Favorite books / What are you reading?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Snackpack, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Just started Contact by Carl Sagan. I find the female protagonist very appealing, to be honest. Hopefully the book will improve in writing, though (doesn't seem very intriguing, or action-filled, or anything).
     
  2. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    I'm reading the 7th book in the 'Temeraire' series by Naomi Novik, 'Crucible of Gold'.

    Awesome series of books dealing with a 'what if' alternate reality where dragons are involved in napoleans war with the british.

    Good stuff and she was a designer who work on neverwinternights.
     
  3. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I think Carl Sagan was subconsciously creating an idealized portrait of himself as a woman.
     
  4. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 5, 2006


    I duno, he is prity charming as he is... I mean look at him an that turtle neck... it's like a...[/quote]
     
  5. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I also bought The Road to read in the Bus and the few free spots I have during the last Two Weeks of the semester. I bought too many books, and I have too little time to actually read them right now.
     
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Knight Rider oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I liked The Road a lot. It's an easy read, enjoyable, and all together swell.


    I have been reading comics instead of "Real" books. Shame on me. I need to go to the book store.
     
  7. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Shouldn't have told me...
     
  8. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Heh, sorry. :mrgreen:
     
  9. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Finished last book last night, it was great, immediately looked up new book. I'm telling you this kindle is like storebought crack, as I browse I can read reviews by OTHER AUTHORS of same genre, amazing, decided on Karl Marlantes’s Matterhorn:A Novel of the Vietnam War, ingesting it now.
     
  10. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    I've been reading one Terry Pratchett book a month for months now. I haven't even read half of all the books and I'm very glad I have years to go before I run out. Currently on Men at Arms.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    So, yesterday I was down at the Book Store, buying a Tintin book for my nephew (he loved the cgi movie, but I wanted him to read the comics) and I found a pretty interesting thing



    For those of you not versed in Spanish, that is a Manga Version of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, I laughed my ass off when I found it, but it didn't end there. After some internet Lurking, I found that there is a whole collection of this manga based on classic literature, "Manga de Dokuha". So now I have a project, I gotta buy these things.
     
  12. BFox17

    BFox17 Still Mildly Glowing

    235
    Apr 20, 2012
    Nietzsche? Hey I remember citing him in an essay I wrote about tragedy in my English :)

    But anyways, I'm currently reading The Great Gatsby.
     
  13. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I've been reading an interesting book. It's the last John Steinbeck ever worked on, called The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights. It seems to have begun as a simple retelling of Sir Thomas Mallory's Le Morte d'Arthur in modernized english, but it went off the tracks at some point into a much more novelistic story. Apparently his publishers were skeptical of the project and he abandoned it and never returned before his death a few years later. It lacks focus, but it's mostly there...enough so that it's probably a top 5 ever sword-and-sorcery book, at least on my list.
     
  14. IllusiveManJr

    IllusiveManJr First time out of the vault

    15
    Aug 13, 2012
    I'm reading the Inheritance cycle. Only a third of the way through Eragon.
     
  15. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Look up The Winter King by Cornwell. It's King Arthur but he bends it around so it is not fantasy, but more historical. I really enjoyed that.
     
  16. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    So I've decided to pick up No Easy Answers, that book about Columbine. Interesting read, mainly because it shows the not-so-popular kids in a way which is quite familiar.
     
  17. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    I just bought 'Cannibal Reign' by Thomas Koloniar - since I'm on a post-apocalyptic/zombie jag I can't seem to shake off lately.

    No idea if it sucks or if it's awesome, never heard of the author. I'll update after I'm a few chapters in...
     
  18. mobucks

    mobucks literally Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Annie Higgins

    Your typical PA survival fare. I say typical because, having read ~5 PA books in my life, a certain formula is becoming apparent. But I guess, I'm into this formula. I'm about half way through. I recommend it if you have a Kindle, since it is free. FREE! I feel like a pirate reading free books. KINDLE IS PIRACY!
     
  19. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    I'm almost finished with Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. It starts a little slow, but it becomes an action-packed adventure before long.
     
  20. Dr. Combat Shotgun

    Dr. Combat Shotgun First time out of the vault

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    Aug 19, 2010
    Finished George R.R. Martins last book, A dance with dragons. Gotta love that guy.