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Psychopath50187
I'am Reading two books right now Art of Deception and The Art of Intrusion both By Kevin D. Mitnick and William L. Simon.

The Art of Deception is about The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security
Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief."
Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.


The Art of Intrusion is about Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including:

* A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines
* Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
* Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison
* A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access

With riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.
Raggy
I'm actually reading quite a few books at the moment: some for school and some for general interest.

A Clockwork Orange.
I always hear stuff about the book so I decided to pick it up and read it. I just wish it was in English as opposed to the Russian slang and English. But then again, it might not have the same power if it was all English.

Battle Royale.
Pretty good. Translation seems a little weird in some places. But, overall it is a good book about survival.

Earth Dwellers.
This is my major general interest book. It is about ants. It is written by researchers that study ants and give insight on the caste system, how they live and so forth. It is pretty interesting. >.>

The two books for school is: A Lesson Before Dying and Fires in the Mirror.

I recommend all except Fires in the Mirror. n_n;
Monkeydog
I will soon be reading Harry Potter 6 Very Happy
i so want Battle Royale but can't find it anywere around here Sad
tidruG
I'm currently reading "Golden Age Detective Stories"... it's a compilation of what you can call the B-sides of some of the best authors... i.e. the stories they've written which have got critical acclaim but not necessarily those stories which became their most popular or most widely-known.... it's pretty good... it starts and ends with SHerlock Holmes... even though the editor Marie Smith says she's tried to put them in chronological order...!?

It's not entirely a bad collection... though you can't really say that they're all detective stories... some of them are just about crime... no smart, eccentric detective... but I suppose that's what I mean when I wrote about the authors' "B-Sides"
derrida
Heidegger - Being and Time


This guy was like maybe the most important philosopher in the 20th century. Depends its either him or Wittgenstein.

Other then that, my next semester philosophy reader.
mrprezz
I am currently reading the new Harry Potter and The Complete Sherlock Holmes. I just finished A Study in Scarlet.
memsa
I am just starting a popular science book called "Sync" about "chaos" emerging from order. There are a large number of books of varying comlexity on this topic. I am not sure yet where it fits in the pack and whether I made a wise choice in purchasing it.
dreamt_death
I'm not reading anything at the moment. I'm just re-reading parts of Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. I finished reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince a couple days ago, though.
S3nd K3ys
I'm currently reading a thread titled "What are you currently reading" in the Literature section of Frihost.com
Pushpull
I'm currently reading 'in doubious battle' by Steinbeck. It's very good !

My only fear is to reach the moment where I will have read all books from Steinbeck... I already reached that point with Dostoievski and shoot, it makes me sad !
kazoe
i've thought of re-reading dreamcatcher, ehehe its been a while since i read king. i kinda miss him. and anyway, the book is way much better than the movie. i dont like that much. but the book is thumbsup!
gh0stface
Currently I'm reading Hearts In Atlantis by Stephen King. It has some ties to the Dark Tower series so I wanted to see how it tied in. So far it's pretty good. Just recently, I finished Chainfire by Terry Goodkind.
Dark_Jedi06
Star Wars: Jedi Trial

Mariel of Redwall

To Kill a Mockingbird (Sophomore English)
Cristian
I like Stanley Kubrick's movies, and after I saw A Clockwork Orange, I decided to find and read the book. I was quite surprised to discover that Russian slang. Fortunately, I studied Russian in school and I could read that book easily and with a lot of fun, but I wonder now how could it be perceived by an English reader without any idea about the Russian language.

The book is really interesting and it reminded me a little of "The Catcher in the Rye".
memsa
I am currently reading "Collapse" by Jared Diamond. It is a non-fiction exploration of the reasons why past and present human societies collapse or thrive. The author's background leads to an emphasis on the interaction between humans and their environment.
dubaichat.de
i read the cartel by tom clancy
ddukki
I just recently finished The Tempest, by Shakespeare. Wasn't what I expected, but it was a good comedy.
pixelsmack
I'm currently reading High Society by Ben Elton.

Its a very interesting book which deals with the social issues regarding drugs. It is sold as being a comedy however there isn't really a great comic line in the book. It is a very interesting read however.
EtherealDesert
I'm reading Amos Oz "A panther in the basement" (it might be cellar, I'm reading a translation) Razz
reinevp
I am reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, the 6th book in the Outlander series.
superdork
Seriously I'm reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I know its all late to be reading this book when the movie has already come out ,but I had set a deadline to finish the book and didn't follow through. So I'm stuck reading it. So far I'm a the chapter where Moody helped Harry in that scene after Harry just came out from his bath.
superdork
Seriously I'm reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I know its all late to be reading this book when the movie has already come out ,but I had set a deadline to finish the book and didn't follow through. So I'm stuck reading it. So far I'm a the chapter where Moody helped Harry in that scene after Harry just came out from his bath. It gets more interesting as I go through the book because I learn new things and uncover secrets of these people.
LostOverThere
I'm reading The Chronic of Quanters (I think thats how to spell it...)
aalmighty
Not reading right now, But I just finished reading "Fear" by L Ron Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard is the same guy who started the church of scientology, After viewing the South Park Episode, I googled to know more stuff about scientology (I knew Tom Cruise was a scientologist, thanks to another brilliant book called "The game" by neil strauss I recently read, but more on that later)

Some page said "The pinnacle of Hubbard's career was the brilliantly written psychological thriller called "fear", a must read for every mortal soul" (How souls could read, they know best). I picked it up at my library, and found it boring. Reaally boring. Keep in mind I started reading it at 2 AM, and I saw blair witch project on DVD in the day and was shaking like a leaf, and still I thought it was boring, and you start getting the idea how boring it was, For someone who's considering reading this, Dont. All it will do is to take four hours away from your life (An in-joke, you'll find out when you read the book!!! Very Happy)

Oh, and "The game" was absolutely brilliant. Go get it from your library. If it doesn't have it, buy it. It's worth it.
Masochistic Tendencies
Romeo and Juliet (For school)

DragonLance and Angel of Vengeance-Ron Cutler
bgdates
The Interpretation of Dreams (3rd edition) by Sigmund Freud

Chapter I: The Scientific Literature Dealing with the Problems of Dreams
A. The Relation of Dreams to Waking Life
B. The Material of Dreams -- Memory in Dreams
C. The Stimuli and Sources of Dreams
1. External Sensory Stimuli
2. Internal (Subjective) Sensory Excitations
3. Internal Organic Somatic Stimuli
4. Psychical Sources of Stimulation
D. Why Dreams are Forgotten after Waking
E. The Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Dreams
F. The Moral Sense in Dreams
G. Theories of Dreaming and its Function
H. The Relations between Dreams and Mental Diseases
Chapter II: The Method of Interpreting Dreams: An Analysis of a Specimen Dream
Chapter III: The Dream as Wish-Fulfilment
Chapter IV: Distortion in Dreams
Chapter V. The Material and Sources of Dreams
A. Recent and Indifferent Materials in Dreams
B. Infantile Material as a Source of Dreams
C. The Somatic Sources of Dreams
D. Typical Dreams
1. Embarrassing Dreams of Being Naked
2. Dreams of the Death of Persons of Whom the Dreamer is Fond
3. Other Typical Dreams
4. Examination Dreams
Chapter VI: The Dream-Work
A. The Work of Condensation
B. The Work of Displacement
C. The Means of Representation in Dreams
D. Considerations of Representability
E. Representation by Symbols in Dreams -- Some Further Typical Dreams
F. Some Examples -- Calculations and Speeches in Dreams
G. Absurd Dreams -- Intellectual Activity in Dreams
H. Affects in Dreams
I. Secondary Revision
Chapter VII: The Psychology of the Dream-Processes
A. The Forgetting of Dreams
B. Regression
C. Wish-Fulfillment
D. Arousal by Dreams -- The Function of Dreams -- Anxiety Dreams
E. The Primary and Secondary Processes -- Repression
F. The Unconscious and Consciousness -- Reality
Bibliography
Masochistic Tendencies
bgdates wrote:
The Interpretation of Dreams (3rd edition) by Sigmund Freud

Chapter I: The Scientific Literature Dealing with the Problems of Dreams
A. The Relation of Dreams to Waking Life
B. The Material of Dreams -- Memory in Dreams
C. The Stimuli and Sources of Dreams
1. External Sensory Stimuli
2. Internal (Subjective) Sensory Excitations
3. Internal Organic Somatic Stimuli
4. Psychical Sources of Stimulation
D. Why Dreams are Forgotten after Waking
E. The Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Dreams
F. The Moral Sense in Dreams
G. Theories of Dreaming and its Function
H. The Relations between Dreams and Mental Diseases
Chapter II: The Method of Interpreting Dreams: An Analysis of a Specimen Dream
Chapter III: The Dream as Wish-Fulfilment
Chapter IV: Distortion in Dreams
Chapter V. The Material and Sources of Dreams
A. Recent and Indifferent Materials in Dreams
B. Infantile Material as a Source of Dreams
C. The Somatic Sources of Dreams
D. Typical Dreams
1. Embarrassing Dreams of Being Naked
2. Dreams of the Death of Persons of Whom the Dreamer is Fond
3. Other Typical Dreams
4. Examination Dreams
Chapter VI: The Dream-Work
A. The Work of Condensation
B. The Work of Displacement
C. The Means of Representation in Dreams
D. Considerations of Representability
E. Representation by Symbols in Dreams -- Some Further Typical Dreams
F. Some Examples -- Calculations and Speeches in Dreams
G. Absurd Dreams -- Intellectual Activity in Dreams
H. Affects in Dreams
I. Secondary Revision
Chapter VII: The Psychology of the Dream-Processes
A. The Forgetting of Dreams
B. Regression
C. Wish-Fulfillment
D. Arousal by Dreams -- The Function of Dreams -- Anxiety Dreams
E. The Primary and Secondary Processes -- Repression
F. The Unconscious and Consciousness -- Reality
Bibliography


Whoa...Whole book breakdown Shocked Impressive.... >.> Overachiever XD
memsa
I have recently read 2 interesting books:

- Collapse by Jared Diamond It is very long but worth the effort to put some overarching view of the world we live in and our impact on it throughout history and in the diversity of human collectives that currently exist on the earth.

- Newton: the making of genius, This is a wonderful exploration of how concepts and images are formed and moulded, evolve over time using Newton as an example of someone of extreme profile.

Currently I am reading "Kepler's Witch" and it is an interesting and enjoyable approach so far.
AardvarkSagus
Currently reading tolkiens "Lord of the Rings" ...again. I have been big into Ton Clancy books recently. I am waiting almost patiently for Harry Potter VII though I am not the biggest fan out there. I have a few others on my reading list but I can never remember what they are when I feel a need to pick up a book.
Goatmonkey
My current fav is Truman by David McCullough. It is one of the best books I have ever read and alot of other people think so as well since it is a Pulitzer Prize winner.
ruff_ryder
Currently reading Justine by Marquis de Sade
Kuma
Now reading Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa (for second time).

Next, Hyperion by Dan Symmons.
brilliantbeauty
I am currently readin the Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. GREAT book!
Cream
Currently I am reading 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee.
I have to read the book as it is for my English GCSE, but I find the book quite boring as it mainly focuses on a court case, and the life of 'Scout'.
I've read the book before and it didn't interest me then, and it isn't now.
James Bond-007
I'm reading Black Hawk Down. I have a liking for the genre of war books. I don't know why...I suppose those stories just have a good build. And of course, I musnt forget the 007 books. I like the movies, and the books are a pretty easy read and are pretty exciting. Anyways, I hear that Black Hawk Down, the book is better than the movie....That's what I'll have to find out.
zender
Currently reading a book about the 2nd world war in belgium, mainly about the resistance, battle of the bulge,...
juliox
Hi right now I´m reading the The Analyst by John Katzenbach and also i bought the THE MADMAN'S TALE, try to read them. Laughing
KungFuChris
Currently trying to make my way into Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy.

I've only read one other book of his so far - Rainbow Six - and I'm finding this one a lot slower going and hard to get started on.

Endeavour I shall, however.
Jasna
Right now, I'm reading The Coming of the French Revolution by Georges Lefebvre[/i] and Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. FYI, I did not choose the first book out of my own free will; I am a student of European history. I did choose the second book, though -- I am a stickler of the English langauge.
kain
The Chronicles of Narnia By C.S. Lewis. I'm currently on the 4th book (Prince Caspian). Very good books. I love how they expand your imagination. What if there really was another world where all these things can happen? It's cool to think about...
zebrabongo
I just finished Gai-jin by James Clavell. Not having read his other books, and only seen Shogun on TV, I have to say that I’m impressed.

The book carries on the story of Noble House, a major trading company in Asia started by Dirk Struan. Now the center of attention has moved from Hong Kong to the new settlement in Japan as we follow the story of Dirk Struans grandchild and heir to the title of Tai-pan.

The book gives you an insight to life in Japan on the brink of the industrial revolution. Traditionalists trying to preserve their way of life while the world around them is changing. There is no skewed “good vs. evil” perspective in this book, just real people trying to make the best of their situation.

I’m definitely going to read his other books, but this time start at the beginning.

As for what I’m reading now: Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan.
Check out the thread on Robert Jordan on this forum.
http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-8942.html
carriage_return
I'm reading Forever Odd by Dean Koontz, the sequel to Odd Thomas(which was the best book he has put out in recent years). Before this the last thing I read was (The) Ring by by Koji Suzuki, which was really , really good. Much better than the movie in my opinion.
ocalhoun
Lord of the rings: Return of the King
(the pre-movie version)
I've lost track of how many times I've read this book, but I still like it.
SunburnedCactus
Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland. Bit of a weird one, and certainly not his best work, but still highly readable.
WinterMoon
I just began reading a book on dark deities called "The Dark Archetype: Exploring the Shadow Side of the Divine." It's written by Denise Dumars and Lon Nyx, and though I have a couple of issues with it (some of their chapter titles are just plain silly, and they didn't bother to include Sekhmet OR Nyx), I just started today and I'm already very, very impressed. These two authors did a wonderful job . . .

WinterMoon
jp
Well, my favorite has to be either Go Ask Alice or Speak... But I'm currently reading Ender's Game for school. English sucks... Sad
aerialdreams
Right now I'm reading, of all things, Ivanhoe by sir walter scott to improve my reading skills...I know, I'm weird like that. But anyway, I'm planning to read the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Elphame's Choice by P.C. Cast, For Camelot's Honor by For Camelot's Honor, The Destined Queen by Deborah Hale, Poison Study by Maria Snyder, Winter Moon by Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, C.E. Murphy, Brighid's Quest by P.C. Cast , and Shadows of Prophecy by Rachel Lee. Woah, I didn't realize that I still have so many books to read! I really should get started..
erotic_city
i am reading the voyage out, virginia woolf. its great.
scratcher
Actually i'm reading Da Vinci Code, of Dan Brown.

Very attractive book.
kuad
Barca - A Peoples Passion by Jimmy Burns. Something like an unofficial history of the club
darklighter
i'm reading all the pockets of Charmed. They are good but if you read them, you certainly need to have seen the series. Otherwise, it is kind of hard to understand everything.
Tasukii
Im reading a book of Jose Saramango, original title is "Ensaio sobre a Cuegeuira" french title is "L'aveuglement" it is about all the population of earth getting blind, very scary and well write
Scaramanga
ruff_ryder wrote:
Currently reading Justine by Marquis de Sade

Good book. Pick up his Philosophies of the Bedroom if you can. de Sade was so much more than the master of perversion most people think he was.

Currently, I'm reading Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink That Conquered the World. Man I was tricked into enjoying a history book by BOOZE! Very Happy
FriBogdan
Lames Clavell >>> Tai-Pan. I love the culture it is present in Clavell's novels. U will not regret if u should read any of this writer works.
linaghirxi
I am currently reading MAYADA DAUGHTER OF IRAQ by Jean Sasson. Jean got permission to write this book after an interview with Mayada herself.

It is a true story, another topical story in Jean Sasson's World of Women Series. Mayada was actually Jean's translator on a visit to Baghdad in 1998. It was during this time that Jean interviewed Mayada.

Jean tells this brave woman's story and provides a fascinating insight into Iraq's cultured and ancient history.
pallida_mors
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco...interesting read for medievalists and occultists. All about: sephirot, caballa, mysticism, occult, alchemy, history, art and science. Very impressive, though seems vapid at start.
BCP88
Currently I'm reading The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) I really like the book. It's one of the best books I've ever read.
bellairebpa
BCP88 wrote:
Currently I'm reading The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) I really like the book. It's one of the best books I've ever read.


Dan Brown books are indeed enticing, but if you like The Da Vinci Code, I'm sure you would like Angels and Demons, too (if not more). Reading The Da Vinci Code would be a good precursor to watching the movie coming out sometime next year, though. I simply can't wait.

I, for one, read Memoirs of a Geisha just about a month ago and since then it has become one of my favorite books! The movie isn't that great I hear, but I still intend to see it soon. (as in tomorrow or the day after that soon)

Last night, I finished reading Jane Eyre (going back to the classics) and was amazed at how much and how thouroughly I enjoyed it. Seriously, Charlotte Bronte's voice throughout the entire book was so frail yet strangely also strong. Jane has become my all-time favorite heroine, which is a surprise considering she isn't pretty, and I usually tend to admire the glossy locked, long lashed beauties. There's something about her though -a perfect balance of modesty and a delightfully piquant wit. Read it! I promise that if you are able to make it to the end of the novel, you will relish it!

Now I've started Waiting for Snow in Havanna by Carlos Eire; a most hilarious book (even though it is written by a history professor at Yale) about his boyhood in Cuba and then, the United States. I will definitely keep anyone who cares updated on it.


Reading is rest for the soul.
kazoe
hhmmm, right now, I'm reading Edding's Elder Gods.

Currently, I've got a book from Dan Brown, the one next in line for my reading, eheh
Itachi
I am currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia. It is a good set of fantasy books. The Movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. is the second book in this 7 book series. all together the books are about 750-800 pages so about the size of the 5th Harry Potter book.

~Itachi
Nanks
Currently reading 'From Here to Eternity' by James Jones, it's pretty good so far
Hippish
I'm reading Eldest by Christopher Paolini at the moment, it's the follow-up on his book Eragon and if you like fantasy and havent read it..shame on you!
They're among the best books ive ever read, If you haven't read them already, I really recommend them.
bigdan
Last book I read was V8 Supercar drivers Mark Skaife's book which detailed a year in his life.

Currently I'm reading the latest FHM. Needless to say I haven't read many books lately...
pomp
I am currently reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.I've read Davinci code too and liked it. I harbour a deep interest in history and Ban Brown is just the right author for me.
susanna mayfair
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My current fav is Truman by David McCullough.

I almost got this at the library the other day but there was another book in that I really wanted instead. If I check out more than one book at a time I rack up the fines. It's next on my list though!
benwhite
Just finished Jared Diamond's Collapse, really good sequel to pulitzer prize winning Guns, Germs, and Steel.

Read Jonathan Safran Foer's second book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which was excellent.

Finished up William Gibson's Pattern Recognition, which I really liked.

I highly recommend all three. Now reading Tad William's The Dragonbone Chair.
igor123d
I am currently reading Ecce Homo by Nietzche. I loved all books/essays that I read by him, and this, his autobiography is just as great. He recaps his life and his insipirations for his workds. And of course you can be certain that he is just as modest as in his other writings. Just look at the chapter titles: "Why am I so Wise", "Why am I so clever", "Why do I write such great books", etc. Well, you have to love him. He is definetly my favorite philosopher.
roumainmichel
The Master and Margarita. Mikhail Bulgakov .... Long time I hadn't been hooked by a book this way .... The wrinting style is Nabokovesque , it is a pleasure to read, with a profound meaning and different layers of reading ( fantasy , critique of communist regime , critique of the human beeing ... )...

I can't say more but recommand it and complain that this author is so little known...
althalus
Currently reading book five (out of five) of the Belgariad; "Enchanters End Game" by David (& Leigh) Eddings.

Dancing
Ioana
Cristian wrote:
I like Stanley Kubrick's movies, and after I saw A Clockwork Orange, I decided to find and read the book. I was quite surprised to discover that Russian slang. Fortunately, I studied Russian in school and I could read that book easily and with a lot of fun, but I wonder now how could it be perceived by an English reader without any idea about the Russian language.


Did Stanley Kubrick himself understand russian? I am just curious.
benwhite
Just finished Tevye the Dairyman (the book Fiddler on the Roof was based on) by Sholem Aleichem, and now I'm halfway through Franz Kafka's The Trial.
glossee
my latest novel is Harry potter and the half blood prince, but havent finish it yet..im kinda busy and lazy too LOL
PoweredDeath
I'm reading The Art of War and The Da Vinci Codes right now.
nopaniers
I'm reading "The Romance of Three Kindgdoms".

It's not a romance at all, but a story of the breakup of the Han Empire in China (220 AD). It starts out:
Quote:
Here begins our tale. The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been.


As the Han empire crumbles, three leader rise up: Cao Cao, a devious man who will kill for power; Sun Juan, a very capable general; and Lui Bei, the "hero" of the story.

It is filled with facinating tales, and so far it's making a truly excellent read.
Vrythramax
A book for work...."Cross Platform PERL Conformance"...whatta bore Crying or Very sad
Garg
Currently reading the new Wilbur Smith. It's actually quite good (for the moment).
sebascorre
Memories of Midnight

I could not close the book.
It is very good.

Catherine lost her memory and wound up in a convent in the care of nuns. She is later taken in by shipping tycoon Constantin Demiris and given a job in his Trade Corporation office in London. Catherine is actually Catherine Douglas, a woman believed to have been murdered by her husband Larry and his mistress Noelle Page. Noelle was also the mistress of Demiris and he had set up the trial lawyers so that Larry and Noelle would be executed.
DCLXVI
I am currently reading the dragon, black, and clear books by the l337. Not actual books but if printed they would make quite the collection. They are very informaitonal, especially about doze security. The more i read into them, the more interested my 900mHz phone seems... Evil or Very Mad
Arno v. Lumig
I'm reading the 4th book of the "Dark Tower" by Stephen King.
I liked the previous parts more then this one.

Greetz, Arno
Moore
Midnight for Charlie Bone, by Jenny Nimmo. I would like to read the entire series, but then read a James Bond book called SilverFin.
thelfc
Currently reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince... Seems to be an OK book... Coulda been much better.... Sad
carl005
Just finished 1984 (read it in about two days). Next on the list is actually a French play called Rhinoceros, which I have started, but makes very little sense to me at all. I'm going to double that up with Brave New World, which I've already read but have to re-read for school.
Jacob
Right now I'm reading a book called "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown.

I'm sure everyone's heard of it.

It's the prequel (sort of) to the DaVinci Code.

Next week I'm going to reread "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.
That book is amazing. It's about life in a "perfect" society.
No music. No colors. No snow. No ocean. Nothing but a black and white, robotic-like society.
One kid breaks lose, and yeah, that's what the book's about.

Just read it.

Very Happy
Garg
I've just finished the latest WIlbur Smith (Le fils du nil in french, the son of the nile). It's actually quite good if you like Thrillers in the egyptian age. Pharoes, treason, (sex), and some very interresting battle sequences.

I've actually read another WIlbur Smith novel that was quite interresting. It was about an archeologist that find an untouched pharoe's tomb in somalia. The pharoe died while in exile in the south of egypt.

Of course, you've got the bad guys who are also looking to get into the tomb !

Anyway, if you like egypt and it's mythologie, I strongly recommend that you take a Wilbur Smith with you on your next vacation !
heartcore
I'm currently reading "While you Svenssons were eating plankstek"(translated) by Per Anderrson. A book about graffiti from the start in the early 80's to todays date. Kinda interesting Smile
This is one of the first books that I have read that really get me to continue reading. So I really like this one. And I will try to look up some of the books yuo guys are reading, some sounds kinda interesting. Cool
simp
Steinbeck's "The Pearl". It's short enough so that you won't get bored, and the concept although ancient, is timeless: that a sudden windfall of wealth can be a curse, rather than a blessing, and nothing brings out the evil in people like other people's money. Unfortunately the story starts better than it ends, and is a little too preachy (I would rather the point have been subtly suggested instead of being slammed home with a hammer.) Still, it's worth a read, and if you like Steinbeck, try "East of Eden" which I liked better than his more notable "The Grapes of Wrath."
nubster
Generally I stick to adventure or fantasy books, but the other night I was in the mood for something light to curl up with. Not finding anything "light" enough on my shelf, I raided my mom's Nora Roberts books (which I'd always teased her about before). I've read two already and am on my third. Though the dialogue is lacking at times, she has written books in a wide range of subjects (from scuba diving to real-life fairies). She is definitely an author I would reccommend for a rainy night by the fire.
hwwgandolf
I am reading maya and photoshop, wizard and glass ( stephen king), programing c ++,maya 5 for windows and macintosh, dreamweaver mx 2004. like king for easy reading when I'm not teaching myself the other things.
bluedevil7878
Right now I'm reading This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolffe, it's like a better version of Catcher in the Rye. He also wrote Old School which is entertaining its sort of like the movies Emperor's Club and Dead Poet's Society.
siddhartha
Currently, I am going through THE ALCHEMIST by PAULO COELHO and also reading and re-reading SHERLOCK HOLMES series.. Its just awesome.. Also, THE THREE MUSKETEERS by ALEXANDRE DUMAS is near completion....
As for non-fiction, am currently going through TREASURY OF COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE by NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
KayosGraphix
I'm currently reading 'The Queen of the Damned' by Anne Rice.
It's a brilliant book, 3rd in the Vampire Chronicles...
Djim
In the instant I read "Dictionnaire français-anglais anglais-français ROBERT"
It's very usefull
nox-Hand
I am currently reading Angels and Deamons by Dan Brown. BRILLIANT Very Happy


I like his books, they are so exciting Smile

nox-Hand
abhishek_2410
i m currently reading harry potter goblet of fire it s a good book
kung_fu_stu
I am currently reading STATE OF FEAR by Michael Crichton. I'm only about half way throught the book and it's taking me a while to finish; partly because I'm so busy with school. The other reason it is taking me a while is the fact that it just isn't as good as some of his others. The last two he came out with (AIRFRAME and PREY) were much more compelling.
Kai
A couple of books that I am reading are:

Papillion - A heart felt book about a man who was falsely imprisoned, and sentenced for murder in the 1930’s. His sentence, Hard Labor for life. It’s all about his parrels, accomplishments, and his radical escape from the prison penetentry "Diablo" near French Guiana.

Darren Shan - A fantasy, fun series about vampires, vampaneeze. I like the twisting, unexpected plot.
byutiful
im reading... Memoirs of A Geisha
drkarthi
I am currently reading Seizure by Robin Cook and Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. I just finished DNA by James Watson.
zonymousbond007
I just read Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, and I am now reading Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda. Both are based on the Splinter Cell games by Ubisoft, which I am a big fan of.

Very very good books, I recommend them Smile.
nskaushik
I am currently reading

CHIMERA - BY ISSAC ASIMOV

ENDERS GAME - BY ORSON SCOTT

and

ICON - BY FREDERICK FORSYTH
Shewolf
Right now I'm reading Possession, by Byatt. I've heard it's even become a movie, but I'm not going to watch it what so ever Rolling Eyes
It's a beautiful book, full of poetry, art and humor. Not the averange humor, but all the little things. All the small comments which makes a book a real treasure Very Happy
patafizicar
L'Anneau d'Or, a book about Russian churches and monasteries.
zonymousbond007
I just finished Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda (based upon the brilliant game series by Ubisoft),created by Tom Clancy, and written by David Michaels (Raymond Benson)

Now, I'm reading Patriot Games by Tom Clancy, which is a very good book Very Happy
softnow
I am currently reading the complete short stories of Roand Dahl.
He see life in a different way to the ordinary person. They are strange but interesting
colilon
Harlan Coben - Gone For Good.

Dan Urian - Script Into Performance.

Lena Küchler-Silberman - My Hundred Children.
zonymousbond007
I'm halfway through Tom Clancy's Patriot Games, a very interesting thriller, which I'm really really enjoying at the moment Very Happy
giantsfanster
Right now I'm reading The Old Man and the Sea, by John Steinbeck for school.
Garg
I've started my first Harlan Coben book...

Really quite good till now !
galla
At the moment I'm reading Angels & Deamons by Dan Brown Very Happy
Great book, nearly finished and only had it a few days.
adhoc
I'm currently reading Le Petit Prince to better my French, and I'm going to start on Life of Pi today.

LPP is very charming.
mialynavahy
if only it were true (marc levy)
i love this book, so cute, so romantic... the movie is not as good as the book

and the warrior of the light by Paolo Coelho (a good philosopher)
Description : by amazon Wink
Warrior of the Light: A Manual is an inspirational companion to The Alchemist, an international bestseller that has beguiled millions of readers around the world. Every short passage invites us to live out our dreams, to embrace the uncertainty of life, and to rise to our own unique destiny. In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho helps bring out the Warrior of the Light within each of us. He also shows readers how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.

Paulo Coelho is one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Now, in the long-awaited companion to his first novel, Coelho presents a collection of philosophical stories that will delight and guide seekers everywhere.
Eiken
I'm currently in the middle of reading House Of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski. It's a really good book, it's written in a really strange way. Sometimes the character who's also reading the book will leave footnotes and they'll end up going on for pages. But it's really cool.
Critias
The Cat Who Came In From The Cold by Deric Longden.

It's funny, heart-warming, sarcastic, witty had me laughing and crying with it. It's wonderful as a book for light reading. There's 3 cats, one silly man who talks to himself and everything he sees, one sultana and a blind lady who seemed totally wonderful. A brilliant piece of book that lets yoy take a peek into the lifes of the brits.

I'll recommend A Play on Words too. That one had me in stitches.
marcmgeronimo
This is hard. I've got pile of books on my bed side all of the have bookmarks on them. I read one of them before I sleep, depending on my mood.

Let's see:

Naked Empire - T. Goodkind. - I love the fusion of love story, magic and war in the medieval setting. It's the 8th book of the series and I think I should be finishing this because the 9th book was already out since last year. This is actually one of my favorite books in the magic-fantasy genre.

Labyrinth -Kate Mosse. A new acquisition. I've just bought this a few days ago. It belongs to the genre of Dan Brown's books. History and treasure hunt... well you got the idea i guess.

Software Engineering book - geek reading. I'm a software engineer... just want to read this when I feel to geek. Smile

the dark elf trilogy - r.a. salvatorre. Another book of fantasy and magic genre. i'm on book three. just trying to finish the third book. the second book bored me.
hellrahul
Crurrenrently I am Reading Books on Dynamic website developeing from dreamweaver.
I am reading Books on PHP and ASP.NET
Coclus
At the moment I 'm reading a book written by T.C. Boyle, Drop City. It's about a hippie community in california , that moves after proplems with the government to Alaska, where these hippies meet real drop outs...
I can only recommend this really funny but also realistic-written book!
It's wonderfully summing up the hippie era!
tyrant
To catch a Tartar : A book banned in Singapore as it speaks against our former prime minister lee kuan yew and now as the minister mentor.

Finished Reading the wHeeL of time, now waiting for the last book to be released

The rest are your mid-level author written books. I read atleast 3 books a week. So i can't recall most of their titles or authors -__-
carriage_return
I might as well do tell, don't you think my pretty Nell? said he far into the well, half-track course to hell ...

Currently reading two books.

"Desperation"by Stephen King. Fascination lurking in sheets I would dare to say.

"The world of perception. Seven conferences" by Maurice Merleau-Poty. A small piece of literary insight shaped philosofy about the experience of the world. Reccomended as well (and quite a small read, only about 90 pages).
khairulsyahir
Currently reading Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult. I'm gripped by her novel Saving Faith before, so I gues this will do the same.

I have just finished reading A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. A good book talking about life and 4 suicidals who happen to meet each other the very night and at the very place they want to end their life. But beware: full of swears.
nopaniers
I'm reading "The shape of things to come" by HG Wells.

It's written in 1932 and he predicts the future for the next 180 years (well, more realistically, he dreams of a utopian future so he can tell everyone his political ideals). In it, he successfully predicts the rise of gas warface, the militarisation of Europe, the failure of the treaty of Versailles, and WW2... but as you'd expect he also goes wrong in a lot of places which are just as interesting. If you want to know more you'll have to read the book Wink
zjosie729
I'm reading Eragon.
It's an awesome book, and it's making on my top ten book/series list (they're not listed in order and I don't have 10 yet):

Harry Potter (all 6 of them)
Eragon
Young Wizards (the whole series)
Equarium (the whole series)
Bartimaeus Trilogy (all three)
The Wind in the Willows
tsukiyuuki
The book I'm spending most of my time on right now is Seven Pillars of Wisom, by T. E. Lawrence, who is probably better known as Lawrence of Arabia. Personally, I find it fascinating, but it isn't the sort of thing most people read nowadays.

I'm also currently reading lots of books on Japanese mythology and folklore for a novel I'm researching, which I'm also finding really interesting. Then again, I'm a mythology nerd, so that would have something to do with it. Rolling Eyes
MythicalMuffin
I'm between books. I just finished Stardust by Niel Gaiman. It was a pleasant read, but not a really good read.

I have several books I could go to, though - there's The Rowan by Anne McCafrey (which I started but never finished), Eldest by Christopher Paolini (which I've read a few times by now), Anne of Green Gables, which spits a cloud of dust in my face when I go to pick it up because it's been neglected for so long, or I could always go back over my favourite chapters of Lord of the Rings.

I'd really rather go find something new, though. Curse the public libraries for being so far from home...
Satori
I too am between books. I just finished Everyday Enlightenment by Dan Millman. It was a great book. I wish it were required reading for all of humanity! Of course, just because someone read it doesn't mean they'd apply it...but if they don't ever read it, they don't even have a chance to apply it. This book was another wonderful book from Millman. His other books include Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior, and The Journeys of Socrates. I have read all of these as well and they are awesome books.

Everyday Enlightenment was different from the others because it wasn't a story book. The other three are a sort of trilogy that talk about how Dan (the author) meets an old man who calls himself Socrates and teaches Dan what he calls the "way of the peaceful warrior." The first two relate Dan's life story while the third book tells us the life story of the mysterious Socrates. The Journeys of Socrates actually was my favorite of the series because the story of where Socrates came from and why he decides to help Dan is amazing.

Everyday Enlightenment is more of a how to book. It provides you with a roadmap to enlightenment. It gives you 12 gateways to complete in order, each one setting you up for and giving you the tools to complete the next one. Overall, a great book for those searching for enlightenment in your everyday life.

My next book on my list is the Celestine Prophecy. I have read this book already, but would like to read it again before I read the sequal (the Tenth Insight) which I have yet to read.
kazoe
I've just finished David Edding's The Dreamers Book 1 and well, I'm rereading it. I like the fights and the cleverness and the way of planning the plot, all in all.
Teishi
I'm currently in the middle of Neil Gaiman's "Anansi Boys". Just a brilliantly funny as his other stuff. I'm also thinking of picking up Fritjof Capra's "The Hidden Connections" (about systems theory and other groovy things) just to keep going now that I don't have uni work to do...
lycadia
The Story of the Stone by Barry Hughart. It's fiction, fantasy, set in china, draws on a lot of history and folklore but is also funny and remarkably odd. I love it. I've also just finished reading Stephen King's Rose Madder, rereading his Eyes of the Dragon and am currently juggling a couple different TerryPrachet Discworld books and considering starting Dune. I've been computerless a couple weeks, and have been going through books like bonbons. I love summertime reading.
Shuragawa
At the moment i am reading the book Silver is for secrets,its by laurie faria stolarz. its the third book in the series and its really good.
raaeft1
I am currently reading the following:
Savitri-An Epic by Sri Aurobindo
Sai Satcharitra
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan novels
Science of Getting Rich
venus flytrap
currently im reading eldest by christofer poalini in preparation for the new eragon movie.but im also reading a cool book called ''japanese thru comis'' i think its good for those who like manga and japan and stuff Very Happy
but i normaly write, it keeps me going!! Very Happy Very Happy hehe...
yeu9h1
I'm also reading Eldest. It's quite good, I think, and it's amazing how a teenager could creat such a thing (ah, I'm still struggling with some 1000 words essays). Just finished Farenheit 451, which is a great novel. It makes you think a lot -> I did not fully understand what happened Sad
althalus
I'm reading Regina's Song by David & Leigh Eddings, for the second time now. Good read. Smile
raaeft1
I just finished reading Colin Forbe's `No Mercy'.
Tweed, Paula and Marler are my favourite characters.
imera
Right now Iam reading Darren Shan triology, again.

It is about vamires and vampans Ithink they are called in english. I amnot sure because I have only read them in norwegian. But anyway, the vampires is the good part, they don't kil humans, just take a small asmount of blood. Another thing is that they do not live for ever, their ages quite slow.
So,they are fighting against eachother. the end is quite suprising.
I have difficulties eksplaining about the books.
This Darren Shan gets transfered into a vampire against his wil, because he did a stupid thing.
Action, that is the easiest way to eksplain the books in, action and fantasy. The kind of books that I like.
m00tmuffin
An oldie but a goodie--Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. An undoubtedly magnificent book, morality aside. Razz It's sort of strange, because I don't think the presentation of the subject matter is what is objectionable, it seems to be the subject matter in itself to be what disturbs people mostly. But, then again...think of all the books about serial killers, trashy soft-core porn romance novels, and other books filled with gore and the like...at least Lolita doesn't glorify the subject matter like those stories might. A wonderful book though...be sure to read it. Smile
em0o
Right now, I am currently reading Balzac, Ferragus. It actually is really good. It is about Parisian life and the has spying, pure love, adulturous and vengeful love, and more.
mjohnson
Angles and demons wrote by Dan Brown.It is a wonderful book .
Mysterious Euphony
Currently, I seem to be flitting between two separate novels - Wild Lavender by Belinda Alexandra, and The Ancient Future by Traci Harding. Despite the fact that I've read them both, I still find it a giddy thrill to repeat my absorption of their contents; I always manage to find a new detail I didn't notice in previous reads.

Wild Lavender tells the story of a fourteen-year-old girl by the name of Simone Fleurier, who lives with her relatives on a farm in Provence, France in the early fragments of the 1920s. They farm lavender for their income, and are happy. Until one day when Simone's father dies, and her uncle Gerome sends her to Marseilles to his mother (the Great Aunt) to work. Simone finds her life to be impoverished in the strange city, until she discovers a music hall. Throughout the novel, we are told of her journey from a farmer's daughter to France's greatest music hall star and Paris's most luminous star in the sky that is modern society in the first half of the twentieth century.

On the other hand, The Ancient Future concentrates more on fantasy. Tory Alexander, a university student, is stranded one night after the tyres of her rental car flatten. In the throes of the night, she awakes to find that it is almost midnight, and she is suddenly pulled into a vortex of time and space, thrown through the continnuum and landing in another time - the 6th Century AD, in Wales (then known as Prydyn). The Ancient Future tells her story, following Alexander as she changes from an ordinary student of the 20th Century into a High Queen of Briton and Prydyn in the 6th, becoming a formidable figure in Welsh history.

I adore both books - fascinating and unique in their own rights. I highly recommend them. Smile
evanc88
I'm reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. It's sort of his memoir. I like it so far. I guess it's a bit tough to get through at some points, but it's worth it really.
foodman
well what im currently reading is the 80 greatest conspiracys of all time. sorry for the spelling i dont have the book with me at the moment. its just about conspiracys that have been made over the years and i highly recomend it to anyone
mialynavahy
i'm reading a paolo coelho's book : "veronika decides to die", it's a great book about life, about the desire to be alive, this book touch the soul
mpbarthou
i'm currently reading harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban in english (I'm french) written by J.K. ROWLING and Don Quichotte De La Manche in french written by CERVANTES
poet
Curently reading "Your Dreams and Your Stars" by david Melbourne and helen adams. I am more reading this for a diffrent out look on the world of dreams. Alot I have found to this point covers just the basics, and since this is tied into my site and forums, as in the topic, figured need more back ground then I already have.
crimson_aria
I just finished the book "Five people you meet in heaven" by Mitch Albom a while ago.
kiranaghor
I have finished Da Vinci Code.
Now I am reading a marathi peotry book called : 'Maunachi Bhashantare' means 'translations of the silence'
graeinler
I've just recently finished The Road Less Travelled by M. Scott Peck. The reviews for it says that It will change your outlook in life. I believe it did. I recommend it for a good read.

As of yet, Im back to reading Zecharia Sitchins Genesis Revisited. Reading this book gives me the creeps. It presents a lot of new ideas on how we became and the history for it. Intriguing one. This book will test your belief on contemporary norms.


:: Mr. Noone Special.
kcw1304
I am currently reading Lucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger. Its a collection of 5 short stories about girls in love that also live in Asia. I'm on the third on so far and have enjoyed them all!
allanxiao
I'm currently reading Feynman Lectures on Physics, you get to know so much in those letures, but it just takes too long to finish.
eqdsign
At the moment i'm reading Sillmarilion by J.R.R. Tolkien... Really cool book, it's about the dawn of life in the LOTR universe!
strato_220
I'm reading never let me go, it's the saddest book ever, it's decent though
Obake
At the moment, I'm reading:

Abarat, by Clive Barker, which I'm slightly disappointed with. Having read Imajica, I know that Clive Barker is capable of some superb prose and intensely detailed storylines; by comparison, the prose of Abarat seems cliche, and its plot sparse.

Which is not to say that it's not a decent book--just that there are a couple of things that make me, a rather finicky reader, twitch just a little inside.

Lapsing into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print--and How to Avoid Them, by Bill Walsh. This is one of the best style books I've come across to date, because it doesn't simply lay out rules to be followed, but gives the logic behind the suggestions. I don't always agree with Mr Walsh, but I can see where he's coming from, and I much prefer that to being told what to do but not why.

The Anubis Gates, by Tim Powers. A book that's been taking me a shamefully long time to read. The story is good, and involves all sorts of exciting things--time travel, sorcery, gypsies, crossdressing, secret magical societies, Egyptian gods, and werewolves--but, again, there's something about the prose that makes me pause and go, 'hm.' As I said, finicky reader.

Just before these books, I read:

Monster Blood Tattoo, by David Cornish; a beautiful first novel that was never meant to be written at all. It would make me very happy to know whether anyone else on Frihost has read this book, since it's a very recent release.

Right after these books, I'll read:

Life With Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse. Wodehouse is a big influence on my favourite contemporary author (Terry Pratchett); my key lecturer waxes lyrical on his skill as a stylist; and my girlfriend recently came into the fandom by way of the Jeeves and Wooster TV series starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Clearly, the universe is trying to tell me something.

Vintage Wodehouse, edited by Richard Usborne. Same reasons as above.

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. Because a friend lent it to me, and hey--serious fantasy authors spinning erotica. It's going to be either very good or very bad, and either way, a lot of fun.
sarahjlayouts
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, for the third time. If you have never read this book and have entered/graduated/dropped out of high school you can definately relate. it doesn't matter if you were the most popular kid in school or infact, a wallflower, it will change your life. I have looked at so many things differently because of some of the things Chbosky has mentioned through Charlie. It has opened my eyes to be more welcoming to people who are different from myself. This book made me want to write letters, it made me want to write in general. It is an amazing story. Very Happy
Traveller
Obake wrote:
Life With Jeeves, by P. G. Wodehouse....
Wodehouse (pronounced "Woodhouse") is one of my favourites. I also thought that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were superb in their respective roles in the TV series Jeeves and Wooster.

Currently, I'm just finishing up the biography, Beethoven: The Universal Composer by Edmund Morris. It is very good, and Morris' description of the Moonlight Sonata, alone, is worth getting the book.

Next week, I'll be taking a trip that will include two days by bus getting there, then again to get back, so I plan on taking a big book that I haven't read yet, but have been wanting to read: Anna Karenina.
Obake
Traveller wrote:
Wodehouse (pronounced "Woodhouse") is one of my favourites. I also thought that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were superb in their respective roles in the TV series Jeeves and Wooster.


I'm looking forward to diving into those books--and seeing the series. Very Happy Although I have to admit to a certain sinking feeling when I was confronted with a full shelf of Wodehouse in my university's library. It came from a thought along the lines of:

I know I'm going to fall for this writer. It's, like, written somewhere. Why do I always have to go for the prolific ones? I started collecting Pratchett in Year 9 and I still haven't caught up and he keeps on writing, and now this? *sigh*

Oh well. Rolling Eyes Bottoms up!
Ab_Sleny
King Lear
Trent DeWhite
I just finished reading Showdown by Ted Dekker. It was definitely an intriguging mystery, although not quite as exciting as his earlier novel, Thr3e, or as engaging as his Circle Trilogy. However, I'm eager to read his latest book, House, which was co-authored with Frank Peretti (author of novels like Hangman's Curse, The Visitation, and The Oath).
raaeft1
I am re-reading Arthur Hailey's Hotel for the umpteenth time.
The novel is truly superb and I identify with some of the characters especially the old man who ultimately turns out to be a millionaire.
I have read most of Arthur Hailey's novels but I find Hotel to be the best.
udaykamboj
Im reading The Argumentative Indian by Amartaya Sen. He has a brutal approach to the indian culture which is what is required today atleast for the indians. It's the only eye opener we can get frankly. The book covers a lot of aspects from indian history to current indian political senario. If you're interested in indian culture and history this is a must read.

Previous knowledge of indian culture is required. Specially mythology like Ramayana.
romaop
Now I've got the company of the stories of the following two books:
"The alchemist", written in 1988 by Paulo Coelho.
"The dictators", written in 2004 by Richard Overy.

Paulo Coelho is a very creative and spiritual writer. I've read some time ago "Veronika decides to die" which I liked.
People like Julia Roberts or Madonna recommend this author's books and particularly "The alchemist".

"The dictators" is the revised history about Hitler and Stalin, their countries and population. New information from recently revealed secret archives was used to compose a profound analysis.
This is not a soft reading. It will take some time to read this big and dense book, and, in the end, I think it will be worthy.
Richard Overy is an expert on the history of the World War II. He's not a romantic history novelist for sure.
Dragate
I'm reading Blood Memory.

It's about this woman called Catherine Ferry, who is suffereing from a mild form of bipolar and maybe multipersonality disorder trying to find out her past. She was probabaly abused as a child from her father. She finds out that it was evident she was abused, and has something to do with her investigattions and how her father was murdered. She goes on a quest to find the truth of who abused her in the past and what is happining on int he present. It's quite a good book.
lycadia
The Belgariad by David Eddings (Again, I love David Eddings and highly recommend him to anyone who likes Fantasy)
The Dreamers by David Eddings (book one, for the first time)

Eight Skilled Gentleman by Barry Hughart, a Master Li novel. That's another series I recommend, though they are a bit odder and more thought-provoking, being Fantasy inspired by chinese folklore.

Changeling: The Dreaming main book for the RPG game, cause I'm once again creating a character.

A Shield of Three Lions: historical fiction set during the Crusades.
pandmatrix
i m currently reading.. LOTR by JRR tolkien.. never read it before,, but its really great..
standready
At the moment, I am reading Clive Clusser's Lost City. It is the 5th in his Kurt Austin / NUMA series.
bobthesmiley
I'm currently reading Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for summer reading. It's not going too good thanks to a low attention span for it.
jipmerite
No God But God by Reza Aslan

"Just the History of Islam that I needed, judicious and truly illumination" - A.S.Byatt in the Guardian

"A revelation... Aslan's... careful scholarship and precise language [are] acutely perceptive" - The Independent
Mrs Lycos
I'm currently reading The Blood Countess, by Andrei Codrescu. It's about the life of Elizabeth Bathory, a real countess from Hungary in the XVI century, who became notorious by her obsession for beauty and taking baths in virgins' blood. The author claims he's a descendant of the countess, and the book makes really interesting reading. It has some sexual passages too.
By the way, there's a new film about her character, "Stay alive". This film is about a video game that kills the players, and this game has the countess as the "evil" you have to defeat.
Obake
An update (I assume this is a topic we're allowed to post ongoing responses to, yeah?):

I've had to put Lapsing into a Comma aside, since the copy I was using was a library book that someone else needs for now. Definitely picking it up again when I have the chance, though.

I've started Life with Jeeves and, though I'm enjoying it, I haven't got terribly far. That thing about being back at uni again. Will continue plodding.

I have, since I last posted, read Kate Morton's The Shifting Fog, which I recommend to people interested in historical fiction, especially set in and around the first World War/1920s Europe. It's perhaps not a profoundly life-changing story, but it is a very good read with good use of the historical details.

lycadia wrote:
The Belgariad by David Eddings (Again, I love David Eddings and highly recommend him to anyone who likes Fantasy)
The Dreamers by David Eddings (book one, for the first time)


Ah, David Eddings. I've been avoiding him for a few years now (having read the Belgariad, the Elenium, the Tamuli, and parts of the Mallorean, I decided that, master storyteller though he may be, he wasn't offering me much more than variations on a plot). I had noticed that some of his more recent books are being designed rather differently cover-wise, though, and I was wondering--is it worth going back? Have the stories really changed, or is it just marketing?
ashen
I'm still reading Musashi, I like this novel. But I just have a few time to read this book in a general day, so maybe I'll continue reading in holiday.
samur
Currently I`m reading S. King`s The Dark Tower volume 6th called : "Susannah Song" and some other books: some chapters of "Branding by storytelling", Frey`s "How to write a damn good novel vol. 2". Think that`s all for now :] But I`ll start reading some chapters of Game Programming by M. Morrison.
babyboyz
The book I am reading (well finished now) is Destined to witness: growing up black in Nazi Germany by Hans Massaquoi

It is a slow starter, not really a book to read in the summer, however it is an exceptional story. There are so many documentation of the Nazi reign in Germany but not nearly enough from the point of view of people like Hans.

The book starts from when Hans was young, it tells of how is white German mother met his black Liberian ( scotland educated) father who is the son of the ambassador of Liberia and former King of Liberia. It documents the intial movement of some people once it became apparent the war was real, many fled including Hans father and grandfather, leaving him and his mother to fend for themselves.

Being a child he really didn't understand or realise the impact or indeed message that Hitler was spreading nor did he realise the impact his skin color had until he was also a victim of the Nazi regime. The innocence of this book was rather overwhelming, he is passionate about Germany (even though many thought he didn't belong) ye he was obsessed with America for varying reasons mainly because it promise so much more excitement and opportunity.

Many talk about the impact Jesse Owens had on black people in America when he won 4 gold in Germany but the effect and pride that Hans felt was to me showed how monumental that moment really was, he was afterall one of only few blacks, in fact he was the only black child in his neighbourhood and he was used to seeing white German entertainers, sportsmen, soldiers but here was a man with his skin color defying Hitlers beliefs. It did nothing to curb his admiration for americans.

The strength of a woman is something not to be taken lightly and Massoquois mother embodied that, she believed and loved him as if he was the perfect creation from God, despite others opinions she only wanted the best for him and struggled through whatever adversity to ensure he had the right lessons to move forward in life.


The book is an absolute must read, the fact that Massauoi at to work in Hitlers factory to provide for him and his mother and then to move into entertainment and then on to Liberia where he is re-united with his father and other brothers. And then onto an amazing journey to America where he joined the army, went to college and then onto become the editor of Ebony magazine. Its a story of triumph over some of the most terrifying adversities that the world has seen.


The key to this book is that its an insiders perspective but not a Nazi insider, the book details Hans journey as if he at times was detached from the cruelty of Germany and instead of being a black boy in Germany, he was a black German who suffered because of the war. The innocence of the book is at times fustrating but thats what makes it so real and potent.
Jakob [JaWGames]
For the moment I am reading two books, "The fifth elephant" written by Terry Pratchett and a book called "Memory technics" which I cannot recall the author to.
bulek
Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire.
raaeft1
I am reading Tom Wolfe's novel A Man in Full. I have so far read only 200 pages or so. I am identifying with the character Charlie Croker maybe because he is in a bad debt situation like me and he is trying to rise out of it.
The characterisation is superb.
jasmine
Currently reading the second book of Nora Robert;s Irish Trilogy Novel.

So romantic! LOL
babyboyz
jasmine wrote:
Currently reading the second book of Nora Robert;s Irish Trilogy Novel.

So romantic! LOL


have you tried Maeve Binchy Tara Road...its set in Ireland very good


I'm reading Jeffery Deaver Twelfth card at the moment. I was reluctant to buy this book because I read Dan Brown Da Vinci and it seems there are so many spin off and similar books.However this is shaping up quite nicely.
INeedHelp
I am currently reading Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card (Second time through). I just got done reading Ender's Game for the second time through. I plan on reading the rest of this series, because I have not done so yet. I am almost always reading a Fantasy or Science Fiction novel, with the occassional regular fiction or thriller Very Happy.
saikanobaka
I'm reading Dante's The Purgatorio. So far so good. There's something about these books that makes my tummy all warm and fuzzy. I would have to advise people to check out the John Ciardi translation. The best I have found. It's been awhile since I've read the Inferno, but this one is easy to pick up with a couple of handy notes at the end of each canto.
Shewolf
Right now I am reading Possession by Byatt. A beautiful book, full of Victorian poetry, and thoughts of an era which is gone forever.
cybernie
I've just finished reading mario puzo's THE FAMILY.
mackhenry
am reading the 9/11 report Cool
CharKargis Olort
Right now I am rereading the series The Malloriean by David Eddings. It's a very good series that has most everything necessary for an epic adventure/fantasy tale. A magical item of great power, diverse companions, a smart alec attitude from most of those companions.... (I do enjoy a smart-alec attitude) These books are out of print, Sad So do patronize your local used book store, I'm sure they would appreciate it
benwhite
Reading book four (the last) of Raymond Feist's Serpentwar series, Shards of a Broken Crown. I just read the first three over the past week. Good fantasy.
The Czar
Me, Reading Rogue State by William Blum.

Nice and informative book.
Nomad
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (exciting tale centering on hostile aliens)
Quiviro
I am reading "Ivanhoe" by Walter Scott.
It's about knights in the old England.
Jupernia
Currently I am Monty Python and Philosophy Edited by Gary L. Hardcastle and George A. Reisch.

It's apart of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series.
jaypeh
Royal Flash second in a long line of adventures by George Macdonald Fraser.

Hes an absolute bounder i say an absolute bounder!
lycadia
CharKargis Olort wrote:
Right now I am rereading the series The Malloriean by David Eddings. It's a very good series that has most everything necessary for an epic adventure/fantasy tale. A magical item of great power, diverse companions, a smart alec attitude from most of those companions.... (I do enjoy a smart-alec attitude) These books are out of print, Sad So do patronize your local used book store, I'm sure they would appreciate it


Ah, I've just finished rereading the Mallorian for about the 4th time. Eddings is one of my favorites, though I'm not finding The Dreamers series as engaging as his earlier work, so far. I've only finished book one and won't buy book 2, so I'm waiting on the library to Interlibrary Loan it for me. I loved the Sparhawk series' as well. Right now, I'm going back to Belgarath the Sorceror and skimming through The Redemption of Altheus.

Of course, it's going slowly, since I'm also reading and writing for school and reading one of Jim Butcher's Dresdin Files books as well.
chinaspeak
So many books!

current one I picked up is

Business As Unusual by Anita Roddick
hades9366
I'm halfway through an english translation of Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami. So far it's really good.
jasmine
I've started reading the antedevulian world (I hope I got the title right). It's all about a scholarly study of the legend of Atlantis. It explains perceived evidences in our current world to support the existence of the lost continent. Very deep stuff.
saka
Recently finished two of them. One is a novel by Ken Follet, named Whiteout. A decent one from Follet thought not one of his best. This time he ventured into drugs and bio-hazardous chemicals.(In Last twin he tried his hands on DNA replication). A Scottish company does research on/for/using deadly viruses and our heroine (ex-cop) is the chief security officer. The plot is quite steady and quite gripping till the end, though there are no unexpected twists n turns. Of course I am not expecting some deadly ones of Frederick Forsyth, but not having even a mediocre one makes it evident. But as with any Follet’s, there is some masala, this time between two teenaged step-cousins. Over all a decent read.
The Other one is a real beautiful book. Its a non-fiction by Mitch Albom, named Tuesdays with Morrie. Its really a simple, good and a must read book. The book is just all about the conversations between Mitch and his mentor Morrie which takes place during the last few days of bed-ridden Morrie. This one definitely raises the reader’s spirit and gives a new view of the life,one which not many 'worldly aspiring buddies ' will agree. A good read.
TheStranger
I am currently reading "City of Night" by Jonathon Rechy
and "Transformer: The Lou Reed Story", by Victor Bockris.
studsstudio
currently I am, not reading anything, though I started again reading during the summerholidays with John Banville (The Sea) and Gao Xingjang (Berg van de ziel, a dutch title, but in english it would perhaps be Mountain of the Soul).
gyaneshwar
[quote="CharKargis Olort"]Right now I am rereading the series The Malloriean by David Eddings. It's a very good series that has most everything necessary for an epic adventure/fantasy tale.

Can you tell me how is he writting in comparison to Robert Jordan or Terry Goodkind?
Thanx
gyaneshwar
At the moment I am reading "You can negotiate Anything" from Herb Cohen. Quite an interesting reading about details of negotiating skills. Must read for everybody.

I have just finished Thud from Terry Pratchet and finished second book of Bartimeus Trilogy by Johnatan Stroud. Both are very excellent SF&F books.
Quite funny and a light reading.
jasmine
Part Three of the Irish Jewel Trilogy by Nora Roberts.
dezzinea
I'm currently reading "Angels and Demons" by dan Brown.
healyrj
I am currently reading - or should I say listening to (audio book) "The Shipping News". It's always fun to reread a novel that was a favorite ten years ago and discover that it's just as much fun the second time around. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1994, The Shipping News is set primarily in Newfoundland, the ancestral home of Quoyle, a widower from New York, and his aunt, Agnis Hamm, who return to Newfoundland with Quoyle's two young daughters to try to create new lives. Quoyle, with minimal experience as a newspaper man in New York, gets a job at the local newspaper, the Gammy Bird, at Killick Claw, recording the weekly shipping news, doing features on visiting ships, and covering local car wrecks. Agnis continues her business of upholstering ship and yacht interiors, and Quoyle's little girls settle into school and daycare.

As Quoyle and Agnis become friends with their fiercely independent and often quirky neighbors, their own pasts gradually unfold for the reader, and as they face the stark challenges of their new lives in wintery Newfoundland, they begin to understand more fully who they are and to recognize what is important in their lives. As Quoyle, who is still coming to terms with the death of his flagrantly unfaithful wife, Petal Bear, gains respect from his colleagues for his work at the paper and from his neighbors for his strength of character, he also begins to gain some self-respect. Agnis's departure from Newfoundland many years ago was the result of a terrible trauma, and upon her return she finds unique ways to put some of that trauma to rest.

Life in Killick Claw is often bleak, and its population must deal with violent storms, winters lasting six months, few connections to the outside world, and sudden death at sea, all of which Proulx describes in vivid and moving passages. But survival in this world also inspires kinship among its residents and a kind of dark-humored resignation which is even more vividly depicted. All of Proulx's characters wrest grim humor from life's tragedies, buoying their spirits (and those of the reader) as they soldier on, refusing to engage in self-pity, no matter their difficulties. As irony piles upon irony, their resilience shines through, making this novel both a story of harsh reality and one of inspiring strength.
jasmine
Currently reading Peace Press Adobe Illustrator Book. Gawd, I'm turning too serious with the things I read! LOL

I'm trying my best to continue reading the Antedeluvian World (re the legend of Atlantis) Very Happy
ck88
The Sunset Warrior books from Eric Van Lustbader and The Name of The Rose written by Umberto Eco.
okullar
Leo Tolstoy - Childhood
JoseRizal
juggling books right now Smile

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ArthurBenevicci
Currently I'm reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark. It's about a magician from the early 1800's (Mr Norrell), and his apprentice Jonathan Strange. They use their magical powers in a war between england and france. Im not far into it, but it seems excellent thus far.

I've just finished the book Till we have Faces by CS Lewis. It showcases a great deal of his literary prowess, and does not focus so much on Christianity as most of his other works do. It's based in the pre-Christian barbaric kingdom of Glome. The plot revolves around the greek story of Cupid and Psyche, but from Psyches older sister Oural's perspective. The book is full of deep and complex events, and has an overall sad overtone.

Another book (series) I've recently finished is called The great book of Amber, written by Roger Zelazny. It is a set of 10 chronicles, taking place on Earth, the mytical kingdom of Amber, and everywhere in between. It is from the perspective of a prince of Amber, Corwin for the first 5 novels, then the perspective of his son Corwin in the next 5 novels. It is an overall epic, centered around war, power, greed and love. I rate this book higher and more enjoyable to modern readers then books such as the lord of the rings even. I found it brand new on eBay for like $10.
Obake
ArthurBenevicci wrote:
Currently I'm reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark. It's about a magician from the early 1800's (Mr Norrell), and his apprentice Jonathan Strange. They use their magical powers in a war between england and france. Im not far into it, but it seems excellent thus far.


The excellent keeps coming, believe me. Very Happy

ArthurBenevicci wrote:
Another book (series) I've recently finished is called The great book of Amber, written by Roger Zelazny. [...] It is an overall epic, centered around war, power, greed and love. I rate this book higher and more enjoyable to modern readers then books such as the lord of the rings even. I found it brand new on eBay for like $10.


See, this is interesting. Last year I picked up a pile of random Zelazny from the annual Lifeline bookfair--it's second-hand books, so a pile of random was there was to be had--because I'd heard his name around and wanted to see what they were like. Started with The Guns of Avalon, and wound up a little disappointed. For instance, I found the romance between Corwin and Lorraine somewhat contrived, and I expected her to, if not become a significant player in the story, then at least to wind up doing something more interesting than running off and getting herself killed (and, it seems, forgotten) one chapter after being introduced. Should I try the other books? Should I have tried to find the first before jumping into the second? Do they come together better as a whole than as separate stories?

For my part, I just finished reading Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett's latest. This is all I have to say about it:

--Tiffany Aching continues to be awesome.
--Roland de Chumfanleigh is adorable and needs a hug.
--Granny! Nanny! Tick and Treason!
--Poor Wintersmith.
--Crivens!

...which probably makes it the worst review ever for anyone who might be thinking about reading the book. But it amounts to: do. It's worth it.

I'm also part-way through reading Piratica II (it's good, but I'm not far in, and still feel as if I'm waiting for a shoe to drop) and Sirens and other Daemon Lovers, which, being an anthology, I expect to be okay/good/great depending on whose story I'm reading at the moment and how good they are with the erotica.
ArthurBenevicci
Obake wrote:
ArthurBenevicci wrote:
Currently I'm reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clark. It's about a magician from the early 1800's (Mr Norrell), and his apprentice Jonathan Strange. They use their magical powers in a war between england and france. Im not far into it, but it seems excellent thus far.

The excellent keeps coming, believe me. Very Happy

I do hope so, I'm about 1/3 in now, my God this is good. Strange has just become Norrells student, if that tells you where I am. I love how this book goes from character to character with what seems to be no order of any sort. And then a chapter or so later, you see why she introduced this or that character earlier, and helps give you the backstory of characters before they become important to the plot. Then the footnotes, amazing. Normally I can't wait to finish a book up, but this one I wish would go on for months Razz
Obake wrote:
ArthurBenevicci wrote:
Another book (series) I've recently finished is called The great book of Amber, written by Roger Zelazny. [...] It is an overall epic, centered around war, power, greed and love. I rate this book higher and more enjoyable to modern readers then books such as the lord of the rings even. I found it brand new on eBay for like $10.

See, this is interesting. Last year I picked up a pile of random Zelazny from the annual Lifeline bookfair--it's second-hand books, so a pile of random was there was to be had--because I'd heard his name around and wanted to see what they were like. Started with The Guns of Avalon, and wound up a little disappointed. For instance, I found the romance between Corwin and Lorraine somewhat contrived, and I expected her to, if not become a significant player in the story, then at least to wind up doing something more interesting than running off and getting herself killed (and, it seems, forgotten) one chapter after being introduced. Should I try the other books? Should I have tried to find the first before jumping into the second? Do they come together better as a whole than as separate stories?

Noooooooooo Crying or Very sad
You've made the same mistake made by so many. I think prehaps it is Zelazny's fault, but noone should read these books seperate or out of order. It's as if the wrote a massive, 10 chapter book, devided each chapter into its own book, and sold them.There is even vague suspecion that he did. Lorraine is meant to represent the larger life of Corwin, and reappears in book...4 I think. These books rarely make sense or are fun to read when read in the manner you did, especially the first two. I cannot even imagine reading the second without reading the first.

I recommend getting "The Great Book of Amber", and reading them all properly before underestimate the excellence of this series
cdesegovia
It's such an amazing book. I've just finished with it

AardvarkSagus wrote:
Currently reading tolkiens "Lord of the Rings" ...again. I have been big into Ton Clancy books recently. I am waiting almost patiently for Harry Potter VII though I am not the biggest fan out there. I have a few others on my reading list but I can never remember what they are when I feel a need to pick up a book.
Obake
ArthurBenevicci wrote:
Noooooooooo Crying or Very sad
You've made the same mistake made by so many. I think prehaps it is Zelazny's fault, but noone should read these books seperate or out of order. It's as if the wrote a massive, 10 chapter book, devided each chapter into its own book, and sold them.There is even vague suspecion that he did. Lorraine is meant to represent the larger life of Corwin, and reappears in book...4 I think. These books rarely make sense or are fun to read when read in the manner you did, especially the first two. I cannot even imagine reading the second without reading the first.

I recommend getting "The Great Book of Amber", and reading them all properly before underestimate the excellence of this series


Laughing Ok, fair enough. I'll start saving my monies and looking around for the Great Book, then, shall I?
ArthurBenevicci
Obake wrote:
ArthurBenevicci wrote:
Noooooooooo Crying or Very sad
You've made the same mistake made by so many. I think prehaps it is Zelazny's fault, but noone should read these books seperate or out of order. It's as if the wrote a massive, 10 chapter book, devided each chapter into its own book, and sold them.There is even vague suspecion that he did. Lorraine is meant to represent the larger life of Corwin, and reappears in book...4 I think. These books rarely make sense or are fun to read when read in the manner you did, especially the first two. I cannot even imagine reading the second without reading the first.
I recommend getting "The Great Book of Amber", and reading them all properly before underestimate the excellence of this series

Laughing Ok, fair enough. I'll start saving my monies and looking around for the Great Book, then, shall I?

You would certainly never regret it Smile
Neumaennl
At the moment I'm reading "The Pyrates" by George MacDonald Fraser - It's a little confusing sometimes (maybe because I'm German and the book is in English) but it's quite funny.
Shewolf
Right now I am reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. It's really weird, but I love it Very Happy
tkGER
I've just started kafka "The Castle" and man is it slow!! I convinced my self to continue reading it, but in the middle of Chapter Two I was so sleepy I couldn't finish it.
It's like a bokk describing your worst nightmare, when things happen that are so unexpected... It's very Kafka, with the typicall "it's never gonna end"-style Mad
althalus
I'm reading Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse.

"A gripping holy grail quest ... the story line runs on knowledge and fun.."

It's an alright book, but a bit slow. I can't read too many chapters in one go before I get either sleepy, or too bored looking for something else to do. I'm thinking I haven't gotten to the good parts yet, because I usually like 'grail sories'.. Smile
Kyraxe
Just started Prey by Michael Crichton. Not too bad so far but its too early to tell.

Recently finished The Beach house by James Patterson which was enjoyable but I found the ending was kind of unbelievable.
jasmine
Currently reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman... again. HAHA

What can I say, if I like the book, I read it again. Very Happy
lordfrikk
Finally I got my hands on Warhammer - Giantslayer... Totally cool fantasy stuff Wink
Solo Turco
Schatzcaestlein des Rheinischen Hausfreunds by Johann Peter Hebel
Quiviro
I am in my fourth J. R. R. Tolkien's re-read: The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the rings. Today i'm going to finish The fellowship of the ring.
JJGY
The Sum of All Fears-Tom Clancy

This guy writes a lot of really good espionage stuff.
Tiger
Michael Hartmann - I have just finished the Phoenix Pact and now I am starting another of his books, Horses of Vengance.

I hadn't read any of his books before, and then someone suggested I read his work, which I immediately did. I have to say that it wasn't what I was expecting, but I am pleased to have read the last book and now I am looking forward to reading this one.

The only reason I put the last book down before finishing it was because I was way to tired to continue... you know, when you're in bed and the book falls from your hand 2 or 3 times, you know it's time to go to bed!
vanille
I'm reading mangas. Very Happy

1. Earthian Vol I - III (The third one made me burst into tears) These mangas are yaoi, or about gay love. They're very nice!
2. The Empress - Under no account must you read this book. It's awful. It's depressing. I don't know why I even bothered to read it. It's about a woman who rises to be the Empress of China. It has lesbianism, incest, gay love, and such...not that these things bother me, but the way the author discussed these topics was so COARSE and DISGUSTING. Considering the setting of the novel, which is that the Emperor/Empress can have 10,000 concubines, you would have thought something exciting would happen.
3. The Vampire Armand - I think Anne Rice's books always start off well and then dwindle off into some boring and depressing ending. This is yet another book I don't know why I read.
4. The Little Prince - It's VERY good! I can't explain the book. It sounds and is presented like a children's story but it's a sweet story.

And so...the books I'm reading have either bored or moved me to tears. :s
rightclickscott
"Bluebeard"
By Kurt Vonnegut

I'm a Vonnegut nut, so expect to see a lot more Vonnegut books I'm reading in this thread.
damiankrol
"Doctor Faustus" by Thomas Mann for the second time, everyone should read this, amazing book.
shrinkwrap
I'm reading "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath for school right now. I think she's going a bit crazy where I am in the book, so I don't know whether what she's saying is happening or not.
welshsteve
I have just finished Deception Point by Dan Brown. Next I'll either be reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown, or The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail by Michael Baigent
Shewolf
Right now I am reading "The Dolphins of Pern", by Anne McCaffery, of the dragonriders series. And I love it Very Happy
speedwaffle
Just finished "The DaVinci Code". Now I'm reading "Schindler's List". I've been on a war-ish book kick lately (with the exception of da vinci), so some good books I'd recommend if you're interested are:
Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowen; Thunder Run by David Zucchino; and Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley.

Cheers.
Trog
Ash-A secret history; I love this book, really throws you into the medieval period in a grand and nasty way. Not for the faint-hearted. There's a fantasy twist to it too. But as a result of reading it I'm now perusing De Re Militari, which is little more than a manual for the art of war...similar to Sun Tzu.

Next on the cards is Thud by Terry Pratchett. Gotta love a good Pratchett novel Smile
Temra
I am reading a few things at the moment.

One is the Harry Potter series. I am going through all my Harry Potter books for the 7th time, just for something to do.

I am also reading a fantasy series called the Landscapes of Emphemera. It only hs one book out, which is why I am reading the Harry Potter books, just so I have something to read while I am waiting.
Josso
Just finished Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks. I have a stack of his books that I'm reading through at the moment. Intense stuff.
jasmine
Would you believe I'm reading a textbooks? T_T

Illustrator CS ebook
55 Google Fun ebook
benwhite
Daughter of the Empire, by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. A Riftwar Book that takes place on Kelewan, home to the Tsurani. Halfway in and pretty good
brilliantbeauty
The Fountainhead-Ayn Rand
The Odyssey-Homer
peter117
Consolation of Philosophy, by Elain de botton (?)


It's very interesting, and has introduced me to some very, very intriguing thinkers, such as Socrates and Epicurus.


hmm. Somehow I don't think this is normal reading material for an adolescent...
rightclickscott
The Tale of Genji
By Lady Murasaki
scimitarmoon
I'm currently working my way through Master and Margarita in Russian. Previously I had only read it in English, but my aunt got me a copy in Russian around Thanksgiving time, and I've just now started having enough time to read it.
rightclickscott
scimitarmoon wrote:
I'm currently working my way through Master and Margarita in Russian. Previously I had only read it in English, but my aunt got me a copy in Russian around Thanksgiving time, and I've just now started having enough time to read it.


Augh, I wanted to read that because I got spam e-mails with excerpts from that book in them. I found the entire book and it's sequel online, but I never got around to reading them.
Kath
At the moment I'm reading Life of Pi, I'm struggeling to make sense of it but I am enjoying the beautiful use of language. It is very unusual and somehow educational at the same time! Who knew that there was a difference between a two toed sloth and a three toed sloth- and that you can fire a shot from a shot gun right next to them and neither would register a response! I get a giggle on nearly every page so far.
-Kath
Here is a review from readinggroupguides.com

Quote:
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional-but is it more true?

Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God.
noromyxo
I'm presently reading two books (gah!):

1. Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman - I've barely started reading. I do know that Lightman is a great scientist writer. He's totally not boring and his diction is amazing.

2. The Art of Getting Things Done by David Allen - Yes, I am also a totally OC geek. So sue me, I just like doing things with a certain order, because my life is orderless as it is.
DeathlyHallows
Inkheart for the first time and Harry Potter 6 for the..um...ninth or tenth time.
pampoon
I am currently finishing off The Rainmaker by John Grisham. It is an excellent book and I don't know why it took me so long to get to the end. Usually whenever I get this caught up in a book I finish it within a week or two.

Next I plan to either read The Testament or The Pelican Brief, both by John.
ehab
The other side of me -

by Sidney Sheldon


A rather simple autobiography .. i have done 95% i think, from the volume of it.. lets see if there is any twist or not ..

all my life i knew him as a book author .. now i know that he used to be one of the big names in Hollywood as well : )
rightclickscott
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
By: Bobby Henderson
sondosia
I'm reading two books right now:

1. A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway. It's a good book but can be a bit boring sometimes. Also, the really short sentences get annoying to read after a while.

2. Love in the Present Tence by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It's this sad book about a boy whose mom abandoned him. Sad

~M~
Blu_Spykz
Currently reading: The Rivan Codex - "David Eddings"
Illionaire
I am reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. I am about one chapter in, and so far it is hilarious.
lordfrikk
Illionaire wrote:
I am reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. I am about one chapter in, and so far it is hilarious.


I tried to read it some time ago, but althought it was really excellently written, I couldn't get my grasp on the story. Pity.

Now I'm into quite crazy stuff:

Alice in Wonderland (by Lewis Carroll - never got to read that so I'm compensating now), Cujo (by Stephen King - I read all the books around but this one, now when there's just few King's book left for me to read, I borrowed it finally) and And Then Were None (aka Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie - recently played game inspired by the book and I wanted to know how's the book - way better actually Wink ).
UCLighthouse
Currently I am reading "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. This book has a lot of interesting themes. I think my favorite part so far is the author's portrayal of Raskolnikov's (the anatagonist) guilt after he murders the two ladies at the beginning of the book. The author goes into a lot of detail to explain the process of investigation, how one's own guilt can incriminate him or her, and how trying to theorize everything can eventually be the downfall of some. The main character is smart, but he definitely sees himself above others. There is a lot of description given to conversations and events. It is an interesting read--not exactly light reading though.
welshsteve
I'm currently reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. A great read so far.
ergoe
I'm reading two books at once, because one is a poetry book, which is The Dream of the Unified Filed by Jorie Graham. If I want to take a break, I continue reading Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho.
Lviter
"Yoga for Nervous People" from Teacher Hermogenes, a great book to keep your health and to relief the stress, in portuguese only. And Celebration of Discipline from Richard Foster, which explores the classic Christian disciplines, including meditation.

After that I'm going to read Angels and Demons, Dan Brown.
Vladalf
I'm currently reading Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
Great book, Robinson Crusoe was very ingenious.
ReubenWilliams
I love lord of the rings, I recently spent a few hoiurs expounding a verbal essay on postmodern interpretations of lord of the rings. I know its supposed to be really imperialist but I think its perfectly legitimate to read the armies of sauron and saruman as greedy corrupted western individuals.

It certainly has a relevant envirmental message. If our trees could animate themselves I imagine their anger would at least equal that of tolkiens characters.

Anyway the books I am reading/ have recently read. I have just finished the republic by Plato which is absolutely superb. It is written from such a considered view point, every point is made with total conviction, I found this very refreshing and made it quite easy to read. Some of his points are very culturally significant. i.e He spends a long time preparing us for the idea that we will eventually learn to be able to see women naked as in his day it was standard for men to be naked but women had to remain covered, which is somewhat the reverse of the current western situation.

A lot of his ideas are brilliant though, it is very inspiring and a great guide to setting out a clear argument as much as it is an interesting collection of ruminations upon how best we could organise ourselves to live the most satisfying lives. He mostly stresses considering the duty to the collective over individuality which makes it quite appealing in our modern indivualy competetive mindset. I found a certain peace from the notion of everybody pulling together. It is strenthening. Obviously there are certain benefits to the liberalism we enjoy as well, everybody is welcome to enjoy their own tastes. I'm not sure though the level to which our tastes are determined by our upbringing, plato certainly argues that a particular education would instill all with similiar tastes so perhaps this is an illusory democaracy from that point of view?

Also reading rosencrantz and guildenrnstein are dead.
evanc88
I'm reading "Rabbit, Run," by John Updike. I don't know if anyone here has ever read him (most people read his short story, "A&P," in high school) but he's an overtly sexual author and is not afraid to present the male mind as it is (or can be). Very funny at times, but also very depressing.
arvy
i am reading paolo coelho zahir.really interesting book about how to learn be happy and love someone.




Psychopath50187 wrote:
I'am Reading two books right now Art of Deception and The Art of Intrusion both By Kevin D. Mitnick and William L. Simon.

The Art of Deception is about The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security
Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief."
Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.


The Art of Intrusion is about Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including:

* A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines
* Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
* Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison
* A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access

With riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.
chastise
I am currently reading "Kino no Tabi", and just recently, I also found out it is an anime. So I'm quite excited to start watching that. The book is about a female traveler, I personally don't find this book interesting, but I'm going to finish it and I'll bet that I'll end up changing my opinion.

Also, I am reading "Robinson Crusoe", this book was written in the Victorian Era, and that's pretty easy to confirm once you read a page of this. Our sentences are their paragraphs, infested with complex words, having a dictionary beside me is a must. This book is about a man trapped on a Virgin Island (uninhabited by any humans.)
stojanovic_ivo
The Godfather
kripesh
I am currently reading The Inheritance of Loss
Fright Knight
I'm currently reading TEACH YOURSELF JAVA 2 IN 21 DAYS, JAVA DEMYSTIFIED, and DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS IN JAVA. I really wanted to know about the Java language. I'm, also currently reading POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE and THE PAST DOES NOT DEFINE YOUR FUTURE.

The last one is an inspirational book. I just don't know if it is being sold outside of the Philippines. But I can say that it is a very good book. telling us that whatever happened in the past is not the pattern of our life that will affect our future. Its a good book if we wanted to get over the bitter past and start a new and fruitful life.

I'm also a reader of some good stories. Any story that has a good plot and story line.

I just finished the story THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, ERINDIRA AND THE HEARTLESS GRANDMOTHER, AND THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO. All 3 stories are from my subject American Literature.
Zampano
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Sundog Season by John Geddes
Quiviro
I am reading The silence of the lambs, by Thomas Harris.
lady_yavanna
hehe, im currently readin a few books, wouldnt recommend it tho lol
Forest Mage by Robin Hobb
The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
The Book Of Lost Tales pt 1 by Christopher Tolkien
ganesh
I am currently reading Piccadilly Jim by P G Wodehouse.

Borrowed it from the Mountain View Public Library. Indeed a great place to get stuff to read and movies to watch Smile
Insanity
I am currently reading my class's course reader. Razz
Captain Fertile
I am reading The World According to Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson. The guy is so funny it not... ...erm... ...funny? Confused

No this guys has a take on life I find so witty and honest you can't help but love him or hate him for his forthright and honest summing up of everyday life today.
cmfi_germany
[ReubenWilliams said]I love lord of the rings, I recently spent a few hoiurs expounding a verbal essay on postmodern interpretations of lord of the rings. I know its supposed to be really imperialist but I think its perfectly legitimate to read the armies of sauron and saruman as greedy corrupted western individuals.

It certainly has a relevant envirmental message. If our trees could animate themselves I imagine their anger would at least equal that of tolkiens characters.

Anyway the books I am reading/ have recently read. I have just finished the republic by Plato which is absolutely superb. It is written from such a considered view point, every point is made with total conviction, I found this very refreshing and made it quite easy to read. Some of his points are very culturally significant. i.e He spends a long time preparing us for the idea that we will eventually learn to be able to see women naked as in his day it was standard for men to be naked but women had to remain covered, which is somewhat the reverse of the current western situation.

A lot of his ideas are brilliant though, it is very inspiring and a great guide to setting out a clear argument as much as it is an interesting collection of ruminations upon how best we could organise ourselves to live the most satisfying lives. He mostly stresses considering the duty to the collective over individuality which makes it quite appealing in our modern indivualy competetive mindset. I found a certain peace from the notion of everybody pulling together. It is strenthening. Obviously there are certain benefits to the liberalism we enjoy as well, everybody is welcome to enjoy their own tastes. I'm not sure though the level to which our tastes are determined by our upbringing, plato certainly argues that a particular education would instill all with similiar tastes so perhaps this is an illusory democaracy from that point of view?

Also reading rosencrantz and guildenrnstein are dead.[End]


Well Ruben, i don´t like that trilogy. I´ve seen the part 3 of the movie. It´s not ....well.
I´m actually not really reading according to my projects of this year. Just my Life´s Code Book, the bible. But i thing i have to read books again. Well i´ll do it. It´s interesting to see how people eat books. I´m encouraged.
oleszka
i am reading now "Angela Ashes" by Frank McCourt in original language(english)
book about some Irish boy
Hellblazer
I've just read Dagon. Now I'am reading Call Of Cthulhu from H.P. Lovecraft...
Royal
Jack Vance - Eyes of the overworld.
Just finished Big plant by Vance.
Marvelous visual art of writing. Funny thing: might well be that his style of writing functions even better in Dutch translation than the original...
Superb! Comparable with Tolkien and Mervyn Peake.
kmvinodkm
Now I am reading Anne Frank
Diary of an Young Girl
brokenadvice
I am currently reading this thread to get ideas on what book to read Very Happy
roboguyspacedude
I am currently reading New Spring by Robert Jordan. It is the prequel to The Wheel of Time series though I have already read the eleven book series.
Jakob [JaWGames]
roboguyspacedude wrote:
I am currently reading New Spring by Robert Jordan. It is the prequel to The Wheel of Time series though I have already read the eleven book series.


Those books are great! I will read through them all another time when the next book is realised.

For the moment I am reading a english book called "Nice Work". All in the class have to read it but actually I am finding it quite amusing. I am also reading "The Globe" written by Terry Pratchett. A great and very entertaining book which combines Fantasy with Science.
Quiviro
Yesterday I began to read The Dark Elf Trilogy: Homeland, Exile, Sojourn, written by R. A. Salvatore.
Bofia
I just started Julius Caesar by Shakesphere
matliw
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Interesting realist novel by s-f writer.

It poses some questions about validity of writing s-f contemporarily. It is set in 2002 (or 03) but it does not mean Gibson stopped writing s-f. In quite sophisticated way presents the collapse of the future into the present. Complex book about current changes. I strongly recommend it.
ballinboy13
Right now I'm reading The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom. It's the sequel to his best selling book Tuesdays With Morrie, which I also just got done reading and I love it very much. So far I've gotten through a little over half of the book, and it is just as good as his first book. Mitch Albom is a great writer, and his books have to deal with a lot of generalizations in life. I'd recommend both books. I'm going to read For One More Day, Albom's third book, after I finish the one I'm reading now
Silitheas
Lol its funny, but i read around 3 books at this time:
Sabriel from NIX
Pastirica Urška from a Slovenian writer
Mourd on Orient Express(its something like that) from Agatha Chrisite.
Quiviro
I've begun to read The Eight, by Katherine Neville.
Carpem
The Shining, by Stephen King

I want to read the book before watching the film.
mikeINaust
Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand

VEry interesting.
Ducksteina
I started reading the german version of "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" by Patrick Süskind a few days ago.
Really a great book so far! I do like the way it's written...
Quiviro
I'm reading The Historian, written by Elizabeth Kostova.
smartpandian
I was currently reading Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets.

Generally, when a novel was made into a movie, it cant up to the phase as per the novel. Quiet Often, It would break the interest in watching the movies.

So, I would always take the second road by which I would see the movie first and then decide whether to read the story or not...

Very Happy
pedrothelion
I'm reading Steven Erikson's Reaper's Gale, the seventh book in his Malazan Book of the Fallen series. As usual it just grabs you and won't let go, I've been having high fevers and a really bad cold but I can't put the darned book down..

But for the first time since starting on the series I haven't had time to read the previous books before starting on the newest one so I'm a bit bummed at that, but it's still a great read, and lots of 'Ooooh' moments.. Cool[/i]
Ennex
im reading warlock by wilbur smith
i really enjoyed the first 2 books in the series and didnt realise there was a third until i saw his latest advertised in a store
its really interesting for anyone with a bit of an interest in egypt or history in general
LordJuvent
I am reading "Around the world in eighty days"SmileI read it in polish language few years ago and now i am reading it in english language.I must readf it tio school
lastlegion
I am currently reading "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts

Quote:
I am currently reading The Inheritance of Loss

Even I wanna read that, Ive heard its very good.
melissareich
I'm currently reading Girl, Interrupted. Occasionally I read it, probably haven't touched in a couple months though. It's a really good book and it also has a movie Very Happy
Erik23a86
I'm am reading a very good book written by Carlos Fuentes, El muerte de Artemio Cruz. I just started! Very Happy
thealpha
i am just building a habit of reading english books and i am reading a book called "tuesdays with Morrie", it's quite good!
thealpha
i am just building a habit of reading english books and i am reading a book called "the five people you meet in the heaven", it's quite good! after finished this book, i will go on with the other one "tuesdays with Morrie". I hope i can keep the reading habit and read regularly!
azbuky
I just finished reading a book about relationships, called "You want him, he doesn't want you" and it made me realize more about people. Now, I'm reading "Ender's game", by Orson and a series of psychology books, "A Handbook in Psychology", which I hope will help me understand better people.
Vladalf
I'm Currently reading Theodor Constantin - Capitanul de cursa lunga, an awesome book about espionage and counter-espionage in Romania.
PrettyMuchAmazing
I just finished Pretty Little Liars yesterday. Now I'm bookless!!! lol Well, I guess it's a good think I'm going to the Library in about 20 minutes!! lol I hope that they will Twilight in this time! I really want to read that book!
Whong
At the moment I'm reading the Bible (as always Very Happy), but also a Finnish book called "Tuntematon sotilas". I don't know the name of the book in English, but it the name means The unknown soldier. Wink
SimonWSTS
I am currently reading "The Bancroft Strategy" by Robert Ludlum (author of the bestselling "Bourne" series which are being snapped up as films - The Bourne Identity etc...).

Its pretty unputdownable I have to say and is quite pacy in places. I do however have a distinct feeling as I spot other readers around me that I am in face the only person in the world not currently reading Harry Potter... Is this true? Laughing
scimitarmoon
I'm currently between books and looking for something interesting to read. I just finished "The Last Light of the Sun" by Guy Gavriel Kay, and I have a couple of new books from the library, but they just don't look all that interesting. All the hype about Harry Potter seems to be killing my urge to read.
virre
I'm reading The Spirit Stone by Kathrine Kerr, the latest novell in the Deverry epic (it is epical now). Just two left before all is concluded.

I love that series of books, I have been reading the series for thirteen years I think it is
Flavia
Well, I'm reading Stephen King's Cell.
I'm still beginning to read it so I'm still getting used to the story. But it seems pretty good to me.
johanfh
At the moment I'm reeding 'Seeing' from José Saramago. I first read 'Blindness' from this author and I really liked it.

Blindness is about a city in which everyone suddenly becomes blind. Not normal blind, seeing darkness, but blind like looking into the sun, seeing white. Seeing is about elections: in a capital somewhere elections are hold, but 70 percent of the people votes blank. What does this mean? The government almost declares war to this city.

Both books are intriging: Saramago doesn't write about specific persons or places, he doesn't use names. He writes about people in general and thats confronting. It's all about our society.

In Dutch the books are called 'De stad der blinden' en 'De stad der zienden'. I recommend them highly.

JohanFH
moeller
I am currently Reading Poison Wood Bible. This book is great, and has a lot of deep ideas that someone highschool or higher can really sink their teeth into. Other books that I really enjoy are Bram Stokers Dracula, very great beginning, but trails off towards the ending. I also like Atlas Shrugged and Anthem by Ayn Rand. She is a great author with many political science ideas. They give you great insights on to what could happen in society and they also make you appreciate America's government MUCH more. That brings me to 1984 and Brave New World. These books are wonderful and they both show the future and what it could end up. They really pull you in and have great ideas with action. Must Read for all.
Insanity
I'm reading Forty Signs of Rain. It's a novel about a couple of people dealing with global warming in their daily lives, trying to get the government to make a change about it.
tingkagol
I finished reading Orwell's 1984 a few days ago, and I found it quite good.
LeatherRose
currently i am reading harrypotter and the deathly hallows and dangeous angels

dangerous angels is by francesca lia block
and
harry potter is by J.K Rowling
zjosie729
I just finished reading The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer. It is such a good science fiction book.
vikash
Absalom Absalom by William Faulkner , will read Airframe after this.
satksri
Just browsing Doctor Zhivago for the nth time. I think I have already read it 2 times, saw the movie 3 times. It is about human love - but to me it seems very 'spiritual'. Of course, someone will say that human love is the first step on the ladder to God... as a medieval Sufi saint said. But when I read it for the first time- I was 18-19 then and English was my second language- I thought it was rather complicated and I also found it very confusing how Zhivago could fall in love with three women one after another..
Now after many years- I am 50 now- I can see how such things happen- and how pain can dig deep in your soul and bring out the divine in you..
David Lean (Film Director) has done a great job..
joshumu
The monkey wrench gang was awesome and i just happend to see it on the shelf at a used book store. $3 great deal.



"Authors Warning:
Anyone who takes this book seriously
will be shot. Anyone who does not
take it seriously will be buried
alive by a Mitsubishi bulldozer."
Emmer-Compascuum
I'm reading The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. My computer still beats it if it comes to providing entertainment, so I'm still stuck in the second chapter, but the idea of the book seemed pretty interesting to me. I need to hand in a book report about it in two weeks =D.
Common_Ground
I am currently reading The Subtle Knife, which is book two in the His Dark Materials Trilogy. Very good books. Next I will probably attempt t read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
PIbrothers
I'm currently reading Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz.
azuwis
The Haruhi Suzumiya serial, very great light novels.
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Haruhi_Suzumiya_light_novels
Vladalf
Im currently reading some old sucky novels for school. They just give us to read old things that have nothing funny and no sense. I hate literature at school.
azbuky
I am curently reading "Stupid and Contagious", by Caprice Crane. I swear it's the best book I've ever read! You might say it's superficial, but I still love it, because it makes me laugh a lot and because it's "Bridget Jones" style, which was another book I loved! I recommend it to you all! After a hard day at work, it's all that you need!
Jakob [JaWGames]
Currently I am reading: Shamans crossing by Robin Hobb. A great author, if you like fantasy and have sparetime, pick up one or her books.
PIbrothers
I'm currently reading the Alex Rider series, by Anthony Horowitz. I finished Point Blanc last night, so that means I'll be reading Skeleton Key next.
Shewolf
It took me ages to get to it, but now I am finally reading The Hitchiker's Gide to the Gallaxy! Yay, and it's so much fun Very Happy

Some days ago I just finished book called Never Let Me Go which is one of the sweetest, yet one of the most cruel books I've ever read. It's simply so very human.
mad-life
Jakob [JaWGames] wrote:
Currently I am reading: Shamans crossing by Robin Hobb. A great author, if you like fantasy and have sparetime, pick up one or her books.


Love him! I'm reading the Bartimaeus Trilogy and the Song of Fire and Ice at the moment for my extended essay this year.
satksri
Has any one read Orhan Pamuk, a writer from Turkey? I am reading his "Istanbul". A memoir which is also a story of the city where the author has lived all his life. It talks about a melancholy- how it seeps in to the collective life of the city, the culture, the poetry, the landscape- everything. A sad sweet melancholy, which just refuses to go away, no matter what. The local term- Huzun- given by Sufis- has a deeper meaning: the melancholy, the sadness which you feel when you realize that you are far away from the source of your life, your God..
A beautiful book indeed.
mackhenry
WAr and Peace by leo tolstoy
Ankhanu
Currently reading:
Splinter of the Minds Eye - Allan Dean Foster (1978 Star Wars novel)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
Rod of the Patriarch - R.A. Salvatore
Darwin: Discovering the Tree of Life - Niles Eldredge
TravelBugs
I am currently reading, and finishing the new Harry Potter, "The Deathly Hallows"
and Stephen King's The Dreamcatcher.
cornga56
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell.
bulek
I'm currently reading Crime and Punishment, written by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Pretty good and interesting book, I recommend it for everyone.
SFMeatwad
Lol...
2 books..
To kill a mockingbird (GAY; class reading..not doing it.. sucks)
C++ programming language (bjarne stroustrup, the creator of c++)

-meatwad
TurtleShell
joshumu wrote:
The monkey wrench gang was awesome and i just happend to see it on the shelf at a used book store. $3 great deal.

"Authors Warning:
Anyone who takes this book seriously
will be shot. Anyone who does not
take it seriously will be buried
alive by a Mitsubishi bulldozer."


I absolutely detested Monkey Wrench Gang. Detested it.

I'm reading Canterbury Tales right now, and the Golden Bough.
caroline
I'm currently reading Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. It's a great read. Creepy, yes, but wonderful.
Dean_The_Great
I'm currenty reading "Sandstorm" by James Rollins. It's pretty good so far. Nothing spectacular, but good. I'd say that it's like a Crichton without the research intensity, or a Clive Cussler without the stock characters. I'll have to give a better critique when it's done.
amicalindia
"H.P. 4300 series - All in one Trouble shooting guide "

by Unknown auther

publisher: Hewlett Packard
Maddo
I'm now reading Hannibal Rising from Thomas Harris, after that I have Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal. All from Thomas Harris.
INeedHelp
I am currently reading Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks and The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. So far each are outstanding reads.
Teva
I am currently reading Sioned Davies' translation of the Mabinogion. I have known of it for some time as a friend mentioned that she was interested in it a year ago or so, and as I read other cultural mythologies last year, such as the Prose Edda and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, I thought I might see how the Mabinogion fared. So far I am finding it quite enjoyable, although evidently the emphasis was long ago on the oral relation of the stories . Davies does say in her introduction that she aimed to reflect this in the written translation - so some of it comes across as repetitive, but of course this made it easier to remember for storytellers. The stories themselves are definitely worth a read - or a listen.
Maddo
And I've read all of the books I had, now I'm reading 'The Lure' from Bill Napier.
PennyLane
Currently I'm reading Two for the dough by Janet Evanovich and The Undomestic Godess by Sophie Kinsella. I really like the Stefanie Plum series.
matti05
Now I reading Sienkiewicz's "Potop"(1000pages Mad) and Shakespeare's "Hamlet" & "Makbeth". All books to school, "Potop" is intresting, but too long.
Patriot Players
The series I am currently devouring is "The A-List" by Zooey Dean I can't say I enjoy the writing style all that much (as each book cannibalizes the other with alarming repetiveness), but I do greatly enjoy the characterization of the plots most appealing denizens.

The books focus on a young woman named Anna Percy, and her fervent need to reconnect to herself in her Senior Year of high school. Her parents are notoriously rich, and live on opposite sides of the country (divorced). That being, Anna (also with her luscious good looks) she is also automatically placed upon the "A-List" of both Hollywood and New York City. The books also follow Anna's friends, enemies, and frenemies of Hollywood, and the all the drama that goes with them.

While I don't recomend these books to anyone looking for substance, they're an easy read and remarkably easy to follow. With a fun plot, great one-liners and characters, and a less-than-deep writing style, Ms. Dean's "novels" are an excellent read. If you have an hour or two that is. As addictive as soap operas, you won't be able to tear your eyes from the aggravatingly drama-filled pages of..."The A-List".
ddukki
I've finally come around and sat myself down to start reading Lord of the Rings again. I had read up to the third book a couple years back, but I had skimmed over most of it, because I thought it was boring. Now, it's more easier, because of my background in literature (okay, fine, not much of a background, but I think high English Lit counts) and personal experiences.

The first two books are great reads, but once you get to the third book (where I am now, again) the story starts to fall apart because of all the side-stories. I'm kinda confused, what with all the crazy names thrown at you at once, but all in all, I'm glad I started again. Next, I'll reread The Hobbit to refresh my memory!
zellfaze
I am currently reading Magic's Price, for the 4th time. Its just that good.
MeddlingMonk
I am currently reading the eighth print-form book in the Star Trek: S.C.E. series (now retitled Star Trek: Corps of Engineers). The print-form S.C.E. books are omnibus editions containing four to eight of the original ebooks, so there's usually half a dozen authors.
crimson_aria
I am currently reading @expectations by Kit Reed.
gtoroap
Well, I'm reading all books of Milan Kundera. He's my favorite writer and I read some of his books a few months ago, but I want to read all his collection of books. I plan to publish a book about him. When I finish the book, I advise of you. Bye.
MaxStirner
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-Neil-
I am currently reading Amerika by Franz Kafka. It is interesting to hear Kafka speculate about a country that he never visited.
crimson_aria
I borrowed The Firm by John Grisham from a friend. Reading it now.
Vladalf
I'm going to read some E-books about C++ programming becuase Internet tutorials aren't so... I don't know , they don't make you want to learn further. Hope I'll get one made by a good author.
crimson_aria
I'm currently reading "Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery" by John Gregory Brown, supposedly. >.< I was just on the first part of it and was enjoying what I was reading so far.. until I lost the book yesterday. T__T I just bought it from the book sale so now I have to go look for it and pray that I can find it.
Dean_The_Great
I'm currently reading Deception Point by Dan Brown. It's interesting enough, with a couple good twists and such in the plot. Although his characters are all very similar, his plots are paced in such a way that it lends itself to quick reads and enjoyable escapism.
roninmedia
I just read A Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho). Written by Miyamoto Musashi.

I was in a philosophical mood so I decided to take a stab at one of the great works in Japanese culture. It's supposed to be a short handbook on swordsmanship, but the Japanese have applied the principles to the world of business and based on what I see of the Japanese economy, it's certainly working.
satksri
Just finished reading: Master and Margarita by Bulgakov. Great book. It deals with love, oppresion, courge and forgiveness. Love story of A Russian writer and Margarita, a housewife- and the story of Jesus and Pontius pilate- alternate with each other..
rightclickscott
This morning, I decided to just pick up and read God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian, because it's a short book that's totally worth it. Other than that, I'm reading Under the Banner of Heaven and The Conqueror Worms. Two totally different books.
iinteam
"Passing For Thin" by Frances Kuffel. It's about a woman who loses half of her weight when she's in her forties, and finds herself. Very touching and funny.
Derek_Nicolas
Feodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. It was for Engligh, but I like it anyway.
mvdh
Recently i read "the Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini, wich i think was a great book, very well written!

Now im reading another book by hosseini "A thousand splendid suns". Im not sure why but the book doesnt get me so far. Hope it will be more fun to read after a while Confused
showarea
I have read last Year Harry Potter 7 and now i'm reading book about success and business
MythicalFault
I'm currently reading The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I just finished the The Eye of the World last week and now I'm reading The Great Hunt. Its sad that Robert Jordan passed away, but I read on Wiki that he let his family know how the story finished in case "the worst happened", and that his wife has chosen an author (I forget his name) to write the final book.
chartcentral
Not really currently, but I just finished 2 Hardy Boys books back-to-back: "The Secret of the Old Mill" and "Hunting for Hidden Gold."
selevan
I'm now finishing R. A. Salvatores "The Demon Awakens" - i need to find next tome !! ;P
myjourneytosuccess
Hey all...I'm currently reading the success principles by Jack Canfield and Secrets of a Millionaire Mind By T.Harv.Eker, both of which I highly recommend to everyone...i've been stuck in a rut for the last few years and these books are just unreal!!!
flowerpower
I'm currently reading "Un Lecteur avertit en vaut deux" by Laval Ng. Witty jokes with humorous caricatures. lovely thing to read.
TurtleShell
currently reading the...illustrated encyclopedia of witchcraft and practical magic. It's good.
Guelila
Currently at page 109 of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Checkmate
RedRackham
Currently reading "Looking For Trouble" the autobiography of General Sir Peter De La Billiere. I first read it about about twelve or thirteen years ago and remembered it as a good book. I recently read General Sir Mike Jackson's autobiography entitled "Soldier", imo General De La Billiere's book is a far better read.
georgeodowd
I'm working my way through Wodehouse: A Life by Robert McCrum. I don't normally do biographies, but this was too good to be missed.
Quiviro
I'm reading "Decameron", by Boccaccio. I usually don't read this kind of book. I use it to clean my mind, though is an interesting reading.
osuchin
Right now, i'm reading about how to program using java programming language and how to build your own database driven website using PHP and MySQL.
crimson_aria
I'm currently reading Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. I'm on the third book, Eclipse, half way done. I can't wait to get my hands on the fourth. <3
flowerpower
I'm currently reading two books at the same time - "Angels and demons" by Dan Brown and "The power of positive thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale.

"The power of positive thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale is to suggest techniques and to give examples which demonstrate that you do not need to be defeated by anything, that you can have peace of mind, improved health, and a never-ceasing flow of energy. I'm still reading the first chapter but from what I've seen this book is worth reading. A friend told me that this book should be read real slow so as to take the time to understand the lessons.

Dan Brown's book is quite interesting. always symbols with Robert Langdon as the one who has the answers.
pmehta51
Write now I am reading a book about Shrikrushna's life. He is one of the incarnations of God in India. He has huge impact on millions of people in India. He was a great politician, a great warrior, a great lover and a great Inspirer. His life is full of great did. He inspired and changed so many peoples life. Actually I am reading about him because his birthday is coming on 23 August, this year. It is actually According to Indian calender, that is Shravan Vad Atham (month: Shravan, Date: 8th). Millions of people in India celebrate his birthday. It is believed he was born about 5000 years ago. Even today after 5000 year people celebrating his birthday….think how he must have done great work. He was a winner, never surrender to any demons. He established right value in the Society. He said Love towards God, and because God resides in everyone including me, love towards everyone is very necessary to make a healthy society. A greatest person on earth I have ever known. Have to read about him.
cguido21
Re-reading Choke by Chuk Palahniuk, movie coming out in september really recommend, Chuky P is the best author of these times, watch the movie Fight Club and you'll discover his genius
crimson_aria
I'm currently reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. My friend recommended it to me years ago even before the movie came out. I've been wanting to read it since then but I never really got around.
Joooe
Much like you with Memoirs, crimson_aria, I find "never really getting round" to be my biggest problem with reading! I absolutely love bookshops, reading about books and buying books. But when it comes to reading them, I'll either read them all in just a few sittings. Or read half and then leave it forever!

I guess I'm currently 'reading' Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, but that's practically finished... Last 'real' book I read was an excellent collection of short stories, compiled by the director of the Italian film Romanzo criminale, entitled Crimini. I recommend it to any crime fiction fans out there!
Kunkstar7
I'm currentlly waiting to get my hands on Book 12: The Glorious Appearing, of the Left Behind series.
Its been a compelling series, and definitely makes you consider a few things, although it is just a fictional book.
Anshul_Jain
Currently, I am reading Robin Sharma's 'The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari'. It is a very inspiring fable of a renowned lawyer who leaves his world in search of true meaning of his life. This book teaches us, through seven ancient learnings, the way to enhance ourselves mentally & physically to a highly spiritual level. Angel
crimson_aria
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I saw the film and loved it. so I decided to read the novel.
mgeek
I bought a three in one book that collects the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes

I've read the "Adventures" many years ago. I am giving it a second look. The Memoirs and the Return, are new to me.
kevbailey
Robert Ludlum - The Chancellor Manuscript. It's hard to read because I can't read more than 15 minutes before I go to bed (as a university student). I will probably set it down and take up a book of short stories.
littleladyluck
I'm into Watermelon by Marian Keyes. The book is about a woman, who at her baby's birth, her husband left her. Then there are pages of her feelings, a new love, her husband trying to get her back. That's what I read up till now Wink
Faraz
Currently I am reading Sidney Sheldon's Sands of Time.
mikakiev
D. Coupland God Hates Japan
warriorpoets
The Santaroga Barrier by Frank Herbert
ganesh
Just finished reading P G Wodehouse's "Jeeves and the Tie that Binds"

Currently finished about about half of P G Wodehouse's "The World of Jeeves", a huge omnibus collection of Jeeves and Wooster stories.
georgeodowd
ganesh wrote:
Just finished reading P G Wodehouse's "Jeeves and the Tie that Binds"

Currently finished about about half of P G Wodehouse's "The World of Jeeves", a huge omnibus collection of Jeeves and Wooster stories.


Someone knows what they're on about! Wink
georgeodowd
Currently working through Psmith in the City by the venerable Mr. Wodehouse, as well as the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis.
crimson_aria
I'm currently reading Linda Fairstein's Entombed. It's been a while since I last read a mystery novel, my favorite genre. I hope this one's good.
Mexican_Ed
I'm reading... One Shining Moment;

Mostly tells you about people who were never really given credit or been recognized as much as others. Very Happy

I wanna read Tupac's Biography (Or was it an autobiograhphy) next 8o
littleladyluck
I'm currently reading - Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. A one of a kind type of narration, quite interesting and at the same time, i'm lost sometimes through it
tippsoftware
Currently, i'm reading two books: Angel and Demons, and Da Vinci Code. Besides the infamous about commercial bestsellers. However, thats are my favorite books and Dan Brown its an excellent writer.
WicCaesar
I'm reading A Series of Unfortunate Events, I'm so excited with the series that I was reading one book per day. They're small, so that's achievable. XD

I'm now in the 12th book, The Penultimate Peril.

The appendix books are not sold in Brazil. ¬¬'
warriorpoets
The Santaroga Barrier by Frank Herbert
chartcentral
I'm currently reading Book 11 of the original Hardy Boys series: While the Clock Ticked. Smile
georgeodowd
I've just started Phantastes by George MacDonald.
georgeodowd
Oh, and am also working my way through the fourth book of the Narnia chronicles: The Silver Chair.
crimson_aria
Roald Dahl's My Uncle Oswald
schooldays
Are You Experienced by Noel Redding
stel4e
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Brothers Karamazov was the final novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky (the great Russian novelist, who is also know for Crime and Punishment). The book is sometimes considered one of the greatest novels in world literature--acclaimed for its complexity and depth in its exploration of morality, faith, doubt, and free will.

The Brothers Karamazov, is a tale of bitter family rivalries. The novel begins on a bright day in August at a meeting that has been organised to settle the differences of the Karamazov family. Fyodor is an extravagant buffoon and travels with his second son Ivan. Old Fyodor Karamozov’s youngest son Alyosha is with the wise Father Zossima, an elder, who he greatly respects and lives with. Dmitri, the oldest son, appears and is soon in a rage with his father over the question of whether he owes Fyodor debts or Fyodor owes him an inheritance. We learn of Katerina Ivanova who has proposed marriage to Dmitri and the shameful way in which both he and his father are in competition for the love of Grushenka, the latter having taken out 3,000 rubles to bribe her away from his son. Dmitri threatens to kill his father but not Grushenka. Throughout Alyosha is the confidante of his brothers, and Ivan tells of his love for Katerina and the poem that he has written showing his pessimism, The Grand Inquisitor, before leaving for Moscow on the advice of Smerdyakov. Father Zossima dies and certain controversy arises at the monastery about his possible sainthood. The tale of the brothers goes on with ever more confused loves and the murder of Fyodor which it transpires that one of the brothers accidentally encouraged. The fate of brother Dmitri in a lengthy trial is finally the issue at stake and a lengthy exile in Siberia awaits him.
Tennisbollen
I've just finished William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Am now working my way through Stephen King's Duma Key.
chartcentral
I just finished reading:
Hardy Boys: Footprints under the Window
Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Murder House
Smile
crimson_aria
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
mikakiev
Just finished Jpod by Coupland
chartcentral
I just finished reading The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Harbor Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon.
I am currently re-reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling, into Chapter 2 at present.
I also am presently into the pages of The Hardy Boys: The Sinister Signpost. Smile
chartcentral
Disclaimer: Forgive me for posting back-to-back, but I reckon it's just proper since it's been more than 2 weeks since the last post, so I'd prefer to have a new post rather than edit the preceding one. Smile

I just finished reading "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling.
I am currently reading "Pendragon: The Merchant of Death" (book 1) by D.J. MacHale. Smile
africa
I was reading a book called The Day after Tomorrow. Its actually a thriller. Just didn't like the end as it loses all the excitement in the middle.

I would give it a 4.9/10
chartcentral
Have just finished reading "The Hardy Boys - Undercover Brothers: Wanted" (Super Mystery #1) by Franklin W. Dixon.
Currently reading Book Two of the Pendragon series, "The Lost City of Fear" by D.J. MacHale. Smile
sketteksalfa
I am reading these days "Atrocities and Lies" By Tito Porras. It is a true story about the secrets of CPP-NPA a long struggling communitst rebel in the Philippines. However in my point, the book is politicalized and lacks facts. Tito Porras constantly attacked and the personalities behind the organization without basing from real evidence and facts.
chartcentral
Currently reading Volume 16 of the original Hardy Boys series: A Figure in Hiding. Smile
crimson_aria
Reading Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.
mydesign
Right now I´m reading: THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
It talks about Germany durign Adolf Hitler´s goverment and this girl who is a book thief!


I´m having a good time!
mejo1900
Jane Eyre...i loved the first part (before she leaves for her governeress position), but got tangled in the middle part, however it is starting to get good again (Mrs. Reed just had her stroke)
stel4e
Just finished the first part of "Anna Karenina" by Leo Tolstoy.

Review by Esther Lombardi

"Anna Karenina" is one of Leo Tolstoy's greatest literary works. It's the tale of Anna Karenina and her ultimately tragic love affair with Count Vronsky.

What's in the Story

The story for "Anna Karenina" apparently came out of an episode in which Leo Tolstoy arrived at a railway station shortly after a young woman had committed suicide. She had been the mistress of a neighboring landowner, and the incident stuck in his mind...

As Tolstoy biographer Henri Troyat writes, "A dreadful lesson was brought home to him... He tried to imagine the existence of this poor woman who had given all for love, only to meet with such a trite, ugly death." Then, Troyat says, "Her image haunted him for a long time, but not specifically as material for a book."

When Tolstoy finally started the story of "Anna Karenina," his wife reported in a letter to her sister, "Yesterday Leo suddenly started to write a novel on contemporary life. The subject is the unfaithful wife and all the ensuing tragedy."

So, Tolstoy creates the character of Anna Karenina, a young woman who finds herself in a loveless marriage with Karenin. It might not have seemed so intolerable if she had not met and fallen in love with Count Vronsky.

As a comparison to Anna's tragic affair, we hear about the relationship between Kitty and Levin, a conjugal love match. Levin is first rejected by Kitty, since she has her heart set on Count Vronsky. Since Vronsky's affections are already taken by Anna Karenina, Kitty's heart is broken and she eventually turns back to Levin for love and marriage.

In the character of Anna, Tolstoy creates a woman who is perhaps most unhappily destined for tragedy. Anna falls in love with Count Vronsky, only to find that her passions are uncontrollable. She might have continued the relationship in secret, but she defies the "rules," and is forced to pay the ultimate price... She loses all contact with her son; and she is shunned from proper society.
georgeodowd
I've just started Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.

Recently finished Middle Ground by Ursula Zilinsky. Quite the daring little novel! I rather liked it, despite its shortcomings.
Dean_The_Great
Just started "Duma Key" by Stephen King. I'm only something like 30 pages in right now, but I've never read a King novel I didn't enjoy, so I'm looking forward to it.
crimson_aria
I'm reading the second book in the Shopaholic series, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
georgeodowd
Currently working on Catch-22, The Stand (not as good as I remember it), and Everything that Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor.
crimson_aria
Stephenie Meyer's The Host. I started this book months ago but found it boring and forgot to continue. I picked it up again a few days ago and I'm now really enjoying it.
Parkour_Jarrod
I am currently reading "The Diamond Throne" by David Eddings
georgeodowd
Just picked up a slew of Patricia Highsmith for cheap, cheap, cheap - going to dive in soon!
chartcentral
Currently reading Book 17 of the original Hardy Boys series: "The Secret Warning."
georgeodowd
Now honestly reading The Silver Chair, instead of just pretending. Still stuck on The Stand (it's nowhere near as good now that I've grown up and been exposed to real literature). Contemplating cracking the cover of Highsmith's Eleven.
crimson_aria
Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark
j00gotpwnd
I am currently reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. That's for my college English course. For fun...I still need to pick a book out, but I think it's going to be one of Tom Holt's or Terry Pratchett's. I need some humor in my life! Smile
chartcentral
I just finished reading Book 3 of the Pendragon series, "The Never War" by D.J. MacHale. Smile
georgeodowd
Poking about at a re-read of Maria McCann's As Meat Loves Salt. Not sure I'm ready for it again... I was in a daze for two weeks the last time.
kitsrock
I'm currently reading Dirty Jokes and Beer by Drew Carey. As much as some people may laugh at my current choice of book, the book's not half bad for a light reading material.

Also, in my defense, I really can't get myself into heavy books when I'm working 20 hours a week on top of being full time student who is nearing 5 midterms.

However, once my midterms are over, I have the following books lined up to be read: collection of James Joyce, collection of Edger Allan Poe, and not to mention my all time favorite Talents and Geniuses by Gilbert Highet.
chartcentral
I'm about to read Pendragon Book 4: The Reality Bug by DJ MacHale. Smile
The-Nisk
Lets see:

Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
Virtual Reality by some nerd.
A Brief History Of Time by Steven Hawkings.

Officialy, yes I'm reading those, in reality I'm usualy too tired to read anything.
Noremac
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, I think it's going to be better than the Davinci code.
We'll see. Very Happy
crimson_aria
Noremac wrote:
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown, I think it's going to be better than the Davinci code.
We'll see. Very Happy


I like it better than the Da Vinci Code.


I'm currently reading Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go. Read tons of good reviews about this book. I'm so excited to finish it.
tchaunt
Right now, I am reading Steven King's Danse Macabre. At first, I just grabbed the book of my family's many book shelves because it was pretty much the only book I hadn't read (in my house). I figured I'd hate it 'cause it wasn't narrative (at least not in most parts of the book). But I've actually came to enjoy the book so far. It's actually very interesting. It's basically about horror as a genre and what makes it up. Though it doesn't have a story line or irony, it has been an interesting book so far.
deanhills
I'm reading a book on the investment strategies of Warren Buffett. Well written. Also a few books by Richard Dawkins. A little boring and longwinding, but there are some interesting factiods in the paragraphs.
JessieF
I am reading the 1st book to the Icemark Chronicles
StarlightStudios
Im halfway through the book "Dream to Discovery". It's an expert scientists opinions on multiple subjuects.
Also a bunch of Mangas to make sure my mind doesn't overload on reality Razz
georgeodowd
Just started 'Life of Pi' for a book club at work. It promises to be an interesting read, even if I find the author to be another one of those overblown modernist lit windbags. Smile
chartcentral
I'm currently reading Pendragon: Black Water. The 5th book in the series by DJ MacHale. Smile
mgeek
I just bought a collection of the works of CS Lewis and right now I am reading The Screwtape Letters. I read this piece several years ago and enjoyed it. I am giving it another pass.
evilgeniuself
I am currently reading Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" for English, and afterwards plan on reading Piers Anthony's Xanth series (I've already read "Demons Don't Dream").
georgeodowd
Working through How Right You Are, Jeeves in my spare time. Wodehouse is my favourite author, so every read-through is a real treat. I haven't been able to lay my hands on a UK edition, sadly, so I'm making do with the US version for now.
crimson_aria
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
amgoodwater
I just finished a book of short stories called Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser. It was brilliant. Millhauser won the Pulitzer for Martin Dressler but is perhaps best known for his short story "Eisenheim the Illusionist" upon which the film The Illusionist was based. His writing is very refreshing--I suppose I would call it magical realism. His stories appear in The New Yorker and magazines of that caliber. I am going to start The Crucible by Arthur Miller next.
chartcentral
Currently reading Pendragon 6: The Rivers of Zadaa by DJ MacHale. Smile
crimson_aria
Now reading Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day. I liked Never Let Me Go so much. Hoping this one is as great.
Solon_Poledourus
I just finished reading 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' by Mark Haddon. It was decent, but a bit short. I wasn't at all thrilled with the ending. Sometimes the writing style annoyed me. Come to think of it, I didn't much like it at all, save for a few parts.
bchuminx
reading currently Visioneering by Andy Stanley and Holy Discontent by Bill Hybels Very Happy great books
georgeodowd
Working on Scoop by Evelyn Waugh. I've finally gotten around to reading something by him, and thus far, it's kept its promises.
georgeodowd
Taking a crack at The Loved One, also by Evelyn Waugh.
JessieF
I am reading two books right now:

Rattled: A Memoir
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature (deals with religion, science, and freedom!)
crimson_aria
Solon_Poledourus wrote:
I just finished reading 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' by Mark Haddon. It was decent, but a bit short. I wasn't at all thrilled with the ending. Sometimes the writing style annoyed me. Come to think of it, I didn't much like it at all, save for a few parts.


the book made me lol. sort of silly but that was what made me love it. it was so eccentric it's awesome.


I am now reading the 6th book of the Harry Potter series, The Half-Blood Prince.
chartcentral
What I just finished reading (I wasn't able to post when I was "currently reading" them):
Pendragon Book 7: The Quillan Games and Pendragon Book 8: The Pilgrims of Rayne by DJ McHale. Smile
georgeodowd
Finished The Notorious Doctor August by Christopher Bram while out sick - whew, what a ride. I think it's going to be in my top 5 now.
georgeodowd
Started How Long Has This Been Going On? by Ethan Mordden the other day. Thus far I am enjoying it immensely.
crimson_aria
just started Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate, and it's turning my eyes teary. u__u
Libby
Against His-Story, Against Leviathan! by Fredy Perlman
crimson_aria
To Kill a Mocking Bird. okay, this is like my third attempt to finish the book. I know it's one of the best books out there according to many reviews I've read but.. I don't know. I found myself dropping the read after a while maybe because of lack of time or lack of interest or probably just the failure to remember I'm not done reading it yet. I'm really planning to finish reading the book now. I hope it's as great as the reviews say.
georgeodowd
crimson_aria wrote:
To Kill a Mocking Bird. okay, this is like my third attempt to finish the book. I know it's one of the best books out there according to many reviews I've read but.. I don't know. I found myself dropping the read after a while maybe because of lack of time or lack of interest or probably just the failure to remember I'm not done reading it yet. I'm really planning to finish reading the book now. I hope it's as great as the reviews say.


I read it at least three times during my adolescence and really enjoyed it, so I think it's worth hanging in there.
georgeodowd
I just started Laura Argiri's The God in Flight and it's about as bad as they say it is. I'll give it to page 100 to be worth my time, but I'm not hopeful. God forbid I ever write something with such bad style.
crimson_aria
georgeodowd wrote:


I read it at least three times during my adolescence and really enjoyed it, so I think it's worth hanging in there.


finished it. I must now say that I was wrong in putting this book down for so long. it's so meaningful. i love it too.


Currently re-reading The Lord of the Flies. read it when I was young and have forgotten it already. a friend picked it up for a read lately and got me all curious again.
Faraz
John Grisham's The Appeal.
anakin_skyrunner
I'm about to read "Der Vorleser" (eng. The Reader?) by Bernhard Schlink.
chartcentral
Currently reading Pendragon Book Ten: The Soldiers of Halla, the final installment in the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale. Smile
georgeodowd
I am about to finish Infidel by Ayaan Hirshi Ali for my book club. Quite an eye-opener.

Since last posting I have finished The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Quite possibly her best book. I loved it.

I am now re-reading Affinity, also by Sarah Waters, after having seen the adaptation. Pure magic.

Also started The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.
medesignz
I dont read books... I can read, but I just dont...

What does that say about me?
georgeodowd
Still reading The Price of Salt, and recently started The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst.
georgeodowd
medesignz wrote:
I dont read books... I can read, but I just dont...

What does that say about me?


I think for some of us, reading is more important because it helps us learn how to react to the world around us, while also letting us escape from it. For other people, other forms of media or religion fulfill those needs. I don't think there is anything cretinous about not reading books. It just holds magic for some and not others.
TomS
georgeodowd wrote:
Still reading The Price of Salt, and recently started The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst.


You read two books at once?

I just finished "Deception Point" by Dan Brown
crimson_aria
Dinae Mott Davidson's Prime Cut. I read it's already the 8th book of her culinary mysteries. I'm enjoying it. I think I'll be looking for the other 7 books after this.
georgeodowd
TomS wrote:
georgeodowd wrote:
Still reading The Price of Salt, and recently started The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst.


You read two books at once?


Sometimes I read three. Wink
MeddlingMonk
Currently reading Jerusalem Countdown by John Hagee. Definitely an interesting read, but I'm a bit dubious about some of his interpretations.
gazaraki
im reading cobra wars, right now. its alright i guess.
crimson_aria
The Graveyard Book. It's my first Neil Gaiman novel and I'm enjoying quite a lot.
Tuvitor
Sandworms of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson (based on notes by Frank Herbert)
georgeodowd
Finished all of the above, plus Loving Frank for my book club (it was awful!).

Now am working on Ken Follett's latest... the magic has worn off since I was last 12 years old. Confused
natilovesmike
I am reading the Anne Rice Vampire chronicles series. I read the twilight series and my husband suggested the nne rice ones, I am not sure I like them a lot. I am not into Vampire stuff as it might look like it just happened that I am reading these books.

I also just finished areally good book about animal training, the new book by Karen Pryor (Reaching the animal mind) which I thought it was pretty good.

On the side I am also readying some books to parent my kid, likehow to teach math to a toddler and how to go about potty training which as been a pain lately.
SpellcasterDX
I'm reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, for school. Not so much for my enjoyment. I know it's a classic and it's supposed to be a really good book and all, but it just doesn't get my attention. If it had, I'd probably have finished the book in 2 or 3 days. As it is, it's been 5 or 6 days and I'm only on page 55 or so. lol
georgeodowd
Gave up on Ken Follett (just too painfully amateurish), went through Winterson's Lighthousekeeping in a few hours, and am now reading Farewell My Concubine which promises to be pretty good.
hangnhu
I only read fiction, and generally romance
but I just finished The Magician Apprentice this morning and it excellent
I heartily recommend Trudi Canavan to everyone
The Black Magician Trilogy are my favourite still

medesginz though you don't like reading, perhaps you could try audio book, check out librivox there are plenty of free classic writing to choose from,
stel4e
Martin Eden - a novel by Jack London, about a struggling young writer.

Main characters

Martin Eden

A former sailor from a working class background who falls in love with a young bourgeois woman and decides to educate himself at becoming a writer, so he can win her hand in marriage.

Ruth Morse

The young bourgeois woman attending university who captivates Eden while tutoring him in English. Though she is initially both attracted and repelled by his working class background, she eventually decides that she loves him. The two become engaged but not without condition: they cannot marry until her parents approve of his financial and social status.

Lizzie Connolly

The cannery worker who is rejected by Eden, who is already in love with Ruth. In Eden's mind, Lizzie's rough hands mark her out as inferior to Ruth. Despite this, Lizzie remains devoted to Eden. He feels an attachment to her because she loves him for who he is, and not for the fame or money (unlike Ruth). Lizzie loved him from the beginning before he was rich and famous and trying to better himself.

Joe Dawson

Eden's boss at the laundry, who wins Eden over with his cheeriness and capacity for work, but lacks any ambition for self-improvement.

Russ Brissenden

Eden's sickly writer counterpart, who encourages Eden to give up writing and return to the sea before city life swallows him up. A committed socialist, he introduces Eden to a group of amateur philosophers he calls the 'real dirt'. Brissenden’s final work - 'Ephemera' - causes a literary sensation when Eden breaks his word and publishes it upon the writer's death.
kcblondy
I'm reading Oedipus the King, Alas Babyleon, and Night World #2.

Oedipus is very boreing but I am reading it for school. Alas Babyleo is older so it is hard to think about how they thought back then. And Night Wolrd is my favorites currently being read.
Ilmaarion
I've just end 'Il nome della rosa' (the name of the rose). I liked it a lot.
chartcentral
I'm currently reading "Midnight for Charlie Bone" by Jenny Nimmo. Smile
georgeodowd
Finished Farewell My Concubine a while ago and enjoyed it, although it was rather heart-breaking.

Read A Perfect Waiter, which was, again, rather sad, although a pleasant read. Not so sure I liked the translator, but what can you do.
georgeodowd
Oh, and currently reading Plum Pie by P. G. Wodehouse.
It's high time for some Mr. W!
j00gotpwnd
I am currently in the middle of two books. Sabriel by Garth Nix and The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton. The first is about a girl necromancer who has to find her father, and the second is a giant space opera (that's what it says on the cover), and I don't really know much about the plot as of yet. Anyway both are really pulling my interest right now!
chiragpatnaik
j00gotpwnd wrote:
I am currently in the middle of two books. Sabriel by Garth Nix and The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton. The first is about a girl necromancer who has to find her father, and the second is a giant space opera (that's what it says on the cover), and I don't really know much about the plot as of yet. Anyway both are really pulling my interest right now!


A SciFi fan... Smile
Which space opera?


And give me soem recommendations of new Sci Fi authors to try.
j00gotpwnd
Well it's by Peter F. Hamilton. The Reality Dysfunction is the first book in the three book series called The Night's Dawn Trilogy. The second and third book are called The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God respectively. I am 125 pages into the novel, and it has really captivated me. This is saying a lot as it's hard to guess who the main characters are! I am big into fantasy, not so much SciFi, but that is all changing! Have you read Orson Scott Card?
mgeek
Currently going through Being and Nothingness by J. P. Sartre.
lagoon
I'm reading 'What's left?' by Nick Cohen, a harsh admonishment of the left in British Politics
steve1200
I'm reading "Lord of the Rings - the two towers" by J. R.R. Tolkien. My next book will be "The return of the king" ^^
Pogona
The Auto guide
french version (le guide de l'auto 2009)

I'm not a good reader XD
georgeodowd
Still savouring Plum Pie, but also slowly working my way through La vie devant soi (the author's name currently escapes me).
phantombr
The book I am currently reading Interview with the Vampire, the Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice.
It is an old series already, but I am curious to read books that provided the basis for Twilight series.
chartcentral
Currently reading The Hardy Boys: The Disappearing Floor (Book 19) by Franklin W. Dixon. Smile
georgeodowd
Starting Shadowdance by Robin Wayne Bailey. Looks appropriately cheesy, and thus far the language is as offensively awful as expected. I've lost my ability to read pulp! sheesh.
hangnhu
currently reading? lots of fanfiction
book just finish - seducing mr darcy by gwyn cready, a good read, but I wouldn't buy it for my library, everyone else is welcome to add that chick flick to their
igorflysta
Psychopath50187 wrote:
I'am Reading two books right now Art of Deception and The Art of Intrusion both By Kevin D. Mitnick and William L. Simon.

The Art of Deception is about The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security
Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide. Now, in The Art of Deception, the world's most notorious hacker gives new meaning to the old adage, "It takes a thief to catch a thief."
Focusing on the human factors involved with information security, Mitnick explains why all the firewalls and encryption protocols in the world will never be enough to stop a savvy grifter intent on rifling a corporate database or an irate employee determined to crash a system. With the help of many fascinating true stories of successful attacks on business and government, he illustrates just how susceptible even the most locked-down information systems are to a slick con artist impersonating an IRS agent. Narrating from the points of view of both the attacker and the victims, he explains why each attack was so successful and how it could have been prevented in an engaging and highly readable style reminiscent of a true-crime novel. And, perhaps most importantly, Mitnick offers advice for preventing these types of social engineering hacks through security protocols, training programs, and manuals that address the human element of security.


The Art of Intrusion is about Hacker extraordinaire Kevin Mitnick delivers the explosive encore to his bestselling The Art of Deception
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most celebrated hacker, now devotes his life to helping businesses and governments combat data thieves, cybervandals, and other malicious computer intruders. In his bestselling The Art of Deception, Mitnick presented fictionalized case studies that illustrated how savvy computer crackers use "social engineering" to compromise even the most technically secure computer systems. Now, in his new book, Mitnick goes one step further, offering hair-raising stories of real-life computer break-ins-and showing how the victims could have prevented them. Mitnick's reputation within the hacker community gave him unique credibility with the perpetrators of these crimes, who freely shared their stories with him-and whose exploits Mitnick now reveals in detail for the first time, including:

* A group of friends who won nearly a million dollars in Las Vegas by reverse-engineering slot machines
* Two teenagers who were persuaded by terrorists to hack into the Lockheed Martin computer systems
* Two convicts who joined forces to become hackers inside a Texas prison
* A "Robin Hood" hacker who penetrated the computer systems of many prominent companies-andthen told them how he gained access

With riveting "you are there" descriptions of real computer break-ins, indispensable tips on countermeasures security professionals need to implement now, and Mitnick's own acerbic commentary on the crimes he describes, this book is sure to reach a wide audience-and attract the attention of both law enforcement agencies and the media.


Now I'm reading "First say No"
chartcentral
Currently reading Pendragon: Before The War - Book One of the Travelers, created by DJ MacHale and written by Carla Jablonski. Smile
sigT
I've been reading Rudyard Kipling's novel Kim on my laptop since a few months. Smile At work I'm busy with reading technical papers and monographs, so, there is not much time and, in fact, interest left for reading fictional books. Last time I finished reading this kind of a text was about half a year ago when I was motivated to reread a novel by Strugatsky brothers after watching a film that was made after it.
jigoku05
I'm currently reading Volume 9 of Haruhi Suzumiya light novels
georgeodowd
Almost done with Paul Russell's Sea of Tranquility. What a strange, moving book.
chartcentral
After finishing Book Two, I've just started reading Pendragon: Before The War - Book Three of the Travelers, created by DJ MacHale and written by Walter Sorrells. Smile
angfrayle
I am rereading U. Eco's In The Name of the Rose. If you would remember, it was made into a movie with Sean Connery playing the lead role. This is one case where the movie is less exciting than the book.
Ben_Carrington
PCI system architecture. Wink
Sachi
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ^^

I've read Harry Potter series for the fourth time, every 2 years (since 2003) I'm reading all old novels and add new title ;> I like Rowling style of writing and I think that Harry Potter isn't a stupid book for little child. Her books are largely about death.

Rowling wrote:
They open with the death of Harry's parents. There is Voldemort's obsession with conquering death and his quest for immortality at any price, the goal of anyone with magic.


The book also comprise many other themes, such as love, prejudice, abuse of power...

I really recommend it.
hangnhu
Anyone read the 19th Wife? I don't mean Eliza Ann autobiography, though I'm sure that good too
man, I never learn so much of one church history than from this book
I hope my next book would be as interesting

currently trying to read four past midnight - stephen kings
georgeodowd
Just started Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter. She is supposedly one of the authors whose work inspired Sarah Waters, one of my all-time favs. So far, it's very intriguing, although her style is a bit difficult to absorb when you're half asleep... which I seem to be most of the time these days!
chartcentral
Currently reading Book 20 in the Hardy Boys series: Mystery of the Flying Express by Franklin W. Dixon. Smile
lagoon
Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol. One of the greats.
georgeodowd
A third of the way through Lives of the Circus Animals by Christopher Bram. He is a man of vast imagination, but this isn't quite as spectacular as The Notorious Dr. August. A little too 'gritty real life exposé' for me, but still a great read.
Greatking
i am currently reading a book by Danielle Steel entitled To Love Again. its great and awesome. i just love her books. they are so real and so practical.
medesignz
Persuasion by James Borg
adri
Germinal (a French book).


Adri
Radar
"The Keeping Place" by Isobelle Carmody.

The fourth part of a six book series, the sixth and final book being released next year, the fifth book being released last year. The original four I read back at the beginning of the decade, and so I'm slowly working my way back up to where I was, so that the fifth book will make any kind of sense.

So hard, but it's going to be satisfying when I finally discover how it all ends!
georgeodowd
I started Sarah Waters' The Night Watch last week. Sadly, I am so swamped with work and writing of my own (it's National Novel Writing Month!), I haven't gotten very far. It seems like it's going to be brilliant though, so I hope to press on with it soon.
crimson_aria
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger. I absolutely loved The Time Traveler's Wife so I'm so eager to read this second novel from the same author. I hope it's as beautiful as the first.

oh, and I'm also reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. My friend recommended it to me and wanted me to read it as soon as possible. I am currently alternating the two books, when I'm at home I read the Her Fearful Symmetry and when I'm out I bring The Hunger Games. XD hehe
Baka_Desu
I'm currently reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Seen the movie haven't finished the book...
shadowfibby
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Watched a bit of the movie and read the entire book a few times. Pretty deep and I don't find it surprising at how it became a major motion picture
kutekitten
Sadly, the twilight saga.. again... all my books are being lent to people, so my bookshelf is looking pretty shabby, I'm thinking maybe charlie bone or harry potter next... although I just read both of them... any recommendations? for my next trip to the library at least.
georgeodowd
This month has been beating me up royally, so I broke down and went with some mindless nostalgic pulp. Now working my way through The Tommyknockers in my oh so rare spare moments.
mgeek
I am going through Screwtape Letters and Screwtape Proposes a Toast. There is a slew of C. S. Lewis books available in a bookstore nearby. Good read.
georgeodowd
Since I'm working on a ridiculous young adult story for NaNoWriMo, I thought I would go ahead and read some source material, so I'm almost done with Sandra Scopettone's Trying Hard to Hear You. Pretty brainless read, but fun.
georgeodowd
mgeek wrote:
I am going through Screwtape Letters and Screwtape Proposes a Toast. There is a slew of C. S. Lewis books available in a bookstore nearby. Good read.


I saw a play of The Screwtape Letters a few months ago. It was pretty awesome - and impressive to hear someone go through the entire thing as a 90 minute monologue.
crimson_aria
Hit on the House by Jon A. Jackson. I saw this book on a booksale. I've never heard of the author but the book has pretty good reviews and I'm a fan of mystery books so I bought it.
guggs
"Four to score", the fourth in the Stephanie Plum series of novels by American writer Janet Evanovitch. OK so they're never going to win any prizes for literary content, but they're well-paced, witty crime-action stories with well-drawn larger-than-life characters, perfect for reading in bed. Just wish I'd read them in the correct sequence !
chartcentral
About to read "24 Declassified: Operation Hell Gate" by Marc Cerasini. Looking forward and very excited to start reading! Smile
crimson_aria
I am finally readong Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. I read 5 people you meet in heaven years ago and been wanting to read this too, but never got the chance. now I'm at the middle of the book. It's so insipirational I love it.
chartcentral
Currently reading Charlie Bone and the Time Twister by Jenny Nimmo. It's Book 2 in the Children of the Red King series. Smile
Dirael
I am currently reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown.
mgeek
I am rereading Eco's In the Name of the Rose
chartcentral
Currently reading The Clue of the Broken Blade, the 21st book in the Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon. Smile
loyal
Religious-wise, I'm reading "Glimpses of Nahj al-Balagha". it's a brief commentary/guide to the book "Nahj al-Balagha".
Fiction/fantasy-wise, i haven't read any books lately. although i want to read the latest darren shan books.
medesignz
Man Walks Into A Bar by Stephen Arnott & Mike Haskins
welshsteve
At the moment I am reading "The Bourne Identity" by Robert Ludlum. It is so different to the film, which I love. The book was first published in 1980.
crimson_aria
I am reading Sidney Sheldon's Nothing Lasts Forever. It's my 4th Sheldon book. I'm loving the author.
chartcentral
Currently reading The Flickering Torch Mystery, the 22nd book in the Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon. Smile
Ankhanu
I'm reading The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins, Quicksilver by Neil Stephenson and the Star Wars - Legacy of the Force series (into book 6 now). All enjoyable reads for fairly different reasons Wink
David_Pardy
Biggles Breaks the Silence is what I'm focusing on at the moment.

I have my copy of LOTR:RTOK somewhere which I'm halfway through (this is my 5th time reading through the LOTR series)...

Also reading through an eBook of Discworld - Carpe Jugulum.

The Biggles book I'm reading is part of a 4 book volume which I'm reading through from start to finish (Breaks the Silence is the second book in it)... Then I'll finish off ROTK again, and I'll be reading Carpe Jugulum when I get the time...


Also, I'm reading through the entire Naruto manga from start to finish again... Just up to the point where Naruto, Shikamaru, Chouji, Kiba and Neji are chasing after Sasuke when he lives with the Sound ninja.
MissJones
I'm halfway through Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella at the moment. It's one of those laugh out loud in a public place then pretend you're coughing so that no one thinks you're nuts books. I've like everything I'ver read by Sophie so far.

After that on my to be read pile I have a couple of 'how to' books on writing. At the moment I seem to be accumulating books faster than I can read them.

Regards
Miss Jones
bloodrider
Currenctly reading The Name of the Rose and loving it Very Happy
chartcentral
Just finished reading the 3rd book in the Children of the Red King series: Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy by Jenny Nimmo. Enjoyed the story! Smile
sudipbanerjee
I am now reading 'Amader Katha'. This book is Written by Bijaya Roy, wife of famous film director Satyajit Roy. The book is just of autobiography type. She describes about their life and relations.
spinout
I'm reading Michael moorcock and the Elric saga - actually good science fiction!
anakin_skyrunner
I am reading "Wie man leben soll" by Thomas Glavinic (Austrian author Smile)
~ "How one should live"
desonium
I am reading Tom clancy's op-center at the moment Cool
I am now in book 4 of the serie Cool
loyal
Peace.

I have just read the book "the reluctant mullah", a book i recommend!
sudipbanerjee
I am now reading 'Dosti Upannyas' (The Ten novels) by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay. This is a collection of 10 different novels of the Writer.
JessieF
I just got done reading "The Immortal Prince" by Jennifer Fallon, and "Dragonheart" by Todd McCaffrey for the third or fourth time. Rolling Eyes I hope to read the second book to "The Immortal Prince," but at the moment I am reading "If Wishes Were Horses," by Anne McCaffrey.
sudipbanerjee
I am now reading a novel 'Five point Someone" written by Chetan Bhagat.
bloodrider
Fernando Pessoa's Poems!! My favourite...
mgeek
I have taken up the reading of Sophie's World. I started it some time ago but then I stopped due to other things to do. I have recently taken up the book again.
sudipbanerjee
At present I am reading The 3 mistakes of my life written by Chetan Bhagat. The book is based on real events. The story evolves around three young friends of Ahmedabad: Govind, Ishaan, Omi. Another three important characters are Ali, Bitoomama and Vidya. Chetan Bhagat and his wife also are two small but important characters of the story. The story starts when Govind dreams of starting a business. to accomodate his friend's desire the open a cricket shop. However, each has a different motive: Govind's goal is to make money; Ishaan desires to nurture Ali, a gifted batsman; Omi just wants to be with his friends. During the story the characters have to deal with religious politics, earthquake, riots, unacceptable love and their own mistakes.
the story is interesting.
Radar
Well, due to Towel Day yesterday, my copy of Restaurant at the End of the Universe has reappeared. Enjoying it. I think it's quite possibly my favourite in the trilogy.
anakin_skyrunner
I'm currently reading a biography of Barack Obama, which also compares his life to that of John F. Kennedy. I haven't really read much, but it's an interesting topic.
It's also part of my oral A-levels exam in History. Pretty interesting.
chartcentral
I'm currently reading Children of the Red King Book 4: Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors by Jenny Nimmo. I just finished two chapters. Smile
chaity
currently i m reading CHICKEN SOUP FOR TEENAGE SOUL.....a wondrful cmbination of teenage stories......previous novel which i read ws frm an indian writer TISHAA titled PINK OR BLACK..........
mgeek
chaity wrote:
currently i m reading CHICKEN SOUP FOR TEENAGE SOUL.....a wondrful cmbination of teenage stories......previous novel which i read ws frm an indian writer TISHAA titled PINK OR BLACK..........


That's a nice book you are reading. There are a lot of other Chicken Soup titles that you may also want to try out after reading that one.
rogue_skydragon
I'll probably get some flack from die-hard bookies by saying this, but I am currently reading "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson for the very first time.
chartcentral
I'm currently reading Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, book 5 of the Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo. Just finished Chapter 1. Smile
jondahlberg
Intensity by Dean Koontz
Shiny
Sara and the Foreverness of Friends of a Feather by Esther Hicks (this is one of their books on the teachings of Abraham).
adri
I'm currently reading a book about HTML5, named HTML5 for Web Designers. The book is written by Jeremy Keith. It handles the basics of HTML5, what changed,... etc. I'm currently at page 30 of the 90 pages. Smile It is really a good read if you haven't looked into HTML5 yet, it isn't really a book full of examples and what all the possibilities are but rather the differences between HTML 4(.01)/XHTML and HTML5, so you know how it was before and how it is now.

Really interesting like I already said, definitely a must read!


adri
chartcentral
Currently reading 24 Declassified: Head Shot by David Jacobs. Smile
Cheeldash
I'm reading the blue nowhere, written by Jeffery Deaver.
Greenblizzard
I'm currently reading 'The Hobbit' for the second time.
catscratches
Just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde yesterday. Still reading Roadside Picnic by the Strugatsky brothers (and I will openly admit the only reason I'm reading it is becase Stalker's based on it).
Ankhanu
I've currently got on the go:
.: The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
.: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! - Richard Feynman
.: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil - Drew Karpyshyn
chartcentral
Currently in Chapter 4 of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the first book from the trilogy. So far I'm enjoying in reading it. Smile
Radar
Just finished 'Shadow Puppets' by Orson Scott Card for the second time. Such a good book, and so good to be immersed in a book again.
chartcentral
Done with the first book, and now moving on with Book 2 of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Colllins. It's called Catching Fire. Smile
Gh0stw4r
"Um Vermelho Encarnado no Céu" - Pedro de Campos
CheDragon
El laberinto de la soledad - Octavio Paz
chartcentral
Just completed Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy by finishing Mockingjay today. Can't seem to stop reading and put down the book until the end, whew! Smile
ujjawall
Goatmonkey wrote:
My current fav is Truman by David McCullough. It is one of the best books I have ever read and alot of other people think so as well since it is a Pulitzer Prize winner.


recent time my favourite stories is "knock out"
Cheeldash
Il giorno del lupo (the day of the wolf) of Lucarelli.
The_unnamed_label
Just started the weirdest book ever, that a friend got me for my birthday... "The Zombie survival guide" by Max Brooks..

Now I feel like I'm gonna be ready in case of a zombie apocalypse... NOT haha
chartcentral
Currently reading the 23rd book in the Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon. It's called The Melted Coins. Smile
adri
Currently reading Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design from Ashby. Smile





adri
catscratches
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Roadside Picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Ankhanu
Just started in on Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.
TurtleShell
I am currently reading a book of short stories by Stephen King, Hard Time by Dickens, The Host by Stephanie Meyer, and a book about brewing beer at home.

I'm a little over-stretched in terms of reading and need to extract myself from some of these books.
gh0strec0n_legit
Just picked up "Half a Life" by Darin Strauss. Its a memoir about a guy who accidentally kills a girl in a car accident and suffers from the guilt of it. I haven't even started but I will post my opinions when I get a chance.
portoskt
i have just finished The Noah Arc Quest, interesting but not perfect
medesignz
I am finally coming to the terms that i am not a naturally intrigued reader... I do and can read, but its blogs or mags, not a GOOD book.

I tend to notice I am suvbscribing to more and more podcasts by the week, could that be classed as the 21st centuries answer to reading?
deanhills
medesignz wrote:
I am finally coming to the terms that i am not a naturally intrigued reader... I do and can read, but its blogs or mags, not a GOOD book.

I tend to notice I am suvbscribing to more and more podcasts by the week, could that be classed as the 21st centuries answer to reading?
You've got a good point. I used to be a heavy reader. I'd go through a number of books in the month, maybe even in a week sometimes if on holiday. But nowadays I seem to be doing my reading mostly on-line. I still admire a good book when I see one however.
Very Happy
chartcentral
Currently reading The Short-Wave Mystery, book 24 of The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon. Smile
wombatrpgs
Just finished Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. It was decent, though it feels like the first third of the book was unnecessary and there's a third at the end missing.
chartcentral
Will be starting on a series from the author of my favorite Pendragon series. About to read DJ MacHale's Morpheus Road: The Light which is the first book of a trilogy. Thanks to my friend who lent me this! Smile
mazito
I am reading "Pequeñas Memorias" (Little memories) by José Saramago
ExMachina
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin...the most recent book in his epic A Song of Ice and Fire series. Unfortunately, after waiting years for it to come out I'm a bit disappointed with it and haven't picked it up in over a week. I suppose that's just an unfortunate side effect of hyping yourself up for something for such a looong time.

I've got quite a line up of books to read after it though (with Borders going out of business here in the US I binged on book purchases Rolling Eyes) including All Quiet on the Western Front, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Bismarck: A Life and a couple others.

And of course I'm always reading all of my textbooks for my classes... Wink
vidafenomenal
hard have time to read.
wombatrpgs
Just started Haruki Murakami's The Windup Bird Chronicle. It seems to be critically acclaimed enough, though it's not really doing anything for me yet. We'll see if it picks up. Not giving up yet!
chartcentral
Just finished reading Book 25 of the Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon. The Secret Panel is a good read and has a unique story patten. Smile
Vitorta
La Pilota No Entra per Atzar, title in Catalão
The ball never enter for acase i think is in english...
Autor tell about the sucess in directory of Barcelona team (Spanish soccer club) in 2004-2009..
chartcentral
Just finished chapter one of The Children of the Red King series Book 6: Charlie Bone and the Beast by Jenny Nimmo. Looking forward to read more this weekend. Smile
Radar
Coalescent by Stephen Baxter.

Unexpectedly keen for this.
chartcentral
Currently reading Redwall by Brian Jacques. Smile
timetorock
I am currently reading "How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job" by Dale Carnegie. Its a great book and the very first chapter that I've just started with has influenced me so much.
wombatrpgs
Ah, currently reading Danielewski's House of Leaves. It's quite different from what I'm used to reading but I'm enjoying it very much.
mgeek
I am reading Diarmaid MacCulloch's A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. It is a big book, but I think I can finish it this month.
alagoez
i am reading "faust" from goethe, right now, i have to say its a little bit boring but i have to read it for school (german lesson in austria)
catscratches
Picking up Roadside Picnic again. I should pick up a physical copy of it, though, as I currently only have it on PDF. I find digital copies unpleasant to read as the screen is usually either too bright or too low in contrast (the texture of paper is far less straining to the eye).

I also read a bit of To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, but my copy got waterdamaged while canoeing so that, too, is rather annoying to read.

Enjoy your rich world problem of the day!
wombatrpgs
alagoez wrote:
i am reading "faust" from goethe, right now, i have to say its a little bit boring but i have to read it for school (german lesson in austria)

Well, that sounds like an interesting way to learn, anyway.
medesignz
I need a list of web design blogs to become my inspiration... can you help?
welshsteve
I am currently reading "Big Bad Wolf" by James Patterson, which is one of the Alex Cross series. Excellent book.
wombatrpgs
medesignz wrote:
I need a list of web design blogs to become my inspiration... can you help?

Ha, does that count as literature?
Josso
mukesh
this time I am reading Dracula. I watched movie. Laughing
adri
"Practical Chess Lessons 2 - General moves for opening, mid and end of a game." (freely translated to english, the real name is "Praktische schaaklessen 2 Algemene wenken voor opening, middenspel en eindspel".

I'm also reading "The Fellowship of the Ring" from Tolkien and 6 other books for school. :p


adri
wombatrpgs
adri wrote:

I'm also reading "The Fellowship of the Ring" from Tolkien and 6 other books for school. :p

Six other books? That sounds like a lot to read at once. ...Lord of the Rings remains a neat read though, hope you enjoy it.

I've been reading Anna Karenina, but now that it's been casually spoiled, not sure how much I'll keep reading. It's interesting enough where I still might finish though.
asnani04
I am currently reading jack canfield's "The Success Principles"- a hugely motivational book that is truly inspiring..read it to find out about how to get success in personal and professional lives...truly one of the best books ever written on the subject..
wombatrpgs
asnani04 wrote:
I am currently reading jack canfield's "The Success Principles"- a hugely motivational book that is truly inspiring..read it to find out about how to get success in personal and professional lives...truly one of the best books ever written on the subject..

...What other books have you read on the subject?
Insanity
I am currently reading through the Game of Thrones series (actually A Song of Ice and Fire series). It is fantastic. I just went through them when I was at school, and it has taken so many hours of my life.
Blummer
I've brought some books about weapons, researching some stuff. Quite extensive look into history of weaponry.
cnitolo
Narnia, very good!
wombatrpgs
cnitolo wrote:
Narnia, very good!

I've always wanted to reread some of these books after reading them in my childhood. Is this your first time through the series?
Tuvitor
The Internet. Actually I'm between books.
Radar
Need to get back to Game of Thrones.

So very hard to find the first one actually on the shelf in libraries.
Tuvitor
Richard Dawkins - "The God Delusion"
Vanilla
I'm reading "Guia politicamente incorreto da América Latina", which roughly translates as "Politically incorrect guide of Latin America". It's a book to deconstruct those myths a lot of people belive like "Che Guevara was fighting for freadom" and "spanish conquistadors massacred all the Incas". It's a beautiful book for those who like History or just want to know more about how things get to the point they are now in Latin America. Very Happy
cnitolo
Still reading Narnia.
deanhills
Vanilla wrote:
I'm reading "Guia politicamente incorreto da América Latina", which roughly translates as "Politically incorrect guide of Latin America". It's a book to deconstruct those myths a lot of people belive like "Che Guevara was fighting for freadom" and "spanish conquistadors massacred all the Incas". It's a beautiful book for those who like History or just want to know more about how things get to the point they are now in Latin America. Very Happy
Do you think it is a book that could have potential for being censored as I'd imagine some of the politicians won't like it very much? There are always some unhappy people when history is corrected/rewritten.
Vanilla
deanhills wrote:
Vanilla wrote:
I'm reading "Guia politicamente incorreto da América Latina", which roughly translates as "Politically incorrect guide of Latin America". It's a book to deconstruct those myths a lot of people belive like "Che Guevara was fighting for freadom" and "spanish conquistadors massacred all the Incas". It's a beautiful book for those who like History or just want to know more about how things get to the point they are now in Latin America. Very Happy
Do you think it is a book that could have potential for being censored as I'd imagine some of the politicians won't like it very much? There are always some unhappy people when history is corrected/rewritten.


Oh, A LOT of people is very angry at both books. Here in Latin America we have something called "alley dog syndrome". It's something some people use to explain how latin americans feel about themselves. They are like "my people's life is miserable so let us hate on those who obtained success". Usually, this people still believe that all latin americans are miserable and that our history was made by abusive foreign figures and that EVERYTHING wrong in their countries was caused by those foreign leaders... So yeah, they tend to believe that Che Guevara was a saint and Simón Bolivar was a god. I'm really happy that here in Brazil we don't need our government to approve everything that we read. I can't say the same about Cuba, Bolívia or Venezuela...
deanhills
Vanilla wrote:
So yeah, they tend to believe that Che Guevara was a saint and Simón Bolivar was a god. I'm really happy that here in Brazil we don't need our government to approve everything that we read. I can't say the same about Cuba, Bolívia or Venezuela...
Quite interesting how many people from outside South and Latin America revere Che Guevara as some kind of Saint. When they know little or nothing about him. They are probably in need of reading the book as well. I'm very happy to hear you have freedom of expression in Brazil. Smile
Vanilla
deanhills wrote:
Quite interesting how many people from outside South and Latin America revere Che Guevara as some kind of Saint. When they know little or nothing about him. They are probably in need of reading the book as well. I'm very happy to hear you have freedom of expression in Brazil. Smile


I'm not a communism fan. But a lot of people believe that this is the only way for us to achieve equality. They think Che was fighting for this cause. Sadly, he was just a despotic murderer, though a very photogenic one...



When I was born ('84, long long time ago), my country wasn't 100% free of dictators. But I'm proud because I saw the change through the years and my country is now free. I saw people choosing the way they wanted their country to be administered. And they chose to have presidents. I hope the other Latin American countries have the same chance one day. Very Happy
Hello_World
Quote:
Here in Latin America we have something called "alley dog syndrome".


How odd. Here we have something called 'tall poppy syndrome' which is very similar, imagine a field of poppies and some stick out, the good ones, we want to 'cut them down to size'. Anyone who gets too popular (or rich) we start to hate on them. It isn't because we are miserable though.

We in Australia don't really like anyone who thinks they are better than others, and if they get too popular we assume they think that unless they are really publically humble. At the first hint of arrogance we make sure they know they are no better then every else. Sometimes we just do it anyway.

I think you can see this culture reflected in most Australians who have made it in Hollywood. Or, at least, their marketing people make sure we see loads of clips of people saying how down to earth they are.

Vanilla I think it is undeniable that a lot of Latin America's woes were caused by people outside Latin America.


Anyway, I am reading George Orwell, The Road to Wiggan Pier. I know why it is one of his less well know books, but it is fascinating so far. Never had such a visual picture of coal mining. I love his work, his style, and his point of view.
Tuvitor
Still reading The God Delusion by Dawkins, but I'm digging into Slaughterhouse V by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Very good book. Damn good book.
wombatrpgs
Tuvitor wrote:
Still reading The God Delusion by Dawkins, but I'm digging into Slaughterhouse V by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Very good book. Damn good book.

Slaugherhouse Five is worth a read for anyone. I think it's my most-read book. (I own a pocket-sized copy)
Vanilla
Hello_World wrote:
How odd. Here we have something called 'tall poppy syndrome' which is very similar, imagine a field of poppies and some stick out, the good ones, we want to 'cut them down to size'. Anyone who gets too popular (or rich) we start to hate on them. It isn't because we are miserable though.


Curious! I thought only underdeveloped countries thought like that! I want to study in your country (huge cattle facilities Very Happy), it's fantastic to know more about it.

Hello_World wrote:
We in Australia don't really like anyone who thinks they are better than others, and if they get too popular we assume they think that unless they are really publically humble. At the first hint of arrogance we make sure they know they are no better then every else. Sometimes we just do it anyway.

I think you can see this culture reflected in most Australians who have made it in Hollywood. Or, at least, their marketing people make sure we see loads of clips of people saying how down to earth they are.


I never stopped to think about that, and it is true. I'm a big fan of some Australians, and they're all very humble (or as least they appear to be) and low profile.

Hello_World wrote:
Vanilla I think it is undeniable that a lot of Latin America's woes were caused by people outside Latin America.


It is true, indeed. But not everything. I think that the worst things were caused by the Latin Americans themselves. They like to blame on the foreigners because it's easier than to acknowledge their own failures. Here in Brazil this feeling is not as strong as in other countries, but some people really think that the rich countries are the devil haha!

Oh, and I have finished the book! I felt so disgusted in some chapters (the one about Che, the one about Simón Bolívar) but I still recommend this book to everyone who wants to know more about Latin America. The chapter about Salvador Allende made me laugh really hard. It is almost like we don't want to develop and want to keep blaming the rich countries. Poor Latin America hahaha!
cnitolo
i´ll to start with the Julio Verne - 2000 Leagues Under the Sea, this book was indicated to my son (10 years) at the school and i´ll to enjoy it. Because i still didn´t read this book.
wombatrpgs
cnitolo wrote:
i´ll to start with the Julio Verne - 2000 Leagues Under the Sea, this book was indicated to my son (10 years) at the school and i´ll to enjoy it. Because i still didn´t read this book.

Yeah, that one shows up a lot on the must-read lists of older books. I've yet to get to it myself though.
Tuvitor
I started Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot a few days ago... the God Delusion's kind of on pause. It's kind of a dry read, and I can't say I agree with his positions. I'm too much a wishy-washy agnostic type I guess. Smile
mgeek
I got a hold of a comic book from one local artist called "Pugad Baboy". I am enjoying it now.
fuzzkaizer
Umberto Eco: History of Beauty
wombatrpgs
fuzzkaizer wrote:
Umberto Eco: History of Beauty

I've been meaning to read Eco for a while. How is this as a first work?
Tuvitor
Last book I read was Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan... well most of it. I kind of got distracted by MMO's and haven't gotten back to finish it in a while.

Next in the queue: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.
wombatrpgs
Tuvitor wrote:


Next in the queue: Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.

I got halfway through that and then forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!
TheLimey
I am currently reading "The know-it all" It is written by A J Jacobs who has the most unique ideas for books. I thoroughly enjoyed "living biblically" by him in which he lived the Bible As close as possible for a year. Including stoning people, wearing non-mixed fiber clothing, praying, everything. Hilarious look at it (warning it is not a religious book at all, AJ jacobs is an atheist and really did it as a mockery and to sell a load of books). In the know it all he is reading the entire Britannica series and writing a book about how it is going, He mostly talks about how he remembers all the useless random stuff so at parties always bringing up random facts such as "Luxembourg is really the highest alcohol consuming country when most think it is Ireland".... good stuff
mgeek
I am going through "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.
deanhills
mgeek wrote:
I am going through "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.
Wow, that is heavy reading. I haven't read Camus in ages. Probably should check it out again one of these days.
wombatrpgs
mgeek wrote:
I am going through "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.

That's actually a really good book, and not at all inaccessible. I need to reread sometime.
medesignz
I bought my dad Crime and Punishment for his birthday... The look on his face was brilliant :TWISTED:
chartcentral
Currently reading Morpheus Road: The Black, the second book of a trilogy by D.J. MacHale. Smile
catscratches
I am currently rereading Lolita, as it's one of my favorites.
memno
AND THE HIPPOS WERE BOILED IN THEIR TANKS by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.

first published in 2008; their very early work in which they switch off in chapters of life in 1944 New York.
you almost immediately get the different writing styles of the two authors. VERY recommended.
Josso


Rereading
crystalkey
Currently reading this thread. I need to get out more and get some sun ... Laughing
samanyolu077
I am currently reading Sioned Davies' translation of the Mabinogion. I have known of it for some time as a friend mentioned that she was interested in it a year ago or so, and as I read other cultural mythologies last year, such as the Prose Edda and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, I thought I might see how the Mabinogion fared. So far I am finding it quite enjoyable, although evidently the emphasis was long ago on the oral relation of the stories . Davies does say in her introduction that she aimed to reflect this in the written translation - so some of it comes across as repetitive, but of course this made it easier to remember for storytellers. The stories themselves are definitely worth a read - or a listen.
mazito
i use to read several books at a time, readin one chapter at time to get not so lose.

now i am reading "Acercar de Minerva" by Ruy Pérez Tamayo, is about a scientics, Mothod, Investigator, And a vision of Mexican Science

i am also reading a book by Haruki Murakami about running

Another About NIel Bohr Life and research

Another about Math concepction of the world

another about Development of Math
wombatrpgs
mazito wrote:

i am also reading a book by Haruki Murakami about runningh

I've been meaning to read this author for a while. How is the book?
medesignz
Its a book called Persuasion Smile You should try it Wink
Radar
Finally made it back to Game of Thrones.
johannespilz
several books at a time. right now: ann rand - the fountainhead. a book which is quiet old. from the 40 but still has lots of wisdom in it. only peety, its 800 pages long so i am reading it since a while Smile (its about two young architects who approach life after university in different ways, should show you how good it is to be independet, follow your own intents etc..
MisterParker
A book called The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebea, its about people starting up successful business based on their interests and not having to work a typical 9-5
mazito
"What i Talk whwn i talk about running" by Haruki Murakami

this one among other about science
wombatrpgs
Just finished a collection of Sartre short stories, enjoyed them a lot more than I thought I would. He's a much better fiction writer than essayist.
medesignz
I've had to restart my blog due to a wordpress update completely hacking it apart... So I dont have time to read... But I do keep my eye on these forums... Great place to take some time off and join the conversation
wombatrpgs
medesignz wrote:
I've had to restart my blog due to a wordpress update completely hacking it apart... So I dont have time to read... But I do keep my eye on these forums... Great place to take some time off and join the conversation

That kind of sucks... did you at least have backups?
medesignz
wombatrpgs wrote:
That kind of sucks... did you at least have backups?
I had back ups that seemed to stop in March... Dont know why... BUT I am looking at this as a new beginning... MEANING, I can go over what I said before haha
ShannonHBC
Paulo Coelho: Zahir

Great book.
catscratches
Michael Davidson's The World, The Flesh and Myself

The first few chapters are interesting halfway through but then become just a list of names and relations. It catches on a few chapters in, though, and becomes quite engrossing.
wombatrpgs
medesignz wrote:
wombatrpgs wrote:
That kind of sucks... did you at least have backups?
I had back ups that seemed to stop in March... Dont know why... BUT I am looking at this as a new beginning... MEANING, I can go over what I said before haha

Haha, just make sure the regular backups resume then.
kmr_mukund
just i have finished the book "three mistake of my life" which is written by chetan bhagat.he is an author of five best selling novel."three mistake of my life"is one of them book.
mgeek
I am reading a collection of essays by Jean Paul Sartre
johannespilz
ane rand - the fountainhead.


anyone else made it through those 800 pages? its a brick but so worth reading it. its a classic and lately i even saw quotes of it in an exhibition in a contemporary art museum.

its about two young architects who approach their life in different ways. it tells u so much about life, goals, economy, ideals, and that u should stick to yourself.

i keep on reading, i keep enjoying it.


try it!
medesignz
I think forums are on the rise again... so I am mainly reading them.
Tuvitor
Been reading a lot of articles, wikipedia entries, forums, and reddit threads the last few weeks...
darthrevan
The main books I like to read are Star Wars books, I am a fan of Star wars. If I see a book at Walmart that is star wars that I see I may like, I will get it and read it. The last book I read, besides the Bible, was Star Wars: The Old republic: Revan(Favorite character) and before that was Star Wars: The old republic: Deceived. Both books were great, if you like these kinds of books like I do.

They have just announced, maybe a day or two ago, that there is a new book, about Obi-wan; time frame after Episode 3. Which I may end up getting, though I am not a big fan of Obi, but I wonder what happens between Episode 3 and Episode 4.
asnani04
I read "the Innocent" by David Baldacci. It is a great work, like his other novels, with thrilling sequences and great action and wonderful plotting. The protagonist, Will Robie (an assassin) has been beautifully engineered and the various incidences are well crafted. The book is unputdownable, and matches Dan Brown (maybe slightly better) in its research and narrative. It was highly engaging, and a good way to relax oneself after a tiring week. Very Happy
ShannonHBC
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Josso
The four space odyssey books by Arthur C. Clarke then probably the new Iain Banks novel Hydrogen Sonata
wombatrpgs
ShannonHBC wrote:
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

This is a classic. How're you enjoying it?
hw3patch
Recently, I read The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells and The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. I can hardly express how excellent I found those books. Perhaps if I was as great a writer as him, I would be able to express it. Currently, my reading of The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells is in progress.
mgeek
Right now I am about to finish Tolkien's The Hobbit.
medesignz
Search Engine Watch... its a blog, its about SEO... AWESOME
codersfriend
Jurassic park by Michael Crichton
bennybumkins
Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson

I just finished Ready Player One - Ernest Cline.

What a read would highly recomend to fans of fantasy/retro/gaming/80's who are a bit geeky.
wombatrpgs
bennybumkins wrote:
Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson

I just finished Ready Player One - Ernest Cline.

What a read would highly recomend to fans of fantasy/retro/gaming/80's who are a bit geeky.


Ha, that almost seems like a genre unto its own.
mgeek
Paulo Coelho's The Fifth Mountain
dude_xyx
The Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind. I thought this is the last book but I was wrong. lol
wombatrpgs
dude_xyx wrote:
The Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind. I thought this is the last book but I was wrong. lol

The rule of fantasy series is that there is no last book.
codegeek
"Palpasa Cafe". It's an awesome book which highlights the life of two people during the Maoist revolution phase in Nepal.
wombatrpgs
codegeek wrote:
"Palpasa Cafe". It's an awesome book which highlights the life of two people during the Maoist revolution phase in Nepal.

Hm, almost sounds like it could be non-fiction.
mgeek
I am rereading the Lord of the Rings. I read it some 10 years ago.
manverupl
Currently I ended reading Witchfinder by William Hussey, and waiting for next part of book. Meanwhile I'm reading Orcslayer from Gotrek&Felix Books Series, by Nathan Long. It's one of the warhammer books.
wombatrpgs
manverupl wrote:
Currently I ended reading Witchfinder by William Hussey, and waiting for next part of book. Meanwhile I'm reading Orcslayer from Gotrek&Felix Books Series, by Nathan Long. It's one of the warhammer books.

Ah, do you read only fantasy?
Possum
Wow you guys read interesting Books.. Collapse by Jared Diamond is a good read...


I just read Bloodlands.. Not for the faint hearted..
asnani04
I am currently reading David Baldacci's great crime novel, "True Blue". Published in 2011, this book is one of the author's finest works and the plot is building up steadily for a grand climax. I suggest others to read it too, who have a taste for the genre. Smile
doublekk
I have just started to read 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' by Stephen Chobsky, mainly because I liked the movie so much.
And so far, the book is even better than the movie!!
asnani04
I'm currently reading David Baldacci's "True Blue". It portrays the struggle of a "once-convicted" cop Mace Perry to come back into the Blues through some gruesome work that she embarks on, to find the criminal of a strange string of events. But slowly, she discovers that the story has some unwanted political twists also, and she and her friend, Roy Kingman, are caught in them. Laughing
jsk02a
I just finished reading the 5th book in the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series. It's amazing, much more amazing than the HBO series. I highly recommend it.

So, right now I am not reading anything, but I am anxiously awaiting news of the 6th book.
testsoc
Warhammer 40,000: Horus Heresy series. Pretty decent, if a little repetitive.
onebadpenny
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte.

I tend to stay away from books that can't decide which genre they should be so they hit them all, and at first glance it looked like this might be one of those. But no, it just decided it needed to do some gene jumping in order to be a superb read so it jumped. And the decision was the right one. I'm loving this book. The descriptions of Prague are fantastic and the plot is entirely unpredictable and completely unexpected. No formula writing here. A wonderful mystery, among other things.
And no, I didn't intend to write a book review, lol. wow, sorry
wombatrpgs
jsk02a wrote:
I just finished reading the 5th book in the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series. It's amazing, much more amazing than the HBO series. I highly recommend it.

So, right now I am not reading anything, but I am anxiously awaiting news of the 6th book.

Well I guess as the series is an adaptation of the book, that makes sense.
codegeek
I am reading "Thinking in C++, Volume 1". I think it's an awesome book to learn C++ programming. Looking forward to volume 2.
wombatrpgs
Just finished Catch-22 again, forgot how much I loved that book.
catscratches
I'm reading Tove Jansson's short story collection Resa med lätt baggage (I can't find what it's called in English). I really love her short stories (previously read Dockskåpet).

Also halfway through Rousseau's On the Origin of Inequality and really curious to see where's he's going with it.
GuidanceReader
Currently I am reading the third book in Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, Blood of the Fold.

I am also re-reading what I've written in the novel that I am writing - does that count?
mgeek
A book called "Christanity's Dangerous Memory"
medesignz
My buddy is currently writing a book and he has asked me to check it over and be the editor on it... So thats all I'm really reading at the moment... Is that cheating? Smile
Ankhanu
I haven't been making a lot of time for reading lately, but I have four books on the go:

Anathem - Neal Stephenson

I've been "reading" this for about a year, but haven't picked it up in about 10 months… I'm not that far into it, so I may as well stop saying I'm reading it and start over later Razz

The Confusion - Neal Stephenson (book 2 of the Baroque Cycle)

Sadly, I've been reading this book for well over a year and am only about 2/3 through it. It also took me a long time to read the first book, Quicksilver. I'm having an odd relationship with the Baroque Cycle; I rather enjoy it, and I enjoy Stephenson's style, but I don't find it entirely engaging. I'll go through periods where I read voraciously (insofar as you can read Stephenson's work voraciously; you miss details if you're too quick) separated by months of not reading it at all. At least I can generally remember what I'd read before and just pick up from where I'd left off, or I'd be screwed Wink

To Sift Through Bitter Ashes - David Wilson (Book 1 of the Grails Covenant)

I've read this before, but, way back in high school, and I'd never read the other two in the trilogy. I want to read books 2&3, so I'm rereading book 1 and am nearly half way through.
It's a vampire book, based on the White Wolf game Vampire: the Dark Ages. I've had an itch for vampire stories for a while, and the White Wolf Old World of Darkness version of vampires is my favourite. It's filling a void somewhat.

Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman - Richard Feynman

Somewhat playful autobiography of the late, great Richard Feynman. As irreverent and brilliant as he was in life.

In the period I've been reading the two Neal Stephenson books, I've read the whole Harry Potter series, a couple Star Wars novels and graphic novel series, and a few other graphic novels… maybe I should buckle down and finish those books Razz
Nyasro
I am reading my own literature nepali poems from www.dubulki.com
raaeft1
I am reading The Secret and a Mills and Boon romance novel Terms of Engagement by Ann Major.

The Secret I intend to re-read many times so that I can imbibe the ``messages.'
wombatrpgs
Just finished rereading Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut. Forgot what a good book this was.
chartcentral
Currently reading Book 3 of the Morpheus Road series, The Blood, by DJ MacHale. Smile
Nyasro
i am reading frihost forum posts
wombatrpgs
Ankhanu wrote:
I haven't been making a lot of time for reading lately, but I have four books on the go:
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman - Richard Feynman

Somewhat playful autobiography of the late, great Richard Feynman. As irreverent and brilliant as he was in life.

Ahh I remember this one, probably my favorite autobiography.
codersfriend
right now I'm reading the works of HP Lovecraft. very weird but cool
Nyasro
I am not reading anything this time. Haven't got chance to read at all.
medesignz
At the moment I am reading the titles of the books on my bookshelf... But am inspired by nothing... What is a good funny book?!
Blummer
Now I read a book, called Diary of a London Call Girl. It's a well known book, also made into TV series. So it's about a call girl and a bit funny, but really bitter one. As a male person, I'm trying not to have too much fun reading it and look from the other side, trying to understand it the way it was written, depicting the issues of a call girl's daily life.
masterekat
I have several books on my current reading list. I can never seem to stick with one book! Confused

Game of Thrones Book 1
Pendragon Series Book 2
The Twelve
Women Who Run with the Wolves
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him
How to Say No without Feeling Guilty
The Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life
codegeek
I have started reading the Game of Thrones series. I haven't even finished the first book yet, but I really love what I've read so far. Very Happy
asnani04
Princeton Review's TOEFL guide. Preparing for TOEFL to be held on 16th August.
chartcentral
Just finished reading SYLO by DJ MacHale, first book in a trilogy. It was written by the same guy who wrote the Pendragon adventure and Morpheus Road series. Smile
medesignz
SitePoint Blog is my currently source of everything to read. I should really get a tablet to be honest, I may be able to start reading actual books.
johans
i am reading about super typhoon here in the Philippines at local news channel.
lawrencelombardi
I am currently reading American Gods. This is a fantastic concept and it is living up to expectations so far. Here is a link to the amazon page for it: http://www.amazon.com/American-Gods-Neil-Gaiman/dp/0380789035. Well worth a look if you like strange and unusual books.
medesignz
I really should start reading more, but I am distracted all of the time. Anyone have any tips?
chartcentral
Just finished reading the 27th (The Secret of Skull Mountain) and 28th (The Sign of the Crooked Arrow) Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon. Smile
medesignz
chartcentral wrote:
Just finished reading the 27th (The Secret of Skull Mountain) and 28th (The Sign of the Crooked Arrow) Hardy Boys books by Franklin W. Dixon. Smile
Are these books or eBooks that you all are talking about?
Blummer
I have now this book titled Life After Life.

It's quite interesting, dealing with the themes of resurrection and each of those resurrections is an iteration on the last and it does affect the events around.
codegeek
I'm going through a book about idioms in the English language. It's got really interesting historical accounts of various figures of speech, and is a pleasure to read. Idioms are fantastic aspects of the English language, and I think everyone should take some time to appreciate them as such.
aayushsrivastava14
The Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Caily
I'm actually reading four books at the moment:

- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen -- I think no introduction is needed here Smile I'm rereading it for the fourth time, I think.

- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte -- I'm rereading this one as well.

- Don't Know Jack by Diane Capri -- I got this book as part of a deal on Amazon Kindle (12 mystery/thrillers for only $0.99, it's called 'Deadly Dozen'). It's about two FBI Agents searching for Jack Reacher. I'm enjoying it so far. I liked this quote from the book:

She said, "Did you know that a hummingbird consumes more than four times its weight in food every day?"
"What?"
"Try and keep up, okay? We tiny Asian women eat like birds."


- And the last book I'm currently reading: Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel. I've heard a lot of positive things about the diet recommendations suggested in this book. Some things it describes are quite contrary to what I've been told from early childhood, but somehow they sound very plausible. For example, the author says that teeth can remineralize themselves when we eat a proper diet, just like other tissues in our body, including bones. This seems very logical to me, and a lot of people who tried this diet say that they actually had cavities heal themselves (and they have x-rays to confirm these results). I don't really know what to think of it all yet, but I'm planning to try this diet for myself and see if it works.
pravojednostavno
The pelican brief by John Grisham
chartcentral
Just read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Currently reading The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost.
chartcentral
Currently reading Book 2 of The Paladin Prophecy, Alliance, by Mark Frost. Smile
Pippo90
American Gods by Neil Gaiman. A great story so far (3/4 of the book).
Gregoric
Storming Hitler's Rhine written by William B. Breuer. A book for those who are interested in history. A WW2 documentary on allied assault during February and March 1945 and preceeding preparations.
pravojednostavno
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
chartcentral
Just read Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock, the seventh book of The Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo. And I'm currently reading the eighth book, Charlie Bone and the Red Knight. Smile
Nyasro
I want to read any books that's recommended by my friends
gluzy
The first tome of Game Of Thrones ! Very Happy
Deline
I am currently reading three books: Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy - the second one, the new book about Bridget Jones, and a brazilian book about a swindler who lived in the old republic, called "O Homem do Cavalo Branco ("The man with the white horse", I think).
Iceaxe0410
I've decided to give the Harry Potter books a try, so I'm starting on book one. I've seen the films already, so I have a general idea how the books go. I'm just curious to see how much different or how much more content the books have compared to the films.
Nyasro
don't have anything to read
Iceaxe0410
The book I'm reading now is "Prey" by Michael Crichton. I really like the way the book is heading. It's definitely interesting. I think it would make a pretty good movie...although I have to say that most Michael Crichton book to movie adaptations have not been very good. It's just too bad they can't do his books justice sometimes. Such a shame that he is no longer around. I really like his work.
miso
I've been reading a fantasy series called the Second Apocalypse by R. Scott Bakker. It's an excellent story of a Holy War based on the first crusade, with some philosophy and commentary about neuroscience thrown in there. The Darkness That Comes Before is the first book of which. Highly recommended.
ganni
I'm currently reading "Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies"
by Jared Diamond.
It's a history book and I love reading it. I'm only 15% percent done. I never really liked history as a subject before. and this time because of this book, i'm totally into it. Jared Diamond makes history so interesting that I'm totally hooked.

I'd recommend it to everyone. It is great source of knowledge on human history.
catscratches
Just finished reading the collected screenplays of Andrei Tarkovsky (although it is missing Andrei Rublev). Very interesting for someone who considers Tarkovsky their favorite director. Now I've started on a collection of short stories by Dostoevsky.
pravojednostavno
I'm currently reading What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People - very interesting.
Blummer
Reading the Silkworm (2014) by J.K. Rowling aka Robert Galbraith
william
I'm reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I'm not too far in, but it's pretty decent thus far. I imagine people who are familiar with the 80s references would enjoy it a lot more than me (I can only pick up on the video game references).

I'm also reading The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas. Definitely a must read, so far. I hope to be done with it this month (assuming I ever find the time -_-).
Blummer
I'm currently busy with The Ocean at the End of the Lane, last years' novel by Neil Gaiman.
SpaceInvader75
1. A people's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn

2. Kingdom of Fear, by Hunter S. Thompson
Blummer
Busy now with some The Lays of Beleriand, being the third book in The History of Middle-earth series.
Blummer
Been busy with King's Dark Tower series. Now reading the third book.
Insanity
Stephen King has some great stuff. I really like the Running Man, and some of his less scary stuff though.
Blummer
Insanity wrote:
Stephen King has some great stuff. I really like the Running Man, and some of his less scary stuff though.


Yes. He's a pro in writing scary stuff, but he's also very prominent master of writing philosophical works. Currently reading the third book in Dark tower series, Wastelands. It gets more and more interesting with each volume.
spinout
Sell by Fredrik Eklund.
amagard
Ken Follett: Winter of the World ( German edition )
jajarvin
amagard wrote:
Ken Follett: Winter of the World ( German edition )

Same writer, different book:
    Der Mann aus ST. Petersburg
Blummer
Currently busy with Brave new World by Aldous Huxley. Smile Reading it for the first time ever.
TheGremlyn
I'm currently reading a series I'm just going to call the Anita Blake series. She has been called the vampire hunter or vampire executioner. I read one of these books years ago called Cerulean Sin. Very sexy book that kind of made me blush and giggle like an immature little girl. I'd recently downloaded the ebook and read it again to refresh my memory. That's when I clued in it was actually a series. I looked on the Kobo store and found all the rest. I've been working my way through them now. I finished 1 and 2 and I think i'm on 3... or am I on 4? I can't be that far. They're not long books either.

It's my understanding the earlier books focus more on her career, her personal non-sexy relationships, etc. Books later in the series start to get sexy. I think the author sort of tried to avoid really describing overly sexual scenes and rather started things with a caress or a kiss and then broke off and left the reader to image what happened. I'm not sure what changed but then the author did depict the scenes and she did not hold back at all!

My only critique is that there is usually too much doing on. She is called an animator (she brings dead people back to life for a time before returning them to their grave). She also is on retainer for a special task for that investigates preternatural crimes. On top of that she has her own crazy personal stuff going on which is her involvement with the Master of the City, a vampire that rules over other vampires in a specific region.

So she seems to start off in her office and she's talking to a client. From there she usually gets called out to a crime scene. Then she gets tangled up in having to deal with the Master of the City who has placed 2 of the 4 marks that bind her as his human servant.

So with 3 things going on... the story is pretty damn busy and I wonder how Anita doesn't throw up the white flag. I feel like she hardly gets any sleep during these events and she doesn't really eat well and she takes quite the beating as well and always ends up with some injuries. How hasn't she just died from exhaustion?

Well... that's all I have to say about it. I'll continue to read these books just because I want to know what happens with all these characters and to understand how she goes from the Anita Blake I'm reading here that's just starting out to the one I read about in Cerulean Sin.
Blummer
I currently read The Summer We Read Gatsby, by Danielle Ganek. Quite a funny story (in my view) about two sisters meeting at their aunt house - they've been estranged for years.
jajarvin
Now something very interesting:

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer

    Contents

    1 Content and themes
    1.1 Book One: The Rise of Adolf Hitler
    1.2 Book Two: Triumph and Consolidation
    1.3 Book Three: The Road to War
    1.4 Book Four: War: Early Victories and the Turning Point
    1.5 Book Five: Beginning of the End
    1.6 Book Six: The Fall of the Third Reich


Blummer
Currently quite busy with reading Into The Wild. Of course, it's non-fiction. However, I like the way the events are described in the book. Really worth checking, not to mention the film.
Insanity
I'm reading the Martian, which was recently converted into a great movie if anyone is interested in watching it. It's very detailed book and it talks a lot of about the different scientific procedures used in order to problem solve on mars. It's great because it shows you the different aspects of the science behind what people do in space to fix things and not just rely on magic or deus ex machina to solve everything.
amagard
Finished:

Reading at the moment ( because I have been in the city of Trier recently ):

Reading next:
Blummer
A book I'm currently busy with - The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice (1878), by Wilkie Collins.
spinout
fredrik eklund- sale!
Insanity
I am currently reading a Game of Thrones because I liked the show so much. It's really good read and definitely is as good as or better than the show. Maybe not better than the show, but it's pretty close. I think they did a really good job with the show, but the book is great too. I just wonder how the author (George RR Martin) can take so long with the book when he realizes how crazy his fans are and how big the franchise has gotten. Pretty soon the show will eclipse the book, and then the dynamic between people who have read the book and people who haven't but are watching the show will have changed dramatically.
alex96stefan
I am reading an old book from New York institute of Photography. It has a lot of tutorials.
jajarvin
Dashiell Hammett: The Thin Man
Blummer
Currently I'm into some modern russian fiction, particularly reading Metro 2033 by Dmitry Glukhovsky. A breathtaking post-apocalyptic journey into the underground.
Croustibattes
The Nox
Blummer
Going on with the Metro series, now reading Metro 2034. (It is unfortunately an unofficial English translation, no official book has been published so far).
jajarvin
Ernest Hemingway: The First Forty-nine Stories
jajarvin
Finest Years: Churchill as Warlord, 1940-45
Max Hastings
HarperPress, pp.576


jajarvin
The Petrograd Consignment by Owen Sela

A story that tells about a trip from Zurich to Petrograd.
One of the passangers was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
Today he is better known as Lenin.
flaviocnn
I'm trying to read this beatiful but also big book written by Fëdor Dostoevskij
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