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  1. What are you reading?

    #594872013-06-17 18:40:05 *Alex_ said:

    Because there seems to be "what are you listening to currently" thread, I wondered, why not make a thread about reading. :)
    What are your fav. books, writers, and why?

    I guess my favorite book of all time would have to be The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny, because he's one of the first writers I found while reading fantasy books, therefore, some stuff I ran into later seemed like child's stories compared to it.

    Currently, I'd have to say, I'm bit of a collector of Stephen King's books. His writing is addictive, so you kinda can't stop reading once you start , happened to me, book by book, and suddenly, I made an entire library consisting of King's books(and others ofc) :)

  2. #594932013-06-17 19:13:04Dio said:

    My Favorite book would be The Great Gatsby. Because Nick(The Narrator) Dose not Judge anyone he meets. It's the First time I've seen some thing like this in a character of the Jazz age.

  3. #594952013-06-17 19:44:37Lillith said:

    At the moment I love "Bones of Faerie". Its my third time reading it and it still is as good as the first time. The setting is in the future but because of the war between Humans and Faeries, it looks like the past. They have to grow their own food, they need to work and I don't think theres electricity anymore... all that fun stuff. Really good book.

  4. #594962013-06-17 19:51:47DarkChaplain said:

    I took the liberty to add " " (two spaces) at the end of your linebreaks. You'll have to insert those to actually make the linebreak work, as opposed to just pressing enter and going to the next line.

    I also added two paragraphs to the OP, to make it even more pleasing to read.

    I am currently reading Baneblade by Guy Haley and Wulfrik by C.L. Werner after having finished the rather excellent Headtaker by David Guymer, while I'm waiting for Ahriman: Exile by John French and Skarsnik by Guy Haley to arrive in about 8-10 days.

    I'm shuffling my current reading pile around as I see fit, depending on whether I'm in the mood for massive tank battles in a scifi setting or grim, character-based fantasy.

    Apart from that, I'm shaking things up listening to Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw's Mogworld and various short stories like Plague Priest by C.L. Werner, A Sanctuary of Wyrms by Peter Fehervari, Crucible by John French, Witness by Joe Parrino, The Memory of Flesh by Matthew Farrer and about a dozen others waiting to be tackled asap.

    Overwhelming yet?

  5. #594992013-06-17 20:00:20Alex_ said:

    @DarkChaplain Thanks 'bout that :) I'm still getting used to all of this! And just one question, how the hell do you manage to switch between so many books, ordinary person would get confused ?

  6. #595002013-06-17 20:06:23DarkChaplain said:

    Well, I guess that's one of the perks of the curse of multitasking. I sleep next to two books minimum, and decide on the fly which of them I wanna read at the time. It is actually quite easy to not lose track if only you're involved enough.

    The short stories I pick one at a time, usually, and finish 'em when I'm not interrupted by other things. They pile up a bit when I do get interrupted, though...

    I ain't an ordinary person.

  7. #595012013-06-17 20:08:23 *Alex_ said:

    Anyhow, these days was a huge books sale, so I bought 4 Dan Simmons books: - "Hyperion" , "The Fall of Hyperion" , " Red Hills" , and "The song of goddess Kali" He's a great writer, but can get confusing from time to time: It's like even he didn't know what he was talking about Hyperion's badass cover(still learning to link stuff)

  8. #595032013-06-17 20:16:07Alex_ said:

    @DarkChaplain "I ain't an ordinary person." It would be boring If you were ordinary! :) I can't multitask like that, but I'm quick at reading, so on average, I can read more books than an person I know could.

  9. #595042013-06-17 20:25:34 *Namida said:

    -Wizard and Glass by Stephen King, the 4th title of The Dark Tower series.

    -Slatewiper by Lewis Perdue, a thriller about ethnic bio-terrorism.

  10. #595052013-06-17 20:37:42Alex_ said:

    @Namida "-Wizard and Glass by Stephen King, the 4th title of The Dark Tower series." -I'm actually at the 7th book now, but I don't want to end it really, got attached to the characters so I kinda left the half of it unread so I can finish it this summer when I get psychically prepared for the end!

  11. #595062013-06-17 20:46:21kurodesu said:

    I am reading Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Jones, The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll, Miss Peregrines Home Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, and Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski.

  12. #595132013-06-17 21:19:52Maryam said:

    Currently reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I'm just starting so I'm unsure what the book is really about but so far, I've noticed the writing style is rather strange but likable. It's a rather popular book too but I still have no idea what it's about. I look forward to finishing it.

    I just finished The Fault in Our Stars by John Green after putting off reading it for so long. Very popular book as well. It was really good and I finished it in one sitting as well as sobbed several times.

  13. #595352013-06-18 02:12:44 *Truchie said:

    I am currently reading Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett and am on the second book in this omnibus. The author has great suspense in each book that makes me not put it down. I really am looking forward to finishing this book and reading more similar outstanding works.

    ps. @DarkChaplain suggested this book to me and I suggest it to everyone else as well!

  14. #595392013-06-18 02:26:21DarkChaplain said:

    Sequel trilogy, yo. Also comes with two short stories set between the novels. The third and seemingly final trilogy has the first novel and a prologue short story out as well. Oh, and there's another short story which I guess you'd be dying to read as well

  15. #595412013-06-18 02:32:59 *Penthus said:

    @Maryam I'm currently reading this one as well. I'd say Murakami's one of my favorite authors as of late. So far, I've only read five of his novels and a few short stories, but I have a feeling that that's going to change soon.

  16. #596182013-06-18 19:23:07Maryam said:


    Oh man, that's great! I'm farther in the book now and I really like it. Probably will turn out to be one of my favorites. I'd be happy to hear any suggestions you had for books by him or anyone really!

  17. #595462013-06-18 03:37:05Penthus said:

    @johan_5179 Really now? I guess it's a good thing I picked up this author. Lol Sorry about that, but it's not a book cover. It's just some fan art found on a Haruki Murakami blog I follow. I own the three volume edition of 1Q84.

  18. #595562013-06-18 05:33:23 *johan_5179 said:

    Currently Reading -

    The murder of Roger Ackroyd ( Agatha Christie)

    Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev)

    Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 2nd time reading)

    Ayn Rand Answers:The Best of her Q&A

    Best New Manga( from around the world. Weaboos can die. P.S. Check out Selina Dean's work)

    Essays and Short Stories of Haruki Murakami (collected from the internet).

    In the pipeline - Kafka on the Shore (Haruki Murakami), Goldfinger (Ian Fleming, the last one remaining !), Ulysses (James Joyce. I'll try this.), Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare) and The Duchess of Malfi (John Webster) for my course, Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte).

    Will read some day - The Great Gatsby, Life of Pi, etc.

    Recently finished - American Psycho, In the Miso Soup, A Clockwork Orange

    Favorite Books.

    -Atlas Shrugged

    -The Fountainhead

    -The Golden Boughs:A comparative study in Magic and Religion

    -The Age of Revolution

    -Crime and Punishment



    -Brave New World

    -The Bourne Supremacy (Best political thriller ever)

    -Catch 22

    -The Exorcist

    -A Clockwork Orange

    -Anything from P.G. Wodehouse, though I have a preference for the Psmith books

    -The Stand (just like OP, I have read a lot of stuff from Stephen King)(And good luck to @Namida with the series)

    There's more but this is all I can remember right now.

    Favorite Writer - James Joyce. So what if I could only read 35 pages of Finnegan's Wake after 2 months of note making. It was worth it. And I respect Joyce for his vision (which I'll make a thread about now, although I should have done that on June 16th probably). I mean, how can you not love a guy who can write things like - 'Hootch is for husbandman handling his hoe. Hohohoho, Mister Finn, you’re going to be Mister Finnagain! Comeday morm and, O, you’re vine! Sendday’s eve and, ah, you’re vinegar! Hahahaha, Mister Funn, you’re going to be fined again!'

  19. #595582013-06-18 05:49:57BakaPoon said:

    I'm actually reading Sword Art Online Light Novels, currently waiting for Book 12 "Alicization Rising". This Arc is definitely getting interesting!