What are you reading?

Re: What are you reading?

Postby HemeGirl » August 17th, 2017, 7:34 pm

Psych Investigation Episodes by Kevin Weinberg, it's a self-published series originally from Wattpad before the author got banned from the website. :|
They're kind of like anime novels, lots of action, adventure and mystery, but steer clear if you can't handle death and gore. I was kind of surprised at first but death is a defining theme of the series.
It's really interesting because the main character is... different... :?
As crazy as it sounds it really is good, it's so weird at times and funny at others usually at the most inappropriate times.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Oly-RRR » May 29th, 2018, 10:37 pm

I was just about to have a panic attack thinking I somehow lost my Kindle...

I read 10 or so books since the year began (about equal proportion of fiction, non-fiction and heavily illustrated childrens books) and I'm currently in the middle of "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman but I'm having the same problem with it as with all Neil Gaiman books I tried so far (and by extension most recent Disney movies) - as soon as I can see where the story is heading I lose the motivation to keep following.

Out of the stuff I finished recently the most enjoyable/thought-provoking books were Sven Nordqvists Bilder (an album of his work with some brief commentary which really resonated with me as an illustrator) and "Mummy Why Have I Got Down's Syndrome" by Caroline Philps which is a bit dated but gives a pretty good insight into a life of a family with a learning disabled child in the 80s Britain. It's also one of those rare books written by actively religious people that don't sound off-putting to me as an agnostic.

I also need to set aside a regular chunk of time to read more, especially when it comes to physical copies of books/comics/etc, and do some bookshelf rearranging again and yet I'm here instead. :oops:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby joombo » August 28th, 2018, 2:18 pm

I just finished Oathbringer... god damn! I've just started The name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, I think I'm going to have to double back and do Mistborn at some point.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby GreenRaptorStudios » August 28th, 2018, 2:30 pm

I'm trying to get back to reading some more of my western comics, last I remember I was diving into Iron Fist and the Original TMNT Comics.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Valigarmander » September 9th, 2018, 12:34 am

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud. I already read Making Comics by the author a few years back, and wanted to check this one out too. I would highly recommend both books to anyone here who is working on their own comic.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby mitchellbravo » September 10th, 2018, 2:53 pm

The Vanishing American Outhouse, about the history of outdoor commodes.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Strelok_401 » September 27th, 2018, 9:15 am

Right now, I've been to taken by work to read something seriously ; I managed to check out a couple webcomics (which is what brought me here, by the way) but that's all, most of what I've read over the course of the last couple weeks looked like that because I want to change my job (right now, I'm a translator, but it's quite an unstable job in terms of finding work) and I'm "studying" for a new post in international real estate sales. So, I've read a lot about the adventures of the prices of Greek property, but... :mrgreen:

However, I finally got a level of Russian good enough to read books in that language, and I've ordered online a couple novels by Bulgakov ; I absolutely loved the movie adaptations and wanted to read the original material.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby ShaRose49 » October 11th, 2018, 2:49 pm

Lots of webcomics! Especially Space Boy right now.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby eishiya » October 24th, 2018, 6:59 pm

I'm in the middle of the Hot Zone by Richard Preston and it's hard to put down <3
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby The_Hankerchief » October 28th, 2018, 11:09 pm

The Grimnoir Chronicles, by Larry Correia, is really, really good. Best I can equate it to is Mistborn meets the X-Men in 1930's, Great Depression and Art Deco era, America. Very good read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Randumbz » October 29th, 2018, 7:48 pm

Hangman by Jack Heath. It’s about a cannibal who’s a consultant for the FBI. The man that he works for pays him with dead bodies. It’s more light hearted than you would expect
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Blue Dragon » November 20th, 2018, 2:30 pm

A while back I just finished Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami, and it was good...but man it was depressing (I mean, it ends hopeful...but I was ready for something light hearted.

So I moved to Howl's Moving Castle Diana Jones and it was very enjoyable. Having seen the animated film, it was nice to see the changes they made. I appreciated the choices of omission and changes in the film, since they made the book that more interesting. I went ahead and checked out Castle in the Air," and am enjoying it, too, though not as much as Howl. There's a third that she wrote in the world which is more of a sequel, so I plan to read it next :)

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby bobadventures » May 27th, 2019, 7:20 pm

Just finishing The Wind In the Willows. It's a delight, and if you haven't read it, you probably should. Also reading Economix by Michael Goodwin, an explanation of basic economic principles in graphic novel form.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Reiz16 » June 26th, 2019, 7:33 pm

I'm reading Pheobe and Her Unicorn, different Legend of Zeldas, and Garfield.

The 1st one's about a girl and her unicorn (also a webcomic, newspaper comic, and graphic novel), then a boy saving a princess from the land from an evil sorcerer (also a video game), and a fat, lazy cat (also I THINK a graphic novel).
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