What are you reading?

Re: What are you reading?

Postby The_Hankerchief » February 3rd, 2016, 1:50 am

I've gotten into the Troy Rising series, by John Ringo. The author was a huge fan of Schlock Universe (a webcomic by Howard Tayler) and did a trilogy based on the SU universe, based around human's first contact with aliens. Battleglobes, aliens getting drunk off of maple syrup, and humanity gets infected with a virus that kills all non-blond people (and causes blond girls to have heat cycles). There's something for everyone! It's a hilarious series.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Oly-RRR » February 3rd, 2016, 3:57 pm

Listening to Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell audio book. Quality stuff though I'm glad I tried the tv adaptation first, everyone somehow feels like more of an arsehole in the book.

Actually reading Blackstone's Police Operations Manual. It's... way more entertaining than I hoped it would be. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby JudyMcCoy » May 4th, 2016, 5:03 am

The Winter Ghosts by Kate Moss
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby maelstrom51210 » May 4th, 2016, 9:26 am

I started re-reading ye olde 'Redwall series by Brian Jacques. It feels good to be reminded of why I loved that series so much.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Randumbz » May 4th, 2016, 9:48 am

maelstrom51210 wrote:I started re-reading ye olde 'Redwall series by Brian Jacques. It feels good to be reminded of why I loved that series so much.

I loved that series too!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Ddraigeneth » May 7th, 2016, 11:06 pm

I found the entire Series of Unfortunate Events set at Half-Price Books, so I just started rereading those. I am so excited for the Netflix series. :3
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby The_Hankerchief » May 7th, 2016, 11:08 pm

Ddraigeneth wrote:I found the entire Series of Unfortunate Events set at Half-Price Books, so I just started rereading those. I am so excited for the Netflix series. :3

Hopefully they're better than the movie was. Also Lemony Snicket is a boss.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Ddraigeneth » May 16th, 2016, 9:32 am

The_Hankerchief wrote:Also Lemony Snicket is a boss.

I am okay with Patrick Warburton being Lemony Snicket.

I'm up to The Wide Window (number three). I like the pacing of young adult novels, they're easy to read over short intervals, like just a chapter or two before I go to bed.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Tacbot Unit-89 » August 10th, 2016, 4:12 pm

I'm currently reading through Grimscribe's Puppets (Anthology based on the works of Thomas Ligotti) Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Randumbz » August 10th, 2016, 11:50 pm

Ddraigeneth wrote:I found the entire Series of Unfortunate Events set at Half-Price Books, so I just started rereading those. I am so excited for the Netflix series. :3

There's going to be a Netflix series?! That's awesome!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby kyrtuck » August 23rd, 2016, 11:17 am

I started reading The Mortal Instruments series, just because I got the first three books from a yard sale :twisted:
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby The_Hankerchief » August 26th, 2016, 12:52 am

So, Discworld has already been mentioned. I'm three books in, and am in love.

Also, the Gentleman Bastard series, by Scott Lynch is really good.

Finally, we have the Codex Alera series, by Jim Butcher of the Dresden Files fame. The inspiration for this series cane from an internet chat board for authors, where someone posted that all the good ideas were taken, and nothing is original. Jim disagreed, and someone dared him to take a bad topic and write a story about it. Jim said he'd take two: he was promptly given "the lost Roman Legion" and "Pokémon". A six-book series was launched from that, and it was actually really good. Take that, Internet!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Oly-RRR » October 28th, 2016, 10:38 pm

This.
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Pretty good read, and I can chalk it up to writing research... A friend gave me this for my birthday this year and I've been going through it slowly to stretch it, almost finished.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby hestia.edwards » October 29th, 2016, 11:00 pm

Oly-RRR wrote:Listening to Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell audio book. Quality stuff though I'm glad I tried the tv adaptation first, everyone somehow feels like more of an arsehole in the book.
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I loved the audio book! I'm not even sure if Jim Dale's Harry Potter is as good. :? Is the mini series similar to the book?

For my current reading, I'm working on Cal Newport's "Deep Work", which talks about how uncommon it is to be able to focus on a task, versus the myth of multitasking. Some of the material also overlaps with Susan Cain's "Quiet".

There's also a book on adoption in Victorian America that I need to finish for research...
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Oly-RRR » October 30th, 2016, 8:14 pm

hestia.edwards wrote:I'm not even sure if Jim Dale's Harry Potter is as good. :?

It's hard for me to say, I listened to Stephen Fry's reading of Harry Potter. But yeees, I loved the mini series!

hestia.edwards wrote:For my current reading, I'm working on Cal Newport's "Deep Work", which talks about how uncommon it is to be able to focus on a task, versus the myth of multitasking.

Interesting... I know that multitasking is a bit of a bogus thing buuut it also depends on the terminology. I mean I'd rather be distracted by some audio/video in the background than stuff in my own head. I might need to look that book up!
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