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Offline jamboe89

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2014, 10:47:12 am »
I've been trying to read more recently. I have just read Unmastered by Katherine Angel, which I liked, a poignant part of which she describes a time in her life when she was pretty torn up about having had an abortion - and am well into Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson now, which I'm enjoying too, I've never read it before! I also came across my Don Juan book by Lord Byron, completely dog-eared up to just before the last canto, so I thought I might as well finish reading it all now (perhaps after Treasure Island). We're talking about at least 3 years I last read Don Juan! A great poem, definitely a pioneer of rhyme, which on the one hand seems quite rigid, yet on the other gives it excellent structure. I'm sure I read somewhere that Shelley said he thought it was one of the best poems he'd ever read, or at least the first cantos, since he died before Byron wrote the further cantos to it.

Threads like these are great because it brings together everybody's different tastes, and so is a great place for inspiration for what to read next.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2014, 04:26:46 am »
I just finished the last Heroes of Olympus book, Blood of Olympus. It was goooood, like, wow. Going back to Allegiant (Divergent series) now and then the follow-up/spin-off/in-between book Four (from what I can tell based on the cover it's Four's time in Dauntless before Tris, then the other parts take place in parallel to the rest of the series but through Four's eyes).
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2014, 01:18:59 pm »
I seem to be reading about 4-5 books at any given time. Now I am moving onto finish this book:

Dubber, M.D. (2002). Victims in the war on crime. The use and abuse of victims' rights. New York, NY: New York University Press.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2014, 09:19:38 pm »
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
This book ties in to the movie Argo - it was what they were making the movie of, and they had Jack Kirby doing the concept art for it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2014, 09:56:04 pm »
My Fantasy is having Two Men at once...

One Cooking, One Cleaning.  ;D 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2014, 06:14:22 am »
Yesterday I started The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2014, 10:18:16 am »
I am a huge Star Wars fan, so I am re-reading Star Wars: The Old Republic - Revan. Great book, based on great games :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2014, 10:20:52 am »
............ this post; silly !!!  What else could I ??




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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2014, 11:41:44 pm »
I just finished reading Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth, by Gitta Sereny. Oof -- it took me forever, but it was worth it. It's one of the best biographies I've ever read.

I needed something light after that, so now I'm re-reading one of the Hornblower books (C.S. Forester). Nice, uncomplicated fun with the British Navy.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2014, 10:48:20 am »
Jeez I've picked up and started at least 5 different books so far. The most recent one I've picked up is "The Sicilian" by Mario Puzo.
I'm into the second chapter now and so far it's pretty good.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2014, 01:27:35 pm »
I'm with GenTechJ... I'm also a fan of the "Divergent" series by Veronica Roth.  I read the trilogy ("Divergent", "Insurgent", and "Allegiant") in October and very much enjoyed them all.  I have not seen the movie though.

Yesterday I finished "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Foer.  I saw the movie some time ago, and I absolutely loved the movie... not so much the book.  Even though the book did fill in a few holes in the story that the movie failed to illuminate, I just found the narration, which jumped from charactor to charactor and back and forth through time, a bit too cumbersome.  Still, I don't regret reading it.

I'm presently reading 3 books (as I do).  I'm re-reading "Catch 22" by Joseph Heller; this is one of my all time favorites!  I'm also reading "Villa Incognito" by Tom Robbins; it's a little slow going and not as funny as I'd hoped, but I'm enjoying it.  And I'm reading "Matched" by Ally Condie, another girl-against-the-world trilogy (like "Divergent" and "Hunger Games") that I'm throughly enjoying it so far.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2014, 02:21:26 pm »
As it turns out, I did finish "Villa Incognito" today.  I wouldn't say it was an awful book; I did enjoy the story.  But I feel that the book lacked substance, even for a silly humor book.  This is not my favorite Tom Robbins story.

I think I'd better get back to "Catch 22" to ensure that my funny bone has not sustained any permanent damage.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2014, 09:18:03 am »
This thread; I believe.


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2014, 09:23:01 am »
...............  although, immediately prior to that previous outrageous outburst of insanity; I believe it is "The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho.

Certainly worth a re-read every year. Helps keep me on track. (at least when I don't forget my meds)

Happy reading for 2015

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2015, 01:16:11 am »
im reading Queering Anarchism my history teacher gave it to be as a graduation and coming out gift :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #35 on: January 01, 2015, 02:23:14 am »
I got Robinson Crusoe for Christmas  :D and I'm reading I Am Legend and The Haunting of Hill House.  8)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #36 on: January 01, 2015, 10:40:07 am »
I am just about to finish 'The Lacuna', by Barbara Kingsolver. I have found it a very good read. It is the second of her books that I have read, the first being Animal Dreams. I will be taking a look at 'Bean Trees'.

I have also just finished 'The Forgotten Garden' by Kate Morton. I am looking forward to 'THe Distant Hours' whenever I can get my hands on it.

The next book on my reading list is 'Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese. It is supposed to be fairly gritty but it comes very highly recommended.

Happy reading everyone!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2015, 03:48:31 am »
In just a few days, when it comes in, I will be reading Battle Royale! Much gore. Very excite.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2015, 04:08:51 am »
The lonely crowd.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2015, 04:20:04 am »
Kraken by China Miéville!