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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby CarrieVS » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:46 pm

Lindvaettr wrote:How do you think the format would work with audiobooks, Carrie?


I think it would work brilliantly with audiobooks.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby jbobsully11 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:30 pm

I finally finished Consciousness and the Brain earlier today. It was really interesting. Now I'm splitting my time between Sex on the Brain (mentioned on the last page) and In God we Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd (which inspired the movies A Christmas Story and A Summer Story, though it's pretty different from either of them so far).
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby IamNotCreepy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:26 pm

So with my power being out for multiple days, I finally got around to reading a book my wife recommended, "How I Became a Famous Novelist" by Steve Hely.

Ever heard the phrase "Living Well is the Best Revenge"? Well, this book is about a guy who decides to take this to the extreme. When he finds out his college girlfriend is getting married, he decides to write a best-selling novel in order to show her up at her wedding.

Now, he doesn't want to write a "good" book, because that's no guarantee it will sell. He analyzes a bunch of best-selling novels and packs as much stuff that people like into it (a murder, tornadoes, WWII, road trips, etc.).

It's really funny, and the book really pokes fun of authors like James Patterson, John Grisham, Nora Roberts, Tom Clancy, etc. (not by name, he has fictional authors that are very similar).
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby LunarTeaHouse » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:39 am

The Bible, of all things. More for academic purposes than anything else, but if I happen to find particular passages meaningful or beautiful along the way, I wouldn't scoff at them.

I haven't made it out of Leviticus yet. I learned that we're not allowed to eat Thanksgiving leftovers! :lol:
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Lindvaettr » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm

LunarTeaHouse wrote:The Bible, of all things. More for academic purposes than anything else, but if I happen to find particular passages meaningful or beautiful along the way, I wouldn't scoff at them.

I haven't made it out of Leviticus yet. I learned that we're not allowed to eat Thanksgiving leftovers! :lol:


I've always meant to read the Bible for academic purposes. Religion is fascinating to me, and I like seeing how the myths and ideas evolve. I'd also like to read the Qur'an and the Torah, but then I'd also have to read all the additional fan fiction that goes with them, and I wouldn't know where to start. Also, some Hindu stuff about many armed cow gods would be fun!

Personally, I'm reading The Count of Monte Cristo, at the moment. I've only read a few Dumas novels, but I've loved them all, and this one is no exception. It may be my favorite one yet.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby LunarTeaHouse » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:25 am

The Count of Monte Cristo is my favorite book of all time!!! I absolutely love that one! God I love French lit. I also really love Verne and Hugo. I've always felt like American Lit is mostly about frontier exploration or revolutionary/civil war stories that don't really interest me as much.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby FaceTheCitizen » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:42 pm

I'm reading Borne by Jeff Vandermeer. It's a post-apocalyptic, biopunk setting where the main character finds a strange plant thing that kicks off the plot. It includes a monstrous flying bear, beetles that get you high by shoving them in your ears, and storms that rain red salamanders.

I'm still in the early chapters, but it's a little slow and more focused on character relations, but I feel that it actually works better that way. Of course, that may change as I get deeper into the story.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby DoglovingJim » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:39 am

Right now I intend to read "The Murder of Sonny Liston" by Shaun Assael.
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