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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby cmsellers » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:15 am

I've been reading a lot of collections of science fiction short stories, which I haven't posted about because I read so many of them. I also just finished reading the Wayward Children series of novellas by Seanan McGuire, on Tess's recommendation, which is unusual because they're A. fantasy and B. standalone novellas. (I read novellas, but usually in anthologies.)

I also read Kage Baker's The Anvil of the World, which is unusual because it's A. fantasy and B. an outright novel, though it's really structured like three linked novellas. I liked it enough to request the other books in the series, but there's only one copy of each, currently out, so it could take up to three weeks.

I'm also still reading some nonfiction. I'm literally currently reading Debt: the First 5,000 Years, which is interesting, despite the far-left politics of its author, but also kind of a chore to read. I realized I wasn't going to get through it out of sheer enjoyment, so I'm making myself read a chapter a day.

And weirdly, the fact that it's a chore means I'm talking about it when books I find easier to read I'm not bothering to mention. Last two non-fiction books I read before this were The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia and Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, both by James C. Scott.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby IamNotCreepy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:45 pm

When I went on vacation in the spring, I finally took my co-worker's advice and read the first Dresden Files book, Storm Front.

It was the perfect vacation book, and I've been hooked since. I have been making my way through the whole series since, and I devoured two of them just this past week while on vacation.

Unfortunately, I only have two more before I am caught up on the main novels. There are still the short story collections, though, and we bought the cooperative card game, which looks really fun.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby CarrieVS » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:03 pm

I tried reading Pride and Prejudice many years ago and I don't believe I finished it. (I don't quite remember how far I got.)

I'm now reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is not nearly such heavy going, but I continually find myself wanting to know what was in the original that's replaced with Elizabeth sharpening swords over polite conversation in the drawing room, or the carriage passing a horde of zombie children on the journey between Netherfield and Longbourn. But not quite enough to put this book down and read the original.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby Ladki96 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:46 pm

Pride and Prejudice was awesome ^^ so were all of Austen's works!

What? Don't judge guys :<

I have not read the uh, Zombies version but it sounds okay? o.O definitely more badass XD
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby jbobsully11 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:05 pm

It has occurred to me that I've started six books at different times and never finished any of them, so I'm making an effort to get through them all. Currently, it means reading The Last Unicorn. I like it a lot better than The Innkeeper's Song so far.
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Re: What Are You Currently Reading?

Postby cmsellers » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:50 pm

I read that as a teenager, after seeing the movie as a kid. I liked it, but it didn't make as much of an impression as the movie did.
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