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Title: What are you reading right now
Post by: shadytool on February 13, 2005, 05:06:34 PM
Just like the other two topics (lisening and watching).

I'll start it with what i have been reading this winter:
I, Robot
2061:  Odyssey Three  
Robot Dreams
Ghost Story


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on February 13, 2005, 07:19:24 PM
The Encyclepedia of Heavy Metal

This book kicks ass. Got it for $19.95 at Barnes & Noble the other day.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?userid=117ejLwAcP&isbn=0760742189&itm=1


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on February 13, 2005, 08:16:38 PM
The Zombie Survival Guide.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on February 13, 2005, 08:31:19 PM
America the Book (of Daily Show fame)
My phychology book, 300 pages for the first exam. Its actually quite intersting.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 14, 2005, 03:35:57 AM
Odly enough i was thinking about starting a thread like this last night.

I started reading Angels & Demons 2 days ago and have burned thru 300 pages. Roughly half the book.

Once i finish up this one on to the DaVinci Code


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 14, 2005, 04:48:25 AM
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Odly enough i was thinking about starting a thread like this last night.

I started reading Angels & Demons 2 days ago and have burned thru 300 pages. Roughly half the book.

Once i finish up this one on to the DaVinci Code


My wife just finished the DaVinci Code and is currently reading Angels & Demons

I'm currently reading:

Hawke - Ted Bell
Magician:Apprentice - Raymond Fiest
Berserker - Fred Saberhagen

and still picking away at Lord of the RIngs


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sauza12 on February 14, 2005, 07:13:56 AM
George Carlin - When will Jesus bring the Porkchops


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: sinning.dragon on February 14, 2005, 05:42:47 PM
The Cleric Quintet Collector's Edition by R.A. Salvatore.

Next I'll probably go back and read the Ice Wind Dale Trilogy again, too. <3's for Drizzt!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on February 14, 2005, 07:59:26 PM
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The Cleric Quintet Collector's Edition by R.A. Salvatore.

Next I'll probably go back and read the Ice Wind Dale Trilogy again, too. <3's for Drizzt!


After reading all the Drizzt books out at the time of the release of the Cleric Quintet I could not read that series. The first book was boooring. Does it get better?

Do you collect Forgotten Realms novels?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 15, 2005, 03:24:54 PM
I'm reading
Tides of War by Steven Pressfield
Sharpe's Fortress by Bernard Cornwell
And, the Lone Wolf and Cub Series. Though thats graphic novels.


P.S. I hate those stupid Dan Brown books. Okay, so people love all the symbology and secret orders and crap but sheesh, you can find that stuff anywhere. (I read the REAL history of the knights templar three or four times before The Da Vinci Code came out. The best is Dungeon Fire and Sword by John J. Robinson) I don't think think Dan Brown's that great a writer anyways. For instance the storyline in The Da Vinci code. It's horribly contrived.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 17, 2005, 03:39:14 AM
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Odly enough i was thinking about starting a thread like this last night.

I started reading Angels & Demons 2 days ago and have burned thru 300 pages. Roughly half the book.

Once i finish up this one on to the DaVinci Code


I finished up Angels and Demons.
Can't find my copy of the DaVinci Code so i am not going to be starting that.
Haven't bought that book for school yet so I probably won't be reading anythying thill i find one book or purchase the other.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Lord Nepenthean on February 17, 2005, 10:10:18 AM
Just read through some of this month's Electric Caver, which is the Cincinnati Cave Grotto's monthly newsletter.  A photo of mine miraculously made it into the issue.  This is not the current issue (not available online for another two months or so), but here's a cover of an old issue:

(http://www.gcgcavers.com/images/ec200408.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 17, 2005, 04:18:20 PM
I read what is unfortunately my final issue of Tips and Tricks today.

I want to resubscribe but i don't have the finances right now. Maybe i can bum some money off my dad to pay for it and pay him back later.

More currently i am reading Readers Inc. trying to figure out what i have to do to properly site my work and set up this paper.
It sucks alot.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on February 17, 2005, 05:09:38 PM
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I read what is unfortunately my final issue of Tips and Tricks today.

I want to resubscribe but i don't have the finances right now. Maybe i can bum some money off my dad to pay for it and pay him back later.


Why still get it Collectors Corner is going away or is gone so why bother? Everything in that mag is free all over the internet.




Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 17, 2005, 05:42:03 PM
Collectors Coset is actually getting expanded based on what i had read in March issue.

Alot of readers seem to be interested in the Select Games (which was greatly expanded to my liking), more coverage of Japanese games (also to my liking more out o getting general knowledge), Collectors Closet which is on its second issue since Joe left (he told me he did half of January but he also had a article in Febs issue) also may be getting expanded.

Actually i like the Mag more now than i have in awhile(they dropped in quality for a couple months IMO). I go thru it much quicker but i can go back to it for referance. That and they are adding to the things i already liked. I am going to miss it if i can't resubscribe soon.

Still need to get a copy of Issue 100 the only issue i missed in about 4 years
I think i started in September 2001.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on February 17, 2005, 06:08:45 PM
Well taht s cool about Collectors Closet. I will have to check it out. I have issue 100.   :P


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 17, 2005, 07:14:54 PM
Joe's not doing collector's closet anymore? where have I been? I just got my Tips and Tricks yesterday, I'll have to give it a closer look.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: sinning.dragon on February 19, 2005, 09:10:24 AM
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After reading all the Drizzt books out at the time of the release of the Cleric Quintet I could not read that series. The first boxx was boooring. Does it get better?

Do you collect Forgotten Realms novels?


Actually the only one of them I actually own is the IceWind Dale Trilogy Collector's Edition (that last bit is very important to add on, I feel ^_^) but I'm hoping to eventually have them all as I keep remembering to not waste on my monies on makeup.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 19, 2005, 07:44:03 PM
SOme of the strat guides i bought today at TRU.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Jagdiesel on February 21, 2005, 07:00:09 AM
Read the DaVinci Code a while back.  Was pretty good but take it with a grain of salt.
Am reading:  The Indwelling, one of the Left Behind series of books.  Religious fiction but pretty well written.  
Picked up to read:  Body for Life.  This is supposed to be a great workout/nutrician(sp?)/life style changing book.  I want to do the program starting this April - it takes 12 weeks.  I'm sure it wont be cheap with all the supplements and dietary aids they suggest using...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 21, 2005, 10:03:55 AM
not actually reading it yet but I found the 6th book in Orson Scott Card's Alvin Maker series, "The Crystal City".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on February 22, 2005, 07:52:37 AM
Now I'm re-reading H.G. Wells War of the Worlds.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on February 22, 2005, 02:46:22 PM
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More currently i am reading Readers Inc. trying to figure out what i have to do to properly site my work and set up this paper.
It sucks alot.



Do you mean writer's inc?  We had to use that for high school out here, and it did suck alot.  The thing that ticked me off the most about it was that for a book that was supposed to be so correct, it didn't even have page numbers!  

If the book gets too frustrating, use this link.  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
It is easier to look stuff up online than in that silly thing.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: TraderJake on February 22, 2005, 07:43:34 PM
About the only book I read nowadays is the textbook Mechanics of Materials 3rd Edition, by Ferd Beer and Russ Johnston. Got to make sure we don't have those violent deflections in those bridges and buildings of the future.... don't need another Tacoma Narrows....

As for real books, the last book I actually read through was A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. I've started other books, such as The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene (a book about String Theory) and George Orwell's 1984, which is currently lying on the floor.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 22, 2005, 09:53:02 PM
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Do you mean writer's inc?  We had to use that for high school out here, and it did suck alot.  The thing that ticked me off the most about it was that for a book that was supposed to be so correct, it didn't even have page numbers!  

If the book get too frustrating, use this link.  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
It is easier to look stuff up online that in that silly thing.


Ahh yes my mistake.

Thanks for the link going to have to get that into my favs when i get home.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on February 25, 2005, 09:45:34 PM
Finished America the Book three days ago.  I highly recommend it.  It was hilarious to the very end, and also left the taste of truth in your mouth. Seriously check it out.  (Anyways, drunken post at 2AM)  


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: shadytool on February 25, 2005, 11:25:42 PM
i've been working on "the caves of steel" for a few weeks now.

slow moving for me.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 26, 2005, 03:35:37 PM
Wiseguy. The book Scorsese made The Goodfellas from. Pretty good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on March 02, 2005, 02:13:43 PM
Be Cool by: Elmore Leonard


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Lord Nepenthean on March 02, 2005, 10:48:52 PM
I recently finished an introductory book on Nietzsche's main philosophical ideas.  Very interesting stuff.  Now I seriously need to finish The Once and Future King.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on March 03, 2005, 05:05:38 AM
Once you do, let me know how it relates to X-MEN 2.  


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 12, 2005, 07:00:53 PM
Da Vinci Code.
Found it on a bookself in my closet.

The first 50ish pages have been good so far. I expect it to be good reading all the way thru.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 13, 2005, 05:02:13 AM
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i've been working on "the caves of steel" for a few weeks now.

slow moving for me.


ah, the first book in Asimov's robot series. Lije Bailey and R. Daneel Olivaw. A Sci-Fi detective story. The series get's better with each book, Naked Sun, Robot's of Dawn, Robot's and Empire. Nice choice.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on March 19, 2005, 11:35:38 PM
I just got the Icewind Dale books, so I started on those.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: CatchFiveBats on March 20, 2005, 09:28:05 AM
I'm reading the Redwall series.  I know, I know, it's a kids' series, but the stories are really good and Brian Jacques' writing style is awesome.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 20, 2005, 11:06:04 AM
I read this book i forgot i found ata a tag sale a few years ago.
Video Fever.

It was definately meant for kids and written in the early 1980s late 1970s.

Kid has a Atari like system plays a game called Zorn can't beat level 4. Hates his female cousin for messing with his game. She later gets sucked into the game. They also get sucked in. Go thru the game. Kid finally beats level 4. Story ends.
It was a little more indepth than that but more or less you just read the book.

It was interesting to get the perspective from 20+ years ago.

Also have about 50 more pages in Da Vinci Code. Should finish it up in a night or 2 of night reading.

EDIT
Finished the Da Vinci Code about 2 hours ago.
It was a damn good book all the way to the end.


Going to look into a book called Honor Among Thieves.
Written awhile ago it is set back when Saddam was still a dictator. The gist of it is he somehow gets a hold of the original copy of the Declaration of Independace and s going to burn it in downtown Baghdad but the US hires a thief of some sort he makes a duplicate and switches it out. But to kknow the diff between the original and dupe he fixes 2 grammer mistakes on the fake. The one i remember getting fixed is Brittish.

And another one by Asimov Land of the Iron Tanks i believe it was called. I really like that genre of books but have not read anything Asimov has written yet.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 21, 2005, 04:51:09 AM
still working on Magician: Apprentice by Feist. it's starting to get quite good.

the Hawke book is getting quite ridiculus. the story is okay but the main character HAwke is way too perfect. he's an expert at everything and all the chicks dig him. no flaws.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 26, 2005, 03:42:54 PM
I finished the Magician:Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist, it was very good. I also finished the 2nd book in the Riftwar Sage called Magician: Master. That one was outstanding. Currently I'm about 100 pages into the 3rd book in the series called Silverthorn and it's shaping up quite well. There is one more in this series called A Darkness at Sethanon.

Feist has several other books based on the same location and characters. It's fantasy so it's a bit like Lord of the Rings but obviously with a more modern writing style. I'm looking forward to reading many more by this author.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ron_Mexico on June 28, 2005, 11:01:45 AM
I'M StarWars Shadows of the Empire.  I got the book (Hardcover) for $1.00 at our Church Fair.  It isn't the best Star Wars book, but it is a good read.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 28, 2005, 12:46:24 PM
On the contrary I think it is THE best Star Wars book. I'm still waiting for the movie.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on June 28, 2005, 04:38:19 PM
I've just finished the Dark Elf Trilogy and now I'm about to start The Legacy of the Drow.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on June 28, 2005, 06:53:37 PM
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I've just finished the Dark Elf Trilogy and now I'm about to start The Legacy of the Drow.


The Dark Elf serieas kicked ass!!!!! Do you mean the Legacy?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 29, 2005, 04:37:43 AM
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I'M StarWars Shadows of the Empire.  I got the book (Hardcover) for $1.00 at our Church Fair.  It isn't the best Star Wars book, but it is a good read.


welcome to the RFG forums Ron! when you have a moment please visit the Video Game forum and introduce yourself in the introduce yourself thread.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Arrrhalomynn on July 01, 2005, 12:17:46 PM
The infancy of Nazism, the memoirs of ex-gauleiter Alberg Krebs 1923-1933.

Because fiction is for children. Us grown ups read REAL books about the REAL world.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 01, 2005, 01:21:33 PM
lets see, history books on the the topic of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust or World War II...

The Nazi Doctors - Lifton
Nurumberg - Perisco
Into That Darkness - Sereny
Ordinary Men - Browning
A Holocaust Reader - Dawidowicz
An Honorable Defeat - Gill
Denying the Holocaust - Lipstadt
The Holocaust - Gilbert
Destruction of the European Jews - Hilberg
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, A History of Nazi Germany - Shirer

I've also read many other history books, biographies and autobiographies on various subject matter.



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on July 01, 2005, 02:00:24 PM
Currently reading "Freakonomics" by Steven D. Levitt.  

In Freakonomics (written with Stephen J. Dubner), Levitt argues that many apparent mysteries of everyday life don't need to be so mysterious: they could be illuminated and made even more fascinating by asking the right questions and drawing connections. For example, Levitt traces the drop in violent crime rates to a drop in violent criminals and, digging further, to the Roe v. Wade decision that preempted the existence of some people who would be born to poverty and hardship. Elsewhere, by analyzing data gathered from inner-city Chicago drug-dealing gangs, Levitt outlines a corporate structure much like McDonald's, where the top bosses make great money while scores of underlings make something below minimum wage. And in a section that may alarm or relieve worried parents, Levitt argues that parenting methods don't really matter much and that a backyard swimming pool is much more dangerous than a gun.

Highly recommended, very interesting book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Arrrhalomynn on July 01, 2005, 03:21:33 PM
Into That Darkness - Sereny

I read this one. I can very much recommend 'Albert Speer: his battle with the truth', from the same author.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 02, 2005, 05:21:24 AM
I have that book. I have not read it yet. I also have Speer's memoirs, "Inside the Third Reich".

when my wife was finishing up college a few years ago she took a class on the Holocaust. I sat in for all the lectures and read all the text material she was assigned. It got me interested and I read an additional several books after the class was finished.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 11, 2005, 07:35:09 AM
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I finished the Magician:Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist, it was very good. I also finished the 2nd book in the Riftwar Sage called Magician: Master. That one was outstanding. Currently I'm about 100 pages into the 3rd book in the series called Silverthorn and it's shaping up quite well. There is one more in this series called A Darkness at Sethanon.

Feist has several other books based on the same location and characters. It's fantasy so it's a bit like Lord of the Rings but obviously with a more modern writing style. I'm looking forward to reading many more by this author.


I finished Silverthorn and A Darkness at Sethanon thus concluding the 4 books of the Ritwar Saga. It was very good. I'm currently about 90 pages into another Feist novel called "Prince of the Blood". It takes place 20 years after the events of the RIftwar Saga. Many of the same chracters are still around, the main 2 being the twin sons of Prince Arutha, heirs to the throne of Midkemia. This story is a 2 book series. Pretty good so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: sinning.dragon on July 11, 2005, 06:09:19 PM
I picked up Eye of the World by Robert Jordan today. I haven't read it since seventh grade, so I'm really happy.


He's had such a ridiculous amount of books in the trilogy that I've about forgotten what's happened in the beginning. .___.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 13, 2005, 10:23:12 AM
I loved those Robert Jordan books until i got to the fifth one and realized there were still five more.
Right now I'm reading: A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin (i think the name's close) It's pretty good and someday I plan to make the movie.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on July 13, 2005, 11:33:15 AM
I'm reading Medical Marijuana: The History


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 21, 2005, 11:26:51 AM
just finished the new Harry Potter book. I'm also about 15 pages from finishing Prince of the Blood.

after that? I suspect I'll stick with Feist. I've got several more of his books to read though I'm missing a few. I may need to move onto something else till I track down the one's i need.

I've also been reading the omnibus edition of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I'm about halfway through Restaurant at the End of the Universe.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 21, 2005, 02:38:00 PM
I started reading this book called Guilty Pleasures.
It has vampires animators, zombies of varios types, ghouls and wererats so far.
It is set in a world where all the stuff is apparently well known about because there are laws in place to protect vampires and they are recognised by at least the USA as a group/race of people.
Not bad so far. I am only about 55 pages but the book is only abuot 260 pages long though...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on July 24, 2005, 03:52:18 PM
I'm reading:
The Ultimate History of Video Games
some Star Trek DS9 book
All About Lawns by Ortho
the current PC Gamer
some Readers Digests from earlier this year
Coffee and Tea trade publications like Fresh Cup


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 26, 2005, 05:11:19 PM
Finished up the book i was reading.
Now i can wait for a month or more for my bro to finish the new Harry Potter and i can find something else to readin the mean time or i can just stop reading until he finishes the book...

I have some old Hitchcock short story books i got from my dad awhile ago and never read.
They were some biweekly or monthly publication from the late 60s to late70s i can't remembe the years on them anymore...

That and maybe i will steal one of Dans books next time i see him he has a few things i wanted to read like Time Line by Micheal Chriton(sp?)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 28, 2005, 05:02:35 AM
I'm still stuck on Raymond Feist.

http://www.crydee.com/

Krondor: The Betrayal is the one I'm on now.

I've also been picking up a lot of the paperbacks based on the Star Trek shows for a quarter a piece at the thrifts. I'd like to read some of these.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 28, 2005, 07:34:43 AM
*Takes deep breath* War and Peace. All 1600, almost Olde English style writing, pages of it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 19, 2005, 07:49:19 AM
I started reading some of Woody Allens stuff, it's flippin hilarious stuff, I recommend the books even if you don't like Woody himself.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on August 20, 2005, 02:25:20 PM


God, Guns, & Rock'n'roll - Ted Nugent



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on August 20, 2005, 04:09:01 PM
ahhh, Terrible Ted. a fellow Michigan boy. so how much of that book is about Fred Bear?

I've been picking up a ton of Star Trek novels lately. most of the thrifts I hit sell their paperbacks for a quarter apiece or 5 for a dollar. how can you pass up a 20 cent book? I think they'll be good lunch break material after I finish the Hitchhikers omnibus.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on August 21, 2005, 12:39:15 PM
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ahhh, Terrible Ted. a fellow Michigan boy. so how much of that book is about Fred Bear?


I'll have to let you know. I just started it last night, it should be a pretty fast read though. It has about the most energetic 1st chapter of any book I've ever read though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on September 07, 2005, 04:45:24 AM
finished Krondor: The Betrayal and Krondor: The Assassins and just started Krondor: Tear of the Gods.

up next is Feists 4 book Serpent War Saga.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on September 15, 2005, 04:28:35 PM
For school Beowulf which is actually a decent book/poem/epic so far.
Everyone said it would be boring/dry reading but its not too bad.

And Hardcore Gaming Magazine that came in the mail today.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on October 01, 2005, 03:52:19 PM
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ahhh, Terrible Ted. a fellow Michigan boy. so how much of that book is about Fred Bear?


Well I just finished it. That took way longer then it should have,  I got busy, (busyer then I normally am) and the book got repeditive. Not too much was about Fred Bear, really only the last chapter. The book was about 90% guns and hunting related.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 02, 2005, 12:35:35 PM
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For school Beowulf which is actually a decent book/poem/epic so far.
Everyone said it would be boring/dry reading but its not too bad.

And Hardcore Gaming Magazine that came in the mail today.



I read Beowulf and understood like three words of it. Grendel was good.

I'm reading The *yawn* Scarlet Letter. Soooooo boring, I love the writing style but the story blows chunks.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on October 04, 2005, 10:52:53 AM
just finished "Life, the Universe and Everything", and am about 8 chapters into "So long and thanks for all the Fish".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on October 06, 2005, 07:53:04 PM
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just finished "Life, the Universe and Everything", and am about 8 chapters into "So long and thanks for all the Fish".


Ahh, The Guide. Is there really anything else worth reading?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 14, 2005, 07:42:43 PM
Just discworld.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: NDiddy on October 14, 2005, 09:59:18 PM
I have been reading the DragonBall Z mangas lately and they are some how even more long and drawn out then the anime but at least the artwork is good the saving grace of everything DragonBall I guess.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: CatchFiveBats on November 11, 2005, 09:12:55 AM
Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley.

Brave New World was a frightening but very good book.  Brave New World Revisited is more of the same, only frightening to a much greater extent.

- Zac


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 18, 2005, 06:47:57 PM
Bill Bryson. Funny stuff.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 01, 2005, 08:24:02 AM
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Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley.

Brave New World was a frightening but very good book.  Brave New World Revisited is more of the same, only frightening to a much greater extent.

- Zac


read Brave New World years ago. haven't read revisited, I do have it though. ever seen the crappy movie version?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 01, 2005, 08:28:42 AM
let's see....

still on my Raymond Feist kick. I finished Krondor: Tear of the Gods and the King's Buccaneer. Both were quite good. I've read 9 of this guys books so far and haven't been disapointed yet.

I'm just about done with the Hitchhikers's Guide Omnibus. I finished So Long and Thanks for all the FIsh and the short story Young Zaphod Plays it Safe. 'll be starting Mostly Harmless when I go to lunch shortly.

I also started reading Star Trek Movie Memories by William Shatner. I'm about 150 pages in. the next chapter is on the Wrath of Khan.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on December 01, 2005, 09:02:23 AM
Brave New World was one of the best books I've ever read.  We had to read it for class, and I can honestly say that was one of the few that I actually enjoyed.  

Also, if you get the chance, check out Into Thin Air.  It's about a tem that climbs Mt. Everest.  When I first looked at it, I thought it was going to be a horrible book, but it turned out to be very interesting.

Den - Are the Hitchhiker books any good?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 01, 2005, 09:57:33 AM
The Hitchhikers books are a unique read. They remind me a bit of Monty Python, sort of high brow slap stick. It can be hard to follow at times as Douglass Adams always seems to take the most indirect path to make a point and that path is loaded with other references to sometimes seemingly unrelated things. It takes place in outer space so there are countless references to planets and alien races that seem to follow the same naming conventions used by Dr. Suess.

The books are rather funny though. I read them years ago and have been enjoying rereading them. But be prepared for that "what the hell did I just read" feeling.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on December 01, 2005, 10:23:06 AM
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But be prepared for that "what the hell did I just read" feeling.


I'm an engineering student, I am very familiar with that feeling.  

I'll check them out over christmas break, thanks for the info.  I did see the movie, but I have been told that the movie is nothing like the book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: CatchFiveBats on December 01, 2005, 12:34:17 PM
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ever seen the crappy movie version?


There was a movie...?  How could Huxley allow that?  I mean, he was probably long gone when it was released, but you'd think he would have given the publisher instructions to not let that kind of thing happen...

Oh yeah, and I'm reading the new Nintendo Power.  Is it just me, or is the girl that's at the beginning of the Animal Crossing DS article really really hot?  Talk about random...  Not that I'm complaining (far from it), but still.

- Zac


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 01, 2005, 12:48:16 PM
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There was a movie...?  How could Huxley allow that?  I mean, he was probably long gone when it was released, but you'd think he would have given the publisher instructions to not let that kind of thing happen...

Oh yeah, and I'm reading the new Nintendo Power.  Is it just me, or is the girl that's at the beginning of the Animal Crossing DS article really really hot?  Talk about random...  Not that I'm complaining (far from it), but still.

- Zac


better yet, a "made for TV" movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080468/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 01, 2005, 12:50:04 PM
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I'm an engineering student, I am very familiar with that feeling.  

I'll check them out over christmas break, thanks for the info.  I did see the movie, but I have been told that the movie is nothing like the book.


I still haven't seen the movie. I have seen and own the old BBC series on DVD and Laserdisc.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081874/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on December 01, 2005, 12:57:30 PM
The movie was actually quite good, in my opinion.  It's worth taking a look at it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on December 01, 2005, 03:39:13 PM
Macbeth


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 21, 2005, 06:01:12 AM
I recently finished reading Star Trek Movie Memories by William Shatner. I'm about to start the novelization of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 12, 2006, 05:00:50 AM
I finally finished Mostly Harmless, the last of the Hitchhiker books. Currently reading the novelization of Star Trek the Motion PIcture.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 12, 2006, 06:49:10 PM
Anything by Chuck Palanhiuk.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 13, 2006, 10:30:21 AM
Macbeth for school
and
Fall of Reach

the first book in the halo trilogy. Its pretty good so far. I am only into the first chapter.
I don't like the descriptor they used for Grunts though.
The compared some of them to dogs and said some ran on all fours. Which doesn't happen.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: CatchFiveBats on January 14, 2006, 09:59:11 AM
The Once and Future King - T.H. White

Medievil fantasy always seems to do it for me, and this is apparently the definitive novel of that area of literature, so I'm giving it a whirl.  I'll admit that a lot of the dialogue is confusing at first, but I'm picking up on it.  Not bad so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 16, 2006, 10:38:10 AM
Red Acropolis, Black Terror.
It's a history of the Greek Civil War and the origins of Soviet-American Rivalry. Some pretty crazy stuff happened after WWII

Say iz, how many times you going to read Macbeth? I couldn't get through it once.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 16, 2006, 06:42:50 PM
Just finished reading the cliff notes on the book "The Color of Water"
Hopefully thats enough of it.
God was that book dry reading. It trully sucked.

Going to read The Fall of Reach now.
Hopefully i don't intertwine the Halo 2 universe with the racist 1960s tomorrow on my english midterm...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 16, 2006, 08:05:13 PM
The Colour of Magic, on the other hand, is awesome. And so is the Colour out of Space by Lovecraft.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: CatchFiveBats on January 17, 2006, 01:37:22 PM
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Hopefully i don't intertwine the Halo 2 universe with the racist 1960s tomorrow on my english midterm...


Hmmm...

Halo 2 universe + the racist 1960's = awesome (?)

The world may never know...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on January 22, 2006, 07:32:25 PM
The Measure of all Things

Its about how they figured out the length of the meter, which is 1 ten millionth of the distance from the north pole to the equator.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SFS on January 22, 2006, 10:44:00 PM
you mean "was" :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meter


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on January 23, 2006, 06:17:23 PM
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you mean "was" :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meter




"was", "is", same thing.  ;)

Of course you are right, I should have said, "was".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 08, 2006, 06:07:17 PM
Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy. If you ever want to read well ghost written accounts of political courage, this is the book for you.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 15, 2006, 05:25:51 AM
From the Earth to the Moon - Jules Verne

Orca - Arthur Herzog


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on February 15, 2006, 09:06:25 AM
"Naked Pictures of Famous People" - Jon Stewart.
Just finished.  It was ok, not as funny as I had hoped.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 15, 2006, 04:09:23 PM
Uncle Tom's Cabin for school. Yassir mas'r we 's b' re'd'n'  't re'l nice, - yessum we 's. The idiom's a little tricky but it's pretty good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on February 17, 2006, 06:23:24 AM
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. Biography by Walter Isaacson.

Very well written and informative, especially about the events in the colonies and in his life prior to the US declaring indepenence from England.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: CatchFiveBats on February 18, 2006, 05:51:07 PM
"Nothing's Sacred" - Lewis Black.

When I first saw it in Barnes & Noble, I opened to a random page and it looked like a bunch of rants he had written, so I bought it.   Turns out it's his autobiography.  Very good stuff, I finished it yesterday and liked it a lot.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: wrldstrman on February 21, 2006, 11:37:57 PM
the only book I actually read is the bible. I try and read some every morning before I go to sleep. Ive read it thru many times and each time gain more and more understanding.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 22, 2006, 12:01:47 PM
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Uncle Tom's Cabin for school. Yassir mas'r we 's b' re'd'n'  't re'l nice, - yessum we 's. The idiom's a little tricky but it's pretty good.


I picked up an old text book last night that has this in it. it also has several other stories. Don Quixote, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as well as a lot of history, religion, music and art.

I got it for 50 cents at a thrift. copywrite date is 1897. I expect to find old things at thrifts but not something over 100 years old.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on February 22, 2006, 04:51:34 PM
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I got it for 50 cents at a thrift. copywrite date is 1897. I expect to find old things at thrifts but not something over 100 years old.


That is really cool!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 23, 2006, 07:32:09 AM
Wow, thats awesome. And probably worth more than fifty cents.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 27, 2006, 10:05:53 AM
started on my lunch break today:

Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now - Henry Holt


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 02, 2006, 02:02:54 PM
Finished up reading MacBeth today in school.
That was quite a thrilling tale.....

On a personally more pleasing note.
I am still working my way thru Fall of Reach.

I am most of the way done though and if i really invest a good 2 hours(probably less) i should finish it before the end of the week.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 02, 2006, 05:13:34 PM
Is that the gripping saga of the toothpaste company?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 12, 2006, 08:13:21 PM
No it was the epic tale of how Master Chief became who he was and lead up to the begining of Halo.
A good read.

Now i just need to decide if i want to start the next book, The Flood, now or wait till i am going to be able to dedicate more time to it...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 16, 2006, 10:45:37 AM
Reading Huckleberry Finn. Pretty good, 'cept 'gain the idiom's a taint tricky.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 17, 2006, 04:54:27 AM
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on March 17, 2006, 09:32:48 AM
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley


Great Book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: archetype on March 17, 2006, 03:49:23 PM
Genograms: The New Tool for Exploring the Personality, Career, and Love Patterns You Inherit

Time and Free Will


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 17, 2006, 06:31:58 PM
I disagree. ;)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 18, 2006, 04:38:12 AM
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley



What a coincidence i am starting that book on monday.
Well officially on monday.
I already read one of the short stories in it.

My english teacher was talking about how it came out when she was born and it use to be science fiction.but now it is just considrered a fiction.

Yes my teacher is VERY old as the bok was originally released in 1935 if memory serves.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SFS on March 18, 2006, 06:35:32 AM
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My english teacher was talking about how it came out when she was born and it use to be science fiction.but now it is just considrered a fiction.

Brave New World is science fiction at its purest.  The whole premise revolves around science, industry and technology shaping humanity.  Sure there is some social drama, but the main motivating factor is the society created by technology/industry/whatever.  Besides, social dramas are not important.  Ever.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cham Zord on April 05, 2006, 11:53:14 AM
I just finished up reading Uncle Tom's Cabin, but it was for school. I'm mildly interested in Engines of Creation: the Coming Era of Nanotechnology by K. Eric Drexler as of now.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on April 05, 2006, 12:46:25 PM
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What a coincidence i am starting that book on monday.
Well officially on monday.
I already read one of the short stories in it.

My english teacher was talking about how it came out when she was born and it use to be science fiction.but now it is just considrered a fiction.

Yes my teacher is VERY old as the bok was originally released in 1935 if memory serves.


I read it the first time when I was still in school too. It's a quick read. Do yourself a favor and don't bother watching either of the movies based on it. Both are brutally awful.

I just started reading the Chronicles of Narnia. I'm on book one, The Magicians Nephew.

I've also finally found the last book I was missing from Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles. I may read those next.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 10, 2006, 05:48:54 PM
I remember the first book is a bit of a slow read.
It was a good series though :)

I am still reading Halo: The Flood Only 150ish pages in.
Brave New World i am a bit further into.(Thanks for the warnings on the movies)

I also read a poem called The Sniper. That was short and good. Snipers kick ass :)

And one of the short stories in the back of my copy of Brave New World called Harrison Bergeron(sp?)
That was ok too.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on April 12, 2006, 10:13:03 AM
is your book a combination of Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited? I know year later Huxley wrote some additional short stories based on Brave New World. I've got them as a separate book. it's rather short so it's possible it's included in the edition you have.

I just started the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and am still muddling trough that Paul McCartney book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cham Zord on April 12, 2006, 10:35:08 AM
Death of a Salesman for school, but I'm also looking into Kurt Cobain's Diary. After all, Niravana does (or did, depending on how you look at it) happen to be a great band.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 12, 2006, 11:29:16 AM
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is your book a combination of Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited? I know year later Huxley wrote some additional short stories based on Brave New World. I've got them as a separate book. it's rather short so it's possible it's included in the edition you have.


I have Brave New World unabridged and unadaptedfrom the original text and with seventeen related readings.

Technically it is only 14 other short stories/articles and then 3 lists of articles for related books, webpages and movies.

One of the 14 is BNW Revisited by Huxley.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 12, 2006, 12:27:15 PM
Started Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: archetype on April 13, 2006, 08:12:26 AM
Life Between Life

Pragmatism


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cham Zord on April 14, 2006, 04:54:57 PM
"A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess. I liked the movie, so I decided to look into the book that it was based off of.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Rejinx on April 20, 2006, 08:57:55 PM
The RF Forum


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on May 30, 2006, 07:58:25 AM
I'm onto the 3rd Chronicles of Narnia book, "The Horse and his Boy". and still working on the Paul McCartney bio.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on May 30, 2006, 08:26:03 AM
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Rejinx on May 30, 2006, 04:57:55 PM
Exam Cram 2: CompTIA A+ study guide
Funnn :-/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on May 30, 2006, 07:15:55 PM
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Exam Cram 2: CompTIA A+ study guide
Funnn :-/

:laugh: :laugh:

That must be fun!

My boss bugs me every once and awhile to get my A+ Cert.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 01, 2006, 12:50:40 PM
had a nice paper back score last night. I found 12 novels by Philip K. Dick. One of which was "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", this was the novel that was made into the movie Blade Runner.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 01, 2006, 01:31:51 PM
I've meant to find that Blade Runner book somewhere.

I'm currently reading Bill Bryson's history of Americanisms.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cham Zord on June 01, 2006, 03:21:19 PM
For school, I have to read Cold Mountain. It picks up... after the first 100 pages.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 14, 2006, 12:46:27 PM
finished the 4th and 5th books in the Chronicles of Narnia.

Prince Caspian
Voyage of the Dawn Treader

started the 6th one, The Silver Chair


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on June 16, 2006, 02:28:42 PM
I'm at the end of The Sea of Swords.  Then I don't know if I'm going to finish up the last three of so books of the Drizzt Saga, or read the Cleric's Quintet first.  Only time will tell.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on June 16, 2006, 04:52:59 PM
The Clerics Quintet compared to teh Drizzt books equals  :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:

I made it half way through the first book I think.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on June 18, 2006, 12:19:07 AM
Well I finished the Sea of Swords last night and I don't have The Thousand Orcs.  SO I guess it's the Cleric's Quintet.  Or since yesterday I picked up The Spearwielders Tail I might start that.  Still havn't decided.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 18, 2006, 07:16:01 AM
Tyn's right, the Quint is bleh. I couldn't even read 'em.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on June 19, 2006, 10:38:47 AM
i rather enjoyed the cleric quintet, it's not as good as any drizzt story especially thousand orcs, but it's very good, especially when Cadderly becomes very powerful.

and for dragonlance i'm super pumped about Dragons of the Dwarven Depths, it's good to have a story about the companions come to light after all these years.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on June 19, 2006, 11:38:12 AM
I love the new avatar pic!!!!!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on June 20, 2006, 03:24:21 AM
hehe, yeah i'm finally happy with this one, i've prob used a dozen over the years but i've never been quite happy with them, this one here is more in line with what i imagined he looks like, with a bit more human ruggedness than most of the others.

besides the TSR's i've been trying to plug away at the wheel of time series as well, started off really fast but as i got to the 6th or 7th book my interest sort of waned, it's hard to keep the excitement going in a series where every book is like 600 pages long, especially since the story has become fractured into several storylines that jump back and forth one chapter to the next.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 20, 2006, 05:05:14 AM
Currently reading: The Great Gatsby, because I haven't, and a book on travel writing.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 06, 2006, 03:24:40 PM
finally finished all the Chronicles of Narnia books. The 7th and last one was called The Last Battle. They were all pretty short, less than 250 pages each but while I enjoyed them I was ready to move on to something else.

I'm back on Star Trek now. I just finished a Star Trek TNG - X-men crossover called Planet X. It wasn't bad but would have been a good story without the X-men.

right now I'm reading the 1st Star Trek novel ever published. it's called "A Mission to Horatius". It's a young adult novel that came out on the Whitman label.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 07, 2006, 02:57:32 AM
I think i am about 3/4ths of the way thru the second halo book.

I am going to read more now.
I only read now when i sleep at my house and there is nothing good on TV to fall asleep to.
So hardly ever....


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 11, 2006, 03:38:22 PM
finished "A Mission to Horatius". not bad. not the same level of detail as other Trek novels but it was a young adult novel.

I've decided to move on to the Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander. Yeah I know, more kids books. Having seen the butchered Disney version of the Black Cauldron I've been curious about this series. The first book is called "The Book of Three". So far it's not bad but I keeping picturing and hearing the voices of the Disney characters in my head.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: INVOK3R on July 12, 2006, 08:07:20 PM
Currently reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.  Then its onto the next adventure by Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code.  And then I'll go watch the movie.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 13, 2006, 12:13:27 AM
Just watch the movie. It's better than the book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: INVOK3R on July 19, 2006, 02:09:49 PM
See, I always get the book and then the movie comes out... so I go watch the movie... and then I can never go back to the book because I know what is going to happen (or so the way Hollywood sees it).


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: tholly on July 26, 2006, 09:36:14 PM
I'm reading Mary Doria Russell's Children Of God....it is the sequel to her amazing novel, The Sparrow......if you like Sci-Fi and Religion as topics in a great fictional novel, i highly recommend this series....you won't be dissappointed....


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on July 27, 2006, 10:07:34 AM
RFG Forums


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Barracuda on August 16, 2006, 05:36:07 PM
I'm going to read Warcraft War of the Ancients The Well of Eternity when I find the time.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 17, 2006, 12:49:09 AM
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: UNFORGIVINGPAIN on August 17, 2006, 09:42:38 AM
 Gwydion's Thoughts it's a blog. the link is here (http://gwydionsthoughts.blogspot.com/).


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: RetroYoungen on August 17, 2006, 07:42:24 PM
Just started up "The Catcher in the Rye" and I have "Snakes On A Plane" (yes, the novelization, it was a birthday gift) on hold.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on August 18, 2006, 05:41:41 AM
Snakes on a Plane LOL

I started up the 3rd Halo book "First Strike" 3 days ago. I have been reading about 10 pages a night so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Barracuda on August 18, 2006, 07:48:41 AM
Just started up "The Catcher in the Rye" and I have "Snakes On A Plane" (yes, the novelization, it was a birthday gift) on hold.

"The Catcher in the Rye"  This is a good book I remember having to read it in high school.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 31, 2006, 08:33:11 AM
The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks.  I read it back in high school ten years ago and decided to revisit the series.  Going to jump back into Terry Goodkind as well.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: tholly on August 31, 2006, 01:54:10 PM
Right now I'm reading a lot of Psychology stuff.....I just started working towards my Masters Degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology.......13 classes and then I can get a job.......


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 31, 2006, 05:28:53 PM
Catch Me if You Can, pretty good although the guy seems pretty full of himself, although it was ghost written, so whatever.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Seamar on September 05, 2006, 10:06:09 PM
Currently reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. 

Have you finished it, Invoker? I'm about a third through it and it's an interesting read so far. I'd like to read Freakonomics as well.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on September 08, 2006, 03:34:33 PM
I just finished "Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi" and that Paul McCartney bio I was reading. I am currently finishing up the novelization of "Waterworld" and I'm about half way through "The Andromeda Strain".

not sure what's on deck yet. I picked up a neat book on Jim Henson. that one would be a quick read through. hmmm maybe another Indiana Jones novel or perhaps back to Star Trek.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cobra on September 13, 2006, 08:23:13 AM
Finished Star Wars Republic Commando: Hard Contact and will begin Star Wars Republic Commando: Triple Zero before the year is out ^^


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: tholly on September 13, 2006, 10:28:08 PM
David J. Sheskin - Handbook Of Parametric And Nonparametric Statistical Procedures Third Edition     (its only 1193 pages long)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cobra on September 22, 2006, 10:29:24 AM
Actively reading
The Encyclopedia of Game Machines


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 23, 2006, 02:27:15 PM
Just finished The Pale Horseman, second book of a series, an awesome historical novel concerning the Viking invasion of England and Alfred the Great's last stand. I'd take this over fantasy any day, can't wait for the third of the series.

Also reading short stories by Tobias Wolff, he's a great writer, everyone in the world should read his short story entitled "Bullet in The Head."

And now, Euthyphro, for Philosophy 101.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on September 26, 2006, 10:40:06 PM
Almost done with the Halo book.

I might start reading the Mortal Kombat book shannon got me next.

Then again i also have to start readin The Odd Sea for english class too....

I recently read some guys philosophy on eating babies too.
The authors name escapes me... but it wasn't true and was meant to prove a point.

Oh yea did i mention i just skimmed over it?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 26, 2006, 11:03:16 PM
Socrates' Apology. Reminds me of the Bible, just written better .


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on September 28, 2006, 03:31:21 AM
just finished The Minotaur Wars Vol. II (Dragonlance), started reading Death Gate Cycle Vol. I "Dragon Wing" while i search for Volume III of The Minotaur Wars.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 28, 2006, 11:35:38 AM
I never could get into that damn Death Gate cycle.

Reading Nickle and Dimed for School, it's all bullshit.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on September 28, 2006, 09:57:20 PM
I am probably an hour or 2 away from finishing the last Halo book.
This weekend/monday i will be starting The Odd Sea for school.

From what i have heard in class it will be a good book.

Which is good because i hate being forced to reading shitty books.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: tholly on October 02, 2006, 08:26:38 PM
Human Competence:  Engineering Worthy Performance Tribute Edition by Thomas F. Gilbert

I'm reading this for my Performance Analysis I/O Psychology Grad. School class.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 03, 2006, 08:00:26 AM
Currently reading The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams.  Its a fantasy book where a guy with a crummy life gets pulled into a book while he's reading it to unwind.  Thats about as far as I've read but his writing style is excellent.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 03, 2006, 02:15:36 PM
Sounds like Terry Brooks Magic Kingdom series.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on October 03, 2006, 02:37:50 PM
still working on "The Andromeda Strain" by Michael Crichton. just finished "Lennon Remembers" a collection of John Lennon Rolling Stone interviews. also just started "Han Solo At Stars End" by Brian Daley.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on October 03, 2006, 10:34:35 PM
The Andromeda Strain is supposed to be good.

I am something like 40 pages into The Odd Sea.

I am probably still something like 80 pages behind though... back to the book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SFS on October 03, 2006, 10:35:13 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/BrianRoss/story?id=2509586&page=1


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 04, 2006, 09:11:43 AM
Sounds like Terry Brooks Magic Kingdom series.

Its similar to magic kingdom and S. Donaldsons Thomas Covenant Series.  This book is better than donaldson and right on par with brooks


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ganonbanned on October 26, 2006, 10:30:24 AM
The talisman by S king.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on October 26, 2006, 10:56:40 PM
Finishing up The Odd Sea.

Deciding what i am going to read next...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on November 02, 2006, 03:00:09 PM
How to Win at Low Stakes Texas Hold 'Em. Just finished Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SFS on November 03, 2006, 07:38:31 AM
Currently, a collection of short Sci-Fi.  Enders Game sicks out in my head.  From an English standpoint, it is nothing special.  Honestly though, thats not something I care about.  Its the story that blew my mind.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SFS on November 07, 2006, 11:03:28 PM
The Postman.  I've been on a short story kicm lately.  It was a lot better than the movie, which isn't waying much.  However, I like the direction the author went in.  An uplifting post apoctylipic setting rather than the max max sty;e that is so popular.  It almost reminds me of an end of days prohpecy.  I'll explain more after I sober up.  Also, I think this is the first time I posted on RF while drinking.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on November 10, 2006, 02:54:49 AM
I finished Sandman: Endless Nights and I have to say the Chapter 3 (Dream) was the best.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on November 16, 2006, 10:42:15 PM
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on November 19, 2006, 10:58:52 PM
Halo: Ghosts of Onyx :)

ZOMG ROXXORZ
Reading right now.

Last time i was reading i was too into the book and didn't see any of the monolouges on TV i said i was going to watch.
If that happens again no biggy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on November 20, 2006, 12:14:35 PM
Why is the Halo paperback 13.99? Is it huge?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on November 23, 2006, 02:38:04 AM
It is almost 400 pages and 2-3 inches wider & taller than the first halo paper backs

They had Eric Nylund do this book too.

I saw a few other video game based books when i picked this one up i might try and pick the last of them up after Xmas.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on November 24, 2006, 04:51:43 PM
World War Z by Max Brooks.  Its fucking awesome.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on November 25, 2006, 03:07:27 PM
Graveyards of Chicago


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 01, 2007, 12:42:06 PM
I finished Ghosts of Onyx a couple days ago.

I will be borrowing a Chriton book from my cuz or one of the Harry Potter books i need to catch up on from a friend today.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 01, 2007, 10:21:36 PM
World War Z by Max Brooks.  Its fucking awesome.

Ooo I was thumbing through that, it looked awesome.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on January 02, 2007, 11:23:32 AM
The Zombie Survival Guide


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 02, 2007, 11:24:49 AM
Yeah I bought that one.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on January 02, 2007, 05:05:21 PM
The Zombie Survival Guide is awesome.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on January 02, 2007, 05:22:20 PM
The Zombie Survival Guide is awesome.

It is funny as hell.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 02, 2007, 11:39:09 PM
I read about 60 pages of Order of the Phoenix last night.
After about 30 i remembered reading it before. I just don't think i finished the book.

Hoping to burn thru another 60-100 pages tonight.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tondog on January 03, 2007, 02:59:13 AM
I've got three Doug TenNapel graphic novels to read through...

Iron West
Earthboy Jacobus
Creature Tech


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on January 03, 2007, 03:38:36 AM
The Zombie Survival Guide is awesome.

It is funny as hell.
When you're done, seriously read World War Z.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on January 03, 2007, 11:52:17 AM
Lake of Sorrows by Erin Hart.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 13, 2007, 11:24:49 AM
While acquiring Hard Boiled, the John Woo movie, I discovered a comic called Hard Boiled, penned by Frank Miller. It's like a completely insane Blade Runner type thing, is extremely violent and extremely awesome, I was only able to find 3 issues, not sure if anymore were made.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on January 14, 2007, 05:42:19 PM
Stephen King- The Gunslinger


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 14, 2007, 10:38:10 PM
Ah, the good Dark Tower book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 03, 2007, 11:49:13 PM
Still Harry Potter, all of which is still mostly familiar.

And now Farenheit 451 for school.
Which is decent so far.

Nothing spectacular but it hasn't completely bored me yet.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on February 04, 2007, 08:17:09 PM
just finished up angels and demons and started reading strangers by koontz


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 05, 2007, 12:01:18 AM
Picked up I Am Legend. Awesome 40 pages in.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 14, 2007, 10:18:01 PM
Finished Farenheit 451 and read the xtra crap at the end of the book.

Lame ending. Over all it was one of those books i could have cared less about ever reading.
Not bad but not all that great either.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on February 16, 2007, 05:28:46 PM
I just reread through pretty much all of The Walking Dead (pretty awesome comic), issue 33 is really fucked up.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 21, 2007, 12:10:57 AM
Since i finished reading that book for school i have gotten to start up Order of the Phoenix again.

I read 100-150 pages last night. If it was a paper back i would be way easier to finish it.
Only reading when i decide i am going to bed is making it a bit tougher...

Should be able to finish it this week if life doesn't go haywire again...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on February 21, 2007, 10:08:22 AM
In Golden Blood by Stephen Woodworth


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Mike Leon on February 27, 2007, 10:20:09 PM
The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzwiel


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on March 06, 2007, 02:06:49 PM
Started reading, I am a Soldier, Too The Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 15, 2007, 03:24:06 PM
Spandau Phoenix - Greg Iles


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: DarthKur on March 16, 2007, 11:41:48 AM
I'm nearing the end of Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz. It was a real slow starter. The action didn't really start to pick up until you're more than half way through. It doesn't suck but it's not one of his best.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 16, 2007, 09:02:52 PM
Read the Marvel Zombies mini-series yesterday. That was pretty cool.

Started reading Starship Troopers this morning.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 20, 2007, 03:40:15 PM
Since i kept forgetting Starship Troopers at my house i am now reading Job: A Comedy of Justice


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 20, 2007, 05:57:26 PM
Reading through the Lone Wolf and Cub graphic novels since I finally completed my collection of them.

Also started The Road, by some guy who's name escapes me. It's more post apocalyptic fun.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ando on March 21, 2007, 09:53:00 AM
I've been reading Frankenstein (like, the for reals Mary Shelley one) recently. Interesting writing thus far.
Also been reading A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. I'm not too far into it; I've heard it's hilarious, though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 09, 2007, 03:21:56 PM
STarted rereading Starship Troopers a couple days ago. I'm about 150 pages in.
Good book. Very quotable.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 09, 2007, 03:36:44 PM
^Good book.

I finished the last 190+ pages of The Road saturday, having been 12 pages in before that. Needless to say it's a compelling book, very well crafted, not trash fiction as is so common these days.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on April 09, 2007, 04:04:45 PM
just finished up digital fortress by dan brown, now all i got left to read of his is decption point and i got that at goodwill for a buck..


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 09, 2007, 04:25:23 PM
Yuck, Dan Brown ;)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on April 09, 2007, 04:54:23 PM
angels and demon is his best book, have you read that one?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 09, 2007, 07:29:01 PM
Nope, never shall, hate the wanker. Sold 100 billion copies of a trashy historically irreverent novel and so I hate him as any good English major should.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 10, 2007, 11:51:54 AM
I have Digital Fortress and Deception Point i believe.
I haven't gotten to read them though.

He(Dan Brown) is supposed to be coming out with another book this year if memory serves.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 13, 2007, 12:24:16 PM
Finished Starship Troopers last night.

Probably going to start Congo by Chriton tonight.
I don't know anything about it except it has gorillas and diamonds in it.
Yes i was indeed given a spectacular description...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on April 13, 2007, 12:41:08 PM
I just started reading the Forgotten Realms book Homeland. I read it some 10-15 years ago. Awesome series!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Belgarath on April 13, 2007, 04:22:14 PM
I'm on a Discworld marathon at the moment.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on April 20, 2007, 10:32:53 AM
The Forgotten Realms book Homeland by R.A. Salvatore.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 20, 2007, 11:01:17 AM
Virgil's Aenid...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on April 20, 2007, 04:02:19 PM
Spandau Phoenix by Greg Iles.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 20, 2007, 10:34:00 PM
Finished up Congo today.

Going to have to grab a new book outta the trunk to start reading tomorrow.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 24, 2007, 03:53:20 PM
Ended up grabbing the 2 Doom books out of the trunk.

About halfway thru Knee Deep in Death.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 26, 2007, 07:11:10 PM
Finished up Knee Deep in Death sometime last night.
Starting up Hell on Earth sometime tonight


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 29, 2007, 11:25:17 PM
Finished Hell on Earth last night.

Gotsta either find a new book or wait for the other Doom books to come in the mail...
that hints at my previously mentioned evil plan....... i have said to much.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on April 30, 2007, 11:19:04 AM
Finished Homeland and onto Exile.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on April 30, 2007, 11:28:16 AM
Picked up Lisey's Story by Stephen King


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on April 30, 2007, 11:33:33 AM
Finished Homeland and onto Exile.

You've got allot of catching up (http://p197.ezboard.com/Drizzt-DoUrden-Books-in-Chronological-Order/frasalvatoreforumsfrm1.showMessage?topicID=15.topic) to do. Each book just get's better IMO.  8)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on April 30, 2007, 12:13:06 PM
Finished Homeland and onto Exile.

You've got allot of catching up (http://p197.ezboard.com/Drizzt-DoUrden-Books-in-Chronological-Order/frasalvatoreforumsfrm1.showMessage?topicID=15.topic) to do. Each book just get's better IMO.  8)

I have read all of them up so Thousand Orcs. But since I didnt remember much I figured I would read them all again. It was been 14 years since I read Homeland.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on May 19, 2007, 07:37:32 AM
just finished up the funhouse by dean koontz


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on May 21, 2007, 11:21:40 AM
Finished Exile and onto Sojourn.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on May 22, 2007, 04:49:02 PM
Been reading a series called
Signsof the Zodiac.
I finished the first book a couple days ago and am in the second book now.

It is more geared to a female reader ican tell by the way people and anything that could be sexual is described/detailed/explained.

But it is basically about a group of super hero like people who protect the planet.
There are agents of dark and light who battle it out and the main character is the daughter of the most renowned Light agent and father of the Tulpa ruler of the dark agents.

Since she can acess dark and light information she is supposed to tip the scales in the battle of light and darkness.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on May 25, 2007, 02:49:40 PM
dearly devoted dexter


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on May 25, 2007, 03:17:21 PM
"The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama.



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: OatBob on May 29, 2007, 11:53:18 PM
Crest of the Stars by Hiroyuki Morioka

They finally translated this trilogy into English; however, it is exactly the same as the manga and anime series, so nothing new.  Of course I'm sorta working in reverse order because the novels came first.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on May 30, 2007, 11:30:24 AM
"The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama.



That douche was on Letterman last night. He's incredibly dull and full of bullshit. Letterman pwned him at one point where Obama was blathering about some faggotry or the other by randomly switching the subject to Obama's suit.

I see no hope for Obama to win the primaries and I thank God that this is what I see.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tondog on May 30, 2007, 03:38:03 PM
Letterman pwned him at one point where Obama was blathering about some faggotry or the other by randomly switching the subject to Obama's suit.
Great summary. Very detailed. :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: hXd on May 31, 2007, 10:49:51 PM
I've been trying to read "The Bell Jar" and "The Fountainhead" for like 3 years but I keep putting them down and forgetting what happened, so I have to restart it.

Non-novel wise, I'm reading the Death Note manga.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on June 03, 2007, 09:43:20 PM
I am still trying to work thru the same book.

I am probably going to bring the book to work tonight and just pray that we arn't busy.
THat way i can finish it.

I really want to start the Mass Effect.
I picked it up a week or so ago.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on June 04, 2007, 10:47:32 AM
"The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama.



That douche was on Letterman last night. He's incredibly dull and full of bullshit. Letterman pwned him at one point where Obama was blathering about some faggotry or the other by randomly switching the subject to Obama's suit.

I see no hope for Obama to win the primaries and I thank God that this is what I see.

So what you're saying is that if Hillary gets the democratic nomination, you'd be happy? Are you also saying you'd vote for Hillary for President?

Letterman pwned him at one point where Obama was blathering about some faggotry or the other by randomly switching the subject to Obama's suit.
Great summary. Very detailed. :)

Yeah. Can you be more specific Leon? I didn't see the Letterman interview.



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 07, 2007, 02:51:42 PM
still on Greg Iles. Just finished Spandau Phoenix and Footprints of God. Currently reading Black Cross.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on June 07, 2007, 11:00:43 PM
my cousin told me to check out some greg ilse but still have not, den what is a good first read from him?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 08, 2007, 12:21:54 PM
"The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama.



That douche was on Letterman last night. He's incredibly dull and full of bullshit. Letterman pwned him at one point where Obama was blathering about some faggotry or the other by randomly switching the subject to Obama's suit.

I see no hope for Obama to win the primaries and I thank God that this is what I see.

So what you're saying is that if Hillary gets the democratic nomination, you'd be happy? Are you also saying you'd vote for Hillary for President?

Letterman pwned him at one point where Obama was blathering about some faggotry or the other by randomly switching the subject to Obama's suit.
Great summary. Very detailed. :)

Yeah. Can you be more specific Leon? I didn't see the Letterman interview.



I don't give a fuck who gets the Democratic nomination. Fuck Democrats, fuck Republicans, they are not the answer to this country's problems. We need new blood to wash clean the stagnant aristocratic piles of shit that occupy Washington right now.

This presidential race of '08 is already ridiculous. It's just a fucking show. We have the black guy, the woman, Giuliani who everyone loves. Might as well turn it into a TV show and we can just call in our votes after the candidates show us their prowess on the dance floor.

I really don't care who wins the election. At first I figured a democrat would win, because the public hates Bush, and since he's a Republican they would assume Democrats are the answer. Then, when the Democrats do nothing but make retarded policy, pull us out of Iraq, and raise taxes, it'll go back to the Republicans. Giuliani, however, will now win if he gets in. I don't know what he'll do as a pres but I think he'll destroy whoever he's running against.

 I'd personally not be adverse to George W. becoming a dictator. That'd be sweet, and I'd join his secret police and we'd wear protect gear:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fa/Kerberosinui.png)

And it doesn't matter what Obama was talking about. He was going on and on about something, it was boring, the audience was falling asleep, and Letterman just cut Obama's blathering off and told him he had a nice suit.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on June 08, 2007, 03:46:46 PM
Unfortunately, when it comes to elections these days it's a matter of voting for the lesser of the 2 evils. I agree that both parties suck elephant balls, but there isn't a 3rd political party on the rise and there isn't a viable independant candidate either.

So we're still going to be stuck in the 2 party system for a lonnnng time.

Further, the democratic party is really stupid if they think that they're going to win in an election against Giuliani (the likely Republican candidate) with the likes of Obama and Hillary opposing him. I like Obama better, but I don't think he really stands a chance. The only candidate that could be competition for Giuliani on the Democrats side is the one that's not running...Gore. Gore would likely win the election in a walk, but he's still on his global warming crusade.



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on June 09, 2007, 09:19:49 AM
Elephant and/or donkey balls ;)

Oh and Mass Effect is pretty awesome so far.

I am somewhere between 50-100 pages in.

I don't remember for certain where i stopped and i just realized i am not going to be reading it today since i left the book at work :-/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 10, 2007, 05:47:10 PM
Unfortunately, when it comes to elections these days it's a matter of voting for the lesser of the 2 evils. I agree that both parties suck elephant balls, but there isn't a 3rd political party on the rise and there isn't a viable independant candidate either.

So we're still going to be stuck in the 2 party system for a lonnnng time.

Further, the democratic party is really stupid if they think that they're going to win in an election against Giuliani (the likely Republican candidate) with the likes of Obama and Hillary opposing him. I like Obama better, but I don't think he really stands a chance. The only candidate that could be competition for Giuliani on the Democrats side is the one that's not running...Gore. Gore would likely win the election in a walk, but he's still on his global warming crusade.



I'd really find it hard to believe that Gore could win. I pray to God that he never ever steps foot back into politics.

Meanwhile, I'm reading some Heinlein: Stranger in A Strange Land


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on June 13, 2007, 06:23:42 AM
60ish pages left in Mass Effect.

I heard rumors about a new Halo book being out but have seen nothing to confirm it :-/

I am probably going to burn thru some Christopher Pike books next.

I still need to get the last 2 books in the Doom series.
And i am going to hold off on reading the Illuminati books i have till i figure out how many i am missing from that series and if i can get them.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 13, 2007, 08:25:37 AM
Finished reading Lisey's Story by Stephen King.  It was an alright book.  Just picked up The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen and it's hard to stop reading it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on June 13, 2007, 12:22:06 PM
reading jurassic park again


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 13, 2007, 01:27:36 PM
reading jurassic park again
I've read Jurassic Park at least 30 time's.  I keep going back to that book every couple of months.   That and Tamara Thorne's Haunted are my to favorites.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 13, 2007, 01:46:47 PM
my cousin told me to check out some greg ilse but still have not, den what is a good first read from him?

depends on what you like. he's pretty across the board. if you like stuff based on World War II, Spandau Phoenix and Black Cross are both great. if you like conspiracy stuff go with True Evil or Footprints of God. if you like Cop/FBI/Murder Mystery stuff go with The Quiet Game, Dead Sleep or Blood Memory.

my favorite of all these has been Dead Sleep. all are pretty quick reads that suck you in. the exception being Spandau Phoenix. that one was his first novel and is loaded with a lot of factual information. it's very good, you just have to pay attention.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on June 13, 2007, 01:49:06 PM
Finished Barack Obama's book. Not a bad read. It's worth a library rental.

Imo, he's got no shot of winning an election because he's too clean cut. He definitely loves the USA and has some good ideas, though; but I don't think the average voter would be able to relate to him.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on June 13, 2007, 07:15:38 PM
thanks den i'm gonna check out dead sleep first.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on June 15, 2007, 12:58:43 AM
Reading
Transformers

Based on the movie.

It is amazing thusfar.
I'm about 100 pages in and things only get better :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on June 18, 2007, 11:51:49 PM
Picked up the Transformers prequel novel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on June 19, 2007, 12:00:36 AM
texas hold em by phill helmuth jr.

i konw the guys a prick but he's one of the best


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on June 19, 2007, 03:27:01 PM
texas hold em by phill helmuth jr.

i konw the guys a prick but he's one of the best

After reading his book you still won't be. You will just cry more. :P


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 22, 2007, 09:48:03 AM
finished Black Cross, just started Turning Angel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: pvtmurre on June 22, 2007, 12:01:15 PM
I'm reading Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab. It's very good, but I find it hard to take time to read books.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on June 23, 2007, 09:09:04 PM
the vampire lestat by anne rice


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on June 27, 2007, 09:49:25 AM
the vampire lestat by anne rice

Awesome book!

I'm reading "It's Only a Movie", a biography of Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Charlotte Chandler. Very enjoyable so far.

A little tidbit: he wanted to direct the original Titanic back in the 20's/30's (?), but the production company went with a different director. I would've loved to have seen a Hitchcock version of that movie...8)



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 27, 2007, 01:19:56 PM
Just picked up The Stranger House by Reginald Hill


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on June 27, 2007, 11:12:37 PM
Finished the Transformers prequel.
 
Reading the The Moons of Mirrodin.

The first book in the Mirrodin cycle.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on July 02, 2007, 12:38:35 PM
Still reading "It's Only a Movie".

Some interesting passages lately about how Hitchcock filmed his silent movies when he got started in such a way that the audience could feel that sound was implied in certain scenes.

Looking back on it and the Hitchcock films that I've seen, he did that a lot even when sound was available for him to use: facial expressions, smart editing, and creative cinematography all told the story as well or better than words can express in many of his films. A good example of this was "The Birds", when the lead actress is sitting on a school bench and in several cuts we see gradually more and more birds perching in the area behind her...and the only sound we hear is the background sounds of a teacher leading her class in a song, oblivious to the danger that's right outside their door...excellent filmmaking.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 02, 2007, 01:42:56 PM
Mortal Fear by Greg Iles. I've read everything he's writen once I finish this one.

I've got a huge pile to choose from next. I've got a few biographies that look interesting, Lenny Bruce, John Lennon, Roman Polanski.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 10, 2007, 08:10:05 PM
Starship Troopers.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 11, 2007, 03:33:51 PM
Just about finished up with The Darksteel Eye.
Second book of the Mirrodin cycle.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 14, 2007, 12:31:39 AM
Started The Fifth Dawn last night...
Or the night before???

Not sure what i will start next i got alot of choices...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on July 14, 2007, 02:35:19 PM
Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick. It's the first of a two book Elvis Presley biography.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 17, 2007, 05:31:54 PM
Battle Royal


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 17, 2007, 09:50:47 PM
The anime or is it a book from what the movie was based?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 18, 2007, 12:30:07 PM
Just started reading Ghost Dance by Mark T. Sullivan


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 18, 2007, 02:34:19 PM
The anime or is it a book from what the movie was based?

The book version.
I'm about 200 pages in.

Once i finish this i have to decide between The Zombie Survival Guide or the Command and Conquer novel...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 23, 2007, 06:22:57 AM
Finished Battle Royal a couple nights ago and started up The Zombie Survival Guide


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 30, 2007, 01:58:54 PM
The new COmmand and Conquer novel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on August 09, 2007, 12:25:34 AM
The Stand by King


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 09, 2007, 12:17:05 PM
Read Hunter S. Thompson's The Rum Diary and have now moved on to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. F&L thus far is like reading a script of the movie.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 16, 2007, 11:57:20 PM
Read the last Harry Potter (yeah yeah shut up) and it was pretty bad. Not sure what happened - like it got way edited or Rowling just didn't know how to end it - but there was some pretty bad writing.

The ending was corny too.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: hXd on September 03, 2007, 12:54:32 PM
I just finished The Bell Jar last week, great book. Now I'm starting on THe Fountainhead.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on September 05, 2007, 02:24:49 PM
I finished the "first book" of The Stand a couple nights ago.
(The book has 3 sub books inside of it.)

I am only somewhere between 4 and 500 pages in i believe.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on September 14, 2007, 08:12:18 PM
Just finished "It's Only a Movie". An Alfred Hitchcock biography.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on October 13, 2007, 10:49:47 PM
been on a Jaws kick lately.

read:

Jaws - Peter Benchley
The Jaws Log - Carl Gottleib, this is about the making of Jaws

just started:

Jaws 2 - Hank Searls

I also have Jaws: The Revenge. Does anyone know if there was a novelization of Jaws 3? I checked eBay, Amazon, no such luck.

also picked up another shark book by Peter Benchley called "White Shark".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 14, 2007, 12:35:57 PM
I finished the "first book" of The Stand a couple nights ago.
(The book has 3 sub books inside of it.)

I am only somewhere between 4 and 500 pages in i believe.

That damn book is sooooo long.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on October 14, 2007, 01:00:54 PM
Yea i picked it up again and started reading before going to sleep so i am making more headway in it.

About 3/4ths finished now.

The funny thing is i started reading it because at the time i didn't want to invest too much time reading any of the "series" books i have.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: hardart on October 23, 2007, 05:08:30 PM
just finished survivor by Chuck Palahniuk. started off really good, i found it a mixture between Fight club and dexter the tv show. however i found that the book just totally changed and once the character was famous and tehre was a porn landfill. it just wend a bit stupid.

i found the same with haunted. it started off good, then the characters became stupid and it let the book down.

survivour and haunted seem to start off with and indepth look at the characters, defining what type of person they are. then never develop it further and the characters become kinda dumb and just fit the characteristics that were set at the beginning of the book and dont act like humans would.
 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on October 25, 2007, 01:59:37 AM
Picked up World War Z so i'll be starting that up tomorrowafter i finish The Stand.

Still ignoring the series books i picked up.

Also Leon you are aware that there is a Hitman novel out there?(I picked it up a month or 2 ago.)
And the movie is slated (i believe) for later this year.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 25, 2007, 11:05:28 AM
Eh, as cool as the Hitman series is I'd much rather just play the same levels over and over than read a book about them.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 25, 2007, 01:15:13 PM
Currently reading Summer of Night by Dan Simmons.  Talk about a good spooky read.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on October 26, 2007, 02:12:43 PM
Harrington on Texas Hold 'Em, volume 2.



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on November 04, 2007, 11:04:10 PM
I just picked up a book called "Squeaky". It's about Lynette Fromme. She's the former Manson family member who pulled a gun on President Ford.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on November 05, 2007, 01:58:02 AM
I'm re-reading The Watchmen.  Can't wait for the movie.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on November 05, 2007, 11:01:29 AM
Just started Haunted by Heather Graham.  So far, so good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on November 05, 2007, 11:09:35 AM
Still reading Harrington on Hold'Em, vol 2.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on November 05, 2007, 05:15:46 PM
World War Z

Picked up some programming guides for Apache, MySQL and Perl that i have glanced over breifly.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Barracuda on November 05, 2007, 07:08:47 PM
Warcraft Well of Eternity


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on November 05, 2007, 09:31:12 PM
Just finished Fahrenheit 451 for my smart class.

Reading "The Mother Tongue: English and How it got that Way" By Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is a great author. He adds a touch of hilarity to his books, which are mainly facts put in everyday lingo, like "A Short History of Nearly Everything" Read him, he's awesome!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on November 05, 2007, 11:46:48 PM
Just finished Fahrenheit 451 for my smart class.

I thought that book was pretty good.
I know alot of people who didn't like it though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on November 15, 2007, 09:52:21 AM
I'm not reading it yet but I picked up Hannibal Rising last night. I've been told it's as terrible as the movie. I have not seen it. I grabbed it because it was $1.50 for a hardcover copy and I've read the other three. Might as well go for completeness.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 01, 2007, 04:03:15 PM
Act of Treason - Vince Flynn

this is not the type of book I would normally read, it was loaned to me by a friend who's reading my Asimov novels. I must admit it's pretty good though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on December 04, 2007, 12:29:01 PM
Currently reading All American by Cpt. Robert P. McGovern.  It's a fairly interesting read about Football, Iraq, and Afghanistan.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on December 09, 2007, 01:39:09 PM
Halo Contact Harvest.

I like it thus far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 10, 2007, 03:34:20 PM
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on December 10, 2007, 04:05:43 PM
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson

Good read, a lot of stuff the film adaptations just didn't portray.

Not convinced the new Will Smith version will be as good as Vincent Price's or even Charlton Heston's for that matter.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on December 11, 2007, 09:44:01 AM
Just started reading The Third Translation by Matt Bondurant.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Mister Staypuft on December 12, 2007, 06:11:32 PM
the book I'm currently reading is called:

An Almanac of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE compiled with instructive annotation and arranged in useful order by me, John Hodgman, a Professional Writer, in THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE, Which include: matters historical, matters literary, matters cryptozoological, hobo matters, food, drink, and cheese (a kind of food), squirrels & lobsters & eels, haircuts, utopia, what will happen in the future, and most other subjects.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 12, 2007, 11:41:34 PM
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson

Good read, a lot of stuff the film adaptations just didn't portray.

Not convinced the new Will Smith version will be as good as Vincent Price's or even Charlton Heston's for that matter.

It'll be better than Heston's, fo' sho


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 14, 2007, 09:00:23 AM
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson

Good read, a lot of stuff the film adaptations just didn't portray.

Not convinced the new Will Smith version will be as good as Vincent Price's or even Charlton Heston's for that matter.

It'll be better than Heston's, fo' sho

dude, Omega Man is one of the greatest movies ever.

NEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVILLLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on December 14, 2007, 09:10:40 AM
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson

I'm going to the movie tonight.


Reading "Bringing Down the House" about the true story of Ivy leaguers that scammed Vegas at the blackjack tables.

From what I've read so far, I could easily see this being made into a movie eventually.



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on December 14, 2007, 07:55:34 PM
Fairly certain Discovery or TLC did a documentary on them.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on December 15, 2007, 05:10:02 PM
I just finished up 1602 by Neil Gaiman.  Fucking awesome.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 16, 2007, 01:14:58 AM
Hannibal Rising - Thomas Harris


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 18, 2007, 10:29:19 AM
Hannibal Rising - Thomas Harris

guh... I'm about 120 pages in and it is not very good so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on December 20, 2007, 08:17:53 PM
Finished Halo Contact Harvest last night.

Going to start reading a book called Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, since i can't find any of the books i had planned on reading.

Plus i know this books is funny and i have been putting off reading it for quite some months now.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 22, 2007, 04:10:52 PM
Hannibal Rising - Thomas Harris

guh... I'm about 120 pages in and it is not very good so far.

Harris just went through the motions with this one.... *sigh* still 100 pages to go.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tondog on December 26, 2007, 01:49:23 AM
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Dr. Stephen T. Colbert D.F.A.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 27, 2007, 03:04:32 PM
The Menace From Earth - Robert Heinlein


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on December 27, 2007, 06:46:24 PM
Bringing Down the House.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on December 28, 2007, 10:33:46 AM
Third Degree - Greg Iles


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on January 14, 2008, 11:14:25 PM
I just finished up The Eye of the World - Robert Jordern.  Awesome characters and story,
but his writing style is a pain in the ass.

I also finished Eaters of the Dead - Michael Crichton.  Pretty cool went a lot faster too.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on January 14, 2008, 11:29:16 PM
I just finished up The Eye of the World - Robert Jordern.  Awesome characters and story,
but his writing style is a pain in the ass.

I also finished Eaters of the Dead - Michael Crichton.  Pretty cool went a lot faster too.

You just wait until you get to the 7th or 8th book, it starts to get really confusing at times. A shame he died, whoever finishes the series prob just won't be the same.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 16, 2008, 08:53:58 AM
just finished Eric Claptons autobiography.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on January 16, 2008, 10:15:50 AM
Just started reading 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill.  It's a collection of short "spooky" stories.  So far the stories have been really good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 19, 2008, 12:09:29 PM
Finished up Good Omens awhile ago.
Started the Brute Force: Betrayals just about finished with it.

It was kind of irritating how many times the author said things were shred like so much paper or thrown like so many ragdolls or etc, etc


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 19, 2008, 01:50:03 PM
V for Vendetta - Alan Moore


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 21, 2008, 05:22:20 PM
Finished up Brute Force

Reading Hitman: Enemy Within

For those who own lots of books or read alot check out Shelfari.com
Aubrey wanted to find something for her books and turned me onto it.

Just one more thing for me to obsess over trying to keep upto date.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 21, 2008, 07:24:15 PM
wow. I browsed that briefly and it looks pretty sweet. I'll need to check that out further.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 22, 2008, 08:03:08 AM
Yea it is a pretty cool site.
I've only got 7-10 books up there now i have a whole lot more to add to a bunch of sections.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on January 22, 2008, 08:37:32 AM
Still reading "Bringing Down the House" about the MIT blackjack team that took Vegas for millions in the mid-90's.

From what I'm gathering, they're the reason that casinos no longer allow mid-shoe entry at blackjack tables. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 23, 2008, 03:47:45 PM
Yea it is a pretty cool site.
I've only got 7-10 books up there now i have a whole lot more to add to a bunch of sections.


I created an account. I've put up 68 books so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on January 23, 2008, 03:57:27 PM
Same here, though I have another 250 or more to add to what I already put into it. I'm spoiled by our database system sorting all the variants, so I know it'll be a shitload of work to get everything into that one.

http://www.shelfari.com/sega_tan


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: hardart on January 23, 2008, 04:27:10 PM
am reading jpod by Douglas Coupland. is better than the tv show which is on at the moment. just bought about 17 books off ebay for like 99p each, my postman is gonna love me this week


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on January 25, 2008, 02:09:09 AM
Reading "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin. A university novel of my wife's that we had here for years. :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on January 25, 2008, 02:57:36 AM
I decided I needed to be 25% more American, so I cracked open Steven Colbert's I am America (and so can you).


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 26, 2008, 01:11:04 AM
I decided I needed to be 25% more American, so I cracked open Steven Colbert's I am America (and so can you).

I want to read that.
Love the picture of him as the Hulk on the jacket.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 27, 2008, 05:07:28 PM
Starting Jurassic Park.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: hardart on January 28, 2008, 08:11:06 AM
finished jPod. now reading Lunar park by bret easton ellis. this is my thrid book in a week and a half. is crazy how much time you have when you are off work


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 28, 2008, 10:23:21 AM
White Shark - Peter Benchley


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on January 28, 2008, 11:24:58 AM
Reading book 2 of the Darksword Trilogy, very impressed with the series so far.

http://www.shelfari.com/books/171109/Doom-of-the-Darksword-(Darksword-Trilogy-The)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 14, 2008, 11:17:04 AM
I just finished a quick one, GI Joe - Fools Gold by SM Ballard.

I'm currently about half done with Crackpot - The Obsessions of John Waters.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on February 18, 2008, 08:11:59 PM
reading interview with the vampire again.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 18, 2008, 09:23:14 PM
Tess of the D'ourberville's

God damn Victorian lit


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on February 19, 2008, 09:45:38 AM
Just picked up:

Beast by Peter Benchley


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on February 19, 2008, 05:11:23 PM
Paper Lion - George Plimpton


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on February 19, 2008, 05:22:09 PM
Just picked up:

Beast by Peter Benchley

Remember when this was turned into a made-for-TV movie? That shit was great.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on February 20, 2008, 08:58:41 AM
I have never seen the movie.  After this book I'll probably take up one of his other novels.  Probably The Deep, I've already read jaws.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on March 05, 2008, 03:26:17 PM
Started reading:  HOGs in the Shadows by Milo S. Afong.  It's a book of sniper stories from the Iraq war.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 06, 2008, 11:14:10 AM
I have never seen the movie.  After this book I'll probably take up one of his other novels.  Probably The Deep, I've already read jaws.

look for White Shark. I just finished that one. It's pretty good and not just a rehash of Jaws like the title might make it seem.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Barracuda on March 06, 2008, 06:32:26 PM
I've been reading Halo: Fall of Reach. I'm really enjoying it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on March 07, 2008, 08:41:34 AM
I have never seen the movie.  After this book I'll probably take up one of his other novels.  Probably The Deep, I've already read jaws.

look for White Shark. I just finished that one. It's pretty good and not just a rehash of Jaws like the title might make it seem.
I'll be looking for this one, thanks den


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: sarah1980 on March 10, 2008, 06:33:23 PM
i usually read 2-4 books at a time

right now

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Grave Matters by Max Allan Collins
Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix by J.R. Rowling
T2 - The Future Storm by S.M. Stirling


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on March 12, 2008, 02:36:23 PM
Started reading

The Deep by Peter Benchley

Still on the lookout for White Shark


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zimbacca on March 16, 2008, 02:30:10 AM
I only have about 100 pages left in The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 16, 2008, 04:46:10 PM
Deliverence - James Dickey


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 20, 2008, 01:01:07 AM
Starting Jurassic Park.

I have since finished Jurrassic Park
Lost World
Mortal Kombat (by Jeff Rovin which was so far from "kanon" it was in slight disbelief)
the first book of the MTG TimeSpiral trilogy
and am starting the second book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 21, 2008, 01:01:17 PM
I just finished Deliverance and am getting readt to start on The Talisman by Stephen King.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on March 27, 2008, 08:18:33 AM
Just started reading, Duma Key By Stephen King


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 08, 2008, 05:41:20 PM
finished books 2 and 3 of the Time Spiral Cycle

Now i am reading
The Texas-Israeli War: 1999


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on April 23, 2008, 04:08:15 PM
Just Finished Pet Semartary, now about Half Way Thru the Dark Half both by Stephen King, Next Up is Shadowland by Peter Straub


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on April 26, 2008, 02:46:05 PM
Started reading Next a couple days ago.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on May 10, 2008, 02:17:09 PM
reading the tommyknockers


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on May 10, 2008, 06:45:39 PM
I re-read "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" in a couple of hours this past week. I've read that book 4 or 5 times now. I love it. I'll probably reread 1984 next...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on May 28, 2008, 12:44:32 AM
The Legend of Sleep Hollow by Washington Irving


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on May 28, 2008, 04:15:22 AM
finished The Talisman, now reading Lord of the Flies.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on May 30, 2008, 07:37:14 AM
America's Game.

It's the history of the NFL. How it started out and became what it is today. Lots of interesting info!

For example, I didn't know that there was a merger before the AFL-NFL one in the 60's. The 1st merger took place in the late 40's/ early 50's and is where the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts were added to the NFL from the defunct AAFC.



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on May 30, 2008, 04:20:44 PM
during the downtime i read:

stephen king - bag of bones, very interesting read i suggest you guys read it if you like stephen king, once of his better ones.

steve berry- the amber room, took a few chapters to get into but after that the book flew by, very good read.

now i'm reaming dreamcatcher by stephen king.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on May 31, 2008, 07:48:31 PM
I just read 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'. Quite good, and that's coming from an agnostic. :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on May 31, 2008, 08:48:41 PM
I love people who call themselves agnostics.

Enjoy your religion.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on May 31, 2008, 09:22:35 PM
Well... It's not technically religion persay. Technically, I am in between Athiest, Agnostic, and Christian. I believe in a god, but not the God. Notice how I didn't use capital g in the first god. I actually don't know what to call myself. :-\
Oh well, but it doesn't matter. I'm going to hell anyway. ;D


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on May 31, 2008, 10:37:52 PM
Well... It's not technically religion persay. Technically, I am in between Athiest, Agnostic, and Christian. I believe in a god, but not the God. Notice how I didn't use capital g in the first god. I actually don't know what to call myself. :-\
Oh well, but it doesn't matter. I'm going to hell anyway. ;D

In what situation would you actually capitalize the G in your first use of god?

Also, if you believe in a god, doesn't that make you not even close to agnostic? Isn't their belief that the existence of a god or God is essentially unknowable?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on May 31, 2008, 10:44:44 PM
Like I said: enjoy your religion. You are obviously something, thus not free of its nasty little grasp.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 13, 2008, 09:10:19 AM
Started reading The Devil's Labyrinth by John Saul


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on June 20, 2008, 01:46:26 PM
Still reading "America's Game"


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on June 20, 2008, 03:15:14 PM
Tyrannosaur Canyon - Douglass Preston


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on June 20, 2008, 08:57:12 PM
Tyrannosaur Canyon - Douglass Preston

great book den, i read it not too long ago.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: jamespmt on July 02, 2008, 02:11:31 AM
Tyrannosaur Canyon - Douglass Preston
Tyrannosaur Canyon - Douglass Preston

great book den, i read it not too long ago.

i read yhis one last year not bad.

im reading Knife of Dreams- robert jordan


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on July 02, 2008, 05:44:32 AM
Tyrannosaur Canyon - Douglass Preston
Tyrannosaur Canyon - Douglass Preston

great book den, i read it not too long ago.

i read yhis one last year not bad.

im reading Knife of Dreams- robert jordan

I really gotta get back to the WoT series, I stalled out somewhere around books 8 or 9. Good to know that they found someone to finish the 12th book and conclude the series though, released sometime next year I believe.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: NES_Rules on July 02, 2008, 03:45:32 PM
Finish Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored today. Has to be the quickest I've ever read a book, 400+ pages in a week.

Anyone know of similar books for other bands (i.e. Beatles, the Who, Rolling Stones)?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on July 05, 2008, 08:59:26 AM
Finish Stairway to Heaven: Led Zeppelin Uncensored today. Has to be the quickest I've ever read a book, 400+ pages in a week.

Anyone know of similar books for other bands (i.e. Beatles, the Who, Rolling Stones)?

I hate not being able to take a week to finish a book. I read 400 pages in about 4-8 hours, strait through.

I'm gonna start on 'A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich'. I'll blast thought it in an afternoon. (Wish I could play games for that long.) ;)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on July 06, 2008, 03:15:27 AM
Watership Down - Richard Adams


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on July 13, 2008, 01:49:39 PM
So i finished up
Next

And have read
State of Fear
Time Line
MTG: Myths of Magic
HellGate London: Goetia
and at least 2 other books whose titles escape me at this time

Currently Reading
The Martian Way and other stories by Asimov


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on July 19, 2008, 07:03:03 PM
Reading Nemesis by Asimov

I have to read 3 books for summer reading, so I'm gonna start on those this week.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on July 22, 2008, 11:48:15 PM
the wastelands by stephen king


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Post by: BadEnoughDude on July 23, 2008, 12:10:40 AM
On the Road by Jack Kerouac.


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Post by: Tan on July 23, 2008, 12:24:11 AM
The Stainless Steel Rat for President (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1258057.Stainless_Steel_Rat_for_President_The) by Harry Harrison, love the series in all it's forms. :)


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Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 25, 2008, 12:23:22 PM
Bag of Bones by Stephen King


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Post by: two_scoop_steve on July 25, 2008, 01:55:00 PM
Bag of Bones by Stephen King

i really enjoyed bag of bones.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on July 26, 2008, 04:55:05 AM
I should read the 7th Harry Potter and be done with it, but I just don't seem to have the courage to start.



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Post by: logical123 on July 26, 2008, 05:12:20 PM
its not that bad, really.  ;D


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Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 28, 2008, 12:28:14 AM
Worst of the series though. Rowling seems to have let her money write 7.

Working on The Great Gatsby and Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels book.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on July 28, 2008, 11:32:06 AM
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
i really enjoyed bag of bones.
So far it's been a great read.  I'm hoping it's more like Duma Key and not Liseys Story.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on July 28, 2008, 01:13:48 PM
i still need to read duma key but i wait till it comes out in paperback, then i will buy it at a used bookstore.


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Post by: Feechy on July 28, 2008, 04:24:32 PM
Christine by Stephen King. I just found a box of his old books in my basement, so might as well read them.


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Post by: logical123 on July 28, 2008, 06:29:56 PM
My Biology book and Ivan Denisovich by Solzhenitsyn. Both are good.  :)


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Post by: NES_Rules on July 29, 2008, 03:29:00 PM
Finished "Riders on the Storm" by John Densmore today. Back to being bored at work for me.


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Post by: phoenix1967 on July 29, 2008, 03:55:06 PM
Still reading America's Game. I'm past the halfway point!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on August 05, 2008, 09:53:12 AM
Finally started reading Harry Potter 7 anyway. I'm roughly in a third of the book, it's nice.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on August 08, 2008, 08:09:55 AM
I just finished Watership Down. Pretty good action story about... rabbits. I liked it.

I am now reading: I Am Jackie Chan - My Life In Action - Jackie Chan


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on August 08, 2008, 12:13:59 PM
I am now reading: I Am Jackie Chan - My Life In Action - Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan wrote a book? (Or let a writer write one for him...) I didn't know that.

Talking of Jackie Chan, there is going to be a film with him on TV today...uuuhm it's *flees to Wiki to find title* AH: "Mr. Nice Guy".
Haven't seen this one yet although I saw most (80% maybe) of his movies. I'm excited :P


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 08, 2008, 03:32:37 PM
Master and Commander.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on August 08, 2008, 04:16:17 PM
Master and Commander.

As in the Aubrey-Maturin series?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 08, 2008, 05:09:39 PM
Yeah, have been a longtime fan of Bernard Cornwell who is considered the "direct heir" to Patrick O'Brian so I figured I should give him a read. Good stuff thus far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on August 08, 2008, 06:45:33 PM
Yeah, have been a longtime fan of Bernard Cornwell who is considered the "direct heir" to Patrick O'Brian so I figured I should give him a read. Good stuff thus far.

I was eyeing a Sharpe novel a few weeks ago, looks like something I'd enjoy, same with the Starbuck Chronicles.

Historical/Period fiction seems to be a rare commodity these days, especially considering how much of it is author hypothesis mixed with fact that reads like a dull textbook. It's nice that there are some authors who use events as the basis of the story, but without relying too much on the statistics and facts. Believable yet fresh and imaginative.


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Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 08, 2008, 08:23:41 PM
Yeah, have been a longtime fan of Bernard Cornwell who is considered the "direct heir" to Patrick O'Brian so I figured I should give him a read. Good stuff thus far.

I was eyeing a Sharpe novel a few weeks ago, looks like something I'd enjoy, same with the Starbuck Chronicles.

Historical/Period fiction seems to be a rare commodity these days, especially considering how much of it is author hypothesis mixed with fact that reads like a dull textbook. It's nice that there are some authors who use events as the basis of the story, but without relying too much on the statistics and facts. Believable yet fresh and imaginative.

Oh yeah, Cornwell does a brilliant job with his fiction. They're as entertaining as High Fantasy--Dragonlance and stuff like that--but have a basis in reality. If you like stuff like that I'd suggest...well...all of it. I started with The Archer's Tale and have since read pretty much everything he's written.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 12, 2008, 01:44:37 AM
I'm reading the Return of Sherlock Holmes [ebook form].

Great collection of stories.


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Post by: dotDarkCloud (dDC) on August 12, 2008, 02:38:35 PM
Read or reading recently:
The Grasslands by Kenneth Tam
The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Just started:
The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
Le Morte d'Arthur
A Brief History of the Vikings by Jonathan Clements
The Dilbert Future by Scott Adams


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on August 12, 2008, 02:54:31 PM
Le Morte d'Arthur

I find it ridiculous, how hard it is to find a good copy of this in any book store that hasn't been translated into modern English. For such a hugely popular and classic piece of literature, you'd think it would be more widely available. :P

I had a nice hardcover copy from the 60's many years ago, I wish I had never lost track of where it went.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 13, 2008, 02:27:34 AM
Now onto Back to the Stone Age, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.


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Post by: dotDarkCloud (dDC) on August 13, 2008, 08:10:23 AM

I find it ridiculous, how hard it is to find a good copy of this in any book store that hasn't been translated into modern English. For such a hugely popular and classic piece of literature, you'd think it would be more widely available. :P

I had a nice hardcover copy from the 60's many years ago, I wish I had never lost track of where it went.

I got this copy around Christmas from Coles... it's a great hardcover with some artwork. It's part of the "Collector's Library (http://www.crw-publishing.co.uk/series.php?id=7&bya=0)" (I've also got the CL Editions of Arabian Nights, Complete Works of Shakespeare,  and Edgar Allan Poe)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on August 13, 2008, 12:59:08 PM

I find it ridiculous, how hard it is to find a good copy of this in any book store that hasn't been translated into modern English. For such a hugely popular and classic piece of literature, you'd think it would be more widely available. :P

I had a nice hardcover copy from the 60's many years ago, I wish I had never lost track of where it went.

I got this copy around Christmas from Coles... it's a great hardcover with some artwork. It's part of the "Collector's Library (http://www.crw-publishing.co.uk/series.php?id=7&bya=0)" (I've also got the CL Editions of Arabian Nights, Complete Works of Shakespeare,  and Edgar Allan Poe)

Thanks for the link, I found the ISBN at Goodreads, maybe I'll have some luck in the half dozen Coles, Indigos and Chapters in my area.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 16, 2008, 06:34:06 PM
Does anyone else like ebooks [like Project Gutenburg] as much as me?

I read them at work when there's nothing to do.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 16, 2008, 07:06:39 PM
Does anyone else like ebooks [like Project Gutenburg] as much as me?

I read them at work when there's nothing to do.

I've read a couple online but for me, who spends enough time staring at screens, nothing beats a good book you can carry around with you.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on August 17, 2008, 09:27:44 AM
The Chosen, by Chiam Potak. Very good so far.  :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on August 17, 2008, 10:55:16 PM
4 past midnight by stephen king


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 18, 2008, 02:44:50 AM
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: phoenix1967 on August 18, 2008, 09:53:57 AM
Still reading "America's Game".

Also reading this year's Fantasy Football Index from time to time.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on August 18, 2008, 09:56:44 AM
Still reading "America's Game".

Also reading this year's Fantasy Football Index from time to time.

I don't even really play fantasy football anymore, but the FFI is still a good read :) I get it every year.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: otaku on August 19, 2008, 06:25:06 PM
Electric Forest by Tanith Lee
Perdido street station by china mieville (more of him to read soon)
Aldous huxley's eyeless in gaza is next also

Just finished charle's stross's new book saturn's children

Tried but failed to enjoy hardwired.

Bunch of others I want to read to.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 26, 2008, 05:14:10 AM
Currently reading the Planet Strappers.

Another old school sci fi story.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 26, 2008, 08:15:02 AM
Currently reading:

The Fighting 69th by Sean Michael Flynn <~About a ARNG Unit deploying to Iraq.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on August 26, 2008, 09:22:50 AM
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 26, 2008, 01:46:23 PM
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

That's one everyone should read at some point.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on August 27, 2008, 01:43:25 PM
Finished Harry Potter 7.

Took a break from it about halfway, thought it was getting boring in the tent, not much happening. The end totally made up for it though.

It's my favorite HP book along with part 6, simply for the fact they deal about the main story the most.


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Post by: Ghost Soldier on August 28, 2008, 08:55:09 AM
The House by Bentley Little


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 29, 2008, 01:45:30 AM
Finished Voodoo Planet and Subspace Survivors. Both very average at best.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on September 01, 2008, 05:01:22 PM
cell by stephen king


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 03, 2008, 01:11:20 AM
Now reading The Skylark of Space.


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Post by: blcklblskt on September 04, 2008, 03:21:23 PM
Just finished Tuesdays with Morrie.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Feechy on September 04, 2008, 03:28:55 PM
I got a book full of Edgar Allan Poe poem's, so right now I'm reading The Cask Of Amontillado.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on September 08, 2008, 11:18:42 AM
Just couldn't get into The House by Bentley Little.  Just started Eight Lives Down by Chris Hunter.  It's a book about a EOD expert in Iraq.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 10, 2008, 02:10:19 AM
Finished The Galaxy Primes, by E.E Elmer today.

It sort of sucked.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: dotDarkCloud (dDC) on September 10, 2008, 11:37:13 AM
I don't know if it fits here, but finished Watchmen.

Very good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on September 11, 2008, 12:50:57 AM
I don't know if it fits here, but finished Watchmen.

Very good.

i still need to read the watchmen, need to put it on my to get list.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 11, 2008, 02:51:14 AM
I facepalm.jpg every time I think about a movie version. It's just too much, it's made for the book, not the big screen.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: blcklblskt on September 11, 2008, 03:55:23 PM
Oedipus by, well, Sophocles ;P


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: dotDarkCloud (dDC) on September 11, 2008, 04:45:43 PM
Oedipus by, well, Sophocles ;P
That's a great read.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 17, 2008, 05:37:41 AM
Finished Spacehounds of IPC, onto Skylark III.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on September 18, 2008, 10:56:51 AM
Ghosts Among Us-James Van Praagh


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on September 18, 2008, 12:21:35 PM
red - jack ketchem


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: blcklblskt on September 18, 2008, 03:31:52 PM
Antigone by Sophocles.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on September 18, 2008, 04:09:04 PM
Antigone by Sophocles.

That's pretty heavy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: blcklblskt on September 18, 2008, 07:15:42 PM
Antigone by Sophocles.

That's pretty heavy.

It was meh.  I like Oedipus better, seemed to have more plot detail to it.  Antigone was more like you're dead, now you are, and now you, etc.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 23, 2008, 05:32:07 AM
Currently going through The Phantom of the Opera.

Very, very good. Highly recommended if you liked the musical/movies.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 23, 2008, 02:46:22 PM
Antigone by Sophocles.

That's pretty heavy.

It was meh.  I like Oedipus better, seemed to have more plot detail to it.  Antigone was more like you're dead, now you are, and now you, etc.

You taking a classics course or just reading for pleasure? I wish I had gone into classics sometimes, although I don't think I could deal with learning three languages, all of them dead.

I'm reading Post-Captain by Patrick O'Brian and The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: blcklblskt on September 23, 2008, 03:16:05 PM
Antigone by Sophocles.

That's pretty heavy.

It was meh.  I like Oedipus better, seemed to have more plot detail to it.  Antigone was more like you're dead, now you are, and now you, etc.

You taking a classics course or just reading for pleasure? I wish I had gone into classics sometimes, although I don't think I could deal with learning three languages, all of them dead.

I'm reading Post-Captain by Patrick O'Brian and The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson.

Nah, its just for Senior English, which starts with some Greek lit, then on to European stuff.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 23, 2008, 05:17:42 PM
Ah that sucks they run you through so fast. I took two quarters on solely classic lit.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on September 23, 2008, 10:15:08 PM
passenger by jack ketchum


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: blcklblskt on September 25, 2008, 03:11:40 PM
Reading Brisingr by Chris Paolini


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on September 25, 2008, 08:50:38 PM
it by stephen king


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 26, 2008, 02:00:33 AM
Finished Adaptation today.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on September 26, 2008, 09:11:14 AM
Warlord No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy by Ilario Pantano


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on September 28, 2008, 08:58:02 PM
I haven't read a book out of will since last school year. I have started 2 'out of will' books, but haven't finished them. I think I just am getting lazy, or not having enough time, or both. :P


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 29, 2008, 12:28:47 AM
Going to start Gulliver's Travels tomorrow.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Feechy on October 03, 2008, 08:43:03 PM
Been reading 1984 by George Orwell.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on October 05, 2008, 09:39:18 AM
So i finished up
Next

And have read
State of Fear
Time Line
MTG: Myths of Magic
HellGate London: Goetia
and at least 2 other books whose titles escape me at this time

Currently Reading
The Martian Way and other stories by Asimov

Finished up the Asimov collection quite some time ago.

Also read
MTG: Arena
MTG: Whispering Woods
MTG: Shattered Alliance
MTG: Final Sacrifice

Currently reading Grunts!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on October 06, 2008, 02:50:18 PM
I am now reading: I Am Jackie Chan - My Life In Action - Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan wrote a book? (Or let a writer write one for him...) I didn't know that.

Talking of Jackie Chan, there is going to be a film with him on TV today...uuuhm it's *flees to Wiki to find title* AH: "Mr. Nice Guy".
Haven't seen this one yet although I saw most (80% maybe) of his movies. I'm excited :P

This was a great book. It got me interested in his movies again. I've got a few DVD of his more recent movies and a bunch of VHS of old stuff still to watch.

Just finished Shock Value by John Waters.

not sure what's up next yet.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 06, 2008, 09:17:54 PM
The old stuff is fantastic. However, unless by new you mean Supercop new, his new stuff blows.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on October 07, 2008, 12:46:13 AM
Does anyone else read books constantly, remember plot details and characters, but never remember the author?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on October 10, 2008, 02:53:09 PM
The old stuff is fantastic. However, unless by new you mean Supercop new, his new stuff blows.

I don't know. I like his new stuff. Forbidden Kingdom was one of the best movies I saw this summer.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on October 10, 2008, 09:50:07 PM
Reading lots of short stories lately. Mostly about ghosts and mysteries.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: dom meatball on October 10, 2008, 11:21:57 PM
Communist Manifesto.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 10, 2008, 11:39:11 PM
living dead in dallas - charlaine harris


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 11, 2008, 09:46:41 PM
Communist Manifesto.

It's a wonderful fantasy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: otaku on October 15, 2008, 07:30:55 AM
Finshed: making a difference: coachbuilt road going ferraris of the 50s and 60s by marcel massini digital edition

almost done with perdido street station

Just ordered Metal Memory a hand made ferrari mystery about #0718 a 250 Testerossa. Gotta wait a month and a half :(


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 15, 2008, 01:58:31 PM
the andromeda strain - micheal crichton


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on October 17, 2008, 01:28:23 AM
Now up to: A Turn of the Screw


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 17, 2008, 01:17:12 PM
When Organizing Isn't Enough SHED by Julie Morgenstern.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on October 29, 2008, 01:50:11 PM
just finished hanniabal by thomas harris now i'm reading hanniabal rising.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on October 29, 2008, 06:19:01 PM
Reading Nemesis by Asimov

I have to read 3 books for summer reading, so I'm gonna start on those this week.

Wow... I never actually finished this book. It kinda was... Meh...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 06, 2008, 08:23:03 PM
I've been reading a lot of obscure Victorian ghost stories. Some if it droll as hell, but a few of them are rather good--one I just read "An Account of Some Disturbances in Aungier Street" was quite Lovecraftian (or maybe Lovecraft was quite Fanuvian), and likewise full of things that I have seen in horror movies.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on November 07, 2008, 03:23:00 PM
Hemmingway's Chair - Michael Palin

yep, THAT Michael Palin.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on November 07, 2008, 03:26:09 PM
just finished hanniabal by thomas harris now i'm reading hanniabal rising.

I didn't care for either of those. Hannibal Rising really felt like a cash grab. Hannibal was better but it was obvious Harris was trying to write a book they wouldn't make into a movie. They did... and REALLY changed the ending.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on November 07, 2008, 07:53:51 PM
Hard to believe, but it's Pride and Prejudice.

Well, someone convinced me to go for Jane Austen, alright?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on November 15, 2008, 09:55:13 PM
Looks like I'm going to reread the Lost World and a few others while I'm on vacation.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: dotDarkCloud (dDC) on November 21, 2008, 07:51:14 AM
Magician: Apprentice - Raymond E. Feist


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on November 23, 2008, 10:07:11 AM
The Great Train Robbery - Crichton
Haven't Started it just yet. Probably try and get some in between errands and work today.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 26, 2008, 11:31:43 AM
H.M.S. Suprise by Patrick O'Brian.

Also some Victorian shit.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 05, 2008, 12:25:26 PM
Moving on with the Aubrey-Maturin novels, up to Desolation Island.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on December 10, 2008, 01:47:22 AM
Long Ago, Far Away


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on December 10, 2008, 09:34:01 AM
Whispers of the Bayou-Mindy Starns Clark


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 10, 2008, 11:21:54 AM
Sharpe's Enemy


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on December 10, 2008, 11:30:24 AM
Moving on with the Aubrey-Maturin novels, up to Desolation Island.

Cochrane: The Real Master And Commander looks like a good read as well as it's the biography of the man that both Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower are based on.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on December 10, 2008, 01:10:09 PM
George Orwell - Animal Farm.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 10, 2008, 03:34:02 PM
Moving on with the Aubrey-Maturin novels, up to Desolation Island.

Cochrane: The Real Master And Commander looks like a good read as well as it's the biography of the man that both Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower are based on.

I'll have to check that out.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on December 10, 2008, 07:33:10 PM
Some book called Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, for World History. Seems more theology-ish, AND I don't like the book.


poo. :(


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on December 11, 2008, 06:35:30 PM
poo. :(
Bear?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on December 11, 2008, 06:45:19 PM
The Great Train Robbery - Crichton
Haven't Started it just yet. Probably try and get some in between errands and work today.

I haven't been putting much into it.
Its a good read but i find myself spending more time trying to beat games or working or surround by noise which inhibits my reading :-/
I'm only about 100 pages and the books only about 280 pages long.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on December 15, 2008, 11:11:16 PM

Nope, just a big poo. As in crap, shit, steaming doodle-bug, etc, etc...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Feechy on December 15, 2008, 11:52:49 PM
Same as Rob (logical). I just got the book from amazon and now apparently I got a huge test fro it. :(


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on December 16, 2008, 08:43:30 AM
Nope, just a big poo. As in crap, shit, steaming doodle-bug, etc, etc...
Awww, I like the bear better.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on December 19, 2008, 03:17:14 AM
Just finished a collection of the most well known Arabian Night's tales.

I love those stories. So cool.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on December 19, 2008, 08:49:37 AM
Roughneck Nine-One by SFC Frank Anternori, and Hans Halberstadt


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on December 20, 2008, 09:53:02 AM
Finished The Great Train Robbery finally last night.
Starting Halo: The Cole Protocol sometime todayish.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on January 07, 2009, 02:15:20 PM
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on January 21, 2009, 09:57:59 AM
Romancing The Stone by Catherine Lanigan writing as Joan Wilder 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on January 21, 2009, 08:57:55 PM
Just finished "Einstein's Refrigerator and Other Stories from Flip Side Of History" and apart from a few highlights, it wasn't worth reading. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 21, 2009, 09:28:36 PM
Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, and Donne.

I hate to admit it, but I actually find Dickinson's work quite good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 29, 2009, 03:21:13 PM
Magician: Apprentice - Raymond E. Feist

outstanding book! make sure to read the 3 other books in that series. Magician: Master, Silverthorn and A Darkness At Sethanon. I love Feist, I think I've read about 12 of his books.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on January 29, 2009, 03:23:24 PM
currently reading:

John Lennon: The Life - Philip Norman

before that:

My Life In Toon's - Joe Barbera


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hydrobond on January 29, 2009, 04:39:01 PM
(http://www.underdognation.com/images/book/book_jacket.gif)

It's pretty funny.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 29, 2009, 06:20:22 PM
I read that ^, was pretty good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 30, 2009, 07:59:16 PM
The Descent by Jeff Long


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on February 03, 2009, 09:56:39 AM
The Devil's Sandbox by John R. Bruning


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 03, 2009, 02:13:02 PM
Darkly Dreaming Dexter.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 03, 2009, 05:48:34 PM
The Descent by Jeff Long

Really into this book.
Some parts seem familiar though i can't quite figure out why.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on February 05, 2009, 05:26:32 PM
Just finished the House on the Borderland.

good old gothic horror.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on February 10, 2009, 02:33:00 AM
Also finished Flatlands recently too. Now that's a classic.

And math you can enjoy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 10, 2009, 07:28:16 PM
The Descent by Jeff Long

Really into this book.
Some parts seem familiar though i can't quite figure out why.


Hoping i can get this finished tonight or at least close to finished.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 10, 2009, 09:00:29 PM

...math you can enjoy.

LIES


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on February 12, 2009, 03:15:14 AM
Serious, Flatlands is a fun book.

Now onto Invaders from Beyond.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on February 16, 2009, 08:50:18 AM
Started reading Hell Gate London: Covenant last night


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on February 18, 2009, 09:42:57 AM
The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on February 25, 2009, 04:05:32 AM
Star Hunter

More derivatively trashy sci fi.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: logical123 on February 25, 2009, 08:17:24 AM
Oedipus Rex for English class. I like it a lot.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: blcklblskt on February 25, 2009, 09:27:40 PM
Oedipus Rex for English class. I like it a lot.

I read that in the beginning of this year.  I thought it was pretty good too.  Yay incest :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on March 05, 2009, 10:44:04 AM
Just started World War Z (again)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on March 05, 2009, 02:23:46 PM
Just After Sunset by Stephen King


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 05, 2009, 04:59:50 PM
Just started World War Z (again)

That was an excellent read.
Does he have anything new out yet?
I saw a set of Zombie Survival Guide flash cards but couldnt justify the 15+$


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 05, 2009, 05:12:10 PM
I don't think so; but there is rumor of a movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on March 05, 2009, 06:24:00 PM
Just started World War Z (again)

That was an excellent read.
Does he have anything new out yet?
I saw a set of Zombie Survival Guide flash cards but couldnt justify the 15+$

No idea I started it a long time ago but stopped reading it so I just started over.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on March 06, 2009, 06:52:34 PM
Just finished the Wasteland.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on March 11, 2009, 04:26:32 AM
Now onto The Return.

Yay for classic horror.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tan on March 11, 2009, 06:05:51 AM
Reading the third Battlestar Galactica novel (classic series). Amazing novels. If they had been able to put these stories to screen the way they wanted to, the show would have been fantastic.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: den68 on March 23, 2009, 10:50:49 AM
currently: Watchmen - Alan Moore

before that: Silverwing - Kenneth Oppel

before that: Coraline - Neil Gaiman


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 23, 2009, 04:27:00 PM
Hemingway short stories and On the Road by Kerouc


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on March 23, 2009, 04:41:26 PM
^ Have you read On the Road before?

I'm reading Ender's Game right now.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 23, 2009, 07:40:25 PM
No, first time.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: BadEnoughDude on March 23, 2009, 09:00:44 PM
What do you think of it?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on March 24, 2009, 01:18:12 AM
Unwise Child

Now completed.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on March 26, 2009, 12:46:31 AM
Started reading Hell Gate London: Covenant last night

Still reading this.
I should have finished it by now but i'm takingsuch huge gaps between readings :-/
Pretty sure i have fewer than 50 pages left.

Want to try and finish it tomorrow(or should that be today or even tonight???)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on March 27, 2009, 01:22:11 AM
Finished: Planet of the Damned

Onto: Deathworld


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: hXd on March 27, 2009, 09:33:37 AM
Currently reading Hagakure, after that I'm gonna seriously sit down with Watchmen


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on February 18, 2012, 01:33:27 PM
I'm just about to finish up the biography of the inventor of the MAD Magazine Fold-In:

(http://www.litkicks.com/Images/aljaffee.jpg)

Yeah, yeah, I know: "What's this 'magazine' thing," you're asking yourself.

Sigh... kids these days...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on February 18, 2012, 01:37:38 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/Shuihu.png)

Shui Hu Zhuan

I know what you're all thinking. "What?"


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: blcklblskt on February 20, 2012, 12:18:27 AM
That is a very fanciful cover.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on February 23, 2012, 01:18:51 PM
I'm reading mangas on the commute to and from school. I read through a couple of Great Teacher Onizuka volumes, which had some hilarious scenes, and am now reading Samurai Deeper Kyo.

SDK isn't too bad but it has the most rediculous plotline that could go on forever. There's a million characters, each with "unparalleled power!" Always during a fight when one of the heroes is almost defeated, there's always a new character that appears out of nowhere, or the hero transforms, or pulls of a "secret technique" etc... I'm rolling on the floor with laughter while reading this stuff on the bus. It reminds me greatly of Dragon Ball Z, where it took like a hundred episodes just to defeat Freeza.

"No way! It can't be! That's Mishuritomo no-kana Yoshirakando! The 7th Demon Lord of the Yashuko-Nasaki clan! His power is legendary!" ::)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on March 01, 2012, 09:53:43 PM
Been going through a hardcover collection of Life's Imponderables I picked up at a book sale recently.

It's basically a compendium of answers to everyday questions about how things work, or why things are arranged in a certain way. It's the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader of its day (the mid 80s to early 90s).

To me, the most interesting questions and answers involve technology that's no longer used, or is on the verge of obsolescence. Like what the "bias" in high-bias audio tape is. Or the deal with the change-return slot on a pay phone.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on March 01, 2012, 10:06:03 PM
Freedoms Landing by Anne McCaffery and then Ill be starting Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on March 08, 2012, 02:11:51 PM
I've been reading Rebound (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebound_%28manga%29) mangas, now that I'm through my SDK volumes. Fun series, wish I had more volumes of it (only have 5).


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Techie413 on March 09, 2012, 01:05:10 AM
Michael J. Fox's 'Always Looking Up'


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on March 13, 2012, 01:07:22 AM
Just finished Nanowhere.

Not very good at all.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on March 13, 2012, 08:15:05 AM
Started Rave Master. I have a bunch of these.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on March 13, 2012, 04:12:44 PM
Gonna read Lone Wolf and Cub methinks. Yeaaaaaah


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on March 19, 2012, 08:38:04 PM
Delver Magic: Book 1


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: bickman2k on March 21, 2012, 09:22:13 AM
Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sauza12 on March 21, 2012, 03:27:28 PM
I just finished an H.P. Lovecraft collection and just started reading All Your Base are Belong to Us, seen here:  http://www.amazon.com/All-Your-Base-Are-Belong/dp/0307463559/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332361619&sr=1-1


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on March 29, 2012, 04:07:25 PM
Just finished the second Incredible Change-Bots graphic novel, a downright silly TransFormers satire-tribute thingy.

(http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/covers/icbtwocoverroughcrop_lg.jpg)

If it weren't for comic books, I'd probably be illiterate today.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on April 08, 2012, 10:16:15 PM
I decided to get away from reading about the history of the Third Reich for a while, and switched to more upbeat material:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yJcmREpqL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 14, 2012, 05:51:28 PM
The Creepypasta Wiki.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on April 14, 2012, 10:05:58 PM
The Creepypasta Wiki.

What, no link?

http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepypasta_Wiki

Eh, no biggie, I Googled it.

I'm totally diggin' the Nightmare Fuel pics gallery... (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Nightmare_Fuel_%28Gallery%29)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 15, 2012, 03:46:04 PM
The Creepypasta Wiki.

What, no link?

http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepypasta_Wiki

Eh, no biggie, I Googled it.

I'm totally diggin' the Nightmare Fuel pics gallery... (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Nightmare_Fuel_%28Gallery%29)

I didn't want to open a can worms like last time I mentioned disturbing crap somewhere.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on April 15, 2012, 06:27:13 PM
The Creepypasta Wiki.

What, no link?

http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepypasta_Wiki

Eh, no biggie, I Googled it.

I'm totally diggin' the Nightmare Fuel pics gallery... (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Nightmare_Fuel_%28Gallery%29)

I didn't want to open a can worms like last time I mentioned disturbing crap somewhere.


Oh, so you're lettin' me take the fall, then.  :nono:

Man, that is so underhanded and devious.

I knew there was a reason I liked ya...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 15, 2012, 10:00:02 PM
The Creepypasta Wiki.

What, no link?

http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Creepypasta_Wiki

Eh, no biggie, I Googled it.

I'm totally diggin' the Nightmare Fuel pics gallery... (http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Nightmare_Fuel_%28Gallery%29)

I didn't want to open a can worms like last time I mentioned disturbing crap somewhere.


Oh, so you're lettin' me take the fall, then.  :nono:

Man, that is so underhanded and devious.

I knew there was a reason I liked ya...

My plan worked!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on April 17, 2012, 04:06:05 AM
Conan the Magnificent

Man, I love Conan stories.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: bombatomba on April 21, 2012, 09:49:21 AM
House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski.  I read an ebook copy a while ago but was told that reading the physical copy provides a more...  personal experience.  So far this is correct.

I also plan on buying The Walking Dead: Compendium One today or tomorrow. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: raffa1985 on April 22, 2012, 07:21:28 PM
Os Grandes Rios do Mundo(The Biggest rivers of the World) by Anne Terry White. It's a old juvenile encyclopedia that i bought today while i was strolling around a square here in my city for R$ 1,50 (less than 1 dollar). It's very cool, it tells the importance that some rivers had to some historical events. I love history books.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on April 28, 2012, 12:54:51 PM
Reading and enjoying The Shack.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on April 28, 2012, 10:28:36 PM
(http://cartoonart.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/dv.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 30, 2012, 04:19:28 PM
Fanfiction.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on April 30, 2012, 07:40:50 PM
The Threat from the Sea novels by Mel Odom


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on May 02, 2012, 11:59:36 PM
The Ant King and other stories

plus

Conan the Triumphant


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on May 03, 2012, 03:03:40 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_9jBbsunLe6U/S8Oc4vpZl7I/AAAAAAAABi4/PnHP5nvMq1Q/s1600/rivethead1.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on May 05, 2012, 06:43:45 PM
My DVD Player manual

No disc! No disc! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH :grrr:


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on May 21, 2012, 09:45:58 PM
I read some more fanfiction

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/149443_465354026815135_100000216244030_1947480_411821340_n.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on May 22, 2012, 04:45:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5x5Sv.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on May 31, 2012, 08:45:26 PM
I read some more fanfiction

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/149443_465354026815135_100000216244030_1947480_411821340_n.jpg)

I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?


As for myself:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/%24(KGrHqF,!qUE-ZCmNcCdBPqeOILm7w~~60_57.JPG)

I dug the movie, so I figure the book's gotta be at least twice as good.

I haven't been disappointed so far...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on June 05, 2012, 04:31:53 AM
I am reading The Complete Book of Drawing.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on June 08, 2012, 07:27:02 PM
Just started another happy-go-lucky tome of unadulterated joy:

(http://covers.openlibrary.org/b/id/18952-L.jpg)


And if you think that's an uplifting read, wait 'til ya see what I have on deck:

(http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/111170000/111179367.jpg)

With books like these, who needs prozac?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 08, 2012, 10:21:26 PM
I read some more fanfiction

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/149443_465354026815135_100000216244030_1947480_411821340_n.jpg)

I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?

Eenope, just horrible childhood traumas


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on June 09, 2012, 03:45:12 PM
I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?

Eenope, just horrible childhood traumas

What about crossover fics with TransFormers?

I might just read those to see if they're really as bad as I fear they'd be...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 09, 2012, 04:04:43 PM
I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?

Eenope, just horrible childhood traumas

What about crossover fics with TransFormers?

I might just read those to see if they're really as bad as I fear they'd be...

There's alot of overlap between the MLP and Transformers fan-base, so probably.  They might be good to, MLP stuff actually tends to be of pretty high quality as far as fanfic goes.

Here's a quick FF.net link:

http://www.fanfiction.net/Transformers_Beast_Wars_and_My_Little_Pony_Crossovers/65/621/ 

They's can't be as bad the Highlander/Twilight crossovers.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on June 10, 2012, 04:50:42 AM
They's can't be as bad the Highlander/Twilight crossovers.
Yikes :o


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 10, 2012, 06:51:28 AM
They's can't be as bad the Highlander/Twilight crossovers.
Yikes :o

Yeah, let's just say I found one that just the description and reviews OD'd me on stupid.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on June 10, 2012, 01:06:42 PM
I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?

Eenope, just horrible childhood traumas

What about crossover fics with TransFormers?

I might just read those to see if they're really as bad as I fear they'd be...

There's alot of overlap between the MLP and Transformers fan-base, so probably.  They might be good to, MLP stuff actually tends to be of pretty high quality as far as fanfic goes.

Here's a quick FF.net link:

http://www.fanfiction.net/Transformers_Beast_Wars_and_My_Little_Pony_Crossovers/65/621/ 

They's can't be as bad the Highlander/Twilight crossovers.

Oooh! Highlander/Twilight crossovers?!

Well, why didn't ya say so in the first place?

BRB...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 10, 2012, 01:32:28 PM
I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?

Eenope, just horrible childhood traumas

What about crossover fics with TransFormers?

I might just read those to see if they're really as bad as I fear they'd be...

There's alot of overlap between the MLP and Transformers fan-base, so probably.  They might be good to, MLP stuff actually tends to be of pretty high quality as far as fanfic goes.

Here's a quick FF.net link:

http://www.fanfiction.net/Transformers_Beast_Wars_and_My_Little_Pony_Crossovers/65/621/ 

They's can't be as bad the Highlander/Twilight crossovers.

Oooh! Highlander/Twilight crossovers?!

Well, why didn't ya say so in the first place?

BRB...

I take your "Bile Fascination" is kicking in?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on June 11, 2012, 11:26:16 PM
I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?

Eenope, just horrible childhood traumas

What about crossover fics with TransFormers?

I might just read those to see if they're really as bad as I fear they'd be...

There's alot of overlap between the MLP and Transformers fan-base, so probably.  They might be good to, MLP stuff actually tends to be of pretty high quality as far as fanfic goes.

Here's a quick FF.net link:

http://www.fanfiction.net/Transformers_Beast_Wars_and_My_Little_Pony_Crossovers/65/621/ 

They's can't be as bad the Highlander/Twilight crossovers.

Good grief... I can't even go beyond reading the fanfic descriptions, these are so preposterous.

In the meantime, I think I'll just leaf through a little something I picked up at a local thrift:

(http://animeartbookonline.com/images/detailed/1/IMG_4164.jpg)

At first, I thought it was the Japanese edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. But no, it's all about cosplaying as your fave anime or video game character (COSMO = COStume MOdel). Its only common thread with American Cosmo are some illustrated make-up application tips. At least, I think that's what it's about, seeing as how I can't actually read the text.

If you don't think cosplay in the Land of the Rising Sun is serious business-- and can be downright scary as all get-out-- you've got another think comin'. A lotta the outfits shown look downright uncanny.

The scary thing is, the last page promotes the "Maid and Lolita Photo Party," which would definitely get the Pedobear Seal of Approval, if there ever was such a--

(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/170/456474931_0356ba4a8d.jpg)

Oh right... this is the internet we're talking about.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 12, 2012, 11:52:55 AM
I sure hope the fanfics you read don't involve... shall we say... citrus?

Eenope, just horrible childhood traumas

What about crossover fics with TransFormers?

I might just read those to see if they're really as bad as I fear they'd be...

There's alot of overlap between the MLP and Transformers fan-base, so probably.  They might be good to, MLP stuff actually tends to be of pretty high quality as far as fanfic goes.

Here's a quick FF.net link:

http://www.fanfiction.net/Transformers_Beast_Wars_and_My_Little_Pony_Crossovers/65/621/ 

They's can't be as bad the Highlander/Twilight crossovers.

Good grief... I can't even go beyond reading the fanfic descriptions, these are so preposterous.



Yeah, ff.net isn't usually the best stuff, I just grabbed that for a quickie. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on June 13, 2012, 03:52:31 AM
Just finished

From the Hands of Hostile Gods


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on June 21, 2012, 04:24:25 AM
Will Eisner's The Dreamer

(http://i.imgur.com/XYAvf.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on June 21, 2012, 04:59:02 AM
(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/ixtaileddemonfox/148638761.jpg)

Just Started this.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on June 22, 2012, 03:40:29 PM
One Piece Vol. 38

(http://i.imgur.com/hqsPt.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 24, 2012, 08:19:51 PM
I'm consider reading more fan-fiction. I read some Creepypasta on my phone earlier too.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: wildbil52 on June 24, 2012, 08:54:21 PM
The Name of the Wind


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on June 25, 2012, 12:21:45 PM
The Hobbit (yep, again!)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/pt/thumb/d/d3/O_Hobbit.jpg/200px-O_Hobbit.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: RETROKING on June 29, 2012, 08:58:38 AM
Im reading Christine at the moment(its 1 of my favorite movies) ;D,i also have another copy of it in hardback with a black cover.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on June 29, 2012, 04:07:08 PM
Resident Evil: Marhawa Desire

(http://i.imgur.com/treyp.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 29, 2012, 08:26:07 PM
An empty Word Document.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on June 29, 2012, 08:47:07 PM
An empty Word Document.

...taken from my little black book.  :'(


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on June 29, 2012, 08:59:06 PM
An empty Word Document.

...taken from my little black book.  :'(

No, this is the one that would be a fanfic if I wasn't lazy.

I've seen your book though, how did you get Angelina Jolie's number?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on June 30, 2012, 04:38:05 AM
The box of my Dingoo a320 :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on July 01, 2012, 11:46:17 AM
An empty Word Document.

...taken from my little black book.  :'(

No, this is the one that would be a fanfic if I wasn't lazy.

I've seen your book though, how did you get Angelina Jolie's number?

Let's just say Jennifer Aniston is more vindictive than you've been led to believe.

As for myself: I've been leafing through a few Nintendo Power game strategy guides I picked up yesterday.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Duke.Togo on July 01, 2012, 12:05:25 PM
Has anyone read any of the Mass Effect novels? I like the games and the universe, but I'd like to hear from someone else before picking them up.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on July 01, 2012, 04:15:31 PM
Commodore 64 manual


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on July 02, 2012, 04:40:38 AM
The box of Star Wars Trilogy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: wildbil52 on July 02, 2012, 09:56:36 AM
Has anyone read any of the Mass Effect novels? I like the games and the universe, but I'd like to hear from someone else before picking them up.

The Drew Karpyshn Mass Effect books are pretty good. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on July 02, 2012, 11:17:45 AM
I'm digging through Cracked.com's archive of video-game-related articles and lists.

http://www.cracked.com/humor-video-games.html

I just got done reading 5 Reasons why Bowser is the Most Successful Video Game Character. (http://www.cracked.com/article_18863_5-reasons-bowser-most-successful-video-game-character.html)

Now I'm looking at the big galoot in a whole new way.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on July 05, 2012, 12:22:58 PM
I'm reading 5 Reasons why Bowser is the Most Successful Video Game Character too.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: wildbil52 on July 17, 2012, 10:34:58 AM
Finished The Name of the Wind and it was very good.

Just started A Song of Ice and Fire.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on July 17, 2012, 09:27:12 PM
My fanfiction, I think I just got instant writers block.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Razor Knuckles on July 17, 2012, 10:18:32 PM
Real collectors don't read books, they read their games!

Started out with some baby steps. Read Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld. Only 10 pages long. Author is SEGA. Was published in 1996. Lets take a look into this exciting, yet educational piece of literature. Only took me 30 seconds to read. Cause I'm a speed reader.

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w462/RazorKnuckles/100_1804.jpg)


(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w462/RazorKnuckles/100_1803.jpg)



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on July 18, 2012, 04:40:23 AM
And it's better than Harry Potter and Twilight :nod:


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Razor Knuckles on July 18, 2012, 08:16:32 PM
Moving on we will step into another educational book here. This ones a little more difficult as we are dealing with music here.

Read Tails and the Music Maker. As I am a big fan of Tails I had to do myself a favor and read this. For the most part it's only ten pages long so it was a quick read. The author is SEGA. It was published in 1994. A great piece of literature for you music loving folks. Lets take a quick look.

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w462/RazorKnuckles/100_1805.jpg)

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w462/RazorKnuckles/100_1801.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on July 19, 2012, 04:44:51 AM
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_401_if-video-game-adaptations-movies-didnt-suck/



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Razor Knuckles on July 31, 2012, 09:32:05 AM
On a more serious note. Today I'm going to read through the Zombie Survival Guide written by Max Brooks (Son of Mel Brooks). This 272 page book will teach you survival tactics when the impending zombie apocalypse occurs. I encourage everyone to read this as it may save your life.

(http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w462/RazorKnuckles/zombie018.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on July 31, 2012, 05:59:59 PM
On a more serious note. Today I'm going to read through the Zombie Survival Guide written by Max Brooks (Son of Mel Brooks). This 272 page book will teach you survival tactics when the impending zombie apocalypse occurs. I encourage everyone to read this as it may save your life.

Well in that case, maybe you should read this first:

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/ui/shared/images/marketing/book/book.jpg)

You know, just to be on the safe side...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Razor Knuckles on July 31, 2012, 07:33:38 PM
Good looking out Zagnorch. I suddenly have the munchies now. Don't worry... I'll..... Be......... fine. Ahhhhhh!!!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on August 01, 2012, 04:42:44 AM
Oh no!!!!! :-\


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 04, 2012, 08:48:18 PM
Dogland


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on August 05, 2012, 04:34:05 AM
One Piece Vol. 6

(http://i.imgur.com/MUXXC.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on August 07, 2012, 10:18:35 PM
I just read the Tvtropes page on a fanfic called "the conversion bearu" I'm going to go watch Highlander now to restore my faith in humanity.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 16, 2012, 03:52:22 AM
Just finished

Eastern Standard Tribe


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on August 16, 2012, 04:34:08 AM
Nothing :(


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on September 11, 2012, 06:24:55 PM
I'm going to go watch Highlander now to restore my faith in humanity.

It's far too late for that I'm afraid.

Speaking of the darkest depths of depravity, I present you with Cracked.com's list of The 7 Most Horrifying moments from Children's Video Games:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20017_the-7-most-horrifying-moments-from-childrens-video-games.html

'Cuz if I can't have my childhood go unraped, nobody's can!   :grrr:


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: wildbil52 on September 11, 2012, 06:58:35 PM
The Wise Man's Fear


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on September 12, 2012, 04:32:56 AM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro Series #1


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 14, 2012, 06:29:31 PM
The Gospel of the Knife


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on September 15, 2012, 04:16:26 AM
One Piece vol. 39

(http://i.imgur.com/feKyY.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on September 24, 2012, 04:07:40 PM
I'm reading The 10 Most Terrifying Places on Earth:

http://listverse.com/2010/07/07/10-most-terrifying-places-on-earth/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 26, 2012, 03:36:30 AM
Daughter of the Sun


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on September 26, 2012, 06:55:00 AM
Yet another Cracked.com video game article, 7 Video Game Easter Eggs Designed to Screw with Your Head:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20038_7-video-game-easter-eggs-designed-to-screw-with-your-head.html


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on September 26, 2012, 09:25:35 AM
Yet another Cracked.com video game article, 7 Video Game Easter Eggs Designed to Screw with Your Head:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20038_7-video-game-easter-eggs-designed-to-screw-with-your-head.html
#1. Diablo: The Secret Cow and Secret Pony Levels :D


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on September 26, 2012, 11:23:42 AM
Witchling


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on October 03, 2012, 09:17:55 PM
Here's some food for thought:

What if some video game "villains" really are misunderstood, rather than outright evil?

http://www.cracked.com/article_20043_5-famous-video-game-villains-who-are-actually-victim.html


Speaking of food: leave it to Cracked.com to celebrate the first presidential debate by getting down to the most important political issue of the day:

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/elections-top-issue-whether-or-not-to-eat-wang-shaped-food/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 19, 2012, 07:20:14 PM
Just finished this:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/847591.Selling_Sickness

A good ol fashioned muck rake re: the pharmaceutical industry and the fda are in cahoots. SHOCKER!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on October 30, 2012, 03:55:47 AM
Just found a piece on the priciest high-ticket retro video games:

http://money.msn.com/investing/dollar20000-for-a-retro-video-game


Oh, and a Cracked.com piece on The 6 Creepiest Glitches in  Famous Video Games (Part 2):

http://www.cracked.com/article_20125_the-6-creepiest-glitches-in-famous-video-games-part-2.html



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on October 30, 2012, 11:03:43 AM
13 Old-Timey Photos That Prove History Was Haunted: :speechless:
http://www.cracked.com/article_20070_13-old-timey-photos-that-prove-history-was-haunted.html

27 Things You Never Noticed in Famous Video Games: :o
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_312_27-things-you-never-noticed-in-famous-video-games/

27 Science Lessons As Taught by Famous Video Games: :stupid:
http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_388_27-science-lessons-as-taught-by-famous-video-games/



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on October 30, 2012, 11:12:37 AM
Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on November 14, 2012, 03:40:35 AM
Just found a piece on the priciest high-ticket retro video games:

http://money.msn.com/investing/dollar20000-for-a-retro-video-game


Oh, and a Cracked.com piece on The 6 Creepiest Glitches in  Famous Video Games (Part 2):

http://www.cracked.com/article_20125_the-6-creepiest-glitches-in-famous-video-games-part-2.html


I am reading those now.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on November 26, 2012, 10:59:26 PM
Working on Asimov. Reading End of Eternity now but going to get back into the rest of the Foundation stuff after.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on November 27, 2012, 03:33:46 AM
One Piece Vol. 10


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on November 28, 2012, 01:26:58 AM
The Gathering Storm - Book 12 of The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

my first time reading through the series and i'm almost done, i have it planned out to finish exactly on the day A Memory of Light (the final book) comes out. love the series so far, even though it does tend to drag on at times.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: jansolee66 on December 01, 2012, 11:17:32 AM
Just finished Book 9 of the Wheel of Time. Then finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I was reading them, more or less, simultaneously). Now I'm reading "The Girl Who Played with Fire" but I hate the copy I have because the text is so small that I'm coming to realize I might need glasses.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 01, 2012, 02:32:08 PM
Lonesome Dove.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on December 01, 2012, 02:59:57 PM
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Micro-Series #3


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sauza12 on December 02, 2012, 08:46:46 PM
I'm actually reading two right now:  The Hobbit in preperation for the movie and The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on December 05, 2012, 04:30:49 AM
Finished Lonesome Dove after like forever. Loved it.

Listened to The Sunset Limited at work tonight. Damn good.

Got Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman in the mail, bout to dive in.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on December 08, 2012, 09:29:47 PM
Towers of Midnight, book 13 of the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. last of the books that are out for this series, and then the final book when it comes out in january! getting excited, the story is starting to really pick up these last couple books.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Deafens Proner on December 11, 2012, 02:51:35 PM
I'm reading the New Super Mario Bros. manual :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Hungrymoose on December 11, 2012, 06:44:09 PM
Just finished the latest book in the Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne.  Awesome series!  I recommend the audiobooks as the reader does an amazing job.

http://www.kevinhearne.com/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 17, 2012, 10:56:15 AM
In The Woods by Tana French

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/237209.In_the_Woods

Just a pulpy detective novel that I grabbed at random off my wife's shelf because I wasn't in the mood for anything specific. About 100 pages in, and it's starting to get pretty good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on January 03, 2013, 03:29:53 PM
Been reading The Crystal Shard before going to sleep every night.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 04, 2013, 11:22:09 AM
Finished In the Woods last weekend. Very disappointing in the end, I would not recommend it.

About two-thirds through Gateway by Frederik Pohl

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/218427.Gateway

Found this book on many "best sci-fi novels of all time" type lists and so far I cannot disagree. It has a satirical tone I was not expecting, and takes place in a fascinating universe.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on January 05, 2013, 12:23:30 PM
Just finished a couple Cracked.com articles, starting with The 6 Most Baffling Video Game Spinoffs.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20158_the-6-most-baffling-video-game-spinoffs.html

I don't think you Typing of the Dead fanboys are gonna like the writer's take on the game.

I found the grim-&-gritty Bomberman reboot downright baffling... and something to add to my hunt list.




And while you're there, I dare you to check out The 6 Geekiest Sex Toys. 'Cuz I'm not gonna link it here, for reasons that will become obvious.

All I'll say about it is, I have to get off the internet...

...forever.

And stay the hell away from me, you sicko.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on January 05, 2013, 02:18:53 PM
Just finished a couple Cracked.com articles, starting with The 6 Most Baffling Video Game Spinoffs.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20158_the-6-most-baffling-video-game-spinoffs.html

I don't think you Typing of the Dead fanboys are gonna like the writer's take on the game.

I found the grim-&-gritty Bomberman reboot downright baffling... and something to add to my hunt list.




And while you're there, I dare you to check out The 6 Geekiest Sex Toys. 'Cuz I'm not gonna link it here, for reasons that will become obvious.

All I'll say about it is, I have to get off the internet...

...forever.

And stay the hell away from me, you sicko.

He didn't do his research anyway, half the comments were correcting things he screwed up in the Sonic section of the list.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on January 05, 2013, 10:12:53 PM

He didn't do his research anyway, half the comments were correcting things he screwed up in the Sonic section of the list.

The other half were comments correcting the comments.

And people wonder why I don't believe in anything anymore...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: jansolee66 on January 07, 2013, 10:25:58 PM
I'm about 7% of the way into The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I've enjoyed the series but I'm about ready to get back to book 10 of The Wheel of Time. I might also pick up the newest Steven Colbert book. I very much enjoyed "I am America and so Can You".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on January 07, 2013, 10:46:51 PM
I'm about 7% of the way into The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I've enjoyed the series but I'm about ready to get back to book 10 of The Wheel of Time. I might also pick up the newest Steven Colbert book. I very much enjoyed "I am America and so Can You".

how are you liking wheel of time so far, and is it your first time reading it? i just finished book 13, my first read through, one day before the final book comes out. if it's your first time going through it, you'll be happy to know it gets much more exciting again from about book 11 and on. it had some definite good parts in the middle books, but overall i wasn't a big fan of books 7-10...parts of 6 were boring too but it finished so epicly that it's hard not to like it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: jansolee66 on January 08, 2013, 07:56:22 PM

how are you liking wheel of time so far, and is it your first time reading it? i just finished book 13, my first read through, one day before the final book comes out. if it's your first time going through it, you'll be happy to know it gets much more exciting again from about book 11 and on. it had some definite good parts in the middle books, but overall i wasn't a big fan of books 7-10...parts of 6 were boring too but it finished so epicly that it's hard not to like it.

It is my first time through and my buddy, who got me started on the series, has told me exactly the same thing you just said. I agree that book 7 through most of book 9 was relatively uneventful.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on January 08, 2013, 08:24:28 PM
I gave up the series years ago about 10 chapters into book 9. I was super bored and had just discovered Dragonlance about that time.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: two_scoop_steve on January 08, 2013, 11:14:44 PM
Hellbound Hearts by Clive Barker


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on January 14, 2013, 04:57:02 AM
I'm so slack with my reading lately.

Caffeine the novel


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on January 14, 2013, 10:18:30 PM
A Memory of Light, book 14 (the final one) of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

it finally got here in the mail! it was supposed to be released on the 8th, so it's 6 days late which i'm a little mad about. but now i'm just happy to have it and be reading the series finale.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 15, 2013, 01:50:31 PM
Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 16, 2013, 11:28:29 AM
I'm reading The Robots of Dawn by Asimov. The final book in the robot series, and by far the best. I liked the first two novels a lot but I cannot believe how much better this one is by comparison.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on January 16, 2013, 11:35:42 AM
The gunslinger by stephen king.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: bombatomba on January 20, 2013, 12:56:04 PM
Moon and Sixpence.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on January 23, 2013, 02:22:34 PM
i just finished The Wheel of Time series! it was amazing, i highly recommend it to anyone that likes fantasy. as overused as it is, there's no word that describes the final book better than epic. i mean seriously it has about 150 pages of politics and character development, and then 750 pages of non-stop action with a massive world war.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on January 23, 2013, 05:26:41 PM
Just over 400 pages into Murakami's "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle."  I've put down reading for quite a while after getting burned out from reading in graduate school; probably averaged somewhere between 2-3 novels a week + papers.  Really enjoying and now and glad to be back.  Read "Norwegian Wood" a few years ago and really liked it.  Have a few more Murakami books on order right now.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 24, 2013, 09:55:23 AM
I'm going to finish In Cold Blood today.

It is one of the best books I have ever read. I'm very curious to read something else by Capote because In Cold Blood is so masterfully written It really makes the reader feel like he is with the characters, which makes the book very disturbing. I'm curious if that masterful writing transfers well to something that is not at seedy and sensational, like Breakfast at Tiffany's.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on February 03, 2013, 02:55:07 AM
Omaha

It's actually about hacking and drug deals. Sort of.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on February 06, 2013, 03:18:33 PM
I'm reading something called "Knights of the Blood" I got in a Dollar Store, the actual story is interesting, but the writing is really clunky/beige and hard to get used to(it took me about 50+ pages to get used to it enough to ignore it) and the characters are kinda dull.

Boy the writer loves his cars though, the minute he gets a chance to talk about cars, or have a character talk about cars. the writing gets really enthusiastic and detailed.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 10, 2013, 08:05:20 AM
Rereading Dark Knight Returns.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on February 15, 2013, 01:08:11 AM
Seven Swords

basically Seven Samurai but fantasy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on February 15, 2013, 02:54:13 AM
Wolves of the Calla


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on March 31, 2013, 12:44:54 AM
Took a stroll through Cracked.com, and found a few things of interest, like...

Five Iconic Characters Who Got Insane Reboots in Foreign Comics:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20340_5-iconic-characters-who-got-insane-reboots-in-foreign-comics.html

The two entries you vidya freaks will find most interesting are #3 (German Mario) and #2 (Brazilian Mega Man).


Then there's The 5 Most Offensive Attempts at Video Game Marketing:

http://www.cracked.com/article_20339_the-5-most-offensive-attempts-at-video-game-marketing.html

Good going, guys-- just give Jack Thompson and his ilk more ammunition to use against you.


Aaaand, just for fun, here's 24 Details That Would Make Video Games TOO Realistic:

http://www.cracked.com/photoplasty_551_24-details-that-would-make-video-games-too-realistic/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on April 01, 2013, 08:43:00 PM
NOTE: please refer to http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=11649.0 before reading this entry, thanks.

Highly recommended reading:

(http://i43.tower.com/images/mm100893010/out-harms-way-jack-thompson-hardcover-cover-art.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 03, 2013, 11:32:00 AM
Reading Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer...needless to say I don't think I'll ever try Everest.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on April 03, 2013, 12:17:00 PM
I've been lost on the Disc.

Reading Jingo now after finishing Equal Rites.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sauza12 on April 07, 2013, 10:34:33 PM
I started reading The Best Horror of the Year Volume One as seen here:  http://www.amazon.com/Best-Horror-Year-Vol-1/dp/1597801615/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1365392001&sr=8-2&keywords=the+best+horror+of+the+year

I bought it back when Borders was going out of business and never got around to it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 08, 2013, 01:28:28 PM
Reading The Black Company

Pretty interesting fantasy world. Really evident that Bungie raped it for their Myth mythos.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on April 09, 2013, 05:48:14 AM
The Variant Effect


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on April 09, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
Reading "Kafka on the Shore." I've been on a big Murikami kick recently.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 09, 2013, 07:44:13 PM
I'm re-reading a YA novel I liked as a kid called "Werewolf Rising", it's funny because it does the "try to humanize the monsters" thing like Twilight, but's actually pretty good and it's own little self-made Werewolf mythos is kinda interesting. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 17, 2013, 10:00:43 PM
Finished the first three Black Company novels. Really fun blend of low/high fantasy that's really well written. Makes ol' RR Marty look like the twelve year old kid that he is.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on April 18, 2013, 12:15:47 AM
Makes ol' RR Marty look like the twelve year old kid that he is.

that's not difficult

"BOOBIES"


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 20, 2013, 04:31:56 PM
Started American Gods by Neil Gaiman.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on April 21, 2013, 09:24:15 AM
Finally reading The Hobbit, which I got as a birthday gift last year. Having already read The Lord of the Ring in years past, it's amazing to see how the difference in writing between the two books. It's almost like each novel was written by a different person.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on April 21, 2013, 01:38:12 PM
Finally reading The Hobbit, which I got as a birthday gift last year. Having already read The Lord of the Ring in years past, it's amazing to see how the difference in writing between the two books. It's almost like each novel was written by a different person.

ya you really should have read the hobbit first. besides story sequence, it's a much better experience to go from the light hearted Hobbit into the much better written LotR rather than the other way around.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on April 21, 2013, 01:58:23 PM
Finally reading The Hobbit, which I got as a birthday gift last year. Having already read The Lord of the Ring in years past, it's amazing to see how the difference in writing between the two books. It's almost like each novel was written by a different person.

ya you really should have read the hobbit first. besides story sequence, it's a much better experience to go from the light hearted Hobbit into the much better written LotR rather than the other way around.

Would have love to, but the cards fell a bit oddly on this one. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was given to me years ago when the movie had just hit the theaters, likewise with The Hobbit. Writing aside, I also already have a general idea of story progression, what with growing up on multiple viewings of the Rankin-Bass films. :D


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on April 21, 2013, 02:55:29 PM
Finally reading The Hobbit, which I got as a birthday gift last year. Having already read The Lord of the Ring in years past, it's amazing to see how the difference in writing between the two books. It's almost like each novel was written by a different person.

ya you really should have read the hobbit first. besides story sequence, it's a much better experience to go from the light hearted Hobbit into the much better written LotR rather than the other way around.

Would have love to, but the cards fell a bit oddly on this one. The Lord of the Rings trilogy was given to me years ago when the movie had just hit the theaters, likewise with The Hobbit. Writing aside, I also already have a general idea of story progression, what with growing up on multiple viewings of the Rankin-Bass films. :D

i still need to see all the rankin bass ones, even though i've heard they're terrible compared to the peter jackson versions. i'd also like to listen to the 1981 BBC radio play of Lord of the Rings someday, it even had Ian Holm as Frodo (instead of Bilbo that he played in the peter jackson movies).

it's not a trilogy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on April 24, 2013, 08:02:31 PM
The animated hobbit isn't really bad at all. The LOTR ones cut wayyyyy too much.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on May 04, 2013, 02:34:16 AM
The Rankin-Bass films aren't really that bad, in my opinion, but it all depends on what you're trying to get out of them. They aren't the action packed adventures that the Jackson films are, but they are examples of decent animation mixed with great story telling. Having seen the newer Hobbit film, I think the Rankin-Bass version is superior. But yeah, as The Infinite Leon said, the LOTR animation is lacking a lot of content, to the point that it's pretty much a highlight reel of the most important of the important parts of the trilogy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: ixtaileddemonfox on May 04, 2013, 07:59:25 AM
Tokyo Underground


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on May 05, 2013, 12:29:38 PM
I just read a little bit of fanfiction last night, because I'm becoming addicted to weird crossovers.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on May 05, 2013, 09:08:28 PM
Started Sandman, I like Neil Gaiman.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on May 15, 2013, 02:08:14 AM
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on May 16, 2013, 02:37:51 PM
Been rereading Bill Bryson's travel books. The Lost Continent, Notes from a Small Island, and Neither Here nor There. Going to start A Walk in the Woods next.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on May 25, 2013, 12:25:51 PM
I'm trying to read A Tale of Two Cities. My high school teachers were not joking when they said it was an incredibly hard read.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on May 29, 2013, 09:46:55 AM
Homeland by R.A. Salvatore


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on May 29, 2013, 01:44:52 PM
Been rereading Bill Bryson's travel books. The Lost Continent, Notes from a Small Island, and Neither Here nor There. Going to start A Walk in the Woods next.

Finishing up In a Sunburned Country by Bryson then have to decide if I want to reread his science-minded books.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 10, 2013, 09:43:26 AM
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

It is scarily believable.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Tynstar on June 10, 2013, 09:45:05 AM
Exile by R.A. Salvatore


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 10, 2013, 01:41:49 PM
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

It is scarily believable.

Eh, maybe in a Muslim world. I think we've moved well past the possibility of any sort of Christian based patriarchal takeover in this country. Atwood was writing in a time when the liberal college crowd thought there would never be an end to the reign of Reagans, and likewise that Reagan was the worst thing to ever happen to the country.

Currently working on Small Gods by Terry Prachett.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 10, 2013, 07:14:22 PM
I appreciate the context Leon, and you're right. The pendulum has swung far away from the Christian right, for now. However what scares me about the book besides a possible theocratic takeover is the way she applies what we know from reading histories of other totalitarian regimes and applies them to our country.

I may be overselling it, and we've all read our share of dystopian novels, and I've read more than my share of memoirs from behind the iron curtain. This book falls in line with the better ones, I'm just enjoying it a lot because I like this kind of stuff.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 16, 2013, 05:59:30 PM
Read Lone Wolf & Cub Volume I: The Assassin's Road this weekend.

Hmmm what next?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on June 16, 2013, 07:54:16 PM
took my dad on a flight to a small town on the mainland, Chilliwack. we had lunch at the local cafe and a slice of cherry cheesecake, everyone at the flying club had recommended their cakes and pies, now i see why. http://www.airportcoffeeshop.com/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 16, 2013, 07:56:56 PM
took my dad on a flight to a small town on the mainland, Chilliwack. we had lunch at the local cafe and a slice of cherry cheesecake, everyone at the flying club had recommended their cakes and pies, now i see why. http://www.airportcoffeeshop.com/

Pardon me sir, but I think you want this thread:

http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=2700.570


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on June 17, 2013, 02:53:46 AM
took my dad on a flight to a small town on the mainland, Chilliwack. we had lunch at the local cafe and a slice of cherry cheesecake, everyone at the flying club had recommended their cakes and pies, now i see why. http://www.airportcoffeeshop.com/

Pardon me sir, but I think you want this thread:

http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=2700.570

Lol oops


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 17, 2013, 09:45:18 PM
Read Lone Wolf & Cub Volume I: The Assassin's Road this weekend.

Hmmm what next?

There's 27 more!

I'm about done with Small Gods. Great book, even if you aren't otherwise into Discworld.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on June 18, 2013, 05:35:45 PM
Read Lone Wolf & Cub Volume I: The Assassin's Road this weekend.

Hmmm what next?

There's 27 more!


Yeah, I grabbed the first one at a yard sale and am now trying to acquire more through means other than ebay.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on June 27, 2013, 12:50:56 AM
reading through the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection right now, about 400 pages in. i have yet to see the famous line "Elementary, my dear Watson." i've seen elementary and "my dear Watson" separately a couple times, but i wonder if this is one of those things pop culture has worked into our minds even though it never actually happened. still around 700 pages to go though so we'll see.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on June 27, 2013, 05:06:29 AM
reading through the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection right now, about 400 pages in. i have yet to see the famous line "Elementary, my dear Watson." i've seen elementary and "my dear Watson" separately a couple times, but i wonder if this is one of those things pop culture has worked into our minds even though it never actually happened. still around 700 pages to go though so we'll see.

Sorta. The phrase is based off an exchange between Watson and Holmes in The Crooked Man. The actual phrase is comes from an approximation of that exchange by the writers of the 1929 film "The Return of Sherlock Holmes".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 27, 2013, 12:05:20 PM
reading through the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection right now, about 400 pages in. i have yet to see the famous line "Elementary, my dear Watson." i've seen elementary and "my dear Watson" separately a couple times, but i wonder if this is one of those things pop culture has worked into our minds even though it never actually happened. still around 700 pages to go though so we'll see.

Yeah that's from the old movie.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on June 27, 2013, 03:12:32 PM
reading through the Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection right now, about 400 pages in. i have yet to see the famous line "Elementary, my dear Watson." i've seen elementary and "my dear Watson" separately a couple times, but i wonder if this is one of those things pop culture has worked into our minds even though it never actually happened. still around 700 pages to go though so we'll see.

Sorta. The phrase is based off an exchange between Watson and Holmes in The Crooked Man. The actual phrase is comes from an approximation of that exchange by the writers of the 1929 film "The Return of Sherlock Holmes".

ah ok, i thought it could be something like that too. cool


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SteelNipples on June 27, 2013, 05:09:49 PM
Hammurabi's Code of Law, really interesting stuff.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on June 27, 2013, 10:35:41 PM
Starting with discworld from the beginning. Not sure how long I'll last, but on the Colour of Magic now.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on July 11, 2013, 07:59:34 AM
Went back to Cracked.com, and found a few articles that may be of interest to my fellow vidya aficionados:

Six Games That Put Insane Detail Into Stuff You Didn't Notice: http://www.cracked.com/article_20538_6-games-that-put-insane-detail-into-stuff-you-didnt-notice.html

7 Dick Moves Everyone Pulled in Classic Video Games: http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-dick-moves-everyone-pulled-in-classic-video-games/


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 11, 2013, 10:42:56 AM
I'm concurrently listening to an audio version of Dead Man's Walk and reading a paper version of Comanche Moon, both by Larry McMurtry and both of the same series. It's working out surprisingly well, the two stand out as standalone novels quite well.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on July 21, 2013, 08:47:06 PM
Starting with discworld from the beginning. Not sure how long I'll last, but on the Colour of Magic now.

I've only read a few of those but I really enjoyed Going Postal and Making Money. They are two of the later books I think. Actually there are movies of those two books, I watched them on Netflix. The movies are good but, you know, is wasn't as good as the book, blah, blah, blah.

Reading a Patrick McManus book, heady stuff....okay, its not but it is funny...parts anyway.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on July 31, 2013, 03:51:44 AM
The Fall of the Celestial City


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 31, 2013, 01:46:29 PM
Blew through Dead Man's Walk and Streets of Laredo, finishing up the Lonesome Dove saga. I sad is over :( Tooling about now trying to find something that can catch my interests as much. Loaded up Jurassic Park, Shogun, and The Darkness that Comes Before on my iphone so I have something to listen to in the next few days of moving and probably not having interwebs.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: bombatomba on August 05, 2013, 10:26:42 PM
Re-reading John Dies at the End so that I can read the sequel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on August 24, 2013, 07:46:06 PM
Finished Never Let Me Go this morning. Then I watched the movie. The movie was not too shabby actually. The book was great.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 24, 2013, 10:38:24 PM
Been listen/reading the First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. It's really great fantasy.

It's not as everyone dies grimdark as Game of Thrones, but it's gritty and realistic and I like it, I like it a lot.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on August 27, 2013, 08:27:14 PM
Is it as "realistic" as Game of Thrones or say LOTR? I just checked it out on wikipedia and it said he doesn't use maps, which to me seems like an easy way to keep the geography vague...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on August 27, 2013, 09:22:52 PM
Is it as "realistic" as Game of Thrones or say LOTR? I just checked it out on wikipedia and it said he doesn't use maps, which to me seems like an easy way to keep the geography vague...

Not sure what you mean. I wouldn't really call LoTR realistic just because Tolkien drew maps. Abercrombie is very realistic in a...human sense? The language is adult and the moral tones involved are decidedly grey. Good and evil are constantly at question, and ultimately nonexistent. Like GoT there aren't other races besides humans (well, there is one, but it's a small feature)

There's magic, but it's treated as an unstable and powerful force. The combat scenes are also very detailed and realistic, and pretty much no one leaves a conflict without a wound.

The geography is explained pretty in depth, you don't really need a map at all.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on August 28, 2013, 07:01:02 AM
Recently finished The Hobbit and the newest Warcraft book. All my other books are packed up right now, but I've got a Asimov collection somewhere I've been meaning to crack open.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on August 28, 2013, 04:04:53 PM
started the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy of Four the other day. i'm already finished the actual guide section and now onto the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. some good light reading after finishing the complete sherlock holmes last week.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on August 30, 2013, 04:59:35 AM
Finished The Weird Old South

Now onto Thirteen Drops of Blood


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on September 13, 2013, 02:41:16 AM
Finished John Gone

Now onto Seize the Day


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on September 13, 2013, 04:10:09 AM
Edit: Wrong topic.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on September 17, 2013, 02:02:09 PM
finished the 5 official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books that were written by Adams himself, now onto And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, the 6th book in the series. every review i've read said it sticks mostly true to the canon of the originals, but isn't nearly as funny or well written. only 1 chapter in and i'm kind of seeing that already, it's not terrible but just doesn't feel as good as the others.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on September 17, 2013, 06:43:39 PM
Fallout: Equestria because most of my brony chat group friends love the hell out of it, I'm enjoying a lot more than I thought I would. 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on September 17, 2013, 10:33:50 PM
finished the 5 official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books that were written by Adams himself, now onto And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, the 6th book in the series. every review i've read said it sticks mostly true to the canon of the originals, but isn't nearly as funny or well written. only 1 chapter in and i'm kind of seeing that already, it's not terrible but just doesn't feel as good as the others.


We bought that book at the dollar store. It sits on the 'to read' shelf.....staring at me.


It's okay though, I can ignore that book because there are about 200 other books doing the same thing.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on September 26, 2013, 02:58:29 PM
finished the 5 official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books that were written by Adams himself, now onto And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, the 6th book in the series. every review i've read said it sticks mostly true to the canon of the originals, but isn't nearly as funny or well written. only 1 chapter in and i'm kind of seeing that already, it's not terrible but just doesn't feel as good as the others.



We bought that book at the dollar store. It sits on the 'to read' shelf.....staring at me.


It's okay though, I can ignore that book because there are about 200 other books doing the same thing.

i don't have nearly that many, but i'm trying really hard not to buy many more right now until i finish what i have.

finished And Another Thing..., it was very mediocre and not that funny compared to the ones actually written by douglas adams. too much focus on characters i didn't really care that much about (Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged and Thor God of Thunder mostly). to anyone reading the Guide series, i'd recommend not reading this one, it just drags it out unneccesarily.

started The Road by Cormac McCarthy yesterday. the style is a huge culture shock after the Guide, but so far it's interesting. haven't decided yet if i like it or not, because i'm not exactly sure what's going on. I really like the imagery though, and the dark and depressing style is really well done, so i'll keep at it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on September 26, 2013, 09:24:26 PM
finished the 5 official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books that were written by Adams himself, now onto And Another Thing... by Eoin Colfer, the 6th book in the series. every review i've read said it sticks mostly true to the canon of the originals, but isn't nearly as funny or well written. only 1 chapter in and i'm kind of seeing that already, it's not terrible but just doesn't feel as good as the others.



We bought that book at the dollar store. It sits on the 'to read' shelf.....staring at me.


It's okay though, I can ignore that book because there are about 200 other books doing the same thing.

i don't have nearly that many, but i'm trying really hard not to buy many more right now until i finish what i have.

finished And Another Thing..., it was very mediocre and not that funny compared to the ones actually written by douglas adams. too much focus on characters i didn't really care that much about (Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged and Thor God of Thunder mostly). to anyone reading the Guide series, i'd recommend not reading this one, it just drags it out unneccesarily.

started The Road by Cormac McCarthy yesterday. the style is a huge culture shock after the Guide, but so far it's interesting. haven't decided yet if i like it or not, because i'm not exactly sure what's going on. I really like the imagery though, and the dark and depressing style is really well done, so i'll keep at it.

The Road is one of my all time favorites. It ain't happy though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on September 26, 2013, 09:43:40 PM
I'm taking a Discworld break and I started reading a Shadowrun book, Burning Bright. It's a bit of a slow start but its picking up. It's not a bad place to start to see what mages are capable of.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on October 08, 2013, 07:25:44 PM
I finished Burning Bright last night. Haven't had a lot of reading time lately. I'll pick something new here tonight when I get back home from boozing.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on October 23, 2013, 07:19:01 PM
I read a MLP comic last night, I can't believe they managed to sneak this little battle wound in something like a official My Little Pony comic, the artist should get a medal for having the balls to try it:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1396959_740251959325339_624236856_o.jpg)

 


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on October 24, 2013, 11:45:10 AM
I don't get it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on October 24, 2013, 01:51:24 PM
I was referring the eye(which is actually damaged perminatly based on the rest of the comic)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on December 05, 2013, 05:40:13 PM
finished The Stranger by Albert Camus in less than 24 hours, i thought it was great. really depressing but gives a lot to think about. lots of subtlety in characters and seemed like a commentary on the meaningless things that people care about in life. really shows how absurd everything is (which i think was the point of it all)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on December 31, 2013, 10:25:06 AM
finished The Stranger by Albert Camus in less than 24 hours, i thought it was great. really depressing but gives a lot to think about. lots of subtlety in characters and seemed like a commentary on the meaningless things that people care about in life. really shows how absurd everything is (which i think was the point of it all)

I grabbed a copy of that a few months ago on Fleach's recommendation. Haven't gotten around to it yet.

I've gone back to the Margaret Atwood well this week with Oryx and Crake. I really like it so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on December 31, 2013, 03:50:08 PM
finished The Stranger by Albert Camus in less than 24 hours, i thought it was great. really depressing but gives a lot to think about. lots of subtlety in characters and seemed like a commentary on the meaningless things that people care about in life. really shows how absurd everything is (which i think was the point of it all)

I grabbed a copy of that a few months ago on Fleach's recommendation. Haven't gotten around to it yet.

I've gone back to the Margaret Atwood well this week with Oryx and Crake. I really like it so far.

i just picked up Oryx and Crake a few days ago too on a friend's recommendation, haven't started it yet though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on January 13, 2014, 10:10:25 PM
i finished volume I of the Greek Myths by Robert Graves a while back and am now working on Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell because i got the movie for christmas and wanted to read the book first. really liking it so far, i'm not 100% sure what the overall plot is yet but i'm only 65 pages in so there's still a ways to go


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on January 14, 2014, 06:22:39 AM
I finished Oryx & Crake (very good) and yesterday I started True Grit. Very hard to put down, I'll probably be done with it by the weekend.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on January 20, 2014, 02:06:37 PM
Started Ready Player One, pretty awesome.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on February 15, 2014, 01:20:36 PM
Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger. It's a memoir of World War 1 wherein the writer looks back at it as a formative experience. Pretty interesting in a world where books like All Quiet On the Western Front, decrying the horror of war, are the norm.

Not saying I agree with Junger, but it is an interesting parallel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sauza12 on February 16, 2014, 01:56:21 PM
I just finished reading Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart.  Anderson gets a lot of trash for being a kind of hackish writer, but I liked the book.  It also helps that I really like Rush.

I'm just starting Fahrenheit 451.  I haven't read it in 15-20 years, so I figure it's about time to reread it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on February 24, 2014, 02:02:14 AM
Pirates of the Storm


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on April 18, 2014, 12:28:58 AM
still working on Cloud Atlas because i started reading it along with a friend and we don't sit down to read it together very often (only one copy of the book, i read it out loud to her). really liking it, about halfway through now.

finished Vol. 2 of the Greek Myths by Robert Graves a couple weeks ago. also finished Starcraft: Liberty's Crusade on a friend's recommendation, it was ok. now reading Transport Canada's Aeronautical Information Manual online and The Iliad by Homer


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: EngineerMike on April 18, 2014, 01:03:53 AM
Kick-Ass 3 (Issue #1)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on April 29, 2014, 11:46:29 PM
I'm digging into a happy-go-lucky account of one of the high points in the history of U.S.-Japan relations:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YCOg0eLmL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)


Now don't spoil it for me by giving away the ending...



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Promic on May 05, 2014, 10:04:31 AM
Started reading Game of Thrones book 1.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on May 06, 2014, 10:18:10 AM
I recently read a novel about Metal Gear Solid 2 by Raymond Benson. It's basically exactly the story of MGS2, including some 1:1 copies of codec conversations.

I also ready my first EVER "American" comic book. We have different comic books here (they're a different size, too) and so the US Marvel, et al. aren't popular here - or even well known. A friend recently took me to a specialized comic book store that sell these US comics. He had to explain to me the single issue - trade paper back nomenclature. To be honest, I find the single issues completely daft. They're such tiny little things, hardly worth buying imo.

Anyway, I bought Invincible #6. It was in the "damaged" bin at 60% off, which is why I bought it. I was kind of shocked how expensive they are. But it was a fun read.

This one:
(http://www.cosmiccomix.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/ebay/TPs/Invincible6.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on May 06, 2014, 10:29:49 AM
The American comic book industry just prints money. Speaking of which, Saturday was Free Comic Book Day - anyone pick up theirs?
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/992


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on May 06, 2014, 07:00:36 PM
i didn't get any for myself but picked up 4 for a friend


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on May 29, 2014, 07:25:17 PM
Doom based on the movie starring The Rock.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: RetroRage on May 31, 2014, 09:50:03 AM
Started reading Game of Thrones book 1.

Nice, I'm almost finished reading book 1.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on June 22, 2014, 11:02:44 AM
Unseen Academicals. Its the Discworld's take on football, which coincides quite well with all this World Cup action.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 29, 2014, 01:37:13 AM
Raider by Charles W. Sasser

The true story of the legendary soldier Kit Kittleson who performed more POW raids than any other American in history.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: EngineerMike on June 29, 2014, 12:03:01 PM
The Ultimate guide to G.I. Joe 1982-1994 by Mark Bellomo


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: RetroRage on June 30, 2014, 12:01:57 AM
Just started book 2 of Game of Thrones!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on July 01, 2014, 01:30:22 PM
I've been slowly reading the first Redwall book on my phone, it's pretty good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: The Metamorphosing Leon on July 01, 2014, 05:51:29 PM
Read the Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. Really great fantasy, I'd argue the most well developed and original fantasy world since Tolkien.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on July 04, 2014, 12:31:14 AM
The Colonisation of Mars

[not a non fiction, surprisingly enough]


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on July 18, 2014, 11:03:07 AM
I read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. A couple of years ago I bought a bunch of classic English books for 1 each and I finally got around to reading them. Now I'm reading Persuasion by the same author.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on July 27, 2014, 02:56:56 PM

...
A friend recently took me to a specialized comic book store that sell these US comics. He had to explain to me the single issue - trade paper back nomenclature. To be honest, I find the single issues completely daft. They're such tiny little things, hardly worth buying imo.


before I stopped buying comics completely, I gave up on the the single monthly issues because everything I read would be collected and reprinted in trade paperback several months later. So I just waited for the TPBs to come out, and bought those instead.


ANYway, lately Cracked.com has put up a few interesting articles on gaming and weird fetishy fanart trends:

http://www.cracked.com/article_21387_the-5-most-embarrassing-video-game-commercials-ever-made.html
I thought #1 was kinda awesome in a cheesy way.


http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-strangely-specific-fan-art-trends-internet-part-2/
So, what does your Christian hedgehog look like?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: nupoile on July 27, 2014, 05:58:35 PM
Read the Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. Really great fantasy, I'd argue the most well developed and original fantasy world since Tolkien.

I reserved that audiobook just now because of you. I like to test out peoples claim's of comparison to Tolkien   ;)

Recently finished The Name of the Wind in paper form and the second book in the series, The Wise Man's Fear in audio book form. Before that was Have Space SuitWill Travel.

Reading those 'Name of the Wind' books probably has got me warmed up to trying something like Way of Kings, the wait list is long so it might be a while before I get to it though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on July 31, 2014, 09:43:15 AM
Finished Persuasion. It was a good book. Two more and I'll have finished my Jane Austen novels.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on July 31, 2014, 04:28:09 PM
Last night I finished Who Hunts the Hunter, one of my Shadowrun novels. It was a fun read, but I still prefer Burning Bright.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on September 05, 2014, 09:13:57 PM
finally picked up The History of Middle Earth series again after barely touching it for years. i had also taken a general break from reading the past month to do some mobile gaming with Chrono Trigger.

i'm on Book 6 The Return of the Shadow right now which is the first of the "History of the Lord of the Rings" sub-set in this series. so far it's so straightforward and easy to read in comparison to the earlier books which is a nice change of pace.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on September 12, 2014, 12:40:20 AM
Picked this up this afternoon, and have just gotten into the first chapter.

(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Zagnorch/wallbook_zpsebc47ccb.jpg)



BTW I made a concerted effort to read the first volume of LotR, by which I mean it's taken me three months just to get through the first twenty-five pages of the story. I'm sorry to disappoint you all, but it looks like I'm gonna bail on it. I really, really tried, but... I sincerely don't find it all that interesting.

However, I did enjoy reading the introduction and preface, which detailed Tolkien's lifelong obsession with constantly correcting the books' textual and grammatical errors, with his son carrying on those duties after his passing. It just goes to show that I much prefer reading actual, real-life accounts over fictional ones. I'm far more fascinated by in the facts and history of Lord of the Rings' authorship and stewardship than the story itself.

Anyway, I hope you can all forgive me for failing to appreciate this (allegedly) timeless classic tale. But if you can't, I understand...  :'(


'Late


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on September 21, 2014, 02:20:35 PM
No surprise here:

(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Zagnorch/sulleybook_zps5bc4bab9.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: bombatomba on September 21, 2014, 06:06:58 PM
Last night I finished Who Hunts the Hunter, one of my Shadowrun novels. It was a fun read, but I still prefer Burning Bright.

I had a ton of fun reading Burning Bright back in the day.  I'll have to dig it up and read it again.  For right now I'm finishing up that old Shirley Jackson gem, The House on Haunted Hill.  Excellent novel.  I love that you can feel the insanity of the characters.  To those that haven't read it, I highly recommend it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on September 21, 2014, 09:10:18 PM
I finished up Going Postal (there's a movie of this book and its quite good) and I'm about ready to finally read The Halfling's Gem!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on October 04, 2014, 11:07:55 PM
Just finished Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose.  Just started Christine by Stephen King


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on October 05, 2014, 06:22:10 PM
finished Return of the Shadow a week or so ago, then started and finished a StarCraft book called Shadow of the Xel'Naga on a friend's recommendation, it was ok. started the bible that i posted about buying in the other book topic. finished part 1 of that, which isn't part of the actual bible but an editor's segment on the history of it's publication and various translations, and some notes on how they determine what's authentic. basically, what the bible says is real because the bible says it is. that and "no one else thought of this so there's no way human minds could have come up with it!" apparently that's proof enough to stop all skeptics from disbelieving it...i'm still skeptical.

edit: started Of Mice And Men on the bus to work this morning, finished it an hour after getting home. it was interesting, well written but i'm not sure if i like it yet or not.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on November 22, 2014, 08:17:55 PM
I finished reading Interesting Times. The ending leads right into The Last Continent, so I know what I'm reading next.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on November 22, 2014, 08:53:44 PM
apparently i haven't posted here in a while. still chugging away at the Bible very, very slowly. i just finished Leviticus, so about 95 pages into the Old Testament. at first glance the whole thing is around 1400 pages. then i realized that there are tons and tons of reference segments at the end. thanks to that it looks like the important parts of this are only around 850 pages or so in total, which makes it seem way more reasonable.

I also started War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy at some point, currently around 550 pages into that. it's really good, and i wouldn't call it difficult but it's definitely long.

lastly, started Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson a while back to read in bed, but haven't done much of that so i'm only about 4 chapters in. i like it so far though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on November 22, 2014, 11:40:09 PM
Been reading through Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with my son.
He is really into it but i'm going to guess that most of the slang terms and Hagrids cockney don't make much sense to him.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Fokakis79 on December 11, 2014, 12:24:53 AM
Been Reading the Dragonlance Chronicles. I am currently on Vol 2


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on January 02, 2015, 10:29:41 PM
Just picked up a copy of Strictly Business by former 49ers running back Roger Craig.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on January 13, 2015, 07:39:57 PM
Finished War & Peace! feels like i beat the final boss of literature, at least in terms of length. i know there are much more difficult books out there than this though.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: EngineerMike on January 13, 2015, 10:58:52 PM
Drink This, Not That


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Izret101 on January 15, 2015, 12:25:50 AM
I'm "coaching" (i guess would be the right word?) my son through James and the Giant Peach.

He doesn't need much help which is great and he enjoys reading which is even better :D


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on January 18, 2015, 01:54:33 AM
picked up a couple books to help me out a bit with reading deeper into fiction, or at least some clues for what to look for it terms of symbolism/metaphors, etc.

finished How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

now onto How to Read a Novel by John Sutherland


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on February 06, 2015, 01:40:52 AM
Finished How to Read a Novel by John Sutherland a week ago roughly. not at all what the title implied, it was for the most part a history of the publishing process and other trivia about books. it felt more like a guide for how to decide on what novel to choose when buying in some parts, not so much about what to look for while reading. How to Read Literature like a Professor was much better in my opinion. this was still interesting enough to finish, just not what i was looking for.

after that i started and finished Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. it was a fun, light read, good adventure story. i don't know how much merit there is to this idea, but i think The Hobbit was at least somewhat inspired by this story at certain points. Ben Gunn is very gollum-like, there is of course the treasure hunt, the doctor is reminiscent of Gandalf. Long John Silver has some elements of Thorin in him. it's interesting to see the similarities anyway.

yesterday i started book one of the Belgariad series, Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings. i know nothing about this series or it's author, but the first 25 pages remind me of a slightly younger version of Wheel of Time, with some elements of Tolkien mixed in. I'm not far enough in to really say how good it is, but it has potential to be interesting.

edit: oh and still chipping away at the bible, little bits at a time. today i finished off Deuteronomy, finally through all the books of Moses. i really hope the other books aren't so encyclopedic and a bit more story-like, but it's still interesting anyway.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on February 09, 2015, 03:44:12 PM
Finished Pawn of Prophecy, what a disappointment. It started out as a promising Tolkien-esque story, but it went downhill really fast. Plot: We have to find someone, who stole something, while being followed by bad guys with unclear intentions. "Who are we looking for and what did they steal?" asks the main character, dozens of times. "We'll tell you when you're old enough." says every other character. That's the first 200 or so pages, out of 258. There's almost no logic behind any of the places that the characters journey to, it just feels like they're moving because, well, this is "epic fantasy" and that means travelling around. To top it off, they're dragged away from their quest by some kings who are on their side. That distracts them for a good quarter of the book at the end, and why did the kings drag them away from their quest? To tell them information they already knew, and that the kings knew that they already knew.

Bad prose (so many cliches and unimaginative adjectives), stupid plot, many stupid characters with little redeeming qualities, heavy handed allusions to Christianity but otherwise pretty shallow, fairly blatant Lord of the Rings knock-off. All around would not recommend to anyone except maybe someone young who wouldn't notice the flaws. The pacing was good enough and there was some entertainment value that I'm sure a younger audience would appreciate it more than I do.

Obviously I decided against continuing in the Belgariad series, even though I own the rest of it. Luckily it was cheap from a friends of the library sale.

Started Homer's The Odyssey, the first 3 lines of this are better than the entirety of Pawn of Prophecy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on February 26, 2015, 06:21:44 AM
Erm, cross posting this from the books bought topic as I intended to post it in this one but got my tabs confused.

Been doing a lot of reading over the last few months. Got a Nook for Christmas. The last few Warcraft books I hadn't tracked down yet, all of Atomic Robo, and a few gaming history books. Have a complete (or to current, anyway) run of Fables, Hellboy, Xanth and all of Forgotten Realms waiting for me.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on February 28, 2015, 11:44:25 PM
Finished Homer's The Odyssey, loved it.

Started and finished The Kalevala (Karina Brooks prose adaptation), really interesting to read something about a lesser known mythology, Finnish. It's supposed to have been a strong influence on Tolkien's writing which is why I originally picked it up and I can definitely see some connections to the Silmarillion, although not the Lord of the Rings so much. The only problem is that this version was heavily adapted, I think to make it more approachable for kids, though it still has some pretty dark stuff going on. I really want to try the original epic poem form of this now, because i'm sure i missed out on major chunks of the story. My edition was just over 200 pages long, the original form is 400 - 600 pages depending on which edition...


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on March 06, 2015, 02:52:11 AM
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales - finished the first 22 tales out of over 200, so far i like it a lot! the popular ones are extremely familiar of course, with minor differences from what i know of them. many of these are completely unknown to me though, i never read fairy tales or had them read to me as a kid (that i can remember). the only thing i worry is that i'll be going through so many and they're all so short, as well as some seem to repeat the story/morals of others, that i might forget a lot of them quickly.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on March 10, 2015, 12:04:26 AM
no one else here reads...besides video game books? there must be someone :)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on March 10, 2015, 04:14:13 AM
I'm working through the last few volumes of Fables currently. The story completely goes off the rails around volume 10 and doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on March 10, 2015, 08:46:38 AM
no one else here reads...besides video game books? there must be someone :)

I've been reading boring ass textbooks.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: zcrich01 on March 10, 2015, 09:40:13 AM
I read case law. And lots of it. So, nothing worth discussing.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on March 11, 2015, 12:27:46 PM
I've been reading a lot of fanfic(mostly Star Fox crossovers right now)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on March 12, 2015, 10:00:13 PM
no one else here reads...besides video game books? there must be someone :)

Even though about once a month a complete stranger will come up to me and tell me I look kind of like Stephen King, I'm not big on reading fiction. My most recent crack at imaginary literary worlds was the first volume of Lord of the Rings, which I bailed on about fifty pages in. I prefer reading about true crime, historical events and figures of interest, and... science fact. Which is why I grabbed this at a local thrift for $0.79:


(http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y409/Zagnorch/asimov%20book_zpsvwx4bcd4.jpg)


Thing is, if I hadn't seen all those old Radio Shack print ads featuring Asimov promoting TRS computers, I might not have given this a second glance. I'm currently in the middle of the first chapter, an essay on the discovery and study of isotopes... which I'm finding far more interesting than I expected it to be.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on March 13, 2015, 12:59:20 AM
no one else here reads...besides video game books? there must be someone :)

Even though about once a month a complete stranger will come up to me and tell me I look kind of like Stephen King, I'm not big on reading fiction. My most recent crack at imaginary literary worlds was the first volume of Lord of the Rings, which I bailed on about fifty pages in. I prefer reading about true crime, historical events and figures of interest, and... science fact. Which is why I grabbed this at a local thrift for $0.79:

Thing is, if I hadn't seen all those old Radio Shack print ads featuring Asimov promoting TRS computers, I might not have given this a second glance. I'm currently in the middle of the first chapter, an essay on the discovery and study of isotopes... which I'm finding far more interesting than I expected it to be.

that asimov book sounds really interesting! i enjoy the occasional non-fiction too, i'm just currently on a major literary fiction kick, trying to get through a bunch of classics and others that feel like "must reads". the only Asimov i have at the moment is most of his Foundation sci-fi series, which is supposed to be really good.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on March 13, 2015, 10:29:39 AM
I read "I, Robot" in High School and enjoyed it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 15, 2015, 03:46:49 PM
Started reading Ready Player One. I didn't think I'd like it, but my wife loved it and kind of talked me into it. I'm only in the second chapter but it isn't too bad at all so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on March 15, 2015, 04:04:05 PM
Finally finished all currently available Fables volumes. Last two are due out later this year, so I'll shelve that project for now.

Started Hellboy. Love the art.

Started reading Ready Player One. I didn't think I'd like it, but my wife loved it and kind of talked me into it. I'm only in the second chapter but it isn't too bad at all so far.

It's a pretty good book. Has a major problem with tell, don't show, but that's actually to it's credit given the subject matter.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Shadow Kisuragi on March 15, 2015, 05:06:42 PM
Reading school text right now as well, but slowly reading through the last Baldur's Gate novel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 16, 2015, 08:17:57 AM
Finally finished all currently available Fables volumes. Last two are due out later this year, so I'll shelve that project for now.

Started Hellboy. Love the art.

Started reading Ready Player One. I didn't think I'd like it, but my wife loved it and kind of talked me into it. I'm only in the second chapter but it isn't too bad at all so far.

It's a pretty good book. Has a major problem with tell, don't show, but that's actually to it's credit given the subject matter.

That's exactly why I haven't given it a shot until now, but it's not as bad as I feared it would be in that respect.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on March 20, 2015, 03:17:21 AM
reading grimm's fairy tales cover to cover gets really old when it's 600+ pages long and many of the stories are repetitive. decided to let it be something that i just read a few tales now and then, while i put more focus on reading other things.

Started and finished The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, it was beautifully written. i definitely recommend it to anyone that is comfortable with a bit of purple prose.

about 45 pages into Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood now, i think i remember one or two people on here recommending this one ages ago. so far it's really interesting, i think i actually enjoy the flashback moments most. they tend to have a lot more going on whereas the post-apocalypse future sections, while good, aren't quite as interesting. my opinion on that could easily change though, i'm not nearly far enough in to say much about this one yet.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on March 20, 2015, 03:53:59 AM
Finally finished all currently available Fables volumes. Last two are due out later this year, so I'll shelve that project for now.

Started Hellboy. Love the art.

Started reading Ready Player One. I didn't think I'd like it, but my wife loved it and kind of talked me into it. I'm only in the second chapter but it isn't too bad at all so far.

It's a pretty good book. Has a major problem with tell, don't show, but that's actually to it's credit given the subject matter.

That's exactly why I haven't given it a shot until now, but it's not as bad as I feared it would be in that respect.

To be honest, I wouldn't mind more stories in the same vein with similar tell don't show methods. It works pretty will with general nerd type things.

A friend suggested Planetary (DC) as a good read, but it's just not holding my attention. It's not bad, just not horribly interesting. Another friend suggested Elfquest and it looks good, but oh god where to begin. There are like three remakes of the entire story.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on March 20, 2015, 07:16:24 AM
about 45 pages into Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood now, i think i remember one or two people on here recommending this one ages ago.

Probably me. I loved that book. Enjoy!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on March 28, 2015, 09:35:17 PM
about 45 pages into Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood now, i think i remember one or two people on here recommending this one ages ago.

Probably me. I loved that book. Enjoy!

finished it today, great read! i'll join grayghost in recommending it to anyone who likes sci-fi or distopia novels. looking forward to the rest of the trilogy, which i didn't even realize this was until a few days ago.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on March 29, 2015, 12:40:24 AM
So, Elfquest is a pretty good, if not astonishingly long, read. Highly recommend it so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Haoie on March 30, 2015, 04:07:27 AM
Just finished:

The Elevator Trilogy


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on March 30, 2015, 10:29:04 AM
Just started this. Definitely the longest book I've ever read

(http://www.michaeljohngrist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1Q84.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on April 02, 2015, 07:12:16 PM
An X-Files Novel called "Skin".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 13, 2015, 07:25:23 AM
Finished Ready Player One over the weekend. It seems that about halfway through writing the book the author Ernest Cline learned the proper way to do references (being, in my opinion, to drop them without further explanation and if the reader doesn't know what it is he can go look it up if he wants to) so the second half of the book was immensely more enjoyable than the first. The ending had me tearing up a bit. It was also nice to bond over the book with my wife.

I may start 1Q84 next, as I just picked up a copy, maybe Rich and I will start an RFGeneration Community Readthrough.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on April 13, 2015, 07:57:02 AM
I may start 1Q84 next, as I just picked up a copy, maybe Rich and I will start an RFGeneration Community Readthrough.

Murakami is one of those special authors that I really enjoy recommending and sharing with others. I'd describe his work as magical-realism, as it is very realistic, but often imposes strange events and magical characters on you to make you question your idea of "real." I often get the eye roll when people see me reading something "Japanese," as if I'm just doing it to look cool, but in all honesty, Murakami's work translates well to any situation/environment. Even though his works are set in Japan, other than the names of the places, you feel that his characters could be living anywhere. There is nothing strictly "Japanese" about his work, but Japan and its history are characters of their own at times. He's a fantastic writer and one of those guys who will sometimes get a random loud chuckle out of me when I'm reading.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on April 13, 2015, 02:38:59 PM
Finished Ready Player One over the weekend. It seems that about halfway through writing the book the author Ernest Cline learned the proper way to do references (being, in my opinion, to drop them without further explanation and if the reader doesn't know what it is he can go look it up if he wants to) so the second half of the book was immensely more enjoyable than the first. The ending had me tearing up a bit. It was also nice to bond over the book with my wife.

I may start 1Q84 next, as I just picked up a copy, maybe Rich and I will start an RFGeneration Community Readthrough.

I felt that the second half of the book also had the weakest moment in the story, the part where the main character goes Oceans 11 for a chapter.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on April 14, 2015, 02:14:47 AM
considering my current interests i'm all for the idea of a community read-through, even if it was suggested as a joke. the only problem is that participation is relatively low most months for the playthroughs, which is something people on this website are here for, games. i can't imagine a book club being very popular, but it would sure be a lot easier to manage...not much need for "hosts" at all, just divide the book into segments based on chapters/rough page counts and you're good to go.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on April 14, 2015, 10:37:15 AM
considering my current interests i'm all for the idea of a community read-through

Check this out. It's a work in progress and we're still figuring out the best parameters, but we're going to try it.

http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=15511.0


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on April 14, 2015, 02:54:55 PM
considering my current interests i'm all for the idea of a community read-through

Check this out. It's a work in progress and we're still figuring out the best parameters, but we're going to try it.

http://www.rfgeneration.com/forum/index.php?topic=15511.0

cool! i can't remember if i own this, i think i might...if not i see it at work all the time and could pick up a copy easily.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on April 20, 2015, 11:27:42 PM
finished 1984, i now understand why it's so popular, what a book. definitely the dystopia novel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on May 14, 2015, 06:31:17 PM
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on May 14, 2015, 11:56:08 PM
Still more comics~
All of Dial H for Hero, from the original all the way up to the New 52 series.
All of SuperMan: Red Son.
Recently released second to last volume of Fables.
The stores make my head spin.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on July 06, 2015, 05:32:24 PM
Recently finished:
Service Games: The Rise and Fall of SEGA: Enhanced Edition
Every X-Men main storyline from 2010 to just before the start of Death of Wolverine.
You want a nose bleed? Shotgun a crap lot of X-Men all at once.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on July 07, 2015, 02:47:15 AM
finished Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales! took a whole 4 months to finish, i could never get into it enough to go through more than 20 or 30 pages in one sitting. it's really hard to get interested in a collection of stories when they're all mostly 2 - 5 pages long. takes away any sort of reading rhythm. overall i'm glad i finished it, but i wouldn't recommend reading it cover to cover like i did. pick stories at random that look interesting and see what you think, otherwise you're dealing with a lot of repeated storylines that get old real fast.

back to a small Kafka collection which i had only finished 3 of the stories in it. i made it through the next 2 today, The Stoker and In the Penal Colony. The latter was disturbing and gruesome but great, the former wasn't so good imo but i feel like it was saying a lot more than i was getting out of it. i believe i only have another 5 stories in that collection and i'm going through it fairly quick so it should be done in the next few days.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on July 21, 2015, 08:17:53 AM
I'm reading through A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I'm nearly halfway through it.

My reading isn't that fast because I only tend to read before I go to bed. If I would read throughout the day, I could read a lot more. Maybe I should.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on July 21, 2015, 10:36:50 AM
I'm reading through A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I'm nearly halfway through it.


Now that you've read about the first city, it's on to the second one. :P


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on September 03, 2015, 11:17:14 PM
6 People who are Ruining Online Gaming on Cracked.com:


http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-people-who-are-ruining-online-gaming/


Now I know why I prefer to play my vidya solo. 'Cuz, let's face it: people freakin' suck, and human interaction is overrated.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Fokakis79 on September 06, 2015, 01:46:33 PM
Reading the Star Wars novel Death Star


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: FatherJack on September 11, 2015, 03:51:53 AM
The classic War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.

Been a huge fan of the musical version by Jeff Wayne since I was a small boy. Time to read the inspiration behind the album.

The major difference is the book has two characters, the journalist living in the countryside and his brother who lives in London. The album has just the journalist (narrated by Richard Burton) starting in the countryside and making his way to and through London.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on October 15, 2015, 04:56:47 AM
I've pretty much set aside most of the books I have to binge on various comics I've been wanting to read for years, with the one exception being Ernest Cline's second book, Armada. Another great book if you like loving, in your face geek references, but he wasn't kidding when he announced his second book would be a love letter to 80s action scifi movies. It reads like one, with a predictable plot and paper thin characters. Still, he's got a way about him that makes it interesting to read none the less.

On the comic list:
-Up to current in Saga.
-Up to current in Amulet.
-Some of God is Dead, before that got dumb.
-All of the modern D&D comics.
-The rest of Fables.
-All of Lock & Key (meh...).
-All of Transmetropolitan, holy crap is this good.
-To current in Usagi Yojimbo, and goddamn. None of that was what I was expecting and it's too bad I've waited so long to read.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on November 08, 2015, 11:23:33 AM
Reading yet another book where the author uses hardly any punctuation and also run on sentences. And sentence fragments. And you bet your ass there isn't one quotation mark in this whole thing so good luck following the dialogue. Eileen asks me what I'm reading.

The Dog Stars.

Is that about Keanu Reeves' band.

Yes exactly that. No actually it's a postapocolyptic Cormac McCarthy ripoff but so far it's not that bad. So far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on November 08, 2015, 02:43:53 PM
Reading yet another book where the author uses hardly any punctuation and also run on sentences. And sentence fragments. And you bet your ass there isn't one quotation mark in this whole thing so good luck following the dialogue. Eileen asks me what I'm reading.

The Dog Stars.

Is that about Keanu Reeves' band.

Yes exactly that. No actually it's a postapocolyptic Cormac McCarthy ripoff but so far it's not that bad. So far.

my first thought was that you were reading Cormac McCarthy, but if not then you'll have to tell me what you thought of that author after you finish. i really enjoyed The Road and need to read more McCarthy, could enjoy another author of a similar style.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on November 08, 2015, 03:16:30 PM
Read a bit of McCarthy. A professor where I went to grad school was the foremost scholar on him. Blood Meridian is probably my favorite.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on November 08, 2015, 07:59:30 PM
Read a bit of McCarthy. A professor where I went to grad school was the foremost scholar on him. Blood Meridian is probably my favorite.


i've heard nothing but good about Blood Meridian, i'd really like to give that one a try. i've also seen it on some "most difficult books" lists, would you say it's a difficult read?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on November 08, 2015, 11:59:58 PM
Read a bit of McCarthy. A professor where I went to grad school was the foremost scholar on him. Blood Meridian is probably my favorite.


i've heard nothing but good about Blood Meridian, i'd really like to give that one a try. i've also seen it on some "most difficult books" lists, would you say it's a difficult read?

It's a bit of a challenge in some places, but worth the effort.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on November 23, 2015, 09:59:21 AM
Fanfic and Sonic Comics because I finally got around to them and also have been getting back writing myself.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on November 24, 2015, 10:14:55 PM
Fanfic and Sonic Comics

How about fanfic based on Sonic comics? They got those, right?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on November 24, 2015, 11:45:17 PM
Fanfic and Sonic Comics

How about fanfic based on Sonic comics? They got those, right?

Yes, but it often tends to be a mismash of elements from all the continuities. One of the writers basically turned them into such an unholy mess of bullshit the current staff had to basically insert a cosmic reset button and reboot the whole thing to make the the universe serviceable again and I assume that's why.

Keep in mind I'm a decent enough writer to make a Sonic/Highlander crossover work but I still couldn't imagine trying to fix that comic in it's pre-boot state because he basically threw a baby-fit and said the remaining staff couldn't play with his toys (meaning all the characters and concepts he was able to claim as his doing were ripped out, some of them quite important to the plot) 



Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on November 25, 2015, 12:58:29 AM
Fanfic and Sonic Comics

How about fanfic based on Sonic comics? They got those, right?

Yes, but it often tends to be a mismash of elements from all the continuities. One of the writers basically turned them into such an unholy mess of bullshit the current staff had to basically insert a cosmic reset button and reboot the whole thing to make the the universe serviceable again and I assume that's why.

Are you talking about Archie Sonic? Cause the mess was made by the previous writer, Ken Penders, not giving a shit about Sonic and wanting to write about other characters. Ian Flynn, the current writer, was doing a damn good job cleaning up the mess. The reset button was due to an overreaction on Archie's part over a lawsuit with Ken Penders.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on November 25, 2015, 01:22:00 AM
Fanfic and Sonic Comics

How about fanfic based on Sonic comics? They got those, right?

Yes, but it often tends to be a mismash of elements from all the continuities. One of the writers basically turned them into such an unholy mess of bullshit the current staff had to basically insert a cosmic reset button and reboot the whole thing to make the the universe serviceable again and I assume that's why.

Are you talking about Archie Sonic? Cause the mess was made by the previous writer, Ken Penders, not giving a shit about Sonic and wanting to write about other characters. Ian Flynn, the current writer, was doing a damn good job cleaning up the mess. The reset button was due to an overreaction on Archie's part over a lawsuit with Ken Penders.

Considering how many of his characters had major roles, I don't how much they could've done without just completely ripping the comic apart and somehow removing a large number of the supporting cast. I haven't read very far but it's amazing how many characters (some of them pretty major) on it's Tvtropes page are listed as "currently off-limits due to the Penders lawsuit." The man literally tried to torch the comic out of spite.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on November 25, 2015, 02:10:13 AM
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Fanfic and Sonic Comics

How about fanfic based on Sonic comics? They got those, right?

Yes, but it often tends to be a mismash of elements from all the continuities. One of the writers basically turned them into such an unholy mess of bullshit the current staff had to basically insert a cosmic reset button and reboot the whole thing to make the the universe serviceable again and I assume that's why.

Are you talking about Archie Sonic? Cause the mess was made by the previous writer, Ken Penders, not giving a shit about Sonic and wanting to write about other characters. Ian Flynn, the current writer, was doing a damn good job cleaning up the mess. The reset button was due to an overreaction on Archie's part over a lawsuit with Ken Penders.

Considering how many of his characters had major roles, I don't how much they could've done without just completely ripping the comic apart and somehow removing a large number of the supporting cast. I haven't read very far but it's amazing how many characters (some of them pretty major) on it's Tvtropes page are listed as "currently off-limits due to the Penders lawsuit." The man literally tried to torch the comic out of spite.

Not..really. Penders had been going on about how he was working up to taking Archie to court over the matter, but he didn't pull the trigger. Archie sued him first to settle the matter.  There doesn't seem to be a decent summary of events out there yet, but all of the relevant articles are on TSSZ. Basically, Penders was going to lose because his contract was with Archie, who's contact was with Sega and that contract stated that if it's put in the comic, Sega owns it lock, stock and barrel. But before Penders could lose, the case was thrown out, since Archie had shown themselves to be no so on the up and up about this whole contract thing.

The slowing down of the love story sub-plots, the ignored family interactions, the removal of all Echidna characters outside of Knuckles and then, finally, the full reboot, were all done at the behest of a paranoid Archie and a slightly annoyed Sega. If they left well enough alone, the comic probably would have just kept on chugging at the amazing pace it was already running at.

Edit: Found just about the best summary you're going to find here (http://theamazingsallyhogan.tumblr.com/post/68112487973/sonic-the-hedgehog-ken-penders-bioware). Got a few of my points wrong and this summary gets a few things not perfectly right, but there you are.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on November 25, 2015, 02:23:32 PM
how did either sega or archie support that sort of cross-over? it makes absolutely no sense to begin with, sounds like a desperate move from one or both parties to try reaching out to new audiences.

back to reading:
Don Quixote - still taking my time with this one but i've been making better progress lately, i have about 200 pages left out of 940. i think my favourite recurring joke is Don Quixote getting pissed off at Sancho for his ridiculous use of proverbs in nearly every sentence.

a while ago i finished a book recommended by my girlfriend called Fishbones by Jisuk Cho. a story about a couple of high school kids, one of whom is part of the Mafia. it was entertaining but i didn't like how it was written, each chapter felt episodic because from what i understand it was released online originally in chapter-length installments. it didn't flow well in novel format, but otherwise i enjoyed it for what it was.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JSoup on November 25, 2015, 02:58:55 PM
how did either sega or archie support that sort of cross-over? it makes absolutely no sense to begin with, sounds like a desperate move from one or both parties to try reaching out to new audiences.

That was basically it. Supposedly this explanation was pieced together from different people who worked on the project, but with the lawsuits going and Archie's Sonic freakout, the team needed more time to flesh out the Mega Man stories and complete Sonic reboot scripts. The cross-over ate up a full year with basically fanfiction (and was people liked it, it wasn't that bad). They liked it so much, they had another one about a year later.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JamesGoblin on November 30, 2015, 10:49:28 AM
I have somewhat unusual habit of either dropping a book after only 10-15 pages or re-reading the same one for 4-5 or even more times (especially if I like it a lot) and/or (re)reading more of them simultaneously.

Besides some "boring" chess ones, I'm currently going (on and on...) through some 20th century Serbian writers (typically never even translated to English, thus no point in giving titles, I guess), Proust's "In Search of lost Time" and Camus' "The Stranger".


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on November 30, 2015, 10:55:51 AM
I read "The Stranger" several years ago. I recall enjoying it very much.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JamesGoblin on November 30, 2015, 05:17:22 PM
I read "The Stranger" several years ago. I recall enjoying it very much.

My first reading of it was, actually, painful. I had to read it for school, and I very much don't like being forced to do things, so I did it "under protest", mechanically.

Only years later, when I stumbled upon the book again, I started enjoying it; BTW The Little Prince was of similar fate, I re-discovered it as an adult =)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on November 30, 2015, 11:40:17 PM
I read "The Stranger" several years ago. I recall enjoying it very much.

My first reading of it was, actually, painful. I had to read it for school, and I very much don't like being forced to do things, so I did it "under protest", mechanically.

Only years later, when I stumbled upon the book again, I started enjoying it; BTW The Little Prince was of similar fate, I re-discovered it as an adult =)

I really enjoyed The Stranger too. how is In Search of Lost Time?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: JamesGoblin on December 01, 2015, 02:57:51 AM
I read "The Stranger" several years ago. I recall enjoying it very much.

My first reading of it was, actually, painful. I had to read it for school, and I very much don't like being forced to do things, so I did it "under protest", mechanically.

Only years later, when I stumbled upon the book again, I started enjoying it; BTW The Little Prince was of similar fate, I re-discovered it as an adult =)

I really enjoyed The Stranger too. how is In Search of Lost Time?

Well, it's the one I'm re-reading, again and again (Swann in Love, it's one book out of, say, 10, 20 or likely even more that I didn't drop early) so there you have it =)

A great master will make even something like describing a simple chair (which Proust actually does) quite readWorthy.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on December 06, 2015, 08:15:28 PM
finally finished Don Quixote! i took a ridiculous amount of time on that. now working on a college level Literature textbook "introduction to reading and writing". figure it might help me in knowing what to look for when reading if i want to dig deeper into my books. undecided on whether or not i'll get into actually writing about things, the book has a strong focus on how to write essays about literature.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: topkek88 on December 31, 2015, 01:02:02 AM
I'm reading through a lot of my Star Wars collection. Have been for sometime. Almost done with the Cestus Deception. Slightly unconventional writing, but I am pleased so far.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: techwizard on March 14, 2016, 12:35:30 AM
It's been a while since I've updated in here.

I more or less dropped the literature textbook, I'm happy to have it as a reference but found that I still have no interest in writing much about books. I'm glad to have something I can look at for tips on getting more insight from reading itself.

Since that I haven't read too much but they were all really good.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Great Gatsby and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Currently continuing to read The Bible (one day I'll finish), and today I started The History of Middle Earth Vol. VII The Treason of Isengard.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on March 14, 2016, 09:59:06 AM
Just finished Murakami's "Sputnik Sweetheart." Probably read close to 10 books by this author now.  Not a bad read and probably somewhere in the middle of my favorites by him.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on July 03, 2016, 04:24:22 PM
Just finished Murakami's "Sputnik Sweetheart." Probably read close to 10 books by this author now.  Not a bad read and probably somewhere in the middle of my favorites by him.

I'm currently reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. It's not as "out there" as 1Q84 but maybe that's for the better. Only my second Murakami but between this and 1Q84 he's ranking among my favorite authors already. As y'all know, 1Q84 is very special to me so maybe he gets extra points for that but the way he has with words, making even the most mundane shit seem fascinating.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: singlebanana on July 03, 2016, 09:29:43 PM
Enjoy Wind-Up Bird. In my Top 5 of all time. 😃


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on November 11, 2016, 12:20:24 AM
the life-changing magic of tidying up by Marie Kondo. I've read this book before, but I thought it warranted a second read.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on December 30, 2016, 12:14:41 AM
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff and it's all small stuff by Richard Carlson, PH.D.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Sirgin on December 31, 2016, 08:49:30 AM
I finished Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell. I didn't expect it to end as it did. :(


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: FatherJack on February 06, 2017, 06:14:25 AM
Have a stack of paperbacks to get through. This is the one I'm reading at the moment.

Tell No One - Harlan Coben

Have to check out the movie when I've finished


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Cryptid Collector on February 20, 2017, 03:28:23 AM
Been working my way through the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics since I found some downloads for complete sets to load onto my tablet.

I'm on like Issue 80-something of the main book with a large pile of side comics also read, so I'm putting a dent in it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: FatherJack on March 23, 2017, 10:19:03 AM
Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz.

The first in a supposed trilogy about a man suffering from Xeroderma Pigmentosum and the mysterious going ons in the town of Moonlight Bay.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: zophar53 on September 27, 2017, 10:10:05 AM
I participate in a couple book clubs so I always have at least a couple books going. Currently I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero. Dorian Gray is super boring; if I weren't listening to the audio version I would've given up on it. But Meddling Kids is really good so far. It's kind of a mix of Scooby-Doo and It. I'm about 25% through right now.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on March 12, 2018, 06:15:16 PM
What I'm currently reading will come as no surprise to many of you:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4796/40733593632_5158a010c7_z.jpg)


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on June 29, 2018, 10:26:25 PM
I am currently reading Needful Things by Stephen King


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: SirPsycho on October 27, 2018, 11:48:50 AM
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on January 12, 2019, 12:06:25 AM
Just getting started on the Alan Moore/Neil Gaiman-penned MiracleMan (MarvelMan  to all you Atlantic east-enders out there) comic series.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7819/45984429174_d65c56a62c_z.jpg)


I remember reading about MiracleMan in Wizard magazine back at the turn of the millennium, but thanks to decades of legal wrangling over rights-- and the single issues and TPB collections being prohibitively expensive-- I never thought I'd be able to experience Alan Moore's most notable early work. But then I hit one of the local thrifts, and found myself the mother lode.

As of this posting, I'm halfway through the first TPB, and I'm already sensing a Watchmen vibe to it, with MiracleMan channeling Veidt/Ozymandias to a certain degree. BTW one of the later issues was controversial for explicit depictions of childbirth. I haven't gotten to this part yet, but I figure if I can handle the deplorable ultraviolence in Garth Ennis' Preacher comics, this upcoming scene should be a cake walk...

...right?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: TurnAroundAndRun on January 18, 2019, 10:19:27 PM
I am a big book reader. Currently reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Got about 20 pages left, so I should knock that out tomorrow morning. Great book!


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Azervux on January 20, 2019, 06:58:38 AM
I am a big book reader. Currently reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Got about 20 pages left, so I should knock that out tomorrow morning. Great book!

Coincidentally I just started reading that book, after recently finishing the first book from the Vorkosigan Saga.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: TurnAroundAndRun on January 21, 2019, 09:53:06 AM
I am a big book reader. Currently reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Got about 20 pages left, so I should knock that out tomorrow morning. Great book!

Coincidentally I just started reading that book, after recently finishing the first book from the Vorkosigan Saga.

Awesome! I hope you enjoy it. I finished it over the weekend.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: EngineerMike on January 25, 2019, 08:17:05 AM
Working on Vol.24, of the Berserk Manga.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Azervux on January 25, 2019, 11:46:32 AM
Working on Vol.24, of the Berserk Manga.
I was wondering, do you also read comics, since you read manga?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: EngineerMike on January 27, 2019, 07:45:46 AM
Working on Vol.24, of the Berserk Manga.
I was wondering, do you also read comics, since you read manga?

Absolutely! Although, I don't keep up on much that is modern these days, I have a tremendous (to me) sized collection of back issues. Mostly Marvel stuff.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Azervux on January 27, 2019, 10:00:20 AM
Working on Vol.24, of the Berserk Manga.
I was wondering, do you also read comics, since you read manga?

Absolutely! Although, I don't keep up on much that is modern these days, I have a tremendous (to me) sized collection of back issues. Mostly Marvel stuff.

Which marvel comics are your favourite?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: TurnAroundAndRun on January 27, 2019, 08:31:45 PM
Just started Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. It's a sequel to the Shining. Anyone here read it?


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: EngineerMike on January 28, 2019, 08:24:10 AM
Working on Vol.24, of the Berserk Manga.
I was wondering, do you also read comics, since you read manga?

Absolutely! Although, I don't keep up on much that is modern these days, I have a tremendous (to me) sized collection of back issues. Mostly Marvel stuff.

Which marvel comics are your favourite?

Going to have to go with Uncanny X-Men, and Daredevil. Those are the largest runs of older marvel comics I own. I own every X-Men comic from 1980-1992, and same with Daredevil. I have like a 200+ issue run, from the 80's.

Just started Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. It's a sequel to the Shining. Anyone here read it?

I have had the hardcover on my shelf since it first came out. Still haven't read it. The Shining was and probably ios, my favourite Stephen King novel.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: TurnAroundAndRun on February 01, 2019, 10:04:34 PM
Just started Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. It's a sequel to the Shining. Anyone here read it?

I have had the hardcover on my shelf since it first came out. Still haven't read it. The Shining was and probably ios, my favourite Stephen King novel.
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About 200 pages in, really digging it so far.
Working on Vol.24, of the Berserk Manga.
I was wondering, do you also read comics, since you read manga?

Absolutely! Although, I don't keep up on much that is modern these days, I have a tremendous (to me) sized collection of back issues. Mostly Marvel stuff.

Which marvel comics are your favourite?

Going to have to go with Uncanny X-Men, and Daredevil. Those are the largest runs of older marvel comics I own. I own every X-Men comic from 1980-1992, and same with Daredevil. I have like a 200+ issue run, from the 80's.

Just started Stephen King's Doctor Sleep. It's a sequel to the Shining. Anyone here read it?

I have had the hardcover on my shelf since it first came out. Still haven't read it. The Shining was and probably ios, my favourite Stephen King novel.

I'm about 200 pages in and really digging it.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: TurnAroundAndRun on February 14, 2019, 09:29:55 AM
Doctor Sleep gets 3.5 out of 5 stars from me. Good book! I am now reading Exit West by Moshin Hamid.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: GrayGhost81 on February 17, 2019, 10:15:28 AM
Took a few days off from reading to go hard on some gaming. This morning I started Rogue Moon, though. Good so far. Nice and short.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Ghost Soldier on March 22, 2019, 10:19:21 PM
He-man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on March 23, 2019, 01:02:11 PM
Been reading the 1939-1944 run of Batman books. Cool seeing the origins of one of my favorite characters.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: Zagnorch on March 23, 2019, 08:56:28 PM
I recently finished off the rather silly yet oddly enjoyable IDW Star Trek TAS / TransFormers G1 crossover...


(http://www.idwpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/StarTrek_Transformers_04_Acvr-659x1000.jpg)
To boldly light our darkest hour...



...and followed it up with the depressingly grim ROM Spaceknight Vs. TransFormers:

(http://www.idwpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Rom_V_Transformers_03_C.jpg)



The way things are going, it's only a matter of time before we see Optimus Prime facing off against a relatively recent IDW recruit...

(https://bulk2.destructoid.com/ul/210195-i-m-convinced-sonic-generations-is-an-elaborate-trap-/02-620x.jpg)



In the meantime, I'm hoping for a translation of the upcoming Mazinger Z / TransFormers manga to come to western shores some day.

(http://news.tfw2005.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2019/02/MazingerZ-vs-Transformers.jpg)


-'Late


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: bombatomba on July 05, 2019, 03:32:35 PM
I am leafing through some of the early issues of Nintendo Power because of the FP article.  Love those things.

Something a little bit different are two pickups from the ten-cent pile from the local library.  First is Martin Luther - Heart of the Reformation  by Edwin P. Booth.  It looks interesting, as most of what I have heard about Martin Luther is from RC Sproal, so I am hoping to learn more, and I do love details regarding history.

The second book is a huge surprise.  It is The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford, a book that I have literally never seen.  This appears to be the fourth printing from 1983, so it is missing any advertisement linking it to Full Metal Jacket.  I am really excited to read this.


Title: Re: What are you reading right now
Post by: bombatomba on August 08, 2019, 03:46:34 PM
I just finished reading a play called Our American Cousin by Tom Taylor, of which I downloaded from Standard EBooks (https://standardebooks.org/), which I guess is like Project Gutenberg but easier on the eyes (for browsing and reading, not searching).  It says the play was originally supposed to be a farce for an English crowd, at the expense of the American, then turned into the opposite when it came across the pond.  Personally, I think it makes fun of the stereotypes from both sides of the Atlantic.  Whatever it was meant to be, it is a light and fun read that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Another note is that apparently this was the play that Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President of the United States, just in case) was watching when he was assassinated.  Not sure why I forgot that (imagine it was something they taught in school), but I did.