What are you reading?

robbyrobby Olympia, WA New
edited February 2004 in The Pub
I'm always reading the Tao )open a page and read every now and then(, Also reading "nothing feels good", "our band could be your life", and a Novell manual. My GF and I laid in bed last night and read "If Buddha dated" together. it was amazing. She held the book while we both read and we would take turns commenting on parts we found interesting. I recomend "joint-reading" to all the couples in the house.
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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    Never tried that. My wife would probably be totally into that. We're both avid readers, but we've never read together.

    I just finished reading "Kamanita" by Pitsamai Intarachat Yupho (Originally a Thai book, translated into English)- it's a fictional love story set in the time of the Buddha. It's really cool because it's short and sweet, but very deep. Towards the end, the author does a surprisingly compelling description of the cosmos, and puts the Buddha's teachings about the nature of life and the universe into very easy to digest terms. It really made me think a LOT.
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    GH and I run a small book discussion club, so most of my cassual reading is dedicated to that. Here's what we're reading: http://ao.nexlia.com
  • RWBRWB Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    Only have time for my school books lately...:( I plan on readigs all of Michio Kaku's "Visions" sometime soon. My last book was "The Prince" and just before that, "SunTzu's Art of War". I had finished The Prince on orientation day for college.
  • BoogieBoogie Happy Valley, UT, USA
    edited February 2004
    I guess you guys are including Sci-Fi books in this discussion? I just finished Gunslinger myself CBDroege, very interesting.
    I've been reading a few books by Neal Stephenson. Just finished Snow Crash, for the second time, and Loved it! I'm now reading Cryptonomicon, which is quite a read.
  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    I am kinda a, um, PROFLIGATE reader. In the past four days, have read Ben Bova's Saturn, Frederick Forsyth's Avenger, An older Zane Grey western about two transplanted Texas cowboys adventures in Australia, three Elmer Kelton westersn, 5 tech magazines, Micheal J. Durant's In The Company of Heroes and misc tech research stuff. Part of this was practice due to eye problems outlined below. Normally I go through 2-3 thousand pages a week of written stuff. NOT counting forums and web research. No, not boasting, just telling the truth, I am an avid bibliophile.

    Every Ann McCaffery book, I have read at least twice. Ditto for the local library's entire Sci-Fi collection, most of the mysteries, about 1\5th of the bibliographies of folks at local library, etc.

    Fun getting used to reading with right eye, and using left eye for distance. Eye doctors are getting to the point where they are recommending one eye, monocular, for reading and computing, and one eye for distance. I have had a retinal tissue hole repaired with an argon laser about 4 weeks ago, that healed in fine, and have glasses plus a contact in right eye only to induce nearsightedness in right eye. This last happened after the strabismus surgeon said absolutely NOT to let anyone straighten right eye. Problem is, right eye is now straightening itself, to have binocular vision I also have double vision. Using right eye as I type, LEFT eye to check typing.

    John D.
  • edited February 2004
    Right now I'm reading "The Wolves of the Calla" by Stephen King, book 5 in the Gunslinger series...good stuff.
  • DogSoldierDogSoldier The heart of radical Amish country..
    edited February 2004
    One Dead Indian by Peter Edwards. Summary: Critical examinations of the crisis at Ipperwash that lead to the death of Dudley George. Ominous implications.

    Also reading Scientific American, HOW and Computer Monitor (Sort of my computer wish-list)
  • croc_croc_ New
    edited February 2004
    Dune: Dune Messiah

    I seemed to have lost the book though. I can't find it anywhere =(
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    Want I should tell you how it goes?
  • edited February 2004
    RWB wrote:
    My last book was "The Prince" and just before that, "SunTzu's Art of War". I had finished The Prince on orientation day for college.

    That's some real...errr...uhhh... uplifting reading.
  • edited February 2004
    I just finished Underboss: the Sammy the Bull Gravano Story, by Pete Maas. It was real good. Put a spin on John Gotti, seems as though he was quite a bastard.

    And currently reading Architects of Victory: Six Heroes of the Cold War by Joseph Shattan for Politcal Science.
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    Things Fall Apart -- Chinua Achebe
  • AranyicAranyic Casstown, OH Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    ATM I'm reading 'and a hard rain fell' - John Ketwig. One of my fav books atm is Guns Up - Johnnie M Clark

    -Aranyic
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited February 2004
    "Still Life with Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins
  • TheironhandTheironhand Centerline, Michigan Icrontian
    Currently reading "The grand design" by Stephen hawkings, next I'll be reading some of the Halo books.
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    Currently reading "Freakonomics" bu Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. It's an entertaining book where the authors ask questions like "What do school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common" and "Where have all the criminals gone" and then uses numbers, statistics and events to answer these questions. I'm not sure exactly how reliable the science is, but it's interesting and entertaining.
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    edited November 2012
    Just finished the last book in the Missing Children series (Torn.) It's a series that basically says all the famous missing children of history (Lindberg baby, etc.) were actually kidnapped by time travelers. It's a Young Adult series so the main characters are teenagers but it's pretty well written. Each book focuses on a different child and how the main characters try to fix time. The latest book (Torn) is based around Albert Einstein's first child. In real history he wasn't married yet when she was born so not much is known what happened to her.
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    Currently reading The Prestige by Christopher Priest, The Code Book by Simon Singh, The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells, and The Bhagavad Gita

    When I'm done these I'm planning to read The Roadside Picnic and The Colour of Magic
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    @Ilyrias I don't understand how you can read so many books at once.
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited November 2012
    @Jokke I constantly have books on the go that I read a few chapters from whenever I feel like it. The Prestige I'm reading because I love the premise (and magic) The Code Book because of a fascination with cryptography, The Sleeper Awakes because it's the last of Wells's books that I have yet to read and The Bhagavad Gita for Philosophy class.

    I read them based on what I feel interested in continuing at the moment but thankfully I can remember the plots and earlier chapters of each book I'm reading so I don't get lost if I just happen to switch on a whim.

    Then there's my drawing, code breaking/cryptography, and magic books but they're more hobbyist tutorials.

    I guess my comic books would count as well but I can read those in an hour or two so eh. (Comics being 300 page + volumes not individual comics)

    Basically as an arts student I have way too much time on my hands so I fill it reading, playing, and drawing/practicing magic.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Reading Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas books. I've never read anything by him before, and I'm really enjoying the characters and story. Odd Thomas is a very compelling and likable character.
  • DocFrazierDocFrazier Gladbrook, IA Icrontian
    Koontz is pretty good for a formula writer.
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian

    Reading Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas books. I've never read anything by him before, and I'm really enjoying the characters and story. Odd Thomas is a very compelling and likable character.

    My brother and father are big fans of the Odd Thomas series. I've read some Koontz. His writing style is, for lack of a better word, "approachable". They've been trying to get me to read those books for years, but I was too busy reading Les Miserables for half my life. Might as well give this a try... They were right about Lost.
    Koreish
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    If any of you haven't read the Dresden File or Discworld yet I highly recommend you do so they're absolutely incredible.

    Also the Dresden Files has a new book coming out TOMORROW! I've had it on preorder for months.
  • DocFrazierDocFrazier Gladbrook, IA Icrontian
    Dresden is by Jim Butcher right?
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    @DocFraiser yeah he's a great writer in my opinion
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Ilriyas said:

    If any of you haven't read the Dresden File or Discworld yet I highly recommend you do so they're absolutely incredible.

    Also the Dresden Files has a new book coming out TOMORROW! I've had it on preorder for months.

    I read the first couple books from Discworld series and thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to continuing in that universe
  • PacifistoPacifisto Turnip Extraordinaire Michigan Icrontian
    I may or may not have purchased over the last several months nearly every Discworld book at the bookstore near me.
  • KoreishKoreish I'm a penguin, deal with it. KCMO Icrontian
    Ilriyas said:

    If any of you haven't read the Dresden File or Discworld yet I highly recommend you do so they're absolutely incredible.

    Also the Dresden Files has a new book coming out TOMORROW! I've had it on preorder for months.

    Are you for serious? I've been trying to find out when the next Dresden book was going to come out and I could never find a release date.
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