What are you reading now?

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  1. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I know this has been done, but it's been awhile.

    What are you reading now? ...or have read in recent months?

    I've just finished My Father the Spy. A good biography of a CIA operative born in 1913, written by his son, John Richardson.

    Also re-read Lamb by Christopher Moore. GREAT BOOK!!! I'll read it once a year at least. My most highly recommended book, ever.

    On Moore's suggestion, read The Master and Maguerita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Written by a post-revoltionary artist/author in Russia, but not published until well after his death.

    Also read The Book of Bebb, a series of four novels by one of my favourite authors/theologians, Frederick Buechner.

    Also reading text books for my Masters of Arts in Teaching classes...boring!

    No replies saying "right now I'm reading MacRumors!"

    Oh, yeah, never read Confederacy of the Dunces, so I'm grabbing that next.
     
  2. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    2001: A Space Odyssey. I just pick books by random in the library. I want to read a history book next. Does anybody have any suggestions?
     
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    George Carlin - Napalm and Silly Putty

    I rarley read on my own, but when I do, it's gotta be something that can actually keep me interested. A typical novel just doesn't do that.
     
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    V For Vendetta (the trade paperback of the comic book series) and Wired. Will be reading Stephen Baxter's Transcendent this time next month.
     
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    Web Design books for my classes. Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug and Web Redesign 2.0 by two women I can't remember the names of right now.
     
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    I've just finished Terry Pratchet's Reaper Man and I'm about to start on Soul Music.
     
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    Gilgamesh for English class.
    I'm diggin' it.

    other than that, I don't really have a lot of time to read right now, and I can't find things that interest me.

    I want to grab "Freakonomics" though.
    LOOKS SO COOL!!!!
     
  11. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    I'm reading this thread... :p

    No, actually I'm reading "The Painted House" By: John Grisham

    edit- Dammit, dietcokevanilla beat me to it. :( ;)
     
  12. iSaint thread starter macrumors 603

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    Children...

    I said don't say 'this thread'.

    now, behave!
     
  13. stoid macrumors 601

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    Star by Star (New Jedi Order) - Troy Denning
    Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
    The Silmarillion - Tolkien

    Maybe if I'd just read one, and put down the other two, I could finish it, but I'm just enjoying them all so much!
     
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    As soon as I saw this thread, I knew someone was going to say it. It was only a matter of time, and not very much time at that. :D

    I guess I should put down what I'm reading. I just finished Through a Glass, Darkly by Jostein Gaarder (he wrote Sophie's World if you've heard of that).

    Right now I'm reading two books for two classes. The first is The Issa Valley by Czeslaw Milosz and the other is The Kind Must Die by Mary Renault. I haven't finished them yet, so I can't really formulate a very informed opinion on them, but so far I'm not liking The Issa Valley very much.

    As for Through a Glass, Darkly, I highly recommend it if you can get ahold of it. I had the hardest time finding it in the US for some reason. I ended up getting it through one of those stores that sells through Amazon and it was the UK version. I don't even know if there is a US version. It's too short, though. It went by too fast.
     
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    The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan.

    A friend recommended the Wheel of Time series to me a while ago, and I've enjoyed the books so far. :D

    These are next on my list:
    - The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
    - The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Leguin
     
  16. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly - How good is this bloke
    Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared diamond - very inetresting read
    The food of Italy - mmmmmm belisimo:)
     
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    Common Sense by Thomas Paine
    Illuminations by Walter Benjamin
     
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    Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Brilliant. I'm 425 pages in.

    Also picked up and started The World is Flat by Tom Friedman. Starts out strong; he's pretty good, but his enthusiasm gets annoying-- sometimes he's Harriet Miers-ish with exclamation points! and enthusiasm! and EVERYTHING IS SO COOL!
     
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    I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
    Blessings by Anna Quinlen
    Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin
    re-reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    This website
    several magazines
    I love to read:eek:
     
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    the very best of the feynman lectures

    mit, 2005
     
  22. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon. Also Agile Web Development with Rails, by Dave Thomas and David Heinemeier Hansson.
     
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    Oops! :eek:
     
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    Currently working my way through A Prayer for Owen Meany...I've been busy, so it's pretty slow going right now...
     
  25. iSaint thread starter macrumors 603

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    Great book, did that several years ago. Never caught the movie which, I believe, is based only on a portion of the book.
     

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