What are you reading right now?

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  1. spikespike macrumors member

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    "C Programming: A modern approach" by K. N. King :)
     
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    Just finished reading War of the Worlds by HG Wells again. Not picked anything else up yet :)
     
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    I've just finished that too!!

    I've also just finished "Noise/Music: A History" by Paul Hegarty

    About to start "Rant" By Chuck Palahaniuk
     
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    right at this min im reading this thread

    but i did start to read Kevin Smiths: My Boring Ass Life

    Pretty s**t so far if im honest
     
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    Numerous boring books :). Just finishing all the exercises in "The C Programming Language" for starters. Takes awhile that book, does not help that I've been side tracked by a lot recently though.
     
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    Professionaly: Contracts :(
    Personally: Want-ads. :(
     
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    At first glance I thought it was "C++ GUI Programming Guide" :D

    I'm not currently reading anything, but a while ago I flipped through Edwin Drood by Dickens. I love his description and the way he words things. Classic.
     
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    At the moment, James Morrow's "The Last Witchfinder" which is hilarious, very intelligent, a right rollicking read; also Andrew Marr's "A History of Modern Britain" which is an excellent really well-written book.

    Cheers
     
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    This thread, but as a book, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, highly recommended!
     
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    I've got three books going right now:

    Life of Pi by Yann Martel

    The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan

    Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson​
     
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    Forced to read it last year, liked most of the book, but I found the ending confusing and it ruined it for me.
     
  20. spikespike thread starter macrumors member

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    I had to read that for a History 301 class. Its a pretty interesting book.
     
  21. spikespike thread starter macrumors member

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    Such an amazing book. He is such an incredible, almost unrealistic person.
     
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    The story of who he is just amazes me, and Kidder did an amazing job with the writing. I am not at all a fan of biographies, but not once while reading it did I feel that I was reading a biography (probably because his life was so amazing it seems fictional).
     
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    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski (this is gonna have to be turned into a film)
    Girls Fall Down, by Maggie Helwig (they're gonna f*ck up if it's turned into a horror film.
    Anatomy of the Action Picture, by David Bordwell (links cognitive science with film comprehension; just in case you want to turn the above into films. http://www.davidbordwell.net/essays/anatomy.php
     
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    It is a book that makes you believe in people again [read: a helpful antidote after watching election coverage].
     

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