#1 Posted by Innersloth (26 posts) -

The last book I read was Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins. It was quite an odd book. Took me a while to get into the writing, and the story didn't take off for a bit but once I got into the humor I loved it. I am going to be reading What we talk about when we talk about love by Raymond Carver. Looking forward to it, I've heard great things.

#2 Posted by kishan6 (1986 posts) -

Their eyes were watching God

#3 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6497 posts) -

On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft by Stephen King. I liked it a lot, there were plenty of tips and techniques for aspiring writers.

#4 Posted by Mrnitropb (2131 posts) -

Never Let Me Go, by   Kazuo Ishiguro. Highly fucking over-rated. I truly did not enjoy reading it. 

#5 Posted by Jambones (1726 posts) -
@Everyones_A_Critic said:
" On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft by Stephen King. I liked it a lot, there were plenty of tips and techniques for aspiring writers. "
It's been a while since I could afford a good book, sadly, but this was the last one I read too. Great tips and anecdotes... The ear syringe made me wince >_>
#6 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5193 posts) -

The last book I read was Jacinto's Remnant. I honestly don't have the time to read books so I mostly just get audio books for my commute around the mulberry bush. 

#7 Posted by SonKite (78 posts) -

Last book I read was Everville by Clive Barker. Now I 'am reading Living dead in dallas by Charlaine Harris.
#8 Posted by Kieran_ES (270 posts) -
#9 Posted by beej (1675 posts) -

Almost done with eichmann in jerusalem. Also @Jambones do you have access to a library?

#10 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -

I work in a library that hasn't had anything new come in in a decade except for Harry Potter and there are only 40 people living in the town. Basically I'm paid to sit in a room of old books. So the last books I've read were Shakespeare's The Tempest and JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye.

#11 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

Working on The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King right now. That's one rough prologue.

#12 Posted by nickux (1459 posts) -

I read fiction all my life until a few years ago when, for some reason, I just kind of gave up on it. Since then I've mostly read non-fiction. The last books I've read have been.. 
 
Columbine by Dave Cullen 
iWoz by Steve Wozniak 
Eiger Dreams by Jon Krakauer  
The Mountains of My Life by Walter Bonatti
and  
Hell's Angels by Hunter Thompson 
 
A pretty strange mix when I really look at it.  

#13 Posted by nintendoeats (6138 posts) -

"The Dispossessed" by Ursula Le Guin. I had to read it for class, but it was an excellent book regardless. Its a nice little case study about anarcho-socialism. It made for an interesting essay.

#14 Posted by nickux (1459 posts) -
@Innersloth said:
" The last book I read was Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins. It was quite an odd book. Took me a while to get into the writing, and the story didn't take off for a bit but once I got into the humor I loved it. I am going to be reading What we talk about when we talk about love by Raymond Carver. Looking forward to it, I've heard great things. "
I say this with no sense of exaggeration but Raymond Carver is, without a doubt, my favorite fiction author. His short stories mean, well, more to me than what I would be able to type here. His collection, Where I'm Calling From, is one of my most-cherished books. I really hope you enjoy the stories in What We Talk About. 
#15 Posted by astrotriforce (1704 posts) -
@CaLe said:
" Masters of Doom by David Kushner. John Carmack is a damn genius. "
Great book, I read it years ago. Very interesting.  
 
I just got done reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Which was a fantastic book. I really enjoyed it once the Triwizard Tournament stuff started happening about halfway through.  
 
Before that I read "Warlords: An Extraordinary Re-Creation of World War II Through the Eyes of Hitler, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin" by Simon Berthon and Joanna Potts. Previous to that I read "Growing Up Bin Laden" by Omar and Najwa Bin Laden (4th son with 1st wife) as well as "Tea With Hezbollah: Sitting At the Enemies Table. Our Journey Through the Middle East" by Ted Dekker and Carl Medearis. I highly recommend the latter two. Warlords was interesting as well.  
 
Currently I've been semi-reading a book called "Growing Up Asian American: Stories of Childhood, Adolescence and Coming of Age in America from the 1800s to the 1990s by 32 Asian American Writers" by Maria Hong, which I picked up along with a ton of other books at a Goodwill. 
#16 Posted by thebatmobile (991 posts) -

I just read What Is Life? by Ed Regis. It was a pretty decent book, too short though. And it wasn't deep or complicated enough.

#17 Posted by Innersloth (26 posts) -
@Everyones_A_Critic said:
" On Writing: A Memoir on the Craft by Stephen King. I liked it a lot, there were plenty of tips and techniques for aspiring writers. "
I love that book. It got me into writing when I was younger. One of the few writing books that actually helped. I think Ray Bradbury wrote a book about writing too, but I forgot the title.
#18 Posted by Animasta (14820 posts) -

1984, mad depressing :/

#19 Posted by Jambones (1726 posts) -
@beej: Sure do... unfortunately I don't have a car to get there. If it's not one thing, it's another, right? :|
#20 Posted by Berserk007 (226 posts) -

finished the 7th book in the dresden files and now on the 2nd book in Game of thrones series

#21 Posted by Skald (4387 posts) -

Paradise Lost, again. 
 
Thinking of reading either Metro 2033 or The Windup Girl after I'm done Perdido Street Station. Does anyone have any thoughts?

#22 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

Last book I completed was Matthew Hayden: Standing My Ground, it was alright for a sporting autobiography. I am currently reading A Game of Thrones though.

#23 Posted by Slax (1006 posts) -

I just finished reading  "John Dies at the End" by David Wong.
 
This book was amazing, trippy as hell, but amazing.

#24 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -
Finishing up the last 100 or so pages of Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil right now. 
 
After that I have a combo of the first four books in the hitch hikers guide series that I'm going to start in on next. It's close to 800 pages so I will be reading that for a long ass time as I tend to only read a few pages every day. If I get really into it and take some time away from other activities to be set aside specifically for reading then I could blow through it in no time, but I try not to do that because books are expensive, I'm running out of space on the shelf, and because books are god dam expensive. I may end up reading the first novel or two then coming back to them later to finish it off.
 
After that I have the last book that will sadly ever be published in the Republic Commando series of novels, but I'm hesitant to read it for the aforementioned reason. It has been one of my favorite book series that I have ever read, and I hate knowing that that is the last book and that it will no doubt end with unresolved plot points because of the falling out the author had with the people in charge with the license.
 
After that I got nothing. My grandmother and Aunt usually give me a couple books for Christmas so I'm sure when I combine them with the above books I will be set for reading until this time next year. Unless of course I go on a reading binge..
#25 Posted by fallaciousPsychologist (31 posts) -

Atonement by Ian Mcewen. We have to study it in English class. It's pretty interesting with a nice little twist at the end.

#26 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -
@mosespippy said:
" I work in a library that hasn't had anything new come in in a decade except for Harry Potter and there are only 40 people living in the town. Basically I'm paid to sit in a room of old books. So the last books I've read were Shakespeare's The Tempest and JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. "
That sounds like my dream Job. I wonder if my local library would be willing to hire me....
#27 Posted by beej (1675 posts) -
@Jambones: that sucks! D:
#28 Posted by MB (13935 posts) -

Zinn's A People's History of The United States. Blew my mind, highly recommended if you're a history buff.

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#29 Posted by JJWeatherman (14795 posts) -

Darkly Dreaming Dexter, and I was slightly underwhelmed. I was psyched to read the whole series too, but I haven't started any of the others yet. I'll probably still read them eventually. If nothing else, the direction of the first book was... interesting.

#30 Posted by bmarie82 (80 posts) -

The Watchmen.  Currently about 3/4 through Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

#31 Posted by buwchbach (325 posts) -

Looking for Alaska by John Green.

#32 Posted by davidh219 (368 posts) -

I read The Time Machine last week sometime. It's my favorite book; I've read it six or seven times now. For those of you who have never read it/seen a copy, it's actually quite short. It only takes me about 2-3 hours to get through. 

#33 Posted by CrashRHCP (52 posts) -

Cell from Stephen King. Nice book if you like horror stories.

#34 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Dragon Star 1: Stronghold

#35 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:
" @mosespippy said:
" I work in a library that hasn't had anything new come in in a decade except for Harry Potter and there are only 40 people living in the town. Basically I'm paid to sit in a room of old books. So the last books I've read were Shakespeare's The Tempest and JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. "
That sounds like my dream Job. I wonder if my local library would be willing to hire me.... "
The money comes from the government because they run the computers at the library. Find out what part of the government is funding your library (I imagine no library's are privately owned profit ventures) and check out their website for job opportunities.
#36 Posted by ChristianCastillo (1186 posts) -

my chemistry textbook, I read through an entire 867 page textbook on chemistry and still don't fucking get it :/

#37 Posted by MauveForest (605 posts) -
@MB said:
" Zinn's A People's History of The United States. Blew my mind, highly recommended if you're a history buff. "
I want to read that book sometime soon. I read the introduction/first chapter and that blew my mind, and really made think about history in a different light.  
 
I just finished reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being for the second time, and I liked it as much of the first time and got more out of it. Just started reading The Castle by Kafka.
#38 Posted by Animasta (14820 posts) -
@CrashRHCP said:
" Cell from Stephen King. Nice book if you like horror stories. "
cell is garbage, under the dome is a return to form for him
#39 Posted by Bobdaman18 (721 posts) -

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky.  It goes through nyc's history with oysters, pretty good read if ur into oysters.
#40 Posted by KME93 (214 posts) -

City Of thieves which I thought was pretty good and I enjoyed my time reading it. I am currently reading World War Z and I am enjoying it so far