#1 Posted by theANCIENTgray (78 posts) -

Been enjoying the first book of this series by Colin Meloy. It takes a bit to pick up but when it does it's a pretty fun read. I'm 100 pages off from finishing it and then I'm going to start reading The Road.

How about you?? What are ya reading?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

The Little Match Girl. Does it count as a book if it only has three pages?

#3 Posted by pantzing_nome (588 posts) -

I've finally got around to reading game of thrones

#4 Posted by theANCIENTgray (78 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

The Little Match Girl. Does it count as a book if it only has three pages?

Is it fashioned together in a binding?

#5 Posted by SpanxMcFranks (91 posts) -

Imajica by Clive Barker. I am not nearly far enough in the book to have an opinion yet, but it seems like it will be good.

#6 Posted by theANCIENTgray (78 posts) -

@pantzing_nome said:

I've finally got around to reading game of thrones

I was about 150 pages into it and then I lost interest. I should pick it up again.

#7 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

#8 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8607 posts) -
@pantzing_nome: And I just finished last week, its a big read alright, but not a bad one. Enjoy!
 
I'm going to start reading Dragon Prince again today, love that series.
#9 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

A Dance With Dragons at the moment. It's good, much better than A Feast For Crows

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#11 Posted by Bocam (3832 posts) -

50 Shades of Gray.

#12 Posted by BaneFireLord (2957 posts) -
@pantzing_nome said:

I've finally got around to reading game of thrones

Same here. I'm really not enjoying it that much (probably because everything in that first book got spoiled for me by internet assholes), but I'm already 500 pages in, so I'm going to keep on trudging through.
#13 Posted by CaLe (4056 posts) -

It's more fun than it looks.

#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@theANCIENTgray:

It's a Word document on my computer.

#15 Posted by A_Dog (738 posts) -

I'm reading Last Wish, the Witcher book. It's pretty cool. I'm probably going to start Infinite Jest afterwards.

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#17 Posted by theANCIENTgray (78 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@theANCIENTgray:

It's a Word document on my computer.

Going to have to go with no on this one!

#18 Posted by ohnobruno (85 posts) -

Usually a nonfiction and fiction at the same time so after Drew mentioned it - I think on the first Dwarf Fortress episode - I picked up A World Lit Only By Fire. It's good but I sometimes think the conclusions are a little too generalized but it's dealing with an enormous swath of time in about 250 pages so nuance can't really be expected. I probably should switch back to A Distant Mirror. I recently finished Cloud Atlas (awesome) after it sat on my shelf for three years and am thinking of picking another long ignored book on the shelf. Probably Europe Central or Mason & Dixon.

I also have an urge to sit down and work my way through Infinite Jest again. This is probably a terrible idea.

#19 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

I am trying to read every book in Skyrim, Oblivion and Morrowind.

#20 Posted by wemibelec90 (1839 posts) -

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey. Actually, I have to start it over because I read five chapters in and promptly ignored it for about a month. Need to remember what happened in those first few chapters.

#21 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Game of Thrones. Close to finishing it. It's just so long.

Also, a fun little book called 'Socialism in Britain since 1884' for university.

#22 Posted by theANCIENTgray (78 posts) -

@ohnobruno said:

Usually a nonfiction and fiction at the same time so after Drew mentioned it - I think on the first Dwarf Fortress episode - I picked up A World Lit Only By Fire. It's good but I sometimes think the conclusions are a little too generalized but it's dealing with an enormous swath of time in about 250 pages so nuance can't really be expected. I probably should switch back to A Distant Mirror. I recently finished Cloud Atlas (awesome) after it sat on my shelf for three years and am thinking of picking another long ignored book on the shelf. Probably Europe Central or Mason & Dixon.

I also have an urge to sit down and work my way through Infinite Jest again. This is probably a terrible idea.

yet to try Infinite Jest but I have read some of the essays in "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again". Really enjoyable.

#23 Posted by mosespippy (4467 posts) -

I was able to read The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwell during my lunch breaks at driving school a couple weeks ago. It's public domain horror from the turn of the 20th century and available on Kindle for free. It was pretty good. Felt like it could be adapted into a rougelike pretty easily.

#24 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

A Storm of Swords. I've been plowing through the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

#25 Posted by gakon (1952 posts) -

The Three Christs of Yspilanti, which is about a psychological study concerning three paranoid schizophrenics who were each convinced they were Jesus Christ.

Now that I think about it, it's like a profoundly twisted sitcom. What if we took three people who thought they were Jesus and transferred them to the same mental hospital?

#26 Posted by WEB_War4 (110 posts) -

I finished Hellhole last week, finding out that it's the first of a trilogy after the not-ending. I'm on Heaven's War, the second in a trilogy. I need to knock out the whole Shannara & Word/Void series as well as the Drizzt books. There's a huge backlog of books to read.

#27 Posted by ohnobruno (85 posts) -

@theANCIENTgray: I read almost everything he wrote and his essays are vastly superior to the fiction. "Consider the Lobster" is amazing. In terms of his fiction I always say that David Foster Wallace is the best writer I would NEVER recommend to anyone else. If you're meant to read it you'll discover him on your own.

#28 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

The Horus heresy book 2

#29 Posted by Prince_of_Space (83 posts) -

I've been picking away at Tolstoy's The Kingdom of God is Within You. It's certainly a unique perspective on Christianity, not one that's often seen in the fire-and-brimstone sentiments of today's culture war.

#30 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Redshirts by john Scalzi

#31 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

A Farewell to Arms. I'm trying to read the many, many classic books I've never gotten around to.

#32 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -

Game of Thrones and 1Q84

#33 Posted by Hunter5024 (5980 posts) -

I'm in the middle of a Wheel of Time, just started The Shadow Rising. Recently I've been questioning my line of thought in regards to book choice and am thinking about branching out and reading some more mainstream novels. Once I get through the thousands of pages I have left in Wheel of Time that is.

#34 Posted by 49th (2851 posts) -

Girl with dragon tattoo

#35 Posted by pyromagnestir (4339 posts) -

I haven't read anything for quite a while now, sadly. I have slowly been listening to Stephen King's It on audiobook, though. It's fucking 46 hours long, though. I just passed the half way mark yesterday, I think.

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#37 Posted by Shaunage (733 posts) -

I'm a few hundred pages into The Dragon Reborn, in an attempt to catch up of The Wheel of Time before the final book comes out.

I'm also reading Team of Rivals, the book the upcoming movie Lincoln is based on.

#38 Posted by Brians (1465 posts) -

Grave Peril Jim Butcher.

#39 Posted by MegaLombax (428 posts) -

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riodan

#40 Posted by Zella (836 posts) -

Warlord Part 1: Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. An interesting take on the King Arthur story that is grounded in history.

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Just recently dragged this back out onto my nightstand.

#42 Posted by natetodamax (19220 posts) -

I just finished reading Heart of Darkness. Now I'm reading Macbeth.

#43 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3925 posts) -

Currently finishing up the Sigmar trilogy by Graham McNeil. More of a 40K guy then Warhammer fantasy but it's good

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#44 Posted by blindisaac (141 posts) -

Fevre Dream by George RR Martin. Its a vampire story set on the Mississippi River. Im half way through it and I think its been decent so far. has his typical overly detailed descriptions. After I finish it I am going to pick up the Horus Heresy (the first one) again and try to finish it before school starts for me. Then after that the second Song of Ice and Fire book through A Dance with Dragons.

#45 Posted by DonutFever (3540 posts) -

I'm reading Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior for a second time, I thought that it was worth re-reading now that I'm a little older.

#46 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

A Feast for Crows. Might delve into the Dark Tower series once I finish up reading A Song of Ice and Fire.

#47 Posted by rjayb89 (7729 posts) -

I'm rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at the moment, just to see if me liking it when I was a kid wasn't because I didn't read anything else before that and didn't know any better.

#48 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -

"The Sagas of the Icelanders." Sometimes the translations leave a bit to be desired, but the sagas themselves are great. Although, sometimes I get the sense that the monks that initially transcribed them from oral tradition "omitted" certain parts that were important to the pagan roots.

#49 Posted by theANCIENTgray (78 posts) -

Finished Wildwood. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Starting The Road tomorrow while I work out at the pool.

#50 Posted by HisDudeness (254 posts) -

Cormac McCarthy's ''All The Pretty Horses''. Really beautiful so far.