What are you reading right now?
01-12-2014, 04:37 PM,
Post: #1
What are you reading right now?
Been a while since we've had one of these, and I thought maybe we could share some ideas for better reading material to the more potarded of our members here.

Right now, I'm actually reading some non-fiction, namely Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's memoir, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. I'm really enjoying it so far. Great behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become an astronaut, and he approaches it with a great, dry wit while, pardon the pun, never forgetting the gravity of the situations and challenges he's faced. Really enjoyed following his tweets from his time as commander of the ISS, and it sounds like he's had one hell of a journey.

Still have some others to read in my library, including Red Green's latest, Red Green's Beginner's Guide to Women (for Men Who Don't Read Instructions), and the last two books from Vince Flynn, one of my favourite authors who sadly died last year at age 47 from prostate cancer. Haven't been in much of a hurry to read those two for two reasons: one, I had a copy of his second-to-last book that went missing after my move, and was only discovered once I bought a second copy; and two, most obviously, that once I finish these I know there will not be more.
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01-12-2014, 05:23 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-12-2014, 05:24 PM by FuturDreamz.)
Post: #2
RE: What are you reading right now?
I'm waiting for the paperback version of Raising Steam in order to continue my Terry Pratchett collection (I should pick up the science of Diskworld trilogy)

Finished the fourth book in the Xanth series. Overall not as impressive as the diskworld but the books are cheap.

I read five or so books in Ian M. Bank's Culture series. They're still really good, despite him always ending the book with the depressing perspective of infinity.

Finally bought The Hyrule Historia on Amazon. I look forward to reading it when it arrives.

Also I need to find the sixth Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy book.
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01-12-2014, 05:56 PM,
Post: #3
RE: What are you reading right now?
I am currently reading The Guts, by Roddy Doyle. The continuing story of the Rabbitte family of Dublin. Very funny.
01-13-2014, 03:16 AM,
Post: #4
RE: What are you reading right now?
Not officially reading anything at the moment. But I am checking out a sample of On Such A Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee.
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01-21-2014, 03:07 PM,
Post: #5
RE: What are you reading right now?
I'm about to read William Gibson's All Tomorrow's Parties.

Next I may dig into Frederic Pohl's Heechee trilogy. Just like Gibson's Bridge trilogy it was in progress when I read it, and I never read the final book.
01-21-2014, 03:28 PM,
Post: #6
RE: What are you reading right now?
Hyrule Historia. Pretty awesome if you're into Zelda.
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01-21-2014, 04:19 PM,
Post: #7
RE: What are you reading right now?
treefort54.com.
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01-21-2014, 05:06 PM,
Post: #8
RE: What are you reading right now?
Finished Cmdr Hadfield's memoir. Good read; highly recommended.
There is no dark side of the moon, really…matter of fact, it's all dark.
01-22-2014, 06:39 AM,
Post: #9
RE: What are you reading right now?
Reading Zealot, by Reza Aslan. So far (I am about 1/3 of the way in) it is a good history lesson of the Jewish state circa the first century CE. I get the impression he is setting the stage for the rise of the cult of Jesus that became Christianity.
01-22-2014, 06:41 AM,
Post: #10
RE: What are you reading right now?
Yeah, but he's a muslim, so why would he write about Christianity?
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01-22-2014, 05:51 PM,
Post: #11
RE: What are you reading right now?
Ulysses and Dubliners at the same time. Do not recommend.
01-24-2014, 04:24 PM,
Post: #12
RE: What are you reading right now?
PFFT. Slacker. Read Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake at the same time, if you want a challenge.

:D
01-25-2014, 09:07 AM,
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RE: What are you reading right now?
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01-26-2014, 04:07 AM,
Post: #14
RE: What are you reading right now?
(01-25-2014, 09:07 AM)agedgruel Wrote:



More like this.
02-09-2014, 08:53 AM, (This post was last modified: 02-09-2014, 08:53 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #15
RE: What are you reading right now?
This might have to be my next read. Not that I'm expecting anything bad to happen. I do think that it'll be really interesting information.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0061733199...g=sil07-20
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