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Just picked up "Ragtime" by Doctorow.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:04 AM
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:41 AM
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I'm finishing up the Unwind Series. Which is lots of fun. Sometimes I need a good Sci/Fi novel, or some other form of light reading in between the more serious literary stuff.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:20 PM
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Great book. Pirsig's second offering is wanting but I read it anyway.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:18 AM
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I need to catch up on my reading- I got a bunch of aquarium magazines for Christmas to finish, then I'm ready to pounce on Beyond the Wall, a study of the themes of A Song of Ice and Fire.
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I've been going through the Witcher series; right now I'm in the middle of The Time of Contempt.
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Nietzsche and Beyond Good and Evil, by Oswaldo Giacóia
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Night Film: A Novel, Marisha Pessl
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:56 PM
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"He Drinks Poison" a novel by Laine Cunningham.
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Again?!?!
no. not again. reading it still. it's got a lot of fckn french.
and weird latin and am i supposed to transate all that?
i want to say you can pick it up from synopsis.... but then, no.
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Just started The Runelords by David Farland.
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Today I finished up Brotherhood of the Wolf, the second book in The Runelords by David Farland. It was OK. I like the story but I was kind of hoping the characterization and writing would improve in the second book. (It didn't.)

Yesterday I read The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure by Joseph C. Jenkins. For a book about poop, pretty good reading, and very informative.
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I'm reading a collection of Updike short stories. So far, I'm not loving them.
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I'm reading a collection of Mark Twain's short stories. Well, was. I'll try to get back to it. It is rather vapid.
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I'm working my way through the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Currently I'm on Ghost Story.
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I'm working my way through the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Currently I'm on Ghost Story.
I like the Dresden Files. I feel like Ghost Story was the start of a downhill slide for the series though. Jim Butcher has maybe jumped the shark. I'm keeping my fingers crossed he sticks the landing in a few more books, though. I'll keep reading them for now...
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I like the Dresden Files. I feel like Ghost Story was the start of a downhill slide for the series though. Jim Butcher has maybe jumped the shark. I'm keeping my fingers crossed he sticks the landing in a few more books, though. I'll keep reading them for now...
I think I have to agree with you on that. I just finished it, but it was different than the first few books and I was kind of disappointed with it. I started the next one and hope it is slightly better. I mean Harry is suppose to be a beast.
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I think I have to agree with you on that. I just finished it, but it was different than the first few books and I was kind of disappointed with it. I started the next one and hope it is slightly better. I mean Harry is suppose to be a beast.
Ghost Story is my least favorite so far. The following books I think were better, just not as good as the first entries in the series. I can tell he's getting somewhere with the overall arc of the story, though, so I'm waiting it out.
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I tend to read too many fantasy books. Right now though, I'm reading a medical journal my grandpa used to own. I recently read Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling).

What is everyone else reading right now?
/ I am reading The Elder's Circle: Book II of the elemental chronicals volume 2 by Jessica Schaub and it seems fine...
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Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. Boy, is it a struggle. I really like a whole host of other nineteenth-century Russian writers, but I'm fast coming to the conclusion that Dostoyevsky just isn't for me. I'll try to make it to the end though.
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Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. Boy, is it a struggle. I really like a whole host of other nineteenth-century Russian writers, but I'm fast coming to the conclusion that Dostoyevsky just isn't for me. I'll try to make it to the end though.

Man, I couldn't put that book down. The internal dialogue really spoke to me. Some of the language is dated, and hard to reconcile with the world of today, but the depth of understanding about human psychology was, to me, astounding.

I have a friend who is Russian, and says it is ten times better in its original language. I'll have to take his word for it.
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Man, I couldn't put that book down. The internal dialogue really spoke to me. Some of the language is dated, and hard to reconcile with the world of today, but the depth of understanding about human psychology was, to me, astounding.

I have a friend who is Russian, and says it is ten times better in its original language. I'll have to take his word for it.
I get the psychological and philosophical stuff, but overall it makes for a tedious and overly-melodramatic story. Just my opinion.
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