What are you reading right now? — Totseans

What are you reading right now?

ToothlessjoeToothlessjoe Acolyte
edited October 2011 in Spurious Generalities
I'm giving Prozac Nation another go. It's pretty hard to stick with for more than an hour at a time, pretty awesome though.
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  • FingerBlasterFingerBlaster Regular
    edited July 2010
    A Tale of Two Cities. :o
  • kaloosakaloosa Regular
    edited July 2010
    I was reading Pride & Prejudice and Zombies.....really fucking boring in my opinion. I had to put it to the side for later reading when I can put more time into it.

    Now I'm starting Requiem for a Dream.
  • D7D7 Regular
    edited July 2010
    Just finished Michael Crichton - Prey
    Good read but I still prefer his Timeline
    Still waiting for his posthumous novel to be released

    Currently reading Gladwell books - What the Dog Saw
  • AgrosAgros Semo-Regulars
    edited July 2010
    Grapes of Wrath.:o
  • edited July 2010
    Stephen King- Gerald's Game
  • fanglekaifanglekai Regular
    edited July 2010
    Ovid - Metamorphoses
  • AtLeast2TitzAtLeast2Titz New Arrival
    edited July 2010
    1984 - George Orwell

    A classic&absolute MUST READ; especially if youre in to dystopian themes
  • Dr. AwkwardDr. Awkward Regular
    edited July 2010
    Palm Sunday- Kurt Vonnegut
  • CaesarCaesar Regular
    edited July 2010
    I Just finished The Soft Machiene and I will probably stary the Nova Express, both are by Burroughs.
  • weathersweathers Regular
    edited July 2010
    The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Only started it this morn so have no idea what's going on yet.

    Just finished some 50s book of short stories that I found in my mother's garage when I was doing her gardening the other week.
  • AzureAzure Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    After Hours by Edwin Torres
  • evil_monkeyevil_monkey Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    'Kingdom of Fear' by: Hunter S. Thompson
  • xxombiexxombie Regular
    edited July 2010
    'The Silmarillion' by Tolkien.

    Tried reading it in grade 5, got bored, reading it again.
  • weathersweathers Regular
    edited July 2010
    'Kingdom of Fear' by: Hunter S. Thompson

    Awesomely crazy read.
  • fanglekaifanglekai Regular
    edited July 2010
    xxombie wrote: »
    'The Silmarillion' by Tolkien.

    Tried reading it in grade 5, got bored, reading it again.

    That's when I tried to read it as well but quit. I should try to read it again.
  • edited July 2010
    funnily enough,

    Games People Play
  • AzureAzure Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    fanglekai wrote: »
    That's when I tried to read it as well but quit. I should try to read it again.

    Same, I finished about half of it, but I don't suspect I got as much out of it as I could have given my age.
  • edited July 2010
    Rant - An Oral Biography of Buster "Rant" Casey
  • IWDIWD Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    A bunch of people's responses in regards to what books they're currently reading.
  • Fuck the FBIFuck the FBI Regular
    edited July 2010
    Mein Kampf - Adolf "the savior" Hitler
  • evil_monkeyevil_monkey Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    weathers wrote: »
    Awesomely crazy read.

    Yeah, I really liked fear and loathing so I thought this would be pretty good. That Hunter's a funny bastard; is that a picture of him next to your name?
  • weathersweathers Regular
    edited July 2010
    is that a picture of him next to your name?

    You knows it :cool:

    You should check out some Kerouac if you haven't already. HST was quite heavily influenced by him. You should check out 'On The Road'. I think that's the second time I've recommended that today.
  • 47 47 4747 47 47 Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    Somewhere in the middle of Jurassic Park

    RIP Michael Crichton
  • woodwood Regular
    edited July 2010
    Dune!

    Really liking it so far. Finished the Rum Diaries a couple days ago.
  • MorningsideMorningside Regular
    edited July 2010
    Galilee by Clive Barker
  • edited July 2010
    the gunslinger by steven king, its really good so far.
  • RolfRolf Regular
    edited July 2010
    A Song of Ice and Fire #4, A Feast for Crows, states Rolf.
  • Professor ElmProfessor Elm Regular
    edited July 2010
    This thread
  • weathersweathers Regular
    edited July 2010
    the gunslinger by steven king, its really good so far.

    It's an awesome series in general. That's not normally the kind of genre I dig but I loved them all.
  • VickyVicky Regular
    edited July 2010
    Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology - Dylan Evans and Oscar Zarate

    But to balance that, some softcore porn - Bullet - Laurell K Hamilton

    You really can't read psychology on the bus at 8am on a monday.
  • Wooden PintsWooden Pints Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    Just started Dune yesterday. Barely started but I'm sure it will be good.

    I was reading The Road before and got like 80 percent of the way done but I decided not to finish it because it was terrible. Isn't it supposed to be good? I really enjoyed No Country for Old Men so I thought I would like it but it's just boring and you don't connect with the characters.
  • CaesarCaesar Regular
    edited July 2010
    funnily enough,

    Games People Play

    That was a pretty interesting book. I like the section on alcoholics.

    Pharmako Dynamis - Dale Pendell
  • edited July 2010
    It's been a while since I've read any literature that isn't technical. Mostly peer-reviewed journals, online articles, and patents, and papers. Last piece of literature I think I read though was some of Minima Moralia: Reflections from a Damaged Life by Theodore Adorno
  • VegaVega New Arrival
    edited July 2010
    I'm about 100 pages away from finishing Brave New World.
  • TruthWielderTruthWielder Regular
    edited July 2010
    Ender In Exile.

    For any fans of the Ender's Game series its fucking ace.
  • Gary OakGary Oak Regular
    edited July 2010
    Ender In Exile.

    For any fans of the Ender's Game series its fucking ace.

    I read Ender's Game and it was awesome, but I heard there isn't much beyond that. Maybe I'll pick up some of the other books.

    I am currently deciding what to read next. It will either be : PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story by Alexander Shulgin, or How to Read a Person Like a Book by Gerard Nierenberg.
  • TruthWielderTruthWielder Regular
    edited July 2010
    Gary Oak wrote: »
    I read Ender's Game and it was awesome, but I heard there isn't much beyond that. Maybe I'll pick up some of the other books.

    I am currently deciding what to read next. It will either be : PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story by Alexander Shulgin, or How to Read a Person Like a Book by Gerard Nierenberg.

    WTF? Dude.

    The whole series chronologically goes like this:

    Ender's Game >> A War of Gifts (occurs in the midst of Ender's Game) >> Ender in Exile>> First Meetings in Ender's Universe ("The Investment Counselor" specifically, as its several short stories of the "Enderverse") >> Speaker for the Dead >> Xenocide >> Children of the Mind

    And don't get me started on the Ender's Shadow series, which is also fuckin awesome.

    If anything read Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Ender in Exile, and Speaker for the Dead.
  • edited July 2010
    Timothy Findely's "Not wanted on the Voyage"
  • ZeldaZelda New Arrival
    edited July 2010
    kaloosa wrote: »
    I was reading Pride & Prejudice and Zombies.....really fucking boring in my opinion. I had to put it to the side for later reading when I can put more time into it.

    Now I'm starting Requiem for a Dream.

    Crap, I didn't know that was a novel! I just saw the movie.
  • NamasteNamaste Regular
    edited July 2010
    I just started reading I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert last night. Love him. And I got the book for five bucks yesterday, so why not? XD
  • FrYFrY Regular
    edited July 2010
    This thread?















    Oh And viruses of the mind, a book about memetics and how the influnce and replicate in peoples heads. REally good book.
  • NightsideNightside Regular
    edited July 2010
    xxombie wrote: »
    'The Silmarillion' by Tolkien.

    Tried reading it in grade 5, got bored, reading it again.

    I just finished the book (including the 2 after it, the ones with Numenor and Middle Earth), and my world is actually changed.
  • xxombiexxombie Regular
    edited July 2010
    Nightside wrote: »
    I just finished the book (including the 2 after it, the ones with Numenor and Middle Earth), and my world is actually changed.

    Tolkien'll do that
  • Big baby jesusBig baby jesus Regular
    edited July 2010
    kaloosa wrote: »
    I was reading Pride & Prejudice and Zombies.....really fucking boring in my opinion. I had to put it to the side for later reading when I can put more time into it.

    Now I'm starting Requiem for a Dream.

    How was that allowed by an editor to not be called 'Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies'?
  • MarijuanasaurusMarijuanasaurus Regular
    edited July 2010
    47 47 47 wrote: »
    Somewhere in the middle of Jurassic Park

    RIP Michael Crichton

    I dont read fiction, but I enjoyed this one. Im a big fan of jurassic park and the book filled in a lot of holes the movie didnt show. I have the second one but I have yet to read it.
  • FrYFrY Regular
    edited July 2010
    I dont read fiction, but I enjoyed this one. Im a big fan of jurassic park and the book filled in a lot of holes the movie didnt show. I have the second one but I have yet to read it.

    Agreed the book was purtty good.
  • edited July 2010
    Essays of a Biologist by Julian Huxley

    An excerpt of Evolution: At The Mind's Cinema
    "I turn the handle and the story starts:
    Reel after reel is all astronomy,
    Till life, enkindled in a niche of sky,

    Leaps on the stage to play a million parts.

    Life leaves the slime and through all ocean darts;

    She conquers earth, and raises wings to fly;

    Then spirit blooms, and learns how not to die, —
    Nesting beyond the grave in others' hearts. "
  • DailyDaily Regular
    edited July 2010
    Nausea - Jean Paul Sartre

    Political Ideologies - Andrew Heywood
  • PeoplePeople Acolyte
    edited July 2010
    Just finished Portrait of the Artist as a Young man. Book was hard as hell to read.

    I'm now going to start Jack Kerouacs book of dreams and The Soft Machine by Burroughs. Is the latter any good?
  • weathersweathers Regular
    edited July 2010
    People wrote: »
    Is the latter any good?

    Have you read Naked Lunch? They're not a million miles apart. I think it's awesome but I'm a totally biased Burroughs fan.
    I say definitely give it a shot, though. Even if you end up not liking it, it's a significant piece of work in regards to the cut up method and all that crazy Burroughs jazz.
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