What are you currently reading?

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What are you currently reading?

Postby Padfoot » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:36 am

Since we're all (more or less :D ) avid readers, and I'm always interested in new input, I'd like to keep up the thread about what we're currently reading. It was always a good piece of information and advice for me, I found a couple of really interesting books this way.

So, here we go...

I'm currently reading Marlee Matlin's autobiography "I'll scream later", which makes quite an interesting reading.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby PatriotBlade » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:40 pm

Currently reading "Pillars Of The Earth" by Ken Follett.
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Postby Withywindle » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:13 pm

The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Llarsson. Emotionally scarred young woman an independent, highly intelligent loner with trust issues who suffered from horrific chilhood trauma in an engaging thriller. Young woman also kicks major ass. Good stuff.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Cassie » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:21 am

I'm trying (and failing, though not through any fault of the book) to get through a compilation of Roald Dahl's adult stories. The stories themselves are excellent, if truely disturbing in places. I had no idea that Dahl even wrote anything non-childrenish. Reading this book has really spun a new light on The Twits et al, I have to say :/
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Padfoot » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:27 am

Me, on the other hand, didn't know (until a couple of years ago), that Dahl wrote anything that was kids-related... :lol: Although I have to admit that my knowledge of Dahl's works is veeeery limited.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Azriel » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:04 pm

I'm mostly doing reading for the literature classes I'm teaching. So that means:
The Magicians Nephew by C.S.Lewis (for the umpteenth time) and Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (for the 3rd time).

And in my spare time I'm listening to The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas for the 2nd time.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Cassie » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:47 pm

Speaking about that, Paddy, do you want to know what audiobooks we are listening too? I have a long drive to and from work and O and I are very much into audiobooks to pass the time :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Padfoot » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:05 am

Yep! I love audiobooks, too. (In this case) unfortunately, I have only a 5-minute-drive to work, so listening to audiobooks while driving to and from work isn't worth it - but I do like to listen to audiobooks when at home!
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby TomCotton » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:58 pm

I am currently re-reading The Time Machine by HG Wells. It has someting to do with time and a machine. :D
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby PatriotBlade » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:32 pm

I own the Narnia books in audio format, but I can't listen to them. I'm very visual and I can't keep up with the story (even though in this case I already know it), unless I actually read it myself.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Cassie » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:49 pm

TomCotton wrote:I am currently re-reading The Time Machine by HG Wells. It has someting to do with time and a machine. :D


And "The" ? :D

I'm currently listening to The Host by Stephanie Meyer (yes the Twilight woman but don't let that put you off, this story is far superior IMO).
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby resoundingjoy » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:16 am

I started reading "The Help" this weekend while at my sister-in-law's house because it was on her coffee table. I need to go to the library tomorrow and pick up a copy so I can finish it!

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Padfoot » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:00 am

I finished the biography and now I'm reading "The Mozart Conspiracy" by Scott Mariani - my niece gave this to me. It's a pretty wild story....
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby Withywindle » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:31 am

Kraken by China Mieville now...
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Postby TomCotton » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:19 pm

Sand in the Wind by Robert Roth

Stanley Kubrik has some out right blatant rip offs from this book in his Full Metal Jacket movie, almost down to the puncuation marks. :roll:

Roth is not given credit anywhere that I have been able to see. I first read the book in the late 1970's then saw the movie when it came out and thought some parts sounded very, very familiar. They were.
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