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ultraviolet 08-20-2011 12:13 PM

What are you reading? II
 
Pretty self-explanatory! Old thread was way long.

I'm reading Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) for my Issues & Transgressions in Literature unit, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. Really not enjoying Wuthering Heights, though. :|

edit: oh, and please use spoiler tags if you're discussing a book's plot!

Teh Ebil Snorlax 08-20-2011 05:45 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Still tipping away at Stephen King's The Stand.

Ever 08-20-2011 06:25 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Reading Maximum Ride: The Final Warning. Gonna get Uglies (Scott Westerfeld) pretty soon.

Vipera Magnifica 08-20-2011 09:41 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Me = Chemistry Nerd

Zeph 08-20-2011 11:09 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mêlé, (J.K. Rowling obviously, translated by Jean-François Menard) and Seta (Alessandro Baricco).

Oh, and Un Sac de Billes (Joseph Joffo) and The Trial (play, Steven Berkoff), but those are for school so hardly count!

Minish 08-21-2011 12:59 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. Rereading my favourite books has such a nice, comfortable feeling!

Dannichu 08-21-2011 01:11 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Just finished The Killing Place by Tess Gerritsen. Rizzoli and Isles are far, far more heterosexual in the books than they are in their TV show o.o

And I spent about four hours this evening getting to page 9 of Harry Potter Et Le Prisonnier D'Azkaban *high-five with Castform* because I wanted to refresh my French a little before I go there (I use the word 'refresh' very lightly).

goldenquagsire 08-21-2011 01:48 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cirrus (Post 523151)
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. Rereading my favourite books has such a nice, comfortable feeling!

I think our definitions of "nice" and "comfortable" may differ somewhat. :P
I did enjoy Across the Nightingale Floor (though I still haven't finished the trilogy) but I found it terribly sad.

Since the last thread I have spectacularly failed to finish any of my books, but I finished Kenan Malik's Strange Fruit. I'm not sure what to think, really.

I also read Will Eisner's The Plot. It's nothing ground-breaking - there's already plenty of printed-word denunciations of the Protocols of Zion, and The Plot isn't even terribly well-written - but I guess I can't knock any attempts to smother the irritatingly resiliant ghost of anti-Semitism.

Byrus 08-23-2011 03:58 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King, for about the millionth time. I have no idea why I love this book so much, and I can completely understand all the criticism it receives but ahhh

And I'm probably gonna get started on Huckleberry Finn soonish since I have to read that for an English literature course I'm doing.

Ever 08-24-2011 03:49 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Uglies and Linger.

Light 10-03-2011 10:13 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. Super interesting. Go read the first chapter & 1/2 on Google. Then go buy it.

hyphen 10-03-2011 10:19 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
um
Scat.
*hides*
(actual book name)

Tailsy 10-04-2011 12:22 AM

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I just finished Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe. I'm also halfway through Esther Waters, George Moore. I really need to like, finish that.

Oh also A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde, although I have to keep going back and re-reading pages because I'm awful at reading plays.

Aletheia 10-04-2011 12:36 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
Read the first volume of Hikaru No Go because they didn't have the GTO volume I was on. Pleasantly surprised.

Trying to read Lolita BUT EVERY SINGLE COPY AT MY LIBRARY IS CHECKED OUT WHYYYY

Quote:

Originally Posted by Light Yagami (Post 531942)
Go read the first chapter & 1/2 on Google. Then go buy it.

Yay, I'm not the only one who does that!

DarkAura 10-04-2011 12:58 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
I finished Artemis Fowl, the Atlantis Complex

(SPOILER) Its about a criminal mastermind who gets Atlantis Complex, a disease that only faries get when they are ridden with guilt. Artemis, being the only human associated with faries, hs gotten the Atlantis complex.

Now he has something like OCD, where he is obssessed with the number five. Oh, did i mention he has an alter ego? His alter ego is Orion, who is the romantic and childish side of artemis. (The Orion personality being a very small part of artemis)

Meanwhile, Turnball Root, brother of Julius Root, Holly Short's deceased commander, is up to an evil plot where he wants to make his wife eternally young, but will demolish anyone in his path. This happens at the exact same time Artemis gets the Atlantis Complex.


I loved the book! It's got like 350 pages! (one of the books in the series, the Opal Deception, has like 500 pages)

The series has 7 books in all. (the ones in italics i have read them)

Artemis Fowl
Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident
Artemis Fowl, The Eternity Code
Artemis Fowl, The Opal Deception
Artemis Fowl, The Lost Colony
Artemis Fowl, The Time Paradox
Artemis Fowl, The Atlantis Complex


I love the books! X3

EDIT: Just realized i had to put the book's plot in spoiler. =(

Aletheia 10-04-2011 01:00 AM

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I've read all of them except Atlantis Complex. Let's exchange memories!

DarkAura 10-04-2011 01:31 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Star69 (Post 531994)
I've read all of them except Atlantis Complex. Let's exchange memories!

Ok! X3

In "The Opal Deception", wasn't it sad that Julius exploded and that everyone blamed holly? How terrible was that! And then Holly has to follow Julius' last command.

'Protect Artemis Fowl and Butler'

Ever 10-04-2011 03:16 AM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
I have waaay too many to list, but you should all read The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner. It is one of the best books I have ever read, which is saying something.

Teh Ebil Snorlax 10-08-2011 12:56 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
I FINALLY finished The Stand. That leaves around 60 books in my room that I haven't read. Eep.

SquishierCobra 10-08-2011 01:16 PM

Re: What are you reading? II
 
finished reading "The Red Pyramid" a while back.


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