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What are you reading? II

Minish

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Could you elaborate re: difficulty? I used bits of Gender Trouble in a paper recently and found it information-dense, but not confusing, and hearing this has me wondering if I was somehow managing to read it superficially.
She's not particularly confusing, she's just very dense. Particularly wordy where she doesn't really need to be, but she's okay.

other thoughts about Serano: putting in the quiltbag club!
 

Dar

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Started reading Unwind. Amazing book, though a slightly disturbing backstory.
 

Dar

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I just finished Unwind. Surprisingly, the only part that made me shudder was when Roland had every organ in his body and more taken out of him.
 

Minish

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The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy. Turns out it's the exact kind of writing style I tend to like! Why didn't I read this sooner.
 

Tailsy

if the nineth lion ate the sun.
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GOST is one of my favourite books of all time! it's so gorgeous and sad and lovely and i completely adore it. i'm so upset that she's only written one book :(

anyway, i'm reading Mansfield Park, Jane Austen for my Women's Writing and Film-making class. I get shit done early.
 

opaltiger

actually very huggable
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Just finished Railsea by China Mieville (during, fittingly, a seven hour train journey). It is unfair that any one writer should be this bloody talented.
 

Dar

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Just finished The Serpent's Shadow. It makes me sad it's the last in the series.
 

sovram

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Chaos: Making A New Science by James Gleick! Yeah I've taken to reading a lot of non-fiction, which is really strange. But it's really interesting, I promise! I see chaos everywhere now #_# (and now I'm armed with some knowledge of chaos theory, meaning I can maybe dispel some layperson misunderstanding!)

Umm, after that, I'm going to start working on Mathematical Models in Biology: An Introduction by Elizabeth S. Allman and John A. Rhodes, for the sake of my mentor. It's also pretty interesting and also deals with chaos, actually! I think after meteorology (Lorenz), ecology was the first field in which chaotic behavior was noticed and held like "whoa what is going on". Especially since I think ecologists were tending to use difference equations rather than differential equations, and you still get this crazy chaotic behavior just out of a single, simple difference equation. (P.S. CHAOS IS AWESOME)

I also picked up Introductory Real Analysis by A. N. Kolmogorov & S.V. Fomin which I'm eager to work on since I'm starting to learn mathematicians' names and Kolmogorov popped up in Chaos multiple times. But I have another analysis resource I'm technically obligated to work on before this. ~_~

This is ... kind of my leisure reading now. Eheh! I had a dream about buying comics, though, so I might do that sometime soon. I'm reading Saga, which has horned Esperantist moon-people, so there's that going for it. It's also a little coarse and sexist, but whattyagonnado.
 

Byrus

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The Taking by Dean Koontz. The plot sounds really creepy and intriguing, so hopefully he won't fuck it up by turning it into his personal soapbox again. :P

Also reading through the Hunger Games trilogy. The first one was very good, and I liked Katniss as a protagonist, but I'm not really enjoying the second one as much... Reading it feels more like a chore.
 

Zexion

All the right shades, on the wrong page.
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the homelanders series by andrew klavan

good series, amazing plot, and i just finished book 2/4
 

glitchedgamer

GET EQUIPPED WITH
Bioshock: Rapture. It's basically a novelized prologue to the events in the first two Bioshock games. MUCH better than I expected from a video game based novel, but Bioshock always had a great story. After this I plan on finally reading the Lord of the Rings books.
 

Dar

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I've read every good book in my house at least three times over.

Now I am bored.
 

Byrus

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Bioshock: Rapture. It's basically a novelized prologue to the events in the first two Bioshock games. MUCH better than I expected from a video game based novel, but Bioshock always had a great story. After this I plan on finally reading the Lord of the Rings books.
Whoa what. I had no idea there was a Bioshock novel out. :o MUST GET.
 

Superbird

Fire emblem is great
The Holy Bible.

Mostly for research purposes, and to keep an open mind. It'll help me understand other people better and relate to them.
 

Tarvos

helt plötsligt blev det tyst
Been reading more Amélie Nothomb and also have Camus' l'Étranger to finish. Yeah, reading predominantly in French now.
 

Zalgo

He who waits behind the wall, to end it all
I'm reading Tom Clancy's op center: games of state.

I'm also reading the odyssey of homer and i just finished the wishsong of shannara
 
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