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Title: What're you reading?
Post by: Mahvalan the VIII on April 07, 2007, 11:49:00 AM
I'm just wondering what everybody's reading. Right now I'm reading A Crown of Swords: Book 7 of the Wheel of Time. The entire series is amazing. If I could get away with it, I would order anyone who liked The Lord of the Rings, the Shannara series, the Redwall series, etc. to read at least the first book. Once you get hooked, you're sucked into them (or at least I was).


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Tzilon Ikara on April 07, 2007, 02:14:51 PM
Kingdom Come, the graphic novel by Alex Ross and Mark Waid.  It's absolutely amazing.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Tifara Heike on April 07, 2007, 05:36:37 PM
<<Little Women>> Louisa May Alcott


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Phyth Glenfield on April 07, 2007, 11:14:54 PM
Well there's already a thread like this that died...

But I'm reading "A Bridge too Far"


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Seh'nara Celebrindal on April 07, 2007, 11:39:18 PM
Sabriel - Garth Nix


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Fenmarel Leislasa on April 07, 2007, 11:59:07 PM
Ooh, I love Garth Nix


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Seh'nara Celebrindal on April 08, 2007, 12:24:29 AM
Yeah, he's a good writer


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Aroura Roselyn on April 08, 2007, 01:44:02 AM
I have just finished, Tricks of the mind by Derren Brown. And now I am reading, The God Delusions by Richard Dawkins.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Mirmec Rethindor on April 08, 2007, 01:44:35 AM
the National Geographic magazine


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Terragan, of the Eyes on April 09, 2007, 12:49:16 PM
Over the last month, I have re-read the entirety of Brian Jacques' Redwall series. Other than that, Anne McCaffery's Dragon Rider's of Pern has been occupying my time.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kali Rae on April 09, 2007, 02:57:28 PM
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.  Book one of "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

I just wanted to say that this is probably the best series I've read bar none! (this is my third time reading it)  I'd recommend it to almost everybody, as I feel it should appeal to fans of many different genres.  The world that the author creates is absolutely amazing, complete, and so different from our own yet so similar.  It's astounding.

Oh, and regarding Garth Nix, I like his stuff too, but the only book of his I read was "Shade's Children" and enjoyed it immensely.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Seh'nara Celebrindal on April 09, 2007, 03:54:22 PM
Anyone here reads manga?


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Mahvalan the VIII on April 10, 2007, 11:16:28 AM
I've read some manga, not much. "The Keys to the Kingdom" series by Garth Nix is pretty good, although I don't know how much older people than me would like it (I'm gonna become a freshman in fall, so I'm not calling everyone on the site old fodgies  :P )

I'm taking a break from the Wheel of Time to reread some of the Shannara books by Terry Brooks. He's an awesome writer.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Mirmec Rethindor on April 10, 2007, 01:56:28 PM
Shay Omsford is that his name? Wow havent thought of him in a long time.

I just read Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. it was written in the pre-cell phone era mostly (*shudder*), it got pretty silly near the end.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on April 11, 2007, 06:33:09 AM
Oh my gosh...I'm reading so many books right now 'cause I'm in a class called "Young Adult Literature" and we have to read 5 books and write reports on them.

Let's see, I've read Jinx by Margaret Wild, If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson, Walk Softly, Rachel by Kate Banks, Racing the Past by Sis Deans, and Dune by Frank Herbert.

Also, I read the manga Naruto: Shippuden and just random mangas that I come across.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Mahvalan the VIII on April 11, 2007, 11:19:33 AM
That's Mister Shea Ohmsford to you, Mirmec.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Mirmec Rethindor on April 11, 2007, 01:51:37 PM
hah aha. yeah. now i want to say his buddy was named Strider, but that was Aragorn's name in LOTR. But i do remember his hunter buddy ends up marrying the girl anyway and it turns out they are a prince and a princess.

i always thought it was funny though that the the main druid the book must have had a drinking problem at some point in his life since his name was Allanon!!  (AL-ANON) :lol:


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Simonne Miller on April 13, 2007, 12:32:03 AM
I'm reading Brother Cadfael, written by Ellis Peters. Detective in the middle ages ;)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on April 13, 2007, 02:15:18 AM
I'm reading Lloyd Alexander's The High King :)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Aroura Roselyn on April 13, 2007, 07:46:46 PM
Now I have finished the god delusions (it was absolutely brilliant, and really puts religion into perspective), I am going on to read "The Last Templar" for the second time, this book is recommended by me and my great uncle, one of the master of the free masons and a official, modern day knights Templar. It is a great novel, based mostly on fact about the original knight’s templar.



Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Tzilon Ikara on April 14, 2007, 04:09:03 AM
Almost anything Lloyd Alexander is excellent reading (i.e. Gypsy Ritzka, The Iron Ring, The Rope Trick, The Arcadians, to name a few).

Also:
Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
Cry, The Beloved Country - Alan Paton


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on April 14, 2007, 04:53:41 AM
I effin LOVE Blue Like Jazz. Read it many times.

Read Rob Bell's Velvet Elvis?

I'd never read any Lloyd Alexander before the Chronicles of Prydain, but I'm really liking him! =)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Tzilon Ikara on April 14, 2007, 02:43:31 PM
Velvet Elvis has come highly recommended to me, but I haven't been able to get a copy.  My only knowledge of Rob Bell is from the Nooma videos.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on April 15, 2007, 07:07:24 AM
Yeah, it's kinda like a loooong much more insightful and wonderful Nooma video =) Rob Bell is great, so if you like the way he is in the videos, his book is like a written version of them.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on April 15, 2007, 11:46:55 AM
When I first saw "Nooma" the first thing that popped into my mind was the Numa Numa videos. *smacks head*


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on April 15, 2007, 05:27:02 PM
Well the Numa Numa video is just about as worthwhile ;) hehe

...I kinda wanna watch it now..


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Mahvalan the VIII on April 16, 2007, 08:51:19 AM
Has anyone read The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown? It was really good, but the movie apparently didn't do so well.

I've gone on to Book 8: A Path of Daggers. Getting closer to the overall end (until the next book is written, of course)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Aroura Roselyn on April 16, 2007, 02:29:00 PM
Yes, I love The Da Vinci Code, I have read it about 4 times all together I think, that is the hard back and the soft back version, hard back is best. I think I have probably watched the movie about a million times as well.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Aroura Roselyn on June 18, 2007, 03:40:31 AM
I have just started reading a new book about Amy Lyon (otherwise known as Emma Hamilton), called England's Mistress by Kate Williams.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Juno on June 18, 2007, 04:10:43 AM
Ah, the Da Vinci Code. While a fine example of what would be a great nonfiction piece, Dan Brown went and turned it into a novel. There are soo many things about the structure that irritated me-- the main character being introduced by waking up, the wooden "as you know Bob" dialog, the fact that neither of the main characters ever stops to eat or acknowledge normal bodily functions... ack. But hey. It was an easy read.

My TBR pile is about 2 feet high now (I only wish I was kidding) because I've been so busy editing. There are some I have gotten around to, though:

The Dreamwalker's Child (Steve Voake): This book had the coolest first five chapters ever. But around page 200, it started petering off and I ended up putting it down. I hate it when books do that.
Storky: How I Lost my Nickname and Won the Girl (Debra Garfinkle): Awesome, awesome, awesome! This is the fourth time I've read this and it's still hilarious.
Finding Your Voice (Les Edgerton): As a writer, my bookcase is lined with how-to manuals for grammar, writer's block, how to get and agent/editor/publisher, etc., and Finding Your Voice is one of three on my always-out shelf. It's funny and charming and holds nothing back, which I love.


So, there ya go!


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: lukecash on June 18, 2007, 08:21:03 AM
I think the Da Vinci code is kind of a piece of crap. It's blasphemous and it shouldn't be entertaining or innocent to look into those concepts...


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kaera Cy'ou Rosehips on June 23, 2007, 10:52:53 AM
The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued by Ann Crittenden

and

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (for the nth time - one of my favorites!)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Hylphán on June 23, 2007, 01:23:58 PM
Educational Psychology: Windows On Classrooms

YYUUUCCCHHH!!!


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on June 23, 2007, 02:07:44 PM
I'm going through The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren with my boyfriend and my family. You're suppose to read a chapter a day, but I'm falling behind as I keep getting distracted in the morning. :/


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on June 25, 2007, 05:37:52 PM
i've read A purpose driven life, it was pretty good =) And Rick Warren is the pastor of my grandparent's church.. weeeird! =P

I'm reading Organic Community by Joseph Meyers.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Hylphán on June 26, 2007, 10:02:24 AM
a biography of Smith Wigglesworth


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Salena smith on July 12, 2007, 12:29:01 PM
I did start reading the Holy Bible but I haven't in a while.Sorry.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Ganinon on July 12, 2007, 12:33:08 PM
Book 7 of the Pendragon series. Just finished book 6. And i have the next Harry Potter book reserved lol.Though im not a total freak over Harry Potter.Just need something to read with a lot of pages lol


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: hulder on July 12, 2007, 09:30:37 PM
I read a lot of science fiction, fantasy, and a mix.
Some of my favorite sieries are the Redwall, BattleTech, The Dragons of Pern,(only read the first one :cry:) and the LOTR.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Darknighte on July 13, 2007, 12:39:39 AM
I've been reading alot of warhammer books and I've just finished Dark Adeptus by .C.S.Goto. It's very good, but still probably the worst warhammer book I've read.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 13, 2007, 04:46:06 AM
I just finished Flight by Sherman Alexie (amazing) and Why Girls are Weird by Pamela Ribon. I'm now reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer =)

I have a lot of time on my hands.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Letitia De Lockhart on July 13, 2007, 04:52:14 AM
Well now I have finished the brilliant and definitely recommended book, "England's Mistress", I am starting to read a book I got for my birthday. It is called "Innocent Traitor" by Alison Weir. It is about the sad yet terribly interesting life of Lady Jane Grey.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Calyx Raylen on July 13, 2007, 06:29:55 AM
For the moment I've put other reading to the side as I reread Harry Potter 6 before the 7th comes out. After that I'm not sure where I'll go. Any suggestions?


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Zack Ramsey on July 13, 2007, 06:33:43 AM
Ya know whats strange? I dont like to read. It bores me to death but I look forward to coming home and reading post on this site. So the only thing I am reading are post on this site. That and a paint ball arena instruction manual because I LOVE paint ball.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Letitia De Lockhart on July 13, 2007, 06:35:44 AM
I used to hate reading, then I joined Santharia. :lol:


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Luca the Thief on July 13, 2007, 01:21:13 PM
I'm on the last few chapters of A Clockwork Orange right now, and now I have to start the book my manager lent me: JItterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. Anybody heard of this guy/read his stuff? My manager raves about him so I reckoned I'd give 'er a shot.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Hylphán on July 14, 2007, 11:42:05 AM
 :noooo:  :thumbdown: :buck: An Overview of Western Philosophy  :buck: :thumbdown:  :dontgetit:


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 15, 2007, 08:37:53 AM
New Moon - Stephanie Meyer

=)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Tifara Heike on July 16, 2007, 07:32:12 PM
Complete Notes from Singapore - The Omnibus Edition by Neil Humphreys

This is weird. I'm reading a book about my own country. :P :D


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Hylphán on July 17, 2007, 04:10:03 PM
The Abortion Issue - Where Do You Stand?


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 17, 2007, 05:09:53 PM
Is that one interesting? Is it like a biography or documentary style?

...umm.. still reading New Moon, but I just finished Why girls are Weird - Ribon.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Hylphán on July 18, 2007, 07:29:46 AM
Funny email:  Bad day at Hallmark - Ever wonder what happens when the writers at Hallmark are having a bad day?

For a copy ask at: hylphan@gmail.com !


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 19, 2007, 12:50:05 PM
The Husband - Dean Koontz

I'm literally flying through books lately. =D


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Aiedail on July 20, 2007, 12:30:34 AM
Just been reading a mix of books got some new ones read some old ones.
I've just read 11 books of the Wheel Of Time Series, first to books in the Shannara Trilogy ( The Sword and Elfstone).
Reading Children of Hurin at the mo. and dying for the new Harry Potter and last book in the Inheritance trilogy to come out.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Avathcin Na-rain on July 20, 2007, 06:11:19 AM
Rereading The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Peirce then moving on to all of her other books. This author is my all time favorite author ever!! Her books are a must read at least for girls although my one guy friend liked them.:grin:


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 20, 2007, 09:32:04 AM
I just re-read those books a couple months ago.. although short and quick, they are indeed good books telling a great story =)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Avathcin Na-rain on July 21, 2007, 01:45:33 PM
Have you read her more recent ones? their quite a bit longer then the first ones she wrote.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Phyth Glenfield on July 21, 2007, 02:17:26 PM
I am reading the Terminal Man, The Death and Life of Superman, and Q Squared simultaneously. I like to read more than one book at once.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 21, 2007, 06:24:16 PM
I, too like to read more than one book at once =) 

although... I dont think I shall stop for another seeing as I just got the Harry Potter book, hehe =D It shall be finished immediately! Or.. as soon as I can read it.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Letitia De Lockhart on July 21, 2007, 07:18:14 PM
What, you have got the new Harry Potter book?
Did it go on sale at midnight last night in the USA aswell?


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Phyth Glenfield on July 22, 2007, 01:45:23 AM
Yep


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 22, 2007, 03:52:00 AM
Yes indeed... I stood in a hot, crowded line, got the book.... and was too tired to keep my eyes open to read it when I got home, haha. The first 18 pages here good though  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Letitia De Lockhart on July 22, 2007, 04:03:52 AM
Yes apparently in England (I did not go and queue) there were hundreds or even thousands of people sleeping out the streets to get the book. They have been on the news for the last few days. There were people from all over the world, even some people from the USA who said they only came to get the book in England then they would go home, to the USA.

I actually am quite annoyed with the USA for what they did to the first Harry Potter book. It is really meant to be Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone rather than the sorcerer’s stone, but America changed it because it sounded too academic apparently.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 22, 2007, 04:19:58 AM
Hmm, interesting, I hadnt heard of that. I had friends across the country sending me pictures of the book though, since I wouldnt get it for another three ours, hehe.

We were talking in jest about flying to England to get it early, but I didnt think anyone had actually done it! Either way, although I am not a crazed fan, I'm looking forward to reading it =)


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Letitia De Lockhart on July 22, 2007, 04:36:17 AM
Yeah, we kind of expected it over here because it happens everytime a new Harry Potter book comes out.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Cherri Rowandyn on July 26, 2007, 11:56:34 AM
Santharia stuff.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Roland Hampton on July 26, 2007, 11:59:07 AM
Thats so strange, Im readin the exact same thing!


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 26, 2007, 12:12:15 PM
Weird, me too!

Along with the occasional glance at "Distance Learning Faculty Handbook" ...woo, fun stuff.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Cherri Rowandyn on July 26, 2007, 12:17:01 PM
Nothing can beat the copier manual I have at work.  :computer:


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 26, 2007, 12:20:37 PM
haha, I dont know, it's pretty dang interesting!

and editing/rewriting it is even better.  :grin:


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Hylphán on July 30, 2007, 02:17:18 PM
"How to Hire the Right Lawyer" - Inc. Magazine


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on July 30, 2007, 04:48:06 PM
Character Descriptions...


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Avathcin Na-rain on July 31, 2007, 05:09:36 AM
Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Khel on July 31, 2007, 11:48:49 AM
Dean Koontz - The Husband and The Good Guy

I can't get into just one book lately.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on July 31, 2007, 03:18:10 PM
I'm going through and re-reading all the HP books. I haven't read the latest two (Half-Blood Prince and Deathly Hollows) so I'm reading through the first ones and then getting to those. Right now I'm getting ready to start the Goblet of Fire.

My thinking is that it's not worth it to get it early 'cause it's going to be the same book, but at a cheaper price in a month. :|


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Letitia De Lockhart on July 31, 2007, 09:17:24 PM
At the moment I am reading, "The Science of Doctor Who", Doctor Who is my favourite TV show about a "Time Lord" who travels through time and space saving the world in his Tardis. It was written by Arthur C. Clarke.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Niccoli Faust on July 31, 2007, 09:52:03 PM
Doctor Who (come on now it's not abbreviated.) is great. Reading... what was I reading... some random stuff I'd written. Wait... what're these numbers here... AHHH!!!! MATH NOTES!!! RUN!


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on July 31, 2007, 11:39:35 PM
I love Doctor Who, especially the seasons with Tom Baker as the Doctor. ^^


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Letitia De Lockhart on August 01, 2007, 12:04:39 AM
Oh yes, Tom Baker was brilliant, I think he is the second best Doctor Who ever, coming after David Tennant. I have seen almost every episode of Doctor Who ever. The best TV showing the history in this world, I hate that it has to stop showing and now I have to wait until Christmas to see another episode.
I have always wondered, what countries does Doctor Who actually show in?
Obviously Britain, but I don't know.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Kareesh Valendar on August 01, 2007, 03:02:28 AM
Well, they show it in America I know that for sure. Other then that, not sure.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Niccoli Faust on August 01, 2007, 08:51:30 AM
A way up north here CBC show it on mondays at 8:00 PM, and we're roughly the entire way behind the UK (they've got the season finished before we even get started. I loved Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant is just freaking brilliant though. I love some of his lines. Though we don't get the christmas specials, which bugs me because a lot of good stuff came from the special, like the 10th doctor's first appearence. Can't say I've ever seen any of the earlier doctors.


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Hylphán on August 01, 2007, 03:56:24 PM
Trying to catch up with reading on the boards!


Title: Re: What're you reading?
Post by: Útíradien on August 26, 2007, 05:32:41 PM
Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson