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Title: What are you reading?
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 01, 2009, 01:35:00 AM
Literary members of santharia, unite!
Well...I've had the idea for this for some time and thought I might as well go ahead and free it  :rolleyes: Basically, this should work along the same lines as the 'what are you listening to?' thread, except that here you can post the book (fiction or non fiction, or perhaps even a great magazine or newspaper article ;) ) you are currently reading. So that you can, well, share your tastes with the world and maybe discover a good new book.

But I ramble: I was reading In the heart of the sea, by Nathaniel Philbrick, but I am currently revisiting Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Azhira Styralias on October 01, 2009, 01:51:52 AM
My computer monitor.  :rolling:


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Irid alMenie on October 01, 2009, 02:11:08 AM
Currently reading 'the woman who played with fire', which might have a different name in English. It's a Swedish book, but I'm reading the Dutch translation. My swedish is a bit rusty ;)

Next up is George R R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, the first part. Which has been on my to-read list for AGES.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lorek Bearfist on October 01, 2009, 02:47:24 AM
Stephen King - Everything's Eventual ... for the eighth time. I love this book. Great collection of short stories by a master horror writer.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on October 01, 2009, 06:08:28 AM
jPod (very amusing book), Night Shift (Stephen King) and Going Postal (Terry Pratchett). Please don't ask how I expect to read them all at once. It is done.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on October 01, 2009, 06:21:46 AM
one of the books by Lee Child about Jack Reacher. I've recently rediscovered my love of reading mystery/thriller books. :D


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 01, 2009, 07:30:08 AM
Confessor by Terry Goodkind


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on October 01, 2009, 08:31:10 AM
The Path of Daggers (8th in Wheel of Time series)
Working on the whole series...


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on October 01, 2009, 09:19:57 AM
November! (And then we only have to wait for another two books. By the time this series finishes, at the rate it's been going, I could be through college.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Hale chinchilla Cambush on October 01, 2009, 09:41:35 AM
WINTER SMITH (WOO FEEGLES)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Capher on October 01, 2009, 10:25:26 AM
@Terra Confessor by Terry Goodkind is that part of the series of the Sword of Truth or is that an entirely new book by him...I love his books.

I just finished "Without Remorse" by Tom Clancy. Great book.

I will now start to read Belgarath the Sorcerer by David Eddings.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on October 01, 2009, 10:36:39 AM
Capher, Confessor is the last one, thank goodness.  It was starting to drag towards the end.
Belgarath is an excellent book, if only for the sarcasm.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Qohrkhon Suahrd-eck-Bluhd on October 01, 2009, 11:06:27 AM
Terry Goodkind ... he recently put out a book that was linked to those earlier ones by him ... called Rule of Nines or Law of Nines ... it was set on our Earth ... and it was a thriller all in all :D I quite enjoyed it


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 02, 2009, 08:45:50 AM
Have to somewhat agree with you Valan in general, you can really tell when Terry Goodkind is struggling for ideas. The writing seems to drag and not seem as... vidrant and lifelike as it does when his muse seems to speed talk to him.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Foraste Lydan on October 02, 2009, 09:18:56 AM
The Odyssey, I have to do a school report on one of the books in it. Good read, better when aged apparently.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on October 02, 2009, 09:22:29 AM
When Goodkind starts repeating himself, it's generally not a good sign for the next hundred or so pages.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Sylvia Palinor on October 02, 2009, 12:17:54 PM
Just finished "To Kill a Mockingbird" by (Nelle) Harper Lee, and am pondering the book "Running With Scissors".


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 02, 2009, 01:14:09 PM
When Goodkind starts repeating himself, it's generally not a good sign for the next hundred or so pages.

This is true, though I generally enjoyed his books, though I had to set them aside for a time for personal reasons. During the times he was not struggling he really tends to connect you to the truly human aspects of the characters for good or ill. Meaning that good characters are good in true to life human ways, not just because the reader is expected to believe they are, and the ways and reasons the bad characters are bad is put right out there and not valed to be P.C. or avoid upsetting anyone... course this is what caused me to set them aside for a time.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Garret Arroway on October 02, 2009, 01:15:16 PM
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth by Kevin Wilson (my cousin who I just got to meet and spend time with this last week).


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Capher on October 03, 2009, 01:10:55 AM
Wow Garret that is awesome! To discover a cousin who is an author.  I guess it runs in the family then... :grin:


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 07, 2009, 04:10:02 PM
Wow, my thread is pretty popular already! :D So many good books...

Meanwhile, I'm currently reading various Hellboy comics.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twigga Knosst on October 08, 2009, 10:41:11 AM
Cuckoo's Egg, by C.J. Cherryh :thumbup:


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Julian Ranger on October 08, 2009, 04:16:44 PM
Holes

(wow one word)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on October 09, 2009, 10:18:15 PM
Character Descriptions


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on October 10, 2009, 03:54:07 AM
Totlstoy's The Cossacks, and Tolstoy's What Is Art?. There is a huge amount of material in What Is Art? that I can't agree with. I certainly agree with aesthetics being a silly idea, but there is nothing wrong with abstract art, if it is moral, and most importantly, emotional.

But that's a heated subject, so I won't bring up a summary of all my opinions on the matter in here.

Also: Currently, I'm enjoying The Talmud. It's the perfect Jewish mate for the Tora. It isn't really a set of scriptures, but a set of rhetorical and philosophical studies of the Tora (Old Testament), that has been a very popular Jewish must-read for one and a half thousand years. I'm not exactly Jewish, but the Christian religion is a direct child of the Jewish religion. However much Christianity was treated like the Black Sheep of the family, the Talmud is a wonderful resource for studying the Old Testament and it's plethora of prophecies, subtext, and implications that each of the early scriptures had in common.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Capher on October 16, 2009, 12:46:43 AM
I finished Belgarath the Sorcerer. It filled in a lot of questions I had when I was reading the Belgariad series. Though now I see that I have to read Polgara to get the whole picture. LOL

However I received the first book of the "Wheels of Time" series by Robert Jordan and plan on reading that book. For some reason I had never heard of him except when I heard of his death recently. I should have though, for after reading just the first chapter of this book: I am hooked!


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Terra Artemos on October 16, 2009, 05:17:06 AM
Starting in on Bram Stoker's Dracula. A fairly interesting read and writing style.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kormik on October 16, 2009, 05:20:33 AM
two words ... job advertisements.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on October 16, 2009, 06:17:10 AM
Starting in on Bram Stoker's Dracula. A fairly interesting read and writing style.

Two words, SHEER AWESOMENESS. That is some of the best literature ever written. It's just put together so well, and it really mirrors the people of that time period. You will not be disappointed.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Thorin Broadfist on October 16, 2009, 08:46:09 AM
Capher, I am proud to welcome you to the fold of the Jordan flunkies... It's a long, long stay...


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on October 16, 2009, 09:18:50 AM
Jordan was one author I could never get into for some reason. I tried several times.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on October 16, 2009, 09:42:18 AM
Capher, I am proud to welcome you to the fold of the Jordan flunkies... It's a long, long stay...
What he said. The series is older than me. With luck, assuming Mr. Sanderson doesn't up and kick the bucket on us, the series will be finished by the time I can legally drink.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shayan Ashkani on October 16, 2009, 08:46:35 PM
Nighttrain to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.
Some books on Locomotives for research purposes for an (amateur) comic.

Tolstoy's views on art are ever on my should read list. But I never actually do it  :rolleyes: Maybe this was the incentive I needed to put it on the list I actually do complete works from.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 16, 2009, 11:07:38 PM
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Cuckoo's Egg, by C.J. Cherryh
hey seth!

Cool, I love C.J. Cherryh, have your read the others as well? Just counted them, have 13 of Cherryh's books! Have you read Foreigner already , from the Atevi-Cyclus? I find it so fascinating, to describe a race with no feelings..

I'm still reading Perdido Street Station from China Mieville, but the English is so challenging. I like it nevertheless. But - I found it in such a throw-away basket for books they sell off cheap in German - and it is no fun reading it.

Next: Haruki, Murakami, have not decided which one next, apart that I would have to look what the English title is.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Damien Scar on October 17, 2009, 12:37:39 AM
Oh boy, I just found out that the Wheel of Time series is longer than the Sword of Truth series! I am doomed! If I live long enough to read all of the books and now I read that the series is not finished but the last book will try and be finished by his son and some other writer.

Help....LOL, It should be a fun read though.

My son-in-law who gave me the book has the whole series and he told me that he planned on giving me one book for each birthday. I am not sure whether he wants to torment me, or whether he really wants me around for another 15 yrs... ;)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on October 17, 2009, 12:39:25 AM
Nighttrain to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.
Some books on Locomotives for research purposes for an (amateur) comic.

Tolstoy's views on art are ever on my should read list. But I never actually do it  :rolleyes: Maybe this was the incentive I needed to put it on the list I actually do complete works from.

Well, you're my hero.  :thumbup: I could never finish anything using a list. I just try to get on it while it's still on my mind, otherwise I forget.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 24, 2009, 11:04:53 PM
 Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier. You can't go wrong with a bit of gothic passion and intrigue :D


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Garret Arroway on October 25, 2009, 01:26:22 AM
The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lorek Bearfist on October 27, 2009, 12:44:46 AM
Knight's Treasure - Amanda Scott. Set in fourteenth century Scotland. Only on page twenty-nine but so far so good.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lywáen Vála'miés on October 27, 2009, 05:03:23 AM
'The Black Company' by: Glen Cook


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Malach Oronne on October 27, 2009, 05:34:48 AM
Anyone here ever hear of David Gemmell..?  He is an author of Fantasy novels, and I am currently reading his "Drenai Tales" series for around the 3rd or 4th time  :D  They are excellent, I advise anyone who has read and enjoyed LotR, or any fantasy novel, for that matter.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on October 27, 2009, 06:54:19 AM
Some Tolkien trivia for you folks: Middle-Earth is a direct reference to the Norse term Midgard. Midgard was in between Valhalla (above) and the perpetual Ragnarok/chaos (beneath) that was trying to break through to Midgard. This is popularly represented in the Norse Sagas with a Tree. Within it's boughs is Valhalla (an elf like tree-house, which makes me think that the elves were modeled after the Norse gods), there is a valley surrounding the tree (Midgard) and Ragnarok is a pit of black below the tree that is smothered in the roots.

Edit: another extra tidbit. Gondor is modeled after how the Norse described the residence of Thor's tree, which is a white tree. The people of Gondor are the most heavily armed and protected, and Thor was often seen as the protector god. So it seems like Tolkien implied that their fortifications, trebuchets, and massive amount of armaments was symbolism for Thor's protection.

Another similarity: Smaug is a direct replica of the dragon from the poem Beowulf. Both dragons are the symbolism for greed, both are disturbed by a lowly being (Bilbo in the Hobbit and a poor servant in Beowulf) who steals the dragon's most treasured possession (a golden goblet). And in both of them the dragon becomes enraged and lays waste to a nearby town.

Also, Gandalf is a direct replica of Odin, the Wandering god who dresses in gray robes and is often depicted with a hat exactly the same as Gandalf The Grey's.

Tolkien's ghastly accounts of violence (at least ghastly for the times) were heavily speculated to be a result of the absolute horror he was exposed to in WWI. He was present at the Battle of The Romm (the bloodiest battle of the entire war). Millions of people died, and no one gained any ground whatsoever.

In Tolkien's Silmarillion, you will notice time after time the reference to Scandanavian, Swedish, Norwegian, Saxon, Dutch, and Anglo mythology. Tolkien said that he wanted to create a set of myths that has the most suggestive moral content, is native to England (he was very proud of his country), and is steeped in the time old philosophies of the Brits.

The term Hobbit was a play on the word "homebody". The Hobbits were very plain, domestic, merry, privacy loving folks.

The big difference between Tolkien's masterpieces and the myths made before him: there is no true hero, everyone fails in one way or another, and the most conniving, small little guy ends up biting off Frodo's finger and saving everyone and everything. No one is infallible, and it is represented quite well in Tolkien's work. It seems like a direct reference to his Christian roots (that I personally agree with) that we must reshape ourselves in spite of sin.

And lastly, the end of the books is full of disappointment at the new, industrial, world. Tolkien often described the Industrialization of the new world as devilish, and, of course, the Orcs are described as being very industrious as a result.

His myths were definitely some of the most provocative, well put together, detailed, personal, emotional, symbolic, and fun works of art ever made. I love Tolstoy, but in my opinion J.R.R. Tolkien is the greatest author who ever lived, and one of the single greatest artists who ever lived.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on October 27, 2009, 07:43:10 AM
The book I read most recently was one by Matthew Reilly, Seven Ancient Wonders (Seveb Deadly Wonders in the US). It is basically a book that is dealing with the end of the world as we know it, and a race between three teams ... one from the US, a 'United Europe' Team, and a team made up of smaller nations (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Spain, Israel, Palestinians). The third team is the one who are the good guys in the story, and I found it an extremely enjoyable read. It is set in the real world, and in it the United Europe team (and especially the US team) are the bad guys.

The central character in it was an Australian (which naturally was a drawing card for me), and while I suspected events fairly early on in it that came to fruition, I rather enjoyed it for its action and mystery.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 28, 2009, 07:29:51 AM
"The Ladies of Grace Adieu"

(Short stories by Susanna Clarke, who also wrote "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell", a novel that imagines that magic is rediscovered in England around the time of the Napoleonic wars; among other things, it contains many hilarious footnotes on the history of magic)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ta'lia of the Seven Jewels on October 28, 2009, 04:29:01 PM
Oh, Lili, thanks, I have to get them for my  husband. Not that he has the time to read much. He got Jonathan Strange as an audio CDs for listening while he drives to work, it was  marvelous.

I just checked, the Ladies are avaiable as audio CD as well - how are they compared to Jonathan Strange?

(Meanwhile my 15 years old daughter has read Jonathan Strange twice!, lol)

I'm reading in the moment  - nothing, apart from BBC and Time news and my magazines (and not even them)



Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 28, 2009, 10:12:04 PM
Oh, alex, I heartily agree with that last statement! ;) When I first came to the LOTR books a few of years ago, and while I thought I'd enjoy them, I expected they would have become rather convoluted and stilted. After all, they were the books all those awful epic fantasies churned out since have modelled themselves on. Instead I found books that are still amongst the greatest works of fantasy, and probably literature. Only Ursula LeGuin stands as high as tolkein in my pantheon of great fantasy authors.

Oh, and speaking of pantheons- as someone with a deep love of world myth and folklore, norse in particular, I did indeed know where tolkein was drawing that timeless sense of scale that fills his world. Thanks for sharing those insights, though! It's quite fascinating, the parallels one can draw. And if you think his plays on language go no further than hobbit to homebody I'd suggest taking aa look at The hobbit Companion (http://www.amazon.com/Hobbit-Companion-David-Day/dp/158663528X) that really gives a sense of the depth of word play and lexical puns tolkein created. It was, after all, his job to steep himself in old european lore and language.

Ooh, some more fantasy literature triva for you- it became common practice after the war in europe to twin towns to promote cultural ties and sense of community and friendship across the continent. Now, long after the practice has as much meaning as it once did, the town of Wincanton in surrey, here in england, has twinned itself with none other than Ankh Morpork! Several streets in a new housing development have been renamed after those in the pratchettean city, as well.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on October 29, 2009, 03:56:57 AM
Oh, alex, I heartily agree with that last statement! ;) When I first came to the LOTR books a few of years ago, and while I thought I'd enjoy them, I expected they would have become rather convoluted and stilted. After all, they were the books all those awful epic fantasies churned out since have modelled themselves on. Instead I found books that are still amongst the greatest works of fantasy, and probably literature. Only Ursula LeGuin stands as high as tolkein in my pantheon of great fantasy authors.

Oh, and speaking of pantheons- as someone with a deep love of world myth and folklore, norse in particular, I did indeed know where tolkein was drawing that timeless sense of scale that fills his world. Thanks for sharing those insights, though! It's quite fascinating, the parallels one can draw. And if you think his plays on language go no further than hobbit to homebody I'd suggest taking aa look at The hobbit Companion (http://www.amazon.com/Hobbit-Companion-David-Day/dp/158663528X) that really gives a sense of the depth of word play and lexical puns tolkein created. It was, after all, his job to steep himself in old european lore and language.

Ooh, some more fantasy literature triva for you- it became common practice after the war in europe to twin towns to promote cultural ties and sense of community and friendship across the continent. Now, long after the practice has as much meaning as it once did, the town of Wincanton in surrey, here in england, has twinned itself with none other than Ankh Morpork! Several streets in a new housing development have been renamed after those in the pratchettean city, as well.

I think we can all spin a yarn on the Silmarillions forever, really. The symphonic creation of the universe is very similar to this myth:

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"Lir of the half tongue was the father of the gods, and of the universe. When he gave the orders for creation, the gods who executed his commands understood but half of what he said, owing to his having only half a tongue; with the result that for everything that has been created there is an unexpressed and concealed counterpart, which is the other half of Lir's plan of creation."

Henry Cowell (1897-1965) was one of the most innovative American composers of the 20th-century and influenced a generation of American and European avant-gardists from Varèse and Nancarrow to Cage and Stockhausen. As a child, Cowell displayed a precocious musical talent and started learning the violin at the age of five. Although he received no formal music training during his childhood, he showed an interest in composition. In his teenage years he experimented with tone-clusters (a term he invented) and unconventional methods of playing the piano, such as plucking and strumming the strings.

Cowell later studied music with Charles Seeger at UC Berkeley, where he also met Ruth Crawford. In the 1920s, he toured throughout America and Europe as a piano virtuoso, achieving enormous notoriety if not fame. His compositions, and by extension his method of using the forearm, fist, and palm to create tone-clusters, disturbed conservative audiences and music critics while garnering enthusiasm from the musical intelligentsia. Cowell's unorthodox methods and ideas are contained in his New Musical Resources (1930), which was a genuine bible to American composers of the avant-garde. Among other things in this work, Cowell defines the tone-cluster and details his theories concerning its harmonic flexibility.

Cowell's constant search for new means of expression is reflected in over 900 compositions for a variety of ensembles and instruments. While his music of the early 1910s and 1920s is aligned with the avant-garde, his later works beginning in the late 1930s demonstrate a return to a simpler music language. Though Cowell explored new sounds, even his most avant-garde music is tempered by a predilection for melody and accessible expressivity.

Very beautiful piece of music, and it reminds me very much of the beginning of the Silmarillion. It really sounds like the myth Tolkien used, seeing as it is an Anglo-Saxon story (I'm an Anglo-Saxon myself, so this just makes me all tingly).

Here's the music to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlJRf6jmbMc

Or Cowell's The Hero Sun:

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"The gods created all the suns and sent them out into space. But these suns, instead of lighting the universe, congregated closely together, enjoying each others society, and the universe was in darkness. Then one of the gods told the suns of a place where people were living in misery on account of the lack of light, and a strong young sun rose and hurled himself out into the darkness, until he came to this place, which was our earth; and the Hero Sun who sacrificed the companionship of the other suns to light the earth is our Sun."

These myths are from a suite of music Henry Cowell wrote, entitled Three Irish Legends.

Here's the music The Hero Sun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ae75gJVrzQ

Edit: Actually I found the third myth. I didn't remember that I had it on both youtube and CD.

The Tides of Manaunaun:

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"Manaunaun was the god of motion, and long before the creation, he sent forth tremendous tides, which swept to and fro through the universe, and rhythmically moved the particles and materials of which the gods were later to make the suns and worlds."

And the music for this piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgn4SQFgU9Y&feature=related


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on October 30, 2009, 06:17:19 AM
@ Talia: I can honestly recommend Susanna Clarke's short stories. Some are set in the world of Jonathan Strange. In fact, Strange himself makes an appearance in the title story. Some are outrageousl wonderful (particularly the magnificiently named "The Duke of Wellington misplaces his horse"). With others, I wished they were longer and spun out their mysteries a bit more.

One is written in highly idiosyncratic spelling, though. I wonder how that was translated into German. Or are your husband and daughter reading S. Clarke in English?


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lori Lo on October 30, 2009, 06:47:09 AM
English :) The audiobook is in English as well and brilliantly narrated.

No, Helen-Elise read it in German, five years English in a German school is not enough for that book, Harry Potter is better in this respect!

And thanks, now I have a Christmas present in October, hurrah!


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Fu Luft on October 30, 2009, 06:55:37 AM
How have they done the invented archaisms like "shew", "chuse", "sopha" (etc.) in the German version?


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lori Lo on October 30, 2009, 05:07:00 PM
No idea, I read it in English too. And as the German book was from the library, I can't go and compare.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on November 01, 2009, 06:37:42 AM
@Lori: I'll have seek out the German translation sometime, then!

Back to the question of this thread:

I'm reading Simon Armitage's translation of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", a medieval poem composed in stave rhyme. The expressive power of the alliterations is just astounding!


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Wren Traydor on November 01, 2009, 07:36:30 AM
The Knife of Dreams (the 11th book in the wheel of time series)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Julian Ranger on November 04, 2009, 10:23:51 AM
nation (yeah thats right its a pratchett book thats suppost to be good)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Clarena on November 28, 2009, 11:34:31 AM
Servant of the Empire. The second book in the Empire trilogy by Raymond.E.Fiest and Janny Wurst.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on November 28, 2009, 01:46:11 PM
Wired ~ A tech magazine, with upcoming products and a variety of reviews on other headlines.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lorek Bearfist on November 29, 2009, 12:29:00 AM
Collins Beginner's Dictionary German. Very difficult to actually STICK to reading. Oh well, it's the price you pay when you want to broaden your horizons.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shomgar on November 29, 2009, 12:34:24 AM
Robert Jordan's The Lord of Chaos, book six in the series The Wheel of Time.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on November 29, 2009, 04:09:06 AM
Still flipping through Wired.

Read that series Shomgar, great books. :heart:


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on December 04, 2009, 03:05:12 AM
The Leaping Hare, by George Ewart Evans & David Thompson. A lovely, fascinating little book. The testimonies of old countrymen from the fifties and sixties are particularly jewel-like - remnants of a now dying world. Meanwhile, I've cleared my local library of Hellblazer volumes. Some are excellent, some are rubbish. But my love for good ol' Constantine remains.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on December 04, 2009, 03:13:52 AM
I am currently reading everything on Santharian Draconics...and trying to make sense of it all! Lol


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Vincente Vandree on December 15, 2009, 01:41:25 PM
The Great Gatsby. Something I read recently though was A Clockwork Orange, a great book. Read it before, but it never gets old.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on December 15, 2009, 01:53:59 PM
My reading list for the foreseable future is packed:

Chronoliths (In Progress)
Ender in Exile
God-Emperor of Dune (in progress)
Destination Void
And Another Thing

Plus whatever books happen to appear during Christmas and any post-Christmas acquisitions.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on December 15, 2009, 09:51:30 PM
Morgawr ~ Terry Brooks


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on December 24, 2009, 07:58:10 PM
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ... or I was. I started reading it yesterday morning and finished it yesterday evening :lol:


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kaldez’Yadra on December 24, 2009, 09:58:51 PM
The Path of Daggers, by Robert Jordan, book eight in The Wheel of Time. Well i will read it once i can figure out what my parents did to it.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on December 27, 2009, 12:41:25 AM
Wired magazine.


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Post by: Fu Luft on January 02, 2010, 01:26:51 PM
Grettir's Saga.

One of the Icelandic sagas, probably written in the 1300s, it tells of the settlement and early history of Iceland, and features berserkers as well as rather terrifying ghosts and curses.


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Post by: Garret Arroway on January 02, 2010, 01:34:58 PM
Dark Lady's Chosen - Gail Z. Martain


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Post by: Valan Nonesuch on January 02, 2010, 01:42:55 PM
MS Paint Adventures (timesink of doom! Search at your own peril)
Good Omens- Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Snow Crash- Neal Stephenson
And Another Thing- Eoin Colfer (Hitchhiker's Guide "sequel". I had hopes. They were dashed.)

Planned: The Gathering Storm- Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Please don't turn out like And Another Thing!)


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Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on January 03, 2010, 08:08:00 AM
My "The Book of the Dragons" by Ciruelo. <3


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Post by: Twén Aråerwén on January 04, 2010, 10:54:39 AM
Great Expectations ... again.


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Post by: Capher on January 06, 2010, 01:26:16 PM
Splinter Cell~Tom Clancy- Read the first book of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, sorry but could not get into it.  However I think I know where a certain magician got his idea for the Weavers.


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Post by: Ylaya on January 06, 2010, 10:42:10 PM
I am reading this book called IN THE Heat of BATTLE about individuals who both succeeded and failed in conflicts showing a variety of traits including bravery, decisive action, strength, weakness, foolishness. This book shows both sides of the coin in effect, very good I might say.


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Post by: Cherri Rowandyn on January 07, 2010, 06:53:27 AM
House of Night Series

Book One - Marked


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Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on January 07, 2010, 05:56:32 PM
Various entries on the site, researching for my Overviews on Draconics.


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Post by: Twigga Knosst on January 09, 2010, 08:10:29 AM
Anne McCaffrey's Restoree.


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Post by: Fu Luft on January 09, 2010, 08:12:18 AM
Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott.

I'm trying to get my mind to imagine a world with four spacial dimensions. So far, I have little success.


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Post by: Yurie Yileen on January 09, 2010, 09:01:23 AM
Endless application forms and person specifications...


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Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on January 10, 2010, 06:40:05 AM
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Well done historical fiction + strong narrative drive + ghostly happenings=VERY HAPPY JENNA


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Post by: Ylaya on January 10, 2010, 06:59:23 AM
Nice  :thumbup:


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Post by: Twén Aråerwén on January 10, 2010, 07:13:11 AM
Starman ~ Sara Douglas


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Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on January 10, 2010, 06:12:06 PM
Orality and Literacy - Walter Ong


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Post by: Ylaya on January 10, 2010, 10:47:52 PM
All about Italien Fascism, revision wastes me.  :buck:


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Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on January 23, 2010, 03:32:39 AM
Villette by Charlotte Bronte


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Post by: Valan Nonesuch on January 23, 2010, 10:21:36 AM
Battle Royale. :D


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Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on January 23, 2010, 01:00:16 PM
hmmm... I'm reading other people telling me what they are reading.


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Post by: VincentAlliath on January 23, 2010, 04:41:04 PM
I'm actually trying to figure out whether to read nocturnes, a collection of short stories by John Connolly, Under the Dome, by Stephen King, or The Perfect Sinner, by Will Davenport.

I should probably go with one or two short stories, then move onto The Perfect Sinner, as I've been stuck, obsessed, reading exclusively Stephen King's work for far too long.


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Post by: Lili the Elfcat on January 24, 2010, 01:24:22 AM
"How to be an Alien", by George Mikes.

Required reading for a continental living in England, like me.


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Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on January 24, 2010, 04:40:48 AM
Various entries on the dev. board, trying to get some ambition back.


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Post by: F’earn Meadowdyn on January 24, 2010, 04:57:35 AM
Milken Brownie poo, trying to polish this CD up.


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Post by: Anirdulf Svanskjun on January 31, 2010, 07:38:18 AM
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by PG Wodehouse (In the USA that's Bertie Sees it Through)


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Post by: Lili the Elfcat on February 03, 2010, 07:22:05 AM
"The Silent Assassin".

I'm beginning to become a fan of Margaret Atwood.


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Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on February 26, 2010, 02:15:58 AM
Just starting Dracula by Bram Stoker

The first and last time I read it was when I was eleven, and I loved it then, so I'm interested to see what I make of it now :P


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Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on February 26, 2010, 04:33:23 AM
Assassins Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden

Based on the PS3 game of the same name.


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Post by: Fáiorríl on February 26, 2010, 05:12:24 AM
I am about halfway through The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. Not too sure what I think of it yet.. It's oddly reminding me of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler.
I shall let you all know what I think when I am finished.

Happy reading, everyone. :heart:


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Post by: Yurie Yileen on February 26, 2010, 07:04:31 AM
Ah, I love that book!  It gave me a good laugh when I was a world hating teenager!  Still makes me laugh now, come to think of it.


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Post by: Salena smith on February 26, 2010, 08:40:45 AM
I just finished reading all the books to twilight. I dont remember the authors name sorry


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Post by: Kaldez’Yadra on February 26, 2010, 03:56:47 PM
Crossroads of Twilight, by Robert Jordan


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Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on February 26, 2010, 08:23:57 PM
Letters from my Great Grandparents


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Post by: Fáiorríl on March 08, 2010, 03:49:11 AM
Well I just finished The Catcher In the Rye. The beginning didn't much interest me, but the last third was really good - I think I have to read it all again to get a fuller appreciation.

I made the mistake of reading the last bit while feeling really down, and it just made me feel even more down, cus now all I can think about is how I relate to it. What with the going to a great school where everyone says, 'Oh you go there? How fantastic! That's such a fantastic school, you must be so proud!' and how I was nearly flunking all my classes cus I just couldn't bring myself to care, and all those days I sat in the guidance office staring out the window thinking about just picking up and leaving. Running away and never seeing anyone, getting the hell away from the stupid life everyone was pushing me towards. I hit some really low points.
The part where he's walking down the street talking to his dead brother, convinced he's going to die at the end of every block, and he gets all dizzy and passes out a bit later? Yeah..

Well... I guess it gets like that for everyone at some point. But man this is the second book in a row I've read where the character ends up having some mental breakdown and winds up in therapy of some sort. Adolescence... What a cruel, cruel joke.

Next I believe I'm going to read The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.


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Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on March 10, 2010, 11:25:34 AM
I'm not sure if this counts, but I went to the DMV to renew my license, and ended up reading sheet music for about an hour and a half. I read through my conductor's score for Mozart's 40th symphony.


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Post by: Klyff Tylssen on March 12, 2010, 01:00:25 AM
A thousand splendid sons, by Khaled Hosseini.

Wonderful book, well written and with a great, if not controversial story. I would recommend this to anyone.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 19, 2010, 11:40:55 PM
Ian Mortimer: The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England.

An eye-opening account of English everyday life in the 14th century, doing away with quite a few common misconceptions. For example, most male peasants were quite skilled fighters. Archery was a popular sport - encouraged by the kings, who needed longbowmen for their wars.


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Post by: Dagos Windwalker on August 22, 2010, 12:06:57 PM
Pillars of the Earth: Ken Follet

Long book about the building of a cathedral in medieval times. very interesting, I recommend it.

Lili, I think I may have read that book. I also heard that at one point the king had actually forbidden normal games such as chess, and said to use that time to practice archery, as he needed skilled archers for war.


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Post by: Lili the Elfcat on August 22, 2010, 09:16:35 PM
Yep, Dagos, that's right.

Edward III outlawed "football" (an early version, typically played by one village against another, where the goals could be miles apart, and serious injuries were a frequent side-effect), and later other games were made illegal as well, so that at one point archery became almost the only outdoor 'game' commoners could play without risking prison.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mathis Mallister on October 19, 2010, 10:36:10 PM
I'm reading an incredible character description (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=7719.0).


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Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on October 19, 2010, 11:58:30 PM
The Prince, Machiavelli


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Post by: Kaldez’Yadra on October 20, 2010, 01:33:48 AM
The Belgariad, books 1-3, by David Eddings


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Post by: Mallorix Volinkov on October 27, 2010, 11:17:15 AM
Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo.
(English Translation)


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Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on October 27, 2010, 07:27:32 PM
And I was just thinking of bumping this thread, too! :grin:

Wise Children by Angela Carter


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Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 08, 2010, 02:48:51 AM
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 08, 2010, 10:51:47 AM
Here, There Be Dragons by Jamie Owens


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Zarkin Talker on November 08, 2010, 09:20:58 PM
Here, There Be Dragons by Jamie Owens

That is actually a really good book!


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Post by: Markus Boadicea on November 08, 2010, 10:49:56 PM
The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth, both by Richard Dawkins.


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Post by: Leif Terskun on November 09, 2010, 01:16:39 AM
First one's good. Second one - never read it. Do let me know.


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Post by: Markus Boadicea on November 09, 2010, 04:00:44 PM
Will do.


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Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on November 10, 2010, 01:29:14 AM
I am reading "365 days of Flash Fiction"

It is the book I recently received which had a couple of my pieces published in. Shame I had to pay for it, but I got a good discount.


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Post by: Twén Aråerwén on November 13, 2010, 01:40:37 AM
Wired - Tech Magazine


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Post by: Jhaela Mehb'dok on November 13, 2010, 02:28:01 AM
I have a book on hold at the library. Its the latest RA Salvatore Drizzt book (such a handsome elf he is!) Its called "Gauntlgrym". Looks cool!  :heart:


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Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 14, 2010, 11:05:20 AM
God Emperor of Dune, second time.


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Post by: Mithrea Amor on November 14, 2010, 11:06:48 AM
God Emperor of Dune, second time.

Fantastic! That has been one of my favorites from the series for a while now.


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Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 14, 2010, 11:07:21 AM
I actually Prefer Messiah, but to each his own.


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Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on November 14, 2010, 08:13:35 PM
Gustav Meyrink's Golem... awesome book.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on November 18, 2010, 11:10:09 PM
Absolution by Murder, Peter Tremayne


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on January 19, 2011, 10:22:01 PM
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin


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Post by: Erutan Argon on January 20, 2011, 06:32:15 AM
Redwall by Brian Jacques, first time since middle school! So pretty much new again  :thumbup:


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Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on January 20, 2011, 07:11:15 AM
I'm reading my post that states I'm reading my post about my post reading my post..... :buck:


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Post by: Gundioc Mallister on January 20, 2011, 08:14:40 AM
The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoevsky


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on January 20, 2011, 12:50:28 PM
Unread posts, since my last visit.


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Post by: Miés'áel Cór'yráná on January 20, 2011, 01:43:53 PM
Warrior by Bryan Davis. Just came out this past week. :)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on January 21, 2011, 07:46:01 AM
Warrior is out? Finally!
On a related note, I'm reading Dragonspell, by Donita K Paul


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Miés'áel Cór'yráná on January 21, 2011, 09:23:15 AM
Yeah, just came out this past week. I "talk" to Mr. Davis pretty frequently on Facebook. :)


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Post by: Twén Aråerwén on January 25, 2011, 09:06:17 AM
The Murmillion entry... over and over. :crazy:


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nox Echiiscuan on January 25, 2011, 09:48:55 AM
The Sight by David Clement-Davies

... It's not very good, imho. Not horrible or anything, but not great.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gundioc Mallister on January 26, 2011, 05:48:56 PM
Ainsley Harriott's Feel-Good Cookbook

So yummy...

Edit: Shameless (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBxszeb7yuk)


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Post by: Twén Aråerwén on January 27, 2011, 02:45:33 AM
The Time Of the Dark ~ Barbara Hambly


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ergolach Flowerdew on January 27, 2011, 02:47:12 AM
Johan Huizinga - The Autumn of the Middle Ages

it's for school but very good reading though


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on January 30, 2011, 01:46:30 PM
The Walls of Air ~ Barbara Hambly (2nd Book of the Darwath Trilogy)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Sir Ruil Mallister on January 30, 2011, 09:44:41 PM
The Dining Hall (http://www.santharia.com/adv/index.php?topic=7908.msg285835;topicseen#new) of Three Arcs apparently has much reading material... go figure.


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Post by: Thorin Broadfist on January 31, 2011, 05:13:43 AM
The Chronicles of the Black Company ~ Glenn Cook

Currently on book three, almost done. Can't wait to start the fourth!


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Post by: Mathis Mallister on January 31, 2011, 09:07:43 AM
Hans Talhoffer's Fechtbuch aus dem Jahre, 1467
An illustrated treatise on fighting with the German longsword (and more!)


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jenna Silverbirch on February 04, 2011, 03:51:59 AM
Just finished The Inheritors by William Golding. Really brilliant stuff, just as powerful as lord of the flies, though I possibly enjoyed reading it more than that more famous work. I'm tempted to hunt down more golding but should probably wait a while before embarking on anything more of his. I don't want to end up feeling completely and hopelessly pessimistic about humanity!


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Post by: Alexandre Scriabin on February 04, 2011, 07:53:30 AM
Golding... He really was the Freudian author. If you notice, most of his books do have something to do with a pyramid of human consciousness.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on February 04, 2011, 11:59:53 AM
The Armies of Daylight ~ Barbara Hambly


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Post by: Leif Terskun on February 04, 2011, 07:57:01 PM
Finished The Redemption of Althalus a couple of days ago, and read the five Earthsea books (that is, Wizard of Earthsea, Tombs of Atuan, Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Other Wind) a week or two ago. Currently reading Glanville Williams: Learning the Law (14th Edition, revised by A.T.H. Smith)


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Post by: Aster on February 05, 2011, 09:16:34 AM
Soul Music ~ Terry Pratchett


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Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on February 05, 2011, 11:42:43 AM
Alas Babylon--don't have the book handy, and can't remember the name of the author


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on February 06, 2011, 03:41:48 AM
Stuff about hockey, so I can understand Altario! :D


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nox Echiiscuan on February 06, 2011, 08:24:03 AM
Peeps!


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on February 14, 2011, 06:41:50 AM
Wired : A kinda Cosmo style magazine for techies. 


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mallayn Galnodren on February 15, 2011, 07:49:35 AM
The social Contract, Jacques Rousseau


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Post by: Deklitch Hardin on February 15, 2011, 08:21:39 AM
Rocelin Ellis' engaging CD.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Twén Aråerwén on February 15, 2011, 09:15:59 AM
Facebook Posts


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Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on April 30, 2011, 03:23:00 PM
Entries on the Development Board


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on April 30, 2011, 03:40:32 PM
Old RP stories. :D


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Gnogi Farguk on April 30, 2011, 09:31:21 PM
The Brothers Karamasov, for the second time in my life.

If you want to learn about writing dialogues, read Dostoyevski.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on April 30, 2011, 09:35:35 PM
Hmm...I will look into that! :D I am horrible at dialogue.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kaldez’Yadra on May 04, 2011, 02:11:49 AM
The Silmarillion


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on May 04, 2011, 04:20:29 AM
Very good! I love that book :D

I'm reading and researching for my Nysl.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on May 07, 2011, 03:12:01 PM
The Treasure - Iris Johansen


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Post by: Leif Terskun on May 11, 2011, 03:32:35 PM
My revision  :(


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Salena smith on May 15, 2011, 03:34:54 AM
The Giver


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Kalína Dalá'isyrás on May 15, 2011, 04:24:21 AM
Jane Eyre


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mithrea Amor on May 20, 2014, 06:18:18 AM
Catching up with some posts in character from Altario. It's been too long, I can't believe how many entries there are that I haven't read. I used to be familiar with basically all of it. Super jazzed that Krean magic finally got uploaded as I absolutely loved that entry from the start, was wondering if it ever would be in the Compendium after all. Without a doubt it's my favorite magic system. And the Disk seems to be getting bigger, too! There are even a few tribes and races that I don't remember being there before.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on May 21, 2014, 09:56:20 AM
Reading two series at once right now.  Rereading both, to be more accurate.

First is the Dragonlance Chronicles.  Just started Dragons of Winter Night.  When I was younger, I think these were my favourite books.  I loved them, and I haven't read them in over twenty years.

Second series is the A Song of Ice and Fire books, starting with A Game of Thrones.  I only discovered this series two years ago when I was given the DVD First Season of the HBO series.  I immediately fell in love and this has now become my favorite series.

It is because of GoT that I rebought the Dragonlance books.  It made me want to reread them.  But, truthfully, reading them again, I find them a bit juvenile for my adult tastes.  I suppose that was the target demographic that the books were aimed at, so I do not hold that against them.

GoT is the story that I wanted to write back when I was trying to write a novel.  It is based more in the realm of fantastic history than High Fantasy.  There are no Mages in Flowing robes and pointy hats, no elves, etc, (though there is one Dwarf :) ).  It does have magic, and it does have dragons, so the fantasy is there, but it is not a clear cut good vs evil story.  The characters are deep and well defined.  And it revolves around politics.  Who is backstabbing who.  And heroes die.  Villains thrive.  You really do get drawn in.

Oh, and I read the Horoscope, too.  Apparently people will be listening to views today.  Who knew?


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ryldor Gadriel on January 16, 2015, 05:09:28 AM
Just finished The Martian by Andy Weir. Really good book.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ylaya on July 11, 2015, 05:40:00 AM
*SPOILERS FOR GAME OF THRONES*

I've been reading select chapters from the "Game of Thrones" books, managed to borrow them from a friend. Love all the greyjoy story-lines they missed out in the show and the Arya stuff was good to. So many changes, it's quite incredible. The books have a lot of value and I would recommend them if you've watched the show.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rosalynn on July 13, 2015, 06:56:53 AM
The Earth Sea Trilogy, almost finished. I always reread select chapters from The Wheel of Time as well. Not many books compare with that series, though I hear A Song of Fire and Ice does (game of thrones). I need to pick up the first book.


Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Ryldor Gadriel on July 15, 2015, 12:17:34 PM
It's been all non-fiction of late.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe. Gets super technical at times, but great fun if you're into that kind of stuff. Written by the guy who draws/writes the XKCD cartoon.

Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers. Helps to be a (in my case retired) lush.

The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes by Jack Bickham. Just started this, but we'll see if it helps my writing here at Santharia any.