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Eden
10-09-2006, 04:03 PM
I thought it would be nice to start a thread where we post which books we currently read :)

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Medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver make their fourth appearance in this riveting new back-and-forth thriller that grounds a brutal attack by two young men on the Grant County, Georgia police department in a twelve-year-old Alabama murder case that occurred while Sara and Jeffrey were just beginning their tumultuous romance. En route to a beach vacation shortly after they meet, the couple takes a detour to the small town where Jeffrey grew up and began his law enforcement career. But their carefree holiday is interrupted when his best friend from childhood, a fellow cop, is charged with murder after killing a man who broke into his house. Despite his subsequent confession, Jeffrey believes there’s more to the story than Robert is telling him, and when the skeleton of a young woman with whom both Robert and Tolliver were once involved is discovered in a secret cave only they knew about, and Robert admits to her murder too, Tolliver must again confront a past he thought he had long since put behind him.

El Legenda
10-09-2006, 06:21 PM
Nicomachean Ethics- Aristotle
Utilitarianism- John Stuart Mill
Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals- Kant

and about 5 other :bs: books

all for courses

:wavey:

Naranoc
10-09-2006, 06:25 PM
^ You take Philosophy???

Currently chugging through Plato's 'Republic' :help:

Oh, and reading 'A Clash of Kings' by George R.R. Martin. Highly reccomended ;)

BelgianWaffle
10-09-2006, 06:27 PM
http://pingui75.free.fr/imageblog/JeuneFillePerle.jpg

French translation of 'Girl with the pearl earring'. As I haven't seen the movie, and French isn't my mother tongue it's tricky (adjectives!! :help: ) but at least I'm getting the plot. :lol:

You all must read Carlos Ruiz Zafon: the shadow of the wind. Best book I've read in ages!

savesthedizzle
10-09-2006, 06:28 PM
I just finished reading Watching the English by Kate Fox, and now I'm reading The Go-Girl Guide: Surviving Your 20s with Savvy, Soul, and Style by Julia Bourland :lol:

Suzi
10-09-2006, 06:29 PM
You all must read Carloz Ruis Zafon: the shadow of the wind. Best book I've read in ages!

That is a great book :yeah:

BelgianWaffle
10-09-2006, 06:33 PM
That is a great book :yeah:
Yep, at first it was a little bit slow, but then, as the story was unfolding, I coudn't tear myself away from it. :yeah:
I LOVE reading, but it had been ages since I was really into a book like that.
It didn't help that I brought the book with me to my (studying) house as relaxation (to read 10 pages every day before bed during the exams) and that I ended up reading it in three days, non-stop. :o

Eruwen
10-09-2006, 06:55 PM
I'm reading 'Blade of Fortriu' (book 2 of the Bridei Chronicles) by Juliet Marillier. I love her... something about the way the books are written that just keeps you hooked :worship:

zicofirol
10-09-2006, 06:58 PM
The book in my sig The Law, im starting to rearead it. Its a fantastic read, I recomend it to everyone.

For school I am abotu to start reading The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek

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And currently reading: Rumbo a la Libertad, in English its:
Liberty For Latin America: How To Undo Five Hundred Years Of State Oppression

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Julio1974
10-09-2006, 07:18 PM
I'm reading "Shake Hands with the Devil". It's about the the genocide in Rwanda, written by the Canadian general who was in charge of the UN Peacekeeping operation (Dallaire).

Pfloyd
10-09-2006, 08:38 PM
Im currently readin Bill Brysons "In a Sunburned Country"..

Vass
10-09-2006, 09:10 PM
Nothing at the moment. :(
Wanted to start one for two weeks now though.

I read all my books in under one week, but breaks between books are ever increasing.

Scotso
10-09-2006, 09:12 PM
Jennifer Government

El Legenda
10-09-2006, 09:17 PM
^ You take Philosophy???

Currently chugging through Plato's 'Republic' :help:

Oh, and reading 'A Clash of Kings' by George R.R. Martin. Highly reccomended ;)

yes :D and i dont like it :lol: philosophy is so stupid :rolls:
and all the Aristotle writings are so hard to read..since most of his own writing was burned and all the stuff we have today is class notes from his students.:rolleyes: which have been pasted down and rewriten so many times..Aristotle would be not even know its his, if he read it today :p

Pfloyd
10-09-2006, 09:20 PM
yes :D and i dont like it :lol: philosophy is so stupid :rolls:
and all the Aristotle writings are so hard to read..since most of his own writing was burned and all the stuff today is class notes from his students.:rolleyes:

Philosophy stupid?

Come on man...All laws all over the world are based on some ones philosophical observations. Without philosophy cultures would lose sense of Identity.

Of course, I will grant you that some sub topics in philosophy are quite pointles, like the "how do you really know?" type questions.

psichogaucho
10-09-2006, 09:33 PM
Sudeste (Southeast) by Haroldo Conti, an argentinian writer, of course

El Legenda
10-09-2006, 11:03 PM
Philosophy stupid?

Come on man...All laws all over the world are based on some ones philosophical observations. Without philosophy cultures would lose sense of Identity.

Of course, I will grant you that some sub topics in philosophy are quite pointles, like the "how do you really know?" type questions.


some many topics in philosophy can go on and on..with well how does that work, how do we really know..:D

buddyholly
10-09-2006, 11:17 PM
You all must read Carlos Ruiz Zafon: the shadow of the wind. Best book I've read in ages!

Really bad advice. What you should have said is ''You must read The Shadow of the Wind at least twice.

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2006, 01:02 AM
War And Peace, in English, of course.

Foosimoo
10-10-2006, 01:05 AM
Red Scarf Girl, for 10th grade English. :rolleyes:

Vass
10-10-2006, 04:27 AM
Red Scarf Girl, for 10th grade English. :rolleyes:

:rolls:

Fergie
10-10-2006, 05:58 AM
El Zahir - Paulo Coelho

simpletennis
10-10-2006, 06:07 AM
SAT prep book. haha

Carlita
10-10-2006, 07:59 AM
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (in English)

fererrodf
10-10-2006, 09:47 AM
Dry - Augusten Burroughs

Fed-Express
10-10-2006, 10:25 AM
The Tin Drum by 1999 Nobel Laureate Günter Grass.
By the way, this week the winner of 2006 will be announced. I am really excited, will the eternal favorites Roth or Updike finally get it, or is there going to be a surprise like two years ago...?

Washa Koroleva
10-10-2006, 11:20 AM
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FrogBurger
10-10-2006, 12:37 PM
I am reading a french book in french called "La Dérobade" - it is about the lives of prostitutes.

guille&tati4life
10-10-2006, 12:39 PM
War And Peace, in English, of course.

me too, i'm quite nearly finished but as i'm studying Dr Zhivago at uni, i am reading that more than War and Peace just now.

War and Peace is a great book :)

Ome
10-10-2006, 12:46 PM
I stuck with Cell Biology for Medical Student :banghead:

Also reading "Sand and Foam" by Kahlil Gibran almost every night :zzz:

Kristen
10-10-2006, 02:11 PM
Just finished:
Playing Beatie Bow - by Ruth Park [Aussie based]
Up to second last chapter of The Cold One, by Christopher Pike.[thriller type american book]

Suzi
10-10-2006, 07:17 PM
atm reading...


Riding the Magic Carpet: a surfer's odyssey to find the perfect wave - Tom Anderson
No Shitting in the Toilet - Peter Moore

Regenbogen
10-10-2006, 09:30 PM
I just finished Enthusiasm - Polly Shulman. I liked it.

Parshath
10-10-2006, 10:09 PM
At the moment I'm reading:
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien

flmmkrz
10-10-2006, 11:00 PM
I prefer to stick to the classics when I have the time so went really old school with curious george flies a kite. If you guys haven't read it yet, check it out, it's great he gets really curious about kite flying. There's twists you'll never see coming

Zirconek
10-21-2006, 06:13 AM
Right now I'm reading "Humboldt's Cosmus: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey that changed the way we see the world" by Gerard Helferich.
Really nice!:rocker:

~*BGT*~
10-21-2006, 03:36 PM
Currently reading The College Board's Official Guide to the SAT :help:

embellish
10-21-2006, 03:45 PM
Currently reading The College Board's Official Guide to the SAT :help:

:help: indeed!

I'm reading Sharon Penman - When Christ and his Saints Slept, about England in the 13th century.

fererrodf
10-21-2006, 04:37 PM
Currently, I'm reading Eldest -the sequel to Eragon- by Christopher Paolini

Midnight Express
10-23-2006, 04:38 PM
I think at least 5, Dostoievski's Crime et Chatiment is killing me for almost 3 months as its about 10% in French and lets face the true, I haven't got such a skills...J.Finder's Paranoia was excelent, one of the best I read lately.

its.like.that
10-23-2006, 04:50 PM
yes :D and i dont like it :lol: philosophy is so stupid :rolls:


That is what stupid people say.

:wavey:

its.like.that
10-23-2006, 04:52 PM
I read the obituaries.

Lebowski
10-23-2006, 05:28 PM
howard stern - Private Parts

thiaela
10-23-2006, 06:40 PM
Anna Karenina de Tolstoi
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katjake
10-23-2006, 07:02 PM
At the moment I`m reading "Idiot" - F. Dostoievski...so far it seems good:)
I`ve just finished "Norwegian wood" by H. Murakami - totally fantastic book...

NyGeL
10-23-2006, 11:33 PM
"Clave Para un Amor" ("Key for a Love"), from argentinean writer Bioy Casares.

I'm also reading a seminary from "America Libre" (Free America, a magazine) about Socialism :p

NyGeL
10-23-2006, 11:39 PM
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (in English)

omg... wuthering heights sux hard!

angela
10-24-2006, 12:03 AM
The davinci code

Mrs. B
10-24-2006, 10:38 AM
just started...

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thiaela
10-24-2006, 06:15 PM
The davinci code

It's really good.
:worship:

psichogaucho
10-24-2006, 07:06 PM
101 Reykjavik, by Hallgrímur Helgason

Mara_M
10-24-2006, 07:08 PM
john fawles - the collector

katjake
10-24-2006, 07:23 PM
The davinci code

Yeah, it is good:worship: have to admit that. When you read it you have no idea who that "bad" guy is. But if you read more books by Dan Brown then you`ll understand at the very beginning who is "bad"
But yeah, all his books are very well written...I don`t know where he gets his ideas...they are amazing

Kuilli
10-24-2006, 10:02 PM
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon

angela
10-25-2006, 01:19 AM
Yeah, it is good:worship: have to admit that. When you read it you have no idea who that "bad" guy is. But if you read more books by Dan Brown then you`ll understand at the very beginning who is "bad"
But yeah, all his books are very well written...I don`t know where he gets his ideas...they are amazing

I agree.

angela
10-25-2006, 01:20 AM
Antroposofia - Rudolf Steiner

Ome
10-25-2006, 08:13 AM
The Mediator by Meg Cabot

Kristen
10-26-2006, 02:33 PM
This Book Will Change Your Life Again.

For more info, try this site:
www.thiswebsitewillchangeyourlife.com
It's a pretty loopy book.

Denisse
10-27-2006, 01:13 AM
Anna Karenina de Tolstoi
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i just finished it, i loved it :D

Jlee
10-27-2006, 09:06 PM
I finished The Lovely Bones recently...

psichogaucho
10-27-2006, 09:44 PM
Anna Karenina de Tolstoi
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Vronsky! :mad: such a bastard! :mad:

thiaela
10-29-2006, 11:05 PM
The Grass Harp before that Anna Karenina

BelgianWaffle
10-30-2006, 01:50 PM
Kate Mosse ( :lol: ) Labyrinth

http://mdbenoit.com/blog/mosse.jpg

Haven't gotten very far with it, but up until now I like it.

knight_ley
10-30-2006, 01:57 PM
BETWEEN THE BRIDGE AND THE RIVER by Craig Ferguson :yeah:

kunal
10-31-2006, 08:59 AM
robert ludlum: tristaín betrayal...or something like that

BelgianWaffle
11-12-2006, 03:27 PM
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n19/n95015.jpg

Finished this 950 page book in three days :help: and after "the shadow of the wind" the only book I read this year that I would consider recommending to anyone. :yeah:

Summary and reviews:
http://www.reviewsofbooks.com/crimson_petal/

wally1
11-12-2006, 07:32 PM
Kate Mosse ( :lol: ) Labyrinth

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Haven't gotten very far with it, but up until now I like it.I read that fairly recently, was OK if a bit trashy I thought! But it did inspire me to visit Carcassonne when I was in France a while ago. Just finished The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien which was excellent.

psichogaucho
11-12-2006, 09:11 PM
"Il Gattopardo" by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

fadou
11-13-2006, 01:18 PM
i finished to read pride and prejudice of jane austin (french version but i will try the original version, to improve my english)

currently, i read franny and zooey of salinger (so boring but i will try to finish because i don't know what salinger want to show about them, i have 80 pages to read...)

i red some parts of "pains of the world" , an interesting shopenhauer book...

Purple Rainbow
11-13-2006, 01:45 PM
The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk.

shotgun
11-13-2006, 01:55 PM
http://trashotron.com/agony/images/palahniuk-survivor.jpg

Deea
11-13-2006, 03:11 PM
The Adolescent - Dostoievski :worship: :worship:

flipboi69
11-13-2006, 03:17 PM
I just finished reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown..
It was an amazing book.
The adventures that the main character goes on are such a rush!!
I'm currently just finishing The DaVinci Code..
I know many people hate it, but it's just FICTION and it's a good story line..
I like it..

Warrior
11-13-2006, 10:14 PM
I just finished reading Angels and Demons by Dan Brown..
It was an amazing book.
The adventures that the main character goes on are such a rush!!
I'm currently just finishing The DaVinci Code..
I know many people hate it, but it's just FICTION and it's a good story line..
I like it..

I read all of the Dan Brown's books. His books were the last fiction literature I read. Overall, I had a great time reading his books. Angles & Demons is his second best book, after Digital Fortress. The DaVinci Code was good, but it's somewhat overrated, though. Reading 700+ pages Deception Point was very tedious experience.

NicoFan
11-13-2006, 10:27 PM
I just finished Paul Auster's The Brooklyn Follies. Excellent. Also loved his New York Trilogy. :yeah:

Just about to start Rushdie's Shalimar The Clown.

Naranoc
11-13-2006, 10:55 PM
The customary list of school books I have to labour through:

- Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest
- The Theory of Knowledge
- The French Revolution

:bolt:

so I can only afford to read one of my own books now:

- A Clash of Kings: George R.R. Martin

Awesome books by a fantastic writer :yeah:

TMJordan
11-13-2006, 11:03 PM
who the hell actually reads books(outside of being forced to at school)

angela
11-14-2006, 01:54 PM
who the hell actually reads books(outside of being forced to at school)

:p

flipboi69
11-14-2006, 03:10 PM
I read all of the Dan Brown's books. His books were the last fiction literature I read. Overall, I had a great time reading his books. Angles & Demons is his second best book, after Digital Fortress. The DaVinci Code was good, but it's somewhat overrated, though. Reading 700+ pages Deception Point was very tedious experience.

Yeah... I just finished reading all of his books now..
Digital Fortress would be my second favourite... I think it could be made into a movie.. It was so good!
Angels & Demons has to be my overall favourite. It was an awesome storyline and not once kept me bored. Deception Point was okay.. The first 550 pages basically had me bored the whole time.. But then after it started to get good.
Yeah you're right The DaVinci Code was overrated.. The name is so misleading though. He didn't really have a point in the movie because the code was just written on the paintings and stuff. But i guess it kind of did because of the fictional stuff dan brown wrote about with the last supper painting.

Washa Koroleva
11-14-2006, 03:47 PM
I'm going through The Origin Of Species by Darwin. I've read parts of it before in German but now I'm doing it in English for college. It's a great training to understand the language of science in English. :)

katjake
11-15-2006, 07:20 PM
who the hell actually reads books(outside of being forced to at school)

I read books...and I don`t see nothing to be suprised at.

psichogaucho
11-15-2006, 08:46 PM
who the hell actually reads books(outside of being forced to at school)

regular human beings

~EMiLiTA~
11-16-2006, 06:21 AM
i've just started reading a book called Holy Cow! It's about this lady's experiences in India...really funny

Purple Rainbow
11-16-2006, 07:02 PM
who the hell actually reads books(outside of being forced to at school)

Among the more stupid posts of 2006...

TMJordan
11-17-2006, 12:26 AM
:haha: books

Richard_from_Cal
11-17-2006, 01:51 AM
I read all of the Dan Brown's books. His books were the last fiction literature I read. Overall, I had a great time reading his books. Angles & Demons is his second best book, after Digital Fortress. The DaVinci Code was good, but it's somewhat overrated, though. Reading 700+ pages Deception Point was very tedious experience.I'm currently reading: REJECTING The Da Vinci Code, ...by a Catholic Committee.

I read Digital Fortress, though, and have to admit that Mr. Brown can tell a story...

Adler
11-18-2006, 06:46 PM
recently:
Eustachy Rylski "Warunek"
Zbigniew Mentzel "Wszystkie języki świata"
now:
Jurij Andruchowycz "Dwanaście kręgów"

+alonso
11-18-2006, 10:31 PM
La dama de las camelias by Alexandre Dumas. just 'cause of school :p

angela
11-18-2006, 11:04 PM
La dama de las camelias by Alexandre Dumas. just 'cause of school :p
But this book is nice. :)

flipboi69
11-21-2006, 03:07 PM
I'm currently reading: REJECTING The Da Vinci Code, ...by a Catholic Committee.

I read Digital Fortress, though, and have to admit that Mr. Brown can tell a story...

The REJECTING The Da Vinci Code... What is it about???

Joyce_23
11-21-2006, 08:48 PM
I'm reading all kinds of lovely stuff related to my Master thesis...:banghead:
I'm also reading a series of books by George R.R. Martin called A Song of Ice and Fire, love those books. I should really read something deeper but with all the studybooks a little fantasy is a nice change.

ZombieCookies
11-21-2006, 09:11 PM
"Vanity Fair" By William Makepeace Thackeray

Washa Koroleva
11-21-2006, 10:05 PM
who the hell actually reads books(outside of being forced to at school)

:eek:

R.Federer
11-21-2006, 10:24 PM
Freakonomics, Steve Levitt

jozidozi
11-22-2006, 05:36 AM
Letters on Life (previously published as The Poet's Guide to Life) by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated from German). One of the best books I've read in a long time.

maltose
11-22-2006, 05:35 PM
Man, I love Rainer Maria Rilke, I just wish my German were better.

I'm reading Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov. I love it. I'm also reading Tess of the D'Ubervilles for class and wish to gouge out my eyes.

Naranoc
11-22-2006, 05:43 PM
I'm also reading Tess of the D'Ubervilles for class and wish to gouge out my eyes.

Can I join you ? I'm very tempted to gouge mine out too, now having to read it for my English class.

TMJordan
11-22-2006, 06:00 PM
how many times do I have to say this:

:haha: books

Breakdown
11-22-2006, 07:02 PM
Apt pupil - Stephen King:devil:

merce
11-22-2006, 07:17 PM
I'm about to start reading 'The Phantom of Manhattan' :)

Richard_from_Cal
11-22-2006, 10:13 PM
The REJECTING The Da Vinci Code... What is it about???Apologetics: the defense of the faith.

I walked out of The DaVinci Code, about 7/8ths of the way through the film. I don't always go to confession, or the altar...although I know I should...but this film really insulted me. It insulted my faith, my intelligence...and I have read both scientific and religious books. {...and, because of The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown's book: Digital Fortress.}

The short answer would be to say that it's about 112 pages, and written by a committee (apparently.)

celia
11-24-2006, 05:30 PM
"Three continents" by Ruth Prawala

lau
11-24-2006, 07:02 PM
I`m finishing re-reading Julio Cortazar´s short stories and looking forward put my hands on the 2 volumes of John Cheever´s short stories in my nigh table. :)

GlennMirnyi
11-24-2006, 08:05 PM
Starting today:
Burmese Days - George Orwell

BelgianWaffle
11-25-2006, 01:13 PM
Busy reading John Grisham - The last juror.

Socket
11-25-2006, 07:36 PM
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Known World by Edward P. Jones

Marine
11-25-2006, 07:58 PM
Guillaume Musso:
Et après
Sauve-moi
Seras-tu là ?

Death, surnatural, love and suspense... I loved the 3 books. Very easy to read.

Pfloyd
11-25-2006, 08:13 PM
If I were to recommend various books, they would be:

The Science of Good and Evil, by Michael Shermer

The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton

1984, by George Orwell

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

State of Fear, by Michael Crichton

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't read Maps, by Allan and Barbara Pease

In a Demon Haunted World, by Carl Sagan

Truth Knowledge and Bullshit: How to Tell the Diffrence, by Bernard Patten

uglyamerican
11-25-2006, 08:13 PM
The Tin Drum by 1999 Nobel Laureate Günter Grass.
By the way, this week the winner of 2006 will be announced. I am really excited, will the eternal favorites Roth or Updike finally get it, or is there going to be a surprise like two years ago...?

I like all three of the guys you've mentioned. My favorite fiction writer (at this moment) is Panos Karnezis. I recomend either of his books, The Maze or Little Infamies. Karnezis is good for those who like Italo Calvino or Joseph Heller.

uglyamerican
11-25-2006, 08:17 PM
http://trashotron.com/agony/images/palahniuk-survivor.jpg

Oooh. That's the best Palahniuk book. So says I.

+alonso
11-26-2006, 03:22 PM
La dama de las camelias by Alexandre Dumas. just 'cause of school :p

I enede up crying 'cause of this book, What a love story :lol: Besides I was kind of stressed thanks to school, so I was very emotional :p

I totally loved the book

NicoFan
11-26-2006, 10:39 PM
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Known World by Edward P. Jones

I loved The Lovely Bones. Very sad, but good.

I just finished Native Girl by Carl Hiassen - most excellent. :yeah: Hiassen's stories are always set in Florida and usually are about how the environment is being screwed over - but in a very funny way. This time he also takes on telemarketers. :lol:

Next up: The Thirteenth Tale.

NicoFan
11-26-2006, 10:40 PM
I enede up crying 'cause of this book, What a love story :lol: Besides I was kind of stressed thanks to school, so I was very emotional :p

I totally loved the book

I never read it - but I love his other books so I'll read it. Plus I love books that make me cry so thanks for the recommendation Alonso. :yeah:

flipboi69
11-28-2006, 03:13 PM
Apologetics: the defense of the faith.

I walked out of The DaVinci Code, about 7/8ths of the way through the film. I don't always go to confession, or the altar...although I know I should...but this film really insulted me. It insulted my faith, my intelligence...and I have read both scientific and religious books. {...and, because of The DaVinci Code, Dan Brown's book: Digital Fortress.}

The short answer would be to say that it's about 112 pages, and written by a committee (apparently.)

oh....
well i had to walk out of the movie because it screwed up right when they were about to talk about the holy grail..:confused:
so yeah, that was odd.
and about the film, it really is insulting to the catholic religion. But I just liked to read the book because I knew it was FICTIONAL. As for Digital Fortress... Amazing book, I couldn't put it down!

cmurray
11-28-2006, 06:46 PM
The DaVinci code is a good story, but I'm a history buff, and it is historically pretty inaccurate. It was entertaining, though.


What I've read recently

-freakonomics, which is a truly fascinating book.
-The Time Traveller's Wife
-Kindred
-The Name of the Rose
-Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
-1776

I read a lot, so there are others, but some of them are just romance novels (which are good when you want a light entertaining read) and aren't worth mentioning.

Suzi
11-28-2006, 07:22 PM
Global Airlines - P.Hanlon
Business of Tourism - JC Holloway
Managing Airports - A-Graham

_______

yes they are thrilling reads :haha:

Richard_from_Cal
11-29-2006, 02:28 AM
If I were to recommend various books, they would be:

The Science of Good and Evil, by Michael Shermer

The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton

1984, by George Orwell

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson

State of Fear, by Michael Crichton

Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't read Maps, by Allan and Barbara Pease

In a Demon Haunted World, by Carl Sagan

Truth Knowledge and Bullshit: How to Tell the Diffrence, by Bernard Patten
I just finished the Los Angeles Times's review of Mr. Crichton's latest: Next, so I'm curious...whattaya have to say about State of Fear?

Ome
11-29-2006, 05:59 AM
Besides 'Histology of Cells: Basic Cells and Tissues' :spit: . . .

I'm reading "Je voudrais que quelqu'un attende quelque part" by Anna Gavalda

psichogaucho
11-29-2006, 03:18 PM
Kosmos, by Witold Gombrowicz (thanks, Nathii :hug: )

freesbee
11-30-2006, 08:29 PM
Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. This one is his debut, and I love it so far (I have read about 100 pages now), and I have to add that I had very high expectations after reading "Extremely loud and Incredibly close".

Naranoc
11-30-2006, 08:32 PM
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

TMJordan
11-30-2006, 08:52 PM
:haha:

atheneglaukopis
12-01-2006, 06:34 AM
-freakonomics, which is a truly fascinating book.
-The Time Traveller's Wife
-Kindred
-The Name of the Rose
-Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
-1776Of those I've read Freakonomics and The Name of the Rose, both of which I enjoyed (except for the ending of the latter)--oddly enough, I got them as gifts from the same person--and I keep meaning to read 1776. I've read enough of ES&L in the bookstore and enough reviews to know I don't want to read it. Which leads me to ask, does your version actually have the serial comma in the title?

Eden
12-10-2006, 12:50 PM
Peter James

Looking good dead

Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement, to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own - including his missing wife - to contend with. And from that moment, the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality - and a grisly attraction. Kellie and Tom's deaths have already been posted on the internet. You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead.

Suzi
12-10-2006, 12:58 PM
Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones

sigmagirl91
12-10-2006, 12:59 PM
I am burnt out on reading, but the last book I read was "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

cobalt60
12-10-2006, 01:05 PM
I have just started reading The Kill Artist; the first in a spy thriller series by Daniel Silva. Written incredibly well.

Naranoc
12-10-2006, 04:04 PM
I am burnt out on reading, but the last book I read was "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

Read that too, but for school :yeah:

almouchie
12-10-2006, 04:13 PM
i have compiled all those books that have been recommended by those posting
it totals to 79 books, give or take 1 or 2
i am planning on going to the bookstore 2mrw, buy 1 or 2 books
probably will get digital fortress, wuthering heigts, catcher in the ryhe

Clara Bow
12-10-2006, 04:41 PM
Madame Tussaud: A Life In Wax by Kate Berridge - this is a lot more interesting than it may seem it would be.
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman - this is a re-read of one of my favorite books. I wish that more authors would write about WWI- but sheesh, it has been slim pickings. If anyone has any good recommendations for books about WWI, please post them. :)
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris- this is re-read as well for book club. We're taking it easy this month.

sigmagirl91
12-10-2006, 06:06 PM
Read that too, but for school :yeah:

I plan to buy it for my "library."

cmurray
12-10-2006, 06:36 PM
Of those I've read Freakonomics and The Name of the Rose, both of which I enjoyed (except for the ending of the latter)--oddly enough, I got them as gifts from the same person--and I keep meaning to read 1776. I've read enough of ES&L in the bookstore and enough reviews to know I don't want to read it. Which leads me to ask, does your version actually have the serial comma in the title?

Yeah. ES&L is REALLY pretentious. It's kind of funny in a really highbrow snotty proper British kind of way. I got it from the library. 1776 is an excellent read but only if you read it in small chunks. McCullough is a good writer, but there is only so much of George Washington I can handle at a time. His book on John Adams was pretty good too - but you have to really enjoy history.

I've also just read a book called "Smashed" by Koren Zailckas. It's pretty disturbing - about teenaged drinking (autobiographical).

psichogaucho
12-10-2006, 07:24 PM
"Bliss" by Katherine Mansfield
"My brother's keeper" by Stanislaus Joyce

viktor06
12-10-2006, 07:24 PM
Kurt Vonnegut - Welcome to the monkey house, almost finished

cobalt60
12-10-2006, 07:26 PM
Madame Tussaud: A Life In Wax by Kate Berridge - this is a lot more interesting than it may seem it would be.
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman - this is a re-read of one of my favorite books. I wish that more authors would write about WWI- but sheesh, it has been slim pickings. If anyone has any good recommendations for books about WWI, please post them. :)
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris- this is re-read as well for book club. We're taking it easy this month.

Are you interested in mysteries at all in a historical setting? Anne Perry has a WWI series- 3 published and 2 more to come next year. If you google her, you can find out more info.

Clara Bow
12-10-2006, 07:37 PM
Are you interested in mysteries at all in a historical setting? Anne Perry has a WWI series- 3 published and 2 more to come next year. If you google her, you can find out more info.

Thank you. :hug: I do like historical mystery series (I just finished the Maisie Dobbs series which although set @ 1930 has a big connection to WWI). I will be sure to check out your recomendation.

cobalt60
12-10-2006, 07:42 PM
Thank you. :hug: I do like historical mystery series (I just finished the Maisie Dobbs series which although set @ 1930 has a big connection to WWI). I will be sure to check out your recomendation.

:banana: I just finished reading the first 2 Maisie Dobbs. Loved them. Now onto the spy novel quoted above for a change of pace.

erica
12-10-2006, 07:57 PM
"Lang" by Kjell Westö.. I have to have it read for class tomorrow, just 80 pages to go! :rolleyes:

soraya
12-10-2006, 09:06 PM
My latest is the Kite Runner by khaled hosseini - looking forward to the holiday break to read, Daughter of fortune by Isabel Allende

Pfloyd
12-11-2006, 05:39 PM
I'm currently readin Michael Crichton "Next". I'm close to half way, and I'll say it's a dissapointment.

I love Crichton, he is a phenomneal author, but this book itn't. It has way too many subplots and character. Also, he is becoming more of a teacher than a novel writer. I liked his last book, state of fear, because it was unique. "Next" just follows with state if fears "teacher-ish style". One unique book is enough, but don't go changing yor style like that. Go back to writing fun novel's man....

lau
12-12-2006, 10:51 PM
I`m finishing re-reading Julio Cortazar´s short stories and looking forward put my hands on the 2 volumes of John Cheever´s short stories in my nigh table. :)
I got tired of short stories and finally decided to start a novel I´m reading "The sportswriter", by Richard Ford. 50 pages and I love it. If I feel the same about it 346 pages later I think I´ll read the whole trilogy during my holidays ("Independence day" and "The Lay of the Land "). :)

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Saturday by Ian McEwan
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
Did you enjoy it? I couldn´t stop reading it after the first 20 pages. I wouldn´t say I loved it, but it really trapped me. And the investigation and descriptions McEwan did about neurology and anatomy are excellent :)

NyGeL
12-12-2006, 10:58 PM
"Art of Love" - Erich Fromm

zine56
12-12-2006, 11:04 PM
"CABALLO DE TROYA 6 - HERMON " ("Trojan Horse 6")
J.J. Benitez

i'm reading again the conversation between the time travelers and Jesus :lol:

Washa Koroleva
12-13-2006, 12:56 AM
The Alchemist :inlove:
It's beautiful... I can just read it over and over again.

refero*fervens
12-13-2006, 04:40 AM
I know someone who absolutely loves The Alchemist.

As for me, I just finished reading Jane Eyre :awww:. *sigh* :inlove:

NyGeL
12-13-2006, 12:20 PM
The Alchemist is a nice one, but reading more than one of his books might want you to commit suicide T_T

All Coelho's books are kind the same stuff. Just go to the psychoanalyst :p

angela
12-13-2006, 01:01 PM
The Alchemist is beautiful and interesting I read it 5 times.

angela
12-13-2006, 01:02 PM
"CABALLO DE TROYA 6 - HERMON " ("Trojan Horse 6")
J.J. Benitez

i'm reading again the conversation between the time travelers and Jesus :lol:
yo lei el 1,2 y 3 pero los demás no he podido espero que sean tan buenos como los tres primeros :)

zine56
12-13-2006, 01:14 PM
yo lei el 1,2 y 3 pero los demás no he podido espero que sean tan buenos como los tres primeros :)

even better http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r189/zine56/TFR9D.gif, but as always , one can skip 30% of the book filled with architectural and historical details http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r189/zine56/TFR1CA.gif

Castafiore
12-13-2006, 01:15 PM
I just finished reading Tom Lanoye's Het Derde Huwelijk (the third marriage) and currently, I'm reading Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole series. :)

I usually have a few comic books as well around the house.
At the moment:
- The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday book
- Guust Flater (Gaston Lagaffe) n°6
- Jérôme K. Jérôme

HybridTheory
12-13-2006, 10:25 PM
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, it's very good .

NicoFan
12-13-2006, 10:37 PM
Madame Tussaud: A Life In Wax by Kate Berridge - this is a lot more interesting than it may seem it would be.
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman - this is a re-read of one of my favorite books. I wish that more authors would write about WWI- but sheesh, it has been slim pickings. If anyone has any good recommendations for books about WWI, please post them. :)
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris- this is re-read as well for book club. We're taking it easy this month.



I took a course for my Master's in English Lit in WWI lit - there's actually far more literature written with WWI as a backdrop than with WWII.

The Return of the Soldier - Rebecca West
Soldiers' Pay - William Faulkner
Jacob's Room - Virginia Woolf (really anything by Woolf because she was a modernist which partly came out of the angst over WWI).
Parade's End - Ford Madox Ford
Regeneration - Pat Barker - which fictionalizes the life of Siegfried Sassoon who was an important WWI poet.
The Missing of the Somme - which is non-fiction but reads like fiction. Excellent book - satirizes people who talk about how "horrible" war is - it becomes cliche after awhile. But interesting with excellent photos. And to be honest, in some sections, even though I knew he was satirizing, it was so horrid that I found myself moved by what he was writing.
Johnny Got his Gun - can't remember the author - I can't say that the writing is great, but Metallica made the great video based on the story. :lol:
In Parenthesis - David Jones - I hated this book, and you may hate me if you decide to read it for mentioning it. :lol: But others loved it. It just did nothing for me - and difficult difficult difficult to read.

If you like poetry, Sassoon of course. And The Poet of WWI - Wilfred Owen - one of his poems actually became a poem that Vietnam War protestors used. Its excellent - I'll try to find it and post it.

I think of all the books, you'd like Regeneration the best. But everyone has their own favorites, so maybe not. :)

Hiromiku
12-27-2006, 08:10 PM
I just finished "Le Papillon des etoiles" by Bernard Werber. Good book although he steals lots of ideas from his other books...
Now I'm reading Haruki Murakami's "Kafka on the shore", pretty weird but decent stuff.

Hiromiku
12-27-2006, 08:11 PM
The Alchemist is a nice one, but reading more than one of his books might want you to commit suicide T_T

All Coelho's books are kind the same stuff. Just go to the psychoanalyst :p

I'm planning to read that book after I finish "Kafka on the shore" as my father's going to meet Paulo Coehlo in January and I'd like to write a letter to him:)

Clara Bow
12-27-2006, 11:25 PM
Nico Fan, thanks for all of the recommendations. Regeneration and The Missing of the Somme in particular sound interesting.

Johnny Got his Gun - can't remember the author - I can't say that the writing is great, but Metallica made the great video based on the story.

I read that in high school and it stuck with me - although I haven't read it since because, as you know- it isn't a cheery book in the least. I acutally liked the writing at the time. ;) It was written by Dalton Trumbo. He was also a screenwriter (Roman Holiday, Spartacus and Papillion and others) who was part of the Hollywood Ten during the McCarthy Era and was blacklisted.

Currently reading:
The Law of Dreams by Peter Behrens. Very enjoyable read (imo) about a teenager's travels from Ireland through England and Wales and then Canada during the time of the Potato Famine.
George Harrison by Adam Clayson. Part of the Beatles Box bio series by Clayson. A reread as a result of getting The Beatles Love CD for Christmas.

cobalt60
12-27-2006, 11:44 PM
Fluff ie HP and Order of the Phoenix. I tried reading it when it first came out and I have to admit that halfway through I couldn't stand it anymore. Such Blashemy;) But having watched the 4th movie this weekend with the family and feline guest, I decided to have another go. So far so good. I still rather listen to it on audio though. Much more entertaining.

napki
12-28-2006, 12:37 AM
Fluff ie HP and Order of the Phoenix. I tried reading it when it first came out and I have to admit that halfway through I couldn't stand it anymore. Such Blashemy;) But having watched the 4th movie this weekend with the family and feline guest, I decided to have another go. So far so good. I still rather listen to it on audio though. Much more entertaining.

I was spoiled by those audiobooks :o just finished listening to the 6th one btw. I didn't even know the 4th movie is out already, i was so disappointed by the re-watch of the first 2 (after listening to the book) that i lost all interest in those movies...

Pfloyd
12-28-2006, 01:10 AM
I'm currently reading Levitt's "Freakonomics".

It is quite an interesting read.

cmurray
12-28-2006, 01:48 AM
I'm currently reading Levitt's "Freakonomics".

It is quite an interesting read.

I LOVE that book. it really kept my interest, which is impressive considering it's written by an economist. I especially liked the information on the sumo wrestlers and realtors.

mtw
12-28-2006, 09:50 AM
Internal medicine by Szczeklik

Sean.J.S.
12-28-2006, 10:08 AM
Well I don't read much these days. Partly because I don't have time to (because I spend too much time on MTF :o and also because I don't really enjoy it.

Anyway a couple of months ago in school we had to read this book called "The Giver" by "Lois Lowry". We had to write an essay on it. The book was ok. It was really weird. It was about a boy who lived in a world where there was no colour, no happiness, no love and no pain. They took tablets to stop love. Also old people get put in a different place altogether and they get euthanised. Anyway the main character called Jonas is elected the Receiver of Memories because all memories of the past are stored in The Giver because for some weird reason they don't want people to know the past but they want to have knowledge of it when they need it. Anyway The Giver (who is actually a person who is very old) gives the memories to Jonas and Jonas learns about the past and realises what he is missing out on. He sets off to go to "Elsewhere" which is anywhere outside the society (in other words there is colour, love, music etc.) and the ending doesn't really make sense. Either he dies or he makes to Elsewhere. It doesn't really say ...

Anyway I'm sure you really enjoyed (not) reading about my book. Sorry to bore you :lol:

adee-gee
12-28-2006, 10:20 AM
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis (lead singer from the Chili Peppers).

Very interesting autobiography so far, only read a couple of chapters but it's really good.

silly kitty
12-28-2006, 11:03 AM
http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/0007232160.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V51928445_.jpg

Griet, the young daughter of a tilemaker in seventeenth century Holland, obtains her first job, as a servant in Vermeer's household. Tracy Chevalier shows us, through Griet's eyes, the complicated family, the society of the small town of Delft, and life with an obsessive genius. Griet loves being drawn into his artistic life, and leaving her former drudgery, but the cost to her own survival may be high.
J read it and watched film...Nice book...:)
J am reading now Igra andjela-Ljiljana Habjanovic Djurovic

CooCooCachoo
12-28-2006, 11:31 AM
Lynne Truss - Eats, Shoots and Leaves

http://www.profilebooks.co.uk/images/titles/t325.jpg

Hip-And-Happenin
12-28-2006, 12:20 PM
Lynne Truss - Eats, Shoots and Leaves

http://www.profilebooks.co.uk/images/titles/t325.jpg

I hated that book. :o
I am currently reading "Past Mortem" by Ben Elton.

CooCooCachoo
12-28-2006, 12:42 PM
I hated that book. :o
I am currently reading "Past Mortem" by Ben Elton.

It's funny :shrug:

I guess you are not a stickler :lol:

I liked Dead Famous by Ben Elton. Read it this summer in Paris.

Regenbogen
12-29-2006, 10:37 PM
I'm reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Washa Koroleva
12-30-2006, 07:50 AM
The Alchemist is a nice one, but reading more than one of his books might want you to commit suicide T_T

All Coelho's books are kind the same stuff. Just go to the psychoanalyst :p

:haha: Why commit suicide?
I've only read that one book by him.

meninosantos
01-17-2007, 07:12 PM
Lusiadas - Luis de Camões ( portuguese 16 century) 9th grade...I HATE IT :fiery:

jazar
01-17-2007, 07:54 PM
i currently read 'Queen: The Complete Guide to their Music'.
a great book about all the songs of the greatest band of all time

simpletennis
01-17-2007, 10:14 PM
i'm reading the adventures of huckleberry finn for school right now

marti_228
01-18-2007, 03:58 AM
I'm reading 'Memorias de mis putas tristes' by Garcia Marquez. I'll finish tomorrow because there's only one chapter left.

celia
01-18-2007, 05:02 AM
a million little pieces -- the James Frey book. i need to see for myself what all the fuss was about.

just finished re-reading Bel Canto. one of the best books ever written. ever.

artlinkletter
01-18-2007, 05:05 AM
http://www.longitudebooks.com/images/book_large/RUS18.jpg
I'm trying to squeeze in reading it in between my lecture readings, but I've been neglecting it.

almouchie
01-18-2007, 09:52 AM
EL Zahir by Paolo Coelho, just about to finish it,

what about Bel Canto, who is ithe author, is it in english?

clandis
01-18-2007, 10:10 AM
Just read two good novels. One is The Return of the Player by Michael Tolkin. The other is Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh. Both were quite good.

sigmagirl91
01-18-2007, 10:38 AM
For my students, I'm re-reading Lord of the Flies, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Animal Farm. For myself, I'm reading The Things They Carried.

Washa Koroleva
01-18-2007, 11:50 AM
For my students, I'm re-reading Lord of the Flies, To Kill A Mockingbird, and Animal Farm. For myself, I'm reading The Things They Carried.

What's The Things They Carried like, Tiff? I got it at home but didn't start reading it yet.

sigmagirl91
01-18-2007, 10:52 PM
What's The Things They Carried like, Tiff? I got it at home but didn't start reading it yet.


This book is written vignette-style. It's fiction, of course, and the stories center on the experiences of soldiers who are fighting the Vietnam War.

celia
01-19-2007, 02:21 AM
EL Zahir by Paolo Coelho, just about to finish it,

what about Bel Canto, who is ithe author, is it in english?

Bel Canto (Paperback) by Ann Patchett. (you can get cheap copies on amazon.com because it's been out for a few years. i will personally refund u if u don't like this book. it is like nothing u have ever read before.

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:46 AM
The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman - this is a re-read of one of my favorite books. I wish that more authors would write about WWI- but sheesh, it has been slim pickings. If anyone has any good recommendations for books about WWI, please post them. :)


I recomend Panos Karnezis's The Maze. It's actually set in the Greco-Turkish war just after WWI. If you're interested in the Balkan action in WWI, this would be good for ya.

(I just realized, I've recommended this twice, now)

I think there will be a spike in interest in WWI, as the last few veterans die, and as the 100th aniversary approaches.

There are currently 46 verified WWI veterans still alive.

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:49 AM
i'm reading the adventures of huckleberry finn for school right now

Tell me what you think. Some people have strong reactions to it.

uglyamerican
01-19-2007, 02:50 AM
I'm reading Winston Churchill's volume on WWI. It's a bit dry and very British, but the war hasn't started, yet, so I hope it will pick up.

KC13
01-19-2007, 02:21 PM
Susan Sloan

Guilt by Association

Date-**** didn't exist in 1962. But thirty years after Karen Kern's life fell apart on a cold New York night, her nemesis returns, hogging the limelight on prime time TV. Bob, the ex-Harvard man with the fatal charm, is now Senator Willmont, riding high in the polls and running for President. But this is no longer 1962, and times have changed ...

that is a good one,liked it a lot

BelgianWaffle
01-21-2007, 04:26 PM
currently, I'm reading Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole series. :)
Hehe I loved those books!!

Starting to read The Apple this week (I totally LOVED his other novel "the crimson petal and the white") and also a book by Nicci Gerard. :)
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/c3/c16698.jpg
http://www.nnbh.com/base/57/images/9022543757.jpg

wally1
01-21-2007, 10:00 PM
What's The Things They Carried like, Tiff? I got it at home but didn't start reading it yet.That's an excellent book, well worth reading.

wenty
01-23-2007, 05:12 AM
I'm reading "The Afghan" by Frederick Forsyth

El Legenda
01-23-2007, 05:19 AM
Planning and Control of Land Development Cases and Materials

law book :mad: 1000 pages all text, no pictures :sad:

Also reading "The World Economy"

Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization

Human Antiquity

and Social Reseach: An Evolving Process

:tears: this semester is terrible...when will i find time to drink :p

soraya
01-30-2007, 06:28 AM
I'm reading 'Memorias de mis putas tristes' by Garcia Marquez. I'll finish tomorrow because there's only one chapter left.


Love Garcia Marquez.

ZaZaGook
01-30-2007, 10:47 AM
The Wisdom of Confucius

myrt
01-30-2007, 10:26 PM
Just finished "The Other Boleyn Girl" . Great read for anyone who enjoys Tudor England and Henry viii . It makes me want to read more of Philippa Gregory. Thanks for all the book ideas...love to read when I can, esp. when there's a lull in tennis action.

Jlee
01-30-2007, 11:10 PM
Just finished Don Quixote for a class. It was...long. Next up is The Odyssey.

Ashie_87
01-30-2007, 11:16 PM
Just finished "The Other Boleyn Girl" . Great read for anyone who enjoys Tudor England and Henry viii . It makes me want to read more of Philippa Gregory. Thanks for all the book ideas...love to read when I can, esp. when there's a lull in tennis action.

The Other Boleyn Girl is awesome. Another good Philippa Gregory one is The Constant Princess:)

sigmagirl91
02-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Just finished Don Quixote for a class. It was...long. Next up is The Odyssey.


I will teach The Odyssey in March to my freshmen. Good choice!

sigmagirl91
02-01-2007, 09:07 PM
Tell me what you think. Some people have strong reactions to it.

My reaction? It's not the language; I just don't care for it.

oz_boz
02-02-2007, 11:01 AM
The curious incident with the dog at night time, by Mark Haddon.

Just finished Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was fantastic.

sigmagirl91
02-03-2007, 03:01 AM
Have 28 pages to go to finish The Things They Carried. Should finish tomorrow.

psichogaucho
02-04-2007, 08:51 PM
"La ciudad y los perros" ("the city and the dogs", could be?) by Mario Vargas Llosa

KC13
02-04-2007, 09:26 PM
The hunt club--John Lescroart

Richard_from_Cal
02-05-2007, 12:32 AM
Have 28 pages to go to finish The Things They Carried. Should finish tomorrow.
...Your reaction to that one, please? {I re-read Going After Cacciato.}

Personally, I'm reading Skywriting by word of mouth, by John Lennon; AIDS in America, by Susan Hunter; and Here comes the sun: the spiritual and musical journey of George Harrison, by Joshua Greene.

Bremen
02-05-2007, 12:42 AM
Currently I'm reading The Year's Best Science Fiction - Edited by Gardner Dozois 2006 edition. This is a great annual collection...I've been reading it every year for a while now.

sigmagirl91
02-05-2007, 01:37 AM
...Your reaction to that one, please? {I re-read Going After Cacciato.}

Personally, I'm reading Skywriting by word of mouth, by John Lennon; AIDS in America, by Susan Hunter; and Here comes the sun: the spiritual and musical journey of George Harrison, by Joshua Greene.

I answered your pm.

Jlee
02-05-2007, 02:48 AM
I will teach The Odyssey in March to my freshmen. Good choice!

I'm glad to hear that. :)

It was out at the library so I read Lord of the Flies this time instead. Hopefully it will be in when I go tomorrow.

sigmagirl91
02-05-2007, 10:28 AM
I'm glad to hear that. :)

It was out at the library so I read Lord of the Flies this time instead. Hopefully it will be in when I go tomorrow.

Lord of the Flies was part of the freshmen's summer reading (along with To Kill A Mockingbird), and they just finished reading and discussing both books-and are having a test on them maybe tomorrow if they have school. I said I was going to re-read Lord of the Flies, but I haven't had the time. I've been planning units and lessons.

Jlee
02-06-2007, 12:44 AM
Lord of the Flies was part of the freshmen's summer reading (along with To Kill A Mockingbird), and they just finished reading and discussing both books-and are having a test on them maybe tomorrow if they have school. I said I was going to re-read Lord of the Flies, but I haven't had the time. I've been planning units and lessons.

That's cool. I've read To Kill A Mockingbird as well. I flew right through Lord of the Flies, so it might not take you that look to get through again. (Of course, that was right after I FINALLY finished Don Quixote, so that might explain it. :lol:) It was an interesting, kind of a disturbing look at human nature!

Dang it, The Odyssey was out again! I got All the King's Men instead. I saw, but didn't completely understand, most of the movie. The book is much better so far.

Angle Queen
02-06-2007, 01:04 AM
Nimitz Class by Patrick Robinson

An interesting, if not predictable, light military novel about the concept of a rogue nation "renting" a Russian sub....to blow up an American aircraft carrier. Yeah....riiiiight.

sigmagirl91
02-06-2007, 09:39 AM
That's cool. I've read To Kill A Mockingbird as well. I flew right through Lord of the Flies, so it might not take you that look to get through again. (Of course, that was right after I FINALLY finished Don Quixote, so that might explain it. :lol:) It was an interesting, kind of a disturbing look at human nature!

Dang it, The Odyssey was out again! I got All the King's Men instead. I saw, but didn't completely understand, most of the movie. The book is much better so far.

Because I knew I'd be teaching it, I bought The Odyssey...along with Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, and Romeo and Juliet.

Ashie_87
02-06-2007, 10:46 AM
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova....vampires and Vlad the Impaler. It's pretty good so far:yeah:

CooCooCachoo
02-06-2007, 11:37 AM
Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling - Rex B. Kline

:yawn:

Jlee
02-06-2007, 10:30 PM
Because I knew I'd be teaching it, I bought The Odyssey...along with Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, and Romeo and Juliet.

Great. :) I've heard that Animal Farm is good, but never got around to reading it.

Romeo and Juliet...freshman English class is coming back to me. :lol:

Naranoc
02-06-2007, 10:37 PM
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ptolemy's Gate - Jonathan Stroud
Language, Truth and Logic - A.J. Ayer

MissPovaFan
02-06-2007, 10:48 PM
Great. :) I've heard that Animal Farm is good, but never got around to reading it.

It's a superb book especially if you look deeper into the storyline. I guess it provides an "idiot's guide" type thing of the Russian Revolution. Really handy I found when gaining background knowledge. Saying that it's been about 10 years since I read it.

El Legenda
02-06-2007, 10:51 PM
Car and Driver
Sports Illustrated
:D

Jlee
02-06-2007, 11:06 PM
It's a superb book especially if you look deeper into the storyline. I guess it provides an "idiot's guide" type thing of the Russian Revolution. Really handy I found when gaining background knowledge. Saying that it's been about 10 years since I read it.

Sounds very interesting. I wish I had time to read all the books I want to!


Has anyone read 1984? I have to read it for my Brit Lit class.

MissPovaFan
02-06-2007, 11:15 PM
Sounds very interesting. I wish I had time to read all the books I want to!


Has anyone read 1984? I have to read it for my Brit Lit class.

Yeah well worth a read especially if you are interested in the Russian Rev.

1984? Yeah that takes me back a while though. I've read quite a number of Orwell's novels. In 1984 it seemed to me that Winston couldn't help himself going against his earlier ideals and principles and in the end simply couldn't help submitting to the very party he once hated. Quite a deep book but quite easy to understand.

Jlee
02-07-2007, 12:50 AM
Yeah well worth a read especially if you are interested in the Russian Rev.

1984? Yeah that takes me back a while though. I've read quite a number of Orwell's novels. In 1984 it seemed to me that Winston couldn't help himself going against his earlier ideals and principles and in the end simply couldn't help submitting to the very party he once hated. Quite a deep book but quite easy to understand.

I find those sorts of historical events very interesting usually...

Ohhh I can't wait to read it.

MissPovaFan
02-07-2007, 12:59 AM
I find those sorts of historical events very interesting usually...

Ohhh I can't wait to read it.

Yeah it is really political - sort of a totalitarian take but at the back of your mind you can feel Orwell bashing Communism again :)

sigmagirl91
02-07-2007, 09:52 AM
Great. :) I've heard that Animal Farm is good, but never got around to reading it.

Romeo and Juliet...freshman English class is coming back to me. :lol:

Yeah, I read both of these as a freshman in high school....so long ago.

These days, they have the sophomores read Animal Farm...and if it's an honors class, they have them read it and 1984 as part of a large unit.

Jlee
02-08-2007, 08:58 PM
Yeah it is really political - sort of a totalitarian take but at the back of your mind you can feel Orwell bashing Communism again :)

lol, sounds like a good one!

Yeah, I read both of these as a freshman in high school....so long ago.

These days, they have the sophomores read Animal Farm...and if it's an honors class, they have them read it and 1984 as part of a large unit.

That's a great class :D I love literature classes...

sigmagirl91
02-08-2007, 09:25 PM
That's a great class :D I love literature classes...

So do I.

Eden
02-08-2007, 09:34 PM
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova....vampires and Vlad the Impaler. It's pretty good so far:yeah:

If you like this kind of book I can highly recommend you Twilight from Stephenie Meyer :)

In the tradition of Anne Rice and YA titles such as Annette Curtis Klause's The Silver Kiss (1999) comes this heady romance that intertwines Bella Swan's life with that of Edward, an alluring and tormented vampire. Bella's life changes when she moves to perpetually rain-soaked Forks, Washington. She is instantly drawn to a fellow student, Edward Cullen, beautiful beyond belief and angrily aloof. Bella senses there is more behind Edward's hostility, and in a plot that slowly and frighteningly unfolds, she learns that Edward and his family are vampires--though they do not hunt humans. Yet Edward cannot promise that his powerful attraction to Bella won't put in her in danger, or worse. Recklessly in love, Bella wants only to be with Edward, but when a vicious, blood-lusting predator complicates her world, Bella's peril is brutally revealed.

Naranoc
02-08-2007, 09:36 PM
If you like this kind of book I can highly recommend you Twilight from Stephenie Meyer :)

As do I :yeah:

Eden
02-08-2007, 09:43 PM
As do I :yeah:

Have you read the serial New moon? I wait until the book is released in German, but I'm really looking forward to it.

Naranoc
02-09-2007, 01:25 AM
Have you read the serial New moon? I wait until the book is released in German, but I'm really looking forward to it.

Yep, read it a couple of months back :D. I thought it was great, but some people may not like it as much as Twilight, maybe because of the decreasing references to the vampires in general, and Edward.

Ashie_87
02-09-2007, 07:52 AM
If you like this kind of book I can highly recommend you Twilight from Stephenie Meyer :)

Awesome:D thanks for that

Washa Koroleva
02-09-2007, 04:12 PM
Language, Truth and Logic - A.J. Ayer

Is this for Philosophy? :p
I love this book because I don't like metaphysics at the moment and he shows exactly what's so annoying about it - that's my favourite part.
Great book :)

Washa Koroleva
02-09-2007, 04:13 PM
Jenni, did you read Sophie's World? :hearts:

Pfloyd
02-09-2007, 04:25 PM
If you want good books on logic, you should read:

Crimes Against Logic by Jamie Whyte (good, solid intro to logic)

Truth, Knowledge and Bullshit: How to Tell the Diffrence by Bernard M. Patten (this book changed my life)

Washa Koroleva
02-09-2007, 04:27 PM
Truth, Knowledge and Bullshit: How to Tell the Diffrence by Bernard M. Patten (this book changed my life)

In what way?

Naranoc
02-09-2007, 04:41 PM
Is this for Philosophy? :p
I love this book because I don't like metaphysics at the moment and he shows exactly what's so annoying about it - that's my favourite part.
Great book :)

Yeah, we had to choose a book to 'consolidate' our learning for the Epistemology module, and so far it's been pretty good so far :yeah:

Jenni, did you read Sophie's World? :hearts:

Yep!
It was the first Philosophy related book I read in preparation for my course, and what made me want to study it for 2 years :D. Though it probably sounds a bit superficial, the 'storyline' aspect of it was probably what made me choose to read it over the summer holiday :lol:

Washa Koroleva
02-09-2007, 04:57 PM
Yep!
It was the first Philosophy related book I read in preparation for my course, and what made me want to study it for 2 years :D. Though it probably sounds a bit superficial, the 'storyline' aspect of it was probably what made me choose to read it over the summer holiday :lol:

Did you read anything else by Jostein Gaarder? I highly recommend 'The Solitaire Mystery'. Incredible story :hearts:
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Washa Koroleva
02-09-2007, 04:59 PM
also good:

http://trashotron.com/agony/images/2005/05-news/02-28-05/mcewan-cement_garden.jpg

Pfloyd
02-09-2007, 06:00 PM
In what way?

The man teaches how to apply logic to real life beyond what normal people do in everyday things.

The author is so brilliant that he is able to take a statement, reveal inconsistencies within that stament and from there proceed to reveal many more lies said by the same person.

The man also reveals common scams, and how to be in the lookout for them among many, many other things.

Thanks to this book, I am able to better analyse and understand everyday concepts and themes and I am also better at knowing when people lie to me.

Just check it out one day, at best, it changes your life too, at worst you read a couple of pages, dislike it, and return it to the library.

Pfloyd
02-09-2007, 06:07 PM
Forgot to add this book, for all you philosphy readers:

Probably one of the most interesting, "mind adventure" books I've read is Michael Shermer's The Science of Good and Evil, which deals with morality among many other things.

Absolutley riveting stuff.

fadou
02-11-2007, 12:34 PM
the prophet by khalil gibran, beautiful book
some quotes:
www.columbia.edu/~gm84/gibtable.html

psichogaucho
03-11-2007, 11:47 PM
The sound and the fury, by William Faulkner

sigmagirl91
03-12-2007, 12:18 AM
The sound and the fury, by William Faulkner

Arghhh...hated it.

Richard_from_Cal
03-12-2007, 01:05 AM
The Inner Game of Tennis - W. Timothy Gallwey
The Alpha Non-Profit Corporation Kit - Kermit Burton

Pfloyd
03-12-2007, 01:23 AM
The Audacity of Hope, Barrack Obama

psichogaucho
03-12-2007, 01:30 AM
Arghhh...hated it.

er...thanks Tiff :awww:

Jlee
03-12-2007, 01:58 AM
I recently finished Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen :)

sigmagirl91
03-12-2007, 02:49 AM
er...thanks Tiff :awww:

Sorry, Santi. I read this 20 years ago in high school, and I didn't care for it at all. His storytelling technique is too complicated....kind of like a male Toni Morrison.

psichogaucho
03-12-2007, 02:53 AM
oh, I like that kind of books :)
my only fear is I think my english is not good enough...we'll see...

alelysafina
03-12-2007, 03:54 AM
I've been reading this off and on for a few months, it took me a weekend to get through half of it, but school keeps getting in my way of finishing it :(

Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria by Julia P. Gelardi

It's a really good book :yeah:

alfonsojose
03-12-2007, 03:43 PM
The perfume - scary

Louche
03-13-2007, 04:25 AM
I don't really enjoy fiction that much. I just finished an interesting book:

Yiddish Civilisation
The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation

Many things, I didn't know.

njorker
03-13-2007, 01:43 PM
Reading a classic one - David Copperfield. After which, I will read HP book6 to refresh my memory just in time for book7 on July. ;)

Strangelove
03-13-2007, 06:09 PM
Story - Robert McKee

Bremen
03-13-2007, 06:16 PM
Special Topics In Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl - 2006

Not a bad book so far...

Strangelove
03-13-2007, 06:19 PM
Special Topics In Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl - 2006

Not a bad book so far...Read that one a while back. Probably didn't get half of the references :o

It was decent enough though...