Which book do you currently read? - Page 11 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 12-13-2006, 10:25 PM   #151
country flag HybridTheory
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 9,017
HybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond reputeHybridTheory has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, it's very good .
__________________
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Rafael Nadal, All Czechs
HybridTheory is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 12-13-2006, 10:37 PM   #152
country flag NicoFan
Registered User
 
NicoFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Literature Land
Posts: 25,078
NicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond reputeNicoFan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clara Bow View Post
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.
In Parenthesis - David Jones - I hated this book, and you may hate me if you decide to read it for mentioning it. 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.
NicoFan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 08:10 PM   #153
country flag Hiromiku
Registered User
 
Hiromiku's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Age: 34
Posts: 301
Hiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

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.
__________________
Hail king Grosjeanthegreat

VAMOS XRISTOS

http://www.centrecourthavoc.com
Hiromiku is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 08:11 PM   #154
country flag Hiromiku
Registered User
 
Hiromiku's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Age: 34
Posts: 301
Hiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond reputeHiromiku has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Quote:
Originally Posted by NyGeL View Post
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
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
__________________
Hail king Grosjeanthegreat

VAMOS XRISTOS

http://www.centrecourthavoc.com
Hiromiku is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:25 PM   #155
country flag Clara Bow
Registered User
 
Clara Bow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: A US state that was once its own country.
Posts: 4,978
Clara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond reputeClara Bow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Nico Fan, thanks for all of the recommendations. Regeneration and The Missing of the Somme in particular sound interesting.

Quote:
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.
__________________
I like a lot of players.
Clara Bow is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2006, 11:44 PM   #156
country flag cobalt60
Pacific Northwest Home
 
cobalt60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 31,420
cobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond reputecobalt60 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

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.
cobalt60 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 12:37 AM   #157
country flag napki
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,465
napki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond reputenapki has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobalt60 View Post
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 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...
__________________
Long live Marat Safinenko. Amen.
napki is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 01:10 AM   #158
country flag Pfloyd
Registered User
 
Pfloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Madrid
Age: 26
Posts: 14,778
Pfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond reputePfloyd has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

I'm currently reading Levitt's "Freakonomics".

It is quite an interesting read.
__________________
"The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Pfloyd is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 01:48 AM   #159
country flag cmurray
Registered User
 
cmurray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 14,699
cmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond reputecmurray has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lafuria View Post
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.
cmurray is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 09:50 AM   #160
country flag mtw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 29
Posts: 1,062
mtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond reputemtw has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Internal medicine by Szczeklik
mtw is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 10:08 AM   #161
country flag Sean.J.S.
Registered User
 
Sean.J.S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Aussieland.
Posts: 5,194
Sean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond reputeSean.J.S. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Well I don't read much these days. Partly because I don't have time to (because I spend too much time on MTF 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
Sean.J.S. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 10:20 AM   #162
country flag adee-gee
_._._._._._
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Age: 30
Posts: 72,436
adee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond reputeadee-gee has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

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.
adee-gee is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 11:03 AM   #163
country flag silly kitty
Registered User
 
silly kitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Serbia
Age: 28
Posts: 329
silly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond reputesilly kitty has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eden View Post


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
silly kitty is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 11:31 AM   #164
country flag CooCooCachoo
MONSOON season.
 
CooCooCachoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Upstate New York
Age: 28
Posts: 71,473
CooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond reputeCooCooCachoo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Lynne Truss - Eats, Shoots and Leaves

__________________
BEMELMANS | CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI
CIPOLLA| ROGER-VASSELIN | MCGEE




Bachinger|Brands|Broady|Clezar|Crivoi|Crugnola|Cue vas|Eysseric|Giannessi|Granollers
Grigelis|Huta Galung|Ilhan|Korolev|Kudla|Al. Kuznetsov|Lammer|Mannarino
Menendez|Naso|Paire|Peliwo|Polansky|Robredo|Smycze k|J. Sousa|Sweeting|Zverev

CooCooCachoo is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2006, 12:20 PM   #165
country flag Hip-And-Happenin
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 24
Posts: 291
Hip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond reputeHip-And-Happenin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Which book do you currently read?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tijn View Post
Lynne Truss - Eats, Shoots and Leaves

I hated that book.
I am currently reading "Past Mortem" by Ben Elton.
__________________
Konstantinos Economidis

Chardy Chiudinelli Copil Gicquel Haase Kamke Moya
Pavel Petzschner Polansky Qureshi Safin
Hip-And-Happenin is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios