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Old 10-05-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Hey, can we have a rolling What Are You Reading thread?

Let's get down to business. Watcha peepin' these days?

 
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:39 PM   #2
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I'm currently reading IT by Stephen King. On track to finish it on Halloween because I spaced out the page count so I don't burn myself out.

I only started reading SK in 2010, which is kinda nice that I don't have any misplaced nostalgia wrt his writing. But it also means none of the books really scare me.
I started with Under the Dome, then went back to the beginning and read chronologically. When a new book would be released, I'd read that, then go back to the timeline.
So, so far, I've read Carrie through IT (except the Dark Tower books because I'm saving those to read straight through) and Under the Dome through Outsider.

 
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:40 PM   #3
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I like Samuel Beckett a lot. I'll probably reread Malone Dies soon and then read the Unnamable for the first time

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:03 AM   #4
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I have Waiting for Godot on the shortlist for my to-read. I'm sure you've read it!

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:20 AM   #5
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I'm reading Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. It is good.

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:54 AM   #6
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recently read Ammonite which was amazing. There is not a single male character i the entire novel. It is initially hard scifi, but turns into a weird wonderful lesbian trip

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Old 10-06-2018, 02:19 AM   #7
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I haven't been reading much these days. I'll begin some books, then not read them for months because my brain sucks lately. Then I'll get back into them.

Right now, I'm reading I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas Hofstadter. Pretty much just him trying to explain how consciousness arises out of non-conscious inanimate matter, how an "I" emerges from the complex structure of our brains, using the analogy of strange loops in mathematical set theory. I've read enough philosophy of mind (Chalmers, the Churchlands, Dennett, etc.) that I don't foresee that his answer will be very convincing, but it seems like it'll be interesting nonetheless. And I'm really liking his quirky, poetic writing style.

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:20 AM   #8
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Er, and I guess I've been reading a bit of the Batman: Knightfall saga. I've only ever read the prose novelization by Denny O'Neil, so this is my first time reading the actual comic. I was also reading a bunch of Commish Gordon miniseries, but then I kinda stopped. I should finish them.

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:28 AM   #9
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this thread may motivate me with some positive peer pressure

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:26 AM   #10
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:43 AM   #11
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I am reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It's ridiculous.

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 07:46 AM   #12
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy notes that Disaster Area, a plutonium rock band from the Gagrakacka Mind Zones, are generally held to be not only the loudest rock band in the Galaxy, but in fact the loudest noise of any kind at all. Regular concertgoers judge that the best sound balance is usually to be heard from within large concrete bunkers some thirty-seven miles from the stage, while the musicians themselves play their instruments by remote control from within a heavily insulated spaceship which stays in orbit around the planet—or more frequently around a completely different planet.
Their songs are on the whole very simple and mostly follow the familiar theme of boy-being meets girl-being beneath a silvery moon, which then explodes for no adequately explored reason.
Many worlds have now banned their act altogether, sometimes for artistic reasons, but most commonly because the band’s public address system contravenes local strategic arms limitations treaties.


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Old 10-06-2018, 03:22 PM   #13
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recently read Ammonite which was amazing. There is not a single male character i the entire novel. It is initially hard scifi, but turns into a weird wonderful lesbian trip

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammonite_(novel)
Looks interesting!

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Er, and I guess I've been reading a bit of the Batman: Knightfall saga. I've only ever read the prose novelization by Denny O'Neil, so this is my first time reading the actual comic. I was also reading a bunch of Commish Gordon miniseries, but then I kinda stopped. I should finish them.
I've not read anything graphic novel related since i was a wee teen, but I recently finished Bottomless Bellybutton by Dash Shaw.
And I also downloaded Batman: The Long Halloween because I'm a H-ween nerd. I'm going to go into it blind.

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I am reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. It's ridiculous.
I've only read the first two but I remember them being crazy entertaining.

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:36 PM   #14
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I have Waiting for Godot on the shortlist for my to-read. I'm sure you've read it!
Yeah I like it lots. I got to see a really good production of it for the first time recently and it was real good. I like Endgame better though. No one seems to put it on though

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And I also downloaded Batman: The Long Halloween because I'm a H-ween nerd. I'm going to go into it blind.
I remember it being one of my favourite Batman tales, but I haven't read it in forever, so I don't know how it holds up. Especially because nothing Jeph Loeb has worked on in the past decade has been any good. Tim Sale's art is definitely amazing, though.

It stands on its own, so there's no required prior reading to appreciate it. But it does work well as a follow-up to Frank Miller's Year One.

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:01 PM   #16
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waiting for godot made my head hurt

 
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:48 PM   #17
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I remember it being one of my favourite Batman tales, but I haven't read it in forever, so I don't know how it holds up. Especially because nothing Jeph Loeb has worked on in the past decade has been any good. Tim Sale's art is definitely amazing, though.

It stands on its own, so there's no required prior reading to appreciate it. But it does work well as a follow-up to Frank Miller's Year One.
Oh lookie there, my source for illegal pdf downloads has Year One. I'll tackle that beforehand.

 
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Old 10-08-2018, 03:12 PM   #18
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right now pleasure reading 'Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (p. 266 out of 486) and plan to start Homage to Catalonia next.

For school I'm reading a lot of the Bible (LOL. s'what i get for being accepted into a private jesuit school; it's required every student take at least one biblical studies class) and general stuffs for research. It's not so bad.

 
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:54 PM   #19
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Finally got around to Kerouac’s “On the Road” but then Bernard Sumner’s “Chapter & Verse” came in & kind of derailed that for the time being

 
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love Kerouac

 
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:44 AM   #21
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stephen fry - mythos: the greek myths retold

 
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i bet you've never even read the subterraneans.

 
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:13 AM   #23
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Name three of his songs.

 
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:19 AM   #24
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this looks interesting - does one need to have a good grasp of greek myths to enjoy it? or can a very rudimentary knowledge suffice?

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dope book.

kerouac is good while i'm reading him but i feel like i don't remember much once i've finished a book.

 
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:22 AM   #25
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Mervyn Peake - Titus Alone. Fucking weird compared to Titus Groan and Gormenghast, both of which were excellent.

 
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this looks interesting - does one need to have a good grasp of greek myths to enjoy it? or can a very rudimentary knowledge suffice?
i don't think you need to know anything. everything is explained from the beginning of time. (the very beginning of the book is a bit boring, because there simply isn't that much happening; there aren't many actors. but it doesn't take long until zeus is there with all the other main gods, and mankind is added to the mix.)

it's a fun read. i like his style.

 
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i love the idea of jack kerouac

 
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kerouac is good while i'm reading him but i feel like i don't remember much once i've finished a book.
he's good, for sure. but over-rated. kinda in the same vein as catcher in the rye for me.

 
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I like most of Salinger's other works better than Catcher.

Expect for Seymour: An Introduction. Even though it's a short novella, I just couldn't get through it. I've never been big on stream-of-consciousness narratives.

 
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