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The "What Are You Reading Now" Thread

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So, what book are you reading and how are you finding it?

Right now I'm reading 2 books The Count of Monte Cristo and At the Mountains of Madness.
The Count of Monte Cristo is a great book, Dumas is an amazing author and I think I'm enjoying it more than The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers, both of which were good books.
At the Mountains of Madness is good, I'd say it's one of Lovecrafts best works but I'd have to say I liked the Shadows Out of Time and the Dream-Quest to the Unknown Kaddath more.

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I'm reading "The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne. I got the book years ago and never read it, and found it the other day.


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Stephen King - The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

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Planet of the Apes, Catch 22, and "I am America, and So Can You!"

Yeah its hard to find time to read a single book during school.
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Uh, a couple actually.
I keep forgetting where I put them down, or what page i'm at.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle
A Sword of Red Ice, J V Jones
Don Quixote, Miguel Cervantes
Mutineer, Mike Shepard


They all be okay, last one has lasers in it.

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I was reading To Kill a Mockingbird, till' it gor boring and I decided to put it down. Im thinking of reading the Discworld series but dont know if I want to and im currently reading The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy.

I pretty much read whatever crap is lying around that my dad used to read or my pop leaves at my house when he comes over. Otherwise it's just my younger brother/sisters school crap for english.

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"the lion, the witch,and the wardrobe." because i'm doing it for english. its a really short book, just about 200 pages i think.


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the chemistry of life by steven rose

oh err, im a big nerd

and talkign of short books, animal farm is the daddy

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I'm reading "The French Revolution" by Christopher Hibbert. I studied the Revolution last year, but the study design ended after the execution of Robespierre, which is a bit stupid, so I'm reading up on it to get a proper understanding.
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QUOTE (lolcrica90 @ Feb 19 2008, 02:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"the lion, the witch,and the wardrobe." because i'm doing it for english. its a really short book, just about 200 pages i think.


SPOILER: Aslan is Jesus


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Smiley's People for school.
le sigh.

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A Clockwork Orange....still icon_razz.gif
next ill be reading The Catcher in the Rye, thanks to a recomendation by mah friend Clef icon_wink.gif

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QUOTE (Pawnator @ Feb 20 2008, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
SPOILER: Aslan is Jesus

yeah i've seen the movie before.


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QUOTE (Jimmy Rabbitte @ Feb 18 2008, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Planet of the Apes, Catch 22, and "I am America, and So Can You!"

Yeah its hard to find time to read a single book during school.

oh yeah? i finished school a year and a half ago. i've only read a half of a book since. it's only 200 pages.

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I'm reading a sweet book called 'The Plot Against America' by Philip Roth




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QUOTE (Brown_Cyclone @ Feb 20 2008, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A Clockwork Orange....still icon_razz.gif
next ill be reading The Catcher in the Rye, thanks to a recomendation by mah friend Clef icon_wink.gif


The Catcher in the rye is one of my favorite books. Another book you want to look into reading, after you read A catcher is 9 short stories by J.D Salinger, it's by the same person and its made of epic win.


Also I am trying to read Dune right now... but I am struggling to get into it. It's a bit slow to start and I am just find it near impossible to enjoy it. Which is bad as I've heard many good things about it.

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QUOTE (Ack Attack @ Feb 20 2008, 11:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Catcher in the rye is one of my favorite books. Another book you want to look into reading, after you read A catcher is 9 short stories by J.D Salinger, it's by the same person and its made of epic win.


Also I am trying to read Dune right now... but I am struggling to get into it. It's a bit slow to start and I am just find it near impossible to enjoy it. Which is bad as I've heard many good things about it.

will do icon_biggrin.gif
great now im set! icon_razz.gif

and about dune, ive never read it, but i reckon you should still persisist with it icon_wink.gif

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Im currently reading Enduring Love (Mcewan), Hard Time (Dickens) abd Shark Net (random) for school.

I dont really like the way that Enduring Love is written as he tends to go off on a tangent right in the middle of something exciting and although it adds suspense it detracts from the flow of the story.

LOVED Hard Times despite the fact that it was a bitch to read. Blackppol and Sleary(lisps FTL) make the book difficult to read at times but overall a brilliant read (i love the language) although about 95% of my school seems to despise it >.>.

As for shark net well I only just started reading it. Its pretty meh so far but I only just started so I cant really give a fair comment on it


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QUOTE (lolcrica90 @ Feb 20 2008, 02:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yeah i've seen the movie before.

SPOILER: No, in the last book, he actually turns into him.


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"The Yellow Wallpaper"

it's a mind fuck (sorry, it's the only way I can describe it)

Basically it uses a real life situation in a symbolic way to represent the feeling of all women during the late 1800's as they are now exiting out of the cult of domesticity and are now beginning to demand equality.
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are you fucking kidding me? i would totally use that as my comedy act at school, bitches love feces, ever seen 2girls1cup?

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