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Unread 09-19-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
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What Are You Reading Right now?

Well, we've got a thread for recently purchased books, but that's a little different than a thread about what you're currently reading, for which none exists. I thought this would be a good place to post about what books you're reading and your thoughts about them, no matter when you purchased them. If you're like me, you have stacks of books laying around that you bought a long time ago but are just now getting to reading. If you're like me, you also read more than one book at a time.

Currently, I am reading a few books, but this is the main one:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni. I'm about halfway in. It's a good read so far. Not incredibly gripping, but definitely interesting. There aren't many fictional works about Afghanistan available to western audiences, so this is a good one to read.

So what are the rest of you reading?
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Unread 09-19-2010, 02:19 AM   #2
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Same here....reading "What are you reading right now?" though I'm multi-tasking on the internet, and playing poker (on a break) at the same time.
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I just got done reading about some dude playing internet poker.
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Holy Grail, Holy Blood. I just finished reading two Dan Brown books Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code.
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Job. Just started.
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Job. Just started.
Job? As in, "The Book of"? I hear that's a real downer with a lot of plot twists. Let me know how it goes.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:06 AM   #9
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"The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs" by R. Yancey (from the library)

I'm on pg. 127 right now. Still got a long way to finish it.
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Job? As in, "The Book of"? I hear that's a real downer with a lot of plot twists. Let me know how it goes.
yes , I think He means the bible. Unless he really trying to say he just started his Job..LOL jk
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Job? As in, "The Book of"? I hear that's a real downer with a lot of plot twists. Let me know how it goes.
Yup.....It's not looking good.
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Just got done reading "Illinois Road Guide to Haunted Locations" by Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk. Not an exciting read especially for those who's curious about haunted locations in Illinois - doesn't really tell the story in a frightening way but a brief touch of its lore/legends.
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Treasure Island
About halfway through the book.


Probably gonna borrow book from my friend, a third book of Twilight series, sometimes soon. She wanted me to finish all of it.
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Treasure Island
About halfway through the book.
That's such a good book! I read it back in high school and loved it. I finished it in a single day, reading it for like 12 hours straight. It's one of the great tales of swashbuckling pirates and high seas. My other favorite in that genre is The Sea Wolf by Jack London
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Yup.....It's not looking good.
it gets better, he gets everything back (sorry for the spoiler )
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That's such a good book! I read it back in high school and loved it. I finished it in a single day, reading it for like 12 hours straight. It's one of the great tales of swashbuckling pirates and high seas. My other favorite in that genre is The Sea Wolf by Jack London
Ah, The Sea Wolf, my parent have that book. Probably should ask to see if I can borrow that book to read someday.
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it gets better, he gets everything back (sorry for the spoiler )
Well, sort of...
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Yeah I read it a couple of times before.....I guess the key is to be patient..........
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Just finished the second of the trilogy by Steig Larsson. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoos and then the Girl Who Played With Fire. Need to read the last book, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest if I want to complete the trilogy.
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Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality--great Fanfiction to see what happened if Harry Potter were with a scientist and rational mind in the beginning of the series. It pointed out a lot of funny and inconsistent stuff I never thought about in the actual Harry Potter series. Oh, he found a way to take over the Wizarding world's financial system within a week.

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I'm on my last chapter of that book I was just reading and I'm ready to check out a new mystery book. But this darn AD is discouraging me to finish it
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Large print version of Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

It's kind of a comedy of magics. I guess released for Halloween.
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Re-reading a couple of Steinbeck novels. I go back to his works every few years.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Yes, I am still working through it. Only time I actually bother reading is on the bus or waiting for an appointment, while eating a sandwich at a bistro by myself and so on-- any time where idleness occur.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Yes, I am still working through it. Only time I actually bother reading is on the bus or waiting for an appointment, while eating a sandwich at a bistro by myself and so on-- any time where idleness occur.
Got that one on my bookshelf. Started to re-read it not long ago, but decided I needed something lighter and less thought provoking!
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Re-reading a couple of Steinbeck novels. I go back to his works every few years.
Which ones? Of Men and Mice or Grapes of Wrath? or? I have to confess I need to read his other books and not just these two. I did read one of his other books but I can't remember the title. I think it was called Torillia flats or soemthing like that.
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Which ones? Of Men and Mice or Grapes of Wrath? or? I have to confess I need to read his other books and not just these two. I did read one of his other books but I can't remember the title. I think it was called Torillia flats or soemthing like that.
Tortilla Flats is a sort of retelling of King Arthur and knights of the Roundtable, except "King Arthur" is a drunk migrant worker with a heart of gold and so are all the "knights." They live in chicken coops in hills above Monterey. It's a short book, but has one of the best alcoholic quotes in it:

"Do you know, Danny, how the wine of your life is pouring into the fruit jars of the gods?"

I used to love Steinbeck. He's not really taught anymore except in high school, which is a crying shame, as his characters are still some of the most complex and interesting ever created in American literature.
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