Just as a matter of curiosity, what (if anything) have you all been reading recently? I mean, like, in terms of books and stuff.
Lately I have been ravenously devouring a large number of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books (currently reading Mort), and due to some persuations from Val, I’ve started reading Piers Anthony’s Incarnations of Immortality series. I’ve already finnished the first two, and I loved 'em.
Eh, I’m reading Life Strategies For Teens by Jay McGraw (Dr. Phil’s son) for school. It’s the independent study course I’m taking… read the book, do the assignments. It’s kinda boring, pretty much says that everything wrong in my life is my own fault. Which may or may not be true.
I just finished Reading <u>Fifth Business</u> by Robertson Davies and <u>Snow Falling on Cedars</u> by… someone else. I don’t have the book in front of me so I don’t know the author
And CH, I know exactly what you mean. I’ve been Reading James Clavell’s Asian Saga. <u>Shogun</u> and <u>Gai-jin</u> are both about 1200 pages. <u>Noble House</u> is about 1400. These beasts take me over 6 months to plow through at the frequency I read.
I haven’t been to the bookstore in about a month, so I’m stuck rereading everything. Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Discworld, Piers Anthony’s Xanth and Incarnations of Immortality novels, etc. I’ve reread allmy books twice since then, and now, I’m ready to go read some trashy romance novels, and laugh at the really stupid names.
I love the Incarnations of Immortality series! Not too much a fan of Xanth anymore though… it seems like every book is the same.
The prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson; tales from Norse mythology
The Sandman comic book series
“The Tao of Pooh” - Benjamin Hoff
“Stupid white men : – and other sorry excuses for the state of the nation!” - Michael Moore
“The Norse Myths” - Kevin Crossley-Holland (one of the best Norse mythology books I’ve read)
“Guilty Pleasures” - Laurell K. Hamilton (yay for sexy vampire hunters who raise zombies from the dead for a living :D)
“Dude, Where’s My Country?” - Michael Moore
“American Gods” - Neil Gaiman (READ THIS!)
Rock on! I love IoI… the first one was the best, though. The middle of the series kinda sucked, but it got good again toward the end.
Right now I’m reading a book called <i>Conquering Shyness</i>, which I’ve been recommending to people on the chat and my live journal. For entertainment, I’m slowly plodding through <i>The Silmarillion</i>. I usually only read it on weekends in bed, and I’m a slow reader anyway, so it’s taken me quite some time. I’m close to finishing it now though.
Well, I recently read the first chapter of a book called “Satansverserna” (i.e. “The Satan verses”) and now I understand why it’s called that.
After the first page you just go: “What the <I>hell</I>?!”