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What are you reading now? (And don't say 'this topic'!)

Leanan

I mean:

What book lies open on your bedside table or bookmarked in your bag waiting for lunch hour? What is it about, do you like it?

I'm reading 'The Mad Ship' by Robin Hobb. The second time I read the 'Liveship traders' trilogy... about sailing, ships that have a spirit, young people cheated out of what was rightfully theirs, a pirate on a quest, a perilous jungle full of the treasures of a forgotten race, and serpents with dreams of wings...

LivietheLurker

Depends a bit. At the moment, I'm reading Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen.

Brighteyes

reading 'The dream of you', a real kiosk housewife novel/porn....... hahahah... just to get the time to fly.... while waiting for the next Nora Roberts book.....

leinir

I actually went and lived up to my promise and started reading the Silmarillion, which I'm about half way through :) Before that, in inverse chronological order, I was reading: Stephen Baxter's Longtusk, Ian Watson's The Martian Inca, John Meaney's Context and Arthur C. Clarke's A Fall of Moondust. Other than that I've spent the last couple of years reading just about all the sci fi books Stephen Baxter's released... Hard scifi is fun ;)

Firya

Right now i'm reading EQ Big Gatherum, but i just finished "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown :D

lostshard

'sourcery- by terry pratchet....this guy is soooooo funny...i love his books mucho

Leanan

Terry Pratchett absolutely rules! His elves, though...
"They were called the Gentry. The Fair Folk. The Lords and Ladies. But in time you forgot why you called them these names, and remembered only that they were beautiful and enchanting..." (free quote) ...well, they do rule, in quite a different sense of the words, or would without the heroic efforts of Tiffany Aching and her legendary frying pan...

Magela_earth

re reading Harry Potter series ( on #5 right now) for the new book release. Next is The Illiad, i was half way through when I stopped for my Harry Potter craving.

I love Robin Hobb, I started reading his Assasin series...but I had to stop for some other book, i have to finish that now.

Zebula77

*ahem* The Essential Spectacular Spider-Man #1, heheh. Umm, not really a 'book' but yeah...that's what I'm reading now. :oops:

CrossBlade

right now Im reading "The Two Swords" from the trilogy "The Hunter's Blades" by R. A. Salvatore. hes my fav writer. (would love to see something from him in someting like "The Blood of Ten Chiefs" novels)

Nibblet

I'm reading the Acorna series by Anne McCaffery. It's not my usual type of reading material, but I'm enjoying it anyway. I just finshed the Boudica series by Manda (Arrrrgh. Can't remember her last name.) Scott, I think.

Sherya

Mmmh, I have a book or two in my bag always. Now I'm reading the Crime and Punishment (by Dostojevski). Then I'm reading the Robinson Crusoe (by Daniel Defoe) and The Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth (J.R.R. Tolkien ;) ). Lately I've been reading two first and second book I mentioned, and I'm a little sad about not giving enough attention to Tales... :? Maybe I shouldn't have started to read the Crime.. and Robinson before finishing Tales, but oh well. I will read them all, eventually :P Should be writing tons of things instead of this *g*

Really enjoying all of them, want to finish them all by June (might be hard)! If my "spring" allows (right now there's winter weather in spring and I hate it. If it wasn't spring but fall/winter, I would love it.)

Jeppe

I just dropped reading J.R.R. Tolkiens unfinished tales to start reading "Saxo's Denmark chronicle" (I don't know if it's called that in english or if it were ever translated (you've had good time to do it!!!))

krwordgazer

An author named Jane Yolen has written a second novel continuing the wonderful Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers. I'm reading it now, "A Presumption of Death." It's great!

Sindenís

Lulu Wang - Bedwelmd. It's good, but not as good as her first book.

Magela_earth

ooooh wordgazer, have you read Jane Yolen's "Alta" or "Sister Light/Sister Dark" ?

chocolate!

Reading: "The Davinci Code"
In english..:)
lend it from a friend of mine who's husband is english...
I like it thusfar...

lostshard

well english books are by far easier to read than the translated dutch ones..... usually they make a big mistake and change the whole meaning of a scentence by translating one word wrong....i hate to read in dutch

LordDarkhan

I am forever reading the Last Unicorn. Every time I start reading it, it makes me watch the cartoon, so I never finish the book. Ive been reading it for over like 3 years..lol

I am currently re-reading Feast of All Saints, by Anne Rice. I can read this book over and over

lostshard

owwww that i have with *witching hour trilogy* by anne rice...i've read it 3 times already
and ofcourse robinson crusoe Wink

LordDarkhan

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lostshard

owwww that i have with *witching hour trilogy* by anne rice...i've read it 3 times already
and ofcourse robinson crusoe Wink



something about Anne Rice's novels that just makes u read them over and over and over

krwordgazer

I like to read my favorites over and over, too, Darkhan! I love the Last Unicorn!

Magela, I read one other Jane Yolen besides her two Lord Peter ones. I don't remember the name, and I didn't care for it as much. But I'm one of those weird readers of mysteries who is really interested, not in the mystery, but in the characters. The characters really have to grab me before I'm going to enjoy the puzzle presented. :)

dreamwalker

That is a good one!!

I am reading a Human Resource Management book for one of my classes. Nothing to exciting in it. I need some time to read a "real" book soon!

Any suggestions for new releases?

lostshard

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[quote:d8e40c737e="lostshard"]owwww that i have with *witching hour trilogy* by anne rice...i've read it 3 times already
and ofcourse robinson crusoe Wink



something about Anne Rice's novels that just makes u read them over and over and over[/quote:d8e40c737e]

yeaaa they are so addictive AND lush of details.....i am a suckr for details... Blackwood farm is also a perfect anne rice novel

LordDarkhan

I havent read that one Stefan, whats it about?

lostshard

well it's about a boy who grows up with a 'goblin' some kind of ghost...a verry twisty story....and when the boy is made a vampire...the goblin becomes kinda dangerous and instable.... then lestat enters the stage...and also mona from witching hour.....also there is a secret island somewhere....and it is linked to blackwood farm

NightAngel

I'm reading "The wereld van Sofie"..hm, I dunno the English title of it, but the writer is Norwegian.
It's a book about filosophy.
I don't read it often because it's all complicated and causes me headache of al the thinking, so I only read when I'm totally calm and relaxed.
But it's a very interesting book about Socrates, Plato and Aristoteles.

LordDarkhan

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lostshard

well it's about a boy who grows up with a 'goblin' some kind of ghost...a verry twisty story....and when the boy is made a vampire...the goblin becomes kinda dangerous and instable.... then lestat enters the stage...and also mona from witching hour.....also there is a secret island somewhere....and it is linked to blackwood farm



that sounds very interesting, i may have to pick it up

lostshard

yeaaa it is a good one...but it's sequel is kinda iffy and rushed....blood cantinal

Blackbird

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I'm reading "The wereld van Sofie"..hm, I dunno the English title of it, but the writer is Norwegian.
It's a book about filosophy.
I don't read it often because it's all complicated and causes me headache of al the thinking, so I only read when I'm totally calm and relaxed.
But it's a very interesting book about Socrates, Plato and Aristoteles.



Oh, hmm..norvegian title is Sofies verden, the writer is Jostein Gaarder?
Good book, but not my favorite of him.

Reading The hammer of Eden by Ken Follett, hate it so far, mostly because of the main characters..

scarlettdoll

reading "Lady of the Glen" by Jennifer Roberson. It's about the Glencoe Massacre in Scotland. Not really a very good book but I'm on a Scottish kick right now, having just finished the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

scarlettdoll

You have a shop in the Renn Fair?

LordDarkhan

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Yep!! It's called "Mythical Treasures" Wink



do you sell like crystals and dragons and stuff? i know u said u perform at them...what will u be performing this year

scarlettdoll

Cool! What do you sell? And where is this Renn fair?

scarlettdoll

Wow! When is that? And how far from Maryland? Cuz i gotta go visit my friend up there some time and if it's not too far, we'll go hit up your Ren fest!

LordDarkhan

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I don't know how much performing I'll get to do this year. There's a different guy playing the king and scourses tell me he's no fun at all. But I'll still do street acting with the wenches Grin

As for what I sell, I do all kinds of artwork on precut wood or on driftwood pieces I find on the riverbanks Wink Dragons, fairies, mermaids, etc, etc,...... :D

And the fair is in Pennsylvainia! "The Greater Pittsburgh Renn. Festival"



and what is street acting with the wenches..are u all selling a certain uhm......serivice....lol

scarlettdoll

you get to be the Queen?! Surprised That's so cool!

I'm seriously gonna see about going up there for that!

LordDarkhan

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And Darkhan, I am the Queen of Scots, there! I must keep my regal reputation, which means.......wench services to only the finest of nobilty Grin Grin Grin




just read ur fine print....ROFL........ur on a roll tonight

LordDarkhan

we have a renn fair here... i took my cousins...they are 11 and 9, they didnt like it..... I had fun......that would be something to see...

im actually preparing for a trip to new orleans for the jazz festival...hopefully nothing messes up my plans

LordDarkhan

do you live in Pittsburgh, or is that just where the fair is?

krwordgazer

You guys are a kick! Grin

Back on topic, I have to express my embarrassment at my error. The author I am reading is not Jane Yolen at all, but Jill Paton Walsh! Somehow I got the two mixed up! Sorry, Magela! :oops:

Leanan

The Joostein Gardner book has been translated into English as 'Sofie's World'. The translation, at least the American one, removed all elements of Norwegian culture from the story, making it look as if it was situated in America and written by an American. Gardner did not approve, neither do I as a student of translation.

Wordgazer, have you read any mysteries by Laurie R. King? She's my favourite. She's written some new Sherlock Holmes stories, kind of like fanfiction but because the character is so old there is no copyright law preventing getting published, and the stories are worth it. She's also written modern mysteries, my favourite is 'The Birth of New Moon', for some reason some editions are titled 'The Darkest Place' but the story is the same. I love her characters.

chocolate!

I've read Sophies world! It's so intresting and such an unexpected ending!!
I love it :)

Rainedancer

Magela I've read the sister light sister darks books!!
I thought they were pretty good :)
Recently I've the Davinci code and Angels and Demons and at the moment I'm reading Borderland by Rosanna Hawke. :D

Blackbird

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Leanan

The Joostein Gardner book has been translated into English as 'Sofie's World'. The translation, at least the American one, removed all elements of Norwegian culture from the story, making it look as if it was situated in America and written by an American. Gardner did not approve, neither do I as a student of translation.



That's just horrible Surprised :x

scarlettdoll

am now reading "Claudine at School" by Colette and tho i'm not far into it yet, i love her writing! She uses words in such an usual way, like putting adjectives to things they normally aren't used to describe. Like some girl was "a pretty, timid hare with humid eyes" and someone else talked with a garlicky sounding voice. very creative

Magela_earth

I'm reading "The Book of Earth" by Marjorie B. Kellogg. It's a fantasy of course, so I'm all excited about that, but now there's this romance in it that I'm getting really excited about.

Ragingmoon

I am reading a book called "The Rite", by Richard Lee Byers. It is book 2 in his Year of Rogue Dragons trilogy.

Blackbird

I'm reading "Sahara" by Clive Cussler. Hehe, I'm a big Dirk Pitt fan, and I think Sahara is the only one I haven't read yet. Heard a film was coming soon to.

Magela_earth

the one with Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz, but that's already out isn't it?

Arthis

I'm still discovering MArion Zimmer Bradley's fantastic universe called Darkover. At the moment I'm reading The Spell Sword.

lostshard

still reading terry pratchet's Sourcery....so funny books......i love the luggage

Leanan

have you read Pratchett's Light Fantastic, lostshard?

lostshard

yup....with the birthing of baby turtles at a red star....so funny...and i am reading them in publishing order so...i have a long way to go...... also have you read 'Mort? that one is soooo funny...i hope death is as funny as terry's version

Leanan

I love Mort - Ysabell is so funny...

fav quote from LF: 'I mean, i've had orgasms in my time, sometimes even in company...' (Rincewind after the spell did some magic through him)

lostshard

hehheheh he is soooo funny.....

i am now in sourcery...the part where the librarian hides in the tower of art, with all the magic books....and one of the books undergoes an appendectomy...so funny...and just before this rincewind has to turn around....cause he cannot handle......glue?....haha that one had me in stitches... Grin

Rainedancer

I'm reading at the moment Stravaganza city of flowers and Lotrs, and I just finished Brilence of the moon which was really really good!! :D

Magela_earth

I don't think i've cracked a book in 3 days....that's got to be some kind of record for me and I'm now going through withdrawls.

Leanan

Reading Momo. Been meaning to read it for years and years. Love the story, and all the small stories inside it. The part about expensive toys that just go round in circles and can't be played with any other way was good, goes with my ideas about creativity as an important factor in raising children.

lostshard

carpe jugulum...terry pratchet...... i know i know.... i've got an addiction now.....i will start something else.....another time....... wheeeeee the wee free man.....i had to read a sentence twice..cause i just could not understand what those little folks say..

Jeppe

Pillars of the earth (sp? hopefully...) fantastic book!

Leanan

Stravaganza: City of Stars... not spectacular, but it's fantasy so I read it...

Momo was wonderful.

LordDarkhan

I just started reading Cry to Heaven by anne rice.... Its about the castrati in 1700s italy....another great book by anne.

PCoquelin

Clifford D. Simak's classicals (in Fr. : "Demain les chiens")

Ragingmoon

I became nostalgic after finding this site, so i am currently re-reading my EQ graphic novels. I am presently on, and almost done, #2.

krwordgazer

The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. A bestseller that I'm reading for a reading club I belong to-- I usually don't read bestsellers. It's a bit rough going, but well written. I like the characters. :)

Bloodwake

The Glory Field. Its for English, and its a bit... strange. The style its written in I mean, each chapter goes by a timeline. And its about a family (Lewis family) that starts out, and goes up to 1994 I think. or 1944... not sure. I lose track of who is who though, because of that.

Fourleafclover

I'm re-reading the EQ2 comics from one to thirty-two.

Arthis

I've just started reading To your scattered bodies go by Philip José Farmer

Leanan

Did I say Stravaganza was nothing special? Kept me up all night so you can imagine what I'm like when I find something really good... Reading some manga called 'The Priest' or something, wild west with zombies.

Nibblet

I'm re-reading The Forest House by Marion Zimmer Bradley, again. 'Tis good, 'tis good.

Arthis

I've read a lot of MZB's, but I don't know this one. What is it about?

Nibblet

It's part of the follow-on series from The Mists Of Avalon. There's about four of them (I think). All of them are beautifully written like Mists. Now that I've been made to think about it I can't remember any of the titles Grin Priestess of Avalon is one of them. If you like MZB as much as I do you'll love these. I'll check what the other titles are when I get home and I'll let you know!! I'm such an airhead somethimes :oops:

EMB

My reading is generally non-fiction...right now it's a Red Auerbach(Boston Celtics maven)bio, interesting if not brilliant...

ED 8)

Arthis

I've read all the books from the Avalon cycle. I guess the French title is way different.
So far, my favorites are the first two: Lady of Avalon and The mist of Avalon


edit: got it: The Forest House is called La Colline du dernier adieu (the Hill of the last Farewell) in French!

Leanan

Finished the manga and another one (an issue of Tokyo Mew Mew)... neither was very spectacular but kept me awake in the train (as I said, I didn't sleep last night thanks to Stravaganza...)

Right now the only thing I'm in the process of reading is krwordgazer's fanfic Dart's Decision... very good. As always.

Nibblet

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Arthis

I've read all the books from the Avalon cycle. I guess the French title is way different.
So far, my favorites are the first two: Lady of Avalon and The mist of Avalon


edit: got it: The Forest House is called La Colline du dernier adieu (the Hill of the last Farewell) in French!



I thought it was strange that you hadn't read that one........ never mind.

Arthis

I haven't read the last ones like Ancestors of Avalon (I'm suspicious when it comes to books published long after the autor's death...)

Rainedancer

I just finished Stravaganza it was good ay, Leana!! I also read the Tokyo mew mew manga seris, I thought they were okay...
And I read one of Tamora Pierces books can't remeber the name of it now even tho I've read it about 3 times... :?
I'm now trying to read Lord of the rings. :D

Leanan

I love all manga, but I'm only hooked on a select few, and most of those are edo-period samurai or softcore shonen-ai... aliens and pretty girls with cat ears just don't measure up to 'Lone Wolf and Cub' or 'Gravitation'... or my all-time favourite, 'Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind'...

Reading two books now: 'Eragon' by Paolini and a gay&lesbian short story collection: 'Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction.'

So far all the names in Eragon sound clumsy to me, maybe I'll see some logic once I read further - I pay a lot of attention to names, reading and writing both. In a fantasy all foreign-sounding names should sound like they are based on some secret but existing languages. Elfquest follows this rule, Tolkien followed it so far he went and invented the languages, I follow it to variable degrees but I do follow it in every world I write in.

Bending the Landscabe is as enthralling as its Fantasy sibling.

Jeppe

Eragon is a book about a boy and his dragon, isn't it?

I don't know how you got through Stravaganza!!! Does it get more exciting further into the book?

Rainedancer

Jeppe which Stranvagana book are you talking about? Theres 3 out so far (I think) :roll:
I haven't read Eragon yet is it good?
I havn't read any of that manga either Leanan, I wanna read Gravatation tho. :D
My fav manga is Ceres, Faires landing Fushigi yugi! (At the moment anyway :roll: )

Leanan

I love Fushigi Yugi... also Inu-Yasha, Blade of the Immortal, Fake, Wish, Chobits, Petshop of Horrors, Demon Diary

Ones I've read (part or whole) but am not so crazy about: Ranma 1/2, Dragon Ball, Maison Ikkoku, Initial D, Cardcaptor Sakura, DN Angel...

The Starvaganza I meant was City of Stars, and the main reason it kept me up was the protagonist and her teenage crushes... silly me...

Jeppe

I don't know which one i've been reading...

lostshard

the one with text in it?

Magela_earth

I have Eragon but I haven't read it yet....I think I'm secretly mad at the author for being the teenage prodigial writer that I wanted to be. I love Tokyo Mew Mew even though it's not that good. But i'm kinda hooked on it. I'm still readin the same book because i never have time to read. BLAH

Jeppe

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the one with text in it?



I don't remember...

lostshard

*pulls chair and lamp*........*pushes jeppe in chair*

you will remember :twisted:

Jeppe

No! It was green!!! I SWEAR it was GREEN!!!! Don't do that!!! Not... the jelly beans! AAAAaaaarrrh........

lostshard

*pushes jelly beans under nails*

Jeppe

Aaarh!!! What is that fetich thing with toe nails??? Did you know some people gets turned on by TOES!?!?!? Surprised

LordDarkhan

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Aaarh!!! What is that fetich thing with toe nails??? Did you know some people gets turned on by TOES!?!?!? Surprised



Yeah I had two ex's who were fascinated by feet/toes. They always wanted to suck toes, massage my feet, things of that nature.. I never got into it..but hey, different strokes for different folks.

Arthis

hey feet massage can be very good!

Magela_earth

Foot massages are very different from foot slobbering. I read somewhere that getting you toe sucked is the most similar feeling to getting ....... your male genitalia sucked that women could every compare. I said that funny but I'm sure you get the gist.

I'm not into feet like that, but i'm not all, EWWWW get your feet away from me either. A good foot rub after a long day of work is great.

chocolate!

hmm, maybe I should try that once....let you know how it turned out Grin ;)

WhiteTiger

EX MACHINA by Chris L Bennet

MaxvonBek

View from the Mirror book 3: Dark is the Moon by Ian Irvine.

Its not bad - not as good as say, Farseer and Liveship by Robin Hobb, but then I've never read anything that is! :D

Nowth

I read "The Da Vinci Code" and it was every bit as awful and un-geeky as I'd been told, then read some science fiction that was lying around that I already forgot... one of the stories featured sheep infected with lycanthropy. Next there'll be something by Sheri S. Tepper, or perhaps Beowulf which will take me forever because I'll likely be trying to make sense of the Old English (guided by a modern translation; I did have to learn some Old English once but can't remember a thing. It sounds rad though.)

Leanan

I've almost read Eragon. I still hate the names and the 'old elven language' clip-and-pasted from a dozen languages... I mean, what is your first impression of the word 'Arya' if not 'Aryans'? Plus there's a dwarf city called Tronjheim, just one letter difference from Trondheim, Norway... things like that.

Other than that, good book.

Jeppe

Disgusting...

But then again... He is only.... what? 16? 17?

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