What book are you currently reading?
I just started Oryx and Crake. Seems pretty interesting so far..
I'm currently reading:
- A Clash of Kings by George by George R.R. Martin
- The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (re-read)
- The Inmates Are Running the Asylum by Alan Cooper
I tend to read too many books at once. It can get pretty confusing sometimes.
popthestack: I hope you enjoy A Clash of Kings. It's a great one!
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bersche
It's strange that I'm reading two non-fiction books at the same time. I'm usually reading at least one or two fiction works.
I'm reading, Franklin Flyer by Nicholas Christopher.
Oryx and Crake was great! The follow up to it, Year of the Flood was good too. Love Margaret Atwood.
I just finished reading the Fourth Realm Trilogy by John Twelve Hawks
- The Traveler
- The Dark River
- The Golden City
I really enjoyed them, and they made me think, but was not satisfied with the ending of The Golden City. If I were his editor, I'd make him re-work the ending.
I just finished the Hunger Games series, and am now reading Love is a Mix Tape. I don't think I like memoires.
Might I suggest Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal? It's a memoir but has a pretty unique style. It was really the first memoir I read and I adore it. Quite funny, too.
Also, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is a good one. Her life story reads like a work of fiction, though. I had to keep reminding myself that those things really happened.
It's silly, but I'm ready a Harry Potter fanfic, called Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. See link:
It's pretty awesome and I'll recommend it to everyone who likes science, and what I would say, a much better story than the original.
Re-reading The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern I'm a little more than half way through and it is getting really good
Bleak House I'm reading this because I felt like I should start reading more classics. Its hard to get into but its starting to get better
206 Bones by Kathy Reichs I'm listening to this one on audiobook. I love all of her stuff
- F ** k it by John C. Parkin
- Discovering genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics [second edition] by A. Malcolm Campbell
- Going postal by Terry Pratchett
I love love love Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series. I'm on book #23, Carpe Jugulum.
Michael Cobley: Seeds of Earth
Levitt& Dubner: Freakonomics
Mughal, Hamre, Rasmussen: Programming Java, a Practical Approach
Silverberg: Legends anthology
H. Beam Piper: Space Viking
Aron Ralston: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Powers and Howley: Exercises Physiology
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Reading Ender's Game. I'm think I've read it before, but not sure and I've been hearing so many good things about it I decided to (re-?) read it.
I have Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore next on the list.
Love Christopher Moore. Read all of his except Sacre Bleu. Hope it is as entertaining and hilarious as the rest of them.
Finished Franklin Flyer by Nicholas Christopher and started reading Paint it Black by Janet Fitch a couple days ago.
Just bought a whole new bunch of books at a big Library sale they have in my town once a year. Found all sorts of good stuff surprisingly. So many books in my queue that I don't know what to do!
I just finished:
Michael Moore: 13 Things That Don't Make Sense. The chapter on "free will" experiments is wild, as is the one on the science behind the placebo effect. Here are the chapters (sorry for the large format. I cut and paste).
- MOST OF THE UNIVERSE IS MISSING We can only account for 4 per cent of the cosmos
- THE PIONEER ANOMALY Two spacecraft are flouting the laws of physics
- VARYING CONSTANTS Destabilising our view of the universe
- COLD FUSION Nuclear energy without the drama?
- LIFE Are you more than just a bag of chemicals?
- METHANE FROM MARTIANS NASA scientists found evidence for life on Mars. Then they changed their minds
- THE WOW! SIGNAL Has ET already been in touch?
- A GIANT VIRUS It is a freak that could rewrite the story of life
- DEATH Evolution"s problem with self-destruction
- SEX There are better ways to reproduce
- FREE WILL Your decisions are not your own
- THE PLACEBO EFFECT Whoâ€™s being deceived?
- HOMEOPATHY It"s patently absurd, so why won't it go away?
Just started reading "The Scarlet Letter" for my history class. Interestingly I really disliked this book when i read it in high school, but currently i'm absolutely loving it