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What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Atticus » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:12 pm

Because books are a medium too!

Most of my reading for the foreseeable future will be dictated by my English lit class. Right now I'm reading Hardy's Jude the Obscure, which is pretty interesting, but not really something I can comment on until I'm deeper into the book. Over the summer I was on a kick of musicians' autobiographies. I've read those of Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, and Anthony Kiedis, and was starting on one of Neil Peart's books before I had to start working on summer reading. There are some pretty interesting stories besides massive drug use and biting heads off bats, but there are also some pretty tragic ones too. Reading details from the now sober guys reflecting on the worst periods of their addictions is pretty sad, and all of them deal with the death of a close friend at some point. I've been meaning to grab Clapton's story when I get the chance, but I have no idea when I'll find time to read it.
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Post by donnytondesterkste » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:34 pm

Discrete Math and its Applications
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Linkman » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:51 pm

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

That's what I was reading before school knocked on my door.
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Post by Joey » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:07 pm

books aren't a medium

they are a high
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by McTool » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:08 pm

Goethe's Faust.

Good stuff, very different from Marlowe's.
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Post by Terragent » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:00 pm

Just finished Year's Best SF 15, have moved on to Ursula Le Guin's collection A Fisherman of the Inland Sea.

The Eye of the Heron, Lavinia, Cat's Cradle, and this anthology of Russian fantasy literature are still glaring at me from the other side of the room.

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Post by DieselPheonix » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:06 pm

Joey wrote:books aren't a medium

they are a high
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Post by Alecat » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:43 pm

Nothing in a long while, but I've been pointed towards a book called The Cuckoo's Egg and I'd like to track that down and read it.

Edit: Not a book, but good enough for now. Here's a link for the curious.
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Post by Xenesis » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:50 pm

I am currently passing time on the bus reading Iain Banks' The Algebraist.
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Post by Kanzer » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:01 pm

Well, right now, only my Mineralogy II notes and two Conan "What If"s a friend has lent me, but I want to get my hands on a copy of The Catcher In The Rye. I gave another read to Coelho's The Alchemist a little while ago.
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Post by Liam » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:47 pm

Currently reading Tony Blair: A Journey, quite an interesting look into Tony Blair's 10 years as Prime Minister from 1997-2007.
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Post by Sniffit II » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:14 pm

Currently not anything, but the last thing I was reading was How To Drink.
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Post by Spazer » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:04 am

i am finally reading ursula le guin's the dispossessed
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Post by Alecat » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:11 am

Ugh. You know why I hate books? They are engrossing and once they trap me I cannot put them down until I finish them. Anyway, having finished The Cuckoo's Egg I shall heartily recommend it.

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Post by onewaystreet » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:27 am

oh god where do I begin

One of my classes this semester is a dystopian literature class, where we're literally reading a book a week. It's wonderful.

Just finished:
Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley
Agamemnon -- Aeschylus trans. Peter Meineck

Currently reading:
The Black Hole War -- Leonard Susskind

Next on my queue:
We -- Yevgeny Zamyatin
Carpe Jugulum -- Terry Pratchett
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by McTool » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:01 am

Oh, We. Such a fantastic novel. You'll enjoy that one.
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by onewaystreet » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:06 am

So I've been told.

By, like, EVERYONE
thefalman wrote:Honestly, just when I thought we could all have a nice topic about mocking ridiculously, overly hardcore fundamentalists, it has to turn into a religious debate.

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Post by Pkdragon » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:09 am

Yes, We is awesome. Definitely my favorite of the classic Dystopian books.

Classwise, I just got got done reading the Tale of the Heike, abridged edition, which is better the Tale of the Genji, which we also read but I myself didn't read because that one was terrible, all i got out of it was that japan was writing harem romances even during the Heian period, and they even included the required loli. The Tale of the Heike, on the other hand, is a true man's story.

Haven't read much out of class, last stuff I read was Lovecraft's various works.

Now, if we want to talk manga, that's another story... >.>
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Post by MobiusReactor » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:12 am

Recently finished reading Stephen King's The Shining, currently trying to decide whether to read 'Salem's Lot (also by Stephen King) or Wolf of the Plains, by Conn Iggulden.
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Post by kiwi » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:57 am

scary go round
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Post by Narts » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:00 am

complete stories of sherlock holmes

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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Atticus » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:27 am

Linkman wrote:Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

That's what I was reading before school knocked on my door.
Wilde is one of our possible authors for a research paper later on in the year. I'm probably going to pick him, since I understand he's quite amusing.
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Post by Sven » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:15 am

dummit and foote's abstract algebra

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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Imano Ob » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:11 am

The Silmarillion, though it's progressing extremely slowly. Too much stuff happening in too many places. I just can't keep track of what's happening or who's who.
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Linkman » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:47 am

Atticus wrote:
Linkman wrote:Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

That's what I was reading before school knocked on my door.
Wilde is one of our possible authors for a research paper later on in the year. I'm probably going to pick him, since I understand he's quite amusing.
Though he is, at times the novel just doesn't go anywhere.
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Post by Newbie » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:43 pm

Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~

Lesbians, trains, Wittgenstein, Alice, Gundams, the Holy Trinity.

It is amazing.

Although I just finished Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and I'm probably going to see if I can read any more of the The Culture or maybe get around to reading more Dostoevsky. Maybe actually start finish some Lovecraft stories argh.
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Pkdragon » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:35 am

I have begun reading House of Leaves, which is an interesting book, to say the least.
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Terragent » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:11 pm

Just started and finished Iain M. Banks's new Culture novel, Surface Detail.

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Post by kiwi » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:54 pm

oh hey this topic

uh last wordy thing i looked at was BRAT-HALLA

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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Xenesis » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:01 pm

Terragent wrote:Just started and finished Iain M. Banks's new Culture novel, Surface Detail.
^This, minus the finished part.
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Terragent » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:22 pm

Hope you're enjoying it so far. ;)

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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Atticus » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:13 pm

Currently about halfway through Felicia's Journey. It's a tad dry but not bad.
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by onewaystreet » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:25 am

Starting the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood tonight, as well as reading the first Oedipus play.

Probably shoulda started this one earlier, seeing as I need to have it finished by Friday, but whatever>_>
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Re: What is WWN reading right now?

Post by Terragent » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:58 am

Just finished The Word For World Is Forest by Ursula Le Guin. Two things come to mind:

1) James Cameron is a god damn plagiarist
2) Le Guin's a much better author when she doesn't preach

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