Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Aduiavas Ida, Jan 27, 2018.
Reading Douglas Adam's 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency'
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson ... which is why I've been so quiet lately.
Almost done, I'm at the beginning of the climax at the end.
Aaaahhh! Oathbringer is SO GOOD!
I will have to put Oathbringer on my list.
First, should I finish the Mistborn series first, having read the first six or two trilogies worth?
Second, I am told my obituary will read, "He was crushed by the stack of books on his headboard he meant to get around to reading some day."
I'm not reading fantasy right now (that doesn't happen often)! I'm reading a WWI mystery called the Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey.
Currently reading Dry by Neal Shusterman.
Yikes, this book is so plausible, it's scary.
And it's prompted wary glances at my water bottle more than once
Is it about our water supply going away?
Not the entire world's, but a large portion of Southern California
And it's scary what these people will do for a drop of water
I am both reading something new and rereading an old favourite (because I'm a weirdo that always has two books on the go at a time)
Re-read: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (in preparation for the show)
New read: Deadhouse Landing by Ian C. Esselmont
*looks at her 3 currently reading books*
nope, not weird at all
Excellent! I usually get a look reserved for someone who has just tried to summon the Dark One when I say this. I knew I was in the right place with this community!
I'm reading The Shadow Roads by Sean Russell. It's a traditional Sword and Sorcery book which is what I usually read.
I finished the Pale Horseman last night. It's an historical history book about 800 AD England. The Saxons and British are fighting each other and quickly erasing the Roman ruins in their midst when the Norsemen and Vikings attack. The warring kingdoms have to learn to work together before they die together!
I'm reading Arresting God in Kathmandu (great title), a collection of short stories in English by Nepali author Samrat Uphadyay that I bought while in the country.
Space by Penny Reid
...I might have actually finished it this morning. But I'm going to be re-reading it when I head to bed later, so I figure that makes it kind of an in-progress deal, no?
Started Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss this morning.
I didn't realize this book existed until the Kindle store offered me the trilogy for like three bucks. It was a great find! What are you thinking of it, Thaddius?
Adanys, have you by chance read The Parable of the Sower? It's a similar premise plus some mystical elements. And it's also set in California.If you're interested in sort of near-future speculative fiction you might find it's up your alley! Although after Dry you might want to take a break from downer-time and re-read Harry Potter or something. It's a rough experience, but I really, really liked it. But then I'm kind of obsessed with Octavia Butler, so YMMV.
On that note: currently reading Patternmaster ... by Octavia Butler.
I am veeeery slowly re-reading Lord of the Rings right now (just starting the Two Towers) as well as doing a re-read of A Memory of Light. Most of my reading these days is for school.
I enjoyed it a lot. I read the book, then listened to the audiobook after it since it was read by the author. It's quite a strange book, but I enjoyed it a lot.
@Bracken Farthyne The Parable of the Sower is amaaaazing. As is all of Butler's work. I love Octavia Butler so much.
La ciudad y los perros by Mario Vargas Llosa
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