What are you reading 2.0

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Aduiavas Ida, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records Historian Forum Moderator

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    I need to read Octavia Butler. I haven't gotten around to her yet for some reason.

    I'm currently reading Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente. It's pretty hilarious so far. Eurovision in space.
     
  2. Ashara Koh'inor

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    I usually read in 3's because what I pick up depends on my mood. So, currently I am reading:
    1. The Road to Little Dribbling by, Bill Bryson
    2. The Lost City of the Monkey God by, Douglas Preston
    3. The Secret Garden (because I read it every spring)

    I am listening to:
    1. My Family and Other Animals
    2. A Memory of Light
     
  3. Thaddius al'Guy

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    I'm halfway through my mystery book. Now. Once I finish in probably the next few days I'll give my thoughts on it.
     
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    Thaddius it is making me so curious what book it is.
     
  5. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Gonna pick up The Mad Potter: George E. Ohr by Greenberg and Jordan tonight.
     
  6. Thaddius al'Guy

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    I'm 215 of 396 pages done with the book. I was hoping to be done by today, but I got busy with other stuff. I'd like to be done by Saturday just for the sake of it.
     
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    It certainly is strange! Did you know there was a TV series? It only got two seasons, but I feel like they captured Adams's mix of humor and the bizarre pretty well. I think it's on Netflix, but it might be Hulu instead. (I have both and can never recall on which one I watched any specific thing.) Did you see it?

    :fistbump Ugh, I know, she's so great. When I was having my story hangover from Talents I googled about a little, and I found out there is actually a group that's trying to make Earthseed happen as an actual religion. I was legit tempted to join.

    You super do, Tallan Sedai! And now is a great time to start, because the Patternist series just got picked up by -- I wanna say Amazon? Some streaming service, I can't remember. So there will hopefully be a show. Nnedi Okorafor, a more recent afrofuturist writer, is doing the screenplays. I'm excited to see that they got someone who actually writes in that genre to work on it. And I've read a couple short stories by her -- I wanna say it's the reason why I found Octavia Butler, in fact. I stumbled on her novella Binti and thought it was such a nice break from the sameyness of a lot of scifi writing.

    Kiiinda wish it was the Parable books, but that story was technically unfinished—she had planned a third book, but got writer's block and went on to work on other things, and it was unfinished when she passed away. I think both books are satisfying in themselves, but it's a lot less content to work with than Patternist, which was, what, four books? Five? And that has an ending, so I guess I get it. Still, Parable is extremely topical right now despite being written in 1993 (I think). In the book there's a demagogue running for president with the slogan "make America great again." :eek

    Butler was the Nostradamus of our age, you can't convince me otherwise, and oh by the way we're all screwed. :lol
     
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    I adored the first Binti, but thought it went downhill from there. I managed to finish the second, but I couldn't get through the third.
     
  9. Tazren Talamar

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    I'm reading The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards. Pretty nice urban fantasy. Reminds me a lot of Dresden Files, but with a more sympathetic protagonist.
     
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    Reading my usual Black Library Warhammer 40k fiction. I have a book from a friend that was written by a friend of his about life as a pro wrestler up next.
     
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    I've just started the new Virgil Flowers book by John Sandford. :)
     
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    I just picked up the White Princess by Philippa Gregory. I like historical fiction. I haven't started it yet but I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.
     
  13. Erin al'Denael

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    Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs is published as of today! I read chapter 1 in bed this morning, and the struggle to not find a corner to read (since work, and after school stuff) will keep me from the book for many hours yet. :look

    ...planning time today, that book is coming out! :|
     
  14. Tatiane Arvaignin

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    I'm about to embark on one of my many re-reads of an old book called 'The Road to Avalon' by Joan Wolf (a surprisingly realistic and historically well-integrated version of the Arthurian story). I have had an affection for Arthuriana since I was quite young, and this is my favorite, but I also re-read it when I feel my writing needs a bit of a boost - I read it first when I was fourteen and it became part of the little collection of books I consider models of absolutely gorgeous prose which I wish I could have produced.

    I can't, alas, but it encourages the attempt!

    Ooh. Good luck, Erin Sedai! It's an exquisite torment, being separated from your book by this pesky RL stuff.
     
  15. Jocasta Braithe

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    I'm adding this to my "to read" list.
     
  16. Tatiane Arvaignin

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    Do let me know if you read it and wish to discuss; always up for a good book chat.
     
  17. Jocasta Braithe

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    My to read list is sort of enormous and insurmountable, lol. But if it comes to the top soon, I will certainly let you know. :)
     
  18. Tatiane Arvaignin

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    I relate to this statement.

    *glances guiltily at the partially finished copy of the Essex Serpent on the bookshelf*
     
  19. Alenya Al'Roran

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    I have been watching the show New Amsterdam, so I decided to pick up the book it was based on, Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer. It's definitely worth a read, especially if you have any sort of interest in American healthcare. He made it very easy to digest. I should finish tonight, which means I'll have to find something else to keep me occupied until Jordan L Hawk's next book drops on Friday.
     
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    Lol, I am so confused because I thought New Amsterdam was a show about a paranormal crime fighting, immortal dude born in the 17th century.