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So, what books are people reading right now? What are they about? What do you think of them? Would you recommend them?

 

I tend to read two or three books at a time. Currently, I'm making my way through the following:
  • The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

I only just started Ishmael, but The Omnivore's Dilemma is very good.

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Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz [:

Right now I have to read the Odyssey and the Iliad for school but even though they are tough to read, they are very interesting

thanks for the tip :)

I'm reading The Maze Runner.  This is my guide for the next Nanowrimo...I'm halfway through the book and very little seems to have happened. I've only dreamed about writing 25,000 words with only 2 things of significance happening.

Don't get me wrong.  I like it thus far, but the plot could use some laxative to move things along.

Technically, I am reading a number of things right now... but the ones that I am more actively reading are the Kite Runner, Dorian Grey, and the Bible

I am rereading the Kite Runner for my blog in which I am attempting to read through most of ALA's banned books list. It is a really good book (as long as you understand certain cultural differences and aren't a bunch of close-minded soccer moms). I want to adopt beginning-of-the-book Hassan really, really badly.

I am also in the middle of reading Dorian Grey. I have seen the movie, but I'm maybe a quarter of the way through the book, and I can already tell that it is super different. Harry/Henry (the names being used interchangeably is confusing to me) makes me want to facepalm everywhere and the book as a whole really makes me want to write an essay. 

I am, very slowly, reading the Bible. I'm reading The New and Old testaments simultaneously. The New testament has proven super slow thus far. Matthew is always pretty cool. I have been meaning to look up some of the Latin terms for some of the things to see all of the possible meanings (one example, I learned in Philosophy class that "the word was Him,"* "word" was logos, a word that English has no real translation for that we spent a whole class period defining. It kind of blew my mind.) and to look up certain sciency things to see what stuff lines up (like the order in which things developed at Earth's beginning).

Whenever Pottermore decides to put up books two, I will start reading the HP books again, but this time, with the Pottermore info alongside it. 

Elven Blade (Nick Perumov)

Dragon Age: The Calling (David Gaider)

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BioShock: Rapture (John Shirley)

They're all very good :) 

If you're a fan of Dragon Age: Origins or BioShock you should read the two later books.

Elven Blade is a continuation of Lord of the Rings. Set 400 years after the Ring was destroyed. Though obviously by an author that is not John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

I'm reading Twilight. Bella is self-hating and manipulative. Edward is a domineering and possibly bipolar. If Stephanie Meyer wanted her characters to be hated, this would make sense, but it's clear that she doesn't. And I'm only a third through the book!

Remind me to never again make wager's where the losing result is equivalent to this. Probably reading The Count of Monte Cristo next. Or Paper Towns. Or The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. 

never know.  book i hated the most while reading: Goodkind's Faith of the Fallen ended in a way to make it one of my favorites.

your list of books to read is pretty impressive though.  hope you can get through the next two thirds quickly so you can get to them.

I just finished Anthem by Ayn Rand, and just started another of her's called We the Living. I would highly recommend Anthem. It's a short book, about 100 pages or so, but nonetheless an incredible read. Basically, it's about this man, Equality 7-2521, who lives in a dystopian society wherein every man is just as equally important as the last - no one is allowed to think for his or herself, basically. Everyone refers to themselves as "we", no one has ever heard the words "I" or "mine" or "my". It's very interesting, I would definitely recommend it. 

Soul of the Fire and the Hunger Games

tess of the dubervilles

the imperfectionist

and the maze runner

Right now I am reading The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. So far it is amazing!

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