Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.
If you choose Les Mis, you'll be reading it for a while
"The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling
Had to see what she would come up with, right? *HP-geek as well*
John Dies At the End
Had not thought of the movie much until I read saw the newest edition of the book at B&N and being intrigued by the sparce details I gleamed from the back cover. I hope it turns out to be a good and fun read.
I thought it was pretty good. The second book - This Book is Full of Spiders - is good as well.
The Ambassadors by Henry James
The Path to the Spiders' Nests by Italo Calvino
Calvino is one of my favorite authors.
The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
The first Discworld novel for children.
About halfway through London Falling by Paul Cornell. It's a bit of a confusing start as you try to figure out the good guys and bad guys but gets better pretty fast. I'm enjoying it.
@King_of_Red_Lions what's Calvino's book about?
been meaning to read calvino. was told to start with "invisible cities". supposed to rearrange the ol' frontal lobe geography a bit
Revelation by Karen Traviss
Going to start Red Country by Joe Abercrombie some time tonight.
YOU HAVENT EVEN READ IT YET!! how could you know if its "amazing" or not? good god, man...
Polybius The Histories IV
How is it?
There is a very real possibility that I'm bothering everyone who reads historical nonfiction so I can get recommendations for books that I write down but never have time to read
Just don't ever read Ammianus Marcillinus' Roman History. God, it's excruciating.
I love it but I'm very biased because I love me some Hannibal.
I do think he has a poetic flair too...
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 by Rick Atkinson. So far it's pretty good, though Atkinson's prose can get a bit too flowery.
Almost finished with the 11th Dresden novel, Turn Coat. Excellent series.
Slowly continuing my reread of Wheel of Time, currently on Path of Daggers. Can already tell how finishing A Memory of Light is affecting my thoughts on particular characters/events.
Oh, and also slowly making my way back through the SW universe, currently about 2/3 of the way through TOR: Deceived.
If all else fails, Livy's History of Rome- what survives of it at least- is a fantastic read, though the accuracy is suspect at times, particularly the Kingdom/Early Republic sections. But still, a fantastic read, and a fascinating insight into how the Roman upper class of the Late Republic/Early Principate mythologized their past.
Reading SW: Scoundrels for fiction and Bird Sense by Tim Birkhead for non-fiction. The latter is definitely recommended if you are interested in birds.
I'm going to read a few small things next, before tackling "Memory of Light" (and THEN rereading the last 6 books of Wheel of Time):
I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus.
The Hound of the Baskervilles. Enjoying it tremendously, fully deserves its standing as the best of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
I particularly enjoy Livy, though as you noted, accuracy in the earlier portions is rather suspect. Still as good or better than anything else for the period, though.
The biography of Mayer Amschel Rothschild.