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What are you reading at the moment?

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Post by AdamH » May 22nd, 2011, 2:30 am

I used to read a lot but haven't so much lately (particularly with me watching more films).

I'm reading the Alan Sugar autobiography. I'm sure others will have far more interesting book they're reading...

(No replies of 'I'm reading this topic' please ;) )

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Post by Knaldskalle » May 22nd, 2011, 3:20 am

I'm currently reading "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. It's not bad, a little different from all the movie/TV adaptations that I've seen.

Before that it was "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad, which was hard to read but totally worth it, a great work of literature.
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Post by mightysparks » May 22nd, 2011, 5:08 am

I'm reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This is because I wanted to rewatch Blade Runner, since I hated it and I 1) should've loved it and 2) don't remember it at all. I used to love reading as a kid, but as I got older, I got more impatient and turned to movies instead :P. Anyway, a few months ago I got this brilliant idea of [personal stuff coming up] just reading when I'm on the toilet. Took me 3 months to finish the last book - Brave New World - but I at least am getting some read :)
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Post by amief » May 22nd, 2011, 6:31 am

i'm currently reading the shining, let's talk about kevin and the lost symbol.

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Post by LarsC » May 22nd, 2011, 9:37 am

I'm reading Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. I'm mostly reading while travelling by bus so this will take forever to read.

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Post by Kasparius. » May 22nd, 2011, 4:54 pm

I'm reading Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. I'm trying to get an education by reading all the major film critics.

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Post by VincentPrice » May 22nd, 2011, 7:55 pm

Just started True Grit and I'm in the middle of Your Movie Sucks by Roger Ebert.

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Post by ormazd » May 22nd, 2011, 8:00 pm

The Autobiography of Mark Twain.

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Post by chemosh6969 » May 22nd, 2011, 9:01 pm

The Big Book of Thugs

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Post by swoon » May 23rd, 2011, 5:49 pm

augustus by john williams. it is pretty wonderful so far.

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Post by Alberto » May 23rd, 2011, 6:29 pm

Touching from a Distance by Deborah Curtis. Almost finished it.

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Post by tourdesb » May 23rd, 2011, 10:29 pm

La Gagne by Bernard Lenteric.
I'm trying to read all his books but unfortunately most of them are extremely hard to find.
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Post by SanderO » May 24th, 2011, 9:48 am

The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino and when I am not in the mood for that I'm reading through a biography of Kubrick (forgot the auhor's name).

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Post by NoodlesPupkin » May 25th, 2011, 2:16 am

Currently reading a swedish Film History book by an old swedish film producer/writer/professor in film theory by the name Rune Waldekranz. The first one begins with 1880-1920, explaining the very first beginning of cinema to Chaplin I believe. Then there are two other books about 1920-1940 and the last one 1940-1990.
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Post by George Bailey » May 29th, 2011, 12:03 am

I am currently reading this discussion

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Post by tommy_leazaq » June 7th, 2011, 7:04 am

Not right now, but planned to read "Witness for Prosecution" by Agatha Christie today.

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Post by Knaldskalle » June 7th, 2011, 9:56 pm

Just started reading "The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut. It seems promising.
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Post by redcard29 » June 12th, 2011, 5:50 pm

For pleasure: The Jungle by Clive Cussler

But as summer classes start tomorrow, I'm also reading Remedies: Cases and Materials.

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Post by LordKinbote » June 26th, 2011, 2:39 am

I've been working my way through the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George RR Martin. I'm about 200 pages into the third one, "A Storm of Swords".

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Post by Mr Hulot » July 11th, 2011, 6:55 pm

The Collected Stories of Franz Kafka

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Post by mightysparks » July 11th, 2011, 7:44 pm

I have finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and am now reading the first Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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Post by Kasparius. » July 11th, 2011, 7:52 pm

A Hundred Years of Japanese Films by Donald Richie and I just ordered his book on Ozu.

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Post by burneyfan » July 11th, 2011, 8:52 pm

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.

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Post by sandrusz » July 11th, 2011, 9:33 pm

LarsC on May 22 2011, 03:37:13 AM wrote:I'm reading Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. I'm mostly reading while travelling by bus so this will take forever to read.
Oh, I have to finish "The Second Sex" too.

Now I'm reading "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger.

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Post by allisoncm » July 11th, 2011, 10:21 pm

I was reading some Jacques Derrida related stuff last month and now I'm involved in one of the movie challenges and barely have time to eat, much less read!!

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Post by beeswax » July 14th, 2011, 10:45 pm

LordKinbote on Jun 25 2011, 08:39:44 PM wrote:I've been working my way through the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by George RR Martin. I'm about 200 pages into the third one, "A Storm of Swords".
I zoomed through those four books last month, too. Well, I zoomed through the first three but found the fourth one a somewhat disappointing slog. Martin seemed to have lost interest, somehow. Which shows further, I guess, in that it's taken him six or seven years to release book #5 (coming out this week).

I'm on the waiting list at the library but not breathless with anticipation any longer.

Right now I'm in the middle of The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters, who wrote Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith. No lesbian love affairs in this one (so far). It is more of an old dark house story.

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Post by allisoncm » July 14th, 2011, 11:09 pm

No lesbian love affairs? :( :( :(

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Post by beeswax » July 14th, 2011, 11:23 pm

allisoncm on Jul 14 2011, 05:09:54 PM wrote:No lesbian love affairs? :( :( :(
I am a bit shocked, myself. Go figure. I have a (straight) friend who hands off her books to me, and it's one of the frequent themes of her purchases. Hence my familiarity with Sarah Waters' oeuvre.

edit: This friend had the effrontery to buy a Kindle recently. It's been very strange to see her lately without being handed a sack of books on which to report back.
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Post by Knaldskalle » July 15th, 2011, 6:23 am

I'm currently reading Master and Margarita by... Erh, something Bulgakov. Sorry, I'm blanking on the first name right now.

I finished Sirens of Titan earlier this month and it's okay, I guess. For a humorous novel it wasn't terribly funny. It wasn't terribly interesting as a sci-fi novel either. I liked Slaughterhouse 5 a lot better.
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Post by LarsC » July 15th, 2011, 4:07 pm

Knaldskalle on Jul 15 2011, 12:23:39 AM wrote:I'm currently reading Master and Margarita by... Erh, something Bulgakov. Sorry, I'm blanking on the first name right now.
I love this book.
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Post by Mr Hulot » July 17th, 2011, 6:25 pm

"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

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Post by Mr Hulot » July 26th, 2011, 6:05 pm

"Spring Snow" by Yukio Mishima

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Post by mightysparks » July 26th, 2011, 9:23 pm

I finished Hitchhikers Guide the other day, and am now reading Fight Club
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Post by Knaldskalle » July 27th, 2011, 3:52 am

mightysparks on Jul 26 2011, 03:23:56 PM wrote:I finished Hitchhikers Guide the other day, and am now reading Fight Club
A slight change, there... :-)
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Post by DeanWindow » August 2nd, 2011, 12:45 am

Currently reading Wise Guy - the book Goodfellas was based on, then moving onto The Godfather.

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Post by timmy_501 » August 2nd, 2011, 4:17 am

mightysparks on Jul 11 2011, 01:44:37 PM wrote:I have finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and am now reading the first Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? earlier this year. I ended up writing a paper on it and Blade Runner in adaptations class. I thought it was pretty great, though obviously quite different from Scott's film. I initially disliked Blade Runner as well, which I think was mostly due to the fact that I was expecting an action movie. Also, I really prefer the Theatrical Cut, which obviously puts me in the minority.

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Post by timmy_501 » August 2nd, 2011, 4:20 am

As for me, I've recently started The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, which is shaping up to be quite great. I'm also reading The Dialogic Imagination by Mikhail Bakhtin again, not sure why I decided to stop reading it a couple of months ago after finishing the first two essays. It's brilliant, probably the best scholarly work I've ever encountered.

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Post by burneyfan » August 7th, 2011, 1:08 am

The Shrimp and the Anemone, the first part of the Eustace and Hilda trilogy by L.P. Hartley. I wanted to read Callow's biography of Charles Laughton next, but I have 46 boxes of books to unpack, and not enough bookshelves (we got rid of a bunch of our most worn-out shelves during the move, and haven't finalized what we're going to do for new shelving). It wasn't in the boxes with "L" books, so that means either my husband put it in the boxes with "C" authors (which involves a whole new box-wrassling endeavor) or it's in one of the dreaded "Miscellaneous" boxes. Soooo...Eustace and Hilda it is.
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Post by Mr Hulot » August 18th, 2011, 11:44 pm

"Exile and the Kingdom" by Albert Camus

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Post by TheRedDeath » August 19th, 2011, 11:17 am

I'm currently reading Le sacré et le profane by Mircea Eliade and Imaginary Homelands by Salman Rushdie.

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