What are you reading?

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  1. nodamagedone

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    nsh221 Was reporting people for talking about books in the netflix thread - so I thought I'd start a books thread. I'm currently reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Not too far in, but so far it's pretty good. Can't wait to see how (if) all of the treads weave together.
     
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    Aww christ. I shared my bed with infinite jest for longer than most girlfriends, on several occasions, and have yet to finish it. Those fucking footnotes. I was reading http://harpers.org/archive/2013/11/the-man-who-saves-you-from-yourself/ earlier. nice article about psychology of cults. I have been slogging through The Confidence Man by Melville for a few weeks now. Reinventing Fire by Amory Lovins is my serious reading and Richard Brautigan is my for fun stuff. Nice idea starting this up.
     
  6. mtalley999

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    Been reading the Sword of Truth series. I think Pillars of Creation is up next. Also reading Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, given that the little one just arrived.
     
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    "The Audacity of Hops" by Tom Acitelli: criminally awful title, but a pretty solid overview of the history of the craft beer industry nonetheless.
    "Wither" by JG Passarella: horror, too early to tell if it's any good.
    "The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and It's Analysis" by Ian Brady: pretentious, self serving navel-gazing by "The Moors Murderer", the horrendous child killer Mr Brady. I checked it out mainly for Colin Wilson's introduction.
    "The Poems of Herman Melville" by Melville and Douglas Robillard: Melville is one of my favorite authors but I've never read his poetry.
     
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  9. landrewg

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    ehammond1: Lonesome Dove is great. I have read it three times. The mini series followed the book pretty closely and is great also.
    Larry McMurtry is one of my favorites.
     
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    I just finished book 2 of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn trilogy (The Well of Ascension) and started book 3, The Hero of Ages, last night. I really enjoy Sanderson's work. It's a pity I couldn't get more then 4 books into The Wheel of Time because I really wanted to read Sanderson's books at the end of the series.
     
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    Just started listening to the audiobook version of Richard Dawkins' 'The Magic of Reality' in the car/while doing things around the house.

    Reading real paper: Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, a few random McSweeny's issues and Salinger's Franny & Zooey. Next up is probably Celine's Journey to the End of the Night. Non-fiction wise probably Douglas Rushkoff's Present Shock.

    Eternally reading Raymond Carver short stories over and over

    As for David Foster Wallace, I still haven't picked up Infinite Jest but I read Brief Interviews with Hideous Men recently and thought it was really fantastic.
     
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    Working on Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain and My Education by William S. Burroughs.

    ehammond1 should check this one out when you have time, I've heard good things.
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    forever waiting for book 3 of Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles, WHEN IS IT COMING OUT?!

    Just read the first two books in Joe Abercrombie's first trilogy, and Scott Lynch's Locke Lamora series.
     
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    If you like that this will blow your mind! [​IMG]
     
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    Splendid taste!
     
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    Yup. That's my second favorite of all time!
     
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    Here is one I read recently that was excellent.

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    This book is constantly stuck in my head due to reading it almost every night to mu daughter.
     
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    Just finished Smiley's people by John le Carre, and now digging into Darkness take my hand by Dennis Lehane. Grim grim grim. Really enjoy le Carre's take on the spy game.

    Putting off starting one hundred years of solitude until the winter...
     
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