Jump to content

DRAGONMOUNT

A WHEEL OF TIME COMMUNITY
redarm

What are you reading?

Recommended Posts

I bought Martian Chronicles for a long plane flight and haven't finished it yet. (Surprisingly enough this is my first independantly read Ray Bradbury book...verdict is still out.)

 

I am currently reading "Citizens: A History of the French Revolution" and "Seige of Mecca: The Attack on Islams Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Queuda"

 

Both are fascinating and highly recommended!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally finished Paolini's Ineritance. Took a long time to complete due to the birth of my second child and recovery from a recent surgery. Funny thing is I thought I would get a ton of reading done during my down time but the meds I was on made me nauseous whenever I read more than a page or so.

 

Not sure where I will go next. I might start my WOT re-read in preperation for the release of the conclusion. Or Maybe I'll read Pillars of the Earth. It's been on my shelf for like a year now. Tempted to re-read The Hobbit and TLoTR as well after rewatching the movies while confined to my couch. Lots of choices.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. Currently have Name of the Wind and Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, The Many Deaths of The Black Company by Glen Cook siting on my shelf. Also have King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence and Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson shipping from Amazon shortly.

 

Oh the choices...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally finished Paolini's Ineritance. Took a long time to complete due to the birth of my second child and recovery from a recent surgery. Funny thing is I thought I would get a ton of reading done during my down time but the meds I was on made me nauseous whenever I read more than a page or so.

I've been waiting for the ebook price to come down for a while now and finally decided to just buy it, so I am just starting it as well.

 

Just finished Alloy of Law so I'm finally caught up on Mistborn and after Inheritence I got the Night Angel Trilogy from the library to read.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right now, I am reading Dragonmount.com -> Social Community -> General Discussion -> What are you reading?

 

(Sorry, bad joke.)

 

Actually, I am re-reading The Mirror Crack'd, an Agatha Christie mystery that I originally read when I was in high school. I also just finished The Spear by Louis de Wohl, which is a novel that re-tells the crucifixion of Jesus, but does so from the point of view of characters who are only briefly mentioned in the gospel accounts in the Bible (e.g., a Roman centurion, a young Jewish woman caught in adultery, and the wife of the Roman procurator). I thought it was very good, though most likely it would not appeal much to non-Christians or to anyone who is not familiar with the gospel stories.

Edited by Paul H

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished The Name of the Wind and I'm halfway through Wise Man's Fear. Great books, I'm flying through them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished The Name of the Wind and I'm halfway through Wise Man's Fear. Great books, I'm flying through them.

 

Finished those recently too. Wish I would have waited til all 3 were out...hate waiting for the next book. Good stuff.

 

Reading the first book of the Malazan series now. It's a bit disjointed and an unusual style. There are parts I'm really into and other not so much. About 40% into. Has a TON of promise though. Interesting world so far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished The Pillars of the Earth last week. Fantastic book. Definitely have to pick up Follet's sequel.

 

I've spent the last week doing a little professional reading, preparing for the upcoming fall sports season(I am a soccer coach on the side). A book on the 4-3-3 system of play and the I finally got around to reading the curiculum put out by US soccer. Nothing really new there but interesting anyway.

 

Now I am back to reading purely for pleasure. I am beginning my WoT reread. I am going to start with New Spring. I always recommend reading this book later but I feel the desire to do it chronologically this time as this will be a complete series read, beginning to glorious end.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On to "King of Thorns" by Mark Lawrence. This guy can flat out write. It's so nice to read "fast paced" fantasy in which the prose isn't totally dumbed down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished New Spring and have continued my reread with The Eye of the World. Decided I'd give myself a few weeks for each book. Hopefully it won't take that much time but life doesn't really allow for long reading sessions right now. Anyway, 12 books at two weeks apiece puts me into early February for completion. Not bad. A few weeks to spare before A Memory of Light comes out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reading the author Joe Abercrombie, guy does the least heroic heroes I've ever read.

 

Just finished reading "Call the Midwife"for a bookclub. Worth a read if you can get it, and don't mind graphic details about childbirth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just tackled The Hunger Games trilogy. Not perfect, but very good in many respects. I'm still letting myself process the final book. I'm a bit older than its targeted audience, but after hearing so much about it (and positive things as well from some reviewers I respect) I thought I'd look into what teens are reading these days.

Edited by Agitel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a post all typed out, turns out tapatalk doesn't like me much and deleted it for me....marvellous.

Just read ~

Nikki Sixx. The Heroin Diaries. - amazing. Brutal, honest and insane. Wow.

 

Reading ~

Brandon Sanderson ~ Warbreaker & Way of the Kings - enjoying both so far, seem easily distracted right now though so slow going. Children return to school tomorrow so hopefully will pick up the pace a little again!

 

Trudi Canavan ~ the Magicians Apprentice. - enjoying this. Its a sort of Prequel to the black magician trilogy which I also liked. Not epic or complex, but still a good plot with likeable characters. (And detestable ones too!) Hope the ending doesn't fall flat and ruin it.

 

To Read.

Michael Sullivan's The Riyria Revelations, have these on my kindle and have been meaning to get around to them for a while.

Joe Abercrombie. - likewise, been on my kindle for what feels like forever. (I've had my kindle since xmas, but its now a limb. Remove it from my grasp at your peril) so, I shall read those too.

Also have a Michael Morecock anthology to read, a friend has lent it to me so that will probably be first to be read, simply to give him feed-back, and his book returned too.

Lastly, while I await my copy of Jacqueline Careys 'dark currents' (thank you Signedpage.com <3) I shall revist Kushiel trilogy 1 & 2, and also naamah, any excuse to delve back into the world of Terre D'Ange!!

 

So there you have it!! :)

 

~ Love as Thou Wilt ~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished Mark Lawrence "King of Thorns". This guy is a solid writer, one of the better new entries in the fantasy category to my mind. Strong prose and a very interesting premise in the world he has built. He has these casually brilliant moments of writing that are a huge breath of fresh air in this genre. Can't recommend it enough.

 

Switching gears a bit and trying out "The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon. Have always found him rough going in the past but have been told I need to give it another shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am reading a crown of swords, book 7 of the wheel of time series.

I hope to finish the whole wheel of time series before the release of a memory of lights.

Very Nice, just keep reading........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...