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Finally finished King of Scars. The ending dragged on, in my opinion. I get it was setting up for the sequel, but the dramatic reveal fell flat after the drawing out of the finale.
 

ladyB

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I'm not reading anything yet but I'm going to the library to pick out a book today. The book I am DEBATING reading is called "Room" its good, about a little boy and his mom who are trapped in a secret bunker that his dad forces them to stay in for his entire life and the rest is up to you to find out.
 

Crayons

to Chaos
I listened to Jane Eyre on audio. Glad I waited till now, because I would not have appreciated it as a teen when they try to force classics onto you. But I really enjoyed it. Now I'm listening to Wuthering Heights because why not do all the Brontes in one go?

And in physical books I'm reading the 3rd book in N K Jemisin's Fifth Season trilogy. (The exact title escapes me.) I just started this one but I know it will be good because books 1&2 were fantastic and well deserving of the hype and awards. If you want fantasy fiction that isn't swords n dragons stuff I recommend checking it out, it's truly unique.
 

nuees

New Member
Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
He's the same author of The Little Prince.
It's really nice, the setting is fascinating, makes you wanna jump on a vintage plane and just fly wherever the wind takes you.
 
Currently reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. I love the inner conflict of Raskolnikov, and I find it all very fascinating.
 

4eyedintrovert

Junior Member
Currently RE-reading Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer. This is my fav series, despite chapters 14 & 21, (I'm really squeamish when it comes to blood).

I'm also reading Split Second by David Baldacci (one of my fav crime writers).

And Don't Blink by James Patterson. Patterson doesn't really represent mental illness very well but I try and stay open-minded; I still like it all the same.
 

Sombra. Lover

Former coder and tour guide for RpN
I am finally reading sorcerers stone. I'm not done with it, yet I'm always busy and can't find time to read it, but ill try to finish it by either this month or next month
 

Kahir

New Member
Since The Witcher got a TV series adaptation, I am rereading the books.
And honestly, I am enjoying them so much :) I read that book series when I was a child, and the nostalgia really hits back when doing so. I'll probably do the same with other book series.

However, at the same time, I am reading "Of Human Bondage", by W. Somerset Maugham. It is a good classic that, unfortunately, I believe that's very underrated. It talks about human "disabilities" and how late victorian/early edwardian society viewed them, but it is also an amazing psychological case study on the human race and how we interact with eachother.
 

SashaAlexandra

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I'm currently listening to an audiobook, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn.

I've been trying to find the book for years but alas I couldn't come across it easily, so I downloaded Audible. I'm almost finished it and I highly recommend it.
 

Grey

Commie Menace
The Shadow Saint, by Gar Hanrahan - sequel to The Gutter Prayer.
Good read. Nothing ground-breaking, but solid weird fantasy. A bit like China Mieville with the sharp edges filed down.
 

Lioness075

Everyone's fighting some battle of their own.
I've recently noticed I have a hard time tracking letters if they're black on white paper, so unless a book prints with the light brown paper, I have to listen to audiobooks. I already read this book and its sequel a year or two ago, but I'm listening to Carve the Mark on Audible.
 
I'm currently listening to an audiobook, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn.

I've been trying to find the book for years but alas I couldn't come across it easily, so I downloaded Audible. I'm almost finished it and I highly recommend it.
I've recently noticed I have a hard time tracking letters if they're black on white paper, so unless a book prints with the light brown paper, I have to listen to audiobooks. I already read this book and its sequel a year or two ago, but I'm listening to Carve the Mark on Audible.
I totally support the idea that listening to audiobooks counts as reading. I can't read traditionally while in vehicles (trains, buses, etc.) because I get major headaches if I do. Audiobooks have been my lifesaver on my commute.
 

Sombra. Lover

Former coder and tour guide for RpN
Audio books in my opinion is Great, only if you are doing something like napping. If you do it while writing, or messing with your hands, it might mess you up. (My opinion, but people hate my opinion...)
 

Kazami42

Skeletal soldier and vamp #1,128,300 reporting in.
American military history volume I: the forging of a Nation, 1775 - 1917.
I also have the second one. I'm also reading quora still. I started looking up questions for people's opinions on the Fedorov Avtomat, and soon after "quora madness" took hold. The act of scrolling down one when done, and opening another question it displays at the bottom in a list of other questions associated to the one you're reading. I opened up 1 more thing, read it, opened five more, open another after being done with that one... One thing led to another, and now I'm somehow spammed with fifty tabs varying from the Titanic, to the winter war, to some random crap about Kane from command and conquer. Somebody please help me. It happens every time, and takes from a few days to a month to read through and shut them all off.

I prefer owning my books physically, or recording an audio version, because otherwise it reminds me of gaming. TFW you buy a full price game collection but don't have internet and the CD is a music one, and by the time you get internet the code doesn't work. Then I lost the CD through the family car being roflstomped. I can now understand more clearly why people just pirate this stuff. That, and the predatory crap companies and publishers love doing.

I also plan on reading the novel war of the worlds at some point after this. Around that time I would be reading more articles. I am interested in the fields of robotics, by extension androids, and just bionic enhancements. It's been a year since I've went back to finding every remote possible thing I can find with those in particular. It takes quite some time to find something actually new, or isn't someone reporting on something half a year or more late. Not exactly all that interested in looking up AI, but I usually get alot of material to read whenever I do bother with it.
 

FliesandSpiders

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I'm in the midst of rereading An Absolute Scandal by Penny Vincenzi.
It has to do with a bunch of Names from Lloyds losing money during the 1980s due to asbestosis claims. It also includes a bunch of family drama.
Probably going to reread Lord of the Rings next.
 

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