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September 23rd, 2010 #443
I have a huge to-read pile which seems to be getting bigger, whether it's new books ro ones I want to eventually re-read. I've just finished reading Enduring Love by Ian McEwan... what a brilliant book.
Currently I'm reading:
- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
- Tigers Are Better Looking by Jean Rhys
- Othello by William Shakespeare (for my English literature class)
- The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
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Not reading any novels right now. I'm reading short fiction. Asimov's, Analog and Fantasy and Science Fiction magazines.
I have also found that I really like listening to audio PodCasts on the web of short fiction. Mostly Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror. Some fine podCasts for this are Escape Pod, Pod Castle, Pseudo Pod and Starship Sofa which is a Pod Cast Magazine that has poetry, stories and science fact articles in audio. Also Starship Sofa is the first Podcast to win a Hugo Award. It's worth looking into.
September 24th, 2010 #445
Now also reading Anton Hansen Tammsaare's "Truth and Justice" volumes I, II and IV for literature class, what a pain.
October 5th, 2010 #446
October 5th, 2010 #447
Eh, been a while, might as well update. (Update, procrastinate... po-tay-to, po-tah-to...)
Most Recently Finished:
Rampant, by Diana Peterfreund. Most storybooks portray unicorns as wise and gentle, even sparkly and whimsical. Astrid's mother, however, insists that they were in fact bloodthirsty carnivores with venomous horns - further insisting that one of their ancestors led the last great unicorn hunt that wiped them out a couple hundred years ago. So who's right? Astrid, a high school sophomore, learns the hard way, when a unicorn nearly kills her boyfriend. Needless to say, it wasn't the least bit gentle or in any way whimsical. Before she knows it, she's shipped off to Rome, where a desperate attempt to locate worthy hunters - virgin females descended from specific ancestors, who display preternatural skills in dealing with the beasts - is underway.
Worth reading for the concept - which draws on global unicorn mythos, in which unicorns were often far less sweet and gentle than modern media depicts them - though the story itself hit some lulls and hitches.
Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest. Steampunk, zombies, and turn-of-the-century Seattle, according to the cover and reviews... I just started it, so it's much too early to say just how I feel about it. I have read books that started faster, though, I'll say that much...
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October 5th, 2010 #448
Currently reading Metro 2033.
Btw, is Russian very hard to translate to English? Because the sentence structures seem a bit off most of the time.
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October 5th, 2010 #451
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October 6th, 2010 #452
vineris I re-read Carpe Jugulum last month, one of the best I reckon. I'm just finishing Unseen Academicals his latest one, it's ok, it introduces new characters and it's based on football so it's a bit more difficult to get into.
Reading Thud! next
October 6th, 2010 #453
I haven't picked up Unseen Academicals yet, partly because I'm not into sports and partly because I'm not into the wizards as much. But the new Tiffany Aching book's just come out so I'll be getting that soon.
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October 16th, 2010 #454
October 16th, 2010 #455
Recently finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Really liked it, will read the next one soon.
Currently on the go:
"Generation A" by Douglas Coupland
"Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (that's been on the back burner for a while, dunno why)