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I'm reading Honore De Balzac's Lost Illusions .
It's quite good.
To summarize the summary of the summary : people are the problem.
Look to windward
by Iain M Banks
i´m only on page 30 but so far so good.
I just finished reading a book on John Adams as well as American Sphinx, a book about Thomas Jefferson. Conclusion, I like Adams much better than Jefferson. They were both amazing men though with incredible intellects. I am now reading Founding Fathers (I am on a early American kick) as well as Will Durant's book Christ to Caesar. The latter is about the history of the Roman Empire. I also just wrapped up the latest book in the Series of Unfortunate Events book series, though those books go so fast they hardly count. I love to read, and I love history books.
For art books I recently bought Rembrandt: The Painter at Work. It was pretty interesting. It has some great reproductions in it as well.
On the list to read:
Cryptonomicon - Stephenson
Quicksilver - Stephenson
Truman - McCullough
Eisenhower - Ambrose
Heroes of History - Durant
The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide - Adams
this...and the third book(10 books..serie) of the fantasy saga called: "The Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan and ne to that..the Hobbit by J R R Tolkien...and of both I'm making concept art..eeh..fanart...scenes and characters and stuff, fun thing to do..
I need to get drawing more
Help to stimulate me in doing so at my sketchbook!
in my backback i have il principe by macchiavelli
entertainment wise, i just re-read r.a. salvatore's legacy of the drow series (yeah, cheesy fantasy all the way!)
umm... its kind of strange right now, only two books im reading. usually, its at least three books im reading at a time (well, not simultaneously, you get the point).
anyone have some good fantasy literature hints for me? english language preferred. :chug:
A collection of H.P. Lovecraft
Random art books and magazines.
Currently I am reading:
Deepsix by Jack McDevitt
The book so far is pretty good (only about a quarter of the way through.) Recently, I have been reading many books. Some good, others bad. This one has been one of the not so good ones.
An amazing book I finished last night was:
The New Madrid Run by Michael Reisig
I am really into the post apocalyptic/ending of the world books. I really enjoy reading about the fallout and how people live/stirve/survive.
A series I have almost finished (they did not have the last book) is the Fire-us series:
Fire-us by Nancy Butcher
Although not my favorite series, it was an enjoyable one. The book is aimed toward the less hardcore science fiction readers, and I found it to be a little under my level. Even with that, it had an interesting turn of events.
And to top it off, my favorite series read recently:
Tommorow When the War Began by John Marsden (Marsden's Series)
This series of books told an AMAZING story of a group of teenagers that find a race of people taking over their home town in Australia while they were away partying in the woods. I really, really reccomend this series.
I finished Dean Koontz's "Odd Thomas" A couple of weeks ago. Good book. But almost all his books rock.
Also just finished H.P.Lovecraft's short story "Dreams in the witch-house" Love H.P.'s stuff. He's hard to read some times but he writes very eerie stories.
Ahh, McDevitt. I like his stuff. If you like Deepsix, you'll love Chindi
To summarize the summary of the summary : people are the problem.
The Neutronium Alchemist - Second book in the nights Dawn trilogy by Peter F Hamilton. Lots of sci-fi goodness (And lots of stuff I'd like to draw. Mabey in 5 or 6 years i'll have the required madskills )
The Subtle Knife - Second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. It is also rocking my socks.
I'm just about done with The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Next I'll be reading A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. On the side I'm trying to read two books by Harold Speed, The Practice and Science of Drawing and Oil Painting Techniques and Metarials.
well i started to read http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...threadid=18342 but didn't finish
MrMojo: Hey awesome, thanks man. I have a week off from school next week, so plenty of time to read. I picked up the Deepsix book because the cover looked pretty . After looking in the back, I realized I had read another one of his books, Moonfall. I think I'll look into that book you recomended.
Sinkywinky: The Dark Materials is an excellent series. I absolutely loved it (or so I remember, I don't remember what it was about though )
davi: "How to keep an idiot occupied."
Just finished Robert McCammon's Ushers Passing the other night..
About halway through Robert Holdstock's Celtica right now. So far not as inpressed as I thought I'd be. But, I am a huge fan of Holdstock. His Mythago Wood and Lavondyss books are still some of my favorite yarns.. maybe why I am so tolerant of Celtica?
I also belong to www.audible.com and listen to books a lot durning the day at work. Been revisiting Stephen King's Dark Tower series in audio format and am now listening to the most recent book, The Wolves of Calla. I had forgotten how much I liked those stories... probably because it has taken him so long to release a new book in the series. Not much of a King fan but the Dark Tower is great. Two more are coming out this year and the series will be done. Happy times
After I am done with that audio book, I have Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials ready to queue up so I am set. I've read them before, but when I saw the audio version available I knew I needed it. Good stuff!
"Standards for Visual Art" and "The Stone of Delmarr".
I'm 3/4 finishing through Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. A fascinating read that entails the migration of large societies of ancient times. We're talking about about pre-history and early history stuff here folk.
I think I might pick up the Da Vinci Code after hearing so many great things. As well I'd like to read 'The Trouble with Islam' by a local (Canadian!) celebrity political pundit.
i just finished book 2 of Wheel of time.... at about 100 in book 3 (the dragonreborn)
awsome series if you like the fantasy ( knights, wizzards, ect) genre... im hooked on them and i still got 7 more books to read
just finished Lullaby,, just started survivor..
Palahniuk is completely addictive!
STEPHEN HUNTER....POINT OF IMPACT....3rd time
"The function of art is to stop us and take us out of our skin,
Unveiling the spirit's pure nakedness without beginning or end.
These dialogues of Maker and Seer weave together matter with soul,
Consecrating the practice of art as speech of the ineffable." ~ALEXgrey
....fear the munky
julian may's 'the many coloured land', wizard's first rule (terry goodkind for anyone who's had a bag over their head since childhood), rider's to the midnight sun - marc llewellyn, lost - gregory maquire, thomas de quincey's 'the pleasures and pains of opium (for a bit of non fiction). :p
art is fun and addictive. like coffee. I like coffee too.
Am currently half way through American Gods by Neil Gaiman. After that I want to go back and finish The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe.
.: I am a Middle Class Member :.
I just finished some Forgotten Realms books as in "Elaine Cunningham", And right now Im reading "The Great Dialogues Of Plato" By Plato. I was planning on next reading "Mein Kampf" By Adolf Hitler, dont ask, my Dad gave it to me for some reason.
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I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled "Poets" to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.(Socrates)
The Zombie Survival Guide : Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Everything i can get my hands on from Dean Koontz. Lastly finished "Strangers" which was a good book. Reading Lightning now.
Strangers - Dean Koontz
The Face - Dean Koontz
American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis
stuff on tizian, michelangelo and rubens
davi, you kidder. Lol.
gekitsu - the first book I mention here...:
Recently finished China Mieville's Perdido Street Station. I'm not usually into fantasy, but that guy's imagination and colorful style blew my mind. Wanted to check out Stephen Baxter (hard science) afterwards. Read Time (of the Manifold series). That book read like dry cardboard compared to Mieville.
C.J. Cherryh has written about how Fritz Lieber's works has influenced her writing. Found it interesting since I greatly enjoy her sf-stuff. So I got ahold of the Lieber compilation The First Book of Lankhmar and have read the first three stories of that book (The Snow Women, The Unholy Grail, Ill Met in Langhmar). It's ok. It has a bit of a been there, done that-feeling to it, but that's probably because of all the people who came after - not what came before. So what's next? Maybe it's time for at comic. Uhm, let's say Shutterbug Follies by Jason Little. Then Red Thunder by John Varley, Explorer by C.J. Cherryh. Hey, maybe some non-genre stuff will turn up, who knows.
As for non-fiction: Don Seegmiller's Digital Character Design & Painting. Plakatens Mester (book on danish poster-artist Sven Brash). Chip Kidd by Véronique Vienne. And finally Chris Ware's The Acme Novelty Datebook. That is one cool book I tell'ya.
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I'm reading Flash MX 2004 Actionscript Training from the Source and
PHP & MySQL Development.
"Tangled Webs" the second book in the Daughter of the Drow series by Elaine Cunningham. Darn good reads.
Why am I in this handbasket, and where am I going?