The 'Currently reading' thread...

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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby AsphodelElysium » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:46 am

Malia wrote:I'm currently reading several books. . .whether I *finish* them or not remains to be seen. The list includes:

Thomas Merton's New Seeds of Contemplation and Books 6 and 7 of the Harry Potter series. . .which I *swear* I will finish someday--especially if I can kick my pathetic HP fan fiction addiction :lol:

You have one of those addictions too? :lol:
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Lolita.Spanky » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:25 pm

Oh noes!!!
Not another HP fanfic-fanatic :lol:

Although, I did download this one on my phone by AJ Hall. It's awesome. Im pretty sure you can find him online. I won't give it away but it's very Neville and Malfoy orientated. :wink:

Im reading Enduring Love by Ian McEwan, but only by force.
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Saturn » Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:13 am

Lolita.Spanky wrote:
Im reading Enduring Love by Ian McEwan, but only by force.


By force? You mean for school?

That's a good novel, give it a chance you may begin to like it.
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Lolita.Spanky » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:22 am

Indeed. Very perceptive.

I should have finished it about 4 weeks ago...I just started the first chapter.
The only reason I don't like reading the book itself is because we are supposed to be thinking of "Whose Reality?" as we read it. It does my head in. :?
Especially since my teacher thinks I have already read the book and insists on getting me to explain everything to the class. I have just sort of been winging it :lol: . He'd cry if he knew.
I'm sure if I was left alone to read the book I would enjoy it much much more.
Plus, I already am in love with the first novel we did - In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't already read it.
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:06 am

Just read and enjoy it and think about all the "academic" stuff later. Ian McEwan is an amazing writer.
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Saturn » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:29 pm

If I'm not mistaken Keats is mentioned in 'Enduring Love' several times.

...or did I dream that?
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Lolita.Spanky » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:49 pm

He is, where else would I have discovered him from? :mrgreen:
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Credo Buffa » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:39 pm

Yes, the woman in the story is a Keats scholar of sorts.

To be honest, that's how I first picked up on Ian McEwan too! :lol:
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Brave Archer » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:33 am

I'm not ready a book, but I just finished Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound. Took all of five minutes. I haven't purchased any books in months, and I am due. Tomorrow, I am picking up Papillon by Henri Charriere and Selected Writings-- Marquis De Sade. I purchased Selected Writing about a year ago and now that I am looking for it I can't find it, so I am rebuying.
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby SidewalkProphet » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:54 pm

I am currently reading the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage, Im on book two which is called Flyte but there are currently 5 in the series with a couple more being written I believe.... yes I know they are meant for kids but Im not a book snob so I reads what I likes lol and I like books with a magical twist so I'm enjoying them :D

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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby BrokenLyre » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:09 am

I am reading a few books when I have time. "Keats the Poet" by Stuart Sperry and "The Best Poems of the English Language" by Harold Bloom (birthday gift). Of the 108 Poets listed in Bloom's book, Keats is given more pages than 97 of them (someting like that....yes I actually counted the pages and compared with all others. Keats is even given more pages than Shakespeare. Interesting. Obviously Bloom also likes Keats as I also have a scholarly book on Keats that Bloom edited.

By the way...have any of you read Tom Clark's "Junkets on a Sad Planet?" I think it is tremendous and unparalleled. Just a remarkably intense read, I think. I wonder what others think. Curious.
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby SidewalkProphet » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:43 pm

I have also just finished Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty which was a crimbo present from Stephen as was The Greedy Bastard Diaries by Eric Idle which I am reading inbetween my Septimus Heap stories :p

I am currently laughing ALOT! :lol:
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Credo Buffa » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:17 pm

Speaking of Pythons and diaries, I am in the middle of Michael Palin's Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years, and loving every moment of it! Truly, I thought I'd enjoy it, but not nearly as much as I have so far. I don't think I've ever laughed out loud (at least once or twice near hysterics) so much reading a book. In addition to juicy nuggets and behind-the-scenes fun, it brilliantly puts the events of Monty Python in the context of newsmakers of the day; Michael Palin, even before his globetrotting days, was very interested in the world and what was going on in it, and has written about everything from the moon landing to IRA bombings in London to Watergate. His diaries not only capture the nuances of Python that we never see on-screen, but the entire mood of the decade in which it evolved. Definitely a must read for fans!

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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Saturn » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:27 pm

An absolute must-read.

I hope he eventually releases 79-89, or indeed 89-99...99-2009 :mrgreen:

Michael Palin we salute thee...
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Re: The 'Currently reading' thread...

Postby Credo Buffa » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:07 pm

Rumor has it there are plans for 1980-1990 in the works. :D
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