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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Technology' started by Revive, May 12, 2020.

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    I also did this a few years ago, and it was a great experience. I had read maybe a third or half of the books before and the others were completely new to me, so reading through them all in order was a lot of fun, seeing the characters and the world develop. I'd love to do it again some time but I would need a lot of motivation, haha! Even so, there are so many memorable characters that I always like re-reading some of the books.
     
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    Adventures In Tornado Alley by Hollingshead & Nguyen
     
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    S.D. Perry's Resident Evil series. It'll take a while.
     
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    Just finished The Midnight Library by Matt Haig and really enjoyed it. Good book about regrets.
     
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    Finished Moving Pictures and moved on to Soul Music. I love Reaper Man, but I've read it a few times so it's still fairly fresh in my memory and I decided to skip ahead through the series a bit, haha!
     
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    Currently rereading Wings of Fire! Dragons are cool and it's kind of a summer tradition for me to read these, and with school being over I finally sort of have the time and spoons to read again. I'm mostly rereading old favorites in general right now, with the occasional new book mixed in. A recent new one I read is Ghost by Jason Reynolds and it's a very good book. I got it at the bookstore on a whim because it looked neat and I finally got around to reading it earlier!
     
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    I'm currently reading Idaho Code by Joan Opyr.
     
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    I'm currently reading A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. It's about a girl who had a written diary about living as a 16-year old in Japan and then it washes up on the shore and someone finds it. Their commentary is great!
     
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    Currently re-reading Stephen King’s the stand. I just got done reading full metal alchemist
     
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    The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy :slight_smile:
     
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    We Were Soldiers Once… and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway.
     
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    Love Over Moon Street by Saxon Bennett. I’ve read it before but I re read books all the time.
     
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    The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny for the umpteenth time. I love Zelazny's world-building techniques and efficiency of language - he evokes more in my imagination in a paragraph than other fantasy authors do in a chapter or more.
     
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    The Art of happiness
     
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    The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.
     
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    Oof, good book but so sad and impactful. I had to do a lot of processing after I read that.
     
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    Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
     
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    Kurt Vonnegut, one author I need to read more of. How are you liking Cat's Cradle so far?
     
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    Currently finishing up "I, Vampire" by Jody Scott. It's the story of a 700 year old lesbian vampire living in Chicago who falls in love with a visiting space alien disguised as Virginia Woolfe. The two go into business together selling famous men's sperm to American housewives.

    There's also a continuous mention of another race of space aliens who are looking to corrupt humanity...this plot point sort of comes out of nowhere, and adds some tension, but it sort of just bubbles around in the background for most of the story. Apparently this is actually the second book in a trilogy, which explains the pacing, but I didn't know that until I was more than halfway through...it's definitely readable on its own, but I'll be looking into getting the other books if I'm satisfied with this one when I'm done with it.

    As far as Sci Fi goes, it's exactly what I look for in the genre. Loaded with nonsense, metaphor, and clever insights about modernity. Read it if you're interested in queer feminist sci fi - pass if you have a hard time following sudden jumps in character perspectives, location, and time.
     
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    I love it. I, too, haven't read much of Vonnegut's work. Thomas Pynchon is next on my list.