Thread: The Return of just what exactly are you reading right now?
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Macbeth. I finally got around to reading this- I've been wanting to ever since I found out that Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters was a parody of Macbeth. OK so far, but Hamlet is better.
The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn, I just started it, it is pretty entertaining! I have never read any of Mark Twain's work before and I like it alot. Sometimes it's difficult to read because of the way they talk, especially the slave Joe. But overall, I am enjoying it alot.
I've just finished reading Roverandom
. That's a lovely book!
The next one will be either one of the Narnia Chronicles
or something from Agatha Christie
. Besides Tolkien she's my favourite author, I love her crime stories.
I'm reading Tolkien's Roverandom
for the first time. It is a good bedtime story, for it surely puts me to sleep within about seven pages each night,
or should I say each morning when I start reading at 1 AM.
Roverandom is a good one, I liked it a lot.
But right now I'm reading the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series, which is hilarious.
I'm going to reread John Buchan's Mister Standfast the third of the Richard Hannay adventure (spy) novels set during World War One.
. Best book in a series of really good books (Discworld, again)
So, I'm a happy person right now, but very suspicious, because the POV character is Vimes who is... well, suspicious. I get that way when I read- like the POV character of the book I mean. Anyway, good book, everyone should read it! (but read the rest of the series first, or it won't be as good)
I'm currently in the process of reading Much obliged, Jeeves by the inimitable P.G. Wodehouse. I read his works whenever I require my often harassed and beaten-up missense of humour back on track.
I've just started reading Homer's Ilias. It's tough and it will take me some time to finish it, but I think I really like it...
(If you think I'm strange - I certainly AM)
Yes, just when everyone thought that Lisa had the brains, it turns out that Homer was the force behind it all. Who would've thought that, eh.
Yeah! I am really into Greek Mythology, I think it is just fascinating! I read the Oddysey first though... and I am reading the Illiad for the second time now... if you ever want to talk about it... I would love to!
That's marvellous... I'm not the only mythology-freak in here.
I love the Roman stuff too, and I think I'll also read some Nordic stories soon, Roverandom made me curious.
I've not got very far yet, so little time
, but I'd certainly like to have a little talk about it...
John Buchan's The Three Hostages the fourth of the Richard Hannay adventure (spy) novels, this one set just after World War One.
R. A. Salvatore's The Dark Elf Trilogy, including Homeland, Exile, and Sojourn. Right now I'm in the middle of Exile.
Lord Russell of Liverpool A documentarybook from 2 world war named The Scourge of the Swatica , its about the different camps and of course about the naziregime
I have read it several times but it is still hard to believe that it happened
Tonight I start Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment.
I'm re-reading the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And I didn't know I missed that much when I read it the first time.
Last night I started Terry Pratchett's Monstrous Regiment.
as I said before; however, I wanted to come back here and say the first quarter of the book often held two laughs per page for me.
One of his better stories IMHO.
Tonight I'll start a reread of one of Dachiell Hammett's novels; probably The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, or The Thin Man; though Red Harvest and The Glass Key are also available.
I think there was a Humphrey Bogart film of the Maltese Falcon, wasn't there?
Yes, and also The Thin Man with William Powell and Myrna Loy in 1934, as well as a 1978 TV mini-series with James Colburn made from The Dain Curse, which is the book I finally decided to read last night.
Reading again The Last Hero by Terry Pratchett and illustrated by Paul Kidby. The pictures of the old geezer hero types are almost as good, if not better than the funny story.
on my trip i get to re-read Lost Road. when i get back, it will be time to reread everytrhing meaning Tolky stuff WOOOOHOOOOO
Last night I started reading The Game
by Lauri R. King, her seventh novel featuring Mary Russell and hubby Sherlock Holmes. In this one, the happy couple are dispatched by brother Mycroft to discover the whereabouts and status of one government operative named Kimball O'Hara. He has gone missing, probably somewhere in the Northwest Frontier Provence of India. You may recall the part this agent in played in 'The Great Game' during his boyhood, for this was chronicled by the journalist, Rudyard Kipling.
Six Of One by Rita Mae Brown. It's a brilliant book about two sisters who are constantly quarreling but couldn't be without each other. they're almost eighty years old, but I guess two thirds of the book are made up by flashbacks in which you find out a lot about their childhood and youth, husbands, friends... difficult to explain. it's very well written, it's funny and wise and absolutely worth reading. I started reading it on Sunday in the evening and although a holiday job keeps me from reading as much as I'd like to I've almost finished it.
I have just finished The Wizard of Oz (didn't take me very long
) and have now started Umberto Eco's Foucault's pendulum. I don't know if I'll have the courage to ever finish it, but my brother recommended it as being a very good and interesting read, so I thought I'd give it a try.
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Grep started another thread on this subject, look for it under the title of: I'm currently reading
In fact I'm now going to lock this thread and we can continue this discussion in that thread.