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  • slessofmeslessofme Posts: 5,200Member Member Posts: 5,200Member Member
    erickirb wrote: »
    One book I couldn't put down was Born a Crime (Tever Noah from the daily show's book). True story of his life growing up in South Africa told in a funny way and interesting way.

    I just finished Born A Crime. I found it entertaining, but I wasnt a fan of the timeline jumping around between topics. I just started Orange is the New Black. It's old, but I haven't read it yet and need a filler before it's time to start the next book club selection.
  • tinkerhellraisertinkerhellraiser Posts: 3,525Member Member Posts: 3,525Member Member
    Eddie_Ice wrote: »
    I am reading

    The Night trade-Barry Eisler
    Mirror Gate- Jeff wheeler
    and
    Ubik-Phillip K Dick

    Never really got into the audio books thing, still getting used to the E-reader to be honest. I love my Kindle but I still end up buying my favorite books hardcopy.

    My local book store also sells records so I spend a lot of time there bargain hunting for old books and used records. Its a great place to hang out and one of the few left that isn't a big chain type even though there is nothing wrong with them I just like the local feel.

    The book is ALWAYS better than the movie, cinema can only capture so much and its great in its own right but you cant beat an immersive book.

    I looked up "The one" and it looks interesting and my type of book so its on the list thanks. I'm about to start looking at everyone else recommendations.

    pkd is one of my favorite authors, and i love looking thru stacks for old records, and books at used bookstores and then the library

    everytime i’m at the library i just cant believe libraries even exist that u can go borrow whatever books you want and nowadays you can get digital versions and all kinds of other stuff at library too it’s awesome
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Posts: 9,412Member Member Posts: 9,412Member Member
    i only listen to audiobooks. i just don't have much time for a physical book. my job lets me listen to an audiobook most days.
    currently listening to the "in death" series by jd robb.
    i like crime mysteries like darby mccormick, tess gerristen, iris johansen.
    listen to all of the dresden files i could find.
    dean koontz
    xanth novels
    next up is most of nancy drew
  • Eddie_IceEddie_Ice Posts: 115Member Member Posts: 115Member Member
    mbaker566 wrote: »
    i only listen to audiobooks. i just don't have much time for a physical book. my job lets me listen to an audiobook most days.
    currently listening to the "in death" series by jd robb.
    i like crime mysteries like darby mccormick, tess gerristen, iris johansen.
    listen to all of the dresden files i could find.
    dean koontz
    xanth novels
    next up is most of nancy drew

    I picked up a random "In Death" book I think it was "dark" about a young woman going to the cinema. I found it quite entertaining. I keep meaning to go back to the beginning and read them all but my "to read" list is never ending lol.
  • InspectorRedInspectorRed Posts: 410Member Member Posts: 410Member Member
    I haven't read a novel in probably 2 years :s

    I used to read all the time, The Stand by Stephen King is still my all time favorite book, but for some reason I just don't seem to have the patience/attention span to stick with a book anymore.

    I do enjoy short stories too though, I've read most of the Stephen King short story anthologies and many other horror story anthologies that I've come across.

    OP, I read Handmaid's Tale many, many years ago, well before the TV series, and it is still probably in my top ten favorites (even though politically I probably could not be farther from Margaret Atwood's beliefs). I've read 2 other Atwood novels and they were OK, but not near as good as the Handmaid's Tale.
  • Reckoner67Reckoner67 Posts: 3,436Member Member Posts: 3,436Member Member
    I haven't read a novel in probably 2 years :s

    I used to read all the time, The Stand by Stephen King is still my all time favorite book, but for some reason I just don't seem to have the patience/attention span to stick with a book anymore.

    I do enjoy short stories too though, I've read most of the Stephen King short story anthologies and many other horror story anthologies that I've come across.

    OP, I read Handmaid's Tale many, many years ago, well before the TV series, and it is still probably in my top ten favorites (even though politically I probably could not be farther from Margaret Atwood's beliefs). I've read 2 other Atwood novels and they were OK, but not near as good as the Handmaid's Tale.

    You ever read any of the "Uncommon" series of anthologies? I think the last one was Uncommon Evil, which was pretty horror-slanted
  • InspectorRedInspectorRed Posts: 410Member Member Posts: 410Member Member
    Reckoner67 wrote: »
    I haven't read a novel in probably 2 years :s

    I used to read all the time, The Stand by Stephen King is still my all time favorite book, but for some reason I just don't seem to have the patience/attention span to stick with a book anymore.

    I do enjoy short stories too though, I've read most of the Stephen King short story anthologies and many other horror story anthologies that I've come across.

    OP, I read Handmaid's Tale many, many years ago, well before the TV series, and it is still probably in my top ten favorites (even though politically I probably could not be farther from Margaret Atwood's beliefs). I've read 2 other Atwood novels and they were OK, but not near as good as the Handmaid's Tale.

    You ever read any of the "Uncommon" series of anthologies? I think the last one was Uncommon Evil, which was pretty horror-slanted

    I haven't read them, but looks like something I would enjoy....Thank you!
  • tinkerhellraisertinkerhellraiser Posts: 3,525Member Member Posts: 3,525Member Member
    I haven't read a novel in probably 2 years :s

    I used to read all the time, The Stand by Stephen King is still my all time favorite book, but for some reason I just don't seem to have the patience/attention span to stick with a book anymore.

    I do enjoy short stories too though, I've read most of the Stephen King short story anthologies and many other horror story anthologies that I've come across.

    OP, I read Handmaid's Tale many, many years ago, well before the TV series, and it is still probably in my top ten favorites (even though politically I probably could not be farther from Margaret Atwood's beliefs). I've read 2 other Atwood novels and they were OK, but not near as good as the Handmaid's Tale.

    this book is a really nice collection of short stories, with kind of “something for everyone” <3

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  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Posts: 9,317Member Member Posts: 9,317Member Member
    A book I have to recommend is The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner. Crazy yet good.
  • Reckoner67Reckoner67 Posts: 3,436Member Member Posts: 3,436Member Member
    Read the Uncommon anthologies first! Especially Uncommon Minds or Uncommon Evil or Uncommonly good!
  • AutumLeafAutumLeaf Posts: 126Member Member Posts: 126Member Member
    Tankiscool wrote: »
    I used to read alot, then massive accounting and law textbooks came in college, been out of it for awhile, any recommendations to get me back into it?

    Uni kinda killed reading for fun for me too. As I did psychology, we were taught to constantly critique everything. A year after I finished uni I really tried to get back into reading but I just couldn't. But now 2 years later I've managed to get my reading groove back this year :). I think it can be difficult to transition from academic reading to reading for enjoyment.
  • AutumLeafAutumLeaf Posts: 126Member Member Posts: 126Member Member
    Yay! I LOVE book threads. <3

    What are you reading now? Dopesick by Beth Macy. Devastating. :'(

    Do you ever like to listen to audiobooks? Sometimes. I like to listen when I'm making the 6+ hour roundtrip to visit my Dad. Any recommendations?

    How often do you visit your local library or bookstore? I'm at my local library 3-4 times per week. I know this a 'bibliophile' thread, but libraries are SO much more than books. Support your libraries, ya'll.

    Are you one of those people who always says.... the book is way better than the movie!!??!! Nah. I may notice differences, but you (I) can't really compare.

    agree <3
    our libraries do artist in residence programs and you can check out raspberry pis and wacom tablets and they have language classes and festivals it’s crazy

    Yesssss I completely agree that libraries are much more than just books. It's the only place that's free & everyone is welcome. Probably the only place where homeless people aren't turned away. I'm proud to work in a library :)!
  • AutumLeafAutumLeaf Posts: 126Member Member Posts: 126Member Member
    Ahhh seeing people respond to this thread makes me happy :)
  • mabearof6mabearof6 Posts: 684Member Member Posts: 684Member Member
    Currently listening to Ill Will by Dan Chaon and The Secrets You Keep by Kate White. I can't seem to find time to sit down and read a physical book anymore.
  • tccrostontccroston Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    For a quick beach read at the airport, I’ll read anything by Tim Dorsey.

    All his mysteries are based in Florida, and the serial killer is the hero! Fun times!
  • shaf238shaf238 Posts: 2,267Member Member Posts: 2,267Member Member
    Eddie_Ice wrote: »
    shaf238 wrote: »
    I used to read frequently and need to make time for that again. My favourite series, for those into the whole fantasy genre, is The Demon Cycle series by Peter V. Brett. It's epic.

    My all time favourite is I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (it's a fictional terrorism related story but the storytelling from different viewpoints is brilliant).

    The Demon Cycle is amazing! I see you are a man of class lol!
    Mate I loved The Demon Cycle. Especially the first book The Painted Man. It's incredibly well written.
  • drmwcdrmwc Posts: 126Member, Premium Member Posts: 126Member, Premium Member
    I read quite a lot - my aim is for 1 book a week. I'm on target so far this year. (I read on my commute, and don't really watch television.)

    I tend to read a lot of books at any one time. I'm currently reading:
    • Indra's Pearls by Mumford et al. Mumford won the Fields Medal. I was at a talk he gave on this topic half a lifetime ago - he is a very good speaker. The topic is (broadly) how to use certain types of groups to draw stunning fractals.
    • Quantum Computing Since Democritus by Aaronson. This is a good introduction to the topic. It is slightly heavy going - some paragraphs can take me 15 minutes or so to understand.
    • Three body problem by Liu Cixin. This is sci-fi - it's very well done and the translation from Chinese is good. This will be the next book I finish.
    • Lies Inc by Philip K Dick - I've only just started this. I am a big fan of his, though.
    • A couple of books on Haskell programming

    I recently finished the Hyperion series by Simmons. I enjoyed them all a lot, so I will read more of his soon.
    edited May 16
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Posts: 9,317Member Member Posts: 9,317Member Member
    mabearof6 wrote: »
    Currently listening to Ill Will by Dan Chaon and The Secrets You Keep by Kate White. I can't seem to find time to sit down and read a physical book anymore.

    OHH!! (I'm way too excited to see someone mention this book)

    The ending of Ill Will by Dan Chaon freaked me out so much. Great book!
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