Books

  • (9 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Last »

125 Replies - 14825 Views - Last Post: 11 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

#1 creativecoding  Icon User is offline

  • Hash != Encryption
  • member icon


Reputation: 927
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,208
  • Joined: 19-January 10

Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:09 AM

I used to read a bunch but school caught up with me so I haven't been reading as much. Recently I heard about "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and I put it on my list of things to buy. After getting paid and hearing it's soon to be a movie, I bought it and I just now finished it. Probably my favorite book ever.

So, yeah, read any good books lately?
Is This A Good Question/Topic? 1
  • +

Replies To: Books

#2 h4nnib4l  Icon User is offline

  • The Noid
  • member icon

Reputation: 1182
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,677
  • Joined: 24-August 11

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:34 AM

I just finished reading The Sword of Truth series from Terry Goodkind. Light reading, nothing very thought provoking, but I thoroughly enjoyed them.
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#3 strawhat89  Icon User is offline

  • The Watcher Outside Your Window


Reputation: 247
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,795
  • Joined: 11-July 11

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:43 AM

I read those sometime back. They were pretty good until the "Pillars of Creation" book. Pretty much downhill from there. The author really seems to like writing about women being tortured and raped.

Bought and started Starship Troopers yesterday.
Was This Post Helpful? 2
  • +
  • -

#4 jon.kiparsky  Icon User is offline

  • Pancakes!
  • member icon


Reputation: 7875
  • View blog
  • Posts: 13,357
  • Joined: 19-March 11

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

I decided recently that I'd read books with titles in the frame "X & Y" or "The X and the Y". Seemed a good way to get around to a bunch of books that I'd been meaning to get around to. So of course I'm reading War and Peace.
Turns out it's actually quite good - the old boy had a real knack for the powerful moment, which comes through even Constance Garnett's atrocious translation. I'll have to read it as rendered by someone with a less tinny ear.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 Bort  Icon User is offline

  • Ill-informed Mongoloid
  • member icon

Reputation: 414
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,024
  • Joined: 18-September 06

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

I'm about halfway through the final book in the Quickening trilogy by Fiona Macintosh. It's your typical fantasy type series. Like H4nnib4l, not too thought provoking, but a decent enough read.

I also recently finished reading a trilogy by Brandon Sanderson called the Mistborn. Now that was a really good series. For being 'Yet-Another-Fantasy-Trilogy', it was surprisingly good, and he did something rather unusual to replace your typical magic.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 BenignDesign  Icon User is offline

  • holy shitin shishkebobs
  • member icon




Reputation: 6174
  • View blog
  • Posts: 10,667
  • Joined: 28-September 07

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 06:59 AM

You should totes read 50 Shades of Grey. I hear it's great for fapping.

On a serious note, however, I've most recently read "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg and "Soul of a Citizen" by Paul Loeb. It was almost like reading the same book. I really don't recommend them. Total lack of boobage.

My kid is trying to talk me into reading Twilight. I've been finding excuses to not read it and as such haven't started anything interesting lately, though I do have a copy of Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" that I would like to start soon.
Was This Post Helpful? 3
  • +
  • -

#7 modi123_1  Icon User is online

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 9381
  • View blog
  • Posts: 35,226
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:01 AM

To provide some historical context:

Uniquely Portable Magic (October 2011)

What's on your Kindle, Nook, eReader (June 2011)
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#8 h4nnib4l  Icon User is offline

  • The Noid
  • member icon

Reputation: 1182
  • View blog
  • Posts: 1,677
  • Joined: 24-August 11

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:31 AM

View Poststrawhat89, on 25 July 2012 - 08:43 AM, said:

The author really seems to like writing about women being tortured and raped.


See, I just took all that as showing how much the author hates organized religion...
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#9 modi123_1  Icon User is online

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 9381
  • View blog
  • Posts: 35,226
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:35 AM

Per goodreads - I am about a sixth of the way through Reamde.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#10 jon.kiparsky  Icon User is offline

  • Pancakes!
  • member icon


Reputation: 7875
  • View blog
  • Posts: 13,357
  • Joined: 19-March 11

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:36 AM

View PostBenignDesign, on 25 July 2012 - 08:59 AM, said:

I do have a copy of Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose" that I would like to start soon.


Not a lot of fapping in that one, but it's well worth the reading in any case.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#11 DarenR  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover

Reputation: 484
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,244
  • Joined: 12-January 10

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:59 AM

who has time to read--- work 40+ hours 2 kids both in sports and i play hockey mix in house chores, eating and such leaves just enough time for shower and bed.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#12 modi123_1  Icon User is online

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 9381
  • View blog
  • Posts: 35,226
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:02 AM

Ah.. your kids play sports? You should be using that time for napping or reading, amirite?
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#13 jon.kiparsky  Icon User is offline

  • Pancakes!
  • member icon


Reputation: 7875
  • View blog
  • Posts: 13,357
  • Joined: 19-March 11

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:08 AM

Make the kids do the chores, that'll open up some time.
To save more time, send the kids out to work - there's 40+ hours right there, if you work it right.
If that doesn't work, sell the kids.
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#14 modi123_1  Icon User is online

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 9381
  • View blog
  • Posts: 35,226
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

Oh and if anyone's looking for something to read - Wil Wheaton put out a chunk of his ebook for free..


Quote

FREE ebook: From Memories of the Future Volume One: Where No One Has Gone Before and Datalore

For everyone going to see the special screenings of these classic episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, here are Where No One Has Gone Before, and Datalore excerpted in their entirety from Memories of the Future, Volume One.


mobi and epub formats..
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#15 BenignDesign  Icon User is offline

  • holy shitin shishkebobs
  • member icon




Reputation: 6174
  • View blog
  • Posts: 10,667
  • Joined: 28-September 07

Re: Books

Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

*
POPULAR

View PostDarenR, on 25 July 2012 - 10:59 AM, said:

who has time to read--- work 40+ hours 2 kids both in sports and i play hockey mix in house chores, eating and such leaves just enough time for shower and bed.


I do all this (minus the playing hockey - haven't done that since college) plus running to ballet, karate, and piano lessons, and frequent trips to Pittsburgh and specialists for a diabetic child, plus freelance projects on the side - and I do it all without a partner for support or assistance. Waiting for a kid to finish soccer practice/basketball practice/dance class/karate class/piano lessons/after school art club/doctor's office waiting room == reading time for mom.
Was This Post Helpful? 6
  • +
  • -

  • (9 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Last »