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Currently Reading!, What book are you reading?
Cryptic Lyric
post Jan 6 2017, 12:24 PM
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Since I love to read and love discussing books, I was wondering if anyone else would like a thread to just post what you are reading, what you think of it, anything you recommend, or whatever else comes to mind about books!

I am currently reading The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. I'm only about three chapters in, but it is really interesting so far. Basically, there is this secret Library that connects all sorts of alternate worlds and universes, and their main purpose is to find and collect rare or interesting pieces of literature. Apparently, some of the worlds are controlled by dragons, others are just like our modern world but everything is powered by magic instead of science. It's interesting, and I hope it stays good.

What about you guys?


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post Jan 6 2017, 02:15 PM
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That book sounds very interesting! I'm super into fantasy right now for some reason (typically read fantasy, YA fantasy/sci fi, some romance and/or supernatural romance, and science fiction). I also get all these cool free books from BookBub and email lists, etc. So I am currently reading The Flame and the Arrow by Emigh Cannaday. I think it's more of a YA novel, which is why I'm only in chapter 5 right now, but I've been tempted to switch over to The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer. Yes, I read all the Twilight books when they were big, and they were okay. But her book The Host was amazing. I read it twice in a row, I loved it so much. And no, the movie did not do it justice. Seriously - highly recommend this book. So I'm hoping this new one follows along those lines and is good too. I haven't started it yet though.


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post Jan 7 2017, 02:06 PM
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I'm gonna check these books out. I need more Readz

The Host was surprisingly good tbh. I don't think that the Twilight books were horrible, per se, but after reading the Host, I'm almost positive that the editors or whatever influenced Twilight. There has to be explanation for the difference in quality between the two books.

Not sure what to say about what I'm reading. I mean, classic literature is classic for a reason. I'm just about to start Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson god I hope I got that right. The book is still packed up from the recent move. its a pretty familiar story, I'd say, though of course adaptions muck it up. The original story is more an example of black and grey morality than manh adaptions and parodies make it seem. Dr. Jekyll more like Dr. JERKyll am I right? Ah ha ha ha. I'm also reading a collection of stories written by Edgar Allan Poe. I can't remember which story is next, because that's another book that's still packed up @_@ explain to me why I didn't carry my books on my person.

So yeah, books by dead guys?? awesome right?


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post Jan 8 2017, 10:11 AM
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I need to work my way through the classics, but I am far too interested in fantasy and sci fi to just abandon those genres for long periods of time.

I've been meaning to check out The Host since everyone says that is her best work. I did enjoy the Twilight books when they came out, but I was also in middle school at the time. The stories weren't terrible, but they weren't the greatest either.

While I'm still working on The Invisible Library, two books I finished within the past week are A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge and Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King. Both of these books were phenomenal reads for different reasons. Still Life is a contemporary surrealist novel about a teenage girl struggling with finding a meaning in life that is guided along by versions of herself at different ages. A Face Like Glass is about a 12-year-old girl that forgot the first 5 years of her life, and has spent the rest of it in this strange underground world were people have to learn to make different expressions, instead of being able to contour the face naturally. She, on the other hand, is from the outside where faces are normal, and that scares everyone. Both were great, and I would highly recommend them!


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I'm definitely taking these recommendations to heart, since sci fi and fantasy is actually more my expertise wink.gif too bad I've lived through a reading desert these past few years because of complicated reasons.

Heck, even though I'm reading teh classics, they're still along the lines of that? Admittedly more horror, but I find that horror often blends well with fantasy and sci fi, eh?

Because Netflix did a Big Thing, I've started to reread A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket with my girlfriend. We're currently on the second book, the Reptile Room. Not exactly challenging reads, being children's books, but, eh. . . when you've literally carried a copy of Frankenstein in your purse you're allowed to reread stuff you read when you were ten.. . right? Right??

I have to say though how the awful stuff in the books hit me more than when I was a kid. I used to not bat an eye but now I'm like "oh my god child abuse???" the one I'm currently reading did hit me a bit hard when I was young but that's because I always loved herpetology.


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post Feb 21 2017, 07:28 PM
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I've recently been reading Dreamcatcher by Stephen King, a true classic in my opinion so I just had to read it (Especially after watching the movie). I'm still in the beginning but it already has an unnerving quality that makes me know I shouldn't read it at night. It's not terrifying, but it definitely makes you think about things you'd rather not think about, and that certainly is scary. I'm also reading Through Wolf Eyes by Jane Lindskold. I'm not sure I like it a lot but it's definitely an interesting read. It has a lot of politics in it, which is not my favorite but it's fantasy which makes it better for me. happy.gif


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post Feb 24 2017, 11:14 AM
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Oh, that's cool! Dreamcatcher is actually the only Stephen King that I've read, and I do love the movie! I haven't heard of the other book, but I may have to give it a chance.

Due to being an English/Philosophy double major, I don't have much time for pleasure reading this semester. I am currently reading a few books, though.
-Feed by MT Anderson
-I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem by Maryse Conde
-Herculine Barbin 'by' Michel Foucault
-Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Tituba was an amazing read, though a bit short. Feed is weird, but it is a classic of YA so that is pretty neat. I haven't started the Baldwin piece, and Herculine Barbin is a series of memoirs about an intersex person in 19th century France. Dull, but interesting to see the mindset of someone with an "other" gender in a time that did not allow that at all.


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post Apr 7 2017, 09:44 PM
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I'm reading Columbine by Dave Cullen. I've read it once before, but I was recently trying to prove a point in an argument with someone who had no idea what they were talking about, and realized I'd forgotten a lot of the book. So I'm reading it again so I can actually definitively say I know what I'm talking about.


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post Apr 7 2017, 10:10 PM
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When I find it in my room again I'll read "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (for teens)".

I can worry a lot and I pissed someone off cause he said I worry about "stupid shit", so I guess I can look at the book again.


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post Apr 8 2017, 07:16 AM
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I don't have much time for reading anymore but I'm trying to in between life stuff. I am working on reading Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. His books are amazing. American Gods is one of my all time favorites and I'm really looking forward to the tv series starting at the end of the month.


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