The W
Views: 100048751
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.10.14 1545
The W - One Question... - Read any good books lately? (Page 4)
This thread has 49 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.06
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next
(55 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (150 total)
TheBucsFan
TheChiefsFan








Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 74 days
Last activity: 74 days
#61 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
Last book completed: Thank You for Smoking
Current book: The Naked Ape
Next book: I think I'm going to read The Fountainhead again
Big Bad
Scrapple








Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 1 hour
#62 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
Hemingway's Chair, by Michael Palin. I was expecting something a bit funnier by the ex-Python, but it turns from a clever little British character comedy into a pretty weird psychological piece by the end.



"I don't know what is more disquieting -- the fact that the rest of the statue is missing, or that it has four toes."
Karlos the Jackal
Lap cheong








Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

Since last post: 10 days
Last activity: 16 hours
#63 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
The Complete Peanuts, 1961-1962.

I've also been idly leafing through Songwriters on Songwriting -- I just finished the Leonard Cohen interview.

Last real book-type book I read was The Devil in the White City. I don't remember the last novel I read.

--K



Last 5 movies seen: The Sure Thing - Superman Returns - The Blues Brothers - Waikiki Wedding - Double or Nothing (1937)
DrDirt
Banger








Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 1 day
#64 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.37
Tocqville's (sic) "Democracy in America."



Perception is reality
dMp
Banger








Since: 4.1.02
From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe)

Since last post: 57 min.
Last activity: 57 min.
#65 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.29
'A Feast for Crows' book 4 in the Songs of Fire & Ice series by George RR Martin.
The 3 books I read before that one were the first 3 in this saga.
Great books. He creates a tale in which basically everything is possible (main chars truely die left and right)
Because of this I have no idea in what direction the story is actually going. I have some ideas, but for all I know the chars involving those idea don't make it past the next chapter.




*sigh* Why bother?
dunkndollaz
Banger








Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 5 days
Last activity: 1 day
#66 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.24
I will finish "Hindred-Dollar Baby" by Robert B. Parker on the train ride home tonight. I am addicted to the Spenser Novels.

Last book read was "The Autumn of the Gun" by Ralph Compton on my flight to & from Dallas. You have to read a western when you go to Texas. I think it might even be the law in them there parts.



I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
rinberg
Boudin rouge








Since: 30.1.02
From: South Georgia

Since last post: 1020 days
Last activity: 1 day
#67 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.78
Last Read: 'Runes of the Earth' (The W at Amazon)
Current: 'Oracle JDeveloper 10g for Forms & PL/SQL Developers: A Guide to Web Development with Oracle ADF'
Next Read: 'Oracle HTML DB Handbook'
*AND* 'Easy HTML-DB Oracle Application Express: Create Dynamic Web Pages with OAE'

We're trying to decide on which RAD tool will work best for us with our Oracle database. JDev is extremely powerful, but HTML DB is much easier to use. But I digress....

    Originally posted by dMp
    'A Feast for Crows' book 4 in the Songs of Fire & Ice series by George RR Martin.
    The 3 books I read before that one were the first 3 in this saga.
    Great books. He creates a tale in which basically everything is possible (main chars truely die left and right)
    Because of this I have no idea in what direction the story is actually going. I have some ideas, but for all I know the chars involving those idea don't make it past the next chapter.


I love this series for the very same reason! I can't predict *anything!* where this story is concerned.

Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
I just knew they were building toward Robb Stark as king, but I guess that ain't happening and I nearly fell out of my chair when I realized that Mr. Martin had *believably* turned Jaime Lannister into a sympathetic (even noble!) character.




"Leave me alone or I will replace you with a very small shell script"- t-shirt seen at WalMart


kaynart. Get yours at flagrantdisregard.com/flickr
Kevintripod
Boudin blanc








Since: 11.5.03
From: Mount Pleasant, Pa.

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 18 hours
AIM:  
#68 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.14
I finally gave in to my daughter's pleas for me to read Harry Potter. I must admit that I became quickly hooked. After tearing thru the first 4 books, I'm at the moment finishing up on "The Order of the Phoenix".



"F*cking Chuck Norris."
The Guinness.
Morcilla








Since: 24.4.05
From: San Diego, CA

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
#69 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
    Originally posted by dMp
    'A Feast for Crows' book 4 in the Songs of Fire & Ice series by George RR Martin.
    The 3 books I read before that one were the first 3 in this saga.
    Great books. He creates a tale in which basically everything is possible (main chars truely die left and right)
    Because of this I have no idea in what direction the story is actually going. I have some ideas, but for all I know the chars involving those idea don't make it past the next chapter.



I am slowly getting through this one. I bought it way back when the first print came out in hardback. I read the previous three "phone books" - (quote Lise from an earlier thread) within a month. I think I was turned off by the fact that Feast for Crows took way tooooo long to be written/published. The story is excellent though but Martin just took to long and I lost some interest.

Lately I've been reading Raymond Feist's books post Rift War series. Not as well written as Martin's series but still entertaining. A plus side to reading Feist's books as that there are a number of books that are already complete. I don't have to worry about him dying of a heart attack before he completes a story.



"In Soviet Russia, site fucks you." - drjayphd

Torchslasher
Knackwurst








Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 2 days
#70 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
I'm currently reading "The End" from the Lemony Snicket A Series of Unfortunate Events series. I'm taking it slow because it is the last book in the series.

I'm also reading JJ Dillon's book "Wrestlers Are Like Seagulls" which I bought some time ago at an ROH show.



Click Here (czwfans.com)

For all your CZW and Nickels Trivia information.


"Look guys, it's 'Lake Man!' Hope you can fit into our NARROW office, Mr. Big Lake" --MST3K The Collection V. 7

Click Here (myspace.com)
Dexley's Midnight Jogger
Pepperoni
Moderator








Since: 10.10.02
From: New Hampshire

Since last post: 264 days
Last activity: 179 days
#71 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.97
"Plane Insanity", which is written by a male flight attendent, pre-9/11, and is about all the wild stuff he's seen on planes. There are chapters one passengers getting into fist-fights, animals running all over the plane and the mile-high club. Light reading, quick and fun.
spf
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 13 days
Last activity: 3 hours
AIM:  
#72 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
(deleted by spf on 1.12.06 1154)
KJames199
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 10.12.01
From: #yqr

Since last post: 5 hours
Last activity: 5 hours
#73 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.70
I haven't read an actual book in a long-ass time. I've started Skipping Towards Gomorrah (The W at Amazon) by Dan Savage, but I never seem to find the time to read much anymore. I really should - I have dozens of unread books here and they all look great.



JK
site / LiveJournal / Flickr / MySpace
Tenken347
Boudin blanc








Since: 27.2.03
From: Parts Unknown

Since last post: 17 hours
Last activity: 8 hours
#74 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.56
I haven't read anything for pleasure in about 7 months. I've been working on my reading list for my Ph.D. exams, and they've kept me pretty busy. I'm currently working my way toward the end of Movies for the Masses, Popular Cinema and Soviet Society in the 1920's.
Deacon Jim
Chipolata








Since: 11.12.03
From: Dallas, TX

Since last post: 716 days
Last activity: 10 min.
AIM:  
Y!:
#75 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.49
With all of the lofty literary works mentioned, I almost hate to admit that I currently am reading " Controversy Creates Cash" by Eric Bishoff. It's actually pretty interesting to see things from his biased perspective.

I picked up the new Stephen King paperback "Cell" today to read next.



formerly known as Von Erich
kwik
Summer sausage








Since: 5.9.02
From: Norwich, NY

Since last post: 75 days
Last activity: 6 hours
AIM:  
#76 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
The last one I finished was Breaking Point by Mario Cardinal, which is basically a textbook account of the 1995 Quebec soverignity referendum. I thought it was decent enough (and the CBC documentary that goes with it as well), but I'll also freely admit that it won't be on everyone's coffee table.

If I don't get the new Stephen King, Lisey's Story, for Christmas, that'll be a purchase for the next book I'm going to tackle.



For reasons of creative incompetence, this space will be left blank. Advertising opportunities are avaliable though!!! Contact (Number removed due to pending litigation) for details!
NickBockwinkelFan
Frankfurter








Since: 10.4.02
From: New York City, NY

Since last post: 924 days
Last activity: 5 days
#77 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.74
Last Book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Post-Apocalyptic fiction gets me every time.

Current Book: The Joke's Over by Ralph Steadman
An autobiographical look at the artist's savage adventures with Hunter S. Thompson.

Next Book: Looking for a good biography of Bakunin

(edited by NickBockwinkelFan on 2.12.06 0155)


"Well, you can't involve friendship with business. It has to be one or the other. It's either business or friendship, or hit the bricks!"
--Life Lessons from Bobby the Brain Heenan WCW Uncensored 2000 preview


Generalissimo Takada's Energy Beverage Provides Maximum Nourishment!
shinstrife
Boudin rouge








Since: 5.10.02

Since last post: 135 days
Last activity: 23 hours
AIM:  
#78 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.70
Last Book: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Classic Romance Novel from the youngest Bronte(I think). A story I related to all too well. It was for Senior English.

Current Book: One Hundred Year of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Magical Realism novel involving a fictional towns growth over 100 years.

Next Book: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
I've been meaning to read this for ages.



Shem the Penman
Toulouse








Since: 16.1.02
From: The Off-Center of the Universe (aka Philadelphia)

Since last post: 266 days
Last activity: 64 days
#79 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
Currently reading Tom De Haven's It's Superman!, which is a realistic (well, sorta) take on the Superman story, set in the 1930s.

Next up: Probably M. John Harrison's Viriconium. Harrison's a fantasy author who Michael Moorcock (one of my all-time favorites) has raved about, so I'm looking forward to it.



"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?"
Downtown Bookie
Morcilla








Since: 7.4.02
From: The Inner City, Now Living In The Country

Since last post: 136 days
Last activity: 30 days
#80 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.97
Current read: Chess Is My Life (astore.amazon.com) by Victor Korchnoi. The translation is far from smooth, but the fascinating story of probably the best player never to be World Champion makes for a compelling read. For those who dig reviews, here are three: John Donaldson's (jeremysilman.com) , Jeremy Silman's (jeremysilman.com) and Taylor Kingston's (chesscafe.com) (note that Kingston's review is in pdf format).

Last non-chess read: The Cause Lost: Myths and Realities of the Confederacy (astore.amazon.com) by William C. Davis. Recommended for anyone interested in U.S. history in general and the Civil War in particular.




http://www.americasupportsyou.mil

So long PAS.
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next
Thread rated: 5.06
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next
Thread ahead: Betty or Veronica?
Next thread: Who Would You Want to Play You in a Movie?
Previous thread: Chemotherapy anyone?
(55 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Don't be so sure. That's one of the things the Republican dominated legislature has in mind in Kansas. Not directly but that will be the result of there across the board cuts.
The W - One Question... - Read any good books lately? (Page 4)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.109 seconds.