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Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:50 am Post

Cool, let's make a thread out of this :)

Currently reading: All things Babylon 5; The Art of War (Sun Tzu); and Characters and Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) (Orson Scott Card).

And I read The Now Habit. An excellent book for writing in unstructured environments (In my case a thesis).

But I love this quote from the film "School for Scoundrels": "How many of you have self-help books? Okay that's your first problem. You can't help yourself, because your self sucks! " I don't think I'm reading another self-help book again. :P

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Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:22 pm Post

Currently reading anything that has absolutely nothing to do with my dissertation!!!! :)

Love the self-help quote!
Inspiration is for amateurs...the rest of us just show up.
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Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:10 pm Post

The Gormenghast Trilogy, by Mervyn Peake.
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Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:14 am Post

alexwein wrote:Currently reading anything that has absolutely nothing to do with my dissertation!!!! :)


So does that work for you? Because I initially went the other route and it cost me a few months time.

Not too many people reading on this forum, huh :)
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Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:48 am Post

How is the Gormenghast Trilogy working out for you, Amber? I bought it a while ago - I love the character names - but I have yet to read it.

Recently I seem to have been starting a lot of books but not finished them - too much late night coding trying to get 1.02 out, I guess. :) Currently started but as yet unfinished:

Jacques the Fatalist - Diderot
Glass Books of the Dream Eaters - Dalquist
How Novels Work - John Mullan
Venus on the Half-Shell - Kilgore Trout (bought because I wanted to see what Jose Farmer did with a Vonnegut idea - so far, the writing is pretty dreadful, but then that was always the point of Kilgore Trout, I guess).

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Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:28 am Post

Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend for the bed-book. Jim Harrison's The Raw and the Cooked for the, er, loo.

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Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:44 am Post

KB wrote:How is the Gormenghast Trilogy working out for you, Amber? I bought it a while ago - I love the character names - but I have yet to read it.


Oh, I adore it; this is actually my third time through. I was only a child when I first read it, and Fuschia with all of her flaws was a big impact on me. Now that I am older, I cannot help but admire his ability to make even the most grotesque caricatures of humanity into into believable characters. I've always enjoyed the first two books much more than the third, which is a good tale in itself, but against the other two it feels a bit weak. From what I gather, he never finished the last one, and it really should be viewed as a work in progress. You could go altogether without reading it and still enjoy the first two for what they are.
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Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:26 am Post

hi gudeveng reading
Back to God Country and Other Stories by James Oliver Curwood
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Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:29 am Post

Just finished reading:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson

The Old Limey , H. W. Crocker III

Currently reading:

Intervention Robin Cook

Flash Over Suzanne Chazin

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Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:51 pm Post

Audiobook - Mars by Ben Bova (Loving this!)
Bedside - Spirit Gate by Kate Elliot (Still on the fence.)

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Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:48 pm Post

just finished: Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson (really cool, the movies are nice too)
almost finished: Musicophilia.Tales Of Music And The Brain by Oliver Sacks (reads like a novel)
about to start reading: Il cimitero di Praga by Umberto Eco
(all in dutch)

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Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:18 pm Post

Right now i'm reading:

The Cloud Corporation - Timothy Donnelly
Immediate Fiction - Jerry Cleaver
Beyonders - Brandon Mull

Timothy Donnelly's poetry reminds me a lot of T.S. Elliot's works.

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Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:58 am Post

I just started re-reading Franny and Zooey, and I love it, as always.

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Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:19 pm Post

I used to love Franny and Zooey (I read it numerous times when I was in my twenties) but sadly couldn't get into it as much when I went to re-read it a year or so ago. Hopefully it was a one-off and the next time I'll love it again...

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