Yo hey, OT, whatchya reading?

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#1 Posted by dave123321 (33639 posts) -

Hey OT with the month of June getting off to a start I thought it would be a good time to look at what we are reading.

I recently started Mr Mercedes by Stephen King, which came out the other day.

Will share my thoughts as I get into some more.

Am also looking into rereading Gravity's Rainbow.

So what are you guys reading

#2 Edited by indzman (16956 posts) -

Oh dave. Good to see you back on OT. where are your best freinds mr wayne and lai?

On topic : reading nothing atm unfortunately

#3 Posted by Ariabed (1101 posts) -

The demonologist

#4 Posted by Behardy24 (2706 posts) -

Currently not reading anything, but planning to head to the comic book shop and picking up some stuff. I'll update here when I do start get reading.

#5 Posted by gamerguru100 (10461 posts) -

Does reading OT count?

#6 Edited by one_plum (6332 posts) -

Math.

/head desk

#7 Posted by Shadow4020 (1945 posts) -

The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

It's pretty great so far

#8 Edited by XilePrincess (13116 posts) -

Read a couple books recently.

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (It's YA, but I loved it. Being made into a movie next year. I know I'm an adult, but the addition of pictures made the experience much more immersive and the groundwork they laid made it easier to imagine the things not pictured)

Push by Sapphire (the novel the movie Precious was based on. Didn't love it, but it was interesting to see inside the head of what the reality of someone vastly different from myself is like)

Me and Emma by Elizabeth Flock (didn't see the twist because I really wasn't looking for it) and the sequel (what I'm currently reading) What Happened To My Sister

Red Rain by RL Stine (do not bother, really. Absolute mediocrity)

Inferno by Dan Brown (still enjoying this series, despite the consistent Robert-Langdon-and-a-pretty-girl-go-on-an-adventure-and-there's-some-romance dynamic)

Next on my to-read are Gone Girl and a couple John Green books.

#9 Posted by elkoldo (969 posts) -

All the possible books related to Islamic thought , mathematical analysis and operations research.Got three finals coming up this week.Shit, I'll hold a party if I pass OR.All the dudes on OT are invited.

#10 Posted by Korvus (2961 posts) -

Right now I'm getting a nostalgia kick by reading all of the Margaret Weiss & Tracy Wickman's Dragonlance books that I could never find as a kid. Gotta love e-readers (although I secretly think "You're not a real book", but I would never tell it that...)

Also, Jim Butcher's new book came out recently so that's what me and the wife will be reading next =D

Red Rain by RL Stine (do not bother, really. Absolute mediocrity)

Isn't that the guy who wrote the Goosebumps novels? Those were really nice as a kid but I'm not sure he has the depth to write proper horror novels...well, from your reaction I guess he doesn't XD

#11 Edited by lamprey263 (22836 posts) -

King has a new book? Sheesh, I still haven't read Dr Sleep yet.

#12 Posted by dave123321 (33639 posts) -

He sure is prolific. There's also another coming out later this year

#13 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10082 posts) -

The History of Political Ideas by Sven Eric Liedman. pretty good read.

#14 Posted by airshocker (28843 posts) -

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. It's not bad.

#15 Edited by bowchicka07 (1073 posts) -

Still slowly read bits of the first book of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

I have attention issues when first starting a series of books but once I become compelled by the series I get addicted and start churning through pages

I'm also looking into getting The Walking Dead graphic novels and I heard they are making graphic novels for ASOIAF/Game of Thrones..

#16 Posted by jasean79 (2338 posts) -

Xom-B, by Jeremy Robinson.

Think 'Minority Report' meets 'Walking Dead' meets 'I, Robot'. So far, so awesome!

#17 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -

Thinking of getting chickens for fresh eggs, so I am reading "Building Chicken Coops for Dummies".

#18 Edited by lostrib (33450 posts) -

Finished Skin Game by Jim Butcher last weekend

#19 Posted by BranKetra (47899 posts) -
#20 Posted by Korvus (2961 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Finished Skin Game by Jim Butcher last weekend

Yeah, I have it ready for when I finish the one I'm currently reading. Was it good? =)

#21 Posted by GazaAli (22492 posts) -

Nothing at the moment, got sidetracked by a couple of unforeseen events. So until I settle down and go back to my old routine, I decided to review Socialism utopian and scientific by Engels.

#22 Posted by lostrib (33450 posts) -

@korvus said:

@lostrib said:

Finished Skin Game by Jim Butcher last weekend

Yeah, I have it ready for when I finish the one I'm currently reading. Was it good? =)

Yeah, it has Nicodemus which is always fun

#23 Posted by Korvus (2961 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Yeah, it has Nicodemus which is always fun

You gotta respect a guy who loves what he does =D

#24 Posted by GazaAli (22492 posts) -

The History of Political Ideas by Sven Eric Liedman. pretty good read.

Do you have it in hard copy or a pdf/epub?

#25 Posted by Jeager_Titan (945 posts) -

I am reading articles with misleading title here on gamespot written by our very own Eddie.

#26 Posted by XilePrincess (13116 posts) -

@korvus said:
@XilePrincess said:

Red Rain by RL Stine (do not bother, really. Absolute mediocrity)

Isn't that the guy who wrote the Goosebumps novels? Those were really nice as a kid but I'm not sure he has the depth to write proper horror novels...well, from your reaction I guess he doesn't XD

Yeah it is. Basically it's the plot for a cheesy straight-to-dvd horror movie with a pretty abrupt and stupid ending. It has all of the need-to-have's: Creepy children, island, rituals, orphans, he-said-she-said, violence and ominous and mythical stories told by the villagers.

You could basically condense it into an episode of Supernatural and it'd still come out better than how this book did.

Night of the Living Dummy was scarier than this.

#27 Edited by Aljosa23 (24617 posts) -

I have a copy of The Wolf of Wallstreet by Jordan Belfort on my desk. I plan to start it soon.

#28 Edited by Korvus (2961 posts) -

@XilePrincess: So basically your average "think of a scene for each one of the essentials, tie them all together half-assedly, shake vigorously and print" way of writing a book, huh? =p

#29 Posted by playmynutz (5980 posts) -

Bump

I don't read books and it has been a while since I read the bible :-/

#30 Edited by KiIIyou (27135 posts) -

The Brave Cowboy

#31 Edited by Allicrombie (25122 posts) -

just finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Was extremely interesting. Have just started a biography of Descartes.

#32 Posted by Makhaidos (1613 posts) -

Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Loving it so far.

#33 Posted by TheFlush (5474 posts) -

De Avonden by Gerard Reve.

#34 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2560 posts) -

House of Leaves. But I don't recommend anyone read that. The book's not for you.

#35 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10082 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@VaguelyTagged said:

The History of Political Ideas by Sven Eric Liedman. pretty good read.

Do you have it in hard copy or a pdf/epub?

hard copy,why? couldn't find anywhere in the net?

#36 Posted by Aljosa23 (24617 posts) -

House of Leaves. But I don't recommend anyone read that. The book's not for you.

Agreed. Book sucks.

#37 Edited by thegerg (14699 posts) -

Right now I'm reading 1491 by Charles Mann and On Combat by Loren Christensen and Dave Grossman.

#38 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2560 posts) -
@Aljosa23 said:

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

House of Leaves. But I don't recommend anyone read that. The book's not for you.

Agreed. Book sucks.

As in it's terrible, or it scared the living shit out of you?

#39 Posted by Treflis (11431 posts) -

Resident Evil : The Umbrella Conspiracy by S.D. Perry

#40 Edited by ferrari2001 (16760 posts) -

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. Really enjoying the book so far.

#41 Posted by dave123321 (33639 posts) -

The house of leaves is adequate

#42 Edited by GeekInkINC (193 posts) -

I'm reading fortunes for only $9.99/reading. :D

#43 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@IMAHAPYHIPPO said:

House of Leaves. But I don't recommend anyone read that. The book's not for you.

Agreed. Book sucks.

As in it's terrible, or it scared the living shit out of you?

it's just terrible

#44 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -
@GazaAli said:

Nothing at the moment, got sidetracked by a couple of unforeseen events. So until I settle down and go back to my old routine, I decided to review Socialism utopian and scientific by Engels.

I would rather be repeatedly smacked on the head with a hardcover textbook.

#45 Posted by Ackad (3150 posts) -

Nice to see you posting again Dave.

I'm currently reading:

- A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics by David A. Moss

- The Bible (ESV)

#46 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

I and Thou, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, and The World Until Yesterday.

#47 Posted by lostrib (33450 posts) -

@ferrari2001: is that his new epic fantasy? I enjoyed the mistborn books

#48 Posted by geniobastardo (1295 posts) -

I am reading articles with misleading title here on gamespot written by our very own Eddie.

Eddie is my favorite author.

#49 Posted by ferrari2001 (16760 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@ferrari2001: is that his new epic fantasy? I enjoyed the mistborn books


That I don't know. Someone on this site actually recommended the book in another thread so I picked it up. It's quite good.

#50 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6659 posts) -

Dating site profiles.