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    Book Nerds: What are you currently reading?

    Anyone else here read a lot of books? Thought it would be nice to discuss the books we are reading. Maybe get some good recommendations as well. I'm mostly a fantasy nerd

    Just finished Robert Jordan's(RIP) Wheel of Time series and Geroge Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Both excellent reads IMO.

    Few days ago I started the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind and finished Wizards First Rule. Probably the best start to a Fantasy series I have ever read. I literally could not put it down, went through 800+ pages in 2 days.


    After I finish this I will be jumping into The Warded Man and then finally get into The Black Company that I have been wanting to read for a few years now. The Warded Man just released and is getting nothing but praise so far.


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    Last book I read was Black House by Stephen King & Peter Straub. Stephen King has probably been the most I have read when to comes to "proper" books. Other than that, it's comic books and if this counts been reading Star Trek Countdown on the iPhone...


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    I am currently reading "The Lord of the Ring" trilogy.
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    Right now I'm listening to The Count of Monte Cristo on my drives to and from school. Very good, very long.

    Last book I actually read was Black Cross, WWII historical fiction. Also read Invitation to Valhalla which was really good, pretty amazing how it's mostly true. Would love to find other books like those two.

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    Doctor Who - Sick Building by Paul Magrs

    I have another 9 books to read from the Doctor Who collection.

    Then i'm gonna read my brother World of Warcraft books.

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    The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs- by Irvine Welsh just started reading this its pretty good so far


    The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs - Summary

    Troubled Environmental Health Officer Danny Skinner is engaged on a quest to uncover what he refers to as 'the bedroom secrets of the master chefs'. He regards the unravelling of this classified information as the key to learning genetic facts about himself and the crippling compulsions that threaten to wreck his young life. The ensuing journey takes him from Europe's festival city of Edinburgh to the foodie capital of America, San Francisco. But the hard-drinking, womanising Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of model-railway enthusiast Brian Kibby. It is his unfathomable, obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything, threatening to destroy not only Skinner and his mission but also those he loves most dearly. When Kibby contracts a horrific and debilitating mystery virus, Skinner understands that his destiny is inextricably bound to that of his hated rival, and he is faced with a terrible dilemma. The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs is a gothic parable about the great obsessions of our time: food, sex and minor celebrity, and is a brilliant examination of identity, male rivalry and the need to belong in the world.

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    Re reading The Gunslinger, book 1 of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

    Everyone has to read this series.

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    I am currently reading "The Wolves Of Calla" [Book 5] of The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King. Finished book 4 a few days back. Interesting read, that's for sure.


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    I am reading 'Le Morte d'Arthur'. It is the Arthurian legend about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morte-dArthur-John-Boorman/dp/0304353671/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1240164688&sr=8-8"]Le Morte d'Arthur: John Boorman, Sir Thomas Malory, John Matthews, Anna-Marie Ferguson: Amazon.co.uk: Books[/ame]


    It is not an easy book; composed in the 15th century, it uses old English, such as:

    "Whoso pulleth oute this swerd of this stone and anvyld is rightwys kynge borne of all Brytaygne."

    It is very good so far.

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    ^ that sounds way over my head lol. i would probably give up after the first page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kopkiwi View Post
    Re reading The Gunslinger, book 1 of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

    Everyone has to read this series.

    How good is it on a scale of 1 - 10?
    I have read plenty of Kings books including most of the major ones like Salems Lot (my favourite), The Shining, Pet Semetary, The Stand and so on and ive been considering reading this series because apparently it draws on elements from his other books or something?
    I'm just not sure if i can be bothered to get into reading a 5-6-7 book long series xD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kopkiwi View Post
    Re reading The Gunslinger, book 1 of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

    Everyone has to read this series.
    I read that a few months ago. Very good.

    Currently reading Gai-Jin of the Asian Saga by James Clavell, my favourite author.

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    Right now im readin inkheart isnt much so far the plot hasn't really begun yet. My favourite books are blade 1 and 2 I cant wait to read 3 and 4

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    The Chinaman - by Stephen leather , i have read all of his books, very good
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    But my favourite series is the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley, sci-fi /horror genre

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    I'm reading The Parsifal Mosaic by Robert Ludlum at he moment, the same author who wrote the Bourne series. A lot of twists and turn, he crams a lot in to his books.

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    I've been looking for a thread like this!

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    The Silver Bear - Derek Haas

    Awesome book about an assassin!

    Taking me ages to read cause of this forum!

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    I'm 135 pages into The Gunslinger but I stopped reading it about a month ago. My attention seems to be immune to the book.

    I've almost finished Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, but it's only 138 pages. Stormed through it more or less. Bought it a couple of days ago.

    The book before that was Gulliver's Travels by Jonathon Swift. That one was for university. I love the satire and the ideas the book has, but books from anything before the 1900s seem to always instill in me a sense of apathy and quiet resentment. I've always been into writing and books, so took all the English geared subjects in whatever educational institute since I had the choice. Maybe it's because everything in the subject barely ever touches on more modern works and all this classical literature was forced down my throat. I get sick of the writing style.

    Or maybe it was because I had to read it. **** a deadline. I'm usually a pretty slow reader, as in. I read only a few pages every day. Not as in "theeee.... caaaaaatttt... saaat... on... the...... mat."

    Whatever. Everybody enjoy your respective books.

    Oh: Also, I just bought The Thing on The Doorstep & Other Weird Stories, by H.P. Lovecraft. All the guy seems to have done is short stories. Which is kind of refreshing actually.

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    just finished book 2 of The Sword of Truth series. went to my local book store to get the 3rd and they were all out so I had to order it from Amazon. sucks waiting when you want to continue on reading.
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    I finished 6 books of Sword of Truth series. The story got worse and worse, so I just stopped. Right now I'm reading:





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    Bag of Bones By stephen king i started reading it like 2 months ago but stopped halfway i might get back into it

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    Same book I have been trying to finish for over twelve months now, I never get time to read. Sad thing is that its not even a novel its a coffee table book.

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    the last thing i was reading is this forum lol

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    I think kids these days need to read more often.




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