Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Chicken

What Are You Reading?

Recommended Posts

I've got to finish the one on my coffee table first! LOL

(which I keep meaning to work on today...but you guys are entertaining me)

Edited by manderlyh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm reading

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

It's a young adult book that I highly reccommend to all high school students.

I just finished readingthis book.

I am planning on buying multiple copies so I can allow students to read it.

This was oneof the BEST books I've read in a LONG time. (I started it yesterday and just finished it.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been picking away at James Joyces Ulysses for awhile now. I'm rather surprised by some of the things he writes about in that story. I can see why it was ban right after it was first published and I feel it's still a very revolutionary book after all these years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really don't do much book reading.....

But I do watch a lot of C-SPAN, and they do talk about Books their with the Authors.

Edited by The Rover

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you want to read Orwell's best non-fiction book, go for The Road To Wigan Pier

I'll be picking that book up soon, thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm starting Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes tonight when I go to bed.

One of my American Lit pofs gave me the book last year and I finally have TIME to read it! :cheer:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That makes perfect sense actually! And I'm enjoying Burmese Days, who would you say is a common day Orwell, I've been trying to find someone with a similar writing style.

That's a tough one to answer for me--the contemporary British writers I read tend to be quite different in terms of genre from Orwell (I agree about Wigan Pier, though--that's a really interesting work; Keep the Aspidistra Flying is another good one). Also, with the Empire long gone, it'd be hard to find someone with the same range of experience! I really like Sillitoe (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning), Larkin (Collected Poems), and Osborne (Look Back in Anger), all of whom are just a generation later than Orwell and have (arguably) similar commitments to social realism.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sacred Journey (A guide to Pagan sites in England and Europe)

Big Sur , first read this in my first year at University found it heavy going after the more uplifting On The Road by the same author)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Macbeth

WAY more violence than I like <_< It's for school…

I did that for school last year. A little too gory for me too.

Now we're doing One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ploughing my way through this.

41X4V11GGAL._SS500_.jpg

Cool book. Read it some time ago and I really ought to read it again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are currently three books on my list,

The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx. Almost finished. Interesting to see what drugs make people do.. :o

Running Down a Dream on Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Only a few pages. Very good.Well written,beautiful pictures, great coffee table music book

Magus, Magician, Man- Jimmy Page by George Case. I will leave this one after I finished the Tom Petty's. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There are currently three books on my list,

The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx. Almost finished. Interesting to see what drugs make people do.. :o

Running Down a Dream on Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Only a few pages. Very good.Well written,beautiful pictures, great coffee table music book

Magus, Magician, Man- Jimmy Page by George Case. I will leave this one after I finished the Tom Petty's. :)

Oh!

I love that Petty song. I have his best of CD the long one. You sound like me, I like to keep 2-4 going for fun. Over 4 is no fun for some reason. My mother always ways "You can only read one at a time" "NO YOU can only read one at a time mumsy."

I have to get that Page one, off I go ordering 'rubs hands briskly.'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Crazy From The Heat David Lee Roth story

Not heard much of Van Halens music but had this book bought for me, its an enjoyable read and features quite a few references to Led Zeppelin.

New History Of Witchcraft by Jeffrey Burton Russell and Brooks Alexander

Just started to read this updated edition which Ive borrowed from a friend.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Crazy From The Heat David Lee Roth story

Not heard much of Van Halens music but had this book bought for me, its an enjoyable read and features quite a few references to Led Zeppelin.

New History Of Witchcraft by Jeffrey Burton Russell and Brooks Alexander

Just started to read this updated edition which Ive borrowed from a friend.

The History Of Witchcraft Sounds fascinating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is theres some really good sections in it and clearly its not a definitive history as it simply couldnt be contained within one book. Theres some great chapters thougth in particular the final one involving the medias influence on such subjects and there popularity.

It has been around in various forms the book for many years I own an older version I picked up form a second hand shop years ago.

Edited by Ethan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Die Zukunft der menschlichen Natur" (the future of human nature) Jürgen Habermas - The book takes up the question of genetic engineering and its ethical implications and subjects it to careful philosophical scrutiny.

P.S> NO, i don't read in germany, i'm reading a translate to portuguese :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished "crank" by ellen hopkins. I love her books.

Right now I am readin The fellowship of the ring.

I love that trilogy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reading 3 books:

On Whale Island

The Last 7 Months Of Anne Frank

Walking The Gobi

About to start 'JARHEAD'

B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×