Ahehehee. I vouch that you should try it, whenever you find more time.
It gets juicy in the middle, but dont wan't to spoil it for you. I've read many complaints of Rand making too long of dialogue segments, and shoving her philosophy down the readers throats in every page.....but I've really liked it so far.
I am reading 'Snobs' by Julian Fellowes. I read it as a comedy of manners, or how the current British ruling class thinks. I like to know how everyone thinks. It is Tolstoyesque in its detail of mannerisms. I am not quite half way through it, since books I enjoy I spend months reading. Fellowes is a British Ministries actor, going back to the 'The Dutchess of Duke Street', a couple of 'Rumple of the Baileys', and a list as long as one's arm, most of which I have not seen.
Just finished Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" (insanely good---I love Neil Gaiman). I'm not sure what I'll read next. I've got Gaiman's "Anansi Boys" on order through my library, but I might re-read "Getting Things Done" again first.
I'm reading a very interesting book right now called "How to Write Horror Fiction" by William F. Nolan. I highly reccommend it to anyone who's ever thought of becoming a horror writer. Nolan's tips are fabulous and very helpful.
I've nearly finished reading Mort by Terry Pratchett now and may go on reading Terry Pratchett books or have a break from them and read something else. I currently have Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' box set on order from Amazon.co.uk
Anyone a fan of Pullman? I've never read anything by him yet and have heard good things!
I have not seen the movie, I just started reading the book. Another must read along the lines of Kite Runner is the Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany. The Yacoubian Building is a fictional novel about the social issues in modern Egypt, but it is so realistic it reads like a biographical account of peoples lives. It was also made into a movie, which I would also like to see.
I am reading a book on facebook applications and how to do everything with it, I am not much of a novel reader. I do enjoy the occasional samurai novel though. My favorite is Musashi by Eiji Yoshikava. It was addicting, I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in a few days despite being around 1,000 pages long.
Started reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman the other day. Not that far into it yet so can't pass much judgment on the actual story. But what i can say is that it is well written so i imagine it will be a great read.
I mostly read news articles, textbooks for class and my old job got me into the habit of reading legislation and statutes (even though I don't have to anymore).
I've always had to speed and scan read things so I find it really hard to read for pleasure. I'm sort of 'broken' that way. I just read "Dead Days of Summer" by Carolyn Hart. It's about 350 pages and most people would spread it out for pleasure reading over a week or two. I read it all last night in about 4 hours. So...not much pleasure derived from that.
Other than that, the only books I read for pleasure are John Grisham novels, classic Sherlock Holmes or those cheesy themed murder mysteries that are sold for $6.99 a pop on Amazon. I read a lot more when I was younger for pleasure, before college and a job that required lots of studying. I'm trying to get back on the pleasure reading bandwagon, especially since I got a kindle for my birthday in march! It's just hard to when I feel that I have to speed read and scan stuff and finish it all in one setting.
Right now, I'm reading The Cult of Mac (about Macintosh lovers), A Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick, Red, Wet Dirt which is a collection of horror stories by Nicholaus Grabowsky (Sacramento author) and the Story of Archaeolgy by a C.W. Cerams (?). All very good books.
Book Nine of The Wheel of Time series by the late Robert Jordan, my 15th or maybe 20th time through the set. SO looking forward to the next installment due out in November. No, not Jordan's ghost; his successor as chosen by his widow (Jordan's widow, not the successor's widow).
Why so eager for the next volume? Well, see, the copies of the first 11 books are sort of disintegrating from overuse....
I am reading 'Nights of Rain and Stars' by Maeve Binchy. It's a gentle summer read, set in a small village by the sea in Corfu where a small group of strangers are brought together by a tragedy. You just know that it all going to work out in the end!
When you are torn between reading or writing, which do you choose?I'm almost positive I'm not alone in this dilemma. Write or read? You love both, but maybe one just a little more than to other. What do you choose...
I'm running out of things to read, what are your suggestions?I've been running low on reading material lately. I'm still working through The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time in years, but I don't know what...