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I'm presuming we all read too ;-)
So, what are you reading now or what books have you recently read?

I'm reading "The Martian" by Andy Weir. So far (1/3 through) it's been unexpectedly funny and a real page-turner.
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past tense,i know...but still a good snoop:
http://lwtua.websitetoolbox.com/post/what-book-you-reading-at-the-moment-3171216?highlight=reading+now&pid=30593432

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Ah. Well. So! Lol I guessed it was hardly an original topic :-D
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...doesn't matter,reviving is always good,no matter how (good threads/topics anyway!) !
i've just went from churchills 'early years' to rankins/rebus 'set in darkness' to lagerkvists 'barabbas'...
....eerie collection i'm workung through.mauriac & sartre next....always great to have the luxury of using others library!

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The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (better than a time machine; sad that Douglas Adams died so young)
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'No Surrender' - Hiroo Onoda

The autobiography of the Japanese soldier who refused to surrender until 1974, continuing to fight as a guerilla on the island of Lubang.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirō_Onoda
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Laughable Loves - Kundera

Short stories from the last great writer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughable_Loves

A Journey To The End Of The Night (Voyage Au Bout de La Nuit) - Céline

The best french book of the last 100 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_End_of_the_Night

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Just finishing Steve Coogan's book and then it will be Chrissie Hynde's.
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Well, recently, I've been reading the usual favourites of mine - the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson - as well as the House of Night series by P.C and Kristin Cast and am currently in the middle of the second book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Most of these are teen novels about vampires, and all sorts of mythical creatures really. The exceptions are Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde which are Victorian gothic novels. All of them are great reads and I'd recommend them to anyone who likes any of the following genres: gothic/horror/thriller/fantasy.

In the past I watched all the Lord of the Rings films and was obsessed with Frodo Baggins for a while and I started reading the first book, but got a bit fed up with it after a few chapters... only recently a friend of mine told me a lot of the book isn't in the films, so if you've seen the films first, which I did, about half of the book won't make any sense and that is exactly what I found happened.

Also, I've read the Harry Potter books and watched the films I don't know how many times. They're great reads as well. I read a lot more than other people my age - flipping heck! I bet some teenagers don't know what a book is because they sit in front of the telly or play computer games or hang around the streets. 

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I'm about to finish up "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser. It's amazing how things haven't really changed all that much in 115 years: same shit, different day. Where will it end? Where will it end!

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Well wow. Guess what-some things haven't changed since 1587!!!!
I dunno how, since this book was published in 2013, but surely Ian must have read it, or lived it, since it hits so many of the social concepts and concerns he wrote lyrics about.
" The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century," by Joel F. Harrington.
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I'm not reading anything at the moment, but I am trying to build up the number of books on my bookshelf. As of a while ago now, definitely in the last year or so, since my local library's been closed down - I've been stuck with the odd book like Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and then I've had the Twilight books and the Harry Potter books, then I've had some books that are parts of a series I haven't been able to read [I had the first one, then the third, fourth and fifth ones and it's a twelve book series!]. I told my dad about my book situation in January [I'd read Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde in December and was considering reading Twilight just so I wasn't reading them again in the space of a month!] so he got me two different books. Turns out they're the fourth book and the twelfth book of a thirteen book series. Great. So I've been slowly getting these books - of this particular series, I've now got them in order up to book four, still waiting for five, then I've got six and seven. Might get books eight and nine soon. I haven't started reading them yet because they're about 300 pages long or something like that - it would take me a day to read a book like that, so I'm waiting until I've got more of them so I'm not waiting for too long in between. Anyway, so I'm not reading at the moment, because the situation on my bookshelf doesn't allow me to, really, unless it means reading something I've read tons too recently. If anyone could recommend some books, would be much appreciated. I generally like gothic novels [old and new] and vampire books, but I read fantasy as well. I mentioned Pride and Prejudice before - I'm not a huge fan of it, by the way - that's just something I find myself reading if I've got nothing else to read. I prefer reading books whose storylines are a bit more eventful and perhaps, you could say edgy as well. Thank you. Em.
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I'm not reading anything at the moment, but I am trying to build up the number of books on my bookshelf. As of a while ago now, definitely in the last year or so, since my local library's been closed down - I've been stuck with the odd book like Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and then I've had the Twilight books and the Harry Potter books, then I've had some books that are parts of a series I haven't been able to read [I had the first one, then the third, fourth and fifth ones and it's a twelve book series!]. I told my dad about my book situation in January [I'd read Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde in December and was considering reading Twilight just so I wasn't reading them again in the space of a month!] so he got me two different books. Turns out they're the fourth book and the twelfth book of a thirteen book series. Great. So I've been slowly getting these books - of this particular series, I've now got them in order up to book four, still waiting for five, then I've got six and seven. Might get books eight and nine soon. I haven't started reading them yet because they're about 300 pages long or something like that - it would take me a day to read a book like that, so I'm waiting until I've got more of them so I'm not waiting for too long in between. Anyway, so I'm not reading at the moment, because the situation on my bookshelf doesn't allow me to, really, unless it means reading something I've read tons too recently. If anyone could recommend some books, would be much appreciated. I generally like gothic novels [old and new] and vampire books, but I read fantasy as well. I mentioned Pride and Prejudice before - I'm not a huge fan of it, by the way - that's just something I find myself reading if I've got nothing else to read. I prefer reading books whose storylines are a bit more eventful and perhaps, you could say edgy as well. Thank you. Em.


You might like Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, it comes from the same romanticism/ gothic area like Dracula. It's not really about the monster but more of the emotional complication of creating life, and the consequences with both Victor and the creature. 

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Thank you. 
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My maman's lent me Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, so I'm reading that at the moment. It's quite good actually. 
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I thought kate bush wrote that[wink]
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There's a book and a song. The book is by Emily Bronte, the song, which is inspired by the book, was written by Kate Bush. Lovely song, but I don't have a hope of singing it - Kate Bush has a voice I can only dream of having. Bah! Sodding low notes! 
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Thats why my comment ended with a smirking smiley....I guess irony is dying [wink]
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I'm reading Mark Radcliffe's memoir "Thank You For The Days".  A funny and fascinating read.
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Recently took great interest in modern literature, if you can say so, and started with the "House of Leaves" by Mark Z. Danielewski.
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I am currently tackling the infamous infinite jest by david foster wallace, right now its amazing and i already know that it will be one of my favorite books of all time
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I'm readining "olga, she-wolf of the nazi joy division" by curtis albrecht
Don't believe me? Look it up.

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I believe you - I can imagine there being books with those kind of titles out there. Just saying. 
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