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Offline ParadoxTopic starter

What are you reading?
« on: November 25, 2008, 09:18:35 AM »
In the time-honored Elliquian tradition of such threads as What are you wearing?, What are you drinking?, What's cooking?, and What's the Frequency, Kenneth?, I bring you the latest thread: "What are you reading?"

Books, newspaper articles, online articles, blogs, posts on Elliquiy, even lyrics; all are fair game. If possible, please attempt to include a link.

Currently Reading:

Los Cinco Lenguajes Del Amor (The Spanish version of "The Five Love Languages", by Gary Chapman)

and

Carrion Comfort, by Dan Simmons

My future mother-in-law loaned me the English version of the first book. It's surprisingly insightful, so I picked up the Spanish version to practice my Espaņol.
The second book is a deep, powerful 900 page novel full of suspense, horror, mystery and amazingly intricate plotlines.

Offline Lilias

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 09:53:18 AM »
This seems much more in place here than in the general literary discussion.

So, lessee... Reading my NaNo abomination (I try not to look too far back), games and blog posts, mine and others' (trying to draw traffic to my latest blogging gig), and slowly plodding through The Healing Handbook and Sourcery.

Offline ParadoxTopic starter

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 10:05:23 AM »
Oh, I wasn't aware that we already had a "What Are You Reading?" thread.

Well..damn.

Offline Caity

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 08:33:34 PM »
Wifey -- Judy Blume

Off to do that now. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 08:37:07 AM »
Lucinda's Web by Dorothy Morrison

Offline adventurer

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 11:37:51 AM »
Seed Magazine

Offline ParadoxTopic starter

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2008, 11:45:16 AM »
Great choice! I pick up an issue every few months.



Now- An article about the ovens used in Nazi death camps.

Offline adventurer

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2008, 11:49:39 AM »
In addition to it:

www.edge.org

Offline Happy an Nice

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2008, 11:20:33 PM »
In the time-honored Elliquian tradition of such threads as What are you wearing?, What are you drinking?, What's cooking?, and What's the Frequency, Kenneth?, I bring you the latest thread: "What are you reading?"

Books, newspaper articles, online articles, blogs, posts on Elliquiy, even lyrics; all are fair game. If possible, please attempt to include a link.

Currently Reading:

Los Cinco Lenguajes Del Amor (The Spanish version of "The Five Love Languages", by Gary Chapman)

and

Carrion Comfort, by Dan Simmons

My future mother-in-law loaned me the English version of the first book. It's surprisingly insightful, so I picked up the Spanish version to practice my Espaņol.
The second book is a deep, powerful 900 page novel full of suspense, horror, mystery and amazingly intricate plotlines.

Interesting...my ex-MIL (at the time also my future MiL)  had given me The Language of Love (1988, revised 1992) by Gary Smalley in Spanish quite a few years ago. I think it contained some similar themes.

Good luck with that. It didn't help me but...you're a better man than I. *smiles*

Offline ParadoxTopic starter

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2008, 02:17:22 PM »
Good luck with that. It didn't help me but...you're a better man than I. *smiles*

You know...that may have something to do with the fact that you aren't a man to begin with  ;)

I haven't read the book by Seņor Smalley, so I'll go look it up!

Offline Solaine

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2008, 11:06:31 PM »
Illustrated Guide to The Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan

Offline Happy an Nice

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 12:08:00 AM »
Still haven't finished Fragile Things

If you click on the green cover....a Study In Emerald, you can listen to the author read the short story in his own voice. I enjoy listening to him read.

Offline MistressofPen

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2008, 12:51:30 AM »
Ooooh.  A place I can actually respond!

I'm reading Chalice by Robin McKinley http://www.robinmckinley.com/

I've also been reading about the positioning of Venus and Jupiter with our moon on Monday; guess it will be an interesting arrangement.  I've noticed the two planets almost stacked and so very, very bright even before full dark. http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20081128/sc_space/spectacularskyscenemondayevening

And, now I'm bookless; any recommendations?  I'm re-reading Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer.  Such a fun romp.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2009, 02:27:39 AM by MistressofPen »

Offline Cecilia

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2008, 06:56:34 PM »
"My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead". Edited by Jeffrey Eugenides.  It's a compilation of "love stories" from  Chekov to Munro.   

Offline Happy an Nice

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2008, 10:37:16 PM »
Possibly adding...."God, a biography" as it came from Amazon today, although why, I can't say. *searches memory and comes up blank*


After opening the book and leafing through it a bit, *goes off to read but still has an attitude about it"

Offline Caity

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 01:27:55 AM »
Smart Women -- Judy Blume

Offline Duchess

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2008, 02:44:35 AM »
raintree - sanctuary

beverly barton

Offline adventurer

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2008, 07:06:16 AM »
Arianna Huffington:

Picasso Bio

Offline sodi rivka

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2008, 01:45:23 AM »
The Assassin's Touch by Laura Joh Rowland

Offline adventurer

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2008, 02:25:36 AM »
Upping the Downside -63 Strategies for Creating Professional Resilience by Design

by Mike Jay and Co-Authors

Offline Happy an Nice

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2008, 07:39:59 AM »
IKEA product assembly instructions. ~Merry-impending-Christmas!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2008, 07:42:43 AM »
The Art of War - Sun Tzu

For the 10th time

Offline Lilias

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2008, 07:43:58 AM »
Tatler's School Guide 2009 (four years early, and we can't afford a prep school, but a mother can dream)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2008, 11:14:24 AM »
Don Quixote...

Offline Caity

Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2008, 12:11:45 PM »
I just read:

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas -- James Patterson

Great tear jerker.  :P