What Book Are You Reading? - Part IX

Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz. I love the Odd Thomas books for the casual snarkiness in them. “Alarmed, I got to my feet, as I always do when a building begins to glow inexplicably.” It’s all in the first person, and makes you think “Hmm, this character sure has a way with words”.

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. I will finish reading it tonight :wink:

I recently read The Wars by Timothy Findley. It was school-required reading, but it was quite interesting. Deals with how war destroys a person (and is slightly biographical of the author’s uncle in WWI)

Amazing book. Surprisingly graphic (sexually) for a high school novel. Never had an interest in war history until I read it.

Also, I finally returned to reading the Hitchhiker’s series. On book 4 now. Then Catch-22. Then Catcher in the Rye. Then… well, who knows.

finished- Finding Satan by Andrew Neiderman, last night.
starting- false memory by Dean Koontz, today.

I’m really interested in reading this too. I read another Lucid Dreaming book called ‘Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self’ by Robert Waggoner. It’s a great book :smile:

Currently though, I’m reading ‘Handbook of the Navigator’ by Eric Pepin. He goes into the sixth sense, connecting with our intuition, and uses simple analogies to explain the often forgotten or ignored reality of the Universe, and who we are exactly.

I could go on about it, but I will keep it short and simple and if that small description sparks an interest. Check it out for yourself, I would highly recommend this book to anyone :smile:

Currently re-reading:

Bloodlines - Richelle Mead

Currently reading:

Exile - The Legend of Drizzt book 2 - R.A Slvatore

Currently starting on:

The Secret Garden

I’m re-reading The Roar and The Hunger Games.

Two of my favorites right there :razz:

Right now, I’m reading The Kitab-I-Aqdas: The Most Holy Book.

I’m also studying a few computer science books. But I don’t think they count. lol

A Tale of Two Cities, and just finished The Scarlet Letter

I am reading:
“Love” by Chuck Smith
“That Hideous Strength” by C. S. Lewis
“Ender’s Game” Orson Scott Card

I just finished reading this book called Spontaneous Evolution, by Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman. It was a really interesting read, especially if you’re into movements like Zeitgeist, and there was a part that could relate to LDing, when they write about how we are “programmed” with a bunch of self-destructive behaviors by the people who raise us where we are young, and because they get ingrained in our subcounscious, they are quite hard to root them out. I am not sure if the authors are familiar with LDing, but I felt like it would be one of the ways to uprooting these behavior at an older age.

It was also a very spiritual book, which believed our next step in evolution is to lear n to cooperate and merge as an organism called Humanty, and they made quite a few fair points using knowledge from several areas.

(I loved it a lot, especially gonna use it and more LDing also as research for the book I want to write.)

I really want to reread Neil Gaiman’s Sandman (WHICH IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE HERE) now, but my Neil Gaiman collection is faaar far away :cry:

A dream like reading was Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.

A Ice and Fire Song was a fascinating reading, but now it will be a long waiting before Winds of Winter comes out.

This is my absolute favorite book in the whole world!
My interpretation of it is:
He talks to the Tralfamadorians, who do not perceive time like we do. To them, they see past, present and future all at once. So humans they see like centipedes, where they are baby at one end and an old person at the other.
Because they cannot perceive the passing of time, their books are not linear stories. Instead they are lots of bits and pieces, tiny instances and scenes and descriptions, that when you read it all at once they become a complete beautiful picture.

I think Slaughterhouse Five was a Tralfamadorian book. It wasn’t linear, it was a bunch of pieces of Billy Pilgrim’s life, and different instances, creating a complete picture when you read the whole thing.

And of course it was about the horror of war and all that.

But Vonnegut is my hero. I’m reading God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by him right now.

I’ve been (slowly) working on JK Rowling’s new novel (The Cuckoo’s Calling)

Recently, I’ve finished The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut as well as Stardust by Neil Gaiman. And holy cow, both of those are amazing reads.
Too bad my library doesn’t have many of the books that I really want to read. Good Omens and Slaughterhouse-Five are missing, so I have to order them from elsewhere, and I don’t like doing that for some reason. :shy:

Lately i’ve been reading english books (as I am belgian english is not my first language).
I read some classics as The great gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alice in wonderland and Through the looking glass by Lewis Carrol

And I’ve been reading a book about lucid dreaming : Dreams and how to control them (trad for “les rêves et les moyens de les diriger”) by Hervey-de-Saint-Denys. Quite interesting though I’m only at the beginning

I’m reading “Think and Grow Rich.” It’s a classic motivational text, a la How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Currently going through Lovecraft’s works again. I highly recommend it to lucid dreamers, because Lovecraft was also a lucid dreamer, and it shows. He’s public domain so his works are all free.

I finally got around to reading the lucid dreaming book. Stephen LaBerge’s Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and Your Life.

Right, at the moment i’m currently finishing off The Wheel of Osheim, by Mark Lawrence, the third book of the Red Queen’s War trilogy. Really enjoyed it so far, and so close to the end I can taste it! After that, going to get onto Fool’s Assassin, the first of the Fitz and the Fool trilogy by Robin Hobb… A friend recommended Hobb’s books to me, I started them not too long ago, and i’m hooked. I really am hooked. Shame this trilogy is the finale. Or at least, I think it is.

!!! Yay Fitz and Fool <3 I haven’t read Fool’s Assassin yet, I still have to read the Tawny Man series. I tried when I was younger but found out who Fitz gets with and got so mad I threw the book across the room and never picked it up again. But I will once I get Assassin’s Fate.

Have you read the whole series? Apparently the Rain Wild Chronicles should be read before Fool’s Assassin. They even released an official reading order:

Also, have you heard of Mark Lawrence’s newest, Red Sister? Harper Collings put up a sample, (not sure if you can access that). But it’s totally on my to read. I hear it’s a bit like Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight, but a bit more gory. So yeah. :content:

I’m (sort of) currently re-reading Harry Potter 6, but will start Frogkisser by Garth Nix soon. :cool: