What book(s) are you reading now?
Chaser1024: I'm re-reading the "Sword of Truth" series written by Terry Goodkind. I'm also reading a new installment of the Bourne Trilogy at the same time (Bourne Betrayal - based on Lobert Ludlum's work and this particular volume is written by Eric Van Lustbader).
Nosferatu: I'm reading nothing at all. I just finished my latest book today. I'm going to start Walden by Henry D. Thoreau soon however. Should be an exciting ride into his thoughts on civilization.
UnfrostedPoptart: I'm reading "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen...
I'm not very far, but it's off to a great start!
I think I'm also going to reread "The Giver" by Lois Lowry just because it's one of those books that are good to reread every so often.. just to gain some perspective
Mousouheki: I'm reading two books at the moment. Out by Natsuo Kirino, and The Alchemists of Barbal by David Clement-Davies. Out is REALLY sick. Don't read it unless you have a strong stomach -_-
Bell214: El Anillo: La herencia del ultimo templario (The Ring: The Last Knight Templar's Inheritance) by Jorge Molist
I have a few random books from The Foundation series culled from bookstores here and there but have yet to actually start the series. I should get a move on, eh?
I just finished the fascinating Holy Blood, Holy Grail and would love any amount of *legit* discussion on it.
I also just finished (in the past couple weeks):
Axis by Robert Charles Wilson
Capacity by Tony Ballantyne
I'm starting Ballatyne's Divergence, then reading Iain M. Banks' Matter.
I wish I could finish Kevin Kelly's Out of Control. That book single handedly persuaded me to take up network engineering built on the principles of organized chaos even though I had no previous interest in computer nerdedry.
~~No I'm not showing off, just speaking honestly as I hope you all understand...
t_l_c: Just finished reading "Dead Witch Walking" - Kim Harrison.
I liked this book although it was a bit different to the books I usually choose. Yes I do sometimes go for the vampire/mythological stuff (ok I admit I go for the vampire stuff ALOT, lol) but this seemed to have alot of different creatures where as the books I usually go for only have one or two. There were witches, warlocks, vampires, pixies, fairies, warewolves, leprechauns, etc etc. Once I got paced this though I found it a good read.
It is the story of a witch who works for IS, Inderland security, Inderlanders being all the beings not human. She decides her job is not fulfilling and quits taking a co-worker with her. This does not go down well and a price is put on her head. Not take this lying down she decides to do something pro-active about it.
I give it a 3 1/2 out of 5 and will probably be buying the next book in the series.
t_l_c: Ok I just finished "Doomsday Book" by Connie Willis (for the second time) and I still loved it.
It's set at sometime in the future when time travel is possible. Kivrin, a student goes back to 1320 (or so she thinks) and has trouble getting back. The university, where she was sent from, has troubles of it's own when a mysterious illness appears. Not knowing the origin they are quarantined and no one can get to the machine to check if the time travel jump went correctly.
wildpeaches: Right now I'm reading a book about the relationship between Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. It's pretty interesting.
Also, just started a book called "Antony and Cleopatra" which is about the politics and world history of that time. I'm getting pretty into it.
I usually read lots of books about religion and biographies but lately have been trying to read more about history.
SteveC: At the mo I'm reading "The Sea" by John Banville....best book I've read in a long, long time!
sexyspecs: im reading the most fantastic book ive read i a while white noise.......briliant also Love in the Time of Cholera a romance story with a difference i would really recommend it......
babypink23: Before I sleep I read 2 books (or more sometimes):
for the 3rd time : HARRY POTTER (Deathly Hallows)
for the 7th time : THE BE-HAPPY ATTITUDE
and GOD'S DESIGN FOR BUILDING YOUR MARRIAGE as a study
Bell214: The Falcon of Palermo by Maria R. Bordihn.
A meticulously researched historical novel that brings to life the thirteenth century and the brilliant and controversial Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II of the Hohenstaufen dynasty (ruled 1220 -1250 ).
Marked by his titanic struggle with the papacy for the domination of Europe (he was excommunicated twice and often vilified in chronicles of the time), his recapturing of the Holy Land, his far-ranging intellect, his falconry, and the passions that led him to several wives and countless mistresses, as well as one enduring love, Frederick's life gives a fascinating glimpse into this pivotal period of medieval history. The Falcon of Palermo focuses on a man whose towering personality laid the seeds for the Reformation and the foundation of modern Europe.
RosesAreBlueish: "The Ego and the Id" by Sigmund Freud, then our Italian teacher gave us a book to read till 3 Oct - "Gente nel tempo" (People in Time) by Massimo Bontempelli
redheaded_beauty: I am reading Les Mes four my third time but this one is one the abbridged versions