So....What Are You Reading?

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  1. carolinab

    carolinab Member+

    Aug 21, 2000
    D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Bermuda
    Currently, I'm reading The Gates of The Alamo by Stephen Harrigan. It's historical fiction on a subject about which I know nothing and I am really liking it, despite the way the author spells his first name.

    Also re-reading Mostly Harmless because I am that much of a geek. :)

    Just bought and am a few pages into Alison Weir's The Children of Henry VIII. I always like her books, and this doesn't look like it will be an exception.
     
    Atouk repped this.
  2. snowsuit

    snowsuit New Member

    Oct 1, 2000
    san diego
    last night a dj saved my life, a disc jockey history.
     
  3. carolinab

    carolinab Member+

    Aug 21, 2000
    D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Bermuda
    Are you liking it?
     
  4. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    The Wind up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.
    Don't ask me to tell you what its about, I'm 400 pages in and its impossible to describe. But I am absolutely loving it.
     
  5. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    "A Harlot High and Low" by Balzac
     
  6. carolinab

    carolinab Member+

    Aug 21, 2000
    D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Bermuda
    I remember reading reviews of Norweigan Wood and always meant to pick it up....maybe I'll finally add it or The Wind Up Bird Chronicle to the list now!

    I read Pere Goriot in French (my professor was a huge fan) but sadly don't remember a damn thing about the plot. Just remember how it gave me a sense of Paris at the time. I'm all for any book with "Harlot" in the title, though.
     
  7. CrazyF.C.

    CrazyF.C. New Member

    Jun 15, 2001
    Washington D.C.
    satanic verses by salman rushdie
     
  8. Foosinho

    Foosinho New Member

    Jan 11, 1999
    New Albany, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sum of All Fears, Clancy.

    I'll probably go read Two Towers again as a prelude to the movie coming out.
     
  9. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Damn, us crew fans are a literate bunch!
     
  10. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    Excellent, Crazy.
    For pleasure or for a class?
    Anyway, how are you liking it? It's fairly tough going, but worth it IMO.
     
  11. supersport

    supersport New Member

    Oct 17, 2001
    San Francisco
    Paolo Di Canio, Autobiography.
     
  12. sgnerdboy

    sgnerdboy New Member

    Feb 17, 2000
    Portland, OR, USA
    Club:
    Brøndby IF
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. irvine

    irvine Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    S. Portland, ME
    Good book, but I like Midnight's Children better.

    Has anyone here read Murakami's other novels? Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is a genuinely great book.
     
  14. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    Norwegian Woods is my favorite Murakami novel - then again, I read it in Japanese and I don't know if it translates well.
     
  15. TexanSoccer06

    TexanSoccer06 New Member

    Me too. Pure brilliance.
     
  16. bmurphyfl

    bmurphyfl Member

    Jun 10, 2000
    VT
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brilliant Orange - The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football

    Murf
     
  17. BakedAlaskan

    BakedAlaskan Member+

    Feb 28, 2002
    Ancho-RAGE,Alaska
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've thought about getting that.Looks like I'll have to now.

    Just finished "The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich" by William L. Shirer (Outstanding.I'll probably read it again in a couple years)

    It inspired me to go on a shopping spree of WWII books about/from the German side.I am about 3/4 the way through "Soldat" by Siegfried Knappe.Pretty interesting if it's all true.

    I've started "Rommel" but it's written by a British soldier and I'm having a hard time following it.I might just huck it and start something else.Paulo maybe???
     
  18. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    Just finished Tad Williams' "The Dragonbone Chair", part one of the Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series. Will definitely be moving on to book 2, but currently I'm reading "Masterpieces", a collection of Sci-Fi short stories edited by Orson Scott Card.
     
  19. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Harrigan was on my thesis committee. He's probably the most modest "successful" writer I've ever met.
     
  20. carolinab

    carolinab Member+

    Aug 21, 2000
    D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Bermuda
    Re: Re: So....What Are You Reading?

    Excellent read. What an ego!

    I'm really impressed by his writing. It's one thing to know all the little details and to have done the research, but it's a true gift to be able to make that past as vivid as he does.
     
  21. fiddlestick

    fiddlestick New Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    The 4 8 0
    Fixed your "illiterate" post :)

    "The History of Reading"-Alberto Manguel (was an associate of Borges, a good read)
     
  22. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold.
     
  23. NER_MCFC

    NER_MCFC Member

    May 23, 2001
    Cambridge, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I usually have 3 going at a time: 1 on the night table, one for on the bus and one on the coffee table. Right now, they are:
    Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and someone else
    The Thief of Time by Terry Pratchet; it's a Disk World novel.
    Route 66AD. I forget the author's name. It's about tourism in during the Roman Empire.
     
  24. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    OH
    Listening to "Dune" on tape in the car.
    Reading "Azadi" by Chaman Nahal.
     
  25. supersport

    supersport New Member

    Oct 17, 2001
    San Francisco
    Re: Re: Re: So....What Are You Reading?

    I'm about half way through it and I'm not sure if I like the guy, or not. I really wonder what the people he writes about in this book think of him? It is well written. And he doesn't seem to leave much out.
     

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