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Are you even reading a book? What's the title and how long have you been at it? Liars are not welcome ITT.

>> No.13451272

>America : A Narrative History by Tindall, George Brown
>4 days
im 1/2 the way through it

>> No.13451283

>>13451260
2666. Currently reading the Fate chapter. This book could've used an editor.

>> No.13451309

>>13451283
fiction

>> No.13451310

I'm reading the Book of the Psalms in the Bible, does that count? I'm ten psalms in, there's 140 to go.

>> No.13451332

>>13451310
poetry

>> No.13451337

The Once and Future King
2 months

>> No.13451345
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>>13451260
I just finished my last book and started The Bell by Iris Murdoch today. My brother recommended it and he studied philosophy at Oxford, so I figure he must be right about something.

Anyone know anything about this book? I'm only a few pages in, but it seems like its going to be dull.

>> No.13451362

>>13451260
Whalebook. 1 month. 3/5 stars.

>> No.13451411

>>13451260
Started reading Lolita last night, been enjoying a lot so far. Just finished Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality.

>> No.13451415

Mansfield Park. Started it last night

>> No.13451454

>>13451260
Teatro Grottesco by Ligotti, started reading it on monday and mostly read on the bus/train and breaks at work. I am 3/5ths of the way through. Mediocre and very same-y.

>>13451411
The foot in lap scene is the high-point, it all goes downhill from there.

>> No.13451456

>>13451454
Shut up

>> No.13451459

>>13451260
A book by Charlemagne tha God. It’s exactly as good as it sounds.

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>>13451337
Fantasy
>>13451345
Novel
>>13451362
???
>>13451411
Novel
>>13451415
Mansfield Park

>>13451345
stick with it

>> No.13451469

just finished Submission by Houellebecq. Far superior to Whatever

>> No.13451471

>>13451459
Why not put a double barrel shotgun in your mouth and pull the trigger?

>> No.13451474
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>>13451362
>Not liking Moby Dick

>> No.13451477

>>13451260
Fuck you roasty whore cunt bitch

>> No.13451480

>>13451260
Kidnapped, Stevenson
2 days and i lost motivation after my professor said it was a children's book

>> No.13451482

Listening to Count of Monte Cristo in car and at gym I'm 42 hours in. Reading The Power of Myth. On page 60 or something.

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>>13451337
Fantasy
>>13451345
Novel
>>13451362
Novel, adventure fiction, epic, sea story, encyclopedic novel
>>13451411
Novel
>>13451415
Novel
>>13451454
Fiction
>>13451459
No title given
>>13451480
Adventure novel, Historical novel
>>13451482
1. Historical novel, Adventure 2. Non-Fiction

>> No.13451508

>>13451309
???

>> No.13451514

>>13451260
against the grain, trhee days, page 80.
Highlighting and shit of course
Probably not worth it tho

>> No.13451517

>>13451260
Just started reading Hypatia: The Life and Legend of an Ancient Philosopher

>> No.13451534

>>13451508
>2666
Critical reception of the novel has, on the whole, been very positive. In Chile, it won the Altazor Award in 2005. The New York Times Book Review included it in the list of "10 Best Books of 2008"; Time named it Best Fiction Book of 2008; and the novel won the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction.

>> No.13451544

Finnegans Wake, 4 pages, 19 weeks

>> No.13451550

Joseph and His Brothers by Mann, maybe a month or so in

>> No.13451553

Just finished The Sound and the Fury. Now reading Dracula. It's a much more intelligent read than I thought it would be. 60 pages in, I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

>> No.13451557

Moby Dick, a week so far
Reader's Block by David Markson, just started today
Memoirs of Hadrian by Margerite Yourcenar, a month

>> No.13451569

I'm learning the trivium. Logic is fun. When i'm done with Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric (i should be done with it in the next year)i'll start reading the canon again.

>> No.13451572

>>13451260
yes I am
dunno if you heard about it...
it's called REPUBLIC by PLATO

>> No.13451575

>>13451503
>>13451468
??

>> No.13451577
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>>13451260
The Invincible by Lem, started reading it yesterday.

>> No.13451580

The First Philosophers, a month today. Halfway done.

>> No.13451581

Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter

Started it last night, about 40 pages in.

>> No.13451583

Silja, I'm like 30 pages in. Started it yesterday.

>> No.13451586

>>13451260
Of course. I've been reading constantly since last October. Just started Sometimes a Great Notion by Kesey yesterday. On page 130. I absolutely love it so far. Can't believe Kesey has been completely absent from my life so far (except the film version of Cuckoo's Nest)

>> No.13451591

>>13451534
Yeah, but that about it? Why are you replying each genre of every book mentioned here?

>> No.13451594

Currently re-reading the Iliad, started around a week ago. This is the third or fourth time I've read the Iliad, and I read some essays that someone recommended me before starting this time, hoping I'd enjoy it more. The Odyssey is one of my favourite works of fiction, but I've never really gotten that much out of the Iliad. I can appreciate a lot of the things it does, but I've just never gotten a deep enjoyment from it like so many other people seem to.

>> No.13451607

>>13451591
it should be obvious. there are only like 3 or 4 people reading something other than fiction in the entire thread.

>> No.13451613

>>13451607
And fiction books aren't books? Are you one of those non-fiction supremacist faggots?

>> No.13451619

>>13451471
what, and miss the chance to reread moby dick, crime and punishment, and the bible for the fiftieth time like the rest of this smooth-brained circlejerk board? no thanks

>> No.13451622

Just started American Pastoral, so far I'm not enjoying it very much.

>> No.13451631

hungry caterpillar
p deep

>> No.13451633

Reading a few books right now intermittently:
Beautiful Fighting Girl, ~70 pages in
Personality Shaping Through Positive Disintegration, ~90 pages in
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, ~30 pages in

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>>13451613
yes

>> No.13451703

>>13451594
With the Iliad you have to consider the gods to be personifications of the character's psyche. Paris is ruled by love so Aphrodite whisks im away as a vapor and saves his life because he would choose to live on for love rather than die a martyr. Likewise, Achilles is ruled by his wrath. I actually think the movie adaptation Troy did an excellent job making the story more contemporary rather than having the gods puppeteer the characters is such a hamfisted way. They characters are still saved by their base gods as Hector is the one who saves Paris out of love for his brother. Achilles is still ruled by his wrath.

>> No.13451970

>>13451260
Currently reading Moby Dick, not that far in yet but it's comfy.

>> No.13451976

Jane Austen Love friendship and other early works.
Just started it it's quite funny at times.

>> No.13451978

>>13451260
The Castle, about 100 pages in. Been at it for about a week but I've had obnoxiously long hours and no energy lately so what can you do.

>> No.13451983

>>13451503
Autism

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>>13451260
Currently re-reading this. Haven't read a book for a good while, been in a reading slump

>> No.13452153

>>13451607
That's not obvious at all

>> No.13452286

Totem and taboo

this book is firing up my incestual thoughts

>> No.13452426

Moby Dick
like 2 weeks i think
English isn't my first language so it takes a long time
nearly done tho

>> No.13452530

>>13451260
I’m reading the Harvard classics shelf. Im about 2,000 pages in. I’ve given myself until I turn 40 to finish it (3 years).

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Gravity's Rainbow - started it on Wednesday and I'm about 180 pages in. Yesterday I felt my eyes beginning to glaze over a little. Hopefully I can concentrate a little more today.

>> No.13452555

>Baudolino
>The Name of the Rose
>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
>A self-help book

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Started reading this. I am enjoying it but it is a slow read. I’m only reading about 30 pages per day. I might be on this until September.

>> No.13452713

Just started with The Stand again. Gonna be a hell of a trip

>> No.13452715

>>13451260

The Ecology of Freedom, Murray Bookchin. Just started.

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>>13451260
I'd been juggling books, but last night I picked up Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell where I left off. I felt bad about abandoning Strange in the penninsula. It's been a few months, since I only get time to read on my break at work. And it's a big book.

>>13451337
Damn, I've been meaning to read that.

>>13451503
Not sure why you're classifying all the books. Are you wanting more nonfiction? I have some stuff by my bed I've been meaning to tackle but I don't really feel like I need to answer to you.

>> No.13452748

In the middle of Buddenbrooks, loving it so far but Mann's long sentences get a little exhausting.

>>13452703

This will be my September read. Looking forward to it.

>> No.13452751

>>13451345
I enjoyed The Bell. The main female character (who’s a bit of an incompetent floozy) has some funny moments.
Murdoch herself considered the novel a failure since she was trying to convey some tension between the husband’s interest in asceticism and the wife’s bon vivant instincts. The vast majority of readers took the wife’s side, so Murdoch thought she had been ineffective at conveying the husband’s philosophical viewpoint

>> No.13452762

>>13452748
I’m hoping to get to The Magic Mountain sometime before the year ends. But I also have The Glass Bead Game in my to read pile

>> No.13452781

>>13452762

Glass Bead Game was one of my reads a few months ago. I wound up liking it a lot.

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I'm currently reading pic related.
I've also been studying the Greeks, not just reading this book. I decided to study the Greeks just to get into philosophy later, but I'm actually enjoying it. Greek mythology is very entertaining.

>> No.13452844

>>13451260
Blood Meridian. Couple days. 30% in according to my kindle.

>> No.13452867

i'm about 200 pages into the bone people which i started on wednesday, 6 out of 7 stories into a collection of thomas mann short stories which i've been reading for a couple of weeks, and about 60 pages into i am a cat which i started at the beginning of the week and have just been reading in my kitchen in the mornings with my breakfast

>> No.13452874

Great Jones Street by Delillo for a few days now. it is definitely far below his middle period work and the prose and story is a little too...jovial? for my liking. but there are plenty of excellent passages as always. recommended to Delillo completists, people who like Pynchon, people interested in early 70s rock music.

>>13451622
why's that anon?
>>13452286
totem and taboo is very interesting but its probably Freud's most speculative book beyond the da vinci biography. It's hard to know how seriously to take it.

>> No.13452888

>>13451622
I didn't enjoy that book the whole way through, and then couldn't stop thinking about it for years

>> No.13452900

>>13451260
I'm reading the essays of William Hazlitt. I posted a thread to talk about Hazlitt yesterday but hardly anyone responded because most people here are retards who probably haven't even read Shakespeare

>> No.13452906

No because I finished one yesterday. I'll start another once I get home tonight.

>> No.13453044

Started cosmotechnics after invisible cities, also reading Big Show, Frankenstein in Baghdad & They Fought for Each Other

>> No.13453169

Cryptonomicon, started 2-3 days ago. Typical Neal Stephenson, very good but can feel drawn out.

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>>13451309
>>13451332
>>13451503
>>13451503
Against The Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States is a book (hardcover release August 2017) by James C. Scott that sets out to undermine what he calls the "standard civilizational narrative" that suggests humans chose to live settled lives based on intensive agriculture because this made people safer and more prosperous.[1] Instead, he argues, people had to be forced to live in the early states, which were hierarchical, beset by malnutrition and disease, and often based on slavery.
>>13451517
Biography / Philosophy ?
>>13451544
Fiction
>>13451550
Novel
>>13451553
1. Southern Gothic novel, Modernist novel 2. Horror, Gothic
>>13451557
Novel, adventure fiction, epic, sea story, encyclopedic novel
>>13451622
Family life (fiction), U.S. history (fiction)
>>13451633
1. Manga / Non Fiction ? 2. Psychology 3. Novel
>>13451970
Novel, adventure fiction, epic, sea story, encyclopedic novel
>>13451976
All Ages / Classics
>>13452149
Dystopian novel, science fiction novel, philosophical fiction
>>13452286
Psychology · Fiction
>>13452426
Novel, adventure fiction, epic, sea story, encyclopedic novel
>>13452530
Classics
>>13452544
Historical novel, satire, encyclopedic novel, science fiction
>>13452555
1. Historical novel, speculative fiction
>>13452703
Philosophical novel
>>13452713
Post apocalyptic, horror
>>13452715
Subject: Hierarchy
>>13452737
speculative fiction
>>13452748
Family saga
>>13452840
Greek mythology, Roman mythology, and Norse mythology
>>13452844
Western, historical novel
>>13452874
Fiction
>>13452900
drama criticism, literary criticism, and political essays?
>>13453044
subject: Phenomenology, Philosophy of technology
>>13453169
Speculative fiction

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Have been sitting on >pic related for about..a month now, can't seem to finish it.
I read through a few of Seneca's "essays" and Houllebecq's Platform just in the past week.

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Pic related, about 12 hours.
Critique of pure reason, about a week

>> No.13453404

Lolita, halfway through. Loving it.

>> No.13453410

>>13453403
based

>> No.13453413

>>13451260
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis, about a quarter of the way through

>> No.13453430

>>13451260
Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings (Walter Benjamin)

Been at it for a couple weeks. I work and only read a short time a day.

>> No.13453440

I started Lonesome Dove yesterday and I'm only on the second chapter now. It's good so far just wasn't really feeling like reading much yesterday.

>> No.13453589

do u guys finish a book and then just start another? or do u need some time to digest it?

>> No.13453704

>>13453589
no. no time. read as much as possible. never stop. 200 pages per day.

>> No.13453745

>>13451260
reading Atlas Shrugged. I'm finally at page 870 or so after 3 years pushing myself through this fucking piece of shit. Eventhough I agree with some of the points and find the imagery quite nice, it's so fucking dry and boring and dull.

>> No.13453763

>The Passing of the Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac (Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain)
I've been chipping away at it for a while, reading a chapter every couple of days. I've finished other things int he meantime, but this is the only one unfinished at the moment.

>> No.13453953

Reader Stoner right now. It's OK. I think it derives most of its popularity due to the fact that it serves as a self insert for introverts.

Recently finished Rabbit Run. Was expecting some good ol boomer lit. Was really surprised by the dark ending. Worth the read.

>> No.13454692

>>13451469
Haven't read Whatever but I definitely agree

>> No.13454706

Pinker's "The Sense of Style." I feel like I've been reading it forever. I'm in the process of making a big move to start a new job, and it's really cut into my reading time.

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Started it today, only read through the prologue which is basically just a condensed version of his previous book The Coming of the Third Reich. I probably didn't need to read the prologue at all because I'm coming straight off of finishing Coming, but I suppose a light refresher is always welcome.

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>>13451260
>A short walk through the hundu kush.
I'm about 56 pages in out of 280.
Been reading it the last 2 days.
I like it.

>> No.13455024

I started reading nine princes in amber about 2 weeks ago, about half way through and loving the story

>> No.13455046

Currently reading Crime and Punishment and Blood Meridian. I hope to finish one of them this weekend so I can start something else ...

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>>13451260
Been at it four days, 'bout halfway through.

>> No.13455050

>>13455046
I have been reading C.P for one week.

>> No.13455103

>>13451459
How many times per page does he complain about Eminem?

>> No.13455302

War and Peace
I have 30 pages left
I started at the beginning of April

>> No.13455314

>>13455050
FBI!!!!!!

>> No.13455363

Bulgakov - The Master & Margarita
1 month

Graham Hancock - Fingerprints of the Gods
3 weeks

Owen Barfield - Saving the Appearances
3 weeks, reading for the third time

I have a bunch more in the stack but desu there are books in there that I haven't touched in months

>> No.13455412

Mythology, Edith Hamilton
1/2 way through
about a month

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>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M Pirsig.

I've started rereading this after reading some of the Greeks, Nietzche and the Tao and it makes more sense though I don't see why everyone (author included) though it was so revolutionary

>The Federalist Papers - Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

Picked this up today, surprised to learn that Hamilton is not the liberal hero all those woke people at the theatre think he is.

>I Am A Cat - Natsume Sōseki.

I've been reading this one a while now, I'm savoring it for my evenings after work. I love it and it's wonderful to read something I really enjoy for a change.

>> No.13456340

Finished blood meridian this morning after 4 days (inb4soy). Will start the invincible by lem tomorrow

>> No.13456510

>>13455413
>The Federalist Papers
stick with it

>> No.13456527

>>13451260
Lolita and The Book of Job
Rereading Moby-Dick next

>> No.13456552

>>13453589
>time off

but what else am i supposed to do during reading time

>> No.13456558

Reading Tropic of Capricorn, my 4th Henry Miller book, after Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring and The Air-Conditioned Nightmare. I am enjoying it, though not as much as Cancer or TACN. Almost finished it after 4 days, though I have mainly read it in two sessions during those 4 days. He is very hard to stop reading once you get into it.

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>>13451260
The Unnameable Present, Calasso. Since this morning
The Next Revolution, Bookchin. Since yesterday
Half-Earth, Wilson. Not sure exactly. A week or two.

Dropping: The Mushroom at the End of the World, Tsing. I have been dipping in and out for a few months, but her ESL rambling needed an editor for clarity. A shame, because I think I’d like the content. Maybe I’ll get back to it later

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Just sat down for some light reading on sandniggers.
>>13455413
Read the sequel it's better. My dog liked it.

>> No.13456724

>>13455413
>Hamilton is not the liberal hero all those woke people at the theatre think he is.
Oh no, classical liberal little shit. I’m thinking the musical is a ploy to counter the OWS sentiment
>I Am A Cat - Natsume Sōseki.
DLing

>> No.13456771

>>13451260
Melancholy of Resistance, started it yesterday, not too far in, going to get back to it as soon as this is posted.

>> No.13456809

>>13452840
Same here, started it like 3 days ago, shit's interesting as fuck

>> No.13457039

>>13451260
>Red Book,Jung
>1-2 months
about 350 pages through

>> No.13457046

>>13456558
that book compelled me to buy that bergson book

>> No.13457062

>>13451260
A confederacy of dunes,2 days. Great, though I wish the old man was More then a very minor character

>> No.13457179

>>13457046
Creative Evolution? What did you think of it? Do you know if there is anything that captures Bergson's philosophies better? He seems interesting but I have never read much about him beyond Miller's references to him.

>> No.13457212

>>13457179
I bought it off amazon today actually, he's got something called the "intuitive method" and mystics generally like him but I think he may be an underrated genius

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Almost done with the Nicomacean Ethics, after that I think I’ll move onto something less challenging seeing as the last couple of books I’ve read have been very dense works. Think I might read Mason & Dixon becuase I like Pynchon and I hear that it’s arguably better than Gravity’s Rainbow. Going to order some music theory books soon, any reccs?

>> No.13457529

>>1345284
it's all about the Demeter

>> No.13457577

The Black Jacobins. Started it yesterday, 176 pages in

>> No.13457896

>>13451581

How are you liking it? It's been in on my list for awhile now

>> No.13457971

>>13451309
non-fiction has no value outside of actual academia, prove me wrong.

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>>13457971
What the fuck. You read it to learn. Do you not value learning dumb dumb?

>> No.13459588

>>13459246
That must have hit deep seeing as how defensive you got

>> No.13459728

Mining Capitalism. Like 260 pages without the notes. Taking me over a month though, can’t seem to plow through much at a time with all the corporate jargon. Think I might be more of a brainlet than I thought.

>> No.13459747

>>13451260
the brothers karamazon, about 3/4 of the way, been at it a few weeks

finished libra last week, on page 182 of compulsion, started it a few weeks ago

>> No.13459819

>>13451260
I'm slowly working my way through Accelerate, Fragment on machines left me a bit perplexed to be honest, every other sentence I was wondering what he meant. Is this an idiosyncratic or a translation thing? The Book of Machines was a lot more straightforward. I'm quite enjoying it so far.

>> No.13459834

i am ready to the lighthouse. im almost done and have been reading it for two weeks. pretty damn good.

>> No.13459838

>>13459588
Cringe

>> No.13459849

>>13457971
Non fiction has value outside of academia
>prove me wrong

>> No.13459866

>Currently reading:
The Land of Flickering Lights, been at it for a few days, about 1/3 done. Good stuff, mostly because it's not a traditional candidate memoir. Surprisingly funny at parts. Recommend.

War and the Iliad, read the intro last night but decided I was too tired to focus and stopped there.

Breakfast of Champions, about 1/5 done after 1 week of intermittent reading sessions. Recommend.
Demosthenes Selected Speeches (OUP), about 1/6 done after 1 month.

>Recently finished:
Romeo and Juliet (re-read) enjoyed much more as an adult than in high school. recommend.

Twelfth Night, good stuff, but definitely not the Bard's best. Recommend.

The Iliad, (third re-read) on many days my favorite book. On other days it's either War and Peace or Memoirs of Hadrian.

Puckoon, very funny. Like Confederacy of Dunces on steroids, but mercifully short so the pointlessness doesn't bother you. Recommend.

Words Without Music, interesting, but only if you like Glass.

The War on Normal People, a bit uneven, but discusses an important topic that we'll have to address sooner or later. Don't think Ya g should get anywhere near the presidency, but glad that a candidate is talking about how AI is going to gut the economy. Recommend, mostly because it's not a traditional candidate memoir.

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Journey to the End of Night, also finished a book of Cicero's speeches today

I'm liking this Manheim translation of Journey but translations in general always make me feel like I'm missing a lot

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>>13457971
2/10 got me to reply

>> No.13459890

"Feral", which is about how ecosystems reestablish themselves after human development, but the author butts in every other chapter to tell some barely-related story about his epic world travels. That alongside the half-baked attempts at synthesizing environmentalism with normie liberalism ("I just spent a chapter describing how strip-mining has permanently destroyed Amazon ecosystems, but I'm going to insist we shouldn't entertain any solutions that inconvenience human society for some reason") kind of put a damper on the interesting science within.

Also just finished All the Pretty Horses, which was a nice easy read. Going to try to read the rest of the Border Trilogy if I can get some free time, since I'm having to read a bunch of pop-sci books and articles for my classes.

>> No.13460814

>>13451260
i will never share the great books i am reading. this one in particular would be vreat interest to this board. too bad.

>> No.13460918

>>13452544
Ayy same. Page 504, though it's been like a month since I mostly only read it on break at work. Don't worry, it gets a little bit more straightforward about halfway through Part 2.

>> No.13460943

>>13455314
underrated post

>> No.13460956

>>13451260
1984. Been at it around 3 days.

>> No.13461407

>>13451260
Almost done reading V. been at it for 2 weeks, done most of the reading on airplane rides.

>> No.13461846

>>13451260
I'm reading two books right now, Kai Lung's Golden Hours and Dream of Ding Village, both started about a week ago. Both are bad, the latter is bad enough I can't imagine it will have much in the way of redeeming qualities.

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Herodotus the histories.
Finished the battle of Thermopolye earlier today.
Been whittling away at it for the past few weeks.

>> No.13461971

The Idiot
About 2 weeks

>> No.13462074

>>13451260
I'm reading a Doctor Who book

>> No.13462306

>>13459874
>Journey to the End of Night
Pretty good. What did you think of it?

>> No.13462332

>>13451260
Ligotti's Grimscribe.

Been plinking away off and on for a few weeks now. It's a collection of shorts so I finish one then walk away for a bit.

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