| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:55 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5243 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113 ... 210  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:46 pm 
Offline
Naked Under Apron
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 1690
Location: Ravenclaw Tower
Nickeled and Dimed. It is so good, and it is pissing me off (in a good way).

_________________
And we all learn a lesson - don't taste mystery batter off the floor - it could be toxic. -Petunia


Writing Praying Vegan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:06 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:39 pm
Posts: 1858
Location: St. John's Newfoundland
I got The Parable Of The Sower by Octavia Butler yesterday from the library and finished it last night. I never do that with books anymore, let alone a 300+ page book! I feel like I overloaded my brain though because its hard to surmise how I felt about it.

Anyway, reading The Left Hand Of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin now.

_________________
I was really surprised the first time I saw a penis. After those banana tutorials, I was expecting something so different. -Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:20 pm 
Offline
Bought KAPOP LOAF
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:23 pm
Posts: 1635
Location: MD
Finally reading the Weetzie Bat books. Loving Witch Baby. Want to strangle Cherokee Bat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:11 am 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:04 am
Posts: 2392
Location: UK
The Minotaur by Barbara Vine. Good so far.

_________________
Everyone turns into Boo Radley, if they live long enough ~ seitanicverses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:19 am 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:03 pm
Posts: 5185
Location: Gallifrey
Thessaly wrote:
Finally reading the Weetzie Bat books. Loving Witch Baby. Want to strangle Cherokee Bat.

I read those back in high school and loved them. I think 'Secret-Agent Lover Man' was my favorite.

_________________
"...anarchists only want to burn cars and punch cops."- nickvicious
"We'll be eating our own words 30 years from now when we're demanding our legislators outlaw aerosol-based cyber dildo-wielding death holograms."- Brian


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:16 am 
Offline
Chard Martyr
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:30 pm
Posts: 9959
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
I'm reading We Have Always Lived in the Castle because of PPK peer pressure, but also...we had our first adventure from this book last night (sometimes my boyfriend and I like to read to each other), and it was kind of amazing.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:28 am 
Offline
Bought KAPOP LOAF
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:23 pm
Posts: 1635
Location: MD
Mr. Shankly wrote:
Thessaly wrote:
Finally reading the Weetzie Bat books. Loving Witch Baby. Want to strangle Cherokee Bat.

I read those back in high school and loved them. I think 'Secret-Agent Lover Man' was my favorite.

For some reason I totally missed that boat as a teenager. I wish I had read them then! But I'm still really enjoying them. Some of the passages are just beautiful.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:50 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:12 pm
Posts: 3831
Location: Canberra, Australia
Middlesex! I started it a couple of months ago and then sort of didn't have the time to read much. But now I'm making time and it's great.

_________________
Recipes. Rants. Raunch.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are you reading now?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:25 am 
Offline
Thinks Plants Have Feelings
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:31 pm
Posts: 57
Location: Limbo
Arisaig wrote:
I'm reading Interview With the Vampire for my book club. It's better written than I thought it would be and I am enjoying it but wouldn't read it on my own (obviously, since it came out 24 years ago and I read constantly). The interview style is sometimes annoying.


I loved Interview with the Vampire. I read it when I was about 12. I really like all of her books, except her strangely dark erotica. Its sometimes hard to get through the narratives of the vampires because of her dense reading. I started reading The Vampire Armand and couldn't finish it. I'll try again someday.

I just finished Wild by Cheryl Strayed for a book club I am hoping to join. You might read it if you have a hole in your heart or are particularly sad about something. I picked up Junky by William S. Burroughs last night. It will make you feel better about your narcotic free, honest, hard-working life. You will also be happy that you don't have cockroaches or bedbugs!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:40 pm 
Offline
Loves Carrots (in the biblical sense)
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:01 pm
Posts: 78
Location: Hope Mills, NC
Just finished: Throne of Fire - Riordan

Currently reading: The Food Revolution - Robbins, Son of Neptune - Riordan, and The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them - Cayton

Next: The Great Hunt (Wheel of Time book 2) - Jordan and if I'm weak, the first of the 50 Shades of Grey books

I'm clearly all over the place and have commitment issues. Don't tell my husband.

_________________
waffles! waffles! vegan brunch waffles!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:26 am 
Offline
Naked Under Apron
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:17 pm
Posts: 1690
Location: Ravenclaw Tower
Prayer by Richard Foster. He's one of my favorite authors.

_________________
And we all learn a lesson - don't taste mystery batter off the floor - it could be toxic. -Petunia


Writing Praying Vegan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:37 am 
Offline
The Real Hamburger Helper
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:03 pm
Posts: 2219
Location: I can't believe it's not England!
Nonfiction-Idiot's guide to (having? caring for?) a cat. Because I will get a cat. At some point in the future. Yes.

_________________
"Vegan to me means Oreos for breakfast." -Poopiebitch
"tl;dr: I quit working to drink beer paid for with gift cards" erikasoyf*cker


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:26 am 
Offline
Chip Strong
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:28 pm
Posts: 964
The Alienist by Caleb Carr.
good so far; love the historical Roosevelt aspect of it


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:38 am 
Offline
WELFARIST!
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:57 pm
Posts: 5049
Last night, I started reading Dear Theo: An Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh. I read the foreword and the original collection of his letters to Theo numbered 1670 pages but this has been condensed to a more reader-friendly 500 pages or so. Man, those folks wrote voluminously in the day but I guess there was nothing better to do. So far, my review is that I'd rather look at his paintings, but I'll slog through a few more of his letters and this may change.

Also, I was just in Holland said Van Gogh's name and was sternly corrected. None of us here in North America say his name to the approval of the Dutch, NONE of us. I've not heard his pronounced the way the Dutch say it in any biographical show or whatnot by a North American person. So. Just so you know. We've all got it wrong. But that's all right. Doesn't mean we can't love him. <3

_________________
"I'm sorry! I'm Canadian!"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:41 am 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:46 am
Posts: 1090
Location: Sweden
Hoodwinked wrote:
The Alienist by Caleb Carr.
good so far; love the historical Roosevelt aspect of it

I liked this a lot. The author is a historian so the historical facts are accurate enough I suppose.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:16 pm 
Offline
Bought a used copy of Natural Harvest
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:29 pm
Posts: 6045
Location: Land of Maple and Beavers
The Wind Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami. Biggest mind fork in a while.

_________________
Did you notice the slight feeling of panic at the words "Chicken Basin Street"? Like someone was walking over your grave? Try not to remember. We must never remember. - mumbles
Is this about devilberries and nazifruit again? - footface


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:51 pm 
Offline
Impressive boner
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:57 pm
Posts: 3996
Location: Nottingham.
I just finished Hater by David Moody and am now onto Slights by Kaaron Warren.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:31 pm 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:12 am
Posts: 498
Location: Eugene, OR
1. The Wilder Life, by Wendy McClure. I love the Little House on the Prairie books as a kid, especially all the food descriptions, and I am excited to read about other people being affected by the books.

2. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. A refreshing (although sad, usually) perspective of history that is rarely brought up in school, or in general. Highly recommended, for everyone.

3. College Girls: Bluestockings, Sex Kittens, and Co-eds, Then and Now, by Linn Peril. A history of education. Super interesting. Kind of cheeky. Easy to read.

4. Diana, by Sarah Bradford. I don't know anything about Princess Diana other than the glamorized version of her life.

Now the trouble is that I want to read all of these at once. I love problems like this.

_________________
http://sisterlegumes.com Vegans sisters, a city apart.
Our baby looked like a bean, so now we are pro-life. And we don't eat beans. -Tofulish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:10 am 
Offline
Tofu Pup Forever
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 16, 2012 12:39 pm
Posts: 18
Location: Northern British Columbia
sisterlegume wrote:

2. A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn. A refreshing (although sad, usually) perspective of history that is rarely brought up in school, or in general. Highly recommended, for everyone.

its definitely sobering. I think it should be mandatory high school reading for American students. Zinn was a great man.

just finished Finnegans Wake and am moving on to Michael Turner's The Pornographer's Poem.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:11 pm 
Offline
Baking In The Flavor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:03 pm
Posts: 189
Location: Phoenix
Bright Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich. It's about the tyranny of positive thinking (especially as it relates to things like the Secret and life-coaching). I'm enjoying it quite a bit, especially after having gone on a lot of dates with new-age flakey types of late.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:23 pm 
Offline
Banned from Vegan Freaks.
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:44 pm
Posts: 348
Location: Northern Ontario
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. This is the 2nd book in the trilogy – after A Discovery of Witches. Just read the first 2 chapters. Awesome! Thank you to Kindle for the immediate delivery; the book came out today.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:13 pm 
Offline
Addicted to B12 Enemas

Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:58 am
Posts: 262
Location: SC, PA
Padraigin wrote:
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. This is the 2nd book in the trilogy – after A Discovery of Witches. Just read the first 2 chapters. Awesome! Thank you to Kindle for the immediate delivery; the book came out today.


I'm not sure how I feel about it. I liked A Discovery of Witches well enough, but there's something about this that isn't quite the same. What do you think so far?

_________________
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave" - Mahatma Gandhi


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:43 am 
Offline
Grandfathered In
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:41 pm
Posts: 9466
Location: Seattle
The Driftless Area by Tom Drury. It's sad and dreamy and... tentative. I like it.

_________________
Did somebody say Keep on rockin?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:46 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:31 pm
Posts: 3918
Location: Graz, Austria
A German translation of Jules Verne's Cinq semaines en ballon (Five Weeks in a Balloon). I'm having huge problems with some descriptions. Bleh, colonialism.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What are we reading now?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:57 am 
Offline
Not NOT A Furry

Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:19 pm
Posts: 524
Location: Sacred City, California
Still slogging through God Is Not Great, by Christopher Hitchens. It's extremely well-written and engaging, but I find it very depressing and at times, scary, so I've had to put it down a couple of times.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5243 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113 ... 210  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer