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What Are You Reading? Filler 7179


Alternative title: Let's talk about real books. (But talking about fics is good, too.)

Currently reading:
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The Men Who Stare at Goats by Jon Ronson

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Just Finished:
A Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Currently reading:
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
Lots of Edgar Allen Poe short stories
36 writing craft essays by Chuck Palahnuik
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie\
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Would recommend The Kingkiller Chronicles (The Name of the Wind, A Wise Man's Fear) or A Wizard of Earthsea to anyone itching for some well written fantasy. I'm about 100 pages into A Feast for Crows and it's incredibly weak not only relative to the other books in the series, but relative to other books in general.

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The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

How in the hell do you people read more than one book at a time.


Non-fiction tends to pile up a little easier than fiction (mammoth-length serial fantasies aside). Right now:

Chess Training Pocket Book by Lev Alburt
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman by Richard Feynman

3 non-fiction and 1 fiction, though arguably the latter fills the fiction-reading mood more.

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Don't fret; I prefer reading books one-at-a-time myself (my attention span doesn't allow otherwise).

Just Finished:
Attacks by Erwin Rommel (you magnificent bastard I READ YOUR BOOK!!)

Currently Reading:
Japanese Tales as edited by Royall Tyler
Various Asian folktales and mythology (because I'm on a Touhou fix, man!)

And for no reason, there's a picture of the most hard-boiled hard boiled egg ever (that's an egg that's been boiled in black coffee. Doesn't get grittier than that, doll).

Anonymous 7272

On Writing Well, by William Zinsser
(required reading for every writer)

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: Seventh Edition

The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, by Hal Abelson, Jerry Sussman and Julie Sussman
(aptly named the "Wizard Book")

Practical Common Lisp, by Peter Seibel
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Currently reading:
-Mathematical Circles (Russian Experience)
Awesome books filled with math problems. Light enough to haul around.

-Discrete Mathematics and its Applications
Only into the second lesson; no complaints so far. I did a Discrete outline previously but this text is much larger and more thorough.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality. Big fan of Lesswrong, and the ride never ends.

Just finished: Grave Peril, Dresden Files #3
About to start: The Name of the Wind.

Anonymous 7274

I'm currently about to start Berliners by James Joyce.
Kind of excited, I never read anything by him.

Anonymous 7317

I lol'd

Anonymous 7352

Currently Reading: Latias' Journey/Brave New World by Ri2, been reading t since April of 2012

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