Off Topic: What Are You Reading?

It's been a while since we've done this, so let's do it!

What are you reading right now?

Me? I've been a bit slack on the old reading front. I'm really into sports biographies and the last one I read was Ronda Rousey's one, which was co-written by her sister and actually pretty decent. It's not 'Open' by Andre Agassi good, but it's pretty good.

Anyway, what have you been reading? Let us know in the comments.


    Just started reading the Hornblower books. So far, so good.

    Im currently reading Gorilla Suit by Bob Paris, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming by some blokes I forget and Transform your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

    I've started listening to the *Saxon Chronicles* by Bernard Cornwall. So far I'm marvelling at how he's made cultures that are actually pretty alien to our modern culture seem ordinary, and injecting a whole heap of moral ambiguity and believable "the history books got it wrong".

    In terms of actual reading, I've been reading "Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BCE". It's dry but nonetheless interesting look at Mesopotamian and Egyptian warfare in the Early and Mid Bronze Age.

    The Culture series by Iain M Banks. Just bought The State of The Art this morning. Glorious space opera that never loses its humour.

      State of the Art has the story where Contact find Earth from memory. That's a good one!

    reading Kotaku...

    hue hue hue hue ><

    kidding. I'm actually reading a long boring as book about sales because of work :(

    Book 3 of the Expanse series of novels "Abaddons Gate". Highly recommended series if you are a sci-fi fan (SyFy are bringing the series to TV come December for those interested)

    Does penthouse and hustler cont as reading?

    Currently reading The Ogre Apprentice by Trevor H. Cooley.
    Great series of books.
    A bit typical Sword and Sorcery Fantasy but I felt like something lighter after reading some more darker books previously.
    I really like it though with some interesting characters and world.
    Highly recommend it if people are a bit weary of say everyone dying in A Song of Fire and Ice. :)

    Shogun by James clavell, such a fantastic book and its 1150 pages long so its a good long read. loving every word of it :)

    Stephen King's The Stand for the eleventy billionth time. Gets even better with each read.

    just finished my 5th reading of the Otherland books. half way through Green mars, then ill re-read Snow Crash and A Diamond Age after a discussion online. been meaning to read the malazan books too. maybe after ADA, perhaps.

    I'm reading a very stupid book called "Tully" by Paulina Simons. A troubled teen (and then 20-something) girl makes poor life choices for 600+ pages. It's a book in desperate need of a good editor. And maybe a good bonfire. The only reason I'm reading it is because I'm reading my way through the Dymocks 101 list for 2014 and it's the next one on the list. Luckily there are better books to come.

    Suetonius: Lives of the 12 Caesars, Tales for the Underground, Barbarians: An Alternate History of the Romans and The Art of War.

    Reading through the Magician again... probably for the 6th time. Now that they've finished I'm going through the entire series (including off shoots) so that I can get the full scope :)

    I have just finished re-reading my favourite book of all time, Sabriel by Garth Nix. It must be 15 years since I last read it and chose it because of the cover. I was looking for a book to follow The Lord of the Rings and in my naive late teen years found it hard to find good fantasy novel. Sabriel was great when I was a teen and I really enjoyed it as a mid 30.

    Blood and Gold.
    It's one of Anne Rice's vampire novels which sat on my shelf for roughly ten years because it's an Anne Rice vampire novel until I ran out of other things to read and finally decided to look at it.

    It's not bad. It's more a story about an immortal being experiencing Roman/Italian history with the vampire business being kind of secondary. At this point it's reached the early renaissance period and our hero has become enamoured by Botticelli and is sneaking around Florence looking at paintings.

    It's more or less a series of vignettes without much in the way of an overall plot, but I'm quite enjoying it. The hero's obsessive love for creating and experiencing art is something I find pretty appealing.

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    I just finished reading my wife's first novel - Harvest the Frankie Harlow Trilogy. (edit: book one)

    I had been terribly slack in that department haha. It was pretty good, plus I am super proud of her.

    If you like supernatural themed with a bit of death based story. Plus a tiny bit of romance.

    Plus a bit of Harry Potter, because why not haha

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    I'm reading my very first Stephen King novel: the stand. Awesome book!

    Re-reading 'Excession' by Iain M Banks at the mo. Up with the Affront!

    I've been moving through the Moth Saga (up to book 6) it is two Trilogies by Daniel Arenson, if you haven't read his Dragons of Reqium Trilogy of Trilogies (Each one is a different Era) it's a lot better but he uses very similar themes throughout the book.

    I recently finished the Dragon of Reqium ones because I got book 1 cheap on Amazon (I read on a Kindle these days) took a break with Neil Gaiman, with the Graveyard book, Ocean at the end of the Road and Neverwhere. I've read American Gods a few years ago and Anansi Boys. I intend to re-read the Discworld series when I finish off Moth.

    I've heard good things about the Powder Mage Series but I'm probably going to switch out to some Sci Fi since I've been in heavy fantasy for so long. I've heard good things about Green Mars and the Long Earth series.

    Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Focuses on historical Jesus. It's by Reza Aslan, who you've might've seen in viral videos being asked how he can write a book about Jesus if he's a Muslim. Quite interesting so far.

    vengeance of the iron dwarf by R.A Salvatore. This series has dragged a bit but I want to finish it to move on to other novels I've got waiting. The last few books of his though seem like i keep reading them mainly because I've read all the other Drizzt books so want to continue the story rather than them being good books on their own.

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    Cold Granite by Stuart Macbride. Crime and bacon butties all in one place.

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