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What are you reading?

Punk_M0nitor

Resident Edgelord
Re-reading Fahrenheit 451. Honestly one of my favorite books and one of the few I could sit through in high school. After that, I'm going to start reading The Institute by Stephen King
 

grrfret

Member
Just started reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. Only one chapter into the first book so far, but I'm already hooked.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'm reading Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith as part of some light research for a book I've been writing. It's informative but humorous as well too, which is always a hard note to hit.
 

pthhpth

Rancid Raccoon
today i finished the phantom blood arc of jojo's bizarre adventure. my review: it was a manga.

i also read volume 3 of the unbeatable squirrel girl and while it's a cute series and all i think i'm gonna drop it because i have so many other series i like better on my plate right now.

like pokemon adventures! i started reading that yesterday and i'm enjoying it so far
 

KiokuChan

4-tailed kitsune
The Suburban Jungle Rough Housing (old furry comic). It's reasonably cute from what I've read so far. http://roughhouse.suburbanjungle.com/ I never read the original The Suburban Jungle so I might. (It's a clean series if anyone was wondering, or at least there's no sex or gore. I don't even think there's actual cursing, but there is drinking, light fighting, adult jokes, and minor reference to the existence of drugs but not in an edgey/dark way. Just giving that info in case anyone would want to know given how many furry comics are exclusively adult.)

Also a bit of a few shonen jump manga.
Zodiac War, Hi-Fi Cluster, and Kaiju Number 8
They are an okay read so far. Light and fun. The first one is literally just a short battle royal and nothing else, so you get what you expect to. It's not an exceedingly gorey one either (there's some but it's definitely not a focus like some death spree type series). You can see some nice animal inspired human designs so that's always fun and I like seeing what powers or traits different animals would have. Kaiju is my favorite of the three, though so far none are super outstanding.

I read some of Bakuman. I wasn't really enjoying it. It's a story about kids breaking into the manga industry and very strongly illustrates a lot of upsetting things in Japanese society. (It's exceedingly sexist, full of a lot of self centered idealism, and glorifies literally working yourself to death). I get that it's a reflection of how things actually are, and thus gets into things that are previlent that a lot of shonen manga wouldn't, but it's not really fun to read for me and there's not much drawing me to continue reading despite this. I find the characters very unlikable as well. I may try again eventually but we'll see.
 
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Queen Brie

Active Member
I just finished Dune by Frank Herbert (my first time reading science fiction! awesome, highly recommended) and I'm going in a completely different direction by reading The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.
I just started Dune and I am loving it! At first I was sooo confused but after awhile I was like "oh this makes sense!" I am so excited for the movie to come out this year and even found the OG one w/ Patrick Stewart in it.
 
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Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'm reading Digital Diplomacy: Conversations on Innovation in Foreign Policy and Andreas Sandre since it was recommend at my workplace for think tank discussions. It was written six years ago in a different political climate, but is pertinent to the current paradigm, funnily enough. It's a thought-provoking read for anyone interested in diplomacy and its intersection with information technology.
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

We're doing it this week in my literature classes.

It's not bad but I have literally no motivation argh
It's a good read, but not his best work for sure. You may like The Buried Giant.
 

Ampelos

a wee queer deer
Hollow Kingdom. It’s about a crow and a dog during the human apocalypse.

Tbh I’m a bit disappointed in it? I really enjoy the premise but my problem is it’s written like it’s just trying to show you just how adult it is (ie constant sexual references, cussing, gross out, etc). And I’m someone who cusses like a sailor and doesn’t usually get bothered by these things, but it just feels so forced and edgy. I’m about in the middle and luckily it’s gotten better with this problem. I bet it works for others but for me, it’s just a little too “this is an ADULT book!!”
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
Hollow Kingdom. It’s about a crow and a dog during the human apocalypse.

Tbh I’m a bit disappointed in it? I really enjoy the premise but my problem is it’s written like it’s just trying to show you just how adult it is (ie constant sexual references, cussing, gross out, etc). And I’m someone who cusses like a sailor and doesn’t usually get bothered by these things, but it just feels so forced and edgy. I’m about in the middle and luckily it’s gotten better with this problem. I bet it works for others but for me, it’s just a little too “this is an ADULT book!!”
The premise is definitely intriguing, though I was a little disappointed it was a zombie apocalypse.
 

Gushousekai195

Fanatic Artist
Here is what I was reading.


This book is a pretty exhilarating read. I love the blend of fantasy and science fiction within. I also love the idea of the Resonance power.

However, the novel kind of ended too soon and left some stuff unanswered. In the last few chapters of the book, a hero character incurs severe injuries while fighting the villain; the kind that could kill a man. Many of the main characters are also badly injured during the final fight. There is no "epilogue" telling us what became of them. And the next book in the series doesn't even center around these characters.

I don't intend to lose sleep over it though.
 

Tallow_Phoenix

Totally not a vampire
I'm reading a bunch of nerd stuff: the Ciaphas Cain novels (Warhammer 40K), Jorge Joestar (the weirdest JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fan novel out there), and also Paradise Lost for no particular reason. :3
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I'm reading a bunch of nerd stuff: the Ciaphas Cain novels (Warhammer 40K), Jorge Joestar (the weirdest JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fan novel out there), and also Paradise Lost for no particular reason. :3
Paradise Lost is good stuff.
 

The_biscuits_532

Sneaky rainforest kitty
Paradise Lost is good stuff.
I did an essay on it wayyy back in November. It was only a smol one - 750 words, about how the entire thing is an allegory for the ongoing British Civil War (Cromwell = Satan, King Charles Stuart I = God).

Got a B+, my highest grade at that point. I thought it was kind of a shit essay tbh lmao
 

Miles Marsalis

The Last DJ.
I did an essay on it wayyy back in November. It was only a smol one - 750 words, about how the entire thing is an allegory for the ongoing British Civil War (Cromwell = Satan, King Charles Stuart I = God).

Got a B+, my highest grade at that point. I thought it was kind of a shit essay tbh lmao
I was unaware of the allegory, so you just taught me something.
 
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