Discuss anything else here
User avatar
User

ShoreSlayer

Rank

Captain

Posts

11058

Joined

Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:56 pm

Location

Vancouver, BC

Re: What are you reading at the moment ?

by ShoreSlayer » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:34 pm

Evican wrote:My Dad has the whole series and he is forever telling me that I need to read them. I think that he's read the lot a fair few times, but reminds me that TC is very frustrating because of the decisions he makes, so one must persevere with him.
Yeah, Covenant's got a pretty complex back story and finds himself in some pretty trippy situations so his decisions often inspire reactions kinda like when ya watch a horror movie and wanna yell at the characters... "Don't go in there!!", or "Just turn on the damn lights!!!"
So far at least, 2011, 2012 & 2015 were enough for me
:shred:Book 'em ANDO!! :headbanger:
User avatar
User

ShoreSlayer

Rank

Captain

Posts

11058

Joined

Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:56 pm

Location

Vancouver, BC

Re: What are you reading at the moment ?

by ShoreSlayer » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:54 am

gnoff wrote:Yeah, you pretty much end up hating TC very much :D

Oh just you wait :lol:
So far at least, 2011, 2012 & 2015 were enough for me
:shred:Book 'em ANDO!! :headbanger:
no avatar
User

waldmensch

Rank

Crewman

Posts

60

Joined

Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:58 am

Location

black forest

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by waldmensch » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:05 am

i´m reading at the moment

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
User avatar
User

Shiver

Rank

Crewman

Posts

52

Joined

Thu May 06, 2010 10:28 am

Location

South-West Germany

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Shiver » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:33 am

111 Reasons to love Heavy Metal
written by Frank Schäfer

will read it, during the 10h flight to Miami...
Uffbassä Häädbäänger ..
User avatar
User

ShoreSlayer

Rank

Captain

Posts

11058

Joined

Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:56 pm

Location

Vancouver, BC

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by ShoreSlayer » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:43 am

...Her own frailty and the likelihood of death had lost their meaning. Her stone heart still beat: the tears were gone from her eyes. Therefore she walked on with her doom wrapped around her.

:cheers: :headbanger: :heavydrink:
So far at least, 2011, 2012 & 2015 were enough for me
:shred:Book 'em ANDO!! :headbanger:
User avatar
User

Brodd

Rank

Petty Officer

Posts

152

Joined

Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:21 am

Location

Haderslev, Denmark

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Brodd » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:27 am

Anthony Giddens - A Runaway World
... Damn I need a vacation now to get away from my education.
"Vi kæmper kun for øl
Vi kæmper kun for øl
Vi kæmper kun for øl og for penge
Og hvis vi ingen penge får
Og ingen øl ligeså
Så må i kæmpe kampen uden os!"
Skål!

70K 2011, Barge to Hell, 70K 2015
User avatar
User

Ravenlord

Rank

Lieutenant-Commander

Posts

3115

Joined

Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:42 am

Location

Dublin, Ireland

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Ravenlord » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:39 am

Recently started on The Scar by China Mieville. It's a dark piratey adventure. Not too far in to it but it's pretty good so far...
Absolute Steel-::-Ancient Bards-::-Brainstorm-::-Cage-::-Candlemass-::-Crimson-Glory-::-Dalriada-::-Dark Moor-::-Demons-&-Wizards-::-Diabolical-Masterpiece-::-Dragonland-::-Equilibrium-::-GWAR-::-Impellitteri-::-Iron-Savior-::-Kalmah-::-Krux-::-Madder-Mortem-::-Nocturnal-Rites-::-Schandmaul-::-Skiltron-::-Tad-Morose-::-Terasbetoni-::-Triosphere-::-Twisted Sister-::-Vhäldemar-::-W.A.S.P-::-Wintersun-::-Zimmers-Hole
User avatar
User

viathyn

Rank

Commander

Posts

5638

Joined

Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:35 pm

Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by viathyn » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:04 pm

I'm staring down The Stand right now. It's on my nightstand... being all fat and stuff. To start or not to start?
2011: Cabin #5549
2012: Cabin #2581
2013: Cabin #2077
2014: Cabin #2583
2015: Cabin #3242


Please check out my band
http://www.facebook.com/VIATHYN

User avatar
User

vikingbitch

Rank

Lieutenant-Commander

Posts

3825

Joined

Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:45 pm

Location

Calgary, Alberta

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by vikingbitch » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:22 am

viathyn wrote:I'm staring down The Stand right now. It's on my nightstand... being all fat and stuff. To start or not to start?


START! If you want when your done, I have the tv movie series (takes between 8-10 hours to get through) of the Stand that they made in the 80s on DVD that I could lend you. I also have the comic books of the Stand that are out so far. (yes I know. Nerd.)

Let me know what you think of it, one of my favorite Stephen King books.
SURVIVOR: 70K2011, 70K2012, BTH2012, 70K2013 & 70K2014. NEXT UP: 70K2015
User avatar
User

viathyn

Rank

Commander

Posts

5638

Joined

Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:35 pm

Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by viathyn » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:49 pm

Ok will do! I may hit you up for that schtuff once I'm finished.

I know that the stand had a very large part to play in Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass... so I actually already know a lot about the story. I think Once I get a few more songs finished I'll tear into The Stand!
2011: Cabin #5549
2012: Cabin #2581
2013: Cabin #2077
2014: Cabin #2583
2015: Cabin #3242


Please check out my band
http://www.facebook.com/VIATHYN

User avatar
User

Inquisitor

Rank

Midshipman

Posts

671

Joined

Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:39 pm

Location

Boston, Ma

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Inquisitor » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:33 pm

Currently reading the latest book in the Horus Heresy series "Prospero Burns" and on March 1st I will be picking up the next book in the Kingkiller series "A Wise Mans Fear"
User avatar
User

ShoreSlayer

Rank

Captain

Posts

11058

Joined

Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:56 pm

Location

Vancouver, BC

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by ShoreSlayer » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:43 pm

viathyn wrote:Ok will do! I may hit you up for that schtuff once I'm finished.

I know that the stand had a very large part to play in Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass... so I actually already know a lot about the story. I think Once I get a few more songs finished I'll tear into The Stand!

For some reason, when I read your previous post, I assumed you'd already read it and were just considering a re-read. Yes, definitely get on it as soon as schedule permits. You'll love it. Movie's well done as well and Marlo, I wanna see those comics. Might have to research that once I have some extra funds laying around.
So far at least, 2011, 2012 & 2015 were enough for me
:shred:Book 'em ANDO!! :headbanger:
User avatar
User

ShoreSlayer

Rank

Captain

Posts

11058

Joined

Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:56 pm

Location

Vancouver, BC

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by ShoreSlayer » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:44 am

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts (Close Encounters with Addiction) by Gabor Mate` M.D.

Incredibly compelling read about Vancouver's downtown East side
So far at least, 2011, 2012 & 2015 were enough for me
:shred:Book 'em ANDO!! :headbanger:
User avatar
User

Deathbringer

Rank

Chief Petty Officer

Posts

559

Joined

Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:39 am

Location

TN

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Deathbringer » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:51 am

Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef
User avatar
User

Laura

Rank

Commander

Posts

5880

Joined

Mon May 10, 2010 7:28 am

Location

cloud 9 chicago

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Laura » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:16 am

three....

Re-reading: A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last by Stephen Levine
http://www.amazon.com/Year-Live-This-We ... 0609801945

and because I'm going back in August... :D :D :D :viking:

Image

Image
2009-Wacken-2010-Wacken-2011-70K-Lollapalooza-HoleInTheSky-2012-70K-ColdWaves-2013-Lollapalooza-ColdWaves-2014-ProgNationAtSea-Pitchfork-RiotFest-ColdWaves-2015-RockLegendsCruise-CruiseToTheEdge-2016-ChicagoOpenAir-2017-70K!!
User avatar
User

Marietje66

Rank

Petty Officer

Posts

105

Joined

Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:14 pm

Location

Oss, the Netherlands

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Marietje66 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:52 am

Just started the last (fourth?) book of Tad Williams trilogy Memory, Sorrow and Thorn (started on the first book on broad, btw). Also reading The Foundation from Isaac Asimov, about to start the third book. And just finished Wheel of Time for the third time...
Everybody is unique, except for me.
User avatar
User

last_candle

Rank

Lieutenant-Commander

Posts

4370

Joined

Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:52 pm

Location

switzerland

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by last_candle » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:11 pm

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett - Good Omens
wishlist '17:
Axxis - Blind Guardian - Circus Maximus - Doro - Edguy - Heavens Gate - Opeth - Pretty Maids - Running wild - Satan - Skyclad - Sonata Arctica - Steel Attack - Threshold - Unisonic - Viathyn - Voyager - Wuthering Heights - 4th Dimension
User avatar
User

Disaster Area

Rank

Lieutenant

Posts

2569

Joined

Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:00 pm

Location

Bakersfield<California<USA<North America<Western Hemisphere<Earth

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Disaster Area » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:58 am

Sammy Hagar: RED: My Uncensored Life

Just released today and instantly downloaded to my Kindle. If you are an avid reader and don't own a Kindle (or similar device) yet, you are missing out big time.
Last edited by Disaster Area on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
Disaster Area: a plutonium rock band from the Gagrakacka Mind Zones, are generally held to be not only the loudest rock band in the history of the Galaxy, but the loudest noise of any kind at all.

11,12,14,15,16, noshow 2017
User avatar
User

bangers

Rank

Chief Petty Officer

Posts

325

Joined

Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:16 pm

Location

Australia

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by bangers » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:22 am

Awesome work Laura!!!

I shud get that lonely planet book and Russia because they are the 2 places I wanna visit next!

I'm reading the girl who played with fire, book 2 of the millennium triology by stirg larsson

Great reading
Winging it in the west (Western Australia that is)
Room 3612
Black Metal - The best metal - Emperor FOREVER
no avatar
User

sageoftruth

Rank

Lieutenant

Posts

2021

Joined

Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:08 pm

Location

Boston, MA

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by sageoftruth » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:13 am

My mother just recommended me a diet book called The Paleo Solution. I don't take to diets easily, but the book is humorous and it says vegetarianism sucks, so at least I'll be entertained.
User avatar
User

Marietje66

Rank

Petty Officer

Posts

105

Joined

Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:14 pm

Location

Oss, the Netherlands

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Marietje66 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:00 am

gnoff wrote:Robert Jordan - The Dragon Reborn


wow you're fast... you actually read the previous book in 4 days? I mostly read before going to sleep, a couple of chapters each day. Takes me quite a while to complete a volume, let alone the complete serie.... :shock:
Everybody is unique, except for me.
User avatar
User

Inquisitor

Rank

Midshipman

Posts

671

Joined

Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:39 pm

Location

Boston, Ma

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Inquisitor » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:59 am

I just finished "The Wise Mans Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss, the sequel to "The Name of the Wind". The 2nd book in the Kingkiller Trilogy. Some of the best fantasy I've ever read.
no avatar
User

sageoftruth

Rank

Lieutenant

Posts

2021

Joined

Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:08 pm

Location

Boston, MA

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by sageoftruth » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:01 pm

I just got a new manga at the bookstore, called Ooku. It takes place in an alternate history Japan where a disease has wiped out 80% of the male population. Jobs that were once restricted to men are now run by women, including the shogunate. Who would have guessed that a manga with a plot like that would end up being a guy-guy love manga? :?
User avatar
User

Michael D.

Rank

Ensign

Posts

1250

Joined

Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:41 pm

Location

Inver Grove Hts., MN. USA

Re: What are you reading at the moment ?

by Michael D. » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:03 pm

AlabastRDisastR wrote:
wildchild wrote:Heroin Diaries - Nikki Sixx On my bookshelf, yet to read


Drop what you're doing & read it now! It wasn't funny like The Dirt. It was heart wrenching. A very quick, easy read, but it definitely conveys all the paranoia, hollowness, illness, & literal highs & lows Nikki experienced during that year. I loved it.


I have read it and enjoyed the book very much. Nicki really paints Vanity in a different/truer light then some other people around Mpls.
User avatar
User

Marietje66

Rank

Petty Officer

Posts

105

Joined

Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:14 pm

Location

Oss, the Netherlands

Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

by Marietje66 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:42 pm

gnoff wrote:
Marietje66 wrote:
gnoff wrote:Robert Jordan - The Dragon Reborn


wow you're fast... you actually read the previous book in 4 days? I mostly read before going to sleep, a couple of chapters each day. Takes me quite a while to complete a volume, let alone the complete serie.... :shock:



Depends very much on what is happening in my life, I rarely take the time to really sit down and read.
I can get some pages done every day to and from work though :)

Now on:

Robert Jordan - The Shadow Rising (book 4)


Just bought volume 13, gonna start it tonight....
Everybody is unique, except for me.
User avatar
User

DrinkMoxie

Rank

Commander

Posts

8064

Joined

Tue May 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Location

McKees Rocks, PA

For those who read...

by DrinkMoxie » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:30 pm

Have we got any readers on broad?

Favorite author(s): Douglas Adams, George Orwell, Robert Jordan, Ayn Rand
Favorite book(s): Douglas Adams "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" (whole series), George Orwell "1984", Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged", Robert Devereaux "Santa Steps Out"
Last read: Bruce Campbell "If Chins Could Kill"
Currently reading: Aldous Huxley "Point Counter Point"
Next book: Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson "Towers Of Midnight"
Anticipating the release of: J.L. Bourne "Day By Day Armageddon 3"
Borknagar-Powerwolf-FolkEarth-Metalachi-GreenCarnation-Atoma-JulieLaughsNomore-Skyfire-BlackKirin-Shangren-WitheredBeauty-...AndOceans-Hypocrisy-Nightfall-Gardenian-AblazeMySorrow-WithoutGrief-ACanorousQuintet-BurdenOfGrief-Excretion-CardinalSin-CallenishCircle-InThyDreams-EternalLies-Miscreant-Eucharist-BuriedDreams-Shadow-Amsvartner-EbonyTears-ManipulatedSlaves-NailWithin-Flying-Dispatched-NeglectedFields-LegionOfTheDamned-CarnalForge-Gojira-RiverBlack-CarBomb-Damaged-Xentrix-LakeOfTears-Neurosis-Minsk-Mindrot-Morgion-EyesOfFire-DestroyJudas-Dyscarnate-Exhorder-Sargon-Sacrifice-Sodom-Darkane-Nothnegal-TheCrown-CeremonialOath-SinsOfOmission-EternalTearsOfSorrow-Sigh-Whispered-Jaldaboath-DescendIntoNothingness-CrestOfDarkness-Carcariass-In~Quest-Anata-Bal*Sagoth-Witherscape-DimensionZero-MentalHome-Myrath-Illogicist-Hacride-Goatwhore-Acrassicauda-Impious-NightInGales-EndOfGreen-SpiralArchitect-EphelDuath-DimensionF3H-RedHarvest-Vinterland-Heidevolk-TenggerCavalry-GreenJello-Pist*On-Zimmer'sHole-Witchery-Trepalium-Vintersorg-UnleashTheArchers-SamBlackChurch-Downpour-SevendayCurse-GreySkiesFallen-OctoberTide-DaylightDies-MyHiddenSin-ThisEnding-TheAbsence-Desultory-ConditionCritical-GospelOfTheWitches-BlackEarth-FrostyEve-MeadowsEnd-ComposMentis-InThousandLakes-TheZephyr-FragmentsOfUnbecoming-Seducer'sEmbrace-TheExcrementoryGrindfuckers-Whitesnake-WhiteZombie-SkidRow(w/SebastianBach)-Alestorm-DarkTranquillity-InExtremo-Korpiklaani-Kreator-Meshuggah-Gyze-Benediction-BeyondCreation-Voivod-InMourning

cabin 3013 (2012)
cabin 9560 (2014)
cabin 8671 (2015)
cabin 7313 (2017)
cabin ???? (2018)
User avatar
User

DrinkMoxie

Rank

Commander

Posts

8064

Joined

Tue May 24, 2011 8:31 pm

Location

McKees Rocks, PA

Re: For those who read...

by DrinkMoxie » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:34 pm

gnoff wrote:Going through Wheel of Time at the moment, when I have time.
Currently on book 9.

I started reading it when Eye Of The World came out... I don't know if I'd ever finish if I started now
Borknagar-Powerwolf-FolkEarth-Metalachi-GreenCarnation-Atoma-JulieLaughsNomore-Skyfire-BlackKirin-Shangren-WitheredBeauty-...AndOceans-Hypocrisy-Nightfall-Gardenian-AblazeMySorrow-WithoutGrief-ACanorousQuintet-BurdenOfGrief-Excretion-CardinalSin-CallenishCircle-InThyDreams-EternalLies-Miscreant-Eucharist-BuriedDreams-Shadow-Amsvartner-EbonyTears-ManipulatedSlaves-NailWithin-Flying-Dispatched-NeglectedFields-LegionOfTheDamned-CarnalForge-Gojira-RiverBlack-CarBomb-Damaged-Xentrix-LakeOfTears-Neurosis-Minsk-Mindrot-Morgion-EyesOfFire-DestroyJudas-Dyscarnate-Exhorder-Sargon-Sacrifice-Sodom-Darkane-Nothnegal-TheCrown-CeremonialOath-SinsOfOmission-EternalTearsOfSorrow-Sigh-Whispered-Jaldaboath-DescendIntoNothingness-CrestOfDarkness-Carcariass-In~Quest-Anata-Bal*Sagoth-Witherscape-DimensionZero-MentalHome-Myrath-Illogicist-Hacride-Goatwhore-Acrassicauda-Impious-NightInGales-EndOfGreen-SpiralArchitect-EphelDuath-DimensionF3H-RedHarvest-Vinterland-Heidevolk-TenggerCavalry-GreenJello-Pist*On-Zimmer'sHole-Witchery-Trepalium-Vintersorg-UnleashTheArchers-SamBlackChurch-Downpour-SevendayCurse-GreySkiesFallen-OctoberTide-DaylightDies-MyHiddenSin-ThisEnding-TheAbsence-Desultory-ConditionCritical-GospelOfTheWitches-BlackEarth-FrostyEve-MeadowsEnd-ComposMentis-InThousandLakes-TheZephyr-FragmentsOfUnbecoming-Seducer'sEmbrace-TheExcrementoryGrindfuckers-Whitesnake-WhiteZombie-SkidRow(w/SebastianBach)-Alestorm-DarkTranquillity-InExtremo-Korpiklaani-Kreator-Meshuggah-Gyze-Benediction-BeyondCreation-Voivod-InMourning

cabin 3013 (2012)
cabin 9560 (2014)
cabin 8671 (2015)
cabin 7313 (2017)
cabin ???? (2018)
User avatar
User

Ravenlord

Rank

Lieutenant-Commander

Posts

3115

Joined

Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:42 am

Location

Dublin, Ireland

Re: For those who read...

by Ravenlord » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:36 pm

A thread exists already actually:

http://www.70000tons.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1092

No one has posted to it in a while though.
Absolute Steel-::-Ancient Bards-::-Brainstorm-::-Cage-::-Candlemass-::-Crimson-Glory-::-Dalriada-::-Dark Moor-::-Demons-&-Wizards-::-Diabolical-Masterpiece-::-Dragonland-::-Equilibrium-::-GWAR-::-Impellitteri-::-Iron-Savior-::-Kalmah-::-Krux-::-Madder-Mortem-::-Nocturnal-Rites-::-Schandmaul-::-Skiltron-::-Tad-Morose-::-Terasbetoni-::-Triosphere-::-Twisted Sister-::-Vhäldemar-::-W.A.S.P-::-Wintersun-::-Zimmers-Hole
User avatar
User

Stained Class

Rank

Commander

Posts

9583

Joined

Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:53 am

Location

Vancouver, British Columbia

Re: For those who read...

by Stained Class » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:45 pm

I wish I had more time to read. I read the heroin diaries a little while ago and it was a really good read.
The infamous LOLLIPOP

70K 2011, 70K 2012, BTH 2012, 70K 2013, 70K 2014, 70K 2015, 70K 2016, 70K 2017
I may have an addiction

Much want:
Aeternam-/-Alkaloid-/-Arkaik-/-Be'Lakor-/-Bloodshot.Dawn-/-Conquering.Dystopia-/-First.Fragment-/-Hypocrisy-/-Inferi-/-Persefone-/-Persuader-/-Vale.Of.Pnath

Also want:
Andy.James-/-Amiensus-/-Anubis.Gate-/-Arcturus-/-Barren.Earth-/-Caligula's.Horse-/-Chthonic-/-Enfold.Darkness-/-Entrails-/-Eternal.Tears.Of.Sorrow-/-Ex.Deo-/-Firesoul-/-Ghost.Brigade-/-Gorod-/-Haken-/-Harakiri.For.The.Sky-/-Ihsahn-/-In.Mourning-/-In.Vain-/-Krampus-/-Lost.Society-/-Madder.Mortem-/-Marty.Friedman-/-Meadows.End-/-Mistur-/-October.Tide-/-Rodrigo.y.Gabriela-/-Russkaja-/-Saor-/-Savatage-/-Snowy.Shaw-/-Spawn.Of.Possession-/-Steel.Panther-/-Stormlord-/-Suidakra-/-Teramaze-/-Toxik-/-Virvum-/-Vuur-/-Wilderun-/-Witherfall-/-Whispered-/-Wolfchant-/-Wolfheart-/-Wyrd-/-Xanthochroid

Repeats:
The.Absence-/-Anaal.Nathrakh-/-Coroner-/-Cripper-/-Dragonforce-/-Firewind-/-Helloween-/-Iced.Earth-/-Kampfar-/-Obituary-/-Onslaught-/-Sodom

Reunions:
Dismember-/-Forbidden-/-Kiuas-/-myGRAIN-/-Nevermore

www.facebook.com/Apprenticemetal
no avatar
User

sageoftruth

Rank

Lieutenant

Posts

2021

Joined

Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:08 pm

Location

Boston, MA

Re: For those who read...

by sageoftruth » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:49 pm

If nonfiction is allowed, I was really into "The Japanese Mind". I can't believe metal exists in Japan, where not being an individual is as celebrated as individuality is in the states.
I also really got into the biography of Musashi Miyamoto. Really interesting guy. For those of you who haven't heard of him, he's the guy who wields two swords in Samurai Warriors, Ninja Masters, Sengoku Basara, Ganryu, and just about every other film and video game that decided to cash in on history's greatest Japanese swordsman.

As far as fiction goes, I liked many books by James Clavelle, such as "Shogun" and "King Rat". If you've seen the thread, it should also go without saying that I'm a big fan of the Song of Fire and Ice saga. Generally, I like escapism. I don't mind if it takes place in the real world, but it has to be the real world at least 400 years ago. I seem to have been going through a Japanese phase, looking back on my recent reading.
no avatar
User

sageoftruth

Rank

Lieutenant

Posts

2021

Joined

Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:08 pm

Location

Boston, MA

Re: For those who read...

by sageoftruth » Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:52 pm

Oh, and how could I forget. Mooyagi and I both read Romance of the Three Kingdoms two years ago. If you haven't heard of it, it is essentially the story that Dynasty Warriors is based off of. If you don't play crappy hack n' slashes by Koei, it could also be considered the Chinese version of the Illiad. If you have played Dynasty Warriors, you should definitely check it out.
User avatar
User

AlaskaRachel

Rank

Lieutenant-Commander

Posts

3624

Joined

Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:20 am

Location

Seattle, WA

Re: For those who read...

by AlaskaRachel » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:05 pm

Favorite authors: Hermann Hesse and Carl Sagan
Favorite books:
Genghis trilogy - Conn Iggulden (I highly recommend this!)
The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman
Dark Matter, Missing Planets, and New Comets - Tom Van Flandern (super difficult read, but also extremely interesting once you understand it)
Dragons of Eden - Carl Sagan
Musicophilia - Oliver Sacks (I highly recommend this! Documents the effects of music on the brain)
Demian, Narcissus and Goldmund - Hermann Hesse
The Tunguska Mystery - Vladimir Rubtsov

I've been on this whole physics/astronomy kick for the past few years. I'll read 4 or 5 science books in a row and then force myself to read a fantasy/sci-fi or historical fiction book just to save my overworked brain :lol:

EDIT: Currently reading: Cosmos - Carl Sagan. Not as good as I expected, so far :?
EDIT#2: I seem to f*** up the Tom Van Flandern title every single time I talk about it. It's correct now.
User avatar
User

mooyagi

Rank

Captain

Posts

20891

Joined

Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:25 pm

Location

Tucson, AZ, USA

Re: For those who read...

by mooyagi » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:11 pm

sageoftruth wrote:Oh, and how could I forget. Mooyagi and I both read Romance of the Three Kingdoms two years ago. If you haven't heard of it, it is essentially the story that Dynasty Warriors is based off of. If you don't play crappy hack n' slashes by Koei, it could also be considered the Chinese version of the Illiad. If you have played Dynasty Warriors, you should definitely check it out.


Definitely a great read but for those of you interested, be sure to pick up the full unabridged version. There are a lot of translations out there as well and for some reason I can't recall which version I had (not at home right now but I'll check later) but it split the novel into four books due to the size of it. Clocked in at over 2000 pages if I remember correctly. I needed to special order it at the bookstore since they didn't carry the version I wanted though I'm sure Amazon and similar sites has it too.

Aside from the Dynasty Warriors (crappy yet oh so fun) game series the stories are also covered in (duh) Romance of the Three Kingdoms and I think one of the Kessen games. The movies Red Cliff (excellent!) and Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon) cover bits of the novel as well.
I should get around to updating my signature
User avatar
User

mooyagi

Rank

Captain

Posts

20891

Joined

Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:25 pm

Location

Tucson, AZ, USA

Re: For those who read...

by mooyagi » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:14 pm

AlaskaRachel wrote:I've been on this whole physics/astronomy kick for the past few years.


You are now one of my favorite people :D :cheers:
I should get around to updating my signature
User avatar
User

AlaskaRachel

Rank

Lieutenant-Commander

Posts

3624

Joined

Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:20 am

Location

Seattle, WA

Re: For those who read...

by AlaskaRachel » Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:15 pm

mooyagi wrote:
AlaskaRachel wrote:I've been on this whole physics/astronomy kick for the past few years.


You are now one of my favorite people :D :cheers:

:cheers:
User avatar
User

KDibildeaux

Rank

Captain

Posts

13904

Joined

Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:07 pm

Location

Tucson, AZ

Re: For those who read...

by KDibildeaux » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:30 pm

Stained Class wrote:I wish I had more time to read. I read the heroin diaries a little while ago and it was a really good read.

yeah, I liked that one, too
La sabiduría me persigue................pero yo soy más rápida
no avatar
User

Nicolas0928

Rank

Sub-Lieutenant

Posts

1750

Joined

Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:48 pm

Re: For those who read...

by Nicolas0928 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:35 pm

I am reading THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH - KEN FOLLETT

Image

But is very long
User avatar
User

KDibildeaux

Rank

Captain

Posts

13904

Joined

Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:07 pm

Location

Tucson, AZ

Re: For those who read...

by KDibildeaux » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:35 pm

I liked that one, too :lol:
La sabiduría me persigue................pero yo soy más rápida
User avatar
User

vikingbitch

Rank

Lieutenant-Commander

Posts

3825

Joined

Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:45 pm

Location

Calgary, Alberta

Re: For those who read...

by vikingbitch » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:36 pm

Nicolas0928 wrote:I am reading THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH - KEN FOLLETT

Image

But is very long


Have you seen the tv show for it yet? Pretty good. Wish I had read the book first though
SURVIVOR: 70K2011, 70K2012, BTH2012, 70K2013 & 70K2014. NEXT UP: 70K2015
no avatar
User

Nicolas0928

Rank

Sub-Lieutenant

Posts

1750

Joined

Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:48 pm

Re: For those who read...

by Nicolas0928 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:37 pm

Yes is amazing !!
:cheers:
PreviousNext

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests

Powered by phpBB ®