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We're gonna need a bigger boat.

A bit early but I would like to get it out of the way now. :)

Continue reading:

Che Guevara: A revolutionary Life by Anderson



Rereading:

Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor

New Reads:

El amor en los tiempos del cólera

Esperanza Renace

Hawaii's Story

Mans Search for Meaning

The Stand

1984

Brave New World

Side Reading:

The Historian Spring 2017

The Historian Summer 2017

The Historian Fall 2017


and what ever books I get as gifts.

The ones in bold are the ones I really want to read through.




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Manga
Catching up on Kuroko’s Basketball (hoping to get Vols 6, 7, 8, and 9 for Christmas)
A Silent Voice: Vol 1 - 6 (box set for Christmas as well)
The Ancient Magnus’ Bride
The Demon Prince of Momochi House

Light Novels
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen (re-read)
The Irregular at Magic High School

Yound Adult
Hunger Games trilogy (re read)
Throne of Glass Series (not sure if I’ll like the series.)

Posted November 24th, 2017 by Castrael
Castrael

Throne of Glass Series (not sure if I’ll like the series.)


the first book is okay. didnt care for the sequel.


Posted November 24th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

The writing doesn’t catch my interest but the synopsis sounded okay. I read a small example on Amazon a while back.

Posted November 24th, 2017 by Castrael
Castrael

I added my honor societies quarterly journal to the list. I should renew my subscription for 2018.

Posted November 26th, 2017 by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Multiple Chinese readings related to classes.

But book-wise, for both my own interest and for topics that I may pursue in the next month or two,

The Accidental Superpower

Analyzing the Chinese Military

Chinese Civil-Military Relations

Civil-Military Relations in Today's China

I'll search for more books on China's natural gas and shale oil development in the next couple weeks, after I get some other work out of the way.

Posted November 26th, 2017 by Agis
Agis
 

i wish i could read marquez in spanish youre so cool soh

Posted November 30th, 2017 by Susurrous
Susurrous
Boo!

I'm trying to be more thoughtful and cultured so I've taken up reading the past couple years. I finished All Quiet on the Western Front and I'm over halfway through A Confederacy of Dunces. It's hilarious.

I bought Dune about a year and a half ago and I'm still only 437 pages deep out of like 900. Hopefully I'll finish it before the supposed new movie comes out.

Posted November 30th, 2017 by MarvaIo
MarvaIo
 

I'm a couple hundred pages into The Stand. Good read thus far. King provides a bunch of unnecessary drivel and many unnecessary characters I love and hate him for that.

So far it's much more like 11/22/63 than it is the Dark tower. Which is a good thing for me as I adored the former and fell asleep while reading the latter.

I realized earlier that the amount or books I would like to read is a little too ambitious. I'm aiming to finish five in total. It would be a miracle if I finish everything though.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by S.o.h
S.o.h
 

So far it's much more like 11/22/63 than it is the Dark tower. Which is a good thing for me as I adored the former and fell asleep while reading the latter.


I really want to get around to reading 11/22/63. Intriguing concept, and I think that King's writing has matured over the decades generally. I really enjoyed Revival, so I hope that some of the same quality is present in 11/22/63.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by nullfather
nullfather

Oh man I loved it. You are in for a treat. There's only three fiction books that I read in my adult age that have stuck with me and 11/22/63 being one of them.

The other two being American Gods and the things they carried ( I never finished this one actually)

The ending to 11-22-63 could have been better. But it's all about the journey right? And the said journey is pretty dam great.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

Got Percy Jackson and the Oympians box set for Christmas so hopefully I'll read that soon. Going to order more Manga later tomorrow. Waiting for Payroll. :/

Posted December 28th, 2017 by Castrael
Castrael

I agree that 11/22/63 is great, but the ending kind of sucks.

If you're interested in those kinds of Stephen King stories, I suggest Cell. Maybe the concept seems ridiculous, but the hive-mind zombies he creates in that story and the world in general is really absorbing. Plus, it's very concise for one of King's apocalypse novels, and the scope is limited to a single POV the entire book, so much different than The Stand.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by Agis
Agis
 

King does historically have a problem with ending his books. Some criticism along this line I agree with, some I don't. I'll just have to read it.

As for Cell: I read it and didn't particularly like it. I only read it once, though, but it seemed kinda bland from what I remember. That was years ago, though, back when it first came out.

Edited December 28th, 2017 by nullfather
nullfather

I'll add it to my list. I've been meaning to give "It" a read through maybe In the summer.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

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Posted December 28th, 2017 by #85
#85

I guess I could see how that would be the case. Cell was actually the first Stephen King book I ever read (first got into it when my parents bought it as an audiotape for some long car ride way back in High School).

"It" was worth reading, I guess, if you really like King. But even though it's the same size as unabridged The Stand, the problem is that there are two timelines, one when they're young and one when they're old, and the two narratives constantly jump back and forth every chapter. So neither narrative really builds up momentum, and at every switch I felt exasperated to have to go back and get into the groove of the other narrative.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by Agis
Agis
 

"It" was worth reading if you like King's style, but it's also important as a part of the Dark Tower mythos. Same with Insomnia.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by nullfather
nullfather

Nerds.

Posted December 28th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium

the last book i read was 'a portrit of the artist as a young man'. would recomned it its very good. its written as like its really happening

Edited December 28th, 2017 by Brandy
Brandy

have you read American gods null? I think its neil gaiman's magnus opus. (Granted I only read one of his other books and it was okay at best.)

Edited December 29th, 2017 by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

Wasn't being serious since I have reason to believe some people couldn't tell. Nor were the other threads where I talked like that serious

Posted December 29th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium

have you read American gods null? I think its neil gaiman's magnus opus.


I have and I think that it's a distant second to the Sandman series in terms of being his magnum opus.

Posted December 29th, 2017 by nullfather
nullfather

Knuckles: no one cared to reply because we know you weren't being serious

I haven't read sandman is it a book?

Posted December 29th, 2017 by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

I haven't read sandman is it a book?


Comic book. In my opinion, it's up there with Watchmen and Kingdom Come as a prime example of the medium as an intelligent and aware art form.

If you appreciate the archetypal drama, deconstruction and meta of American Gods, you should also like Sandman.

Edited December 29th, 2017 by nullfather
nullfather

no one cared to reply because we know you weren't being serious


I know for a fact that someone took it seriously, not just assumption. And I don't mean ShadowFox but that could be too.

Edited December 29th, 2017 by KnokkelMillennium
KnokkelMillennium

Currently sitting at Chapter 15 out of Chapter 55 on Page 113. And there’s 406 pages total. I’m enjoying it so far but the writing’s a bit repetitive here and there. I’m hoping to finish this series so I can read A Court of Thorns and Roses Series next.

Posted January 28th by Castrael
Castrael
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