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|Resident Evil Final Days > Books > What Are You Reading?|
|Posted by: Rebellion Jul 18 2010, 01:22 AM|
| A reading forum staple. Please pin.
Here you share with us what you are reading. This can be books, comics, magazines, newspapers, manga, etc.
Example: Stephen King's "The Stand"
|Posted by: WarlocK7 Aug 1 2010, 03:07 PM|
|I'm reading the book of 5 rings and a book about russian history.|
|Posted by: Spike991 Aug 16 2010, 06:00 AM|
| Nothing. Except the replies here.
But as for novels and books and such, the last thing I read was Code Veronica, the last of the SD Perry novels. Very good stuff, not CV as much as some of the others, but they are all top notch.
I also still need to read the Da Vinci Code.
|Posted by: Col. Radec Aug 22 2010, 07:53 AM|
"I ALSO STILL NEED TO READ SOMETHING FROM THE NYT BESTSELLER LIST, YOU KNOW, WHEN I'M DONE WITH MY KIDDIE BOOKS!"
...Kidding. But not really.
Anyway! I'm reading...
*takes deep breath*
Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, And Millions of Dollars
Thanks to the awful sub-title, it's pretty self-explanatory. Hit me with your best shot, Risky!
|Posted by: Relative Risk Aug 22 2010, 08:39 AM|
| Ha! I studied those heists and purported "mastermind" years ago. Just so you're aware, this book is riddled with historical inaccuracies; not to mention the inconsistencies in Vigoa's hyperbole. The author was clearly so awestruck by Vigoa's personality and intricately-woven tales of sensationalism that he couldn't be bothered with triviality such as cursory research or fact-checking. And I couldn't stomach the constant echo of Huddy's misguided political commentary on US-Cuba relations, either.
Overall, it's poorly written and overblown misinformation.
I'm rereading Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror for my counterterrorism class...and because I prefer feeling as powerless as possible before bedtime.
|Posted by: Col. Radec Aug 22 2010, 09:01 AM|
| ...So, compost, yeah?
*Powers up paper shredder*
Oh, and Risky? If you really wanna feel as powerless as possible before you go to bed, which I can totally get behind, then read Gravity's Rainbow!
I swear, this brick-sized book is the most trippy experience you can have while you're sober...
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Sep 22 2010, 08:50 PM|
|The Classic Fairy Tales.|
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Oct 3 2010, 10:30 PM|
|i am reading " mustaine" a heavy metal memoir. i recommend it for heavy metal fans.|
|Posted by: Master Daddy V Oct 27 2010, 06:59 PM|
|Nothing interesting for me too read unfortunately.|
|Posted by: Col. Radec Oct 29 2010, 11:31 AM|
| ...Yeah, I think I can tell.
Ohh man, Les, The Stand is tits! You should check out the Bachman Books, particularly "Running Man." Good stuff!
|Posted by: Master Daddy V Oct 30 2010, 04:56 AM|
|I have been reading this book called The Vampire Lestat. My brother gave it to me not long ago and it's pretty good.|
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Nov 7 2010, 10:57 PM|
| i finnished reading the book by dave mustaine. i gotta say pretty intereting stuff in there. i was hoping he would talk about how he overdosed and revived. other than that it showed some hardhitting insight on those early 80's years.
a warning though, if u like metallica and want to keep believing there the best, then dont read this. cause once you read whats inside, u will hate metallica. i never like em myself to begin with.
|Posted by: Col. Radec Nov 19 2010, 06:07 PM|
|I am now enthralled with the works of Terry Pratchett. Discworld is an amazing world to get lost in. Just read up and collected all of his City Watch books, now hunting down all of his Witches of Lancre books. Also finished up his Monstrous Regiment and The Truth, now sinking my teeth into Carpe Jugulum and Going Postal!|
|Posted by: Solidus Nov 21 2010, 05:55 AM|
|Right now I'm reading a book called 1973: Nervous Breakdown. It's a non fiction title about how that year was exactly as the title says, a nervous breakdown for the USA politically and culturally. It's very interesting.|
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Nov 26 2010, 11:27 PM|
|im technacly not reading but i am writing a book on high school trauma and deceit through my eyes. im trying to get it published in a year or two. but in a way im rereading what i write so yeah..|
|Posted by: Col. Radec Dec 7 2010, 02:22 AM|
| Boy, do I feel sorry for your future publisher already. He's gonna have a lot of editing to do...
Been reading some of F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series. Also just bought a copy of Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals.
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Dec 9 2010, 07:37 PM|
| 2 things, not nice radec, i actually do write alot better on important thing such as articles and chapters i write for websites and such. though i do admit the i type here is verry illiterate reason why is simply cause i assume u guys understand the crap i write. besides it aint like ive got anyone important to impress here.
and two i need a good book to read. any suggestions?
|Posted by: Spartan198 Dec 9 2010, 11:24 PM|
How do you expect him to react when you type like a kindergartner high on crack? It's not about impressing people, it's about proving that you're an intelligent, educated individual like the rest of us are. And the impression you're giving now leads me to believe you simply don't care enough to bother using proper grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Dec 12 2010, 12:11 AM|
| People only get one chance at first impression. I ruined mine along time ago. And everyone pretty much believes I'm an illiterate idiot, or as you so kindly put it, "kindergartner high on crack." Also I believe its spelled, "kinder-gardener", but hey, what do i know, I'm on crack.
And once again i ask, any suggestions for a good book to read?
|Posted by: Spartan198 Dec 12 2010, 01:51 AM|
True, people do only get one first impression, but the one that really matters IMO is the second impression.
I believe you're incorrect, my friend.
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Dec 12 2010, 01:59 AM|
|ahahahaha. Google spellcheck you have failed me yet again. We all need a good laugh.|
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Jan 18 2011, 02:38 AM|
|The X Files~Antibodies|
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Jan 19 2011, 06:24 PM|
| do college books count? hehe. then the confident writer - by something mchillwhatever.
|Posted by: Spartan198 Jan 19 2011, 07:30 PM|
Anything you're reading counts as long as it's words on some sort of background. Heck, I think even a Wikipedia article would count.
|Posted by: Col. Radec Jan 20 2011, 05:05 AM|
So, Roy... are you implying that you're in college?
Currently reading Dexter in the Dark, by Jeff Lindsay. Already checked out Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter... they were pretty good!
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Jan 21 2011, 07:31 PM|
| Im not implying im in college. i believe i posted elsewhere a while back that said, i am in college. And yes i am in college. Its called getting of the couch, get an education and a decent career that pays well. Have you tried that yet, Radec?
Psst.......In case you didn't know to get this magical thing called a career,it requires you to go to..........College! And what do you read in college?.............. College books!
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Jan 23 2011, 02:05 AM|
| Suddenly 4chan!
Alright guys...lets tone this down a bit. And still the same book, to get back on the topic. But soon it will be textbooks as well, basically as soon as Monday comes around...sadness. But I can't wait to get into my Ancient Egyptian History textbook!
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Jan 23 2011, 09:10 AM|
|Now im actually reading V for Vendetta, the graphic novel, interestingly, it is a required book to purchase for a class. i dont know which one, but still bought it anyway.|
|Posted by: Spike991 Jan 25 2011, 06:24 PM|
| My ipod broke, so nothing really...
Although when I play Smackdown Vs Raw 2011, I get to hear some good tracks, CM Punk's, Rhodes', etc.
And when I decide to play the music on my 360, some Tool, APC, etc.
And I just realized I posted this in the wrong section, I thought this was What Are You Listening To, so ignore my post, unless it can get moved there....
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Jan 27 2011, 02:34 AM|
ORly? And how is it so far? Is it possible to find out what class it was required for?
|Posted by: Col. Radec Jan 27 2011, 12:14 PM|
Yeah, I mean, really, I’m gonna be 25 this year. I’m only a grad student at one of the top Universities in the world (UCLA). I’m just some hard science major. What would I know about anything?
Oh wait, I do know about college books! The Confident Writer, hmm… why does that sound familiar? Isn’t that the touchy-feely book they give out to freshmen, with writing difficulties, to fulfill English gen-ed requirements? Ouch. My sympathies, kid. Oh, and by the way, it's spelled "Kindergartner."
Kind of overzealous to say you'll be majoring in political science “next semester" now, isn't it? News Flash: I fulfilled all my gen-ed while still in high school.
Aww, you didn’t expect that? It’s okay, Junior. I'm sure your Texas College has a good football team, though! Tell me, and be honest, do they still teach "Intelligent Design"?
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Jan 27 2011, 03:23 PM|
|Why radec I'm actually not sure considering i am 19 and yes I am a freshman in college. And of course I'm having trouble writing considering my numerous posts and horrible spelling but hey I'm only human and at least I'm man enough to admit my own mistakes. Just like i don't know why i wrote next semester, I supposed I mistyped that. As far as the book goes, haven't really gone into it so I don't know whats in there. And why are you bringing up "Kindergartner"? That was between me and spartan. Also radec not everyone has rich parents they can mooch off of, there are people in this world that are also poor. Also i believe you are trying to insult me but you gotta understand this isn't high school. 25 year-old insulting a 19-year old? Pathetic, radec even i thought you would have some standards. I really sympathize you kid, and your pathetic "attempted insults". But hey I like helping people with problems, so if posting negatively about me while you are toting makes your pathetic ,sad , life a little better then by all means please do continue. In fact I think you are quite humorous, hence you make me laugh. Here Ill even give you something else to make me laugh about. I also take A math or algebra class too. I'd like to see what hilarious remark you have for that too. Also sir i don't do football. Chasing a ball only to get tackled upon, not how i wanna spend my college years. So in closing dude imma have to catch you later. Have a nice day.|
|Posted by: Spartan198 Jan 27 2011, 03:45 PM|
| There seems to be some inconsistency in your story here, Roy. Let me first reiterate an earlier post of yours in this very thread...
^In this post, you stated that you wrote "a lot better" on important things and inferred that this site just wasn't important enough for your "good" writing skills.
^But now in your post right above this one, you're pointing to your typing here as a sign that you're "having trouble writing".
This isn't adding up, my friend. You've given two different stories here.
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Jan 27 2011, 08:11 PM|
|Well spartan if you add 1 plus 1 you get 2 right? Well Sometimes i dont feel like typing correctly, and other times i have trouble spelling words and using proper punctuation and such. so in simple terms two problems or two reasons. you call on how you take it. Its hard to explain. i didn't care about that stuff in high school cause well i didn't write much. to whereas on certain sites i am more motivated to give it my 100 percent on spelling. Unfortunately i no longer do this anymore. Besides spartan even you commented on how i was so illiterate before, i don't think it matters much anymore.|
|Posted by: Spartan198 Jan 28 2011, 03:38 AM|
Um... yeah, quite.
You didn't write much in high-school? Did you go to a different kind of high-school than I did? I don't know about you, but I was writing on a daily basis. Math, science, English, social studies... all had tests and quizzes which required writing, so I did quite a lot of it.
I never said you were illiterate, I said you type like a kindergartner high on crack. Someone who's illiterate can not only not write, but in most cases can't read either. The fact that we're having this discussion firmly disparages the idea that you can't read, so while your writing skills may be (and I mean no offense) atrocious, you're well above the "illiterate" line.
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Jan 28 2011, 03:52 PM|
|well we all write in high school but for our school its mostly based on filling in circles. I was outta school for a while and then the whole stupid texting lingo messed up my writing and i became so used to using shortened words such as u, txt, lol, rofl, etc,etc. I might have dyslexia but im unsure of this. But yes even i agree my writing is atrocious.|
|Posted by: METALHEADROY7 Feb 18 2011, 10:50 PM|
|currently reading, how to remove fingerprints from dead bodies.|
|Posted by: Master Daddy V Mar 7 2011, 05:08 PM|
|Anyways as always I've been hooking on Seventh Tower. The only downside is that I only have one book so it's beginning to get dull. If anyone has a link for the other books let me know.|
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Nov 20 2011, 06:09 PM|
|I'm reading Jurassic Park. It's so good! I HIGHLY recommend it! It's totally different from the movie, and much, much better.|
|Posted by: Ashe Nov 21 2011, 06:04 AM|
I've read it and the sequel, both are most excellent!! In fact, I've read them numerous times lol....
I'm reading The Terror ~ Dan Simmons It's a horror novel based on the Lost Expedition of Sir John Franklin. Not too far into it, but so far not bad.
|Posted by: Ashe Dec 11 2011, 04:36 AM|
| Just started Meg ~ Steve Alten. So far a very good read! Looks to be 3 of them, so it's a trilogy
If Michael Crichton and Clive Cussler were to combine their talents to create the ultimate summer read, MEG would be the result--a jaw-dropping and terrifying page-turner of the deep. On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists--Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds. Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub. Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. Steve Alten holds a master's degree in sports medicine and has a Ph.D. from Temple University. An avid amateur oceanographer, Alten has been studying Megalodons for over ten years. He lives with his wife and three children in South Florida. MEGis his first novel.
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Dec 11 2011, 09:10 PM|
I'll bet they both are! I finished Jurassic Park and would love to get my hands on The Lost World! I can't wait to read it!
I'm currently reading another of his books, called Next. It's not as great, but it's still pretty neat.
|Posted by: Ashe Dec 12 2011, 11:48 AM|
I may have that in ebook form.... I can look if ya want and send you the file... Can't promise it, but I have a bunch of Crichton and over 400 ebooks on my laptop........ So odds are in your favor
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Dec 12 2011, 10:25 PM|
That would be AWESOME! Now I'll have a more productive excuse for being on the computer so much!
|Posted by: Ashe Dec 13 2011, 04:00 AM|
|[attachmentid=37]here ya go.... It's a mobi file, which will open with a Kindle or Calibre ( which is a free ebook reader which will open all forms books. It's what I use, love it I do )|
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Dec 13 2011, 09:08 PM|
Thanks! But I only have a desktop
|Posted by: Ashe Dec 14 2011, 04:12 AM|
That file can be used on a laptop, desktop or Kindle.... Get http://calibre-ebook.com/, it's a free ebook reader/manager. It will open every form of ebook I do believe and is completely free and very simple to use. I love it and use it exclusively for my ebooks. I don't have a Kindle myself.... though I have made many hints for Santa
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Mar 28 2012, 06:40 PM|
Can you send me that again? My last personal account on my computer became so infected it had to be deleted. I tried clicking on it again and all I got was symbols and gibberish.
|Posted by: Ashe Mar 28 2012, 06:53 PM|
|Odd, I clicked it and it works fine.... but here it is again http://calibre-ebook.com/|
|Posted by: Col. Radec Apr 4 2012, 04:29 AM|
| I finished the Hunger Games series. Finished Under The Dome, and Full Dark, No Stars, both by King. Finished Stark's Ask The Parrot, and I must get the whole Parker book series; Parker's my favorite character of all time.
Now I'm reading Robopocalypse by Wilson.
|Posted by: Ashe Apr 4 2012, 04:43 PM|
| Just started Rise Again by Ben Tripp. This is a blurb on it:
Danny is a mentally and physically scarred Iraq War vet who returned to her small hometown in the San Bernadino Mountains and is now sheriff—just in time for screaming mobs to descend on her town carrying a zombie plague. Gathering up the few survivors (the ones who were neither turned to zombies nor eaten by the newly undead), Danny leads them to safety on an old Air Force base in the desert. But her leadership role among the survivors must be put on hold until she learns what happened to her little sister, Kelly, who ran away from home the night before the zombie plague arrived. Traveling in her vintage Mustang, Danny traverses a post-apocalyptic California, arriving finally in a besieged San Francisco, which is controlled by a ruthless group of military contractors. Tripp’s debut is a thrilling page-turner that will delight fans of zombie fiction and post-apocalyptic stories, including Charlie Huston’s Sleepless (2010) and Justin Cronin’s The Passage (2010).
Only about 100 pages in, so far pretty good.
|Posted by: Ashe Apr 15 2012, 04:53 AM|
| Well I been a busy lil beaver on the reading front.
I just finished all the Dexter novels by Jeff Lindsay.... very good reads on every ones favorite lil serial killer. They don't follow the show except for the first one and are quite different from the show in some who are dead on the show are alive in the books and vice-versa. I only have the latest one left, Double Dexter which I'm saving for a bit so I'll have me a Dexter fix mid summer cause the show don't start up again until September....
Also read Urban Gothic by Brian Keene. Very good horror book, kind of a quasi People Under The Stairs, except it's a whole abandoned house in the slums of Philadelphia.
Also read The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley. It's a pandemic book in which the H5N1 bird virus mutates and infects humans. Kind of an apocalyptic story in which the vast majority of humanity is killed off. Another very good read.
And now am working on The Passage by Justin Cronin, another apocalyptic story, so far it's pretty good. Looks like the Government in an effort to make super soldiers under the guise of curing illness and stretching the human life span quite a bit (it's called project Noah) has made instead a very nasty drug that mutates folks, and the FBI agent who helped get the subjects for testing without knowing what he was doing tries to save the last one he was to bring to them, a 6 year old girl. It's a tad slow to start, but seems to be picking up now... I hope cause I'd hate to have to try to slog my way through this one, it's long, 766 pages, so it's a long read.... Unless it really picks up then maybe a day or two
|Posted by: Ashe May 6 2012, 06:20 AM|
|Well couldn't finish The Passage, I tried but just couldn't get into it. Instead I switched to the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin. I've read the first 3 so far and just started A Feast For Crows and am absolutely loving them! The show seems to be following them rather closely, with the first book being the first season and the second book being the second season. So far there have only been small insignificant changes, nothing major. If you like the show I highly recommend the books. They are long but well worth the reading!! You will understand the characters better also, as they give you more info so you have a better insight into what motivates them. On the down side ya gotta go through Ned's beheading all over....|
|Posted by: Last Spartan Sep 12 2012, 10:20 PM|
|Read through the first few pages of No Easy Day, the firsthand account of the bin Laden raid that came out yesterday. Had to buy it, even though I really couldn't afford to.|
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Oct 31 2012, 04:30 PM|
Is this free?
Currently reading The Hobbit
It's great! Can't wait to get my hands on the trilogy!
|Posted by: Rick Grimes Oct 31 2012, 05:06 PM|
Looking into your family history, are you?
|Posted by: TvirusAndFriends Nov 1 2012, 04:59 PM|
Perhaps! But I have tiny feet! I am obviously not full Hobbit. But I DO like to be lazy and munch lots!