Post by solocityElectricCyan on Apr 3, 2008 22:06:57 GMT -5
I am in the process of reading many books. A feat I never thought possible.
1. The Night Watch > What I was reading during my plane trip home. I'm at pg 248, after 9 months or so.
2. Driver's book > I gave up on it because I'm a retard.
3. The Kite Runner > I fucking hate you Mrs. Davis.
4. Macbeth > English Class shit.
Also, I just finished reading Great Expectations. I feel accomplished too, because I read it within 36 hours; taking into account that the book has 250 pages, 14 pt font, with a picture on every other page. So it wasn't that much, nonetheless, it was a good book. I recommend it to all.
I liked the Ontario Rider's Handbook (lol same information as the driver's one) because I like to read manuals and stare at diagrams. That staggered motorcycling pattern and those traffic light diagrams were pretty pro. Too bad I already Goddamn knew everything, and the book was pretty simple.
I need to start reading stuff. The last book I tried to read was Mein Kampf, and I couldn't even get past chapter 2 because it was so awful.
Hitler may have been one of the most brilliant politicians of the 20th century, but he sure is a literary failure.
It would have been pretty awesome if Hitler became an artist, but someone else would have replaced him anyways, given Germany's situation. A cold war or quick defeat would have probably been brought upon Germany though.
The last few books I can remember reading would be Macbeth for English class, Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, The Brother's Karamazov, the first volume of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Crime and Punishment, Cryptonomicon, at the Mountains of Madness, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Cults in Context, a crapload of manga, and I started reading Snow Crash at the library but I was too busy simultaneously studying for a physics test at the same time to get very far. I've probably read a ton of wiki articles as well as various essays on the internet, but right now I am mainly focused on reading Xenocide and the second volume of Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Note that this is all over the course of about since September I would approximate.
I actually forgot to list some of the books that I read, I've also read the Lord of the Flies and Death of a Salesman for English class, and before then I read Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess, And One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, the Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess, the 7th Harry Potter, some book at the library about math, astrology, and physics (can't recall the title, written by some programmer/physicist guy), a crap load of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft on the internet, a few short stories that friends have written (mostly about math savants having gay sex with one another), I read half a book about programming in Scheme, and I read Idoru by William Gibson as well. That is pretty much all I can think of that I read.
LOL, of Mice and Men was pretty funny, however when it comes to funny books I like Twelfth Night best, mostly because of the cross-dressing and the odd Shakespearian perverted jokes. Also, I enjoy to Kill A Mockingbird too as it was one book I found it easy to write essays about.