What are you reading right now?

by keyser soze 57 Replies latest jw friends

  • BurnTheShips
    Just finished "Siddhartha" by Hesse.

    What an incredible book. I read it last summer.


  • sooner7nc

    Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

    I've got this book Burn, but haven't started it yet. Loved "Snowcrash" by Stephenson. You read it?


  • onefootout

    The Civilization of the Middle Ages - Norman Cantor. Always a confusing period of history for me. Very interesting insights on the development of the cathloic church doctrine.


  • Mad Dawg
    Mad Dawg

    I am half way through Rodney Stark's The Rise of Christianity.

  • BurnTheShips
    Loved "Snowcrash" by Stephenson. You read it?

    Can't say I have. I've got Diamond Age in PDF now, but I haven't started it yet. It's a nanotech novel.

    Incidentally, Cryptonomicon is a page turner.


  • villabolo

    I am reading Wednesday is Indigo Blue, a book about synesthesia. Synesthesia describes a neurological condition where two or more senses are connected. A person with synesthesia might see colors when s/he reads black print and or when they hear sounds. They tend to have fantastic memories and higher IQs than the rest of us less colorful folks.

  • eyeslice

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (same author as the Kite Runner).

    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (not sure what I make of this!)

    On my reading book for the summer - Siddartha - I have read a few books about the Buddha so this will be an interesting take. Also, ust a Little Run Around the World by Rosie Swale Pope (who ran 20,000 miles solo: 53 pairs of shoes and 29 proposals of marriage. This woman is going to become my new running hero!!!). What I Talk About When I am Running by Haruki Murakami.

  • aligot ripounsous
    aligot ripounsous

    I found yesterday evening in a second hand book shop an old collection of Fran├žois VILLON poems, printed in the near original 15th century French language. Quite a headhache, but I also found that the preface, which was written no sooner than 1928, looks slightly outdated in style. Incredible how languages evolve within a few decades, and not for the better I'm afraid.

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