RetroVortex wrote: »
At work I have been reading a book called, "The Innocent", by Harlan Coben.
Its probably the most interesting book out of the work library (which is just donated books, and most people read crap.. ).
Its not bad. I'm about 100 pages in, and its kept my interest. Not my usual genre though.
(I like funny and weird books, like Robert Rankin and Ben Elton)
I really wish there was some good books to read there. It would be nice to have a proper literary discussion with someone.
(I used to do English Literature at A level. I just loved reading and discussing books in depth. Frankenstein and Beloved were pretty damn good once you explored the context and the symbology)
I've been tempted to buy a book reader, and load it up with recommended books to read. But being the gamer that I am, I'll probably just give up after one or two books! XD
(I've always wanted to write stories though. I remember loving that as a kid. And I did write a little segment in a thread before to relieve stress and boredom. I didn't think it was such a bad effort considering I haven't written anything beforehand for years! XD)
Eh, I guess I'm not a book man. I'm open minded, but I couldn't fill all my time up with Anime, Books, AND Videogames. I have to switch between them from time to time.
Sausy Gibbon wrote: »
I am currently reading this thread. Really did it take this long to tell the joke.
Haggis wrote: »
The Complete Stories by Edgar Allan Poe... I'm on page 908 of 955, whew, almost done. Took me long enough though. And according to Goodreads I'm also reading Pratchett's Lords and Ladies, but it's been a while since I touched that. I think I might return to Discworld after finishing Poe. And then I've got a bunch of thick books that I still want to read...
Incidentally, if anyone of you are on Goodreads too, maybe it's fun to connect there. Here's my profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5625307.Jan_Jacob_Mekes
DAISHI wrote: »
Secret Fawful wrote: »
A rather boring piece called The Telltale Forum
Noname215 wrote: »
I’m going to get trolled for this:
A shitty book people call a “classic”: The Catcher in the Rye. I hate this book, but my girlfriend is forcing me to read this shit!
Alcoremortis wrote: »
I always thought the point of the book was the character can't get over the fact that other people are dishonest, that they are not always the people they purport themselves to be... but then at the same time you see that he, himself, is just like them.
He slowly seems to realize this over the course of the book, which is what, I think, leads to his mental breakdown.
I might be wrong about this. It's been eight years since I read that book.
der_ketzer wrote: »
I now feel the need to kill John Lennon. Strange.
Darth Marsden wrote: »
TV Tropes. I can't stop. Someone please help me.