What are you reading right now?



  • @UltimateBrent I don't mind long books if its a good read. My favourite series by Brandon Sanderson, Stormlight archive, is comprised of hefty books! As well as Kingkiller Chronicles by Rothfuss (will we ever see Book 3? :cry: ).

    Oh and if anyone's on goodreads, please add me XD - my goodreads profile



  • don't read many books but I reccommend these, if you would like some philosophical and moral debate with good story:
    Cold skin by Albert Sánchez Piñol
    Ender's game by Orson Scott Card
    Alamut by Vladimir Bartol (The book was an inspiration for the first assassin's creed)



  • @Hesperus I love Kingkiller Chronicles and Rothfuss frustrates me with his silence on the topic. I mean if he'd post some updates from time to time, I'm sure I'd be feeling better about the whole thing. Right now, I get the sense that he'll never finish it. :(

    Adding you on Goodreads! :D

    My profile.


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    @crimilde said in What are you reading right now?:

    @Hesperus I love Kingkiller Chronicles and Rothfuss frustrates me with his silence on the topic. I mean if he'd post some updates from time to time, I'm sure I'd be feeling better about the whole thing. Right now, I get the sense that he'll never finish it. :(

    lol, can you imagine if you had started the GoT series in 1996? Rothfus is pretty quick compared to that :D



  • @UltimateBrent Haha yeah, I can't even imagine how it feels for people reading it since the beginning.

    Scott Lynch was in more or less the same situation with the Gentleman Bastards (9 years between Red Seas under Red Skies and The Republic of Thieves), and I suffered because of that as well, but The Thorn of Emberlain is finally coming out this year and the wait was much shorter.
    He was also fighting depression so it's great that he pulled through.



  • @UltimateBrent @crimilde I don't mind waiting for a book to come out but the thing that frustrates me whenever I remember the series is that we've been getting release dates for a few years now. In anticipation for the third book, I've listened to the audio books a few times now. Lol. There's also a funny review on goodreads of Rothfuss commenting on people rating the third book as 5 stars and he wrote something along the lines of "if you know how the books ends please tell me."

    At least he has a sense of humour about the whole thing!

    I've never touched the Game of Thrones books because at least with the tv series I can skip the lewd parts.. when it's in books and pages of it, I feel like my time has been wasted. :pensive:

    Added you! :D @crimilde



  • Currently reading The Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes, c. 3rd Century BCE.

    Do not recommend that you read it for pleasure, but if it's personal development, enlightenment, and cultural sophistication you're after, you can do far worse.



  • I got the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft for Christmas, so whenever i have time I'll read a couple stories from that. Just read Call of Cthulu.



  • @Pituitor said in What are you reading right now?:

    I got the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft for Christmas, so whenever i have time I'll read a couple stories from that. Just read Call of Cthulu.

    How much Lovecraft have you read in the past? He is by far my favorite author. I have read through his work so many times.



  • @Tsosie I hadn't read any before, but I knew enough to recognise when horror was alluding to Lovecraft. I wanted to read what so much classic horror is derived from



  • I want to get into the R. A. Salvatore books this summer. I've been told by all of my DnD friends that they are a must read.



  • @Pituitor
    My signature is from Call of Cthulhu. If you really get into it, I suggest checking out "The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast" at hppodcast.com. They go from the beginning of his work to the end and have a discussion about almost every single one of his works. You learn what the next story is going to be for the following week at the end of an episode, so you can read it ahead of time. They have finished their Lovecraft discussion but you can still get all of the episode from your favorite podcast provider.

    I am jealous, he is one of those authors that I wish I could read all over again like it was my first time. May the Elder Sign keep you safe at night.



  • @WiedThin They are very good. It is pretty much fluff fantasy, but they are all exciting rides. They are especially good if you are into DnD because they exist within the same world.



  • Trying to get through Blood of Elves, the first book in the witcher series, and reading through Y the last man for like the 100th time. :)



  • @WiedThin said in What are you reading right now?:

    I want to get into the R. A. Salvatore books this summer. I've been told by all of my DnD friends that they are a must read.

    My sister read those books and loved them! I think it will be a great summer read for you :dancer_tone1:



  • @Hesperus said in What are you reading right now?:

    @WiedThin said in What are you reading right now?:

    I want to get into the R. A. Salvatore books this summer. I've been told by all of my DnD friends that they are a must read.

    My sister read those books and loved them! I think it will be a great summer read for you :dancer_tone1:

    Awesome! : ) I'll probably start with the dark elf trilogy



  • I recently started on Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy after catching up on The Dresden Files. I like it so far.



  • I just started a historical monograph on the Italian Renaissance. It was mistakenly sent to me instead of a book I needed on the Fourth Crusade, but I kept it because it looked great!



  • @Olf_Himself said in What are you reading right now?:

    I recently started on Robin Hobb's Farseer Trilogy after catching up on The Dresden Files. I like it so far.

    Nice!! I've had Assassin's Apprentice on my to read list for awhile now and I might just bump it up a little more after I'm done with a few new releases in book series I'm following.



  • @UltimateBrent I totally agree. I loved those first two books to death.