What Are You Currently Reading?

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by phoenix_indigo, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. phoenix_indigo

    phoenix_indigo dreadfully real

    Figured that I'd just have a thread dedicated to what we all are currently reading. Quite simple really. :)

    There seems to already be lots of posts started about books we've read; but well it would be good to keep track of what everyone's currently reading as well.

    So, that being said...

    What are you currently reading?
  2. phoenix_indigo

    phoenix_indigo dreadfully real

    I'll start.

    I'm currently reading "Executive Orders" - by Tom Clancy
  3. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Currently reading Brick Lane by Monica Ali. It's sort of market research, as the novel I'm writing is of a vaguely similar genre. I've tried reading it before, since she's often compared to Zadie Smith and I quite enjoy Smith's work. However the first two chapters bored me last time and I didn't want to pick it up again. I'm giving it another go, in the hope that the rest of the book lives up to its hype....
  4. CaptainDave

    CaptainDave Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I've just finished 'Mr. Nice', DH Marks' autobiography type thing.

    I'm about to start 'Snowblind' by Robert Sabbag.

    I love the smugglers :)
  5. CrucifiedDreams

    CrucifiedDreams Members

    Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
    On The Road - Jack Kerouac - Which I'm having quite the time trying to get into. :confused:
  6. tomplus

    tomplus Member

    i found on the road to be boring and pretentious as hell... never 'got' it.

    right now i'm slowly reading the music of life by hazrat inayat khan. instead of me embarassing myself by trying to explain what it's about here's the back cover: (click it)


    if you are in some way creative and feel there is a spiritual component to what you do or are just looking for answers then i really recommend this book. its very deep but at the same time written very beautifully and easy to read. it takes some open mindedness of course, but i think if you are coming to this forum then you are most likely open minded enough.
  7. phoenix_indigo

    phoenix_indigo dreadfully real

    that book looks really interesting. let me know how it is once you get on with it more. :) and are you slowly reading it due to time or because it is a bit hard to get into?
  8. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    Holy Blood, Holy Grail
    and on the shitter some Patterson book.
  9. phoenix_indigo

    phoenix_indigo dreadfully real

    Which Patterson book?
  10. tomplus

    tomplus Member

    im slowly reading it because i really want to take it in, my mind tends to drift ;p i havent been reading that much recently anyway...

    i can tell you now just 100 pages into it that its something you should definitely read if youre into that kind of thing. ive been looking for some spiritual writing on music for a while and have found most books to be either to heavy or too bullshitty. this is the perfect spiritual book for me. it covers extremely deep questions about existance and creation yet manages to be easy to read and comprehend. i love the way he explains how everything is connected and how music holds the key to it all :) o best not try and explain it, im terrible at writing. its weird, i can read it, take it in, understand it but when it comes to putting it back out i can't unless i spend ages thinking about it.
  11. phoenix_indigo

    phoenix_indigo dreadfully real

    understandable. i've only gotten back into reading alot the past couple of years. i'd been so depressed for a long time and could never focus on a book long enough to stay with it. i would start say something small and light-hearted like Vonnegutt's Cats Cradle and it would take me 6-8 months to read it. Now that my mind is in better shape, I could read the same thing in a week or less.

    Anyway ... sort of sidetracked there. :)
  12. Lagan

    Lagan Member

    powers of horror: an essay on abjection, julia kristeva
    blood and guts in high school, kathy acker
  13. L.A.Matthews

    L.A.Matthews Senior Member

    In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami.
  14. dapablo

    dapablo redefining

    Stranger in a Strange Land - Heinlein
  15. Oz!

    Oz! Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    The Testament of Gideon Mack - James Robertson..
  16. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    I'm reading two books at the moment;
    "Gai-jin" by James Clavell
    "The Essential Spike Milligan" with a foreward by Eddie Izzard
  17. lithium

    lithium frogboy

    "The God Delusion" Richard Dawkins
  18. feral

    feral Member

    Started reading "The Book Of Dave" by Will Self last night, although I'd had most of a bottle of red by the time I'd started it so might have to start again tonight...
  19. Roffa

    Roffa Senior Member

    Total I Ching by Stephen Karcher.
  20. Roffa

    Roffa Senior Member

    well whaddya know - I didn't think I'd heard of this guy, but it turns out I have a couple of excerpts from his work in a collection called Music, Mysticism and Magic: A Sourcebook, edited by Joscelyn Godwin. I think that will be my beach reading for this afternoon.

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