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  1.  (790.1)
    Replacing "What are you reading right now?"

    What's on the pile for this month?

    We're going to count books, comics and magazines in this list, I think. I see no real need to split comics out from the thread at this time.

    -- W
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    Currently reading Millard Kaufman - Bowl of Cherries which I'm enjoying very much.

    Sadly I don't have a pile for the month because my attempts to order something to read ran up against some credit card issues, but I do still have Yoshihiro Tatsumi's The Push Man and other stories waiting for me.

    Oh and for real this time, I'm going to finish Deleuze & Guittari's Anti-Oedipus. For REAL.
    • CommentAuthorJim Moore
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008 edited
    Mason & Dixon - Pynchon
    Schroedinger's Cat Trilogy and Masks of the Illuminati - RAW
    and maybe finishing LotR (never read past the Fellowship)
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    Starting Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow today during lunch. A werewolf novel written in free verse...too intriguing to not give it a try.

    I'll hopefully be picking up the second volume of the new Immortal Iron Fist after blwoing through teh first vol last night.

    trying to figure out which books to take on my flight to Denver next week as my laptop died and is out for repairs. I have Crooked Little Vein and Apathy and Other Small Victories at the top of the stack because they are small in size and will garunteed keep me entertained adn occupied during the trip.

    I also plan on a re-read of The Raw Shark Texts by Steven hall. It's been a year since i got my hands on a galley copy and plowed through it in two days. SO much in there that it needs a re-read.

    Douglas Coupland's Miss Wyoming is also on teh list of things to read as well as Steinbeck's only fantasy work. Steinbeck writing King Arthur stories. i am intrigued.

    World War Z and a biography abuot Houdini are also on the stack to get to. This will probably take me well through February and into April but you never know.
    • CommentAuthorNil
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    For my own pleasure:

    Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
    John Peel - Margrave of the Marshes
    The Complete Prophecies of Nostradamus
    J.G. Ballard - The Drought
    Italo Svevo - Confessions of Zeno
    Franz Kafka - The Trial
    C.S. Lewis - The Four Loves
    Martin Heidegger - Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics

    For the various courses:

    James Sterba ed. - Ethics: The Big Questions
    Baron, Pettit & Slote ed. - Three Methods of Ethics
    A.S. Tanenbaum - Structured Computer Organization
    A. Silberschatz, P. Galvin, G. Gagne - Applied Operating Systems Concepts
    L. Null & J. Lobur - The Essentials of Computer Organization
    J.S. Warford - Computer Systems
    I. Englander - The Architecture of Computer Hardware and Systems Software
    D. Bell & M. Parr - Java for Students
    S. Oaks & H. Wong - Java Threads

    I think my brain might explode.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    With any luck I'll be finished reading boring work-related things by the end of the week and will be able to return to the pile:

    Dear American Airlines: A Novel by Jonathan Miles
    World War Z by Max Brooks
    Human Osteology by Tim White
    A Miracle of Catfish by Larry Brown. I've been putting this one off because it is his last. When I finish it, one of my favorite people to drink by the bonfire with will be well and truly gone.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    Stephen King's Lisey's Story on my Dad's recommendation - will be finished with it this weekend. It's not that bad! It feels more Gaiman vs. Barker. I might recommend it to people who don't like Stephen King... with caution - it's a 600pg+ commitment... Although i was hooked by 150.

    Next up... the first of the Gormenghast novels...? I've heard graeat things. I started it a while back but had to put it down because of other time constraints. But from what i read, It craves an animated adaptation. excited about trying again.

    My work had a free book swap. Picked up:
    Cladius, the God
    Farenheit 451 (I missed that day in high school)
    Shardik (Richard Adams - watership down 2.0 original "bookclub" sized HB with MAPS!!! i'll read anything with a map.)
    • CommentAuthorjeffx
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    For books, I will finish reading Wyrm by Mark Fabi. Then the next book in the stack is Turing's Delerium by Edmundo Paz Solodan. I am not buying any new books until I get my to read stack down.

    Comics. What ever comes in my pull of course. With the conclusion of Y: The Last Man, I think I will read the series in its entirety. Thinking about ordering a copy of Wizzywig by Ed Piskor.
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    The 20th anniversary edition of Simon Reynolds' ENERGY FLASH just turned up in the post.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    Once I've finished 'Three Kingdoms' (only something like 15 chapters to go...) I'll be starting in on the first 'Song of Ice and Fire' book.

    There's probably some more Warhammer40k stuff out before the end of Feb I'll pick up as well.
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    Currently reading Eplipetic by David B.

    It's a huge black and white french bio-comic, in similar vein to persepolis only not as good.
    It tells the story of the writer growing up with a brother with epilepsy in france in the 70's and the guru's, macrobiotic nutritionists, spirituals and plain nutjobs who his parents get to cure him.
    It's not that bad, just bears bad comparison to the other comic books I've read in a similar vein, and it's hard to feel much sympathy for any member of the family.
    Just finished reading the Jamie Delano run on hellblazer, which was awesome.
    Next up is neil gaimans eternals. Then foucaults pendulum.
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    Currently finishing up All Tomorrows Parties by Gibson in my re-read of the bridge trilogy. Forgot how amazing it was. After that it's off to Books 1 and 2 of the Song of Fire and Ice where i'll have to make way quicksmart to catch up to my friend who has been on them for a week so far.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    Just finished:

    Persepolis 2


    Three Men in a Boat by Jerome Jerome, if I remember right.

    Grease Monkey


    Epileptic, curiously enough. Part 1 was released as a separate book; now I've got the combined version.

    Acme Novelty Company issue 17

    Freeman Dyson's latest book, and Oliver Sacks' latest book, both of whose titles I forget.

    I have maybe two dozen novels, non-fiction books, and graphic novels lined up when I'm done with the above. The Nextwave collection is in there, as is the last couple of Transmet collections.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    I'm also trying to dig my way into the Gormenghast books. Titus Groan is an extremely slow starter.

    I'm also off-&-on reading the newish Del Rey edition of Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane stories. I've been watching a lot of Sergio Leone lately, so I imagine every Kane short-piece shot in grand Spaghetti-west fashion. It's fun.

    @Jim Moore.

    I couldn't get into the Cat trilogy, but Masks of the Illuminati is pretty great.
    • CommentAuthorLiam
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    I'm currently preparing to move house and my wife has managed to effectively pack all my stuff at the bottom of the pile. I was able to relocate a few trades plus the complete preacher, Fables and transmet to my desk at work. I've dug out the Filth so that should last a little while and a friend has promised me the complete Mesiah complex.

    Once we move next week I've got a pile of my old Uni books to read including some of Orwell's collected essays, the deposessed and a book about Takashi Miike.

    I feel a little guilty as I left Uni over three years ago and probably have 4 months worth of books to read still
      CommentAuthorJohn Keats
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008 edited
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Du coté de chez Swann, Proust
    Le cantique des cantiques
    L'éducation sentimantale, Flaubert
    because I'm old fashionned

    some comics too
    Johnny Nemo by Peter Milligan and Brett Ewins with a strange quote of ... Warren Ellis??
    Acme Novelty 18, Chris Ware
    Savage Sword of Conan with some great pencils by Barry Smith, John Buscema and other great artists.
  7.  (790.17)
    Offbeat Kentuckians: Legends to Lunatics by Keven McQueen
    Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

    words and pictures:
    Therefore Repent! by Jim Monroe and Salgood Sam
    and I got a bunch of older Jeffrey Brown comics from a backorder at my local comic store which I should be flipping through on and off for the next few weeks.
  8.  (790.18)
    Still reading Camus's The Plague. Almost done with it. I'll probably read either Sword & Citadel by Gene Wolfe next, or a collection of Franz Kafka's short stories. As I've never actually read "Metamorphosis," I'm leaning towards the Kafka book. I'm currently listening to The Castle on my mp3 player while working. Not sure what will be up after that.

    Finished vol 5 of Walking Dead a few minutes ago.
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    As soon as I finish Peter Biskind's Down and Dirty Pictures, I'll pick up Politics by Hendrik Hertzberg again.

    The New Yorker and The Economist are the only ink-and-paper magazines I'm reading at the moment.

    As for comics, I'm thinking of picking up Ed Brubaker's second Criminal collection, and possibly another Punisher trade from Garth Ennis.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st 2008
    Quicksilver-- Neal Stephenson

    That's it so far..... need to go book shopping to feed my habit! Heh.....