Your casual reading Non Club Books Add comments Feb 082010 So…when not thumbing through Liquorature books, what have you been reading lately? Anything worthwhile? Recommendations? 8 Responses to “Your casual reading” Curt says: February 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm Finishing the last few pages of “Survivor” (Palahniuk), for Liquorature, but then… I will continue meandering through my re-reading of “Red Mars”, and on into “Under The Dome” (Stephen King). Recently finished “The Grapes Of Wrath” (Steinbeck) (Review will follow), and “Tyrannosaur Canyon” (Douglas Preston). What about you guys? Reply patc says: February 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm reading most of the Sherlock Holmes stories, also The 7 Daughters of Eve non-fiction work about mitochondrial DNA and our links to the past, and Light Science Magic a book on the science of light for photography. Reply Clint says: February 9, 2010 at 7:27 am Reading Huck Finn…I’ve seen it referenced as a potential inspiration for the first-person writing style used for Catcher in the Rye (It really is, I’m not kidding). I’m only about 1/2 way through Huck Finn, and can see how the comparison might apply in the intellectual sense. Actual content? Give me Huck any day. I had a hard time with Holden’s attitude and outlook to begin with – how much can you wish for things to happen before you actually take a crack at changing it? I can’t imagine how Old Holden would react to Huck’s experiences being kidnapped, robbed, and beaten by his drunken lout. Furthermore, I would feel very sorry for poor Jim…having to share that raft with the original Emo Kid. Reply Lance says: February 9, 2010 at 8:16 am @patc You might want to lend me that “Light Science” book. Given that you like video, I have a DVD documentary on lighting, cinematography and moving film photography that might interest you. Reply bauer says: February 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm just read the stand and am now halfway through the third Dark Tower book Reply Curt says: March 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm After finishing the last 27 pages of “Geonesis” I am either taking a swipe at something by Crichton (“Prey”…y’know…the nano book…or “Timeline”) or the classic version of “On The Road” before jumping into the Scroll version in a month or two. Reply Curt says: May 4, 2010 at 7:10 am Did indeed read ‘Prey’…now into the scroll version of “On The Road”. Decided to knock this one out now, then read the classic version next month for the club. Still have not read ‘Under The Dome’ (King). That one and ‘Stone Of Tears’ will likely be my next two offline books. Reply patc says: May 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm Halfway through “Xenocide” by Orson Scott Card. Just picked up “Point of Impact” and the next two in the WFR series. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Name (required) E-mail (required) URI Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.