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What book are you currently reading?

Asked by willbrawn (6603points) September 25th, 2008 from iPhone

I ask because I just started a new book. Fast food nation. Has anyone read it?

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Comedian's avatar

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

willbrawn's avatar

@comedian good so far? Is that the orginial Dracula? Forgive my ignorance.

rowenaz's avatar

Wizard’s Daughter while traveling
Cmaking Communicative Language Teaching Happen when sitting at home
Foe when not at home and not in transit

tscoyk's avatar

@ willbrawn: Fast Food Nation is mind-blowing. It changed alot in our household. Check out Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me (documentary) for an interesting film perspective.

I just finished reading In His Sights by Kate Brennan (pen name). Not good bedtime reading, if you tend towards dream disturbances.

jca's avatar

I read Fast Food Nation and it made me never want to go to McDonalds again (I will go but rare occasions). After this, i suggest Omnivore’s Dilemma, if you’re into learning about your food.

Now I’m reading this novel “Prep” which is “one of the 10 best New York Times Book Review Books of the Year.” it’s about a prep school.

nikipedia's avatar

Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fifth Edition.

boffin's avatar

Third Degree….Greg Iles

EmpressPixie's avatar

Rogue Angel: Forbidden City by “Alex Archer”

Mtl_zack's avatar

the persimmon tree by bryce courtenay, but i havent been reading much because im busy during the day, and at night i read if i know ill wake up in the morning on time, which is not the case.

takes a deep breath.

PIXEL's avatar

Okay well your all going to laugh at me but I’m reading “Inside Steve’s Head.” (Steve Jobs)

amandaafoote's avatar

Girl Interrupted

Megan64's avatar

I’m reading Joe Biden’s autobiography; it’s quite interesting.

tabbycat's avatar

‘Shalimar the Clown’ by Salman Rushdie.

Salty's avatar

The cure for all dieases by Hulda Clark
Excellent book. Can be downloaded on the interenet, as pdf file.

joeysefika's avatar

Deja Dead By Kathy Reichs. Its a fantastic psychological thriller

shrubbery's avatar

hey Mtl_zack, I met Bryce Courtenay a couple of weeks ago, amazing man.

Ok so at the moment I’m reading:
The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffinegger (after suggestions made on an older one of these posts!)
Uglies – Scott Westerfield
The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
The Philosophy Gym – Stephen Law
The Ballad of Les Darcy – Peter Fitzsimons
The Dark Side of the Sun – Terry Pratchett
Foundation – Isaac Asimov
Emma – Jane Austen
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder

Mtl_zack's avatar

@shrubbery: im so jealous. he’s one of my favorite authors. does he have a south african accent or an australian accent?

shrubbery's avatar

More Australian but you can hear the South African in it. It’s rather a… what’s the word… husky kind of voice. He is very passionate and a great speaker. You can hear it here, but imagine him talking about saving the environment and getting very worked up indeed. Wonderful! He gave me a hug and a kiss and is posting me a signed copy of his latest book.

emmy23's avatar

The Twilight Series
Twilight
New Moon
Eclipse
and Breaking Dawn
They are incredible books!!!

sdeutsch's avatar

Just finished The NeverEnding Story (amazing – so much better than the movie, and I love the movie!)

I’m about to start Jane Eyre – I saw it at the bookstore yesterday and realized that I’ve always wanted to read it and never got around to it. I can’t wait to start it!

shrubbery's avatar

Yay sdeutsch, I love The NeverEnding Story (I think we were talking about this on another thread…)
And I also love Jane Eyre, but a lot of people hate it and find it the most boring/tedious thing ever, so be warned…

tabbycat's avatar

Jane Eyre? Boring?

rowenaz's avatar

I loved Jane Eyre!!

Comedian's avatar

@will: yeah it’s awesome. and yes it is the original

sdeutsch's avatar

@shrubbery – Yeah, I was sad when The NeverEnding Story ended – it was one of those books you just wanted to keep going forever (although, it did end really well!)

I’ve heard lots of differing opinions on Jane Eyre – it’s not the kind of thing I usually read, but something tells me I’m going to like it. I’ll keep you posted! =)

MacBean's avatar

Right now I’m reading and enjoying Watchmen. I’m also rereading the A Song of Ice and Fire series; I’m nearly through with A Storm of Swords.

I recently finished and reviewed:
The Neverending Story
Twilight
New Moon
Eclipse

princessvince's avatar

White Teeth by Zadie Smith. This is for my book club. Very well written, but can’t seem to get into it. Nothing seems to really happen.

tabbycat's avatar

I loved ‘White Teeth.’ Of course, I’ve traveled around the parts of London she talks about, and it rang true.

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