i think it's quite interesting just how many multi-readers we have. that, or speed-readers. ^^
Just finished two Joe Haldeman books (Old Twentieth and A Separate War), read a John Ringo book (Ghost) on the recommendation from someone and it was fricking lame, had to put down a Harry Turtledove book (Alternate General's III) because I wasn't getting into it, am reading Tsathoggaga Cycle: Terror of the Toad God and one of the Man Kzin books (Man Kzin Wars XI) which is a sequel to Man Kzin Wars X: The Wunder Wars that I didn't know at the time.
Game book wise I'm reading Arsenal (SR4), Street Magic (SR4), Fistful o' Zombies (AFMBE), and Pulp Zombies (AFMBE).
Magazine wise I'm reading Rider, Motorcycle Consumer News, Back Street Choppers, and American Motorcyclist. I also pick up Sport Rider from time to time.
The Shadowrun books are on PDF so I can read them anywhere just as the technical book are. I have a subscription to O'Reilly's Safari bookshelf for access to technical books.
And that's also over the past week or so. "Currently" means different things to folks.
I'm currently reading through the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, and I've got a bunch of things on the current pile-- "Demon Princes" by Jack Vance, another run at "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell", there's a Nora Roberts someplace I should get to, "Dragon Bones" that I got when I went into the hospital and never read.
The Descent by Jeff Long. I've only just started on it, but I'm loving it so far. But, I'm a sucker for Hell-centric stories -- especially since they're good inspiration for my current campaign, The Damned, which is set in Hell.
just finished talion:revenant, and browsed through some of the phule series by robert asprin. and i picked up several hundreds of books in text that i'm going to work my way through next.
Hey Farcaster, ever read the "Heroes in Hell" Series? It's really good and really funny. One of the books had the best tag line ever: "Be it ever so horrible, there's no place like Hell...(But there may be a way out...)" I've read 5 of the books, but there's like 6 or 7 more to read. See here I was fiddling around with the idea if I ever got my paws on a d20 Modern (maybe a d20 Past would be better) book, I'd run a campaign that was very similar to Heroes in Hell.
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Generally I get my reading before going to bed. It calms and focuses my thoughts so I can relax. My wife says it takes me less than 5 minutes to go to sleep.
Sometimes I'll just take a break and spend a few hours either in my library or go down to the lake and sit and read a book.
Right now I have the core All Flesh Must Be Eaten book with me at work and at lunch I'll be outside (probably) finishing it up. I read Atlas of the Walking Dead the night before last and The Book of Archetypes 1 and 2 and most of the little adventure that came with the Zombie Master's Screen last night (Coffee Break of the Damned I believe it's called).
And yea, I'll take a book with me to the can from time to time although generally I have a magazine and not a book.
But I've also taken to this kind of deliberate pacing because I find I enjoy and remember books more when I give myself some "thinking time" between reads. I like to read several chapters and spend some time thinking about my impressions, my hopes and fears, and generally expanding my attachment to the characters. I've been reading Dresden Files this way and it has now become my favorite fiction series ever. I've had time to contemplate the characters and cosmology and I love it all.
I picked up Small Favor yesterday, but I probably won't get to it for a couple months because I'm not that far in the series yet...but I knew I had to have it, because I know I'll read it and love it.
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As I came late to SciFi/Fantasy/RP, I've been catching up lately. I just finished everything Neil Gaiman wrote - and just loved Anansi Boys. And I think after finishing Galworthy's Forsyte Saga (picked up because I wondered who the super hot guy on the PBS commercials was - Damian Lewis!) I might reread Dan Simmons' Hyperion/Endymion series.
As to Hyperion, it is a tough read. Or at least it was for me. His prose is colorful and he often throws out techno-babble without any contextual clues. I read and reread the first two pages at least five times before I was able to move on and finally get a handle on what I was reading. Once I had a feel for his style though, I really did like Hyperion. If any of you have read the books before, you might have guessed by my alias, Farcaster, which I brazenly stole from Simmons. It was just too perfect really. I needed a login to check out this whole "World Wide Web" thing, and I had just got done reading Hyperion where travelers were able to step through portals between worlds (called farcasting) on the World-Web. Voila! An alias was born.