What book are you reading now? Watch

This discussion is closed.
JonCha
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#6861
Report 9 years ago
#6861
As I'm waiting for my library to order in The Colour Purple (though they take forever, so I'm not getting my hopes up) I've decided to read David Crystal's 'My Life in Language'. For anyone interested in English Language/Linguistics, or Crystal, it's genuinely interesting and funny!
0
~ Purple Rose ~
  • PS Reviewer
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#6862
Report 9 years ago
#6862
Sugar Cookie Murder - Joanne Fluke.
0
sundogs
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#6863
Report 9 years ago
#6863
The Annotated Alice

It's brilliant!
0
~ Purple Rose ~
  • PS Reviewer
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#6864
Report 9 years ago
#6864
(Original post by thethinker)
Read the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on the 100 classics DS game thing.
I want to get that. Is it hard reading them on the DS screen though?
0
thethinker
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#6865
Report 9 years ago
#6865
(Original post by ~ Mandy ~)
I want to get that. Is it hard reading them on the DS screen though?
It's okay. The screens are quite small, so books like Les Mis are 10,000+ pages. There are some akward hyphenations when the words spilt ov-er the page (example given!). The brightness is okay, if you put it on the lowest setting you can read in the dark without hurting your eyes. Have a look at the titles on it (here), they are all copyright free classics. Basically, it's good when travelling and for normal purposes. I'll recommend it if you like the books on there. Nothing can beat a real book though!
0
A-Man!
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#6866
Report 9 years ago
#6866
(Original post by ~ Mandy ~)
I want to get that. Is it hard reading them on the DS screen though?
I really like it.
0
joshp1407
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#6867
Report 9 years ago
#6867
(Original post by She`Appears)
I`m reading 'Catch-22' by Joseph Heller.

I just finished reading 'The Harsh Cry of the Heron' by Liam Hearn. I loved the first three books of the saga but this one left me with mixed feelings.
what you thinking of catch-22 has to be in top 3 books of all time!
0
journeymanjim
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6868
Report 9 years ago
#6868
Recently finished Phaedrus by Plato. Couldn't really get into this like I did with Republic. Oh well.

Just started Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, by David Foster Wallace. Really enjoying it so far.

Jim
0
journeymanjim
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6869
Report 9 years ago
#6869
(Original post by A-Man!)
I really like it.
It's probably not going to be long before the book industry suffers from the same sort of problems that record companies have had this past decade. Give it another ten years, people will be downloading most of their books digitally for free.

Jim
0
Sanyore
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#6870
Report 9 years ago
#6870
(Original post by journeymanjim)
It's probably not going to be long before the book industry suffers from the same sort of problems that record companies have had this past decade. Give it another ten years, people will be downloading most of their books digitally for free.

Jim
I really doubt it. Audiobooks haven't massively taken over; granted, it's not quite the same, but I'm very sceptical of the claim that e-books or whatever will come to replace the real thing any time soon.
0
placenta medicae talpae
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#6871
Report 9 years ago
#6871
Fox's 'Calculus of Variations'.
Wow, I'm interesting ... :bebored:
0
~ Purple Rose ~
  • PS Reviewer
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#6872
Report 9 years ago
#6872
(Original post by journeymanjim)
It's probably not going to be long before the book industry suffers from the same sort of problems that record companies have had this past decade. Give it another ten years, people will be downloading most of their books digitally for free.

Jim
I hope that doesn't happen :cry:
0
~ Purple Rose ~
  • PS Reviewer
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#6873
Report 9 years ago
#6873
I've just started Blind Faith by Ben Elton.
0
Celtic_Anthony
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6874
Report 9 years ago
#6874
Bout a chapter or two into Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent.
0
Symph
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#6875
Report 9 years ago
#6875
Trying to get through 'On the Road' by Jack Kerouac but it's taking a while!
0
affinity89
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#6876
Report 9 years ago
#6876
The Russian Concubine - Kate Furnivall - loving it so far.
0
aKarma
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6877
Report 9 years ago
#6877
20,000 leagues under the sea (never got round to reading it before :p:) -Jules Verne
0
Cooro
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#6878
Report 9 years ago
#6878
The Time-Traveller's Wife. In preperation for the film coming out :yep:
0
BillyMarsh
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#6879
Report 9 years ago
#6879
Eye Contact - Cammie McGovern.

Really do recommend 'Half of a Yellow Sun' if you can find it, starts slow but really grips you towards the end!
0
CatatonicStupor
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#6880
Report 9 years ago
#6880
Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. Rather a good read, so far.
0
X
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Brexit: Given the chance now, would you vote leave or remain?

Remain (860)
80.37%
Leave (210)
19.63%

Watched Threads

View All