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The Thread of Reading

Post by InnocuousBlonde » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:04 pm

We used to have a "what are you reading?" thread, and I wanted a new one, so here it is!

I don't get a ton of time to read these days, and admittedly some of my reading has migrated to digital platforms. However, I still love consuming the written word. With my eyes. Not my mouth. That would be kind of weird.

What are you reading now? Manga, paperbacks, even a favorite blog qualifies as far as I'm concerned! And tell us how you're liking it. Others might want to read it too!

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Post by InnocuousBlonde » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:10 pm

Me first!

I'm just finishing up "Love and Sex with Robots" which I received as a Christmas gift over a year ago. :? It got a bit heavy in places and i found it easier to pick off little bits rather than try to marathon many pages at once.

I'm also reading "Delicious In Dungeon," a fantasy manga wherein a dungeon-crawling party takes on a new member who shows them how to save their money and make the most of their battles with dangerous beasts - by eating the vanquished. It's mostly lighthearted fantasy adventure fare, and easy to read. I'm working on the latest few volumes of One Piece too, but I keep falling asleep when I try to read it, and then I forget which parts I read - I think I've read the same chapter like 3 times now. :P

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Post by rampant_a_i » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:05 pm

I highly recommend Audio books for those who find the actual reading hard to do at times. I like to listen to an audio version of a book while I am commuting to and from work. I will read another book when I am at home with free time. Sometimes I will throw in a comic or a manga. I have dropped off of comics though, because the main publishers have gone to crap in the last couple of years. So Manga has supplanted Comics in that regard.
As for what I am reading at present, I am midway through "The Monster Hunter Files", an anthology of stories set in Larry Correa's Monster Hunter universe. I already liked this series before, but what sold me on this anthology was the contribution of a story by Jim Butcher (of Dresden FIles fame).
On Audio I just finished listening to Fritz Leiber's "The Knight and Knave of Swords", a book for which I read the printed version many years ago.
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Re: the Thread of Reading

Post by thatanimeguy » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:11 pm

I recently started reading the Elric series and have been enjoying it thus far. I'm re-reading the Lord of The Rings while I wait for more books from the Elric series to come in the mail.
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Post by QueenInoue » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:44 pm

im not reading a whole hell of a lot considering i have next to no time for reading, but mostly im reading web comics on like 3 different apps,
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Re: the Thread of Reading

Post by InnocuousBlonde » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:59 pm

thatanimeguy wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:11 pm
I recently started reading the Elric series and have been enjoying it thus far. I'm re-reading the Lord of the Rings while I wait for more books from the Elric series to come in the mail.
Funny you should say that, my husband recently started re-reading LOTR recently too. I might follow, it's been a long time since I last read them.

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Re: the Thread of Reading

Post by InnocuousBlonde » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:01 pm

QueenInoue wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:44 pm
im not reading a whole hell of a lot considering i have next to no time for reading, but mostly im reading web comics on like 3 different apps,
Oh! What web comics do you read? I don't read any myself, but I am always curious about the state of the media as someone who watched webcomics a-splode in the '00s.

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Re: the Thread of Reading

Post by QueenInoue » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:36 am

Some of my favorites are Empress of Another World on TappyToon, My Dear Cold-blooded King on Line WEBTOON, and I Love Yoo also on Line Webtoon.
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