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I put on my robe and wizard hat
Dark Age, Book #5 in the Red Rising series.

I'm about 95% of the way through, and I'm really enjoying it. Although, I have to admit these last two haven't had quite as much punch as the original trilogy.
 

Ryvius

The Sauce™
Permanent Record - Ed Snowden

It's not as technical as No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald, but that's not really what it's for. It provides context, the personal story. I like his writing so far. His way of thinking and personality is very similar to my own. I read over a hundred pages in a few days without realizing it.
 

Erotic Materia

I put on my robe and wizard hat
I just finished Watership Down.

I gotta say, I was steeling myself for a gut-punch, considering how much I've heard. But... I feel that I was mislead. I love me some bunnies, and the story was good, but nothing amazing.
 

Dee

sweet dee
AKA
Bun, Academic
I've finished it already, but Joe Abercrombie's A Little Hatred. I can hardly wait for the next installment. This whole series has been one of my absolute favorites.
 

Prism

Pro Adventurer
AKA
pikpixelart
Permanent Record - Ed Snowden

It's not as technical as No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald, but that's not really what it's for. It provides context, the personal story. I like his writing so far. His way of thinking and personality is very similar to my own. I read over a hundred pages in a few days without realizing it.
Fun fact that you may already know: Edward Snowden was on anime sites in the '90s and had this as his profile for a while.

I'm reading a couple of things now - Norwegian Wood is something I'm finally glad to open up, seeing as Murakami is pretty well-regarded. I'm also reading Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E. M. Berens to brush myself up on historical culture. (Antiquity has been a big influence on me)

Then I have a copy of Dandelion Wine I've been meaning to read for a while...I really want to get to that...
 

The Mad King

Harbinger of Darkness
AKA
Lord Noctis, Caius Ballad, Midnight Rider of War, Quilge Opie
My latest read is Imaginary Friend, by Stephen Chbosky. Actually got an auto graphed copy for half price, super nice. Book itself was a really damn good read. It feels a lot like a Sephen King novel in terms of it's tone and style. But unlike most Stephen King novels, I actually liked the ending
 

Ryvius

The Sauce™
I'm currently reading: Your Patient Safety Survival Guide: How to Protect Yourself and Others from Medical Errors. It caught my eye in the library since I know that this is unfortunately a huge issue in the medical field. I've read about a fifth of the book so far and it's well cited, so I am interested in what she has to say. We'll see how long it takes for me to finish it now that school has started again. :monster:

A few weeks ago I read Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Christof Koch, neuroscientist, who was a close colleague of Francis Crick, a luminary in DNA research. A rare credible read on the nature of sentience. At its heart, it's a neurology book. It's almost 10 years old, which is kind of an eternity, but we actually knew quite a bit on this topic (albeit still with huge gaps, obviously). He hasn't written his next major book on this, but I would like to see in depth what he thinks about all these strides in AI deep learning.

I read exclusively non-fiction. If I want a story, that's what a good anime or game is for. :desu:

Fun fact that you may already know: Edward Snowden was on anime sites in the '90s and had this as his profile for a while.
Heheh, yeah, I'd seen those articles, but I felt bad because it was definitely a violation of his obviously strong love for privacy. He really is kind of a modern martyr.
 
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Cthulhu

Administrator
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Yop
Finished err, one of the Witcher books recently, I had paused it for over half a year because it was getting kinda tedious - lots of names and locations and family trees being yeeted around.

Currently reading Ignition!, a book by an old rocket scientist telling the history of rocket fuel development. It's kinda tedious as well, I mean sure the guy has a funny tone, but he also bombards you with pages upon pages of chemistry terms that I'm not really familiar with. Hypergolic RFNA hydrazine anilines. Also, kerosene.
 
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King of the Potato People
HG Wells collection, got it for Xmas. :D

I've read The War of The Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau & The Time Machine and I'm currently reading The Invisible Man.
Doctor Moreau was a disappointment. Not much happens, I was expecting more since they make a film out of every few decades.

I really want to see a faithfull adaptation of War of the Worlds now i've read it. The recent BBC three parter was a huge disapponitment, this was the best part & the only part worth remembering:

 
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