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File: 2aa37807a0e9887⋯.jpg (293.47 KB, 700x849, 700:849, sicp-1430170030936.jpg)

460575  No.2527

What good books have you read recently or are currently reading?

f4b12a  No.2528

File: d73c9e6ea83b403⋯.jpg (100.48 KB, 659x551, 659:551, reading13.jpg)

Wonderful thread idea!

I'm currently reading a book called Hungarian Royal & Baronial Tombs, that details our great, lost architectural wonders, with heavy focus on the holy burial site of kings located in my city.

So far I have read the following good books in this year:

>Arsenal Books: Fighting & Armoured Vehicles 1900-1945

>The Toll-Keeper of Death - 2 novels in 1 book, set in Ancient Egypt, very nice, the ending is sad though

>Looking Back - a collection of previously unpublished writings of István Örkény

>Hungary 1918-1919 - A huge book written by a commie about the end of the Great War and the brief commie rule in 1919

>The League of Regrettable Superheroes - fun collection of the most ridiculous/strange comic book characters that saw the light of day

>Mort - by Terry Pratchett, hope that's enough

>Spawn Comic Collection Issues 11-14


0d1cf4  No.2529

File: 04fc2613ab756eb⋯.jpeg (182.27 KB, 1000x1453, 1000:1453, dfa63e0d1d0681158b77a0343….jpeg)

The last book i read was an e-course about time management

I Read fantasy fiction about 4 years ago about elves,magc,dwarves and other mytical creatures of the realm.

sadly i lost interest in them


092a06  No.2530

File: 2d18ebe1c7aa4ac⋯.jpg (49.56 KB, 600x780, 10:13, Dreaming of USA.jpg)

I've read "The Way I Used to Be", as you might know. But I didn't like it.


460575  No.2532

File: 40a7279c4719f05⋯.jpg (86.32 KB, 607x747, 607:747, the_go_book.jpg)

I'm reading The Go Programming Language by Donovan and Kernighan.


1fb625  No.2534

File: 916f04c246c21a8⋯.jpg (582.94 KB, 768x830, 384:415, 41744038_p0.jpg)

>>2527

Right now I'm reading Citadel of the Autarch (the 4th part of The Book of the New Sun) by Gene Wolfe. I'm really enjoying it but I think I'm going to have to take a break before I read more stuff by Wolfe.

Earlier this year I read The first 3 parts of The Book of the New Sun, The Foundation Trilogy by Asimov, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, the 3 Books of Babel novels that are out by Josiah Bancroft, some self-published e-book named The Adventures of Fi and Pete or something by someone who sent it to me, Space Viking by H Beam Piper, The Winter of the Witch (last book in Winternight trilogy) by Katherine Arden, Kellanved's Reach (part of the Malazan series) by Ian Cameron Esselmont and Great Expectations and Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. At one point this year I caught up with some of the Image Comics series that I read but I don't remember all of them.

I guess that's it for fiction. For nonfiction I remember Web of Debt by Ellen Hodgson Brown and The Misinformation Age by O'Connor and Weatherall because I can see them from my desk. But I tend to read whatever nonfiction people tell me to read and then don't keep the books around so I forget a lot of it.

>>2528

I read a half dozen or so Discworld books and I never really cared for it.


f4b12a  No.2535

File: 2363af0c82dfa44⋯.jpg (65.83 KB, 647x587, 647:587, reading good stuff.jpg)

>>2534

You read a lot. I have read 30+ books in the past when I worked at a museum, but now I don't have energy or time anymore.

>I never really cared for it

Then why read so many? I love the Discworld books, they make me laugh. I have 8 of them, plus 2 novels by Terry Pratchett, and I saw nearly every moving picture adaptations so far.


5d2b6a  No.2536

File: 47754e595c1af14⋯.jpeg (236.86 KB, 600x675, 8:9, 1492952613264.jpeg)

>>2535

Well even though it's a longer commute than it would be if I were driving I usually take the train to work and then read for like an hour before I go to sleep. So that's like 4 hours a day. Nevermind days off and a lot of long-ass flights/trains.

I read fiction pretty slowly if it's something that I enjoy the language of, but with a lot of nonfiction that's not exceptionally dense I speed-read pretty quickly.

>Then why read so many? I love the Discworld books, they make me laugh. I have 8 of them, plus 2 novels by Terry Pratchett, and I saw nearly every moving picture adaptations so far.

People told me that the first couple of Rincewind novels weren't great but it gets better, so I read 3 or 4 of them, then I read the first 1 or 2 of a few of the other beginnings- Mort, Witches, Guards Guards and maybe another. Sometimes the fantasy elements to what he writes are really good, but his humor just didn't click with me. Do you have a favorite arc? The only other thing I read (partly) by him was Good Omens, which I guess if you read it like a litrpg is sort of interesting.

Are any of the adaptations good?


f4b12a  No.2538

File: c23714cd8605be8⋯.jpg (55.98 KB, 366x651, 122:217, Christmas Raven.jpg)

>>2536

>Do you have a favorite arc?

I guess it's the Death-Susan-arc. So far I only have Soul Music and Mort from it, but I'll get the rest.

>Are any of the adaptations good?

All of them are at least 2 parts. The Colour of Magic is great, especially the first part. Hogfather is very good. Going Postal misses nearly every fantasy elements, aside from the golems. I really liked the cartoon version of Soul Music. Good Omens was okay, it had great moments, but bad ones too.

I recommend Hogfather, I guess.


1b55e5  No.2540

File: 5489114eeb493f4⋯.jpg (77.68 KB, 483x589, 483:589, 1558024576462.jpg)

are graphic novels books?


605fd6  No.2543

File: 99e1297ca3a8414⋯.jpg (199.61 KB, 1600x1200, 4:3, PoA.jpg)

Been listening to the Honor Harrington series, if that counts.

Great books. I think I'm on 9 or something.

Neat bit of space fantasy sort of submarine warfare things.

Highly recommend it.


460575  No.2546

>>2540

いいえ


1b55e5  No.2548

File: de622073e8ee312⋯.jpg (133.29 KB, 671x900, 671:900, D4PhfiAU8AEKaM4.jpg)

>>2546

>Randum weaboo noises


f4b12a  No.2551

File: bef9234c28332f9⋯.jpg (90.24 KB, 730x742, 365:371, let me tell you about coco….jpg)

>>2540

I'd say yes, but it's hard to define what counts as a graphic novel and what doesn't. In my reading, anything that physically exists and is at least 100 pages long can be considered a book.


0fecb5  No.2558

File: 7ee94e9c402b63a⋯.png (254.4 KB, 501x660, 167:220, 1539666713095.png)

I read the Metro trilogy last year, they're a good read. Less action packed and more introspective than their video game counterparts.


c334fa  No.2569

File: 0b5aeb8e5a2fa85⋯.jpg (13 KB, 266x266, 1:1, 1991046._UY266_SS266_.jpg)

Failed Empire. An in dept analysis on Soviet Union.


f4b12a  No.2570

File: b12c5c0b26a7b45⋯.jpg (132.8 KB, 1022x671, 1022:671, mfw no coconut cream pie9.jpg)

>>2569

Looks like a hard read.


4751bf  No.2573

File: 974059ada1c0b56⋯.png (159.46 KB, 536x315, 536:315, me harassing egyptians.png)

The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert

then I posted food on /egy/


1fb625  No.2576

File: ba3ad1675ff3b8b⋯.jpg (47.41 KB, 550x825, 2:3, 9200000008819529.jpg)

>>2569

What were the main arguments?

I read this a while ago, which was a completely economic take on it.


4751bf  No.2577

File: 85a9278ecabe533⋯.jpg (942.08 KB, 750x1000, 3:4, egypt books in the lounge.jpg)

I've actually bought lots of books recently, mostly used, and these are a few.


bb20e9  No.2583

File: eadc99d2daae0b5⋯.jpg (189.03 KB, 850x1223, 850:1223, __illyasviel_von_einzbern_….jpg)

>>2569

books like this should come with a recording of the soviet national anthem as well as pics of soviet architecture


c9ffce  No.2601

I’ve currently started reading David Paulides non fiction 8 book “Missing 411” series.

People are disappearing across America but the disappearances are mostly concentrated in our national parks and typically in spots/areas close to water.

Sometimes elderly people and children dissapear and end up found dead or alive but a ridiculous amount of miles away from their dissapearance starting point and with a missing memory of what happened to get them there.

The amount of miles as well the areas they tend to be found in could never conceivably be done on the person’s own power as the elderly Paulides documents the cases of would be too weak to walk and or climb that far and its basically the same story with the children.

Everything from aliens to Bigfoot to wormholes has been speculated as to the cause of the disappearances but no concrete proof has been found as of yet of what is causing them.

People with ailments go missing, people at the last of a line go missing, brilliant doctors and I think teachers have gone missing, elderly and children go missing, etc.

Its a very strange phenomenon and Paulides has also pointed out that for whatever reason a high number of disappearances in the national parks seem to happen around boulder fields.

Through correlating the collected data throughout time Paulides has found that you will generally be safe from going missing yourself in one of these parks if you make sure to carry a personal transponder beacon with you at all times and have a firearm as well as at least one other person hiking/travelling with you through the park who is also equipped the same.

David has said there was only one instance of a person with a beacon that went missing but I believe he also pointed out that the man was on his own and also did not have a fire arm.

So when I think about it if it is aliens taking these people they pretty much are acting in an opposite way of the Predator movie alien character since Predator would only go after people who were armed whereas this real life phenomenon seems to stay away from the well armed and fully equiped person as though it actually respects their dedication to staying alive and or as safe as possible.

Anyway David Paulides points out that not enough people know about this missing person’s in national parks phenomena in general or about the personal responder beacons that can save your life say if you were to get into an accident in the deep wilderness where you could not move much if at all say due to a broken leg or something.

Anyway when and if you need to you just activate the beacon and some organization I think he said it was the national weather service can pinpoint your exact location via gps and have rangers and helicopters swoop in and save you as soon as possible.


f4b12a  No.2602

File: 7a9fc7ee0981774⋯.jpg (277.89 KB, 1366x768, 683:384, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE15.jpg)

>>2601

Scary.


4751bf  No.2609

>>2601

I watch his interviews/podcasts but I never read his books yet. In one video, there was mention of someone missing their feet. So it made me imagine as if they were putting their feet into a portal when it closed on them. I didn't watch the new documentary yet, the one that released this week.


d24516  No.2615

>>2601

Spooky


11d3b6  No.2655

>>2601

Paranormal stuff is fun to read. Lyle Blackburn has some good stuff too.

The way to stay safe is just basic safety in the wilderness. You need a way to protect yourself from danger, someone to help you if you injure yourself and a way to be found.


9adad6  No.2695

File: 0b1017d2494907d⋯.jpg (22.89 KB, 480x338, 240:169, 2019-07-05 13.49.53.jpg)

>>2601

Since /x/ is full of goofy woo-woo conspiracies (eg flat earth and tarot) instead of 3sp00py5m3 stuff like it used to be known and beloved for, please post moar!




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