I'v just finished Lady of the Shades by Darren Shan, actually couldn't put it down.
Now I'm trying to choose between Lord of the Flies or To kill a Mockingbird.
The story is supposed to mirror both books, also the mass of quotes seem highly interesting, also Shakespear is an absolut classic and often regarded as a must read for every reading fan, so i am pretty excited for the books ^^
The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage by Greg Gutfeld
Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals uses the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense.
The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on--replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people. With countless examples grabbed from the headlines, Gutfeld provides readers with the enormous tally of what pisses us all off. For example:
- The double standard: You can make fun of Christians, but God forbid Muslims. It's okay to call a woman any name imaginable, as long as she's a Republican. And no problem if you're a bigot, as long as you're politically correct about it.
- The demonizing of the Tea Party and romanticizing of the Occupy Wall Streeters.
- The media who are always offended (see MSNBC lineup)
- How critics of Obamacare or illegal immigration are somehow immediately labeled racists.
- The endless debate over the Ground Zero Mosque (which Gutfeld planned to open a Muslim gay bar next to).
- As well as pretentious music criticism, slow-moving ceiling fans, and snotty restaurant hostesses.
Just started reading Double Indemnity by James M. Cain for my English 101 class. We're going in detail on the Film Noir genre. It is interesting enough, even if the characters aren't fleshed out at all.
"There is no teacher but the enemy. No one but the enemy will tell you what the enemy is going to do. No one but the enemy will ever teach you how to destroy and conquer. Only the enemy shows you where you are weak. Only the enemy tells you where he is strong. And the rules of the game are what you can do to him and what you can stop him from doing to you." -Mazer Rackham - Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
Having finished Burmese Days, I found it a surprisingly wry Orwell book, as well as an interesting overview of colonial Burma. I'm now reading the Third Policeman by Flann O'Brian. I always found James Joyce a bit smug for my liking, but Third Policeman is similar in post-modernism, but it's funnier and more intriguing. Dark, too. It's a relief to not have to pick up a reference book every 5 seconds.
Just started on Angelology by Danielle Trussoni from what I've read so far it feels a bit sluggish, hoping it will pick up later on
right now im reading storm of the dead by lisa smeldmen. its the lady pentinent triology. then im gonna move on to finishing the transition trilogy for the drizzt do'urden series of books.
After finishing Shakespeares The Tempest, i am now busy with Moby Dick.
I bought Cloud Atlas 3 months ago and still only at page 40...
“Worse than a feud with the Anglo-Saxons can only be a friendship with them.” - Alexej Jedrichin–Wandram
I'm currently reading Memories of ice by Erikson. I've read only 1/4 so far, so i can't really say much about it but i liked first 2 books in the series so...
Eldest. After I finish the Inheritance Cycle I'll be moving on to the Dresden Files.
"The German Genius" by Peter Watson. Very interesting (but also a bit boring and a bit lengthy in between to be fair)
For myself: Before They Are Hanged, by Joe Abercrombie.
I can see this author becoming a firm favourite of mine.
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But what almost drove me crazy was the 400 years old english writing ^^
As a non native speaker something like this was extremly hard to read:
"O my heart bleeds to think o' th' teen that i turn'd you to, which is from my remembrance; please you farther."
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, lovely book so far.
I'm a fan of John Green and follow the vlogbrothers as a nerdfighter, so I am reading some of his books right now, Looking for Alaska (awesome) and The Fault in Our Stars (Liking it so far).