Heroes of Might and Magic Community
visiting hero! Register | Today's Posts | Games | Search! | FAQ/Rules | AvatarList | MemberList | Profile


Age of Heroes Headlines:  
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
6 Aug 2016: Troubled Heroes VII Expansion Release - read more
26 Apr 2016: Heroes VII XPack - Trial by Fire - Coming out in June! - read more
17 Apr 2016: Global Alternative Creatures MOD for H7 after 1.8 Patch! - read more
7 Mar 2016: Romero launches a Piano Sonata Album Kickstarter! - read more
19 Feb 2016: Heroes 5.5 RC6, Heroes VII patch 1.7 are out! - read more
13 Jan 2016: Horn of the Abyss 1.4 Available for Download! - read more
17 Dec 2015: Heroes 5.5 update, 1.6 out for H7 - read more
23 Nov 2015: H7 1.4 & 1.5 patches Released - read more
31 Oct 2015: First H7 patches are out, End of DoC development - read more
5 Oct 2016: Heroes VII development comes to an end.. - read more
[X] Remove Ads
LOGIN:     Username:     Password:         [ Register ]
New Server | HOMM1: info forum | HOMM2: info forum | HOMM3: info forum | HOMM4: info forum | HOMM5: info forum | MMH6: wiki forum | MMH7: wiki forum
Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: What are you reading now?
Thread: What are you reading now? This thread is 10 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 · «PREV / NEXT»
Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted February 05, 2015 09:35 PM

mihaitza said:
I started Narcissus and Goldmund by Herman Hesse


Nice to meet you, I never go out of town without one of Hesse's books. My preferred writer, Das Glasperlenspiel leaves marks on you. Now I just started his late aphorisms about death acceptance and it quickly replaced my psychiatrist.  
____________
All my Era II mods

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Tsar-Ivor
Tsar-Ivor


Legendary Hero
Soli deo gloria
posted February 06, 2015 02:36 PM

Reading Machievelli's Prince and Discourses, could not decide which to start with so dabbling into both. During my research for an essay I found that the discourses had a much deeper and free insight into Machievelli, but at the same time the Prince is far more wily as Machiavelli had less freedom when writing it, one must read between the lines and be cautious when approaching it.
____________
"When you can't run, you walk. When you can't walk, you crawl. When you can't do that, you find someone to carry you."

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
Dies_Irae
Dies_Irae


Supreme Hero
Careful, I'm contagious!
posted February 11, 2015 10:42 AM
Edited by Dies_Irae at 10:45, 11 Feb 2015.

Currently I'm reading 'The secret language of art', by Sarah Carr-Gomm (ed.).

http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328849113l/5385329.jpg

I read both fiction and non-fiction, with fantasy being my favorite genre regarding the former (Inheritance-cycle!). I've also read quite some works of H.G. Wells, such as his iconic 'The War of the Worlds' and 'The Time Machine', but also 'A Modern Utopia' and 'The Shape of Things to Come'. I've also read Dante's 'Divine Comedy', and George Orwell's '1984'.

On the non-fiction part I like historical works, such as Mary Hollingsworth's book 'The Borgias: History's most notorious dynasty'. And of course books about art, architecture etc.

____________
==Uplay/Steam: Marblethrone==


 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
emilsn91
emilsn91


Supreme Hero
posted February 11, 2015 12:01 PM

I am reading a horrible mediocre book called "The Novice" - The second the book in a trilogy about a horrible boring young mage called Sonea.. yawn..

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
markkur
markkur


Responsible
Legendary Hero
Once upon a time
posted February 11, 2015 12:35 PM

Nevermind about "adding" reading...you IS. But why keep reading what you don't like? I only do that with information tomes.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Adrius
Adrius


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
Stand and fight!
posted February 22, 2015 11:51 PM

Reading the last book in the Broken Empire trilogy by Mark Lawrence.

One of the best fantasy book series I've ever read, everything about it is just so damn cool. If something ever deserved to be called dark fantasy it's this.
____________

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
markkur
markkur


Responsible
Legendary Hero
Once upon a time
posted March 15, 2015 04:36 PM

I'm still on my foray through old dusty books. (hoping some of the old author magic will rub off on my present day writing)

The past Christmas I read Charles Dickens' The Chimes and was caught of guard. Not sure what I expected but the book fooled me.

Last month I finished The Black Arrow by R.L. Stevenson, a tale set inside the War of the Roses. It's mostly a nod toward Historical fiction. i.e. Richard the 3rd is a young lord called Crookback at a time of a battle that happened long after he was dead. The book started slow but ended very well.

Now reading two works by Sir Walter Scott. The book, The Black Dwarf and his epic poem The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Both are a bit difficult but excellent so far.

I think Scott's love of his own turf may have been a boon for him in his day but it's a bust to modern readers. I am a fair historian on the British Isles and lucky to know quite a bit of what he uses for backdrop but I find it still remains a personal tale, like a local rumor passed between neighbors. He stops and explains the history of this rock or that tree a bit too much.

However, The Black Dwarf escapes my weariness of his "about this" habit and I think chiefly because of the focal point of the tale. The Black Dwarf is based on a person that lived in the highland moors at a time when old superstitions were only just starting to fade and witch and warlock alike were known to be conjuring to no good.  

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
AlexSpl
AlexSpl


Responsible
Supreme Hero
posted March 16, 2015 12:34 AM

Nothing at the moment, while my friend is reading 'The Dharma Bums' by Jack Kerouac now. He told me yesterday that he should have read this book 10-12 years ago, when I had suggested it to him Well, I answered that we always regret about things we could have done, but didn't do.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
artu
artu


Promising
Undefeatable Hero
My BS sensor is tingling again
posted April 01, 2015 02:22 AM

Currently reading the autobiography of Bernard Lewis, THE professor when it comes to the Middle-East. I'm on page 60, the guy isnt thirty yet and he already learned French, German, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Latin, Hebrew, Yiddish, Persian, visited France, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, lectured in three countries and worked for British Intelligence during WW2. A book so full of knowledge, life and experience, just like the man himself.

____________
I sincerely hope they get ass cancer - fred

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
markkur
markkur


Responsible
Legendary Hero
Once upon a time
posted April 01, 2015 12:00 PM

That book sounds good Artu.

Finished the Black Dwarf and it was very good, I'd hoped for some more supernatural flavor but oh well.

Right now I'm reviewing The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dwr. It's not a novel but a historical study about circa 1400s Wales, England and some European affairs, and of course the last chance for Welsh independence.
____________
"Poetry is a felt change of consciousness"

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
artu
artu


Promising
Undefeatable Hero
My BS sensor is tingling again
posted April 01, 2015 12:58 PM
Edited by artu at 13:39, 01 Apr 2015.

Yes, it has a light-side also and includes some very funny anecdotes, two Churchill stories:

1941, Germany attacks Russia, Britain and the Soviets suddenly become allies, Churchill sends a miliatry committee to them as an official routine, expecting some cooperation. Of course, the Soviets have zero trust to the Brits and they give or tell them nothing. The head of the committee is a grumpy Scottish general and Churchill sends him a letter: All we know about Moscow is that it's raining there, send us some intel, now!  Scottsman replies: It's nice to learn that it's raining in Moscow, since we are not allowed to open windows in here.

Again during WW2, there are bunch of exile governments in London from countries under Nazi occupation. One of them is the Greek government, a coalition that constantly keeps changing leadership. One day, a General Plastaris becomes the prime minister. Churchill: Let's hope Mr. Plaster-ass doesnt turn up with some hidden flaw, too.

Another one from WW2, this time without Churchill. It turns out the Nazis suck at spying, the Brits have detailed information about all of their network in London and all of their agents. Normally, they just play along and keep feeding them false intel. However, one day, they decide to arrest all of them. The Nazis naturally get frustrated, how can those Brits outsmart the master race! Eventually, they convince themselves that it's all the Italians fault and they just got burned on the side. They send a directive to the Italians to change their spying methods and copy theirs. Now, the Brits, decoding that directive, too, realize in shock that the Italians are so good at this, until that moment they had no idea of an Italian network in the UK. Yet, after the German directive, they too are all discovered. The fiascos caused by Nazi Hubris never ends...
____________
I sincerely hope they get ass cancer - fred

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
markkur
markkur


Responsible
Legendary Hero
Once upon a time
posted April 01, 2015 09:18 PM

artu said:
... Yet, after the German directive, they too are all discovered.


Couldn't of happened to a worse bunch of guys.

Spying is actually something that is far more a part of winning and losing than most folks realize. But that is understandable, because it was not until about a decade ago when lots of documents became declassified that the full scope of intelligence operations during both world wars could be read.

Fake formations, armies, paratroopers, balloon-tanks and "painted" bomb-craters on air-strips, showing phony destruction...pretty wild stuff.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Dies_Irae
Dies_Irae


Supreme Hero
Careful, I'm contagious!
posted May 26, 2015 08:52 AM

Currently reading:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
____________
==Uplay/Steam: Marblethrone==


 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Gryphs
Gryphs


Supreme Hero
The Clever Title
posted May 26, 2015 09:38 AM

Just started?

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
emilsn91
emilsn91


Supreme Hero
posted May 26, 2015 04:30 PM

Can anybody recommend a good fantasy book? I'd like if it is not a part of some huge series, but just a good, fun read.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Dies_Irae
Dies_Irae


Supreme Hero
Careful, I'm contagious!
posted May 26, 2015 04:34 PM
Edited by Dies_Irae at 16:39, 26 May 2015.

Gryphs said:
Just started?


Considering the fact that I'm on page 88, I'd say...yes. Just started . I know about the TV-series, although I never watched an episode. I want to read the books first, and because it is the kind of fantasy I like, I give it a try. Must say, there are a lot of names thrown at me ...
____________
==Uplay/Steam: Marblethrone==


 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
mihaitza
mihaitza


Hired Hero
martin had a dream
posted May 26, 2015 07:43 PM

emilsn91 said:
Can anybody recommend a good fantasy book? I'd like if it is not a part of some huge series, but just a good, fun read.


I read the first book in Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy last summer and I loved it. The book is not very long, about 800 pages but in the very small format I read it in, and it has an almost perfect flow. Gritty, hard to stomach scenes followed by lighthearted, humorous passages, and always with great, witty dialogue and interesting characters. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
Zenofex
Zenofex


Responsible
Legendary Hero
Kreegan-atheist
posted May 26, 2015 07:54 PM

Maybe because I read "The First Law" after "The Witcher", it didn't impress me all that much (the latter is my standard for high quality "realistic" fantasy ever since I finished it, despite the shortcommings of the last two books). By itself it's certainly a very good read though, Abercrombie has talent for sure. And yes, the pages just flow one after another, you won't have to force yourself to read them one bit.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
kipshasz
kipshasz


Undefeatable Hero
Elvin's Darkside
posted May 26, 2015 08:14 PM

emilsn91 said:
Can anybody recommend a good fantasy book? I'd like if it is not a part of some huge series, but just a good, fun read.


go for the Black Company books, if you haven't read them.
____________
"Kip is the Gavin McInnes of HC" - Salamandre
"Ashan to the Trashcan", "I got PTSD from H7. " - LizardWarrior

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | PP | Quote Reply | Link
JollyJoker
JollyJoker


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
posted May 26, 2015 08:32 PM

All in all I liked Best Served Cold best from Abercrombie until now.

Currently reading Doctor Sleep by good ol' Stephen King. Very enjoyable.

 Send Instant Message | Send E-Mail | View Profile | Quote Reply | Link
Jump To: « Prev Thread . . . Next Thread » This thread is 10 pages long: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 · «PREV / NEXT»
Post New Poll    Post New Topic    Post New Reply

Page compiled in 0.0475 seconds