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OT: What Are You Reading?

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  • I'd love to go in a pub called The Cheerful Tortoise. The wierdest pub name I've come across was in Chesterfield and it used to be called The Slug & Fiddle, but now renamed to it's previous name The Crooked Spire, because it's next to the Crooked Spire Church.

    Stefan

  • @Walrus1985 I love all those names.  Sl much more creative than something like Jeff's Bar.
  • howdydavehowdydave Member
    edited July 2012 PM

    I take it back...

    My favorite pub in Milwaukee is "The Safehouse."

    All spy and espionage motif... A passer by wouldn't even know that it was there because there is a humble brass nameplate that says "International Exports, Ltd." You need a password to get in the door and everything! Say any word you like and they will let you in on your first visit. After that it's: "I'm looking for a safehouse." Use the correct password and you used to get a card that was good for a discount on one drink. 

    If you ever go to Milwaukee, The Safehouse is a MUST SEE!

    http://www.safe-house.com/   (click on the red door)

     

  • Those are fantastic pub names! We've got one locally called The Surly Wench... love it!
  • Rereading A Study in Scarlet right now
  • I am now on the second book in the Game of Thrones series. It took me the whole of the first volume to get comfortable with it and now I am an avid fan.


  • Philip Dicks The Divine Invasion.  Deep stuff.
  • Niwaki: Pruning, Shaping, and Training Trees the Japanese Way - Jake Hobson
  • Well if nothing else we are a very diverse group, from fantasy and religion, to tree pruning :-).

    Stefan

  • willcwillc Member
    Crime Does Not Pay Vol.2
  • I have just finished reading Preston&Child's Cold Vengeance and am starting XO by Jeffery Deaver. I have many favorite authors but these are at the top of my list.
  • I see what you mean, and you said a mouthful, shikitohno. I don't want to go into politcal discourse here, but just one thing I want to mention is that I thought Pol Pot was Cambodian.
    You are absolutely correct.
  • Rereading: Aesop's Fables.
  • @Citra47
    I remember that conversation. That was years ago! Shiki and I were both newbies here then. This thread has real staying power it seems.
  • cstokes4cstokes4 Member, Moderator
    Right now it's Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian.  We'll see if I can finish it this time.  In a few weeks I should have some vintage Dark Shadows reads to complete before fall semester begins.
  • Alhazred by Donald Tyson. Some people think that Tyson sugarcoated The Mad Arab and made him a (anti)hero in this book......I think they must be reading a different book.
  • bobbob Member
    @harlequin Book? they are talking about his personal life.
  • @bob sorry, but what do you mean exactly?
  • bobbob Member
    sugar coating mad arabs. That's what he does with his free time. Now that I'am explaining it it ruins the joke. Oh well. :)
  • The yoga sutras of Patanjali
    And also
    The shack
    God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.
    Bill Watterson
  • Rereading some of Sir Richard Burton's translation of "The Arabian Nights."

    In Victorian England, Burton's translation was viewed as pornographic in some circles, but it's the closest to the originals.
  • @bob ah, sorry. I can be a little slow when it comes to jokes sometimes.

    Also, reading over the Principia Discordia, or How I Found The Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her. By Malaclypse the Younger.
  • I finished up A Game of Thronesthe Barned and Noble slipcase edition. I was hoping A Clash of Kings would be out soon in the same format, but I guess I have to keep waiting. So I went to the library to just get a temporary reader copy, but not suprisingly they are all checked out.
    So I picked up and began Democracy Matters by Cornel West instead.
  • Also, reading over the Principia Discordia, or How I Found The Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her. By Malaclypse the Younger.
    Hail Eris!

  • My grandson insisted I read The Hunger Games....Not at all bad.
  • Terry Patchett's Snuff
    God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.
    Bill Watterson
  • Robert Harris... Pompeii
  • makinpsmakinps Member
    edited July 2012 PM
    Rereading some of Sir Richard Burton's translation of "The Arabian Nights."

    In Victorian England, Burton's translation was viewed as pornographic in some circles, but it's the closest to the originals.
    He also translated the Kama Sutra. The man was the hero of heroes!
    Presently reading "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," which sadly is confirming my opinion that we'll never find his like again, or Captain SIr Richard's; and also Stephen Jay Gould's "Full House. The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin."
  • Jerry Fodor, The Language of Thought
  • bobbob Member
    Rereading some of Sir Richard Burton's translation of "The Arabian Nights."

    In Victorian England, Burton's translation was viewed as pornographic in some circles, but it's the closest to the originals.


    He also translated the Kama Sutra. The man was the hero of heroes!
    Presently reading "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," which sadly is confirming my opinion that we'll never find his like again, or Captain SIr Richard's; and also Stephen Jay Gould's "Full House. The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin."
    I love his translation of the Kama Sutra. It's probably the best as far as I've seen. He definatily understood the tone. If you read his translation it's obvious how scholarly the orginal was and how straight forward as well. Good read not really something that will teach an experienced person much, but the view point and tone is really what's special about the Kama Sutra.
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