Young Writers Society

Home » Forums » Creativity Corner » Fiction Discussion

What are you reading?



User avatar
28 Reviews



Gender: None specified
Points: 43
Reviews: 28
Thu May 09, 2019 2:54 pm
RandomVanGloboii says...



DragonWriter22 wrote:I'm currently rereading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's every bit as amazing as I remembered it so far.

I also recently finished reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. It was entirely awesome!


I remember trying to start reading Tolkien by beginning with the Silmarillion. A very bad idea XD now that I read his two most important works I should give another try though
  





User avatar
449 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 14655
Reviews: 449
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:07 am
Ventomology says...



I read an excellent book called Kill the Farm Boy recently. (well, I listened to it. the narrator was very good) It's... maybe 16+ because of the vulgar humor, but it's funny, and the story is surprisingly well put together, for all that it's weird.

Also there are memes in this book.
"I've got dreams like you--no really!--just much less, touchy-feeley.
They mainly happen somewhere warm and sunny
on an island that I own, tanned and rested and alone
surrounded by enormous piles of money." -Flynn Rider, Tangled
  





User avatar
111 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 9075
Reviews: 111
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:06 am
View Likes
tgham99 says...



I'm currently reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I feel like I'm super late to the game because it's been on the bestseller's list for weeks and I'm just now getting a copy of it from my public library!! So far it's okay, but it's kind of slow to start; I'm waiting to be wowed by something in the story so fingers crossed..
"Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.'" -- Jef Mallett

♡ ♡ ♡
  





User avatar
22 Reviews



Gender: Male
Points: 944
Reviews: 22
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:30 am
IamI says...



I’m reading ‘Lord Jim’ by Joseph Conrad and ‘The Sun Also Rises’ by Ernest Hemingway. Lord Jim is a bit hard to read, mostly because of all the commas. The Sun Also Rises is actually pretty easy as far as style goes, though if you like your books to feel like they have an endpoint in mind from the beginning I wouldn’t really recommend it, I’m almost to the end and it has just begun to feel like there is actually a plot.

Edit: I finished the sun also rises, not much happened, but a very easy read, I am now reading lord Jim and 'for whom the bell tolls'.
Aren't we all just rubber oranges bouncing down the great roller-coaster of life?
  





Random avatar


Gender: None specified
Points: 200
Reviews: 0
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:10 pm
cpena says...



I'm halfway through Wendelin van Draanen's Flipped. My girlfriend gave it to me on my birthday she said I might learn something from it. I dont know what she means though. I just wished she gave me a hardcover copy because I accidentally bend the cover.
Last edited by cpena on Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.
  





User avatar
505 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 17681
Reviews: 505
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:07 pm
View Likes
Lavvie says...



Currently reading The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien! I’m finally getting around to reading all the books in the series and I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t yet.


What is to give light must endure burning. – Viktor Frankl
  





User avatar
40 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 744
Reviews: 40
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:48 pm
View Likes
queenofscience says...



Has anyone here read 'A Wrinkle in Time?'

What did you think of it?
I am the science and science fiction guru.

The mind is beautiful, yet brilliant. You can think, create, and imagine so many things.

Eugenics= scientific racism.
  





User avatar
90 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 2518
Reviews: 90
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:04 pm
View Likes
LZPianoGirl says...



@queenofscience - I read it. It was very confusing and the movie didn't help clear anything up.
My Sims Blog: https://lucyslovelysims.tumblr.com/

Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace.
-Christie Brinkley
  





User avatar
527 Reviews

Supporter


Gender: Female
Points: 140
Reviews: 527
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:29 pm
View Likes
Jaybird says...



@queenofscience, I think I read it before, but it was a long time ago.

Right now, I'm reading Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl again. I technically haven't started it yet, but it's in my backpack. I've already read it several times over the past few years - it meant a lot to me when I was just getting into writing fanfiction, and something tells me it'll be just as meaningful now that I'm a college student.
.
In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself.
  





User avatar
40 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 744
Reviews: 40
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:35 pm
View Likes
queenofscience says...



Never read Fangirl. I'v heard of it, though.

I'll have to read A Wrinkle in Time again so I can comprehend it. When I read, I like to pay attenton to characters and plots. Basicaly, I want to get eveything I can out of a book.
I am the science and science fiction guru.

The mind is beautiful, yet brilliant. You can think, create, and imagine so many things.

Eugenics= scientific racism.
  





User avatar
901 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 22138
Reviews: 901
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:03 am
alliyah says...



@queenofscience that is one of my favorite books by my favorite author! It's a bit like Chronicles of Narnia in that you have to read it a bit allegorically sometimes to catch the greater meaning, but there are some fabulous spiritual and philosophical themes in there, and it's just a beautiful story. I thought the movie was a fantastical addition, but they did miss a couple very essential parts from the book.

I very much recommend the rest of the Time Quintet that goes with A Wrinkle in Time too - it's just an excellent series. And if you'd like to read a coming-of-age novel that isn't fantasy based by L'Engle I highly suggest her novel "A Small Rain" which is in the running for my favorite book I've ever read. It's longer than a Wrinkle in Time, but is more straight forward, no magic, and the characterization is just absolutely beautiful.
but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than dark cyan.


  





User avatar
373 Reviews



Gender: Female
Points: 46306
Reviews: 373
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:52 am
PrincessInk says...



I'm reading Stars Above by Marissa Meyer. I like it - it's a collection of shorts set in The Lunar Chronicles universe, aka perfect fodder for fans like me - but I also feel like the shorts are more like snippets to satisfy aforementioned fans and not really self-contained stories. I'm in the last story though and it's making me giggle and feel bubbly with happiness so I think that's SUCH a good thing!
Hummingbirds, ink, and princesses


  





User avatar
51 Reviews



Gender: Male
Points: 3329
Reviews: 51
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Necromancer14 says...



RandomVanGloboii wrote:
DragonWriter22 wrote:I'm currently rereading The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. It's every bit as amazing as I remembered it so far.

I also recently finished reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. It was entirely awesome!


I remember trying to start reading Tolkien by beginning with the Silmarillion. A very bad idea XD now that I read his two most important works I should give another try though


I loved the Silmarillion, I read it three times. Once you get past the first few dozen pages, it gets a bit more fast paced.

I'm not currently reading anything right now, but I'm about to read a Bronte sisters book for school.
Dumbledore: "Now, it's great that you've been saving the school and all Harry, but unfortunately your grades have been a tad low, and, well... perhaps Gandalf could explain it better... hit it, Gandalf!

Gandalf: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!"
  








The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
— Helen Keller