What are you reading?

By Dido, in 'Non-Latin Talk', Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    I finished Germania yesterday and I've started Agricola.
  2. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Norvegia
    Nice. How do you find him so far?

    I've just started reading James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man for the second time. One of the most amazing novels I've ever come across.
  3. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    The Agricola feels a lot like Sallust. That's definitely a good thing.
  4. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    :D
  5. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    I finished Tacitus's minor works. Before I get into the Historiae I've decided to read Suetonius's books on Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian (the four emperors of 69 AD).
  6. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    I'm reading (for the second time) The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church, The First Part, Containing the Sermones Catholici, or Homilies of Ælfric.
  7. Hemo Rusticus Member

    Location:
    Garbage Town, USA
    The Two Towers, Blake's Jerusalem, and Plautus.

    Any recommendations among ye swains for (so-called) 'high fantasy', excepting A Song of Ice and Fire (garbage title)?
  8. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Have you read the series The Wheel of Time?
  9. Hemo Rusticus Member

    Location:
    Garbage Town, USA
    Nossir, but I've seen one of my buds with a book of that series in his mitt, and it looked appealing. Read a paragraph or two.
  10. Hemo Rusticus Member

    Location:
    Garbage Town, USA
    Legistin tu ipsus?
  11. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Yes. I found that books 8-10 kind of dragged (they got really involved with subplots and minor characters, and book 10 was almost entirely setup), but overall I liked it.
  12. Hemo Rusticus Member

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    Garbage Town, USA
    Well, didn't the guy die before it was finished, and the last few books are written by a devotee of his?
    Last edited by Hemo Rusticus, Jul 18, 2017
  13. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Yes. Those are books 12-14 though, which really picked up the pace and made the story more focused.
  14. Hawkwood .

    • Civis
    Douglas Murray's The Strange Death of Europe. Don't know if I'll finish it as it's a bit depressing.
  15. Etaoin Shrdlu Imminent wormfood

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Ruritania
    Isn't that the whole point of the going-to-hell-in-a-handcart genre?
  16. Terry S. flamen

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Hibernia

  17. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Well, I finished those. I'm going to do Titus and Domitian as well.
  18. Araneus Umbraticus Lector

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Norvegia
    I am finally, finally starting on the Aeneid tonight!
  19. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    I should probably read that at some point. Maybe after I'm done with Tacitus.
  20. Hemo Rusticus Member

    Location:
    Garbage Town, USA
    What in the Sam Hill is that supposed to be? Gandalf pummeling Gríma with his staff?

    I now know less than ever whether I dare to watch those immeritous pictures.

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