Title says it all! I’ll go first.

I’m doing my first re-read of LOTR since I first read it when I was in middle school ~15 yr ago. Just finished up Fellowship the other day and started Two Towers yesterday. It’s really fun to revisit it with an adult brain 😛 Up next after RotK will be Katherine Addison’s sequel to The Goblin Emperor, The Witness for the Dead

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“Lenin’s Democratic Centralism”

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Re-reading an audiobook of Dune with wifey in anticipation of the movie this october.

Also reading the count of monte cristo, its a really damn good revenge story.

I usually reread the silmarillion, but I might try to reread LOTR, same as you, I read in middle school and havent done since, but I remember really enjoying them.

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I’ve actually never read silmarillion, I might finally do it after finishing up LOTR. It always seemed like it’d be too encyclopedic. I’m really hoping the Dune movie manages to do justice to the books!

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We can hope. I refuse to watch that earlier movie abomination bc the book is so incredible.

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Have you seen the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune? Real wild ride to see what he would have done with his film adaptation if he hadn’t blown through an insane budget so quickly. I have a lot of trust in Villenevue as a director, but I do think having a zany art-house Dune instead of the tepid 80s one would have been interesting even if it was hard to watch! The doc has a lot of the original concept art, which looks absolutely bananas: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935156/

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The doc is great can’t wait to see the Villeneuve version

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I love that movie, although to be fair I would’ve likely hated the movie if it got made… Jodorowsky is incredibly inventive and talented, and its clear he wanted to make a Dune that was very much his own story and not Frank Herberts. But its so cool that he brought together all these people who ended up making some of the best sci-fi of all time, like Alien.

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Just finished I, Robot. I enjoyed Foundation much more.

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I haven’t had much time to read for leisure lately, but Marx is high up on my reading list. And while not technically books, I am reading a lot of papers and scholarly articles for my environmental science major.

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Critical Theory, by Max Horkheimer and The Red Book, by Mao Zedong.

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The Coldfire Trilogy! I’m not sure if I like it so far. It hasn’t really grabbed me, but I’m giving it a chance to see if it does.

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Similar thread: https://lemmy.ml/post/53844

I just started reading: “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” by Becky Chambers. Not sure if good or not yet.

Edit: about 1/3 into it now, seems like a fun story, but nothing that will blow your mind or such.

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I’m reading xkcd what if? (Randall Munroe), Ellana (Le Pacte de MarchOmbres series, Pierre Bottero), and The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, Michael Scott). I’m on a big hiatus tho and haven’t made much progress lately.

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Book #4 of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series… just been on my bucket list for long

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Cryptonomicon

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Just finished The 3 Body Problem, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and The Dispossessed, now I’m working on The Stars,Like Dust and Neuromancer

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Huge Leguin fan, The Dispossessed is one of my favorites!

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I had previously read the left hand of darkness and enjoyed it a lot, so I gave the dispossessed a shot and thought it was even better. I like sci-fi that isn’t just “action movie but in space” but rather uses the setting and themes to discuss larger ideas, social commentary, thought experiments. Le Guin seems to excel at that kinda thing

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Dune Series. I have only read the first book. Re read it again recently and now im gonna get into the second one. Thrilled about the upcoming movie also.

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Same!

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I’m reading Existence by David Brin. It’s a pretty fun sci fi novel.

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Dictator’s Handbook, 48 laws of power by Daniel Greene and Diplomacy by Henry Kissinger.

Erich Fromm’s Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism. Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Warrior Woman. Just finished Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name and moved on to her essays. Still am tackling Fromm’s The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness. Picking up Lenin’s assorted writings every now and then.

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