This thread is once again dedicated to books and those who love reading them. What are you currently reading? I just started reading Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale and so far it's friggin awesome. She's probably a better writer than 95% of the authors out there. And the premise reminds me a bit of 1984, which is a freaky and potent book, in and of itself. I'm also reading the Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Leguin. It's considered by many to be the best science fiction book of all time. Or the most important. It deals with an ambassador of Earth and all the civilized planets going to a planet named Winter where the people can choose at anytime whether to be male, female, or no gender at all. For example, early in the book we find out that the King is pregnant. Hehe. It's not the easiest read but it is philosophical, original, and quite intellectual.