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Old May 12 2013, 09:24 AM   #466
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Re: What are you reading?

I love McDevitt-- he's definitely in the same class as Clarke and Asimov. I've read all of his Priscilla Hutchins (no relation ) and Alex Benedict novels, but I've never read Time Travelers Never Die. I should get that with my next batch.
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Old May 12 2013, 06:05 PM   #467
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Re: What are you reading?

I just started reading a novel by Italian author Luca di Fulvio, called "La Gang dei Sogni". So far, I am not impressed, because although I am a sucker for books about Italian immigrants in early 20th century NY (I know, weirdly specific, but it's a subject that I find very interesting), this one puts every cliché imaginable on the plate. Show, don't tell, author! Show, don't fucking tell.
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Old May 12 2013, 07:38 PM   #468
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Re: What are you reading?

Just started reading Imzadi by Peter David for the first time in about 12 years.
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Old May 14 2013, 10:46 AM   #469
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Re: What are you reading?

I am reading another Icelandic mystery novel - Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
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Old May 14 2013, 02:31 PM   #470
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Re: What are you reading?

"My Way", by Paul Anka.
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Old May 14 2013, 03:37 PM   #471
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Re: What are you reading?

I've just finished reading A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming, a spy thriller. It was diverting enough but I found it a bit plodding. Yes real life espionage is more about waiting around and watching than jumping through windows and having car chases, but it takes a good writer to make that still interesting and Cumming fell a bit short for me. Plus it's one of those books that spends ages getting to the finale, then seems in a rush to wrap things up. I swear some authors just get bored...

Bought a new book that I plan to start tonight. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, sounds interesting at least!
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Old May 15 2013, 12:40 AM   #472
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I finished Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir last night. A young man, Jakob, who has Down Syndrome has been found by the courts to be the person who set a fire that kill 5 people. However lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir is hired to investigate the fire and prove that Jakob is innocent.

I worked out the most of the solution well before the end but apart from that it was a very good read. 4/5.


I am now reading Magnitude 7.1 and 6.3: The People of Christchurch, Canterbury and Beyond Tell Their Stories complied by Debbie Roome.
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Old May 15 2013, 12:42 AM   #473
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Re: What are you reading?

Currently about a hundred or so pages in to Catching Fire.
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Old May 20 2013, 04:50 PM   #474
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Re: What are you reading?

Highlighting Bible to remember best parts and see where I've been.
Reading Philip Yancey and thinking of picking up where I left off and reading the rest of The Help - Kathryn Stockett
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Old May 21 2013, 12:50 AM   #475
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Test papers.

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Old May 21 2013, 09:38 AM   #476
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Re: What are you reading?

I just finished "The City and The Stars" by Clarke and "Orphans of the Sky" by Heinlein. And I started "The Light of Other Days" by Clarke and Baxter. I'm in a sci-fi mood recently
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Old May 25 2013, 04:58 AM   #477
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Re: What are you reading?

clicked the second page, saw this thread, decided to take a picture of my "to read" pile



been on a bit of a book buying binge lately

Edit: currently reading Stargate: Retribution
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Old May 25 2013, 10:29 AM   #478
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I just finished beta reading blab's The King's Blood. It was fantastic. It should be on the shelves before the end of the year.

Now I resume reading Arena Man.
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Old May 25 2013, 02:01 PM   #479
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Re: What are you reading?

Right now i'm reading "Russian Winter" by some author, The walking dead comics, Asimovs foundation books, a star trek book called "Troublesome Minds" and the fantastic "Computer Neworking, a top-down approach"
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Old May 25 2013, 03:01 PM   #480
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Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
I am reading another Icelandic mystery novel - Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir.
I can smell the hakarl and brennevin now...
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