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Old June 10 2013, 09:12 PM   #496
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Re: What are you reading?

A Doctor Who novel Harvest of Time
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Old June 10 2013, 09:41 PM   #497
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Currently downloading Joe Hill's novel NOS4R2 in audiobook form. Can hardly believe that I've just chosen to listen to nineteen hours of Kate Mulgrew's voice.
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Old June 10 2013, 10:37 PM   #498
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Reading Professional Baking: The Essentials by Gail Sokol. I'm expanding my baking skills.
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Old June 10 2013, 10:58 PM   #499
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The Man Who Saved The Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands
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Old June 12 2013, 01:01 AM   #500
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I finished reading A Fado by the River. The events of the book takes place in Mozambique in 1974 and in Portugal 38 years later. A man finds that someone is trying to blackmail him over the death of a woman in Mozambique, but is she really dead, and if she is did he kill her? 3/5.

I am now reading Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.
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Old June 12 2013, 02:25 PM   #501
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Getting Off by Lawrence Block, a novel of sex and violence (hey that’s what it says on the cover) about a female serial killer. It’s quite good, although you can tell that some chapters were originally short stories about the same character.
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Old June 13 2013, 11:53 PM   #502
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Making my way through the Odyssey series. Just read 2001, and now reading 2010.
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Old June 14 2013, 09:58 AM   #503
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^^ Great stuff. 2061 is my favorite. 3001 did not do what I wanted, but it's still very good.
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Old June 14 2013, 03:52 PM   #504
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I just read Pulp by Charles Bukowski. It was a quick read, managed it on the train on my way to see The Stone Roses. I enjoyed it, although it seemed a little more awkward than his earlier novels.

It's a bizarre detective fantasy tale, musing on the importance (or unimportance to be more accurate) of his life, and I believe he was dying when he wrote it. And indeed it reads like a delirious death dream as his boozy, low-life private dick lurches from one fantastical surreal case to the next, employed by Death to track down an author who has escaped her grasp, and a mysterious man demanding he find the elusive Red Sparrow, amongst others.

Recommended to fans. If you haven't read a Bukowski novel, then pick up one of his earlier books first. I suggest Post Office or Factotum.
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Old June 16 2013, 06:56 PM   #505
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As I was planning my trip down to Spain to visit my parents (where I'm posting this from), I noticed that Amazon had begun selling the 'Paperwhite' to my part of the world *Oh Joy!* And that I had time enough to get one *Oh Doublejoy!*
What a fantastic machine!

All I needed then was a 'first thing' to read on it... As I'd wanted to read it since TSQ or Miss C (I really don't remember which one of you it might have been! ) recommended Stephen Fry's "The Liar" that became my very first e-book

What a riot! plus: brilliant on the Kindle; so many English words I needed to look up
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Old June 17 2013, 03:35 PM   #506
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The Fifth Elephant - or perhaps Strata...

A couple of pages into both but I'm not sure which one I should concentrate on first
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Old June 17 2013, 04:10 PM   #507
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Just finished Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. I am about halfway through The Atheist and the Bonobo: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates. I got it less than a week ago, but haven't been able to put it down. One of the best books I have read this year. I recommend it for anyone with a passing interest in evolution and morality.
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Old June 18 2013, 01:52 AM   #508
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I got the kindle edition of DS9 novel 'A Stitch in Time' by Andrew Robinson about Garak. I enjoy Robinson's acting more than his writing. It's ok but it's sort of all over the place, but I do enjoy some of the backstory.

Other than that, I am reading 'The Essential Ellison" which is a big collection of stuff by Harlan Ellison. I've been taking it with me to doctor's offices lately (I'm getting eye surgery soon, so I have tons of appointments) and short stories are just right for waiting rooms.
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Old June 18 2013, 02:12 PM   #509
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"John Wayne: The Genuine Article" by Michael Goldman
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Old June 18 2013, 03:34 PM   #510
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nureintier wrote: View Post
/.../ and short stories are just right for waiting rooms.
I recently had a four hour flight somewhere, thought God Emperor of Dune had the right sort of body for that sort of thing... but apparently it as the kind of flight where it's impossible to get even ten minutes for yourself *sigh*

I now know to read only collections of short stories while en route
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