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Old June 7 2014, 11:03 PM   #1246
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Re: What are you reading?

After a 3-month hiatus from reading (I don't know why I didn't pick up a book! I just didn't feel like it), I am back to a re-read of Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham and I just picked up Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser.
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Old June 8 2014, 01:14 AM   #1247
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Started reading Raymond Chandler's The High Window. Not that far in, yet, but it already shapes up to be just as good as his first two Philip Marlowe novels.
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Old June 8 2014, 02:44 AM   #1248
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Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane
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Old June 8 2014, 04:38 AM   #1249
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I just finished Anthem by Ayn Rand, which is a almost mythological story about a man who struggles to become conscious of himself and the power of his individuality despite growing up in a culture so suffocatingly communal and bureaucratic that even the word "I" has been obliterated. It gets a little preachy the last few pages, but man vs state stories are always winners for me; I enjoyed it even given my contempt for Rand's praise of selfishness.'

I am now alternating between Power, Inc and Global Weirdness, the latter making the case for and outlining possible consequences of climate change.
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Old June 8 2014, 06:13 AM   #1250
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I am listening to The Martian War: A Thrilling Eyewitness Account of the Recent Alien Invasion as Reported by Mr. H. G. Wells by Kevin J Anderson, narrated by Graeme Norton. A retelling of the War of the Worlds story with characters such as Percival Lowell, Dr Moreau, T.H. Huxley and The Invisible Man added.

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Old June 8 2014, 10:11 AM   #1251
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^^ Sounds good. I love that sort of crossover. Manly Wade Wellman wrote a pretty decent novel about Sherlock Holmes during the War of the Worlds (Professor Challenger was in there, too).
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Old June 8 2014, 10:42 AM   #1252
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^^ Sounds good. I love that sort of crossover. Manly Wade Wellman wrote a pretty decent novel about Sherlock Holmes during the War of the Worlds (Professor Challenger was in there, too).
Yes, I have read and enjoyed that one.
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Old June 10 2014, 01:30 AM   #1253
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston, narrated by Scott Sowers. 4/5.

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What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?
I am now listening to Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett, narrated by Richard Aspel. Description

Two gypsy boys are fleeing through a war-ravaged countryside during the night, carrying a secret bundle. The boys stumble across a town that has been reduced to smoking rubble, and a zoo that is still intact. When the boys take shelter in the zoo, they discover a menagerie of talking animals. Both the boys and the animals tell their tales and speak of their desire for freedom.
Because I am a child at heart I think I will enjoy it.
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Old June 10 2014, 09:58 AM   #1254
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I'm now reading Sabrina Zbasnik's third Dwarves In Space novel. Well, this one is more of a novella.
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Old June 10 2014, 12:42 PM   #1255
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Finally finished the brief history of the Roman Empire that I was reading, bit of a chore in the end but that was less down to the author than just the confused bloody nature of the Roman Empire towards the end of its life!

Now reading The Fourth Protocol by Frederick Forsyth...
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Old June 11 2014, 02:31 AM   #1256
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The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card
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Old June 11 2014, 12:14 PM   #1257
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I'm reading The Heavens Before (Genesis Trilogy) by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow and really enjoying it. It's about the times of Noah in the Bibie. I'll probably to break in and read the final book in the Last Dogs series by Christopher Holt and Allen Douglas.
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Old June 12 2014, 07:41 AM   #1258
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I am listening to 14 by Peter Clines.

Padlocked doors. Strange light fixtures. Mutant cockroaches. There are some odd things about Nate's new apartment.
I am only a few chapters in but it is good so far.
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Old June 13 2014, 06:10 PM   #1259
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Just got done with Curtains by Agatha Christie. So sad , yet VERY well done.
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Old June 14 2014, 02:29 AM   #1260
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Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes
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