Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.
Just finished Joyland by Stephen King. Excellent read.
I'm, ehum, I'm still reading "The Pillars of the Earth". Haven't read a lot for a while, okay?
I finished beta-reading Dwarves In Space for my friend. Great stuff. The Space Opera future of a High Fantasy universe. As usual, a strong story in a cheeky style reminiscent of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams.
Now I'll get back to Montaro Caine, which I had barely started.
Montaro Caine is on my Amazon wishlist. Just not in the mood for it yet.
Haven't done much reading at all lately, actually, being the kind of sick where I can't keep my eyes open much longer than work requires. Feeling better now, and apparently managed to stack up about $70 in Amazon gift cards over the past few months, so I've gotten the second Eugenics Wars. Made it through about three pages (on Kindle) before I fell asleep last night. Not the book's fault, I'm just still exhausted I guess. Hopefully tonight I can at least finish a chapter. I miss reading.
Just finished Margeret Coel's newest, Killing Custer, and started Orange is the New Black, the memoir that the Netflix show is based on.
I'm getting ready to start Second Shift - Order (Part 7 of the Silo Series) (Volume 7) by Hugh Howey. I've read the Wool/Silo series so far and have the rest of the books.
since I last posted I have finished Time Gifts by Zoran Zivkovic (good, but not as good as The Library) as well as The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes and The Reurn of Sherlock Holmes.
My iPad read is still Death by Black Hole by Neil Degrasse Tyson but I am only 14% through it.
A far as my dead tree read goes - I have just started Chief Left Hand, a biography by Margaret Coel.
I needed something light for a voyage, which included a train ride and two flights, so I started reading James P. Hogan's Inherit the Stars.
Quite a nice read: well paced and with lots of interresting twists that keeps me reading -even if I, as an experienced SciFi-reader, have guessed the most probable solution to something the future scientists in the book haven't even mentioned yet (wonder if I'm right ;p
Dust by Hugh Howey. The end of the Wool/Silo series.
Of course I guessed right about 'the big finale' of Inherit the Stars
Now starting on Alastair Renoylds' Revelation Space.
The Captive Mind by Czesław Miłosz.
I found a new author I really like, Blake Crouch. Already read "Pines" , "Abandon" and now reading "Eerie". Basically mystery and suspense
Revelation Space, book 3
Killer Show, an account of The Station nightclub fire, published just in time for the disaster's 10th anniversary. My cousin and her husband knew people who were hurt/killed in the fire. They don't talk about it. The book is hard to get through.
In the last few days I have finished
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - I loved it.
Dewey, The Library Cat by Vicki Myron. Enjoyable but a little repetitive at times.
Still reading three of the books I mentioned earlier (Death by Black Hole, Stiff, and Left Hand)
I just started "Doctor Sleep" by Steven King. It is too early for me to form an opinion about it, but I have high hopes.
Have we all stopped reading or just posting about what we read?
Since I last posted I have finished reading the Sherlock Holmes canon by finishing off The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. From now on it will be Sherlock patishes for me.
Also read Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. I like about half of the short stories in this collection.
And today i finished Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner.
I last read this book as a teenager around 40 years ago after I had watched the wonderful mini-series the aired on Australian TV in 1973.
I was very pleased to find a DVD copy of the mini-series on Amazon last year and bough it straight away. When it arrived I was disappointed to discover that this US copy of the min-series does not include the last two episodes of the series (which covers events in the last three chapters in the book)
The events of the last three chapters are very sad as a terrible tragedy does occur so maybe the American powers-to-be deemed it too upsetting for children to watch (?).
I'm still in the first Revelation Space - haven't been reading a lot since my dad died.
^^ I hadn't heard about that. My condolences, trekkie. I'm kind of in the same boat. I've been in kind of a funk since my Uncle Ken died.
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