What are you reading?

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  1. Alienesse

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    Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, in a gorgeous cloth-bound edition from Penguin. :D
     
  2. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Book #1 in the trilogy. :)
     
  3. Saga

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    just finished Pick-Up by Charles Willeford. about to start Down There by David Goodis.
     
  4. Saga

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    Someone is Bleeding by Richard Matheson
     
  5. Peach Wookiee

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    December 1941 by Craig Shirley.
     
  6. Wereghost

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    Just finished A Feast For Crows earlier today. Might start Machiavelli's The Prince tomorrow, partly because it's short.
     
  7. Squiggy

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    Just finished Starkey's Crown and Country.

    Apparently 80% of the Kings of England were gay. Who knew?!
     
  8. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    80% of the queens of England?
     
  9. Starkers

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    Really? :vulcan: It pretty obvious who some of them were, but a figure that high is kinda surprising.


    Finished the Hunger Games now and it really is very good (though I do have some of the same issues with it I had with the film) although I did love
    that all the dead tributes were effectively turned into monsters for the finale.

    Need to figure out what to read next, got a small pile of books so just need to pick one!
     
  10. Bisz

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    The Time Traveler's Wife.

    I'm really, really enjoying it. So much so I stop myself from reading too much in any one sitting so I can enjoy the book for longer.
     
  11. Saga

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    just finished Ride The Nightmare by Richard Matheson. about to start Firebug by Robert Bloch.
     
  12. Smellincoffee

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    Black Rednecks, White Liberals, Thomas Sowell

    The latter just for the title essay, in which he posits that the ghetto culture of poor, urban blacks is in fact inherited from the poor rural whites that slaves once lived among, and that these rural whites (the "cracker' culture) brought it from some godforsaken border region of Scotland and England before it became civilized. He adds that the urban blacks would have abandoned the self-defeating "cracker" culture (lax sexual behavior, lack of work ethic, frequent fighting) if they weren't being bailed out by the government trying to help them.

    I'm not convinced, and Sowell's frequent use of cracker culture didn't sit well with me given that where I live, "cracker" is a pejorative on the level of kike or wop and is usually applied to working-class rural whites like my own people.
     
  13. RJDiogenes

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    Any poor, uneducated region will develop a similar culture. People are alike all over.
     
  14. Australis

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    Empire of Blue Water by Stephen Talty, pirate nonfiction, mostly about Henry Morgan.
     
  15. rhubarbodendron

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    Pygmalion by Shaw. It's quite different from the movie. I love Shaw's sarcastic comments. We have quite the same sense of humour :D
     
  16. Gov Kodos

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    Which movie did you see? The 1938 production with Wendy Hiller and Leslie Howard is brilliant.
     
  17. doubleohfive

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    Currently working my way through A Game of Thrones.
     
  18. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    While working, and relaxing, in my garden I have been listening to the audiobook recording of the classic sci-fi novel When Worlds Collide which I finished yesterday. Now I am downloading the 1951 movie based on the book, I haven't seen that movie for many years. I have also started listening to the book sequel After Worlds Collide.
     
  19. Kai "the spy"

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    Currently reading Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely, which I'll be interrupting for my annual reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
     
  20. Saga

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    American Gothic by Robert Bloch