What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    I just read The Scarlet Letter, which I enjoyed greatly despite its "classic" status. Next in the great march through American classics, Tom Sawyer! I've not read it in years, so it will be a real pleasure.
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    i am listening to We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, narrated by Bernadette Dunne.
     
  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    The slipcase edition of Witzend that I pre-ordered months ago just arrived yesterday. I feel like taking a week off of work and dropping some acid while I read it. :rommie:
     
  4. SPCTRE

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    Still reading A Storm of Swords - can't wait till I get to A Feast for Crows, as I haven't seen season 4 of the TV show yet (the spouse and I are waiting for the Blu-ray release).
     
  5. Velocity

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    Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens
     
  6. Owain Taggart

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    Just finished The Martian. Really good stuff there from a first-time author. I rank it up there among my favourite Mars fiction such as Ben Bova's Mars.
     
  7. Ghost07

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    I just read Unintended Consequences, by Marti Green, on my kindle...Wow! What a great thriller! It's concerns the Help Innocent Prisoners Project. and was only a buck ninety-nine.

    I highly recommend it for everyone; especially if you go books about the law. Very suspense-filled; the...I couldn't put it down kind.
     
  8. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. :)
     
  9. Velocity

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    Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens
     
  10. Tora Ziyal

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    Tatiana, by Martin Cruz Smith. Good, not great.
     
  11. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I just bought it both on Kindle and at Audible. It cost me less to buy the Kindle book first ($4) and than the Audible ($1.99) than it would have been to have bought the Audible on it own.

    I really, really enjoyed We Have Always Lived in the Castle which I mentioned in my previous post. The narrator, Bernadette Dunne was excellent.

    After that I listen to, and also read a little on my Kindle, Frozen Out (also published under the title Frozen Assets) by Quentin Bates. It was a murder mystery set in Iceland. I think it lacked something, maybe because the author wasn't Icelandic he didn't capture the Icelandic mood like a native author did. I wasn't that keen on the narrator, Mel Hudson.

    Now I am listening to another Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child book, Riptide, narrated by Scott Brick.
     
  12. wulfio

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    Cosmos and Psyche - Richard Tarnas
     
  13. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    In The Beginning: Science faces God in the Book of Genesis by Isaac Asimov.
     
  14. doubleohfive

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    Alternating between Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan and (still working my way through) A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
     
  15. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    Isn't it a riot? And the best part is that's 'hard' SF; the wisecracking commentary and the brilliant on-the-fly engineering go back and forth with one another.

    I'm finishing up George Washington's Secret Six, which is diverting enough but not exactly scholarly. It's so narrative he has psuedo-fabricated 'conversations' happening between the characters, and there's nary a footnote. I'm only reading it because the book I'd INTENDED to read for the week of the Fourth (The Men who Lost America got lost in the mail.
     
  16. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. It's book two of the Bloodlines series. I have two more after this to read before the next one comes out later this month.
     
  17. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I finished Riptide. I didn't enjoy it as much as most of the other Preston/Child books I have read. The plot was good but I think the characters were not that interesting.

    I am now listening to Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Taylor Mali.
     
  18. Australis

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    Now into 'The Moon Maze Game' (Dream Park 4) by Niven & Barnes. Started off a boit wobbly but seems to be picking up steam, could be good. LARPing in a crater on the Moon, with terrorists infiltrating the Game. What's game and what's real?
     
  19. Velocity

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    Seraphim by Phaedra Weldon
     
  20. Mr Pointy Ears

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    dreams of empire a 2nd doctor who book.