What are you reading?

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

  1. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks There's a- a peck here with an acorn pointed at me Premium Member

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    Just finished The Toughest Indian In The World by Sherman Alexie. While speaking to TSQ about the author and the novel I read of his previously, Lone Ranger And Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. I realized I purchased this book a long time ago and it was in my collect of book boxes down in the basement. I have a ton of books still sitting in boxes because I don't have shelf space for them, a lot unread. I went down and I found it and it looks brand new.

    I loved this novel even more then the other one. This is one of those books that you wished never ended. Most of the stories are too short, I wish they were fleshed out into their own books.
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am now listening to Gideon's Sword by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by John Glover.
     
  3. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have finished Gideon's Sword and it is probably the least liked book by Preston and Child I have read so far.

    I am now listening to A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In by Magnus Mills, narrated by Peter Kenny.
     
  4. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Isn't anyone reading anything at the moment?

    I don't like making three posts in a row but they are separated by several days.

    I finished A Cruel Bird Came to the Nest and Looked In. I thought it was a very sweet story though it had quite a dark side to it.

    Since then I have listened to -

    Cinderella Girl by Carin Gerhardsen, narrated by Candida Gubbins - quite a good Swedish murder mystery.

    64) The Last Stair into Darkness by Cliff Barlow, narrated by Chandra Skyye. A collection of short horror stories that weren't really frightening to me. I didn't like the narration much.


    Of a Boy by Sonya Hartnett, narrated by Humphrey Bower (a narrator i really like). Published under the title What the Birds See in the UK and US. A very sad and moving story about a quiet and fearful little boy, Adrian, growing up in Australia in 1977. His mother cannot care for him, his father doesn't want him and so he is living with his grandmother who thinks she is too old and worn to even look after a well-behaved boy as he is. He is living only 20 minutes from the place that three children (the Metford children) have disappeared. Adrian's family and others around him are very concerned about what has happened to the missing kids. This is a vey sad story and I cried many times while reading it. It is also beautifully written.

    This was my 75th book for the year.

    Now I am listening to The Untold History of the Potato by John Reader, narrated by Martin Hyder. quite interesting so far. 4 chapters in and the potato still hasn't left the pre-Columbian Americas.

    My shoulder is less painful than it has been for months. I hope that this means I have finished the really painful freezing stage and I am entering the less painful frozen stage. Maybe in a week or two I will be back to reading printed books.
     
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  5. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    ^^ That's good. I was wondering how you were doing.

    I was reading the Gigantic Worlds anthology (the ebook-- I'm still waiting for the print copy and the bonus book), and I was enjoying it but not being blown away by it. I am now beta reading another novel by one of my friends. It takes place in a far future universe where Earth is quarantined and uninhabited because of a devastating nanotech disaster in the distant past-- or at least it's supposed to be uninhabited.
     
  6. Otto Harkaman

    Otto Harkaman Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I've been listening to Clark Ashton Smith. I have all the recent 6 volumes published by Nightshades as well as the same books as audiobooks by audible, read by various professional narrators.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Tora Ziyal

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    Just finished Killer, Jonathan Kellerman's latest Alex Delaware mystery. Less gruesome than some of them (thank goodness), but still imaginative and suspenseful, and AD is always an appealing character.

    Also reading Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed, by Patrick Woodhouse.
     
  8. Velocity

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    Midnight by Charlaine Harris
     
  9. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Thanks for the heads up on that. The paper editions appear to be out of print, but they're available as ebooks. Also, thanks for the cover scan. I collect those. :D
     
  10. Otto Harkaman

    Otto Harkaman Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    You're welcome, the audio books by audible are really good. I wouldn't know how to pronounce half the words CAS uses without having heard them. :)
     
  11. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Just finished Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark. Currently reading 17 Equations that Changed the World by Ian Stewart.
     
  12. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    Mortal, the second book the the Books of Mortals series by Ted Dekker.
     
  13. Velocity

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    Tricked by Kevin Hearne, The Iron Druid Chronicles
     
  14. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Good point. :D

    But I wonder how they know....
     
  15. Otto Harkaman

    Otto Harkaman Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Perhaps The Universal Translator :shrug:
     
  16. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Maybe the Babelfish. :rommie:
     
  17. Kirby

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    Just finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, my 12 year old basically insisted that my wife and I read it. Overall it was pretty good, and will move on to Catching Fire after I read:
    The Zen of Zim, by Don Zimmer - autobiography of the baseball coaching legend, who just passed a few months ago.
     
  18. Ashu

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    Putin's Russia - Anna Politikovskaya
     
  19. Velocity

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    Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin
     
  20. Owain Taggart

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    Finished The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch a few days ago while on vacation. Excellent story! I'd highly recommend it for someone looking for something a bit different in the fantasy genre. The man certainly knows how to create interesting characters, prose and great dialogue. I only learned after I finished it that it was his first published novel, which impresses me even more.