What are you reading?

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

  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Indeed. :D Maybe I'll apply to Moonstone Publishing as an editor. I proofread stories in my spare time for free, so I might as well get paid for it. :rommie:

    In other news, I was in the mood for some Hard SF, so I've begun reading Building Harlequin's Moon.
     
  2. BennieGamali

    BennieGamali Commander Red Shirt

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    Magician by Raymond E. Feist. It's an ok book so far. The characters are a bit bland, but I am hoping they will get more exciting as the story progresses. The only other thing I don't love would be the names of the characters.. they remind me of bad orc names made by boys who want to sound badass in RPG's. Still, I would recommend the book. There is some mystery, fancy magick, funny dialog etc. I like the way the author describes stuff. I'm only at the start and it seems very promising. The main character is a little awkward in a very funny way. It seems the author is good at mixing serious events and funny events. At least I have laughed a few times already, the clumsy moments made me warm up to the main character somewhat.
     
  3. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just started on a very old Agatha Christie: The Secret Adversary.
    Not bad so far =) She manages to paint a very good picture of the economical depression after WW1 and it's quite interesting to see her switch styles: this is the first Tommy & Tuppence novel and while in their late adventures they are older and speak much like Poirot or Miss Marple, in this one they are in their early 20s and use the typical "youth slang" of that time. It's a quantum leap from that language to Marple-ish. Reminds me a lot of Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster compared to Jeeves. The author does very well, though, and hasn't slipped up so far (but I am only at chapter 5 yet).

    Oh, and so far I found only one typo! I'm reading the Gutenberg-version.
     
  4. Owain Taggart

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    Just started Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer. So far, I like it. Quite an interesting concept.
     
  5. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Last night I read the last three stories in Zoran Zivkovic's Compartments. It is the 7th book by Zivkovic that I have read. It has been the book in my handbag for 3 or 4 months and I have only been reading a few pages at a time while waiting for a bus etc.

    I am reading Apple: A Global History by Erika Janik on my iPad. Apple as in the fruit.

    My shoulder has improved enough to make holding a book, Kindle or iPad possible. My pain level is down to 2/10 but my whole arm is quite weak.

    I am listening to Impact by Douglas Preston which is the third book in the Wyman Ford series. Narrated by Scott Sowers. Good so far.
     
  6. Velocity

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    Revenant by Kat Richardson
     
  7. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Gutenberg is a labor of love. :adore:

    I'm glad to hear that you're finally feeling better. I imagine your arm will strengthen up now that you get to use it more. :)
     
  8. Enterprise is Great

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    The first Star Trek Seekers novel
     
  9. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    Exile of Lucifer (Chronicles of the Host, Book 1) by D. Brian Shafer.
     
  10. Saga

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    The Last Gunfight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral And How It Changed the American West by Jeff Guinn
     
  11. Velocity

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    the Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack
     
  12. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have started to listen to The Spirit and the Skull by J.M. Hayes, narrated by Barry Press. A paleolithic tribe are migrating across Alaska when a murder occurs among the people and the Spirit Man has to investigate and try and discover the killer.

    I am continuing to read the book about apples on my Kindle, I am about half way through.

    I will probably start on a paperback tomorrow. I have quite a pile to choose from.
     
  13. Velocity

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  14. bbailey861

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    Food Network magazine. I just love it and want make and eat half the stuff that's in there.
     
  15. CaptainJohn

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    Not much of a reader until recently, but I finished The Strain and now halfway through the second book in the trilogy, The Fall. I also recommend Ready, Player One for any hardcore gamers. Great read with so many hilarious Easter eggs and nods to game references.
     
  16. Smellincoffee

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    Tobacco, by Ian Gately; and Collision of Empires, Prit Buttar, the latter of which is about WW1 in the east.
     
  17. Ashu

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    Just finished Notes from underground by Dostoevsky. Just about to start The Idiot
     
  18. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I'm still reading Building Harlequin's Moon, but I just got a new Lio collection that must take priority! :D
     
  19. think

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    nice I was reading the brothers but gave the brothers book away... well traded it for crime and punishment... wanted to trace church and state and educational institutions interconnections in the brothers book but ,, duh gave the book away so I bought the Idiot ,, I think that is why because of the title and to have the Idiot sit on my bookshelf.. douht

    right now I am using Poppers Ideas in conjectures and refutations to refute A Course in Miracles... this is really easy to do, but it keeps me busy right?
     
  20. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am listening to The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks, narrated by Peter Kenny. A rather disturbing tale.