What are you reading?

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

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I have just finished listening to Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason, narrated by Saul Reichlin which I read as an e-book last year. It is my favourite Arnaldur book so far.

    I am about start reading Reykjavik Nights also by Arnaldur Indridason. It is the latest book in the Inspector Erlendur series but is a prequel to the rest of the books and takes place before Erlendur was an inspector and is still a young uniformed policeman in the Icelandic police force.
     
  2. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Let me know if the books doesn't answer all your questions. All my grandparents and their families were in the resistance. Some even survived.
     
  3. R.Data

    R.Data Ensign Red Shirt

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    :lol: I thought the same.

    I'm reading Courtly Romances by Chr├ętien de Troyes, it's a collection of his romances.
     
  4. Lowdarzz

    Lowdarzz Captain Captain

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    Imperatores Victi by Nathan Rosenstein

    The Last Generation of the Roman Republic by Erich Gruen

    The Human Division by John Scalzi

    The fist two are recommendations from one of my professors. The other is for the bus.
     
  5. Velocity

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    Unfallen Dead by Mark del Franco
     
  6. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am listening to The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, narrated by Bernadette Dunne. I really loved Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle so I thought I would like HoHH but with only 90 minutes to go I am so far disappointed. I am finding the story boring, and I dislike all the characters. The only saving grace is it is well narrated by Bernadette Dunne.
     
  7. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Faithful Place, by Tana French. Part of the Dublin Murder Squad series.

    My Two Italies, by Joseph Luzzi. A memoir. Iguana and anyone else in Italy, if you ever read it, I'd be interested in your take on it.
     
  8. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    Last night I started listening to The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston, narrated by Scott Sowers. It is the 4th book in the Wyman Ford series.

    Almost finished reading the previously mentioned Reykjavik Nights and once I finish it I will probably choose a non-fiction book as my next e-book read.

    I also need to select a new paperback book to read.
     
  9. down to earth

    down to earth Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Besides stuff for school I'm starting on The Silmarillion.
     
  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    For my e-book read I selected Pudding: A Global History by Jeri Quinzio. It it is in the same series as the book I recently read about apples. The last few pages I have read have been about blood puddings and haggis, neither of which appeal to me. I want to get onto the yummy sweet puddings.
     
  11. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I took a break from Building Harlequin's Moon to read an EC Tubb anthology.
     
  12. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Caped Trek Mod Admiral

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    Just started Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch. It's the second book in the Gentleman Bastards series.
     
  13. Velocity

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    Unperfect Souls by Mark del Franco

    A very good series
     
  14. TorontoTrekker

    TorontoTrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I finished Cold Days a few days ago - I found it satisfying. (I don't read the Dresden Files books for anything beyond that - if I'm entertained, and want to read the next one, then I'm happy.) I've moved on to The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter, the sequel to The Long Earth. As I thought at the time, the plot appears to be kicking in now that the universe and characters have been established. I'm not far into it yet (maybe 60 pages), but it's shaping up to be an interesting book.
     
  15. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I am currently listening to Coraline by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Dawn French.

    I have just started Screwtop Thompson by Magnus Mills as my e-book read.
     
  16. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    Snap I'm reading The Long War too :)
     
  17. erastus25

    erastus25 Commodore Commodore

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    I just started Enterprise - the novel prequel written in the '80s. Intrigued to see how it compares to the movies.
     
  18. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Then you're in luck, Skin Game is even better.
     
  19. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    A lack of interest in the plots and a strong dislike of the characters Harry and Murphy. I forced myself to finish the first one, but when I saw no improvement in the second book I decided to bail on the series.
     
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  20. Saga

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    M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman