What are you reading?

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

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am listening to The Gingerbread House by Carin Gerhardson, narrated by Candida Gubbins. A Swedish crime novel about a serial killer.
     
  2. Starkers

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    I finished The Long War this morning, not sure what I'll start on next. I was going to start on The Martian, but life's taken a bit of a hectic turn so I may reread something so it doesn't matter as much if I don't give it my full attention.

    As for The Long War...
    there is a disctinct lack of war :lol:
     
  3. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am listening to The Dig Tree: A True Story of Bravery, Insanity, and the Race to Discover Australia's Wild Frontier by Sarah Murgatroyd, narrated by Catherine Milte. It is the story of the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860 who were the first people to traverse the continent from south to north though most of the men died on the return journey.

    I am getting through my e-book and paperback book more slowly than my audiobooks so I plan to concentrate on them a bit more tomorrow and the day after that.
     
  4. Kelthaz

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    The Girl Who Would Be King by Kelly Thompson.
     
  5. Enterprise is Great

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    Just started the second Star Trek Seekers novel
     
  6. Velocity

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    Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne
     
  7. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. The third book in the trilogy is scheduled to be released in November. Finally!
     
  8. Kenbushway

    Kenbushway Captain Captain

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    A couple of books:

    1. A history of the New York Stock Market by Robert Sobel
    2. Devil take the Hindmost. A history of financial speculation by Edward Chancellor
    3. The art of the Market: Two centuries of american business as seen through its stock certificates by Bob Famarkin and Les Krantz
     
  9. Velocity

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    Daring by Elliott James
     
  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    My current e-book read is When the Night Comes by Favel Parrett. It is a novel set in Tasmania.
     
  11. TorontoTrekker

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    True. :) Though there is a buildup of antagonism taking place, which may continue into the next book. I thought there would be more nastiness between humans and trolls than there was.

    As for Slow Apocalypse, I have a friend who is, among other things, a reviewer of SF books (he may be familiar to one or two of you) who said, the other night, that it was leading him to identify a new subgenre within science fiction, which he calls "Make Me a Sammich!" I haven't gotten to that point yet (I'm a little less than halfway through), but my response was, "Nothing can beat Farnham's Freehold for MakeMeASammichism. Apparently that's a high bar, according to someone else in the thread...
     
  12. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    having finished the excellent and before mentioned The Dig Tree, I have just started listening to H.G. Well's The Invisible Man.
     
  13. Starkers

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    Yes I thought that too. There definitely seem to be threads that will show up in the next book but
    whilst I'm all for that it did feel a little like they weren;t too fussed about this book, and it was just a means to an end. It pretty much ends the same way as the first book as well, only with a natural disaster rather than a man made one.
     
  14. LiterallyRyan

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    Been pretty obsessed with Wilkie Collins as of late. Armandale and The Woman in White more specifically. The other 2 main books of his The Moonstone and The Law & The Lady were both really solid books but I felt that the former had some fairly ridiculous moments through-out and all of it would be incredibly unlikely to ever happen to anyone.
     
  15. Velocity

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    A Demon Summer by GM Malliet
     
  16. L'Idiot

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    The Trek BBS. I bet no one has ever said that before!
     
  17. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am currently listening to Earth Abides by George R Stewart, narrated by Jonathan Davis. It is a book that I have read about three times before but this is the first time I have listened to the audiobook version of it.
     
  18. Owain Taggart

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    Finished Red Planet Blues by Robert J. Sawyer. Fun, but ultimately disappointing. I loved the concept, but it's plagued by small universe syndrome, where everybody is invariably connected in one way or another, and it becomes repetitive with each character being visited over and over. It all devolves into pissing matches and action sequences.
     
  19. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am reading My Urohs by Emelihter Kihleng. It is a small book of poetry by a Pohnpeian poet who has lived in Pohnpie, Guam, Hawaii and the USA. There are useful footnotes that help to explain the poems.
     
  20. think

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    so... I am reading A Schizophrenic's Notes By Thomas Griffith...
    I got the book from Thomas and he signed it he only charged me 10$ for the book an I did not realized I had ten dollars in my pocket ,, I am also editing/adding to the book in the margin as the doctors consider myself schizo-effective and that is enough for me to feel I have the liberty to write in the margin of this book... does anybody write in their book margins as well? and what do you write..?