What are you reading?

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  1. Wereghost

    Wereghost Part-time poltergeist Rear Admiral

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    Henry IV part 1. A lot funnier than I'd expected. I'll probably look around for a good movie version or other recording.

    Recently finished The Thief Taker by CS Quinn, a thriller set in the plague-ridden London of 1665. It's quite good, but could have done with being prof-read by someone without a fear of commas. The frequent bad syntax was a little distracting, but this tale of a 17th-century Sherlock Holmes type caught up in events involving murder, intrigue and a plot against the Crown has a lot to commend it.
     
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  2. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    A lot of people highlight passages in books or put notes in the margins. I've never done it myself.
     
  3. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I rarely write in books. The only exception is for books about books such as 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. In these books I write in pencil if I own or have read the book, mark the books I might want to read and if they are available as audiobook, e-book, paperback, hardback and the costs.
     
  4. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am listening to Mount Dragon by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by David Colacci.

    I have read numerous Preston and Child books this year, including done of their solo books. I am looking forward to their new Pendergast book which comes out next month.
     
  5. Velocity

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    Cats, Dogs, and Other Strangers at My Door by Jack Smith
     
  6. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

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    I'm reading Left Behind Book 1 by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. I've read the series several times over the year.
     
  7. Ashu

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    Just finished the idiot by dostoevsky.

    Now reading The picture of Dorian grey by wilde
     
  8. Saga

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    On The Road by Jack Kerouac
     
  9. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am listening to The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse by Leann Sweeney, narrated by Vanessa Johannson. It is a cozy mystery but the main character is so cat obsessed that she is annoying to even cat-loving me. I hope she mellows out a bit as the story continues.
     
  10. Random_Spock

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    I'm rereading Under the Dome. Will be starting to read the first two Game of Thrones books shortly.
     
  11. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    My current paperback read is The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story about the Hard Life by Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan). I was reading it while in the doctor's waiting room and I could stop chuckling at the absurdity of the tale.

    This morning I finished listening to A Dangerous Thing by Josh Lanyon. It is a murder mystery with a gay protagonist. Narrated by Chris Patton.

    Tonight I started listening to Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, narrated by Amy Rubinate. It is a story set in the 1980s and is about a teenage girl coping after her much loved uncle dies of AIDS.
     
  12. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    I'm nibbling on a few, haven't dived in yet:
    A Short History of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich
    Between the Testaments, D. S. Russell
    The Strange Career of Jim Crow, C. Van Woodward
     
  13. Tora Ziyal

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    Just finished The Golem of Hollywood, by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman. Suspense/horror. Fascinating, complicated, creepy.

    I don't write many comments in fiction, but I do in non-fiction and textbooks. I also highlight passages that I want to remember.
     
  14. Lowdarzz

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    Earth Abides by George R. Stewart.

    I've heard nothing but good things about it so it's time to give it a try.
     
  15. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I would be interested to hear your opinion. I have always loved the novel but when listening to it recently I found myself cringing over quite a few of Ish's opinions of people.
     
  16. Kai "the spy"

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    Finished the Doc Savage novel "The Maji", onto "The Golden Man".
     
  17. Starkers

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    I've just finished a re-read of The Survivor by James Herbert and now I've started The Martian.
     
  18. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Interesting. You don't see a lot of Golem novels. I might pick that up.
     
  19. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I have a book titled The Golem and the Jinni on my wish list.
     
  20. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Let me know what you think of it!