What are you reading?

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  1. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Vice Admiral Moderator

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    Started the Typhon Pact series - Zero Sum Game
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Just started Stephen King’s new book ‘The Institute’.
     
  3. Owain Taggart

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    Reading Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. I haven't read The English Patient and this is my first of his, and at first I was taken aback by how simplistic the style was given the subject matter, but I'm almost at the end now and I've gotten used to how it flows.
     
  4. PSGarak

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    Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu. So far I'm having a hard time getting into it.
     
  5. Janeway’s Girl

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    The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller. I’m only a few chapters in but so far I’m liking it a lot more than Circe, which I found to be super dull.
     
  6. Wereghost

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    Currently reading Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb. Not bad, but it feels a little meandering and there’s one relationship that requires considerable suspension of disbelief or the assumption of an unreliable narrator.

    The Song Of Achilles is great. Circe has been sitting unread in my Kindle library for a few months, and should probably get comfortable there.
     
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  7. Savage Dragon

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    Let me know if you make it all the way through. I've tried reading it and listening to the audio book and just couldn't do it. He really needs a better editor.

    I'm currently reading Elantris by Brandon Sanderson.
     
  8. Doom Shepherd

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    Just finished Joseph Michael Straczynski's autobiography, "Becoming Superman."

    And holy shit, that childhood.
     
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  9. Mrs. Silvercrest

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    Don't laugh, I collect and am reading all The Hardy Boys books. I also like the Nancy Drew ones. They got me thru some hard times.. Reading for me helps me relax and think of different things other than problems, you know? Anyone else like books like these?
     
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  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    This year I have been reading my favourite books from my childhood. So far I have read

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
    Stig of the Dump - Clive King
    They Found a Cave - Nan Chauncey
    The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum

    Still to read

    Children on the Oregon Trail - A. Rutgers van der Loeff
    Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates - Mary Mapes Dodge
    The Silver Sword - Ian Serraillier

    Maybe others if I can remember and locate them.
     
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  11. Janeway’s Girl

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    I finished The Song Of Achilles yesterday and started on The Iliad.
     
  12. PSGarak

    PSGarak Commodore Commodore

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    Still slowly working my way through Blood Countess, made it back through Lovecraft Country again, and just started Miles Neale's Gradual Awakening.
     
  13. Owain Taggart

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    Finished Warlight by Michael Ondaatje and found it to be very average, even boring. It's a meandering mess that never quite amounts to anything. Disappointing since I like the subject matter.

    Now reading The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp. Fun light read so far.
     
  14. Miss Chicken

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    I have just started The Royal Art of Poison: Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicines and Murder Most Foul by Eleanor Herman. Interesting so far.
     
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  15. Bad Thoughts

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    Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert Bix. Insightful work on the Japanese imperial court.
     
  16. Velocity

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    You're Never Weird On The Internet (almost) by Felicia Day
    Very entertaining. I would love to meet her.
     
  17. Festivus-Nacelle

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    rereading Yiddish Policeman's Union by michael chabon


    she is amazing on MST3k
     
  18. Kai "the spy"

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    She's on today's episode of Screen Junkies Universe as part of the panel, and also promoting her new book.
     
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  19. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am listening to Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez, narrated by the author.

    Currently hearing about the Birka Warrior. The skeleton was uncovered in 1889 and assumed to be a male. Goods found in the grave included a sword, an axe, a spear, armour-piercing arrows, a battle knife, two shields, and two horses, one mare and one stallion. For more that 120 years no one had trouble with the goods proving that the skeleton was that of a warrior but when DNA testing proved that the remains were those of a female, the warrior status started to be questioned.
     
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  20. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am listening to Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague by David k Randall, narrated by Charles Constant.
     
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