What are you reading?

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  1. SeerSGB

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    Just finished Sword Art Online Light Novel Volume 02 and started on ARRL General Class License Manual 7th Edition.
     
  2. Australis

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    Non-SF

    Robert Goddard - The Ways of the World.
    Next: CJ Sansom - Lamentations.

    Both write adult thrillers with a strong line in plausibility and interesting plot twists. I recomment hem highly Goddard's are set in the 20th Centurty mostly, while Sansom's main series isabout Matthew Shardlake, lawyer in the time of Henry VIII. Damn good stuff.
     
  3. RJDiogenes

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    Sweet. I'll look for that, too.

    Will do. :)

    Today, for Halloween, I think I'll be reading Arthur Machen's "The Great God Pan." Last night, I read the introduction to the anthology by Darrell Schweitzer-- this Machen was one messed-up dude, so this should be interesting. I'll probably also delve into my Creepy and Eerie archives.
     
  4. Bisz

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    A World of Ice and Fire arrived in the mail yesterday, needless to say that's what I'm reading. :)
     
  5. Saga

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    The Patchwork Girl by Larry Niven
     
  6. Velocity

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    Pack of Lies (the 20 sided sorceress book 3) by Annie Bellet
     
  7. Smellincoffee

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    A Short History of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich
     
  8. Wereghost

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    More Fool Me, the third volume of Stephen Fry's memoirs. Started it today. Great so far.
     
  9. Velocity

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    7th Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones
     
  10. C. Cole-Chakotay

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    Nicolae by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. Book 3 of the Left Behind series. :) I've read the series several times over the years.
     
  11. RJDiogenes

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    Back to Building Harlequin's Moon, now that Halloween is over.
     
  12. Miss Chicken

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    Just finished listening to The Haunted Heart: Winter by Josh Lanyon. I have read Josh's gay mystery novels before but this one was a gay ghost story (the ghost isn't gay, the guys sharing the house are). It was quite good novel and is narrated by Lee Samuels.

    now I am listening The Love Story of Miss Queenie Hennessey by Rachel Joyce, narrated by Celia Imrie. This is a companion novel to The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry which I read in 2012. TUPOHF dealt with Harold's 600 mile walk to be with a dying Queenie whereas this novel deals with the events from Queenie's view.

    My current e-book read is The Collected Works of AJ Fikry by Gabielle Zevin (UK and US title - The Storied Life of AJ Fikry)
     
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  13. Nick086

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  14. Crusher Disciple

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    I'm about 1/3 of the way though The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt.
     
  15. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I have just started listening to Novembers Winter, The Indian Cries by UC Berkeley, narrated by Lynn Benson. It is a biography of the Comanche chief, Quanah Parker.
     
  16. Saga

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    Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
     
  17. Smellincoffee

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    Gallipoli, Alan Moorehead
     
  18. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    My great uncle was at Gallipoli. He landed there lol the first day of the campaign.
     
  19. Crusher Disciple

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    Now I'm on to Diana Gabaldon's 2nd book in the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber.
     
  20. Owain Taggart

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    Finished reading Outlaw by Ted Dekker a few nights ago. I enjoyed it until the last bit towards the end, where it starts to be too preachy. Fascinating story though, about a woman who loses both her father and her husband and decides to travel to a Mission in New Guinnea. Only that it doesn't go as planned, and the she boat hires encounters a heavy storm which throws her captain overboard, leaving only her and her child aboard, and eventually ending shipwrecked and captured by a tribe of cannibals. This is actually mirrored by the author's own life, in which he spent time among the Dani tribes, which he found both fascinating and harrowing.
     
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