Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.
It's a heartwarming tale, especially when they gather around the fire at the end.
Mind Sweeper by AE Jones
"Killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Reilly
I just read Volume 22 of "The Walking Dead."
In a few minutes, I'm going to read a draft for an author in my writing group who has published with Harlequin Enterprises. I am supposed to give her some feedback today.
Yeah, it's quite good. Very well written. And looking at the author's profile, he's written a followup and is planning for a trilogy.
The Rabbi's Cat, a graphic novel by Joann Sfar
have you read Dr. Sleep? It's not awful but it didn't affect me like The Shining did. Very likely because I am decades older than when I first read The Shining.
^^ I actually haven't read anything by Stephen King in quite a long while. In the 80s, he was one of my main go-to writers, but I started losing interest around The Tommyknockers. I think the last thing of his I read was Everything's Eventual. I should probably pick up something more recent and see how he's doing. He's like an old friend that I've lost touch with.
I just got a new anthology, Space Opera, among my Christmas gift-card purchases from Amazon, so I'll be alternating that with what's left of Draco Tavern.
Just Finished: The Blade Itself: The First Law: Book One.
I'm not sure whether I enjoyed it or not. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed the setting, but there was no plot. The entire 600 page book only serves as the prologue for the real story that presumably (at least I hope) begins in the second book. I suppose my opinion of the book will depend on how I feel about the sequel. But for now I feel like taking a break from the world of The First Law.
Currently Reading: Blindness by José Saramago.
I loved the movie;
Currently reading the Giants series. Is it just me or do they get less and less funny and more and more convoluted by the book?
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz (the last Odd Thomas book)
I really liked the sitcom adaptation.
I am enduring A Renegade History of the United States, which so far is a celebration of rutting, boozing, and drugs. For the author, the 'good' life is Pleasure Island, from Pinocchio, while the life to be scorned is one of "a good work ethic, family, morality, and small-town living".
I am listening to the Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman, narrated by Noah Taylor.
I wanted to read the book before seeing the movie later this year. The movie (which stars Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz) was filmed in Tasmania and one of my friends was an extra so I am obliged to go to the movie and try to spot him.
I just finished The Remains, by Vincent Zandri, on my kindle...it's a thriller and only cost a dollar ninety-nine; WOW! I had to stay up all night because I couldn't sleep without finishing it! I highly recommend this one!
Because you highly recommended it I just downloaded it from US Amazon. Though it cost you $1.99 it costs Australians $AUD3.99 ($US3.16) so an extra $1.17 just because I am Australian.
Had I downloaded it from Australian Amazon it would have cost me $AUD4.85 ($US3.84). The price on Australian Amazon includes a 10% Goods and Sales Tax which doesn't explain why the Australian Amazon is 86c dearer for Australians than than the US Amazon price for Australians. GST should only add 40c to the overall price.
Just shows how Australians are ripped off, and it shows why I refuse to transfer to Australian Amazon.
Map of Betrayal, Ha Jin, about a woman who discovers her father (a Chinese immigrant to the US) was a top-level spy for the Chinese government during the cold war.
After that: Green is the New Red, on the State persecution of environmental groups.
Isn't that the best, when you are so invested in a book you will forgo sleep or eating to finish it in one go.
Use of Weapons by Iain M Banks, a Culture novel. Great book.
I've just finished reading my contributers copy of The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes 3 still can't quite get my head around being in the same book as Kim Newman
Now reading I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.
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