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Offline DistantSun

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1845 on: December 15, 2014, 09:10:35 PM »
I am not reading now, but would welcome any great ideas...............

Read back through the pages of this thread - lots of ideas!!

I finished that last one, and have started "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1846 on: December 17, 2014, 02:50:31 AM »
Just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  (It's a 'vanished wife/husband suspected of doing her in' thriller.)

It's a good tale with more turns than an over-wound clockwork mouse, but...

It may just be me, but at least three times in the first fifty or so pages I put it down with no intention of picking it up again.  I took a strong dislike to the main male character, which never really left me, and, from a writer's point of view, I wondered if he was a good choice to carry the tale in first person. If someone on the circle hadn't mentioned it had a real twist in the middle I may well have cast it aside for good.

But don't be tempted to peep at the middle and then start at the beginning. The central twist is vital, but if you knew it before you started it would ruin the tale.

Warning:  This is a multiple first person book, so if that sort of thing really pisses you off you probably won't enjoy it despite the wonderfully labyrinthine twists and turns.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1847 on: December 17, 2014, 02:21:45 PM »
Just started Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

I've been meaning to read this for years but somehow hadn't got around to it. Now I wish I had picked it up sooner. A very heartfelt and well-thought out story that makes you think about the nature of good and evil and question the assumptions we make about both of these extremes.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1848 on: December 23, 2014, 09:12:35 PM »
I am currently reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

    I just recently began to read Vonnegut's work, and Cat's Cradle is only the second book of his I have opened. So far, I absolutely love what I have read and believe he writes beautifully, as I wish to someday. Unfortunately, I seem to have left my book at home when I left for my two week vacation, so in complete desperation I may have located it at the local bookstore and sat reading for an hour while Christmas shopping ahah. I also hope to read Breakfast of Champions soon, it looks phenomenal.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1849 on: December 24, 2014, 11:51:33 PM »
I am currently reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

    I just recently began to read Vonnegut's work, and Cat's Cradle is only the second book of his I have opened. So far, I absolutely love what I have read and believe he writes beautifully, as I wish to someday. Unfortunately, I seem to have left my book at home when I left for my two week vacation, so in complete desperation I may have located it at the local bookstore and sat reading for an hour while Christmas shopping ahah. I also hope to read Breakfast of Champions soon, it looks phenomenal.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1850 on: December 27, 2014, 09:17:01 PM »
I'm reading Revival by Stephen King, yay.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1851 on: December 28, 2014, 02:41:17 PM »
"The Abyss Beyond Dreams"   By Peter F Hamilton


I've just started it so I can't tell you what it's about. :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1852 on: December 31, 2014, 04:22:53 AM »
"The Abyss Beyond Dreams"   By Peter F Hamilton


I've just started it so I can't tell you what it's about. :D

oh you luck guy!!!!!!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1853 on: December 31, 2014, 10:17:18 AM »
oh you luck guy!!!!!!

It's a good one so far...

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1854 on: December 31, 2014, 10:36:51 AM »
I'm reading Revival by Stephen King, yay.

Want to read that one. I'm reading Duma Key, then planning on reading the Dark Tower series finally.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1855 on: January 01, 2015, 08:17:37 AM »
Want to read that one. I'm reading Duma Key, then planning on reading the Dark Tower series finally.

I absolutely loved Dark Tower.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1856 on: January 12, 2015, 08:46:19 AM »
I made a New Year's resolution, trying for a book per week. Just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep(Dick), which inspired me to finally watch the movie, and have started on Hombre(Leonard). This weekend I'll be scavaging through my library(book pile) looking for anything short enough to read in a week.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1857 on: January 12, 2015, 09:51:31 AM »
I started the year with the aim to re-read the entire Harry Potter series. I'm part-way through the third book at the moment. Also started an ARC I received from a Canadian author named Connie Gault, called "A Beauty."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1858 on: January 12, 2015, 10:30:51 AM »
I like rereading Harry Potter series about every five years, leaving enough time in between to forget some things so that some of it still comes as a nice surprise. I reread them last year while I was working at a call center.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1859 on: January 12, 2015, 01:16:48 PM »
I like rereading Harry Potter series about every five years, leaving enough time in between to forget some things so that some of it still comes as a nice surprise. I reread them last year while I was working at a call center.

That's the way I like to do it too. It's been five years since I last did this :D Started January 1 last time and finished April 1.
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