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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2070 on: July 06, 2015, 01:37:27 PM »
I have Anthony Doerr's "All The Light You Cannot See" and Amanda Palmer's "The Art of Asking" on the go right now.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2071 on: July 06, 2015, 02:21:49 PM »
Just bought The Incredible Shrinking Man at a library sale. Any good?

Good read. Better than the movie and ripe for a remake. The movie skipped over/watered down some scenes.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2072 on: July 06, 2015, 02:30:16 PM »
Read I am Legend last year. Pretty good book, so when I saw Matheson's name I went ahead and got it. May give it a try this week.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2073 on: July 06, 2015, 02:40:50 PM »
I'm still working my way through old books as I unpack them after my move. Many were obviously purchased at yard sales or given to me when a friend or relative didn't want them any longer.

Some go into a bag that will eventually make it's way to a charity shop with only a few pages written. That says a lot about the writing coming from someone who, once a book is started, plows though hoping for it to become more interesting. Others wind up in the sack due to the fact that I know I have no desire to read it again . . . ever.

The latter category fits one I finished last night.

The Patchwork Girl, by Larry Niven. It's a ScFi, written (in my humble opinion) for mid to older teens. Entertaining to some degree and easy to read. Perhaps what drew my attention was the title - intriguing. But I would not want to read it again. So off it goes.

  
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2074 on: July 06, 2015, 03:24:17 PM »
Read I am Legend last year. Pretty good book, so when I saw Matheson's name I went ahead and got it. May give it a try this week.

What Dreams May Come, Hell House, and Somewhere In Time. I have got to read more Matheson. I loved the movie adaptation of Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve et al. That's going back on my to watch list. Yay!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2075 on: July 06, 2015, 03:28:27 PM »
I've not seen it. I've seen What Dreams May Come, loved it, but I'll have to check the rest out.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2076 on: July 08, 2015, 10:54:35 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2077 on: July 09, 2015, 08:13:29 AM »
I've not seen it. I've seen What Dreams May Come, loved it, but I'll have to check the rest out.

Stir of Echoes is another movie adapted from a Matheson novel.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2078 on: July 09, 2015, 02:40:25 PM »
I'm reading My Criminal World by Henry Sutton, it's about a crime fiction author who's struggling to write a novel (that is set in my hometown).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2079 on: July 09, 2015, 04:29:33 PM »
Just finished Swamplandia! and honestly a little underwhelmed. Still a solid read, but as a finalist for the Pulitzer I was kind of expecting more. It has sticking power (the characters are unforgettable) but the plot...eh.

Reading Dark Places now largely at the pushing of my wife. We just saw the movie Gone Girl which got us talking about how we both didn't like the novel that much but her other works are much better. So far, I agree.

After that, I have William Gay, The Long Home (Loved I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down) and Go Set a Watchman on preorder.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2080 on: July 09, 2015, 04:32:31 PM »
I read Gone Girl when it first came out a few years back. I remember liking it fine, but I can't say I remember a whole lot about it (other than the overall gist), which probably says something. Haven't read anything from the Flynn since. Maybe I should try her other works.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2081 on: July 10, 2015, 12:53:05 AM »
I'm actually rereading Hamlet. I read it in high school, but I thought it would be good to reread it since it's such a classic.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2082 on: July 11, 2015, 05:52:16 PM »
The Help Kathryn Stockett.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2083 on: July 11, 2015, 08:15:54 PM »
The Help Kathryn Stockett.

That's the book that had sixty odd rejections! Then went on to be a bestseller and film! It's those stories that give me hope. ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2084 on: July 11, 2015, 08:52:22 PM »
Me too, Mrs N.  :)