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Offline Mrs N

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2085 on: July 12, 2015, 05:59:36 AM »
I loved the movie adaptation of Somewhere In Time with Christopher Reeve et al. That's going back on my to watch list. Yay!

You old romantic. ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2086 on: July 12, 2015, 04:41:27 PM »
A quickie. In The Tall Grass by Joe Hill, and his dad. This week's read is Captain Courageous by Rudyard Kipling. 
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To see oursels as others see us

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2087 on: July 14, 2015, 09:36:10 AM »
Ocean at the end of the lane, by Neil Gaiman. I've read a ton of the Sandman comics, and especially enjoy the Death-comics. Maybe because it's much easier for me to relate to death than Sandman, or maybe because she's hot.  ;D Never read a book by Gaiman yet, so this should be fun. It's a slow start, but picks up after a while. Not a clue what the actual story is, but it's intriguing.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2088 on: July 14, 2015, 09:42:13 AM »
I really enjoyed Neverwhere. I have Ocean at the end of the lane but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2089 on: July 19, 2015, 10:48:51 AM »
This week it's The Death house by Sarah Pinborough, one of those Kindle daily's that caught my eye. Goes to proves what H3K's always saying about openings.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2090 on: July 19, 2015, 11:04:12 AM »
"The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2091 on: July 19, 2015, 02:51:02 PM »
I'm reading "The Goldfinch" and listening to "Girl on the train" (thank you BBC!)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2092 on: July 26, 2015, 04:22:31 AM »
Inside the Gas Chambers: Eight Months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz (Shlomo Venezia)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2093 on: August 01, 2015, 02:04:04 PM »
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale. Volume #5 of stories by Phillip K Dicks. Just reading the forward sent me to the keyboard with an idea for a new story of my own.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2094 on: August 01, 2015, 02:27:30 PM »
Stoner by John Williams. Written a fair while ago, but I'm enjoying it's nicely measured sentences.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2095 on: August 01, 2015, 03:25:27 PM »
"Life, the Universe, and Everything" by Douglas Adams

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2096 on: August 01, 2015, 06:53:04 PM »
Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2097 on: August 01, 2015, 07:09:13 PM »
Time's Arrow by Martin Amis.
Love stories that mess with time.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2098 on: August 02, 2015, 02:46:03 PM »
Just finished The Girl Next Door, and I definitely wouldn't suggest it just anybody, it's pretty brutal in the subject matter, but if you've got a thick skin, enjoy crime-related horror, and want to see a great example of an author who has complete control of his language, writes seamlessly, just a good example of good writing all around, give it a try. I can't hardly read anything these days without my inner editor butting in, but with this book, I found absolutely nothing wrong with the writing. It kept me engaged the whole time. Read it in one single sitting. If you were to buy it, I'd suggest the paperback addition with the two short story freebies. Those were good too.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2099 on: August 02, 2015, 04:57:40 PM »
Robert A. Heinlein's 
J O B  A Comedy of Justice

Another of my older "I'm not sure where this came from" books, but I'm glad I have it and finally getting around to reading it.

It started off find with a description of a fire pit, the kind used for walking over hot coals.

Wanting to see what was about to take place, I kept reading and only stopped last night when I could not longer focus on the words.

Looking forward to continuing tonight if not before.  ;)
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