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Offline heidi52

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2460 on: November 05, 2016, 05:29:16 PM »
At the Water's Edge by Sarah Gruen

I loved Water for Elephants and I'm enjoying this one a lot. Big plus that it's set in Scotland in the same area I visited this summer.   ;D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2461 on: November 05, 2016, 09:22:01 PM »
Just finished Big Fish.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2462 on: November 15, 2016, 12:32:31 PM »
The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Micheal Swanwick

Damn, this thing turned out to be amazing. I rarely feel this kind of jealousy when reading.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2463 on: November 19, 2016, 03:03:16 AM »
I tried The Awakening by Kate Chopin, and samples of The Great Divorce and The Problem of Pain by CS Lewis.  Couldn't really get into any of them. The Awakening is very subtle. Kindle samples don't always give enough of a lead into the book, so I might still download The Great Divorce as the summary sounds the most interesting.
'When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story,’ he said. ‘When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.'  Stephen King - On Writing.

While health and strength allow, tolerate work.  For soon come bent old age and silent foot.  Ovid.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2464 on: December 19, 2016, 10:34:21 AM »
Re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
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Offline RamblingRose

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2465 on: December 19, 2016, 11:23:37 AM »
Re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Love that book!

Finished The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, now on my own re-read: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and The City and The City by China Mieville. Christmas comfort reading.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2466 on: December 23, 2016, 07:57:41 PM »
Small Island by Andrea Levy.
'When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story,’ he said. ‘When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all the things that are not the story.'  Stephen King - On Writing.

While health and strength allow, tolerate work.  For soon come bent old age and silent foot.  Ovid.

Offline Clarius

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2467 on: January 11, 2017, 03:29:17 PM »
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill.
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To see oursels as others see us

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2468 on: January 15, 2017, 05:07:29 AM »
Jeffrey Archer's prison diaries of which there are three volumes. I'm on the second. He makes some good points about the prison system but labours (rightly?) his sense of injustice regarding his own sentencing. I'm not sure yet if I'll read the third straight away.
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Offline Mastafrank

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2469 on: January 19, 2017, 01:13:50 PM »
Belle de Jour,diary of a  london call girl

Interesting look at the life of a University student working in the sex trade

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_de_Jour_(writer)#Diary_of_a_London_Call_Girl

Offline RamblingRose

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2470 on: January 19, 2017, 01:18:43 PM »
Annihilation, Authority and Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer (the Southern Reach Trilogy). Loved the first, was much less engaged by the second and third sadly.

Offline Clarius

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2471 on: January 22, 2017, 05:15:50 AM »
The third volume of Archer's prison diaries. Well, I've started, so I guess I'll finish...
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2472 on: January 24, 2017, 04:57:17 AM »
The Pimp by Giorgio Faletti

It's a strange one.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2473 on: January 31, 2017, 02:33:21 PM »
Little Women (Alcott), for the characters.
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Offline Laura H

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2474 on: January 31, 2017, 07:41:24 PM »
It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

“Don't be like the rest of them, darling.” ― Eudora Welty