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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #300 on: February 27, 2010, 07:33:31 PM »
Now's my chance to share my annoying thinking thing!

I am currently reading "The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane.

To unkindly summarize, it is good read. But I am spending a longer time finishing it than with other books I read. I enjoy this subject matter and the author's analysis of a young soldier becoming a man amid his fears and troubles in a war. However, I cannot cull it as immensely readable: if I read too fast, I miss too much details. I find myself required to read it intensely, and for a short book (think a Signet Classic of 100 pages), it is straining my relationship with time. Plus a few words throw me out the pages, thus more time alotted for it. (But as always, it is good to read with a dictionary! <3)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #301 on: April 10, 2010, 03:49:55 PM »
War and Peace - Tolstoy

'nuff said.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #302 on: April 10, 2010, 04:35:13 PM »
Just finished Dan Brown's 'Lost Symbol'....and really enjoyed it ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #303 on: April 16, 2010, 02:45:36 PM »
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #304 on: April 18, 2010, 06:00:02 PM »
Re-reading Eca De Queiros'  'Cousin Bazilio'......
I recommend this writer..

Also reading more of H.G.Wells short stories..what a mind that man had! ;)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #305 on: April 20, 2010, 04:37:44 AM »
I just finished The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks
I'm not sure what to read next, I have lots of books.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #306 on: April 26, 2010, 10:15:53 PM »
Just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by PKD
It was awesome.

Probably read some Robert Swindells next.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #307 on: April 27, 2010, 05:41:04 PM »
Just finished 'Blueeyed Boy' by Joanne Harris.  Excellent, and very twisty turny (and somewhat timey-whiney).

Next up is 'Colony' by JA (Jan) Henderson.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #308 on: April 27, 2010, 07:40:02 PM »
Currently reading Day Of Reckoning by Jack Higgins.  I'm enjoying it so far, but Jack/Harry ought to shoot his proofreader.  Seeing as it's a fairly old book perhaps he has...

But you want to know why, don't you.  Because one of the women is carrying a 25 mm Colt automatic with hollow point bullets.

Someone got lost in the conversion between metric and imperial.  .25 of an inch is fine, but 25 mm is near as damn it one whole inch.  The woman's carrying a small cannon ;-)

Still, it's not as funny as when someone has a poacher carrying a 'folding 4.10' instead of .410.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #309 on: April 30, 2010, 04:08:26 AM »
Just finishing re-reading Justine by Lawrence Durrell. 
Wish I could post a photo of my bedside reading, or perhaps not - lol.  Margaret Atwood - re-reading Oryx and Crake as a precurser to reading The Year of The Flood.   can hardly wait.    Then there's The Magus, and  Poems of New York and, The Age of Reason and, The Year of Magical Thinking and, The Hobbit and,  Watership Down and,  The Shipping News and,  Bird by Bird and,  Sylvia Plath and,  Dorothy Porter.  They sit atop one another beside my bed awaiting my whim. I wish I was more sturdy.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #310 on: May 04, 2010, 12:02:15 PM »
Good Day

I am reading  APULEIUS METAMORPHOSES OR GOLDEN ASS AND OTHER WORKS  Printed in London: George Bell and sons, York Street, Covent  Garden 1889

Just started reading, interesting read but slow as my mind is trying to give me the modern translations.

Look forward to reading and enjoy what is suppose to be an excellent story for all times.

This is totally different type of book than I have read before but am always willing to read outside my comfort zone.

If anyone has read it please let me know what you think.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #311 on: May 04, 2010, 04:57:45 PM »
Currently on pg 525/1368 of War and Peace. Hoping to get to 1000 by Monday.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #312 on: May 05, 2010, 04:04:34 AM »
The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #313 on: May 05, 2010, 11:18:33 AM »
Currently on pg 525/1368 of War and Peace. Hoping to get to 1000 by Monday.


is reading enjoyable when it's a race to get to page thousand? I read because I  enjoy it. Isn't war and peace a good read? Enjoyed it immensely. If it arrives tomorrow I will start Robert Musil - Mann ohne Eigenschaften
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #314 on: May 07, 2010, 06:16:54 AM »
Currently reading 'Rynn's World' by Steve Parker and am about twenty pages from the finish so will be moving onto 'Helsreach' by Aaron Demski-Bowden, or Soulhunter by the same author.
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