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Offline Catherine F

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2505 on: June 07, 2017, 03:19:26 PM »
Timeless best being Jane Austen.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2506 on: July 08, 2017, 05:13:56 PM »
A Breath of Snow and Ashes, by Diana Gabaldon and a couple of creative writing books. 

Next on my fiction list is something from either Kate Elliott or Ilona Andrews; I have to look where I left off in either the Crown of Stars series or the Kate Daniels series.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2507 on: July 09, 2017, 08:17:44 AM »
Right now?

The Divine Comedy by Dante.  I think it is the best thing anyone has ever written.

It's not called a 'comedy' because it's funny.  In Dante's time, there were two kinds of writing: tragedy and comedy.  Comedy was not actually funny.  It started out sad and ended happy, and got its point across through grotesque characterizations.  The word 'divine' was added long after it was written.  It was originally titled, 'The Comedy'.  The main character travels from hell to purgatory to heaven, meeting characters and beasts from other authors like Virgil, and meeting the woman Dante loved...it's amazing.

Recently I have been interested in apocrypha and re-read Enoch I  I also very much like The Shepherd of Hermas and have read that many times.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2508 on: July 20, 2017, 02:10:16 PM »
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk

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Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2509 on: September 19, 2017, 07:51:12 PM »
I have just finished reading Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin.

I am now reading A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon. I'm a particular fan of his debut novel Vurt, which is one of the most strikingly insane SF novels that I've ever read (and that's quite a list to get on).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2510 on: September 19, 2017, 09:05:55 PM »
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss.
Also different mysteries by Agatha Christie. :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2511 on: September 20, 2017, 04:27:25 AM »
Re-reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  I probably last read it at school.  I could cheerfully kill some of the characters, particularly that canting old fool Joseph.  He's forever quoting but misusing 'the scriptures', but in a dialect almost as impenetrable as a Yorkshire Moors fog.   Emily did her readers no favours by making the old bastard so opaque.  (Unlike the others I can't 'hear' his voice when reading it.)

I remember thinking at school 'my Mum's from Yorkshire, but she doesn't talk like that'.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2512 on: September 22, 2017, 06:05:59 AM »
With that being that, I'm moving on to Monday Starts on Saturday by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2513 on: September 22, 2017, 11:30:37 PM »
Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2514 on: November 19, 2017, 06:46:22 AM »
The House Next Door by Anne River Siddons

Audio: Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2515 on: November 19, 2017, 07:07:41 AM »
IQ by Joe Ide
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2516 on: November 20, 2017, 10:07:03 AM »
I am reading La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman.

It's so wonderful to be back in Lyra's world.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2517 on: November 22, 2017, 10:59:56 AM »
Hell House by Richard Matheson

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2518 on: November 22, 2017, 03:13:03 PM »
Re-reading Watcher in the Shadows by Geoffery Household.  Like most Household books it's a man-hunt, set in the English countryside, but with an unusual twist or two and the added comp-lication of other people the hero doesn't want to put at risk.

It's my bus-trip reading on the Kindle.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2519 on: November 22, 2017, 04:13:37 PM »
Just finished 'I am Pilgrim' by Terry Hayes, better than I expected. About to start 'The Little Paris Bookshop' by Nina George , feeling the need for something a bit lighter.