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Offline thatollie

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #285 on: February 14, 2010, 06:16:06 AM »
Just read Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, not sure what to read next.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #286 on: February 14, 2010, 11:37:32 AM »
I'm reading The Passage to India by E.M. Forster, and also Atonement by Ian McEwan. I have to compare the two novels for an English Literature class I am taking. :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #287 on: February 14, 2010, 11:53:31 AM »
The Left Hand of God, Paul Hoffman

Really good so far!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #288 on: February 15, 2010, 02:42:43 PM »
Alien Plot   by Piers Anthony 8)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #289 on: February 15, 2010, 02:45:11 PM »
Smoke Ring

by Larry Niven
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #290 on: February 16, 2010, 02:57:17 AM »
Burglar Diaries - Danny King (again)

finishing Radetzky March - Joseph Roth

Der Theatermacher - Thomas Bernhard for nthe umpteenth time, mainly because I am going to see the play again soon.

depends where I am, have a couple of others on the go too.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #291 on: February 16, 2010, 06:57:53 PM »
Firefly by Piers Anthony 8)

Anyone into the fantasy sci-fi genre, I just finished an amazing book called Quest for the Fallen Star.  The author is James Richey, but it will most likely be listed under Piers Anthony, as he was a collaborator.  I highly suggest it.  It's not short though, 240,000  words.  If you do read, enjoy.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #292 on: February 21, 2010, 09:17:01 AM »
Perdido Street Station - China Mieville

AA, as you can see ^ Long books don't intimidate me.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #293 on: February 21, 2010, 04:41:23 PM »
It is Impossible for me to read one book at a time so:

A Thousand Spendid Suns by Khaled Hosseni

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Return to Sender by Julia Alavarez (for a teen book club that I'm starting at the local library next week)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #294 on: February 21, 2010, 04:45:29 PM »
Just finished Steamed by Katie MacAlister.  Very intersesting steampunk romance. 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #295 on: February 22, 2010, 05:44:22 PM »
Im re-reading the books of Eca De Queiros (Portuguese author)..
Just finished  'The Crime of Father Amaro'....and now re-reading 'Cousin Bazilio'...
Im also reading Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol'...excellent read! ;D

Nearly forgot Im also reading H.G. Wells book of short stories...this man had an amazing mind!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #296 on: February 23, 2010, 12:56:09 AM »
The Runes of Earth
by Stephen R. Donaldson


Having a hard time getting into it though.  He's obviously well educated, and some of his terminology kills the flow for me.  ??? (I hate having to use a dictionary to be able to read a book.)  I suppose this shows my thorough lack of education. ;D 8)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #297 on: February 23, 2010, 03:53:02 AM »
Axelotl Roadkill - Helene Hegemann (18 year old German writer)

supposed to have "stolen" much of it from an internet novel. The new edition now has a bibliography in it.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #298 on: February 24, 2010, 06:56:37 PM »
The Runes of Earth
by Stephen R. Donaldson


Having a hard time getting into it though.  He's obviously well educated, and some of his terminology kills the flow for me.  ??? (I hate having to use a dictionary to be able to read a book.)  I suppose this shows my thorough lack of education. ;D 8)
I've been meaning to read him for a while, although I have a huge TBR pile.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #299 on: February 25, 2010, 01:38:27 AM »
I'm working my way through the complete Sherlock Holmes stories on my daily commute; at home I've nearly finished Gunslinger by Stephen King.