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Offline Mark H

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1545 on: July 17, 2013, 05:27:32 PM »
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1546 on: July 17, 2013, 05:39:44 PM »
A Passion for Narrative: A Guide for Writing Fiction by Jack Hodgins.

I read it once several years ago, and I keep revisiting it every time I stumbling with some aspect of my writing. I picked it up from the library today because my short story's plot is a bit flat. I really should just track down my own copy to have on hand at all times.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1547 on: July 18, 2013, 08:15:00 AM »
World War Z, by Max Brooks. Not a big fan of zombies, and hated stuff like Walking Dead and all those -of the Dead movies. Still, looks promising after reading the first 'chapter', or what'ya call it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1548 on: July 20, 2013, 01:30:28 AM »
Chicken Soup For The Soul - Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1549 on: July 21, 2013, 10:34:24 AM »
OK, I'm jealous.  :-\ Not of that book per se, but of your unlimited access to real books.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1550 on: July 21, 2013, 12:25:48 PM »
A Room Full of Bones, by Elly Griffiths.

The Watchman, by Robert Crais MP3

The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald CD.

And, Drift, by Rachel Maddow Ebook.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1551 on: July 21, 2013, 03:11:30 PM »
"Shine, Shine, Shine" - Lydia Netzer
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1552 on: July 29, 2013, 10:56:06 AM »
I've read Dan Brown's Inferno - say what you like about him, I don't care, he still writes a damn good thriller - and just finished Siege by Simon Kernick. Never even heard of him before I picked up this one, and it was brilliant; read it in a few days.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1553 on: July 29, 2013, 11:13:21 AM »
Light of the World, by James Lee Burke

On the Road, by Jack Kerouac E-book

The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater. MP3

1984, by George Orwell. audio from YouTube :-D
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And, Suspect, by Robert Crais on CD

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1554 on: July 29, 2013, 11:18:15 AM »
Skald, thank you for the tips. I still haven't finished the Nesbo book. I wanted a not-Swedish crime kick. Will try Denmark. :D

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1555 on: July 29, 2013, 11:23:36 AM »
The last Nesbo novel I read was kind of hard to get through--perhaps it was the translation-- but I haven't had any problem with Henning Mankell's.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1556 on: July 29, 2013, 11:36:30 AM »
'I'll catch you'  - Jesse Kellermann - won't finish this, but chapter 7 is an absolute must read for all budding writers who have done a course.
'On Writing' - Stephen King
'Steal like an Artist' - Austin Kleon
'The Land of Painted Caves' - Jean M Auel - struggling through this one - the others were all unputdownable - might not finish this one either
'Fallen' - Karin Slaughter

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1557 on: July 29, 2013, 12:29:19 PM »
'I'll catch you'  - Jesse Kellermann - won't finish this, but chapter 7 is an absolute must read for all budding writers who have done a course.
'On Writing' - Stephen King
'Steal like an Artist' - Austin Kleon
'The Land of Painted Caves' - Jean M Auel - struggling through this one - the others were all unputdownable - might not finish this one either
'Fallen' - Karin Slaughter

I really enjoy "On Writing".  I'm not a huge King fan, though occasionally he comes up with something that just floors me ("the long boy, the thing with the endless piebald side" from Lisey's Story) but I love the glimpse into the perspective of such a prolific author.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1558 on: July 29, 2013, 01:21:28 PM »
Bag of Bones is another interesting King novel.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1559 on: July 29, 2013, 01:35:18 PM »
'I'll catch you'  - Jesse Kellermann - won't finish this, but chapter 7 is an absolute must read for all budding writers who have done a course.
'On Writing' - Stephen King
'Steal like an Artist' - Austin Kleon
'The Land of Painted Caves' - Jean M Auel - struggling through this one - the others were all unputdownable - might not finish this one either
'Fallen' - Karin Slaughter

I wouldn't even bother with Painted Caves; nothing happens apart from going round looking at loads of painted caves. Can't believe she's the same woman who wrote the brilliant CLan of the Cave Bear.
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