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Offline LilaReid

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2520 on: November 23, 2017, 01:00:39 PM »
I'm actually reading two books at the moment.

First is 'The Child Thief' by Gerald Brom. It's a dark fantasy and while I'm only a few pages into it, I still really enjoy it.

The other is a young adult book, 'Four Weeks, Five People' by Jennifer Yu. I love books about mental illness and while the plot is a little different than what I normally read, its okay.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2521 on: February 11, 2018, 11:07:03 AM »
For my SFF bookgroup, I'm just about to finish Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones.
What a cunning, clever werewolf book. Probably the best one I've read.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2522 on: December 06, 2018, 04:36:37 AM »
Hey, everybody!

I hope you don't mind a newbie trying to revive quite an inactive thread. I really like "What are You Reading?" threads, and couldn't resist posting here.
This year I've been reading both fiction and non-fiction, and I'm happy I've done so.

Fiction: I'm currently reading Pico Iyer's "Abandon," and I'm nearly done. The writing is really not-rushed. I wouldn't call it slow, but it is quite mellow in terms of how it progresses. That's perhaps because the author presents California as an idyllic yet full-to-the-brim kinda place. It's involves an Englishman studying Sufism in California, and Iyer's California is truly diverse. Not in the pamphlet sense, but in terms of the history the place has endured and its remnants. Also prominent are: a critical and sensible presentation of Islam, meditations on the nature of faith and loss. I've found the book really rewarding so far.
Non-fiction: Currently reading "Humanities through the Arts" (9th Edition). It is quite interesting and presents a good account of how the arts are shaped by and inform the sociopolitical context they originate from. Yet to finish this title, though.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2523 on: December 06, 2018, 09:32:23 AM »
Since a newbie decided to resurrect this one from the dead, another newbie will add to it.

I am currently reading nothing  :o :o :o :o But! I did just buy No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. I loved The Road and Blood Meridian simply floored me, so I'm hoping this one is just as good.


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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2524 on: December 20, 2018, 02:57:00 AM »
Thomas Cromwell A Revolutionary Life - Diarmaid MacCulloch
Just a well-read punk peasant

Going to church makes you a christian as much as standing in a garage makes you a car!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2525 on: January 05, 2019, 04:24:55 AM »
Girl's Last Tour
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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2526 on: January 07, 2019, 09:15:16 AM »
House of Suns - Alastair Reynolds
Never make a decision standing up.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2527 on: January 08, 2019, 12:06:19 AM »
Re-reading, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams... again.


There are very few books I read more than once. This is one of them.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. -Chinese proverb

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2528 on: January 08, 2019, 09:41:30 PM »
Just started reading I Hope I Screw This Up by Kyle Cease, funny so far...I  have a tendency  to start books and then struggle to finish them...hopefully I don't screw it up this time ;)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2529 on: January 24, 2019, 12:51:29 AM »
Oh, I'm having a lot of fun rereading an old classic to help out my nephew with his To Kill a Mockingbird essay!

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2530 on: April 05, 2019, 02:20:52 PM »
"The Hot Kid" by Elmore Leonard. Prohibition-era crime is such a fun genre to read and write about.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2531 on: Yesterday at 03:30:59 AM »
Currently reading two books, both by Thomas Pynchon: (i) V and (ii) The Crying of Lot 49

I must admit I like V better :)