What Are You Reading?

Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Catalina » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:46 pm

"Turn Right At Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time", by Mark Adams turned out to be an excellent book!

Bryson's "Walk Through the Woods", however, did not do well as a re-read.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Still on the Farm » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:22 pm

The Atlantic and Its Enemies--A History of the Cold War by Norman Stone
Knowing how to read the Racing Form is not horsemanship.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Tessablue » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm

I can't believe I'm 27 years old and reading a brand new His Dark Materials book. And it's so good.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby starrydreamer » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:36 pm

Just finished reading Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld. It's a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Took a little bit to pick up, but Sittenfeld ultimately did a good job balancing the familiar and beloved with the new. I think it might also become a tv movie.

Now I'm on The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood. Definitely not the frothy fun of Eligible. :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Somnambulist » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:09 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
Now I'm on The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood. Definitely not the frothy fun of Eligible. :lol:


I put this off forever because of the reviews. I either love Atwood (Blind Assassin) or I don't (Cat's Eye), but I liked this one a lot. Which made me happy, since I paid for it as a hardcover.

I just finished Barren Island by Carol Zoref. I've been pretty fascinated by the lesser known islands around NYC lately and while the characters did zilch for me, the research that went into it is swoon-worthy. Now it's Kevin Hearne's A Plague of Giants. I did swear off any fantasy series with no ending but I so love Hearne that I just want to support him. There's probably nothing better than worldbuilding and this is just that.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby starrydreamer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:58 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:
Now I'm on The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood. Definitely not the frothy fun of Eligible. :lol:


I put this off forever because of the reviews. I either love Atwood (Blind Assassin) or I don't (Cat's Eye), but I liked this one a lot. Which made me happy, since I paid for it as a hardcover.

I just finished Barren Island by Carol Zoref. I've been pretty fascinated by the lesser known islands around NYC lately and while the characters did zilch for me, the research that went into it is swoon-worthy. Now it's Kevin Hearne's A Plague of Giants. I did swear off any fantasy series with no ending but I so love Hearne that I just want to support him. There's probably nothing better than worldbuilding and this is just that.


The more I think about The Heart Goes Last, the more I like it. I could have done without Stan's perspective, really, but I get why she put his voice in there.

Now I'm stuck on the waiting list for a bunch of books. Downside of libraries.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby Matt Converse » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Check out my new novelette on Amazon, Leather Head. It's horror.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby starrydreamer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 am

Reading Everything, Everything and, well, it's so sweet. My husband tells me that a person in her mid-30s shouldn't be reading teen lit anymore, but he can bite me. ;)

I'm also reading Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang, a collection of short stories with a sci-fi bent. Stories of Your Life itself was the basis of the movie Arrival, which I loved. The story did not disappoint. I love nonlinear storytelling, as long as it all fits together in the end.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby stark » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:42 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: What Are You Reading?

Postby starrydreamer » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:19 am

I read all three of the Red Rising books in a span of a week. Just in time for the new trilogy to start! Pierce Brown did an amazing job creating a new world. I read Red Queen after, and it was just... immature next to Red Rising. Red Queen was, however, less bloody and less full of tropes.

I also read The Sun is Also a Star and loved it.

The only problem with getting ebooks from the library is the waiting. I keep reading series and you have to time it JUST right so you get them in the right order.
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