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Catalina
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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.
Still on the Farm
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:22 pm

The Atlantic and Its Enemies--A History of the Cold War by Norman Stone
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Tessablue
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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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starrydreamer
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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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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.
"Life's no piece of cake, mind you, but the recipe's my own to fool with."
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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.
Matt Converse
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Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Check out my new novelette on Amazon, Leather Head. It's horror.
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starrydreamer
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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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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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starrydreamer
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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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Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:36 am

Now my handbook is "Gambling 102: The Best Strategies for All Casino Games" Michael Shackleford http://getcasinobonus.net/
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:48 am

GazetteStorm wrote:Now my handbook is "Gambling 102: The Best Strategies for All Casino Games" Michael Shackleford http://getcasinobonus.net/
I recommend to read Fools Die is a 1978 novel by Italian American author Mario Puzo
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:54 am

The Photo Ark - published by National Geographic
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:01 pm

Ballerina wrote:The Photo Ark - published by National Geographic
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/national-g ... -the-year/
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
Catalina
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:05 pm

Stellar!
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Ballerina
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:45 pm

stark wrote:
Ballerina wrote:The Photo Ark - published by National Geographic
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/national-g ... -the-year/
Nope - this is the one. Fascinating, and the photography is amazing

https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/pro ... -photo-ark

Currently reading KINGS ROW - written in 1940. WOW!
nathan11
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:03 am

I am reading Arch of Triumph - a novel about a refugee surgeon who tries to survive in France.
Very interesting but quite uneasy read though, sad...
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:04 am

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer
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Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:07 am

Don't know much about her, but Sasscer Hill will be a guest on TVG's Rich Perloff show Tuesday.

https://twitter.com/SasscerHill
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:22 am

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