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Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:02 pm
by Starine
The Midnight Assassin. I love true crime stories, and there is no finer author of such than Skip Hollandsworth.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:22 pm
by War Admiral
Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings---book 1 of the Belgariad series.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:46 pm
by Tessablue
Embassytown: A+++ I loved it SO much. Need to read everything China Mieville has written now.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:57 pm
by Prairie Bayou
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's part of her Covenant series. I like her stuff a lot. Finished her Lux series last year.


I would love to read The Magicians. The TV show is awesome and like someone mentioned here I really don't care for Quentin. In the series his hair drives me nuts. After that it's just every single self righteous bone in his body. I imagine he's like that in the books as well.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:00 pm
by War Admiral
Malice by John Gwynne. It's the first book in a new fantasy series. If you like epic fantasy along the lines of Sword of Shannara or LOTR then I highly recommend this book.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:26 pm
by Miesque1973
Unlikeable, by Edward Klein. Slightly outdated now, but still interesting.

~Miesque

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:52 am
by ElPrado2
Anyone interested in mysteries, try Nevada Barr.
She writes a series with a park ranger fighting everything from coyotes to mass murderers in parks all over the US. You get fires, pack rats, misplaced cows, loony photographers, you name it, she will rescue something every seventh page.
It's not really bad. Right now I'm chasing a wacko around the Statue of Liberty.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:50 am
by Prairie Bayou
I finished Diety by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I'm now working on the 4th book. Apollyon.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:29 am
by stark
Blood Lines
Melissa Del Bosque


The True Story of a drug cartel, the FBI, and the battle for a horse-racing dynasty!

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062448507/bloodlines

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:56 pm
by Catalina
On my reading list for October:

A re-read of "A Walk Through the Woods" by Bill Bryson.

And, a new book, "Turn Right At Macchu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time", by Mark Adams.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:46 pm
by Catalina
"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.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:22 pm
by Still on the Farm
The Atlantic and Its Enemies--A History of the Cold War by Norman Stone

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
by Tessablue
I can't believe I'm 27 years old and reading a brand new His Dark Materials book. And it's so good.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:36 pm
by starrydreamer
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:

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:09 pm
by Somnambulist
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.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:58 pm
by starrydreamer
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.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:39 pm
by Matt Converse
Check out my new novelette on Amazon, Leather Head. It's horror.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 am
by starrydreamer
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.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:42 pm
by stark

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:19 am
by starrydreamer
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.