What are you reading now?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by SunnyE » February 10th, 2013, 6:33 pm

Just finished Minder by Jennifer Kabay. I loved it! MC's are a little younger, but has some dark themes to it. She put some twists on the traditional mythical characters that I really liked. Had not heard of the author before, but was glad I bought it. Just saw it's free right now on Amazon if anyone's interested. Link to book: http://www.amazon.com/Minder-ebook/d...eywords=minder

Now I'm reading CIty of Bones from the Mortal Instruments. Haven't gotten far enough in to determine if it's as great as I've heard others say it is. :)

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Post by JohnDurvin » February 21st, 2013, 9:47 am

I know I'm supposed to be reading new books, but I seem to be getting into the early parts of the cosmic horror genre--Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, all those guys. This isn't good, because my WIP really doesn't need to be influenced by them--Huck Finn and Paul Bunyan don't need to go on a dream-quest to unknown Kadath--but first I discovered Lord Dunsany, and he leads pretty naturally into them. If only there were more imitators for Carl Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories"...!

But you know, honestly, after writing that bit about Finn and Bunyan, it actually does sound pretty good. So never mind!

EDIT: I also just found an online archive of the complete run of "Little Nemo". I've read some of McCay's "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend", but this stuff is crazy. Among other things, I wonder if he was aware of the psychosexual imagery of a young boy repeatedly dreaming that there was a beautiful princess that had selected him to be her (quote) "playmate".
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Post by Beethovenfan » May 23rd, 2013, 12:09 am

Just finished reading ONE BREATH AWAY by Heather Gudenkauf. It was a pretty good read. It takes an interesting approach to POV in that all five major characters speak in the first person. Each chapter is done from one person's POV so we know everything that's going on from the way they see things. It worked well, at least for me. I highly recommend this book.
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Post by Beethovenfan » August 1st, 2013, 3:48 am

Just finished ODD INTERLUDE by Dean Koontz. It was OK. Started out great, then sorta went downhill. I read another of his Odd Thomas books, BROTHER ODD, which I thought was much more entertaining. Starting in on ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card. I've read it before years ago, but I hardly remember it. I want to read it again before the movie comes out.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by abc » April 16th, 2014, 11:26 pm

Laini Taylor! Dreams of Gods and Monsters. Really enjoyed this series.

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Post by Tom » May 15th, 2014, 10:31 am

I am a little ashamed to say that I am reading the Hobbit for the first time (I am 28). I have been told over and over to read this book since I was 6 years old but have put it off for so long. Despite being a children's book, I find it very interesting, especially since I can see similarities with Beowulf, which Tolkien studied in great detail.
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Post by hesperus_lux » September 4th, 2015, 1:23 pm

I just finished "The Windup Girl" which is pretty good. It takes place in an interesting and plausible scifi reality. It won the Hugo and the Nebula!

Now I am reading "Interview with a Vampire" for the first time. I am about 2/3 of the way through and I gotta say that this reads like literature. Rice's sentences in this book are florid, musical, and impressive. I hear that the other books use simpler language but are page turners. I am looking forward to experiencing this contrast as I continue in the series.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Peterloom » October 6th, 2015, 3:04 am

Hi everyone, I'm new so I've been checking out the forums to see what I can find to read.

Right now I'm reading a book for a new author a friend told me about. The author is M.R. Chavez. Looks like he is just getting started with writing books. The book is called The Last Umbra.

It's pretty entertaining and something I would never think of. It's an Adventure, action-thriller. It is focused on the admiration for the Japanese warrior class. This book tells of not a pride filled Samurai, but instead, a ninja assassin on a quest in gold-rush era California.

If anyone want to check it out you can find it here.

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Umbra-M-R-Ch ... B00W01KUD4

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by longknife » October 7th, 2015, 6:05 pm

The Life of Father Consag, a Jesuit of 1740 in Lower California - makes one wonder how they lived and survived in times and places like that. It's hard enough to live there today.
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Post by SamuelStokes » October 10th, 2015, 8:28 pm

I just finished Troll Mountain one of Matthew Reilly's short stories. Was a great read.
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