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What are you reading now?

Post by Marla Warren » December 10th, 2009, 12:07 pm

What are you reading now?

I’m reading The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson.

The book examines the economic aspects of the Golden Age of Piracy, from 1670 to 1725. Fascinating!
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Post by Nathan Bransford » December 10th, 2009, 12:32 pm

CHILD 44 by Tom Rob Smith

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Post by MosesSiregar » December 10th, 2009, 12:39 pm

"How not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide" by Mittelmark and Newman.

One of the most hilarious things I have ever read. It would even be funny to people with no interest in writing.
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Post by Mira » December 10th, 2009, 12:50 pm

I received a set of ya fantasy novels as a gift, and I'm working my way through them. They're by Percy Jackson, and they are about a young boy who is part God. The first one is called the Lightening Thief.

They're cute, light-hearted and a quick, easy read.

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Post by kristi » December 10th, 2009, 3:13 pm

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I'm loving it!!!!

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Post by John Ross Harvey » December 10th, 2009, 4:00 pm

book 1 of Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, a bit harder to read than other YA stuff I've read, but beginning to get interesting.
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Post by Nathan Bransford » December 10th, 2009, 6:12 pm

kristi wrote:The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I'm loving it!!!!
Yeah, THE BOOK THIEF is amazing!

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Post by kristi » December 10th, 2009, 6:17 pm

Nathan Bransford wrote:
kristi wrote:The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I'm loving it!!!!
Yeah, THE BOOK THIEF is amazing!
I don't know if he has written other books but I don't see how you could possibly top the whole death as a narrator thing.

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Post by marilyn peake » December 10th, 2009, 8:21 pm

BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest - awesome steampunk novel!
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Post by Harper Karcz » December 10th, 2009, 8:52 pm

I just started reading DREAMING IN CUBAN, by Cristina Garcia.

And I'm listening to M.T. Anderson's FEED on audiobook.
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Post by Harper Karcz » December 10th, 2009, 8:55 pm

kristi wrote:
Nathan Bransford wrote:
kristi wrote:The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I'm loving it!!!!
Yeah, THE BOOK THIEF is amazing!
I don't know if he has written other books but I don't see how you could possibly top the whole death as a narrator thing.
If you like THE BOOK THIEF, check out Zusak's I AM THE MESSENGER. It came out a few years before THE BOOK THIEF, and it's quite different from that book, but I love it almost as much.
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Post by Nick » December 10th, 2009, 8:57 pm

A Place of Execution by Val McDermid.
Caught the ITV adaptation on PBS last month and loved it. Once I found out it was adapted from a book and not an original drama I was practically running out my front door to pick up the book. Not at all sorry I did so. So far, one of the best books I've read this year, presently tied only with Robert Harris' The Ghost, and it's looking like it will surpass that one soon enough.

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Post by Tzalaran » December 10th, 2009, 9:56 pm

'Self-Editing for Fiction Writers' by Renni Browne and Dave King
i've learned alot from it so far.

For fiction, i'm going to re-read 'Jhereg' and the Taltos series by Steven Brust in anticipation of the new book coming out early next year.
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Post by Uncle Gus » December 11th, 2009, 12:40 am

THE WALKAWAY - Scott Phillips

It's a follow-up (kinda) to THE ICE HARVEST, a great movie and an even better book.

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Post by Hillsy » December 11th, 2009, 7:16 am

Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds.

Guess what.....over 200000 words, easy!!! How ever do these things get published....hehe....I jest of course - I think it's his 2nd novel...=0)

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