What are you reading now?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by charlotte49ers » January 9th, 2011, 9:06 pm

Paused w/ Black to read my friend from high school's manuscript that was recently purchased by Harper Collins.

Then back to Black…isn't that a CD or something…and then Matched came in the mail. :D

And on the 11th, I'm ordering Across the Universe. I'm so excited for that one. :-)

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » January 11th, 2011, 12:32 pm

THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES by Roberto Bolano

File this one as another "young adult novel adults don't want young adults to read." A bunch of hyper smart teenage poets drift around Mexico City, get in arguments, and fight off sexual tension.
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Evelyn » January 11th, 2011, 12:41 pm

"Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village" by James Maskalyk

It's good. I like the way he writes. He's with the humanitarian group "Doctors Without Borders." It's ... hard to read about some of the stuff that he deals with.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Nathan Bransford » January 12th, 2011, 2:11 am

TRAVELING MERCIES - Anne Lamott

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Matthew MacNish » January 14th, 2011, 7:13 am

THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith

Very dark, disturbing YA.

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis

It would be easy to just call this YA Sci-Fi, but it's much more than that.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by shadow » January 14th, 2011, 2:07 pm

GRACELING - Kristin Cashore (Forgive my spelling if I made a mistake)

I just started and I find that there is quite a bit of telling and backstory in the first chapter. Its a very intriguing story, though and I am enjoying it so far :)
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » January 15th, 2011, 2:20 pm

Nathan Bransford wrote:TRAVELING MERCIES - Anne Lamott

I like Lamott's non-fiction, but I've never read any of her novels. Curious to see what you think of it.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » January 15th, 2011, 2:22 pm

Just finished The Locked Room, by Sjowall and Wahloo (which was great), and am about to start Arctic Chill, by Arnaldur Indridason. Also finished Jacob Wonderbar. :)
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cookie » January 15th, 2011, 4:52 pm

Snow Flower and the Secret fan by Lisa See

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by thrintone » January 16th, 2011, 12:54 pm

Foundling by DM Cornish.

I finished Matched before this and thought it was great. I'm looing forward to the next installment.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » January 17th, 2011, 11:38 am

A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin

Only a few chapters in, but already there's some hints at sex and some cursing, which makes this better than the Tolkien I read as a kid. Thinking of adding R. R. initials to my name.
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Matthew MacNish » January 28th, 2011, 1:39 pm

steve wrote:A GAME OF THRONES by George R. R. Martin

Only a few chapters in, but already there's some hints at sex and some cursing, which makes this better than the Tolkien I read as a kid. Thinking of adding R. R. initials to my name.
Enjoy Steve! I'm listening to it on Audiobook, and I have to see it's the best Fantasy I've ever read, er - listened to. I'm almost done with the first volume (this same one) and I simply cannot believe how complex this novel is, without ever getting too complex. Martin is a Maester.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Matthew MacNish » January 28th, 2011, 1:41 pm

Bryan Russell/Ink wrote:Just finished The Locked Room, by Sjowall and Wahloo (which was great), and am about to start Arctic Chill, by Arnaldur Indridason. Also finished Jacob Wonderbar. :)
Oh man! Lucky you.

I've just started The Maze Runner. It's going a little slow so far, but I think it's only because I'm on a literary hangover from The Marbury Lens, which if you read YA, this is the one book I would say is a MUST READ. No, I'm not joking.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Moni12 » January 28th, 2011, 1:41 pm

Midsummer's Night Eve, suddenly all my time is taken up with reading Shakespeare for class.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by KatieT » January 30th, 2011, 2:33 pm

I just received three books from Amazon: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen, "We Never Talk About My Brother" by Peter S. Beagle, and "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.

I am about 25 pages in on "Water for Elephants" and I love it already! I don't know why it took me so long to pick up this book. Sara has a great narrative voice!
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