What are you reading now?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by linguista » December 11th, 2009, 9:26 am

I started Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher this morning at 8, and couldn't put it down! I was finished by 2! It's great! I totally recommend!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Scott » December 11th, 2009, 1:32 pm

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. A little bit twee at the moment. Getting better, though, I think.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Marla Warren » December 11th, 2009, 7:04 pm

MosesSiregar wrote:"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.
This sounds interesting! I'll check it out.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Elaine Smith » December 12th, 2009, 9:00 am

Brother Wolf by Michelle Paver

(What's in a title?!)

and

The Shack by Wm Paul Young

(The things authors do with names!)

:)

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by coscooper » December 13th, 2009, 5:02 pm

"Outliners" by Malcolm Gladwell - Very interesting concepts about success, life, community, IQ, and many other aspects that shape our lives. (For those who haven't read Outliners, in the beginning, he describes what it takes to become an expert at any subject. According to his findings, it's 10,000 hours of doing. Have any of use spent 10,000 hours writing? I know I'm a little short.)

Just finished a couple of Jeffrey Deaver books and have the new "Under the Dome", but haven't resolved myself to dive into a book heavy enough to break my glass book shelf next to my desk. Thinking about re-reading "The Stand" for comparison.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Lorelei Armstrong » December 13th, 2009, 7:11 pm

Barbara Kingsolver's The Lacuna.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by ladymarella » December 15th, 2009, 12:10 am

Anna Karenina. Eventhough i read mainly classic fiction I am finding thw writing style of this one quite easy to read, except when it desends into chapters of Russian politics.
Currently composing a sprawling family saga set in 19th century England
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.'- William Shenstone,

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by CharleeVale » December 16th, 2009, 10:51 pm

Just starting the Harry Potter Series. I'm actually dedicating an entire blog to my journey through the series. www.harrypottergirl.wordpress.com

That, and Paper Towns by John Green

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by ThinkBlue » December 17th, 2009, 2:46 am

I'm finally picking up Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis. It's supposed to be an excellent non-fiction about the economics and business of baseball. Sounds like good stuff and pretty excited about it.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by jmcooper » December 22nd, 2009, 6:18 pm

Inkheart, Speak, and The Feminine Mystique.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by kristi » December 22nd, 2009, 6:26 pm

I just finished Hush, Hush which was a great book to read following The Book Thief. It was such a fun read and I needed something for the holidays that wouldn't make me cry like TBT did. Now I'm reading The Heretic's Daughter about the witch trials in Salem.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Terry Towery » December 22nd, 2009, 8:09 pm

I'm reading the expanded version of Stephen King's The Stand. I read the original many years ago, and loved it. In fact, it's long been a favorite of mine.

If anyone has ever wondered why editing is so important, read this version of the novel. Way too bloated.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » December 23rd, 2009, 12:02 am

<i>African Psycho</i>, by Alain Mabanckou. Would be serial killer narrating his story...
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by casnow » December 23rd, 2009, 1:40 pm

I'm reading THE STUPIDEST ANGEL by Chris Moore. Not only is he a great writer but a cool dude as well. This book ranks up there Fluke but not quite a good as Blood Sucking Fiends.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by BransfordGroupie » December 23rd, 2009, 4:52 pm

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.
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