What are you reading now?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Harper Karcz » July 17th, 2010, 5:01 pm

A friend lent me The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, saying I had to read it, it was the best book she'd read all year, etc. This coming from a person who only reads 3 - 4 books a year. I have it on my nightstand, but have only read the first chapter. I tend to subconsciously rebel against books that people insist I read.

The other day I started and finished Saint Iggy, by K.L. Going, which I thought was excellent. I'm now reading Once Was Lost, by Sara Zarr.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by CharleeVale » July 19th, 2010, 12:36 pm

I'm currently reading Incarceron by Catherine Fisher, and I LOVE it. So far it's fabulous. and there's a sequel out this fall. So excited!

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Post by heyimkt » July 19th, 2010, 12:59 pm

Just finished The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Amazing. Beautifully written and awesome in every way :)

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » July 19th, 2010, 1:07 pm

Finished Per Petterson's "Out Stealing Horses" last night.

Best new-ish book I've read in a while.
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

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Post by bcomet » July 20th, 2010, 12:41 pm

I just came upon The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. (I found it in a bookstore, had heard nothing about it, but now see it is already a movie too.)

I am reading that and, yesterday, I bought South of Broad for a new book club I am about to join. (I might not have purchased this book due to some of the copy on the jacket–too sad–but a book club can open new horizons.)

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by charlotte49ers » August 5th, 2010, 1:18 pm

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead. I just finished Fallen by Lauren Kate, and really enjoyed that one, as well!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Harper Karcz » August 5th, 2010, 1:26 pm

I'm reading The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff. It's not out until next month, but my friend grabbed an ARC for me at ComicCon. :)
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » August 5th, 2010, 1:29 pm

"The Wanderer" by Knut Hamsun
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

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Post by Heather B » August 5th, 2010, 9:23 pm

Harper Karcz wrote:A friend lent me The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, saying I had to read it, it was the best book she'd read all year, etc. This coming from a person who only reads 3 - 4 books a year. I have it on my nightstand, but have only read the first chapter. I tend to subconsciously rebel against books that people insist I read.
Funny, I do the same thing. :D
charlotte49ers wrote:Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead. I just finished Fallen by Lauren Kate, and really enjoyed that one, as well!
Two of my favourites.

I've just finished The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. And these were just as good as everyone said. Bring on Mockingjay!
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Post by HillaryJ » August 8th, 2010, 2:30 am

Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye. The pace is slow, but the delightfully clever phrasing and descriptions make it so absolutely worth it. I keep elbowing my husband awake (This is when I'm reading in bed. He's not narcoleptic or anything.) and reading bits of dialog to him.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Nathan Bransford » August 8th, 2010, 11:10 pm

Right now I'm reading SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU by Peter Cameron. What an incredible voice.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Harper Karcz » August 10th, 2010, 12:42 pm

Nathan Bransford wrote:Right now I'm reading SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU by Peter Cameron. What an incredible voice.
My favorite YA novel! (And one of my favorite novels, period.) It's one I've given to lit fic fans to introduce them to today's YA. I love it to the point that:

1.) I refer to lettuce, arugula, and such as "filed greens"
2.) I tried to walk to the Getty Musuem when I was in L.A. with my husband last fall.

I read on Gawker yesterday that a movie of the novel is in the works, with Marcia Gay Harden cast as James Sveck's mom.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by One of the Mad Ones » August 12th, 2010, 1:37 am

I'm halfway through LET THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ERASE YOUR NAME by Vendela Vida (because her new one is nowhere to be found and more expensive anyway). I have to say, I want to love this book because of all the blurbs and the fact that she's David Eggers' wife (but also not just because she's his wife) and because I loved their movie AWAY WE GO. Still, it's a bit detached, consciously written, and so hilarious at times it might be TOO clever. It's praised for having not a single wasted word and for being paced like a thriller with a fantastic plot. I just think it would be better if it breathed more. Vida is obviously a fantastic writer, and I want, frankly, more sentences.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Mark » August 12th, 2010, 1:46 am

Theft by Peter Carey.

I didn't know what to make of it at first, but I'm enjoying it a lot more as it progresses. I've been reading it slowly over the last two weeks, but in another hour I will have finished the second half in a single sitting--aside from this short break while my tea steeps.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by stephmcgee » August 16th, 2010, 4:02 pm

Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison

I'm a little behind the times, yeah. Oh well.

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