What are you reading now?

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by fersnerfer » August 16th, 2010, 9:36 pm

I am on somewhat of a Pratchett kick, although lately I am finding that he overuse of adverbs really bothers me.

Listening to Strata in the car.

Reading The Color of Magic

Also reading Omnivore by Piers Anthony for the hell of it.

I have a China Meiville book (Iron Council) unfinished in my car that I'd like to be able to muster up the strength to finish one day.

I have three unopened Vonnegut books I'd like to get around to eventually.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by marilyn peake » August 16th, 2010, 10:48 pm

Right now, I'm reading TINKERS by Paul Harding, the indie novel that won the Pulitzer Prize this year: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/19/books/19harding.html. Such beautiful writing! Recently, I've read several other wonderful novels: ROCK PAPER TIGER by Nathan's client, Lisa Brackmann, ANGELOLOGY by Danielle Trussoni, and THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE by Aimee Bender.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by One of the Mad Ones » August 17th, 2010, 12:09 am

Just read REALITY HUNGER by David Shields. Everyone's buzzing about it, but no one else I know has read it. For what it's worth, I didn't agree with everything he writes about fiction, but I still appreciated it.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » August 17th, 2010, 10:55 am

"Platform" by Michel Houellebecq
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by otherside89girl » August 17th, 2010, 2:57 pm

I just finished WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah. It was amazing! I've never read any of her older books, but now I definitely will. I highly recommend this book!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by elfspirit » August 17th, 2010, 8:55 pm

I don't believe I'm doing it, but I'm reading Shogun by James Clavell for the millionth time. It's one of a fleet of old favorites that I save for comfot reading.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Meghan » August 18th, 2010, 2:45 am

J.E. Browning's Tales of Roumanhi, Homequest: Liberation. It's a new author, and so far I'm really enjoying it!

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Emily J » August 18th, 2010, 12:49 pm

Currently reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

I know, me and everybody else right? Generally I avoid things that are too hyped, too mainstream but I must admit I find Larsson's novel compelling. I can't put it down!

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Post by MelissaAnne » August 18th, 2010, 1:53 pm

Emily J wrote:Currently reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

I know, me and everybody else right? Generally I avoid things that are too hyped, too mainstream but I must admit I find Larsson's novel compelling. I can't put it down!
I highly recommend this series!

I'm reading Enigma, a WWII thriller by Robert Harris.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » August 18th, 2010, 1:54 pm

I'm reading:

Strange Piece of Paradise, by Terri Jentz.
Lost City Radio, by Daniel Alarcon.
The Paris Review Interviews IV
The Alchemy of Writing at www.alchemyofwriting.blogspot.com

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Sommer Leigh » August 19th, 2010, 1:52 pm

I'm reading:
Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
The Passage by Justin Cronin
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by bcomet » August 19th, 2010, 3:01 pm

THE BLACK SWAN:
The Impact of the HIGHLY IMPROBABLE

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by J. T. SHEA » August 19th, 2010, 4:03 pm

I'm always reading a dozen or more books at any given time, but I just finished MORTAL ENGINES by Philip Reeve. First book of what's known in the US as the HUNGRY CITIES series. Broadly YA dystopian steampunk, but livelier than most and ends with a bang. A big bang, which I like. The bigger the better.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Down the well » August 20th, 2010, 9:44 am

I'm reading Attilla: The Gathering of the Storm by William Napier. So far so good. It's the second in a series. I missed the first one, but it doesn't seem to be making any difference. It reads like a stand-alone.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Nathan Bransford » August 23rd, 2010, 9:47 pm

Now reading LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfield.

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