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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Ishta » November 10th, 2010, 11:05 pm

Oh, I read Water for Elephants - it's really good! (Although I thought it was a different novel that she wrote during NaNo - I remember reading that she did extensive research for Water for Elephants over a period of many months.)

I recently finished DUST CITY by Robert Paul Weston - super book! I read it in two days!- and am reading GOING BOVINE by Libba Bray and ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card now. Loving both of them.

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Post by cheekychook » November 11th, 2010, 2:10 pm

Ishta wrote:Oh, I read Water for Elephants - it's really good! (Although I thought it was a different novel that she wrote during NaNo - I remember reading that she did extensive research for Water for Elephants over a period of many months.)

I recently finished DUST CITY by Robert Paul Weston - super book! I read it in two days!- and am reading GOING BOVINE by Libba Bray and ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card now. Loving both of them.
While the books both required extensive research Sara Gruen is quoted as having written both Water for Elephants and Ape House as NaNo challenges. Not that she finished either during NaNo, but she wrote over 50,000 words of them during two NaNo competitions.
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by saraflower » November 12th, 2010, 11:44 pm

The Pawn by Steven James.

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Post by Cookie » November 17th, 2010, 9:54 am

I've just started Snow Falling on Cedars. Before that was Frankenstein, which took me forever to read. OK, it was only like a week, but I couldn't dedicate enough time to it with trying to meet my daily word goals and all.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sierramcconnell » November 17th, 2010, 10:05 am

I'm re-reading The Fallen series by Thomas Sniegoski. I'm almost done with my first NaNo novel so... XD
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Moni12 » November 17th, 2010, 10:14 am

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez. It's been on my to-read list for a while and now I'm reading it for a class.

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Post by Down the well » November 19th, 2010, 3:59 pm

I'm reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman, and so far I'm loving it. My kind of voice. :)

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » November 19th, 2010, 4:53 pm

ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
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Post by ganstream1 » November 23rd, 2010, 10:22 pm

Reading Kraken by China Mieville right now
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Nick » November 24th, 2010, 10:17 am

Recently read Marketable Depression, currently leisurely working through My Liverpool Home (Kenny Dalglish's memoir/auto) and planning to power through Resolution, by Richard B. Parker, at some point over this Thanksgiving break.

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Post by Bryan Russell/Ink » November 24th, 2010, 6:04 pm

The Emperor, by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Quill » November 26th, 2010, 11:50 am

Book: True Grit, by Charles Portis

Marvelous stripped down prose, a striking lesson in simplicity, and in unity in voice and point of view. A classic western about to appear (Christmas 2010) as a Coen Brothers film, itself a remake of the classic movie, with Jeff Bridges in the role that brought John Wayne his only Oscar. Woo-hoo.

A hat tip to our member Steve, who recommended the book on his posting signature a while back!


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The book that spawned one of my favorite Clint Eastwood movies, this crime novel has got one whale of an ingenious plot, diabolically rendered. I listened to an abridged version last year, but this unabridged reading (by Dick Hill) is the cat's meow. And I don't usually care for crime fiction.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Down the well » November 26th, 2010, 12:18 pm

Quill wrote:A classic western about to appear (Christmas 2010) as a Coen Brothers film, itself a remake of the classic movie, with Jeff Bridges in the role that brought John Wayne his only Oscar. Woo-hoo.
I know!! I can't wait to see this movie. I should probably read the book too.

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Leonidas » November 26th, 2010, 7:54 pm

The Dead Path - Stephen M. Irwin

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Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Matthew MacNish » November 28th, 2010, 8:55 pm

The Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi. I'm not finished, but so far it is very sad, yet also beautiful in a new way I have not so far experienced.

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