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Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 18th, 2010, 2:33 pm
by Rick Daley
THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY by Michael Chabon

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 22nd, 2010, 3:15 am
by lexcade
deerskin by robin mckinley

i read it for a fairytales class i took in college, fell in love with it, and wanted to reread it. it's beautiful. i'd recommend it to anyone.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 22nd, 2010, 3:16 am
by lexcade
abc wrote:I just finished Suzanne Collin's Catching Fire last night. I read it (plus The Hunger Games) because so many people listed it as their favorite published book of 2009. Damn you! I couldn't stop reading those books. Forget work, forget dishes. My kiddo couldn't get to sleep fast enough! And now I have to wait until August to find out about Peeta! Can I just say? I love Peeta.
totally team peeta.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 22nd, 2010, 2:12 pm
by Lauren
Hi,

I'm new here. I just finished up One Dry Season:In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley by Caroline Alexander. Now I am beginning Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev (the Penguin Classics edition).

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 22nd, 2010, 6:09 pm
by LydiaSharp
Small Miracles by Edward M. Lerner (sci-fi thriller; heard about it from the SFWA)
Green by Jay Lake (fantasy; heard about it from Jennifer Jackson, Jay Lake's agent)
Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder (a book on screenwriting that is also relevant for novelists; recommended to me by Therese Walsh & Christina Katz)
Still waiting for my copy of Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice (women's fiction; heard about it from Carleen's interview at The Rejectionist)

My list changes every two weeks. Guess I'll come back and update later.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 26th, 2010, 4:54 pm
by Nick
Picked up a facsimile copy of the first edition of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Have yet to open it, but I imagine it'll be very good stuff indeed.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 27th, 2010, 5:33 pm
by marilyn peake
Finished reading BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest. Highly recommend it for anyone who likes steampunk. Well-written, highly imaginative novel!

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 28th, 2010, 2:39 pm
by marilyn peake
Have returned to reading the graphic novel series, MONSTER. Stayed up late last night, reading book #11, and am now on book #12 in the series.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 30th, 2010, 6:01 am
by Mel Skinner
marilyn peake wrote:Have returned to reading the graphic novel series, MONSTER. Stayed up late last night, reading book #11, and am now on book #12 in the series.
I love this series! The work is just brilliant.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 31st, 2010, 3:03 am
by writeitsideways
"Year of Wonders," by Geraldine Brooks. It's about the plague--very interesting.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: January 31st, 2010, 10:31 am
by Tzalaran
my youngest son made me a deal, i'd read the Ranger's Apprentice series that he bought for christmas, and he'd read a book i selected for him. Over the past 5 days i read books 1-5 (all that is out in paperback in the states, Aussies have the advantage with book 9 released there). Also picked up The Prince when getting books 4 + 5 of the RA series, and a friend loaned me the Gotham Writer's Writing Fiction book that i've been flipping through.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: February 1st, 2010, 11:11 am
by aspiring_x
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
... loving it. Had to put it down to eat, though. Croup and Vandemar can get sort of gruesome.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: February 1st, 2010, 1:16 pm
by christi
Sadly, all I've read lately is lots of blogs, websites, and forums in my quest to write the perfect query letter and/or synopsis and/or properly edit a manuscript. When that's done, I'll finally read my copy of "Odd Hours" that's been sitting here, taunting me.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: February 2nd, 2010, 4:10 am
by lexcade
i started jon krakauer's into the wild yesterday. almost done with it. i watched the movie first; it wasn't even half the story. such a good book.

Re: What are you reading now?

Posted: February 3rd, 2010, 12:33 am
by Lorelei Armstrong
Now reading Wallace Stegner's Big Rock Candy Mountain, which will save me time writing a memoir. Turns out he wrote it for me.