What are you reading now?

Recommendations, discussions, and odes to your favorites
Down the well
Posts: 516
Joined: June 10th, 2010, 3:22 pm
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Down the well » September 7th, 2010, 9:38 am

Heather B wrote:Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.
Ooh, I was eyeing that one on Amazon yesterday. I haven't read the Mortal Instruments series yet, though. Should I read those first for the prequel to make sense? (That sentence shouldn't make sense, LOL)

User avatar
steve
Posts: 203
Joined: June 26th, 2010, 12:09 am
Location: Web City
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » September 7th, 2010, 11:08 am

Catalina by Somerset Maugham
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

User avatar
Babslighthouse
Posts: 14
Joined: September 8th, 2010, 10:33 am
Location: SC
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Babslighthouse » September 8th, 2010, 11:00 am

I have 2 going on right now Truly Madly by Heather Webber and Dragon Academy by Michelle Halket

User avatar
sierramcconnell
Posts: 670
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 10:28 pm
Location: BG, KY
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sierramcconnell » September 8th, 2010, 11:07 am

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

It's actually pretty good. I was afraid of it, because of the way it was put in as a YA romance, but I picked it up for research. After all, angels becoming more popular is a good thing!

But the romance is an aside to the young angel learning about Earth. She's a nut. It's actually a pretty endearing little book.

And I say little lightly. 474 pages is a nice weight. It gives me hope for my books size. :3
I'm on Tumblr!

The blog died...but so did I...and now I'm alive again! OMG.

User avatar
marilyn peake
Posts: 304
Joined: December 7th, 2009, 4:29 pm
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by marilyn peake » September 9th, 2010, 7:49 pm

Finished reading TINKERS by Paul Harding, a profound and beautifully written novel. Am now reading FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen.
Marilyn Peake

Novels: THE FISHERMAN’S SON TRILOGY and GODS IN THE MACHINE. Numerous short stories. Contributor to BOOK: THE SEQUEL. Editor of several additional books. Awards include Silver Award, 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.

User avatar
Leonidas
Posts: 99
Joined: July 30th, 2010, 11:35 am
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Leonidas » September 12th, 2010, 3:25 pm

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

thrintone
Posts: 21
Joined: August 21st, 2010, 9:08 pm
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by thrintone » September 12th, 2010, 4:35 pm

13 to Life by Shannon Delany.

I'm only a couple chapters in, but it's pretty good so far.

User avatar
Cookie
Posts: 540
Joined: September 20th, 2010, 11:18 am
Location: Berkshires
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Cookie » September 20th, 2010, 1:13 pm

I'm reading The Count of Monte Cristo right now.

User avatar
Heather B
Posts: 234
Joined: May 23rd, 2010, 7:56 pm
Location: Newcastle - the Australian one.
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Heather B » September 20th, 2010, 4:18 pm

Down the well wrote:
Heather B wrote:Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - the prequel to the Mortal Instruments series.
Ooh, I was eyeing that one on Amazon yesterday. I haven't read the Mortal Instruments series yet, though. Should I read those first for the prequel to make sense? (That sentence shouldn't make sense, LOL)
Lol

I don't think you have to read them first. I personally didn't likethe Mortal Instruments so I've all but forgottemthosebooks and I enjoyed ClockworkAngel just fine :)
Journey to the Cuckoo's Nest

http://heathermbryant.blogspot.com.au/

unwieldy
Posts: 12
Joined: September 8th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by unwieldy » September 21st, 2010, 3:25 pm

I'm reading number9dream by David Mitchell right now. I really want to read The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet but my library doesn't have it, and I refuse to be "that guy" reading it at the book store.

User avatar
Mark
Posts: 53
Joined: May 7th, 2010, 6:30 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Mark » September 21st, 2010, 4:02 pm

unwieldy, I'm assuming you've read Cloud Atlas? If not, it's Mitchell's best work (in my opinion) and the culmination of his experiments from Ghostwritten and number9dream. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is also quite good, but if you put off reading it for a while, you'll be closer to the eventual next book that will supposedly continue on in the same vein.

A friend just lent me a copy of The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem, and I'm rather enjoying it so far.

unwieldy
Posts: 12
Joined: September 8th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by unwieldy » September 21st, 2010, 5:59 pm

Mark wrote:unwieldy, I'm assuming you've read Cloud Atlas? If not, it's Mitchell's best work (in my opinion) and the culmination of his experiments from Ghostwritten and number9dream.
I've not read Cloud Atlas, but it is on my "to read" list. If number9dream doesn't amaze me, I may still try it out based on your recommendation.

User avatar
sierramcconnell
Posts: 670
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 10:28 pm
Location: BG, KY
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by sierramcconnell » September 22nd, 2010, 4:33 pm

The Fallen Series by Thomas E Sniegoski. I'm on "book two" which is actually the third and fourth books, Aerie and Reckoning. I read through the second book [Leviathan] in basically one sitting last night.

Though I have caught several typos and many little editing spots where it could have been tighter writing, it's an alright read. I'm basically along for the dog and the autistic child. I think it's going to end badly for me, considering.

I have to read a lot of "angel" books to make sure I don't accidently write something written before. I would hate to put effort into my book, only to be told, "Oh, sorry, this was already done by so-n-so, you can't rip them off".
I'm on Tumblr!

The blog died...but so did I...and now I'm alive again! OMG.

User avatar
steve
Posts: 203
Joined: June 26th, 2010, 12:09 am
Location: Web City
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by steve » September 23rd, 2010, 3:15 pm

ANGELS AND INSECTS by AS Byatt
Read one of the best stories by Borges.

Marnelle54
Posts: 1
Joined: September 29th, 2010, 2:39 am
Contact:

Re: What are you reading now?

Post by Marnelle54 » September 29th, 2010, 2:45 am

I'm reading the book entitled The count of Monte Cristo.

I love this book because its full of adventures. from being a prisoner of Chateu de If

until he escaped there and became a pirate until the discovery of a treasure.

they told me that it has a movie but i didn't watched it because i did not finished it reading.

I bought it for $120 so i need to finish it.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest