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Title: What are you reading? vol. 9
Post by: Has on March 15, 2013, 01:40:19 pm
I'm reading sizzling hawt Beyond Control by Kit Rocha *fans self* its very good and I love the worldbuilding, and characters! And I am also reading Beth Kery's new serial. I seem to be on an erotica kick at the moment heh.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 05, 2014, 04:06:06 pm
Have you listened to Hidden Almanack recently?
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Post by: Janilee on April 05, 2014, 09:02:46 pm
The Mortsafe by Lilian Stewart Carl.
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Post by: Gerd D. on April 06, 2014, 12:38:08 am
Just got through a bit of Dino Erotica for a online reading circle, which was surprisingly... amusing.
Now I'm back to "The complete adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (In the middle, more or less, of The Return of)
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Post by: Varg on April 06, 2014, 08:50:44 am
There is dino erotica? O_o!

Yes I've listened to the Almanac. I find it soothing someone sometimes after wr*k, as well as funny.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 06, 2014, 09:31:47 am
Rule 34, Varg.
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Post by: Varg on April 06, 2014, 10:38:18 am
Oh dear. Autocorrect strikes again.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 06, 2014, 10:40:56 am
 LOL
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Post by: Has on April 07, 2014, 03:55:33 pm
Gerd did you get to read the Big Foot erotica series? THERE IS LIKE a whole series of that plus other monster mash types. It is so craaazy :D

I just finished The Martian by Andrew Weir a while back and I highly rec it. Stranded astronaut has to find a way to survive on Mars. The narration of the hero is just fantastic - he made the science feel alive and it was also very snarky and humourous.

I am now reading Knight's Honor by Rachel Bach - its the 2nd book of a SF trilogy which I am really enjoying - has a great heroine!
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Post by: Gerd D. on April 08, 2014, 06:46:24 am
Gerd did you get to read the Big Foot erotica series? THERE IS LIKE a whole series of that plus other monster mash types. It is so craaazy :D

Tee-hee, no, I usually avoide erotica (the common language found in there isn't mine) - but the Dinos drew the boy in me in. :D


Got Donna Leon's "By its Cover" today,
also Leann Sweeney's "The cat, the lady, and the liar"
and Kerstin Gier's "Rubinrot" (Ruby Red) (in exchange for "The Rosie-Project", which dissapointed me; found it neither as romantic nor as funny as I hoped for)
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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 16, 2014, 11:44:22 pm
Just finished "The Snow Queen's Shadow" by Jim C. Hines.
Hope I will find "The Stepsister Scheme" one day.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 18, 2014, 11:42:24 am
I just finished a short story: THE WAR IS OVER AND EVERYONE WINS ~Zachary Jernigan

A very interesting mix of race and family issues. Well done, IMO. (All the white folk were
killed off deliberately, using a virus.)

"'My wife and child were killed by people like you,' I told him. Though my voice was calm,
I hit him hard enough to knock three teeth out of his head. He had to be taken to the hospital."
~Protagonist speaking to his father.

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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 21, 2014, 06:56:17 am
Finished "Trickster's choice" by Tamora Pierce.
Now followed by "Trickster's queen" :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 21, 2014, 09:32:35 am
The Best of Connie Willis (anthology) :D
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Post by: Patti L. on April 21, 2014, 11:27:31 am
Re(etc)-read of "King's Own" by Lorna Freeman.
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Post by: Gerd D. on April 22, 2014, 12:36:00 am
The last book in Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red Trilogy "Smaragdgrün" (Emerald Green).  :-LOVE
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Post by: Cerulean on April 22, 2014, 06:19:21 pm
The Collector by Nora Roberts
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Post by: Varg on April 23, 2014, 01:54:35 pm
I just got the first one in the fantasy series by Jim Butcher, thought I might give that a try.
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Post by: Janilee on April 23, 2014, 01:55:24 pm
I just got the first fantasy book by Jim Butcher, thought I might give that a try.

You are in for a treat! :D
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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 27, 2014, 03:40:29 am
Rereading "First Test" by Tamora Pierce
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Post by: Janilee on April 27, 2014, 10:09:46 am
She writes a good story. :D
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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 28, 2014, 08:46:19 am
She does :D I finished it in two days, and I am regretting I didn't bring part two with me, I will have to wait till I am home again 9)
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Post by: Varg on April 28, 2014, 09:10:03 am
Enjoyed the Jim Butcher very much,  :)

Now reading Immune by Shannon  Mayer.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 28, 2014, 10:38:05 am
Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell by Pat Murphy.

Mystery/fantasy/sf adventure set on a cruise ship.  ^-^
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Post by: Varg on April 28, 2014, 10:39:46 am
Meta! LOL
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Post by: Patti L. on April 28, 2014, 10:42:50 am
Oh, it gets better, the alter-egos of the title character (who writes different genres of fiction under assorted pen names) are showing up.
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Post by: Varg on April 28, 2014, 10:45:21 am
*crosses eyes* sounds like a perfect meta read on a cruise. :D
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 28, 2014, 10:45:47 am
The Road to Wigan Pier ~George Orwell
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Post by: White roses on May 02, 2014, 09:30:47 pm
Paradox series by Rachel Bach.
Book one: Fortune's Pawn
Book two: Honour's Knight
Book three: Heaven's Queen

I found out about these books from Ilona Andrew's web site.  I have really enjoyed reading them - awesome heroine and great story. I'd highly recommend reading them.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on May 04, 2014, 01:00:59 am
"Squire" and "Lady Knight" by Tamora Pierce :-LOVE
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Post by: Reidiwr on May 04, 2014, 10:43:33 am
Um. Nothing atm. :-\
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/8171956480/h9485202D/)
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Post by: Gerd D. on May 04, 2014, 11:57:18 pm
Uhh, I want a cat like that - less bad news in the morning is good news.
And a cat in the paper, what better news could there be. :)

And talking of cats:
Starting "The cat, the lady, and the liar" today.
And hopefully Donna Alward's "House on Blackberry Hill" should be in the mail later.
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Post by: Reidiwr on May 05, 2014, 09:58:22 am
The Trikon Deception ~Ben Bova, Bill Pogue
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Post by: Patti L. on May 05, 2014, 10:05:40 am
Re-reading Rhubarb by H.Allen Smith.  Boy... you'd have trouble trying to adapt it to modern audiences for a movie, I think.  Still fun!

Oh, and the book I picked up at the Miami airport to tide me over in case the Kindle ran out of power, "Knit Two" by Kate Jacobs.
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Post by: Cerulean on May 16, 2014, 08:20:09 am
I've gone back in time ... re-reading Dragonflight by Anne McCaffery. This takes me SO back!
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Post by: Patti L. on May 16, 2014, 10:18:15 am
Lessa woke, cold, and so did you?
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Post by: Janilee on May 16, 2014, 10:44:42 am
Finished Half-Off Ragnorak by Seanan McGuire. She's added Austrailia to the mix. :D
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Post by: MaryW on June 02, 2014, 05:04:34 pm
All the "Cast' books by Michelle Sagara/ Michelle West.  Book 10 is out in July.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on June 03, 2014, 01:56:05 pm
"Temeraire book 4: Ivory Empire" by Naomi Novik. This book contributed to my being offline yesterday and today :-whistle
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Post by: SCoutts on June 03, 2014, 04:34:56 pm
Re-reading the Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold. When is that woman going to publish another book, darn it. She is a genius.
And I just discovered Rachel Bach's Paradox series. Great character. She reminds me of a smart Jayne (from Firefly). I guess I am on a sci-fi kick while I wait for Shifting Shadows.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 07, 2014, 02:21:35 pm
I just finished a novella: Murder Born ~Robert Reed. It is just what Science Fiction should
be. Introduce a new device, technology, or discovery, and see how it changes us. In this case,
a device called an Elysium Chamber. It was developed as a 'humane' method of execution, but
had an unexpected side effect - anyone that the condemned person killed came back to life after
the execution. Not so simple as you'd think.

A very good examination of the whole concept of executions and their consequences, lots of
interesting 'what ifs'. Just like SiFi should be. :)

"...was nothing in this little rest area but a dusty white gravel parking lot and a pair of picnic tables
and stumps left behind by trees older than any man."
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Post by: Patti L. on June 07, 2014, 02:47:41 pm
Interesting concept!
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Post by: wolvin.mm on June 08, 2014, 11:36:44 am
Finished Temeraire book 5 "Victoryof Eagles". The library carries part 6, but not 7 and 8 :(
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Post by: Janilee on June 08, 2014, 12:24:00 pm
Wow! I am behind on that series!
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Post by: Cerulean on June 12, 2014, 11:21:38 am
Just finished Skin Game by Jim Butcher  :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE
and Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (very good) and have started on Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones. So far, so good.
Then comes Written in My Heart's Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon!
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Post by: Patti L. on June 12, 2014, 12:39:39 pm
I've decided to do a re-read of "Dragon Ship" by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller; my memory of it is very chunky, as though it doesn't mesh into one story.
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Post by: Varg on June 12, 2014, 01:25:06 pm
Just finished The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison.
Enjoyed it very much. For a book with maybe half a page of action scenes it grabben my attention and held on very well. Almost unputdownable.

As it turns out Katherine Addison is a pseudonym for Sarah Monette whose writing I do enjoy very much. :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 23, 2014, 09:19:51 pm
Well. This should keep me busy for a while. :-\
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10414614_901102529905365_1076771397915042075_n.jpg)
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Post by: Patti L. on June 23, 2014, 10:23:08 pm
ah... yeah...
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Post by: Varg on June 24, 2014, 04:34:14 am
Absolutely!

I am reading Pia Saves the Day, which is a self pubbed novella by Thea Harrison in her alternate reality with the dragon and other assorted mythical beings being real.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on June 24, 2014, 04:36:39 am
Just finished "A message of hope" by Lorna Byrne. Fiction to some, non-fiction to others...
Probably going to read the sixth Temeraire book after this, but also started on a semi-autobiographical book by a friend.
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Post by: charmed on July 13, 2014, 08:38:04 am
I'm juggling a pile of books - three for work, and three for fun. The fun ones are The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess, A Biscuit, A Casket by Liz Mugavero, and an anthology, Summer Rain.
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Post by: Varg on July 13, 2014, 10:25:23 am
:)
I bought the Diana Tregarde mysteries that were on sale yesterday and was thinking maybe I'd start one of those but I also have a book on loan from the library Pergamentet by Gert Nygårdshaug. Which needs reading soon before the file disappears.
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Post by: charmed on July 13, 2014, 10:36:54 am
You did buy them!  :) bOuNcY bOuNcY
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Post by: Varg on July 13, 2014, 10:58:32 am
Yup. Didn't I say yesterday?  8)
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Post by: Janilee on July 13, 2014, 12:07:05 pm
They are a fun read. It is too bad she was bullied into not writing any more of them.
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Post by: Patti L. on July 13, 2014, 12:10:24 pm
Last I'd heard, she had decided to meld that world with the SERRAted edge elves & "Bedlam's Bard" world, so folks would have to either accept elves, kitsune, shape changing dragons, and that lot, or give it up as honest to gosh fiction.  I believe she has Eric Banyon of "Bedlam's Bard" living in the same building.
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Post by: Janilee on July 13, 2014, 12:11:40 pm
Yeah. That happened 10 to 15 years later.
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Post by: Patti L. on July 13, 2014, 12:16:04 pm
Yep.  Sometimes it takes that long to figure out a save. And Eric was in an Underhill for about that long.
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Post by: Varg on July 13, 2014, 12:20:41 pm
Smart solution. :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 13, 2014, 07:44:04 pm
Destroyer of Worlds ~Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner (audio)

Haven't read anything in the Known Space universe in some time. ;D
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Post by: Patti L. on July 13, 2014, 10:12:47 pm
Beware the puppeteers and Beowolf
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Post by: Patti L. on July 18, 2014, 12:09:23 pm
http://ursulav.livejournal.com/1592032.html?view=54627552#t54627552
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Post by: Varg on July 18, 2014, 12:31:31 pm
:D

I am stuck in there now.
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Post by: Gerd D. on July 19, 2014, 07:49:58 am
The Chrysalids, Wyndham.
The fist book by him which I'm tempted to put down - but I did make it half-way through already, so I probably will hang on, though not expecting much from it anymore.
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Post by: charmed on July 19, 2014, 09:24:14 am
Why waste time on it? Move on to a better one.

I'm about to start Midnight Man by Lisa Marie Rice, an erotic romantic suspense.
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Post by: Gerd D. on July 19, 2014, 11:41:01 pm
Decided to dig into a freebie I downloaded last week:
Spell Check, by Julie Wright

So far it's everything I expected from it, which is a great, funny YA novel about a girl that finds out by accident on her sixteenth birthday that she's got witch powers.
Completly love it.
Reminds me in the best sense of movies like "Teen Witch".
Really makes you long to be sweet sixteen again. :)
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Post by: charmed on July 20, 2014, 06:53:11 am
I almost downloaded that one. Ah well. So far Midnight Man is meh. I may put it down for something else.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on July 27, 2014, 03:59:01 am
Goblin Quest by Jim C. Hines.
It is interesting so far to see the world and humans through the eyes of a goblin.
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Post by: Gerd D. on July 27, 2014, 08:10:21 am
Donna Alward, House on Blackberry Hill.
Giving it a second chance, because we all deserve one, right?
However, I still don't like the male love interest in this one, which is a crucial point in a Romance.
Ah well, I'm taking it to work with me and that way I have to read it - but if the character doesn't grown on me in the next couple days it likely goes back on the DNF pile.
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 27, 2014, 09:04:19 am
Anne* of Green Gables (audio)

I'm past the point where I want to choke her to death, and even
think I like her. :P

*NOT Ann, Anne!
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Post by: Gerd D. on July 27, 2014, 09:35:31 am
Never read that, but seeing how searches on google turn up Megan Follows in the role I should probably give it a try - after all I would be predisposed to like the character. :D
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Post by: Janilee on July 27, 2014, 11:49:36 am
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. The library finally replaced their stolen copy. I've read the prequels. I'm finding her male characters very predictable.
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Post by: charmed on July 27, 2014, 06:39:35 pm
Kindred in Death by JD Robb and Memento Mori by Katy O'Dowd
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Post by: Cerulean on August 03, 2014, 02:07:29 pm
Magic Rises :-LOVE
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews  :-LOVE :-LOVE
Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara  :-LOVE
Aden by D.B. Reynolds :D

Up next is probably The Winter King by C. L. Wilson.
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Post by: Patti L. on August 03, 2014, 05:34:50 pm
Finally actually reading "My Father's Son" by Farley Mowat.
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 03, 2014, 05:53:47 pm
War and Peace on audio.  :-LOVE the reader.

Arslan - dead tree.
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Post by: charmed on August 04, 2014, 02:59:24 pm
Magic Rises :-LOVE
Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews  :-LOVE :-LOVE
Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara  :-LOVE
Aden by D.B. Reynolds :D

Up next is probably The Winter King by C. L. Wilson.

I'm several books behind in both Andrews and Reynolds. I'm reading Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper. It's light on story but has fun dialogue and quirky characters.
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 15, 2014, 09:57:26 pm
I'm having a sort of strange experience with my current dead-tree book.

I have been away from the Foreigner series (CJ) for maybe two years, or more,
for numerous reasons. I've picked it back up at Destroyer, book 7, now there
are 13! :o

The thing that makes it odd is that Bren, the protagonist, has been on a long
voyage and is just returning to his home planet with it's Atevi and their culture,
along with the current state of human affairs. As he is remembering things that
he had forgotten about on his 2 year journey, so am I. :P

Feels sort of odd. :-\
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Post by: Patti L. on August 15, 2014, 09:58:33 pm
I bet it does, but... real sympathy with your lead character, eh?
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 15, 2014, 10:48:47 pm
I always have liked Bren, I guess that's one of the things that keeps me
coming back to the series.
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Post by: Patti L. on August 15, 2014, 10:53:28 pm
I have trouble with C.J. Cherryh's series; one, maybe two, okay, but then they get too much more of the same or something for my tastes. 
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 15, 2014, 10:57:03 pm
The Atevi culture is somehow very compelling to me. I always pick up
some new neuance in each book. I really like the characters as well.

I'm not sure that will hold for 13 books, however. :-\
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Post by: Patti L. on August 15, 2014, 11:21:43 pm
Is a neuance a nuance that wouds have nested in?
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Post by: Gerd D. on August 16, 2014, 02:08:24 am
Finished  Die grünen Teufel vom mars (Martians go home) by Fredric Brown, which was nice, but I feel he was a far more effective short story writer than novelist.

Now picked up Karel Capek's  Der Krieg mit den Molchen (War with the newts), which I had in my bookshelf for ages, since the late 80's, and now that I started reading it I wonder what took me so long.
It's such a fun read.

In eBook I work my way trough Wenn es liebe wird (translates as: When it becomes love), which is dry, dry, dry...
thankfully, I had the last book in SM Reine's Ascension series Sins of eden in my eMail today - so my reading weekend is saved. :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 26, 2014, 09:45:38 pm
Fine. Just fine. I'm about half way through the Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 2 ~C. J. Cherryh.
The series is out in audio now so I decided to switch for the next book. I listened to a sample.

Of course the reader pronounces many of the names differently than I do in my head. :-\
Now I'm going to be stumbling over the names for the rest of the book. :P
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Post by: Patti L. on August 26, 2014, 10:07:16 pm
Now for the really hard question; has the reader checked with the author for 'correct' pronunciation, or is this how they sounded in her/his head?
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 26, 2014, 10:38:47 pm
Don't know. And don't know if it matters. Every reader reads a slightly different story,
so I suppose we can pronounce the names as we please. ;D
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Post by: Patti L. on August 26, 2014, 11:06:19 pm
Sometimes it makes a difference, but usually not, that's true.  :)
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Post by: wolvin.mm on August 28, 2014, 10:18:27 am
Neverwhere by Niel Gaiman, first book I read by him.
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Post by: Cerulean on August 28, 2014, 12:35:55 pm
Hexed by Kevin Hearne. I finally got 'round to it, Bea!
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Post by: Janilee on August 28, 2014, 12:37:03 pm
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo.
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Post by: Varg on August 28, 2014, 01:23:00 pm
Enjoy. :)

I've never read Neverwhere. But I enjoyed American Gods a lot.

I am reading Gunmetal Magic atm.
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Post by: charmed on August 28, 2014, 01:38:49 pm
Hexed by Kevin Hearne. I finally got 'round to it, Bea!



Did you like?

I finished Shifting Shadows; not sure what to read next, maybe Seanan McGuire's The Winter Long.
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Post by: Varg on August 28, 2014, 01:46:03 pm
You have Shifting Shadows already? *slightly green*
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Post by: charmed on August 28, 2014, 01:47:47 pm
You have Shifting Shadows already? *slightly green*

You mean, like this?  :X


 LOL LOL I am a lucky lady  :)
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Post by: Varg on August 28, 2014, 01:48:37 pm
:P  No, I mean like green with envy.
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Post by: Janilee on August 28, 2014, 02:05:48 pm
And you've got The Winter Long! <LE SIGH!>
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Post by: Cerulean on September 02, 2014, 02:05:57 pm
Hexed by Kevin Hearne. I finally got 'round to it, Bea!



Did you like?

I finished Shifting Shadows; not sure what to read next, maybe Seanan McGuire's The Winter Long.

I did like it. I'll read the next ones, too. They're more like A- books to me; they're not up to Patty or Illona Andrews' books, but still good. I *love* Oberon.

I'm almost halfway through Deborah Harkness' The Book of Life. Then, given your endorsement, I'll devour Seanan's The Winter Long. Maybe I'll skim through Rosemary and Rue first, if I can find the time.
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Post by: katy on September 02, 2014, 02:48:48 pm
Oh, the wealth of books that arrived on my doorstep today!  Shifting Shadows, The Winter Long, and House Immortal (by Devon Monk).  I'm gazing fondly at the stack while I finish my re-read of Rosemary and Rue, based on Charmed's comments  :)  (I may have to take breaks and sneak in a story from Shifting Shadows here and there.)
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Post by: Patti L. on September 02, 2014, 02:57:11 pm
I have envy.  Enjoy.
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Post by: Gerd D. on September 04, 2014, 09:04:18 am
I've decided to OD on romance. :)

Reading Hung Up (dt. Wie wir uns aus Versehen verliebten / How we fell in love by accident) by Kristen Tracy, YA telephone romance.

And as eBook to read I went through my dating centrale shelf and picked up How to start dating and stop waiting, by Peter Jones.
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Post by: Cerulean on September 15, 2014, 07:49:05 am
Finished The Winter Long  :-LOVE
Read Nalini Singh's Rock Addiction, decent, but definitely NOT in the same style or quality as her other material. It read more like erotica (which is just fine, but not quite what I was expecting).
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Post by: charmed on September 15, 2014, 10:48:26 am
Been reading a lot lately; at the moment I'm reading The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter. It's a YA fantasy.
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Post by: Patti L. on September 15, 2014, 11:30:51 pm
Re-reading "Frost Burned" and "A College of Magics"
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Post by: Varg on September 16, 2014, 07:16:06 am
I've managed to log on to FB just as Anne Bishops courtyard posted things latey so I ended up rereading Written in Red and Murder of Crows. LOL
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Post by: charmed on September 16, 2014, 07:48:11 am
:D :D
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Post by: White roses on September 21, 2014, 12:16:00 am
...
Read Nalini Singh's Rock Addiction, decent, but definitely NOT in the same style or quality as her other material. It read more like erotica (which is just fine, but not quite what I was expecting).

I thought the same thing.  The book actually reminded me of the E L James books.
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Post by: charmed on September 21, 2014, 09:25:30 am
I currently am reading erotica :D Love Under Two Wranglers by Cara Covington. I'm also reading a YA mystery, Made For You, by Melissa Marr.
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Post by: Cerulean on September 22, 2014, 04:46:16 pm
Finished Right-Hand Magic: A Novel of Golgotham by Nancy Collins. Pretty good. Not great, but okay. It suffers from first-book in a series syndrome.

Starting on Shadows by Robin McKinley. I hadn't realized she published a new book in 2013.
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 22, 2014, 08:07:44 pm
... still listening to War and Peace ... ;D
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Post by: Patti L. on September 22, 2014, 10:12:56 pm
Re-read of Bone Crossed, and of A College of Magics, plus first read of the Myth-Told Tales anthology.
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Post by: Janilee on September 22, 2014, 11:40:41 pm
 bOuNcY bOuNcY Just finished one of my Birthday Books, Fair's Point by Melissa Scott. Another mystery novel set in Astriant, this book deals with dog racing and bankruptcy and stolen silver. :D
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Post by: charmed on September 23, 2014, 07:11:29 am
I haven't heard of that author Janilee but that sounds good.

I'm reading a romance, Stirring Up Trouble, by Kimberly Kincaid.
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Post by: White roses on October 10, 2014, 01:05:14 am
Mageri Series by Dannika Dark  (I'd give the series four stars)
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Post by: charmed on October 10, 2014, 06:29:43 am
Yesterday I finished two books; Wolf Slayer by Angela Addams, a paranormal romance, and A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved Me by James Bowen, a memoir. I'm about to start The Buried by Shelley Coriell, a romantic suspense.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 10, 2014, 09:23:06 am
Still War and Peace on audio. I'm in the epilog now.

It's over 4-½ hours.  :P
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Post by: Patti L. on October 10, 2014, 05:58:39 pm
I've got Shifting Shadows!  And "Bastion" from Mercedes Lackey.
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Post by: Gerd D. on October 11, 2014, 01:10:38 am
On the last legs of "Slow Dance in Purgatory" by Amy Harmon, a terrific High School Romance with a Ghost, love it! :-LOVE
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Post by: Varg on October 11, 2014, 09:33:42 am
I am between books and I have trouble deciding what to start next. Might just read short pieces for a while.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 11, 2014, 09:47:48 am
Most times I have 3 books going: one audiobook in the car, Asimov's on the Kindle,
and a dead tree book.

Currently reading a novella from Asimov's: THE LAST JUDGMENT ~James Patrick Kelly.

I :-LOVE his descriptive passages.

"stucco the color of smokers' teeth."

"She was a frail old bird, round in the body but with stork legs and a long and saggy neck. The skin of her face had turned the corner on pale and was headed for blue. The mouth and chin had sunk over the years away from the prominent nose and sharp brown eyes had retreated into mascara hollows. Her green kimono was decorated with golden phoenix birds, coils of purple cord, and bands of flowers. She closed the door and doddered toward the inglenook, maybe a step and a half ahead of the undertaker."

"She had one of those rumbling, hormone-soaked voices that live in the basement next to the furnace."

"I got up and thought about pouring myself another cup of coffee. Instead I went into the bathroom to look in the mirror for the superwoman Seeren and Mayor Sams were counting on to save the city. I couldn't find her, but I did manage to brush my teeth."
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Post by: Varg on October 11, 2014, 09:50:56 am
I can see why you would love that :)

What is an inglenook btw?
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 11, 2014, 09:54:51 am
I had to look it up when I read that, fortunately that's easy on the Kindle.

An inglenook (Modern Scots ingleneuk), or chimney corner, is a small recess that adjoins a fireplace. The word is formed with ingle, meaning "fireplace" in Old English (from Old Scots or Irish Gaelic aingeal, "angel" or euphemistically "fire"), and nook. Inglenooks originated as a partially enclosed hearth area, appended to a larger room. The hearth was used for cooking and its enclosing alcove became a natural place for people seeking warmth to gather. With changes in building design, kitchens became separate rooms, while inglenooks were retained in the living space as intimate warming places, subsidiary spaces within larger rooms.[...]
Inglenooks were prominent features of shingle style architecture, but began to disappear with the advent of central heating.[...] Prominent American architects who employed the feature included Henry Hobson Richardson, Greene and Greene and Frank Lloyd Wright. British architect Richard Norman Shaw was a significant influence on Richardson.
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Post by: Varg on October 11, 2014, 10:18:37 am
Thanks :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 11, 2014, 10:19:51 am
Sounds very cozy; I think we need one in The Place. ;D
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Post by: Patti L. on October 11, 2014, 10:52:23 am
Half a dozen at different fireplaces?

Finished the Kara & Asil story in "Shifting Shadows", skimming "In Red, with Pearls" now.
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Post by: charmed on October 11, 2014, 11:08:25 am
Re-reading Promises in Death by J.D. Robb then back to The Buried by Shelley Coriell.

Half a dozen at different fireplaces?

Finished the Kara & Asil story in "Shifting Shadows", skimming "In Red, with Pearls" now.

I love the Kara and Asil story, one of my faves.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 11, 2014, 11:29:18 am
Gives some hope for Asil, doesn't it?
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Post by: charmed on October 11, 2014, 11:32:19 am
Yes, it does. :)
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Post by: wolvin.mm on October 12, 2014, 10:03:10 am
Reading "The Oathbound" by Mercedes Lackey.
Hoping I will have the money to buy "Shifting Shadows" later this month. This time I am not waiting for the paperback.
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Post by: Janilee on October 12, 2014, 05:24:34 pm
Just finished Iron Druid.
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Post by: Cerulean on October 14, 2014, 07:39:15 pm
Reading Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 14, 2014, 07:51:18 pm
Finally finished War and Peace (audio) today. (http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/18.gif)

Starting Transhuman ~Ben Bova
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Post by: Varg on October 15, 2014, 01:59:08 am
:)

Steamy romance.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 15, 2014, 09:12:42 am
 >D
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Post by: Janilee on October 15, 2014, 12:33:44 pm
Eldest by Christopher Paolini.
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Post by: White roses on October 15, 2014, 10:21:44 pm
Waiting for the release of
(http://www.daryndajones.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/7thgrave1.png)

21/10/2014
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Post by: charmed on October 16, 2014, 09:51:19 am
A new urban fantasy, Seeing the Light by Eileen Bell
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Post by: Pee Wee on October 18, 2014, 11:43:18 pm
Finishing Witch with no name" for a while --> I'm very fine with the end of this series

Finishing Dragon Bones and Dragon Blood yesterday --> spend a wonderful time reading Ward  :)

Starting "Lied des Bluts"/ Blood Song (A Raven's Shadow Novel) von Anthony Ryan --> a new writer for me
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Post by: Cerulean on October 25, 2014, 11:10:24 am
Finished Blood Song by Anthony Ryan Saturday night at 3:00 AM. VERY good book! Started on the sequel, Tower Lord. I'm also in the midst of The Rithmast by Brandon Sanderson and Unbinding by Eileen Wilks.
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Post by: Varg on October 25, 2014, 11:47:07 am
:)

I just got Unbinding, I am not up to date on the rest of the series. Can I read it as a stand alone?
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Post by: Patti L. on October 25, 2014, 12:06:37 pm
Finished "Elfhome" by Wen Spencer.  Somehow it left me unsatisfied.  Possibly because I had read it before, I felt it was all reacting and no sitting down for some councils of war, sharing intelligence, and making some plans to deal with the enemy. Very little acting together. 
I know the tech keeps getting blown up or smashed, or fried by magic, but why don't they have some kind of magical versions beyond the far-writers?  Why don't they set up some tengu, and maybe some of the faster half-oni to be a messenger corps?  They waste so much time looking for each other, it cheeses me off.
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Post by: Varg on October 25, 2014, 12:14:52 pm
That has annoyed me too, but I think a very real lack of trust between all the players keeps them from cooperating that much. Perhaps they will set something up as Tinker gets her infrastucture in place and now that Oilcan and the grandfather is in play who knows what structures and gadgets might happen.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 25, 2014, 12:31:24 pm
Plus what Jin taught Tommy & how he's taking up on it... we should move to her thread.

I think next I'll go back to the 4 novella collection of Christmas romances.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 25, 2014, 12:34:17 pm
The Android's Dream   ~John Scalzi (audio)
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Post by: Varg on October 25, 2014, 12:48:12 pm
I've started Unbinding by Eileen Wilks but I am in sort of a holdin pattern reading wise, not really getting into anything and waiting for the two releases the 28. 9)
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 25, 2014, 03:02:18 pm
What a treat! Classic story, classic actor reading it. (http://youtu.be/QXKT7QQsVx0) ~18 minutes
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Post by: Gerd D. on October 26, 2014, 12:51:36 am
Valerie - Erbin von Cotton Fields (Valerie - Heiress of Cotton Fields) by Ashley Carrington aka Rainer M. Schröder.
A Bodice Ripper from '87 (playing in 1860 America, you can always get me with a story set in or around the Civil War), so far a surprisingly entertaining read.
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Post by: White roses on October 27, 2014, 08:07:17 pm
Seventh Grave and No Body - Darynda Jones, plus the the Hunger Games trilogy. 
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 27, 2014, 08:18:06 pm
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Post by: Cerulean on October 29, 2014, 01:36:55 pm
:)

I just got Unbinding, I am not up to date on the rest of the series. Can I read it as a stand alone?

Varg, I wouldn't suggest it. I was up-to-date on the series and this book STILL lost me. There's almost no background covered on the previous book or novellas that make up Kai and Nathan's story. Again, I've read those and I still was lost and uninterested. It's a complete shame, as I normally love this series.

I did, however, just finish Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews, which was great  bOuNcY bOuNcY
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Post by: Pee Wee on December 07, 2014, 12:33:19 am
Finished Blood Song (A Raven's Shadow Novel) von Anthony Ryan. Leaves me a little double-minded. I'm not sure if I think it's great or only okay  :-\

Reading again Shifting Shadow and finding out, that "Grey" becames to one of my favorites.

Have some more stuff on the kindle, but hmmm... Think its time to start with Ilona Andrews.

So, what is the best to read first?
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Post by: Patti L. on December 07, 2014, 12:45:14 am
I'd say go to her thread & throw the question in there.
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Post by: Pee Wee on December 07, 2014, 12:50:06 am
Okay, will do this ...
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Post by: White roses on December 21, 2014, 11:24:35 am
Discovered a new series  bOuNcY

Fever by Karen Marie Moning

There are 6 books published with the 7th due in Jan 2015.

Happy holiday reading!
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Post by: wolvin.mm on December 21, 2014, 11:26:02 am
 :D

Rereading "Arrow's Flight" by Mercedes Lackey.
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 21, 2014, 11:26:37 am
Shifting Shadows ;D
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Post by: wolvin.mm on December 21, 2014, 11:27:25 am
I hope I can buy that after my birthday.
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Post by: Patti L. on December 21, 2014, 11:33:31 am
Barely started the John Cleese autobiography; need to not have anything else at hand at the same time, since it's borrowed.
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 21, 2014, 11:41:52 am
No rush. What do you think so far?
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Post by: Patti L. on December 21, 2014, 01:25:57 pm
I think his mom was strange.  I've just gotten past the mole egg story.
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Post by: Janilee on December 21, 2014, 02:51:40 pm
I am reading Wen Spencer's Wood Sprites.
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Post by: Kkat07 on December 21, 2014, 06:45:01 pm
Re-reading a couple books by Mercedes Lackey. Just finished Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop, and working on The Magicians and Mrs Quent, by some author I can't remember.
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Post by: Patti L. on December 21, 2014, 06:49:10 pm
About to start "Nine Goblins" by "T. Kingfisher", a.k.a. Ursula Vernon, courtesy of Suzami's giveaway.  :D bOuNcY
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Post by: Pee Wee on December 24, 2014, 12:31:13 am
I hope I can buy that after my birthday.

Isn't there the possibility to share at the kindle? I'm not really sure how this works, but can find out if you like and give it to you.
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Post by: Gerd D. on December 24, 2014, 02:10:04 am
Finally read Metropolis, by Thea von Harbou, didn't like it much - it's terribly overwrought in my opinion, buried in religious symbolisms reflecting the multitude of faiths.

This notwithstanding, I did like this part, spoken by Joh Fredersen's mother (Fredersen, if you are familiar with the story, is the one who rules over the metropolis):

Quote
“Du hast vergessen, daß Liebende heilig sind. Auch wenn sie sich irren, Joh; selbst ihr Irrtum ist heilig. Auch wenn sie Narren sind, Joh; selbst ihre Narrheit ist heilig. Denn wo Liebende sind, ist der Garten Gottes, und niemand hat das Recht, sie daraus zu vertreiben. Nicht einmal Gott.”

"You have forgotten that lovers are sacred. Even if they are mistaken, Joh, their mistake itself is sacred. Even if they are fools, Joh, their folly itself is sacred. For where lovers are, there is God's garden, and no one has the right to drive them out. Not even God."

I wish you a merry Christmas everywhere, btw.
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Post by: White roses on December 25, 2014, 11:20:27 am
Book 5 in the Fever series  by Karen Marie Moning - two to go
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Post by: Cerulean on December 29, 2014, 12:47:29 pm
Just finished Redshirts by John Scalzi  :P

I just started a New Adult book The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen. I loved the first book in the series, The Year We Fell.
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Post by: Kkat07 on December 31, 2014, 04:20:32 pm
Just read the anthology that Unappreciated Gifts is in. WAKE THE SANTAMIND.  LOL
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Post by: ironkitten on January 01, 2015, 06:21:10 am
Well dumb as it sounds trying to get the newest percy jackson book, and still having issues with my mercy books. The artwork here in the UK is different than the USA. I like the states book covers better. Anyway trying to get a copy of Patty's last book and thinking of starting a book series from Terry Prachett, seems popular here, never heard of him/her in the states.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 01, 2015, 10:36:59 am
BBC4 just did the Sir Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman book "Good Omens" for radio.  Try listening to that to get a feel for him.

Reading "Toad Words and other stories" by Ursula Vernon.
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Post by: ironkitten on January 05, 2015, 02:16:52 pm
ya I saw you posted that on my introduction thread - so already checking it out. Thanks.
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Post by: Pee Wee on January 17, 2015, 12:31:34 am
Finished "Kate Daniels" -wow-.

Start with  reading "Ein Mann namens Ove" (Frederik Backman) a Swedish author. Don't know what's estimating me, my best friend give it to me.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 17, 2015, 07:42:38 am
"Estimating?"  Trying to give an educated guess as to duration or size?
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Post by: Varg on January 17, 2015, 08:07:56 am
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
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Post by: pondhawk on January 17, 2015, 02:43:06 pm
A friend of mine just read that and loved it. Her recommendations have been hit and miss for me, though, so I will be interested to hear what you think of it.
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Post by: Varg on January 17, 2015, 04:21:37 pm
Loving it so far. Might be up for a more wordy answer in morning :)
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Post by: White roses on January 17, 2015, 05:44:04 pm
Nancy Gideon's Moonlight series.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 17, 2015, 10:05:39 pm
Finished a cat themed mystery in ebook form, shared with me by charmed, from her eARC.  Not bad, but not something where I'm going to be seeking out more, either.  At least, not if there aren't improvements.
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Post by: Pee Wee on January 17, 2015, 11:35:18 pm
"Estimating?"  Trying to give an educated guess as to duration or size?

Again in struggle with words  :-' is expectation a better word?

Found an english description "There is something about Ove. At first sight, he is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible...The word-of-mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman's heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step - and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend."
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Post by: Varg on January 18, 2015, 05:15:08 am
A friend of mine just read that and loved it. Her recommendations have been hit and miss for me, though, so I will be interested to hear what you think of it.

Enjoyed it very much. For a book with maybe half a page of action scenes it grabben my attention and held on very well. Almost unputdownable. Even if there isn't much physical action going on there is still a tension and "drive" to it that really grabbed hold of me.

Also found out that Katherine Addison is a pseudonym for Sarah Monette whose writing I do enjoy very much
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Post by: Patti L. on January 18, 2015, 10:08:27 am
Expectations, or a variation on it, should be a better fit, yes.
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Post by: pondhawk on January 19, 2015, 10:39:38 am
Oh, I've reat Sarah Monette's Mirador series. She really is an excellent writer, though sometimes I think she is a little into trying to shock the reader. One thing that really impressed me about that series was that she was able to use an invented slang that actually worked. Most invented slang just ends up distracting me to the point of annoyance. I will definitely look for The Goblin Emperor.
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Post by: Cerulean on January 19, 2015, 10:40:39 am
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss.
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Post by: Gerd D. on January 19, 2015, 11:10:05 am
"The Lurker at the Threshold", by H. P.
Interesting, but I did expect more from it.

And I've got Rose Lerner's "Sweet Disorder" waiting on my eReader, Historical romance, but I did enjoy her "A lily among thorns" - hope this one can compare.
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Post by: Varg on January 19, 2015, 02:34:30 pm
Oh, I've reat Sarah Monette's Mirador series. She really is an excellent writer, though sometimes I think she is a little into trying to shock the reader. One thing that really impressed me about that series was that she was able to use an invented slang that actually worked. Most invented slang just ends up distracting me to the point of annoyance. I will definitely look for The Goblin Emperor.
She does have a way with language. :) That is part of what made the Goblin Emperor very enjoyable I think. The very careful and conscious use of words, style and level of formality really adds flavour and texture to a read. This one is not as dark as the Mirador series. Allthough the intrugue and politics are still quite deadly.

Have you read her collaboration with Elizabeth Bear? So far there are two books: A Companion to Wolves link (http://www.amazon.com/Companion-Wolves-Iskryne-Elizabeth-Bear-ebook/dp/B005H0O88S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421706582&sr=8-1&keywords=A+companion+to+wolves) and The Tempering of Men link (http://www.amazon.com/The-Tempering-Iskryne-Elizabeth-Bear-ebook/dp/B004ULOKJW/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0NVBXXX1RZ3VY014KXD5) and there is supposed to be a third one in the works. I read about it on Elizabeth Bears blog I think ? anyway, not sure when that will be out. But I enjoyed the other two. Those two ladies do excellent world building and charachters.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on January 20, 2015, 08:41:04 am
Just finished 'Raven's Shadow' and onto 'Raven's Strike' :)
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Post by: Gerd D. on January 24, 2015, 04:01:19 am
Poor Child of Doubt and Death, a bonus short story to Sweet Disorder by Rose Lerner, putting her heroes in a paranormal romance setting as vampire and dragon shifter.
'twas fun!

http://roselerner.com/blog/2014/12/25/sweet-disorder-short-story/
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Post by: pondhawk on January 24, 2015, 06:46:16 am
You know Varg, I had looked at the synopsis and reviews of TCOW when it came out, and it did not sound completely like my cup of tea. The Mirador series was right on the edge for me, and I really appreciated her writing in that. But in that series, and in a blog post of hers I once read, she seems a little overly enamored of gratuitous transgression, and it may be that I read for different reasons than she sometimes writes.
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Post by: Cerulean on January 28, 2015, 09:38:05 am
I interrupted Rothfuss to read Jeaniene Frost's Bound by Flames, because I  :-LOVE this series. It was great. Dark, but great.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 28, 2015, 09:46:23 am
The Witches of Wenshar by Barbara Hambly, an oldie - gosh, nearly 30 years! Sequel to "The Ladies of Mandrigyn", and (to be read next) before "the Dark Hand of Magic."
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Post by: Pee Wee on January 31, 2015, 11:50:31 pm
Finished "An man named Ove" - it was in the kind of "Gran Torino", and yes, amusing.
Finished "Ich schreib dir 7 Jahre", Liz Balfour - nice story to read along the way.

Now "Das vierte Siegel", Liane Sons a German author. A great fantasy-story, I hope. More than 900 pages  :)
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Post by: Patti L. on January 31, 2015, 11:53:31 pm
Working on book 2 of the "Black Dogs" duology by Ursula Vernon,
but tomorrow I'll be reading "Impulse" by Dave Bara, to review for Bea.
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Post by: Janilee on February 01, 2015, 09:07:40 am
Just finished Burn for Me.
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Post by: Reidiwr on February 01, 2015, 12:20:45 pm
Deceiver ~C. J. Cherryh
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Post by: Varg on February 06, 2015, 10:52:47 am
I am envious that you got hold of that Patti. :)

Reading bits and pieces from Anne Bishop and Patty to stave off impatience for March to be here.
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Post by: Patti L. on February 06, 2015, 12:50:37 pm
I am envious that you got hold of that Patti. :)

Which?  Black Dogs, or Impulse?  So far I'm not impressed with "Impulse"; my tastes have been made too sophisticated by David Weber's "Honor Harrington", I suspect.
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Post by: Varg on February 06, 2015, 12:52:32 pm
Black dogs. I've been wanting to try it, but the low price on Amazon for a used copy is $123... I am not that tempted. 9)
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Post by: Patti L. on February 06, 2015, 01:14:02 pm
Wow. I could finish reading the 2 volumes, ship them to you, and you could ship them back for a LOT less than that.
It's not her art, by the way.
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Post by: Varg on February 06, 2015, 01:44:03 pm
Yup. That we could. :)

Whose art then? Someone new and exciting?
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Post by: Patti L. on February 06, 2015, 01:49:45 pm
Karen Swartz  copyright 2010
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Post by: pondhawk on February 07, 2015, 06:54:25 am
Stopped by the used book store yesterday and scored a copy of Wen Spencer's Tinker. I had read the second in the series based upon many recommendations, but hadn't been able to locate the first. So I am a happy human. Also found a couple of Diane Duane's fantasies.  Her YA Wizard series is a favorite, but these are the first of her others I have seen. And Lavender Green Magic by Andre Norton, which I read as a kid at least four decades ago, but my only memory of the book is of loving it. These should get me a little closer to spring.
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Post by: Janilee on February 07, 2015, 07:52:35 am
 :D Good haul!
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Post by: wolvin.mm on February 09, 2015, 05:03:11 am
I have started on Shifting Shadows bOuNcY
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Post by: wolvin.mm on February 12, 2015, 12:46:12 am
Almost finished Shifting Shadows, now rereading Frost Burned while waiting for Night Broken to arrive.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on February 13, 2015, 05:18:35 am
Finished Frost Burned in less than two days, the flu is good for something...
Now reading The Hob's Bargain
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Post by: Varg on February 13, 2015, 05:53:52 am
:)
I'm planning a reread of that while waiting for March 3.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on February 14, 2015, 06:31:08 am
Of what? Frost Burned or The Hob's Bargain (which is a very good read so far, I got halfway in one day)?
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Post by: Varg on February 14, 2015, 09:50:07 am
The Hob's Bargain :)
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Post by: wolvin.mm on February 14, 2015, 09:58:18 am
Good plan. I am planning on reading more of it, when the children are in bed :) I have just gotten it for my birthday :)
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Post by: Varg on February 14, 2015, 09:59:04 am
Enjoy!
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Post by: Patti L. on February 14, 2015, 10:49:36 am
Good plan. I am planning on reading more of it, when the children are in bed :) I have just gotten it for my birthday :)

I've been using quotes from that (in a leisurely, wandering re-read) for the hangman game here.
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Post by: ironkitten on February 14, 2015, 04:41:53 pm
I have the art book for Nene Thompson and Amy Brown and none of them make it that far for pages and paragraphs. I bought some craft magazines and that's not working either because they are patterns........ :P
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Post by: Cerulean on February 15, 2015, 12:42:48 pm
Re-reading J. C. Daniels' Broken Blade to prep for the new book Edged Blade
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Post by: Pee Wee on February 21, 2015, 11:28:21 pm
Finished "das vierte Siegel", very exciting, with a hero who don't wants to save the world, and a princess who is incredible, but finds her way  :)

Now I'm in the waiting loop for Dead Heat, so will read some about dogs behavior, I think. After Dead Heat I'm planning its time for Ann Bishop  :) - will ask there, whats the best to start then.
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Post by: Gerd D. on February 22, 2015, 03:21:04 am
"The very best of Charles de Lint"
Not sure about the title, for so far with few exceptions all the stories revolve around or touch with the same character - but then, maybe Charles is one of those one Universe writers.

Apart from that goes:
Oh, my goodness! He's brilliant!

Perfect Urban Fantasy comfort reads with a most lovely cast of female characters, but mainly Jilly Coppercorn, who we also see on the cover of book pictured in Charles Vess' fitting style (which reminds me just so a bit of Michael Kaluta).
Can't believe that it took me so long to discover this author, he's one of those for whose writing the term "magical realism" must have been coined.
I'm bound to say that he going to replace "The night circus" as latest favourite read and standing recommendation.
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Post by: Patti L. on February 22, 2015, 09:39:36 am
Not everything of his is in the one universe, or the city of Newford, but most of it is.

I've got "Second Watch" by J.A.Jance, a J.P.Beaumont mystery.
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Post by: Janilee on February 22, 2015, 09:51:14 am
I remember reading him in the 80s and 90s and knowing he had the perfect touch for his genre. :D
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Post by: wolvin.mm on February 22, 2015, 11:13:49 am
Read Night Broken and finished the last stories in Shifting Shadows :-LOVE
Now I have a difficult choice, reread some more Mercy, or onto one of my other new books :-\
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Post by: mellinatre on February 22, 2015, 01:03:38 pm
"The Devil You Know" book 2 of the Darkmirror agency series by Marie Castle
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Post by: wolvin.mm on March 05, 2015, 01:53:57 am
The Gathering by Kelley Armstong, in a Ditch translation because that is the only one they have at the library. I liked it a lot, and just got the other two of the trilogy, from the library. While waiting for those, I started in Jim C. Hines' The Stepsister Scheme, the first of the Princess series (I have got it complete now, Patti!).
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Post by: Varg on March 05, 2015, 02:43:01 am
Dead Heat :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on March 05, 2015, 09:31:40 am
Gate of Ivrel ~CJ Cherryh

I rarely re-read, but this one has always been special to me. ;D
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Post by: Patti L. on March 05, 2015, 10:34:15 am
Dead heat, and some romance schlock from the kindle.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 05, 2015, 06:02:28 pm
Finished Dead Heat. Will start Pocket Apocalypse next, but not tonight. Time to put the ponies to bed before the really nasty stuff blows in, and tomorrow will require significant shoveling before much reading can happen.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on March 07, 2015, 01:22:23 pm
The Calling by Kelly Armstrong. In Dutch again. I find I am really not used to reading fiction in my own language anymore 9)
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Post by: wolvin.mm on March 16, 2015, 11:12:55 am
Followed that immediately with The Rising after that. Paused for a few days to mourn the end of the story, and today I read the novella Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong (the signed copy I won last year).
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Post by: pondhawk on March 16, 2015, 12:37:14 pm
Just reread Reaper Man, which turned out to be an entirely fitting tribute and antidote to grief. Now have turned back to finish Diane Duane's To Visit The Queen, which I had put down for Dead Heat, Pocket Apocalypse, et al.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 16, 2015, 03:33:30 pm
Pondhawk - "I don't scratch that much!"

"You do now!"
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Post by: Varg on March 17, 2015, 03:06:27 am
I am reading Reaper Man too :) finding it stranely soothing. Thinking of maybe doing the whole series with Death.  Or not 9) I might get distracted by something else. I stumbled across my copy of The Painted Man the other day and now I want to reread that and get more in the series.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 17, 2015, 05:41:52 am
 
Pondhawk - "I don't scratch that much!"

"You do now!"

 :)

Death is in nearly every, if not every single, Discworld book. And he's a benign presence. Pratchett had a very practical view of things in general.
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Post by: ironkitten on March 17, 2015, 06:41:25 am
Hmm I have  a prachett book here - must read it. I have noticed Prachett is popular over here. Reading the new - well new to me, it's a year old house of night book that was just put out at my library. I wish they would run the mercy verse over here. 
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Post by: pondhawk on March 20, 2015, 07:48:36 am
Ironkitten, you are so lucky to be reading Pratchett for the first time. You have tons of fun ahead of you.
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Post by: ironkitten on March 21, 2015, 05:39:43 pm
thanks. I am looking forward to reading it. I did research the author a little bit so it looks like there is plenty to read.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on March 22, 2015, 01:01:45 am
I read only the first discworld book, years ago. It didn't appeal to me much, so I haven't read more.
I am now reading Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 22, 2015, 05:38:20 am
Wolvin, the first Discworld book, like a lot of first books, is not nearly as good as later ones. And it features Rincewind, who is one of my least favorite characters in the series. As the books don' t have to be read in order, do yourself a favor and read one of the later books. Wyrd Sisters, Jingo, or The Last Continent are good starters. Rincewind is in TLC but by then he has The Luggage, and the staff of Unseen University are also along, so it's worth it.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 22, 2015, 09:19:38 am
Seconded!  Or Pyramids, where the only recurring character I can think of is Death.
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Post by: charmed on March 24, 2015, 06:17:30 am
Dead heat, and some romance schlock from the kindle.

hey! I liked some of those romances. Try the Jessica Scotts, if there are any on there.

I just finished Breath of Scandal by Sandra Brown, a romance written in the early 90s and boy does it show its age. Plus, some really weird word choices on the part of the author (Cerulean, Reidwir, this was the sponging book). I also finished up The Fifth Gospel by Ian Caldwell, a 400+ page religious mystery. Boy did it take me back to my college days. Not the most compelling mystery every but fascinating theological detail and richness.

I'm not sure what to tackle next, but something lighter than the religious book for sure!
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Post by: charmed on March 24, 2015, 06:18:45 am
I read only the first discworld book, years ago. It didn't appeal to me much, so I haven't read more.
I am now reading Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong.

I think that was the one I read and I was underwhelmed. I read and liked Otherworld Nights. Have you read Bounty Hunt?
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Post by: pondhawk on March 24, 2015, 06:41:16 am
See Patti's and my Pratchett suggestions above, charmed. If his first Discworld were the first one I read, I might never have picked up another. Now I'm trying not to mope because there will be no more new ones to read. And we should have added Feet of Clay to the list of good starters. Also, those with short attention spans may wish to skip the first couple pages of philosophical exposition in some of the books, to get right to the story.
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Post by: Varg on March 24, 2015, 08:37:06 am
:)

I am about to start Blood Lines by Eileen Wilks.  I figured after reading book 11 in the series I should try to "catch up" as it were 9) and continue where I left off previously. I think I stopped after the third one for some reason. ??? Maybe because they were still being published and the wait between books got too long.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 24, 2015, 12:02:01 pm
Not exactly "what I'm reading now", but I've read some of these sequels, & might enjoy getting hold of some of the others:

http://www.theweek.com/articles/539872/11-book-sequels-probably-didnt-know-existed?hootPostID=31a5409e36e853407815841b7cb3777d

I'm thinking particularly of the "Catch-22" sequel.

Another that few people know, because the original has sunk into obscurity; "The Prisoner of Zenda" has the sequel "Rupert of Hentzau".
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Post by: Janilee on March 24, 2015, 01:11:00 pm
I'm rereading my Toby Daye Books.

I once won a trivia quiz because I knew that the sequel to Kidnapped was David Balfour.

The complete title is: David Balfour: being memoirs of his adventures at home and abroad : the second part.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on March 25, 2015, 05:15:34 am
I read only the first discworld book, years ago. It didn't appeal to me much, so I haven't read more.
I am now reading Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong.

I think that was the one I read and I was underwhelmed. I read and liked Otherworld Nights. Have you read Bounty Hunt?
I haven't. Isn't that a graphic novel? I looked it up online, and it is quite expensive. So I am not sure I will ever read that. I would like to know the story though :-\
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Post by: charmed on March 25, 2015, 07:00:15 am
It's one of her books put out by Subterranean Press and yes, expensive. It was a splurge. PM me if you want and I'll give you the rundown on the story.
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Post by: Varg on March 30, 2015, 02:00:15 pm
I have gotten sucked into the world of the lupi :o Reading number nine now: Mortal Ties
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Post by: Janilee on March 30, 2015, 03:45:21 pm
 :D It is a fun world.
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Post by: Reidiwr on March 30, 2015, 07:51:04 pm
I’m listening to a post-holocaust sort of tale. PH is one of my favorite genres.
This book is a disappointment. The storyline is the only reason that I haven’t given
up on it; the clumsy sentence structure and poor word choices are annoying, but
the killer is the lack of research and thought.

Latest issue:

Day 5 after the event the power finally goes out. Quite reasonable IMO. But.
It fails just as our protagonist enters the stairwell on the ground floor of her
NYC apartment building and she is left in complete darkness throughout
making her way to her apartment.

I can’t imagine that NYC, or anywhere for that matter, would not require
emergency lighting in apartment stairwells and hallways. Since the power
had just failed, at least some of even the most poorly maintained emergency
lights would have worked.

Too bad. It could have been a great story. :(

Since I have little good to say, I will not name the author or title.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 30, 2015, 10:03:48 pm
Kind of you, unless you're waiting for someone else to fall prey to it in complete darkness. ;)
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Post by: Reidiwr on March 30, 2015, 11:20:44 pm
Extinction Point  ~Paul Antony Jones
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Post by: Gerd D. on March 31, 2015, 01:05:51 am
Picked up an old Shadowrun™ novel again, like the main character (sort of - she's not exactly a good guy), a Weretiger Assassin.
But it's hard to get through the books lingo if you haven't played the game.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 03, 2015, 06:14:45 am
Just finished "Written in Red" by Anne Bishop :-LOVE
Another title I would have missed if I hadn't joined this forum :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 04, 2015, 09:10:50 pm
My current audiobook is read by Harlan Ellison. I had no idea he was
such a good reader! Seems there is not much he doesn’t do well.

Later: I was reading about him on Wikipedia. Kind of a cranky, contentious
person, he was.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 04, 2015, 09:16:46 pm
Was?  I hadn't realized he'd died.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 04, 2015, 09:17:25 pm
Sorry, IS.
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Post by: Pee Wee on April 04, 2015, 11:33:04 pm
Finished Dead Heat - how could it be one more year to read the next book of PB

Finished "Burn for me" - also great stuff (and about IA there is some more to read for me)

Now, I'm not sure what to read next - need an inspiration
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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 09, 2015, 08:55:30 am
Readin "Blood of dragons" by Robin Hobb :)
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Post by: Patti L. on April 09, 2015, 09:02:26 am
Re-read of "Soul Music" by Sir Pterry Pratchett, with "Schlock Mercenary vol.1" sitting and looking at me reproachfully.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 18, 2015, 10:18:01 am
Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 18, 2015, 01:35:02 pm
Huck, by Janet Elder.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 18, 2015, 05:30:33 pm
The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison (aka Sarah Monette). Actually I am finished it, having stayed up nearly until 3am to do so in one day. This book got almost uniformly good reviews, and far exceeded my expectations. Some of the reviewers said that it was gripping even though not much really happened. I cannot begin to imagine what they are talking about, unless possibly not much sex. There was a heck of a lot of other stuff happening. Monette is a fabulous writer, but frankly the lack of sex in this book is a distinct improvement over her others imo.
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Post by: Varg on April 19, 2015, 01:22:55 pm
I really liked that one, and I agreee there is a lot going on, but most of it isn`t sex or action in the form of violence.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 20, 2015, 07:08:19 am
Exactly. The suspense is more emotional and intellectual than physical. But things most certainly happen.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 20, 2015, 10:38:18 am
“My right eye was blind from plaster—a piece was stuck in my left nostril—Johanna and Mignon looked like ghosts from the dust—and an insane part of my brain (the one in all of us that loves denying we're in a crisis) was thinking: Johanna is going to have a lot of sweeping to do. . . .”

~FREE RANGE Bruce McAllister
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Post by: charmed on April 20, 2015, 03:42:56 pm
I've been on a reading binge lately, yay for being ill. :( My current book is a review book, a romance with a mystery, Hideaway Cove by Anna Sullivan.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 20, 2015, 09:02:16 pm
Got several things going, including a re-read of "Thud" by Sir Pterry Pratchett.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 21, 2015, 08:31:23 am
That's the one where Nobbs and Colon debate the difference between art and erotica, right? One of my favorite scenes ever.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 21, 2015, 09:45:37 am
Urns or plinths, or both, right.  "Why's that guy yawning at us?"
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Post by: wolvin.mm on April 21, 2015, 11:13:19 am
I am reading "Elemental Magic" an anthology in Mercedes Lackey's "Elemental Masters" world. There is only one story in it by Mercedes Lackey herself. I do prefer her writing her own stories...
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 22, 2015, 09:21:52 am
Book Conservator Nobuo Okano Repairs Tattered Books to Make Them Look Brand New (http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/04/book-conservationist-nobuo-okano-repairs-tattered-books-to-make-them-look-brand-new/)
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Post by: Janilee on April 22, 2015, 10:02:21 am
That is fantastic!
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Post by: Pee Wee on April 25, 2015, 11:17:51 pm
Clean sweep is waiting at my Kindle - but I just finished written in red, so I have to go on with this first
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Post by: ironkitten on April 29, 2015, 12:07:28 am
Finally got a hold of the Mercy thompson book - night broken. Bought and read it over the weekend.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 29, 2015, 05:02:58 am
Kevin Hearne, Shattered. The chapters in Granuaile's voice are a little tough for me, because I have a really hard time reading present tense fiction. But I managed the one Carl Hiaasen wrote that way, and I'm getting used to this one.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 29, 2015, 09:24:12 am
Got a re-read going on Terry Pratchett's "Monstrous Regiment", then volume 2 of Schock Mercenary.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on May 01, 2015, 10:17:21 am
After I finished "Spellbound" by Kelley Armstrong, I found out "Waking the Witch" came first. So I am reading that now. Also read "living with the Dead" last weekend.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on May 05, 2015, 10:46:36 am
Finished the Otherworld series by reading "Thirteen".
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Post by: Janilee on May 05, 2015, 07:34:55 pm
Queen of Hearts: A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen.
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Post by: pondhawk on May 08, 2015, 08:08:28 am
Day Shift, by Charlaine Harris. Fun!
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Post by: Reidiwr on May 08, 2015, 09:18:22 am
Contamination ~T. W. Piperbrook (Don’t waste your money.)
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Post by: Grandpappy Wycked on May 08, 2015, 06:03:37 pm
Just finished the 4 book set of the "Colbana Files" by J.C. Daniels (aka Shilow Walker)

Re-read books 1-3 of Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Re-read Alpha and Omega 1 & 4

Re-reading Moon Called

Just started the Iron Wyrm Affair by Lillith St. Croix

Not really been thrilled by what is in my TBR pile right now, looking more for "Comfort Reads" which is probably why I have started, but not yet finished the Lillith St. Croix book.

(edited to correct book title)
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Post by: White roses on May 08, 2015, 07:33:49 pm
Waiting for
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Post by: Zealith on May 09, 2015, 01:32:01 pm
I still need to read the 7th one.
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Post by: Pee Wee on May 10, 2015, 10:41:42 pm
Finished Murder of Crows.

Started Clean sweep  :)
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Post by: wolvin.mm on May 11, 2015, 10:25:45 am
Waiting for the library to get "Murder of Crows" ;)
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Post by: ironkitten on May 11, 2015, 12:05:40 pm
I finally got my downloaded copy of alpha and omega - YAY!!!!!! can't wait to read it. Only took me a day to read the mercy one. hmmm.
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Post by: pondhawk on May 26, 2015, 07:17:48 am
Just finished my first reading of Naomi Novik's Uprooted, released last week. It's not part of her Temeraire series. For mature audiences with two sweet but explicit sex scenes, this is a book that works on many, many levels starting with the story itself, which is both gripping and a really powerful metaphor of personal and global issues. I stayed up way too late finishing it.
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Post by: Grandpappy Wycked on May 26, 2015, 03:39:51 pm
Just added Nalini Singh's first book in the PsyChangeling series...Slave to Sensatiion. Mrs and I have been listening to her Guild Hunter series on audible.
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Post by: Gerd D. on June 05, 2015, 06:10:05 am
Summer on Lovers' Island - Donna Alward,

and finally (as, like, the last person in the world),
Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  :-LOVE
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Post by: Patti L. on June 05, 2015, 09:06:09 am
I've never read any of the Anne books.

I've got "The Hen of the Baskervilles" going.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 05, 2015, 09:36:12 am
Dead Heat :D

...Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  :-LOVE

*nods*
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Post by: Sirena on June 08, 2015, 09:53:33 pm
Just finished the The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on June 14, 2015, 10:49:00 am
Read "Redoubt", "Bastion" and "Take a Thief" by Mercedes Lackey.
Now reading "En dan nog iets" a funny book with observations about our language, by Paulien Cornellisse.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 17, 2015, 04:58:18 pm
“Marry him! ... He’s got horses.” ;)
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Post by: Patti L. on June 17, 2015, 08:54:21 pm
“Marry him! ... He’s got horses.” ;)
Is this the title of book you're reading?  Who wrote it?

I'm reading the Baen Free Library "Draw One in the Dark" by Sarah Hoyt online at wr0k.  Finished "Fledgling" by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller from same source, so I've pulled out my hardcopy edition of the next book in the sequence, "Saltation", but haven't cracked it open yet.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 17, 2015, 09:29:48 pm
A line from Dead Heat. Possibly not exact. ;)
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 22, 2015, 08:52:05 pm
Just started the download of this month’s audiobooks. :)

The second part of a pretty good post holocaust series: Yesterday's Gone: Season 2

And an Octavia E. Butler: Dawn: Xenogenesis, Book 1

It’s been years since I’ve read any of her stuff. Looking forward to it. :)
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Post by: Janilee on June 23, 2015, 07:22:36 pm
The Cookoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith.
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Post by: pondhawk on June 23, 2015, 07:23:30 pm
I read Fledgling and Kindred. Kindred was so intense I had a hard time finishing it.
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Post by: pondhawk on June 23, 2015, 07:24:48 pm
The Cuckoo's Calling was excellent. Those are must reads for me, but I do wait for the PB version.
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Post by: Janilee on June 23, 2015, 07:39:00 pm
Found it at the library. :)
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Post by: pondhawk on June 23, 2015, 07:47:25 pm
Good plan!
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Post by: Patti L. on June 23, 2015, 08:58:23 pm
Olivia Butler's been dead for years, they ought to be available in paper!
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 23, 2015, 09:39:11 pm
I’m surprised that they are available in audio. :)
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Post by: Gerd D. on June 24, 2015, 12:01:51 am
Finished Anne and now am making my way, one can say progress, through Little Women.

Should have started with the latter I fear, for unlike the movie version it aged badly IMO, and doesn't fare well in comparison to the light hearted Anne. Not that it ain't fun, at times, but man is she delivering her morals with a heavy hand - not to mention, it's a wee bit too religious for my taste.
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Post by: pondhawk on June 24, 2015, 08:19:54 am
Olivia Butler is available in PB, but Robert Galbraith is JK Rowling, so very much alive, and HB until the next title is readyto release. She is an excellent mystery writer. I heard that the one sort of literary novel she published under her own name was not really worth the trouble, but I love Cormoran Strikem
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 24, 2015, 09:36:07 am
 :-LOVE Little Women
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Post by: Janilee on June 24, 2015, 06:49:14 pm
Rowling's A Casual Vacancy suffers from lack of a protagonist. IMHO. The humour is there, the stye of writing is there, and the excellent characterisation is there. But the focal point of the story is the man who died, and how his death effects the community. The dead man, the protagonist, is missing from the narrative. Makes it a more difficult read. I was about a third of the way through when I started asking myself why I didn't like the book.
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Post by: pondhawk on June 25, 2015, 09:20:18 am
That is useful information. Others have noted a lack of sympathetic characters, with the possible exception of two teenagers, but not having read it myself, I don't know firsthand how sympathetic they may or may not be.
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Post by: Gerd D. on June 26, 2015, 02:54:51 am
Addendum:
I progressed on to Little Women book 2, and must admit that I was too rash in my judgment of the book. It becomes a remarkable funny and timeless read in this part. From Jo's experiences with criticism as a writer, to Meg's marriage and the general take on falling in love and romance - it's always nice to see how few the really important things in life have changed over time.
It's easy to see in this part why it has stood the test of time so well and went on to become a much regarded classic.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 26, 2015, 09:51:30 am
 :)
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Post by: White roses on June 27, 2015, 12:40:47 am
Rogue's Pawn
Rogue's Possession
Rogue's Paradise

Which is The Covenant of Thorns series by Jeffe Kennedy
I'd give it 4 stars.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 27, 2015, 02:14:39 pm
2015 Locus Awards Winners (http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/06/2015-locus-awards-winners/)
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Post by: Gerd D. on June 27, 2015, 10:53:35 pm
2015 Locus Awards Winners (http://www.locusmag.com/News/2015/06/2015-locus-awards-winners/)

Totally OT:
The name of that magazin always brings out the School Boy in me, for in Germany we use "Lokus" colloquially to say WC (or use a diminutiv of place "das Örtchen" <- see, there we find locus again).


More on Topic:
I see that there's a lot of female authors on that list, seeing how it was impossible not to note that the Hugo got heavily under fire in recent years for a lack of same I wonder, is Locus more gender blind coming to that or is this a recent development?
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Post by: pondhawk on June 28, 2015, 12:19:42 pm
The Goblin Emperor totally deserved that win. It is an absolutely fabulous book.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on June 29, 2015, 08:52:18 am
"Murder of Crows" by Anne Bishop (in Dutch translation).
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Post by: Patti L. on July 21, 2015, 07:17:02 pm
On the last few pages of "Carousel Sun" by Sharon Lee.

Next up is "Redshirts" by John Scalzi.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 22, 2015, 07:59:48 am
Colin Powell's autobiography, My American Journey, originally published 1995. This book should be required reading for any politician who expects to vote on war resolutions. Some paragraphs are giving me goosebumps, they are so prophetic.
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Post by: Pee Wee on July 25, 2015, 11:03:04 pm
The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. An 2100 years old Druid in our world. Including werewolves, vampires, bad withches, magic swords and all these funny things  :D.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on July 28, 2015, 02:15:42 am
Just finished The Darkest Power trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.
Now trying to decide which books to take on vacation.
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Post by: big city wolf on July 28, 2015, 08:09:49 pm
Just finished two short stories by Kelley Armstrong that are released for e reader called "Gifted".
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Post by: Patti L. on July 28, 2015, 08:47:23 pm
Just finished re-read of the Lorna Freeman "Borderlands" trilogy.  Still in train:  "Redshirts" by John Scalzi.
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Post by: Rob on July 30, 2015, 03:58:02 am
Almost finished The Shadow Revolution (Crown & Key Book 1) by Clay & Susan Griffith.
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Post by: Pee Wee on August 22, 2015, 11:19:01 pm
Nephew gave me "The martian" by Andy Weir.
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Post by: White roses on August 23, 2015, 12:13:50 am
Has anyone read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas?  I was wondering if it would be a suitable for an 11 year old?
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Post by: Patti L. on August 23, 2015, 09:28:44 am
I have no knowledge.
Also, it's dependent on the 11 year old, isn't it?  Some are precocious, some, more . . . sheltered.
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Post by: Rob on August 24, 2015, 05:02:20 pm
Has anyone read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas?  I was wondering if it would be a suitable for an 11 year old?

It probably depends on the kid.  I've read a few chapters into it, before setting it down - the main character annoyed me....but I probably wouldn't recommend it for an 11-year-old, just by what I read.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on August 28, 2015, 11:46:35 am
"Made in America" by Bill Bryson.
Interesting, but not as relaxing as a fantasy novel.
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Post by: MaryW on August 28, 2015, 02:22:43 pm
Has anyone read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas?  I was wondering if it would be a suitable for an 11 year old?

I introduced my oldest son to David Eddings when he was that age.  Dennis L McKiernan is one of his favorites.  But I knew what he read.  I presume Harry Potter has been read.  If not start there.  Depending on the reading level Tolkien may work. Robin McKinley's Blue Sword is great. The Chronicle of Prydian by Lloyd Alexander was just recommended by the youngest son.

The oldest son introduced me to the genre when he read the C.S. Lewis Narnia series in a week while in second grade.  Being a controlling mother,  I started reading SF and Fantasy.  That way he only read books I approved of initially.   Now he helps me find new authors.

The youngest son just mentioned Brian Jacques Redwall series.  All three of the boys read that and liked it a lot.
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Post by: Gerd D. on August 29, 2015, 02:30:27 am
Kenilworth, by Sir Walter Scott.
Enjoy his style; not sure about the story, currently I can't see this ending in a happy ever after.


On Basilisk Station, by David Weber.
The only good thing about it which comes to mind is that it's free... lots of text book style entries interspersed with some space opera - just doesn't grab me.
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Post by: Patti L. on August 30, 2015, 04:53:40 pm
Oddly enough, Gerd, that's my favorite in the series to date.

I finally started the Anne Bishop "Black Jewels" books; found the first two at used book store.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on September 04, 2015, 09:53:20 am
Rereading "River Marked".
Wonder where I got that idea 9)
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Post by: Patti L. on September 04, 2015, 12:55:51 pm
Coyote's sisters?  ???

Working on middle volume of Black Jewels.
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Post by: Gerd D. on September 05, 2015, 01:46:37 pm
I've not yet given up on Weber - but switched to "Round up the usual suspects" by Aljean Harmetz.
Casablanca was on TV last week, love reading about the movie's history almost as much as the movie.
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Post by: pondhawk on September 06, 2015, 06:27:42 pm
A Red Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire and The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett. Very mixed emotions on that one.
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Post by: Cerulean on September 08, 2015, 08:09:49 am
Just finished A Red Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire and Archangel's Enigma by Nalini Singh. Both were terrific. Moving onto Hardwired by Meredith Wild.
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Post by: Patti L. on September 08, 2015, 06:53:28 pm
Just finished 2nd book in the Black Jewels trilogy, & naturally, neither used nor new book store has volume 3 of the trilogy per se.  I've got 5 side volumes, however, and the final Hawk & Fisher book by Simon Green, and several from his urban Fantasy series about the ghost squad.
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Post by: Pee Wee on September 08, 2015, 10:25:09 pm
Patti, what do you think about the Black Jewels trilogy - it's on my list, but I'm not sure.
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Post by: Patti L. on September 09, 2015, 06:37:01 am
It's ... not moving rapidly, but it is wide, there's lots of world & character building.  A lot of cruelty, but beauty as well.  The motives of the villains are very straightforward:  Everyone is inferior to us, we should own/rule them all.  The characters are either good or evil, with the good ones often being painted as evil by those who are bad.  The good ones have a lot more conflict between doing what's lawful & what's right or honorable, and the evil exploit that.  I'm not seeing any characters who either change from one state to the other, or who waver in the middle, according to the mores of the world built.
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Post by: Pee Wee on September 09, 2015, 10:52:04 pm
This was detailed, thank you Patti. Think I will start it, if I've got my kindle back. Nephew is at the last Mercy book, then he will read Shifting Shadow and then he needs to read  about Ward  :)
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Post by: Varg on September 10, 2015, 10:14:15 am
Just finished the Dream Healers duology by M.C.A Hogarth, enjoyable.
Wondering what to start next.  Perhaps some rereading....
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 10, 2015, 10:52:26 am
Finished Passages ~Connie Willis, last night on the way home.  :D
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 12, 2015, 01:49:09 pm
"5. Dickens, Charles. The Works of Charles Dickens. London: Chapman & Hill, 1897. Thirty six 7.75" x 5.5" volumes. Three quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt decorated spines in compartments, maroon and green spine labels. The bindings are by Stikeman. With light rubbing and edge wear, but generally a very nice VG+ condition set. The Gadshill Edition, issued in 34 volumes. This set also includes John Forster’s two volume work The Life of Dickens, uniformly bound with the set. $1,750.00”

Don’t expect I will be reading that copy. :o :-\

(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/8083296512/h061C122B/)
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Post by: Varg on September 13, 2015, 03:05:27 am
:) I like that stand! I sometimes remember books that way and loose the title and name of author in the mess that is my memory.
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Post by: FedoraGirl on September 13, 2015, 09:38:25 am
Wattpad books! So many, Brotherhood of Cain by makingmyownworld, The Confessions of M. by hazelgracewaters, and The Making of a Mobster by EclecticWriter and a few more. Quite a few on the to read as well.

Depending on whether people would consider those "real books" or not, I suppose.

I would be reading book three of the Firekeeper saga by Jane Lindskold, but unfortunately I don't have it or number four but I have one, two, five, and six.  9)
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Post by: Patti L. on September 13, 2015, 12:08:35 pm
I hear you, FedoraGirl; I'm missing 3rd Black Jewels book.  *makes note to stop at library, turn in current batch & look for that one.*
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 13, 2015, 07:46:43 pm
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Post by: Patti L. on September 13, 2015, 08:51:20 pm
That's what they all say. ;D

Most of the way through the "black jewels" collection, Dreams Made Flesh.
Also "Once in a Blue Moon", the final story of Hawk & Fisher, by Simon R. Green.
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Post by: FedoraGirl on September 14, 2015, 09:10:16 am
I hear you, FedoraGirl; I'm missing 3rd Black Jewels book.  *makes note to stop at library, turn in current batch & look for that one.*

I need to start going by the library again! I miss it. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to find some Jane Lindskold.

Reidwr, I want that mug, because it's so true. I think if someone looked at my history they would wonder what kind of creature I was. I once typed in something like "how to kill [blank blank] in [blank]" and realized just how awful it would look if any one saw it, so I had to add "for a book" juuuuust in case.

Also reading Burned by Ellen Hopkins and re-reading Crooked by Laura and Tom McNeal.
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 14, 2015, 09:24:13 am
...realized just how awful it would look if any one saw it, so I had to add "for a book" juuuuust in case.

Yah, right. :-whistle
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Post by: pondhawk on September 15, 2015, 07:53:03 am
Online conversations between writers can be hilarious. Especially the ones between mystery and fantasy writers, who tend to be really friendly and even-tempered IRL. I remember one mentioning that when she's really annoyed, she just kills someone [fictional] and that cheers her up immensely.

Just finished a reread of River Marked and Night Broken, and a first and only read of Hopcross Jilly. I discovered that the visuals in the graphic novels might not be a good fit for someone as visually oriented as I am. I'm not particularly squeamish, having worked as a necropsy tech for fifteen years, but the panel of the boy crying kept me awake for several hours.

FedoraGirl, I loved the Firekeeper series. I've read some of her Breaking The Wall series, but it hasn't resonated with me quite as much. Readers less animal oriented might like it better than the Firekeeper one, though, even though animals are certainly represented. You might try used book stores; I see her books there occasionally.

Currently starting Underground In Berlin, a memoir by Marie Jalowicz Simon which is translated from the original German. She was a young Jewish woman in 1942 when she went underground as the Jewish citizens of Berlin were being rounded up and transported to extermination camps. A couple of reviews and articles about the book made it sound fascinating. It does not sound safe for younger teens without a parental first read, though. And some parents might have issues with even older teens reading it, but I suspect that would be a mistake. I will have more to say when I have read more.
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Post by: FedoraGirl on September 15, 2015, 08:19:11 am
ponfhawk, I know I have the fourth book somewhere. The third I never got because it was "Dragon Bones" rather than a wolf oriented title as all the others had been. I think I will try a used book story, because I really want to see what happens to Firekeeper and Blindseer! I'm glad someone else knows what this series is.
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Post by: Varg on September 15, 2015, 11:08:27 am
Not yet reading it, but I ordered a new book :)
http://www.amazon.com/Apprentice-Elves-Iskryne-Elizabeth-Bear-ebook/dp/B00V34YHQ0/ref=pd_sim_351_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AA1R48Q47KQD4NM6Q98&dpID=51XLL1jg36L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR214%2C320_
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Post by: Gerd D. on September 16, 2015, 12:32:35 am
Started Emily St. John Mandel's "Station Eleven".
Love it thus far (even though I had to read that women can't write SF - not sure now if I'm still allowed to love it or if that will get my man-card revoked).
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Post by: Patti L. on September 16, 2015, 06:45:25 am
You need to read the reply John Scalzi made to the guy who said that about a recent anthology.
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Post by: pondhawk on September 17, 2015, 07:39:04 am
Finished Underground In Berlin. That is possibly the best book I have ever read on the effects of war on the civilian population. Parents would definitely need to read it first and be available for discussion. Jalowicz Simon is completely honest about the things people are willing to do in order to live another day. And her descriptions of those she encounters rely distressingly on the size of their pores, noses, etc. But she is easily as critical of herself as of anyone else.

One of the great virtues of this book is that almost no one she meets is presented as all good or all bad. She shows them in all their contradictory glory, including the committed Nazis who nevertheless knowingly sheltered her as a Jew. Fortunately, given the grimness of the subject, the author did not lose her sense of humor, which lightens the darkness to some degree.

It's well worth remembering that on any given day, somewhere in the world, some fellow humans are living out some version of this situation. I highly recommend this book.
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 22, 2015, 05:02:09 pm
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Post by: Pee Wee on September 22, 2015, 11:16:05 pm
Finished the second of the Black Jewels. "Hui" it is dark, surreal, cruel, needs a time to find out the network of the protagonists but then you're fallen deep, deep in the story  :D
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Post by: FedoraGirl on September 23, 2015, 09:32:51 am
Reidiwr, Ooooh nooooooo.  >D
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Post by: Janilee on October 08, 2015, 06:32:00 pm
Just finished The Red-Rose Chain. The total finally makes sense. :D
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 08, 2015, 06:51:34 pm
Moby Dick ~Herman Melville
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Post by: Patti L. on October 08, 2015, 07:23:47 pm
Wood Sprites ~ Wen Spencer
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Post by: pondhawk on October 08, 2015, 07:39:11 pm
Me too! About a quarter of the way in.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 19, 2015, 09:30:22 am
Frankenstein (audio) Oddly, I have never read the book. Very different from the
various adaptations I have seen/heard.

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Post by: Varg on October 22, 2015, 01:17:09 pm
I am about to start An Apprentice to Elves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear.
That is unless I follow my other impulse which is to read some kind of cheezy trope filled romance :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 22, 2015, 01:39:43 pm
I am finally reading listening to the unbridged Frankenstein ~Mary Shelley.

This is a very different book from the adaptations I have listened to/watched. A much
better book. :)
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Post by: Varg on October 22, 2015, 02:00:28 pm
That happens often in my experience, the adaptations can vey rarely capture the book fully or even do it true justice in many cases.
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Post by: Janilee on October 22, 2015, 02:18:40 pm
I am about to start An Apprentice to Elves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear.

Tell us how it goes. I want to read it.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on October 28, 2015, 02:25:18 pm
"Grass" by Sheri S. Tepper.
Read it in Dutch translation years ago and liked it, but in English it was better :)
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Post by: Janilee on October 28, 2015, 02:32:26 pm
I've enjoyed Sheri S. Tepper in her many incarnations. :)
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 28, 2015, 06:26:11 pm
The Journals of Lewis and Clark 1804-1806 ~Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (audio)
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Post by: Patti L. on October 28, 2015, 08:07:53 pm
Trying to make my way through "Blood Rites" by Jim Butcher.
Maybe it's because he's stoned on pain med, but he has breakfast three times when he's checking in with the client & the Raith, twice with the client!
And that's besides the time he twice takes his duster off to threaten Bob with the hammer. 
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Post by: Janilee on October 29, 2015, 12:42:07 am
 ??? I don't remember that. And it's the kind of thing that I reread when I get to it.
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Post by: Gerd D. on October 29, 2015, 02:07:22 am
Re-reading "The Garden of Eve" by K. L. Going.

After my last read, "Was bleibt, wenn ich verschwunden bin" -What's left when I'm gone- by Lilly Lindner, a young readers novel about Anorexia, I needed something light and comfy. What's left is an epistolary novel about two sisters, one aged nine, the other aged sixteen. It's told in the unanswered letters the younger one sends her sister in the clinic, and then in the second half gives the letters written by her older sister in answer but never sent.
Terrific writing, but a real downer.

Also I'm now on my last leg in "On Basilisk Station" - finally he gets things going!
They really should have cut down on the stuffing in that one.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 29, 2015, 07:02:04 am
I loved Wood Sprites. Especially happy to see the potential for more in that series.

Finished The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett. I picked it up on the recommendations of friends, who said it was about heroism. It is, and the story is good, but it's all very black and white. If you are uneasy with the level of cultural chauvinism in C.S. Lewis, you will be even more uncomfortable with this book. There is not a lot of nuance in the characters. I need to check whether this is his first book altogether, or just the first in the series. I give new authors something of a pass sometimes, because they do tend to improve in subsequent books. Not sure whether I will continue with this series.
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Post by: Varg on October 30, 2015, 03:03:01 am
I remember loving the Painted Man, for some reason the UK edition had a slightly different title ??? and I think that is his first book not just the first in the series. I could be wrong of course.
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Post by: Janilee on October 30, 2015, 09:40:13 am
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 30, 2015, 11:51:17 am
Umh?
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 30, 2015, 12:03:02 pm
Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire. (http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=teach+like+hair%27s+on+fire&tag=googhydr-20&index=stripbooks&hvadid=70738948712&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7831953660436686129&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_t8wfl2enh_b_p4)
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Post by: pondhawk on October 30, 2015, 06:16:17 pm
Just finished a reread of Bill Bryson's A Walk In The Woods. I'd forgotten how funny it was. Now I really want to see the movie. I can totally see Nick Nolte as Katz, though Redford as Bryson is a bit of a stretch imo.

Thanks for that info, Varg. In that case, I might give the next one a try.
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Post by: Janilee on October 31, 2015, 01:23:56 am
book on teaching by a man who gets excellent results from his students. Found it where I am housesiting.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 31, 2015, 06:09:04 pm
Aaaaaaand, a chemistry teacher in our area set her hair on fire yesterday. Also at least one student's hair, and four others were burned. No one was wearing protective gear *sigh*. I don't think that's what your author had in mind.
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Post by: Janilee on October 31, 2015, 10:13:07 pm
Probably not. LOL   Wonder if any protective gear was available?
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 08, 2015, 10:59:58 am
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Post by: Varg on November 08, 2015, 11:12:28 am
Poetry is a chronic condition once you catch it. *nods*
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Post by: pondhawk on November 09, 2015, 10:06:21 am
The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds With Common Birds, by Julie Zickefoose

Zickefoose is someone who intended from an early age to study ornithology at Cornell, but was informed that her grades were not good enough to study it anywhere. So she managed to get into ornithology by the back door, and has been invited to speak at Cornell. This makes me very happy. She is also a very decent artist and rehabilitator, so the book is a lot of fun to read. Each chapter is on a different species.

Also have read all my recent Nook purchases. The two Dana Stabenow mysteries are not necessarily her best work, but one is pivotal to the series. They read very seat-of-the-pants, like it took her right up to the end to decide who the culprit was. Nevertheless they have her brand of character, setting, humor and suspense, similar to PB or IA, but in the RL setting of the Alaskan bush. Come to think of it, that's a pretty alien world to most of us. Anyway, I am waiting patiently, more or less, for the next in the series.
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Post by: Varg on November 09, 2015, 10:52:09 am
Reading two sentence horror stories on the web :o

http://www.sunnyskyz.com/blog/153/20-Terrifying-Two-Sentence-Horror-Stories-I-Didn-t-Think-It-Was-Possible-Until-5-When-The-Hair-On-My-Neck-Stood-Up
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 09, 2015, 11:00:46 am
 :o (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/afraid/smileys-afraid-112537.gif)
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Post by: Patti L. on November 09, 2015, 01:08:41 pm
*hides from horror*
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Post by: pondhawk on November 12, 2015, 06:25:31 am
Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin. This is a very interesting read because it draws on some of the newer theories of emotion. There is an introductory chapter on theory and then chapters for the various domestic species, plus one each for wildlife and zoos. The subtitle is Creating The Best Life For Animals. Of course most of the information applies to human animals as well.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 12, 2015, 10:57:50 am
Just about ½ way through The Journals of Lewis and Clark 1804-1806 ~Meriwether Lewis and William Clark (audio).

Amidst the “we saw a ______, killed it” :( are some interesting observations. Things were sure different
in the early 1800s. :-\

What I don’t like is the repetition; the two of them often seemed to copy each others’ journal entries. ;D
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Post by: Janilee on November 12, 2015, 04:47:42 pm
 ??? Do you think the same things happened to both of them?
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 12, 2015, 06:40:52 pm
More than that, almost word for word in many cases. Often they would be separated
for at least part of the day.
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Post by: Janilee on November 12, 2015, 07:50:06 pm
Hmmm? Interesting.
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Post by: Gerd D. on December 02, 2015, 08:30:45 am
Thanks to eBay, which is not all frauds, praise be the Lord, I got three of Patty's Mercyverse Books home today:
Shifting Shadows, Night Broken and Dead Heat.

They are UK editions unfortunately, and I'm silently cursing Orbit right now for not being able to stick to one darn format, but at under 12.-€ for three books I can't curse too much (still, it hurts my inner book nerd). 9)
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Post by: Varg on December 02, 2015, 10:25:49 am
Congratulations ans commiserations LOL
I have to agree completely about the necessity of having the series in the same editions.
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 03, 2015, 09:40:15 pm
More than that, almost word for word in many cases. Often they would be separated
for at least part of the day.

I found the answer to that on University of Nebraska website (http://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/read/?_xmlsrc=introduction.general.xml&_xslsrc=LCstyles.xsl).

It was the daily custom of the captains to make rough notes, with rude outline maps, plans, and miscellaneous sketches, in field-books which they doubtless carried in their pockets. When encamped for a protracted period, these were developed into more formal records. In this development, each often borrowed freely from the other's notes—Lewis, the better scholar of the two generally rewriting in his own manner the material obtained from Clark; while the latter not infrequently copied Lewis practically verbatim, but with his own phonetic spelling. Upon returning to St. Louis, these individual journals were for the most part transcribed into neat blank books—bound in red morocco and gilt-edged—with the thought of preparing them for early publication. After this process, the original field-books must have been cast aside and in large measure destroyed; for but one of these [the Elkskin-bound Journal] is now known to exist. There have come down to us, however, several note-books which apparently were written up in the camps
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Post by: Janilee on December 03, 2015, 10:20:00 pm
Good research Reidiwr. :D
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 20, 2015, 10:37:47 am
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 01, 2016, 01:31:20 pm
I love time travel stories — in good part because of the variety of “takes” by different authors.

Really enjoying OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS  by Jay O’Connell (novella). Mostly because of the complexity of the story, but there are a few good quotes.

"I was between temp assignments, doing laundry and listening to National Public Radio. My Master's Degree in Nonviolence Studies was somehow not turning into lucrative job offers,...”

"I took another sip of the Postum. They burned the grain. And mixed it with dirt.”

"We drank to the Beatles, who, oddly enough, existed in all 127 timelines. We drank to Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek, who had as well."
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Post by: pondhawk on January 03, 2016, 01:53:56 pm
Well, of course they did.
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Post by: BillG on January 04, 2016, 04:40:44 am
Heinlein's "The Number Of The Beast", published in 1980, starts out with the invention of a time machine, which turns out to actually travel time, space and alternate dimensions.
As the protagonists start crossing time lines they hit on the idea of comparing the worlds by reading almanacs.
Reading one worlds almanac and looking at U.S. Presidents, Time Traveler Zeb Carter looks up and declares "I don't believe it. My family never gets into politics!"
Another such investigation has the reader calling out "Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy, Kennedy...."

Not much Time Travel fiction manages to even try to cope with the realization that to travel in time means traversing vast distances as well. Heinlein doesn't touch on the fact in this story, but has a device that goes anywhen/anywhere in the blink of an eye.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 04, 2016, 11:22:48 am
That’s part of what I like about TT stories. It’s such a foreign concept to our brains that there are no rules, so long as the story is internally consistent it works for me.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 23, 2016, 12:30:57 pm
I wish.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 23, 2016, 03:29:14 pm
Just finished re-reads of Cry-Wolf and Fair Game, back to Dead Heat.

For bus to & from Wr0k, I've got Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop.
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Post by: pondhawk on January 23, 2016, 03:45:29 pm
About 2/3 of the way through Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. For some reason it is starting to wear on me. Sometimes I have trouble when there is not a strong narrative line. Or maybe my mood is just not right what with the cabin fever. I may switch to something else for a while, like Sweep In Peace.
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Post by: Gerd D. on January 24, 2016, 05:32:12 am
Several at the moment:

Made my way through the introductory essays in "The Annotated Sherlock Holmes", William S. Baring-Gould ed.
Reading "In the blood of the Greeks", by Mary D. Brooks, on my eReader,
and "Die Zerrissenen", Stephanie Fey, at work.

Now I only have to keep the plot lines separated or else a young Sherlock Holmes fighting in the Greek resistance will fall in love with a german lesbian who is sectretly the illegitimate daughter of a Greek priest, while being confronted with the case of a necrophiliac and investigating the mysterious deaths of former members of the RAF*.


*The Rote Armee Fraktion, a German terrorist group from the seventies, not the Royal Air Force.
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Post by: wolvin.mm on January 24, 2016, 10:22:43 am
Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 24, 2016, 01:12:44 pm
re(etc.)-reading the pack bonds bit of Silver Borne, and just started Wizards at War by Diane Duane.  I've also got "Earthrise: Her Mortal Instruments" on Kindle Cloud.
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Post by: pondhawk on January 25, 2016, 11:41:14 am
I loved Wizards At War. Of course, I love all the Wizards books.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 25, 2016, 01:15:43 pm
Did you see the Advent calendar?
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Post by: pondhawk on January 26, 2016, 07:57:19 am
I did not. Will go back and try to find it.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 26, 2016, 01:05:42 pm
I think I have it bookmarked at home; not sure it's still active, but I'll post it tonight if I can.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 30, 2016, 11:13:40 am
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Post by: Janilee on January 30, 2016, 12:11:10 pm
And which one was written for children? 9)


Just finished Omens and Visions by Kelley Armstrong. Liked both and am waiting for the library to get Deceptions. Neither had particularly good lines for Hangman. :-\
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Post by: Gerd D. on January 30, 2016, 12:34:22 pm
You know, Rowling's "I care for my characters" makes me like her more than G.R.R.'s "Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out" approach to writing.  :)

Went from "In the blood of the Greeks" to book two "Where shadows linger".
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 30, 2016, 12:50:47 pm
I gave up on G.R.R. after the first book. He kills too many horses. :(

Dhalgren ~Samuel R. Delany, audiobook. I tried to get into this years ago, but couldn’t. The audio version is read by  Stefan Rudnicki, who is one of my favorite readers. I’m liking it so far. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on January 30, 2016, 02:29:51 pm
I loved Wizards At War. Of course, I love all the Wizards books.
Did you see the Advent calendar?

Here it is:  http://www.youngwizards.com/interim-errantry/2015/12/01/how-lovely-are-thy-branches-advent-calendar/
Sadly, it looks as though it's been deactivated.  :(
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Post by: Reidiwr on February 03, 2016, 11:04:16 pm
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Post by: BillG on February 04, 2016, 03:52:59 am
 :D :D :D  And in getting the cheapest stuff, always checking to see if the larger container really is cheaper by the  unit.
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Post by: Janilee on February 04, 2016, 12:31:39 pm
 ??? And?
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Post by: Janilee on February 22, 2016, 01:43:56 pm
Just finished From a High Tower. Inspired me to look up Karl May. Now that is a colourful character.
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Post by: pondhawk on February 22, 2016, 02:46:16 pm
I just finished Saving Simon, by Jon Katz. Part memoir of rescuing a donkey, part meditation on the various faces of compassion. Altogether worth the read, it's now possibly my favorite of his books. Got A Wizard Of Mars on my Nook, and am about a third of the way through catching up so I can start Games Wizards Play. I haven't got Lifeboats yet.
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Post by: Reidiwr on February 23, 2016, 10:20:07 pm
40 Freaking Creepy-A** Two Sentence Stories (http://thoughtcatalog.com/michael-koh/2013/07/40-freaking-creepy-ass-two-sentence-stories/)

*language and "seriously creepy" warning*
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Post by: Jake on February 24, 2016, 01:06:50 am
I'm currently reading Storm Front. The first Dresden files book. One down, 12 to go. I do want to read the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson. I actually loved The Keep film by Michael Mann, so it inspired me to check out the series soon.
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Post by: Cerulean on March 06, 2016, 02:59:32 pm
Finding something to tide me over until Tuesday when Fire Touched comes out. I did a re-read of Penric's Demon, a short story by Bujold, but that wasn't enough.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 06, 2016, 03:50:27 pm
Did you get Gentleman Jolie and the Red Queen?
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Post by: pondhawk on March 07, 2016, 09:39:59 am
Apparently there is a new Seanan McGuire/Incryptid out? It's requiring all my discipline to stay away from B&N until tomorrow. Currently reading the new Patricia A. McKillip, KINGFISHER, and about 1/3 of the way through. There were a couple of lines that were so mystical I wanted to smack someone, but mostly it's been good. It's solidly UF, or possibly Resort Area Fantasy. The setting reminds me of the Pacific coast. The characters are sort of modern day Arthurian, in that they are driving sports cars, pickups etc. but talking about quests with a complete lack of irony. McKillip is a fabulous writer in every sense of the word.
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Post by: Janilee on March 09, 2016, 08:19:14 pm
I finished the new Incrypted. Much fun with Aeslin Mice. I'm now reading Home from the Sea by Mercedes Lackey. Nice shout out to Elizabeth Peters.  :D Waiting for my new book in the post.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 05, 2016, 05:19:19 pm
I read it (CHAOS CHOREOGRAPHY) last week. Fun! Just picked up Laurie R. King's THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL, Seanan McGuire's EVERY HEART A DOORWAY, and Faith Hunter's latest Jane Yellowrock, SHADOW RITES. However I had started Leon Panetta's memoir WORTHY FIGHTS a couple of days ago, and it's interesting enough that I will probably finish it before starting any of those. The guy has lived through a lot of history.
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Post by: Janilee on April 05, 2016, 05:52:11 pm
Looks like a good story.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 05, 2016, 08:17:09 pm
Re(etc) reading "Shadow Magic" by Patricia C. Wrede.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 05, 2016, 08:31:48 pm
Huron Hurog, (^%$#@! autocorrect, my worst enema) FB, Twitter, hotel services binder. Interesting but the plot is lacking.
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Post by: Gerd D. on April 06, 2016, 12:55:09 am
Uncle Tom's Cabin, and some Civil War accounts on the side.

I'm surprised how readable, entertaining, and still relevant Beecher Stowe's book feels, although it's at times a tad more difficult to read than more modern novels and she sure doesn't spare with the Christian message.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 06, 2016, 09:25:55 am
Huron, FB, Twitter, hotel services binder. Interesting but the plot is lacking.

Autocorrect strikes again?

Anything about the Civil War and slavery is still relevant, sorry to say. It's looking more and more like that will always be true.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 06, 2016, 12:33:58 pm
For the next several million years until we evolve, perhaps, which is depressing.

Got out The Harp of Immach Thyssel by Patricia C. Wrede, to follow the other Lyra book, Shadow Magic.
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Post by: Jynx on April 07, 2016, 10:24:49 pm
Currently reading Wicked Lovely by Malissa Marr. Waiting for River Marked to come off hold from the library!
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Post by: BillG on April 08, 2016, 01:42:06 am
For the next several million years until we evolve, perhaps, which is depressing.

Got out The Harp of Immach Thyssel by Patricia C. Wrede, to follow the other Lyra book, Shadow Magic.

Following with 'The Raven Ring', perhaps?
And yes, there always seem to be variants from the human breed around who think it to be their right to own other humans.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 08, 2016, 04:51:06 am
I downloaded several pages from Wikipedia on railroad signaling systems. Fascinating stuff.

IMO ;)
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Post by: Patti L. on April 08, 2016, 06:08:30 am
For the next several million years until we evolve, perhaps, which is depressing.

Got out The Harp of Immach Thyssel by Patricia C. Wrede, to follow the other Lyra book, Shadow Magic.

Following with 'The Raven Ring', perhaps?
And yes, there always seem to be variants from the human breed around who think it to be their right to own other humans.

I grabbed Caught in Crystal next, back to 11-1200 years after The Wars Of Binding, and where I tend to suspect the 'black crystals' used by Tammis, and the Lithmern priests came from.
Noting - since the names are from "Harp" that the history quoted is by "Flindan Kensar Starren" - any bets that it's by Emereck & Liana's son, since it's 30 years after Altethia's crowning?
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Post by: BillG on April 09, 2016, 02:19:33 am
For the next several million years until we evolve, perhaps, which is depressing.

Got out The Harp of Immach Thyssel by Patricia C. Wrede, to follow the other Lyra book, Shadow Magic.

Following with 'The Raven Ring', perhaps?
And yes, there always seem to be variants from the human breed around who think it to be their right to own other humans.

I grabbed Caught in Crystal next, back to 11-1200 years after The Wars Of Binding, and where I tend to suspect the 'black crystals' used by Tammis, and the Lithmern priests came from.
Noting - since the names are from "Harp" that the history quoted is by "Flindan Kensar Starren" - any bets that it's by Emereck & Liana's son, since it's 30 years after Altethia's crowning?

It's been too long since I read them to recall. Perhaps I should plan the same re-read you're doing now, as I've long enjoyed the stories.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 13, 2016, 10:18:03 pm
Just returned my first Audible audiobook.

Item: Anvil of Tears: Reforged, Book 1
Amount: 1 credit
Refund issued to: Your Audible credit bank

I rarely give up on a book, but this was awful. :(

Now w)(king on A Canticle for Leibowitz, so far :).
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Post by: Janilee on April 13, 2016, 10:28:33 pm
The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare. Second book in the Magisterium series. I am enjoying the series so far. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on April 13, 2016, 11:05:54 pm
Listening to "Bloodhound" by Tamora Pierce, read by Mark Oshiro.
In paper, "The Raven Ring" by Patricia C. Wrede.
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Post by: Janilee on April 13, 2016, 11:16:59 pm
 :-\ Bloodhound?
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Post by: pondhawk on April 14, 2016, 06:01:09 am
Just finished Faith Hunter's latest Jane Yellowrock, SHADOW RITES. A fairly solid entry in the series, with plenty of suspense and lol moments.

The book I read before this was Leon Panetta's memoir, WORTHY FIGHTS. There are about 535 politicians I want to hit over the head with this book, but it's not really heavy enough to make an impact unless you actually read it. As an aside, every time I type his name, autocorrect wants to make it Pancetta. Now I am hungry.
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Post by: Gerd D. on April 14, 2016, 06:17:27 am
Finished "A walk to remember", for me that's a positive case of "the movie was way better".
It's astounding how long two-hundred pages can get ...
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Post by: Patti L. on April 14, 2016, 06:29:42 am
:-\ Bloodhound?

http://www.amazon.com/Bloodhound-The-Legend-Beka-Cooper/dp/0375838171
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Post by: Janilee on April 14, 2016, 08:04:38 pm
 LOL I know the book. Your mistype was what I was questioning. Love Beka Cooper.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 14, 2016, 08:07:48 pm
Ah, the "Blookhound" - that's a bookhound/bloodhound cross, right?
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Post by: Janilee on April 14, 2016, 08:08:56 pm
I do believe that would be the correct term for such a beast. LOL
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 23, 2016, 08:53:11 pm
Sqeeee! I found Visitor ~C. J. Cherryh on audible. I now have that, 2 Connie Willis stories, and Fire Touched in the TBL file. :D
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Post by: Cerulean on April 27, 2016, 07:01:29 am
Re-reading Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series. About halfway through Storm Breaking. I skipped the Oathbound/breakers trilogy, and will probably end my re-reads with the Owl Mage trilogy, if I can get them at the library. Those books are packed up in storage and thus inaccessible.

I'm also cheating on the side with Shifter Planet by D.B. Reynolds.
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Post by: Patti L. on April 27, 2016, 08:11:39 am
Re-read of Paladin of Souls by Bujold.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 28, 2016, 06:36:14 am
Just finished THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL by Laurie R. King. Her Russell/Holmes books are always a treat. In reading this one, I realized I had skipped the prior one, so I have that to look forward to as well. Currently reading ENCOUNTERS WITH ANIMALS by Gerald Durrell. Any nature geek who has not read Durrell is missing out something fierce. He is hilarious.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 28, 2016, 10:04:16 am
Finished Treasure Island, starting Tracker. :D
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Post by: pondhawk on May 09, 2016, 04:06:53 pm
Finished Charlaine Harris' latest, NIGHT SHIFT. As always, her dialogue and characters are a hoot. There is a whiff of shark-jumping about the climax, but the book as a whole is tons of fun with plenty of astute behavioral observations.

Now well into MISTER MAX: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by Cynthia Voigt. It's a little formulaic and derivative, but she is such a good writer that she can get away with it. It would be fine for middle schoolers, as the hero is twelve, and it's a pretty good coming of age steampunk mystery so far. I like it a lot better than some other steampunk I've read, honestly.
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Post by: Janilee on May 09, 2016, 04:39:33 pm
Just finished the last Lacey Flint novel, Dark and Twisted Tide. Sharon Bolton does know how to make you afraid of the dark. :D
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Post by: Reidiwr on May 09, 2016, 07:38:42 pm
Just, much to my surprise, finished Tracker ~C. J. Cherryh.

Can you say cliffhanger?
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Post by: Patti L. on May 09, 2016, 07:47:14 pm
Listening to last chapter of "The Will of the Empress", & finished a "Firefly" graphic.
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Post by: BillG on May 10, 2016, 02:13:03 am
Finished 'Spell Blind' by David B. Coe. The protagonist is an ex-cop, now a P.I., in the Phoenix, Arizona area. He's an ex-cop because he's a weremyst. This means he's a mage, and one who's power level depends on the phase of the moon; he's strongest at the full moon. Alas, his mental facilities get whacked by the mage power.
Mr. Coe's work is new to me, but I see he's got quite a bit of fantasy work out there.
I enjoyed this one, and have the next in the series being brought by the local library request system.
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Post by: Gerd D. on May 10, 2016, 05:35:34 am
You know, when I read werewmyst, I thought of a guy that turns into fog... LOL

Currently reading some Mike Resnick:
The Best Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' Gunslinger in the Whole Damned Galaxy.
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Post by: Patti L. on May 10, 2016, 05:48:45 am
Listened to first 4 parts of Terry Pratchett's "Maskerade", but can't find the rest on YouTube, guess I'll get the dead tree version out.
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Post by: Reidiwr on May 11, 2016, 05:49:49 pm
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Post by: pondhawk on May 12, 2016, 06:20:02 am
That's about the size of it. Currently reading ROSE MADDER by Stephen King, in which the heroine does pretty much the same thing, only into a painting. Feeling very meta right now.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 29, 2016, 10:15:45 pm
Station Eleven   ~Emily St. John Mandel  Very pleased with it. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on June 29, 2016, 10:22:26 pm
Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller.  Alliance of Equals (hardcover) in same series hits the shelves July 5.
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 20, 2016, 07:27:55 pm
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Post by: Patti L. on July 20, 2016, 08:07:50 pm
Good review.

Just started a collection  "Dark Detectives".
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 22, 2016, 09:30:47 pm
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Post by: Patti L. on July 23, 2016, 08:26:52 am
Oooh...  I'll have to point that out a few places. 
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Post by: BillG on July 26, 2016, 02:49:22 am
I'm just starting 'The Rook', by Daniel O'Malley. It's his first, and was was a winner of the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Above the title is the phrase "On Her Majesty's Supernatural Secret Service".
It's looking good. Published in '12 and there is a sequel out
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Post by: Patti L. on July 26, 2016, 05:44:15 am
Re-reading (times X) the Grub-and-Stakers cozy mysteries by Charlotte MacLeod under her pen name of Alisa Craig.
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Post by: Gerd D. on July 26, 2016, 07:06:18 am
Re-reading "Night calls" by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel, preparing to read "Lace"

Quote
Which one of you b*chtes is my mother?
Loved the TV-Show back when, lets see how the reading experience compares. :)
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Post by: pondhawk on July 26, 2016, 07:48:35 am
I'm just starting 'The Rook', by Daniel O'Malley. It's his first, and was was a winner of the 2012 Aurealis Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Above the title is the phrase "On Her Majesty's Supernatural Secret Service".
It's looking good. Published in '12 and there is a sequel out

THE ROOK is tons of fun. The sequel got mixed reviews, and as I haven't read it yet myself, I can't offer an informed opinion on that one.
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Post by: BillG on July 27, 2016, 02:07:40 am
Re-reading (times X) the Grub-and-Stakers cozy mysteries by Charlotte MacLeod under her pen name of Alisa Craig.

Zounds, egad and forsooth! Have any nauga herds been rustled yet?
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Post by: Patti L. on July 27, 2016, 06:25:45 am
No, but the yak herds have been rustled for a movie adaptation.  Soon, a poke shall be pinched!
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Post by: BillG on July 28, 2016, 03:23:37 am
Haunting!
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Post by: pondhawk on July 28, 2016, 06:20:26 am
I am about 2/3 of the way through STILETTO, sequel to THE ROOK, and it is just fine. Not sure what the reviewer's problem with it was.
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Post by: BillG on July 29, 2016, 01:35:01 am
I am about 2/3 of the way through STILETTO, sequel to THE ROOK, and it is just fine. Not sure what the reviewer's problem with it was.

Glad to hear that. Sometimes sequels fail, other times critics do. :D
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Post by: pondhawk on July 30, 2016, 10:25:53 am
At the end the author kind of forgets about a minor but important character. Other than that, it was a great read. There is a joke about fonts which brought me to tears every time I read it. The punchline cannot be quoted without substitution. It is a spectacular achievement.
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 13, 2016, 10:13:45 am
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Post by: Patti L. on August 13, 2016, 10:18:28 am
LOL
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Post by: BillG on August 15, 2016, 03:37:39 am
 LOL
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Post by: pondhawk on August 15, 2016, 05:25:59 pm
Just finished the first book in Faith Hunter's new Soulwood series - and I am quite impressed that Autocorrect knew to suggest Sourwood for that - BLOOD OF THE EARTH. It is set in the Jane Yellowrock universe, and there is a neat little homage to the Mercy Thompson series near the end.
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Post by: katy on August 15, 2016, 06:38:38 pm
Me too -- I enjoyed it!  Had you read the short story that introduces Nell?  I'm anxious for the second book in the series -- CURSE ON THE LAND -- coming in November.

I also just finished BETRAYALS -- the fourth book in Kelley Armstrong's Cainsville series.
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Post by: Patti L. on August 15, 2016, 06:50:53 pm
Re-read a bunch of Charlotte MacLeod's "Alisa Craig"mysteries, now re-reading Our Hostess' "Dragon Bones".
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Post by: pondhawk on October 09, 2016, 11:30:33 am
Just finished the latest in Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden mystery series. Harris wrote mysteries for almost two decades before she started writing urban fantasy, and now she's returning to her roots. The previous one in the series, LAST SCENE ALIVE, was several years ago. The current book, ALL THE LITTLE LIARS, is the ninth, so not a good place to start due to major spoilers. While she does not kill off characters with quite the gleeful abandon of George R. R. Martin, none of her major characters are truly safe from that fate except the heroine, so it's best to start farther back. This book is not quite as dark as some of the earlier ones, though not exactly a cozy either.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 22, 2016, 09:53:00 pm
Squee! Came across an audio book by a favorite author read by a favorite reader. :D bOuNcY
Babel-17 ~Samuel R. Delany Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Post by: Mominator on October 27, 2016, 10:38:53 pm
Just read through all my Babylon 5 books. On a bit of a binge.

Also, just read Mike Shepherd's new book in his Kris Longknife series (it just came out that day!), called Bold. Or should it be BOLD? :D
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Post by: BillG on October 28, 2016, 03:19:44 am
I've recently re-read Robert E. Weinberg's two trilogies based on the RPG Magic: The Gathering.
They were written in the Nineties, and in an alternate world I would not want to live in.
The Masque of the Red Death consisted of Blood War, The Unbeholden and Unholy Allies; The Horizon War consisted of The Road To Hell, The Ascension Warrior and War in Heaven.
Mages, vampires and Beings From The Outer Dark...
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Post by: Patti L. on October 28, 2016, 05:06:20 am
Then my re-reading of the "Ukiah Oregon" series by Wen Spencer are tame by comparison.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 28, 2016, 05:17:52 am
I still have to look for that one.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 28, 2016, 05:30:04 am
Mine are getting kind of soft at the corners from re-reading and handling.
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Post by: BillG on October 29, 2016, 01:34:23 am
Mine are getting kind of soft at the corners from re-reading and handling.

That's annoying. What I hate is when pages start to come loose. :(
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Post by: Patti L. on October 29, 2016, 05:02:38 am
I've got a few of those, including the original version of "King Kobold" by Christopher Stasheff.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 28, 2016, 10:17:44 am
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Post by: BillG on November 29, 2016, 03:53:09 am
 LOL LOL LOL

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Antigravity book, you are poorly written, boring and full of opinions miss-labelled as facts.
There, I've put it down for you.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 02, 2017, 08:03:59 pm
No Man's Land: A Novel ~Simon Tolkien

I am wowed. IMO Simon is right up there with Steinbeck, Tolstoy, Dumas, Verne, and Dickens. :-LOVE
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Post by: pondhawk on April 03, 2017, 07:19:20 am
So is it a doorstop like Tolstoy, Dumas, and Dickens, or a little leaner like Steinbeck and Verne?
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 03, 2017, 09:08:29 am
Different strokes for different folks, I guess. I :-LOVE all of them.
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Post by: pondhawk on April 04, 2017, 05:38:20 am
I don't mean that they are only doorstops; just that they can be used for that purpose. Steinbeck and Verne, not so much, unless it's a very small door. I much prefer Steinbeck's nonfiction to his fiction, and would probably read any of the doorstops before reading TGOW again.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 04, 2017, 10:03:06 am
Grapes of Wrath is one of my all-time favorite novels. Hits the nail on the head. :)
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Post by: pondhawk on April 04, 2017, 10:56:43 am
It does; it's just not a comfort read for me. I love CANNERY ROW, SWEET THURSDAY, and TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY though.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 04, 2017, 02:39:05 pm
Definitely not a comfort read, a get out and raise hell read.

There are so many books left that I need/want to read. :-\
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Post by: pondhawk on April 06, 2017, 07:30:10 am
So many books, so little time. There are T-shirts for that.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 06, 2017, 08:49:21 am
Finished No Man’s Land yesterday. :-'
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Post by: BillG on April 08, 2017, 12:45:07 am
So many books, so little time. There are T-shirts for that.

I've got one; it's getting ragged. So is the one with Groucho's comment about books and dogs.
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Post by: BillG on April 25, 2017, 02:44:04 am
Just finished reading 'Type & Cross' by J. L. Delozier, a story about tracking down the creator of a horrid plague. A single rogue, not a group or nation.
It's quickly inferred that the evil-doer is a synesthete, and I find that this was yesterday's Word of the Day from Dictionary.com:
synesthesia
noun [sin-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
1. a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
 ;D
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Post by: Patti L. on April 25, 2017, 05:12:20 am
Ursula Vernon tastes shapes in foods, or at least wines.
This is not a motivation for doing evil.  I trust this was a character trait rather than 'cause'?
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 25, 2017, 07:31:55 am
Daily care logs. :(
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Post by: Janilee on April 25, 2017, 09:53:19 am
Is the sad face due to their being boring, the state of the logs, the state of the care or some other issue?
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Post by: Patti L. on April 25, 2017, 11:52:20 am
"Hunter" by Mercedes Lackey.  Very her; lots of variant repetitions of the same basic information to pad the word count.
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Post by: Reidiwr on April 25, 2017, 05:57:24 pm
Is the sad face due to their being boring, the state of the logs, the state of the care or some other issue?

Boring. No plot, poor characterization, repetitive. 9)
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Post by: BillG on April 26, 2017, 02:11:27 am
Ursula Vernon tastes shapes in foods, or at least wines.
This is not a motivation for doing evil.  I trust this was a character trait rather than 'cause'?

A character trait, inherited from his father, and part of his feeling isolated.
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Post by: BillG on April 26, 2017, 02:15:09 am
Is the sad face due to their being boring, the state of the logs, the state of the care or some other issue?

Boring. No plot, poor characterization, repetitive. 9)

Isn't boring what you want in such logs? In any such documentation I've been involved with drama in the logbook meant trouble on the ground.
(It should have meant trouble at sea for my four years in the navy, but I was assigned to the SeaBees, and never stepped foot on a ship.)
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 21, 2017, 08:56:08 am
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Post by: Patti L. on June 21, 2017, 12:17:02 pm
The latest "5 gods" story of Penric & Desdemona from Lois McMaster Bujold.
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Post by: pondhawk on June 21, 2017, 02:36:27 pm
Some classic Andre Norton I picked up at the used book stores in Milwaukee.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 21, 2017, 04:31:49 pm
Visitor: Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 2. ~C. J. Cherryh
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Post by: Patti L. on June 21, 2017, 09:30:34 pm
Some classic Andre Norton I picked up at the used book stores in Milwaukee.

Oh ho!  If I sent you a short story I wrote, (it was for one of the writing group challenges, way back when) would you be willing to see if you could read it, and tell me if it evokes her writing, to you?
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Post by: pondhawk on June 22, 2017, 12:19:31 pm
Sure. Do you have my email from IMs? I might not be on again tonight, but will be on in the morning.
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Post by: Patti L. on June 22, 2017, 07:44:27 pm
I can send it to you through the Hurog PM system, it'll fit in one message.
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Post by: pondhawk on June 23, 2017, 05:37:47 am
Works for me!
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Post by: Patti L. on June 23, 2017, 12:36:19 pm
~ First I have to lay my hands on it again...
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Post by: Gerd D. on June 24, 2017, 01:51:45 am
"Growing Strong Daughters", Lisa Graham McMinn

It's a re-read, still the intro caught me just as unawares as the first time. There's something feeling really disconcerting about an author talking about God and The Fall as if they were real - but apart from that, it's a great book.
She comes off actually quite levelheaded.
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Post by: pondhawk on June 24, 2017, 06:35:49 am
Believe it or not, many people who believe in God are, in fact, quite levelheaded. There is not, in fact, any scientific way to prove that God does not exist. Atheists are choosing a belief. Agnostics are the only completely scientific thinkers.

ETA: The Fall, on the other hand, is admittedly pure mythology. However, I can think of a few technological innovations that may eventually qualify as metaphorical Falls in hindsight.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 24, 2017, 08:59:00 am
Believe it or not, many people who believe in God are, in fact, quite levelheaded. There is not, in fact, any scientific way to prove that God does not exist. Atheists are choosing a belief. Agnostics are the only completely scientific thinkers.

I have to disagree with the last. There is indeed no way to definitively prove or disprove the existence of a supreme being. My rational thought, weighing the evidence, concludes from same that there is none. You can evaluate the evidence differently. My ‘belief’ is based on my best and most honest interpretation of the world I see.

Agnosticism can be the result of not having enough information to make a choice, and that’s okay. (‘Believing’ that there is no way to tell.) It can also be, and in my experience often is, a fear of renouncing belief in supreme being and being condemned to hell. Being raised in a religious environment, I had to struggle with that myself. Eventually the cognitive dissonance became too much for me and I became an atheist.

IMO
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Post by: Patti L. on June 24, 2017, 11:21:28 am
Back to what's being read, folks, remember, religion is one of the forbidden subjects. :)  Feel free to PM debate, but Private, not Public, okay?

I'm doing a re-read of Gentleman Jolie and the Red Queen, by Lois McMaster Bujold.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 18, 2017, 01:45:26 pm
After my foray into classic Andre Norton, all books I'd previously read a few decades ago, I'm reading some classic Charles deLint that is new to me (I've read a few of his, but not these). Bedside book is GREENMANTLE and car book is MULENGRO. Both are from the 80s and quite good. The former in particular has a lot of thinking about Big Questions in it, which in no way slows down the action.
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Post by: Janilee on July 18, 2017, 01:51:22 pm
I've enjoyed Charles de Lint in the past. Haven't read him in a while. Should go look hm up again. Have been reading Ben Aaronovitch's The Furthest Station.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 18, 2017, 01:57:04 pm
Ben Aaronovitch is my new must-read. It's just so long until the next Rivers of London book comes out! I have to get Audible so I can listen to the short story.
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Post by: Janilee on July 18, 2017, 02:16:32 pm
Have you been reading the graphic novels as well? I'm saving up for The Black Mold set.
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Post by: BillG on July 19, 2017, 02:49:28 am
Just finished Stephanie Osborn's Alpha and Omega. Enjoyed it, enough that I've downloaded the next to my Kindle. It's titled A Small Medium At Large.
(Don't blame me, I didn't title it!)
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Post by: pondhawk on July 19, 2017, 02:53:37 pm
Have you been reading the graphic novels as well? I'm saving up for The Black Mold set.

I haven't yet. Not sure whether I will. I read one of our hostess's, and discovered that at least one visual kept me up at night. That has only happened once with print books, and not with hers. The visuals might be too vivid for me.

ETA: It might be OK if they don't involve children. I have a tough time with stuff happening to kids.
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Post by: Janilee on July 19, 2017, 08:17:10 pm
I don't remember anything with children, hut I would have ti do a reread to be sure.
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Post by: Janilee on July 25, 2017, 01:13:48 am
Just finished Ilona Andrew's Wildfire. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. Still don't know the identity of Caesar.
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 25, 2017, 09:13:27 am
Red Mars ~Kim Stanley Robinson
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Post by: Gerd D. on July 25, 2017, 09:32:27 am
Red Mars ~Kim Stanley Robinson

Loved them, great Space Soap Opera. :D

Giving the King/Straub collab "Talisman" a second chance - but can't really get into it.
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Post by: Patti L. on July 25, 2017, 11:48:26 am
re(etc) reading "Starpilot's Grave" by Debra Doyle & James McDonald.
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Post by: BillG on July 26, 2017, 02:12:08 am
What am I reading? Wildfire. And liking it.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 27, 2017, 02:32:32 pm
I have located it here at the beach, at the second bookstore I tried. Hope to get a chance to start it soon, but a lot of recreation is getting in the way. It's all good though.
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Post by: Janilee on August 14, 2017, 05:30:14 pm
Just finished the latest Cassie Palmer novel.It is interesting how she resolved some of the conflicts. I was not expecting it to happen in quite the way it did.
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Post by: Patti L. on August 14, 2017, 08:39:06 pm
Re-reading the Penric & Desdemona stories by LM Bujold, in the 5 gods universe.
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Post by: pondhawk on August 15, 2017, 07:20:49 am
I read WILDFIRE twice. Now sending it on to the next reader.

Read THE MAGICIANS by Lev Grossman. It totally deserved all the excellent reviews. If you are a J.D.Salinger or David Foster Wallace fan, you will probably love it. It left me personally with exactly zero desire to read further in the trilogy. YMMV.

Read THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morganstern. It is beautifully written, and I will look for other books by this author. The book is not easy to describe, but if you don't like knowing what will happen next, it's worth seeking out.

Just finished ZOE'S TALE by John Scalzi and am currently reading THE HUMAN DIVISION, the next in that series. I didn't have enough cash on me to buy THE END OF ALL THINGS in the same trip, so it will be back to the bookstore over the weekend.

My car book is CHARCOAL JOE by Walter Mosley. He wrote the book DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS on which the movie is based. The latest book in the series is the one I am reading, but it looks like I missed a couple of the most recent ones, so I will have to go back and find them. Mosley is hilarious and makes you think, two qualities I value above all others in a writer. I went to a signing of his many years ago, for A LITTLE YELLOW DOG. The man could totally do standup if he ever got bored with writing.
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Post by: Reidiwr on August 15, 2017, 11:26:10 am
The Inheritance ~Simon Tolkien :-LOVE  (grandson of J. R. R.)
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 05, 2017, 11:51:15 am
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Post by: Patti L. on September 05, 2017, 12:26:01 pm
:-LOVE
Went back to the start of the latest by P.C.Hodgsell. 
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Post by: Patti L. on September 16, 2017, 08:10:16 pm
Just finished a re-read (on kindle) of Fire Touched.
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Post by: pondhawk on September 17, 2017, 12:36:46 pm
I have finished a backwards-order reread of the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch, and followed up with THE END OF ALL THINGS by John Scalzi. Now reading FEED by Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire. I am also halfway through CHARCOAL JOE by Walter Mosley, reading entirely in the truck while waiting for things or eating meals on the go.
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 17, 2017, 12:43:47 pm
Pandemic: The Extinction Files, Book 1 ~A. G. Riddle  :-LOVE it so far.
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Post by: Janilee on September 17, 2017, 02:18:03 pm
Rum and Axes: The Rise of a Connecticut Merchant Family, 1795-1850 (Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)
by Janet Siskind
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Post by: pondhawk on September 27, 2017, 11:54:07 am
A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS: A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan. This is a charming fantasy so far, set in an Industrial Age/Age of Exploration, in a world that resembles England and Europe in everything but geography; the maps make clear that it is not our own. The first quarter of it is exceedingly well-done, and I have high hopes for the rest.
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 27, 2017, 01:23:47 pm
Remake ~Connie Willis
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Post by: charmed on October 09, 2017, 12:56:37 pm
Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26835271-monsterland). It had a promising start but then it turned slower than molasses. Halfway through and darn little has happened yet.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 09, 2017, 01:06:33 pm
I think I saw that in one of the "here are new books!" emails I get.  I wasn't very interested.
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Post by: charmed on October 09, 2017, 01:18:53 pm
It came out in 2015. However, there's a new book, same title and with a very similar premise, that comes out this week. That one is Monsterland by Michael Okon (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35995948-monsterland). It's also in my TBR pile. They're both unsolicited review copies; receiving the new one reminded me that I hadn't read the older one yet.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 09, 2017, 02:00:09 pm
That would be it.  I doubt I'll want to read either.
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Post by: Gerd D. on October 09, 2017, 11:00:25 pm
Carmilla by LeFanu.

As it happens sometimes with books I'm both happy to have picked it up and sad that it took me so long to get to it.
Like his style a lot better than Bram Stoker. It reads surprisingly modern and romantic, make a few simple changes and you'd have a timely YA novel.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 09, 2017, 11:23:26 pm
What's it about?

I've got audio Protector of the Small" series by Tamora Pierce, and a re-read of "A Rational Arrangement" by Lady Rowan.
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Post by: Gerd D. on October 10, 2017, 12:36:11 am
A classic vampire story.

An englishman who served in the Austrian army is living now with his daugther, the mother is deceased, in a lone schloss in Styria. The daughter's mother, we are told, is descended from old hungarian aristocracy.

Neighbors are few and far. The monotony of life there is only broken by the rare visitor, one of which is at the time expected to come by with his niece. But before the date of the arrival a letter reaches them that he can not come as he his is mouning the sudden passing of his niece, who died from a mysterious illness. Shortly after reading this letter father and daughter witness a coach passing, the horses going wild overtuning the cart at the entryway to the schloss.

The passengers exit unhurt, a stately lady and her daughter. The daughter is said to suffer from an illness that would prevent her from travelling much further, so her mother wants to take her to the next village and travel on alone as pressing business is taking her from the country but she's about to return in three months time. The englishman insist that it would be to far a way to the next village, and that they would take great delight if she where to left her daughter to the care of his servants and his daughter.

It turns out that Carmillas illness makes her languid and soon losing strength when out for a walk - she's obviously suffering from anemia.
But after they have taken in Carmilla and her mother travelled on, the same mysterious illness the expected visitor's niece fell victim to befalls the surrounding area, taking girls and young women to the grave. Meanwhile Carmilla soon after having been taken in to the schloss is starting to make avances to her hosts daughter

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"Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness; if your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours. In the rapture of my enormous humiliation I live in your warm life, and you shall die--die, sweetly die--into mine."


I grow to like Carmilla in a way.
At first she appears solely as this spoiled aristocratic brat which looks down on commoners, but by and by I get the feeling that she truly is in love with her hosts daughter, and you get to sense that underneath there's a tragedy to her of a girl cheated of love and life.
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Post by: Varg on October 10, 2017, 05:04:35 am
Just started The Demons Librarian by Lilith Saintcrow. So far an enjoyable read even if the heroine could stand to listen more and actually ask a question or two of our brooding hero. :-)
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Post by: pondhawk on October 10, 2017, 11:23:09 am
I also read CARMILLA as an adult. I don't think I would have appreciated it as well when I was younger, actually.

Yesterday I read PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia E. Butler. It is near-future SF, published in 1993 with the story starting in 2024. It is scarily prescient. Of all the books I have read in my life, this is the one I would be most likely to have written, if only I had the talent and discipline. It's not really a short book, so the fact that I read it in one day (not a day off either) should tell you something. Among other things, it might tell you that I didn't get enough sleep last night.
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Post by: Varg on October 10, 2017, 11:36:47 am
Octavia Butler is an amazing author. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on October 10, 2017, 12:11:17 pm
There are two others that go with it.
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Post by: charmed on October 10, 2017, 05:58:18 pm
I finished Cash's Monsterland, meh,and a cozy mystery, Fatal Feng Shui by Lelsi caine, also meh. Now I'm reading another cozy mystery, Death Overdue by Allison Brook; I'm halfway though and it's pretty good so far.

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Post by: Varg on October 10, 2017, 10:58:58 pm
In my meandering through the interwebs yesterday I happened upon a Q&A session and some interwievs with Patrick Rothfuss. Now thinking of maybe actually getting around to reading In the Name of the Wind. Not quite decided yet.  9)
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Post by: pondhawk on October 11, 2017, 07:29:01 am
Varg, that book is awesome. I read half of it while scoring cross country jumping, so in two-three minute intervals between horses. I never got pulled out of the story. It works on multiple levels, and I really cannot recommend it highly enough. And Rothfuss is a very cool guy.
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Post by: Varg on October 11, 2017, 07:59:38 am
:D thanks I think I am decided. That one is next. He does seem like a cool guy.
Also my copy of that is i real paper book. Haven't read one of those in a long time.

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Post by: Patti L. on October 13, 2017, 09:27:10 am
https://uncannymagazine.com/article/catcall/17/
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Post by: Varg on October 13, 2017, 10:10:19 am
Ooh! Scary, but good. :D
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Post by: Patti L. on October 13, 2017, 10:25:06 am
Yes.  I read her twitter thread today that included why she wrote it. Powerful.
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Post by: Janilee on October 13, 2017, 01:15:39 pm
Slack Tide by Max Meadows.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 14, 2017, 09:18:54 pm
https://www.patreon.com/posts/what-happens-14861477?utm_campaign=postshare&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
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Post by: BillG on October 15, 2017, 01:35:23 am
 LOL
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Post by: Varg on October 15, 2017, 03:05:26 am
Oh lovely LOL
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Post by: Patti L. on October 15, 2017, 04:55:02 am
I posted links to "Ursula's Paladin rant, parts I & II" as storified, in the random thread a couple of days ago, if you want to read the basis for that.
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Post by: charmed on October 15, 2017, 09:48:17 am
I finished an appalling children's book and a meh cozy mystery. I'm about to start a new fantasy, A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne, and that second Monsterland book, this one by Michael Okon.
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Post by: Janilee on October 15, 2017, 09:53:44 am
Finished Max Meadow's Slack Tide. I beta read it a while ago and am very pleased at how much better it is, and it was very good then. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on October 15, 2017, 11:17:36 am
Still re-reading "A Rational Arrangement", and re-started re-read of "Captain Vorpatril's Alliance".
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Post by: tiggatae on October 17, 2017, 09:53:17 am
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King
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Post by: Gerd D. on October 18, 2017, 12:25:16 am
Seduction of the Innocent, by Fredric Wertham.

About pre-code comics and their supposed harmful influence on children.
It's not completly bad, and some of his thoughts mirror my own thoughts at the advent of 90's comics and the increase of violence in the genre. But then you do have such pearls as this:

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Superwoman (Wonder Woman) is always a horror type. She is physically very powerful, tortures men, has her own female following, is the cruel, "phallic" woman. While she is a frightening figure for boys, she is an undesirable ideal for girls, being the exact opposite of what girls are supposed to want to be.

Makes it really difficult to take the man serious, even though he does have a valid point when he talks about things like weapons ads in comics aimed at children...
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Post by: Varg on October 18, 2017, 04:11:26 am
O_o!
That is a doozy of a description of Wonder Woman. Way past the border and well into the established parts of misogyny. IMO
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Post by: Patti L. on October 18, 2017, 05:23:41 am
And, as we've been reading/seeing the movie trailers/ads, the MAN who created WW was a behaviorist with domination fantasies, and a relationship that included his wife and another woman.
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Post by: Gerd D. on October 18, 2017, 05:26:05 am
In his defense, his comic creation speaks also (for the time) openly about war crimes commited against women.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 18, 2017, 02:28:35 pm
The movie got good reviews. I haven't seen it, but it sounds a little more nuanced than the trailers might suggest.
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Post by: Varg on October 18, 2017, 10:22:52 pm
Huh. Didn't know that Patti. Sort jof interesting.
Stilll, WW is a strong woman with agency, which is not all that common in the superhero universes.

I haven't seen the movie either. Waiting for it to be available on netflix or similar.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 19, 2017, 07:13:01 am
They deliberately wrote her that way, though he also insisted that she be tied up on a regular basis. It was still light years ahead of any other female empowerment in popular culture.

I finished PARABLE OF THE SOWER, and did a little research on the author. The series was intended to encompass several books, five or six. She got writers' block after two, which may have been exacerbated by her high blood pressure and meds, and wrote FLEDGELING instead. I suspect that during her research for the series, she simply couldn't see a way to write herself to where she wanted it to go. In her other series, mankind is saved by outside agency, either alien or magical. She intended for humanity to save itself in this one, eventually by going to the stars. I think she realized that there wasn't really a way to get there from here in the future she had visualized, which by the way looks not nearly far enough from where we are currently.

Reread THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison (pen name for Sarah Monette) for at least the fifth time. Last night I started my umpteenth reread of DEEP SECRET, one of my favorite Diana Wynne Jones books.   
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Post by: Patti L. on October 19, 2017, 11:39:40 am
Oh, I listened to the "Mark reads" podcasts/Youtubes of that recently.  Doesn't look as though he's done the sequel, "The Merlin Conspiracy".  Have you re-read that one too?
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Post by: pondhawk on October 20, 2017, 06:40:37 am
Oh yeah. Just not as often. I might reread that one next - don't think I've ever read them sequentially before. In fact, I originally read TMC before DS, as I had no idea they were related.
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Post by: charmed on October 20, 2017, 04:56:27 pm
Reading the new Felix Francis mystery, Pulse, it's okay so far, and the new Jenna Ryan, Dark Justice, also okay so far.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 21, 2017, 03:47:06 pm
The What are you reading? vol. 9 thread.
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Post by: charmed on October 21, 2017, 07:14:30 pm
 LOL LOL

I finished Pulse by Felix Francis and contemplating DNFing Dark Justice by Jenna Ryan.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 21, 2017, 07:20:08 pm
The What are you reading? vol. 9 thread.

Smartarse.

Audio of "High Wizardry" by Diane Duane, as read by Mark Oshiro. 
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Post by: Janilee on October 21, 2017, 09:13:17 pm
Last Chance Olive Ranch by Susan Witting Albert. China Bales is solving another mystery in Texas.
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Post by: charmed on October 21, 2017, 09:26:55 pm
I read a couple of the early books in that series, maybe I should go back to it.
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Post by: Janilee on October 21, 2017, 09:37:12 pm
I enjoy the familiarity of the characters, but I would be afraid to invite China to dinner.  LOL
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Post by: charmed on October 22, 2017, 03:22:16 pm
:D :D

I started an urban fantasy anthology, Urban Enemies, and a cozy mystery, Bel, Book, and Scandal by Maggie McConnon.
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Post by: Janilee on October 22, 2017, 03:25:47 pm
I've read most of the Urban Enemies series. Enjoyed the authors I was looking for.
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Post by: charmed on October 22, 2017, 03:28:42 pm
I'm starting with my preferred authors and then I'll branch out to the other stories. The trick will be getting it read before I have to return it to the library. It's a new arrival so can't be renewed.
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Post by: Janilee on October 22, 2017, 03:39:55 pm
I downloaded it. Which made me realize I prefer anthologies in book form. LOL
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Post by: charmed on October 22, 2017, 03:45:16 pm
So do I! Anthologies just don't work well in digital.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 22, 2017, 06:53:48 pm
Opened a new 'cozy' paperback, so far, not too thrilled.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 20, 2017, 06:25:08 pm
Have finished the latest Penric short from Lois McMaster Bujold, Earthrise, Rose Point, and A Rose Point Holiday by M.C.A.Hogarth.
I've been sitting on "Earthrise" for about a year, I think, finally bulled my way through it.  There's another book between RP & ARPH, which I need to buy & read to understand everything that's happening in ARPH.
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Post by: Gerd D. on November 21, 2017, 09:44:56 am
"Something wicked this way comes" as a Re-Read (I know, it's a month too late in the year)
and
"Winter Tide" by Ruthanna Emrys, a Tor freebie. So far in a nice twist on the Lovecraftian mythology.
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Post by: katy on November 23, 2017, 07:08:08 am
I downloaded it. Which made me realize I prefer anthologies in book form. LOL

Me too!  I got it as an audiobook, and I've been fine with anthologies in audiobook before -- but I realized the ones I've enjoyed in that form have contained all or mostly all stories from authors I know and love (Shifting Shadows is great in audio!).

This one had numerous authors I wasn't familiar with, writing stories situated in the midst of series I wasn't familiar with, and focused  on villains, so not the most endearing characters to introduce a series.  And in that format, it isn't easy to just sample a story and decide to flip on through to one by a different author (especially since I tend to listen on my commute, when I can't fiddle with it while I drive -- I felt trapped in unfamiliar worlds several times that week!)
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 23, 2017, 09:27:35 am
The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1 ~A. G. Riddle (audio)
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Post by: Patti L. on November 23, 2017, 01:19:08 pm
Silver Scales by L. Rowan. 
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Post by: Janilee on November 23, 2017, 01:45:13 pm
The Chess Queen Enigma by Colleen Gleason.
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Post by: Pennywhistler on November 24, 2017, 04:10:32 pm
I'm currently reading https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16126669.Monkeewrench__Monkeewrench__1_.
 :-whistle I think the series by PJ Tracey is exceptionally well written.
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Post by: pondhawk on November 26, 2017, 07:44:29 am
On a reread of the Kate Daniels series. Just finished the second. I finally finished Walter Mosley's Charcoal Joe, which I was reading in intervals in the car and eventually brought indoors to finish because I needed to know what happened. It's a really good entry in the series. I also picked up a Michael Connelly TBR at the supermarket, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, but not in the mood for Harry Bosch at the moment.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 26, 2017, 12:01:30 pm
I've been reading Lyastheria ( I may have that wrong) the 3rd of 4 books in "Her Instruments" by M.C.A.Hogarth, and "Silver Scales" by L. Rowan.
Both are currently paused because of the signals that one or more main character is about to Do Something Stupid that will make matters worse. In each case, the author has signaled that the person they're coming up against is a Bad Guy.  One quite obviously, since he's been one of the villains, the other from the POV character having mentioned that he looks like a predator.  She's 17 years old, and the obvious impression is that he wants to sexually molest her, possibly with sadism. 
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Post by: Janilee on November 26, 2017, 02:17:48 pm
The Chess Queen Enigma: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason. This is the second of this series I read. It is the third in the series as a whole.
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Post by: charmed on November 26, 2017, 05:25:46 pm
I'm currently reading https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16126669.Monkeewrench__Monkeewrench__1_.
 :-whistle I think the series by PJ Tracey is exceptionally well written.

That series is a good one, I agree.

I just finished Killman Creek by Rachel Caine and while not quite as good as its predecessor, Stillhouse Lake, it was very good.
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Post by: pondhawk on November 27, 2017, 07:39:00 am
I've been reading Lyastheria ( I may have that wrong) the 3rd of 4 books in "Her Instruments" by M.C.A.Hogarth, and "Silver Scales" by L. Rowan.
Both are currently paused because of the signals that one or more main character is about to Do Something Stupid that will make matters worse. In each case, the author has signaled that the person they're coming up against is a Bad Guy.  One quite obviously, since he's been one of the villains, the other from the POV character having mentioned that he looks like a predator.  She's 17 years old, and the obvious impression is that he wants to sexually molest her, possibly with sadism.

I hate when that happens. Protagonists who are TSTL don't get far with me.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 27, 2017, 08:07:58 am
I don't think these people are absolutely stupid, but the one has got espers to deal with, kind of hard to hide from them! 
The other just got a shock as she overheard her best friends and a troublemaker laying out how she was not a good friend, so she's distracted and a teen.  Maybe later today I'll push one or both a little further.
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Post by: Patti L. on December 21, 2017, 06:34:24 pm
https://www.tor.com/2013/12/17/the-christmas-show-pat-cadigan/
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Post by: Patti L. on January 12, 2018, 05:11:06 pm
https://www.boredpanda.com/sweet-revenge-stories/?page_numb=2
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Post by: pondhawk on January 13, 2018, 06:50:26 am
 :D
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Post by: Patti L. on January 19, 2018, 08:42:27 am
https://slate.com/technology/2018/01/the-minnesota-diet-a-new-short-story-by-charlie-jane-anders.html

This is an interesting short story!
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Post by: Varg on January 20, 2018, 03:21:35 pm
I am reading the Salt Fix by James DiNicolantonio,  quite interesting,
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Post by: pondhawk on January 25, 2018, 07:39:02 am
Just finished The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly. Not quite as grim as your typical Harry Bosch; I feel like going back and rereading it soon. Not that Harry is necessarily softening in his old age, but Connelly might be.

Also rereading some Georgette Heyer, as they are wonderful comfort reads for this time of year.
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Post by: Grandpappy Wycked on January 25, 2018, 09:15:32 am
Just finished reading Rolling In the Deep (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23634011-rolling-in-the-deep) by Mira Grant. I thought of it as a novella, went into it knowing it was like a novella, I found myself not worried about deeper details like I would in a much longer book. The world fell into place pretty easy with that thinking, and the story flowed for me very well based on that thinking.

Now I am trying to decide what in my pile of books ( "e" and pulp) I want to read next... :-\
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Post by: Varg on January 25, 2018, 10:41:50 am
Assign them all a number and draw a number from a hat?

I am reading a knitting pattern for a pretty shawl I hope I have the skill to make.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 25, 2018, 06:29:16 pm
Reading a number of novellas/short stories that charmed shared with me through her Kindle account.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 25, 2018, 07:20:25 pm
Adulthood Rites: Xenogenesis, Book 2   ~Octavia E. Butler
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Post by: pondhawk on January 26, 2018, 02:55:07 pm
I have to get that one. I read the first in the series last year.
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Post by: Varg on January 26, 2018, 03:18:28 pm
contemplating adding some Ursula Leguin Guin to the TBR list/pile.
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Post by: pondhawk on January 27, 2018, 07:30:15 am
Hard to go wrong there, although some of the adult books can get a little dense. The Wizard of Earthsea series is lovely.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 28, 2018, 12:14:17 pm
Not a lot, taking advantage of Sister's cable TV, and crocheting.
A lot of crocheting.
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Post by: Grandpappy Wycked on January 30, 2018, 02:26:19 pm
Just did a quick sprint through the 3 Piper J. Drake (aka PJSchnyder ) Safeguard Novels

Hidden Impact

Deadly Testimony

Contracted Defense


I would include links to Amazon, but Amazon is giving off weird links because I own the books already.

I am about to revisit her Triton Experiment series under her PJ Schnyder pen... I have read a sample of Hunting Kat, but hadn't realized I didn't pick up the full book. That has been fixed.
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Post by: Janilee on March 09, 2018, 02:21:54 am
Just finished City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte. Alchemy, time travel, mysteries, Nazis and Soviet agents scratch the surface of this story set in Prague.

Am now working my way through Wool by Hugh Howey. I'll let you know what it is about when I figure it out.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 09, 2018, 07:33:28 am
Wool is great but grim. I read the final book in the series as well. Very well done.

Finished Lake Silence, started Tricks For Free. After that, back to my new cache of Diana Wynne Jones.
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Post by: Gerd D. on March 09, 2018, 08:04:36 am
Am now working my way through Wool by Hugh Howey. I'll let you know what it is about when I figure it out.

Was pleasantly surprised by that one, but still have to read the rest...  :-[
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Post by: Patti L. on March 09, 2018, 09:45:38 am
<snip>
Finished Lake Silence, started Tricks For Free. After that, back to my new cache of Diana Wynne Jones.

Which DWJ are you reading/about to read?  I finally got through an audio of "House of Many Doors"; I think the only middle grade or older of hers I haven't finished is "Black Maria/Aunt Maria".
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Post by: pondhawk on March 09, 2018, 01:31:26 pm
I have started Enchanted Glass and also have Eight Days of Luke in hand. I think The Game or Black Maria has just arrived but haven't had a chance to open it. The originally titled edition of Aunt Maria is currently going for nearly a thousand dollars. I decided I didn't need it badly enough.*

*That is an example of understatement.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 09, 2018, 01:56:42 pm
oh, yeah.
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Post by: Janilee on March 10, 2018, 02:12:00 am
Finished Wool, a distopian story where the world is not saved by teenagers. I want to know what is happening in the other silos.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 10, 2018, 06:02:24 pm
I didn't read the middle book, which has a bunch of backstory, but did read the third. It's a good series.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 10, 2018, 06:27:05 pm
I've finished Mamvish's "ordeal" story, which is really her childhood, from Diane Duane's Young Wizards Interim Errantry, and re-read of The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax, and started "The Big Meow" which is the same ficton from Diane Duane, but it's her cat wizards instead.
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Post by: Reidiwr on March 10, 2018, 08:03:43 pm
Just finished The Years of Rice and Salt ~Kim Stanley Robinson.
Starting Twelve Years a Slave ~Solomon Northup

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Post by: Gerd D. on March 11, 2018, 05:15:37 am
@Janilee: Not that the world seems terribly saved by the end of Wool.

Reading some Bond again, the "For your eyes only" story collection.
I find that book Bond can be at times charmingly inept. :)

Also started a Donna Alward Romance on my eReader, "Hired: The Italian's Bride".
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Post by: pondhawk on March 11, 2018, 06:22:25 am
Just finished The Years of Rice and Salt ~Kim Stanley Robinson.
Starting Twelve Years a Slave ~Solomon Northup

I read the KSR. Food for thought.
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Post by: Janilee on March 11, 2018, 06:44:05 am
Finished Burn Bright and will reread after I finish the others in my Amazon box. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on March 11, 2018, 08:56:50 am
I want to re-read it in the print version as well, there are a few things I want to put into the canon section to be included in the ID cards by the keepers of the canon.

The Big Meow is just now getting the cat wizards, and the just-met Native American human wizard from 'current day' to a hillside above LA in 1949, where they're discussing the smog and the different type of lightbulbs used at the time.
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 07, 2018, 08:48:21 am
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Post by: Patti L. on July 07, 2018, 09:19:00 am
Like!
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 10, 2018, 12:11:38 pm
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Post by: pondhawk on July 11, 2018, 12:01:31 pm
Naomi Novik's Spinning Silver. Another of her takes on Slavic and Jewish folklore, similar to Uprooted. They are both standalones. I'm about 50 pages in (of 466) and it's fabulous so far.
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Post by: Zealith on July 11, 2018, 05:36:15 pm
Excellent! I'm planning on reading it, but I haven't bought it yet.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 12, 2018, 08:00:00 am
Enjoy!
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Post by: Janilee on July 12, 2018, 09:41:31 pm
I'm reading Point of Sighs by Melissa Scott.I always enjoy visiting this world again. New works just don't come often enough.
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 19, 2018, 10:20:34 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9186612736/hC34C8A31/)
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Post by: pondhawk on July 19, 2018, 11:30:06 am
Sometimes?
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Post by: BillG on July 20, 2018, 12:32:35 am
Another remark that I resemble.
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 24, 2018, 11:23:03 am
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Post by: pondhawk on July 24, 2018, 04:17:01 pm
The eyerolling smiley available here is entirely insufficient.
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Post by: Patti L. on July 24, 2018, 05:22:45 pm
That blew up big time on Twitter, to the point the "think piece" was withdrawn by Forbes.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 25, 2018, 10:14:57 am
Not before time, considering how little thinking went into it.
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Post by: Reidiwr on July 25, 2018, 08:53:42 pm
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Post by: Patti L. on July 25, 2018, 09:05:32 pm
Very good flow chart.
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Post by: Janilee on July 25, 2018, 09:52:59 pm
I thought that was a computer program .  LOL
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Post by: BillG on July 26, 2018, 02:07:28 am
Do people, well, readers ask that question?

Regarding the fool from Forbes, I wonder if he could find data telling him how may folks go to their library to use a computer to buy from amazon.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 26, 2018, 08:31:04 am
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 LOL Truth!
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Post by: Janilee on September 21, 2018, 10:25:24 pm
Have the newest Robert Galbraith on my kindle.  :) Left my kindle on my nightstand. :(
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Post by: Patti L. on September 21, 2018, 11:59:23 pm
Guess it's all crafting tonight?
Re-reading the Mindhealer series by MCA Hogarth, and "Unknown Ajax" by Georgette Heyer.
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Post by: Janilee on September 22, 2018, 12:18:46 am
Loved Heyer when I was a teen. Reread Sophy and enjoyed it, but haven't gotten back to the others. I have tried her mysteries and enjoyed them.
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Post by: pondhawk on September 22, 2018, 10:59:16 am
I have a shelf devoted to her. I generally read them in the winter.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 14, 2018, 05:28:22 pm
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Post by: Patti L. on October 14, 2018, 07:35:23 pm
Oddly enough, not having too much trouble not buying books right now.
Did a re-read of Mercedes Lackey's "Exile's Honor", about Albrecht coming to Valdemar and serving during the Tedrel wars, started the selection of "Curran's POV" bits by the Andrews'.
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Post by: Zealith on October 14, 2018, 08:33:17 pm
The Albrecht duology is definitely one of my favorites in that world.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 14, 2018, 08:37:13 pm
I'd forgotten a lot, but I did vaguely remember the prophetic child. Didn't find the second book in the duology, or the Skif story "It Takes a Thief" in her piles of books which was disappointing. She's kept/ridding herself of an odd selection of Patty's books, as well as Ms. Lackey's.
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Post by: Zealith on October 14, 2018, 08:49:02 pm
Odd, but it's nice that she had some of them.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 14, 2018, 08:50:15 pm
We have SOME of our - excuse me - we HAD SOME of our reading tastes in common.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 15, 2018, 06:57:22 am
 :) Nice to recall.

I am reading some of Orson Scott Card's Ender series. I have read all of his Alvin Maker series, and a few standalones, but had only read Ender's Game around the time it came out. Have now finished the next two in the series, which were not published in chronological order, and am in the middle of Xenocide.

I have also finished a couple of memoirs, Educated by Tara Westover, and Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels.

Daniels is a hoot, and there are some real LOL moments in there. She's had a rough life though, and I'm not sure she realizes even now how some things affected her. I bought it to support a fellow horsewoman, and having read it, I find her admirable in many ways. Even though I didn't make the choices she did, there were certainly times I considered them. She made a lot more out of herself than I would have had I gone that route.

Tara Westover grew up in a family led by a bipolar fundamentalist Mormon survivalist in Idaho. She never attended school until she applied to college. She has earned degrees from BYU and Cambridge University in England, and fellowships at Harvard. Her memoir is fascinating, grueling, and inspiring.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 07, 2018, 07:20:05 am
Tempests & Slaughter, the story of Numair's time at the Carthak university with Ozorne & Varice, from when he was 10.  I'm about 3 years in now, and he's already getting erections sporadically.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 07, 2018, 10:04:50 am
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Post by: pondhawk on November 07, 2018, 11:17:32 am
Tempests & Slaughter, the story of Numair's time at the Carthak university with Ozorne & Varice, from when he was 10.  I'm about 3 years in now, and he's already getting erections sporadically.

I read that a while back. Not sure I'm interested enough to continue in that particular series, but it was nice backstory.
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Post by: Gerd D. on November 08, 2018, 02:49:24 am
Tempests & Slaughter, the story of Numair's time at the Carthak university with Ozorne & Varice, from when he was 10.  I'm about 3 years in now, and he's already getting erections sporadically.

Between that and Lego Porn, I guess there are no contenders anymore in todays "Things I didn't need to know" category...  9)
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Post by: pondhawk on November 08, 2018, 06:13:08 am
Oh honey. There are so many contenders, and if you are lucky, you will continue to be unaware of them.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 08, 2018, 10:08:15 am
 LOL
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Post by: Patti L. on November 13, 2018, 07:57:35 pm
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Post by: pondhawk on November 14, 2018, 06:58:42 am
Words to live by.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 14, 2018, 07:29:08 am
Finished Tempests & Slaughter. 
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 14, 2018, 09:34:47 am
Summer Brennan @summerbrennan
People should be able to apply for reading retreats. It's like a writer's retreat, except only for reading.
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Post by: pondhawk on November 14, 2018, 09:51:44 am
I am IN!
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Post by: Patti L. on November 14, 2018, 07:06:33 pm
Summer Brennan @summerbrennan
People should be able to apply for reading retreats. It's like a writer's retreat, except only for reading.


Dude, they exist.  Get out your google-fu!
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Post by: pondhawk on November 15, 2018, 06:19:49 am
Come to think of it, I seem to remember an article about one.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 20, 2018, 11:48:09 am
Trinity College Library
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Post by: pondhawk on November 20, 2018, 04:06:19 pm
Wow!
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Post by: Patti L. on November 20, 2018, 07:19:32 pm
If that's what you're reading, we're not going to see you for a while...
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 20, 2018, 07:29:44 pm
 LOL
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Post by: pondhawk on November 21, 2018, 07:22:40 am
 :D Although all the books appear to be roped off...
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 21, 2018, 09:36:01 am
 ??? 9)
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Post by: Janilee on November 21, 2018, 10:23:43 pm
That must be the special collections section.  ;)
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Post by: Patti L. on November 21, 2018, 10:38:35 pm
I finally got my hands on "Marked in Flesh" by Ann Bishop.
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Post by: Janilee on November 21, 2018, 10:44:40 pm
You'll have fun with that.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 23, 2018, 11:37:37 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9238327808/h6EDFB740/)
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Post by: Patti L. on November 23, 2018, 11:49:09 am
Sounds about right.
"Do you have any books on conspiracies?"
"They're everywhere."
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 23, 2018, 12:28:24 pm
 LOL
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Post by: pondhawk on November 23, 2018, 01:13:01 pm
 :D
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 24, 2018, 11:20:55 am
Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Post by: pondhawk on November 24, 2018, 11:38:06 am
Looks like they have organized them by color.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 24, 2018, 11:51:31 am
At least partly.  So any of those "can you help me find a book? It had a blue cover" types can be sent to look at the blue bindings.
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Post by: BillG on November 29, 2018, 02:39:26 am
James Alan Gardner's 'They Promised Me The Gun Wasn't Loaded', sequel to 'All Those Explosions Were Someone Else's Fault'. A return to the world of Darklings, Sparks, and Mad Genii, who cross between as they follow their muse. I quite enjoyed both.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 29, 2018, 07:00:47 am
I hadn't realized there was a sequel.
I'm reading the "30 day OTP Challenge" about Nita & Kit by Diane Duane. Next up is going to be Swordheart by Ursula Vernon, set in the same world as the Clockwork Boys duology.
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Post by: pondhawk on November 29, 2018, 08:50:23 am
I have read Michelle Obama's autobiography, Becoming. Really interesting stories with a few LOL moments. Also rereading Harry Potter; still on the first. No idea how many times I've read this series. And I have Seanan McGuire's video game tie-in, Boneyard, in the car. 
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 20, 2018, 06:19:20 pm
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Post by: BillG on December 21, 2018, 02:51:43 am
Straight up?
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Post by: pondhawk on December 21, 2018, 07:22:21 am
 :D
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 31, 2018, 03:30:36 pm
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Post by: Patti L. on December 31, 2018, 07:02:23 pm
I've started a romance on the kindle.
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Post by: Gerd D. on January 01, 2019, 04:36:32 am
Starting the new year in the best way I know how to:

Coffee, cinnamon rolls and a lovely book - "The snow child" by Eowyn Ivey.
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Post by: Janilee on January 01, 2019, 05:08:29 am
Sounds good to me. I'm rereading Fractured Truth.
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Post by: pondhawk on January 01, 2019, 07:14:08 am
In the literal middle of a Harry Potter reread. Just finished second task of the Triwizard Tournament.
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Post by: Kyria on January 02, 2019, 07:41:57 pm
I make no secret of the fact that I don't particularly like audiobooks.  But, okay.  They have their place.  Tonight I was driving out of town and decided to start a new one, "The Elephant Whisperer" a memoir by a guy who owns a large conservation reserve/luxury ecotourism lodge in South Africa, about how he adopted and then developed a relationship with a herd of problem elephants.  So far, it's really good, and I appreciate the narrator's lack of falsetto in dialogue by the author's wife (fake voices and accents being my biggest pet peeve when it comes to audiobooks)
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 03, 2019, 11:01:39 am
 :D
How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain (https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvq99b/how-to-download-the-books-that-just-entered-the-public-domain)
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Post by: pondhawk on January 04, 2019, 11:06:53 am
I've gone to Gutenberg before. Some cool stuff on that site.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 04, 2019, 07:04:12 pm
Yes.  There is an early Andre Norton book I hadn't seen before.  Pretty bad, honestly.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 04, 2019, 08:59:09 pm
https://kbspangler.com/2018/09/15/short-story-wendigo-problems/#more-3349  Freebie.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 09, 2019, 11:14:06 am
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Post by: Janilee on January 09, 2019, 11:19:54 am
Or given to you be a friend who put 20 hours worth of needlework into it.
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Post by: Kyria on January 09, 2019, 02:40:42 pm
Okay, but I lose the things I use as bookmarks. I put them down when I start reading, and then by the time I’m done reading I’m somewhere else and I use something else to mark  the spot. I wouldn’t want to abuse something that had that much effort put into it!
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Post by: Patti L. on January 09, 2019, 07:01:57 pm
Yes, I'm similar, I've lost uncounted bookmarks.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 13, 2019, 05:19:09 pm
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Post by: pondhawk on January 13, 2019, 05:26:52 pm
They don't all necessarily spark my joy, but that's a stupid criterion for books anyway. I have other methods of sorting. The main one is: Will I want or need to read it again? If so, it stays.
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Post by: Kyria on January 13, 2019, 07:34:22 pm
Not that I haven't stored my books in stacks before (I have some stacked right now, in fact) but the unstable stacks over in the front right of the photo are probably damaging those books and I'm  not okay with that...

Hi, I'm [Kyria] and I'm a book-aholic.  I started reading when I was four years old, and nothing and no one has ever been able to stop me from continuing...
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Post by: BillG on January 14, 2019, 02:42:20 am
I believe that compression is damaging to the lower books of even the neatest large stack. As in the sizes shown, not any standard piling/stacking situation.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 15, 2019, 12:04:56 pm
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Post by: Patti L. on January 15, 2019, 07:55:37 pm
Oh, good question!

I got my backer copy of "Release the Virgins".
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Post by: Janilee on January 16, 2019, 02:28:39 am
Peter Grainger's An Accidental Death .
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Post by: Patti L. on January 16, 2019, 06:57:24 am
About to start "Release the Virgins"
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Post by: pondhawk on January 16, 2019, 07:43:04 am
Reading Raven's Shadow for the however-many time.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 29, 2019, 09:00:54 pm
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Post by: Zealith on January 29, 2019, 10:36:10 pm
Just finished "Spinning Silver" and "Ready Player One." I really enjoyed them both.
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Post by: Patti L. on January 30, 2019, 05:16:02 am
Nearly done with "Girl on Fire" by M.C.A. Hogarth, then (if I can find it on the *&$#@ kindle) the several decades later story of her wedding.  (She's Eldritch, she can be expected to live 1,000 years.)
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Post by: pondhawk on January 30, 2019, 06:23:20 am
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/50863001_10215305597287371_7726678137240551424_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_eui2=AeGnGiH8XOKOsexrvxr2C811ulkLWOYtglnfVZ-B6GBImmmZW2CoMzHWCuu_qfjQfy12K3XairKrNrEfehsl-M7Qfx1iM7_H7Zz5WN0L0Pq9YA&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=8b4b5b42f4900e396aa73f9b085a11d4&oe=5CF34DF6)

 LOL

So glad you liked Spinning Silver, Z!

Currently rereading The Shadow of Albion by Andre Norton and Rosemary Edgehill. Alternate history in what would have been the Regency period, except the Stuarts are still on the throne.
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Post by: Janilee on January 30, 2019, 09:33:08 am
Currently rereading The Shadow of Albion by Andre Norton and Rosemary Edgehill. Alternate history in what would have been the Regency period, except the Stuarts are still on the throne.

I enjoyed that book and I believe the following one when it came out.
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Post by: pondhawk on January 30, 2019, 01:50:24 pm
I got the sequel first at a used book sale. After looking at used bookstores for years, I finally bought the first one from Amazon.
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Post by: Janilee on January 30, 2019, 04:30:26 pm
Ah. They were in the library when I read them.
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Post by: Reidiwr on January 31, 2019, 11:28:06 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9261427712/h640C90F3/)
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Post by: Patti L. on January 31, 2019, 07:12:09 pm
Finished "Girl on Fire" and started "Healer's Wedding", main character from the former is one of the mains from this one, some decades later.
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Post by: Reidiwr on February 06, 2019, 11:46:15 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9261965824/h7C37CE6D/)
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Post by: BillG on February 07, 2019, 03:44:20 am
 :o That dictionary has terrible punctuation!
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Post by: Kyria on February 08, 2019, 03:25:30 am
But they did use the correct ur. ;)
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Post by: Janilee on February 08, 2019, 04:07:41 am
Songbird by Inger Wolf another one of my Nordic Noire mysteries.
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Post by: pondhawk on February 08, 2019, 06:57:56 am
Finished The Calculating Stars and the Carolus Rex duo, now on to a reread of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell.
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Post by: Reidiwr on February 17, 2019, 04:40:59 pm
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Post by: Piper on February 18, 2019, 07:02:15 am
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Love this!

Just started the Thompson & Sons Series. My bestie works for Vivian Arend and tells me I must read all her books.
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Post by: Reidiwr on March 10, 2019, 05:50:42 pm
Online Free!
ASIMOV'S READERS' AWARD FINALISTS (https://www.asimovs.com/about-asimovs/readers-awards-finalists/?fbclid=IwAR1wwDAmc6jmyWq3zmahHKoTs8drTkBhklXpUzrizOkPrbJ6MWBTYZ0b_EI)
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Post by: Patti L. on March 10, 2019, 05:54:31 pm
Farmer Crown, sequel to "Girl on Fire" and "Healer's Wedding".
Finished "Wild Country" by Anne Bishop.
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Post by: Janilee on March 10, 2019, 06:35:43 pm
I just finished Wild Country and That's Not Magic. They both finished on a happier note than I expected.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 11, 2019, 05:48:11 am
Just finished Swordheart and Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher. SiO is more YA but I actually preferred it. The other one had too much relationship angst for me. It was fun when they weren't mooning over each other though. That's the ADHD talking, I guess.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 11, 2019, 05:51:39 am
Her next release as T. Kingfisher is a horror book, I gather, and she's either working on, or just finished first draft of Angharad's sword story.
Then she may go back to hamsters breaking fairy tails again, I guess.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 11, 2019, 05:57:06 am
Angharad's story would be interesting.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 21, 2019, 06:31:51 pm
I'm working on "An Heir to Thorns and Steel", the first of the "blood ladders" trilogy on my kindle.
I also started a re-read of the "Shadow Unit" 'scripts' 
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Post by: Janilee on March 22, 2019, 01:46:21 am
Just finished the last Elizabeth Peter's novel. The mystery surrounds the discovery of Neffertiti's bust. I appreciate that I could not tell where the new author finished the everything.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 22, 2019, 05:48:19 am
Hmm... I haven't seen any notices.  Are you telling me EP died and the book was finished by a ghost writer/designated alternate?
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Post by: Janilee on March 22, 2019, 12:25:01 pm
Yup. That is exactly what I am saying.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-painted-queen-elizabeth-peters/1124807402;jsessionid=9B3718870CC024A2C8EE9AAFBC69F840.prodny_store01-atgap05?ean=9780062086341
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Post by: Gerd D. on March 23, 2019, 01:14:20 am
Last chapters in "The Night Circus" re-read... and the new book by Erin still being far from release... :(

Also in eBook as a 99c deal "All creatures great and small" (for Germans: "Der doktor und das liebe vieh"), by James Herriot.
A bit repetitive if you read it in one go, but prefect entertainment to dip in every now and then for a couple chapters.
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Post by: pondhawk on March 23, 2019, 05:28:47 am
I had all of Herriot's books as a kid and young adult. They are lots of fun. As a vet tech working with both large and small animals, I really appreciated them. My favorite scene is in the book you mention - the time Herriot made the prank call to Tristan about the sow.

I didn't realize she was working on a second book. I would happily read another by her.
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Post by: Gerd D. on March 23, 2019, 08:50:29 am
I didn't realize she was working on a second book. I would happily read another by her.

"The Starless Sea", it's set for a November release.
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Post by: Kyria on March 23, 2019, 09:10:49 am
I think we had all of James Herriot's books as a kid; dad and I each had a collection, with his being the more adult titles and mine trending more towards children's stories (but a lot of overlap)

Has anyone read the biography by his son?  I put it on my wish list.
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Post by: Patti L. on March 23, 2019, 12:49:33 pm
I read at least most of it.  I was shocked to realize that he wasn't a healthy man. Especially since he still ended up serving in WWII.
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Post by: Zealith on March 23, 2019, 12:53:02 pm
That sounds really interesting!
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Post by: Zealith on March 25, 2019, 07:09:04 pm
I just finished the second book in The Amaranthine Saga, Kimono and the Accidental Proposal. It is so cute. <3
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Post by: Kyria on March 25, 2019, 08:14:32 pm
Finished "The Last Rhinos" and started "Babylon's Ark" in audiobook form.  Very interesting; also, all three books (the other one is The Elephant Whisperer) have had me laughing and crying all over the place.  Highly recommend. 
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Post by: Reidiwr on May 05, 2019, 10:07:12 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9274586112/hBBCA78DE/)
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Post by: Kyria on May 05, 2019, 06:32:38 pm
My friends and family accepted long ago that I only attend with books in tow LOL
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Post by: pondhawk on May 06, 2019, 08:24:17 am
Tomorrow I will most definitely be booked!  bOuNcY  bOuNcY  bOuNcY
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Post by: Zealith on May 06, 2019, 03:49:36 pm
 bOuNcY bOuNcY

Just finished reading Winter of the Witch; Katherine Arden. Didn't like it as much as the first, but more than the second one.
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Post by: pondhawk on May 06, 2019, 05:23:16 pm
I want to read those - only read the first so far, but it was excellent.
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Post by: Patti L. on May 06, 2019, 05:50:06 pm
Got several things started, including Jim C. Hines' "Terminal Alliance", which will all be put aside tomorrow evening.
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 17, 2019, 09:59:02 am
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Post by: Kyria on September 17, 2019, 04:59:13 pm
Chaotic good - that me. 
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Post by: Patti L. on September 17, 2019, 05:46:54 pm
I claim all six top boxes, at various times & places.
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Post by: Kyria on September 17, 2019, 06:39:51 pm
Even chaotic evil!?  :o
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Post by: Patti L. on September 17, 2019, 07:05:53 pm
Not in the top six, in the bottom three.  So no.
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Post by: Janilee on September 17, 2019, 10:59:09 pm
I claim all six top boxes, at various times & places.

Me too!
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Post by: Kyria on September 18, 2019, 05:58:22 pm
derp. 
Apparently I can't read. 
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Post by: Reidiwr on September 21, 2019, 10:07:18 am
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Post by: Gerd D. on September 22, 2019, 02:00:43 am
Tee-hee, I read Nonanal and found that I'm occassionally still in possession of my inner twelve year old. :D

Currently reading "Speaking of Dinosaurs" (what a misleading title) by Philip E. High.
Luckily, there's still some of him out there I haven't read; unluckily they are hard to get a hold of.
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Post by: Patti L. on September 22, 2019, 06:48:23 am
I finished "Sparrow Hill Road", the Rose Marshall ghost stories by Seanan Maguire, I'm picking at "Terminal Alliance" by Jim C. Hines, the first of the "Janitors of the Apocalypse" books.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 13, 2019, 10:02:05 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9364502528/h26B8F323/)
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Post by: Patti L. on October 13, 2019, 10:13:57 am
LOL  Rimshot!
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Post by: pondhawk on October 13, 2019, 06:44:24 pm
Well, most of them. More on shelving than on various tables and so forth.

I am currently reading S. M. Stirling's original trilogy of the Change, which started with Island In The Sea Of Time. About to finish the middle book, Against The Tide Of Years. It's a very well-thought-out time travel/alternate history series. Maybe a little more military stuff than I need, but realistically, that's how it would be. This series also has a very nasty sadist, which I definitely don't need, but she's a fairly minor character so I can skim those parts without losing anything of the actual story. I do feel the books would be better off without her; her parts seem a little gratuitous, as there's enough nastiness already going on in the time period in question. However, it's not enough to make me stop reading the books.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 13, 2019, 07:28:30 pm
I put Island In The Sea Of Time in my Audible cart.  :-LOVE Time travel/alternate timeline stories. I’ll give the series a try. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on October 13, 2019, 08:04:39 pm
Re-reading Silence Fallen.
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Post by: Janilee on October 13, 2019, 11:24:42 pm
I just finished three more in the Longmire series. My father has confiscated my Kindle to read them next. He was quite perturbed when he ran it out of juice this afternoon. All fixed before I left for the hotel.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 14, 2019, 06:26:00 am
I put Island In The Sea Of Time in my Audible cart.  :-LOVE Time travel/alternate timeline stories. I’ll give the series a try. :)

It's probably the best one I've read. Fair warning though: Although two of the main characters are lesbian, and their relationship is lovingly and respectfully depicted, I'm almost two thirds of the way through the series (plus have read another book from a spinoff series) and haven't seen a single gay male character. This is more than a little odd considering the huge cast of characters and the time periods depicted. I guess it's better than a negative depiction, but it's kind of jarring.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 14, 2019, 05:38:58 pm
Maybe the author has the opposite of Queen Victoria, who wouldn't outlaw same sex female homosexuality, because "women wouldn't do that!"?
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Post by: pondhawk on October 15, 2019, 07:19:59 am
He does, at one point early in the first book, have a main male character react to a lesbian by thinking that he's squeamish about male homosexuality, but f/f sexuality doesn't bother him. My guess is that's a stand-in for the author's attitude. He just ignores it because of his own discomfort.

I mean, the series is set on Nantucket. Out of a stated population of 7,000, the most conservative statistical analysis would suggest a minimum of 70-100 gay men. Granted that it starts in the shoulder season, how realistic is it that there's not so much as an interior decorator in sight? They can't all be in the closet.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 16, 2019, 04:34:27 pm
OK, two thirds of the way through the final book of this trilogy, and a character is revealed, sort of in passing, as a gay man. He is competent and respectable, and has recently broken up with his partner, so that gets the author out of having to get into uncomfortable interactions, I suspect.
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Post by: katy on October 16, 2019, 05:44:58 pm
There is a connected series by the same author, called "The Emberverse" -- the first book I read by S.M. Stirling was the first book in that series, Dies the Fire, and I loved it. Really interesting premise, great worldbuilding, interesting characters... well, I don't know whether I'd like it as much now as I did then (I read it 15 years ago, when it first came out) but I really liked it then.  I went on to read the next several books in that series, as well as the series you're reading, set on Nantucket.  This was the author who finally broke me of being a completist.  Up until the Emberverse, if I liked a series, I'd read everything that author had ever written, if I could get my hands on it. I made it 9 or 10 books in to the Emberverse, a total of probably 15 or so books in the two connected series, and finally gave up. They got very, very repetitive. All warfare, no plot (or at least no new plot that I could detect...). I kept reading far beyond where I should have stopped, because it seemed like they were on the verge of finding out what had happened that caused the whole apocalyptic event at the beginning of both series -- for three books it seemed like they were about to find out at any minute!

Anyhow - if you like the series set on Nantucket, you would likely also like Dies the Fire, and probably the next three or four books after that (maybe more if you really enjoy reading about battles). I like his writing style, and I still like those first books a lot -- but as I think you suspect, he does seem to have some hangups about homosexuality that crop up now and then, and he buys into the idea that in an apocalypse, humans would inevitably form little territorial tribes, many with evil overlords who would try to take over the world by killing off all the competition.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 17, 2019, 05:55:35 am
Actually I'd read Dies The Fire years ago. That's the book that really brought home to me how much people want their own skills to be valued. I do recommend that book, but I'm not interested in reading further into the series. My feeling is that if I want to read quasi-medieval epic adventure, we're spoiled for choice. The first book was all about adapting, which made sense to me. I think it would get old quickly though.
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Post by: Reidiwr on October 25, 2019, 10:17:17 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9373310976/hCAB9AB11/reading-with-a-box-of-tissues-nearby)
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Post by: Patti L. on October 25, 2019, 07:12:39 pm
Heh.

Re-reading "The Diamond Throne" by David & Leigh Eddings.
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Post by: pondhawk on October 26, 2019, 11:48:23 am
Doing a reread of Wen Spencer's Elfhome series, currently in the fourth book, Wood Sprites. I reread Project Elfhome, which is short stories and novellas, first. Wishing Harbinger would show up one of these days. It was due out last year.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 26, 2019, 11:56:59 am
Yeah, but she lives in Hawaii, and volcano on her island.
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Post by: Janilee on October 26, 2019, 12:20:02 pm
And her contract says Disharmony of the Spheres has to be published first.
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Post by: Patti L. on October 26, 2019, 12:25:54 pm
I grabbed 5 of the 6 "Sparhawk" books at the half-price book store a week ago.  Went looking on Amazon/kindle for a kindle version of book 3.  I'm shocked to discover it's apparently not an ebook.  I'ts offering various dead tree formats, free with an audible 30 day trial, or $22 for the audio version without the membership.
Dang.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 09, 2019, 09:19:53 am
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 22, 2019, 11:16:50 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9380199936/h40860589/books-are-just-tv-for-smart-people)
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Post by: pondhawk on November 22, 2019, 11:48:00 am
I'm reading lots of Elizabeth Moon at the moment. I am a happy human.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 22, 2019, 07:14:46 pm
Paksenarrian(sic)? Speed of Dark?
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Post by: pondhawk on November 23, 2019, 05:57:01 am
Paladin's Legacy series, followup to Deed of Paksennarion.
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Post by: Gerd D. on November 24, 2019, 04:02:39 am
Arthur C. Clarke - Collected Stories

Currently at his White Hart tales and am surprised how much humour they show, makes me wish he would have had found time to collaborate with Sheckley once.
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Post by: Janilee on November 24, 2019, 08:19:38 am
Trying to finish William Gibson's Peripheral Vision. He may have stared the genre with Neuromancer, but he is not the easiest to read.
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Post by: Patti L. on November 24, 2019, 12:42:25 pm
"Major Pieces", the kickstarter book of left out or background scenes from the Peltedverse story arc by M.C.A.Hogarth.  Liking it quite a lot.  There are things that have to do with books in that universe that I haven't read yet, but they make me think I may be able to stomach them after all.  Maybe.
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Post by: Reidiwr on November 24, 2019, 02:52:36 pm
The Wandering Inn, Volume 1 ~Pirate Aba
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 01, 2019, 11:04:05 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9389886208/hFE2D5066/im-not-saying-that-im-not-a-people-person-but)
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Post by: Patti L. on December 01, 2019, 11:25:01 am
 :-'
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Post by: Kyria on December 01, 2019, 03:37:28 pm
My favorite people are generally quadrupedal and have fur, or else are bipedal but feathery. 
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 01, 2019, 04:39:14 pm
*nods*
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Post by: Reidiwr on December 21, 2019, 12:07:42 pm
Had to give up on The Wandering Inn ~Pirate Aba. The story could have been good, but the writing was so bad that I couldn’t finish it. :(

Just finished Way Station ~Clifford D. Simak. Did not want that one to end. :)
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Post by: Patti L. on December 21, 2019, 01:13:21 pm
Just finished Neogenesis by Lee & Miller, going to read the 'tween short "The Space at Tinsori Light", then the most recent Liaden Universe TM novel, "Accepting The Lance", which happens right on the heels of Neogenesis.
Also still making my way through "In the Valley of the Snow Lion", the Ursula Vernon & Co  volume about their trip to Tibet.
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Post by: Reidiwr on June 30, 2020, 09:10:18 am
Language advisory.

Brilliant Book Dedications (https://www.sadanduseless.com/funny-book-dedications-gallery/?fbclid=IwAR3Aw-yHWSZt3-TswAc8uVEfxt-nbztemeGj4VjwbUlRNerZcH19wnT9no8)
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Post by: pondhawk on June 30, 2020, 10:28:57 am
 :D
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Post by: Janilee on June 30, 2020, 12:23:19 pm
 LOL
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Post by: Patti L. on June 30, 2020, 05:48:27 pm
I recognize the last one, from Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 01, 2020, 10:46:29 am
I thought that looked familiar.

I'm rereading Charlaine Harris' Lily Bard series. Currently in the middle of Shakespeare's Champion, which is quite timely.
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Post by: Patti L. on July 01, 2020, 06:05:33 pm
Finished Wen Spencer's "Eight Million Gods" recently, re-reading it now.
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Post by: pondhawk on July 02, 2020, 10:59:42 am
That's a good one, although not one of my favorites of hers.
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Post by: Patti L. on July 02, 2020, 05:30:14 pm
Took me a long time to buy it, then wasn't sure when I started if I'd like it.
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Post by: BillG on July 03, 2020, 02:52:27 am
I definitely enjoyed it. Quite a few nice twists.