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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #405 on: January 23, 2016, 02:45:29 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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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #406 on: January 24, 2016, 04:32:12 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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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #407 on: January 24, 2016, 09:22:43 am »
Fool's Assassin by Robin Hobb.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #408 on: January 24, 2016, 12:12:44 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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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #409 on: January 25, 2016, 10:41:14 am »
I loved Wizards At War. Of course, I love all the Wizards books.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #410 on: January 25, 2016, 12:15:43 pm »
Did you see the Advent calendar?
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #411 on: January 26, 2016, 06:57:19 am »
I did not. Will go back and try to find it.

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« Reply #412 on: January 26, 2016, 12:05:42 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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« Reply #413 on: January 30, 2016, 10:13:40 am »
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #414 on: January 30, 2016, 11:11:10 am »
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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« Reply #415 on: January 30, 2016, 11:34:22 am »
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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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #416 on: January 30, 2016, 11:50:47 am »
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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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #417 on: January 30, 2016, 01:29:51 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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« Reply #418 on: February 03, 2016, 10:04:16 pm »
"If we deviate too much from the storybooks, our magic doesn’t work.” - Patricia Briggs

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #419 on: February 04, 2016, 02:52:59 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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