What Are You Reading?

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Dana Jean, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    Still reading The Fiery Cross in the Outlander series. I read quite a bit yesterday and that made me so happy to be able to do! Having lots of headaches, practically daily since Doctor Sleep. So not much reading being done by me.
     
  2. SusanNorton

    SusanNorton Beatle Groupie

    I just finished "The Goldfinch" tonight, and am still in a fog and processing everything, but I strongly recommend it to everyone who enjoys a long, intense book that's beautifully written.
     
  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I bought The Secret History at your recommend and plan on reading all her books.
     
  4. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I am reading Twist by John Lutz.....my, that man can write!
     
  5. xkittyx

    xkittyx Unfound

    Finished The Twelve, it was great but oh man. I'm dying for book three, just desperately need it like, now! :doubt:
     
  6. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    Stick by Elmore Leonard
     
  7. ghost19

    ghost19 ..."I aim with my eye."...

    Still reading NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, the further I get into this book the better it is. I wasn't a big fan of HSB, but this one reminds me a bit of his old man's books...and that is a good thing, may have to check out other books from Mr. Hill....
     
  8. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    This is my most favorite novel by Straub! It was my first step into his writings (after reading King's blurb on the cover) and has remained my fav ever since. The atmosphere just bleeds off of the pages into your mind, right?
     
  9. ghost19

    ghost19 ..."I aim with my eye."...

    I've never read any of Straub's book aside from the collaborations with Mr. King. Are any of them worth checking into?
     
  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I love Ghost Story and also Floating Dragon. Lost Boy, Lost Girl was good, too. I don't like his 'Blue Rose' novels- I think there are three interrelated books in this series. I couldn't get into them at all, but lots of folks here liked them. He is a rather dense (as in lots of high faluten words) author, especially in his later works. I suggest you start with Ghost Story if you want to give him a try. Let us know what you think if you do!
     
  11. ghost19

    ghost19 ..."I aim with my eye."...

    Thanks for the info. I saw Ghost Story at my local used bookstore couple of weekends ago for something like $2.00, might check back and pick that up this weekend.
     
  12. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    Been so giddy over being able to read these last few days I finished The Fiery Cross today. Nothing else got done. Well, the laundry did. :)

    Have the next one in the series out of the bookshelf ready to start. But have been wanting to reread Pet Semetary too, it has been a while and was this time of year I read it for the first time, so may take a small detour first.
     
  13. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    The audiobook I have going right now (almost done) is Tarzan Of The Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This is one of the Librovox (not sure if I got the spelling right) public domain recordings. These are read by volunteers so it's hit or miss getting a good reader. The reader for Tarzan is very good.

    I had never read this before and am enjoying it. If I would have been around in 1914 and read this when it was first published, I would have been anxiously awaiting the sequels. This must have been quite an eye opening book in 1914. I'm surprised at how brutal and violent parts of it are (considering it was 1914). The book has a great pace to it and is hard to set aside.
     
  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Just got a book from the library called "Big Girl Panties" by Janet Evanovich (I am almost embarrassed to type that here) (and also whatever Margaret Atwood's latest is (cannot recall the title). But I am still reading my way through Under the Dome
     
  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Ray Bradbury loved the Tarzan books.
     
  16. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    Rereading Salem's Lot. Haven't read it in years, thought I would revisit. I actually need another new author. I tried Joe Hill, but had to take back to the library. I was interrupted by Dr. Sleep. I want to re-read SK stuff, but then again I want to branch out a little. Been so busy with work and still have so much SK to read! And of course, I have the Dark Tower looming over me. It's a must read soon. Of course, I could spend less time on the Message Board and more time with my nose in a book.:reading: Ps. this monkey is so cute!!
     
  17. jacobtlong

    jacobtlong The Nerdiest Member

    I finished a novel called No Longer Human by a man named Osamu Dazai (this was actually a pen name). The book was published in 1948 and it was the last book the author wrote before committing suicide. It is very much semi-autobiographical and that makes all the more difficult to read. Fascinating stuff, but very sad. Even translated (done so in 1958) it is very powerful.
     
  18. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    How did the title relate to him?
     
  19. jacobtlong

    jacobtlong The Nerdiest Member

    The main character didn't know how to relate to people. He felt like in order to fit in he had to be something he wasn't and agree with people when he didn't. He felt like he somehow was born without an essential understanding of society that everyone else seems to have had. So he pretended to be happy and understanding while trying to destroy himself. He acted human, but felt he was not one. And the more he did the less he felt human. In order to cope with his sense of otherness he drank and tried to end his life multiple times much like the author did. The first person point of view and the blunt way the subject matter is handled... Well, the guy was talking about suicide the way we talk about the weather. This is fiction, but barely fiction.
     
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  20. AnnaRose

    AnnaRose Well-Known Member

    Lord of the Flies; I love it so far.
     

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