What Are You Reading?

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

  1. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I'm going to start Never Let Me Go from Kazuo Ishiguro, Man Booker Prize Finalist...must not have won. Finished that other, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. This from Ishiguro will be #45 for the year...I think...my 'goal' a hundred...I'm 8 stories ahead of the curve. This next is "a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss." Devastating. Heh! Maybe it's Thursday but that hit the funny bone. Have you ever been devastating? I'm going to try that one out on the wife this morning. Honey, you look devastating!
    I think it'll fly. I hope, anyway. Wish me luck. :)
     
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Walter Oobleck I suggest you say it with flowers... just in case. :biggrin2:
     
  3. ghost19

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

    I'm on book 2 of "The Strain" trilogy by Chuck Hogan/Guillermo DelToro......having to drag myself kicking and screaming thru it but determined to finish the trilogy....pretty dry, not sure exactly what it is, but pretty slow going.
     
  4. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Never Let Me Go was very, very good. One of my favorites a few years back.
     
  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I got that feeling at about the 2/3 mark of the first book. I finished it, but didn't pick up the next two. I HAVE them (lol), but have yet to open them.
     
  6. ghost19

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

    Yeah, I don't know what it is. The characters seem written for a TV movie rather than a book. The cheese factor is getting a little high in book 2.
     
  7. days be strange

    days be strange Trapped here. Send help. They won't let me leave.

    still on Under The Dome
     
  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Is Sleep Donation strictly an e book? No hard copy?
     
  9. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    yes, as far as I know no hard copy. But is available as audiobook.
     
  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Thank you.
     
  11. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Impressive! 45! I have read 2. But I fall asleep every time I read - my days are too busy. I have Middlesex, but haven't read it yet. My oldest daughter has and loved it. How'd that go, telling your wife she's devastating? I'm hoping you added "-ingly beautiful". That would work. Devastating might mean you wilt flowers when you walk into a room or something.

    Sleep Donation sounds fabulous. I must read this Karen Russell person. Will be on the lookout now for her. Oh heck! I just realized she's had a couple of stories in some anthologies I've read. Vampires in the Lemon Grove and St. Lucy's Home for.... both - yes, she's good. In a George Saunders kind of way.
     
  12. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I'm reading more and more . . .
     
  13. AnnaRose

    AnnaRose Well-Known Member

    I'm on the fifth story of Winesburg, Ohio, but I think I will put that aside and read After Her by Joyce Maynard, as I am seeing her speak in a few weeks.
     
  14. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I heard the snooze alarm going so I saw my opportunity. Should have waited until she was awake, all freshly bathed & scented. I'll try both..."ing" and "ingly beautiful" later, maybe today, wait until she's wide awake. Words are probably better than the usual man grunts, heavy panting, & other noises in my repertoire.

    Never Let Me Go is an understated story...first-person eye-narrator Kathy a student at the Hailsham school. A friend (online not here that I know) was reading it and after looking at a brief description I wanted to read it. Halfway through. I happened to glance at the copyright page, otherwise...I dunno...the 'description' I read had precious little in the way of description, but there exist clues on the copyright page...1. Women--Fiction. 2. England--Fiction. 3. Cloning--Fiction. 4. Organ donors--Fiction. 5. Donation of organs, tissues, etc.--Fiction. I. Title
    So I'm reading along, those few words in mind 3 4 5 in particular...nada in the way of anything like that. I guess the "devastating" comes into play as you learn...with Kathy I presume, as she seems as clueless as me...exactly how devastating the story is. Horror understated is mind-boggling horror. Check it out.
     
  15. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Walter Oobleck I hope all that worked out as planned :0:

    I've read info on the book you're reading. I might give it a try soon. I finally scored Doctor Sleep in a thrift store for $4.99! Woohoo, so that's what I'm reading now. So far, very good.
     
  16. Neesy

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

    I hear ya morgan! (same thing up here - I opened the windows for some fresh air but now I have to go close them again - still too chilly for that) :down::soap::cold::rolleyes:
     
  17. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud Resident Australian Adolescent (aka Xylophone Man)

    Just began Misery yesterday. Wilkes is one messed up lady.
     
  18. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I wish I still had unread SK books to read instead of waiting for each new one to come out!
    Enjoy!
     
  19. kingricefan

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

    You do- he wrote under the name Danielle Steele!!
     
  20. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Oh wow! Didn't know that!
    But alas, I've read all of those books as well. :snicker:

    just kidding!!!
     

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