What Are You Reading? Part Deux

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do1you9love?

Happy to be here!
Feb 18, 2012
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I truly enjoyed Where the Crawdads Sing . . .I think they are going to make a movie too. I hope so. Hey y'all!
Hey, MadamMack! Nice to see you!! I loved it, too! And yes, Reese Witherspoon is producing it! Yay!

I decided to pick up Fire and Blood (that GoT prequel, Targaryen history, big tome of begetting;)) and read it and only it until I am finished. It is still slow going but I am enjoying it more.

I still wish it had been written in the same style as the other GoT books.
:laugh: Glad it's getting more enjoyable!! Hang in there!
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
59,406
226,420
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I fell in love with a series of King Arthur books by Mary Stewart
:encouragement::clap: those were fantastic books - I love them too!

The Crystal Cave 1970

The Hollow Hills 1973

The Last Enchantment 1979

There was a 4th book (The Wicked Day) but I am not sure if I read that one

I do own one from 1995 called The Prince and the Pilgrim




My Mom used to read this type of fiction and I read some of them when I was quite young
 

Dana Jean

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Apr 11, 2006
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:encouragement::clap: those were fantastic books - I love them too!

The Crystal Cave 1970

The Hollow Hills 1973

The Last Enchantment 1979

There was a 4th book (The Wicked Day) but I am not sure if I read that one

I do own one from 1995 called The Prince and the Pilgrim



My Mom used to read this type of fiction and I read some of them when I was quite young
I've read the first two of these and really enjoyed them.
 

MadamMack

M e m b e r
Apr 11, 2006
17,857
44,262
UnParked, UnParked U.S.A.
Reading brought me to Stephen King’s message board years ago. Reading Stephen’s books over the years really help me deal with the unfairness of life --gave me an escape and helped me to understand just how mean some people can be. So, that’s why I’m going to share my thoughts with you now, my Message Board Family.

It’s about Where the Crawdads Sing. I finished the book in a few days. I just couldn’t stop reading it because it was like a song written just for me. My eyes stayed misty through most of the story. I worried about Kya and I was angered by how she was treated. More than anything I felt how lonely she was as a child –how she knew that mostly all she really had to depend on was herself. Most of all I was so proud of her strength and determination to survive and learn.

Delia Owens descriptions of the marsh is just so beautiful. I didn’t grown up near a marsh but I did grown up in a small town and I have fond memories of the area. The sunsets and moonrises and the sounds of summer. The heat, and the wild berries, plums and the bugs! Back then I’d see a snake and it wouldn’t even bother me. If I see one now I’d have a heart attack!

I enjoyed the book so much until at the moment I don’t know what to do with myself because I miss Kya, Tate, and the rest that much.

I just thought I’d share that with y’all.

. . .Oh Lawd . . I’ve got to move on to a serious ass horror story now.

Thanks for your ear . . .
 

king family fan

Prolific member
Jul 19, 2010
32,028
109,858
south
Reading brought me to Stephen King’s message board years ago. Reading Stephen’s books over the years really help me deal with the unfairness of life --gave me an escape and helped me to understand just how mean some people can be. So, that’s why I’m going to share my thoughts with you now, my Message Board Family.

It’s about Where the Crawdads Sing. I finished the book in a few days. I just couldn’t stop reading it because it was like a song written just for me. My eyes stayed misty through most of the story. I worried about Kya and I was angered by how she was treated. More than anything I felt how lonely she was as a child –how she knew that mostly all she really had to depend on was herself. Most of all I was so proud of her strength and determination to survive and learn.

Delia Owens descriptions of the marsh is just so beautiful. I didn’t grown up near a marsh but I did grown up in a small town and I have fond memories of the area. The sunsets and moonrises and the sounds of summer. The heat, and the wild berries, plums and the bugs! Back then I’d see a snake and it wouldn’t even bother me. If I see one now I’d have a heart attack!

I enjoyed the book so much until at the moment I don’t know what to do with myself because I miss Kya, Tate, and the rest that much.

I just thought I’d share that with y’all.

. . .Oh Lawd . . I’ve got to move on to a serious ass horror story now.

Thanks for your ear . . .
Good to see you.You have been missed.
 

Spideyman

Uber Member
Jul 10, 2006
43,458
172,636
74
Just north of Duma Key
Reading brought me to Stephen King’s message board years ago. Reading Stephen’s books over the years really help me deal with the unfairness of life --gave me an escape and helped me to understand just how mean some people can be. So, that’s why I’m going to share my thoughts with you now, my Message Board Family.

It’s about Where the Crawdads Sing. I finished the book in a few days. I just couldn’t stop reading it because it was like a song written just for me. My eyes stayed misty through most of the story. I worried about Kya and I was angered by how she was treated. More than anything I felt how lonely she was as a child –how she knew that mostly all she really had to depend on was herself. Most of all I was so proud of her strength and determination to survive and learn.

Delia Owens descriptions of the marsh is just so beautiful. I didn’t grown up near a marsh but I did grown up in a small town and I have fond memories of the area. The sunsets and moonrises and the sounds of summer. The heat, and the wild berries, plums and the bugs! Back then I’d see a snake and it wouldn’t even bother me. If I see one now I’d have a heart attack!

I enjoyed the book so much until at the moment I don’t know what to do with myself because I miss Kya, Tate, and the rest that much.

I just thought I’d share that with y’all.

. . .Oh Lawd . . I’ve got to move on to a serious ass horror story now.

Thanks for your ear . . .
Much love and green lights, Madam.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
59,406
226,420
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reading brought me to Stephen King’s message board years ago. Reading Stephen’s books over the years really help me deal with the unfairness of life --gave me an escape and helped me to understand just how mean some people can be. So, that’s why I’m going to share my thoughts with you now, my Message Board Family.

It’s about Where the Crawdads Sing. I finished the book in a few days. I just couldn’t stop reading it because it was like a song written just for me. My eyes stayed misty through most of the story. I worried about Kya and I was angered by how she was treated. More than anything I felt how lonely she was as a child –how she knew that mostly all she really had to depend on was herself. Most of all I was so proud of her strength and determination to survive and learn.

Delia Owens descriptions of the marsh is just so beautiful. I didn’t grown up near a marsh but I did grown up in a small town and I have fond memories of the area. The sunsets and moonrises and the sounds of summer. The heat, and the wild berries, plums and the bugs! Back then I’d see a snake and it wouldn’t even bother me. If I see one now I’d have a heart attack!

I enjoyed the book so much until at the moment I don’t know what to do with myself because I miss Kya, Tate, and the rest that much.

I just thought I’d share that with y’all.

. . .Oh Lawd . . I’ve got to move on to a serious ass horror story now.

Thanks for your ear . . .
I just ordered this in large type from the local library - (It's easier on my old eyes) - thanks for the recommendation :snowman:

Title:

Where the crawdads sing
Author:

Owens, Delia,

"For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. She's barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark. But Kya is not what they say. Abandoned at age ten, she has survived on her own in the marsh that she calls home.

A born naturalist with just one day of school, she takes life lessons from the land, learning from the false signals of fireflies the real way of this world. But while she could have lived in solitude forever, the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Drawn to two young men from town, who are each intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world--until the unthinkable happens."--Provided by publisher.
 

Kurben

The Fool on the Hill
Apr 12, 2014
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59,633
54
sweden
"The Wolf and the Watchman". A Swedish mystery set in the late 18th century. Being compared - for good or ill - with The Alienist.

The Wolf and the Watchman
It is not bad at all. Named 1793 in swedish. The year is significant to swedes as it is the year after the assassination of the King Gustav III in 1792. The years after that was unruly and insecure. You can, if you stretch your imagination, call it a failed attempt to copy the french revolution. The leaders were nobles inspired, partly, by what was going on in France. I like its originality. Its rare in sweden with good historical crime novels.
 

Kurben

The Fool on the Hill
Apr 12, 2014
8,993
59,633
54
sweden
Needed something familiar so i took down a Christie mystery from the shelves, Crooked House. Really like this one. Might be her best non Poirot or Marple book. You can always trust Christie not to let you down. I think it was the fourth or fifth time i read it. I enjoyed it just as much this time.
 

Kurben

The Fool on the Hill
Apr 12, 2014
8,993
59,633
54
sweden
Right now i'm reading A Place Of Greter Safety. Historical novel about the french revolution. Right now were in 1788 so the stormclouds are gathering. The infamous/famous trio Maximilien de Robespierre, George-Jacques Danton and Camille Desmoulins are the main persons with occasional guest apperances by Necker, Fouché, The King and Queen and Duke Philippe of Orleans and other important persons like Marat when they cross our main characters path.
 

Susannah's Wheelchair

Well-Known Member
Sep 17, 2018
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I'm currently reading The Dark Half (almost finished) & Paul Tremblay's Cabin at the end of the world.

Recently read his Head full of ghosts which was really good except for the disappointing ending but IMO Cabin at the end of the world isn't very good at all and have decided not to read any more of his books.

What does anyone else think of Paul Tremblay's work?
 

Wayoftheredpanda

Flaming Wonder Telepath
May 15, 2018
2,972
13,103
15
I am about 2/3 thru reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean. This is a fascinating account around the devastating fire at the Central Branch Library in LA in 1986. Most folks have little to no idea that this even happened, especially if you were not in the area, because it's the same week as the Chernobyl disaster. Over 400,000 books were completely destroyed and more than that were damaged. Orlean paints a vivid picture of the fire, the history of the building and libraries in general, and the efforts to find the arsonist who started the fire. In a strange serendipity, I had just finished Fahrenheit 451 when I started this one. A good back-to-back choice. Recommend for all book lovers/library fans!
Sounds like something a certain Roman Consul would enjoy
 

FlakeNoir

Original Kiwi© SKMB®
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
42,092
164,789
New Zealand
Reading brought me to Stephen King’s message board years ago. Reading Stephen’s books over the years really help me deal with the unfairness of life --gave me an escape and helped me to understand just how mean some people can be. So, that’s why I’m going to share my thoughts with you now, my Message Board Family.

It’s about Where the Crawdads Sing. I finished the book in a few days. I just couldn’t stop reading it because it was like a song written just for me. My eyes stayed misty through most of the story. I worried about Kya and I was angered by how she was treated. More than anything I felt how lonely she was as a child –how she knew that mostly all she really had to depend on was herself. Most of all I was so proud of her strength and determination to survive and learn.

Delia Owens descriptions of the marsh is just so beautiful. I didn’t grown up near a marsh but I did grown up in a small town and I have fond memories of the area. The sunsets and moonrises and the sounds of summer. The heat, and the wild berries, plums and the bugs! Back then I’d see a snake and it wouldn’t even bother me. If I see one now I’d have a heart attack!

I enjoyed the book so much until at the moment I don’t know what to do with myself because I miss Kya, Tate, and the rest that much.

I just thought I’d share that with y’all.

. . .Oh Lawd . . I’ve got to move on to a serious ass horror story now.

Thanks for your ear . . .
That was lovely, thanks Char... I'm going to look for this one now.
 
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