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What Are You Reading?

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

  1. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I only read about 1/3 of it--just couldn't get into it at all. Now that I read the first one and enjoyed it, though, I might try again.
     
  2. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    Actually it is Dracula vs. Hitler. :icon_eek:
     
  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I recently finished Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty and now I have a bookmark bisecting my paperback copy of Cold Sassy Tree. Also, I am reading The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W.P. Kinsella. His books are filled with magic, wonder and the milk of human kindness. He writes, in so many ways, of each man's quest to find significance and true purpose in the world. Kinsella was an inveterate optimist and believed in stoking the fire in every dreamer's heart. What greater endowment can a writer give his readers than this tiny seed of faith, whispering, "If you build it, he will come."
    If you dream it, it will come. (Yeah, I can gush about this man all day.)
    Next, I think I'm going to start The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
     
  4. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Havent read anything for a long while due to sickness. You know that you are ill when you read a word and then the next but the brain can't make sense of the words. Nasty. So i'm starting slow with a reread of one of Ellery Queens better efforts, Cat Of Many Tails. I'm gonna curl down with the book and something to nibble on and a glass of something energizing by my side. Thats my friday evening!
     
  5. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Sure hope you're feeling 100% better after a relaxing weekend!
     
  6. Jojo87

    Jojo87 Prolific member

    I read Finders Keepers by King. A very good book so far.
     
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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I feel like a snail!...y'all burn through books at warp speed, while I just plod along.....then again, I usually read anymore when I go to bed......
     
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  8. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Reading an ARC of Dark Screams: Volume Six, a collection of short stories. This one contains King's 'The Old Dude's Ticker', a story from the pre-Carrie years.
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....that's a mighty fine collection....
     
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  10. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    You've convinced me to try a new-to-me author: Welty :) I loved Cold Sassy Tree, both the book and the movie. The Secret History is very interesting! I hope you like it.
     
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  11. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    As long as you're reading, you're doing better than something like 60% of Americans. I read that statistic (that 60% of American adults don't read after they finish schooling) and it made me sad for them.
     
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  12. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I bonded so quickly to the characters in Delta Wedding (don't know which of her books you'll choose first but this one was remarkable) and Welty's prose begs to be read aloud; I posted a few quotes in the Book Quotes thread. I have her novel Losing Battles in my TBR pile. I think I will like The Secret History since I enjoyed The Goldfinch.
     
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  13. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    Be well!!
     
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  14. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    I still have about five stories to finish in Night Shift (I'm leaving the last that John D MacDonald said was his favorite till last) I haven't read any of the stories for about four or five years. I recently read Neccesity by Brian Garfield. I didn't like the ending. I have never read Death Wish, so I'm going to read that in about two months. Death Wish, the movie, is brilliant. I'm trying to read all the books that were made into movies that I haven't read. I read Six Days of the Condor about six weeks ago and the Marathon Man about a month ago, and Rising Sun about two weeks ago. I will also read Carrie(I have read Carrie about twice before but I'm going through King's stuff chronologically) after I finish Night Shift. I also been reading New Dawn magazine.
    [​IMG]
     
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  15. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Reading a strange one called The Watcher, by Ross Armstrong. Out on Tuesday. 17% in and can't make heads or tails of it, but that's the point, I guess.

    Also reading Nick Cutter's Little Heaven.
     
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  16. kingricefan

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

    Take care of yourself, Kurben.
     
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  17. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Started The Female Of The Species by Joyce Carol Oates. Oh, wow, That woman can write!!! A collection 9 stories. For me perhaps the best living american author (together with King...)
     
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  18. kingricefan

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

    She has about a bazillion books too!
     
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  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I had a review book posted to me that I didn't request (hopeful publicity departments do that sometimes), but I thought I'd give it a look. So far, I like it a lot! Inside V, by Paula Primos. I'm not sure if my NYJB editor will post my review (as it wasn't requested from their system), but I'll sure try, as long as the book doesn't tank in the second half. Reminds me a bit of Presumed Innocent.
     
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  20. Sam Joyce

    Sam Joyce Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad

    now reading : I am the Messenger - Markus Zusak

    ((i'm reading too much horror recently and my buddy suggest me to chill off to the horror for a mean while))
     
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