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    Oerba Yun Fang DragonHeart's Avatar
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    Started Firebrand by Kristen Britan; book 6 in the Green Rider series.

    I've been both excited and apprehensive about this book. I wasn't that fond of book 4, and outright disappointed by book 5. But that subplot is finally, thankfully over and we're back where (and when!) we're supposed to be. Lots of stuff going on even early on but man am I glad to see some familiar faces after nearly two books without them. I'm caught in a weird space where I want to rush and savor at the same time.
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    After The Parade by Lori Ostlund

    I'm also listening to Emotional Intelligence ​by Daniel Goleman
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    Night Shift, by Stephen King.
    "He's gone! He's gone from here! The evil is gone!"

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    John Carpenter's Halloween.

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    Bedbugs ​by Ben H. Winters
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    The Manitous by Basil Johnston

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    The Happiness Myth by Jennifer Hecht.

    Halfway through, it's great, I recommend it. Lots to think about.

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    The Animators​ by Kayla Rae Whitaker
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    TIFFANY GIRL by Deeanne Gist. I am a sucker for historical. She gives great details of what it is like to make those awesome lamps.
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    The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
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    Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I'm trying to read more YA to see what all the fuss is about. Unfortunately I have not been very impressed. Granted, I've been sticking to YA in the fantasy and SF genres, but even the best of these is way poorer than your average SF or fantasy book meant for an adult reader. I'm not talking grammar, because that's a given, but characterization, believability, worldbuilding, plot logic, plot construction, word choice... pretty much EVERYTHING. For this one particular book, the concept is a killer one, and the writing is not bad, if overdone in places with some cliched phrasing. But save for pacing, everything else is just... bad.

    Nevertheless, it has something, because I want to see how it ends. But the actual reading is half titillation, half tedium.

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    Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. I found an edition that has a foreword by Lois Lowry and an introduction by Stephen King, which is nice.
    Trust me, I know what I'm doing about 70% of the time.

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    The Last Road Home ​by Danny Johnson
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    Graham Greene, 'The Confidential Agent'

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    From the audiobook department, I just finished Wake Up Happy by Michael Strahan and am waiting for This is How by Augusten Burroughs.

    (Strahan is better than expected. I read the Augusten Burroughs as soon as it was published, and am looking forward to hearing him read it during my next long road trip.)
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    The Florida Burn (The NBC-TV Series Miami Vice Series) - Stephen Grave

    It's the same genre as my second WIP and I had a heck of a time finding a copy.
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    I'm currently reading these 3 at the same time.

    Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism - Slavoj Zizek

    Then when my brain feels full, within one chapter, I switch to

    The Good Soldier Švejk - Jaroslav Hašek

    which is a satire on the first world war, and when I get tired anywhere after 50 pages I switch to

    A Journal of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoe

    because I'm trying to add more Defoe, whom I adore, but without a driving plot this book is losing me and I may not finish it.
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    American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. I've never read Neil Gaiman before and this book is absolutely kicking my ass. I'm only sixty-one pages in, but this book has me by the throat.
    "He's gone! He's gone from here! The evil is gone!"

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    John Carpenter's Halloween.

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    Star Trek The Key Collection Volume 1. Fun and silly nostalgic reprinting of the Gold Key Star Trek comics published in the late 1960s and beyond.
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    Mother Night, again. It might be my favorite Kurt Vonnegut novel, although choosing just one is unfair to too many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvesterOfSorrow View Post
    American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. I've never read Neil Gaiman before and this book is absolutely kicking my ass. I'm only sixty-one pages in, but this book has me by the throat.
    I had the same reaction. It's one of the few books I've read more than once. I'm glad I read it after I wrote my own The Last Titan or else it might've shut me down.
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    Recently picked up Underworld by De Lillo and Oliver Twist by Dickens, actively engaged in the first, the second is going to enter the rather cluttered holding pattern of my 'intend to read at some point over the next decade' pile, I kinda just shove my arm in it and grab things when I finish whatever twenty or thirty are in the 'active' bowl of my reading sphere.

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    Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, again. It's a classic.
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    Dark Witch by Nora Roberts
    "The road to hell is paved with adverbs" ~Stephen King~
    WIP #1 YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy (currently stalled, I know I'll figure it out.)
    WIP #2 YA Suspense
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    The Door​ by Magda Szabo
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvesterOfSorrow View Post
    American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. I've never read Neil Gaiman before and this book is absolutely kicking my ass. I'm only sixty-one pages in, but this book has me by the throat.
    reread it recently after about a decade and basically ranted to anyone who could listen about how brilliant it was. some of it on the forums.
    Last edited by SciSarahTops; 03-22-2017 at 02:14 AM. Reason: clarity
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