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    When Maidens Mourn--CS Harris' 7th Sebastian St. Cyr mystery.

    *whispers* Oh please oh please oh please don't fall into "the series has gone on too long" black hole.

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    I just finished the excellent OSAMA by Lavie Tidhar. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was surprisingly good. Best book I've read so far this year.

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    A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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    Keith Wheeler, Peaceable Lane (1960). It's been on my list to read for about 50 years. Finally got around to it. As I finally misplaced my copy (bought when it went on my list) I had to buy a used copy via AmazonMarketplace (one penny plus shipping).

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    The Girl Who Played With Fire - finally got a copy from the library.

    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

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    Passionate Minds: Emilie du Chatelet, Voltaire, and the Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, by David Bodanis.

    Wow, a woman scientist! Exciting to read about her ... and I'm not even done with the Preface!


    Blood Atonement, a historical mystery, and Clear and Convincing Evidence, a contemporary mystery

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    Almost finished with This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. Hysterically funny, easy to read. I'd definitely recommend it.

    The books on my TBR shelf are piling up, but I think I'll finally get around to The Hunger Games next.
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    Just finished Tough Shit: Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith.

    Now I am reading It by Stephen King. I have always wanted to read this book and so far, it is easily the best thing the King has written (even though I have only read a handful of his books). Amazing, amazing book.
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    Fun House by Chris Grabenstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvesterOfSorrow View Post
    Just finished Tough Shit: Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good by Kevin Smith.

    Now I am reading It by Stephen King. I have always wanted to read this book and so far, it is easily the best thing the King has written (even though I have only read a handful of his books). Amazing, amazing book.
    I have this theory (admittedly I think I am in a minority of one with it) that Stephen King isn't really a horror writer.

    Oh sure he writes a lot of stuff with horror in it. He's got a very dark imagination. I wouldn't want my elderly Mum picking up some of his work.

    But ... he seems to enjoy himself more and to shine more brightly in the non-horror parts of his books. The characters and their interactions with each other. Family. Some people write horror to rip all that up. Stephen King writes horror to bring us back to normality. He shows us a group of interesting people who we care for. Then he does something nasty to them, only so that they can re-emerge after the nastiness and be wholesome again.

    I really enjoyed The Stand. Probably more so than It.

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    Towers of Midnight for me. Then I'll be sad because the only thing I've read for the past few years has been Wheel of Time stuff and the last one won't be out when I finish this one.

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    FOAL'S BREAD by Gillian Mears.

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    The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.
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    Bloodman by Robert Pobi.

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    Last Will by Bryn Greenwood (AW's Redscylla).

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    Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, The Light of Other Days.

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    Bloodman by Robert Pobi.

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    just finished "Boomerang" by Barry Hannah and "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

    now, just started "Sula" by Toni Morrison
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    Finished The Hunger Games today. I gotta say, it didn't sound like the type of thing I'd be into, but after much pushing by my friend, I really enjoyed it. Some parts were predictable, but it was very well done overall, a fun read.

    Next up, er, I have a lot of choices as a result of some over-shopping at the bookstore. Decisions,decisions...
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    White Sky, Black Ice by Stan Jones, a Nathan Active mystery


    Blood Atonement, a historical mystery, and Clear and Convincing Evidence, a contemporary mystery

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    What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe.

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    Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci
    The Secret at Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery available now.

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    Oh god SO MANY BOOKS I want to read now (and am). 1Q84 By Haruki Murakami, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir and a book on playing poker.
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    STONE CITY by Mitchell Smith. One review says:

    “Stone City” was published seven years before “Oz.,” the hour-long prison drama on HBO. I'd never read anything like it. . .every aspect of it feels real, sometimes terrifyingly so. The ending of “Stone City” is genuinely shocking, and it pisses off a lot of readers.

    Right up my alley. . .
    From EFFIN' ALBERT:
    “He ran that stop sign but only because your brother said—” Her face gets twisty like she’s trying but she can’t control it and when she talks again it comes from way down deep.

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    I'm still reading Lamb by Christopher Moore. It's a long book, but I'm almost finished. Hilarious. Seriously. And I love how he wove in all the Bible stories...and really made them more believable, IMO.

    I'm also reading Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. She's an excellent YA author, and I'm looking forward to more from her (I've read everything else).
    "All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible"
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