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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 SOULLESS:
    “You’re lying to me,” Sammy said, which was true. Then he said, “I thought we were friends, Eric,” and Eric’s heart swelled in his chest and slid up into his throat.
    Sammy stared down at him for a minute. Then he said, “Jesus,” and sat back down again. “I’m sorry about your licorice but it ain’t worth crying over. Just tell me what he said.”
    “I don’t care about the stupid licorice.” Eric said, and wiped off snot with his shirt.

    /my l'il blog/

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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"
    T.E. Lawrence


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    Just started 11/22/63 by Stephen King.
    It's time to use the big hammer

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    Flat Spin by David Freed.

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    About 50 pages into A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley. A tad slow out of the gate, but it feels like it could get good any moment now.
    Goodreads- let's be friends!
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    Two chapters into 'The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien'. Enjoying it so far. Had to try very hard not to laugh aloud on the bus last night during 'Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party'.
    Sally Sparrow: I love old things. They make me feel sad.
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    Sally Sparrow: It's happy for deep people.

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    David S. Reynolds, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson.

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    Just started Killing Lincoln.
    Spark of Life
    84,019 Words / Complete!
    Completed 12/31/15

    Lincoln Island
    96,063 Words / Complete!
    Beginning to edit.

    Thunder Bay - Phoenix Rising
    79,850 Words / Complete!
    On Hold a bit.

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    I'm reading The Road. The movie's just as good.

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    Almost finished with Women by Charles Bukowski!
    "I've been told that people in the army do
    more by 7:00AM than I do in an entire day.
    But if I wake at 6:59AM and turn to you to
    trace the outline of your lips with mine, I
    will have done enough and killed no one in
    the process." - Shane Koyczan.

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    Reading Black Heart by Holly Black. About to start Spartacus The Gladiator by Ben Kane!!! so excited for that one.

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    I just started The Return by William Shatner. It's an older Star Trek novel, but it's pretty good so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWrite View Post
    I just started The Return by William Shatner. It's an older Star Trek novel, but it's pretty good so far.

    For I wish to challenge thee custom user title! For I am the real doctor!

    Only a joke, of course. Never take me or my purple prose seriously.




    What am I reading, you say? The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.

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    Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

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    The Monster Club by R. Chetwynd-Hayes. Some seriously delicious words (shadmocks, humgoo, shaddy, maddy and raddy) and a wonderful sense of humor.
    The blog, which may not be updated regularly enough. -- I'm linking to other AW blogs here. -- There's some nonsense here when I can be bothered.
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    The British Comics Database is growing. Or mutating. I'm not quite sure which, yet.

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    I've gotten an Advanced Review Copy of Tana French's, BROKEN HARBOR. It might be her best yet. And that's saying something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WordCount View Post
    For I wish to challenge thee custom user title! For I am the real doctor!

    Only a joke, of course. Never take me or my purple prose seriously.




    What am I reading, you say? The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.
    Always nice to meet a fellow Who geek!

    I have a feeling my next read will be a Doctor Who novel. I'm off to Forbidden Planet today to get my Who fix!
    Psychic Witness In editing hell!.


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    Vampire Hunter D, in translation of course. Not sure about it yet.

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    Currently re-reading Patti Smith's Just Kids as well as Please Kill Me by Leggs McNeill, etc.
    “This wallpaper is dreadful, one of us will have to go.” - Oscar Wilde


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    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleJean View Post
    Currently re-reading Patti Smith's Just Kids as well as Please Kill Me by Leggs McNeill, etc.
    Patti is probably the best writer to come out of rock 'n' roll.
    Out now:
    'Moving Day', 322 Review (dead link)
    'Black Dress', Words & Images
    'The Squeegee Man', New Plains Review
    'Sex Education', Bookanista

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    Slaughterhouse-Five

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    The Hunger Games. I think I made the mistake of not waiting until this weekend to read it (got it on Saturday and started it Sunday night) because I'm having problems putting it down. Every time I get to something really good, I either have to go to bed or get off the bus or get back to work. I have a feeling I'm going to go lie down early and finish it because I can't wait to see how it ends. Kind of regretting not getting the box set this weekend.

    After this, I've got either "City of Lost Souls" by Cassandra Clare or "The Calling" by Kelly Armstrong. Definitely on a YA kick lately.
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    Dixie City Jam by James Lee Burke.

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    about to wrap up Weaveworld by Clive Barker
    If he is pretending then he still cares.

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    Currently reading a collection of Charlie Brooker pieces and White Horse by a certain Alex Adams.

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