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    Out on the fjord Ellaroni's Avatar
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    Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.
    I thought it would be better.
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    Just finished "Reading JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit" by Corey Olsen. It discusses the Hobbit chapter by chapter, touching on the topics of Luck and Bilbo's nature. And it deals with the Hobbit as an independent work from and prior to the Lord of the Rings. (Tolkien tied a lot of things together between the two books and to the history that the Silmarillion covers once he decided to do the larger story.)

    Reading now: At Day's Close: Night in Times Past by A. Roger Ekirch.

    Almost finished with: History and Harry Potter.

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    The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds, by Alexander McCall Smith

    He's one of my favorite authors.

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    I'm reading Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. It is not for the faint of heart. I've never seen quite so comprehensive an array of mayhem inflicted on fictional children and I haven't even gotten to chapter six.
    In the words of Hasan i-Sabah: Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

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    "Lucy - The Beginnings of Humankind" by Donald Johnason and Maitland Edey

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    I found an old edition of the hobbit from the 60's in some old stuff of a family members. So I thought I would read it again.

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    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    It's time to use the big hammer

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    The Lovers Room by Steven Carroll, one of my favourite Australian writers. It is quite a compelling story about love found and lost, betrayal, passion, secrets and trust...
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    Makeup to Breakup by Peter Chriss (the drummer for Kiss)

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    The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott.

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    Puts the fun in function calls. AW Paladin shawkins's Avatar
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    Too Good to be True - It's a discussion of the Bernard Madoff fraud case by some reporter for Barron's. Normally I find nonfiction financial stuff absolutely fascinating (no, really) especially if there's some sort of disaster involved, but this is borderline unreadable. I'm guessing the author signed a contract to deliver X thousand words and then realized she didn't have any actual sources. What I've seen thus far is 99% filler.

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    Just finished The Next Always by Nora Roberts, my first contemporary romance (or contemporary novel that wasn't fantastic in some way) and while I enjoyed it, it was definitely a different experience for me and kind of refreshing for how normal, it is.

    Starting, Leviathan by Scott Westerfield. I keep getting recommended it so I'm excited!
    “So, given a Time Turner, I would tell my 21-year-old self that personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement.”~JK Rowling

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    The Shining, Stephen King
    The devil's in the details...

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    The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.

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    The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce)

    before that:
    A Lady by Midnight (Tessa Dare)
    Dealing with David (Katriena Knights)

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    A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson)
    The Right Hand Rule available now.

    The Secret at Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery
    available now.

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    Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter)

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    Likes metaphors mixed, not stirred Chris P's Avatar
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    Just finishing up Bossypants by Tina Fey.
    Take the 2016 Reading Challenge! Post your challenge choices and discuss your progress. Never too late to start.

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    Vandal: A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson)
    Me, too! That was his debut novel, published when he was 26, lucky bastard--no, I take it back, I don't want to upset the Gods. . .
    From EFFIN' ALBERT:
    He grabs the remote and turns the sound low.
    “Thanks. Um, I been thinking, Mr. Knowles.” I hate saying his name, plus my heart’s ready to jump right out my chest.
    “About what?”
    “You sure you’re marrying my mom?”
    “Pretty sure, unless she gets fat or dumber or something.”
    Jerk.
    “Why?” he says.
    “Well, I been thinking—”
    “Sit down, Mike.” Now Jerkface is smiling just a little, like he’s waiting for me to say something stupid. Like he knows I’m about to.
    Maybe I am.

    /my little blog is on temporary hiatus/

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    One book after another about wine, including Wine Wars.

    Fascinating topic. And tasty.

    --Ken

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    Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan's latest. I've spent an unprecedented two weeks on it so far (due to NaNo), I'm about half-way and FINALLY something bordering on exciting happened. I am disappointed so far, but I know there will be more to this story soon...
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    S&S - YA - plotting, not pantsing!

    Published:
    SUPERMASSIVE - YA (2014)
    FJORD BLUE - YA (2016)
    Get them at Amazon and Harmony Ink Press

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    I'm reading attack if the theater people - it is a fun read. The previous book I read was THe Rules of Civility - both make me happy I am no longer in my twenties

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vito View Post
    The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.
    So brilliant! I almost vomited with laughter.

    Currently I'm reading Zen-Mind, Beginner-Mind by Shunyru Suzuki and it's real heavy stuff.

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    A Widow For One Year by John Irving

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