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Old 04-24-2012, 10:40 PM   #5601
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When Maidens Mourn--CS Harris' 7th Sebastian St. Cyr mystery.

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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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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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Old 04-27-2012, 02:07 AM   #5606
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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!
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:12 AM   #5607
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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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Old 05-02-2012, 11:27 AM   #5610
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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.
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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Old 05-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #5611
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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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Old 05-03-2012, 05:21 AM   #5612
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:32 AM   #5615
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #5618
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just finished "Boomerang" by Barry Hannah and "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins

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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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Old 05-08-2012, 02:32 PM   #5621
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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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Right up my alley. . .
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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).
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