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|11-09-2020 12:50 PM|
I just read "Wicked", by Gregory(?) Maguire (which is a prequel to "The Wizard Of Oz" focussing on Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West); and "Andromeda: Evolution" (a sequel to the sci-fi classic "The Andromeda Strain", by Michael Crichton).
I borrowed them both from the library. They were okay; I think I liked "Wicked" a bit more.
|08-19-2020 10:17 AM|
|07-25-2020 03:35 PM|
|Gaudior||I have a stack of books by my nightstand; right now it's The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis and a Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs.|
|07-11-2020 03:03 AM|
|jessback||Homo Sapiens. A great read|
|07-08-2020 07:39 AM|
|joombo||Been thinking about reading that one next actually, what in particular did you like about it? I've read the Sirens of Titan a long time ago, and although I did like it, looking back, I don't think I was mature enough to fully enjoy it.|
|01-13-2020 05:27 PM|
|Tom||Star Wars: "Thrawn- Treason", by Timothy Zahn. I got it out of the library. Interesting, in that it focuses on political infighting between the Empire and their Chiss allies(?). The Alliance- Luke, Han, Leia, and the rest of the heroes- don't appear at all. I'm not sure they're even mentioned. But Grand Admiral Thrawn, the main character, seems to be a fan favorite. This one doesn't have much in the way of dogfights in space, etc. though, so it wouldn't surprise me if folks who love the movies might find it kind of boring. I caught myself skimming it rather than reading it in places.|
|10-07-2019 03:01 PM|
|joombo||The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker. On Goodreads I gave it a 4 because of the fact that it kept me hooked for two days. But it wasn't a perfect thriller by any means. The detectives' dialogue was overwritten, and a few things weren't explained well. However, I did enjoy the killer's diary entry quite a bit and the "reveal" wasn't too obvious.|
|10-08-2018 03:21 AM|
|joombo||Wizard and Glass (part if dark tower series) by Stephen King. I don't like it. The only book I liked so far was Drawing of the Three, and only because of the "fish out of water" scenarios. As it goes it feels more and more that he's making it up as he goes along, he doesn't know how it's supposed to be himself. Very boring to read, damn whoever recommended me this. But I gotta finish it, since I bought the books already.|
|07-28-2018 08:47 PM|
|Mr. H.||Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce.|
|07-28-2018 08:39 PM|
|07-27-2018 11:52 PM|
|Mojo||You Never Give Me Your Money - it's about the business relationships of the Beatles after the band broke up.|
|07-27-2018 05:24 AM|
|07-26-2018 08:44 PM|
The Drawing of the three by Stephen King (Book 2 of the Dark Tower series).
Probably alone in this as I know he's a very loved author, but can't say I enjoy his writing. Found book one of the series to be boring until the last 60 pages or so.
This one is a little better, but constantly reading words that basically no one uses makes it seem like he tries too hard to show how good of a writer he is.
(Seriously, I will give $100 to the next person that uses the word 'ubiquitous' and makes it sound natural as if it's the 100th time they've said it).
|07-13-2018 06:30 AM|
|DENNISGUNADDICT||No One Wants You by Celine Roberts|
|07-03-2016 06:11 PM|
Just finished A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab.
fun book. 7.5/10
I also just finished listening to The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Definitely a kids book, but good for the drive into work. 6/10
|06-10-2016 07:14 PM|
|06-10-2016 06:59 PM|
Just finished the novel "Bloom" by Wil Mcarthy, am currently working on Trapped in the Mirror by Elan Golomb. I'm also reading FAST MINDS.
Bloom was a sci-fi novel about technogenic life going haywire and screwing up the solar system, and the aftermath of that. The main character gets sent off back to Earth to plant probes rumored to be bombs and ends up ticking off a rather powerful group that worships the "Bloom" as a sort of a god.
Trapped in the Mirror is about coping strategies and stories from children of narcissists recovering their sense of self. It was given to me by my counselor.
FAST MINDS is about ADHD and how to deal with it. I was diagnosed with it recently and it's helping me learn how to cope while I wait for all the logistical hurdles my insurance is making me jump through so that I can get my medicine. So far it's helping, and it's kinda healing to learn all of my symptoms aren't entirely my fault.
|06-10-2016 03:45 PM|
Oh man! My booklist just grew! Thanks guys!
I'm on holidays at the moment so many books on the go...
I'm currently reading
-Life Inc (oldie but goodie. Non-fiction. One of those books filled with things I thought I knew but didn't actually know the details of and it's pretty intriguing. History of various things we take for granted in a capitalist system etc.)
-'Oryx and Crake' by Margaret Atwood (again. Strongly recommend! Probably my favourite series ever. But even typing that a few others come to mind. It's like picking favourite children?!)
-'Night Waking' by Sarah Moss (beautiful!)
|05-21-2016 01:36 PM|
"The Carbon Diaries 2015", by Saci Lloyd.
Published in 2010, this is a YA fiction novel about the beginning of mandatory energy-rationing in the UK, enforced as a result of severe storms resulting from climate change.
In reality, of course, widespread mandatory energy-rationing has not yet appeared. However, the 2015 Paris Agreement has initiated the worldwide construction of renewable-energy and energy-conservation programs, and the phasing-out of coal-fired power plants.
|05-21-2016 01:18 PM|
|Tom||I just read "Deep Time", a "Dr. Who" science fiction series book. It was a short book with the twelfth (current) incarnation of The Doctor, and Clara as his travelling companion. A few characters I liked got killed off, which I thought detracted from it (as from much of science fiction and fantasy), but I did like the portrayals of The Doctor and Clara (although I haven't seen any TV episodes since David Tennant was playing the 10th Doctor).|
|02-28-2016 02:40 PM|
|RomeoAppearing||Venus in Furs by Masoch, so kinky and "fun" lol|
|02-25-2016 08:10 PM|
Such serious and thoughtful books here!
I'm not going to add to it.
Working my way through The Magicians series by Les Grossman. Love it so far. I'm almost done book 2.
|02-18-2016 01:56 PM|
I've started reading a book called 'Living On Your Own Terms' by Osho.
I very much like what I've read so far.
|02-18-2016 10:50 AM|
|Dave in MPLS||Started and finished Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction, and I'm quite a ways into A History of Language.|
|02-10-2016 08:21 PM|
"Hell, I Was There!"
Autobiography by Elmer Keith 1979
"Commentaries on the Civil War" and "Commentaries on the Gallic War"
By Julius Caesar 46-45? BCE
By Niccolo Machiavelli 1532
|02-10-2016 08:05 PM|
|Beautiful Joe||Currently re-reading Thomas Perry's three Butcher's Boy books.|
|02-10-2016 03:27 PM|
|Crouton||Currently into The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.|
|02-10-2016 01:51 PM|
|Dave in MPLS||
|02-10-2016 01:46 PM|
|Dave in MPLS||I'm in the middle of The Myth of Religious Violence by William T Cavanaugh. It's not pro- or anti- religion or secularism, but a history of the religion-secular divide. I can see where partisans from either side would object to his ideas.|
|02-01-2016 11:26 PM|
|Purp||I've been re-reading the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde, which are hilarious. Also, Three-Nine Line by David Freed, which is the fourth in the Cordell Logan books, and Armada by Ernest Cline, which is his second book, his first being Ready Player One.|
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