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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
Mr. H.
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The Dragon Riders of Pern Series
I've read a lot of those. If you like them you should try the Temeraire series by Novak.
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
APhilosophicalGent
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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).
I use ubiquitous now and then, but not ubiquitously Saying "everywhere-occurring" is not less cumbersome.
07-26-2018 08:44 PM
jessandreia 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
drsmokey Just finished A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...shade-of-magic
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
Beets&Beats
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Right now I'm reading The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, by Bruno Bettelheim. Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Carl Jung's autobiography) is next on my list.



Smut is always good, too. (Hey, I'm single, what do you expect?)
OH WOW! I love BOTH OF THESE! Myth and ritual and all that jazz is fabulous. Campbell and such. Oh yes. Love!
06-10-2016 06:59 PM
Aliakai 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
Beets&Beats 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.)
-'Railsea' by China Mieville (after churning through 2 others of his last month! Oddly captivating!),
-'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
David3 "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
drsmokey 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
SteveW 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
Lipps Reading:

"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

Florentine Histories
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
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I've just finished "The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut
Vonnegut is my favorite author, and Slaughterhouse 5 is my favorite book. Highly recommended.
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.
01-30-2016 09:52 AM
Beautiful Joe
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Haha yes, I am guilty of only buying the books after I found out it was her, I love them but it's doubtful I would have found them and chosen them off the shelf otherwise.

I've been really enjoying the series, although there is one thing I don't love about this latest one.

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I don't like how strong the romantic tension is between Robin and Strike. I find it really rare for well written male and female plantonic friendships in fiction, and I really loved them as just friends and work colleagues, so all this tension annoys me a bit but I'm still loving the story.
I found out who Galbraith was while I was reading the second one.

Spoiler
I agree with you that it would have been infinitely preferable to maintain it as a platonic friendship rather than the same old trope that has been used to death on TV shows. And the Robin/Matthew thing is irritating.
01-30-2016 12:37 AM
Scarecrow I've just finished "The Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut, and I loved it. It's almost like "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (no wonder, it was an inspiration for Douglas Adams), only better Definitely worth reading, even if it has some controversial moments here and there.
01-29-2016 08:48 PM
Crouton
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Strangely enough, that's what I'm reading ATM also. (I should say, listening to - my eyesight is such that I almost exclusively listen to audiobooks now.)

Did you know that Robert Galbraith is J. K. Rowling?
Haha yes, I am guilty of only buying the books after I found out it was her, I love them but it's doubtful I would have found them and chosen them off the shelf otherwise.

I've been really enjoying the series, although there is one thing I don't love about this latest one.

Spoiler
I don't like how strong the romantic tension is between Robin and Strike. I find it really rare for well written male and female plantonic friendships in fiction, and I really loved them as just friends and work colleagues, so all this tension annoys me a bit but I'm still loving the story.
01-29-2016 07:29 PM
Beautiful Joe
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I am reading Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith. It's the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series, and it's amazing! I can't put it down.
Strangely enough, that's what I'm reading ATM also. (I should say, listening to - my eyesight is such that I almost exclusively listen to audiobooks now.)

Did you know that Robert Galbraith is J. K. Rowling?
01-29-2016 03:39 PM
Crouton I am reading Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith. It's the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series, and it's amazing! I can't put it down.
11-01-2015 03:26 PM
MadamSarcastra Been re-reading some old Lee Child (Jack Reacher series) and some old Jonathan Kellerman (Alex Delaware series) books I have until the new ones come out in paperback....
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