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Re: Tell us what you're reading right now and what's next on your shelf


Ryan_G wrote:

A lot of those book covers, synopsises, and books were back then. I'm always a little surpised by it, but I never think about it too much.


dhaupt wrote:

Ryan_G wrote:


I saw this on Mystery Ryan and was just thinking how politically incorrect it is and spooky too.


 


Ryan I know what you mean and as an avid romance reader I really can't go back too far to read an old release romance 

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The one thing that an avid reader like me wants is more time to read and that's exactly what I plan for this long weekend

right now I'm reading

King of Thorns  an August release by a new and brilliant voice in the fantasy arena, a research scientist by trade who cares for a severly disabled daughter and gives mucho denaro to those who make her life easier.

 

next is

Big Sky Country  a debut novel in a brand new series by her, stay tuned for my Q&A with her on Tuesday and she's the Barnes & Noble featured romance author for May, so we'll close out her month with a bang

 

then

Skeleton Women  this comes out on June 1st and I have a Q&A planned for her as well

 

then

Sea Change   by a favorite author who will be featured in a Q&A on June 4th

 

Then if i have time I'll read

Immortally Yours  Angie is a local author who's made it pretty big in the paranormal genre with her demon slayer novels, this is a new series debut.

 

well that's enough for me, what's on your plate

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Ryan_G wrote:

I read Alas, Babylon in high school and really enjoyed it.  I will have to check this one out as well.  If you like a lot of fantasy thrown into the mix, The Emberverse series by S.M. Stirling take the same idea, an EMP type of event that knocks out anything mechanical or electrical.  It's a great series.


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One Second After 

 

I may have mentioned here on the boards before that Alas Babylon by Pat Frank was one of my favorite books. This book was recommended by one of my customers. It is a more modern take on what could happen if America was attacked by using an EMP bomb. So far I am enjoying it, even though it is a little scary!


 Thanks Ryan_G I'll have to check those books out.!


 

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I just started Karen White's upcoming novel coming out on Tuesday

Sea Change  

 

And I just finished Deborah Cooke's upcoming novel that also comes out on Tuesday

Blazing the Trail (Dragon Diaries Series #3)  

 

look for my review coming to a blog near to you soon

 

next will be 

Daughters for a Time  

 

and then I'll start to re-read for the June feature

A Deeper Darkness  

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Equal of the Sun  

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I finished 

Sea Change  I'll have an author Q&A along w/ my review tomorrow

 

I'm re-reading for our monthly feature

A Deeper Darkness  gosh I forgot how good this is

 

next I'll start

Daughters for a Time    I've heard good things about it.

 

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"I am half sick of shadows" The Lady of Shalott

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Dark Moon Crossing (Kendall O'Dell Series #3)  started this one this week, but I'm having trouble getting into it compared to her first 2 Kendall O'Dell books.

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Thanks Ryan and Barry for sharing your reads.

 

Barry the cover looks really good, I'm interested if it got better.

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I'm getting ready, like in 5 minutes, to start a non ficiton book that I'm really interested in reading.

 

The American Bible  

 

 

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Ryan_G wrote:

I'm getting ready, like in 5 minutes, to start a non ficiton book that I'm really interested in reading.

 

The American Bible  

 

 


Can't wait for your take Ryan, by the way loved your armchair BEA post, here's a link for those of you who would like to see it.

 

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-introductions.html

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Deb, Thank you for posting that :-)


dhaupt wrote:

Ryan_G wrote:

I'm getting ready, like in 5 minutes, to start a non ficiton book that I'm really interested in reading.

 

The American Bible  

 

 


Can't wait for your take Ryan, by the way loved your armchair BEA post, here's a link for those of you who would like to see it.

 

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-introductions.html


 

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KathyS wrote:

Fozzie wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

Fozzie wrote:

Still reading Gone With the Wind!

Gone with the Wind  

 


Hi Laura, wow it's been ages since I read GWTW, are you enjoying it.



Yes!  It is long, but there are lots of twist and turns.  The writing is very detailed and the reader gets to know Scarlett intimately.  Still 300 more pages to go out of 900, but at this point, I would whole heartedly recommend it.  



Gads, it's been over 40 years ago that I read this book, and I'll never forget where I was at this time.  I hadn't been married but a few years, and my husband worked for Long Beach PD, here in Calif.  I was alone in the evenings, so I read a lot.  I was thoroughly enjoying this book, but when I got to the end, I was so darn mad at how this author ended it, I took it and threw it as hard as I could across the room into a wall!  I was furious!  At the time, I didn't know there was a name for the type of reader I am.

 

Anyway, years later, that didn't stop me from wanting to go see the movie when it was re-released in Los Angeles.  I had never seen it before this time. The movie was almost word for word, as was written in the book.  Of course I enjoyed seeing what my imagination had in mind for these scenes.  I did enjoy the movie, and thankfully I didn't feel like punching a hole in the movie screen!  Ha!  By that time, I had had a few years of psychology under my belt, and understood why it had to end the way it did, but wished that both Rhett and Scarlett could have had family counseling, for their sake! :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

There are some differences, but the plot is the same.  In the book, Ashley has two sisters instead of just one.  Dilcey (wife of Pork and mother of Prissy) is not in the movie and neither is Will Benteen.  These are two great characters, but the movie would be too long if it followed the book exactly!

 

I read GWTW at least once every two years or so.

 


 

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Dead Reckoning  
dhaupt wrote:

Thanks Ryan and Barry for sharing your reads.

 

Barry the cover looks really good, I'm interested if it got better.


Debbie,

 

About halfway through it got much better and I read it almost straight to the end at that point. I'm glad I stuck it out though! Now I'm reading:

 


 

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I'm glad you stuck it out too Barry.

 

here's what I'm reading now 

In a Fix  it's a debut, a new twist on fantasy and it comes out in Sept. 

 

next will be

Afraid to Die  it's the 4th in Lisa's  Alvarez & Pescoli series and I will be featuring this on Tuesday when it comes out along with a Q&A that you won't want to miss because Lisa has a Hardback coming out in August that she's having a contest about  so be sure and check it out.

 

next will be The Demoness of Waking Dreams  another September release

 

and of course I'll be re-reading for week two of - 

A Deeper Darkness  for our June featured read.

 

And stay tuned because at the end of next week I'll be putting the ad up in the Announcements board for our July read

The Pub Across the Pond   and that will be followed by the reading schedule etc...

 

busy weekend

 

what's everyone else reading?

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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited  Gotta finish this one up for book club tomorrow and I'm only on page 73! Yikes!

Afterwards, hope to finish the other two I've started (I never multi-read): The Hungry Tide and Fieldwork .

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Currently reading two book club ( B&N Fict. Gen. and local) selections 

 

 

A Deeper Darkness   This is soo good and I've enjoyed Ms. Ellison's writing so much that I've already bought the first book of her preceding series and am looking forword to the next book in this series.  (Deb, thank you so much for introducing me to so many wonderful authors and their works and for guiding our great discussions on the board here.)

 

The Marriage Plot  Having been a Senior English Literature teacher, the first third of the book--about an English major at Brown University--had me rolling in the floor.  Very satirical look at romantic archetypal characters and formal literary analysis techniques!

 

Next up for me are the July book club selections:

The Pub Across the Pond  for B&N Fict. Gen.

 

and a non-fiction for my local club 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  

 

and a pre-read 

The Sheltering Sky  for a trip to Morocco in a few months 

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  

 

I have been wanting to read this, if I could just find more time in a day :smileyhappy:

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Dead Reckoning  Finished "Dead Reckoning"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barry, are you a fan of Connelly.

I absolutely love his novels, both his series Lincoln Lawyer and his Harry Bosch and his stand alones as well.