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movieking
04-01-10, 08:37 AM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/43930000/43931302.JPG

lattethunder
04-01-10, 08:58 AM
Finishing:
http://i40.tinypic.com/2ce6z3t.jpg

Starting:
http://i41.tinypic.com/11tbxqf.jpg

And
http://i40.tinypic.com/1z4wfic.jpg

Geofferson
04-01-10, 10:08 AM
In the middle of...
http://www.spitzeragency.com/The-Scarecrow.jpg

Tommy Ceez
04-01-10, 02:01 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41vG3iV4tCL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

rkndkn
04-01-10, 02:13 PM
Just started:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/38060000/38063468.JPG

Lateralus
04-01-10, 08:04 PM
http://covers3.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/1/40/005/420/1400054206.jpg


http://covers3.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/38/552/586/0385525869.jpg


April Fools!

Sean O'Hara
04-01-10, 11:00 PM
Just started this doorstopper:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NQ3n9pYfL.jpg

Going to be reading this when I need a break:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JH7t4bD5L.jpg

PAG
04-02-10, 07:48 AM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/12010000/12018878.jpg

Lateralus
04-02-10, 09:54 AM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/1/59/420/182/159420182X.jpg

scarface983
04-02-10, 10:40 AM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/44/636/085/0446360856.jpg

Drop
04-02-10, 11:33 AM
Re-reading:
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

tofu
04-03-10, 12:02 PM
Just finished http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zRlpt2PGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg
Starting http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516qzgUz0eL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

movieking
04-03-10, 12:14 PM
Very disappointed in Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais. Just started:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/41510000/41516657.JPG

William Fuld
04-04-10, 12:55 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iwGKiyGbL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

DJLinus
04-04-10, 10:07 PM
http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/120/36410120.jpg

Grifter's Game by Lawrence Block

Finished:

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/411/204546411.jpg

Slide by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/402/205102402.jpg

Deadly Beloved by Max Allan Collins

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/879/31309879.jpg

A Touch of Death by Charles Williams

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/large_images/427/202146427.jpg

Bust by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr

iggystar
04-05-10, 08:43 AM
The Hunger Games

movieking
04-05-10, 09:01 AM
Really enjoyed Harlan Coben's Caught.

I'm traveling a bit over the next few weeks, so I'll be reading the following, probably an article at a time when flying:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/44450000/44458621.JPG

nevermind
04-05-10, 09:19 AM
Just finished
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fpSM7oO2L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Started this today
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/59/76/258dc060ada0655639a4f110.L.jpg

scarface983
04-06-10, 05:18 PM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/44/656/423/0446564230_l.gif

rkndkn
04-07-10, 02:27 PM
Next up:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/38060000/38063474.JPG

Really enjoyed Book One.

JOE29
04-08-10, 10:45 AM
Just finished last night- Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead.
I thought it was great.
Which the movie the 13th Warrior is based upon.
It's going to be a hectic next few months for me so I'll
just be reading a few small articles out of my History magazines.
There's a few good ones I want to get into from my Wild West
magazine concerning Custer and Benteen and the Little Big Horn.
So that's what i'll be getting into next.

mlemmond
04-08-10, 03:36 PM
Read


http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1172082458l/136637.jpg

scarface983
04-09-10, 11:24 AM
Finished:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H-GBjDCBL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-19,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

wmermine
04-09-10, 11:50 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Edj6RzCVL._SS500_.jpg

Wish I were reading it on my Kindle, but had to go with the hardcover since I love all of Butcher's novels!

Palpadious
04-09-10, 12:41 PM
#21

http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/5256/empwolf.png

rbrown498
04-09-10, 03:04 PM
I'm finally getting around to reading the English translation of Koji Suzuki's RING. So far, so good. It's different enough from the movies that it's almost like reading a sequel.

mlemmond
04-09-10, 03:06 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Edj6RzCVL._SS500_.jpg

Wish I were reading it on my Kindle, but had to go with the hardcover since I love all of Butcher's novels!

I didn't know this was out, so I just ordered my copy. It should be in by Tuesday, now I have to finish what I'm reading before it arrives.

milo bloom
04-09-10, 03:44 PM
Just did a quick read of Ayn Rand's Anthem. Whoever that is around with that quote in their sig about comparing Lord of the Rings to Rand's works (ie, fantastical setting with trollish characters) was spot on.

Have also been squeezing in short stories from the Nebula Award collections from the late 60's/early 70's here and there.

Cory02
04-09-10, 11:24 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C-rU5-qTL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-17,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

movieking
04-10-10, 03:09 PM
Saw this author on the Craig Ferguson show, and the book sounded interesting so I got it:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/45030000/45035236.JPG

Cory02
04-10-10, 07:13 PM
Now reading:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61mtHZxpR7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,3,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Tommy Ceez
04-10-10, 08:38 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510D194IhjL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Cory02
04-11-10, 01:41 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bovQ0NovL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-20,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Ginwen
04-11-10, 02:57 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dSyzMAGVL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Cory02
04-12-10, 12:54 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IMplc9XcL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-20,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

biglou114
04-12-10, 01:53 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41jBzk70rTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

PAG
04-12-10, 12:29 PM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/8460000/8469936.jpg

Sean O'Hara
04-12-10, 12:53 PM
http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n60/n300468.jpg

sleepyhead55
04-12-10, 03:54 PM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/18020000/18023103.JPG

wmermine
04-13-10, 08:14 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oi-m1U%2BJL._SS500_.jpg

PAG
04-13-10, 11:00 AM
Just finished:

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n16/n80296.jpg

Lateralus
04-13-10, 07:33 PM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/80/909/512/0809095122.jpg

mlemmond
04-14-10, 11:18 AM
Read


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/Thetippingpoint.jpg

rkndkn
04-14-10, 03:03 PM
Continuing on with the next one:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DyzhVBvzL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Only about 40 pages in, but the writing doesn't feel like Koontz -- or at least has a distinctly different feeling from the previous 2 somehow.

Ginwen
04-15-10, 03:36 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ps0o4fTeL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-17,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

movieking
04-15-10, 09:38 AM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/19900000/19902905.jpg

sauce07
04-15-10, 05:42 PM
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2374/manhunt.jpg

Lateralus
04-15-10, 09:00 PM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/31/604/440/0316044407.jpg

movieking
04-16-10, 07:29 AM
http://covers1.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/31/604/440/0316044407.jpg

Book club book?

I was amazed at the positive reviews for this book, which I thought was pretty awful.

PAG
04-16-10, 08:03 AM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/7090000/7098202.jpg

al_bundy
04-16-10, 08:46 AM
picked this us after reading about the movie 2081 in the movie forum a few months ago

http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/%7B7FDD2C47-7D50-4FDC-83F8-32E85F22D4C7%7DImg100.jpg

ytrez
04-16-10, 09:10 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MU-lB8a5L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

mlemmond
04-16-10, 03:21 PM
Read

http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1250016196l/6585201.jpg

cornflakeguy
04-16-10, 03:54 PM
Water for Elephants

Cory02
04-17-10, 12:20 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZFdqP4iSL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-17,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

lattethunder
04-17-10, 10:10 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/2zgxo9e.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/zn2yvo.jpg

Lateralus
04-17-10, 02:48 PM
Book club book?

I was amazed at the positive reviews for this book, which I thought was pretty awful.

:lol:

Yeah this is a book club book! I'm about 1/2 way done and I'm shot. I have to put myself in to a fever dream to listen to it on the iPod. I can't wait til this is over!

scarface983
04-17-10, 06:11 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513dhDoqibL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-17,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

movieking
04-18-10, 02:11 PM
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1266887343l/47212.jpg

tofu
04-18-10, 03:33 PM
Just finished http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516qzgUz0eL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/QUOTE]
Starting http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tE59u1K-L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Cory02
04-18-10, 06:25 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UbkQfxfQL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

kakistos
04-18-10, 06:53 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516TPs2f-EL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Cory02
04-19-10, 06:23 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41inToumCfL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Axeramm
04-19-10, 07:12 AM
Finished "Kisser" by Stuart Woods and "Changes" by Jim Butcher. Also finished "Flirt" by Laurell K. Hamilton (felt more like a novella than a novel)

wmermine
04-19-10, 08:13 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MU-lB8a5L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Same here.

Ginwen
04-19-10, 01:58 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51o7Kxh9-TL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-22,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

PAG
04-19-10, 02:26 PM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/10010000/10010535.jpg

Lateralus
04-19-10, 10:47 PM
Finally got done with that awful "The Lovely Bones" now I have to watch the movie *sigh*


Just started:

http://covers3.booksamillion.com/covers/bam/0/06/056/528/0060565284.jpg

movieking
04-20-10, 07:00 AM
Finally got done with that awful "The Lovely Bones" now I have to watch the movie *sigh*

Thoughts on the book (although the *sigh* gives it away)?

Unicorn07
04-20-10, 01:41 PM
Right now I am reading:


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419KhLkIDsL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MU-lB8a5L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Is it good? I've been tempted to get it, but I always end up reading something else.

wmermine
04-20-10, 02:11 PM
Is it good? I've been tempted to get it, but I always end up reading something else.

I'm about 30% done and, yes, so far it is really good. It does start off a bit slow and the writing style is a little odd (in my opinion). But, I would say that, if you're a fan of mystery and crime novels, you would like it -- or, the first 30% at least.

mlemmond
04-20-10, 03:13 PM
Read


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SZb0t9fVL.jpg

Lateralus
04-20-10, 08:21 PM
Thoughts on the book (although the *sigh* gives it away)?

Not very good, to sappy and way to many 13-14 year olds having sex. It got unbearable the chapter Ruth passed out on the dirt road. I loved the grandmother though especially the way she stepped in after the mother left.

movieking
04-21-10, 10:36 AM
Has anyone else read any of Tana French's books? I read the first one (In The Woods) and while I liked it a lot, there were definitely some issues that caused me to give it a lower rating than I would have liked to, based on the book as a whole (trying not to give anything away).

Next up for me is French's second book:


http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/35920000/35921658.JPG

Geofferson
04-21-10, 10:38 AM
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Images/Chicago/9780226771052.jpeg

lysander
04-21-10, 02:31 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/Second_foundation.jpg

whitetigeress
04-21-10, 05:46 PM
http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/mas_assets/full/parent-9781605046808.jpg

Tommy Ceez
04-21-10, 09:15 PM
I'm about 30% done and, yes, so far it is really good. It does start off a bit slow and the writing style is a little odd (in my opinion). But, I would say that, if you're a fan of mystery and crime novels, you would like it -- or, the first 30% at least.

Its translated from Sweedish so thats where the style oddness comes from

And the book is excelent

rkndkn
04-22-10, 02:02 PM
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/33460000/33465241.JPG

Drop
04-22-10, 04:05 PM
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill.

Cory02
04-22-10, 08:58 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dP9M2tp7L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

William Fuld
04-22-10, 09:13 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uDHKX1FmL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

lattethunder
04-24-10, 01:10 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/euebsp.jpg

tofu
04-24-10, 04:13 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517sdMIBxDL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Shannon Nutt
04-24-10, 10:04 PM
Both via Kindle:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bLcSGKxnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SQ4hjAMXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

darkside
04-24-10, 11:13 PM
Just finished:
http://64.225.155.55/mindwise/books/big_Stout-OMBody.jpg http://64.225.155.55/mindwise/books/big_Stout-DFDeath.jpg
Starting:
http://64.225.155.55/mindwise/books/big_Mcdonald-Fletch-drm.jpg

wmermine
04-26-10, 09:39 AM
Its translated from Sweedish so thats where the style oddness comes from

And the book is excelent

You're right, I hadn't thought about the translation issues.

I did finish the book and it is very, very good. In fact, about halfway thru, I began to really like the writing style (once I adjusted to it, perhaps). I highly recommend this book! I'm looking forward to reading the second book, but first I'm taking a detour...

Now reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B4qPUR-WL._SS500_.jpg

Geofferson
04-26-10, 10:30 AM
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Images/Chicago/9780226771069.jpeg

PAG
04-26-10, 12:03 PM
Finished two books this past weekend:

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n0/n1338.jpg

and

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n11/n58142.jpg

Geofferson
04-26-10, 02:07 PM
Finished two books this past weekend:

http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n0/n1338.jpg
How was Flood? I've been meaning to start Vachss' Burke series for a while now.

brainee
04-26-10, 03:54 PM
Finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/15620000/15623744.jpg

and

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/28480000/28484337.jpg

Starting Robin Hobb's Soldier's Son trilogy. I've been putting it off for a while since I've heard from a number of people that it's a let down from her previous works. But I've liked everything she's written and I should judge for myself, right?

Axeramm
04-27-10, 01:34 AM
Finished "Lucid Intervals" by Stuart Woods
Starting "Last Snow" by Eric Van Lustbader

PAG
04-27-10, 12:52 PM
How was Flood? I've been meaning to start Vachss' Burke series for a while now.

I liked it. It is the first Vachss I have read and the first in the Burke series. I will read more Vachss after reading Flood.

rkndkn
04-27-10, 02:03 PM
Finished John Connolly's "Dark Hollow". (It has already been 6 years since I read "Every Dead Thing", the first in the Charlie Parker series!) Even though it started a little slowly, it always kept my interest as I love his writing. Sure kicked into high gear toward the end, though.

Just started:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/33560000/33569082.JPG

Travis McClain
04-27-10, 04:38 PM
http://www.harpercollins.com/harperimages/isbn/large/6/9780061445866.jpg

First we rented Frost/Nixon on Blu-ray from Netflix. Then, I streamed the original Watergate interview episode. It seemed serendipitous when I came across this at Half Price Books for $3.98 on the 17th. The first part is a collection of reminisces and hindsight; the second part are excerpts from the transcripts. I'm already onto the transcripts.

One caution for anyone who might be interested: Frost assumes (and probably rightly so) that if you're interested in his 30 year retrospective on those interviews, that you're already well familiarized with the key players and timeline. I'm sure the lion's share of readers know the ins and outs intimately, but given that this was published to coincide with the film's release, I do fear that the newbie reader who is beginning his or her foray into the world of Richard Nixon with this volume might be a tad intimidated.

Geofferson
04-28-10, 03:23 PM
http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n4/n23840.jpg

wmermine
04-28-10, 03:59 PM
http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n4/n23840.jpg

Man, you are really flying thru those Parker novels!

PAG
04-29-10, 09:24 AM
Just finished:

http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/8780000/8784097.jpg

Geofferson
04-29-10, 10:27 AM
Man, you are really flying thru those Parker novels!
Yeah, I'm definitely in the zone. At ~150 pages per book, they are very quick reads.

Also, how can you not be hooked when the opening sentence reads as follows: "Parker spent two weeks on the white sand beach at Biloxi, and on a white sandy bitch named Belle..." :)

HerdfanWV
04-29-10, 01:31 PM
Also, how can you not be hooked when the opening sentence reads as follows: "Parker spent two weeks on the white sand beach at Biloxi, and on a white sandy bitch named Belle..." :)

That is classic.

Travis McClain
04-30-10, 09:24 AM
Finished Frost/Nixon. Started this to bridge the gap until I settle on what book to read next:

http://www.dccomics.com/media/product/4/7/4713_400x600.jpg

darkside
04-30-10, 03:40 PM
Just Finished and really enjoyed Was Superman a Spy. Nice book of comic history and trivia.
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/was%20superman%20a%20spy_350x527.jpg
Starting Death of a Witch.
http://img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n54/n271910.jpg

Tommy Ceez
04-30-10, 05:09 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WeCaSZXpL._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-16,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Easy
04-30-10, 05:47 PM
Finished: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Started: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson