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What Are You Reading? Part 15 [September]

Started the month off finishing Stephen King's second book in The Dark Tower series, The Drawing of the Three.

Next up, the third installment, The Waste Lands.

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That's some great reading. I'm going to start on them again soon so I'm refreshed for Wolves of The Calla.

Right now I'm still reading through Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. I'm halfway through The Body Thief.

Memnoch The Devil is next
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Vanishing Act - Thomas Perry
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I enjoyed this Jane Whitefield series very much. Be sure to read all 5 (Perry is currently working on a 6th).
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Right now:
Sphere---Michael Crichton
Mystic River---Dennis Lehane

Next:
Angels & Demons---Dan Brown
L.A. Confidential---James Ellroy(I just love a good crime thriller)
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Just finished Derailed by Barry Siegel. Good, fast read -- one of those "one wrong decision makes common man's life spin out of control" stories.
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Now that I am out of college, I finally have time to read for myself, instead of assigned books for a class.

So far I've started out with Ken Macleod's The Star Fraction. From there, I think I will read either Sumathi Ramaswamy's Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970, or Stephen H. Watson Tradition(s): Refiguring Community in Virtue in Classical German Thought.

I might intersperse those with a little lighter reading, such as Joe Haldeman's The Coming or Douglas Niles Circle at the Center

It has been at least a year and a half since I have read something purely for pleasure. I literally have over 400 books in my library that I have not read that I have been picking up over the past year or so. I better get to crackin'.
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Reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. And not because Oprah said I should. It's just coincidence that this book is currently "hot".
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We had to read East of Eden in high school. What an excellent novel!
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Originally posted by rkndkn
We had to read East of Eden in high school. What an excellent novel!
I remember reading The Pearl, Of Mice And Men and The Grapes of Wrath in high school. Surprisingly no other Steinbeck was part of the required reading, considering I went to school in the Salinas Valley.

Of course, on my own, I've gone through most of his works over the years, my favorites being Cannery Row and In Dubious Battle.

East of Eden is quickly becoming one of those books I just can't put down.
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Re: What Are You Reading? Part 15 [September]

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Started the month off finishing Stephen King's second book in The Dark Tower series, The Drawing of the Three.

Next up, the third installment, The Waste Lands.
Me too!

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And now on to Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor.
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I just finished reading The Dark Half by Stephen King and right now I'm reading Four Past Midnight by Stephen King.
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Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler

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Just started reading Animosity by David Lindsey. Haven't read him in a while. The story is a bit peculiar, but I'm curious to see where it's going.
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Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken. A bit more serious than I expected, but still a good read.
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Just finished Book III of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, The Waste Lands.

This is my first time reading this series and it just keeps getting better and better with each successive installment I read!

Next up, I have to take a break from Book IV of the series to get Dennis Lehane's Mystic River out of the way before the movie comes out.
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Just finished: Order of the Phoenix (hey, I'm slow!)

Next up: The Deed by Keith Blanchard

On Deck: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
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Well, I deviated from my intended plan a little. On Friday I decided to read Margot Wadley's The Gripping Beast.

The inside cover starts off with: "On the windswept Orkney Islands, off the northern coast of Scotland, the mysterious rings, standing stones, and elaborate tombs of ancient peoples still survive, as do the ruins of the Picts who followed them, and the monuments and graves of the Vikings, who ruled the islands for hundreds of years. Today's inhabitants, though gentle, modern Scots, try to keep alive their everpresent, turbulent history and the rich folklore of their ancestors...etc"

I was honestly a little disappointed with the book. I had hoped for more Norse/Scottish mythological background, but instead it just turned out to be a fairly normal murder mystery.

The plot was really unoriginal, in my opinion. Foreigner shows up, weird things begin happing to foreigner, several locals are against foreigner, try to kill foreigner, etc.

And throughout the book, the author kept throwing in little tidbits that are supposed to make it more emotional...instead it ended up reading a bit like a mid-day TV drama.

In the end, there was really nothing out of the ordinary.
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Just finishing up Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles by David Darlington

Next on the agenda is If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell

After that it's Stephen King's Rose Red
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