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What Are You Reading? Part 16 [October]

Old 10-01-03, 11:42 AM
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What Are You Reading? Part 16 [October]

Past What Are You Reading Threads
September [pt 15]
August [pt 14]
July [pt 13]
June [pt 12]
May [pt 11]
April [pt 10]
March [pt 9]
February [pt 8]
January [pt7]
December 02 [p6]
November 02 [pt5]
Aug - Oct 02 [pt4]
Jul - Aug 02 [pt3]
April 02 [pt2]
Whatcha' Reading Part 1
Originally posted by Deckard-10
Just Finished:
Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov.

Next Up:
Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov.
Having missed posting a few recent reads, I can now disclose that I have (finally!) started Gene Wolfe's "On Blue's Waters".
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I like to read mostly horror in October. On that note, on my commute home tonight I'll be finishing up:

Dan Simmons - A Winter Haunting

Up next:

Bentley Little - The Policy
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Just finished Matchstickmen, liked it so much I am starting Anonymous Rex a Dinosaur detective novel which is by the same author
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Warlock, my fifth Wilbur Smith novel.

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I finished The FBI: Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Enforcement Agency by Ronald Kessler. Very good book, especially for those who want to learn more about the FBI and for potential FBI candidates.

I also finished The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. It was a pretty good read. I have a feeling I'll be re-reading it every once in awhile; I think it'll get better with re-reads.

I have to finish up Cold Zero: Inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team by Special Agent Christopher Whitcomb by tomorrow.

After that, I won't be reading any leisure material for awhile because I have a lot of study material to read.

I have The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI by Ronald Kessler, but I haven't gotten around to reading it and have to return it to the library tomorrow.

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I finished The Dark Tower book one last month and enjoyed it. I'll have to start book two sometime this month.

I went to a Candace Bushnell book reading/signing on Monday without ever having read any of her books. She was quite an entertaining speaker. I bought two of her books (Sex and the City, and Trading Up) and got them signed. I started Sex and the City and I'm about halfway through already. It's a quick read and fairly amusing. I guess I'll start Trading Up soon, unless I get sidetracked by something else (like Dark Tower book two).
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Just started South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
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I also read The Gunslinger this month, it was pretty good, reminded me of Moorcock's stuff. Gonna read the rest in the next couple of weeks since there isn't a whole lot else right now.

Before that it was The Dark Lord by Thomas Harlan, enjoyable fantasy/quasi-historical novel.
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I'm currently working on Ender's Shadow.
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I'm about to begin re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring. Hopefully, I can finish the trilogy before RotK comes out in December.
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I'm reading October Dreams, a short story collection of Halloween fiction and remembrances from today's best horror writers. It is very good, so far.

After, I will start Jack Ketchum's Peaceable Kingdom, also a short story collection.

Then, a Richard Laymon, 'natch.

Happy Halloween!!!
Old 10-06-03, 11:09 AM
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Recently finished Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch and the new Al Franken book, Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them.

Now I'm on The Age of Spiritual Machines by futurist author Ray Kurzweil. Bit of a difficult read, but very interesting.
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The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War by Martin Gilbert is the current car book.

Different Seasons by Stephen King (reread) is the current bathroom book.
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Finished rereading my Cthulhu collection last month. Started rereading the cyberpunk novels of William Gibson this month. Will also coread Hackworth's About Face this month.
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Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Learning to Breathe Underwater: Stories by Julie Orringer
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Just finished:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay--Michael Chabon

Just started:
Live From New York--Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller
Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them--Al Franken
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I just started Star Wars NJO: The Final Prophesy.
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at work: Clear and Present Danger, by Tom Clancy
at home: Cobb, by Al Stump

both have dragged(drug?) me in.
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Old 10-11-03, 11:32 AM
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Re-reading Seven Up by Janet Evanovich and looking forward to Night Watch next by the inimitable Terry Pratchett.
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Just finished Blood Money by Thomas Perry, the last of the Jane Whitefield series. I really enjoyed all the books in that group. If I ever have to go on the lam, these books will make good reference material.

Next up a stand alone by Perry called Death Benefits, and after that Hit List by Lawrence Block.
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I finished Job by Heinlein. I liked it...kind of similar thematically to Stranger in a Strange Land.

I also read Boy's LIfe by Robert McCammon. Awesome book!

I'm starting How to be Good by Nick Hornby.
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Originally posted by Cedar
Just finished Blood Money by Thomas Perry, the last of the Jane Whitefield series. I really enjoyed all the books in that group. If I ever have to go on the lam, these books will make good reference material.

Next up a stand alone by Perry called Death Benefits, and after that Hit List by Lawrence Block.
Weird - you seem to be reading all the books that I read this time last year.
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Originally posted by Geofferson
Weird - you seem to be reading all the books that I read this time last year.
Well you only have yourself to blame! Thanks to the What have you been reading threads I have picked up several new authors, and I'm sure you were one of the ones touting Perry. I was reviewing the past threads recently and saw where you were going through the Whitefield books fast and furious. I even agree that Shadow Woman was probably the best of the bunch, though I thought Blood Money was excellant also. This forum has been great for discovering new authors.

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