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Pride and Prejudice
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50 shadows of grey is good as well
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Finished:

Reading:
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Despite no doubt being extremely emotionally manipulative and YA based, I started reading this because I realized that it was the guy that did the videos for Mental Floss, which I love:

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Finished:
How was this? This is next on my stack. Read her first one before my current read and though it was just ok but I was really intrigued by the premise of this one.

Currently reading:
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Finally finished The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (Left Behind #7), started The Mark: The Beast Rules the World (Left Behind #8):


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Originally published in 1962 as The Long Saturday Night, Charles Williams’ noir about an Alabama businessman framed for the murder of his wife’s lover was apparently made into a French farce in the early 80s.
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Re: What are you reading? (October 2013)

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How was this? This is next on my stack. Read her first one before my current read and though it was just ok but I was really intrigued by the premise of this one. [/IMG]
I liked it quite a bit. Some minor nitpicks but absolutely worth reading. It's a 600-pager but it goes by very quickly.
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Originally Posted by Greg MacGuffin
I liked it quite a bit. Some minor nitpicks but absolutely worth reading. It's a 600-pager but it goes by very quickly.
Great to hear, thanks!
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DOC SAVAGE: The Miracle Menace by Will Murray.
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Almost done with "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. I like the characters, dialog and plot but I thought that the author is completely wrong about America in many ways. According to the book, the entirety of the country is strip malls, dingy motels, used car lots and cheesy tourist traps. This is the "real America", it seems to be saying, and it's a soulless, depressing place. Sure, all of those are crucial aspects of the American landscape, but there's also a lot more to the country. This is a tourist's view of the country and seems to know very little about actually living here. Gaiman had in fact lived here for years so I'm not sure what accounts for the disconnect. Also the central premise, that America isn't a good place for gods, is clearly false. I wonder if Gaiman's perspective has changed over the past decade or so. Still, it's definitely worth reading.
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Re: What are you reading? (October 2013)

Now reading:



It's well written and holding my interest, but not very scary so far. Granted, I'm only 1/3 of the way through (and it's a long novel), so maybe he's still setting things up where I am in the story.

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How is it? Been on my to read pile for a while.
I really liked it. It's hard for me to rank the Hill books that I've read since they're each different beasts. (Heart Shaped Box is scary. Horns is sort of a drama, mystery, and revenge tale mix. Twenty-First Century Ghosts' short stories have a little bit of everything.) It's well worth a read, though.

BTW I enjoyed Dad Is Fat. I probably would've found it even funnier if I had kids.
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Re: What are you reading? (October 2013)

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Pride and Prejudice
What did you think? I read it last month and thought it was great.

Just finished:
The Man Who Knew Too Much by GK Chesterton.

Murder mysteries that are as cynical as anything I've ever seen. Good reading, provided you don't think it's a requirement that the murderer always gets arrested at the end.
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Finished:




Reading:

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For the harmony of sequential Eggers:

Finished


Started:
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I really liked it. It's hard for me to rank the Hill books that I've read since they're each different beasts. (Heart Shaped Box is scary. Horns is sort of a drama, mystery, and revenge tale mix. Twenty-First Century Ghosts' short stories have a little bit of everything.) It's well worth a read, though.
Thanks for the reviews, I'll get to those books eventually.

I never understand why people don't just put down a line or two about what they thought of the books they have read. I mentioned it a few times in these types of threads a few years ago, hoping it would catch on, but it never did. I know that there were threads rating what you read year to date, but it's not the same as a small review. Following the herd, I haven't done it either but in the future I probably will.

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BTW I enjoyed Dad Is Fat. I probably would've found it even funnier if I had kids.
Yeah, I found it pretty funny, mostly because I have a couple of kids around the same age as some of his 5(!) kids, so I can relate to a lot of the stories.

Next up for me:

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Finished

Can't wait to see how this translates to film.

Starting
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Re: What are you reading? (October 2013)

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I never understand why people don't just put down a line or two about what they thought of the books they have read. I mentioned it a few times in these types of threads a few years ago, hoping it would catch on, but it never did. I know that there were threads rating what you read year to date, but it's not the same as a small review. Following the herd, I haven't done it either but in the future I probably will.
I always mean to get around to this also. (Same with the films and plays that I see). Maybe if I get a smartphone and set up a blog or something so that I can do it when the mood strikes me! That or join goodreads or librarything...
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Re: What are you reading? (October 2013)

Finished:

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling


Started (In honor of Halloween):

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks


I really liked The Cuckoo's Calling. It showed that J.K. Rowling can definitely write other genres well besides children's literature/Harry Potter. I hope they turn it in a movie or tv series.
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Just finished:


I liked it, it started slow, and the end wasn't that great, but the main story in the middle was pretty good.


Now starting:
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Fantastic series. I burned my way through the first two in a few days and have just started the third. I have the 4th on a back burner but am going to get ahold of the 5th (which was just recently released) in anticipation.
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I've just started reading Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen. Only a couple of chapters in but fascinating so far.
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Just started the sequel to Layer Cake:

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