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Reading Plain Murder by C.S. Forrester. It's a crime novel written during the Depression. A white collar worker commits murder to keep his job, and then decides that murder is a good tactic. It was too grim to be popular in the era of hero detectives like Hercule Poirot and Father Brown, but it reads very well today.

I read Payment Deferred, another murder novel by Forrester, a month ago, and liked that one too.
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Im currently reading Dean Koontz's Frankenstein book 2 City of Night.

also I went to the Barnes and Noble store when I was out of town yesterday and bought these books

Book 14 of Wheel of Time. the paperback that I bought from Barnes and Noble, holy cow the book is huge
Mistborn book 3
the still new 2018 trade paperback of Swamp Thing
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Finished the Dunk and Egg GRRM book. I want more of their stories! But, I'd rather have him finished Song of Ice and Fire first.

Started Dune (1st time!)
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Started Dune (1st time!)
I'm currently looking for a hardcover copy of that!

Finished The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. I read it decades ago (late '70s-early '80s) and really enjoyed it this time around! It was a nice diversion from the dryness of Foundation.

Not sure what's next. Might read some comic strip books for a few days.
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I'm currently looking for a hardcover copy of that!
Assuming that you do not mean to pick up a vintage edition, B&N has a nice looking edition that I've seen in their stores.
Price says $25, but you could obviously get it cheaper.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dun...780425266540#/


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Assuming that you do not mean to pick up a vintage edition, B&N has a nice looking edition that I've seen in their stores.
Price says $25, but you could obviously get it cheaper.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dun...780425266540#/

Thank you for that! I saw this on Ebay for $40 and passed. Bidding on another right now, but if it falls through I may grab this one!
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Finished:



While there's still clearly a lot of story remaining in the series (1 more 1000+ page monster already written and 7 more books planned ), this ended in a more satisfying way than the last book ... bringing together all of the major characters and wrapping up several main story arcs.
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Thank you for that! I saw this on Ebay for $40 and passed. Bidding on another right now, but if it falls through I may grab this one!
You're very welcome!
Note that the B&N Collectible Editions are currently B1G1 50% Off, in case there's another title that you're interested in.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/col...Sale_Price%7C1
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I finished the rest of Star Wars Thrawn Alliances earlier today.

Now I just started reading Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Rising.
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You're very welcome!
Note that the B&N Collectible Editions are currently B1G1 50% Off, in case there's another title that you're interested in.
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/col...Sale_Price%7C1
I'm checking those out - some interesting stuff there!

I won the Dune book on Ebay and received it today. Not as fancy as the B&N version, but still nice (with dustcover!).

Currently into Second Foundation; wanting to finish up this trilogy. So far it's a bit more engaging than the first two books.
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Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion



This is his first published novel. He has a D&D-like Vampire campaign that was published a few years ago and has been a game designer for 20 years (Wizard 101, Far Cry, Meet the Robinsons, Disney Infinity, Circus Maximus, Legends of Wrestling II, etc.). He and I went to undergrad together and kept in touch. Great guy... and Iím only 30 pages into it, but so far so good.

You should be able to get it anywhere.
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Iím also rereading Timediverís Dawn by L.E.Modesitt Jr.



I read it back in college. After rereading it, Iím going to read Timegods... which takes place before this one.
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I finished Star Wars Rebel Rising earlier today.

Now Im rereading Lords of the Sith
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Finished a couple of books in the last week:



I liked the other novel I read by this author (Red Claw) better. This had some good ideas and a raw visceral style but just didn't stick the landing for me. Also:


Solid collection of novellas that show a bit of range.
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i'm enjoying cormac mccarthy's blood meridian or the evening redness in the west.

brilliant mind but he doesn't use quotation marks or apostrophes or fkn grant interviews lol
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two books im reading for the rest of April

Star Wars Coruscant Nights IV Last Jedi
To Kill a Mockingbird
2010 Uncle John Bathroom Reader
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Finished the Foundation Trilogy and started The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold. I read it back in 1975 and remember it being an intriguing time travel story.
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I’m in a rut where I run across a book that sounds good, I get 25-50% through and lost interest, and ca’t bring myself to finish. I’ve had these ruts off and on for years but alway come out of it after a month or two. This current rut has been the longest I can remember. I think part of it is a combination of all the good tv I’m trying to stay on top off combined with the ADHD I was finally recently diagnosed with.
So I decided that I’d stick with short stories for a little while and see if those easily digestible lengths can get the spark back. I decided to delve into King’s Night Shift since there’s a handful of stories in it that I never got around to reading. I skipped Jerusalem’s Lot for now and started on Graveyard Shift, and about to start Night Surf.
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Keeper of the Keys - Earl Derr Biggers
The Black Camel - Earl Derr Biggers
Dancers in Mourning - Margery Allingham

Started:
Behind that Curtain - Earl Derr Biggers

The Biggers books are Charlie Chan mysteries. They were his attempt to create a Chinese hero at the height of the Yellow Peril moral panic. They are entertaining, kind of pulpy, and characterizations that were progressive in the 1930s are kind of racist today. Oh well, time marches on.

The Allingham book is an Albert Campion mystery. It's much better written than the Charlie Chan books. It's about murder in a theatrical troupe, so the characters are all about personal drama, all the time. I hate people who are into personal drama, so it was hard to get started on a book that was about that kind of people. But I got into it after a few chapters.
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Just started A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Never read any Sherlock Holmes, so this should be fun!
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