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Old 10-01-19, 01:55 PM
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What Are You Reading?? (October 2019)

Let's start one on the first day of the month!

I recently picked up a book of H.G. Wells novels and have started into The Time Machine. It's starting off interestingly enough - and I have no allusions that it's anything like the 1960s movie.
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Last night I read “In the Tall Grass” by Stephen King and Joe Hill, then watched the new Netflix movie.
Frankly the movie is better. A good 3/4 of it is original material to pad the length since the story is only like 40 or 50 pages.
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Since yesterday, for October the whole month im reading these books

Uncle John Bathroom Reader 2017 edition
Wheel of Time Great Hunt
Star Wars Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy
Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy. reading the Aftermath trilogy for the 2nd time. Ill probably breeze through them pretty quick then get into Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy
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Started 'True Indie', Don Coscarelli's biography. Having a difficult time getting traction on Dune Messiah, so that is on the back burner right now.
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Based on an acquaintance's recommendation, I started Red Rising yesterday.
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Finished Doctor Sleep (S King), started Fire and Blood (GRR Martin)
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Im about finished reading through the Uncle John Bathroom Reader 2017 edition. after that ill keep on reading Wheel of Time Great Hunt for the rest of this month of October. That and these books which ill breeze right through

Star Wars X Wing book 1 and 2
Star Wars Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy
Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy

Mistborn. dunno if ill ever get to it. I might have to wait until November and December to read the first Mistborn Trilogy
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Finally finished reading the Uncle John 2017 book.

Now for the rest of this month of October im reading

Star Wars X-Wing
Star Wars Bounty Hunter Wars
Wheel of Time Great Hunt
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Working on the Institute now.
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Finished reading Star Wars X Wing earlier today. Now im reading Star Wars X-Wing: Wedge's Gambit
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Iím back at it with Dune Messiah. About 1/3rd through, and basically all thatís happened are a couple of diplomatic meetings, and yet, itís good!
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I spent a lot of time in airports this month.

Vile Bodies - Evelyn Waugh
Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption - Stephen King
50 Candles - Earl Derr Biggers
The Dark Street - Peter Cheyney
Galactic Pot Healer - Philip K. Dick
Dancers in Mourning - Margery Allingham (read again)

Started:
East of the Sun, West of the Moon - John Ringo

The surprise of the bunch was The Dark Street (also called The Dark Street Murders). Written in 1946, it's a hardcore spy story, available free on Project Gutenberg Canada / Projet Gutenberg Canada. Two British agents are captured and killed by the Nazi SS. In retaliation, the head of the British secret service has killed an important British citizen who's leaking to Germany. There is fallout, and a cleanup man is brought in. Six years older than the first James Bond novel, it's more modern than James Bond.
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I have been slacking on reading the past couple years. I started back up last week.

Just Started: The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen by Joseph Delaney



I like to read these around Halloween. It's a Young Adult series about medieval ghostbusters. I wish they would adapt the books into a TV series. They tried to make a movie out of the first book and it was awful. If you're looking for something new, check this series out.
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Just ordered a new book by Liz Ruckdeschel several days ago even though I haven't even finished the ones I have at home. Now waiting for it to arrive.
I've actually read it before about ten years ago or so but my copy went missing after I loaned it to an acquaintance.
Been searching for it ever since. Thank god there are still some copies out there.
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Robin Hobb - Assassin's Apprentice

In a faraway land where members of the royal family are named for the virtues they embody, one young boy will become a walking enigma.

Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Fitz, son of Chivalry Farseer, is a royal bastard, cast out into the world, friendless and lonely. Only his magical link with animals - the old art known as the Wit - gives him solace and companionship. But the Wit, if used too often, is a perilous magic, and one abhorred by the nobility.

So when Fitz is finally adopted into the royal household, he must give up his old ways and embrace a new life of weaponry, scribing, courtly manners; and how to kill a man secretly, as he trains to become a royal assassin.
It's the first in a quadrilogy of trilogies. I had read one of the other trilogies, not knowing it was a part of a larger group. Figured I'd start at the beginning.
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^ thatís some good stuff. Iíve got the live-ship trilogy cued up for November.
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Yeah. I went through the Tawney Man Trilogy (Fool's Errand, Golden Fool, Fool's Fate), and enjoyed them quite a bit. There were enough references to things that happened in the character's pasts that I felt I had to have missed a book or two. Finding out I missed at least six was both frustrating and exciting.
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They say that reading in any order is acceptable, but of course starting with the assassin trilogy lends a different perspective to the other trilogies. (Although I think one of the trilogies is actually a quadrilogy. That's a lotta books!

Currently reading Shedding Our Stars about surviving the Holocaust in the Netherlands, written by a friend of Anne Frank's that winds the author's story with a bureaucrat named Calmeyer who saved almost 4000 Jewish people.
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Finished Red Rising today. Will not be bothering with the sequels.

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I'm almost finished with The Last Apprentice, but I heard an interview with the author of my next book and I had to get it and start it.

Just Started: Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen by Brian Raftery

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