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Both great reads.



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Also a great read.
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Finished since last posting:

The third Paul Tremblay novel I've read (after Headful of Ghosts and Cabin at the End of the World). This is certainly consistent with those two. Low-key, ambiguous, focused on a general creepy uneasiness than outright scares.



I read the first in the series (Sleeping Giants) about a year ago, and finally decided to wrap up the trilogy. And it did turn out to be a cohesive trilogy (given that the first two books end on cliffhangers, it's probably best to be read together). I liked that each book had a very different story focus (the first with finding, assembling, and testing the giant robot, the second with an alien invasion, and the third with the alien world). I'm not sure the interview style worked consistently (especially with the action scenes), but it did make this an easy read.
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I have been rereading this college history book, which I intend to finish, while I awaited shipment of the following book.

Reading:


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Books Im reading for this year

Mistborn Well of Ascension -currently reading right now anyway
Mistborn Hero of Ages
To Kill a Mockingbird
Stephen King's If It Bleeds
Directive 51 Trilogy
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Can't believe I've never read it before...starting:


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I want to reread a couple King books - The Stand and the Bachman Books.
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Dropped Mr.Mercedes. Couldn't get into it. Didn't even feel like a King novel.
Started instead on:

Liking it a lot more. Can't wait to watch the HBO adaptation.
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About halfway through this:


It's been on my radar for a long time, and so far it is delivering big time...
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Just started Watership Down.
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I started reading the Judge Dee books by Robert van Gulik. The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, the first in the series, is actually a translation of an earlier work. The Chinese were writing detective stories before Poe invented them in the West. Then van Gulik started writing his own novels, getting some ideas from old Chinese stories. First he had them translated into Japanese and Chinese, where they sold well. Only then did he publish them in English.

I read The Chinese Bell Murders, and The Chinese Gold Murders.








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Just started this short story collection by Steve Rasnic Tem
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Finished The Shining. Could've been edited down, but hey, it's a Stephen King book . Been years since I've seen the film, but the book seemed more coherent and it seems like the movie left out a lot of Jack and Wendy's past. Enjoyed it overall. Thought I'd take a break with a light mystery.

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^ I read that back in the early '80s. Somehow lost my copy and just got another from Ebay last week. It's on my list! <-- turn that sideways.
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It's a nice change of pace that there aren't doorstop-sized monsters like other Brandon Sanderson books. And each tells a self-contained story (outside of an epilogue that points where the next book is going), although you want to read them in order for character development. Though I thought it was just a trilogy but the ending of the last is clearly pointing to another book. And even though Sanderson is usually very good about not making his readers wait long, it seems like he's gotten distracted by other projects and pushing the ending to the "Wax and Wayne" series back years.
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Currently plowing through a book I purchased in London a while back.




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