What book(s) are you currently reading?

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15 Dec 2017, 8:40 pm

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Sharon Gosling: Fir
my second Red Eye book after Frozen Charlotte. So far, so good
It was awesome! Not just my fave Red Eye book this far, but a very good eerie book.


The last book I finished was "The breakdown" by B A Paris.
I liked it.


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15 Dec 2017, 9:24 pm

Being an old poot(ess), I have a lifetime's accumulation of books :-) and I've been re-reading my way through two fiction series, both fantasy, in the order in which they were published: Discworld (Terry Pratchett) and Faerie (Seanan McGuire).

Both authors are incredible world-builders (and their worlds include cats, McGuire's quite centrally :-) ). Currently starting Soul Music for the third time, and just finished Rosemary and Rue for the third time.


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16 Dec 2017, 4:56 pm

Prelude to Foundation by Issac Asimov.


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16 Dec 2017, 7:38 pm

This Christmas by Nora Roberts

I am getting so far with it and seems to be ok.



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17 Dec 2017, 3:09 am

I just finished "Off the leash: A dog's best friend". It was funny and cute and reminded me of just how much I love dogs :heart:


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23 Dec 2017, 4:38 pm

Foundation by Isaac Asimov.


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23 Dec 2017, 4:47 pm

Weaveworld by Clive Barker
Survivors: The Empty City by Erin Hunter
The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett
Black Creek Crossing by John Saul
And I'm slowly but surely working my way through a complete collection of stories by H.P. Lovecraft.

I really need to pick just one book to focus on and finish, or I won't finish any of them. That would hardly be the first time that's happened.


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23 Dec 2017, 7:06 pm

Street Lawyer by John Grisham
Step on a Crack by James Patterson


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24 Dec 2017, 12:31 am

“bansenshukai” by fujibayashi yasutake, translated by antony cummins, yoshie minami

interesting, so far.



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24 Dec 2017, 1:11 am

The Kingdom of Infinite Space, A Fantastical Journey Around Your Head - Raymond Tallis



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24 Dec 2017, 4:47 am

I've developed a liking for having several books on the go at once. I'm a returned writer who was starting out when I stopped writing many years ago, I've regained my footing and have in turn found more books related to this interest. I'm reading a magazine by Writer's Digest titled Writer's Workbook; Telling True Stories: Navigating the challenges of writing narrative non-fiction, by Matthew Ricketson; Reading Like a Writer: A guide for people who love books and for those who want to write them, by Francine Prose; The Qu'ran by (I forget who and don't have access to the book right now), but the author translator came recommended by Dr. Bill Warner who is an expert on Political Islam. I was heavily adverse to Islam at my earliest understanding of it, as I succumbed to all the wrong information that was out there. I'm not very good at researching, it seems; not a happy moment for me to admit because I'd like to consider myself someone who arrives at an accurate understanding of things which matter to him.

I'm about half way through Telling True Stories, and have to admit the author has intrigued me on the narrative non-fiction avenues available in a writer's occupation. I've barely touched Reading Like a Writer but I'll give some insights of my liking for them, once I've read them (in random discussions); The Writer's Workbook has provided some nice suggestions for writing and provided a worksheet which I've yet to complete. I'm hoping this is some basis for a bigger project - maybe revealed later on throughout the short two, and three page articles. It's a smorgasbord of information, and actually the second edition of this magazine I've purchased. There's another out already and I haven't finished reading this one yet (mainly taking it to the toilet to read, or only reading one article per day), and not that it isn't interesting. The only downside to this particular magazine is that it's published in the US and so many of the events being marketed are directed at that audience.


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24 Dec 2017, 1:03 pm

dragonsanddemons wrote:
Survivors: The Empty City by Erin Hunter

How are you liking it? I've been wanting to read this series myself.

dragonsanddemons wrote:
Black Creek Crossing by John Saul
I like John Saul's books too. :)


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28 Jan 2018, 9:43 pm

Blood Memory by Greg Iles. Stunning crime mystery, intricate plotting, believable characters, and compassionate accounting of the dynamics of the sexual exploitation of children. Southern Gothic at its very best.

Usually with crime mysteries I figure out the how and who in the first 3 chapters. Not this one, the mystery is brilliantly woven to the last page.

It's a big book, which added to the enjoyment, as it lasted me a while. I like to read for a few hours before I go to sleep at night.



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29 Jan 2018, 11:13 am

"Strangers on a Train" by Patricia Highsmith

It is referenced so often as a plot idea in tv shows that I decided to watch the movie.
Then I found out how much of the book they changed to make it more "audience friendly" so I decided to read the book myself.
So far so good.


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29 Jan 2018, 6:26 pm

Midnight at the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates.


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