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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:30 am

Anyone know when the Nick Menza book "MegaLife" will be released?
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:20 pm

Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:25 pm

Jonathan Kellerman- The Murderer's Daughter
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Tue May 08, 2018 11:43 am

I'd love to add more posts here, as I am a hardcore reader. In 2007 I wrote on a calendar how many pages I read that day; at exactly one year, I averaged 80 pages/day. Sadly, I am slowed, massively. My ability to focus went awol. And my hands shake. Grrrrr. I've been on disability for 10 years. All my life, I put music on and read books. I didn't and still don't watch TV, except NFL and NHL. I'd be happy if I could read normally and listen to music all day; and fill this topic.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Tue May 08, 2018 1:54 pm

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Wed May 09, 2018 2:20 am

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I'd love to add more posts here, as I am a hardcore reader. In 2007 I wrote on a calendar how many pages I read that day; at exactly one year, I averaged 80 pages/day.  Sadly, I am slowed, massively. My ability to focus went awol. And my hands shake. Grrrrr. I've been on disability for 10 years. All my life, I put music on and read books. I didn't and still don't watch TV, except NFL and NHL. I'd be happy if I could read normally and listen to music all day; and fill this topic.
That's about what I used to average myself. There was a time I could read two hundred pages a day thanks to a job I used to have with lots of down time. Not sure why I don't still do that, but somewhere down the line I just never get a chance to sit down and read anymore. Even if I go to bed early I end up reading ten pages and falling asleep. Really is annoying because there are a ton of books I wanna read and re-read.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Wed May 09, 2018 11:14 am

That's about what I used to average myself. There was a time I could read two hundred pages a day thanks to a job I used to have with lots of down time. Not sure why I don't still do that, but somewhere down the line I just never get a chance to sit down and read anymore. Even if I go to bed early I end up reading  ten pages and falling asleep. Really is annoying because there are a ton of books I wanna read and re-read. [/quote]

Do you have fave writers or genres?
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Wed May 09, 2018 1:00 pm

moonspell67 wrote:
That's about what I used to average myself. There was a time I could read two hundred pages a day thanks to a job I used to have with lots of down time. Not sure why I don't still do that, but somewhere down the line I just never get a chance to sit down and read anymore. Even if I go to bed early I end up reading  ten pages and falling asleep. Really is annoying because there are a ton of books I wanna read and re-read.

Do you have fave writers or genres?[/quote]
My favorite genre would be fantasy or sci-fi, with horror right up there with them. My all time favorite author is JRR Tolkien. Clive Barker would be another, though except for his Abbarat books, he hasn't done much lately that I've cared for. Dan Simmons is another great author, that I really like. Steven Brust is always a fun read. You should check out his stuff if you haven't already and you're a fan of fantasy books. His Vlad Taltos series is really good. Lots of books in there though, but they are all around the 220 page Mark.

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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Wed May 09, 2018 1:56 pm

Do you have fave writers or genres?[/quote]
My favorite genre would be fantasy or sci-fi, with horror right up there with them. My all time favorite author is JRR Tolkien. Clive Barker would be another, though except for his Abbarat books, he hasn't done much lately that I've cared for. Dan Simmons is another great author, that I really like. Steven Brust is always a fun read. You should check out his stuff if you haven't already and you're a fan of fantasy books. His Vlad Taltos series is really good. Lots of books in there though, but they are all around the 220 page Mark.

Dan Simmons is wonderful - I like the Terror. Clive Barker is also extraordinary - my faves are Weaveworld and Imajica. I became a literary snob awhile ago, so my fave writers: Hemingway, Steinbeck, Updike, Bukowski.... a very long list. But the only genres I don't care to read: romance, chick lit, young adult, classics (Homer, not Pearl Buck), westerns, and most Philip K. Dick.
 In grade 7, I had an English teacher from Scotland. Her accent was just lovely. She picked a book for the class to read: out loud in class, as homework, and she always read to our class. The book was The Hobbit; and if I wasn't already a book worm, I certainly became one. Awesome, life-changing event for a young boy!
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Wed May 09, 2018 11:34 pm

Don Quixote Vol. 1 by Migel de Cervantes
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Thu May 10, 2018 2:33 am

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Do you have fave writers or genres?
My favorite genre would be fantasy or sci-fi, with horror right up there with them. My all time favorite author is JRR Tolkien. Clive Barker would be another, though except for his Abbarat books, he hasn't done much lately that I've cared for. Dan Simmons is another great author, that I really like. Steven Brust is always a fun read. You should check out his stuff if you haven't already and you're a fan of fantasy books. His Vlad Taltos series is really good. Lots of books in there though, but they are all around the 220 page Mark.

Dan Simmons is wonderful - I like the Terror. Clive Barker is also extraordinary - my faves are Weaveworld and Imajica. I became a literary snob awhile ago, so my fave writers: Hemingway, Steinbeck, Updike, Bukowski.... a very long list. But the only genres I don't care to read: romance, chick lit, young adult, classics (Homer, not Pearl Buck), westerns, and most Philip K. Dick.
 In grade 7, I had an English teacher from Scotland. Her accent was just lovely. She picked a book for the class to read: out loud in class, as homework, and she always read to our class. The book was The Hobbit; and if I wasn't already a book worm, I certainly became one. Awesome, life-changing event for a young boy![/quote]
The Hobbit was the first book I chose to read that wasn't school related. I hated reading when in school, because most of the stuff they had us read was boring to me. After I read the Hobbit, I was hooked on fantasy books. It's all I ever read until I discovered Clive Barker. I branched out, but my favorite is probably still fantasy books.

And yes, Dan Simmons is great. Haven't read all his stuff, but did read The Terror, and loved it also. You know they made a tv series out of it don't you? It's probably almost done, but it's on AMC every week. I haven't watched it yet, just have them all on my dvr so I can binge watch it one of these days. If you like sci-fi, you should read his Hyperion/Endymion series. That series blew me away, and it's one I need to re-read again one day soon.

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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Tue May 22, 2018 12:22 pm

Texas by James A. Michener
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Sun May 27, 2018 8:45 pm

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. Finally getting around to reading this.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Mon May 28, 2018 10:05 am

'Goddess; The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe' by Anthony Summers
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:59 am

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:26 pm

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Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

I read that in college. Good, but weird, read.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:07 pm

Mobile Suit Gundam by Yoshiyuki Tomino, the set of novels based on the 1979 original Gundam series. The story is more detailed and fleshed out in this one.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:40 pm

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaman
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:14 am

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I read that in college. Good, but weird, read.

It's amazing that he wrote it in a second (or third?) language. It's such a nuanced piece of writing.



On my trek through classic literature, I'm currently reading a translation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:43 am

glassprison wrote:
Don Quixote Vol. 1 by Migel de Cervantes

What did you think? I couldn't believe how good/funny/witty it was, considering the era it was written in.

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Nevermore:

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. Finally getting around to reading this.

What did you think? Haven't attempted it yet.



Lovecraft Country - Matt Ruff


Interesting take on Lovecraftian themes, set in the Jim Crow era, with Black protagonists. Very well done. If you like Sci-Fi, give it a shot.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:08 am

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What did you think? I couldn't believe how good/funny/witty it was, considering the era it was written in.

I read volume II as well, and I totally agree! I loved it.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:10 am

I'm reading the following...

Back Bathroom: Triage, by Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, and Richard Laymon
Front Bathroom: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, by George R.R. Martin
Kindle Fire: Ricochet, by Dean Koontz
Kindle Phone App: Nightflyers & Other Stories, by George R.R. Martin

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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:41 pm

scottmitchell74

It's a good book. Not as good as her previous work. It's But still quite a good read.
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:31 am

Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual - Jocko Willink
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PostSubject: Re: What book are you currently reading?   Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:39 pm

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