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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1505 on: August 21, 2017, 01:39:53 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1506 on: August 21, 2017, 05:12:37 PM »
I still need to finish up Smart Baseball by Keith Law but I'm going to move on to Infinite Jest. It's been sitting imposingly on my shelf like The Bible but I can't wait to start it.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1507 on: August 22, 2017, 08:41:13 PM »
The Bone Season, The Mime Order, The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon she is at The Victorian Writer's Festival next weekend trying to get them read before then.
They are part of a 7 book series, the movie rights have already been sold, so far, I am enjoying it, as it is quite different.   

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1508 on: August 22, 2017, 08:56:41 PM »
For those who have seen the movie "The Room" and are interested in how a mess as big as that could be made you should really read "The Disaster Artist"

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1509 on: August 23, 2017, 01:58:47 PM »
I'm going to move on to Infinite Jest. It's been sitting imposingly on my shelf like The Bible but I can't wait to start it.
Me too! I have no clue how long it's gonna take me to do it. I've heard it's a challenging one to read.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1510 on: August 23, 2017, 03:17:42 PM »
For those who have seen the movie "The Room" and are interested in how a mess as big as that could be made you should really read "The Disaster Artist"
I really want to read it  :tup

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1511 on: August 25, 2017, 09:12:58 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1512 on: August 26, 2017, 08:53:45 PM »
Currently reading The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker.

Pretty much everything I read is just killing time for when Martin finally finishes A Song of Ice and Fire. Read the first 3 books 14 years ago and decided to wait until they were all finished. Still waiting :(
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« Reply #1513 on: August 26, 2017, 10:02:48 PM »
You might want to start on the US Tax Code next.
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« Reply #1514 on: August 27, 2017, 03:27:08 AM »
Reading a lot of Agatha Christine's work lately. Last book I read was The murder of Roger Ackroyd, great stuff, along with Orient Express my favorite Poirot novel. Next is The mystery of the blue train :azn:
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1515 on: August 27, 2017, 11:08:11 AM »
I love me some Agatha Christie. The perfect marriage of, brilliant storytelling, plot construction, whodunit-ness, and Strunk and White's Rule #13. And of course one of the best fictional characters ever conceived. And the first fictional character to receive an obituary notice in the NY Times.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1516 on: August 27, 2017, 12:24:09 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1517 on: August 29, 2017, 12:36:23 PM »
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« Reply #1518 on: August 29, 2017, 04:21:51 PM »
So, Pyramids was easily my least favorite Discworld novel to date.

Picked up a few Agatha Christie's at a charity garage sale last week, so next up is The A.B.C Murders. This will be my first foray into Christie's work outside of studying  And Then There Were None (not a fan of the other racist titles) in school.

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« Reply #1519 on: August 29, 2017, 05:05:11 PM »
Crying for the Moon, by Mary Walsh.
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« Reply #1520 on: August 30, 2017, 08:43:41 PM »
Going back to some ancient Rome historical fiction with I, Claudius by Robert Graves

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1521 on: September 01, 2017, 08:12:28 AM »
Finally have more time to dig into The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Fascinating book.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1522 on: September 01, 2017, 10:30:09 AM »
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness (Susannah Cahalan, 2012)

and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder(Linehan, 1993)

I was away from reading for a long time, and I was dreged in the second book. It is basically a textbook, and it has been a slow prod for lots of reasons. So I added in the first book to liven up reading, and it has helped me get back into the swing.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1523 on: September 01, 2017, 01:10:25 PM »
Well that looks like some enjoyable light reading.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1524 on: September 01, 2017, 03:45:45 PM »
Like I said a few posts ago, I started Infinite Jest a week ago and am about 60 pages in, but man is it gonna be a journey. So I'm reading something in between reading that, I think I'm gonna start A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1525 on: September 02, 2017, 06:43:07 PM »
Claudius the God by Robert Graves

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1526 on: September 03, 2017, 05:54:56 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1527 on: September 03, 2017, 03:28:59 PM »
Well, that didn't last long. Let's read Murder on the Orient Express instead

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1528 on: September 04, 2017, 07:02:36 AM »
A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1529 on: September 07, 2017, 03:20:32 AM »
Dreamsongs Vol. 2 by George R. R. Martin

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1530 on: September 07, 2017, 10:55:11 AM »
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« Reply #1531 on: September 07, 2017, 01:43:19 PM »
Napalm and Silly Putty, by George Carlin.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1532 on: September 07, 2017, 03:05:40 PM »
Funhouse by Koontz

That's a pretty old one. He has really gone away from this horror aspect of his writing. If I remember right it was one of his good ones.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1533 on: September 07, 2017, 04:56:10 PM »
Funhouse by Koontz

That's a pretty old one. He has really gone away from this horror aspect of his writing. If I remember right it was one of his good ones.

I got it for $2 so i can't really lose :)

This is the first of his I've read,  so i have no expectations.

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« Reply #1534 on: September 09, 2017, 01:29:37 AM »
With this year being the centennial of the Russian revolution, I wanted to read a few books from now to the end of the year dealing with the subject, so I'm starting with Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Masie

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1535 on: September 09, 2017, 09:35:08 AM »
Reading The Martian and really enjoying it. I watched the movie a while ago and liked that too.
I'm also on book 9 of the Stephanie Plum series... only like 20 more to go lol

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1536 on: September 11, 2017, 03:02:29 PM »
Reacher said Nothing by Andy Martin.
This book is about the author sitting behind Lee Child during the writing of 'Make Me'.
I met the author last week in Melbourne, where he had a chat to my book club about the process of writing the book.
I love the idea of this book, and speaking to him afterward where he signed my book was great.
He wasn't leaning on his shoulder, it was from a distance, but there was months of writing before Lee Child had any idea what the book would be.
There will be a follow up, as he later joined Lee Child around the world for his signings.
He also mentioned Lee Child will tour Australia next year... which is great news...
I am currently only a few chapters in, but it is really interesting.

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« Reply #1537 on: September 13, 2017, 01:40:29 PM »
That might be an interesting read. I'm a big Lee Child fan, but I found that Make Me had a couple glaring plot holes so it would be interesting to see if those are explored at all in a 'behind the scenes' look at how the book came together. Still really looking forward to Midnight Line in November. I don't usually buy a book in hardcover, but I doubt I'll be able to wait on that one.

I started double reading again (i.e. different book at home v.s. on the train/lunch at work), so I'm working through The Dark Tower series again for fun. Finished Gunslinger yesterday, and now I'm a good way into The Drawing of the Three. Gunslinger was better the first time through, although maybe it's because I read the original version this time and the revised the first time. Really enjoying DT2 on this read through, despite only being lukewarm on the novel the first time around.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1538 on: September 13, 2017, 02:32:01 PM »
^^^There was the question whether him being there had an effect on the writing. I am a big fan still, but I have not read No Middle Name or Night School yet, and that may be for the reasons you mention above.

Over the Summer Holidays, I plan to read all The Dark Tower Series...I would love to read all The GOT books as well, but that might be too much.

So many books to read and so little time!  ::) :smiley:

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« Reply #1539 on: September 13, 2017, 03:00:09 PM »
^^^There was the question whether him being there had an effect on the writing. I am a big fan still, but I have not read No Middle Name or Night School yet, and that may be for the reasons you mention above.

Over the Summer Holidays, I plan to read all The Dark Tower Series...I would love to read all The GOT books as well, but that might be too much.

So many books to read and so little time!  ::) :smiley:

Well, Night School was fairly mediocre so you're not really missing out  there  ;)