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Which book are you reading currently? #8

Discussion in 'Booktalk' started by dmc, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Topken

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    Now that I am finished with the desert spear time to Finish Trudi Canavans Magician Apprentice then maybe start the trilogy that comes next. Then maybe the Next Demon Cycle book The Daylight War will be out.
     
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    I'm about to finish Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky and then I want to start reading either Kafka's the Castle or Hesse's Damian.
     
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    Finally got around to finishing the series. Sanderson did it justice. The last book was an on going battle with lots of surprises. I will definitely pick this series backup in 5-10 years and give it a fresh read. Thank you Mr Jordan and Mr Sanderson. :)
     
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    I need to reread Crime and Punishment. The seniors at my school were just reading it, and I realized I didn't know half of the characters they were talking about.

    Now that it's got an ending, I'll reconsider the Wheel of Time series. I try to avoid in-progress series because of the possibility that they might die before ending.

    Lately, though I've been reading mysteries. I got through a couple of the Tea Shop mysteries by Laura Childs, then read Catnip by Victoria Tate, and am now reading the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. It's not what I was expecting. There's a lot of back story and not much mystery so far. I can't say I'm disappointed, though, because the way it's reading really brings the setting to life. I'm not sure it COULD be written another way without losing something.
     
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    Now I'm reading the Epic series by Conor Kostick. It's very good. The first book was obviously based on World of Warcraft, but the writing is terrific, and I definitely recommend the series and the author.
     
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    Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring trilogy since like forever, but I've been reading Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's Jesus of Nasareth lately, as well as a number of legal thrillers from Grisham. And Sun Tzu's Art of War, also unfinished. And a bunch of law books I really didn't feel like reading but it's hard to write a Ph.D. dissertation without reading anything. (Master's was far easier in this regard.)
     
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    The Twelve by Justin Cronin. The excellent follow-up to the equally-excellent The Passage. Post-apocalyptic, with a bit of fantasy thrown in.
     
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    Both of my Masters exams were based around extremely long reading lists, so in my particular college/field, the Ph.D. would have required fewer, but more carefully chosen books. I didn't get that far, so I don't know for sure.

    Right now, I'm reading All the Rivers Run by Nancy Cato, which is a really old book (okay, not really old, but 1956), but also very good. They don't really write books like this anymore, so it's kind of nostalgic.
     
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    The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi
     
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    The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
     
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    Lonely planet guide to India =)
     
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    Got a couple I am in the midst of reading including The Daylight War aka the thrid Demon cycle book by Peter V Brett. also in the midst of the xanth series and Trudi Canavans The Traitor Spy trilogy.
     
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    Alex Kershaw's "The Bedford Boys". So far it is very compelling.
     
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    Been reading young adult fiction recently, and thanks to me my nephews/nieces are receiving a complete set of Riordan's works. I liked these better than Harry Potter.
     
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    Just finished The Companions, by R.A. Salvatore. Great book.

    Now I am reading The Hawk Queen, by David Gemmell.
     
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    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

    I've never read it before; Maya Angelou is quite an amazing person. I was very impressed at how simply and elegantly she could describe the more horrifying things that could happen to a child.
     
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    I am currently reading the lies of Locke lamora and really enjoying it.
     
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    Nightstalker (Area 51 ) by Bob Mayer

    Started Mayer's trilogy. The first book is Nightstalker. If you haven't read any of Mayer's books you're missing a great treat. Since this a trilogy I'm sure he will spin a long and interesting tale. His books will cost you some lost sleep because you can't stop reading until you finish his story. I usually read them in 1 day and night. Book 2 is entitled Book of Truths and book 3 is Rift. I'll give you my thoughts after I finish the trilogy.
     
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    In memory of Tom Clancy I am re-reading "the hunt for red October"
     
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    IMO his best.
     
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