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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2017, 11:06:35 AM »
So far listened to Grisham's 'The Appeal' on Audible and now going through Clavell's 'Shogun', which I last read 20 years ago.

On my Kindle I'm charging through the Cornwell "Last Kingdom' series and have managed 'Last Kingdom' and the 'Pale Horseman'.  Currently on 'The Lords of the North'.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2017, 01:43:32 PM »
I finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, a somewhat ambitious and self-indulgent Murakami's novel. Some people were upset over 60 pages were cut off from the English translation. I'd say, some additional cuts were needed. The first half is very engaging, then it just goes downhill in my opinion. Great writing, very readable, but also manipulative, cold and inhabited by flat and empty shells of characters. Three stars from me. Worth reading for the experience.



And what a relief it was to get to the Invisible Library sequel, The Masked City. After all that pretentious post-modern magical realism (without much magic or realism), finally a good plot, logical behavior of competent people, nice and not too nice dragons, and an alternative-world Venice  :) Between those 2 books, I know which one I'd take to a desert island.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2017, 07:16:40 PM »
I'm starting on Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis next.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2017, 08:04:12 AM »
The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library series Book 1) by Genevieve Cogman. I got this book a while ago on the recommendation of several members here and finally got around to reading it. Or at least I read about half of it. Somehow it wasn't the story I imagined it to be - I prefer more sci-fi than fantasy and the introduction of the Fae and dragons etc wasn't doing it for me at all. There was so much going on, so many characters and I felt that, at times, the author was losing track of her own plot - or maybe just wasn't explaining it very well. Or maybe I was having a lazy/stupid day.  ;D

Whatever it was, I just couldn't be bothered to finish it - too many books out there and I'm not getting any younger!   :o
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2017, 05:40:12 PM »
The Running Man by Stephen King


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2017, 04:11:38 PM »
The Girl with the Cat Tattoo


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2017, 12:53:11 PM »
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy.






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2017, 06:51:33 AM »
Blackwater Lights


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2017, 04:48:14 PM »
The last 3 books in Monster Haven Series by RL Naquin.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2017, 01:48:32 AM »

Romantic comedy, fantasy, colouring books, illustrated doggerel, short stories
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2017, 04:27:22 AM »
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

I want to read that one soon, the Hulu series starts April 26.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2017, 04:33:09 AM »
I want to read that one soon, the Hulu series starts April 26.

Ooh - I didn't know that. I look forward to it getting somewhere where I can see it.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2017, 08:25:43 AM »
Ok, a new Star Wars book.  I couldn't resist it...


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2017, 10:27:40 AM »
I started this early in the year

and am desperate to get back to it,

but am currently reading

for a course.  It's good; I've never been a fan of Hardy's but I'm learning to appreciate his style.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2017, 05:25:57 PM »
I've been reading the Darcy Lott mysteries by Susan Dunlap.  They are great mysteries with a fresh character (a stunt-woman who practices Zen and who also has a depth of personal and family issues that give the story line across the series an interesting backdrop).  I'm not usually a fan of mysteries because I find the characters and plot dull.  Heather Graham has been one of the few mystery writers who could hold my interest across a series, but now Susan Dunlap has joined her on my awesome mystery writer list.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2017, 06:54:58 PM »
I've never been a fan of Hardy's but I'm learning to appreciate his style.

I read my first Thomas Hardy book when I was in my 20s, more than half a century ago.  It was "Jude the Obscure" and at the time I thought it was one of the best books I'd ever read.  Even though I usually re-read favorite books every few years I've never read it again.  I think I'm afraid to be disappointed.  It was that good.

I've read quite a few of his other books and liked them all a lot, but not the way I liked "Jude".  I don't think I can call Hardy a favorite author but he's sure a special one.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2017, 09:00:37 AM »
I'm going to miss the characters from the Monster Haven series.

I am getting ready to start reading The Handmaid's Tale.


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2017, 07:11:27 PM »
Stacy Justice mysteries


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2017, 03:14:27 PM »
In February, I read "So Much Owed" by Jean Grainger and it may well be my favorite of the year. There is a lot of year to go yet, but usually that initial reaction doesn't change much. It actually begins at the end of WW1 and spans into WW2 with a second generation of an Irish family out of Cork. Whether or not you are into historical fiction, I think you'd enjoy as well.

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #44 on: March 12, 2017, 03:47:07 AM »
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson






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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2017, 05:49:56 PM »
Guess I should have mentioned that so far this year I've also read:
1) Heroine - A S Bond
2) Cat in the Flock - Lisa Burnette
3) Growth & Change Are Highly Overrated - Tom Starita
4) Stone Song, the Life of Crazy Horse - Win Blevins
5) Dear Willy - Claire Gehab
6) After You're Dear - Cary Allen Stone
7) The Eye of Nefertiti - Maria Luisa Lang
8) Choices and Illusions by Dr. Eldon Taylor
9) Burke's War by William F Brown
I read a lot as I've asked for reviews. However, the one I'm reading now is a major hoot and definitely becoming one of my favorites:
How Existentialism Almost Killed Me - Michael Bernhart

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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2017, 09:36:17 AM »
Currently reading "Shady Characters" about typography by Keith Houston, and "The faster I walk, the smaller I am" by Kjerti Annesdatter Skomsvold - uni took over even my reading time. :P

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

I've had this one on my list since forever - I have to finally get my hands on it!
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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2017, 04:24:55 AM »
Flowertown


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Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2017, 10:26:17 AM »
Brent Weeks Blood Mirror and awaiting to read Brain McClellan Sins of the Emprie

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