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Maybe we can start a thread to share book recommendations from current reading lists?

Right now, I am reading the free book (still free, see link on this board) The Reincarnationist and enjoying it very much. I'm about one-quarter of the way in and I have a feeling the story is going to pick up, fast.

I am also reading Waiter Rant which started as an anonymous blog written by...you guessed it...a waiter! It is also good -- entertaining. Since I've never worked in the food service industry (except for 6 months at McDonald's my sr. year in high school) it's a little bit eye-opening as to what goes on in restaurants.

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I am reading:

Infected: A Novel
by Scott Sigler

I got it as a free PDF download and while it didn't convert perfectly, it's still quite readable. I'm about halfway through and hoping to finish it tonight. If you're a Horror fan it's a great read. I like the author's style and sense of humor.
 

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Ok, I have to admit I gave in and just finshed reading Twilight and am a third of the way through New Moon.  (I liked the 1st, but not so much the 2nd)  Up next is A Passage to India for the new book club over at MobileRead.
 

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Currently reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Quite excellent. Thematically and structurally, it is modeled after The Jungle Book, but in a graveyard. With ghosts. As the title implies. Um.

I totally suck at book recommendations.
 

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The Graveyard Book was the first thing I read on my Kindle. I got the Kindle, and I hated it. It was awkward to hold, it wasn't the same as a book, and it was damn expensive. I was hell bent on returning it the very next day. But, I had seen the Graveyard Book on the recommended reading list, and reallllly wanted to read it. So, I decided I would download that to the Kindle, so I wouldn't have to wait. I downloaded it, and read in one sitting. Some time during the course of the book, I fell in love with the Kindle. It kind of shocked me, but it happened. Oh well.
 

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Just finished "The Havana Room" by Colin Harrison. About to start Updike's "Licks of Love", go right to the novella and see how Rabbit's family has gotten along after his death. After that, which won't take long, I've got "Personal Days: A Novel" by Ed Park.
 

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Just finished Old Nathan by David Drake (free at Baen!) Appalachian folk tales with a touch of magic.  A little strange but well written and entertaining.  Now I'm just into Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker.  Seems to be a superior Western so far.

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You actually get to read on the Kindle?

Part of the deal with getting my Kindle was that the paper books I had all over the house had to be whittled down.  (My husband and sons complained a lot whenever we moved).  So since I got my Kindle in August, I've read one book on it (Little Women) and just get to look longingly at it while I continue to cart around dead tree books.  *sigh*

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While I am under no mandate to finish reading my paper books, I feel I can't just abandon them. I have a couple of dozen that I had purchased before I had a Kindle. My solution is that I read on the Kindle when I'm here and there and everywhere. At night when it's time to settle into bed, I read a couple of chapters of a paper book. That book lives on my nightstand and my Kindle goes with me everywhere else. I plug it in at night and it's ready for the daily travels.

I'm currently reading Lord of the Isles by David Drake that I got free sometime in the summer. I don't normally do a lot of fantasy but so far it's not bad. A little slow going but I am beginning to wonder what the heck is going on so it's keeping me interested.

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Arsene Lupin by Maurice Leblanc

I just started it today and I will be finished soon.  I read this book when I was a teenager and had been looking to buy a new copy for a long time.  With the kindle, I downloaded it for free from feedbooks.com.  I also downloaded the other 5 Lupin books and I will read them as soon as I am finished.

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I'm currently reading All The Pretty Girls by J.T. Ellison and am really enjoying it.  I'm about 3/4 of the way though.  I may try her other book '14' next.
 

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I'm currently reading the complete version of The Stand by Stephen King.  More back story on all the characters.  The best part of the book.

I just completed reading John Scalzi's trilogy plus The  Android's Dream.  This is a book I would never picked up without the free sample.  Android's Dream was free for awhile and that's what go me hooked on John Scalzi.  I absolutely loved it.  Then I bought the other three books, something that would have never happened otherwise.


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I'm currently reading three books:

1. Moby Dick (I've never read it-and I'm in my mid-60s, heh)
2. Double Star by Heinlein
3. The Secret Adversary by Christie

I've read Double Star before, but it was in the sixties. Secret Adversary I've seen on the Mystery! series on PBS a number of years ago.

My main reading is classic mystery and science fiction-i.e., pre 1980 or so. Having said that, coming up next is James Hilton's Lost Horizons and Thorne Smith's Topper.

Luci- I've got Arsene Lupin somewhere in the 25 pages of my Kindle Home page to read soon.

Yogini2- I read the second of Scalzi's trilogy last month... the third is waiting for me to get to it. Have you read any of John Stith's work? Just about everything he has written is on the Kindle, including his Hugo-nominated Redshift Rendezvous.
 

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I, too, had to cut a deal (with my husband) to read all those dead tree books I have lying around, if I was going to buy a Kindle. So I'm trying to do a one-for-one: Read one Kindle book, then one dead tree book. Usually I have one of each going at the same time.

I am reading "Ten Thousand Splendid Suns" on the Kindle right now, and I just love it. It's every bit as beautifully written as "The Kite Runner" was. But it's also every bit as sad, and I'm going through a bad patch right now, so I have started reading Terry Pratchett's "The Last Hero" in paperback. It's a really LARGE paperback with beautiful colour illustrations in it -- literally, a picture book for adults. Pratchett and P.G. Wodehouse are two writers who are guaranteed to make me laugh, no matter how bad I feel.

I am also about to start re-reading "The Iliad" for the millionth time. Somehow I never get tired of that book, or "The Odyssey", and I am glad to have free copies of both for my Kindle now.
 

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Someone, refresh my memory on Arsene Lupin. That sounds so familiar but I have no idea what it's about. I wonder if I read it in French back in high school?

Khabita, glad to hear you are enjoying Ten Thousand Splendid Sons. I bought that for my son since he has to read it for school and figured I'd get around to reading it one of these days. It's on my Kindle. It didn't get as good reviews as The Kite Runner so I wondering what an actual reader thought about it.

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I am reading The Shack and am enjoying the fresh perspective.

Mom of 4: I also "gave in" and read all of the Twlight Series. Book 2 was my least favorite but Books 3 & 4 completely made up for it.

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Someone, refresh my memory on Arsene Lupin. That sounds so familiar but I have no idea what it's about. I wonder if I read it in French back in high school?
Gentleman jewel thief. Subject of a number of movies, as well as the books (published around 1910).
 

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Great posts, everyone, I loving seeing what you're reading and how you like it.  Keep them coming!

I'm always reading several books at once, my current list, all (thank heavens) on Kindle:

A Brief History of Time by Steven Hawking
Caravans by James Michener
Murder by Family by Kent Whitaker
The Spy Who Stayed Out in the Cold by Adrian Havill
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud
Camille by Alexandre Dumas
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
Escape by Laura Palmer

And I'm always reading something by P. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, and Lucy Maud Montgomery.  Or re-reading, I should say.

Am I the only one?  I need one for bedtime, one for daytime, one for "found time," etc.
 

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Avalon,

Escape was one of the first books I read on my Kindle. It was right at the time they raided the ranch in Texas (April) so I was interested in all things FLDS. After reading Escape, I read Shattered Dreams by Irene Spencer and Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall. All were good and all had a slightly different perspective on the FLDS, its history and present issues. I'd recommend them.

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