What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:55 pm

Finished London Falling and really liked it better once they tied everything together. Still thought a couple of things were a bit thin though.

I've been reading Wintersmith to the girls. I must have the worst Feegle accent ever. :oops: :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:37 pm

Finally getting round to reading Gaslight and Ghosts, the 1988 WorldCon book. Good so far :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:05 pm

I have never read mine either Mad, Just dug it out of the Bookcase I forgot Terry has a short story in it (Sphinx) did enjoy the Con though.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:48 am

I have that one. I think I only read Sphinx.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:16 am

Sphinx is a cheat anyway, it's not really a short story it's a section out of Pyramids. :roll:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:36 am

I'm reading When God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman. A funny, sad, thoughtful book about family & friends.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:22 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Sphinx is a cheat anyway, it's not really a short story it's a section out of Pyramids. :roll:


Oh yeah. I'd forgotten that!

Working my way through a library pile. Just finished reading A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. Set in the 30's, romance, scandal, wealthy people. Not something I'd normally choose for myself, but a friend really recommended it. It was good enough that I didn't quit reading it, but nothing all that special.

Right now I'm working on Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler. Has a very Neil Gaiman feel to it so far. The blurb:

The unhappy child of two powerful parents who despise each other, young Lilly turns to the ocean to find solace, which she finds in the form of the eloquent and intelligent sea monster Octavius, a kraken. In Octavius’s many arms, Lilly learns of friendship, loyalty, and family. When Octavius, forbidden by Lilly to harm humans, is captured by seafaring traders and sold to a circus, Lilly becomes his only hope for salvation. Desperate to find him, she strikes a bargain with a witch that carries a shocking price.

Her journey to win Octavius’s freedom is difficult. The circus master wants a Coat of Illusions; the Coat tailor wants her undead husband back from a witch; the witch wants her skin back from two bandits; the bandits just want some company, but they might kill her first. Lilly's quest tests her resolve, tries her patience, and leaves her transformed in every way.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby chris.ph » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:46 pm

glass gods by kate griffin
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby AgnesOgg » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:03 pm

Got Broken Homes in the mail today :D also, really enjoyed Glass Gods.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:38 am

Wintersmith (Kindle)
Bryant & May and The Invisible Code (paperback)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:42 am

Got my copy (first of two) of Broken homes today as well . Looking forward to it .
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:14 am

I'm currently rushing to get through the last volumes of Monster by Naoki Urasawa. Excellent manga series.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:30 am

I've started The Witches of Chiswick by Robert Rankin. Really enjoying it so far. I've been wanting to read it for a while but it got pushed down my mountainous 'to read' pile. Thanks for the heads up, I think, Dug :)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:40 am

Rankin is mad. Rankin is potty.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby raisindot » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:01 pm

Slogging through Inferno by Dan Brown. He is truly one of the worst writers ever to grace the bestseller list, but reading him is like eating Cheetos--you know it's bad for you but you can't stop. And the saving grace of this is that, like he did with Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code, Brown does paint a very interesting picture (puns intended) of the history, architecture, and artistic things-to-see in the locales where the otherwise cliched, one-dimensional story occurs.
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