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Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 10:27 pm
by Tessablue
YEAH I'm so happy you're reading it! I love the biologist too, and the way the characters are drawn up/ the writing in general. Book two is definitely a slower start, but there are some awesome moments in the second half and I think I need to re-read it to fully appreciate some aspects of it. Which might be soon because I haven't gotten into another book yet, maybe it's time to finally crack open One Hundred Years of Solitude...

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:42 pm
by Somnambulist
Loved the ending of this book. Ran to get the third one.. actually had to buy it because the library didn't have it (ugh.. the struggle).

Apparently they are turning these into movies.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:28 pm
by BlindLucky
I bought Lev Grossman's The Magicians quite awhile ago and forgot I even had it. After becoming totally engrossed in the SyFy show, I picked up the book again. It's such a strange book. It's urban fantasy, but it makes me want to read it slowly and carefully, which isn't generally the way I approach fantasy. I love it :lol:

And I think I like the writing more than I do the characters, but they're interesting too. The book just has such a strange feel.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:35 pm
by Somnambulist
BlindLucky wrote:I bought Lev Grossman's The Magicians quite awhile ago and forgot I even had it. After becoming totally engrossed in the SyFy show, I picked up the book again. It's such a strange book. It's urban fantasy, but it makes me want to read it slowly and carefully, which isn't generally the way I approach fantasy. I love it :lol:

And I think I like the writing more than I do the characters, but they're interesting too. The book just has such a strange feel.
The writing was very good, and I get you on the strange feel. I felt totally engrossed in it until I realized I HATED Quentin. Hate.

My level of hate of this must be impressive, because for the rate that I read I almost never remember character's names.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 10:11 pm
by BlindLucky
Somnambulist wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:I bought Lev Grossman's The Magicians quite awhile ago and forgot I even had it. After becoming totally engrossed in the SyFy show, I picked up the book again. It's such a strange book. It's urban fantasy, but it makes me want to read it slowly and carefully, which isn't generally the way I approach fantasy. I love it :lol:

And I think I like the writing more than I do the characters, but they're interesting too. The book just has such a strange feel.
The writing was very good, and I get you on the strange feel. I felt totally engrossed in it until I realized I HATED Quentin. Hate.

My level of hate of this must be impressive, because for the rate that I read I almost never remember character's names.
I thought the TV version was really good, one of the best fantasy things to come out of SyFy in... ever.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 6:26 am
by ElPrado2
Invisible Boy by Cornelia Read. It's a dark mystery set in mostly New York and Long Island. I think Som wrote it. (LOL) It's excellent. The only thing that stops me from truly believing she wrote it is that there are no racing references. I may not have gotten far enough into it for the Spa.
My daughter dug it up for me for Mother's Day. For my sins she also dragged in a book about a 245 lb blue Great Dane named George with the honor of being on the Oprah show and making the Guinness Book the same day. While living in Tuscon. All 42" at the shoulder of him. Don't bother reading that one. My Jack Russell terrier could out write his owner. The dog also made the late night TV show circuit.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 10:08 am
by Tessablue
Somnambulist wrote:Loved the ending of this book. Ran to get the third one.. actually had to buy it because the library didn't have it (ugh.. the struggle).

Apparently they are turning these into movies.
I heard that too, but looking into it more, I think it's only the first movie and the writer/director hasn't even read the rest of the series. Some of the early details about the script are pretty discouraging too, but hopefully it isn't terrible. They really don't feel like works that would adapt well to the screen.

All this has encouraged me to go back and re-read House of Leaves, but I'm finding that I remember pretty much everything that happened in that book even though it's been almost ten years since I read it. Guess that's the sign of a really good book?

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 11:07 am
by Somnambulist
Tessablue wrote:
All this has encouraged me to go back and re-read House of Leaves, but I'm finding that I remember pretty much everything that happened in that book even though it's been almost ten years since I read it. Guess that's the sign of a really good book?
It is.

I went to attempt to find Louise Erdich's new book yesterday. Which they did not have. Found a fiction novel based entirely on racing - The Sport of Kings. I didn't buy it since I hate buying hardcover. The reviews seem mixed.. I'll probably buy it for Kindle. Just kind of cool to see a fiction racing novel that actually might be well written.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 5:24 pm
by War Admiral
I'm reading Mirrorsight the latest book in Kristen Britain's Green Rider Trilogy. If you love epic fantasy I highly recommend this series.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:08 pm
by Prairie Bayou
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I just finished the first one in the series called Half Blood. I like her writing. She does YA and adult romance, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:02 pm
by Starine
The Midnight Assassin. I love true crime stories, and there is no finer author of such than Skip Hollandsworth.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:22 pm
by War Admiral
Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings---book 1 of the Belgariad series.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:46 pm
by Tessablue
Embassytown: A+++ I loved it SO much. Need to read everything China Mieville has written now.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:57 pm
by Prairie Bayou
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's part of her Covenant series. I like her stuff a lot. Finished her Lux series last year.


I would love to read The Magicians. The TV show is awesome and like someone mentioned here I really don't care for Quentin. In the series his hair drives me nuts. After that it's just every single self righteous bone in his body. I imagine he's like that in the books as well.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:00 pm
by War Admiral
Malice by John Gwynne. It's the first book in a new fantasy series. If you like epic fantasy along the lines of Sword of Shannara or LOTR then I highly recommend this book.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:26 pm
by Miesque1973
Unlikeable, by Edward Klein. Slightly outdated now, but still interesting.

~Miesque

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:52 am
by ElPrado2
Anyone interested in mysteries, try Nevada Barr.
She writes a series with a park ranger fighting everything from coyotes to mass murderers in parks all over the US. You get fires, pack rats, misplaced cows, loony photographers, you name it, she will rescue something every seventh page.
It's not really bad. Right now I'm chasing a wacko around the Statue of Liberty.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:50 am
by Prairie Bayou
I finished Diety by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I'm now working on the 4th book. Apollyon.

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:29 am
by stark
Blood Lines
Melissa Del Bosque


The True Story of a drug cartel, the FBI, and the battle for a horse-racing dynasty!

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062448507/bloodlines

Re: What Are You Reading?

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:56 pm
by Catalina
On my reading list for October:

A re-read of "A Walk Through the Woods" by Bill Bryson.

And, a new book, "Turn Right At Macchu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time", by Mark Adams.