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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby Murtlap » 12 Jan 2017 07:31

The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson



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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby luckypony » 14 Jan 2017 09:10

Misery by Stephen King



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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 30 Jan 2017 07:48

luckypony wrote:Misery by Stephen King


Kind of fitting right now ... ;)


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 15 Feb 2017 07:52

Just finished The Handmaid's Tale, which is all too fitting for today's world, really. It's one of those I read every year or every couple of years and it never gets old.

I've started The Charleston Syllabus which is a really interesting collection of papers and articles throughout history that was compiled by professors and academics after Dylan Roof's rampage in the church in Charleston. It's a hard read, but important. I don't have a book to keep my spirits light though, so I need to find one. :)


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Unread postby Lale_Opal » 18 Feb 2017 01:18

Thought I could do with a little throwback so I`m rereading the Kiki Strike series :biggrin:



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Unread postby Heather » 18 Feb 2017 22:33

I'm currently reading Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer. I liked that tv show so I figured I would like the book too. I do, but it's pretty different from the show.


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Reckless Curves 3 by by Sienna Stapleton


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 14 Mar 2017 07:37

Welcome to Nightvale (the novel) by Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor.

It's based on the podcast and focuses on a couple of the minor characters that pop up. It's utter brilliance and at times I catch my breath with how on point and perfect the writing has been so far. There's this one passage that is just ... so the context is a description of Diane, who is bi-racial and the description is specific to the breakdown of how she is described as someone who is. There are passages before and after this one that speak directly to that context and they are super important. But this passage though ... if this isn't about women and how we are perceived ... not just by others but by ourselves ...

"Diane didn’t know what she looked like. She never cared to know. Many people would tell her anyway. When her body won the race to womanhood against her person, Diane began to hear that she was tall, short, fat, skinny, ugly, sexy smiled too much, smiled too little, had bad hair, had beautiful hair, had something in her teeth, dressed nice, dressed cheap, had duck feet, had elegant feet, she was too dark, she was too pale. She heard a lot of different descriptions of her, and she took them all as truth."

You don't need to know the podcast to read the novel, but having them both together just makes the universe explode.


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby patrickdron » 16 Mar 2017 14:21

The Runaway Jury by John Grisham


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby Cassie » 17 Mar 2017 19:00

I need to find time again to read. I haven't really done much of that lately sadly. I started "The Girl in the Spiders Web" aaaages ago but have barely touched it. Mostly I just keep re-reading chapters of the book my friend is writing...


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 20 Mar 2017 11:10

Cassie wrote:I need to find time again to read. I haven't really done much of that lately sadly. I started "The Girl in the Spiders Web" aaaages ago but have barely touched it. Mostly I just keep re-reading chapters of the book my friend is writing...


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Just finished this series
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Re: What books are you reading right now?

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vegawriters wrote:
Cassie wrote:I need to find time again to read. I haven't really done much of that lately sadly. I started "The Girl in the Spiders Web" aaaages ago but have barely touched it. Mostly I just keep re-reading chapters of the book my friend is writing...


Friends who read books for us writers as we do it are invaluable :)

I get very protective of the series. She has a few other people who she started to let read it as well but they are not allowed to have the new chapters until I am done with it. Also I am sort of in love with the main character. I mean she's a supervillain and she likes ladies. How could I not be? :tongue:


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 23 Mar 2017 18:37

Cassie wrote:
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Cassie wrote:I need to find time again to read. I haven't really done much of that lately sadly. I started "The Girl in the Spiders Web" aaaages ago but have barely touched it. Mostly I just keep re-reading chapters of the book my friend is writing...


Friends who read books for us writers as we do it are invaluable :)

I get very protective of the series. She has a few other people who she started to let read it as well but they are not allowed to have the new chapters until I am done with it. Also I am sort of in love with the main character. I mean she's a supervillain and she likes ladies. How could I not be? :tongue:


That sounds awesome. And hey, Supervillains are awesome in the right context ;)


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby Cora » 31 Mar 2017 05:15

Voyager - Diana Gabaldon

Its the third of the Outlander series, 1000+ pages, and the hardest book to put down.

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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby Cassie » 01 Apr 2017 08:22

vegawriters wrote:
That sounds awesome. And hey, Supervillains are awesome in the right context ;)

I think you mean EVERY context...


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 03 Apr 2017 07:50

Cassie wrote:
vegawriters wrote:
That sounds awesome. And hey, Supervillains are awesome in the right context ;)

I think you mean EVERY context...


Hahahaha

I just finished writing a book with a jackass of a supervillain who isn't sympathetic. ;) One of these days I need to go back and play with my antiheroes again.


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby Ali » 13 Apr 2017 07:32

Little Emma and I started reading Narnia! I've never read it through before in order. kind of stoked about it.


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 14 Apr 2017 08:29

Ali wrote:Little Emma and I started reading Narnia! I've never read it through before in order. kind of stoked about it.


eeeeeee! Enjoy! :D


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Re: What books are you reading right now?

Unread postby vegawriters » 14 Apr 2017 08:32

I just finished the Welcome to Nightvale novel and have picked up a novelization of probably the best DS9 episode ever done - Far Beyond the Stars. I forget how well done this novelization is until I re-read it.


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