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Offline SyndE

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Books - What are you reading?
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:44:44 AM »
(And maybe this time I'll be better about maintaining it!)

Been a very slow year for me reading so far. Lots of books started and discarded, only two actual novels finished and enjoyed:

+ Wolf in White Van / John Darnielle
+ Revival / Stephen King

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So, what's everyone been reading this year?


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Deleted "Fresh again for 2015!" from the title to make this the one home for discussion of all things related to "What Are You Reading" throughout the - & every - year :)
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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 01:49:36 PM »
Recently I started reading the Peter V Brett Demon Cycle series. He will be at ECCC and I am looking forward to seeing him there and picking up the fourth book in the series!

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 03:32:39 PM »
I recently finished The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  Next up is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, along with multiple travel books for Japan, Tokyo and Kyoto.  Oh, and re-reading Insurgent before the movie is released.

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 03:35:01 PM »
Do these books have pictures?   :o

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 03:37:50 PM »
i saw you replied chris & was about to jump in with "Black Science"
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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 03:50:08 PM »
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i saw you replied chris & was about to jump in with "Black Science"

Oooo!   That looks like it has pictures.  I like pictures.

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 07:29:49 PM »
I'm reading (or I should say listening to) The Baroque Cycle by Neil Stephenson , I'm in the middle of "The Confusion"

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 07:16:03 AM »
I'm reading The Ruins by Scott Smith.

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 07:27:40 AM »
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I'm reading (or I should say listening to) The Baroque Cycle by Neil Stephenson , I'm in the middle of "The Confusion"

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Is listening to Neal Stephenson's work easier than reading it? Last year I got about a third of the way through REAMDE and gave up out of shear frustration. And I usually enjoy his work!

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2015, 08:02:19 AM »
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I'm reading (or I should say listening to) The Baroque Cycle by Neil Stephenson , I'm in the middle of "The Confusion"

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I really enjoyed the Baroque Cycle, and especially it's links to the "Cryptonomicon"

Historical Fiction of this type is something I really love getting in to, especially when someone like Stephenson goes into the mundane things of everyday life.  I'd really like for him to further explore some more of this "world".

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2015, 08:28:55 AM »
I just finished reading 'Chobits' by Clamp.  Loved the story!

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2015, 12:01:30 PM »
Just completed (yet another!) Fred Saberhagen, his eerily prescient 1981 Octagon. On par with his usual standard of awesome :)
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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 09:47:25 AM »
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Is listening to Neal Stephenson's work easier than reading it? Last year I got about a third of the way through REAMDE and gave up out of shear frustration. And I usually enjoy his work!

Probably, I really like the narrators they use I really enjoyed REAMDE.

With Stephenson you really need to be in the right mood/mode to get into his books. It took a second try for me to get into Quicksilver the first book in this series, which is really 3 books, and not really until the second part of Quicksilver :D
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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2015, 07:16:38 AM »
Anyone else ever go through one of those phases where you can't get into *anything* you try to read? That's been happening to me a lot this year. I pick something up, give it a good try, and just have no interest. As an avid reader (OK, I have a book problem. Just ask birmabang for confirmation on that), I wonder if I'm just going through my "dumbening" (like Lisa worried about on The Simpsons).

I've been trying to read short story and essay collections, and also comic strip collections, comics, and stand-alone graphic novels.

That being said, here's a few things I've enjoyed the past few weeks:
+ Silver Screen Fiend // Patton Oswalt. (I LOVED this. Fantastic. Hoping he shows up at SDCC so I can track him down.)
+ Displacement // Lucy Knisely (Yikes. I didn't think any book could be more depressing than Roz Chast's "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant" from last year, but certainly makes an effort. This is a GN of Lucy's experience taking her very elderly grandparents on a cruise.)

Did not finish:
+ Station Eleven // Emily St. John Mandel (I'm hoping my book club will let me know what happened in the second half of the book, because I could not slog through this. I have no idea how it was a National Book Award finalist last year.)

Anyone else ever get Reading Fatigue?

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2015, 08:09:46 AM »
Right there w/you SyndE, so much so I'm re-reading classics i read from when I was younger.  Currently on Ice Dragon, book #2 of Richard Knaak's Dragonrealm series of books.
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