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    I finished The Jedi Path and City of Fallen Angels yesterday.

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    I'm rereading Haunted by Kelley Armstrong. There's a couple of books in the Otherworld series that I haven't read and bought a while back, and I feel the need to read everything in order, so I'm up to book 5 now.

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    85AKbN posted a thread asking for your recent movie viewings, but I'd rather know what you've been reading! Let us know the last book you finished and whether or not you would recommend it.

    The last book I finished was Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World which is one of the last Murakami books I still had to read. I thought it was an excellent read is definitely in my top 3 favorite Murakami books.

    Next I'm going to pick up The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon which I hear is supposed to be excellent.
    Cookies have you read The Shadow of the Wind yet? It's fabulous. I was disappointed with The Angel's Game; The Midnight Palace was much better. I have not yet read The Prisoner of Heaven or The Watcher in the Shadows; both are supposed to be great.
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    Just finished Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Reading an older Dean Koontz book now, and listening to Donna Tartt's Goldfinch. A very unusual but good book so far.
    Tracy Lee Doctor Sleep and Goldfinch are in my To Read pile. Can't wait!
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    Just stared Blindness by Josť Saramago. Excellent so far.
    Cookies I can't stop quoting you it seems. I adored Blindness! I found it so amazing that Saramago makes the reader feel blind as well with his deliberate omission of people's names and punctuation marks. The reader does not have the familiar touchposts that usually help in creating atmosphere and place, and is just as blind as the characters he/she is reading about. Have you read anything else by him? I have not but hope to.
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    I guess I'd better say what I've just finished: Bellman and Black: A Ghost Story by Diane Setterfield. I really enjoyed her The Thirteenth Tale and Bellman has been getting some rough reviews but I liked it. It does not compare to Thirteenth Tale by any stretch but is still worthwhile.

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    The Great Gatesby

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    The Great Gatesby
    First time through, or reading it again? As a teenaged student, I loathed it & thought it completely irrelevant and dull. Thirty years of life experience have given me an appreciation for it as a teacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookies View Post
    85AKbN posted a thread asking for your recent movie viewings, but I'd rather know what you've been reading! Let us know the last book you finished and whether or not you would recommend it.

    The last book I finished was Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World which is one of the last Murakami books I still had to read. I thought it was an excellent read is definitely in my top 3 favorite Murakami books.

    Next I'm going to pick up The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon which I hear is supposed to be excellent.
    Cookies have you read The Shadow of the Wind yet? It's fabulous. I was disappointed with The Angel's Game; The Midnight Palace was much better. I have not yet read The Prisoner of Heaven or The Watcher in the Shadows; both are supposed to be great.

    Yes, I finished The Shadow of the Wind and it was fantastic! I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but the Kindle edition of The Prisoner of Heaven is only $1.99 on Amazon.

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    Just stared Blindness by Josť Saramago. Excellent so far.
    Cookies I can't stop quoting you it seems. I adored Blindness! I found it so amazing that Saramago makes the reader feel blind as well with his deliberate omission of people's names and punctuation marks. The reader does not have the familiar touchposts that usually help in creating atmosphere and place, and is just as blind as the characters he/she is reading about. Have you read anything else by him? I have not but hope to.
    I have not read anything else by him. I actually haven't even finished the book yet, I received a shipment of a half dozen books I bought used and I got caught up in the lot of them.

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    Blood, sweat and tea by Tom Reynolds. It's a book that has been transfered from a blog of a London Paramedic. Really enjoyed it and quite funny. It also helps that it was either free or very cheap on Amazon kindle!

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    Wandering around in Heaney's Beowulf again...

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    My January Reads list includes:

    * Hunted by Kevin Hearne (I like the Iron Druid series a lot)
    * All three of the "Divergent" novels by Veronica Roth. (Meh.)
    * The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Blech.)
    * Super Mario by Jeff Ryan (Interesting read if you're into the history of video games.)
    * The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle (In desperate need of a good editor.)
    * The Happiness Show by Catherine Deveny (I'm working on the audiobook of this one as an engineer, so I'm "reading" it not by choice. Romance novels are not normally my thing.)
    * Re-read Tom Sawyer Detective by Mark Twain, as I'm narrating an audiobook version that will be coming out in April.

    I'm currently in the Middle of
    * Storm Front by Jim Butcher
    * A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.

    I've got a goal of listening to a minimum of 30 audiobooks this year, and actually reading 12 books (I so rarely have time to read anymore, so most of my reading gets done in the car or walking the dog.)

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    Just finished The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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    Just finished "A Peace to End All Peace" by David Fromkin. Long and involved but I really enjoyed it.

    Currently finishing up "A Portable Dorothy Parker". From the introduction, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is. But then, I do enjoy smarta## women. Hell, I married one.
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    In honor of aquiring some Edgar Rice Burroughs stamps, I found Tarzan in the public sector free reads on my Kindle; starting that. Imagine, most of these stories are arond 100 years old now...

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    The History of Magick. by Eliphas Levi. just amazing

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    Just finished Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Havent decided what to start next

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrChumley View Post
    My January Reads list includes:

    * Hunted by Kevin Hearne (I like the Iron Druid series a lot)
    * All three of the "Divergent" novels by Veronica Roth. (Meh.)
    * The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Blech.)
    * Super Mario by Jeff Ryan (Interesting read if you're into the history of video games.)
    * The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle (In desperate need of a good editor.)
    * The Happiness Show by Catherine Deveny (I'm working on the audiobook of this one as an engineer, so I'm "reading" it not by choice. Romance novels are not normally my thing.)
    * Re-read Tom Sawyer Detective by Mark Twain, as I'm narrating an audiobook version that will be coming out in April.

    I'm currently in the Middle of
    * Storm Front by Jim Butcher
    * A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.

    I've got a goal of listening to a minimum of 30 audiobooks this year, and actually reading 12 books (I so rarely have time to read anymore, so most of my reading gets done in the car or walking the dog.)
    I'm also reading The Atlantis Gene, not sure I like it, but still reading it. I've read everything by Christopher Moore. He makes me laugh out loud, so have to be careful where I read his books. I'm also re-reading Treasure Island, and taking a first look at the Lord of The Rings (don't know how I missed them all these years).

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    Just received a notice from Amazon this morning, Christopher Moore has a new book coming out in April --- "The Serpent of Venice." Kindle edition $14.44! I guess Mr. Moore is mainstream now.

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