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Books & Second Floor Dungeon [Aug. 22nd, 2008|03:17 pm]
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What's the last book you read?

What are you currently reading?

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The last book I read was Gemma and the Baby Chick, to my son about ten minutes ago. lol. Prior to that, the last book I read was Kushiel's Mercy.

What am I currently reading?

Well, besides the bathroom readers that I use for random facts, I just started an Anne Bishop trilogy, that a girl I met at a party insisted I would love. I don't remember the name but I'm 2 pages in and it's good so far. lol. I need to sit down and read it but most of the books I touch lately I sell instead of read. Eep! And I gotta read it fast her husband was in the middle of it. Crap crap crap. Just remembered I need to really get on that.

How about you guys?

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[User Picture]From: chillygator
2008-08-22 08:27 pm (UTC)
Something Terry Pratchett, but I've read so many lately that I don't remember which...darn.

I'm currently reading "Leadership and Self-Deception" and "Captivating" and hope to start "Ender's Game" on tape (I drive a lot to and from work). I'm really excited, all good books!

What are YOU reading?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-22 08:28 pm (UTC)
Bastard thing! It ate my entry, and my youtube! Rewriting!
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[User Picture]From: nonplussed
2008-08-22 08:28 pm (UTC)
last book: into the wild - john krakauer.

currently reading: the thinking woman's guide to a better birth - henci goer.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-22 08:29 pm (UTC)
Both good?
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[User Picture]From: flamingruby
2008-08-22 08:29 pm (UTC)
now reading The Wheel of Time #2: The Great Hunt, after finishing The Eye of the World
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-22 08:31 pm (UTC)
Good stuff? Would I like?
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[User Picture]From: remembrancer19
2008-08-22 08:43 pm (UTC)
Ha! Well, I'm re-reading The Keys to the Kingdom series so... :3
I just finished book III, Drowed Wednesday, and I'm currently reading book IV, Sir Thursday.
The series is by Garth Nix
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:15 am (UTC)
Good stuff? Is it terrible I haven't heard of any of these? lol
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[User Picture]From: barcodegurl
2008-08-22 08:45 pm (UTC)
The last book I read was, shamefully, The Devil Wears Prada...hehehe.

Currently I'm reading Wicked :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:15 am (UTC)
Ooh, I happen to enjoy both of those very much. :)
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2008-08-22 08:49 pm (UTC)
I finished reading "Captain Wentworth's Diary" which is another version of Jane Austen's novel Persuasion.

Currently reading "Mirror Mirror" by the same guy that wrote "Wicked"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:16 am (UTC)
Ooh, interesting. Was it well written? There's a lot of Jane Austen interpretations out there.

And I haven't read Mirror, Mirror yet, but I have it. That's the Borgia one, right? I really liked Confessions of an Ugly Step Sister too, and Wicked, o course.
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[User Picture]From: heywood417
2008-08-22 08:58 pm (UTC)
Last Book Read: "Seducing the Boys Club" (about being a woman in a man's business world)

Reading: "The Female Brain"

I've been on a weird non-fiction kick lately. The last fiction I read was a couple months ago: "Mirror Mirror" by Gregory Maguire. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:18 am (UTC)
Oh wow, just like the poster above you! That's the one about the Borgia's yes? I have it somewhere. Need to read it one of these days.
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[User Picture]From: kenwalker
2008-08-22 09:10 pm (UTC)
The last one I read was 'Small Favors' by Jim Butcher.

I've started 'The Mirror of Her Dreams' by Stephen R Donaldson but it's going slow. I'm not sure if I'm going to dig it yet or not.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:20 am (UTC)
Did you like the first one you listed? And I hae when I can't get into a book right away. It's rough.
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[User Picture]From: kulczar
2008-08-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
my, we are a well read bunch arn't we?

lessee...currently reading...the Stoner McTavish Series, i'm on book 3. re-read Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett, cause its my favorite book ever...oh and i read Silence of the Lambs, for the first time and it was excellent.

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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2008-08-22 10:17 pm (UTC)
"Silence of the Lambs" WAS great!

"Hannibal" and "Red Dragon" are... FAR less entertaining...
Ill warn you. They are good enough.. but not nearly as fantastic as 'Silence'... "Red Dragon" is so obviously a freshman novel... its blocky, chunky and totally lacking in any physical description of people, more concentrated on the crimes and thats about it. Annoyed the hell out of me. Hehe
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[User Picture]From: lilpenguingurl1
2008-08-22 09:17 pm (UTC)
the last book i read was Pretty Little Mistakes.... i can't remember who it's by currently. it's amazing. it's a choose-your-own-adventure type book for adults!

the current book i'm reading is "My Friend Leonard" by James Frey [he wrote A Million Little Pieces]. it's great so far =]
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:23 am (UTC)
LOL Choose Your Own Adventure?! Dude, that brings me back. I'm definitely checking it out.

And ugh. James Frey. I don't want to read anything he writes because he's a liar. I don't like that. :( Glad to hear it's a good book though, what did he pretend to be this time? A black lawyer from Bangladesh?
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[User Picture]From: ipslore
2008-08-22 09:26 pm (UTC)
Previously: Terry Pratchett's Carpe Jugulum.
Currently: Nothing right now. I'm probably going to start either The Subtle Knife or The Myst Reader, though.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:26 am (UTC)
What's The Myst Reader about? I need to read some Pratchett. Everyone I know really likes his stuff.
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From: shineyredrhinos
2008-08-22 09:43 pm (UTC)
Pretty Little Dirty by Amanda Boyden

Going to start Atonement tonight
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:27 am (UTC)
Ooh, how was the previous? Sounds interesting. I've heard great things about Atonement.
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[User Picture]From: opheliahyde
2008-08-22 09:59 pm (UTC)
I just finished Evernight by Claudia Grey. It is fantastic YA vampire lit that I seriously needed after slogging through Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

I am currently re-reading Tithe by Holly Black because I just got my hands on Ironside, which is the third in the series, and I totally needed to refresh my memory of of the books. I'm also reading The Dark Knight script x]
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:29 am (UTC)
Cool. :) Besides The Dark Knight and Twilight I haven't heard of any of those. lol. I'm adding books to my check out list though.
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-08-22 10:08 pm (UTC)
I am in the middle of Black Dogs by Ursula Vernon, which is really good. I love the characters.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:30 am (UTC)
Cool. :) I'll add it to my list.
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[User Picture]From: geminiwench
2008-08-22 10:12 pm (UTC)
Finished recently:

"Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love" by by Betsy Prioleau, Elizabeth S. Prioleau

"Nothing's Sacred" by Lewis Black

"The Colorado Kid" by Stephen King

Finished yesterday:

"Hells Angels" by Hunter S. Thompson


Actively reading:

"Monsoon" by Wilbur Smith

Which, by the by... is not really very good. But Im trying it because his other books "River God" and "Warlock" were WONDERFUL!

"Peony" by Pearl S. Buck

Which is... SO beautiful. This is only the second book I've read by Buck, and even though Im really not interested in Asia/Asian culture/Asian history,... her stories and characters are captivating, beautiful, honest...

Im also finishing
"The Tin Drum" by Gunter Grass
Im savoring the last 70 pages... but for some reason Im having troubles finding the block of time to slurp up the last pages. Its so poetic and funny and sweeping... it needs full concentration. It deserves full concentration.


Next books on in line:
"Welcome to the Monkey House" by Kurt Vonnegut

But I dont know what else...
I DO have "Kushiel's Dart"... but I hear that although the series is WONDERFUL... that the first book is slow getting into,.. so I've been putting it off. I also have 'Eye of the World' by Robert Jordan.. figuring I can commune with my nerd friends more easily if I started that series.. hehe. See if they are really as good as all those fantasy dorks say;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-08-23 12:32 am (UTC)
Damn! You added pictures! That's hardcore. And Kushiel's Dart is definitely slow geting into, but it's so worth it. :) I think you'd like it.
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