What Are You Reading Now.

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  1. D.Clarke

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    A Thesaurus. The Moby Dick of Thesauruses. It has portion in it called 'Thematic lists' listing everything from Metals, to cars, to birds, to elements, to gods and goddess etc. I'm basically going through these lists, learning each category. I believe I'm doing types of cars and boats right now.
     
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    Wenjack, a novella by Joseph Boyden. Part of the story is in the POV of a young boy who is running away from Indian residential school. The other POV is that of the Manitous, the spirit of the forest following him. Very distinctive voice, unlike anything I've read before.
     
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    Currently reading between the lines.
     
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    Hardey hardey har.
     
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    Trying to finish "Beren and Luthien" so that I can throw myself at Mary Renault's "The King Must Die".
     
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    Re-reading Ellison's Invisible Man. It's a lot funnier than I remember it being? Like not laugh out loud funny but just sort of subtly snarky. Never picked up on that the first time around so I'm glad I've revisited it.
     
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    Finished Hyperion last night. Loved it in places, found it droll in others, and definitely anti-climactic. Been aiming to read 4 books a month, and thats my first. So now I've picked up 'The Fall' by Camus and gonna blast through those 89 pages by supper.
     
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    The Book of Dust - enjoying it so far!

    Rgds
     
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    I gave up on "The Terror" and am now working on "Ready Player One".
     
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    You're living my dream.
     
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    The Hellbound Heart By Barker. Pretty damn good so far. :)
     
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    Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer
     
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    Flying the storm by cs arnott . It was a freebie on Amazon, distopian sci fi, it's okay but not amazing. I shall probably give it three stars
     
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    Read it many years ago in my Barker phase.;)
     
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    Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines. Interesting mix of superhero story and zombie apocalypse.
     
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    I'm just beginning The Lost Fleet: Dauntless by Jack Campbell. It's pretty daunting. I'm hoping it lives up to its title and becomes dauntless before the end. However, I have become aware that it is merely the first book in a colossal waste of time an ambitious series on my bedside table, so who knows? I first heard of this book from somebody on this forum, but I forget who. It had better be good, though, or I will hunt you down and poke you with whatever is at hand. Probably a Cheeto. :D
     
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    Oh no! Please don't poke me repeatedly with Cheetos in the mouth, all while giving me time to chew and swallow them! That's my greatest weakness!
     
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    Ready Player One.

    Interesting in that so far it's almost all telling, exposition and backstory and I'm a half dozen chapters in. Yet it's a best selling sensation.

    Fascinating.
     
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    A terrible book written by a terrible person.

    The concept is somewhat interesting, horribly executed poorly by this person and encourages what amounts to mental abuse.

    Naturally, I'm already writing a short story of my own, now. However it will not be inspired by this piece of garbage, but by a a show that is well written and that I enjoy.

    Now I just need to get through this book, so I can make my review in good conscience
     
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    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    I think I'm on a bit of a horror spell. Just finished The Cipher by Kathe Koja (sufficiently creepy body horror) and I've got a list of about a dozen horror titles I want to read before year's end.
     
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    That book should be called: Ready Player One: Info dump from an 80s toilet. :p

     
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    Paperboy- Vince Vwater
    its a "children's book" but it comes highly recommended for the stutterers in my group young and old.
     
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    That's funny because that's about how I felt about it. Maybe not the toilet but I lost interest and have started Russian Roulette by David Corn and Michael Isikoff instead.

    Ready Player One partial review: I got through the first challenge where the protag gets the copper key (not really a spoiler, of course he was going to get it). And it had nothing making me feel any emotion about it. His life really isn't at risk and that's how it felt. Maybe there was a tiny bit of clever game playing, but it was tiny, nothing that made one feel the character fit the hero role.

    I did like the world, the stacks sounded interesting, going to school as an avatar, and a few other things.

    In short, nothing there creating reader investment. I may or may not finish it, probably not, and instead I'll see the movie when it's out on DVD.
     
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    I've been devouring short stories recently, anything I can get my hands on. I've been really enjoying these Best American Short Stories collections. They have a ton of wonderful pieces, and there's a tremendous variety of style, content, form, etc. within each volume.
     
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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.
     

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