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Old 11-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #14536
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Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser (really good so far, very absorbing)

Storm Front by Jim Butcher (first book in The Dresden Files, enjoying it)
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #14537
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Third Palahniuk title this year: this time Invisible Monsters.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:39 AM   #14538
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I read Neil Gaiman's wonderful Coraline. Terrific book! Imaginative. Happy. Funny. Scary Here's what Gaiman himself said about it:

"It's the strangest book I've written, it took the lingest time to write, and it's the book I'm proudest of.'"

I see why he feels that way.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #14539
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Some of my recent reads:

"Last Seen Wearing" by Colin Dexter.

"Off With His Head" by Ngaio Marsh

"The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn" by Colin Dexter

"The Curse of the Pharaohs" by Elizabeth Peters
STOP! My to read list is long enough. Could you start with Last Seen Wearing... or should you really read the first one first?

I also just bought 11/22/63 by King... seeing how it dropped below $10 in the Kindle store.

But, still on book two of A Game of Thrones.

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #14540
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One I just remembered I also read when I was away on holiday, and thoroughly enjoyed: Brandon Sanderson's "Warbreaker". This is a standalone fantasy and, as with all of Sanderson's books, has an ingenious magic system and strong world-building (which people tend to either love or hate - I very much like it).
I'm glad to hear you liked it, but I am not sure what it is about that book, I have started it twice and still not been able to get beyond the prologue. I normally really like his books (reading The Gathering Storm right now) so I am not sure what it is. Maybe I just need to give it a couple more chapters to get drawn in. I may try again next year.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #14541
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STOP! My to read list is long enough. Could you start with Last Seen Wearing... or should you really read the first one first?
Reading "Last Seen Wearing" in isolation would be no problem at all.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #14542
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Just started: Analog SFF, December 2012 by Dell Magazine Authors.
Well, actually I find I started Asimov's SF, December 2012 by Dell Magazine Authors.

Which was an above-average issue. Now I am reading the Analog.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #14543
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I also just bought 11/22/63 by King... seeing how it dropped below $10 in the Kindle store.
I'll be getting 11/22/63 as well. Sounds really good!! It will be my first time reading an 800+ paged book
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:52 AM   #14544
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I'm glad to hear you liked it, but I am not sure what it is about that book, I have started it twice and still not been able to get beyond the prologue. I normally really like his books (reading The Gathering Storm right now) so I am not sure what it is. Maybe I just need to give it a couple more chapters to get drawn in. I may try again next year.
I found it a slow start, too, but I stuck with it, and I'm pleased that I did. It really picks up after the first couple of chapters.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #14545
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I just finished Master and Margarita the other day. I admit I didn't catch half of the subtleties. It needs many rereadings, I suppose.

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Finished the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb, 3 books. It was a good series.
I'm about to finish it, too.

Right now I'm at the first pages of Memories of Hadrian (Marguerite Yourcenar). And I want to read Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, I've never read John Le Carré before. Those who did, how is the book?
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:47 PM   #14546
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It's not an easy read, but it repays the effort it takes. I've read almost all Le Carre's books; excellent author.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:49 PM   #14547
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Some of my recent reads:

"Last Seen Wearing" by Colin Dexter.


"Off With His Head" by Ngaio Marsh

"The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn" by Colin Dexter

"The Curse of the Pharaohs" by Elizabeth Peters
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STOP! My to read list is long enough. Could you start with Last Seen Wearing... or should you really read the first one first?

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Sigh. It's been years since I read the Morse books, but now you've gone and done it. I'm going to have to go back and read them. They were excellent, even better than the series, and that's saying a lot.

And the Elizabeth Peters books. My wife has read them all, but I've somehow never gotten in to them. Time to give them another try.

While we're at it, may I suggest the R. D. Wingfield Inspector Frost books? They're available in the UK on Kindle, but NOT in the US, unfortunately, or I'd buy some. I remember reading them 20 years ago and being quite pleased with them.

(This thread is the pits for those of us trying to control our eBook habit!)
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #14548
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #14549
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Sigh.

(This thread is the pits for those of us trying to control our eBook habit!)
This thread is the pits for those of us wanting to enjoy finishing reading the book we're reading without dipping into what others are reading and then researching the titles and prices and discounts and library availability etc and feeling most unsettled about wanting to get and read those books now!!!

(Long drawn out convoluted sentence is an indicator of frustration and overwhelm at authors/books yet to read ..... sigh .....)
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #14550
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Good to hear that you have really broken your Fast .

I'm finishing up In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, and am in a quandry what to move on to next. The choice is between:

Wolf Hall: Bring Up the Bodies - Hilary Mantel
The Twelve - Justin Cronin
Monster Hunter Legion - Larry Correia
Rabbit, Run - John Updike

Bit of an eclectic mix, I know. Will have to see what kind of mood I'm in when I finish the Capote.
Thanks Orlok. It really is good to be reading "full time" again.

Going strictly by title (as I know nothing about the books nor the authors) I would suggest Monster Hunter Legion.
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