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Old 12-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #14881
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I just read another very 'affecting' creative non-fiction piece from "In Fact - The Best of Creative Nonfiction" - http://www.amazon.com/Fact-Best-Crea...ive+nonfiction

Shunned by Meredith Hall - a girl who made the mistake of ending up pregnant in 1965 and the effect on her entire life.

It is the lead in her book "Without a Map: A Memoir" and you can preview at Amazon if interested: http://www.amazon.com/Without-Map-Me...5744248&sr=1-1

admittedly I've only read the first three pieces from "In Fact" but two of those were - punch you in the gut good and the third was very close. I'll let you know how the rest hold up as I read them, but am switching between many different books, pieces, articles, genres constantly at the moment.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #14882
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #14883
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:32 AM   #14884
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(The worst offence, as far as I got, was a sentence of dialog starting "Thee will ..." )

Now I'm reading the third book of the Petaybee series by Ann McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Power Play.
Well, I've read all three books, but I don't think I'll bother with the next triology in this series. No real sense of peril, and one completely inexplicable transformation (essentially fantasy in a SF setting) makes this a poor series for me.

Next up: What Entropy Means to Me by George Alec Effinger. Good grief! I bought this one back in August 2005.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:13 AM   #14885
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Next up: What Entropy Means to Me by George Alec Effinger. Good grief! I bought this one back in August 20005.
You read a lot of science fiction books. Is it the only genre you read?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #14886
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You read a lot of science fiction books. Is it the only genre you read?
I read mystery novels too, some historical novels, and even the occasional romance. And fantasy, of course. I read classics (Austen, Dickens, Kipling, Dumas, ...) every so often, but not much this year.

I don't read much "general" fiction.


[Edit: And if you follow the links in my signature, you can see every book I've read over the past three years, and find out if I'm fooling myself when I say I read other stuff!]
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:32 AM   #14887
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Next up: What Entropy Means to Me by George Alec Effinger. Good grief! I bought this one back in August 2005.
I have always liked his writing, especially his Marîd Audran Series. I always wonder what else he could have written if he had not died at such an early age.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:53 AM   #14888
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Finished Second Shift and now reading Catching Santa. I don't like it that much, and I am not sure if I am going to finish that one. I try to read 2-3 chapters more before I decide what to do...
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #14889
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #14890
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Just 3/4 through the Wool Omnibus... It's keeping my interest but not on the edge of my seat. Seems a bit transparent at times, but that's ok. I like the premise if not the reality.


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Old 12-18-2012, 09:42 AM   #14891
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[Edit: And if you follow the links in my signature, you can see every book I've read over the past three years, and find out if I'm fooling myself when I say I read other stuff!]
LOL, I believe you. It's just that you're posts in this thread made me think sci-fi is all you read
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:17 AM   #14892
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If someone tells me how to upload books, I have 30ish Assimov books 6 foundation ones.Any good?
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:28 AM   #14893
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #14894
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I've just finished "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen. Actually I've just finished proofing it for the MR library. I'd never read it before - wow, what a great book! A surprisingly modern story for something written 200+ years ago. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #14895
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Haven't updated here in a while. I recently finished both The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern. Both of them were excellent, my first 5 star reads this year so far at Goodreads, although if pressed I would probably say the Halpern book was my favorite because of how hilarious it was.

Now I am reading No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Mark Owen. About 18% in and it's a breezy read so far. I expect to finish it in the next day or so.
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