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What are you reading right now - the difficult 2nd book?

Posted by Daltons chin dimple on Friday, December 13, 2013

We had one of these threads before somewhere. Sure Mal or Goits will remember.

7/8ths through the 6th Jack Reacher. I wanted to dislike these books after my mate kept going on about them, but they are actually addictive and perfect for short bursts of reading on the train or in bed.

Just downloaded the final ever Clancy.

Then I have William Boyd's Bond effort on the Kindle to sample.

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Here's what I've been reading since about this time last month (if it's in red, I'm still working on it):

Asimov, Isaac. "The Fun They Had." (reread)
---. "The Immortal Bard."
---. "Someday." (reread)
---. "The Ugly Little Boy."
Brackett, Leigh. Follow the Free Wind.
Cameron, W. Bruce. A Dog's Purpose.
Caniff, Milton. The Complete Terry and the Pirates: 1934-1936.
Cowdrey, Albert E. "Death Must Die."
Howard, Robert E. "The Black Stone."
Lovecraft, H.P. "The Terrible Old Man."
---. "Dagon." (reread)
---. "The Colour Out of Space." (rereading)
Oates, Joyce Carol. "Night-Side."
O'Connor, Flannery. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." (reread)
Trollope, Anthony. He Knew He Was Right.

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 Do you still have public libraries in the US?

Either there, or a good 2nd hand bookshop would be a good base for you?

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We still have public libraries. 

Jubbers and I have somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 books. It's most of what we own. It's the thing that makes moving the most difficult for us.

We're probably going to start selling off some of our books. We could use the money, and we could use time and space it would save when it's time to move.

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 You could try a pop-up 2nd hand bookshop?

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We have those, too. They're pretty small when they're closed, but they're a lot bigger when they're open.

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 PS- you got a Kindle??

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*spitake*

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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I don't have a Kindle. Those things cost a fortune. I do, however, have the Kindle app for my PC. It cost me nothing. 

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 Just read the most recent Temeraire book, which I mistakenly thought was the last Temeraire book. If I had known it would stop in the middle of a fucking battle with Napoleon, I would have waited until the next one came out. Dammit.

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 You just made me Google Temeraire.

Might have to give them a try.......

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 They're pretty interesting if you like alternate history ... But at times they can be that dry. Still, dragons!

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I found the Anno Dracula books quite hard going after a while.  About the only alternate history tales I have spent any time on.

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I'm writing an alternate history western. It is devoid of any trace of Horso.

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I'm never falling for that lie again.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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I ain't readin' shit.

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How do you do that?  Cut it in half and count the rings?

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Don't make the mistake of cutting it in half lengthwise. 

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 Makes it seem younger.

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