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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Sun Jan 05, 2020 01:03 pm

Hounded by Kevin Hearne. Part 1 of the Druid Chronicles. Light easy read, quite funny.

Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell. Another short read. Gaiman-esque and enjoyable.

Grinding through Alan Bennett's Keeping On Keeping On.

The last two are somewhat hard to read. Bennett's is a diary so I'll guess a light hand by an editor. Lots of sentences that could be read multiple ways, and no helpful punctuation. Cornell doesn't like commas and ambiguous pronouns are the rule, so was not a smooth read. The story was good enough to keep me going, though.

Action At A Distance (Aaronovitch). Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would like graphic novels. Until Peter Grant.

Both of Stevyn Colgan's novels (A Murder to Die For and The Diabolical Club) on audiobook (after having read the print versions). Waiting for Cockerings.

Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi audiobook, narrated by Grover Gardiner. This is one of my favorite books. It needs the right voice to capture both Twain's dry wit and the factual parts of the book without being dull or snarky. I really liked Nick Offerman's narration of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, too.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Catch-up » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:07 pm

I've read a couple of good books recently.

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas. I don't usually read memoirs, but I'm so glad I grabbed this one! There's so much about our immigration laws that I'm completely ignorant on. This was an eye opener. He actually spoke at Thing 1's college. I was hoping to make it, but had the plague. :roll:

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher. This was a horror story, but it also had great humor. I was giggling by page 4. And the way the story unfolded was unexpected. Really enjoyed it!

Right now I'm reading How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse. It starts with a seed of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale and launches into a future world sci fi story. I grabbed this on a whim at the library. I almost took it back without reading it, because sci fi isn't really my thing. But, I needed something to read one day and tried it. Love the way it's written! It almost feels like a Doctor Who episode.

And, like Carol, I'm working my way through the Rivers of London graphic novels. They're awesome!! They're also my first graphic novels.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby steeljam » Sun Feb 16, 2020 08:52 pm

Just got my hands on the new Ben Aaronovitch novel, False Values, after a signing at the local library.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phazedout » Sun Feb 16, 2020 09:44 pm

Just finished book 2 of the first law trilogy by #Joe Ambercrombie. May move on to book 3 or rummage thorugh my analog and asimovs backlog
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