"I am always happy to take credit where blame is due."--John Davis Frain
Genuine Fraud by e.lockhart is top of the stack this morning.
I'm midway through In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
I'm gradually reading Wallace Stegner's essays in his book "Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West."
I'm reading "The Case of the Missing Marquess" by Nancy Springer.
Re-reading Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. Read it once for entertainment value, now reading it to deconstruct it and learn. He makes such a rich world in so few words.
A Long December, by Richard Chizmar. Good stuff all around in these stories.
WARNING, WARNING Will Robinson...Fire and FuryThis is NOT a political statement. I am NOT wearing a pussy hat, I am NOT drinking Diet Coke, I am NOT eating a Big Mac.It's coffee and Golden Oreos for now.
Doomsday book. And Scriptures.
Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson - it’s longRe-reading Robin Hobb’s - on Assassin’s Quest- more for study of craft hereMy latest revisions. Nearly there. Maybe.
Glass Houses by Louise Penny--when I have to step back from book proposal revisions.
Splitting time between "The Angel's Game", by C.R.Zafon. (In preparation for a road trip to Barcelona.) "Eats, shoots & Leaves. by L. Truss. (again) A present from Stacia, one of my five sisters.Happy page turning all. Cheers Hank.
A Lover's Discourse: Fragments by Barthesflashback reading A Wrinkle In Time
City of Endless Night by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Pendergast and D'Agosto back together again. Nothing better. I love, love, love this series!
I'm going back and forth between The Dark Tower and Three Dark Crowns. Also listening to War of the Worlds.You know, listed out, my reading is a lot darker than I realized.
Well, because I like to scare myself to death I am reading Cascadia's Fault-The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America by Jerry Thompson.And then to break from the terror, I Will Find You by Detective Lt. Joe Kenda.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
For the life of me, I can't decide if that expression is a "yow, these are great" or "yow, what were you guys thinking?"I am finishing The Kite Runner. I must be the last person on Earth to read it.
"Burning Bright" I need a day or two of escapist stuff to get reset for the political shit fan of next week.
Thunderhead, by Neal Shusterman.Gary Stothers: The Case of the Missing Marquess is on my TBR pile.
The Last Letter finally made it to the top of my TBR pile. Written by our own Susan Pogorzelski.
I just binged the first five books of the Throne of Glass series by Sara J. Maas. I'm impatiently waiting for book six from my local library.
Alternating between Gone Girl and writing. I've discovered if I have an audiobook going I get more housework done because I'll keep going til the end of the chapter. Down with a sore throat today but that is coming in handy for catching up.Hank - I love Eats, Shoots & Leaves!Timothy - I haven't read The Kite Runner either, though I've had it for ages. Let me know if it's any good.
I'm listening to Beryl Markham's West with the Night in between mad study sessions in which I try to learn about infections, antibiotics, and shock (oh my!).
I haven't read Kite Runner either, but I have read Fire and Fury.
Patrick Lee's The Breach (because of the recommendations here) and the February submission for my novel writing group.
Cynthia, You have to give it a good 70 pages. It takes a while to develop. But very, very worth it.I am about 20 pages from the end but haven't been able to concentrate worth a Damn this week to finish.
I'm reading books for the preliminary round of a contest. I'm on book #3. So far, so good.
Brandon Sanderson, "Oathbringer"Kristen Britain, "The High King's Tomb" (re-read)The Albuquerque Journal (I don't live in ABQ, but I prefer newspapers to relying solely on the internet, and we don't have TV.)
High marks for The Kite Runner.Tonight, I'll finish reading Stone Cold, the C.J. Box version. If someone told me there were a half-dozen books named Stone Cold, I'd bet the over.But currently, I'm editing someone's shitty first draft of Chapter 55. Okay, it's mine, you saw right through that.
Timothy,Nope. I also haven't read The Kite Runner. I've been meaning to read it for years but was put off by this fear of having The Goldfinch experience again. Ya know, the one where you already knew by page 30 that you're not exactly digging the novel but you plod on just to say that you finished it. (By the way, it's not the novel's fault, it's my hoi polloi reading taste LOL)
I too have not read The Kite Runner. I also have no interest in reading it.
I have yet to read THE KITE RUNNER, but I have read A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS by the same author. On the basis of that, I'm looking forward to THE KITE RUNNER. Beautiful writing.I'm currently reading CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling). And I'm enjoying it. :)
My wife's flight schedule to figure out when she needs to be at the airport.These blog comments.My carefully curated list of comics, online and in the local paper.Beta reader's feedback on my WiP.Eventually, I'll get to some fiction. I think the next thing on the pile is something called "Wereduck," which I picked up on a whim.
Cecilia: :-) The Goldfinch wasn't for me, but I'm adding a plug for The Kite Runner. It's wonderful.
I'm being forced to travel home because I am on furlough. Thanks politicians! So I am working on my next novel! Silver lining, I guess.
The Diary of Emma LeConte When the World Ended and Voyager by Diana Gabaldon.
I just finished Lolita for book club and after I take a good hot shower to get the icky feeling out of my spine I will cleanse my brain with something from the fantasy department.
Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell.
The Breach by Patrick Lee. Hard to put down.
Reading WONDER. A little late to the game, but was waiting to read it with a fickle 9yo who decided to skip around since it was her second time reading it. The book packs a wallop for me since my first-born was missing a chunk of his lip and gum when he was born.
Kindle: "A Treacherous Curse" by Deanna Raybourn. This is book 3 in the Veronica Speedwell cozy series. Deanna Raybourn wrote the Lady Julia Grey series. This is another Victorian era series and has an "intrepid adventuress" (and lepidopterist) as the heroine.Print: "The Erth Dragons: Dark Wyng" by Chris D'Lacey (book 2 in the series). This is an MG series Jeckle loves. When the kids get a book they love they always get me to read it as well because they want to share the enjoyment (which is wonderful, although it makes it hard to get to my own TBR pile!). It's a really good series but the thing I found most odd was all the dragons' names start with the same letter. I guess a good example of when breaking the rules works. I struggled at first trying to keep track of all the dragons but Jeckle said he had no problems at all and wasn't sure why I did. Maybe kids are better at that than adults!Non-fiction: "What Every Body is Saying" by Joe Navarro. The author is "a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors". Writing cozies I want to add more non-verbal clues (and red herrings) and also just improve the visceral reactions in my writing.
I'm reading Scarlett by Marissa Meyer, the second book in her Lunar Chronicles (YA). It's not nearly as good as the first book in the series, Cinder, but it's a quick enough read that I don't mind.I'm also beta reading a friend's novel set in a small town in Iowa. A study in contrasts, for sure.
Oops. Typo. Scarlet.
Denise Minam Exile - The second in the Garnethill seriesSara Paretsky, Double Indemnity -The first V.I. Warshawski novelSaminn Nosrat, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - Nonfiction work about the art of cookingAngie Thomas, The Hate You Give - YA book, hopefully the first of many by this author
So many good books on here, many I love, others I want to read.I'm beta reading a Reider's book.Also reading Find Your Whistle, by Chris Ullman, 4-time international whistling champion. It's a nice memoir about finding your best life. I've known Chris since early young adult book group days in DC (translation - a looong time), when he first started his whistling quest. Didn't know he was writing a book. Loving it!
Rereading Vanity Fair while I wait to get to the library or for DH to finish The Power of Silence. Just finished Crossing to Safety by William Stegner. I tend to reread stuff when brain tired, and I just finished a huge project at work, in addition to working my first draft into a contest entry, (and being 21 weeks pregnant) so there's a decent chance I'll move on to Austen to round out the month. Or Laura Ingalls Wilder. My TBR pile might need to wait until February. Lots of you are reading things on my list, which makes me want them now.
Janet Reid has read Fire and Fury. We have something in common. My life is complete.
I'm late to the party, but I am knee-deep in Game of Thrones. So far, it deserves the hype.
Malice by Keigo Higashino.
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