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What BOOK are you reading right now?

 
 
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2019 01:38 pm
@hightor,
The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat by Eric Haseltine
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2019 01:52 pm
@glitterbag,
Your post reminded me of my visit to Moscow. Did you know that their subway stations are really beautiful and each one is unique? https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?hspart=pty&hsimp=yhs-pty_converter&param2=59b60d0b-7323-44a1-abc2-1f111a0429b0&param3=converter_~US~appfocus1&param4=g-ccc3-lp0-cp_1744376776-bb8-sfnt~Safari~photos+of+moscow+subway+stations+near~D41D8CD98F00B204E9800998ECF8427E&param1=20190529&p=photos+of+moscow+subway+stations+near&type=1744376776 Our tour director took us to a subway station, and took us on a short ride. I'm glad we had that experience. I think on that trip, it was a cruise on the Volga River from Moscow to St Petersburg.
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Eliusa
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2019 11:37 am
@littlek,
https://youtu.be/whhbMgt3kC4

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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2019 01:52 pm
World Without End, Amen by Jimmy Breslin

NYPD officer having some issues, heads to Ireland. One of the few Breslin fictionals, he usually wrote non-fiction. Written and set in the early 1970s.

Here's the Kirkus review - www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jimmy-breslin-4/world-without-end-amen-2/


Warning: the book has liberal usage of the offensive N-word
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Eliusa
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2019 08:11 am
I would love to read your reviews of this newly published creation that I am in love with...It's called storybook: bedtime Tales for grave Snatchers with the pen name Tommy Richards...
And I had never read horror books before...
But this one is like watching a movie...
Tommy was just interviewed by Rick Bratton...so please let me know. Thanks
revbish
 
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Reply Sun 15 Sep, 2019 09:05 pm
@Eliusa,
The Reivers by William Faulkner
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 15 Sep, 2019 11:36 pm
Stephen King's The Institute. It's one of his better books.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2019 02:42 am
@roger,

i've got that one in the on deck circle.

currently working on Howard Stern Comes Again...
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Mon 16 Sep, 2019 05:34 am
"L'amica geniale" by Elena Ferrante. I'm at the end of tome 2, 2 more to go... It's a saga about two girl friends growing up in Napoli. The books have been a huge success in Europe and a TV series is being made out of them. There's some mystery about who the author is.

Yes it's chicklit, but it's good chicklit.
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Rain-Able
 
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Reply Mon 23 Sep, 2019 12:15 am
@littlek,
Right now I'm reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. This book is becoming my favorite.. lots of culture and plot twist.
Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 24 Sep, 2019 04:19 am
@Rain-Able,
The Kite Runner is on my wish list. Do tell if you liked it.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 3 Oct, 2019 07:56 am
@Olivier5,
Currently reading Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang, four Nebula awards, four Hugo awards winning author. Contains the short story that was adapted into Arrival.

Previously read...
Charles Stross, The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files, #7)
Nina Stribbe. Man at the Helm
Rob Dircks, You're Going to Mars!
Aminder Dhaliwal, Woman World
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Wed 9 Oct, 2019 09:43 am
Moving on to the third tome of "L'amica geniale" by Elena Ferrante.

Found this mildly interesting, if you cut through the posturing (James Joyce, really?):

WHAT THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES CALL THEIR FAVORITE BOOKS
https://bookriot.com/2019/10/09/2020-democratic-candidates-favorite-books/
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Rebelofnj
 
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Reply Fri 8 Nov, 2019 06:31 pm
I finally finished The Way of Kings: Book 1 of the Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.

After an exciting prologue, it started going slow until getting real good halfway through. I couldn't stop reading once I got to the last 200 pages, with the main characters getting involved with a major battle.

With that finished, I'm going for a more simple read. I'm currently reading Miramont's Ghost by Elizabeth Hall. It is about a young clairvoyant in 19th century France.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2019 02:52 pm
I'm rereading Sons and Lovers. I very much liked it in college. We'll see if my perspective has changed.
hightor
 
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Reply Sat 9 Nov, 2019 02:58 pm
"The Economist's Hour" by Binyamin Appelbaum

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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 03:43 pm
@Roberta,
How's Lawrence holding up? In high school I recall being entranced by the prose in that book, the descriptions of the weather and the countryside. Somehow I don't think I'd find it nearly as captivating today. Have you read much Hardy?
Roberta
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2019 03:49 pm
@hightor,
The prose is captivating. I'm less entranced by the descriptions of the weather and countryside than I am with the depth and complexity of the characters.

So far I'm not disappointed. Some rereads have been a let-down. The book is the same, but I'm not.
hightor
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2019 03:25 am
@Roberta,
Essay on Lawrence HERE.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 22 Nov, 2019 02:09 pm
@hightor,
Thanks for the essay. I read most of it.

I was ultimately disappointed in the book. However, I can see why it appealed to me when I was younger. Now all the confused and contradictory emotions made me a little impatient. However, the passion and strong feelings are there, irrational though they may be.

The writing creates a brilliant picture of place. Not sorry I reread it. Age can restructure perception.
 

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