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#2032625 - 08/10/15 03:51 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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I'm about 3 chapters in to 'Go Set A Watchman'.
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#2032627 - 08/10/15 03:54 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Overseer - Jonathan Rabb...hard to put down
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#2034151 - 08/18/15 12:16 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Skittles, what did you think of Go Set a Watchman?
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#2034152 - 08/18/15 12:20 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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I'm still trying to plod my way through. According to my kindle I'm about 73% into it and I hope I can finish. I think it's really bad, unfortunately, and after I loved To Kill A Mockingbird.
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#2034166 - 08/18/15 12:52 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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My thoughts exactly, also struggled to get through it. It should never have been published IMO.

While I understand the era in which it was written the racist language was so extreme. Between that and the poor writing in general, it was such a disappointment.
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#2034167 - 08/18/15 12:58 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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The Last Exile - don't recall the author, compelling read set in England about a former police officer who believes he has been recruited by the government to find illegal immigrants and have them deported - only to see each of the killed by the "immigration" officers...
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#2034169 - 08/18/15 01:02 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Moving Day, Jonathan Stone
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#2034172 - 08/18/15 01:04 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! Skittles
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Originally Posted By Skittles
I'm still trying to plod my way through. According to my kindle I'm about 73% into it and I hope I can finish. I think it's really bad, unfortunately, and after I loved To Kill A Mockingbird.


you should follow my rule - I give a book to page 100, if I struggle at that point, the book goes away. life is too short to read bad books, regardless of the author.
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#2034173 - 08/18/15 01:08 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Finally started Finders Keepers by Stephen King, who is recommending Last Words by Michael Koryta so that's my next one. Never heard of him but it sounds really good.
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#2034188 - 08/18/15 01:42 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Currently reading "Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" - really well written, very pretty turns of phrase.


I picked this up by accident and was very glad that I did.

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#2034198 - 08/18/15 02:09 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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It's great, isn't it! I read something like that, and it gives me hope when I'm slogging through something I thought I would enjoy and just don't.

Currently reading (listening to) Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews - the new Kate Daniels book came out last week so I am warming up with this one first. These do NOT fall into the 'thought I would enjoy / don't' category, btw.

Alert - for Temeraire fans - the new (final) book will be out in May 2016 and Amazon's already taking pre-orders.
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#2034206 - 08/18/15 02:24 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Originally Posted By E.G.B.
Currently reading (listening to) Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews - the new Kate Daniels book came out last week so I am warming up with this one first.


Thanks for the reminder about the new one being out. I love this series but had somehow lost track of the new release and didn't get it pre-ordered.
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#2034345 - 08/18/15 07:46 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Day Four by Sarah Lotz. Not sure if I will cruise again.
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#2034355 - 08/18/15 07:59 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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The Myth of You & Me (Lisa Stewart) recommended by Book Bub and it is a really cool read. Story of tow friends that lose each other after college and find their way back.

Also dying to read the new Lisa Scottoline - Accused
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#2040815 - 09/28/15 12:49 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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just finished Black Mass - yes, the movie is based on the book. book was originally published in 2000, has been updated to include additional results from trials...very intense, and shows what happens when using the ends to justify the means
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#2040831 - 09/28/15 02:00 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Loving the "Throne of Glass" series. Also listening to another Connie Willis time travel book, "Blackout".
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#2041050 - 09/28/15 09:10 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Just completed "All the light we cannot see" by Doerr. Thought provoking....
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#2041698 - 09/30/15 08:49 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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I'm nearly through Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder series. I'm on book #15 - Hope to Die.

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#2041727 - 09/30/15 09:21 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Independence Day - Ben Coes...a Dewey Andreas novel...
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#2041816 - 10/01/15 01:58 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! HappyGilmore
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"All the Light We Cannot See." I read it before it hit the best sellers list and thought it was okay, but not great. Then, I had so many people tell me it was wonderful that I read it again. My opinion improved somewhat on some specific points, but I discovered that the shifts between subjects and time frames was dizzying if you did not read it in large blocks of time. I have a finer appreciation for quality of writing and plot structure, but would give it no better than a 7 or 8 out of 10 and the overall plot is less than believable.
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#2041874 - 10/01/15 03:43 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly.

I had no idea Patton died in a suspicious manner.
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#2042193 - 10/02/15 04:45 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! TB 12
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Violating my own rule about reading the books in the order they hit my list. Someone handed me "The Martian" this morning. Daughter wants to see the movie, so I will read the book now. Yes, I have the therapist on speed dial in case this out of order thing on TRID weekend just sends me right over the edge.

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#2042230 - 10/02/15 06:08 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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Hawke - Ted Bell
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#2042291 - 10/02/15 07:54 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! E.E.G.B
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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
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#2042301 - 10/02/15 08:10 PM Re: What are you Reading - 2014! Elwood P. Dowd
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Ken - I was fascinated by the way her dad taught her to "see". I did read it in large chunks of time so the time shifts didn't bother me. Language a bit flowery for my taste. It kind of took me into the world of a blind girl for bit....
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