What are you reading...2013 edition!

Posted By: Sci_Comply

What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/11/13 08:57 PM

I saw a commercial for the new City of Bones movie and heard that it was based on a book series. I borrowed the first book in the Mortal Instruments series and am already half-way through it! It's pretty good and since I've seen the trailer, I don't have preconceived notions about what the characters look like. laugh
Posted By: Loralie

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/11/13 09:30 PM

My daughter started reading those- she got about half way through the 1st book and decided that it might give her nightmares. She was given the whole series though so we'll see.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/11/13 09:39 PM

Gena Showalter's next Angels of the Dark book comes out in February, I preordered that. Then JR Ward's next BDB book comes out in March. THEN the next Lords book (Showalter again--I LOVE how fast she writes!) comes out in July.

Gonna be a steamy year! laugh
Posted By: ItNeverEnds CRCM

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/11/13 09:58 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
Gena Showalter's next Angels of the Dark book comes out in February, I preordered that. Then JR Ward's next BDB book comes out in March. THEN the next Lords book (Showalter again--I LOVE how fast she writes!) comes out in July.

Gonna be a steamy year! laugh


Patiently awaiting everything you just mentioned!!
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/11/13 11:07 PM

John Updike's novel Couples
Posted By: DebL

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/12/13 12:30 AM

Fraud Examiners Manual crazy
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/12/13 01:27 AM

I think I'm going to start Dog Stars next.
Posted By: BBoyd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/12/13 10:44 PM

State of Wonder - Ann Patchett
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/12/13 11:33 PM

Originally Posted By: BBoyd
State of Wonder - Ann Patchett


Oh, that was good.
Posted By: Purple Pride

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 12:37 PM

A Throne of Bones by Vox Day (Sequel to Summa Elvetica)
God's Love by R.C. Sproul
American Legends: The Life of General George Patton
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 01:29 PM

The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald


Probably my favorite novel. A classic!
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 03:25 PM

I haven't read it since HS and another book I am reading keeps referencing it, I just had to re-read it! Loved the movie, too. smile
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 04:39 PM

There's a new Gatsby movie coming out this summer.

I read it in HS and didn't like it at all. Read it a few years later and liked it much better.
Posted By: Bankbb1, PITA

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 04:52 PM

Last year I decided to read Tale of Two Cities again. We were forced, nearly at gun point to read it in HS and I truly despised it. So I decided that perhaps viewed through the window of time, that it would have deeper meaning and that I would better enjoy the lyric that is Dickens' writing....
Nope, still hate that book. laugh
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 04:57 PM

Currently reading Life of Pi, anxiously awaiting the new Kim Harrison and JR Ward. grin

Quote:
I saw a commercial for the new City of Bones movie and heard that it was based on a book series.


I picked up the first book a while back but only got a couple chapters in. It just didn't hold my attention.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 05:46 PM

I need to figure out if I can squeeze in a reread before JRW's next release!
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 06:20 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
I need to figure out if I can squeeze in a reread before JRW's next release!


That's my plan for the part of March between Frost Burned and Lover at Last. wink

My anticipated release lineup is:
1/22 - Kim Harrison, Ever After
3/5 - Patricia Briggs, Frost Burned
3/26 - JR Ward, Lover at Last
3/26 - Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Rocks the House
Posted By: Loralie

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
3/26 - Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Rocks the House


I own the first 4 books in this series- Didn't realize until last week there were more!!
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 06:53 PM

I downloaded a few book for Morgan the other day and I grabbed a freebie for myself - The Secret Garden.

I am also reading a horror novel I found when I moved. smile

Reading is really not my "thing" so this is big for me and part of my 2013 goals. smile
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/14/13 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca

3/26 - Carrie Vaughn, Kitty Rocks the House


Oh I never finished those... and I can borrow them from the library too! ::adds to list::
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/23/13 02:31 PM

Robert Crais "Suspect"
Patrick Rothfuss "Name of the Wind"

and listening to
Peter Heller "Dog Stars".
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/23/13 02:35 PM

Love Crais!

Currently, Picoult's "Second Glance"
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/23/13 02:46 PM

Kim Harrison, Ever After
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/23/13 02:59 PM

John Barry's "The great influenza pandemic"
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/23/13 03:04 PM

love Crais as well...

Andrew Gross - 15 Seconds
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/23/13 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
Kim Harrison, Ever After


What she said.
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/24/13 02:35 PM

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/24/13 02:41 PM

JRR Tolkein, The Lord of the Rings (one volume collection - currently I'm about 1/3 through Fellowship of the Ring)
Posted By: CB#3

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/24/13 03:18 PM

Qualified Mortgage, Escrow, Appraisal, HEOPA, and Servicing epic novels.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/24/13 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Excess
Qualified Mortgage, Escrow, Appraisal, HEOPA, and Servicing epic novels.
Ditto! although maybe I've been doing this wrong. Since my surgery last week, my days and nights are mixed up - no sleeping going on... Perhaps I should read "The Great Influenza" at work and try these epic novels at home before bedtime....
Posted By: CB#3

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 01/24/13 03:44 PM

You may be on to something. My head almost hits the desk all day, then at night I feel wide awake.
Posted By: kms

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/04/13 09:38 PM

I am about halfway through listening to The Lincoln Lawyer and I was wondering if any of you have read any of Michael Connelly's other books and if they are as good as this one?
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/04/13 10:06 PM

My sister was talking about The Lincoln Lawyer this weekend. It's good, huh? Amazon has it for the Kindle for $4.99 so I have debating reading it or not.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/04/13 10:26 PM

Reading "Name of the Wind" (Patrick Rothfuss) and listening to "Pandemonium" (Lauren Oliver.) Not at the same time. smile
Posted By: kms

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/04/13 10:32 PM

Thanks Sarah, I think I will pick it up at that price. Even though I have it on cd in the car, I would love to read it also. Sometimes they omit parts to make it fit a certain number of cds
Posted By: califgirl

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/04/13 11:50 PM

Love Michael Connelly, especially the Harry Bosch series. Most (maybe all) of his books are set in the L.A. area, so that makes them interesting to me, besides the fact that he knows how to tell a story.

http://www.michaelconnelly.com/

Looking at his website, it looks like I have some catching up to do.
Posted By: Mr. E.

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/05/13 01:15 PM

Michael Connelly is great! Love the Harry Bosch series. I've read every one. I believe that he has written a second "Lincoln Lawyer" book some time ago, (I forget the name)
Posted By: Cowboys Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/05/13 02:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Mr. E.
I believe that he has written a second "Lincoln Lawyer" book some time ago, (I forget the name)

The Brass Verdict is another Mickey Haller book. I bought that one as soon as I finished The Lincoln Lawyer - both were very enjoyable.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/05/13 02:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Cowboys Fan
Originally Posted By: Mr. E.
I believe that he has written a second "Lincoln Lawyer" book some time ago, (I forget the name)

The Brass Verdict is another Mickey Haller book. I bought that one as soon as I finished The Lincoln Lawyer - both were very enjoyable.


Thanks. I will be looking for The Brass Verdict. I'm one that also liked the Lincoln Lawyer.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/05/13 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: MonkEE
I grabbed a freebie for myself - The Secret Garden.


I've always loved, loved, loved that book. It's been years since I've read it. Loved the movie too.
Posted By: kms

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/05/13 03:43 PM

Thanks everyone for your input. Amazon had a deal for the 1st three Harry Bosch books, so I downloaded them last night. Started The Black Echo and am loving it!!
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/05/13 03:49 PM

Picked up a couple of James Lee Burke's from the library last night...don't even remember what they were, but starting one at lunch today...
Posted By: dottiec

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/06/13 04:56 PM

Forgotten by Mariah Stewart
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/06/13 11:33 PM

OK, I have to put in a plug for the series I'm currently listening to.

If you liked Hunger Games, give Lauren Oliver's series (starts with Delirium, Pandemonium is the 2nd, and Requiem is due out in a couple of weeks) a try. They are really good. Pandemonium is better than Delirium and the end of the book had me trapped in my car waiting to see what happened! I can't wait for Requiem now!
Posted By: kms

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/07/13 04:53 PM

One of my son's is reading a series that he says is also similar to the Hunger Games. I believe the first book is Divergent, the second is Insurgent. They are written by Veronica Roth
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/07/13 05:07 PM

Those were pretty good too. Delirium series is better though.
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/11/13 08:37 PM

Two Years before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (yes I know I read weird stuff)

Dana was a Harvard student who, in 1834, thought going to sea might cure his eye problems. The book is his true story of a fairly miserable experience. It's interesting to read his perceptions of California in a time when it still belonged to Mexico, and was very sparsely populated. He later became an attorney and abolitionist.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/11/13 08:41 PM

The Grimm Diaries prequels vol 1-6. An interesting read, but not very well written presently.
Posted By: cbu3

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/11/13 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Two Years before the Mast, by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (yes I know I read weird stuff)

Dana was a Harvard student who, in 1834, thought going to sea might cure his eye problems. The book is his true story of a fairly miserable experience. It's interesting to read his perceptions of California in a time when it still belonged to Mexico, and was very sparsely populated. He later became an attorney and abolitionist.


This sounds like an interesting read! With all of the people leaving California, it might be prophetic as well as historical.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/11/13 08:46 PM

Hard copy - still working through "Name of the Wind."

Audible - "Matched" by Ally Condie.

KINDLE grin - "Vertical Run" by Joseph Garbur. An old favorite. I don't get much Kindle time though because the kids keep stealing it.
Posted By: Elwood P. Dowd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/16/13 02:55 PM

Started on "A Team of Rivals" (the book on which the movie "Lincoln" is based). It reminded me how much I enjoyed reading Shelby Foote's trilogy "Civil War" a few years ago and I switched to that. I started with my paperback copy and realized that my eyes aren't that good anymore. So, I bought it again, downloading it to the Kindle. As it's about 3,000 pages, I'll be busy for awhile. grin
Posted By: Trees

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 02/25/13 06:14 PM

Just finished Beyond the Beautiful Forever, by Katherine Boos. Non-fiction focuing on the lives of certain individuals living in the Mumbai slums. Every once in a while I like to get out of my fiction comfort zone. I usually read accounts of life in Africa or elsewhere. This time it was India. I came across true city slums where we visited Portugal one year. Riding a taxi out of Lisbon there was a virtual village set up along the hillside. Covered in shacks made out of all kinds of materials. I am sure Mumbai was 10 times worse but it takes your breath away to see this for the first time, esp. in a densely populated area. The book is to the point and is easy to read without being too preachy, from the author's perspective. You do get acquainted with a number of people. Boos spent about 3 years living in the area and working on this book. I won;t say too much more but it sheds a rather stark light on just how miserable some poeple's lives are and how, hope as they may, it doesn't appear they can escape their existance.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 03/05/13 03:03 PM

"Requiem" came out today. Cannot wait to start listening to it.
Posted By: RVFlyboy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 03/05/13 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Purple Pride
A Throne of Bones by Vox Day (Sequel to Summa Elvetica)
God's Love by R.C. Sproul
American Legends: The Life of General George Patton

Purple, I'm good friends with Patton's grandson, who lives in the Charleston, SC area. He is a fellow pilot and has some really cool Patton memorabilia in his hangar, including one of Patton's WWII jeeps.
Posted By: RVFlyboy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 03/05/13 09:41 PM

Currently reading and really enjoying "not a fan." by Kyle Idleman. http://www.notafan.com/
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 03/05/13 10:02 PM

With all the heavy duty stuff at the office, I'm going lightweight at home: Clive Cussler's Cressant Dawn.
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 03/05/13 10:41 PM

The Hole in Our Holiness, by Kevin DeYoung
Posted By: #Just Jay

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 03/06/13 12:07 AM

In Cold Blood.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/10/13 06:27 PM

Listening to "Matched" by Allie Conde. Let me just say, Katniss or Tris would eat Casia's lunch. Even Lena is stronger in her first book.
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/10/13 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: califgirl
Love Michael Connelly, especially the Harry Bosch series. Most (maybe all) of his books are set in the L.A. area, so that makes them interesting to me, besides the fact that he knows how to tell a story.

http://www.michaelconnelly.com/

Looking at his website, it looks like I have some catching up to do.


Michael Connelly is the best crime fiction writer in America bar none.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/10/13 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Listening to "Matched" by Allie Conde. Let me just say, Katniss or Tris would eat Casia's lunch. Even Lena is stronger in her first book.


I so agree! Finished the series and it's good to fill in time. Now I CAN WAIT for the final Insurgent book!!
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/10/13 07:01 PM

Have you read the Delirium series? It's pretty good. Not Hunger Games good but I think I liked it better than the Insurgent series. I'm looking forward to the final Insurgent book too.

I'm not sure I'm going to go on with the Matched series. It's going to have to get a LOT better in the 2nd half.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/10/13 07:16 PM

I am about to start Insurgent.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/10/13 08:19 PM

E.B.G, I haven't read Delirium--will check that out. Matched: I trudged through the series. There were some good parts but overall maybe you should check something else out?

Dazey, I think you'll enjoy it. I was trying to not read it until the final book was closer to being released. Now I'll just have to re-read the first two.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/10/13 10:00 PM

Yeah, I am going to finish this one but not planning to read the next. I think you would like Delirium! The 2nd book is particularly good (especially the ending!)

I need to start re-reading The Outlander series. The 8th book is due out at Christmas.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/11/13 11:56 AM

Trollope's: The Palliser Novels
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/11/13 01:14 PM

The 500 - Matthew Quirk...fast paced, had a hard time putting it down

Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva, another in the long line of Gabriel Allon books

A Wanted Man - Lee Child, i think he is just starting to dial it in...
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/15/13 03:25 PM

I finished Insurgent. It was good. Can't wait for the next one.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/15/13 03:28 PM

Red, White, and Blood - Christopher Farnsworth

The ending threw me a major loop, never saw it coming
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/15/13 04:10 PM

Lady Eustace's Diamonds - A Trollope (I am on a Trollope kick)
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/15/13 04:13 PM

I have gotten completely sucked in by the YA series "Beautiful Creatures." In 5 days I've read almost 3 of the 4 books. I say "almost" because I've still got a couple of chapters left in #3. smile
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/18/13 10:00 PM

I've started reading The Host.
Posted By: Peach

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/18/13 10:08 PM

I just finished "The Historian" that was a good one.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/19/13 12:59 PM

I've started reading the Bible like any other book. It's "The Message" translation so works better to read it as a book. Wonder How long it will take?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/19/13 01:12 PM

Just finished Power Down by Brian Coes, now reading Coup d'etat by the same author
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/19/13 02:57 PM

We spent a week in Florida on Sanibel Island last summer, now I am making my way through the Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne White. I just finished North of Havana.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 05:31 PM

Finally finished "Matched." Dear god, what a beating. I thought briefly about the 2nd one, but reading the reviews of 2nd / 3rd on Amazon, it's just more of the same. I think I'll go for the 2nd book in the Pure series instead. At least that is interesting and things happen.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 05:39 PM

Just picked up Damned by Chuck Palahniuk on Saturday. First time in a while that I've actually bought a book. Not sure when I'll actually have a chance to open it up, and should probably finish the couple that I'm in the middle of now first, but I'm still looking forward to it!

Quote:
“Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison,” declares the whip-tongued thirteen-year-old narrator of Damned, Chuck Palahniuk’s subversive new work of fiction. The daughter of a narcissistic film star and a billionaire, Madison is abandoned at her Swiss boarding school over Christmas, while her parents are off touting their new projects and adopting more orphans. She dies over the holiday of a mari­juana overdose—and the next thing she knows, she’s in "heck". Madison shares her cell with a motley crew of young sinners that is almost too good to be true: a cheerleader, a jock, a nerd, and a punk rocker, united by fate to form the six-feet-under version of everyone’s favorite detention movie. Madison and her pals trek across the Dandruff Desert and climb the treacherous Mountain of Toenail Clippings to confront Satan in his citadel. All the popcorn balls and wax lips that serve as the currency of "heck" won’t buy them off.

This is the afterlife as only Chuck Palahniuk could imagine it: a twisted inferno where The English Patient plays on end­less repeat, roaming demons devour sinners limb by limb, and the damned interrupt your dinner from their sweltering call center to hard-sell you "heck". He makes eternal torment, well, simply divine.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 05:42 PM

There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

One morning, the husband returns the boat to their lakeside cottage after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.

Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out.

She motors out a short distance, anchors, puts her feet up, and begins to read her book.

The peace and solitude are magnificent.

Along comes a Fish and Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?'

'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.

'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading.'

'Yes, but I see you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman.

'But I haven't even touched you,' says the Game Warden.

'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.'

'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

MORAL:

Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 06:17 PM

laugh !
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 06:21 PM

::Like::
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
MORAL:

Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.


::waits for Peepers to comment about how said woman should be making him a sammich instead of wasting time reading::
Posted By: Peepers

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 06:55 PM

she should be reading recipes.............for pie
Posted By: bsa nerd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 07:13 PM

I just started Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil this weekend. Recently went on vacation in Savanna GA, loved it and got interested in the history of the town. Has anyone read this book?
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 07:14 PM

Yes, a long time ago, it was pretty strange.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 07:54 PM

It's a good book. Read it last year.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 07:57 PM

read it years ago. meh.....
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 07:59 PM

Read it years ago and really like it. The movie isn't bad either.
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 08:00 PM

I'm finally reading the Dark Swan Series by Richelle Mead. The first one was REALLY hard for me to get into, it took 2-3 tries. Now that I'm finished, I cant wait for my plane time tomorrow to read!
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/22/13 08:08 PM

Have you read Vampire Academy?
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/24/13 10:49 PM

Just started reading Gerald's Game. I honestly can't remember reading it before.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/25/13 12:47 PM

That book gave me nightmares for YEARS. I still can't get into a vehicle after dark without checking the back seat first.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/25/13 12:58 PM

James Dasher, the prequel to the Maze Runner.
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
That book gave me nightmares for YEARS. I still can't get into a vehicle after dark without checking the back seat first.


Yep.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:36 PM

Miracle Cure - Harlan Coben
Posted By: #Just Jay

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:39 PM

Just finished 'In Cold Blood', beginning 'Kite Runner'.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Miracle Cure - Harlan Coben


Is it a Myron Bolitar book, Happy?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:43 PM

It is not...i like his MB books much better than ones he is not in...this is about a research clinic that appears to have a cure for AIDS, and suddenly cured patients and doctors are getting killed...
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:44 PM

Started re-reading Harry Potter with the JuneBug.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:44 PM

Oooh, still sounds good.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:45 PM

it is so far...no idea yet who is behind the killings, 3 good possibilities, and why is still up in the air as well...
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 04/30/13 02:57 PM

I just finished The Host. It was OK. I plan to start The Walking Dead Compendium 2 next.
Posted By: Phoenix

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 02:19 PM

really liked The Scent of Rain and Lightning
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 02:43 PM

Re-reading Harry Potter (up to book 4.)

Just finished David Baldacci "The Forgotten". Total beach read, if you are looking for something for this summer.

Recently read "Off to Be the Wizard", which was fun.

Also went through Josi Kilpack's mystery series that are all named after desserts. They're OK - I liked that she didn't rush the endings and for at least the first 4, I couldn't guess right away who the villain was. They got a little formulaic in the next couple after that, but were still OK reads.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 02:53 PM

Daddy's Girl, by Lisa Scottoline.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 03:50 PM

Finished Gerald's Game and just started Delores Claiborne. I'm excited to find where both books intertwine during the eclipse.
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 04:11 PM

Just started John Sandford's Stolen Prey.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 05:18 PM

Next book will be Mayflower:The Voyage from [censored] by Kevin Jackson.
Posted By: Zer0

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 06:26 PM

Just re-read Under the Dome and now reading Father Brown mysteries and Sherlock Holmes.
Posted By: Zer0

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 06:28 PM

Yeah Gerald's Game is close in my opinion to being one of the scariest King books out.
Posted By: Zer0

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 06:31 PM

I can't wait for Dan Brown's Inferno to come out!
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 06:34 PM

The Weight - Andrew Vachhs
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 07:37 PM

Just finished "Odd Apacolypse" by Dean Koontz - began "Odd Interlude". Like this freaky little story line - need to go back and pick up all th earlier "odds".
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/13/13 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Just finished "Odd Apacolypse" by Dean Koontz - began "Odd Interlude". Like this freaky little story line - need to go back and pick up all th earlier "odds".


The movie will be released Sept. 19, fwiw.
Posted By: Elwood P. Dowd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/14/13 01:45 PM

I'm still buried re-reading Foote's 3000 page odyssey on the civil war, but it inspired me to go back and read "Killer Angels" for a break. It's set at the battle of Gettysburg, but it's really about the men who were there. It's truly a beautifully written book. (Pulitzer Prize)

I'll also recommend a more recent book, "The Art of Racing in the Rain." Racing is only a metaphor and I initially struggled to accept the perspective of the story teller, but it too is an excellent read. It's not really a "guys" book, it was given to me by a woman and every woman I've recommended it to loved it.
Posted By: QCL

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/14/13 02:13 PM

I love that book, Ken! "The Art of Racing in the Rain" is one of my favorites!
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 01:32 PM

Finished the Harry Potter re-read (I had forgotten some of the finer points, esp of the final book.)

Just started Dana Stabenow's first Kate Shugak book (also a re-read.)
Posted By: PStateBank

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 02:08 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
James Dasher, the prequel to the Maze Runner.


How was the Maze Runner? I bought the book a couple of weeks ago, just haven't had time to start it.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 02:20 PM

I liked Maze Runner quite a bit. They are making a movie of it for next year as well.
Posted By: PStateBank

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 02:24 PM

Thanks! I'll try to get started on it this week.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 02:46 PM

Started reading C. S. Lewis's sci fi triology - The Space Triolgy. Have finished "Out of the Silent Planet" and "Perelandra". Stayed up til 2:00 AM this morning reading "That Hideous Strength". Interesting reading.
Posted By: Carolina Blue

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 03:27 PM

I'll second Ken's recommendation for Killer Angels. I'm not much for historical non-fiction, but this book was really compelling. It's more about the people than the actual fighting.

I finished reading Wool not too long ago. It's an easy read, but very intersting and suspenseful. Perfect summer book.

Probably should be in the movie thread, but just saw the trailer for Ender's Game. Not sure they can match the book, but the trailer looks good.
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 09:20 PM

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/28/13 10:00 PM

I'm kind of got a book hangover right now. I finished a 9 book series a couple of weeks ago and need some time to clear my head before starting another book. I see some good suggestions on here though!
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/29/13 12:57 PM

Raymond Khouri - The Last Templar
Posted By: dottiec

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 05/29/13 06:21 PM

Happy- I loved that book. As a matter of fact, I enjoyed all of his books.
Posted By: Phoenix

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/03/13 05:51 PM

recommend Starburst by Robin Pilcher
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 04:57 PM

Finished the Black Knight Chronicles over the weekend. Love, love, love. Now I'm reading the short stories compilation that goes with, although I expect to finish that tonight. Can't wait for Book 4 - looks like it might be out this fall.

Also reading "Beautiful Ruins", which, meh. Not really my style of book but thought I'd give it a try. Maybe it gets better in the final 3rd.

Occasionally listening to "The Enclave". Like it so far, I think.
Posted By: Cowboys Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 05:44 PM

I bought 6 of Joanne Fluke's books last week. Finished 2 over the weekend- Lemon Meringue Pie Murder and Fudge Cupcake Murder over the weekend. I like the Hannah Swensen series- light reading with a few laughs and some good recipes mixed in.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 06:08 PM

I like her too. If you like the culinary mystery theme, Diane Mott Davidson is good and Josie Kilpack has a series that is culinary-themed but isn't really about cooking (but does include recipes anyway.)
Posted By: Cowboys Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 06:46 PM

I have all of the Diane Mott Davidson ones - love Goldy!
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 06:58 PM

There's a new one coming out this fall - "The Whole Enchilada."
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:10 PM

Is anyone still reading the Stephanie Plum series? I think I stopped after 17 and occasionally think that I should pick it back up again.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:18 PM

I stopped after 18.


ETA: speaking of series that that have outlived their plotlines...is anyone planning to read the new Anita Blake next month?
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:23 PM

Yeah, I am. The last one was a little better, but I think if you got sick of them, you're not going to be thrilled with the newer ones either.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:26 PM

It does kind of bother me to drop a series without ever having any kind of resolution. The reviews for 19 didn't look too bad. Although I haven't suffered an ill affects from not finishing the Sookie Stackhouse series. smirk

So far I have managed to NOT pre-order the next Anita Blake. This is a long one too...576 pages.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:33 PM

Have completed all of the Odd Thomas books and the new CLive Clussler book. Began re-reading the "left behind" series. Have completed:
*The Rapture: In the Twinkling of an Eye: Countdown to Earth's Last Days Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days 1995
*Tribulation Force: The Continuing Drama of Those Left Behind 1996
*Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist 1997
* Soul Harvest: The World Takes Sides 1999

Currently reading Apollyon and have 8 to go......
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Although I haven't suffered an ill affects from not finishing the Sookie Stackhouse series. smirk


The unfinished collection taunts me from my bookcase every time I walk by, though. Maybe it's time to get ride of them all...
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:39 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Although I haven't suffered an ill affects from not finishing the Sookie Stackhouse series. smirk


The unfinished collection taunts me from my bookcase every time I walk by, though. Maybe it's time to get ride of them all...


I borrowed the series to a co-worker and she recently brought them back. They're still sitting under my desk. She did finish the series but I can't remember where I left off.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:43 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Yeah, I am. The last one was a little better, but I think if you got sick of them, you're not going to be thrilled with the newer ones either.


I thought that 17 was the best one since 12, but 18 was such a disappointment that I now refuse to pay release price. If I can pick 19 (or any since then) up for <$6, I'll keep reading. Otherwise I'm probably done.

Now I just have to decide whether or not I have the willpower to enact that rule with the Anitas. smirk
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:47 PM

I am reading the Dragon Heir.

I could not get into the Anita Blake series.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:49 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
Now I just have to decide whether or not I have the willpower to enact that rule with the Anitas. smirk


Maybe we need another bet? wink
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:50 PM

'cause I paid up so well on the last one? I think I still owe y'all cookies!
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:54 PM

Ah, actually, I lost the last one remember?
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:56 PM

Yeah, but I'm not sure I made the agreed upon minimum time frame, either. Weren't y'all going to charge me cookies if I did that?
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/17/13 07:58 PM

Oh yeah, now I remember...shortbread cookies sure would taste good about now. smile
Posted By: The Minion

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 11:48 AM

Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

This was recommended by a guy in our IT Dept. Very Dark and strange. Not sure if I can finish it w/out stabbing myself with a knife. eek

Has anyone read this?
Posted By: Hobbes

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 12:42 PM

I got David Baldacci's "The Hit" for a present, I enjoyed it so much I bought the first book in the Will Robie series, "The Innocent" ($4 used hardback on Amazon, like brand new from the Cincinnati Public Library). I enjoyed that one more than the first one I read. Might have to read some more Baldacci. Anyone have any suggestions?
Posted By: B_F

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 01:08 PM

If you like fantasy, I just finished "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss, and had to immediately start on the sequel "Wise Man's Fear".
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Oh yeah, now I remember...shortbread cookies sure would taste good about now. smile


Do NOT argue...we want COOKIES!
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 01:50 PM

Cookies? Oh, yeah...COOKIES!!! smile
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 01:50 PM

Becca...I picked up the last two Plum books at Walmart on the clearance section. Haven't read them yet.

I havent finished Sookie or the last Game of Thrones books either.

You're going to send my OCD into overdrive and I'm going to have to read a bunch of craptastic books to finish the series.

Thankfully I never started the Anita's.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Backstreets
I got David Baldacci's "The Hit" for a present, I enjoyed it so much I bought the first book in the Will Robie series, "The Innocent" ($4 used hardback on Amazon, like brand new from the Cincinnati Public Library). I enjoyed that one more than the first one I read. Might have to read some more Baldacci. Anyone have any suggestions?


Most of Baldacci's stuff is pretty good, although a bit formulaic. I liked most of the Camel Club series, and Last Man Standing was really good.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/18/13 02:24 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Jen
Originally Posted By: RR Sarah
Oh yeah, now I remember...shortbread cookies sure would taste good about now. smile


Do NOT argue...we want COOKIES!


Lips are zipped!
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/19/13 04:28 PM

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/06/19/mn-author-vince-flynn-dies-at-47/


So sad to hear about the passing of Vince Flynn. I've been a fan of his books for several years.
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/21/13 03:03 PM

Currently reading the Darc Murders Collection by Carolyn McCray and Ben Hopkin on my Kindle. It was a free set of books on a one day special and contains 4 separate books at over 10,000 pages combined. Savant detective, murder, humor....all in all I love it so far.
Posted By: B_F

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/21/13 03:21 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Originally Posted By: Backstreets
I got David Baldacci's "The Hit" for a present, I enjoyed it so much I bought the first book in the Will Robie series, "The Innocent" ($4 used hardback on Amazon, like brand new from the Cincinnati Public Library). I enjoyed that one more than the first one I read. Might have to read some more Baldacci. Anyone have any suggestions?


Most of Baldacci's stuff is pretty good, although a bit formulaic. I liked most of the Camel Club series, and Last Man Standing was really good.


Loved the Camel Club....
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/21/13 03:49 PM

Kid Wonder and I headed out to B&N last night. I purchased the lasted Odd Thomas book and George Orwell's 1984. Should be a fun read.
Posted By: renniks

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/21/13 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Kid Wonder and I headed out to B&N last night. I purchased the lasted Odd Thomas book and George Orwell's 1984. Should be a fun read.


Have the new Odd Thomas on the shelf waiting for me...I read 1984 last year, it was not what I expected, but a good read nonetheless.
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/21/13 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Kid Wonder and I headed out to B&N last night. I purchased the lasted Odd Thomas book and George Orwell's 1984. Should be a fun read.


After you finish 1984, read Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Judge who was the better prophet. smile
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/25/13 06:48 PM

I just have one thing to say, buy it and read it. You won't be sorry. smile

http://www.amazon.com/Overthrown-ebook/d...ds=A.P.+bartels
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/25/13 07:10 PM

I've bought it, but havent started it yet. Maybe this weekend when I have a few days off.
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/25/13 07:12 PM

I'm getting it next!
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/25/13 07:31 PM

I read it, it's probably the best thing since ever.
Posted By: Mr. E.

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/25/13 08:29 PM

I've read all the "Mitch Rapp" Novels. RIP Vince Flynn
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/25/13 08:48 PM

Is "destroyer" out yet - by AP Bartels?
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/26/13 12:40 PM

I've downloaded both Destroyer and Overthrown, but haven't started them yet.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/26/13 02:18 PM

Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Is "destroyer" out yet - by AP Bartels?


It is also out, yes. I have a special pre-release version that I haven't read yet, I need to get to work on that once I get some free time! Since I have it in electronic format and have no e-reader, it's either print it out or read it on my monitor!
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/26/13 02:38 PM

Congrats to Manimal! How cool.
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 03:31 PM

I'm burning through the BDB series and am about to download AP Bartels newest books.
Posted By: dottiec

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 03:35 PM

Just started Tina Fey's Bossypants.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Is "destroyer" out yet - by AP Bartels?


It is also out, yes. I have a special pre-release version that I haven't read yet, I need to get to work on that once I get some free time! Since I have it in electronic format and have no e-reader, it's either print it out or read it on my monitor!


Or get the kindle app on your iPhone................
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 03:56 PM

Originally Posted By: DeeQ
Congrats to Manimal! How cool.


wink Thanks
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:00 PM

currently reading the latest edition of Bicycling magazine - Tour de France preview...it kicks off tomorrow
Posted By: MyBrainHurts

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:17 PM

I'm not reading this, but my wife and I are pretty excited for the author. It's called The Life That Chose Us, and it's written by a teacher who has Tourette Syndrome. She's been a high school teacher for about 10 years, and during that time, has earned her PhD, written this book, and also taught college classes. I think she's been a great example to her students and peers of how to triumph in spite of an awkward condition. She's a co-worker and friend of my wife's and a wonderful person.

http://www.amazon.com/Life-That-Chose-Us...5822&sr=1-1
Posted By: QCL

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Is "destroyer" out yet - by AP Bartels?


It is also out, yes. I have a special pre-release version that I haven't read yet, I need to get to work on that once I get some free time! Since I have it in electronic format and have no e-reader, it's either print it out or read it on my monitor!


Or get the kindle app on your iPhone................


I started it last night smile
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
I'm not reading this, but my wife and I are pretty excited for the author. It's called The Life That Chose Us, and it's written by a teacher who has Tourette Syndrome. She's been a high school teacher for about 10 years, and during that time, has earned her PhD, written this book, and also taught college classes. I think she's been a great example to her students and peers of how to triumph in spite of an awkward condition. She's a co-worker and friend of my wife's and a wonderful person.

http://www.amazon.com/Life-That-Chose-Us...5822&sr=1-1


That's really cool!
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:41 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal


Or get the kindle app on your iPhone................


And are you going to pay for my carpal tunnel surgeries after the Eleventybillion times I have to scroll down to read the text, or the glasses it'll force me into from staring at little tiny print for hours on end??

I'll wait for the audiobook version before I do that!
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:41 PM

the updated Kindle app lets you make the font bigger.


Just sayin...
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:43 PM

Bigger font just means more scrolling though, at least that's what logic tells me. Plus, how can I play Candy Crush if I'm reading a book on my phone?? laugh

I keep clicking links on Facebook and stuff that tell me I can win a free iPad, it hasn't worked yet. frown
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 04:51 PM

I found the Kinle App for my PC through Google.

I have not tried to download it or use it yet.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 06/28/13 06:11 PM

Maybe just wait for the movie to come out Matt? smirk
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 11:16 AM

"Crashed" by Timothy Hallinan - so much fun! And only $3.74 for the Kindle right now.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 01:31 PM

I just started the Emperor's Soul but haven't gotten very far yet.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 02:05 PM

I was on a reading frenzy July 4th weekend - read Koontz' "Deeply Odd", Cussler's "Lost Empire", and Orwell's "1984". Got all of my light reading out of the way and am now reading "Beyond Opinion:Living the Faith We Defend" by Ravi Zacharias.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 02:12 PM

Alex Berenson - started with his first and moving in order...i think i'm on The Midnight House now...good stuff
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 02:36 PM

Grippando's Swyteck series...
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 02:41 PM

Anybody reading the Jericho Quinn books by Marc Cameron?

I'm still mourning the loss of Vince Flynn and am looking for a hero to replace Mitch Rapp.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 02:48 PM

John Wells of the Alex Berenson novels is a good replacement...I've enjoyed his books.

Gabriel Allon of Daniel Silva's books is also a good substitute...

Cotton Malone of Steve Berry's is good as well

Jack Reacher of Lee Child's novel is also good, but not as good as those above

Sadly, no one will replace Flynn's Ironman...I loved those books
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore

Jack Reacher of Lee Child's novel is also good, but not as good as those above


The older Reacher novels are quite good, but they've been declining over the last few. I haven't even been able to make myself pay for the most recent one.
Posted By: Mr. E.

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/11/13 03:14 PM

Happy, I concur with all your recommendations. I'm on the second book of the John Wells series. I would add James Rollins "Sigma Force" series to that list as well. I have pre-ordered the Latest Silva book. Nelson Demille's "John Corey" thillers are entertaining as well.
Posted By: _erica_

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/12/13 02:00 PM

I am on the 2nd book of the "Pure" trilogy by Julianna Baggott.

I can not put them down, and the 3rd doesn't come out until February. frown
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/12/13 02:07 PM

Originally Posted By: _erica_
I am on the 2nd book of the "Pure" trilogy by Julianna Baggott.

I can not put them down, and the 3rd doesn't come out until February. frown


I listened to the first one, I thought it was good! I have the 2nd but haven't started listening to it yet.
Posted By: _erica_

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/12/13 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Originally Posted By: _erica_
I am on the 2nd book of the "Pure" trilogy by Julianna Baggott.

I can not put them down, and the 3rd doesn't come out until February. frown


I listened to the first one, I thought it was good! I have the 2nd but haven't started listening to it yet. and will start it today.


Fixed. grin
I think the second one is better.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/12/13 02:30 PM

Can't start it until I finish listening to Outpost (sequel to Enclave). You might like that series as well.

Glad to hear the 2nd is even better, so often that is not the case.
Posted By: _erica_

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/12/13 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Can't start it until I finish listening to Outpost (sequel to Enclave). You might like that series as well.


Thanks!! I am going to need something else now that I have to wait until February for the 3rd Pure to come out.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/12/13 04:02 PM

Just finished re-reading the Hunger Games books. This morning I started "Overthrown" and so far I really like it.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 12:42 PM

PSA for the Sherrilyn Kenyon readers out here: the Kindle edition of Acheron is on sale for $2.99!

Yes, I am now engrossed in a re-read. smile
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 01:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Chris P BaconBoy
Just finished re-reading the Hunger Games books. This morning I started "Overthrown" and so far I really like it.


grin I'm glad.
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Chris P BaconBoy
Just finished re-reading the Hunger Games books. This morning I started "Overthrown" and so far I really like it.


It's much better than Hunger Games!

To be fair, I didn't read any of those books, but I'm still confident.
Posted By: BSARocksagain

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:23 PM

Who is the author
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:33 PM

http://www.amazon.com/author/apbartels
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:42 PM

I heard on the street the author has a bun in the oven, but I don't buy it!
Posted By: edAudit

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt_B
I heard on the street the author has a bun in the oven, but I don't buy it!


is it a cook book? smile
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:47 PM

Spycather - Mathew Dunn...very good so far, his first novel, former MI6 undercover operative
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:52 PM

I'm currently re-reading The Maze Runner trilogy. So far the casting for the movie is pretty good!
Posted By: Matt_B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: EdAudit
Originally Posted By: Matt_B
I heard on the street the author has a bun in the oven, but I don't buy it!


is it a cook book? smile


If so, it's the worst cookbook ever.

Last time I was at one of the used book stores, they had Hunger Games inspired cookbooks, I had to laugh but didn't bother to open it.
Posted By: dottiec

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/19/13 03:12 PM

Midnight at Marble Arch by Anne Perry
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/24/13 05:23 PM

Just finished listening to "Outpost" by Ann Aguirre. Two thumbs way up. Definitely a good story and I'm looking forward to the 3rd book coming out in October (that's also when the 3rd Insurgent book is coming out, too.)

Also just discovered there's a novella to go with Enclave & Outpost that tells the story of Thimble & Stone. Hopefully she'll merge their stories with Deuce & Fade at some point.
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/26/13 01:06 PM

The Heart of the Matter, by Graham Greene
F is for Fugitive, by Sue Grafton

Just started The End of Your Life Book Club, by Will Schwalbe
Posted By: Trees

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 05:03 PM

Almost finished with The Imortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks. Non-fiction about how the woman's cancer cells were used/sold, etc. without her or her family's permission. Her cells, HeLa, used to test/develop cures, etc. Gives a wonderful perspective of the medical community during the 50s and on, esp. as regards the treatment of non-whites. Book deals with the ethical issues and the impact on her family as well as the positive things that came out of using her cells. Highly recommended for those who need a break from fiction.
Posted By: Peepers

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 05:21 PM

Regulations - fiction or non-fiction?
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 05:22 PM

Horror.
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 05:38 PM

Grippando, only 2 of his books left. frown
Posted By: RR Joker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By: manimal
Horror.


::like::
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 05:41 PM

Hey Erica, I'm listening to the 2nd book in the Pure trilogy now - it is good! Unlike most books, they have actually got multiple voice talents so it's like listening to a radio show. Plus the story is good.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Just finished listening to "Outpost" by Ann Aguirre. Two thumbs way up. Definitely a good story and I'm looking forward to the 3rd book coming out in October (that's also when the 3rd Insurgent book is coming out, too.)

Also just discovered there's a novella to go with Enclave & Outpost that tells the story of Thimble & Stone. Hopefully she'll merge their stories with Deuce & Fade at some point.


Just finished Outpost yesterday. It's a good book. There were some parts were I was so engaged I almost missed my train stops. Super excited about the 3rd Insurgent.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 07/30/13 07:20 PM

I told you you'd like Outpost! The ending made me cry.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/21/13 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: BaconBoy
Just finished Outpost Overthrown yesterday. It's a good book. There were some parts were I was so engaged I almost missed my train stops. Super excited about the 3rd Insurgent.


OMG! I can't believe I messed up the title.

I finished Enclave over lunch. Thanks, EGB for the recommendation. There were a few parts that annoyed me (editing issues, like using the wrong character's name for one exhiled) but I really enjoyed it. At the end is an Exceprt from Endurance, the story of Stone and Thimble.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/21/13 09:11 PM

grin Glad you enjoyed it BaBo!
Posted By: Elwood P. Dowd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/22/13 10:00 AM

I've read several of the "Mitch Rapp" series by Vince Flynn in the last few months. If you're waiting for the next "Jack Reacher" book to come out, they will help you pass the time. Order in terms of story line.
Posted By: The Minion

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/22/13 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Trees
Almost finished with The Imortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks. Non-fiction about how the woman's cancer cells were used/sold, etc. without her or her family's permission. Her cells, HeLa, used to test/develop cures, etc. Gives a wonderful perspective of the medical community during the 50s and on, esp. as regards the treatment of non-whites. Book deals with the ethical issues and the impact on her family as well as the positive things that came out of using her cells. Highly recommended for those who need a break from fiction.


My son had to read this book his 1st year in college. He found it interesting, as well as disturbing.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/22/13 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Just finished listening to "Outpost" by Ann Aguirre. Two thumbs way up. Definitely a good story and I'm looking forward to the 3rd book coming out in October (that's also when the 3rd Insurgent book is coming out, too.)

Also just discovered there's a novella to go with Enclave & Outpost that tells the story of Thimble & Stone. Hopefully she'll merge their stories with Deuce & Fade at some point.


What's the first title in this series? I'm having trouble making Amazon's mobile app tell me. smirk
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/22/13 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Just finished listening to "Outpost" by Ann Aguirre. Two thumbs way up. Definitely a good story and I'm looking forward to the 3rd book coming out in October (that's also when the 3rd Insurgent book is coming out, too.)

Also just discovered there's a novella to go with Enclave & Outpost that tells the story of Thimble & Stone. Hopefully she'll merge their stories with Deuce & Fade at some point.


What's the first title in this series? I'm having trouble making Amazon's mobile app tell me. smirk


Enclave by Ann Aguirre.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/22/13 03:55 PM

I'm re-reading "Amazing Grace" the biography of William Wilberforce. There is a movie by the same name. HIghly recommend it if you like history.

As a note: Watched "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" last night - Exellent Movie!
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/22/13 04:44 PM

Started "Outpost" by Ann Aguirre over lunch yesterday and I'm hooked.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/22/13 04:51 PM

Thanks, EGB!
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/23/13 01:20 AM

Discovered there's a new Naomi Novik Temeraire novel out! "Blood of Tyrants". Can't wait to start it.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/23/13 01:36 PM

I think I will read Blood of Tyrants right after I finish Elantris. I love my dear Temeraire.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/23/13 02:40 PM

10 LB penalty by Dick Francis Audiobook. Prolly the 6th time I've read or listened to this one. All Dick Francis' are on my fav re-reading or re-listening to lists.
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/23/13 04:53 PM

Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
Spycather - Mathew Dunn...very good so far, his first novel, former MI6 undercover operative

Just starting "Slingshot", 2nd book in Dunn's Spycatcher series.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/23/13 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Okie Banker
10 LB penalty by Dick Francis Audiobook. Prolly the 6th time I've read or listened to this one. All Dick Francis' are on my fav re-reading or re-listening to lists.


I'm especially fond of Hot Money.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/26/13 12:36 PM

I just picked up The Guild Series by JL Vallance. Indie author, looked promising. smile
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/27/13 07:15 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Originally Posted By: Okie Banker
10 LB penalty by Dick Francis Audiobook. Prolly the 6th time I've read or listened to this one. All Dick Francis' are on my fav re-reading or re-listening to lists.


I'm especially fond of Hot Money.


That is one of my favs too.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/28/13 03:42 PM

Suspect - Robert Crais, enjoyable, but characters not really grabbing me like Elvis Cole and Joe Pike do...
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/28/13 04:26 PM

I want to throw a recommendation out there - I read it over my summer vacation so I don't think I ever posted it here.

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein

Really good. I still think about it at least a couple of times a week and have already pre-ordered the next book by this author.
Posted By: hmdafun74

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 08/30/13 03:33 PM

Deadly Little Secrets by Catherine Kasey. (True Crime)
Posted By: noelekal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/04/13 09:36 PM

New member to the Forum here.

Fun thread. I love reading and books. Am just about finished up reading "The Egoist" by George Meredith. I love boring ol' 19th century English novelists.
Posted By: Cowboys Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/04/13 10:22 PM

Just finished Judgment Call by J.A. Jance. It's one in a series of books about a female sheriff (Brady), crime solving, and her family - easy read/I like the characters.

Welcome to BOL noelekal!
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/05/13 01:18 PM

My MIL just recommended Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. It's supposed to be Hunger Games-ish.

Welcome noelekal! smile
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/05/13 01:26 PM

REading Clive Cussler's Spartan Gold - the first book in his Fargo series. He has a new one just published that I need to get.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/05/13 02:57 PM

The Crashers - don't recall the author...about FAA crash team that has discovered a plot to blow up a plane...and they have 3 days to find which one...
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/05/13 03:38 PM

Just started reading The Destroyer by A.P. Bartels yesterday. Realling lovin' it!
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/05/13 03:47 PM

::high five:: smile
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/09/13 01:32 PM

Just finished
Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye
Hansons Marathon Method by Luke Humphreys, Keith & Kevin Hanson
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Hit Me by Lawrence Block
Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell
Seven Troop by Andy McNab
Posted By: DeeQ

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/09/13 01:37 PM

Margolin's The Associate
Posted By: mtngrrl

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/09/13 03:24 PM

Just finished Flight Pattern by Barbara Kingsolver. Exquisite.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/09/13 05:29 PM

Originally Posted By: mtngrrl
Just finished Flight Pattern by Barbara Kingsolver. Exquisite.


The same author of "Animal, Vegetable Miricle"??
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/10/13 10:59 AM

Just starting
Clubbell Yoga by Summer Huntington
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know by Ranulph Fiennes
Posted By: MollyMacMe

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/10/13 11:52 AM

I was thinning out my book shelf over the weekend, and I came across a book that really gave me the creeps years ago. And the story is true.

Since many of you are younger, you may not have read this book. If you have read it, you know what I mean about "creepy".

The book is "Small Sacrifices" by Ann Rule. It is such a good read. I started to re-read it last night and I hated to put it down. It is dark because it really happened...
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/10/13 02:15 PM

"Small Sacrifices" was about the Diane Downs case, wasn't it? Mother who shot her three children, then shot herself in the arm and claimed it was the result of a car-[censored].

Ann Rule has done a great job with "true crime" stories over the years.
Posted By: mtngrrl

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/10/13 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: BaconBoy
Originally Posted By: mtngrrl
Just finished Flight Pattern by Barbara Kingsolver. Exquisite.


The same author of "Animal, Vegetable Miricle"??


Yes. She also wrote "Poisonwood Bible". Her writing is just so beautiful, and she takes on really interesting issues. Flight Pattern is sort of a "what if" scenario around global warming. She researched it pretty thoroughly to make sure her scenario was truly viable from a scientific point of view. Apparently her husband is an environmental studies professor.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/10/13 03:46 PM

Poisonwood Bible was excellent.

However, the Lacuna was incredibly difficult to get into and in fact, I couldn't even finish it. It just did not engage my attention (and my mother said the same thing.)
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/10/13 03:55 PM

Sometimes I like to go back and re-read older books that I haven't read in over a decade. I love most of Barbara Michaels books but most were written in the 80's or earlier. I get a kick out of the technology she mentions and how dated it is (nobody on cell phones, no internet). Currently re-reading Into the Darkness.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/11/13 06:42 PM

All the new fall releases are starting to come out and land on my doorstep. I need an uninterrupted week to sit and read! (Yeah like that's going to happen.)

And Jim Butcher needs to quit going to Cons so he can stay home and write the next book.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/11/13 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
All the new fall releases are starting to come out and land on my doorstep. I need an uninterrupted week to sit and read! (Yeah like that's going to happen.)

And Jim Butcher needs to quit going to Cons so he can stay home and write the next book.


Amen!
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/12/13 01:34 PM

I'm not reading any book at this time. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Not even an audio book for the vehicle. I think this might be the first time since I was in the grade school. It feels strange but I don't have any inclination to pick one up right now. I even have 4-5 brand new best sellers downloaded to Ipad's Kindle Ap, but still haven't started one. I'd better make a Drs. appointment!
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/12/13 06:49 PM

I do that a couple of times a year Okie. I just take a break for a week or two. Normally I read every day.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/12/13 06:54 PM

Glad to hear that Sarah. I spent good money stocking up my TBR stack before we left for vacation but I didn't read anymore after I finished the newest JD Robb.
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/12/13 07:15 PM

bailing on Slingshot in favor of starting Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 02:33 AM

ALERT!! NEW DRESDEN FILE BOOK COMING DECEMBER 17!!!

Title: Ghoul Goblin HC

Harry Dresden, a Chicago private investigator and wizard, heads to a small, isolated Missouri town terrorized by Nevernever monsters. The singularly unfortunate Talbot family has suffered a curse that has decimated their number for generations, and only our hero can save them... that is, if he can survive hostile lawmen, the dark secrets of townsfolk, an ancient guardian spirit, and two deadly carnivores! Can Dresden cleanse the Talbot bloodline of its curse without a blood sacrifice of his own?
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 01:12 PM

Where'd you find that, EGB? I can't find anything about it on either his website or on Amazon.

Never mind - I found it. It's a new comic book, not a book, book. smile
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 01:48 PM

Boo on it being a comic book, I couldn't tell that from the Amazon pre-release notice. However, I did wonder about the title being "HC".
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 01:49 PM

The title is what made me wonder, too. It doesn't fit his usual naming convention even without the HC.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 01:59 PM

And we already know that the next book is titled "Skin Game".
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 08:39 PM

I'm reading "Sh*t My Dad Says" and it's pretty good. Very foul, perhaps the most profanity-laden book I've ever read.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 08:54 PM

that book is great. Have you gotten to the part about his first night in LA yet? That will have you busting a gut you will laugh so hard.

His second book was not even close to that funny (think it was "i stink at girls" or "why i stink at girls").
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/19/13 10:57 PM

Haven't gotten to that part yet, Hap. I'm sure my fellow passengers on the train will think I've gone wonky.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 09/26/13 01:37 PM

Buried Secrets - Joseph Finder

really good read...and he often includes financial crimes in his plot lines, so as a banker i enjoy that twist
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/01/13 05:00 PM

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. It's very engrossing and I'm really excited about it.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/01/13 05:02 PM

Working my way through Rachel Aaron's "Eli Monpress" series (fantasy.) I like them very much.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/01/13 05:12 PM

I tried reading "Deadly Little Secrets" by Kathryn Casey; I HATED it. Stopped reading after about 25% of the way through.
Posted By: Elwood P. Dowd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/06/13 02:23 PM

Just finished The Orphan Train by Kline. The context:


Between 1854 and 1929, more than 100,000 children were sent, via orphan trains, to new homes in rural America. Recognizing the need for labor in the expanding farm country, Brace believed that farmers would welcome homeless children, take them into their homes and treat them as their own.

I enjoy historical fiction, particularly when the setting is painstakingly accurate. This book, probably intended for teen readers, describes a chapter in American history that few people know about.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/07/13 02:53 PM

Just finished "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" by David McCullough. Really interesting - how Americans traveled to Paris for an education in the early years because there were no excellent schools in the USA at that time. Took it from around 1836 to after WWI.

Currently reading Clive Cussler's "The Mayan Secrets".
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/07/13 03:30 PM

Soft Target - Stephen Hunter...mall of America is taken over by gu-toting terrorists, just so happens a former Marine sniper (Ray Cruz) was doing some Christmas shopping...
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/07/13 08:06 PM

Happy,
Have you read Stephen Hunter's The Third Bullet yet?
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/07/13 08:08 PM

no, i've read most of his work, is that a new(er) one?
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/07/13 08:14 PM

It's newer than Soft Target. It's a Bob Lee Swagger book, tied to the JFK assassination, came out around the same time as Max Allan Collins' Target: Lancer, a Nate Heller book also tied to the JFK assassination, but with a twist.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/14/13 03:20 PM

1 week till Allegiant comes out; 2 weeks till Horde comes out! I think John Hartness' next Black Knight book comes out this week.
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/14/13 03:23 PM

Tell No Lies by Greg Hurwitz
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/14/13 03:24 PM

For _erica_ => The next book in Julianna Baggott's "Pure" trilogy comes out in February. smile
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/15/13 04:27 PM

Re reading Divergent.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/15/13 04:32 PM

I am really excited for Allegiant.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/15/13 04:37 PM

I can't wait for it to come out.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/17/13 02:22 AM

KayBee (and others who may care) - Elizabeth George's new one landed on my doorstep today! (Weighs a ton, glad it didn't land on my foot.)
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/17/13 05:09 PM

The Captain and the Enemy, by Graham Greene
Posted By: Norman Paperman

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/17/13 05:40 PM

Cry from the Deep, by Ramsey Flynn

[/i]The Submarine Disaster That Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test[i]
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/21/13 01:30 PM

Allegiant comes out tomorrow!
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/21/13 02:40 PM

Just completed "I,Saul" by somebody Jenkins (one of the guys who wrote the left behind series) It was a good book.
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/21/13 04:34 PM

Getting my Jack Reacher fix, reading A Wanted Man by Lee Child.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/21/13 04:50 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Allegiant comes out tomorrow!


OMG! OMG!!

I finished "Doctor Sleep" last week and started "The Shining". But I may put that on pause for Allegiant.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/21/13 06:24 PM

I am putting EVERYTHING on hold for Allegiant!
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/21/13 07:01 PM

Dang! Now I want to go back and re-read the first two. Have you read "Free Four"?
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/21/13 07:33 PM

No, I keep debating whether I want to read the novellas that go with that series. I didn't for Delirium but did for Enclave / Outpost. (PS - Horde comes out next Tuesday. Must finish Allegiant before that!!)
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/22/13 01:23 PM

Allegiant Allegiant Allegiant Allegiant!!!

Although I realized I should have done a re-listen before starting it this morning. It's taking me a little bit to remember exactly who is who and why they are where they are.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/22/13 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Allegiant Allegiant Allegiant Allegiant!!!

Although I realized I should have done a re-listen before starting it this morning. It's taking me a little bit to remember exactly who is who and why they are where they are.


I was thinking about this very thing this morning. Although it looks like some people aren't reviewing it favorably on Amazon, so far I really like this book. I'll probably re-read the first two after I'm done.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/22/13 03:45 PM

I'm only 4 chapters in but so far I like it, the alternating points of view is good (and in the audio version, they are using 2 different voice talents too.)

I was also thinking I'd go back and listen to the whole thing from the start again. That will have to wait until after I finish Horde though.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/29/13 05:53 PM

One hour left in Allegiant and I now know why a lot of people are throwing fits.

Downloading Horde - I am looking forward to starting that, probably tomorrow.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/29/13 06:25 PM

Inferno - Dan Brown
Posted By: TB 12

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/29/13 06:30 PM

I am reading a comedy-old Watercooler posts.
Posted By: manimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/29/13 06:52 PM

Are you sure that's not a tragedy? Or maybe that's just the locked threads...
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/30/13 02:16 PM

Finished Allegiant and on to Horde! Interested to see if / when the Stone & Thimble novella crosses over.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 10/30/13 06:20 PM

I am about to begin Allegiant.
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/03/13 04:37 PM

Jeffrey Deaver The October List
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/04/13 07:43 PM

I finished Allegiant. Meh.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/11/13 02:18 PM

Finished Horde this morning. It was good, and I'd recommend this series to those who liked Hunger Games, Divergent, Requiem, etc. (Spoiler alert, it ends better than Allegiant.)
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/17/13 04:13 PM

The Kill Room by Jeffrey Deaver (yuck)
Alex by Pierre Lemaitre (Wow!)

Packing 3 Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate) novels for vacation next week.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/17/13 08:40 PM

Currently reading a series called The Deviants. I seriously got it because the police force are called The Compliance Officers. It's OK.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/18/13 04:03 PM

The Black Box - Michael Connelly
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/18/13 08:40 PM

I definitely need to get some better books. The last 5 free Kindle books from Amazon were so terrible that I stopped reading them after about 10 minutes and deleted them. cry I just can't stand bad grammar, punctuation, and "horizontal polkas" that don't have anything to do with the storyline are just annoying.

Three different series that I'm reading right now will have their final books published within the next few months so maybe I'll go on a book fast until then. grin
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/18/13 08:51 PM

Make sure you leave ratings/reviews on those, Sci. There's few things that annoy me more than to download a freebie with 25 5* ratings and glowing reviews only to discover it is riddled with the problems you describe. I suppose those authors must have all their friends and family leave ratings & comments without ever actually reading the books.
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/18/13 09:09 PM

I always do. I've even had a few authors email me about my reviews. ::missing BOL mustache-twirling emoticon::
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/18/13 09:12 PM

Cool! I've just about given up on the freebies because so many have been awful.
Posted By: RR Sarah

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/18/13 09:18 PM

I always go to the 1 and 2 ratings first on the freebies and then work my way up.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/20/13 02:22 PM

I am reading Beautiful Chaos.
Posted By: Mr. E.

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/20/13 02:53 PM

Just starting "White Fire" by Preston & Child. New Agent Pendergast book. Got hooked right away!
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/20/13 02:58 PM

Finished Allegiant yesterday. Must say I was surprised by the ended--never saw that coming! Started Horde yesterday afternoon and am really enjoying it so far.
Posted By: Sinatra Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/20/13 06:08 PM

Last week I read Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes.

Currently reading Frank: The Voice, by James Kaplan, and Back to Blood, by Tom Wolfe.
Posted By: Elwood P. Dowd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/21/13 12:10 AM

About 40% of the way through The Death of Santini... No one's capitalized more on a screwed up family than Pat Conroy, but I still keep reading his books. I got to meet him(we passed on the beach at Fripp Island S.C. once and when I nodded he nodded back). They sell autographed copies of all of his books in the convenience store there.
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/21/13 04:29 PM

Reread The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
looking to get a copy of Point and Shoot by Duane Swierczynski
Posted By: _erica_

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/26/13 06:43 PM

I started Divergent Saturday night.. Finished it Sunday night and started Insurgent.. finished it last night (Monday) and started Allegiant today on my lunch break.. It is safe to say I should be done in the next 12-24 hours. I am loving it so far!

But I will be lost with what to read after. I am waiting on the last book of the Pure Trilogy to come out. I think it is in Feb 14?
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/26/13 06:57 PM

Yes, it is Feb 2014, I am waiting on that one as well (thanks to you.)

Have you tried Ann Aguirre's Razorlands trilogy? Starts with Enclave, then Outpost and Horde. You'd like them.
Posted By: _erica_

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/26/13 07:03 PM

I am thinking I will go to that one next, I remember you suggesting it but I had forgot the name. I won an iTunes gift card from my bank, so I plan on spending it all on books!
Posted By: cheekEE

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/26/13 07:20 PM

Since my daughter joined academic book club in school I had gotten to read "The Magician's Nephew" with her.

Next on her list is a book called "When Pigs Fly" I think. I've never head of it but the cover is cute enough for a 10 year old to want to read 17 chapters. LOL
Posted By: edAudit

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/26/13 07:30 PM

Princess Adventure Under the Sea

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Posted By: Cowboys Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/26/13 08:32 PM

I finished W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton yesterday. No better or worse than the rest of the series - easy reading/some laughs. Will start on the new Stephanie Plum novel next.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/26/13 08:44 PM

I'm reading the new VI Warshawski. Every time I think she's given up on that series, a new one comes out.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/27/13 08:11 PM

Does anyone know when Skin Game (Dresden Files) is due out?
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 02:25 PM

Game of Thrones 'box set' for Kindle only 9.99!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00957T...g=vglnkc7832-20
Posted By: Elwood P. Dowd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 02:40 PM

Just re-read Michener's The Bridges at Toko-Ri for about the fifth time. Set in the Korean war, it can easily be read in one day...excellent book.
Posted By: basilring

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 02:50 PM

I recently printed off lists of books written by some of my favorite authors. The goal is to read their books in order. I did not think of Michener. That would be a good list too!
Posted By: Mr. E.

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 03:12 PM

I believe the new Harry Dresden book is out in December. You can check on Barnes & Noble for the new releases and it should be there. Currently reading the Quest by Nelson DeMille.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Mr. E.
I believe the new Harry Dresden book is out in December.


I think that's just a new graphic novel, not the next actual book.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 03:42 PM

Skin Game #15 is reported to be coming out in 2014.
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken_Pegasus
About 40% of the way through The Death of Santini... No one's capitalized more on a screwed up family than Pat Conroy, but I still keep reading his books. I got to meet him(we passed on the beach at Fripp Island S.C. once and when I nodded he nodded back). They sell autographed copies of all of his books in the convenience store there.


Love him so much. Beach Music is about my all time favorite book. I've read it at least eleventy million times. Prince of Tides - not the fav. I loved South of Broad too. I'm just not sure I can stand to read this last one.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 11/29/13 08:09 PM

Started the newest Elizabeth George this morning.
Posted By: Elwood P. Dowd

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/02/13 02:57 PM

Okie Banker,

Frankly, some of it is gut wrenching. From the prologue: "I was the oldest of seven children; five of us would try to kill ourselves before the age of forty." If you read the book, it will become abundantly clear why that is true.

I read all of his books because I love the low country including Fripp Island and Beaufort. I also enjoy his writing and the unexpected patches of humor in the most unlikely of circumstances. In that setting, the book simply serves as the backstory for all that came before; it is not a stand alone tale of redemption.

I would not recommend it to anyone not already invested in Mr. Conroy's writing.

P.S. "Prince of Tides" was actually my favorite, but the casting in the movie confused me greatly. Who on earth would even consider Barbara Streisand over Blythe Danner? It simply wasn't credible. grin
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/02/13 04:58 PM

Read "The Book Thief" and "Ender's Game" on vacation. Bring kleenex to "The Book Thief"...
Posted By: HRH Okie Banker

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/02/13 09:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Ken_Pegasus
"I was the oldest of seven children; five of us would try to kill ourselves before the age of forty."


Wow. That is heartwrenching. I think I will have to stay away from that book. I don't even like to watch a movie that doesn't have a happy ending.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/02/13 09:38 PM

The Lion of Babylon - Davis Bunn

hard to put down, great plot, great storyline, excellent characters

Went and traded a bunch of books in this weekend at a used book store, and picked up many more...should have enough to get me to at least Christmas
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/02/13 10:01 PM

The Forgotten - David Baldacci
Posted By: Cowboys Fan

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/02/13 10:35 PM

Read the new Stephanie Plum book yesterday - can't say it was the best of the series.
Bought The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly (Micky Haller attorney series) today - really looking forward to this one.
Posted By: Sci_Comply

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/02/13 10:38 PM

I'm rereading Hush by Anne Frasier.
Posted By: RR Becca

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/03/13 01:59 PM

PSA - the Kindle version of "Takedown Twenty" is on sale for $6.99 today.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/03/13 02:01 PM

The English Assassin - Daniel Silva
Posted By: Skittles

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/03/13 02:02 PM

Love David Baldacci - just finished First Family (King & Maxwell) and have the new book King & Maxwell on deck. I also have the new Alex Cross book by James Patterson.
Posted By: RR Jen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/03/13 08:31 PM

Originally Posted By: RR Becca
PSA - the Kindle version of "Takedown Twenty" is on sale for $6.99 today.


Stupid OCD...I paid $16 at B&N for it this week.
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/03/13 08:36 PM

Well I bought it twice from Amazon. In hardback, no less.
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/03/13 10:46 PM

How many books have you purchased twice?
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/04/13 12:32 AM

Not on purpose? That one and one other (which fortunately I re-bought used.)

On purpose, more than one. grin I'm trying to transition some of my actual books to Audible and Kindle.
Posted By: #Just Jay

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/04/13 03:43 AM

Finishing Kite Runner, excited about my new purchase: The Foresaken, An American Tradegy in Stalin's Russia. It is about the story of how thousands of Americans were lured to Soviet Russia by the promise of jobs and better lives only to meet a tragic, and until now forgotten, end.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/04/13 02:06 PM

Kite Runner made me cry.... don't think I can handle any more like that. Getting ready to read "October Child".
Posted By: #Just Jay

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/04/13 02:11 PM

Originally Posted By: waldensouth
Kite Runner made me cry....


Tell me about it. frown
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/17/13 01:21 PM

Here's what I read at sea;

Cold Days Jim Butcher
Worm Mark Bowden
City of Bones and City of Ashes Cassandra Clare
Soulless, Blameless, Timeless Gail Carriger
Steampunk Reloaded
The Juliette Society Sasha Grey
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/20/13 01:58 PM

Follow Her Home Steph Cha (for a mystery bookclub)
Posted By: Wolfy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/23/13 10:12 PM

Divergent, nice quick 3 day read.
Looking forward to the next 2 in the series.
Posted By: Bacon Boy

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/23/13 10:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Wolfy
Divergent, nice quick 3 day read.
Looking forward to the next 2 in the series.


I think you'll like those. I especially found the last one interesting.

Just started re-reading The Shining. I read Doctor Sleep earlier this summer and loved it, but had forgotten most of the first book.
Posted By: _erica_

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/24/13 06:42 AM

I've finished the Razorlands series... Now I'm at a loss again for what to read next...
Posted By: E.E.G.B

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/24/13 01:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Bacon Hohoho
Originally Posted By: Wolfy
Divergent, nice quick 3 day read.
Looking forward to the next 2 in the series.


I think you'll like those. I especially found the last one interesting.



And there's a movie coming out next spring.

Erica, have you read Marie Lu's "Legend"? I am just starting that one.
Posted By: dottiec

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/24/13 03:12 PM

The Prophecy by Chris Kuzneski
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/24/13 03:51 PM

The Lost Girls of Rome by Donato Carrisi
Posted By: Xian Ngyuen

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/30/13 01:46 PM

Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Posted By: Dazed Auditor

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/30/13 01:56 PM

Originally Posted By: E.G.B.
Originally Posted By: Bacon Hohoho
Originally Posted By: Wolfy
Divergent, nice quick 3 day read.
Looking forward to the next 2 in the series.


I think you'll like those. I especially found the last one interesting.



And there's a movie coming out next spring.

Erica, have you read Marie Lu's "Legend"? I am just starting that one.


Let us know how Legend is. I'm interested in that one.
Posted By: waldensouth

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/30/13 02:17 PM

Just finished "Death comes to Pemberly" by P.D. James. My favorite murder mystery writer takes on Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice - a sequel if you please - it was great!
Posted By: Mr. E.

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/30/13 02:18 PM

"Innocent Blood" - James Rollins. Sequel to Blood Gospel.
Posted By: KC Danimal

Re: What are you reading...2013 edition! - 12/30/13 06:57 PM

The Gods of Guilt - Michael Connelly