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What is everyone reading? (November 5 through 8)

Looks like it's time for a new thread again! Tell us what you are reading and anything you would like to about the book(s).

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Looks like it's time for a new thread again! Tell us what you are reading and anything you would like to about the book(s).
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... I read "Bartleby, The Scrivener," the classic short story by Herman Melville:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792816 . And last night I started "Sexing the Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2899058 ). I'm only about 30 pages or so into it, and so far I am finding it highly unusual, but also beautifully written. I don't quite know what to make of it yet. A few previous readers abandoned it, so I'm curious to see if it holds my interest or not. So far, it has!
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... I read "Bartleby, The Scrivener," the classic short story by Herman Melville:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792816 .


I would prefer not to. ;-)

And last night I started "Sexing the Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2899058 ). I'm only about 30 pages or so into it, and so far I am finding it highly unusual, but also beautifully written. I don't quite know what to make of it yet. A few previous readers abandoned it, so I'm curious to see if it holds my interest or not. So far, it has!


That one I haven't read, but I very much liked "The Passion" and "The Gap of Time".
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... I read "Bartleby, The Scrivener," the classic short story by Herman Melville:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14792816 .


I would prefer not to. ;-)

And last night I started "Sexing the Cherry" by Jeanette Winterson ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2899058 ). I'm only about 30 pages or so into it, and so far I am finding it highly unusual, but also beautifully written. I don't quite know what to make of it yet. A few previous readers abandoned it, so I'm curious to see if it holds my interest or not. So far, it has!


That one I haven't read, but I very much liked "The Passion" and "The Gap of Time".


I would prefer not to... exactly! ;) Ha!

I also enjoyed "The Gap of Time" (which came from you, as it happens!). I'll have to check out "The Passion" as I'm not familiar with that one.
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Off the Grid by C. J. Box, as it is for someone on the wish list tag game.
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and now I'm reading his The Crossing.

I can't figure out if I've read them before, or if they feel familiar because I'm watching Bosch on my tablet. Either way, I'm enjoying them. And if I've read them before, I don't remember enough to spoil them.

And watching Bosch didn't spoil Trunk Music either, since a different character was the bad guy in the book from the TV show.

: )
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1. The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman KTM 8/23/134 [358 pages] -- It is the author's continuation of Pride and Prejudice; nice, easy read

2. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco 1001 3/12/07 [618 pages] -- I've had this too long on my TBR shelf so I decided to finally read it

3. Don't Get Scrooged by Richard Carlson audio KTM 5/14/14 -- listening to in my car; reminds me of Don't Sweat the Small stuff but about Christmas

4. Bad Kids of the Bible by Thomas J. Craughwell 7/26/10 [304 pages] -- reading a little each morning for inspiration; the author tells their stories with some history than he gives lessons to learn for your life


ALL YEAR: God's Best for My Life by Lloyd John Ogilvie and New Testament (A challenge with my grandchildren)
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I'm going to see Mark Billingham and Christopher Brookmyre in York on Friday so I thought I'd best try reading something of his this week. I specify 'try' because I'm not promising to finish it! I'm not optimistic about the front cover quote, that it's 'thrillingly unpleasant': to me, unpleasant is just unpleasant, not thrilling . . . . I read some MBs around the time of the Colchester Unconvention, several years ago now (ETA 2012), when he appeared as a wonderful double act with Martyn Waites. His novels are rather too gruesome for my usual taste - and I understand that CB's are even more violent . . . .

I'm finding Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney totally engrossing and each time I put it down can't wait to get back to the snowy wastes of Greenland with the late 19th century explorers. I'm loving it - and that includes the time spent in New York and London and Liverpool and the Alps and . . . .!

But I don't have the same enthusiasm for reliving the General Strike in The Woman in the Picture by Katharine McMahon. I'm enjoying other aspects of this novel set in 1920's London, although a paternity dispute in the days before DNA testing seems a little unreal. She's not mine. She is. I don't believe it. Well it's true . . . .
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I'm going to see Mark Billingham and Christopher Brookmyre in York on Friday so I thought I'd best try reading something of his this week. I specify 'try' because I'm not promising to finish it! I'm not optimistic about the front cover quote, that it's 'thrillingly unpleasant': to me, unpleasant is just unpleasant, not thrilling . . . . I read some MBs around the time of the Colchester Unconvention, several years ago now (ETA 2012), when he appeared as a wonderful double act with Martyn Waites. His novels are rather too gruesome for my usual taste - and I understand that CB's are even more violent . . . .

Gave it a go - but couldn't stay the course!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14699658
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I'm finding Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney totally engrossing and each time I put it down can't wait to get back to the snowy wastes of Greenland with the late 19th century explorers. I'm loving it - and that includes the time spent in New York and London and Liverpool and the Alps and . . . .

A beautiful story of love and mystery. I loved it, a real page-turner.
Don't know what I'll read next on the Kindle, need to concentrate on my paperback for a bit, I think :-)
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Don't know what I'll read next on the Kindle

I've chosen Driving in the Dark by Deborah Moggach - and have already enjoyed the first three chapters :-)
need to concentrate on my paperback for a bit, I think :-)

Unfortunately it drags somewhat and I can't read much before I get bored and need a break - but not so much that I'm ready to give up on it, not yet anyway . . . .
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Don't know what I'll read next on the Kindle
I've chosen Driving in the Dark by Deborah Moggach - and have already enjoyed the first three chapters :-)

And I've finished it already. I got so involved with Desmond's quest that I had to keep going until I knew how his situation resolved itself!
A mystery next, Death Descends on Saturn Villa by MRC Kasasian, the third in his Gower Street series.
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need to concentrate on my paperback for a bit, I think :-)
Unfortunately it drags somewhat and I can't read much before I get bored and need a break - but not so much that I'm ready to give up on it, not yet anyway . . . .

And I'm very pleased that I didn't give up as it eventually caught my imagination about three-quarters of the way through!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14711616/

ETA: I've decided to stay in the 1920s for my next novel, Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood
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A book offered by Tarna (thanks again !!!). The strange journey of a Finnish girl travelling by train from Moscow to Mongolia, sharing her compartment with a terribly rude Russian man. I am so eager to read how it will evolve...
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The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14761221/ ) is a reading-group selection, and so far it's quite interesting: notes of 84, Charing Cross Road (as in a friendly correspondence and book-swap relationship across the Atlantic), mixed with an... unusual fish-out-of-water tale as a Swedish woman visits her pen-friend's home in a tiny Iowa community.

Antarktos Rising ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14388068/ ) opens with a series of global weather-related catastrophes, leading to a trek to the no-longer-frozen Antarctica in search of habitable territory for the world's survivors. But it turns out Antarctica's already inhabited...
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This is for a bookray, and the book has lukewarm reviews, but I'm enjoying it so far (only a short way into it).
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This is for a bookray, and the book has lukewarm reviews, but I'm enjoying it so far (only a short way into it).

Some of the writers of, and other readers mentioned in, these journal entries were decidedly hotter than lukewarm :-) Enjoy!
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13248897/
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The Phantom of Menace ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14794784 ), a very entertaining re-telling of the Star Wars "Phantom Menace" episode - in the form of a Shakespeare play!
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Odo and his best friend Eleanor find a talking sword and boy and girl and sword go on a quest to save the kingdom.
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It's a comic novel about the proprietor of a tiny African bar who gets sued by Harrod's department store in London for using their name.
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is an anthology of erotica short stories by various authors that fit into the theme of reconnecting with someone that one lost touch with.
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by Thrity Umrigar. I selected it for my book group, since I liked another book written by her, The Space Between Us. The book explores issues of race, class, privilege and power. I'm liking it so far.
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I have only began this book but so far a good book.
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About to start this. Plot seems interesting.

"A publisher celebrating his 70th birthday invites a group of writers to his country house. During their stay there, the writers are asked to write a story about misunderstanding, honoring their host. Among them is a young man who is hired as a cook, who, by gathering the secrets, the fears and the dreams of the people involved in the fiesta, explores the concept of love and the world of literature".

I don't think it's available in English, I have it in Greek.
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A YA post apocalyptic zombie book. Nearing the end now and enjoying it a lot.

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