What are you reading??

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Hello Guys, Girls, and Tortoises who take an interest in the written word!

I thought it might be fun to share what we're reading, see if other members have read the book, OR MIGHT EVEN WANT TO READ BOOKS TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME and discuss them like a sort of forum Book group?

Since our forum membership is so diverse, it would be interesting to hear what members think of different books, both the good and the bad that's out and about.

-Just testing this out!
Please, feel free to join in if you think it could be interesting :)
 

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im currently reading 2 books. stephen king's the shining and stephen king's salem's lot i've read them before they're just some of my favorites i plan on reading stephen kings IT again soon to
I haven't read any Stephen King in ages. I may need to pick one up after I get through my current reading "To Do" list:)
 

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Hi, I'm currently reading King It. Absolutely superb so far. Just finished dr sleep (shining book2) was good but a tad predictable.
 

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Wow those pictures are great. It's weird most of the pictures are exactly like I imagined they would be.
 

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Wow those pictures are great. It's weird most of the pictures are exactly like I imagined they would be.
That's cool.:) It's probably because he's such a good visual writer. You can easily imagine what he describes.
 

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I annoy people because I change my avatar so much. I think I'll change my avatar to one of me in front of Stephen King's house just because I'm talking 'bookish' right now:D
 

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I belong to/host a book group where I live. The book for the month rotates among the membership. We don't always pick winners. We often pick books none of us have read, but are curious about. It can be pretty hit and miss, but I still enjoy meeting together and discussing them regardless of how thrilled I am about the book choice.

In addition to my book club reading, I went ahead and jotted down some books that I want to read. There is a lot of sci fi type stuff, because we don't often read that in my book group, but there is also regular fiction, mystery, and supernatural/horror as well.


Has anyone read any of these or do you have any interest in these? I'm unfamiliar with most of them and won't guarantee content, but this could be fun:) ???

Want to read one with me and we post about it?


-"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel -Sounds like a really interesting post- apocalyptic novel. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20170404-station-eleven

-"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins -Supposedly a good Psychological thriller. I read a review once that made me think that you learn the main character is already dead as the book opens. -Not sure if this is accurate, but sounds intriguing. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22557272-the-girl-on-the-train

-"Elantris" by Brandon Sanderson - God-like people suddenly become like Lepers from some mysterious affliction and are exiled in a prison city. The story follows a Prince who is afflicted and sent into the city run by sick and suffering thugs as well as the story of his fiance' outside of the city walls.Those who are afflicted are dressed in their burial shrouds and sent into the city, while the outside world has their funeral. I remember really liking this book, but would like a reread. This was written as the author's Masters' thesis when he graduated and then became a big-time writer.

-"The Martian" by Andy Weir - Heard the book was really good. The movie looks really good and I'll be renting it soon.

-"The Rent Collector" by Camron Wright -Heard it was good, but haven't read it. It's set in Cambodia and involves a group of people who live and make a living from recyclables at a dumping ground. Heard the story was really gripping and an uplifting read. May have received an award of some kind, but I'm not sure.

-"The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson -it's been years since I read it and would like a reread. My husband teaches this in a literature class regarding supernatural/horror lit. This is the same author who wrote the short story "The Lottery."

-"The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller - Sounds like it could be interesting. Here's a summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13330761-the-dog-stars?from_search=true&search_version=service

-"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Phillip K ****. -I haven't read any Phillip K. **** since my teens and would be interested to see what I think of his writing now. This is the story that inspired the movie "Blade Runner." No idea how the book is, but I know this is an interesting author.

-I also just finished the first one in the Young Adult "Mazerunner" series and am about to start "The Scortch Trials."
 
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Ender's Game. It's been in the queue for a while.

I've started It a few times but can't seem to get into it.
 

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Ender's Game. It's been in the queue for a while.

I've started It a few times but can't seem to get into it.
I read it and liked it. I need to read the next one at some point actually. What is it "Speaker for the Dead?" I need to look it up and see.
 

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What am I reading?

Umm… The Tortoise Forum...
AND NOW YOU ARE READING ME TYPE. So, I'm going to type gobbildy gook....BLEEEP, BLURP, FRUMP, FLOOP, SQUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEE. -Now, you just read "squeeeeee"---now, you just read it again.:D
 

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Ender's Game. It's been in the queue for a while.

I've started It a few times but can't seem to get into it.

I just realized how poorly I phrased this. Ender's Game is fine; I've never been able to get in IT (Stephen King) though Once I get past a certain point in the book, I'm sure I'll love it.
 

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I just realized how poorly I phrased this. Ender's Game is fine; I've never been able to get in IT (Stephen King) though Once I get past a certain point in the book, I'm sure I'll love it.
OHHHHHH!!!! Fer duh! Now, I'm reading it right!

How far are you in Ender's Game?
I could easily do a quick refresher and tack on the following books to my "to read" list:) I also wouldn't mind seeing the movie again. I liked it.
 

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I belong to/host a book group where I live. The book for the month rotates among the membership. We don't always pick winners. We often pick books none of us have read, but are curious about. It can be pretty hit and miss, but I still enjoy meeting together and discussing them regardless of how thrilled I am about the book choice.

In addition to my book club reading, I went ahead and jotted down some books that I want to read. There is a lot of sci fi type stuff, because we don't often read that in my book group, but there is also regular fiction, mystery, and supernatural/horror as well.


Has anyone read any of these or do you have any interest in these? I'm unfamiliar with most of them and won't guarantee content, but this could be fun:) ???

Want to read one with me and we post about it?


-"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel -Sounds like a really interesting post- apocalyptic novel. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20170404-station-eleven

-"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins -Supposedly a good Psychological thriller. I read a review once that made me think that you learn the main character is already dead as the book opens. -Not sure if this is accurate, but sounds intriguing. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22557272-the-girl-on-the-train

-"Elantris" by Brandon Sanderson - God-like people suddenly become like Lepers from some mysterious affliction and are exiled in a prison city. The story follows a Prince who is afflicted and sent into the city run by sick and suffering thugs as well as the story of his fiance' outside of the city walls.Those who are afflicted are dressed in their burial shrouds and sent into the city, while the outside world has their funeral. I remember really liking this book, but would like a reread. This was written as the author's Masters' thesis when he graduated and then became a big-time writer.

-"The Martian" by Andy Weir - Heard the book was really good. The movie looks really good and I'll be renting it soon.

-"The Rent Collector" by Camron Wright -Heard it was good, but haven't read it. It's set in Cambodia and involves a group of people who live and make a living from recyclables at a dumping ground. Heard the story was really gripping and an uplifting read. May have received an award of some kind, but I'm not sure.

-"The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson -it's been years since I read it and would like a reread. My husband teaches this in a literature class regarding supernatural/horror lit. This is the same author who wrote the short story "The Lottery."

-"The Dog Stars" by Peter Heller - Sounds like it could be interesting. Here's a summary: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13330761-the-dog-stars?from_search=true&search_version=service

-"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Phillip K ****. -I haven't read any Phillip K. **** since my teens and would be interested to see what I think of his writing now. This is the story that inspired the movie "Blade Runner." No idea how the book is, but I know this is an interesting author.

-I also just finished the first one in the Young Adult "Mazerunner" series and am about to start "The Scortch Trials."

I don't "read" books very often (terrible confession for someone who works in a library) but I listen to audio books a lot. It means I can knit or spin or do the really routine stuff at work and still get through some books. I listened to Station Eleven last year and really liked it. It's more relationship-driven than most apocalypse books but low key and just very well written.
Currently I'm on book...8, I think? Of the Dresden Files. The audio books are read by James Marsters from Buffy and he's excellent. The quality of narration really can make or break an audiobook. I love The Night Circus but I hate the audiobook version!
In my audiobook library I have quite a bit of Terry Pratchett, Game of Thrones, Welcome to Night Vale, Swan Song (a good one for fans of apocalypses), a bit of Patrick Rothfuss, some Alastair Reynolds, some China Mieville, 14 by Peter Clines (great fun!), the Locke Lamora books, Wool /Shift/Dust by Hugh Howey, Weaveworld, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell...... And of course some Neil Gaiman. So basically sci fi and fantasy, especially modern/urban fantasy - but only the well written stuff. No Twilight here!
 

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Ok, I'll go…I'm currently reading the "Foundation" series by Isaac Asimov. I'm in the "Foundations Edge" book. I've read this group of books some 30 years ago, while living in a cabin with no electric power, or phone,(not available out there) and no running water. If you've never read Asimov, do so. He was simply an amazing man. And very well educated as well. Next up for me will be his "Robot" series.
 

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I'm currently reading "The Tin Drum," a novel set in Poland during WWII featuring a very unreliable and unconventional narrator. I'm also re-reading "Intruder in the Dust" and just picked up "The Character of Rain," which I'd never heard of but was recommended by a friend.

I've never read anything by Asimov, @Cowboy_Ken but I'll pick something of his up tomorrow when I visit my local used book store. (I'm caring for the owners' cats while they're away, so am there every day anyhow.)
 

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