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Vinjii

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #100 on: October 24, 2018, 06:57:54 PM »
I'm currently reading Fonda Lee's "Jade City." I seem to be on a fantasy streak.
 

spin52

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #101 on: October 25, 2018, 01:05:32 AM »
Whenever I have nothing to read or can't decide what to read, I fall back on my Nero Wolfe books.

You obviously have excellent taste. I love Rex Stout. Did you know that yesterday was Archie Goodwin's birthday? It was just mentioned in passing in one of the books -- can't remember which one.
I have been reading Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mysteries series, set in turn of the century New York. And I was so intrigued by the blurb on one of our members' books here that I bought it and am about halfway through. Thanks, Al.


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Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #102 on: October 25, 2018, 01:20:20 AM »
Whenever I have nothing to read or can't decide what to read, I fall back on my Nero Wolfe books.

You obviously have excellent taste. I love Rex Stout. Did you know that yesterday was Archie Goodwin's birthday? It was just mentioned in passing in one of the books -- can't remember which one.
I have been reading Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mysteries series, set in turn of the century New York. And I was so intrigued by the blurb on one of our members' books here that I bought it and am about halfway through. Thanks, Al.

I missed Archie's birthday? What kind of an awful fan am I! I'm putting it on my calendar for next year. I did spend quite a bit of time tending my orchids yesterday so hopefully, that counts.
           
 
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spin52

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #103 on: October 25, 2018, 02:17:50 AM »
Whenever I have nothing to read or can't decide what to read, I fall back on my Nero Wolfe books.

You obviously have excellent taste. I love Rex Stout. Did you know that yesterday was Archie Goodwin's birthday? It was just mentioned in passing in one of the books -- can't remember which one.
I have been reading Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mysteries series, set in turn of the century New York. And I was so intrigued by the blurb on one of our members' books here that I bought it and am about halfway through. Thanks, Al.

I missed Archie's birthday? What kind of an awful fan am I! I'm putting it on my calendar for next year. I did spend quite a bit of time tending my orchids yesterday so hopefully, that counts.

I'm sure it does. It was when Archie was pulling out a wallet or something and saying it was a gift from Wolfe last October 23, "and I didn't even know he knew when my birthday was."


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Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #104 on: October 25, 2018, 05:59:48 AM »
Whenever I have nothing to read or can't decide what to read, I fall back on my Nero Wolfe books.

You obviously have excellent taste. I love Rex Stout. Did you know that yesterday was Archie Goodwin's birthday? It was just mentioned in passing in one of the books -- can't remember which one.
I have been reading Victoria Thompson's Gaslight Mysteries series, set in turn of the century New York. And I was so intrigued by the blurb on one of our members' books here that I bought it and am about halfway through. Thanks, Al.

I missed Archie's birthday? What kind of an awful fan am I! I'm putting it on my calendar for next year. I did spend quite a bit of time tending my orchids yesterday so hopefully, that counts.

I'm sure it does. It was when Archie was pulling out a wallet or something and saying it was a gift from Wolfe last October 23, "and I didn't even know he knew when my birthday was."

Ah, yes. I think it was a card case. Now I have to reread the whole series just to find it. Such a sacrifice.  :hehe

I just finished A Family Affair for about the fifth time.
           
 

spin52

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #105 on: October 25, 2018, 09:37:04 PM »

My favorite is "The Doorbell Rang". Who but Wolfe could beat the FBI into submission?
I've also been reading Edward Marston's Nicholas Bracewell mysteries. I have to say the mystery part of them isn't that great, but the Elizabethan theater setting is intriguing and I like the characters.


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Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #106 on: October 26, 2018, 01:29:42 AM »

My favorite is "The Doorbell Rang". Who but Wolfe could beat the FBI into submission?
I've also been reading Edward Marston's Nicholas Bracewell mysteries. I have to say the mystery part of them isn't that great, but the Elizabethan theater setting is intriguing and I like the characters.

Yes, I always recommend that one. Another favorite is The Mother Hunt. I also love the Zeck trilogy especially the final one. And The Rubber Band ...  :help ... I have to stop now.
           
 

HSh

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #107 on: October 26, 2018, 02:03:26 AM »
Good memories about the Nero Wolfe books...   :clap:  There are some audio versions available on Scribd, maybe I'll dive back in again soon.  I have a lot of them in print already, but audio can offer a different take sometimes.  I've noticed I do NOT enjoy romance in audio format, but some fiction, and lots of non-fiction, I like a lot.  It just depends what I'm in the mood for.

 

Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #108 on: October 26, 2018, 02:56:16 AM »
Good memories about the Nero Wolfe books...   :clap:  There are some audio versions available on Scribd, maybe I'll dive back in again soon.  I have a lot of them in print already, but audio can offer a different take sometimes.  I've noticed I do NOT enjoy romance in audio format, but some fiction, and lots of non-fiction, I like a lot.  It just depends what I'm in the mood for.

I had all of them in paperback but they were so old, some of them were priced at 50c and 75c. It was time to toss them. That hurt. But I've got them all on my Kindle.

For me, audio depends a lot on the narrator. 
           
 
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Vijaya

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #109 on: October 26, 2018, 06:13:31 AM »
Born a Crime by Noah Trevor -- life in South Africa as a mixed kid. His mother--what a woman!!!

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Robin

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #110 on: October 26, 2018, 08:45:54 PM »
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. I haven't read very much yet, but it is very funny so far and I'm glad I bought it.
 

Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #111 on: October 26, 2018, 11:46:08 PM »
I'm listening to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Charles Dickens. Nick Offerman is the narrator and he's doing a wonderful job. My grandson actually came out of his room and asked me if it was Nick Offerman. Apparently, Offerman voices a character on one of his games.



           
 

spin52

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #112 on: October 27, 2018, 12:10:09 AM »
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. I haven't read very much yet, but it is very funny so far and I'm glad I bought it.
Do you know, I think I've read all of Bryson's books and that's the only one I didn't especially like?  :icon_rolleyes:
If you haven't already read it, I can recommend his autobiography, "Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid", which is a wonderfully nostalgic (and funny) look at America in the 1950s.


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #113 on: October 27, 2018, 12:29:45 AM »
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. I haven't read very much yet, but it is very funny so far and I'm glad I bought it.
Do you know, I think I've read all of Bryson's books and that's the only one I didn't especially like?  :icon_rolleyes:
If you haven't already read it, I can recommend his autobiography, "Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid", which is a wonderfully nostalgic (and funny) look at America in the 1950s.

It's only the second of BB's I've read (the first was A Short History of Nearly Everything) so maybe I don't have so many books of his to compare to, but I have to say I like it so far!

Thank you for the recommendation  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em 
 

YouMeWe

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #114 on: October 27, 2018, 09:35:08 AM »
Still slogging my way through Inferno, by Dan Brown ...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #115 on: October 28, 2018, 12:10:23 AM »
Last night I finished A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. Such a lovely read! Not much action or drama, but some excellent characterization. It also filled out the universe Chambers created in Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I'm hoping to start on the next novel in this universe, Record of a Spaceborn Few, in the next few days.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #116 on: October 28, 2018, 02:38:15 AM »
Currently reading A Noise Downstairs by Linwood Barclay and Life Is For the Living by Samuel Stokes.

Recently finished Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding. Canadians will find the murder part of the story very familiar.
 

Kate Elizabeth

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #117 on: October 28, 2018, 03:00:28 AM »
I just finished Anna Lee Huber's The Anatomist's Wife, an historical mystery.  It's the first of the Lady Darby Mysteries, and I really enjoyed it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #118 on: October 28, 2018, 01:18:16 PM »
Last night I finished A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. Such a lovely read! Not much action or drama, but some excellent characterization. It also filled out the universe Chambers created in Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I'm hoping to start on the next novel in this universe, Record of a Spaceborn Few, in the next few days.

I love Becky Chambers' books and have Record of a Spaceborn Few on my TBR pile.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #119 on: October 28, 2018, 02:00:59 PM »
Last night I finished A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. Such a lovely read! Not much action or drama, but some excellent characterization. It also filled out the universe Chambers created in Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. I'm hoping to start on the next novel in this universe, Record of a Spaceborn Few, in the next few days.
  I liked all three those books, but I absolutely loved "A closed and common orbit".
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YouMeWe

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #120 on: November 02, 2018, 10:58:17 PM »
Just reached the midpoint of Inferno. Feel like I need a round of applause.
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Maggie Ann

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #121 on: November 03, 2018, 01:19:10 AM »
I'm reading Dragon's Egg, Maria E. Schneider, fourth in the Dragons of Wendal series.
           
 

Vijaya

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #122 on: November 03, 2018, 04:50:02 AM »
Back in Control by Dr. David Hanscom -- learning more about the pit of chronic pain and getting out of it without meds, surgery, etc.

Author of over 60 books and 60 magazine pieces, primarily for children
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Robin

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #123 on: November 04, 2018, 08:58:08 PM »
Just reached the midpoint of Inferno. Feel like I need a round of applause.

 :clap:

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elleoco

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #124 on: November 05, 2018, 08:40:14 AM »
I just finished Patterson's Texas Ranger. The only Patterson books I ever read previously were a couple of the Alex Cross series. I dropped them when they had the "serial killer who can't be killed and keeps coming back" trope. However, I like Westerns, and there aren't enough decent ones around, so even though I prefer historical ones and this is contemporary, I gave it a try.

It pulled me right through the story all right. However, I was pretty sure of the bad guy halfway, and disappointed that the MC was a macho jerk who never should have been in law enforcement to start with.

Got it from the library. If I bought, I'd be mad at myself.

Max

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #125 on: November 05, 2018, 09:01:44 AM »
Starting this:  Planet Black by Barry C Davis

Look Inside grabbed me, but that was after I downloaded a freebie of his with a compelling title.
 

Kate Elizabeth

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #126 on: November 05, 2018, 09:28:37 AM »
I finished Lauren Layne's Good Girl, which I really enjoyed.  I just started The Magician's Lie, by Greer Macallister.
 

oganalp

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #127 on: November 05, 2018, 10:56:52 AM »
Halfway through the second book of Dresden files, Fool Moon.

Then I plan on switching to The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #128 on: November 07, 2018, 01:13:34 AM »
Yesterday I finished Becky Chambers' Record of a Spaceborn Few. It wasn't as tightly focused in terms of plot and characters as the other two books in her universe were. Yet it was still an intriguing exploration of the culture she's created. I did like how she tied the lives of the characters she introduces together. I hope she writes more in this universe.

Pondering what I want to read next...