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I'm currently about two-thirds of the way through the audio book of Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Enjoying it so far. Carolyn McCormick does a great job as narrator.

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How about you?

What are you reading at the moment?

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msstacy13
Feb. 12th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
The Deserter.

And I hate to sound pushy,
but if you haven't already read that and The Inferior, you should.

And look at this!
You can actually get them new for less than $7 and that includes shipping....
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002XULYGE/ref=sr_1_1_np_1_main_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360687405&sr=1-1&condition=new
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0385751494/ref=sr_1_2_np_1_main_olp?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360687405&sr=1-2&condition=new
jongibbs
Feb. 12th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
Lol, Peadar will be so proud :)
msstacy13
Feb. 12th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC)
Actually, he may be chagrined by the fact they've been remaindered,
but I'm willing to take that risk.
Much as I'd like everyone to buy and read my books,
I have to admit that his not only cost less,
but have garnered much more widespread critical acclaim.
wendigomountain
Feb. 12th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

Pretty good so far, but unfortunately, when I get time to read, it means I usually fall asleep in my chair a couple pages in.
jongibbs
Feb. 12th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
Lol, not the best recommendation for a book :)
wendigomountain
Feb. 12th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
So far, it has failed the blanket test, which means if it makes a better blanket when I fall asleep than a book, I will stop reading it. 1/8th of the way in and I'm still chipping away!
jongibbs
Feb. 12th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
Eek!
mary_j_59
Feb. 13th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm reading that one, too! Trying a second time - I actually bought it from iBooks because (1) our library copy was just so darn fat!, and (2) the prose was so delightful. I was laughing out loud as I waited at the service station for my car inspection - but I have to admit, it's slow going. I'm about 1/4 of the way through.
martyn44
Feb. 12th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC)
The Algebraist by Iain M Banks
jongibbs
Feb. 12th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
Any good?
martyn44
Feb. 13th, 2013 07:51 am (UTC)
Interesting, in a galactic sort of way. Not his best - that's The Crow Road - but still better than most.
jongibbs
Feb. 13th, 2013 11:35 am (UTC)
As a reader, I find a decent previous book buys a lot of goodwill eg: I haven't loved all of Terry Pratchett's books, but the default setting is on 'buy' whenever he brings out a new one :)
jakobdrud
Feb. 12th, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
I'm between novels at the moment (due to just finishing 'Kraken' by China Mieville). I'll be starting on The Mongoliad pt. 2 in a moment.

Kraken comes highly recommended, but it's not what I'd call an easy read.
jongibbs
Feb. 12th, 2013 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, for some books, you really have to be willing to work for the pleasure of reading them :)
bogwitch64
Feb. 12th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. It's fab.
jongibbs
Feb. 13th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
Fab? Have you been watching TV shows set in the 60s again? ;)
bogwitch64
Feb. 13th, 2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
It's that damn time tunnel behind my house! It's constantly spewing out hippies that end up needing to be fed.
jongibbs
Feb. 13th, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
Time Tunnel? Now you're talking. I loved that show :)
glynisj
Feb. 13th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
I'm reading Now You See Her by James Patterson. It's the first one of his books I've read. I'm not too sure about his style yet.
jongibbs
Feb. 13th, 2013 11:39 am (UTC)
Senior Management bought me an audio version of one of his books for Christmas - can't remember which. I haven't got around to reading it yet, but I'm sure it's good :)
mary_j_59
Feb. 13th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Jonathan Strange. See my comment above. But I just finished Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor . In some ways, I think this is even better about the corrupting effects of war than Suzanne Collins, and it's very well written. I've also started Hooked by Liz Fichera. Not great literature, but so far it's light, charming and fun, and I'm in the mood for that.

Oh, and Semper Fidelis, by Ruth Downie, set in 1st-2d century Britain. I love this series! Doctor Ruso and his native wife, Tilla, are wonderful characters.
jongibbs
Feb. 13th, 2013 11:40 am (UTC)
I'll have to look into Ruth Downie's work. I do like historical fiction :)
ladysaotome
Feb. 13th, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I've been doing a lot of pre-reading for my daughter lately (though I tend to enjoy the books so she's just my excuse - lol) so I just finished "The Fairy's Return and Other Princess Tales" by Gail Carson Levine. Next up is "Eon" by Alison Goodman & "The Goose Girl" by Shannon Hale, both of which I have to return to the library soon. But those are for me - they're both too old for my munchkin.
jongibbs
Feb. 13th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a lot of reading :)
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