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What book are you reading at the moment?

I think it's important for writers to read in the genre and/or market in which we hope to one day be published. With that in mind, I've just started reading Jacob Wonderbar and the cosmic space kapow by agent turned author, Nathan Bransford.

So far, I'm enjoying it. I like Nathan's sense of humor.

How about you?

What book are you reading at the moment?


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Aug. 10th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, reading a highly recommended book puts the pressure on, don't you think?
Aug. 10th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
I'm just finishing Rosemary Sutcliffe's Eagle of the Ninth on my sister deirdrej's recommendation. It is pretty awesome!

BTW, the captcha below has an UMLAUT in it! How am I supposed to type an umlaut on an English keyboard?!!!
Aug. 10th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
Lol, I have no idea, but why did you need to fill in a captcha thingy?
(no subject) - mary_j_59 - Aug. 11th, 2011 02:16 am (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 10th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Not Bad for a Human: The bio/autobio of actor Lance Henricksen. Excellent so far.
Aug. 10th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I liked him in Millenium, and of course, Alien vs. Predator :)
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Aug. 10th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)
Dystopian China. Interesting.
Aug. 10th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
I finished Zoo City by Lauren Beukes a few days ago. Up next is probably Prince of Thorns...

I'm also rereading my favorite comic from the 70s -- Starlord. There were only ever 22 issues at 30 pages each, so it shouldn't take me too long :)
Aug. 10th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
When it comes to comics, I'm more of a 60s guy. I wish I'd hung on to them. They'd be worth a bloomin' fortune today :)
Aug. 10th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hope to see a review of it once you complete it?

I'm currently reading "Mists of Avalon" by Bradley ... I've been putting it off for years and I finally picked up a copy at the library. It's good stuff. The longer I wait on these things, the more, I think, I appreciate them. Makes me wonder if I should go back and reread all the things I've read so far!
Aug. 10th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
I love re-reading books :)
Aug. 10th, 2011 04:28 pm (UTC)
The Help - by Kathryn Stockett.
Aug. 10th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Are you enjoying it, so far?
(no subject) - maryjdal - Aug. 10th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 10th, 2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
I am between books! Actually, I'm never NOT reading, but the last few weeks it has been manuscripts from the slush.
Aug. 10th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I can go weeks without reading a book, but then I'll read/listen to a book a day for a month. I guess it balances out over time :)
Aug. 10th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
The Professor's House/Willa Cather

and something unpublished by a writer-friend...
Aug. 10th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
Are you enjoying them?
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Aug. 10th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
Currenty, Warcraft Archive, although I have recommended to me Vampire Academy (YA), which I plan to start next. Heck, since I plan to be writing YA, I even caved and got a copy of Eragon (Doubleday Book Club offer anyway, so what the heck). I currently have absolutely no plans whatsoever to read Twilight (although I have one of the Star Wars ones coming where Jacen Solo went over to the Dark Side and Jaina solo has to go and stop him--started reading the YA books with them. I wonder if they'll mention Tenel Ka. I liked her characterization, too).
Aug. 11th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
What? Eragon but not Twilight? Why? I have to say that, while they both can be ripped to pieces by the ruthless, Twilight was much more engaging as a story. And slightly more stand-alone if you only want to read the first.
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Aug. 10th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
I'm currently reading All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. It seemed to start a little slow but piqued my interest in the third chapter. My wife suggested it because my grandfather was wounded in the trenches in WW 1.

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Aug. 11th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
When I were a lad, I saw the black and white movie version. To this day, I remember the 'boots' montage and the moving final scene :(
Aug. 10th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
The Warlock by Michael Scott - the 5th book in the The Secrets of the Immortal Nichlas Flamel.

tommorow I am going to start either Open Ice by Jack Falla or The Rebel League by Ed Willes (I have three more hockey stories I need to get to my publisher sometime soon - the first two are started and the third is... sigh*)

I've been doing one fantasy novel one book about hockey for a while now.
Aug. 11th, 2011 10:02 am (UTC)
Have fun :)
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Aug. 11th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
I think reading outside your genre's important too. Otherwise, we risk becoming formulaic (if that's even a word) :)
Aug. 11th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
I must be taking your advice on reading within my genre. I actually usually read literary fiction, despite writing more in the paranormal genres. But friends have works out and I'm trying to catch up with them!

So I'm reading Gray Lake by David Bain along with a short story collection by Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin. Enjoying both, but no matter how much I like my genre fiction, I usually can't wait to get back to the literary. I seriously don't know why I keep writing the weird stuff! :)
Aug. 11th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
Just a thought, but I wonder if there might be a market for a book which combined the two genres. In which case...
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Aug. 11th, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
I picked up volumes 2 & 3 of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones at the Borders closing sale last weekend. Already finished #2 and just 30 minutes ago finished Conrad's Fate. Just The Pinhoe Egg left & then I can start on #s 2 & 3 of The Moorehawke Trilogy bu Celine Kiernan, another Borders grab. Borders closing may be sad but it's done wonderful things for my incomplete series collection. :)
Aug. 11th, 2011 10:10 am (UTC)
Silver linings = :)
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