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What are you reading at the moment?

I'm currently listening to The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail by Michael P. Spradlin.

I'm about halfway through and very much enjoying it so far.

How about you?

What are you reading at the moment?

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Apr. 5th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm reading 'The Drowning City' by Amanda Downum. I like the way her characters use magic for everyday purposes as well as more sinister purposes. Only 70 pages in, so that's all the review I'm giving it at this point.
Apr. 5th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
That's an awesome book! I loved it.
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good read :)
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Apr. 5th, 2012 04:47 pm (UTC)
The Blind Assassin

Great title :)
Mieke Zamora-Mackay
Apr. 5th, 2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. I might be the slowest reader in the world right now. It does not reflect on the quality of the work, I'm just a really slow reader.
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed it - Olive is an interesting character. I think that we all have a little bit of Olive in us, one way or another.
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
Better slow reading than no reading, right? :)
Apr. 5th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
I just finished Blood Rights by Kristen Painter and started Black Howl by Christina Henry.
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
More great titles :)
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
I just finished C.S. Friedman's A Legacy of Kings, 3rd book in the Magister's trilogy. Good stuff.
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
I love it when I get into a good series :)
Apr. 5th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
A fantastic novel called "A Time Never Lived." It's not even out yet! Great author. She's very talented.

Halfway through my ARC and ten typos to fix! So far...Eeep!
Apr. 5th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
Regina Sclafford
Apr. 5th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
What am I reading?
I am currently reading "Southern Fried" by Cathy Pickens. I am only on chapter four as I am working on my own book and also working full time and have my side job but yea. So far it's an interesting read. I usually read Erica Spindler or John Saul but over the past few years I have been getting into Cozy Mysteries. Mostly the Culinary themed Cozies. I have about four or five pages of loose leaf paper that are filled with books on my "Want to Read" list. It's crazy to have such a zest for reading. People think I am weird. Am I weird?
Apr. 6th, 2012 01:11 am (UTC)
Re: What am I reading?
If you're weird, you're in good company ;)
Apr. 5th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
Scalzi's Old Man's War.

I've been trying to pace myself, but the bastard has the plot set up that I keep staying up past my bedtime to read. Ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem, but since I've been getting up at 2:30 AM to help my wife get ready for her graveyard shift at work, it's been killing me.

Gee, thanks for that, John.

(Not you, Jon, but Scalzi.)
Apr. 6th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
I'm tempted to read his Red Shirts.
Apr. 5th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Apr. 6th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
Any good?
Apr. 6th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Yes. Was expecting something like Coupland's "Girlfriend in a Coma" and/or Vonnegut but it's not like that.
Apr. 6th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)

I'm listening to Time Stops for No Mouse: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure.

I've been reading and listening to Children's and Young Adult, along with many, many other books over the last 30 years. While this reader isn't the worst I've ever listened to, he isn't the greatest either.

Amazon shows it is being the first book in the series and aimed at the age group 12 and up. While I don't find it one of the greatest books that I've listened to, I'll give it 3/5 stars.

My main criticism is that it's filled with many difficult names of the characters, that I feel most 12-year-olds would have difficulty in pronouncing, if they read the book instead of listening to it on audio as I do.

And there are some places where the plot bogs down into much detail; such as the reading of the daily entries in the Explorers Journal.

the plot itself is interesting, and is not your typical "mouse" story that you expect, so I would recommend it, especially as a physical book for the child to read while listening to the audio at the same time.

This was the only way I could get my nephew to "read" a book when he was 10 and 11 years old.

Apr. 6th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
I love audio books, but like you, I sometimes have a problem with the reader. My favorite narrators to date are Jim Dale (who did an incredible job with the US audio versions of the Harry Potter series), Stephen Fry and the folks who read Bernard Cornwell's Saxon stories, set in the days of King Alfred.
Apr. 6th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
I was supposed to have finished reading Desert Solitaire by Edward Abby, but I had a hard time with his prose (and didn't end up finishing it.) He's antagonistic, he's descriptive, ranting, contradictory, sexists, racists, random and yet sometimes he is self-aware and clever. I don't really like the kind of roller coaster prose he has. I'm glad for the exposure to books I wouldn't normally pick up due to my English class, but I will also be relieved to be done with school reading and return to my list. I just started Raptor by Jennings when my school reading began and I'm looking forward to getting back into that.
Apr. 6th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
I haven't read Gary Jennings' Raptor, but it looks good :)
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