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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by East Texas Parrothead » April 29, 2012 12:06 am

Just finished Jim H. Ainsworth's new book, "Go Down Looking." I don't normally do this, but I'm urging everyone who loves a good story, well told, to purchase a copy when it's released May 9. Trust me. We need to encourage writers like Ainsworth, who has hit a home run with this final chapter in the Rivers series. This book is better than anything you'll find on the New York Times list ... and it's based on Ainsworth's childhood in Delta County.

I've been a fan since Ainsworth's first book, "Rivers Flow," but this one is his best. Bob Wills' "Faded Love" will now bring fond memories of Griffin, Rance, Mattie, Gray Boy, Tuck and Jake. And in their honor, I promise to always hear the music.

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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by drunkpirate66 » April 29, 2012 9:51 am

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach.

Best book I have read this year.
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by ScarletB » April 29, 2012 11:34 am

BahamaBreeze wrote:
Carolinadreamin' wrote:I just read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It's really a young adult novel but my 20 yr old daughter wants me to see the movie with her, which comes out on March 23. It's about a girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic country of Panem (where North America once was). The "Capitol" holds absolute power over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games are an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 "districts" are selected by lottery to compete in an arena on TV in which only one person can survive.

It is a trilogy and was disturbing, violent, bloody and I couldn't put it down. Read all three books in 4 days......... :oops: :D
Reading the first one now. I hope the movie is as fun as the book!!
Almost finished with the second one and I went to the bookstore yesterday to make sure I already had #3 on hand. It's a can't put down story.
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by Tequila Revenge » April 29, 2012 2:04 pm

I'm almost done re-reading my John Gierach books about fly fishing:

Trout Bum
Even Brook Trout Get the Blues
The View from Rat Lake
Where the Trout Are All as Long as Your Leg
Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing
Fly-fishing Small Streams
Fly-fishing the High Country
Still Life with Brook Trout
Standing in a River Waving a Stick
Dances with Trout
Fishing Bamboo
Another Lousy Day in Paradise
At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman
Good Flies: Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way
Signs of Life
Death Taxes And Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly Fishing Treasury
Fool's Paradise
The Fly Fishing Anthology (with Mallory Burton and Ernest Hemingway)
No Shortage of Good Days

And, "A Movable Feast," By Tatie

And after watching Midnight in Paris a couple of times, the EH from the movie is now the narrator of his books...and that's bothersome.
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by CindaBee » April 29, 2012 5:32 pm

ScarletB wrote:
fins2theleft wrote:
ScarletB wrote:
ejr wrote:Stephen King's 11/22/63. Haven't been able to get into his stuff for years, and don't like time travel stuff, but I really am loving this book!
About 1/4 way through it, kind of a slowish start for me but I'm hooked now.
I'm also reading this....I'm totally obsessed with JFK so as soon as this came out on iBooks i bought it. im still pretty far from the end, but im loving it. wish i had more time to read it, i'd probably already be done.
I was up til past 1AM one "school night" because I couldn't put it down - next day not so productive. It's one of those books I was sad to finish. Almost done with "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". Unusual story but I'm liking it.
One of the best books I've ever read. I stopped reading SK after The Shining...way too pyschologically head-messing for me at that time. But this one was amazing. Was sorry to see it end.

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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by CindaBee » April 29, 2012 5:35 pm

Okay, I'm gonna recommend an author for totally escapist beach reading (yeah, and pretty much chick-lit). Elin Hildebrand writes engrossing, easy-read summer books. I spend a lot of time reading biographies and history and "good for me" stuff, but now and then I want to escape. Between her and Christopher Moore, my summer reading list is pretty full.

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Post by East Texas Parrothead » April 29, 2012 8:08 pm

Anyone reading "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy? I'm about 75% through the first one. Will never think of Seattle in the same way. :oops:
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by ScarletB » April 29, 2012 8:31 pm

CindaBee wrote:Okay, I'm gonna recommend an author for totally escapist beach reading (yeah, and pretty much chick-lit). Elin Hildebrand writes engrossing, easy-read summer books. I spend a lot of time reading biographies and history and "good for me" stuff, but now and then I want to escape. Between her and Christopher Moore, my summer reading list is pretty full.
LOVE her books, I've spent a lot of time on Nantucket and so I can "see" everything she's talking about. I agree, great beach reads. I look forward to her yearly new book. Same with Chris Bohjahlian, his books are engrossing but definitely meatier than vacation reads. Both local New England authors, in fact Chris lives here in VT.
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by ejr » April 29, 2012 10:57 pm

CindaBee wrote:
ScarletB wrote:
fins2theleft wrote:
ScarletB wrote:
ejr wrote:Stephen King's 11/22/63. Haven't been able to get into his stuff for years, and don't like time travel stuff, but I really am loving this book!
About 1/4 way through it, kind of a slowish start for me but I'm hooked now.
I'm also reading this....I'm totally obsessed with JFK so as soon as this came out on iBooks i bought it. im still pretty far from the end, but im loving it. wish i had more time to read it, i'd probably already be done.
I was up til past 1AM one "school night" because I couldn't put it down - next day not so productive. It's one of those books I was sad to finish. Almost done with "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close". Unusual story but I'm liking it.
One of the best books I've ever read. I stopped reading SK after The Shining...way too pyschologically head-messing for me at that time. But this one was amazing. Was sorry to see it end.

I agree. His stuff just got too weird for me, so even though I love his writing, I stopped reading. This book was really good. I have recommended it to a couple of my students and am curious to see if it has the same hold on someone that young, since my generation has such first hand memories of the Kennedy assassination.
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by conched » May 9, 2012 10:34 am

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down. :)

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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by tigzoe » May 9, 2012 10:41 am

conched wrote:I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down. :)
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by DAB » May 19, 2012 6:58 pm

I've just read Just kids by Patti Smith about her life with Robert Mapplethorpe. It's a great read especially if you are a fan of Robert Mapplethorpe, and I have a bit of an obsession with the Chelsea Hotel.
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by Tiki Torches » May 19, 2012 11:31 pm

I really enjoyed the exclusive one hour webcast CBS Sunday Morning did with Patti recently. In case anyone missed it, you can still watch it here.

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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by baybound » May 20, 2012 1:43 pm

Just finished Burial Ground by Michael McBride. Its a solid, well written thriller/suspense adventure set in the Peruvian jungle. If you like works by James Rollins or the late great Michael Chrichton, you will really like this I think. If you have Amazon Prime its free for Kindle

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Post by surfpirate » May 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Bfan53again wrote:Just picked up Mile Marker Zero by William McKeen. :pirate:

Tales of the "characters" that made up the history of Key West back in the day......yes, there is much about Mr. Buffett, too. [smilie=coolup.gif]
Just got around to reading that last night
(and into early this morning).

Very well researched and written,
and wow ... a lot that ... I did ... not ... know ...

Some good stuff.
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Post by maid memories » June 26, 2012 1:56 pm

Reading Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris and Hemingway and Gellhorn by Jerome Tuccille. I'm enjoying the Hemingway book immensely as it's delving into a lot of Key West history and giving the reader an idea of what Key West was like at the time that Ernest met Martha.

If you have a Kindle, I recommend following Pixel of Ink on Facebook, or just checking their daily blogs.

Pixel of Ink - Free Kindle Books

They update the site a few times a day with free Kindle books and I've gotten quite a few easy summer reads that way.

I went to the library today and picked up Undying Love by Ben Harrison. It's an account of Count Carl Van Cosel and his obsession with Elena Hoyos that led him to steal her body from her family mausoleum and attempt to preserve her in death for seven years. It's one of the creepier weird tales down here and I'm mildly fascinated by it right now.
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Re: What are YOU reading?

Post by Saltx3 » June 26, 2012 3:06 pm

Just started Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly...alot of history that I never knew (or maybe just tuned-out in high school :-? )
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Post by bermudamel » June 26, 2012 3:32 pm

Just finished the 50 Shades trilogy :roll: and now reading Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich. Hoping its better than the 18th Plum book was!

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