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Old 06-13-2015, 03:35 PM
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In reverse chrono from the last few months:
The Grey and Guilty Sea by Scott Carter
- abandoned b/c the narrator is an insensitive and grumpy. I find there are too many arrogant protagonists these days. The shallow arrested adolescent Jack Reacher is a prime example, and then that jerk doctor from The House ... I could go on
The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman
Got through it but it is not as funny as she tries to make it. Seems more like something she hammered out to make contract. (Diary entries, excerpts from voice mail, email...) Too bad, because I like her.
A few books by James Lee Burke who is a good writer but who has become unforgivably droopy and sentimental
Everything by Michael Connelly that I can find. Waiting eagerly for his latest due in October by which time I could be dead.

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Old 06-14-2015, 06:16 PM
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott Tuplin View Post
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.

I didn't realise it was a YA book until I'd already bought it, but I'm enjoying it nonetheless.
There are many hidden gems in the YA genre.
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:56 AM
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I haven't read any TEOTWAWKI books lately, and somehow this caught my eye

Going Home by A. American.

A tale of how Everyday Joe Prepper, I mean Morgan Prepper manages a 250 mile walk home after a solar flare or EMP takes out his, and most everybody's cars. And grid.

It's ok. Truly decidedly OK. What I noticed is also caught in the amazon reviews - needs more proofing/editing. And it reads like a mall ninja's weapon wet dream.

one dislike - the author took an opportunity (I think) to take a swipe at Rawles TEOTWAWKI books.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:44 AM
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Finish to read the Dark erotica romance series Hitman by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick. Currently reading a variation of fairy tales base romance books.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:33 PM
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Just got the my last volume of collected Steinbeck novels: The Moon is Down, Cannery Row, The Pearl, East of Eden. I've read them all except The Moon is Down, but I'll probably read all them again.

Woo hoo.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:24 PM
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Non-fiction: Making Things Clear and You Are Here by David Cain, both on the subject of meditation/mindfulness.

Fiction: over the last two weeks I re-read the entire Belgariad series by David Eddings. Haven't read those since I was a kid. Good times.

Now I'm starting on the monumental task of The Wheel of Time, which I haven't read before somehow. I'm about 2/3 through The Eye of the World.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:21 AM
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I am reading a Chapter at a time from two non fiction books.

LIBERTY, THE GOD THAT FAILED by Christopher Ferrara is a Catholic look at the results of The Enlightenment, and that liberty is used to pursue licentiousness. I like listening to his opinions on a few radio shows that he is on, but so far he takes unnecessary passive aggressive digs at protestantism in general.

ALBION'S SEED, by David Hackett Fisher is a look at four distinct groups from Great Britain that populated what was to become the United States, (and up to about early 1900 when the "other" migrations occurred.

It shows how the Puritans (shown as radical Calvinist) came from the East Anglia portion of England to settle the New England area, The Quakers went to the Pennsylvania area, the "cavalier class" - some escaping Cromwell settled the Seaboard from Maryland on South, and the Scots-Irish and Welsh settled the Appalachians and made the big westward push

ALBION'S SEED examines "folkways" and examines general aspects of life and how it affected each area and migration.

I've read excerpts from ALBION'S SEED and discussed it with several people. It explains how America, originally an English settled nation could have four distinct cultures, which often led to conflict.
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Good book I have read recently. Check out the review
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:12 AM
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I'm currently reading John Hawkes' The Lime Twig and some of the lesser-known Frank Herbert novels.

The Lime Twig is an excellent read and I highly recommend it; the Herbert novels, however, are disappointing.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:23 AM
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I just finished What is The What by Dave Eggers. Mixed feelings about it.

I've put up a longer review here: http://intersectiondiaries.com/2015/...g-dave-eggers/

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Old 10-09-2015, 04:49 AM
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Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:13 AM
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I recently read a really cool YA book, one of those gems of the genre , by our own Calligraphy - Gods of Anthem. Go check it out on Amazon, its fantastic.

Also recently read Engine Summer by John Crowley. Amazing, amazing, book that blew me away in so many ways. One that will stick with me for life I think.

About to start The Martian, out of curiosity.
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the choice, BY NICHOLAS SPARKS

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the bands of mourning, BY BRANDON SANDERSON

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when breath becomes air, BY PAUL KALANITHI

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Old 10-24-2015, 07:56 AM
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Finished The Martian. A cool wee story, if a bit simplistic in its message. I also felt like I was listening to a twelve year old girl with all the "woohoo"s and "yay"s. Will be interesting to see what the film version does with it.

Just started Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe. Very different, I like it so far.
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Old 10-24-2015, 02:18 PM
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13hours, BY MITCHELL ZUCKOFF WITH MEMBERS OF THE ANNEX SECURITY TEAM

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Old 10-25-2015, 03:50 AM
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A book of poems my godfather wrote, I won't name it for that reason. I have had it for years yet I continually find myself reading it and not merely because of him.

I am feeling sort of nostalgic and after finishing Interview with the Vampire, I plan to read the Iliad if I can find my copy somewhere (just moved, so most of my books are still packed away).
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:08 PM
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World Thought Police by Tomas Schuman, former Russian KGB spy dealing with subversion tactics for overthrowing governments.

I'm not just killing my last hopes I am ensuring that they stay dead indefintely.

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Old 11-05-2015, 10:05 AM
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Some of the comic writings of Jerome K Jerome. His parody of ghost stories is laugh-aloud stuff pretty much all the way through. Inspired.
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Claire by the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat.

Check it out. Pretty good World Lit
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The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck. I am about one-third of the way through the novel and it is good. Steinbeck was a master at writing about society and people as individuals, and Discontent is an intriguing work.
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Just finished The Pact by Robert Patrick Lewis. It deals with an invasion of the US and how special forces units would react.The book is a lot better if you view it as a prepping/learning aid like The Wealthy Barber or The Richest Man in Babylon. If you ready it just as a book. it ends up sounding like a police report.
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Finished "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers last week.

Absolutely recommend to read it. The book turns non-fiction into an absolute thriller.

I posted a short review here http://intersectiondiaries.com/2015/11/11/zeitoun/

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Revelation by R.P. Miller

It's my fantasy novel, just released it, but it's so nice to read it in printed form rather than on my computer screen!
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I have just finished Congo by Michael Crichton, thought the whole thing was great. Things took off a bit fast towards the end but still a great book.

Just started reading State of Fear by him as well.
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Atm, I'm reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I already saw all the movies but everybody was telling me that the books were different so I want to read all the books too.
I also want to read the Hobbit since I've already played the game and saw that movie too.
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All The Light We Cannot See.

Haven't decided if I like it after 100 pages.
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