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What have you been reading lately? Everything counts, from the user's manual to the back of the cereal box!

Date: 2017-04-27 03:39 pm (UTC)
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"how to cat-proof your apartment" articles

Date: 2017-04-27 03:41 pm (UTC)
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Sure sounds like! \o/

Date: 2017-04-27 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-04-27 04:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elynross
I started the most recent Incryptid book by Seanan McGuire last night, and it's an interesting evolution in the series.

Other ongoing reading includes:

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams, concerning a week-long series of discussions the first two had during the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebration.

Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God, by Cynthia Bourgeault.

The Washington Post

And a friend is posting a poem a day that I'm finding very enjoyable.

Date: 2017-04-27 05:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elynross
I agree, re: Antimony. At this point, you're so into Verity's PoV that it's easy to cut her slack, so Verity's perspective is all the more interesting.

And I think that about poetry every time I happen to read any, and yet it's not what I tend towards when I'm thinking about what I want to read.

Date: 2017-04-27 06:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nou

Since last report, I have read:

  • Volume 10 of The Comfortable Courtesan.
  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal. This was OK. I mean, I love the idea of books being set in London, and even though it was written by a non-Londoner I still only found two parts where I was like “huh, that doesn’t really match reality”, but I wasn’t massively keen on the way the central mystery was revealed. I’ve already queued up another by the same author, though, since I did think it was promising.

Date: 2017-04-28 08:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nou
The volumes certainly make it easier to read. I keep meaning to do a re-read on Dreamwidth, though, because the comments are worth reading too!

Date: 2017-04-27 06:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluegreen17
i've jumped from reading about remote viewing to researching about cfs/me...chronic fatigue/i can't spell the second term...this week.

also read junk mail with an internet offer and good thing i read the fine print...the offer is only for mobile devices and i only have a laptop,which is technically mobile,but i don't think that is what they mean.

read a fascinating article in a recent issue of rolling stone i got from the library about using psychedelics to help mental health...i'll probably be dead before they get to using it legally (but that's partly because i'm old and not very healthy). the online link to the same article is here:

i hope i'm using this comm properly. i read stuff everywhere,and don't often read entire books because...attention span? lack of focus? jaded and not interested in most things for long? a.d.d.? whatever! having said that,i've read some fat-ass books because i loved them,including in the last couple of years: against the day by thomas pynchon,reamde by neal stephenson and a history of cancer treatment called emperor of all maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee..yes,i had to look up and copy/past the name!...which was very good and fascinating and horrifying and many other things.
Edited Date: 2017-04-27 06:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-28 03:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluegreen17
yay! i'm so happy to find a place to discuss reading of all types even beyond books. i love books,but there is so much more to read.

Date: 2017-04-28 05:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kitcatwoman
It took me a while to get into Reamde. At one point, it seemed like the book would never end. Even so, I ended up really enjoying it.

Date: 2017-04-28 07:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bluegreen17
i'm not really into the 'type' of book this is,but i really like neal stephenson's prose. a lot of the time i choose my reading...especially how much i like the writing regardless of topic,pretty much. i don't know what that says about me or if other folks do that.

Date: 2017-04-27 06:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] monkiainen
I just started with The Amber Spyglass

Date: 2017-04-27 07:45 pm (UTC)
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I love these books! Is it your first time reading them?

Date: 2017-04-27 07:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] monkiainen
Yes it is! But they're definitely going to end up to the "will read again for pleasure" pile.

Date: 2017-04-27 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lapinlunaire
I'm currently reading Stasiland. It's interesting but rambles a lot.

Date: 2017-04-28 12:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Following a rec on the bestthingever community (sorry, to blah to do the link, can't remember the code) went off and read a Live Free or Die Hard fanfic that has taken me down the rabbit hole of trying to find another really good John McClane/Matthew Farrell story, and have read Much Fanfic.

Possibly also some uni notes.

Date: 2017-04-28 02:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] musyc
I have been wanting to reread the first book of the "His Fair Assassin" series, but was a little leery because I was concerned it might not be as good as I remembered. Happily, it was. XD And I whipped through the other two in the series over the next three days. All just what I like in fantasy books.

And last night I started on a reread of the "Gentleman Bastards" series. Also just as fun as I remembered.

In first-time reads, I just started on Greg Egan's The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred, and it's got a decent beginning. I don't think I've read anything of his before.

Date: 2017-04-28 06:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kitcatwoman
I finished Tokyo Ghoul: Quest, and I'm almost finished with Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb. I'm not sure what I'll read after that. My to read list is huge.

Date: 2017-04-30 07:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hardboiledbaby
I love seeing the variety of reading material y'all are sharing :)

I'm still plugging away at The Maltese Falcon; a few minutes every night, I should be done soon. Compared to my (admittedly faded) recollection of the movie adaptation, the book Spade is harder to like and to root for. Which is probably as it should be: Sam Spade is, of course, very much the embodiment of the film noir protagonist, almost an antihero.

Also snuck in a few MCU/Avengers fanfic stories. It's a fandom I enjoy reading in without feeling any kind of compulsion to write in, which is nice :)


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