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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larsen. Very interesting look at 1930s Germany; incredibly frustrating, of course.

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My dad is adorable. He is avidly reading Tim Gunn's Rules for Style. I bought it for iPad kindle reader when it came out, so I loaded it on his kindle just because I had it. He was deleting things last week, and decided to read a chapter before deleting it, and ended up reading the whole thing.

I never got around to reading it, so I guess now I will.

I asked my dad if he feels more stylish now, but he just grinned at me.

I'm still reading The Riverman. Keppel sure has an ego on himself, doesn't he?

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LW that's so cute! And makes me want to read it, too!

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We are watching Project Runway right now; my dad is dishing the dirt.

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I'm in the mood for some short stories in the horror genre. I have several anthologies. I should go shopping for something new.


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Pyewacket wrote:
I'm in the mood for some short stories in the horror genre. I have several anthologies. I should go shopping for something new.

I believe this is what you're looking for:
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Look-Now-Selected-Classics/dp/1590172884

Or perhaps this?
http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Looking-Glass-Review-Classics/dp/0940322684/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349654352&sr=1-2&keywords=edward+gorey+haunted+looking+glass


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alice1drland wrote:
Pyewacket wrote:
I'm in the mood for some short stories in the horror genre. I have several anthologies. I should go shopping for something new.

I believe this is what you're looking for:
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Look-Now-Selected-Classics/dp/1590172884

Or perhaps this?
http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Looking-Glass-Review-Classics/dp/0940322684/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349654352&sr=1-2&keywords=edward+gorey+haunted+looking+glass


Oooh! They both look good.

Also, Cutting Block Press has four volumes of an anthology series called Horror Library that I'mma want.


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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Pyewacket wrote:
alice1drland wrote:
Pyewacket wrote:
I'm in the mood for some short stories in the horror genre. I have several anthologies. I should go shopping for something new.

I believe this is what you're looking for:
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Look-Now-Selected-Classics/dp/1590172884

Or perhaps this?
http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Looking-Glass-Review-Classics/dp/0940322684/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349654352&sr=1-2&keywords=edward+gorey+haunted+looking+glass


Oooh! They both look good.

Also, Cutting Block Press has four volumes of an anthology series called Horror Library that I'mma want.

I have/have read both the books I recommended and they are great. Daphne du Maurier simply cannot be overlooked in the genre!


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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:27 pm 
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I'm reading Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone by Stefan Kiesbye. It's a group of connected short stories, not an anthology, but it's delightfully creepy. Good rainy day October reading.


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Pyewacket wrote:
alice1drland wrote:
Pyewacket wrote:
I'm in the mood for some short stories in the horror genre. I have several anthologies. I should go shopping for something new.

I believe this is what you're looking for:
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Look-Now-Selected-Classics/dp/1590172884

Or perhaps this?
http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Looking-Glass-Review-Classics/dp/0940322684/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349654352&sr=1-2&keywords=edward+gorey+haunted+looking+glass


Oooh! They both look good.

Also, Cutting Block Press has four volumes of an anthology series called Horror Library that I'mma want.


Those both look a lot better than what I was thinking, http://www.amazon.com/Scary-Stories-Tell-Alvin-Schwartz/dp/0060835206

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The World by Bill Gaston. SO GOOD. I love him. Everyone needs to read some Bill Gaston. He's my favourite Canadian author (even over Atwood, so WHOA).


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Almost done with The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. Really enjoying it.

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I need a new book. But what? Fluffy fiction. I have enough non-fiction going. I need brain rot, not brain food.

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The Skin of Water by G.S. Johnston is an interesting read set in Hungary during World War II. Thought-provoking on one level, on another just a good romance. Excellent read.

I also love a good mystery, and am a fan of Anne Perry. I have read all of her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novels, her William Monk novels and her World War I novels, as well as some of her Christmas novels. The most recent of hers that I just finished was A Sunless Sea, which delves into people involved in opium trafficking and pits William Monk and his wife and friends against an unknown person who has murdered at least two people because of involvement with opium. Although it takes place in 1864, her messages about character and honor ring true for people these days as well.

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Almost done with The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga. Really enjoying it.

I really enjoyed that. I have his book of short stories on the shelf, but I haven't started it yet.

I am reading A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell. Not sure what I think about it yet.

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I finished reading the 1485-1660 history book and have moved on to the 1660-1850 history book. There's not much to say for a history book, especially a "brief history". It was written by the guy who wrote Stations of the Sun, which I imagine is only significant to me and some of my IRL friends. I guess it's not really my favourite period in history to read about, since so much focuses on the Reformation and zzzz.

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Pyewacket wrote:
alice1drland wrote:
Pyewacket wrote:
I'm in the mood for some short stories in the horror genre. I have several anthologies. I should go shopping for something new.

I believe this is what you're looking for:
http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Look-Now-Selected-Classics/dp/1590172884

Or perhaps this?
http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Looking-Glass-Review-Classics/dp/0940322684/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349654352&sr=1-2&keywords=edward+gorey+haunted+looking+glass


Oooh! They both look good.

Also, Cutting Block Press has four volumes of an anthology series called Horror Library that I'mma want.


I said I wasn't going to buy any more books for awhile, but alice, those both look great. And Pyewacket, I just looked up that 4 vol. anthology, and grouping the 4 together saves about $20 over buying them seperately, and now I can't decide if I want all 4 or if I just want to get one to start with. Ugh, decisions. The problem is that they all look interesting.

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The Handmaid's Tale. It's just as enthralling as I was expecting it to be.


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I started The Casual Vacancy yesterday. I'm only a few chapters in yet and I'm not sure what I think; I'm finding it readable so far but definitely feeling the criticisms that everyone seems to have about random out-of-context seediness (seemingly to make it feel "adult"?).

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I'm alternating between Eat & Run by Scott Jurek and The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. Both are really interesting.

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On to the next Dexter- "Dexter by Design". And finished "Fat Girl"- which surprised me by being hard to read. It felt really honest and it was kind of painful.


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Nova Swing by M. John Harrison. Wonderful noir-ish SF (and so far totally readable even if you haven't read Light).
Must catch up, because the third book in the sequence is already out, and I'm told it's awesome.


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I said I wasn't going to buy any more books for awhile, but alice, those both look great. And Pyewacket, I just looked up that 4 vol. anthology, and grouping the 4 together saves about $20 over buying them seperately, and now I can't decide if I want all 4 or if I just want to get one to start with. Ugh, decisions. The problem is that they all look interesting.


I know! Same dilemma here. I need to prowl a few used book shops and see what kind of little treasures I can uncover.


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"little boy blue" by kim kavin - it's about dogs and rescues and shelters and horrible places (NC) where they kill dogs and cats w/ tiny gas chambers. horrible, but a good read.

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I started The Casual Vacancy yesterday. I'm only a few chapters in yet and I'm not sure what I think; I'm finding it readable so far but definitely feeling the criticisms that everyone seems to have about random out-of-context seediness (seemingly to make it feel "adult"?).


i thought it wasn't bad but it just wasnt interesting enough for me to care.

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