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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Kitteh, I liked the sequel, but the characters kind of drove me crazy too. I have to remind myself that they are only 16, because they have some truly horrible communication skills.

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I'm alternating between Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts and Blackjack Life by Nathanial somebody. Blackjack Life is kind of fun--the guy was inspired by the book that inspired the movie 21 to learn card counting. I can count (at my table without distractions, which is pretty easy) but I think playing BJ is super boring except as an example to learn some math, but I like reading about other people playing BJ. That kind of does not make any sense.

WB is a slow start for me; kinda regretting the new release $$ splurge. She seems either really good or pretty stale; I mostly only like her JD Robb books these days. Maybe this will pick up, or maybe I just wasn't really in the mood.

I think I need a good thriller. Or a good vampire book. I never finished the second Jeanine Frost book because it was awful even for my low standards.

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Kitteh, I liked the sequel, but the characters kind of drove me crazy too. I have to remind myself that they are only 16, because they have some truly horrible communication skills.

That is always a negative for me, I didn't enjoy Insurgent as much as Divergent because of all the lying and secret-keeping!

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Invictus wrote:
Kitteh, I liked the sequel, but the characters kind of drove me crazy too. I have to remind myself that they are only 16, because they have some truly horrible communication skills.

That is always a negative for me, I didn't enjoy Insurgent as much as Divergent because of all the lying and secret-keeping!



Yes! I kept getting mad at the characters. On the other hand, I will absolutely read the next one when it comes out. I generally enjoy the plot and the dystopian future. A fun series for sure.

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On Beauty by Zadie Smith. I can't tell if I like it or not, the father of the family in the book is basically like "What if Michael Scott was an intellectual accomplished academic." He's so socially awkward I'm cringing in places where I think I'm supposed to find it funny.

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I just finished Divergent and really liked it.


TRS read it in about 12 hours on vacation.

(I liked it, too.)

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Halfway through Embassytown by China Miéville. It's really good and a lot of fun.

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Going to start Miss Wyoming by Coupland and The Double by Dostoevsky....they offset each other well so I can pick up one or the other depend on my mood.


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About to read Wild. Anyone else read this one?

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Finished Dune *and* Dune Messiah. Glad I didn't stop after book 1 this time.

Nevertheless, it's time to shake things up with a new short story collection. I got Black Vodka by Deborah Levy, which is supposed to be brilliant.

How are you liking Embassytown, FF? It's one of my favourite books. Where are you right now?


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Finished Dune *and* Dune Messiah. Glad I didn't stop after book 1 this time.

Nevertheless, it's time to shake things up with a new short story collection. I got Black Vodka by Deborah Levy, which is supposed to be brilliant.

How are you liking Embassytown, FF? It's one of my favourite books. Where are you right now?


I'm totally into it. It's really great.

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About to read Wild. Anyone else read this one?

I did and I really liked it!

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Okay, I gave it a few pages and got distracted, but I'll pick it up again tomorrow

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I'm totally into it. It's really great.

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The Hosts are all addicted to EzRa's Language.


Ooooh, you're on such a great journey. So much is going to happen. I'm reminded of when I first read it. That book is awesome. :))


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Just picked up When She Woke from the library last night, and I'm already digging it.

Also, I'm in love with the library. I can't believe I haven't been using it more, but I'm very happy that I've now gotten into the habit.

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Invictus wrote:
About to read Wild. Anyone else read this one?

I really enjoyed it. It definitely got me excited for this summer and lots of hiking.

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I read this last November and it led to a very awkward conversation on a plane. For that alone I'll always remember it but it was also a good book.

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Invictus wrote:
About to read Wild. Anyone else read this one?


I read it, and it was a great read. I have a bit of a thing for hiking/journey books.


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About to read Wild. Anyone else read this one?

I tried so hard to like it because I love Dear Sugar, but after about halfway through I just gave up cause I felt like I was forcing myself to read it.

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Just picked up When She Woke from the library last night, and I'm already digging it.

I stayed up waaaay too late finishing it cause I couldn't bear to put it down!

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After 15 pages of reading Dostoevsky's Double -- repeatedly saying to myself that it is was very similar to his book, The Gambler -- I put it down for a minute and the cover showed I actually was reading the Gambler. Doh! I had picked up the wrong book from the pile so I guess I am rereading it. Double goes back to the queue.

Somehow I managed to get sidetrack into Milan Kundera's Slowness yesterday. Short, enjoyable, and no where near as heavy as his usual.


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