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Almost finished re-reading Harry Potter 4 (after 1,2 & 3) and read The Art of War - meh. I read Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" and didn't get it. Oh and another German non-fiction book I gave to my boyfriend as a christmas present.

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I just finished John Wyndham's 'The Seeds of Time' (short stories). They reminded me of Roald Dahl's short stories for adults - always the deliciously nasty twist at the end. Very dated by now, though.

I've got two non-fiction books on the go (The New Rules of Lifting for Women and a book on CBT) which I'll probably continue with tonight, and then I'll start something new tomorrow. Not sure what - maybe The Book Thief.

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Anyone interested in reading the Luminaries the Ebook is on sale on Amazon for £0.99/$1.63 US

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and then I'll start something new tomorrow. Not sure what - maybe The Book Thief.

I can highly recommend The Book Thief. I found it almost unbearably bleak in places, yet very uplifting at the same time. I also thought the writing itself was beautiful.

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I've been on a graphic novel binge - Ex Sanguine, Revival volume one and two and Charismagic. I'm also reading Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill. It lives up to the title. I feel so terrible for her childhood and angry that this happens.

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I felt angry for her too, especially since she is so amazingly forgiving. I kept feeling like those jerks dont deserve her now.

After you read, google some current photos. It's great seeing her so happy and beautiful. The woman is resilient, for sure.

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Anyone interested in reading the Luminaries the Ebook is on sale on Amazon for £0.99/$1.63 US


I don't see this! It's showing full price.

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Try these links, the price still seems the same on my laptop:

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Luminaries-Elea ... luminaries

US: http://www.amazon.com/Luminaries-Eleano ... luminaries

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It actually says pricing info not available for me! Maybe it sold out at that price or something. Ugh! Thanks though.

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It actually says pricing info not available for me! Maybe it sold out at that price or something. Ugh! Thanks though.

For me it showed a discount on the British but not the American...


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It actually says pricing info not available for me! Maybe it sold out at that price or something. Ugh! Thanks though.


Amazon is weird :-/

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RandiJM wrote:
It actually says pricing info not available for me! Maybe it sold out at that price or something. Ugh! Thanks though.


Amazon is weird :-/

I think Amazon reads your location. I never get as much preview as others seem to either.


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I read "The Circle" the other day and I cannot get it out of my mind. I so hope we are not heading in that direction...

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^i have that on hold at the library.

I'm reading Going Clear which is blowing my mind and The Pulp Fiction Megapack when I need to scrub my brain. (It's a short story collection.)

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I finished re-reading Harry Potter 5 yesterday and got in this depressive state where I know any book I'll start now will pale in comparism. I forgot how much I loved this book, how much the death at the end messes me up. The whole book is so depressing to me, I don't get how people can still think it's a children's book. I mean, the part where Harry leaves detention with a bleeding hand every time freaked me out so much when i read it as a teenager.

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I *finally* finished Yeah Yeah Yeah. It was OK, but there were a lot of bits where the author spent a lot of time on really obscure bands as signifiers of a genre.

Now I'm reading Black Dog (a crime novel). I was thinking it would be a nice, quick read, but it looks like it might not be as quick as I'd anticipated. Oh well.

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We Were Liars by e. lockhart. It's weird and amazing and perfect.

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I'm reading Going Clear which is blowing my mind and The Pulp Fiction Megapack when I need to scrub my brain. (It's a short story collection.)


I just started Going Clear too and posted about it in the non-fiction thread.


Can I just say that I really like the idea of having two separate threads for fiction and non-fiction, but it's getting a little confusing as to whether this thread is still all books or just fiction?

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I'm really struggling through Insurgent. The main character has become unbearably annoying (before I found her mildly annoying, but tolerable) and it seems like her only motivation is to do the dumbest possible thing in every situation.

Does it get better, or should I just cut my losses?

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I've been on a mystery kick lately and just finished reading The Snowman by Jo Nesbo it was pretty good and kept me up late at night reading and made my bus rides much more pleasant! I also read Gone which was great and made me look forward to reading more books by Mo Haden. Before these two books I read In the Woods and The Likeness by Tana French whose writing I also really enjoy. It's awesome because my partner has been finding all of these books for about a buck each at a thrift store near his job so we have a huge library now.


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I love the Harry Hole series (Jo Nesbo)

I just started We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. I'm not far in but so far I'm not getting into it.

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OH MY GOD. Gone Girl just got SOOO GOOD! I almost didn't get off my train! Omg! Has anyone read it? We can talk in spoilers! I was freaking out.

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I'm reading Going Clear which is blowing my mind and The Pulp Fiction Megapack when I need to scrub my brain. (It's a short story collection.)


I just started Going Clear too and posted about it in the non-fiction thread.


Can I just say that I really like the idea of having two separate threads for fiction and non-fiction, but it's getting a little confusing as to whether this thread is still all books or just fiction?


I mostly had in mind that we would/could meander into discussions in the NR thread. It always feels like this thread is more of a reading log or quick recommendation center. That's just my thought though. I didn't mean to confuse or clutter anything.

I started a romantic suspense that was a kindle deal. I stayed up all njght reading the damn thing: Dark waters by Toni Anderson. It seems to be on one of Amazons own imprints. It is surprisingly good--well written and fairly suspenseful (or at least suspenseful enough that it seems well written and reasonably well edited.) More suspense than romance, though the culprit is (I think) transparent. A good choice since I couldn't decide between a mystery and a romance. I'll read more of her books.

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