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Now reading “Shalimar the Clown” by Salman Rushdie.

Recently finished “The Hunger Games” trilogy. The first two started slow for me but then got fun at the end. The last one I didn’t like at all. I could have done without reading these - maybe the movie is better.

Also “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver, which I enjoyed quite a bit. Definitely my favorite of her novels.

     

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And Millenia, THANK YOU for mentioning Goodreads. I’ve been looking for a website like that for ages!

     

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There is also Library Thing http://www.librarything.com

     

An adventure game is nothing more than a good story set with engaging puzzles that fit seamlessly in with the story and the characters, and looks and sounds beautiful.
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Lucien21 - 11 July 2012 04:09 PM

There is also Library Thing http://www.librarything.com

Great, thanks!

     

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Just finished The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter.

Fucking marvellous.
Can’t recall the last time a science fiction story proposed something unique enough to make me think.

In the very near future, a discovery is revealed that opens up an infinite number of universes only they are, to the best of our knowledge, uninhibited by man or man like creatures.  Infinite land, infinite resources, and within the reach of nearly anyone with a potato and a few bits of household electronics.  Life as we know it is over.

The story unfolds beautifully, with a real sense of discovery.  The nearest comparison that constantly came to mind is the Alderbaran series of graphic novels. Captivatingly simple exploration of complex ideas. A sense of wonder at the infinite evolutionary differences and similarities that could occur.

As the first book in a planned series this one is all about setting up the dominoes, and hinting at what can knock them over.

     

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Oooh, this is the first I’ve heard of that.
Thanks, Crunchy in Milk, for the head’s up!

     
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I’ve been reading the Davinci Code . I found it really interesting. The story is about secrets of Davinci’paintings ,catholic church and some murders which is narrated so exciting that you can’t stop reading it.
The author ( Dan Brown)has a magnificent ability and I’m going to read the rest of his books.

     
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I’m reading an excellent and very special book which I discovered (and helped fund) through Kickstarter. It’s called “And Then I Tought I Was a Fish” (And here is the Kickstarter page). It’s about the author when he spent three months completely out of his mind (as in: insane). It is very different, but very interesting. I can highly recommend it.

For now, it will only be available as ebook for most people, but I hope that he will be able to start a second print run, and maybe even get some more attention (he’s doing the standard procedure of sending books to some critics).

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I was interested about The Long Earth earlier. I will have to see if I can lend it from library or something. It’s rather new right?

My books finally came Smile But I have to read a few library books first so I can start returning them.

I was one evening away and my son already managed to wet two library books. The fault was really my fiance’s who left a glass of water on my nightstand (which is full of books and not meant for food) and then he didn’t even check the books after my son tipped over the glass. Angry

So now I will have to see if I need to buy more books or if these are still good enough for library circulation.

     

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Lady Kestrel - 10 July 2012 02:28 PM

I’ll be anxious to see what you think of it when you get back from your trip.  Have a good time!

Smile The Gargoyole is indeed a novel to my taste! I love the story and all the stories within the story. It kept me reading constantly which was a real pleasure lying in the shade by the sea, sipping Turkish coffee or even a cold beer. Smile

About Eco’s The Prague Cemetary, I’ve put it on hold. I just can’t make it to the end it’s so utterly, unnecessary wordy. I don’t enjoy it a bit anymore!
I’m currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Although my translated copy is called Niceville like the movie. I don’t know why.)It’s interesting and gripping, well writen the way it at times tells the same event from different perspective. I’m somewhere in the middle and enjoying it a lot. Smile

     

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Just finished reading Night Shift by Stephen King and have The Dark Elf Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore sitting on my desk waiting to be read.  I’m waiting for the new Lee Child book A Wanted Man to come out in September.  Highly disappointed they got Tom Cruise to play Reacher in the upcoming movie, but at least I won’t be forced to watch it!  Also have Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto on hold at the library, I hope its as good as Masters of Doom was.

     

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I’m reading Carole King’s new memoir, A Natural Woman.Cross platform games are widely accepted these days, and small gaming comany begins to work in this field. an iOS game clash of clans wraps up the best part of an app, which looks like new battles in graphics.

     
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Jelena,
I’m glad you liked The Gargoyle.  It was a one I bought on a whim and was really glad I did.  I read The Help with my book group last year, and we had a lively discussion about it.  I have the movie but haven’t watched it yet.

Jaderaksha,
I have Carol King’s bio but haven’t started it yet.  Stephen King’s Dark Tower prequel is ahead of it in my get-to-soon pile.

I’m currently reading The Yoga Mamas by Katherine Stewart.  It’s a funny and sometimes touching book about a group of pregnant women who meet in a yoga class and become friends.  It reminds me of Thayer’s Hot Flash Club series, only for the moms-to-be set.  Definitely chick lit, but loads of fun.

     

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“Odd Apocalypse” by Dean Koontz, the fifth book in his “Odd Thomas” series.

I put “The Unfixed Stars” by Michael Byers on hold for this (it’s known as “Percival’s Planet” in the US.

Also reading “River in the Sea” by Tina Boscha on my Kindle.

     

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To continue: So Blonde (PC), Silent Hill Homecoming (PS3)

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Just finished Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It’s a pleasantly creepy children’s short story. Tsa lent it to me after my request for easy-to-digest novels for my vacation. Since I scare easily it was just the right degree of horror in order to still be able to sleep at night. Wink

Now I’m eagerly waiting for Kate Mosse’s third book in the Labyrinth trilogy. It’s out in fall 2012.

     

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