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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Either I read a lot or I have an affinity for these books....
    Same here. I read 7 1/2 of them. (Couldn't stand The Road)
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    Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich



    I thought this book was going to be about exploring religion and one's faith based beliefs and it is, but it works more as a memoir in which Ehrenreich explores her early life as a whole. Nothing earth shattering, but I enjoyed reading this and the writer's style and thought about religion and the issues she dealt with while growing up.

    Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1 ) by Jeff VanderMeer



    This is a pretty creepy story about a group of women with different expertise explore a remote and abandoned area, Area X, which is filled with strange goings and comings. Not the ideal eco tourist experience, haha. This is a short book, but effective nonetheless. I am certainly looking forward to reading the second book in the series.

    The Diviners (The Diviners #1 ) by Libba Bray



    YA novel set in the roaring twenties about a teen with possible paranormal abilities who moves with her uncle in NY and ends up helping him solve a series of murders in the city. Somewhat creepy for a YA novel. I did enjoy this, but with that being said, I've read two other of Bray's YA novels, and this one is my least favorite. It was strange, but not as much or as funny as the other two books.

    Seed to Harvest (Patternmaster #1 -4 omnibus) by Octavia E. Butler



    This contains 4 of Butler's SciFi Patternmaster novels. All four are good, the last one in the book is the shortest and weakest. Wild Seed and Mind of My Mind revolve around the same characters while Clay's Ark goes into really creepy and disturbing post apocalyptic territory. :O I am quite fond of Butler's work because she's so imaginative and wrote stories that get under your skin.

    Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt



    I tried to read this a while ago, but didn't finish it. It contains "fairy tales are for grownups" which are pretty effective. "The Stone Woman" stands out (a story about a woman slowly turning into stone), but "Body Art" which has an erotic and disturbing Cronenberg feel, haha, was my favorite.


    I think I read too much. *shrugs*
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    Just got SK's Mr. Mercedes, and found out that George RR Martin's WILD CARD SERIES has 4 more books. Gotsta read.

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    Man. Nothing like a King book to get me back reading again. Outstanding. I wish I had been able to hoover this before I read about how this is


    SPOILERS

    Book one in a trilogy.



    END SPOILERS


    So. It's something so generic...simple. Anti-hero-ish vs a serial killer. But the trappings matter not. The master could write shampoo instructions and have you hooked. Terrific read. LOVED it.
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    Sat down and read this yesterday and was pretty disappointed. Not much to the story. That's all I have to say about that...

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    Finally read Sherlock Holmes "The Sign of the Four"

    Not sure how I ever missed this one but it was a very neat read going back to the very early history of Holmes.

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    The Likeness by Tana French - A sequel to the last book I read, In The Woods, this was pretty good, but not quite as good as that one. The premise was pretty fascinating, the cops find a dead body that looks exactly like Detective Cassie Maddox and the body has an ID card with a name Maddox used while undercover years ago. French is a smart writer and I'll continue to check out the rest of her books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post


    The Likeness by Tana French - A sequel to the last book I read, In The Woods, this was pretty good, but not quite as good as that one. The premise was pretty fascinating, the cops find a dead body that looks exactly like Detective Cassie Maddox and the body has an ID card with a name Maddox used while undercover years ago. French is a smart writer and I'll continue to check out the rest of her books.
    That sounds eerily similar to a Tess Gerritsen novel from a few years back. Wouldn't be the first time a plot got recycled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Finally read Sherlock Holmes "The Sign of the Four"

    Not sure how I ever missed this one but it was a very neat read going back to the very early history of Holmes.
    I bought a 'complete Sherlock Holmes' for my tablet for my trip, because I think I had only ever actually read a couple short stories. Read a few, very entertaining and well-constructed. I was a little confused by the giant detour to Utah Mormons in the middle of the first book, until it connected.

    Also read Ender's Game. A lot darker and deeper than I expected; I'm guessing the movie really cut down on both. Having seen the trailers, I was picturing Harrison Ford the whole time. The big twist was great and really made sense. Ender's age felt a little too young.

    Many months ago, someone posted links to lists of 'top 100 fantasy / sci-fi novels' and 'top 100 mystery novels', so I decided to use those for travel reading. Good so far.
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    Reading Shift, the follow-up to Wool. Favorite series of books are The Dark Tower and Game of Thrones.

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