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message 1: by Barb (last edited Apr 29, 2014 12:22PM) (new)

Barb Time to reboot the Currently Reading thread.
*previous thread here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

.... and GO!


message 2: by Mike (last edited Apr 29, 2014 12:32PM) (new)

Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 19 comments Reading The Tide: A Peace Corps volunteer living in the aftermath of Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army; also The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen.

One is on Kindle and can be read with one hand on the subway. The other is literally heavier so I'm reading it in bed.


message 3: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments I am just finishing up my class. I think I will write out an official summer book reading list for myself.


message 4: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I've just finished the delightful but robust Tragic Desires - A.M. Hargrove. Now I am about to read Daughter - Jane Shemilt.


message 5: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Heartbreaking and BEAUTIFUL.


message 6: by Alias Reader (last edited May 01, 2014 11:13AM) (new)

Alias Reader (aliasreader) I hope to start today-
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser Theodore Dreiser

I also plan on watching the movie which is titled
A Place in the Sun. I just requested it from my library.

Stars:
Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters


message 7: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
!!!


message 8: by Barb (new)

Barb I just finished with The Painted Bridge; a tale of a young woman in the mid-19th century thrown into an asylum by her husband. It was pretty good.

I'll be starting on The Last Kings of Sark: A Novel next. My latest giveaway win.


message 9: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
Painted Bridge sounds horrific! What was redeeming about it?


message 10: by Barb (new)

Barb What redeemed it was that she got out ... and her douchebag husband got what was coming to him.
It wasn't graphic or anything ... so maybe not as horrific as you expect.


message 11: by Louise (new)

Louise I'm reading Every Eye by Isobel English by Isobel English - very enjoyable. I'm listening to Talking it over by Julian Barnes, and really enjoying it.


message 12: by Barb (new)

Barb I just started on The Crane Wife last night. I got a chapter in before bed, and I'm already hooked.


message 13: by Mike (last edited May 14, 2014 01:40PM) (new)

Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 19 comments Now buried deep in The Meaning of Treason by Rebecca West. Also dipping into The Collected Storiesand British Literary Anecdotes by Robert Hendrickson - both great at bedtime.


message 14: by Aynge (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments Pigs Have Wings by PG Wodehouse.


message 15: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I am around, just not been reading much as I have had a bad case of thinking I liked a book and it turned out I didn't. Then there is my eldest son who wanted to move to Scotland and now isn't and my fridge/freezer blowing up and having to fork out £100 (GBP) for a new fridge lol.

On a good note, I am reading Exquisite Betrayal - A.M. Hargrove which I am enjoying.


message 16: by Barb (new)

Barb I "started" reading Instructions for a Heatwave the other day ... by which I mean I put a bookmark at the first chapter and haven't opened it since.


message 17: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Since I last posted on here I have read Daughter by Jane Shemilt (got 25% into it and gave up as it was getting so many twists and turns).

Then read Exquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove (which I absolutely loved)

Then I've been reading Dirty Nights, Part One by Emerson St.Clair & Dirty Nights Part Two by Emerson St. Clair (which I am finding rather intriguing with the way the characters are a mess in their heads and stuff), I'm reading Dirty Nights Part Three by Emerson St. Clair at the moment.


message 18: by Louise (new)

Louise Barb wrote: "I just started on The Crane Wife last night. I got a chapter in before bed, and I'm already hooked."

Sounds great! I'm considering getting the audiobook


message 19: by Barb (new)

Barb Louise wrote: "Barb wrote: "I just started on The Crane Wife last night. I got a chapter in before bed, and I'm already hooked."

Sounds great! I'm considering getting the audiobook"


I really enjoyed it.


message 20: by Barb (new)

Barb I'll be starting on Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties on my lunch break.


message 21: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments I'm finishing Up all Night by my namesake. I think the second Fairyland will be next.


message 22: by Don (new)

Don (sliedur) | 10 comments Finished listening to: Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

This one had me giggling. okay chuckling often. Fun story.

Started listening to: Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1) by Ted Dekker


message 23: by Barb (new)

Barb I just stopped reading Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties because it was a piece of crap, and will be starting instead onIllumination.
Both were bargain bin books, let's hope the second one is better.


message 24: by Mejix (new)

Mejix | 32 comments I'm trying to decide if I will finish The Stranger's Child. I like Hollinghurst but this is becoming a mess. Plus I want to give The Stand or Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era a try.

The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst The Stand by Stephen King Battle Cry of Freedom The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson


message 25: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments Don wrote: "Finished listening to: Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

This one had me giggling. okay chuckling often. Fun story.

I just read my first Hiassen, I liked it a lot!



message 26: by Louise (new)

Louise I'm listening to : Lost for Words by Edward St. Aubyn


message 30: by CD (new)

CD  | 1361 comments I am starting The Mission Song by John le Carré.

One of le Carré's post cold war stories.


message 31: by Gail (new)

Gail | 1523 comments Just coming to the end of The Luminaries it's a very long book, beautifully written, you really feel you are being transported to that time and place. The astrology is wasted on me, maybe it has more meaning to others. If you like a mystery then do pick it up.


message 32: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) This morning I finished and reviewed The Billion Dollar Bad Boy - Jackie Ashenden. I am now going to read The Billionaire Biker - Jackie Ashenden.


message 33: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) This morning I have finished and reviewed The Billionaire Biker - Jackie Ashenden. Now I am going to read Where the Bodies Are Buried - Christopher Brookmyre.


message 34: by Mike (new)

Mike Robbins (mikerobbins) | 19 comments Now on The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf. Also Black Market Activity in Britain, 1939-1955, which I hope will give me some career ideas.


message 36: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I have read and reviewed A Million Dirty Secrets - C.L. Parker and A Million Guilty Pleasures - C.L. Parker. Now I am about to pick up Solace in Scandal - Kimberly Dean.


message 37: by Barb (new)

Barb I'm working on Bad Monkey.


message 38: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) I have finished Solace in Scandal - Kimberly Dean, was a enticing read. Now I think I will read Black Swan Rising - Lee Carroll.


message 39: by Barb (last edited Jul 05, 2014 09:12AM) (new)

Barb I just finished up with Bad Monkey.
Now I need to decide what's next ...


message 40: by Barb (new)

Barb I have an all-in-one book of the Green Gables series. I've read Anne of Green Gables and about half of Anne of Avonlea, but I'm going to just start over and read the whole kit and kaboodle again.


message 41: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments I think I should read that sometime, Barb. I'm not sure I've ever read any of the series!


message 42: by Barb (new)

Barb You'd fall in love with Anne ... she's a delight.


message 43: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments I finished Night Film - I liked the premise better than the execution. The suspense did keep me reading far past my bedtime, though.
I want to read the second Fairyland book soon.


message 44: by Gail (new)

Gail | 1523 comments Just started reading 1Q84.


message 45: by Kajah (new)

Kajah | 9 comments Hey Gail, have you read much of Murakami's other works? Ive read almost everything of his and 1Q84 was the first one that disappointed me, and I read it to the very end. Then again I love loved Kafka on the Shore and many people despise that novel even among Murakami's readers. Take that for what it's worth I guess :)


message 46: by Kajah (new)

Kajah | 9 comments I just finished This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff and am currently reading...well I'm reading any things but I'd like to put a dent in some of these three Simon Schama books I have.


message 47: by Gail (new)

Gail | 1523 comments Kajah wrote: "Hey Gail, have you read much of Murakami's other works? Ive read almost everything of his and 1Q84 was the first one that disappointed me, and I read it to the very end. Then again I love loved Kaf..."

Kafka on the Shores is the only one I have read. I plan to read more. Still early days with 1Q84. I am enjoying it do far.


message 48: by CD (new)

CD  | 1361 comments Gail wrote: "Just started reading 1Q84."

Persevere. I think it is really worth it. If you have someone who can tell you about the links with traditional Japanese and Shinto mythology it will make a lot more sense. Badgers and cats do not appear randomly in this book! I'll not say more now.


message 49: by CD (new)

CD  | 1361 comments I have just started reading The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust. This is next month's book club selection.

I've got a few re-reads going on too.


message 50: by Aliyah (last edited Jul 22, 2014 03:17AM) (new)

Aliyah | 369 comments Reading Los ingrávidos translated as "faces in the crowd" (translated version)-GR only added the Spanish version


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