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I have so much to read for other reasons than my own that I haven't gotten yet to Elif Batuman's The Possesed nor The Idiot. Arghhhhhhhhh. It has been waiting.
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Old 08.05.2018, 19:57
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Two more secondhand books left here by ex expats :-):

"Galileo's daughter" was worth reading and nice, but not something I would rave about. The subject is in the title - it weaves Galileo's life story with letters from his loving daughter who spent her life as a "Poor Clare" nun.

"Shout" by Philip Norman is a brilliant, fat biography of the Beatles, packed with snippets of local colour and interviews with unlikely secondary characters (night club bouncers ...). Also very nostalgic for those of us who were in the UK in the sixties. Highly recommended.

I've got two books by Al Alvarez on the way from abebooks. An amazing man - poetry critic of the Observer, top alpinist, professional poker player. Also best friends with Sylvia Plath and best known for his book on suicide "A savage God" - I'll give that one a miss. Anyone read him?
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Old 04.10.2019, 16:23
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
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Old 04.10.2019, 16:44
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman. Gripping fantasy adventure.
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Old 08.10.2019, 20:09
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Reading an older one for the first time ...
Katherine Kerr, Snare.
Nice SF, although it feels a bit like fantasy as well. Almost finished already ... some well-developed characters, an interesting plot (although parts of it are predictable, it's still enjoyable!), and a pleasant writing style.
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Old 27.12.2019, 09:20
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Josephine Pasternak..She was a lyrical brainiac.
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Karen Swan, "Christmas under the Stars"
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INTERESTING TIMES.
Terry Pratchett.
Comic genius.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I believe one should read it more than once in his lifetime...
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The Measure of My Days by Florida Scott-Maxwell
Beautifully written anecdotes from an aging woman about well, aging and the stark contrast to our modern world.
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Billion Dollar Whale by Tom Wright and Bradley Hope - it's about Jho Low, the mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal. Quite an interesting read, and also scary how oblivious we can be...
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The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary.
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Old 20.02.2020, 21:47
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Just finished the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. And starting the new Aaronovitch in The Rivers of London series, False Value.
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Just finished the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. And starting the new Aaronovitch in The Rivers of London series, False Value.
Ooh that arrive this morning! Love that series.

Have you read The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman?
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Old 20.02.2020, 22:13
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Auđur Ava Ólafsdóttir.
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Old 20.02.2020, 23:23
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Ooh that arrive this morning! Love that series.

Have you read The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman?
I have. It's rather "Young adult" reading, but I loved all 3 that I read. I'm finishing "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. It's a masterpiece. I recently read "The gone-away world" by Nick Harkaway, which blew my socks off.
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I have. It's rather "Young adult" reading, but I loved all 3 that I read. I'm finishing "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler. It's a masterpiece. I recently read "The gone-away world" by Nick Harkaway, which blew my socks off.
It's fantasy, straight up. YA tends to have much younger characters, by definition. It's not NA, either. I think there are 5 or 6 now.

Fowler's novel is fabulous.

The Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo is brilliant.
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Have you read The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman?
Yep! Loved them, can’t wait for the new one!

Leigh Bardugo is great as well, I enjoyed all her books.
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A cat called Adolf by Trude Levi.
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Just experimenting with the Amazon offer that for 10 euro per month you can download so many Kindle books as you want to.

The newest books from major authors are often not included so I am trying other new for me authors. I am using my Android tablet but may buy a Kindle reader if the offer works out OK.
Currently reading Herver River, a sci-fi book by Dennis E. Taylor who has an easy reading style, good imagination, and the story hangs together logically.
 

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