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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jeakat » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:22 pm

I'm currently re-reading Angel (Angel Burn in the US) by L.A. Weatherly.

I love this book so, so much! In fact, I haven't loved a book this much since Twilight. It actually reminds me of Twilight in some ways. Angel Burn is YA and is so different from anything else out there. She's done for Angels what Twilight did for vampires. Wow, I'm starting to sound like an advert, maybe I should paid for this! But honestly, I can't recommend it enough!
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:46 am

Catching up a bit here.

Recently completed:

Bad Luck and Trouble
, by Lee Child. Yet another in the durable Jack Reacher series. I enjoyed this one, as it brought the return of Frances Neagley from Without Fail, my favorite supporting character in the series. In this book, Reacher and Neagley assemble their old military unit, a special MP squad, when one of their former teammates disappears and is thought dead.

Jar City, by Arnaldur Indridason. This is the first in a series set in, of all places, Reykjavik, Iceland. A very good psychological thriller, with maybe a touch of Dennis Lehane to it, and an intriguing setting and central character.

Brazil On the Rise, by Larry Rohter. Rohter, who covered Brazil for the New York Times for many years, writes of how Brazil has undergone tremendous political and economic transformation, and is becoming increasingly influential in world affairs.

Current reading:

Lost Light, by Michael Connelly. Part of Connelly's excellent Harry Bosch series, which I've mentioned here before. Bosch, retired from the Los Angeles PD (temporarily), decides to dig into an unsolved murder that he had worked as a detective. As he investigates the death of a movie production assistant, he is drawn into a complicated web involving hoodlums, bent cops, and a zealous FBI anti-terrorism squad.

The Great Movies III, by Roger Ebert. As in the first two volumes in this series, Ebert here gives us illuminating essays on 100 movies that he finds to be great. Any serious film lover should read all three of this series.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by LadyGhost06 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:39 am

Currently reading The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by fanMNM » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:47 pm

Re-reading A Wrinkle in Time

Working my way through the Twilight Guide

And re-reading Summer of the Monkeys

(From the 2 re-reads, can u tell I'm trying to pick the summer reading books for my 6th graders?? LOL)
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:35 pm

Now reading:

1) Immoral, by Brian Freeman. This is the first in a series by Freeman centered on a Duluth, MN detective named Jonathan Stride. In this debut novel, he investigates the disappearance of a local teen girl, and finds layer after layer of intrigue and deception. It's a pretty good one so far.

2) Treasure Islands, by Nicholas Shaxson. Shaxson is a former reporter for the Financial Times; this book is an investigation of the role of the countries around the world that are "tax havens" which enable corporations, individuals and financial institutions to evade taxation and regulation.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by LadyGhost06 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:54 pm

Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by pennybug84 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:48 am

Blackveil - Kristen Britain
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jeakat » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:13 am

LadyGhost06 wrote:Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
That's my next book. I've already bought it, so I hope it's good!

The one I'm currently on at the moment is By Midnight by Mia James. I have to say, I'm not enjoying it, but I'm determined to get to the end!
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by cullengirl » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:05 pm

I have a few books on deck:

Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward (Adult paranormal romance, halfway done)
Aurelia by Anne Ousterlund
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Ilegal by Bettina Restrepo
Vampire Knight manga series 9-11
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Jestak » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:24 pm

Current reading includes:

1) Where Serpents Lie, by T. Jefferson Parker. This is another of Parker's excellent, twisty crime thrillers set in Southern California. Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Terry Naughton heads a special squad that investigates crimes committed against young children. As he investigates a kidnapper who abducts and terrorizes young girls, he also faces ethics charges that seem to be drummed up by a rival in the department. I'm about halfway into this one and expect to finish it tonight.

2) Fateful Choices, by Ian Kershaw. Kershaw is best known for writing what is probably the definitive biography of Adolf Hitler. This book focuses on an 18-month period during World War II, when Kershaw argues that the most important decisions of the war were made by leaders like Churchill, Hitler, Roosevelt and Stalin. Quite good so far.
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