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Nomad
06-13-2011, 03:13 AM
Well, so much for a comic palate cleanser. I picked up Strangers on a Train to see if that might be my next noir novel and then I couldn't put it down. I'm going to to have to get Highsmith's Ripley novels now.

Has anyone read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson? I found a copy at the thrift store for $0.75 so I figured "Why not?"

Cachoo
06-13-2011, 05:47 AM
Well Julia Spencer-Fleming is out with her latest mystery. Her first one won all sorts of awards and was set in the dead of winter in upstate New York. I read it in July (somehow refreshing.) And in addition to the mysteries I've enjoyed the developing relationship between the sheriff and the pastor (she's also an army reserve pilot.) But first I want to finish my four Charles Lenox mysteries by Charles Finch. That should fulfill my Victorian-era mystery craving for this year. I'm on the third one now (The Fleet Street Murders.)
I have a stack of other fiction/nonfiction I need to start on but right now I'm just in the mood for mysteries. I think they must be my "summer beach books."

PrincessLeppard
06-13-2011, 07:17 AM
I ordered Robopocalypse for my husband, but I thought of PL first :lol:.

I will check it out. :)

The Meowmorphisis sloooooowwwwwsss waaaaaay dooooown about half way through. It switches to a parody of The Trial and is just zzzzzzzz. I'm hoping it picks back up soon.

Jot the Dot Dot
06-13-2011, 04:08 PM
Read a book, "Bang: A Complete History Of The Universe", all about space and science. Book is chock full of information, photos and diagrams. And one of the authors? Queen gutarist Brian May!

BigB08822
06-13-2011, 04:17 PM
Read a book, "Bang: A Complete History Of The Universe", all about space and science. Book is chock full of information, photos and diagrams. And one of the authors? Queen gutarist Brian May!

Was it good? I love anything dealing with the cosmos.

taf2002
06-13-2011, 07:43 PM
A writer in my little town has ended up on the Times' bestseller list: Geralyn Dawson & the book is Heartache Falls. She was only on it for a week but that's still pretty good. I didn't even know she lived here but her house is very close to mine & I have actually read some of her books. One I remember reading is The Bad Luck Wedding Cake which was a romance but apparently she writes mysteries now. I didn't know my town had any claims to fame.

Allskate
06-13-2011, 08:24 PM
Read a book, "Bang: A Complete History Of The Universe", all about space and science. Book is chock full of information, photos and diagrams. And one of the authors? Queen gutarist Brian May!

Brian May got his Ph.D. in astrophysics a few years ago. Now there's a multi-talented guy.

IceAlisa
06-13-2011, 09:11 PM
Brian May got his Ph.D. in astrophysics a few years ago. Now there's a multi-talented guy.

He is one of the coolest people ever. :respec: I think he had recently published a paper that's pretty important in his field.

zaphyre14
06-14-2011, 02:16 PM
I needed something lighter in tone than historicals and mysteries so I picked up one of Andrew Greeley's oldies "Angel Light" - it's pretty dated with regards to the computer stuff, but the plot is based on the Old Testament Book of Tobias and the characters are interesting.

lmarie086
06-14-2011, 05:09 PM
Currently reading Phantastes and Lilith by George Mac Donald-some of the writing is a bit difficult to latch on to, if that makes any sense, but I'm reading it slowly and that's helping. Lilith is a fascinating story, so I really can't wait till I get to that part.

Next on my list is Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell. I always thought that Gone With the Wind was her only novel, especially since all her writings were apparently destroyed after her death (according to the inside cover lol). Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite novels ever so I can't wait for this one.

I used to be such an avid reader before college. Silly textbooks. Anyone have any good mysteries to recommend? :)

Prancer
06-15-2011, 02:13 AM
I am reading lots of lovely mindless trash, my reward for plowing through lots of unlovely but still mindless research papers and grading a small mountain of dense, chewy projects on dense, chewy subjects.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so relaxing.

But anyway, another link for my fellow Nookies and other assorted e-reading types: Cheap E-reads (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=215904302#!/pages/Cheap-e-Reads/163454373711210) Like at your own risk--you will get a LOT of posts in your feed.

Happy pool reading :summer:.

Nomad
06-15-2011, 03:36 AM
Currently slumming with The Way of an Eagle by the Queen of Quiver, Miss Ethel M. Dell. Our Heroine is blocking out the horrors of the Indian Mutiny with hefty doses of opium. But only until Our Hero sweeps her off to dubious (i.e. unchaperoned) safety, via the jungle, where they will both start vibrating like steam engines. Has Muriel escaped Certain Death only to face a Fate Worse Than Death? Will she make it back to civilization a Fallen or an Honest Woman? I look forward to being as scandalized as the readers back in 1912 were.

BigB08822
06-15-2011, 04:25 AM
I have to admit, I am really enjoying the main book for my LA History class. It is called Louisiana: A History. I find myself wanting to read it. :yikes: Even though my teacher chose too many books for our short summer term, at least he chose interesting books and not awful textbooks. Being from Texas I find all of this very interesting since it is all new to me.

Jot the Dot Dot
06-15-2011, 05:15 AM
Was it good? I love anything dealing with the cosmos.

It was a blast! The scientific info was extensive but still readable for the general public. And since they had access to the greatest observatories, you can imagine the photos. After reading it, I loaned it to one bro to read, then another, than a third whose said of his wife "Jesse's getting a bang out of Bang". Brian May is actully a certified astrophysisist.

modern_muslimah
06-15-2011, 07:12 PM
I am reading lots of lovely mindless trash, my reward for plowing through lots of unlovely but still mindless research papers and grading a small mountain of dense, chewy projects on dense, chewy subjects.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so relaxing.

But anyway, another link for my fellow Nookies and other assorted e-reading types: Cheap E-reads (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=215904302#!/pages/Cheap-e-Reads/163454373711210) Like at your own risk--you will get a LOT of posts in your feed.

Happy pool reading :summer:.

Thanks for the link! I'll definitely be reading some fluff next week. I'm going to visit family in Philly and during the visit we're going to Virginia.

I'm currently reading Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal. It's kinda good. It's keeping my interest enough to keep reading. Reading about slaves who ratted on other slaves and blacks who wrote really nasty things about other blacks after Reconstruction makes me think that most of the modern blacks a lot of black people think of as sellouts as being angels. :scream: