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« Reply #250 on: June 15, 2015, 06:21:20 AM »
6. Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas

Wow! I've never heard of this book!  Have you read Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth Cline?  I loved it and it really opened my eyes and totally changed my shopping habits.

I've lost track of my book reading but I know since my last post way back in January that I've at least reached:
5. Hunger by Knut Hamsun
6. Louis XIV by Vincent Cronin

It's on my reading list.  I got a similar message from most of the business news I've read, which is why I'm exploring the high-end market. 

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« Reply #251 on: June 15, 2015, 06:37:35 AM »
24. Doctor Sleep, Stephen King. Should have re-read The Shining before reading this!

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« Reply #252 on: June 15, 2015, 09:40:19 AM »
24. Doctor Sleep, Steprhen King. Should have re-read The Shining before reading this!

Is that a sequel?

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« Reply #253 on: June 16, 2015, 07:02:16 AM »
Yup, it's a sequel. The main character (or one of them) in Doctor Sleep is the kid from the Shining as an adult. I didn't think it was particularly scary while I was reading it, but I read most of it in a day and then had creepy dreams that night, so I guess it got to me more than I thought!

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« Reply #254 on: June 16, 2015, 07:46:50 AM »
17. Prelude to Foundation, Asimov
18. Forward the Foundation, Asimov
19. Foundation, Asimov
20. Foundation and Empire, Asimov
21. Second Foundation, Asimov
22. Foundation's Edge, Asimov
23. Foundation and Earth, Asimov
24. Angles of Attack, Marko Kloos
25. Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
26. Time War: Invasion, Nick Thomas
27. Time War: Onslaught, Nick Thomas

28. The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie
29. Before They Are Hanged, Joe Abercrombie
30. Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie

I really enjoyed that 3 book series, the First Law.

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« Reply #255 on: June 16, 2015, 09:54:31 AM »
I'm down as well. I took the challenge a few years ago and haven't looked back. I have heard some people say that audiobooks don't count, but I respectfully disagree. I'll post my list later on today, this year I haven't been as good at keeping up, I've read I believe 21 books, so that puts a few behind, though I'm looking to catch up by the end of the month.

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« Reply #256 on: June 16, 2015, 10:23:48 AM »
7 Jurassic Park-Michael Crichton
8  Mistborn: The Well of Ascension-Brandon Sanderson
9 Mistborn: The Hero of Ages-Brandon Sanderson
10 Blood Song (A Raven's Shadow Novel, Book 1)-Anthony Ryan
11 Tower Lord (A Raven's Shadow Novel)-Anthony Ryan
12 Uprooted-Naomi Novik
13 Heir of Novron (Riyria Revelations Book 3)-Michael Sullivan
14 The Demon King-Cinda Williams Chima
15 The Exiled Queen-Cinda Williams Chima
16 The Gray Wolf Throne-Cinda Williams Chima
17 The Crimson Crown-Cinda Williams Chima
18 Firefight (The Reckoners)-Brandon Sanderson
19 Legion: Skin Deep-Brandon Sanderson
20 The Scorch Trials-James Dashner
21 The Death Cure-James Dashner
22 The Kill Order-James Dashner

I think that's it for me, but I have a hard time keeping track.

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« Reply #257 on: June 20, 2015, 12:30:07 PM »
23. Lovers and Players by Jackie Collins

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« Reply #258 on: June 20, 2015, 08:58:05 PM »
Just came across this topic, starting in May
1. A Study in Scarlet- Sherlock Holmes- Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The beekeepers apprentice- Mary Russell series - Laurie R King
3. Your money or your life
3. Animal Farm - George Orwell
4. Ungifted
5. The 4 hour work week
6. Early Retirement Extreme - Fisker
7. Paradise Alley- Kevin Baker
8. Gray Mountain - John Grisham
9. Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
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Re: 50 books
« Reply #259 on: June 22, 2015, 10:14:43 AM »
Books read in 2015:
1. Think Like a Freak - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen K. Dubner
2. Why Bother With Bonds: A Guide to Build All-Weather Portfolio - Rick Van Ness
3. The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
4. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays - David Foster Wallace
5. The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less - Barry Schwartz
6. A Dance with Dragons - George R. R. Martin (reread)
7. Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World - Jane McGonigal
8. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
9. The World of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
10. Divergent - Veronica Roth
11. Insurgent - Veronica Roth
12. Allegiant - Veronica Roth
13. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell
14. In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
15. The Martian - Andy Weir

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« Reply #260 on: June 23, 2015, 02:57:23 AM »
8. Little Birds - Anais Nin
9. Spellwright - Blake Charlton

Current reads:
The Enchanted Castle - E Nesbit
A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

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« Reply #261 on: June 24, 2015, 09:16:46 PM »
26. Douluo Dalu (Novel)

I'm counting this entire series of over 6,200 pages, about 74 volumes, as 20 fiction books.  Never again will I read another Chinese fantasy/martial art series.  This one took me roughly 80 hours of almost nonstop reading to get through. Geh!

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« Reply #262 on: June 25, 2015, 04:36:26 AM »
Hooray, finally caught up to where I should be, 27 down before the end of June. Even if 10 of them were a fairly light and easy to read series.
However, now I have course notes and additional study to do, rate may slow down a bit. And I've run out of stuff I want to read until I go to the library next.

Can anyone tell me, can I download e-books on a laptop rather than an e-reader? I'd quite like to make use of all the free classics available but don't want to shell out for a kindle. 

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« Reply #263 on: June 25, 2015, 07:19:49 AM »
Hooray, finally caught up to where I should be, 27 down before the end of June. Even if 10 of them were a fairly light and easy to read series.
However, now I have course notes and additional study to do, rate may slow down a bit. And I've run out of stuff I want to read until I go to the library next.

Can anyone tell me, can I download e-books on a laptop rather than an e-reader? I'd quite like to make use of all the free classics available but don't want to shell out for a kindle.

I think you can download a free kindle app for laptop - I did for my pc

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« Reply #264 on: June 25, 2015, 08:22:33 AM »
Hooray, finally caught up to where I should be, 27 down before the end of June. Even if 10 of them were a fairly light and easy to read series.
However, now I have course notes and additional study to do, rate may slow down a bit. And I've run out of stuff I want to read until I go to the library next.

Can anyone tell me, can I download e-books on a laptop rather than an e-reader? I'd quite like to make use of all the free classics available but don't want to shell out for a kindle. 

Yes you can. The Gutenberg Project has their books in html. But If you will be doing a lot of reading, get an old ebook reader off of craigslist (I got my kindle and case for about $40). They are so much easier on the eyes and much more transportable.

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« Reply #265 on: June 25, 2015, 09:40:28 AM »
24. The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg

Didn't enjoy much, although there is some interesting information about historical obsession/concern/methods of manipulating the female form . A historical account of beauty obsession/pressures that I enjoyed much more is "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolfe , perhaps because it is less about historical details of managing these concerns, and more about the political and feminist history. Apples and oranges I suppose.

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« Reply #266 on: June 25, 2015, 02:12:19 PM »


28. The Blade Itself, Joe Abercrombie
29. Before They Are Hanged, Joe Abercrombie
30. Last Argument of Kings, Joe Abercrombie

I really enjoyed that 3 book series, the First Law.

31. Galactic Empire Wars: The Alliance

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« Reply #267 on: June 25, 2015, 02:28:40 PM »
25. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming by Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, and Thomas Peisel

Very interesting

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #268 on: June 27, 2015, 05:05:28 PM »
I'm still a little behind, but hoping to catch up. This is what I've read so far this year.

1. Death by Food Pyramid - Denise Minger
2. A Table by the Window - Hillary Manton Lodge
3. The Martian - Andy Weir (thanks, everyone, for this recommendation)
4. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: A Flavia de Luce Mystery - Alan Bradley (I love this series)
5. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History - Elizabeth Kolbert
6. Eat that Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time - Brian Tracy
7. Walking with the Great Apes: Sy Montgomery

Currently reading The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind America's Favorite Board Game - Mary Pilon

8. The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind America's Favorite Board Game - Mary Pilon
9. Kill Switch - Neil Baer & Jonathan Greene
10. Boy's Life - Robert McCammon
11. Bee Basics: An Introduction to our Native Bees: Beatrice Moisset & Stephen Buchman
12. The Girl on the Train: Paula Hawkins
13. Garden Spells: Sarah Addison Allen

I've stalled out on a few and never finished them... War of the Whales being a big one that I tried really hard to finish...

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #269 on: June 28, 2015, 05:59:27 AM »
Hooray, finally caught up to where I should be, 27 down before the end of June. Even if 10 of them were a fairly light and easy to read series.
However, now I have course notes and additional study to do, rate may slow down a bit. And I've run out of stuff I want to read until I go to the library next.

Can anyone tell me, can I download e-books on a laptop rather than an e-reader? I'd quite like to make use of all the free classics available but don't want to shell out for a kindle. 

Yes you can. The Gutenberg Project has their books in html. But If you will be doing a lot of reading, get an old ebook reader off of craigslist (I got my kindle and case for about $40). They are so much easier on the eyes and much more transportable.

Thanks Found Peace and River ffashion. I'd love to get a kindle second hand but no CL in Aus and the ridiculous pricing here means I would be paying far more than $40.  Last time I looked on ebay I found some for around $100, nothing available on gumtree.

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« Reply #270 on: June 28, 2015, 08:50:57 AM »
Hooray, finally caught up to where I should be, 27 down before the end of June. Even if 10 of them were a fairly light and easy to read series.
However, now I have course notes and additional study to do, rate may slow down a bit. And I've run out of stuff I want to read until I go to the library next.

Can anyone tell me, can I download e-books on a laptop rather than an e-reader? I'd quite like to make use of all the free classics available but don't want to shell out for a kindle. 

Yes you can. The Gutenberg Project has their books in html. But If you will be doing a lot of reading, get an old ebook reader off of craigslist (I got my kindle and case for about $40). They are so much easier on the eyes and much more transportable.

Thanks Found Peace and River ffashion. I'd love to get a kindle second hand but no CL in Aus and the ridiculous pricing here means I would be paying far more than $40.  Last time I looked on ebay I found some for around $100, nothing available on gumtree.

If you have a desktop or a laptop you can get a free download for kindle . that's what I did .

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« Reply #271 on: June 28, 2015, 06:36:13 PM »
Not in order, but here's my list so far:
1. The Chimp Paradox - Steve Peters (meh)
2. The Family Law - Benjamin Law (very funny)
3. Stuff Your Face or Face Your Stuff - Dorothy Breininger (dreadful)
4. Yes Please - Amy Poehler (meh)
5. Divergent - Veronica Roth (fun)
6. Brain Rules - John Medina (well worth reading)
7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless - Gail Carriger (silly, fun)
12. The Wife Drought - Annabel Crabb (very good)
13. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big - Scott Adams (great)
14, 15, 16. Stormy Petrel, Rose Cottage and Thornyhold - Mary Stewart (I lurve her books)
17. In Defense of Food - Michael Pollan
18. More Fool Me - Stephen Fry (meh)

19. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follet
20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
21. House of Lies - Martin Kihn (don't bother)
22. English: Stuff You Forgot From School - Patrick Scrivenor
23. The Girl who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
24. Radical Homemakers - Shannon Hayes
25. World War Z- Max Brooks
26. So What's Your Proposal? - William A. Eddy
27. I am a Bacha Posh - Ukmina Manoori

28. Dune - Frank Herbert
29. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson
30. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
31. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
32. A Fine Romance - Candice Bergen
33. The Whole Life Fertility Plan - Kyra Phillips
34. Born With Teeth - Kate Mulgrew
35. Insurgent - Veronica Roth

And a heap on my kindle which I don't have with me to check, so I'll have to update the list again soon!

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« Reply #272 on: June 29, 2015, 07:21:05 AM »

31. Galactic Empire Wars: The Alliance

32. The Lost Starship (Lost Starship Series Book 1), Vaughn Heppner

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« Reply #273 on: June 29, 2015, 08:34:24 AM »
26. Bridget Jones: Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding

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« Reply #274 on: July 01, 2015, 01:50:03 AM »
1. A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
2. The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery
3. The Art of War - Sun Tzu
4. Alice's adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up - Marie Kondo
6. Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
7. The Romantics - Pankaj Mishra
8. Little Birds - Anais Nin
9. Spellwright - Blake Charlton

10. The Enchanted Castle - E Nesbit
11. Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll
Current reads:
A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

My local library closes earlier than I leave work now in the summer months. Will try to either leave early if there's a nice day or go book-hoarding on the weekend, but I do wish they would open 14-18 and not 12-16.

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« Reply #275 on: July 01, 2015, 02:06:12 AM »

My local library closes earlier than I leave work now in the summer months. Will try to either leave early if there's a nice day or go book-hoarding on the weekend, but I do wish they would open 14-18 and not 12-16.

Did you ask if they have digital library access? Most capitol cities do. It might be worth the drive to sign up. I use overdrive. I can listen to audio books or read digital books from my library without leaving the house. They send them to kindle too, but the overdrive app works well if your library uses it.

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« Reply #276 on: July 01, 2015, 02:17:01 AM »
1. Gathering Blue - Lois Lowry - fantastic (but I always like her books)
2. A Splendid Exchange - How Trade Shaped the World - William Bernstein - Really made me think about history in a different way.
3. The Grey Nomad's Guidebook - Cindy and Jeremy Gough - how to travel Australia - good
4. Depletion and Abundance Sharon Astyk - very annoying book of not thought through goodie-goodie environmental stuff (using wood to combat climate change, local is best... which are both patently untrue)
5. Fabric Memory Books - Lesley Riley - basic
6. When Every Day is Saturday - Richard E Grace - Survey of retired people - pros and cons - good
7. Hungry Campers Cookbook - Katy Holder - only really for barbeques or fires.
8. Gossamer - Lois Lowry - I always like her books
9. Retirement for Two - Maryanne Vandervelde - Good book on the dynamics of retirement
10. Work Less, Play More - Ron Bennetts and Andrew Foster - Well, If I wanted a book on the financial aspects of retirement in Australia, it would have been good - it goes into nitty-gritty that I had never seen before and it is current. But I didn't. It didn't have ANYTHING about playing more!
11. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive - Alexander McCall Smith
12. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built - Alexander McCall Smith
13. The Double Comfort Safari Club - Alexander McCall Smith
14. Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg - great book! worth waiting all these months to get it from the library.
15. The Kalahari Mens Typing School - Alexander McCall Smith
16. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
17. The Great Cake Mystery - Alexander McCall Smith
18. Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion - Alexander McCall Smith
I am only going to include books read cover to cover, and since the challenge started.
19. The Wife Drought - Annabel Crabb - REALLY REALLY GOOD - worth the long wait!
20. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Marie Kondo
21. The Giver - Lois Lowry - worth the wait
22. The Relics of War - Lawrence Watt-Evans
23. Madness in Solidar - LE Modesitt
24. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection - Alexander McCall Smith
25. THe Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon - Alexander McCall Smith
26. Mindset: The New Pschology of Success - Carol Dweck

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« Reply #277 on: July 01, 2015, 03:31:49 AM »
Did you ask if they have digital library access? Most capitol cities do. It might be worth the drive to sign up. I use overdrive. I can listen to audio books or read digital books from my library without leaving the house. They send them to kindle too, but the overdrive app works well if your library uses it.

They do. But I must confess that I really (really!) prefer an actual book. There's something about turning pages... I will read a digital copy only when I "have" to. I do love audiobooks for the car or cooking, but I'm currently having great fun listening to the childrens classics for free on LibriVox, so I probably have enough there for years to come. (If anyone haven't looked them up: please do! They are awsome.)

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« Reply #278 on: July 04, 2015, 09:13:00 AM »
27. It's Not About Food : End Your Obsession with Food & Weight by Carol Emery Normandi & Laurelee Roark

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« Reply #279 on: July 04, 2015, 10:56:33 PM »
28. The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

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« Reply #280 on: July 05, 2015, 05:05:23 PM »
28. West with the Night by Beryl Markham
29. Lucky Alan by Jonathan Lethem
30. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
31. McDonalds: Behind the Arches by John Love
32. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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« Reply #281 on: July 05, 2015, 05:11:54 PM »

23. The Martian-- Andy Weir

+1 An excellent book and very unique story.

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« Reply #282 on: July 05, 2015, 06:30:54 PM »
29. God Save the Queen by Carey Bolton

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« Reply #283 on: July 06, 2015, 04:37:05 AM »
I still really want to read this! Had intended to, but it was due back at the library before I could get to it :(

Story of my life...ugh!  I would be a regular poster on a "50 Books I Started But Didn't Finish" thread.

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« Reply #284 on: July 06, 2015, 06:14:04 AM »
24. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Susan Cain
25. The Martian, Andy Weir

Both recommendations from others on this thread, and both very good!

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« Reply #285 on: July 06, 2015, 04:40:06 PM »
30. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill.

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« Reply #286 on: July 07, 2015, 03:19:30 AM »
10. The Enchanted Castle - E Nesbit
11. Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll
13. Graceling - Kristin Cashore

Current reads:
Fire - Kristin Cashore
A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin (got stuck in this, but will pick up again sooner or later)
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

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« Reply #287 on: July 07, 2015, 07:33:46 AM »
30. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill.

I'm reading this right now!

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« Reply #288 on: July 07, 2015, 08:33:47 AM »
30. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill.

I'm reading this right now!

Just finished the first story... Pretty odd so far

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« Reply #289 on: July 08, 2015, 07:15:44 AM »
30. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill.

I'm reading this right now!

Just finished the first story... Pretty odd so far

Yeah, I've also read Veronica and Don't Cry by her (also the movie Secretary was based on one of her stories), and the writing is great at capturing uncomfortable things.

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« Reply #290 on: July 08, 2015, 08:36:34 AM »
30. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill.

I'm reading this right now!

Just finished the first story... Pretty odd so far

Yeah, I've also read Veronica and Don't Cry by her (also the movie Secretary was based on one of her stories), and the writing is great at capturing uncomfortable things.

She certainly is!
I had read a book I enjoyed by her a long time ago, Two Girls, Fat & Thin. So when I came across a couple of hers for free I picked them up ( to be donated again after I read ).:Veronica is next.

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« Reply #291 on: July 12, 2015, 06:32:15 AM »
Everyone who read Ready Player One (great book btw), the author got interviewed about his new book that I want to read now, and how RPO is being made into a movie by Steven Spielberg, and generally is awesome.

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« Reply #292 on: July 12, 2015, 10:46:29 PM »
31. Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

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« Reply #293 on: July 13, 2015, 08:00:35 AM »
Still on track for 52 books this year!

No.   Title
1   Saga Volume 4
2   The Blind Assassin
3   Pinocchio Vampire Slayer
4   Avengers Issues 39-42
5   New Avengers Issues 27-31
6   American Vampire Volume 1
7   Shutter Volume 1: Wanderlost
8   Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
9   Sophie's World (15%)
10   The Art of Fielding
11   Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
12   You Have Too Much Shit
13   Your Money or Your Life (11%)
14   Happiness
15   Relationships
16   The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (And When to Stick) (10%)
17   The King in Yellow
18   Hunger
19   Japanese Fairy Tales
20   The Great Gatsby
21   Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
22   Kikomachine Vol. 10: Sanduguan ng Sangkalawakan
23   The Buried Giant
24   Alex + Ada Volume 1
25   Alex + Ada Volume 2
26   Copperhead Volume 1
27   Thor Issues 1-6
28   Underworld (ongoing)
29   Specimen Days
30   Pride and Prejudice
31   The First Law Book One: The Blade Itself
32   The Martian
32   Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me
33   Collected Stories (5%)
34   The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
35   The Circle
36   His Dark Materials - The Golden Compass
37   His Dark Materials - The Subtle Knife
38   His Dark Materials - The Amber Spyglass (ongoing)

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Re: 50 books
« Reply #294 on: July 14, 2015, 12:32:04 AM »


35   The Circle
36   His Dark Materials - The Golden Compass
37   His Dark Materials - The Subtle Knife
38   His Dark Materials - The Amber Spyglass (ongoing)

Love the "His Dark Materials" trilogy ! I really should read them again.

What did you think of The Circle? I am curious about it.

I'm surprised by how much I liked His Dark Materials. I thought it might be a little too "young adult-y" for me.

The Circle was superb. Highly recommended.

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« Reply #295 on: July 19, 2015, 10:43:21 PM »

19. The Wife Drought - Annabel Crabb - REALLY REALLY GOOD - worth the long wait!

I agree, just finished this on the weekend, and have been recommending and quoting it to everyone. It was interesting as a contrast to the previous book which I read a few days earlier, The Misogyny Factor (Anne Summers) which was focussing  on the Gillard years and her treatment as our PM rather than looking at Abbott and his leadership. MF was also a lot angrier, whereas I am comfortable getting my OH to read WD.

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« Reply #296 on: July 21, 2015, 02:33:23 PM »
31. Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

Really enjoyed this book . Her writing style is unique (IMO) , rather poetic in a rough way . something about her writing, I don't feel like I really get to know the characters or really get into the plot however, so not the sort of book I usually go for .

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« Reply #297 on: July 21, 2015, 02:34:20 PM »
32. It by Alexa Chung

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« Reply #298 on: July 22, 2015, 08:30:02 AM »
I've just finished "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell. My boss has us all reading his books, so I have another 3 waiting to be read - Tipping point, David and Goliath and Outliers - now I've finished this one. I really enjoyed it, though now I want to get hold of some of the reference materials he talks about (the course that trains you how to read facial expressions better for example). And wondering how to apply this knowledge in RL.

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« Reply #299 on: July 23, 2015, 08:19:54 PM »
33. Hour of the Tigress by Irene Lin-Chandler