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Books - what are you reading?   Fletcher's Tea Room and Bar

Started 5/10/18 by LvlSlgr; 141003 views.
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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

May-14

I chose "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood as my next book. I hope it's good.

On another note - I did eventually return to "Jefferson's Daughters" and finish it. It was more like reading a history book than anything else. That put me behind in my reading goal for the year. Note to self: stay away from that author. LOL

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LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Jun-4

I was very disappointed with The Handmaid's Tale. I think I was expecting something better since there's a TV series now in it's 5th season. Although, I can honestly say I've never seen any of those shows. It's on Hulu and I don't do streaming.

So I read 2 other novels after that. And now I just started The Restless Wave - John McCain's final book. I've read other books by him and always find them interesting.

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Susanna502MC

From: Susanna502MC

Jun-6

I'm reading Eric Flint's 1632 series at the moment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1632_series#Series_overview

It's unusual in a number of ways:

1. Grantville, a small town in 2000 West Virginia is "somehow" transported to 1631 Germany. That is the one impossible thing you have to accept.

2. Everything prior to the appearance of Grantville is consistent with what we know of the world in 1631.

3. The appearance of Grantville changes a lot from that point on.

4. The author (Eric Flint) has collaborated with multiple other authors along the way. There are also a series of authorized "fanfic" anthologies and other online stories available. This brings a lot of different characters, story lines, and viewpoints into the series. Flint has incorporated some of these into the main books.

5. Starting from Germany, the story expands throughout Europe and beyond.

So far, I've been able to access all the books I didn't already own through Libby (the online library).

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~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Jun-6

So.. it's been awhile.. I'm up to 42 books this year. I actually have about 5 or so sitting in the kindle app from KU. But I'm feeling like I want a good mystery. I've tried looking but nothing is calling me. I suppose I could also reread The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike. It looks like it might be made into a movie... which I have mixed feelings about. I definitely recommend the book, but it's tough to find at a decent price. 

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Jun-6

~J (amsavs) said:

I'm up to 42 books this year.

Wow! That's amazing. I'm at 20. I spend too much time on this laptop when I should be doing more reading. LOL

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Jun-7

The funny thing is, it doesn't feel like I'm reading all that much. But when I login to add books to the challenge... haha. It's been a lot of "meh" KU books. I guess that's why I'm in the mood for a good mystery! I'm actually in the middle of 2 different KU witch mystery books.. but they don't grab my attention like a JD Robb or Patricia Briggs book.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Jun-7

I'm sorry, but what do you mean by KU books? When I tried to google that I just keep finding articles about the University of Kansas bookstore.

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Jun-7

Sorry! Kindle unlimited. Speaking of.. I think I need to try to read a chapter of one of the books to keep my daily streak going. I have yet to read everyday in one month. I guess you can tell when I'm not engaged when I'm OK with reading a chapter.

LvlSlgr

From: LvlSlgr

Jun-7

Chapters ... I find if the book has shorter chapters then I'm more likely to read it faster. Longer chapters - I feel like I'm never going to get to the end and I'll put it down before finishing that chapter. Although with the shorter chapters I'm more likely to go ahead and another one ... and then another one.

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)

Jun-9

I've never paid attention ... I know I like to play the "I'll go to sleep after I finish this chapter" game. I usually notice about a couple chapters later I forgot to stop.. haha. Especially if it's the type to pull you in to their world. When I'm not engaged,  I can barely make it to the end of the chapter. I also like to play "but there's only 100 pages left. " haha. Why sleep when you can finish the book!

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