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January 22, 2022, 07:17:46 am

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #270 on: April 23, 2021, 09:53:01 am »
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As my mental health has taken a toll (yet again), I'm currently spending a majority of my time with my head in book and this week's contender is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen! I'll update you guys as soon as I finish :)
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #271 on: July 17, 2021, 08:31:54 pm »
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Just finished reading 'Gone With the Wind'. I really enjoyed it, but it certainly was a long read (1000 pages). I really liked the in-depth descriptions, particularly of nature, it painted really nice imagery in my mind.

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #272 on: July 17, 2021, 08:44:25 pm »
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Currently on the second 'Loveda Brown' book. It's a fun, lighthearted read by an author who knows how to combine humour and serious subject matters. The first book - well, I recommend it, despite it catching me entirely flat-footed by the presence of occasional swearing - although a twist threw me for a loop and the character involved (no spoilers!) seemed to go out of character and suffer from inadequate foreshadowing. The second I'm not far enough into to know if I would recommend it. So far, yes, but not to the standard of the first book, the opening of which made me laugh aloud, which few books do.
The books are on Amazon, author Jolie Tunnell, first book 'The Great Loveda Brown'. I have the first three although not the fourth one, released recently. I wouldn't be surprised if I purchased it (I collared the ebooks of the first three in a giveaway which was nice! :))).
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #273 on: July 17, 2021, 09:13:47 pm »
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Currently on the second 'Loveda Brown' book. It's a fun, lighthearted read by an author who knows how to combine humour and serious subject matters. The first book - well, I recommend it, despite it catching me entirely flat-footed by the presence of occasional swearing - although a twist threw me for a loop and the character involved (no spoilers!) seemed to go out of character and suffer from inadequate foreshadowing. The second I'm not far enough into to know if I would recommend it. So far, yes, but not to the standard of the first book, the opening of which made me laugh aloud, which few books do.
The books are on Amazon, author Jolie Tunnell, first book 'The Great Loveda Brown'. I have the first three although not the fourth one, released recently. I wouldn't be surprised if I purchased it (I collared the ebooks of the first three in a giveaway which was nice! :))).

Just from your description and looking at its cover, it really reminds me of A Series of Unfortunate Events! I feel like you've certainly already read it :) Sounds intriguing though, mystery is such a great genre and so satisfying when it's written well.

I've just started Anna Karenina, which I purchased over a year ago and finally had the chance to pick up. After hearing that it goes through a dry patch in the middle, I don't think I've reached it yet. So far, I really like the super frank but still measured style; it's kind of like reading Jane Austen sometimes. It does seem more comedic than dramatic and depressing up until now though, so I'm excited to see what will unfold.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #274 on: July 17, 2021, 10:39:56 pm »
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Just from your description and looking at its cover, it really reminds me of A Series of Unfortunate Events! I feel like you've certainly already read it :) Sounds intriguing though, mystery is such a great genre and so satisfying when it's written well.
If you enjoy mystery - I've never really got into it as a genre - I'd really recommend the series!
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #275 on: July 17, 2021, 11:44:56 pm »
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I went from a pretty brutal crime book (Body of Evidence) straight to a ya horror/fantasy mashup (the Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker). Guess I won't be sleeping tonight either 😂🙈

(I also plan to read the final book in an author's friend's fantasy trilogy (The Order of the Rose) - The Innocent before the end of lockdown maybe - that'll lead me to Frankenstein and I have a gorgeous copy of that :D )
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #276 on: July 19, 2021, 05:03:32 pm »
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Because I never seem to only read one book at a time, I'm currently rererererereading Thunderhead. It's my favourite of that trilogy, and weirdly enough I suspect that's because of the Nell/Rob arc, an unusual thing for me to enjoy - after all, they almost separate! However, the happy ending and the sheer brilliance with which it is written I do love.
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #277 on: November 14, 2021, 12:54:31 am »
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I'm reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (HPMOR) now. Is a Harry Potter fan fiction by Eliezer Yudkowsky.

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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #278 on: November 28, 2021, 04:03:53 pm »
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I'm halfway through C.S. Pacat's new book Dark Rise. It is an excellent LGBTQIA+ YA fantasy, and Pacat is also an Australian author!
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Re: What are you reading at the moment?
« Reply #279 on: November 28, 2021, 07:57:18 pm »
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I'm currently reading Ruin and Rising (the third book in the Shadow and Bone Trilogy) and I'm absolutely loving it so far! I can't wait to read The Six of Crows Duology!
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« Reply #280 on: November 29, 2021, 06:45:40 am »
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I'm currently reading Ruin and Rising (the third book in the Shadow and Bone Trilogy) and I'm absolutely loving it so far! I can't wait to read The Six of Crows Duology!

I've been meaning to read the Shadow and Bone Trilogy for ages! What were your thouhgts?

I just finished Picoult's The Book of Two Ways. It was really good, but definitely not my favourite of her books. It makes use of the multiverse theory (the idea that in another world there is a version of you with a different life because you made a different decision and that the universe splits every time you make a decision) and shows the protagonist's life if she gets on a plane to Egypt to see her old boyfriend or on a plane to England to go back to her husband.

The plot was very interesting but the characters were a bit lack-lustre.