You Tell Me: Who or What Are You Reading Right Now?

You Tell Me: Who or What Are You Reading Right Now? Open Topic

Every so often I like to ask what people are reading. So, readers - what are you reading right now? Fiction, non-fiction?

I'll go first.

I am reading Caroline Fraser's Prairie Fires. It's a non-fiction book that delves into the historical context surrounding Laura Ingalls Wilder's children's books. I borrowed it from the library in paper, and it's a dense read. (I'm probably going to have to go buy the ebook.)

So what are you reading?

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31 Comments

  1. Carmen Webster Buxton3 July, 2018

    I’m reading THR RAGE OF PLUM BLOSSOMS by Christine M Whitehead. It’s difficult to categorize. A well-to-do Manhattan lawyer refuses to accept her husband’s death as a suicide and tries to uncover the truth. It’s part mystery, part thriller, part chick lit, with a lot of humor thrown in.

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  2. Hussman3 July, 2018

    Genius Foods by Max Lugavere – non fiction book about his insights into diet and food intake and it’s affects on Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

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  3. Joe Follansbee3 July, 2018

    New York 2140, by Kim Stanley Robinson. The Big Apple is drowning, literally.

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  4. Scotto3 July, 2018

    Revenent Gun by Yoon Ha Lee. It’s the conclusion of the Machineries of Empire trilogy started with Ninefox Gambit and Raven Stratagem. It’s Asian flavoured space opera similar to the style of Aliette de Bodard.

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  5. Giant Head3 July, 2018

    Just finished “A Star in the Void,” the final installment of the Halcyone Space series.

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  6. Amander3 July, 2018

    Five books at once
    _The Minus Faction_ by Rick Wayne
    _Derelict_ by LJ Cohen
    _House of Leaves_ by Danielewski
    _Elmet_ by Fiona Mozley
    _Bone Music_ Christopher Rice

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  7. Steve H.3 July, 2018

    I am alternating between a Kindle Unlimited A Warrior’s Knowledge fantasy book, America at War with Itself by Henry Giroux and Genius Foods by Max Lugavere(second reader in this forum)

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  8. Michael Anderson3 July, 2018

    Switching between two:
    – the classic “The Foundations of Statistics” by Leonard Savage … yeah, not exactly a light read, but great stuff.
    – Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.

    Both on Kindle 🙂

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  9. DaveMich3 July, 2018

    James Potter and the curse of the gatekeeper, by G. Norman Lippert, part of his James Potter series, available from http://www.jamespotterseries.com/

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  10. Anthony Deaver3 July, 2018

    Minus Faction by Rick Wayne and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

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  11. Dava Stewart3 July, 2018

    Two things, both fiction:
    The Minus Faction and Kristin Lavransdatter

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  12. Avanti Merle3 July, 2018

    The Minus Faction by Rick Wayne

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  13. Ruth Harris3 July, 2018

    Non fiction. The Man With The Golden Typewriter. A collection of Ian’s Fleming’s letters (mostly to his publisher) as the James Bond books were first published and then became successful. The letters reveal how active Fleming was in approaching reviewers and others who could help draw attention to the books. Fleming also haggles charmingly, politely, but firmly with his publisher over royalties and advertising. Plus ça change…

    https://www.amazon.com/Man-Golden-Typewriter-Flemings-Letters-ebook/dp/B0164G8FUU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1530632995&sr=1-1&keywords=man+with+the+golden+typewriter

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  14. Dan Thompson3 July, 2018

    I’m reading _The Star in the Void_ by LJ Cohen, the final installment in her Halcyone series.

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  15. Ryan Toxopeus3 July, 2018

    A Star in the Void, by LJ Cohen. My favourite space opera series.

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  16. Jens Finkhaeuser3 July, 2018

    The Minus Faction, by Rick Wayne.

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  17. Jan3 July, 2018

    On Serial Reader, I am reading After London by Richard Jeffries.

    On my Kindle, I am reading Tales of Space and Time by H G Wells.

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  18. Greg Weeks3 July, 2018

    The Hub: Dangerous Territory by James H. Schmitz

    I wanted to re-read The Demon Breed. When I finished that I went back and started reading the rest of the stories in it.

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  19. Ana3 July, 2018

    Javier Negrete’s The Greeks great adventure. A Spanish author who is High School Greek teacher, he has written Fantasy, Science Fiction and historical novels, but this book is a light history of Greek civilization. He is very entertaining, probably this book is not for someone who likes reading history and has a medium knowledge of the Greeks, but for someone like me, who has only the knowledge left after my long ago history classes, it’s a good remainder.

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  20. Xavier Basora3 July, 2018

    Le Crime d’Orcival. One of the early detective novels that was published in the late 19th/early 20th cetury

    xavier

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  21. Hannah Steenbock4 July, 2018

    A self-help book: “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One”, by Joe Dispenza.

    And the fiction one I’m reading right now is “Touched by Magic”, by Doranna Durgin. (One of my favorite authors.)

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  22. Dan Robinson4 July, 2018

    Fiction: Ghost Sub by Todd Tucker
    Non-Ficton: Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution by Todd S. Purdum

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  23. Matt F.4 July, 2018

    Where The Bodies Were Buried: Whitey Bulger And The World That Made Him by T.J.English

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  24. Luc P. Beaudoin4 July, 2018

    Why Buddhism is True. Taking me a long time to get through this one.

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  25. Becki5 July, 2018

    Just finished reading two print books from the library: “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo (nonfiction) and “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library” by Sue Halpern.

    Currently reading “Red Mars” by Kim Stanley Robinson as an ebook on my phone.

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  26. DavidW6 July, 2018

    Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson, book 7 of the Malazan Book of the Fallen. I’ve been working on this fantasy series off and on for the past decade.

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  27. fahirsch7 July, 2018

    Re Ruth Harris: I became aware of Ian Fleming when President Kennedy said he read the Bond series. I guess that helped a lot

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  28. Ruth Harris7 July, 2018

    fahirsch—Yes it did. JFK’s rec catapulted 007 into a new level of fame. However, Fleming was a tireless promoter from the beginning. Himself a journalist and editor, he knew “everyone.” He was in touch with reviewers, other writers in his genre, was on top of his publishers about covers, print orders and haggled with them (charmingly and politely) on advances and royalties. The letters are irresistible and informative reading.

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  29. Kevin M8 July, 2018

    I read one epic each summer. This year I’m finally reading The Stand by Stephen King.

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  30. gregoire9 August, 2018

    jared diamond: guns germs and steel.
    seems like a very interesting book (i m on the 1/8 or something)

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