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Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. GBlades


    I am a particularly sloooow reader. Set my goal at 15 this year due to other commitments and managed to finish my 20th book of the year (Cabin At The End Of The Woods). Hoping to movie into the new year with high expectations and drive to read a lot more .
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  2. marsupial jones

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    I took a significant break from reading this year due to burning out on it. It turned into more work than fun as I was devitibgcevery moment of free time to reading and trying to read 100+ pages a day, and had like 100 unread books on my shelf which I felt bad about when I would do anything but read. Read probably 30 books this year with 25 of them being between Jan-Feb.

    So, going to “start over” in 2019 with some of my favorite authors for some re-reads (DeLillo, Franzen, Vonnegut, Cunningham) and then start the Wheel of Time series. Then aiming for 2020 for that Malzahn series or Stormlight Chronicles (read the first SC and enjoyed it but fuck there is a lot there)
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  3. DickyCullz

    Doesn’t have Ashley Madison

    my reading has really dropped off now I don't take public transport to work. Took me a whole year to read Oathbringer
  4. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    I'm going to drop my goal down in 2019. I read 50 books this year and sometimes it felt like I was reading just to hit the goal and not because I wanted to. I think I'm going to put something easy as my goal, maybe 25-30. I may end up reading 40 plus anyway but at least then it would be because I wanted to.
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  5. OotyPa


    Started The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera this weekend. Enjoying it a lot, but not nearly as much as I loved Unbearable Lightness when I first picked it up a couple years ago.
  6. Kellan

    JuneJuly Prestigious

    I hate that you lose your Audible credits if you cancel your membership. So I keep just accumulating credits and not actually listening to any audio books and still paying for the membership.

    Physical books I’m reading right now are:

    Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
    The Looming Tower
    Dare to Lead by Brenee Brown (for work)
    and rereading The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  7. Dave Diddy

    I've been out looking for where the light went

    Why don't you just buy books with whatever credits you have left and then cancel? You don't lose the books after you cancel
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  8. xapplexpiex

    I am nobody Supporter

    Which app does everyone on here prefer? Apple Books, Kindle, or Nook?
  9. dlemert


  10. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block

  11. jordalsh Prestigious

    finished Scholastique Mukasonga's Cockroaches on Monday, really harrowing book about the Rwandan genocide of 1994. I originally picked it up because I read this really good story and realized I didn't know much about Rwanda at all. really moving book and a slim volume (I would call it a quick read but it often hurt my heart so much I'd put it down for a little bit). definitely putting Barefoot Woman on my list for the future

    on a very different note, I finished Chris Gethard's Lose Well last night and I absolutely loved it. I'm working on writing something longer about it but it only cemented how much I've come to love him and all of his work over the past like two months.

    now I'm working on the first book in Giorgio Bassani’s The Novel of Ferrara, which I got for Christmas and plan to take a book at a time over the course of the year. The first two stories in Within the Walls are really good and they're making me excited for his better-known works which I'll get to later on.

    I also just started Our Band Could Be Your Life, which I'm excited to both learn from and criticize as I work through it. Already have some stuff in the margins of the introduction haha
  12. TheGuyfkaFringeofLunacy


    Read Dragon Teeth and American War over my Christmas break from work. Enjoyed both but both had their flaws. Would love a longer book set in that same time period as Dragon Teeth and the larger idea behind American War was great as well. Love those type near future history changing type books.
  13. midnightxtaylor

    oh, you went fast to the midnight land

    I haven't felt like reading much in months, and I had started An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green last fall, but I just picked it back up a few days ago and couldn't put it down until I finished it. Recommended if you want something funny, suspenseful, and about how social media affects humanity on a global scale. It's very current, but also a good sci-fi.
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  14. Garrett L.

    Moderator Moderator

    Didn’t realize we were so close to the release of On The Come Up. Pretty stoked about that.

    Anyone else read The Hate U Give?
  15. Horrorca


    halfway through David James Duncan’s The Brothers K - so life-affirming, sad, joyous and beautiful!!

    can’t recommend it enough (and I know nothing about baseball)
  16. jordalsh Prestigious

  17. Mort Michaels

    link in bio

    Set my goal for 15 on GR, but I am already on book #6. In my head, I wanna make 52. But I am enjoying being into reading again.
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  18. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    Finished up Christine by Stephen King and will be starting Basketball: A Love Story today. Rainy days have been a good excuse to read more this week.
  19. Horrorca


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  20. OotyPa


    Mary Oliver's work seriously is beautiful. RIP. Will also read her tonight.
  21. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Started Elevation by Stephen King today.

    Have 3 other books checked out from the library as well
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  22. Texas Flood

    SERENITY NOW! Prestigious

    Just finished reading Gone Girl last night. I really enjoyed it.

    Does anybody have any recs for books like that? I plan on reading Sharp Objects and Dark Places at some point. Just thought i'd see what others here have enjoyed that kind of has the same feel like GG.
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  23. HalfHearted


    You'd probably like The Girl on the Train if you haven't checked that out yet.
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  24. jpmalone4

    Stay Lucky Supporter

    I would try The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
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  25. Texas Flood

    SERENITY NOW! Prestigious

    I have seen that one as a recommendation for fans of Gone Girl. It seems like something id probably enjoy. Thanks!