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Tea & Books - What are you reading?

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I finished Cold Days, & although I am in the steepster book club & we’re gonna read The American Heiress, I have a whole bunch of books waiting to be read, so I think I’m gonna read A Fall of Water by Elizabeth Hunter first.

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Lazey said

Finally reading Jurassic Park, been meaning to read it since I saw the movie ages ago.

Jurassic Park is probably one of my favorite books! I am a huge Michael Crichton fan! I hope you love it!

Lazey said

Already the book has been much better than the movie.

Lariel select said

Lost World is a good book too.

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Alphakitty said

I just finished The Killing Moon and am moving on to the second in the series. If you like fantasy, it’s a great and really unique read—set in an Egypt-like world so there are no white people (which given that most fantasy is Medieval Europe lite is a big deal!), and of the 3 main characters one is female and another is gay. Plus the magic system is a mix of Egyptian medicine and Jung’s theory of the subconscious.

Claire said

N.K. Jemisin! I love her books. Did you read Hundred Thousand Kingdoms?

Alphakitty said

No, this was my first! But I am definitely going to read the rest of her stuff, starting with the Shadowed Sun. She’s got such a unique, refreshing style!

Claire said

I agree! I’ve read three of her books and none of them are truly Medieval Europe lite. Very creative and talented writer.

Serenity said

After reading this, I put The Killing Moon on my library request queue, thanks!

Oooh, another Fantasy author to add to my que! This is my favorite genre & always has been.

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TeaLover58 said

Reading What on Earth am I Here for by Rick Warren. Goes great with tea because it’s a 40 day reading series…therefore I am forced to read a little everyday so I get everything out of this book….and what goes with a book better than tea??? NOTHING! So, sitting with a book in one hand and tea in the other! Still reading Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser of course (although I should have finished that one last week…but I’ve been really busy) and starting The American Heiress for the Steepster Book Club sometime this week (when my book comes in the mail)! So many books I know! But, what can I say, I love my books and tea!

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gmathis said

Coping with my Downton Abbey withdrawal by reading a WWI based mystery by Anne Perry, Shoulder the Sky. It’s actually No. 2 in a series, but provides enough backstory I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on a lot.

(Hmm…wonder what’s buried in Mt. To-Be-Read that’s from the same time period…)

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After finishing an American Heiress for the book club, I started reading the ‘Rowan Gant’ series by a local author, Murv Sellers. It is, of course, modern day fantasy/mystery with witches & other good stuff, taking place in St. Louis. Book one was ‘Harm None’. Now I’m nearing the end of book two, “Never Burn a Witch”.

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Lariel select said

Started American Heiress for the book club.
I’m also reading Bernard Cornwell’s Death of Kings.

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Uniquity said

I’m reading American Wasteland: How America throws away nearly half of it’s food (and what we can do about it) by Jonathan Bloom. So far it is not quite holding my interest, possibly because I live in Canada and my province (at least) has a fairly comprehensive composting system, so the things he is describing don’t fully apply. I am learning some handy new arguments for why people should eat as locally and ‘naturally’ as they can though, so that’s nice. :)

Before that I re-read Black by Ted Dekker (the first in the Circle Trilogy). Recommended if you enjoy strange dystopic fantasy. When the character falls asleep in ‘our’ world, he wakes up in an alternate one. When he sleeps there, he’s awake here. Mayhem ensues. :)

Sounds like a good book!
I’m seriously into composting & locavore stuff myself, but it’s amazing how many people aren’t. One thing I really appreciate about alot of the local bread stores & other food retailers (like whole foods) is that at the end of the day they donate the perishable stuff that they didn’t sell to local shelters. So at least someone gets to eat, & it doesn’t end up in the dump.

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inguna said

Reading “Bring Up the Bodies” by Hilary Mantel. This year’s winner of the Booker Prize.
I’m in awe … It’s pretty amazing.

Alphakitty said

This is on my reading list, it looks so good! Plus the second one is named Wolf Hall, how can I resist that.

gmathis said

That keeps cropping up in discussions…may have to hunt it down.

Cavocorax said

This might be a good one for the next Steepster book club read! I’ll try to remember this.

inguna said

After I finished I immediately bought Wolf Hall (the first part of the trilogy). One of the best books I have read lately.

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Cavocorax said

After finishing American Heiress I wanted something different to read, so I grabbed Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas from the library on a whim. I loved the description on the back!

I’m only a little bit into it but am tempted to just buy the ebook and return this to the library. I guess I’m getting used to holding that instead of the paperback when I read one-handed, and I also miss the convenience of being able to look up words immediately while I go. Has anyone else done this? (There are some books that are better as physical books, but I’m surprised that I’m starting to lean towards digital – makes it easier to packrat my books though!)

I want to read this!
I didn’t think I’d like reading digital books, but actually I love it.

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