What are you reading the week of Sept 1 - 7?

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What are you reading the week of Sept 1 - 7?
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Mon, 09-02-2013 - 7:24pm

Now that the Read- a- thon is over, tell us what's gotten your attention, reading-wise, this week.

Any resolutions this new school year? L' shana tova, Happy Jewish New Year to our Jewish members.

Julia

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This morning I finished Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick. I thought I'd finish it by Saturday midnight, it's only 212 pages, but it's a first person memoir-ish novel, the memories of Arn Chorn- Pond, who was eleven when the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia, where he lived and it's the bleak story of a survivor, child soldier from a horrible time and regime.

Now I'm reading the completely different urban fantasy novel about Kate Daniels and her werelion Packmaster boyfriend Curran called Magic Rises.

(And I'm hoping this isn't the second or third time you're seeing this...)

Julia

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Tue, 09-03-2013 - 11:23am

 I'm reading and enjoying The Beast by Faye Kellerman. Hopefully How The Light Gets In will show up at the library soon or I may break down and buy it. It's gotten good reviews and the series is one of my favorite ones.

 Kathie

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Wed, 09-04-2013 - 12:27pm

Shana Tova to everyone observing the Jewish New Year  tonight.

I just finished the book I had started before the Rea-a-thon began, Novelties and Souvenirs,  collected short fiction by John Crowley. Some of the stories were speculative fiction, some science fiction, some fantasy, some based on the Biblical creation tale,  alternate versions of New Testament tales, alternative or modern versions of fairy and folk tales - quite a collection!

I'm just beginning The Humans by Matt Haig. It seems to be inspired by Tevis's The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Simak's City. So far I'm enjoying it very much,

Now to get back to preparing for the holiday.

Happy September everyone!

Roberta

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 I finished The Beast by Faye Kellerman. It was enjoyable but not one of her best novels. I'm going to start Too Big To Miss by Sue Ann Jaffarian. I've read one of the other books in the series and I've decided to go back and start from the beginning.

 Kathie

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Let's see since I posted here I finished Magic Rises. I especially liked the setting! This morning I finished rereading the play The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman & the Tectonic Theater Project. (Tomorrow I'm reading The Laramie Project Ten Years Later when it comes in the mail. I have a copy that I can't find, so I had to buy it again.) I'm directing a reading with my community theater group & college & HS students next month. First set of auditions are Sunday. Then I read Will Eisner's Fagin the Jew, a graphic novel. Now I'm reading The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar. Julia Julia
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Hello I'm a new member! Anyway, I am reading, Dune, the first book in the series. It'S very confusing. The story jumps right in and has very little explanation of their world including customs and terminology. If I hadn't watched the movie a few times, I would be worse shape. Has anyone read Dune? If so, please explain , what exactly do the Benne Jeserit do? Minor spoilers are okay. Thanks in advance:)
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Mon, 09-09-2013 - 12:14pm

Welcome Occasional Bookworm!

I read Dune approximately 150 years ago. The Bene Jeserit do whatever they can and whatever they want! As I remember, they do magic in this science fictional universe, or what amounts to magic. Happy Reading!

Julia

 

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Tue, 09-10-2013 - 10:44am

Julia is correct that the Bene Gesserit is a society of women who have aquired special powers, and are often considered to be witches.  But in subsequent books in the series we discover that they cannot always do whatever they want.

Roberta