What are you reading the week of June 1 to June 7?

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What are you reading the week of June 1 to June 7?
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Sun, 06-01-2014 - 4:32pm

So after you answer the above question,

Since summer's coming/ here: if you could go anywhere -- fictional and real places -- where would you go? When they are fictional, tell us what books & authors they are from, please!

Julia

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Tue, 06-03-2014 - 12:37pm

I just finished What Mad Universe by  Fredric Brown. It's a pulp s/f classic , and a parody of pulp s/f, but it has some interesting ideas and plots, and isn't too over-the-top.

Now I'm starting The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane, a psychological thriller about  "aging, love, trust, dependence, and fear; about proccess of colonization, and; and about things (and people) in places they shouldn't be" (front cover).

Roberta

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Mon, 06-02-2014 - 10:25am

 I'm still reading Death Come Quickly by Susan Wittig Albert and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon from last week. I just heard that Outlander is being made into a TV series which is supposed to start in August.

 I would like to go to Australia.

 Kathie

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A friend just gave me a copy of 50 Shades of Grey so I may start that this week. I have heard a lot about it both pro and con so I can't wait to see for myself.

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Last week I really liked the YA debut novel about an intersex boy who runs away to join the circus Pantomime by Laura Lam.

Then I read the ten year old Luna by Julie Anne Peters, about a boy transitioning to a girl. It wasn't fresh and exciting like Pantomime.

Now I'm reading The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick, but may not be able to finish it as it's a library book that has to go back on Tuesday.

I have Shadowplay, the next book in the series after Pantomime. After that maybe the very different Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright.

Places I'd like to go:

Madagascar -- to see lemurs.

Science Fictional: I'd like to go to the planet Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold in the books that start with Shards of Honor or Cordelia's Honor, to see a world a lot like our own, that is traditional, insular and militaristic and trying to get away from that, in small steps. 

Fantastical: I'd like to go to Charles de Lint's Newford and to a lesser extent his newer Southwestern locations where ghettos/ barrios are bordered by magic and faerie.

Fictional: I'd like to see "The Goldfinch" a painting in The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

Bonus: I do not want to go to the worlds of World War Z or The Walking Dead, even though I like the books very much. I like being able to close the book/ turn off the audio book/ turn off the tv.

Julia