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    and Every Day, by David Levithan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    I'll warn anyone who wants to read "The Wendigo"
    Hunting parties seem rather old-fashioned too, but I have only just started reading the story.

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    I haven't been able to read a lot, having some health stuff

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    Read a ton lately. Here are the highlights:

    Me - Elton John: So, so boring. Just didn't enjoy it. Maybe it was the writing style, maybe it was the content but I didn't care for it.

    God, If You're Not There, I'm Fucked - Darrell Hammond: tough read but very well written. I had no idea he was as messed up as he was/is. He pulled no punches when discussing his childhood abuse and the resulting addiction issues. Highly recommended if you're an SNL fan.

    Backlash - Brad Thor: one of the best thrillers I've ever read, hands down. It's #19 in a series but could easily be picked up and read on its own. Would make a great movie, that's for sure.
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    Too bad Elton's book was boring

    I decided to try to read again, I began:

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    From The Ashes was incredible!

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    I just bought a new book based on the Creepshow movies/series. It contains two original stories. It's short, around 200 pages so I'm hoping this will kickstart my love of reading again.

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    @Donald, that sounds pretty cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I just bought a new book based on the Creepshow movies/series.
    I'm only finding the graphic novel by King. What's the name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    I'm only finding the graphic novel by King. What's the name?

    Here's the link from amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Creepshow-Tak...9671325&sr=8-2

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    Greg Nicotero is a big name to have.
    It should be good.

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    The TV series is on the Shudder app, definitely recommend it.

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    I began Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid. It's so good!

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    May not seem like a big deal to most, but I read a whole chapter today and I'm very happy. For 10 or so years I've been wanting to read again but never managed to catch the bug. I downloaded reading helper app, and I type in the book name and how many pages, and you put in the date you want to finish and it tells you how many pages you'd need to read a day. I'm going to start on a book a month for a couple of months and then gradually try to read a book a week.

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    Great Donald!

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    Just started

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    Finished my book. It had a couple of stories in it. Very easy read, probably for young adults, but it was fine for me because I haven't read a book in a good 10+ years. Will hope to start another book today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Finished my book. It had a couple of stories in it. Very easy read, probably for young adults, but it was fine for me because I haven't read a book in a good 10+ years. Will hope to start another book today.
    I've been reading the same book for 4 years.

    Nothing wrong with polishing off a kid's book. If that's what you're into.

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    There are some great kids and young adult books

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    Cemetery Road - Greg Iles

    What. A. Book. I’d argue it’s flawless. It didn’t end the way I wanted it to but the ending was perfect. I can’t recommend this book enough. Between his Natchez Burning trilogy and now this, that’s four amazing works in a row from Iles.

    10/10.

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    I always love finding an incredible book.

    I love her previous book and am already a quarter of a way through


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    Also read:

    Off .Your Digital Detox For A Better Life

    Currently also reading:
    The Black Flamingo

    Eat That Frog:21 Great Ways To Stop Procrastination

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    Now reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melly View Post
    From The Ashes was incredible!
    It's nice when a book leaves questions unanswered sometimes.

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    Currently reading

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    Currently reading

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    Wrapped up "Wonderland" and thought it was pretty great, very suspenseful, a bit repetitive. (4/5)

    Black Flamingo - Amazing. (5/5)

    I am now on "Get A Life Chloe Brown"

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    I started doing that thing where I pick up five or six books and then never know which to read!

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    @Donald, that is me! I often have two on the go.

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    I am reading Max Brooks' new book about a tribe of Bigfeet massacring a wilderness techno village created by an Elon Musk expy. I don't think I am supposed to be rooting for the Bigfeet, or Bigfoots not sure how to pluralize that, to murder all these people, but I am.

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    I just started The Guest List by Lucy Foley.
    I am almost done with I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou.

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    @Defrost, I would cheer for Bigfoot too.

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    It's a good thing that lore on Bigfoot is not based in any reality.

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    Do audiobooks count?

    I started listening to The Terminal List by Jack Carr. It's being made into a show on Amazon Prime starring Chris Pratt, it's filming now. Without giving too much away it's about a guy out for revenge after he's betrayed by his government. I'm only a few hours in but it's pretty good so far. The author is super descriptive with the weapons and equipment and some of that does go over my head but other things like vehicles help you really visualize what's going on. It's actually the first book in a series and the 4th book just came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Do audiobooks count?

    I started listening to The Terminal List by Jack Carr. It's being made into a show on Amazon Prime starring Chris Pratt, it's filming now. Without giving too much away it's about a guy out for revenge after he's betrayed by his government. I'm only a few hours in but it's pretty good so far. The author is super descriptive with the weapons and equipment and some of that does go over my head but other things like vehicles help you really visualize what's going on. It's actually the first book in a series and the 4th book just came out.
    I have this on my kindle and was hoping it would be good. The plot sounds like the kind of thing I enjoy. If you like it, I recommend Brad Thor, Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills, and Scott Mariani. Similar ideas but all very, very good.

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    Went through my books this past weekend, and found out that out of Stephen King's 60 or so published novels, I have 50 of them in hardcover. I should try to track down the remaining ones. I have Duma Key in paperback, but should try to get the hardcover edition.

    One of the books, Rage, is out of print because it deals with school shootings and King let it go out of print. May need to fork over some money for that one I assume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Went through my books this past weekend, and found out that out of Stephen King's 60 or so published novels, I have 50 of them in hardcover. I should try to track down the remaining ones. I have Duma Key in paperback, but should try to get the hardcover edition.

    One of the books, Rage, is out of print because it deals with school shootings and King let it go out of print. May need to fork over some money for that one I assume.
    Out of his recent novels I really liked The Institute. When I was younger I liked the book Cell. I downloaded the audiobook of his new book Later to listen to after I finish The Terminal List by Jack Carr. I have 2 hours left on it. I'll probably finish it today.

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    Currently reading a biography of Janis Joplin that is very detailed. Janis, by Holly George Warren. Very good.

    I also just got David Wright’s autobiography so that should be a good read. Lots of fiction on my Kindle too. I’m getting into the Gray Man series by Mark Greaney which is about to be a Netflix movie with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    Out of his recent novels I really liked The Institute. When I was younger I liked the book Cell. I downloaded the audiobook of his new book Later to listen to after I finish The Terminal List by Jack Carr. I have 2 hours left on it. I'll probably finish it today.
    I have the Institute but haven't read it yet. I have a really frustrating inability to pick up a book and read. I'm so distracted by internet, TV, phone, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I have the Institute but haven't read it yet. I have a really frustrating inability to pick up a book and read. I'm so distracted by internet, TV, phone, etc.
    I'm actually the same way but I've found audiobooks to work great in place of reading on my kindle. I can even play my dumb phone games while listening to an audiobook. They're also great for driving and cleaning house or doing laundry or dishes. I think The Institute was the last book I read on my kindle but a lot of that was done on my lunch break at my old job. Now I have so much freedom working from home it's hard to make myself read.

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    A couple of days ago I started reading "The Sphere" by Dave Eggers. I watched the film adaptation a couple of years ago, recently reviewed it and noticed that the film was based on a book. I decided to read the book as well, because I love dystopias.

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    Just began. Matt Haig is great.

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