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What Books Are You Reading This Week? February 19, 2018
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I'm writer Doug Stanton. I worked for magazines but now I mostly write books and TV and film. My book Horse Soldiers was recently made into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Chris Hemsworth called 12 Strong, and movie tie-in edition of my book is a #1 NYT Bestseller. AMA.
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Amazon confirm they will be adapting Iain M Banks' Culture series for TV
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13 years ago today Hunter S. Thompson committed suicide. My favorite thing he ever wrote is his "wave" speech.
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An Open Letter to Mr Ernest Cline.
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Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini's next book will tackle the refugee crisis
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It's Time To Accept The Fact That George R.R. Martin May Not Finish 'Game Of Thrones'
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It bothers me to no end when chapters in books either go on forever or don't have any stopping points
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I built a website that serves as a minimalist alternative to Goodreads.
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A Visual Tour of 35 Literary Bars and Cafes from Around the World
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Amazon to Adapt 'Consider Phlebas' the first book in the Culture series, for TV Series
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If You Love Black Panther, You Have to Read Nnedi Okorafor's Books
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What's your favorite book that was crowdfunded?
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Has anyone read the "Chivalry" series by Christian Cameron?
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I have finished The Three Musketeers!
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How to take notes while reading ebooks so that it doesn't get overwhelming?
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The Great Brain series
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My copy of Paradise Lost, as promised. Plus a little extra ;)
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Federal funding for public libraries is at risk - the ALA is asking for your help!
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Elizabeth Strout interview: from years of rejection to the Pulitzer prize and bestseller lists
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[Review] Rick Steves Gets Uncomfortable In 'Travel As A Political Act'
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I want to read Jeff Vandermeer's books and I have City of Saints and Madmen but I'm still kind of lost. Help?
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Hi there! I'm Jason Matthews, former CIA officer and author of Red Sparrow, soon to be a major motion picture. Ask Me Anything!
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Looking for Customizable iOS Library App
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Book storage problem
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Literature of The Gambia: February 2018
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'Ebooks are stupid', says head of one of world's biggest publishers
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Banned books
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I read Dune for the first time.[Spoilers]
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Reading a top 200 book list!
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Most Afghans Can’t Read, but Their Book Trade Is Booming
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The Temple of Knowledge: An Animated Celebration of How Libraries Change Lives
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Bed bugs found in books at Brandon library branch
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On today's date, one of the most charismatic and eccentric writers of the past 100 years committed suicide at his ranch in Woody Creek, Colorado. Here is his note. I hope, somewhere, it got weird enough for you Hunter.
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Asocial Female Lead?
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Finally got around to reading Slaughterhouse 5
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When reading fiction, is your inner monologue monotone or expressive?
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Sci Fi trilogy :- The Three body problem
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Which author's style entrigues you as much or more as the content itself?
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My local bookshop is rather interesting.
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Dragonriders of Pern
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[Discussion] Is anyone else crazy for annotated collections?
12 sverdo Oh shit, he's making a fourth one? I read the original trilogy as a kid and it was probably the first book that I really enjoyed! How are they for an adult reader? I basically forgot everything, so I might as well re-read them!
6 taueret o holy crap, I did not know this. I love those books so hard that my youngest is named Lyra :-)
2 Bior37 This is one of the few series that made me cry and I picture scenes from it to this day. I hope it'll be as good as the first 3.
4 [deleted] Eh, I'm lukewarm at this time. I read the series after I was in my thirties so a lot of the coming-of-age themes were not particularly resonant with me - I had the same issue when I read Ender's Game for the first time, as I was already an adult with a firmly rooted sense of identity. To be fair, I really liked it - there's a lot to enjoy about the world and the stories being told. I even named my development server Pantalaimon. I don't feel the series middled very well. It started off very strongly in *Compass,* but I felt it got a little wobbly on the trotters in *Knife.* I spent most of *Spyglass* feeling like Pullman was beating me on the nose with a rolled up newspaper screaming "THIS. IS. SUBTLE. METAPHOR!!!!!!" but after a fairly literal deus ex machina it stitched up the pieces fairly well. The ending was about the loveliest gut-punch I've ever had the pleasure to read. I'm open to the idea of another good yarn coming from him, but I'm afraid he's going to make like Neal Stephenson.
2 FireLucid I think I will read the original trilogy, then the new one once its all out. I'm not a fan of the wait between books where the details get a little hazy. If GRRM ever gets the final book out, I'll read the whole thing in one go. I've read the current ones, but it's been so long and the show has muddied the waters further.
1 SephChasseur I had no idea! I am currently reading the Subtle Knife again and now I'm even more hyped for a new one
1 nillethere I am super excited as well! I've been rereading the original trilogy in preparation, as it's been about 10 years since I last read the series - about to start The Amber Spyglass.
1 SuddenGenreShift I'll be happy if they're good, but I'm a little skeptical. The series was already tied up very well, what's left to say?
1 asromatifoso Just read the trilogy a few months ago (I know-very late to the party). Loved the first, liked the second one quite a bit, and thought the third was meh, so diminishing returns. I will definitely read the next but not crazy happy as you put it.
11 0 sverdo Oh shit, he's making a fourth one? I read the original trilogy as a kid and it was probably the first book that I really enjoyed! How are they for an adult reader? I basically forgot everything, so I might as well re-read them!
6 0 taueret o holy crap, I did not know this. I love those books so hard that my youngest is named Lyra :-)
2 0 Bior37 This is one of the few series that made me cry and I picture scenes from it to this day. I hope it'll be as good as the first 3.
2 0 [deleted] Eh, I'm lukewarm at this time. I read the series after I was in my thirties so a lot of the coming-of-age themes were not particularly resonant with me - I had the same issue when I read Ender's Game for the first time, as I was already an adult with a firmly rooted sense of identity. To be fair, I really liked it - there's a lot to enjoy about the world and the stories being told. I even named my development server Pantalaimon. I don't feel the series middled very well. It started off very strongly in *Compass,* but I felt it got a little wobbly on the trotters in *Knife.* I spent most of *Spyglass* feeling like Pullman was beating me on the nose with a rolled up newspaper screaming "THIS. IS. SUBTLE. METAPHOR!!!!!!" but after a fairly literal deus ex machina it stitched up the pieces fairly well. The ending was about the loveliest gut-punch I've ever had the pleasure to read. I'm open to the idea of another good yarn coming from him, but I'm afraid he's going to make like Neal Stephenson.
2 0 FireLucid I think I will read the original trilogy, then the new one once its all out. I'm not a fan of the wait between books where the details get a little hazy. If GRRM ever gets the final book out, I'll read the whole thing in one go. I've read the current ones, but it's been so long and the show has muddied the waters further.
1 0 SephChasseur I had no idea! I am currently reading the Subtle Knife again and now I'm even more hyped for a new one
1 0 nillethere I am super excited as well! I've been rereading the original trilogy in preparation, as it's been about 10 years since I last read the series - about to start The Amber Spyglass.
1 0 SuddenGenreShift I'll be happy if they're good, but I'm a little skeptical. The series was already tied up very well, what's left to say?
1 0 asromatifoso Just read the trilogy a few months ago (I know-very late to the party). Loved the first, liked the second one quite a bit, and thought the third was meh, so diminishing returns. I will definitely read the next but not crazy happy as you put it.