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What Books Are You Reading This Week? February 19, 2018
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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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The Art of War by Sun Tsu is more about life than it is about War.
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Any Pendragon Fans?
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Do your have a reading log? If so, how do you organize it?
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Thoughts on Foucault's Pendulum? (Umberto Eco)
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The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
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Tolstoy on his early life
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Started The Brothers Karamazov and for a classic, it’s not at all boring. Gotten hooked after a long hiatus from not reading.
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Just finished reading Farenheit 451 for the first time
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Any Inkheart fans?
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Long-lost manual reveals surprising secrets of 1720s sex
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If the decline of Barnes and Nobel depresses you, check out Waterstones, a UK book seller which is going from strength to strength.
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Any Sci fi fan who read The Actrix Stone?
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How much pages do you guys read per day?
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Thoughts on Hyperion?
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State without fear of judgment a book you DNF (did not finish) and why!
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for those who have read and watched Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
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If you keep a digital book journal, what do you use?
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What is the Dark Souls of books?
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Struggling with Stephen King books
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How do you perceive the look of a character in a book?
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In defense of a book you love that most people hate
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Kafka Was a Terrible Boyfriend
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Kafka "The Trial" parable discussion
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So you loved East of Eden?
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Do you read a complete series back-to-back?
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Do you ever get tired of reading?
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The Domestic Thriller Is Having a Moment
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Dan Brown or David Lagercrantz?
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How does reading several works by the same author affect the way you read the book?
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Ten years ago on this day my sister wrote a poem about my love of books
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Popular Book Covers by Genre (Visualization)
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Review for Absolute Sandman: Vol 1 by Gaiman
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Barnes & Noble is killing itself
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Barns & Noble vs Waterstones
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Is there a study about how different people perceive books differently?
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Anyone notice this possible mistake in chapter 33 of The Handmaids Tale?
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Thomas Morris: 53 ways to improve your short stories
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After so much academic reading, it's strange that novels don't excite me much anymore. Anyone else in a similar position and feel the same way?
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Karley Sciortino is Your Slutty, Post-Woke Carrie Bradshaw: On her book "Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post?Shame World"
8 toilet_brush I don't exactly love this series, but I'll defend it... It's about the youth, the prime of life and the old age of Ged, with a story that is suited to each of these stages. The Tombs of Atuan *was* the "amazing things he's done", or at least one of the main ones and representative of the others. I appreciate Le Guin's brevity, she doesn't labour the point of Ged moving up the wizard career ladder. Not every fantasy series needs to resemble a row of bricks on the shelf.
5 Dastardlyrebel The last book is beautiful, short yes, but like the others, every sentence is worth reading and well crafted. Not your average fantasy which is 1000 pages and full of filler. You'll be glad to hear there are more books in the series (which I haven't read!) and Ursula le Guin wrote many other great novels and short stories.
6 [deleted] One of the things I like about le Guin, that makes her different from many other sci-fi/fantasy authors, is that for her the action isn't the point of the story. Her stories tend to focus on social commentary or emotional development. Action is a bit of an afterthought. I wouldn't enjoy *only* reading books like that, but it is a deliberate stylistic choice that (imo) she executes well. It's OK if you don't like it; not everyone has to like the same thing. I just think it's worth acknowledging that the style is an intentional choice.
9 0 toilet_brush I don't exactly love this series, but I'll defend it... It's about the youth, the prime of life and the old age of Ged, with a story that is suited to each of these stages. The Tombs of Atuan *was* the "amazing things he's done", or at least one of the main ones and representative of the others. I appreciate Le Guin's brevity, she doesn't labour the point of Ged moving up the wizard career ladder. Not every fantasy series needs to resemble a row of bricks on the shelf.
6 0 Dastardlyrebel The last book is beautiful, short yes, but like the others, every sentence is worth reading and well crafted. Not your average fantasy which is 1000 pages and full of filler. You'll be glad to hear there are more books in the series (which I haven't read!) and Ursula le Guin wrote many other great novels and short stories.
6 0 [deleted] One of the things I like about le Guin, that makes her different from many other sci-fi/fantasy authors, is that for her the action isn't the point of the story. Her stories tend to focus on social commentary or emotional development. Action is a bit of an afterthought. I wouldn't enjoy *only* reading books like that, but it is a deliberate stylistic choice that (imo) she executes well. It's OK if you don't like it; not everyone has to like the same thing. I just think it's worth acknowledging that the style is an intentional choice.