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What are you reading right now, Vol. II

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3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 9:25:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
What genre do they tend to enjoy most?
I wonder if they'd enjoy Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events?
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 10:21:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah - great for pre-teens.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 11:32:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 8/26/14 - 9:25:28 AM redreine wrote:
What genre do they tend to enjoy most? I wonder if they'd enjoy Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events?


My younger son has already gone through that series this past school year. He just finished the second book of the Mysterious Benedict Society (for the second time this summer). He's usually pretty good at picking up whatever books his older brother finishes.

The older boy was interested in Artimis Fowl for a while, and is currently reading the Maze Runner. After he finishes that, I was thinking about starting him on Pratchett's Discworld books.

3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 11:45:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Only one of my nephews was a really big reader, and it seems like the kinds of books that he liked to read at that age have been mentioned.

Have they read The Outsiders? Rumblefish? Anything by S.E. Hinton? I'm not sure if those would be too old for them. My school system has The Outsiders as required reading for 7th graders, which is around 13.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 12:14:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just downloaded a copy of the Outsiders yesterday- - from paging through it, I'm thinking that it might be a bit too old for them. The older boy is going into 6th grade, the younger is going in to 4th.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 12:15:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I do appreciate the suggestions- - thanks!
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 12:23:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely!
I'm a huge advocate for reading, *especially* for young people.
Wish I could offer more! If I think of anything else, I'll post it here!
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 1:18:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
They might like Percy Jackson, or the Kane Chronicles.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 1:24:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ooh, Percy Jackson! Good one, snow.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 8/26/14 - 1:57:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Already done with Percy, but the Kane Chronicles might be good. Thanks.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 8/27/14 - 6:19:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 8/25/14 - 8:18:19 PM redreine wrote:
I just bought Desperation, The Tommyknockers, and Nightmares & Dreamscapes, all by Stephen King. I've already read N&D. I'm not really in a SK mood right now. I want to read the newest Emily Giffin. I need to finish Alice In Zombieland, but I just can't get into it. I've started re-reading Girl, Interrupted, but I'm not feeling that, either. I WANNA READ SO BAD


I read Desperation and really enjoyed it, even though it's not one of his more popular books.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 8/27/14 - 6:20:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Now I'm reading After Hours by Edwin Torres.

It's the book that Carlito's Way (the film) is based on, even though After Hours is a sequel to the book Carlito's Way, which I have already read.

Carlito Brigante
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/14 - 11:28:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Urgh! This copy of North & South I bought is terrible edited! Twice I've come across sentences that have switched endings with a different sentence further down the paragraph. Like seriously!? I can understand typos - your mind corrects some as you read so they're hard to spot. But whole sentences that don't make sense?? Did they get people who don't read to proofread this??
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 8/28/14 - 11:29:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
lol *terribly
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 8/29/14 - 6:30:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
For younger readers, i HIGHLY recommend the Skulduggery Pleasant series. It's a detective - fantasy series about a girl who becomes sidekick to a magic-wielding walking skeleton detective named Skulduggery Pleasant. I read the first three of the nine books in the series and i liked them. Very funny. They're highly comedic books but they aren't comedies. Great series. Great concept, anyway. There are nine books (only eight released so far) aswell as a spin-off called The Maleficent Seven and a book of short stories that fill the cracks in the narrative called Armageddon Outta Here.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Tuesday 9/2/14 - 12:13:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Over the weekend I read:
Thief of Time
The Killing Floor
Die Trying
and
Gone Tomorrow
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 9/3/14 - 1:06:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
The Fever - Megan Abbott.
Midnight Crossroad - Charlaine Harris.
next up:
Conversion - Katherine Howe
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/14 - 12:53:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
Scrivener for Dummies by ???
Homecoming by Bradshaw
Tons of newspapers article from London 1888
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 9/4/14 - 8:54:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
"The Last Kind Words" by Tom Piccirilli. Really good crime noir about a man accused of killing 8 people but claiming only 7, and it's up to his grifter brother to figure who's trying to pin their murder on his brother and why.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 9/5/14 - 12:21:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Drown by Junot Diaz

Told a friend a while ago I was thinking of reading it and he was like "oh no don't, it's bad" so I was kind of hesitant to start. But I actually really like it so far so what does that guy know amirite
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 9/5/14 - 1:36:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm rereading The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time
It's one of my favorites, and I've just remembered that I own it!
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 9/5/14 - 3:31:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 9/5/14 - 1:36:41 PM redreine wrote:
I'm rereading The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time It's one of my favorites, and I've just remembered that I own it!


I read that a few months ago...
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 9/6/14 - 10:37:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I even have a picture
(I was amused by the big stack I created on the table)



- Locke, Berkeley, Hume
- French and English Philosophers: Descartes, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hobbes
- American Historical Documents
- Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur
- A William Wordsworth collection
- Some collection of "old-time English stories"

I'm reading the whole William Wordsworth collection.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 9/6/14 - 10:37:58 AM EST (GMT-5)

Just reading selections from the others. The English stories one has some short stories by Dickens. The one with Rousseau has something I haven't yet read by him. Also, reading Locke and Voltaire if it has something that my other book doesn't have (have to check).
Then, reading whatever I find interesting when I go through the others.

This happened because I organized three shelves of books. So, of course, I kept picking out interesting ones.
3 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 9/6/14 - 5:49:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
The correspondance between Rousseau and Voltaire is interesting.

They started debating with great ideas, and some year laters, they resolved to insult each others.

as a yter, this should sound familiar to you.

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