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Old 03-18-2019, 03:39 PM
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I'm reading "Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith. Its a murder mystery/private detective novel. So far, I'm enjoying it.

The biggest shock so far, is that I found out Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling. I like this book much better than her Casual Vacancy.
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Really looking forward to the Good Omens show.

And the book is fun.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:19 PM
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Embarked on reading the full set of the Wheel of Time - on Book 4
Possibly my favorite book in the series.
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Dracula -- had never read it before, and I'm enjoying it so far. Interesting method of telling the story.
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Embarked on reading the full set of the Wheel of Time - on Book 4
IMO, they start going downhill after that. Not that they were bad... just a bit frustrating. I only made it through the first 9 and it's been ~15 years, but would like to pick them back up one day.
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Currently listening to The Power by Naomi Alderman. It's kind of interesting, but I'm not sure I'll finish it before it's due.
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IMO, they start going downhill after that. Not that they were bad... just a bit frustrating. I only made it through the first 9 and it's been ~15 years, but would like to pick them back up one day.
I read through book 9 I believe, before I stopped and started to wait for him to finish - so I know it becomes a pretty big slog after this one. Hopefully having the wiki and the all the books done and ready will make it less tedious.
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Finally started reading East of eden by steinbeck. So far so good.
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Finally started reading East of eden by steinbeck. So far so good.
It's more soapy than most Steinbeck, but not a bad novel.
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Was a thread on reddit a while back: "what's your favorite novel". east of eden was often mentioned. So I thought I'd check it out. Only problem is that I'm going in with high expectations.
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