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Travel Books!
19. Watchman by Ian Rankin -- book on CD borrowed from the library for my drive to Chicago. Amusing spy novel. The variety of London, Scottish, and Irish accents made the listening a pleasure.

18. Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds -- Paris, Science Fiction, and Alternate History, and Private Eyes -- all blend together with flair. It had its slower moments, but managed to keep them to a minimum. I liked it quite a lot. Also, I received it as a birthday present, which makes it extra-special.

...a thought. If you've read a book I post about, comment and let me know what you thought of it. Such a discussion may lead to great things: recommendations for new books!

...or, just generally, recommend a book I should read. We could turn it into a whole darn LJ Book Club thing.


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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 23rd, 2008 03:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Since it's got Paris in it, I have to read Century Rain now.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should! I liked it.
aiela From: aiela Date: July 23rd, 2008 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
50_in_08 is a great place to post books you've read, even if you're not worried about getting to #50.

(Says the person who creates the community ever year and then forgets to post in it.)
wildseakitten From: wildseakitten Date: July 23rd, 2008 04:39 am (UTC) (Link)
oh cool! a place to commiserate about books! I love it... and joined... maybe I'll remember to post in it... LOL

hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: July 23rd, 2008 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
50_in_08 is the first LJ-related book group that i've actually managed to stay somewhat active and involved in. i've been in a few LJ book clubs over the years... all have gone buh-bye.
From: stilldocked_too Date: July 23rd, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you read any of the other Reynolds books?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
No not yet, should I?
From: stilldocked_too Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
The revelation space books are wonderful, dealing with what it means to be human as well as having a great long term view :-)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, thanks!
susmadel From: susmadel Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi Girl,

I haven't read those. I am reading Vanity Fair - one of those I should have read in high school or college. I am really enjoying it.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 23rd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
This one?

I haven't read it either, I'll check it out.
susmadel From: susmadel Date: July 23rd, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep. that is it. It's sort of like a Jane Austin type book. I am enjoying it.
From: bloggingchick Date: July 24th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Just yesterday I finished Life of Pi.

I wanted to read it ever since I saw someone on a TV show "pretending" to read it so I had started it last week.

It was captivating, but I admit I had to do some skimming over some of the graphic details. It almost made me want to become a vegan. I say almost because my uncle took me to Red Lobster today and the whole time I completely forgot about the story (thank goodness).

I was left wondering which of Pi's stories was, in fact, the correct one?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the one without the animals was probably true. But I bet it was the tiger story that kept him going through all those months, you know?
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