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Old 07-15-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Right now I'm reading:
The Black Ships by Jo Graham - not exactly gripping but it's about the myth of Aeneas and Troy which I love so will persevere
The Dragon's Trail: the biography of Raphael's Masterpiece by Joanna Pitman - very interesting story about the power of art and the obsessions of royalty that it can create
Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (again) - hilarious send-up of the commercialisation of Christmas
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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I'm about to head back out to the yard and start Kat Richardson's Greywalker, an urban fantasy. I figure I'll get maybe 1/4 of the way into it before I have to start dinner (350 or so pages, nicely dense text. I hate books with too-large text and/or a lot of white space. I feel ripped off).
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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I'm about to head back out to the yard and start Kat Richardson's Greywalker, an urban fantasy. I figure I'll get maybe 1/4 of the way into it before I have to start dinner (350 or so pages, nicely dense text. I hate books with too-large text and/or a lot of white space. I feel ripped off).
As you age you will begin to treasure LARGER print!! LOL! I used to feel the same way you do. Now I enlarge all my screens to about a 14 - 16 point font size, and that may increase even more in the next few months.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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As you age you will begin to treasure LARGER print!! LOL! I used to feel the same way you do. Now I enlarge all my screens to about a 14 - 16 point font size, and that may increase even more in the next few months.
I've already aged -- I'll be 54 in less than two weeks. I wear progressives or dedicated reading glasses (I've worn reading glasses for 32 years). I find smaller print easier to comprehend.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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'salem's Lot by Stephen King. Horror/paranormal. A writer returns to his tiny boyhood town to purge some old memories only to accumulate even more. This is my 2nd SK book, the first being Delores Claiborne. They were both okay. Good stories, but I don't enjoy his writing.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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'salem's Lot by Stephen King. Horror/paranormal. A writer returns to his tiny boyhood town to purge some old memories only to accumulate even more. This is my 2nd SK book, the first being Delores Claiborne. They were both okay. Good stories, but I don't enjoy his writing.
This is the first King novel I read, back around '74 or so-- I really enjoyed it, though I have to say my favorite is The Stand. I stopped reading him when he got too big to be edited. My husband still enjoys his books, except for the Dark Tower series --those never appealed to him.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A really good King book is "Rose Madder." It has a touch of fantasy in it but not much. The heroine is someone I think most of us can identify with.

I agree with your hubby. I don't care for the Dark Tower series, either.
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished "The Poisonwood Bible" a couple of weeks ago and the book is haunting me.

It takes a commitment of time to read it. The author is truly gifted. I laughed a lot while reading it but mostly I kept thinking: "I'm so glad I am not a character in this book."
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:46 PM
 
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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I'm reading "Person of Interest" by Theresa Schwegel. Page 129 and nop, it's not really going anywhere. I think I'll give it another try just because I enjoyed "Officer Down" so much.
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