Getting to Know Your Fellow Cachers: What are you reading? Fiction

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I downloaded the Kindle app to my iphone and then downloaded and read Paranoia by Joseph Finder.  I chose that book because it was near the top of the recommended list... oh, and it was free.  It was a good read -- a gripping tale of corporate espionage in the high tech industry -- though I was kind of confused on how it ended.

I like the Kindle app.  You can chose between 5 different text sizes and three text color combinations.  And you don't need a book light to read in the dark!  

I see they have the Kindle version of Pillars of the Earth for $6.39 on Amazon -- delivered wirelessly to my iphone.  Based on recommendations here, I think I'll try that one next.  O0

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I downloaded the Kindle app to my iphone and then downloaded and read Paranoia by Joseph Finder.  I chose that book because it was near the top of the recommended list... oh, and it was free.  It was a good read -- a gripping tale of corporate espionage in the high tech industry -- though I was kind of confused on how it ended.

I like the Kindle app.  You can chose between 5 different text sizes and three text color combinations.  And you don't need a book light to read in the dark!  

I see they have the Kindle version of Pillars of the Earth for $6.39 on Amazon -- delivered wirelessly to my iphone.  Based on recommendations here, I think I'll try that one next.  O0

Do the books take up alot of space on the iphone?

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Do the books take up alot of space on the iphone?

They don't seem to.  It's just text, after all.  I guess I need to connect the phone to the computer and look at it through itunes to get the breakdown on space used.

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I'm currently reading "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. I find that the first chapter was a bit hard to get into, but after that it's pretty good. I like the style of writing in it because it gives information and changes the subject without giving the full story. It makes it easy to continue reading so you can find out more, and it doesn't give all of the information and then start on a new topic. I have to say I was slightly surprised to find It is fairly enjoyable, but it's always nice to read a good book.

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I'm currently reading "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. I find that the first chapter was a bit hard to get into, but after that it's pretty good. I like the style of writing in it because it gives information and changes the subject without giving the full story. It makes it easy to continue reading so you can find out more, and it doesn't give all of the information and then start on a new topic. I have to say I was slightly surprised to find It is fairly enjoyable, but it's always nice to read a good book.

I agree, this was a hard one for me to get into as well but did later find it enjoyable.

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Finished "Pillars of the Earth" -- good read.

The wife borrowed some books on CD from the library for our vacation -- John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Dave Barry...

Dave Barry??  :o

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I read Pillars while recuperating from a back injury last year.  Great book; I really enjoyed the read.

No need to go into the details, but i was taking a number of prescription drugs and using lots of hydro-therapy sessions (baths) due to the nature of the injury.

One thing lead to another and I dumped the book in the drink.

You can't see the two high speed fans that are off camera to the right on the below photo but i think you can get the picture.

By the way, I would be happy to lend out this rig to any CO who needs to dry a log.

Cheers,

-TG

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Everyone should read Final Approach. It is by a local author (a friend of mine) Rachel Brady. It is a fun quick read.

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My "version" of The Pillars of the Earth.  Probably wouldn't like being dumped in the drink either...  :o

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I've been reading this series by Dana Fuller Ross, Wagons West!, about the early days of the American West.  Not terribly poignant writing or anything, but quick reads and interesting characters and situations.  I read a bunch last summer and got some more, but I am missing some of the books in the series and therefore some of the details about what happens.  Anyone else read this series, and if so, do you have Book 14, Missouri I think?

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I've been reading this series by Dana Fuller Ross, Wagons West!, about the early days of the American West.  Not terribly poignant writing or anything, but quick reads and interesting characters and situations.  I read a bunch last summer and got some more, but I am missing some of the books in the series and therefore some of the details about what happens.  Anyone else read this series, and if so, do you have Book 14, Missouri I think?

I've read them all and enjoyed the series. Another good series is the "White Indian Series" I'll check on the "Missouri" book

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I have been reading some geocaching logs for fiction.

From my recollection, you are pretty good at writing that fiction too.  :D

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I've just read a few Lee Child novels, and want to read the rest of his Jack Reacher character novels.

Right now, I'm re-reading a funny and irreverant novel, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.

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Does Biff mention any water to wine action?

Would have come in handy when I was a teenager.  ::)

Whoa, that was a close lightning strike!  :orelse:

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I'm re-reading, but if I remember correctly, it does come up...

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I like Lamb A LOT. It echos the John Prine song "Jesus: The Missing Years". Good stuff.

    Moore's Practical Demonkeeping, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, and The Stupidest Christmas Angel are all good ones as well.

Just finished rereading Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse by John Westley Rawles, and am about to re-read House of Leaves. If you like weird, check out Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor -or- Rant.

Then, for espionage/spy/action stuff, I do some Dean Ing (Soft Targets, Systemic Shock) here and there-- Small paperbacks that I can blow through in a day between heavier reads.

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Okay now, bografan is starting to scare me.  :D

For any Conroy fans, I just finished South of Broad and it is vintage. Love him or hate him, the man can turn a phrase. And while I knew how the book would end less than 100 pages in, took nearly a month to read, just to savor the thick as molassas rhythm and his 1/2 decade interval between books.

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I've been mostly reading short stories lately. Some were good, some not so much........ The Lottery is a creepy story.  :o

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I've been mostly reading short stories lately. Some were good, some not so much........ The Lottery is a creepy story.  :o

My favorite short stories are:

"Orange is for Anguish, Blue for Insanity," by David Morrell. (BTW - I've been planning a cache with the same name for about 6 years now. It's gonna be a maintenance nightmare and might not last long.)

and

"I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream," by Harlan Ellison. (That one would make a great movie but it would have to be NC-17 rated.)

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Right now I'm reading Hypersonic Thunder, which is 3rd in a series by Walter Boyne.

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Dusting off another old and dear thread: I've been reading and enjoying Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels and his Archer series. Thoroughly well-written. He has a pretty set recipe that he follows, but the history you learn is worth it. If you like English -killing-French books, these are great. And now I'm primed for the Follett books.

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Reviving a dormant thread...

A couple that were traveling with us on our tour of Spain last fall gave me a paperback to read called Thunder in the Capital, by Rob Shumaker.  The author just happens to be their son.  It was a pretty good political thriller/page-turner -- if you're a conservative that is.  The hero is a Repubilcan and the villians are all, well... you get the picture. 

The couple that gave it to me are from Danville, Ill.  It was a few weeks after we got back that I began reading the book.  Somewhere in the book the author mentions Danville, Ill. and my first thought was, "What a coincidence!  The Shumakers from our trip were from Danville and ......  oh, yeah".

They sent me the sequel in the mail, and then the third installment.  They mentioned that he included Tangier, Morocco as a location in the third book because of our stop there on the Spain tour.  Sure enough, weeks go by and I'm reading the book and the scene moves to Tangier and my first thought was, "What a coincidence!  We visited Tangier....."  :D :D

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