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    Educated.

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    Now I read the works of Lovecraft. They're a little weird, but exciting. I can recommend reading Daniel Keyes. Flowers for Algernon and Fifth Sally so sure.

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    I just finished The Terror by Dan Simmons, all 853 pages and I don't think I've done anything near that since I read House of Leaves a few years back. Definitely worth it. I cheated a little bit with my earbuds at work. I can't hide them like I was (I'm not allowed to wear headbands to work because corporate fascism), but I got a rose gold sort of color so I don't think you see them very well and no one at my job has complained. It's really helped me with my anxiety listening to books at work. I get too zoned out and distracted by music. Anyway, I thought the whole thing was beautiful from start to finish and didn't care at all that it went on forever - it reminds me that no matter how bad my day is, it can't be as bad as being iced in on a ship in the Arctic Circle in the 1800s, getting scurvy, and being preyed upon by a "thing on the ice." When I had time at home, I finished it all up by reading it physically. I'm not sure what to read next because I got so lost in that world and I don't know if a non-fiction book on the subject would be too dry after reading that.

    I read/listened to Dracula (Bram Stoker) because I'm trying to be festive for Halloween and also because I'd never actually read it until now. My coworker is trying to get me to listen to The Shining by Campbell Scott and seemed disappointed that I hadn't downloaded it...I read it a couple of years ago but I might go ahead and read/listen to it again in January when I have mood weather for it. I also got halfway through The Castle of Otranto.
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    Obamaís new book, a promised land. Itís good but itís long, around 700 pages. And this is just the first volume of his presidential memoirs.
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    just finished Homegoing and enjoyed it.

    am midway through The Chaperone and am liking that as well.

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    The Cat of Amontillado, SM Reine. Love it, am planning to read all 5 novellas.
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    circe. love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    circe. love it.
    By Madeline Miller? I want to read that.
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    yes. i read the song of achilles and loved it.
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    Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, the first of the 3 part series Century Trilogy. WW1 was horrible, wish we had learned more about it in school, both my grandfathers served in it, one in the American Navy the other in the English Army.

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    Just started reading Shadow on the Crown, about Emma of Normandy. I love this kind of stuff, and so far it's pretty good. And apparently it's the first book in a trilogy, so there's my winter reading taken care of.

    I raced through a non-fiction biography of John of Gaunt called The Red Prince, which is full of fantastic detail but the author is a bit too JoG-fan girly in places. But it's well written and he was an interesting character in history, so for anyone who likes the medieval period it'll be hard to put down.
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