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spookytwigg

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I'm currently re reading the long earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter as I intend to get the third part after Christmas.
 

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The Phantom of the Opera - I've never seen the movie or the musical, but people always seemed to romanticize it. Jesus, it's creepy. Good mix of a character being both unsettling/threatening, yet pitiable at times.
Do you like it? I have a copy but haven't read it yet. I have seen the movie and saw the show on Broadway, which I highly recommend if you ever get the chance. It does get highly romanticized, probably partly because the signing is fantastic, but yes, Erik is terrifying and pitiable at the same time which is part of why I loved the show.
 

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Do you like it? I have a copy but haven't read it yet. I have seen the movie and saw the show on Broadway, which I highly recommend if you ever get the chance. It does get highly romanticized, probably partly because the signing is fantastic, but yes, Erik is terrifying and pitiable at the same time which is part of why I loved the show.
I'd like to see at least the movie. But your recommendation is definitely noted!

I thought it was a pretty quick read, but there's apparently different versions. The one that pops up on Google first is apparently 300 something pages; the one I read was around 190.

It went a little slow at times, especially the beginning. But I certainly liked it overall - I felt like I had to power through the last quarter, at least, to know how it all played out. But since you probably already know that: the writing is very gothic and it makes the setting seem very rich. The author does well to impart a very dark/romantic feeling to it. It could be worth reading for that alone.
 

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Recently finished The Satanic Bible. I knew the bare outline of La Vey's philosophy, but actually reading the book was quite enlightening, and kind of uplifting. I absolutely adore his writing too.

Almost done with an Afrikaans autobiography I started a few days ago. It makes me feel less and less motivated to read anything in Afrikaans. The tone is just always so nausiatingly stilted. I dunno....

Now I'm a few pages into Tears In Rain by Rosa Montero. All I know about this one is that it's sci-fi. Very pleasant writing though, and I'm starting to get drawn in quite nicely. Which doesn't happen very easily with me, unfortunately.
 

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Understories by Tim Horvath. It's an interesting collection of short stories. Some are your traditional short story, there's one about a old man living in NH who was a professor in Germany before WWII and had to flee during Hitler's rise to power. Others are more sci-fi, there's one with a post apocalypse feel that's set in a city that was made entirely of restaurants. There's a story where the main character is a professor of umbrology, the study of shadows. He's got an interesting writing style and uses an eclectic vocabulary. I'm enjoying it. As a side note, he's also a really cool guy, I chatted with him and Joe King (Stephen King's son who writes as Joe Hill) in a bookstore last weekend for about half an hour. He teaches at an art school and previously worked in a psychiatric hospital. Very cool guy and a really different book.
 

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I just finished Tom Clancy’s Patriot Games and loved it. So now I started Clear and Present Danger. Patriot Games was an instant page turner. Clear and Present Danger is starting off much slower.
 

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I'm reading AND LOVING the 'Oh She Glows' recipe book. Yes, I am a gal who can read about food! lol The best part is the pictures because everything looks simply amazing! Made healthy, 5 ingredient, Vegan Rolo's (yes, healthy and plant based) a week or so ago and oh boy, I'm in love!! Try and make them yourself! I swear, you will not be disappointed.

http://ohsheglows.com/2012/10/17/homemade-rolo-knock-offs-vegan-gluten-free-5-ingredients/

Recipe books are my porn! lol 10/10!! :bow:
 

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First of all, happy new year my fellow bookworms. :D I've recently started reading Frecce dal Passato, by Carlo Dalessi.
 

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I purchased some "Megapacks" for my new Nook - Time travel 1 and 2, Ghost Story, Horror, and Baseball. What can I say: I like short stories.
 

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I'm currently reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. It's half auto biography and half self help book, it's really good (but I may be biased because I'm a massive fan)
 

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Started the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft on Kindle. Read it all before but it feels like aeons since then.
 

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Started the complete works of H.P. Lovecraft on Kindle. Read it all before but it feels like aeons since then.
I love the Lovecraft stuff. I'm currently running a game of Call of Cthulhu (the pen and paper RPG) with some of my friends.
 

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I've just finished The Fiery Cross, the fifth book in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (again). Now I'm trying to decide whether to move onto the sixth book in the series, or onto Patrick Rothfuss's The Slow Regard of Silent Things. I haven't read that one before, so I should, but I want to complete the other series again.
 

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I was given All My Friends Are Dead today, and as the blurb says its "the saddest funny book and the funniest sad book you'll ever read." It's cute and had me chortling and feeling sad for these characters.
 
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