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I enjoy other people's Reading Wednesday posts, but I never seem to see them or think of making one myself until it's no longer Wednesday. But finally, I'm in the right place at the right time! The world is mine! Bwahahaha...

Finished reading:

The Bronte Project by Jennifer Vandever. (One day I will learn the Mac shortcuts for accents and actually use them...) It was very witty, though as it progressed it became less fun. I did pick up a lot of incidental knowledge about Charlotte's doomed correspondence with the man who would become the basis for The Professor, though.

Currently reading:

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. It's about a serial killer who uses a time portal to commit crimes and escape detection in a Chicago of different decades, and a girl he failed to kill who's determined to track him down with the help of a jaded journalist. The whole alternative girl plus middle-aged journo thing reminded me of the Millennium Trilogy movies I saw recently, but that's not a bad thing, and so far it's well written, though it's reminded me just how little stomach I have for reading about graphic murder scenes, particularly of women. (How does this reconcile with Hannibal fandom?! Maybe it's the fact that my mind lingers on written descriptions in a way that it doesn't over televised ones.) It reminds me a little of John Connolly's supernatural/crime blend in the Charlie Parker series.

Planning to read:

Tentatively, I would say "a few quick reads I can shove off to the charity shop soon, in order to clear the shelves a bit". Maybe also The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, just for genre contrast. Or I might pick up The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell again, because that's where I ran out of steam when I was chugging through the Saxon series last month. They're nice books, by the way - very good for scratching any medieval politics/grisly sword-fighting itch you might have while waiting for The Winds of Winter...

Date: 2014-05-28 11:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laviniaspeaks
What are you thoughts with The Shining Girls? I tried listening to it via my Audible account and really didn't find it terribly gripping. I'm wondering if I need to get it in a hard copy in order to read it properly.

Date: 2014-05-29 12:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pointedulac
This is such a great weekly meme idea!

I don't know the Mac short cuts either. I also need to learn.

I've heard of The Shining Girls but haven't read it. It definitely sounds intriguing, although I'm not sure I have the brain for too much graphic violence either (it's easier to see than read, perhaps?)

I'm so curious to read The Casual Vacancy but not enough to move it to the top of my To Read pile, which is a small leaning tower at the moment, and may never be anything but.

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