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What books are you reading right now that don't have a narrative driven by images as well as words?

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Ana Canino-Fluit (Anacoqui) said:
In the past week I have read Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief (Book 1 of the Percy Jackson series). Great book, just the thing for Potter and Greek Myth fans.

That's coming out as a movie soon, isn't it?
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The Baron said:
Finally finished the Heimskringla. And now, for something completely different...The Stranger, by Albert Camus. This choice was also inspired by Masterpiece Comics.

Well, that was a quick read.

It's much harder in the original Klingon.

Next up is American on Purpose, by Craig Ferguson, in the original Scots/American gibberish.
I didn't remember,so I just looked it up and you are right. Looks to come out next year. I am just reading them as part of my YA reading project.

here is a link to the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3202220569/" target="_blank">http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3202220569/


Looks like they made Percy a bit older than 12.

Alan M. said:
Ana Canino-Fluit (Anacoqui) said:
In the past week I have read Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief (Book 1 of the Percy Jackson series). Great book, just the thing for Potter and Greek Myth fans.

That's coming out as a movie soon, isn't it?
ooh, that looks like a good book. All the interviews he has been giving about it has been great.

The Baron said:
Doctor Hmmm? said:
The Baron said:
The Baron said:
Finally finished the Heimskringla. And now, for something completely different...The Stranger, by Albert Camus. This choice was also inspired by Masterpiece Comics.

Well, that was a quick read.

It's much harder in the original Klingon.

Next up is American on Purpose, by Craig Ferguson, in the original Scots/American gibberish.
Ana Canino-Fluit (Anacoqui) said:
ooh, that looks like a good book. All the interviews he has been giving about it has been great.

The Baron said:
Doctor Hmmm? said:
The Baron said:
The Baron said:
Finally finished the Heimskringla. And now, for something completely different...The Stranger, by Albert Camus. This choice was also inspired by Masterpiece Comics.

Well, that was a quick read.

It's much harder in the original Klingon.

Next up is American on Purpose, by Craig Ferguson, in the original Scots/American gibberish.

So far, I'm finding it quite enjoyable.
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over, edited by Steve Goldman. The book covers an assortment of baseball's pennant races. The years covered are:
1967 American League
1959 National League
1948 and 1949 American League
1908 National League
1964 National League
2003 National League Central
1972 American League East
1973 National League East
1974 American League East
1951 National League
1984 American League West
1934 National League
1944 American League
I just finished Bill Willingham's Fables novel Peter & Max. Which counts, although it has some illustrations and a short bonus comic story at the end (sort of an epilogue to the formal Epilogue). And I started Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, which has been on my "To Read" list forever. I knew something of what it's about, but it's really creepy.
Mark Sullivan said:
I just finished Bill Willingham's Fables novel Peter & Max. Which counts, although it has some illustrations and a short bonus comic story at the end (sort of an epilogue to the formal Epilogue). And I started Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, which has been on my "To Read" list forever. I knew something of what it's about, but it's really creepy.

I've seen the film, if that counts. It's really good. With Robert Duvall.

Its a thought-provoking premise.
Just finished reading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart

A great book. Loved it. Read it in one afternoon. Secret societies...awakening ambition and one sophmore fifteen year old girl.

If it does or hasn't won award it is a injustice.
I've just finished 4.50 From Paddington, Agatha Christie. When I was in high school another of the kids was reading this one and the blurb made me want to know what happened. So I recently took the opportunity to finally find out. It's one of Christie's Miss Marple books.

Doctor Hmmm? said:
"A Princess of Mars." Every once in awhile, I feel like going on a Burroughs binge.

I'm fond of Burroughs too, although it's a while since I read him.
I'm actually only reading one book at the moment and am between audio books. That one book is Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka, an adaption by Paul Cornell of the out-of-continuity animated story. And while it is not a book, I am working my way through the magazine-format Oregon 150, celebrating Oregon's 150th anniversary as a state. (I'd write Oregon's sequecentenial but I can't spell sequecentenial correctly. See what I mean?)
I've just started reading R.E. Howard's Conan series for the third time in my life. (I can't really call it "re-reading" because I've never made it all the way through, and I've started at a different point, reading stories I've never before read.) Rather than starting at the beginning of Conan's career chronologically (as I've done twice before), I've decided to start with the first two stories Howard wrote, which take place after Conan became King of Aquilonia. The third story written is the earliest (written by Howard) in Conan's career, but I've decided to move on to the novel The Hour of the Dragon, sixteenth of Howard's twenty Conan "yarns" and the last story (written by Howard) chronologically in Conan's career.

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