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#3331 dmaul1114

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:26 PM

Ordered a new Kindle Paperwhite. It looks like a pretty sweet e-ink reader indeed. Too bad it won't ship until October 1st. :( Oh well.


Looking forward to getting mine as well. Lit screen will be great for me as I read in dim lighting a lot, same with the whiter background. Always found the Kindles a tad grey for my liking.

#3332 Nifty_Shark

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

1Q84. I read the first 3 chapters. Apparently this is not Murakami's best work but I have never read anything by him so I can't compare.

#3333 eldergamer

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

Gave up on that Poul Anderson book. Started another Rex Stout/Nero Wolfe book.

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Only about 200 pages so I should be done with it in a few days.

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#3334 dmaul1114

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

Finished The Sirens of Titan.

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#3335 Feeding the Abscess

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

Just finished re-reading:

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Currently re-reading:

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Will be re-reading this after:

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#3336 madcyantist

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:07 PM

Reading The Age of Miracles

#3337 kill3r7

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

Currently reading: Ready Player One and Cloud Atlas. Both are quite good so far. Especially, Cloud Atlas.

#3338 GhostShark

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:04 PM

Finishing up both Dracula and Midnight's Children. Started China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston.

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#3339 Maklershed

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:11 PM

Finished Leviathan Wakes and started The Dragon's Path

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The Dragon's Path by Daniel Abraham

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#3340 chimpian

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:35 AM

xenocide by orson scott card
metatroplis
both good, xenocide is part of the ender's game series and metatropolis is a series of stories where the authors came together and made up a sci-fi setting then broke back up into individuals and wrote their stories, its neat.
Readn Wool very recently, vey good book. Highly suggest it.
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#3341 eldergamer

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

Finishing off the Night Angel Trilogy.

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#3342 madcyantist

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

Readong Rebel Heart, second book in the Dust Lands Trilogy by Moira Young

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#3343 GhostShark

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Finishing off the Night Angel Trilogy.

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While I enjoyed the Trilogy as a whole, the first book, from a narrative and cohesiveness standpoint (unity, tension, ambiquity and irony), the first book is the better of the three. Towards the end of the second book, it began to drag on and on and did so into the third book. Still, I like Weeks' writing style . I'd like to jump into his Lightbringer series at some point.
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#3344 Cantatus

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:57 PM

Currently reading Pump Six and Other Stories. It's a series of short stories written by Paola Bacigalupi, who won the 2009 Hugo and Nebula for The Windup Girl. For a relatively new author, I really enjoy his writing style. He has a nice way of putting you into a setting without feeling like he needs to explain everything as he goes along.

xenocide by orson scott card
metatroplis
both good, xenocide is part of the ender's game series and metatropolis is a series of stories where the authors came together and made up a sci-fi setting then broke back up into individuals and wrote their stories, its neat.
Readn Wool very recently, vey good book. Highly suggest it.


Metatropolis sounds interesting. I'm definitely adding it to my wishlist.

#3345 Maklershed

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

Finished The Dragon's Path and started The King's Blood

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The King's Blood by Daniel Abraham

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#3346 Javery

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:13 PM

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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#3347 dothog

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

That's the one where they get wasted on pumpkinbeer and Wesley gets his dick stuck in a fence hole.
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#3348 madcyantist

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

That's the one where they get wasted on pumpkinbeer and Wesley gets his dick stuck in a fence hole.


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#3349 eldergamer

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

The last 200 pages of Beyond The Shadows were pretty bad. Way, way too rushed and far too many "amazing" things happening in the background or just hand waved away. And then,
Spoiler


About to start this tonight at work. Then again, after looking at the reviews from Amazon, maybe not.
I didnt like the last Jack McDevitt book either. But I liked his earlier ones just fine.

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#3350 Maklershed

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:13 PM

On the hard copy side of things, I finally finished The Killer Angels and tonight will be starting The Innocent Man

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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town by John Grisham

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#3351 GhostShark

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:30 PM

Finished up Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. One of the best, if not the best, Postcolonial books I've ever read.

Also Finished up China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston. There is some good, beautiful writing here, but it's quite disjointed with no real direction.

Starting Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.
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#3352 Maklershed

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:16 AM

Finished The King's Blood. The Dagger and Coin series is really shaping up. Can't wait for book 3. Started Eternity Road

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#3353 eldergamer

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

Just started this last night.

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I usually like anything published by Vintage Crime/Black Lizard.

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#3354 dmaul1114

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:02 AM

Finally finished Food Inc. Had been busy and the book was pretty crappy--just a collection of interviews and essays, so took a while to slog through.

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#3355 Maklershed

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

On the hard copy side, I Finished The Innocent Man and started Thunderstruck

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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

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#3356 Maklershed

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:14 PM

On the kindle side I just finished Eternity Road (great PA novel, I definitely recommend it). Now on to The Blade Itself ...

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The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie

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#3357 Multibeaster79

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

Just finished the first two sections of "Wool" and while he'd definitely benefit from an editor it's a decent read. So far I'd definitely recommend it, plus it's only $.99 and you'd be supporting a self-published author.

Last really good fiction I read was "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson. First Stephenson I've read (left the scifi genre for a graduate degree in Postmodern American lit). Now I've got most of his bibliography on my iPad.

#3358 madcyantist

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

Reading The Dog Stars atm

#3359 Kerouac

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:20 PM

I just finished Fifty Shades of Grey. It is different. I'm starting Herzog tonight.

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#3360 ShockandAww

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:27 PM

On the hard copy side, I Finished The Innocent Man and started Thunderstruck

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Thunderstruck is pretty good. Have you read Devil In The White City? If not definitely check that one out. I liked it a lot.