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#3361 squishface

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

What i'm currently reading while i'm not reading any of the gears of war books.
http://www.amazon.co...forrest griffin
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#3362 Maklershed

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

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


Indeed I have. It was great, I loved it and its why I got this :). Any more recommendations for books like that?

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#3363 Multibeaster79

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

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


If Fifty Shades tickled your fancy, then check out a much better (literary) S&M book: Pauline Réage's (Anne Desclos) "Story of O." She presents an interesting take on power roles ("topping from the bottom"). Anyway if you can stomach some pretty graphic eroticism its a good read especially if you're familiar with Hegelian dialectic.

#3364 Mandy I Am

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:22 PM

Currently reading on Kindle: First Contact (In Her Name: The Last War, book 1)- Michael R. Hicks.

On paperback: Acacia: The War With the Mein (book 1): David Anthony Durham.

#3365 krevee

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:43 PM

I just bought the Humble eBook Bundle and read Old Man's War. It was a really good interesting Sci-fi novel, and I got it plus some other books in the bundle for 10 dollars I think it was pretty much worth it on that book alone.
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#3366 SneakyPenguin

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:12 AM

Just finished Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist which means it's now time to move onto This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It by David Wong. It's the sequel to one of my favorite books so I'm looking forward to it.

By four o'clock I've discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.


#3367 eldergamer

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:40 PM

Reading this because. I don't know, it was available on the library's new release page. Didn't realize it was a Forgotten Realms book. Haven't read one of those in probably 15 years or so.
It's very simple and straightforward. Easy reading at work.

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#3368 madcyantist

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 11:31 PM

Finished The Dog Stars and about to start Ashfall.


Btw, have read a few books on my paperwhite now. I've owned the K3, K4 (non touch), and now the paperwhite. Have to say this thing is amazing. The light is impressive and a wonderful addition. It's worth the price tag if you love reading. I was one of those people who thought they really needed physical page turn buttons. The device is very responsive and it's so much better for definitions and notes than using the scroller.

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#3369 shadowkast

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:00 AM

Went down to Chicago to see Mark Z Danielewski read The 50 Year Sword accompanied by a famous pianist (something O'reily). It was amazing!!!!! Granted i imported and read the book 7 years ago for a good chunk of change; so this "new release" of good wasn't new to me. If the recording of the night ever gets posted I'll share it. He read the entire book, took about an hour.

#3370 SneakyPenguin

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

Oh fuck, did it finally get re-released? I've wanted to read it for years but no way was I dropping a few hundred on what amounted to a novella.

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#3371 shadowkast

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:27 AM

Oh fuck, did it finally get re-released? I've wanted to read it for years but no way was I dropping a few hundred on what amounted to a novella.


Today actually, $14.xx on Amazon. The ebook is really cool though too

#3372 2DMention

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

What Happy People Know

Book about happiness and positive psychology. Oddly enough, it talks a lot about fear too.
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#3373 Maklershed

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:34 PM

Finished The Blade Itself. Fantastic. Can't wait to continue with the series but I'm gonna take a real quick breather and blast through The Sisters Brothers first.

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#3374 GhostShark

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:59 PM

Finished up both Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Absolutely fantastic. Of any American author, I'd say she has the most beautiful style and ability to create brilliant characters.

Moving on to The Assistant by Bernard Malamud and Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee.
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#3375 madcyantist

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

Finished Ashfall yesterday and thought it was a great book. Full of action and adventure for the most part, from the viewpoint of a 16 year old boy in the aftermath of a super volcano explosion. I'm now reading the sequel Ashen Winter.

#3376 dmaul1114

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

Finished Gauntlgrym and on to the second book in the trilogy.


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Very good so far. Series is getting more interesting again since between book 1 here, and the last trilogy, Salvatore has
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#3377 iKilledChewbacca

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 05:38 AM

Tweak, Nic Sheff....FANTASTIC !

#3378 eldergamer

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

Just started this.
Lost. by Michael Robotham (Robot Ham! Ha!)
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#3379 crunchewy

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:44 PM

I'm reading The Princess Bride. After I finish I will definitely be watching the movie again. Good stuff.
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#3380 Maklershed

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

Finished The Sisters Brothers and on to book 2 of the fantastic First Law trilogy

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Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie

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#3381 eldergamer

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

I really liked the First Law trilogy too. Actually, I need to finish the thrid book.
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#3382 madcyantist

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Reading Pet Semetary by S. King.

#3383 dmaul1114

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Finished Neverwinter and on to book 3 in the trilogy.

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#3384 Maklershed

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Finished Before They Are Hanged and on to Last Argument of Kings

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Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie

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#3385 eldergamer

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

Prince of Thorns.

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Not bad, even if the main character is totally irredeemable, unlikable, and basically a complete monster. (Also a total Mary Sue. utterly flawless perfect character so far). Ultra-violent, if that's your thing. And all done with a calm indifference.

I also like the hints dropped that
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#3386 GhostShark

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

Starting Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Also starting Among Others by Jo Walton. She won the Nebula Award this year for the book. I'm really enjoying it so far.
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#3387 dothog

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

Finished Before They Are Hanged and on to Last Argument of Kings ...

What do you think so far? I enjoyed the books for the the inquisitor character (Glotka, I believe), who was an original. I'll save overall thoughts for when you're done, just to prevent my getting spoilery.

I've taken a recent interest in the Discworld books. I've read three general recommendations as to how to dig in: 1) start chronologically (at #1), 2) start with one called Guards Guards, 3) start with one called Pyramids. Anyone care to support those starting points or propose his/her own?
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#3388 eldergamer

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:40 PM

What do you think so far? I enjoyed the books for the the inquisitor character (Glotka, I believe), who was an original. I'll save overall thoughts for when you're done, just to prevent my getting spoilery.

I've taken a recent interest in the Discworld books. I've read three general recommendations as to how to dig in: 1) start chronologically (at #1), 2) start with one called Guards Guards, 3) start with one called Pyramids. Anyone care to support those starting points or propose his/her own?


Guards, Guards is a pretty good starting point. You could also start chronologically. The first few books focus mostly on Rincewind and the other wizards and witches. Some of the earlier books are pretty short (250 pages or so) but are still good.

Pyramids is a "solo" book but references some characters and locations from earlier books, not a bad book if I remeber correclty.

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#3389 dothog

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Thanks for the tips. I think I'll start in with Guards Guards (#8) and move forward, I figure it's the most common recommendation for a reason.
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#3390 Maklershed

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:55 PM

What do you think so far? I enjoyed the books for the the inquisitor character (Glotka, I believe), who was an original. I'll save overall thoughts for when you're done, just to prevent my getting spoilery.



Fantastic. I love it. I actually like it more than A Song of Ice and Fire. It seems to be more action based than filled with political intrigue. And the characters are great. And its paced really well. Whenever I get to the next chapter I'm thinking "Oh good I wonder what this person/people are up to". And yes, Glokta is awesome. I love the torture scenes (and for those of you reading this - no, its not graphic and I'm not a violence loving weirdo .. its great because
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