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#3271 deadlyclawz   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   85 Posts   Joined 4.4 Years Ago  

deadlyclawz

Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:24 PM

currently addicted to Oh, the Places You'll Go! :D

#3272 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:02 PM

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Haven't found anything by Alistair Reynolds yet that I didn't like.
Chasm City was possibly my favorite so far. This is pretty good too....



Pushing Ice was great. I loved it.

 


#3273 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

On the Kindle side of things, I've finished up Containment and started A Tale of Two Cities

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

 


#3274 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:41 PM

On the hard copy side of things I've finished Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman and started Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse

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Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse by John Joseph Adams

 


#3275 keyz0666   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   44 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

The Neighbor-Slavoj zizek
After finitud - Quentin Meillasoux

#3276 Dapper Bulldawg   go dawgs CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Dapper Bulldawg

Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:43 AM

Im still trying to get through dance with dragons...
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#3277 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:01 PM

On the hard copy side of things I finished Wastelands and started I Am America

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I Am America by Stephen Colbert

 


#3278 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

Pushing Ice was really good. A little rushed at the end. But I'm also glad it wasn't stretched out and padded just to make a trilology out of it.

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Pretty generic fantasy so far. Picked it up at the used bookstore because
1. I had never heard of it before. 2. It was the first book in the series.

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#3279 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

Finished I Am America and started The Forever Hero

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The Forever Hero by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

 


#3280 RockinTheRedDog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   661 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

RockinTheRedDog

Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:23 AM

I'm trying to get through Dance of Dragons on my Kindle...there's SO MUCH of it!

On the hard copy side of things, I'm reading Paul Auster's I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Stories. It's a collection of short stories from people across america (stories no more than 4 pages at MOST) that are about anything from love to in animate objects to where they live. If you like This American Life and The Moth podcasts, you'll like this book.

#3281 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36910 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:49 AM

Im still trying to get through dance with dragons...


yeah, i'm really struggling with that one. 4 was just so bland that perhaps i stopped caring.
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#3282 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

Finished A Tale of Two Cities and started The Angel's Game

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The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

 


#3283 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

GhostShark

Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

I couldn't finish Mists of Avalon. It became far too predictable and cliche, and I really don't have the patience to bog through that much bullshit.

So, I am moving onto A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin. And so far, it is enjoyable. The style is a little odd, but it works for the most part.
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Stinging Death To All Enemies

#3284 Cantatus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

Just started The Truth by Terry Pratchett. I tend to really like the standalone Discworld books, so I've been really looking forward to this.

I'm also almost finished with The Dark Knight Returns.

#3285 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:40 PM

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Been maybe 9 months to a year since I read the previous book in this series so it took a little while for my mind to refresh onto who all the characters were. It's pretty much the same book as the other three. though.

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#3286 panzerfaust  

panzerfaust

Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:52 PM

Was 75% through Ender's Game, but put it down. Skimmed through the ending and everything. I just really disliked this book the more it went along. I know the author was young when we wrote the book, and to me it just really showed and in a very boring way. Corny, ridiculous, predictable -- I enjoyed the parts about Peter, but boy was I getting tired of reading about Ender's brilliant mind and his cookie cutter battle strategies.

#3287 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

Started up two new books ...

Kindle
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Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Hard copy
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Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival by Dean King

 


#3288 Dapper Bulldawg   go dawgs CAGiversary!   460 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Dapper Bulldawg

Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:36 PM

Ready Player One.
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#3289 sublime90   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1163 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

sublime90

Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:11 AM

Ready Player One.


ive been really tempted to pick that up. let us know what you think of it. ive been jumping from a few books lately.

Boys will Be Boys (about the dallas cowboys dynasty in the 90's)

Adam Carolla in 50 years we'll all be chicks (very funny i have like 30 pages left)
and i read a kindle single on

Macho Man randy savage called the life and death of randy savage (basically told through a life long fans eyes, very good read)
and

im stilllll working on Bret Hitman Harts book "My real life in the cartoon world of wrestling" its basically a must have if your a bret hart fan or even a wrestling fan. some crazy ass stories in this book and its like 600 pages im like 25% through
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I was half cut, im not slippin man i slipped! - Max Payne

#3290 Gden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2791 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 July 2012 - 07:05 AM

I'm about to start reading the first kane chronicles book from Rick Riordan
I'm not changing my signature until Busou Renkin, and Trizenon get licensed.
FC: Pokemon Pearl - 1160-6253-4611
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#3291 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:28 PM

Finished A Prayer for Owen Meany a couple weeks back. It was good, but I didn't like it as much as the other John Irving books I've read.

Finished this while on vacation last week:

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Good read if your into running at all.

Now on to:

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#3292 Mr Unoriginal   Cheap Amish Gamer CAGiversary!   7456 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Mr Unoriginal

Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:02 AM

I'm finishing up "The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test." Pretty interesting and a fun read, but it is feeling like it is really dragging on. I keep thinking there is nothing more that the Pranksters can do and then they go ahead and have another acid test. Those crazy kids.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#3293 Cantatus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:58 AM

Just started A Canticle for Leibowitz.

#3294 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

^Nice!

 


#3295 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

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Pretty generic. Mysterious alien object tries to communicate with earth sci-fi. (Whcih after reading amazon reviews is basically a homage to an earlier 50's book).
Very generic characters and plot so far.
I'm about halfway done and might just skip ahead to the ending.

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#3296 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:46 PM

Finished Skeletons on the Zahara. Very enjoyable book. I had no knowledge of it beforehand - as a matter of fact my sister in law just dumped it off at my house thinking it belonged to me but not knowing where it came from. So I just started reading it on a lark and was completely hooked. It's the true story of Captain Riley and his merchant vessel Commerce crashing off the coast of the Sahara and subsequently being captured by nomadic Arabs and being brutalized and passed off throughout the country. I highly recommend it. Entertaining and fascinating. Also, according to the author, Riley's narrative that the book is based on was read by Lincoln as a boy and is credited with instilling his belief that slavery is a horribly institution and should be abolished.

Now in honor of football season starting up in a few days I'm reading The Glory Game:

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The Glory Game by Hunter Davies

 


#3297 GhostShark   The Drunken Whaler CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

GhostShark

Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

Finished A Wizard of Earthsea. Short, but so very good. Looking forward to starting the second book in the stories when I don't have to read for class. Oh the joys of being an English major.

Starting Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
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#3298 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6565 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

I should read more non-fiction. But....

House of Chains by Steven Erikson. (why can't I paste the image in Chrome? Grrr..)

1000+ pages. Big narrative shift from the previous books. Still over populated, detailed, and violent.

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#3299 panzerfaust  

panzerfaust

Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:20 AM

Looking forward to starting this:
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#3300 Maklershed   Feed me a stray cat CAGiversary!   34088 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

Finished The Glory Game and on to Blindness

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Blindness by José Saramago