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#3721 Majin Stan   You have a little CAG left on your face CAGiversary!   373 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Majin Stan

Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:55 PM

I got a kindle fire hdx during Christmas, in plans of watching prime instant, but have since overwhelmed my self with reading and listenimg to audible on my hour drive to work.

I've been reading "The Bone Season" by Samantha Shannon. Its very good.

And listening to "Ready Player One" by Earnest Cline. And read by Will Weaton. Now this book is beyond awesome! Set 40yrs in the future. Online vr gaming, school, and life are the norm, when the creator of the console dies and leaves behind his fortune hidden online in an "Easter egg" for one to unlock by solving riddles and completing challenges. This book is jam packed with '80s nostalgia. Games, places, shows, all referenced and intrigal parts of the quest to find "the egg"! Once again I highly recommend this book!

#3722 macsmith230   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

macsmith230

Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:21 AM

Just finished The Republic of Thieves...it was pretty good, in my opinion, though not as good as the Lies of Locke Lamora.

 

Now I'm just starting a biography of Pauline Kael, a noted film critic for the New Yorker. Whether you like film or not, her pieces were always amazing to read.



#3723 shrike4242   Not My Job Anymore, Go Bother Someone Else. CAGiversary!   49874 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

Working my way through Neil Gaiman's American Gods.  Very very surreal book.    I think I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and it's been interesting from the beginning.



#3724 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

Starting this tonight at work hopefully:

 

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#3725 lovepig78   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   796 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

Neat thread

#3726 thenexus6   more human than human CAGiversary!   2223 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

thenexus6

Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

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Really enjoying it - only about 9% through according to kindle 



#3727 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 29 January 2014 - 05:45 PM

Finished, and enjoyed, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

Now reading:

 

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#3728 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 29 January 2014 - 05:59 PM

Finished Cosmonaut Keep. Didn't care for it that much. was an okay book but nothing happened. 

 

Will start Dragon Weather tonight. Seems pretty generic but I've enjoyed other Lawrence Watt-Evans books.

 

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#3729 ViolentLee   Still Man Fights CAGiversary!   3655 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:19 PM

Finishing up Brian Ashcraft's Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential. As I'm learning Japanese and becoming a big fan of idol group morning musume, it's pretty enlightening.

 

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#3730 Emiroo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   246 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:17 AM

Recently finished The Final Day at Westfield Arcade by Andy Hunt

http://www.amazon.co...estfield arcade


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This book is absolutely spectacular. If you ever spent any time at an arcade in the 80s or 90s you will truly appreciate this book. This intricate novel not only deals with the rise, fall, rebirth and ultimate demise of arcades but also love, loss of loved ones and how our decisions can affect others. There are tons of pop culture references from the 80s and 90s and all of the arcade gaming descriptions and timeline are spot on. Much of the story is told in flashbacks and the author's outstanding writing will keep you enthralled until the end. I truly felt like a part of the Westfield Arcade by the end and it made me misty for my own Halcyon days at the arcade which were remarkably similar to those described in the story.

If you aren't convinced read the first 10 pages on Amazon's preview. That should be enough to hook you in. I know it did me.

#3731 sublime90   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1179 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

sublime90

Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:54 AM

Ive been really interested in tim ferriss lately so i bought his 3 books. right now im currently reading the "4 hour body" pretty interesting stuff. the other 2 will follow shortly after 4hour body.jpg

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#3732 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:33 PM

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King Suckerman by George Pelecanos. It's a great noir-style tribute to the 70s and blaxplotation flicks.



#3733 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

Finished the Aisha Tyler book a few days back.

Now reading:

 

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#3734 SweetP1983   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   411 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 February 2014 - 04:28 AM

Currently reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Great alternate history read so far. y7uze8a5.jpg

#3735 Sky Ray   CAG Newbie CAGiversary!   645 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:23 AM

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Reading Nineteen Eighty-Four (Centennial Edition) for my English class. Almost done.



#3736 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

It's only 300 pages so I nearly finished this during a slightly slow weekend at work.

 

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Military Sci-Fi. Actually much better than I expected.



#3737 Leshok   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   36 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:21 PM

Right now I'm reading "The 120 Days Of Sodom And Other Writings" by Marquis De Sade

 

 

and also 

 

 

"Dr. Sleep" by Stephen King which is a really great book.



#3738 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:57 PM

Midnight Tides. Book 5 in a series. Book is 900 pages should take a month to finish. (That,and I have to keep looking things up online to figure out who all these characters are)

 

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#3739 samaside  

samaside

Posted 04 March 2014 - 08:54 AM

Splitting my time between an ARC of William Shakespeare's Star Wars: The Empire Striketh Back and Red Rising.

 

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#3740 J7.   $$$$ It CAGiversary!   7704 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 10 March 2014 - 03:54 AM

This book predicted how things would be in 2010, back in 1969! Even predicted Obama being president!

 

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#3741 Enectic   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   6 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:30 AM

Various programming books. Currently in an O-O workshop for the company I'm working for.



#3742 CAGDallas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:34 PM

Makeup To Breakup My Life In And Out Of KISS by Peter Criss. Not a bad read so far. Kinda like an X-Rated version of VH1 Behind The Music.

#3743 Bug42   Do You Have a Towel? CAGiversary!   191 Posts   Joined 9.9 Years Ago  

Posted 14 March 2014 - 05:36 PM

The Accidental Time Machine



#3744 Crimson King  

Crimson King

Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:33 AM

Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake



#3745 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 21 March 2014 - 04:44 PM

Finished The Last Threshold the other day and moved on to the newest book in the series since that one ended with a bit of a cliff hanger.

 

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#3746 dmaul1114   Banned Banned   24688 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

dmaul1114

Posted 09 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

I finished up The Companions last week.  It was very good, but I'm not sure how I feel about him

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Now reading:

 

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (I'm for some reason getting a "you are not allowed to use that image extension on this community error) when trying to show the cover on Amazon.  Weird.).



#3747 eldergamer   Gold Star For Robot Boy CAGiversary!   6635 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

eldergamer

Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:21 PM

Took me about a month to finish Midnight Tides. But it was really damn good, best of those Malazan books so far.

 

Back to sci-fi now.

 

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#3748 Ironman8   King CAGiversary!   1208 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:00 AM

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Had a good time with this book. 



#3749 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15314 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

WhipSmartBanky

Posted 09 February 2015 - 04:47 PM

Just finished Christa Faust's FRINGE: Zodiac Paradox, James Sheehan's Alligator Man, about to start Daniel Suarez' Daemon and Freedom™.



#3750 samaside  

samaside

Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:26 PM

Just finished Shutter Vol. 1 and I'm about halfway through Southern Bastards Vol. 1 now. I'm thinking I might move on to Chew Vol. 1 next.