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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #255 on: May 09, 2008, 02:15:00 AM »
Just finished Insurrection by David Weber.  Very intense.  I'll have to get the others from the library, but not until I can stay up all night to read them.  There was no place to stop.  Since half my family (and me) had the stomach flu I was up anyway, but it was quite a ride.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #256 on: May 09, 2008, 02:09:34 PM »
Okay... I'll admit it. I'm reading 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer. So far it's a bit slow going, but that might just be because I'm not so into Sci-Fi. It's not bad though.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #257 on: May 18, 2008, 05:49:55 PM »
James Dashner's 13th Reality.  I'm rally enjoying it.  It's got some good characters and an interesting plot.  I'm fascinated by the science of kwoopy.  Recommended for those who enjoy YA/Children's stories.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #258 on: May 18, 2008, 08:32:43 PM »
The Knight by Gene Wolfe. Wolfe always makes me feel like I'm not understanding about half of the story. Sigh.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #259 on: May 19, 2008, 03:33:49 AM »
I gave up reading The Knight for that very reason.  I just couldn't follow the narrator.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #260 on: May 19, 2008, 06:13:48 PM »
Read Ignition (KJA/DougBeason) and Moonspeaker (KD Wentworth) and just started Gateway by Frederick Pohl.  Gateway is pretty good so far.  Especially in light of the fact that it was written before I was born.  Written in first person, which is a bit of a change-up for me, but I've settled into it pretty easily.  Happy to find another book that I can do that with.  Will probably read Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie next (Second book of The First Law).  Just bought that one last week and am really looking forward to it.  Loved the first one.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #261 on: May 20, 2008, 04:17:55 PM »
So, I gave up on The Knight. I guess Gene Wolfe just isn't for me. Now I'm reading Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara, and I really like it.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #262 on: May 22, 2008, 04:23:28 AM »
So, I gave up on The Knight. I guess Gene Wolfe just isn't for me.

Me either.  How far did you get? I got to chapter 3 before putting it down for something else.

Reading The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.  I like!!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #263 on: May 22, 2008, 05:50:03 AM »
Just finished listening to A Feast for Crows, after a Martin-fest broken up only by The Prestige. Those were some good months of commutes! With what I listen to books on tape for, the longer the better. (Queued up next is the Temeraire books.)

I hadn't read the Martin books at all before, and enjoy many aspects of them. Some of the people are incredibly crude though, and it's hard to completely like almost all of the characters (and there are plenty of characters to detest).
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #264 on: May 22, 2008, 04:03:00 PM »
I made it about 100 pages in.

Now I'm reading The Outback Stars which started out really good but is getting bogged down in stupid lust.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #265 on: May 22, 2008, 06:23:44 PM »
So, I'm into Martian Race by Gregory Benford now.  Just started it, so I don't have much of an opinion yet.  I've also been meaning to get back into the Martin books.  Stopped reading Clash of Kings about halfway through when I just felt bored with the storyline.  Want to give it another chance though.  And still need to get to Before They are Hanged.  Still plodding through the WotF judges books though.  Just finished Pohl's Gateway, which I really liked quite a bit.  I've probably liked that one the best out of the handful that I've gotten through so far.  On to more.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #266 on: May 24, 2008, 02:00:39 AM »
Any starwars fans on here? Currently I am into the Legacy of the force: Invincible. I've read just about every starwars book known to man, and would love to chat with anyone of like minded taste. I am not overly excited about this latest series, but then again I knew it would be hard to top the New Jedi Order series. Anyway, this book should be a page turner as the final battle between light and dark may be playing out....Drop me a line ;D
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #267 on: May 28, 2008, 10:30:10 PM »
Picked up a recent copy of "Analog" and "Fantasy & Science Fiction" magazines.  Finished Analog.  It had Eric James Stone's most recent publication in it, which was pretty much the best on in the bunch in my opinion.  F&SF is pretty good so far.  I need to finish my WotF XVIII.  Just read Patrick Rothfuss's winning short story, which I really enjoyed.  Close to being done with that one.  Wish I had more time to read...
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #268 on: May 29, 2008, 03:58:08 PM »
I'm reading Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold.  I like this series, but I wish she didn't put in so much sexual content.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #269 on: May 30, 2008, 06:24:54 AM »
I started A Great and Terrible Beauty, my Libba Bray. It's been sitting on my book shelve for months, so I figured it was finally time too read it. Seems good so far, but I'm worried it'll fall into the typical school social monarchy.

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Just read Patrick Rothfuss's winning short story, which I really enjoyed.


Isn't The Name of the Wind based off his short story? I just bought the book, so hopefully it's good, too.