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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #750 on: June 11, 2009, 03:33:23 PM »
Just started reading Desperation by Stephen King. I'm a huge fan of King. IMO you would have to dig really deep to find an author that actually makes you feel as though you are actually in the story as well as King does.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #751 on: June 11, 2009, 10:13:58 PM »
Desperation was good.  I enjoyed it.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #752 on: June 12, 2009, 06:05:41 PM »
I just finished This Is Not a Game by Walter Jon Williams. He is an amazing writer. If you aren't reading his stuff, you should be.

So, I found it at the library today. Up next. Pretty excited. Thanks for the suggestion.

Also finished The Orphan's Tales:  In the Night Garden.  All in all, not my kind of book.  I forced myself to read the whole thing though because I had bought it for my Kindle and didn't want to bail on something I had bought.  If I had picked up the actual book, I would have definitely put it down for good and not made it all the way through.  It was a book of fairy tales, and for people that like those kinds of books, I think I can definitely say that they would love this one.  Great writing, interesting ideas, fleshed out mythology, the works.  But it just didn't hit me.  There's a sequel to it.  The series is only two books.  But I doubt I'll be reading that one.   I'd suggest that lovers of fairy tales read these though.  It'd be right up their alley.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #753 on: June 13, 2009, 06:22:54 PM »
Just finished House of Chains and started Midnight Tides DHG and MoI are better... still a great read


Memories of Ice is as good as EoTW and Dragon Reborn (my favorite WoT books)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #754 on: June 15, 2009, 10:54:41 PM »
I just finished This Is Not a Game by Walter Jon Williams. He is an amazing writer. If you aren't reading his stuff, you should be.

So, I found it at the library today. Up next. Pretty excited. Thanks for the suggestion.

So, I got sick this weekend and finished it. The book was really good. Right up until the end. And then the author pulled an unforgiveable, in my book, and I was completely frustrated that I had spent my time on it. It was like, complete manipulation of the reader. And I HATE being used. Sorry, this was just not the right book for me. In fact, it'll probably take me a long time to get over it all and allow me to pick up another book of his. Now, that's probably just a shame, but at this point I can't say that I much care. Ugh.

In other recent news, I'm taking the advice of Scott Card and reading outside of my genre. :D Picked up Every Dead Thing by John Connolly, and will probably also be reading My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. I read sample sections of these two books on my Kindle and loved the way that they started. Here's to broadening my horizons.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #755 on: June 15, 2009, 11:18:04 PM »
Which unforgiveable did the author pull?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #756 on: June 16, 2009, 02:19:22 PM »
Did he pull the Stephen King Dark Tower style ending? Because I love that series but the ending was just unsatisfactory.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #757 on: June 16, 2009, 06:54:40 PM »
So, I got sick this weekend and finished it. The book was really good. Right up until the end. And then the author pulled an unforgiveable, in my book, and I was completely frustrated that I had spent my time on it. It was like, complete manipulation of the reader. And I HATE being used. Sorry, this was just not the right book for me. In fact, it'll probably take me a long time to get over it all and allow me to pick up another book of his. Now, that's probably just a shame, but at this point I can't say that I much care. Ugh.

Wow, I feel really bad about recommending this now.  What did you dislike so much?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #758 on: June 18, 2009, 07:40:54 PM »
I'm making my newbie rounds ;D

Currently I am working on a reread of the Wheel of Time and Twilight series (yes I know, I'm one of them! I have my guilty pleasures thank you very much!). At the moment I am reading Lord of Chaos and listening to Eclipse on cd for the long drives to and from work. I have also started Warbreaker, which I"m really excited about and loving so far. Already I want to make a costume! I"m also using it for one of my writing projects that was suggested somewhere around the web sometime ago, I really can't remember where...so that should be interesting!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #759 on: June 19, 2009, 05:33:01 PM »
Finished Midnight Tides going to go buy Bonehunters today...
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #760 on: June 20, 2009, 04:18:22 AM »
Finished Belgariad, nearly done with Sethanon which will finish up my reread of the WoT antecedents. I was surprised just how much had been lifted. It had been about 20 years since I read those serie and it was funny. Of course like they say, "a bad writer copies, a good writer invents his own and a great writer steals and makes it his own with improvements." Wot takes these elements and weaves them into something much greater and more beautiful than the sum of things stolen but it was a crack up seeing where things had been lifted from with eyes freshened by time.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #761 on: June 20, 2009, 11:11:17 PM »
Bought The Name Of The Wind today so that should keep me busy for a day or so.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #762 on: June 20, 2009, 11:19:38 PM »
Just finished a re-read of the first five Amber books. I like them lots. Moving on to Merlin's part of the story today.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #763 on: June 21, 2009, 06:41:10 PM »
In the middle of Warbreaker right now, and just got a collection of all of H.P. Lovecraft's stuff. Should be starting that VERY soon....I'm excited.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #764 on: June 22, 2009, 12:35:06 AM »
So . . . reread of The Ranger's Apprentice series, which I really love. (I got the fifth (newest) one the other day so I'm rereading the series). The first one's the best so far, I think.
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