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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1035 on: December 22, 2009, 06:07:35 AM »
How To Ditch Your Fairy.... what an awesome title!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1036 on: December 25, 2009, 08:19:57 PM »
Well i need to re-read the last couple of Malazan Books b/c Dust of Dreams is about to come out!!!! Bridgeburners FTW!!!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1037 on: December 25, 2009, 09:39:24 PM »
I got a B&N gift card for Christmas. I think I'm going to use it to buy Gardens of the Moon....And then that's what I shall be reading. :)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1038 on: December 26, 2009, 01:15:59 AM »
Reading Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana. Re-reading, actually, for the first time in a few years.

It's constructive, though! It's research for my thesis! (Yes really.)

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1039 on: December 26, 2009, 01:30:47 AM »
I got a B&N gift card for Christmas. I think I'm going to use it to buy Gardens of the Moon....And then that's what I shall be reading. :)

I am jealous. Reading that book for the first time is just awesome.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1040 on: December 26, 2009, 04:31:02 PM »
I got Name of the Wind for Christmas!
this is the way the world ends,
not with a bang, but a whimper
~T.S. Eliot

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1041 on: December 26, 2009, 11:34:40 PM »
I'm making myself read some of Clarke to see if i like his novels better than his short stories (their a mix bag of tricks either really good or just terribad!) i found The Songs of Distant Earth at the used bookstore in Corsicana, Texas (a small ex-urb an hour from Dallas or 50 miles south) called the Book Stack.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1042 on: December 29, 2009, 05:05:24 PM »
Reading Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana. Re-reading, actually, for the first time in a few years.

It's constructive, though! It's research for my thesis! (Yes really.)

I tried so hard to like this book, and I just couldn't.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1043 on: December 29, 2009, 08:53:43 PM »
Eh, I enjoyed it, but it's not my favourite of his works. I'd rather read... uh... any of his other stuff (excepting the Fionvar Tapestry trilogy, which I haven't read and have heard is a little subpar).  There's some good stuff in this book, I think, but there's also some stuff that's hard to get past, and it's a little hamfisted compared to his later works.

Anyway, finished that one as well as Prachett's Feet of Clay. Will probably move onto Morgan's Steel Remains next.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1044 on: December 29, 2009, 10:50:58 PM »
Eh, I enjoyed it, but it's not my favourite of his works. I'd rather read... uh... any of his other stuff (excepting the Fionvar Tapestry trilogy, which I haven't read and have heard is a little subpar).  There's some good stuff in this book, I think, but there's also some stuff that's hard to get past, and it's a little hamfisted compared to his later works.

Anyway, finished that one as well as Prachett's Feet of Clay. Will probably move onto Morgan's Steel Remains next.

Steel Remains is very...shock value.  Like most of Morgan's stuff, it is very dark and gritty, but a lot of it is just there for shock value's sake and not necessarily pertinent to the story.  I'm undecided as to whether I like his work or not.  Just a warning since I know we reviewed it on the EBR blog.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1045 on: December 30, 2009, 03:46:10 AM »
Yeah, thanks. I really do enjoy Morgan's work and I expect to enjoy this one as well, but I will probably be doing some eye-rolling through the more explicit stuff...

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1046 on: December 30, 2009, 06:36:33 AM »
Borders and a couple of stores in the mall had water problems... so they're entire Sci-Fi section was 30% off. I found some good stuff that wasn't water damaged at all!!!
1. Dawnthief by James Barclay ( which I am currently reading/ outlining, thanks steve!)
2. The first 2 Dreaded Empire books by Glen Cook
3. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1047 on: December 30, 2009, 09:48:18 PM »
Yeah, thanks. I really do enjoy Morgan's work and I expect to enjoy this one as well, but I will probably be doing some eye-rolling through the more explicit stuff...

exactly lol!

Borders and a couple of stores in the mall had water problems... so they're entire Sci-Fi section was 30% off. I found some good stuff that wasn't water damaged at all!!!
1. Dawnthief by James Barclay ( which I am currently reading/ outlining, thanks steve!)
2. The first 2 Dreaded Empire books by Glen Cook
3. Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Seriously?  Man.  I never have that kind of luck...except when I worked at the bookstore.  We had water probs all the time, but I already got a fat discount, so it didn't really matter...
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1048 on: December 31, 2009, 03:11:54 AM »
I was lucky they were out of Heinlein and a few others (i looked for a cavern of black ice but they only had red sword or whatever the third book is called by Jones) else I would have spent way to damn much!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #1049 on: December 31, 2009, 03:28:14 PM »
Yeah, thanks. I really do enjoy Morgan's work and I expect to enjoy this one as well, but I will probably be doing some eye-rolling through the more explicit stuff...

exactly lol!

Borders and a couple of stores in the mall had water problems... so they're entire Sci-Fi section was 30% off. I found some good stuff that wasn't water damaged at all!!!
1. Dawnthief by James Barclay ( which I am currently reading/ outlining, thanks steve!)
2. The first 2 Dreaded Empire books by Glen Cook
3. Old Man's War by John Scalzi

Seriously?  Man.  I never have that kind of luck...except when I worked at the bookstore.  We had water probs all the time, but I already got a fat discount, so it didn't really matter...

Two things:  You were fat?  You got a discount for being fat!?