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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #420 on: December 02, 2008, 09:45:24 PM »
If you liked Twilight, the Host (by the same author) was in my opinion MUCH better (and yes, I too, liked Twilight (and am a normal married adult male))
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #421 on: December 03, 2008, 12:05:25 AM »
I think it's hilarious that you felt a need to qualify what you're reading with an explanation.

(BTW, doesn't matter if someone else is reading what you areit's just what you're reading!)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #422 on: December 03, 2008, 03:17:24 PM »
at the moment I'm reading Elminster in hell. its not so good. i used to like ed greenwoods stuff but its been a while since i read anything of his so i thought i would pick it up. i just don't really like it, it jumps around too much from memories to reality back to Elminster its almost too much work to figure out where the story is headed at the time.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #423 on: December 03, 2008, 05:48:12 PM »
Reading Sword from Red Ice by JV Jones right now.  Been meaning to get to it for a long time now.  Don't really feel bad though.  It took her five years to write the dang thing.  It's no wonder it took me over a year to get to it once it was finally released.  So far it's pretty good.  Nothing spectacular.  Also just finished Diary of a Wimpy kid recently.  Read it with my wife.  Pretty funny.  Worth a couple of chuckles anyhow.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #424 on: December 03, 2008, 07:18:04 PM »
Currently reading Storm of Swords by George RR Martin. Took me a long time to pick up this series. So far I'm very impressed. Although, like Jordan, he switches character perspective just as your really into what the current character is doing. He also does not space out time jumps. He just starts a new paragraph which can be a tad confusing at some points. These two complaints are really nothing at all compared to how much I enjoy the story!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #425 on: December 05, 2008, 02:52:49 PM »
The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlson, a translation obviously, since the original was written in the early 1100's or so and is in old norse.

I highly reccomend it if you like norse (viking) mythology. It's a pretty good primer, from the creation of the gods, to their role, to tales of their exploits, all they way up to ragnarok.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #426 on: December 05, 2008, 04:49:47 PM »
Fighting through Academ's Fury now. I really like a lot of the characters, and am immensely curious where he goes with the story but it just feels so boggy at the beginning. Seems like Jim is still trying to figure out his way through this genre.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #427 on: December 05, 2008, 09:58:43 PM »
Started the Magyk series.  Got them to listen to while traveling over Thanksgiving.  My 9 yr old was so into it he wanted to stay in the car.  They seem better than a lot of the current crop of copy-cat fantasies in the children's section.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #428 on: December 08, 2008, 09:09:05 PM »
I'm currently reading The Best Birth about the Sarah McMoyler method of childbirth. I find it much more reasonable and less like propaganda than competitors like Bradley's Husband Coached Childbirth or Jennifer Block's Pushed. Key points:
  • childbirth is not a competition
  • only the stork can predict how your labor and delivery will go
  • the ultimate goal is healthy mom & healthy baby, no matter how you get there
  • mothers should not be made to feel like guilty failures if they choose to use pain relief
  • medical professionals are not your enemy, they want the best for you and your baby
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #429 on: December 08, 2008, 09:43:46 PM »
Set aside Sword from Red Ice to pick up An Autumn War by Daniel Abraham.  This guy is one amazing writer.  Love his stuff, and so far this book is no different.  Really looking forward to reading more of him.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #430 on: December 19, 2008, 01:11:11 PM »
If you liked Twilight, the Host (by the same author) was in my opinion MUCH better (and yes, I too, liked Twilight (and am a normal married adult male))

Agree. In fact, I think it such a pity that some people won't read The Host just because they disliked Twilight.

Right now, I'm reading Phoenix and Ashes, the third book in the Elemental Masters series by Mercedes Lackey. I have to recognize, they are both interesting and original.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #431 on: December 22, 2008, 09:02:24 AM »
Primal Leadership, by Goleman et al.  It's popular science, as it were, about the role of emotion in leadership.  Pretty good, so far.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #432 on: December 25, 2008, 04:24:52 AM »
Band of Brothers by: Stephen E. Ambrose.

I have always stuck to fantasy seeing how realistic stuff never really interested me. I mean if I wanted real stuff I would watch the History channel or Discovery. So I was out of books to read and I saw this in a box of my fathers books. I decided that I had seen the mini-series enough times to recite the lines so I might as well read the book that spawned it. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy this book. It makes me think that I might delve deeper into the whole historical novel section of the book store. Anyway I'm about half way through and I love it so if you haven't read it yet and like historical warfare type stories I suggest you read it, even if you've seen the mini-series.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #433 on: December 25, 2008, 08:35:35 AM »
Band of Brothers by: Stephen E. Ambrose.

I have always stuck to fantasy seeing how realistic stuff never really interested me. I mean if I wanted real stuff I would watch the History channel or Discovery. So I was out of books to read and I saw this in a box of my fathers books. I decided that I had seen the mini-series enough times to recite the lines so I might as well read the book that spawned it. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoy this book. It makes me think that I might delve deeper into the whole historical novel section of the book store. Anyway I'm about half way through and I love it so if you haven't read it yet and like historical warfare type stories I suggest you read it, even if you've seen the mini-series.

That is the same as when I watched the TV mini-series North and South. Immediately went out and picked up the books and loved them.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #434 on: December 26, 2008, 05:58:41 AM »
I just got Hero of Ages for Christmas! Yea! :D
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