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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2007, 11:32:16 PM »
So, I decided to finally pick up Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz.  Fairly interesting so far.  I also just saw this new book called "The Tower of Shadows" by another young author (Drew Bowling).  Apparently started writing in High School, and is now a Sophomore in college.  Anyone read this yet?  I thought I might, but didn't care too much for Eragon.  Mr. X (Peter Straub) and Dreamcatcher (King) are next on the list.  Oh the joys of bookdom.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #91 on: January 12, 2007, 03:47:59 AM »
Kitty Goes to Washington. Thank you, Ms. Fish, for letting us know about these books.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #92 on: January 12, 2007, 07:55:12 PM »
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas... the complete and unabridged version of course  8)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2007, 12:30:38 AM »
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. I really loved her stand-alone Can You Keep a Secret?, which was LOL funny. This is good, too, but similar and not as humorous. I guess it was written first, so Secret probably resembles it.

I've just started it, though, so we'll see. It is totally guilty pleasure, like chocolate.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2007, 11:27:58 PM »
Have finished all of my last batch and my girlfriend gave me The Laughing Corpse and Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton.  Almost finished with the first title here and still don't think I'll ever really care for the character Anita Blake but I like the world she weaves.....

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2007, 04:45:36 PM »
Because of Skar's article, I'm reading a David Gemmell called Hero in the Shadows. It's ok so far.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #96 on: January 16, 2007, 04:33:34 PM »
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Fiction: Empire by OSC, Phylogenesis by Alan Dean Foster, Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
Non-Fiction: The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk, Agile Web Development with Rails, and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #97 on: January 27, 2007, 12:26:52 AM »
I bought the new WotF book (Vol. 22).  So, I'm trying to read that, and I just got a book from the library called "The Tower of Shadows" by some young kid (sophomore in college...young...oh my...) with the last name Bowling that Terry Brooks said was good.  I'm still trying to finish Survival by Czerneda.  It's been so slow; I'm having a difficult time wanting to finish it.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #98 on: January 28, 2007, 10:27:51 PM »
Mistborn.  I know I should be ashamed that it's taken me this long, but I've had insane loads of work at school since the book came out, and this is the first semester I've had a chance to do any free reading…
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #99 on: February 06, 2007, 05:51:32 PM »
I'm just getting to Mistborn too.  It's our selection this month for our book club on a writer's web site I'm a member of,

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #100 on: February 19, 2007, 10:33:32 PM »
Mr. X by Peter Straub.  Reading this guy is certainly a treat, but his writing is very dense, and he includes a lot that just feels like filler.  Entertaining so far.  Anyone else ever read Straub?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #101 on: February 22, 2007, 04:09:40 AM »
Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza. It's actually one of my textbooks this year, but it's rivetting (and rather gut-wrenching). It's an autobiography of the author's experience in the Rwandan Holocaust. It should be a work of fiction, but sadly isn't.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #102 on: February 22, 2007, 06:32:39 AM »
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. I'm about half-way through, and if I have to read another rhapsody about the glory of dying a chivalrous death, I may have to hurl all over the book.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #103 on: February 23, 2007, 06:18:21 AM »
Oh, come, it wasn't that bad.  Frankenstein was worse, at any rate.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #104 on: February 26, 2007, 09:23:47 PM »
In the middle of Dreamcatcher (S. King) and Vol 21 of Writers of the Future.  Need to put together a new pile now that my current one is gone.
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