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Vulcan91
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8/6/2012 9:10:34 PM

jbrick83
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When does summer end? Definitely can see getting through the final two "A Song of Ice and Fire" books before it's over...although I've slowed down with "A Feast For Crows." Bunch of new characters that I'm not invested in...so it will take a while for me to be, "lemme get that book!!" like I was with the first three books.

Is this everyone's least favorite? I've read up on it, and it sounds like it was a "filler book" that he felt like he needed to write after he already finished "A Dance With Dragons." I can understand that book to struggle a little bit.

8/6/2012 9:35:28 PM

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I'm stumped now coming down from this ASOIAF high. Don't know what to read next?!? Help!

8/29/2012 6:57:13 AM

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Moving slower than the first 3 books

8/29/2012 7:26:21 AM

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recently finished Larsson's Millennium trilogy and then Congo by Crichton... now reading:



Congo got me interested, so next up is:

8/29/2012 7:53:40 AM

Byrn Stuff
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^I just finished The Long Walk last month. I really loved it. King talks in the preface about how much more grim the Richard Bachman persona felt to him and how sad he was when it "died." I'd like to read more of him for comparison, especially The Regulators/Desperation.

Currently reading:


I don't usually go in for historical fiction, but the combination with sci-fi here has been pretty cool. Crichton's portrayal of the violence and debauchery of the times reminds me of Pillars of the Earth/World without End.


This is basically a retelling of Lord of the Flies with an all-female cast. It's YA, but the humor/gore are pretty entertaining.

8/29/2012 8:23:58 AM

Walt Sobchak
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Just Finished




About 1/3 of the way through

8/29/2012 11:35:31 AM

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Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef - Gabrielle Hamilton

8/29/2012 11:48:50 AM

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9/7/2012 9:10:38 AM

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9/7/2012 9:52:43 AM

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9/7/2012 10:17:23 AM

tl
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"[Wizard and Glass]

Moving slower than the first 3 books"

First time through I thought it was slow as hell. I actually gave up on it and had to restart it later.

Gave it another shot later on and found out that it's my favorite Dark Tower book and one of my favorite of all time. Really it's a fantastic book.

9/8/2012 1:26:04 AM

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Fucking great book. Bleak as hell.

9/8/2012 11:24:17 AM

poohpimpin
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definitely enjoyed it... downloaded about 3 more Bachman books and 7 or 8 king books yesterday because of it

9/8/2012 3:27:43 PM

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^yea the running man is a good one. far better plot than the Arnold film version, if you can believe it.

9/8/2012 10:54:48 PM

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I tried to be a SK fan, I even read Misery and Pet Semetary (before the movies was made), Night Shift, IT, and there was one other I can't recall. I really got burned out on his style. Thinking about giving the Long Walk a try.

Right now I'm reading "Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects" (aka The Condon Report)

9/8/2012 11:01:36 PM

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[Edited on September 9, 2012 at 10:39 PM. Reason : oop]

9/9/2012 10:38:56 PM

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9/10/2012 1:25:42 AM

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Never read it. I'm about five chapters in, and even though nothing has happened yet, I'm really enjoying the style. I'm already pretty sure that it's going to be great.

11/27/2012 3:54:42 PM

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and i just got through The Call of Cthulhu

11/29/2012 7:51:43 PM

tl
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Paper form:



Audio form:



Apparently I'm on a Russian kick.
They're both kinda long and boring.

11/30/2012 12:07:40 AM

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Continuing to make my way through the Vonnegut books that I never read, I just finished this, which is one of my favorites by him:



Now starting this:

12/11/2012 10:16:29 AM

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1/30/2013 8:08:31 PM

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"I'm stumped now coming down from this ASOIAF high. Don't know what to read next?!? Help!"


for a few seconds I thought you were referring to A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

you should read that. despite the pretentious title, it is, imo, FAR better than ASOFIA.

1/30/2013 11:39:34 PM

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I got all amped up watching the trailer for "World War Z"...so I'm reading the Zombie Survival Guide so I can read World War Z as well. I know the movie kind of takes a different route...but I like zombies. Its okay so far. Pretty much what I expected.

But these are also my first books since reading ASOIAF over the summer. I don't really know where to go next.

1/31/2013 8:09:47 AM

tl
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^^^^ The Sirens of Titan is great. Might be my favorite Vonnegut.


Just finished up A Feast for Crows. Ehhh, long and wordy and not much happened. The end.


Now reading:



1970s black woman (with a white husband) in Los Angeles somehow gets timetraveled back to 1820s antebellum south. She comes and goes, seeming to follow the life of one white man from his youth to adulthood. Don't worry too much about the time traveling. It's more about slavery and racism than anything else, and how a modern black woman views those issues. Very well done. Really enjoying it.

1/31/2013 8:41:25 AM

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Just finished:



Starting in a couple of days:




Picked up both from the Dollar Tree. I like going there and picking up random reading material. All for $1!

2/1/2013 10:12:58 PM

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It's surprisingly well crafted.

3/7/2013 3:10:50 PM

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Had to read it for class. I've never read a crime/mystery novel before, but this was pretty good. It's a quick read if you are looking for something fun during a break.

During my commute, I am listening to (having previously read):

3/7/2013 3:23:37 PM

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That book/movie scared me.

3/7/2013 3:45:26 PM

BridgetSPK
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^^Those are awesome.

3/7/2013 4:15:33 PM

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Just finished "No Easy Day" and "American Sniper"

Lone Survivor is next.

3/8/2013 6:05:22 PM

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Watership Down, bringing children everywhere kicking and screaming into a bloody, cruel world.




...just finished This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz.

3/8/2013 7:47:45 PM

tl
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Recently finished:

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach
Awesome. Scientific research on cadavers, med school research, decomposition research. Embalming, cremation, dissolving. And done with an extremely charismatic style. Kind of like Bill Bryson writing about scientific stuff.

Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem - Simon Singh
Pretty good. A bit dry, but on the other hand, it's a book about a math problem. You don't need to be a mathematically-minded person to understand it.

The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
Really good. Two true stories side-by-side. The first story is the preparation and execution of the 1892 Chicago World's Fair. It's the story of the architects and the builders and what they had to go through to get the fair up and running in very little time. Extremely interesting stuff. The second story is about a serial killer who sets up base a few blocks away from the fair and uses the fair as an opportunity to kill dozens of single young women.

Shit My Dad Says - Justin Halpern
Quick and easy read, and pretty funny stuff. His dad says some weird shit, and he writes it down. That's pretty much all there is to it.

Me of Little Faith - Lewis Black
Meh. I like Lewis Black, but I guess a lot of it has to do with his delivery. He's not quite so good as a writer.

The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
Pretty good. Never realized the book was written way back in the 70s. It's generally like the movie. Intrigue, action, Matt Damon, all good things.


Now reading Island by Aldous Huxley.

3/10/2013 1:45:10 PM

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just recently finished all of the Ender's Series and Shadow series ....


not sure why i didn't read them sooner.

3/12/2013 5:05:21 AM

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i somehow started reading Gone Girl and now i'm hooked.



also have been reading a lot of the Complete Hemingway Short Story collection. am really enjoying these.

7/19/2013 8:14:01 AM

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BTTT


Does anyone here read Tom Robbins? I'm currently reading Jitterbug Perfume as a request from a lady friend. I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit.

1/13/2014 9:55:48 AM

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J.J. Abrams' book-within-a-book. I've really enjoyed it so far. Been reading both plots at the same time.

1/13/2014 11:15:43 AM

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Just read both of these:





and they were a lot of fun. Summary of the first book: "When a designer of computer games dies, he leaves behind a program that unravels the Internet's interconnected world. It corrupts, kills, and runs independent of human control. It's up to Detective Peter Sebeck to wrest the world from the malevolent virtual enemy before its ultimate purpose is realized: to dismantle society and bring about a new world order."

[Edited on February 3, 2014 at 3:23 PM. Reason : .]

2/3/2014 3:22:17 PM

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2/3/2014 4:04:23 PM

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2/4/2014 9:12:26 AM

Drovkin
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^ Thrawn trilogy is amazing.

2/4/2014 3:31:47 PM

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if you like neil gaiman, you'll probably like kevin hearne's iron druid chronicles...there are going to be (9?) total, with 7 out so far (i think)





i'm almost done with the broken empire trilogy by mark lawrence...the first was a little slower than the second two, but definitely worth reading



[Edited on February 5, 2014 at 9:33 AM. Reason : smaller image]

2/5/2014 9:32:25 AM

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Getting ready to start reading "Not Without Hope"

2/5/2014 11:53:43 AM

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Read the Dark Tower series earlier this year and followed it up with The Song of Fire and Ice series.

Since then I decided to go read all the Stephen King books, including ones I've read before (back in late 90's/early 00's). I read 11/22/63 first which I really enjoyed. Then The Backman Books - Rage, Roadwork, Running Man, and The Long Walk.

Now I'm about half way through The Regulators - the 2nd to last Bachman book he published. It's got some cool overlap with the Dark Tower series and is just starting to fuck with my head. Can't wait to see where it goes.

[Edited on February 5, 2014 at 8:02 PM. Reason : .]

2/5/2014 8:01:30 PM

Byrn Stuff
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You should read Desperation after you read the Regulators. They're versions of each other. Also, have you read The Wind through the Key Hole? It's the "new" Dark Tower book.

2/6/2014 7:10:19 AM

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"^ Thrawn trilogy is amazing."


It is. It just makes me sad to know these characters won't be in Episodes VII-IV.

Thrawn has always been the consensus sequel for so many fans...

2/6/2014 9:08:00 AM

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Yeah, I read the Wind Through the Keyhole after I finished the series. And I know about the parallel universe of Desperation - will read that next. I actually bought them in a dual hardcover back in college, but never got around to reading them.

2/6/2014 7:58:24 PM

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2/6/2014 9:21:45 PM

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Currently reading the illustrated man by ray bradbury as well as down the wild cape fear by gerard. It is a pretty neat book by a uncw professor that canoes down the cape fear and talks about its natural history and its role in north carolina history.

2/7/2014 7:00:44 AM

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