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Stephen King's sequel to The Shining

2/7/2014 10:31:38 AM

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Just discovered James Rollins. Started with Amazonia and now on the second novel of the Sigma Force series (Map of Bones). He's filling my Michael Crichton hole very nicely!

2/19/2014 11:40:09 AM

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3/10/2014 11:38:23 PM

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3/27/2014 1:55:32 PM

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A pretty horrible movie from what I'm told, but the book is incredible.

3/27/2014 6:52:01 PM

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4/1/2014 12:52:37 AM

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Still trudging my way through the Wheel of Time series. Shit's killing me. On book 9. At least they're getting shorter, though.

4/1/2014 1:01:34 AM

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That's about when Sanderson took over, the pace really picks up.

AnyMac, how's that new series?

4/1/2014 8:01:15 AM

neodata686
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^^I don't think I ever made it past 6-7. The first 3-4 were awesome though.

4/1/2014 11:59:14 AM

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^ I gave up after 4.

4/1/2014 2:25:26 PM

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^^^ Good so far, about halfway through book. World is very unique (physically especially, pretty alien landscape and climate) and I enjoy the characters and story. First one came out 4 years ago and there are supposed to be up to 10 books in the series, so hopefully now that he is done with wheel of time they will be coming out faster. Because I doubt I will care about this series 30 years from now.

One of the main characters is nearing the precipice of becoming a mary sue who is super good at everything. That's what IMO ruined Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller series (which I read two books of, and enjoyed one and a half of them, won't be finishing the series). Hopefully that doesn't end up happening here.

4/1/2014 6:09:55 PM

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4/26/2014 12:31:00 PM

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Do you possibly have a bigger picture? I can't even tell what book that is.

4/29/2014 11:33:39 AM

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Finished Mistborn. (Sanderson) Hated it.

Finished The Name of the Wind. (Rothfuss) Loved it, going to find book2 this weekend.

4/29/2014 11:57:01 AM

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Reading the Farseer Saga by Robin Hobb again. Been a while, and I love this series. Plus, she's putting out a new one this summer.

4/29/2014 11:57:59 AM

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Picked up Chuck Palahniuk's new book Beautiful You and read it on the plane from San Jose to RVA.

I've read many of his books and generally love his style. Beautiful You is a complete departure from what I'm used to with Survivor, Fight Club, Choke, and others.

It's a poorly developed story, without the usual clever satirical jabs at society-- or at least it seems to try, but doesn't really make a point. It's like he threw this out there to meet his contractual obligations to his publisher.

I dunno, I've loved every other novel he's wrote, but this one was crap.

11/9/2014 11:19:47 PM

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have two:

-first is about the Graveyard of the Atlantic, telling stories of the ships that sank out there

-the second is this:

11/13/2014 10:56:14 AM

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[Edited on November 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM. Reason : d]

11/13/2014 11:16:57 AM

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Finished Good Omens and American Gods.
Moving on to Y-The Last Man.

11/13/2014 1:57:50 PM

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I read some H.P. Lovecraft for Halloween

11/13/2014 2:25:01 PM

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I just read this book by the band Mountain Goat's singer/songwrite/guitarist/pianist. I thought it was done really well, very interesting:

7/2/2015 12:38:08 PM

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Ready Player One.



http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-A-Novel/dp/0307887448

Quick fun read. Highly recommend if you're a video game or 80's nerd.

7/8/2015 3:56:40 PM

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Just started the first book in this series:

http://www.amazon.com/Red-Rising-Book-The-Trilogy/dp/034553980X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

Really good so far.

7/16/2015 4:52:00 PM

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7/16/2015 5:29:05 PM

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7/16/2015 5:38:12 PM

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I'm reading a new Stephen King new book Joyland that I found near my house in one of those neighborhood libraries. I'm about half-way through it, and it's been underwhelming so far.

7/17/2015 1:41:16 PM

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Just finished:


Trying to get into:

7/17/2015 9:31:03 PM

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Storm of Steel on audio book and reading Moby Dick as well as a few others.

7/18/2015 6:54:30 AM

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7/18/2015 9:02:47 AM

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Some very nice classics representation on this page.

7/18/2015 11:35:01 AM

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Quote :
"Just started the first book in this series:

http://www.amazon.com/Red-Rising-Book-The-Trilogy/dp/034553980X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

Really good so far."


Both of those books are very good. I can't wait for the next one.

7/18/2015 12:22:43 PM

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Yeah trying to read the 2nd one a little slower. It think I blew through the first one in 3 days. Didn't realize the 3rd one wasn't out until I had already started the 2nd one!

7/19/2015 1:57:27 PM

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Quote :
"I'm reading a new Stephen King new book Joyland that I found near my house in one of those neighborhood libraries. I'm about half-way through it, and it's been underwhelming so far."


Yeah I've felt that way about a lot of his more recent offerings. He's softened up a lot in his old age.

7/20/2015 8:13:13 AM

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Just purchased 3 books on kindle (all under $2.00!). Which should I dive into first?
- The Martian
- Game of Thrones
- The Girl on the Train

8/27/2015 6:11:29 PM

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The Martian was great

8/27/2015 6:13:17 PM

neodata686
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Martian. Quick and entertaining read.

8/27/2015 8:25:13 PM

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8/27/2015 10:32:22 PM

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The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan

It's about the Dust Bowl. I got the book a couple years ago and kinda forgot about it till recently. Really enjoying it. Obviously, I've always known about the Dust Bowl and knew it was bad, but I guess I never realized just how bad it was till reading this (also saw a Ken Burns documentary a couple years ago). Seems like we kinda glossed over it in school and focused more on the Great Depression in general and not specifically the Dust Bowl in that time period.

8/28/2015 9:34:19 AM

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I've been making my through this, and it's great even though I originally bought it because I confused it with Between the World and Me. However, I've been absolutely sucked in by



He's built a really interesting world. I've been on a bit of a fantasy kick lately (City of Stairs and The Emperor's Blades), and this has been another fun ride

10/8/2016 7:07:07 PM

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Complete works of H.P. Lovecraft since Halloween is coming up.

Listening to Will Durant's "Story of Civilization" series on audible during my commutes. Started Our Oriental Heritage this week. It's perhaps a bit dated in some ways but it's probably the best total encapsulation of man's history I've ever come across.

10/9/2016 1:16:59 AM

Kurtis636
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Only 48 more hours on this first volume. LOL

10/9/2016 9:26:25 AM

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Anyone else read The First Law Trilogy? Finally read it the last month or so (read most of book 1 several years ago, got distracted and never finished) and I really enjoyed it but was disappointed by the ending. Still enjoyed the time I spent reading it regardless.

2/12/2019 12:07:34 PM

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Joe Abercombie? Fuck yes, I love that series so much. Curious what about the ending you disliked though.

If you enjoyed it overall he has several standalone spinoff novels set in the same realm that feature many of the secondary/tertiary characters from the trilogy.









[Edited on February 12, 2019 at 4:22 PM. Reason : herp derp]

2/12/2019 4:21:01 PM

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^ def planning to read those as well at some point. ATM I think I need a change of scenery but I enjoyed the world and his writing so I'm happy there is more.

As far as the ending. I just felt it kind of threw a lot of potential character development out of the window. It wasn't terrible it was just kind of flat to me. I didn't want, nor did I expect, an ending where everything was buttoned up tight in this series. You could tell that's not the kind of writer he is. But still, the ending as-is just felt a little meh. Like a sudden stop for some story-lines whereas others were just busy as normal - ignoring character development that seemed to be building over the course of the books.

2/12/2019 5:15:37 PM

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I used to read the Lady Georgiana series by Rhys Bowen. The main character was so enjoyable and then I got miffed by something the author posted on a forum to which I retorted and now I miss Georgie! Ugh

My best friend is into romance and I wanted to read one romance novel cover to cover and I couldn’t do it. To each his own


[Edited on March 14, 2019 at 10:59 AM. Reason : Venting]

3/14/2019 10:51:17 AM

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Eclhardt Tolle, Power of Now

3/14/2019 10:52:06 AM

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Fearless Leadership, Carey D. Lohrenz

3/14/2019 10:56:43 AM

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