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Author Topic: What Are You Reading? (Mk. II)  (Read 92524 times)
Miss Tabitha
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« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2011, 05:48:56 pm »

I've just finished my signed copy of Embassytown by China Mieville, and have started the Fantasy Masterworks Compilation of Clark Ashton Smith's writing- The Emperor of Dreams.

I'm torn between following up Emperor with Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings, which I'll likely finish in a weekend, or War and Peace, which may be the death of me.

Suggestions?
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« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2011, 06:09:15 pm »

Just finished Boneshaker and now starting Levithian.

Good read, Leviathan. Behemoth (sp?) The second book in the series, is also good. The third comes out later this year, i believe.
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« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2011, 06:18:05 pm »

I'm currently finishing up the last part of The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell. It's a fantastic book and he's an amazing writer. His books are all historical fiction, this one being about English and the Danish vikings fighting for control.
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« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2011, 11:32:01 pm »

Currently trying to rush to the end of the prose edda (Snorri Sturluson) so I can start on the moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch which I bought on Saturday and have been very much looking forward to!
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« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2011, 12:04:38 am »

Just finished Stirling's Dies the Fire, started World War Z, two-thirds through The Dante Club, and picking at a big honking picture book about the American Civil War.  On deck is a Teddy Roosevelt biography, William Makepeace Thackeray; Memoirs of a Victorian Gentleman, and a small stack of Baen books for mindless stuff-blows-up-goodness.
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« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2011, 06:07:22 am »

Under the Chilean Flag (actually found this at Gutenberg...or Manybooks, or something) the semi-fictionalzed history of the 19th century war between Chile, Peru, and Bolivia

1636 - Flint, the Saxon uprising.

and IRL - still slogging through Nicholas and Alexandra...Wink
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« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2011, 12:35:50 pm »

I read each of the books in "The Hunger Games" series in succession, each in one day, respectively. I couldn't put them down! I love evil futuristic government books....
I thoroughly enjoyed it too! I haven't gotten around to reading the last two, but I will as soon as I pull myself out of the mess that is last week before turning in report Wink
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« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2011, 04:29:25 pm »

Not reading but a notification of intent.

Mark Hodder's 3rd book in the Burton & Swinburne series, entitled 'Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon', will be out in November and is avaiable to pre-order. So I have. Grin

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« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2011, 05:38:16 pm »

Not reading but a notification of intent.

Mark Hodder's 3rd book in the Burton & Swinburne series, entitled 'Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon', will be out in November and is avaiable to pre-order. So I have. Grin



glad to see hes not resting on his laurels!
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« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2011, 04:46:43 pm »

I'm about to start Michael Moorcock's Before Armageddon, just so soon as I can get my work out of the way  Cheesy
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« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2011, 03:31:10 am »

May8th-May 10th: Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

May 11th-May 13th: Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel by Richard Kadrey

May 15th-May 17th: Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison

Tonight I start The Mercy Thompson Series.
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« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2011, 07:24:32 am »

I am enjoying 'The Curious Case of the clockwork Man' - much more detail to the story and the themes around altered realities this time around, a deeper novel then 'Spring Heeled Jack' IMHO.
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« Reply #62 on: May 21, 2011, 11:01:08 pm »

I finished tonight The Battle of Dorking (1871)- one of a series of invasion novels popular in the later nineteenth century (and of which The War of the Worlds is a later example).  Next up is Jules Verne's short story Dr Trifulgas
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« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2011, 03:05:55 am »

Just started on The Difference Engine... been identifying as a SteamPunk for a couple of years and haven't read this yet.
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Cowboy Bebop, The Movie.
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« Reply #64 on: May 22, 2011, 04:25:56 pm »


  Cross Country Murder Song by Philip Wilding

 Dark little book....not quite Wasp Factory dark but a close second.
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« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2011, 08:06:22 pm »

"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. I highly recommend it. It's a fantastic story, almost similar in concept to Harry Potter except more mature (not "mature" as in sex, swearing, drugs etc but "mature" as in the plot is more complex, darker plotlines and so on) and, in my opinion, better. Wink
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« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2011, 08:29:23 pm »

"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. I highly recommend it. It's a fantastic story, almost similar in concept to Harry Potter except more mature (not "mature" as in sex, swearing, drugs etc but "mature" as in the plot is more complex, darker plotlines and so on) and, in my opinion, better. Wink

"The Name of the Wind" and its sequel "The Wise Man's Fear" are two of the best fantasies I've read in a long time. They're extremely well written, and the second book, despite being over 900 pages, is terribly absorbing. I was amazed to discover that they were Rothfuss' first two novels.

I certainly do recommend you continue with the sequel, my dear Mr. Forward!
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« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2011, 12:51:54 am »

Finally put Nicholas and Alexandra to rest...Wink Picked up Anna Kareninna (sp?), still reading 1636, but almost done with that.
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« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2011, 03:09:05 am »


Now reading 'The Windup Girl' by Paolo Bacigalupi and loving it.

And Iam glad to hear that Mark Hodder is taking Burton (and no doubt Swinburne) to try to find the source of the Nile.
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« Reply #69 on: May 24, 2011, 05:41:39 pm »

Just started the fifth 'Pyke Mystery' by Andrew Pepper, 'Bloody Winter'. The previous four being 'The Last Days Of Newgate', 'The Revenge of Captain Payne', 'Kill-Devil and Water' and  'The Detective Branch' and they've all been really good 'whodunnits' set in the early part of the 19th century.
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« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2011, 10:01:16 am »

I'm reading Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey.
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Miss Tabitha
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« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2011, 02:24:57 pm »


Now reading 'The Windup Girl' by Paolo Bacigalupi and loving it.

And Iam glad to hear that Mark Hodder is taking Burton (and no doubt Swinburne) to try to find the source of the Nile.

Oh, The Windup Girl is brilliant! It took me a while to get into it, again, being more of a fantasy than sci-fi fan, but it's a decadent, intriguing read. Am very glad that you're enjoying it, sir!
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« Reply #72 on: May 26, 2011, 12:09:23 am »


Now reading 'The Windup Girl' by Paolo Bacigalupi and loving it.

And Iam glad to hear that Mark Hodder is taking Burton (and no doubt Swinburne) to try to find the source of the Nile.

Oh, The Windup Girl is brilliant! It took me a while to get into it, again, being more of a fantasy than sci-fi fan, but it's a decadent, intriguing read. Am very glad that you're enjoying it, sir!

Thank you my dear, I am deeply engrossed in this book and will be left wanting more once it finishes.
Next book - Embassytown.
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« Reply #73 on: May 26, 2011, 04:26:00 am »

I'm currently gorging myself on the Dr Who novels.  I've only read the 11th Doctor books, and not all of them (yet), but I did just pick a 10th Doctor book with Donna as the companion, yay!  Gotta say, the only one I don't like so far is the Forgotten Army.  That was just . . . ugh.  It was painful to read through.  All the others, though?  Harlious and fun and entertaining and just plain awesome!
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« Reply #74 on: May 26, 2011, 03:33:27 pm »

I've just started in on Stephen Hunt's The Kingdom Beyond the Waves. It has a nice, colorful, detailed world setting.
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