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Currently reading "Redshirts" by John Scalzi as well as going through "The Frugal Gourmet" by Jeff Smith

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I juust finished Tokyo Vice. It's a good book, I really recommend it. Picked up a paperback of Dance of Dragons to read on lunch, and finishing off Musashi after that.

 

Been reading a lot of stuff from/about Japan, think I'd like to read something that's about takes place in Africa, or India next. Maybe China. If anybody has any recommendations I'd appreciate it.

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Draken50: check out "Q&A (aka Slumdog Millionaire)" and "Six Suspects" by Vikas Swarup. They're both excellent books; Swarup has a gift for description, and can move from gut-busting hilarity to tearjerker in a few sentences. 

 

Nnedi Okorafor is a Nigerian-American scifi/fantasy writer, who writes mainly for the YA market, but don't let that stop you.  "Who Fears Death" is set in a post-apocalyptic Sudan, and "Akata Witch" is about an albino girl named Sunny who learns that she's a born juju worker. VERY good stuff; think Harry Potter, only set in Nigeria.

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Currently reading: The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs.

 

Read that a while back, but thought it was a lot of fun!

 

I just finished the first book in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson and started Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and also Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. 

 

+1 'like' for Mistborn. One of my favourite series and still Sanderson's best work IMO

 

Yessss... I am "reading" the third book now (Haven't actually picked it up in a while due to library books expiring soon) and it's really been an excellent series! Another person - Rob_ , I think? - and I were talking about it in their 6-week challenge thread, as they've based their challenge off of the series. 

 

I'm currently reading:

  • Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell (audiobook on phone)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (ebook on phone)
  • Gather in my Name by Maya Angelou (physical)
  • The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (physical)

This trend towards physical books lately is unusual for me... since I got my smart phone my reading has increased, and it's almost entirely free Amazon books, public domain, or downloadable library books. What got me reading physical books again was borrowing some from a friend. Almost 90% of the books I "read" in 2013 were on my phone (3 were audiobooks). Anyone else find themselves reading on their phone? Even before my Kindle got stolen I read mostly on my phone.

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I'm a huge fan of Kindle. As part of my downsizing, I'm getting rid of most of my physical books - just keeping the art and reference sections.

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The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum. Haven't watched the movies - and I read that the film plot diverges from the novels in this title. Enjoying it so far, eight chapters in.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. Still rereading this - a slow process as I only pick it up when I can dedicate a good hour or so to it. It's a book meant to be enjoyed, not scarfed down. 

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Currently reading: Wayward, by Blake Crouch. Book two in the Wayward Pines series, which is some interesting sci-fi.

Just finished:

The Omen Machine, by Terry Goodkind. I'd no idea that he was continuing his Kahlan and Richard series. Not bad. My rating: 7/10, but I'm a big Goodkind fan. Those of you who aren't probably wouldn't like it.

Theft of Swords, by Michael J. Sullivan. Wow. It's been a while since I read some sword-and-sorcery that was worth a damn, and this was really great stuff. Miles ahead of most fantasy that I've come across. My rating: 9/10. In fact, I'm gonna go find the sequel right now. Cheers!

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Just read all 7 (so far) books in the Dragons of Wulin series by Kevin Shearer - awesome and very difficult to put down!!

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Finished up the Warded Man - was pretty good - enjoyed the cool setting, straightforward plot and writing style. The author clearly had a favourite Monk character he played in D&D!

 

Next up - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, which I'm told is brilliant and one I should have read a long time ago.

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     Getting ready to start reading Casino Royale as I have always wondered how the books are compared to the movies. Also going to start reading some of the Terry Brooks short stories.

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Or it remains a mere appurtenance.
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I just finished Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley. Really good book. Makes you want to get up and go out for a run.

Tonight I'll be starting Limitless by Alan Glynn. I've been really good about not using my laptop in bed because I won't go to sleep. Books = good before bed.

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hi all! whatcha reading?? right now i have on my bedstand: The Bells by Richard Harvell Game of Thrones (Bk 1) by George RR Martin When Corruption Was King (about the Chicago mob) by Robert Cooley

 

 

I have about 10-15 books next to my bed. If I had to boil it all down to what I was currently reading, I would be rereading the Song of Ice and Fire series, and also Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop talking by Susan Cain, and also a PHP and MySQL book.

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I have about 10-15 books next to my bed. If I had to boil it all down to what I was currently reading, I would be rereading the Song of Ice and Fire series, and also Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop talking by Susan Cain, and also a PHP and MySQL book.

 

I find myself in that position sometimes.  

"I must not fear.  Fear is the mind killer.  Fear is the little death that causes total obliteration.  I will face my fear.  I will allow it to pass over me and through me until only I remain."


 


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I have about 10-15 books next to my bed. If I had to boil it all down to what I was currently reading, I would be rereading the Song of Ice and Fire series, and also Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop talking by Susan Cain, and also a PHP and MySQL book.

 

 

 i currently have (at last count) 35 books on my bedside table alone all waiting to be read (and probably nearer 60 unread books in my bedroom/spare bathroom total), so i know that feel! 

i'm currently reading The Hit, by Baldacci - absolutely loving it! no idea what i'll start when i've finished this though.

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I don't watch TV or anything, so I read all the time. I like to do 2 at a time, one fiction one non-fiction. Right now it's

 

The Magic Engineer by L. E. Modesitt

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The Sling and the Stone by Col. Thomas X. Hammes

 

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And that doesn't count the audiobooks whilst I drive....currently Hardcore History's Ghosts of the OstFront for the umpteenth time.

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Part One covering the conflict between the Germans and the Soviet Union in the Second World War. Dan gives an introduction to the subject and discusses the causes and opening moves of Operation Barbarossa.

In Part Two of the Ostfront series covering WW2 on the Eastern Front, Dan looks at the attempt to take Moscow and the many compelling stories surrounding the momentous1941 German offensive.

In Part Three of the Ostfront series covering WW2 on the Eastern Front, Dan looks at the situation in the U.S.S.R. during 1942 and early 1943, including the dreadful Battle of Stalingrad.

In the final episode of the horror story that is the Eastern Front the tale descends into unimaginable darkness as vengeance is called down on Germany. This graphic episode is not for young ears.

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 i currently have (at last count) 35 books on my bedside table alone all waiting to be read (and probably nearer 60 unread books in my bedroom/spare bathroom total), so i know that feel! 

i'm currently reading The Hit, by Baldacci - absolutely loving it! no idea what i'll start when i've finished this though.

     I can't even keep track of how many I have that I am in the middle of reading anymore, let alone how many I have waiting to be read. I still can't say whether this is a curse or not to readers that tend to read multiple books. I guess it is no worse than waiting a week or till next season to continue a show though.

What we are born with, we must make our own
Or it remains a mere appurtenance.
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