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Unread 06-19-2014, 12:20 PM   #101
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Just burned through Tom Rob Smith's The Farm.
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Unread 06-24-2014, 10:08 AM   #102
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Just finished Hollow City. I know it's technically a young adult book, but I kind of like what Ransom Riggs is doing. This one kind of felt like the walking sections of The Lord of The Rings, but not so tedious. I reckon it's difficult building a story around unrelated vernacular photos, but he's doing alright. The side of me that likes continuity wishes he'd find a single source of photos when it came to established characters, but I recognize the difficulty in pulling that off.

Anyway, I liked it, and wish I hadn't burned through it in 2 days. I sure as hell hope it's not another 30+/- months before a new one. J.K Rowling was writing a fricking epic with Harry Potter and was dropping them once a year for half the series. I'm not a fan of waiting.
I read School a few months ago and it was... OK. I'll probably get City when I'm out of stuff to read.

Currently I'm reading a kids' collection of Thrills and Chills or something. It's an anthology of stories from Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, etc plus a few traditional/folk stories/urban legends. I didn't realize how much of a kid book it was until I'd bought it (at an antique mall) but it's an easy enough read and it's always fun to read a classic authors' work.
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Unread 06-24-2014, 11:14 AM   #103
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Tim Burton is supposedly directing the film. I just know it's gonna be a fucking disaster.
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Unread 06-24-2014, 11:26 AM   #104
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Tim Burton is supposedly directing the film. I just know it's gonna be a fucking disaster.
Gosh, I wonder who'll be playing Miss Peregrine...
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Just finished Old Man's War by John Scalzi, if you're a fan of Heinlein style sci-fi, it's definitely worth reading! I finished it in one sitting, which never happens for me on a 300+ page novel.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 09:30 AM   #106
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The sequels are pretty good as well, particularly The Ghost Brigades.

Note if you read them, that The Last Colony and Zoe's Tale are basically the same story from two different POVs.
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I've been reading Edward Ruthfurd's London, and been pretty entertained by it. I loved Paris by him as well. Most of his work seems to be historical fiction following a family tree and their interactions with the city. It's pretty good stuff, and especially good if you've ever visited the cities. Wish I had read Paris before I visited the city.
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Just finished watching The Road. Anyone read the book by Cormac Mccarthy?
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Unread 07-08-2014, 04:55 AM   #109
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Just finished watching The Road. Anyone read the book by Cormac Mccarthy?
I have, although it's been several years. I recall liking it, though.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 08:47 AM   #110
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Reading another Dollar Tree find, 13, rue Thérèse: A Novel. Definitely a chick book, though the story's catalyst is pretty novel. It basically takes the very real contents of a deceased French woman's tin box and creates a story nearly whole-cloth. I find the idea fascinating, but I'm not quite sold on the execution.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 09:10 AM   #111
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I've been reading the second book in the School for Good and Evil series by Soman Chainani.
I really liked the first one because of its different look about heroes and villains but the second one isn't nearly as good.

I'm not really the target audience, as it is geared more towards teenage girls but the first one was pretty good.

I haven't really been reading much since starting work on the Archive but a couple of my favorite books over the past few years are:
The Timar Triad by Lynn Flewelling
The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks

I've read all through the current Game of Thrones books. Waiting for the next one is pretty terrible though. I might just wait until he's done and then re-read through them.

I've read through a couple of the distopian books my wife has read through. They usually start out pretty good but don't know how to end it so the following books kinda suck.

I also read a book called "The Loch" a few weeks back. It was okay.
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some books I've been reading lately
Paradise General by DR. Dave Hnida
sniper on the eastern front- the memoirs of Sepp Allerberger
Bailout Over Normandy by Ted Fahrenwald
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God in the Foxhole by Charles W Sasser
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Unread 12-26-2014, 08:09 AM   #113
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I burned through '68 and '68 Scars. I suppose I liked the story well enough. Like The Walking Dead, they're going with a universal infection angle, and the thought of being in Vietnam during the zombie apocalypse send chills up me spine. The art is a bit rougher than I like, but I can forgive that. I reckon I'll get volume 3 and keep up with it like I do TWD.
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Unread 12-26-2014, 10:09 AM   #114
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Been debating getting into some new books.. nothing has really struck my fancy though. I read the new Halo book in like, 2 days.
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Uncovered an old copy of Planet of Twilight. I'm almost done, but I can sum up my thoughts on it thus- Thank god Disney killed off the Extended Universe.
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Uncovered an old copy of Planet of Twilight. I'm almost done, but I can sum up my thoughts on it thus- Thank god Disney killed off the Extended Universe.
One the good-bad spectrum of the EU's writing quality, you had to pick one that was waaaay out there, didn't you?

Still not as bad as The Crystal Star.
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Yeah.. most of the books between the Thrawn trilogy and the prequels were.. subpar. Seemed like every book was about some new Superweapon running amok. I felt like after the prequels, when Lucasfilm got more involved things tightened up some, as they were actually crafting the continuity.

Though by the end it had gotten pretty unwieldy, though it's impressive that a single story line could be carried on for 35+ years with so many books/comics/etc before needing to be pruned.
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Unread 01-09-2015, 09:21 AM   #118
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One the good-bad spectrum of the EU's writing quality, you had to pick one that was waaaay out there, didn't you?

Still not as bad as The Crystal Star.
It just gets more and more ridiculous.
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It just gets more and more ridiculous.
Yes, it does.
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Luke pining over some ghost Jedi chick. Sentient mutant insect-guy. Force-sensitive Hutt. Wunderwaffe-esque needle drone-things.

FUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUU!
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Of all of them I enjoyed the.. the.. oh fuck, Google time, .. Oh! Right.

The New Jedi Order - The New Jedi Order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I blew through all of these books in like a month, as they were all out by the time I started I think. Felt more like an epic saga than most of the rest. Some books were better than others, as there were a bunch of different authors, but overall I thought it was excellent.

Didn't realize these came out in 1999-2003, I didn't end up reading them until 2006.

The only downside is so much happened and it changed the galaxy so much, there wasn't much 'going back' after that happened I suppose.
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Man I loved the New Jedi Order books. No one was sacred and anyone could die.

I also really like I, Jedi and the X-Wing books that were about Wedge and Corran Horn.

That Planet of Twilght book has to be one of the worst out there though. The Black Fleet Crisis ones were pretty bad as well.

We've been cataloging all our books in Good Reads the past couple days. You never realize how many books you have until you start counting them...

I've been reading through some Kingdom Keepers books. We picked up the first 5 from Goodwill the other day. I was thinking it would be kind of like Kingdom Hearts but so far it is a lot more localized to Disney World.
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I really should keep more active in here, given the amount of stuff I read.

Just finished The Passage by Justin Cronin, which was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Started an anthology of 21st Century SF writers that's pretty good so far.
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Not technically books but I just found a bunch of Choose Your Own Adventure-style games on the App Store. Nice!
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Reading "The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944" by Rick Atkinson.

Kind of dense at times, but really good stuff in there. Very comprehensive.
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