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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4485 on: April 08, 2014, 03:09:11 PM »
Today I started Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and it's delightful. Like Terry Pratchett meets literary surrealism.

we love her Fairyland books!  Especially the first one, the language and sentences, and ideas, and just about everything!


I'm in such a reading slump at the moment, I can't focus on anything longer than a few pages (or a magazine article).  But I did manage to re-read Captain Vorpatril's Alliance over the weekend, which is the first book I've finished in ages!
i'm also reading What Makes This Book So Good, which is a collection of blog posts by Jo Walton, which is fine for my lack of concentrating

IKR?! This book is such a breath of fresh air. (She says, having read a lot of dark stuff lately.)

When ever I'm too distractable for novels, I turn to short stories. Maybe that'll help get back in your game? Tor.com has a lot of good stuff up for free.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4486 on: April 08, 2014, 08:59:50 PM »
Just started Esslemont's Night of Knives. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4487 on: April 09, 2014, 10:21:48 PM »
Reading Return of the Crimson Guard.  After finishing all the Erickson Malazan novels. Liking this one much better than night of knives

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4488 on: April 10, 2014, 01:58:12 AM »
Where the heck has this site been hiding? Loved reading this thread as I'm always trying to find the next stores to read :-)
I'm strange as I am now only willing to read finished series due to the torture of ASOIAF. I just can't stand waiting for a new book to come out. So as much as I'd love to start Way of Kings, Dagger and Coin, or the Kingkiller chronicles I just can't do it. Have tackled the Erickson and ICE Malazan Books, Acacia Trilogy (loved), Long Price Quartet (can't believe more people don't talk about it), and WOT (first 4 and last few books rocked) the last year. Just started Mistborn this week based on my being impressed with Brandon Sanderson finishing WOT.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4489 on: April 10, 2014, 05:50:59 AM »
hi everyone, i started to read a book called The Gates Of Oblivion, does anyone knows it?? if not i think you should give it a try, is very original

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4490 on: April 10, 2014, 10:40:45 AM »
Traitors Blade by Sebastian decastel, shadowmarch by tad williams and mayhem by sarah pinborough.  All are pretty good so far!

Not going to wait till next month and read Mayhem with the book club?

Yeah,  I realised like a chapter in so ive put it down for now :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4491 on: April 11, 2014, 08:21:18 AM »
I'm now on Burn, by Julianna Baggott, the last of her trilogy.

Quite underwhelmed by this book, unfortunately, especially the end which was really poor, both from a plot and a logical narrative perspective.
I don't think I'll read more from her, as she now joined the list of authors who ruined great amazing ideas with very poor books, same as Liesel Schwarz (although Julianna had 2.5 great books and only slipped halfway through book 3, and Liesel only really lasted half a book...).


Due to stress and stuff going on I decided to re-read one of my favourite books, Dahlquist's The glass books of the dream eaters, read the whole trilogy again, and it's great the little things you discover once you have an idea of how the story will go :)

(I need to start a thread asking for suggestions, hehe)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4492 on: April 11, 2014, 11:40:20 AM »
Night of Knives (Malazan Empire #1) by Ian C Esslemont.  :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4493 on: April 13, 2014, 06:02:48 PM »
I listened to Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves with my boys. It was quite a hit with them. I am also almost half way through Moon's Artifice by Tom Lloyd and am really quite surprised I have not heard more people talk about this book. Really enjoying it so far.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4494 on: April 13, 2014, 06:13:50 PM »
I am also almost half way through Moon's Artifice by Tom Lloyd and am really quite surprised I have not heard more people talk about this book. Really enjoying it so far.

I loved it, one of my favourite books this year :D
Have you read his previous series, Twilight Reign? It's amazing and epic!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4495 on: April 13, 2014, 06:43:23 PM »
I listened to Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves with my boys. It was quite a hit with them.
I can imagine! Still have the sequel in my TBR.
If they liked Interworld, you may want to try Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones. It's similar and very cool too.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4496 on: April 13, 2014, 07:20:13 PM »
Just started reading Johannes Cabal the Detective, and realized too late that it's the second book rather than the first.  But no problem there; character, setting, background and all are well set-up, so I don't feel like I've missed anything.  Enjoying it so far!

Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4497 on: April 14, 2014, 06:11:10 AM »
The Drowning Girl by Caitlin Kiernan, dark/mythic fantasy. I had to put it aside for a while because her The Red Tree was my favorite book in at least a year and I got irrationally angry at this one for not being the same book, but now that I've had a little time apart from it I'm appreciating it much more.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4498 on: April 14, 2014, 07:02:44 AM »
Daughter of the Empire (thia months book club read).

Enjoying it so far.  :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4499 on: April 14, 2014, 09:14:41 PM »
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, and very nice it is too.