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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6075 on: May 31, 2015, 06:52:12 PM »
Degree done! :o

CONGRATS!! :)

Finished Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls last night. What a beautiful story. Found the writing to be very compelling - I was gripped the whole way, even if I could see what it was all about from the beginning. And the ending of the book actually felt perfect.

Loved that book. Keep meaning to read another one of his books.

I finished Day Four Absolutely loved it, one of the funnest and creepiest books. And I will never set foot on a cruise ship.

I started both The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigulpa and Last Call by Tim Powers for the book club.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6076 on: May 31, 2015, 06:54:36 PM »
Looking between Varjak Paw, re-read of The Scar, or short stories from the Rogues anthology.
Went for Varjak Paw. A modern children's classic, I think. Genuinely loved it.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6077 on: May 31, 2015, 07:00:03 PM »
Hehe thank you all, I appreciate it!  :) Currently mired in the Russian Revolution!

I read the first week's part of Last Call last night for the book club - it is excellent! So impressed with Powers' writing - recommend anyone thinking about it grabs a copy and joins in!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6078 on: May 31, 2015, 07:15:11 PM »
Now I am at my third attempt to continue Blood of Elves, which I started four months ago but also got distracted from by shorter novels. I actually really love it so far, but when you're reading a 2000 page series, shoving in a short one on the side always seems like such a minor thing that should be quickly done.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6079 on: May 31, 2015, 08:18:11 PM »
Aside: I'll congratulate Idlewilder on Wednesday, when his degree will actually be done, after the last exam. Not yet ;)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6080 on: May 31, 2015, 10:28:53 PM »
You're correct, Bea! Come 1pm on Wednesday I'll be collapsing with relief (I hope).
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6081 on: June 01, 2015, 12:52:14 AM »
FWill now start reading Pratchett's Reaper Man  :)

Saraband, all TP's books about DEATH are amazing, but that one is excellent. Hope you enjoy it, it conjures up so many hilarious pictures in the imagination, best not read in public. ;)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6082 on: June 01, 2015, 12:34:16 PM »
FWill now start reading Pratchett's Reaper Man  :)

Saraband, all TP's books about DEATH are amazing, but that one is excellent. Hope you enjoy it, it conjures up so many hilarious pictures in the imagination, best not read in public. ;)

I'm loving it so far (I'm noticing I've been saying this about every Discworld book aside from Faust Eric), @Lady Ty! I've been reading the Discworld novels in order, but so far Mort has been my absolute favorite and since then I've been looking forward to reading the next novel about DEATH  ;D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6083 on: June 01, 2015, 12:46:54 PM »
FWill now start reading Pratchett's Reaper Man  :)

Saraband, all TP's books about DEATH are amazing, but that one is excellent. Hope you enjoy it, it conjures up so many hilarious pictures in the imagination, best not read in public. ;)

I'm loving it so far (I'm noticing I've been saying this about every Discworld book aside from Faust Eric), @Lady Ty! I've been reading the Discworld novels in order, but so far Mort has been my absolute favorite and since then I've been looking forward to reading the next novel about DEATH  ;D

Mort is @Elfy's favourite ever Discworld book too, and he's read all of them except the last one (or maybe two).


I'm currently reading:

Of Noble Family - Mary Robinette Kowal (5th & final of the Glamourist Histories)
Daring - something Elliott (or maybe Elliott something  :))

And I've got a rapidly growing pile of TBR that Elfy keeps saying I have to read Next...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6084 on: June 01, 2015, 09:21:48 PM »
I've started Lauren Owen's The quick.
To be honest, I couldn't remember why it was on my wishlist, but when I saw it at the library and read the blurb, it sounded ok, sort of victorian ghost story in private clubs.

And now I've just did a search on it here on F-F and found this:
"A tale of vampires and those seeking their power. Atmospheric and evocative, capturing everything that made the classic vampire stories so thrilling."

I didn't know it was classic vampires, yay :D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6085 on: June 04, 2015, 05:01:39 AM »
Finished The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington. I really enjoyed this book. Ever since finishing The Wheel of Time, I've been looking for something that captures the spirit of that series (though perhaps not the long-winded writing style). In this book, I finally found it. It was all the things I liked about The Wheel of Time without all the tedious and superfluous bits. If you're a fan of Jordan and Sanderson, this book is definitely worth checking out.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6086 on: June 04, 2015, 10:43:52 AM »
I finished The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe yesterday. This book beat Prince of Thorns to win the 2012 Morningstar award. I liked it quite a lot, but I think PoT was the standout book in the shortlist. I'd have placed Heir of Night second. It's a more traditional youngish girl and boy coming into their power sort of story, but with an interesting setting.

I've read the whole shortlist for that year, and my rankings would be as follows:

1. Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence
2. The Heir of Night - Helen Lowe (actual winner)
3. Songs of the Earth - Elspeth Cooper
4. Among Thieves - Douglas Hulick
5. The Unremembered - Peter Orullian

I sort of started a similar exercise with the 2013 shortlist, but other things got in the way, and so far I've only read two of the five (Malice and Throne of the Crescent Moon). It's a lot easier to do the Morningstar than it is the Legend, since the Morningstar is almost always going to be book 1 in the series.

I am now reading Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6087 on: June 05, 2015, 02:11:54 PM »
Finished the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. I really loved (ha!) the core message. Great characters, excellent story.

Starting Mistborn today.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6088 on: June 05, 2015, 02:20:03 PM »
Just finished Redshirts by John Scalzi, not fantasy I know but I'm trying to branch out. It was an amazing satire of science fiction TV shows as well as an amazing story in its own right. Just about to start The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett, I have high hopes!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6089 on: June 05, 2015, 02:33:54 PM »
Finished the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. I really loved (ha!) the core message. Great characters, excellent story.

Starting Mistborn today.

Happy you continued on with the story.
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