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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4470 on: March 31, 2014, 08:30:37 AM »
Finished House of Chains, and have now also started Midnight Tides.  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4471 on: March 31, 2014, 08:38:32 AM »
Started reading The Blade Itself last night. It the first time I read something from Joe Abercrombie, so I'm excited, after all I've read about him.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4472 on: March 31, 2014, 01:02:13 PM »
After an awful lot of faffing about and being unable to stick to the one book, I seem to have finally settled on The Way of Kings - so far I'm loving the magic and the worldbuilding. Lovely stuff!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4473 on: April 01, 2014, 05:08:04 AM »
Managed to snag To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, either free or for $.99 recently. I remembered a good friend recommended it as funny SFF. I'm enjoying it tremendously so far. It's almost slapstick time travel humor

It was too much of that for me. I much prefer everything else she has written, especially "Passage".

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4474 on: April 02, 2014, 11:41:47 AM »
Currently reading The Written (Emaneska 1) by Ben Galley.

For a self published young author I am very impressed. I'm about half way through and can already see myself picking up book two in the series

Also reading Hobb's The Inheritance on the side :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4475 on: April 03, 2014, 10:36:33 AM »
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. Following it with King & then Emperor, at this point I've no idea how the series is gonna turn out.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4476 on: April 03, 2014, 01:11:34 PM »
Traitors Blade by Sebastian decastel, shadowmarch by tad williams and mayhem by sarah pinborough.  All are pretty good so far!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4477 on: April 03, 2014, 05:56:02 PM »
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?
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4478 on: April 03, 2014, 07:17:33 PM »
Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts, a collection of SF short stories.  Pretty good so far, punchy and thought-provoking.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4479 on: April 03, 2014, 09:18:11 PM »
I'm dazed from finishing Midnight Tides.
Nothing else reading at the moment. I may need a few days of rest...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4480 on: April 05, 2014, 11:08:15 AM »
Just finished Cyteen (C J Cherryh).  I found it really tough going for the first 150 pages, but when the story finally kicked in, it was one of the deepest and most intense things I've read in years.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4481 on: April 06, 2014, 12:59:52 PM »
I finished The Corpe Rat King by Lee Battersby - love the way Battersby writes in terms of his macabre details/descriptions. I also enjoyed the characters acerbic quips, but somehow didn't connect with the overall story or protagonist. I also listened to The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - first audiobook where I have noticed mood music. Very strange and distracting from an otherwise good book. Was a darker book than I anticipated (a good thing for me).

Moving on to Moon's Artifice by Tom Lloyd. Only a chapter in, but really (really) enjoy reading it so far.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4482 on: April 08, 2014, 01:18:16 AM »
Yesterday I read Parable of the Talents, by Octavia Butler. It was the sequel to my favorite sci-fi book ever, and it was good, but... not Parable of the Sower. It gave me a big sad that she'll never write another book, though.

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.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4483 on: April 08, 2014, 08:10:37 AM »
I'm now on Burn, by Julianna Baggott, the last of her trilogy.
I admit having picked up the first book based on the cover (a pristine shiny white, book called Pure), and I loved it, quite a disturbing story - think powerful bombs going off and at that moment people being fused to whatever was near: dolls, birds, brother, children... This is the story of after.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4484 on: April 08, 2014, 01:13:15 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
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