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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4665 on: June 23, 2014, 02:30:53 PM »
Just finished Prince Of Fools by Mark Lawrence which is brilliant, now reading Rogues an anthology edited by George RR Martin and Hive Monkey by Gareth L Powell
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4666 on: June 24, 2014, 08:30:56 AM »
I am now reading a song of ice and fire beginning with a game of thrones...its going to be epic

Such a great series. I'm planning on re-reading it before Winds of Winter comes out. Enjoy! :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4667 on: June 28, 2014, 10:31:40 AM »
I had a bit of a fantasy-break bookwise, and a dud, but now I'm reading Elspeth Cooper's volume 2, Trinity Rising.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4668 on: June 28, 2014, 06:44:08 PM »
I had a bit of a fantasy-break bookwise, and a dud, but now I'm reading Elspeth Cooper's volume 2, Trinity Rising.

(more comments when we have the 'what did you read in June' thread)
I enjoyed the first two but have the third still in my TBR. If you are going to read it we could read it together. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4669 on: June 28, 2014, 08:30:11 PM »
I finished King Rat with the book club. Was OK. Loved some aspects of it. Found some other aspects of it rather meh.

Almost done with Tower Lord, also started Traitor's Blade which is really fun and entertaining from the little bit I've read so far.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4670 on: June 28, 2014, 10:08:04 PM »
I had a bit of a fantasy-break bookwise, and a dud, but now I'm reading Elspeth Cooper's volume 2, Trinity Rising.

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I enjoyed the first two but have the third still in my TBR. If you are going to read it we could read it together. :)

you could have a read along  :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4671 on: June 28, 2014, 11:20:31 PM »
Just finished King of Thorns. Great ending. Think I'll finish Count of Monte Cristo before moving on to Emperor of Thorns.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4672 on: June 29, 2014, 12:00:10 PM »
now I'm reading Elspeth Cooper's volume 2, Trinity Rising.
I enjoyed the first two but have the third still in my TBR. If you are going to read it we could read it together. :)
you could have a read along  :)

I'll have to check if my library has got book 3, as I don't like them enough to buy (checked - it does).
To be honest, I'm a bit underwhelmed with 2. You normally read after 1 to immerse yourself deeper into the story and the characters, but after 150 odd pages this feels like a completely new book, bar the odd reference to events in 1 - I know you're learning about what came before/during, but I'm not enjoying it much, maybe it's simply the wrong time for it...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4673 on: June 29, 2014, 12:56:17 PM »
now I'm reading Elspeth Cooper's volume 2, Trinity Rising.
I enjoyed the first two but have the third still in my TBR. If you are going to read it we could read it together. :)
you could have a read along  :)

I'll have to check if my library has got book 3, as I don't like them enough to buy (checked - it does).
To be honest, I'm a bit underwhelmed with 2. You normally read after 1 to immerse yourself deeper into the story and the characters, but after 150 odd pages this feels like a completely new book, bar the odd reference to events in 1 - I know you're learning about what came before/during, but I'm not enjoying it much, maybe it's simply the wrong time for it...
Yeah, I think I thought the same in the beginning but if I remember right, it gets better in the second half and the third should bring all the story lines together. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4674 on: June 29, 2014, 04:04:23 PM »
In the style of some great political turnarounds...i am going to drop what i am reading at the moment (Malice it was a re read) and begin re reading the Broken Empire trilogy in preparation for something..onwards with Prince of Thorns.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4675 on: June 29, 2014, 10:10:29 PM »
Slowly getting back into reading after a four month hiatus due to RL getting in the way!

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4676 on: June 30, 2014, 12:51:19 AM »
Wrapped up Steelheart and on to Kristin Cashore's Graceling.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4677 on: June 30, 2014, 01:08:15 AM »
I've just started Dark Current, the first of Jacqueline Carey's Agent of Hel urban fantasy series. It's my first Carey (I never got around to reading Kushiel) and it's started off very promisingly.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4678 on: June 30, 2014, 01:23:02 AM »
Just started Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer, by Jonathan L. Howard.  Accidentally read the second book first, so now gone back to this, the first one.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4679 on: June 30, 2014, 02:10:29 AM »
On my trip to DC, I finished Mark Lawrence's King of Thorns. Amazing is an understatement.

Thinking about jumping into the sequel, or perhaps the book club.
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