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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4845 on: August 21, 2014, 07:46:49 PM »
Finished Watcher of the Dead by J.V. Jones. The Sword of Shadows series has been solid. It's not among my favorites, but I still like it. I wish the plotting were tighter and the pacing faster, but Jones does a good job with her world and characters. Now I'm waiting for what I think is the last book.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4846 on: August 21, 2014, 09:29:57 PM »
Finished Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes which is brilliant, now starting Blightborn by Chuck Wendig, second installment in the Heartland trilogy.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4847 on: August 21, 2014, 10:17:59 PM »
I'm overloading on epic fantasy at the moment by working through Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind and also Miles Cameron's Red Knight. The latter is fairly dark in tone, which may be why I've unusually picked up a second tome to accompany it.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4848 on: August 21, 2014, 10:51:18 PM »
Finally finished Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier and immediately picked up Son of the Shadows. So far so good - I'm hooked.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4849 on: August 22, 2014, 01:26:33 AM »
Finally finished Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier and immediately picked up Son of the Shadows. So far so good - I'm hooked.

I love Juliet Marillier!  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4850 on: August 22, 2014, 05:09:54 AM »
Finally finished Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier and immediately picked up Son of the Shadows. So far so good - I'm hooked.

I love Juliet Marillier!  :)

Me too!   :)

I'm finally reading Lies of Locke Lamora (I started it weeks ago, but kept wandering off to other books). It took me about 200 pages to get into it, but now I finally understand why so many people have this on their favorites list. Consider me hooked.


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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4851 on: August 22, 2014, 04:12:22 PM »
I'm finally reading Lies of Locke Lamora (I started it weeks ago, but kept wandering off to other books). It took me about 200 pages to get into it, but now I finally understand why so many people have this on their favorites list. Consider me hooked.

I found it took me a little while to get into Lies of Locke Lamora as well, but then it got to be a lot of fun.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4852 on: August 22, 2014, 05:16:59 PM »
The Incorruptibles by John Hornor Jacobs   

I would describe it as a Fantasy steampunk western novel  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4853 on: August 22, 2014, 10:01:43 PM »
I'm finally reading Lies of Locke Lamora (I started it weeks ago, but kept wandering off to other books). It took me about 200 pages to get into it, but now I finally understand why so many people have this on their favorites list. Consider me hooked.

I found it took me a little while to get into Lies of Locke Lamora as well, but then it got to be a lot of fun.

Thanks for this. Heard good things about it and now know that it's worth sticking with if I hit a rough patch with it. Should get round to reading it in the next few weeks, work depending.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4854 on: August 22, 2014, 10:17:42 PM »
I'm finally reading Lies of Locke Lamora (I started it weeks ago, but kept wandering off to other books). It took me about 200 pages to get into it, but now I finally understand why so many people have this on their favorites list. Consider me hooked.

I found it took me a little while to get into Lies of Locke Lamora as well, but then it got to be a lot of fun.

Thanks for this. Heard good things about it and now know that it's worth sticking with if I hit a rough patch with it. Should get round to reading it in the next few weeks, work depending.

It took me the first 100 pages, but then I was hooked. Definitely a favorite. The second's kinda meh, but the third is amazing. Probably better than the first.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4855 on: August 23, 2014, 12:02:49 AM »
I loved The Lies of Locke Lamora. I lent mine to a relative who lives in the US so my hard copy is far away these days but I bought that audiobook recently and am going through it right now. Still great.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4856 on: August 23, 2014, 08:34:35 AM »
I'm currently not reading anything. Not sure when I will, to be honest.

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I'm really enjoying Assassin's Apprentice :D I was afraid it would feel 'past its time', in the sense I should have read it years ago, to identify with 'young boy selected for great destiny' (I was almost expecting a Belgariad story), but it's not that at all, so much more than just that.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4857 on: August 23, 2014, 09:17:22 AM »


I'm currently not reading anything. Not sure when I will, to be honest.

I cannot do that. I have to be reading something. It is pure escapism for me, it helps me cope with work.

I finished Valor (I goddamn love that series) and I am onto The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan. Who was very sneaky and released it and the following book without me noticing.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4858 on: August 23, 2014, 10:44:18 AM »
Done with The Traitor Game (it's a really quick read) and back to giving Assassin's Apprentice a go. I really loved the Liveship trilogy so I'm a bit disappointed that I'm finding this one a bit of a slog so far. I'm not even halfway though so hoping it picks up.

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I found it a slog too and have pushed on into Book 2, but not feeling it. Does the Liveship trilogy have better progression? I've heard so many good things about Robin Hobb that I don't want to give up too easily.

Yes, definitely more of a pace to it. They're third person limited and from multiple perspectives, which I think does help to move things along. There's a... sort of subplot I found a bit boring

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but it only takes up a small part of the whole thing. Her character arcs are fantastic in it, too.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #4859 on: August 23, 2014, 10:51:15 AM »
The Liveships is very fast paced. Multiple POVs. A lot less introspection. Etc ...
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