What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:44 pm

That's a good book Bouncy I enjoyed it, also Odd and the Frost Giants was a good read. :mrgreen:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:48 pm

I liked Odd a lot but its a tad basic as well.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:50 pm

Catch-up wrote:I don't think I even made it 2 chapters into A Casual Vacancy before giving up on it.

I'm seconding The Graveyard Book Bouncy!

Have to agree on Casual Vacancy. I finished it but forced my way to the end. Its nasty and crude in parts. Its over the top when it didn't need to be.
It was the reading equivalent of a brick in the face at times.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Freebie » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:22 pm

^ Just let me get to the end and we'll see. ;) To be frank, I didn't expect it to be really good; the subject matter doesn't interest me too much.

I will say already when J.K. uses more mature wordings they are a bit like a slap in the face! They seem so forcibly written down in comparison with the obviously more child-friendly Harry Potter books.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby raisindot » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Catch-up wrote:Just started Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. :D


Finished it in about two days. Reading Evanovich is like eating M&Ms--every time you read one it's almost indistinguishable from the last one, but it's still irresistible. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:40 pm

Loved Odd and the Frost Giants too.

I think that's a large part of the problem Freebie, she's trying too hard. But hopefully you'll get some enjoyment out of reading it. It's awful to get all the way through a book and wonder why you bothered.

Perfect comparison Raisin!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:58 pm

raisindot wrote:
Catch-up wrote:Just started Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. :D


Finished it in about two days. Reading Evanovich is like eating M&Ms--every time you read one it's almost indistinguishable from the last one, but it's still irresistible. :D



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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby chris.ph » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:48 pm

raising steam on my kindle :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:11 pm

Read it for the 1st time on my Kindle, book is for the 2nd. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:02 pm

raisindot wrote:
Catch-up wrote:Just started Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. :D


Finished it in about two days. Reading Evanovich is like eating M&Ms--every time you read one it's almost indistinguishable from the last one, but it's still irresistible. :D


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I read Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Next, I was going to read Dr Sleep but after looking at the Bromeliad trilogy topic I think I'll read that again. I haven't read any of TP's books this year yet so that'll be a good start I think.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:31 am

Not a book per-say but I've gotten in to a long and I mean long running steam punk web comic series
Girl Genius
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:52 am

Reading the Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley. Its a debut novel and its damn good so far. A decent fantasy similar to Blood Song which was one of my favourite books from last year
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:35 am

Ghost wrote:Not a book per-say but I've gotten in to a long and I mean long running steam punk web comic series
Girl Genius


It's really good. There's also not only physical graphic novel releases of the series (it actually started as a print comic), but they've released two novelisations so far: Agatha H and the Airship City and Agatha H and the Clockwork Princess. A third novelisation's on the way.

There's a Discworld reference here:

http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070112

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Ghost » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:56 am

thats quite a but further than I read to so far
I didn’t know it was a comic first thank you
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Freebie » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:48 pm

Okay, so I finished The Casual Vacancy. I didn't think it was too bad, yet it lacked any excitement, not enough perhaps happened, and nothing too new was brought to the table. I won't be rushing to read it again for the next few years. :)

Now reading William Goldman - The Princess Bride
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