What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby raisindot » Thu May 16, 2013 2:14 pm

chris.ph wrote:still undecided mate, i dont think its on my wavelength to be honest, i preferred Armageddon the musical


See, that's how I felt about The Colour of Magic. If that had been my first DW book I doubt I ever would have gone on to read the others. I think Knees Up Mother Earth was my first Rankin, and though it's later in that series, it got me hooked on him.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 16, 2013 2:17 pm

I read Snuff Fiction first. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby HANSOLOBIKER » Thu May 16, 2013 3:25 pm

The Moon Maze Game by Larry Niven and Stephen Barnes. Love the Dream Park stories and it's been a while since the last one.Up there with the others.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Fri May 17, 2013 9:14 pm

Sharlene sent me a book that she read recently and loved and I'm enjoying it too.

It's: "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. The story tells of Harold who is recently retired and married to Maureen and living in Kingsbridge in Devon. Out of the blue he gets a letter from a woman that he hadn't heard from in years who is dying of cancer in Berwick Upon Tweed. He writes a quick letter back to her and goes to post it and ends up walking all the way there.

It's one of those books that grabs you as soon as you start to read it and it is beautifully written. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Dotsie » Sat May 18, 2013 7:16 pm

That's on my to read pile already, glad to hear it's good :)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Mon May 20, 2013 7:29 am

Its caught my eye once or twice and the author has a new book coming out as well.

I started Capital by John Lanchester. Its enjoyable so far. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Mon May 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Catch-up wrote:I've started reading The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern. I love her books! This one is good so far too.


I loved it!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Fri May 24, 2013 12:26 pm

Just finished Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson. It was really good!

As the only one in the family without magic, Makeda has decided to move out on her own and make a life for herself among the claypicken humans. But when her father goes missing, Makeda will have to find her own power--and reconcile with her twin sister, Abby-if she's to have a hope of saving him . . .

We'd had to be cut free of our mother's womb. She'd never have been able to push the two-headed sport that was me and Abby out the usual way. Abby and I were fused, you see. Conjoined twins. Abby's head, torso and left arm protruded from my chest. But here's the real kicker; Abby had the magic, I didn't. Far as the Family was concerned, Abby was one of them, though cursed, as I was, with the tragic flaw of mortality.

Now adults, Makeda and Abby still share their childhood home. The surgery to separate the two girls gave Abby a permanent limp, but left Makeda with what feels like an even worse deformity: no mojo. The daughters of a celestial demigod and a human woman, Makeda and Abby were raised by their magical father, the god of growing things--an unusual childhood that made them extremely close. Ever since Abby's magical talent began to develop, though, in the form of an unearthly singing voice, the sisters have become increasingly distant.

Today, Makeda has decided it's high time to move out and make her own life among the other nonmagical, claypicken humans--after all, she's one of them. In Cheerful Rest, a run-down warehouse, Makeda finds exactly what she's been looking for: a place to get some space from Abby and begin building her own independent life. There's even a resident band, led by the charismatic (and attractive) building superintendent.

But when her father goes missing, Makeda will have to find her own talent--and reconcile with Abby--if she's to have a hope of saving him . . .
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Fri May 31, 2013 11:28 am

Just got my hands on Dead Ever After. :D The last Sookie book. :(
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri May 31, 2013 9:14 pm

Lucky you Susanne I will have to wait till I get over to Worldcon before I can get a copy, the UK covers are so bland, and I don't want a cuckcoo on the bookshelf.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby =Tamar » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:57 am

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold. It's the final book in the long-running series of Vorkosigan novels, and as I expected, is filled with humor, action, and explosions. Ivan, who despite his family connections has carefully avoided anything serious in favor of social life, finds himself in a serious situation. Although it probably can be read by itself, it's best to read at least one other Vorkosigan novel first or you won't really understand what's going on. I suggest starting with Warrior's Apprentice.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby chillicamper » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:39 am

Just finished The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence.

A brilliant book about a boy who is hit by a meteor and afterwards suffers from epilepsy. It charts his unlikely friendship with a reclusive widower and covers such topics as meteorites, marijuana, abduction, terminal illness and euthanasia.

It's funny, it's sad.......but above all it's beautifully written.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:52 am

Hey, =Tamar, I've been meaning to read Captain Vorpatril's Alliance. I'm only a quarter of the way through it, though.

Anyway, I've managed to read quite a few things since I last posted in this thread. On the manga front, I have read the first seven volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh!, before it degenerated into that BS about card games, as well as the first few volumes of a series that I liked from the get-go, Fullmetal Alchemist.

On the graphic novels front, I have finished reading the highly disturbing Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, as well as the latest (and mildly disappointing) volume of the excellent series The Unwritten.

Most of what I have read in more substantial works are Doctor Who novels, although there have been some excellent ones: Festival of Death by Jonathan Morris, Dreams of Empire by Justin Richards, and the very latest release, Harvest of Time by noted science fiction author Alastair Reynolds. Oh, and I read a novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden called Joe Golem and the Drowning City.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:32 am

One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:32 pm

Finished Dead Ever After. I was really dreading the ending because I was sure I wouldn't like it. But I think she ended it perfectly!
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