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Re: What are you currently reading?

 


sifu-hotman wrote:

 

Couldn't finish Dead Witch Walking, or Fool Moon.

Did finish Misfortune, but that one wasn't a paranormal.

Having a hard time getting into anything right now; don't know why. 

 


 

 

I'm surprised you couldn'y get into DWW – Kim Harrison is usually "money." That is one series that gets exponentially better with each installment though – I wouldn't give upon it.

 

Paul

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Working on "The Lees of laughters End" It's a fairly short side story off of Steve Erickson's Malazan series. Honestly, not really gonna recommend it. It's the first Erickson, Malazan book I've had trouble getting into. I've got a couple holds at the library on tap, The latest Pratchett discworld book and Canticle. Those oughtta keep me outta trouble ( no,  really! I can stay out of trouble. Honest.)

 

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Bradinator1 wrote:

Working on "The Lees of laughters End" It's a fairly short side story off of Steve Erickson's Malazan series. Honestly, not really gonna recommend it. It's the first Erickson, Malazan book I've had trouble getting into. I've got a couple holds at the library on tap, The latest Pratchett discworld book and Canticle. Those oughtta keep me outta trouble ( no,  really! I can stay out of trouble. Honest.)

 

Brad


 

 

Thanks Brad, I've got that one in the pile...and I've been going back and forth about it for months! That's why I love these forums!

 

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Re: What are you currently reading?


paulgoatallen wrote:

 


Bradinator1 wrote:

Working on "The Lees of laughters End" It's a fairly short side story off of Steve Erickson's Malazan series. Honestly, not really gonna recommend it. It's the first Erickson, Malazan book I've had trouble getting into. I've got a couple holds at the library on tap, The latest Pratchett discworld book and Canticle. Those oughtta keep me outta trouble ( no,  really! I can stay out of trouble. Honest.)

 

Brad


 

 

Thanks Brad, I've got that one in the pile...and I've been going back and forth about it for months! That's why I love these forums!

 

Paul


I'm here for ya, Boss. It's just weirdly written. Really disjointed.....if I were to use one word to describe it, I'd have to say "goofy" or "silly". I generally enjoy his sense of humor in the books, but this was a little bit much.

 

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I have been going through Torchwood withdrawls so I finally picked up my first book based off the series and I loved it.  Can't wait for my next one.

 

Torchwood 

 

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Wheeee! I'm on "Unseen Academicals" by Terry Pratchett. The faculty at the Unseen University fields the Ankh-Morpork version of a soccer team. Now won't that be fun! So far, pretty dang funny.

 

 

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Bradinator1 wrote:

Wheeee! I'm on "Unseen Academicals" by Terry Pratchett. The faculty at the Unseen University fields the Ankh-Morpork version of a soccer team. Now won't that be fun! So far, pretty dang funny.

 

 

Brad


Brad:
That one is on my pile too – please give me your thoughts when you're done!
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paulgoatallen wrote:

Ryan_G wrote:

I just read about two books and I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about them.

 

 

Ariel 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magicians 

 

Ryan:

I just received my copy of Elegy Beach – the sequel to Ariel – yesterday and I am so excited to read it and Ariel! I've talked to some people in the publishing business and they've specifically brought up Boyett and told me to "read him asap!"

 

I am thinking about making Elegy Beach a feature in November –it comes out in late September –  so if you read Ariel, let me know what you thought!

 

Paul 


 

I am listening to the Mgicians but not loving it. I hear it was kind of like a Harry Potter for adults. So far to me though I think would mostly appeal to YA males. The MC is a kind of unlikable 18-23 or so year old.

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sifu-hotman wrote:

sifu-hotman wrote:
Right Now reading 

The Smoke Thief  

 

Still not sure how I feel about it.


No, I don't think I like it. 

 


 

I loved it, but I love a lot of romance in my paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy. It was very popular with paranormal romance people and the series still is.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

 


Bonnie824 wrote:

sifu-hotman wrote:

sifu-hotman wrote:
Right Now reading 

The Smoke Thief  

 

Still not sure how I feel about it.


No, I don't think I like it. 

 


 

I loved it, but I love a lot of romance in my paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy. It was very popular with paranormal romance people and the series still is.


 

Definatly fantasy romance.

 

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I am currently reading The Cleric Quintet   By R.A. Salvatore

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Re: What are you currently reading?


paulgoatallen wrote:

 


sifu-hotman wrote:

 

Couldn't finish Dead Witch Walking, or Fool Moon.

Did finish Misfortune, but that one wasn't a paranormal.

Having a hard time getting into anything right now; don't know why. 

 


 

 

I'm surprised you couldn'y get into DWW – Kim Harrison is usually "money." That is one series that gets exponentially better with each installment though – I wouldn't give upon it.

 

Paul



Something about the story setting didn't sit well with me. But I probably will give it another shot in the future. Cause I really wanted to like the book. 
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Bonnie824 wrote:

sifu-hotman wrote:

sifu-hotman wrote:
Right Now reading 

The Smoke Thief  

 

Still not sure how I feel about it.


No, I don't think I like it. 

 


 

I loved it, but I love a lot of romance in my paranormal/sci-fi/fantasy. It was very popular with paranormal romance people and the series still is.


 

That's why i didn't like it - too much romance, not enough adventure and fantasy. 

 

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Thanks Bonnie,

 

I actually read it a month ago and I liked it but I'm still not totally sold on it.  I found it to be a odd mixture of Harry Potter, Narnia, and The Secret History.  I wish there had been more of the Narnia aspect to it actually.  That part of the book wasn't long enough for me and felt rushed.


Bonnie824 wrote:

paulgoatallen wrote:

Ryan_G wrote:

I just read about two books and I was wondering if anyone had heard anything about them.

 

 

Ariel 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magicians 

 

Ryan:

I just received my copy of Elegy Beach – the sequel to Ariel – yesterday and I am so excited to read it and Ariel! I've talked to some people in the publishing business and they've specifically brought up Boyett and told me to "read him asap!"

 

I am thinking about making Elegy Beach a feature in November –it comes out in late September –  so if you read Ariel, let me know what you thought!

 

Paul 


 

I am listening to the Mgicians but not loving it. I hear it was kind of like a Harry Potter for adults. So far to me though I think would mostly appeal to YA males. The MC is a kind of unlikable 18-23 or so year old.


 

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I am currently reading Moby Dick by Herman Melville (because I'm waiting on my next two books to arrive from the states).

 

I just finished A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.  I can't wait for the next 3 to get here!!

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Along with reading Canticle (Psalms of Isaak Series #2) and discussing this book I am sneaking in  Avempartha.

 

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I finally read Foundation by Mercedes Lackey.  Typical Valdemar book, which for me is a good thing.

 

 

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Ryan_G wrote:

I finally read Foundation by Mercedes Lackey.  Typical Valdemar book, which for me is a good thing.

 

 


 

 

Ah.....Valdemar. I haven't read a Valdemar novel in years.... One of the most vividly described and fully realized fantasy realms ever imagined.

 

Paul

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It's a wonderful real and I agree it's very well thought out and executed.


paulgoatallen wrote:

 


Ryan_G wrote:

I finally read Foundation by Mercedes Lackey.  Typical Valdemar book, which for me is a good thing.

 

 


 

 

Ah.....Valdemar. I haven't read a Valdemar novel in years.... One of the most vividly described and fully realized fantasy realms ever imagined.

 

Paul


 

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