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Re: What are you currently reading?

DragonHarper?

 

I've never heard of that.... on a scale of one to ten, how good is it?

 

DragonHarper is a Pern novel that was written by Todd McCaffrey, Anne McCaffrey's son and I would give it a 91/2.  The first Pern novel  that he wrote was with his Mother and was titled DragonKin.  Todd has been his mothers first reader since he learned to read.  He has also been her sounding board so that he is fully aware of her world.  They have been very well recieved and with Anne's age she was happy to turn that world over to her son.  She is still involved just not doing all the writing.  I haven't gotten around to DragonHeart yet but I will when I finish the reading I must do for reviews that I have committed to in the last couple of weeks.

 

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Clippership14
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I was laid up and sick with a nasty cold all of Thanksgiving week so I took my younger sister's suggestion and read The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Granted, it's a middle-grade book but hey, I'm a parent, and I like to read what my kids might be someday. Luckily it was a very entertaining read and I enjoyed it. The Greek God Ares as a biker was especially funny. The best comparison I could give is this book is it's like a Greek version of Harry Potter in the sense that you have the Greek gods still at it in modern times. The half-mortal children even have their own special summer camp, Camp Half-Blood. Definitely a fun way to introduce Greek mythology to teens.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I'm reading Orson Scott  Card's Empire.  I have read other books by Card I liked, and wasn't prepared to jump into the middle of the series for December.  So far I like it.
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I just started The Name of the Wind - I'm already hooked. I've read maybe 25 pages and I'm looking for the next book. Rothfuss is my new favorite flavor.
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pagemaven wrote:
I just started The Name of the Wind - I'm already hooked. I've read maybe 25 pages and I'm looking for the next book. Rothfuss is my new favorite flavor.

 

Is that not INSANE how hooked you get form the very get go??? It's great! I am waiting anxiously for the next one!!! Why is there not a Name of the Wind thread?.... cause there should be.
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avidreader2 wrote:

pagemaven wrote:
I just started The Name of the Wind - I'm already hooked. I've read maybe 25 pages and I'm looking for the next book. Rothfuss is my new favorite flavor.

 

Is that not INSANE how hooked you get form the very get go??? It's great! I am waiting anxiously for the next one!!! Why is there not a Name of the Wind thread?.... cause there should be.

(chough) but there is. I'll once again*bump it up. (chuckle) Got to get you guys to check beyond page one every so often.

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Re: What are you currently reading?

 

The Name of the Wind

 
 

I finished off this book last night and really enjoyed it.  I found it slow starting.  You could see the artistry of the story through literary elements such as the three silences.  Noting the writing style is a two edged sword to me.  First I appreciate it-- like a poem.  But it can distract my ADD brain.  I need to be pulled into the story or artistry isn't’t enough for me.   But once this story got going the artistry blended into the story itself and I was so hooked.  I found this book to be lyrical-- sort of like De Lint, and exciting.   My greatest praise for a book is to say I saw the book unfold in my mind.  This book Unfolded.  Kvothe and Deena and Bast and all the characters breathed, and so did the magic. 

Wonderful. 

Now I am on to my hefty TBR pile.  Next up: Ghost Radio (Gout), Mistborn 1 (Sanderson), Every Last Drop (Huston),  and Shaman’s Crossing (Hobb). 

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TiggerBear wrote:

avidreader2 wrote:

pagemaven wrote:
I just started The Name of the Wind - I'm already hooked. I've read maybe 25 pages and I'm looking for the next book. Rothfuss is my new favorite flavor.

 

Is that not INSANE how hooked you get form the very get go??? It's great! I am waiting anxiously for the next one!!! Why is there not a Name of the Wind thread?.... cause there should be.

(chough) but there is. I'll once again*bump it up. (chuckle) Got to get you guys to check beyond page one every so often.

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avidreader2 wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

avidreader2 wrote:

pagemaven wrote:
I just started The Name of the Wind - I'm already hooked. I've read maybe 25 pages and I'm looking for the next book. Rothfuss is my new favorite flavor.

 

Is that not INSANE how hooked you get form the very get go??? It's great! I am waiting anxiously for the next one!!! Why is there not a Name of the Wind thread?.... cause there should be.

(chough) but there is. I'll once again*bump it up. (chuckle) Got to get you guys to check beyond page one every so often.

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Nahhh  I'm just wondering if I should have labeled it in BOLD. 

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TiggerBear wrote:

avidreader2 wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

avidreader2 wrote:

pagemaven wrote:
I just started The Name of the Wind - I'm already hooked. I've read maybe 25 pages and I'm looking for the next book. Rothfuss is my new favorite flavor.

 

Is that not INSANE how hooked you get form the very get go??? It's great! I am waiting anxiously for the next one!!! Why is there not a Name of the Wind thread?.... cause there should be.

(chough) but there is. I'll once again*bump it up. (chuckle) Got to get you guys to check beyond page one every so often.

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....I'm an idiot.... 

 


Nahhh  I'm just wondering if I should have labeled it in BOLD. 


HAHAHHAHA! That would probably help!
 What page IS it on, anyway? 

 

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Re: What are you currently reading?

Red Seas Under Red Skies- Scott Lynch. Locke Lamora, the second book. I really like these so far.

 

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Brad-

   Just taking time out to mention that I love your sign-off line. Ashe is a family favorite here, and that line is a regular movie line in the ongoing game.

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avidreader2 wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

avidreader2 wrote:

TiggerBear wrote:

avidreader2 wrote:

pagemaven wrote:
I just started The Name of the Wind - I'm already hooked. I've read maybe 25 pages and I'm looking for the next book. Rothfuss is my new favorite flavor.

 

Is that not INSANE how hooked you get form the very get go??? It's great! I am waiting anxiously for the next one!!! Why is there not a Name of the Wind thread?.... cause there should be.

(chough) but there is. I'll once again*bump it up. (chuckle) Got to get you guys to check beyond page one every so often.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
 
....I'm an idiot.... 

 


Nahhh  I'm just wondering if I should have labeled it in BOLD. 


HAHAHHAHA! That would probably help!
 What page IS it on, anyway? 

 


First page1 now, and if we can ever really get a discussion going mabey it'll stay there.

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pagemaven wrote:

Brad-

   Just taking time out to mention that I love your sign-off line. Ashe is a family favorite here, and that line is a regular movie line in the ongoing game.


 

Page,

I couldn't find a better tag line if tried for a book club post. I work with a LOT of Ashe fans. He's my IM avatar for my work IM. That whole scene in the cemetary looks like the sort of baloney my old gaming group would have pulled, lol!

 

Brad

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Just imminent danger, in the middle of it, me
Yes, Captain Hammers here, hair blowing in the breeze
And the day needs my saving expertise" - Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) from "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
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Re: What are you currently reading?

I am re reading Mossflower for entertainment and Siddhartha for class.
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Welcome, zamsag-

   Haven't heard of Mossflower. What's it?

 

Siddhartha? I don't have the energy for that one again.

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pagemaven wrote:

Welcome, zamsag-

   Haven't heard of Mossflower. What's it?

 

Siddhartha? I don't have the energy for that one again.


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Clippership14
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Re: What are you currently reading?

Just completed reading the other books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (that are out):

The Sea of Monsters

The Titan's Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

 

Very fun series and a great way to re-introduce young people to Greek mythology.

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Clippership14 wrote:

Just completed reading the other books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (that are out):

The Sea of Monsters

The Titan's Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

 

Very fun series and a great way to re-introduce young people to Greek mythology.


Greek Mythology is the BEST! I've read the Iliad and the Odessy four times... and I have three other mythology books that are GREAT for plane rides or car trips... I am a sucker for all things Greek, what can I say.... :smileytongue:

 

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avidreader2 wrote:

Clippership14 wrote:

Just completed reading the other books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (that are out):

The Sea of Monsters

The Titan's Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

 

Very fun series and a great way to re-introduce young people to Greek mythology.


Greek Mythology is the BEST! I've read the Iliad and the Odessy four times... and I have three other mythology books that are GREAT for plane rides or car trips... I am a sucker for all things Greek, what can I say.... :smileytongue:

 


 

I haven't read the Odessy in...well more years than I can remember, but reading this series of books brought back a lot of the characters from the Odessy to my mind. Greek mythology is a fascinating creature. These books deal a lot with the Titans too and many many monsters. (Oh, I should probably re-mention the first book in the series is The Lightning Thief to tie everything together and avoid confusion.)