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Re: Book Thread Continued
« Reply #1125 on: January 16, 2012, 01:47:26 PM »
I am 103 pages into the second book, and I can tell that it isn't going to be as good. Not that I found the first one AMAZING, or anything, but I liked it enough to know this isn't as good.

It's making the love interest (or lack of) the centre of the story, and I'm not interested in teen romance.

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« Reply #1126 on: January 23, 2012, 06:15:14 PM »
Are there any self-published authors around? I am curious as to how the experience has gone for you. Do you publish physical books, digital books or both and through what sites?

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Re: Book Thread Continued
« Reply #1127 on: January 26, 2012, 03:20:44 PM »
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« Reply #1128 on: January 27, 2012, 07:27:26 AM »
I finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King, finally.  Easily his best book in the last decade..if not longer. Simply amazing.
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« Reply #1129 on: January 27, 2012, 10:25:16 AM »
I have a little less than a quarter left of 2666. This is a big book.
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« Reply #1130 on: January 29, 2012, 04:51:00 PM »
Okay, finished Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games book. It was actually better than it looked like it was going to be.

Reading the third one now, but I'm pretty annoyed. There seems to have been a fuck up on page 58-59, as it seems to have a VERY large chunk of narrative missing, like the entire chapter is out of sequence.

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« Reply #1131 on: January 30, 2012, 10:47:57 PM »
I'm currently reading.... the first Winnie-the-Pooh book.

And it's lovely. I just have a lot of children's books to read right now (sort of doing research for something). "Aesop's Fables" and "The Wind in the Willows" are next, followed by some of Kipling's "Just So Stories", maybe. :)

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« Reply #1132 on: January 31, 2012, 02:40:40 AM »
Okay, finished Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games book. It was actually better than it looked like it was going to be.

Reading the third one now, but I'm pretty annoyed. There seems to have been a fuck up on page 58-59, as it seems to have a VERY large chunk of narrative missing, like the entire chapter is out of sequence.

AUGH that happened to me w/ the 1/2 blood prince. There was a chunk of 35 pages missing where the last 35 pages repeated. It was right in the heat of things too.

I freaked

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« Reply #1133 on: January 31, 2012, 12:36:08 PM »
Upon further inspection I have since learned that the rest of the entire fucking book is a mish-mash of chapters from the first and second book. They don't even follow the narrative of their respective books.


What. The. Fuck.

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« Reply #1134 on: January 31, 2012, 05:03:31 PM »
I'm currently re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reading one of my favorite books, "The Brothel in Rosenstrasse" by Michael Moorcock.  I'm not even gonna attempt to describe the book, because I wouldn't do it justice.

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« Reply #1135 on: February 01, 2012, 07:37:18 PM »
I'm finally gonna hit the classic stuff from days of yore. First up is The Time Machine. After that...Moby Dick perhaps.
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« Reply #1136 on: February 02, 2012, 06:52:42 AM »
I'm three-hundred something pages into A Dance With Dragons.  I'm enjoying it a lot.  I love how it takes me to all kinds of locales.  Where Feast was mostly in and around King's Langing, Dance has me in so many places, especially Essos.  I can see how many readers felt impatient at the Danaerys chapters, but patience is a virtue, virtue is a grace, and grace was a little girl who always washed her face.  

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Re: Book Thread Continued
« Reply #1137 on: February 02, 2012, 03:14:48 PM »
I finished the first book in the Black Jewels Trilogy. I really enjoyed it, despite it getting a little hokey there towards the end. Great characters to love and hate.
I then read through the third Sandman book, Dream Country. These tales were quite different than what preceded them. but still entertaining. I need to order the next collection(s) asap.
I am now reading the 2nd book in the Black Jewels Trilogy. I'm a little turned off by some of the goings on, but am hoping it gets back on track. It's not bad. It's just losing steam after how good the first one was.
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« Reply #1138 on: February 09, 2012, 01:02:18 AM »
Late to the party I suppose, but I began reading Game of Thrones a bit ago, and I'm about 300 pages in. I have a personal preference for prose that doesn't go on for too long, but this book is far from the worst I've seen in that regard so it doesn't bother me too much. I like the characters- I took a liking to Jon Snow and Arya pretty quickly. Of course the downfall with the way the story is presented is that it gets a bit harder to get through the chapters that are centered around characters I don't really care about.

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« Reply #1139 on: February 09, 2012, 12:29:42 PM »
Bran and Catelyn chapters.

Oh my god, I am so bored.