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« Reply #1290 on: August 29, 2012, 08:54:41 PM »

I'm making progress in Mistborn book 1.  It's good, but I have limited time to embrace my literacy. 
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« Reply #1291 on: September 16, 2012, 07:02:18 PM »

Currently reading Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks. Good stuff.

Enjoy the Mistborn books, Din. They are great.
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« Reply #1292 on: September 30, 2012, 11:23:44 PM »

Just started A Storm of Swords.... everyone everywhere has made my expectations high for this book (and not so much for AFfC and ADWD).
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« Reply #1293 on: October 01, 2012, 10:17:39 AM »

I read Cormac McCarthy's The Road a couple of weeks ago.  It was awesome.  Now, I'm reading Grant Morrison's Supergods.  It's an analysis of the culture that brought about superhero comics and such.  Good overall, with flashes of brilliance here and there.
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« Reply #1294 on: October 01, 2012, 04:20:28 PM »

Loved the road. a chilling read for sure. he creates excellent tension. the part where they find the captives is terrifying
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« Reply #1295 on: October 01, 2012, 05:14:54 PM »

Absolutely.  And as I told someone somewhere, I really didn't feel like anything was inevitable.  Had no idea how it was going to end.  I was pretty sure they wouldn't find the land of rainbows and puppies, but that was about the only thing I thought was off the table.
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« Reply #1296 on: November 20, 2012, 08:50:16 PM »

I finished Lisey's Story by Stephen King last night and enjoyed it overall. Onto Hearts in Atlantis now. I can't bring myself to get ahead in Game of Thrones because I want to watch it unfold on TV.
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« Reply #1297 on: November 22, 2012, 09:05:27 PM »

Haven't had much time to read lately, but I did manage to eke out chapter 30 in the first Mistborn book.  Great chapter, great book, but I get little time to read because gym, work, and the band I'm currently playing in are really demanding.  

I had a few pennies left on a gift card so I bought this "American manga" for my Kindle fire called Vampire Cheerleaders.  It's as cornball as it sounds, but I found it amusing.  Amusing enough that once I collect enough change from the couch cushions, I'll buy Vampire Cheerleaders 2.  If it's just as good, I'll scrounge for more change to snag Vampire Cheerleaders Must Die! next summer.  
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« Reply #1298 on: November 22, 2012, 09:12:07 PM »

I just finished Heir to the Empire, the first of the Thrawn trilogy (Star Wars). What a fantastic book. Some of the prose was a little bit cliched, but man was that a fun book to read. Just picked up the other two!
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« Reply #1299 on: November 23, 2012, 04:48:46 AM »

I just finished Heir to the Empire, the first of the Thrawn trilogy (Star Wars). What a fantastic book. Some of the prose was a little bit cliched, but man was that a fun book to read. Just picked up the other two!

that's a fucking blast to the past. ... I remembered loving that series...then hating the ending
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« Reply #1300 on: November 29, 2012, 06:32:56 PM »

About halfway into Hearts in Atlantis. I can't believe I've overlooked it for so long seeing as how I probably only have around 6 or 7 King books left to read. I had no idea how much it has to deal with the Tower. So great:)
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« Reply #1301 on: December 16, 2012, 09:27:31 AM »

The last book I finished was The Cassandra Project. It was interesting in concept, but the story didn't capture me. Anyway, it was still a good way to spend two hours. Currently reading Lord of Mountains right now. It's alright, it just took too long for anything to really happen in the book.

In Korean, I'm reading 미실 (Mishil). It's about a woman from the Silla Kingdom (back when Korea was divided into three countries) trying to become the queen. She was my favorite character in Queen Seon Deok, so I wanted to read a book where she was the main character.
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« Reply #1302 on: December 17, 2012, 07:50:51 AM »

I recently finished "Desperate Passage," a historical non-fiction based on the Donner Party, which I'd highly recommend if you're at all interested in survival stories.  Despite the genre, I usually loathe non-fiction, the book is extremely suspenseful and some parts border on horror, along with some mystery when you get into the later details.  But it is also quite brutal and descriptive, so if you're squeamish, avoid it.

If you're unfamiliar with the Donner Party, or have only heard that "they were a group of pioneers who got stuck in the Sierra Nevadas over the winter and had to resort to cannibalism" then you'll be amazed at how much you don't know.
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« Reply #1303 on: December 31, 2012, 10:32:11 PM »

I'm currently reading Stephen R Donaldson's Chaos and Order, the fourth book (of five) in Stephen R. Donaldson's Gap series.  This series, while not for the light of heart, is one of the best pieces of fiction I've ever read.
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« Reply #1304 on: January 01, 2013, 01:49:45 AM »

Wow high praise DW. I am a huge fan of Thomas Covenant so will def check this out.
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