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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Dana Jean, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. EMARX
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    EMARX One book at a time......okay sometimes two.

    We could have in intervention, but considering most of us are hooked already, it would most likely prove ineffective.
  2. EMARX
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    EMARX One book at a time......okay sometimes two.

    Just finished The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley. The story veered of course and could have crashed but it is the last book in the current story arc and the ending was quite good. Apparently there are another 4 books planned, and a tv series to boot.
    Words of Radiance is still quite engaging at the 400 page mark. Brandon Sanderson has some very strong female characters, which always enhances any book. And Peter Ackroyds, London: The biography is fascinating. In his hands the famed city is a living breathing entity.
  3. OldDarth
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    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    I doubt you will be anywhere near the last. Hope you enjoy it!
  4. bigkingfan91
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    bigkingfan91 Well-Known Member

    Currently reading Joyland and loving it!
  5. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I guess by now you're on the reading road . . .I liked The Hunger Games.

    Just used my Amazon refund and was able to download some books I've wanted . . .I'm off to do some reading . . .
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  6. Elijah Sattler
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    Elijah Sattler Well-Known Member

    This was the first book that I read really fast (in my slow reading state) and stood up late reading. I think it was actually in the Summer and it was the coolest frickin' book ever. I hope you keep loving it!
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  7. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I was the same, just couldn't put it down, I usually only read about 30-40 pages per day maximum, but I think I averaged around 60 with joyland. I also think that it's the only book I've read in under a week. Even blockade Billy took me longer and that's only 80 pages - I just didn't have the desire to read it every night, or to read for long when I did (i still quite liked it though).
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  8. bigkingfan91
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    That was an excellent book, ( Joyland ) that ending just made it for me. Right when I finished it, I closed it, and sat there for a minute thinking Wow.. The story was nowhere near anything at all I expected and it was a nice surprise. Weren't some of the civilians in Dr. Sleep called " Rubes " though by the Knot? Also the same in Joyland... That was pretty cool!

    Reading Under The Dome now, by the way.
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  9. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    It's amazing when that happens, isn't it?
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  10. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Yup. I liked THE VAMPIRE LESTAT quite a bit more than INTERVIEW, and even enjoyed QUEEN OF THE DAMNED. After that, though, she lost me.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I felt the same way about THE PLANTAGENETS (Dan Jones). He has a great way of bringing history to life. Alison Weir has the same talent.
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    About 2/3rds of the way thru- it's so good! Don't know if this one will have the same impact on me as did The Summer Guest.
  13. AchtungBaby
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    AchtungBaby Angel in Devil's Shoes, Salvation in the Blues

    Just finished Order of the Phoenix...onto Half-Blood Prince either tonight or tomorrow...
  14. OldDarth
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    Turn Out The Lights - Various - Anthology from Cemetery Dance - finished

    A slim volume, It tips the scales at a mere 172 pages - including a foreword and afterward.

    I liked all the stories to varying degrees except one.

    Flying Solo by Ed Gorman was the stand out story for me.

    Peter Straub's was the most brilliant and worked from an innocently humorous premise to a very chilling ending.
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  16. EMARX
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    EMARX One book at a time......okay sometimes two.

    Oh. Goody, Goody!!
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  17. sam peebles
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    Reading The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman.
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  18. Haunted
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    Haunted My favorite place

    Still struggling, really struggling with Dust.
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  19. EMARX
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    EMARX One book at a time......okay sometimes two.

    That's not good. I found a similar situation with Elizabeth George and her Lynley mysteries. I read the first several books and marvelled at not only did she write engaging mysteries but they were fine novels in their own right. Now I find her work bloated and uninteresting and I don't care to know what happens to the characters.
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  20. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I find that to be a big problem with most series. Later volumes almost always start to feel like tired retreads of the earlier books, or they get that 'filler before the big bang ending' thing. Stand alones work best for me.
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