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#8546846 Oct 07, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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As a Librarian in my RL I love books and I love talking about them. So what is the most awesome thing that you have read lately? I am a little behind the times but Brandon Sanderson's Hero of Ages which is the last in his Mistborn series. When I read Sanderson he makes me so depressed about ever getting published because he is just so brilliant. In the Nonfiction way On the Map by Simon Garfield was just so much fun and really interesting. I look forward to reading about your reading loves.
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#8574245 Oct 14, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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I just finished Steelheart by Sanderson and I thought it was really good. I have read most of his stuff, The Way of Kings was excellent, and Warbreaker was really good and you can download it from his website for free.

If you haven't read Patrick Rothfuss Kingkiller Chronicles they are really awesome.
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#8581209 Oct 15, 2013 at 08:22 PM
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I want to read Steelheart so bad! It is on my Christmas list so maybe one of my peeps will be nice and buy it for me. I have not Rothfuss but I do know about the sign off going on between him and Sanderson.
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#8584484 Oct 16, 2013 at 02:55 PM
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I would recommend you make The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear your next read. They are really good.
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#8606854 Oct 21, 2013 at 03:41 PM
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This isn't the first time I've read it, but I recently finished the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. It's definitely the pinnacle of his work imo, and even if you don't like normal Stephen King gory horror, these books are nothing like that. It's more like a fantasy epic that feels like a cross between Lord of the Rings and Doctor Who. It drags a bit in book 6 (there are 7), but still worth the full read.
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#8607408 Oct 21, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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I recently read the Divergent series which I thought was pretty good, the third book in the series comes out tommoro. Also I recently read The Hero's by Joe Ambercrombe which was kind of Lord of the Ring ish in the big battle sense. And for anyone who read the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, I read them all but some of the books in the middle were a little dull, he recently picked up the series with one novel called The Omen Machine, which I liked and another called The Third Kingdom which I haven't read yet.
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#8607607 Oct 21, 2013 at 06:50 PM
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I read The Gunslinger by Steven King and it was really weird to me. Does it change as the series goes? I have read Terry Goodkind also including the new one which is really good. Here's another series to check out: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. They are awesome.
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#8607722 Oct 21, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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#8607607 Trellin Kellior wrote:

I read The Gunslinger by Steven King and it was really weird to me. Does it change as the series goes? I have read Terry Goodkind also including the new one which is really good. Here's another series to check out: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. They are awesome.



The feeling of the Dark Tower books does change as the series goes on but be warned, you may not like the way the whole thing ends even though I loved it. The Dresden Files, I agre, are awesone. Jim Butcher confermed during a panel at Dragoncon this year that he is working on the next book but before he finishes it the First book in his new Steampunk series "The Crimson Spires" is going to come out. As for what I am currently reading... I am on the third book of "The Last Cronicles of Thomas Covenant" which is the final series of books in the Cronicles of Thomas Covenant. I highly recommend the series. I started reading them when I was much younger and back in 2000 when the final instalment was announced I was set on buying it as it came out but not starting it till it was finished which the final book was released last week or the week before... so now I am plowing though them. I Also highly recommend the Monster Hunter International series by Larry Correia for urban fantasy fans and the Troy Rising series by John Ringo for Scifi fans.
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#8607828 Oct 21, 2013 at 07:54 PM
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#8607722 princessary wrote:

The feeling of the Dark Tower books does change as the series goes on but be warned, you may not like the way the whole thing ends even though I loved it.



Me too. One of my favorite endings to a book series. But yeah, the vibe of them definitely changes throughout, though the first few books are actually my favorites, so if you don't like the start I'm not sure you'd like most of it.
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#8607834 Oct 21, 2013 at 07:54 PM
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I just finished Storm of Swords, and am waiting eagerly to get our copy of dance of dragons back so I can "complete" the series.
Also just read American Gods by Neil Gaiman and was enthralled with it. I can't wait to find the time to read Anansi Boys and see how he continues the story.
Gaming keeps getting in the way! lol

This is it. This... is your story. It all begins here
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#8623723 Oct 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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Anansi Boys isn't really a continuation, just more of another story with one of the side characters from American Gods being the father of the main character. It is a great book though, but has a very different feel to it.
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#8624722 Oct 25, 2013 at 02:23 PM
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I'm going to try the Monster Hunter series.
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#8624770 Oct 25, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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I had planned on starting with Game of Thrones, but now that I know Terry Goodkind has a new book out, I may pick that up first.

Also loved the dark tower series.

No love for Terry Brooks??? I've read everything of his too. :)

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#8625596 Oct 25, 2013 at 06:34 PM
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I have Brooks on my to be read pile but that's all and that is not a good sign because my TRB pile is a little big... I'm glad that I have finally talked my mother into trying Terry Pratchett. Monster Hunter series is really funny. If you want to talk to anyone about Stephen King then Ary's your girl because he is her favorite author.
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#8673921 Nov 06, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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Thanks for the tip on the Monster Hunter series. I have finished the first book and on the second. I really like it.
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#8676927 Nov 06, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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#8673921 Trellin Kellior wrote:

Thanks for the tip on the Monster Hunter series. I have finished the first book and on the second. I really like it.



Awesome, glad you liked them. :D
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#8682755 Nov 08, 2013 at 08:39 AM
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Last book I've read & loved was Atlas Shrugged, but it seems like you have mentioned some interesting stuff that peaked my interest. Have a fairly crowded reading list I might have to add to.
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#8696266 Nov 11, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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Atlas is in my TBR list but my pile is really big. One thing that I am proud of is that I have 18 books from my TBR pile this year. What has been your favorite book that you have read this year so far? For me either Leviathan by Scott Westerfield or The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Neither were on my TBR pile.
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#8745321 Nov 21, 2013 at 08:22 PM
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#8696266 ladywater2010 wrote:

Atlas is in my TBR list but my pile is really big. One thing that I am proud of is that I have 18 books from my TBR pile this year. What has been your favorite book that you have read this year so far? For me either Leviathan by Scott Westerfield or The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. Neither were on my TBR pile.



Just added Leviathan to the wish list after reading the Amazon description. Love when you bump into something that jumps ahead of your reading list.
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#8931181 Jan 08, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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Been a while since anyone has responded to this thread so I thought I would throw another series out there since I have finished reading the first 2 books... Ex-Heros by Peter Clines is the first one. Think the Watchmen meets Marvel Zombies with an awesome twist at the end of the first book.
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