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#8940284 Jan 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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I wish I could find any of this stuff at the local library... the only one I can find is the Alexadra Bracken book... so I'm going to grab it today.
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#8940364 Jan 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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Just did another pass of 'Shogun' (volume 1 & 2) and also finished 'Tai-Pan'. 'King Rat' is next. James Clavell.

I always read LoTR once a year. Was able to get through Game of Thrones as well. All amazing.

I have just moved and came across my copy of 'The Watchmen'. That was super fun to revisit.

And oh ya, I might have done a few of the later Harry Potter books. But don't tell anyone ;).

-R.O.
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#8965434 Jan 15, 2014 at 08:22 PM
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Urzol you might want to ask if you library does inter library loan. That is where you can borrow books from libraries. The library where I grew is very sad and I used ILL so much as a kid and teen. As far as I know every library does ILL but just ask a librarian about it.
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#8965495 Jan 15, 2014 at 08:45 PM · Edited over 3 years ago
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Agree with Dresden books, love them and they are easy to absorb. Unlike Donaldson who I feel like I am wrestling with as I am reading. I like them, but I can get physically tired.
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#8967145 Jan 16, 2014 at 08:22 AM
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#8965434 ladywater2010 wrote:

Urzol you might want to ask if you library does inter library loan. That is where you can borrow books from libraries. The library where I grew is very sad and I used ILL so much as a kid and teen. As far as I know every library does ILL but just ask a librarian about it.



Right on, I'll do that!
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#8981087 Jan 19, 2014 at 05:05 PM
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The New Dresden Skin Game comes out on May 27 from ROC and the cover just looks great.
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#9280585 Mar 23, 2014 at 05:49 PM
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If there are any True Crime fans I have just finished reading Busted by Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker and it is very intense! It starts with a drug informant who has been cut loose by the cop he was talking to. It turns into a huge scandal involving all the golden narcotics officers. Remember to use your local library!
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#9284155 Mar 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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I just finished Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Great book and can't wait for next one.
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#9286619 Mar 24, 2014 at 08:56 PM
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Just finished the cleric quintet by Salvatore. They had a big collectors edition of all 5 in 1 at the library.

Picked up farenheit 451, Martian chronicles, and I sing the body electric.
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#9294449 Mar 26, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles are just wonderful but I have not read "I sing the body electric".
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#9295433 Mar 26, 2014 at 03:14 PM
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#9294449 ladywater2010 wrote:

Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles are just wonderful but I have not read "I sing the body electric".



It's a collection of short stories. I'll let ya know :)
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#9450890 Apr 30, 2014 at 05:22 PM · Edited 3 years ago
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I've been reading The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. I am into the last book and I can find nothing in the story that makes me want to finish it. The characters are for the most part unlikable and just when I think I might like one something bad happens or they just go bad again. These books are just way to cynical to me. I like to escape real life when I read a book not just read more depressing things that happen to some people in a world somewhere.
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#9454876 May 01, 2014 at 04:59 PM
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Wow Trell that sounds really rough. :( I do like to at least one character with goodness. Try Mistborn the characters are all great and still have hope in spite of everything that goes on in the series.
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#9458317 May 02, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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I've read the Mistborn books, and also The Alloy of Law set in the same universe, which if you haven't read is good also.
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#9596785 Jun 04, 2014 at 05:32 PM
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Just finished Skin Game by Jim Butcher in the Dresden Files series. So good...
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#10046590 Sep 20, 2014 at 06:34 PM
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Just finished a 3 book series by Larry Correia, the author who wrote the Monster Hunters. This one is called The Grimnoir Chronicles, starting with Hard Magic, then Spellbound, finally Warbound. They are very good.
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#10066909 Sep 25, 2014 at 09:42 AM
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if into fantasy type books,check out the magic the gathering novel series,i have bout 40 or so of them. my fav series is the invasion cycle-by J. Robert King,3 book series that has a prequel called The Thran, also by j.robert king.
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#10068706 Sep 25, 2014 at 04:18 PM
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A couple months ago I came across some of my old copies of the Wheel of Time series. It's been a long time since I read the entire series so I started it up again. Fast forward to now and I'm about halfway through book 12 and really enjoying myself with it.

It's tediously enormous and can be a bit slow at times, but the characters are so well developed, and the world is so detailed with so much happening. Really remembering why I loved that series so much in my younger years.

Totally recommend it if anyone has not already read it.


Also, I'm curious about what kind of format people prefer. Up until about a year ago I was a hardcore "book only, don't give me that ebook crap" kinda guy. I've changed my tune though, I love being able to carry around 50 or so books on my phone and catch a few pages here and there on breaks or whatever.
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#11829636 Dec 05, 2015 at 12:31 PM
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I don't know if anyone visits here much now, but I have a new book recommendation. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. This book is awesome. Lots of nerdy geek out stuff in it.
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