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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2014, 07:05:13 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2014, 03:14:18 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2014, 09:12:43 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2014, 09:19:03 AM »
Finally done with Wolves of the Calla. Onto Song of Susannah.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2014, 08:19:47 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, while I try to finish Crossroads of Twilight - I've actually finished two chapters but Light help me, it's kind of dreadful and the story goes so slow :millahhhh .

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2014, 08:41:58 PM »
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, while I try to finish Crossroads of Twilight - I've actually finished two chapters but Light help me, it's kind of dreadful and the story goes so slow :millahhhh .
Crossroads is generally considered the worst and lowest point of the series so, if it's any consolation, it's all up from here on out. I gave up after the book so I can't tell you how true that actually is, but the internet can't be lying... right?

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« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2014, 03:31:41 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2014, 03:42:11 PM »
Just finished Night by Elie Wiesel, The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, and Dune by Frank Herbert. I didn't like Dune quite as much as the hype led me to believe, but it was still good. Night was horrifying but well written. And The Future of the Mind was crazy awesome! Kaku has a way with words that can pull any layman into the conversation.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2014, 03:53:48 PM »
Following... I havent picked up a book in about a month.  Id like the read the new GRRM ASOIAF book even though its not a true new book, but from the sounds of it, looks like it can be a cool reading based on that world.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2014, 04:04:55 PM »
Just finished Night by Elie Wiesel, The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, and Dune by Frank Herbert. I didn't like Dune quite as much as the hype led me to believe, but it was still good. Night was horrifying but well written. And The Future of the Mind was crazy awesome! Kaku has a way with words that can pull any layman into the conversation.

Next up: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2014, 03:28:22 PM »
This Redshirts book is awesome. It's like Star Trek meets Stranger Than Fiction

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2014, 03:32:57 PM »
Done with Song of Susannah. Now only the big finale awaits me in The Dark Tower. I must say, I'm curious to see if it ever revealed what is actually happening with the Dark Tower, and how the whole thing gets resolved.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2014, 04:44:21 PM »
Done with Song of Susannah. Now only the big finale awaits me in The Dark Tower. I must say, I'm curious to see if it ever revealed what is actually happening with the Dark Tower, and how the whole thing gets resolved.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2014, 05:47:30 PM »
That's what I plan on doing.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2014, 07:17:18 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2014, 07:23:10 AM »
Joyland by Stephen King
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2014, 07:38:43 AM »
Joyland by Stephen King

Let me know what you think.  I read half of it and then I ended up moving which caused me to not have time to read for awhile and I never got back to it.  If it ends well, ill have to consider picking it back up, but I was a bit bored through the first half which is why I havent been motivated to pick it back up.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2014, 08:30:30 AM »
Joyland by Stephen King

Let me know what you think.  I read half of it and then I ended up moving which caused me to not have time to read for awhile and I never got back to it.  If it ends well, ill have to consider picking it back up, but I was a bit bored through the first half which is why I havent been motivated to pick it back up.
Will do.  I'm just starting it today.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2014, 02:28:16 PM »
Joyland by Stephen King

I read it when it first came out and really enjoyed it!

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2014, 03:34:03 PM »
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine. Good but sometimes hard to read.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2014, 04:00:52 PM »
Well, I just finished The Dark Tower and I'm not sure what I should think.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2014, 04:19:28 PM »
Well, I just finished The Dark Tower and I'm not sure what I should think.
I don't know what the author had in mind making the protagonist wake up in a hospital, and without legs, like everything was a dre... wait, wrong thread.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2014, 04:22:32 PM »
Re-reading A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, easily one of the best I've ever read.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2014, 05:02:32 PM »
HefDaddy, did you enjoy the Lee Child books? I enjoy his work very much. I have read all but the most recent 3 or 4.

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« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2014, 05:04:31 PM »
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« Reply #60 on: September 12, 2014, 04:34:51 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #61 on: September 12, 2014, 04:48:39 AM »
Still working my way through the Song of Ice and Fire books - getting towards the end of the volume 1 of A Dance With Dragons.

I'm enjoying them, but GRRM really does take ages to get to the point. When I think of the hundreds of pages I've read over the last couple of books, not that much has really happened (although some of the stuff that has happened has been very cool).

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #62 on: September 12, 2014, 06:18:30 AM »
Still working my way through the Song of Ice and Fire books - getting towards the end of the volume 1 of A Dance With Dragons.

I'm enjoying them, but GRRM really does take ages to get to the point. When I think of the hundreds of pages I've read over the last couple of books, not that much has really happened (although some of the stuff that has happened has been very cool).

Yea the last two books dragged a bit, but I felt it was all build up of new characters that is going to come to some major events in the next book.  Stinks to have to wait so long and read so much just to be left waiting for the pay off.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #63 on: September 12, 2014, 06:43:59 AM »
Still working my way through the Song of Ice and Fire books - getting towards the end of the volume 1 of A Dance With Dragons.

I'm enjoying them, but GRRM really does take ages to get to the point. When I think of the hundreds of pages I've read over the last couple of books, not that much has really happened (although some of the stuff that has happened has been very cool).

Yea the last two books dragged a bit, but I felt it was all build up of new characters that is going to come to some major events in the next book.  Stinks to have to wait so long and read so much just to be left waiting for the pay off.

My first time through the series I was so annoyed at how much time was spent reading about the food people were eating or the costumes of passersby in the streets. It was a real struggle to get through the first time.

Strangely, on my second read through of the series I didn't even notice and I really enjoyed the story more.

I'm telling you, these are truly odd books that way.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #64 on: September 12, 2014, 06:58:18 AM »
I do have a tendency to skim-read when it's getting too unnecessarily descriptive. :lol

Stinks to have to wait so long and read so much just to be left waiting for the pay off.
Yeah, I think even though I'm only just reading through them now, I'll still have forgotten what the hell is going on when the next book is actually released.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #65 on: September 12, 2014, 07:12:40 AM »
I havent re-read the books as wholes, but Ive gone back over to read certain chapters and Ive noticed the re-reads have been very enjoyable, mostly because GRRM sprinkles tons of "Easter Egg" type of things.  I've noticed so much more on second reads that I did not pick up the first time and maybe thats because I also skimmed through certain paragraphs and what not of what I thought was some of the boring stuff, but looking back, its actually mostly really interesting.  Id like to re-read all the books to get that enjoyment, but thats a lot of time and dedication that I just dont have.

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« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2014, 07:20:08 AM »
I haven't even read DWD yet, and I don't think I'm going to unless he actually finishes the series.
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #67 on: September 12, 2014, 07:28:57 AM »
HefDaddy, did you enjoy the Lee Child books? I enjoy his work very much. I have read all but the most recent 3 or 4.
Oh, yes.  He's my favorite currently writing author, other than Stephen King.  I love Reacher.  I have read them all up to now, although I think there is a new one out right now that I haven't gotten yet.
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« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2014, 08:01:21 AM »
With Martin, I'm just goin to wait until the last book is out, then I'll just read it all through

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« Reply #69 on: September 12, 2014, 09:01:30 AM »
With Martin, I'm just goin to wait until the last book is out, then I'll just read it all through

I sure hope we'll get this last book, but I'm really not sure anymore. Hopeful, but not sure, especially since he said he won't allow anyone to finish the series in his stead.

But I agree, AFFC and ADWD could use some trimming. On the second read they are getting better, but on the first read I found them absolutely tedious.