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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1260 on: January 09, 2017, 08:25:03 AM »
I got that book from my MIL but haven't read it. I should add it to my queue. I am also ISTJ (if I recall correctly)
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1261 on: January 11, 2017, 01:55:23 PM »
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« Reply #1262 on: January 13, 2017, 07:19:02 PM »
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I saw the first movie before reading the book, then I proceeded to read the rest of the series, but I still hadn't read the first book. I am rectifying that. I'm sort of a completest that way

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« Reply #1263 on: January 15, 2017, 01:15:04 PM »
So, now I can finally say I have read the entire Harry Potter series, so here's how I would rank them:
1. Azkaban
2. Deathly Hallows
3. Prince
4. Phoenix
5. Goblet
6. Stone
7. Chamber

And now, time to take a break from YA and now reading Phantom by Susan Kay

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1264 on: January 15, 2017, 09:43:39 PM »
Well I finished the final empire by Brandon Sanderson which I loved.

Then I read Casino Royale by Ian Fleming which I thought was ok.

Now I'm reading Wrestlecrap: The Very Worst of Pro Wrestling by R.D. Reynolds

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1265 on: January 17, 2017, 02:26:52 PM »
Finished up Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah. Lukewarm about this one. At this point, there's quite a few continuity errors and down right plot holes that are unresolved. King himself has admitted to the continuity issues, as well as his desire to change one particular plot element that I think is about as stupid as they come (no spoilers, but if you've read the books you probably know what I'm talking about). Now I wish he had rewritten the series.I'm sure it's difficult to keep track of a story as long and complex as the Dark Tower, but it's still disappointing for me.

Either way, I'm committed now so I'll start in on Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower when I get home from work tonight. Regardless of how King decided to end this series, it's still been a good read through the first 6 books. Worth the time investment if you're into epic quest-style westerns, with a splash of horror (much less horror than I was expecting though, which was a nice surprise).

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« Reply #1266 on: January 17, 2017, 03:52:36 PM »
VI was a letdown for me as well, I hardly remember much from it, though it was years ago when I read it. VII definitely makes up for it and then some.
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« Reply #1267 on: January 17, 2017, 03:58:12 PM »
VI was a letdown for me as well, I hardly remember much from it, though it was years ago when I read it. VII definitely makes up for it and then some.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1268 on: January 18, 2017, 09:04:10 AM »
Yeah Parts 1 and 6 are my least favorite books in the dark tower series. Part VII was a good but imperfect end to the story.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1269 on: January 18, 2017, 12:18:41 PM »
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« Reply #1270 on: January 19, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1271 on: January 19, 2017, 11:05:09 PM »
Either way, I'm committed now so I'll start in on Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower when I get home from work tonight. Regardless of how King decided to end this series, it's still been a good read through the first 6 books. Worth the time investment if you're into epic quest-style westerns, with a splash of horror (much less horror than I was expecting though, which was a nice surprise).

Yeah. ..i take the horror comment back. This shit is bananas. B-a-n-a-n-a-s

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1272 on: January 20, 2017, 10:21:56 PM »
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« Reply #1273 on: January 24, 2017, 03:29:14 PM »
Forgot to update, but I just recently knocked off a book from my must read fantasy list, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Now reading Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1274 on: January 24, 2017, 10:52:00 PM »
Now reading Joyland by Stephen King

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« Reply #1275 on: January 25, 2017, 07:21:53 AM »
Now reading Joyland by Stephen King
Fun book.

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« Reply #1276 on: January 26, 2017, 02:24:18 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1277 on: January 26, 2017, 02:30:15 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1278 on: January 26, 2017, 11:37:15 PM »
Sphere, by Michael Crichton.
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« Reply #1279 on: January 27, 2017, 05:07:07 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1280 on: January 30, 2017, 03:28:19 PM »
So, while I have managed to read 9 books so far this month, I've had to abandon 3 books due to lack of interest

Anyway, now I'm reading City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1281 on: January 30, 2017, 07:32:32 PM »
Juliette by Marquis de Sade

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1282 on: January 30, 2017, 09:31:52 PM »
Finished up Dark Tower last week, so i decided to re-read Christopher Moore's Lamb: The gospel according to Biff, Christ's childhood friend. Nice easy read following the 5-8k pages that make up the Dark Tower series.

Now I'm reading Night Passage by Robert B. Parker. The  in-law lent it to me since I like the Jack Reacher books. About 1/2 done, and it's been decent so far.

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« Reply #1283 on: January 30, 2017, 09:33:21 PM »
Yeah Parts 1 and 6 are my least favorite books in the dark tower series. Part VII was a good but imperfect end to the story.

Well said.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1284 on: January 31, 2017, 06:55:08 AM »
Just finished Legion. Next on to the 1000 page complete fiction of H.P. Lovecraft.

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« Reply #1285 on: January 31, 2017, 11:39:19 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1286 on: February 01, 2017, 12:23:28 AM »
For some time I'm reading the Slow Burn series by Bobby Adair, I just like those zombie apocalypse stories.

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« Reply #1287 on: February 02, 2017, 10:42:11 PM »
The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1288 on: February 03, 2017, 12:16:03 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1289 on: February 03, 2017, 12:26:29 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1290 on: February 04, 2017, 10:00:58 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1291 on: February 06, 2017, 02:52:38 PM »
Well, I just finished my first bad read of 2017. Avoid City on Fire, at all cost

Giving The Son by Philipp Meyer a try. This has been on my radar for a while, but after seeing AMC is doing a series of this, I thought I'd finally give it a go. Seems like a more family epic of There Will Be Blood. Heck, even Pierce Brosnan looks a bit like DDL

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1292 on: February 06, 2017, 03:09:50 PM »
I put House of Leaves on my library list to read soon.  I've had it on one list or another for a long time now since it always seemed like something I would lose interest in half way through, but I figure I'll give it a go soon.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1293 on: February 06, 2017, 03:28:28 PM »
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

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« Reply #1294 on: February 06, 2017, 03:49:54 PM »
Just started The Dark Half by Stephen King