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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 »
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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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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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« 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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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« 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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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1270 on: January 19, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
Now reading Dumas' The Red Sphinx

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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 »
Now reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith AKA J.K Rowling