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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1960 on: May 30, 2018, 06:55:53 PM »
I'm right in the middle of King's new one, The Outsider.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1961 on: May 31, 2018, 05:42:20 AM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1962 on: May 31, 2018, 02:17:15 PM »
I didn't like DT6 on the first read, but really enjoyed it on the reread. If you didn't like the rose plot in DT5 it'll be a grind...

I kept wanting that plot to go somewhere interesting but it never did.

Trying a Faye Kellerman novel now. Have not read anything of hers but I am a huge Jonathan Kellerman guy, so figure I should be gender equal.
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« Reply #1963 on: June 01, 2018, 08:32:33 PM »
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1964 on: June 02, 2018, 06:17:59 AM »
The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi



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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1965 on: June 02, 2018, 01:09:33 PM »
Skin Game by Jim Butcher

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« Reply #1966 on: June 02, 2018, 10:20:27 PM »
Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S. by Jeremy Leven

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1967 on: June 04, 2018, 03:58:25 PM »
Well, that was a DNF. Almost made it halfway though

There I Go Again by William Daniels. I watched the film version of 1776 for the first time this past weekend, and I just had to read this

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1968 on: June 04, 2018, 05:39:56 PM »
Well, that was a DNF. Almost made it halfway though

The book, or the title?
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1969 on: June 04, 2018, 08:21:50 PM »
Grey sister by Mark Lawrence.
Also still reading oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1970 on: June 05, 2018, 06:26:54 AM »
Grey sister by Mark Lawrence.

My favorite book, so far, this year. I've read it twice.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1971 on: June 05, 2018, 08:41:05 AM »
Grey sister by Mark Lawrence.

My favorite book, so far, this year. I've read it twice.

Can't find a copy of either this one or the first book anywhere in the local stores. I probably should order these from abroad.

Done with Song of Susannah, this book was a lot of meh. The ending actually fell so flat for me. I kept waiting for at least one plot line to be resolved (or at least for, you know, a big action scene in the end) and it just ended where it ended. Slightly better than the first book but nowhere close to books 2-5.

Starting The Dark Tower now, let's see how King wrapped the series up.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1972 on: June 05, 2018, 12:27:49 PM »
Just finished reading today The Conspiracy Against The Human Race by Thomas Ligotti and The Music Of Erich Zann by H.P. Lovecraft.

Both awesome.  :metal

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1973 on: June 06, 2018, 10:44:13 AM »
Well, that was a DNF. Almost made it halfway though

The book, or the title?
The book

Now reading The Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven L. Kent

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1974 on: June 06, 2018, 11:23:11 AM »
Finished H.P. Lovecraft's The Temple and started The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1975 on: June 10, 2018, 09:52:06 AM »
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1976 on: June 10, 2018, 02:14:21 PM »
Grey sister by Mark Lawrence.

My favorite book, so far, this year. I've read it twice.

Can't find a copy of either this one or the first book anywhere in the local stores. I probably should order these from abroad.

Done with Song of Susannah, this book was a lot of meh. The ending actually fell so flat for me. I kept waiting for at least one plot line to be resolved (or at least for, you know, a big action scene in the end) and it just ended where it ended. Slightly better than the first book but nowhere close to books 2-5.

Starting The Dark Tower now, let's see how King wrapped the series up.

Its a flawed but entertaining ending to the series.  I have my issues with it but overall i enjoyed it.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1977 on: June 10, 2018, 02:19:41 PM »
Grey sister by Mark Lawrence.

My favorite book, so far, this year. I've read it twice.

What's it about?
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums................or WTF.  ;D

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1978 on: June 11, 2018, 07:41:17 AM »
Grey sister by Mark Lawrence.

My favorite book, so far, this year. I've read it twice.

What's it about?

Get ready to say, "WTF?", Tim.  :lol

The continuing story (see Red Sister) of a young nun as she learns to come to grips with her growing martial and magical powers. Along the way, she is betrayed, imprisoned, tortured, escapes and kicks a tremendous amount of ass (she's a cold blooded killer). She also becomes a pivotal character (pawn?) in a political power-play for control of their dying world.

There are some interesting subtexts running through the story about trust, love and loyalty.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1979 on: June 11, 2018, 01:10:10 PM »
Oh boy..

Ok, I'm good. :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1980 on: June 11, 2018, 03:56:34 PM »
 :lol

Never, ever, serve up Chocolate, raspberry, almond swirl to those who only like vanilla. Let that be a lesson to all of you.

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BTW, rumor has it that Mark Lawrence was challenged by his agent (or publisher) to write a book based on this painting.


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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1981 on: June 11, 2018, 08:33:30 PM »
^^^^That's kinda creepy^^^^

Winter Prey by John Sandford. Got tired of waiting for it to show up organically in my local book shoppe, so i caved ordered it online.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1982 on: June 11, 2018, 08:40:49 PM »

Winter Prey by John Sandford.

So i decided to read for author's introduction before diving in. Here's a summation: fantasy novels are incoherent shit; this is a really great book that will stand the test of time.

Sounds like a fun guy...

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1983 on: June 13, 2018, 12:22:25 AM »
I’m currently on a trip to Europe and for my flights and downtime I bought a book called “Guitar Zero” by Gary Marcus. Most of the complaints about this book is people that were expecting a “how to play guitar” book but so far the book is interesting.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1984 on: June 13, 2018, 06:27:20 AM »

Winter Prey by John Sandford.

So i decided to read for author's introduction before diving in. Here's a summation: fantasy novels are incoherent shit; this is a really great book that will stand the test of time.

Sounds like a fun guy...

As to the bolded: he kinda has a point about the first bit; and he's not wrong about the second.  :)

Of all the Prey books Sandford has written, Winter Prey holds up the best.

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1985 on: June 13, 2018, 08:47:06 AM »
Going back to the world of musicals (don't judge me lol) with Showstoppers!: The Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs by Gerald Nachman

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1986 on: June 16, 2018, 11:47:28 AM »
Angels in America by Tony Kushner

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Re: The Currently Reading Thread v. A Clash of Kings
« Reply #1987 on: June 16, 2018, 05:16:08 PM »
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Time for a story. I first read this almost twenty three years ago, but I never shelved it on Goodreads, because I never really read the whole thing. I skipped all the historical stuff not concerned with the Jean Valjean odyssey. It wasn't until a few months after finishing (it took me almost two months to finish, by the way) that I missed the whole point of the book, and I vowed that one day, I would read every last page. Today is finally that day.