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5/20/15 9:33 A

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I'm reading a Post Apo. by Jeff Carlson named 'The Plague Year'. So far I'm 41 pages into it and I'm liking it more and more.

"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."-- Oscar Wilde

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."--Douglas Adams

"'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,' said Jojen. 'The man who never reads lives only once.'"--George R R Martin


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5/19/15 9:41 A

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I am reading "Hooded Man" by Paul Kane. (It's an omnibus of three different novels). It appears to be a part of a larger series, but you don't need to read the rest of the series for this book to make sense. Also, Robin Hood re-boot. :)

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5/15/15 1:48 P

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I've read most of Gaiman's work, but I agree that Good Omens (that he wrote with Terry Pratchett) is pretty much a perfect book. Anansi boys was great, and I loved Stardust. The movie is great (and stars Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in the amazing new Netflix series), and I love how it deviates just enough from the book so you're never quite sure where it's going. I love it all!

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5/11/15 6:39 P

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Yes yes yes! I am LOVING that story, SCULLY! My husband and i are listening to it together right now. Read by Wil Wheaton, so that's another fun twist to it :)

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5/11/15 11:01 A

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I am currently reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. If you are a "child of the 80s" this is totally a book for you!! As I'm reading it it seems like the author accessed my brain and copied down all of the things I love about the 80s and put it in this book! This is a great book for any nerd or geek out there that remembers the "old days" of Atari, D&D and those awesome 80s movies!!

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5/10/15 10:06 A

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I love Neil Gaiman books. He also wrote "Stardust" and "Coraline", which became movies. "Anansi Boys" is kinda of an American Gods sequel. He wrote "Good Omens" with Terry Prachett, which may well the most perfect fantasy/comedy book in the entire universe. I love me some Terry Prachett too!

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5/9/15 9:19 P

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That's quite a list, KIRALINN! :) Awesome!

I liked Eragon, but never finished the rest of the series. I should go back to that sometime...

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5/9/15 11:45 A

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I really enjoyed American Gods as well! Have you read any of his other books? I really enjoyed Neverwhere written by Neil Gaiman. I have a few books on hold at the library (ebooks) by him. My kindle is missing though so, I may have to buy a new one
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My brother-in-law has suggested I read the Eragon series. Is it worth the read? I know a lot of people enjoyed it but I am still unsure of it.

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5/9/15 10:13 A

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That's really cool.

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5/9/15 10:07 A

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I have a friend who travels alot, so he's made an effort to visit all the locations in the book. He recently found a huge tree in Virginia that fits the description of the Ash Tree.

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5/8/15 6:13 P

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I'm about halfway done with Eragon. The first book.

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5/8/15 1:21 P

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American Gods is my absolute favorite book. I had the opportunity to attend the 10th anniversary celebration at the House on the Rock in Wisconsin, a masquerade held over Halloween a few years ago, and it was **amazing**.

I'm looking at finishing the first Parasol Protectorate book by Gail Carriger next, once I finish the book I'm on I started it awhile ago and life got in the way of finishing it. I just love her tone. Oryx and Crake is on my list as well; I absolutely love Atwood. :D

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5/8/15 11:11 A

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Well let's see...
Just finished a re-read of "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. Best. Book. Ever!
Recently finished a re-read of "Gnomageddon" by Tonia Brown. Very very funny gaming/fantasy oriented book. She's a local author and friend.
Just bought: 'The Importance of Being Alice: A Matchmaker in Wonderland Romance" and "A Midsummer Night's Romp" by Katie McAllister. Also bought "The Skies of Pern" by Ann McCaffery
Also recently finished "Prudence" by Gail Carriger, "Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood, and "Vision in Silver" by Anne Bishop. They were all wonderful!


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5/6/15 1:53 P

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That sounds SUPER fun! I'll have to get my hands on that one.

I'm also excited because the Miriam Black series by Chuck Wendig was just re-released on Kindle yesterday. It's a kind of foul-mouthed road story that's not necessarily for everyone, but it's one of my favorite series ever. Start with Blackbirds if you're interested.

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5/5/15 8:06 P

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Oh that reminds me! One of my all time favorite books is Dream Park by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes. It's like a VR world for D&D gamers. I look forward to the day when we can go and play in an actual dream park! (THAT would be motivation to get in shape! To better run from enemies, or have the strength to swing your sword, etc.)

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5/5/15 11:40 A

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Reading is one of my favorite hobbies!! I love this topic! I have not read any of the books you mentioned BLUE and KASHII but they are going to be added to my read list! I just finished a couple of small series of books.

The Magic 2.0 series (Off to be a Wizard, Spell or High Water and An Unwelcome Quest) by Scott Meyer. They are not too long but they are pretty funny and quite entertaining.

The Magicians Trilogy (The Magician's, The Magician King and The Magician's Land) by Lev Grossman. I really enjoyed these books as well as they give an interesting twist on a Narnia sort of land with a more young adult feel (no disrespect to Narnia, I'm just not into cutesy books)

If you enjoy tabletop games, I highly recommend Critical Failures by Robert Bevan. It is really funny and you will really appreciate the humor if you play table top, especially if you have ever played D&D.

I am up to date on all of the Game of Thrones book and am eagerly awaiting the next.

I love R.A. Salvatore books and my husband is slowly talking me into reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

I pretty much read all styles of books so suggestions are ALWAYS welcome!!


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5/3/15 10:48 P

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Oooo, books! Looove talking about books :)

I'm glad to hear the Dresden Files gets better. I tried reading the first one, and was just so unimpressed with it that I never finished. Maybe i'll give it another go sometime!

The F. Paul Wilson series are a lot of fun, I hear. I only read The Tomb so far, but have The Keep waiting to be read soon as well!

I am reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson right now, and listening to The Kill Order (the Maze Runner prequel) and HP Lovecraft's Mountains of Madness. When hubby and I are together, we're listening to the super fun book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (yes, I do a lot of audio books! Love real books, but this lets me multitask)

Great topic!! :)



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5/3/15 8:34 P

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I read a lot of urban fantasy and paranormal books. I just finished the second book in Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy, "Shadow of Night", which was *fantastic*! I just moved on to the second Dresden Files book "Fool Moon". Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series is my favorite fantasy series that I've read and I'm *finally* getting around to Dresden. So far I'm liking this one more than the first Dresden book, which is following with what friends have said, that it keeps getting better. I'm excited!

So what are you nerds reading?

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