What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Taika Vinh, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    I'm reading Half a King. I forget the author but George Martin recommended it.
     
  2. Jeryn Lekar

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    Joe Abercrombie, also wrote the triology The First Law, which was a bit less "YA"ish like the Half a king triology is. Most excellent books either way though. I'm a big fan!
     
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    I am really excited because I got Patricia McKillip's Winter Rose for Christmas. I'm reading it now
     
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    My inter-library loan just came in! I can't wait to start reading Standing within the Shadows!
     
  5. Choirn al'Essande

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    I am currently re-reading The Eye of the World (3 chapters per week). The rest of the time I am reading Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers.
     
  6. Cahalan Sothron

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    Finished A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay earlier this week. I really enjoyed it, that it had a modern taken on possession stories, and the ending was weird and hard and ambiguous. Short book (less than 300 pgs in paperback) so definitely worth the read.
     
  7. Cursor Wrathwind

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    Finished Rayuela by Julio Cortázar, now reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
     
  8. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Reading the Fiery Cross (Diana Gabaldon - Outlander), just finished Drums of Autumn (Diana Gabaldon - Outlander) and My name is Markham (Chronicles of St Marys - Jodi Taylor).
     
  9. Nyavene al'Meer

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    I'm finally reading Words of Radiance!It's so goooood
     
  10. Miya Kiyoshi

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    Just finished Stephen King's "On Writing: A Memoir" and I have started yesterday on The Handmaids Tale. I want to get it read because they are doing a series on Hulu based on the book and it looks really good but as we all know books are often better .
     
  11. Cahalan Sothron

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    Just started the Obelisk Gate, which is Book 2 in the Broken Earth series by N.K. Jemison. I loved the first book, so I'm cheating on the other two books I started since finishing that one to start reading this. Too much geomancy floating around in my head to not see what happens next.
     
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    Just getting back into Prudence by Gail Carriger after a lengthy break, lots of chuckles.
     
  13. Devonna Harren

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    My husband got me into reading Old Man's War right now. It's really good!!

    Got me to read his favorite fantasy series (WoT) and then immediately onto the sci-fi series!

    I knew our literary tastes matched when we were talking about similarities in the books we were reading in high school, only to discover we were about 2 chapters apart in the giant novel we were both reading!! Turns out similarities abound when it's the same thing :p
     
  14. Marivea al'Corriyi

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    Old Man's War is one of my favorites! Have you read Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi? It's astonishingly good for being based on a children's story.
     
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    This is only my first proper John Scalzi novel! I've overheard quite a few short stories and listend to the Sagan Diary with my husband right before, since that one was new to him. He's probably read it though, I'll pass on the endorsment though!
     
  16. Elania al'Manir

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    I knew my boss was a published author, so I got a couple of her books for my Kindle. Apparently they're romance novels. :lol

    So I just finished reading "Throwaway" by Heather Huffman, and now I'm reading "Ring of Fire".
     
  17. Dareth d'Rahien

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    Started Crosstalk by Connie Willis. When a best-of-the-year list labeled it as a farce, I was hoping for more in the vein of To Say Nothing Of The Dog, but so far I find the protagonist unlikable and her theme of "too much communication is bad, and so is not enough" to be obnoxious and not entirely coherent.

    Hasn't gotten to the point where I'm going to put it down unfinished yet - it takes a lot for me to do that, to be honest - but it helps that I'm starting to see glimpses of what I suspect is going to be the end-of-act-two reveal...
     
  18. Nyavene al'Meer

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    I'm starting on any easy to read Tess Gerritssen novel, just so I can wind down after long days
     
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    Ended up liking Crosstalk more once the main plot picked up. Still think the start was a little on the slow side but I can see the thematic/character-development reasons for it.
     
  20. Nyavene al'Meer

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    The Eye of the World! :joy Nearly done with it too!
     
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