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Old 01-03-2010, 11:48 AM
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Just finished re-reading WoT so I could check out the latest. If I wasn't addicted to the world and it's potential, I would never have gotten past book 5. /sigh I got tired of reading 500pages to really enjoy the last 200 of the books when the plot comes together.

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Re-reading, for the fourth time, The War of the Spider Queen series.
This I enjoyed right up until the individual writers just started whacking my favorite characters since those individual characters weren't theirs!

I tend to read 7-8 books a week and have 2 or 3 open at a time. Latest recommendations are:

The Way of Shadow - Brent Weeks if you want fantasy.

Just completed for the 2nd time the Aubrey/Maturin novels by Patrick O'brien. If you like historical fiction and the Napoleonic era, this is a must read. Or, if you like wooden sailing ships and boarding parties, a definite must for you.

No Less Than Victory - Jeff Shaara is historical fiction about WW2. Very good author.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:27 PM
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Currently reading The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:04 AM
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I read CyberMage by Kelly McCullough not too long ago. It was a pretty interesting cyber-magic/fantasy read as you don't see too many of those around (that aren't video game related anyway). I just picked up the next 3 books in the series and I'll be starting on those soon.

I also picked up the first Spice and Wolf light novel that was recently translated and released last month as I enjoyed the anime series.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:21 AM
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Lame. The Thousand Orc. R.A. Salvatore. I need some new material.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:52 AM
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Currently reading "The Hugo Winners" edited my Isaac Asimov. Its full of some of the best sci-fi short stories I've ever read or dreamed of reading and this was the stuff written in the 1950-70's. Not finished with it yet but I would recommend it to anyone interested in sci-fi.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:53 PM
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Well I have Alice's Adventures in Wonderland complete. Starting up Picture of Dorian Grey today.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:57 PM
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Other than posts on this site, I don't read now that I have Tivo. Sad really.
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Just finished Book 1 of the 'War of Souls' trilogy, starting Book 2. I like it so far.
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Right now I'm cracking open Wuthering Heights to appease a promise I made to a girl friend. Good read so far, and habitually depressing throughout to compliment it.

After that I have Revelation Space by Alaistair Reynolds and Dune by Frank Herbert to fufil the Sci Fi craving I have, and that Christmas fufilled.

Still have to work up the motivation to finish The Divine Comedy, which I opened a while ago, and start War and Peace by Tolstoy, which is looking intimidatingly dense right now.

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Dune is a great read. How far are you in the Divine Comedy?
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:41 PM
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If you need heavenly reading, switch The Divine Comedy for Paradise Lost. Much better read, in my opinion. Dune is excellent.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:06 PM
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I pulled a horrendous prank on my fiance for Christmas. He wanted the new Dan Brown book. And I got it for him,....... except I put it in the dust jacket of the Sarah Palin book. The look on his face was priceless.
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Dune is a great read. How far are you in the Divine Comedy?
Nearly finished Inferno, but Purgatorio and Paradiso is looming like an ominous juggernaut of historical referances that's just going to serve to give me a couple of frustrated reading sessions. But yeah, I've heard that Dune is supposed to be wonderful. Giant wormy desert things and all that razzamatazz.

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If you need heavenly reading, switch The Divine Comedy for Paradise Lost. Much better read, in my opinion. Dune is excellent.
I've never heard of Paradise Lost, I might give it a lookup at some point. I will finish the Divine Comedy, because it is rewarding. If only "rewarding" here wasn't comparable to digging a well in solid granite...
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Working on Sphere now...

Good book.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:48 PM
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If only "rewarding" here wasn't comparable to digging a well in solid granite...
I certainly feel your pain on that. For me it's on my list of books I promised to myself that I would read before I die. The list looms over me but it's great when I knock a book or two off of it.
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