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Gen. Chat “What are you reading right now?” by Ryan the Lion

 
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chaosmonkey 4 years ago on 08/22/12
Took me longer than books ever take me, but finished Game of Thrones last night. Onward to Clash of Kings!
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Snark 4 years ago on 08/25/12
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My mom gave me "Fated" by Benedict Jacka. It's very Dresden-esque, and he even has a little reference to Dresden that made me squee with fangirl delight.
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Captain Goldbeard 4 years ago on 08/25/12
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Snark said:
My mom gave me "Fated" by Benedict Jacka. It's very Dresden-esque, and he even has a little reference to Dresden that made me squee with fangirl delight.


Dresden, as in Harry Dresden? If so I think I may need to check out that book.

I just finished the "The Omen Machine" by Terry Goodkind. It is the first book in a series that follows after "The Sword of Truth" series. It was incredibly good.
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Michi 4 years ago on 08/27/12
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Gonna finish The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson today. I really love his writing style, and I get sad every day that he died before this trilogy was published. He reminds me of a grittier Murakami.
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Ryan the Lion 4 years ago on 08/27/12
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I just got Robert K. Massie's biography of Catherine the Great for my Kindle (checked out from my local library - love that feature) and it's really hard to put down. Russian history in general is interesting, but 18th century Russian history is baller.
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Michi 4 years ago on 08/27/12
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Ryan the Lion said:
Kindle (checked out from my local library - love that feature)


YES YES YES. That is how I've read most of my books this year. Love being able to just download from the library.
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Darth Gnosis 4 years ago on 08/27/12
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The Dresden Files: Small Favor. Can't wait until Cold Days drops in November.
 
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A Study in Pink 4 years ago on 08/27/12
Moon Walking with Einstein. It's more or less a narrative about how a journalist went from a curious look into memory competitions to competing in one himself through training, and it briefly touches on the role of memory in the modern era where we have "external memories" in the form of digital data.
 
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DoomMonky 4 years ago on 08/27/12
Reading Level 7 by Mordecai Roshwald again since my dad found me a copy of it. It's been one of my favorites since I was 10 or so, and is the reason I love Post-poc so much.
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team banzai 4 years ago on 08/27/12
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I read the Shades of Grey books because I want to make sure my hate and displeasure are warranted. They are. One Hundred Percent.
I feel like Michael Bluth opening the bag that says 'Dead Dove- Do not eat' because, honestly, what did I expect?
The saddest part?
I got them on my kindle and I can't just pick them up and leave them places. I have to delete them off the device without thrusting them upon some unsuspecting person.

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Orin Sempton 4 years ago on 08/27/12
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I'm currently going through a bunch of Lovecraft's stories in chronological order. Thankfully most of them are free to read online.

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poison underwear 4 years ago on 08/27/12
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I've been reading Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World...for three years.
 
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A Study in Pink 4 years ago on 08/28/12
Finished Moonwalking, just started The Art of Memory by Frances Yates, the book I had originally tried to rent from the library but was gone and so I picked up Moonwalking instead. Moonwalking was hilarious and the giant nerds of the competitive memory circuit sound hysterical. I've already started building my own Mind Palace and it's just incredible how easily and quickly the basic concepts are applicable. It takes real training to memorize anything complicated, but I've already memorized a shopping list and a list of words I meant to look up the exact definitions to later..... really cool.
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Michi 4 years ago on 08/28/12
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Started American Gods by Neil Gaiman. My first Neil Gaiman novel!
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Michi 4 years ago on 08/29/12
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You can just stop there!
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darasuum cuyan 4 years ago on 08/29/12
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reading the bioshock book and then plan to read The Art of War by Sun Tzu
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fukkake 4 years ago on 08/29/12
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Michi said:
You can just stop there!


I agree. Although I am glad I read the last two the first one was so fantastic and moving. It is not as bad as the epilogue to Harry Potter but it wasn't her best either!
PS:
I am trying to pace myself with Ender's Game but it is so good I only have about 100 more pages to go and I am actually saddened by this!
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Michi 4 years ago on 08/29/12
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fukkake said:
I am trying to pace myself with Ender's Game but it is so good I only have about 100 more pages to go and I am actually saddened by this!


I read that for the first time at the start of last year, and I know exactly how you feel. I ate that book right up.
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Sweek 4 years ago on 08/30/12
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Michi said:
Started American Gods by Neil Gaiman. My first Neil Gaiman novel!
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StuntCock 4 years ago on 08/30/12
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Kitchen Confidential, first e-book I got on the kindle I got for my birthday!

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