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Coral
07-01-12, 06:36 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MHF4vOb5L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Good read. Given the subject matter, it could've been much more depressing than it was.

Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KIJDGyirL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

mhg83
07-01-12, 07:03 PM
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj184/mhg83/Game-of-thrones.jpg

GatorDeb
07-02-12, 03:40 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ce--yqC1L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Raced bikes, doped, got caught, got banned, reformed, came back.

FINALLY found a book I'm excited about, on page 33 and loving it!! =)

PAG
07-02-12, 07:06 AM
I finished 2 books this past weekend:

http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/144750000/144758308.JPG

and

http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/141670000/141671503.JPG

Meglos
07-02-12, 08:17 AM
http://i.imgur.com/SaQWj.jpg

terrycloth
07-02-12, 02:58 PM
just started Game of thrones as last attempt at reading it i lost my damn copy.

writer106
07-02-12, 05:40 PM
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1311633804l/7937843.jpg

DJLinus
07-02-12, 07:41 PM
http://i45.tinypic.com/25auqrm.jpg

Another Amazon freebie. I'm several chapters in and so far, so good.

Coral
07-03-12, 02:57 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KIJDGyirL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Recommended. If you enjoyed Tom Perrotta's "The Leftovers", you'll probably enjoy this.


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jfO0vScvL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Nick Danger
07-03-12, 03:41 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5125ERMGJ6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Roadside-Geology-New-Mexico-Series/dp/0878422099)

Getting ready for vacation.


And:

http://www.toddbehr.com/chandler/Rim-of-Space-Ship-from.jpg

solipsta
07-03-12, 10:26 PM
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1331086252l/13515168.jpg

GatorDeb
07-04-12, 08:02 AM
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1311633804l/7937843.jpg

Awesome, awesome book :)

benedict
07-05-12, 07:16 AM
Currently awaiting the delivery of Kevin Hearne's "Hammered", I've picked up John Scalzi's "The Android's Dream" from my overflowing to-read <s>shelf</s> book-case.

Meglos
07-05-12, 08:26 AM
http://i.imgur.com/cACQm.jpg

Geofferson
07-05-12, 09:58 AM
http://i43.tower.com/images/mm113919840/inside-out-novel-barry-eisler-hardcover-cover-art.jpg

pdhahn
07-05-12, 10:11 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gC3rhRpTL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

So far it's very informative. It's fascinating to see how something as massive as prohibition made it's way through the system and the ripple effects it caused.

sleepyhead55
07-05-12, 03:25 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514%2BYNWeQrL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

A good read for the most part. Duff is a really talented writer and it shows. I got a little bored at the end though.

lattethunder
07-05-12, 05:42 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/214xs93.jpg

wishbone
07-07-12, 03:40 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/6sq2ck.jpg

Coral
07-07-12, 07:36 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jfO0vScvL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BjWo6X-4L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_.jpg

tarfrimmer
07-08-12, 01:17 AM
Finished Turn Coat (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001V6P124/ref=nosim/dvdtalk) by Jim Butcher

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bHQasi1EL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-65,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001V6P124/ref=nosim/dvdtalk)


Started Who Goes There? (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003XVYLGW/ref=nosim/dvdtalk) by John W. Campbell

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HPFHqTIxL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-77,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003XVYLGW/ref=nosim/dvdtalk)

Ginwen
07-08-12, 03:19 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gYzDOPscL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-65,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

DJLinus
07-08-12, 09:16 AM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41iQXi8zESL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-70,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Started:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VVQKNXM0L._SS500_.jpg

writer106
07-08-12, 10:20 AM
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1301902714l/9218086.jpg

PAG
07-09-12, 06:55 AM
Just finished:

http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/171470000/171477864.JPG

Meglos
07-09-12, 07:58 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Lo4cL.jpg

Coral
07-10-12, 08:16 AM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BjWo6X-4L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU02_.jpg

Enjoyed this quite a bit. One of the best books I've read this year.


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WLWO%2Bk-IL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

The Bus
07-11-12, 08:31 AM
About to get into:

<img src="http://static.bbc.co.uk/programmeimages/512xn/supporting/0fa776b184a3c0352bc65a80e9065ecb41fdf5a4.jpg">
<b>Umberto Eco</b>'s <i>The Prague Cemetery</i>

Meglos
07-11-12, 01:07 PM
http://i.imgur.com/9EFdV.jpg

Nick Danger
07-11-12, 02:45 PM
Ready Player One.

arminius
07-11-12, 06:23 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5JEEh_sBo3c/TxROtpIycuI/AAAAAAAABeI/rt4PcwEMKrs/s1600/storm.jpg

covenant
07-12-12, 12:55 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/WoT01_TheEyeOfTheWorld.jpg/200px-WoT01_TheEyeOfTheWorld.jpg

TimeandTide
07-12-12, 01:24 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/WoT01_TheEyeOfTheWorld.jpg/200px-WoT01_TheEyeOfTheWorld.jpg

LOVED that one.

Just finished:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a365/Time_and_Tide/513ooelb1eL_BO2204203200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-clickTopRight35-76_AA278_PIkin4BottomRight-6722_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Starting:
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a365/Time_and_Tide/51X6ZCKS8WL_BO2204203200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-clickTopRight35-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Meglos
07-12-12, 02:14 PM
http://i.imgur.com/Z5u5h.jpg

kd5
07-12-12, 09:11 PM
Finished Eldest (book 2 of The Inheritance Cycle), started Brisingr (Book 3):


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/70/Brisingr_book_cover.png




-kd5-

Autotelik
07-13-12, 12:03 AM
http://i.imgur.com/Z5u5h.jpg

Nice. Really too bad that it was never finished for TV. I still have my VHS of the official release, with the existing footage. Each episode got shorter and shorter since it was never finished, but the first couple of episodes were almost complete.

Meglos
07-13-12, 07:52 AM
Nice. Really too bad that it was never finished for TV. I still have my VHS of the official release, with the existing footage. Each episode got shorter and shorter since it was never finished, but the first couple of episodes were almost complete.

I have that VHS, too. And I can't help but hear the awful incidental music they used as I read this.

This book is a whopping 385 pages BTW.

PAG
07-13-12, 11:38 AM
Just finished:

http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/144300000/144301947.JPG

arminius
07-13-12, 12:14 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/WoT01_TheEyeOfTheWorld.jpg/200px-WoT01_TheEyeOfTheWorld.jpg

LOVED that one.

I remember seeing the first book when it came out in the library. It looked good so I read it. I was like, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I read the second one and thought, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I was reading book number 47 or 221, I forget which, and I thought what the hell, will this never end. Then Jordan died.

I really liked Jordans' Conan books though.

Coral
07-14-12, 06:04 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WLWO%2Bk-IL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41q6C4mctRL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

benedict
07-15-12, 05:20 AM
Now on Kevin Hearne's "Hammered".

Although enjoying these books as a light entertainment, the page/wordcount is such that I think the publishers could have put the first three books together as one to provide true value for money.

The idea of the trilogy now seems so ingrained in the (particularly fantasy) publishing world that even relatively short works such as Hearne's first three are issued separately when, essentially, they are installments of an interconnected arc. Compared to some of the door-stoppers I have seen, this makes completing reading the "series" relatively expensive. Authors have to make a living of course but we are all looking for value these days and I've been tempted to go for second-hand books to reduce my outlay and I succumb to that temptation more readily if I think I'm being gouged. Perhaps a topic for another thread!

mewmartigan
07-15-12, 07:42 AM
I remember seeing the first book when it came out in the library. It looked good so I read it. I was like, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I read the second one and thought, wow that was great, can't wait for the next one. Then I was reading book number 47 or 221, I forget which, and I thought what the hell, will this never end. Then Jordan died.

I really liked Jordans' Conan books though.

I admit that books 8,9,10 were pretty bad but 11 got back on track.

12,13 and 14 are written by Brandon Sanderson using vast notes and dictations from Jordan. 12 was really good, I am about to start 13 and 14 (the final one!) comes out in January.

http://www.amazon.com/A-Memory-Light-Wheel-Time/dp/0765325950/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342356071&sr=8-1&keywords=memory+of+light


To be fair, I only started reading them last year...I can imagine I would be a bit more critical if I had to wait 3 years or so between books and then read something like book 8. :)

Meglos
07-16-12, 08:56 AM
http://i.imgur.com/SjI3x.jpg

writer106
07-16-12, 10:36 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gD79FBo%2BL._BO2,204,203,200_,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-62,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Coral
07-17-12, 09:01 AM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41q6C4mctRL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SBFtjdvnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Ginwen
07-17-12, 12:32 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618BhCXV%2BPL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-52,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Coral
07-19-12, 09:27 AM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SBFtjdvnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ttAAdMHoL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Meglos
07-19-12, 01:01 PM
http://i.imgur.com/qa3q0.jpg

witty alias
07-19-12, 06:55 PM
Creole Belle-James Lee Burke

PAG
07-20-12, 08:52 AM
Just finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xDkXg1zeL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

writer106
07-22-12, 11:29 PM
http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1333996196l/12678461.jpg

Meglos
07-23-12, 08:22 AM
http://i.imgur.com/rBIqd.jpg

Coral
07-23-12, 01:27 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ttAAdMHoL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Definitely one of my favourites of the year.


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HzuYl%2BBbL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Meglos
07-24-12, 09:15 AM
http://i.imgur.com/xqWVX.jpg

arminius
07-24-12, 01:26 PM
http://filmcrithulk.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/a-feast-for-crows-1.jpg

asianxcore
07-24-12, 03:31 PM
Had to go to Jury Selection/Jury Duty today, so I started this. Hopefully I can keep it going!

http://www.ampmagazine.com/img/interviews/may2009/burning_fight_HD.jpg

Coral
07-25-12, 06:41 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HzuYl%2BBbL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5118YFJJQGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

kd5
07-25-12, 09:09 PM
Finished book 3 of the Inheritance Cycle, Brisingr, started book 4, Inheritance:


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EK6z4wYcL._SS500_.jpg




-kd5-

Ginwen
07-25-12, 11:58 PM
More Hugo reading, only a few more days to finish. Thought I only had short stories left but this one turns out to be a novel. Pretty good so far though.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RB1rFqLaL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

Nick Danger
07-26-12, 10:10 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ltdx5hdmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/Despair-Second-Chances-Mountain-National/dp/1555664407)

We visited Rocky Mountain National Park, and Mrs Danger had to have it. So far, it's not as exciting as Over the Edge or Death in Yellowstone.

Ginwen
07-27-12, 12:31 AM
Yet another Hugo (John W. Campbell award) book: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Jvnjdg9DL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-67,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg.

I think this is the last one, just in time to vote. I read a lot good, but it'll be nice to go back to just reading whatever I feel like.

Meglos
07-27-12, 01:06 PM
http://i.imgur.com/gCDL5.jpg

rkndkn
07-27-12, 01:39 PM
Finished:

http://img2.imagesbn.com/images/103570000/103577274.jpg

Love the Ledger series.

benedict
07-28-12, 02:06 AM
Already a good way through Glen Cook's "Passage at Arms".

Coral
07-29-12, 07:37 PM
Finished:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5118YFJJQGL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg


Reading:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M8SPVRRQL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

The Ferret
07-29-12, 10:41 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xrSIGzOdL._SS500_.jpg

Ginwen
07-30-12, 08:58 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XgTpCPouL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Meglos
07-31-12, 08:05 AM
http://i.imgur.com/bH0dS.jpg

PAG
07-31-12, 01:25 PM
Finished these 2 books this past week:

http://bloodymurder.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/killers_payoff.jpg

and

http://violentworldofparker.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/In-the-Midst-of-Death-first.jpg

mhg83
07-31-12, 04:25 PM
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj184/mhg83/enders-game.jpg