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Old 07-19-16, 06:09 AM   #26
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Re: What Are You Reading?(July 2016)

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It's only OK. Not as good as the blurb suggests. I had read it years ago and had mostly forgotten it. Re-read it a few weeks ago and realized it's because it's pretty forgettable. Not bad by any stretch, and it's a fairly quick read, but not worth going out of your way for.
Thanks! I have too much on my "to read" list to take a detour into "just OK" territory.
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Old 07-19-16, 07:06 AM   #27
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Just started Red Rising book 2 (Golden Son) by Pierce Brown. Next up will be The Fireman by Joe Hill.

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Old 07-20-16, 09:31 PM   #28
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Very quick entertaining read. I have high hopes that the author doesn't stay so indebted to the Hunger Games formula for the rest of the trilogy and does his own thing (since there are a lot of different ways the story can go from here).

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They work the same as they always have (for me at least). Just bracket the link of your image with [img] and [/img] (which one of the tool icons will do automatically for you).
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Old 07-21-16, 11:48 AM   #29
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Very quick entertaining read. I have high hopes that the author doesn't stay so indebted to the Hunger Games formula for the rest of the trilogy and does his own thing (since there are a lot of different ways the story can go from here).
I'm pleased so many people here are reading and enjoying these books. I really liked the trilogy. It's far from perfect but it's significantly more thoughtful and surprising than many other similar series. In particular, I like that the story is relatively realistic about the true consequences of Darrow's actions. IMO, the second trilogy should be very interesting.

Even though the first book is pretty good, I found the trilogy actually improves significantly as it moves forward. I think the second book is the best book, the third book is the second best. Only the first book is influenced by The Hunger Games, IMO. Also, I think it's a lot better than the Hunger Games.
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My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh



My favorite genre is coming of age stories and this is a very good one. It reminds me somewhat of To Kill A Mockingbird.
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Another Perry Mason mystery, The Case of the Fenced-In Woman

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Yet another Perry Mason mystery, The Case of the Hesitant Hostess from 1953

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Right on to the third book of the series. After seeing a lot of Hunger Games and Ender's Game in the 1st book, I'm seeing more of a Game of Thrones influence in the 2nd. And that's a good thing.
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