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What are you reading? (August 2009)

Can't believe that it is August already!

I figured that I'd try this out as it was free for the e-reader and the Kindle this week:

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Recently read:


Living Dead in Dallas - Charlaine Harris


Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist
Well worth reading even after seeing the film


The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
Just finished this one today. Fantastic.

Next up: One of these four...


The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo - Stieg Larsson


M Is For Magic - Neil Gaiman


The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Just After Sunset - Stephen King
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2009)

I'm getting ready to start The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson.

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Just finished

Started
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Just finished

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Russia at War: 1941-1945
by Alexander Werth
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2009)

Only 25 pages in and it's pretty rad so far

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I cannot recommend these books enough. I'm about halfway through book two of his First Law Trilogy. I've tried so many series in hopes of filling that void of finding something to live up to the Song of Fire And Ice series. This is the first author ever that has that combo of rich, captivating characters, witty writing & great violent, epic action that I've been looking for.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2009)

Even though Maximum Ride is apart of the Young Adults series, I actually enjoyed it more than most of Patterson's other recent work.

Next up:

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The Historian. A Vampire book that is so far very good.



If your pulse flutters at the thought of castle ruins and descents into crypts by moonlight, you will savor every creepy page of Elizabeth Kostova's long but beautifully structured thriller The Historian. The story opens in Amsterdam in 1972, when a teenage girl discovers a medieval book and a cache of yellowed letters in her diplomat father's library. The pages of the book are empty except for a woodcut of a dragon. The letters are addressed to: "My dear and unfortunate successor." When the girl confronts her father, he reluctantly confesses an unsettling story: his involvement, twenty years earlier, in a search for his graduate school mentor, who disappeared from his office only moments after confiding to Paul his certainty that Dracula--Vlad the Impaler, an inventively cruel ruler of Wallachia in the mid-15th century--was still alive. The story turns out to concern our narrator directly because Paul's collaborator in the search was a fellow student named Helen Rossi (the unacknowledged daughter of his mentor) and our narrator's long-dead mother, about whom she knows almost nothing. And then her father, leaving just a note, disappears also.
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Jim Butcher's "Grave Peril".
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Originally Posted by Sessa17
I cannot recommend these books enough. I'm about halfway through book two of his First Law Trilogy. I've tried so many series in hopes of filling that void of finding something to live up to the Song of Fire And Ice series. This is the first author ever that has that combo of rich, captivating characters, witty writing & great violent, epic action that I've been looking for.
I think I'm going to check these out. One of the things that always turns me off about fantasy epics, is that the books are usually longer than I like and there are a lot of them. However, while these are longish books, it's only a trilogy. I wish more sword and sorcery writers would practice such brevity.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2009)

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I think I'm going to check these out. One of the things that always turns me off about fantasy epics, is that the books are usually longer than I like and there are a lot of them. However, while these are longish books, it's only a trilogy. I wish more sword and sorcery writers would practice such brevity.
Sweet, post what you think. They are very quick reads, it's kind of like Martin-lite. Not as dense or complex as his series, but just as good with the characterization, heavy on the action & violence, & a bit more humor & wit.
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Over half way through, just WOW!
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2009)

Still reading



Then I have to wait until the 3rd book comes out to finish the series.

I have a huge backlog of books to read and not enough time.
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Just finished:

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2009)

I'm about 80 pages into The Girl Who Played With Fire. It's very entertaining so far, but I'm putting it down for a few days because I just got an advance reading copy of Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon.

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2009)

Another thread floating around here inspired me to pick this up.
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I'm reading


I think it's about the fourth time, but it has been a while and I'm really enjoying it so far.
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Book #36:



Another book club book.
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