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Old 07-05-10, 12:47 AM
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Michael Howard - The Franco-Prussian War
Winston Churchill - The Second World War, Vol. I - The Gathering Storm
Kipling - a bunch of short stories (Plain Tales from the Hills, Soldiers Three, Under the Deodars)

I'm feeling very English this month.

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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Originally Posted by 12thmonkey
Read this last summer.

Lost City of Z is a great read. It's tough to imagine exploring in such harsh, remote and dangerous locations.
Agreed, also the treasure hypothesis was intriguing.
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Finished

Started

Nice easy summer reading
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Finished: Vicious Circle(Felix Castor #2) by Mike Carey, putting this series on hold.

Starting: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Just finished:


Just started:
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Just finished:

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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

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Just finished:
Plans to read Tafoya's follow-up (The Wolves of Fairmount Park)? I have Dope Thief in my to-read pile (heard great things about both).
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Just Finished:
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Originally Posted by movieking
I'm about 1/4 of the way in so far, and am really enjoying it so far:

I couldn't stand any of the characters and the cheap, surprise hooks at the end of each character piece got tired and repetitive after a while (the last one got me upset and ill at the randomness of it all). I did, however, find the writing to be somewhat engrossing and kept me interested in terms of finishing the book. One chapter in particular was amazing and was what made me want to go ahead and finish (Winston Cheung).

I am about five chapters into



and it is finally starting to get interesting. Those first four chapters were kind of hard to get through in terms of holding my interest. Oi.
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Starting "Blood Oath" by Christopher Farnsworth
Next "The Passage" by Justin Cronin
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Originally Posted by Geofferson
Plans to read Tafoya's follow-up (The Wolves of Fairmount Park)? I have Dope Thief in my to-read pile (heard great things about both).
Dope Thief was good. I will definitely read the follow up (The Wolves of Fairmount Park).
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What are you reading? (July 2010)

While on holiday I began Richard Morgan's close to the knuckle fantasy "The Steel Remains".
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Originally Posted by conscience
I couldn't stand any of the characters and the cheap, surprise hooks at the end of each character piece got tired and repetitive after a while (the last one got me upset and ill at the randomness of it all). I did, however, find the writing to be somewhat engrossing and kept me interested in terms of finishing the book. One chapter in particular was amazing and was what made me want to go ahead and finish (Winston Cheung).
I disagree with almost everything you said. I really enjoyed the book, and thought that one of the weakest pieces was the Winston Cheung piece. I will agree that the ending of the last piece was cheap and lazy writing, shocking just for the sake of shocking, without being needed in the story.
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Just finished:

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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Just finished


now reading


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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

I loved The Hunger Games and gave it to my 12-year old on Saturday to read. By Monday she handed me over her allowance so I could pick up the sequel and she finished on Tuesday. So now I'm following her steps.

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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Just finished Joseph Wambaugh's "Hollywood Moon".

Next up:

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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Just Started:
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Had to put Empire of Liberty on hold for a little bit. For the first time in my life I will read a book BEFORE I go on vacation somplace.

Next week I go to Buffalo so I will read:

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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

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Had to put Empire of Liberty on hold for a little bit. For the first time in my life I will read a book BEFORE I go on vacation somplace.

Next week I go to Buffalo so I will read:

Sound like an interesting read!
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Re: What are you reading? (July 2010)

Just Finished


Now Reading
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Heard about it when Lateralus said he was reading it, saw it got good reviews, and bought it.
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