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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Ginwen, you've read five Ender books since 8/8? Gotta love the summer! I just finished Ender's Shadow (first time) -- Card really did a good job of making a familiar story (I have read Ender's Game) not seem too repetitive. I actually really enjoyed knowing what would happen, but seeing Bean's perspective. I thought the stories were cross-tied in some clever and unexpected ways.

edit: I've read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, and now Ender's Shadow from the Bean side of the Universe. Is Shadow of the Hegemon as good? What else would get your high recommenders?

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

The Passage by Justin Cronin.

and

The Stand by Stephen King.

Never read the stand and since The Passage is apparently drawing a lot of comparisons..thought I'd read 'em back to back.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Originally Posted by movieking
Finished and absolutely loved the first Sherlock Holmes book, A Study In Scarlet. Definitely going to continue reading the series.
I read that back in December, I think it was, and also loved it. The second half of the book was kind of odd to read; I didn't expect a Western! I've read Ian Fleming's James Bond books on an annual schedule, and have kept to the same schedule with Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom series since starting that in '08. Not sure if I'll keep Holmes to a once-per-year pace or not, since so much of the canon are short stories. I could restrict myself to reading a set of short stories as they were originally collected in book form together, I guess.

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)



I've had this book on my shelf for about 10 years now and have never read it. So many people have raved about it but I just never seemed to want to read it.

I just started the book and have read about 120 pages so far. I'm really enjoying it more than I expected. UPDATE: Finished on 8/15 - enjoyed it but not sure if am going to continue with the series at this time.


Next up for me is another that I have had sitting on the shelf for a while...


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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Just finished



and now I'm starting the sequal. I hope to finish it before the final book is released on the 24.

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

I've got this book I've been trying to read for awhile, but I keep getting pissed off at it and putting it down. Definitely a fantastic and highly informative read, but it's definitely not a pleasant read.

EDIT: okay I can't post URL's yet, so that means no images.

The book is called "Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism" by James Loewen.

Incredibly researched and detailed.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Originally Posted by cgray
Ginwen, you've read five Ender books since 8/8? Gotta love the summer! I just finished Ender's Shadow (first time) -- Card really did a good job of making a familiar story (I have read Ender's Game) not seem too repetitive. I actually really enjoyed knowing what would happen, but seeing Bean's perspective. I thought the stories were cross-tied in some clever and unexpected ways.

edit: I've read Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, and now Ender's Shadow from the Bean side of the Universe. Is Shadow of the Hegemon as good? What else would get your high recommenders?
They're pretty quick reads, and I just stay up too late.

Ender's Shadow is much better than Shadow of the Hegemon in my opinion. Just based on reading them this time (since most of them I read as they came out and never since), the other one I liked a lot was First Meetings in the Enderverse, at least the first two stories, which are about stuff before Ender's Game. We'll see once I finish them all though. There's none I haven't liked at least a little so far--the first time I read them I don't think I liked Speaker for the Dead, Children of the Mind, and Xenocide much, but that was a long time ago so I barely remember them, so hopefully they're better this time.

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

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Just finished



and now I'm starting the sequal. I hope to finish it before the final book is released on the 24.

Ditto. Just finished the first one and will try to read the second in time for the final book's release as well.

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I read that back in December, I think it was, and also loved it. The second half of the book was kind of odd to read; I didn't expect a Western! I've read Ian Fleming's James Bond books on an annual schedule...
I actually had to look up the summary of the book because it was such an abrupt change. The one that I read was a Project Guttenberg ebook, so I thought that something might have gotten screwed up. I thought that it was fascinating way to flesh out the backstory though.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Going to go through the Scott Pilgrim comics before I see the movie, and am going to continue with the Sherlock Holmes series:



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In a huge shock, I've now started this one
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

This looks like Orson Scott Card Month. I've already his Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead a long time ago when they first came out. Last book I read:




Currently reading:

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Now that I can post images, here's the books I'm cycling through right now.






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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Just Finished:


Starting:
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Just finished:



Will be starting:

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Dexter is Delicious is already out? When did that hit the shelves?
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

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Dexter is Delicious is already out? When did that hit the shelves?
I was thinking the same thing.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

It's been out in the UK for over a month now. The same thing happened with the last Dexter novel as well, in addition to some others that I've read in the past.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Just started reading Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle. I've seen the Tim Burton film, but nothing from the previous film franchise.
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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Rather than post all of the covers, I'll just say that I read all of the Scott Pilgrim comics and really enjoyed them. Definitely looking forward to trying to catch the movie in the next week or so. Finished Sign of the Four as well, which definitely wasn't as good as the first Holmes novel.

Next up is probably:

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Re: What are you reading? (August 2010)

Were the SP books that quick of a read?
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