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Old 05-23-11, 05:04 PM
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Re: What are you reading? May 2011

Finished: Blood Lines (Victoria Nelson #3) by Tanya Huff



Started: Blood Pact (Victoria Nelson #4) by Tanya Huff

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Just finished:



Now reading:

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The Hunger Games
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Just started reading this on my iPad 2 through the Amazon Kindle app:

Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

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^ What'd you think? I liked it better than Severance Package, but not as much as The Wheelman or The Blonde.
I would probably rank them:

1. The Blonde
2. Expiration Date
3. Severance Package

Really, though, I liked all 3. I haven't read The Wheelman yet, but I will.
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Just started reading this on my iPad 2 through the Amazon Kindle app:

Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

Definitely reading that soon.

Next up:

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Just started reading this on my iPad 2 through the Amazon Kindle app:

Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

Add me to the list of people that will be reading this soon. I've been waiting for this to come out for a while.
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Contains all 7 books of The Chronicles Of Narnia, currently reading The Magician's Nephew. -kd5-
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I just downloaded this and will be reading this after I finish the book on ESPN:

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

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I just downloaded this and will be reading this after I finish the book on ESPN:

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

That's a good book. I'm about 3/4's of the way through it and I like it a lot. I don't know if I believe everything in it but its well-written and the information is presented well.
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Just finished:

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Just finished:



Great book. Definitely lived up to the hype.

Now reading:



Good book so far (I've read about 25% of it). I wasn't sure what to expect since its Steve Earle's first novel and the story seems a bit out there (its set in San Antonio around the time of JFK's assassination and the characters include a drug-addicted former doctor who performs illegal abortions and the ghost of Hank Williams, Sr.).
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Hard Magic: Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia on Audible
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Contains all 7 books of The Chronicles Of Narnia, currently reading The Magician's Nephew. -kd5-
Unfortunately the publisher has mucked up the continuity by putting the flashback story at the front. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has one of the coolest beginnings in literature, and the backstory was published years later as The Magician's Nephew.

It's as if some editor with no faith in human imagination said, "No one will accept a lamp post in the woods if we don't start by explaining why it's there.

As originally written, the reader is presented with a gas lamp post in the middle of the forest, with the flame lit. It's eerie. Over the course of four or five volumes, you become familiar with it, and the characters are so used to it that they use it as a landmark. Then, in The Magician's Nephew, it's origin is explained, and the reader goes, "Ooooh! That's why it's there!"

That happened over and over again in The Magician's Nephew. But not anymore.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Finished: Blood Pact (Victoria Nelson #4) by Tanya Huff



Started: Blood Debt (Victoria Nelson #5) by Tanya Huff

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It's fucking awesome .
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Unfortunately the publisher has mucked up the continuity by putting the flashback story at the front. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has one of the coolest beginnings in literature, and the backstory was published years later as The Magician's Nephew.

It's as if some editor with no faith in human imagination said, "No one will accept a lamp post in the woods if we don't start by explaining why it's there.

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That happened over and over again in The Magician's Nephew. But not anymore.
Damn, I wish I'd known that ahead of time, I just assumed it was the first book of the series as it was written. Had I known it wasn't, I might've skipped it until I finished with the others. As it is, at least the story is interesting... -kd5-
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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