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*CONGO by Michael Chrichton ( this was my first Crichton book. Kinda dissapointed honestly kinda just meh. Started off pretty good but the last 150 pages were boring. Movie was wayyyy better. Book doesnt even have any mention of Sesame cakes Grade C



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Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis (Great autobiography. One of the Best I have read. I highly recommend this. I found out a lot about Star Wars I never knew about like the Return of the Ewok promotional film they made and lots more. Warwick is freakin awesome. Grade A


*KIlling Floor by Lee Child


Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés
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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

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Finished:
The Passage by Justin Cronin




Started:

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

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Great book! Still my favorite Koontz novel
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Just an FYI: Call Me is NOT a Creed book. It's a whole new series (hopefully). But, when you read Maybe, there are a few references to Call Me and some small things are explained. Again, you don't have to read CM before you read Maybe.

I read the first western and didn't love it, I didn't hate it either. I LOVE Locke's style of writing and so I'll always try anything he writes.
And yeah, Creed is a hoot!

I also enjoyed his How To book: How I Sold 1mil eBooks in 5 Months.
Interesting side note: he writes an entire chapter on how much he admires
Joe Paterno, wonder what he thinks of him now.
Anyway, I recommend it because it tells his story on how he got started in business and became a very successful writer much later. Very interesting.
(from previous thread)

I finished Call Me and enjoyed it. Half way through Maybe and I now really appreciate your recommendation to read it first. There are enough references to Call Me that I think it would have bothered me to not have read it first.


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How is this? I have started it a couple times but haven't been hooked. Does it start out slow and ramp up?
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About to start Glen Cook's "Introducing Garrett, P.I.", a compendium featuring "Sweet Silver Blues", "Bitter Gold Hearts" and "Cold Copper Tears".
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about to start glen cook's "introducing garrett, p.i.", a compendium featuring "sweet silver blues", "bitter gold hearts" and "cold copper tears".
me too! Omg can we be besties?
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Really enjoying it. He's pretty clever with how he weaves in the vampire stuff to established history.
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

To those reading THE PASSAGE, my regrets.

I just finished this:


And am about half-way through this:


This is probably up next:

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Finished The Passage. Was pretty disappointed. A great beginning, followed by one of the slowest middles which caused me to put the book down for a few months followed by an okay end. Most of the characters just seemed run of the mill boring to me with the exception of Amy.

It just felt like he author was writing The Stand 2.0

starting next:

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Finished Ready Player One and really enjoyed it... but also felt the ending was a little rushed/weak.

Now I intend to breeze through the three John Locke westerns!
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Finished Ready Player One and really enjoyed it... but also felt the ending was a little rushed/weak.

Now I intend to breeze through the three John Locke westerns!
Check out Daemon then FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez. If you liked ready player one you will probably like these books as well.

I agree with you about the ending of Ready Player One's ending. Plus I saw the bit with
Spoiler:
the bomb and the quarter

from a mile away.


I am about to start:

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Check out Daemon then FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez. If you liked ready player one you will probably like these books as well.

I agree with you about the ending of Ready Player One's ending. Plus I saw the bit with
Spoiler:
the bomb and the quarter

from a mile away.

Thanks for the rec. I will add it to my Goodreads list and check it out at some point. As for Ready Player One:

Spoiler:
The bomb thing was telegraphed so heavily I actually forgot it wasn't outright stated. The quarter thing did surprise me a little. I thought it was going to be a tie-breaking point at the end.


edit: And did you real This is Not a Game? That was probably my favorite of the novels set in a future with an integrated gaming world. A fantastic book. Not quite the popcorn read of Ready Player One but, imo, better plotted and written.
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Thanks for the rec. I will add it to my Goodreads list and check it out at some point. As for Ready Player One:

Spoiler:
The bomb thing was telegraphed so heavily I actually forgot it wasn't outright stated. The quarter thing did surprise me a little. I thought it was going to be a tie-breaking point at the end.


edit: And did you real This is Not a Game? That was probably my favorite of the novels set in a future with an integrated gaming world. A fantastic book. Not quite the popcorn read of Ready Player One but, imo, better plotted and written.
I have not read This is Not a Game I will have to add that to my list of things to read. I am trying to mix some non-fiction in as well so I feel like I am learning something while I read. I am also listening to books on my way to and from work. Right now I am reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Spoiler:
I was expecting Artimus or someone on that side to blow the bomb. Especially when all the forces were guarding the door. When it didn't happen I knew the suxxors had it. The quarter I figured would be an extra life, and I was expecting a reference to a continue and countdown before he came back. I was also hoping for more post victory story
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I have not read This is Not a Game I will have to add that to my list of things to read. I am trying to mix some non-fiction in as well so I feel like I am learning something while I read. I am also listening to books on my way to and from work. Right now I am reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Spoiler:
I was expecting Artimus or someone on that side to blow the bomb. Especially when all the forces were guarding the door. When it didn't happen I knew the suxxors had it. The quarter I figured would be an extra life, and I was expecting a reference to a continue and countdown before he came back. I was also hoping for more post victory story
I am an escapist reader and have a hard time doing much non-fiction. The next non-fiction I will do will be:


When the library finally gets it in!

RPO spoilered discussion
Spoiler:
As soon as they mentioned the bomb and mentioned the sixers always bought up all artifacts that were auctioned I knew who had it. The lack though of post-victory stuff was lame. Book ends and it references the weak romantic subplot and that was it. Especially in light of the switch revelation. Made me wonder if there will be a sequel outlining more of a war with the sixers.
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I am an escapist reader and have a hard time doing much non-fiction. The next non-fiction I will do will be:


When the library finally gets it in!

RPO spoilered discussion
Spoiler:
As soon as they mentioned the bomb and mentioned the sixers always bought up all artifacts that were auctioned I knew who had it. The lack though of post-victory stuff was lame. Book ends and it references the weak romantic subplot and that was it. Especially in light of the switch revelation. Made me wonder if there will be a sequel outlining more of a war with the sixers.
Spoiler:
I am sure there will be a sequel, and they are also in talks for a movie
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Re: What are you reading? (January 2012)

Finished The Ringworld Engineers, started:






(for the 3rd time)





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