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Almost three quarters of the way.

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I'm the only one reading this month

Finished the above, 20% into

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Not the usual sort of thing I read, but a very good quick read (though I found the second half significantly less engrossing than the first).
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I remember liking Room although I vaguely remember what it was about, but I'm pretty sure where it was one of those books where the author ran out story before she ran out of book. It wasn't a satisfying ending.
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Just Finished:

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin



I really enjoyed these three short stories. I hope he writes more after he finishes A Song of Ice and Fire.

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion



I loved this! The main character is similar to Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, but more likeable.

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Divorce Horse by Craig Johnson

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Old 12-11-15, 06:45 AM
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Divorce Horse by Craig Johnson



I didn't really care for this really short story. It's probably my least favorite work by Johnson.
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Pronto by Elmore Leonard

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I liked it. It kinda reminded me of The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, which I read a couple years ago. They're both "low-key" post-apocalyptic stories. Similar in some ways to Cormac McCarthy's The Road, but not as bleak or brutal. Also, it's a quick, easy read. I got through it in less than a week, and I'm a pretty slow reader. Definitely worth checking out.
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The tough thing for me with Elmore Leonard books is I've read a lot of them, enjoyed most, but since they tend to have certain things that are pretty similar, and even some of the same characters, I have completely lost track of which ones I haven't read.

I have definitely read Pronto. I think I've read the Hunted, but even after checking out the descriptions, I'm not 100 percent sure.

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It's not perfect, but so far much better than the second one (which was basically just unnecessary, should've been a two book series not three.
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Started The Authoritarians. Halfway through The Once and Future King.



Download it for free from the university website.

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Believe it or not, my first book by Jim Butcher. I'll have to certainly check out others, since this was a most entertaining read. And for what is the first book in a series, I really appreciate that it stands well on its own as a self-contained story. Are his Dresden files books the same way?
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Believe it or not, my first book by Jim Butcher. I'll have to certainly check out others, since this was a most entertaining read. And for what is the first book in a series, I really appreciate that it stands well on its own as a self-contained story. Are his Dresden files books the same way?
All of the Dresden books tell a self-contained story. In the early books you could read them in any order, though I would very much recommend reading them in the actual order.

Those are Butcher's earliest work, so some people feel that the first 1-3, or even 4, aren't as good as the series later becomes. Lot of ymmv there, but if you try the first and think that it has promise, but could be better, then there's a definite possibility that you might like them more if you continue on.
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A great deal of fun. Certainly not for those that don't mind their stories getting "meta" (which the bulk of the negative reviews at goodreads do). Scalzi does it much better than Stephen King in the Dark Tower series (and Scalzi had the good sense to not make himself a character). Seems an odd choice for the Hugo Award but I certainly have no problem with the winning book not being some extremely serious affair. Though Redshirts sneaks up on you with emotions.
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