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Old 03-25-2013, 09:00 PM   #176
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:09 PM   #177
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Love that Goodkind.

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #178
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finally finished Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

started The Vampire Academy

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #179
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Emperor Mollusk versus the Sinister Brain. (Surprisingly awesome in a Megamind way)

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #180
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Switch ***** by Roald Dahl. I was surprised by the writing in this collection of four short stories, it's more risqué since it's aimed for the adult audience but Dahl's humor is very much evident and makes it all the more enjoyable.

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Old 03-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #181
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Finished Full Dark, No Stars. Man those were some grim stories, even for King. Great stuff though.

Starting Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle.

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:37 PM   #182
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I didn't know if there was a thread for this but I'm curious if anyone has read Devil In The White City? Ken Levine mentioned it as an inspiration for Bioshock Infinite and I was curious if it was any good, certainly sounds interesting

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Old 03-29-2013, 08:42 PM   #183
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:49 PM   #184
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I finished the novelization of Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem. I have no idea what the **** I read, but it kept my attention for all 326 pages.

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Old 04-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #185
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Count Brass by Michael Moorcock. Hawkmoon's unwitting sacrifice hit me right in the feels. For a book that's less than 300 pages, the plot was fairly ambitious:

After Duke Dorian Hawkmoon led the forces of Kamarg to victory against the Dark Empire of Granbretan, he settled down in Kamarg as the province's lord-protector with his wife, Count Brass's daughter, Yisselda.

During a meeting with others from the European nobility, Hawkmoon is accused of being a murderer who plotted to have Count Brass killed in the final battle in Londra, capital city of Granbretan. The accuser served with Count Brass during Brass's days as a mercenary. The accuser claims that Count Brass's ghost told him Hawkmoon was a conspirator to the throne of Kamarg and all of Germany.

Hawkmoon heads into the marshes of Kamarg to investigate. Along the way his horse is trapped in a mire; it dies and Hawkmoon is almost swallowed by the muck when he is rescued by Count Brass. Hawkmoon questions Count Brass and sees that this one is younger than the Count Brass he knew.

Count Brass tells Hawkmoon that he must kill Hawkmoon in order to be freed from his masters in the netherworld. Hawkmoon learns that his other companions who died at Londra are with Count Brass. However, none of them recollect their alliance and battles against Granbretan.

Hawkmoon discovers that a couple of scientists who served the King-Emperor of Granbretan managed to slip into another plane, to a different Earth. These scientists used their knowledge of space and time to pluck each of Hawkmoon's companions from near-death experiences in order to convince them that they--the scientists--were lords of the netherworld who would return the companions to life if they killed Hawkmoon.

These scientists want Hawkmoon dead because their efforts at reestablishing the Dark Empire of Granbretan were being thwarted across the planes of existence; on each plane there was someone similar to Hawkmoon who orchestrated uprisings and rebellions against their attempts at resurrecting the Dark Empire.

At the end, Hawkmoon is phasing through Time and manages to save Count Brass's life at the Battle of Londra, where he had initially died. In the next chapter, Hawkmoon is back in the mire and is rescued by Yisselda. Only its not really Yisselda; it's Count Brass.

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We learn that since the end of the war with Granbretan, Hawkmoon has taken to roaming the marshes of Kamarg, visiting the ivy-grown ruins of an old church, and calling out for Yisselda on his wanderings through the marshes. The people of Kamarg believe Hawkmoon to be on a downward spiral into madness.

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Old 04-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #186
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"Small Favor" by Jim Butcher

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #187
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:07 AM   #188
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Few months ago I've finished the tenth and last book of a series written by D.J. MacHale, called Bobby Pendragon.
Now, I'm reading The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien


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Old 04-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #189
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The Strategy of Satan by Warren Wiersbe

Disney Trivia from the Vault by Dave Smith

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:23 AM   #190
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just finished book 3 of vampire academy. why are these so addicting?

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:58 PM   #191
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Man's Search For Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl

Now reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #193
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"Y: The Last Man" deluxe edition 4 by Brian K. Vaughan.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:25 PM   #194
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"Dreams and Shadows" by C. Robert Cargill

Fantastic mythology building clashed with a modern setting. Memorable characters, great dialogue, though in my opinion the supporting characters out shine the leads most of the time.

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Old 04-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #195
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"Look to Windward" by Ian M. Banks

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #196
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #197
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Read The Omen Machine yet?

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I FINALLY finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Due to lack of time I nearly dropped the book but I'm glad I finished it. It was ultimately a good read. It wouldn't break my top ten, but I enjoyed it. As someone previously stated, it was a bit light on plot detail but astounding with atmosphere. It's worth a read if anyone's interested.

I started Nights In Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks while on vacation. We'll see how long it takes me to read this one

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Yeah. I kinda wish he hadn't continued the story, since I thought the ending of Confessor was a perfect way to cap off series, even though I love the characters and the world itself, Confessor just left them all in a happy place and you could just picture them having a "happily ever after". It has me a little worried that things are gonna go nowhere but down for the characters, since The Law of Nines kinda hinted that Kahlen and Richard had a less than happy ending.

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Rereading Books of Blood, Vol. I-III.
Finishing Devil in the White City, which I highly recommend.

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