Your 2011 Book List as it Develops

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  1. ComicChick

    ComicChick Hurricane-ing

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    Your 2011 Reading List

    Here's a place to catalog what you've read this year. For those who made resolutions to read more (like I did) or just want to see how much you read in a year, this'll be a lot of fun for you.

    Be sure to post a list of what you read last year in your first post so that we can see what we accomplished in 2010.

    2010 http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=333212
     
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  2. Tron Bonne

    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    Okay, might as well get started. I'm going to put mine into prose novels, short stories and essay collection and then a separate one for GNs and Trades.

    Books Currently Reading:
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    After Dark by Haruki Murakami
    The Elements of Style by EB White & William Strunk, Jr.

    GNs/Trades Currently Reading:
    Emitown by Emi Lenox
     
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  3. hammerhedd11

    hammerhedd11 OHaiMark

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    Books Currently Reading:
    The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass

    Graphic Novels:
    Infinite Crisis (finished)
    52 (1-2 finished, reading 3)
     
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  4. Prison Mike

    Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    The Grand Design
    The Harry Potter series
     
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  5. Crockett

    Crockett With Teeth

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    Currently Reading:
    Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
     
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  6. Lord Valumart

    Lord Valumart Hype's Dr - It's Canon

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    Currently reading:
    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

    On the pile:
    Nerd Do Well by Simon Pegg
    The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
    Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
    And the continued read through of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which I usually go back to read a short between books.

    I'm aiming to read more actual books this year so I hope to do well.
     
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  7. Motown Marvel

    Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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  8. Lord DeathMan

    Lord DeathMan Well-Known Member

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    Currently reading:
    Misson Earth II: Black Genesis by L. Ron Hubbard

    On the pile:
    The High King of Montival by SM Stirling
    Crusade by Taylor Anderson
    Maelstrom by Taylor Anderson
    The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
    The Sorcerer of the North by John Flanagan


    I'm aiming to read more actual books this year so I hope to do well.
     
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  9. Tron Bonne

    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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  10. Specter313

    Specter313 Ghost of all things X

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    I got the first two box sets of the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind for Christmas this year, and I'll be working on those. I've already started the first one and quite enjoying it so far.
     
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  11. Motown Marvel

    Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    yeah, i picked up the first book of that series (THIS ONE), and it not only kicked off a reading frenzy, but it really got me on a sci-fi kick. The man in the high castle is a pretty solid story. the three stigmata of palmer eldritch blew my effing mind! i cant wait to read that again! do androids dream of electric sheep was very good, but i liked the blade runner movie better. and Ubik was amazing. im currently reading a collection of short stories from philip k. dick, but i cant wait to dive back into his novels.
     
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  12. Crockett

    Crockett With Teeth

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    Completed:
    Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

    Currently Reading:
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
     
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  13. Motown Marvel

    Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    i wanna read that. i read enders game last year.
     
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  14. Ash J. Williams

    Ash J. Williams Hail to the king

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    Should be starting Winter Moon sometime this week.
     
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  15. Thebumwhowalks

    Thebumwhowalks Well-Known Member

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    i just found this on youtube last night, it's a short speech by pkd at a sci-fi convention in '77, where he proposes that we are living in a reality not unlike 'The Matrix' movie. It's pretty funny, even just to look at the sci-fi writers and fans in the audience who are looking at him like he is a nut, but who knows, maybe he was onto something:

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    There is a documentary on youtube too, there are two actually, but the one I have watched(which is the 'Arena' documentary from the BBC) is one of the best docs I have ever seen full stop, you should watch it, lots of great pkd stories.
     
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  16. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014 Champion

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    Time to continue off where I started last year!

    Finished:

    The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons - 5/5

    -Excellent read. The story is epic, continues off where Hyperion left off masterfully, and I love how the arcs all came together. Great book!

    Currently Reading:

    God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert
    Endymion by Dan Simmons
     
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  17. Tron Bonne

    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    I saw that that in a documentary that I got Netflix from. Later on he wrote in his personal journal (he had a name for it, but I forget what it was) he wasn't as sure of that as he once was, but definitely still seem to feel a degree of simulation was in life as we knew it.
     
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  18. Motown Marvel

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    ha ha, awesome. im gonna have to check out that arena doc. im a total greenhorne when it comes to PKD, but im loving what i've experienced so far.
     
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  19. Yodaman

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    I've never done one of these before. Might as well start this year.

    Conan of Cimmeria by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
     
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  20. Tron Bonne

    Tron Bonne All Ass, No Sass

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    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    Books Currently Reading:
    After Dark by Haruki Murakami
    The Elements of Style by EB White & William Strunk, Jr.

    GNs/Trades Currently Reading:
    Emitown by Emi Lenox
     
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  21. Crockett

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    Completed:
    Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

    Currently Reading:
    Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
     
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  22. hammerhedd11

    hammerhedd11 OHaiMark

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    Books Currently Reading:
    The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass

    Graphic Novels:
    Infinite Crisis (finished)
    52 Vol.1-4
    Ex Machina Vol. 1-2
     
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  23. hammerhedd11

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    Books Currently Reading:
    The Dark Tower 4: Wizard and Glass

    Graphic Novels:
    Infinite Crisis
    Final Crisis
    52 Vol.1-4
    Ex Machina Vol. 1-2
     
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  24. Mr.Webs

    Mr.Webs Something Witty Here

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    Completed: With The Old Breed by E.B. Sledge - The best autobiographical take on warfare. It was brilliant, and comes highly recommended.
     
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  25. katie_girl09

    katie_girl09 All kinds of smexy.

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    I've started Soon I will be Invincible by Austin Grossman. Anyone read it?

    Ooh. How did you find it?
     
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