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I recently read Luck of the Draw by Peirs Anthony, the newest in the Xanth series. I'm so amazed that this series is still on going, I started reading it when I was younger, about pre-teen age. The plot of this book was for a man from Earth to be pulled into the magical world of Xanth, thrown into a competition to win the hand of the Princess by demons who are the very personification of the planets themselves. I am currently reading The Shining by Stephen King...and...well...I think everyone knows the plot. Its an adorable little boy who is precognitive that gets snowed into a hotel full of murderous ghosts with his parents, and the utter insanity then insures when his father his possessed by the hotel's ghosts. So far its so good.
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I finished Fables, v8. What a great graphic novel series. I vastly prefer it to the TV show, "Once Upon A Time".

I've now started reading The Burn Zone by James K Decker. It's interesting so far, especially since not many SF books are set in China.
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Posted 7/1/13
I'm currently reading Air Gear, and plan to finish it soon, it's a wonderful read for both fans of Shonen and Shojo.
I would have read the series so much sooner if I hadn't been so stubborn. It's now topped the list as my favorite series.
It's a good read for it's humor and it's story, and some of the characters are unlike any others.
Sora Takeuchi for example.

Highly suggest it!~
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I've got like 15 pages left of Brave New World by Huxley. It's leaving me.....conflicted haha. I was going to read 1984 by Orwell after that but I'm gonna need something less depressing haha.
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Posted 7/1/13
Both are great books. Neither can be considered cheerful. :)

You can always try The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales if you need something to cheer you up.
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Posted 7/5/13
I'm cruising through a Tolkien reread, currently on the Silmarillion. Unless you love, and I mean love the Tolkienverse, you wouldn't enjoy it.

I intend to give Patrick Rothfuss and his Kingkiller Chronicles a chance after I finish.
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Posted 7/14/13
I finished "The Burn Zone" by James K Decker. I was underwhelmed.

Now I've just started "The Shambling Guide to New York" by Mur Lafferty. So far so good. It's about a travel book writer that ends up having to create a travel guide for the undead. Mur's got a great sense of humor.
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I finally finished Superman: The Unauthorized Biography and am well into Norwegian Wood. I love the writing. How's this for a sentence? "I sometimes got the feeling he must be taking out each tooth and washing it, one at a time." I wish I could be more articulate about the combination of things this book has that is striking me in all the right places.

I don't read a lot at a time, so it'll probably take me a while to get through that, even though it's short. And in queue behind it is the resumption of The Tale of Genji which has been sitting for too long on the bureau-top.
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Posted 7/17/13

lorreen wrote:

I finally finished Superman: The Unauthorized Biography and am well into Norwegian Wood. I love the writing. How's this for a sentence? "I sometimes got the feeling he must be taking out each tooth and washing it, one at a time." I wish I could be more articulate about the combination of things this book has that is striking me in all the right places.

I don't read a lot at a time, so it'll probably take me a while to get through that, even though it's short. And in queue behind it is the resumption of The Tale of Genji which has been sitting for too long on the bureau-top.


Do you mean Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami? He's one of my favorite authors! If you like his writing I would definitely suggest his short story collections. Each story is beautifully written and showcases his strange imagination. Also Tale of Genji can be a hard read, at least it was for me. I spent the majority of the book wanting to slap the guy.

As for my reading list, I have just finished "Infernal Devices" by K.W. Jeter. It's one of the original books that established the Steampunk genre. I'm currently reading "Welcome to the Monkey House" by Kurt Vonnegut, which is a short story collection and "Noir" by K.W. Jeter, which is like a sci-fi noir detective story.
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Do you mean Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami? He's one of my favorite authors! If you like his writing I would definitely suggest his short story collections. Each story is beautifully written and showcases his strange imagination. Also Tale of Genji can be a hard read, at least it was for me. I spent the majority of the book wanting to slap the guy.

As for my reading list, I have just finished "Infernal Devices" by K.W. Jeter. It's one of the original books that established the Steampunk genre. I'm currently reading "Welcome to the Monkey House" by Kurt Vonnegut, which is a short story collection and "Noir" by K.W. Jeter, which is like a sci-fi noir detective story.


That's the one. First I've read by this author. Only learned about it because AHTL has it listed under Favorite Books on his profile and the title intrigued me. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more. I love short stories, btw, so definitely something for me to look for.

I'm fairly accustomed to difficult reads. Some I like; some I don't. This is the Royall Tyler translation, which I understand has a good blend of retaining a sense of the original style (especially wrt refering to characters) and clarity (through annotation). I rarely dislike a read because of feelings about a character. What made you want to slap the guy? (I think the only character I've felt that way about was Odysseus).

I love Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Though I haven't read any in a while there was a time when I had read every piece of his fiction at least once, and many things multiple time, as well as a few essays. Love that brilliant, quirky, biting writing style.



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That's the one. First I've read by this author. Only learned about it because AHTL has it listed under Favorite Books on his profile and the title intrigued me. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more. I love short stories, btw, so definitely something for me to look for.

I'm fairly accustomed to difficult reads. Some I like; some I don't. This is the Royall Tyler translation, which I understand has a good blend of retaining a sense of the original style (especially wrt refering to characters) and clarity (through annotation). I rarely dislike a read because of feelings about a character. What made you want to slap the guy? (I think the only character I've felt that way about was Odysseus).

I love Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Though I haven't read any in a while there was a time when I had read every piece of his fiction at least once, and many things multiple time, as well as a few essays. Love that brilliant, quirky, biting writing style.


Most of Genji's problems could be solved with him keeping himself in his own pants! Not to mentions he
I have more to say about Genji, but that's all I'll rant about. Honestly I really dislike his character, but the novel itself gives good insight to the time period.
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Posted 7/18/13
Just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Beautifully written, stylistically one of the best books I've ever read. In terms of content it was okay, very touching at times, and very raw. Now reading Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned; a short-story collection by Wells Tower. Interesting. Reminds me a lot of Salinger. Also very raw, very real.
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Posted 7/21/13
Just finished re-reading The Hunger Games, yet again was a fantastic read!
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Posted 7/21/13
Well it may seem a bit popular, but who the hell cares, I'm reading the first book in "a song of ice and fire" series: Game of Thrones. Obviously I've watch the three seasons so far hence why I've started reading the books. I'm only up to page 138 and I've already noticed how graphic it is compared to the TV series for example the first night that Daenerys Targaryen spends with Khal Drogo after their wedding goes into some detail; like details I'd expect from some kind of 50 Shades of Grey novel.
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Posted 7/22/13
Haven't really read anything of late so I can't say what I recently finished but I just got Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson; his latest book. Very good read.
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