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Posted 8/26/13
I finished "Mouse Guard: The Black Axe". I loved it. I'm wondering how this prequel will change events for the series as a whole now that we know more about the axe's nature. It should be interesting, though it will probably be another year before another collection comes out. :(

I also finished "20th Century Boys" series by Naoki Urasawa. Through 22 volumes, and the 2 concluding volumes named "21st Century Boys", it's been a strange, twisty ride. It had a good ending, which I was very worried about for a while. I really enjoyed it, but I think I might have to read it again to get more out of it.

Next up is "The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya" by Nagaru Tanigawa.
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Posted 8/27/13
Just finished The Dresdan Files by Jim Butcher. The series comes strongly recommended to anyone who is interested in urban fantasy. The author does a good job keeping things fresh for 14 books.

Now reading Fatherland by Robert Harris
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Posted 8/28/13
Ive finished 'Variant and Feedback by Robinsen Wells. Good read.
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Posted 8/28/13
I read The Dwarf by Par Lagerkvist. Very nice book about certain foul aspects of people projected onto the character of the dwarf. The writing is amazing. Some words and phrases were really beautiful but not in that florid way, just very dark and seething.
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Posted 9/1/13
I'm still reading The Tale of Genji and will be for a while. Since I'm reading it in print form, and cutting and carrying only a chapter at a time, that means that from time to time I'll run out when I'm out and about, and then turn to my handy Kindle app for something else.

That happened Friday, so I looked to see what I had already downloaded, and I started that. Crap Kingdom. It's good so far. I'd forgotten I had it.
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Posted 9/3/13 , edited 9/3/13
I finished "The Indignation of Haruhi Suzumiya" by Nagaru Tanigawa. To be honest, I enjoy the books more than the series. This is book 8 in the series, and it's still a fun, light read.

On to "The Blue Blazes" by Chuck Wendig next.
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Posted 9/5/13
The Formation of Islam - Johnathan Berkey -_-
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Posted 9/10/13
I finished "The Blue Blazes" by Chuck Wendig. I didn't care for it, though it is a well-written book. It is an interesting mix of dark fantasy, noir, and the Mob. The world building is very extensive and creative. And the carnage... well lots of characters die throughout the book. I didn't mind since I hardly liked any of the, which was my problem with the book.

Next up will be "Shift" by Hugh Howey. It's the omnibus sequel to "Wool" which I highly recommend.
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Posted 9/15/13 , edited 9/15/13
On the comic side, I'm currently reading IDW's Transformers: More than Meets the Eye series. Though I think it'll be wrapping up soon, at least, I hope. My emotions have been rocked thanks to that. I'm currently in the process of getting my hands on some of Image's Witch Doctor series, so I can't wait to start reading!

On the books side, I'm currently half reading my Childhood Lifespan Psychology textbook with classes coming up soon. On the other half, I'm on the second book of The Stone Dance of the Chameleon by Ricardo Pinto. I honestly can both recommend and not recommend this trilogy. It doesn't help that I had read the manga Ichi the Killer by Yamamoto Hideo so I've been receiving strong images as I read. However, I hope to get this trilogy wrapped up soon since I've done some shopping (thanks to book sales) and have a queue of books lined up. ^^
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Posted 9/17/13
Read The Accountant's Story by Roberto Escobar. It was mind blowing how deep the Medellín Cartel was in their rise to power and fall. If you are interested in a true crime stories (like inside the mafia) this will be for you. I will warn some of the details are a bit graphic but the story of Pablo and the cartel is mind blowing.

Currently finishing up In Cold Blood by Tuman Capote. It has been so far a great read and the way it is written is cool. It goes back and forth form one side of the story to the othe side but they are linked in together. An account of a crime that happened back in 1959. It has interesting to read how the crime too place and what the KBI did to bring the criminals to justice.

Wow, seems like I'm on a crime novel spree.
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Posted 9/17/13
Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
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Posted 9/19/13
I finished "A History of Modern Computing", 1st edition, by Paul Ceruzzi. It isn't nearly as dry as it sounds. It is a reasonably detailed look at the development of computers in the US since WW2. Obviously with any history of this sort some details will be skipped or glossed over. Over all, I thought the coverage was good and offered some interesting insights. I especially liked it since it pieced together a lot of things that I've seen and worked with over the years. It is enlightening to realize the current industry isn't that different from years past. If you are interested in computers at all, you'll probably enjoy this book.
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Posted 9/19/13 , edited 9/19/13
Currently reading: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Last finished: Unveiling Islam: An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs by Ergun Mehmet Caner (don't recommend at all, damn stupid)
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Posted 9/22/13 , edited 9/22/13
Currently Reading: Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King
Last Finished: Sailor Moon Short Stories vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi/Kodansha Comics

I was a bit disappointed in the translation on the Short Stories manga. That is, in comparison to the original translation TokyoPop did back in the 90s. Not all the stories were butchered, but I really felt that the short Hammer Price Hall was awfully mangled compared to the original text translation in the 90s. Almost unreadable, as a matter of fact.
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Posted 9/29/13
I finished "Shift" by Hugh Howey. It's the omnibus sequel to "Wool". I highly recommend both books, but I can't talk about the details too much since that would spoil the books.

Next up: "Stormdancer" by Jay Kristoff.
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