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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have acquired around 40 books in the last few weeks, mostly sci-fi.
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Damn! That's a solid week's worth of reading for you!

A whole week Fist? That doesn't sound right, unless he's planning on reading them twice.

And just to prevent the horror of TWO off-topic posts, I recently acquired an eBook of this month's KW Book Club selection: Seized, by you know who. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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by you know who.


The book club's reading Voldemort's handiwork? Shocked

(Does ali have other novels not part of a series? Maybe someone could suggest one for some upcoming month; I'll have to skip January anyway.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The book club's reading Voldemort's handiwork? Shocked

I certainly hope so. I never read anything not written by The Dark Lord. I just assumed this 'Lynne Cantwell' was a pseudonym. Also, it was good to read something of his that wasn't written in the sky.

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(Does ali have other novels not part of a series? Maybe someone could suggest one for some upcoming month; I'll have to skip January anyway.)

I'm sure The Dark Lordess will be along to answer that one soon. Or dispose of your parents. Hopefully just the question-answering bit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(Does ali have other novels not part of a series? Maybe someone could suggest one for some upcoming month; I'll have to skip January anyway.)

I think ali's The Maidens' War, her first novel, is a stand alone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, at least a month I think.

Others include Cornwell's Warlord Chrons, (his take on the Arthurian legend), the Helliconia book I was missing, Rawn's Dragon Star books, a couple of Chung Kuo books, and the Gormenghast trilogy. And I ordered Forge of Darkness. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Haha, at least a month I think.

Others include Cornwell's Warlord Chrons, (his take on the Arthurian legend), the Helliconia book I was missing, Rawn's Dragon Star books, a couple of Chung Kuo books, and the Gormenghast trilogy. And I ordered Forge of Darkness. Very Happy

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What'd you think?

And actually, which Chung Kuo books did you read? I'm only 4 or 5 in, I stopped, probably, at least 6 months back if not a year back. It is a very odd series for me.
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I think ali's The Maidens' War, her first novel, is a stand alone.

Let me know if not. I read it, I really liked it. I don't see how there would be a sequel, but I'd probably read it if there was one.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(Does ali have other novels not part of a series? Maybe someone could suggest one for some upcoming month; I'll have to skip January anyway.)

I think ali's The Maidens' War, her first novel, is a stand alone.

It is. And so is SwanSong. </blatant self-promotion>
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Will tell you when I've read them. Got 2 & 3, so I ordered 1, and waiting for it to arrive before I start.

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And actually, which Chung Kuo books did you read? I'm only 4 or 5 in, I stopped, probably, at least 6 months back if not a year back. It is a very odd series for me.


I already had the original book 1 & 2, which I enjoyed. Dense and complicated, but overall good.

Then I saw Book 2 of a prequel, which I got. Now I've added book 1 of the prequel, as well as book 3 of the original series.

But for some reason he renumbered the series starting with the prequel, so the original first book is now book 3. This means my series is so far numbered 1, 2, 1, 2, 3. Very Happy But really it's 1-5 apparently.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I happened to go to a different shop than usual the other day, and what should I walk past in the window of a bookshop in the centre, but A Memory of Light in paperback.

So now I have the last WoT book. A series I started reading in 1995.

Can't wait to get started on it. Will probably have to re-read at least the book immediately preceding it first though.

And I still have 3 and a half books of the Saga of Seven Suns to finish first.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

- The Earthsea Quartet - Ursula K LeGuin (exact same edition I bought back in primary school, to replace worn out copy)
- Tales from Earthsea - Ursula K LeGuin
- The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
- Peace and War (omnibus) - Joe Haldeman
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- Peace and War (omnibus) - Joe Haldeman


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Yeah, that's probably what they were going for when they named the collection. Contains the three novels, The Forever War, Forever Free, and Forever Peace.
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Just picked up The Algebraist and State of the Art by Banks, King's Duma Key finally, and (not sci-fi), PJ O'Rourke's Don't Vote, It Just Encourages The Bastards.

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The Wind-Up Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great opportunity to grab Leviathan Wakes on Kindle for $1.99 today only:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047Y171G/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

It's a really good story.
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Lists it as $13.95 but I'd say that's because I'm a foreigner and offer is only open to US customers? Shame, good deal. Might try UK amazon.
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Not sure how those deals work, just saw it and posted it.
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I've been out of control with my book buying lately. Luckily, the most I spend on a book is $5 new from $5 book store, and the rest come from op shops for less. One of these opshops, a great little bookstore, had a 'green dot orange dot' sale yesterday. Anything green $1, anything orange half price. Got a heap of really good 'literary' fiction for a buck. Unfortunately my science fiction and fantasy acquisitions - This Day All Goods Die and American Gods - were a ripoff at $3 and $4 respectively Wink

Other recent acquisitions that fit this thread include Juli Zeh's The Method, C.J Cherryh's Fortress In The Eye Of Time, Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren and Tales of Neveryon, Mordant's Need for a nostalgic re-read, Blade Runner, The War of the Worlds, The Judging Eye, by R. Scott Bakker, Peace and War, Joe Haldeman and... I'm gonna pretend that's all even those there's more because otherwise I look like someone with a problem, and I already have enough of those.
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Went on a small buying binge today. There's a great second-hand bookshop in the center of town which has an unbelievable fantasy/sci-fi section (which is why I can't go in there too often Laughing ).

I bought The Illuminatus! Trilogy for the KW Book Club.

I also got a couple of books recommended by other Watchers (one of the many benefits of the Watch Laughing ):
    - Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein (rcmd. by Av).

    - Leviathan Wakes by James Corey (rcmd. by Ms. Mary).

I also got Game of Thrones. I think I tried to read it before but I'll persist this time. (I might try to get a look at the T.V. series first so that I'm not too critcal of it Big Grin )

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