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Dec 31, 2013 06:57PM

10915 Spoilers are allowed in this thread so you've been warned.

Please post your thoughts and comments here after you've finished reading Magician. I have already read (and won't be re-reading) this book so I will be monitoring this thread.

Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2013 06:55PM

10915 Spoilers are allowed in this thread so you've been warned.

Post here once you've finished reading The Golem and the Jinni

I'm about 25% done at this point so I won't be monitoring this thread until I've finished. Please behave yourselves. :)

Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2013 01:37PM

10915 Brandon Sanderson writes great action scenes in nearly all of his fiction. Janny Wurts has great examples of nearly non-stop action in To Ride Hell’s Chasm and The Master of White Storm.

My favorite battle scenes are written by Joe Abercrombie.

I'm sure I'm not remembering even a tenth of the ones I need to, but that's what comes to the top of my head right now.
10915 Andreas wrote: "I'm a little bit confused: We read the first two books in the riftwar saga, right? Because I've recently acquired Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master. I'll read the ..."

This group has not read any Feist. The sister group, Fantasy Book Club Series, has read this entire series.
10915 Post here if you are planning to read Magician and also let us know your first impressions once you start reading.

I've already read this series and I won't be re-reading it for this group discussion, although I may make an occasional comment.

Do we have a volunteer to help lead the discussion?
10915 Post here if you are planning to read The Golem and the Jinni and let us know your first impressions.

I started listening to the audiobook edition yesterday. Very interesting thus far.

Do we have a volunteer discussion leader willing to step forward?

Happy Holidays!

Jon
Dec 23, 2013 04:35AM

10915 And the winners are ...

Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1) by China Miéville and Dragon Prince (Dragon Prince, #1) by Melanie Rawn

Thanks for voting.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Dec 21, 2013 05:47AM

10915 And I just reviewed your comment history here with this group since you joined and as far as I can tell you only posted as a writer and only nominally as a participating reader.

Hence, my apropos cynical post, be it unwanted or not.
Dec 20, 2013 10:38AM

10915 Harrison wrote: "Sandra wrote: "I moved this to the Self Promotion folder."

Apologies. It's sometimes difficult to work out where to post.

Harrison"


Not if you're original intention in joining a reading group is to be a reader and not a salesman for your product.
Dec 19, 2013 08:45AM

10915 Jefferson wrote: "Possibly, Sandra. It's really a hybrid subject, because it addresses all sorts of potential people: those who want to promote their books, those who want to tell other people about books they've re..."

I have to agree with Sandra. I'm going to relocate this thread to the Author Promotional folder.

Thanks, Jon
Dec 15, 2013 05:52AM

10915 Nominations are now closed. Poll will be up soon.

Thanks for all the great nominations.
Dec 14, 2013 02:08PM

10915 Sandra wrote: "Ronhummer wrote: "I'm getting ready to read The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Just picked it up for $2.99. I'm into Time Travel.

http://www.amazon.com/Shining-Girls-N......"


I noticed something this morning when I was on my Android smartphone. There is no option to add a GoodReads link from within the GoodReads app.

So, warning to future posters, you'll need to use a real computer or the desktop version of GoodReads via your smartphone browser to post links to books.

Someday perhaps that app will get updated.

When Amazon freezes over ... :)
Dec 14, 2013 02:05PM

10915 Less than 24 hours left to nominate. I'll set up the poll tomorrow morning.

Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince
The King's Blood
The Last Wish
Perdido Street Station
The Ten Thousand
A Thousand Perfect Things
Transformation
The Whitefire Crossing

Nominations without seconds:

Have I missed any that qualify that haven't been seconded?


Thread check and list last updated: 12/14/2013 4:05 pm Central by Jon
Dec 14, 2013 04:52AM

10915 I would like to nominate Transformation by Carol Berg.

In reviewing our bookshelf, I realized we'd never read Berg as a group, which I find tragic.

I highly recommend all of Berg's novels.
Dec 14, 2013 04:39AM

10915 Less than 24 hours left to nominate. I'll set up the poll tomorrow morning.

Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince
The King's Blood
The Ten Thousand
Perdido Street Station
A Thousand Perfect Things

Nominations without seconds:

The Last Wish


Thread check and list last updated: 12/14/2013 6:40 am Central by Jon
Dec 14, 2013 03:14AM

10915 Goede wrote: "Jon wrote: "Goede wrote: "The Last Wish (Saga o Wiedźminie #1)
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Great book. I am now reading time of contempt."

Again, please provide a book link that can be clicked on. This ..."


Thanks!
Dec 12, 2013 12:11PM

10915 Nominations with seconds:

Alif the Unseen
Dragon Prince
The King's Blood
The Ten Thousand
Perdido Street Station

Nominations without seconds:

A Thousand Perfect Things


Thread check and list last updated: 12/12/2013 2:15 pm Central by Jon
Dec 12, 2013 12:09PM

10915 Helen wrote: "Through the Wildwood"

This book does not appear to be available in anything except ebook format. Nominated books need to be widely available in multiple formats (hardcover, trade paperback, mast market paperback, ebook, etc.) and preferably available world-wide (not just in North America).

Thanks, Jon
Dec 12, 2013 12:08PM

10915 Alex wrote: "I will second The King's Blood"

Already seconded.
Dec 12, 2013 12:08PM

10915 Goede wrote: "The Last Wish (Saga o Wiedźminie #1)
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Great book. I am now reading time of contempt."


Again, please provide a book link that can be clicked on. This is easily done by using the 'add book/author' link above the text box where you are typing your post.

Thanks, Jon


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