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Apr 22, 2012 11:13AM

10915 Maria wrote: "Sandra aka Sleo wrote: "Me, too, Maria. If I only read an hour a day I would spend half the time trying to remember what happened so far. And half the time I'm so caught up I can't stop!"

And I ..."

I also love it when you get so caught up in a book you have to finish it as soon as possible.
10915 Bought it last month at my local bookstore. I think I'll read it before bed each night. :)
Feb 02, 2012 11:30AM

10915 I need to wrap up:

The Killing of Worlds (Succession, #2) by Scott Westerfeld
Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu

Want to read:

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3) by Scott Westerfeld The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, #1) by Cherie Priest
10915 Tish wrote: "Well, I'm a little behind (as usual) and just finished Hogfather and put in my request at the library for Night Circus--I'm number 245. Guess I should have requested it sooner!"

You should go ahead and request The Last Unicorn right now then! Perhaps you'll just finish them out of order..
10915 Bought my beautiful hardcover copy from my local bookstore a couple days ago...

Is anyone else impressed with how beautiful the book is? Just the aesthetics...typeface, color scheme, etc.
Jan 28, 2012 12:14AM

10915 Take the magic of the "Harry Potter" novels, add in a story of forbidden love like "Twilight"...

LMAO ^. Oh my goodness, this book is not Harry Potter + Twilight. >.>

I think the journalist was grasping at straws trying to describe what The Night Circus is about. I couldn't give a sufficient summary myself - too many wonderful tidbits to cram in a brief accounting of the book.

Take a moment though and read the interview - I think it explains why at times it's a bit disjointed. She originally wrote a lot of the pieces as vignettes.

I would at least try it out, but you never know...
10915 Anatha wrote: "...I agree with Krista, though, in that I don't think that there are other characters that I dislike. There are only characters that I'd want to hang out with and get to know better more than others (truthfully, I was entirely disinterested in the Burgess sisters until Tara died). "

^ This has got to be the biggest problem for me with this book. Rather than dislike, I'm disinterested in certain characters and I don't outright hate or dislike any character. I don't even hate Prospero/Hector, I just feel sad for him and Alexander (sad in a patronizing way).
Jan 28, 2012 12:03AM

10915 Lara wrote: "My experience is that these are two lonely children who are watchful and reserved. However, neither is being raised with love. Only Celia receives regular adult contact, but it is not a caring pare..."

Not only is it not parental, I think it's downright abusive. Physical and mental abuse is inflicted on these kids...tho Marco's isn't the in-your-face type of abuse.
Jan 23, 2012 01:03PM

10915 Well, I made it my goal this year to read 200 books at least. So that means around 17 books a month for a while (though 4 months I can manage with 16).

1. Asunder
2. Incarceron
3. Leviathan Wakes
4. Goliath
5. Zombies Vs. Unicorns
6. The Host
7. Shanghai Girls
8. The Hunger Games
9. Catching Fire
10. Mockingjay
11. The Game
12. Lost in space*

*Not sure why I had a copy of this book, it's the movie made into words, but I read it so I could feel free to get rid of it.

So those are the books I've already read so far in January. Woo-hoo. I just bought some more I want to read from the local bookstore:

Legend, Sapphique, Boneshaker, Dreadnought, The Affinity Bridge, and Under the Dome. I also want to read more of Scott Westerfeld's books like his Midnighter series and so forth.
Nov 20, 2011 08:20PM

10915 Becky wrote: "Scribes were horrified what would happen to the artwork of books when they moved to the printing press.

Not that I disagree, but sometimes art finds a way. :)"

I love it when books have art in them. :) I wish more books did, but I treasure those that do have it (and it's well done).

I don't think eReaders will ever do away with print books. At least, not in my lifetime.
Nov 19, 2011 05:44PM

10915 Traci wrote: "I bought and downloaded Dance With Dragons the morning it came out first thing when I woke. No waiting for the store to open. No waiting for it in the mail. It was great! (How easy it was to start ..."

Yeah, this is an awesome thing. I would probably do this and once I knew the book was awesome I would buy it when it came out trade paperback.

My eReader will never replace print books for me - I see it as extension. I only have so much space for my books.
Nov 19, 2011 01:33PM

10915 My mom owns a Kindle (2nd gen I believe) and I own a Nook (1st gen) and we like them both. The one thing I find really cool though? I can borrow books from the Library here and download them to my Kindle (they have multiple formats available for download, ePub and Kindle being the top two). A portable book that I don't have to remember to return? Score! I'm always forgetting to return a book once I have read it...
Nov 15, 2011 09:33AM

10915 So far I have finished some of what I planned to read in November: Leviathan, She Smells the Dead (only finished because I always finish my books if I can help it), Terrier, Bloodhound, and Mastiff.

I'm still currently in progress on House of Leaves, Quicksilver and The Instructions.

I literally just started 1Q84 and plan on reading the following: 11/22/63, and Reamde.

It's been really hard to get actually reading done - two new games came out this month (Skyrim and now, today, Assassin's Creed: Revelations) that will end up taking up a lot of my time (plus school). *crosses fingers*
Nov 06, 2011 06:42AM

10915 Sandra aka Sleo wrote: "Mary Kathryn wrote: "Kara wrote: "Mary Kathryn wrote: "This is why I have a book I leave at work, one I leave in the car, and then the ones at home. Otherwise I end up forgetting them... "

I hear ..."

That's exactly why my nook is off, tucked away in some dark corner of my room. I would spend a fortune on my books - with the rate I go through them.

Plus, not every book I want to read is in eBook format. :(
Nov 06, 2011 06:07AM

10915 Kara wrote: "Mary Kathryn wrote: "This is why I have a book I leave at work, one I leave in the car, and then the ones at home. Otherwise I end up forgetting them... "

I hear ya, and I seriously doubt getting ..."

The kindle would only solve the problem if a) you remember to take it with you and b) you have the books you want to read on it. It would be the same as forgetting your book.

I understand the thing about multiple books (I love doing it though) so I guess the best thing to do is create good habits. I carry a book in my purse sometimes when I want to read it both at work and at home. The bigger ones jut out...but it makes it easy to remember to bring it. :)

Christopher wrote: "Mary Kathryn wrote: "Christopher wrote: "I suspect that's how Furies will be for me, as well. I've been reading mostly military and plain science fiction this year, so when I finally sit down and experience Furies it'll be a lot of fun. "

Great! It does have some military stuff later on in the series, but if I remember right the start of it (
Furies of Calderon) isn't heavy with it. Just some of the later books where there are battles and the waging of war.
Nov 04, 2011 02:06PM

10915 Kara wrote: "I'm still slowly finishing up Prince of Thorns, ( I can' tell you for sure what I think of this one till I've finished it), but I am looking forward to finally joining the spoiler di..."

This is why I have a book I leave at work, one I leave in the car, and then the ones at home. Otherwise I end up forgetting them...
Nov 04, 2011 02:06PM

10915 Christopher wrote: "Mary Kathryn wrote: I have read Furies of Calderon and all the other books in that series. I enjoyed it - blazed right through it in fact! I didn't like all of it, but the majority was a good read...."

Yeah, I know what you mean. I usually try to break up the genre of my reading list so I don't get overwhelmed with it. Some really easy reads and some harder ones. What's the point if you can't make sense of the words being read? I think I read the Furies book after a long absence of Fantasy in my life...so it was a wonderful breath of fresh air for me.
Nov 04, 2011 09:25AM

10915 Sandra aka Sleo wrote: "The Night Ferry. Wasteland of Flint right now. Both excellent. Just finished City of Bones (the original, not the one by the plagiarist.) It was great."

I usually don't read Mystery/Thriller's all that much, but The Night Ferry looks really interesting. I love this post, it is introducing me to all sorts of cool books. About City of Bones, what's the plagiarised one? I've never read that book, but it looks good.

Christopher wrote: I've kicked off my November reading with Building Harlequin's Moon, which is not a fantasy, but I intend to read Furies of Calderon and The Infernal City. :)

I have read Furies of Calderon and all the other books in that series. I enjoyed it - blazed right through it in fact! I didn't like all of it, but the majority was a good read. Those other two books look interesting...
Charles wrote: "Mary Kathryn wrote: "Maggie wrote: "I am currently re-reading Return of The Crimson Guard as part of my Malazan reread.

Also working on The Last Unicorn, Neuroman..."</i>

[book:Snow Crash
is another book on my to-read list! I own both Neuromancer and Snow Crash, looking at them right now, I just need to get around to reading them. I was pretty sure it was Neuromancer that started the whole cyberpunk movement (if that's what it was called back then, what's it called now? I call it cyberpunk). I'm a bit of a computer nerd too, so I think I will really like those books.

I just wish I could read more at once! So much out there...

Nov 03, 2011 01:20AM

10915 Maggie wrote: "I am currently re-reading Return of The Crimson Guard as part of my Malazan reread.

Also working on The Last Unicorn, Neuromancer and Ringworld

I have The Last Unicorn as an audiobook for my mp3 player and I enjoyed what I have listened to so far. I do not remember why I have it in audiobook format though...

Neuromancer is on my to-read list as well, but it will be a while before I can get to that. I haven't read any of William Gibson's work, but I'm always entranced by his books in the bookstore.

Also, not only are there a bunch of books I love being read right now - there are some great to-read additions nested here. I love the add book/author button as it makes it so easy to look up the books.
Nov 02, 2011 01:53PM

10915 Nick wrote: "depends on the amount of homework and the size and word choice of the book but i can normally get anywhere from 1 to 2 books read a day."

Homework totally kills my reading time. For example, I should be working on my 8 to 10 page essay that's due tonight but I just want to read. Work also takes away a ton of time - I originally had today off, but now I have to go in for a 6 hour shift. Six hours that I could be reading!

I miss the days where I read a book a day. I ignored everything else though...
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