Shanon Shanon's Comments (member since May 31, 2010)

Shanon's comments from the SOS: Serious Overload of Series group.

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Oct 17, 2010 03:03PM

33903 I'm not sure if these are lesser known or not but my favorite fantasy series are:

in no particular order
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (though I'd wait until the 2nd book is actually released - it's had a couple of "release" dates now)

The Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier - starts with The Dark Mirror

and... The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. The first book is Mistborn: The Final Empire
Oct 07, 2010 11:15PM

33903 new_user wrote: "Are there ebook rentals?"

Yes, yes there is! Overdrive is an online library for ebooks and audiobooks. I absolutely love it! I get most of my audiobooks and some of my ebooks from them. They hire their services out to libraries and library members can rent stuff out for FREE! There's no need to check books back in because the files expire after their due dates so you can't continue to listen to/read them.

Just type in your zip code and it will tell you the nearest library system that uses their services. Your own library might even already use them. I had no clue mine did until I stumbled across the information while looking for something else on their website. If you don't have a nearby library or are overseas there are some counties that allow out-of-area memberships for a fee. I know my library charges out-of-area patrons $80 per year for a membership. (I'm pretty sure you can do everything online to get a library account up but haven't tried.)

The Overdrive software was a little tricky to get the hang of at first and transfering books to my ipod is not exactly smooth but once I got the hang of it and figured out the settings on my ipod it's been great. Overdrive's been a wonderful resource for free books.
Oct 07, 2010 09:05PM

33903 This is a cute challenge! It's been a while since I've done a challenge so I'm going to go for it.

3/9 Done

#1 - Joe Ledger - Patient Zero 10/10
#2 - Haters - Dog Blood 10/14
#3 - Study - Fire Study 10/14
#4 - Sonja Blue - A Dozen Black Roses
#5 - Allie Beckstrom - Magic at the Gate
#6 - Vampire Academy - Last Sacrifice
#7 - Nightside - Hell to Pay
#8 - Merry Gentry - Divine Misdemeanors
#9 - Morganville Vamps - Ghost Town

Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1) by Jonathan Maberry Dog Blood (Hater, #2) by David Moody Fire Study (Study, #3) by Maria V. Snyder A Dozen Black Roses (World of Darkness Vampire) by Nancy A. Collins Magic at the Gate (Allie Beckstrom, #5) by Devon Monk Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead Hell to Pay (Nightside, #7) by Simon R. Green Divine Misdemeanors (Meredith Gentry, #8) by Laurell K. Hamilton Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, #9) by Rachel Caine
Oct 07, 2010 12:37PM

33903 I have a widget that shows what I'm currently reading on my personal blog. It's not a very busy blog but my grandma looks at it. I wonder what she thinks of some of my selections at times but figure if she blushes then I've done my job for the day! I've even thought about putting some REALLY suggestive books on my currently reading just to see who would react and how.

I read ebooks but I think I might have fun reading some of the more taboo books in public (especially ones with the suggestive covers). Even if was just to raise an eyebrow or two. I don't want people to get too comfortable around me ;)
Kindle vs Nook (26 new)
Oct 02, 2010 04:56PM

33903 Looks like it's $159 according to CNET. That's not a bad price actually. Thanks for the link Ames - I think that just might be what I'm looking for :D

CNET report:
Kindle vs Nook (26 new)
Oct 02, 2010 07:09AM

33903 I like reading my ebooks with a backlight as well. The lack thereof is the only thing that has kept me from buying a Nook and other devices. I read off my Blackberry (& palm before that) and have never had a problem with sunlight. I'm keeping my eyes open for a decent reader and one of my few must-haves is a backlight.
Rhiannon Frater (123 new)
Oct 01, 2010 12:12PM

33903 Rhiannon shared the cover for the new release of As The World Dies today... I REALLY like it!

Here's a link:!/p...
Rhiannon Frater (123 new)
Jun 03, 2010 05:26PM

33903 There are so many ebook sellers out there! I've never even heard of Kobo - I'll have to check them out. Thanks Amy!
Jun 03, 2010 07:47AM

33903 Steph wrote: "Shanon, I'll have to check out WWW#1, sounds very interesting, thanks for the rec."

I found it completely unique and fun. There are lots of little historical tidbits throughout the novel that I loved! It's sci-fi but has the feel of a YA Urban Fantasy. I hope you like it. There's only 2 books out in the trilogy so it shouldn't be too hard to get caught up ;)
Jun 02, 2010 06:56AM

33903 So far this year I've started the following series (not including series with only one book out)

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1) by Dean Koontz The Accidental Sorcerer (Rogue Agent, #1) by K.E. Mills Thirteen Orphans (Breaking the Wall, #1) by Jane Lindskold A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler, #1) by Thomas E. Sniegoski WWW Wake (WWW, #1) by Robert J. Sawyer Lord Loss (The Demonata, #1) by Darren Shan

And have plans to start many, many more!

I'm completely in love with the Demonica series. A surprising favorite was Robert Jordan's WWW:Wake. I can't wait to read the next one.
Rhiannon Frater (123 new)
Jun 01, 2010 09:26AM

33903 Thanks for the link Rhiannon!

I'm off to read the story right now.
Rhiannon Frater (123 new)
Jun 01, 2010 07:01AM

33903 Oh, I bawled too. Lots & lots. I retreated to the bedroom to read because I could tell it was going to be an emotional rollercoaster and I didn't need my kids asking me what was wrong. When my husband came to get me for dinner he assumed I'd been sleeping and had drooled on the pillow. I had a moment of debate - let him think I drooled or tell him that I bawled my eyes out... the red eyes would've given it away so I told him I was crying and why. I got the exact same "You So Crazy" look I as expecting and haven't lived it down months later.

I had Eternal Seduction on my massive To Read shelf but probably wouldn't have gotten to it any time soon. I'll start the hunt for the book today. Thanks for the rec!
Rhiannon Frater (123 new)
May 31, 2010 09:11PM

33903 Ah Steph - I knew I liked you! You have excellent tastes.

Rhiannon Frater is one of my new favortie authors! I read Pretty When She Dies and was incredibly impressed. Back in January Rhiannon said (in another group here) that she signed the option to make it into a film. I CAN'T WAIT.

I then read her As The World Dies trilogy and was more than just impressed. It is easily one of my favorite series. The two main characters, Katie & Jenni, are amazing. I laughed, I cried, I crapped my pants ;) (ok, I'm kidding on the last one). Really, it's a freaky scenario. The first chapter in the first book was the most disturbing in the whole series but sets a great stage for the rest. My husband has never teased me harder than when I read that series. I literally couldn't go to sleep while in the middle of the book. I also got hand cramps from holding on so tightly while reading - crazy!

(ok, now I sound like a commercial so I think I'll stop raving)
May 31, 2010 04:15PM

33903 I've read the Anita Blake & Twilight graphic novels and enjoyed both immensely.

The Anita Blake graphic novels are a good refresher of the series and I had a lot of fun with the little details that are so easy to forget about while reading. For example, Anita Blake is oddly into penguins. While reading the GN I had to giggle at her tacky penguin t-shirts, penguin mugs and other penguin stuff in her apartment. The art isn’t my favorite and poor Anita has some of the craziest hair I’ve ever even imagined – but they are still well worth the read.

The Twilight GNs have absolutely wonderful art. They are black and white with just a touch of color here and there. They are also a good refresher but they skim through the story rather quickly and if I hadn’t of read the books first I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed it as much.

The Dresden Files also has a GN that goes along with the series. I haven’t read it yet so I have no idea if it’s a re-hash of one of the books or a separate Dresden Files story all together. Either way I’ll be picking it up soon! It’s called Welcome to the Jungle.

I have a lot of fun with the Graphic Novels and hope the trend continues! My only complaint is my library system usually only orders one or two to share with an entire network of libraries so the wait time can be kinda long for popular ones :(
May 31, 2010 01:55PM

33903 I have a spreadsheet that I use to track my series as well as my library (what books I have, where they are, format, etc) It's gotten progressively more and more complex.

I'm going to have to check out FictFact though. If it will automatically update new releases for me I think it might just save me enough time to actually READ those new releases :D Thanks for the link
May 31, 2010 01:03PM

33903 My favorite supe would have to be anything fae related - especially if they have an evil streak to them. I like my fairies mischievous and deadly.

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