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Old 04-30-2013, 07:26 PM
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Right now, I am reading Perdido Street Station. Absolutely crazy book. Steampunk science fiction. Good imagery, cool creatures, interesting characters, and the overall plot has lots of twists (the good kind, not the unnecessary twists that occur for the sake of being a twist rather than advancing the plot).

I've been really into steampunk literature the past year or so. Half-Made World is another amazing book, about exactly what the title says, and a world where Agents of the Gun are gun-toting men and women that are agents of demons that possess the firearms they carry, seemingly 'protecting' the world from industrialization.

I also recently finished A Confederacy of Dunces, set in New Orleans. About a very fat, educated man that is basically disgusted with liberal society (not in a political sense, but more in a social sense; as an example, he despises women in make-up). It's absolutely hilarious. Highly suggested to anyone that likes books that aren't fantasy; I compare it to the humour found in A Spot of Bother, one of my favourite non-fantasy comedy books.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:46 PM
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Currently A Feast For Crows. Then I have to buy the last one, and then I might have to cry for a while because of no more books. Tragedy all around.
I'm on A Clash of Kings right now. I've been wanting to read these and then watch the series forever now. They are so good so far!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:58 PM
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I wish they'd hurry up and release the trade paperback of ADWD. I really am against buying the huge hardback when I only own the small paperbacks. It'll throw off my bookshelf and then I'll have to look at it and it'll just continually irritate the hell out of me.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:19 PM
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Currently reading Gaiman/Pratchett's Good Omens and starting-stopping The Disappearing Spoon. Going to get back hardcore on Spoon once finals are over and I'm less brain-dead/have less need for mind-numbing feel-good humor.
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Good Omens is one of my all time favorite books.
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I wish they'd hurry up and release the trade paperback of ADWD. I really am against buying the huge hardback when I only own the small paperbacks. It'll throw off my bookshelf and then I'll have to look at it and it'll just continually irritate the hell out of me.
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Danc.../9780553841121

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Read the first Beautiful Creatures book, then watched the movie the other day. Anyone else read these? Saw the movie? I liked certain parts of the movie and disliked others. Some things were REALLY different but I found myself liking some changes better than the way it was in the book. About a quarter of the way done with the 2nd book. I don't like it as much so far but we'll see.
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Read the first Beautiful Creatures book, then watched the movie the other day. Anyone else read these? Saw the movie? I liked certain parts of the movie and disliked others. Some things were REALLY different but I found myself liking some changes better than the way it was in the book. About a quarter of the way done with the 2nd book. I don't like it as much so far but we'll see.
I've wanted to, on both accounts. I don't expect much but I'm interested.


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Just finished Trident K9 Warriors by Mike Ritland about training military working dogs and found it extremely interesting.

I have been struggling for weeks to get through the poetry collection Blood, Tin, Straw by Sharon Olds. Blah.

Going to pick up First Test, an old Tamora Pierce fave, because I need a brain break. Love her stuff.
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Right now I am reading The Passage, I'm loving it.
I didn't expect much either and it's not the greatest book I've ever read, but I liked it! It's not one I think I'll read over and over like I do with some books, but then again I said that after I read The Hunger Games and I've read it like 5 times through the whole series and I'm DYING for the next movie. So who knows, I may get more into it as I get deeper into the series!

Just looked up The Passage and OMG I'm totally reading that now!

I also read the first Divergent book and it was okay! Gonna read the others at some point!
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