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Old March 22 2013, 03:09 AM   #391
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Oh, yes, The Great Gatsby is very overrated.
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Old March 22 2013, 09:49 AM   #392
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Peanuts, on the other hand, is a classic.
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Old March 25 2013, 06:23 AM   #393
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So, eight days ago I started Triggers by Robert J. Sawyer - and I finished it this afternoon. Very gripping, though I felt that the story just... stopped. Don't get me wrong - the ending made sense - but it just felt like there could have been another chapter or two.

I was on my way to a meeting for the convention I'm working on when I finished it, so I just put it away in my bag, pulled out The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff, and started that. I'm about 80 pages in so far. (It was a two-hour trip each way.)

I don't read a lot of fantasy apart from Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett (I've read one Brandon Sanderson novel, one or two Charlaine Harris novels, and a small smattering of horror), but I'm enjoying this one so far. It's reminiscent of the Discworld novels that have Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax as their central characters - the plot involves a young woman who is one of a family of, for lack of a better word, witches. She inherits a junk shop in Calgary from her grandmother and, upon arriving to take it over, discovers that her grandmother's main clientele were the fey community. Also, yoyos are a big seller. (Tanya can be warped sometimes...)
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Old March 26 2013, 12:04 AM   #394
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TV Guide. Yeah, I know. Aim high. But I have an acclaimed book on the Cold War nuclear standoff that I'm getting ready to begin and I wanted to start off with something fluffy and light.
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Old March 27 2013, 12:58 AM   #395
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Recently finished John Sandford's Mad River. Pretty good.

Am about to start Dana Stabenow's Bad Blood. I've read and enjoyed most of her suspense novels. I understand she's written three science fiction books, too. Anyone read them?
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Old March 27 2013, 04:15 PM   #396
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Old March 27 2013, 06:39 PM   #397
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Oh, yes, The Great Gatsby is very overrated.
At least i can see whatever his first name Batchan in an american movie soon.
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Old March 28 2013, 12:28 AM   #398
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Airships of Businessman Liljeroos by Arto Paasilinna
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Old March 28 2013, 08:54 AM   #399
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Star Trek: The Weight of Worlds
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Old March 28 2013, 10:08 AM   #400
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Mockingjay, after reading The Hunger Games and Catching Fire in the last week. Should be done with this one by the end of the Easter weekend.

Then I may start on 'A Song of Ice and Fire' again
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Old March 28 2013, 01:43 PM   #401
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A Million Open Doors, by John Barnes. He isn't well known, but I like his way of mixing scifi worlds with modern day problems. This novel is about thousands of human cultures on various worlds dealing with intermixing of cultures after instantaneous travel is discovered. In other words, an examination of globalization.
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Old March 28 2013, 04:23 PM   #402
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Onto The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was interesting reading The Final Problem. If it had been written today I'm sure there would have been more foreshadowing and allusions to Moriarty. I can only imagine the frustration of people reading The Final Problem when it first came out.

I also finished Essential Daredevil vol. 1. It's pretty good, I don't think I've ever actually read any Daredevil comics before (I'm not counting Battlin' Jack Murdock). The blurb on the back claims he has a rogue's gallery to rival Spider-Man's which is not exaggeration, more like outright lying But there are appearances by Spider-Man and Ka-Zar

Not sure whether to go for Essential Spider-Man vol. 6 or Essential X-Men vol. 2 next.
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Old March 28 2013, 10:47 PM   #403
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A Million Open Doors, by John Barnes. He isn't well known, but I like his way of mixing scifi worlds with modern day problems. This novel is about thousands of human cultures on various worlds dealing with intermixing of cultures after instantaneous travel is discovered. In other words, an examination of globalization.
I like the sound of that, but it appears to be out of print and not available as an e-book.
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Old March 28 2013, 11:27 PM   #404
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A Million Open Doors, by John Barnes. He isn't well known, but I like his way of mixing scifi worlds with modern day problems. This novel is about thousands of human cultures on various worlds dealing with intermixing of cultures after instantaneous travel is discovered. In other words, an examination of globalization.
I like the sound of that, but it appears to be out of print and not available as an e-book.
There are plenty of copies of it available at AbeBooks.
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Old March 29 2013, 12:04 AM   #405
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I'm currently reading the fading by christopher ransom, but even though I have other stuff waiting I think once I finish it I'm gonna dig out a James Herbert novel or two.
Well finished this, and whilst not the worst thing I've ever read it is one of those books that really spurs me on as a writer because, frankly, if this guy can get published I sure as hell can!

Now started rereading Creed by James Herbert.
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