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Old October 17 2013, 09:23 PM   #2821
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Just read Christopher Ransom's The Birthing House - mixed feelings about it. The atmosphere and spooky scenes are good, and there's some nice ideas about what could make a house haunted, but...

The main character's an asshole, the domestics are pretty much just "argue all the time because the story needs them to", the ending is unsatisfying, there's a number of bits that reference things that have been left out or not introduced yet in a way as if they had been mentioned... but worst of all is the bad sex scenes. Or, in one main memorable case, the bad masturbation scene. There's an award for that, you know...

So, mix of good and bad, alternating between impressing and disappointing me, or thrilling and pissing me off.

I may just not have been in the right mood for it, though, with Lesley having been unwell for a couple of weeks.
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Old October 18 2013, 12:13 AM   #2822
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I recently finished reading the fifth volume of the Babylon 5 mirror universe by Gareth Williams.
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Old October 18 2013, 09:17 PM   #2823
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Bloody hell, that's a name and title I haven't heard in a long time...
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Old October 18 2013, 10:31 PM   #2824
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"Mudd In Your Eye" by Jerry Oltion.
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Old October 19 2013, 03:45 AM   #2825
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I recently finished reading the fifth volume of the Babylon 5 mirror universe by Gareth Williams.
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Bloody hell, that's a name and title I haven't heard in a long time...
It's definitely the best fan fiction I've ever read. I tried getting into it several years ago (only getting through volume one), but that was before I had an e-reader. It's hard to slog through over a million words when staring at a laptop.

You can get the book for free on his website. I got it in text format and then used Calibre to turn it into Mobi/Kindle format.

http://www.b5-dark-mirror.co.uk/
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Old October 19 2013, 05:01 PM   #2826
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Finished Fearless by Peter David and his daughter Caroline. Not PAD's best, but a fun little story.

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Old October 19 2013, 06:06 PM   #2827
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Finished New Frontier's Gateways entry. Not sure what to think about the ending in What Lay Beyond.

About to start Star Wars: Kenobi by JJM.
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Old October 20 2013, 04:57 PM   #2828
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I finished reading Star Trek Sce Out of the cocoon I thought the stories were really interesting. I'm rereading TOS The rings of time by Greg Cox.
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Old October 20 2013, 05:36 PM   #2829
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I'm editing the second draft of The Shotgun Arcana by R.S. Belcher, the sequel to his earlier weird western, The Six-Gun Tarot.
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Old October 20 2013, 05:53 PM   #2830
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The 34th Rule by Armin Shimerman and DRGIII. Sofar, an awesome read, can't believe I never read this one before.
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Old October 21 2013, 04:13 AM   #2831
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Currently reading:

*Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Luceno
*Alfred Hitchcock's 'Witches Brew'
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Old October 22 2013, 02:50 AM   #2832
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I think you mean James Rollins.
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Old October 22 2013, 07:50 AM   #2833
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Finished part 2 of the Terok Nor trilogy, Night of the Wolves. Working on book 3 now, aiming to finish up the trilogy before A Ceremony of Losses downloads to my Kindle.
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Old October 22 2013, 10:14 AM   #2834
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After a holiday, a diversion into non-Trek lit and Q Who? for seen setting, I'm going back into Double Helix for Vectors.
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Old October 22 2013, 03:29 PM   #2835
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I finished up a pretty good Bantam book called Devil World by Gordon Ecklund. I am now reading MJF's Captain's Table entry Dujonian's Hoard. I'm having to take several breaks on this one.
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