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Old February 7 2014, 07:01 AM   #3211
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Old February 7 2014, 06:54 PM   #3212
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I almost finished re-reading "A Time to Harvest". After that I'll take a break from "A Time to..." and get to "Distant Shores", which I've had for years and only last week I realised I never read it!
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Old February 7 2014, 06:57 PM   #3213
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I just finished reading Voyager Protectors By Kirsten Beyer a great book. I'm now reading Farside by Ben Bova.
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Old February 8 2014, 02:30 PM   #3214
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Just finished reading Ahriman: Exile and now well under way with Ravenwing (both WarHammer 40K) and both are great.
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Old February 9 2014, 04:10 AM   #3215
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Still reading Colin Wilson but just acquired "The Mind Parasites" (1967, 2005) and am not sure to read this before continuing with "The Philosopher's Stone" (1969). I see that it is written that Colin passed away early in December of 2013. He definitely did not write Trek novels but is interesting to read in a strange sort of way. Still need to finish the middle of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens (1861).

I am rereading "I see satan fall like lightning" by Rene Girard as a guide to nonviolent intervention, not just with individual action and social forces but also in the context of organizations and institutions of a more national and/or international nature. Perhaps I have great expectations here too especially since I first read the book in December 2013.
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Old February 9 2014, 06:01 AM   #3216
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Finished Vanguard: Precipice last night, started Declassified earlier today.
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Old February 9 2014, 12:15 PM   #3217
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Started with "It" by Stephen King, I really don't like clowns
And I ordered "The Sundered" and "The Buried Age"
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Old February 9 2014, 03:53 PM   #3218
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Read the first duology of the A Time To series, A Time To Be Born and A Time To Die. I had mixed feelings about these two - some parts of the books had hooked, and other parts just seemed to drag.
Annoyingly, the kindle edition of A Time to Be Born is full of formatting errors. Every time a word appears in italics, such as the name of a ship, the remainder of the paragraph is also italicised.
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Old February 9 2014, 06:09 PM   #3219
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I finished reading the last novel In the A Time for War and a time for Peace by Keith DeCandido an excellent novel to wrap up this miniseries. I really liked Nan Bacco was written in this book.I ordered the followup novel Articles of the Federation.The first 2 novels a Time to be born and a Time to die are really boring when it comes to Wesley Crucher acting like a superhero to save everyone in the first 2 books.
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Old February 9 2014, 06:17 PM   #3220
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Still on A Dance With Dragons, and after reading all the Song of Ice and Fire novels back to back, am craving some Treklit again in the near future...
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Old February 9 2014, 06:27 PM   #3221
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I recently read the three Myst novels, which were three really different stories, but suffered from the same weakness. The first 2/3 of each is a meticulous, fascinating setup, blown by a ridiculous and unbelievable rushed ending in the final 1/3. Oh well. Some nice details and ideas along the way.

Currently two books into The January Dancer, a 4-book series by Michael Flynn, one of my favorite writers. So far they're more like travel books than epics; various forgettable excuses to go planet hopping from one wild-ass place to another. Phenomenal invention and delightful prose, but not much by way of plot or character arcing.
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Old February 9 2014, 07:07 PM   #3222
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Relayer1 wrote:
Still on A Dance With Dragons, and after reading all the Song of Ice and Fire novels back to back, am craving some Treklit again in the near future...
I have never been more relieved to finish a novel series and move on. Reading all of 'Game of Thrones' was exhausting.
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Old February 9 2014, 07:16 PM   #3223
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JD5000 wrote: View Post
Relayer1 wrote:
Still on A Dance With Dragons, and after reading all the Song of Ice and Fire novels back to back, am craving some Treklit again in the near future...
I have never been more relieved to finish a novel series and move on. Reading all of 'Game of Thrones' was exhausting.
When I read them, I'd stopped enjoying it way before the end, but after investing that much time to get to that point, I felt I had to plod on....I wish I'd read something else instead, to be honest.
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Old February 9 2014, 09:01 PM   #3224
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It took me from the end of August, 2012 until February 2013 to read that series. I normally put down 30-40 books during that amount of time.
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Old February 9 2014, 10:42 PM   #3225
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CaffeineAddict wrote: View Post
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Relayer1 wrote:
Still on A Dance With Dragons, and after reading all the Song of Ice and Fire novels back to back, am craving some Treklit again in the near future...
I have never been more relieved to finish a novel series and move on. Reading all of 'Game of Thrones' was exhausting.
When I read them, I'd stopped enjoying it way before the end, but after investing that much time to get to that point, I felt I had to plod on....I wish I'd read something else instead, to be honest.
Yes and no.

I'm certainly burned out and my reading has slowed down as a result. I don't think books 4 and 5 covering the same period from different perspectives helps either. Forward momentum has been lost by both the narrative and myself.

Against that, I have certainly enjoyed them very much and after a break of indeterminate length whilst the author completes the last two (?) novels I will complete the series.

I may even watch the TV show...
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