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Old February 27 2013, 04:15 PM   #331
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Re: What are you reading?

There are a few ropey stories in there, but on the whole Skeleton Crew is very good, The Mist alone is great so anything else is a bonus
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Old February 27 2013, 04:37 PM   #332
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I borrowed it from the library mainly for "The Mist"
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Old February 27 2013, 06:44 PM   #333
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Finished Fuzzy Nation and started Agent to the Stars over the weekend. I'm in a bit of a John Scalzi loop right now, but once this one's done I'm out of fiction paperbacks until my birthday in May. I have a couple non-fiction books I need to get through, so I guess it's back to theoretical physics after this... then maybe I'll get around to writing my own SF novel.
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Old March 1 2013, 02:53 AM   #334
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The Price of Politics, by Bob Woodward. But while I've been reading it, Woodward has gone crazy. Makes me want to put it down.
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Old March 1 2013, 04:48 PM   #335
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Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky. Something i've been meaning to read for a while and finally just got around to it .
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Old March 2 2013, 12:01 AM   #336
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I'm reading Tomboy by Nina Bouraoui for a book club. It's not really my cup of tea but it will probably yield an interesting discussion
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Old March 2 2013, 12:14 AM   #337
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The third book in the Star Trek TNG Cold Equations trilogy The Body Electric.
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Old March 2 2013, 12:27 AM   #338
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Just started "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. Not far at all into it, literally read the prologue and first chapter last night before I had to go to sleep.
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Old March 2 2013, 12:35 AM   #339
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Rereading The Battle for America 2008, the Dan Balz book on President Obama's first election as President and the campaigns waged by both major parties that year.
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Old March 3 2013, 06:13 AM   #340
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I'm about 80 pages from the end of Blue Mars, which is the third book.
And... I finally finished it, Thursday night.

I started Reality 36 by Guy Haley yesterday. From the back cover blurb:

Meet Richards and Klein – the Holmes and Watson of the 22nd century.

Except that Richards is a highly advanced artificial intelligence, and Klein his German ex-military cyborg partner. Their first case takes them into the renegade digital realm known as Reality 36 and through the Great Firewall of China, in search of a missing Artificial Intelligence Rights activist. What they find there will threaten every reality.
I find that it's been a bit slow in setting up the world - I'm around page 90 (it's a much faster read than the Mars trilogy was), and there's barely been anything about the missing activist yet. We met him in an earlier chapter, and we've only just found out that he's gone missing. I'm hoping that the story picks up a bit from here.
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Old March 3 2013, 06:44 AM   #341
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started reading Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein.
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Old March 3 2013, 08:50 AM   #342
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I have just downloaded a novella called "The Devils of Amber Street" onto my iPad. I don't know much about it, it only cost me 99c, and I will read it as soon as I finish Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission which I have been reading on and off for about three weeks.
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Yeah it's definitely a better (and cheaper) time to self publish. Sadly I think a lot of people never recouped their investments in the old days of vanity publishing.
Yeah, now there's a distribution system in place. The biggest problem remaining is advertising.
This is very true, there's only so much you can do on a modest/non existant budget. I did consider Facebook advertising, but I must be dense as I can't figure out how cheaply you could do it! I see ads for self published work all the time but some of them have been going on for ages and must be costing a fortune!
I have finished reading Devils of Amber Street and I will briefly comment on all four stories.

1) Devils of Amber Street - I though this would be a simple possessed house story, a subgenre I don't normally like, so I was pleased that it went in another direction.

2) The Bonaventure Jane - I like this story the most. One of my favouite genres - historical mystery. I would love to read further George Tellant stories.

3) Megg - I quite enjoyed this brief story.

4) The Wolf -Prologue for a future novel. Interested me enough to want to read the novel when it is released.



I am currently reading Twice in a Lifetime - a collection of Icelandic short stories by Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson.

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Old March 3 2013, 09:51 PM   #343
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I have just downloaded a novella called "The Devils of Amber Street" onto my iPad. I don't know much about it, it only cost me 99c, and I will read it as soon as I finish Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission which I have been reading on and off for about three weeks.
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Yeah, now there's a distribution system in place. The biggest problem remaining is advertising.
This is very true, there's only so much you can do on a modest/non existant budget. I did consider Facebook advertising, but I must be dense as I can't figure out how cheaply you could do it! I see ads for self published work all the time but some of them have been going on for ages and must be costing a fortune!
I have finished reading Devils of Amber Street and I will briefly comment on all four stories.

1) Devils of Amber Street - I though this would be a simple possessed house story, a subgenre I don't normally like, so I was pleased that it went in another direction.

2) The Bonaventure Jane - I like this story the most. One of my favouite genres - historical mystery. I would love to read further George Tellant stories.

3) Megg - I quite enjoyed this brief story.

4) The Wolf -Prologue for a future novel. Interested me enough to want to read the novel when it is released.



I am currently reading Twice in a Lifetime - a collection of Icelandic short stories by Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson.
Thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it. Especially glad you liked The Bonaventure Jane, it's the oldest of the stories in the book and I've always had a soft spot for it
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Old March 10 2013, 01:13 PM   #344
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Finished Don Quixote, I preferred the second part to the first part. Now I'm reading Call of the Wild by Jack London, and I'll probably finish that today.
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Old March 11 2013, 11:31 AM   #345
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Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
If you like it, you should read the others. I love the Agent Pendergast series, although the last 2 were probably my least favorite.

Currently reading "Guilt" by Jonathan Kellerman. Part of the Alex Delaware series.
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