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Old April 23 2014, 01:33 PM   #1141
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Re: What are you reading?

The Drowned Cities, sequel to Ship Breaker.
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Old April 23 2014, 03:37 PM   #1142
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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.
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Old April 26 2014, 01:04 PM   #1143
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Matt Hilton's rules of honor
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Old April 26 2014, 01:49 PM   #1144
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"Crescent Dawn" - Clive Cussler with Dirk Cussler
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Old April 27 2014, 12:48 PM   #1145
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Suspect by Robert Crais.
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Old April 27 2014, 03:19 PM   #1146
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I finished Burning Blue by Paul Griffin yesterday. I started Unearthly by Cynthia Hand this morning.
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Old April 27 2014, 05:56 PM   #1147
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Re: What are you reading?

Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters by James Mahaffey. It's a pretty chilling account of nuclear mishaps starting with early experiments, quack nuclear medicine, and ending with Fukushima. It's a long read with a lot of scientific jargon, but it's fascinating.
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Old April 28 2014, 01:59 AM   #1148
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I finished The Martian last week. Excellent book.
Looked it up, found two novels with that title, since they both looked interesting I ordered the one that was free for Kindle right away
The one I read was the Andy Weir novel (which isn't free). I think several people in this thread have read and enjoyed this book.

I have started listening to The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

I am still reading Virus by Graham Watkins. I am enjoying it but it is a hardback book that is a little too heavy for me to hold easily due to arthritis.
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Old April 28 2014, 01:56 PM   #1149
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"Up Till Now: The Autobiography" - William Shatner and David Fisher.
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Old April 28 2014, 03:16 PM   #1150
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The Long Earth, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter: as a long-time avid reader of both authors, I somehow expected this to be a little lighter than it was. It read like Baxter wrote the first draft, and then Pratchett went over it later (though I did spot a few of his influences). Essentially, people discover the ability to jump into parallel Earths. Some need technology to do it, but our protagonist can do it without the tech. He travels from one Earth to the next, to the next, to the next, etc. with an A.I. for company. It was good, but I suspect that the meat of the story is going to be in its sequel (which is already out in hardcover, but I haven't gotten it yet).
Interesting that you've posted this today, as I actually started this last night. Although, I'm very early into it and I'm already not liking it very much. I'm familiar with Terry Pratchett, never read Stephen Baxter, yet I was really hoping for something good out of this, but I can't get past the prose. It really feels all over the place, making it a harder read than it should be, not to mention confusing, due to all the jumps. It's aggravating because I've really wanted to like this.
I actually qute enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the follow up, but I agree that it took some getting into, and it does bounce all over the place (not helped by just how BIG the Long Earth is.) I have a sneaking feeling the second one is going to be more interesting.

Finished Wool and have a spoiler free (pretty much) review on my blog. Bascially I liked it, but the biggest selling point is the central mystery of what's going on. Characterwise it's not great.

Now racing through Mockingjay!
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Old April 28 2014, 11:42 PM   #1151
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Midway through McNally's Bluff; which will complete my run through that series. Mildly amusing, and kinda fun . . .
Next up I think it'll be Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan continnuum. Since he's gonenow I can read clear through - knowing this is it. Kicking off with Without Remorse, my favorite guilty pleasure.

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Old April 29 2014, 11:44 AM   #1152
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I'm reading Hallowed by Cynthia Hand.
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Old May 2 2014, 10:00 AM   #1153
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Fate Of Worlds by Larry Niven.
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Old May 2 2014, 11:22 PM   #1154
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I just finished Unbound by Cynthia Hand and plan to continue Article 5 by Kristen Simmons.
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Old May 2 2014, 11:27 PM   #1155
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Finished The Long Earth and have started on A Dance With Dragons part one.
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