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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby The Happy Locust » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:35 pm

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A trip to Borders and I now have my books for the next few months.

Picked up the rest of the Night angel trilogy, the sequels to the Way of shadows book I mentioned previously.

Picked up the first of the Chronicles of The Necromancer: The Summoner. looked interesting and if it works for me, will pick up the rest of the set.

And on the subject of the undead, also now have the Zombie Survival guide to kill time with.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Jesterhead » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:22 am

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And on the subject of the undead, also now have the Zombie Survival guide to kill time with.


Love that book! I've had it in my in my back back I take to school and work for the past 5 years!

My girlfriend is taking a class in university which studies Tolkien. Back in high school, I read a lot of his work, and really enjoyed it. For xmas she got me a copy of The Children Of Huirin! Can't wait to finish my current book and dig in!
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby ZarkonSpacePirateGod » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:52 am

I recently read "A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin. I will probably read the rest of his "A Song of Fire and Ice" soon.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Mkall » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:23 am

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I've been reading Warhammer 40K books recently, focusing mainly on the Space Marines. I'm currently working through the Ultramarines Omnibus. So far it's a good read.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Supreme Convoy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:15 am

Time to plug my current favorite suspense/thriller writer Duane Swierczynski. He’s a master of violence & mania. I’m a huge fan of his novels and comics.

Start off with The Blonde, a screwball spy thriller. Jack Eisley meets a mysterious woman in a bar who claims to have poison his drink. Unless she can keep someone within ten feet of her at all times, she'll die. And if he wants the antidote, he must help her out while a government agent hunts her down.

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Severance Package is so much fun. Not to sound like a Hollywood agent but it's literally Die Hard meets And Then There Were None. I can literally see these movies being directed by Guy Ritchie or Quieten Tarantino.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Cyberstrike » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:51 am

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Mass Effect: Retribution-A pretty good Mass Effect novel.


Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne-The first prequel novel reveals a lot of Loghain's backstory and explains his hatred of Orlais and shows his first meeting and early adventures with King Maric. There is also hint that Maric might be Morrigan's father which would make her Alistair's half-sister (or cousin maybe depending on how you look at it) and if you have played the game with a female character then you know what I'm talking about. :SICK:
I'm not 100% sure about it though.

Dragon Age: The Calling-Second prequel reveals how the Grey Wardens return to Ferelden trying to capture a renegade Warden and Duncan becomes the leader of Ferelden Grey Wardens. I haven't read it myself but it's supposed to explain on things stated in The Warden's Keep DLC and Dragon Age: Origins-Awakening.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Cobalt Prime » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:13 am

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Mkall wrote:I've been reading Warhammer 40K books recently, focusing mainly on the Space Marines. I'm currently working through the Ultramarines Omnibus. So far it's a good read.


Ah, the trials and tribulations of the venerable Captain Uriel Ventris! Awesome stuff. Hurry up and read, cause' next in the series is "The Killing Ground", followed by "Courage and Honor". I believe that yet another Ultramarines title has surfaced in hardcover as well.

I finished WH40K Fallen Angels and started on Warriors: Omen of the Stars-"The fourth apprentice" since it FINALLY came out in paperback. And Winds of Dune sits patiently on my shelf waiting for me to finish.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:12 pm

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Those books look intriguing, SC. Might have to give them a try. However, my next book will most likely be The Lincoln Lawyer, but I'll see the movie first. I know, books are usually better than the movies, but that's why I want to see the movie first. If I read the book, I'll know EVERYTHING. But movies usually leave out a decent amount of info, so the book should still be a good read.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:51 am

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Well right now I’m reading a Clive Cussler novel but I’m a big fan of these books


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1: Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s funny nice reading for when time are tough 5 in the series Rick Riodian
2: science fair extremely funny page turner Dave Barry with Ridley Pearson 1 in the series
3: the alchemyst fiction glory magic monsters science 4 in the series Michael Scott
4: deltora quest mystical land and dragons depends there are 3 series but you can get each in one big book Emily Rodda
5:artemis fowl fairies and magic now guys do not turn away its not just fairies 7 in the series I think Eoin Colfer
6: nightmare academy monsters monsters monsters every wear 3 in the series Dean Lorey
7: children of the lamp djinn lamp 6 in the series P. B. Kerr
8: the jaguar stones Maya gods and magic 2 in the series J&P Voelkel
9: stormbreaker M16 spy gadget 8 in the series I think Anthony horowitz
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:52 am

Motto: "Roll out!"
Well right now I’m reading a Clive Cussler novel but I’m a big fan of these books


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1: Percy Jackson and the Olympian’s funny nice reading for when time are tough 5 in the series Rick Riodian
2: science fair extremely funny page turner Dave Barry with Ridley Pearson 1 in the series
3: the alchemyst fiction glory magic monsters science 4 in the series Michael Scott
4: deltora quest mystical land and dragons depends there are 3 series but you can get each in one big book Emily Rodda
5:artemis fowl fairies and magic now guys do not turn away its not just fairies 7 in the series I think Eoin Colfer
6: nightmare academy monsters monsters monsters every wear 3 in the series Dean Lorey
7: children of the lamp djinn lamp 6 in the series P. B. Kerr
8: the jaguar stones Maya gods and magic 2 in the series J&P Voelkel
9: stormbreaker M16 spy gadget 8 in the series I think Anthony horowitz
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby RodimusAscendant » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:29 am

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I'm reading STAR WARS THE OLD REPUBLIC: FATAL ALLIANCE by Sean Williams.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby SaTaN CoNvOy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:29 pm

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:21 am

I'm halfway through "The Haunting of Tobey Jugg" by Dennis Wheatley.

Cobalt Prime wrote:
Mkall wrote:I've been reading Warhammer 40K books recently, focusing mainly on the Space Marines. I'm currently working through the Ultramarines Omnibus. So far it's a good read.


Ah, the trials and tribulations of the venerable Captain Uriel Ventris! Awesome stuff. Hurry up and read, cause' next in the series is "The Killing Ground", followed by "Courage and Honor". I believe that yet another Ultramarines title has surfaced in hardcover as well.

I finished WH40K Fallen Angels and started on Warriors: Omen of the Stars-"The fourth apprentice" since it FINALLY came out in paperback. And Winds of Dune sits patiently on my shelf waiting for me to finish.

Ever since I found out about those WH40K books, I've been pretty interested in them. Could either of you guys recommend me any in particular?
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Amelie » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:59 am

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I'm just about to restart Lord of the Rings, and Le Morte D'Arthur.

When I've finished up my research on Arthur, I'm planning on writing a book about Arthur, being English and ethics.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby JetOptimus23 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:58 am

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I'm reading through Darren Shan's delightfully disgusting Demonata series. Don't read it if you get naseous easily. After that, i can read the Skulduggery Pleasent series, or Angel, the latest maximum ride.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Mkall » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:17 am

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Plaything wrote:Ever since I found out about those WH40K books, I've been pretty interested in them. Could either of you guys recommend me any in particular?

I strongly recommend the Blood Angel Omnibus as an introduction to the books. The author paints a wonderful picture. Most of the space marine books are very well written.

Haven't read anything but the Space Marine stories, so you're on you're own if you want to get into the Imperial Guard or Inquisition.

On a related note I've moved into reading the Blood Ravens Omnibus. So far I'm not as interested in it than I was the others, perhaps it's because it has to follow the game? Dunno yet.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Scourgescream » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:15 pm

1984 by George Orwell
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby JetOptimus23 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:42 pm

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Well, there aren't many books more morbid than The Demonata, but that's one of them.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Jesterhead » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:40 pm

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Mkall wrote:
Plaything wrote:Ever since I found out about those WH40K books, I've been pretty interested in them. Could either of you guys recommend me any in particular?

I strongly recommend the Blood Angel Omnibus as an introduction to the books. The author paints a wonderful picture. Most of the space marine books are very well written.

Haven't read anything but the Space Marine stories, so you're on you're own if you want to get into the Imperial Guard or Inquisition.

On a related note I've moved into reading the Blood Ravens Omnibus. So far I'm not as interested in it than I was the others, perhaps it's because it has to follow the game? Dunno yet.



You should really give the Horus Heresy series a shot! It's set in M31, so, you already know what happens lol. But It's great to see it spanning 20+ books! I can't recommend them enough to fans of the 40K universe and Space Marines.

I'll be starting Fallen Angels tonight!
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Mkall » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:06 pm

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Jesterhead wrote:You should really give the Horus Heresy series a shot! It's set in M31, so, you already know what happens lol. But It's great to see it spanning 20+ books! I can't recommend them enough to fans of the 40K universe and Space Marines.

I'll be starting Fallen Angels tonight!

Its on my list of books to get, once I've caught up with "modern-day" space marines.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Scourgescream » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:23 am

JetOptimus23 wrote:
Scourgescream wrote:1984 by George Orwell



Well, there aren't many books more morbid than The Demonata, but that's one of them.



Yeah, it's pretty heavy going but it is one of those books i almost feel like i have to read. Thats not to say it isn't any good but i enjoyed Animal Farm more.
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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Hocus-Pocus » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:03 am

Mkall wrote:
Plaything wrote:Ever since I found out about those WH40K books, I've been pretty interested in them. Could either of you guys recommend me any in particular?

I strongly recommend the Blood Angel Omnibus as an introduction to the books. The author paints a wonderful picture. Most of the space marine books are very well written.

Haven't read anything but the Space Marine stories, so you're on you're own if you want to get into the Imperial Guard or Inquisition.

On a related note I've moved into reading the Blood Ravens Omnibus. So far I'm not as interested in it than I was the others, perhaps it's because it has to follow the game? Dunno yet.

Nah, I've never been too keen on the Imperial Guard and Inquisition. Space Marines, on the other hand...

Let's hope I can track down some of those books.

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

Postby Godzillabot Primal » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:15 am

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Re: What are you reading? Thread

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