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  1. #691
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    Ringworld was a really good book.

    As far as what I'm going to read, it will probably be Ted Chiang's stuff.

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    Mark Lawrence's King of Thorns is the only thing I'm really looking forward to reading at the moment, once I get a chance to actually get to a shop and buy it (new this time, honest Mark!).

    I've been about half way through Caesar's Conquest of Gaul for a while now, I really ought to get around to finishing that at some point. It's very readable but I've got an ancient Penguin Classics copy with teeny tiny print which is a bit off-putting whenever I pick it up.

    Still haven't read either of the Dance With Dragons books either, my enthusiasm for the series started to die somewhere around year four of waiting I think...

    Other than that there's nothing much on the reading radar, although I might give Bakker a go at some point as I keep hearing good things.

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    I find having a Kindle is terrible (or great depending on how you look at it) for accumulating books. I can be bored at work, and happily spend 30 min or so browsing amazon. 5 clicks later and my wallet is lighter and my reading list longer!

    I am also one of those people who tend to only know the next book that they will read, rather than have a whole list planned out. Until this lunchtime my next book was the Evolutionary void by Hamilton. However, having read the thread on Repairman Jack over my lunch break, deciding to add the keep to my reading list and then noticing it will be next months book club read I may switch to that. I have never been part of a book club and it may be fun.

    Other than those two I suspect my next few books will come from the following (although there are a few general fiction books that I may throw in as well)

    The Gathering Storm by Jordan (although its been so long since I read the others in this series I am not sure how this will go)
    Polity Agent by Asher
    Steel Remains by Morgan
    The Thousandfold Thought by Bakker
    The Windup Girl by Bacigalupi
    Twleve by Jasper Kent
    Kraken by Mieville
    The Passage by Cronin
    Changes by Butcher

    I have more lined up, but (at present) these are the ones I most fancy reading.
    I'm pleased to say that I did quite well on my reading list. The only one I have not read yest is the Passage by Cronin, which coincidentally I started yesterday, and it is looking good so far. The only book I did not really enjoy was Twelve, which I thought was overrated.

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    Next 10 for me

    Death Masks- Jim Butcher
    Dead as a Doornail- Charlaine Harris
    Neverwhere- Neil Gaiman
    Spellwright- Blake Charlton
    Cursor's Fury; Captain's Fury- Jim Butcher
    Aloha from Hell- Richard Kadrey
    Vampire Earth: The Kingmakers- Clay and Susan Griffith
    The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man- Mark Hodder
    The Passage- Justin Cronin

    Some good one to start off 2013.

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    I usually suck at following through on this thread, so I'm not even going to look at my past posts. But, for some reason I really do think I can do it this time (for once), which is also what I think I say every time.

    Up next:
    1) The Daylight War by Peter V. Brett
    2) A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
    3) Shadow Ops: Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole
    4) The Eyes of God by John Marco
    5) The Devil's Armor by John Marco
    6) The Sword of Angels by John Marco - In prep for The Forever Knight coming out in April.
    7) Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan
    8) The Crippled God by Steven Erikson (check)
    9) Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson - reread
    10) American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett
    Last edited by Seak; January 3rd, 2013 at 10:08 PM. Reason: Keeping track of which ones read. One down, 9 to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexington View Post
    I have read all these finally except Prince of Nothing, which I am halfway through. I also added the Farseer Trilogy between Malazan and Prince of Nothing. Next up is Night Angel. After that I have no clue.
    I finished Prince of Nothing. I was disappointed overall by this series. It was decent, but not nearly as good as I have heard it was. I have no interest in reading the next books by Bakker. I did like Night Angel despite being quite flawed. I am currently reading ASOIAF. For x-mas my GF is getting me a Kindle Fire, so I am not going to buy books for a year or two. There is so much free fantasy that I am willing to try.

  7. #697
    1. Horns by Joe Hill
    2. A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
    3. 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
    4. The House on the Borderlands by William Hope Hodgsen
    5. Santa Steps Out by Robert Devereaux
    6. The Bridge by John Skipp & Craig Spector
    7. The Dragon Bone Chair by Tad Williams
    8. Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund
    9. Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell
    10. The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson

  8. #698
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gray View Post
    1. Horns by Joe Hill
    2. A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
    3. 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
    4. The House on the Borderlands by William Hope Hodgsen
    5. Santa Steps Out by Robert Devereaux
    6. The Bridge by John Skipp & Craig Spector
    7. The Dragon Bone Chair by Tad Williams
    8. Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund
    9. Cold Moon Over Babylon by Michael McDowell
    10. The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson
    I'll be interested in what you think about the Hodgson, which I read a couple of years ago, and the Hill, the Simmons, the Devereaux and the McDowell.

    For myself, I'm not sure I can list ten and hit a significant portion of them. What I'm likely to choose from,

    1) Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham
    2) Ghost Story by Peter Straub (reread)
    3) The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Per Wahloo & Maj Sjowall
    4) The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
    5) Twice Told Tales by Nathanial Hawthorne
    6) The Weird ed. by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (probably dipping in, not cover-to-cover)
    7) Curfew by Phil Rickman

    Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexington View Post
    I finished Prince of Nothing. I was disappointed overall by this series. It was decent, but not nearly as good as I have heard it was. I have no interest in reading the next books by Bakker. I did like Night Angel despite being quite flawed. I am currently reading ASOIAF. For x-mas my GF is getting me a Kindle Fire, so I am not going to buy books for a year or two. There is so much free fantasy that I am willing to try.
    Disapointing to hear about PON. I'm 3/4 done with the first book and really struggling to keep reading. Trying to stick with it but life is too short for crap books. Someone convince me to finish the book and trilogy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy M. View Post
    I'll be interested in what you think about the Hodgson, which I read a couple of years ago, and the Hill, the Simmons, the Devereaux and the McDowell.

    For myself, I'm not sure I can list ten and hit a significant portion of them. What I'm likely to choose from,

    1) Mystery Mile by Margery Allingham
    2) Ghost Story by Peter Straub (reread)
    3) The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Per Wahloo & Maj Sjowall
    4) The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
    5) Twice Told Tales by Nathanial Hawthorne
    6) The Weird ed. by Ann & Jeff Vandermeer (probably dipping in, not cover-to-cover)
    7) Curfew by Phil Rickman

    Randy
    I'll do my best to remember to give you my opinion on all of them, lol. My memory isn't the best.

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    1.)Game of Thrones, R.R. Martin
    2.)Bearers of the Black Staff, Terry Brooks
    3.)The Measure of the Magic, Terry Brooks
    4.)Sisterhood of Dune , Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson
    5.)The Lost Fleet,Dauntless Jack Campbell
    6.)Drood, Dan Simmons
    7.)World Without End, Ken Follett
    Hey, I don't read just Sci Fi and Fantasy stuff, so I apologize
    8.)The Third Gate, Lincoln Child
    9.)Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman
    10.)The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyye View Post
    Disapointing to hear about PON. I'm 3/4 done with the first book and really struggling to keep reading. Trying to stick with it but life is too short for crap books. Someone convince me to finish the book and trilogy!
    Not sure that's a good idea or even possible. I've read this series (it's one of my favorites) and IMO, if you aren't digging it by this point, I don't think you will. I don't think it's the story for you. It's anything but a "crap book", but it's the type of story that isn't everyone's cup of tea.

    Back on topic...my next ten will be all of Erikson's and Esslemont's Malazan books. I'm currently in Midnight Tides.

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    Well, let's see how I did in the past 13 or so months.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEvilKing View Post
    1. Byzantium by John Julius Norwich
    2. Consider Phlebas by Ian M. Banks
    3. Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
    4. Blood of the Mantis by Adrian Tchaikovsky

    5. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
    6. The Conqueror's Shadow by Ari Marmell
    7. The Master and Margarita by Mikail Bulgakov
    8. Brasyl by Ian McDonald
    9. A Magic of Nightfall by S.L. Farrell
    10. The Scar by China Mieville
    4/10, well done me.

    Next 10:

    1. Broken Angels by Richard Morgan
    2. Clockers by Richard Price
    3. Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe
    4. Corvus by Paul Kearney
    5. Kill Your Friends by John Niven
    6. Woken Furies by Richard Morgan
    7. Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay
    8. Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
    9. Sword & Citadel by Gene Wolfe
    10. Infidel by Cameron Hurley

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    Bitter Seeds by Tregilis - currently reading
    Old Man's War by Scalzi - currently reading
    The Iron Jackal by Wooding
    Chasm City by Reynolds
    The Well of Ascension by Sanderson
    King of Thorns by Lawrence
    Theft of Swords by Sullivan
    Between Two Fires by Beuhlman
    Kill the Dead by Kadrey
    The Cold Commands by Morgan

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    Next 10 for me:

    Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay
    Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury(for our local bookclub)
    The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
    Red Seas Under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
    Bitter Seeds - Ian Tregillis
    The Magicians - Lev Grossman
    The Scar - Marina Dyachenko
    The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula LeGuin
    Black Prism - Brent Weeks
    The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - N.K. Jemisin

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