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    Reading in September 2012

    This is where you talk to us about your monthly Fantasy and Horror Reads: whether good or bad, we want to discuss with you what you thought.


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    About 150 pages from the end of the first part of George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords.

    I'm enjoying it still, I think, but I'm still not sure if I should take a break at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    About 150 pages from the end of the first part of George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords.

    I'm enjoying it still, I think, but I'm still not sure if I should take a break at some point.
    I've found that when I have a few books in the series to read and am really enjoying them, I like to have breaks between the books so I don't overdo them.

    I read A Game of Thrones only a month or two and liked it a lot, but am purposely waiting a while before I read Clash of Kings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westsiyeed View Post
    I've found that when I have a few books in the series to read and am really enjoying them, I like to have breaks between the books so I don't overdo them.

    I read A Game of Thrones only a month or two and liked it a lot, but am purposely waiting a while before I read Clash of Kings.
    It's tempting but I don't want to forget stuff. I forget what happened a few chapters ago, let alone in the previous book.

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    For the first time in a while, I'm starting a new book on the first of the month. In this case, the hardcover debut of an established author - Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines.

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    Finally finished The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers.

    I think, if I'd read this at a less hectic time I'd have loved this book even more. It has action, adventure, an impossibly powerful enemy, warring cabals, despair and the triumph over despair, friendship, love, romance, skullduggery, conniving, magic, and one of the more interesting, intricate takes on the vampire/lamia that I've read. And Powers' research and ability to create an authentic setting gets me past my (few) reservations about his prose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    For the first time in a while, I'm starting a new book on the first of the month. In this case, the hardcover debut of an established author - Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines.
    Well, that was a fun book! Can't wait to read the next one. This is one everybody here should be reading.

    Starting The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow* today, a steampunk, fantasy, mystery.

    *That can't be her real name, can it? If it is her real name, that's pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    About 150 pages from the end of the first part of George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords.

    I'm enjoying it still, I think, but I'm still not sure if I should take a break at some point.
    Finished.

    Weakest so far, I think. Hm. Second half may be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    Finished.

    Weakest so far, I think. Hm. Second half may be better.
    It definitely gets better imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    Finished.

    Weakest so far, I think. Hm. Second half may be better.
    You might be the only person I've seen to say that about aSoS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    You might be the only person I've seen to say that about aSoS.
    I've only read half of it, Rob

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    started The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I expect the Cemetery of Forgotten Books will put in an appearance, but otherwise it will be low on the superantural elements.
    Last edited by algernoninc; September 3rd, 2012 at 10:46 AM. Reason: mixed titles, again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loerwyn View Post
    I've only read half of it, Rob
    Oh that's right, they split the UK editions into two books, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    You might be the only person I've seen to say that about aSoS.
    It's the second half where the fun happens, and I quite liked a lot of what happened.

    So, now that's finished, I've gone on to A Feast for Crows.

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    Currently reading The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams. Only a few chapters in but I like it. Not sure exactly what is going on but the premise is a little bit different at the start, which I like.

    Bought a lot of books for National Book Day yesterday so going to do my best to get through them before the end of the year.

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