Amph What book are you reading right now?

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  1. Zane the Reaper Jedi Master

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    Same here - read it a long time ago and never followed through on the series. I plan to give it another shot soon too. How are you enjoying it?
  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Quite a bit so far. I plan to read the rest of the NJO afterwards.
  3. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison. Basically a commentary on how African Americans were portrayed in novels in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's only 90 pages, but it is some fairly dry reading.
  4. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Rereading The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow.
  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  6. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    That scene must've made a really big impact. Massive, even. Like, POW! right in the kisser! Bam, zoom, straight to the moon!
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  7. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    No, the moon straight to him!
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  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    It is essentially a magical version of the Sherlock Holmes films. A 'Mentath' who is roughly Holmes is needed by The Prima Sorceress Of Londinium(who is quite like the film version of Irene Adler) to solve a series of murders of other Mentaths in the steampunk(<--lightly in the background) environment of an alternate Europe of the late 1800's. She has a "Shield"...a bodyguard...who is sort of a distant Watson and not to be messed with.

    Miss Saintcrow also borrows a few things from her Dante Valentine world though lightly. The steampunk is there but way in the back of the story that weighs heavily on character interraction. Saintcrow is very good with characters. The sequel is due out in a few months.
  9. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Hmm, interesting (though I wasn't a big fan of the movie).
  10. SWpants Force Ghost

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    I didn't like the book so much. I felt the writing was choppy and there wasn't much as far as steampunk goes. It wasn't bad, just not for me.

    @NYCitygurl it's a very quick read so if you're leaning towards reading it, then it won't take so long.


    Me, I'm reading These Days are Ours b Michelle Haimoff
  11. benknobi1 Chosen One

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    Le Jugement de Dieu - Henri Troyat
  12. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    @SWpants666 probably not. I really need to concentrate on WoT :p
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Just started Gideon's Corpse by Preston & Child. It's the second in their Gideon series Not bad so far but there are references to the first book (Gideon's Sword) so these are best read in order.
  14. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  15. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    That's what I meant by lightly in the backgound. She does the same thing with Dante Valentine which takes place at an unspecified time in the future filled with flying cars and holograms and megacities and plasma blasters. The background is literally like putting pepper on your food.
  16. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    More thriller than sci-fi.
  17. Everton Chosen One

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    Just about to start - on a recommendation - Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.
  18. SWpants Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh] I don't blame you!
  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Speaking of, I finished Fires of Heaven this morning.
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    It got better :p


    I have to take a break and at least partially switch to the second Beautiful Creatures book, because I have the third as well and the library wants it back this week :p Why I'm still reading these, I don't know, but this one has at least gotten a little more interesting, if not less confusing.
  20. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Lost World

    The Courtship of Princess Leia

    Jedi Path

    Chronicles of Narnia

    Children of Odin: A Book of Northern Myths

    X-Wing series: Rogue Squadron
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  21. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Currently re-reading Bread Givers since I am doing an oral book report on it in my Literature by Women class on Tuesday. I'm looking at it from a feminist and psychoanalytical viewpoint.
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  23. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    It's interesting so far. I like getting to know the traditional stories, fables, ect of other countries and I've yet to read one on Norway until just now. Best part of this book so far is that it was free. I've only had a chance to read one of the stories but I liked it. :)
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  24. SWpants Force Ghost

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    The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri
  25. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    What's that about?

    I finished the second Beautiful Creatures book, which was just as convoluted and badly written as the first (though slightly more interesting) and started the third. Mostly because it's due back on Friday and is 500 or 600 pages 8-} Going of of the high of WoT5 having stuff at the end, what I really want to be doing is realying #6. Particularly since I know the feeling will last right up until the first 200-page span of nothing happening, and then I"ll get bored 8-} I want to favor the not-bored moment :p
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