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Subject: What are you reading this month?
Date Posted: 11/15/2008 2:19 PM ET
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I just finished reading the Twilight series (because my teenaged daughters made me), and they got better and better as they went on. I also finished reading The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold. It was a good read, part Indiana Jones and the Mummy. For the most part the book was like hanging out  in and touring Egypt, then the last 150 pages it turned into fantasy. It was really interesting. Now I'm reading The Mutant Files edited by Martin Greenberg. And I should finish it today. :)

 

I like reading about what others are currently reading, it gives me insite on something sitting on my shelf or an author I haven't read yet, or finding out what other's had to say about a book I've read and if we've have the same thoughts!

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 2:48 PM ET
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I am 2/3 of the way through Brandon Sanderson's Well of Ascension. I have The Hero of Ages on the way and will read it next. After I finish those two I plan to start The Bone Doll's Twin.

Date Posted: 11/15/2008 6:15 PM ET
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Jennifer, I love Lynn Flewelling!  She's one of my favorites.

I'm reading Dragonlight by Donita K. Paul.  It's the last in her Dragonkeeper series, which I've loved. 

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 9:11 AM ET
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Just finished the Twilight series last night. :) Am also reading David Eddings Mallorean series. I actually really like it so far.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 8:26 PM ET
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I'm on a Pratchett kick.

Just finished Men at Arms, then started Night Watch and after that Monstrous Regiment :-)

Then I may re-read The Colour of Magic, before they show it on TV this month.

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 12:07 AM ET
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Karen, what channel and when are they showing Colour of Magic? I love Men at Arms and Night Watch--Monstrous Regiment isn't one of my favorites.
Date Posted: 11/19/2008 7:54 PM ET
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I went to double-check, and it's been delayed for some 'insert angry word here' reason.

ION TV advertised it (iontelevision.com) and now they've pulled it until early 2009. Tim Curry, Jeremy Irons, Sean Astin, and Christopher Lee :-)

But, according to 2 different sources, ION will be re-running  'Hogfather' sometime between now and Christmas. It's a hoot! I saw it when it came out last winter. David Warner is in that one.

Both are listed at imdb.com

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Date Posted: 11/20/2008 6:43 AM ET
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I just started Royal Destiny by Morgan Howell.  It's the third book in the Queen of the Orcs series.

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:06 AM ET
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I just finished The Bear in the Attic by Patrick McManus and Babies and Other Hazzards of Sex by Dave Barry, both humor books, both very laugh out loud funny and both good. I just picked up Black on Black by K.D. Wentworth which is Sci fi/ fantasy. It's been very good so far!

 

Gabbyglow, are the Morgan Howell books good? I have the series, but I haven't read them yet.

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Date Posted: 11/21/2008 6:50 AM ET
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Jo,

I really enjoyed the first 2 and so far the third one is moving a little slow but I'm not very far yet so I hope it picks up.  The books are richly and beautifully detailed.  The orcs speak their own language but unlike some other books that I have read that use words that I have no idea what they mean, he always gives an explanation of what they are saying which I appreciate.  There is a "love story" thrown in also but not overly so.  I hope you enjoy them if you decide to read them.

Date Posted: 11/22/2008 6:47 PM ET
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Thanks for the info! I'll definitley read them soon.

I just finished Black on Black by K.D. Wentworth. It's classified as Science Fiction, but really has a lot of fantasy elements as well. I really enjoyed this book a lot!

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 4:08 AM ET
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i read The Phoenix Endangered (Enduring Flame, Bk 2) by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.  so far, i'm just not enjoying this series as much as i did the Obsidian trilogy by the same authors.  this one is set about 1000 years later in the same world, and the characters just aren't as interesting to me.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 1:27 PM ET
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I just finished Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton...  and it makes me wonder what happened to that wonderful author??? I keep picking up these books hoping to find something with a plot like her earlier work, but no such luck with this one. The ending was really good, but that was about it. :( bummer.

Date Posted: 11/24/2008 8:02 PM ET
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I just started Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by JRR Tolkien.

Previously I just finished reading "The Door Within" trilogy by Wayne Batson.  It was really good.

 

Date Posted: 11/26/2008 12:02 AM ET
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I just read The Restorer by Sharon Hinck.  It's definitely, clearly Christian fantasy, so if you're not into that, then skip this book.  But if you do like Christian fantasy, this is one of the best books I've read in a long time.

Date Posted: 11/27/2008 11:56 PM ET
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I finished A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton, and I actually liked this one. It was waaaaay better than the rest of the series. This one actually had a plot and the very explicit sex scenes were not so explicit and only a couple in the book instead of the whole book... Could we be getting the old Laurell back?

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 4:25 PM ET
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I just finished Stars Over Stars by K.D. Wentworth. It's more Science Fiction but has fantasy elements.  I really enjoyed it.

 

 

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 6:11 PM ET
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"All Together Dead" by Charlaine Harris. I've really been enjoying the Sookie Stackhouse books.

Date Posted: 12/10/2008 6:21 PM ET
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But, according to 2 different sources, ION will be re-running  'Hogfather' sometime between now and Christmas. It's a hoot! I saw it when it came out last winter. David Warner is in that one.

Answering my own post.

For those that are interested and have ION, Hogfather is on this Saturday the 13th at 7 PM. Don't know if the time is Eastern or Pacific time.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 12:43 AM ET
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I recently finished Tainaron: Mail From Another City by Leena Krohn (translated from Finnish by Hildi Hawkins). It's a novel in the form of a collection of letters written by a young woman who has moved to a city inhabited by giant sentient insects. Not much plot, but a lot of wonderful moments and a fairy-tale feeling that I liked. Anyone who enjoys things on the weirder edge of fantasy, like Jeff Vandermeer or China Mieville, might like it.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 10:41 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Heir of Autumn.

http://www.amazon.com/Heir-Autumn-Giles-Carwyn/dp/0060829753

And The GlassWright's Apprentice.

http://www.amazon.com/Glasswrights-Apprentice-Glasswright-Mindy-Klasky/dp/0451457897/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229355626&sr=1-1

I just finished Too Many Curses

http://www.amazon.com/Too-Many-Curses-Lee-Martinez/dp/0765318350/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229355672&sr=1-1

Date Posted: 12/18/2008 4:21 AM ET
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i just finished Dragonheart: Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern by Todd McCaffrey.  i was enjoying it, right up until the ending when i felt a bit cheated.  there was all this stuff in the middle about how the main character will feel after X, and the book cuts off pretty much right at X, so we don't get the after parts at all.  aggravating.  oh, and it's also a good idea not to read the chapter titles in the beginning or the book jacket flap copy if you don't want to know ahead of time what's going to happen.  i'm *hoping* the next book will pick up where this one left off.