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Old 12-09-2012, 03:27 AM   #1366
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I'd just re-read The Hobbit and then finished up my re-read of the three James Potter books and decided to give the Derrick Storm novelette trilogy a read, but right after beginning I paused to view the two videos in my last post here. In the Redondo Beach video Jim recommends Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus series. Well it made me stop the Derrick Storm books and grab a copy of Fated, the first in the series. I've just started it and in the first Chapter Alex (he calls himself a mage and has a magic store in London) says:

Also on the cover there's a short blurb from Jim:

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I guess I'll be reading this series next and Derrick Storm will go back on TBR for a while.

I finished Fated and enjoyed it a whole lot. If you're reading this you most likely like The Dresden Files and if that's true you'll probably like Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus books as well.

Now back to Derrick Storm.

P.S. Changed my mind, gonna' read Two Ghosts for Sister Rachael by Kim Harrison.


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Old 12-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #1367
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Odds are that you began reading the book series first then viewed and highly disliked the TV series' interpretation of Harry and his friends and exploits.
True. I had started with the novels early-on and was very excited when I heard about a TV series... and then actually tried to watch it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:23 PM   #1368
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I've Finished Cold Days....

Wow! That's all I've got really...just Wow!

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I am disappointed about Maggie, though I fully understand his reasons as to why things are the way they are, especially after his conversation with Fix.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #1369
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I did the dumbest thing ever today. I bought Lee Child's Killing Floor for $13.99 since Cold Days is $18.99 and I just couldn't spend that kind of money on an ebook...only to discover after switching my amazon account to amazon.ca from .com that Cold Days is now $15.99 .

Note to self: Check pricing on the books you really want first before buying something you can live without for a bit.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #1370
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #1371
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I did the dumbest thing ever today. I bought Lee Child's Killing Floor for $13.99 since Cold Days is $18.99 and I just couldn't spend that kind of money on an ebook...only to discover after switching my amazon account to amazon.ca from .com that Cold Days is now $15.99 .

Note to self: Check pricing on the books you really want first before buying something you can live without for a bit.
How much is CDN$ 15.99 in US$? The other day when I looked Cold Days was (and still is) US$12.99 on amazon.com (see post #1365). Maybe amazon.ca and amazon.com have similar prices, and you might save on currency transfer?

p.s.: Plus you could just give the book back and get Cold Days instead. Has not been 7 days has it?

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:28 AM   #1372
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Hey Alan?

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Over the weekend!

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:07 AM   #1374
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**Warning** Do NOT click on the spoiler tag if you have not read Cold Days!!
Next time please post the Warning about the spoiler before the spoiler. I have not read Cold Days yet, and accidentally clicked the spoiler before I could see the red.

I am right now in Dead Beat in this spot:
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"Enough with sharing the emotions," I said. "We're gonna turn into women as we stand here. Get a move on."
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Next time please post the Warning about the spoiler before the spoiler. I have not read Cold Days yet, and accidentally clicked the spoiler before I could see the red.

I am right now in Dead Beat in this spot:
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"Enough with sharing the emotions," I said. "We're gonna turn into women as we stand here. Get a move on."
Don't worry about it, it's not a major spoiler, just a teenie weenie one!

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Don't worry about it, it's not a major spoiler, just a teenie weenie one!

It is not even a spoiler at all to me. By the time I get to it, I might not even remember.
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Deat Beat - Editor slipup

Found another little slipup of either Jim himself or an oversight of his editor. Happens just before chapter 28 and shortly into it.
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The power is out because of Cowl, but after Harry is done talking to Billy he As I rode down in the elevator, I had to admit that Billy might have a point. Except a little bit later at Shiela's apartment: ...before I realized that, duh, the power was out and I wasn't going to be able to ring her apartment.

Very interesting, unless elevators run on coals in Chicago, and are uneffected by a black out.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #1378
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How much is CDN$ 15.99 in US$? The other day when I looked Cold Days was (and still is) US$12.99 on amazon.com (see post #1365). Maybe amazon.ca and amazon.com have similar prices, and you might save on currency transfer?

p.s.: Plus you could just give the book back and get Cold Days instead. Has not been 7 days has it?
I would give it back, but I can't stop reading it . Excellent book. I now have 5 series that I'm reading. I'm getting to the point where I just can't keep up . I still haven't even started on the Codex Alera series yet (thanks Alan).
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Next time please post the Warning about the spoiler before the spoiler. I have not read Cold Days yet, and accidentally clicked the spoiler before I could see the red.

I am right now in Dead Beat in this spot:
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"Enough with sharing the emotions," I said. "We're gonna turn into women as we stand here. Get a move on."
I clicked the spoiler tag too. Got through the first 3 words before I realized what I did. I've seen numerous spoiler tags since Cold Days was released and this was the first one I clicked on . I need to be more careful.
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Next time please post the Warning about the spoiler before the spoiler. I have not read Cold Days yet, and accidentally clicked the spoiler before I could see the red.

I am right now in Dead Beat in this spot:
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I clicked the spoiler tag too. Got through the first 3 words before I realized what I did. I've seen numerous spoiler tags since Cold Days was released and this was the first one I clicked on . I need to be more careful.
Maybe the red color of the warning makes you click it.?

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