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Old 05-05-2013, 05:46 AM   #16456
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If you don't mind me asking, was there any information in the Tawny Man series that you felt you were missing by skipping the Liveship Traders trilogy? I'd like to continue the story of Fitz and the Fool and I don't think a series based on a ship will appeal to me. I'm not sure how tightly the series are bound together.
I haven't read the Tawny Man series so I wouldn't know. The first series I read from Robin Hobb was the Rain Wild Chronicles a couple of months later I picked up the Farseer Trilogy.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #16457
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I'm currently reading The Archived by Victoria Schwab in beautiful hardback edition. My first dt-book in almost three years and I'm pretty exited for it. Feels nice to read of real paper again and I plan to read more dt-books this year. And by the way: the story is also good so far.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:47 AM   #16458
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My first dt-book in almost three years and I'm pretty exited for it.
What's a dt-book?
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:51 AM   #16459
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Dead Tree Book.
I am reading The General's Daughter by Nelson DeMille and loving it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:17 AM   #16460
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Dead Tree Book.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:51 AM   #16461
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I haven't read the Tawny Man series so I wouldn't know. The first series I read from Robin Hobb was the Rain Wild Chronicles a couple of months later I picked up the Farseer Trilogy.
Ok, thanks. I guess the reading order isn't crucial, then.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:15 AM   #16462
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In English, pBook (paper book).
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:16 AM   #16463
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In English, pBook (paper book).
Haha. I know what pbook is.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #16464
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Ok, thanks. I guess the reading order isn't crucial, then.
It might be.

For example, Discworld is crucial to read in order yet there are too many people saying to not start with <i>The Colour of Magic</i> because they didn't like it all that much. There's a chart that says it's OK to read out of order and how to read out of order. IT's rubbish as you have to read in published order the first time.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #16465
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Just finished And Make Not Dreams Your Master by MobileRead author Stephen Goldin. Really enjoyed this one....
Yes, I did, but I was blown away by Stephen Goldin's Polly, which I just finished. This one comes as near to perfect story-telling as any book I've read in a long time. Interesting characters, a compelling dilemma, a snowman on the front lawn who seems unaffected by a sweltering heatwave, and a sexy offbeat heroine who may or may not be God. Oh boy was this fun to read!

Highly, highly recommended.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #16466
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Yes, I did, but I was blown away by Stephen Goldin's Polly, which I just finished. This one comes as near to perfect story-telling as any book I've read in a long time. Interesting characters, a compelling dilemma, a snowman on the front lawn who seems unaffected by a sweltering heatwave, and a sexy offbeat heroine who may or may not be God. Oh boy was this fun to read!

Highly, highly recommended.
This sounds like a good read. I will buy this one. By the way it is $4.99 on Amazon and B & N. Google Reads has it for $3.82.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #16467
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I've been reading in fits and starts with little keeping my attention.

I did recently complete Casino Royale, which I enjoyed. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of them. We own all of the novels & movies (except for Skyfall), so I'm trying to decide if I want to watch the movies after reading the books.
Yes, I know they will be completely different, especially where nothing was borrowed from the book except the title, but it still might be a fun experience.

I've just started a purely impulse read: The Sisterhood by Helen Bryan, which came up as a Lending Library selection on Amazon.

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Menina Walker was a child of fortune. Rescued after a hurricane in South America, doomed to a life of poverty with a swallow medal as her only legacy, the orphaned toddler was adopted by an American family and taken to a new life.

As a beautiful, intelligent woman of nineteen, she is in love, engaged, and excited about the future—until another traumatic event shatters her dreams. Menina flees to Spain to bury her misery in research for her college thesis about a sixteenth-century artist who signed his works with the image of a swallow—the same image as the one on Menina’s medal.

But a mugging strands Menina in a musty, isolated Spanish convent. Exploring her surroundings, she discovers the epic sagas of five orphan girls who were hidden from the Spanish Inquisition and received help escaping to the New World. Is Menina’s medal a link to them, or to her own past? Did coincidence lead her to the convent, or fate?

Both love story and historical thriller, The Sisterhood is an emotionally charged ride across continents and centuries.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #16468
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Just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.
Good read, 4★. Some expressions threw me off at first though. Like poop sheet. That's just silly lol. I know the meaning, but still...
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #16469
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The first half was OK, but the second story dragged a bit. I just couldn't credit elves (& other 'supernaturals') in space. Perhaps it's me, but I couldn't keep awake reading this in bed.

Next up: Grantville Gazette #47 edited by Paula Goodlett.
Much more to my taste so far.
But overall, only an OK issue. There was was much too sentimental story for my taste.

Next I read A Glancing Light by Aaron Elkins. A quick and enjoyable mystery/adventure in the high-end art world.

And now I'm starting the May/June issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
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I just started David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. Kindle tells me I'm only 14% of the way through, but already this is one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read. I plan to take another big chunk out of it today.
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