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Old 10-24-2013, 11:01 PM   #18001
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...James Potter and the Morrigan Web seems to be an omen of good fortune. So for now that pause will be filled with the new G. Norman Lippert book!

Oh, since George delivered it without a cover I cobbled one together and I've attached it to this post for anybody who wants to use it. Mouse-click it for a full-size view.

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...My son Matt and I worked on the Morrigan Web cover a little and here's a new version of it. ...
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When Morrigan Web came out there was no cover included, so I cobbled one together and posted it for anybody's use. Recently an official cover has appeared and I've posted it in another thread.

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:12 AM   #18002
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Coincidentally, I'm reading Outlander right now. Apparently from the reviews on Goodreads, a lot of people are turned off by some of the plot elements.

I haven't gotten that far in the book yet, but so far it seems to be very well-written.
I'm not sure I'd enjoy it as a regular book, but it was quite good and compelling as an audio book. And one certainly gets one's money's worth, since it only costs a single monthly Audible credit.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:15 AM   #18003
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I know, and you're right. I just have an aversion to abandoning books. I really should have given up on it when it was obvious that it wasn't my cup of tea.
You need to get over this aversion and start to think of abandonment as empowering. You're taking control of your reading. Seriously, a bad book is just that, and not worth the cost of reading it (your time).

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I am getting better at this. I think I've abandoned 9 books this year.
Bravo for you, Paul. I've only managed to abandon 3. But that's still way better than I used to be.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:59 AM   #18004
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I've only about 60 pages left to finish To Dream of the Dead by Phil Rickman (#10 Merrily Watkins). Another great story, not so much about Merrily's job as an exorcist this time but more about personal matters and decisions and a flood during Christmas. The twelfth book in the series is released in three weeks, just a couple of days before I go on holiday, I'm hoping I can get myself to wait to start reading it during my holiday.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:28 AM   #18005
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Just finished book 4 of Angus Donald's, Outlaw Chronicles. A very gritty take on Robin Hood from the point of view of Alan Dale. Nice to have something so new on an old legend.
Very gory at times, almost off-putting for me, the narrative is gripping.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:49 AM   #18006
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Coincidentally, I'm reading Outlander right now. Apparently from the reviews on Goodreads, a lot of people are turned off by some of the plot elements.

I haven't gotten that far in the book yet, but so far it seems to be very well-written.
I thoroughly enjoyed Outlander, and thought that subsequent books in the series were even better. It's one of my favourite series. Enjoy!
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:34 AM   #18007
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Next up: Trade Secret by Lee and Miller.
Perhaps it was me, but I didn't really get into this one. Perhaps it would have helped to re-read Balance of Trade beforehand.


Next up: Deep Wizardry (New Millennium Edition) by Diane Duane. I've just bought this as part of the nine-volume set now available.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #18008
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Just finished book 4 of Angus Donald's, Outlaw Chronicles. A very gritty take on Robin Hood from the point of view of Alan Dale. Nice to have something so new on an old legend.
Very gory at times, almost off-putting for me, the narrative is gripping.
Sounds very interesting--thanks for the recommendation.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Outlander, and thought that subsequent books in the series were even better. It's one of my favourite series. Enjoy!
Thanks for the encouragement--knowing they get better might get me through the violent sex that so many people seem to bewail in the first book.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #18009
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I finished To Dream of the Dead (Phil Rickman), I loved the book but wasn't too wild about the ending; too abrupt for me.

I've just started Paul Draker's New Year Island, I had it on my Amazon wishlist for a while and earlier in the week it was on offer for €1.99 so I snapped it up. It's about 10 people who are survivors of one thing or another who get fooled (from what I've read so far) into coming together. They end up on an island and one by one they are killed to find the ultimate survivor. I've read about 65 pages so for (of over 700) and it's promissing, especially since it's the debut of this author.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:20 PM   #18010
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When Morrigan Web came out there was no cover included, so I cobbled one together and posted it for anybody's use. Recently an official cover has appeared and I've posted it in another thread...
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Just found a more colorful version of the new cover!

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Old 10-25-2013, 06:01 PM   #18011
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I finished reading Mistborn: The Final Empire last evening and I must say that I enjoyed it immensely. Eventually I'll need to read the other two novels in the trilogy as well since I feel the need to find out what happens with Vin and the crew and also for Eland too!

The next book that I'll be reading will be The Green Mill Murder (Phryne Fisher #5) by Kerry Greenwood.
I liked The Green Mill Murder a lot and was gratified to find Phryne flying her Gipsy Moth (named Rigel) again!

Next, I'm going back to my annual re-read (I paused this re-read a while back so it would end a little closer to the Publication date of Book #15, Skin Game) of Jim Butcher's, The Dresden Files. with Changes (The Dresden Files #12)!


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Old 10-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #18012
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I finished To Dream of the Dead (Phil Rickman), I loved the book but wasn't too wild about the ending; too abrupt for me.

I've just started Paul Draker's New Year Island, I had it on my Amazon wishlist for a while and earlier in the week it was on offer for €1.99 so I snapped it up. It's about 10 people who are survivors of one thing or another who get fooled (from what I've read so far) into coming together. They end up on an island and one by one they are killed to find the ultimate survivor. I've read about 65 pages so for (of over 700) and it's promissing, especially since it's the debut of this author.
Oddly enough, Rickman's my favorite author, and I've reread all his books many, many times. Eagerly awaiting the next Merrily Watkins, although my favorites are still The Lamp of the Wicked and Prayer of the Night Shepherd.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #18013
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[B]Next up is Brother Odd by Dean Koontz, book 3 of the Odd Thomas series.
Good, quick read as expected. Odd is very droll which cracks me up some times.

Next up is Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. I have heard good things about this, but it is one of the longer books I have read recently. I was a little hesitant to start something this long since I have been enjoying the shorter (3-400 page) books recently and I am worried about the length of the book club selection for November.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:56 PM   #18014
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I'm in a holding pattern now as I anxiously await Simon Haynes (Spacejock on MR) to finish Part 10 (the conclusion) of his excellent serialized novel Hal Spacejock 7: Big Bang.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:43 PM   #18015
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