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Old 05-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #13066
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I am about 80% through:



I read the whole trilogy straight through and really enjoyed it...and I don't even care for history!
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #13067
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I am about 80% through:



I read the whole trilogy straight through and really enjoyed it...and I don't even care for history!
Why are you making us click a link to see the book? It also makes it impossible to find your post if anyone searches this thread for a specific author or book to see what other MobileRead members have said about it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:52 PM   #13068
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Why are you making us click a link to see the book? It also makes it impossible to find your post if anyone searches this thread for a specific author or book to see what other MobileRead members have said about it.
I found no links at all in his post, just an amazon.com cover image and his short post.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #13069
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Why are you making us click a link to see the book? It also makes it impossible to find your post if anyone searches this thread for a specific author or book to see what other MobileRead members have said about it.
So it has come to this ...
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #13070
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I found no links at all in his post, just an amazon.com cover image and his short post.
My browser must not automatically load the image.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:58 PM   #13071
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Why are you making us click a link to see the book? It also makes it impossible to find your post if anyone searches this thread for a specific author or book to see what other MobileRead members have said about it.

Not sure why a link is showing up instead of the picture but....the book is

The System of the World by Neal Stephenson.


If words are preferred instead of pictures, I will go that route from now on.....i like to see book covers especially since I don't see them on a Kindle!
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:02 PM   #13072
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Not sure why a link is showing up instead of the picture but....the book is

The System of the World by Neal Stephenson.


If words are preferred instead of pictures, I will go that route from now on.....i like to see book covers especially since I don't see them on a Kindle!
Personally, I like covers, but you might type in the title/author in either the title or the body as well, couldn't hurt.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #13073
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I like seeing covers, too.

I'm reading the new Sookie Stackhouse mystery, Deadlocked. I'm pretty sure that I will be up late reading tonight!
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #13074
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:46 PM   #13075
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i love everything of his that i've read. he definitely has a preference for alpha male characters but he writes them well.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:57 PM   #13076
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Continuing on the French theme (sort of), I'll start His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik next.
Sadly, a disappointment for me. The author spent a lot of time setting us up in her alternate world but the ending was anti-climatic. Very much so. Perhaps, this was necessary to introduce the sequels. Still it seems the reader spends a lot of time waiting for things to happen. Several things didn't make sense which I won't mention to avoid spoiling the book for others. I liked the Roman names and some of the interaction between human and dragon. Writing was precise. Rated C- [2 stars].
Also, I thought there would be more historical info regarding Napoleon and Wellington.

Unsure of next read.

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:16 AM   #13077
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The last book I finished reading was Death of a Saint by Lily Herne. This is a YA zombie novel set in South Africa and is the second book in the Mall Rat series. While YA isn't normally my thing I quite enjoyed the entire series so far due to the different take on zombies and the South African setting.

The series will be published in the UK next year and it would be interesting to see a non-SA take on it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #13078
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:08 AM   #13079
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And now: Curses! by Aaron Elkins. Looking fun so far!
And it was fun. Another excellent adventure with Gideon Oliver. A Mayan curse and a bit of mayhem, along with a fun detective puzzle. I suspect I'm going to be looking for the others in the series, and at least adding them to a wish list.

Next: Asimov's SF, June 2012 by Dell Magazine Authors

The last one of my fictionwise subscription. I'm going to have to buy them issue-by-issue from now on, as Fictionwise are no longer offering subscriptions.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #13080
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I'm just contemplating buying Michael Grant's "Gone" series, or at least the first one. Anyone tried them? Looks suspiciously like YA, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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