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Old 10-11-2011, 05:48 PM   #166
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I know alansplace has said that he read them and enjoyed them. They are on my ever growing TBR list.

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Slightly off topic, but with a bunch of those who appear to enjoy the Dresden series
as much as I do, I have to ask if any of you have read the "Codex Alera" series? If so,
did you like them as well?

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P.S.; I thought the Codex Alera series was a great fantasy series, myself.
(I like the parts that mimic the Roman Military atmosphere.)
read all six straight through and as i don't really do straight fantasy as a rule this is unusual for me. loved every one of the six!
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Slightly off topic, but with a bunch of those who appear to enjoy the Dresden series
as much as I do, I have to ask if any of you have read the "Codex Alera" series?
I've never heard of it. The Dresden books are the only fantasy books I read. At present, anyway.
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I've never heard of it. The Dresden books are the only fantasy books I read. At present, anyway.
check out these links.

http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/alera

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/furi...bof%2bcalderon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Alera
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Just saw on Facebook: Jim Butcher author of The Dresden Files, just joined Goodreads!!

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Just saw on Facebook: Jim Butcher author of The Dresden Files, just joined Goodreads!!

i've seen posts about goodreads and there's a calibre plug-in that has something to do with it as well. i've never frequented the site myself though there's lots of folks who seem to like it a lot. anyway, after clicking your provided link, the info that i just scanned through there had multiple inaccuracies. also the picture of jim was 10 or so years old.

here's a more recent one.
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i've seen posts about goodreads and there's a calibre plug-in that has something to do with it as well. i've never frequented the site myself though there's lots of folks who seem to like it a lot. anyway, after clicking your provided link, the info that i just scanned through there had multiple inaccuracies. also the picture of jim was 10 or so years old.

here's a more recent one.
*Shrug* Could be he had someone create the account for him. It was posted on Facebook yesterday with that link. As for the picture, its the same one he has on Amazon. Maybe he prefers himself with long hair.
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Just saw on Facebook: Jim Butcher author of The Dresden Files, just joined Goodreads!!

Just joined and 3650 fans! Sounds like a good start.

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Old 10-11-2011, 09:08 PM   #174
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Just joined and 3650 fans! Sounds like a good start.

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guess i should go back then and join the masses

did it and became a fan.

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Oh! Talking about Goodreads, I completely forgot about this: Challenge: The Dresden Files.

Those who take part in the MobileRead 100 book challenge here, are also welcome to join the MobileRead's 100 books in 2011 group over on GoodReads. The Dresden Files series is just one of the challenges going on at this time. More info on challenges and anything else MobilRead/Goodreads is available in the MobileRead section.
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I'm still here as well, following the plan I mentioned in this post. Things are just going slowly.

I'm almost done with Avonlea, I'm finishing the short stories in Dates from Hell, and I plan on finishing The Island of Dr. Moreau this weekend. Reading it in bits and pieces doesn't really work for me, but I won't have any real sit down time until the weekend.
I'm here, thanks to Nyssa, and I read every single post. Funny you mention Dates from Hell, because that's the collection that got me interested in The Hollows, although I haven't read any of them yet. I want to at least get caught up on the Iron Druid Chronicles before I add yet another series.

Just started Dresden #4, Summer Knight, this evening. I had hoped to knock a sizable dent in it, but I've been reading this thread instead. I was going to put together a reading plan of sorts but we all know I suck at that (not to mention that I tend to occasionally disappear for months at a time) so I'm just reading what I feel like reading, and lately I've been missing Harry. A wizard who risks life and limb to save the girl, nearly getting himself killed and often looking like a bumbling fool in the process? I need me one of those!!! But I'll settle for fiction. *sigh*
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I'm here, thanks to Nyssa, and I read every single post. Funny you mention Dates from Hell, because that's the collection that got me interested in The Hollows, although I haven't read any of them yet. I want to at least get caught up on the Iron Druid Chronicles before I add yet another series.

Just started Dresden #4, Summer Knight, this evening. I had hoped to knock a sizable dent in it, but I've been reading this thread instead. I was going to put together a reading plan of sorts but we all know I suck at that (not to mention that I tend to occasionally disappear for months at a time) so I'm just reading what I feel like reading, and lately I've been missing Harry. A wizard who risks life and limb to save the girl, nearly getting himself killed and often looking like a bumbling fool in the process? I need me one of those!!! But I'll settle for fiction. *sigh*
Welcome aboard! Glad you've joined us.

As for the reading plan, yeah, sometimes it works and other times no so much. I decided to make one becuase I have so many books I want to read, and its so easy to get distracted and drift away. That, plus, I've burned myself out before sticking with just one series - reading it back to back, and I want to avoid that as much as possible.

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Thank you for the Karma!
I don't think I'm going to do the a challenge next year, just keep a list of the books I've read. Looking back at what I've read this year I can see I have changed my reading a lot. Before 2011 I read longer books than I did this year. And I know I've been putting off reading long books. I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy the challenge but I like to go back to an easier pace. My personal challenge for next year (actually starting now) is for every new book series I start I have to finish two that I'm currently reading.
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Welcome aboard! Glad you've joined us.

As for the reading plan, yeah, sometimes it works and other times no so much. I decided to make one becuase I have so many books I want to read, and its so easy to get distracted and drift away. That, plus, I've burned myself out before sticking with just one series - reading it back to back, and I want to avoid that as much as possible.
To create a little more order and reduce the indecision, I created a "Priority List" of about 230 books (out of my 1000+ TBR). Since I still found myself meandering, yesterday I took everything off the Kindle except the books on that list, and next time I hook up the Kindle it'll stick it on there for me. I figure what will happen is, over time, I'll repeatedly pass over some of those books and realize I need to move them off the Priority List.

I remember I tried to read the first two Dresden Files back to back and it was just too much. That seems to only happen with Fantasy series, though. With more general fiction, I don't get the same burn out. I read the Sentence of Marriage trilogy straight through. But it's no wonder I found myself missing Harry - I checked, and I had finished Grave Peril way back on May 1st.

Question for those who are ahead of me:
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Thomas makes his next appearance in #5, correct?
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