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Old 04-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #1891
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From the creator of NBC's hit series, GRIMM
The Grimm Curse (Once Upon A Time Is Now)

Fifteen year-old Jake Grimm is the last living descendent of the Brothers Grimm, who wrote the famous fairy tales in the 1800's. But Jake grew up never knowing his true destiny until he ran away from his unhappy foster home, to the place of his birth--Woodland--a small town nestled deep in a Northwestern forest.
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237 days are going to fly by now.
I've got my very own little Grasshopper.
My wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world yesterday.
She's named partly after a certain beautiful, headstrong and resourceful apprentice.
I just love my little Molly!!!!!
Congratulations!!! Enjoy every second, they go by so fast
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Cool Apr 7, 2009 - Jim Butcher Dog saves his son from a bear



Jim Butcher tells the story how his dog saves his son from a bear.

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Last night I read the first three Ghoul Goblin comics. Based on the releases so far, I'm hoping the next is released very soon.
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I'm on to book 2 in Codex Alera. I'm so hooked. I knew this would happen . The first one really reminded me of A Song of Ice and Fire...but much cleaner . Jim is such a great writer, I really like all of his characters in all his books that I've read.

Did anyone else have an issue with words running together on your kindle versions? Quite a few pages I would have a sentence that looks like this: "...adding to the blubberyfat beneath its hide", really weird .
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #1896
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I'm on to book 2 in Codex Alera. I'm so hooked. I knew this would happen . The first one really reminded me of A Song of Ice and Fire...but much cleaner . Jim is such a great writer, I really like all of his characters in all his books that I've read.
Ooh, that is a pretty high recommendation! I may just have to check out Codex Alera then. Thanks!
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Skin Game has 31 ratings on Goodreads and not a single one of them has read it. Goodreads should not allow ratings unless a book has been released. and the person rating it has it in his/her shelf as having been read.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #1898
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Skin Game has 31 ratings on Goodreads and not a single one of them has read it. Goodreads should not allow ratings unless a book has been released. and the person rating it has it in his/her shelf as having been read.
I've never been to Goodreads, do you mean they put stars beside the book or do they actually comment on it like a review? Just curious. If people are going there for recommendations that's pretty ridiculous for them to do that without having read the book....even though I know it will awesome .
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Ooh, that is a pretty high recommendation! I may just have to check out Codex Alera then. Thanks!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I am
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I've never been to Goodreads, do you mean they put stars beside the book or do they actually comment on it like a review? Just curious. If people are going there for recommendations that's pretty ridiculous for them to do that without having read the book....even though I know it will awesome .
It has 5 reviews which are not reviews. 31 people rated a book they've never read. This is just lame.
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Cool August 1, 2011 - Jim Butcher Signing in DC

A snapshot of a video of this event titled 'Jim Butcher Q&A from Tyson's Corner, VA.':


Instead of posting the video pictured above, I decided to post the below video:








Recorded on August 1, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.


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Last night I read the first three Ghoul Goblin comics. Based on the releases so far, I'm hoping the next is released very soon.
A short while back after you'd said that you'd just opened an account at COMIXOLOGY I did so too, and downloadad one of the freebies to see if I would be interested in today's comics. Well I wasn't. I'll just keep on reading books.

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I'm on to book 2 in Codex Alera. I'm so hooked. I knew this would happen . The first one really reminded me of A Song of Ice and Fire...but much cleaner . Jim is such a great writer, I really like all of his characters in all his books that I've read.

Did anyone else have an issue with words running together on your kindle versions? Quite a few pages I would have a sentence that looks like this: "...adding to the blubberyfat beneath its hide", really weird .
I read the first one with trepidation and then the rest of the six books immediately afterward, back to back. No more trepidation! No, I don't remember having the problem you describe.


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I've been meaning to read that series for the longest time. I remember he said something about the series arising from someone challenging him to combine the Roman Empire and Pokemon, or something like that.
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Short interruption of the wait for the next Dresden book ...

... has anybody read "Rivers of London" (or "Midnight Riot" as it was published in the US) by Ben Aaronovitch?

I have picked that up on a suggestion from a friend and really enjoyed it, also Urban Fantasy, also very funny, and definitely something that I would endorse to fellow Dresden fans without any reservation.

The book (first of currently 3 available) is about Peter Grant, a young police constable in London, who at the end of this probational period is confronted with an unlikely witness to a murder - a ghost who claims to have seen the crime.

When he later - obviously against better judgement and common sense - shares this encounter with colleagues, he is surprised to get assigned to a special branch of the London Police that currently comprises only a single inspector.

Said inspector happens to be the last wizard in London who is in charge of supernatural investigations, and who takes on PC grant as his apprentice.

Plus, the book is currently available ridicuously cheap as Kindle ebook ... $ 3.92 for the "Rivers of London" edition (The supposedly identical "Midnight Riot" edition sells for $ 5,76 ), so I would advise anybody who likes Harry Dresden to try that one out.

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I've been meaning to read that series for the longest time. I remember he said something about the series arising from someone challenging him to combine the Roman Empire and Pokemon, or something like that.
Pretty close, Carl. It was actually to combine a lost Roman Legion with Pokemon.

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