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Old 08-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #2236
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Ah, I'm here too. I've been in New York attending some family simchas and other stuff, kind of busy.

But now I'm back to my life and catching up on the news.

That was a really depressing excerpt from "Dangerous Women", I gotta say -- It tells you nothing and makes it PAINFUL to wait for the book. Why do I read these things?!?!?!

And I managed to read all of the first James Potter book. Huh. I thought I could do better than that.
(Then again I read a lot of other stuff too, but this series was supposed to be like a mission or something.)
Oh well at least I have something to look forward to while I wait for Skin Game.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #2237
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I'm just trying to figure out when to start the re-read of the series so that I'm ready to start Skin Games the day it comes out. Hmmm. A book every 1.5 days. 14 books. 3 weeks to read them all...
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"Thomas scowled. “An errand is getting a tank of gas or picking up a carton of milk or something. It is not getting chased by flying purple pyromaniac gorillas hurling incendiary poo.”
That is kinda much!
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I'm just trying to figure out when to start the re-read of the series so that I'm ready to start Skin Games the day it comes out. Hmmm. A book every 1.5 days. 14 books. 3 weeks to read them all...
I had originally planned to begin my re-read on September first, but as time progressed I noticed that my book consumption rate was slowing (I'd been reading a thread about 'reader's block) and I panicked and started my Dresden re-read a month early. But guess what? My book consumption rate recovered immediately upon beginning the re-read!

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That is kinda much!
You had to have been there!

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“Oh, what would you like on your vegetarian pizza?”

“Dead pigs and cows,” I said.

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“Just hold still,” I said. “Don’t try to move until we know where she is.”

“That’ll get her,” Thomas panted. “The old sitting-duck ploy.”

“Give me your gun,” I said.

“Why?”

“So that the next time you start talking I can shoot your wise ass.”

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I couldn’t take it anymore. “Hey, people. Chat time is over. The girl’s about to pass out on her feet. Thomas is dying. So both of you shut your mouth and help them.”

Raith whipped his head around to stare daggers at me. His voice was cold enough to merit the use of a Kelvin scale. “I do not respond well to demands.”

I ground my teeth and said, “Both of you shut your mouth and help them. Please.”

And they say I can’t be diplomatic.
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Ah, I love Blood Rites.
Death by turkey is a classic.
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:43 PM   #2242
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The vampire’s expression didn’t even flicker, so I was sure it did not feel the curse coming.

Which made it a complete surprise when something slammed into the vampire from directly overhead, too quickly to be seen. There was a sound of impact, a raspy, dry scream, and the vampire went down hard.

It lay on the ground like a butterfly pinned to a card, arms and legs thrashing uselessly. Its chest and collarbone had been crushed.

By an entire frozen turkey. A twenty-pounder.

The plucked bird must have fallen from an airplane overhead, doubtlessly manipulated by the curse. By the time it got to the ground, the turkey had already reached its terminal velocity, and was still hard as a brick. The drumsticks poked up above the vampire’s crushed chest, their ends wrapped in red tinfoil.

The vampire gasped and writhed a little more.

The timer popped out of the turkey.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:58 AM   #2243
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The plucked bird must have fallen from an airplane overhead, doubtlessly manipulated by the curse. By the time it got to the ground, the turkey had already reached its terminal velocity, and was still hard as a brick. The drumsticks poked up above the vampire’s crushed chest, their ends wrapped in red tinfoil.

The vampire gasped and writhed a little more.

The timer popped out of the turkey.
That is so not a pretty picture
Amusing nonetheless

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I saw blisters rising on my left hand. I felt my fingers curling into a claw. They looked thinner, as if made of melting wax, and I could see the shadows of my bones beneath the flesh. The shield grew weaker yet. The pain got worse...

“Oh, God,” Murphy said. “Your hand, oh, God.” But she never stopped moving...

I lifted my left hand, and stared at it in shock for a second. I always thought I looked good in red and black, but as a rule I preferred that to be my clothes. Not my limbs. My hand was a blackened, twisted claw of badly cooked meat, burned dark wherever it wasn’t bloodred. My silver shield bracelet dangled beneath it, the charm-shields heat-warped, gleaming and bright...

Then he said, “You’re going to lose that hand.”

“I was sending it back to the kitchen anyway. I ordered it medium well.”

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“The three of us together should be able to take one vamp down the hard way if we’re alert. But if one of them closes on us, we’re probably going to die,” Kincaid said. “The best way to stay alive is to hit them fast and stay on the offensive. Once we’ve put down any unfriendlies, you two can go save the hostages or take the Renfields to therapy or tap dance or whatever. If things go south, stay together and come straight back out. McCoy should have the truck out front and ready where he can see the door.”

“I will,” Ebenezar agreed.

“Okay,” Kincaid said. “Anyone have any questions?”

“Why do they sell hot dogs in packages of ten but hot dog buns in packages of eight?” I said.

Everyone glared at me. I should probably leave off wizarding and chase my dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.

Instead, I put the toy gun in my right hand, my staff in my left, and said, “Let’s go.”

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“Hey!” I shouted. “You! You demented U.S. Army surplus blow-up doll! I’m talking to you. So say something!”

She didn’t, but her eyes glittered with annoyance, the first emotion I’d seen there. What can I say, inspiring anger is my gift. I have a responsibility to use it wisely.
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Wow, Death Masks was a great re-read!! This complete series re-read started out great, and keeps on getting greater!
Next up, Blood Rites!
Zowie!! Blood Rites was SUPER!! Now on to the one I've always considered as my favorite (ignoring the fact that I've also always said that my favorite is the one I'm currently reading), Dead Beat!!

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And Chosen will be out in
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Err, make that:

And Chosen will be out in
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Some evil sadist has changed the publication date.
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I'm just trying to figure out when to start the re-read of the series so that I'm ready to start Skin Games the day it comes out. Hmmm. A book every 1.5 days. 14 books. 3 weeks to read them all...
Reread it SEVERAL times?
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