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I am reading. Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey. Florida crime/humor novel. Any of the books by Tim Dorsey are great I think. I am also reading The Eye Of The World yet again aswell .

 

 

I just got done with the Maze Runner series. Pretty good books I flew through all 3 of them and I am reading the prequel right now to them probally finish that one today some time. I read each of the other books in 3 days. Not sure what ill be reading next.

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Just finished Catchers Keeper by JD Spero.  Pretty good.  Inspired by The Catcher In the Rye.  Works on the premise that the author of The Catcher In the Rye is around in the late 70's and actually is present at the assassination of John Lennon.  The man who shot Lennon, Mark Chapman, was apparently obsessed with the book and the author has played with that idea a bit with a little alternate history.  What if the shooter had actually met the author?  Very interesting.  Told from the perspective of the author and his siblings. 

 

Reading Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games, by Stewart Woods. 

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I would highly recommend The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and then his books after that. The best fight scenes I've ever read coupled with some brilliantly complex characters.

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Starting up with "The Son" by Phillip Meyer. Off to an amazing start, the scope and ambition of the work really stand out.

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Yesterday I forced myself to continue "To Green Angel Tower 1" by Tad Williams. The series is all right, but at times I have nearly considered to stop reading. Right now I have no problem with it, the side plotlines - Miriamele, Hayholt - are quite enjoyable. However, I think Simon is the most boring fantasy main character I have met so far. I'm not looking forward to his chapters.

 

I like Williams' Shadowmarch much better. Started a reread last week, and I think it beats Memory, Sorrow & Thorn in almost every way. I haven't finished either series yet - read 50 % of Shadowmarch last year and am 70 % through MS&T.

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I'm taking a bit of a break from reading WoT (just finished book 10) and am currently reading the Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. It's a great book. It has just the right amount of seriousness and witty humour. I highly recommend it, it's great fun :)

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Finished Dan Browns Inferno.  Another good installment using the Robert Langdon character. 

 

Also completed Eurogames:The Design Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games by Stewart Woods.  Gave me some new ideas t use in my own game designs. 

 

Next up? Not sure.  I bought a hard cover copy of the Icewind Dale Trilogy by RA Salvatore at a library sale.  Also picked up a copy of Shadowmarch by Tad Williams at the same sale.  Both books in near new condition ($2 each) and I have never read either.  Other options include the Esselmont outriggers to the Malazan series, the follow up to Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks called The Bloodfire Quest, or perhaps I'll read a bit more Star Wars as my wife would like me to do. 

 

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Completed 20 Questions to Ask if Your Child Has ADHD by Mary Fowler.  Reading Soccer IQ by Dan Blank and Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood by Edward M Hallowell M.D. and John J. Ratey M.D..  Not really much fun reading, although very informative.  Has made me more relaxed as I have gained a bit more knowledge of ADHD.  

 

The Soccer book is fun though.  A lot of good info in one place.  Mostly things I have barked at my players for twenty years but things you don't train.  Just a lot of tid-bits about what to do in certain situations.  It's about using common sense and being prepared for the situation, whatever it is.  Great book for players because it explains in more detail all those little instructions that coaches are constantly giving but  never quite explaining.  Highly recommended.

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I would highly recommend The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and then his books after that. The best fight scenes I've ever read coupled with some brilliantly complex characters.

Just finished the first one, actually. It was pretty good but I have some mixed feelings about it. (Particularily, I found the writing very basic.)

 

I'm going to start reading A Feast for Crows tomorrow.

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I'm reading the 4th book of Malazan. It's a great series, I highly recommend it.

I read the first two. Couldn't get into it.

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I would highly recommend The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie and then his books after that. The best fight scenes I've ever read coupled with some brilliantly complex characters.

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I just finished reading Crown of Vengeance (Book One of The Dragon Prophecy) -- twice within 2 weeks.  The Dragon Prophecy series is a prequel to the Obsidian Trilogy and Enduring Flame Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.  Unfortunately, it looks like the next book, Blade of Empire, won't be released till next year.  :sad:

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Just finished Divergent by Veronica Roth at my wife's request.  Not too bad.  Went to a library sale and picked up Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, the entire series in hardcover, for $4 so I have started Wizard for Hire.  I like it so far.  Only a few chapters in right now.  Also picked up a few by Tad Williams.  The War of the Flowers, two Otherland Series books,  River of Blue Fire and Mountain of Black Glass, and Shadowmarch all in hardcover and all like new.  Total bill was like $8.  Love the library sale.

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I love library sales! I just went to one and spent about $25 on around 50 books.  I won't bother listing all of them. I don't like Divergent at all, but I don't feel like ranting about it now.

 

Right now I'm reading The Runelords by David Farland (which I got at the library sale I went to) and it is very good. 

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