Still with Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. About halfway through.
Mistborn Trilogy high-five.
Love it! I just finished that one a week or two ago!
I'm reading The Rangers Apprentice series
I just started The Hunger Games series and also plan to tackle A Game of Thrones and the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin in April.
Tackle is the right word for it.
take notes on characters:)
Thursday Next Series by Jasper Fforde
Papillion by Henry Charriere,The King's Justice by Kurtz,Marooned on Mars by Lester Del REy, and Nightmares in Dixie (edited by Martin Greenberg).
Finished King's Justice, moving on to the Quest for Saint Camber
Finished the Quest for Saint Camber. Kurtz really knows how to create a Middle Age setting with Magic and Church....without demonizing either...or making either on an ivory pillar. A very nice balance.
LOVED those books when I read them many years ago. I hope to revisit them sometime in the near future. This pesky employment thing really interferes with my life! Can't wait for retirement in 350 days!
Wow! Congrats! At this rate I doubt if I'll ever be retiring:) I have to go find the 4th book now. King Kelson's Bride.
Have that one in hard cover. That's how many years ago I read it!
Mark, I'm with you...I figure I'm working til I'm 70.
Jerseygirl, ;) ahh well when I get there they might have pushed back the retirement age to that anyway.
Finished King Kelson's Bride....now which book should I read next?
"The God Particle" by Rod Kierkegaard Jr.,"The Righteous" by Michael Wallace,"Mech Zero" by B.V. Larson,"The Knife of Never Letting Go" by Patrick Ness,"The Ask and Answer" by Patrick Ness,"Monsters of Men" by Patrick Ness,"The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater,
I finished City of Dragons and about to start Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Memories of Ice by Steven EricksonThe Well of Ascension by Brandon SandersonHero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
Maybe I'll finally get around to Hunger Games
Reading has slowed as the weather is beautiful and I'm spending a lot of time outside.
MoI: OH! That is such a great book. And House of Chains was awesome as well. Erikson is the man.
I have a weird relationship with Erikson's writing. Each book I begin I'm excited and eager to get into it. About 3/4 of the way into the book I feel like there is a lag as his character positioning just one step behind his plot progression. I rush to finish it because I'm feeling very done with the book. Once I'm done, I want to go back and do it all again though.
MoI is definitely my favourite Erikson book. Love that series.
I finished Storm Front 3 ★'s. Now I'm reading Fool Moon both by Jim Butcher.
Finished The Drawing of the Three on the 1st...Probably gonna try to read A Storm of SwordsThe Last Argument of KingsAssassin's QuestNot specifically in that order, but I'll get them done!
Wow ! What a list !!
I wish I could read all those for the first time again :)
Boom! Done with Dragons of Winter Night (I read it despite it not being on my 'to read' list for this month). Gonna start The Last Argument of Kings tomorrow.
Tried to read Crow Planet, a book for birdwatchers. I skipped the boring parts, and finally skipped the last fifty pages. Why didn't someone test-read that stuff before the printer got it? Just started The Emperor of Maladies, a book about the disease cancer; I'm already hooked at 20 pages. It won a Pulitzer, some guy named Siddhartha wrote it. On board, Feist's Magician series.
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb (really liked the 1st book)! Assassin's Quest also. I have to see certain characters get their comeuppance!Reprisal by F. Paul Wilson (in preparation for the re-release of the heavily rewritten Night World novel, due in May).Then maybe the 1st Dexter novel ...
Finishing up Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind today. I've really enjoyed it so far, looking forward to reading the second book sometime soon.
Picked up Anne Rice's The Wolf GIft and Paula Brackston's The Witch's Daughter from the library yesterday.
Glad you're enjoying Name of the Wind! I'm on the waiting list at my library for the second book.
How do you like The Wolf Gift? I'm hearing mixed reviews.
I'm still trudging through the tedious Skylark Three by EE "Doc" Smith. I wasn't impressed with The Skylark of Space, so I'm not entirely sure why I though reading the sequel might be a good idea. Hopefully I'll have the time to sit down and finish the novel over my short Easter break and start something a little more interesting. I think Terry Pratchett might be next in line.
Insurrection by Peter Rollins is the other book I'm still working on.
Finally completed the dreadful novel Skylark Three by EE "Doc" Smith. Onto Terry Pratchett now since he rarely lets me down. Since I'm working my way through Discworld chronologically, the next in line is #14 with Lords and Ladies.
Completed Lords and Ladies by Pratchett and I'm almost finished with a short South Africa novel called Welcome to Our Hillbrow by Phaswane Mpe. Since I don't have any more actual books with me at college I'll be diving back into my Nook for my next novel. Going with more free, Sci-fi pulp. I've decided on The Time Traders by Andre Norton and just finished the first chapter. As far as her writing style is concerned it's off to a good start.
Finished with The Time Traders. Next in line is Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh. The premise sounds quite intriguing, but after seeing its very average rating on Shelfari I don't have high hopes for it. Regardless of whether or not it's good I'll probably end up crawling through the story due to end of the semester work piling up.
Still working my way through The Heroes. I'm loving it, like all his books, I just wish I had more time to read it.
That was such a great book. Can't wait for Red Country.
Still trying to finish Pride Prejudice & Zomies. Just finished Mockingjay. Reading also Malice & Death Whispers. Sounds about right for me, 3 books at one time!!
Reading "A Dance with Dragons" on my Kindle on loan from the library. I only get it three weeks at a time so I have to keep returning it then requesting it again! However, its nice to get a little break once in a while - I can go back and do research on the charactesr I don't remember!
I went into a reading slump last month, which meant that I had only read 1 book in 6 weeks, so I'll simply read what I had planned for last month. I'm kinda that way - either I read one book every day (or more), or I don't turn a page in weeks (or month). Will start on Flowers from Algernon next, and pick up some Tad Williams after that. I guess.
I've quite enjoyed most of the Tad Williams books I've picked up... but I never think about buying more... strange...Maybe he is suffering from being at the wrong end of the alphabet in bookstores :)
Haha! I usually borrowed his books from the library, but Otherland always had such long waiting times, so I decided to buy them instead.
Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb. Finally getting around to the Liveship Traders trilogy.
That was my favorite series by Robin Hobb!
I had trouble getting into this series (tried twice before). But after reading the first two books of the Rain Wilds trilogy, I became curious about Liveships so I finally decided to pick it up again. Now I don't understand why I had trouble before.
If you haven't read the other Robin Hobb trilogies I would recommend them as well. The Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies also tie-in to Liveships and Rain Wilds.
Oh, I've read them all. This was the only one I had trouble with. I'm really enjoying the book this time. I love to hate Kyle!
Finished Ganymede by Cherie Priest and started Mainspring by Jay Lake.
Right now, I'm starting on Deerskin by Robin McKinley.
Next up: Sea of Monsters by Rick RiordanEragon by Christopher PaoliniA re-read of Spindle's End by Robin McKinleyThe Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinleyMaybe A Dance With Dragons by George RR Martin
What do you think of Riordan? I had trouble getting into that series.
Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle was ok, even if Paoilini is a bit long-winded. Smart to start reading it after all the books have been published—it seemed to take forever between books!
I found Riordan fun and good for some light reading. I'm a fan of Greek mythology, so it was interesting to see his take on those myths. I'm having fun with the series so far, though I can definitely see why it wouldn't be everybody's cup of tea. While I do still enjoy YA and children's lit as an adult, this one seemed a bit ....young.... for me, if that makes any sense. Perhaps if were younger (around middle school age, perhaps), I would be more into this series.
Finished up The Name of the Wind and moved on to The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I'm really enjoying this series!
Hehe, I just picked up a Wise Man's Fears yesterday! The first book was fantastic!
I haven't had as much time to read this week. I'm a little over halfway. How r u enjoying book 2?
Oh, I loved Name of the Wind! How is Wise Man's Fear? I plan to start on that one very soon.
Wise Man's Fear was great too and I can't wait for Day 3 in this series. My favorite reads of the year so far!
I gave up on both The Wolf Gift and The Witch's Daughter and returned them to the library. Neither one caught my interest at all.
Picked up Patrick Rothfuss's The Wise Man's Fears as well as The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks. They should be more to my liking!
Loved Terry Brooks. Another good series author with great characters.
I liked Sword of Shanarra trilogy!
Shannara...those were wonderful books.
Finished Well of Ascension. Yay !!
On to Hero of Ages (Mistborn III).
Somehow have to finish "Gateway" (Fred Pohl) in parallel too.
I'm reading The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún by J.R.R. Tolkien. I started it before Christmas, I think, but suddenly decided I needed to read the Eddas first, so it's been a while. Looking forward to starting it properly now. Afterwards I think I'll read The Children of Húrin, I've been wanting to read that for years now. :D
I'm also reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl with my brother. I love reading aloud to him, and especially from my favourite childhood author.
Have you read the Silmarillion at all? If you are interested in the history behind Middle Earth, it's a must-read.
Silmarillion may be one of my favourite Tolkien books. Love all the history! I have yet to read any of the History of Middle-earth volumes, though.
Add to my reads: Started Mort by Terry Pratchett. I bought it earlier this year, so I thought it was time for a reread. :D
Extremely glad that I managed to read through the Mistborn trilogy, even if I wasn't too impressed with the first one.
Book 2 forced me to drastically revise my opinion on the series and Book 3 was an awesome culmination where so many things finally clicked into place.
Thanks to all those who recommended this one. Wouldn't have picked up the second book in case so many people here wouldn't have spoken so highly of it.
Planning to read Connie Willis' "To Say Nothing of the Dog" after finishing "Gateway".
Glad you enjoyed the Mistborn series. I would also recommend The Alloy of Law, which takes place in the same world but several hundred years later.
Ascent by Amy Kinzer
At the moment I'm re-reading all Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels for at least the third time in most cases - I'm up to The Fifth Elephant - and working my way to Snuff which I own but haven't read yet. I'm an inveterate re-reader; I've just finished the Harry Potter books which I been reading in amongst the Pratchetts. The next thing I'm going to read is new, Reckless by Cornelia Funke. I really enjoy children's and young adult fantasy because they tend to concentrate on the story rather than lots of violence.
I do a lot of rereads myself. That way, I don't have to be disappointed. Of course, great books doesn't diminish in quality because you've read them before.
I am very keen to get into The Iron Tree by Cecilia Dart-Thornton and finish Mockingjay of the Hunger Games trilogy
I am planning to read Dust of Dreams by Erikson soon. I had it on my shelf for a while now, but I am waiting for the Crippled God to be released in mass market paperback so I can read them together.
I am reading Colorblind by Aaron Slade and Catching Fire (Hunger Games)! Colorblind is a debut novel this month that i am sort of obsessing over right now. :)
I just put down the first Magician book by Feist after 100 pages, the teen-age wizard hero had just been kissed by a princess. Someone tell me this is not kid-lit! Found Pawn of Prophecy at a yard sale. Please, not another quest for no reason!!!!!!!! Started The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. I'm hooked.
Magician is tame. I still don't like the new revised bit with the Thun's...he took a slow but likeable part and tried to stick some action in...doesn't quite work for me. It is a great beginning.
Pawn of the Prophecy...an interesting series. I enjoyed it too.
When did the revised edition come out? I don't think I read it. Carjug B - I enjoyed the entire series. It's fun and a nice quest story. Tame for sure.
Revised edition came out....2004? maybe
I am picking up Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey from the library tonight. I also got started on the Night Huntress series by Jeanine Frost and there are quite a few books in that series. I guess I will be busy for a few weeks.
I liked Neverwhere. Gaiman is always so original (to me). His book The Graveyard is also excellent. How is Night Huntress? Saw it - looked interesting - wasn't sure I wanted to add it to the pile to read :)
I've only read the first book of Night Huntress so far. It is pretty typical of the genre, sort of like Mercy Thompson.
reading wanted: undead or aliveone of 5 or six books i am currently reading as i try to find some magic in a story to equal the harry dresden files or the bloodhound series, two of my favorites. my first try with this author, kerrelyn sparks. initially it seems to have a decent pace.
I enjoyed Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles, which is like Dresden Lite. They are quite fun and the narrator for the audio books is really talented.
Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers. By Tolkien.
"The Knife of Never Letting Go" by Patrick Ness is like the title a little quirky and quaint. The very original storyline makes up for the redundant flashbacks, phrasing, and events. The backwoods verbiage will stimulate an occasional smile and chuckle. Ironically, this is a very dark and intense YA fantasy/adventure story with murder, cruelty, and brutality in the forefront. The ages of the protagonists pose many pluasibility challenges for the reader but in the end I really enjoyed this first book in the trilogy; 4stars...
Clifford Ashley's Book of Knots. READ THIS ONE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!! (Especially you teacher types.) It ain't easy to find, try a university library. It runs 40 to 80 bucks on line; (Bless You Amazon). Clifford started Whaling in 1904, and his book was published 40 years later. It is the Bible of knot tying. I finally own my own copy, and I am in string heaven. You like history? Pirate battles? Lost at sea? Wanna tie a noose? Net a mermaid? Get your fists on this one, it's like those fantastic coffee table books about armour and swords, and there ain't anything else like it.
"The Righteous" by Michael Wallace is a well written mystery/action/thriller story, that is disturbing, dark, intense, and exposes the reader to an insiders glimpse into the corruption and abuse in a major polygamistic american religious cult. I enjoyed the discovery of the cults inner workings, rituals, and corruption, and am hoping it is acutally a fictional accounting of their activities rather the a true replication of their actions in a fictional format. It is very well written so kudos go to the author's research, diligence, and writing style...
Decided to tackle MBotF. Reading "Gardens of the Moon" by Steven Erikson. The first half was difficult, but after that it became engaging.Also listening to "Ghost Hunter" by Michelle Paver.And re-reading "The Hobbit" by JRRT.
A worthy pursuit, MBotF.
The serious investment of blood and sweat required for toiling through the series is paid off many times over, in my opinion.
All the best.
Very good series - MBotF and the Hobbit is simply magical.
I attempted Gardens a year or two ago, but stalled out only a dozen or so pages in. As I recall, I had no idea what was going on and got frustrated. Glad you're enjoying it! Maybe I'll try it again?
Same here! There was a big "What's going on?!" question in my mind all throughout the first part, but I ignored it and stuck with it. And I must say I'm glad I did.
Started reading China Mieville's Perdido Street Station last night but I'm having a hard time getting into it.
Ha. Its typically "love it" or "hate it" with that one.
I guess I never responded to this, I'm usually good about doing that..... Anyway, this month I've read The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man, The Vanishing Game, and Everneath. Currently reading The Dark City, Illuminate, and The Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon.
I finished Neverwhere and quite enjoyed it. I really didn't like American Gods or Anansi Boys. I was about to give up on Neil Gaiman.
I couldn't agree more with your comments about Gaiman, "American Gods" and "The Anansi Boys" did me in as well. I have to many good books to read to waste any more of my valuable time on his tedious, pointless, and almost painful attempts, to write engaging stories!!!
I just finished the Inheritance Cycle and have just started the Hunger Games. When I get done with them I plan on either starting Dreamsongs vol. 1 & 2 or maybe trying the Lord of the Rings again and seeing if I can get past Tom Bombadil.
I'm a dedicated fan of The Lord of the Rings but the first part of The Fellowship of the Ring is always tedious for me. Get to "Strider" and it starts picking up!
Thank you! If I can just get past Tom I think I'd like the rest of it. I might just skip ahead to Strider.
Finished "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie Willis. Loved it to death.
On to "Ship Breaker" by Paolo Bacigalupi.
I read "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie Willis a few years ago.It's quite sweet, though I found that she was pushing the continuum anomalies a bit too far toward the end.So, how fast can you say incongruity?
Desert of Souls by Howard A. Jones. Fantastic book!
It's been a while since I've posted anything in this group...
Finished True Grit recently and hoping to finish The Last Unicorn by Monday (when it's due back at the library).Still reading Out of Oz and picked up Ender's Game, The Maze Runner, and A Wizard of Earthsea at the library. I only have two weeks of the semester left and I've finished most of my projects by now, so I can start reading more.
Finished Patrick Rothfuss's The Wise Man's Fear. It was fantastic, every bit as good as the first. Can't wait for the third one, too bad there hasn't been any confirmation on when it's coming out that I've seen.
Starting Terry Brooks The Sword of Shannara Trilgoy. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on the series though.
I loved the Shannara series...it's been many years since I read them but I know I really liked them.
Just to update, finished the Hunger Games. Now I'm reading a Michael Crichton 3-in-1 with Congo, Sphere, and Eaters of the Dead. Hopefully when I'm done Catching Fire and Mockingjay will be available.
Reading the Wolf Gift and finally gave into the Stieg Larsson series at the urging of a fellow reader. Minutes are few, books are many. Next great invention: Book upload directly to the brain Matrix style.
Finished the HUnger Games series this weekend, Donnerjack is taking longer than I expected to get into it.