Decemeber Reading Thread: How Are You Finishing Off The Year
Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:06 PM
Now I am reading Knocking on Heaven's Door, cause I like me some pop-sci from time to time!
Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:35 PM
Today I finished my on again, off again book on a particular event in Adventist history, Angry Saints by George R. Knight.
Tomorrow I begin The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:26 AM
I have started rereading Towers of Midnight. With the last WoT book coming out in a few weeks, I feel the need to reread at least the previous book. If I had the time, if I could read at the pace I used to before the twins, I'd reread the whole series one more time. Given that I don't, I'll settle for just ToM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:50 AM
It's a strange one, somehow trying to occupy a middle ground between the comfortable worn slippers of Feist at his early best and the edgy facial piercings of Bakker's double-apocalyptic gloom. And yet it's not falling between two stools, for the most part (there are occasional moments where the make-believe aspects are just a bit too simplistic for the world) it's making it work.
About a third of the way in so far, so there's still time for it to go either very wrong or very right. But I'm liking it so far.
Edited by polishgenius, 12 December 2012 - 11:55 AM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:48 PM
Reading STAR WARS: DARTH PLAGUEIS by James Luceno for the fourth time. This book is definitely the best book I read this year that was published in 2012.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:51 PM
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:49 PM
Then, with the pending release of the finale to WOT, I'm debating a full re-read of the series. I feel like shouting, "Cover Me! I'm going in!"
Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:03 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:09 PM
I'm in part 2 now, and its pacing got faster, I think (the 1st part is kind of slower....)
Edited by Melonica Stormborn, 12 December 2012 - 09:41 PM.
Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:18 PM
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:14 AM
I loved Prince of Thorns. I've got Daniel Abrahams books on my to-read-pile, but I'm not likely to get around to 'em anytime soon.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:09 AM
Leigh Butler's re-read of WoT on tor.com might serve your purpose, then. Well-written and funny, IMHO.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:39 AM
Also finished The Dark History of the Roman Emperors by Michael Kerrigan. It's a very pretty book and interesting for all the salacious bits but I'm not sure how I feel about it. School has ruined me for wanting to see sources but I'm not sure how that works with history books. My rational side tells me that at some point people should just be able if they have the knowledge but the other part says I want to know where this information is coming from. It was interesting but I don't know if what I read has any basis on fact. I probably should have looked the author up first and if he is someone with big shiny credentials in ancient history it's probably safe to assume he knows what he's talking about. There were also a lot of copy issues with the book. However, having said all that, I bought it on sale, it was a quick read, and it was probably worth it for the artwork alone.
Now I'm re-reading The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon before I get to The Prisoner of Heaven.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:11 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:58 PM
I have decided to read The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan next. Looking forward too it.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:17 PM
It must be taking all the strength he possesses for Grack's new alt not to reply to this.