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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:06 am

I started the year with 15 new books on my shelves. Reading one a week is pretty normal to me, so I challenge you all to match my reading skills.

Jan 1-7 An adult title a friend wrote. :awesome:
Jan 8-14 "Micah & Strange Candy", a novella and short story collection by Laurell K Hamilton.
Jan 15-21 "The Mind is a Razorblade" Max Booth III
Jan 22-28 "Danse Macabre" Laurell K Hamilton
Jan 29-
[INDENT]Feb 4 "Qualia Nous" anthology[/INDENT]
Feb 5-11 "The Harlequin" Laurell K Hamilton
Feb 12-18 "The Darkest Road" Guy Gavriel Kay
Feb 19-25 "Blood Noir" Laurell K Hamilton
Feb 26-
[INDENT]Mar 4 "In Silent Graves" Gary A Braunbeck[/INDENT]
Mar 5-11 "Skin Trade" Laurell K Hamilton
Mar 12-18 "Dead Things" Stephen Blackmoore
Mar 19-25 "Flirt" Laurell K Hamilton
Mar 26-
[INDENT]Apr 1 "Broken Souls" Stephen Blackmoore[/INDENT]
Apr 2-8 "Bullet" Laurell K Hamilton
Apr 9-15 "Ill Winds" Rachel Caine
Apr 16-22 "Hit List" Laurell K Hamilton
Apr 23-29 "A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark" Harry Connolly
Apr 30-
[INDENT]May 6 "Heat Stroke" Rachel Caine[/INDENT]
May 7-13 "Kiss the Dead" Laurell K Hamilton
May 14-20 "Chill Factor" Rachel Caine
May 21-27 "Affliction" Laurell K Hamilton
May 28-
[INDENT]Jun 3 "Windchill" Rachel Caine[/INDENT]
Jun 4-10 "Strange Magic" Gord Rollo
Jun 11-17 "Firestorm" Rachel Caine
Jun 18-24 "Jason" Laurell K Hamilton
Jun 25-
[INDENT]Jul 1 "Thin Air" Rachel Caine[/INDENT]
Jul 2-8 "3" Grant King
Jul 9-15 "Gale Force" Rachel Caine
Jul 16-22 "Desperation" Stephen King
Jul 23-29 "Cape Storm" Rachel Caine
Jul 30-
[INDENT]Aug 5 Another adult title a friend wrote. :bitnaughty: [/INDENT]
Aug 6-12 "Total Eclipse" Rachel Caine
Aug 13-19 "A Company of Fools" Deborah Ellis
Aug 20-26 "The Ancient Future" Traci Harding
Aug 27-
[INDENT]Sep 2 "How To Successfully Kidnap Strangers" Max Booth III[/INDENT]
Sep 3-9 "Hallow Point" Ari Marmell
Sep 10-16 "A Killer Among Demons" anthology
Sep 17-23 "An Echo In Time" Traci Harding
Sep 24-30 "At The Lazy K" Gene O'Neill
[INDENT]Oct 1-7 "The Bone Doll's Twin" Lynn Flewelling[/INDENT]
Oct 8-14 "Masters of Reality" Traci Harding
Oct 15-21 "Library of the Dead" anthology
Oct 22-28 "Hidden Warrior" Lynn Flewelling
Oct 29-
[INDENT]Nov 4 "Black" Max Booth III[/INDENT]
Nov 5-11 "Once..." James Herbert
Nov 12-18 "The Oracle's Queen" Lynn Flewelling
Nov 19-25 "Gathering the Bones" anthology
Nov 26-
[INDENT]Dec 2 "Dead Ice" Laurell K Hamilton[/INDENT]
Dec 3-9 "Tarot" Piers Anthony
Dec 10-16 "The Dark Half" Stephen King
Dec 17-23 "The One That Got Away" anthology
Dec 24-30 "The Gone-Away World" Nick Harkaway
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:44 am

I may take this challenge but not a book per week. I'll probably cram them all into October through December.

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:25 am

Jan 8-14 "Micah & Strange Candy", a novella and short story collection by Laurell K Hamilton.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:38 pm

Oh hell. Jan 8-14 "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. If not, it may be next week's as well.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:28 am

Can one of you book nuts suggest some paperback books for me?

I'm into simple fantasy books, somewhat older ones are "cozy", I guess, but I'm open to suggestion. Example of what I like is Dragon Weather. One of those would be nice.

I'm also in the mood for a good "Whodunit" type, bonus points for taking place on a train or hotel.

Maybe a martial arts shonen series like DBZ, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, preferably a bit obscure because I'm probably familiar with mainstream ones.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:36 am

ok idk if you are into young adult fantasy [not romantic necessarily, but target audience ~ teenage] because the Young Merlin series was actually my favorite book series in High School, and I highly suggest it to people who enjoy fantasy, not too difficult reads, and are ok with a young adult target audience
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:42 am

^ Yeah, I dunno, if it's got that "Twilight" feel to it or Harry Potterish I have trouble getting into it. I'll still research it though and thanks for the suggestion.

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:14 am

[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE POKEMON!, post: 1510526, member: 18119"]Can one of you book nuts suggest some paperback books for me?

I'm into simple fantasy books, somewhat older ones are "cozy", I guess, but I'm open to suggestion. Example of what I like is Dragon Weather. One of those would be nice.[/QUOTE]

I haven't read Dragon Weather, so I might not be totally on the mark here, but some suggestions for good fantasy:

The Tamír Triad by Lynn Flewelling
  • The Bone Doll's Twin
  • Hidden Warrior
  • Oracle's Queen
The Runelords by David Farland
  • The Sum of All Men
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf
  • Wizardborn
  • The Lair of Bones
  • Sons of the Oak
  • Worldbinder
  • The Wyrmling Horde
  • Chaosbound
The Witches of Eileanan series by Kate Forsyth
  • Dragonclaw (The Witches of Eileanan)
  • The Pool of Two Moons
  • The Cursed Towers
  • The Forbidden Land
  • The Skull of the World
  • The Fathomless Caves
The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Summer Tree
  • The Wandering Fire
  • The Darkest Road
The Belgariad series by David Eddings
  • Pawn of Prophecy
  • Queen of Sorcery
  • Magician's Gambit
  • Castle of Wizardry
  • Enchanters' End Game
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:28 am

^ Thanks, I am a dragon fan so Dragonclaw sounds really good. I'll check that out first for my fantasy selection.

Any suggestion for the rest? I heard good things about practically all of what comprises the "Golden Age of Detective Fiction," and Agatha Christie's works sound intriguing, but I'm afraid they'll be tough reads.[DOUBLEPOST=1420882129,1420881800][/DOUBLEPOST]Note: I tried Mystery of the Yellow Room and some Sherlock Holmes, and neither worked for me. Pretty tough stuff, IMO. An example of a book that did sit well was "Death Note Another Note: Los Angelas BB Murder Cases."

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:29 am

Agatha Christie is pretty accessible, actually. If you want an even easier entry point into mystery/detective, the Nancy Drew books are awesome.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:30 am

^ Thanks, sounds like I'll give them a spin first, then Agatha.

Any favorites from these?

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:38 am

Honestly, Nancy Drew has so many books, I don't even remember which story goes with what title. I guess you would just need to browse some of the descriptions and find one that seems interesting.

Oh! And the Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody for more good fantasy, more post apocalyptic, science fictiony. (I need to get around to reading the most recent titles before the surprise last book is released, myself. The To Read pile is more like an entire To Read bookcase, now. For real.)
  • Obernewtyn
  • The Farseekers
  • Ashling
  • The Keeping Place
  • Wavesong
  • The Stone Key
  • The Sending
  • The Waking Dragon
  • The Red Queen [not released yet]
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:41 am

^ How many books do you think you've read in your life?

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:48 am

Thousands. Very rough guess would be between 2000-5000. Absurd amounts more, if you counted little kids' books (I've included things like Goosebumps and The Famous Five in my estimate, because they're still novelette-novella length).
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:54 am

^ Goosebumps definitely counts, to me. Good reads for youth. I especially liked their selection of choose your own story books.

Oh yeah, and that's a ton. A literal ton. You read more books than I played games and it's my main form of entertainment, almost exclusively.

I'm guessing you're a regular at the library. I just imagine your place to be like Beast's Castle library.

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:57 am

Haha, we have well over 1000 books in the house at the moment. That... doesn't include the two full bookcases of non-fiction. Or our ebooks, for that matter. Lots of ebooks, oh my yes. I can't wait to move to a house we can have a proper library in. :D
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:03 am

^ eBooks, I really wish they'd put some type of Kindle app on 3DS or Vita. My phone sucks too badly to be able to read on the app. I'd get into reading a lot more if such an app is released.

Are you working any other book at the moment?

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:06 am

As in writing another? Nearly 80,000 words into the sequel to The Damning Moths. Fingers crossed, I'll have it finished by the end of the month. :)
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:13 am

I never got a chance to check that out despite really wanting to. That cover art was enough to make me really want it (I have a terrible habit of judging by names and covers). Good luck on the sequel.

So is it going to be a trilogy or are you taking it one step at a time?

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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:27 am

Definitely a trilogy. After that, more books in the same universe.
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