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Old Jan 20, 2011, 03:24 PM   #51
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Finished my previous book. Now I'm reading/listening to the Audible version of Hunger Games #1. Pretty good so far.
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 01:18 AM   #52
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

I got it while I was waiting to pick up my daughter at Denver International Airport. A sign from a local bank had QRcodes for 3 different books for free, and that is the one I chose. I'll pick up the other two later this month.
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 01:30 AM   #53
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Currently reading "Inkdeath", prior to that "Inkspell" and "Inkheart", all by Cornelia Funke.
Wonderful books, but I think that the last was the weakest of the three.

Oh, and book update on me. I'm reading The Amber Spyglass for the third time. After that I'll jump to The Extended Phenotype by Richard Dawkins.
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 09:08 AM   #54
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2nd book of the Stieg Larsson trilogy:

The Girl Who Played with Fire.... [Was it the writer's intention to make Lisbeth Salander so ****ing annoying? She's quite possibly one of the most unlikeable protagonists I've ever read.]

Damn this trilogy is boring. I want to read them all before the US remakes hit the theaters.
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Old Jan 22, 2011, 09:17 AM   #55
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2nd book of the Stieg Larsson trilogy:

The Girl Who Played with Fire.... [Was it the writer's intention to make Lisbeth Salander so ****ing annoying? She's quite possibly one of the most unlikeable protagonists I've ever read.]

Damn this trilogy is boring. I want to read them all before the US remakes hit the theaters.
I found the first one slow. I thought the second and third were livelier reads. I wonder if the author's writing improved as time went on or they got a better translator for the later books? While I think these stories had huge potential as a mystery thriler, especially surrounding the conspiracy against Salander, as they are, I am honestly puzzled how these stories have remained at the top of the best seller lists for so long (at least a year). For anyone thinking about them, I'd say give the first one a shot and see if it grows on you. Here's hoping that Hollywood can produce something better.
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Old Jan 22, 2011, 04:19 PM   #58
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I just read a blurb about this in Entertainment Weekly. Should I read it? What kind of reader would this appeal to?
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I found the first one slow. I thought the second and third were livelier reads. I wonder if the author's writing improved as time went on or they got a better translator for the later books? While I think these stories had huge potential as a mystery thriler, especially surrounding the conspiracy against Salander, as they are, I am honestly puzzled how these stories have remained at the top of the best seller lists for so long (at least a year). For anyone thinking about them, I'd say give the first one a shot and see if it grows on you. Here's hoping that Hollywood can produce something better.
Yes. It took me MONTHS to get through the first book. I would start and stop and restart because the narrative moved so slowly.
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I have just re-read Tiger Tiger/The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester, written in 1956, for the first time in thirty years. What an incredible piece of work! I can't imagine why nobody has made a film of it: it would be absolutely stunning.

If you have not read it, do so. Probably the best science fiction book ever written.
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I just read a blurb about this in Entertainment Weekly. Should I read it? What kind of reader would this appeal to?
I just finished the audiobook and I really liked it. From Goodreads:

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In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
It's considered a "young adult" fantasy and moves along at a good pace. Don't let that stop you. I'm 45 and enjoyed the book. I've now started Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
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I have just re-read Tiger Tiger/The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester, written in 1956, for the first time in thirty years. What an incredible piece of work! I can't imagine why nobody has made a film of it: it would be absolutely stunning.

If you have not read it, do so. Probably the best science fiction book ever written.
That's quite a recommendation! I just ordered it via Amazon.

EDIT: Okay, obviously patience isn't one of my stronger points - I loaded my Kindle with the book so I'll have it to read while in Vegas tomorrow.

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I just finished the audiobook and I really liked it. From Goodreads:

It's considered a "young adult" fantasy and moves along at a good pace. Don't let that stop you. I'm 45 and enjoyed the book. I've now started Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Thanks, I'll put this on my to-read list.
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I am reading A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks. I would definitely recommend it.
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The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester was recommended by skunk a few posts ago. I just finished reading it earlier in the week, and he's right, it's incredible.

If you're a science fiction fan, head over to Amazon and purchase this book right now. No seriously, right now.
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The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester was recommended by skunk a few posts ago. I just finished reading it earlier in the week, and he's right, it's incredible.

If you're a science fiction fan, head over to Amazon and purchase this book right now. No seriously, right now.
Added to my wish list.
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Added to my wish list.
While you're at it, get The Demolished Man, by the same author.
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I ended up not reading Let the Great World Spin. Instead I listened to Murder in the High Himalaya by Jonathan Green. It's a true story of a Tibetan nun murdered by Chinese border guards while trying to flee to India. A good, but sad book.

I've now started on The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley. It's a mystery that features an 11 year old girl as the crime solver.
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On my iPad, I'm reading Decision Points by George W. Bush and Reversal by Michael Connelly.

Just finished Jeffrey Deaver's The Burning Wire. Love his Lincoln Rhyme series.

After Bush, Im going to read Keith Richard's Life.

Absolutely love reading on my iPad.
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Finished my previous book. Now I'm reading/listening to the Audible version of Hunger Games #1. Pretty good so far.
Just listened/read hunger games as well. Excellent! I could hardly put it down. On to the next one "Catching Fire".
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While you're at it, get The Demolished Man, by the same author.
What's with The Stars, My Destination at Amazon? it's listed for $24 for a paperback. It must be out of print.


I'm a slow reader. Any Honor Harrington fans here? I'm all most done with Basilisk Station. I plan on continuing the series. Thumbs up.

Barnes and Noble has it for $8. This might make a good movie. CAUTION: "This" is one big spoiler if you have not read it.

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I'm a slow reader. Any Honor Harrington fans here? I'm all most done with Basilisk Station. I plan on continuing the series.

Barnes and Noble has it for $8. This might make a good movie.

I have read several of those books. It is a good series.
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