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    Girl, Interrupted
    Susanna Kaysen
    Page 48 of 168


    So far I'm not really sure how I feel about this book. I loved the movie, especially during the harder/more mental times of my life. The book isn't bad, but it's very disjointed. The good thing I can say about that is it lends to the idea that she's "crazy." I always identified with the Susanna from the movie, and I hope as I read more of the book I'll identify with her as well.
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    Daniel Abraham - The Tyrant's Law (The Dagger and the Coin book 3)

    P. 11 of 497 or so my Kindle tells me. Only read the prologue but damn this dude really does get better with every book. He's a protege of George R.R. Martin and this is his current fantasy series. The first one was good, the second was great; I'm really caught up in the universe and it's characters.

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    A Clash of Kings (book 2 in the A Song of Ice and Fire series)
    George R. R. Martin

    This book is going way more slowly for me than the first one did. Could just be me being busy with other stuff and not setting aside time to read. Who knows. Ideally, I'll have all five books read before the next season of the show starts up, but we'll see about that.

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    JK Rowling
    50%-ish
    * I am reading this in a formatted copy online, so I am not sure exactly how far in I am. Looks to be about 50%. When reading the series before, I didn't get past the beginning of this book and am trying to remedy that.

    Cloud Atlas
    David Mitchell
    32%
    * I am just loving the links between the different stories here. It's unlike anything I've ever read before.

    How to Talk to Girls At Parties
    Neil Gaiman
    21%
    * This is a cute little short story I've been weaving through when I get bored with my other books. I bought it because it was on pre-sale for like a dollar and it has yet to disappoint.

    Neverwhere
    Neil Gaiman
    39%
    * I am very bad and have been reading this book for an awful long time and have yet to finish it. I love it so much but I also don't want to read more, kindof, because I don't want it to end. It is at the bottom of my list to finish right now, below Harry Potter, Cloud Atlas and Gone Girl, which I have yet to start.

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    The only thing I've been reading lately is a Warmachine rulebook. Maybe I should fix that.

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    Cold Mountain
    Charles Frazier
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    I've never seen the movie, but I've always really wanted to. This book's been sitting on my To Read shelf for awhile, and it was one of the few books the library had that I'm in the mood for. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

    Final thoughts on Girl, Interrupted:

    Some of the prose was really lovely, but the writing was really disjointed and started to get dull towards the end. I'm not really sure what the author was trying to say. I still love the movie, though.
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    Ready Player One

    meh. It started out really strong, and seemed like a nerd's perfect book. I'm a little over halfway through though and I'm finding it hard to keep going. It's devolved into the formulaic "underdog struggles against the forces of evil and tries to win the girl" thing, except with some references to video games and 80's culture. I'll probably finish it...maybe it will break out of this lame stretch it's in.

    Stories of Your Life and Others

    Hard sci-fi short stories. I've only read a few, but excellent so far.

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    Going Postal for like the fifth time. This is pretty close to a perfect book (and fourth to Small Gods, Night Watch, and Guards! Guards! in the Overall Pantheon of Discworld Books I've Read (which is most of them)).
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    The Secret State is about how Britain conducted intelligence operations during the Cold War as well as our preparations for continuity of government if the balloon went up.

    The Thirty Years' War: Europe's Tragedy is a massive and dense book with a very descriptive title.

    Both are serious affairs and I'd like something lighter to fill in the gaps but eh

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    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. It's very interesting. I love that there was this sci-fi renaissance of sorts in the 1970s.

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    That's on my to-read list! Let me know how it is.

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    What does Brave New World have to do with the 1970s?
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    For some reason I thought it was published then. It was probably just my copy. Whoops! Ford knows I won't make a mistake like that again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty View Post
    That's on my to-read list! Let me know how it is.
    how in the balls have you not read brave new world yet

    it's great. i should read it again.

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    The Old Man And The Sea
    Ernest Hemingway
    Page 24 of 147


    I started reading a couple nights ago. I didn't get very far because I had to force myself to go to sleep. Very interesting so far, especially the relationship between the old man and the boy. It isn't the kind of relationship you see anymore between people.

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