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    I'm still in the middle of my first reread, and I'm seriously considering reading A Ball of Beasts as an alternative to reading Feast and Dance back to back. But this is coming from someone who loved Feast, despite how it was chopped up by the editors. Probably because I didn't have to wait years and years to see Jon/Dany/Tyrion again.

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    Finished what I would consider to be best novel of 2014: Michael Faber's "The Book of Strange New Things" (releases Oct 28,2014)

    Somehow this 496 page book ended up being in the upper echelon of best written books of 2014. The premise of the book is unique in its take on the science-fiction exploration new land type genre by incorporating, surprisingly, religious ideas with its preacher going to minister to the mysterious non humans, Oasans, on the planet Oasis. Its usage of Peter, the main characters, religious nature and his Christian view affecting those on the base that he was at while on Oasis as well as with the dealings of the Oasans made for a really interesting tell that was hard to predict to see where it was going. Most entertaining and compelling was his continued communications on Earth with his wife Bea who would send messages to each other. This provided excellent amounts of domestic type drama while also filling in the blanks of what was happening on Earth. Many of the stories from Bea's side had characters too that became memorable parts or just memorable events taking place. One wouldn't think her letters would prove to be just as engaging and impactful as the main story itself.

    I was glued to this book for many days and was impressed with how it could bridge science fiction and Christian thinking into a wholesome story. The numerous supporting characters all battling their own monsters from their history or even having to engage with the different emotions and circumstances as a USIC member of Oasis helped to enhance this story. The tale was really endearing as well on the Oasan side with their Jesus Lover names, which was pretty heartfelt and made me smile due to how devout they are, as well as their views in their own community of those who are Jesus Lovers and those who are not. These Jesus Lovers really provide an inspiration message to Peter but to the reader as well.

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    Started reading The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber. So far I really liked the writing style of author. ( SharkBait, thanks!)

    Also started reading Discworld 01 - The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. Have heard great praise about this series for its humor


    There are now just too many books in my current reading list! T_T I hope I am able to read the novels I started reading earlier before picking new ones >_<

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    I started The Name of the Wind last weekend and ended up reading it all on almost one go. Then I picked up the sequel and finished it last Tuesday.
    I think the series are really interesting... shame having to wait for the third book until 2016.
    The second book dropped a litlle, I didin't like the pace very much. A lot of useless chatting on some parts and the final was rushed. The author could have balanced things out a little. And for such a genius, Kvothe can be really stupid sometimes.

    Another thing that bothers me a little is... The world created seems to be really interesting. But this is Kovthe's past story, and things are still happening. The third and final book should finish his past story, but won't fisnish the things that are still happening (there's a war and some supernatural things going on), what propably will leave some bad taste on my mouth. =/
    ...

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    Just pre-ordered a signed copy of The Slow Regard for of Silent Things, TheMoa! Are you gonna read it too?

    Just finished A Dance With Dragons. Meh. xP

    Just started A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. x3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    Just finished A Dance With Dragons. Meh. xP
    No.

    Also, join us in the books thread. It needs more activity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    Just pre-ordered a signed copy of The Slow Regard for of Silent Things, TheMoa! Are you gonna read it too?

    Just finished A Dance With Dragons. Meh. xP

    Just started A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. x3
    It's Auri's story, right?
    I didn~t know it would be out this year... I probably will read it after it's released an ebook format
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xi0 View Post
    No.

    Also, join us in the books thread. It needs more activity.
    I think that the sixth book will be better though.

    Hah! That's right. I've finished all the released content (besides watching season 4). I can do whatever I want now! *googles/tumbls/threads where ever I want*

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoa View Post
    It's Auri's story, right?
    I didn~t know it would be out this year... I probably will read it after it's released an ebook format
    Yuh. I can't remember the exact date of release. Do you use an ereader a lot then?



    I just finished reading The Invisible Man by Wells. It was just ok. The best part about a smartphone is that the Google Play store has some free books you can read. I don't like any of those app games, so it gives me something to do if I forget my actual book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    I think that the sixth book will be better though.

    Hah! That's right. I've finished all the released content (besides watching season 4). I can do whatever I want now! *googles/tumbls/threads where ever I want*

    So did you read the 6th book released chapters too?
    that would be all the released content
    hahha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post

    Yuh. I can't remember the exact date of release. Do you use an ereader a lot then?


    Actulally it's a pirate life for me.
    Unless someone I know already have the book I want to read... I download the books, read and if I like I save the money to buy it
    Getting the books early is difficult here, too many taxes on imported goods and I don't have an inernational credit card.
    So my modus operandi is read first, buy later
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    I think that the sixth book will be better though.

    Hah! That's right. I've finished all the released content (besides watching season 4). I can do whatever I want now! *googles/tumbls/threads where ever I want*
    What Moa said. There are like 5 complete chapters, and summaries from some others from readings.

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    Re: The Great Books! ( And What Are You Currently Reading? )

    IS ONE OF THEM A BRAN CHAPTER??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naomidee View Post
    IS ONE OF THEM A BRAN CHAPTER??
    Of course not

    Arianne
    Theon
    Victarion
    Tyrion
    Arya

    I think those are the PoVs we know about/have full chapters for.

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    Meh. I'll just wait for the book.

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