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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:37 am 
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I'm halfway through 'The Name of the Wind' by Patrick Rothfuss, and I'm loving it. I'm torn between wanting to get into fandom NOW, and not wanting to read spoilers. I'm going to go back and read some more right now.

I've also hit (and actually exceeded by one) my Goodreads reading target for the year - 24 books! Next time I'll set it higher.

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I'm halfway through 'The Name of the Wind' by Patrick Rothfuss, and I'm loving it. I'm torn between wanting to get into fandom NOW, and not wanting to read spoilers. I'm going to go back and read some more right now.


I love these books but I should forewarn you - read slowly, the release date for the 3rd book is currently not known

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I'm halfway through 'The Name of the Wind' by Patrick Rothfuss, and I'm loving it. I'm torn between wanting to get into fandom NOW, and not wanting to read spoilers. I'm going to go back and read some more right now.


I love these books but I should forewarn you - read slowly, the release date for the 3rd book is currently not known


I'm DYING waiting.

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I'm going to set my 2014 reading attempt at 200, so hopefully I'll spend less time online and more time reading.

Yesterday I started re-reading Persepolis & the first Harry Potter, which I hadn't read in years.

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Just finished "The Fault in Our Stars"
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On to the second Harry Potter book.


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Also, I'm reading Capture the Castle

LOVE this book! It is dated in the best way possible. I hope you adore it!



I did! I had no idea it was written in the '40s or that the same author wrote 101 Dalmatians!

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I've nearly finished The Camelot Code by Sam Christer. It's completely and utterly ridiculous, but it is a page turner. I've been sick for two days and it's about all my flu remedy-befuddled brain can cope with.

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Also, I'm reading Capture the Castle

LOVE this book! It is dated in the best way possible. I hope you adore it!



I did! I had no idea it was written in the '40s or that the same author wrote 101 Dalmatians!


Which is also a fabulous book! Have you read it? The Disney movie doesn't really do it justice (no surprises there).


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I just finished Divergent...it was pretty silly, but it was an entertaining page turner to read while sick. I can't decide if I'm going to read the sequals.

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I have NOT read 101 Dalmatians! I've only ever seen children's books of it.

I just finished The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Gaiman, and it was fabulous. Now I'm listening to Looking for Alaska

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I just finished Divergent...it was pretty silly, but it was an entertaining page turner to read while sick. I can't decide if I'm going to read the sequals.


I, unlike most people preferred the second book to the first so I would certainly recommend it.

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Now I'm listening to Looking for Alaska


I almost bought this today, but opted for Paper Towns instead. What did you think of Looking for Alaska?

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MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood. loving it

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Now I'm listening to Looking for Alaska


I almost bought this today, but opted for Paper Towns instead. What did you think of Looking for Alaska?


Interested in your thoughts as well since I'm like his groupie now.

I'm stillll reading The Emperor of All Maladies. It is amazing but long and dense! Whew. I feel like a scientist. During the past few weeks, with my Amazon gift cards for xmas and what not, I bought about 15 books so I will be in here fo-eva.

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Now I'm listening to Looking for Alaska


I almost bought this today, but opted for Paper Towns instead. What did you think of Looking for Alaska?


Interested in your thoughts as well since I'm like his groupie now.

I didn't care for it, and I had really enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars. I disliked all the main characters, and felt that the plot was flimsy and sort of boring.

My other gripe was that the boarding school setting didn't seem realistic; the kids had practically no rules or supervision. Sometimes they'd get a slap on the wrist for smoking, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: And what are we reading now?
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This week I've been reading chunks here and there of "Konikrijk vol Sloppen" (Kingdom of Slums), about 19th century Dutch living and sanitation conditions. I've been picking it up on and off forever, but I'm on the last 80 pages or so and hope to be done with it soon - fascinating but a little dense.

Finished a couple books on Italian culture/Naples, and hoping to start more (incl "Street Fight in Naples," which came in the mail yesterday - the recent NYT feature on Naples mentioned it and it sounded fascinating, it's some kind of history of the city).

Started "Year of Wonders," which is about a seventeenth century plague breakout in a small English town.


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I forgot I wasn't supposed to buy books and read Health At Every Size and Paleofantasy. I liked HAES less than I expected and Paleofantasy more. I liked HAES, but I think I had very high expectations. I'll probably re-read it. It reinforced my idea of the best way to care for my own health, which was nice, but I think I expected more new information. Paleofantasy otoh had a lot of stuff that was completely new to me - I think I expected it to be more focused on how the human body works, not so much on evolution. Fascinating stuff!

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Yes, I was surprised it was so focused on evolution, too. But I think she's right, it's the best argument against not just paleo argumentation but also any "we were evolved to this!!" simplifications.

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Just reserved Paleofantasy from the library for when it next comes back from being on loan based on recommendations on here. Looking forward to it!

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How to Be a Woman. I'm just through the introduction, but so far I really like it.

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MaddAddam, by Margaret Atwood. loving it

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I'm re-reading Brisingr (book three in the Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini) because I was given book 4 TWO YEARS AGO and I haven't read it yet. Whoops.

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Just finished Shampoo Planet by Douglas Coupland and intend to read as much of his stuff as I can get my hands on.


Excellent decision. He is one of my absolute favorite authors, hands down, and I own all of his books.

I got The Magician King by Lev Grossman for Christmas, so I'm excited to get started on that tonight!

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Yotsuba&! volume 5, by Kiyokiko Azuma. I love his work, I wish he'd do a follow up to Azumanga Daioh.


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I just started Paper Towns by John Green

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