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Old 11-12-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I'm only about 20% of the way through with Dune by Frank Herbert which was a random Goodreads recommendation. I'm not the biggest fan of science fiction novels but I can't believe how quickly this story has hooked me. I got really excited when I found out that it's a whole series.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Well, I finished the second book in what looks to be a trilogy and while I could hardly stop reading, there were a number of things that bothered me plot-wise. There wasn't always a believable explanation for events, so I rated the second book lower than the first. There are several genres mixed together here and I think it would have worked best as a straight-up fantasy. But I still couldn't stop reading. There is a third book that is only coming out in the spring, I believe. I am wondering if that third book will make the parts that bothered me, make more sense.

I still do recommend this series for fantasy-lovers.

Then I started reading Cherie Currie's biography, Neon Angel. My best friend and I used to play the records of The Runaways and feel very rebellious. The book is interesting enough to me to keep reading it for now, but I hate the 'voice' in the book. I really, really hate it. It's a 'loud' book. I don't know if Currie's voice is like that or if it is the fault of the co-writer. The book gets good reviews on Amazon.

Sadly I find that with a lot of the series. I read the first one and then it is downhill from there and I never finish them

Even so thanks for the recommendations for The Queen of the Tearling. I needed a Q book to finish my challenge this year
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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I needed a Q book to finish my challenge this year
What is a "Q" book?
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I'm only about 20% of the way through with Dune by Frank Herbert which was a random Goodreads recommendation. I'm not the biggest fan of science fiction novels but I can't believe how quickly this story has hooked me. I got really excited when I found out that it's a whole series.

One of my favorite books of all time.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I find finished Neon Angel and I would say she had an exceptionally terrible life. But the loud writing style isn't for me. Now I have to figure out what to read next in between painting my ceilings. My neck needs to take frequent breaks.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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What is a "Q" book?

Last January I joined a book reading challenge. The challenge was to read a book beginning with each letter of the alphabet.

I have J, Q, and X left for the year.





BTW, I loved Unwind I just ordered the second one on the series from my library
UnWholly
Amazon.com: UnWholly (Unwind Dystology) (9781442423664): Neal Shusterman: Books
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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BTW, I loved Unwind I just ordered the second one on the series from my library
UnWholly
Amazon.com: UnWholly (Unwind Dystology) (9781442423664): Neal Shusterman: Books
I'm really enjoying it, too. I know I will read the next in the series.
I care a great deal about the major players.

I like this author and I can see why all his books are major successes. They appeal to a wide audience.
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Old 11-14-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Miss Ruffles Inherits Everything: A Mystery by Nancy Martin

Was a somewhat fun cozy mystery, but none of the characters really engaged me so not one of my favorite reads.

Think next I will try Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice
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Old 11-14-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Homeless
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Thirteen Moons By Charles Fraizer.
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I just finished Death on Alder by Beth Everett. This was a murder mystery but really focused more on family and neighbor relationships and was based in San Francisco. Pretty good read.
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