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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2014, 10:43:33 am »
Um. Nothing atm. :-\
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2014, 11:57:18 pm »
Uhh, I want a cat like that - less bad news in the morning is good news.
And a cat in the paper, what better news could there be. :)

And talking of cats:
Starting "The cat, the lady, and the liar" today.
And hopefully Donna Alward's "House on Blackberry Hill" should be in the mail later.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2014, 09:58:22 am »
The Trikon Deception ~Ben Bova, Bill Pogue
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2014, 10:05:40 am »
Re-reading Rhubarb by H.Allen Smith.  Boy... you'd have trouble trying to adapt it to modern audiences for a movie, I think.  Still fun!

Oh, and the book I picked up at the Miami airport to tide me over in case the Kindle ran out of power, "Knit Two" by Kate Jacobs.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2014, 08:20:09 am »
I've gone back in time ... re-reading Dragonflight by Anne McCaffery. This takes me SO back!
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2014, 10:18:15 am »
Lessa woke, cold, and so did you?
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2014, 10:44:42 am »
Finished Half-Off Ragnorak by Seanan McGuire. She's added Austrailia to the mix. :D

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2014, 05:04:34 pm »
All the "Cast' books by Michelle Sagara/ Michelle West.  Book 10 is out in July.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2014, 01:56:05 pm »
"Temeraire book 4: Ivory Empire" by Naomi Novik. This book contributed to my being offline yesterday and today :-whistle
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2014, 04:34:56 pm »
Re-reading the Miles Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold. When is that woman going to publish another book, darn it. She is a genius.
And I just discovered Rachel Bach's Paradox series. Great character. She reminds me of a smart Jayne (from Firefly). I guess I am on a sci-fi kick while I wait for Shifting Shadows.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2014, 02:21:35 pm »
I just finished a novella: Murder Born ~Robert Reed. It is just what Science Fiction should
be. Introduce a new device, technology, or discovery, and see how it changes us. In this case,
a device called an Elysium Chamber. It was developed as a 'humane' method of execution, but
had an unexpected side effect - anyone that the condemned person killed came back to life after
the execution. Not so simple as you'd think.

A very good examination of the whole concept of executions and their consequences, lots of
interesting 'what ifs'. Just like SiFi should be. :)

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and stumps left behind by trees older than any man."
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2014, 02:47:41 pm »
Interesting concept!
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2014, 11:36:44 am »
Finished Temeraire book 5 "Victoryof Eagles". The library carries part 6, but not 7 and 8 :(
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2014, 12:24:00 pm »
Wow! I am behind on that series!

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2014, 11:21:38 am »
Just finished Skin Game by Jim Butcher  :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE :-LOVE
and Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (very good) and have started on Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones. So far, so good.
Then comes Written in My Heart's Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon!
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