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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #315 on: June 29, 2015, 07:52:18 am »
"Murder of Crows" by Anne Bishop (in Dutch translation).

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #316 on: July 21, 2015, 06:17:02 pm »
On the last few pages of "Carousel Sun" by Sharon Lee.

Next up is "Redshirts" by John Scalzi.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #317 on: July 22, 2015, 06:59:48 am »
Colin Powell's autobiography, My American Journey, originally published 1995. This book should be required reading for any politician who expects to vote on war resolutions. Some paragraphs are giving me goosebumps, they are so prophetic.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #318 on: July 25, 2015, 10:03:04 pm »
The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. An 2100 years old Druid in our world. Including werewolves, vampires, bad withches, magic swords and all these funny things  :D.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #319 on: July 28, 2015, 01:15:42 am »
Just finished The Darkest Power trilogy by Kelley Armstrong.
Now trying to decide which books to take on vacation.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #320 on: July 28, 2015, 07:09:49 pm »
Just finished two short stories by Kelley Armstrong that are released for e reader called "Gifted".

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #321 on: July 28, 2015, 07:47:23 pm »
Just finished re-read of the Lorna Freeman "Borderlands" trilogy.  Still in train:  "Redshirts" by John Scalzi.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #322 on: July 30, 2015, 02:58:02 am »
Almost finished The Shadow Revolution (Crown & Key Book 1) by Clay & Susan Griffith.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #323 on: August 22, 2015, 10:19:01 pm »
Nephew gave me "The martian" by Andy Weir.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #324 on: August 22, 2015, 11:13:50 pm »
Has anyone read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas?  I was wondering if it would be a suitable for an 11 year old?

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #325 on: August 23, 2015, 08:28:44 am »
I have no knowledge.
Also, it's dependent on the 11 year old, isn't it?  Some are precocious, some, more . . . sheltered.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #326 on: August 24, 2015, 04:02:20 pm »
Has anyone read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas?  I was wondering if it would be a suitable for an 11 year old?

It probably depends on the kid.  I've read a few chapters into it, before setting it down - the main character annoyed me....but I probably wouldn't recommend it for an 11-year-old, just by what I read.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #327 on: August 28, 2015, 10:46:35 am »
"Made in America" by Bill Bryson.
Interesting, but not as relaxing as a fantasy novel.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #328 on: August 28, 2015, 01:22:43 pm »
Has anyone read the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas?  I was wondering if it would be a suitable for an 11 year old?

I introduced my oldest son to David Eddings when he was that age.  Dennis L McKiernan is one of his favorites.  But I knew what he read.  I presume Harry Potter has been read.  If not start there.  Depending on the reading level Tolkien may work. Robin McKinley's Blue Sword is great. The Chronicle of Prydian by Lloyd Alexander was just recommended by the youngest son.

The oldest son introduced me to the genre when he read the C.S. Lewis Narnia series in a week while in second grade.  Being a controlling mother,  I started reading SF and Fantasy.  That way he only read books I approved of initially.   Now he helps me find new authors.

The youngest son just mentioned Brian Jacques Redwall series.  All three of the boys read that and liked it a lot.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #329 on: August 29, 2015, 01:30:27 am »
Kenilworth, by Sir Walter Scott.
Enjoy his style; not sure about the story, currently I can't see this ending in a happy ever after.


On Basilisk Station, by David Weber.
The only good thing about it which comes to mind is that it's free... lots of text book style entries interspersed with some space opera - just doesn't grab me.
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