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Old 11-26-11, 12:49
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Been reading some men lit recently. I read "The Ex-boyfriends Handbook" by Matt Dunn, a few weeks back and am now reading "Ex-Girlfriends United".....Really funny books.
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Old 11-27-11, 17:13
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@Mimsy-- Could you possibly recommend any other books like Turning Evolved? I'm outta books and quite bored.
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@Mimsy-- Could you possibly recommend any other books like Turning Evolved? I'm outta books and quite bored.
Books like it? That'll be difficult, since it's not like any other I've read in a long while. But if you're into fantasy that isn't just another version of "elfs and humans fight orcs to save the world"-deal, then you might like these:

The Queen's Blade
Becuase sociopathic killers are awesome, and this book reminds me a bit of what Dexter could have been if that series took place in a fantasy society where an Assassins' Guild is a legitimate business venture. Both the Queen and the Blade are well crafted and very memorable characters, as are the rest of the cast. First in a series, the sequels are not free.

Young Lord of Khadora
Very similar to Raymond Feist's Riftwar books, but the war takes place in one single world, between two races/civilizations. The story is told from the point of view of a young soldier on one side, who gets an unexpected chance to turn things around and maybe actually end the war. Eventually. Great cast of characters, particularly the ones on the "other side" of the war. First in a series, the sequels are not free.

And a scif-fi title for you:

Fatal Boarding
Follows the basic concept of "Alien", but with a twist. The story starts with a space ship coming across another seeming dead ship deep into space, far from everyone. So naturally, they go to check it out, in case there are survivors in the floating wreck. If you've seen sci-fi movies, you know why this is a bad idea.... and yes, the rest of the book is about why it was an even worse idea in this case. Very enjoyable read, that relies on atmosphere and emotions/psychology to build tension, instead of action sequences. Free as well.
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Books like it? That'll be difficult, since it's not like any other I've read in a long while. But if you're into fantasy that isn't just another version of "elfs and humans fight orcs to save the world"-deal, then you might like these:

The Queen's Blade
Becuase sociopathic killers are awesome, and this book reminds me a bit of what Dexter could have been if that series took place in a fantasy society where an Assassins' Guild is a legitimate business venture. Both the Queen and the Blade are well crafted and very memorable characters, as are the rest of the cast. First in a series, the sequels are not free.

Young Lord of Khadora
Very similar to Raymond Feist's Riftwar books, but the war takes place in one single world, between two races/civilizations. The story is told from the point of view of a young soldier on one side, who gets an unexpected chance to turn things around and maybe actually end the war. Eventually. Great cast of characters, particularly the ones on the "other side" of the war. First in a series, the sequels are not free.

And a scif-fi title for you:

Fatal Boarding
Follows the basic concept of "Alien", but with a twist. The story starts with a space ship coming across another seeming dead ship deep into space, far from everyone. So naturally, they go to check it out, in case there are survivors in the floating wreck. If you've seen sci-fi movies, you know why this is a bad idea.... and yes, the rest of the book is about why it was an even worse idea in this case. Very enjoyable read, that relies on atmosphere and emotions/psychology to build tension, instead of action sequences. Free as well.
Thank you Mimsy. I'll look into them, did you get my PM?
I think I might try to write something again since books I like are getting harder to find.
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Thank you Mimsy. I'll look into them, did you get my PM?
I think I might try to write something again since books I like are getting harder to find.
I did, but I haven't had a chance to read Diorama yet. I did download it so I'll gave it for later. I've been distracted by researching how to put Android on my HP TouchPad.
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I did, but I haven't had a chance to read Diorama yet. I did download it so I'll gave it for later. I've been distracted by researching how to put Android on my HP TouchPad.
I see. It's quite good for a short story.
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'The girl with the dragon tattoo' by Stieg Larson

He wrote 3 books, and unfortunately he is no longer with us. Wish he was.
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'The girl with the dragon tattoo' by Stieg Larson

He wrote 3 books, and unfortunately he is no longer with us. Wish he was.
Awesome books. The movies were unbelievable. I'm not sure how the new US movie coming out is going to possibly hold up...not well, if you ask me, but I'll be seeing it.
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Awesome books. The movies were unbelievable. I'm not sure how the new US movie coming out is going to possibly hold up...not well, if you ask me, but I'll be seeing it.
I haven't seen any of the movies (read all 3 books), but will see the one that's coming out soon in NA.
Also wish I could have read the books in Swedish, as I'm sure the flavour would be different. You are right on though awesome books.
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@Mimsy-- I took Turing Evolved and am in the process of creating my own short story with the same kinda feel. (I contacted Mr. Kitson and made sure I wasn't violating any copyrights if I choose to try to get it published...That's what I'm hoping to do)Need to finish it though. Haha
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@Mimsy-- I took Turing Evolved and am in the process of creating my own short story with the same kinda feel. (I contacted Mr. Kitson and made sure I wasn't violating any copyrights if I choose to try to get it published...That's what I'm hoping to do)Need to finish it though. Haha
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I got a few already. I'll think about it.
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I just purchased "The Shadow and Night" and "The Dark Foundations" Part of The lamb among the stars series. I don't know how many books there are though, I can't get a good site that will tell me them in order.
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A local outlet store was selling off Aluratek Libre Pro eReaders for $47 (normally they are at least $99), so I bought one, to take with me to places my Sony can't go. Like work, or anywhere where it might be in danger. The Libre Pro came with 100 free public domain books. They're sorted alphabetically, so I'm reading them in order. Right now, "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", by Jules Verne. I had completely forgotten how utterly awesome the Nautilus is.

And Spock, I finally had time to sit down and read Military Diorama a week or so ago, and it's great for a short story. Thanks for recommending it!

Oh, by the way, I've heard rumors he's writing a sequel to Turing Evolved... can't wait!
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A local outlet store was selling off Aluratek Libre Pro eReaders for $47 (normally they are at least $99), so I bought one, to take with me to places my Sony can't go. Like work, or anywhere where it might be in danger. The Libre Pro came with 100 free public domain books. They're sorted alphabetically, so I'm reading them in order. Right now, "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea", by Jules Verne. I had completely forgotten how utterly awesome the Nautilus is.
That's cool. That book was good.
Personally I prefer an actual book. I like the weight, the feel, and actually turning the pages. I use my kindle on occasion.
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Ken Follet - Fall of Giants Christmas present (thick book - Centruy trilogy)
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currently reading numerous books with my new Kindle Touch but the one that has most of my interest is Bushwhack: A Serial Story of Off-Trail Hiking and Camping in the Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest by Gerald M. Chicalo. A decidingly different writing style as it was originally written and published in a serial manner on an internet message board. I'm also reading the following:

Alpha Rising by G.L. Douglas
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis
Blackfoot Lodge Tales The Story of a Prairie People by George Bird Grinnel

Of course I have many more on my Kindle but these are the ones I am currently reading.

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That's a lot of books at one time Wraith! I've never been able (or even wanted) to do that. My mom reads a few books at once.

I am currently reading Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes".

I've sort of gotten into rereading books I read as a kid. I just read HG Wells' "Time Machine".
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It's fun to re-read books after a long time, especially those that I read when a teen and young adult. Some I couldn't finish because of boredom and other books like Lord of the Rings were fresh to me along with characters being better developed after my 40 years of personal experiences added to the mix.
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I've read The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins.... Loved it !!
Now I am reading Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips... already half way through it... is a wonderful light hearted and funny story about Mythical Gods that live in our century....it is a must read...

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