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1. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, Al Ries & Jack Trout


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1. Console Wars, a novel by Blake J. Harris

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1. The Choice by Edith Edgar (didn't finish, her writing style is insufferable)
2. Slow Learner by Thomas Pynchon (the last entry, The Secret Integration, written when he was just over 20, is amazing; and the progression of his talent from story to story is something to behold)
3. Strong Motion by Jonathan Franzen
4. Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz (meh)
5. Everything's Eventual by Stephen King (anyone claiming King as a sub-par writer, is an idiot)
6. Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (fucking awesome, not at all what I was expecting)


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01. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, Book 3) by Cassandra Clare
02. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1) by Patrick Rothfuss (re-read)
03. The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) by Patrick Rothfuss (re-read)
04. Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
05. The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) by John Flanagan
06. The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2) by John Flanagan
07. The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3) by John Flanagan
08. Oakleaf Bearers (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4) by John Flanagan
09. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
10. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
11. The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5) by John Flanagan

I'm going to begin The Way of Kings, the first book in Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive series, tomorrow.

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01. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, Book 3) by Cassandra Clare
02. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1) by Patrick Rothfuss [re-read]
03. The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) by Patrick Rothfuss [re-read]

04. Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
05. The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) by John Flanagan
06. The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2) by John Flanagan
07. The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3) by John Flanagan
08. Oakleaf Bearers (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4) by John Flanagan
09. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
10. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
11. The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5) by John Flanagan
12. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson
13. The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 6) by John Flanagan
14. The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Elder Curses Trilogy, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
15. American Gods, Volume 1: Shadows by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (Ill.), Walt Simonson (Ill.)

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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”


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Been on a HUGE thriller kick lately. Really wanna read The Goldfinch before I see the movie so I’ll proably end up watching it on Amazon Prime


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I READ A FUCKING BOOK. First time in YEARS. Probably over 10 years...

1. And We're Off by Dana Schwartz

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1. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante
2. Fall of Giants, Ken Follett
3. The Kindly Ones, Jonathan Littell
4. The Godfather, Mario Puzo


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I have been slacking this year, by far the least I’ve ever read in my life. I blame The Fifth Season. I was revved up to start that trilogy but I just can’t get over the weird second-person point of view. You do this, you do that. Why am I doing everything?

I need to hit the library.


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Frameshift: Robert Sawyer
Prince: Inside the Music and the Masks: Ronin Ro
Glimpse: Jonathan Maberry
God Save the Kinks: Rob Jovanik
The Perils of Prague: Doc Coleman
Infinity Beach: Jack McDevitt
Illegal Alien: Robert Sawyer
Screen Saver Two: Hollywood Strikes Back: Nat Seagloff
The Beatles White Album and the Launch of Apple: Bruce Spizer
Unlikely Friends: Sahar Abdulaziz
The WWW Trilogy (Wake, Watch, Wonder): Robert Sawyer
Punk Rock Blitzkreig: Marky Ramone
The Consuming Fire: John Scalzi
Dead of Night: Jonathan Maberry
Noir: Christopher Moore
A Canticle for Leibowitz: Walter Miller
Agent to the Stars: John Scalzi
The Armored Saint: Myke Cole
Lock In: John Scalzi
Rage: Jonathan Maberry
The Terminal Experiment: Robert Sawyer

Do the three books I've put out this year count? :thumbsup:

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I haven't read any books for a long time. I need to get Klosterman's latest

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Continuing my reading...

1. Off We Go, by Dana Schwartz
2. When We Believed in Mermaids, by Barbara O'Neal (almost done)

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Really liking the Expeditionary Force series by Alanson.

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Do plays or screenplays count? I've just finished my second book of the year

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If they're in a book they do


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Finished one in time!

1. The Current by Tim Johnston

A nice little small-town mystery thriller. I'd recommend it if you are into that sort of thing.


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1. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante
2. Fall of Giants, Ken Follett
3. The Kindly Ones, Jonathan Littell
4. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
5. The Collini Case, Ferdinand von Schirach
6. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
7. My Antonia, Willa Cather


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01. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, Book 3) by Cassandra Clare
02. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1) by Patrick Rothfuss [re-read]
03. The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) by Patrick Rothfuss [re-read]

04. Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin
05. The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) by John Flanagan
06. The Burning Bridge (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 2) by John Flanagan
07. The Icebound Land (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 3) by John Flanagan
08. Oakleaf Bearers (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 4) by John Flanagan
09. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan
10. The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2) by Rick Riordan
11. The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 5) by John Flanagan
12. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson
13. The Siege of Macindaw (Ranger's Apprentice, Book 6) by John Flanagan
14. The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Elder Curses Trilogy, Book 1) by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
15. American Gods, Volume 1: Shadows by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Scott Hampton (Ill.), Walt Simonson (Ill.)
16. The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, Book 3) by Rick Riordan
17. A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1) by Ursula K. Le Guin [re-read]
18. Carry On (Simon Snow, Book 1) by Rainbow Rowell

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“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”


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1. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, Elena Ferrante
2. Fall of Giants, Ken Follett
3. The Kindly Ones, Jonathan Littell
4. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
5. The Collini Case, Ferdinand von Schirach
6. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens
7. My Antonia, Willa Cather


Did you enjoy Where the Crawdads Sing?

Sales continue to be incredible, and it's currently discounted on Amazon, so I've considered buying it this month. (Or asking for it as a gift, since it's pretty cheap right now.)

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"Paper is dead without words / Ink idle without a poem / All the world dead without stories."
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”


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Did you like Wise Man’s Fear? I loved Name of the Wind, and was really looking forward to it (I even bought vs getting from library) but felt that Fear was mostly an 800 page chore where nothing at all really happened.


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Did you like Wise Man’s Fear? I loved Name of the Wind, and was really looking forward to it (I even bought vs getting from library) but felt that Fear was mostly an 800 page chore where nothing at all really happened.


I'd consider The Name of the Wind to be one of my favorite books ever, and one of the best books I've ever read. The Wise Man's Fear is great. I wouldn't call it better, exactly, but it's certainly worth checking out, especially if you loved the first book.

And I really, really want Rothfuss to finish the series. I'm not one of those fans that berate an author for taking long periods between releases (soon to be 10-years). And I'm not one of those fans that get annoyed, or angered, by an author going to seemingly every festival or convention possible, and appearing on countless live-streams or podcasts "instead of writing." I'm just worried he won't finish it, or that it'll end up being a "disappointing" conclusion.

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"Paper is dead without words / Ink idle without a poem / All the world dead without stories."
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”


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Has anyone read His Dark Materials? I just bought the first book

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Has anyone read His Dark Materials? I just bought the first book

I don’t read heathen books.

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