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    Finally finished listening to It by Stephen King. The underage sewer gangbang was even worse than I remembered.

    Now listening to Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings. Despite being an avid fantasy junkie as a kid I somehow never read any of his books. I'm still in the beginning so too early to say if I'll like it.

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    Earlier today I started reading the Little Bad Kid story in stephen kings bazaar if bad dreams. I got bored taking a break for now.

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    I finished the C.J. Box novel Off The Grid.
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    I'm reading The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. She wrote a book called Broken Monsters that I loved the hell out of, and this is my second book by her, hopefully it holds up. I see that she is writing a comic for Vertigo currents called Survivors Club, I need to check that out.

    Quote Originally Posted by paurru View Post
    Earlier today I started reading the Little Bad Kid story in stephen kings bazaar if bad dreams. I got bored taking a break for now.
    That's one of my favorites from that collection. It was so simple yet totally unique.
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    I'm starting The Vampire Chronicles IV: The Tale of the Body Thief. I was never a big vampire fan, but these books have been really sucking me in. If anyone out there is a real vampire, please reply with deets about how to join a creepy vampire coven.

    Also finished The Wheel Of Time #3: The Dragon Reborn. As someone who doesn't like Rand much, I liked that he was barely featured in this, and it was mainly the Adventures if Nynaeve, Egwayne, Matt, and Perrin. My favorite part had to be when Matt beat up Galan or whoever the good looking dude is that all the Aes Sedai swoon over. Nyneave is still the best character, taking crap from nobody My one complaint is
    spoilers:
    It seemed like a cop-out for them to be all "Rand killed the Dark One" only to then go "Baalzamon isn't even the Dark One". Well, I guess you need plot twists like that to milk 9 more sequels out of it.
    end of spoilers
    Related: http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/...d9fdfc5e000038

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    I finished the Allison Leotta legal thriller The Last Good Girl (official release date is May 3rd, 2016). You can check out my review of the book HERE.
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    I made the mistake of starting to read, then skipping around in Will Shetterly's How to Make a Social Justice Warrior, covering anecdotes over the course of ten years of online sf and comics fandom interactions and his theories on how the internet age has changed things. The occasional funny or insightful moment is really dampened by rampant ego and desperation prove he's more aware and compassionate and right than anyone else on the planet. Reaches the its height of reason when tackling a "controversy" I'd never heard of, over Green Lantern Killawog's name, and its apex of awkward desperation when questioning how racism can still be a big deal if a black woman went to an expensive college (and seeming conviction that he proved his point, because she wouldn't say to him, how she paid for that college).

    A shame, because I have very fond memories of his novel, Cats Have No Lord.
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    Does anyone have any upcoming books marked on their calendars?
    Things I'm hyped for:
    Joe Hill - The Fireman 5/17
    Stephen King - End Of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) 6/7
    Harry Potter #8 - 7/31
    The Expanse #6 in June.
    Disappearance At Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay in July

    Anyways, I've been reading two Clive Barker books.
    By myself, I'm reading Everville, the sequel to The Great and Secret Show. It's decent so far, but feels like Barker is trying to copy Stephen King's style here. I've been reding Barker chronologically and his stuff is feeling stale and repetitive.
    Secondly, I am reading his book for kids, The Thief Of Always, with my daughter. The book is a lot like Coraline in nature, and it is fun exposing my child to someone as insane as Clive Barker. I am pretty sure this is Barker's only kids book, so she's going to need to grow another 10 years before I feel comfortable giving her another of his books, especially with all the weird sex stuff he usually sneaks in.

    Another book I finished was the Vampire Chronicles #5: The Devil Memnoch. It was cool getting this worlds God/Satan origins story, it fit in snuggly with all the wild mythology that Queen Of The Damned had previously established and was one of the best books in this franchise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragdoll View Post
    Another book I finished was the Vampire Chronicles #5: The Devil Memnoch. It was cool getting this worlds God/Satan origins story, it fit in snuggly with all the wild mythology that Queen Of The Damned had previously established and was one of the best books in this franchise.
    I'm waiting to see how you respond to the second set of books, if you keep going, and particular the two most recent.

    I thought Blood Canticle was hilarious and a great capper (though I'm happy that she's started going with them again), but people seriously flipped out over it (and then she responded in anger, too, and... yeah).

    I'm two-thirds of the way through a reread of Merrick, myself, just now. I wish it was more her book, but enjoying it, nonetheless. Who doesn't love Louis and his little vampire myopia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragdoll View Post

    Secondly, I am reading his book for kids, The Thief Of Always, with my daughter. The book is a lot like Coraline in nature, and it is fun exposing my child to someone as insane as Clive Barker. I am pretty sure this is Barker's only kids book, so she's going to need to grow another 10 years before I feel comfortable giving her another of his books, especially with all the weird sex stuff he usually sneaks in.
    He's got a few other kids books. His Abarat series, I think there are 3-4 books, are for kids / young adults.

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    Gave up on listening to Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings about halfway through. It was so boring and nothing was happening.

    Started listening to A Drink Before War by Dennis Lehane. I've seen some movies based off his books but have never read / listened to anything by him before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragdoll View Post
    Does anyone have any upcoming books marked on their calendars?
    Things I'm hyped for:
    Joe Hill - The Fireman 5/17
    Stephen King - End Of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) 6/7
    Harry Potter #8 - 7/31
    The Expanse #6 in June.
    Disappearance At Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay in July
    This is a rough idea of what I've got planned to pick up through December:

    02. MAY 3RD - A FATAL CHAPTER BY LORNA BARRETT
    03. MAY 31ST - DEEP SPACE NINE - FORCE AND MOTION BY JEFFREY LANG
    04. JUNE 3RD - THE SCAM BY JANET EVANOVICH/LEE GOLDBERG (PB)
    05. JUNE 14TH - AIR TIME BY HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN (PB)
    06. JUNE 28TH - SARA PARETSKY - BRUSH BACK (PB)
    07. JULY 12TH - DANIEL SILVA - THE BLACK WIDOW (HC)
    08. AUGUST 9TH - DRIVE TIME BY HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN (PB)
    09. OCTOBER - NEXT GENERATION - PREY, BOOK 1 BY JOHN JACKSON MILLER
    10. NOVEMBER - NEXT GENERATION - PREY, BOOK 2 BY JOHN JACKSON MILLER
    11. NOVEMBER 1ST - AWAY IN A MANGER BY RHYS BOWEN
    12. NOVEMBER 15TH - TURBO TWENTY-THREE BY JANET EVANOVICH
    13. DECEMBER - NEXT GENERATION - PREY, BOOK 3 BY JOHN JACKSON MILLER

    Sadly I just read online tonight that author Robert K. Lewis has ended his Mark Mallen series after just three books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragdoll View Post
    Does anyone have any upcoming books marked on their calendars?
    Things I'm hyped for:
    Joe Hill - The Fireman 5/17
    Stephen King - End Of Watch (Bill Hodges #3) 6/7
    Harry Potter #8 - 7/31
    The Expanse #6 in June.
    Disappearance At Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay in July
    I'll listen to anything by Joe Hill or Stephen King once it becomes available on audiobook at the library.

    I'll be reading the next Expanse book when it comes out. Its very weird that the two authors of it being disciples of George RR Martin are able to actually put out books in the series like clockwork. Obviously it helps that there are two of them writing it but they are still very fast relative to their mentor. As to the series, after the events of the last book, which I'd wrongly expected to be a throwaway book in the series, I'm very anxious to see where its going now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t hedge coke View Post
    I'm waiting to see how you respond to the second set of books, if you keep going, and particular the two most recent.

    I'm two-thirds of the way through a reread of Merrick, myself, just now. I wish it was more her book, but enjoying it, nonetheless. Who doesn't love Louis and his little vampire myopia?
    Merrick is one of the next books I would need to read, but I see it is a crossover with Anne Rice's other series, the Mayfair Witches, so I'm going to read those before proceeding with the Vampire Chronicles now that I see the universes are shared. I'll be starting book 1 of that series, The Witching Hour, once I finish this post. I heard that the next bunch of Vampire Chronicles are biographies and period pieces about various side characters and their life stories, which I'll probably get bored of, but will deal with if the newer books are back to having modern plots.

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    I'll be reading the next Expanse book when it comes out. Its very weird that the two authors of it being disciples of George RR Martin are able to actually put out books in the series like clockwork. Obviously it helps that there are two of them writing it but they are still very fast relative to their mentor. As to the series, after the events of the last book, which I'd wrongly expected to be a throwaway book in the series, I'm very anxious to see where its going now.
    Yeah, I thought the last book would be boring when I started it, just filler about everyone on vacation. Boy, those guys can;t go anywhere without universe-shaking events happening around them, not even vacation. My one complaint is that no major characters get killed since book 1, it's time to kill one of our beloved crew mates like Naomi, Amos, or Bobbi, someone whose death would carry major weight.

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    He's got a few other kids books. His Abarat series, I think there are 3-4 books, are for kids / young adults.
    That's good to know, I'll probably get those down the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragdoll View Post
    Yeah, I thought the last book would be boring when I started it, just filler about everyone on vacation. Boy, those guys can;t go anywhere without universe-shaking events happening around them, not even vacation. My one complaint is that no major characters get killed since book 1, it's time to kill one of our beloved crew mates like Naomi, Amos, or Bobbi, someone whose death would carry major weight.
    Yep. Same thoughts. The fourth book kind of bored me and I assumed this 5th book was basically going to tell the origins of the main cast and be so involved in that there would be little progress on the main plot. So I actually didn't get around to reading the book until a few months after it got released. Now I'll be buying and starting the next book on release day because of how pumped I am to see what happens next.

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