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Offline The Skald

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1740 on: April 02, 2014, 04:48:26 PM »
I'm currently reading The Grimm Diaries Prequels, by Cameron Jace. I had never even heard of these, and had no hopes for them either, to be honest. Yet another version of the Grimm faery tales? Sheez... but then I started reading them, and holy shit...!  :o This was freakin' awesome!

The whole plot is something about the faery tale characters by the Brothers Grimm really existed, just not in the way they say. It's much, much darker than that. For instance, the Queen of Sorrow, aka Evil Queen, was pregnant with twins... except one of the twins ate the other while still in the womb. The survivor was later born, and given the name Snow White...  ;D The prequels are diaries told by various characters, all setting the stage for the "real" books. I haven't had a chance to read those yet (too busy with the prequels), but if they are half as good as the prequels, they'll be among the top of my favorites-list for years to come. :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1741 on: April 03, 2014, 09:28:52 AM »
Warbreaker  by Brandon Sanderson.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1742 on: April 04, 2014, 08:57:51 PM »
An eclectic mix of good poems, that was posted through my letter-box today.  ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1743 on: April 08, 2014, 09:44:14 PM »
Andrew, Ollie - I'm done  :o What an amazing adventure it's been over the past couple of weeks reading those three books. I will definitely be re-reading those again sometime in the future! Just off to watch a documentary and interview with Philip Pullman about the series.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1744 on: April 09, 2014, 02:33:28 AM »


Careless in Red, by Elizabeth George.

Saints of the Shadow Bible, by Ian Rankin.

What Dreams May Come, Richard Matheson.

The Gods of Guilt, by Michael Connelly.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1745 on: April 09, 2014, 06:06:52 AM »
Andrew, Ollie - I'm done  :o What an amazing adventure it's been over the past couple of weeks reading those three books. I will definitely be re-reading those again sometime in the future! Just off to watch a documentary and interview with Philip Pullman about the series.

See... Told you it was good.  ;D :D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1746 on: April 09, 2014, 08:06:39 PM »
 ;D

Just started Romeo Dallaire's "Shake Hands With the Devil."
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1747 on: April 10, 2014, 01:24:23 PM »
I'm reading The Princess Bride, the "Good Parts" version, by William Goldman. I've always loved the movie and recently bought the book. It is so good. It has lots of hilarious moments. 

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1748 on: April 10, 2014, 01:35:38 PM »
I'm reading this poetry anthology with some amazing poems by a bunch of brilliant poets. I happen to know them. :)

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1749 on: April 28, 2014, 01:40:19 PM »

         Trust Me, I'm Lying - Confessions of a Media Manipulator.

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Offline bri h

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1750 on: April 28, 2014, 02:31:11 PM »
Re-reading SK's 'Hearts in Atlantis.'
Fare thee well Skip. We're all 'Keening' now. xbx

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1751 on: April 28, 2014, 02:46:04 PM »
Stephen King's Everything's Eventual collection while waiting for Kenneth William's diaries to drop through the door.
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Offline bri h

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1752 on: April 28, 2014, 02:49:33 PM »
Oh Clarius. I'm so jealous. I'd LOVE to read them but, "Oh What's the Bloody Point?"  ;D

How'd you get a hold of them? And were they expensive? Still jealous. Bri.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1753 on: April 28, 2014, 03:31:34 PM »
I like to buy second hand through Amazon. I guess this book a natural progression from Joe Orton's diaries. I think the two cross over each other: the diary entries that is, I'm not sure about them. Oh Matron. ;D
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1754 on: April 28, 2014, 03:34:30 PM »
Christian Futscher - Der Mann, der den Anblick essender Frauen nicht ertragen konnte.
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