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jen_faith
07-11-2011, 02:30 AM
i am just finishing up this book and agree completely. Found the first book a good, light, fluffy read and feel like the series has been going downhill ever since. I felt it was when she got pregnant that the series jumped the shark. Am not really sure why I am even reading it and am considering not reading the next one... but may, if it is truly the last in the series.


I just finished Gail Carriger's Heartless, the fourth installment of the Parasol Protectorate. ...

Have finished up Kevin Hearne's lastest installment in the Iron Druid series (Hammered). The series has its amusing moments and it is kind of like Neil Gaiman-light (okay very very light). Well, it's kind of a shadow of Neil Gaiman .... eh... it's a nice light read.

Speaking of Neil Gaiman, I am hoping he comes up with another novel set in the American Gods. Really enjoyed American Gods and Anansi Boys.

Terry Pratchett has another novel coming out in October called Snuff. It's a Vimes novel and I am stoked.

PrincessLeppard
07-11-2011, 02:32 AM
Terry Pratchett has another novel coming out in October called Snuff. It's a Vimes novel and I am stoked.

Whee! I hope Carrot and Angua are in it as well.

TygerLily
07-11-2011, 03:25 AM
Absolutely agree. Started off well and then....fizzled into typical romantic-fantasy :blah:The embarrassing confession is that I actually have a soft spot for romantic-fantasies, but not this one.

jen_faith
07-11-2011, 12:09 PM
I have researched this author and I think I will check out his book "Anathem" once I am done with my current book and of course ADWD.

Brush up on your philosophy, particularly Platonic Idealism, and quantum mechanics before you read. It will help you understand the novel better. Also, a lot of his made up words have Latin roots so if you pay attention to that you will understand better too. I run hot and cold on Stephenson. I liked Ananthem but didn't even finish some of his other books.

Buzz
07-11-2011, 03:09 PM
Oh yikes... On the other hand I will have my hands full for a while with ADWDs. :lol:

zaphyre14
07-11-2011, 03:16 PM
I just finished Karen Robards' "Shattered" - a little heavy on the romance but the suspense carried through okay. It was the best of a lot of dreck I've read recently and then forgotten as soon as I closed the cover.

Southpaw
07-11-2011, 05:55 PM
I downloaded "25 Favorite Novels" from B&N for 99 cents. Hello Jane Eyre. :cool:

jen_faith
07-11-2011, 09:28 PM
Oh yikes... On the other hand I will have my hands full for a while with ADWDs. :lol:

Welll.... this face hasn't seen the inside of a physics class since 9th grade. That was a quite a while ago. Likewise, me and Plato haven't chatted in oh about 25 years when I was first in college. The point being, you don't need to know A LOT about metaphyics, multiverses, and the Platonic Ideal; just have the gist of it. Otherwise, you might wonder where the hell is he coming from and where he is going to.

It was a good read but IMO Stephenson needs an editor who will ruthlessly edit. The guy is verbose and tends to meander off onto loooooong tangents.


I downloaded "25 Favorite Novels" from B&N for 99 cents. Hello Jane Eyre. :cool:

It's so cute to see the young'uns discover the classics :P

rfisher
07-11-2011, 09:30 PM
I downloaded "25 Favorite Novels" from B&N for 99 cents. Hello Jane Eyre. :cool:

:yikes: That makes me want to stick a fork in my eye. :lol:

Give me lusty sex, or if no sex, a thriller, if no thriller, a deftly plotted mystery, or if none of the above, make it funny. Rarely, I get all 4 in one book, but I settle for one out of four. The latest Pendergast by Lincoln and Childs comes out the first week of August. They give me two out of four. I'm wondering if we might, just might get some sex from this one as apparently Pendergasts long-dead wife may not be dead after all. But, I'll settle for two and three and just let my imagination go with one.

galaxygirl
07-11-2011, 09:36 PM
My Nook just arrived at my mom's house (she's working from home today). It's charging right now and'll be ready to go by the time I get there after work. :cheer2:

galaxygirl
07-11-2011, 09:46 PM
I downloaded "25 Favorite Novels" from B&N for 99 cents. Hello Jane Eyre. :cool:

There's also a part 2 and a 25 favorite vampire novels and stories for $0.99 each!

Southpaw
07-11-2011, 09:49 PM
Give me lusty sex

They DO make men for that, ya know. :2faced:


My Nook just arrived at my mom's house (she's working from home today). It's charging right now and'll be ready to go by the time I get there after work. :cheer2:

:cheer:

Prancer
07-11-2011, 10:18 PM
I downloaded "25 Favorite Novels" from B&N for 99 cents. Hello Jane Eyre. :cool:

If you like classics, check out the Golgotha Press list: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/golgotha-press

Lots of 50 book collections for $2.99 or less, among other things.

Hannahclear
07-11-2011, 10:19 PM
I need something good to read! I like historical fiction, but read it too much. I also like fluffy, but not too fluffy contemporary novels. Anyone have any recs?

Buzz
07-11-2011, 11:00 PM
I need something good to read! I like historical fiction, but read it too much. I also like fluffy, but not too fluffy contemporary novels. Anyone have any recs?

Ever tried Elizabeth Chadwick novels? Try "A Place Beyond Courage", "The Greatest Knight", or "The Scarlet Lion". Her other books are pretty good too.