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Discussion: Book recommendations

in: Xena; Xena > 2015-10-28

Oct 29, 2015 6:17 AM # 
Some books I have enjoyed:
- The Speed of Dark
- Ready Player One (scifi)
- World War Z (scifi)
- The Cuckoo's Calling (mystery)
- The Martian
- The Name of the Wind

- The Lean Startup (non-fiction)
- Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (non-fiction)
- The Boys in the Boat (non-fiction)
Oct 29, 2015 2:41 PM # 
Not you, too, with The Name of the Wind.

I feel obliged to warn KPop that, although it is supposed to be an amazing book, the author has not finished the third book in the series, despite promises that it would be released already. I refuse to read The Name of the Wind until it's all finished. What if he's hit by a bus tomorrow and we never get to finish it? I know, I know, "better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all", blah, blah, blah, "it's worth it just to read it", yadda, yadda, yadda. Whatever. Consider yourself warned. (No one warned me before I started Game of Thrones and I was pissed.)
Oct 29, 2015 5:04 PM # 
Oct 29, 2015 5:04 PM # 
wait. what? Game of Thrones is over?
Oct 29, 2015 5:07 PM # 
did Daenerys get hit by a bus?
Oct 29, 2015 11:40 PM # 
Thanks for the suggestions, Ian. I have "the Name of the Wind" in my e-book collection but have been putting it off for same reason as Cristina, maybe I'll read it once I get bored with Harry Potter.
Oct 30, 2015 2:44 AM # 
If you're into YA fantasy, I'm reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik now and it's delightful (not done so can't be 100% confident in my recommendation). I also already recommended this in Zan's log, but along the same vein is Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.
Oct 30, 2015 3:16 AM # 
Nightwish has a song on their new album called Edema Ruh about some characters in the book. Randy and I went to see them in Philly back in April. That song wasn't in the setlist though. I love those guys - especially Floor. Would love to see them in Finland sometime.
Oct 31, 2015 9:49 PM # 
World War Z is one of the more emotionally disturbing books out there. Way crazier than the movie.
Nov 1, 2015 3:56 PM # 
I was reading Clockwork Orange for a little bit but stopped because it was so disturbing.
Nov 3, 2015 7:44 PM # 
Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Nov 3, 2015 8:32 PM # 
I never was able to embrace the magic realism of Marquez and Allende.
Nov 3, 2015 8:44 PM # 
I was. I sooo was...

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