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Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by Mythopoet, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Tom

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    I recently found the copy of Ursula K Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven that my lit professor gave me. I was going to stick it in my backpack to read between classes at school, but instead...well...I ended up reading the entire thing that evening. It's a gripping book, and so thought-provoking and well paced. I also have one of Le Guin's anthologies, Searoad, that I want to tackle as well. Maybe I'll be able to keep myself from finishing it one sitting this time. :D
     
  2. Still re-reading the Harry Potter series...
     
  3. Russ

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    Two new publishing contracts my wife is being asked to sign...talk about dull.
     
  4. But better than rejection letters, right?
     
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  5. Russ

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    That is for sure, although we have a significant collection of those as well!
     
  6. Chessie

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    I've been reading the Miracle Morning For Writers by Hal Elrod. Recommended by a fellow author, I thought it was some fluttery mumbo-jumbo but decided to give it a try. Totally not what I thought it was. The book is very good, and outlines steps to take in order to establish a morning routine that supports your writing.

    Started out this morning with Day One of the routine...and totally bombed it by waking up 30 mins after schedule because I forgot to set my alarm. But the good news is that I feel refreshed for my day and instead of dragging myself to write, I'm here fully awake and ready to go. So I'm going to keep reading this book and do his 30 day Miracle Morning routine. Figured, why not? :)
     
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  7. cydare

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    I'm reading Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. I loved her Eternal Sky trilogy, though I don't seem to be getting into this book as much. I'm trying to pinpoint what it is that bothers me, but for now on, I'll keep going!
     
  8. ThaJakesta

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    I'm on The Dragon Reborn, Book 3 of The Wheel of Time. So far the first two books have been great, like solid adventures, but both have lulled in the middle. The ending of each book so far, like the last 100 pages, have been phenomenal. I'm hoping TDR will be just as great!
     
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  9. Chessie

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    My husband gave me the go ahead to get us Kindle Unlimited so...I went a bit nuts. Ahem.

    -The Trouble With Flying (sweet romance)
    -Sweet Memories (sweet romance)
    -Radiance (fantasy romance)
    -Reader Magnets (Indie Publishing)
    -Launch To Market ^^
    -Write A Sizzling Synopsis ^^
    -Indie Author Survival Guide 2nd Edition

    All on top of our Bible study book The Meaning Of Marriage by Timothy Keller, which is an awesome book btw. I'm learning so much from it. But yeah...lol...woops. Guess I'll be doing a ton of reading this month. Not a problem though. I do love books.
     
  10. SaltyDog

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    It gets better! One of the best series I have ever read is the Wheel of Time. One of these days, when I have time, I'll re read the books again. Got to finish Way of Kings first though, that's a good read. Brandon Sanderson is a great writer, and I can't wait to read more of his works.
     
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  11. mrsmig

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    Took a break from fantasy and read True Grit and The Girl on the Train last month. Switched back to Pratchett this week and am in the middle of The Truth.
     
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  12. T.Allen.Smith

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    Not fantasy, but I just finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

    I loved it... and it's a story told in an unusual way about a little girl struggling through life in wartime, Nazi Germany.

    Best book I've read in a long time.
     
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  13. Geo

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    True grit is one of my longtime favorites and I also enjoyed The girl on the train... both good choices if you want to give fantasy a rest (for a little while, of course)
     
  14. Geo

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    This book is so good, I love Zusak's take on the Omnipresent POV and the story is both so sad and so full of hope.
    Now I want to read it again...
     
  15. TheCatholicCrow

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    Currently reading Does This Mean You'll See Me Naked: Field Notes from a Funeral Director by Robert Webster and casually rereading House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. After those I'll either read Raisin in the Sun or whatever catches my eye at the library.
     
  16. Svrtnsse

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    I'm reading The View From The Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman. It's not fiction, but it's got me wanting to write - and it's got me wanting to write children's stories, and to try my hand at comics. So far, I do not feel like trying to write a movie.
     
  17. Nimue

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    Goldenhand by Garth Nix. Er, to be precise, I read it yesterday evening. I've waited over ten years for a sequel to Abhorsen, and this is everything I dreamed of. I'm over the moon <3

    (Disclaimer: I'm nutty about this series, not objective. It probably wouldn't engross another adult reader the same way, but Sabriel was the first real fantasy book I read, though nine years old was probably a little young for necromancy and traversing Death. It's the series that made me fall in love with the genre, and the idea of writing in it... )
     
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  18. Steerpike

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    It's on my list Loved the other books in the series.
     
  19. Darrin Drader

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    Star Trek: Prey: Book 1 Hell's Heart

    Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic new trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!

    When Klingon commander Kruge died in combat against James T. Kirk on the Genesis planet back in 2285, he left behind a powerful house in disarray—and a series of ticking time bombs: the Phantom Wing, a secret squadron of advanced Birds-of-Prey; a cabal of loyal officers intent on securing his heritage; and young Korgh, his thwarted would-be heir, willing to wait a Klingon lifetime to enact his vengeance.

    Now, one hundred years later, while on a diplomatic mission for the United Federation of Planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are snared in the aged Korgh’s trap—and thrust directly in the middle of an ancient conflict. But as Commander Worf soon learns, Korgh may be after far bigger game than anyone imagines, confronting the Federation-Klingon alliance with a crisis unlike any it has ever seen!
     
  20. Curufin

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    "Nyn Llyvary" (tome 1/6) from CA.Oliver

    in a world very close to the Silmarillion and with a plot similar, in its construction, to Game of Thrones, various elfin factions are trying to survive on their islands subject to human invasions.
    chapter 5 is a great piece of fantasy writing.


    The website looks good and there is a facebook account too.

    Curu
     
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