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  • Was it a library loan or a book club read or some reason you had to read so much in a day? I don't like to read longer books on a deadline because of this, library loans much over 400-500 pages give me a quota of pages to read each and every day and that makes it feel like work to get the book done in time. It reminds me…
  • I read them in 2013, so it has been a while. Still fun. I am currently reading book 3 in the Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier (fantasy) and Big Jack (in Death 17.5) by J.D. Robb (scifi crime novella).
  • Just now finishing The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling.
  • I finished book 2 of the Jeff Wheeler KU title, Jaguar Prophecies, last night. Book 3 comes out later this month. I am now reading Blade of Fortriu, the second book in the Bridei Chronicles trilogy by Juliet Marillier. It is every bit as good as the first one (which I rated 5 stars).
  • I'm reading a book from author Jeff Wheeler, one of the rare no-name authors that I found in the Kindle Unlimited program that I actually liked. I have read several series by him, they come with the audio companions too. This one is called Doomsday Match and it's book 1 of a series, I don't know whether I will continue it…
  • The e-book set for all the books in one file is $75. I bought it on sale one day for $15! Other great "steals" I found back in the day were the Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin that is regularly $40 for $9. And I got the entire Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (all 14,277 pages of the 15 books) that is…
  • The series is in Kindle Unlimited and my yearly gift membership is about to expire in May, I will not be renewing it because the price jumped to twice what I paid per month. With all the public libraries I have access to now (I just added Queens) the KU service is not worth it, most of the books in there are not New York…
  • I am currently reading book one of the Charlie Parker series by John Connolly, Every Dead Thing. It is a long detective thriller series with 21 books and book one was written in 1999 so it is a little bit dated (no smart phones and people use taxis and newspapers, lol). I'm finished with the Skrypuch series, other than the…
  • The Dark Mirror (Bridei Chronicles book 1) by Juliet Marillier was fantastic (excuse the pun, it was a fantasy novel). I'm in the middle of three series now, one is YA World War II historical fiction by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, and then there is the fantasy series The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne (which is kind of…
  • Xenocide (Ender's Saga book 3) by Orson Scott Card. I like this series and just as I started reading it the libraries I have access to dropped it from the kindle e-book list. I guess some things rotate out, it is rather old...
  • Speaker for the Dead (Ender saga book 2) by Orson Scott Card (sci-fi)
  • Another Kindle Challenge complete!
  • I think that is the only Greg Iles book I haven't read yet. I have it on my kindle, bought on sale.
  • two atm, The Frozen Hours by Jeff Shaara (Korean War historical fiction) and Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky (scifi)
  • I finished the Johnstone westerns I was reading, then read another UF book in the Iron Druid Chronicles series by Kevin Hearne. I also read Nimisha's Ship by Anne McCaffrey, it was good. Now I am reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, that got such rave reviews and high ratings back in 2015. I am enjoying the…
  • I could not do A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas right now. I got about 10 hours into it and decided I was bored and I wasn't sure what was going on exactly, so I stopped. I had at least 15 hours left. I read Freaks, Gleeks, and Dawson's Creek by Thea Glassman about seven teen shows that changed the landscape of…
  • I read the Peter Heller book and liked it a lot. Then I read Hexed by Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid 2) and I'm now almost done with book 3, Hammered. This is a really good urban fantasy series.
  • I pressed pause on the Peter Heller book to finish up the Chuck Wendig trilogy (3 stars) and then started The Iron Druid series with book 1, Hounded, by Kevin Hearne. It is magical urban fantasy about a 2100 year old druid living in Arizona and being hunted by fae from ancient Ireland for possessing a magical sword. In a…
  • Blightborn (Book 2 of the Heartland Trilogy) was weaker than book 1, but book three, The Harvest, is starting out well. The good things about these YA fantasy books are that they are in Kindle Unlimited (with audiobook) and they aren't too long. I'm also reading The Last Ranger by Peter Heller.
  • Um, yeah, that book series was really really long, but I loved it, it was great! It was a rough subject, he started writing about a pandemic before a real pandemic started, and then was writing book two in the midst of a real life pandemic, which wasn't really prophetic (the pandemic had been predicted) but creepy…
  • I finished Wanderers, it was 32 1/2 hours long on audio. I was able to listen while walking so it was a win-win there, but I read a lot every day by immersion reading too and I have to take a break tonight for my book hangover, also to get rid of this eye strain headache. Next up is book 2 in the series, Wayward, at 34 1/2…
  • 312 pounds to 205 and I'm so close to Onederland I can smell it.
  • Wanderers (Wanderers, #1) by Chuck Wendig
  • Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2) by Ernest Cline
  • The Heart of What Was Lost (The Last King of Osten Ard #0.5) by Tad Williams. This is a prequel to the next book which starts an epic series, it is shorter and ties together the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn books with the next ones. I hit part 4 and realized that I don't really have much idea what is going on, I will have to…
  • Also look at The Poisoned Pen for more signed books, all different genres.
  • My claim that most Americans read 0 books per year is pretty accurate. According to the Washington Post: The data on most books read comes from our friend David Montgomery, “the spork pollster” who released the results of a new Economist/YouGov poll about America’s reading habits not long after we published last month’s…
  • I have two going at the moment, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (fantasy) and The Hooligans (WWII historical fiction) by P.T. Deutermann. I am about halfway through each.
  • Super cool! I thought I read a lot but rather than a speed reader I am a tortoise 🐢 using audiobooks. I keep my audiobook lengths in a spreadsheet so I can calculate how much I have been reading over time. During my Anne of Green Gables binge I was reading 6 hours 20 minutes a day. That is a lot more than average. Last…
  • My review of the Anne of Green Gables series: I read this series from book 1 - 8 straight through by "immersion read" using the audiobook accompanied by the e-book companion. I really loved it, book 8 was as good as book 1 and overall it was worth the 75 hours I put into reading this magnificent series. Starting Starter…
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