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Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by troyplaysbass, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. OwainGlyndwr

    I am the Aleutian allusion illusion Supporter

    Ooh, that sounds fantastic. I've never read it. It's on my list now though, which probably means an irresponsible impulse buy in the next month or so. I'll let you know once I've read it!
     
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  2. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    It's such a beautiful book. "The Angel's Game" is a prequel of sorts--moreso because it takes place prior in the same universe, but not as a real prequel so they can be read out of order--and "The Prisoner of Heaven" is a direct sequel to both of them...if you get addicted, haha.
     
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  3. Deanna

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    Much needed update on this.
     
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  4. OwainGlyndwr

    I am the Aleutian allusion illusion Supporter

    Well, we're a quarter of the way through the year and I'm halfway done with my goal. :) Granted, most of these are comics, but still. It's been a great year so far. Lots of good stuff on my to-read list, too.
     
  5. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Updated through March.

    Definitely a slower month for me but I did read 2 ACTUAL books so that's progress!
     
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  6. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Updated for April. I can't believe I've read 45 books this year. I keep unintentionally waking up at 6am so have just been reading for an hour each morning. Makes a difference.
     
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  7. highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Supporter

    Updated - might actually meet my goal this year.
     
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  8. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

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  9. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    Updated through Current.
     
  10. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Updated my list. I finished my target of 52 last night. Feels like a big achievement - it took me until September last year!
     
  11. Colby Searcy

    Is admired for his impeccable (food) tastes Prestigious

    That's alot of reading
     
  12. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    Blame my sleep patterns. I keep waking up at 6am - instead of sitting on Facebook I've been reading for an hour before getting up.
     
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  13. quietwords

    RIP EmoPunkKid28: 2002-2016 Prestigious

    This is embarrassing to admit but I'm trying to read more this year, as last year I don't think I finished a single book.. pathetic, I know. Finished two recently:

    The Princess Diarist- Carrie Fisher
    Party of One- Dave Holmes

    Adored Party of One. Last few chapters really resonated with me. Easy read, too.

    Just ordered a book called We are the Ants. Hoping to start it after a major work event I have next week.
     
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  14. Philll

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    Late to the party, but attempting 52 books this year. Will be happy with 40 though.
    So far this year:

    1. Nomad - Alan Partridge
    2. Our Endless, Numbered Days - Claire Fuller
    3. You Are The Music - Victoria Wiliamson
    4. Revolution - Russell Brand
    5. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
    6. The Life of Pi - Yann Martel
    7. A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
    8. An Utterly Impartial History of Britain - John O'Farrell
    9. The End of Mr. Y - Scarlett Thomas
    10. Slade House - David Mitchell
    11. Perelandra - C.S. Lewis
    12. The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
    13. The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
    14. Norweigan Wood - Haruki Murakami
    15. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
     
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  15. Philll

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  16. Vivatoto

    Looking back I'm just as bad as you Prestigious

    Here's a big ass update.

    Novels

    1.) American Demon Hunters: Denver, CO - J. Thorn & Jim Heskett
    2.) Malus Domestica - S. A. Hunt
    3.) The Face of Midnight - Dan Padavona
    4.) Little Heaven - Nick Cutter
    5.) Silence - Shūsaku Endō
    6.) Kingdom Come - Elliot S. Maggin
    7.) Wicked Little Words - Stevie J. Cole & BT Urruela
    8.) The Country Club: Road Rage (One Percent #4) - Tim Miller
    9.) Under a Watchful Eye - Adam Nevill
    10.) The Devil Crept In - Ania Ahlborn
    11.) The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time #12) - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
    12.) Hades (The Familiar #4) - Mark Z. Danielewski
    13.) Snowblind - Christopher Golden
    14.) The Collection - Sam West
    15.) Earth Alone (Earthrise #1) - Daniel Arenson
    16.) Batman: Dead White - John Shirley
    17.) The Tower of Swallows (Witcher Saga #6) - Andrzej Sapkowski
    18.) Dustfall: The Baying of the Wolves (#3) - J Thorn & Glynn James
    19.) Towers of Midnight (The Wheel of Time #13) - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
    20.) American Demon Hunters: Sacrifice - J Thorn, J F Penn, Lindsay Buroker, & Zach Bohannon
    21.) Idle Blood: Coven of Shadows (#1) - M.K. Ellington
    22.) Ararat - Christopher Golden
    23.) Dawn: Final Awakening (#1) - Zach Bohannon & J Thorn
    24.) Stranded - Bracken MacLeod
    25.) Gwendy's Button Box - Stephen King & Richard Chizmar
    26.) A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time #14) - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
    27.) Metro 2035 (#3) - Dmitry Glukhovsky
    28.) Barren: War in the Ruins (#1) - J. Thorn
    29.) Arcanum Unbounded: The Cosmere Collection - Brandon Sanderson
    30.) The Gorge - Scott Nicholson

    Comics
    1.) Wolverine: Old Man Logan - Mark Millar & Steve McNiven
    2.) Kingdom Come - Mark Waid & Alex Ross
    3.) Batman: Vampire - Doug Moench & Kelley Jones
    4.) Trinity (#1) - Kurt Busiek & Mark Bagley
    5.) Southern Bastards: Homecoming (#3) - Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
    6.) 52 (#1) - Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison...
    7.) Trinity (#2) - Kurt Busiek & Mark Bagley
    8.) The Punisher MAX: Complete Collection (#4) - Garth Ennis
    9.) Fray - Joss Whedon & Karl Moline
    10.) Batman: KnightsEnd (#3) - Chuck Dixon & Doug Moench
    11.) Injection (#1) - Warren Ellis & Declan Shalvey
    12.) Outcast: Under Devil's Wings (#4) - Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta
    13.) Batman: Venom - Dennis O' Neil & Trevor Von Eeden
    14.) Superman: Unchained - Scott Snyder & Jim Lee
    15.) Green Lantern/ New Gods: Godhead - Robert Vendetti
    16.) Trees: In Shadow (#1) - Warren Ellis & Jason Howard
    17.) Superman: Doomed - Greg Pak, Scott Lobdell, Tony S. Daniel...
    18.) Providence (Act I) - Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows
    19.) Batman by Ed Brubaker (#1) - Ed Brubaker & Scott McDaniel
    20.) Clean Room: Immaculate Conception (#1) - Gail Simone & Jon Davis-Hunt
    21.) Irredeemable (#1) - Mark Waid & Peter Krause
    22.) Clean Room: Exile (#2) - Gail Simone & Jon Davis-Hunt
    23.) Trinity (#3) - Kurt Busiek & Mark Bagley
    24.) Empty Zone: Conversations with the Dead (#1) - Jason Shawn Alexander
    25.) Black Widow - Devin Grayson, Greg Rucka & J.G. Jones
    26.) Irredeemable (#2) - Mark Waid & Peter Krause
    27.) The Sheriff of Babylon: Bang. Bang. Bang. (#1) - Tom King & Mitch Gerads
    28.) The Black Monday Murders: All Hail, God Mammon (#1) - Jonathan Hickman & Tomm Coker
    29.) Batman: Contagion - Chuck Dixon...
    30.) JLA Earth 2 - Grant Morrison & Frank Quietly
    31.) The Green Woman - Peter Straub, Michael Easton & John Bolton
    32.) The Stand: Captain Trips (#1) - Stephen King, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Perkins, Laura Martin
    33.) East Of West: The Apocalypse, Year One - Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, & Frank Martin
    34.) The Stand: American Nightmares (#2) - Stephen King, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Perkins, Laura Martin
    35.) The Multiversity - Grant Morrison
    36.) The Death of Superman - Dan Jurgens
    37.) The Stand: Soul Survivors (#3) - Stephen King, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Perkins, Laura Martin
    38.) Superman: For Tomorrow - Brian Azzarello, Jim Lee, & Scott Williams
     
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  17. drewinseries

    Drew @AndrewNCaruso fb/kingwildlands

    Friends!

    I like Ayn Rand, Salman Rushdie, and C.S. Lewis a lot. Can y'all give me recommendations to similar authors?
     
  18. Letterbomb31 Jun 17, 2017
    (Last edited: Aug 27, 2017)
    Letterbomb31

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    1. Socialism: A Very Short Introduction - Michael Newman
    2. Marx: A Very Short Introduction - Peter Singer
    3. An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx's Capital - Michael Heinrich
    4. October: The Story of the Russian Revolution - China Míeville
    5. Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There - Rutger Bregman
    6. Economics: The User's Guide - Ha-Joon Chang
    7. A Companion to Marx's Capital - David Harvey
    8. The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
    9. State and Revolution - Vladimir Ilich Lenin
    10. Lenin and the Russian Revolution - Christopher Hill
    11. Lenin on the Train - Catherine Merridale
    12. History of the Russian Revolution - Leon Trotsky
    13. Leninism Under Lenin - Marcel Liebman
    14.
     
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  19. awakeohsleeper

    I do not exist.

    I see a theme! I recently read 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang. Saw you've read one of his others so think you'd enjoy it if you've not read it before.
     
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  20. Letterbomb31

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    I've developed a huge interest in politics over the last few years, so earlier this year I decided I would attempt to become more knowledgeable about it haha. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism is definitely on my list to check out, I like Chang's style a lot. He makes complex stuff very easy to understand!
     
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  21. Philll

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    I have that Socialism Very Short Intro sat on my shelf ready to read, was it helpful?
     
  22. Letterbomb31

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    Definitely! It gives a very brief history of how socialism has developed over time. My only criticism is that it left me wanting more, but it's only a short introduction so I'm being unfair I guess haha.
     
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  23. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    Updated. One book ahead of my new goal schedule, still like eight behind on my old goal schedule.
     
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  24. Dave Diddy

    Something in your chemistry has changed Supporter

    Are you doing a re-read of The Dark Tower?
     
  25. Garrett

    it's a banger Moderator

    A very slow one, yeah.