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    Quote Originally Posted by empresskara View Post
    It's the first in a 3 part series called Fire and Ice.
    There are four books so far, a fifth on the way (with no expected completion date), and supposedly two more books before the series is over. I'm not sure it'll ever be finished.

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    Jude the Obscure is sitting on the coffee table in the living room- I keep wanting to pick it up but can't quite talk myself into being that depressed just yet.

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    Oh god, I LOVED Jude the Obscure in high school.

    That review on amazon is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clarion View Post
    There are four books so far, a fifth on the way (with no expected completion date), and supposedly two more books before the series is over. I'm not sure it'll ever be finished.
    Ah, thanks! I had only seen 3 in the bibliography in the first book (I'm reading it on my Kindle and it was the first 2 put together). Awesome!
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    I don't know how long it'll take me to get through Thrones again, but I'll be reading the series along with you.

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    I just finished a reread of Tamora Pierce's The Song of the Lioness quartet for nostalgia's sake. They were some of my favorite books as a kid, and I counted Alanna among my personal heroes for a long time. Still kinda do. It was good to revisit Tortall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by leirali View Post
    I have never read that, but ever since I stumbled upon this one-star Amazon customer review, I've wanted to read it ever since...
    This is seriously one of the funniest reviews ever! I think I just peed a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G. View Post
    The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. A pretty enjoyable Russian satire.
    I am just about to start that! Glad to see I'm not wasting my time.

    I'm about half way through Haruki Murakami's, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, which is a collection of his short stories. Not bad, but I much prefer his full-length novels.

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    All the Game of Thrones mentions in this thread is reminding me I need to get to reading Storm of Swords already. Let's hope I can still remember the first two books.

    and I can't wait for the HBO series (omg Sean Bean as Ned Stark, perfect casting is perfect)

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    Has anyone read The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss? I have it on my shelf and have heard great things, but I haven't gotten motivated enough to read it.

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    I finished And The Heart Says Whatever by Emily Gould last week. I found it to be very enjoyable, but it was at least partially because her experiences were very relatable to my own. It's a quick light read, but the narrator is often unsympathetic and will piss off a lot of people. It was a nice quick read though, nothing incredible, but a good collection of essays about what it's like to be in NYC in your early 20's and kinda an asshole.

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    Oh HER. She's that narcissist drama queen who caused such a ruckus leaving gawker a couple years ago right? I assumed she'd be a terrible writer (probably because I wanted her to be a terrible writer. She is a jerk.) but now I may have to go flip through it in a bookstore just to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G. View Post
    The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. A pretty enjoyable Russian satire.
    Love this! Just ordered Heart of Dog by him. I also ordered a hardback edition of Angela Carter's Complete Collecton of short stories Burning Your Boats and her collection Wayward Girls and Wicked Women: An Anthology of Subversive Stories (for 99 cents!!). Right now I'm finishing up Wise Children and waiting for the postman to arrive.
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    ^ Angela Carter is a goddess! if not THE GODDESS. and that wicked women anthology is quite nice, too. I bought it as a present for my boyfriend last year and read half of it in one sitting before giving it to him.

    back on topic, I'm about to finish Scott Heim's We Disappear.

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    I'm starting Valley of the Dolls. Love me some trashy diva lit.

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