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Old 04-29-2013, 07:29 PM
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I hardly ever give myself enough time to read, even though I love reading. However, as I do a lot of flying for my job it's become a nice way to kill some time on those flights. I've found that thrillers are best for me, as they easily suck you in and time flies by with some music on my headphones blurring away the airplane noises.

I recently stumbled upon the books of Michael Connely about Harry Bosch, a homicide detective with the LAPD. Excellente airplane reads for me.
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The Jonathan Quinn series by Brett Battles.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:40 PM
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Ender's Game for when the movie comes out. Never read it until now. I can definitely see why it is so big with adolescents, but I thought it was just alright...

Probably not going to go any farther in the series.
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ohhh so glad I found this. i'm about to start world war z, but looking for something when i'm done (fast reader!) thanks for all the suggestions
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I just read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and absolutely loved it. As someone that wished I had spent more time on the track, loves dogs, and works in a service department I felt like I was part of the story. Highly recommended!
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Just finished Steelheart, the new Brandon Sanderson novel.

It was ok. On the short side and I felt like I was reading a slight re-imaging of Mistborn, but for a younger audience. It wasn't anywhere near the level of The Way of Kings.
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just finished the Dire Earth Cycle (3vol) by Jason M Hough sci-fi post semi-alien invasion tale of the world after "the Builders" start coming to earth- interesting, not bad at all

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"War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict" by Corey Mead
about how the military is using cutting edge video gaming tech to help train the modern soldier in various scenarios and environments- very cool stuff, helps keep the costs down, and helps them be better prepared for new stuff

"The Long War" Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter-continuation of the story started in "the Long Earth" about mankind spreading thru the " infinite earth" using the "stepping technology" more sci-fi by two of the best out there right now (imho)
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Just finished Steelheart, the new Brandon Sanderson novel.

It was ok. On the short side and I felt like I was reading a slight re-imaging of Mistborn, but for a younger audience. It wasn't anywhere near the level of The Way of Kings.
I was a big Mistborn fan and reading the description, it does sound very similar. I am assuming there is some kind of magic system in place, how does that compare to the misborn one?

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There is a magic system in place but it doesn't follow any rules at all, another disappointment. I don't know, the whole thing just felt amateurish compared to everything else I've read of his. It might have been aimed at a younger audience because I picked up on all but one of the plot twists way early.

It was still a good read for sure, it just felt kind of half hearted.
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The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico's Drug War by Ricardo C. Ainslie.
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"The Land Across" by Gene Wolfe (a different but very interesting book from one of the best)

"Doomed" by Chuck Palahniuk (continues where "Damned" left off)
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