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Sunday July 29, 2012 6:48 AM
QUOTED  Yeah, I'm loving it so far. Though... after the events of the last Dresden book, that final part might not be accurate anymore.


Just wait until you get to The Silver Spike. That'll put things into perspective.
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Sunday August 5, 2012 2:41 PM
Shadowmancer, by G.P. Taylor

About half-way through it. Apart from a couple of nifty ideas, it's a pretty lame God-is-awesome story with cardbord villains, servile idiots for both sides and unintersting 'plucky' protagonists.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Monday August 13, 2012 3:52 PM
Shadowmancer was pretty lame despite the decent beginning (the first 3 chapters or so), and I found out there are three more books in the series. Not that I can really understand what more there is to tell about the story. It's almost like it was written based on Chick tracts. I'm not going to waste my time or money on the rest.


"From the earth to the moon" was fun, but half the book was basically lists of numbers, either facts about the moon or invoices about what was required to make the big-ass cannon. And after the cannon was fired, we know no more about the three morons who went up in the capsule. It was fun, but I generally dislike stories that have a big goal, like going to the moon, then only tell you about the journey and say nothing of the what the actual goal is like.

On to "Mockingbird" by Walter Tevis. After that, The Illiad.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Thursday August 16, 2012 8:52 PM
Ended up being Bob Shaw's "One million tomorrows"
How society ends up working if practical immortality occurs, but makes men sterile.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Saturday August 18, 2012 6:51 PM
On to "outpost of Jupiter" by Lester Del Ray.
A decent enough timewaster.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Monday August 20, 2012 6:19 AM
Just finished A Pagan History of Europe by Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick. A pretty good overview of the changes of the pagan religions of Europe from Classical Greece to the modern period. The real prize in the book is the bibliography/footnote citations, though. A good starter book for anyone interested in the actual history of neo-Paganism. It does have a subtle bias toward the pagan-side over the Judeo-Christian religions.

Moving on to a few Larry Niven books we grabbed at the used bookstore.
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Tuesday August 21, 2012 6:28 PM
The Radiant Dragon, book 4 of the CLoakmaster Cycle for Spelljammer. I've been picking these up when I find them. Miracle of miracles, I seem to find them in order, rather than out of order.
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Tuesday August 21, 2012 8:52 PM
Finished Gilded Latten Bones the other day. Latest (I think) in the Garrett P.I. series by Glen Cook. As with all of them, a fun mystery/fantasy book that doesn't get bogged down by over-detailing. I recommend them (as I have before I think) to Dresden fans.
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Friday August 31, 2012 2:12 PM
"The Winged Man" by A.E. van Vogt. Not his best, not his worst. Fun to read.
Also reading "Empire" (for 3.x D&D), "Way of the Daimyo" (for L5R) and "Covenants" (for Ars Magica) in preperation for a campaign I'm going to be running.
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I feel happy...I feel happy!

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Friday August 31, 2012 7:00 PM
Current, I'm reading "Outlander" by Diana Galabaldon
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