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Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:11 am
New year, new thread!

It is that time of the year again when readers are probably deciding what they are going to read throughout the year.

Continuing the tradition started by Queen Blaze, then continued by Riley and Bohemian, with Blaze's permission of course, I declare the 2017 edition of the Reading List thread open. :3


Blazestorm wrote:
Arrow Are there a certain number of books you want to read before the end of the year? A certain number of pages you'd like to read? Maybe you want to read something new or have a specific type of book you'd like to read before the end of the year. Perhaps it's a set of books that you would like to read?

If so, then reserve a post and keep track of your reading list! (feel free to ask a Knight to help)


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Arrow WishingMoon
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Arrow LillieRose
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Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:28 am
I'm starting with Gremlins!

1. Gremlins
2. Dune by Frank Herbert
3. Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love
4. Dear Theo (Reading)
5. Composition by Arthur Wesley Dow
6. This Start Won't Go Out
7. V by A. C. Crispin
8. Wool by Hugh Howey
9. Writer's Guide to Creating a Science Fiction Universe
10. I Was Told There'd Be Cake Essays by Sloane Crosley
11. My Third Husband Will Be a Dog by Lisa Scottoline
12. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
13. It by Stephen King
14. The Botany of Desire (discontinued)
15. English Teacher's Survival Guide
16. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
17. Night by Elie Wiesel
18. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Reading)
19. Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury (Reading)
20. The 4 Hour Work Week (Reading)
I also read some manga and a couple of grammar books not worth listing.

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Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:47 am
*reserves her spot*
Thanks for starting the thread, Lillie! Yes Heart

Goal: 50+ books
Books read, 2017:
    [1] Scorpion Mountain, (Brotherband #5), John Flanagan (last half of the book, carried over from December)
    [2] The Watchmaker's Daughter, CJ Archer
    [3] The Mapmaker's Apprentice, CJ Archer
    [4] The Ghostfaces, John A. Flanagan
    [5] The Island of Doctor Moreau, H.G. Wells
    [6] The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
    [7] Heart of Tin (Dorothy Must Die series), Danielle Paige
    [8] Encrypted (#1/3), Lyndsay Buroker
    [9] Enigma (#2/3), Lyndsay Buroker
    [10] Decrypted (#3/3), Lyndsay Buroker
    [11] The Girl in the Box: Alone (#1/series), Robert J. Crane
    [12] The Girl in the Box: Untouched (#2/series), Robert J. Crane
    [13] The Girl in the Box: Soulless (#3/series), Robert J. Crane
    [14] The Girl in the Box: Family (#4/series), Robert J. Crane
    [15] The Girl in the Box: Omega (#5/series), Robert J. Crane
    [16] Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, Book 1), Dan Simmons
    [17] Torrent, Lindsay Buroker
    [18] Thorn Fall, Lindsay Buroker
    [19] The Fall of Hyperion (Hyperion Cantos, Book 2), Dan Simmons
    [20] Aikido ..., Lee Chang
    [21] Aikido, an Illustrated Introduction, Yanping Lee
    [22] Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere, Ang Chang
    [23] Flash Gold, Lindsay Buroker
    [24] Hunted, Lindsay Buroker
    [25] Peacemaker, Lindsay Buroker
    [26] The Atlantis Gene, A.G.Riddle
    [27] The Atlantis Plague, A.G. Riddle
    [28] The Atlantis World, A.G. Riddle
    [29] Dungeon Born: The Divine Dungeon Book One, Dakota Krout
    [30] Dungeon Madness: The Divine Dungeon Book Two, Dakota Krout
    [31] The Queen of the Tearling, Erika Johansen
    [32] The Invasion of the Tearling, Erika Johansen
    [33] The Fate of the Tearling, Erika Johansen
    [34] Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1), Terry Goodkind
    [35] ...Wizard's First Rule is 900+ pages. It deserves at least two spots on the list...
    [36] Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth #2), Terry Goodkind
    [37] ...Stone of Tears is also 900+ pages & deserving of two spots on the list...
    [38] In The Blood, Steve Robinson
    [39] Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth #3), Terry Goodkind
    [40]...Blood of the Fold is 600+ pages = two spots on the list...
    [41] The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas ... read about 1/3 & gave up. I've read it before...
    [42] In the Blood, Steve Robinson
    [43] Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth #4), Terry Goodkind
    [44] ... Extremely long book = 2 spots on the list...
    [45] Nine Princes in Amber (Amber, book #1), Roger Zelazny
    [46] Sign of the Unicorn (Amber, book #2), Roger Zelazny
    [47] The Guns of Avalon (Amber, book #3), Roger Zelazny
    [48] Sign of the Unicorn (Amber, book #4), Roger Zelazny
    [49] The Hand of Oberon (Amber, book #5), Roger Zelazny
    [50] Title and author withheld
    [51] Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth #5), Terry Goodkind ... currently reading ...
    [52] Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
    [53] Glass Sword, Victoria Aveyard ... currently reading ...
    [54]
    [55]



Educational Books, Curriculum, References, etc.
  • MacBeth, No Fear version (~5x)
  • CliffsNotes, MacBeth
  • Monarch Notes, MacBeth
  • Graphic Novel, MacBeth






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Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:59 am
*reserving my spot*

No problem Blaze. :3

Reading = happiness. Heart

Goal: as much as I can manage. :3

1. Erika Johansen: The Fate of the Tearling (book 3) - read
2. Ted Chiang: Arrival - read
3. Philippa Gregory - The Cousins War (books 3, 4, 5, 6) - book 3 - read, book 4 - read, book 5 - read, book 6 - read
4. Marissa Meyer: Cress - read, Winter - read
5. Cassandra Clare: Lady Midnight - read
6. Neil Gaiman: Norse Mythology - read
7. Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett - The long cosmos - read
8. Alli Sinclair - Luna Tango - to read
9. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief - to read
10. Jay Asher - Thirteen Reasons Why - read
11. Kate Quinn - The Three Fates - read
12. Kiera Cass - The Crown (book 5) - read
13. Dave Eggers - A Hologram for the King - reading (slow burning - not sure if I will finish)
14. Dave Eggers - The Circle - read
15. Kate Quinn - The Alice Network - read
16. Sarah J. Maas - The Court of Thorns and Roses, The Court of Mist and Fury - read; The Court of Wings and Ruin - read
17. Lissa Evans - Their Finest - read
18. Charlie N. Holmberg - The Paper Magician - to read
19. Heather Ellis - Ubuntu - read
20. Cassandra Clare - Lord of Shadows - currently reading
21. Peter F. Hamilton - The Reality Disfunction - read
22. Peter F. Hamilton - The Neutronium Alchemist - to read

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Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:31 am
Alright!
Let's go for 20 again!

School Readings - not sure if this counts, but it's keeping me from reading for fun
WOCN Core Curriculum: Wound Management
[1] Ch 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin
[2] Ch 2: Wound Healing
[3] Ch 3: Assessment of the Patient with a Wound
[4] Ch 19: Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Specific Measures and Agency-Wide Strategies
[5] Ch 11: Refractory Wounds
[6] Ch 32: Management of Surgical Wounds

WOCN Core Curriculum: Ostomy Management
[1] Ch 1: Anatomy and Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
[2] Ch 2: Anatomy and Physiology of the Urinary System
[3] Ch 3: Diseases that Lead to a Fecal Stoma: Colorectal Cancer
[4] Ch 4: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
[5] Ch 7: Fecal and Urinary Stoma Construction
[6] Ch 9: Postoperative Nursing Assessment Management
[7] Ch 10: Selection of Pouching System
[8] Ch 11: Patient Education Following Urinary/Fecal Diversion
[9] Ch 13: Rehabilitation Issues and Special Ostomy Patient Needs
[10] Ch 15: Peristomal Skin Conditions
[11] Ch 16: Stoma Complications
[12] Ch 17: Fistual Management
[13] Ch 18: Nursing Management of the Patient with Percutaneous Tubes

WOCN Core Curriculum: Continence Management
[1] Ch 14: Physiology of Normal Defecation
[2] Ch 15: Motility Disorders
[3] Ch 16: Fecal Incontinence
[4] Ch 2: Overview of Urinary Incontinence and Voiding Dysfunction
[5] Ch 1: Voiding Physiology
[6] Ch 5: Overactive Bladder/Urgency Urinary Incontinence
[7] Ch 7: Nerogenic Bladder: Assessment and Treatment
[8] Ch 8: Voiding Dysfunction and Urinary Incontinence in Men
[9] Ch 9: Urinary Incontinence/Voiding Dysfunction in the Female
[10] Ch 10: Urinary Incontinence and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in the Older Adult
[11] Ch 13: Indwelling and Intermittent Catheterizations
[12] Ch 12: Appropriate Use of Containment Devices and Absorbent Products

Current Goal
[1]Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
[2]Nightkeepers by Jessica Andersen
[3]Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
[4]Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
[5]Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
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Past Goals
2013
2014
2015
2016
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Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:29 pm
*sits on spot and keeps it warm*

Bo was going to start a thread...but this heat does not for reading make. It makes for mindless watching of shows or movies or...stuff.

Bo is waiting on a book to come into her bookstore. And THEN Bo shall start reading. Yes

List of Lists.

1. Harry Potter 1. (Read)
2. Harry Potter 2. (Read)
3. Harry Potter 3. (Read)
4. Harry Potter 4. (Read)
5. Never to be Released by Paul B. Kidd (Read)
6. Never to be Released Volume 2 by Paul B. Kidd (Read)
7. Harry Potter 5. (Reading)
8. Australia's Most Murderous Prison: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail by James Phelps (Read)
9. Never to be Released Volume 3 by Paul B. Kidd (Read)
10. Crimes That Changed The World by Alan J. Whiticker (Reading)
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Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:44 pm
I highly recommend Erika Johansen's Queen of the Tearling series, just finished the third book. If you loved Harry Potter, you are going to like this series as well. It is a bit darker and grittier than HP though. Yes


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Sat May 06, 2017 9:53 am
I think I've only read one book so far this year. I did start another book, but it's very slow starting. I may end up reading harry potter again this year as a distraction from everything else.
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Sat May 06, 2017 4:43 pm
LillieRose wrote:
I highly recommend Erika Johansen's Queen of the Tearling series...

I'm looking for a good book right about now - I don't think I'm going to pursue reading the series I'm currently reading (The Atlantis Gene) - so I just bought this. Thanks for the suggestion, Lillie Yes

Harry Potter is always a good escape, IMO, Bo Yes

Alternately, if you're looking for suggestions or ideas, Robin Hobb has a number of semi-related fantasy series (same world, some of the same characters, different perspectives and stories based on the same world history) - the Farseer trilogy, the Tawny Man trilogy, etc. - that were a good read if you're interested in that genre... full of dragons, magic, castles, etc. Also, The Kingfountain Series by Jeff Wheeler, the Paper Magician series by Charlie N. Holmberg, and the Glass and Steele trilogy by CJ Archer, were all kind of easy but fun reads...

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Sun May 07, 2017 8:05 pm
You're welcome Blaze. I hope you like the series. :3

I also read Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology. No surprises there, I love the way he writes and I love the myths related to the Nordic pantheon, so I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

There are other tidbits that I have read in the meantime,
mostly series that I have not finished yet or filler stories, I may add them to my list.

Perusing your reading list Blaze, I was reminded how much I loved the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons. I would say it's my favourite sci-fi saga after Frank Herbert's Dune. I may need to re-read that one soon. XD

What was your opinion about the The Girl in the Box?
I am curious about it but not sure if I want to commit to reading it without knowing more about it. your insight would be much appreciated.

Also, if someone is after a quick but interesting sci-fi read, I recommend Valmore Daniels: The Interstellar Age trilogy. I found its premise very intriguing, the books are not difficult to read, there are a few tidbits where I believe the author could have done with a bit more editing but I found the idea behind the story just grabbed me, so I didn't mind the occasional mistake here and there. I really enjoyed reading these books.

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Sun May 07, 2017 8:31 pm
LillieRose wrote:

Perusing your reading list Blaze, I was reminded how much I loved the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons.

Yes, the Hyperion series was a good read. Have you read the rest of the series, Lillie? I decided to postpone reading books 3 & 4 for at least a little while... taking advantage of the natural break in the storyline to read other things.


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What was your opinion about the The Girl in the Box?

The Girl in the Box... was an interesting idea and an easy read. It was engaging-enough, but a bit predictable, a little shallow in terms of character development and plot/storyline, and parts of it reminded me a bit of Xmen. I wanted it to have a bit more "punch" than it did, but I did end up reading all five books of the first series (but I got them for a good price too; probably wouldn't have pursued the series if I had to pay full price). It's not likely that I'll start the Out of the Box sequel series, though. All this said, I tend to have rather high standards for books - so, the series wasn't "bad"... just perhaps a little underwhelming for my usual tastes...? Does that help?

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Sun May 07, 2017 9:31 pm
Yes, I did. It was quite a few years ago, though. :3

I did exactly what you are planning to do, though I actually borrowed those from the library at the time, so I had to wait for Endymion and The Rise of Endymion to be returned before I could get them from the library. It makes sense to make a pause between books 1&2 and 3&4.

Thanks, that does help. I will leave it alone for now, as I am in a mood for a more engaging read. I read a lot of fluff lately and I need something more... immersive.

Thanks for sharing your opinion, I appreciate it. :3

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Sun May 07, 2017 9:54 pm
LillieRose wrote:
...I am in a mood for a more engaging read. I read a lot of fluff lately and I need something more... immersive.

I understand completely and yes, this series is definitely more "fluff" than immersive and truly engaging. Yes
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Wed May 10, 2017 5:36 pm
I still haven't picked up a book to read. I've picked up a book and moved it...does that count? Ninja

I supposed due to my lack of sleeping right now, I should get a book and start to read it...but it's after 3.30am here for me. Ahhh stuff it...it'd probably take me an hour to pick a book anyway. Laughing

Also, I think Lillie means "meaty" rather than "immersive"...but that could just be down to Bo being hungry than clear thinking at the moment. >.>
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Mon May 15, 2017 11:38 pm
LillieRose wrote:
What was your opinion about the The Girl in the Box?

Blazestorm wrote:
The Girl in the Box... was an interesting idea and an easy read. It was engaging-enough, but a bit predictable, a little shallow in terms of character development and plot/storyline, and parts of it reminded me a bit of Xmen. I wanted it to have a bit more "punch" than it did, but I did end up reading all five books of the first series (but I got them for a good price too; probably wouldn't have pursued the series if I had to pay full price). It's not likely that I'll start the Out of the Box sequel series, though. All this said, I tend to have rather high standards for books - so, the series wasn't "bad"... just perhaps a little underwhelming for my usual tastes...? Does that help?


For what it's worth, Zukyun disagrees with me that the series is a little on the predictable and slightly underwhelming side. In fact, he just bought (and is reading) the next two books in the series - Broken and Enemies... and seems to think there are a couple unexpected plot twists that happen along the way. Since he has already bought them, I will probably read them. Later.

Also, I have gone ahead and continued the Atlantis Gene series... midway through book 2 now. The Queen of Tearling is on my "to read" list, though! Yes


... and no, Bo, moving a book from one location to another does not count Razz Two points for creativity, though! Yes

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