January 2015: What are you reading?

Griffin

Journeyed there and back again
#43
I started last year, I should finish it off this year though depending on how many breaks I have betweet books.
This will be my fourth year trying to finish everything Malazan. Started back in 2012 reading GoTM and DG. I didn't really get into it all that much, so I've waited a bit and after reading that MoI was a great step-up from the previous two it finally clicked and then I read MoI, HoC, MT and TBH (and NoK) back-to-back. Then I started to try several new authors and, generally, broadened my horizons. Last year I continued with RG, TtH (and RotCG, SW, OST). So I hope I'll finally get around to reading DoD & TCG (+ BaB, Assail) this year.

I love the books tremendously, but I just want to read way too many books from lots of different authors and that's starting to interfere with being able to finish/continue series I've already started.

On topic: Only 100 pages to go with Consider Phlebas, I like the parts that reflect on the Culture and other civilizations a lot, the story itself is fairly straight-forward. I'm curious about the ending.
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
#44
Working my way through all the Kindle specials I ordered, so I am starting Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. Still have a good half dozen books left after this before I have to start fishing around for new books to read at work. (Will probably continue Garrett, PI at that point.)
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
#47
How are you liking it so far?
Story is interesting enough. There's something about the writing style I don't care for -- maybe the way topics/people/etc. are introduced? Hopefully I'll get into the flow of things as I get farther into it.
 

Griffin

Journeyed there and back again
#48
I had to get used to that also. The writing is like a combination between Sanderson and clinical abruptness. A bit like there was an overenthousiastic editor who cut out every other sentence.
 

atheling

A Poet of the Khaiem
#51
@epicfantasyfreak
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it. I wonder how will I react, seeing that Sneaky doesn't remember much other then general impression.
I might borrow it, too. Been thinking about reading it. If I do before too many moons have passed, I'll comment. Maybe you'll beat me, to it, though; I think I'm slower with the novels than a lot of folks here.
 

jwertz19

Philosophizes with Kellhus
#52
Working my way through all the Kindle specials I ordered, so I am starting Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan. Still have a good half dozen books left after this before I have to start fishing around for new books to read at work. (Will probably continue Garrett, PI at that point.)
I bought Promise of Blood a few weeks ago. Haven't got around to it yet. Would love to get your opinion on it before I dive in.
 

jwertz19

Philosophizes with Kellhus
#53
I'm about 2/3 of the way through The Crystal Shard, and I'm loving it. It started off slow, but I am having a blast with this book. Will probably read The Martian before starting the next book in the series.
 

Derk of Derkholm

Journeyed there and back again
#54
New year is starting with lots of Science Fiction for me. After the Martian, I very much enjoyed "Ancillary Justice", so that I am now on to "Ancillary Sword".

The idea of ancillaries intrigues me, and the books are well written and suspenseful.
 

TomTB

Super Moderator
Staff member
#56
Started reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman during my commute. Absolutely loving it so far, mainly due to the sublime prose. Gaiman is such a great author!
 

wakarimasen

Journeyed there and back again
#57
she's going on my "never again" list of authors
Not to focus on the negative - but I'm kind of curious as to who is on that list... another thread mayhap?

Just finished Changes. That was a cracker, so much so that I'm going to indulge in some delayed gratification and wait a book or two before I read the next one, let the cliff hanger really dangle out there. I'm tempted by all this talk of the Martian but I have a C.P.Sansom book from my stocking I feel obliged to read first (really going to have to put a list out there next year).
 

TomTB

Super Moderator
Staff member
#59
Only read two of his books Neverwhere (which I enjoyed) and American Gods (which I didn't like that much).
I also enjoyed Neverwhere; American Gods less so. Stardust (so far) shares more similarities with Neverwhere, although it's quite different from them both.
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
#60
Not to focus on the negative - but I'm kind of curious as to who is on that list... another thread mayhap?
That would make a good thread. I'll start one!