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Have you appreciated your books lately? If so, what are you currently reading? (I’ve been obsessed with cookbooks lately, go figure!)

 

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  1. I got hooked on the Song of Ice & Fire (Game of Thrones) books, but I refuse to read book 5 until the next one at least has a release date… I don’t want to wait 5 years between books! Now that I’m done with those for a while, I think it’s on to some non-fiction.

  2. I just finished the latest in the second Percy Jackson series, and I’m almost halfway through the Hobbit. I’m looking at Beautiful Creatures, Stardust, or Ender’s Game next.

  3. Kristin, I love non-fiction! I’m particularly fond of books analyzing the science/sociology behind beauty/attraction and trends. What’s your go-to?

    Rae, if you haven’t read Ender’s Game yet, definitely do that! I’m about to re-read it myself.

  4. Ender’s Game is /FANTASTIC/, and a lot of folk say that reading the Shadow series after it is best, but I highly disagree.

    The Ender series is far better, and the best ethical dilemma sci-fi I’ve ever ready. Speaker for the Dead is where to go, once you’ve read Ender’s Game, for sure.

    I’m currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire (HOW ORIGINAL), but damn, it’s good. I should have started reading it a decade ago when everyone was telling me I should because I loved Robert Jordan.

    I’m also getting back into comic books, having just read Marvel’s Civil War on my iPad. Glorious!

  5. Man, should I be hopping on this Song of Ice and Fire bandwagon? I love the series, but the length of the books has been daunting for someone with so little free time.

  6. I read the Song of Ice and Fire series in the fall, and I really enjoyed it, but it’s also a good thing to take your time on. Some parts of it are *extremely* graphic, and occasionally I would have to just put it down for a week. And he does take a long time between books, so having to read them a chapter or two at a time might actually work out well!

  7. Tara, you NEED to jump on the SoIaF bandwagon. I don’t really have a non-fic go to, but lately I liked Moon Walking with Einstein, all about memory. I think I do tend to lean toward books about the brain and how we can improve it (memory, creativity, learning).

    I’ve read Ender’s Game & really liked it. I’ve bought the next book, but haven’t started it yet. I’ve heard unsettling things about Orson Scott Card’s personal beliefs… I’m not sure how I feel about that. I tend not to really bother with the personal lives of authors I read; I just care about their books…

    But, if someone writes/sings/produces/etc something that you enjoy, but has COMPLETELY different beliefs than you (not small differences, but big ones, he actively supports anti-gay groups), what would you do? Is spending money on his books bad? Allowing him to make money and thus spend it doing something that I disagree with. Same goes the other way, if you are against gay, but you love Lady Gaga’s who very pro-gay issues, do you buy her albums and go to concerts? Anyone’s thoughts?
    Maybe I’ll just buy used books, or borrow from the library.

    In lighter news, I loved the first Percy Jackson books, I should check out the new ones. The books are like the show on steroids, it’s great. And dirty and violent and cunning and shocking. Book three was full of “HOLY CRAP” moments for me, that was my favorite book thus far. Stardust was good, I listened to the audiobook when I was on a trip (several years after seeing the movie). American Gods was good too, and Good Omens.

  8. Fine, fine, I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

    Yeah, I hear the later books in the Ender’s Game series get about as crazy as Orson Scott Card is. I think borrowing from a friend/library would be a good way to go.

    Interesting to hear that about Percy Jackson! I guess I just assumed they were “kids’ books” and wouldn’t be like that. I’ll have to check them out!

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