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What book will you be reading this summer?

Postby sjorsman on Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:31 pm

Summer's here!

That means there's a lot of free time on your hands. So what to do with it?
I usually use this free time to read a book or two to relax.

This summer I've read:

- A Game of Thrones (George R.R. Martin)
- A Clash of Kings (George R.R. Martin)
- The Devil's Queen (Jeanne Kalogridis)
- A Storm of Swords (George R.R. Martin) - just started
- The Divine Comedy (Dante Alligieri) - started

So that's a nice list. :D

So what's yours and what do you recommend?
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Re: What book will you be reading this summer?

Postby Sawyer5665 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:54 pm

I am currently reading Game of Thrones, and I plan on using the rest of the summer to read the rest of the series.

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Re: What book will you be reading this summer?

Postby Sandiwich11 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:27 pm

I've recently got into ebooks after years of saying that the only way to read is a proper book :whistle: I've downloaded quite a few to read this summer, and am whizzing through them.

Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage (Nearly finished Book 3, the last two will be a first time read for me)
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R R Martin (On Game of Thrones still, but mainly because I did a rewatch of the show and didn't want to confuse myself)
Hitler's Niece by Ron Hansen
The Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay (Hope to get through these before the new season starts)
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson (about half way through, love Bryson's narrative in this)
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (Will be my 5th read, awesome book)
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett (Nearly finished, am drawing the end out as much as possible thou. He's my favourite author and I'm dreading the day when there's no new Pratchett to read :cry: )

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Re: What book will you be reading this summer?

Postby brentoid on Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:15 pm

as with a lot of people on here, im am currently & properly addicted to George R R Martin...finished a clash of kings a few nights ago...a-freaking-mazing by the way...

so this summer, i'll be hoovering up any / all the words auld george has written...

nothing else planned...if you havent read any david mitchell ( not the peep show guy ) id strongly recommend ghostwritten or cloud atlas...
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Re: What book will you be reading this summer?

Postby DarthLocke on Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:04 pm


I have finally finished Wizard and Glass of The Dark Tower Series, which was fantastic, but I might not get to the next one till the fall...

I am currently awaiting in the mail via Amazon: Grave Sight, the first of a four book series in Charlaine Harris' The Harper Connelly Mysteries...I decided to not start with Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire novels since I like True Blood SO much and decided to try a different series first!

After that I will either continue reading Harper Connelly Mysteries or I may reread Stephen King's "The Stand", but I also have this Cryptozoololgy book that I have been meaning to read as well...

But you guys also make me want to pick up Game of Thrones! --Choices, choices.... :S

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