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I have the same issue with best sellers - I find most of them not to my liking! But of course, there are always good ones! I tend to read novels based on the recommendations of friends whom I share similar book interests with. It's so hard to just pick!
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Oh the books I've read! I've been checking books out on my "new" ipad (first generation hand-me-down). I've read a lot from period piece knock offs (Death comes to Pemberly) to satirical fiction (Good Omens). So far I love it. I've also read a lot of actual physical books and a few audio books. Way too many to go back and post about. I've probably logged 20 books since my last post here.

BUT, I will keep up in the future!
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I love reading books on my Kindle. Sometimes, I'd like a paper edition, though, to mark places. I don't trust marking things on the Kindle - it tells me what other people have marked, and I hate that. Maybe I can fiddle with the settings, though.

I'm reading a lot of mindset books lately, and they are great. Here are some of them:

The Big Leap, by Guy Hendricks,
A Happy Pocketful of Money (forgot the author)
The Seven Habits of Successful People, by Stephen Covey

It's fun and really is changing how I see the world.

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Ack, it took me a whole month to read this book!

Midnight at the Well of Souls by Jack Chalker, 1977 (audio)

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I picked this book out of desperation really. I didn’t have an audio book to listen to and I was about to set out on an hour’s drive that I needed entertainment for. The library has a pretty crumby supply of audiobooks for direct download – lots of “trash fiction” and other genres I’m just not in to. I found this under the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre – one of the few that isn’t teenage vampires or werewolves. I turned out to be pleasantly surprised.

It’s a “space opera” with everything from centaurs to mermaids to long extinct alien races that built “brains” which can create anything from the energy of the universe. I did thoroughly enjoy the romp through the world. It brought up some very interesting aspects of humanity though I wish it had explored those more.

If you like fantasy, this is a great book!
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I looked up your latest audio book, Texas, and it's the first book in a series.

I've been re-reading several books I have on my Kindle (Firle, I know what you mean about places others have highlighted/[sign in to see URL] can be rather frustrating!!)....including, Embers (Syrakynn's book) and Firle's and Cat's books. I have both of Firle's, and Cat's first one. I am anxiously awaiting Syrakynn's second book, 'Tears'.....think it's supposed to be out sometime this month!

It's too hot to do much of anything but read, lately, although I have to admit that, for the most part, this has been the coolest August we've had in a very LONG time!! I love curling up, in front of a fan, with a good book and just reading!

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I couldn't decide if I should read the rest of the books in the series. I liked the first one well enough but just didn't feel like doing the rest. Only the planet is the same in the series, not the characters. I might go back to it...


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Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer, 8 books, 2001-2012 (ebook and audio)

I've read the first 4 books of the Artemis Fowl series over the last few months. They are juvenile fiction, something around the age level of the Harry Potter books. The cast of characters and the world created is much narrower than Rowlings work but it is still quite an entertaining read. I switched from the ebook to audio when I started listening during housework after the kids went to bed. It's the perfect little escape!

Artemis is a young boy from a very rich family who has made much of their money from nefarious enterprises. Artemis himself is a criminal mastermind at 13. He decides he is going to capture a fairy having determined that they must exist due to nearly every culture having references to them. He succeeds and many adventures ensue.

It's a fun take on the fairy world with a modern twist.

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That sounds interesting.. Faery are interesting folk, I like reading people's take on them.

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Oh Saijen, thank you!!!!!

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Saijen, Syrakynn's next book comes out on the 8th, this Sunday, it's called "Tears of War". I both can't wait and dread it - so afraid one of the characters will die ... but I sure hope not! But I will certainly buy and read it!

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muladzh wrote:

That sounds interesting.. Faery are interesting folk, I like reading people's take on them.



muladzh, it's pretty tongue-in-cheek. The fairies have a police force called the Lower Elements Police, or LEP. Their reconnaissance department is the LEP-Recon. They used to wear funny green uniforms with patent leather boots. They are the ones that would go up to the surface (the fairy folk went underground, literally, hundreds of years ago to escape persecution). So you can see how silly it can be!
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