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Kaden



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to read but don't think I have anything to suggest.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suggestions:
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The Ropemaker by Peter Dickenson
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me in. I don't spend enough time reading, and I usually love the books people suggest.

Question though: Are we sticking mostly to the fantasy/sci fi genre? I usually find fantasy to be my forte, but I think it'd be nice to get a feel of what people are looking for.

Suggestions:
Holder of Lightning by S.L. Farrell
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suggestions:
Eternity Road, by Jack McDevitt
Chindi, by Jack McDevitt
Simple Genius, by David Baldacci
Excavation, by James Rollins

(Excavation and Eternity Road are stand-alone, the other two are parts of series. I can provide the initial book in the Jack McDevitt series, but I didn't stick with Baldacci's body of work after Simple Genius.)

I'm in, by the way. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I have always wanted to read this and now here is an excuse
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would read it again for a book club. GREAT novel.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Belgariad, by David Eddings.

Or perhaps not - it's actually five shorter novellas in two volumes, so it might take more than a week to read, especially if you don't have all day.

Actually, I just caught myself thnking that a week can't possibly be enough, especially with school and work. But then I realized that when I read, I read huge books like that, so maybe it's just me.

My other suggestion is The Briar King, by Greg Keyes. AMAZING, in my opinion. I read it online last summer, I think on Scribd, so it should still be available.

I'd like to be in, but I don't know how much time I have. Hopefully this will replace less wholsome ways to pass the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Tenshi: Just two suggestions at the most please, because the list I have is already very long!

@Asa: I think I said earlier that I was trying to avoid anything above a trilogy. I've never seen The Belgariad in shorter than a five novel long arc; that's the edition that my library carries anyway. It is good, but it's very popular and and I think that most forumites have already read it.

I think most of the people here have already read Ender's Game as well, but if it's less than half of our group, then I'll put it on the list.

Is that everyone and their suggestions?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Briar King is part of a trilogy. Please make that my official suggestion.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My apologies, then I suggest the following two novels:

Eternity Road, by Jack McDevitt
Excavation, by James Rollins
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reread the entire Harry Potter series in January - finished on Sunday - and I've been mentally wandering about aimlessly not knowing what to read next. So good timing! I'm glad you've started it back up, Rav.

I'll refrain from suggesting since there's already more than a few on the list. How are we/Rav going to pick which one? (I'd suggest a random selection rather than everyone voting so no one gets miffed about said selection)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the official suggestions.

Basically, I managed to track down the randomiser website that Tin used for the last one. I'll input the list (I may trim the list down and create a back up list if it looks uneven), and I reckon that's a fair way to decide.

I'll edit this post as soon as I have the list ready.

EDIT: Here is the list:

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Excavation by James Rollins
The Briar King by Greg Keyes
Holder Of The Lightning by S.L. Farrell
The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt
Battle Royale by Takami Koshun
(Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card)

Since I have a big interview on Thursday, how about we set the official commencement of search from Monday the 8th of Febuary? It should give us sufficient time to let us know whether or not people can locate the book.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a plan.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a question: Are we going to just go through the same list, trimming it as we cross books off, or have to come up with new ones? It may be more economical to just cross books off til we're done then start over. Is that already in the game plan?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to sound funny, but we have enough books to last us until the end of the year at this point... I think by that point, we may all have some new suggestions and some new recruits. Wink

So yes, we'll wait and see how quickly it takes us to get through this list. There may be books that no-one can get a hold of, or other extenuating circumstances, but I think that this list is substantial, and I'll worry about more books when we actually need them.
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