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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 06:07:24 PM »

Have already started my first book.

Hoping to hit 30 this year.

Order of the Stick #5: Blood Runs in the Family 4/5

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 07:07:26 PM »

Currently reading
The Mistborn Trilogy - Brandon Sanderson

Up next
Baptism of Fire
The Time of Contempt
both by Andrzej Sapkowski
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 11:04:52 PM »

Quote from: Caine on January 01, 2015, 07:04:38 PM

2014 - 29 games finished

Currently playing
Skylanders Trap Team
Dragon Age Inquisition
PVZ Garden Warfare
Minecraft
Assassin's Creed Unity
GTA V
Little Big Planet 3
Plants Vs Zombies Garden Warfare
Freedom Wars
Chariot
Elite Dangerous
misc games on Steam

Finished

On hiatus
Diablo 3 - Damned if I do, but this game is crack
Lords of the Fallen
Skylanders Swap Force - (with son) now we are playing through to get the unlocks

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This year was my best year ever. My goal was 35 and I think I hit 38. I would have definitely hit 40 had I not been on holiday since the first part of Dec. My daily 90 min commute let's me get a lot of reading done. That's going to change in March so I might not get so much read this year.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 02:55:15 PM »

His Majesty's Dragon: A Novel of Temeraire

It's 1804, Napoleon is trying to invade England, and Dragons are real, intelligent enough to speak, and are used as sky ships manned with riflemen and flagmen.

A light, entertaining read, it's the first of at least nine books in the series. The second one's on e-book from the library, so I guess I'm in for at least one more.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 05:22:24 AM »

Throne of Jade (Temeraire Book 2) by Naomi Novik.

The Chinese are pissed that the Brits ended up with the dragon they sent to Napoleon.  Off to China to attempt to resolve things.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 08:43:26 PM »

Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)

Pick up some eggs in Turkey, head back in to the continent and try to get past Napoleon. Harder than it sounds.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2015, 05:30:20 PM »

Empire of Ivory: A Novel of Temeraire (Book 4)

Dragon tuberculosis.  Off to Cape Town to look for a cure.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2015, 05:35:20 PM »

Victory of Eagles: A Novel of Temeraire (Book 5)

Napoleon has crossed the Channel and invaded England. 
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2015, 10:01:38 PM »

The Mythical Man-Month, Anniversary Edition: Essays On Software Engineering (2nd Edition)

More dated than Code Complete, and less of immediate use to me.  It's much more of the high level design/project management aspects of it, which are important, but of less use to me presently. 
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2015, 09:46:42 PM »

Finished
Blood of Elves
The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski

Both are great starts for the witcher universe and do a great job of fleshing out the characters Ciri and Yenefer, who were little mentioned in the first two games. 

Now reading the third, Baptism of Fire which starts showing how Ciri comes into her own as a character.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 02:51:21 AM »

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkhaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Ready Player One

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2015, 02:35:10 PM »

The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

A rough book for me.  The first 150 pages were horribly boring.  I am amazed I got through the whole thing.  It did improve in the latter half.
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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2015, 03:10:05 PM »

This is how i felt about scarlet letter. I hate hawthorne.
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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2015, 09:41:53 PM »

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight's Cross

The story of an Austrian enlisted in the service of the Wehrmacht.  It's a very unvarnished look at the war with graphic descriptions of wounds and atrocities committed during the war. 
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2015, 06:42:22 PM »

Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War

A peek behind the curtain at those that have served and suffered on the front lines of the GWOT.
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2015, 08:22:13 PM »

Finished up Dune a few weeks ago and Dune Messiah this morning.    On to Children of Dune.  smile   
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2015, 12:47:27 AM »

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2015, 08:32:48 AM »

Finally finished Ada or Ardor, which took me a damn long time but was enjoyable all the way through. But it was also an extremely hard read at times.

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2015, 02:43:22 AM »

Finished
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The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen
Snowbound by Blake Crouch


Currently Reading
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The Courts of Chaos by Roger Zelazny
Rise of Empire by Michael J. Sullivan
Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
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