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    A few books I recently finished:

    Ian Christe - Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal
    The author's last name is pretty ironic for the subject matter, assuming that is his real name.

    Anthony Daniels - I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story
    A book of memoirs about his life-long association with Star Wars.

    Bob Duff - The First Season: 1917-18 and the Birth of the NHL
    The title pretty much says it all.

    Yesterday I just read the first graphic novel collections of The Woods and Descender, and both were pretty great. I think both series have already finished so I should be able to binge read both over the next couple of months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad 2 the Bone View Post
    A few books I recently finished:

    Ian Christe - Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal
    The author's last name is pretty ironic for the subject matter, assuming that is his real name.

    Anthony Daniels - I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story
    A book of memoirs about his life-long association with Star Wars.

    Bob Duff - The First Season: 1917-18 and the Birth of the NHL
    The title pretty much says it all.

    Yesterday I just read the first graphic novel collections of The Woods and Descender, and both were pretty great. I think both series have already finished so I should be able to binge read both over the next couple of months.
    Those all 3 sound interesting to me. I will have to check into them.

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    Reaper's Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) by Steven Erikson

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    Began reading the second volume of Theodore Dreiser's Desire Trilogy. I liked the first volume, of course, it reads rather slowly, but the plot is interesting.

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    Lenten reading: Dorothy Sayers's The Man Born to Be King, a cycle of 12 radio plays giving the life of Jesus, mostly from the point of view of people around him. Also the Collected Works of Flannery O'Connor.
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    Currently reading "These Truths" by Jill Lepore. It is a history of the United States written from a more current perspective. Although I am pretty familiar with U.S. history this book focuses a lot more on racial issues and tells more of the perspective of minorities than I remember from my history books in school. It is a very long book and is taking a while to get through, but I am enjoying it and learning some things I did not know.

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    The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

    I'm pondering some Stephen Baxter next... haven't read any of his sci-fi for a few years now.....

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    Reaper's Gale (Malazan Book of the Fallen #7) by Steven Erikson
    Malazan is a long journey but I'll give Erikson credit - he stuck the landing on the last two books

    The Last Continent by Terry Pratchett

    I'm pondering some Stephen Baxter next... haven't read any of his sci-fi for a few years now.....
    One of these days I've got to read the series that Pratchett and Baxter wrote together.
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    One of these days I've got to read the series that Pratchett and Baxter wrote together.
    Fair warning: it's more like Baxter than it is like Pratchett. There is some funny stuff scattered throughout, but in general it's more serious science fiction. A very different collaboration from the one with Neil Gaiman!
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    The Book Of Eels-Patrik Svensson
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