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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2012, 01:57:30 PM »
Armed with a Kindle and a 3hr daily bus ride, I am going to make a go of this.

#TitleAuthorPages*StatusRatingCompleted
01The Alloy of LawSanderson336Completed7/1010 Feb
02SnuffPratchett416Completed8/1010 Apr
03The Hunger GamesCollins374Completed7/1012 Apr
04Catching FireCollins391Completed8/1014 Apr
05MockingjayCollins390Completed7/1015 Apr
06... Philosopher's StoneRowlings309Completed**7/1016 Apr
07... Chamber of SecretsRowlings341Completed**7/1017 Apr
08... Prisoner of AzkabanRowlings435Completed**8/1018 Apr
09... Goblet of FireRowlings734Completed**9/1021 Apr
10... Order of the PhoenixRowlings870Completed**8/1022 Apr
11... Half-Blood PrinceRowlings652Completed**9/1025 Apr
12... Deathly HallowsRowlings759Completed**9/1028 Apr
13The Dragon RebornJordan674Completed**7/104 May
14The Shadow RisingJordan1001Completed**7/1014 May
15The Fires of HeavenJordan963Completed**8/1023 May
16The Lord of ChaosJordan987Completed**8/1031 May
17A Crown of SwordsJordan855Completed7/109 Jun
18The Way of KingsSanderson1008Completed**9/1022 Jun
19Going PostalPratchett416Completed**8/1024 Jun
20NeverwhereGaiman400Completed8/1028 Jun
21PyramidsPratchett352Completed**8/104 Jul
22The Name of the WindRothfuss722Completed**9/1014 Jul
##The Path of DaggersJordan672Reading
##Winter's HeartJordan766Planned
##Crossroads of TwilightJordan822Planned
##Knife of DreamsJordan837Planned
##The Gathering StormSanderson766Planned
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2012, 04:01:37 PM »
stop winning this thread  >:(

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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2012, 07:59:53 PM »
Armed with a Kindle and a 3hr daily bus ride, I am going to make a go of this.

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12Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsJ.K. RowlingsCompleted (re-read)9/1028 Apr
13The Dragon RebornRobert JordanCompleted (re-read)7/104 May

For real? That's sick... Alright you are reading in your first language, but still, isn't that like more than 200 pages of not so straight forward language/day? It was awhile since I read those though, maybe I just remember them as super long?
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2012, 08:45:35 PM »
It was awhile since I read those though, maybe I just remember them as super long?

Dragon Reborn is one of the shortest of the series. My copy is about 650 pages, so depending on whether the 28th is included he did 600 to 700 pages in 6 to 7 days.

100 pages in 3 hours sounds reasonable.
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2012, 08:58:12 PM »
What Caffiene said.  Dragon Reborn is approx 674 pages, and there is a three day interval, whereas Shadow Rising almost twice as long and there was a ten day interval.

I estimate I read about 90-110 pages an hour while reading the Hunger Games and HP, but those books are really easy reads.  WoT has been a slower read because of the internal languages used (many of which seem to include five syllable words at a minimum), so I'm guessing my speed for those books is about 70-90 pages an hour or so (just a guess, my Kindle copy of these books doesn't have page info, only percentage completed).

Since I started reading again, I remembered how much I love it.  How the hell did I forget that?   I've been forgoing TV most nights to read instead, so I think I'm reading on average 4-5 hours on a weekday, and maybe 4-5 hours total over the weekend.  I should be able to get through any of the WoT books in less than five-seven days, so I'm a little unhappy with how long it took me to read Shadow rising.  I want to finish Fires of Heaven no later than 21 May.

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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2012, 02:03:52 AM »
Dude, 3 hours? I commute 2 hours a day, including walking.. people I know who do the same hate living where I do.

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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2012, 03:08:43 AM »
stop winning this thread  >:(
he's not--skeptress is at 31 ;D

I blame the death of my last kindle and computer for my paltry 14 books. And Game of Thrones.
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2012, 11:44:39 PM »
This thread is making me feel bad. I really need to get back into reading and deal with all these books Ive got sitting on my shelf (and on my amazon wishlist)...
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2012, 08:30:20 PM »
Right... Time to get started. I dont know why I havent been reading much this year, so its time to fix that.

My to-read list so far:



Plus any earlier Wheel of Time and Steven Erikson books necessary to remember wtf is going on. And Im not sure about the RA Salvatore book... I won it as part of a competition, and its the second book in a series.

After I get through those I have about another 12 on a list of books I want to buy.
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2012, 09:47:11 PM »
Hey, the Erikson saga thing (I forget the exact name of the series) is on my to-read list, too. I've got the ebook version of the first book of the series and a hard copy I picked up for $0.50 of one of the later books.
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2012, 10:30:30 PM »
I forget the exact name of the series

Seriously, they dont make it easy to refer to the series...

The series subtitle on the Erikson books is "A tale of the Malazan book of the fallen". Except the book by Esslemont on the top of the pile is part of that world too, and his ones are subtitled "A novel of the Malazan empire". So if you say just "the Malazan books" it confuses the two slightly separate series... but if you say "the malazan book of the fallen series" then youre just using too many words.
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2012, 01:27:01 PM »
I want to finish Fires of Heaven no later than 21 May.

Fail :(

Didn't finish until 23 May.

I'm only going to read four books this month if I'm lucky, instead of the seven I completed in Apr.  Maybe I should intersperse some Pratchett books in between the WoT books, since I'm in the arduous section of the series.  I still like the books, but the books are a bit overly descriptive right now.

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« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2012, 07:26:02 PM »
I was a bit amazed at your reading rate...but then, you've got a really long commute, yes?
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Re: Books for 2012 - List Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2012, 07:34:21 PM »
Hey, the Erikson saga thing (I forget the exact name of the series) is on my to-read list, too. I've got the ebook version of the first book of the series and a hard copy I picked up for $0.50 of one of the later books.
I've been wanting to read it too and they have it at our Booksamillion but they never seem to have a copy of the first book of the series available.