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I am currently on book 4 in a sceries called A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin. The books are called

1) A Game of Thrones
2) A Clash of Kings
3) A storm of Swords
4) A Feast for Crows
5) A Dance of Dragons

I don't know if there will be more after book # 5, but I REALLY hope so.

This series is amazing. It tells the story from the point of view of almost every character (Chapters do not have individual names, just the name of the character who's view is being observed). There is a war (as the titles might have hinted) and you get to see that war from many different sides. And because every one tells their own side of it, there's really no "good guys" or "bad guys" so you get to choose who ever you want! I'm a little disappointed though... my side lost already. Bastards...

I know the last one is called "A dance of dragons" but don't get caught up on that. Yes, there are dragons in the books. Yes, there is a bit of fantasy. Yes, it is ALL fiction. But about 90% COULD have happened in mid evil times.

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Just started reading The Android's Dream, by John Scalzi.

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Its called "Maps for Lost Lovers"
Author: Nadeem Aslam
First line:"Shamas stands in the open door and watches the earth, the magnet that is, pulling snowflakes out of the sky towards itself."
I received this book as a gift from a colleague.
I am on page 243 of the book and almost nearing the end.
The thing most noticeable about the book is the depth of study of the human emotions and reactions. It is book about the painful conflict of cultures in the east and west. Every character is outlined to its finest detail yet the author has maintained the grip over the subject and there is hardly a point where you see a slack. I must however say that it gives you a heart ache throughout. The language is almost poetic and sprinkled with beautiful symbolism. It has an effect that lasts much after you've finished reading it. Powerful and painful!


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Right know i am read an excellent book Koios Belenus, called The Forgotten Army.


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As of right now, I'm reading Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer.


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1. The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy
2. I saw it on the shelf in my english class and thought it would be interesting.
3. don't remember the first sentence.
4. I just finished it like an hour ago.
5. It was really great. It gave me some good advice on writing and it had a good plot.


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I'm reading Heat Stroke by Jesse Kellerman, a new author. So far, a good read.

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Almost finished with The Borgias and Their Enemies, by Christopher Hibbert.

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:) Now reading Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erickson.

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Currently I am reading "Flags of our Fathers,"by James Bradley. It's is a really good book so far explaining the lives of the six men who raised the american flag in Iwo Jima in WWII. Since I am in the Marines it made it that much more of a great read. Afterwords, I will be jumping head first into Stephen Colbert's book I Am America "And So Can You."

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The Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva.

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1. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
2. I loved the Name of the Rose and so I wanted to read more books by him
3. The was when I saw the Pendulum.
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5. It is even better then Rose. I just love it. It is so fascinating and interesting. And written in such a unique way.

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Death of a Sales Man


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The Death of Innocents: A True Story of Murder, Medicine, and High-Stakes Science

It details how medical professionals use the terms "SIDS" to cover-up infanticide.


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