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What to read?

Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:50 pm

I am between books/comics right now, does anyone have some good recommendations? No to the Song of Fire and Ice series, sorry Chris.
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:01 pm

A song of ice and fire.
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:28 pm

DannyFanny wrote:A song of ice and fire.

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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:35 pm

Thinking "Ready Player One". It was mentioned on my tech podcast and being made into a movie with Steven Spielberg directing. It is all about 80's pop culture stuff so I know a lot of that stuff will miss, but still might be worth a read.

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One- ... 0307887448
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Re: What to read?

Postby awright » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:26 pm

You should read the Harbinger comic series (25 issues or so). They announced today that it will be adapted into a movie, along with Bloodshot. They will then make a joint movie based on a crossover comic story! I have harbinger on my summer list but hadn't heard of bloodshot
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:29 am

Looks like there are different runs of the comic. 41 issues total. Are you talking about the 2012+ run?
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Re: What to read?

Postby awright » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:21 pm

Probably! I just found out about the series last week so I didn't know the full issue history!
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:20 pm

You let me know about Harbinger and what volume to read. In the meantime I am going to catch up on all of the GotG side stories and when I do that I am going to read Ready Player One.

Wanted this thread to help me discover new books (as opposed to the comic thread), but I forgot no one on here knows how to read but Awright, Cwilkins, and myself.
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Re: What to read?

Postby JocelynJane » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:11 pm

I am reading a book right now, thank you very much. However, I doubt you would like it. No caped crusaders or zombies, so maybe not up your alley.
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Re: What to read?

Postby jathko87 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:19 pm

I read a book once.
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Re: What to read?

Postby megatron » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:03 pm

I just finished Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
I was lolzing the entire way through. I recommend it for sure especially if you like her/the shows she has been on
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Re: What to read?

Postby Erin » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:21 pm

I read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" while on vacation. The narrator is the family dog, which made me laugh throughout having things described from a different perspective. Fast read and good one for dog lovers!
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:04 pm

Last book I read was "John dies at the end." Currently reading its sequel, "This book is full of spiders."
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:38 am

Thanks Erin and Danny.

Danny, John Dies at the End was suggested to me by Amazon and a different website after I told them what I like.
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Sun May 03, 2015 6:23 pm

I'm enjoying Ready Player one. I am about to start watching WarGames since they discuss it so much in the book
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Mon May 04, 2015 6:46 pm

Tyler wrote:I'm enjoying Ready Player one. I am about to start watching WarGames since they discuss it so much in the book


Pick this up as my free audible book. Going to listen to it while driving to/from Portland
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Mon May 04, 2015 7:45 pm

Glad I could inspire you. I'm really enjoying it so far, even more so when I look up the references I don't know a lot about
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Tue May 12, 2015 10:23 pm

Finished Ready Player One. It was a fun book with the 80s pop culture and the virtual reality worlds. Got to research some interesting old school games as I came across them in the book. The characters were high school aged and I felt the dialog got a little cheesy, but it's probably how I acted then.
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Re: What to read?

Postby DannyFanny » Tue May 12, 2015 10:45 pm

I finished This Book is Full of Spiders last night.

I think I enjoyed it more than John Dies at the End. Maybe because I saw the movie of JDatE before reading the book though they are really only similar up to a certain point in the story.

I felt TBiFoS showed a lot more character growth in John and Dave and had a touch more realism than JDatE. Not to say that these books are realistic, because they aren't. To me the ending felt a little rushed after this long tense build up.

I'd recommend it to you, Tyler. It has zombies and humor. I don't feel you'll miss a whole lot if you skipped JDatE and went straight to TBiFoS.
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Re: What to read?

Postby Tyler » Wed May 13, 2015 6:49 am

Sweet. Thanks for the recommendations. I'll start with DJatE since I haven't seen that movie.

I'll probably find some comics/graphic novel to read for a month then switch to that. I'm trying to split my time between the two book types.

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