TSF Book Club



  • I'm about half way through and loving every page.

    Who else is in?



  • Just finished the first chapter - Tyrion. He has to be my favourite character



  • About 200 pages in. Once the Tour de France finishes I will have some reading time. Hard to do both at the moment.



  • I'm about 800 pages in and starting to get mixed feelings. I want to finish quick to find out what happens and want to savor it because it could be a long wait for the next instalment.



  • I have bought it, but unsure wether to start to read it now.. or wait for 6 months till the summer break.



  • I'm done.

    I've been on gardening leave between jobs for a month so crunched it.

    If that fucker takes another five years to finish the next volume I'll write it myself.



  • About to leave on a 2 week holiday,have the DoD to read on the Kindle. Luigi if you are looking for another good series.check out Patrick Rothfuss and his character Kvothe - excellent!



  • [quote name='dK']About to leave on a 2 week holiday,have the DoD to read on the Kindle. Luigi if you are looking for another good series.check out Patrick Rothfuss and his character Kvothe - excellent![/QUOTE]

    Been through that too! Another wait for the next instalment!

    I liked it though. A bit Harry Potterish in places but absorbing none the less.

    Next!



  • Maybe try Joe Abercrombie. I just finished the First Law series a few months back and really enjoyed it. [url]http://www.amazon.com/Joe-Abercrombie/e/B001JP7WJC[/url]

    Am looking for to reading A Dance with Dragons. It's been a great series so far. Even managed to get the missus on to it after watching the TV series.



  • Yup Joe Abercrombie knocked off the list too. Great books.

    I guess there's nothing for it: better start writing myself....



  • am in the middle of another series with a book due in August, once I have those out of the way, me thinks I will get into these.

    Anyone listened to the audio books of them? As I travel a little bit for work I find it a good way to get through books...



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']am in the middle of another series with a book due in August, once I have those out of the way, me thinks I will get into these.

    Anyone listened to the audio books of them? As I travel a little bit for work I find it a good way to get through books...[/QUOTE]
    I 've done the auidobook thing - the first three were okay - pretty good narrator but in the fourth book they changed the narrator. It would be like watching two of the lord of the rings movies and then they change all all of the actors. Added to the fact that the fourth book seems to deal mostly with the minor character development it's a hard slog. The thing I found annoying was that the Game of Thrones books were twice as expensive as other audio books that I downloaded.



  • yeah that is what I have found in the series I am reading with the change of narrator. While for the most part it is ok as it may span a few hundred years between books (in the fantasy world) but the most recent one is the same series of characters, which is annoying...



  • Luigi, I haven't read these yet but a friend has recommended them to me

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lies_of_Locke_Lamora[/url]

    [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Strange_%26_Mr_Norrell[/url]



  • Cheers DK. I've read the second one and thoroughly recommend it. The first I will get straight into.



  • Just got my Kindle for father's day. Any advice, hints, tips, tricks?



  • [quote name='NTA']Just got my Kindle for father's day. Any advice, hints, tips, tricks?[/QUOTE]

    Download calibre e-book management software. Similar to i-tunes for ebooks. Allows you to convert downloaded e-books to your kindle.



  • [quote name='dK']Download calibre e-book management software. Similar to i-tunes for ebooks. Allows you to convert downloaded e-books to your kindle.[/QUOTE]

    What that man said - Calibre is very good and allows you to schedule downloads/conversion/transfer to kindle of magazines and RSS feeds. You can get the full version of the Economist for free too.

    I use the klip.me "send to kindle" chrome extension in combination with Readability - one (or two) click to send an article to a kindle via email.



  • [quote name='NTA']Just got my Kindle for father's day. Any advice, hints, tips, tricks?[/QUOTE]

    Ha our Mrs's must be alike as i got the same gift:)
    Looks a sweet device to use..and agree with D.K...download Calibre, you wont regret it.



  • I asked for one as I recently ran out of shelf space!

    How do I zoom in?


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