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Old 06-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #2451
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I suppose he could have waited until all 7 books (7-10K pages) were written, edited, and ready before releasing anything. Books of this stature take time, no way around it.

I am ready for the next one, but I will have to wait.

Try reading the Dark Tower cycle. It's finished... and that took much longer.
No, of course it would have made no sense to wait until the series was complete. I wasn't complaining about having to wait for #6-#7, just recognizing that they won't be available anytime soon. I'm guessing 2-3 years soonest for #6.

I will try the Dark Tower, when I feel ready for such heavy reading again. I need a bit of time to recover from A Game of Thrones since I read #1-#5 with practically no break, almost 5,000 pages.

Waiting for #6 and #7 will give me something to look forward to.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #2452
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How do I download them? I went to the link & clicked on the book name under Kindle, but all I got was jibberish. I'm using my phone to download it but I also have Kindle on my phone. Thanks.
I know nothing about phone apps, asking the wrong person here. I downloaded them as Mobi files to my laptop, then I will load them onto my Kindle. Sorry, no help.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #2453
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Just finished Geyser Life, about 3 grown siblings and their runaway Dad. Lots of food for thought, e.g., how I can't measure your corn in my half-bushel.

Now I'm going to Google that expression and see if it means what I think it does.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #2454
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Buonasera,

Deciding which books to tote over to Puglia Condo ...

I shall take over :

1. Vefa´s Kitchen ( Greek cuisine ) written by: Vefa Alexiadou
Regional Greek specialties from the sea and the mountains ...

2. The Silver Spoon for Children : Italian Regional dedicated to childrens palates

3. Recipes from an Italian Summer

4. The Silver Spoon ( a classic and traditional Italian regional bible )

5. Tuscany ( the specialties of Tuscana )

6. The silver spoon Pasta


Have lovely evening,
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:10 PM   #2455
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I will try the Dark Tower, when I feel ready for such heavy reading again.
Greg, my husband has read all the Dark Tower series and he loved it...I am sure you will too
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #2456
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Thanks Kylie. I'm a bit overloaded by heavy novels, and need a break, and unfortunately I've started some adrenaline loaded US Border Patrol vs. Mexican crime lords novel. (Triple Crossing by Sebastian Rotella)

I think I'll be back to fantasy soon. It's just that George R.R. Martin was a pretty heavy dose, particularly after reading the first 5 in series, about 4500 pages, in sequence.

I think what I need even better is a break from all fiction. I've been reading Ratio in my lighter moments.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #2457
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Yes, I can see that you certainly have done some heavy reading...nice to have a bit of a break and read something a little lighter

As far as fantasy novels, have you read any Tad Williams?
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #2458
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Nope, no Tad Williams, never heard of the author.

My fantasy recommendations:

Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series ("The Hollows" series). Good on so many levels. Each novel can be appreciated on its own and each has a satisfying ending, although they should be read in order of publishing date.

Karen Moning's Fever series (now complete). Novels do not stand alone, or only loosely, but the series is complete so you can read this series from debut to conclusion without any hitch. This series is what really hooked me on fantasy, although Harrison shares the blame too. :)
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:10 PM   #2459
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I have made a note of your recommendations, cheers Greg :)

Hubby just said, when you have time, try the Tad Williams fantasy series, that they are a fabulous read

It is the Shadowmarch Series
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Just started "The Dog who Knew too Much" by Spencer Quinn. I like this series (this is #4) about a private detective and his dog. The stories are told from the dog's point of view. Good light reading. A little mystery-thriller, a little comedy.
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