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Spring-ish Books
9. Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks. (Audio book) First book of his I'd read, suspenseful and interesting... doesn't get an "A", but I enjoyed it enough that I'll look for other books he's written.

8. Object-Oriented Modeling and Design with UML, Michael Blaha and James Rumbaugh. Also, UML2 and the Unified Process, by Jim Arlow and Ila Neustadt. These were school books, and I only read certain chunks of them, so I'm counting them as one entry.

7. Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, by John Grogon. (Audio book) This was cute and fun, perfect road-reading.

6. The White Dragon, by Anne McCaffrey. (Audio book) My favorite childhood author, it's fun re-reading her books as an adult.

5. A Clash of Kings, by George R. R. Martin. Second in a series, and now an HBO miniseries. Trying to keep reading ahead of the show. Enjoying it enough that I'm worried it won't be long before I've caught up to the author and am waiting with frustration for him to write the next one....

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I've gotten addicted to audio books to make my commute seem shorter. They are a great way to distract the miles away. It's working, and I sometimes even find myself looking forward to my next commute! Today's library trip found me taking home Angelology, and 3 planet books by CS Lewis. Should be fun!

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lillyrayne From: lillyrayne Date: May 26th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I cried for a week after reading Marley and Me.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 27th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the ending is sad. But a happy sort of sad....
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: May 26th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
i'm *really* enjoying Game of Thrones, and have considered reading the books. i'm worried i'll have an even more difficult time keeping track of the characters - there are SO many!
jocosa From: jocosa Date: May 26th, 2011 07:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Read the books. Seriously. The series is doing 1 book per season and just signed on for season 2. The series is fantastic but to make a huge book fit in 11 shows it sped up a lot and cut a lot out of book 1. The books are fantastic and by reading them you will get so much more out of it. Each chapter is named after the char it is covering so is not hard to keep track. There is so much more to Dany and Arya, hell to all of them. :P The series is being sympathetic to Cersei and yeah she is so not deserving in the books. Read the books. :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 27th, 2011 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! The show is really well-done (if a little graphic at times, heh..) Give the first one a try - there's a good chance you'll like it. Also it's got an appendix in the back listing who's in what family and stuff.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: May 27th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
i put book #1 on hold today (:
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 27th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
We have a copy, if you don't get yours by the time I see you, you're welcome to borrow it! (:
From: writerwench Date: May 26th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I read the C.S. Lewis 'planet' books years ago, and found them, um, a bit preachy. Utopian sort of thing. They might come over a LOT better as audio.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 27th, 2011 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I read them as a teen, and quite liked them. I'm interested to see what I think as an adult! I do remember them being very moral, so we'll see. So far (1 disk in) I'm enjoying the first one....
kevinnickerson From: kevinnickerson Date: May 26th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm about 100 pages shy of the end of A Clash of Kings. I just tossed it aside last night to move to other books. I may, or may not, get back to it.

The problem is that it is incredibly dull. It just plods.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 27th, 2011 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)
There are definitely some slow spots, but in general I'm liking them. Arya's my favorite character, and in general I want more Stark chapters and less of some of the others!
kevinnickerson From: kevinnickerson Date: May 27th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tegan says to not get too attached to any character. The minute you do, they'll get killed in the next chapter.
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