lnrcta Challenge 2015

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lnrcta Challenge 2015

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gen. 27, 2015, 2:43pm

Hi everyone, I'm the silent member that usually read evrything and says nothing. Kind of a ghost ;-)
I was wondering how it's possible that I cannot find a little hole for the last book I got. My partner said I should stop "eating" books and asked me how many I red last year. Well...I don't know.
But then I found this group and decided to join, so it will be fun to keep count of the book I'm "eating".
So here I go:

1. Royal Assasin - Robin Hobb - Poor Fitz....
2. Assasin's Quest - Robin Hobb - She is really hard on her characters
3. The Devil's Graveyard - Anonymous - Nonsense but somehow interesting
4. The Book Of Death - Anonymous - Still nonsense but still enjoyable
5. Mossflower - Brian Jacques - I'm reading them backwards, now I have to find a copy of Redwall
6. Harbinger Of Doom (Trilogy)- Glenn G. Thater - Bin at book 2, sounds like an old heroes saga, nothing particularly exciting but readable
7. Windhaven - George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle - Chacaters feels very real, like it

Sorry for my bad English, I'm still learning. Every correction is welcome :-)

gen. 27, 2015, 3:21pm

Welcome! Nice list for the year. You should *love* Fantasy February. :)

gen. 28, 2015, 7:22am

Hi, and welcome to the group!

gen. 29, 2015, 9:28am

Hi and thanks.
What's Fantasy February? Out with the frog! because I DO LOVE Fantasy

*"out with the forg" it's a poor translation of an Italian saying, in English I think it should be something like "spit it out"*

gen. 29, 2015, 9:31am

Fantasy February is a month long theme, set up by Mark (msf59) where people choose as many or as few fantasy books as they like to read and share what they've picked on the thread. It's a fun way of getting to find out about new books and seeing who reads books you might like, as well as having a little structure to the month.

The thread for it is here:


gen. 29, 2015, 10:32am

Thank you lunacat, I went and saw and (won LOL) wrote.
I usually avoid forums, read in silence what interest me and that's all of it.
This time I try to participate actively, it seems fun and I have discovered that I'm not a book nerd (that's what my cousins call me). At least, I'm not the only one ;-)

gen. 30, 2015, 6:40am

"Out with the frog"! I love it! I'm definitely going to start using that in everyday speech. *smiles*

gen. 30, 2015, 2:20pm

Hi scaifea, take some pictures of the (astonished) faces of the people to whom you speak ;-) *smiles*

Editat: gen. 30, 2015, 2:32pm

I'll start The Sorceress and the Cygnet and The Cygnet and the Firebird by Patricia A. McKillip tonight. Two novels in a book.
But I add them to my list when I finish reading them.
Windhaven ended yesterday evening and I wished it would have lasted a little longer, I found the end a bit abrupt. A nice and appropriate end but too soon.

feb. 4, 2015, 4:27pm

oh well, Cygnet is resting for now, I got Qualify from the LTMG and I read this one first.
I'm on chapter 11 and it's a fascinating reading.

feb. 10, 2015, 3:52pm

8. Qualify - Vera Nazarian - very good reading, absolutly to recommend
meanwhile I finished the third book of "Harbinger Of Doom".

I'd really like to have the e-book reader, the cats hate the pc and me to! It's hard to balance pc, cats and cup of tea all together.
I told BigMan that starting today there will be no more coffe and cake at the cafè until I save enough money to buy myself an e-book reader. Should have seen the face he did hahahahaha

feb. 16, 2015, 10:18am

9. Apex Rising - TOM Wright - could be good but I missed details in the way t is written, kind of a painting in black and white lacking the colours

feb. 21, 2015, 11:31am

10. The Book Of Tea - Kakuzö Okakura - not what I expected but it made me more curious about the eastern culture

feb. 27, 2015, 6:02pm

11. A Memory Of Light - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson - WOW! I want more of this. With all the idiots that are walking around, why should a genius like Jordan have to die???? It's not fair

març 20, 2015, 5:43pm

12. Cygnet - Patricia A. McKillip - It took me a while to get into the first novel, it was kind of slow. The second was better. All in all, I enjoyed the book.
Not reading much lately, the sun shine and the work outside need to be done. *sigh*

març 23, 2015, 8:55am

>14 lnrcta: Yeah, I agree. Have you tried any other Sanderson? His stuff is very good too.

març 24, 2015, 10:27am

Not yet but I have 2 in my list TBR....and the list "to buy" too......and I'm alredy over the March budget for books *sigh*

març 29, 2015, 3:53pm

13. The Silent Tower - Barbara Hambly - Interesting plot, interesting characters but one of this is enough for a time now. After reading Jordan/Sanderson other fantasy seems kind of too light ....I have to find out another good epic fantasy that "catch"

abr. 1, 2015, 6:31pm

14. Lens Of The World - R. A. Macavoy - That was something different. Characters feels alive, easy to read despite worlds of not-so-common use. I guessed the end only when I was past three quarters of the book. Now I have to find some other books of her.

Editat: abr. 1, 2015, 6:41pm

mmmm... To hit 75 at a regular pace, I'm behind of 4 books. Should be by number 18 by now. If it keeps raining like that, I'll catch up by next week :-( ..or should I say :-D ?

abr. 4, 2015, 6:21am

15. World Of Shawn - Jordan Ehrlich - Same old love story in a very original contest. The end was a bit messy but the book is easy to read and enjoyable.

abr. 8, 2015, 4:32pm

16. Alphabet Of Thorn - Patricia McKillip - This one was good, I liked it very much. Liked the way the stories went, parallel and twined together at the same time. Caught me from the start.

abr. 19, 2015, 4:07pm

17. Seventh Son - Joseph Delaney - Wonderful for young people, I enjoyed reading it too. I bought it at the airport, it's the book from the film about the Spook's serie. There's the first 2 books together.

abr. 23, 2015, 9:31am

18. Out Of The Woods - William D. Carl - Not as scary as I expected. The mighty bad god (monster) reminded me of a toy my cousin had as a child. But it was a smooth reading, ok to pass these evenings when I don't have the brain for something demanding. And a good break from Dickens.

maig 1, 2015, 7:51am

19. He Who Walks In Shadow - Brett J. Talley - Not bad, missing a bit of suspence and the characters were not so good defined, it seemed always the same person telling the tale.

Editat: maig 2, 2015, 6:14pm

20. The Impaler's Revenge - Ioana Visan - Too short but well written. It's a new interesting way to see vampires. I enjoyed it.

maig 3, 2015, 12:30pm

Never ever watch a film based on a book. My Big Man made me watch "Seventh Son" (based on the "Spook" serie) and it was an utterly disappointment. Messed up. Never ever again.

maig 6, 2015, 6:47pm

21. The Weight Of A Wing - Ioana Visan - I like the way Ioana write: easy, clear, good description but not overlong. The story was good too.

maig 10, 2015, 11:54am

22. The Year Of Our Invasion - Margaret Pearce - That was actually good. It was fun to see the story develop through the eyes of little Raven. I thjing I will get some more works of this author.

maig 13, 2015, 7:22am

23. L'Ultimo Cavaliere - Stephen King - Well, either I forgot how it feels to read in Italian or the translation sucks. Anyway it's another very intriguing book, I'm already by the second. The fourth will be in English and then I'll see if it's me or the poor translator.

maig 19, 2015, 4:14pm

24. La chiamata dei tre - Stephen King - Better than the first one. Either I'm getting the feeling for Italian back or this book is transleted better. Anyway, I LOVE this man! He can always surprise me with his stories. I'm enjoying these books a lot.

maig 24, 2015, 10:10am

25. Terre Desolate - Stephen King - Everybody stop! I need a library. I want the fourth book and the others too. Now I'm stuck with this story, cannot stop thinking how it will go on.
Geepers! If I had a million I'm sure I would spend it in books.

maig 25, 2015, 4:13pm

26. Lyra's Oxford
27. Once Upon A Time In The North - Philip Pullman - Lyra's story is one of my favourite ever and I enjoyed these two short stories as well.

juny 1, 2015, 3:08pm

28. Sheepfarmer's daughter - Elizabeth Moon - I found my new she-hero :-D I liked it very much. I've already the secondbook in hand

juny 14, 2015, 7:05am

29. Divided Allegiance - Elizabeth Moon - Oh my! This book has such a sad end.... Now I hope in the third book everything will be good again, I grew fond of Paks and I'd hate to see her end badly.

juny 19, 2015, 3:13pm

30. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - oh my....it was a while since I got tears in my eyes reading a book....This is a must read.Beautiful story

juny 25, 2015, 5:51pm

31. La terra del fiore azzurro - Frances H. Burnett - That's a lovely tale, with a good moral.I enjoyed it.

juny 25, 2015, 5:55pm

32. Oath Of Gold - Elizabeth Moon - Now I am happy.Paks got the glory she deserves. After all that suffering and sacrifice she was able to keep her faith and was rewarded. I really liked these books, I would recommend them.

jul. 5, 2015, 6:15pm

33. Finders Keepers - Stephen King - this man is a genius, loved this book from beginning to end.

jul. 11, 2015, 10:11am

34. Divergent - Veronica Roth - there's some similarities between this book and the Hunger Games. I liked it though. I'm thinking about getting the other books now. I should look how many other books there are before I buy the first one or I'll end up a destitute.....with loads of books and nothing to eat.

Editat: jul. 13, 2015, 2:40pm

35. The Red Inn - Honoré de Balzac - didn't know this one.A short story with an interesting plot and a conscience dilemma. Glad I read it.

jul. 23, 2015, 5:50am

36. The Cat's Maw - Brooke Burgess - Slow at the beginning but catching afterwards. I loved the way the author described the cat's behaviour, seemed to being looking at mine. I nice reading, happy that I choose this book from the LTMG.

ag. 10, 2015, 10:32am

37. English Fairy Tales - Joseph Jacobs - This is acollections of English Folklore tales and I enjoyed it very much - I love fairy tales! Most interesting was the final notes of the autors, in wich he writes sources and pararllels of the tales. Many of these tales are told in Italy too, with some differences and other names, but the tale is basically the same. Very nice.

ag. 11, 2015, 4:46pm

38. Fire - Alan Rodgers - I like how the author writes, directly, clearly, just as it happens. The plot was interesting too. The end was so so. I think authors (in general) should put aside what they are writing for a while before they write the end, so maybe they wouldn't be in a hurry to finish the book and get some better ends for their stories.

ag. 14, 2015, 5:44pm

39. Keepers - Gary A. Braunbeck - Well, not really my tipe of reading. I found it wasn't consequent somehow, as if some parts were missing. Reminded me of these times when I let my thoughts ramble free and yes, they are somehow connected to each other but with no real meaning. And a bit too mushy about the big love between the main character and Beth.

ag. 18, 2015, 7:30am

40. Spectacle - SJ. Pierce - Just finished and still wiping tears from my face. Liked it very much. The end was very emotional and it hit me fully. Fortunately it was a good (some sad) end.

ag. 22, 2015, 2:07pm

41. Daimones - Massimo Marino - Good, nice reading. Interesting future for the humans.

ag. 24, 2015, 12:40pm

42. Captivate Me - SJ. Pierce - Well, romance is not really my thing. It's the first book of this author I got my fingers on without looking what it was about, so my fault. I'm not saying the book is bad, no no. It's just not the kind I like reading. But the easy, fresh way the authors write make it bearable and I made it to the end.

ag. 25, 2015, 5:30pm

43. Compete - Vera Nazarian - Wow, I liked it very much. Just catching and "keeping". I mean that it was hard to stop reading when I had to. The QS Races...I found myself holding my breath.
And the way the author describe the Pilot Training is awesome: so precise and detailed.
Absolutely to reccomend and already waiting for the next.

set. 16, 2015, 6:59pm

44. Wizard and Glass - Stephen King - woha...I love this story and the author.He's a genius

set. 26, 2015, 8:26pm

45. Hawk - Marie Powell - Not bad,seems a well researched book.I enjoyed the Welsh lore

oct. 8, 2015, 11:38am

46. Wolf Justice - Doranna During - Not bad but I missed more action and the emotion were mildly written, almost faded. Nice enough plot but it could have bin more interesting if narrated more powerfully.

oct. 11, 2015, 4:55pm

47. Insurgent - Veronica Roth - Lame at the beginning, it took up pace and got exiting to the end. I found these books very easy to read and I enjoyed this one

Editat: oct. 25, 2015, 12:28pm

48. Allegiant - Veronica Roth - Nice and sad end. In this book the feelings were more in the focus, thought about and kind of explained (I mean you get to know why the characters feel that way). It was slow but quite catching at the same time.

oct. 27, 2015, 8:05pm

49. Blue Gold - Clive Cussler - I find it every time amazing how Clive invent different stories that then merge into one great story. Absolute enjoyable

Editat: nov. 4, 2015, 1:14pm

50. Deception Point - Dan Brown - He is a brilliant mind,never end to fascinate me with his stories. Definitely one of my favourite when it's something else as dragon and other worlds.

Editat: nov. 5, 2015, 4:44pm

51. Cobweb Bride - Vera Nazarian - A little boring at the beginning but interesting at the end. A new view of death, interesting and original.

nov. 6, 2015, 1:57pm

52. Onirica (Italian version) - Aurora Stella - A book in Italian again, just so. Not bad but not so interesting either.

nov. 11, 2015, 4:11pm

53. A Night Amongst The Gravestones - Helen Deakin - Very very short story and superficially told. Not scary and a bit disappointing at the end.

nov. 13, 2015, 4:16pm

54. Il fantasma di Centerville - Oscar Wilde - It's an Italian audio book. I love Oscar Wilde, too funny in its own way and deep at the same time.

nov. 18, 2015, 4:22am

55. Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King - Wow, this was again a masterpiece. I know what I want for Christmas: the others books of the Dark Tower series

nov. 22, 2015, 6:33pm

56. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall - Anne Bronte - wow such passion and purity and vices and heaven for the righteous and hell for the sinners. I like very much how the Bronte sisters put emotions in words.

nov. 26, 2015, 6:03pm

57. Evensong - Krista Walsh - Interesting plot and easy to read. The characters are alive and the writing crisp - if I may say so. I'll watch out for the other books.

nov. 29, 2015, 5:43pm

58. Kiya - Katie Hamstead - nice reading,flowing and clear.Nice plot too, with some really catching points.

nov. 29, 2015, 5:48pm

58. Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh - Katie Hamstead - Nice, flowing reading and nice plot too, with some really catching points.

des. 1, 2015, 1:43pm

59. Eclipsed by Shadow - John Allen Royce
60. The Golden Spark - John Allen Royce
61. Into the Dark - John Allen Royce

A nice trilogy about horses, easy to read even for people that don't know much about them.
Interesting an well written, these books give a good insight in history and will make you love horses.

des. 4, 2015, 7:03pm

62. The Final Formula - Becca Andre - I loved this book, I'll go for the second for sure. Loved the grim and the plot, told the "other way around".

des. 6, 2015, 7:23pm

63. The Woodlands - Lauren Nicolle Taylor - A little boring at the beginning the book went more interesting at the end but still not really my thing.

des. 10, 2015, 6:12pm

64. The Park Service - Ryan Winfield - that's a view of the future that is not so impossible. Greed ha us already, see all the lobbies that already exist. I don't know if I am more for Prof. Radcliffe or if I agree with young Aubrey. Both have good arguments for their actions. Sure is that I would not want to live a thousand years, I settle for two or three hundred, just the time it takes me to read all the books I want to read ;)

des. 15, 2015, 5:06pm

65. The Forgotten Spell - Constance Wallace - I found it difficult to stick on the book, I missed smoothnes in the writing and some more suspence, it was kind of too straight told. Don't think I'll go for the second book, not this one.

des. 19, 2015, 11:58am

66. Fire & Ice - Patty Jansen - I wasn't very convinced at first but then the story caught me and now I want the other books too.

des. 22, 2015, 6:25pm

67. Song Of Susannah - Stephen King - every book he writes is a surprise and a good one too. I loved the last part, the diary.

Editat: des. 24, 2015, 4:45pm

68. Balanced on the Blade's Edge - Lindsay Buroker - nice smooth reading and a nice tale too. Loved the way Ridge and Sardelle debated inside themselves if the other was interested as much as they are, falling in love but not admitting it. It's written as it was"felt" rather than the usual smoochy way.

des. 26, 2015, 4:43pm

69. The Element Of Death - Becca Andre - short but nice like the first.I like the way of writing of this author

des. 31, 2015, 4:00pm

70. Sympathy for the Devil: 1 - Tim Pratt - Nice anthology with nice tale about the Devil. Some story are nicer than other, but it's an enjoyable reading at any rate.

des. 31, 2015, 4:11pm

And so these my year readings. I'm half way through another 2 books but I keep counting a book when I finish it.
Now, I'm happy that's there is LTMGA and LTER and Amazon with its ebooks for free and for only cents.
Counting an average cost of 10 € er book (if I should have bought every book I red) I would have spent around 700€ only for books this year.....And now I know where the money has gone the past year....
So much for my 30 € per month to spend in books :-( definitively to less, since I love paper books.
I don't dislike ebooks, it's a wonderful thing. Save place and save money too. But....the feeling of a book in my hand and to have them nicely on the shelves to touch and open and reread some nice passages... Somehow I miss this.
But I won't complain. Ebooks are fine, especially if I will ever get an ebook reader.
My pc is broken and I'm currently reading on my cell phone. I don't need to say anything else.

Wish you all a happy new year ans a lot of nice books. Enjoy reading everybody :-D