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I absolutely love to read. Isn't that why we come here? I'm really big on finding cool new fiction. However, I do break every now and then to RPG it up. 

The Republic of Thieves - Scott Lynch Absolutely blown away. It got pushed back and pushed back and it was annoying as all hell some days waiting for so long. But it was well worth the wait. I just hope it doesn't take forever to see The Thorn of Emberlain. I can't wait to read about more of Locke and Jean's (mis)adventures.
The Troupe - Robert Jackson Bennett Wonderfully crafted. The setting during vaudevillian times was definitely fun. Got a warehouse 13 vibe throughout most of the novel. That was kind of cool.
The Ouroboros Cycle, Book 1: A Monster's Coming of Age Story - G.D. Falksen Sparkly vampires, these are not. Thank god for that. I truly didn't know what to expect from this book when I first heard about it. It seemed like a book I would enjoy for sure, but I had so many book series that I wanted to catch up on, and only a couple dollars here and there each month to spend on those sequels. If I could see my past self now, I would've punched the living day lights out of him. I waited way too long to invest in a copy of this book. I did not want to put it down. In fact, I'm almost tempted to jump back in, read it one more time before moving on.

It was beautifully written. The characters are oh so clever. The take on the vampire mythos is absolutely refreshing. I very much look forward to the day the second book goes on preorder. Until then, I'll ride myself over with Blood in the Skies, which I plan on ordering now when I order Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch.
With a Tangled Skein - Piers Anthony Huzzah! Another Incarnation fouls Satan! I'm really beginning to like these books. I just wish he didn't write about women in such a terrible light.
The Strange Case of Mr. Salad Monday: A Tor.Com Original - G.D. Falksen Not bad. Not bad at all. Looking forward to finally getting to read one of his full novels starting this week.
Summer Knight - Jim Butcher The bookstore owners were right. These are getting progressively better.
Bearing An Hourglass - Piers Anthony I find reading this series quite funny. He writes so matter-of-factly. He really likes to explain things. He makes me think of that overly passionate friend who wants to describe everything in great detail to you. I'm totally ok with that. Makes for a fun read.
Embassytown - China MiƩville Wow. Just wow. I know it's been awhile since I'd gotten around to reading a Mieville book. But oh my, this was definitely the one for my return. Very glad I've picked up multiple copies of this at bookshops when they've been put on the bargain shelf. I'm definitely going to be giving copies of this to friends.
Crooked Little Vein - Warren Ellis Short, sweet, and downright ridiculous at times. I've always been a sucker for detective stories, and I'm not easily offended by much. So this book ended up being right up my alley. There's more than enough weird to freak out most people, so tread lightly if you choose to add this to your list.
The Gargoyle - Andrew Davidson I found this inside one of those bargain bins at Big Lots. As it only cost me a couple bucks, it sat on the shelf next to a bunch of other books I picked up that weekend. I had more pressing reads to attend to. When I finally got around to reading it, I was unhappy with myself for putting it off so long. It was a wonderful love story with enough side stories planted throughout as to give me a break from the main plot at just the right times. I looked forward to picking it up everyday to read, and was quite sad when it ended.

I love when bargain books are a pleasant surprise. It happens too rarely.
The Fifth Elephant (Discworld, #24) - Terry Pratchett Not bad. Pratchett is always a smart choice for some good clean fun between larger books.

The Choice (The Returned, #0.7)

The Choice (The Returned, #0.7) - Jason Mott Ks

The Sparrow (The Returned, #0.6)

The Sparrow (The Returned, #0.6) - Jason Mott This one was absolutely wonderful. One left. Hope the book itself is as touching as this story was.

The First (The Returned)

The First (The Returned) - Jason Mott One of three down. Premise is interesting enough for me to be Looking forward to reading the other two short stories. Whether or not I'll REALLY want to read the book afterwards is another story.
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman Quite a wonderful read. With the way everything was described, I could visualize what some of it would look like in the silver screen. Quite nice that I have a free Sunday to see if my view and BBC's view match up.

Gaiman is a true magician. While I've encountered quite a few books that have floored me (like The Night Circus), Sir Neil has never produced a story I have not fallen in love with to a degree. Looking forward to quite a few more years exploring the wonderful worlds he has created and will continue to create.
Wolf Boy: A Novel - Evan Kuhlman Very touching story of a family overcoming grief over the loss of a loved one. Having the comic strips that Stephen was writing throughout the book actually inside the book was pretty awesome.

Currently reading

Wielding a Red Sword
Piers Anthony