What Are You Reading?

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  1. Paul Tamburro

    Paul Tamburro Executive Editor
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    Hello, book-lovers.

    While we hope that you spend the majority of your time reading GameRevolution, we won't be offended if you like to take a break from video games every once in a while and venture out into the world of literature.

    As such, I've started this thread for GR's avid readers to discuss the books they're currently hooked on. What are you reading this week?
     
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  2. MattAY

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    Currently reading through "Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" by George RR Martin. Takes place 100 years before Game of Thrones.
    Story surrounds "Dunk" and "Egg"....Dunk a lowly hedge knight, and Egg his squire whom is revealed near the beginning to be a secret Targaryen (Aegon V I think!)

    Quite a nice read, not as eventful as the main story so far. I think the whole book was 3 small novels, so it's kind of separated like arcs in an anime. I'm on the 3rd now, first 2 were great, and climaxed well!
     
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  3. COMaestro

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    Normally I am a very avid reader, but lately I just haven't been in the mood. Admittedly, nearly all of my books were in storage. Now that we've moved and have everything back, I think I'll pick up reading again in the near future as we slowly unpack everything. I think the last thing I read was an RPG book, Blades in the Dark, and that was months ago :/
     
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  4. The_bad_who

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    I'm mostly reading books from Québec, so not sure if any of you guys would know them! I read a lot a comic books too if that ever counts as book (They do in my opinion!)
     
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  5. Paul Tamburro

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy arrived today. This'll be my first time reading it.

    Aside from that, I've been reading Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff.
     
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  6. Jason Faulkner

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    I'm slowly flipping through press start to translate: This is what happens when you let a computer translate a video game? by Clyde Mandelin. I really like his Legends of Localization series, and this is a cool spin on his usual formula. It really shows just how far we are from proper Japanese-English machine translation.

    I've also been trying to find time to read through The Incal, but no luck so far.
     
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  7. oneshotstop

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    Every year around my birthday (on my birthday this year!) I read the next Jack Reacher novel. They are creative enough to flex my cop brain a little bit. The latest one tackled the opiate addiction issue in the midwest, and even started in Wisconsin! My stomping grounds!

    Between the Reacher books, of which there are now 22 (I think), I like to read the Stephen Hunter novels about my old sniper friend, Bob Lee Swagger. That movie "Shooter" was based on the book, "Point of Impact" by Stephen Hunter. There are a bunch of books in that series that follow Bob, and there are a bunch that follow his father, Earl. The latest one is about his grandfather, Charles, who is a very secretive government agent involved in a number of high profile cases. The book, in general, is about taking down John Dillenger.

    I also picked up the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn. I'd known about them for a while, but only recently took the dive after seeing the movie, American Assassin. If you haven't seen it, just know that it involves Michael Keaton biting off a chunk of a man's ear, and chewing on it with the most intensity I may have ever seen.

    What I should be doing, though, is writing that book I've been trying to write for....too long.
     
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