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  1. TRIFORCE89

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    Finished up The Bourne Supremacy (good, very long and kind of exhausting to read what Bourne and Marie go through). Since then I've read Live and Let Die 007 (fantastic). And now I'm reading The Lost Symbol (good so far)
     
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    Reading through the Song of Ice and Fire series now. I'm trying to catch up to the show, so I can read - watch at the same time. It's been a blast re-watching the show as I read the book. I finally understand who half the characters are and it's great.
     
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    Since my last reply, I finished The Lost Symbol and read Star Wars: Dark Force Rising. Now working on Moonraker 007
     
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    Since the above I've been working on the stupidly large (like 900+ pages?!) biography "Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination". This... is going to take me a while. Only around 200 page in or so I think right now. All-encompassing.

    But I must read it since I still consider thing guy my idol, all wrapped up in mythos, despite a chage of career ambitions. Even just as a person, it works.


    Somewhere between these two posts I also read "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age" from The Silmarillion because I don't know why
     
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    Finished all five ASoIaF books (dying for Winds of Winter now), so I started on my favorite author's newest book, A Cookoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling. Still trying to get "into" it, but it's growing on me. I recognize her style enough, but it's very clearly not as magical as Harry Potter - my favorite book series of all time.
     
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    Well, I finished it. The beginning was slow about his childhood and early years hoping between jobs. Once he started his own studio things got interesting. And it was just fascinating to read how much of a perfectionist he was. And obsessed with his work that things would pretty much be delayed indefinitely. And how much he wanted animation to be a respected artform (see, Fantasia).

    I stand by my choice of idol and inspiration.


    Took a little reading break after that. Filled up most of my train rides playing 2048, Solitaire, and Hashi Puzzles on my phone instead of reading a book on it through Aldiko. But, I'm back at reading now. I am reading The Bourne Ultimatum (third book), which I'm enjoying the pacing of more than The Bourne Supremacy (second book) and like the return to the Jackal plot from The Bourne Identity (first book).

    After that last Bourne book... I'll either finish the last book in the Star Wars Thrawn trilogy or hop back to the Bond books because I want to get those out of the way by the time Bond 24 hits threatres
     
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    I've been reading a bunch of comics lately.

    About a month ago or so, I read the first 100 issues of The Walking Dead over the course of a week. REALLY fantastic comic series, and different enough from the show to warrant a reading for anyone who likes it. I'm not sure if I like the source material more than the show, but I do like how it doesn't have to tone itself down simply because of who might be reading; the comics have some of the most brutal scenes I've ever seen in any form of entertainment (Issue 100's big moment being one of them...). I'll read the rest of the series at some point soon.

    About a week ago, I read The Last of Us: American Dreams on a road trip. It wasn't really a bad series, but I don't feel like it added a whole lot to the story; it tells how Ellie found Riley and Marlene, but I don't feel like a whole lot happens. If anything, it just feels like a small part of the Left Behind DLC that didn't make the cut, though I'm aware the comics came about half a year before Left Behind. Still, it isn't a bad read, and anyone who loved The Last of Us should give it a read. Anyone else though, I'm not so sure.

    Finally, a couple of days ago, I got to finally read Assassin's Creed: The Fall and Assassin's Creed: The Chain. As a huge fan of Assassin's Creed's modern storyline, I've wanted to read these comics for years, in order to see Daniel Cross' story for myself. I really enjoyed them; I had the story spoiled for me long ago, but it was still neat to see play out, especially since it explains some of the bigger background events mentioned in the games (The Great Purge, Desmond's kidnapping by Abstergo, etc.). I'm also in love with the art style, as it perfectly matches the series, in my opinion. My only problem is that the storyline moves along at a fast pace; while a lot happens in the comics, you don't get a lot of breathing room to take it all in. Still, anyone who likes the games, and maybe was wondering who the heck Daniel was in Assassin's Creed III, should give them a read.

    I'm replaying last year's Tomb Raider reboot right now, so I think I'm gonna read the new TR comics fairly soon. I don't like the art from what little I've seen, but they supposedly lead into Rise of the Tomb Raider, so I may as well read them.
     
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    Update to The Cuckoo's Calling... It's getting a lot better. Starting to really get into it, yet still SLOWLY reading it. Read it a lot on the plane to Hawaii a week or so ago. :)
     
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    Took me a while, but just wrapped up The Bourne Ultimatum. I enjoyed that a lot more than The Bourne Supremacy. Tied in to the first book a lot more while retaining the new characters and relationships from the second book. Just a good, fun spy thriller.

    Going to keep that up now by continuing with the Bond books. Going to start Diamonds are Forever tomorrow
     
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    Double posting because I finished that book. Thought "Diamonds Are Forever" was kind of... not boring... uneventful? Really short. And it was pretty normal spy vs mob stuff compared to the fantastical (bordering on the comical) plot of Moonraker before it. I enjoyed the Tiffany Case character though. Felt more like the Vesper character in the Casino Royale film to me than actual Vesper Lynd from the respective novel did.


    Either going to wrap up the Star Wars "Thrawn" trilogy or start Dan Brown's "Inferno" as that's the only Langdon book I haven't read yet. We'll see on the train tomorrow :D
     

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