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    What do you read?

    I listen to audiobooks while I work. It keeps my mind busy while my hands do all the work. Sometimes I will listen to some music, but it's mostly books. I like sci-fi and fantasy, sometimes a thriller or mystery. I tend to collect books by the same author, but i don't collect everything. Except for Terry prachett, I have every book he's written.
    I have this issue with trying new books/authors though. It's like going on a blind date for me, maybe worse. Audible has over 10000 books in the sci-fi and fantasy category, and I have maybe 600 of them.
    There's the background, so what I'm asking is what authors do you like? Or what books?
    I'm looking for some new stuff to listen to. If you have a favorite, I'm looking to go on a blind date.

    These are some of the authors I like.
    Prachett
    King
    Poul Anderson
    Piers Anthony
    Orson Scott Card
    Lawrence Block
    Lincoln Child
    Douglas Preston
    Larry Niven
    Jerry Pournelle
    Kelly Armstrong
    Issac Asimov
    Greg Bear
    Fred Saberhagen
    Dean Koontz
    David Brin
    Dan Simmons
    Ben Bova
    Charles Sheffield




    One of the authors I have been looking at is Fritz Lieber, if you have read some of his stuff let me know how you liked it.

    Thanks,
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    John Scalzi
    Vernor Vinge
    Patrick Rothfuss

    These are just a couple of names that I can remember off the top of my head.

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    right there with you. long time Pratchett fan.

    also like "real life adventure", the most famous being "Kon Tiki".

    and for fun, Jim Butcher's "Harry Dresden" series.

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    One of my favorite series is The Wheel of Time. by Robert Jordan. http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Whee.../dp/0812511816 It is pretty darn good and they just finished the series.

    I have heard that this series is right up there with Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, but I have only read LOTR.
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    I'm right there with greasedbullet on Robert Jordan one of my all time Favs have read them a few times As well as The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind and R.A. Salvatore Drizzt series of books. Could go on and on with the dozens of books on the shelves but those hit the top of the list.

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    Oh yeah, can't forget the hobbit and Lotr, I read them when I was ten. I still love them. I loved the Ents.
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    Do you ever book swap Del, or is it not worth the trouble. Just digital downloads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrmnms View Post
    Do you ever book swap Del, or is it not worth the trouble. Just digital downloads?
    I use audible, swapping there isn't allowed. As far as books in text, I have been slowly giving away most of my library. I still have 500 or so, mostly ones I can't part with, or ones not yet in audio. I still wind up giving up a few books every year.
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