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Ma Jian
Progress: 64/285 pages
The Rise Of Endymion (Hyperion Cantos #4)
Dan Simmons
Progress: 120/580 pages
Big Breasts & Wide Hips: A Novel
Mo Yan
Progress: 200/500 pages
Natsuo Kirino, Rebecca Copeland
Progress: 30/463 pages
Bailout Nation, with New Post-Crisis Update: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy
Barry Ritholtz
A Feast for Crows  - George R.R. Martin
"I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood."

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin the series get's better and better, I'll admit that! --- SPOILER --- hah! finally, almost all the Starks are gone! (why, oh why, is Catelyn still around?!?) I'm kinda sorry for Sandor though. ... and I just knew the Lannisters could not be "the villain" - they were far too obvious!

A Clash of Kings (HBO Tie-in Edition): A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two

A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin Well... it certainly does get more and more interesting... ... and Sansa gets more and more stupid :/ (seriously - haven't been so frustrated with a character in like... ever!) also: why do I like Sandor Clegane the best? oO

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

A Game of Thrones  - George R.R. Martin So - I finally read it. It's good - especially since there are several characters and plotlines developed thoughout the book. And none of them are perfect... (I mean - seriously - Sansa is such a stupid bint! and Ned? I get the honour thing and all, but really, how can you be so naive??) (still, how can Ned be dead?!?) ... plus, the last scene = WTF?? oO
The Demon Trap: A Short Story from the Manhattan in Reverse Collection [Short Reads] - Peter F. Hamilton

what can I say? I'm in love with Paula Myo :)

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection - Christopher Rowe, Stephen Baxter, Paul Di Filippo, Terry Bisson, Walter Jon Williams, M. John Harrison, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Vandana Singh, Gardner R. Dozois, Brendan DuBois, Pat Murphy, Nancy Kress, James Patrick Kelly, Peter F. Hamilton, Vernor Vinge, Kage Baker, Benjam a very powerfull short story :)

The Drowning

The Drowning (Patrik Hedström, #6) - Camilla Läckberg seriously? sometime 'round the half of the book it started to feel like CSI season 10 or higher - intriguing, but abstract enough that you just know the screenwriters were bored ;)

The Hidden Child

The Hidden Child - Camilla Läckberg not bad, if somewhat tedious - again (or maybe I should stop with the "read all the books by the same author" tactic...) quite an inetersting view on Nazizm in Sweden - for those, who find that interesting (yes, me!)

The Gallows Bird (Patrik Hedstrom 4)

The Gallows Bird (Patrik Hedström, #4) - Camilla Läckberg A bit better than the previuos one. Didn't figure it out till like 2/3rds of the book. A solid read...

Misspent Youth

Misspent Youth - Peter F. Hamilton it's like watching a trainwreck happening and not being able to pull your eyes away, 'cause, maybe, it will not go the way you think it will, and then it goes exactly that way, but you continue reading, hoping that the author might still fix things somehow and pull off a happy end, and you wouldn't mind that much, really... only he doesn't. and it's kinda great. once you've had a while to digest the whole thing, that is...

The Stonecutter: A Novel (Pegasus Crime)

The Stonecutter (Patrik Hedström, #3) - Camilla Läckberg, Steven T. Murray On one hand, the form - flashbacks interspacing the storyline - has gotten pretty broing and tedious by now. On the other: major mindf*ck at the end. So: a good book. :)

The Preacher: A Novel (Pegasus Crime)

The Preacher: A Novel (Pegasus Crime) - Camilla Läckberg As previously, a good, solid read, though the mystery/thriller part is somewhat diminished by the surrounding daily drama... Also: I figured it out too soon again - must be too much CSI/Criminal Minds ;) Still, I'd recommend for a summer read...

The Ice Princess: A Novel

The Ice Princess: A Novel - Camilla Läckberg "Who would have thought it was something so awful?" (p.320) ... ekhem. me? 'round page 20-ish --' but anyway - good book. great story line, the suspense is there and the answers are not THAT obvious. I'd skip the personal/romancey stuff, but that's just me ;)

The Naked God (The Night's Dawn)

The Naked God (Night's Dawn, #3) - Peter F. Hamilton Manages to keep you on your toes up to the very end! Hamilton is a genius! ... though the ending is not that satisfactory (thus 4 out of 5).

The Neutronium Alchemist (The Night's Dawn Trilogy)

The Neutronium Alchemist (Night's Dawn, #2) - Peter F. Hamilton Waaaaay awesome. Totally captivating and breathtaking trough the sheer scope of the story. Truly, a masterpiece!

Snuff: A Novel of Discworld (Discworld Novels)

Snuff (Discworld, #39) - Terry Pratchett a solid read, as always with Pratchett. yet, the theme's are so much more mature than when the Discworld was first created. a sign of time, passing... still - definitely worth reading :)