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strina ([personal profile] strina) wrote2012-04-24 04:02 pm
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Added more books to my last post. Want to buy more. Intellectually I understand that I have WEEKS of reading material already, but emotionally I want to have ALL OF THE READING POSSIBILITIES EVER.

I keep putting off reading the books I'm most excited about because I'm so accustomed to being disappointed by m/m novels. They sound so good and then they often turn out to be awful. Like (I swear I won't harp on this forver) Venom's Bond, where it sounds like awesome hurt/comfort with xenokink and cultural misunderstandings and then it's RAPE, with a Stockholm-y rape chaser! Or even the Warders series, where the Dylan/Malic books are awesome and then both of the others I've read are terrible (Heart in Hand has too much book for so few pages and His Hearth suffers from too much exposition and weak characterisation).

I want to read Latakia and 18% Grey and Sinnerman and Long Lonely Howl and All's Fair in Love & Advertising and Abercrombie Zombie and Lord of the White Hell and The Gunfighter & the Gear-Head and Cut & Run and Becoming Elite, but I would SO MUCH rather anticipate them than read them and hate them. Which is why I have so many unread books, in case anyone was wondering.
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[personal profile] dine 2012-04-24 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I can recommend Cut & Run (and the sequels) - I really enjoyed reading them. FBI procedural with a couple twists and which (for me at least) wasn't immediately solvable; and the m/m relationship is interesting
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[personal profile] dine 2012-05-04 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
hope you enjoy the series!

are there any specific sub-genres in which you're most interested? I've got probably hundreds of e-books (that I've read) and at least that many more that I haven't, but I'd be happy to share my thoughts on stuff I enjoyed
dine: (booky - jchalo)

[personal profile] dine 2012-05-10 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
I read a lot of crap that hits my buttons but couldn't be (in any fashion) called 'good' - but these are authors I generally enjoy, and I can share with you if you're interested

James Buchanan - just about everything, esp. The Good Thief and the Taking the Odds series

Urban & Roux (jointly & separately) - you've already read the Cut & Run series, but I also highly recommend The Archer and Warrior's Cross

also, Dani Alexander's Shattered Glass is v. long and an engrossing read - I seriously stayed up all night to finish it.

I can share most of these - most are pdf, but there might be the occasional epub. let me know if you're interested in anything, and to which addy I should send them.
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[personal profile] kopernik 2012-04-24 10:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I have read two of those books and enjoyed them both a lot (if I don't tell you which ones, you can assume they're all great, right? Yeah, that's the ticket.) And actually I haven't read any of the others, so maybe they all ARE terrific. Who knows.

I suffer from the same complaint, it sounds like, though. There are so many things I have stashed for a rainy day. I'd have to live somewhere with nothing but monsoon seasons to get to it all.