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Jul. 19th, 2012 08:44 am
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Newsflash trilogy (Feed, Deadline and Blackout) by Mira Grant
Fifty Shades of Grey by wossname
Freedom: the sequel to Slave by Mende Nazer
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Cuttlefish by Dave Freer
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold







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Date: 2012-07-19 05:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
That's a fascinating log. O_o

Date: 2012-07-28 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msss.livejournal.com
Free Kindle books have a LOT to answer for! :-)

Date: 2012-07-29 03:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
Is that part of the reason! O:D

I'm just trying to match 50 Shades with Feed and CVA...

Date: 2012-07-29 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msss.livejournal.com
Well, part of it anyway. 50 shades was actually an ebook from our local library's new ebook program. I wasn't willing to pay for it!

The Mira Grant books were entirely my friend's fault. I found FEED abandoned on my doorstep and could hardly leave the poor thing out in the cold!

The two books about slavery were from the free Kindle list that I'm using (Hundred Zeroes).

Date: 2012-07-30 02:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archangelbeth
Thank goodness for libraries, where one can peer at books that one does not wish to pay for! O:D

And of course you couldn't leave Feed out there! You never know what it might infect...

Date: 2012-07-19 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebluerose.livejournal.com
I was highly disappointed in 50 Shades of Grey - poorly written and even more poorly edited. And the sex was not particularly all that either.

Feed is definately the best of the Newsflesh trilogy tho I liked how she finished it off in Blackout.

Snuff was EXCELLENT and led me to do a giant reread of much of the Discworld books by character, ie all the Sam Vimes books, all the Witches books etc

CVA is lovely and a great windup to the series.

I havent read the others but heard good things about Cuttlefish.

May I recommend The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern?

Date: 2012-07-28 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msss.livejournal.com
I've added it to the list! :-)

I completely agree on the others, especially Snuff - a re-read of all the Discworld books is now on my agenda (probably over Christmas).

Date: 2012-07-21 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] b-twin-1.livejournal.com
LOL How are you after the attempt on 50 Shades?? Brain burned out? :P

Date: 2012-07-28 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msss.livejournal.com
Yeah, I don't really get why it's made her so much money. Plus the guy is irritating. Although not quite as bad as Edward Cullen.

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