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Nateskate
11-03-2009, 05:19 AM
On a previous thread I noticed many people here have been reading each other's works, expecially unpublished manuscripts. I'm just wondering how many of you have read at least one manuscript of another writer here?

Also, I'm wondering how many ms each of you have read total, just to get an idea how frequently this is being done???

I've read several AWers published works, but no unpublished ms.

Yeshanu
11-03-2009, 06:05 AM
I've beta'd a couple of unpublished ones, and read some published stuff.

I'm proud to be part of a group like this. :)

scarletpeaches
11-03-2009, 06:08 AM
Shedloads. Mostly tt42's of course. She writes at a rate of knots. But lemme see...at the moment I have works by eight different AWers on my hard drive.

Twenty-four different projects by tt42 alone, fourteen of which are complete manuscripts.

backslashbaby
11-03-2009, 06:15 AM
Only one full manuscript, but it was an awesome one :) I have no doubt it'll be in stores for everyone to read.

mscelina
11-03-2009, 06:20 AM
Let me think...um...probably something like 20 to 25 or so? I've read a lot of portions for people if they were having particular trouble with it. I've bought probably another 25 or so, both e-pubbed and traditionally published.

Those were the good old days though. It's hard for me to find the time away from my desk to beta much anymore. I have a particular beta group developed here on AW I will always find time to read for, however.

ChaosTitan
11-03-2009, 07:36 AM
Whole manuscripts - two or three, I think. I've read individual chapters or chunks of manuscripts for maybe half a dozen others.

NicoleMD
11-03-2009, 08:04 AM
I've bought about 8 AW novels that I can think of. It's really cool reading stuff by people I sort of know.

ETA: I read online short stories fairly often too. Not much unpublished stuff anymore, though.

Nicole

scarletpeaches
11-03-2009, 08:13 AM
I'm not here to lern to rite moar betterer at all. I just schmooze up to people for free books. :D

Ken
11-03-2009, 08:35 AM
... hats off to those who read other AWers works. No better show of support!

eyeblink
11-03-2009, 09:00 AM
Published novels by Melissa Marr, Timewaster (two), Bethany and Shady Lane. I also own a copy (signed!) of IdiotsRUs's novel but I haven't read it yet.

Betas of novels by Shara (two), Broadswordbabe (two, one of which currently in progress), Wonderlander, Shady Lane (two), Nakhlasmoke, Fenika and significant portions of two by Waylander.

Caitlin Black
11-03-2009, 09:52 AM
I've got Evernight and Stargazer by Claudia Gray.

That is all. :( If I had more money (or, say, a job) I'd buy a lot more AW novels.

I haven't read any unpublished works because, well, I haven't asked and I haven't been offered, and also I don't really want to put my own work on the internet... (presumably) healthy paranoia, I suppose, not that I actually think people would try to steal my work...

But as I go, if I find books by AWers I'll try and buy them, regardless of genre.

Matera the Mad
11-03-2009, 09:58 AM
Two published (not including free reads) and an uncertain number of unpublished, some of which I hope benefitted from it. Even more bits and pieces, and more to come.

motormind
11-03-2009, 11:45 AM
I tried to read a few published works from writers on here, but I have yet to finish them. I guess I just picked some that weren't really my taste.

Mara
11-03-2009, 12:04 PM
I'm broke at the moment, but I'm slowly making a list of AW-related books I want to read when I have some cash. :)

Gary Clarke
11-03-2009, 01:36 PM
I've read two published works from AW ( Patricia Wood's The Lottery and Robert W's Before I Wake.) I really enjoyed both of them.

Edited to say: I also read Adrienne Kress's Alex and The Ironic Gentleman ( how could I have forgot?)

KTC
11-03-2009, 02:24 PM
I've read quite a few. Orion/willietheshakes/toothpaste/popmuze/maestro/neurofizz/etc, etc, etc. And I've read a few unpublished ones too.

Rowan
11-03-2009, 03:02 PM
I've read partials for one AWer and a full for another AWer (unpublished). Both were great reads!!! :D

Published AWer: John Levitt , aka Rugrat - "Dog Days" (also a great read). Hope to get ChaosTitan's "Three Days to Dead" when it comes out. Chapter 1 hooked me...

[Can you tell I love urban fantasy?] :)

sheadakota
11-03-2009, 03:18 PM
Quite a few published books by AWer's and I have beta'd for two that I can remember.

Raphee
11-03-2009, 03:43 PM
Don't have access to AW writers since I live in Pakistan, and only bestsellers or books from big presses reach the stores here.

Amazon is out of bounds because of the high postage they charge on International mail.

James81
11-03-2009, 05:40 PM
Hmmm, I read Will Lavender's book about a year ago. Good stuff, although I think I remember not liking the ending. But it was very well written and I still enjoyed it.

I have maestro's book in my queu now, and it's the next one on my list to read.

Those are the published writer's books I've read here thus far.

As for unpublished...I beta read for a girl here about a year ago. It was written very well and easy to read and I had a lot of fun critiquing it.

thethinker42
11-03-2009, 05:45 PM
Shedloads. Mostly tt42's of course. She writes at a rate of knots. But lemme see...at the moment I have works by eight different AWers on my hard drive.

Twenty-four different projects by tt42 alone, fourteen of which are complete manuscripts.

I've read all three of SP's completed books and bits and pieces of others. And I love them all. Seriously.

I've bought about a dozen books by AW'ers, but made the mistake of putting them in the wrong pile on Moving Day, and they ended up in a box that went to storage instead of Japan. :( But, they're waiting for me when I return. :D Off the top of my head, I have Ray's book, one or two of Uncle Jim's...can't recall the rest off hand. *makes note to find that box on next visit to States*

And now that we've got some financial crap sorted out, I fully intend to order a few more AW books off Amazon. Just haven't decided which. :D

Perks
11-03-2009, 06:01 PM
Collinsfort Village by Joe Ekaitis
Offspring by Liam Jackson
Vibrating Moonlight by Jason Tudor
The Lottery by Patricia Wood
The Gentle Axe by Roger Morris
Before I Wake by Robert J. Wiersma
Obedience by Will Lavender
Your Critically Ill Child: Life and Death Choices Parents Must Face by Dr. Christopher M. Johnson
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor by Dr. Christopher M. Johnson
Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas
Alex and The Ironic Gentlemen by Adrienne Kress
Timothy and the Dragon's Gate by Adrienne Kress
The Unbreakable Child by Kim Michele Richardson
Sixty-Six by William Haskins
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Interrogator By JJ Cooper
Between Brothers by Lauren Gallagher

I've also read a handful of as-yet-unpublished manuscripts and I've got a AWer's screenplay awaiting me!

(Anyway, I think that's everybody so far, but I'll amend if I remember any others. I want more!)

scarletpeaches
11-03-2009, 06:04 PM
The Lottery by Patricia Wood
Of Marriageable Age by Sharon Maas
Alex and The Ironic Gentlemen by Adrienne Kress
Between Brothers by Lauren GallagherSnap! :D

Perks
11-03-2009, 06:09 PM
What'd I do?

scarletpeaches
11-03-2009, 06:10 PM
Listed books I've read too. :D

Carry on.

Libbie
11-03-2009, 06:19 PM
I've read first chapters/first three chapters for five or six forum-goers, and complete manuscripts of several of Lori's (thethinker42's) books, most of one for scarletpeaches, and Adzmodeus's novella that just got published.

thethinker42
11-03-2009, 06:21 PM
Oh! I've read Libbie's manuscript too. And it ROCKS.

Libbie
11-03-2009, 06:24 PM
Oh! I've read Libbie's manuscript too. And it ROCKS.

Thanks. Hopefully the superagent who's reading it right now thinks so, too. :P

scarletpeaches
11-03-2009, 06:24 PM
This is turning into reet little love-fest. :D

KTC
11-03-2009, 06:25 PM
This is turning into reet little love-fest. :D

wots a reet?

thethinker42
11-03-2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks. Hopefully the superagent who's reading it right now thinks so, too. :P

*fingers crossed*

DeadlyAccurate
11-03-2009, 06:26 PM
I've read The Lottery, The War Against Miss Winter and The Winter of Her Discontent (and I need to get Winter In June), Mr. Shivers (comes out in January), a couple of pepperlandgirl's books, and um...I know that's not everything by a long shot. I also have Before I Wake and Child of Fire (HConn) on my to-buy list, along with ChaosTitan's book. I'm looking forward to Gary Corby's book (I think he's a member here).

I've beta'd for about five people, I think. I'm very picky about for whom I'll read a full unpublished manuscript.

ETA: Just remembered I have Working Stiff by Annelise Ryan on my to-buy list and I've read some of Gillhoughly's stuff, and one of her books is sitting in my TBR pile. And I've read one of James McDonald's books.

ETA2: People keep mentioning books and I'm like, "Oh, yeah, that one, too." I've read all the Goblin books by JC Hines and want to get his other ones. I've bought Alex & The Ironic Gentlemen, but I gave that as a gift and haven't read it myself.

ETA3: I'm still remembering more now that you guys are mentioning them. Will Lavender's Obedience and the first two of Jackie Kessler's series (the dumb thing is, I'm reading the 2nd one now). I'm going to buy Silver Phoenix, too. I've seen that gorgeous cover several times and keep meaning to put it on my to-buy list.

The moral of the story is: keep links to your books/website in your sig. It does make sales.

CACTUSWENDY
11-03-2009, 06:31 PM
I have purchased about 8 published ones......

Have received 4 free ones......

Read tons of shorts.

Read published online shorts.

The writers from AW are producing some really good books.

For beta, I have read select portions of manuscripts, and a bunch of chapters.

If I was rich, I would buy lots of them.

MumblingSage
11-03-2009, 07:07 PM
For betaing, one complete manuscript, and the first few chapters of perhaps five others. I've read tons of queries, commented on most of them, and also done a bit in the Sci Fi/Fantasy SYW forum.

As for published works, perhaps five or six. *Blushes* Mostly stuff published in internet freezines. I'm broke, and get most of my books from the library, which has a limited selection. Oh wait, now I remember reading one or two books from the library that later turned out to be from an AW member. :) Am I redeemed?

auntybug
11-03-2009, 07:29 PM
I think Collinsfort Village by Joe Ekaitis was my 1st.
All 4 of Jay Young's (III)
Pacific In Between by Ray Wong
We have 4 of Jim Hines books
Both of Adrienne Kress' books
Lottery by Patricia Wood
Heroes Die Young by TM Hunter
Inky's Shadows of the Keeper
The Unbreakable Child by Kim Richardson
Chis Stevenson's (Triceratops) 2 books
Woodsie's - Grace is for Sinners
3 of Christine Norris's
Keeper - by Muse
Even Dead Men Play Chess - Hobbes
Leuk's novella - Devil's Mountain
& Puppy's memoirs :)

I have 2 on their way - Ilfayne's Bane & Eden's Pass & I am anxiously awaiting being able to get The Interrogator in the US! (If anyone has figured it out - let me know!)

That's all I can think of from memory. I love AWer books!

thewakingself
11-03-2009, 07:42 PM
I've read works of four AWers (of whom I'm aware)--Joanna Bourne, Jamie Ford, Stacia Kane, John Levitt.

I'm currently beta-ing book two in Jess Haines' forthcoming UF series. (Also read and really enjoyed book one, Hunted by the Others--out May 2010 by Kensington! /shameless plug, heh.)

Talented bunch of people on AW!!


Also, I'm wondering how many ms each of you have read total, just to get an idea how frequently this is being done???

As for total... within the past year or so, I've beta-ed three other fulls for people elsewhere, and a ton of shorts as well. Several first chapter/snippet crits in Sci Fi/Fantasy SYW, too.

Mr Flibble
11-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Published, four ( or is it five)

Betaed gods know how many. Quite a few, including Eyeblink's and Fenika's among others

( oh And Eyeblink, just saw your Prism review at the British Fantasy Society. Very, very nice. )

HConn
11-03-2009, 08:24 PM
Only one person (aside from me) has read any of Uncle Jim's books?

Nateskate
11-03-2009, 10:22 PM
I'm not here to lern to rite moar betterer at all. I just schmooze up to people for free books. :D

Lol!!!:D

motormind
11-03-2009, 11:37 PM
Only one person (aside from me) has read any of Uncle Jim's books?

I tried.

Sage
11-04-2009, 01:03 AM
Published:
Break by Hannah Moskowitz
Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Have but haven't read yet:
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
The Shifter by Janice Hardy

Beta'd for:
Jodiodi
ChaosTitan (2)
Bethany
Esopha
Shady Lane (4 or 5)
Mandy
Elissa
traininvain
JWheeler
roskoebaby
Karen Duvall

This list will grow much longer in the next few months, though, because there are a bunch that are coming out soon that I must have.

(I'm sure I have missed some, since I just remembered two I had forgotten already)

ChaosTitan
11-04-2009, 02:17 AM
Oops, wasn't thinking about published stuff, for some reason.

Read all of dragonjax (aka Jackie Kessler) Hell on Earth series.
Child of Fire by Harry Connolly (hconn) -- buy this now! Love it!
Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr
Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series (betcha didn't know she was a member, did ya?)
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler (Morrigan)
Demon's Triad, by December Quinn

Now I know I'm forgetting people...

Melissa_Marr
11-04-2009, 07:22 AM
Bethany's Handcuffs (loved it)
ChaosTitan's Three Days to Dead (also loved it)
Holly Black's YA (she was a member at one point, iirc)
J Frost's everything (she's my crit partner)
and that's all I can think of so far . . .

allenparker
11-05-2009, 06:35 PM
Only one person (aside from me) has read any of Uncle Jim's books?


Three of them... I like the old stuff better, but Mist and Snow was excellent.

Nateskate
11-06-2009, 11:12 PM
This is actually helpful, because some of these novels mentioned I'm not aware of, but I would like to read.