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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FFS Av!!

Is that all you do? How are you getting through so much material?????

It's utterly confounding! Crazy

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*wonders if Av is not actually human - but perhaps an alien infiltrating this planet intent on data acquisition - and simply uploads material via quasi-osmosis*

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mmm.. he needs observing .. reaches for another notebook 📗
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, lots of practice. I just read fast is all.

Finished book 5, Of Fire & Night, this weekend, busy on book 6 now, Metal Swarm.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, book 7, The Ashes Of Worlds. Will finish this one quick, then laze through the sequel trilogy. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dark Between The Stars, book 1 of the Saga of Shadows, set 20 years after the previous series. (I knew it was gonna be about the Shana Rei. Very Happy )

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might get to those books one day. I even bought that one some time ago. But, apparently, the first seven didn't grab me enough.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Ill Made Mute Celia Dart Thornton ... please if anyones read it .. tell me it gets better .. its so far nauseatingly slow. Writings good .. but plot .. bleh .. early days tho 🙄
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I might get to those books one day. I even bought that one some time ago. But, apparently, the first seven didn't grab me enough.


I thought you liked the first 7?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't actually have anything to add here, but I noticed this would be the 25,000th post in this forum so I went ahead anyway. Razz

To make this post more relevant: I've read all of Tales of Earthsea except the novella "Dragonfly", and for some reason I keep putting off starting it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm Murrin wrote:
To make this post more relevant: I've read all of Tales of Earthsea except the novella "Dragonfly", and for some reason I keep putting off starting it.
I hope you haven't read The Other Wind, since Dragonfly comes first.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read either that or The Other Wind. Just the original quartet.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh good lord! What is holding you back? She did nothing but improve! She answered a huge question I had always had, and gave us a great ending to the story.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I haven't checked in in a while.

I finally read Hunger Games and loved it to an unexpected degree. Way better, of course, than the films.

I recently re-read Watership Down. I was really young when I read it (11 or 12), but it made an impression. It's amazingly, almost distractingly, well-written.

Re-reading A Wrinkle in Time aloud to my 3rd Graders. It might be a little over their heads, but they seem to find the characters relatable.

I have to admit, I took a look at the Goodreads 100 Best Books of All Time list and decided to go with some of those. Probably more than half, I've read; about a tenth I will never read (i.e. Lolita), and some I've tried and gave up (i.e., A Clockwork Orange; just couldn't take it, nor will I ever finish the Twilight saga unless paid a significant sum to do so). That left about 20 I still want to give a go.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to like the Hunger Games and I did enjoy some of it. I just somehow could not convince myself that that Katniss as a heroine (or reluctant heroine) had much weight. To me there were too many other story lines and parts of the story line where she was off stage or just partially on stage that I just never connected to her as a character I emotionally connected with.

Watership Down was an amazing read and I have being trying to convince myself to give it another read - so many other things ahead of it at this point.

It will be interesting to see how good (or badly - I fear the worst) they do in Wrinkle in Time movie. In a way I almost wish they would take a HUGE risk and go outside the book and do a Guillermo del Torro Pans Labyrinth type approach. To me that is how I visualized the book - kind of other worldly. I know that would never succeed too many keep true to bookers out there but I think it would be interesting risk.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though that's how I first encountered Earthsea, I find it odd to call it "the original quartet", given that Tehanu was written about 20 years after the others.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, yeah, true enough. And that was my favourite too.

Dunno Fist, just never saw them around. Maybe will make a mission to order them.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

I like it a lot.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, one of my favourites. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avatar wrote:
Oh, one of my favourites. Very Happy

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Yesterday I had some spare time, so I finished it. It is good alright.

Btw, what are your impressions of Peter Hamilton's The Reality Dysfunction (and that trilogy)?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I read me some Earthsea a long time ago. My Dad is a LeGuin fan... due for a re-read.

Other recent reads are The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Handmaid's Tale, and One Hundred Years of Solitude (which I also read when I was a teen, and hasn't got any less weird).

Currently deep into The Philip K. Dick Anthology.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiro wrote:
Btw, what are your impressions of Peter Hamilton's The Reality Dysfunction (and that trilogy)?


I do mostly like it. I like the world / universe, I like the Edenists, the bitek, the voidhawks and blackhawks. Very Happy

There are a couple of things I don't like about it. I won't spoil anything, but there is something that does affect my suspension of disbelief. Very Happy And it's a bit deus ex machina for my liking.

That said, I've read it several times, so nothing I can't live with. Very Happy

I'm reading [/i]Blood of the Cosmos[/i], Book 2 of the Saga of Shadows.

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