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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL Such a prolific reader .. Im reading Feast of Souls Celia Friedman .. so far not that impressed. But Im enduring a little longer. 🤷‍♀️
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just started Starless, by Jacqueline Carey. Don't know anything about it, but she's one of the authors where I will always buy their new book. Apparently she did an event at my local bookstore earlier in the week - got an autographed copy, but I'm sorry I missed the event. Guess I should pay more attention to their calendar.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Blade Itself, book 1 of The First Law by Joe Abercrombie.

Really recommend these.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Celia Friedman book has just turned a corner .. finally the pace has picked up .. am starting to enjoy it now
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started listening to House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before They Are Hanged, book 2 of The First Law by Joe Abercrombie.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Last Argument Of Kings, book 3 of The First Law by Joe Abercrombie.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You read a whole book in 2 days Shocked .. youre a friggn machine .. no wonder you aint gonna win our post count race Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it took him two days, it means he was busy building a house or something for 47 hours, and only had the one hour to read.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL Yeah, I'm not quite that fast Fist. Very Happy

Just depends on what else I'm doing Sky. If I game, then I don't read, and vice versa. If I do read, (and do nothing else but read) then I can get through them pretty quick.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished The Three-Body Problem, by Cixin Liu. Excellent book. I was kind of ho-hum about it for a while. Interesting in ways, but not worth all the hype and awards. Then it kicked into high gear.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahahaha .. good for you for sticking with it. If a book doesnt grab my attention .. Ill give it 6 maybe 7 chapters to turn it around ... then out.

I dont throw books away .. cos who knows I might be desperate and give it another shake 🤷‍♀️

The one Ive been reading has fortunately also kicked into gear and am really enjoying it .. but still reading the same book Ive been reading all month Embarassed slow reader 🤷‍♀️
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not usually one to read something that doesn't grab me fairly soon, either. But, although this was lacking in sci-fi coolness, it kept me going because it was giving insight into the Chinese Revolution, called the Cultural Revolution, which I've never heard anything about. So it was interesting enough in that way, until the sci-fi goodness kicked in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that one back when it was nominated, and it didn't do much for me overall.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I just searched to see if anyone else had read it, and saw your post. Also ussusimiel's, who seemed to like it more than you did, though maybe not as much as I did. I'll probably get the second one now, and see how they attempt to counter what they're up against.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With books, like pretty much everything, its horses for courses, isnt it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A book has to be really bad for me to leave it unfinished. The less I enjoy it, the slower I'll read it, and I'll do stuff like play games instead, but there are very few I've actively abandoned.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can afford to. At my reading speed, even when I'm not having a rough day due to apnea, it's too much of an investment to read what I don't enjoy.
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