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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For crying out loud, leap into the 90s and get an ebook! This one happens to be very inexpensive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't have a device to read it on apart from my PC. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So read it on your pc.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't know what to read next.

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Well, that's exciting in its own way Av. I'm in the sort of opposite position of having a stack of books ready for the go....... and still don't know what to read next!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went with a re-read of the Hunger Games books, but already nearly done...on the last book now.

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I hate reading on my PC...only ever did it with WoT 11 and it really sucked. Now I have the paperback of it. Very Happy

(Actually, I think Edge gave me the digital copy.)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, Edge...

Annoying about no device. I read everything on my cell phone. Many things are very inexpensive, and delivery is instant. Some things not available in paper.

There's a free site associated with Amazon. You sign up for whatever genres you're interested in, and it emails you every day with books that are free or less than whatever price you give it. There's a million books coming out all the time that we never hear of. Slow readers like me have to be picky. But you could read a couple of free books every day, and still have 23 hours to spare.

It also notifies you when books you want go on sale. I've gotten notifications 2 years after I put that book on my list.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting a reread of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo, translated by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cancelled my Amazon account but that still gives me access to hundreds of books I already paid for on my Kindle. Have been re-reading all the TC books for the last couple of months. I finally re-started Runes of the Earth.

My plan in the very near future is to buy a non-Amazon E- reader like Kobo. Until then I will just do re-reads. I wont run out anytime soon.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

( Reading on a PC does suck. Reading on a phone sucks almost as much. A Kindle (Paperwhite, not Fire) is a no-brainer investment that pays for itself very quickly, provides a great amount of pleasure, is easy to carry around (mine fits in my pocket), and doesn't even lock you into Amazon. )

I'm about to start the Scott Brick version of Mirror of Her Dreams. It seems a lot of reviewers have a problem with Scott, but I found him very enjoyable.

I just finished a two-year odyssey through the audio version of Stephenson's Baroque Cycle (including Cryptonomicon.) It was excellent, and the reader (Simon Prebble) had a good way with a variety of dialects.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't do audio books. I would rather read on my PC than listen to somebody else read me a book. Very Happy

(Oh, I was stuck after Hunger Games, so I defaulted to Pratchett. Read Witches Abroad, now I'm on to Lords and Ladies, Maskerade is next.)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't do audio books.

It gets me through exercising on the treadmill or stationary bike, which is so boring that even music doesn't make the time go by. Now I also listen when I am running outdoors - which, as of last week, it is finally warm enough to do. I actually look forward to it every day. I get into the "book zone" and next thing I know, I am back at the car.

Other people listen while driving; I don't like that.

I don't know anyone who just sits in a chair to listen to a book.

The point I am making, I think, is that you need to think of using audio books in the context of certain kinds activities where it makes sense for you. I never imagined using them until I did.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean, I see your point, but if I was doing something else, I wouldn't hear the book. Very Happy

Also, when the urge strikes me to run, I sit down and read a book until it goes away. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

(The real problem is they take too long.)

Anyway, finished Maskerade, then Carpe Juggulum. Still at a loss, I have decided for some reason to throw myself once more at the cliff / pit that is Bakker's Prince of Nothing and subsequent books / series. Very Happy

(Any word on a 3rd series? Clearly the story arc demands it...)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, read Prince of Nothing, Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought. Busy on The Judging Eye now, one my least favourite of the books.

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Currently reading The Time of Contempt by Andrzej Sapkowski. After I have read all the books in the series Iím gonna go back to The Last Chronicles since I never finished them. I just installed the librarything app and added all my books 😊
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Well now that has to be some kinda record. Very Happy 2 posts in 19 years. Very Happy Makes Brin and the other Slow Posters look positively prolific. Very Happy

Nice to see you around Inkinen. Very Happy

I'm busy on "The White Luck Warrior" but been playing games instead of reading the last week or two. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Great Ordeal.

This is kinda the point where the series starts losing it...getting either incoherent or impenetrable. Sadly, it's mostly downhill from here.

Still, a 3rd series may well save the story...after some quick searching, it seems that there is still no word of a 3rd series...potentially partly due to publisher issues similar to SRD according to some claims...

That sucks.

What's with all the damn incomplete series these days?

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never got around to that one. Bakker started to really come across as an asshole the more I saw of him outside the books, and they were kind of miserable to begin with even when they were good, so I stopped paying him any attention.

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Recently I finished reading A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab, read Head On by John Scalzi, and I'm halfway through The Broken Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin.
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I have begun reading Death's End by Cixin Liu, having just finished The Dark Forest and recently read The Three Body Problem.
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