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Discussion in 'Entertainment: Movies & TV Shows' started by H2S, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. ill

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    I am finishing The Fated Sky right now. Good, easy read of an alternate history of us going into space. Second of the Lady Astronaut series.

    I have a couple books laying around I need to read next, just not sure which to go for.

    I should get a copy of Red Rising and finish that one.
     



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    Started listening to Skyward by Sanderson this past week, and much like I thought considering it's him, I'm enjoying it.

    While he doesn't pump out a complete series back-to-back, he produces a lot of material that I like. I know when book 4 comes out for Stormlight, I'll either have to reread the previous books or at least read a summary of where we're at after Oathbringer. The Way of Kings got me into reading his other material and there's still so much more to go through in between, while I wait for GRRM and Rothfus to finish their next in the series (I feel Rothfus will be the only one to finish his though).
     
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    there are so many other fantasy serieses out there that I can easily fill time while I wait for the big 3 or 4 to finish theirs.

    GRRM
    Rothfuss
    Lynch
    Sanderson

    I liked NK Jemisin, VE Schwab, went back and read Butcher's Codex Alara novels...there is plenty of content out there.
     
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    Now that the academic year is coming to a close, I should have a little more time to sit down and read. I typically listen to audible versions while on my hour commute, but I won't have as much time in the car over the summer save for a couple planned vacations or listening while mowing the grass. I'll see about checking into one of the authors you mentioned for my next read.
     
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    Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy is pretty good...it does a weird second person telling of the story sometimes and that really had me going for a while...but it's a good series.

    I am waiting for Butcher's next Dresden novel...or his steam punk series he has....

    and for Schwab, her Color of Magic trilogy was good. I enjoyed it.

    I have been doing more science fiction lately...the Murderbot Diaries, We are Legion (we are Bob) is on my shelf...stuff like that. I also am halfway through listening to Red Rising, so need to pick that back up.

    Oh, and The Poppy Wars, which I have heard was really damn good.
     
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    I fucked up in my last post... I hate non-fiction and only read fiction.

    I got the impression that Eonidd felt Moore's Lamb was for kids (my little baby brother..)
     
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    it's the story of Jesus

    as told through his best friend, Biff
     
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    Red Rising was pretty good. I think there's a second trilogy he's working on.
     
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    yea, I think there are 2. So far, Red Rising has been pretty good.
     
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    Oh I got that, just that the tone of Eonidd's post was that it was OK but aimed at his baby brother.

    Not that I care mind you if I like it.
     
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    As in Peace Talks? I'm currently finishing off Grave Peril which my library never had before, so they bought a copy and I'm first in.

    I'm also waiting for Sandman Slims next.
     
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    I read the first but never followed up on it.

    Kadrey is pretty proud of his new one though.

     
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    weird...this never popped up on my alerts.

    anyway, yes, Lamb was fucking hilarious. I'm currently reading Maskerade, a Pratchett Discworld book. Once completed I'm going to start from the beginning with Moore. And you're the 3rd person to mention Fool. Being a bit of a Shakespeare fan, I really look forward to that one.
     
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    Plan on re listening to a bunch of Michael Connely books this summer. Really looking for another series similar or just anything that is solid.
     
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    Listening? Never got into that.

    If you want to read, Rebus series by Ian Rankin.
     
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    None of your posts.
     
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    I’ve always been a fan of audiobooks. I have trouble sitting down and doing one thing at a time. Audiobooks help me multi-task. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    I love shutting down in my favourite chair with a book, a beer and a cat in my lap.
     
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    My wife thinks I’m stupid. It’s the weirdest thing. I love novels, I love well developed characters and story. I just have trouble sitting down and being like, ok I’m going to put all my attention and focus into reading a book.
     
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    Every day after work, before dinner. Every weekend morning. Just about every vacation day morning.