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Re: what are you reading?

Post by lillerina » Fri Jun 16, 11:25 2017

Currently rereading Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb, and loving it. I last read it about 10 years ago, and I'm so relieved to find that it is as good as I remember it being!
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Nachos » Sun Jun 18, 17:56 2017

lillerina wrote: Just finished Drowned Ammet, the second novel in Diana Wynne Jones' Dalemark Quartet.
You are in for such a good twist! I liked the first two but the third one is amazing and the fourth ties it all in together and wow :)

I just finished A Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and have now started reading The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
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Post by Taurwen » Thu Jun 29, 19:01 2017

Just finished Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy. I didn't like it as much as Let's Pretend The Never Happened, but still I'm glad I picked it up. It did make me more determined to get a therapist, so that's something.

I also finished Peadar O'Guilin's The Call. Which was a really cool premise (Fairies are pulling Teenagers into fairy land where they are chased for a day. If caught the fairies torture and mutilate them. Time passes differently so "the call" lasts 3 minutes and four seconds our time. It's 25 years since it started, so now at 10 kids get sent to survival schools to train, but even so only one in ten survive and many survivers are horribly disfigured, plus PTSD) but since I'm having issues with PPA was probably a really stupid thing to read.

I find myself just wanting fairly light fluff with Dragons. It's surprisingly hard to find something that scratches that itch.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by melsbells » Fri Jun 30, 1:12 2017

Taurwen wrote:PPA was probably a really stupid thing to read.

I find myself just wanting fairly light fluff with Dragons. It's surprisingly hard to find something that scratches that itch.
PPA as in aphasia? I'm bad at acronyms and when I looked that one up, I found a lot of business buzz words, some computational stuff, a political party, and aphasia.

I think we should all be reading more Patricia C. Wrede. I don't care if it's meant for children.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Taurwen » Fri Jun 30, 9:29 2017

Sorry, I meant Post Partum Anxiety.

I like children's book.

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Post by Nachos » Thu Jul 6, 6:36 2017

Just finished Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. Damn it was good. But creepy scary. But also odd.
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Post by Tweek » Mon Aug 14, 9:41 2017

I'm currently reading Snuff by Terry Pratchett. I've read a few of his books since I last posted but still have plenty left to read.
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Post by rowan » Mon Aug 14, 20:45 2017

TOMORROW STONE SKY ARRIVES YAAAY
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Post by octarineoboe » Sat Aug 19, 10:18 2017

MY COPY ISN'T HERE YET AND I WAAAANNNT ITTTTTTTTT

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Post by rowan » Mon Aug 21, 7:22 2017

I ACCIDENTALLY PREORDERED THREE COPIES OOPS HAHA >no spoilers but omg<
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Post by Jackninja5 » Sat Sep 16, 1:43 2017

The Great Wall: China Against the World.
That's why we won't back down
We won't run and hide
'Cause these are the things we can't deny
I'm passing over you like a satellite
So catch me if I fall
That's why you stick to your game plans and party lives
But at night we're conspiring by candlelight
We are the orphans of the American dreams
Oh shine your light on me

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Post by octarineoboe » Sun Sep 17, 9:24 2017

ROWAN DID YOU FINISH STONE SKY YET because my copy came and I forgot to post here but it was SO GOOD.

I'm now reading What Happened - Hillary Clinton's memoir - and having Many Feels.

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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Nachos » Sun Sep 17, 9:52 2017

I'm reading the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. LOVE IT!
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Post by rowan » Sun Sep 17, 17:00 2017

octarineoboe wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 9:24 2017
ROWAN DID YOU FINISH STONE SKY YET because my copy came and I forgot to post here but it was SO GOOD.
OMG YES OMG
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Post by Neko » Fri Oct 6, 20:59 2017

Finished listening to Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy with SO. We'll get the second on audiobook eventually.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Nachos » Tue Oct 31, 5:21 2017

Finished The Handmaids Tale again. Now I really want to watch the series!
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Post by rowan » Wed Nov 1, 9:39 2017

I read Akata Warrior (follow up to Akata Witch) by Nnedi Okorafor and liked it, also read Updraft, Cloudbound and Horizon by Fran Wilde which had a really interesting setting though I thought the plot in the first one could have been better. I read the first book of the School of Good & Evil series because my kid read it and liked it and I thought it was decent as well though I'm concerned she's starting to get more into books that have a little more uh teens falling in love stuff so I'm going to have to make sure to read things first. I think she could probably read the Updraft series, but the Akata Witch & Warrior there's references to actual sex so that will stay on the grownup side of the book case for now.

Right now I'm reading Arabella of Mars which is kind of a campy victorian-age pulp sci fi and kind of meh in story and colonial of course but I like the setting and I'm a sucker for ship stuff so enjoying it anyway.

Pretty sure I've read other things lately. I started Echo which was really good but too relevant to today so depressing too and I had to set it aside for now.
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Post by geldofc » Fri Nov 17, 4:42 2017

Compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence by Adrienne Rich.
I read a lot of poems by her tonight also! I've been feeling this so much lately. I'm bi/pan but I have so many conflicting feelings regarding marriage and being with a man. The thought makes my chest seize up.
I also read heidegger on angst this morning which helped with my anxiety.
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Post by Rayne » Tue Nov 21, 23:39 2017

I just finished The Perfect Order of Things by David Gilmour and it was pretty bad. The writing was decent but the main character was such a horrendous example of straight white man is oblivious that I couldn't take it seriously.
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by rowan » Wed Nov 22, 10:21 2017

I read The Digging Leviathan by Blaylock and it was ok but definitely not steampunk. Review in the Steampunk books thread. :3houses:

Ursula Vernon's Clockwork Boys is out and that's next on my list though because duh. (It's listed under T Kingfisher since it's not a kids book)
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Re: what are you reading?

Post by Nachos » Wed Nov 22, 15:38 2017

More Jim Butcher Dresden Files.
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