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The only Dresden’s I’ve not read are the short story books. I wish they had been out when I was reading the 1st time. I don’t like going backwards. I will likely get when I pick up again with the reread in future.

I have finished Gaunts Ghost bk2 and it was awesome. Started bk 3.

Will likely stop Outlander 5 cause it’s super boring at 70+ pgs in which makes me sad considering how great the other books were. Diana can put the Grim Dark authors to shame when she gets going. She’s a queen of it.

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Oh, it seems Brief Cases is actually the second short story Dresden collection. Can anyone tell me if any of the stories in Brief Cases spoil things from after Changes? 

Well anyway, I listened to the first two, and the first one (A Fistful of Warlocks) is the only one I really have a comment on. 

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I was slightly disappointed in Kemmler. I was hoping that he would be a big focus, and he was there, but he wasn't as big a focus as I wanted him to be. He was neutralized as a threat basically immediately. He threatened Luccio once at the start, and then proceeded to be stuck in a cell for most of the story. 

 

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1 hour ago, aneonfoxtribute said:

Oh, it seems Brief Cases is actually the second short story Dresden collection. Can anyone tell me if any of the stories in Brief Cases spoil things from after Changes? 

Well anyway, I listened to the first two, and the first one (A Fistful of Warlocks) is the only one I really have a comment on. 

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I was slightly disappointed in Kemmler. I was hoping that he would be a big focus, and he was there, but he wasn't as big a focus as I wanted him to be. He was neutralized as a threat basically immediately. He threatened Luccio once at the start, and then proceeded to be stuck in a cell for most of the story. 

 

Bombshells sort of does.  I think it is technically set between Changes and the next book, but it flt a bit spoilery to me when I read it.  and Day One I think has spoilers for Skin Game, I want to say.  I think the rest are OK, but its been a bit since I read them, and i'm only going off a cursory wikipedia check here.

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Alright so I will be careful of those when I get to them. If there's anyone else who has input because they might recall it more, that would be appreciated. 

EDIT: Actually, maybe I'll just skip all the ones set after Changes for the time being just to be safe. Which ones are after then?

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2 minutes ago, aneonfoxtribute said:

Alright so I will be careful of those when I get to them. If there's anyone else who has input because they might recall it more, that would be appreciated. 

EDIT: Actually, maybe I'll just skip all the ones set after Changes for the time being just to be safe. Which ones are after then?

Bombshells, Jury Duty, Cold Case, Day One, and Skin Game.  also Aftermath from the other short story collection, Side Jobs, takes place after Changes.

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Okay, so looking at a list of all the stories (names only), the only one after Bombshells that isn't after Changes is Zoo Day?

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meant to say "zoo day" instewad of "skin game", so that one is after Changes as well

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Can’t help you with that. Idk which came 1st Brief Cases or Side Jobs or what stories are even in them.

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Dawnshard, as soon as Vapor finishes with it.

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"To exist across all times is to be oblivious to the Eschaton, the limit of those times, and Mog-Pharau is that limit. The Eschaton."

Me: *le gasp!* I know what an Eschaton is! I get that reference! 

The point? Reading widely, including outside your preferences, makes for a more fulfilling reading experience later on. I would not get as much joy from this sentence from a R Scott Bakker book if I hadn't read some books I thought (and still think)  were garbage at the time! 

 

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Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson - an alternate history about a world where John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry had succeeded.  was recommended to me by a firend, and its pretty interesting so far - though I'm currently more invested in the "historical" 1859 accounts of the alternate civil war era than I am in the "present day" 1959 storyline.

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Getting close to ending Gaunt 3. Will go straight to Gaunt 4 afterwards.

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Picking my way through the Rhythm of War chapters, going through a plethora of non-fiction, and I'm on Song of the Saurials (third book of Forgotten Realms: Finder's Stone trilogy) as part of my journey to read every FR novel.

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I finished everything in Brief Cases up to the ones that take place after Changes.

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Finished Gaunt’s Ghost 3 yesterday. Finished Morning Star just now. If SLA 4 wasn’t so close I’d go into the next of series but I’m definitely starting Gaunt 4 no doubt about it.

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idk if this counts as reading but I'm reading a screenshot lets play of a visual novel(Ever 17). here is the lets play if you're interested.

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Reading this new book that came out called Rhythm of War. Hope I like it. 

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2 minutes ago, StormingTexan said:

Reading this new book that came out called Rhythm of War. Hope I like it. 

huh never heard of it, who's the author?

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15 minutes ago, officiallyaninja said:

idk if this counts as reading but I'm reading a screenshot lets play of a visual novel(Ever 17). here is the lets play if you're interested.

I say it counts as reading. I did say that I was reading Remember11 after all

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4 minutes ago, aneonfoxtribute said:

I say it counts as reading. I did say that I was reading Remember11 after all

how is remember11? is it worth it? it's honestly a bit of a pain just finding a way to play it. (also I haven't finished ever17 so no spoilers thanks)

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2 minutes ago, officiallyaninja said:

how is remember11? is it worth it? it's honestly a bit of a pain just finding a way to play it. (also I haven't finished ever17 so no spoilers thanks)

Its one of the best visual novels I've ever read. Leaps and bounds ahead of E17. I didnt hate E17 but I had really big, really glaring issues with it that weren't there in R11 at all.

As for playing it, I have links to a fan translation since it's not officially released. Though it was a pain to do even then so in the end I had to ask some people on a Discord and they got me a pre-patched version

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1 hour ago, officiallyaninja said:

idk if this counts as reading but I'm reading a screenshot lets play of a visual novel(Ever 17). here is the lets play if you're interested.

Moreso than audio books, and if THAT'S counted as reading, this is too! B)

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37 minutes ago, aneonfoxtribute said:

Its one of the best visual novels I've ever read. Leaps and bounds ahead of E17. I didnt hate E17 but I had really big, really glaring issues with it that weren't there in R11 at all.

As for playing it, I have links to a fan translation since it's not officially released. Though it was a pain to do even then so in the end I had to ask some people on a Discord and they got me a pre-patched version

you think you could send me some of those links?

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29 minutes ago, officiallyaninja said:

you think you could send me some of those links?

Do you have a Discord account? Doing it in Discord would be most convenient for me. If not, no worries

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