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Im currently reading Stephen King's Eyes of the Dragon. Been a long long time since I read it back in the mid late 1990s

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Billy Summers, by Stephen King.

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Left Behind: The Kids collection four.  I still don't know how I feel about these books.

Also, some friendly advice; don't read Neil Shusterman's Unwind before bed.  Just don't.

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I finished Jade City. That was great. I read half the book in one day. Went from page 257 to the end of the book at 495

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4 hours ago, aneonfoxtribute said:

I finished Jade City. That was great. I read half the book in one day. Went from page 257 to the end of the book at 495

Good to hear! I'll be starting that series soon. 

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The Dragon Reborn. Book #3 in The Wheel of Time.

Perrin: BEST CHARACTER (or at least my fave character :P)

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Just wait for #4.

Just finished the Shadow Rising. Working on the Hive by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston. 

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Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

Queen of Shadows, book 4 in the Throne of Glass series

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On 1/20/2022 at 9:39 AM, Ookla the Theoretical said:

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

yesssssss

 

Finished The Lake House by Kate Morton a few days ago. I recommend, to any who like mystery novels.

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All the way up to collection eight of Left Behind: The Kids.  I'm definitely going to read the main series after these.  I also read Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, and really enjoyed it.  I've also started reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and am enjoying that as well. 

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I'm rereading the Harry Potter series.

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1 hour ago, Thaidakar the Ghostblood said:

I'm rereading the Harry Potter series.

I've read that series 17 times. But my friend's got me beat with over 30 times. Respect.:o

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Picking my way through Jade City (haven't had much time to read the past couple weeks.)

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I finally finished reading Rhythm of War. I had a bit of a hard time with this book because of having depression around the time the book released and reading Kaladin’s sections really didn’t help matters. Even after I got through my depression episode reading the beginning of the book still wasn’t easy because of Kaladin’s depression and the war stuff so I had to put the book down at several points because it was too much for me.

The only parts that didn’t turn me off were Navani and the Honorspren expedition stories. I eventually came to like what happened to Kaladin in the end but storms was it a grind to get there.

I did try to keep myself blind the whole time I was reading this book to avoid the whole Odium twist, Sibling bonding and other endgame stuff being spoiled for me.

Now I’m very curious to see how Stormlight 5 will resolve everything in 10 days, assuming there isn’t a small time jump of a couple days. That book can’t be written faster Sanderbot 9000?

No book currently planned as my next read right now since I’m in a moving process and have all my books packed away, was waiting to finish this before putting the final book box away, so it might be a while before I read something for now.

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I'm currently reading Darkdawn which is the third and final book in the Nevernight Trilogy by Jay Kristoff.

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Know No Fear isn't just a good Warhammer 40k book, it's also a genuinely good book on its own right. Great introduction into the grimdark universe.

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8 hours ago, Draginon said:

I finally finished reading Rhythm of War. I had a bit of a hard time with this book because of having depression around the time the book released and reading Kaladin’s sections really didn’t help matters. Even after I got through my depression episode reading the beginning of the book still wasn’t easy because of Kaladin’s depression and the war stuff so I had to put the book down at several points because it was too much for me.

The only parts that didn’t turn me off were Navani and the Honorspren expedition stories. I eventually came to like what happened to Kaladin in the end but storms was it a grind to get there.

I did try to keep myself blind the whole time I was reading this book to avoid the whole Odium twist, Sibling bonding and other endgame stuff being spoiled for me.

Now I’m very curious to see how Stormlight 5 will resolve everything in 10 days, assuming there isn’t a small time jump of a couple days. That book can’t be written faster Sanderbot 9000?

No book currently planned as my next read right now since I’m in a moving process and have all my books packed away, was waiting to finish this before putting the final book box away, so it might be a while before I read something for now.

yea, the payoff for the darker stuff is absolutely worth it, but it definitely makes it harder to read the early chapters.  I liked RoW ,but it was definitely the hardest book to get through so far.

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On 2/6/2022 at 9:43 AM, Dunkum said:

yea, the payoff for the darker stuff is absolutely worth it, but it definitely makes it harder to read the early chapters.  I liked RoW ,but it was definitely the hardest book to get through so far.

Definitely one of the hardest books I had to read. I’ve read King novels so I’m no stranger to hard books but this book got to me. The only other one I would even consider hard to get through was WOK when it focused on the torturous bridge runs Kaladin went through but when it was the sections switching between Kaladin and Dalinar’s stories it made it worse but when it was Kaladin and Shallan it felt more bearable but even then it’s a stretch calling it hard to read.

By the end I felt like this book wasn’t Venli’s story but actually Navani’s which I loved since Navani is definitely a queen and one of my favorites.

The epilogue with Hoid is a little terrifying when you consider Odium interfering with Endowment’s investiture like that. I really hope he realizes his Breaths are smaller during Stormlight 5 otherwise he’s not as clever as he makes himself out to be.

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I finished Oathbringer for the third time yesterday and now I'm starting on Dawnshard. (I have a goal to finish the SA by the end of the school year.)

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14 hours ago, 2EmLee2 said:

I finished Oathbringer for the third time yesterday and now I'm starting on Dawnshard. (I have a goal to finish the SA by the end of the school year.)

Nice! 

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Two books into Left Behind, and I also read The Three Musketeers.  Wow.  720 pages of 'I'll fight you and you and your dog too, sir!'  It was hilarious, though.

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Just finished Cixin Liu's short story collection "To Hold Up the Sky". It's very interesting reading science fiction with a cultural bias that's decidedly foreign. It makes the disjunctions of the stories even more alien feeling when characters are operating under different base assumptions. How they view the nature of the conflict and respond reveal these biases, and it's fascinating stuff. Also, Liu writes hard science fiction,  he is a master of taking far fetched propositions and figuring out how they would all work. He also keeps a thoroughly understandable human scale, and when he really gets going his prose sings with the ring of poetry. 

All the stories are at least good, but three of them in particular are phenomenal. Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming, The Sea of Dreams, and the Mirror are 3 of the best science fiction stories I've ever read (especially Mirror). 

Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming is set in the near future where the Russian forces are sympathetic and the Nato forces are somewhat stock villain types (but in a realistically depicted self-decieving kind of way). 

In Sea of Dreams he has some fun calculating how many blocks of ice you could turn the ocean into, and has fun with the consequences of that idea. 

But Mirror is just flat out great. I'm not going to spoil anything, just do yourself a favor and read this story. It's so good, the plot of the story perfectly parallels the theme, and it's an answer to why the Purely Deterministic view of reality should make everyone wake up with the cold sweats. 

I'm probably going to read The Three Body problem next, but who knows, I might read another Garrett PI before I venture into the deeper waters. 

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4 hours ago, Hoiditthroughthegrapevine said:

Just finished Cixin Liu's short story collection "To Hold Up the Sky". It's very interesting reading science fiction with a cultural bias that's decidedly foreign. It makes the disjunctions of the stories even more alien feeling when characters are operating under different base assumptions. How they view the nature of the conflict and respond reveal these biases, and it's fascinating stuff. Also, Liu writes hard science fiction,  he is a master of taking far fetched propositions and figuring out how they would all work. He also keeps a thoroughly understandable human scale, and when he really gets going his prose sings with the ring of poetry. 

All the stories are at least good, but three of them in particular are phenomenal. Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming, The Sea of Dreams, and the Mirror are 3 of the best science fiction stories I've ever read (especially Mirror). 

Full Spectrum Barrage Jamming is set in the near future where the Russian forces are sympathetic and the Nato forces are somewhat stock villain types (but in a realistically depicted self-decieving kind of way). 

In Sea of Dreams he has some fun calculating how many blocks of ice you could turn the ocean into, and has fun with the consequences of that idea. 

But Mirror is just flat out great. I'm not going to spoil anything, just do yourself a favor and read this story. It's so good, the plot of the story perfectly parallels the theme, and it's an answer to why the Purely Deterministic view of reality should make everyone wake up with the cold sweats. 

I'm probably going to read The Three Body problem next, but who knows, I might read another Garrett PI before I venture into the deeper waters. 

I love the three body books ha e read them multiple times. I’ll check out these short stories as well!

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Now halfway through Les Miserables, and the edition says it's unabridged, but it doesn't have forty pages on the convent?  Or Fantine in Paris?  Or the long diatribe about the Bishop?  I'm rather confused.

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