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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: January 11th, 2017, 8:58 am 
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Elenthari wrote:
Just finished Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

I'm surprised how much I've enjoyed them! When I was younger I wasn't much into sci-fi. :P


I was into Issac Asimov and read these in year 9 into year 10 of Hogh School. Loved these three! I then read Dune by Frank Herbert. Went on to read the next five books in that series and enjoyed them a lot. Then a friend told me about The Hobbit....

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So I'm presently reading 'Gardens of the Moon' by Steven Erikson, and will follow it up with Deadhouse Gates. I'll then go and rate it and write a review of my own.


I've read Malazan Books of the Fallen 6-7 years ago - I've finished Gardens of the Moon and have almost finished Deadhouse Gates. I really liked the first book of the series - the various storylines and points of view, the complexity and the consistency of the plot. But I got carried away at some point and left the second book around 200 pages from the end. I should take and example of you, Hanasian, and re-read them once again from the start. :)


Yeah, I found Gardens of the Moon a bit scattered as I read through it the first time. It was like when I read The Black Company the first time, it was a bit tough to get into. But I did get into Gardens of the Moon, and couldn't put it down once I got used to the various sub story lines. The issue with Deadhouse Gates is I don't like Kindle, but prefer a book in hand. I'm old-school like that. And by the time I got ahold of Deadhouse Gates, it had been a couple months. I do need to give it a solid re-read, as I did The Black Company. Once I got it down and quit comparing what I was reading to other worlds I read, it all fell into place.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: January 14th, 2017, 9:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 9:18 pm 
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Appendix A at the back of my old and tattered Return of the King paperback

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 3:51 pm 
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Shelter by Jayne Anne Phillips

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: March 13th, 2017, 9:57 pm 
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Re-reading my "Asterix the Gaul" collection by Rene Goscinny and Alber Uderzo.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
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I'm going to start reading the trilogy again. Haven't read it through yet this decade.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: March 16th, 2017, 3:01 pm 
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I read LoTR a few weeks ago, so this year. :)

Currently I'm reading a book on astronomy (this kind of stuff massively outnumbers fiction books in our collection).

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Dark and lovely, it kills (almost) all hope but it's written so well that I think it's probably the best one I've read this year.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
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A lot of reading diversity here!

I recently read Louise Penny's The Great Reckoning, her 12th book in her Armand Gamache series.

This is a summary of the first book, Still Life, from our Library:

“Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Canada's Surete du Quebec is called to Three Pines, a tiny hamlet south of Montreal, just north of the U.S. border, to investigate the suspicious hunting "accident" that claimed the life of Jane Neal, a local fixture in the village.”

I love mysteries and this series has kept me enthralled.

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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: April 2nd, 2017, 4:49 pm 
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A 2017 German biography of Martin Luther. The posting of his 95 theses has its 500th anniversary on 31 October 2017 (nailing them to the church door may be apocryphal, though - he wrote the theses in Latin, which few people could read at the time - actually, not very many people could read at all at the time).

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A Ghost At Noon by Alberto Moravia

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I'm reading Frederica by Georgette Heyer. Regency era, witty romance...hmm. I fell in love with this book while I was waiting for my turn in the post office. They sell a lot of books, which I appreciate greatly.


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 Post subject: Re: the "What are you reading?" thread
PostPosted: April 23rd, 2017, 7:52 am 
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"The Vanquished. Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923" by Robert Gerwarth, ©2016, in the German translation, ©2017.

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The latest installment of CJ Cherryth's Foreigner series. An overall satisfying series with a couple of less interesting "bridges" between stories.

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Been reading a few fan fics lately. One LOTR and one more of a victorian setting that would mirror a Cinderella erra (whatever historical period that would be)

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