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Low expectations to page turner
« on: December 11, 2019, 07:51:16 AM »
Have you headed into a book thinking this might not be for me but before you know it has sucked you in?
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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2019, 09:00:25 AM »
Have you headed into a book thinking this might not be for me but before you know it has sucked you in?
This question is for me, isn't it? :P

Yes, before reading City of stairs it'd been in a far away backburner of my mind, and it was only you making it the Readalong AND pestering asking me several times if I was going to read it that made me actually read it. The rest is history, 5 stars ;D
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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2019, 09:02:08 AM »
It's probably the Powder Mage trilogy for me. I had a real hard time getting into the books, spending months trying to read the first one to no avail. Then somehow, once I got past a certain part in the book, the pages flew and near the end of book 2 I was whipping through the pages with anticipation.

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2019, 09:25:04 AM »
Have you headed into a book thinking this might not be for me but before you know it has sucked you in?
This question is for me, isn't it? :P

Yes, before reading City of stairs it'd been in a far away backburner of my mind, and it was only you making it the Readalong AND pestering asking me several times if I was going to read it that made me actually read it. The rest is history, 5 stars ;D

+1 ;D

Demon cycle was the same. No expectations, great pleasure :)
Kallor shrugged. 'I've walked this land when the T'lan Imass were but children. I've commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I've spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?'

'Yes' said Caladan Brood. 'You never learn'

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 09:28:16 AM »
My answer isn't even for "no expectations", as that's happened with many books in the past: it's really having initial LOW expectations, hehe
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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 10:07:32 AM »
I didn't expect a huge amount from Age of Assassins by RJ Barker, and mainly got it because it was a pound, and it became my favourite book of the year close enough.
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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 11:13:25 AM »
hmmmm the most recent one I can remember is Seraphina by Rachel Hartmann, which I went into going, "ehhh, dragons, whatever" and the prologue did NOT impress, but once it got going it was a magnificent book.

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 12:28:33 PM »
Most of my page turners were like this, when I went into them without expecting much, if anything, while a lot of books that were super hyped turned into massive disappointments.
Slow and steady wins the race.

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2021, 09:39:16 AM »
Kingdom of Copper


Just recently read Blackwing

 I have to be honest I didn’t thing I would like this one much but I had a lot of fun reading this one . Strong start ,slight drag in middle then picks up again at the end. Now a fan.

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Scarletbea another book we both like hmmm


Orconomics

Thought it might slightly amuse me it ended up being a real great book to read.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2021, 10:19:46 AM by eclipse »
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2021, 10:23:31 AM »
Just recently read Blackwing

 I have to be honest I didn’t thing I would like this one much but I had a lot of fun reading this one . Strong start ,slight drag in middle then picks up again at the end. Now a fan.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Scarletbea another book we both like hmmm
The world is ending!!! ;D

Have you read the 3 books? The last one is amazing.
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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2021, 10:30:18 AM »
Just recently read Blackwing

 I have to be honest I didn’t thing I would like this one much but I had a lot of fun reading this one . Strong start ,slight drag in middle then picks up again at the end. Now a fan.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Scarletbea another book we both like hmmm
The world is ending!!! ;D

Have you read the 3 books? The last one is amazing.

Only read the first one going to read the next two next month. Love it when you find a new series to read and  you discover it is already finished  no waiting around years on end for a sequel hehe.
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2021, 11:37:23 PM »
That is interesting to hear--Blackwing has finally percolated to the top of my get-from-the-library list and I've been looking at it wondering if I do get it, or if I quietly delete it... but if both of you guys enjoyed it, I will give it a shot!

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2021, 01:04:12 AM »
Have you headed into a book thinking this might not be for me but before you know it has sucked you in?
This question is for me, isn't it? :P

Yes, before reading City of stairs it'd been in a far away backburner of my mind, and it was only you making it the Readalong AND pestering asking me several times if I was going to read it that made me actually read it. The rest is history, 5 stars ;D

haha I was the opposite with City of Stairs. From everything I'd heard it sounded perfect and then.... :/

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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2021, 01:17:35 PM »
That is interesting to hear--Blackwing has finally percolated to the top of my get-from-the-library list and I've been looking at it wondering if I do get it, or if I quietly delete it... but if both of you guys enjoyed it, I will give it a shot!

Very nervous haha.
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Re: Low expectations to page turner
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2021, 03:25:22 AM »
That is interesting to hear--Blackwing has finally percolated to the top of my get-from-the-library list and I've been looking at it wondering if I do get it, or if I quietly delete it... but if both of you guys enjoyed it, I will give it a shot!

Very nervous haha.

*Quietly search for Blackwing on goodreads and google* Is the book grimdark? And if so how dark is it? I'm started to feel interested too.