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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #840 on: August 16, 2016, 10:35:54 AM »
No but you have got me wondering what the name of the book is.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #841 on: August 16, 2016, 02:17:42 PM »
I bought a book 2. After reading book 1, I'm not that interested in continuing. Book 2 hasn't even been opened, it looks perfect. I can't find the receipt, though.
I'm still thinking of going to the shop and say that was a present and can I exchange it please... bad of me?

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #842 on: August 16, 2016, 03:46:24 PM »
Ok, I'll go to the shop tomorrow morning then - thanks :)

Eclipse, it's Den Patrick's book 2 :-\ I'm afraid they're not really for me, and since book 1 was pretty much self-contained, that's enough.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #843 on: August 17, 2016, 01:03:28 PM »
It worked, they raised no issues at all :D

One less Boy who wept blood, one plus Wee Free Men...
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #844 on: August 20, 2016, 10:51:25 PM »
Sorry you were not taken with the Erebus sequence. I really enjoyed all three books and they are each very different. I am guessing my comments on here encouraged you to give it a go. The boy who wept blood focuses on Dino and has a really powerful opening chapter and stays strong all the way through. The Wee Free Men is a fantastic read and as a series are great as Tiff grows up and the world she lives in expands through the books.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #845 on: August 21, 2016, 09:55:43 AM »
Rostum, maybe it was a question of 'right book at wrong time' - the whole "experiment on bodies resulting in deformed people" hit me in ways I can't put in words right now :-\
So yes, I think the exchange will come in my favour now.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #846 on: August 26, 2016, 08:24:59 PM »
I Think you will enjoy Wee free Men and the whole Tiffany Aching series.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #847 on: August 29, 2016, 02:21:07 PM »
Friendly reminder for those who do not journey to the other parts of the forum.  In the Fantasy-Faction Book Battle area we currently have two activities going on.  The first is the Final for Favorite Antagonist which is between Cersei Lannister and Dolores Umbridge (picture them meeting each other).  The poll for that was just posted and will run for the next week.  In addition to that we're currently taking nominations for the next battle which will be Favorite Sidekick. 

If you haven't done so already head down to the Book Battle area to place your vote and to submit your nominations.

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-faction-book-battles/

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #848 on: August 29, 2016, 02:46:09 PM »
I've got back into reading in a big way recently and have been surprised at just how impatient I am with books these days. I'm putting down more books than I finish and often struggling to get past openings. I'm not sure whether I've spent too much time looking at the mechanics of writing, or I'm picking library books badly, or I was always this picky and had forgotten, or what.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #849 on: August 29, 2016, 02:59:25 PM »
You not picking the right book for you , why not ask for a recommendation from someone who enjoys the same as you, I think there might be a few here.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #850 on: August 29, 2016, 03:16:52 PM »
You not picking the right book for you , why not ask for a recommendation from someone who enjoys the same as you, I think there might be a few here.

I have a metric buttload of recommendations to work through - not that this is much use when I'm at the library and they have none of them and purchasing new books isn't an option right now.

Also two of the books I struggled to get by are in series that are big favourites of mine so it might be running deeper than picking the wrong books.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #851 on: August 29, 2016, 03:19:58 PM »
Try something non-fantasy (shocking) ;-)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #852 on: August 29, 2016, 03:34:27 PM »
Try something non-fantasy (shocking) ;-)

My last twelve take homes from the library contain only three fantasy books.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #853 on: August 29, 2016, 03:36:18 PM »
That's where you going wrong :-)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #854 on: August 29, 2016, 03:37:04 PM »
Try something non-fantasy (shocking) ;-)

Seconding this. I've started doing this more and more often, trying to read books outside my comfort zone. For instance, I read the first few Jack Reacher books and loved them, even though I'm usually not a thriller/mystery reader. As a bonus, I'm almost certain reading those and absorbing the way they're written and flow made my current military sci-fi/thriller that much better.