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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1350 on: September 26, 2018, 01:31:38 PM »
I don't think I'd ever found a book with a character that I can identify as being on the autism spectrum.
John Gwynne's A Time of Dread has got Drem, and he's just so well written, I love reading his chapters!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1351 on: October 15, 2018, 05:26:31 PM »
PRETTY!!!! :D

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1352 on: October 15, 2018, 09:39:16 PM »
PRETTY!!!! :D


The cover is quite pretty, unfortunately for me the book didn't quite live up to its packaging and it became a DNF.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1353 on: October 22, 2018, 06:16:43 PM »
FYI, if anyone in the UK wants to buy Aliette de Bodard's In the Vanishers' Palace, you can now get it with free delivery!
It was at £9.99, just 1 penny short of the free delivery, so I asked her if she could change the price and make it £10: this way she gets an extra p and we save £2.98 in delivery costs, hehe

(yes, you could add another book, but I didn't want to buy another one from them....)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1354 on: November 10, 2018, 09:54:24 AM »
Not sure if it's me or anything, but I've ran across a boatload of DNFs and disappointments in both books and tv shows lately (mostly books). I'm feeling pretty apprehensive about trying anything new, and do hope that things will get better from here.

Am I having a reading slump?  ???

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1355 on: November 10, 2018, 02:34:30 PM »
Not sure if it's me or anything, but I've ran across a boatload of DNFs and disappointments in both books and tv shows lately (mostly books). I'm feeling pretty apprehensive about trying anything new, and do hope that things will get better from here.

Am I having a reading slump?  ???

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1356 on: November 10, 2018, 04:17:20 PM »
Inky, I think it might also be linked to all the issues you're having in your real life.
I've noticed in the past that sometimes my problems do interfere with my reading, and a book that I might have enjoyed at any other time, I don't like or did not finish...

Try re-reading books that you enjoyed the first time, sort of "comfort reading" for a while.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1357 on: November 10, 2018, 11:59:29 PM »
Not sure if it's me or anything, but I've ran across a boatload of DNFs and disappointments in both books and tv shows lately (mostly books). I'm feeling pretty apprehensive about trying anything new, and do hope that things will get better from here.

Am I having a reading slump?  ???
It hapoens, Inky. In some cases its influenced by real life issues and also tastes change. I've tried to reread stuff I'd liked in the past and foubd that I no longer do, or I foubd flaws I never saw befors.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1358 on: November 11, 2018, 07:48:59 AM »
Thanks, guys! At least I've got Elantris with me right now, and from the author it should definitely be good. I'm going to start buying only the first book of trilogies/ series from now on though, hahahh.  :D

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1359 on: December 28, 2018, 03:59:28 PM »
*mumble grumble*
I entered Waterstone's in Leeds today, going straight to the first floor where the Fantasy section is. It's a big one.
Where it was supposed to be are the children books now, eeek!
I look around, nothing... I ask, and a lady says it's downstairs.

I walk down, look around, nothing.
So I ask the lady at the pay point there:
Me: "Excuse me, everything is different, where are the Fantasy books now?"
Young lady, confused: "Erm.... fantasy... you mean, like young people...."
Me, with a strong tone: "No. Fantasy books."
Young lady, still not sure, points to the other corner: "I think it's there"
 ::)

Now it's in a back area of the bookshop, and smaller than it used to be.
 >:(
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1360 on: December 28, 2018, 04:27:04 PM »
*mumble grumble*
I entered Waterstone's in Leeds today, going straight to the first floor where the Fantasy section is. It's a big one.
Where it was supposed to be are the children books now, eeek!
I look around, nothing... I ask, and a lady says it's downstairs.

I walk down, look around, nothing.
So I ask the lady at the pay point there:
Me: "Excuse me, everything is different, where are the Fantasy books now?"
Young lady, confused: "Erm.... fantasy... you mean, like young people...."
Me, with a strong tone: "No. Fantasy books."
Young lady, still not sure, points to the other corner: "I think it's there"
 ::)

Now it's in a back area of the bookshop, and smaller than it used to be.
 >:(

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1361 on: January 08, 2019, 11:50:39 AM »
Should I:

a. Stick with what I'm reading. (which is okayyy I guess)

b. Move to read the Reckoners series, which is the last series by Brandon Sanderson that I haven't plunged into yet. I'd ran out of his novels to read after this, though.  :'(

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1362 on: January 08, 2019, 09:26:12 PM »
Finished Traitors blade, pretty meh and far too pat for me. Started John Dies at the End by David Wong which is wonderfully twisted from the prologue onwards.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1363 on: January 08, 2019, 09:26:42 PM »
Should I:

a. Stick with what I'm reading. (which is okayyy I guess)

b. Move to read the Reckoners series, which is the last series by Brandon Sanderson that I haven't plunged into yet. I'd ran out of his novels to read after this, though.  :'(
I already see you writing another exciting post about them, so I'll say b). :)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1364 on: January 09, 2019, 12:38:53 AM »
Not sure if it's me or anything, but I've ran across a boatload of DNFs and disappointments in both books and tv shows lately (mostly books). I'm feeling pretty apprehensive about trying anything new, and do hope that things will get better from here.

Am I having a reading slump?  ???

Should I:

a. Stick with what I'm reading. (which is okayyy I guess)

b. Move to read the Reckoners series, which is the last series by Brandon Sanderson that I haven't plunged into yet. I'd ran out of his novels to read after this, though.  :'(

C. Write something new that hits all the buttons and is what you really want to read right now