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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1470 on: December 25, 2019, 08:57:47 PM »
My haul was

The Broken Sword & Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
Viriconium by John Harrison
Aegypt by John Crowley
Art Matters: How Imagination Can Change The World by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals - Stuart Heritage


First Chronicles of Druss the Legend and Lies of Locke Lamora are both very good books.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1471 on: December 25, 2019, 09:00:40 PM »
Babylon 5
Blake's 7
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Firefly

All of each
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1472 on: December 25, 2019, 09:08:13 PM »
My haul was

The Broken Sword & Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson
I have a copy of The Broken Sword and plan to read it in the near future.  Don't feel any pressure to say yes, but I'd be up for a buddy read.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1473 on: December 25, 2019, 09:17:19 PM »
Firefly is pretty good

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1474 on: December 26, 2019, 10:39:53 AM »
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1475 on: December 26, 2019, 10:55:41 AM »
Anybody get any books for Christmas?

I got the Best of Glen Cook:18 stories
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« Reply #1476 on: December 26, 2019, 01:50:32 PM »
I got some socks.

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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1477 on: January 13, 2020, 07:56:17 PM »
I’ve been lurking on the F-F Facebook and some interesting things pop up from time to time but I don’t get why it’s so popular? Lots of members there but doesn’t feel like a community to me  just random strangers talking about books you could spend 10 years there and not get to know anyone. It also suffers from trolls if there is even a slightly controversial topic posted.

I feel the forum is so much better to get to know other members. You wouldn’t get a topic about depression and support  over there.

I love that here we know about each other’s  crazy habits like  Iso81 always goes regular at 9pm

I like it when people ask if anyone on the the group has read a series called Wheel of Time and whether it is worth the effort.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1478 on: January 24, 2020, 01:05:00 PM »
I’ve been lurking on the F-F Facebook and some interesting things pop up from time to time but I don’t get why it’s so popular? Lots of members there but doesn’t feel like a community to me  just random strangers talking about books you could spend 10 years there and not get to know anyone. It also suffers from trolls if there is even a slightly controversial topic posted.

I feel the forum is so much better to get to know other members. You wouldn’t get a topic about depression and support  over there.

I love that here we know about each other’s  crazy habits like  Iso81 always goes regular at 9pm

I like it when people ask if anyone on the the group has read a series called Wheel of Time and whether it is worth the effort.

Btw have you read the Wheel of Time and is it worth the effort?
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1479 on: January 24, 2020, 06:54:03 PM »
The Wheel of time would be good if it had been maybe 4 books.
I've read long series and enjoyed them. It just seems too deliberately drawn out with entire books you could skip.
Also he died before it finished, though already I was only buying because of having read so much. Brandon Sanderson completed it using Jordan's notes.
I'm tempted to box it and give it away so as to have other books I'd read on the shelf. I maybe have 3000+ books on paper, though SF & F are only a well loved proportion.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1480 on: January 28, 2020, 12:50:21 PM »
When you only have 120 pages left in the book, and everything is happening now, you just NEED to know more and more, yet your lunch break is over and you need to work again, ARGH!
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1481 on: January 28, 2020, 12:55:48 PM »
Anyone at your work Malazan fans 😁
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1482 on: January 28, 2020, 01:20:14 PM »
I don't think so - at least I've been walking around with that monster of a book and nobody I've seen has made any comments: I'm pretty sure if you were a fan you'd say something (I would!)
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1483 on: January 28, 2020, 07:07:34 PM »
When you only have 120 pages left in the book, and everything is happening now, you just NEED to know more and more, yet your lunch break is over and you need to work again, ARGH!
Big mistake, Bea. Never start the last few hundred pages of a Malazan novel when you don't have the chance to read them in one sitting. All those convergences, epic moments, battles and deaths - it will only get harder with the next books.
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Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« Reply #1484 on: February 15, 2020, 02:05:29 PM »
The wonders of charity shops! I just bought Erin Morgenstern's new book, hardcover exclusive Waterstones edition, plus the paperback of Sanderson's Skyward, for £1.50 ;D
I'm glad I came into the village for tea and cake at my favourite café despite the storm.
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