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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6270 on: July 24, 2015, 03:02:53 AM »
I had to interrupt Riyria 3 because it was a bit of a doorstop

Think you will enjoy when you get back @ScarletBea. Halfway through listening to Riyria Revelations 3, Heir of Novron now on audible. It is long, but like Royce, Hadrian and Arista so much just had to keep listening all the way through and also have Riyria Chronicle's lined up ready to go. Having RiyiraFest. ;D

Nothing of great depth or needing concentration but "cracking good yarn", interesting politicking which I enjoy,  plenty of humour, details of weapons, battles etc seem to have been well researched and described, but I wouldn't know. Relaxing to listen to and generally enjoyable. Not good at genre labelling, but guess this is Sword and Sorcery? Or is this Epic? Or both?

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6271 on: July 24, 2015, 03:21:20 AM »
Only good thing about the after effects of heat exhaustion is that it lets me finished a book. Those Above might not be my favorite Daniel Polansky novel, but I think it's his strongest so far. Really tightly plotted, even if the plot goes nowhere. I think that might be why it took me forever to finish. Oh well.

No clue what I'm going to pick up next. Kinda want to try Titus Groan, but I think my brain's a little shot right now to fully enjoy that. Considering The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer. Seems like pulpy UF/Noir that might be the fix I'm looking for.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6272 on: July 24, 2015, 07:22:52 AM »
I had to interrupt Riyria 3 because it was a bit of a doorstop

Think you will enjoy when you get back @ScarletBea. Halfway through listening to Riyria Revelations 3, Heir of Novron now on audible. It is long, but like Royce, Hadrian and Arista so much just had to keep listening all the way through and also have Riyria Chronicle's lined up ready to go. Having RiyiraFest. ;D

Oh I don't think you quite got what I meant! I love big books and I'm loving Riyria - the reason I said that was being too big to bring on my holidays hehe
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6273 on: July 24, 2015, 12:11:28 PM »
I'm taking a short break from Wheel of Time now that I'm halfway through the Jordan books, and reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (ARC) instead. I'm about 30% through now, and so far it seems like it'll be the best Fitz book out of the whole series.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6274 on: July 24, 2015, 01:06:12 PM »
I'm taking a short break from Wheel of Time now that I'm halfway through the Jordan books, and reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (ARC) instead. I'm about 30% through now, and so far it seems like it'll be the best Fitz book out of the whole series.

You are storming through those WOT books! I ve made it to Nemesis Games. The last 2 Expanse books have been hard work but have heard that Nemesis Gates gets things back on track.

Also have a history of the Balkans to read.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6275 on: July 24, 2015, 01:15:18 PM »
I'm taking a short break from Wheel of Time now that I'm halfway through the Jordan books, and reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (ARC) instead. I'm about 30% through now, and so far it seems like it'll be the best Fitz book out of the whole series.

You are storming through those WOT books! I ve made it to Nemesis Games. The last 2 Expanse books have been hard work but have heard that Nemesis Gates gets things back on track.

Also have a history of the Balkans to read.
Haha yeah, actually I read the first five books in the space of a month, slowed down a bit with the sixth one since we've been busy again!  :P

How many Expanse books are there?!  :o
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6276 on: July 24, 2015, 01:21:18 PM »
I'm taking a short break from Wheel of Time now that I'm halfway through the Jordan books, and reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (ARC) instead. I'm about 30% through now, and so far it seems like it'll be the best Fitz book out of the whole series.

You are storming through those WOT books! I ve made it to Nemesis Games. The last 2 Expanse books have been hard work but have heard that Nemesis Gates gets things back on track.

Also have a history of the Balkans to read.
Haha yeah, actually I read the first five books in the space of a month, slowed down a bit with the sixth one since we've been busy again!  :P

How many Expanse books are there?!  :o

5 so far.  Leviathan's Wake and Caliban's War are great fun. I found Abaddon's Gate and Cibola Burn a bit of a slug.  TBH they are fun pulpy sci fi, but actually finding myself now wanting to read something a bit more 'literary.' 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6277 on: July 24, 2015, 02:07:27 PM »
I'm taking a short break from Wheel of Time now that I'm halfway through the Jordan books, and reading Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (ARC) instead. I'm about 30% through now, and so far it seems like it'll be the best Fitz book out of the whole series.

You are storming through those WOT books! I ve made it to Nemesis Games. The last 2 Expanse books have been hard work but have heard that Nemesis Gates gets things back on track.

Also have a history of the Balkans to read.
Haha yeah, actually I read the first five books in the space of a month, slowed down a bit with the sixth one since we've been busy again!  :P

How many Expanse books are there?!  :o

5 so far.  Leviathan's Wake and Caliban's War are great fun. I found Abaddon's Gate and Cibola Burn a bit of a slug.  TBH they are fun pulpy sci fi, but actually finding myself now wanting to read something a bit more 'literary.'
Cool thanks, wonder how many there'll be in the end. I know what you mean, it can get a bit tiring to read the same kind of books constantly. Two million words of Robert Jordan and I felt more than ready for something different!  :P
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6278 on: July 25, 2015, 12:06:58 AM »
Finished the Jen Williams Iron Ghost which I preferred to The Copper Promise and believe her writing is far more polished in this book. Thanks Jen very enjoyable. I am reading my way though The Surviving the dead zombie series on kindle to get used to the thing at the moment.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6279 on: July 26, 2015, 09:18:59 AM »
I've put away Gardens of the Moon and instead picked up Legend by David Gemmell. Really quite like it. It's rather simple both in language or plot, but it's still really nice to read. And I so much love how pretty much everyone tries to be practical and do the rational thing, rather than taking completely pointless risks and throwing away opportunities only for pride.

30% into Legend now, It's quite fast paced well for me anyway but the Rek and Virae romance I just find odd especially at the beginning it just felt rushed and Druss recruiting outlaws in a forest didn't seem believable .The 30 warrior priest sect sound interesting through.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6280 on: July 26, 2015, 09:49:48 AM »
Finished Fool's Quest last night, absolutely brilliant book, and yet again it ends in a cruel cliffhanger. Why can't the next one be out already?  >:(

Definitely my favourite Fitz book, only behind Liveships for me because it doesn't have the same complexity (understandably). Can't wait for the third one, though I have no clue whatsoever how she's going to wrap up the story in just one more book... wouldn't be surprised (or disappointed) if it turned out to be a four book series.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6281 on: July 26, 2015, 10:49:20 AM »
Finished Splintered this morning, and am wibbling between a couple of books now.  Am thinking of going back to Song of Arbonne or maybe The City's Son or Cinder, or I may wander into our library and pick up something else totally random  :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6282 on: July 26, 2015, 12:47:57 PM »

Hi @Nighteyes, do you have particular interest in history of Balkans during WW2? There is set of six older novels called The Fortunes of War by Olivia Manning which is fictional but accurate, interesting and extremely well written. I have read them couple of times and gladly recommend, because apart from good story they give insight and knowledge explaining some of the causes of the chaos and instability there at the time. Balkan history interests me, but I struggle as it is complex, and fairly depressing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortunes_of_War_(novel_series)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6283 on: July 26, 2015, 02:16:13 PM »
Was in a fascinating antique store yesterday ("Portland Architectural Salvage": filled with doors, window frames, knobs, WCs, stuary, and more from demolished buildings and ships) and found a travelogue called Looking for the Lost about an American expatriot's walking trip through corners of Japan in the 1990s looking for "lost Japan." @SugoiMe, where were you? The book's first section is about Tsugaru in the Aomori Prefecture. Just a few pages in really, but wonderfully written.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #6284 on: July 26, 2015, 05:59:58 PM »
I reread Mathilda by Roald Dahl. Short, entertaining books are all I manage at the moment.
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