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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13035 on: December 08, 2019, 04:56:32 AM »
Good lords, it's been a while since we've agreed on a book.

Hmmm
Is that code for 'eclipse will now trail old posts to find evidence'? ;D
I think you also agree on Jemisin's books, hehe

This is the first time I'm agreeing with Eclipse ever too, hahah.  ;D

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13036 on: December 08, 2019, 08:39:55 AM »
This is the first time I'm agreeing with Eclipse ever too, hahah.  ;D

It had to happen one day! Even A broken clock is right twice a day 😛

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13037 on: December 08, 2019, 09:12:33 AM »
Peat I really liked The City of Stairs and will be reading the rest of the trilogy.
I'm afraid Peat doesn't read present tense :-\
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13038 on: December 08, 2019, 09:29:04 AM »
His left a review here.

You can’t read it yet through Bea,  not until you’ve finished reading City of Stairs.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13039 on: December 08, 2019, 09:41:45 AM »
Oh ok, and no, keeping away from all things that even hint at spoilers!!!
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13040 on: December 08, 2019, 10:49:36 AM »
Peat I really liked The City of Stairs and will be reading the rest of the trilogy.
I'm afraid Peat doesn't read present tense :-\
I'm not a fan of present tense either but this doesn't deter me from reading a good book. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13041 on: December 08, 2019, 10:59:46 AM »
Xiagan, for me, present tense and good book are more or less mutually exclusive. It instinctively makes me feel like I'm reading a book with a grammar error every single line and as such, I simply can't get into it, in the same way that a typo every line would be constantly pulling me out. It really bothers me that much.

Peat I really liked The City of Stairs and will be reading the rest of the trilogy.
I'm afraid Peat doesn't read present tense :-\

It is the one book in the world where I forced myself through the present tenseness. The idea of it is that interesting. Couldn't bring myself to touch the sequel though, despite it sounding really good and having found it on clearance at Forbidden Planet before.
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« Reply #13042 on: December 08, 2019, 08:04:47 PM »
Interestingly, the Turkish translation of City of Stairs is in past tense :)
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: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13043 on: December 08, 2019, 09:11:34 PM »
Interestingly, the Turkish translation of City of Stairs is in past tense :)
Wow, I wonder what made them make such a profound change in a book - and what the author thought about that!
Now I wonder about other present tense books, what happened with their translation.
When I'm in Portugal soon I'll try to check some books out.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13044 on: December 08, 2019, 10:43:12 PM »
This Census Taker by China Mieville.

A book of few pages  that raises a large number of questions.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13045 on: December 09, 2019, 02:14:31 AM »
Interestingly, the Turkish translation of City of Stairs is in past tense :)

Problem solved! @Peat just has to learn Turkish

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13046 on: December 09, 2019, 04:37:19 AM »
Reading the first book of the Ketty Jay series. The story is great, don't get me wrong, but there's some elements about the story that kind of irked me somewhat. There seemed to be quite some criticism of religion on the author's part, especially where he mentioned something around meditation being sitting down doing nothing required a lot of practice. Also there is a particular race in the story with squinty eyes that are good at calculations (Asians?) which are a kind of slave. These kind of irked me a bit, despite the story's natural flow, and I had to ask if there would be something like these beyond these points in the story?

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13047 on: December 09, 2019, 01:16:51 PM »
I finished Lioness Rampant (Song of the Lioness #4) on Saturday. Quite a lot happens given that it's only about 200 pages long. As a whole, the series felt kind of like two pairs, and I think the first pair felt like it had more momentum.

I've moved on to The Black Ice (Harry Bosch #2) by Michael Connelly, which is not speculative fiction at all. After this I'm probably going for The Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13048 on: December 09, 2019, 02:51:16 PM »
After this I'm probably going for The Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo.
How did you like the first book? 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #13049 on: December 09, 2019, 03:40:24 PM »
After this I'm probably going for The Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo.
How did you like the first book?
I really enjoyed it. It had some minor annoyances, but it was a lot of fun.

As a result, I also picked up the first book of the preceding series, the Grisha trilogy, which I understand is a bit more annoyingly YA, but I'm happy to give it a try, at some point. Ideally before it comes to TV.

(I've just looked up when I read Six of Crows, it was January 2018. Almost two years ago. It might take me a while to do the earlier trilogy.)