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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14430 on: April 01, 2021, 10:37:59 AM »
Finished Starts! My Destination. Started Shadow of the Torturer (Book #1 of Book of the New Sun).

Started and finished Amok by Zweig. Also started Zorba by Kazancakis.

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Good luck with that read , no one enjoyed it much here. Nearly as bad as The Darkness that came before the worst book club read in history here.

I enjoyed it
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14431 on: April 01, 2021, 07:06:52 PM »
DNF'd BLackmark the Kingsman Chronicles 1 at <10%Found this on my Kindle (don't recall buying it) made no sense to me and felt research was lacking into the most mundane of things.

Just got a new kindle.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14432 on: April 02, 2021, 06:28:13 AM »
I knew I was losing the battle against Rhythm of War when yesterday, while I was reading it, I was so distracted I went to read a grocery store receipt instead of Rhythm of War. I'm DNF'ing the book until the 5th book came out and it's actually good, or I've ran out of anything else to read.

I'm starting Guards Guards! by Terry Pratchett.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14433 on: April 02, 2021, 09:03:59 AM »
I've started a re-read of Tom Pollock's 'Skyscraper Throne'. I haven't got that far in, but I'm enjoying it.

I hope it's as good as I remember, because I have to read Ayn Rand next and I want to remember that good books still exist.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14434 on: April 03, 2021, 01:10:46 PM »
DNF'd BLackmark the Kingsman Chronicles 1 at <10%Found this on my Kindle (don't recall buying it) made no sense to me and felt research was lacking into the most mundane of things.

Just got a new kindle.
I think I remember that being a freebie giveaway. I haven't read it, but it stuck in my mind because I was reading books with Black in the title at the time and I thought it might come in handy.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14435 on: April 03, 2021, 01:23:00 PM »
Just started the new Thrawn.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14436 on: April 03, 2021, 01:38:05 PM »
I managed to find some time for reading yesterday after a manic few weeks, just started Tim Hardie's Hall of Bones and so far it's very enjoyable. Seven chapters in and looking forward to getting a few more read tonight.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14437 on: April 04, 2021, 07:14:20 PM »
Almost finished Arkady Martine's A Desolation Called Peace. Absolutely living up to the promise of the first book, and probably my favourite book of 2021 so far.

I'm trying to wrap up a few series this month before I start something new, but we'll see how that goes.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14438 on: April 07, 2021, 10:13:11 PM »
I finished the Daevabad trilogy (recommended!), finished Becky Chambers' new book the galaxy and the grounds within - recommended if you liked records of a starborn few, Piranesi (recommended) and have nearlys finished a reread of the long way to a small angry planet.

After that I'll either start Paternus, the City We Became, Fireheart Tiger or Senlin Ascends. Anybody an opinion with which book I should start? :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14439 on: April 07, 2021, 11:04:20 PM »
The City We Became by NKJ is awesome if you enjoy characters at least as much as plot and are interested in New York.  I was utterly wrapped up in these characters  wanted to meet them all  even the baddies. A concept just very faintly reminiscent of A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky but far, far less overtly violent, while still have having harsh facts driven home. And with humour. If this muddled comment doesn't put you right off, think you would enjoy. :)
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14440 on: April 08, 2021, 04:41:36 AM »
I just finished reading Guards! Guards! by Sir Terry Pratchett. 4 ish/5 stars. Another great and hilarious by Pratchett, although I think I do prefer Mort more. The setting and cast of Guards! Guards! does seem to make a good basis for a long series though, and they're already a loveable crew.

I've just started reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I've got stuck twice reading the first few pages of this book, feeling that the MC is such an arrogant edgelord. After two tries I finally made it through, but even around 50 pages in I still felt everything is pretty darn cliche in the dystopian YA style and I could probably predict the story until the end of the series. I hope it'll get better.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14441 on: April 08, 2021, 06:58:38 AM »
I finished the Daevabad trilogy (recommended!), finished Becky Chambers' new book the galaxy and the grounds within - recommended if you liked records of a starborn few, Piranesi (recommended) and have nearlys finished a reread of the long way to a small angry planet.

After that I'll either start Paternus, the City We Became, Fireheart Tiger or Senlin Ascends. Anybody an opinion with which book I should start? :)

Paternus is a great choice if you are into mythology.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14442 on: April 08, 2021, 12:17:36 PM »
After having a great time re-reading Megan Whalen Turner's entire Queen's Thief series (so good; fantastic characters with sharp edges, plus the finest considerations of what a "Prince" should be since Machiavelli, for my money, but without making a grimdark point about it) I am now starting Ed McDonald's Blackwing. (I'm all of 18 pages in and going, "ehhhh I dunno about this," but I am going to persevere for a bit and give it a chance.)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14443 on: April 08, 2021, 02:36:02 PM »
After having a great time re-reading Megan Whalen Turner's entire Queen's Thief series (so good; fantastic characters with sharp edges, plus the finest considerations of what a "Prince" should be since Machiavelli, for my money, but without making a grimdark point about it) I am now starting Ed McDonald's Blackwing. (I'm all of 18 pages in and going, "ehhhh I dunno about this," but I am going to persevere for a bit and give it a chance.)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #14444 on: April 08, 2021, 04:14:13 PM »
So, to my utter lack of surprise, 'Atlas Shrugged' has turned out to be an utter chore to get through.