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We will have separate threads for the nominations and the voting poll.

Nominations
There's no limit to the number of books that each person can nominate.
Even members who don't want to participate can nominate books, this way we can get a wider range of ideas of books to read.

For a book to reach the voting stage, it must be seconded by a different member.
However, each person can only second 2 books, to restrict the list for voting. If no books are seconded, then the person in charge of the bookclub will pick five books randomly to be voted on.

Please try to choose books with less than 500 pages, and make sure it's a standalone or the first in a series.

Voting
Only vote in the poll if you are going to join the book club for that month.

If there’s a tie at the end, the person in charge of the bookclub will decide who wins.


Even if you haven't voted for the winning book, I do hope to see you in the book club!



Please enter Blurb along with book title for nominations.


Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule their world as the gods of the Hindu pantheon. Only one dares oppose them: he who was once Siddhartha and is now Mahasamatman. Binder of Demons, Lord of Light.

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

The Power Of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people. To him, mythology was the "song of the universe, the music of the spheres." With Bill Moyers, one of America's most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.

The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill

Five thousand years out of the Labyrinth, the Minotaur finds himself in the American South, living in a trailer park and working as a line cook at a steakhouse. No longer a devourer of human flesh, the Minotaur is a socially inept, lonely creature with very human needs. But over a two-week period, as his life dissolves into chaos, this broken and alienated immortal awakens to the possibility for happiness and to the capacity for love.

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We will have separate threads for the nominations and the voting poll.

Nominations
There's no limit to the number of books that each person can nominate.
Even members who don't want to participate can nominate books, this way we can get a wider range of ideas of books to read.

For a book to reach the voting stage, it must be seconded by a different member.
However, each person can only second 2 books, to restrict the list for voting. If no books are seconded, then the person in charge of the bookclub will pick five books randomly to be voted on.

Please try to choose books with less than 500 pages, and make sure it's a standalone or the first in a series.

Voting
Only vote in the poll if you are going to join the book club for that month.

If there’s a tie at the end, the person in charge of the bookclub will decide who wins.


Even if you haven't voted for the winning book, I do hope to see you in the book club!


Dark Moon

Spoiler for Hiden:
The peaceful Eldarin were the last of three ancient races.  The mystical Oltor, healers and poets, had fallen before the dread power of the cruel and sadistic Daroth.  Yet in one awesome night the invincible Daroth had vanished from the face of the earth.  Gone were their cities, their armies, their terror.  The Great Northern Desert was their only legacy.  Not a trace remained for a thousand years...

The War of the Pearl had raged for seven years and the armies of the four Duchies were exhausted and weary of bloodshed.  But the foremost of the Dukes, Sirano of Romark, possessed the Eldarin Pearl and was determined to unravel its secrets.

Then, on one unforgetable day, a dark moon rose above the Great Northern Desert, and a black tidal wave swept across the land.  In moments the desert had vanished beneath lush fields and forests and a great city could be seen glittering in the morning sunlight.

From this city re-emerged the blood-hungry Daroth, powerful and immortal, immune to spear and sword.  They had only one desire:  to rid the world of humankind for ever.

Now the fate of the human race rests on the talents of three heroes:  Karis, warrior-woman and strategist; Tarantio, the deadliest swordsman of the age; and Duvodas the Healer, who will learn a terrible truth.

A new world of myth and magic, love and heroism, from the bestselling author of The Legend of Deathwalker.


Lord of Secrets

Spoiler for Hiden:
Magic is poison. Secrets are power. Death is . . . complicated.

Outlaw wizard Corcoran Gray has enough problems. He's friendless, penniless and on the run from the tyrannical Mages' Guild - and with the search for his imprisoned grandfather looking hopeless, his situation can't get much worse.

So when a fugitive drops into his lap - literally - and gets them both arrested, it's the last straw - until Gray realises that runaway slave Brix could be the key to his grandfather's release. All he has to do is break out of prison, break into an ancient underground temple and avoid killing himself with his own magic in the process.

In theory, it's simple enough. But as secrets unfold and loyalties shift, Gray discovers something with the power to change the nature of life and death itself.

Now Gray must find a way to protect the people he loves, but it could cost him everything, even his soul . . .

With the humour of V.E. Schwab, the scale of Trudi Canavan and the deftness of Naomi Novik, Lord of Secrets is a heartwarming fantasy novel about saving the people you love without destroying the world (or yourself).

Rejoice by Steven Erikson

Spoiler for Hiden:
Rejoice, A Knife to the Heart tells the story of the Intervention, which begins when Samantha August, science fiction writer, disappears into a beam of light, apparently from a UFO, while walking along a busy street in Victoria, Canada. While footage of the incident – captured on smartphones – goes viral, Samantha wakes up in a small room, where she is greeted by the voice of Adam, who explains that they are in orbit and he is AI communicant of the Intervention Delegation, a triumvirate of alien civilisations seeking to ensure the continuing evolution of Earth as a viable biome. Thus begins an astonishing, provocative, beautifully written and startlingly visionary novel of First Contact


One of Us by Craig DiLouie

Spoiler for Hiden:
Known as "the plague generation" a group of teenagers begin to discover their hidden powers in this shocking post-apocalyptic coming of age story set in 1984.

"This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book, and it will change you." - Seanan McGuire

They've called him a monster from the day he was born.

Abandoned by his family, Enoch Bryant now lives in a rundown orphanage with other teenagers just like him. He loves his friends, even if the teachers are terrified of them. They're members of the rising plague generation. Each bearing their own extreme genetic mutation.

The people in the nearby town hate Enoch, but he doesn't know why. He's never harmed anyone. Works hard and doesn't make trouble. He believes one day he'll be a respected man.

But hatred dies hard. The tension between Enoch's world and those of the "normal" townspeople is ready to burst. And when a body is found, it may be the spark that ignites a horrifying revolution.

Sea of Rust by C.Robert Cargill

Spoiler for Hiden:
A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by a war that has destroyed humanity in this evocative post-apocalyptic "robot western" from the critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic. It's been thirty years since the apocalypse and fifteen years since the murder of the last human being at the hands of robots. Humankind is extinct. Every man, woman, and child has been liquidated by a global uprising devised by the very machines humans designed and built to serve them. Most of the world is controlled by an OWI--One World Intelligence--the shared consciousness of millions of robots, uploaded into one huge mainframe brain. But not all robots are willing to cede their individuality--their personality--for the sake of a greater, stronger, higher power. These intrepid resisters are outcasts; solo machines wandering among various underground outposts who have formed into an unruly civilization of rogue AIs in the wasteland that was once our world. One of these resisters is Brittle, a scavenger robot trying to keep a deteriorating mind and body functional in a world that has lost all meaning. Although unable to experience emotions like a human, Brittle is haunted by the terrible crimes the robot population perpetrated on humanity. As Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, a large swath of territory that was once the Midwest, the loner robot slowly comes to terms with horrifyingly raw and vivid memories--and nearly unbearable guilt. Sea of Rust is both a harsh story of survival and an optimistic adventure. A vividly imagined portrayal of ultimate destruction and desperate tenacity, it boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, yet where a humanlike AI strives to find purpose among the ruins"--"In this post-apocalyptic "robot western," critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, and noted film critic C. Robert Cargill brilliantly chronicles the tale of a scavenger robot wandering in the wasteland left after the war that destroyed humanity"--

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General Discussion / Anyone else not in the mood for reading?
« on: April 11, 2020, 09:26:42 AM »
I’m struggling to read in the lockdown.

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How do you feel?


I was so disappointed with the iron Druid series last book not because the series wrapped up but with how it ended felt like I wasted my time with reading it all. I won’t be touching this author again.

Now I’ve just finished watching season 3 Glitch an Australian tv show  dealing with the afterlife I was invested in the story and characters  and Now I just feel  that I’ve wasted my time  after watching the last episode.

Now I’ve  also finished watching The Good Place which also deals with the afterlife and I felt the last episode  had a far superior ending to Glitch and I would be happy to watch the good place from the beginning again.

You got to love D.I.S.C.O Janet

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This seems a strange requirement to read a book,  I would rather go for personality traits

I be reading books now to see how tall the hero’s are  ;D

From Facebook


I know there are exceptions... but the amazing females in fantasy seem to very often be very short... like really short... I wish there were more tall girls, I've read about some, and they're awesome...  idk I cant relate to petite or in any way delicate... someone give me a tall gangly mess

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If you do which ones do you go to and how often? Not counting goodreads or library thing

I’ve just been to http://mark---lawrence.blogspot.com/2019/10/finalists-for-5th-spfbo.html

 10 different book reviewer review the SPBO have you visited any of the judges websites?

I’ve been to some of them very rarely or not at all.

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Ken scholes Psalms of Isaak I’ve been waiting for the price to come down on kindle since dec 2017 as the price was too high at £20.00  today I checked on kindle and it’s over £20.00 for a 400 page book. Time for me to stop waiting and move on.

I think that’s a total rip off the previous books is the series were only like £ 5.99

I won’t be reading anymore of his books why set your price for an e book that high

It’s why  I won’t read the rest of the  murderbot series (unless the price comes down in the next year) either plenty of books out there just as good and cheaper

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[APR 20] The Prince of Cats / Ask the author a question
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:57:00 PM »
@Quill

How long did it take you to finish the novel?

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[APR 20] The Prince of Cats / The Prince of Cats:Chapter 19-End
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:55:18 PM »
Post your thoughts on this chapters here

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[APR 20] The Prince of Cats / The Prince of Cats:Chapter 14-18
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:53:55 PM »
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[APR 20] The Prince of Cats / The Prince of Cats:Chapter 9-13
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:52:25 PM »
Post you thoughts on this chapters here

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[APR 20] The Prince of Cats / The Prince of Cats:Chapter 5-8
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:51:17 PM »
Post your thoughts on this chapters here

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[APR 20] The Prince of Cats / The Prince of Cats:Chapter 1-4
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:50:18 PM »
Post you thoughts on this chapters here

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Here it is: The what did you read this past month thread.

Come share your list and what you thought of the books you read last month. We're not looking for full out reviews, just a brief couple of sentences that sum up your impressions.

This is also not a contest for who read the most books, I know some of us struggle to find time to read one book a month, and others manage a dozen. That doesn't matter, so don't feel reluctant to post if you have read less books (or way more books) than others. This is all for sharing, and if you read anything, come let us know what it was and what you thought of it

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We will have separate threads for the nominations and the voting poll.

Nominations
There's no limit to the number of books that each person can nominate.
Even members who don't want to participate can nominate books, this way we can get a wider range of ideas of books to read.

For a book to reach the voting stage, it must be seconded by a different member.
However, each person can only second 2 books, to restrict the list for voting. If no books are seconded, then the person in charge of the bookclub will pick five books randomly to be voted on.

Please try to choose books with less than 500 pages, and make sure it's a standalone or the first in a series.

Voting
Only vote in the poll if you are going to join the book club for that month.

If there’s a tie at the end, the person in charge of the bookclub will decide who wins.


Even if you haven't voted for the winning book, I do hope to see you in the book club!

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