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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: May 26, 2020, 10:33:48 AM »
Happy birthday @cupiscent! May you find great books to read again this year.  :D

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During this furlough period I wanted to revive my German (which I learnt years ago, then used when I lived in Switzerland). I picked up my books but everything was a bit boring, and a lot business-related (as I was learning there at work).

Then I remembered hearing about this site called Duolingo, and wow, it's great! I've been doing the lessons for a week now, and I do remember both more and less than I imagined hehe
I did a test at the start that unlocked all the lessons inside the first 2 sections, but I started from the very beginning anyway.

There are lots of languages available, if you'd like to try :)

Duolingo is pretty great. They had every language available for practice, so it's got a pretty wide coverage. I could speak Thai, English, and Mandarin to an extent (although it had always been sketchy). I had studied Mandarin as a kid and again in high school, and later during college when I absolutely bored, although as stated before, still pretty sketchy.

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Even though I didn't read Malazan, I think continuing from your already reading series should be a good step in progression You could buy the next books instantly and read until the end of the series, so there's that, no waiting required.

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I've now started Samantha Shannon's The priory of the orange tree and from the first few pages, it's looking really promising!
Argh, I just want to continue reading more and more, but I get a headache!
This book is SO GOOD :D :D

I finished :'(
 that touches you everywhere

These particular phrases just sounded so wrong, hahah.  ;D

I've just started Bloody Rose and while it was good, it reminded me of how much I missed the old Kings of the Wyld crew. I just wish there would be more adventures with them, maybe even a prequel? (On the same note I'd love to read a prequel of Powdermage series, back when Tamas was a Gurlish war hero)

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: May 25, 2020, 10:27:52 AM »
Ahem. Happy birthday Eclipse. Do come back soon.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Multiple plots in a book
« on: May 25, 2020, 06:18:33 AM »
As everyone else had said already, if it's done well I guess the book would be enjoyable (I'm not even sure of what I can put up as an example, hahah) I personally preferred books with a single person POV though, subplots or no.

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Finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I'm debating whether I should continue with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince or go on to read Bloody Rose. I think I may need some new, refreshing story at this point, hahah.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Gorgeous SF/F book covers!
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:18:52 AM »
Saw this the other day on facebook. I'll have to say that they looked pretty damn amazing. Chinese covers of the Raven's Shadow.








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Stay strong Cherie! I'm not really knowledgeable (well, not at all) when it came to relationships and stuff, but still would like to wish you all the best and give you my encouragements. As isos said above, we're here whenever you need us.  :D

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Hmmm file it under "light at the end of the tunnel" because it's those small things that make us smile and give us a lift when we're down... ;)
Even an introvert like me wants to do something different, so today I had a "proper cream tea" at home ;D

I walked to the Farm Shop as part of my daily exercise, there I got some nice bits and pieces, including proper homemade scones, and then when I got home I made a pot of tea on the posh teapot, used for visitors only, used the posh teacup too, and had it with a big scone with butter and jam (no cream at home), sitting at the low living room table just to be different
 8)

Oh wow, I love scones. I've tasted them like only once but I would definitely love to have them again, hahah. They're just so rare where I lived.

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What do you do when you feel down and can't read?

It's the book probably. Switch to a new one and come back to this later.

I've read 7 books since I started Sixteen Ways to Defend A Walled city and keep coming back to it couple of chapters at a time. I still have to pick up Senlin Ascends the same fashion!

Thought that but I don't like loose ends. Still, it seems the only option :) I want to start Justan's book but the page count is scary ;D

Would advise on switching books as well. I started The Copper Cat some months earlier. I've read atleast 10 (probably more) books since then and I still haven't gone back to touch it yet, hahah.  ;D

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It's always hot here, hahah. I wish I had a portable air conditioner so I wouldn't be sweating like roasted meat in this summer weather.

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Congrats Bea! Glad you're healthy and alright. May you live long and prosper.  ;D

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Well, it's a play and not a novel, so I assume that the flow is very different, no?
You need to imagine the action yourself, from the dialogue and the stage prompts.

I'm not sure if the people who call it "pretty horrible" know the difference between the two forms, hehe

I heard that people have issues over the plot though. I started to question reading it after hearing that in the Cursed Child, Voldermort had a daughter and Cedric Diggory is a deatheater. These two facts already sounds pretty weird, mind.

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Brandon Sanderon.

Really? Wasn't expecting that :) What is your favorite series then?

I guess it's a near tie between The Stormlight Archives and the Kingkiller Chronicle, but I also liked The Reckoners, Warbreaker, Mistborn trilogy (and later era Mistborn), The Emperor's Soul, and Legion from Sanderson, so that really tips the scale towards him.

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