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@cupiscent I just checked my suburb on below link with the search and the school showed up with a little sausage a cake and a tick.  Better check out your nearest polling places for what they all have to offer and choose the best;D

ALAS, both of my nearest polling places are marked as "unknown". Might wait and see whether further information arises on the day.

Our local has Democracy Sausages & Cakes!  Very exciting.

My BFF's kid's school is having a plant table - they have a total of 4 students and about 50 people in the town, so it's not really efficient to have the sizzzle going all day.

my favourite Lies cover is the US mmpb, which everyone else hates. However mine is signed by the author, so it now doesn't get read. I had to buy a new copy to read.
You don't read your signed books?? Why? Do you destroy books by reading? ;D

Imagine Gollum whispering "My Precioussss" over and over again, and that's almost how Elfy is about this book  :)

A lot of our books look like they've never been read, but they've been read at least twice (once by each of us), and quite a lot more than that - I'm a big re-reader, and Elfy is re-reading a bit nowadays too.

From Game of Thrones S6 E7 (no spoilers!)

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: August 25, 2015, 01:47:43 PM »
Or someone has once said "I loved that book, hope you don't mind but I lent it on to So and So as I knew she'd like it."  Grrrrr KILL KILL

And this is the major reason I don't lend books (specially my "good" books) any more.  If you had asked me, I probably would have said okay, but it's not your property to hand around willy-nilly.  (I had to get the book replaced, and I never lent anything to that person again  >:()

I'm at 36, i fall down over Abercrombie (only read the First Law books from the list), Sanderson (haven't read anything), and Erikson (ditto).

An interesting collection of books, some I wouldn't have thought of including in a fantasy list.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: August 03, 2015, 02:03:24 PM »
We just bought these, which have nice covers too - though the main reason they're nice is that they're so tactile.

Neither of us have read any Abercrombie before, and we only have the vaguest ideas of what to expect, so that should be fun! The number of physical books we have that I haven't read is getting ridiculous. Must buy more.

Those are lovely covers to touch, they're the ones we have.  :)

In regards to unread physical books, between @Elfy and myself, there's probably about a hundred in the main library (these include ones that either of us have read, but the other hasn't).  And we bought another 3 books on Friday - it's a sickness  ;D

Read them all last night, and even with 6 choices, it's still hard to pick  ;D

Such a variety of submissions.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Tolkien's inspiration?
« on: August 01, 2015, 02:58:01 PM »
Yup, he was a french monk that William Conqueror employed to design the White Tower.  I was watching the show, Elfy was swooning over the fantastic things they were saying on the internet about his footy team, but that bit caught his ears.

Entirly possible that it was a name "in passing" that stuck with him, a bit of fun coincidence.

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  :)

I had to interrupt Riyria 3 because it was a bit of a doorstop (no, it won't make me get into ebooks), and got a book by Emma Newman from the library, Between two thorns, to bring with me.
It might actually be considered urban fantasy (!), about this world that exists in parallel with ours. Still in the beginning, but good potential!

We enjoyed these a lot.

Splintered by AG Howard.  Sequel/retelling/homage to Alice in Wonderland.  I was first attracted by the gorgeous cover art, but am enjoying the story too.

Good lord.  This is a thing? Well I hope you are enjoying it!

What do you mean by "a thing"?  All things are a thing, what is making this one special?  It's like reading variations or retellings of other classic kids books (Oz, Peter Pan, umpty-million fairytales).
And I am enjoying it (so far - she's just gotten to Wonderland, so plenty of opportunities to go pear-shaped yet  :))

Splintered by AG Howard.  Sequel/retelling/homage to Alice in Wonderland.  I was first attracted by the gorgeous cover art, but am enjoying the story too.

Fantasy Movies, Comic Books & Video Games / Re: Person of Interest
« on: July 17, 2015, 12:37:52 AM »
I really enjoyed the first 2 seasons, and most of the third, but I don't think I'm going to keep watching it, it's lost something for me somewhere.

I preferred the ones that don't focus on the over-story, and that seems to be what they've moved on to now.  (It's the same when I watched X-files; I much preferred the stand-alones to the mythology arcs)

Now reading The Princess Bride first time reading it and haven't seen the film either.
Don't worry, hehe - I haven't read the book, and only saw the film about 2 years ago (very funny!)
The book and the film are quite different. They're both meta, but the book even more so than the film if that's even possible. Lejays17 loves the film, she can quote the whole thing word perfect.

In my defense, it is a very quotable film!  ;D  And I have watched it an awful lot - whenever we were allowed to rent a video (showing my age here  ;)) as kids, that would be the top of the list of the weekly rentals.  I reckon I'd be getting up to 100 viewings by now.  I've seen Star Wars (A New Hope) more than that though, but I can't quote as easily from that.

Back on topic, been in a reading slump in Fntasy for a bit.  I finished Uprooted the other day, and have been reading girls-own the last few days.  I think I'm going to read Lunar Chronmicles on Elfy's recommendation nect though.

I take care of my books (in fact I once loaned one to a friend at work, he read it and returned it, then asked me if I'd ever actually read it, because it was so well looked after that he couldn't believe someone had already read it, clearly a book abuser). I used to dog ear pages when I was a kid, then I read somewhere that you shouldn't and invested in a book mark. So mostly what bugs me is people not looking after the book, and that includes all the stuff already mentioned. However I do let writers scribble on the front pages of their published works.

Yup, you know which of our books are really loved by the amount of wear-and-tear to them.  ;D  Although, some of the ones with wear-and-tear were pre-loved before we got them.

Even some of my old books barely look read, and some of them are between 50-70 years old, so they should be.

To get back onto topic - my biggest peeve is not respecting a book that has been borrowed from someone else.  "But it's just a book" was a comment I got once from a no-longer friend.  Well, actually it isn't.  It's an important part of my childhood, and one of the few books my dad ever bought me without me asking for it.  :(

I like both series and standalones, I go through phases of reading both types.

I've just finished a standalone Uprooted by Naomi Novik, and am perfectly happy with this being a one-and-only book set in this world.

Like Elfy said, Discworld is a series that can be read as standalones as well.  I tend to dip in and out of that (I have particualr favourites that I re-read a lot)

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