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Still reading Weeks' Burning white, I'm almost reaching the halfway point.
The niggles I had earlier (stated in the other thread) have somehow reduced - not in the sense that they disappeared, but rather that as I read more and more, it almost doesn't matter and I don't care about the padding (if that makes any sense).
A bit too much preaching at points, do you know if Weeks is 'overtly religious' like Sanderson?

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I am so sick of being unable to read the paper or watch the news without being demonised.
Everywhere I look it's "immigrants this" and "immigrants that" and "let's curb immigrants"...

I love being in England, but this really gets to me some days (today being one of them).

And for all of you people who then turn to me and say "but I don't mean you", I say "how would you like if everywhere you looked people were complaining about people over 40, for example, blaming them for anything and everything, and then they turn to you and say they don't mean you? would you care?"

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: What Non-Fantasy are you currently reading?
« on: November 13, 2019, 02:34:18 PM »
 :P ;D

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I've got the day off.
Yay for waking up (a bit) later, mooching around in pyjamas and lunch with a friend ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: November 13, 2019, 09:28:44 AM »
Tell me about it...
You're my anchor in sometimes choppy waters, have been for years :D
(and now I'll stop as I was becoming mushy and had to delete ;))

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You mean any trilogies?
There are far too many for me to name all my favourites :o

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Non-Fantasy Books / Re: What Non-Fantasy are you currently reading?
« on: November 12, 2019, 03:20:14 PM »
I'm now reading How to be right... in a world gone wrong, by James O'Brien.
He's been the host of a phone-in radio show for over 10 years. Basically people call in to say whatever they want, and James asks the 'why' questions, asks them to justify their beliefs - and this is where usually things fall apart, because they're just repeating what they hear and read on certain media.

In this book he selects a few controversial issues and shares conversations, and what he believes are the main reasons for the current problems.

Very interesting, making me think of my own justifications.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The F-F book club
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:16:44 PM »
You made me laugh out loud for real ;D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« on: November 11, 2019, 03:17:48 PM »
Oooooh another one for my list - it's been there ever since I found out she was writing another book, and the review I've read just made me want to read it more.
Your words just confirmed it for me :D

Since Eclipse is enjoying it, I'm pretty sure that you will not like the book at all ;D
Nah, we both really liked her other book, Night Circus ;D
Sometimes we match ;)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The Starless sea by Erin Morgenstern
« on: November 11, 2019, 02:07:38 PM »
Oooooh another one for my list - it's been there ever since I found out she was writing another book, and the review I've read just made me want to read it more.
Your words just confirmed it for me :D

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The F-F book club
« on: November 11, 2019, 12:19:15 PM »
Hmm I wonder if I'll catch up with you, then...
Post your thoughts anyway, and when I read it, I will contribute.

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: The F-F book club
« on: November 11, 2019, 11:10:14 AM »
 :'( I wanted to to, but...
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/miscellaneous-musings-about-books/msg199732/#msg199732

(and I still need to finish Brent Weeks' before the library deadline)

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings about Books
« on: November 11, 2019, 08:11:20 AM »
I need to write repeatedly these lines:

"I will not bring more books from the library...
I will not buy new books...
... until I've read all the ones I've already got at home!"

I just realised that I've got 7 unread books at home (and it actually counts as 8, because I'll need to buy one for the series), have had for ages, yet I keep getting distracted by new launches that I see in the library.
I know many people manage this easily, but for me, it just stresses me out :-\

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General Discussion / Re: Member birthday calendar
« on: November 11, 2019, 07:51:10 AM »
Happy birthday, Eli!
Have a wonderful day and year full of success.

Here a cake that reflects one of my favourite places in Iceland, Gullfoss - I'll never forget the sight of it almost completely frozen, it was amazing.


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(hmmm where did we write all the comments about last week's start episode??)

Anyway.
Last week I was singing its praises, it only took about 20 minutes into episode 2 to bring them down :(
Why oh why did they have to include Boreal moving worlds in this first series?? This is book 2 material! It has no relevance to this story and it will ruin the surprise of book 2. Stupid writers >:(

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