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[NOV 2016] 1750 / ????: GREEN HOUSE ????-????
« Last post by Terrybob on Today at 05:57:41 AM »
????: GREEN HOUSE ????-???? http://www.greenhouse.net.tw
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"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment - because they'll never come again." - Picard, STNG

I kind of needed to hear that these days.

@Inks, I really am sorry to hear about your cousin. Much hugs your way.
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General Discussion / Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Last post by JMack on November 15, 2018, 10:55:53 PM »
I'd love some heavy drink from the Paws today. Got hit by a pretty sobering news, and still kinda shocked by it all.
here, too. Lots of care getting sent your way.
In terms of heavy, we do have some Montmorrisey in the back if Hadrian and Royce haven’t drunk it all down.
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Rostum on November 15, 2018, 09:46:48 PM »
ploughed through book 3 of the laundry files and started book 4. All other reading has been put aside. I guess I need an urban fix.
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Is anyone else watching Norsemen? I feel I may be late to the party on this one but I've just started getting into it. Reminds me a lot of my old job.
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I'd love some heavy drink from the Paws today. Got hit by a pretty sobering news, and still kinda shocked by it all.

Sorry to hear that. Whisky is on me. Anything we can do to help? (even if helping is just posting distracting memes and sending hugs)
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Elfy on November 15, 2018, 08:40:47 PM »
I've started Under the pendulum sun, Jeannette Ng
Still very much in the beginning, but I see the potential: steampunk/fake victorian of young woman visiting the land of the Fae to find her brother, who's a missionary there.

I'm being a bit put off by the religion part of it, I wonder if it will continue...

Ok, this is one of those books where I really should have read the author description first, then I wouldn't have been so surprised with the focus on theology.
I'm about 2 thirds in, and as I said I could/can see the potential, but it's being a bit of a drag, and I read just a chapter or two (they're short) at a time. I started skipping the (quite long) "chapter introductions" (how do you call them, those extras that appear at the start of each chapter), and I'm normally a person who quites enjoy them.

@Peat, you told me it didn't click with you, I'm definitely agreeing.

Today I noticed on LT that a recommendation for people who like this one is Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and I can definitely see the connection. Funnily enough, that was also a book I churned through, with difficulty...

(now why does this happen with books I've actually bought instead of those I got from the library, eh? ::) )
Had the same issue with JS&MN myself the first time. I reread it some years later and had a much better experience.
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General Discussion / Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Last post by xiagan on November 15, 2018, 07:50:02 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Last post by xiagan on November 15, 2018, 07:45:28 PM »
I'm sorry for your loss, Inky. Life's not fair.
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