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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: ChinChiller] * 2
    #26795838 - 07/01/20 12:42 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Started Magician: Apprentice (Book One of the Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist today and enjoy it already :laugh: getting myself into a potentially big commitment as the entire Riftwar Cycle (this saga is the first four books of it) is a total of 30 books (!!!) - lots of reading potentially!


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: deff] * 1
    #26796150 - 07/01/20 05:11 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

@deff I tried picking up Feist before, but I stopped halfway as I felt like I was reading someone's DnD adventure notes in a setting they've been playing for years. I hear magician is good, do let us (me) know if you enjoyed it!


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: SARAtonin]
    #26796186 - 07/01/20 05:58 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Tough crowd!

I promise Saratonin. I will read it for you (and me), just like Name of the Wind. I have Xenocide too on stand-by :cool:


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: ManifoldPrime]
    #26796437 - 07/01/20 09:47 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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@deff I tried picking up Feist before, but I stopped halfway as I felt like I was reading someone's DnD adventure notes in a setting they've been playing for years. I hear magician is good, do let us (me) know if you enjoyed it!




will do! :smile: I've heard good things about the series and so far I like the writing style though I'm really early into it.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: deff]
    #26823668 - 07/14/20 08:20 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

The Mushrooms at the end of the World


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Hyper_Panda_GO]
    #26828133 - 07/17/20 05:07 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

She wrote another one that had great prose and was amazing.  Think she only wrote two books in her life but will have to google it.  The movies are garbage. 

Lazy man way of books covered by movies IMO.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Barnaby] * 1
    #26829562 - 07/17/20 08:31 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: DividedQuantum]
    #26833716 - 07/20/20 08:53 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

I'm reading Moby Dick, and struggling with the Bhagavad-Gita. I just got a new book from Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted. Excited to start that one, love Chuck P.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: LogicaL Chaos]
    #26834102 - 07/20/20 01:52 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

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Tough crowd!

I promise Saratonin. I will read it for you (and me), just like Name of the Wind. I have Xenocide too on stand-by :cool:




Im pretty much never not reading Name of the Wind!! Youre doing yourself a huge disservice and simultaneously saving yourself from getting blue balls like with GRRM


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Mewg] * 1
    #26839335 - 07/22/20 11:18 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

I'm reading The Life Divine by Sri Aurobindo and loving it. Amazingly wise presentation of the spiritual evolution of humankind and the deeper processes of life. Highly recommend it to anyone who explores that sort of thing :smile:


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: deff]
    #26839781 - 07/23/20 06:14 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Going with Let it Bleed by King.  Have no clue what it is about, just a constant reader.  Strange reading horror books and crime/mystery stuff then mixing in a lot of self help books by Peterson and Carlson. 

Why I love to journal.  Mind works strangely and why I like psychedelics.  Letters being pieced together then coherent thought after coherent thought then a story develops and then one gets into it like it is life though one knows it is fiction.  Then back to non-fiction. 

Strange dynamic.  Since Hollywood is dead with Covid causing no new stuff being made like most people reading a lot and putting way to much thought into it.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Barnaby]
    #26840260 - 07/23/20 12:26 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Just read Let it Bleed and liked it. There aren't many King publications I haven't enjoyed and these novellas are in his classic style.

I started reading I'll be Gone in the Dark, about the Golden State Killer. Started watching the series too, which was a bit of a mistake to do together because they're duplicative of each other but told in a different order.

Also started Diaspora by Greg Egan but it's a little out there for me and I'm not sure I'll finish it. I have a hard time imagining the concepts described, especially the geometry and math based stuff which are not my best subjects.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: the strander] * 1
    #26840352 - 07/23/20 01:02 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

I just finished reading "The Joy of Hate" by Greg Gutfeld (2014)

It's a book that's a bit outside the scope of my usual reading list. I enjoyed it a lot. I like his casual way of writing and the boatload of dry wit. I found it intellectually interesting - he dissects the explosion of "phony outrage" in this age of tolerance (which is really intolerance below the surface). Unmasks the fact those who call themselves tolerant are often the most intolerant.

My next book to read is "Creative Clowning"! A well known book on the subject of clowning.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: RJ Tubs 202]
    #26842031 - 07/24/20 07:58 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

I finally finished Infinite Jest. It was the most incredible novel I've read and my new favorite work of fiction. I was amazed at the depth of the characters, their struggles and observations.

Wallace has a commanding vocabulary and ambitious themes. The form of the novel itself is perhaps the most impressive. It was difficult to not immediately reread it after finishing it...

However, I wan't to take some distance from it before meeting again. Until then, I'm currently reading On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill by Dave Grossman.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Grateful Dead]
    #26843640 - 07/24/20 11:30 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Time for some lighter fare: The Gangster (An Issac Bell Adventure) by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Grateful Dead]
    #26843648 - 07/24/20 11:36 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Yeah, have heard good things about it for awhile now.  Shit, will just buy it on my Kindle so I don't forget again.  Thanks for bringing the book up.

1,008 pages.  Wow.  As long as IT.  Can easily do it though.  2009 published, thought it was older but maybe because I have been hearing about it for so long.  Fuck it.  I like writers I have never read before.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Barnaby]
    #26844621 - 07/25/20 03:05 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

I got into a horrible habit of watching anime at night instead of reading. So I havnt read anything in like 4 months

I partially blame the Lightbringer series though, which i got bored of but felt obligated to finish. That kind of burnt me out


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: Adolin]
    #26845210 - 07/25/20 11:27 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Lol.  I get it but with different shows that I binge watch and get lazy then fucked up and it is a lot of effort to read instead of just lounge and watch.  Especially not having to work. 

I have two great books now and I am going to force myself to read.  Is easier when one gets into it to me.  Is always hard for me to follow and get into at the beginning but then it is like 50 to 75 pages a day.

God, during covid just keeping in shape and not drifting into benders and or lazyness for days on end is difficult but have done well.  I hate the feeling of overeating or just staying in my apartment for days and doing nothing and everything negative seems magnified. 
Am fit for the most part.  At least I am on a sports team so something to get off my ass for.

But reading yeah, takes as much effort to play in a game if one takes substances and socialize when all the bills are payed for and it is so much easier to just watch your favorite shows or Youtube music and short bits on one's couch or recliner.  But these books are worth it.  I have a kindle, nook, and a library card.

Made me laugh when they posted not to put library books in the microwave to clean it of covid as it destroys the metal reader in it. 

It better not be like this next year with Covid.  It sucks.


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: ManifoldPrime]
    #26848558 - 07/27/20 08:39 PM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Finished the first one and now onto Book 2 of the Riftwar Saga, Magician: Master by Raymond E. Feist. Really enjoying it :smile:

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@deff I tried picking up Feist before, but I stopped halfway as I felt like I was reading someone's DnD adventure notes in a setting they've been playing for years. I hear magician is good, do let us (me) know if you enjoyed it!




I really enjoyed it! It is fantasy reminiscent of LOTR (elves, dwarves, wizards essentially), the writing has a certain simplicity that I find appealing and the story was good. The first book (Magician: Apprentice) and the second book (Magician: Master) used to be one book but were split into two, so you have to read both to get the whole arc of the first story, so I am excited to continue now with the 2nd one :laugh: I'm enjoying it and would recommend it if you like fantasy books :smile:


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Re: What book are you currently reading? [Re: deff] * 2
    #26849140 - 07/28/20 03:28 AM (1 year, 4 months ago)

Thanks for actually letting me know how it went :pipesmoke:

I finished War of the Spider Queen book 1: Dissolution and its the first fantasy book I've read that wasnt the Hobbit that I've both finished and enjoyed. Despite being an official DnD book/setting, it did a good job of not being generic fantasy, and the descriptions of mage on mage fights were superb. @Deff I recommend that if you can find it for the next fantasy you read. I'll try find Magician.


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