What are you reading?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jun 11, 2020 2:35 PM
posted by Heretic

Been gradually grinding through a re-read of the Robert Jordan (finished by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan's death) Wheel of Time series. About 2/3 of the way through the sixth book. Of 14. Which all range from long to very long. But it's nice to actually read the whole series at once. Since I'd initially started reading it about 7-8 books into it, so it was a "binge on 7-8 books and then read each new one when it came out, using the Internet to fill in memory blanks due to being reintroduced to minor characters I last read about 2 years ago" deal. That way made it easy to miss out on subtle details and foreshadowing that I'm picking up on this time through.

I'm going to get to this sooner or later.

Have you read much of Sanderson's own stuff? The Stormlight Archives is a great series. I haven't read any Mistborn stuff.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Thu, Jun 11, 2020 3:28 PM
posted by justincredible

I'm going to get to this sooner or later.

Have you read much of Sanderson's own stuff? The Stormlight Archives is a great series. I haven't read any Mistborn stuff.

No, but I'm thinking I'll pick up one of his series after finishing this because I think he did as good a job as possible with finishing this series. In short, Jordan really wanted to close it out in 12 books, saying that it would be 12 even if Tor had to develop a new method for binding books. Then he died with basically some stuff written out and other stuff in notes; his estate (primarily his wife) agreed to have Sanderson finish it; it was determined that only a 12th book would not work, making it turn into 14 when it was all said and done; and so, he essentially co-wrote three books with a dead man to end an epic fantasy series without there being any loss of quality.

BRF Senior Member
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Thu, Jun 11, 2020 6:00 PM
posted by justincredible

Started reading 1984 again, for the 4th or 5th time.

I was a senior in high school in 1970 when I read it and I remember thinking how far off the year 1984 actually felt to me!  BTW, I also enjoyed it. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Jun 28, 2020 3:14 PM

Started reading a new apocalyptic novel called Winter World by AG Riddle. It was one of the recommendations on my kindle loading screen and sounded interesting. I'm about a third through it and I'm really enjoying it.

Also borrowed my father-in-law's copy of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. That book is a beast, so it'll take a while to get through.

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Sun, Jun 28, 2020 9:08 PM

Finished the Night Manager. It was fine, just pretty dated. I thought the miniseries from a few years ago was actually better.

I am going nerd and started the first book of the Star Wars Legends Thrawn trilogy. Pretty good so far. 


j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Mon, Jun 29, 2020 12:16 PM

i just finished the Dan Crenshaw book. It was a so-so book but the message is a good one (especially in this odd time we are living in). Before that I read Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink (very good IMO). now i'm wrapping up a harry bosch book and just picked up the Pioneers about the settlement of Marietta and then follows Putnam and Cutler accross the NWT.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jun 30, 2020 9:48 PM

Finished Winter World last night. GREAT book if you like sci fi. I'll start the 2nd book in the series tonight.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
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Tue, Jun 30, 2020 10:37 PM

I'm about to start The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, which will be my 26th book of 2020. I was about 20% through the first book of a trilogy earlier this week but I didn't like it at all so I decided to move on. 

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