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What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Forge » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:25 am

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Adrassil » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:24 am

Because I'm completely ADD I still haven't finished The Last Wish, despite enjoying it (That and assignment stuff) But now I'm on to Grief is the Thing With Feathers (By the Emperor, I feel like a pretentious git just typing the title) A book which I have to review for my course, the book itself isn't actually the high brow crud I thought it might be. It's...different, though: formatted a bit like a poetry book which was weird at first. It's not really my thing, but that's sorta the point of my course to branch out and read stuff I normally wouldn't.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Forge » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:07 pm

N.K. Jemisin's The Stone Sky
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Śaraṯkṣati » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:53 am

Forge wrote:
Filth wrote:
Sammy wrote:
Just started in on Malka Older's 'Null States'. I'm only three chapters in, and it's not quite as immediately arresting as Dreamships was, but it's keeping me turning the pages thus far and it seems like the kind of science fiction you three might be into. It's even got a flavour of something like our own 20XX.
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Post by Forge » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:08 pm

You've caught me between books, so I might. How necessary is it to read Infomocracy first?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Śaraṯkṣati » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:51 am

I have no clue, I haven't read it.

As an aside, the book also features a lot of female characters and characters of colour, which is always a plus in my book.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Sammy » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:19 pm

I'll have to check that out.

Currently reading the Spells, Swords and Stealth books which are a bit silly and not particularly well written but nonetheless enjoyable.
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Post by Forge » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:23 pm

Bit of non-fiction tackled, and back to This Savage Song to get it out of the way before I pick up anything else.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Sammy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:39 pm

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

I think he's very good at creating interesting settings but his writing itself doesn't do a great deal for me really. It's not bad, I've definitely read far worse this year and enjoyed them regardless... I just don't think he's as good a writer as everyone makes out. Maybe one for the Unpopular Opinions thread.
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Post by Lunion4saken » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:23 am

Still reading Warlock of the Magus World. (1020 chapthers, 200+ to go xD).

Also reading a mutliple of manga/webtoon.

Also reading the Chronicles of Primordial Wars.(Very interesting and out of the box otherworldly light novel)
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Adrassil » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:49 pm

Re-reading yet again the first Gaunt's Ghost novel: First and Only and loving it!

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Sammy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:09 am

Everyday Sexism - Laura Bates

I'm only a third of the way through but I've already convinced two male friends to read it. Honestly, I think everyone should.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Sammy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:47 pm

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Everyday Sexism - Laura Bates

I'm only a third of the way through but I've already convinced two male friends to read it. Honestly, I think everyone should.
Still this. Though I'm doubling up with Jodi Taylor's latest book just because the former gets me so worked up that I think it's best tackled in small chunks. :xeyes:
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Post by Forge » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:10 pm

Second Nevernight book before I move on to something less light hearted.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Sammy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:49 am

White Silence - Jodi Taylor which is pretty crap thus far.
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Everyday Sexism.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Sammy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:10 am

Just finished an awful book that was either:

A) A dreadful translation
B) a crap book full stop or
C) Both of the above.

Back to a few chapters of Everyday Sexism before the first Book of Dust comes out tomorrow!
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Ghorroj » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:50 am

"The Spirit of Fantasy"
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Forge » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:43 pm

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust vol. I

So excited for this one.
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