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Jun 26th, 2020 at 3:40am
 
Hi I'm currently reading/listening (audiobook) to Dune by Frank Herbert.
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Reply #1 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 9:37am
 
Great book.

I just finished the second Witcher book. The series is surprisingly good. I was afraid it was overhyped but it is quite good.
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Reply #2 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 12:34pm
 
I'm slogging through Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche. Interesting stuff but getting through the flowery prose is a bit much. For another book that's now a videogame series, Metro 2033 is great, I read that earlier this year. The translation is a bit iffy, but the story and world are fantastic.
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"Nothing matters, but itís perhaps more comfortable to keep calm and not interfere with other people." - H.P. Lovecraft, in a letter to Frank Belknap Long, 7 October, 1923
 
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Reply #3 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 12:47pm
 
That would be Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch. A healthy dose of english humour (no, not humor  Smiley) after a long working day.
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Reply #4 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 1:56pm
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 30th, 2020 at 4:06pm
 
I'm currently reading The Witchery of Archery.† It was mentioned in a post a while back (by walter I think).† I picked up a copy and have just had it sitting on the shelf.† Finally started reading it a few days ago.† It's quite interesting.
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Reply #6 - Nov 5th, 2020 at 2:53pm
 
A clash of kings
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Reply #7 - Nov 5th, 2020 at 8:24pm
 
Slyngorm wrote on Nov 5th, 2020 at 2:53pm:
A clash of kings

I like the series a lot.† But be wary, I don't think we're going to see the end of it.† I think we might get the next book.† But I'd bet money that the last one is never finished.† Not by Martin anyway.

I do hope I'm wrong about that.
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Reply #8 - Nov 6th, 2020 at 6:18am
 
Just got done with Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson.
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Reply #9 - Nov 6th, 2020 at 6:34am
 
I picked up an omnibus of weird fiction short stories to read over Halloween. It's absolutely massive and I haven't made much of a dent in it, but I'm already discovering some great stuff. The Willows by Algernon Blackwood, who has the best weird fiction writer name (sorry Lovecraft, you would have been first but your first name is Howard, just be happy with second place), was very good as was Sredni Vashtar by Saki. Highly recommend it though the fact it overlooks Arthur Machen is a crime:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12344319-the-weird
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Reply #10 - Nov 6th, 2020 at 6:39am
 
Just realised looking it up, It's edited (co-edited with his wife) by the guy that wrote the book series that the film Annihilation (with Natalie Portman) was based on.  Good film.
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"Nothing matters, but itís perhaps more comfortable to keep calm and not interfere with other people." - H.P. Lovecraft, in a letter to Frank Belknap Long, 7 October, 1923
 
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Reply #11 - Nov 6th, 2020 at 8:37am
 
About halfway through david farlands runelord octology - but still looking for books 5 and 7 - I have 1-4 and 8 and 6 lol

I basically have a huge folder with approx 3100 mobi (amazon's e-book format) that I'm working my way though. It's a totally random collection of fiction. So once I';ve finished one I just scroll through until something else looks interesting.

I read on my NooK - which once you've cracked it back to the basic android is probably the best e-reader in the world Smiley

When i come across a series with bits missing - 90% of the time I can find them on emule. But as that only works on my old xp machine I haven't got round to looking for the runelord books yet.

So have started a series by someone else I'd never heard of. Empire of black and gold I think is what I'm rewadin now.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Empire-Black-Gold-Shadows-Book-ebook/dp/B003GK21XK/ref=...

It started oddly - but looks like it might have promise.
I've definitely got the first two books in the series, so that'll hold me for  aweek or so Smiley
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Reply #12 - Nov 6th, 2020 at 9:15am
 
Rereading Bhagavad Gita

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How's the thus spoke zarathustra going? Although I didn't get much it's one of my favourites. I think it's good to be read after reading the new testament(just the parables part, not the letters) if I remember correct they use similar phrases.
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Reply #13 - Nov 6th, 2020 at 2:38pm
 
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I read 1,5 books some years ago and picked the second up again. I finally think the series is getting good. Took a lot of danged pages but right now it is REALLY good.
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Reply #14 - Nov 6th, 2020 at 3:27pm
 
Sarosh wrote on Nov 6th, 2020 at 9:15am:
How's the thus spoke zarathustra going?

Oh boy... I will finish it but... it does drag somewhat. I like a lot of it but it's so... dense maybe is the right word? It's something that takes some effort to read I think. I've found that trying to read it on the bus on the way to work isn't the right environment to truly take it in. I will get back to it eventually.
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You are a great guy Kick but also slightly scary at times. - Morphy
"Nothing matters, but itís perhaps more comfortable to keep calm and not interfere with other people." - H.P. Lovecraft, in a letter to Frank Belknap Long, 7 October, 1923
 
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