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    Quote Originally Posted by dylan123 View Post
    I love that sweet feeling of closing a book once I've finished it

    whale, into part 1 of Oathbringer right now, I just want Kaladin chapters and all I'm getting is Shallan.
    Smashing through it! Shallan chapters can definitely drag on. Have you read Edgedancer or Warbreaker by Sanderson? Edgedancer is a small book/novella released between books 2 & 3 that introduces some new characters and contains some plot points that should be read before Oathbringer. Warbreaker is an unrelated story on a different world however a few characters from Warbreaker appear in Oathbringer. It's not required reading however provides a little background on a few of the side characters
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    Quote Originally Posted by whale View Post
    Smashing through it! Shallan chapters can definitely drag on. Have you read Edgedancer or Warbreaker by Sanderson? Edgedancer is a small book/novella released between books 2 & 3 that introduces some new characters and contains some plot points that should be read before Oathbringer. Warbreaker is an unrelated story on a different world however a few characters from Warbreaker appear in Oathbringer. It's not required reading however provides a little background on a few of the side characters
    Yeah I've been going to town on it lately, I read Edgedancer (found Lift to be super annoying but some of the other characters were good to learn about) but wasn't aware of Warbreaker having any relevance to the Stormlight series, assumed it was a completely different storyline. Kinda sucks I missed that as it might have given some more context to characters I've read about already given I'm near the end of part 1. At least with Shallan chapters now it seems to feature more of the other characters. When it was mainly just her it was pretty painful, she does have her moments though I suppose.

    Crazy just how many factions/races/groups there are, I feel like I'm only just starting to wrap my head around it a little bit.

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    Bradman's War, Malcolm Knox's book about the 1948 Ashes tour

    Pretty impressive stuff. Starts off with some background on the protagonists' war experiences, which obviously set the tone for a lot of what followed. Some people have suggested over the years that Bradman and Miller's rivalry was down to Miller's resentment at the Don having avoided conflict, but this while not ignoring the repercussions more effectively makes the case of it being a clash of egos. Also really making me wish I could have seen Ray Lindwall bowl.

    Knox's special subject is sportsmanship so it's interesting to see that take on it. And a reminder of an even more astounding final day at Headingley than that shitshow last August.
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    The irony of all the Melbourne libraries refusing to stock Charles Murray’s The Bell Curve means I have to go and buy it

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    Just found a few resources for free epub downloads. Happy days.
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    I think that there's a strong possibility that Miss Wolfie is in fact a virgin.

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    Yep that's what I've started using
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    I think that there's a strong possibility that Miss Wolfie is in fact a virgin.

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    Based only on the title, which of these books should I read first

    The Bear
    The Precipice
    The Animals in that Country
    The Lost Pianos of Siberia
    Desire Lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfgang View Post
    Based only on the title, which of these books should I read first

    The Bear
    The Precipice
    The Animals in that Country
    The Lost Pianos of Siberia
    Desire Lines
    How is it not going to be Desire Lines on that list. Be like West Coast.

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    The Lost Pianos of Siberia will either be utter genuis or utter tedium. No possibility of middle ground.
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    whale, order Mistborn a while ago from QBD when I was getting some of the above books since they had a 20% off. Started it last week and when I opened it up, on the second page, actually had his signature in it which was super random but kinda cool.

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    A Man on the Moon, by Andrew Chaikin

    Moon landings stuff, but it's the personal stories of the astronauts and other players. So it's smuggling in loads of technical stuff without it being just dry technical shit as the human interest side of things dominates. As a result learning loads about the process I never knew. It's long and probably works best reading it as I am, in chunks with other stuff in between "episodes" if you like. And it's in chronological order with one exception I'm glad was dealt with first, not the actual landing but no spoilers. Would recommend.

    Also discovered a BBC podcast "13 Minutes to the Moon" which ties in well with it though I'm not listening to podcasts much these days as not commuting much.
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    Finished the Mistborn series. Didn't enjoy it as much as the Stormlight series so far however I found myself enjoying the series more with each book.

    Sweet timing too as Rhythm of War (book 4 of Stormlight) came out on Tuesday so will pick that up on the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylan123 View Post
    Finished the Mistborn series. Didn't enjoy it as much as the Stormlight series so far however I found myself enjoying the series more with each book.

    Sweet timing too as Rhythm of War (book 4 of Stormlight) came out on Tuesday so will pick that up on the weekend.

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    Interestingly I actually loved the first book of the series, the 2nd book was step down but had a great finish when they finally got to the well of ascension and the 3rd was inbetween with a great ending that wrapped all three books up really well especially when everything came together, which is why the series is one of my favourites, those little things introduced in the first book that had great payoffs (like Vin's earring - was blown away when I read that part in the third book).
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    Have enjoyed reading this year, really back into it. Have gotten through 38 books so far this year - probably 8 of those audiobooks though. Really happy with it overall. Good mix and some absolute bangers.

    Say Nothing - Patrick Keefe
    Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancey
    Hell Bent - Gregg Hurwitz
    Out of the Dark - Gregg Hurwitz
    Into the Fire - Gregg Hurwitz
    The Plot Against America - Philip Roth
    The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludrum
    The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludrum
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Robert Ludrum
    Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
    Oryx & Crake - Margaret Atwood
    The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
    Savage Season - Joe R Lansdale
    The Three Body Problem - Liu Cixin
    The Dark Forest - Liu Cixin
    Death's End - Liu Cixin
    Talking to Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell
    Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
    Magician - Raymond Feist
    Silverthorn - Raymond Feist
    Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
    25th Hour - David Benioff
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
    From Due to Dad - some baby book
    The First 6 Weeks - some baby book
    Billion Dollar Whale - Tom Wright
    American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    The Paladin - David Ignatius
    The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
    The Body - Bill Bryson
    The Rain Heron - Robbie Arnott
    The Martian - Andy Weir
    Red Rising - Pierce Brown
    Golden Son - Pierce Brown
    Morning Star - Pierce Brown
    World War Z - Max Brooks
    Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
    Shoe Dog - Phil Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by trigg View Post
    Have enjoyed reading this year, really back into it. Have gotten through 38 books so far this year - probably 8 of those audiobooks though. Really happy with it overall. Good mix and some absolute bangers.

    Say Nothing - Patrick Keefe
    Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancey
    Hell Bent - Gregg Hurwitz
    Out of the Dark - Gregg Hurwitz
    Into the Fire - Gregg Hurwitz
    The Plot Against America - Philip Roth
    The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludrum
    The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludrum
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Robert Ludrum
    Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
    Oryx & Crake - Margaret Atwood
    The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
    Savage Season - Joe R Lansdale
    The Three Body Problem - Liu Cixin
    The Dark Forest - Liu Cixin
    Death's End - Liu Cixin
    Talking to Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell
    Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
    Magician - Raymond Feist
    Silverthorn - Raymond Feist
    Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
    25th Hour - David Benioff
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
    From Due to Dad - some baby book
    The First 6 Weeks - some baby book
    Billion Dollar Whale - Tom Wright
    American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    The Paladin - David Ignatius
    The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
    The Body - Bill Bryson
    The Rain Heron - Robbie Arnott
    The Martian - Andy Weir
    Red Rising - Pierce Brown
    Golden Son - Pierce Brown
    Morning Star - Pierce Brown
    World War Z - Max Brooks
    Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
    Shoe Dog - Phil Knight
    that's a massive effort! Any recommendations / favorites? Did you enjoy the magician books?

    I'm still going through the Malazan extended series, finished book 14 this week and got the final 2 books in the main series + 2 additional books to go and I'm already looking for my next read. Been looking at the 3 body problem that fender recommended earlier, especially with the new series coming out, how did you find it?

    Red rising was another one I have been looking into after a friend recommended it so would been interested in how you found them

    Suprisingly been going alot slower with my reading this year in the lockdown compared to last year. Usually my reading time is on the train to and from work which will often hook me and I won't stop reading until I go to sleep so without that im reading alot less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whale View Post
    Interestingly I actually loved the first book of the series, the 2nd book was step down but had a great finish when they finally got to the well of ascension and the 3rd was inbetween with a great ending that wrapped all three books up really well especially when everything came together, which is why the series is one of my favourites, those little things introduced in the first book that had great payoffs (like Vin's earring - was blown away when I read that part in the third book).
    My issue with the first book was the characters didn't really appeal to me so the story didn't capture me as well.



    That said, I think losing Kelsier sucked even though it really set up the rest of the books, crazy losing the most powerful guy like that so early on.

    Also made me think how everyone thought the Lord Ruler didn't like people wearing metals because of Allomancy but I'm guessing it was because of ruin. Also enjoyed the Kandra the more the story went on along with Sazed's character filling out, certainly didn't expect that twist at the very end. Spook's arc was pretty great also.



    Quote Originally Posted by trigg View Post
    Have enjoyed reading this year, really back into it. Have gotten through 38 books so far this year - probably 8 of those audiobooks though. Really happy with it overall. Good mix and some absolute bangers.

    Say Nothing - Patrick Keefe
    Hunt for Red October - Tom Clancey
    Hell Bent - Gregg Hurwitz
    Out of the Dark - Gregg Hurwitz
    Into the Fire - Gregg Hurwitz
    The Plot Against America - Philip Roth
    The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludrum
    The Bourne Supremacy - Robert Ludrum
    The Bourne Ultimatum - Robert Ludrum
    Killers of the Flower Moon - David Grann
    Oryx & Crake - Margaret Atwood
    The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
    Savage Season - Joe R Lansdale
    The Three Body Problem - Liu Cixin
    The Dark Forest - Liu Cixin
    Death's End - Liu Cixin
    Talking to Strangers - Malcolm Gladwell
    Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
    Magician - Raymond Feist
    Silverthorn - Raymond Feist
    Born a Crime - Trevor Noah
    25th Hour - David Benioff
    The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris
    From Due to Dad - some baby book
    The First 6 Weeks - some baby book
    Billion Dollar Whale - Tom Wright
    American Gods - Neil Gaiman
    The Paladin - David Ignatius
    The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
    The Body - Bill Bryson
    The Rain Heron - Robbie Arnott
    The Martian - Andy Weir
    Red Rising - Pierce Brown
    Golden Son - Pierce Brown
    Morning Star - Pierce Brown
    World War Z - Max Brooks
    Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
    Shoe Dog - Phil Knight
    That's an insane amount of books to pump through in such a short time, I wish I could read at that speed.

    If you enjoyed She Dog, Open (Andre Agassi) is worth a read, same ghost writer for both.
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    I didn't enjoyed the Magician, but Silverthorn I found a bit boring.

    Some of the really good books, a lot of them reccomended from here.

    Shantaram
    Three Body Problem
    The Martian

    I really enjoyed both Red Rising and Ready Player One, but both a bit 'Young Adult'.

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