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Old 06-02-2021, 06:39 AM   #791
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I'm currently reading Warhammer (30K) Horus Heresy, Book 1: Horus Rising.

I am 86 pages in and it was pretty good. now, i know why the fans call Dan Abnett, The best Warhammer 40K writter. Graham McNeill is no slouch as a Warhammer 40K writter as well, as far as i read his books.

Horus Rising wasn't just Bolter porn, (Bolter porn, a term i learned new from the veteran 40K fans HA HA !!!) which means it wasn't just action, there was an actual story and some character development in the novel, as far as i read.

I'm really enjoying it. Actually, i can't wait to get out of work, go to home and get back to reading Horus Rising.
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Old 06-02-2021, 09:37 AM   #792
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The Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher. I love this series!
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Old 01-10-2022, 11:34 AM   #793
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Not reading anything too deep these days. I just started the Throne of Glass series by Sarah Maas. It's a young adult fantasy series. My best friend and I were walking through B&N when she came across the series and bought the first three. She flew through them and got the other four. So, I decided to borrow them and give them a read.

If anybody picks up the series, read them out of published order. Read "Assassin's Blade (2014)" first. Then go to "Throne of Glass (2012)" and read in order. "Assassin's Blade" fills in gaps that are mentioned in the other books apparently. My bestie told me this trick and started me out correctly.

And after doing a Wiki search for the title order, I see it has been picked up as a potential show for Disney/Hulu. Sooooo I best get to reading!!
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:40 PM   #794
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I've been reading Grimm Fairy Tales for months. Just finished with Wonderland. I love these comics but the stories and the pictures are sometimes quite brutal.
It is a pity that there are no statues of this universe.
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Old 01-30-2022, 11:26 AM   #795
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A newly printed Conan The Barbarian story Anthalogy by Ren Publishing house, a native publisher.

I believe i read most of these stories, i just started it and read the one with the Conan's chase of the Ymir's daughter on the battlefield. And then i'm at the Elephant Tower, part 2 right now.

I read both of the classic Conan Stories before in a different Conan Story book. Just amazing stuff, totally worth the come back to again and again.
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Old 11-17-2022, 01:34 PM   #796
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Fairytale by Stephen King
Entertaining but the ending was a bit disappointing. He seemed a bit preachy in this one. More than a few off-handed political/religious references. I think his best stuff is behind him now which happens to everyone, even the great Stephen King.
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Old 11-21-2022, 12:24 AM   #797
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Nearly completed The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Despite having read all the gear horror/monster stories, I’d never read this one before. Absolutely tremendous. What a great novel.
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Old 07-17-2023, 07:29 AM   #798
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I started to The Chronicles of Amber last night. I couldn't read much though, i was tired so i fell asleep while i was reading the book...
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Old 07-17-2023, 02:49 PM   #799
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I have a lot of books, about all sorts of topics. I have books about filmmaking, Christian apologetics, American politics, and celebrity biographies, just to name a few. My main difficulty is slowing down my brain enough, to focus on one book for any length of time.
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Old 08-25-2023, 12:38 AM   #800
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The Hobbit.

When my sister and I were kids, roughly 55 years ago, my Dad read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to us out loud. I’ve read them all a few times since then.

As some of you know, over the last two years, my wife has suffered a number of catastrophic and near-fatal illnesses, include stage 3 cancer, multiple organ removals, reconstructive surgeries, and a devastating stroke. She’s still with us, but I had to retire this past June from my job to care for her full time.

The stroke robbed her of much of her vision, so I’ve been reading to her since this past February when she was released from the hospital following this ordeal that began June 2021. I’ve read several books to her since then, and we just completed The Hobbit.

Reading this masterpiece out loud was a wonderful experience, bringing the characters, their voices and adventures to life. Parts of doing so brought me to tears while reading it. While, of course, I wish the circumstances were different, I’m grateful to have been able to read this wonderful book, which means so much to me going back to when my Dad read it to me, out loud to my beautiful but suffering wife.

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