What are you reading?

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I'm currently halfway through reading John Dies at the End. It's fairly Hitchhiker's-ish if that's what you're looking for.

I've not touched it in a while, but not through any fault of the book - it's just that I habitually read on my commute, which I haven't been doing lately...
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Ra by Sam Hughes, a science ficton take on "magic" as a branch of physics (i.e. something involving a lot of complicated equations named after people) discovered in the 1970s. I find it entirely fascinating and since I habitually read in bed before going to sleep, precious little could stop me from missing sleep because I can't put it down.
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I've been re-reading Book 3 of Sanderson's Stormlight series. Oathbringer, I think? I don't have it by me at the moment. The fourth book came out recently, but I felt like I needed a refresher.

Previous to that I re-read all of the Earthsea books which was really nice. I bought The Complete Earthsea a few years back and finally got around to opening it. There were a couple stories I never got around to reading my first time reading through the series, so that was nice.
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Hey I just checked out Oathbringer from the library. Thus far first book is still my favorite in Stormlight series.
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somitomi wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:39 pm Ra by Sam Hughes, a science ficton take on "magic" as a branch of physics (i.e. something involving a lot of complicated equations named after people) discovered in the 1970s. I find it entirely fascinating and since I habitually read in bed before going to sleep, precious little could stop me from missing sleep because I can't put it down.
That sounds very interesting. Added it to my (way too long) to-read list

I'm currently (still reading) the first Culture book: Consider Phlebas. I don't really like it. It's too much action description for me.

I also just started Don Quixote, because I'm traveling right now and I didn't want to fill precious luggage space with a half-read book.
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ratammer wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:16 pm I'm currently halfway through reading John Dies at the End. It's fairly Hitchhiker's-ish if that's what you're looking for.

I've not touched it in a while, but not through any fault of the book - it's just that I habitually read on my commute, which I haven't been doing lately...
Now that I have my commute back I finally finished it!
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John does not die at the end.


And now I've started reading Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
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Seconds is quite nice, I should read it again sometime.
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And thank you again for recommending it! It's good so far.
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Just finished the first book of the Temeraire series. I loved it and will definitely be reading the rest of them. "The Napoleonic Wars, but with dragons" is a fun idea, and Naomi Novik definitely put some thought into what a military branch of dragon-riders might be like.
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ratammer wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:21 pm And thank you again for recommending it! It's good so far.
Huh, I did?
LingEarth wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:50 pm Just finished the first book of the Temeraire series. I loved it and will definitely be reading the rest of them. "The Napoleonic Wars, but with dragons" is a fun idea, and Naomi Novik definitely put some thought into what a military branch of dragon-riders might be like.
That sounds like my kind of fun.
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somitomi wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:24 pm
ratammer wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:21 pm And thank you again for recommending it! It's good so far.
Huh, I did?
This isn't even the first time I've reminded you about you doing that. :P

EDIT: And now I've finished it! Nice story.
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I'm now reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman! Some pretty bad things happen to a rat in the first chapter.
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