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    After seeing he hype about netflixs Birdbox I read the book.Really good read, a lot better than the movie

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    Just finished the last book in the demon cycle series by Peter V Brett https://www.amazon.com/Demon-Cycle-5-Book/dp/B01MR4BCUO
    Was a pretty good read - 7/10
    The middle couple of books told the history of some of the main characters which gave a great background to how they came about.
    The final book i think finished rather quickly (despite being the longest of the series) - kinda felt the author just wanted to wrap it up before it dragged on.
    Left a few unanswered questions. Maybe there will be further books.

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    Just finished Wind/Pinball, which I think was Murakami's first novel. I didn't actually realise that they were part of a three(four) book trilogy.
    The trilogy includes Wind/Pinball, A Wild Sheep Chase, and Dance Dance Dance.
    Turns out i read the trilogy in backward order, as I was just selecting new books based on their titles, rather than any knowledge of the content or chronology. Oops.

    Taking a bit of a break from Murakami and have started reading Neuromancer by William Gibson. I'm enjoying it so far, but the writing style seems a bit... jerky? It jumps around a lot without exploring specific scenes or characters in any great detail. It feels like I am constantly half a step behind and playing catch up with whatever is happening.
    Maybe it's just because I have been bingeing on an author who can spend five pages speculating on the implications of a single thought or feeling that a character has.
    The overall feeling of the book is very gritty, and I can see why it is said to have inspired the Cyberpunk genre. It reads as though it could be a prequel to Altered Carbon.

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    I'm into book 4 of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series. It's a fantasy, but with higher tech than usual, and a very imaginative setting in which people are divided into various types of insect kinden (Beetle-kinden, Fly-kinden, Wasp-kinden, etc), as well as into the Apt, who can deal with technology, and the Inapt, who have a more magical world view. The world is extremely well realised and it's super addictive, as well as being a nice change from the usual swords and sorcery.

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    Simon mannering warrior

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    Ayumarcan wrote:
    Trying to relax and read something light after my exams, so reading Good Omens. Actually re-reading it cuz I've already read it, but loved it so much!
    I love that book too! Was a Pratchett fan, then became a Gaiman fan after that book.

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    Currently reading Normal People by Sally Rooney, after I saw a bunch of people on instagram read it. It is slow going, not like it's hard to read but the way it's written makes it seem very relaxing and not much going on? Not sure how to describe it. Much in the same way as A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Almost my way through, nothing really has happened, just some people having inner monologues about their relationships in high school and university in Ireland.

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    I've just started reading the First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. And I should say that I definitely like that fantasy The characters are just awesome.

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    I'm re-reading Battle Royale. I also found The Aeronaught's Windlass by Jim Butcher for a cheap as price. So will start reading that after Battle Royale.

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    StarMU wrote:
    I've just started reading the First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. And I should say that I definitely like that fantasy The characters are just awesome.
    I rate those books

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    Hi, I am the author of 'A Fit Day For Dark Disgrace'. This is a true crime that took place in Auckland, NZ, in the mid 1950s. The time America took New Zealand by storm : in music, movies - a young Marlon Brando and James Dean hotting up the screen, showing the youth of the day that being free mean riding motorbikes, wearing black leather and bucking the system - lurid pulp fiction, and the inevitable teenage pregnancies. Murder was in the news big time - Parker & Hulme sent to prison for killing Parker's mother with a brick in a stocking, Senga Whittingham for shooting her ex fiance in the back in a hospital toilet, and then there was Fred. Fred was a British immigrant who fell in love with his landlady's daughter - only tragedy struck one lunchtime in a milkbar in Queen Street, an accident, which led the government and legal system to use him as a scapegoat to show the youth of the day that this is what happens when you don't stop your debauched ways. Fred was hanged, on the Meccano Set (have gallows will travel) in Auckland in 1955 at the age of 27, just two years after he set foot on NZ soil.

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    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind gonna read some self help books try better myself

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    I've finished reading Tolkien's Silmarillion. It's amazing, even better than LOTR in my opinion

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    BZP wrote:
    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind gonna read some self help books try better myself
    If you want some really good self help, try 'Get out of your mind and into your life'.
    It's a really easy to read guide for doing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on yourself.

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    RustyB wrote:
    I've finished reading Tolkien's Silmarillion. It's amazing, even better than LOTR in my opinion
    Well done. I started reading it almost 20 years ago after a LOTR and hobbit marathon but ran out of steam and never actually finished it. Silmarrillon would make a great movie...much more interesting than the hobbit in my opinion

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    Osiry wrote:
    If you want some really good self help, try 'Get out of your mind and into your life'.
    It's a really easy to read guide for doing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on yourself.
    That sounds like a good one. Acceptance and commitment therapy has been found useful to manage anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain etc..

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    Elgaria wrote:
    Just finished the last book in the demon cycle series by Peter V Brett .
    I enjoyed those alot! I assume youve read the The Night Angel Trilogy and stormlight archives series?

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    moz wrote:
    I love that book too! Was a Pratchett fan, then became a Gaiman fan after that book.
    TV series being made based on the book!

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    I am currently reading light novel and I read solo leveling light novel here. This is my favourite.

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    Currently reading Tiamat's Wrath (the latest novel in the Expanse series).

    Should really get on to watching the series, hey

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    GOT.
    My son read them years and years ago and I didn't have any interest, never was much of a fantasy fan, LOTR meh, The Potter dude, meh. Robert Jordan, ugh.

    But I ran out of things to read and nothing new on it's way for a couple of weeks so bought them at a 2nd hand bookshop.
    And if you remove the dragons and zombies, it's a historical novel.
    But a bit better than the usual twaddle romance disguised as historical books I've seen.

    I amazed myself, the first fantasy I actually ever enjoyed.
    pity it's not finished and rather odd. Most books to movies don't proceed past where the author got up to,

    Makes you wonder, does he ignore what they showed and write it the way he thinks best? Does he write it the same having told them what he planned?
    Or hopefully not, never finish it?

    My son got annoyed as he was reading them, he said to me when I told him I had them now, read the first then wait several years to read the second.

    LOL, well yes, I had read another series like that, where the author took ages.

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    Currently reading "The Grey Bastards" by Jonathan French.
    Only a couple of chapters in but already very entertaining.

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    i.e.awesome wrote:
    Currently reading Tiamat's Wrath (the latest novel in the Expanse series).

    Should really get on to watching the series, hey
    Didn't realise this was out! Thanks for the heads up.

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    pctek wrote:
    GOT.
    My son read them years and years ago and I didn't have any interest, never was much of a fantasy fan, LOTR meh, The Potter dude, meh. Robert Jordan, ugh.

    But I ran out of things to read and nothing new on it's way for a couple of weeks so bought them at a 2nd hand bookshop.
    And if you remove the dragons and zombies, it's a historical novel.
    But a bit better than the usual twaddle romance disguised as historical books I've seen.

    I amazed myself, the first fantasy I actually ever enjoyed.
    pity it's not finished and rather odd. Most books to movies don't proceed past where the author got up to,

    Makes you wonder, does he ignore what they showed and write it the way he thinks best? Does he write it the same having told them what he planned?
    Or hopefully not, never finish it?

    My son got annoyed as he was reading them, he said to me when I told him I had them now, read the first then wait several years to read the second.

    LOL, well yes, I had read another series like that, where the author took ages.
    Well done on actually reading the GOT books. I haven't even managed to watch the final series, let alone read the books. I remember the days when we had to wait 2 years for a new harry potter book to come out

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    I've been making my way through John Scalzi's books. Just finished "Locked In" and "Head On" both fun detective procedural novels though it is a bit strange there is advanced sci-fi tech with human brains controlling mechanical robots but really no other examples of advanced technology at all.

    My biggest problem with Scalzi's novels is that we think on a similar wavelength and I seem to be able to guess the outcome of his stories in advance...