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Bearing an Hourglass
Bearing an Hourglass | Piers Anthony
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When life seemed pointless to Norton, he accepted the position as the Incarnation of Time, even though it meant living backward from present to past. The other seemingly all-powerful incantations of Immortality--Death, Fate, War, and Nature--made him welcome. Even Satan greeted him with gifts. But he soon discovered that the gifts were cunning traps and he had become enmeshed in a complex scheme of the Evil One to destroy all that was good.... From the Paperback edition.
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CSeydel
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Ubookquitous Yay! 13mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Mehso-so

I have to admit I skimmed some of this one....how can the same author who has such great creativity in some of the larger story plots about the fight between incarnations and good and evil, ALSO have some decidedly ugh-worthy side plots filled with inner and outer dialogues than make me feel.... well icky.

Guess it‘s safe to say I‘m really conflicted with this series so far. 🤷‍♀️

#IncarnationsChapterADay

CSeydel Saaaaaame. Sigh, I was looking forward to revisiting this series, but now I‘m finding myself dragging my feet and not wanting to pick them up. 12mo
CSeydel Also, he can‘t seem to master “Show, don‘t tell”! 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel I know, when we started this I thought I might revisit me younger selfs favorite fantasy series, that I thought was brilliant as a teen, but now I‘m afraid, what if they don‘t hold up at all either! I‘m scared to re-read mine now! 12mo
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CSeydel What is the series? 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel The Landover series by Terry Brooks... the first book is 12mo
CSeydel Oh I haven‘t read those! Interesting. I‘m thinking of doing a readalong of Lawrence Watt-Evans Ethshar series, do you know them? My husband‘s a big fan and I‘ve only read a few so far. 12mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel No, I haven‘t read those. 12mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Started this one last night, I‘m working on catching up with the #IncarnationsChapterADay group next... although for me it should probably be called the #Incarnation2BooksBehindGroup🤪. I‘ll get there though, one book at a time.😉

Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel I‘ve started it! 2 chapters in last night. 13mo
JazzFeathers I have no doubt at all that you will catch up 😏 13mo
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Ubookquitous
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As we start on book three I figured I should comment on finishing this. I enjoyed this one more than Pale Horse - in part because it was a bit more humorous- especially Anthony poking fun at all the tropes of SFF. BEMs ala Stormship Troopers! The sexism is still there but a bit less too. It has been years but I‘m starting to remember the threads that connect the characters. thoughts on the authors notes of either book? #incarnationsChapterADay?

CSeydel Ok I‘m going to just put in my bio that I am The Worst Buddy Read Partner Ever. I finally got my library situation sorted out (😡) and I‘m reading On A Pale Horse *now*. I read the first half today and I‘m a little disappointed ... it‘s not living up to my memory ... then again Death wasn‘t my favorite of the series even then. 14mo
Ubookquitous Lol yeah, I think the series improves as it goes, particularly around the interweaving of plot. No worries on timing. Life happens 🤷🏼‍♀️ 14mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel Yep, I finished up my other book last night (for my other buddy read), so hopeful can finish a short story I have going tonight, so catching up with this one is next for me too. I‘ll join you on being late and we can read Bearing the Hourglass together! I too apologize @Ubookquitous we‘re still with you. I am just apparently a horrible judge of my reading commitments, I #BlameLitsy 13mo
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Ubookquitous Lol I get that... I‘m going to see who else is still with us and may put it off for a bit... let you catch up. I‘ll let you know 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Ubookquitous Ok, sounds good. I‘m hoping to try and catch up here this next week, before the end of Oct 🤞. How about you @CSeydel ? 13mo
CSeydel @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Ubookquitous Oof. Maybe. I just got back from a conference and I acquired 2 new clients, plus courting two others. Plus a new assignment from an existing client. I‘m trying, but no promises 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel 👍that works too, no pressure. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel OMG...sorry, I just realized there were only 5 days left on Oct! 😂. For some reason I was thinking we had over a week left, with 2 weekends. 😂. Wishful thinking I guess. 13mo
CSeydel Yeah it‘s coming up fast!!! I‘m hoping to finish Pale Horse & Hourglass by Oct 31, and Tangled Skein & Red Sword by Nov 15? Buuuuuut I also have to finish Pachinko for my in-person book club by Nov 14 so let‘s call it a maybe 😬 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (edited) 13mo
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Guildedearlobe
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So @MelAnn wants people to post #selfiesunday posts because we all know we look our bests in lazy Sunday mornings.

Right now I‘m trying to get my laundry done before the Eagles game at the laundromat. I always feel like a laundromat is the perfect training grounds for apocalyptic survival.

Right now I‘m trying to get my #incarnationschapteraday done. In Audio I just finished Dread Nation and started John Woman by Walter Mosley.

MelAnn Love this! Thanks for participating! Love your pic! I‘m doing laundry today, too! 1y
MelissaSue81 Love the description of the laundromat! 1y
Velvetfur I agree with both of the above 😀 1y
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Ubookquitous
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Norton - the traveling, unattached and very uncommitted meets a ghost who wants his help with getting an heir on his ghost-bride. I find the beginning of this novel a bit more humorous than OAPH. #incarnationsChapterADay

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Guildedearlobe
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The first chapter of Bearing an Hourglass felt quick. There were some funny lines, like this one about dragons and cats but I don‘t think the world and characters were as well established as in the first book. That being said, I‘m interested in how things progress. Norton seems kinda like a hipster and my hopes that the misogyny would be less prevalent were squashed. #incarnationsChapteraday

Ubookquitous Well - Gwa is certainly a sexist pig of a ghost but at least Norton refuses to rush things... 1y
Guildedearlobe @Ubookquitous I‘m quite interested in Norton‘s development as a character 1y
Jess_Franzino Is it wrong that my first reaction is “that‘s SO mean to dragons”? 😂 1y
Ubookquitous @Jess_Franzino lol mine too. 1y
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Ubookquitous
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Book 2 for #incarnationsChapterADay starts tomorrow

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ElishkatheCat
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JoeStalksBeck
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LorneGuyland That series starts off well, but I couldn't get past book 4. 3y
JoeStalksBeck @LorneGuyland oh dear! I love them! 3y
Voldenae I adore this series. The war and time books were probably the slowest but the rest are great. 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Voldenae I couldn't choose my favorite out of this series. Every one left my craving the next book 3y
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