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CouchCrewChief

CouchCrewChief

Joined May 2016

Even men must be well read and well versed.
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Unlike the first Star Wars: Battlefront, I am enjoying this book and keep picking it up. I‘m a slow read but I‘ve made more progress in this in the last week than I did in a month on the first Battlefront. Another new canon book that‘s well written.

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It's started as a very interesting read and it has Pixel in it! Yes, the cat who walks through walls. I love Heinlein's writing, so happy reading!

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The Waking Engine | David Edison
Bailedbailed

Such a tedious book. The first 50 pages were gold and now it's just... I can't keep reading. 72 pages in, 22 that just kind of derail.

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The most unique post-apocalypse book I've ever read. It combines drama, humor, and a good storyline. You'll fall in love with characters and relate to them. If you are looking for something different, this is a great book to start with! One liners and great dialogue. I highly suggest this book. 4.75/5⭐️

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Talk about service...
"Great. Now if possible, my friend and I would like to see naked girls and get shit-faced."
"...it will be our pleasure to clean up your vomit should you overindulge."

Sadly, you have to wait for an apocalypse to get any decent service these days.

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Ok, last one... Hahaha it always comes back to one thing.

Coffee.

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OMFG
Why can't all apocalypse books be like this?

"Come back here and deliver the sausage!"

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"Cowboys are suppose to drift, ride off into the sunset. If you're a cowboy then you ain't lost."

...and that is how you do the apocalypse right...

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Outpost | Ann Aguirre
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I listened to this on CD, the audio is great. When I first bought this I didn't realize how young the characters were. Regardless, it's a very good listen. Definitely one I would suggest for teens. Deals with coming of age and teenage angst. Being the second in the series & having not read or listened to the first, I was happy that it came together enough I didn't feel like I missed a ton. Pick it up and give it a go if you like apocalyptic books

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Halo: Glasslands | Karen Traviss, Traviss
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Good book! Halo fans will love it. Sci-Fi fans would love the Halo book series. Great characters, lots of storylines and events. This unites several of the Halo series and timelines from the books and games. Definitely worth the read! Well written and great editing. Even war fiction fans would enjoy this. 👍🏻👍🏻

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Halo: Glasslands | Karen Traviss, Traviss
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I plan on a whole night of reading, so time to break out the glasses. Don't really need them but night after night of reading will wear the eyeballs out if I don't wear them.

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Halo: Glasslands | Karen Traviss, Traviss
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With a large shipment of books coming in tomorrow, I need to burn through 190 pages of this bad boy so I can read a book that's coming in that I am excited for. Time to read while the Brewers lose. ...and... GO!

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Mehso-so

I got the book free on iBooks. It was good with decent characters but the author really needs an editor. Many sentences lacked structure and cohesion. That said, it wasn't bad as for plot and characters. Unique. I think it's a great YA fantasy book and really gives a sense of growth and independence. The author gets in their own way here, so just be warned.

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Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein
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I love returning to this book. When it can make you question everything from religion to sexuality to morals without alienating you. It was the Matrix before the movie was dreamt up. I return to this book because I find it a goodness to always question myself before I get to deep into myself. It really brings to light the old idea that your perception is your reality. Your only limits are those you set for yourself.

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Halo: Glasslands | Karen Traviss, Traviss

A futuristic military book about chaos and deception. Multiple factions after a war, fighting themselves. If you like the Halo video games, the books, any sci-fi war novels, this is a book for you. I'm about halfway through. It's devoid of quotable one-liners, which is a shame, but it is a darn good read.

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An interesting book free on iBooks. Who doesn't like a good bit of pirate booty. I read it at work on my breaks and it helped pass time fairly quickly. If you want a pirate book but don't care about the whole "reality" bit, it's worth a read.

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My wife got this for me for Christmas. Let me just say, this isn't a book you read cover to cover. This in the definitive guide to all things Floyd. From their founding to their solo albums and everything between. It is packed with facts about recordings and concerts. If there's ever a bar argument this will settle it.

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Free-Wrench | Joseph R. Lallo
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A great steampunk type novel. A pirates and airships and mystery, the lead character is a young lady out to save her mother. It's a fun book and an easy read. Certainly worth it. Got it free on iBooks.

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Beacon 23 | Hugh Howey
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Mehso-so

This book is odd, a quick read but left me wanting. It's reimagined fan fiction for Robert A. Heinlein's book, "Starship Troopers." It's told from the POV of a former soldier who has PTSD and tries to avoid anything and everything. The end wasn't satisfying to me at all and the character isn't someone you cheer for, also not an antihero. Just a cynical asshole. I mean, I am too but this character was frustrating. Better writing than WOOL at least.

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The Shotgun Arcana | R. S. Belcher

This book keeps getting better and stranger. Great dialogue, not necessarily one liners, but great conversations. One of the most interesting reads so far.

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The Shotgun Arcana | R. S. Belcher

Just started this, turns out it is the second in a series. The good thing, so far it has read clean so it doesn't feel like I'm missing something. Appears to be an alternate history series, starts out with the Donner party... I'll let your minds play with that.

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Half a War | Joe Abercrombie
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"I use to believe there were heroes in the world..." This book was a great end to the Shattered Sea trilogy. All the characters come together and by the end you have some new favorites and some old ones left behind. Worth reading slowly and enjoying every bit. "...but there are monsters, and perhaps the best we can have is the worst on our side."

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Finally finished this monster. I love zombie movies and books, this is one of the best. Written in journal form, it takes you through one man's daily survival in the midst of undead. Worth the time!

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Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics | Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, Thomas Peisel
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So far the guide is establishing base for dreaming and building up why lucid dreams are important. It's some slow going but it's good night time read.

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Half a War | Joe Abercrombie
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Today's mail. Gonna be a busy summer. Can't wait to finish off The Shattered Sea series.

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Half the World | Joe Abercrombie
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A great follow up to the first book. Some of the writing could've been better and less emphasis on the development of an obviously strained relationship, plus a thesaurus would help. It is a great book and great story, really builds for the final installment. Had a few turns that you'll see coming.

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Half the World | Joe Abercrombie
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...the future is a land wrapped in fog. Events do not always flow down the channel you dig for them.

The best way I have heard life and fate and the future summed up.

CaitlinSiem I loved that line. 4y
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Half the World | Joe Abercrombie
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When real life is mentioned in a book.

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Half the World | Joe Abercrombie
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The problem with reading in bed is you get into a good book and get to a point where you have to choose between sleep for work or reading til midnight. Still not sure how this turns out tonight.

Texasblues Read until midnight! 4y
CouchCrewChief @Texasblues Ha! I nearly did. 4y
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I've read the first part of this before. It is written in the form of a journal, which I think makes it kind of unique and cool. It was written by an Armed Forces member and he starts the book like this... It's a great look on the upcoming zombie apocalypse lol

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Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
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There be a fair amount of murder and treasure and whoring and fighting herein this set of pages. The authors sees to it that all pirates meet an agreeable fate including one bastard who was shot in his man-jewels by his wench. Ye best be liking this or suffer the penalty of pain.

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Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
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When you race gets rained out so you pour yourself into a book so you can get into the stack especially when @CaitlinSiem is on your heels to read a book and give your thoughts.

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Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
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I found it funny...

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Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
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"A captain is king, over his crew."

Very interesting way to think of it.

ReadingOver50 Love that bookmark. 4y
CouchCrewChief @ReadingOver50 Thanks! I can't even remember where I got it. Beautiful and metal. The tassel is a little coffee mug. 4y
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Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
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Sounds like a normal friendly greeting to me.

BookFreakOut Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries! 4y
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Pirate Latitudes | Michael Crichton
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"I do so think well of a man who dies with finesse."

Seriously, this is how a good Pirate book should start.

CaitlinSiem That's an incredible line. 4y
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Eaters of the Dead | Michael Crichton
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When it starts out talking about the provenance of an ancient manuscript, it does no favors. It's a rereretelling and translation of this manuscript which starts with, "Praise to Master Muhammed" ...and I'm out. Listed as fiction but manuscript is nonfiction. Done. No more. Not gonna try it. Sad.

OSChamberlain Seems interesting to me. Lol 4y
CouchCrewChief @OSChamberlain Good luck! LoL. I was looking for just a Viking based novel, something fun and light and it was anything but. When I hit that I was just like, "Nope. Not at all what I wanted or expected." That's probably why I bailed so quick. Way out of left field. Maybe I read it wrong, not for me. 4y
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Bailedbailed

It is a real life journal. I am a Civil War buff and military buff but there's a point where I just cannot push through anymore. Again, this book is like salmon, I want to like it, I do... But I don't. Which is kind of sad. Good luck with it.

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Thunderbird Fifty Years | Alan Tast, David Newhardt
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I absolutely love Thunderbirds, so beautiful throughout the years, the changes good and bad developed an absolute icon in American history. Gives production numbers and technical info. Sheds light on when & where the 'birds were built before the Mustang.

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Half a King | Joe Abercrombie
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A very good and fun read. I was surprising how fast this went by. It's a mix of Game of Thrones, Vikings, and the video game Skyrim. Trust me, you'll get it. It's really good!

"Do you blame me?"
"No, it's so much better when you do it yourself."

CaitlinSiem I love that piece of dialogue. One of my favorites too! I'm so glad you liked Half a King! It really is the type of book a great deal of people can enjoy. 4y
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An odd but very interesting read. I was pulled in very quickly as I am a fan of post-apocalyptic stories so this was perfect. Lots of unique and interesting imagery.

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Half a King | Joe Abercrombie
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The pages start to turn like water over the rails of a boat. Faster and faster until nearly half full...

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Absolutely amazing book! Like pirates? Like Treasure Island? Ever wonder what happened to Long John Silver, well this is for you! Ya scurvy seadogs be lovin' this here writin' and be lookin' for mah booty!

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Half a King | Joe Abercrombie
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I laughed like a juvenile at this...
"That you're passed around my family like a feast-day cup."

"On feast-day, everyone's happy to get the cup."

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Bailedbailed

Dry. I love intelligence and intellectual reads but this is beyond dry. Good luck to anyone getting through it. As of right now, I am gonna bail. Maybe one day when I am older and more attentive...

Jamesmelvinmitchell Being older doesn't help with this book. I bailed. 4y
CouchCrewChief @Jamesmelvinmitchell Well thankfully I wasn't the only one. I like the idea of this kind of how I like the idea of salmon. I really really want to like it, but I just don't. 4y
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Half a King | Joe Abercrombie
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When I bought this from Goodwill of Florida on eBay, I thought it was a paperback edition. I didn't realize it was a hardcover, first U.S. Edition. For $6.05, I'll keep hitting eBay for books! Can't wait to dig in, comes highly recommended from... EVERYONE

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"To all the varied peoples of the world nothing is so out of reach, yet so deeply personal and controlling, as the concept of God."
-Drizzt

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I am going to be honest, this is a must read for any man. It approaches dating and relationships from a point of view we can all understand. Some sarcastic humor and some knowledge and some fun. May have to read again soon.

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Some afternoon reading for a change. Still reading in bed, but reading. I find myself happiest when I can totally relax and lay down to read. It allows me to concentrate solely on what I am reading, nothing else. After today... I need an escape.

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So, this is another Hydra super secret double agent just like Cap.

Texasblues I am madder than I should be about this. 4y
CouchCrewChief @Texasblues I am very not happy about it, but sometimes you gotta let the author take you for a ride. 4y
Texasblues I still haven't recovered from all the character assassination during Civil War. I dropped several books then. 4y
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