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Midnightyell

Joined October 2016

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Shadowed Souls by Jim Butcher, Kerrie L. Hughes
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Rogues by George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
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Promise of Blood | Brian McClellan

Almost a year to the day since I started the powder mage trilogy, I‘m starting it again, but this time I‘m bringing the book club with me. And I love this opening scene. Hello, Adamat!!

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“Darrow, that is our son. His name is Pax.”
😭😭😭

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Inigo Montoya is looking for you, buddy.

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Ringworld | Larry Niven
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An enjoyable read, but one must appreciate 60‘s & 70‘s sci-fi to really enjoy it. While reading, it‘s very easy to tell that Niven has an excellent understanding of astrophysics and has given a lot of thought to the requirements and consequences of various theories and concepts.
I‘m tickled pink that ringworld theories in science are called “Niven Rings” because the work Larry put in to this book certainly begs that sort of honor. 3.75/5 stars.

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Ringworld | Larry Niven
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Shadowed Souls | Jim Butcher, Kerrie L. Hughes
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“Dammit, man, I‘m a Faerie Princess, not a Forensic Analyst!”

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Done, but as meager in its satisfaction as the entire series. Every one of the seven is somewhere between 2-2.5 stars. It wasn‘t a waste of time to read them, but I shan‘t be rereading it ever and I‘ll never tell anyone that they *must* read the series as I would Fionavar Tapestry or Locke Lamora. 🧐

It‘s far more than my strong dislike for Si King‘s EXTREME hubris in writing himself as central to the story (Every Universe‘s fate depends on him?

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The Dark Tower | Stephen King
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See you at the clearing at the end of the path, Father. Probably my favorite character of the series.

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The Dark Tower | Stephen King
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I will see this series out, but I don‘t think I‘ll ever wish to reread it. Just not as impressed with it as many seem to be.

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Song of Susannah | Stephen King
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I can‘t stand it when an author writes themselves as a character in their stories. More so when they are the focus of whole chapters, not just a two line cameo. This was a two-star book at best.

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Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King
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That was a rather dissatisfiying end. 2.5 Stars at best

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Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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📖 Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson 1,083 pages or Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 1,084.
📖 Epics, pls. 800-900 pgs is wonderful.
☕️ a macchiato or black. Nothing in between
🍵 A Southern gentleman prefers sweet iced tea.
🛋 Best reading is curled up in a big reading chair with a blanket
📚 I learned to read from the King James Bible, but it was The Chronicles of Narnia & The Hobbit that hooked me for life.

Jenni_Capps Great answers! I‘m from South Carolina so sweet tea is always available! 2y
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Wolves of the Calla | Stephen King
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I have 5-6 hours left!!! Guess I have to wait through the hold line again. 😞

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Wizard and Glass | Stephen King
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Monster Hunter Siege | Larry Correia
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This month's Audible credits are here.

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Eddie knew. "Kicking heroin is easy; kicking your childhood? Not so much."

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In 1987 & in the 1964 of this book, I'm sure blatant racism was as big an issue as it seems in in this novel. I'm sure disassociative personality disorder can be just as disgusting & heartbreaking as it is shown here. Doesn't mean I needed hours of it as part of this cocaine-and-Xanax fueled, weird-ass plot. #donotrecommend

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Library gives you only 8 days to finish an audiobook before it expires. This book has a hold list 28 people deep.
I waited 6 weeks to get it & it expired when I was an hour from the end. So frustrating. Glad Wikipedia could sum it up for me.

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Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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First Reread complete. The Stormlight Archive books 1&2 were the first Brandon Sanderson I'd read, so I read all 7 Mistborn books, Elantris, Warbreaker, White Sand (Pt. 1) and all of the Short stories & Novellas before returning to #Roshar with the GRT Geeks Book Club. Still wonderful, though I think #Warbreaker or #AlloyOfLaw may be my favorite #Cosmere book now. #EpicWithinAnEpic

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Hooray for #Overdrive & The Harris County Library! I hate spending #Audible credits on books so short!

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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Book club picked one of my favorites, so it's a reread!!

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King

The Tower has always been…

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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First entry is so slow. Friends tell me I need to give books 2-5 a shot…

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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"Go, then; there are other worlds than these!"

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Been too long since I read any Stephen King.

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Tower Lord | Anthony Ryan
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Blood Song | Anthony Ryan
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Comes highly recommended. Loving the Narration. He has an awesome London accent.

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Rogues | George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois
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Huzzah for the Harris County Public Library and Overdrive for Libraries!

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The Darkest Road | Guy Gavriel Kay
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On to Book Three. A really good trilogy. Can't believe I've never read it before!

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Guy Gavriel Kay wrote the Fionavar Tapestry as if it was a prime World that echos or causes echos of myth and Lore in similar worlds.
Thus his world is strongly similar to Tolkien's First Age & Poul Andersen & Tailesen & Arthurian Legend.

That said, he has a beautiful writing style of High Fantasy reminiscent of Tolkien (and since GGK was a editor on the Lost Tales it's no surprise.)

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This series has been on my to-read since @BrandSanderson recommended it at a signing at @murderbooks! Excited to start it!

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An Unwelcome Quest | Scott Meyer
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Book 14 for the year is finishing up this trilogy.

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Spell Or High Water | Scott Meyer
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Off to Be the Wizard | Scott Meyer

"I told him that anything so flimsy was the work of the Devil, not of God."
"Well played!" Philip exclaimed.
"Well, now there's a peasant off wandering through Leadchurch convinced that your apprentice is the Devil's Loom. But that's not really my problem," the bishop said.
"Nor mine," said Philip with a wink at his apprentice.

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Off to Be the Wizard | Scott Meyer
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I like Martin already.

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You Nerrrrds have talked this up so much that it's better not suck. We begin. #BonusNerdPoints if you identify the command line reference.

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Warbreaker | Brandon Sanderson

She shook her head, still staring into his eyes. "I can't decide which feeling for you is stronger, Lightsong; my love or my frustration."
He Took her hand and kissed it.
"I accept them both, Blushweaver, with honor."

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Warbreaker | Brandon Sanderson

"Oh, well… take your time."
"Don't be patronizing."
"I'm not being patronizing. I'm being polite."
"Well… next time be polite with less condescension in your voice."

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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52 hours later.

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexandre Dumas
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"Misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect. Compression is needed to explode gunpowder. Captivity has brought my mental faculties to focus."

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Wool Omnibus | Hugh Howey
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"Why do they pick up the wool and set to their work without hesitation?"

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Pg. 625 – "I am Elayne Trakand," she announced loudly, surprised at how calm she sounded. The ancient formula rolled from her tongue. "In the name of House Trakand, by right of descent from Ishara, I have come to claim the Lion Throne of Andor, if the Light wills it so."

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Pg. 516 - "I would not mind you in my head," Lewis Therin said, sounding almost sane, "if you were not so clearly mad."

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Pg. 342 - "Dangerous," a voice whispered in Rand's head. "Oh, yes, very dangerous, maybe too dangerous l. But it might work. In any event, you must kill Torval now. You must."

Lews Therin had come back. Or else he really was mad already.

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The Autumn Republic | Brian McClellan
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An Insult to Professional & Amateur Authors
My book club owes me for time and money on this. 10 have finished so far and the average rating is ONE STAR.

The writing is elementary, the plot is a straight line (descending in quality & ingenuity), repeated disgusting digressions into ways that sex with underaged/young teen girls might be justifiable in an apocalyptic scenario.

This was the worst book we've read in several years. Take a hard pass.

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Pg. 163 – "Awkwardly, they turned, hobbling and stumbling and groaning. It seemed quite ludicrous; heroes in stories never got hurt so they could barely stand."

It's a bit cliché, but always amusing when a story's protagonists think about how they're going through some indignity that never happens in stories. ?

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