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Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:42 am

2/3 of the way through the 7th of the series. 5 and 6 were fantastic. This one is really good as well - closing up loops and explaining a bunch of stuff.
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I, too, have been reading. I went through the first six volumes of Sin City this month, will hit the seventh in a bit after some other things I have borrowed. It was a series I never read and wanted to and I am not regretting the time spent. I want to go back and read Watchmen also.

Halfway through Artemis. Enjoying it thus far. I have Born a Crime borrowed also but haven't started it yet. Ready Player One and something else on my hold list from the library/Overdrive.
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razr390 wrote:Started reading Scythe. It’s pretty awesome. Takes place in a uproot-like world where humanity has defeated much of its challenges including death. There is no crime, no poverty, no suffering. There are Scythes that are selected to kill people honorably to keep the population under control. So, they select people based on statistics from the “Age of Mortality”c (I.e if one out of every 100,000 people will die in a car accident, then one person at random that is driving in a car will be selected to get “gleaned”. The concept is 5/7 better than I describe it.

Story folllws two teens that get selected to be part of the Scythes. That’s how far I got so far
So is it a young adult series?


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Re reading The Stranger.

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razr390 wrote:Started reading Scythe. It’s pretty awesome. Takes place in a uproot-like world where humanity has defeated much of its challenges including death. There is no crime, no poverty, no suffering. There are Scythes that are selected to kill people honorably to keep the population under control. So, they select people based on statistics from the “Age of Mortality”c (I.e if one out of every 100,000 people will die in a car accident, then one person at random that is driving in a car will be selected to get “gleaned”. The concept is 5/7 better than I describe it.

Story folllws two teens that get selected to be part of the Scythes. That’s how far I got so far
So is it a young adult series?


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Yeah it seems that it’s centered toward the young adults, but it’s a 5/7 storyline so far.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:09 pm

Finishing up Warriors of the Storm, book 9 of Bernard Cornwell's Last Kingdom series, the one that the Netflix series is based on. Five fucking seven books that tell of the Viking invasions of Britain and the eventual birth of the nation of England under one ruler. It's like the Vikings TV show on History Channel, but more historically accurate.

Next I have reserved the new biography of Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson, who supposedly writes 5/7 biographies. Should start it this weekend.
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Started reading Ready Player One last night. So far it's an easy read and I busted through the first couple chapters of backstory quickly. It has me intrigued so far.

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Started reading Ready Player One last night. So far it's an easy read and I busted through the first couple chapters of backstory quickly. It has me intrigued so far.
I have this and will start it soon. Ended up with too many loans at once and they are running out. Only like 20% through Trevor Noah's book and it expires Wednesday.
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Started reading Ready Player One last night. So far it's an easy read and I busted through the first couple chapters of backstory quickly. It has me intrigued so far.
I have this and will start it soon. Ended up with too many loans at once and they are running out. Only like 20% through Trevor Noah's book and it expires Wednesday.
I saw it on the shelf at Wally-World for five bucks so I grabbed it. Images of :narc: recommending it to everyone ran through my head when I saw it. :lol:

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stripethree wrote:
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Started reading Ready Player One last night. So far it's an easy read and I busted through the first couple chapters of backstory quickly. It has me intrigued so far.
I have this and will start it soon. Ended up with too many loans at once and they are running out. Only like 20% through Trevor Noah's book and it expires Wednesday.
How are you liking "Born a Crime"?
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How are you liking "Born a Crime"?
I don't have much to say about it TBH, it's fine so far. Decently written, keeps my attention when I have picked it up, I've just had a lot going on since I borrowed it. It is expanding my knowledge on apartheid a bit also, as expected.
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How are you liking "Born a Crime"?
I don't have much to say about it TBH, it's fine so far. Decently written, keeps my attention when I have picked it up, I've just had a lot going on since I borrowed it. It is expanding my knowledge on apartheid a bit also, as expected.
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He tells some interesting stories about growing up under apartheid but there's one story in particular about his mother later in the book that is :mindblown: , about which I'll say no more.
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actually bought a book, #17 in star trek enterprise
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I learned last night that not only are there a ton of old novels available for free, but the Amazon fire tablet has a pretty cool built-in dictionary where you can simply hold your finger on a word to bring up the meaning. Not useful in general, but you can download foreign dictionaries as well... So I started reading some original Jules Verne with the French-English dictionary available for any words I might not know. Figured I might as well start at the beginning, so Cing semaines en ballon is first in the queue.

Dunno if the fact that it's 150-year-old language will bug me :doe: so at some point I might change it up to more modern text. If it's anything like reading 19th century English vs having a conversation today, then the old French might not be that useful in getting comfortable with modern language. :iono: :whocares:

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I learned last night that not only are there a ton of old novels available for free, but the Amazon fire tablet has a pretty cool built-in dictionary where you can simply hold your finger on a word to bring up the meaning. Not useful in general, but you can download foreign dictionaries as well... So I started reading some original Jules Verne with the French-English dictionary available for any words I might not know. Figured I might as well start at the beginning, so Cing semaines en ballon is first in the queue.

Dunno if the fact that it's 150-year-old language will bug me :doe: so at some point I might change it up to more modern text. If it's anything like reading 19th century English vs having a conversation today, then the old French might not be that useful in getting comfortable with modern language. :iono: :whocares:
No idea about 19th century French, but Jules Verne is 5/7. So ahead of his time.
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troyguitar wrote:
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I learned last night that not only are there a ton of old novels available for free, but the Amazon fire tablet has a pretty cool built-in dictionary where you can simply hold your finger on a word to bring up the meaning. Not useful in general, but you can download foreign dictionaries as well... So I started reading some original Jules Verne with the French-English dictionary available for any words I might not know. Figured I might as well start at the beginning, so Cing semaines en ballon is first in the queue.

Dunno if the fact that it's 150-year-old language will bug me :doe: so at some point I might change it up to more modern text. If it's anything like reading 19th century English vs having a conversation today, then the old French might not be that useful in getting comfortable with modern language. :iono: :whocares:
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:58 am

Finished ready player one. Agree with the :narc: :millennial: it was a 5/7 great book, must read for scifi fans.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:15 am

In the middle of "I Hear She's a Real Bitch" by Jen Nagg.

Has actually turned out to not be what I thought it was going to be. It was suggested to me by a female industry professional. I expected it to be very GO FEMALES! But it's been much more about building a business (specifically in the food industry) and the dynamics of staff. Jen Nagg opened and owns The Black Hoof in Toronto. She has written really well on receiving bad reviews, asshole staff that you trusted, and how much failure is just part of it all.

Written recommendations from Anthony Bourdain on the internets who I absolutely trust for book recommendations. Has been 5/7 and would recommend to even males.
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:06 pm
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:47 pm
I learned last night that not only are there a ton of old novels available for free, but the Amazon fire tablet has a pretty cool built-in dictionary where you can simply hold your finger on a word to bring up the meaning. Not useful in general, but you can download foreign dictionaries as well... So I started reading some original Jules Verne with the French-English dictionary available for any words I might not know. Figured I might as well start at the beginning, so Cing semaines en ballon is first in the queue.

Dunno if the fact that it's 150-year-old language will bug me :doe: so at some point I might change it up to more modern text. If it's anything like reading 19th century English vs having a conversation today, then the old French might not be that useful in getting comfortable with modern language. :iono: :whocares:
No idea about 19th century French, but Jules Verne is 5/7. So ahead of his time.
not all of us were able to by a fresh first edition :wap:
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Finished ready player one. Agree with the :narc: :millennial: it was a 5/7 great book, must read for scifi fans.
About 75% done and really enjoying it.
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No idea about 19th century French, but Jules Verne is 5/7. So ahead of his time.
not all of us were able to by a fresh first edition :wap:
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Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:15 pm

Started reading The Making of Stan Laurel, a biography of one of my all time favorite comedians, concentrating on his early life in northern England. Also in the middle of an audio book called Victoria, which is a biography of Queen Victoria. And today I picked up a book on CD from my local library by Andy Weir, the guy who wrote The Martian, called Artemis, which is some sort of a crime novel set in a city on the moon. I'll start it some time next week.

The 2 biographies are 5/7. I'm sure Artemis will be, too.
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Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:36 pm

Just finished Armada. 4/7 book.

Going to start Red Sparrow soon.
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About 20% into Dan Brown's Origins. Annoyed. It's been all build up, barely anything has happened. And build up in the "I get it, the horse is dead, shits about to go down" way. Going to see if I can fly through it but I might not pick up his next book, I'm that annoyed.
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About 20% into Dan Brown's Origins. Annoyed. It's been all build up, barely anything has happened. And build up in the "I get it, the horse is dead, shits about to go down" way. Going to see if I can fly through it but I might not pick up his next book, I'm that annoyed.
really.. I enjoyed it.
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Just finished Armada. 4/7 book.

Going to start Red Sparrow soon.
70% through Armada. so far so good
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