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Old 01-29-2018, 08:11 PM   #11
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I pretty much only read for entertainment, but I read a lot. Sci-fi and fantasy only. If it could happen in this world, I'll just turn on the news and see it there, or go down to the mall and watch it unfold. Currently have 4 books going, the best of which is book 3 of Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings series.
I read a lot of Sci-Fi but not much fantasy. I keep hearing good things about Brandon Sanderson but I've never read anything from him. What's a good place to start reading his stuff?
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:34 PM   #12
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The only thing I read anymore is reference materials, the last book I got was given to me by Jim Supica. An autographed copy of his Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 4th Edition.
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Old 01-29-2018, 09:38 PM   #13
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I am presently revisiting Brian Lumley and his Necroscope series. Fluff for sure, but mighty dark fluff...
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Old 01-29-2018, 10:01 PM   #14
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Going to a good old fashion literary works burning tonight.

I've never read a literary work in my lif3.
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Old 01-29-2018, 11:17 PM   #15
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I read a lot of Sci-Fi but not much fantasy. I keep hearing good things about Brandon Sanderson but I've never read anything from him. What's a good place to start reading his stuff?
If you want to dip your toe into a standalone, Elantris is good. If you want to start with an excellent trilogy, Mistborn is good. If you want to go all in, The Way of Kings is phenomenal.
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the compete chronicalles of conan by Robert e. howard
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:39 AM   #17
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Going to a good old fashion literary works burning tonight.

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You have to buy them before you burn them, either way you are supporting literature
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Old 01-30-2018, 03:20 AM   #18
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I've been plugging away at "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn for a few months now. I like it, but it's slow going because whenever I feel the need to get political or historical I just think 'well, I might as well do my school readings, then.'

I also decided to give poetry another shot, for the first time in a few years—read a collection of Langston Hughes, and took out some Emily Dickinson and Dorothy Livesay as well. There was some stuff I liked, but overall I'm back at the verdict that I'm just not a poetry person.

Some other fairly recent ones (going back to the summer) were:
- "A Gate at the Stairs" by Lorrie Moore: Love her short stories, but this was the first novel of hers I've read and I wasn't wild about it.
- "My Absolute Darling" by Gabriel Tallent: Very fucked up story, and not for the faint of heart—but mostly well done. One of those ones that is going to stay in my brain for a long time.
- Ex Machina series by Brian K Vaughan: Did not care for it. He's definitely become a better writer as time has gone on. I loved Y: The Last Man and am also digging Paper Girls so far.
- "Vacationland" by John Hodgman: Kind of hit and miss, but it's a light and mostly pretty funny read.
- "Lucky Jim" by Kingsley Amis: Not my thing.
- "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders: Loved it. Best book I've read in a while.
- "The Luminaries" by Eleanor Catton: An excellent mystery novel, but it's a long one (over 800 pages). It probably could have trimmed a bit of fat, but it was still a good read.
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Old 01-31-2018, 01:39 PM   #20
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I love the old Conan novels by Howard, those books really stood-out to me as a young kid in the 70s with the cover art by Frank Frazetta. Robert Jordan also wrote some pretty decent Conan novels in the 80s that are worth checking-out if you're a fan.
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