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Old 12-23-2018, 10:35 AM
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Nice! Thanks for a new list of reads . And if you like the Dresden Files - I also recommend his other series.
Oh, yes! I absolutely LOVED the Codex Alera series as well! Great stuff, and I'm hoping one day for a sequel. Haven't read his Aeronauts stuff as of yet, though.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:37 AM
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Re: Good reads

Oh! House of Suns & Pushing Ice are also really good ones by Alastair Reynolds.
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:07 AM
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Re: Good reads

I was afraid at first to post this thread, I figured I might get hollered at that this is a parrot forum.. now I am thrilled to have so many books to read!!!!!! I'm getting ready to search Kindle, abd hopeful that will also read to better recommendations from Kindle . How about Parrot books, either as characters or training behavior? But don't stop the Sci Fi!! And The Speed of Dark is about an autistic man that through science has the choice to change his life, but maybe loose himself, I really loved this book... Abd I live that our flock has so many sci Fi fans!!! Who knew!! My memory is terrible these days but I will try and add some of my favorites to the list, Dean Kootz has many I love. Abd I think a book called the Sphere was good. I think some one already mentioned Terry Brooks books. I also liked the Naturalist it's a crime thriller kind of, and normally I don't care for crime thrillers but it was very unique!
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Re: Good reads

LOL I am glad you asked. I am also running out of ideas of things to read.

Parrotbooks... parrots in books
ehm not that many...there is Polynesia (C african grey?) in the Doctor Dolittle books of course.
(They are supposed to be kidsbooks, but I really loved them growing up)

That annoying macaw in "Sandiego Zoo", I forgot her name (the book is at a friends atm).

Currently reading "The Lucky Gallah" - it is awfully depressing and fairly inaccurate (well the moonlanding stuff anyway).
No idea how it ends, my e-reader ran out of batterypower the day before yesterday, haven't had any time to read since. But there is a real thinking and screaming gallah in there and yes she is named "Lucky", not sure if she is...
Probably a not fun but good read if you are still on a pink-parrotkeeper-cloud.

(I can send it over - like many others- if you like e-books, I use the EPUB format)

Terry Brooks is not my fav. -> go for David and Leigh Eddings if you want quests and humor. (Belgariad& Mallorean, the six Sparhawk books are fun too)

(Avoid the Sword of Truth series like the plague, book one starts out fine and then it is steadily downhill for the next nine books, and the ending is superlame.)

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Old 12-23-2018, 11:08 PM
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Re: Good reads

This is a fantastic idea for a thread, I'm so glad you decided to post it. There's a multitude of benefits from reading, think of it as exercise for the brain.

Reading is the highest intellectual activity of the human experience. More sectors of the brain are active than in any other endeavor including mathematics or flying an airplane. It's the most totally interactive processing of information even with children reading Mother Goose.
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I've never been able to stick to one genre, I love them all from non-fiction to satire and sci-Fi. Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams is one of my personal all time favorites, the book not the movie.

I haven't read this one yet but I bought a copy for my son so I can borrow it as soon as he opens it. The Ravenmaster: My life with the ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife.
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Re: Good reads

I’m fortunate enough to be a librarian so I get to read anything I want all the time. I live science fiction but I tend to gravitate to post apocalyptic. It’s also rare I find people who have read the same as me. The best recent sci-fi is the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. My director made me read it, I don’t like AI or robots but in spite of that I loved them. The Last Policeman series by Ben Wnters, The Space between the Stars by Anne Corbett, Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker and I’m an oddball that likes the Hell Divers series by Nicholas Smith - all PA.

It’s nice to see everyone else’s lists because you can never have too many on you TBR list!
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Old 12-24-2018, 07:49 AM
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Re: Good reads

Ooooo so excited to check out these titles!!!!! I also love to hear that instead of wasting time reading I am pursuing the highest intellectual activities!!!! Oh la la!
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Re: Good reads

I used to read a lot of sci-fi/fantasy stuff when I was in junior and senior high but not as much anymore. I can barely remember the series anymore and I just gave them all away to a friends daughter. I think the one author I liked was Kate Forsyth, Alison Croggon, Kate Elliott...those are the only ones I remember off the top of my head from back then.

More recently Guy Gavriel Kay (Pretty much all of them...he only has a few books I didn’t like that much.), KF Breene (Fire & Ice trilogy first), Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels Series), Patrick Rothfuss (Name of then Wind), probably more that I can remember. I read a lot but don’t remember most of them enough to recommend them haha. KF Breene and Ilona Andrews series are more Urban Fantasy but they have a lot of humor that make them fun to read.
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Re: Good reads

Under the Dome by Stephen King was enjoyable. A TV series was made, but lost its way and rambled until inevitable cancellation.
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Old 12-24-2018, 11:07 AM
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Re: Good reads

Quote: Originally Posted by ChristaNL View Post
LOL I am glad you asked. I am also running out of ideas of things to read.

Parrotbooks... parrots in books
ehm not that many...there is Polynesia (C african grey?) in the Doctor Dolittle books of course.
(They are supposed to be kidsbooks, but I really loved them growing up)

That annoying macaw in "Sandiego Zoo", I forgot her name (the book is at a friends atm).

Currently reading "The Lucky Gallah" - it is awfully depressing and fairly inaccurate (well the moonlanding stuff anyway).
No idea how it ends, my e-reader ran out of batterypower the day before yesterday, haven't had any time to read since. But there is a real thinking and screaming gallah in there and yes she is named "Lucky", not sure if she is...
Probably a not fun but good read if you are still on a pink-parrotkeeper-cloud.

(I can send it over - like many others- if you like e-books, I use the EPUB format)

Terry Brooks is not my fav. -> go for David and Leigh Eddings if you want quests and humor. (Belgariad& Mallorean, the six Sparhawk books are fun too)

(Avoid the Sword of Truth series like the plague, book one starts out fine and then it is steadily downhill for the next nine books, and the ending is superlame.)
The Sci-Fi book that has a parrot in it is Emergance byDavid Palmer.
the bird plays a very important part in the book and the guy that wrote the book MUST have had a parrot at one time.
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