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Old 02-14-2019, 09:40 PM
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My daughter has just turned me on to a new series. Itís fantasy and the first book is called Darker Shade of Magic. The first book is a little slow-lots of world building, but I just started the second and itís moving along at a much better pace. Incidentally-the second book is co-read by the woman who reads Brandon Sandersonís stuff.


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I just read the Way Station, I found it thought provoking, if still a simple read. I was impressed that it was written in the sixties!! By Clifford Simak
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Re: Good reads

Not much to contribute (I've been reading a lot of crappy stuff lately / lol, again, those random e-book collections are fun but really unpredicatable quality, what is it with werewolves and lots of sex for example? Yuck! - wolves do not go into season all that much, stupid writers!)


Brandon Sandersons mistborn-trilogy was a nice read.
(thank you for that tip)
I liked the plots within plots without it being all too obvious.
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Old 02-19-2019, 08:59 PM
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Re: Good reads

Bringing Nature Home, Douglas Tallamy
99% of wild birds feed their babies insects, and insects need native plants. Be inspired to add native plants to your space, and be amazed at the increase in biodiversity you will see.
My neighbor asked what flowers to plant to get monarch butterflies, when I told him milkweed, and that the caterpillar of monarchs had to eat this he was suprised..those worms turn into butterflies, why yes the do... .
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Old 03-10-2019, 01:34 PM
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Re: Good reads

Orion magazine, people and nature. Just read my first issue , what a great magazine.
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Re: Good reads

LOL, the Hollows-series by Kim Harrison did combine wonderfull with my not-the-flue-but-close-enough.
(No braincapacity needed but still fun)



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Re: Good reads

Rat Island by William Stolzeburg. One of the best books if you are a Nature lover, especially a Bird lover

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https://www.npr.org/2011/06/30/13736...-on-rat-island

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Re: Good reads

A few epic fantasy series I've enjoyed in the last few years:

Sword of Truth.
The Wheel of Time. (Personal favorite so far)
The Malazan Book of the Fallen. (Almost done #6, contender for new favorite)
A Song of Ice and Fire. (Game of Thrones.... although the last 2 aren't yet released, and I'm convinced they never will be. )
The Death Gate Cycle. (Easier read, not as complex)


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Re: Good reads

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A few epic fantasy series I've enjoyed in the last few years:

Sword if Truth.
The Wheel of Time. (Personal favorite so far)
The Malazan Book of the Fallen. (Almost done #6, contender for new favorite)
A Song of Ice and Fire. (Game of Thrones.... although the last 2 aren't yet released, and I'm convinced they never will be. )
The Death Gate Cycle. (Easier read, not as complex)


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How did I forget to mention The Malazan Book of the Fallen series?!? That was incredible! I'm a HUGE fan of Kalam, Quick Ben, Anomander Rake, Icarium, Dassem Ultor, Tehol Benedict and Apsalar! Epic scope! I need to read the series over to decide if the conclusion truly lived up to that epic scope, but definitely one of my favorite Fantasy reads. Just as a warning to more sensitive readers, brutal stuff, though.

And as for Song of Ice and Fire, I can't imagine how it must feel for George RR Martin to have spent so much time world building and such only to have the series get to the conclusion first and reap all the seeds he'd sown. Love the series, though. I suspect he's taking his time trying to come up with something significantly different from what HBO is doing. I figure we'll eventually see the last 2 books.

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Old 03-14-2019, 05:17 PM
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Re: Good reads

I just found some books by Nnedi Okorafor in my mixed batch (ereader has al sorts of things on it).
Speaking of a something that will change the way you look at things forever!
Try a few, you will not be sorry.



(she writes for both children and adults btw.)

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