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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:34 am 
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For me theres a real issue with maintaining interest in that series considering the huge gaps between books

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:23 am 
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Yep, that very much contributes to my thought that he'll likely die before he finishes. He's not a young man.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:13 am 
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I read the existing Game of Thrones books. Killed any interest I had in finishing watching the series.

I have gotten some reading in (other than to my son):
"Dead Wake" by Erik Larson (about the sinking of the Lusitania)
"Angels in the ER" by Robert Lesslie (true stories from his career as an ER MD)

Currently working on "Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman.

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House of Chains by Erikson, something like the third Malazan book. Karsa Orlong is an interesting character (if something of a sociopath).

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House of Chains by Erikson, something like the third Malazan book. Karsa Orlong is an interesting character (if something of a sociopath).

Just looked it up, and the Malazan books look very interesting. Hadn't heard about them, but I'm definitely adding them to the reading list.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Just finished il Principe, by Nicolas Machiavelli (though in a Dutch translation, not the original Renaissance Italian...).

It's a fun read, with some interesting insights into how power, getting there and keeping it work. It's not all relevant to today. But a lot of it can be extrapolated to how the world works. People haven't changed all that much. Also, very applicable to High Elves.

It's a thin book and a fun, quick read. I can recommend it to people interested in history and management related non fiction.

Next on the reading list: The Circle, by Dave Eggers. Fun and very captivating so far. More on that will follow.

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Prince of Spires wrote:
though in a Dutch translation, not the original Renaissance Italian..

You're slipping Rod.

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But a lot of it can be extrapolated to how the world works.

Anyone from that time whose name survives as a frequently-used adjective must have had something.

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Also, very applicable to High Elves.

This too, perhaps:

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Finally getting around to reading Great Expectations. So far it hasn't lived up to them.


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Shannar, Sealord wrote:
Finally getting around to reading Great Expectations. So far it hasn't lived up to them.

Quite ashamed that I’ve never read anything by our second greatest writer!

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Shannar, Sealord wrote:
Finally getting around to reading Great Expectations. So far it hasn't lived up to them.

Quite ashamed that I’ve never read anything by our second greatest writer!


I rather like some of his stuff. But this one, not as much.


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I guess I’ve soaked up a lot of Dickens from TV etc but reading the books would be good. Saw a stage production of A Christmas Carol once.

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