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Oct 25, '16, 4:16pm

H.P. Lovecraft: Tales - The Statement of Randolph Carter - A simple short story that gets its job done.

Been reading one of his short stories once a day for the month of October. The man's defiantly a word smith.
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Oct 30, '16, 4:39am

Currently reading: Assassins Creed Underworld.
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Nov 05, '16, 11:42pm

Just read Eldest : the inheritance cycle. This is the 2nd book of the series and I liked it more than the original. It has some great twists and I liked the growth of the main Character. Anyone else read this book before ?
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Nov 06, '16, 2:22am

Just finished The end of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov. I didn't think it was the most polished thing, but I loved the link to the Foundation series. Was worth it in the end. Made me feel like reading Foundation again
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Nov 07, '16, 9:22am

Eve Narlieth wrote:Just finished The end of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov. I didn't think it was the most polished thing, but I loved the link to the Foundation series. Was worth it in the end. Made me feel like reading Foundation again


Is Foundation a good place to start with Asimov? I picked up some cool-looking old copies of the series, but I feel like I should read some of his short stories or something first. Maybe the I, Robot collection?

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Nov 07, '16, 10:10am

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Eve Narlieth wrote:Just finished The end of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov. I didn't think it was the most polished thing, but I loved the link to the Foundation series. Was worth it in the end. Made me feel like reading Foundation again


Is Foundation a good place to start with Asimov? I picked up some cool-looking old copies of the series, but I feel like I should read some of his short stories or something first. Maybe the I, Robot collection?


Hey :) I started with Foundation and thought it was easy to understand the universe. I actually read the short story Nightfall a year before that, and can also recommend it. It's unrelated to Foundation, but it's a nice introduction to his writing. I found this pdf: https://www.uni.edu/morgans/astro/course/nightfall.pdf Maybe you can read a page or so of that, and buy the short story if you like it. It's a good example of the pacing of his books.

Regarding the robot collection, which starts with Caverns of Steel if I'm not mistaken, it's a different type of book in my opinion. The science fiction elements are different, and I thought the writing was too. In Foundation I was blown back by the sci fi elements he created, it's when he shines regarding thinking out of the box. In the robot collection you don't get that feeling as much, from my experience, just because it's been done so many times after him.

You could do Nightfall > Foundation like I did, it will be a nice way into his writing :)
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Nov 07, '16, 2:21pm

Eve Narlieth wrote:
eggsaladbob wrote:
Eve Narlieth wrote:Just finished The end of Eternity, by Isaac Asimov. I didn't think it was the most polished thing, but I loved the link to the Foundation series. Was worth it in the end. Made me feel like reading Foundation again


Is Foundation a good place to start with Asimov? I picked up some cool-looking old copies of the series, but I feel like I should read some of his short stories or something first. Maybe the I, Robot collection?


Hey :) I started with Foundation and thought it was easy to understand the universe. I actually read the short story Nightfall a year before that, and can also recommend it. It's unrelated to Foundation, but it's a nice introduction to his writing. I found this pdf: https://www.uni.edu/morgans/astro/course/nightfall.pdf Maybe you can read a page or so of that, and buy the short story if you like it. It's a good example of the pacing of his books.

Regarding the robot collection, which starts with Caverns of Steel if I'm not mistaken, it's a different type of book in my opinion. The science fiction elements are different, and I thought the writing was too. In Foundation I was blown back by the sci fi elements he created, it's when he shines regarding thinking out of the box. In the robot collection you don't get that feeling as much, from my experience, just because it's been done so many times after him.

You could do Nightfall > Foundation like I did, it will be a nice way into his writing :)


Cool, thanks for the suggestion!

To stay on track with the thread, I just picked up As I Lay Dying by Faulkner. I've not read anything by him before and I'm only about fifteen pages in. I mostly picked it up because I'm a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy and I kept hearing lots of comparisons. So far, Faulkner doesn't write as sparsely as McCarthy does, but I do see a bit of similarity in that both writers seem to share a southern, dirty vibe.

I also picked up this book because, for whatever reason, I always get Faulkner and Hemingway mixed up in my head, having not read anything by either of them. So, after I finish As I Lay Dying, I'm going to shoot for The Old Man and the Sea.

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Nov 09, '16, 3:52am

I just recently started re-reading R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms books in chronological order. I haven't read a bunch of the latest ones, so I figured it might be fun to start from the beginning and work my way towards the new ones.

I'm currently at book number 13 in the order I'm reading them in, which is The Fallen Fortress, book 4 of 5 in the Cleric Quintet series.

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Nov 29, '16, 2:55pm

I'm currently reading through the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. I've read several of the books multiple times as each time a new novel came out I'd restart the series. That was fine when there were 3 or 4 books. Once it gets to 8, 9, 10 and finally when it finished with 14 books!

I'm currently halfway through book 10 and keen to hopefully finish the series for the first time this year.

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Dec 27, '16, 2:05pm

20 Years of Tomb Raider: Digging Up The Past, Defining The Future .
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Dec 27, '16, 3:23pm

Some new books on the docket:
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Dec 27, '16, 3:38pm

Reading The robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov. Man, this trilogy went completely down hill in the last book. Horrible writing. But I'll stick with it. I'm still curious about the crime solving part.
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Jan 02, '17, 4:57am

I'm going through the novelization of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, written by Alexander Freed. There are a bit more (and slightly different) scenes from the movie, giving more focus on Jyn and other characters... And, well, it's different. Gotta reserve judgement, until it's finished, tho.
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Jan 07, '17, 11:08am

I wanted a good road trip book so I got myself Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon. A book where the author tells his story about traveling around rural America in the late 70's, meeting people along the way. Seems good so far.

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Jan 21, '17, 10:22am

Finally got around to finishing "Settle For More," Megyn Kelly's autobiography of sorts about her life and how she got to the place where she is now. It was a fascinating read with a lot of inside stories about her early life, her law career, and her dealings and feuds with Donald Trump and Roger Ailes, the former CEO of Fox News. It was a page turner from start to finish and I've definitely gained a greater respect for her after reading it. Definitely worth a read.

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Jan 22, '17, 11:57pm

Finished reading The Princess diarist by Carrie Fischer (it was sad, I bought the book a few days before she passed away), and I'm now reading Persepolis and The Princess Bride

I didn't know what to expect from the Princess Bride, since I haven't seen the movie, and it's quite funny. I got it for xmas. Next thing will be to watch the movie
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Jan 25, '17, 11:27pm

Actually I'm interested in dream interpretations so I'm reading a really interesting and correct dreambook which is free and on-line. http://www.free-dream-book.info/ If you want you can check ;)

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Feb 01, '17, 2:40pm

Silence by Shusaku Endo
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Feb 02, '17, 8:37am

Welcome to Deadland by Zachary Linville
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Feb 06, '17, 5:52pm

Metro 2033! Finally got the novel.

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