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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    I'm aware of the Alliance-Union Universe and the connections, although I hadn't heard that the Foreigner series had been connected. Chanur definitely connects, and I don't think it's very far out in the timeline either. It's just heard to tell because of the viewpoint. I've been reading her...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    What's the Alliance Union book? I just reread the Cyteen sequel last year; still have to go back and reread Cyteen itself. I've read almost all* of her SF and love it. I have a harder time with the fantasy. Paladin I did really enjoy; and the Morgaine Cycle is awesome, but I just couldn't parse...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    The sexism bothers me more than the racism; I find it both more overt and more common.
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    Gets better. I read The Red Pavilion, a Judge Dee mystery, last night. I'm having trouble articulating exactly what I like about these books, but part of it is "RPG-ness" of them all. Each character is a distinct NPC, and nearly every book seems like it could be adapted into an RPG adventure...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    Finished up Book 8 of the Expanse; it was very worthwhile rereading them all at once. Blue, I'm dying of envy. Read The Killing Moon, by NK Jemisen; reading its sequel, The Shadowed Sun right now. Not sure what's after that. Might stop pulling from the archives and go for something new and...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    I'll have to look for the Time Traveler's Guide. Anything by NK Jemisen is a must-read for me. I was considering rereading that trilogy after I finish the Expanse.
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    The Count of Monte Cristo is totally balls. I haven't read much Agatha Christie, but next time I go to my ex-mother-in-law's I'll probably grab a bunch.
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    Finished up Book 7; rereading Book 8 of The Expanse. Ordinarily I don't reread books, or at least not until 5+ years have passed, so rereading a book I just read a few weeks ago is...different. However, I did read it really fast, and having just reread books 5-7 it's totally worthwhile. I...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    :unsure: Um. I'm sorry, I guess? The book has been out for 9 years. There are seven sequels. There's a tv show on its fourth season. And...you think THAT'S a spoiler? Oh boy. Buckle up. :ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL: Edit: I edited my post above so no one accidentally finds out about the ...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    I read Tiamat's Wrath, book 8 of The Expanse series, the other day. I'll admit that when I read Book 1 of the Expanse I thought "Eh. [creature-feature plural of that moment] in space. Jumping on the it-of-the-moment bandwagon screws up a decent read; solid, but light." I was wrong. It's still...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    I just reread Brightness Reef, by David Brin. The first book in the second Uplift trilogy. I think I read these before I read the original trilogy, and I'd forgotten (or was uncertain in my recollection) that some characters continue between the two trilogies, so I'm leaning towards starting in...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    And the books are pretty short. I think each 5-book cycle would be a single novel by todays standards. And the publisher would be pushing him for a third...
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    I never got past book two of WoT, but Neuromancer still holds up.
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    What are you reading this year 2020?

    I haven't been reading much the past two months. Just an off-season. I gotta find something soon though; I'm headed to Maine for a few days, and there won't be much to do besides read. Thumbs up for the thread change. I was getting tired of searching out the new thread each month.
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    What are you Reading? Debonnaire December 2019 edition

    Just read City of Brass, by S.A. Chakraborty. It...did not live up to the hype. It's got good intentions and ideas, but the solid bones are buried in a steamy romance novel sauce of muscular djinni bodies, the ordinary human women (who aren't really ordinary) they're drawn to, and etc etc etc...
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