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What are you reading [Jan 2017]?

The Secret History of Twin Peaks did not go where I expected it to, but held my interest. It's a quasi-coffee table book though and therefore a quick read, but pretty much for the hard-core Peaks fan only.

Having put that to rest, I'm still fighting mentally to get back to the 97 pound Annotated HPL, so decided to pick up The Silmarillion, which for some reason I never bothered to read.
 

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Jhaelen

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I finished 'Acceptance', the third part of the 'Southern Reach' trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. It's better than the somewhat weak second part, but not quite as great as the first. At least the author doesn't attempt to give an explanation to everything, he's just filling in some gaps. All in all a worthy conclusion.
According to Wikipedia, the first part will also be made into a movie relatively soon. That might be really interesting (or terrible...).

Next up is 'Wool', the first part of the Silo trilogy by Hugh Howey.
 


Finished the Letters of Heloise and Abelard and Sapkowski’s The Last Wish. The Letters was a fascinating view of love, faith, and belief of its era. Kinda sad to see the passion of the early letters slowly get devoured as time passed, though.

The Last Wish was enjoyable, but it had some issues. Had I not played the videogames first, I would probably have been lost about certain things. And there’s more than a little sexism to the writing. But at other times, the stories were on-point, with great action and that distinctive eastern European cynicism.

Now it’s onto the Gesta Francorum.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Having put that to rest, I'm still fighting mentally to get back to the 97 pound Annotated HPL, so decided to pick up The Silmarillion, which for some reason I never bothered to read.

I've never read The Silmarillion, ever though I have a nice hardbound copy. It feels like that old saw about classics: Something everyone wanted to have read.
 

I've never read The Silmarillion, ever though I have a nice hardbound copy. It feels like that old saw about classics: Something everyone wanted to have read.

So true, "I should read that one day" probably applies to half our bookshelves. Last year I finally read the Elric novels "Fortress of the Pearl" and "The Revenge of the Rose." I bought them back when they came out in '89 and '91. :D
 


I loaned Fortress of the Pearl to a friend of mine at the time before I read it, and they returned it a wreck. Spoiler alert, that person wasn’t a friend for much longer. But as a result, I’ve never been able to bring myself to read the book.

So true, "I should read that one day" probably applies to half our bookshelves. Last year I finally read the Elric novels "Fortress of the Pearl" and "The Revenge of the Rose." I bought them back when they came out in '89 and '91. :D
 

I loaned Fortress of the Pearl to a friend of mine at the time before I read it, and they returned it a wreck. Spoiler alert, that person wasn’t a friend for much longer. But as a result, I’ve never been able to bring myself to read the book.

I had a "friend" like that who destroyed my Gord the Rogue novels. :(
 

I loaned Fortress of the Pearl to a friend of mine at the time before I read it, and they returned it a wreck. Spoiler alert, that person wasn’t a friend for much longer. But as a result, I’ve never been able to bring myself to read the book.

It's not a bad book, but not a must read by any means.
 
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Eltab

Lord of the Hidden Layer
Finished The Force Awakens. No new library books for a bit because I'm getting distracted from my homework.
 



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