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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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Posted - 07 May 2020 :  21:21:14  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Currently reading the third book of the Riyria Revelations, by Michael J Sullivan.

Next up, I'll be revisiting the only wizard in the Chicago phone book... At long last, Jim Butcher is putting out not one but two new Dresden Files novels. I usually prefer to re-read an entire series when a new book comes out, but now that we're something like 15 books in, that's more of a tasking than it is with the average series of 3 to 6 books. So I arbitrarily decided to start with Small Favor ("Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?" "Nay, but prithee, with sprinkles 'pon it instead," I said solemnly, "and frosting of white.") and work my way up to the new stuff from there. I'll also be hitting all the short stories, in the appropriate spots.

On a related note, the last time I read through the books, I took a lot of notes -- there's a lot going on in the books, and some of it only comes to light several novels later. One particular line jumped out at me, from one of the earlier books -- Nicodemus referring to Harry as "Little Maggie's youngest." It's that -est that caught my eye -- either Nico was being sloppy with his grammar, or he was referring to three or more children. Since we know of Harry and his half-brother, I'm now wondering if there's a third child -- perhaps one with fae blood, possibly born on May 1st.

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AliMaClan
Acolyte

Canada
15 Posts

Posted - 10 Jul 2020 :  12:16:34  Show Profile Send AliMaClan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I’m enjoying the City of Ravens at the minute.
I recently read Diana Wynn Jones’ Chrestomanci books and lngary trilogy. I found these through a Neil Gamin article I read where he named her as one of his favourite writers. I read them myself and then to my children, we really enjoyed them and as a search did not come up with much about her on the forum I thought I would throw it out there that her books are worth a look. They are Sometimes billed as “kids books” but I found them rich, engaging, and not at all written down for “little people” - indeed I am of the opinion that there is no such thing as children’s books anyway, only people books...
Start with “Howl’s Moving Castle” or “Charmed Life”.

Exiled from the realms for 35 years on a quest for the lost chord. I return empty handed to resume my studies...
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Zeromaru X
Master of Realmslore

Colombia
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Posted - 09 Sep 2020 :  06:44:29  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reading Venom in her Veins. I'm just starting it, but while the novel is set in the Realms, there are references to Arkhosia and Bael Turath --elements from 4e core. Either the author wasn't very thorough in his Realmslore, or WotC didn't care, or both.

Guess this means I can include them in my Realms with a bit of "canon support".

Long ago, in the distant past, they fell into decay. The philosopher’s path... The river of glory... Even the saints resting in the darkness rise up without response and block the way...
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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
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USA
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Posted - 09 Sep 2020 :  19:39:05  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm currently reading Chaos Rising, the new Thrawn book... Since I first read the original Thrawn books, he's been my favorite Star Wars villain. Vader is awesomely scary, and all that, but the way Thrawn stays so calm and is always thinking a dozen steps ahead of everyone else is awesome -- he's like a military Moriarity.

For once, I've got a to-read pile going on. After this will likely be Sword and Pen, the next book in the Great Library series, and then books 2 and 3 of the Swords and Fire series.

I'm also slowly -- very slowly! -- slogging my way through The Federalist Papers. The ones written by Alexander Hamilton have some amazingly-constructed sentences, but no matter which of the three authors it is, it's all very dry. I'm reading one essay at a time, and I'm only doing a couple a week -- I have a really hard time staying focused on non-fiction stuff.

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Artemas Entreri
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USA
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Posted - 14 Nov 2020 :  03:50:16  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Currently reading The Herald. About 100 pages in and Ed Greenwood's writing as been bearable.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 14 Nov 2020 :  05:34:17  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm currently re-reading the Codex Alera books. I'm about halfway through the third one.

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cpthero2
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USA
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Posted - 15 Nov 2020 :  01:35:10  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Master Rupert, et alia,

I am currently rereading the Cleric Quintet! :)

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Spirit Soaring
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CorellonsDevout
Great Reader

USA
2551 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2020 :  02:46:23  Show Profile Send CorellonsDevout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Currently reading 3 books, 2 fiction and one non-fiction: The Clockwork Angel, The Last Sun, and [i[A History of the Japanese Language[/i].

Sweet water and light laughter
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Delnyn
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USA
394 Posts

Posted - 15 Nov 2020 :  13:13:52  Show Profile Send Delnyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Reading Pathfinder 1e Core Rulebook and Bestiary for fiction. Non-fiction is Practical Time Series Forecasting for one of my certification classes.
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Darkken
Acolyte

USA
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Posted - 17 Nov 2020 :  22:38:31  Show Profile Send Darkken a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just finished Spellfire, an interesting book, was introduced to a wise wizard named Elminster.

Slovotsky's Law Number Nineteen: When telling a story, effect trumps truth.
-Walter Slovotsky

Isaiah 53:5
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Artemas Entreri
Great Reader

USA
3090 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2020 :  23:47:15  Show Profile Send Artemas Entreri a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Artemas Entreri

Currently reading The Herald. About 100 pages in and Ed Greenwood's writing as been bearable.


Storm Silverhand's hair does most of the fighting for her in this book. Beyond lame and is making me skim any time she's on the page. The Elminster parts of this book have been surprisingly enjoyable.

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cpthero2
Master of Realmslore

USA
1744 Posts

Posted - 21 Nov 2020 :  09:27:46  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Fellow scribes,

I am also rereading FR10: Old Empires.

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