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Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Arkie Proud, May 2, 2012.
Will you be reading the rest of the series?
I think so. I usually like to just blow through trilogies and read them all in a row, but I'll probably need a breather between books.
The writing style is really different. Everything is subdued. I kind of hate how she skips forward past the big events and just has the characters describe it retrospect.
I also dont have the best knowledge of English history. Like I know the rough timeline of events w Henry VIII know Queen Catherine and Ann Boylin ect. But also have heard of Thomas More and Cavendish ect but dont really know much else than their names. I feel like it would be a much more enjoyable read if I had a better grasp on who these characters were before reading.
Ive stopped to look up stuff in wikipedia and go down long rabbit holes, ect. So im learning a lot, which is a good thing, but doesnt exactly make for a great pleasure read.
Just finished Ready Player One and I'm surprised at how much I liked it. Fun book.
Yeah it’s super fun fast read. Don’t read his second book, Armada. He tries to catch lightning in a bottle again and fails miserably. It’s a bad book.
Only read a handful of books last year and planned on changing that to start 2020 but was slow to get rolling. Finally did a few weeks into the hell we live in now and suddenly I’m reading one a week. Friend of mine recommended I Am Pilgrim to me recently and I am loving it so far. Hard to describe at this point but the prose is great while also easy to read.
I Am Pilgrim was a great read. It’s one of my favorite books.
I am 20% in and can’t get over how good it is.
I was gonna re-read Hunger Games before the prequel comes out next week, but look like I'll be reading I Am Pilgrim instead
Why don’t we make I am pilgrim May‘s book?
Let’s make it June. That way people have time to get it on overdrive or whatever
I just got it tonight, it’s a large book. I agree.
Got about 20% left. Excited to see your guys’ thoughts.
About to start this. People swear by it and say it’s great from start to finish.
The Milk Wagon: A Novel
I've got this one in the crosshairs once I finish The Border. I love narrative nonfiction, and the reviews here are stellar.
Per goodreads, I know some of you gentlemen have read “The Fifth Season” with relatively mixed reviews. What are your thoughts?
I’m not a huge fantasy guy but I liked it. Didn’t love it. Glad I read the trilogy though.
I’m currently reading it. I’m about a third in. I like it so far. Hasn’t grabbed me in the same way Rothfuss, Sanderson, etc., but it’s solid.
Its solid, not great imo.
Would like to read something by Brandon Sanderson. What should I check out?
Mistborn series is the best to start with. Finished trilogy. Stormlight is his best but only three books released and they’re a huge commitment for someone’s who never read him before.
I would agree Mistborn but I would recommend reading everything.
Mistborn Original Trilogy
Wax and Wayne Mistborn Books
Emperor’s Soul (best novella ever)
Idk whats gotten into me but I’ve gotten into a bit of a fantasy kick. I’m usually not really into fantasy, but maybe I’m just not into high fantasy w wizards and elves and a midieval setting.
Just finished Jade City. It’s like The Godfather in an Asian setting w magical martial arts fights. Pretty dope. Would make a good book club selection imo.
So would Rage is Dragons which is in a African setting. Gladiator meets ASOIAF.
both are fast pace and action packed w good political plots
umm start reading Brandon Sanderson now.
Jade City got picked up by peacock to turn into a TV show. You all should read it for that and so I have someone to discuss it with