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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1275 on: May 13, 2021, 07:57:16 AM »
The amazing Four Lost Cities - a study of the decline and fall of urbanism using four ancient metropolises as examples.

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« Reply #1276 on: May 23, 2021, 02:37:07 PM »
Pandemic should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand WTF happened in 2020.

Also...it's very hard to read and will upset you.

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« Reply #1277 on: May 23, 2021, 02:38:09 PM »
Sword of Destiny is the second book in the Witcher series, and the first full length book, and basically what season one of the show is based on.

It's fucking amazeballs.

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« Reply #1278 on: May 24, 2021, 01:09:59 PM »
Finally reading Straight Man by Richard Russo about a English professor who gets all mired up in campus politics. It was gift when I took this job, but I'm glad I waited. The jokes (and the pathos) are landing a lot harder now than they would off when I was so green.

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« Reply #1279 on: June 11, 2021, 11:51:17 AM »
Finished up Ararat, which is bubblegum candy adventure and involved a very low IQ.

Which is fine because I'm also reading a thousand manuscripts right now and yelling at agents.

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« Reply #1280 on: June 22, 2021, 01:09:12 PM »
This awesome book. Pirate Latitudes. Straight up bubble gum pirate action shit. No brains required. Perfect.

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« Reply #1281 on: July 19, 2021, 09:36:49 AM »
Some solid chick lit this one: Subduction.


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Re: What You're Reading
« Reply #1282 on: July 22, 2021, 10:55:47 AM »
Jesus...I hope the TV series doesn't follow too closely with this talky, introspective, boring book series. The Witcher book two! The Time of Contempt.

This is actually book 2.5. The first book is a collection of out of sequence short stories that roughly made up season one of the show. The first full-length, in-order book technically launches the official series. But you can't read that book or this one without reading the "prequel" short stories.