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Old 07-17-2018, 01:32 PM
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Read:

Alanna: The first adventure by Tamora Pierce (YA fantasy)
Ascendant by Craig Alanson (YA Fantasy)
Leviathan Wakes by James SA Corey* (SciFi)

All were 7/10 - 8/10

*Pen name for Daniel Abraham
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:03 PM
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I read book 1, liked it. Picked up book 2 when it was on sale at Audible, but haven't got to it yet. is it as good as book 1?
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:02 PM
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Garrett for Hire
Omnibus of 3 Garrett, PI books by Glen Cook
Imagine Sam Spade in a Discworld like fantasy setting, no guns.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:35 PM
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Garrett for Hire
Omnibus of 3 Garrett, PI books by Glen Cook
Imagine Sam Spade in a Discworld like fantasy setting, no guns.
Interesting. I've read the Black Company books and can't imagine the same author doing something silly.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:39 PM
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Almost done with book 4, House of Chains. Got crazy busy at work lately, and my reading speed has deteriorated to one book a month :s.

Found out the author was an archaeologist, which explains a lot.
Halfway through book 7, Toll the Hounds.

Weird series. Dark. Death count in the hundreds of thousands.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:48 PM
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audiobook version of Moby Dick

not sure what I was expecting, but it's far more interesting than i thought it would be (so far)
I'm really enjoying it - the nonfiction bits are the best.

and every time he mentions life insurance, it's very funny. there was a line about insuring rowdy college boys from Yale (or something like that). it was very snide
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I'm really enjoying it - the nonfiction bits are the best.

and every time he mentions life insurance, it's very funny. there was a line about insuring rowdy college boys from Yale (or something like that). it was very snide
I really liked Moby Dick and learned a few things.
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Listening to A Rule Against Murder, #4 in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny.

And The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, which isn't bad.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:41 PM
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I'm having a thriller moment. Reading Memory Man by David Baldacci and listening to Ice Station Zebra - By Alistair MacLean.
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Listening to A Rule Against Murder, #4 in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny.

And The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, which isn't bad.
Were you at the actuarial meeting where they had Shawn Achor as the keynote speaker? It was a lot of fun
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