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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Pat » Sat Jun 24, 2017 02:41 pm

Stories of your life and others - a collection of short stories by Ted Chiang. One (the title story) was filmed as "Arrival" - decent film with a moderate degree of plot in common with the story...
My next project is a book in which I explore the influence of the music of Beyonce on the writings of J R R Tolkien. It's called "It you write it, you have to put a ring in it"
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Grace Speaker » Sat Jun 24, 2017 03:21 pm

Pat wrote:Stories of your life and others - a collection of short stories by Ted Chiang. One (the title story) was filmed as "Arrival" - decent film with a moderate degree of plot in common with the story...
:thumbl: Thanks for this reference - I really liked Arrival, so would like to read more from it's author
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:55 pm

I finally sat out in the garden with The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner last weekend, and really got stuck in and enjoyed the stories. I'm not a fan of children as a rule, but found myself wishing I had a kid to read them to (like my dad read to me when I was little).
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:37 am

Mythos, by Stephen Fry. I started out engaged, but now, halfway through, I find I have a hard time caring about the next lot of Greek idiots. :|
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phazedout » Thu Feb 01, 2018 07:07 am

Stone sky, book 3 of the broken earth trilogy
A wizard of earthsea
A book of independently written Finnish short stories
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Basement » Thu May 10, 2018 11:42 am

Rivers of London series :thumbr:
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu May 10, 2018 03:21 pm

Basement wrote:Rivers of London series :thumbr:

I've just read the 1st one, Rivers of London itself, and ----ing loved it!!! :D :D :D have ordered all the others from Amazon in one go - they should arrive tomorrow :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Would love to see this made into a TV series
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Thu May 10, 2018 06:53 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:
Basement wrote:Rivers of London series :thumbr:

I've just read the 1st one, Rivers of London itself, and ----ing loved it!!! :D :D :D have ordered all the others from Amazon in one go - they should arrive tomorrow :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Would love to see this made into a TV series

They are FABULOUS!!! I can even read the graphic novels, and I really am not fond of that format. And the audiobooks read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith are superb.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu May 10, 2018 07:14 pm

phalarope wrote:They are FABULOUS!!! I can even read the graphic novels, and I really am not fond of that format. And the audiobooks read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith are superb.

There are graphic novels too?!? :D :bounce: :D
Where do they come in the reading order?
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby steeljam » Fri May 11, 2018 02:03 am

Grace Speaker wrote:
phalarope wrote:They are FABULOUS!!! I can even read the graphic novels, and I really am not fond of that format. And the audiobooks read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith are superb.

There are graphic novels too?!? :D :bounce: :D
Where do they come in the reading order?
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri May 11, 2018 10:12 am

steeljam wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:
phalarope wrote:They are FABULOUS!!! I can even read the graphic novels, and I really am not fond of that format. And the audiobooks read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith are superb.

There are graphic novels too?!? :D :bounce: :D
Where do they come in the reading order?
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Sat May 12, 2018 12:27 am

steeljam wrote:Check out Ben's blog

Thank you for that - I needed a reading order. :thumbl: AND I discovered the latest scheduled for release. Pre-order here I come.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phazedout » Sat May 12, 2018 04:50 am

Thanks to a recent financial crisis on Peter and Diane's part, i bought a 9 eBook pack of the young wizrds series by diane dune.

Its a fun read and i'm on book 8 now after about 2.5 weeks.

Also, another 8 books I burned thoruhg at a high rate of knots was Kevin Hearne's iron druid series, great fun and I'm holding off on book 9 until I've read all the young wizards ones i have.
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby Grace Speaker » Sat May 12, 2018 04:07 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:
Basement wrote:Rivers of London series :thumbr:

I've just read the 1st one, Rivers of London itself, and ----ing loved it!!! :D :D :D have ordered all the others from Amazon in one go - they should arrive tomorrow :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
They're here!! :D :D :D

Ahhhhhhh, the joys of a rainy afternoon, a nice cup of tea and a lovely pile of brand new books :D :D :D
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Re: What are you reading when not on this forum IV

Postby phalarope » Sun May 13, 2018 02:51 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:
Grace Speaker wrote:
Basement wrote:Rivers of London series :thumbr:

I've just read the 1st one, Rivers of London itself, and ----ing loved it!!! :D :D :D have ordered all the others from Amazon in one go - they should arrive tomorrow :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
They're here!! :D :D :D

Ahhhhhhh, the joys of a rainy afternoon, a nice cup of tea and a lovely pile of brand new books :D :D :D

How many cups of tea are you in, now? :wink:
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