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    March 2018 reads: share your latest books read

    You might be forced to go the ebook route if physical copies are unavailable, small price to pay for not being spoilt.. These books will reward you for any investment of time you make..
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    What type of laugh do you have?

    Ahhh, my ex had this laugh, one of the things i remember most fondly about her, made my day when i could get her to laugh like that, good times..
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    The books coming out in 2018

    Tchaikovsky"s output is ridiculous, he writes faster than i can read.
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    The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

    yeah, i agree with you there, i will go back and reread.
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    The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

    This thing of sacrifice is a idea that resonates with me, i love the idea, and its one of the reasons why i thought Assassins Quest had the perfect ending, Fitz doing all he did and to be not acknowledge, just fading away, it was excellent.
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    The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

    Loved it, i was ambivalent about the series when it was first announced, i though tawny man had left Fitz in a good place, but Hobbs went an did it again. i am on record as saying the first fitz trilogy had the perfect ending, so i doubted tawny man, same thing again. she nailed it.
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    The Realm of the Elderlings by Robin Hobb

    I quit the Rain Wilds half way through book 2, its then only thing Hobbs have written that i have not devoured, i am minded to revisit since finishing Fitz and the Fool
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    The Barbed Coil by J.V. Jones

    damn werth, you just reading this I hated the Book of Words trilogy, but Barbed Coil convinced me to give Sword of shadows a try, i am so glad i did
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    The Return of JV Jones

    indeed, it will be good to get the Raina and Mace showdown. we have been waiting a long time.
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    Reading in 2018: January Reads

    Finished Artemis by Andy Weir, enjoyed it despite the lead character not being very sympathetic, Persepolis Rising was as expected excellent, i have not read anything by Daniel Abraham that is not of a very high standard, i also think that the 30 year gap was not handled as well as could be, but the story arc is developing nicely and i cant wait to see where it ends. started Orphan X on a recommendation by a board member and is enjoying it so far, kind of a generic tale of young boy trained to be govt assassin, but still interesting.
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    Fate of the Simarils in the 5th Age

    +2 this was beyond great..
  12. Co signed, great rec, and i just found out that a book two has been published
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    Books You Couldn't Finish

    Add me to the posters who bounced off Grace of King and Jonathan strange, i initially tried to read the original Long Price novel when it was just released and could not get past the first couple chapters, this state of affairs continued for a decade or more because it kept being recced by posters who i noticed had similar taste to mine, then i was on a flight from the UK to Jamaica and being a captive audience so to speak i read this book,the rest is history, i regularly read this series straight through, probably on a yearly basis, i would encourage anyone who has had difficulty getting through it to give it one last shot... Crown for Cold Silver made me ill, had to stop..
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    Cricket: Industrial Action Edition

    Thanks for this Windies, long time coming.. Has taken the bitter taste of Arsenal out of my mouth..
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    Will we ever get another series like ASOIAF?

    I would also recommend Jemisin's recent book which is the conclusion of the Broken Earth trilogy, extremely well written and satisfactorily concluded .. But seriously, The Long Price Quartet is waiting to be discovered by any who has not read it, I certainly can't praise it enough. It is surpassed in my opinion only by the best efforts of Grrm Hobb and probably Bakker ..