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  1. RedEyedGhost

    September '18 Reading - A Labor of Love

    I finished up Luna: New Moon awhile back. It was a bit of a slow read, but I really enjoyed it, and the ending had me wanting to jump straight into book two. But I didn't, I started reading Apocalypse Nix by Kameron Hurley, right now I'm about halfway through that book. I'm very much enjoying being back in Nix's world. I did take a break last week when my copy of Richard Kadrey's Hollywood Dead arrived. I breezed right through that, and it left me wanting more, as the Sandman Slim books always do. After I'm done with Apocalypse Nix I will be moving on to my horror reading for the year.
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    Horror - As the days get shorter

    This is $1.99 right now for kindle.
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    Horror - As the days get shorter

    Nice. Do any of Ahlborn's books that you've read fit better for this time of year than others? The two of his I'm looking at do sound very good (and seem to have good reviews). That does look interesting. Other than the first and last lines of the blurb, it sounds more sci-fi than horror. That sounds like a pretty good fit for me, and I've added it to my list for this year or next. Do any of hers fit with Autumn? I've had the first book of that series on my shelf for around a decade now, and also had it recommended on a sports message board where I cross-posted this. That's another one I've purchased because of the past threads. I haven't ever gotten around to reading it because the vast majority of reviews are so middling. Have you read his The Sorcerer's House? I read that a couple of years back and enjoyed it quite a bit. I'm interested on hearing your thoughts on An Evil Guest when you have had the chance to read it. I gave that one a look when I was putting my list together. It sounds pretty good, but just missed the cut. The past several years I've tried to do at least one of each of the following categories: haunted house, monster, ghost, and circus/carnival. I'm having a hard time finding circus/carnival books, so I might end up scrapping that category this year. I was very glad to find this one last year for that category, as it fit perfectly and was very good to boot. Looking back through Simon's thread from last year, I did find a list from then. Might have to give a few of these a second look:
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    Horror - As the days get shorter

    Well it's that time of year again, each of the past five years I've dedicated the month of October to reading horror novels. This year, because I seem to have very little time to read, I'll be starting in mid-September and going through mid-November. My last two threads on the subject have been archived, but if you're looking for some past recommendations you can find them here: Last year I read: Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz B The Troop by Nick Cutter B+ Ghost Story by Peter Straub A+ Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay A- Of the books that are already on my kindle, this year I'm finally going to get to The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp, and I'll most likely be reading Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, The Boy on the Bridge and Fellside by MR Carey, The Changeling by Victor LaVelle and The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Penn and Simon Bruni are also possibilities. Books I don't yet own but am interested in: House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill Last Days by Adam Nevill The Necromancer's House by Christopher Buehlman The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman Bone White by Ronald Malfi December Park by Ronald Malfi Bird Box by Josh Malerman When the English Fall by David Williams Seed by Ania Ahlborn Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn The Hidden People by Allison Littlewood Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt The Bone Mother by David Demchuk Ubo by Steve Rasnic Tem Mongrels by Steven Graham Jones Wolf Blood by Steve Morris Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond Anybody have anything positive or negative to say about my possible choices? Are you planning on reading any horror as we roll through autumn?
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    Marvel Netflix - Sweet Christmas!

    When is that due? Because I have no interest in the second seasons of either LC or IF.
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    New Veronica Mars series incoming

    What's Michael C Hall up to? They could make the serial killer a lumberjack, and crank this shit up to 11.
  7. I vacillate between The Shield and Six Feet Under as the top spot. 6FU's is so good relative to the rest of the show's run that it is hard to not factor in that discrepancy, and depending on my mood that can be either a good or bad thing.
  8. With as much as I know you enjoy Justified, you are in for a treat. Top ten show with a top two finale.
  9. That was definitely different than I was expecting. All of the Dennis Doll's insults were hilarious, and they worked so well because after 13 years they knew we would make them land all on our own. I actually enjoyed Mindy's competence and am a bit disappointed that it ended so soon.
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    Jack Ryan - Amazon Prime Series

    I can't answer that, never read any of the books. Definitely has more of a Casino Royale feel than Mission Impossible. I really loved it throughout. Ozark season 2 was fantastic, but I'm glad I watched this first. I also anticipate that I'll be rewatching this again quite soon. Really dug it.
  11. Finished it earlier today, and loved it all the way through. I was very pleasantly surprised at how much humor was interspersed. Wendell Pierce was fantastic from the very first scene, and John Krasinski did a great job too. I do wish that the season was longer.
  12. It has gotten quite good again. I can't remember if it was season 11 or 12 when it ramped back up; I think it was 12.
  13. I'm just finishing up episode four, and I'm really enjoying it. That video was pretty funny, but it definitely made me want to rewatch The Office. Will likely watch Ozark when I'm done with this.
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    Board games!

    I spent the entire weekend at B-Con here in Denver. I'm pretty well wiped at this point, and I'm very happy that I have the day off work for Labor Day tomorrow. Highlight of the weekend was playing Brass: Birmingham for the third time in the past two weeks. I also played Brass: Lancashire twice the week before that (wanted to experience the "original" before moving on to the sequel). They are both simply fantastic, and are rocketing to the top of my favorite games list. Also played Terraforming Mars with the new Prelude expansion. That was wonderful, as it speeds up the game quite significantly. We were done on generation seven. I did also get my first win in Great Western Trail, one of, if not my very favorite game. Got in my 4th play of Orleans, which is just so much better than Altiplano (with the new BGG character upgrade tokens, they are just lovely). Last weekend I also got to play Madeira which I've really been wanting to try, and it easily exceeded my very lofty expectations for it. When the second edition hits kickstarter it will be an insta-back. And I was able to get in another play of The Gallerist; this one's definitely a top five game for me right now and I can't see that changing any time soon. I mean, I'm glad you enjoyed it, but I also now feel that I can never trust your opinion about anything ever again. Which expansion, Journeyman? Or do you have an advanced copy of the new Druids? I played the base game a couple of months back and thought it was quite fun little game. I'll probably get that played the next time my parents come to visit. I'm most looking forward to the combined game, and probably wouldn't have kept Spice Road if it weren't for Eastern Wonders and A New World being in the pipeline. I would much rather play Splendor or Majesty for the Realm in that same vein of games that my mom prefers. Stonemaier Games seem to do a pretty good job of keeping their upcoming games underwraps. That will definitely be a play before I buy it one for me. I like Between Two Cities, but haven't had any interest in trying Mad King Ludwig. The combo looks kind of annoying in its graphic design for a game that with have such a large footprint in an up to seven player game. I did play Euphoria at the con this weekend and like it. It was good, but I don't think I liked it enough to buy it. I'm trying to only buy games that I love (or light games to play with family). Congrats, Keith! Let us know when it hits kickstarter.