Yearly Targets 2018

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« Reply #60 on: May 09, 2018, 04:00:12 pm »
Thanks Thelli (I can't decide how to abbreviate your name :P). As I said, I think I'll read some sequels. It really seems that everyone agrees that later books are where its at. This kind of goes against my rule, but unlike Prince of Thorns which I very nearly hated, Storm Front had elements that I really liked. I'm tempted to read more, and your encouragement makes it all the  more enticing.
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« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2018, 10:55:40 pm »
Thanks Thelli (I can't decide how to abbreviate your name :P). As I said, I think I'll read some sequels. It really seems that everyone agrees that later books are where its at. This kind of goes against my rule, but unlike Prince of Thorns which I very nearly hated, Storm Front had elements that I really liked. I'm tempted to read more, and your encouragement makes it all the  more enticing.

Either Thelli or ToT (or any variation thereof) is fine. :)
Glad to hear you'll add some sequels to the list further down the road!
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« Reply #62 on: May 14, 2018, 03:00:45 pm »
The Colour of Magic (Diskworld 1) byTerry Prachett (16)

That was a quick read. Pretty entertaining - very silly and full of joy. I might throw in some more Prachett if I'm looking for something of the sort in the future. Definitely different than my typical fantasy fare but a nice change of pace.
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« Reply #63 on: May 21, 2018, 12:43:14 pm »
Leviathan Wakes (Book 1 expanse) by James S A Corey (17)

You know, it started out feeling a bit mediocre but I ended up liking it quite a bit. If anyone has read more of these, could you help me out? Does the series get better from here, and do subsequent novels follow a similar form - some kind of mashup between space opera and detective novel? Consistent timeline/characters or new cast for each?
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« Reply #64 on: May 21, 2018, 01:49:30 pm »
Ive read them all and its well worth your time. There is a TV series too, but id read the books before watching rhe show.
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