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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:58 pm

What are you reading?/Was liest du?

A topic I've been wanting to make for a while. I'm sure a few of us out there happen to be book worms and enjoy a good story.

Please no news articles. Audio books are fair game.

Reading: Brandon Sanderson - Oathbringer (Stormlight Archive Book 3)

On Audio: Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
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Post by Charlotte-ate-wilbur » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:31 pm

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Gardens of the Moon, book one of the Malazan book of the fallen
-By Steven Erikson

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Post by Q-wert » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:46 pm

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Bill Bryson - A Walk in the Woods
  • A book about an (attempted) go at the Appalachian Trail. It kinda confirms American sterotypes. Its a fun read, too.
Bernhard Hennen - DSA: Das Jahr des Greifen
  • For (RL-Pen&Paper) GM-preparation. An adventure/campaign book as old as I am, which it seems everyone except me has played. I hate the way of gm-ing encouraged in there, but the story and adventure itself is neat.
    It also has been adapted into a proper novel by Hohlbein, which I might give a look once I am through the pile of unread books next to my nightstand.
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Post by Lia » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:55 pm

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At the Moment... i start do read again a Trilogy

Trudi Canavan - Die Gilde der schwarzen Magier Trilogie: Die Rebellin - Die Novizin - Die Meisterin

In englisch its called The Black Magician Trilogy

I love this Trilogy ^^

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Post by Katharina Brightrim » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:00 pm

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Read the whole Skulduggery Pleasent series <3

But I read a whole lot of other books, too. :P

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Post by Achae Eanstray » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:04 pm

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Just finished: Ministry of Curiosity CJ Archer (latest.. waiting for another to be written)

Currently:
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood (Deadwood Humorous Mystery Book eight..)
Ann Charles

Waiting for delivery: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Wolff, Michael

Have a few waiting: Crossbreed Series by Dannika Dark

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Post by Brightrim » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:02 pm

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So since we are sharing things we read, I suppose I can share something a little bit less traditional that I'm very passionate about.
For the past two years or so I've been addicted to Chinese and Korean web-novels (translated to English, of course).
Some are more western themed (magic, elements, spells) while most are eastern themed (cultivation of "ki/qi" energy, buddishm, daoism, alchemy).
In any case, since it is less traditional it may not fit everyone's taste, but I highly recommend giving them a try (plus they are 100% free to read and most of the translations on the site I will link down below are excellent in quality).

Right now I'm reading books like "desolate era" and "overgeared", the first being an eastern type of book translated from Chinese, the latter being a western type book based on virtual gaming translated from Korean. Both are currently incomplete, though. New chapters are released almost every day, think of it like how tv-series release episodes weekly. That's basically what separates a novel and a webnovel.

Two complete books I've read that I recommend people to give a try:

Warlock of the Magus World: (Introduction from author and translator in link)
More western themed, about a scientist who reincarnates into a magicians world.
http://www.wuxiaworld.com/wmw-index/

Coiling Dragon: (Introduction from author and translator in link)
More eastern themed, but often called the "entry level novel" for eastern themed books, as it still has some more western themes present such as elemental magic.
http://www.wuxiaworld.com/cdindex-html/

Some things may seem a bit odd, or even childish, at first, but that's mostly due to cultural differences. Like how in China, "face" (the respect people show for you and your status) is a lot more important than it is in the western world. A plus to reading them is the translators often leave tidbits or explanations, like an explanation about why "face" is so important in China, in the footnotes with insights about certain scenes, giving us westerners a view into chinese/korean culture.

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:38 pm

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Q-wert wrote:Bill Bryson - A Walk in the Woods
  • A book about an (attempted) go at the Appalachian Trail. It kinda confirms American sterotypes. Its a fun read, too.
I needed a new audio book and forgot that I had been meaning to eventually listen to this (it is read by the author). Thanks for the reminder. :D

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Post by Caswir » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:28 pm

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Finishing up Dracula by Bram Stoker. Have a few books I look at, A Treatise on White Magic by Alice A. Bailey and also (I received this as a gift btw) The Satanic Bible by Anton Szando LaVey, I also have a translated copy of The Poetic Edda, the heroic poems, from Scandinavian myth. I also read the bible of course.

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Post by Alrik » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:27 pm

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Sir Terry Pratchet - Moving Pictures

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Post by Obsydien » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:15 pm

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Currently enjoying a reread of Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Getting ready to start The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas after that!

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Post by Macdougall » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:25 pm

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I just started reading the third book in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I absolutely love the first two books. Any Sanderson fans in there?

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:12 pm

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Macdougall wrote:I just started reading the third book in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I absolutely love the first two books. Any Sanderson fans in there?
Most definitely! I just finished Oathbringer yesterday. I think with that I have read all of his released Cosmere books. Still haven't gotten to his YA series yet.

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Post by Guir Rabenflügel » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:45 pm

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Just finished The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (finally :D).

Now starting with the Phileasson Saga by Bernhard Hennen.
Beside that I'm reading the books The Witcher Games are based on from Andrzej Sapkowski.

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Post by Flint Stoneside » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:43 am

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Charlotte-ate-wilbur wrote:Gardens of the Moon, book one of the Malazan book of the fallen
-By Steven Erikson
OMG!!!!! Tale of the Malazan Book of the Fallen is arguably one of the best epic fantasy series I have ever read. Steven Erikson is amazing! I hope you read the whole series. It only gets better, sadder at times but that is what draws you in.

As for me I am reading a teenager book I guess but I am liking it. I am on book four of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

For any fantasy nerds out there my other favorite authors:

R.A. Salvatore - The Dark Elf series and every other series he has.
Terry Goodkind - The Sword of Truth series
Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time series ( Which Brandon Sanderson wrote the final book when Robert died. Dantagon! )
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman - Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Any fantasy nerd who reads this one book will have to read them all. You have been warned!)

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Post by Estralis Seborian » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:48 pm

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Max Brooks: The Zombie Survival Guide. Three Rivers Press, New York City 2003, ISBN 1-4000-4962-8. :-)

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Post by Flint Stoneside » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:19 pm

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Back to The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Why did you have to die Robert????

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:55 pm

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I just finished up "Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman.
Am about to start "Artemis" by Andy Weir
Flint Stoneside wrote: Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time series ( Which Brandon Sanderson wrote the final book when Robert died. Dantagon! )
Yeah, he got picked to finish the series. He actually completed the last 3 books in the series. Some of them were mere paragraph additions, some were whole chapters, and finally the last book. Wheel of Time is on my eventual to read list. A list that tends to get longer daily, and even more so as I add books on here to it.

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:20 pm

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Finished: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
- Think Scooby Doo meets H.P. Lovecraft. Writing style is interesting at times and jumps between being prose and a movie script, but Lovecraft fans will probably enjoy the mythos.
Starting: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
- Also based on H.P. Lovecraft's mythos, the imagery in it is beautiful.

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Post by Charlotte-ate-wilbur » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:16 pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSCMUXp5XDc

The Book of Five Rings audiobook

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Post by Anon of D'Athen » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:34 am

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Wolf Pack by Robert N Charrette,
Part of the Battletech universe. I started with the earliest books written back in the 80s and 90s. Its a lot of fun reading about mech warfare.

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:29 pm

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Lots of driving lately so I manged to devour a few shorter audiobooks.

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Madeleine L'Engle - A Wrinkle in Time

Margot Lee Shetterly - Hidden Figures (The movie, though excellent, only touches on a small part of the book)

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Post by Alrik » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:05 pm

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Die (The) Phileasson Saga, Romanserie aus der Welt von DSA

Book series from the world of the Dark Eye (German Name "Das schwarze Auge"", mostly german Pen & Paper Game)

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Post by Lia » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:09 pm

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A Song of Ice and Fire book 3. in german

( the englisch Books have other Titel Englisch is A Storm of Swords and German is The throne of the seven kingdoms )

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Wed May 02, 2018 3:19 pm

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Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History’s Mightiest Matriarchs by Jason Porath

Highly recommended along with his first book: Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

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Post by Banduk » Sat May 05, 2018 8:45 pm

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"Alterworld: Play to Live" by Dmitry Rus

Sad to say it took only 2 days to read, but in september the second part will be published.

PS I'm quite sure things like that will be reality one day, and Illa was a small cobblestone on the way to.
PPS I should reread Tad Williams Otherland.

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Fri May 25, 2018 8:26 pm

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The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden

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Post by Dantagon Marescot » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:00 pm

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Didn't think to post this earlier. These were the 100 most loved books in the USA. Something to consider for what book you plan to read next.

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Post by TiaSarah » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:56 am

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I bought a Kindle on Prime Day and decided to jump on the bandwagon. First book I purchased for it is The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus

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Post by Caswir » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:29 am

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How is Bram Stokers Dracula not on that list...its suppose to be one of the most read books.

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