Where are you in Fantasyland? February 2019


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Where are you in Fantasyland? February 2019

Tämä viestiketju on "uinuva" —viimeisin viesti on vanhempi kuin 90 päivää. Ryhmä "virkoaa", kun lähetät vastauksen.

helmikuu 1, 2019, 3:12 pm

Still reading The Book of Swords edited by Gardener Dozois.

helmikuu 1, 2019, 8:55 pm

Finally finished the Wheel of Time series with A Memory of Light. What a terrific ending to a great series! I think Brandon Sanderson did a great job of wrapping up the dozens of loose ends, character arcs, and plotlines. When I finished, I had to take a few days to just let it all soak in and...process...it.

As a bonus, now I can go talk about the books without getting spoiled! I never googled a character's name, nor did I go near any forum thread that even hinted that it was further along in the series than I was at the time.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 2, 2019, 10:00 am

Feeling a wind beginning on the Quarry Road in the Two Rivers onthe way to The Eye of the World for the ‘Wheel of Time’ group read.

>2 drmamm: Whoops, just missed you. Feel free to join in and make non-spoilery comments.

‘Wheel of Time’ group read main thread

helmikuu 4, 2019, 8:02 pm

I'm heading back to the Grishaverse for King of Scars.

helmikuu 7, 2019, 7:34 am

I'm in an alternate North America watching Red waters rising.

helmikuu 7, 2019, 11:29 pm

Finished The Book of Swords edited by Gardner Dozois. Enjoyed it overall.

helmikuu 8, 2019, 8:58 pm

Just finished the wonderful Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, for middle grade readers and up.

helmikuu 9, 2019, 10:58 am

I'm revisiting Cainsville, IL in Portents: a collection of Cainsville Tales.

helmikuu 10, 2019, 4:54 pm

I'm in alternate Atlanta where Magic Rises.

helmikuu 11, 2019, 9:27 am

Been struggling to get through more of The Crippled God, and my "200 pages at a time" plan did not last. Hit a tipping point last night where I've switched to thinking I'll DNF the thing, and just read Tor's chapter recaps to find out how it all ends.

Moving on to a reread of Death of the Necromancer, inspired by discussion of it here and a couple other places last month.

helmikuu 13, 2019, 2:02 pm

I'm in Wielstadt, in an alternate 17th c. Holy Roman Empire, in Les Masques de Wielstadt by Pierre Pevel.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 13, 2019, 9:38 pm

Hi Everyone. I'm in a two-at-once thing atm reading Alastair Reynolds Revenger while I listen to Chasm City - one that I had tried and failed to read in the past. Revenger is really good. It is like Reeve's Larklight books so I guess I mean a bit Victorian-SF. Have to suspend some disbelief to get started but he does great characters. Before that I read Fifth Elephant (great) while listening to Snuff (not great). I feel like the Vimes character morphed into someone I dislike in the intervening years. Didn't make it into Martha Wells outside of murderbot, yet.

at Barbsn & Carnophile from the January thread, I recently had a conversation with a voracious reader who was enthusiastic about Dresden, so I tried to survive book 1 again and failed again. He said its Urban Fantasy and it made me think, maybe it's not Harry ... maybe its me? I can't get into Dresden, or Rivers of London, or October Daye, much as I would like to. I think it's the genre. I'm still going to try Perdido Street Station though...

helmikuu 16, 2019, 10:08 am

I'm heading to the witchlands for Sightwitch.

helmikuu 16, 2019, 1:49 pm

I'm starting The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie.

helmikuu 17, 2019, 1:19 pm

Still in Wielstadt, for the conclusion of the trilogy in Le Chevalier de Wielstadt.

helmikuu 17, 2019, 6:11 pm

I'm staying in the Witchlands with a Bloodwitch.

helmikuu 18, 2019, 12:05 pm

>14 tottman: Please let us know what you think of it. It's on my 'possibles' list.

helmikuu 20, 2019, 10:52 pm

Added Horsepower & Medicine by Charles de Lint to my reading rotation.

helmikuu 21, 2019, 12:56 am

Finished Horsepower & Medicine. Loved it.

helmikuu 21, 2019, 10:45 am

I'm in London with some Creatures of will and temper.

helmikuu 21, 2019, 8:21 pm

I’m in the English village of Went-le-Craye with the Borrower’s aloft by Mary Norton.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 21, 2019, 8:30 pm

Finished the book of Alastair Reynolds' Revenger. Listening to Chasm city at the same time, it's not to the same standard for me. I'm in Lin'an, A hero born.

helmikuu 22, 2019, 8:15 pm

>12 cremorn: Maybe trying some urban fantasy that's not mystery/crime solving based would be the ticket? I have a special soft spot in my heart for War of the Oaks, which definitely doesn't revolve around that. Neverwhere also has a different focus. But if's it not your thing, it's not your thing. I get irritated with series that are about recreating police procedurals but with vampires, but there's more out there! Even Archer's Goon could be described as (sub)urban fantasy.

I, meanwhile, these past few weeks was very busy with work and am still going through Freedom & Necessity, getting distracted by Three Parts Dead.

helmikuu 28, 2019, 4:46 pm

maaliskuu 1, 2019, 8:17 am

Just starting The Spider's War. Looking forward to seeing how the series ends.

maaliskuu 1, 2019, 9:07 am

>23 Kanarthi:, did you mean War for the Oaks by Emma Bull?

maaliskuu 1, 2019, 1:43 pm

maaliskuu 1, 2019, 3:26 pm

>26 Cecrow: Whoops, I totally did. Sorry for the touchstone failure!

Muokkaaja: maaliskuu 3, 2019, 7:45 pm