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  1. TomTB

    It's April 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I was thinking today about my slow trajectory away from fantasy literature, and how I might rekindle the love again. And you're right, I need to go back to where the love first blossomed. I need to reread WOT!! (but maybe when the kids are a bit older and I don't spend 99% of my days running...
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    It's May 2020: What fantasy book are you reading?

    So not really relevant, but I'm going through Bill Bryson's back catalogue at the moment. Hope you're all keeping well and safe!
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    Hi all. I thought I'd just swing by to say that I really hope you & your families, are all staying well and safe in these unprecedented times.
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    It's September 2019: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Good afternoon, hope we're all well :) So I've finally gotten back on the fantasy bandwagon after quite a bit of time away from the genre (and reading altogether truth be told), and have most recently been demolishing the Riyria books by MJ Sullivan. Only 1 and a bit left to go and they're...
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    Dads Inc.

    Hi all! Just thought I'd swing by to let you know I now have two children :-) My second daughter, Isobel, was born a couple weeks back, and she's adorable. Unfortunately she is confused by the daily cycle, and currently thinks day is night, and night is day, but I'm sure she'll get into the...
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    Bye for now, BFB.

    Hi all, I've not been around much at all recently. This is partly because I'm in a huge reading slump which has lasted several months now, but also partly because it's fairly clear to me that our illustrious leader Ben has given up on BFB, and the site has definitely 'had its day' and seems to...
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    It's September 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    The Road, off the top of my head, is the book that affected me the most. Pretty sure you've read that one though. Similarly, if you've got any for me to add to my list that strike a similar chord it would be appreciated :)
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    It's September 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I agree. Station Eleven is outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it's one of a few books to bring a tear to my eye.
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    Forum Members: Lost & Found

    That's fantastic, I always wondered about Griff, just suddenly disappeared one day never to be seen again. Glad he's doing ok!!
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    It’s June 2018: What SF book are you reading?

    Just recently started The Long War, second book in the Long Earth series by Pratchett and Baxter. Enjoying it a lot, they made a good writing duo, but not having read anything from either of them before I can't comment on what style is coming from who. Recently completed the Themis Files...
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    Book deals and discounts (post here)

    My alerts have been a bit temperamental. Sometimes i find I'm tagged in a post but only discover so when I eventually get to the post, not via an alert. I suppose this is another forum glitch our illustrious leader will need to look into when he returns from his sabbatical.
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    2018 Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread

    Just Ancillary Justice is listed, so just reading this will tick the challenge!
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    2018 Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread

    Wasn't referring to Wells, I was talking about the St Mary's Chronicles series by Jodi Taylor. Wasn't comparing to Star Wars either, just giving another example where some people's opinions differ on genre placement.
  14. TomTB

    2018 Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread

    I think it's a bit like star wars. Depends on who you ask as to what genre it sits in. I've debated it myself a little bit, so am happy with it being SF or fantasy.
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    2018 Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread

    Now I wouldn't class the St Mary's books as SF .. I've listed as a fantasy read. It's got god(s) and alternative worlds in it. I know Jo listed it as sf though. Which one of us is right?
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    Dads Inc.

    BabyTB #2 due Christmas Eve. Ho ho ho... :-)
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    It's May 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Agreed. It went from ok to great after that point imo.
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    Forum Issue: not possible to approve new members

    I don't think he has a separate Twitter account I'm afraid, not that I know of anyway. I don't think there is a means of me contacting him via the Twitter account either.
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    What Movie or TV show are you watching?

    Good news .. Expanse season 2 was superb .. is 3 out already?? I'm about halfway through Lost In Space on Netflix, and it's pretty good. First few episodes were brilliant. It's slowing pace a little now (think I've just watched the 6th episode) but it's still good, and I'm watching it whenever...
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    2018 Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread

    You're just confusing matters now Jo :mad::mad::D