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    Censorship warning: Lefties putting pressure on book stores to remove certain authors books

    Breitbart is not a reputable news source. Anyone who uses "SJWs" in a derogatory manner (or really, in any manner) in a headline has an agenda to push. To provide context, some other Breitbart headlines: "There's no hiring bias against women in tech, they just suck at interviews" 'Science...
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    2018 Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread

    I think this is the worst Amazon rating I've seen (from a traditionally published book, anyway): https://www.amazon.com/Mass-Effect-Deception-William-Dietz/dp/0345520734/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520566827&sr=8-1&keywords=mass+effect+dietz
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    It is March 2018: What Fantasy book are you reading?

    I am reading the Thin Veil series by Jodi McIsaac. I must've downloaded it when it was free or cheap on Amazon (still working on clearing my Kindle backlog, which has led to an unusual reading list so far this year). It is urban fantasy (Celtic themed) and honestly not very well-written (but...
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    It's February 2018: What fantasy books are you reading?

    I'm sorry. That is one of a very few books that I really wanted to rip to shreds and then set on fire. But it was borrowed so I refrained. (I actually made it through all four volumes but it was an ordeal.)
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    It's February 2018: What fantasy books are you reading?

    You can copyright an arrangement or compilation. So that may be going on, too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_in_compilation
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    It's February 2018: What fantasy books are you reading?

    Haha, I started reading it sometime last year and haven't picked it up for 2-3 months. So you will probably beat me.
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    It's February 2018: What fantasy books are you reading?

    This sounds like the way I read these books, only I read Tawny Man before the original 3 Fitz books as well as before Liveship Traders. I also stopped Rain Wilds after two books (really, I thought they found what they were looking for, what else is there to see? -- took me awhile to realize...
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    It's 2018!! January 2018. What fantasy books are you reading?

    I have you beat, I haven't picked it up since sometime last year. It is still sitting on the table, mocking me.
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    It's January 2018 : What SF book are you reading

    It is classified by the publisher as SF so you were justified in posting in this thread, I just feel that it was miscategorized by the publisher. Sometimes there is a fine line between fantasy and SF and I have definitely read books where it was harder to tell. I suppose "time travel" as a...
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    It's January 2018 : What SF book are you reading

    I actually liked it and didn't have much trouble following it, but you are right that the characters are pretty black and white. I don't think it is science fiction, though, and am not sure why it gets categorized there. There is a vaguely scientific explanation going on with respect to...
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    2018's What fiction or nonfiction book are you reading?

    Oh, I discovered it independently. I have multiple copies of The Politics from my college days (one semester I needed it but my books were in storage so I had to buy a second) and I grabbed one from the shelf one night. Worked like a charm. This is also an excellent book for insomniacs...
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    2018's What fiction or nonfiction book are you reading?

    Re: Aristotle. I used to read The Politics when I was having trouble falling asleep at night.
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    It's January 2018 : What SF book are you reading

    I finished that yesterday. I have been trying to clear out my Kindle backlog and I must've bought that when it was on special at some point in the past. I liked how everything came together in the end; must've taken a fair amount of planning to have things show up at the right moment.
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    What are you reading?

    I barely remember the book at all but I read it like 30 years ago, when I was just a kid, and it didn't scare me then. But I have always been able to handle reading things that I would absolutely not want to watch on a screen.
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    It's 2018!! January 2018. What fantasy books are you reading?

    I read this series last year. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I think if you like the first book, the next three will also be to your taste.
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    Dungeon Crawlers

    There is a series by Tom Lloyd that starts with "Stranger of Tempest" (two books out so far). I found it somewhat too conventional for my tastes but it checks off most of your boxes.
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    It's 2018!! January 2018. What fantasy books are you reading?

    I set Oathbringer down a couple of weeks ago, about 10% of the way in, and haven't felt like picking it up again. It's not a DNF yet, but it has that potential.
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    2017 reading highlights / lowlights

    Yeah, if you read all the previous books, that is the sense I get, too. Or maybe "gender fluid" or something is the term? I may be misremembering but sometimes the Fool presented as a man and sometimes as a woman, rather than consistently presenting/living as one gender. (I have not read...
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    I Challenge You!

    I saw one in New Orleans called "Rectum Wrecker." I walked right on by without stopping and I don't regret it the least little bit.
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    Forum Upgrade

    BFB is now blocked as an unsafe site by my firewall at work. =( Probably nothing you can do about that, though.