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  1. Bierschneeman

    2018 Reading Challenge - Discussion Thread

    for 5 months last year, i too was able to read at work via audiobook. But, with taking over operations more and more, i lost the ability. Too much multitasking. PS my final entry was a Christmas gift. Gose is a book on the Gose style of beer published in September. Since my moratorium on...
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    I will now be doing 60-90 hour weeks, Goodbye for now.

    back on a random day off. still dont have another brewer to back me up. this is gonna wear thin real quick. i thought i wouldnt be reading that much but i have read over 4000 pages just in beer books this month, in addition to the piles of peer reviewed articles on beer science. in january i...
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    I will now be doing 60-90 hour weeks, Goodbye for now.

    i have as tendency to disappear periodically from the forums due to work. Im doing it again. As of yesterday my supervisor was fired, leaving me the only brewer in the building. I now have no more time for books but its been a great year. I lost 30 lbs, my wife got a second degree and started a...
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    Pets

    new additions. I always have two Budgeys and one white winged parakeet. as well as a pueblan milk snake. New since I laat was on here talking pets. Caribena versicolor (martinique pinktoe tarantula) its cute and blue now, but will grow up to cute a pink with purple later. about 1 inch tree...
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    It's October 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I am supposed to be reading the argument of kings right, now. but i cant open it.... maybe because i know whwe'ren i finish it the world is closed.... sigh and i think i might have to read something else now. it is october, and i have promising to read Anne Rice now, since last year.
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    It's October 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    I think i read that....not sure. I agree. with thecexception of Silmarillon and Children of Huron, I think most of the Chris Tolkien s books are him riding his Dads corpse for a paycheck, rather than letting someone better qualified write His fathers unfinished work (which would honor him a...
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    It’s October 2018: What SF book are you reading?

    DNF The city in the stars~ Arthur C Clarke tried 8 times now, im giving up. i tried the original book, the rewrite, also traditional analog format, pdf, modern digital, and audiobook. just not getting my attention. i give up. i hope i am eating through all the bad stuff he wrote and will...
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    Bye for now, BFB.

    correction 6 years
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    Bye for now, BFB.

    Cant say i didn't see this coming, (glory have i been here for about a decade?) we lose members every year, and get a replenishment. with that prevented, we will only dwindle away. i highly doubt i will join a new book forum, maybe just double down on exotic pet keeping. What would everyone...
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    It's October 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    just finished blade itself and before they are hanged ~ Joe Abercrombie
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    It’s October 2018: What SF book are you reading?

    Just finished The Last thereom ~Arthur c Clarke and Pohl. this book got trashed by everyone, its really not that bad, but at the same time worse. The book starts as a coming of age story of a Lankan boy dealing with love, loss, sex experimentation, abduction, and discovering a prooffor...
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    It's September 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Drat. was too late editing. They play industrial in the truest sense. they literally go out to find pipes and containers to bang on, tools to hit them with, and even bring power tools in like a grinder. Id recommend Perpetuem Mobile, its pretty tame, but the lyrics are verrrrrry clear. and its...
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    It's September 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Id give Einsturzende Neubauten a try, thats one of my favorites and they sing very clear in german. unfortunately out of dozens of german bands i listen too, almost all of them sing in english.
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    It's September 2018: What fantasy book are you reading?

    Finished The Dreamthiefs Daughter~ Michael Moorcock This has been on my TBR for a while. worth it. This is one of the best of his work. One of his early characters ,Count Von Bek, was unconnected to the eternal champion. a german explorer during, and counter, to Jules verne heroes. Doing all...
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    It’s September 2018: What SF book are you reading?

    been reading a lot since last week. Nightfall~ Isaac Asimov, and ? Earthlight~ Arthur C Clarke Time's Eye~ Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter Sunburst ~ Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter Firstborn~ Arthur C Clarke and Stephen Baxter Nightfall was okay. the beginning was good, but it dipped to...
  16. Bierschneeman

    2018's What fiction or nonfiction book are you reading?

    read, Don Quixote de La Mancha ~ Cervantes Gone with the wind Don Quixote gets such a big press on how amazing don quixote is. this puts the book on the high shelf platform, high up. can it really stand up to all the hype... thats a big yes, and a big no. I understand that most translations...
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    It’s August 2018: What SF book are you reading?

    read The Stainless Steel Rat, and Stainless Steel Rat Returns. ~ Harry Harrison. pretty good, not great. this is the worlds greatest thief, but its a pride not necessity. He is the worlds greatest thief because he wants to be. He is so egotistical He will do small cons, large cons, intricate...
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    It’s July 2018: What SF book are you reading?

    Finished Fall of Hyperion~ Dan Simmons good wrap up, the writing style is very different, not near as good. ANNNNND it seems the poet has lost his unique voice. He now sounds like a generic whiny foul mouthed wuss. can't say much about this without spoilers. it is a fine novel, not sure Ill be...
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    Favourite Fantasy Cliches

    I think he means story within since I was just talking about it.
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    It’s July 2018: What SF book are you reading?

    finished Hyperion ~ Dan Simmons its really good. set up in the cliche structure of the canterbury tales (group of pilgrims meet up on a trip, and tell their stories of why they go, what happened in their past.) but this is one of the books that proves that cliches need not be bad, but can be...