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Bill Door

Told lies with Locke
I bought The Dragonbone Chair and Shadows of Self yesterday. I need to reread memory, sorrow, and thorn before the first book of the new trilogy comes out.
 

kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
I just paid the highest amount I've ever spent on an ebook, $15.99 US for the second book in Neal Asher's new Polity trilogy, titled War Factory. I have to keep reading it because it's just that good. So my protestations about not paying the new prices are just so much wasted pixels and 1s and 0s.
 

Bill Door

Told lies with Locke
I just pre ordered 'Assassin's Fate' on amazon. I didn't realize it was already coming out on may 9th. That will be my next read after 'Shadows of Self'.
 
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Maark Abbott

Journeyed there and back again
Just got Crown of Stars. I have book 5 of that series ready to go after I finish what I'm on now, so once I have book 6, the series is complete and I can finish it.
 

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
Staff member
Perdido Street Station.

And a expensive new laptop to try and get BFB to work again. Didn't work.
What is not working exactly?
 

Silvion Night

Sir Readalot
Staff member
It takes a couple minutes for a different page to load, and getting on initially take much longer than that.

If it's not the site then I have to do a system restore as I let Norton do an in depth scan and deletions last week.
Hmm, that's weird. Do you have any mobile devices (IPad, phone) that you can check? I'm having no problems here and I haven't heard anyone else recently with site performance issues.
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
Staff member
I'm having no trouble either, infact BFB is pretty fast. I use chrome on desktop and Firefox on my android.
It could be the browser client you are using kenubrion (Microsoft's edge and explorer are not the best choices) or if you have tabs and add ons installed in it. Those can cripple the speed significantly.
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
@kenubrion I am having this problem with a lot of websites lately. I think it has to do with Google. Google has started giving priority to websites that are mobile-optimized. Ever since some event in this priority transition/process happened earlier this year (I am unclear on the details and can't come up with the right search terms to find an article about it, but I know my law firm had to redo the website to be mobile-friendly), it seems that EVERY page starts loading for me in the mobile version (so it looks different) and then reloads in desktop version (because I don't use a mobile device to browse the web). Every now and then it gets stuck on the mobile version for some reason.

I am mostly having this problem with Firefox, where I don't have any add-ons installed. It is worse on my work computer (Windows 7) than at home (whatever the latest flavor of Mac OS is).
 

kenubrion

Journeyed there and back again
Thanks everyone. This morning it loaded immediately and then when I went to this discussion, I got the "waiting for bestfantasybooks" again, which is where it sticks. However the wait was only about 10 seconds. Now I'm finding that this occurs only intermittently this morning so it's better somehow. I have no add-ons. I think. Yesterday I paid attention as I jumped around the net and this never occurred anywhere else. But again it's better today. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again.
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
My copy of The Seven by Peter Newman arrived. 100% forgot about ordering that. I guess it took the slow boat from the UK. Probably if it had never come, I wouldn't have thought to check into it for months. My brain is elsewhere lately.