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

ReguIa

Journeyed there and back again
#62
@rudyjuly2 I'm only a third into Dune but it's just incredible. I haven't read much scifi (which is really odd when I think about it) and I don't know if Ender's Game for example would be considered old science fiction, but that is one of the best things I've read.

A nice thing that works for me is using older books as palate cleansers, in much the same way as changing genre. Like when I started Wheel of Time after reading the Lightbringer books.

Btw, for anyone who has read Dune before, is it third person omniscient it's written in? It's fantastic getting multiple characters thoughts at the same time.
 

rudyjuly2

Journeyed there and back again
#64
@rudyjuly2 I'm only a third into Dune but it's just incredible. I haven't read much scifi (which is really odd when I think about it) and I don't know if Ender's Game for example would be considered old science fiction, but that is one of the best things I've read.

A nice thing that works for me is using older books as palate cleansers, in much the same way as changing genre. Like when I started Wheel of Time after reading the Lightbringer books.

Btw, for anyone who has read Dune before, is it third person omniscient it's written in? It's fantastic getting multiple characters thoughts at the same time.
I haven’t read Enders Game but really liked the movie lol. I will have to give Dune a chance.
 

ReguIa

Journeyed there and back again
#65
@rudyjuly2 I didn't like the movie. Or well, it was okay I guess. However comparing the movie to the book is like comparing McDonalds to the best restaurant you've ever been at.

@Cyphon Not yet. At the start of the week my local said it was delayed until yesterday, but then they found out it'd arrive at the end of next week, at the earliest..

I ended up ordering it online yesterday and it usually takes 2-5 business days but it looks like I'm actually going to get it today. I'm super excited for it.
 

rudyjuly2

Journeyed there and back again
#66
Have any of you guys had Pornstars infiltrate Goodreads? In the last few months I've had 2 strange people follow me and when I see the notification I go and check it out and they are spam X-rated stuff. That is the last place I think people expect to go for that content lol. Odd.
 

Cyphon

Journeyed there and back again
#67
Have any of you guys had Pornstars infiltrate Goodreads? In the last few months I've had 2 strange people follow me and when I see the notification I go and check it out and they are spam X-rated stuff. That is the last place I think people expect to go for that content lol. Odd.
Just give them a 1 star rating. They will go away
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
Staff member
#69
@Cyphon If you're talking about the giants one, then no. If I remember correctly it was @Alucard's high praise for Iron Druid that got me to reading them, and Alucard really didn't like Hearne's other series, I think.
Sorry for the late reply but yeah. That was a mess of a book imo. I couldn't get through more than 100 pages. Don't recommend, but if curious you guys can always download kindle sample and try for yourself. Maybe you end up liking it and that's awesome!
 

Alucard

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
Staff member
#70
Have any of you guys had Pornstars infiltrate Goodreads? In the last few months I've had 2 strange people follow me and when I see the notification I go and check it out and they are spam X-rated stuff. That is the last place I think people expect to go for that content lol. Odd.
lol that's so weird
I haven't but I remove any followers that aren't in my friends list. If you can't be bothered to send a friend request, why the heck are you interested in what I read, is what I think.
 

David Sims

Warded demons with Arlen
#71
No, it's October 2020, and I've been reading Lois McMaster Bujold's Chalion trilogy. The first two books went quickly, but I've lately been distracted about a third of the way through the third book.

Before Chalion, I was reading Lynn Flewelling's stories. Her Tamir Triad is pretty good, but I didn't like the "woke" treatment of homosexuality in her Nightrunner series, which is set in the same universe as Tamir, only several hundred years later. I made it through the first book of Nightrunner OK, but I just got disgusted towards the end of Book 2, where the two protagonists started making out. Not my thing.