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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

Hilarious, interesting, fun read ~ if a little over the top. But then, that's mebbe the point of the novel. There are peeps who are ultra rich and in some ways, it's fun to read about their life style.

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I am reading brawling go manga. This is my favorite manga.

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I recently finished another reread of the Dungeon World rulebook in preparation for a playtest on Saturday of one of my Gary Con events.

I'm working my way through Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master.

I started The Lies of Locke Lamora after hearing good things about it, but I'm not enjoying it so far. I'm about 8% of the way through. I liked the very beginning. The story is starting to drag now that the protagonist is an adult.

I spent the fall and early winter blitzing my way through Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels series of urban fantasy novels. They were very good except for the sex bits and the protagonist repeatedly talking about the way her boyfriend tastes when she kisses him. Those parts are fortunately few and far between.
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Just finished the 2nd book in the trilogy by Kwan ~ China Rich Girlfriend. Fast paced, great writing and fun to read.

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I hate to say that over time I've gotten further and further away from reading a lot and reading for fun. Read for work, read for learning, ready for Sunday school, but not for fun

However, today my mom had eye surgery for cataracts. So, I had some dead time in the waiting room and then at her home after I drove her home.

I used the time wisely, and returned to my first love .... JRRT "The Hobbit"

In the military I probably read it at least once every 3 or 4 years & had read it a few times before going in the military. So I have read it at least 7 or 8 times (maybe more) since picking it up the start of my 7th grade year.

That said, by the 2nd sentence of the book, I was back in Middle Earth, seeing the 'Hobbit Hole' hearing Bilbo "Good Daying" Gandalf ... I devoured it up to the point of the storm on the mountain side and making the choice to hide in the cave ...

Loved it and loved being back in feeling like I felt in 7th grade.

Can't wait till the evening chores and things are done and I can finish the book.
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I am reading brawling go manga. This is my favorite manga.

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Tiamat's Wrath, book 8 in "The Expanse" series by James S.A. Corey. I flew through the first 7 books, 5 short stories, and the comic book, but am taking my time with this one since there are no more books yet. I understand there will be at least one more, but as this one only came out a couple of weeks ago, it won't be soon. The Expanse was also made into a tv show on Syfy, which is where I heard about it. Both book and show are excellent, IMHO.

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Recently finished up “A more Beautiful Question” by Warren Berger and now half way through “Naked Statistics” by Charles Wheel.

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Just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline... people told me to read it, that I would enjoy it, years ago... they were right - I love the book! So much of my 80s upbringing is in that book!
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Peace Talks by Jim Butcher, the latest in the Dresden Files Series. It sort of felt like the middle book in a trilogy, even though this is #16 in the series (I think)

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The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin, the third book in the Broken Earth Trilogy. Excellent author and interesting science-fantasy story about the end of the world with moments of brilliance, but overall has been a challenging (if not rewarding) read.

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Just finished reading One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence... it takes place in the 80s and the main characters play 1e DA&D... there is also time travel, a heist, and a tiny bit of character growth.
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DMSamuel wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Just finished reading One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence... it takes place in the 80s and the main characters play 1e DA&D... there is also time travel, a heist, and a tiny bit of character growth.
This is a fantastic series, read them all, you won't regret it

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Ancalagon wrote:
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:22 am
dachda wrote:
RunningLaser wrote:I just started getting into the Richard Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell. Great stuff!
I'm a sucker for these too. Classic literature no, but good rousing adventure stories yes! Also the BBC show staring Sean Bean as Sharpe are great fun as well.
I enjoyed Cromwell's Grail Quest Series comprised of The Archer's Tale, Vagabond, and Heretic.
I continued with Bernard Cornwell's 1356 novel and am now reading The Winter King.
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I liked the Last Kingdom series a lot. How are Cornwell's other books so far?

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I enjoyed the Grail series and 1356. Cornwell does his research and breathes life into the setting and cultures.
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I audio book format, Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kidnapped. I only read the second in Jr. High and never the other two before. I liked the first two but Kidnapped felt too much a story of its time.

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Just read Mr. Monk goes to Hawaii. Yes I do occasionally like a good murder mystery.

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AGNKim wrote:
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:24 am
One of the better books I have read in a while.

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Rare occasion in which the book and the movie were pretty good. Although the book was better.

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Well, this isn't what I'm reading. It is what my older daughter is reading.

The Hobbit.

It is good, but strange to see it.

It is the book that taught me to love to read. However, my elder daughter learned to love to read a few years ago. And it is not in the same flavor of books that I learned to love.

However, as she reads it, it is good to see the love that set the fire that was my love of reading too.

Its funny, she says it is like reading 3 pages about a leaf and how she can't get into it. However, as she is reading about the wood elves and the adventure, and then she is reading about Smaug, and her eyes light up (oh so good to see that kindled imagination on the dragon and dwarf greed and the adventure).

She still has no huge desire to play RPGs (she loves miniature war games and more concreate games than RPGs) but there is a ember burning there.

The flip side is her sister, no huge love to read (anything other than comics) and she doesn't like concrete games as much. However, there is a budding RPGer in her. Plus, she is m hunting buddy too.
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