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  1. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    12 April 2024 - 02:42 AM

    It's been a bit since I've really mentioned what I've been working on, so here comes another list! Yay!

    THE GIRL AND THE STARS by Mark Lawrence - As many of us have had the pleasure of finding out by now, Mr Lawrence pretty much always delivers. I really enjoyed this one on it's own merits, though it's the implications involved in the larger story that takes this from good to fantastic.

    CORALINE by Neil Gaiman - I read this one out loud to my 7yo daughter over the course of about a week. We both loved it, and it was a very special experience for me as it was the last Gaiman novel that I haven't read yet and getting to share it with her just made it that much more special. She's been begging me to read her THE GRAVEYARD BOOK soon, but I'm being mean and making her wait.

    ANARCH by Dan Abnett - Can't really talk about this one without spoilers.
    Spoiler


    NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells - Murderbot is pretty much always a good time and this was no exception. I was worried about how it would translate to a full length novel over the usual novella format, but I really shouldn't have been. The story used the extra time well for characterization and allowing space to ponder and process all those irritating emotions that no one wants.

    WACO by Jeff Guinn - this was an excellent book that really made me think a lot. There's no doubt in most people minds that Koresh was a fucking monster at the end of things, but I think this did a really good job of clarifying just how badly the government fucked up in how they handled the situation. I think this was a particularly important event in American History to read about and understand due to how it has really set a lot of the tone of the current political climate in this clusterfuck of a country.

    GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown - Holy fuckballs, you were all so so right about this. I shouldn't have doubted.

    MATILDA by Roald Dahl - this was another one that I read aloud to my 7yo in the evenings. Still just absolutely magical, and it's nice to have a kid's book with a bit of an edge.

    THE SUN SWORD by Michelle West - I've already touched upon this one elsewhere when I was getting towards the finish line. In the long run, this series is just chock full of wasted potential. There are so many cool stories in here, but ti just keeps getting in the way of itself over and over again. Upon finishing it, I decided to remove the House War books from my TRP and donate them. I'm not the pickiest reader by any means, but I really feel burned by this one.

    TSALMOTH by Steven Brust - I mean, this is book 17 or so of the Vlad Taltos series. It's more of the same that has gone before it, but honestly that's exactly what I wanted out of it and it totally delivered.


    Currently reading:

    THE MALEVOLENT SEVEN by Sebastien de Castell - I'm about a third of the way into this in ebook and all I can really do is chime in with the love already shown for this book around here. I'm a bit surprised at how much I'm enjoying the rat mages.

    BEEZUS AND RAMONA by Beverly Cleary - The current book I"m reading with the kid. I've been trying to get her to read this one on her own for awhile now, but it doesn't have dragons in it so she just can't be bothered. Now that she's listening to it though, she's really loving it. I think this one in particular is a good fit for us atm due to the fact that she can really relate with Beezus and the irritations of having a 4yo sister that can be a little monster constantly shadowing her.

    THE DRAGON REVENANT - by Katherine Kerr. I'm just starting this one so I don't really have much to comment about it yet. I will say that I'm pretty excited to close out the first arc of the story with this one.
  2. In Topic: Reading at t'moment?

    11 April 2024 - 09:44 PM

     Whisperzzzzzzz, on 11 April 2024 - 08:52 PM, said:

    I finished Richard Swan's Empire of the Wolf trilogy. I liked this a lot and have barely seen it mentioned. Highly recommend!

    Thanks for mentioning this. I grabbed the first book on sale a bit back and this just nudged it up a few spots on To-Read Mountain.
  3. In Topic: Simeon's THE SUN SWORD Thread. Here be spoilers!

    08 April 2024 - 06:30 PM

    I don't think I'd be debating it if I hadn't pulled a stupid move and bought all of the books after really enjoying the first two. I've really gotta learn to stop doing that.
  4. In Topic: Simeon's THE SUN SWORD Thread. Here be spoilers!

    08 April 2024 - 05:12 PM

    Working my way through THE SUN SWORD now. I'm up to chapter 25.

    How in the bloody hell have the two armies not even met yet!? Sure, there's some interesting stuff going on with weird trees, Auralis getting a power up, and Yolanna, but it's so late in the game now and I just don't see how the war for The South can possibly come to a satisfying conclusion at this point.

    It's so frustrating because there's so many awesome little snippets throughout this series but they're just sprinkled through so much horrible pacing that I'm really debating if I'm going to continue forward with THE HOUSE WAR books or not. If I do, I think it'll be after a long break and not likely until mid-2025 or so.
  5. In Topic: Music

    18 March 2024 - 08:38 PM

    View PostGorefest, on 18 March 2024 - 06:06 PM, said:

    What are you trying to prove, exactly? That AI can compete with human music? I imagine you have never been to a live concert? Everyone can make stuff that sounds a bit like other stuff. That doesn't make it worthwhile to listen to.


    Azath is just on a one-bot mission to convince all of us humans that all media is better with AI assistance.

    Why should anyone bother releasing a mediocre song of their own making when they can run it through an AI assist and have Chat write the lyrics and composition and replace your voice with Freddie Mercury featuring Prince on guitar?

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    Tsundoku 

    22 Jun 2023 - 08:21
    and now it's 37, have fun
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    Tsundoku 

    21 Jun 2022 - 20:21
    36 dude! Hope it's a good one
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    Tsundoku 

    22 Jun 2021 - 07:22
    ermagerd, 35! Happy birthday.
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    Tsundoku 

    21 Jun 2020 - 20:49
    and again
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    Tsundoku 

    21 Jun 2019 - 15:19
    happy birthday
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