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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #675 on: October 15, 2018, 06:57:22 am »
 :) Nice to recall.

I am reading some of Orson Scott Card's Ender series. I have read all of his Alvin Maker series, and a few standalones, but had only read Ender's Game around the time it came out. Have now finished the next two in the series, which were not published in chronological order, and am in the middle of Xenocide.

I have also finished a couple of memoirs, Educated by Tara Westover, and Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels.

Daniels is a hoot, and there are some real LOL moments in there. She's had a rough life though, and I'm not sure she realizes even now how some things affected her. I bought it to support a fellow horsewoman, and having read it, I find her admirable in many ways. Even though I didn't make the choices she did, there were certainly times I considered them. She made a lot more out of herself than I would have had I gone that route.

Tara Westover grew up in a family led by a bipolar fundamentalist Mormon survivalist in Idaho. She never attended school until she applied to college. She has earned degrees from BYU and Cambridge University in England, and fellowships at Harvard. Her memoir is fascinating, grueling, and inspiring.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #676 on: November 07, 2018, 07:20:05 am »
Tempests & Slaughter, the story of Numair's time at the Carthak university with Ozorne & Varice, from when he was 10.  I'm about 3 years in now, and he's already getting erections sporadically.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #677 on: November 07, 2018, 10:04:50 am »
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #678 on: November 07, 2018, 11:17:32 am »
Tempests & Slaughter, the story of Numair's time at the Carthak university with Ozorne & Varice, from when he was 10.  I'm about 3 years in now, and he's already getting erections sporadically.

I read that a while back. Not sure I'm interested enough to continue in that particular series, but it was nice backstory.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #679 on: November 08, 2018, 02:49:24 am »
Tempests & Slaughter, the story of Numair's time at the Carthak university with Ozorne & Varice, from when he was 10.  I'm about 3 years in now, and he's already getting erections sporadically.

Between that and Lego Porn, I guess there are no contenders anymore in todays "Things I didn't need to know" category...  9)
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #680 on: November 08, 2018, 06:13:08 am »
Oh honey. There are so many contenders, and if you are lucky, you will continue to be unaware of them.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #681 on: November 08, 2018, 10:08:15 am »
 LOL
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #682 on: November 13, 2018, 07:57:35 pm »
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #683 on: November 14, 2018, 06:58:42 am »
Words to live by.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #684 on: November 14, 2018, 07:29:08 am »
Finished Tempests & Slaughter. 
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #685 on: November 14, 2018, 09:34:47 am »
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People should be able to apply for reading retreats. It's like a writer's retreat, except only for reading.
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #686 on: November 14, 2018, 09:51:44 am »
I am IN!

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #687 on: November 14, 2018, 07:06:33 pm »
Summer Brennan @summerbrennan
People should be able to apply for reading retreats. It's like a writer's retreat, except only for reading.


Dude, they exist.  Get out your google-fu!
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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #688 on: November 15, 2018, 06:19:49 am »
Come to think of it, I seem to remember an article about one.

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Re: What are you reading? vol. 9
« Reply #689 on: November 20, 2018, 11:48:09 am »
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