2018 Reads

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Tallan Daar, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Yea, it's on Goodreads. You can find it on your profile page :)
     
  2. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    Where do I get one?


     
  3. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Do you have a goodreads account?
     
  4. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    I do have a goodreads account. My profile account does not look like that.
     
  5. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    It should be on your profile, in a tab off to the side
    (This is when you log in on a browser. No idea how or if you can find it on mobile)
     
  6. Caedmon Bede

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    Last year I read/listened to 218 books. here is a little bit about 2 of my favorites that I read in 2018:

    The Black Prism by Brent Weeks. An interesting fantasy series that uses the light spectrum as a basis of the magic system. It has a lot of twists and turns that kept me guessing what was going to happen next. The characters have interesting arcs that will have your feelings about them sway back and forth.

    Hokkaido Highway Blues: Hitchhiking Japan by Will Ferguson. A teacher decides to hitchhike from the south of the main Japanese islands to the very north following the cherry blossom front. He has a ton of interesting interactions with the people who pick him up. I went to Japan last year, and this is the best book for understanding how Japanese culture and thinking works. This book has all of the good and bad parts about going to Japan, so if you are interested in going there I highly recommend this book to help you better understand the place you will be visiting.
     
  7. Juliya Karisu

    Juliya Karisu Accepted Forum Moderator

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    This sounds really interesting!! I just looked it up and it says it was published in 2003. Do you think things have changed a lot since then or is it still very relevant?
     
  8. Caedmon Bede

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    It is still very relevant. I would recommend it just for the humor alone. The stuff about the people and country is a bonus.
     
  9. Toral Delvar

    Toral Delvar Archivist Gaidin

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    I need to update mine,though probably less than a dozen this year.
    I also needto update Amelia's, though she read so many shorter books we have no idea what she has actually read
     
  10. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy Soldier Forum Moderator

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    Currently: On an audiobook listen of Wheel of Time. Halfway through the Dragon Reborn. I'm really enjoying the audiobook version, but it takes so long to get through an audio book that I'm about to drop it and tear through them again.

    Of 2018, I started reading a new (old) author. David B Coe. I read a few of his books back in the late 90s, but he's re-edited them and released a bunch of new stuff since then. Most recently I read his newest book published under a pseudonym (D.B.Jackson), 'Time's Children'.

    I finished Brent Week's 'Black Prism' and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was going to aim for getting through the second book before JordanCon, and maybe re-read Time's Children again since Coe will be at JordanCon and his sequel to the book will be out the week after so I am hopeful that he does a sampling from the new book.
     
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    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Thaddius, you can adjust the reading speed on the audiobook so it goes faster ;)
     
  12. Thaddius al'Guy

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    Helllllo 1.5x speed.
     
  13. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    Greatest. Thing. Ever.


    So far my fastest speed has been 1.7 :D3

    I have a friend who does 2x or more, and I'm just like "um no, I like *some* pauses and inflections to be left"
     
  14. Thaddius al'Guy

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    I was doing 1.5 and then I went up to 1.75x speed. That's as high as I can currently go and keep up. I've listened to 10 chapters now since doing that. I want to be done with TSR by the time JCon rolls around and I'll get it done now.
     
  15. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    Yea, I find my listening speed tolerance builds over time. I used to think 1.3x was outrageous
    Now I practically never listen to 1x speed.
     
  16. Ashara Koh'inor

    Ashara Koh'inor Aes Sedai

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    I didn’t know this thread was here :ha
    I LOVE books, on a level that may be a bit much maybe.

    In 2018 I read 54 books including my usual WOT cycle. This year I decided to do the PopSugar Reading challenge because - quite frankly - I am a book snob and needed to “get out” more lol
     
  17. Thaddius al'Guy

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    I fall into bad trappings of reading the same handful of authors instead of finding new stuff.
     
  18. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records Historian Forum Moderator

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    I don't know what "a bit much" is supposed to mean, but I'm pretty sure I don't believe in it. :blink

    I have periods when I stick to the same old, comfortable, comforting authors I've read for years and years, and others when I'm being a bit more open to new experiences. It's all good, I think. It's all reading, and reading is best.

    To do an Adanys, this was my GR Year in Books:
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    Reading is best, ok.
     
  19. Thaddius al'Guy

    Thaddius al'Guy Soldier Forum Moderator

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    Thanks for the vote of Confidence, Tallan Sedai. After posting that, I went to a local used book store and picked up a new Fantasy book I'd never heard of that wasn't a behemoth of a book and a single volume (as far as I can tell). I really am loving the story so far and the manner in which it is told, from 1st person POV for the main characters.
     
  20. Ashara Koh'inor

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    @Tallan Daar does that say you read over 200 books in 2018??? All hail woman, :bow:bow:bow you are a freaking rock star. May I follow you on Goodreads?