Jim Butcher

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Erin al'Denael, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    I have an original Kindle Keyboard which is still going (my husband has it now). He bought me a Paperwhite um... 2 years ago, I think, and I've never had the slightest bit of hassle with it. Holds charge brilliantly, and is really good. Equally both my kids have Kindle Fires which are doing very well. Does your Fire not have a 1 year warranty on it?
     
  2. Elania al'Manir

    Elania al'Manir Aes Sedai Head of the Yellow Ajah Forum Moderator

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    No, it was a gift and it only had the basic 90-day manufacturer's warranty on it.
     
  3. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    That sucks :( I'd still recommend Kindle though :look
     
  4. Dnae Ila

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    I really wish there was a non-touch screen version of the kobo glo. I can't read outside in a light snow or drizzle anymore because the drops turn the page.
     
  5. Jeryn Lekar

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    I'm just going to ruin your conversation about e-readers and say that I started reading The Aeronauts Windlass by mr Butcher himself last week! A hardcover, suck on that e-fanatics! :rolleyes I haven't laughed that much while reading a book for a long while. :D
     
  6. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    You probably shouldnt do that anyway as they arent in any way waterproof (only the Kobo Aura H20).

    Thats on my list too Jeryn but I kind of want to hold out for the rest of the series.
     
  7. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    Well, it's not enough to damage it. I'm talking a total of 10 or so distinct drops/flakes on the screen over the course of a 4 block walk. But each one registers as a touch, and if I don't blot it away, it continues to register constantly. And each time I blot, I have to turn off the screen and clean off the drop completely.
    Non-touch screen, I would just wipe it away and keep reading.
     
  8. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    I believe Kobo used to use IR touch on most of their devices whereas kindle (and perhaps some newer kobo) uses capacitive so shouldnt have that issue.
     
  9. Padron Kerenmosa

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    I ordered the Aeronauts Windlass yesterday. Hopefully it will get here fast...
     
  10. Kyla Sterling

    Kyla Sterling Evil Overlord / TVT Assistant Editor Aes Sedai TVT Editor

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    I'm currently doing a re-listen of the Dresden series; a little over halfway through Death Masks right now. I listened to and enjoyed Aeronaut's Windlass, and am very intrigued by the series. Never read any of Butcher's other stuff, though.
     
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    He only has one more series that I know of: The Codex Alera. It's pretty good.
     
  12. Wil Cambrae

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    I started reading this in the fall of 2014, right after another friend got me reading Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid series, and I was doing the WoT reread...... guess how much time I had for other reading? :lol
    I really love how the last hundred pages or so of each novel are so good that I find it hard to stop before I finish it :look
     
  13. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    A really great series.
     
  14. Dareth d'Rahien

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    Extra benefit for the Codex Alera: it's complete! Done! You can read the whole thing and not have to wait for the next volume!

    (I'm not sure which of these claw marks in my desk are due to waiting for the next ASoIaF and which are due to waiting for the next Dresden Files book...)
     
  15. Analiese Sinclaer

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    Yes. It has been a ridiculously long time since Skin Game came out. Peace Talks doesn't even have a release date yet. But there have been a few short stories to add to the series. Jeryn Gaidin was telling me about them the other day. I think I wanna do a whole series reread though before I read those.

    As for The Codex Alera, I dunno, I couldn't really get into that one. But it has been years since I tried it. How is Windlass?
     
  16. Elania al'Manir

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    I'm already in the middle of a re-read, although I need to figure out where I was now that I have a new Kindle. Also, how is the Codex Alera? I've got the books, I just haven't read them.
     
  17. Jeryn Lekar

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    I've only read the first one so far, enjoyed it though. It's Jim Butchery, except less urban fantasy. :)
     
  18. Kyla Sterling

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    I quite liked Windlass. There aren't a lot of infodumps, so sometimes you have to draw random inferences about the worldbuilding. (Though I listened to it instead of reading; there might have been clues in spelling and whatnot that I missed. Took me ages to figure out "Spirarch/Monarch.") The personalities of the cats are spot-on, though, and there are some awesome characters!
     
  19. Analiese Sinclaer

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    I heard somewhere that the inspiration for The Codex Alera was someone challenged him to combine Pokémon and the Roman Empire? Any truth to that?
     
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