Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Aduiavas Ida, Jan 27, 2018.
I started Blood of Elves yesterday
I can’t find a hardcover version of Blood of Elves for anything other than a ridiculous price and I really hate paperbacks
Can you find a Kindle or ebook version of it?
I am halfway through Time of Contempt now. Been difficult getting The Last Wish, but the popularity surrounding the Netflix series made it easier this fall so I could finally start reading
Even worse I'll buy a paperback on occasion if there's no other option or I'm desperate for a book, but I want no part of ebooks. I'm a hardcore traditionalist bibliophile--paper book or nothing and I will die on that hill
For real though, there aren't even any results on Amazon for a hardcover version--does not exist there, although I know that there have been hardcover bound versions in English because I saw them when I tried to buy them years ago when playing the games (and BoE was going for like $150)
We're in that weird pre-new year post-finished all the books phase where I don't want to start anything new.
I'm reading Prairie Fires, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder that puts her life into context and doesn't go for the rosy view of pioneer life like so many things about Wilder do.
I'm also reading a romance novel because it's easy.
I'm also reading essays from the Best Essays of 2015 when I don't want to read the romance or the biography. Sates my appetite for something new, since every essay is by a different author and they're usually pretty good.
I know exactly what you mean by that state, Mother, it comes every year I was looking up the Laura Ingalls Wilder book on Goodreads, is it the one written by Caroline Fraser?
Yep, that's the one.
Sorry. I forgot that I had already posted the book I'm currently reading. Carry on.☺️
Oh yeah, complaints about Blood of Elves' availability aside:
Currently reading Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
A funny aside about Blood of Elves (which I'm debating between paperback and Kindle on), one of the Amazon sellers has it for $0.01 with $22.56 shipping. That's still the cheapest price on the non-mass market version, but I thought it was funny. Honestly I'm surprised the books aren't more available given the recent show.
I've been on a re-read kick over my winter break. I re-read the entire Psy/Changling series by Nalini Singh, and probably 4-5 books each in Thea Harrison's Elder Races and Lynn Kurland's MacLeod/de Piaget books. So lots of romance with fantastical and/or PNR elements, for the sake of my joy and sanity.
While not a book, per se, I also read through (and completed) all of the modules to become a Google Certified Educator for Level 1, and 9 of the modules for Level 2. Perhaps this plays a part in why my reading-for-fun was on the lighter/happier side.
I'm finishing up my book for the first book club of 2020.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.
I love that book It was among the few "mandatory" books we had to read in school that I actually enjoyed
I'm currently working my way through the Dune series, and am on Children of Dune. After I finish that series, then it is time to read A Memory of Light and conclude my first reading of the Wheel of Time.
You can just stop with that one. The series goes way downhill from there on out
In my opinion, it's been going downhill since the end of Dune, with the text become denser and the plot becoming needlessly convoluted, but also, once I start a series, I feel I need to finish it no matter what.
I've only read Dune and Dune Messiah. Are the other books in the series worth reading?
Not particularly, unless you like people arguing all the time, as that is mostly what happens in Children of Dune. (Is that a spoiler? I don't think it is, but I'm not sure.)
Thanks for the heads up..I might get to them eventually, but I'm not in a hurry.
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