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52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by smol Kat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:00 pm

Having only read the first book in the trilogy, I did like it, but I definitely liked The Hobbit better.
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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by I am nobody » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:55 pm

And now for something completely different. Kind of.

2. At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft

The mythology is pretty creative, and the decision to present the entire thing as a geologist's report is at least interesting, but it's really not enough to overcome the fact that this is a horror story in which nothing particularly scary happens. It's trying to build a sense of foreboding by describing things from a distance and acting like the protagonist might encounter living monsters, but it ruins that by (a) telling you that he only came to psychological harm in the opening paragraphs and (b) resorting to comical overuse of a handful of "scary" adjectives to convey that you're supposed to be scared.

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:32 am

Read the third volume of Fables. I'm glad I picked this series up again, because I'm really enjoying it. Thanks to @United Nations for recommending it to me.

Books read in 2018 (8/52):
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1. DK Books 5th Edition First Aid Manual - 4/5 (Jan 16)
2. Octopus Pie Vol. 4 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Jan 18)
3. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi - 4/5 (Jan 21)
4. All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen - 5/5 (Jan 24)
5. Vampire Loves by Joann Sfar - 4/5 (Jan 24)
6. Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Jan 25)
7. Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy A. Bastian - 5/5 (Jan 29)
8. Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Feb 3)

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by United Nations » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:02 pm

^ Yay! I'm glad you like it!

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Valigarmander » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:01 am

Read Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk. This one took some time, but it grew on me. What I really ended up enjoying was the cast of characters and the way they developed and interacted with one another.

Books read in 2018 (9/52):
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1. DK Books 5th Edition First Aid Manual - 4/5 (Jan 16)
2. Octopus Pie Vol. 4 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Jan 18)
3. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi - 4/5 (Jan 21)
4. All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen - 5/5 (Jan 24)
5. Vampire Loves by Joann Sfar - 4/5 (Jan 24)
6. Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Jan 25)
7. Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy A. Bastian - 5/5 (Jan 29)
8. Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Feb 3)
9. Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk - 3/5 (Feb 9)

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:36 am

Read the second volume of I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young. Even more sadistic, visceral fun.

Books read in 2018 (10/52):
Spoiler.
1. DK Books 5th Edition First Aid Manual - 4/5 (Jan 16)
2. Octopus Pie Vol. 4 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Jan 18)
3. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi - 4/5 (Jan 21)
4. All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen - 5/5 (Jan 24)
5. Vampire Loves by Joann Sfar - 4/5 (Jan 24)
6. Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Jan 25)
7. Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy A. Bastian - 5/5 (Jan 29)
8. Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Feb 3)
9. Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk - 3/5 (Feb 9)
10. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young - 3/5 (Feb 10)

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Booyakasha » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:02 am

Read 'Coraline' whilst waitin for a train, and started in on 'Ready Player One'. Good biz.
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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Valigarmander » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:02 am

Read the third volume of I Hate Fairyland by Skottie Young. I'm actually getting kind of invested in the story now. It's a shame the fourth volume won't be out until later this year.

Books read in 2018 (11/52):
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1. DK Books 5th Edition First Aid Manual - 4/5 (Jan 16)
2. Octopus Pie Vol. 4 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Jan 18)
3. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi - 4/5 (Jan 21)
4. All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen - 5/5 (Jan 24)
5. Vampire Loves by Joann Sfar - 4/5 (Jan 24)
6. Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Jan 25)
7. Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy A. Bastian - 5/5 (Jan 29)
8. Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Feb 3)
9. Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk - 3/5 (Feb 9)
10. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young - 3/5 (Feb 10)
11. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 3: Good Girl by Skottie Young - 4/5 (Feb 13)

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:22 am

Anybody know if all of Agatha Christie's books share a connected universe or are they self-contained stories? From what I've seen it seems at least some are connected to some degree (sharing characters or whatever), so knowing which are connected and how would be cool.

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Booyakasha » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:53 pm

So I bought the manga 'Don't Meddle With My Daughter!' v1 based on its Amazon buzz, because I like a fun deconstruction of superhero stuff. Like, I thought it'd maybe be something like 'Empowered', or 'The Incredibles', here. Certainly wasn't expecting straight-up hentai.

I mean, it isn't a deal-breaker. I'm no prude. But it does make me think twice about buying v2. Hentai just isn't really my bag, man.
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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:56 pm

Based on the title alone I'd have assumed there was already a 40% chance of ******.

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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Booyakasha » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:38 pm

Maybe I'm just too trusting. It didn't sound too terribly sketch, going by the back-text. And so here comes the comic, and it's just tentacles ahoy, twenty pages in. Wuff.
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Re: 52 weeks of Reading- 2018 edition!!

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:31 am

Read The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Hard to remember the last time I've gotten emotional reading a novel, but man, this book.

Books read in 2018 (12/52):
Spoiler.
1. DK Books 5th Edition First Aid Manual - 4/5 (Jan 16)
2. Octopus Pie Vol. 4 by Meredith Gran - 5/5 (Jan 18)
3. Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi - 4/5 (Jan 21)
4. All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen - 5/5 (Jan 24)
5. Vampire Loves by Joann Sfar - 4/5 (Jan 24)
6. Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Jan 25)
7. Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy A. Bastian - 5/5 (Jan 29)
8. Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & Steve Leialoha - 4/5 (Feb 3)
9. Henchgirl by Kristen Gudsnuk - 3/5 (Feb 9)
10. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young - 3/5 (Feb 10)
11. I Hate Fairyland Vol. 3: Good Girl by Skottie Young - 4/5 (Feb 13)
12. The Road by Cormac McCarthy - 5/5 (Feb 18)

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