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For discussing books, meeting reading goals and potentially reading together!




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  1. What's new in this coterie
  2. I’m retreading the Anne of Green Gables books. They’re my comfort books. My late grandma gave me the set when I was in second grade and I’ve pretty much reread them several times a year since then.
  3. For something lighter, I always recommend Tamora Pierce. For much more grown up fantasy, Sara Douglass. No one has ever heard of her, or read her books and it makes me so sad because I loved them and I want to geek out over them with someone! I literally reread The Troy Game series and the Wayfarer Redemption series every year.
  4. The Immortals was my favorite too! I actually discovered Tammy because of the paperback cover of Wild Magic - Daine surrounded by all those horses. People are split on their feelings for Aly, the protagonist of the Trickster's duet, but I really love her. She's definitely George Cooper's daughter XD
  5. Oh wow, I love Tamora Pierce. The Immortals series was my favourite, but I kind of stopped after the Kel series - I bought the Tricksters books and the first Beka Cooper book but somehow never got round to actually reading them. Hmmm, maybe I'll actually read those after I finish Ink ...
  6. I started rereading my collection of Tamora Pierce books before all this nonsense started, and I finished all the books that I had a couple of weeks ago. So I ordered the Beka Cooper series because, as much as I love Tammy's Tortall universe, I've never read them. I figured now is as good a time as any, right?
  7. Currently reading two quite different books. I know I should focus on one. The Sinner by J R Ward. Love me some Warden and the Black Dagger Brotherhood. That series is why I have an 'h' in my name. The other is It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.
  8. I'm currently reading Ink by Alice Broadway, which I'm enjoying so far, but there are some editing issues that are irking me (a shame, because it keeps bringing me out of the plot). One thing to say about it, though, is that the cover artwork is amazing and was completely the deciding factor when I bought the book (who can resist so much copper foil?). I've started The Haunting of Hill House, which I bought after watching the Netflix show (I enjoyed the show but it did make me very curious about the book). I was really enjoying it then moved house and the book has got absorbed back into my bookshelves - maybe when I finish Ink I'll find it and pick it up again.
  9. The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey - I got an arc early and just haven't finished it yet even though it released on the 14th. Hope to within a few days so I can review it.
  10. I'm a bit late! If this doesn't make it through, that's ok. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (and then the rest of the series) Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  11. Northern Lights/Golden Compass by Phillip Pulman
  12. Well I just got The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu from OwlCrate. So that's my suggestion. I haven't started it yet so!
  13. In this thread suggest a book to read together! Suggestions will close on 4/3 and a vote will be put up. Reading will start 4/10! Suggest quickly!!
  14. While I've not read the book myself, I've heard from people who enjoy it that the Netflix show does it justice. I think they did one season based on it and the next will be based on a different book(something to that extent, and I can't recall the book), but I remember positive responses to the idea. I'm currently reading The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander which is a fascinating read and fulfills a challenge goal that requires me to read a fiction version and a nonfiction version relating to a similar thing so for the nonfiction I'll read The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore.
  15. I follow various readathon and book related accounts on Twitter, and this thread was shared of a variety of readathon events that take place in October. Some are spooky, some are not. There's a huge variety, I swear. I'll be trying to take part in some of these myself so I thought I'd share incase anyone else wants to participate. Mostly my goal here is to use these to help me finish the reading challenges I started and hope to finish(or get as far as I can) before the year ends. Ones that I'll likely be doing are: Disability readathon - 1 - 31 Oct ReadAThon dedicated to reading books featuring Disability Nightmare Before TBR - 1 - 31 Oct Nightmare Before Christmas themed ReadAThon Page-A-Thon - 1 - 31 Oct ReadAThon dedicated to just getting pages read! Read 1 Genre - 5 Oct 24 Hour ReadAThon dedicated to reading 1 genre Fraterfest - 10 - 15 Oct Read as many Thrillers, Urban, Paranormal, Cozy, Suspense, Zombies, Horror, Dystopian, Ghosts, Serial Killers, Supernatural, etc. as you can. (And, of course, one I've participated in before and promote often) Dewey's 24hr Readathon - 26 Oct a 24 hr readathon starting at 8am EST (here's a page that links to a table of times so you can find the time in your timezone http://www.24hourreadathon.com/start-times/)
  16. I had a site based on The Paper Magician a few years ago! I just finished Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. It came in my Owl Crate. Pretty good. Much better than the crappy movies.
  17. I'm currently reading The Paper Magician by Charlie M Holmberg. I've only just started it (I think about two, maybe three chapters in) but this far it's pretty solid. I love the writing,the world that's rich with it's own mechanics that I have to read more so that I can find out everything that's happening, and the main character is witty and sarcastic in a way that humorous.
  18. Currently reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman. Surprisingly, my desire to read the book was not inspired by the Amazon show, but by my favorite YouTuber who did a book review about it (he, of course, was inspired to review it based on the then upcoming show, and the fact that Pratchett is one of his favorite authors). I'm less than 100 pages from completing the book, and I'll say it has been a hell of a ride (small pun intended). Although I don't get all of the humor (I think that's bound to happen being an American reading a book filled with very British humor and references), I've really enjoyed the cheekiness and cleverness of the whole thing. I'm planning on finishing the book this week and am excited to see where this chaos ends up.
  19. At the bottom of the editor you will see a section called "Thread Starter". Click the icon with the book and then type in the name. Its a little inconsistent on what to search for whether it's the author's name or the book name. If one doesn't work try the other. It should come up with anything that is available on Goodreads.com. I attached a book so you can see it in action. This will only work on NEW topics, not replies.
  20. Just finished reading Bad Blood by John Carreyrou. I'm still stunned that people let themselves get used, scammed, and abused to the level that Elizabeth Holmes and her conspirators went. It's wild.
  21. I just The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, event though it wasn't actually in my tbr pile. #booklife
  22. I'm currently reading Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler. Not sure yet how I feel about it. It has the whole "Speshul Snowflake" fantasy feeling to it. You know, the MC can do special stuff other people can't. (Which does him no favors because it annoys me about him.) However, the inclusion of an incubi character tickles me because they're one of my favorite magic species to RP so I want to see what they do with him.
  23. Just read 24 books and the Read Harder Challenge. There might be a correlation between the two 😆 24 will be a feat for me!
  24. So last year while I didn't complete some of my reading challenges, I was proud of the progress I had made given I started them late into the year. Plus I did meet my Goodreads goal so that was awesome. This year I think I've taken on a monumental task, but I'm also excited to see how much of it I can do. I'm doing several challenges, and the nice thing is most have helpful/friendly GR groups. My Goodreads goal is 45 books (currently 8/45). My Around the Year in 52 books with my goal being 54 - one task has multiple reads (currently 4/54). I'm also doing the following challenges: Book Riot's Read Harder, Ultimate PopSugar, Reading Women, Jane Austen/Classics/Retellings*, and Read It Again, Sam**. My whole list of possible reads (anything in italics I don't own) GDocs: Here * The Jane Austen Challenge was literally just read x number of Jane Austen books, but I added classics and retellings as a goal to make it more interesting. This is an extra challenge chosen cause some classics, retellings, and Jane Austen are choices for other challenge tasks. ** Read It Again, Sam is just an extra challenge cause some of my other challenge tasks involve re-reads. What are your reading goals this year? Are you doing any challenges(personal or otherwise)?
  25. Small Favor by Jim Butcher Loooove the Dresden Files series so much.
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    Impulse Buys?

    Ebooks for Kindle: The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel by Mary Robinette Kowal The Clockwork Countenance by AR DeClerck Used bookstore haul of awesome(like $6 for all): The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (hardcover; spine was so stiff that it seemed unread) The Fault In Our Stars by John Greene (hardcover; barely used) Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (paperback; barely used)
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