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    I'm a very picky reader and it takes me awhile to find a book or series to get into. I've been book hopping since I finished the Dresden Files but I think I've found a series to sink my teeth into. A friend recommended Raymond Feist's Riftwar series and I found the first collection at my local used book store. I burned through a good portion of book 1 last night and I am really enjoying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    I'm a very picky reader and it takes me awhile to find a book or series to get into. I've been book hopping since I finished the Dresden Files but I think I've found a series to sink my teeth into. A friend recommended Raymond Feist's Riftwar series and I found the first collection at my local used book store. I burned through a good portion of book 1 last night and I am really enjoying it.
    I'll recommend it wholeheartedly, too. I have read more books from that series than any other. Just try to read them in order for your own sake. Also, my favorite books from that series are the Kelewan trilogy, FWIW.
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    On the Kindle front: On Money, and Other Economic Essays (mid-18th century) by David Hume.
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    IT, by Stephen King
    "The Batman is Gotham City. I will watch him. Study him. And when I know him and why he does not kill, I will know this city. And then Gotham will be MINE!"-BANE

    "We're monsters, buddy. Plain and simple. I don't dress it up with fancy names like mutant or post-human; men were born crueler than Apes and we were born crueler than men. It's just the natural order of things"-ULTIMATE SABRETOOTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I'll recommend it wholeheartedly, too. I have read more books from that series than any other. Just try to read them in order for your own sake. Also, my favorite books from that series are the Kelewan trilogy, FWIW.
    Thanks!
    Read in publication order? I heard there is a crazy chronological order, but it is kind of hard to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I'll recommend it wholeheartedly, too. I have read more books from that series than any other. Just try to read them in order for your own sake. Also, my favorite books from that series are the Kelewan trilogy, FWIW.
    Overall one of my favourite writers. I think the books I most enjoyed were the Empire trilogy that were co-authored with Janny Wurts.

    But the most recent couple I read (about half a dozen years ago) felt completely “flat” to me. Has he returned to form since?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    Thanks!
    Read in publication order? I heard there is a crazy chronological order, but it is kind of hard to follow.
    I always prefer publication order to any after-the-fact order, but you may disagree. IOW, the first Star Wars film for me is still the one from 1977, not 1999.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaw View Post
    Overall one of my favourite writers. I think the books I most enjoyed were the Empire trilogy that were co-authored with Janny Wurts.

    But the most recent couple I read (about half a dozen years ago) felt completely “flat” to me. Has he returned to form since?
    The Empire books were the ones I was referring to as my favorite before. Mara is one of my all-time favorite characters.

    As for the more recent books, while I still enjoyed them, I agree they don't hold up as well as the earlier ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    . . . the first Star Wars film for me is still the one from 1977, not 1999.
    Yeah, same here.

    To me, the 1977 movie is just "Star Wars". I don't even normally remember what it later got renamed, and I actually haven't seen any other movies in that franchise other than "Star Wars" (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), and "Return of the Jedi" (1983), all of which I saw in the movie theaters during their original runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    The Empire books were the ones I was referring to as my favorite before. Mara is one of my all-time favorite characters.

    As for the more recent books, while I still enjoyed them, I agree they don't hold up as well as the earlier ones.
    Thanks for the info.

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    New Kindle e-book: Bat Wing (1920) by Luke Fox... er, I mean, Sax Rohmer.



    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Yeah, same here.

    To me, the 1977 movie is just "Star Wars". I don't even normally remember what it later got renamed, and I actually haven't seen any other movies in that franchise other than "Star Wars" (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980), and "Return of the Jedi" (1983), all of which I saw in the movie theaters during their original runs.
    I saw all three of them at the theater, too (well, the first one I actually saw at the drive-in with my family, but I saw it in a theater when it was rereleased in the late '90s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackDaw View Post
    Thanks for the info.
    My pleasure. It's nice seeing more Midkemia fans.
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    I finished reading Donald Trump's "autobiography" called Art of the Deal. It is hard to believe he could have written the book. There are so many intimate and personal details in this book but i wonder if any of them are true, since it was entirely ghostwritten by someone else?

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    Latest Kindle novel: Looking Further Backward (1890) by Arthur Dudley Vinton.

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    Phillis Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, religious and Moral. The first african american to write a book.

    "Great Sire of verse, before my mortal eyes
    The Lightning blaze across the vaulted skies
    And, as the thunder shakes the heaven'nly plains,
    A Deep felt horror thrills through all my veins
    when gentler strains demand thy graceful song
    The lengh'ning line moves languishing along
    When great patroclus courts achilles' aid
    The grateful tribute of my tears is paid"

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