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Old 05-06-2018, 10:36 PM
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Not counting way too many stories on FimFiction, I'm currently reading The Eads Bridge which is about the first bridge connecting St Louis to Illinois designed by James Eads.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:44 AM
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I'm currently re-re-re-reading Jack Chalker's Well World series. I'm in the middle of the final book, Ghost of the Well of Souls. Not sure what I'm going to read next. Probably the user manual for my cab.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:03 AM
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I used to enjoy the earlier Anita Blake books, but they kind of devolved into badly-written BDSM. I gave up on the series when the blurb on the back of the book had a really interesting plot, but only most of the first chapter and most of the last chapter even mentioned it. The rest of the rather large book was devoted to Anita's relationships and sex scenes. As I pointed out to a friend who also read the series, if I wanted to read badly-written BDSM I could get it for free on the internet.
Which is why I've started at the beginning where she is still kick ass and will probably stop when it gets to be more sex scenes than kicking ass. I do like Edward, so I mostly just re-read the later books that have him in them.

When Anita got to be all whiny about relationships, I wanted to Gibbs' slap them all. It got even worse when Laurell couldn't move the characters past the angsty crap even after 2-3 books. 'We are all going to therapy... whine whine whine.....' 'Why can't person change everything about themselves for me? whine whine whine' Just give get back to solving cases with zombies, vampires, witches and were-animals.

I now actually have sections marked in my books so I can skip the annoying scenes and just read the solving the 'case' scenes.

But all of the above is possibly why I love Ilona Andrews & Patricia Briggs so much. Witches, vampires, weird-ass magic and the relationship stuff is not the main part. It's there, but it's not whine whine whine.
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Old 05-07-2018, 12:02 PM
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Old 05-07-2018, 05:18 PM
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Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulu, the Deadly Dimensions.

There's some chapters with written-out cockney accents harder to understand than a drunken Redwall mole. Thankfully those chapters are short...but unfortunately also rather violent. There's killings aplenty and Holmes refusing to believe there is not a scientific explanation for everything. Lots of mention of this dangerous machine and Dagon. Not so much Cthulu but the garbled R'lyeh speak is all over the place in ritual chapters.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:32 PM
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I'm currently reading the third book in the Star Wars Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. The first two were Heir to the Empire and Dark Force Rising. This third one is The Last Command. The first book was very slow, but the pace has picked up some in the second and third. The series is now considered Legends, and it's fun seeing where the story doesn't match up with The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:28 AM
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https://reddit.com/r/HFY

Beware, there's more content posted here *every single day* than most people can possibly absorb. And the number of amazing stories in the archives is phenomenal.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:39 PM
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Seanan McGuire is also a reliable read. I've been reading her Incrypted series (undercover ecologist!), though I haven't gotten all of them. There are some nonhuman relationships involved, but generally not central to the plot, and she doesn't gloss over the "issues" thereof. She has another, elf-based, series that I haven't gotten to yet. And then there's her New Thing -- taking portal fantasy and going meta with it. (Centered around a Home For Young Wanderers...) Both books of that (Every Heart a Doorway, Beneath The Sugar Sky) are flat-out amazing. (Note to self: reclaim those books from my niece. ) She also writes as Mira Grant, and won a Hugo with that trilogy.
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:46 AM
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There are currently 6 books in the series as well as a Novella and a 7th book due out this November.
Whoa ... I have really fallen behind!

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I very much enjoyed 'Kenobi' which is like a Western set on Tatooine while Ben tries to figure out what to do with himself while the Lars' raise Luke. It was a fun read.
That was one of the ones I just finished. Very well written, I thought! Right now I'm reading "Jedi Twilight" which occurs very shortly after the massacre of all the Jedis. One who escaped is now making a meagre living as a private investigator in Coruscant's Blackpit slums. It has VERY few of the original trilogy characters in it (Vader is there, as is the Emperor, but that's about it) and I'm having some trouble keeping the characters straight but I suspect that's just me. I'm still really enjoying it.

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"Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions".
Never heard of it. But it does sound quite intriguing. And no, I'm not being sarcastic.

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I'm currently reading the third book in the Star Wars Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. The first two were Heir to the Empire and Dark Force Rising. This third one is The Last Command. The first book was very slow, but the pace has picked up some in the second and third. The series is now considered Legends, and it's fun seeing where the story doesn't match up with The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
I've seen that trilogy but haven't started on it (yet).

I do like the inconsistencies between the books, though. A few authors took the characters off in one direction, then some others come in and take the characters off in a totally different direction ... pick a plot, any plot.

Also reading "Slave Ship," the second book in The Bounty Hunter Wars. I'm finding it a bit slow, but I'm not that far in, so we'll see how it goes.
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