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Where are you in Fantasyland? July 2018


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Jul 1, 2:04pm Top

Getting the new month started.

Edited: Jul 1, 5:18pm Top

I started Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson today, it'll be my home read so I won't be reading it fast...well I don't expect to read it fast but you never know.

Edited: Jul 2, 6:35am Top

I’m in the kingdom of Carthya with Bevan Conner and Sage, grooming The False Prince.

Jul 3, 9:41am Top

Jul 3, 6:35pm Top

Trekking in Turkey with a Tanuki in the American Gods-esque Rise of Gods by Dyrk Ashton.

Jul 3, 10:26pm Top

I'm in a piece of the Edge near Olympia (I assume Washington) for Fate's Edge.

Jul 4, 7:57pm Top

Next into my reading rotation is The Element of Fire by Martha Wells.

Jul 6, 11:23pm Top

Jul 9, 1:21am Top

I've been in realityland for a while, coming back now and then to read #1 from Tad Williams' new Osten Ard trilogy. I've read criticism that the characters are not canny enough. Like the world is ending but they are too dumb to notice. I'm not feeling it, I wasn't that frustrated - the heroes from the first books are done now. There's new ones coming, and they are very problematic, non-standard, anything but vanilla! How is the writer going to get out of this? I feel as though he is preying on my intellect rather than my sympathies and I appreciate his confidence in me as a reader. I got some real shocks and laughs. Things are set up really well for the next books. Back to realityland. See you in October!

Edited: Jul 9, 3:31am Top

I’m back in the Six Dutches, going on Assassin’s Quest with Fitz and co. for the third book in the group read.

Jul 9, 6:52am Top

Added Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke into my reading rotation.

Edited: Jul 9, 7:50am Top

Ooh; and while I wait for the kids’ swimming classes to finish I’m visiting Wellmet to investigate The Magic Thief.

Jul 9, 9:49am Top

Spending some time in the modern world (in the "very near future") with Crosstalk.

Jul 9, 9:57am Top

Most of the way through The Fall of the Shell. The Pelbar Cycle loses a bit of its lustre in this fourth volume, but I still really like the world building in this series.

Jul 11, 8:19pm Top

Finished The Element of Fire by Martha Wells. Really enjoyed it.

Next up is Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik.

Jul 12, 1:04pm Top

Just finished Glamour in Glass by Mary Robinette Kowal. A fun second entry in the series.

>15 seitherin: I am so excited for Spinning Silver -- I have it on hold at the library, but might very well just end up buying it before that.

Jul 12, 6:23pm Top

I am in Prague with Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Jul 12, 10:21pm Top

>16 curioussquared: I haven't read much of Spinning Silver yet, but I like it so far. There are three POV characters so far.

Jul 13, 7:44am Top

Going back in time a bit for a re-read of Master of the Five Magics... an old favorite, which I just noticed has a new book come out in 2017, so seems like an appropriate time for a re-read.

Jul 16, 9:58pm Top

Just finished Hounded by Kevin Hearne. Disappointing. I love the genre (what I call Supernatural Fiction) and he musters all the usual elements, but handles them heavy-handedly; the suspense is limp, and the whole thing is marred with some sophomoric humor (e.g., his animal companion -- standard element -- is a male Irish Wolfhound whose dream is to have a harem of French poodles in heat). I managed to finish it but don't expect to read more of the series.

Jul 19, 7:01pm Top

Finished Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Really enjoyed it.

Jul 19, 8:05pm Top

I'm watching Armageddon come about, or not, in Good Omens.

Jul 20, 2:42pm Top

>22 mattries37315: Have fun with it. Have you seen the film The Omen? It’s a mickey-take of that.

The London Orbital Motorway (M25) is one of those that you seem to get in every country that are supposed to relieve the pressure of traffic and end up being constantly mired in roadworks and traffic jams and don’t make things any better. Aka the dread signal Odega.

Jul 20, 3:11pm Top

>23 humouress: Not really, bits and pieces but it was too boring to catch my interest. I have a general understanding of the plot to get the riffs the book is taking.

Jul 23, 11:57am Top

Just wrapped up a pleasant one-off read with The Laurentine Spy, and no am going to be spending some time in The Widow's House.

Jul 23, 12:21pm Top

I went through the Six Duchies and the Mountain Kingdom on Assassin's Quest and then spent a few Summers at Castle Auburn.

Jul 24, 5:04pm Top

Finished Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Enjoyed it muchly. Very hopeful story.

Edited: Aug 2, 1:48pm Top

I’ve been up and down the Riverland of Rathillien with Jame in Seeker’s Mask.

On to August, when I plan to stay on Rathillien.

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