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Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 08-18-18 12:31 PM Link | Quote
I've gotten back into reading comics. I mean, I'd always been reading trade paperbacks, but I've actually been going to the comic shops and tracking down issues that I want to read and collect ("Saga" lately since waiting for the trade is ridiculous and I heard there was a major death.)

In my own way, I want to help support the industry again.

Anyway, Rogue and Gambit finally got married.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 09-12-18 11:19 PM Link | Quote
Finished "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" with the clients. Now, I'm apparently going to start reading the novelization to "Star Wars: A New Hope" because a client requested it.

For some reason it's gotten around work that I'm obsessed with Star Wars.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 02-11-19 12:50 AM Link | Quote
Almost done with "How To Train Your Dragon," which I've been reading out loud to my clients.

Otherwise I've started reading Michelle McNamara's "I'll Be Gone in the Dark," about the Golden State Killer, and the memoir "Black Klansman."

For some reason I tend to read more non-fiction and can't get into fiction almost at all.
Elara

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Since: 08-15-04
From: Ferelden

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Posted on 06-10-19 12:28 AM Link | Quote
How was "I'll Be Gone in the Dark"? I have been meaning to pick it up.

New books for the year:

"Frame Up" - Woman that works for a comic book publisher in Los Angeles gets pulled into a murder investigation when it appears that a serial killer is recreating events from the publisher's iconic superhero line... that is about to be relaunched. It was very entertaining.

"Victoria" - Historical fiction on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria. I believe there was a show based on it? It was actually very entertaining and I think did a lot to draw attention to a figure who is mostly looked at later in her life.

"Smoke & Summons" - Centered around a girl named Sandis, who has been sold into service as a human vessel for a spirit known as a numina and used as a living weapon by her master. She chooses to run in order to save herself.

"Myths & Mortals" - The second book in the numina series. Continuing adventures of Sandis as she tries to ensure her former master's plans do not succeed.

"The Hangman's Daughter" - Set in 17th century Bavaria, the novel not only is about solving a series of murders and saving an innocent midwife from being executed for witchcraft... it actually goes into the role of hangmen in German society, how they operated, how they were viewed. It was all really interesting. Turns out the author based his main character after one of his actual ancestors.

"Dark Monk" - Sequel to Hangman's Daughter. I am currently reading it, but this one involves a mysterious band of robbers hiding in the woods around the region and the poisoning of a local priest that may be tied to a hunt for hidden Templar treasure.

"The Handmaiden's Tale" - Actually reading this for the book club. I plowed through the first 24 chapters on my flight home from Chicago, so I had to stop and switch over to Dark Monk until the rest of the group catches up. I have never watched the show, but I know enough about it that the early confusing things made a bit more sense.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 06-11-19 10:28 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Elara
How was "I'll Be Gone in the Dark"? I have been meaning to pick it up.

I only got through the first few chapters. I just haven't had the time. What I read was really good. Michelle did a massive amount of research and it shows. She writes sympathetically toward the victims.


Anyway, finally read "James and the Giant Peach" to my clients. They enjoyed it.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 09-10-19 07:27 PM Link | Quote
Reading "The Halloween Tree" by Ray Bradbury to my clients. It's going OK.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 09-03-20 06:53 PM Link | Quote
Since quarantine has given me some time, I've been reading a lot and ordering the books through Bookshop.org to support independent stores (because fuck Amazon.)

Since starting lockdown, I've read:

- "Seducing and Killing Nazis: Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII"
by. Sophie Poldermans

- "Voodoo in New Orleans"
by. Robert Tallant

- "The Lost Diary Of Count Von Cosel"
by. Carl Von Cosel and David L Sloan IV

- "Heimskringla"
by Snorri Sturlusson

- "The Pirate Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans"
by Robert Tallant

- "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present"
by. Harriet A. Washington

- "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs"
by. Caitlin Doughty

- "Fangs"
by. Sarah Andersen


And right now I'm working my way through "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann and "Boxcar Bertha: An Autobiography."
Xeoman

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Since: 08-14-04
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Posted on 09-08-20 04:52 PM Link | Quote
I've read Star Wars books this year...

Original Thrawn trilogy, the EU ep7-9 and vastly better than the Disney movies:
Heir to the Empire
Dark Forces Rising
The Last Command
- All Timothy Zahn. Can't wait to read more of his stuff.

Darth Plageuis = my favorite so far. Holy crap this was incredible and impressively dark/serious for SW. It is 100% dedicated to focusing on two villains and that was freaking awesome.

Started up...

Labyrinth of Evil, which is the first in the "Dark Lord" trilogy (with the apparently extremely good novelization of Ep3 being the second book). James Luceno did books 1 here and the third one, who also did Darth Plageuis. I can tell this guy is going to be one of my favorite SW authors.
Rogue
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Since: 08-17-04

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Posted on 09-15-20 11:40 AM Link | Quote
Finished "Killers of the Flower Moon" pretty quickly and then quickly went through "Beyond the Dark Veil" and another book, "Freak Babylon," but the reading's been slow going since.

My To Read pile has like 50 books in it, and I grabbed this one on a WWII spy named Virginia Hall, but it's such a dry book and she's super judgey about sex workers, referring to them as her "tart friends." Trying to get SOMETHING finished I picked up where I left off in this graphic novel "Kings in Disguise," but it's also been super dry.

So now I'm in the middle of five books or so, just trying to finish something.
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