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BlackishSlate
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Hey everybody. I was just cleaning out my bookmarks folder and I was reminded of this forum. It seems a little sparse in here so I thought I'd make a post and talk about some books.

I've been splitting my time between Richard Rorty's Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. I'm enjoying them both immensely.

What are you all currently reading, and why? If you're not reading something right now, then what is the best book that you've read in the past year?

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Just finished the Broken Earth trilogy which was great. I've also been recommending the Louise Penny mysteries. They are wonderful.
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I am currently reading the seventh book in Xanth series. It is very enjoyable so far.

In the evenings I am reading Skulduggery Pleasant: Resurrection.

ETA: Finished the Xanth book yesterday. Now I am rereading Seventh Son.

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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. Love the series, whimsical, funny, good character arcs.
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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. The book comes out next week, but Tor has released the first 32 chapters free on their website.
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quote:
Originally posted by Sean Monahan:
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. The book comes out next week, but Tor has released the first 32 chapters free on their website.

I couldn't bring myself to read 32 chapters of a book I know is about to come out.
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quote:
Originally posted by JanitorBlade:
quote:
Originally posted by Sean Monahan:
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. The book comes out next week, but Tor has released the first 32 chapters free on their website.

I couldn't bring myself to read 32 chapters of a book I know is about to come out.
I kind of wish now that I hadn't. The pacing of only reading 3 chapters/week was off from how I'd normally be reading for myself. Also, in the interim of waiting for each new release, I perused the reader discussions taking place after each 3-chapter release, and I did not like that, but could not stay away. It detracted from my enjoyment of the first read-through as a single-user experience.
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I just bought Origin by Dan Brown, I'm reading it this weekend
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Katherine and I are moving through the audiobook version of Oathbringer. I'll have to look up Origin.
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