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Post by Nishankly on Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:33 am

I come from a book reading family, my grandmother had a separate room always for all the prime English books even in old times in newly formed India. My mom and sister did the same. I tried but I could never get into it.

Me, I was always into sports, I chose 4-5 hours of play after school rather than books and the only influence on me was me finishing the Famous 5, LOTR and a bit of HP (of course influenced by my age), I did do a bit of Dan Brown, Poirot as well.

That said, I would love to come into this, but I just don't/can't have the concentration span, any help?

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Post by Blue on Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:06 am

We live in an increasingly visually stimulant world, where our faculty to visualize is diminishing. Reading books requires active visualization, and it may take some time get into the groove. But I do believe we are all capable of it, so two things.

1. Stay patient, know that at first it will be difficult Since visualization is like a muscle and for many of us this is rarely used on a regular basis.

2. Read what interests you. If it is fantasy, sci fi, historical, etc.
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Post by elitedam on Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:34 am

@Blue wrote:
@RealGunner wrote:
@Blue wrote:Anyone has Kindle unlimited? I wonder if it is worth it, want to know if virtually every book is available through its subscription.


Do you want it legally? The books?


Either way, I do find books through torrents. Could be time consuming honestly. Downloading then transfer to my device.

If you know an app or website with huge collection and reliability I would like to hear it.




https://libgen.is/
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Post by MJ on Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 pm

@elitedam wrote:
@Blue wrote:
@RealGunner wrote:


Do you want it legally? The books?


Either way, I do find books through torrents. Could be time consuming honestly. Downloading then transfer to my device.

If you know an app or website with huge collection and reliability I would like to hear it.




https://libgen.is/


good alternative if it's not on libgen:

https://z-lib.org/
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Post by Firenze on Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:57 pm

5 days until The Trouble With Peace, the second book in the new First Law trilogy :bow:
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Post by Firenze on Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:53 am

Finished The Trouble With Peace, the second book in Abercrombie's Age of Madness trilogy.

Thought it was pretty well written, well paced. Good read. Though it's very much a stretch to really classify it as fantasy these days, even compared to the original trilogy, it feels more like historical fiction.

I'm also struggling to get invested into the new POV's compared to the original trilogy. Characters have more depth to them here, though, I reckon.

3.5/5 for me, the only concerning thing is that I don't have much hype going into the third and final book that releases a year from now, but I'm sure it'll deliver.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:57 am

Just finished it too. Honestly I thought it was great: the crisp dialogue, pacing, character development for most arcs and earned plot twists. Definitely had a hard time putting it down.

I agree it seemed to wrap too many loose ends for a 2nd entry, but there's plenty of ground to cover with the Breakers.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:24 pm

@kaladin reading RoW yet?
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Post by Robespierre on Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:36 pm

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:15 am

Great read, brings me back to my teenage years
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Post by Myesyats on Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:08 pm

The new Barack Obama book seems interesting....I heard he is as great a writer as he is an orator.

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