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url 2017-08-14 18:25
Going Rogue! Free range reading ... nominate and vote any book for the Sept. thru 2018 books the booklikes TOR ebook club will be reading
Tor.com Publishing's 2017 Hugo Finalist Bundle - Carrie Vaughn,Kij Johnson,Victor LaValle,Nina Allan,Seanan McGuire,Fran Wilde,Kai Ashante Wilson,N.K. Jemisin,Alyssa Wong
Dark Run - Mike Brooks
The Adventures of Little Fuzzy: From the Original Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper - Benson Parker,H. Beam Piper,Michael Whelan,David Wenzel
The Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi
All Systems Red - Martha Wells
We Will Destroy Your Planet: An Alien's Guide to Conquering the Earth (Dark) - David McIntee
Fool's Assassin - Robin Hobb
The Quiet War - Paul J. McAuley
The Phoenix in Flight - Sherwood Smith,Dave Trowbridge
Alien Tango - Gini Koch

With TOR putting their monthly ebook freebie program on hold, our booklikes bookclub is going rogue, off the grid, off schedule, free range ... nominate and vote for any books that might be remotely suited for TOR (speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction ...).

 

Above, I displayed some of the currently nominated ones; visit the link and scroll down to nominate, vote and edit your voting. (Or click the "Next Books" tab in the bookclub if you lose this post/link.)

 

Books with most votes will be our September book, the next most likley the October book  (will look at current voting in case that changes during September) ..

 

Vote for as many as you like. Nominating a book automatically votes for it. If you click "Remove" that will remove your vote, not the book.

Source: booklikes.com/book-clubs/next/88/tor-monthly-free-ebook-science-fiction-and-fantasy
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review 2017-07-27 16:05
Excellent end to the Farseer saga
Assassin's Fate - Robin Hobb

As one of my favourite authors, Robin Hobb cannot really do wrong. This last part to the trilogy - and possibly to the whole saga - is great. I really enjoyed it although I thought that it was overlong, mainly due to Fitz's repetitive introspection. It's nice to see the Liveship Traders and Farseer trilogies brought together and seemingly to a close. The writing is engaging and fascinating, full of characterisation and descriptions (but not over-described). All the major characters are involved at some point ( I needed reminding who some of them were). Thoroughly recommended but don't bother reading it if you haven't read her previous novels. Wonderful stuff.

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text 2017-03-31 16:28
Reading progress update: I've read 37 out of 591 pages.
Shaman's Crossing - Robin Hobb

Maybe it's because I've heard that it starts off great, but loses a lot of readers after a while, but I'm not hooked by this book, yet. Thirty-seven pages isn't a lot, I know, but usually by now, there's something established that keeps me wanting to read more. 

 

Going to keep going.

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text 2017-02-27 17:31
Book Haul
The Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Kama and His Nation - Susan Williams
Saga, Volume 1 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
[ Saga, Volume 2 Vaughan, Brian K. ( Author ) ] { Paperback } 2013 - Brian K. Vaughan
Snuff - Terry Pratchett
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb

My husband came home from work this morning (got to love midnight shift) and asked if I wanted to accompany him to the bookstore.

 

Well, duh!

 

What I bought:

1. Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Kama and His Nation by Susan Williams (my copy has the movie tie-in cover with David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike) - this is the true story of a heir to an African kingdom (modern day Botswana) named Seretse Kama and a white English insurance clerk who fall in love in early post-WWII England and their journey through apartheid and independence for his country. This became a film (A United Kingdom by BBC Films) recently and Waterstones had it as a featured book on the history shelves. I already peeked at the pictures in the book and their kids are freaking adorable (and now, they are probably adorable adults).

 

2. Saga Vol. 1 and 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples - cause everyone else is reading this series, I wanted to know what all the fuss was about.  I will wait and add these two volumes to my 24in48 read-a-thon TBR in July.

 

What hubby bought:

1. Snuff (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Prachett

2. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaimen

3. Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb

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text 2017-01-06 13:04
7 "Gotta-Get" Books
The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies - John Langan
Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction - Neil Gaiman
Invisible Ink: How 100 Great Authors Disappeared - Christopher Fowler
The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune - Stuart Galbraith,Stuart Galbraith IV
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith

Thus far, I've been talking about books I already own that I need to read. As much as I want to focus on that, there are quite a few books out there that I very much want to get and read this year. These aren't new releases, rather books I just haven't gotten to yet. Some are from legends in their respective fields, some are from fave authors, and some just seem nifty.

 

1.The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies - John Langan  The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies - John Langan  

 

    Just recently, I read Langan's The Fisherman, and was quite fond. Though I liked the book as a whole, the centerpiece story-within-a-story just floored me. As well, Langan's "Red Death" riff that I read in a Poe-inspired anthology was fantastic. As such,I want to get into more of his shorter works.

 

2. Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay  Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay  

 

    I read two of Kay's novels last year, and adored them. So I'm going to pick up at least this one in '17, possibly another as well.

 

3. Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb  Assassin's Apprentice - Robin Hobb  

 

    Hobb is well-known and loved in the fantasy scene, and this is the first book in the trilogy that launched her over-arching world. I have a love-hate relationship with high fantasy, but this just sounds fun.

 

4. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction - Neil Gaiman  The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction - Neil Gaiman  

 

I am a massive fan of Gaiman, have been since reading American Gods far too many years ago. Also, I dig pop-cult essays a la Hornby and Vowell. So this is a no-brainer.

 

5. Invisible Ink: How 100 Great Authors Disappeared - Christopher Fowler  Invisible Ink: How 100 Great Authors Disappeared - Christopher Fowler  

 

    I dig books about books, and stories of near-success are often more fascinating than either pure success or failure. And, I like history.

 

6. The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune - Stuart Galbraith,Stuart Galbraith IV  The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune - Stuart Galbraith,Stuart Galbraith IV  

 

    I love movies, how they're made, who makes them, the whole shebang. Also, I like exploring unfamiliar cultures. Mix two strong personalities with long, interesting careers, post-war economics and fears, and various technical and creative challenges... Dude, I am so there.

 

7. The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith  The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith  

 

    Like many people, I read and loved the Harry Potter series. Combine that with the fact that I am a long-time mystery fan, especially P.I. novels, as well as the general praise heaped upon this series, and it's surprising I haven't read  this yet. That changes this year.

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