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text 2018-08-03 04:15
Reading progress: 30%.
Thornlost - Melanie Rawn

I feel like one of those audience members yelling at the character in the horror movie to not go in the basement.

 

Racial purity is rearing its vile, ignorant, rationalizing head.

 

The book is in a fantasy genre series with a group of magical players traveling about and not completely unaware of some class and gender differences in their medieval-ish society.

 

But now there are stirrings of the "other" (impure, other race, mongrel) versus the "pure" with all the hate and violence and purging that leads to.

 

And the characters aren't seeing it.  Bewildered and cluelessly not imagining where things could go.  

 

Well, not yet.  Headed there, I think, because a rival group already trying to sabotage them throughout the series is clearly on the racial purity side.  Every red flag and clue I see, so far they are not getting.

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text 2018-08-03 03:14
Reading progress: 25%.

"He" being an adult, Mieka.

 

 

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text 2018-08-03 00:47
Reading progress: 6%

 

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text 2018-08-01 22:37
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Thornlost - Melanie Rawn

For some odd reason, I keep forgetting to continue this series.  I think because I promised myself to wait until more were published* then forgot to come back to.  Everyone talking of TBR piles here on booklikes and recent readathons made me look at my TBR.

 

*A favorite author but she has apparently abandoned writing next book in a couple of series I was reading -- as in, for decades.  Unless I somehow missed the publication of "Captal's Tower"? 

 

 

I'm mostly enjoying this new series -- she seems to have relaxed from the first book's deliberate use of obscure words.

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text 2018-07-02 04:05
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Paradise of Glass (The Glassblower Trilogy) - Samuel Willcocks,Petra Durst-Benning

I wasn't sure at the beginning of this book, and there were a couple of moments in the middle that made me wonder, but this ended up being a good book and the perfect ending to the story.  It is so nice to have conclusions that are actually difficult to get to and people who are not perfectly perfect.  And two of the series that I read this month really made the characters work for their happy ending

 

I get so bored with the perfect main character (especially when she's female) who meets the perfect mate (especially when they are perfectly fit, absolutely gorgeous, and somehow extremely wealthy) and everything just happens so perfectly easy with them.  Even when bad things happen, it all gets wrapped up so perfectly easy.  Even if it's a good book, when I get to the ending and my first thoughts are "that was too easy," it ruins the whole book for me, and makes me feel like I just wasted a bunch of time.

 

Now to figure out what I'm going to read next.

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