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  1. Vivatoto liked OwainGlyndwr's post in the thread Book Book Lists 2020.

    June update. Quarantine reading has been good to me. Novels: I've continued branching out thanks to digital library loans. It was great to finally read some Epictetus; I've admired his philosophy for years but this is the first time I've read it directly. The next Sullivan book was better than the first and sold me on reading the rest of his work; I'm really excited to see where the story arc concludes in the final volume. Good clean fun adventures there. I very much loved The Road and didn't find it nearly as bleak as expected—or rather it was very bleak but also very hopeful. World War Z was phenomenal, I listened to the enhanced audiobook and the performances were magnificent. I don't get the hate about the movie, to be honest. Granted, I saw it first and only now read the book, and I think I like the book better, but a) the movie was a perfectly good zombie movie and b) I'm not sure if trying to 'accurately' tell the novel as a film would really work. But yeah the novel was great. Charles Portis was an unparalleled treasure and one of the finest American writers and I reread Masters of Atlantis for my birthday so it was pretty great. Finally, I loved 'Salem's Lot and will definitely be reading it again. Other: Detective Comics was good, Jim Gordon as Batman has had some fun moments and some weird ones but overall I liked it. Amazing Spider-Man and Captain Marvel were both great, they're some of my favorite running series. Rose and Grimm Fairy Tales were both okay, neither are outstanding but I like them enough to continue. And Monstress and Gideon Falls were both absolutely brilliant and highly recommended. I'll probably need to reread both sometime because those plots are convoluted. Overall a great month of reading and I'm well ahead of being on track for my yearly goal. For July I'm finishing up a couple of pending comic series (Batman, Shutter, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Man) and a few library books (Neverending Story, Collapsing Empire, Shrinking Man, Curse of Chalion) and then working through some of the books on my shelves I've been meaning to get to, gonna try to knock off a few in July and then get back to Shannara and Stormlight in August and probably another horror.

    Aug 5, 2020 at 11:22 AM
  2. Vivatoto liked Garrett's post in the thread Book Book Lists 2020.

    July: 10 1. Jonathan M. Metzl - Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland 2. Nathan W. Pyle - Stranger Planet 3. Rudy Francisco - Helium 4. Robert Jordan - A Crown of Swords 5. Drew Dyck - Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible & Brain Science 6. Hank Green - A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor 7. Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD - Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? 8. Mary Robinette Kowal - The Relentless Moon 9. Robert Jordan - The Path of Daggers 10. Robert Jordan - Winter's Heart

    Aug 5, 2020 at 11:21 AM
  3. Vivatoto liked JayLightBeer's post in the thread Comic Book Comic Books.

    Finally getting started on Ex-Machina. Such a big Vaughn fan and that was one I didn't start. Family Tree is getting good. Ascender is gaining momentum for me. Deadly Class is losing a bit of steam for me finishing up Bone Machine.

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:36 PM
  4. Vivatoto replied to the thread Book The Fantasy Books Thread.

    There's also a new ICE Malazan, new Abercrombie and the last Baru Cormorant

    Aug 1, 2020 at 5:44 PM