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MrT
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2022 Reads Continued

TGAT:S I've vowed to finish this mammoth trilogy in four parts by mid 2023. Started the series in 2016.

THATL- that Bonkers Twist was not good. Think it's my least favourite of Sagers

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Branwen
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#AlphabetGame #LetterW
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Chaplin invites you to his Ted Talk about one of the fantasy genre's most underrated authors, Tad Williams! 😹 He's so fantastic and I can never understand why more people aren't reading his works! The Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series - the first book is pictured here - is particularly excellent! Especially if you love old school fantasy epics! 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #chaplin

Leftcoastzen 😂😸I would LOVE to hear his Ted Talk! 3mo
ravenlee Wouldn‘t this be a Tad Talk? 3mo
shanaqui I reread the first book recently and then stalled. Gotta start again soon, I think! 3mo
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Branwen @ravenlee Yes! 😹💕 @Leftcoastzen He would appreciate the audience, I'm sure! 😹 @shanaqui It does have it's slow moments, that's for sure! But it's totally worth it in the end! ❤️📚 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Chaplin is so handsome 😻💙 3mo
Branwen @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww, thank you so much! 😻 3mo
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HeyT
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HAPPY #BOOKSPIN DAY TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE!
Has my chunkster curse continued? Yes it has thank you for asking. Lol I‘m still quite a bit behind for the year but I‘m still so hyped for this day each month. As always thank you to @TheAromaofBooks for hosting.

TheAromaofBooks The only way to break the chunkster curse may be... to not put chunksters on your list 😂 (edited) 4mo
HeyT @TheAromaofBooks lol I know but my list is made up of books I need for a different challenge. I /think/ from now on there aren't too many more to go on though so fingers crossed. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks They are extra satisfying to check off as well!! 4mo
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xicanti
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My mini chard tart experiment was a success! Hello, leafy greens for breakfast.

I‘m gonna push on through the last 80 pages of THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR today. While I‘ve enjoyed some parts, this reread has been way more of a slog than a delight. I‘ll give STONE OF FAREWELL 50-100 pages, but if it hits me the same way as TDC did I‘ll be bailing.

I‘ll also keep thinking lots of tl;dr thoughts about how Teenage Me and Adult Me‘s tastes differ.

Larkken There are a number of books that I adored as a teenager that I‘m afraid to reread and ruin the memory for just this reason 😭 1y
mandarchy What is a chard tart? I love chard! Is that chicken on top? I'm off to Google this... 1y
xicanti @Larkken it‘s weird—for the most part, I‘ve found I can still reread the stuff I read multiple times when I was young, but the books I only read once are way less likely to resonate with Adult Me. I‘m pretty sure this book is objectively better than some of the other teenage reads I still like, but it still failed to click with me. Sadness. 1y
xicanti @mandarchy it‘s actually a sweet chard tart! I can‘t find the link to the recipe, but it combines wilted and blanched chard with poached raisins, almonds, cinnamon, sugar, and an egg in a cookie-like crust, with apple on top. I usually make a full size, lidded version, but decided to try mini open faced tarts this time. 1y
mandarchy @xicanti is okay, I would prefer a savory version. There are so many foods I can't eat, apples and fructose being some of them. It looks delicious though. 😋 1y
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xicanti
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My uncle sent over some homemade focaccia and I was honourbound to eat it while I finished another chunk of THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR. I‘m a little more caught up in the epic sweep now I‘m closer to the end, but I‘m still gonna need a break before I can finish the last hundred-odd pages.

Texreader Yum!! 1y
xicanti @Texreader it was SO GOOD! I wish I had a full loaf. 1y
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xicanti
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Lunch with THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR. I keep slipping in and out of this one, y‘all. I like it well enough, but I LOVELOVELOVED it when I was fourteen and I can‘t seem to recapture that, even as a nostalgia thing.

Angeles That has happened to me with a few of my childhood/teenage favorites. It makes clear how much you change even though you feel you are the same 1y
humouress 😕 I loved it too. But I remember it as an epic door stopper and have been reluctant to re-read it - although I‘m planning to, soon, before I read the new series. 1y
xicanti @Angeles in this case, I think being the same age as the protagonist helped me forge a fast connection with him, which carried me through some of the slower patches. Now I‘m way older and way less patient with the setup scenes you get in so many epic fantasies. 1y
xicanti @humouress it‘s verrrrry long, and it feels it. I‘ve found some chapters really engaging, but a lot of them feel like setup for the wider conflict to come. I‘m not as patient with that sort of thing now as I was when I was new to epic fantasy. 1y
Angeles Interesting. I had not thought about that 1y
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xicanti
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Time for another chunk of THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR, plus a piece of the chard tart I made yesterday.

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xicanti
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I‘m still doing the unofficial Bookspin participant thing, and this month‘s draw decreed I should finally reread THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR. It‘ll be my in-between book for the next little while.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Three are soooo so many books I haven't yet read...and here I am re-reading this again. 😝

I can't help myself. It's comfort. It's home. It's...safe. 🥰

In my defense I'm listening to the audio this go-around, which I have never done before soooo... 🤷‍♂️

Anyone else re-read for comfort? What's your go to?

LazyOwl Yes, definitely. I'm doing a reread of the Abhorsen books. I also like to reread the Belgariad and the Deathgate Cycle (first book is tagged) books and a few others as well. 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @LazyOwl 👏👏 Nice. I should totally add Deathgate on my 'to re-read' list I have fond but distant memories of it. I'm listening to Dragonbone Chair as audio but physically I'm re-reading Black Sun Rising which is the 1st book of the Coldfire trilogy (tagged). 2020 & 2021 have been all about re-reads for me! I should re-visit Eddings too! It's been ages! 2y
Orchid_1000bookmarks I‘m re reading The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert—— this is a comfort for me because I didn‘t really like a few bookmarks I read previously and reading a very well written book is so much comfort for me. 2y
Soubhiville I reread sometimes. I‘m a fantasy series rereader mostly. The Harry Potter books, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and Jacqueline Carey‘s Kushiel series. I‘m not sure it‘s for comfort consciously, I just like returning to my favorite stories. (I get this from my dad who was always reading LOTR. Literally always.) (edited) 2y
intothehallofbooks I love rereading. My favorite comfort reread is Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. I‘ve read it a zillion times and find new things about it every time. It‘s SO GOOD and reading it feels like a soft, warm blanket to me. Also, The Hobbit because it‘s pretty much perfect. 2y
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xicanti
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I‘m gonna post a book (or series) from my TBR every day until I‘ve shared the lot. No descriptions. No explanations. Just a whole bunch of books I haven‘t read yet.

This is Day 46.

(Okay, let‘s ditch the no-explanations thing here. These are the only rereads on La TBR. I fell hard for them 23 years ago, took ages to source my own copies from thrift stores &similar, and never actually reread ‘em once I got ‘em. 🤷‍♀️)

#LaTBRrevealed

RamsFan1963 I have this series. I think it's going to be my big summer read of 2021. They're all chunksters so I got to get up the stamina to plow through. 2y
xicanti @RamsFan1963 it‘s definitely a major undertaking. 2y
Nutmegnc Looks like my set circa 1990-something 😍🔥 2y
xicanti @Nutmegnc I‘m glad I found the copy of THE DRAGONBONE CHAIR with the little 90s window! 2y
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