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gallowbraids

gallowbraids

Joined June 2019

Evil is a matter of opinion.
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Slade House | David Stephen Mitchell, Research Associate at the UNESCO Centre David Mitchell
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I was thoroughly impressed with this book. It took me only two days to read and I was engrossed with the short story "chapters" that fueled the story's progression.

Two siblings survive off the souls of lured victims every nine years, and opens a great realm of an occult/fantasy theme. It is part horror, part suspense, part detective. I really enjoyes this book.

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The First Law Trilogy | Joe Abercrombie

Kind of in between reading books. Haven't found a book that has fit in to my mood as of yet. Tried reading books from some of my favorite authors, but they fall a bit flat.

Dislike this period of time from one book to the next.

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Slade House | David Stephen Mitchell, Research Associate at the UNESCO Centre David Mitchell

So... after I finish a book and go to find another to read, it ends up being a real chore. I can't just go pick up a novel of the same genre or is similar because it doesn't always feel right. Almost like having to do the waiting period after ending a relationship.

Sometimes I will read a few pages of numerous books before I settle into the -right- read. Is it just me?

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How to Be Black | Baratunde Thurston
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Ending a long time relationship is always a terrible feat to endure, and I just finished the latest book in the Tower of Babel series so my heart is doubly broken. I started reading "The Wolf in the Whale" but today's events required me to start something more lighthearted than serious.

So, it is a pick of one of these two....

megnews How to Be Black was so funny. 4mo
gallowbraids I went with that book and am enjoying it so far. I love reading books written by comedians. 4mo
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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft
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"Memory is not like a box of stationery--easy to browse, reorder, and read. No, memories accumulate like leaves upon the forest floor. They are irregular and fragile. They crumble and break upon inspection. They turn to soul the deeper you go."

How do authors come up with such heavy sentiments?

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"Dog turds" was used to tan leather back in the day in London.

Learn something new everyday. ??

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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft
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"The rich 'learn lessons.' The poor commit crimes. 'Mistakes'are generally considered a mark of the middle class."

I love this book series more than any before it. Harry Potter wasn't even this good.

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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft

When you stay up past 1 AM to read and your body wakes up at 5:30 because it thinks it is done sleeping. LOL

I read 119 pages though. Would have read more if I knew this precise thing wouldn't happen!

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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft
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Be honest, be two-faced. Nobody is the same every day. 🖤

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Been wanting this book for the last few years, but the price for a copy was always a bit much. Couldn't find it on Book Outlet but I did on Thriftbooks via the app.

Great discounted books from Book Outlet, brand new books that mainky have faint blemishes or dents. Thriftbooks seems to be books from thrift stores as the copies all seem to be a bit old if not marked as "like new."

Super excited to read this finally!

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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft

I heard on the radio this afternoon that a recent survey found that 1 in 5 people are not able to recall a single author of any kind. They found that these people do not like reading because they find books difficult to understand.

Interesting.

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Book Outlet has a summer reading sale going on! 15% off, free shipping for orders over $35. You can get most books for around $5/$7 a piece. I use ebates and get 5% cash back. Thought I would share! I got an order in yesterday of Arthur books for my son.

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Pickpick

A comprehensive cookbook to some of the popular dishes in the world of The Elder Scrolls. It features seasoning blends, alcoholic recipes, desserts, main courses, breads, and so much more. I have made the famous Sweetrolls and a Snowberry rustic pie as well as several other dishes. It is a great cookbook, very fun to read through.

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Mogworld | Yahtzee Croshaw

Thinking back on previous books. I enjoy how the rating scheme for them on here includes metal horns. 😭 This is especially wonderful because I am an avid listener of underground metal.

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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft
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"'F' is for fawning, false, and for fake, who lives to be liked by those that he hates."

Words to live by. Books render such insight and it is incredible how wonderful authors are able to bring out such insightfulness. Suppose these are things we all know very well, but sometimes are in need of reminding.

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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft
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"Here we all are. Now, what about my ride on your tea tray?"

Hilarious.

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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft
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Thanks to summer break, it has taken more than a week or two to continue reading this book. I managed to read over six books in four months and then end of the school year hit. Lucky to get a few pages in, and I don't even have any social media.

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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I rather adored the book. It managed to cover a lot of ground without feeling rushed, and it really flowed into the next novel nicely. The characters seemed realistic as well as relatable, and I enjoy the descriptions in the book because the use of adjectives and similes were not abused. They were to the point and simple so as not to interfer with the story. Fantastic read, truly. Recommend for fans of Yahtzee Croshaw.