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The Goodman

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High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning

Hm. I didn't even realize that I wanted more Ryodan and Dani. But...um...fuckin' yes please!

A Strange Hymn by Laura Thalassa

Next in the Bargainer series. This is turning out to be more erotic than I expected, however, it's a good balance between smut and plot and Thalassa writes characters who are interesting outside of the sex. So, I am pleased.
 
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Judy Garland seemed to have quite a life. She was young when she died and slumped over a toilet too? :(

I'm reading "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi!
 

The Goodman

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Reading The Emperor of Evening stars by Laura Thalassa, the prequel to the Bargainer series. More info on that badass Desmond? Yes, please! Let's hope Thalassa doesn't get ahead of herself and ruin a complex character by over explaining him.

Also at the same time, starting a new series, making the most of my KU trial, Priceless by Shannon Mayer. It is...intriguing, so far. It hasn't lost me from the quality of the writing and the main character definitely seems like someone I can enjoy long term.

But....it has the flaw of starting us right in the middle of everything. I don't know...there's something about the way it all is framed and flows that makes it feel like less of an introduction and more like the catch up summary in the beginning of books in a series already in full swing. I'm getting it, at least but the referrals and emotional beats make me feel like I'm missing something, if that makes sense.
 
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Gokushufudou: Way of the House Husband. A hilarious story about an Ex-Yakuza who lives his life as a house husband for his wife. Sadly there's no official localized release and currently you can only read fan translations. But it's a cute as hell story.

Especially how it uses Yakuza film tropes to set up mundane tasks and Tatsu's frightening appearance when he's trying to be nice and polite.

 
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'The Lost Histories Volume IV: Land of the Minotaurs' by Richard A. Knaak...a pretty low tier tie-in novel for the Dragonlance D&D setting. It's not good, but it's an easy read, and with the amount of energy I have these days easy reads are easy wins.
 

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I had to put Priceless down after 24%. That was not good at all. Needed an editor because the over-explaining and over-describing leeched the events and story of emotional impact.

Elvish by S.G. Prince

Really liking it so far! Great author's voice and I believe the characters' chemistry. Seems really high fantasy though and I'm worried about the romance hints. It feels like a "fated to fuck" thing, which I fucking hate in books. But if the author continues to focus on the relationship rather than the attraction, it won't matter if they're bonded/mates.
 

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Finally started Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson, and I think I need to apologize to my RP partners because this is eating so much of my time right now. But I cannot. Stop. Reading. It.
 

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'The Lost Histories Volume IV: Land of the Minotaurs' by Richard A. Knaak...a pretty low tier tie-in novel for the Dragonlance D&D setting. It's not good, but it's an easy read, and with the amount of energy I have these days easy reads are easy wins.
I remember that book. I really liked the Dwarves of Thorbardin triology myself. They were an easy, mindless read...in a non-judgemental way.
 
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I remember that book. I really liked the Dwarves of Thorbardin triology myself. They were an easy, mindless read...in a non-judgemental way.
Oh totally. I enjoy them because they are mindless, really easy to pick up and read a few pages of when I've got time/energy to do so. I get a great sense of accomplishment from finishing books. So even if I'm not reading anything good, I still feel like I've done something important.
 

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Oh totally. I enjoy them because they are mindless, really easy to pick up and read a few pages of when I've got time/energy to do so. I get a great sense of accomplishment from finishing books. So even if I'm not reading anything good, I still feel like I've done something important.
I agree. And the “sense of accomplishment” thing really does fit with how I feel about reading as well. Completing a journey of discovery.
 

xanaphia

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Read a shifter menage romance novella that bored the hell out of me. At least the smut scenes were decent. So sick of the "fated mates" trope. It's not a substitute for chemistry people.

And also Temper Book 2. It's erotic romance with a paranormal subplot featuring a polyam couple. I cannot stand the male LI, and wish the two female characters would dump his ass and be a happy little lesbian couple together. But he's actually improving some in the second book, and the paranormal sub-plot is intriguing me.
 

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I'm a sucker for worldbuilding and this book is chock full of it, but, if you dislike super long form fantasy maybe not so much? Still, it's the sort of epic I always wish I could form my RPs into, so...

Yes, it's that good :p
Sort of reminds me of when I Read Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, by Ken Follett.
 
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I'm reading 'Get Happy', the biography of Judy Garland.....did you know she was found dead, slumped over the toilet?....oh God, what a horrible way to go....
A not insignificant number of heart attacks (especially for men) occur on the toilet.

Currently reading (I've recently gotten back to bad habits of having multiple things on the go!): A biography of Edward I, Dune, my backlog of Fortean Times magazines, and Porno by Irvine Welsh, although I've been stalled at about half way for months now, so that might be sadly resigned back to the 'to read' pile.
 
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