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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #420 on: May 15, 2021, 07:37:12 PM »
Rhythm of War: Book Four of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.  Epic series, but a really good read.
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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #421 on: May 30, 2021, 01:48:36 PM »
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Rhythm of War: Book Four of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.  Epic series, but a really good read.
I’m totally into Sanderson. I’ve read virtually everything he’s written including ROW. I was able to get him to sign some books for me the last time he was at SDCC a few years ago.


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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #422 on: May 30, 2021, 02:25:57 PM »
I've read a couple of great making-of film books:
"Made Men: The Making of Goodfellas and the Reboot of the American Gangster Picture" by Glenn Kenny You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

"Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused" by Melissa Maerz You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

"Alright, Alright, Alright" is a great oral history that talked to nearly EVERYONE involved in making that film, and is a great peak inside indie filmmaking (to be fair: it was 'indie' in sensibility for the most part, though writer/director Linklater's first studio film w/a mostly professional crew).  As a huge Scorsese fan I knew A LOT of what was in "Made Men" but it's also a good read.  I read "Made Men" in only a few days, and "Alright, Alright, Alright" in maybe a week so fairly quick reads for movie buffs

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #423 on: June 02, 2021, 05:48:02 PM »
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I’m totally into Sanderson. I’ve read virtually everything he’s written including ROW. I was able to get him to sign some books for me the last time he was at SDCC a few years ago.


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I thought he saved the Wheel of Time series.  As much as it started out really well, Jordan just seemed to have it plod along the last couple/the books he did.  Not to sound disrespectful for the deceased man, but Sanderson I thought did a phenomenal job.
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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #424 on: April 11, 2022, 06:51:49 AM »
I have a LCS that I do love, owner is great, yada yada. I want him to succeed, but there are times that Amazon can undercut him by $20 and sometimes is painful. Have any of you been in this position?

I'm trying to save for Europe but I want to support the comic shop, so where do you draw the line?

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #425 on: April 11, 2022, 07:27:01 AM »
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I have a LCS that I do love, owner is great, yada yada. I want him to succeed, but there are times that Amazon can undercut him by $20 and sometimes is painful. Have any of you been in this position?

I'm trying to save for Europe but I want to support the comic shop, so where do you draw the line?

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I have told my students every year of my 43 year career to sell their body to science or whatever it took to get off this continent and see the world. I’ll support your comic shop while you're gone.


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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #426 on: April 11, 2022, 07:29:44 AM »
Ok! I'll just read on Hoopla, though it pains me, I do love the actual book.

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #427 on: April 11, 2022, 07:31:37 AM »
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Ok! I'll just read on Hoopla, though it pains me, I do love the actual book.

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There’s nothing quite like the feel (and smell) of a real book.


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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #428 on: April 26, 2022, 08:37:48 PM »
After several failed attempts over the years, I'm finally plodding my way through The Silmarillion. For some reason, Tolkien's prose and sentence structure is off-putting to me, and I often have to re-read paragraphs to fully grok the passage. But I am now 1/3 of the way through, which is like 40 pages more than any other prior attempt.

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #429 on: May 05, 2022, 08:11:43 AM »
I am reading Brandon Sanderson’s cosmere books on repeat!

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #430 on: May 08, 2022, 03:16:32 PM »
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Rhythm of War: Book Four of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson.  Epic series, but a really good read.

Does he regularly come to SDCC? I know he said he has been creating more white space since COVID but I’m really hoping he is coming to SDCC

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #431 on: May 08, 2022, 03:34:52 PM »
He’s been there a few times, but I think the last time he was there was 2017 or 2018. I’ve gotten books signed by him there.

He hasn’t done any cons since the pandemic except his own con late last year (which I think he’ll host again this year).

He did mention not having any cons on his schedule allowed him to write those four secret books that he put on Kickstarter.

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Re: Books - What are you reading?
« Reply #432 on: May 09, 2022, 05:28:52 AM »
Darn. I think we are trying to figure out if we can do SDCC and Dragonsteel Con next year. I have to get my leatherbound Mistborn books signed. And then we have Words of Radiance leatherbound coming out next year. Have you ordered Era 2 Book 4 yet?
I’m so excited for SPs. I haven’t watched any of the spoiler content. We got LB Elantris when we filled out our backerkit surveys, so we’re only missing LB Warbreaker.

I got my boss and working on another coworker reading Sanderson’s cosmere. I’m so excited to have office friends to talk to about it.