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Old 09-03-21, 12:03 PM
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Well, it'll be a while until I post again here ... just started this monster!

Over 1500 pages on the Kindle Despite reading a couple of online summaries of the previous books, it's still taking me some time to get back up to speed with everyone and everything. Supposedly there's only one more book after this to wrap up the big story. And unlike other fantasy authors, Sanderson is good about delivering on what he says.
Finally finished. It was good, but felt like a slog at times (and certainly didn't seem like it needed to be as long as it was).
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Read:



I have read bits and pieces over the years but decided to read it through. What a labor of love this book must have been for the writers which includes footnotes, faux ads, and appendices. A fun complement to the TV series.
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Old 09-14-21, 11:54 AM
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I had to give up on the Wheel of Time series halfway through book four. So much repetition, over-explaining, lack of forward movement. I might get back to them after I read a few other books, but I'm tapping out for now.

Started:



The City and the Stars - Arthur C Clarke
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Finished a couple of short horror novels:

My second Riley Sager book (who I found out is a guy despite always having female main characters and a gender-neutral name). Less a slasher/horror, and more a twisty mystery/thriller (in the vein of things like Girl on a Train, Girl in the Window). I enjoyed it for what it was.


My first Grady Hendrix novel. An odd mix of tones. At times, has the cheesy 80s vibe that the cover suggests. Especially with the exorcist character, a bodybuilder that battle demons focusing Jesus with the strength of his muscles (ala 80s cheese-fest Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare)! At other times, got into heavy and uncomfortable teen melodrama. Overall I liked it, and will certainly check out other Grady Hendrix books (which I'm guessing are in the same vein).
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My first Grady Hendrix novel. Overall I liked it, and will certainly check out other Grady Hendrix books (which I'm guessing are in the same vein).
Highly recommend the new Grady Hendrix: The Final Girl Support Group
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Old 09-15-21, 11:36 AM
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Highly recommend the new Grady Hendrix: The Final Girl Support Group
I was actually going to read the Southern Book Club book first (since it seems to be his most popular, at least on Goodreads). But in the introduction he commented how it was written as a spiritual follow-up to Best Friend's Exorcism (although not an outright sequel) so I changed my mind and read that one first.
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I was actually going to read the Southern Book Club book first (since it seems to be his most popular, at least on Goodreads). But in the introduction he commented how it was written as a spiritual follow-up to Best Friend's Exorcism (although not an outright sequel) so I changed my mind and read that one first.
Southern Book Club is also a good time. Can't go wrong with either imo.
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Still reading Reaganland, by one of my favorite authors, Rick Perlstein. I believe he also wrote Nixonland (one of my favorite books) and Days of Rage (another favotire of mine). I'm trying to pace myself with this book, cause I know he only does one ever four or five years or so....But I'm super enjoying it...Learned a lot more about the ERA that I didn't know, and I've learned other things as well. Just a fantastic book by a fantastic author...Can't wait to read his next one...

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