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First time chiming in here.

Been reading the Legend of the Condor Heroes (English translated version) by Jin Yong (pen name of Louis Cha who departed recently) Book I. A classic novel of martial arts intrigue. Fast paced and manages to hold my attention, which tends to get very short most of the time :p  

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Is Anna Holmwood the translator? I've been getting around to starting the series, but the books are expensive import editions.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson – a great science book for non-scientists:

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It sat on my bookshelf for years – it's a long book, but it's easy to read because Bryson is a great storyteller.

Highly recommended.

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Hillbilly Elegy. I have a million issues with what it doesn't explore, but after just returning from a family visit in rural Ohio, and the direction things seem to be going in those specific townships/villages, I can't deny much of what it does.  In the end it's a memoir and memoirs have inherent limitations.

Next up is supposedly the one - Nancy Isenberg's White Trash.

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I finished the series over the holiday. What a fun ride that was!

Rowling created a magnificent world, and I had a wonderful time in the 2-months I spent there while reading the books.

I have a lot of respect for her in getting people exited to read books again.

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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman – follow-up prequel to the Golden Compass trilogy (His Dark Materials) in the new trilogy, The Book of Dust

One of the best novels I've read in the last few years – can't wait for the next book to come out.

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The 2nd book in the trilogy, The Secret Commonwealth, is due this October:

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On 4/13/2019 at 10:48 PM, Dusty Chalk said:

Finally finished Blood of the Gods by David Mealing (Book 2 of The Ascension Cycle).  Can't wait for book 3.

Resuming The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss (Book 2 of The Kingkiller Chronicles).

Long since finished Wise Man’s Fear; read everything by “Forthright”; now reading the Mistborn series, on book 3.

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