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post #761 of 771 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 08:55 PM
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Reading START HERE by Nate Klemp. it's a simplified, scientific approach to well being. Movement, meditation, mindfulness.
Movement is easy, I do a lot more than the minimum the book recommends. I'm getting better at meditation, it takes practice. Mindfulness is hard. It's not easy to let go of the thoughts that trouble me. I've had them for so long. Proving them wrong hurts.

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post #762 of 771 (permalink) Old 12-23-2016, 11:39 PM
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Reading The Curse of Chalion. It's been pretty good so far. It's a bit of a slow burner, but it has dug its teeth into me for the most part, about 20% into the book.
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Its a scifi story about the moon being struck by an unknown object and shearing into fragments.

Over time the fragments collide breaking what's left into smaller pieces.

Eventually the pieces rain down on the earth causing mass extinction.

Its not bad. But not as good as Heinlein, H.G. Hells and other top tier authors.
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Finished 3 books in the last week or two.

1. The Curse of Chalion - A REALLY good read, in my opinion. I am not at all a fan of "court" type books, you know, kings and queens and court politics, I do not like them. However, this book is only PART court politics, the rest is.... well, I won't spoil anything, but everything comes together in a way that makes for a really good fantasy novel. It's a bit of a "slow burn", but it's really solid all around.

2. The Night Circus - A very interesting premise. Two children are magically bound to compete with each other by force in a magical "arena" for as long as it takes (many years), until one of them dies. It's written a bit oddly, and there are issues with the book for sure. It's overall a good read and I'd recommend it, but the premise sounds way better than the actual execution of what it's trying to do. Still, an interesting one for sure.

3. Bird Box - It follows a mother and her two children who are trying to survive in a post apocalyptic world where monsters that roam outside make you turn violent, then make you kill yourself, if you see them for even only a second. Thus, anyone who is still alive must be locked inside with windows boarded up so they can't see outside, and if they ever do go outside, must blindfold themselves. Looking at any of these creatures, for just a single second, ends your life. I really enjoyed this one. It's a debut novel and as such it doesn't have a lot of character depth, but for a debut novel it's pretty dang good and I really did enjoy this book quite a bit.

Looking for a new one to read now. I'm still thinking about buying Prince of Fools, but I'll see what else I can find first.
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Skimmed through two poker books, still reading up a business book called Strength Finder 2.0 which I highly recommend for anyone in management. Then finished Sandra Lansky's bio about herself and infamous father.

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Never read this author's work.

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Decided to read through The Name of the Wind again.
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post #768 of 771 (permalink) Old 02-27-2017, 01:04 PM
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Decided to read through The Name of the Wind again.
Wish I could like this a few hundred times.

I started Retribution Falls but got distracted by other things and haven't gone back to it yet. It was pretty good going from the first couple chapters, though. I need to get back to that one.
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Wish I could like this a few hundred times.

I started Retribution Falls but got distracted by other things and haven't gone back to it yet. It was pretty good going from the first couple chapters, though. I need to get back to that one.
It was an amazing read the first time through. will probably take me some time this time as I am reading in between class stuff. But just the way it is written hooks me whenever I pick it up.

I have the second book but I never got around to it and it has been so long since I read the first one I figured I would review it before moving on.

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Good stuff. I hope you get through it so you can read the second, I am interested in your thoughts on it.
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