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  1. Quasar

    Young Adult Fantasy

    So as I noted in my Audible thread I’ve started listening to Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson. Which from the couple of chapters so far has been pretty good. But it made me realise how all the YA fantasy writers I run into these days (such as Rogerson, Sarah J Mass, Lisa Maxwell, Elise...
  2. Quasar

    Sarah J. Maas

    So digging around youtube I see the works of miss Maas are really pretty damn popular and she is pretty prolific, though she’s not an author I’ve read or really know anyone who’s read. This I’m wonder what the rpg.net hive mind think of her works and whether there’s a standout series of hers I...
  3. Quasar

    Book Youtubers

    So recently I ran across a YouTube channel devoted to books by Merphy Napier. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7FW6FYqPLeQIXMSulBfOLw Here’s an example video: It’s really a pretty well produced channel in terms of content and presentation. Merphy reads and talks about a pretty interesting...
  4. Quasar

    Another Audible Thread

    So rather than digging up a ye olde audible thread I'm here starting anew to discuss what audible users are listening to/reading. Anyway, I got back on the audible train at the start of the year, first starting with some urban fantasy with romance (such as Elliot Kays Good Intentions series)...
  5. S

    Non-fiction, non-RPG books that have improved your GM:ing?

    I'm currently making my way through Sapiens: A brief history of humankind and as I've been reading it I've found that various worldbuilding ideas have popped into my head. As the book explores the evolution of Homo Sapiens as well as the various revolutions our species has experienced it also...
  6. Quasar

    Book Niches

    So in recent months I've fallen down a bit of a romance fiction hole, and for some reason part of that has become me looking for novels where there's strong element thats a romance between a male human and a female angel. Which I'll admit I've struggled to find many examples of, be it in urban...
  7. Quasar

    Wattpad

    So anyone very familiar with wattpad? I mean I know its an app and community where writing is shared, not that dissimilar from scribd I guess, but other than that I'm not very familiar. I ask because digging around goodreads lately I see an awful lot of references to wattpad in the comments...
  8. Quasar

    Vegetarian cookbooks

    Lately I've been pondering options to wind back a little on my redmeat consumption and to add some variety to my eating beyond things like chicken and seafood replacing said red meat. Thus i figured I might invest in a couple of introductory vegetarian tomes. Now i'd run into a couple of lists...
  9. O

    Trying to remember the name of a book series (Difficulty: Writen for for adults with reading disabilities)

    I was in primary school in England in the 1980s. In the mid to late 80s I got bored with the books for 10 year olds and some how got access to the bookshelf filled with what must have been the books for teaching adults with difficulty reading or other learning disabilities. It a fit of...
  10. chitzk0i

    Vaguely remembered books from my childhood.

    Do these books sound familiar to anyone? I read these in my childhood, most likely checked out from the public library. They had to have been published at least 20 years ago, possibly 25 or 30. Book A is set in a world where every kind of technology is a genetically engineered living thing...
  11. Quasar

    Books in 2018

    Verge posts what seems like it’s annual booklist for the next year. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/5/16833598/sci-fi-fantasy-horror-book-recommendations-2018 Need something similar for something like Locus. Not a lot in that verge list that has me hyped. I like the idea of Space...
  12. R

    Books We Are Reading 2018

    Mods, if someone else cranked it up, feel free to remove the thread. Barret Baumgart -China Lake: A Journey Into the Contradicted Heart of a Global Climate Catastrophe - Idiosyncratic look at climate change through the musings of the author centered on the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station...
  13. Shay Guy

    Good picture books for an almost-two-year-old?

    I should've thought about this earlier, but I'm not 100% on the ball regarding uncle duties -- I'm going out of town to visit family on Thanksgiving, and my two nieces are going to be there, one four and a half years old (but reading at a higher level) and the other 22 months. I decided to bring...
  14. S

    Reference books for architecture from various time periods?

    I'm looking for good reference books for architecture from various time periods. Medieval (early to late), Victorian, and maybe some stuff from around the Industrial Revolution? Perhaps also some references for architecture in the Art Deco style? The plan, of course, is to use these as...
  15. Quasar

    2017 Books

    http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/5/13811144/sci-fi-fantasy-book-recommendations-2017 So the Verge is doing book recommendations now. Hey look at that, Zahn doing a new Thrawn book. Guess I'm getting back on the SW novel train then, for this at least.
  16. Capellan

    Books We Are Reading, 2017

    Since no-one else has started it. I've read The Infinite Loop, a (translated) French graphic novel about time travel and minority rights (particularly but not exclusively LGBT rights). There's some rather gratuitous nudity, and I found the writing a little hard to follow at times. About to...
  17. M

    [Books] Recommend me some good, recent SF (or maybe even fantasy)

    So, having enjoyed LonCon a couple of years ago, I've decided I'm going to go to WorldCon in Helsinki next year. I haven't read much in the way of recent SF or fantasy in the last couple of years, and I don't really follow the scene, and I'd really like to start immersing myself a little more...
  18. S

    Books you couldn't finish

    Off the top of my head I can only think of three and I've read a whole bunch in my time. Wicked: Had both family and several friends obsessed with the musical up to the point of having to endure two mid-20 guys doing the duet in the middle of Waterloo station. Tried the book to see what the...
  19. S

    Recommend me some authors, please!

    My vacation is coming up and I've a hankering for some reading. I want to try out some new authors, but I don't know where to start looking. RPG.net is a well-read place, though, so I turn to you, fellow forumites! When it comes to genre, I'm not too picky. Usually I read fantasy or sci-fi...
  20. Hodden

    🎨 Creative 101 Works of Literature within a Fantasy Setting.

    In most games the castle library is a pretty boring place, tomes of history and lineage, perhaps a few magical tomes here and there, perhaps some useful advice about military tactics and manipulating the court if you're inclined to look for it. But what about the fun stuff? The folk tales...
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