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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Its one of my favourites. I really like her as an author, but I don't like all of the series she's written.
    Yeah. The Tir Allainn series was a difficult read for me. And I haven't tried the Other's series. I liked Ephemera pretty well.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    Yeah. The Tir Allainn series was a difficult read for me. And I haven't tried the Other's series. I liked Ephemera pretty well.
    Is this the series where
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    Cuz if so, those books are messed up.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    The part of your post in the spoiler tag shows in the "What's New" view of the site. Weird.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    The part of your post in the spoiler tag shows in the "What's New" view of the site. Weird.
    The activity stream suppresses BBcode. Pretty much anything in a tag will be completely ignored by it. One of these days, I may look into whether that's optional but it hasn't been particularly important to date.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    The activity stream suppresses BBcode. Pretty much anything in a tag will be completely ignored by it. One of these days, I may look into whether that's optional but it hasn't been particularly important to date.
    Interesting - I never noticed it before!

    I just finished reading "In Pieces" - Sally Field's autobiography. I really didn't know much about her personal life, so it was a pretty good read.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    Is this the series where
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    Cuz if so, those books are messed up.
    Possible TRIGGER WARNING

    Possibly, in the Black Jewels... There's a pretty graphic scene of a 12 yo's rape close to the end of the first book. She was a virgin, and I don't specifically remember a device being used, so I'm not sure. I don't remember anything like that from the Tir Alainn series. The Black Jewels has some really graphic content throughout, but I do a pretty good job of editing that out for myself as I read. At least after the first read through. I've been reading this series to my SOs and while I feel it takes something away, I don't read any of the sections from the perspective of the bad guys in the books because my gf is pretty sensitive to the graphic content. And I edit, at times heavily, the sections form the good guys perspective to get rid of the graphicness while still relaying the content as close to the original as I can. I really tone it down, which makes me exercise my previously nearly nonexistent improv skills.

    All that being said. I love the universe in general. I love the concepts and the culture and the religion as it is. I find it fascinating on the same level that I found the Kushiel series fascinating.
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    I found the world-building for the Black Jewels series entertaining on a number of fronts. It's not a series that I'm in any great rush to re-read but it was a fun series and the choices in world building amused me.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    All that being said. I love the universe in general. I love the concepts and the culture and the religion as it is. I find it fascinating on the same level that I found the Kushiel series fascinating.
    I LOVED the Kushiel series. I haven't read much of the books that followed the first 6, though... I should finish them. :/ Or get them on audio book, actually.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    I LOVED the Kushiel series. I haven't read much of the books that followed the first 6, though... I should finish them. :/ Or get them on audio book, actually.
    The last three books take place more than a hundred years after the first set (I want to say 300 years later) and I wasn't as interested in them as I was the first six. All the characters I knew were dead and gone, and it was only minimally related to the first six. That may be why you never got around to reading them.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahaku View Post
    The last three books take place more than a hundred years after the first set (I want to say 300 years later) and I wasn't as interested in them as I was the first six. All the characters I knew were dead and gone, and it was only minimally related to the first six. That may be why you never got around to reading them.
    I do believe that was a large part in why. There were even parts in the first six that somewhat lost my interest. Usually when things got overly mystical. It felt a bit rushed.
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