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    Just finished The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. WTF did I just read ...

    I’m not sure whether I liked it or not. I found it simultaneously tedious and unputdownable, as evinced by the fact that I finished it in two days. The characters were almost uniformly loathsome, albeit in varying degrees, and there was no one really to root for or identify with ... and yet I needed to know how things turned out for them. It’s all too much for my pea brain to deal with.
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    The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien.
    “All men by nature desire to know” ~ Aristotle
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    Zipped through The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu a couple days ago. This is the best hard sci-fi I’ve read since Asimov ... every bit as good as Asimov really. It’s absolutely riveting. Currently on book 2 of the same series, The Dark Forest. The pacing hasn’t been as consistently thrilling as the first but wow ... two heartrending battles back to back near the end of the book. I’m almost done and all ready to move on to the last book in the trilogy, Death’s End.

    Just so good.
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    I just finished Child of a Mad God by R. A. Salvatore.
    The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. Patience means restraining one's inclinations. There are seven emotions: joy, anger, anxiety, adoration, grief, fear, and hate, and if a man does not give way to these he can be called patient. I am not as strong as I might be, but I have long known and practiced patience. And if my descendants wish to be as I am, they must study patience.

    Ieyasu Tokugawa
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    So while I was making my way through Liu Cixin's The Dark Forest, I had NO IDEA what was coming. Aaaaaah this book is beyond amazing, if you like sci-fi in any form, YOU NEED TO READ IT. Among other things, it provides, hands down, the best fictional solution to the Fermi Paradox that I have come across.


    I also finished Death's End, the last volume in the series. Wow. The scope of this book is beyond galactically immense and I love that the author had the guts to take his story there—the most terrifying there imaginable—but this one was also a rambling, incoherent mess. It was disappointing ... but also dissatisfying in a good way. I really wish the author had taken a little more care to wrap up some of the loose ends though.
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    Just finished The Son by Jo Nesbo and Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. I think I'm going to read Bill Bryson's The Road to Little Dribbling next. I'm in want of something a touch lighter now.
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    The phenomenology of the mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Because lately I have felt the urge to get into the more philosophical aspect of the self and the consciousness, self-reflection, and this one I picked deals with the evolution of the conscious. So yeah, I really am going back in time often latey. I'm absorbing everything I can get my hands on like a sponge. I do feel like I've read this one already, though? There was a time I did borrow stuff from the library ... and actually brought it back again! Hahaha.

    It's always funny how these books are using such special phrasings but the meaning is so overly simplistic, haha. Just use big words and noone's gonna notice how simplistic and easy to follow your ideas, theories and dynamics are. *laughs*

    But yeah, despite that, I like reading these kinda books. I think it wouldn't be so pleasant if I had to read them in English.

    I wish we were all rose-colored too
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    You say, "We gotta look on the bright side"
    I say, "Well, maybe if you wanna go blind"
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    Dante's Divine Comedy! Currently sitting in Purgatory.
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    Still stuck in the middle of The Day of The Locust/Miss Lonelyhearts, Insights:Conversations with Theodor Reik and Utopia or Bust by Benjamin Kunkel.

    Need to break this impasse.

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