On which I discuss Books and things. Mainly books though.
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I like to read a lot
But I have surprisingly few favourite authors. My all-time favourite is the Late Great, Terry Pratchett.
Neil Gaiman is also becoming a favourite of mine- Neverwhere standing out for me so far. (Other than Good Omens, which is a collaboration between the two, and was my gateway book to Gaiman.)
Recently I’ve tried out Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Anne Scarborough’s Petaybee series, I just cannot get into it. I know McCaffrey’s Dragon Riders of Pern is very popular, but I don’t know that I want to read it if it’s going to be like this. But it’s usually a gamble when you read collaborations.
If any of you have read both I’d be very grateful for your insight.
I’m also struggling along with the Three Musketeers.
I started out really enjoying it, but about three-quarters of the way through I came to dislike the characters. I’ve started taking breaks from it. Read a book- read a bit more Muskateer. It’s made their antics more palatable with a break in between. Except I think I’ve now read a few books, or started some and discarded them, and still not picked up the Muskateers. I’m determined that I will finish it one day though.
I’m finding the more I read the harder I find it to find authors that I like.
I can enjoy individual books, but rarely am I coming back to the same author like the way I do with Pratchett or Gaiman.
I have a lot of books on my kindle right now, but most of them I’m either discarding or making do with.
However, I’m making myself get through the things on my kindle before I search for better-suited books. I have a lot of indie books on there, (indie being self-publications) from all that I have read of those so far I recommend The Benevolence Archives by Luther M. Siler, (this is a sci-fi/ fantasy/ type thing- he freely admits it’s inspired by star wars. If you like Star Wars you’ll probably love this too, and perhaps even if you don’t like Star Wars you’ll like this. Benevolence Archives is the beginning of a series, I haven’t read the third one yet because as of recording it had just been released.
I also recommend Dust by Arthur Slade (which is a one-off- and very atmospheric).
I also occasionally do a spot of beta reading (which is like being a crash test dummy, but for books) for a friend. When she’s published I can see her becoming a favourite too.
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