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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    How do you not show contempt for the people who have not taken it seriously at any stage, though? Two years and nearly a million American deaths and they still argue about bare minimum restrictions...
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    I did yes. I read I, Robot and Foundation in the same week cause I realized I had not read any of Asimov over the whole year.

    I bought the rest of the series but accidentally spoiled myself...
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    I did not read those novellas, so East of Eden was it for the 365 day reading period. 125 books

    I want to take a break since I recently finished the much larger than anticipated Dreaming The...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    At what point do you just say "There is no point in trying with this person (or these people)?", Antaeus? How many times can you "reach out" to understand their mindset before you realize their...
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    Not as many as I would like, but I am eight books deep already this year if you overlap them. But I have no idea what I am doing in terms of goals beyond my weird "Read british history through...
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    Re: The Expanse

    Anyone else finish the series, book or show?

    Or am I alone here :shifty:
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    Re: They Sold Their Souls

    Because people are generally selfish.

    I'm not sure why Christians and theists in general continue to pretend to be such arbiters of morality. The church has had 2000 years to fix that and can't...
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    Finished Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Neat little book. Not sure how he actually thought he would get away with designating it as a "juvenile" book for the time period but whatever.

    124. I have...
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    Has anyone here read East of Eden by Steinbeck? I think that will be my final book of this goal.

    Been reading Dreaming The Eagle by Manda Scott. It's the start of my sub-goal for this year's...
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    Speaking of Star Wars, I have read Queen's Shadow since I was unable to sleep last night so I stayed awake and finished it in one night. For a YA novel I liked it. I will probably read Queen's Peril...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Oh :wub: how did you find out I had a portrait of Fauci right next to my portrait of Bill Gates? /s

    This may come as a shock but there are more clever ways of saying my story is a lie. How dare I...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Had it confirmed for me recently that my partner's parents (who refused to come to our now-postponed wedding because they wouldn't get vaccinated) actually believe in the insanity that is "vaccine...
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    Fair.

    Though from what I understand the EU could be really hit or miss as well, which kind of matches my experiences so far. Like Dawn of the Jedi Into The Void was pretty...eh for me.
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    They are ones that take place between OT and sequels. Basically setting up the First Order.

    It's picking up a little bit i just don't care for the majority of the characters.

    Some of the new...
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    Has anyone read the Aftermath trilogy from Star Wars?

    Can't seem to get into it. Hopefully it's only the first one that's rough.

    Finished Of Mice And Men. Easily the most depressing book I have...
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    On the cusp of reaching 110 books. I have been taken in by the Quarry series which has been fun little short reads as work has gotten chaotic and stressful in this time. I'm not sure I will have the...
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    Been kinda meh but I did finish the first book in "The Strain" trilogy. I kinda enjoyed it (considering i never finished the first season of the TV adaptation) but I'm not sure I want to continue...
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    It was bueno. Another perfect anti-Narnia series. I'll write more thoughts on it later.

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    Finished The Martian by Andy Weir. :wub:ing hilarious for me. I nearly read it all in one night I...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Correct, and old enough to remember the worldwide vaccination effort that was polio and smallpox. Old enough to realize they should *really* be doing everything they can to protect themselves and...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Update: Sounds like my friend barely survived. She has a long road to recovery ahead of her. Probably should have gotten the vaccine.

    In other news, NPR put together this nifty little page that...
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    Re: The Expanse

    I read Leviathan Falls this week as we wait for the final season (this upcoming Friday) to begin.

    It definitely is a finale, a sad one even, but it leaves the door open for more one day I think. ...
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    I forced the lethargic depression to take a backseat and finished The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman. The final book was temporarily interrupted however by Leviathan Falls, which I have also...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Amazingly, and I know this may be hard for some people to understand, other people also matter. It's kind of a thing we are supposed to learn and accept when we are younger.

    She works around...
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    Two updates:

    The militantly unvaccinated coworker I have mentioned before finally caught COVID. It was inevitable since her ALSO militantly unvaccinated boyfriend works at a hospital. She already...
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    I have read one book in two weeks. Worst performance since spring when I read no books at all in two months :laughter:

    Trying again. I've just been overwhelmed at work because of :wub: (no one's...
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    I'm really struggling to continue reading right now. I'm at 96 books and I have no drive to keep going right now. I have started three books in the last few days, get a few chapters in, and then give...
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    Re: The Expanse

    I forgot to mention...Leviathan Falls is coming out November 30th now. I guess production has been difficult because of supply chain issues.

    I just don't want it to be delayed past the premier of...
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    I struggled getting into Dune, Akar. Not because it was bad but my attention just could not focus on it with all the names/words invented for the series. I might need to wait until after I see the...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Fourth Season Out)

    Five seasons...and a movie?

    Surprised. I'm not sure how they will do it. Season five will adapt books 9 and 10 (loosely, of course) so I'm not sure if the feature film will be a weird amalgamation...
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    I have to say that the third book wasn't much better in terms of accuracy but it was a better book overall.

    I'm just bitter that the author decided to mess around the first half of the book and...
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    As I begin book 90, I would like to take a quick moment for a rant about Conn Iggulden.

    I have read 2 books (Gates of Rome and Death of Kings) and part of a third (Gates of Athens) from Iggulden....
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    81 books down now.

    Been on a Star Wars kick while I ramp up for reading Dune. Will probably read Dune starting next week. Eventually I need to get Wheel of Time too.
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    Re: The Expanse

    4PJpkGPtAHE

    December 10th

    I was wrong in a way. I guess we really are lucky.
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    Re: Coronavirus outbreak - From China to the World.

    This is far more disingenuous than anything I have seen on HermanCainAward.

    The posts on there are cautionary tales about ignoring something, or even flat out not caring, until it happens to them....
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    Finished "The Giver Quartet" this week (books 68-71)

    Didn't realize until recently that The Giver had sequels so of course I had to. And it was a lot darker than I expected.

    Not sure on what to...
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    Finished Conqueror's Pride by Timothy Zahn. Three books in one weekend is a pretty successful weekend.

    I may find something else before I go onto book two of that series. We'll see how the week...
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    Re: Godís Love: A Thread

    What, precisely, did the baby do wrong sin-wise to deserve 2 years of near constant medical intervention in order to have a chance?

    What good came out of it? More practice for the doctors on how...
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    Re: Godís Love: A Thread

    I remember the day my girlfriend (now fiancee) told me about a conversation with her church pastor when she was younger. The pastor, annointed man representing god's love, said that her alopecia and...
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    I can assure you that it is a facade.

    Finished Amber Spyglass, somewhat disappointed in parts of the story and I felt it went on a bit too long. Overall enjoyed the trilogy and it was pretty much...
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    Been having trouble finishing Amber Spyglass given the stress of the week, so I started and finished The Songs of Distant Earth by Clarke instead.

    Definitely enjoyed the novel a lot. Might have...
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