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Your Top 5 Favorite Books of All Time

Jul. 18th, 2019 | 03:21 pm
posted by: not_that_drunk in sounis

Hello Dear Fans of All things Gen—
I have a tall order:
My younger brother (he’s 24) keeps reading awful books and complains to me about the time waste. I told him (as his wonderful older sister) to read the Queens Thief books. He loved them and wants more to read that are of that quality. So I’m coming to you all for your “all time top 5 books”. Ever.
Please help an older sister steer her brother down a good path ;)
Thank you in advance!

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Book Talk - Lovely War

Jul. 18th, 2019 | 01:08 pm
posted by: eachase in sounis

I haven't read Lovely War by Julie Berry yet, but I read this review of it today and immediately knew it needed to be shared here:


The blogger is an MWT fan. QoA appears on a lot of her Top Ten lists.


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Anyone up for a game?

Jul. 10th, 2019 | 07:29 pm
posted by: eachase in sounis

So, has anyone else here played Dixit? I got a little distracted thinking about my favorite fictional thief.

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Jul. 8th, 2019 | 10:59 pm
posted by: drollittle in sounis

I’ve been scrounging through past posts and comments looking for discussions of a few ideas and haven’t found quite what I was looking for, so here they are:

1. Back in The Thief, when Eugenides tells the Magus and company the stories of his god, he says that he leaves something out. Have we ever been told what he left out?
Kamet says that part of a tablet is missing from the story of Immakuk and Ennikar—the part that explains exactly how they stole the oil of immortality. Is it possible that these two missing pieces could be connected? Is there a reason why sandal-polisher Eugenides was so interested in Kamet’s Mede mythology? Did the god Eugenides help Immakuk and Ennikar steal (key word: steal) the oil of immortality and does said oil have anything to do with Hamiathes’ Gift?

2. When Kamet has to change his shirt in front of Costis he says something to the effect that “for a moment my secret was visible” (I don’t have the book in front of me now so that might not be an exact quote). On my first reading I assumed he meant the scars on his back from being whipped, but I think he had already said that the scars were visible at the neck of his shift, so maybe he has some other secret? For a few crazy hours I theorized that Kamet might be a woman—after all, the entire book is written in first person so he calls himself “I” not “he,” but then I found the line where he says “I could have been the most powerful man in the empire,” so that theory is probably not true. Any other ideas?

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The King of Bad Habits

Jun. 28th, 2019 | 04:38 pm
mood: nostalgicnostalgic
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

I came across this article "Breaking These 11 Bad Habits Will Make You a Lot Happier" and, about halfway through, I started to laugh, thinking, "wait a minute...these remind me of someone." Let's see if you think the same. Here are the "Bad Habits."

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Help a Girl Out

Jun. 25th, 2019 | 02:14 pm
posted by: checkers65477 in sounis

Christine Hoxmeier over at Book Riot has posted an entry "Please Read The Thief: A Reader's Plea." Seems she, like many of us, doesn't have anyone to talk to about some of her favorite books and she gives 6 reasons to read them.  I especially like reason 5, GEN IS THE BEST, even if she doesn't mention that you just want to shake him sometimes, or maybe smack him now and then.

Go take a look and you can chat with her on Twitter at @aramblingfancy.

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I think I have a problem...

Jun. 24th, 2019 | 01:28 pm
posted by: readsintrees in sounis

I just can't pass up books with "thief" or "thieves" in the title. It's my kryptonite word.

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Time for a While She Knits post?

May. 31st, 2019 | 11:52 am
posted by: aged_crone in sounis

I'm informed that June 8 is World Wide Knit in Public Day.

Should we maybe do a While She Knits post to celebrate?

I'm going to try to do a cut here but it probably won't work. If not, I'll try to edit it...
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So, what have you been reading?

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Eugenide’s Library | Episode 1

May. 25th, 2019 | 11:21 pm
posted by: honestavocado in sounis

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ot: excellent book on sale

May. 25th, 2019 | 07:07 pm
mood: jubilantjubilant
music: Turtles--Happy Together
posted by: filkferengi in sounis

_Mindtouch_ by M.C.A. Hogarth is on sale for .99:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DFL379M and

This book is the first in the Dreamhealers duology, and was my introduction to Hogarth's work. The world-building's excellent, and it's one of the kindest, most fun books I've ever read [and reread many times].

There'll never be a better time to check it out.

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