Where are you in Fantasyland? October, 2022

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Where are you in Fantasyland? October, 2022

1seitherin
Out 1, 2022, 7:10 pm

2drmamm
Out 1, 2022, 8:02 pm

I finished my re-read of The Hobbit. Very quick read, in stark contrast to all of the contemporary fantasy doorstoppers published now. I enjoyed it 40 years later. The only part that didn't quite hit right was The Battle of the Five Armies. It went VERY quickly, and a lot of it was described after the fact to Bilbo (who was conked on the head and knocked out). Definitely not written the same way as Helm's Deep!

Just started my old yellow-paged paperback of Fellowship of the Ring, which is missing its cover.

3Niko
Out 1, 2022, 8:51 pm

Spending some time with the Athena Club in Victorian England, in The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl.

4AnnieMod
Out 1, 2022, 11:50 pm

Spooky Birmingham, Alabama with Threshold - which is just the right mix between fantasy and horror.

5Kanarthi
Out 2, 2022, 1:31 pm

I re-read Finder, which was a little jarring after these years of COVID-19.

6Narilka
Out 2, 2022, 4:25 pm

I'm still in Elendel with Shadows of Self.

7seitherin
Out 4, 2022, 8:40 am

Finished Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Liked it well enough. Next up is The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik.

8curioussquared
Out 4, 2022, 12:35 pm

>7 seitherin: You're the third person today I've seen on the threads who finished Mexican Gothic yesterday or today! Seems like it might be a sign that it's time for me to read it.... I picked up my preorder of The Golden Enclaves last week but I think I want to reread the first two books before diving in.

9seitherin
Out 4, 2022, 6:20 pm

>8 curioussquared: You definitely want to read the Novik books in order. Where one ends, the next one begins.

10curioussquared
Out 4, 2022, 7:28 pm

>9 seitherin: Definitely! I already read and loved the first two, just want to refresh my memory prior to book 3 :)

11Narilka
Out 5, 2022, 10:10 am

I'm heading back into space with Nona the Ninth.

12Jenson_AKA_DL
Out 5, 2022, 10:20 am

Currently reading 2 books, so am in 2 places, the planet Endor The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis and Widdershins, MA in Maelstrom by Jordan Hawk.

13Cecrow
Out 5, 2022, 6:05 pm

>12 Jenson_AKA_DL:, sounds like it entirely does away with The Truce at Bakura and The Courtship of Princess Leia. Not that I expected otherwise.

14karenb
Editado: Out 5, 2022, 11:06 pm

I just finished The very secret society of irregular witches by Sangu Mandanna. Present day witch who makes fake potions etc. in online videos ends up invited to tutor three kid witches being raised by a group of assorted adults in a house in the country, near the sea. Elements include round family, a little romance, orphans, a queer couple, loneliness, an abusive family of origin. Plus magic, spells, and potions.

16curioussquared
Out 9, 2022, 11:39 pm

>11 Narilka: I'm just getting around to Harrow the Ninth and am confused but enjoying it so far.

>14 karenb: I just picked this one up and am excited to get to it!

17rshart3
Out 10, 2022, 12:14 am

I'm finally reading The Bone Clocks. Very well written, and lots of interesting images & concepts. I'm still confused at 240 pages in, but so are most of the main characters, so who am I to complain? :-)

18karenb
Out 10, 2022, 1:39 am

> I'm still confused at 240 pages in, but so are most of the main characters, so who am I to complain? :-)

Ah, when art imitates life!

19Narilka
Out 10, 2022, 8:37 pm

>16 curioussquared: Good luck with Harrow. It is confusing for almost 70% of the book. I'm loving Nona much more than Harrow :)

20Narilka
Out 12, 2022, 7:53 pm

I've moved on to Chicago for a Small Favor.

21Sakerfalcon
Out 13, 2022, 8:28 am

I'm in LA waiting for the Expiration date.

22david_c
Out 16, 2022, 12:45 am

>11 Narilka: . mmm. definitely worth the read. I have questions, but don't want to add spoilers.

23david_c
Out 16, 2022, 12:57 am

>16 curioussquared: Harrow the Ninth is not your standard linear narrative! I really really liked it.

Spoiler question for those who have read Harrow the Ninth: Harrow sees someone jump or fall off of a bridge, and I've forgotten who she saw?

25Sakerfalcon
Out 17, 2022, 5:45 am

Finished Expiration date, now I'm visiting the City of the uncommon thief.

26curioussquared
Out 17, 2022, 12:55 pm

>23 david_c: I'm enjoying it so far, but I keep trying to read it before bed, when I think it needs my full attention for hours at a time during the day :)

27Narilka
Out 19, 2022, 10:32 am

I'm back to Scadrial with The Bands of Mourning.

28Niko
Out 20, 2022, 12:40 am

I'm jumping on the bandwagon and heading to Oxford in Babel.

29karenb
Out 20, 2022, 4:54 am

I'm in New England starting to learn about Thistlefoot and the puppets.

30ScarletBea
Out 20, 2022, 11:25 am

After spending some time in Chasland to witness The Midnight Bargain, I'm back in Deverry for A Time of War.

31seitherin
Out 20, 2022, 6:35 pm

32BooksbyStarlight
Out 25, 2022, 5:21 pm

Will be starting Tolkien's The Silmarillion soon!

33Niko
Out 28, 2022, 2:02 pm

Heading out on an airship treasure hunt in The Last Uncharted Sky.

34AnnieMod
Out 28, 2022, 2:30 pm

Just back from figuring out why people get so sick with The Bruising of Qilwa.

35Cecrow
Out 28, 2022, 2:37 pm

Trying to sort out The Lies of Locke Lamora

36ScarletBea
Out 28, 2022, 2:51 pm

In an alternative Kent town where the letter D just vanished one day, with Michel Faber's D - a tale of two worlds

37Darth-Heather
Out 28, 2022, 2:54 pm

>35 Cecrow: good luck with that! there just might be a twist or two along the way....

38Narilka
Out 29, 2022, 8:21 am

I'm back to Cradle for Dreadgod.

39drmamm
Out 29, 2022, 4:34 pm

Just finished my re-read of Fellowship of the Ring, which was just as good 40 years later. On to The Two Towers!

40seitherin
Out 31, 2022, 7:03 pm

41karenb
Nov 1, 2022, 12:26 pm

Spent time in an unnamed city with a family that took advantage of The keeper as a resource. It's a graphic novel, one volume, written by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, with art by Marco Finnegan. Creepy enough for October purposes, for sure.

42seitherin
Nov 1, 2022, 7:19 pm

43monibookishnerd
Nov 12, 2022, 10:34 am

I enjoyed the debut novel A Song of Dreams and Nightmares from the Indie author Jenni G. Pierson very much. It is available on Amazon and also Kindle Unlimited.
https://www.librarything.com/work/29317870/summary/229263609