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Lindsay Buroker's Dragon Gate series - am currently on Book 3.

Oh, and Mercedes Lackey's SERRAted Edge series (library score), very cool urban fantasy.
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Catsumi wrote: Nov 7th, 2021, 7:05 pm I read the book twice…it’s that good. Finding the Mother Tree.....
A friend of mine also read it and was quite impressed. I'll have to add it to my must read list :130:
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If there is a long wait at the library for it, you may have better luck listening to her read her book on ORL’s e-audio

I am noticing more books being published recently echoing her findings by European writers where they have treated their forests gently while harvesting for lumber.
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I'll ask my friend if he has a hard copy but I think he accesses them from the library. Amazon has a reduced price on the hardcover right now and also offers Kindle and Audiobooks versions. I need to own a book as I fall asleep after every few pages, no matter how interesting it is [icon_lol2.gif]
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I recently learned of the dystopian World P.D. James created in The Children of Men, her one off novel describing how society copes with genetic alteration gone awry. Her usual is of the mystery/crime genre.

It came up when I googled "dystopian reading" as I am interested in what novelists envisioned for our future. Margaret Atwood batted 100/100 for several lines in her book The Handmaiden's Tale. Not famous lines, but that's just it, what is correct is astounding.

So what does P.D. James offer in the non-movie original book? I can't wait to find out.

Two bucks at ReStore. Which right now has a good selection of sci-fi/fantasy books.
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Just finished this one https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/418 ... of-stariel

It came up as a freebie on Kindle. The worldbuilding is very good.
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ferri - I have one for you

https://www.amazon.com/Into-Drowning-De ... 632&sr=1-1

Seanan Mcguire writing as Mira Grant

I got about 50% of the way through then NOPED out of that book so hard - and I'm a completionist. I think you'll like it. It is the stuff of nightmares.
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:200: That sounds good!

I just started "If It Bleeds" by Stephen King so it'll be awhile before I can move on. He can be long winded at times but that's okay. lol
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It is currently cheap on Kindle - I gave you the US link. If you get it, you'll have to let me know how you like (or don't like) it when you get around to reading it
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I bought it! :D I'll read it and let you know. If it's scary I'm sure I'll be in love. lol
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ferri wrote: Jan 2nd, 2022, 11:43 am I bought it! :D I'll read it and let you know. If it's scary I'm sure I'll be in love. lol
Cool - then the trauma that book put me through had a purpose :130:
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hahaha!!! It sounds like I'm in for a treat!
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^^^^^

Man, just goes to show your impression of someone is almost always wrong - lol

yikes - who are you people really !?
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I would say that ferri and I are people who enjoy a well-written story. :130:

I can't handle horror-suspense-thriller types (I'm a happily ever after kind of girl) and ferri is a thrillseeker.
I have been able to handle some thrillers, but the one we were talking about was too much for me.

My favourite thing is connecting - you know, like that series "Connections" with James (something or other). In my case, if I know people and their preferences, if I see something I think they'd like I feel compelled to share. :smt045
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