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Old 02-16-2020, 02:34 PM
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Are any of you goodreads experts? I'm having a minor problem, maybe someone else has solved it.

If I start and finish multiple books in the same day, goodreads does not put them in the same order I enter them.

For example, yesterday I read two separate series of single issue graphic novels, and entered them in order (Berserker Unbound 1/2/3/4, Coffin Bound 1/2/3/4). All 8 had start and finish date of 2/15. But in my "read" listing it shows them all out of order. Is there a way to fix this?
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Try "The Ax" by Donald Westlake
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working my way through all the Sherlock Holmes stuff (well, by AC Doyle)

Got through Study in Scarlet, and almost done with Sign of Four.

A lot of the canonical stuff was established early on (such as the Baker Street Irregulars, the seven percent solution, etc), but I think the novellas generally have a bunch of "stretching it out" feel, which is why I think the short stories work much better.

Moving into the short story collections next. It's semi-chronological by publication date
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working my way through all the Sherlock Holmes stuff (well, by AC Doyle)

Got through Study in Scarlet, and almost done with Sign of Four.

A lot of the canonical stuff was established early on (such as the Baker Street Irregulars, the seven percent solution, etc), but I think the novellas generally have a bunch of "stretching it out" feel, which is why I think the short stories work much better.

Moving into the short story collections next. It's semi-chronological by publication date


I read the complete stories 5-10 years ago and this was my thought.
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Are you saying it's too intense, rather than that you don't like it?
Intense, yes. Maybe it was just my mood. I'm juggling a couple books right now but I will finish The Fireman later this week.
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Does everyone have those? I don't
The older I get the more "unfinished books" I have. Just no patience any more for some books. But I might go back and finish Bleak House sometime. I'll probably pass on Vanity Fair.
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It took me several attempts before I finally got through Joyce's Ulysses.

I actually like it now.
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Blood Music by Greg bear is pretty amazing, especially considering it was published in the 1980s. Basic premise is mad scientist injects himself with intelligent cells, story picks up from there. Listened to a podcast the other week (Mindscape) where a discussion on applying physics to the question of the origins of life was discussed. Many parallels to the novel, including discussion of what is the scale at which life should be considered to exist in, information theory, whether the current laws of physics are good enough to explain life using physics alone.
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Finished book 3 of Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series. On to book 4. Book 3 was the weakest of the first 3, but still overall pretty good.
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I'm about halfway through Charles Todd's Search the Dark from the Ian Rutledge series. Fascinating, but I have no clue what's really going on. But then, neither does Rutledge yet.
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