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Started Homeland, the first Dungeons and Dragons book out Drizzt. It's my nighttime, Kindle reading.
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Recursion by Blake Crouch

Seems interesting as I am reading quite a bit every night before I fall asleep. My last book did not keep me interested.
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Nice! Just used one of my audible credits on it.

I read a lot of RPG lit, but I like fantasy as well.



And yes, I know it's more common to say litRPG, but that's only because it originated in Russia and they reverse their nouns and pronouns there. In English it should be RPG lit/RPGlit (imo).
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Nice! Just used one of my audible credits on it.

I read a lot of RPG lit, but I like fantasy as well.



And yes, I know it's more common to say litRPG, but that's only because it originated in Russia and they reverse their nouns and pronouns there. In English it should be RPG lit/RPGlit (imo).
I've taken a break this month, but I'm reading through the entire Drizzt series (including finally reading the Cleric's Quintet this past December). 21 down, 21 to go. I'm just about caught up to when I stopped reading them (Servant of the Shard and The Thousand Orcs).
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I finished N.K. Jemisin's The Kingdom of Gods, and started Octavia Butler's Kindred yesterday evening... and read half of it.
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Reading (text): The Ruins of Power. It's a BattleTech universe novel, and I can't remember the author right now. Complete brain candy.

Reading (graphic): Locke and Key. Finished the Netflix show and wanted to go to the source material.

Listening: The Dwarves, Markus Heitz. This is kind of a tough listen. Lots of characters with weird names, plus fantasy novel geography. Kinda wish I was reading it rather than listening. Gonna finish it, but I might switch to reading the rest of the series.
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Reading (graphic): Locke and Key. Finished the Netflix show and wanted to go to the source material.
I felt like Locke and Key GN was much darker than the Netflix show. Netflix show is almost more like Goosebumps to me. I liked it, but not very dark.
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I felt like Locke and Key GN was much darker than the Netflix show. Netflix show is almost more like Goosebumps to me. I liked it, but not very dark.
The GN is a little more gruesome, with more explicit violence. I'm only in the first arc ("Welcome to Lovecraft"). I bought the GN's back in December at my local comic shop's "Stan Lee's Birthday" sale, but decided to wait to read them until after watching the show.

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez (the writer and artist, respectively) cameo in the last episode of the show as paramedics.
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Seems interesting as I am reading quite a bit every night before I fall asleep. My last book did not keep me interested.
I really liked that book. I think he's a great author, does the time travelesque novels very well. Great combo of sci and emotions.
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