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message 1: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1582 comments Mod
Got reader’s block? We've got some tips to get you out of it. Is there too much SFF out there now? And why Death is Veronica's favorite character. We kick off Hogfather and give our final thoughts on Snow Queen!

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message 2: by Mark (last edited Dec 05, 2019 11:19AM) (new)

Mark (markmtz) | 1463 comments uh oh

Trike's in Trouble

ruh roh

John (Taloni) Too!

but

Terpkristin is Terrific!


message 3: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5859 comments Wot I do now?


message 4: by Veronica, Supreme Sword (new)

Veronica Belmont (veronicabelmont) | 1582 comments Mod
Trike wrote: "Wot I do now?"

YOU DIDN'T LIKE BINTI


message 5: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Manning (dustcc) | 2 comments Speaking of Dead Astronauts— i went to Jeff Vandermeers book signing the other day here in NYC. It was discussed that the audio was re-edited and has some slight differences from the printed version. He stated that due to how some things are printed ( ie pages are repeated, certain characters are written in different fonts and there are even numbers in the margins ) he felt certain things would sound better audibly so he changed them. He also made note his works are always evolving so the paperback editions may have slight revisions and edits to them. I, personally thought this was pretty cool.


message 6: by Joanna (new)

Joanna (spriggana) | 42 comments Re: Dead Astronauts – I have seen an article suggesting that Borne and DA are linked, not sure about Southern Reach.


message 7: by David H. (new)

David H. (farrakut) | 876 comments Borne, The Strange Bird (a novella), and Dead Astronauts are all part of the same setting.

The Southern Reach trilogy is different.


message 8: by Ian (new)

Ian Seal (rebel-geek) | 207 comments It isn't reader's block, but like Tom & Veronica were saying I have too many books to listen to. [1st world problem if I ever heard of one]
I have 7 audiobooks waiting on my Libby shelf & a couple dozen on Audible including "Hogfather". I think I'm going to have to triage the library ones because there's no way I'll be able to listen to them all before they're due.


message 9: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5859 comments Veronica wrote: "Trike wrote: "Wot I do now?"

YOU DIDN'T LIKE BINTI"


Am I in Sword & Laser jail now?


message 10: by Dara (new)

Dara (cmdrdara) | 2673 comments Trike wrote: "Veronica wrote: "Trike wrote: "Wot I do now?"

YOU DIDN'T LIKE BINTI"

Am I in Sword & Laser jail now?"


I'll bail you out.


message 11: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (johntaloni) | 3108 comments Trike wrote: "Veronica wrote: "Trike wrote: "Wot I do now?"
YOU DIDN'T LIKE BINTI"
Am I in Sword & Laser jail now?"


Yes. Yes you are. You are no longer Of The Body. Landru!

*keeps listening*

...and so am I! Welp, pile on many more layers, and I'll be joining you there.

And bring your copy of Binti, cos I haven't read it yet.


message 12: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5859 comments John (Taloni) wrote: "And bring your copy of Binti, cos I haven't read it yet."

Torture is against the Geneva Conventions.

😝


message 13: by John (Taloni) (new)

John (Taloni) Taloni (johntaloni) | 3108 comments ^ I snorted.


message 14: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5859 comments Dara wrote: "Trike wrote: "Veronica wrote: "Trike wrote: "Wot I do now?"

YOU DIDN'T LIKE BINTI"

Am I in Sword & Laser jail now?"

I'll bail you out."


You’re my favorite!

Can you bake a cake with a lockpick in it?


message 15: by Matthew (last edited Dec 08, 2019 04:48PM) (new)

Matthew Castanon (mattinthehat) | 18 comments Clarification maybe? Isnt hogfather the fourth Terry Pratchett novel read by the podcast? Good Omens, Wee Free Men, then Wyrd Sisters being the other three.


message 16: by Tassie Dave, S&L Historian (new)

Tassie Dave | 2778 comments Mod
Matthew wrote: "Clarification maybe? Isnt hogfather the fourth Terry Pratchett novel read by the podcast? Good Omens, Wee Free Men, then Wyrd Sisters being the other three."

We never read "Wee Free Men" for S&L

Just Hogfather, Wyrd Sisters & Good Omens

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message 17: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Castanon (mattinthehat) | 18 comments Tassie Dave wrote: "Matthew wrote: "Clarification maybe? Isnt hogfather the fourth Terry Pratchett novel read by the podcast? Good Omens, Wee Free Men, then Wyrd Sisters being the other three."

We never read "Wee Fre..."


Yup i see it im wrong. Veronica mentions tiffany aching a few times in the episode, and she isnt introduced until Wee Free Men. Maybe my mind just assumed there was a book pick of something ive read 3 or 4 times. Sorry!


message 18: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5859 comments Tassie Dave wrote: "Matthew wrote: "Clarification maybe? Isnt hogfather the fourth Terry Pratchett novel read by the podcast? Good Omens, Wee Free Men, then Wyrd Sisters being the other three."

We never read "Wee Free Men" for S&L..."


It is on the Secret List, though.


message 19: by Mark (new)

Mark (markmtz) | 1463 comments Trike wrote: "It is on the Secret List, though."

I don't see it on the Secret List. Which version so you have?


message 20: by Trike (new)

Trike | 5859 comments Mark wrote: "Trike wrote: "It is on the Secret List, though."

I don't see it on the Secret List. Which version so you have?"


Green.


message 21: by John (Nevets) (new)

John (Nevets) Nevets (nevets) | 1181 comments There’s your problem. You went with resistor color code instead of telco color code.


message 22: by Mark (new)

Mark (markmtz) | 1463 comments This doesn't bode well for the integrity of the Double Secret List.


message 23: by terpkristin (new)

terpkristin | 3825 comments I have been crazy busy this year, so less active in S&L than usual. But I still regularly listen to the podcast, usually while I'm on the elliptical. What struck me in this episode was Veronica (I think) implying that some of the picks this year have been less well-liked. When I look at this year's picks, I realized I've only finished 7 of them (2 I'd previously read, too). I've abandoned 3, had one on a sort of infinite backburner. I'm now reading (and enjoying, though slowly, Hogfather). This has definitely been a marmite year for me.

Some of that I blame on not digging certain writing styles, but also just not having the mental energy. I'm not sure if that counts as "reader's block" but I did find some books (in-genre and out of genre) that I flew through.

Also I liked the Binti trilogy. ;) :)


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