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message 1: by Shel, Moderator (new)

Shel (shel99) | 2269 comments Mod
Happy October! It is my absolute favorite time of year here in New England - perfect weather to grab a mug of hot cider and sit outside with a book. But really, is there such thing as weather that's NOT perfect for reading a book?

Books of the Month - For October, you selected:
---October 2020 Science Fiction: The Power by Naomi Alderman
---October 2020 Fantasy: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

There are a couple of starter topics up for each book, but please feel free to start more.

We also have our schedule set for the next couple of months:
---November 2020 Science Fiction: Blood Music by Greg Bear
---November 2020 Fantasy: The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
---December 2020 Science Fiction: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini
---December 2020 Fantasy: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Series news - We have just wrapped up our read of the Old Man's War series by John Scalzi. You will find the schedule and series discussions in our Old Man's War discussion folder. Our discussion of the final book, The End of All Things, began September 15 and will remain open indefinitely for latecomers, so please feel free to jump in if you're coming to the series late!

The next series read will be the Riddle-Master trilogy by Patricia A. McKillip. The book is available in omnibus edition as Riddle-Master, or in three separate volumes. We plan to begin the series discussion on November 15, so stay tuned for information!

Lastly - Don't forget to drop by the "What are you reading in October 2020?" topic to share your picks, pans, and progress for the month! All genres welcome in this topic!

Happy reading!
Shel, for the mods

message 2: by *Tau* (last edited Oct 07, 2020 12:31PM) (new)

*Tau* | 6 comments Don't know where to post this best, so I'll try it here 😉

For those who want to read The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep and don't have this book yet, it's on sale at the moment:
- Kindle ($ 1,16):
- epub (The Netherlands & Belgium / € 0,99):

message 3: by Shel, Moderator (new)

Shel (shel99) | 2269 comments Mod
Thanks for the heads up! Just got it on Kindle!

message 4: by *Tau* (new)

*Tau* | 6 comments Shel wrote: "Thanks for the heads up! Just got it on Kindle!"

You're welcome, Shel 😉
As this book was on my TBR-list too I bought the epub earlier today.
See you maybe in the groupread!

message 5: by *Tau* (new)

*Tau* | 6 comments Btw maybe you're interested in other books too at the same price (don't know how long the deals will last though)?
Because as I always say: €1/$1 a day keeps empty book shelves away 😋

The link for the epub is from (Netherlands & Belgium) and the one for Kindle is from

The Audacity : sci-fi à la Douglas Adams
- epub (€ 0,99):
- Kindle ($ 0,82):

The Call : Irish SFF, officially YA but apparently more suited for adults
- epub (€ 0,99):
- Kindle ($ 0,98):

The Last Human : space opera
- epub (€ 0,99):
- Kindle ($ 1,16):

We Ride the Storm : grimdark fantasy
- epub (€0,99):
- Kindle ($ 1,16):

The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids : fantasy
- epub (€ 0,99):
- Kindle (€ 1,04):

message 6: by Kathi, Moderator & Book Lover (new)

Kathi | 3238 comments Mod
*Tau* wrote: "Btw maybe you're interested in other books too at the same price (don't know how long the deals will last though)?
Because as I always say: €1/$1 a day keeps empty book shelves away 😋."

Thanks for the heads up on the sale books. A good place for posts like this is either in the General SF & F discussion folder or the Members’ Lounge folder. You can feel free to start a new topic in either place or add to a topic that seems appropriate (like “Recently acquired books” thread).

message 7: by Random (new)

Random (rand0m1s) | 836 comments *Tau* wrote: "Because as I always say: €1/$1 a day keeps empty book shelves away 😋.."

Some people take fancy vacation. Some people go out to shows, plays, dinner and dancing. Some people follow their favorite sports teams around the country. I buy books. :)

Finished my reread of The Dark Beyond the Stars and enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. I have a thing for the ending, I just like it so much.

Trying to start The Hollow Places, but we're nearing the end of the beta cycle here at work and free time has shrunk on me again. Plus I'm trying to teach myself Python for another project here at work and that is sucking up the rest of what free time I do have.

message 8: by Random (new)

Random (rand0m1s) | 836 comments Woops, I was in the wrong thread for that last bit. :)

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