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The White People and Other Weird Stories by Arthur Machen
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Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
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The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher
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Well, it's been a few months since I've even thought about this book. Safe to say I have no desire to pick it up again and continue where I left off (200 pages in).

Was hoping for more of Jim Butcher's writerly genius from his other series, but didn't
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Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
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My god. This was too wishy-washy and self-helpy that I had to put it down after 40 pages.
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Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam
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Decent look into the basics of passive index investing. Highly recommended if you're not familiar with the topic already.
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The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton
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Meeeehhhhhh. I think I preferred the original better. Not much substance here and a bit too conversational.
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The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
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Officially hooked on the Culture series. Can't wait to keep going with the rest.
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Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
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Definitely impressed by one of the first Weird books I've read. Short, but meant to be read slowly and savoured.
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Dangerous Laughter by Steven Millhauser
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Steven Erikson
“When we speak of ancient times, Rud Elalle, we find in our words things far nearer to hand, and all those emotions we imagined new, blazing with our youth, we find to be ancient beyond imagining.”
Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson
“They came late to the empty land and looked with bitterness upon the six wolves watching them from the horizon's rim. With them was a herd of goats and a dozen black sheep. They took no account of the wolves' possession of this place, for in their minds ownership was the human crown that none other had the right to wear. The beasts were content to share in survival's struggle, in hunt and quarry, and the braying goats and bawling sheep had soft throats and carelessness was a common enough flaw among herds; and they had not yet learned the manner of these two-legged intruders. Herds were fed upon by many creatures. Often the wolves shared their meals with the crows and coyotes, and had occasion to argue with lumbering bears over a delectable prize.
When I came upon the herders and their longhouse on a flat above the valley, I found six wolf skulls spiked above the main door. In my travels as a minstrel I knew enough that I had no need to ask - this was a tale woven into our kind, after all. No words, either, for the bear skins on the walls, the antelope hides and elk racks. Not a brow lifted for the mound of bhederin bones in the refuse pit, or the vultures killed by the poison-baited meat left for the coyotes.
That night I sang and spun tales for my keep. Songs of heroes and great deeds and they were pleased enough and the beer was passing and the shank stew palatable.
Poets are sembling creatures, capable of shrugging into the skin of man, woman, child and beast. There are some among them secretly marked, sworn to the cults of the wilderness. And that night I shared out my poison and in the morning I left a lifeless house where not a dog remained to cry, and I sat upon a hill with my pipe, summoning once more the wild beasts. I defend their ownership when they cannot, and make no defence against the charge of murder; but temper your horror, friends: there is no universal law that places a greater value upon human life over that of a wild beast. Why would you ever imagine otherwise?”
Steven Erikson

Mark  Lawrence
“We die a little every day and by degrees we’re reborn into different men, older men in the same clothes, with the same scars.”
Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

Patrick Rothfuss
“Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Robin Hobb
“I am the King's Fool. He is the King-In-Wating. Let him wait.”
Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin

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