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I'm still reading The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse. It's good, but it is a slow read, at least for me.

I'm also reading Mythbreaker by Stephen Blackmoore. It's an urban fantasy with gods and prophets in the modern world. So far, it's good.

I had finished metatropolis last month. It was pretty good.

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I finished Dead Men Walking. It's very good, if you like military sf and especially the 40k universe.

Still reading The Glass Bead Game. I like it much more this time through.

Started metatropolis, a short story collection edited by John Scalzi. Not sure about this one...

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Hermann Hesse books

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Still reading Dead Men Walking, which is pretty good.

I reread The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse, and it is still a great book, one of my favorites.

I've also restarted The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse. I attempted it a few years ago, but stopped. I love a lot of his books, so I'm giving it another shot.

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Grass for his Pillow and Dead Men Walking

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I finished Grass for his Pillow last night. It's good, but not as good as the first book in the series. It's mainly prepping for the last two books in the series.

Next up is Dead Men Walking by Steve Lyons. It's a 40k novel featuring the Death Korps of Krieg. I suspect I will like it a lot.

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People of the Longhouse

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I finished up People of the Longhouse today. It was pretty good, but it ended right in the middle of an adventure. I didn't realize it was part of a series.

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People of the Longhouse

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I'm now reading People of the Longhouse by W. Michael and Kathleen Gear. It's a historical fiction set in the Iroquois Nation just before the Europeans arrived. I'm only a few chapters in, but it's very good. The authors work closely with archeologists, trying to make the setting as realistic as possible. Just in the intro, I've learned some things that I was not really aware of. (Did you know the concept of individual liberty was from the Iroquois, and that the colonials adopted it wholeheartedly and the British used to make fun of them for it?).

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The Crusader Road

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I finished up The Crusader Road last night. It was enjoyable. Nothing amazing, but I liked it. If you like gaming fantasy novels, it's worthwhile.

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Stephen King interview about writing

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http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/09/how-stephen-king-teaches-writing/379870/?single_page=true]

If you are interested in his books, or better yet, how he writes, I strongly recommend taking 10 minutes to read this. It's very interesting stuff.

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The Crusader Road

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I'm now reading The Crusader Road by Michael Stackpole. It's set in Golarion (the Pathfinder rpg world). I'm only partway in, but so far, I like it.

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Pushing Ice

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I finished Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds. It was very good. Different from my usual fare, being more about space exploration than either fantasy or miltiary sf, but I liked it.

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