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    The Purple Prince Discussion

    The Purple Prince Kindle Edition by Sebastien Menkes (Author) Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09TS6S4GS?storeType=ebooks 99¢ until March 23rd 11AM US Eastern Time Zone DST
  2. @A_FROG_IN_TIME, Please don't reset Happy Dog. Plus dogs tend to take after their owners. 😋
  3. @Steve, Those are three words I'm happy to see. Yes, please. A relaxed buddy read here at some point is a great idea, especially since @Ric and I don't have much of a social media presence elsewhere. With multiple streams, hope you get to enjoy a beverage of choice at some point. Cheers.
  4. Literal bullshit. Hope the destruction is not too difficult nor costly to rectify. A prescient author recently wrote of "a time before (humans) and their relentless consumption. A time before drought and death and desolation." Take yourself up.on that G&T. Do they have happy hour in Ireland? OK, dumb question. Cheers.
  5. When I'm tired or distracted, Bakker's prose is merely great, but when I'm alert and in a headspace to fully commit, my mind is often cosmically blown. This is the series' apogee so far. Brilliance. The Great Ordeal Chapters 4-7 musings: The Great Ordeal Chapters 4-7 quotes: Acknowledgments R. Scott Bakker, "Kellhus I am not."
  6. @Ric, I vibed with Wyrd Gods, so a buddy read of The Dharkan, next up for me, is a great idea. No rush, but let's do it. Maybe others would like to join as well. Cheers.
  7. Hope you were able to take a break for a G&T last night. Gin and tonics were my parent's drink of choice, probably why I exist. Actually it was more apt to have been a märzen (or two 😍). My parents met at Oktoberfest. I digress. I left reviews at Amazon, Goodreads, Storygraph, Book Bub and Page Chewing firstly, of course, the least I can do given your generosity and my enjoyment of the book. I definitely want to continue on listening to your series. Thanks again, @Susana Imaginário and cheers.
  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day, @Susana Imaginário. Any plans for today? Just finished Wyrd Gods. Thank you so much for the audiobook code. Sarah Kempton's narration made an excellent book even more enjoyable. Have a wonderful weekend. An Irish stout would be a great choice today (or any day), especially compared to green beer, though maybe not as transcendent as Ambrosia. Cheers. 🍻
  9. I can see your mischievious smile while typed that last line. 😇 Holy shit, @drpuffnstuff. I need to breathe. It's no wonder you keep re-reading this work of wonder. This is what I didn't know I've been waiting for, that you've known all along (your self-restraint is astounding). I joked about therapy before, but this shit is real, too much, no, give me more. It would have been a whole lot quicker, and only a few words shorter, to highlight the whole bloody chapter. Incredible. While Bakker is certainly correct that certainty is folly, I'm certain this is just the tip of the iceberg and I'm a Exhaled.
  10. Excellent observations, @Black&BlueCollarReader Ruminating over, discussing these great books, makes the reading even more rewarding. This community is a treasure.
  11. Wow indeed @Steve, so many revelations and ultra intense. An overwhelming chapter.
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    Steve Talks To... Tori Talks!

    @Black&BlueCollarReader, The event time adjusts to your locality. For me in the US east coast zone, it's 7PM. @Steve starts at 5.
  13. Unsuccessful 'inspiration' from @Drew's Crew (his picture and caption below): Harry Buns FitzPurrfectly Wake and Bake (more of a brownie business) A serious path given your love of nature and my affinity for bad puns, maybe: Natural Baking from the Hearth. Last but not least, with hearts in mind, let's hope your insurance company quickly gets their head out of, erm, the sand. It's a terrible shame that companies (and some people) must be pressured just for fundamental honesty and basic decency. All the best! Jasper is the American Staffordshire Terrier, orange cat is FitzChivalry Farseer, the grey cat is Harry Dresden,
  14. Thank you for the kind words, @Holly Tinsley. I'm fairly pleased with the write-up, it came together pretty well, somewhat satisfying, especially given your positive reaction, for like with a cook, the biggest critic of any dish will always be the chef themself. Of course, like in a kitchen or fireplace, top-notch ingredients simply make a presentation a whole lot easier to assemble. I could re-write my short review a hundred times and it would never feel complete. When do you decide to put a manuscript down, say enough already, this is the 'final' version? I read @P.L. Stuart excellent review after I posted mine and was struck by two things, first and foremost, his takes the "Lord and King" crown and just how different the two ''criticisms' of the same superb novel are. That's one of the reasons (aside for the obvious that in a month he'll have three very well- received books published, and, I, well, will have none) the writer's battle, which you kindly judge and offer discreet feedback, is so fun and interesting. Give people the same starting point, then enjoy and contrast the completely different destinations. Thanks, Holly and PL, but enough of the love fest, this is grimdark, where's my candlestick?
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