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  1. Anyone finds it hard to get into Allegiant? (mild spoilers ahead!) Does it get better soon? Anyone else had similar issues with that book?
  2. Star Trek Discovery

    I don't know, interestingly the opening episode I particularly disliked. I just felt like every character line was written for most drama without much regards to meaningful characters (would anyone that aggressive ever get a job at a starship in such a high position? probably not...) - or e.g. right in the opening where instead of saying that she walks off a sign, the captain just goes off all important "oh just trust me" which just seemed such another instance of being overly dramatic for no good reason. As a result, the dialogue just felt poorly written to me, I don't know. I really liked set design, visuals and such though, but I watch Star Trek for the crew interactions so I just couldn't get into it.
  3. Which country are you from?

    I love that so quite some folks from Germany are here *waves over*
  4. What's the weather like?

    Yesterday was so super sunny! Finally a day that felt like spring / almost summer, I enjoyed it a lot.
  5. Is there a place here to ask for (non-writer, not looking for a critique partner) beta readers? Since the advertisement policy is strict, which of course makes a lot of sense, I really don't want to spam into the wrong sections, or any at all if this forum is the entirely wrong place. But if I just included genre + synopsis and no further details / no links / no nothing (I can even leave out the title if you want) for an unreleased project with the request to private message me if interested, is there any category where one could ask for interested beta readers? Or is this simply out of the scope of this forum?
  6. Girl Online

    Are you speaking about the one written by Zoe Sugg? From some of the reviews it seems that she is a Youtuber, is it decently written anyway? Or did you mainly enjoy it for the plot
  7. I don't know, I stopped when the romantic subplot came up. It just seemed so unconvincing and pandering, ... Before that section I actually kind of liked it, but I don't see myself getting through that. Kind of broke the book for me.
  8. I haven't read them yet, but I've heard "A Study in Charlotte" is quite good and it features a quite confident female character - a supposed teenage descendant of Sherlock Holmes.
  9. What is the best e-book reader ?

    I always recommend people to avoid Kindle unless they never want to read on anything else. Sure, there's Kindle for Windows, but what if you want to use another program, or you're on Linux or something? If you're getting anything that works with a store that uses the EPUB format (pretty much everyone except the Nook thing and Amazon I think) you're having a much better chance of being able to actually read the ebook on your e-ink reader and also in any other place you want. It might have still adobe protection on it but that one is more universally supported, unlike the Kindle format where you're lucky if you can get your hands on the actual file at all, and if you know how there are actually ways to remove it to truly read it everywhere.
  10. Hi everyone

    Hi! I have dabbled in writing for a very long time with lengthier short stories or ten page starts of novels but never quite got the hang of it. For some reason, I always thought I could never write a full novel. Last year that all changed when I realized I could, and now I'm already working on my second book. I found this place hoping to eventually find a couple of interested beta readers here.