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Title: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on July 08, 2008, 02:04:38 AM
It's very easy: post which book you're reading at this moment! And tell us what you think of it, if you want :)
I've just finished Special topics in calamity physics by Marisha Pessl, which I loved and recommend to eh, everyone :P Later today I will start either Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer, or Life of Pi by Yann Martel :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Suzie on July 08, 2008, 02:22:45 AM
At the moment I am reading Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei by Donald Osterbrock & Spektrum (physics book) by Carsten Claussen :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on July 08, 2008, 03:08:37 AM
Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail or Succeed. Have to read it before school starts in order to study abroad. So far I've gotten the prologue done :P (though it was the longest prologue I've ever read).
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 08, 2008, 06:12:45 AM
Rick and Bubba for President. It's awesome! Two comedians whom I love listening to on the radio all the time wrote a book about if they were elected president. It keeps me laughing :D I recommend it to all of you!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 09, 2008, 02:24:42 PM
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P But I'm reading Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks at the moment (a fantasy novel) and after that I plan to read George Carlin's 3 books, since I own them all but never read them cover to cover, and he just died a few weeks ago, so I need him to make me laugh again instead of feeling so sad about his passing.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rosella on July 09, 2008, 04:09:27 PM
I just finished the Goodbye Body by Joan Hess. It was ok, but I got rather lost about halfway through. I'm just starting some book in the Dragonlance series. It was highly recommended to me (read: lent to me under the condition that I read them under pain of death,) so I don't know much about it, but I'm reading it anyway. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on July 09, 2008, 06:00:41 PM
"Dragonlance is a large series of fantasy novels, with over 190 novels printed"

Woah :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 09, 2008, 07:49:16 PM
Heh wow I didn't know there were that many....I think I've read MAYBE 20.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on July 09, 2008, 07:51:42 PM
And I thought the series I'm reading now was huge, it only has 30 or so
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rosella on July 09, 2008, 08:31:54 PM
30 or so IS huge. 190 is just insane. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Delling on July 10, 2008, 09:06:02 AM
Is the series concluded at 190 or is it ongoing? :o
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shades2585 on July 10, 2008, 12:54:53 PM
The original authors who created the world wrote about 12 books with a few novella's

The rest are written by other authors. Most are complete stories in themselves, sometimes they are trilogies
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Elessar on July 17, 2008, 09:39:27 AM
I'm currently re-reading The Chronicles of Narina by C. S. Lewis, and I'm halfway through The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: icarus on July 20, 2008, 04:04:22 AM
I'm curently reading star wars republic commando: Hard contact by Karen Traviss. Another sf book for my star wars colection (I've gos ca. 40 books from the ca. 100 there are). I think it's dificult to read for me. (Have to translate it)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on July 22, 2008, 02:19:25 PM
I just finished Extremely loud & incredibly close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's a very nice book, I really like it a lot :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deloria on July 22, 2008, 02:39:38 PM
I'm reading Plutarch's Lives. XD
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on July 22, 2008, 09:42:39 PM
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P
I only read books like that when I have to for school :P Usually I read fantasy :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rosella on July 23, 2008, 04:45:58 AM
This is embarrassing. From my last post about starting a Dragonlance book until today (Er...well, it's almost 7 AM at this point, so I guess yesterday) I had gotten about halfway through a 444 page book. Slightly after 1 (Yes, AM), I started Twilight, and at about 6:19, I finished it. 473 pages of pure bliss. All rabid squees of Edward fandom will be restrained, but...Wow.

EDIT: Also, he's played by Cedric Diggory in the movie. What's with that? :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 23, 2008, 05:42:31 AM
I've been reading this book off and on for a while...can't remember the title of it, actually...I was reading it before Rick and Bubba...but I just can't seem to get into it. And I have to, because I've read it and another book in the series already, but have to read the third book...and it's been years since I read the first two. Bleh..and I'm not letting myself read anything else until I get through it...
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Suzie on July 23, 2008, 06:10:37 AM
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P
I only read books like that when I have to for school :P Usually I read fantasy :D

It's odd, I never read fantasy XD
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Delling on July 23, 2008, 01:29:43 PM
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 23, 2008, 03:02:58 PM
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P
I only read books like that when I have to for school :P Usually I read fantasy :D

It's odd, I never read fantasy XD
Weirdo :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 23, 2008, 05:07:11 PM
Other than Tolkien I read no fantasy either. And I didn't like Atlas Shrugged much, despite a relatively libertarian ideology. Currently I am reading a Church history book by Schaffer.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Suzie on July 23, 2008, 06:03:22 PM
Nothing as highly educational as you others :P
I only read books like that when I have to for school :P Usually I read fantasy :D

It's odd, I never read fantasy XD
Weirdo :P

Indeed! I never read anything but text books. Even though I like fiction.. in anything except book-form.

Currently reading a book on quantum field theory.. it's exciting! ;D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Delling on July 23, 2008, 06:12:18 PM
Other than Tolkien I read no fantasy either. And I didn't like Atlas Shrugged much, despite a relatively libertarian ideology. Currently I am reading a Church history book by Schaffer.
Yeah... I know I'm supposed to be identifying with the protagonists... but there really does seem to be some utter lack of empathy with them... and then the sort of everyone else category is worse. They're both extremes that I think I'd rather not explore or endorse personally.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shades2585 on July 23, 2008, 08:15:50 PM
WOW Rosella you go Girl! I'm glad you like it. If you think Chronicles is good Legends is better.  ;)

I only Read Science fiction or fantasy. Right now I'm reading a Star Wars book and a book from Robert Asprin. (R.I.P He Died in May.  :'( I won't see him anymore at Dragon Con.)

Next I'll either read Robert Asprin's last book or read a book From Anne McAffrey.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on July 23, 2008, 09:31:36 PM
Next I'll either read Robert Asprin's last book or read a book From Anne McAffrey.
I love McCaffrey's Acorna series. :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on July 23, 2008, 10:33:43 PM
Sorry to hear that, Shades. My sister's favorite author, Robert Jordan, died recently. Her other favorite is Anne McCaffrey....It's really about time I read some of their books myself.  XD
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shades2585 on July 24, 2008, 05:40:42 AM
He died too? I think he was at Dragon Con the other year too. (Or was that the year before?)  I've never read his books. Someday maybe.

I love McCaffrey's Acorna series. :D

I haven't read that series yet. I've been reading the Pern series. A lot of books that she, and now her son, have written. I've meet the both and got books signed.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deloria on July 24, 2008, 06:33:12 AM
*is now reading Goethe's Faust* :D

Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on July 24, 2008, 06:50:01 AM
Just started Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Petra Rocks on July 24, 2008, 07:02:18 AM
Note that when I type Schaffer, I mean Schaff. :P  *stabs names that type too similarly.* ::)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on July 24, 2008, 07:33:52 AM
My sister's favorite author, Robert Jordan, died recently.
RIP Robert Jordan :'(

I haven't read that series yet. I've been reading the Pern series.
I never got into that series other than the Harper Hall trilogy (which I loved). I started Dragonflight and never finished it, but that was a long time ago, when I was in middle school. I should try reading those again.

I've meet the both and got books signed.  ;D
Neat :D

I had a dream last night about being at a Dean Koontz book signing for some weird reason ::) :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deloria on July 24, 2008, 07:48:59 AM
Other than Tolkien I read no fantasy either. And I didn't like Atlas Shrugged much, despite a relatively libertarian ideology. Currently I am reading a Church history book by Schaffer.
Yeah... I know I'm supposed to be identifying with the protagonists... but there really does seem to be some utter lack of empathy with them... and then the sort of everyone else category is worse. They're both extremes that I think I'd rather not explore or endorse personally.
XD XD Much my thoughts, actually. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: hula_chick on August 10, 2008, 04:24:46 PM
Just started Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)
--That was... ok, but not my absolute favorite book...I'm currently reading the Twilight series by Stephanie Myers b/c she just came out with the last book in the series and I NEED to read it before school so no one will wreck the ending for me  :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rosella on August 11, 2008, 04:30:28 AM
YES! Another Twilight-reader! *high-fives hula_chick*

No spoilers here, I promise. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on August 11, 2008, 09:49:27 PM
Twilight is definitely a series for young women :P

I am currently reading a book involving World War II by Jeff Shaara entitled The Rising Tide.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on August 12, 2008, 08:45:32 AM
I'm currently reading "The Pattern of Her Heart" by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller. It's actually pretty good, though I'm so busy that I only get a chapter or two in it at a time XD
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on August 29, 2008, 07:59:46 AM
Life of Pi is also not my fav book. I thought it wasn't really interesting before he got on the boat. In the meanwhile, I read
Donna Tartt - The little friend
George Orwell - 1984
Aldous Huxley - Brave new world
Philip K. Dick - Paycheck and 11 other short stories
and I started
Stephen Hawking - A brief history of time

I bought some more books, which I will read later:
Chuck Palahniuk - Haunted
George Orwell - Animal Farm
I forgot name - Man modified (about medical modifications to the human body, from 1969 :D)
And some kind of biography and comparison between Hitler & Stalin
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on August 29, 2008, 02:55:41 PM
Wow, that's alot of interesting reading, Nebel!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: waltzdancing on September 05, 2008, 10:57:39 AM
Timeline by Michael Crichton.

No Pity : People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement by Joseph P. Shapiro (for school)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on September 05, 2008, 11:30:46 AM
Finally finished my book for school a couple weeks ago, and turned in the journal we had to write about it yesterday. So glad that's done. :P

Right now I'm still finishing Raymond Feist's long series. On Exile's Return right now, then 4 more books after that. :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Deloria on September 14, 2008, 12:41:12 PM
I'm reading a collection of Plato's letters. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on September 15, 2008, 02:36:26 PM
Timeline by Michael Crichton.

I liked that one. DO NOT see the movie though! Yuck!

I'm still reading Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks because I haven't been reading enough AT ALL lately :/
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on October 14, 2008, 07:03:03 PM
Rereading the Sword of Truth series. Want to get as far as I can in the first book before the miniseries that's based on it starts on Nov 1st :D :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rosella on October 14, 2008, 07:08:57 PM
Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini. ^^
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on October 14, 2008, 08:18:03 PM
Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini. ^^
I was going to read that until I found he decided more books; for now I'm going to wait until the entire series is out to read them.

I've decided to make that a general rule; otherwise, I end up rereading a series each time the next book comes out, and I never read anything new. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on October 14, 2008, 11:35:16 PM
I'm now reading Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (and also the Star Wars ultimate visual guide :P).
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: snabbott on October 15, 2008, 04:36:42 PM
I'm now reading Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (and also the Star Wars ultimate visual guide :P).
That was a very bizarre story (The Metamorphosis, not Star Wars :))

(Posted on: October 15, 2008, 05:32:03 PM)


My sister's favorite author, Robert Jordan, died recently.
RIP Robert Jordan :'(
Ditto!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on October 17, 2008, 02:44:53 PM
I'm pages away from finishing The Elves of Cintra (the follow up to the last book I read)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on October 19, 2008, 06:02:06 PM
My friend let me borrow Eclipse since I'm still 15th on the waiting list at the library, so I'm reading that. :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jafar on October 19, 2008, 06:18:25 PM
I'm pages away from finishing The Elves of Cintra (the follow up to the last book I read)
That's part of the Genesis of Shannara series, right? I kinda want to read it, but I haven't read the Word and Void books yet, and I'm not sure if I need to. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on October 20, 2008, 12:57:58 AM
You don't NEED to, but I'd recommend it. I thought Word and Void was very good.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on October 20, 2008, 05:10:30 PM
I intend to read the Shannara series at some point; might just take a long while for me to get to it. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jafar on October 20, 2008, 07:14:13 PM
Go easy on the first book when you do. :P A lot of people just write it off as a LOTR ripoff. Most of the similarities are exaggerated though, and his later books have pretty much nothing in common.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on October 20, 2008, 08:27:22 PM
EXACTLY, Jafar. I'm glad someone understands...Alot of people are really mean about Sword of Shannara and it's pretty darn good for a lawyer who quit to write a fantasy novel on a whim :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jafar on October 20, 2008, 11:18:34 PM
I know, right? I mean, sure, there was some inspiration, but back when it was written, wasn't LOTR pretty much the only "epic fantasy" around? :P

And I always hate it when people are like "derr, Allannon = Gandalf, Flick = Samwise", etc. :P
I mean, most of the characters compared have barely anything in common.

The worst part is probably how they dismiss the first book as a ripoff and don't even give the others a chance though. The rest of the books have a ttoally different feel to them.

Oh, and Shea > Frodo. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shades2585 on October 21, 2008, 05:59:40 AM
I intend to read the Shannara series at some point; might just take a long while for me to get to it. :P

Same here. I bought several of the Shannara series in HB off Ebay but have far too many things to read before I get to it.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on October 21, 2008, 02:29:33 PM
I know, right? I mean, sure, there was some inspiration, but back when it was written, wasn't LOTR pretty much the only "epic fantasy" around? :P

And I always hate it when people are like "derr, Allannon = Gandalf, Flick = Samwise", etc. :P
I mean, most of the characters compared have barely anything in common.

The worst part is probably how they dismiss the first book as a ripoff and don't even give the others a chance though. The rest of the books have a ttoally different feel to them.

Oh, and Shea > Frodo. :P

This is probably going to sound like heresy, but I think book Gandalf isn't as cool as Allannon...I just...I saw the movie Fellowship of the Ring before I read the book, and Tolkien, I'm sorry, he just reads BORING. And Shea IS better than Frodo :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on October 23, 2008, 02:33:46 PM
The metamorphosis indeed is a strange story. The other stories were strange too, though :P

Now reading The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro. I've seen the movie some years ago, so :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: snabbott on October 26, 2008, 09:47:15 PM
I'm currently reading the oh-so-exciting Hospital Outpatient Department Spring 2008 Training Companion (for work). :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rosella on October 30, 2008, 07:47:13 PM
Also, it doesn't take much to be > Frodo. Ugh :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Jafar on October 30, 2008, 08:04:21 PM
Well, I don't think most people like Frodo, really.
It's just that he gets matched up with Shea in idiot SoS\LotR comparisons, cause they both have the role of "Guy who goes on the quest", and Frodo's just...not a likable character. :P

Oh, and I agree about the Allannon > Book Gandalf thing...but that's mostly cause I don't remember much of Book Gandalf, and Allanon was really, really awesome. XD
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Mary Jane on November 27, 2008, 12:15:29 AM
I just finished Dinner at Deviant's Palace. I'm kind of reading Babbit and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on November 27, 2008, 07:39:44 PM
I'm reading both Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris and When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops? by George Carlin.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on November 28, 2008, 05:57:34 AM
I'm currently reading Jane Eyre.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: snabbott on December 05, 2008, 03:45:54 PM
I read The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the other day. I'd like to know how his mother gave birth to a full grown man? ???
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Elessar on December 05, 2008, 06:44:39 PM
I haven't read that for a long time, so I don't even remember him being born as a grown man.


I've currently re-reading The Hobbit as part of my annual reading of The Hobbit & LotR
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: snabbott on December 05, 2008, 09:08:31 PM
I read it because I saw the previews for the movie and was curious.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on December 06, 2008, 06:24:55 AM
English Ivy by Catherine Palmer...though I've gone through two books this week alone XD
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Nebel on December 06, 2008, 07:31:34 AM
I read The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the other day. I'd like to know how his mother gave birth to a full grown man? ???

Me too, but it's fiction, y'know :P Also, old people are relatively small, and if you look at the previews for the movie, you can see that Brad Pitt after just being born is really really small too :) Not as small as a baby, but certainly not a full grown man.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on December 09, 2008, 01:47:50 PM
Can't wait to see that movie. Last time Brad Pitt worked with that director they made Fight Club, a fantastic movie...And before that, Se7en, another really good one!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on February 16, 2009, 09:26:14 PM
I just finished re-reading Narnia a few weeks ago.  I always cry my eyes out when I read The Last Battle, so whenever I finish the chronicles I have to take a week or two to recover before I start something else.   ;]
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 17, 2009, 04:58:36 AM
Man, I've not gotten the Narnia books yet, so I've not read them. Erik has the series so I think I'll hold out until I can borrow them from him.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on February 17, 2009, 01:46:49 PM
Man, I've not gotten the Narnia books yet, so I've not read them. Erik has the series so I think I'll hold out until I can borrow them from him.

DO IT!  Or you can borrow mine.  Stopping by Maple Valley anytime soon?   ;)

I love Narnia.  I have a Narnia tattoo.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on February 17, 2009, 02:38:45 PM
Nah, staying in Tennessee, Georgia...or Texas over the next six months :P

I just finished reading Terry Pratchett's "Hogfather" and am going to start on "Soul Music" within the next few days.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on February 17, 2009, 02:45:37 PM
Started rereading the books of the Sword of Truth series while in NZ. (Ended up buying the third and fourth books while I was over there for the equivalent of about $17 US dollars each since I blew through the first two I had brought way faster than I thought I would :P )

On the fifth now, and 6 more after. :D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 17, 2009, 07:03:47 PM
Just finished re-reading The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove(in which the Confederacy wins the Civil War thanks to men from the future giving them AK-47s), since I hadn't read is since he introduced me to alternate history all those years ago.
I'm now reading the graphic novel 1602 by Neil Gaiman, which is about famous Marvel heroes in Elizabethean England instead of the 20th century.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Farquhar on March 26, 2009, 04:52:32 PM
I'm currently reading John Lennon: The Life, a rather extensive biography on John. If you're a huge John Lennon fan like myself, I recommend it. You'll learn a lot of things you probably didn't know about him.

Also I'm currently reading The Crystal Shard to my wife.... :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on March 26, 2009, 05:49:08 PM
Just read the graphic novels Fray by Joss Whedon and The Killing Joke by Alan Moore.

Currently reading the short story collection Smoke And Mirrors by Neil Gaiman.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on March 27, 2009, 12:25:58 AM
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore.   ;D

(Posted on: March 27, 2009, 12:24:14 AM)


Rereading the Sword of Truth series. Want to get as far as I can in the first book before the miniseries that's based on it starts on Nov 1st :D :D

My cousin read that awhile back and keeps trying to get me to read it. Do you recommend it?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shades2585 on March 27, 2009, 05:54:47 AM
Also I'm currently reading The Crystal Shard to my wife.... :)

The Crystal Shard was a great story. I've read it many times.

Rereading the Sword of Truth series. Want to get as far as I can in the first book before the miniseries that's based on it starts on Nov 1st :D :D

My cousin read that awhile back and keeps trying to get me to read it. Do you recommend it?
My friend read them and said the first few were good but after that not so much.
I like the TV series though. It's called Legand of the Seeker. It's on on Sat's here but you can watch them all from their web site too. They use Hulo I think.

I'm currently reading the first book in the Dresden Files series "Storm Front" It's quite good. The TV series seems quite close too.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on April 08, 2009, 08:17:01 PM
My friend read them and said the first few were good but after that not so much.
Yea, the first ones are definitely better. When it gets to the later ones I kinda have to skim over all the preachy parts. Faith of the Fallen, the sixth one, is my second favorite of the series though after the first one. ;D

I can't decided if The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb is my favorite series, or the Riftwar books by Raymond E. Feist. :P



(Posted on: March 27, 2009, 11:20:45 AM)


Finally got a copy of Multiple Blessings that I put on hold a couple months a go; read it on Monday. Not getting very far with the sword of truth book I'm also reading though; only about 1/4 of the way through after 3 or 4 weeks. :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 08, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
Watchmen by THE Alan Moore. Best graphic novel writer ever!
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Shades2585 on April 09, 2009, 05:57:08 AM
I finished Storm Front the first book in the Dresden Files series. It was very good so I ordered the next four. I think he has eleven or twelve out now.

I'm reading Watchmen right now.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 14, 2009, 04:50:47 AM
I'm still on Reaper Man because I ended up getting a new DS game that I play in my spare time at work, instead of reading. But I also have less spare time now that I've gotten a job in a new location.

I've also started a new devotional, called "Engaged" which is a 12 week study, to help you keep God in the center of all the wedding planning.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on April 14, 2009, 09:25:32 PM
I've also started a new devotional, called "Engaged" which is a 12 week study, to help you keep God in the center of all the wedding planning.

Interesting.  Whenever I get married I may have to look into that.  :yes:

Finished Lamb, now I'm reading The Da Vinci Code.  I'm a little behind the times, I know, but I usually like to read "trend" books after the hype is over.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: atec123 on April 16, 2009, 08:05:32 PM
I am finally reading Brisingr.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cazamelia on April 17, 2009, 01:54:35 PM
Dragonsblood by Todd McCaffrey and Foundation by Mercedes Lackey. :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on April 18, 2009, 02:05:41 PM
So is Todd's mom officially retired or does she have imput still? (My sister is a huge Anne McCaffrey fan)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Cazamelia on April 18, 2009, 03:43:43 PM
I'm not sure she's retired, but I read somewhere that Anne McCaffrey has mostly handed the Pern series over to Todd, although she still sometimes co-writes the books with him.
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Post by: Rosella on April 20, 2009, 03:22:20 AM
I am finally reading Brisingr.

I still haven't finished that. XD

I just read The Confessions of a Serial Kisser. It was only the teeeeeniest bit embarrassing to have on a school field trip. XD
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Post by: atec123 on April 20, 2009, 05:29:08 AM
I am finally reading Brisingr.

I still haven't finished that. XD

I just read The Confessions of a Serial Kisser. It was only the teeeeeniest bit embarrassing to have on a school field trip. XD
haha, I haven't read that but I'll bet it would be at least a bit embarrassing to have. :P
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Post by: Shades2585 on April 20, 2009, 06:26:35 AM
So is Todd's mom officially retired or does she have imput still? (My sister is a huge Anne McCaffrey fan)
When I sat in a panel with her and her son she said that she still writes and has a lot of stories she still wants to tell but her health is really slowing her down. She still reviews her sons work and has a lot of veto power there.  :) It was funny watching her pull out a red pen and mark up his rough draft that they were reading right there in front of everyone.  :suffer:
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Post by: PirateKingChris on April 20, 2009, 12:18:25 PM
Haha nice story Shades. I'll have to relate that to my sis.

Still reading Watchmen, but I better finish it soon cause I'm sure someone else has it on hold on the library so I need to return it.
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Post by: Haids1987 on May 25, 2009, 10:03:50 PM
Re-reading a group of books I haven't read since I was a twelve year-old teenybopper: The Night World by LJ Smith. ;]
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Post by: Shades2585 on May 26, 2009, 06:20:56 AM
Re-reading a group of books I haven't read since I was a twelve year-old teenybopper: The Night World by LJ Smith. ;]

LOL Imaging Haids as a fifty's style Teenybopper!  :D (Or was that sixties?)

I started reading Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, Book 2) by Jim Butcher last night. It's good so far.
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Post by: atec123 on May 26, 2009, 06:50:28 AM
Re-reading a group of books I haven't read since I was a twelve year-old teenybopper: The Night World by LJ Smith. ;]

LOL Imaging Haids as a fifty's style Teenybopper!  :D (Or was that sixties?)
haha. ;D

I'm not reading anything new but I'm re-reading half blood prince before the movie.
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Post by: tessspoon on May 26, 2009, 10:14:25 AM
I'm not reading anything new but I'm re-reading half blood prince before the movie.
I thought about doing that... but my sister has our copy down in North Carolina, so I'm just gonna go see not remembering a thing from the book. :P

Currently rereading the Tears of Artamon series by Sarah Ash.
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Post by: Delling on May 26, 2009, 11:24:36 AM
I'm currently reading The Book of Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland specifically "The Legend of Tyrone" because I am ever so slowly translating it into Gaelic. :P

...and I've spent some time studying my new Gaelic thesaurus. :D
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Post by: PirateKingChris on May 27, 2009, 01:06:49 PM
I'm not reading anything new but I'm re-reading half blood prince before the movie.
I thought about doing that... but my sister has our copy down in North Carolina, so I'm just gonna go see not remembering a thing from the book. :P
I think after the movie comes out, I'll reread the entire series!  ;D

And I'm reading Volume 1 of Promethea, another series by Alan Moore.
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Post by: Haids1987 on May 29, 2009, 12:47:06 PM
LOL Imaging Haids as a fifty's style Teenybopper!  :D (Or was that sixties?)

Haha, I don't know.  ;D I DO know that when I originally read LJ Smith's books, I was wearing glitter nail polish, my favorite group was the Backstreet Boys, and it was not abovie me to wear a pink tank top that said "Princess Brat."   ::)

Horrors! 
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Post by: Shades2585 on June 01, 2009, 06:14:22 AM
LOL Now that would be a funny pic to see.
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Post by: Suzie on June 01, 2009, 07:04:22 AM
Bunch of new issues of some of my favourite science magazines just came out, so I'm reading those. :D
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Post by: writerlove on June 07, 2009, 01:43:45 PM
I just finished reading "The Lucky One" by Nicholas Sparks. I had the book since Christmas but finally decided to read it. it was pretty good.
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Post by: tessspoon on June 07, 2009, 01:56:02 PM
Now on The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller.
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Post by: koko_99_2001 on June 08, 2009, 05:45:06 AM
Currently reading "The Inheritance" by Tamara Alexander
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Post by: Mary Jane on July 08, 2009, 01:07:58 AM
I just finished up Vergil's The Aeneid. I feel a lot more cultured now.
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Post by: Haids1987 on July 10, 2009, 01:31:21 AM
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.  I never read it as a child and I'm making up for lost time.  It's great! :yes:
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Suzie on July 29, 2009, 12:03:57 PM
Sky At Night magazine. ;D
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Post by: PirateKingChris on July 29, 2009, 04:50:26 PM
Feel like reading something "light" so rereading Harry Potter series, on Chamber of Secrets now.
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Post by: koko_99_2001 on July 29, 2009, 05:36:01 PM
Horse Soldiers, by Doug Stanton. First non-light reading I've done in a while. But it's an awesome book!
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Post by: Rosella on August 03, 2009, 07:42:19 PM
I just finished 1984 a bit ago. It didn't hook me at first (I had stolen it from my boyfriend and was reading it out loud to entertain myself and his sisters), but I got really into it pretty soon after. It's a good/terrifying book. XD
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Post by: Suzie on August 04, 2009, 12:08:49 AM
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick, one of the best novels ever written. ♥
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: writerlove on August 05, 2009, 05:55:57 PM
Read Marley and Me by John Grogan while at the beach. The book is hilarious but very sad at the end. Poor Marley. He had such a zest for life. And the fact that Grogan is a journalist drew me in too.
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Post by: Rosella on August 07, 2009, 09:35:41 PM
I saw the promos for that movie, and I refused to watch it. I knew he died, and I did not want to fall in love with that stupid dog and then sob for the next hour. XD
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Post by: Haids1987 on August 08, 2009, 01:00:10 AM
I felt the same way.  I was like, "No way.  There is no possible way that a movie or book like that can end happily, so forget it."  :'(
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Post by: Yonkey on August 08, 2009, 10:40:16 PM
The movie was actually quite good.  I would recommend seeing it. :P  Even though it's fairly obvious the dog would die from the title alone, the ending revisits how much of a huge impact the dog had in all the important moments of their lives.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Delling on August 09, 2009, 09:10:48 AM
Till We Have Faces ...because it's awesome and I'm reading it for inspiration for something I'm writing... as well as a couple other books that my cousin lent or gave me on a book by book basis :P

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Post by: Suzie on August 09, 2009, 11:37:47 AM
New Scientist magazine. 8)
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Post by: Haids1987 on August 09, 2009, 12:55:48 PM
About to start My Sister's Keeper.  It was recommended to me by a co worker two years ago and I'm just now getting it.  Like I said before, I'm a little behind the times.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Elessar on August 12, 2009, 01:59:57 PM
I am currently in the middle of The Return of the King.

Till We Have Faces ...because it's awesome and I'm reading it for inspiration for something I'm writing... as well as a couple other books that my cousin lent or gave me on a book by book basis :P

C. S. Lewis did a rather remarkable job in changing the original myth into that book's story. It's been a while since I've read it, but it was quite an engaging read.

What sort of writing are you doing? A book perchance?
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Post by: Haids1987 on August 12, 2009, 03:08:44 PM
C. S. Lewis did a rather remarkable job in changing the original myth into that book's story.
I love CS Lewis.  He's my hero.  I have a lamp post tattoo in celebration of the Narnia books.  :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: PirateKingChris on August 18, 2009, 10:52:32 PM
The Goon Vol. 2: My Murderous Childhood (And Other Grievous Yarns)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Suzie on August 19, 2009, 12:04:05 AM
Radio Free Albemuth by Philip K Dick :)
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Delling on September 14, 2009, 09:01:58 PM
I finished Till We Have Faces, did The Great Divorce, need to finish The Odyssey, and start reading The Aeneid (for a class... but it annoys me because they're translations :-\)... I've actually forgotten what's on it, but I think I had another list of books to be reading too.
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Post by: PirateKingChris on October 09, 2009, 07:48:38 PM
20th Century Ghosts and Locke and Key: Head Games both by Joe Hill.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on October 10, 2009, 12:59:16 PM
Ghosts?  Just in time for 'Ween!   :o
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 10, 2009, 08:20:48 PM
I'm currently reading through "The Cat Who..." series. I'm currently on "The Cat Who Saw Red" by Lilian Jackson Braun.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on October 12, 2009, 09:41:48 AM
Are those the ones about the detective who is terrible at her job?  My friend told me about those and I always get confused between the Cat Who series and the Hot Six, Lucky Seven, etc. series.
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Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 14, 2009, 05:22:57 AM
Are those the ones about the detective who is terrible at her job?  My friend told me about those and I always get confused between the Cat Who series and the Hot Six, Lucky Seven, etc. series.

No, these are the ones about a guy named Qwilleran and his two cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Koko actually helps solve the crimes. Great books!
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Post by: Suzie on October 14, 2009, 06:03:19 AM
Currently reading Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Great classic no matter what age you are. :)
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Post by: Haids1987 on October 14, 2009, 09:39:21 AM
That book makes me cry!  It's so sweet.  :)
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Post by: Rosella on October 14, 2009, 02:56:24 PM
...Those cat names sound eerily familiar, Cat. :P

I'm reading The Lost Symbol, the new Dan Brown novel. I'm not that far into it, but it seems cool so far. :D
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Post by: Haids1987 on October 14, 2009, 03:10:05 PM
I tried The Da Vinci Code and simply could not get into it.  I read it off and on for a month, and finally just let it die.  I just wasn't enthralled.  Let us know how The Lost Symbol is.  Isn't Langdon the protagonist in that one?
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Post by: Rosella on October 14, 2009, 03:33:19 PM
Langdon's still the protagonist. Typically, I have a lot of trouble reading books that I can't follow, and The Da Vinci Code falls into that category, but I was so into it that I finished it in about a day. XD As far as I can tell, the books are very, very similar.
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Post by: waltzdancing on October 14, 2009, 11:20:44 PM
I am reading "The White Queen" by Philippa Boyd i think is her name. Its okay for anyone who is interested.
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Post by: Haids1987 on October 15, 2009, 09:40:02 AM
Phillippa Gregory, you mean?  She kicks grass.  I read all her Henry the Eighth fiction.
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Post by: koko_99_2001 on October 15, 2009, 01:07:29 PM
...Those cat names sound eerily familiar, Cat. :P

I'm reading The Lost Symbol, the new Dan Brown novel. I'm not that far into it, but it seems cool so far. :D

That's because our Koko and Yum Yum were named after them :P
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Post by: PirateKingChris on October 15, 2009, 04:57:05 PM
Ghosts?  Just in time for 'Ween!   :o
Aye ;)
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Post by: Haids1987 on October 15, 2009, 08:54:17 PM
Speaking of 'Ween, I just started reading Dracula, by Bram Stoker.  I've never read it before, but so far so good!
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Post by: PirateKingChris on October 15, 2009, 11:25:13 PM
I've never read that either *shame*

Book I'm reading is good and creepy by the way... :dan:
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Post by: Haids1987 on October 16, 2009, 09:36:24 AM
Creepy is awesome.  Let us know how it turns out, I might have to read it...
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Post by: PirateKingChris on October 16, 2009, 04:26:44 PM
It's a collection of stories by the way...
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Post by: Haids1987 on October 16, 2009, 07:11:36 PM
Even better.  Sounds fun.
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Post by: Suzie on January 01, 2010, 03:43:38 AM
As part of my endeavours in this new year I've begun reading The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks, it's quite interesting. :)
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Post by: Haids1987 on January 01, 2010, 12:02:26 PM
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat?  :D  Sounds like my kind of book.

Just started rereading The Princess Bride.  I read it when I was in junior high, but now that I'm older it's even better.  I laughed so hard I was crying within the first ten pages--and that includes the intro!
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Post by: PirateKingChris on January 13, 2010, 03:26:22 PM
I've never read The Princess Bride but I love the movie so I should give it a whirl...

I'm currently reading The Goon: Heaps of Ruination (guest starring Hellboy)
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Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 16, 2010, 04:44:02 AM
Just started on "The Edge of Recall" by Kristen Heitzmann. Looks to be quite interesting! Definitely suspenseful already.
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Post by: Haids1987 on January 16, 2010, 02:40:56 PM
I've never read The Princess Bride but I love the movie so I should give it a whirl...
You totally should, PK.  It's absolutely hilarious.  It's funny because in the book, Buttercup is such a bimbo and her take on things is just so funny.  :D
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Post by: PirateKingChris on January 16, 2010, 08:35:41 PM
I'll definitely put it on my to read list!

Currently reading The Goon 4: Virtue and the Grim Consequences Thereof Also purchased volumes 5 & 6 as well as the first two issues of Locke and Key: Crown of Shadows the other night.
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Post by: tessspoon on January 23, 2010, 11:10:46 PM
A fantasy trilogy called The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks, on the last book and so far it's been great. :yes:
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Post by: Delling on January 27, 2010, 08:43:14 AM
*is supposed to be reading Inferno by Niven and Pournelle*

*is actually reading language books, working on lab stuff, working on Gaelic, and reading my Chinese dictionary* ::)
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Post by: koko_99_2001 on January 28, 2010, 02:43:15 PM
The Red River of the North series by Lauraine Snelling. Great books!
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Post by: Delling on March 14, 2010, 07:37:48 PM
I finished reading Inferno, read Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning by Owen Barfield (one of the lesser known Inklings), just read Alice in Wonderland, and am now reading Through the Looking Glass (which I've almost finished) and I will then read Ireland by Frank Delaney...

*hadn't realized he was doing so much reading lately... it feels good to realize that*

*may also be forgetting another book that he read between Inferno and Alice in Wonderland*
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Post by: Haids1987 on March 14, 2010, 08:13:08 PM
...just read Alice in Wonderland...
Gah, that book terrifies me.  I read it a few years back and had nightmares.  But then again, the movie always scared me, so...
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Post by: Delling on March 14, 2010, 08:25:24 PM
...just read Alice in Wonderland...
Gah, that book terrifies me.  I read it a few years back and had nightmares.  But then again, the movie always scared me, so...
It certainly has its creepy seemingly out-of-place bits--
The Walrus and the Carpenter reads as an incredibly creepy metaphor! *shudders*

I find Lewis Carroll very quotable though (in a manner similar to how Dharma & Greg or Firefly or Monty Python is very quotable).

*just finished Through the Looking Glass*
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Post by: Haids1987 on March 15, 2010, 06:42:04 PM
He IS quotable, I'll give you that.  But warped.  It's all just...spooky.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Farquhar on March 16, 2010, 03:57:30 AM
I'm currently reading J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion. Haven't picked it up in a while though, as I've been a bit preoccupied.... :P
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Post by: tessspoon on March 16, 2010, 09:28:55 AM
Currently in the middle of pretty much my favorite fantasy series ever, The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb. Only like my 5th time reading it. ::)
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Post by: B'rrr on March 16, 2010, 11:48:41 AM
Reading World of Riva by David and Leigh Eddings, I read the 'allorean and the Belgariad a few ti'es but didn;t read this book before, don't like it so far.
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Post by: oberonqa on March 16, 2010, 01:02:58 PM
I just finished The Gathering Storm (book 12 of The Wheel of Time), by Robert Jordan and Branden Sanderson. 

All out of stuff to read now.  :(
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on March 16, 2010, 03:04:08 PM
I just finished The Gathering Storm (book 12 of The Wheel of Time), by Robert Jordan and Branden Sanderson. 
How was it? I'm waiting for the rest to come out before I start reading the series again.
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Post by: crayauchtin on March 16, 2010, 04:16:40 PM
I'm about to finish Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (a re-read on my part, because Season 3 of True Blood should be starting soon!)

After that, I think I will read either Patrick or the Dragon King Saga (both of which are by Stephen Lawhead, a favorite author of mine!)
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Post by: Haids1987 on March 16, 2010, 06:27:11 PM
Haven't picked it up in a while though, as I've been a bit preoccupied.... :P
I can't imagine why. :)
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Post by: B'rrr on March 16, 2010, 07:24:49 PM
Oi, I liked the Si'arillion, if you get past the all creation part and get to the part where the elves leave the Valar it is actually nice to read.
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Post by: Farquhar on March 17, 2010, 03:58:30 AM
I'm enjoying it so far, surprised it's taken me so long to get the book, me being such a Tolkien fan and all....
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Post by: oberonqa on March 17, 2010, 08:54:54 AM
How was it? I'm waiting for the rest to come out before I start reading the series again.

Oh it was good.  It was very very good.  Plot holes are finally starting to get resolved.  And allow me to say one thing... and one thing only:

White Tower under seige

Enough said.  :)
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Post by: snabbott on March 17, 2010, 11:24:25 AM
How was it? I'm waiting for the rest to come out before I start reading the series again.

Oh it was good.  It was very very good.  Plot holes are finally starting to get resolved.  And allow me to say one thing... and one thing only:

White Tower under seige

Enough said.  :)
Yes, it was VERY good! I just finished it recently. Some of the previous books, although I really enjoyed them, seemed to be moving very slowly. This one goves a really strong sense that the end is coming. Also, there are a lot of surprises, and it leaves you wanting to know what happens next.

I never got into the Silmarillion. It seemed too much like reading a history book. :P

(Posted on: March 17, 2010, 12:22:56 PM)


I'm about to finish Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (a re-read on my part, because Season 3 of True Blood should be starting soon!)

After that, I think I will read either Patrick or the Dragon King Saga (both of which are by Stephen Lawhead, a favorite author of mine!)
Stephen Lawhead is one of my favorite authors, as well. I haven't read his more recent works, though.
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Post by: Delling on March 17, 2010, 12:00:18 PM
I never got into the Silmarillion. It seemed too much like reading a history book. :P

It is for a sizable portion of the book, but it does have a few narrative strides within it.
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Post by: tessspoon on March 17, 2010, 12:59:52 PM
Oh it was good.  It was very very good.  Plot holes are finally starting to get resolved.  And allow me to say one thing... and one thing only:

White Tower under seige

Enough said.  :)
I haven't read any of the books since middle school, so I don't really remember the plot at all, just that they were good. I'll have to reread them all.

and it leaves you wanting to know what happens next.
Part of the reason I now have a policy of only starting a series once all the books are out.

Cool to hear it was good though! Was a little worried as I'd never heard of Branden Sanderson before.
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Post by: crayauchtin on March 17, 2010, 03:16:34 PM
(Posted on: March 17, 2010, 12:22:56 PM)


I'm about to finish Club Dead by Charlaine Harris (a re-read on my part, because Season 3 of True Blood should be starting soon!)

After that, I think I will read either Patrick or the Dragon King Saga (both of which are by Stephen Lawhead, a favorite author of mine!)
Stephen Lawhead is one of my favorite authors, as well. I haven't read his more recent works, though.
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Oh, I highly recommend the Raven King trilogy. So far I only have Hood, the first one, but Lawhead is right back in his element, retelling old legends again. Honestly, Hood rivaled any book of the Pendragon Cycle, which were my favorites of his. Probably better than the Celtic Crusades (my second favorite), and the Song of Albion.
Definitely better than Byzantium, but I only say that because I absolutely despised his main character more than I have ever despised a fictional human being before in my life. :P
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Post by: B'rrr on March 17, 2010, 05:35:48 PM
I never got into the Silmarillion. It seemed too much like reading a history book. :P

It is for a sizable portion of the book, but it does have a few narrative strides within it.

So'eti'es it is fun to get to know the history of a story, since 'any writers create worlds and have a lot of background infor'ation of that what they create and it doesn;t show in the books they write. Though it also depends how they present that 'background' infor'ation.
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Post by: crayauchtin on March 17, 2010, 06:08:11 PM
That's why I enjoy Wikis for fictional worlds so much -- all the info you could ever want, in an easy to read form where you can get at only the parts that interest you. :)

Of course, it's hard to find a good, relatively complete and easily navigated Wiki for a lot of these fictional universes.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on March 17, 2010, 06:11:56 PM
If a book has a map or glossaries, or -which I never thought of before but works too- wikis, I'm all the more interested in reading it. :yes:
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: B'rrr on March 17, 2010, 06:40:49 PM
I like wiki's for beeing easy to read and get the infro'ation you want, but I rather have a book in 'y hands usually then reading fro' screen, just feels better.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: tessspoon on March 17, 2010, 07:03:57 PM
I rather have a book in 'y hands usually then reading fro' screen, just feels better.
True that, don't think I could ever use a kindle.
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Post by: Haids1987 on March 17, 2010, 07:07:45 PM
Gosh, me neither.  Kindles scare me, especially since I'm going to librarian school.  Besides, books are decorations.  The more, the better.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on March 18, 2010, 06:28:22 AM
Besides, books are decorations.  The more, the better.

Completely agree! Erik and I love to read and we're planning on renting a larger apartment, just so that we can have a library. I buy all the books I read...prefer to do that than borrowing them :P
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: waltzdancing on March 18, 2010, 11:08:54 AM
I like to but books too instead of borrowing, borrowing them you have to worry about return dates and someone might have destroyed the book too without telling anyone. I hate that.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on March 18, 2010, 02:57:39 PM
You are an extremely priveleged individual if you're borrowing a book from me.  The only person I trust completely with my books is my sister, and that's only because she knows how scary I am about them.  On the flip side, I also prefer not to borrow from other people.  It's just too risky!
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Post by: waltzdancing on March 18, 2010, 03:07:18 PM
True. I've lost several good books to friends. My sister and my parents are the only ones I lend books out to. They are easier to get back from too.  ;D
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: koko_99_2001 on March 20, 2010, 08:23:01 AM
I lend out to a good friend of mine. But that's it! No one else!
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Post by: Haids1987 on March 20, 2010, 10:31:09 AM
Aren't we book lovers funny? :)  For the record, I'd lend my books to you, Cat and Waltz. :yes:
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Post by: koko_99_2001 on March 20, 2010, 01:08:03 PM
Yay! I feel so important! I'm sure I'd lend my books to you guys as well. Sounds like we all have a mutual respect for them :)

Don't you hate it if you lend out, or buy a used book, and on the spine, it's all creased because of how the people read it?
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Haids1987 on March 20, 2010, 01:45:36 PM
**Shudder**  I remember back in high school, my English teacher made us all take out our brand new copies of "Othello," then told us to open it in the middle until the spine cracked.  I couldn't do it!  I just couldn't hurt my book that way, much less a Shakespeare book!
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Post by: B'rrr on March 20, 2010, 02:18:22 PM
Doesn't it always go like that with paperbacks eventually? unless you keep reading the' in a V-shape, which does not contribute to reading pleasure.

I do prefer hardcovers 'yself.
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Post by: Haids1987 on March 21, 2010, 11:18:44 AM
I do too.  Ususally when I buy books I only buy them in hardcover.
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Post by: crayauchtin on March 30, 2010, 12:18:53 AM
I decided on the Dragon King Saga, btw, I'm only three chapters in. So far it's good but it lacks some of Lawhead's usual... pizzazz! I'm hoping it'll pick it up along the way. There's potential but right now it's kind of "I'm using every cliche epic fantasy plot device to set the stakes at the start of the novel" -- which works, but it doesn't feel very Lawhead-y, y'know?
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Post by: B'rrr on April 10, 2010, 05:14:34 AM
I gave up on the book I was reading before. And since I a' dog-sitting at 'y parents house today I raided their book shelves and started reading Deidre written by Wi' Gijssen, a dutch author.
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Post by: tessspoon on April 13, 2010, 10:09:54 AM
Currently reading Clean Code by Robert Martin and Golden Fool by Robin Hobb.
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Post by: Delling on April 14, 2010, 06:04:51 PM
Still on Ireland, last 80 pages or so though...

(Posted on: April 13, 2010, 05:44:02 PM)


Finished. Good book. ...and now I need something else to read...