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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2008, 10:57:39 AM »
Timeline by Michael Crichton.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #41 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

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2008, 12:41:12 PM »
I'm reading a collection of Plato's letters. :P
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #43 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 :/
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #44 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

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2008, 07:08:57 PM »
Brisingr, by Christopher Paolini. ^^
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #46 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

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #47 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).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #48 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 :))

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #49 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)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #50 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

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #51 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
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #52 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.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #53 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

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #55 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
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #56 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
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #57 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.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #58 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
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #59 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 :)
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