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    by viathyn » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:33 am

    Holy fack Matt you're reading these quickly! I should call you... Quick Ben!
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    by mfrap » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:07 am

    viathyn wrote:Holy fack Matt you're reading these quickly! I should call you... Quick Ben!


    Haha, I always wondered why he had that nickname.... Yea I get so involved I have to keep going to find out! That and works been slow giving me lots of free read time.
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    by X-Thor » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:25 am

    Re-reading the Silmarillion.

    But reading it in English for the first time. Feels weird. :ugeek:
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    by viathyn » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:36 pm

    X-Thor wrote:Re-reading the Silmarillion.

    But reading it in English for the first time. Feels weird. :ugeek:

    Is it any less convoluted in Spanish? I couldn't get through it...
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    by viathyn » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:37 pm

    Haha. I just bought the rest of the Malazan series. Good shit.

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    by mfrap » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:39 pm

    I shat my pants when Kulp said that he shat his pants
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    by viathyn » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:23 pm

    That shit made me lol irl.

    /teenage girl acronyms.
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    by Speedy » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:25 pm

    Finished A Song of Fire and Ice for the second time a wile ago. The ending of A Dance With Dragons blows even harder the second time.
    I found two funny references to Monty Python, "...the kind that don't break and run when you fart in their general direction." (p. 378 in my edition), and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, "...and I never did learn the knack of flying." (p. 538), in A Dance With Dragons. There might be more that I missed.

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    by X-Thor » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:35 pm

    viathyn wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:Re-reading the Silmarillion.

    But reading it in English for the first time. Feels weird. :ugeek:

    Is it any less convoluted in Spanish? I couldn't get through it...


    I'm not sure. I read it in Spanish when I was like 12 and have re-read it many times now. But I've only just started it in English. I'll tell you once I get to the chapter about the kingdoms of Beleriand...

    It's just weird to read differently something that you already know. I keep remembering some sentences in Spanish. Unlike The Lord of the Rings, names here remain the same, since they are in Quenya or Sindarin.
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    by Maso » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:37 am

    Re-reading oldies but goodies

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    by Laura » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:14 am

    Can't remember if I ever mentioned The Hunger Games here (think I might have mentioned the first movie and that I was going to read the first book)....but I am *finally* reading the first book after repeated requests from our 14 year old daughter. :P She read the books for the first time at around age 12 (and absolutely loved them to death, no pun intended ;) ) and around that time she said there was not one kid in her age group who was not reading them...same with our older girl who is a year and a half older.

    The Hunger Games phenomenon (books and movies) has me quite fascinated on many levels, as the Twilight series did, but for different reasons. Re HG, the premise from the get go...the playing out of a fight to the death between a group of 18 and younger kids....with a lone survivor as the winner (all for the entertainment of the "rich")....in other words, the outright savagery of it all strikes me peculiar in many ways...primarily because it is so popular with such young kids (our younger girl has told me in some detail why she loves them so much). I'm not sure what to make of it all.
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    by Disaster Area » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:26 am

    Oaky Jake, just popped this onto my Kindle,

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    If i don't like it you owe me $6.74.

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    by viathyn » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:37 am

    I'll buy you a beer or two for your troubles if that is the case!

    Rothfuss knows how to write a good sentence. The strength in those books comes from his ability to make the mundane seem enthralling. The scope is not huge, but keep in mind the perspective of the main character as he tells his story; he's got a huge choice-supportive and confirmation bias towards himself that makes him sound like a 'mary-sue' character.





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    by vikingbitch » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:18 pm

    Disaster Area wrote:Oaky Jake, just popped this onto my Kindle,

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    If i don't like it you owe me $6.74.

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    I just started this one as well, received it as a Christmas gift - really like it so far.
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    by Disaster Area » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:34 pm

    Okay Jake, you're off the hook for the $6.74, four chapters in and hooked. Love his writing style!

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    by viathyn » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:57 am

    Just finished Memories of Ice. Damn, that shit got heavy at the end.... all the feels!

    Now, onwards to House of Chains!

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    by DJ Old Man Stares » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:41 pm

    Been reading lots of Star Wars books for the last 5 months off and on. Been alternating between those and Conan novels. Finished a good run of Star Wars, and when I fly out tomorrow I will once again read through L. Sprague DeCamp's "Conan: The Buccaneer." Good stuff. :beerhorns:
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    by Wicker Man » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:06 am

    I haven't posted on this forum since somewhere back around the second cruise....

    Being back to school and have to spend crazy long ass time in the subway everyday, I am reading more than ever. I am currently reading Dee Snider biography Shut Up and Give Me the Mic
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    by X-Thor » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:12 pm

    I just powered through the first Divergent book. Pretty cool. It's just like The Hunger Games (YA book about a young girl who has to save the world, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future with a weird society), but the protagonist is WAY more badass than Katniss (which is saying a lot, I guess). Worth a read, and you can be done with the book within a week.
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    X-Thor wrote:I just powered through the first Divergent book. Pretty cool. It's just like The Hunger Games (YA book about a young girl who has to save the world, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future with a weird society), but the protagonist is WAY more badass than Katniss (which is saying a lot, I guess). Worth a read, and you can be done with the book within a week.

    More bad ass as in she doesn't have a pouty face the whole time? :mrgreen:
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    by X-Thor » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:43 pm

    Stained Class wrote:
    X-Thor wrote:I just powered through the first Divergent book. Pretty cool. It's just like The Hunger Games (YA book about a young girl who has to save the world, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future with a weird society), but the protagonist is WAY more badass than Katniss (which is saying a lot, I guess). Worth a read, and you can be done with the book within a week.

    More bad ass as in she doesn't have a pouty face the whole time? :mrgreen:


    I'm talking about the books, not the movie... But if you're complaining about Jennifer Lawrence's face, there is something seriously wrong with you. :P
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    X-Thor wrote:
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    X-Thor wrote:I just powered through the first Divergent book. Pretty cool. It's just like The Hunger Games (YA book about a young girl who has to save the world, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future with a weird society), but the protagonist is WAY more badass than Katniss (which is saying a lot, I guess). Worth a read, and you can be done with the book within a week.

    More bad ass as in she doesn't have a pouty face the whole time? :mrgreen:


    I'm talking about the books, not the movie... But if you're complaining about Jennifer Lawrence's face, there is something seriously wrong with you. :P

    :lol: Her face is fine. It just doesn't change much.
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    by mfrap » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:23 pm

    Anyone else stop getting emotionally invested in characters you like because authors always kill them in pathetic or ironic ways? :death:
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    by X-Thor » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:34 pm

    mfrap wrote:Anyone else stop getting emotionally invested in characters you like because authors always kill them in pathetic or ironic ways? :death:


    Hahaha, the GRRM effect.
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    by mfrap » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:58 pm

    X-Thor wrote:
    mfrap wrote:Anyone else stop getting emotionally invested in characters you like because authors always kill them in pathetic or ironic ways? :death:


    Hahaha, the GRRM effect.


    haha pretty much. though ive had it happen before i ever read any of his books he takes it to the extreme to be sure. :bitch:
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    by Wicker Man » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:18 am

    GRRM books are getting boring to read because too many people die and those you hate or act stupid all the time well survive...

    So I finish Dee Snider biography, it is an interesting read but far to be a must read. After that I read book #17 of the Aubrey-Maturin series from Patrick O'Brian. Only have 3 books to go and be done with a series I started reading years ago but it is so good that I am afraid to read them all and be done with this awesome series

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    I've been knee deep trying to make sense of my Kawi's service manual. But, I've finally made myself read for pleasure, so, I'm re-reading The Sea Wolf by Jack London. Get it. Read it. Read it again.
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    I'm reading Neil Peart's "Ghost Rider" :ugeek:
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    by DJ Old Man Stares » Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:08 am

    Finished another three or four Conan novels written by several authors Robert E. Howard among them. Yesterday, I just opened up the last Wheel of Time epic. It's been two years since I read the previous one, so I'm a bit lost at the moment but the story is kind of starting to flesh itself out. So far it's action packed.
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    by LadyBlackfhyre » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:14 am

    I am reading Wheel of Time - I am on book 6 right now.

    Definitely the best series I've read so far!

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    by Disaster Area » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:42 pm

    LadyBlackfhyre wrote:I am reading Wheel of Time - I am on book 6 right now.

    Definitely the best series I've read so far!


    That's high on my "get to it" list. If you are enjoying WOT, make DAMN sure you read the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (2 books of the trilogy out so far).

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    by LadyBlackfhyre » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:55 am

    I have so many series on my need to read list!

    Right now I need to finish Wheel of time, then probably read the 6th GRRM book (if it comes ou by the time I finish WoT)
    Then I have the 3rd book to read from a series called Enclave by Ann Aguire...then IDK what would be next!!!!!!

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    by Stained Class » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:57 am

    LadyBlackfhyre wrote:
    Right now I need to finish Wheel of time, then probably read the 6th GRRM book (if it comes ou by the time I finish WoT)

    Yeah, that's gonna happen :P
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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by LadyBlackfhyre » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:05 am

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    Right now I need to finish Wheel of time, then probably read the 6th GRRM book (if it comes ou by the time I finish WoT)

    Yeah, that's gonna happen :P



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    by X-Thor » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:54 pm

    So I finished teh Divergent series. Pretty good, and the ending is just beautiful.

    I also read a novel called Red Rising, by a new author called Pierce Brown. It's been a long time since I got that excited while reading a sci-fi book.

    Right now, I'm reading about military history and strategy... I don't know why, really. :P

    Planning on re-reading the Hyperion Cantos in the next few weeks. :ugeek: :ugeek:
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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by Stained Class » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:41 pm

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    About 100 pages in already. Book 3 was fucking incredible right through to the last page! I'm hoping this one isn't as boring as a lot of the readers say it is. So far it's not bad.

    Jeez that took me a while. Just finished it and now moving on to:
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    Also as far as people saying that that book was boring compared to the previous ones; it was.
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    by viathyn » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:55 pm

    Just finished:

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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by X-Thor » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:17 pm

    A friend let me borrow his copy of Wise Man's Fear, so I'm reading that now. Shame that it took me so long to start reading it. :oops:
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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by Wicker Man » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:05 am

    So i just finish "The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey" the end of a 21 books series. It is by far the best series ever! for anyone who like history it is a most read
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    Re: What book are you reading at the moment ?

    by X-Thor » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:03 pm

    X-Thor wrote:A friend let me borrow his copy of Wise Man's Fear, so I'm reading that now. Shame that it took me so long to start reading it. :oops:


    Aand done. Great book. Roothfuss is an amazing writer. Also, that fucking tree thing. Creepy.

    Now reading Hyperion for maybe the 4th time. :oops:
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