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Re: What book are you reading?

#1151 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 13 Apr 2010 23:50

Conn Iggulden - Wolf Of The Plains

very nice book, but i fear that next week when i receive my new set of star wars books i'll be reading them first
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#1152 Post by Daijin » 14 Apr 2010 11:53

Ayn Rand: Atlas Shrugged. (that will take some time)
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#1153 Post by Led Guardian » 14 Apr 2010 23:09

Rereading the Dresden Files. It's taking me a lot less time than I anticipated. I should have brought more of them back to college with me.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1154 Post by Raistlin Majere » 21 Apr 2010 09:37

I am thinking of buying the books of Forgotten Realms: The Haunted Lands .
Has anyone read them? Are they good?
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#1155 Post by Andreas » 21 Apr 2010 11:01

^dunno

now reading: Unfinished Tales by Tolkien

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#1156 Post by Arwen Arianna » 26 Apr 2010 12:22

re-reading Oscar Wildes "The Picture of Dorian Gray" for the 3rd time :roll:
I blame the movie I saw last Saturday :mrgreen:
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#1157 Post by Daijin » 26 Apr 2010 16:09

Was it any good?
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#1158 Post by Sentinel » 27 Apr 2010 08:58

A Game of Thrones
Free are those who walk away from setting suns
Free are those who laugh at chains that held them bound
Free are those who conquer in vain but won't stop to run
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#1159 Post by Raistlin Majere » 27 Apr 2010 14:27

Forgotten Realms: The Haunted Lands Book 1

I bought it yesterday :)
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1160 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 27 Apr 2010 16:26

just finished: Thimothy Zahn - Star Wars: Outbound Flight

reading: Troy Denning - Star Wars: Dark Nest I, The Joiner King
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#1161 Post by Arwen Arianna » 27 Apr 2010 23:49

Daijin wrote:Was it any good?
The movie? Yes, I loved it ... once I accepted that the actor who plays Dorian had dark hair :D (even saw it twice ^^)
There were some minor alterations, but they didn't disturb me... The feeling of the book was transferred very well, I think.
The actors were well chosen and really did a great job, too. So.. thumbs up ;)
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#1162 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 29 Apr 2010 17:58

Gandalf de Grijze wrote:just finished: Thimothy Zahn - Star Wars: Outbound Flight

reading: Troy Denning - Star Wars: Dark Nest I, The Joiner King
finished it, started on the next in line
Troy denning - Star Wars: Dark Nest II, The Unseen Queen
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#1163 Post by power_dysfunction » 01 May 2010 06:56

Reading The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
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#1164 Post by Metal Fan » 01 May 2010 08:12

The Fellowship of the Rings! (For the third time. Though I've never finished the other two! O_O)
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#1165 Post by Arwen Arianna » 09 May 2010 21:47

J.M. Barrie~ Peter Pan

the beginning was quite nice, but after the first 50 pages it gets rather strange and -I must admit- slightly boring :( let's see..
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#1166 Post by Desert_Storm » 10 May 2010 13:11

The Dark Tower. Now a little help please, what to read next? a song of ice and fire or the wheel of time?
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#1167 Post by Led Guardian » 10 May 2010 20:33

Son of Avonar - Carol Berg
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#1168 Post by power_dysfunction » 11 May 2010 05:48

Desert_Storm wrote:The Dark Tower. Now a little help please, what to read next? a song of ice and fire or the wheel of time?
Song of Ice and Fire, definitely. Especially now that the TV show is coming out next spring.
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#1169 Post by Desert_Storm » 11 May 2010 14:04

Ok, but is there any chance that he finishes the books within the next 100 years?
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#1170 Post by power_dysfunction » 12 May 2010 08:33

Desert_Storm wrote:Ok, but is there any chance that he finishes the books within the next 100 years?
...as much as I want to definitively answer yes, I'm not sure that I can. God, even BG's schedule slips aren't nearly this bad.
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#1171 Post by Desert_Storm » 12 May 2010 12:13

Yeah but on the other hand, that makes me an experienced "waiter" 8)
I mean it´s not much of a problem as long as I´ll be able to read it somewhen, it´s just that I´m quite a fast reader when I get into a book, so I was thinking of maybe reading another x-ology first, so that I don´t forget all the things happened in the first books when the final ones come out and I read stuff in between.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1172 Post by NDS » 12 May 2010 13:11

The war of the dwarves by Markus Heitz

but also: The legend of Sigurd and Guðrún by Tolkien
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1173 Post by Led Guardian » 15 May 2010 22:37

Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
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#1174 Post by Arwen Arianna » 18 May 2010 18:43

Led Guardian wrote:Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
is it any good?
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1175 Post by Led Guardian » 19 May 2010 00:13

Arwen Arianna wrote:
Led Guardian wrote:Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
is it any good?
Gods, yes. It is about a man growing up, told from his own perspective, with not much in the way of actual action (the typical kind, battles and the like), most of its plot simply about his experiences, and nothing you could particularly call a climax in the most obvious sense. You might think that sounds boring, but you'd be wrong. I never thought it would be so interesting to read something that is mostly a part of the life story of an imaginary person. It is engrossing, beautifully written, and I recommend that you read it soon. I wish I could explain myself better, but I'm tired and not thinking quite clearly.

Anyway, the point is that you should read it. Now. Go.
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#1176 Post by Led Guardian » 19 May 2010 00:14

Oh, and now reading Tales from the Perilous Realm by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Sounds like a BG album. :)
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#1177 Post by Arwen Arianna » 19 May 2010 12:47

Led Guardian wrote:
Arwen Arianna wrote:
Led Guardian wrote:Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
is it any good?
Gods, yes. It is about a man growing up, told from his own perspective, with not much in the way of actual action (the typical kind, battles and the like), most of its plot simply about his experiences, and nothing you could particularly call a climax in the most obvious sense. You might think that sounds boring, but you'd be wrong. I never thought it would be so interesting to read something that is mostly a part of the life story of an imaginary person. It is engrossing, beautifully written, and I recommend that you read it soon. I wish I could explain myself better, but I'm tired and not thinking quite clearly.

Anyway, the point is that you should read it. Now. Go.
Thanks for the explanation, I guess I might have to read it.. *g* it's standing right here on the shelf :twisted:
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#1178 Post by Cerbere » 21 May 2010 05:05

Still reading Storm of Swords, i haven't been able to really read it that much with finals and large semester long projects that I procrastinate on, but I'm starting to read it again :)

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#1179 Post by Alija Vila » 21 May 2010 20:17

Time to continue with Dune Saga...

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#1180 Post by Led Guardian » 21 May 2010 21:58

Carol Berg - Guardians of the Keep
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#1181 Post by Led Guardian » 26 May 2010 18:21

Carol Berg - The Soul Weaver
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#1182 Post by spamel » 26 May 2010 18:31

I'm just about to start Walden by Thoreau.
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#1183 Post by Arwen Arianna » 27 May 2010 14:53

Terry Pratchett ~ The Light Fantastic :twisted:
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#1184 Post by NDS » 27 May 2010 19:56

Comic book:
'Bleach vol. 4: Quincy archer hates you' by Tite Kubo
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#1185 Post by Led Guardian » 28 May 2010 07:27

Carol Berg - Daughter of Ancients
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#1186 Post by Led Guardian » 29 May 2010 08:10

Brent Weeks - The Way of Shadows
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#1187 Post by Metal Fan » 29 May 2010 08:13

THE SILMARILLION!
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#1188 Post by NDS » 29 May 2010 14:11

Finished:
'Bleach vol. 5' by Tite Kubo
'Bleach vol. 6: The death trilogy overture' by Tite Kubo

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'Bleach vol. 7: The broken Coda' by Tite Kubo
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#1189 Post by NDS » 30 May 2010 13:30

'Bleach vol. 8: The blade and me' by Tite Kubo
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#1190 Post by spamel » 30 May 2010 16:48

Metal Fan wrote:THE SILMARILLION!
I could never get into this one, nor LOTR! The Hobbit, on the other hand, is an annual read for me as is The Watchmen!
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#1191 Post by NDS » 01 Jun 2010 12:43

'Bleach vol. 9: Fourteen days for conspiracy' by Tite Kubo
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#1192 Post by Arwen Arianna » 03 Jun 2010 16:32

Anne Rice~ Interview With the Vampire
I somehow don't like her writing style :| :?
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#1193 Post by power_dysfunction » 03 Jun 2010 23:33

1632 by Eric Flint.
Though the towers of the city are denied to we men of clay
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#1194 Post by Led Guardian » 04 Jun 2010 00:06

Just finished:

Brent Weeks - Shadow's Edge

Now reading:

Brent Weeks - Beyond the Shadows
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#1195 Post by Led Guardian » 07 Jun 2010 00:03

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the Shadow
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#1196 Post by Mullet Boy » 07 Jun 2010 04:38

Led Guardian wrote:J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the Shadow
That's not a book. :P

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#1197 Post by Arwen Arianna » 07 Jun 2010 09:43

Well, it was originally planned to be a sequel to LOTR, but Tolkien realized that you just couldn't write a sequel to the Lord of the Rings.. apparently Christopher Tolkien published the script anyways :roll: or is it something else of the same name you are talking about?
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#1198 Post by NDS » 07 Jun 2010 17:08

'Bleach vol. 14: White tower rocks' by Tite Kubo
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#1199 Post by Led Guardian » 07 Jun 2010 20:04

Mullet Boy wrote:
Led Guardian wrote:J.R.R. Tolkien - The Return of the Shadow
That's not a book. :P
See, that's where you are wrong. It's part 1 of The History of the Lord of the Rings, edited by Christopher Tolkien. It contains drafts of FotR, plus editor's notes and analysis of the manuscripts. There was never a planned sequel to LotR as far as I know. Return of the Shadow was one of the titles Tolkien suggested to the publisher for FotR.
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#1200 Post by Alija Vila » 09 Jun 2010 00:47

Dune: House Corrino (Brian Herbert & Kevin Anderson)

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