Amph What book are you reading right now?

Discussion in 'Community' started by droideka27, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Just got to Part 2. I plan to finish the book either tomorrow or Tuesday. Most likely Tuesday.
  2. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    I see. Have fun! Ha ha lol
  3. SWpants Force Ghost

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    I finished AMOL!
    Reading two books at once is time consuming.
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  4. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I haven't read a good book since the second novel in Brent Weeks's Lightbringer series. I've been disappointed by most of the books I read in 2012 (Abe Lincoln: Vamp Hunter, Hunger Games books 2 and 3, Dance with Dragons).

    Someone please recommend me something awesome. I have a Nook that's just sitting here collecting dust.
  5. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Have you read Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson?
  6. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    might i recommend a song of ice and fire by george rr martin?
  7. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    No.

    But I recommend Room by Emma Donoghue. It's not that often anymore that a book keeps me up all night.
  8. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    actually im really into this little indie author right now, maybe you've heard of him - james raoul ragnarok tolkien? anyone?
  9. Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus

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    I recently found out that the Twilight movies were actually based on books.
  10. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Re-reading The Other End of Time, book 1 in Frederik Pohl's Eschaton Trilogy. I've had the second and final books in the reading pile for years (they came out in the 1990s). I read the first one ages ago so I need a re-read to prepare for books 2 & 3.
  11. Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost

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    That would be A Dance with Dragons. The question is did Ezio start with ADWD? If he did, it might explain why he didn't like it very much. You really to start at the beginning with Game of Thrones, otherwise you'll have no idea what's going on and be totally lost.
  12. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    naw dawg "game of thrones" is that HBO joint with all the tah-tahs and cgi dragons that dont do anything and whatnot
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  13. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    'House of the Spirits' by Isabel Allende, very beautiful prose and excellent characters but it hits weakness when it fails to really define the bounds between the spiritualism and the real in this mystical setting
  14. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I've read a sample of Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings and it didn't grip me. But I'm presently downloading a free sample of Mistborn onto the Nook to check it out.

    Sample downloading as we speak.
    Sadly, I find myself unable to get sucked into Tolkien's writing. While I love the LotR films, the books are another matter. I've had all three books since childhood but have been unable to finish any of them. Something about his writing style just doesn't draw me in.

    I probably will be making even less friends here with what I'm about to say (especially so soon after admitting that I don't care too much for Tolkien), but I have indeed been reading a Song of Ice and Fire since A Game of Thrones. A Dance with Dragons wasn't as disappointing as a Feast for Crows, and though a lot happened, I felt that it should have been named "A Flailing Tumble of Dragons."

    Perhaps I was just too excited for it and the title itself really gave me high hopes for what Danaerys might accomplish.



    Anyway, in addition to the recommended books, I'm curious about the Wheel of Time series. I've downloaded the sample for the first book but, unfortunately, the Nook free sample only includes the table of contents without the actual first chapter. Yeesh.
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  15. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    realtalk LotR and the hobbit were the first "chapter books" i ever read as a tender whelp.but yeah his style is dry as fudge. terry brooks is another epic fantasy dude with snore-worthy writing. robert jordan, however, is pretty good at his craft. WoT is legit well-written

    if you havent read the Name of the Wind and the Wise Man's Fear (first two parts of the as-yet incomplete King Killer Chronicle), that's pretty much the best written, most engrossing high fantasy on the market right now

    fresh as heck
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  17. SWpants Force Ghost

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    Hiding in Sunshine by John Stuart & Caitlin Stuart
  18. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I'll get on downloading a sample of this, too.


    My younger brother used to read Terry Brooks's Shannara novels so I decided to give the first book a try a few years back. The story was so painfully predictable and typical for the fantasy genre ("an old evil rising, the established order of wizards is failing, who will saaaave uuuuus?"). I also didn't care for his novelization of The Phantom Menace. But then again, the best prequel novelization I read was Matt Stover's RotS. The writing and dialogue in that novel was quite engrossing.
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  19. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Ezio--you're giving Mistborn and WoT a try and don't care for Tolkien or Martin? Hi, I'm Nat. We're going to be friends :D



    I paused my WoT reading to give Beautiful Creatures a try (the one with the awful-looking movie coming out). A hundred pages in, it's not fabulous, but it's keping my attention.
  20. Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master

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    Uh, well, I actually do like the Song of Ice and Fire series. I enjoy Martin's writing. I just find myself not being entirely fond of where the past two books have gone...just the slow, pointless pacing is what's getting to me. We're, what, 5, 6 books in and all that keeps recurring is a theme of "good guys lose, good guys lose some more, and then good guys die and then die again--but wait! It looks like the good guys might accomplish something...ha! Tricked ya! Good guys died again!"

    Obviously it's more complicated than that, but that's kind of a generalized summary.
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  21. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    [face_laugh] Well, we can still be friends :p

    I read Game of Thrones and liked it okay, but it wasn't the be-all that some people talk it up as (I say as I talk up Sanderson :p ). I didn't love it enough to NEED the next book, so I figure I'll wait until they're all out.
  22. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Well I finished Bread Givers, and I have to say that it had a rather negative ending. It was also incredibly melodramatic which I was not too fond of. I also read through a second time Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own for my Women's Lit class. Ugh it's still dry and incoherent. I think her main argument is brilliant, but she takes forever on trying to formulate around it.
  23. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Jared Diamond's "Third Chimpanzee". Loving it so far!
  24. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Dissin' on A Room of One's Own?

    [IMG]

    :p

    I really like that dry, meandering style, but that's probably a preference thing.
  25. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Quite depressing wasn't it?