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Re: What book are you reading?

#1051 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 10 Oct 2009 23:47

Roberta J. Magnussen - Water technology in the middle ages

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Re: What book are you reading?

#1052 Post by majesty » 12 Oct 2009 16:19

Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1053 Post by Lilyael » 12 Oct 2009 16:44

Wildfire by Sarah Micklem
A Feast for Crows by George RR Martin
The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Also ( because I have a short attention span and never have fewer than three books on the go ) Jane Eyre
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1054 Post by Led Guardian » 14 Oct 2009 07:14

The Shaping of Middle-Earth- J.R.R. Tolkien

If only I had more time to read, I'd be a lot farther than this.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1055 Post by Mackasfour » 14 Oct 2009 10:38

majesty wrote:Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time
Starting that when I finish the book I am on now.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1056 Post by Mackasfour » 30 Oct 2009 12:46

Mackasfour wrote:
majesty wrote:Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time
Starting that when I finish the book I am on now.
Starting it tonight :mrgreen:
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1057 Post by Led Guardian » 06 Nov 2009 23:38

Led Guardian wrote:The Shaping of Middle-Earth- J.R.R. Tolkien

If only I had more time to read, I'd be a lot farther than this.
Thanks to college work/life, still working on this, but now I'm also reading An Anthology of Old English Poetry and The Táin.
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1058 Post by Nightfall5 » 09 Nov 2009 01:37

I'm reading "Into the Wild" by Krakauer and "The Thousand Orcs" by R.A. Salvatore... good books
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#1059 Post by power_dysfunction » 10 Nov 2009 13:58

Prentice Alvin, book 3 of the Tales of Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card (author of Ender's Game). It's really good, fantasy set in an alternate early 1800s America.
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#1060 Post by Arwen Arianna » 10 Nov 2009 23:38

E.T.A. Hoffmann~ Die Elixiere des Teufels
not really fantasy, but oh, well..
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#1061 Post by t.a.j. » 10 Nov 2009 23:51

Michael Martin - The Case Against Christianity and Patrick Rothfuss - The Name Of The Wind.
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#1062 Post by Arwen Arianna » 11 Nov 2009 15:29

Robert Jordan~ The Eye of the Wolrd
finally. Going to start tonight :)
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#1063 Post by t.a.j. » 11 Nov 2009 21:39

You poor girl.
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#1064 Post by Cerbere » 12 Nov 2009 00:49

I just read A Clockwork Orange

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#1065 Post by Arwen Arianna » 15 Nov 2009 13:59

t.a.j. wrote:You poor girl.
how so?
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#1066 Post by the blue magian » 15 Nov 2009 22:16

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#1067 Post by power_dysfunction » 17 Nov 2009 09:17

"Kinds of Minds" by Daniel Dennett- about the nature of consciousness
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#1068 Post by t.a.j. » 17 Nov 2009 22:29

Arwen Arianna wrote:
t.a.j. wrote:You poor girl.
how so?
Cause you are reading Robert Jordan, there's hardly a worse literary fate that I can imagine
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#1069 Post by Arwen Arianna » 19 Nov 2009 13:40

t.a.j. wrote:
Arwen Arianna wrote:
t.a.j. wrote:You poor girl.
how so?
Cause you are reading Robert Jordan, there's hardly a worse literary fate that I can imagine
May I "recommend" "Die langen Stunden des Augenblicks" by Renate Feil? Maybe that will change your opinion..
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1070 Post by Andreas » 23 Nov 2009 13:41

Yesterday I started reading The Dark Tower part 1 by Stephen King. I stopped at page 161. Not bad for the first day.

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#1071 Post by Cerbere » 23 Nov 2009 20:56

I am reading Exile- The second part of the dark elf trilogy by RA Salvatore

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#1072 Post by Metal Fan » 24 Nov 2009 07:56

Otherland River of Blue Fire and War of the Flowers both be Tad Williams. Best author ever 8)
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#1073 Post by t.a.j. » 24 Nov 2009 11:07

Arwen Arianna wrote: May I "recommend" "Die langen Stunden des Augenblicks" by Renate Feil? Maybe that will change your opinion..
You might be right quality wise, the first half page of that book reveals quite terrible writing. But remember that Ms. Feyl's book will be over in 293 pages' time, while the torture of the Jordan will endure through 10000+ pages. A virtual eternity of flat, unlikeable and boring characters, of Tolkien ripp-off after Tolkien ripp-off and of a story that never seems to lead anywhere. At least if the first book is any indication of what is to follow.
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#1074 Post by 1by4by9 » 24 Nov 2009 14:08

The last volume of the Dark Tower. My favourite series.

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#1075 Post by Andreas » 24 Nov 2009 14:28

Don't tell me how in ends! I'm still reading the first book.

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#1076 Post by Andreas » 25 Nov 2009 18:37

I just started reading the second book. While working.

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#1077 Post by Arwen Arianna » 01 Dec 2009 00:05

t.a.j. wrote:
Arwen Arianna wrote: May I "recommend" "Die langen Stunden des Augenblicks" by Renate Feil? Maybe that will change your opinion..
You might be right quality wise, the first half page of that book reveals quite terrible writing. But remember that Ms. Feyl's book will be over in 293 pages' time, while the torture of the Jordan will endure through 10000+ pages. A virtual eternity of flat, unlikeable and boring characters, of Tolkien ripp-off after Tolkien ripp-off and of a story that never seems to lead anywhere. At least if the first book is any indication of what is to follow.
oh, but it were the longest 293 pages of my life, believe me. I constantly fell asleep. But since we read the book at school, I didn't have much of a choice.
Anyway, concerning the Wheel of Time... I didn't get very far yet (uni keeps me busy), but I already agree on the Tolkien ripp-off part. Add some David Eddings. I don't yet know whether the story leads anywhere, but so far it's definitely not among the worst books I've ever read. At least it contains some characters you might like (for one reason or another). we shall see.
As long as it doesn't turn out to have a "Stein und Flöte" touch to it (interesting, but weird first half, totally useless, boring second half), I'm already happy.
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#1078 Post by power_dysfunction » 01 Dec 2009 05:13

Re-reading A Song of Ice and Fire in preparation for the upcoming HBO series, and coming to the realization that it's even better than LOTR.
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#1079 Post by Lilyael » 01 Dec 2009 12:08

I'm still ploughing through A Feast of Crows. I really, really hope that nothing bad happens to Jaime ( like dying ) as he's my favourite character though I didn't like him at first.

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#1080 Post by t.a.j. » 01 Dec 2009 15:23

Arwen Arianna wrote:At least it contains some characters you might like (for one reason or another). we shall see.
I have to admit that the only character I was even remotely fond of was the young village witch.
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#1081 Post by paulfinn31 » 15 Dec 2009 20:00

I'm about to start reading Robert Charles Wilson "Hidden Place"

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#1082 Post by Cerbere » 20 Dec 2009 13:32

I finished the whole Dark elf series, now I'm reading the Road by Cormac Maccarthy

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#1083 Post by Frostbeule » 22 Dec 2009 20:57

nr: Thomas Ligotti - My work is not yet done

Can't wait to finish it in the train tomorrow . 8)
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#1084 Post by power_dysfunction » 23 Dec 2009 06:41

Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks, part of his Culture series. Just finished Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett; I'd tried getting into Discworld a while ago, but started on The Colour of Magic, which I didn't like nearly as much, but Guards! Guards! was absolutely hilarious.
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#1085 Post by Cerbere » 31 Dec 2009 22:32

Just stared reading a Game of Thrones a few days ago, I'm already past 100 pages

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#1086 Post by power_dysfunction » 01 Jan 2010 10:27

Cerbere wrote:Just stared reading a Game of Thrones a few days ago, I'm already past 100 pages
You WILL love this series.
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#1087 Post by Andreas » 02 Jan 2010 02:13

The Dark Tower part 5: Wolves of the Calla

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#1088 Post by faery » 02 Jan 2010 17:54

I really liked that one Andreas, hope you do too!

I am again reading in a big book full of stories of HP Lovecraft <3
And also in The Thousandfold Thought by R. Scott Bakker. Quite nice, but a bit difficult to get into again (it's the third book from a trilogy).

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#1089 Post by Arwen Arianna » 05 Jan 2010 23:20

t.a.j. wrote:
Arwen Arianna wrote:At least it contains some characters you might like (for one reason or another). we shall see.
I have to admit that the only character I was even remotely fond of was the young village witch.
I kind of like Lan, even though he's more than a bit of an Aragorn rip-off :roll:
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1090 Post by PlayWithThunder » 06 Jan 2010 00:18

Ive just started reading the Tommeyknockers - Stephen King I love Stephen Kings books! I am also reading the Dark Tower series which is FANTASTIC

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#1091 Post by t.a.j. » 06 Jan 2010 09:25

Arwen Arianna wrote: I kind of like Lan, even though he's more than a bit of an Aragorn rip-off :roll:
He's the wizard woman's protector, wasn't he?
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#1092 Post by Andreas » 08 Jan 2010 20:52

faery wrote:I really liked that one Andreas, hope you do too!
Yes, I am enjoying it, thank you :) I can't read as much as I'd love to, but still...

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#1093 Post by power_dysfunction » 09 Jan 2010 22:22

Now reading Seed to Harvest by Octavia Butler, which contains her Patternist series. I'd already read the first book of the series, Wild Seed, but the rest of the books aren't in print anymore except in this omnibus edition.
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#1094 Post by Mackasfour » 12 Jan 2010 12:57

Fools Errand - Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobbs, wasn't reading for a while and finally decided to get some done :P
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#1095 Post by paulfinn31 » 12 Jan 2010 19:28

I am currently reading the lost symbol by dan brown.I have purchased it a long time ago and now i had the time to read it.

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#1096 Post by alleyesonazarath » 12 Jan 2010 20:33

I'm reading A Game of Thrones. It's quite a good book so far, but I'm only on page 300.

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#1097 Post by Led Guardian » 14 Jan 2010 00:45

J.R.R. Tolkien- The Lost Road and Other Writings
Language and Myth- Ernst Cassirer (non-fiction)
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#1098 Post by power_dysfunction » 17 Jan 2010 19:06

Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross.
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#1099 Post by Daijin » 18 Jan 2010 14:16

Deborah Gelbard: Global Dawn
So, supposed a robot wants to kill all the humans that makes him "a radical".
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Re: What book are you reading?

#1100 Post by Andreas » 18 Jan 2010 18:14

The Dark Tower part 6: Song of Susannah

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