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Postby Nessephanie » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:30 pm

Kusoyaro wrote:I went back and reread a couple of Piers Anthony's Xanth books, which I absolutely adored when I was younger..

I never read those ones....But I absolutely loved his Incarnations of Immortality series.
I still need to buy them :\
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:34 pm

SQ wrote:YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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DREAM COME FRICKEN' TRUE

You and me both. I remember back when Wizard's First Rule came out, my brothers and I all waited to read it. Oldest first, then older, and me last. All three of us had it finished in 5 days.
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Postby SQ » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:33 pm

Dude, when the harry potter movies came out I was like ''This is such a joke. Goodkind's stuff would be WAY better".

I didn't understand why nobody was picking it up. But I went to his website that you linked(I didn't know he had a site XD) and it said he had turned down multiple offers, so that gave me at least some shred of relief that people hadn't noticed how awesome his books are.

I really hope the mini-series is awesome. Like. The Blank room awesome.
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Postby starcat09 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:29 pm

Robin McKinley - Love her work. I just re-read Spindle's End and Rose Daughter. =) Part of what dragged me back into the fairy tales thing. <_<; I haven't tried Damar but now I'm curious.

As far as differences between Discworld and others - you're right, there really isn't. (I just happen to like some of the other characters that don't show up in the Tiffany Aching books.)

Ellen Datlow sounds familiar...yep, she worked on The Green Man and The Faery Reel. :D Both good collections of fairy stories, though young-adult oriented. They're still good reads though. I'm trying to find her other anthologies as it seems she has very good taste.

Thanks for the links to the short-story links. :D I'll read those when I actually have time.

I've read the Goodkind series of books a bit over halfway through. Then neither the library nor the local bookstores had them and I lost interest...those books are long. I'm no stranger to long books, but I just can't read ten in a row. x_X I might pick them up again later, again - when I have time.

Short story anthologies are my new thing. Firebirds is it right now.
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Postby guy07 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:11 am

Excluding manga, i usually read exclusivly Terry Brooks novels. Though the last book i read was Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean something. Weird book, smart and well thought up but way too much emotional stuff for my liking. Needed more action, though there was a hawt rape scene where she gets done by a cave man. :P
Now i'm reading "super speed reading secrets" cuz i'm a slow ass reader. :x
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Postby Otohiko » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:13 pm

Bah, House of Leaves is gonna have to slip down a couple of weeks again; there's three books that I currently need to catch up on.

Our very own religion thread made me reach for "Views from the Real World" (early talks of Gurdjieff) and Nietzsche's "Thus Spake Zarathustra", both of which I'd like to re-read in light of things I've been thinking about lately.

Then there's the massive and well-illustrated tome of "United States Submarine Operations in World War II" by Roscoe, a subject in which I need a crash course due to the imminent release of Silent Hunter IV :roll:
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Postby starcat09 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:29 am

Popping in to mention an interesting site: http://www.shelfari.com. It's a site where you can make your own virtual bookshelf of books you have, or the ones you want. It seems to run partly on Amazon.com, and it includes manga. The tagging system makes it easy to sort through your books, too. You can leave opinions on books, ask questions, or just rate books.
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:55 pm

Otohiko wrote:Nietzsche's "Thus Spake Zarathustra"

Bah, I've been meaning to read that one for years and only recently remembered it because it made an appearance in Little Miss Sunshine. I really need to get to the library, but I'm always so tired.
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Postby Otohiko » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:02 pm

I'm reading through it and I'm pretty surprised not so much by how it echoes some of the thoughts I've been having, but by the fact that Nietzsche uses a lot of the same terminology.

Perhaps not that surprising, though, since despite not having been a keen Nietzsche reader before, I've been raised in a family where both parents highly respect his work (my father is one of the rare people who actually espouses the correct view of Nietzsche as a poet rather than philosopher per se, which I think is often forgotten in the many distortions of his work).
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Postby SQ » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:11 pm

I've always wanted to read Mein Kampf but when I had money I could never find it anywhere, and for the most part I never had money.
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Postby SQ » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:12 pm

Ugh, sorry for the double post. Today's an off day for me.

I started reading about Judas, from National Geographic's ... whatever...

But on my way back from Georgia to my Floridian home I left it at the airport and haven't had enough money to get a new copy. :x
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Postby Otohiko » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:13 pm

Mein Kampf should be easily available at any library.

For the record, though fascinating as an account of a personality, Mein Kampf is actually a pretty crappy (as in badly-written) book. Hitler was a great speaker but as a writer, he pretty much sucked.
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Postby SQ » Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:15 pm

Well, I'll take your word on Mein Kampf. I was always intrigued by Hitler's personality for some reason, so I figured if he wrote a book it'd be cool to read or something.

Now, the Judas book I actually started to read, and I really wanted to get through that one. Damn airport hassle. D: D:
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