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Discussion in 'Novels & Stories' started by Mythopoet, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Nimue

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    Haha, whoops! Right now I am reading nothing but I think that's about to be remedied... Thanks Chessie! :D
     
  2. Chessie

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    Taking it back to 1946: Leave Her To Heaven. I've watched the movie a dozen times because not only is it super good, but it has Gene Tierney in it, who is one of my favorite actresses of all time. So far, the English is chewy. It does have a somewhat foreboding feel to it...but that's probably because I know what a psycho this woman is. Anyway, it's definitely something else.
     
  3. Tehanu [Book Four of the Earthsea Cycle; by Ursula Le Guin]--one of my favourite books ever
     
  4. Mytherea

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    Rereading "The Curse of Chalion" mostly 'cause I'm in a reading slump, so I'm going for what's comfortable. I'm thinking the slump might be caused by too many options that are making the act of committing to one book weirdly difficult.
     
  5. Mythopoet

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    Close to finishing The Summer Tree. Would have finished it by now but I couldn't find it for a few days. Turns out my 3 year old had stuck it in the kids' books bookshelf. The only time in his life he's ever put anything away, but it was not helpful at all since it's a library book. Sigh.

    I put The Star Rover on hold because I've been dreadfully sick and my sick brain just didn't appreciate it at all. Decided to finally read The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett instead since the price for the ebook came down. I always tend to read Discworld books when I'm sick. And this one so far is not disappointing. Though I feel like I should have reread I Shall Wear Midnight first. It's been a long time since I read it and I feel a little disconnected from Tiffany's development.
     
  6. Devouring Wolf

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond. Its a very interesting read, especially for those who love worldbuilding (or just anthropology).

    And The Worm of Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison which is taking me longer than it should. I'll be honest, I'm no enjoying this book. Its not the writing, which I find quite beautiful, though I have to be in a certain mood to enjoy it, otherwise it goes in one ear and out the other, so to speak and I have to constantly reread passages before giving up in frustration. I'm definitely rooting for Witchland. The Witches (and Lord Gro) are the only likable characters in this book. The rest aren't unlikable so much as bland. I haven't found any good reason why I should care about the fate of Demonland at all.
     
  7. Chessie

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    His books are really good, especially that one. Make sure to read Collapse too. Similar subject but still a highly educational read.
     
  8. Find her a Shafow in summer. Going to be reading best served cold.
     
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  9. I finally finished To Kill a Mockingbird (drive-a-tent-peg-through-your-own-skull boring, I'm afraid) and now I'm reading Six of Crows on a friend's recommendation. I'm only 100 pages in but I like it.
     
  10. Admittedly the only reason I was reading To Kill a Mockingbird was that my friends boyfriend, who doesn't read almost ever, read it and was really shocked that I hadn't. So...I didn't want to be outdone by a non-reader. :/
     
  11. Tom

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    I love To Kill A Mockingbird! It is slow, but that's why I like it. The gradual, subtle accumutation of tension and characters and themes are what hooked me when I first read it. I will admit that I also like it partially for nostalgic reasons...a lot of my favorite books are the ones that I read repeatedly when I was a kid, even ones I was required to read for school (except for Brave New World....ughh). We were supposed to read To Kill A Mockingbird over a period of about two weeks, but I zipped through it in a few hours. I still remember filling out the reading sheet and my best friend being convinced that I cheated somehow.
     
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  12. Mytherea

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    I finished my reread and had a nice time analyzing how every scene almost always started with a goal that got sidetracked, which was something I completely missed the first time around. Now I'm caught between pushing on through "An Import of Intrigue" or starting "The Blade Itself" (leaning toward "Import" though just 'cause I'm almost a hundred pages in already so I might as well finish).
     
  13. It is a good book, and I loved the atmosphere of the sleepy little town, and the characters. But the second half didn't do it for me at all. I like books with a great atmosphere and characters but i tend to get bored of it by the time the book's over.
     
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  14. Tim Reed

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    I am currently reading the final part of Mark Chadbourn's Age of Misrule series, which I have enjoyed a lot. Alongside that I am dipping in and out of Stephen King's recent(ish) short story collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams - which is a bit hit and miss, but has some excellent stories in.
     
  15. Mythopoet

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    Finished The Summer Tree and found it really immensely enjoyable. My younger self for some reason thought it was badly written, but my current older and hopefully wiser self thought it was great in just about ever respect.

    Also finished The Shepherd's Crown. It was quite good. Though certainly not his best, and I felt the characterization was off from the characterization of the same characters in previous books, but that's to be expected I suppose. It's a great conclusion to the Tiffany Aching series.

    Just got back from the library where I picked up Lirael and Abhorsen. Can't wait to dive into more of that world!
     
  16. Writeking

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    Ico: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe.
     
  17. CupofJoe

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    "Firefly: a celebration" created by Joss Whedon

    Take my love
    Take my land
    Take me where I cannot stand
    I don't care
    I'm still free
    You can't take the sky from me.

    Take me out
    To the black
    Tell them I ain't coming back
    Burn the land
    And boil the sea
    You can't take the sky from me.

    Have no place
    I can be
    Since I found Serenity
    But you can't take the sky from me.
     
  18. Chessie

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    Current list:

    -Inharmonic (Songmaker Series), which I found completely by accident and he writes in a world similar to mine. :D
    -Eight Seconds To Forever (CR)
    -Shine On (HR)
    -Guerrilla Publishing (almost done)
    -Six Figure Author (halfway done)

    It's going to be a busy reading month!
     
  19. skip.knox

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    The Black Count, a history about the extraordinary life of Alex Dumas, the father to Alexander Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers, etc.
     
  20. I've read that!

    I'm going to read the Mistborn trilogy presently for the first time.
     
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