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Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by BRKO, Sep 8, 2010. | Replies: 513 | Views: 58163

  1. BRKO

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    Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    Music, games, movies - they are all here but I kinda missed books :)


    Following recommendation I picked

    Ian McDonald - River of Gods

    A review and a another one.
    No intention to advertise this e-shop but I have bought a few books from them and I must appreciate they sell (often a lot) cheaper than local stores and deliver faster than local post not to mention free shipping.

    I am in the middle of the book atm and I am amazed. And Im no sf regular reader. This is a bit different from sf stories I read before and took me some time to get into it. But it reminds me of my favourite authors as well. Set in India and its huge cities crowded with millions of people it reads like Rushdie. Certain parts of the story with bizzare characters and events reminds of Mieville.
    Plus its full of hints and links to Indian history, religions and politics. I actually do a lot side-reading to learn something about significant stuff going on in India since Gandhi hoping to get the whole picture of the story. I am enjoying it :)
    It is 570 pages of amazing 2047 India and though I havent finished yet I cannot but recommend .)
  2. nurman

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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    Reread of "Lord Of The Rings".

    'enouf said.
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    lol nurman.... I just finished The Hobbit in my spare time.
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    reading for school for right now. i am trying to finish Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis. from what we have talked about in class, i like Jim's char. he is very much relate-able. for my other class, im having to read up on Arthurian legends. about to go read where Arthur pulls the sword from the stone. awesome. :thumbup:
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    The Hobbit is brilliant. I'm going to read the Silmarillion at some point


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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    My latest reads have been books by Jim Butcher.

    He has 2 series going (maybe more, I'm just reading the two.) One series is the Dresden Files, the other is Codex Alera.

    I read a lot. 1-2 books a week. I've been through many different books, but Jim Butcher has a very entertaining writing style. There are no holes in his stories, and they all flow together and make sense.
    Small rant: In the Codex Alera books where he has multiple stories going (they all converge in the end) he'll stay on a story and lead up to a critical, tense point that you really want to read... then he switches to a new story. Its like cutting to commercials at the climax of a movie, and has kept me awake late into the night many times. (not necessarily a bad thing...)

    If you read often I highly suggest you read these books.

    Other authors that are good:
    The Bartimus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud (easy reading)
    The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (easy reading)
    Any book by Wilbur Smith
    Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus (been waiting for book 2 for over a year...)

    There are so many books I would list here, but you already have the impression I'm a book nerd without a life, so I'll leave it at this :D

    EDIT:
    JR Tolkien -- Best author ever.
    The Hobbit -- Best book ever.
  7. krischan

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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    The Silmarillion is a pretty tough read at first and completely different from LotR and the Hobbit, a bit like reading the Old Testament.



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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    I liked the hobbit, LotR was ok but the council of elrond chapter....zzz

    I'm reading Charlotte Grey, or well, I just finished it. It's probably considered girly but you lot. pff.
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    Yeah I tried it but I kinda lost track of it and gave up.
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    Trionth, I love the Dresden Files. Have you read Changes yet?
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    Yeah, that was the first I read (before I knew it was a series) Now I'm checking them out from the Library in order because Barnes and Noble doesn't have them.

    I read the Codex Alera in order, and own them all except First Lords Fury (gotta get it in paperback to match the others)

    I like the use of magic and firearms :D
    He's like a magical gunslinging Sherlock Holmes.
    Its really entertaining.
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    haha, i recently read a rant about The Inheritance Cycle (that one has Eragon in the series, yes?). the guy is not into fantasy or magic and was kinda *****ing about it and some other stuff he thought was wrong with the book. it was quite amusing. i had nothing to say really because i have not read it.

    i would like to re-read all of the Harry Potter books before November, but im not sure if that is going to happen. :( so i might just re-read the seventh. :D
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    I just finished up on Iain M. Banks' "Consider Phlebas," now moving on to Peter F. Hamilton's newly released "Evolutionary Void," the last book in his massive Commonwealth/Void saga. After that the rest of Banks' work will follow. I love science fiction.
  14. Trionth

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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    The Inhertiance cycle books are well done (the guys writing is fairly young) I enjoy them.

    I thought I would catch crap for saying I like the Harry Potter books, but... I do. I own them all. Hardcover. Arranged nicely on my bookcase. Also own all the movies. Speaking of Movies.

    I hate when they make a book into movie and completely butcher it (eragon)

    When they do a good job its nice though (LotR, Harry Potter) I just wish they would do The Hobbit. They were filming, then they stopped, and started again, and stopped, and I dunno whats going on there.


  15. Leopold Stotch

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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    how young is Paolini? (is that how you spell his last name?)
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    Hmm... 27? I think. When Eragon came out he would've been 20-ish... Guess he's not as young as I seem to think. Most of the books I read the author on the last page has a beard, and Paolini doesn't maybe thats why I picture him as young-ish.


  17. Leopold Stotch

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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    no, it's cool. i saw a picture of him years ago and he looked in his twenties. but it was years ago and i was just curious to his age now. :) thanks.
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    I just finished reading bastiat's "law" online.
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    Re: Hey Bookworm, What Are You READING?

    That looks... thrilling. :\

    Haha, I'm kidding, is it good?


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    The 15books-collection of David Eddings with Garion, Belgarath and the other people. Lovely books. Third time i read those again.

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