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31 Aug 2010 - 23:2139665
I'm happy to see so many know about Robin Hobb's books! Usually people have no clue who I'm on about.. >_>

I'm reading through the Soldier Son trilogy just now. I even preordered that when it first came out, but I got so disappointed because it was so different from her other works, so I had to abandon the project. Now it's been a couple of years ago since I read her other books, and now Soldier Son is pretty good ^^ Can't compete with the books set in the Farseer universe though.

Btw, has anyone read her newest books. The Dragon Keeper, or something along those lines. Any good?


31 Aug 2010 - 23:5639668
" Watership Down " / " Tales from Watership Down "
I'm actually re-reading Watership Down again at the moment.
Tales from Watership Down is a collection of short stories which are set after the events of the original story and are just as nice to read.

" Sphere " by Michael Crichton
I just really loved the plot-twist in this.
It's a very thought-provoking story and also has a good amount of exciting moments, too. I read this before I saw the film adaptation. The film doesn't get the feeling of mystery and suspense across as well as the book does in my opinion, and the book also takes the time to explain a lot of really interesting concepts.

" The Silver Tide " by Michael Tod
I'd recommend it to anyone who liked Watership Down.
It's about a small community of red squirrels who have to deal with the growing numbers of the advancing grey squirrels. It has a couple of sequels as well.


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01 Sep 2010 - 00:0739671
Not in any order of favouritism XD

#Waywalkers/Timekeepers (Catherine Webb)

#The Gift (Alison Croggan)

#The Inheritance Cycle (Christopher Paolini)

#Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carrol)

#The Little Mermaid (Hans Christain Andersan)-not a book per se but one of my favourite stories EVER

#Where rainbows end (Cecelia Ahern)

#The Harry Potter series (JK Rowling)

#Lord of the Rings trilogy (JRR Tolkein)

#The Hobbit (JRR Tolkein)

#The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)


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01 Sep 2010 - 00:1539673
Quote Mtani:
I'm happy to see so many know about Robin Hobb's books! Usually people have no clue who I'm on about.. >_>

I'm reading through the Soldier Son trilogy just now. I even preordered that when it first came out, but I got so disappointed because it was so different from her other works, so I had to abandon the project. Now it's been a couple of years ago since I read her other books, and now Soldier Son is pretty good ^^ Can't compete with the books set in the Farseer universe though.

Btw, has anyone read her newest books. The Dragon Keeper, or something along those lines. Any good?


Known of Robin Hobb for quite a while but only just bought my first one so I'm not much use there I'm afraid. I'm sure if I enjoy Assassins Apprentice I'll be getting it though. Got to say although an evil, monopolising conglomerate I love Amazon sometimes .... 16 books for £45, can't complain.


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01 Sep 2010 - 00:4339676
I have transferred my will for you to buy the book through the internet and into your brain lol!
Waywalkers is one of those ones you'll keep picking up after you've finished it and reading random bits in the middle. My best friend lent it to me but I had to go buy my own copy for that reason. She still quotes bits at me sometimes!

p.s: I actually read the second Farseer (Tawny Man) trilogy first, not realizing there was one before it. I think they're better than the earlier ones but the first 3 are definitely still worth reading.



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01 Sep 2010 - 00:5239678
Quote Tsuchinoko:
" Watership Down " / " Tales from Watership Down "
I'm actually re-reading Watership Down again at the moment.
Tales from Watership Down is a collection of short stories which are set after the events of the original story and are just as nice to read.

" Sphere " by Michael Crichton
I just really loved the plot-twist in this.
It's a very thought-provoking story and also has a good amount of exciting moments, too. I read this before I saw the film adaptation. The film doesn't get the feeling of mystery and suspense across as well as the book does in my opinion, and the book also takes the time to explain a lot of really interesting concepts.

" The Silver Tide " by Michael Tod
I'd recommend it to anyone who liked Watership Down.
It's about a small community of red squirrels who have to deal with the growing numbers of the advancing grey squirrels. It has a couple of sequels as well.


I was obsessed with animal books when I was younger! I read all the Watership down stuff and The Silver Tide too. Did you ever read Duncan Wood? Bizarrely It's a community of moles but somehow it works lol!


01 Sep 2010 - 02:0239682
These aren't in any particular order, but:

1) The Green Mile - Stephen King

2) All the books about the Discworld witches, Wyrd Sisters, Masquerade etc - Terry Pratchett

3) Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

4) Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley

5) Dracula

6) The Harry Potter books

I'll add if I can think of any more!


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01 Sep 2010 - 17:1539724
Not in any particular order because generally I can't choose. xD

- True Blood Series by Charlaine Harries
I'm a few books in on this and so far I've loved it. Sure it's a little weird on your mind ever know and then, but I still love them.

- Zombie. An Anthology Of The Undead by Christopher Golden.
Apart from thinking that every creak I heard was a zombie coming to get me for a while, this was generally a good book to read. The collection of stories were a great read and some pulled a few emotional strings within me.

- Fallen by Lauren Kate
Didn't know what I'd think of this when I frist got it, but in the end I loved it. Definately made me want to pick it up and read more whenever I put it down.

- Noughts and Crosses series by Malorie Blackman
I've heard from a few of my friends that they don't really like these books but I love them. It's not normally something I'd read, but I got into them in the end. Not something I usually see.

- Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney
This is a book I keep on reading over and over and over again and can never get bored of it. It still makes my heart race a little, but I've never gotten tired of it.

- The Demonata Seires by Darren Shan
I finished reading the last one (Hell's Heroes) a month or two ago and there has yet to be a ending for a seires like that for me. I felt connected to the characters and sometimes felt like I was really there.

Thats about it from the top of my head. I still need to read the Anne Rice series, though seeing the movies, I assume the books are going to be even better! :3


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01 Sep 2010 - 17:4239725
Quote Mtani:
I'm happy to see so many know about Robin Hobb's books! Usually people have no clue who I'm on about.. >_>

I'm reading through the Soldier Son trilogy just now. I even preordered that when it first came out, but I got so disappointed because it was so different from her other works, so I had to abandon the project. Now it's been a couple of years ago since I read her other books, and now Soldier Son is pretty good ^^ Can't compete with the books set in the Farseer universe though.

Btw, has anyone read her newest books. The Dragon Keeper, or something along those lines. Any good?


Yeah The Dragon Keeper is pretty awesome. Its set a good few years after The Liveship Trilogy, and is more about Bingtown and the Rain Wilders and the Elderlings and stuff. If you liked Liveships, DEFINATELY give it a read.

I also liked how Farseer/Tawny Man are set at the same time as Liveship, and the fact that Liveships tie in with the other two really well. Can't wait for the rest of the new ones to see how she ends them.


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01 Sep 2010 - 18:1939728
Forgot to mention The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry! How could I have forgotten! orz

Quote Woodstock:
Pez - nice to see another G.R.R Martin fan and is Locke Lamora that good? Its on my list and sounds a bit like the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series.


tbh I haven't read that series, but a friend who liked GRRM is also a fan of the Fafhrd series. I really, really enjoyed Locke Lamora so far. It's just a lot of fun, and it's great to read about a protagonist who isn't very strong/goodlooking/sexy, and yet isn't someone who's totally powerless or a complete loser. There's a lot of wit, and a lot of friendship and loyalty. Really looking forward to the third book.


01 Sep 2010 - 18:3439729
Quote Pez:
I really, really enjoyed Locke Lamora so far. It's just a lot of fun, and it's great to read about a protagonist who isn't very strong/goodlooking/sexy, and yet isn't someone who's totally powerless or a complete loser. There's a lot of wit, and a lot of friendship and loyalty. Really looking forward to the third book.


Hope you're right because I bought it yesterday because you reminded me of it

If you like fantasy where the main charcters are't the archetype cliches of fantasy I'd recommend "The Blade Itself" by Joe Abercombie. The main guy is a typicl barbarian type called "Logan Nine-Fingers" or "The Bloody Nine" but his character is different from normal and then there is Sand dan Glokta one of the best charcters of fantasy who's a crippled torturer in the Inquisition. Won't say too much but check it out.....


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01 Sep 2010 - 20:5039732
In no particular order...

1) Harry Potter series 8D
2) Dracula - reading it for school, almost finished it, absolutely adore it
3) Anything and everything by Oscar Wilde. My favourite childhood stories were the Rose and the Nightingale and The Happy Prince ;__;
4) Pretty much everything I've ever read by Terry Pratchett. What a legend that man is.
5) Le Petit Prince - read the first four chapters for French work (in French. I feel so intelligent 8D) and really liked it.

...And I can't think of anything else I've read, oh my god what's wrong with me D:


01 Sep 2010 - 21:2639734
I'm currently completely obsessed with Children's books. Simple things and simple minds huh.

I love everything from picture books to novels XD
If it was a list of my top ten picture books then I'd have a field day! But for now I'll stick with novels

Favourite books (in no particular order):

Inkheart
Thursday's Child (I love the way the text flows. It just sounds like poetry in my head!!)
To Kill A Mockingbird
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
The Silver Sword (This really inspired me in my childhood, I always wanted to be Ruth...)
The Princess Bride
Little Women (This really inspired me recently)
The Theif Lord
And anything Sherlock Holmes (just got into it and love it =D)

There are probably other books that Deserve to be on that list that I can't recall...XD But I do love all of those books! (and have re-read them all (but a few) recently, so they're kinda fresh in my mind XD)


01 Sep 2010 - 23:1839739
Quote Tsuchinoko:
" Watership Down " / " Tales from Watership Down "
I'm actually re-reading Watership Down again at the moment.
Tales from Watership Down is a collection of short stories which are set after the events of the original story and are just as nice to read.

" Sphere " by Michael Crichton
I just really loved the plot-twist in this.
It's a very thought-provoking story and also has a good amount of exciting moments, too. I read this before I saw the film adaptation. The film doesn't get the feeling of mystery and suspense across as well as the book does in my opinion, and the book also takes the time to explain a lot of really interesting concepts.

" The Silver Tide " by Michael Tod
I'd recommend it to anyone who liked Watership Down.
It's about a small community of red squirrels who have to deal with the growing numbers of the advancing grey squirrels. It has a couple of sequels as well.



gonna have to look up the tales from watership down myself. as one of my absuolute fave books, im surprised i didnt know about these XD. id love to read them, so i shall try and get them! i must say, one of the most magical moments ofmy life was when i visited the real watership down (yes, it is a real place)


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02 Sep 2010 - 22:1739833
1. the looking glass wars (frank beddor)
2. the melancholy death of oyster boy (tim burton)
3. city of the beasts (isabel allende)
4. chinese cinderella (adeline yen mah)
5. the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya (nagaru tanigawa)

cant think of any more.. i dont read actual proper books that often xP


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03 Sep 2010 - 16:1939909
Quote KonohaKunoichi94:
1. the looking glass wars (frank beddor)
2. the melancholy death of oyster boy (tim burton)
3. city of the beasts (isabel allende)
4. chinese cinderella (adeline yen mah)
5. the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya (nagaru tanigawa)

cant think of any more.. i dont read actual proper books that often xP


Can't believe I forgot about Oyster Boy! Excellent choice!


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03 Sep 2010 - 21:0639926
Quote Sorceress-Eiva:

4) Pretty much everything I've ever read by Terry Pratchett. What a legend that man is.

I cannot agree more. How did I forget to add his books in my list *facepalm*


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03 Sep 2010 - 22:3039936
Quote Woodstock:
Quote KonohaKunoichi94:
1. the looking glass wars (frank beddor)
2. the melancholy death of oyster boy (tim burton)
3. city of the beasts (isabel allende)
4. chinese cinderella (adeline yen mah)
5. the melancholy of haruhi suzumiya (nagaru tanigawa)

cant think of any more.. i dont read actual proper books that often xP


Can't believe I forgot about Oyster Boy! Excellent choice!


Can't believe I forgot about The Looking Glass Wars! I've been meaning to re-read that for ages!
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy is also awesome.


03 Sep 2010 - 22:5439939
It's on my list but I've not read it - should I bump it up a few places? Looking gladd wars I mean.


Ahhh Sisceal, but the question is, which is your favourite Pratchett?


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03 Sep 2010 - 22:5639940
Quote Woodstock:

Ahhh Sisceal, but the question is, which is your favourite Pratchett?


Soul Music or Wyrd Sisters. I first saw a random tv cartoon of both and thats why I started reading Pratchett XD Soul Music was my first so it's my fave c:
I love Mort as well~


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03 Sep 2010 - 23:0739941
Both great choices, I love Granny, and Death is plain awesome. I've got a similar thing in that Nightwatch was the first one I read so it's my favourite - and I love the watch. I'd say in terms of central characters it'd go The Watch, Granny and Nanny, then a toss up between Death and the Wizards - that's not to say individual best character but charcter basis for the books. Looking forward to his new one .... it came out today didn't it? and that's witches based


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03 Sep 2010 - 23:1139942
Yaaay books XD

Umm heres some of my faves then, though in no particular order.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Lord of the Rings/Silmarillion

Noughts and Crosses

Black Magician Trilogy

Age of Five Trilogy

The CHERUB series

Darren Shan Saga

Eragon

Pride and Prejudice


03 Sep 2010 - 23:2139944
OMG...What a question...I really need to think about this, it changes so much, I will pout 10 books in no particular order

1.Three men in a boat
2.Notes from a big country
3.Notes from a small island
4.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
5.The Darling Buds of May
6.The Divine Comedy *Dont trust Translations*
7.Paradise Lost
8.All Discworld *thats a list in itself*
9.Tolkein generally *he did more than just LOTR*
10.Sherlock Holmes *Entire Canon*

Thats my General reading List.

Luke.


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03 Sep 2010 - 23:2539945
Quote Lolita Hime:
Yaaay books XD

Umm heres some of my faves then, though in no particular order.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Lord of the Rings/Silmarillion

Noughts and Crosses

Black Magician Trilogy

Age of Five Trilogy

The CHERUB series

Darren Shan Saga

Eragon

Pride and Prejudice


Glad to see someone put Silmarillion on there with LOTR - doesn't normally get a look in and I really liked it. Also cool to see Black Magician on there because it should get here tomorrow - not that I can read it for a while because I went a bit over the top with my reading pile but should get to it soon enough. Memoirs of a Geisha was realy good too - not my normal read but thoroughly enjoyable.

Quote ryukredapples:
OMG...What a question...I really need to think about this, it changes so much, I will pout 10 books in no particular order

1.Three men in a boat
2.Notes from a big country
3.Notes from a small island
4.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
5.The Darling Buds of May
6.The Divine Comedy *Dont trust Translations*
7.Paradise Lost
8.All Discworld *thats a list in itself*
9.The Lord of The Rings
10.Sherlock Holmes *Entire Canon*

Thats my General reading List.

Luke.


Paradise Lost took me ages to get through! Not knowing how to read in verse didn't help. Gotta respect a man who loves Three Men in a Boat though, great read - made me want to go on a boating holiday for about a year but never got round to it. If you like Fear and Loathing have you read any Tom Wolfe? Not quite got the same flare but still pretty good, if not there's always Thomas Pynchon (Vineland's good) who's got a more serious feel.


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03 Sep 2010 - 23:3739946
Quote Woodstock:
Quote Lolita Hime:
Yaaay books XD

Umm heres some of my faves then, though in no particular order.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Lord of the Rings/Silmarillion

Noughts and Crosses

Black Magician Trilogy

Age of Five Trilogy

The CHERUB series

Darren Shan Saga

Eragon

Pride and Prejudice


Glad to see someone put Silmarillion on there with LOTR - doesn't normally get a look in and I really liked it. Also cool to see Black Magician on there because it should get here tomorrow - not that I can read it for a while because I went a bit over the top with my reading pile but should get to it soon enough. Memoirs of a Geisha was realy good too - not my normal read but thoroughly enjoyable.

Quote ryukredapples:
OMG...What a question...I really need to think about this, it changes so much, I will pout 10 books in no particular order

1.Three men in a boat
2.Notes from a big country
3.Notes from a small island
4.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
5.The Darling Buds of May
6.The Divine Comedy *Dont trust Translations*
7.Paradise Lost
8.All Discworld *thats a list in itself*
9.The Lord of The Rings
10.Sherlock Holmes *Entire Canon*

Thats my General reading List.

Luke.


Paradise Lost took me ages to get through! Not knowing how to read in verse didn't help. Gotta respect a man who loves Three Men in a Boat though, great read - made me want to go on a boating holiday for about a year but never got round to it. If you like Fear and Loathing have you read any Tom Wolfe? Not quite got the same flare but still pretty good, if not there's always Thomas Pynchon (Vineland's good) who's got a more serious feel.


Paradise lost was a labour of love, I took Latin/Italian for a long time tbh mainly for poetry and stuff I just never trust translations XD but yeah read a bit of Wolfe not a massive fan but he does have a certain as the french say...I dont know what XD but yeah Three men in a boat is like my all the time read much like darling buds of may XD my list changes alot it took me about an hour to pick 10 books XD


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