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Marold

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« on: December 13, 2003, 06:20:40 PM »

I was thinking, I know I know it's amazing that I do do that from time to time, most of us have much incommon.  Well we all like Harry Potter or else we wouldn't be here right?

Anywho to the point.  Why not start a random book discussion thread?  Maybe turn it into some month long event.  You know each month we change the book, maybe people can make up a list of books that they've read and if others have read the same books discuss it.  It might help others to read a book once they hear what others have to say about it.

Yes I miss my book club days and this way, once I finish all of my back books that I'm starting to read I can find others to keep me occupied while waiting for books 6 and 7 to come out.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2003, 09:43:08 PM »

(I can give an idea of a book right?)

What about the Princess Bride? Have you read it?
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2003, 03:06:53 AM »

Of course you can give ideas.  I think the book discussion thing could start at the new year.  That way we have what? 16 days left to decide on what book to discuss in January.

I haven't read the book, I have a hard time sitting through the movie.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2003, 03:09:51 AM »

I haven't seen the movie, but was told it was very weird. Anyway, usualy, the movie based on a book is nearly never as good as the real story.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2003, 03:55:21 AM »

Umm... the movie is weird, but so is the book. This is a spoof.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2003, 04:09:00 AM »

The book is excellent! It's by far one of my favourite books. I always forget about it when people ask my list, because I've only read it twice ;)
However, it's fantastic! 10/10! Five stars!
I don't know about the movies. The actors look quite weird. The book is really good though. In case none of you have noticed.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2003, 04:47:19 AM »

The movie is pretty good, but I just dont' like it cause everyone loves it so and people are always quoting it.  ::)  And the whole hill thing, gets old.
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2003, 07:07:00 AM »

I swear, it's excelent, and I think you'd really be missing out on something if you didn't read. Some books are famous, and everyone buys the, but there's a reason why this one is. I haven't finished it yet, but it's on the peak of beating my favorite book.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2003, 05:32:58 PM »

I watched the end of the film and it confused me what was the relationship between the princess and the princey guy and wasn't she meant to be married to him.
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2003, 09:12:33 PM »

um, what?

I loved the movie and so when I had to read Lord of the Flies in English last year and it just happened to be next to The Princess Bride, I saw my chance to finally read the book. Most excellent, on both counts. However, I was super slow and thought that all the author insertion bits were actually true and the other guy really wrote them. But I was talking to my friend today about how we both loved the movie and book and when I said that I hadn't realized that was all just part of the story, she was like, "woah, really?" so I felt less retarted.

we both REALLY should have caught on about Florin not being a real country, seeing all the advanced history course we take.

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2003, 05:54:18 AM »

I agree! I was so confused, because sometimes it's so obvious he's making up Morgenstern, but sometimes, it seems like he isn't... I think that it makes the book even better however. It  makes you really get anguished, because he butts in at the best parts :)
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2003, 08:00:13 AM »

Dang ... I haven't seen the movie or read the book, but now I want to.
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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2003, 07:39:05 PM »

So my winter reading list:

The DaVinci Code
Master and Commander

and reread The Hobbit and the LotR trilogy (a biannual tradition) as well as the HP series.

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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2003, 11:03:07 AM »

I'm in the middle of the two towers! I've just started the chapter on Helm's Deep (It's just a chapter, not the whole movie, PJ). I've read it several times.
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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2003, 11:15:18 AM »

I've just started reading The Red Wyvern by Katharine Kerr. It's really strange and I don't really understand it, but I'm only one or two pages into it. Before that I read a book called Before Gaia, I can't remember who it's by, but it was really good, and I'm going to get the other books in the series. I haven't read the Princess Bride, but from what everyone has said here, it sounds good.
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2003, 10:14:56 AM »

Anyone read the ones by Darren Shan? It's a series about a vampire kid and stuff. Pretty interesting ... also my new temporary obsession. :P
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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2003, 12:19:28 PM »

I read Cirque du Freak but I didn't like it.
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2003, 09:23:16 PM »

Has anyone heard of the Runelord series? I'm in a RP group based on it, yet I've never read them.  What can I say, I like to be social.  If you have read them, are they any good and is there any way I can get a brief outline of the books?
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2004, 11:55:58 PM »

Anyone read the Enders series?
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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2004, 06:06:47 AM »

No, and I haven't read the princess bride or lord of the rings. But my winter reading list so far is:
The colour of Magic and Small gods by Terry Prachett.
All the harry potter books (again)
Never Ever
The little white horse by Elizabeth Gouge
Mansfield Park by Jane Austin
Reckoning by Cate Tiernan
Ordeal by Innocence by Agathe Christie
Weep no more my lady by Mary Higgins Clark
They are the ones I can remember, there were alot of others.
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2004, 03:32:04 PM »

I'm reading Unfinished tales by Tolkien.
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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2004, 07:11:05 AM »

I started (and finished) today The Long Voyage, by Jorge Semprun (but in French -- Le Mort Qu'Il Faut). It's EXCELLENT! I really recommend it to anyone who's thinking of reading a book on WWII. It's positive about humanity, brilliantly written, and fascinating and surprising. It talks about Jorge when he spent two years in Buchenwald. As depressing as it is, he still  manages to give a positive feel about it, and... Well, I can't really explain.
I loved it anyway. Must read!
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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2004, 07:16:54 AM »

I read rthis book called noughts and crosses, its about racism na dprejudice. It really made you think. Its strange though, because the wirter has turned everything upside down. Its hard to explain but a brilliant book
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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2004, 09:19:54 AM »

Yeah! A friend highly recommended it to me two years ago! I don't know why I haven't ever read it, it sounds fascinating. The only problem is, she told me the ending. Hopefully that won't mess it up to much for me when I actually do get round to reading it.
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2004, 08:40:42 PM »

If you like the Star Wars books you're going to love the new Zahn one that just came out.  It's not like the others but it's really good.  ;D  It's before the NJO.
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2004, 12:49:59 PM »

I didn't know star wars had boks but then so does charmed, buffy the vampire slayer, etc. I wonder if eatsenders does.
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2004, 03:02:45 PM »

Star Wars has over 130 books.  But only 5 pertain to movies. There will be a sixth but that won't be out til next year.
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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2004, 06:50:23 PM »

I read Anthem in class and that was excellent. Very 1984ish but not such a downer.

I LOVED the DaVinci Code.

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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2004, 06:49:45 AM »

I have found the Ultimate Beauty and Poetic Book!!!!!!!
OF MICE AND MEN! I LOVED it! Mucho de love :)
Did anyone read it and love it? The movie's also brilliant but not as touching.
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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2004, 08:02:01 AM »

Yeah I loved it too, there is so much to understand about Lennie and George's friendshipand other things and yet the book is very easy to read.
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