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Re: Books
« Reply #120 on: December 20, 2004, 07:07:56 AM »

*backs away from Marold* You LIKED them?

Man, I feel alone. I hated Da Vinci Code. It was so formulaic and so BLAH! Try the Maltese Falcon. Sooooo rich and textured and vivid! :D
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« Reply #121 on: December 20, 2004, 07:13:18 PM »

 :laugh: It was a great break from reading the Star Wars books I had been reading for years.  I'm just very slow when it comes to solving things like that.  I did think that Angels and Demons was better, but Digital Fortress was good but not great.  I was yelling at the book because these supposed genius's couldn't figure out the obvious.
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« Reply #122 on: December 20, 2004, 08:15:49 PM »

Yeah, I was annoyed when the archeologist/anthropologist figured out stuff the cryptographer couldn't. And I can see that it might be better than some Star Wars books. *coughvectorprimecough*
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« Reply #123 on: December 20, 2004, 09:13:52 PM »

I should start reading something other than SW books, too. :P A friend of mine's been at me to read Da Vinci Code for a while, but I've been waffling on it ...

Dark Rendezvous was teh awesome, though. ;D
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« Reply #124 on: December 28, 2004, 02:37:25 PM »

I've been trying to force myself to get off my butt and drive to the library so I can finally borrow and read the Lemony Snicket books. I won't go see the movie until I've read at least the first book.

I'v read those and saw the movie. Their really good! have you started reading them yet? *coughklausrockscough*
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« Reply #125 on: January 09, 2005, 12:12:24 PM »

I thought it was a great movie and I want to read the books once I'm cought up on my Runelords books and stuff.
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Re: Books
« Reply #126 on: January 09, 2005, 07:05:44 PM »

I haven't heard great reviews, but I'm still going to try and see it just for the sheer Jim Carrey value. And no, I still haven't read the books. Le sigh.

I bought the entire series of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, finally. I'm about halfway through So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish. Love that series. ^_^
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« Reply #127 on: January 09, 2005, 08:46:24 PM »

I'm currently listening to Terry Pratchett's Small Gods book, which I really love. I'm also listening to Ellis Peters's A Morbid Taste For Bones, which isn't too bad. I know the story already, and it's nice to have it in MP3 format, but I don't like the narrator as much as others I've listened to. They do better with the Welsh accent than she does, really. I like the Welsh accent. :)
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« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2005, 08:37:53 AM »

Has anyone read Wicked?  I have read great reviews about the play, and I saw a copy of the novel the other day. 
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« Reply #129 on: January 14, 2005, 03:19:55 AM »

Urmmm....I haven't.....

I have been pestering my friend to lend me her Da Vinci Code, but she keeps on forgetting. My friends all said that that is an awesome book. Is that true?
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« Reply #130 on: January 14, 2005, 08:14:14 AM »

Many people like it. I didn't. I found it predictable and annoying. But that might just be me...
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« Reply #131 on: January 14, 2005, 11:41:37 AM »

I still haven't read it. Probably won't bother, I'm not big on books set in the 'real world' for some reason.

<- sci-fi/fantasy geek :P

Speaking of fantasy, does anyone else read/play the Lone Wolf series? They're these choose-your-adventure type books that are really quite cool. I used to be really into them years ago and sorta rediscovered them a few days ago. :D (Google rocks, it really does.)
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« Reply #132 on: January 30, 2005, 07:32:58 AM »

I haven't read "Wicked" or any of the Lone Wolf series.

I just finished "The Stranger", by Albert Camus. It's fascinating and really gets you thinking about society today and human psychology. A must read if you're into that sort of stuff.
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« Reply #133 on: January 30, 2005, 12:12:57 PM »

Okay.  That does it.  The Stranger has been on my list for years, but now I'm bumping it up to within the top 5.  Thanks!

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« Reply #134 on: March 09, 2005, 09:39:30 AM »

http://www.dragonmoonpress.com/mask.htm

The Magisters Mask by Deby Fredericks. Really good. Considering that I don't have much time to read, the fact that I finished it should be an indication that I liked it. :) It's fantasy, but not your generic medieval Europe kind of setting. It's a very rich setting, with lots of cool things in it. A couple of spots where the dialog felt a bit off, but otherwise very good, especially for a first novel. :)
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« Reply #135 on: March 09, 2005, 01:07:02 PM »

I'm reading one of Dr. Laura's books right now.  And it's actually helped me to put alot of things inter persepective right now.  It's not a self help book it's more of a wake up and grow up book.
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« Reply #136 on: July 22, 2005, 03:06:19 PM »

Any good recommendations, I am rereading my HP series again as well as starting a new book (Carpe Demon), but I need to find a new book to read after that.  Fall is coming, and I like to nest in the fall with a great book.
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« Reply #137 on: July 22, 2005, 03:16:21 PM »

Geez, I think HBP is the only book I've made time for actual reading in the last few months. There've been quite a few that I've listened to, but mostly they're Terry Pratchetts or Brother Cadfael mysteries. I enjoy Ellis Peters when I can listen to them. Not so much for reading from the page, though.
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« Reply #138 on: July 22, 2005, 06:26:09 PM »

It's actually been a long time since I read a great deal of modern fiction, besides HP of course. I've been reading the classics more often lately. I enjoyed The Count of Monte Cristo, and of course, 1984. I'd recommend either of those to anyone who hasn't read them. But I've mostly been reading non-fiction, such as biographies, and books on the subjects I'm taking next year or the year after, such as theater, japanese, and calculus. I'd like to check out some more Terry Pratchet books, though. I've only read a couple of books in the Discworld series.

Does anybody have any classic books they'd like to recommend?
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« Reply #139 on: July 23, 2005, 11:31:41 AM »

Geez, I think HBP is the only book I've made time for actual reading in the last few months. .

I know what you mean Ping.  I forgot how relaxing reading was once I finished HBP.  I've been so busy with work and getting ready to go back to school that I haven't made much time for reading and things like that.

I'd recommend Farenhiet(sp?) 451.  I enjoyed the book, saw the movie and it was rather dumb, there were some 'movie adaptations' done to it.  But I found it a very enjoyable book, course they talk about Volkswagons being the cars of the future and any book that talks of that is a favorite on my list.
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« Reply #140 on: July 23, 2005, 02:12:40 PM »

I agree with Marold, Fahrenheit 451 was an excellent book.  I also really liked Heart of Stone by Renate Dorrenstein.  It's  about a young girl whose mother gets postpartum depression.  It's a really heart wrenching story about what the family has to go through.  A very serious read, but excellent.  I recommend it.
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« Reply #141 on: July 30, 2005, 08:28:11 AM »

I absolutely love terry pratchett, even been to see him!
i'm into regency books at the moment, which are very interesting but I'm thinking of dipping back into my childhood ad reading all the childrens classics, you know black beauty and that because they are so well writen and i think i need to appreciate them more.
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