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Fennicy

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Since: 06-13-07
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Posted on 07-01-07 02:50 AM Link | Quote
Besides manga, what kinds of books does everyone read if anyone particularly likes to read at all?

I could be called a bookworm lol. My favorite genre would be science fiction and fantasy like the Dragon Riders of Pern series. Currently I'm reading a book called Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey. That's kind of a series for younger teens I guess, but I like them.

It's actually been quiet a while since I was interested in reading again. When I was little I couldn't even stop reading lol, but then I started reading more and more manga rather than regular novels. Now though I've run out of manga to read for the time being so I got back into these books. I love them again. ^^
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Posted on 07-01-07 02:55 AM Link | Quote
I'm gonna quote TP in from the thread you made.

Originally posted by The Politician
There's a thread, though it's strangely not a sticky. Hm. *does so*

What are you reading?

If you wanted you could make a separate thread if you wanted to discuss it even further, but that thread is suffice for naming a book and talking a bit about it.


This definitely isn't discussing a certain book in depth...
Fennicy

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Posted on 07-01-07 02:58 AM Link | Quote
Lord X said that General OR entertainment would be fine.

I thought it would be best to keep all the entertainment section more towards tv and music. And I'm not even sure if very many are gonna respond anyways.

Gah and now it's back as a sticky lol.


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FX

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Posted on 07-01-07 03:03 AM Link | Quote
Yeah, but there is already a thread about it.

Originally posted by The Politician
If you wanted you could make a separate thread if you wanted to discuss it even further, but that thread is suffice for naming a book and talking a bit about it.

Fennicy

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Posted on 07-01-07 03:06 AM Link | Quote
Yeah but I'm talking about books in general. That thread is for talking about one book at a time and talking a little bit about it.

Like it says right there: If you wanted you could make a separate thread if you wanted to discuss it even further, "but that thread is suffice for naming a book and talking a bit about it."
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Posted on 07-01-07 01:48 PM Link | Quote
FX, this thread is fine here. This one is talking about the tpye of book, the other is talking about the specific ones. So, this one remains, and I don't have a problem with where it is.

Now, what sort of books do I like to read?

I'm going to have to go with science fiction, or some fantasy. Usually I like books with a lot of details, and a huge plot, which is usually only in science fiction or fantasy.

I also like books with original ideas, such as Harry Dresden, Harry Potter, or almost any of Timothy Zahn's books.
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Posted on 07-01-07 01:52 PM Link | Quote
I read quite a bit. I haven't read any manga in a long time. I go crazy when I don't have anything new to read.

I just finished up with A Great and Terrible Beauty, which was very dark, and very good. And I've also just read Laurell K. Hamilton's new book, The Harlequin, which is amazing. I'm now in the process of reading The Chronicles of Narnia. I can't usually read anything but Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I've tried. I just can't.... it's gotta have another world in it, or sexy vampire and werewolves.... hehe

This is what happens when you work in a bookstore, I guess. You can't help but read. (It also helps that there's a 30% discount on books, and you can check them out as you would like a library.

Oh, and btw, I'm back. ^-^


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Posted on 07-01-07 03:35 PM Link | Quote
Jeez FX.

Anyways, Lately I havent read manga, Ive actually pulled away from it for the time being and started reading alot of fantasy novels. Stuff like the Adventures of Merlin, because hes like, my hero.

Ive also been catching up on some Romance believe it or not. Friend got me hooked on this one series thats kinda weird in a way.
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Posted on 07-01-07 06:08 PM Link | Quote
Ive been more into the fantasy/ science fiction area.

just to name off a few series to make it a bit easier :p

Basically anything by R.A. Salvatore exept for the last 3 he did.. never got into those.. but I guess a new Drizzt book will be out in a few months

Sword of Truth Series, last and final book comeing out in a few months also.. highly anticipated that's for sure

Warhammer 40k Novels.. very interesting science fiction

Wheel of Time.

Conan the Barbarian series by Robert Jordan.. very good if you like conan..

I have more... but im tired from my trip.. so I'll just leave it at that.
Fennicy

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Posted on 07-01-07 09:45 PM Link | Quote
@Vulkan: Awesome I love the Harry Potter series.

@Nagis: Which romance series? Or is that the actual name of the series?

Has anyone ever read the Eragon series, anything from Mercedes Lackey, or anything from the author of Dragon Riders of Pern (can't remember her name lol)?

Lately I've also kinda been into Mystery/Thriller books like Dark Fire (can't remember the author's name).
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Posted on 07-01-07 10:07 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Fennicy


Has anyone ever read the Eragon series, anything from Mercedes Lackey, or anything from the author of Dragon Riders of Pern (can't remember her name lol)?

Lately I've also kinda been into Mystery/Thriller books like Dark Fire (can't remember the author's name).


Ive heard of the Dragon Riders of Pern and Eragon, but never seemed to get into them. I had a few friends that would talk about how good Mercedes Lackey was.

Like I said.. I just had so many different series that I was reading that I didnt have much time to introduce a new one. It seemed once I was finished with one book a new one of another series came out and I started reading that..

The list I have above is pretty short.. I think I was reading about 5 or 6 more than that.. *shrugs*

as far as "Dark Fire" it almost sounds like a Dean Koontz book, him and Stephen King are really good mystery/horror books
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Posted on 07-01-07 10:16 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Fennicy

@Nagis: Which romance series? Or is that the actual name of the series?



Something like "When Tales soar" or something like that. I dont have the book ON me, its at moms
Fennicy

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Posted on 07-01-07 10:24 PM Link | Quote
I found the author of Dark Fire and it's C.J. Sansom. Dark Fire is actually sort of a sequel to his book River of Darkness, but you don't have to read that one to get Dark Fire.

And yeah Mercedes Lackey has a large amount of books that all tie into one another in a timeline. I would definitely recommend them. I guess it would be best to start with one of her earlier series like the Gryphon trilogy (The Black Grypon, White Grypon, and Silver Grypon) however order it's in. Sometime's the explanations can get a little confusing so it's best to start out at the beginning.

Lets see...what's the first real novel/books that you all remember reading? Mine was called Dragon Kyn by Susan Fletcher.
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Posted on 07-01-07 11:46 PM Link | Quote
Way to be a dick FX.

Lol.

Anyway. Books I read. Not many.

Instruction Manuals to games.

Uhh...

American Psycho. <--A very sick book.

I guess I'm more into science fiction, realistic fiction, and fantasy novels. Though I delve into other types every once in a while.
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Posted on 07-02-07 12:04 AM Link | Quote
I guess the first real novel/series/whatever (lol) I really got into was probobly the DragonLance Chronicles. It had the 3 novels in 1

1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
2: Dragons of Winter Night
3: Dragons of Spring Dawning

If your a big fan of fantasy and dragons and such. Try out those books right there.
Fennicy

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Posted on 07-02-07 01:45 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Drizzt Dourden
I guess the first real novel/series/whatever (lol) I really got into was probobly the DragonLance Chronicles. It had the 3 novels in 1

1: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
2: Dragons of Winter Night
3: Dragons of Spring Dawning

If your a big fan of fantasy and dragons and such. Try out those books right there.

Yeah they do look really good. I always look at them and then decide to go with something else every time I visited the library lol. So I never really got around to trying them.

Has anyone ever tried writing their own book or short fiction? I tried all the time but the farthest I got was about 20 double spaced pages of a not even half finished story lol.
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Posted on 07-02-07 08:52 AM Link | Quote
Yeah, I'm actually about 300 pages into the book I'm writing. I'm trying to make it as original and as far away from Tolkien as is physically possible.


Has anyone ever read the Eragon series?


Yeah, I've read some of the Inheritance trilogy, although both books were terribly written, aside from the story. Also, I didn't like how in Eldest then the writer decided to try to use his book to promote atheism. I just can't respect it when people try to bring everyday religion into an otherwise good novel.
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Posted on 07-02-07 02:26 PM Link | Quote
I did read Charlotte's Web that I borrowed. I orginally going to read to my sister but ended up reading IT myself.

I could not put that book down. It's amazing.


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Posted on 07-02-07 03:01 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, the last book I read was Fight Club, by Chuck Palanuik.

I like darker books with meaning, like Fight Club, and A Clockwork Orange, and though its not nearly as dark, I'd say Ender's Game.

I also enjoy the Harry Potter series, but for some odd reason I hate the movies. I read the first Eragon and it was good, never saw the move. And the Pendragon series was good until I lost track of how many books of it were made and just gave up on it.

I just spend a lot of my time either working, playing video games, or hanging out with friends, so I haven't gotten to read a lot lately.
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Posted on 07-03-07 01:13 AM Link | Quote
*sigh*Clash, there are only 8 books (so far) in the Pendragon series. I've never read them though.
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