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What are you reading now? (And don't say 'this topic'!)

Leanan

Mind you, the worst fantasy names ever are those of R.A. Salvatore.

How is one supposed to pronounce 'Drizzt Do'Urden'? And he steals some names from Tolkien and other sources, and even uses Luthien as a man's name. Now that is what I call disgusting.

Compared to him, Cristopher Paolini is only annoying.

Jeppe

You can't pronounce "Drizzt Do'Urden"???

MaxvonBek

Ah! Good old Salvatore! For the record, Drizzt Do'Urden is pronounced something like: Driz-It Dow-erden - some of the other Drow names in those books are a pain to pronounce as well.

As to pinching bits from other stories - theres no doubt of that, but as his books are set in the Forgotten Realms (which you may or may not know are part of the Dungeon and Dragons game), then its not much of a surprise. After all, D&D was simply a big combination of lots of fantasy elements (hell, they got busted when they started out for illegally including things from Michael Moorcock and H P Lovecraft!).

[shameless plug]read all of Robin Hobb's novels! They rock![/shameless plug]

Wink

Leanan

That they do! Just finished the Liveship Traders trilogy for the second time.

scarlettdoll

vanity fair by Thackary. is good. sarcastic humor which i love.

Leanan

I've just finished 'A Life of Her Own' by Maeve Kelly. A dark sense of humour combined with a wise feminism and a view of Ireland such as only the best of ballads convey...

I found myself in many of the characters in this short story collection.

The funny thing is, I bought the book secondhand - on the title page there's a memorable inscription: a woman's name, the year -85, and the deathless words "Pinched from TCD" :P now that's what I call honesty... wish I knew what or who TCD is...

chocolate!

I am almost finished with the first part ofg the discworld novels from Terry Pratchet....did you know she is a guy!!!
ghehe, shardy tole me :oops:

Leanan

Heh - I remember when I found out Robin Hobb is a lady!

Terry Pratchett rocks!
Death and kittens... Rincewind, assistant to an ape ... Granny Weatherwax and her headology...

scarlettdoll

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How is one supposed to pronounce 'Drizzt Do'Urden'? [quote]
Honestly, that is why I don't read fantasy novels. B/c if i can't pronounce a character's name, they don't become real to me and so I don't care what happens to them. Hence the only 2 fantasy books I read are EQ (and good old names like Cutter, Treestump) and the Sword of Truth books by Terry Goodkind, where the hero's name is Richard. (tho i'm glad this series is coming to an end as it's really getting dull).

I did read the 1st book about that dark elf b/c a friend of mine was raving but it just didn't do it for me. *shrugging smilie*

nomad-human

I just finished Laurell K. Hamiton's 'A Stroke of Midnight' which is essentialy fairy porn with a good plot. And I still reading 'Piece by Piece' by Tori Amos. It's a cross between autobiography and a description of her creative process and prose. It really defies description and is very, very good.

And as for books borrowing from other sources, it's called intertextuality. Basicly what it means is that nothing exists in a vacum and that all writers to one extent or another borrow. Every text influences the ones after it. After a while every book becomes public domain...and so it continues.

Alias

I have to start re-reading my game project. Lots of text still need to be cut, which kinda sucks. Oh, well, that will make good supplement material later on. 8)

Leanan

nomad, I know... but I would never, ever steal a character name from another fantasy writer. I have enough imagination to make up my own.

And even if I didn't, I wouldn't go and steal names from Tolkien! While he lived he was glad when his fans, wanting to name a house 'Rivendell', a child 'Elanor', or a dog 'Samwise' wrote him and asked permission first. And Luthien was a character who portrayed his wife. It's even written on her gravestone. (And on his, 'Beren')

Jeppe

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Leanan

Mind you, the worst fantasy names ever are those of R.A. Salvatore.

How is one supposed to pronounce 'Drizzt Do'Urden'?



I forgot to add... THIS is actually not his fault, since he did not invent the sound of how the drow names should be like...

NightAngel

Lucky Luke :P

nomad-human

By rule of law Leanan after a book has been in circulation for 50 years it becomes what is called Public Domain. You can write your own sequel to it, you can write something about a character, and you can borrow certain elemants. It is not illegal, it just is a law that looks at our culture realisticly.

As for the Tolkien names. Tolkien's elven language that he made up is a spinoff of Finnish. And an enormous portion of the names are either Scandinavian or Gaelic. Now while I don't know if Luthien is a made up name, or a real name, I do know that in my International Book of Baby Names I can find most of the Tolkien names. And they are listed under countries of origin. So I do not feel it is a plagerism of any sort to use names that were used before, or to switch their genders if you wish. No one owns a name, and they can't be copywrited.

There is a wonderful grahic novel about an elf named Arwen. She is not a Tolkien elf, and bares little resembalance to the non-presence that Arwen was in the books. Is it plagerism for the artist/author to use the name? I think it is not, and the law agrees with me.

And yes, I'm finishing law school if you can't tell...

Leanan

I know, I know... but why? To me stealing names mean you don't have enough imagination to make up your own, unless there is a statement you wish to make by using those names. Such as Tolkien made using dwarf names from the Elder Edda.

Besides, the Silmarillion isn't public domain yet.

I actually love some parodies made of Tolkien's works. Parody is a form of respect. Using the name Arwen on a beautiful elf woman might be one too. But Luthien as a man's name... (and yes, Tolkien made that name up)
knowing your readers may read your book first and Silmarillion later... knowing they, being young and stupid, may think Tolkien is the one giving a man's name to a woman...

I'm not accusing anyone of a crime, just of a lack of respect.

(and just for the record, I study English Translation and World Literature)

lostshard

the wee free men........coobeastie....

PCoquelin

Right now I'm reading "La Maison Corrino", the third book by Frank Herbert's son (and some other writers) about what came before Dune (the first novel).
It all makes deep sense about Herbert's work, and it is VERY interesting to read (have to force myself to stop reading it from time to time for eating and the like...)

nomad-human

If we say that using a name is plagerism if it has been used by another author, than authors will quickly run out of names to use. That's why they can't copywrited. Nor can a title be for that matter. So no matter how little time a book has been in circulation all names in it are considered public domain.

Creativity is an ongoing and everflowing process, and borrowing is an essential part of it. Trust me, no one has written a truely original story since the seven basic plots were used for the first time. Every author since Lady Murasaki put pen to paper to write the world's first novel 'The Tale of Genji' has borrowed from what has gone before them.

For example the name Sheniqua is a very popular African American name for girls, and it is a made up name. It first appeared in the 1970's in an African-American woman's book. In the intervening 30 odd years since the book was published it has been used in other books and to name actual children. The author has never so much as uttered a peep. And as for Luthien, well I went high school with a Luthien, and my friend's fiance's brother is named Peregrin (which wasn't original to Tolkien btw). These names are part of the public conciousness. No different from the names Maria, Stacey, Kevin and Tristan. All have been used by other authors and all are used time and again.

I edit freelance and write on occasion. When I start a story I dig out my baby name book and peruse till I find one I like, or I rattle off names I've heard before till one stands out. I give not a hoot if it's been used by another author. My character is mine, their characters are theirs. Very different people and not the same at all. Just like I'm not identical to every other Maggy I have met. Same names, different lives, different goals.

scarlettdoll

reading Taking the Bastille by Dumas. Finally finished Vanity Fair. It was good but drug on a bit too long. The point was made about 100 pages earlier than it ended.

MidnightSong87

I'm reading the "School of Light". Since I don't have the book sitting with me at current, I can't tell you the author though. :oops:

PCoquelin

I'm now reading "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett (and another accomplice).
Definitely hilarious.
But same problem to come out of it !

stardreamer

gheghe.. Iam reading a constructiondrawing of a floor :roll:
to see what I need on such a drawing :roll: Grin

MaxvonBek

[quote:ed493f5c0e]I'm now reading "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett (and another accomplice)[/quote:ed493f5c0e]

Another accomplice?!!!

Thats Mr. Neil Gaiman you're talking about there - if you havn't come across his Sandman graphic novels before, please have a read of them. They may be one of the only things in production that could rightly be called a modern Myth! An odd statement, but if you read them, you'll see what I mean.

Am currently reading View from the Mirror book 4: The Way Between the Worlds by Ian Irvine - which has turned out to be a surprisingly good serious despite an initial drag on the story where nothing much seemed to happen.

Brighteyes

Reading -Holiday In Death- By J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)

-It's almost X-Mas in New York. A brutal serial killer is on the loose, and spreading all other than a merry holiday spirtit trough the city.
Detective Eve Dallas is running out of time. Every day, a new victim is in danger of loosing their life, and she don't have many leads. Pritty soon it becomes clear, all the victims has one thing in common: They all bought services from New Yorks most prestiges personal ad's agency. Who is taking advantige of lonely, innocent people who only dream
of a better life?
Eve goes on the hunt- and sends her partner on a dangerous mission - as bait........

ooooohhhhh...... scarey!

I love this seies....... :roll:

Leanan

I'm sorry if I offended you, nomad, but I have a mystical approach to names. This only applies to the fantasy genre of course. As long as we're talking other genres I completely agree with you. I'm sorry I can't explain my opinion but I can't change it either.

nomad-human

Not offended, just debating. Trust me, if you ever offend me I will let you know very clearly. Debate is always a good thing and it helps us all clear out the cobwebs. We don't agree on something, but now at least we fully understand each other's points of view. Which is always the result of a good debate.

Alias

Finished reading this week's Le Canard Enchaîné and Charlie-Hebdo. Both are weekly newspapers with news and cartoons and a satirical tone (and almost no ads); Charlie being a much more opinionated, left-wing job.

As usual, lots of interesting stuff.

ElfEmber

I couldn't remember if I posted this already, so if I did sorry for the repeat!

I'm reading Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. I've seen the movie lots of times but never read the book. The book is actually a very old one of my boyfriend's mother and is literatlly falling apart so I'm trying to read it fast before I completely destroy it!

Leanan

I was going to read 'The Phantom of the Opera' but every page I turned fell off and it's a library book so I have to take it back before it's all in pieces... it's a new book but a cheap paperback. Old books are generally more durable IMO, I once read a hundred-years-old edition of 'The Portrait Of Dorian Gray' and it was in an OK shape.

ElfEmber

Eck... and libraries make nasty fines for replacing books, or at least my stupid library does...

I remember reading The Picture of Dorian Gray that was a loooong time ago but I liked that book.
I also want to read The Phantom of the Opera, that sounds so good I might make that my next book to read!

scarlettdoll

ElfEmber--ooh, let me know what you think when you finish it. I love (obviously) Gone With the Wind. Book and movie.

And yes, you should read Phantom of the Opera next. It's really good.

fern

I just finished reading Deerskin by Robin McKinley... was an intense but wonderful book. I wouldn't reccomend it to everybody, as it has some dark and difficult topics but the story sucks you right in and has extremely interesting characters.

Kathleen

Deerskin Rocked. No one can convince me otherwise.
I'm readin Searcher and the Sword.
Laughs

Alias

I'm now trying to get through the Traité d'athéologie, by Michel Onfray. Since it's a book about atheism from a very ardent atheist, it's not the kind of book I want to take at work (I work for a religious organization)...

For the moment, it's quite brilliant, but I fear that the author's proselytism will eventually annoy me.

Leanan

A Finnish fantasy novel situated in the 'Praedor' RPG universe. (Ville Vuorela: 'Vanha Koira')

Fourleafclover

I'm reading the newest edition of "Rolling Stone" - the one with Darth Vader on the cover. It's got a picture of David Bowie and Iman's little girl inside - she's in kindergarden now. Awwwww! :D

Magela_earth

I still never got to finish the last book I was reading because i'm so busy, but I worked on that (finally) this weekend and also picked up "The 10th Kingdom" even though I've seen the mini series literally 7 times....haha.

Working little by little on the Iliad still, I have to read ONE book at a time, AHHHH

scarlettdoll

I'm reading this book Messiah Complex that was recently published and was written by a friend of mine. I'm also shocked. It's really good and really deep. (one of those things where you think, "But he can't be famous; I know him!") But I'm really amazed. I never knew that there was this side to this guy and the book is so good. Certainly not for everyone (could be quite controversial) but for some reason the whole time i'm reading it, i'm thinking "I bet Arthis would like this". Dunno why tho.

Leanan

XXXHolic manga by Clamp. And after that, Searcher and the Sword. Got it again from the library yay!

chocolate!

Terry Pratchet - Equal Rites.

Jeppe

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

lostshard

cocolate....that is an perfect choise......that borrowing part is cool...

still reading terry pratchet's the wee free men.......crivens!

chocolate!

thanks losthards :D I know....I mean, I have no choice, I didn't choose it....I just read the forst part....and then I HAD to read the rest....so I have a long wqay to go :D :D

lostshard

heheheh terry's writing is evil that way

fern

"The Forest Lover" by Susan Vreeland, about the Canadian artist Emily Carr... fab fictional book based on the life and work of an amazing painter, who did a lot of work in the far north. She famously painted her impressions of totem poles (among other things). a good read, if not all entirely true :) beautiful descriptions of lush forests, nature, and touching on ideas of inspiration and the creative process. (i liked it)

nomad-human

I just finished 'Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping'. It was very good, and very enlightening. I highly recommend it.

Magela_earth

I started reading another book while in the middle of The Iliad, The Book of Earth and The 10th Kingdom...damn

I'm so into vintage feminist fantasy right now. I'm so not a feminist, but I can't help it. I've been eating it up on Ebay...but I'm reading the First Sword and Sorceress edited my MZB. It's so good, I had to re watch Conan last night...again, har har.

scarlettdoll

i'm trudging through Alexandre Dumas "The Countess de Charny". I am a big Dumas fan (as ya'll may have noticed :mrgreen: ) but i don't know if it's the translation of this copy or if this story's just lagging but this one is mostly dull. It's got its great moments but they're outweighed by the preachy, repetitive paragraphs. *sigh* But once I finish, I'm going start reading all my EQ again. :D

Alias

Finished the aforementioned book about atheism. It had its good moments and some fine points, but the author is a rabid atheist; probably as foaming-at-the-mouth as the average Bible-thumper. Which is really a shame: I don't think we need atheist fundamentalism to fight religious fundamentalism...
(More extensive review on my blog, but in French.)

I am now trying to finish The Confusion, part two of Neal Stephenson's very hefty "Baroque Trilogy." Most of it is very fine reading, with gems of utter brilliance, but there are some dull parts, as well. At least I hope I can finish this one faster than the first (which took me six months)...

lostshard

a hat full of sky.... 8)


(that is what i am reading now :roll: )

cactus

I got the last ten new blood comics in the mail yesterday, so I have been reading them. I havn't read a book for at least a week, because I have been so busy. If I start to read I don't stop until I have read the whole book, so I try not to start reading anything when I know I have a lot of other things to do..
My vacation starts on friday though, and I have a lot of books I look forward to read then. :D

Leanan

Polgara the Sorceress by David Eddings... have read it once already and loved it, she's a fav character of mine... I wept with her at the ruins of Vo Wacune...

I like Eddings' sense of humour, or Polgara's - but sometimes I have to laugh at both. Like, Polgara has this white strand in her hair that can't be dyed because it's made by magic, so she has a hard time disguising it... and I'm thinking, like, why doesn't she dye the rest of her black hair white, or platinum blonde, that would hide it quite well and make a good disguise too, but apparently Eddings never thought of it, or loved her hair too much...

cactus

I have read some of his books to, and I loved them :D .

Leanan

I loved the Belgariad and the Malloreon. I started reading the Elenium, found an offensive comment about gays, and gave up. The other books in the Belgariad world are ok, some of his other worlds after that tend to repeat too many of the elements of the first one, and not even the best elements at that, which is why I couldn't like Althalus, Regina's Song, or The Elder Gods... I've read every book with Belgarion in it twice... he's kind of funny, and when I was a teen I got kicks when people in the books suddenly realized who they were talking to and went all white in fear of the Godslayer...

'By Torak's beard!'
'Torak had no beard - not when I met him at least.'
lol...

krwordgazer

Leanan, my husband's reading that same David Eddings book!

Magela, I'm wondering, what is the definition of feminism nowadays? Am I missing something? Because I thought it had become so broad a term that scarcely a woman alive today would not identify herself as a feminist. I mean, we're all for equal rights and fair treatment, right?

Or are you speaking of militant feminism? The we-hate-all-men stuff? If that is what people mean now when they say "feminist," then I'm afraid I may have given a wrong impression of myself by calling myself a "feminist" in another thread. :oops:

Back on topic: I just finished Mark Haddon's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime." A fascinating and moving read about an autistic 15-year-old boy. I'd recommend it to anyone.

To Kathleen, and other readers of "Deerskin": yes, that was a great book, but of course very disturbing in parts. Extremely sensitive subject matter. I love anything by Robin McKinley, though, especially "Rose Daughter" and "Spindle's End."

scarlettdoll

Alias--what aforementioned book were you talking about?

WARNING! Rant ahead!!! (you were warned! Wink )
Wordgazer--i don't know...I had to take some feminist classes in college that disgusted me so much that i actually hated women for a time. (talk about identity crisis! Grin and i'm exxagerating ) But no, most of the women I've known who proudly say, "I am a feminist" (AND THIS IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO THOSE I'VE MET!! SO DON'T JUMP ME! Thank you. :D ) don't really want equality but superiority in favor of women in the name of equality. This attitude that 'you can't say anything negative about me or my gender b/c that's sexism but i'm free to say whatever i want about you. In fact, if i make a list of all the things women can do better than men, it's empowerment." I am fully aware that this is not all, probably not even the majority, but it is most of what i've encountered and i don't like it.
And alot of who i am runs counter to this kickbutt attitude so i'm left feeling like i'm wrong for wanting the things i want. (well, i would be if i didn't know i'm always right Grin ) But regardless, you have certainly never made yourself appear like that. You're all about balance and fairness to all. A fine quality that is much appreciated.

(I do apologize for the above rant; i have rather strong feelings on that whole issue and it's a thorny little subject. But sorry!) :)

Ahem. Anyway, so still trudging through the Countess de Charny. But I keep getting distracted by FFVI.

krwordgazer

Well, now it makes sense, Scarlett-- I said something on another thread about "we as feminists" and got what seemed like kind of an odd reaction. . .

I'm going to be careful how I use that word. :oops:

Fourleafclover

I'm currently going through my collection of old Star Trek fan magazines! :mrgreen: Lol... Nerd alert! Nerd alert!

Alias

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Alias--what aforementioned book were you talking about?



Michel Onfray's Traité d'athéologie. As the name implies, it is in French. I talked about it a bit earlier on this thread.

Leanan

Well, I'm for equality and I call myself a feminist... there are still any issues in which women and men aren't equal, but if it's the men who are downtrodden then I defend them.

krwordgazer

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I'm currently going through my collection of old Star Trek fan magazines! :mrgreen: Lol... Nerd alert! Nerd alert!



Hey, I have old Star Trek fan magazines, too! Grin :oops:

Blackbird

One of Janet Evanovich's books, about Stephanie Plum. Someone read them?

scarlettdoll

no, never heard of her Blackbird. She good?

And I have a few Star Trek books too! Grin (which is why i feel free to make fun of trekkies at any given time Wink )

leinir

*giggles* Almost done with the Silmarillion now ;)

As for star trek books, I don't have any myself, though I do have tonnes of hard sci-fi books, which I guess kinda makes up for that ;) Half a shelf's worth of Stephen Baxter books... My boyfriend, however, has lots and lots of Star Trek magazines, damn near a full collection from around 1993-2000, afair :)

Aldar

I'm thinking of re-reading the "Weetzie Bat" books by Francesca Lia Block. Holding them in my hands as we speak... :roll: Wink Should I, shouldn't I, should I...? Hmm... Such difficult problems us mortals have! :x

@Kindred: Haven you bought those Dinotopia books for your son (or what was it... :oops:) yet?

Leanan

Well, I finished 'Polgara', and a Terry Pratchett book called 'Thief of Time', now I'm reading two short story collections: 'Blood of Ten Chiefs 4' and 'Best New Horror 11' (at least I think it was volume 11...) BOTC is lovely of course, canon or not... the horror collection less so, I don't know what's wrong with me that I'm so hard to scare... some of the stories are gross, particularly the ones involving cannibalism, but being grossed out is not the same as being spine-chillingly scared... like Clive Barker's stories always manage to scare me... so far there's been one good story, 'Harlequin Valentine' by Neil Gaiman, but it isn't horror really, just a tragic romance... at least I see it that way...

lostshard

the davinci code by dan brown......i never wanted to start that one...i thought it was all a big hype.......but i really most say he writes quite gripping..... it reads kinda easy and addictive...and what's that with that albino? (still on page 60 or so)

nomad-human

I'm currently reading Greenmantle by Charles De Lint. Very good. I am enjoying it a lot. I love the way De Lint takes fantasy and places it in the modern world. To my mind, he's the best in the urban fantasy genre.

Blackbird

Reading on of Clive Cusslers books, not sure about the english title, but it's translated to something like "Atlantis found" or something. Really good one, think it's my favorite among Cusslers books.

LordDarkhan

I wish i could read so i could participate in this conversation :D

Leanan

Grin

Arfurido

Ah! Ah! I can actually participate! Reading "The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy", and it's just so funny! British humour down to the point, and then some. I laugh out loud at least on every other page.

Leanan

Oh yes, Arfurido, that's one of my favourites too...

ZaritharSavageclaw

Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb. It's the 3rd book in the Farseer trilogy. No elves in it... but one of the main characters is a wolf. 8)

Leanan

That's a lovely book... what was the wolf's name? Grin (hey I made a Bedtime stories reference... gaah! *goes to wash mouth with soap*)

ZaritharSavageclaw

Nighteyes is the wolf's name.

LordDarkhan

I am actually reading..yay me....

Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent
by Bruce Nugent

Langston Hughes : A Biography
by Laurie F. Leach

krwordgazer

Happy reading, Lord Darkhan!

If books were wine, I would never be sober. Grin

Right now it's the old classic, Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Blackbird

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Right now it's the old classic, Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.



Oh, that one is great :) Really scary.
Anne: Happy reading yes, the book is so funny Grin

NightAngel

Psychological magazine.

There's an interesting article about animals and emotions.
Some scientists are sure of that animals don't feel pain etc but other scientists have other ideas about it.
Yeah, interesting.

lostshard

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If books were wine, I would never be sober. Grin

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that is a classic quote kword...i will be drunk with you then Wink

scarlet_273

I am reading The Fair Folk

chocolate!

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Psychological magazine.

There's an interesting article about animals and emotions.
Some scientists are sure of that animals don't feel pain etc but other scientists have other ideas about it.
Yeah, interesting.



hey, I try to read that a lot too...can't buy it...but sometimes they have it on my school....but I'll have to look in the library... :) I love it! :D

Magela_earth

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Magela, I'm wondering, what is the definition of feminism nowadays? Am I missing something? Because I thought it had become so broad a term that scarcely a woman alive today would not identify herself as a feminist. I mean, we're all for equal rights and fair treatment, right?

Or are you speaking of militant feminism? The we-hate-all-men stuff? If that is what people mean now when they say "feminist," then I'm afraid I may have given a wrong impression of myself by calling myself a "feminist" in another thread. :oops:



yes, because to me people who are for equal rights with women can be men as well, and aren't fanatics, I tend to think of them as fairly normal people....they are, frankly, the majority...in general at least. To me feminists are over the top and favor women rather than equality.....and make for great authors....haha.

I finally finished The Book of Earth and am angry. I dunno if I'm angry at myself or the author. I LOVE tragic endings.....but I didn't like it here, if it had been done better I would have loved it....but it seemed out of context and I've been upset about it for days....it's amazing how books effect my mood. (and I'd be wasted all the time as well)

lostshard

almost finished with the davinci code.....i found it quite enjoyable....but a tad hyped

scarlettdoll

LordDarkhan's reading?! Surprised Bravo milord!

Currently reading London by Rutherfurd. Best of his stuff I've read thus far. Also currently rereading all the EQ fanfics I've printed out. :D Great reading!!

Aldar

I'm gonna read "The Da Vinci Code", too, but there's so many waiting in line at the library, so it might take a while... I started reading "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" two weeks or so ago, because of a friend of mine said I'd like it - with my taste in humor. But I don't. I hate the book! It's so unbelievably boooooooring, so I've quit it. Now I'm just wondering what to read instead... Any suggestions? I want something... (hmm, thinking, thinking...) dramatic! With love and death and hard times :D

lostshard

hmmmm?.....do you read in english?....and do you loveeeee big, fat books....with lotsa pages (as i do)..... then.....the Otherland sequense...the first book is kinda slow...but it picks up the pace at the end..... or start with 'the war of the flowers'....great book as well.....both the titles are by tad williams...

great great read 8)

LordDarkhan

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LordDarkhan's reading?! Surprised Bravo milord!

Currently reading London by Rutherfurd. Best of his stuff I've read thus far. Also currently rereading all the EQ fanfics I've printed out. :D Great reading!!



Yeah i actually picked up a book.....most stories dont interest me, so i decided to pick up some non-fiction.

Leanan

Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake.

scarlettdoll

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[quote:5143376a01="scarlettdoll"]LordDarkhan's reading?! Surprised Bravo milord!

Currently reading London by Rutherfurd. Best of his stuff I've read thus far. Also currently rereading all the EQ fanfics I've printed out. :D Great reading!!



Yeah i actually picked up a book.....most stories dont interest me, so i decided to pick up some non-fiction.[/quote:5143376a01]
What if you got your hands on some amazing story about this hot young black American who owns a modeling company and has hot, steamy affairs with gorgeous people of both genders? Grin Then, would you read?

Magela_earth

LOL


*raises hand*


I would

scarlet_273

war for the flowers was a great book!

lostshard

yeaaaa it really issss...... i was a bit disapointed it was just one book and not a trilogy

LordDarkhan

[quote:b630e43c14="scarlettdoll"][quote:b630e43c14="LordDarkhan"][quote:b630e43c14="scarlettdoll"]LordDarkhan's reading?! Surprised Bravo milord!

Currently reading [u:b630e43c14]London[/u:b630e43c14] by Rutherfurd. Best of his stuff I've read thus far. Also currently rereading all the EQ fanfics I've printed out. :D Great reading!![/quote:b630e43c14]

Yeah i actually picked up a book.....most stories dont interest me, so i decided to pick up some non-fiction.[/quote:b630e43c14]
What if you got your hands on some amazing story about this hot young black American who owns a modeling company and has hot, steamy affairs with gorgeous people of both genders? Grin Then, would you read?[/quote:b630e43c14]

I might just read the steamy affairs part..lol... I cant get into books that happen during my own time period. Queen of the Damned is as close as I got..and thats supernatural, so its different..... im weird like that :D

LordDarkhan

[quote:af8df5f3e0="scarlettdoll"][quote:af8df5f3e0="LordDarkhan"][quote:af8df5f3e0="scarlettdoll"]LordDarkhan's reading?! Surprised Bravo milord!

Currently reading [u:af8df5f3e0]London[/u:af8df5f3e0] by Rutherfurd. Best of his stuff I've read thus far. Also currently rereading all the EQ fanfics I've printed out. :D Great reading!![/quote:af8df5f3e0]

Yeah i actually picked up a book.....most stories dont interest me, so i decided to pick up some non-fiction.[/quote:af8df5f3e0]
What if you got your hands on some amazing story about this hot young black American who owns a modeling company and has hot, steamy affairs with gorgeous people of both genders? Grin Then, would you read?[/quote:af8df5f3e0]

I might just read the steamy affairs part..lol... I cant get into books that happen during my own time period. Queen of the Damned is as close as I got..and thats supernatural, so its different..... im weird like that :D

MaxvonBek

At the moment: Word and the Void book 3: Angel Fire East by Terry Brooks - pretty good; demons after just 10 pages w00t! :D

scarlettdoll

Grin Ok, well I'll get started writing that and I'll give the unabridged version to Magela and I'll send LordDarkhan the Cliff's note version.

scarlet_273

I am reading The Duke's Ballard

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