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Unread post by GormanGhaste » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:17 pm

I mentioned earlier in this thread how much I enjoyed reading Seraphina, and I just realized I've missed the publication date of its sequel, Shadow Scale, by over a month. I think it's an interesting take on dragons, and I know there are a lot of dragon fans here!
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Unread post by Tårnfalk » Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:00 pm

I just finished reading "The Hobbit" which i found to be really like the movie (except that Gandalf and the Dwarves knew about the ring the whole time).. ANd now im into chapter 8 of the first "lord of the ring book" sooooo UNLIKE the movie... part of me is going hmmm why make the movie SO much different from the book!! I really love the movie dont get me wrong.. but man its different from the book!!

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Unread post by Karathyriel » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:29 am

It's different because it had to be shortened.
I love to read TLotR, but I always skip things like songs or poems.
I think they are boring and bring no info for the story whatsoever.

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Unread post by Rawr » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:12 pm

So after I found the joy and wonder of Audible, I have been eating up books left and right. Recently I finished the Divine Dungeon Series as well as the first two books of the Completionist Series, both written by the say guy. :D :mrgreen:

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Unread post by Tårnfalk » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:06 pm

I set a goal to read the bible in a year. I started january 1st and atm I am almost through the book of Joshua. I think I will try to do this every year. I meditate in what I read and study too so I get the meaning of the things I read.

Previouslly I have read the bible once every 3rd year but I wanted to do it once a year and I really enjoy it

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Stephen King Desperation.

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Unread post by GormanGhaste » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:39 pm

Just finished reading Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and am in the middle of the sequel, Bring up the Bodies. They take place during the reign of Henry VIII from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell. Recommend.

Also reading Semiosis by Sue Burke. Science fiction on a planet with intelligent plants.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread post by Wain » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:26 am

GormanGhaste wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Just finished reading Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and am in the middle of the sequel, Bring up the Bodies. They take place during the reign of Henry VIII from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell. Recommend.

Also reading Semiosis by Sue Burke. Science fiction on a planet with intelligent plants.
Wolf Hall sounds pretty interesting! I'll look for it.

I'm currently reading The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser, which is slow reading but I have a weird interest in earlier English literature, and this poem was deliberately archaic even for its time (late 1500s). Until you get used to it the spelling makes reading cumbersome - for example Spenser frequently uses "u" for "v" and vice versa, "y" is used in some places we'd use an "i", extraneous final "e"s (that often don't seem to have a historical basis), and many other oddities. Like, I had to stare at the word "yuie" for a minute before I realized it was "ivy" (!). But once you get used to that, it gets easier. It's also cool in that Spenser uses a number of English words that haven't survived to modern times, but are related to words in other Germanic languages, like "eke" for "also" (like German auch, Dutch ook, etc.), and "hight" for "named" (Dutch "heet", German "heisse"). It's weird, but I enjoy that kind of thing :)
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread post by GormanGhaste » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:13 am

Mantel update: now that I've finished Bring up the Bodies, I would recommend reading Wolf Hall and just stopping there :)

I like reading older works too--I'd like to sit down and read Canterbury Tales all the way through someday.
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Re: What are you reading right now?

Unread post by Wain » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:20 am

GormanGhaste wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:13 am
Mantel update: now that I've finished Bring up the Bodies, I would recommend reading Wolf Hall and just stopping there :)

I like reading older works too--I'd like to sit down and read Canterbury Tales all the way through someday.
Please do! If you love that kind of thing it's a great experience :) It's also a pretty amazing depiction of the different social and religious strata of the 1300s. Chaucer seems to have had a very good understanding of people from all walks of life in England, as well as being a very talented storyteller, in a time when neither would have been common. Granted, he did borrow a lot of his story ideas from the Decameron ;)
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