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#26 2007-06-24 15:48:00

Em
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

No, there is no "third base" in football.


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#27 2007-06-24 16:12:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Then what's the point of all those men with the lovely wide shoulders?

And all the tackling?

*is baffled*


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The Idiot, by Dostoevsky

 

#28 2007-06-24 16:58:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Jendaiya wrote:

Then what's the point of all those men with the lovely wide shoulders?

And all the tackling?

*is baffled*

To score, of course! *ahem*

(Bases is for baseball. End zones is for feetsball.) Ho doggie! That girl can do some really offensive tackling! *is jealous*


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#29 2007-06-25 05:07:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

nothing. *whimper, twitch*
I finished last night. It just felt like that kind of night, reading in bed, getting cookie crumbs all over my pillow.

My one big problem with Eragon is that the language and names do not have a ... consistent sound. Sounds to me like made-up-on-the-spot bits and pieces. Perhaps I'm just oversensitive, after all the work I've put into my Old Kivailo, trying to make it "make sense".


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#30 2007-06-25 05:12:00

Sahi
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

My own big problem with Eragon was that at some times the speach is overly formal, while at other times it is not. Very weird.

But right now I'm not reading Eragon, I'm reading "Something wicked this way comes".

yalahii.


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#31 2007-06-25 06:43:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Renegade's Magic, by Robin Hobb.
Poor, fat Nevare!


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#32 2007-06-25 06:44:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Waah, you mean there's a part two now? (Of the soldier son's trilogy?)

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#33 2007-06-25 06:46:00

silhouette
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

*braces Sahi*
Renegade's Magic is part three, and the end of the story.


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#34 2007-06-25 06:51:00

Sahi
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Yay! Has it been out for long? I couldn't find part two or three at ABC. *goes off to investigate*

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#35 2007-06-25 06:54:00

silhouette
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I think it appeared over here at the weekend. I picked it up on Saturday from Borders. Half-way through, and most impressed. The lady knows how to stick words together in a pleasing order.


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#36 2007-06-25 06:56:00

Sahi
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

ABC still has it listed as yet to be published. But they should have part two in paperback. *itches to pay them a visit*

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#37 2007-06-25 08:28:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Stefan wrote:

I always have that problem. Reading a very good book - The Bonehunters, it's just taking me a while to finish. At least for my standards. I can usually finish a book like this in less than three weeks.

Now I wonder if I read too fast, or I just spend too much time reading.


There's a beginning, two middles, and an end. - Firsfron of Ronchester

 

#38 2007-06-25 08:43:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Kunohara wrote:



or I just spend too much time reading.

there is NO SUCH THING!


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#39 2007-06-25 10:12:00

pat5150
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I was really curious about this final volume of The Soldier Son trilogy. With both Shaman's Crossing and Forest Mage garnering so many mixed reviews, I was eager to see how Hobb would bring this series to a close with Renegade's Magic.

Renegade's Magic is easily the best and most enjoyable volume of The Soldier Son trilogy. One of the main reasons why is that, unlike its two predecessors, this book doesn't suffer from a sluggish pace. The narrative flows extremely well, providing a fluid rhythm throughout the novel.

As always, the characterizations are superior. The deeply involved humanity behind it all, Hobb's hallmark, is imbued throughout Renegade's Magic. Three-dimensional characters populate this book, and they all remain true to themselves. This aspect of her characterization is probably what I love the most about Robin Hobb. Her cast always include men and women who feel like "real" people with genuine personalities, good or bad or in between. 

Hobb ties up a lot of loose ends from both Shaman's Crossing and Forest Mage, with almost everything coming full circle. In a way, this just might be Hobb's most self-contained series. Many things make more sense now, giving me a new appreciation for the first two volumes.

Check the blog for the full review. :)

Patrick www.fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com

 

#40 2007-06-25 12:49:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Just finished it myself, Pat.
Loved it. Hobb doesn't waste a single word.
Parts of it were very moving, and I believed in all of the characters and found the story interesting.
She knows how to do her job.


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#41 2007-06-25 12:58:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I am on the last part of The Bonehunters, with about three hundred pages left. I smiled for ten minutes straight at the end of the third part of that book.


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#42 2007-06-25 16:12:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I read about the first quarter of Last Light of the Sun.  It's astonishingly boring.  He's also picked up a bad habit of dropping his pronouns and using excessive run-on sentences.  I'm glad I borrowed it from my mom rather than bought it.


Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

-- Heinlein

 

#43 2007-06-25 16:24:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

i just read his latest (kay's) called ysabel...it was interesting, to say the least.  i did like it, but that could be for sentimental reasons since he returned to some old characters from one of my favorite series ever.

now, i'm finally getting around to reading the r. scott bakker books that have been on my shelves forever.  the darkness that comes before

 

#44 2007-06-27 08:06:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

finally reading "glennkill" by Leonie Swann..a hilarious whodunit about a herd of sheep,told by said sheep,set in ireland


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#45 2007-06-27 13:37:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Just finished "Nijura - Das Erbe der Elfenkrone", on sisterdew's recommentation. ;) My thoughts are still somewhat foggy - as they always are right after finishing a book - but I did enjoy it. The only thing that put me off a bit was Bruno's name. But the language did have that ...consistent sound that I missed in Eragon.


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- Tad

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Scrollbearer and offerer of some very useful opinions

 

#46 2007-06-28 00:29:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Cartomancy by Mary Gentle.

Yalahii.


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#47 2007-06-28 01:12:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Magpie wrote:

Just finished "Nijura - Das Erbe der Elfenkrone", on sisterdew's recommentation. ;) My thoughts are still somewhat foggy - as they always are right after finishing a book - but I did enjoy it. The only thing that put me off a bit was Bruno's name. But the language did have that ...consistent sound that I missed in Eragon.

bruno's the boar,right?

her second is even better-bit more grown up..and she is only 19...*falls down on knees*


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#48 2007-06-28 03:12:00

sisterdew
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

oh joy!

the third book by 19 year old jenny mai nuyen(author of "nijura" and "das drachentor(dragongate")is being published next week!if i didn't love her books so much i'd hate her for being such a great writer at that age!

preordered it is:)


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#49 2007-06-28 04:02:00

Sahi
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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Is she a German author? *is still looking to expand her meager collection of German books*

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#50 2007-06-28 04:13:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

yup
one parent is vietnamese,hence the exotic name for a german-jenny mai nuyen
filed under young adult fantasy


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