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#51 2007-06-28 05:23:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

sisterdew wrote:



bruno's the boar,right?

yes. He's still a good idea - got a few good giggles out of that - I just wonder why he'd be called that.

Also, the name reminds me of one ex-classmate's dog, and another ex-classmate - a male ex-classmate - squealing "oooh, Bruno is sooo cuuuuuute!!!" about once every day.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#52 2007-06-28 05:29:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

i thought about that...maybe she had a friend who she promised to name one character after:D

or maybe it's because "bruno" means "brown" and he's brown...

anyways...did you cry?


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#53 2007-06-28 05:36:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

at the end, no - but there are very, very few authors who manage that (or perhaps it's just because I've known their characters longer - Tad and Harry Potter, mainly). Somewhere in the middle, though (no spoilers ;) ) I felt more like it.


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
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#54 2007-06-28 06:04:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

:)
me,i'm very easily touched(by the story,by characters...you name it)...you can imagine how i reacted to that book i guess:D


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#55 2007-06-28 07:34:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

the viscount of Adrilankha, book 2, the lord of castle black by stephen brust.


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He's exciting in a "here come the Magyrs" kinda way
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#56 2007-06-28 15:53:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

And how are you liking it?

 

#57 2007-06-28 23:14:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Magpie wrote:

at the end, no - but there are very, very few authors who manage that (or perhaps it's just because I've known their characters longer - Tad and Harry Potter, mainly). Somewhere in the middle, though (no spoilers ;) ) I felt more like it.

pish. i cry at everything. i'm such a wimp.


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This new-found malaise.
It's just that this mystery
Has taken your place."

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#58 2007-06-29 06:27:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

"Kushiel's Justice" Jaqueline Carey

If you all have NOT been reading this series, you need to. Probably some of the most refreshing reading I've done in a long time!
And I know at least 3 smutty sisters that would enjoy it for other reasons, and just about anybody else around here...an no it's not ALL smut, but the main character in the first 3 books is a Courtesan so theres a fair amount of smut.
It's all balanced out by humor, romance,  politics, intrigue, action etc...pretty well has everything in the right doses.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder why you get that tingly feeling and more importantly, you'll wonder what happens next.

Next on my list:
"Name of the Wind" Patrick Rothfuss
> I'm trusting those here who say its good!
"Captain Alastride" Arturo-Perez Reverte
"The Flanders Panel" Arturo-Perez Reverte
> swashbuckling action with intrigue and mystery...8)


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#59 2007-06-29 07:12:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Just finished David Bilsborough's The Wanderer's Tale. . .

Two thumbs WAY down for this book, unfortunately.

An odd blend of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Sword of Shannara, and various Forgotten Realms books from the late 80s, Bilsborough's The Wanderer's Tale is YA through and through. Pitched to the Paolini crowd, I sincerely believe that this debut has the potential to be a bestseller. But pitched to well-read fans and aficionados of the genre, this book falls short on basically every level. 

To say that this novel is overwritten would be the understatement of the year. Cutting 25% to 30% of it would get rid of a good chunk of the bloated prose and speed up the pace which leaves a lot to be desired. There seems to be at least one adverb per sentence -- I kid you not!

Overwritten, overlong, overhyped. . .

Check the blog for the full review.

Patrick www.fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com

 

#60 2007-06-29 14:40:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I'm so liking The Time Travelers' Wife. Imagine, meeting your future spouse (who hasn't met you yet), and telling him lots of stuff he told you in the past (when he was older and time-traveling to your younger self).

And you think YOU have problems knowing what day it is!

I like the way she compares herself to whalers' wives -- watching (from the roofs of houses) and waiting for them to come home from the sea.


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#61 2007-06-30 04:52:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Recently "discovered" the song of ice and fire series by george r.r. martin, apparently after everyone else. Unfortunately, I thought the series were finished (that it was just four books), because I've basically sworn never to get hooked on a series which has lots of books still remaining to be written... I mean, you can trust Tad, but that's about the only one... Anyway, now I'm halfway through book 4, I'm hooked, and I HATE that it'll be years and years until it's finished! Aaaarrrgh!! *bangs her head against a wall in frustration*


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#62 2007-06-30 04:56:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

idun,does your name happen to come from yet another series-"secret world idhun",by laura gallego garcia,or is it coincidence?:D


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#63 2007-06-30 04:59:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Idun is actually a goddess in viking mythology, she provides golden apples that give eternal life...

No one can say I don't use what I read! ;-)


"If you french kiss a vampire, you risk lip and tongue injury"
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#64 2007-06-30 05:01:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

ah,seen:)
should have known,after reading "runemarks"...:D


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#65 2007-06-30 05:06:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Found this description, which is quite accurate...:
Mrs BRAGI and the Nordic Goddess of Spring, Youth and Immortality. She's always fending off muggers as she carries the basket containing the Golden Apples of Immortality. When the Gods are feeling a bit past it, one nibble is all it takes to put a spring in their step.


"If you french kiss a vampire, you risk lip and tongue injury"
Anita Blake

 

#66 2007-06-30 11:14:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Heee hee! *nips apple from Idun's basket* whoops. Gotta be more careful around here!

 

#67 2007-07-02 07:34:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

now,"glennkill" was hilarious
the end was a bit of an easy way out,but still very good reading

have now started on"priestess of the white" by trudi canavan

tbr during holidays:
neil gaiman"american gods"
trudi canavan"last of the wilds"(sequel to "priestess of the white")
jkr"harry potter no7"
jenny mai nuyen"nocturna"(if it comes out in time)
michael ondaatje"divisadero"
frank goosen"Soviel zeit"("so much time")

*wonders if this is enough for three weeks*


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#68 2007-07-02 09:41:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

sisterdew wrote:

now,"glennkill" was hilarious

I've been looking at it last time I was in the bookshop, wondering if I should... but I had already used up my book-budget.
Well, next time...


Basically, I'm Prince Josua in jeans and sneakers, or a different flavor of Renie Sulaweyo.
- Tad

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#69 2007-07-02 16:24:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Finished The Bonehunters. Great book, with an ending that promises a lot to come in Reapers Gale. Glad to be back in the Letherii Empire.

I'm reading Darkness Descending, second book in the Darkness series, by Harry Turtledove. Its a fantasy series thats an parallels World War 2, except in a fantasy world.


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#70 2007-07-02 20:06:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Pat the Bunny. Very touchy feely book. :oP


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#71 2007-07-03 00:19:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

The chronicles of Amber.

Yalahii.


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#72 2007-07-03 06:34:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Sahi wrote:

The chronicles of Amber.

Yalahii.

The first three (5?) were really, really good.


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#73 2007-07-03 06:39:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

I have all ten in one book.

Yalahii.


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#74 2007-07-03 06:54:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

Soon to be reading "The Name of the Wind"
per all y'alls advice, so it better be good!


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#75 2007-07-03 06:59:00

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Re: What Are You Reading Now, Hmmmmm?

heh.
it is,don't fear:D


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