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    The Book Lair - all book talk ITT

    A thread to discuss what people at Beast Lair are currently reading, from books to manga to comics, even some random pamphlet you found on the road,you can discuss it here.

    Right now, I'm reading the entire Sword of truth series, despite the fact that my job ended and should really be updating my fics...

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    I recently finished the second book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series.


    Chapter 15: Prince VS Pauper

    A whole world away from Fuyuki, in a city of mages, a new War threatens to break out. Seven new Masters are chosen and enter a life-changing battle, unknowingly becoming part of a War in which there are more players than the eyes can see...

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    I'm reading this thread.

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    foundation, by mercedes lackey.
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    The moment the opportunity arises for a pun, the one known as 'Taiga's Knight' will be there to deliver whether you like it or not.

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    Cool, people actually responded to the thread!

    foundation, by mercedes lackey.
    Heard of that, it any good Tobias?

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    I like the heralds of valdamar series, if you dont mind the timeline being all over the place, they is good books.
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    The moment the opportunity arises for a pun, the one known as 'Taiga's Knight' will be there to deliver whether you like it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    I like the heralds of valdamar series, if you dont mind the timeline being all over the place, they is good books.
    Another series I've heard of, I'll give it a try sometime.

    Since all good recommendations deserve another, have you read the Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diane Wynne Jones, they're really great.

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    as an aside, foundation is loosely part of the heralds series, and no actually, I may have to kindle that.
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    I'm reading a bunch of different stories, one being the Harry Potter series, but only to write fan stories about it (and to correct many flaws found in it).

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    Snape kills D- *is shot*


    Chapter 15: Prince VS Pauper

    A whole world away from Fuyuki, in a city of mages, a new War threatens to break out. Seven new Masters are chosen and enter a life-changing battle, unknowingly becoming part of a War in which there are more players than the eyes can see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermitfold View Post
    Since all good recommendations deserve another, have you read the Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diane Wynne Jones, they're really great.
    I've read a few books of Diana Wynne Jones, those which have translated into Finnish. Both two Derkholms and all three Castles. But now when I googled, I noticed that also three books of Chrestomanci has been translated last year. Must read them too, I really like her writing style.

    I also noticed one sad thing when googled: She has passed away in March this year.

    Rest in peace, Diana Wynne Jones.

    Edit: Wikipedia tells "In mid-2010 she was halfway through a new book with plans for another to follow." But she died before those were ready.
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    Just re-read Gates of Fire. It's on the battle of Thermopylae, but far more realistic than 300 was, and more awesome for the fact.
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    That time they checked out that hot guy they were just admiring his watch, yeah?


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    Just finished the Surprise of Suzumiya Haruhi.

    OH GOD THE SHIPTEASE
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    Rereading a lot of my classical lit. Just finished Count of Monte Cristo and am moving on to 3 Musketeers.

    Spoiler:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MssrNeko View Post
    Just finished Count of Monte Cristo
    One of my favorite books!

    Anyway, right now I'm reading House of Leaves by Danielewski.
    Last edited by Sherrinford; August 18th, 2011 at 08:06 AM.

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    ^Uhm... trolling much?


    Chapter 15: Prince VS Pauper

    A whole world away from Fuyuki, in a city of mages, a new War threatens to break out. Seven new Masters are chosen and enter a life-changing battle, unknowingly becoming part of a War in which there are more players than the eyes can see...

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    I think that's referred to House of Leaves.

    It's a book that weird..

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    Counterguardian needs to go deeper?

    Picked up the first in the Codex Alera series, by Jim Butcher, from a library I don't visit all that often- they were selling it. FOR THIRTY PENCE. Got lucky that day.

    Also, if you count audiobooks as "reading", then I suppose I'm "reading" the Dresden Files series. Again. Audiobooks are amazing for exercise- I can go for hours just listening to one, and I've almost finished the series in a couple days, despite the audiobooks being ~8 hours long.

    But then, once they're done, I have no real motivation to exercise any more. Anyone have any suggestions for books along those same lines?
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    Are audiobooks really any good? It doesn't have the concept of actually 'reading' so I never thought much of it.

    Still reading Wizard's First Rule, and I have to admit, I'm finding it kind of tedious.

    Also, has anyone her read the Shannara Chronicles?

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