What are you reading 2.0

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Aduiavas Ida, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Yeah, that is one of the main problems. All of this happens before the events in the Hobbit and LotR, and thus it is hard to relate it to anything there.

    It doesn't help that some of the characters have different names :look
     
  2. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    I think a big problem for me as well is that it's hard for me to see what I call "Grandpa Tolkien" in the style for the Silmarillion.

    In LotR and the Hobbit, it's almost like he's a jovial granddad sitting down to tell you a story he think you'd find interesting. The Silmarillion is styled like the Bible, and it's difficult to have long sittings with it.
     
  3. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    I enjoyed the other two books much more than the first, still the characters weren't ever great and it was more that the subject matter was interesting than the story that great. Worth reading i'd say but only if you're at a loose end and like scientific ideas.
     
  4. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
    I might just say, the setting is terrifying.
     
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    Tannin Venatrix Glitter Guardian Soldier Forum Moderator

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    I've been reading a lot of Larry Correia. His Monster Hunter International series and Grimnoir series.
     
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    Thaddius al'Guy Soldier Forum Moderator

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    I started Thieftaker by D B Jackson (David B Coe) last night. Bought his book from him at JordanCon yesterday. I'm a big fan of his other fantasy work, but I've never read any urban fantasy so I thought I'd give his a try since I already like his other work.
     
  7. Naikan Roslan

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    I started reading the Dresden Files in January/February, and I'm currently on Skin Game (book 15) now.

    Really enjoying it.

    Next up is re-reading Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. (Jordancon 11 hype!)
     
  8. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood.
    I. Love. It.
    I'm listening to it on Audible, and Light but Sarah Gadon is fantastic! Her voice is perfect for Grace ^^
    I had just finished The Lunar Chronicles before this, and being tired of the light and romantic "Happily Ever After" style of those books, this was a very refreshing change.
    Grace is such a marvelous character, taking Dr Jordan along for a merry little ride.
     
  9. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Me again.
    I'm getting close to finishing Ready Player One.
    I hadn't planned on reading the book after I saw the movie, but I'm glad I did.
    While NOTHING is the same, I like the book a lot. The movie had some amazing special effects and I was a huge fan.
    But the book focuses a lot more on the 80s, and the puzzles, riddles, and gates all follow this theme as well. About...98% percent of the references fly waaaayy over my head, it's still a fun book to read.
    Thanks for the nudge, @Lokadien Vianharl :fistbump
     
  10. Lokadien Vianharl

    Lokadien Vianharl Soldier

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    Anytime...glad that you enjoyed it.

    I'm still working my way slowly through Annihilation.
     
  11. Jeryn Lekar

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    Currently: Beyond the Shadows by Brent Weeks and Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson.
     
  12. Kelvin Sinclaer

    Kelvin Sinclaer Aes Sedai

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    I just started Forge of Darkness as well.
     
  13. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    Finished Ready Player One, was quite good I must say.
    Now I'm reading A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas, narrated by Kate Reading.
    I love the way she narrates this series. Her accent, her tone/inflection, all of it.
    And given that Charlotte loves food, Sherry describes the food in detail, and just how much Charlotte enjoys it. That, coupled with Reading's reading of it, just makes me drool :D
     
  14. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Historian

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    I am on a Swedish books streak. I read En ö i havet by Annika Thor (A Faraway Island is the English translation of the name). And yesterday I started the second book, which is Näckrosdammen (The Lily Pond).
    Apart from those, I listen to the Harry Potter books in swedish too, but the one who reads them is super annoying and reads super quietly :rolleyes
     
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    Just started The Outsider, by Stephen King. I'm also doing a very slow reread of WoT, and am in the early stages of TGH. This one will probably take forever as it's not one of my favorites.
     
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    I have just finished my first re-read of The Eye of the World. I started with New Spring first and am reading a chapter a day out loud to my patient wife. It is interesting to do only one chapter a day, and then discuss it on our daily walks with her first-time perspective.

    I have been reading (silently!) The Dresden Files and am on Turn Coat. I find some of the things too creepy to read before bed, so in the evening I have started Sanderson's Mistborn.

    Before all this, I re-read Harry Potter, 42 Discworld books, and half a dozen novelized histories by Edward Rutherfurd.

    I see a lot of interesting titles and authors to add to my someday list.
     
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    Murder in Pleasanton: Tina Faelz and the Search for Justice is the latest book I've finished that's true Crime related.
     
  18. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    I'm rereading the Kushiel's series by Jacqueline Carey. I'm on book one.

    I took a break to read the new Stephen King novel The Outsider. I read that one in two days :lol
     
  19. Leala al'Dareis

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    I've been told I need to read the Kushiel series. I need to get on that. :lol
     
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    I really enjoy it. This is my third reread I believe? :scratch