What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Taika Vinh, Jan 6, 2014.

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  1. Anarie De'Thain

    Anarie De'Thain Accepted

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    I read A Handmaids Tale for my senior English class. It really made me think. Plus it was so well written that I devoured it in 2 days.

    Right now I'm working on Xenocide by Orson Scott Card. I haven't really been able to put it down. :)
     
  2. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Handmaids tale is a mixed bag in my opinion, the lack of any real closure at the end of the story was an annoyance for me (and the oddball discussion bit after was just weird) and its definitely not a cheerful read. Well written though.

    Now Outlander is a very good series, cant wait for the next book.
     
  3. Syera Faelron

    Syera Faelron Aes Sedai

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    Yeah I watched the TV series.. makes me want to go back to the Highlands..
     
  4. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Yes, I have heard of the show, I am not sure I want to watch it or not :look

    Anarie, I agree it was well-written, and it do really make me think. I was wondering how they would have made that work world-wide, until I realised it was only a "small" area of the world that was supposed to be like that... And I had a few :lol moments with the mentions of Quakers and the "femaleunderground" and the other historical hints...
     
  5. Dareth d'Rahien

    Dareth d'Rahien Soldier

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    I just finished Seven Surrenders, sequel to Too Like the Lightning. If you were having fun anticipating the chaos being set up in TLtL, 7S follows through on that nicely. :D
     
  6. Cahalan Sothron

    Cahalan Sothron Aes Sedai Head of the Blue Ajah

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    Just finished The Stone Sky. So freakin' good. Now I need to reread the whole series again.
     
  7. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    I just ordered The Stone Sky - I'm looking forward to reading it :)

    Right now I'm reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.

    Also, I feel like the only person in the world who hated The Handmaid's Tale :lol I did an in-depth essay on it when I was in High School; perhaps having to dissect it is what destroyed any enjoyment.
     
  8. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai Membership Activities Coordinator Head of the Green Ajah

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    Nope, I'm with you, I hated it too. I also had to read it in school...
     
  9. Nymala Ingasy

    Nymala Ingasy Glitter Guardian Aes Sedai Director of Mods and Ops Forum Moderator

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    I think any book you *have* to read in high school is automatically diminished. I wonder how I'd feel about reading "Their Eyes Were Watching God" or "The Mayor of Castorbridge" now. Knowing me, I'd probably still hate them. "Mayor of Castorbridge" is the only book I've ever told my mother I was giving up and getting the Cliffs Notes for. She looked at me and said "I did the same thing." :lol
     
  10. Tallan Daar

    Tallan Daar Aes Sedai Director of Research and Records Historian Forum Moderator

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    Oh, I'm glad to hear that! I'm really looking forward to getting into it, I just needed a breather after TLtL. To let it sink in fully.

    I started The Stone Sky the day it was released, but got detoured by Young Avengers and Loki comics (I blame Tazren Gaidin), and now The Defenders, so I'm still only a fifth through. I'm in no real hurry, though. I want to savour it.
     
  11. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Just read:
    Prudence - Gail Carriger
    Imprudence- Gail Carriger
    Firstborn - Brandon Sanderson
    Relics - Tim Lebbon
    Ayoade on Ayoade (UK Comedian doing a pisstake book on himself)
    Marvel Civil War (Book of the comic story not the film)

    Now just started Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
     
  12. Rhed al'Tere

    Rhed al'Tere Mother Amyrlin Seat

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    I'm deep into We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson. It's about a teenage boy who's dealing with high school, and his boyfriend's recent death, and oh yeah aliens abduct him regularly and have now left it up to him if Earth is destroyed in a few months.
     
  13. Nymala Ingasy

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    Kallarn, I really enjoyed Eddie Izzard's book. I think you'll like it too.
     
  14. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Just about halfway so far and enjoying it so far. Not something id rave about but If you like Izzard's comedy and want to know more about him then its a nice read. My high school english teacher went to school with him (not sure what age) but id have no clue if she was even referenced in passing as I have no idea of her maiden name or even her first name anymore.
     
  15. Atreyu Silverstar

    Atreyu Silverstar Gaidin Forum Moderator

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    I am reading Dresden files white Knight
     
  16. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Finished Izzard, good read.

    Now onto X-men Days of futures past (prose novel)
     
  17. Cursor Wrathwind

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    The ultralong Chinese classic Journey to the West

    For anime fans, the original Dragonball was an adaptation of it, as was the video game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and the Jackie Chan/Jet Li vehicle The Forbidden Kingdom. Like all the Four Classic Novels of China, it's massively influential on all sorts of pop culture throughout Asia. And it's really good!
     
  18. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Err loads in between but now on Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons.
     
  19. Ty al'Djinn

    Ty al'Djinn Mod for Life Gaidin Company Commander of San d'ma Shadar Forum Moderator

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    Enjoying Plague of Giants, by Kevin Hearne.
     
  20. Adanys Wynterwulf

    Adanys Wynterwulf Sparkle Spren Aes Sedai

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    So I started reading the Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks. I'm on chapter nine and only vaguely interested. Can someone tell me if it gets better? If it's not going to get better, I don't want to waste 60+ hours listening to this series, but I also want to give it a shot as I own all three of them.
     
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