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I'm currently re-reading Watership Down. I read it when I was like 12 or 13, so it's actually very interesting to read it again now. It was much more scary when I was younger, at least. Steffan is going to run a PbV game of Bunnies & Burrows and he said that anyone wanting to play in that would need to read the book. I really want to play in that game, so of course I started reading the book again



I've been meaning to get around to this one for a long while (since I was a teen) and just somehow never managed... Still a worthwhile read at any age?

Absolutely! I have really been enjoying reading it this time around too


Is it as disturbing as the animated film - I'm sure that thing scarred many a small child.
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I did actually like Dune, despite its pacing. I slogged through Dune Messiah and tossed it into the corner when I was finally done. Ugh. No more Dune series for me.



I really enjoyed the first Dune book. It's much more of a political machinations sci fi thing then a fast paced action bonanza but if really sucked me in. I didn't mind the second one but it noticeably dips in quality. I never went beyond that as the general word is they just keep getting worse and worse.
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Currently I'm about 10 pages from the end of Wiffle Lever to Full. It's a non fiction account of a guy who spent a summer going to as many British geeky conventions as he could find. It's not great but has acertain charm to it.

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Currently I'm about 10 pages from the end of Wiffle Lever to Full. It's a non fiction account of a guy who spent a summer going to as many British geeky conventions as he could find. It's not great but has acertain charm to it.



That actually sounds quite interesting.
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I'm currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and am really enjoying it!
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Erik - my husband tried to read IT but he just couldn't get into it and ended up giving it up!


It is a bit slow. I think that it's just due to the large ensemble. I'm still really enjoying it. I do think that 5th grade kids in the 1950's aren't likely to F-bomb as much as he has them do so. I'm comparing that to my own experience at that sge.

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I'm currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and am really enjoying it!

I recently read those books. Very enjoyable.
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I'm currently reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and am really enjoying it!

That's definitely on my list of books to read this year. I have to work through books I was given as gifts first though.
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I am currently reading Red seas under red skies after reading The Lies of Locke Lamora - both by Scott Lynch.

The first book was quite difficult for me to get into but it turned out to be an amazing (and highly recommended) book!


Great books. Really enjoyable. I need to read the third one.



I'm on about page 250 at the moment and it is going well. Although it hasn't been as gripping as the first two as yet I feel that may change very soon!
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Currently I'm about 10 pages from the end of Wiffle Lever to Full. It's a non fiction account of a guy who spent a summer going to as many British geeky conventions as he could find. It's not great but has acertain charm to it.



That actually sounds quite interesting.


I've finished it now so happy to post it to you if you want to give it a go.

Just started up


I've only read one chapter so far but it's got a good set-up
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I've continued with the book Captains Outrageous: Or For Doom the Bell Tolls.

It is totally silly, and starts with the three main characters playing an RPG-like game in a tavern... which is extremely meta, as the book is based on the author's RPG group.

I admit I have a soft spot for books that are inspired from RPG groups...
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Yesterday I finally finished A Song of Ice And Fire

(Or as TV watchers know it: A Game of Thrones)

Over 5000 pages. Over 250 named characters. And a tendency of the main characters to die in violent ways, just when you think them indispensable for the story line! Man, what a ride. Glad I finished it. Now eagerly waiting for book 6.

My next book will be Dutch again, just to remember how that reads! Probably the Dutch translation of Ranger's Apprentice. As my daughter loves this series and has read (almost) all of them, I'm planning to read part 1 to see what it's about.
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I finished the Song of Ice and Fire some time ago as well. Now I really wanna know what is going to happen next

Did you also read it in English? I did, as I have those books in my Kindle and can't get them there in Finnish.
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I finished the Song of Ice and Fire some time ago as well. Now I really wanna know what is going to happen next

Did you also read it in English? I did, as I have those books in my Kindle and can't get them there in Finnish.
Yes, I read them in English.

I'm not sure they're available in Dutch; I believe they are. But (as often) the way the author uses language to convey a certain feel is hard to translate. Like, how to translate "He was breaking his fast with eggs and bacon" to Dutch (or Finnish)?

Loved them in English.

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I finished the Song of Ice and Fire some time ago as well. Now I really wanna know what is going to happen next

Did you also read it in English? I did, as I have those books in my Kindle and can't get them there in Finnish.
Yes, I read them in English.

I'm not sure they're available in Dutch; I believe they are. But (as often) the way the author uses language to convey a certain fee is hard to translate. Like, how to translate "He was breaking his fast with eggs and bacon" to Dutch (or Finnish)?

Completely agreed! And a lot of books that I have read both in English and Finnish, have been a lot better in English. Translating process will always loses something of the original feel and meaning. And even the flow of text is usually better in English.
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Just started The Lies of Locke Lamora.
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Now reading The Last Juror by John Grisham.
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I couldn't find a good image of the copy I found, but I'll include a link to Amazon's page.

Season 1 of True Detective was hands down one of the best show I've ever seen. Better than Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones (not saying they are only worthy of stick waving). So when I happened upon this in my local bookstore, I felt obliged to spend the $11 (or whatever) to buy it. I've only found the time to read a couple pages, but I think I'll enjoy it...while waiting for Season 2 cool
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Just started The Lies of Locke Lamora.


Stick with it!! It took me sssoooo long to get into but well worth it!!
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Corps_of_Oa wrote:
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Just started The Lies of Locke Lamora.


Stick with it!! It took me sssoooo long to get into but well worth it!!


Good to hear!
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How the heck did I miss a thread about books?

Yesterday I finished The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow and Dust by Elizabeth Bear.
Saintcrow's book is steampunk (and entertaining), while Bear's is sci-fi (and amazing). I love the way Elizabeth Bear writes.
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I've read both of those - good choices!

I'm currently reading:

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed - this has been on my reading list and was recommended by many on RPG Geek.
Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett - as an honor to him, since he passed away. I've been going through a whole bunch of Discworld because of that.
Enchantment Place by Denise Little - a short story collection.
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles de Lint - just bought it today, it is adorable!
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I finished up The Painted Man and its sequel The Desert Spear. They are a strange mish mash of stuff (Demon fighting, race issues, soppy romance, identity crises, Powerful herb gatherers, Jesters with magic music, some tacke don sex.) that I'm not sure if I like or not. They kept me reading but all the while I thought it was a bit ludicrous.

Just started The Call by Tim Powers.
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I love de Lint. He is one of my "buy it without bothering to research it" writers. Into the Green is probably my favorite of his, with Onion Girl being a close second.
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stupid thought after I just reread the title of this thread:

"Books? What are those? The Arcadia Reading Thread!"..aren't those the things laying around in Skyrim??

Ok..now back to book club...
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I always have to get one of every book in Skyrim, then put them in alphabetical order on the shelves in my houses.
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