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I'm going to start the new HP this afternoon, and I've already guessed who dies, thanks to a news programme trying not to give it away saying it wouldn't trouble Warner Brothers too much. If you're clever that leaves it easy, though i could be wrong.
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If you're clever that leaves it easy, though i could be wrong.
I think you are wrong, but then I've read the book. And it won't be Harry, for how could she write the last two books if she killed off the hero? Though some naysayers think that might not be such a bad idea, I'm not in their camp.
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Romeo and Juliet (finally got around to reading it after it spent three years on my 'to read' list!)
I'd put it back on the list if I was you, then slowly move it to the one's to avoid list!
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I think you are wrong, but then I've read the book. And it won't be Harry, for how could she write the last two books if she killed off the hero? Though some naysayers think that might not be such a bad idea, I'm not in their camp.


Well, I'm on page 600andsomething now, and I think it's terribly clever how she's toying with us as to who it might be, by failing to kill many people, and drawing our attention to a million people who it might be. Wait for the surprise in my voice tommorrow when I've found out who it is (I won't tell though, don't worry)
I was starting to think I might be wrong, and then I thought I was right again, and now it's like watching Basic Instinct, I'm being manipulated by the writers, not fair...
So I finished it, my first guess was indeed wrong Grondy, however my second guess proved to be spot on. Good book, now I may have to read it again rather slower and try and pick up on a few more nuances and subtleties, there's always clues for the future in there.
The Mad Monk of Gidleigh by Michael Jecks.
The shipping news by E.Annie.Proulx
I liked the movie so much that i bought the book, so far so good, but it reads kinda funny, almost like poetry.
Heres an example:

A year came when his life was bought up sharply. Voices over the wire, the crump of folding steal, flame.
(From Annie Proulx's,The Shipping News)


[Edited on 2/7/2003 by Rhodry*of*Aberwyn]
Me I'm currently reading Unfinished Tales along with the latest issues of New X-Men,Uncanny X-Men,Wolverine Avengers you can see where this is going Spiderman Batman Detective Comics and also the most excellent Spiderman Blue series...which retells as such the story of Petey Parkers first and I think only love Gwen Stacy....once again I praise the boys at marvel cause they have done it again with this series. Any comic which brings a tear to my eye and a lump in my thrroat is a comic which will stand the test of time and this one will so if any of you's ones outhere want to read about one guys mission as such just to get out with one girl while fighting super villians and the attention of "face it tiger" Mary Jane Watson read this here cause you have to.
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I'm on Chapter 5 in the Harry Potter books, but I'm afraid I am a bad person....I couldn't help myself....so I peaked in the back and saw who died.


I alwayssss peeksesss at the endingssss precioussss!! Can't stand nasty suprisesssss!!!
Ok, I have edited both of my above posts. The top one reflects what I am currently reading, and corrected the spellling of David Gemmel's name. I have also gotten hold of Daggerspell by Kathering Kerr at the recomendation of Rhodry and Val. It is on my list to read after The Laughing Corpse which, I will start after I finish Equal Rites.
I am reading a large fan fiction story "The Captain and the King" by PlasticChevy, which can be found at Henneth Annun site. I am very glad to have found at last this story because I knew about its existence since a long moment and I could not find it on the web. I learned about it when I found on the site rolozo.org the illustrations to LOTR made by a young Polish artist, Catherine Chmiel. She published there some very fine potraits of Boromir and Faramir, and also some illustrations to the story "The Captain and the King". I was intrigued by them and I wanted very muich to read that story. And I found it at last! It is definitely worth reading, a sort of cross-over between LOTR and Dune! It tellss an alternative version of LOTR in which Boromir does not die at Parth Galen, but is taken captive by the orcs of Saruman together with Aragorn. I think I will say no more, I don't want to spoil your fun!
Just finished League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol 1, fantastic, am goin off to collect the first 3 issues of vol 2 before they sell out. Currently going through my Howard collection again.
I started re-reading The Doll's House, which is Volume II of Neil Gaiman's Sandman Series and is comprised of issues 9-16 of the comic books.
At bed time I'm reading John Adams by David McCullough. A Pulitzer Prize winner and a really big tome about one of our (the USA's) founding fathers.

For waiting time (in taxis, and waiting rooms) I'm reading Harry Stephan Keeler's The Box From Japan, which is so big it had to be broken into three volumes so the pages don't fall out of the custom made paperbacks. It was written in 1932 about events that take place in 1942, including war with Japan, the defunct Panama Canal, and 3-D TV, not to mention the mysterious box and its contents that the hero buys at an auction. It is probably the longest and most convoluted webwork mystery Keeler ever wrote.

Currently running my eyes over Downsize This by the fantastic Michael Moore in which he talks about how 'The American Dream' is now the American Nightmare. And also What If in which war historians dfiscuss the what if possibilities of all the great conflicts in history plus The Salmon of Doubt and Unfinished Tales.
'Random House's Websters':Quotionary'
Its a good book if u like to read over 20'000 quotes,in which strangly enough I enjoy.
Im thinking about reading this book called 'So Big',sounds rather good and it won a prize of some sort.
And ofcourse, LoTRs,in which I have been reading every year,or more Smile Smilie .
The next time I have posted I will have been done with many of my books and starting new ones.
* LadyF'
I have been reading "So Big" by Edna Ferber;it won the Pulitzer Prize and I think it is good,but not great.Its about an 19-year-old orphan who takes a job as a teacher in a one room school house in a Dutch community.I just finished reading a book called the Covenant(I forget the postAuthorID!),a story of four Amish sisters growing up in Lancaster county during the 50's.
Lord of the rings, started yesterday and am on the Council of Elrond
I am currently reading Ivanhoe (Scott), Tales from Ovid (translated by Ted Hughes), and bits of Edith Hamilton and Bullfinch.
I just bought Terry Pratchett's Diskworld fable, The Last Hero, which is beautifully illustrated by Paul Kidby. It is a big (9.3 by 11 inch), 176 page, full colour illustrated on almost every page, paperback printed on heavy shiny paper. I don't think I will be able to postpone reading it until I finish the second half of John Adams.
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Doesn't Evil Mad Harry look cool.
Yup, I always wondered why he had a runny nose until I saw his gloves. I also thought Rincewind's Jet-Pack looked cool; however, I think it might need a little more work, just judging by the pictures.
Hur Hur Hur; Trucle the Uncivil.

Doesn't Evil Mad Harry look cool.
hi everyone im bella im new to p.t.im just finising the new harry potter then im going to read rotk to refresh my memory for the movie -cant wait Smile Smilie
Welcome to PT Bella. Big Smile Smilie I hope you like it here.
Had I the money to buy the new Potter (extraordinarily pricy in this non-english-speaking country), that's what I would be reading.

But I do not. So I am having a laugh over the Canterbury Tales.

Though it has been a good six months since I read LOTR...I'm beginning to hear its tempting call..Wink Smilie
I am reading the fifth Harry Potter book, Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman, Edith Hamilton's Mythology and Bullfinch's mythology.
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Though it has been a good six months since I read LOTR...I'm beginning to hear its tempting call..
Yes, I'll have to re-read LOTR soon, it's been too long, my preciousssss...
Smile Smilie Once a year is a safe standard.Smile Smilie

Things that make me want to read LOTR again include summer, pears, construction sites and the smell of fresh paint.

Big Smile Smilie My house was being refurbished when I first read it.Big Smile Smilie
Yes, I think I'm due for another reading myself.
What country do you live in, Rodia, just out of curiousity. Wink Smilie
I parked John Adams for a while and picked up HP and the Order of the Pheonix for a longer read, this the second time.
Poland, Samwise.Wink Smilie

(gotta love a teaser. Big Laugh Smilie )
I just finished Elizabeth Peter's Lord of the Silent, which I believe is the fourteenth in her Amelia Peabody, Egyptologist mystery series, which takes place in 1915 Egypt.

Tonight I will start Barbara Hambly's Die Upon a Kiss the fifth book in the Benjamin January, free man of color, pianist, surgeon, and private investigator series, which takes place in 1835 New Orleans.
Terry Pratchett's "Wee Free Men" the second Discwordl book for kiddies, yes I know it's for Kiddies, but there's references for adults too, and it is Pratchett. Don't know how much I like it yet though. Just finished the Science of Discworld 2: The Globe. Not as good as the first one, but still really very interesting stuff.
I just finished Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury.

I've been doing some writing lately and that was a great book to get me going.
I'm still ploughing through HOME, but I've just read Greenmantle by Charles de Lint while on holiday.
Im going to read 'Of Mice and Men',im a bit shy to getting around to,I hear there is this character that has the mind of a child and he likes to pet mice,and well he ends up smushing the mice's heads and keeping them in his pocket cause he likes to feel them :*( I love all animals so I was very shocked and grossed out when I heard about it.
~LadyFeawen
¤holds down barf¤ Ugh! I don't think I could even pick that book up knowing that was in there! Very Sad Smilie
I'm re-reading Sophie's World, by Jostein Gaarder.
Ok, since my last post in this thread I have read:
Raymond E. Feist Magician Apprentice, Magician Master, Silverhorn and A Darnkness at Sethanon.

Terry Pratchett's Small Gods, Lords and Ladies, Soul Music, and I am currently reading Mort. Thanks to Plastick and Golly (geez I miss her)


I have also finished Katherin Kerr's Daggerspell, and Darkspell. (Thank you Rhodry and Val. That is an excellent series.)

I also have David Gemmel's Quest for Lost Heroes, but have not started it yet.

I have read Ken Follet's Paper Money and The Modigliani Scandal

I think I have read something else but at the moment I can't think of what it is.
Keep reading it LadyFeawen, It's a very good book and Lenny doesn't hurt things intentionally.
I am reading Bless Me Ultima for school. It is a very good book, freaks me out, but still very good.
I also had to read Romeo and Juliet for school and did not want to, so my friend Helen and I acted it out. So now I am done with that too.
I am re-reading Edith Hamilton for school as well, she is a very good reference book, but I do NOT like her approach to the concept of Greek or Norse mythology. She has some very interesting things to say and is certianly not dull, I like her for that, but I cannot agree with what she says and find it RIDICULOUS.
I've not had internet access all summer long, so I've had a very readingish summer Read Smilie

This summer I've read The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (I think), Les Miserables, Stories of Mine Own People (short stories by Kipling), Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Catch 22, and I'm currently working on Iceberg! by Clive Cussler and A Confederacy of Dunces by an postAuthorID I don't remember.
I've been putting it off for weeks now, but today (while I'm doing laundry) I'm going to start Louis Armstrong An Extravagant Life by Laurence Bergreen.
Read Smilie
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and I'm currently working on Iceberg! by Clive Cussler

I like that book!
Right now I'm not reading anything, but I just finished a book called A Step From Heaven by An Na
I'm currently perusing the appendices of RotK, UT, and several HOME books as well as the Atlas of Middle Earth for snippets of information, as background for a story I'm working on.
I'm reading a few books, kind of hit and miss, at the moment.

Conversations with God, parts 1 and 2 (for the soul)

Confessions of an Organized Homemaker (for the job)
I've finally started reading Terry Pratchett's Diskworld fable, The Last Hero, which is beautifully illustrated by Paul Kidby. The pictures are wonderful and make me feel young, while the very funny story is like Eric and the Vikings Meet the Astronauts on Mt Olympus.
I finished Of Mice and Men,it was a terrific book Smile Smilie
I also got done with Cannery Road,which is another book by Steinbeck.It was okay.
At the moment im reading Treasure Island,being my brother says its one of the best book hes read.
And I just got done reading The Hobbit.Its even more exceptional the second time.
Orc Smiling Smilie
Now I started another book by Steinbeck! Called East of Eden,so far from what I have read its one of the best of Steinbeck's works(best of so-far).Fare reading all!
-LadyFeawen
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodants, a children's book by Terry Pratchett.

Also, I've just gotten to the middle of Book 2 to The Box from Japan by Harry Stephan Keeler, which is my reading while waiting around book.
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