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It is...I'm reading Stephen Lawhead's Merlin. Very good read, very easy and entertaining. Hey, I've got over a hundred posts - what does that make me?? I don't know anything above "friend."
Me either. Maybe someone will notify us.
I hope so - I need to know how far along I am!!
Dido. I don't like not knowing stuffs.
I am reading Rob Grants 'Colony' which is a fantastic book. If you like Red Dwarf you love this.
It was interesting but nowhere near as good as Red Dward.

Still the think Douglas Adams is to comedy sci-fi, what Tolkien is to fantasy.. Naylor/Grant are talented though, me likeses.

Life of Pi, Yann Martel ... very odd but very good too - Surreal comedy/fantasy
No interested in my readings?? Stephen Lawhead...oh, I just finished the Silmarillion (again).
Yes, you can't beat Douglas Adam's ffor humor.

Just finished Ender's Game for the first time, however, I've now discovered the I had read Xenocide in years past.

Will start a re-read of Perry T's Pyramids next. (that's Terry Pratchett) Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
I've just given "Little Women" a re-read...*sigh*...such a lovely book. And 180 degrees from there, I'm in the middle of Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses."

My roommate at school has never read the Hitchhiker's Guide (tragic, I know), so I'm bringing her mine when we get back.
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Just finished Ender's Game for the first time, however, I've now discovered the I had read Xenocide in years past.


What did you think of Ender's Game? I loved it! Have you read 'Ender's Shadow'? Follows the story of Bean.
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What did you think of Ender's Game? I loved it! Have you read 'Ender's Shadow'? Follows the story of Bean.
I loved it, and now I have yet to read 'Ender's Shadow' but I now have the three books follow Game, which I will read in order except I will read a least one book by a different author between them so that they don't wear out their welcome. I do this with all series I read, that way I don't get tired of any authors writing. Of course when I read LotR, I read those books without any intervening books, but then LotR isn't a series, but a continuous epic. I will probably read the rest of the Ender's books too. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Ender's Shadow works quite well after Ender's Game. But as long as you read them and then post in the Ent/Pequinnino thread....
The Other Wind by Ursula K. LeGuin. An Earthsea novel that takes place after the Archmage retires to Gont and it deals with a sorcerer named Alder , King Lebannen, Ged's wife Tenar and his daughter Tehanu, Dragons, and unlooked for change. (I think, for I am only half way through it.)
Just finished Eragon by Chrstopher Paolini and started reading The football factory by John King
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The Other Wind by Ursula K. LeGuin. An Earthsea novel that takes place after the Archmage retires to Gont and it deals with a sorcerer named Alder , King Lebannen, Ged's wife Tenar and his daughter Tehanu, Dragons, and unlooked for change. (I think, for I am only half way through it.)

I thought the series ended with Tehanu. Looks like there's more to read for me too then.
I never read Ursula LeGuin, do you recommend her books Virumor? If you do, why?
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I never read Ursula LeGuin, do you recommend her books Virumor? If you do, why?

Yes, i'd recommend them. For once, it's fantasy not entirely copied from LOTR. It's an interesting read.
I'm reading Dumas' the three musketeers and am also trying to begin my own fantasy series.(anyone with advice feel free i've got writer's block)
hi Ar-edain37 and welcome to PT.
If you go to the writer's guild you will find advice there on getting rid of the writer's block.
Our Allyssa is writing a fantasy novel as well. Good luck. Read Smilie
I'm reading Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle. Great book!
thanks red i appreciate it
Another reread of Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters.
I'm reading Crime and Punishment. Smile Smilie On my own time. Very exciting but I started to get sort of sick feeling reading about how (err,I cant spell his name) murderd two women with an axe.
I am reading Sean Hannity's new book Deliver Us From Evil I am almost done with it. The book is quite good.
axe murder is really played out along with chainsaw,shotgun,and idiotic versions of lotr with 1 different character or a crown instead of a ring
and my writers block is finally gone ive decided on a plot and a starting point and have the ideas for the first five chapters (yet i dont have a name fer it)
Reading Sophie's world. Third try, hope I get through it now. Read Smilie
Just finished reading Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. Saw the musical which was great, and the book was good 2.
Last night I started Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead for my bedtime reading and today The Marceau Case by Harry Stephen Keeler, another of his convoluted tales, for my waiting-room reading.

(Grondy merely fixed the runaway italics)
YAY!!! SOMEONE READ LES MIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Elf Smilie Ive read the abridged version of Les Miserables after being in a production of the musical Elanamirkad. It was great. Did you read the full version or the abridged?
Anyway, Im reading this book called Montmorency: thief, liar, gentleman by Eleanor Updale and its pretty good. Its a novel about a thief's double life, one as a wealthy gentleman and the other as his own, skulking servant.
I have Shadow Puppets to read - latest in the Ender series but I am too scared to read it!!!!!

Been flicking through New Scientist - articles about hippos, chocolate and DNA double helix. (which sounds a good name for a choccie bar)....

Also reading about chocolate here.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/chocolate/

And Ostriches.

Wierdo.

Very Mad Smilie

I been eating out lately at this Antipedean Restaurant, Its got all sorts of whacky food...

Eaten Emu steak, not bad, but tougher than Ostrich nutz, and Crocodile fillet, which is kinda like chicken texture with a fishy after-taste, Kangaroo steak, pretty good, but there's a hint of liver about it (yuck)

Yet to try :-
Platypus stack
Possum goudjons
Koala chops
Echidna Surprise (i think the surprise will be that they keep the spikes on it)

I love being a Carnivore! *licks lips*
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Heheh.

Gave up Sophie's world, going to read on later. Now started Lady Chatterley's lover, and so far I'm enjoying it.
Ooops, looks like i allowed myself to be distracted by Vee's mentioning of "Ostriches" and went a bit off topic, but in my defence i did read the Menu, Does that count? I enjoyed it very much, enlightening stuff.

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Well i suppose Amarie will have to either put my previous post in the threads named "Eating of Exotic Critters" or "The Nasty Simian Carnivore Habits of the Debauched".

Never tried lemming, wonder if my nemesis has? (I could probably eat a bucket full)

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Wow, Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead was a much better book than Ender's Game.

Now I'm going to re-read Terry Pratchett's Guards! Guards!.
I'm re-reading the Lord of the Rings, having just finished the Odyssey. I plan on checking out the Iliad, or possibly a translation of Beowulf. (I tried to read the original version, in the Old English, and could barely understand a word...) Very Sad Smilie
'Least you tried Arco Smile Smilie
I was going to read Dreamcatcher or Bag of Bones by Stephen King but I've decided to put that on hold and skip to something a little more time-honored.
Like, Dracula by Bram Stoker. Wiggle Smilie Happy Elf Smilie
Grondy - Speaker for the Dead is wonderful but none of the other Ender books is as breathtaking as Ender's Game - the whole concept is so awesome! Glad you like it!


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I plan on checking out the Iliad, or possibly a translation of Beowulf. (I tried to read the original version, in the Old English, and could barely understand a word...)


I recently picked up 'A Guide to Old English' from a charity shop in the vain hope that it might help me understand ye olde Englishe. No chance.


Dracula is a great book, Fea, I have read it twice. There are some books that just can't be surpassed.
*sigh* Another book I still have to read.

Finished Lady Chatterley's Lover, now back to Sophie's world (again). I do hope I ever get to finish it. Next on my list is Malcolm Lowry's "Under the Volcano". Read Smilie
Decided to read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy again for the umpteenth time.
Everyone says that is an awesome book but I've never seen it in any bookstores. =(
Look harder!

Douglas Adams - The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and everything and So, Long and Thanks for All the Fish. Also Mostly Harmless.

And Salmon of doubt! (half-finished).

Agree with Vee - look harder! It is very much worth it!

Don't Panic Big Laugh Smilie Big Smile Smilie
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Everyone says that is an awesome book but I've never seen it in any bookstores.
If you don't find it on their shelves, ask their buyer to find it for you. The five volume trilogy comes in paperback, hardcover, and leatherbound, and you can also find them all in a single volume, which may be a tad bit unwieldy for reading in bed. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
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Dracula is a great book, Fea, I have read it twice. There are some books that just can't be surpassed.


I hope you're not talking about Dracula. TLOTR surpassed it by billions.

Guess what I'm reading right now? TLOTR again! I've decided to read it twice in a row before my birthday, and then ready it again on my birthday. Then I won't have to remember how many times I've read it if people ask (believe me, they do), because I'll just say how old I am. I'm planning on reading it every year on my birthday. (And probably the eight days following. Man, it's long!)

There's a really great book I want to get. It's called Bored Of The Rings. It's a mickey take, but it's really funny. Minas Tirith is called Minastrony (a soup ingredient) and one of the chapters (you can guess which one) is called Minastrony in the Soup. And Legolas is called Leg o' Lamb, and Sam is called Spam, and it's really cool. Unfortunately I haven't read it. All the information I have are just those three facts, and my Dad told them to me. Unfortunately, you have to know who wrote it, and the publisher, and the ISBN to order it from Whitcoulls. AAAAARGH! The frustration! Anyone seen it or own it who could tell me the author, publisher, and ISBN?

And by the way, DO NOT read Muddle Earth.
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I recently picked up 'A Guide to Old English' from a charity shop in the vain hope that it might help me understand ye olde Englishe. No chance.
Which 'Old English"? You mean like "whither, thou, etc." or "Hwt sindon ge, lae oe lofe, e us seldlice gewerede ridan cwomon to isse burge gatum? No her inn gan moton ne wdla ne wpned mon, nefne we his naman witen. Nu ge feorran-cumene gecya us on ofste: hu hatton ge? hwt sindon ower rende to oden urum hlforde?" Ouch...
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There's a really great book I want to get. It's called Bored Of The Rings. ...... Unfortunately, you have to know who wrote it, and the publisher, and the ISBN to order it from Whitcoulls. AAAAARGH! The frustration! Anyone seen it or own it who could tell me the author, publisher, and ISBN?
I first tried reading it during a trip to Charleston SC in 1979; however, I got off the plane for a few minutes in Kansas City MO and when I returned the flight crew or someone had removed the book from the seatback pocket and I never got to finish it.

It was written by Douglas C. Kenney and Henry N. Beard before they started the Natrional Lampoon, also known as th Harvard Lampoon. It is dated and having recently read it, I didn't think it was that funny. I think Tommie and Plastic Squirrel's version is better, but as our Fan Fiction Section has not yet been reactivated you can't read it. Sorry.

Oh, some of its many paperback version ISBNs are 0451452615, 0451159020, 0451126548, 0451070542, and 0451094417. Hope this helps .
I was a bit disappointed at Bored of the Rings too. It's not bad, but not so great either. It's much more fun if you can spoof around yourself, though I wouldn't say our version was better than BotR, but then you have to be modest. Elk Grinning Smilie The hobbit has also been spoofed now by the same authors as BotR, but I won't post the title here as I'm not sure it's altogether family-friendly. Disturbed Smilie

Douglas Adams is really worth looking for though. Even here in Belgium I could find it without any problems. Apart from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-series, there's also the Dirk Gently (sth like that) series. I haven't read those yet, but I think they are well worth buying too. Thumbs Up Smilie
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and also The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul both staring Dirk Gently: aka Svlad Jelly. The former book has some major bits that tie-in with two of the "Dr. Who" TV program screenplays Douglas wrote during the Tom Baker era. When I wrote him pointing out that I found the tie-ins interesting, all I got back was an autographed picture. As it was postmarked in England rather from his US publishers, I felt is was worth placing in my autographed leather bound copy of H2G2.

As I remember the two programs were: 'Invasion of Time" (staring seven Mona Lisas) and the non-broadcast "Shada" (later put out on VHS with flashbacks to the story using Tom Baker filling in with words, those parts which had never been before the camera.)
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