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I'm just finishing Thomas More's Utopia and Tomasso Camapanella's Civitas Solis and they are both interesting! I warmly recomend them!

My grandma gave me a book called ' How to deal with your parents,without losing your mind! '. I think I'll skip it. Wink Smilie
I had forgotten to take my current Harry Stephan Keeler waiting room book, Thieves' Night with me today, and as I was calling for a taxi ride home, I noticed someone had thoughtfully left this decrepit, twice recycled (inferred from the used-book store stamps inside the front cover), much dog-eared, yellow-paged, falling apart, 95’, 1966 paperback edition of John Le Carr’'s 1965 The Looking Glass War lying on the counter next to the courtesy telephone.

As I use this phone to order my twice weekly ride home from the hospital, I decided to borrow the book until Friday, when it will miraculously reappear, lying there beside the telephone. I suppose, ethically this is called stealing, for which I am sorry, and I will endeavor never to do it again.
I am reading a book on HAM radio and Dune .
Is there anyone else out there that is looking forward to reading R.A. Salvatore's new book The Lone Drow ??

Ah, is that like the Lone Ranger? "Hi Ho Guenwhyvar! Away!!" *rofl* Actualy I haven't read many of Salvatore's books. I've been meaning too, but I haven't had much book-buying money lately. Sad Smilie
At the moment I'm reading Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel! Its a lot better than Harry Potter...its less depressing for a start. I got halfway though Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix and I was begining to wonder if my life was worth living. Its soooo depressing.
Personaly I'm on Voldemorts side Smile Smilie

Personaly I'm on V********'s side Smile Smilie
Super Scared Smilie Aiiiieeee!! Don't use that name!
I'm rereading Mort by Terry Pratchett. Its about Death's new apprentice and the trouble he gets into, all for the love? of a red haired princess, when he could marry the boss's daughter.
I am on my last chapter of 'Walk to Remember',this is the 6th time I've read it Smile Smilie
Every Single headline trying to find the Music thread!
Hi everyone! Smile Smilie
You all should read Witch war books they are very good Wink Smilie
Welcome to our Message Board Teriel. Happy Elf Smilie

Who wrote the Witch War series?

Tonight I am thinking about starting Margery Allingham's No Love Lost. I enjoyed her Albert Campion mystery series.
Witch war is it about?

Oh I crack myself up sometimes....
Anyway I meant to come back here and express disapointment over Monstrous Regiment and it's lack of funny bits, but I forgot. So I have now. I'm currently reading this page... oh have i done that joke before?
Rereading Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarre
I'm reading these cool books called the His Dark Materials Trilogy. I am on The Amber Spyglass (the third one, the first being The Golden Compass, and the second The Subtle Knife). They are not as good as The Lord of the Rings (not surprissingly), but they are a good read.
It combines Science Fiction and Fantasy really well. It is a story about a girl named Lyra who lives in a world where the humans have daemons, which are animal companions. These daemons are in my opinion the most interesting and origional creations since Tolkien. You would have to read it for yourself to understand.
If you want to check the books out, you could read about them at, or go to the forum site at
I am currently reading The Silmarillion, once I have finished that I will be reading Unfinished Tales. After that, I am probably going to get some more books about Middle Earth, just not sure which ones yet.
The Cross-Legged Knight by Candace Robb . Another of her Owen Archer medieval murder mystery books.
I started another Thieves' World book for my waiting around book. This one is Wings of Omen, number five in this fantasy series edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey. This one has eight stories by eight different authors. All the stories in the series takes place in or near the City of Sanctuary and the authors can and do use each other's characters (as long as they try to keep them in-character and don't kill them off) which makes for interesting reading.
I just got into "Little Woman." Classic. I can relate to a few of the characters, but the way these people thought back then is weird. Cool, but weird.
Silmarillion - again Elf Smilie
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett. This is my second time through the series and if I remember rightly, this book is about a young female who defied the traditional mores and studied wizard-magic instead of witchcraft, creating dissention amongst the faculty of Unseen University. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Reading UT. Not bad, if I do say so meself.
A pile of research reports, ready for when I start back at work again on Monday. Where have the last six weeks gone?
the past, i belive.. Ha Ha Ha Smilie
Inheritor by C. J. Cherryh. She's one of my favorite authors. I love the way she introduces the culture of a different planet into the story. I just started Cukoo's Egg. It is just as good as her other works. Has anyone else read any of her other works?
Has anyone else read any of her other works?
Tis a coincidence it is. Last night I finished the short story Necromant by C. J. Cherryh. It is one of the stories in The Face of Chaos, Book Five in the Thieves World series.
I've just finished Chapterhouse: Dune... After a (hopefully swift) recovery, I'll probably make Perwing's choice and re-read Silm.

Anilorak said:
I'm reading these cool books called the His Dark Materials Trilogy.

My son's just read those and has been nagging me to read them. There is, however, a * MOTH* in the first chapter and I can't get past it. Moths......

I have recently finished The Simarillion and then read LotR vol 2,3 then 1 as well as Jack L. Chalker's Rings of The Master series, Tom Baker's autobiography and Greg Bear's Infinity Concerto and Serpent Mage. I have nearly finished Monstrous Regiment by Pratchett and on my list of things to read are Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card's Shadow Puppets and Raymond E Feist's Talon of The Silver Hawk. Plus any Tolkien books I may get in the near future and it had better be in the near future....

I thoroughly recomment Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and other books in the series.
In a Strange City the sixth book in the Tess Monaghan mystery series by Laura Lippman.
Unfinished Tales by Guess Who!

Unfinished Tales by Guess Who!
Really? And all this time I thought that was written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Did Guess Who! write any other literature? Elf With a Big Grin Smilie
Yeah, a common misconception. That Tolkien guys gets credited for so much that Guess Who really wrote.
Y. Cheung, Business Detective by Harry Stephan Keeler. Another of his storys within a story book, which I should have read after I read two of the earlier books even though this one will stand alone.
Tales from Earthsea by Usula K, LeGuinn
Another trilogy in at least 4 parts!

I'm reading Planet Tolkien : Message Board : The Green Dragon.....
Right now i am reading a book.
I'm still reading Out of Africa Smile Smilie
I'm reading Titus Groan, by Mervyn Peake.
Historical and current status of cockle and mussel stocks in The Wash by CEFAS..... Quite interesting to see what my part in the downfall was when I was fishing.
Beware e-coli....
I'm reading tons of books because i am finally writing my Extended Essay, and soon' I'll be having exams! I am reading 15 books on the Romanovs, since the topic I chose for my EE is Russian History, and I am assesting who gave the order to kill the Romanov family! Meanwhile, I am reading "A Streetcar named Desire" in english, by Tennesse Williams, in italian I am reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, in spansih i am reading "Chronicle of a Death foretold" by Marquez, in philosophy I am reading "Why do we lie?" by Gianna Kester, and finally for my own personal pleasure in just messing up my own mind reading more than 18 books, I am reading "The Dreamcatcher" by Stephen King, which is a great book, and movie.
Well counting them up, it adds up to exactly 20 books at once! Am i crazy or what?!

Am i crazy or what?!
Probably an 'Or What'. Elf With a Big Grin Smilie You need a time-turner in order to finish one book before you start the next, else they will all run into each other. Shocked Elf Smilie

I'm again reading Smileys People by John LeCarre.
I've just finished Unfinished Tales and Dune: House Harkonnen; I'll try to finish reading Dante's Divina Comedie now!
Hi, everyone.

I have just finished reading "Not Without My Daughter", and today through the post I recieved 6 new books to drool over, one is a biography of Tolkien, puts at first on list to read,
another is 'Chocolat' ,
a Catherine Gaskin Novel :" Falcon for a Queen,
Bridge across my sorrows,
Watership down,
and Bridget Jones Diary.

Now hows that for an eclectic group..Big Smile Smilie

beware the TIGGER...the bouncer has returned.........WorraWORRAWorraWORRAWorra,,Wink Smilie

I am reading a poetry book called 500 Great Poems. I am a poetic person and I like to write poetry of my own.
Try "the Life of Pi" by Yann Martel, jus finished it, wonderful read!

its quality, quirky and original... if you like douglas adams, you'll love this book!

Read Smilie
If you like Life of Pi take a look at this site. It has a wealth of information that really brings the book to life.
Life of Pi
The book is a little confusing a the beginning but stick with it, it is worth it. Read Smilie
Today the post lady delivered the first four books in the Ender series so I will be starting Ender's Game soon as I finish Smiley's People. Cool Elf Smilie
Stephen King's Doloris Claiborn. Creepy, just the way I like it!
I'm reading Grape's of Wrath by Steinbeck It's a lil weird,but I'm enjoying it. Smile Smilie I've also started The Book of Lost Tales by you know who. I kind of find it hard to understand : Oh well, I'm going to keep reading it.
of Lost Tales is not only hard to understand, but hard to get into.
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