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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #150 on: September 16, 2012, 05:47:45 pm »
I'm also a fan of her Tales of the 500 Kingdoms series even though it's romance and such it's just interesting to see her take on Fairy Tales.  And to be truthful....not as much sex in those books as in other Romance novels I've read.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #151 on: September 16, 2012, 09:14:27 pm »
Oh, I forgot, made it to Volume III of Les Miserables. Finally figured out the Bonaparte/Buonaparte thing. Apparently the Royalists pronounced it with a different accent for some reason. I hadn't known that.

To emphasize that Napoleon was Italian, not French. At least by birth.
Yeah, also the you vs. thou thing is getting important to the story again. I find it funny that the translators tend to ignore it unless it's actually relevant to the story. Just another one of those little inconsistencies. Also Eponine is insisting that Marius call her thou and it comes off as slightly creepy, actually. Made it to volume four, by the way. Volume three seemed kinda short.


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #152 on: September 17, 2012, 03:48:15 am »
I must commend you, I tried reading Les Miserables, but I couldn't get through it.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #153 on: September 17, 2012, 03:52:13 pm »
I'm also a fan of her Tales of the 500 Kingdoms series even though it's romance and such it's just interesting to see her take on Fairy Tales.  And to be truthful....not as much sex in those books as in other Romance novels I've read.

Ironbite-which is something I've enjoyed.

I think I enjoy pretty much everything Lackey writes that isn't Valdemar.  I'm not sure why, but I've never been able to get into the Valdemar series (not for lack of trying, either).
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #154 on: September 18, 2012, 03:30:43 am »
Goddamn the last several chapters of Catch-22 are bloody depressing.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #155 on: September 18, 2012, 05:22:56 am »
I'm also a fan of her Tales of the 500 Kingdoms series even though it's romance and such it's just interesting to see her take on Fairy Tales.  And to be truthful....not as much sex in those books as in other Romance novels I've read.

Ironbite-which is something I've enjoyed.

I think I enjoy pretty much everything Lackey writes that isn't Valdemar.  I'm not sure why, but I've never been able to get into the Valdemar series (not for lack of trying, either).

its kinda a weird world to get into to tell the truth.  but if I had a choice, its a world I'd live in.

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« Reply #156 on: October 16, 2012, 07:56:15 pm »
Goddamn the last several chapters of Catch-22 are bloody depressing.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #157 on: October 16, 2012, 08:41:01 pm »
Back to the Dragonriders of Pern for me.  Gonna get through the "modern" series then it's off to the Founding of the Colligium.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #158 on: October 16, 2012, 09:00:41 pm »
Oh, I forgot to mention, I took a bit of a break from Les Miserables (I'm most of the way through it, and refuse to give up, but I do need a short break) and read Catch-22 again. Good book, I still think my favourite character is probably the chaplain, least favourite is a toss-up between Milo and Colonel Cathcart.

So now I'm reading a collection of HP Lovecraft stories with the subtitle "A Miscellany of the Macabre" Yeah, they didn't put that out deliberately around this time of year to capitalize on Halloween at all... Still, good stories (minus the racism - and ye (Elder) GODS was that man ever racist), weird poetry. I'm fairly certain "The Poe-et's Nightmare" was written as a joke.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #159 on: October 17, 2012, 06:19:37 am »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #160 on: October 17, 2012, 09:07:04 am »
Just finished A Feast for Crows. Will start on the next book, then it's back to Anti-Durhing.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #162 on: October 17, 2012, 11:04:21 pm »
Found a copy of S. M. Stirling's Conquistadors at the used bookstore.  I highly recommend it if parallel-worlds fiction is your thing. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #163 on: October 17, 2012, 11:48:04 pm »
The Truth by Pratchett. Finally getting into Discworld as I wanted to, and though the intro was a bit dull, it's grown very interesting now.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #164 on: October 22, 2012, 03:42:03 pm »
Stormdancer.  A very different Japanese steampunk novel.  About a third of the way through the book, and it's a pretty good read so far.
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