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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #825 on: July 29, 2009, 08:22:52 AM »
Granted,  I haven't read the Dreamer's series, but his Belgariad is actually pretty darn good. I mean, it's not the best fantasy, but it is a very good introduction to fantasy. And if you don't want to buy it, there are always libraries...

As for what I'm reading--The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I went and bought it at Hasting's the other day along with Hero of Ages (I was missing HoA in my collection, and saw NotW there too, so grabbed that). I like it so far. A lot. 'Tis good stuff.

Ditto Eddings' other series.

How far into Name of the Wind are you?  I won't say where I am in case you aren't there yet. (since I have read it before if you are past me it won't spoil anything)
I must not fear;
Fear is the mind killer;
I will face my fear;
I will let it pass through me;
When the fear is gone, there will be nothing;
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #826 on: July 30, 2009, 01:59:50 AM »
Oh, I'm not very far. I haven't really had a whole lot of time to read it and I just started it yesterday while my sister was in a doctor's office....I was sweating in the car for an hour. Ugh....But oh well. Sweating and reading a good book? That's fine.

In answer to your question, though: The sword was put on the wall, and then the inn filled up with that caravan/traveling group that came by. The tinker is out among the villagers...
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #827 on: July 31, 2009, 05:05:24 AM »
Finished Toll the Hounds meaning i can read the books ive beem putting off!!!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #828 on: July 31, 2009, 10:01:41 AM »
Just finished The Will to Believe.  I rather liked the titular essay, and a few of the other early ones were pretty good, but the anti-Hegelian essay, the Psychical one, and the one on Human Immortality were all a bit of a disappointment.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #829 on: July 31, 2009, 10:30:54 PM »
Finished Name of the Wind last night at about 2:45....It was freaking awesome. I really want to read Wise Man's Fear now. It's not out yet is it? (I was looking on line last night and couldn't really find anything about it)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #830 on: August 01, 2009, 12:02:18 AM »
http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/blog/labels/book%20two.html

He finished the draft of Wise Man's Fear in May and sent it to his editor. It might come out in April 2010. He's the kind of author who sending this type of draft to an editor means he's happy with it and thinks it's in publishable shape. Now editing has started but it will probably take less editing than a Brandon book.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #831 on: August 01, 2009, 07:48:38 AM »
So it got bumped again huh??  It was originally supposed to be out in April 2008, then April 2009, then November 2009, now apparently next April.  Ahhhhhh, the waiting!!!!
I must not fear;
Fear is the mind killer;
I will face my fear;
I will let it pass through me;
When the fear is gone, there will be nothing;
Only I will remain.
-Paul Muad'dib Atreides-

Anticipation of death is worse than death itself.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #832 on: August 03, 2009, 01:20:33 AM »
Finished Charlie Bone and the Shadow. Book #7. Extremely disappointing. I really enjoyed the first six, but this one was just . . . bad. Nothing happened in the whole book (that mattered (to me ::))) and you end up at pretty much the same place you started with. I could've just skipped over to book #8 and not really been that bothered.  :-\

On the OTHER hand,

I finished The Chosen this afternoon (Chaim Potok). Aaand . . . it was amazing. Absolutely fantastic. One of the best books I've ever read. I loved it.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #833 on: August 03, 2009, 05:14:08 AM »
Reading Ringworld Throne...
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #834 on: August 03, 2009, 08:15:10 AM »
I finished The Chosen this afternoon (Chaim Potok). Aaand . . . it was amazing. Absolutely fantastic. One of the best books I've ever read. I loved it.

Try My Name Is Asher Lev.  It's fantastic.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #835 on: August 03, 2009, 11:24:32 PM »
Yea that's on my list for this summer. I've been told it's incredible. Thanks though.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #836 on: August 04, 2009, 08:03:49 PM »
I just finished Warbreaker (I had to wait for a library copy because I like keeping my hardbacks pristine).  I didn't read this one online, so its the first of Brandon's adult books that I didn't see in process. It was so much fun. Now I'm reading Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #837 on: August 04, 2009, 09:14:35 PM »
The Price of Spring by Daniel Abraham.

So, I'm only into chapter five and have already had the chills a number of times and had tears come to my eyes once.  Yeah.  Tears.  It's psycho good.  Fourth in the series though.  Don't cheat and just read this one.  It'll ruin the effect.  :)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #838 on: August 05, 2009, 07:58:54 PM »
Yeah i needed a break from my job search so i spent the time allotted for it today and yesterday at the library and read pawn of prophesy a good read but i don't get the hype
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #839 on: August 05, 2009, 10:38:22 PM »
Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay. Read it once before, but that was probably 2-3 years ago.