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Books you really mean to read... but never do
« on: June 11, 2003, 09:00:25 PM »
Big list...

Finish the warhammer roleplay, Nobilis, Mage corebooks.

Finish the warhammer ancient battles rulebook.

Read some painting guides for how to paint romans, before the little beggers arrive in a few days times.

Read my moms "Larcouse Encyclopedia of Ancient and Medieval History" for ideas on romans, and to find out who the heck the Assyrians were.

Anyone else got a similarly huge list of things they mean to read, but can't seem to get around to?
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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2003, 09:08:29 PM »
Oh.... and revise for my exams ¬.¬
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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2003, 12:16:36 AM »
The second half of the Llama book.

A 6' shelf of books.

Incidentally I just started Warhammer FRPG. And after reading WEG's CDU, Usagi Yojimbo, Palladium and Chosen, all of which were at least moderately disappointing, After only 15 pages I'm already feeling the excitement I had while reading LOTR adn Feng Shui. I'm hoping to continue in that strain.

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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2003, 12:18:38 AM »
Red Badge of Courage, I haven't been able to make it pass the first half

Bonds That Make Us Free

The entire Amelia Peabody series

Patriot Games & other Jack Ryan novels
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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2003, 04:12:00 PM »
Now that I hear they're making a movie out of one of them, I always meant to read Asimov's robot novels.

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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2003, 05:17:09 PM »
I'm almost done with the first book in Bernard Cornwell's Arthur trilogy, and I'm excited to read the rest. It's an excellent book so far, but one that would probably enrage true Arthur-philes with it's highly liberal interpretation.
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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2003, 12:42:19 AM »
Actually, I'm REALLY tired of new age reconstruct a "historical" Arthur we usually get now. I'm probably going to move on to history pieces and return to my Medieval Arthur roots. How is Cornwell's in terms of that? How does he re-interpret?

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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2003, 04:22:48 AM »
As for books I want to read, but don't have time...well, pretty much everything.  It has been years since I could read a book for anything other than buisness or school.  The thing is, after spending so much time writing, it's growing very hard to read a book without disecting it.
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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2003, 09:32:19 AM »
To me, that's not a problem. I dissect even the books I read for pleasure.

but that probably doesn't surprise anyone.

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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2003, 03:11:34 PM »
Cornwell grounds his book in a very firm historical setting of post-roman, early-Briton warfare. What I mean to say is that the setting is historically sound, but that it's not necessarily the "correct" time frame for Arthur (which I don't know). The book is framed by the narrator, a warrior named Derfel, who was there from the beginning and saw everything and now, at the end of the saga, is looking back over his life and writing it down. The book is first person from his point of view.

So how is it different? Primarily in a lot of the familial relationships. I haven't gotten too far into it yet (about 3/4 of the first book) so I can't tell you everything they changed.
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Re: Books you really mean to read... but never do
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2003, 11:45:08 PM »
Doesn't sound too heretical. Mary Stewart's was like that, though much less warfare centric. I'll try it. Sounds like I'll enjoy it.