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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #555 on: March 05, 2009, 07:17:13 AM »
I would start a young adult with The Wee Free Men; those are great books.

Heh. I loved that book. It was my favorite of the Tiffany Aching Adventures trilogy. The other two were really good as well, but...that one delved more into the Wee Free Men, and those guys were awesome. I love their scottish accents. It rocks. :D
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #556 on: March 05, 2009, 03:52:47 PM »

Also Just finished reading "A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin. Fantastic book! I honestly could barely put the book down. One of those books that you just devour. I'm looking forward to picking up the rest of them soon so I can finish his "Song of Ice and Fire" series.

Awesome series! I loved all of them. I don't think you will have to read too fast. The fifth installment, A Dance With Dragons, was supposed to be released 3 years ago but still isn't out yet!
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #557 on: March 06, 2009, 06:00:16 AM »
I'm re-reading Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #558 on: March 06, 2009, 09:37:11 PM »
I'm re-reading Faith of the Fallen by Terry Goodkind.

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #559 on: March 06, 2009, 10:57:07 PM »
Terry Who?

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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #560 on: March 06, 2009, 11:45:43 PM »
Hahaha that rhymed.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #561 on: March 08, 2009, 12:20:13 AM »
So I'm now an unbeliever?  How did you know? ;D

'course, I've always thought that WFR and FoTF were his best books of the series.  Though on my re-read of the last one, I found a lot of plot holes and inconsistencies throughout the whole series.  Way too contrived.  But he has an interesting style, and if it seems like he ripped off the genre on account of all the cliches, well that's just par for the course.  The genre being epic fantasy.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #562 on: March 08, 2009, 04:26:02 PM »
Just finished Pillars of the Earth. Very long and ambitious(59+ years of characters life spans). Not bad, gets you to be invested in the characters pretty well. I get sick of church construction by about page 300 but overall pretty good. It did take about 3 weeks of steady reading for me to finish where a normal book is about 3 days but in the end I think it was worth it.   
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #563 on: March 08, 2009, 11:32:17 PM »
Was that the one where the guy learns to build cathedrals? Then his son also learns to build as well? All set in medieval Europe, in the dark ages?
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #564 on: March 09, 2009, 08:17:17 AM »
Yeah. It's one of my wife's favorite books. I enjoyed it as well. She was so excited for the sequel but it turned out to be really trashy with characters who the reader can only hate and with no overarching framework like the cathedral.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #565 on: March 09, 2009, 09:49:54 PM »
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #566 on: March 10, 2009, 01:05:32 AM »
I am upset to find out that the latest book in the series is 3 years in the making. It books like that that make you wonder if they will ever be written.

I'm gonna hop on the Goodkind conversation for a second. I agree that he has a lot of holes and his writing is preachy but I also agree that his style and characters are interesting. I find some of the things from his books to be some of my favorite things I've read. I know he has too many cliches and some of the plot lines are just crap and even whole books kind of loose steam at times (ie Pillars of Creation"). I mean if you read Sword of Truth you might agree that coming up with Six so late in the series was a little like trying to fill space. I was upset with that. But in the end you end up with a few really good books. I mean read Wizards First Rule and tell me that wasn't a good book. I agree again by saying that Faith of The Fallen was tied with WFR for his best books but Stone of Tears was also a good book. Over all the series can be hard to like for some. I for one like the over all series but the last three kind of lost me.
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #567 on: March 10, 2009, 01:27:32 AM »
Yeah I'm gonna be honest; I haven't actually read anything by Terry Goodkind. I just said what the general opinion on the boards seems to have been  :D
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #568 on: March 10, 2009, 01:48:17 AM »
I join Reaves in his declaration.  ;)
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Re: What are you reading, part 3
« Reply #569 on: March 10, 2009, 04:39:48 AM »
I started to do the same thing with Twilight.  Never read it though.
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