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Hi everyone :)

I love to read books and want to start this topic for everyone with the same interest. You can post your fav. books or books you're currently reading.

 

Currently I read: The Scorch Trials, James Dashner

                           A Game of Thrones 1, Geroge R.R Martin

                           Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin

 

Finished books: Christine, Stephen King

                          The King (Black Dagger 12), J.R. Ward

 

Fav. books:        Harry Potter series, Joanne K. Rowling

                          Lord of the Rings, John R. R. Tolkien

                          Rachel Morgan series, Kim Harrison

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Ha. Hey! Careful because I will totally geek out on this one as books are my profession and I've had a couple published myself.

 

Right now I'm reading a 14 volume set by a Sufi mystic called Inayat Kahn. These books are long out of print (I collect rare first edition books and vintage typewriters) but I finally fracked them down in a little second hand book store in India and had them shipped to me. They are beautiful! Old hand bound yellow hardcovers and what's best is they smell of spices like an Indian bazaar. They are cheaply printed so the text is almost microscopic but full of the most beautiful thoughts, kind of in the tradition of Rumis poetry. I also just got sent a crate of 70 novels for a literary award I am one of the judges of and have to try and get through them in 3 weeks :(

 

Fave books? Good lord. I have dozens. But here is a nice trifecta:

 

The little prince

Lolita

Invisible cities

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Hey there. Fellow book lover here.

Authors I follow are Gail Carringer(Soulless), marissa meyer(Cinder), and Lia Habel. Really trying to keep ontop of Carringer and Meyer. They really on a roll. Really like the stories. If you look them up you will see I like steampunk/scify/supernatural.

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I love a lot of different types of books.older books ,Steinbeck, Twain, Abbey,romance Sparks. Science fiction ,Tolkien, Rawlings, Riordan,. Others Clancy, Grisham.books are one thing I can do to escape the cruel happenings of the world. What kind of books have you had published Daddy Dom?
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I love, love, love Harry Potter and LOTR.

I am also super duper into more classical stuff. Jane Austen is my favorite author of all time. I love Agatha Christie and Margaret Atwood, just to name a few :p

Stephen King is fantastic, I am in the middle of his Dark Tower Series (tons of crying lol) 
I love fantasy, The Study Series by Maria V Snyder is amazing, along with her other books!

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Woot! A thread for the book nerds! Okay, I'm a reasonably eclectic reader, but, ironically, fantasy seems to be my favorite genre now. (Ironically because, growing up, I flat-out refused to touch a fantasy novel) Just to get this on the record, can we not let this be another everybody just lists a few faves with no real discussion thread? Or maybe we can use it as a jumping off point for several different threads on individual books? I can talk books all day.  :p

 

For me, Lord of the Rings is of course an all time fave, along with Harry Potter and pretty much absolutely anything that happened when Douglas Adams made use of a writing implement.

 

Stephen King is fantastic, Anastasia, but for me, it's like reading Doctor Suess. When I was a tiny child, my mother didn't really buy books that were both age appropriate and appropriate to my reading level. So I finished off all the books for 5, 6, and 7 year-olds about five minutes after they came through the door and went back to reading whatever was in the house, which was inevitably my mother's collection. Stephen King is her favorite, so I that's what I read most as a little kid. So, while I love him, I just don't really read his stuff anymore. That an the fact that I grew into a coward somehow. I can't even watch scary movies unless it's full daylight and someone's about.

 

I'm currently rereading the Wheel of Time series, (I love rereading), and I've just finished my third read through of A Song of Ice and Fire. I think that might end up on my all time faves list. Christopher Moore is excellent as well, and the Mitch Rapp series is pure fun, too. 

 

BeanBean, Steinbeck and Twain are cheating.  :p Who has read Twain and doesn't love him? I love reading Shakespeare, but that's cheating, so Billy stays off of the list. To be honest, I find Steinbeck a bit depressing, but that doesn't stop him from being an indisputable classic. Then again, A Brave New World was a hair depressing and I liked it.

 

Yeah, WolfDaddy, what sort of books have you had published?

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NotSoShinyAnymore, of course we can talk more about the books and not only make a list. I only wanted to give a start :D

I was ten as I read Bram Stokers Dracula. Some people were mad at my mom because they thought it was not appropriate for my age. But I had this reading level and most books for children were to boring for me.

 

Why do I love the Rachel Morgan series? It's funny and has the best demon ever written. His name is Algaliarept, short Al or Big Al, and he has a british accent and dresses as an old british lord. :D

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You know, I never got around to Bram Stoker's Dracula. I read Anne Rice's Vampire series in my late teens/early twenties which was just about the right age for that sort of thing. Emo vampires, ugh! Although, in my defense, I never liked Louis. Loved my brat prince, though.  :p

 

I may just check out that Rachel Morgan series, because I'm always interested in the various ways Heaven, Hell and their inhabitants are depicted in fiction.

 

Who's read the Dresden Files? Anyone?

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It's not exactly about heaven and hell because angels doesn't exit. The demons life in the ever after a reality that is conected with the "real world". They can be summond but have to return to the ever after at sunrise.

The first book(of 13) is "Dead Witch Walking"

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I absolutely love to read and I'm always reading something.  My favorite is J.R.R. Tolkien and I'm currently reading The Lord Of The Rings...again!  I read fiction and non fiction alike, if a subject is interesting to me I will most likely read about it.

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I re-read, too. I read the whole Harry Potter series 10 times in english and 5 times in german and Lord of the Rings 10 times in german and 2 times in english. XD (yes I'm a little bit crazy XD)

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I have almost all the Steven King books and am rereading Nightshift. I also love Nina Levine and have a book of hers waiting for me.. I love fantasy,true story .. Well almost everything. Books are a great escape.
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Woot for rereads! I have lost count of the number of times I've read the Harry Potter series. Although I've only ever read them in English.  Did you find that whole Snape/Lily fiasco a touch far-fetched, however adorable it was when they were kids? I mean talk about your Dickensian-level coincidence.

 

Any of you guys like audiobooks? I've become addicted to them myself as it's the only way I can read and work at the same time.  :p

 

What are the Lunar Chronicles about, Bean? (If you say "the moon", I will poke you.) I've never heard of them. I've never started an account on goodreads, though I have popped over there to look up info on occasion.

 

Isn't Night Shift one of the short story anthologies? Quitters, Inc. is, I think, my all time favorite of Stephen King's stories. 

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Ohhh someone that likes Stephen King...I love his writing. Yes Nightshift is his short stories...if you like his books,have you ever tried Richard Layman? He's very twisted in his writing too,and very similar in aye to Stephen King.

 

I listen to audio books at times...my best friend is blind so we go through them together and try and finds one the other can recommend. It's a good way to find new books you may not always have read

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I LOVE audiobooks. =)

I like the Snape/Lilly fiasco. It represents the theme of the books, love. Snape had the chance to choose between the dark arts and love and he chose the dark arts. That fits with Dumbledores words: "Do not pity the dead Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love."

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I liked it too, didn't make it not far-fetched, though. I mean, baby-Snape was cute as a whole barrel of buttons, but what are the chances he just happened to live near Lily and Petunia growing up? I think the thing that screwed with my head the most was that Petunia and Severus grew up together. I mean, does it not just blow your mind when you put it in that context? Interestingly, I think the thing that threw me for a loop was her attempt to throw anyone off the trai that most people weren't even ontol. Realistically, Snape as a character just wouldn't call Lily a filthy little mudblood. There just is no way. Not with the kind of love he obviously had for her. He might have tried to blow her off in front of Slytherin friends or even become aggressive and defensive, as he did, when she tried to stand up for him, but after the reveal and living with the knowledge for a while, that line feels contrived and unrealistic.

 

@tarnished angel As I said earlier, I don't read Stephen King anymore partially because I have become a bit of a punk in my old age. Scary stuff gives me nightmares now.  :p

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I just finished Skinwalker by Faith Hunter, from her Jane Yellowrock series. It was kinda slow to take off but I liked it ok. I was looking for something like Dresden Files but with a female lead. I read 7 of the Dresden Files before I just couldn't take all the casual misogyny anymore, which was a shame, because I really liked most of the characters (Murphy!!) and the pacing of the novels. If anybody can recommend me some good female lead urban fantasies, bonus points for LGBT friendly, it'd be much appreciated! :) 

 

Other than that, I am currently reading A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin, the 4th of the Game of Thrones books. Only just got a few pages in, but I am enjoying it so far. I love his books, but they always take me forever to read since I am so slow. I tend to prefer audio books for most things since I have trouble focusing. I did flip to the end of this book and saw that most of my favorite characters are not in it. :( Apparently he split this one into 2 books set during the same time period, so I won't be seeing Dany or Jon until The Dance of Dragons, but at least I have Brienne to keep me entertained til then. 

 

As for my favorite books, most recently I read The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth and I absolutely loved it! Highly recommended. Excellent coming of age novel for anyone, but particularly those growing up LGBT in rural areas. Some of my other favorites are the Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Nevada Barr's "Anna Pigeon" murder mystery novels (which the audios of those are great btw). 

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Sorry to hear Harry offended, I love the Dresden Files. Murphy is the best! But I also love Bob. I've only read A Song Of Ice and Fire three times or so but it is definitely looking to end up on my personal modern classics list. You'll see a touch of Jon I think but only from Sam's viewpoint? I can't recall. Tyrion is my baby. I weep for him. I do love Dany, too. I think I identify most with her. 

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Yeah, honestly it was mostly Harry I couldn't take anymore, which I think is mostly due to him being somewhat of a self insert of the author. I adored Murphy, and I liked a lot of the side characters as well. Thomas, Toot Toot, the wolf pack (especially Billy and Georgia), Bob (he was a hoot!) etc. Holy cow! You've read the entire Game of Thrones series three times?? It takes me almost 3 months just to read one book. :p Jon is definitely my favorite in the book series. He's such an introspective character that I think the book does him more justice than the show. I do love Dany and Tyrion as well. I'd say they are my top 3 favorite story lines. In the TV show, Dany is my favorite story line. She's got the most razzmatazz going on, what with the big army, the dragons, her little harem, etc. 

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Audiobooks, Harley, audiobooks.  :p  I think Jon is the only good character that I flat can't stand except for Sansa. I want to stab his emo ass in the eye screaming "Just shut up, you know you're gonna do it, quit your frickin' whining." He's gotten better in the later books though. Tyrion is my favorite. Tyrion... Well, Tyrion makes me wish I were a better person. I absolutely love Tyrion. Dany is the character to whom I relate most. I see much of me in Dany. Show Dany is kinda uncanny valley for me and it took me a while to accept Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister because I loathe Cersei and adore Queen Gorgo. It kept screwing with my head for the first couple of seasons. But I'm not really into fanfic anyway. (Yes, that show is fanfic) 

 

I love Harry, but I dig chivalry.  :p  But who doesn't love Toot Toot??! And Thomas. I was almost annoyed with myself for finding Thomas sexy since he's so obviously supposed to be. (I hate being manipulated like that. lol) But quitting after seven books you miss Toot's crush. If you think you love Karrin Murphy and Toot Toot, you will freaking adore Lacuna. And Harry's daughter... And.. there's just so much worth staying for. Okay, I'll stop, you weren't enjoying them and that's your right, but dang that IS a great series...

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Ah of course! Why didn't I think of that? :p Even an audio must take so long. I know my library had a few of them on audio, but I may have to dig around online, so I can listen at my leisure and not worry about having to return something late. Ugh, I do feel you there, he is kind of a "love him or hate him" kind of dude. Sometimes I feel like the only one hanging out in Camp Jon. Sansa is boring though. I want to be interested in her story line, but it just makes me groan. I did love The Hound in her storyline though. He's really the only villain type character I like. I can see that, Dany is better developed in the novels, whereas in the show it's more *whizzbang!* *action!*. Lol, oh Cersei...I didn't like her at first, particularly in the books, but I think the actress portrays her so well in the show. She's such a witch. XD 

 

OMG! Toot Toot gets a crush?! Aghhh! How cute! I feel like I must go back and see this now. I have heard that the 8th book, Proven Guilty? I think, is supposed to be one of the best. I hated Thomas at first too, but I really liked the way they developed the brotherly relationship between him and Harry. Perhaps if I can just silence my inner feminist critic during Harry's dialogue, I can tough it out. XD I've just not been able to find something female led but similar in pace and plot line to Dresden. I tried the Greywalker, Jane Yellowrock, and there was another one with a coyote skinwalker...Oh it was Mercedes Thompson. I was mostly meh about them, except Mercedes, I read like 3 before giving up. Have you ever tried Iron Druid? You might like that if you enjoyed Dresden. I really liked them, I got like 3 books in, I hear it gets kinda meh around the 4th or so. I was mostly annoyed that they killed off all my favorite characters. :p 

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My introduction to BDSM kind of thing is from Goodbye Jeanette by Harold Robbins.

I like reading Karen Armstrongs.

I loke reading history and biografies or autobiografies.

The Lord of The Ring trilogy is awesome.

Jody Picoult can bring tears to my eyes.

My recent fave book is Plato and Platyphus Walk into A Bar. psychologically funny.

King's Bag of Bones is written beautifully.

Harry Potter is good.

Paolo Coelho write lots of beautiful books too.

cecilia ahern. She brings tears tooooo.

 

I still prefer physical books than ebooks.

the smell of the paper.. the weigh.

Always love to see someone in a lounge or in a waiting room holding a book and reading peacefully.

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