What are you reading?

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Trompe-la-Mort » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:37 pm

I was half-way joking when I said that about Les Mis fans finding books boring. Sorry that this didn't come through. One of the books I myself found most boring was the "Lord of the rings"-trilogy. and why? Because of the endless descriptions...

I didn't have an interest in French history before picking up Les Mis or in Russian history before reading Anna Karenina and Notes from the House of the dead either, so maybe you can get an interest in Russian history from that book. I hope you do manage, because I think it's worth a read.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:01 pm

Currently I'm switching between my 3volume edition of the novel, "LOTR", "Barricades"..whatever falls into my hands at a given time. Oh yeah, and a book about the exploration of the moon-after the author(German astronomist and planetary expert) gave me a kind reply to an email. I love space exploration. *currently drives on Mars onboard Curiosity*
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby MllePatrie » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:18 pm

The Hetty Feather trilogy by Jaqueline Wilson.

Because, deep down, I'm a big kid. :P
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby geminimimi » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:38 pm

I absolutely loved Jacqueline Wilson as a kid. Her and Roald Dahl were my favourites. I would still gladly read them now.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Gaby Matz » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:41 pm

As a kid I loved Lemony Snicket, though I was kinda bummed when A Series of Unfortunate Events ended with such an anticlimatic end.

I loved Narnia, but yeah, Susan didn't make it :|

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby enjolraslesunicorn » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:08 am

Wait... Does Susan die? Anyway, I cannot stand Lord of the Rings. It bores me to death.
Anyway, I'm reading Les Mis and "Merlin: the Lost Years". It's really good, too.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Gervais » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:24 am

enjolraslesunicorn wrote:Wait... Does Susan die?
...Er....more of the opposite, actually. And imma make you read it to find out what I mean :twisted: Or google, but that's cheating :wink:

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Trompe-la-Mort » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:34 pm

Dodger by Terry Pratchett? Is it any good?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Gervais » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:02 pm

Yes and yes. It's pretty easy to tell that the intended audience was/is probably less 13 years old, but it's pretty good. Only major complaint is how random some of the events are, but there's usually a half-decent explanation most of the time. Hope this helps :D
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Trompe-la-Mort » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:07 pm

Yes, thanks a lot. Going on my Christmas wish list... ;)
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Mlle_Alexandrie » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:10 pm

I've started reading A Game of Thrones and I'm absolutely addicted.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Jean Gringoire » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:00 am

Re-reading Toilers of the Sea, and not taking it nearly as seriously as I did when I first read it.

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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Gervais » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:40 pm

Is the Rose Mary Edmonds translation of Anna Karenina fairly accurate, anyone? I know she does some playing with the names, but is the rest fairly close?
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:16 pm

Currently War and Peace, The Count of Monte Cristo, and then this book I have to read for class, called "The Ground Is Burning." I kind of hate the last one so far, even though I'm twenty pages in. :? And, unfortunately, I don't have much time to read because of school and Christmas, and the like, but ah, well, I suppose they'll just be on my list for a while, then. I'll get around to it soon enough. :wink:

Sorry, Gervais, I don't know anything about that translation. But good luck reading Anna Karenina!
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Gaby Matz » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:36 am

I'm reading Oliver Twist, and then A Christmas Carol, and then David Copperfield, and then Great Expectations. Yes, I bought the Charles Dickens book. :D


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