What book are you currently reading?

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  1. Radagast

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    What book are you currently reading?

    I just finished Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, (which was superb) and I am on the beginning stages of Pillars of Creation by Terry Goodkind. So far nothing really amazing, actually quite weak compared to the rest of Goodkind's books. Next in line is the second Wheel of Time book, which I am looking forward to.
     
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    Eye of the World is Awesome! Speaking about that I need to add a Wheel of Time area here. Anyways I am currently reading The Sword for the Immerland King. A great Fantasy Novel I found at Borders and the best suprise was that it was signed.
     
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    Radagast, you and I think alike :) I posted this same topic right after you did.

    I'm reading 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte. It's a difficult read, but it's a classic, so it's good for me :) A friend of mine is reading it too so we can discuss it.
     
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    I just finished reading "Rhapsody" by Elizabeth Haydon. I'm just starting to read the second book in the series, "Prophecy".
     
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    Just wondering, how are these books? I was recommended them by a couple people, they seem pretty good. But my list of books to read is far to long for me to consider them any time soon;)
     
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    Ragadast, I enjoyed the book. It had an excellent plot and character development. I'm hoping the second books is as good as the first. The reviews for this book weren't nearly as good. But I would still recommend it as a good series to read.
     
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    • The Living - Anne Dillard [More like the Dying, almost everyone dies in it]
    • CIW for Dummies - Sharon Roark [Good book, had to read it for school.]
    • The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan [Haven't gotten too far into it, but it seems interesting.
    • PHP Essentials [Very interesting, but I really need to get into it a bit more.]

    Not really reading all too much right now. I have about 10 books to read when school starts, but I guess I will just wait until then.
     
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    Good to hear. I will look into them when I find the time. Got all the Wheel of Time books left, plus I want to re-read a couple novels that I haven't read for a while.:)
     
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    I just finished reading a Triology called the Fionavar Triology. The author, Guy Gavriel Kay, worked closely with Chris Tolkien in editing the Sil. So his books are similar to Lord of The Rings in many ways yet his books are unique. Very good series with lots of twist and turns in it. Brings into the story the love triangle of King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot.
     
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    I am still reading "The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice...longggg book, but good :)
     
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    I will soon be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray (for a scholarship essay).

    I just finished the Magravandias Trilogy, by Storm Constantine. It was very good, but be warned it is not a childrens book.
     
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    I'm going to start 'The Tempest' by Shakespeare just as soon as I find where I put it. I'm also reading 'Macbeth', and I'll probably pick up 'As You Like It' again, just because it's one of my favorites. What can I say? I'm seriously into Shakespeare. And Euripedes. And Socrates. And all those other guys.
     
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    I like Shakespeare too! I haven't read "The Tempest" yet, but I'm working on it. :)

    Right now I'm reading "The House of the Seven Gables". It's pretty good, although a little strange. The author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, goes into a LOT of detail.
     
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    Oh, that's a good book. I know the detail is a little much at times, but it's worth it; the writing, plot, and characterization are phenomenal.
     
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    I'm currently in the middle of 'The Rainmaker' by John Grisham. I love his books, he's such a good author.
     
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    I am on the last chapter of Dissolution, The War of The Spider Queen Series book 1, in the World of Forgotten Realms
     

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    Dol, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is an EXCELLANT book. I've only had time to read the abridged version so far, but I know the full one has to be wonderful as well.

    I've started to read the second book in the New Jedi Order series, but haven't had a lot of time for it.
     
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    The beginning of that book is so sad. The funeral :(
     
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    Agreed. *Sniff* RIP Chewie.:(
     
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    I agree. The character depth is amazing. You don't get that in many books these days.