What book are you currently reading?

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  1. Strider

    Strider Eccentric

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    When he died I wasn't too upset. It was the funeral that got me. This whole series is pretty sad.
     
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    I'll just have to share with you: after trying ''David Copperfield'' and ''The Tale of Two Cities'' I never thought I would like anything written by Dickens again. Well, I just started The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club and have loved it so far :). Dickens' descriptions of the 19th century England atmosphere are excellent, his characters seem very lively and real and his humorous style of story-telling is just great :).

    BTW, bookworms, when speaking about books, in which cases do you use single quotes ('n') and when do you use the double ones (''n'')?
     
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    Nienor Administrator Staff Member

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    Actually, all books should be in "double quotations". Unless you want a literature professor yelling at you. ;)

    I'm not that happy with the second book in the Rhapsody series. It has too much of a romance novel feel to it. I really didn't expect to be reading so many innuendos in a fantasy type novel. If I wanted to read romance, I could definitely find a better one than this.

    "The Picture of Dorian Grey" is a great book. I enjoyed "The House of Seven Gables" also, but "The Crucible" is a much better book by Hawthorne.
     
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    Thanks for the punctuation tip :).

    Hmm. I used to have a love-hate relationship with that one. It's funny though, that phenomena, how almost everyone seems to have loved Wilde somewhere around their last years before leaving home. I'm not sure how common it is, but I do know quite a few people who remeber this about themselves.
     
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    Turin Valar Morghulis

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    I just bought the Lays of Beleriand. Gonna start it tonight.
     
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    i am rereading Lord of the Rings: Two Towers!
     
  7. Arwen

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    finally finished "The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice- it was excellent..now I'm onto the next one in the series, "Lasher".
     
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    Going tommorow to buy the second Wheel of Time book. For the last few days I re-read the appendixes in RotK and a couple chapters in Unfinished Tales.
     
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    I just got the Servant of the Shard from the library. So far it seems pretty good.
     
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    Crusader Disturber of the Peace

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    I am currently reading Phillip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, im on the third book, its quite a good trilogy so far.
     
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    Lady_of_Shalott Weaving the Magic Web

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    I'm now reading Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". It's quite interesting and I'm enjoying it, even though I know how it's going to turn out.
     
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    Romeo and Juliet is pretty good!
     
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    Romeo and Juliet is great, especially the part where they die. Although that part didn't come nearly soon enough for me. Yeah, can you tell I didn't like their characters? Huzzah for Mercutio and the Friar and Prince Escalus!

    I found my copy of 'The Tempest'! *waves it in the air triumphantly* I'm a third of the way through, excellent stuff!
     
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    Hehe yah I was laughing during that part. Mercutio is my fav!
     
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    What a crazy story. Everytime I read it I laugh at how close they were to living a perfect carefree life. But they made all the mistakes possible:p
     
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    Ah well thats love for you ;)
     
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    I don't like the characters of Romeo and Juliet either. SO DUMB! Plus Romeo makes me sick with all those silly speeches he gives. I mean, they are poetic and all but they sound so hollow and empty because just hours earlier he was mooning over Rosaline!:rolleyes:

    Mercutio is pretty cool. But, I don't really like Friar Lawrence. Can't say why, I just don't.
     
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    doleniel Elven High Priestess

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    I agree. Mercutio is so better than Romeo. I mean, if this happened in modern times, Romeo and Juliet would definately have been labeled as suicidal, and they would have been put into therapoy. I mean, it was so obvious, their parents must have been blind!

    Speaking of Romeo and Juliet, I saw this wierd local production of it recently. It was kind of like R and J meets The Matrix. It was. . .odd.
     
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    Yup, I hate how Romeo is so negative and depressed over Rosaline, but within a couple of hours he is the happiest he has ever been. Shows how much he was in love with Rosaline.:rolleyes:

    At least it has a good lesson in it: Never marry someone you just met 2 days ago. :p
     
  20. Eàmanë

    Eàmanë formally Nevaeh

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    Never marry someone that your family hates....it leads to trouble....;)

    I just finished 'the hobbit'!!! It was so good!!! I'm so glad I finally got it. Yay!