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Personally for sci-fi (sort of) dystopia future I don't think you can ever beat the classic that is Riddley Walker.

 

After going through my entire amazon books order history + assorted others I remember I've only got my goodreads up to 153 books, I feel like there are a LOT of books I've just plain forgotten cause that seems awfully low since a good 60 of them are just uni books and I've been reading for years and years before uni.


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^Yeah same I can't remember 90% of the books I've read. I'm trying to add books that I've read when I was an impressionable young girl but I've read so many that the names escape my mind. It doesn't help that the books weren't great novels and not memorable at all. I don't really wanna add Mary-kate and Ashley books on Goodreads but that's all I can remember at the moment.


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That does sound good tripsis. Think that's going on my list of books to get.

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Reading "The Dalek handbook" my partner bought me. It's really interesting reading about the every once of history of them since the show first aired.


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Currently reading Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. Supposedly a "Japanese Steampunk novel with mythic creatures, civil unrest, and a strong female protagonist." Sounds like it should be awesome and I hope it is :P (I'm only 32 pages in).

 

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I just finished Graveminder by Melissa Marr, was pretty good. Took a little getting used to structure wise, but its a good read.


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I just finished Graveminder by Melissa Marr, was pretty good. Took a little getting used to structure wise, but its a good read.

I'm totally excited about her upcoming book Carnival of Souls!!


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Just finished City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. Was an enjoyable read, most of the plot "twists" were quite predictable though and often just too convenient for the characters

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Just finished 'Room' by Emma Donoghue. I'm now attempting Anna Karenina.


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And sail off in the night.

We'll come clean and start over the rest of our lives.

When we're gone, we'll stay gone.

Out of sight, out of mind.

It's not too late,

We have the rest of our lives.

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Currently reading Knife of Dreams in the Wheel of Time series. Much better than the last one.

 

After that series, I'll look into House of Leaves and/or Hemingway.

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I just finished Graveminder by Melissa Marr, was pretty good. Took a little getting used to structure wise, but its a good read.

I'm totally excited about her upcoming book Carnival of Souls!!

 

I just read up about that, it does sound pretty good! I'll have to add it to my wanted list :D


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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.


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Very Good, Jeeves. As usual with Wodehouse, brilliantly funny and a delight to read.



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I'm still picking my way through the Game of Thrones.

Enjoying it but finding it a slow read + not really reading much in general past couple of weeks. Like 20% through (thank you kindle for telling me) just reached the point where Bran wakes up and Cersei has Lady killed since Nymeria is mia.


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Finished both The Left Hand of God and The Last Four Things, by Paul Hoffman. Pretty interesting alternate-history/fantasy books. The style of writing can get pretty grating at times but the concept is good and there are at least a couple of subtle historical/philosophical references that I picked up on, and probably a whole bunch more that I didn't.

 

I also bought The Long Earth, a collab between Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Haven't read anything about it but I have high hopes. :v


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Just finished reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - definitely enjoyed it and I started the next one the other day :) I get a more or less an hour a day now to read going to and from work, it's nice to get back into reading again.


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I finished a couple of days a go Blood Rights by Kristen Painter, Which was really, really good. Going to try and track down the rest of the series its in.


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Picked up and begun reading Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye. Was intending to pick up Oryx and Crake but our library never has it in stock.


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Finished The Return of the King today. And I remember why I was so glad Peter Jackson left out the whole Scourging of the Shire from the movie. I've gotta say, that was pretty boring stuff to read through again. After such an epic journey, they come back and have to deal with some ruffians and save the Shire now?

 

There were parts that I enjoyed, but overall, I like it how Peter Jackson simply made the movie end with them arriving back in the Shire, which hasn't changed much at all since they left. Kinda reinforces the hobbit way; hobbits don't involve themselves with the rest of Middle Earth, save for Bilbo's journey and then the journey of the Ring. It holds a lot of significance I think to have the Shire still unaware of what happened.

 

Anyway, I think I'll move on to the conclusion of the Ender Quartet, Children of the Mind, by Orson Scott Card. Should be very good, as I've enjoyed the three previous books.


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In general I like the Lord of the Rings movies so much better than the book. :/


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They both have their 'goods' and 'bads'. As always, movies are able to lengthen emotional parts where no words can really describe what's going on (of course, Tolkien always is very eloquent with his words). For example, the Grey Havens: the parting was probably less than a page in the book, but during the movie, it seemed so much longer and so much more powerful simply because all the hobbits are so distressed at Frodo's parting. I always tear up during that part.

 

That's just one example. Also, the way Jackson simplified certain parts of the movie (such as Eowyn and Faramir's relationship) was advantageous in my view. It made the relationship seem much simpler and more pure (even so, the simplification causes a whole dimension of the relationship to be lost).

 

But then again, the book holds many more events and small snippets than the movies, which in some cases is unfortunate (i.e. Tom Bombadil).

 

I can comfortably say that the Lord of the Rings as a combination of film and books is my favorite of all time. Now let's hope The Hobbit is up to par with the LOTR movies!!!


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I guess I'm honestly just not a huge fan of Tolkien's writing style. It kind of bores me. D: I enjoyed The Hobbit, which has a very different writing style, but not LotR. And I found LotR to be really lacking in emotion. Like Arwen and Aragorn's relationship practically doesn't exist in the books (it's described outside of the trilogy). But I loved that addition in the movies. And in general, the stories are extremely action packed and I felt like the films do a better job of doing that justice.

 

Anyway.

 

I'm currently reading False Memory by Dan Krokos.

 

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I'm loving it so far! Really cool story about genetically altered teenage government experiments/fighters :D


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