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The Gates of Horn and Ivory

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  1. Umaeril

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    Yeah it was a bad movie.

    Did you watch Game of Thrones? We are starting to watch it, well I did read the first book. We have watched 3 episodes so far and I like it very much.
     
  2. Entervixen

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    I have the first season on blue ray, though I haven't finished it yet. It's pretty good from what I've seen and read, though I like the book more because it has more time to devote to character development.

    Edit: Finished Phantom Tollbooth, was quite pleased with it. Started The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and am quite pleased with that too, so far.
     
  3. Umaeril

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    I'm reading Beautiful Creatures.
     
  4. Entervixen

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    I finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. That was such a cute book! Now I'm refocusing on Game of Thrones, see how much more I can knock out before I switch to something else for a while. ^_^
     
  5. Umaeril

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    One of these days I'll finish Beautiful Creatures.
     
  6. Entervixen

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    What's it about?
     
  7. Umaeril

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    Well, I am not sure yet and I have read quite a bit of it. I have read 30% of it according to my kindle and I think there is a witch or succubus or maybe a vampire or maybe a host of different types involved in the story, but they have not actually described what they are. I am actually not sure what they are, just guessing. Mostly though it is about this high school basketball player who constantly talks about himself and has fallen in love with the new girl in school who appears to be a goth and everyone hates her because this book is set in the South. *yawn* I think I will read a bit more but only so far.
     
  8. Entervixen

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    I think I know what book you're talking about now. I haven't read it myself, but I've seen it a lot at the bookstore. Sounds like you're not having fun reading it.
     
  9. Umaeril

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    Actually, to be honest, it is not badly written for the genre (younger adult fantasy). It is much better written than Twilight but then so is most everything. But really whoever wrote it actually did try to craft the writing and to make it interesting. It is just not my cup of tea I am thinking. Too high school for me. I am older now.
     
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    Gotcha. Yeah some teen stuff I still like, but others, while I probably would have liked them as a teen, hold no interest for me now.

    I picked up a digital copy of Chicks Ahoy and am reading through it right now. It's a short story collection so it's easy to pick up and put down whenever. The stories so far are funny, I'm really liking it so far.
     
  11. Umaeril

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    Oh that is nice. I wish I had something really good. I should go through this thread and get inspiration.
     
  12. Entervixen

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    I'm a little more than halfway done with Game of Thrones and honestly I haven't been this impressed with a book in a while. The craftsmanship is beautiful, the story engaging, the characters ripe with emotion and believably written...man I could wax poetic about it all day long. Even the hard parts of the book are engrossing in the turmoil surrounding the different characters and situations. I really should have started reading these when Ethan first suggested them to me, lol. My only complaint is the amount of characters is so vast it's hard to keep track of everybody, but it's so well done I don't mind.
     
  13. Umaeril

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    Yeah I plowed on through the first book a few years ago and I do mean "plowed". I was work. Rewarding, but work. And I guess it just did not hold me enough to make me want to read more of it, though I did think about it.

    I'm reading The Last Ghost by Helen Stringer a friend of my husband's but actually I'm a bit side tracked by Tad Williams' epic tale, I forget the name, but the Memory, sword one. Ugh I am tired, I shouldn't post when I am tired.
     
  14. Entervixen

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    There's so much to keep track of that I fill up pretty quick and keep putting it to the side. It's good, but dense.

    Switched out Game of Thrones for Way of the Oracle again. It's definitely interesting reading so far.
     
  15. Umaeril

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    What is that about?
     
  16. Entervixen

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    Right now it's speculation on how oracles used to work, and how modern day practitioners tend to operate. Apparently once you get far enough in it's more about how to work towards being a seer. I'm curious about the techniques promised later on as I've been reading tarot cards about fifteen years or so now.
     
  17. Crazy Dave Number 23

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    I finished Grapes of Wrath and some Heinlein scifi paperback. I think now I am going to try Mark Twain.
     
  18. Entervixen

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    I love me some Heinlein. Which one did you read?
     
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  20. Entervixen

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    Haven't read that one yet, what did you think of it?
     

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