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post #621 of 761 (permalink) Old 12-30-2013, 03:59 PM
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I'm about half way through Game of Thrones, going to put it up for a while. It's just too dry of a read for me, the pages move so slowly and at the end of every chapter I feel relieved rather than motivated to read the next one. It could also be that I was sick trying to read it as well, so my interest just wasn't there and after my illness has faded I'm just feeling meh about it. Will try it again at a later date but I'm moving on for now.

Started the Percy Jackson series, pretty good. I find a lot of similarities with Harry Potter that could potentially get annoying, but for some reason it didn't bother me that much. The books are pretty small so they are going fast (almost done with the second one), I should be done with all 5 by the end of the week or close to it.

After that I'm going to start The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
Fair enough. ASOIAF isn't for everyone! I couldn't put any of the books except Feast For Crows down (if GoT is giving you troubles then FFC will destroy you hahaha).

Percy Jackson series was fun. I enjoyed them. Very childish, more so than the Potter franchise. I absolutely loved and still do love the Potter books. I grew up with them though and was the 'right' age when I started reading them. Go back and re read them quite often.

Name of the Wind is FANTASTIC. Really. I adore the first two books in the series (with Wise Man's Fear being even better imo) and cannot wait for the third.

After that, if you haven't already, try out the Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett. First book called The Painted Man (I think it's The Warded Man in the USA but not 100%). A very unique and amazing fantasy series.

I am currently re-reading The Hobbit, and going to take another crack at The Silmarillion after. It's defeated me a few times, SUCH a tough read but I really want to know more about Tolkien's world.

After that, who knows. I got a Kindle paperwhite for Christmas so will load it up with a shit **** load of Fantasy books and just get lost in nerdiness.






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Fair enough. ASOIAF isn't for everyone! I couldn't put any of the books except Feast For Crows down (if GoT is giving you troubles then FFC will destroy you hahaha).

Percy Jackson series was fun. I enjoyed them. Very childish, more so than the Potter franchise. I absolutely loved and still do love the Potter books. I grew up with them though and was the 'right' age when I started reading them. Go back and re read them quite often.

Name of the Wind is FANTASTIC. Really. I adore the first two books in the series (with Wise Man's Fear being even better imo) and cannot wait for the third.

After that, if you haven't already, try out the Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett. First book called The Painted Man (I think it's The Warded Man in the USA but not 100%). A very unique and amazing fantasy series.

I am currently re-reading The Hobbit, and going to take another crack at The Silmarillion after. It's defeated me a few times, SUCH a tough read but I really want to know more about Tolkien's world.

After that, who knows. I got a Kindle paperwhite for Christmas so will load it up with a shit **** load of Fantasy books and just get lost in nerdiness.
I'm going to try it again later on, I think being sick hurt my interest in it a lot.

Yeah Percy Jackson is a bit more childish than HP, although to be fair HP is actually pretty mature. The thing I'm liking about the Percy Jackson series is how fast paced it is. Every single chapter is full of action and big things happening, it's just a fun read. It's not on HP's level, but it's fun.

Yeah I heard The Name of the Wind was great so picked it up (also Googled it to see if it was interesting to me, it was).

I haven't read any of the LOTR books or seen any of the movies... I have the movie trilogy on blu ray but I keep putting off watching it for some reason.
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LOTR books are awesome, same as the movies. Definitely recommend. The movies have the biggest 'epic' feel to any movie series out there. So so good.

Silmarillion is written very, very differently than Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (which are both also written very differently to each other with Hobbit being aimed at children) and is known for being an extremely tough read even amongst Tolkien fans.






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LOTR books are awesome, same as the movies. Definitely recommend. The movies have the biggest 'epic' feel to any movie series out there. So so good.

Silmarillion is written very, very differently than Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit (which are both also written very differently to each other with Hobbit being aimed at children) and is known for being an extremely tough read even amongst Tolkien fans.
I have the Silmarillion resting right next to my pillow. It's definitely a tough read and I haven't finished it so far but there are so many gems, so many little stories in there that make it worthwhile. If there was any other book to compare it to it would be the Bible.

edit: Hit and MC, that's worse than never having seen the first three Star Wars movies. Go rent the extended version of LotR, lock yourselves in a room and enjoy 12 hours of epicness.




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I have the Silmarillion resting right next to my pillow. It's definitely a tough read and I haven't finished it so far but there are so many gems, so many little stories in there that make it worthwhile. If there was any other book to compare it to it would be the Bible.

edit: Hit and MC, that's worse than never having seen the first three Star Wars movies. Go rent the extended version of LotR, lock yourselves in a room and enjoy 12 hours of epicness.
I just have too many things to do in my personal time (reading mostly) to sit down and watch such a long series right now. I have the whole trilogy on blu ray though and I will definitely kick back and watch it one of these days.

I'm about half way through book 4 now on the Percy Jackson series, I'll finish that today or tomorrow, then read part 5 and finish the series.

From what I understand, there's an on-going/spin off series called The Heroes of Olympus, which stars 3 new characters but are in the same world/universe and characters from the PJ series show up and make appearances. I'll start this as well but not until I finish the PJ books (obviously) and not until I read The Name of the Wind.
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Heroes of Olympus series are just as good. Pick em up.






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Yeah? I'll do that then. I got all emotional with the Calypso part in the 4th book. It's a kids series but damn, that kind of thing always gets to me and is one reason I never read romance/love stories.
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