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The Reader's Lounge

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Keiji, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Deathcom3s

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    Enjoying life. :p Nah, I got married earlier this year, started school and got a new job, all in quick succession of one another, so my available free time has been spent with my family and studying, naturally.
     
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    It's been a slow start, but I think last night got my hooked finally so I'll probably be reading every day now.

    So far I like it a lot.
     
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    Kvothe, Kvothe Kvothe! Yay! Everyone must read it!
     
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    What part did you hit that got you hooked?
     
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    I like the Anarchist's cookbook, It's awesome and devilish. I also did some ton of CCTV Sabotaging.

    And I love reading 100 words to make you sound smart, It's really a nice book too :D Thanks cousin <3
     
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    Once he starts to tell his story, and
    especially once the troupe is attacked.
    Although it may also just be me. I usually read a book here and there for a bit, then a few chapters in I start wanting to know what happens and I'm hooked.
     
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    Oh man, it's just getting good. The frame story gets good later on, but the first few chapters are definitely a bit slow.
     
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    Oh the magic. I love it. It is so... logical. I hope you will enjoy it.
     
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    I'm almost half way I think. I'm hooked. <3
     
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    I'll just say, the way the man writes about music is amazing, considering the fact that he's never so much as really played an instrument.
     
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    Oh right, he is pretty good at that. In his interviews many people also assumed he had gone to a university. He had, but only for a short while and he sucked at it. He was pretty good at describing this school feeling too.

    Things in this book have really good names and he creates his own authentic kind of slang "What does that have to do with the price of butter" for example.
     
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    I believe this can be considered an instance of literary work.

    I just finished reading listening to the article How and Why Space X Will Colonize Mars and found it very exciting and informative. A must read for people who care just a little about space.
    This guy goes very much in depth with the article. I believe you will be able to understand everything he talks about from the article itself without any background. It explains why it's important for us to colonize Mars and other planets. I am convinced :).
     
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    How is it going now? Any thoughts on it?

    Also, I've finished the first 2 books of the Steelheart series by Brandon Sanderson. They were great, and as usual Brandon Sanderson has held true to form by taking something as common as superheroes and twisting and changing them enough to make a compelling story. I felt that he did a much better job with his characters this time around as well, better than Mistborn, and on-par with Stormlight Archive. I'm eagerly looking forward to the third book.

    Also, I just read "The Emperor's Blades", the first book in The Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne. It was an interesting read, but it struggled to keep me hooked at the beginning. However, it got much better towards the end, and I'm working my way through the second book at the moment. I would recommend it.
     
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    I finished both Kingkiller books. So good. I love the adventure theme (small story lines instead of one big one). I didn't like the sex in the book.
    The Fae section kinda sucked, and I didn't like how Kvothe's relations are pretty much a teenage wet dream.

    Wasn't Firefight a bit disappointing with length? I wanted more! :p
     
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    Yeah, I agree with you on the entire fae section. That scene dragged on a little too long, and the whole sex thing with Felurian was just too much for too long.
    However, I still really enjoy the books as a whole. Also, Patrick Rothfuss is working with Lionsgate on getting a movie deal and TV series worked out, you can read about it here.

    And yeah, the end of Firefight came way too soon. Talk about a cliffhanger. Great books, looking forward to the last one.
     
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    is this how it's done?
    Okay. I really couldn't agree more about the
    Fae
    scene. It's boring and long. Aside from that I think I love everything in the books. I can't wait for book 3. I have waited 2-3 years already.

    I am still crunching away on Eragon book 3. I have about 7 hours left on it. I keep getting the feeling that the world is actually shallow but they try to make it seem deep by continuously pulling out new names and history out of their ass with no prior reference. I may have high expectations after having read Tolkien and Rothfuss. The story is quite catching though.
     
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    This is the case in many books,movies and games
     
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    Yeah, the wait for book 3 has been long. I read Wise Man's Fear in one sitting on the day it was released in 2011, it's been a long wait since.

    Eragon, for me, falls into the category of "Great when I read it when I was younger, pretty terrible now that I've branched out and read so many different books."

    It is LITERALLY Star Wars Episodes 4-6 in a Fantasy world. Young boy lives on farm with Uncle, Uncle dies from fire, Boy runs away with Wise Old Man. Wise Old Man gives him his Father's Sword. Boy joins the rebels, one of the big bad guys is his father, etc.
     
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    Some stories are messed up and making a twist on the reader's imagination or it's way of thinking.. :wink:

    I read tons of books about pick-locking and CCTV Sabotage. It was enjoying to read it so I tried numerous times on pick-locking some of the principal doors in school and trying to remove the wires of the CCTV and worked <3 Reading the Anarchist's cookbook it's also fun and enjoying. So as Noli Me Tangere & El Filibusterismo By: J.P Rizal is a fun way to understand the culture of the Filipinos in 17-18th Century.
     
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    we should make a warcraft creep paste... I'm really sorry if this is the wrong section, but I'm really puzzled where I should write it?

    Readers lodge was my best guess...

    I'm not writing it!