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Life Is The Path wrote:
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Tonight I plan to start re-reading "John Dies At The End" by David Wong. It's sequel, "The Book Is Full Of Spiders (Seriously Dude, Don't Touch it)" came in the mail last week.

Here's the trailer for the movie adaptation of John Dies At The End (for those not familiar with it). It's supposed to come out in Early 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgrB7eaiFQQ


Isn't he the guy who writes for Cracked?


Yes he is. His Cracked articles often reference the books (in that he's often jokingly "buy this book!" or "this dude's a great author.")
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This is SO meta:

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Dancelittleewok wrote:
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Aaaaaand purchased.
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JainaSolo wrote:
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I'm reading The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner (per Jaina's recommendation) and A Graveyard For Lunatics by Ray Bradbury.


Hey! How did you know it was me?

There's a link to your blog in your profile. I saw it and put two and two together (JediChick = JainaSolo). Wink

I may need to put my two books on hold due to school reading though.
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I'm reading the second book in the Twilight Giants Trilogy by Troy Denning. I like his stories about Giants. They're both fun and amusing.
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Reepicheep wrote:
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I'm reading The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner (per Jaina's recommendation) and A Graveyard For Lunatics by Ray Bradbury.


Hey! How did you know it was me?

There's a link to your blog in your profile. I saw it and put two and two together (JediChick = JainaSolo). Wink


Hmm... Yeah, I should've expected that you'd put Sherlock on this case... Just kidding! Smile
I'm currently rereading Wings because I finally got a chance to read the last book in the series. Too bad I didn't remember anything that happened in the previous three, so this is where I ended up, reading the whole series all over again.
But, no complaints here! It's very well written books! Razz
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Yep, the two books I mentioned earlier are on hold for now.

I am now reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde for school. The Book Thief is pretty good so far.
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Finished The Liar. It was thoroughly entertaining. There were things I didn't like about it - chiefly the regular swapping of time periods, sometimes without clear indication of when it is (at one point I was imagining Healey as an old man, when in fact he was only about 1Cool, the main plot didn't really kick in until the last 100 pages or so, and the writing style is a little rough. As it's Stephen Fry's first novel, though, I felt rather lenient. Mainly because it was incredibly witty, charming and the twist at the end was superb. I'd quite recommend it. However, if you weren't a fan of Luceno's use of big words (to a degree that it hindered the book), you may not enjoy this book. Fry makes Luceno look like an amateur, in that regard.

I'm now reading Hunger Games. Sufficient time has passed since the hullaballoo a few months ago, and I'd forgotten most of what was said of it, so I thought now would be a good time to read it. Even then, I went in to it overly critical, not liking it very much, but it quickly grew on me. Katniss, especially. Well, at one point, when she got that 11, I did feel that she was encroaching on Mary Sue-ness, but looking back I don't think that's the case. She feels more rounded than that. Chiefly, she's quite a hard, somewhat unfriendly woman, and she's not presented in any other way - something that is ordinarily present in a 'Sue.
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In regards to a use of big words, did anyone else struggle with the Coruscant Nights books? I am an avid reader, so my vocabulary is decent. But I continually had to reference a dictionary. Words like ecumenopolis, phantasmagorical, etc. Neutral
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
In regards to a use of big words, did anyone else struggle with the Coruscant Nights books? I am an avid reader, so my vocabulary is decent. But I continually had to reference a dictionary. Words like ecumenopolis, phantasmagorical, etc. Neutral


I know 'phantasmagorical' (thanks Lewis Carroll) but 'ecumenopolis'...
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Ecumenopolis was in the first sentence. Now get this, it means "planet city", basically Coruscant in a nutshell. Not even a word we could use in real conversation. It's a word invented for fiction! Meh. Neutral
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
Ecumenopolis was in the first sentence. Now get this, it means "planet city", basically Coruscant in a nutshell. Not even a word we could use in real conversation. It's a word invented for fiction! Meh. Neutral


Its more of a fusion word. Ecumenical and 'polis' are words, so basically they just combined them.
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
In regards to a use of big words, did anyone else struggle with the Coruscant Nights books? I am an avid reader, so my vocabulary is decent. But I continually had to reference a dictionary. Words like ecumenopolis, phantasmagorical, etc. Neutral


Yeah, I kind of don't want to read a book written using the average person's vocabulary these days.

The other night my son and his GF were studying for their PSATs. I was amazed at the words they didn't know; words that I actually use in conversation. Honestly, I think it's because neither of them are big novel readers. Nothing wrong with broadening your vocabulary through reading.
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@Caedus: Yes, but it was like that throughout the book. Made it hard to read. To me, anyway.
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@Caedus: Yes, but it was like that throughout the book. Made it hard to read. To me, anyway.


I've been kind of avoiding those, but I could stand to add a few new words to my vocabulary. After Darth Plagueis I felt like I definitely needed some expansion, so maybe I'l just read these for that purpose.
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