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@Hogy: No problem Smile .

@Skuls: I'm not finished yet, but I'm liking it so far. Not loving it, but I do think it's well written, and the story is fairly engaging (if a little slow in the beginning). The main character seems likeable, though not overly so. I mean, I don't dislike him, I'm just not entirely enamoured with him. That might be somewhat troublesome, as it's written in the first person. The other characters are quite intriguing, though.

Will post further thoughts when I've finished.
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Just finished Paper Towns. Now I'm starting Gail Carriger's Soulless.

Also, since I just re-watched Star Trek Into Darkness, I'm re-reading through all my new Star Trek comics Smile
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Picked up Analyzing Mad Men, a collection of essays. Yep. I'm not obsessed with Don Draper at all.
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I'm re-reading my beloved "Chronicles of Narnia". Very Happy
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Any specific book of the seven or just all of them?


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All seven. I'm reading in publication order and am currently reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
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That's the second one in publication order, isn't it? I must confess that I've only ever read Prince Caspian.


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Publication order:

1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950)
2. Prince Caspian (1951)
3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
4. The Silver Chair (1953)
5. The Horse and His Boy (1954)
6. The Magician's Nephew (1955)
7. The Last Battle (1956)

Chronological order:

1. The Magician's Nephew
2. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
3. The Horse and His Boy
4. Prince Caspian
5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
6. The Silver Chair
7. The Last Battle

"Publication order" is referring to the order they were originally published in. Modern copies print them in chronological order. The order was changed after Lewis's death. I'm one of the purists who prefers publication order and I'd certainly recommend publication order to first time readers.
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I'll put those on my reading list! Have you read The Letter for the King, Reepicheep? I noticed that you like knights. It's originally a dutch children's book by Tonke Dracht but it's a great book! Maybe your library will have it.


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My old Narnia collection had them in publication order I think. That's the order that I read a lonnnnnggg time ago.

The X-Files Season 10, a comic book continuation of the show, just came out! I found it a little confusing insofar as that it wasn't really clear whether it takes place after season 9 of the show or after the second film.


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PadawanSparkles wrote:
I'll put those on my reading list! Have you read The Letter for the King, Reepicheep? I noticed that you like knights. It's originally a dutch children's book by Tonke Dracht but it's a great book! Maybe your library will have it.


My library doesn't have it, but I'll keep an eye out for it when I have money to spare. Thanks for the recommend. Smile

I'm half Dutch by the way.
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You are half dutch? That's awesome! I'm from the Netherlands! It's actually quite likely that your dutch parent has read the book as the book was published in 1963. Do you speak or write dutch?


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I speak very, very little Dutch. Just a few common words/slangs. My favourite Dutch word is "gezellig". It's fun to say and I like the meaning - I don't think there's an English equivalent that does it justice.

I do feel semi-patriotic to the Netherlands though and was seriously depressed when the Dutch soccer team lost the final game to Spain in the last World Cup. Sad
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Hey Skuls, I just finished Icarus Hunt and - to be honest, I have no words for it at the moment. The story was phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. The writing was typical Zahn. If you like his writing style, you'll have no problem. If not - well, just fight through it, the story really is worth it. My earlier opinion about the main character, Jordan McKell, does still hold true - but to a much lesser extent. And this book definitely needs a reread or two. It's a shame I can't do that at the moment. But, seriously, you'll want to reread this after finishing it.
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I liked Icarus Hunt as well. I thought it was interesting reading a sci-fi story by Zahn outside of Star Wars. It's a neat plot and story.
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