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Hopefully. I've been buying all the other Dune books in my free time. They're all waiting for me, eyeing me evilly from the bookshevles. Laughing


The gaze...its hypnotic, yes?


Their gaze forces you to buy. It's a trap.

But knowing there's a trap is the first step in evading it.
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Finished Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25, a little over halfway through Michael Vey: Rise of the Elgen, and about a fifth of the way through Covered With Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at The Battle of Gettysburg. Enjoying all of them, especially Covered With Glory. Now I'm tempted to buy Boy Colonel of the Confederacy.


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I am reading C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath.
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Finshed Rise of the Elgen.

Still reading Covered With Glory and loving it. It's really amazing how the 26th North Carolina kept up their advance against the 24th Michigan that July 1st even with their comrades dropping like flies from the enemy fire - especially the color guard. Speaking of the color guard, I was very surprised to read that the 26th's two senior officers and one of General JJ Pettigrew's own staff officers actually carried the colors at different times for a few seconds during the advance.


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I'm trying to finish up A Dance with Dragons. This one's slow going.

I also got the first Mortal Instruments book from my library. Let's see if it manages not to be awful.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
I'm trying to finish up A Dance with Dragons. This one's slow going.


I've been working on A Storm of Swords. Not sure I'm going to continue after that.
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I'm trying to finish up A Dance with Dragons. This one's slow going.


I've been working on A Storm of Swords. Not sure I'm going to continue after that.


Is if because you want to be surprised when watching the show or because you just aren't interested? Because I love AFFC but ADWD didn't do it for me.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
I'm trying to finish up A Dance with Dragons. This one's slow going.


I've been working on A Storm of Swords. Not sure I'm going to continue after that.


Is if because you want to be surprised when watching the show or because you just aren't interested? Because I love AFFC but ADWD didn't do it for me.


I find myself getting bored of half the characters. Most of them are just traveling from one place to another for a thousand pages, with not enough action or intrigue happening in between. A Storm of Swords just feels way too long.
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“No. I am Ganner. This threshold is mine. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush. I don’t give a damn. None shall pass.”

“Eventually, we all betray something, Tahiri. It’s what you stay true to that counts.”

"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."


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Finished Sense and Sensibility. In my opinion, the weakest of her novels.

Now reading an old favourite of mine: The Warlord Chronicles: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. I got a little [a lot] bit excited about this a short while back, when reading up on the books on TVTropes, and got a hankering to reread it. Then I open the book and remember how unwieldy some of the names are. Luckily, Cornwell has provided a list of how to pronounce some of the names.
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GrandMaster wrote:
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
I'm trying to finish up A Dance with Dragons. This one's slow going.


I've been working on A Storm of Swords. Not sure I'm going to continue after that.


Is if because you want to be surprised when watching the show or because you just aren't interested? Because I love AFFC but ADWD didn't do it for me.


I find myself getting bored of half the characters. Most of them are just traveling from one place to another for a thousand pages, with not enough action or intrigue happening in between. A Storm of Swords just feels way too long.


I get that. The whole story is a slow burn.

A pity though, a little over halfway through ASOS some real s*** goes down.
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Life Is The Path wrote:

Now reading an old favourite of mine: The Warlord Chronicles: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. I got a little [a lot] bit excited about this a short while back, when reading up on the books on TVTropes, and got a hankering to reread it. Then I open the book and remember how unwieldy some of the names are. Luckily, Cornwell has provided a list of how to pronounce some of the names.


I've read The Winter King and Enemy of God, but not Excalibur. Embarassed Seeing the events through the eyes of a character like Derfel was great. Mordred the Younger is a complete a**. A good and different take on Arthurian legend, but some scenes in both books did make me a little uncomfortable. (So did some scenes in Mists of Avalon, for that matter.) I thought the last line in Enemy of God was brillant: "But for us, who had kept our oaths, it was what we had always wanted, for now, in all but name, Arthur was King."


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Life Is The Path wrote:
Finished Sense and Sensibility. In my opinion, the weakest of her novels.

Now reading an old favourite of mine: The Warlord Chronicles: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell. I got a little [a lot] bit excited about this a short while back, when reading up on the books on TVTropes, and got a hankering to reread it. Then I open the book and remember how unwieldy some of the names are. Luckily, Cornwell has provided a list of how to pronounce some of the names.

I do plan on reading these some day, but I don't have much money to spend on books due to schooling and such (and unfortunately my library does not have "The Warlord Chronicles"). So, when as I said ASAP, I meant it.

I'm reading Beowulf right now.
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Alan Skywalker V wrote:


I've read The Winter King and Enemy of God, but not Excalibur. Embarassed Seeing the events through the eyes of a character like Derfel was great. Mordred the Younger is a complete a**. A good and different take on Arthurian legend, but some scenes in both books did make me a little uncomfortable. (So did some scenes in Mists of Avalon, for that matter.) I thought the last line in Enemy of God was brillant: "But for us, who had kept our oaths, it was what we had always wanted, for now, in all but name, Arthur was King."


Having Derfel as the main character is, to my mind, Cornwell's masterstroke. From what I know of you, I think I can guess as to the type of scenes that made you uncomfortable, but what specifically? And I can't recall, off-hand, the Mists of Avalon scenes.

Also, read Excalibur, or you're dead to me Razz .

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I do plan on reading these some day, but I don't have much money to spend on books due to schooling and such (and unfortunately my library does not have "The Warlord Chronicles"). So, when as I said ASAP, I meant it.


That's okay, no pressure Smile . I just wanted you to read them, because I know you like Arthur, and that type of story, and thought you might like them. Also, they're my favourite stories by far, so I'm inclined to want everyone to read them.

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I'm reading Beowulf right now.


Which version? I've the Heaney version, which I thoroughly enjoyed, not least because it has the original version beside it.
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Reepicheep wrote:

I do plan on reading these some day, but I don't have much money to spend on books due to schooling and such (and unfortunately my library does not have "The Warlord Chronicles"). So, when as I said ASAP, I meant it.

I'm reading Beowulf right now.


Does your library do Interlibrary Loan? You might be able to get it that way.
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I'm reading Beowulf right now.


Which version? I've the Heaney version, which I thoroughly enjoyed, not least because it has the original version beside it.


I also have the Heaney version with the original Anglo-Saxon beside it. I'm actually doing a knight book marathon right now. I'm attempting to read all the major fictional knight stories that I can get my hands on in chronological order from The Song of Roland to modern stories. I'll probably read The Song of Roland once I'm finished with Beowulf.

Btw is Derfel based on an existing Arthurian character or is he new?

@Taral: By Jove, it does! It looks like I'll be reading "The Warlord Chronicles" sooner than expected. I'll fit it into the reading plan I was talking about above.
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