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  Reepicheep
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Also, I'll be reading along with Crash Course: Literature this winter, which will include:
The Odyssey by Homer
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Hamlet by Bill Shakespeare
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Beloved by Toni Morrison

I didn't now Crash Course Literature was starting back up! That makes me want to follow along as well, but I have too many other reading lists already lol.
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I just started "The Tudor Plot" by Steve Berry.


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Finished reading Kevin J. Anderson's Kindle serial The Dragon Business. Fun story. Takes place in medieval times and follows a group of scam artists who go around pretending to slay dragons. It also pokes fun at storytelling and includes modern references.
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Reepicheep wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
Also, I'll be reading along with Crash Course: Literature this winter, which will include:
The Odyssey by Homer
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Hamlet by Bill Shakespeare
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Beloved by Toni Morrison

I didn't now Crash Course Literature was starting back up! That makes me want to follow along as well, but I have too many other reading lists already lol.


Yea, I'm not sure exactly when it's starting (when Crash Course US History is done). I give them money on Subbable, and so they emailed me that syllabus for the next few months of videos.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Finished reading Kevin J. Anderson's Kindle serial The Dragon Business. Fun story. Takes place in medieval times and follows a group of scam artists who go around pretending to slay dragons. It also pokes fun at storytelling and includes modern references.


Isn't that basically Dragonheart?
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Similar, but no talking dragons in this one, and the dragons aren't going along with the scheme.
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So no Sean Connery? I can see I won't be liking that book.
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So no Sean Connery? I can see I won't be liking that book.


Did you plan on reading it in his voice? Wink
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Is that not how people normally read books?
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Life Is The Path wrote:
Is that not how people normally read books?


This is a debate my wife and I have. When I read, I picture all the people and I hear all the voices. The most interesting characters get unique voices, often based on the actor who played some variation of them in a show or movie, or me just saying "this guy will sound like the G-Man from Half-Life."

My wife does not do this at all. But she also reads significantly faster than I do. I suspect the act of hearing the voices forces you to slow down a bit.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
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Is that not how people normally read books?


This is a debate my wife and I have. When I read, I picture all the people and I hear all the voices. The most interesting characters get unique voices, often based on the actor who played some variation of them in a show or movie, or me just saying "this guy will sound like the G-Man from Half-Life."

My wife does not do this at all. But she also reads significantly faster than I do. I suspect the act of hearing the voices forces you to slow down a bit.


Yeah, when I read, I have to make up a cast for the characters. It just seems awkward without doing that...
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Life Is The Path wrote:
Is that not how people normally read books?


This is a debate my wife and I have. When I read, I picture all the people and I hear all the voices. The most interesting characters get unique voices, often based on the actor who played some variation of them in a show or movie, or me just saying "this guy will sound like the G-Man from Half-Life."

My wife does not do this at all. But she also reads significantly faster than I do. I suspect the act of hearing the voices forces you to slow down a bit.


I definitely read slower when I try to give the characters voices. The only times I ever do it is when actors have actually played the characters, like Star Wars books, but I usually give up after a couple pages because of how much it slows me down.
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What kills me is when I give a character a voice and I cannot recall who's voice it is that I gave them. I remember the voice perfectly, and it fits the character perfectly, but I'll finish the book and still not have a clue who that was.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
What kills me is when I give a character a voice and I cannot recall who's voice it is that I gave them. I remember the voice perfectly, and it fits the character perfectly, but I'll finish the book and still not have a clue who that was.


It's Jason Momoa. Trust me. It's always Jason Momoa.

He's the voice of so many characters I read. Including, for example, Darth Bane and Drax the Destroyer.
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Did anyone here ever think of giving a character the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger? Laughing
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