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I'm finishing up my re-read of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and am moving onto The Song of the Nibelungs.
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I'm reading a manuscript to a book a friend of mine wrote called "Helen's Crown." The book would be considered Historical Fiction genre.


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AdmiralSteven wrote:
I'm reading a manuscript to a book a friend of mine wrote called "Helen's Crown." The book would be considered Historical Fiction genre.


Synopsis? I like historical fiction and am always on the lookout for new stuff.
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I finished slogging through A Storm of Swords, which thankfully picked up in the last third and had a very good cliffhanger, so I moved on to A Feast for Crows, and have now started A Dance with Dragons. I've heard that a lot of people don't like these two, but I really liked AFfC and I am enjoying ADwD much more than I did ASoS.


I've yet to finish ADwD, despite much effort. I don't dislike it, but it just doesn't capture my attention like the first three books.

I also read Divergent. It was...ok.
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Reepicheep wrote:
I'm finishing up my re-read of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and am moving onto The Song of the Nibelungs.


Out of curiosity, there are two ways to read the Narnia series, correct? Which way, do you think, should a newcomer to the series read it?
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^ Publication for sure. All new copies of the series are published in chronological order, so you just have to ignore the numbers on the spine.

Publication order is:

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)
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:

I've yet to finish ADwD, despite much effort. I don't dislike it, but it just doesn't capture my attention like the first three books.


The 'rents have been watching Season 1 of GOT and Mom wants to read the books - so do I - so I ordered the 5 volume PB box set Saturday and it shipped this morning. Hopefully it'll be here before the week's out.


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Caedus_16 wrote:
AdmiralSteven wrote:
I'm reading a manuscript to a book a friend of mine wrote called "Helen's Crown." The book would be considered Historical Fiction genre.


Synopsis? I like historical fiction and am always on the lookout for new stuff.


In short, it's about some gold that a German archaeologist, by the name of Heinrich Schlieman, found in what was once the Ottoman Empire that was supposedly linked to Helen of Troy. During WWII, this gold was taken by the Russians and the Germans are trying to get it back. There is, of course, the intrigue that goes along with the story. According to what my friend told me it the main events in the story, the gold, where it was buried and the murder that took place right after the burial of the gold, actually took place. There are some events and characters and what not that have been added, but it's a good read so far.


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Reepicheep wrote:
^ Publication for sure. All new copies of the series are published in chronological order, so you just have to ignore the numbers on the spine.

Publication order is:

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)


But, but, but the numbers command it, and it must be so!

Thanks, Reep!
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A Song of Ice and Fire Book I: A Game of Thrones. Very good so far; I'm up to the end of Eddard's first POV chapter.


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I'll loo forward to hearing your thoughts on the book, Alan. You watched the show first, I think? I read the book first, so I wonder how our impressions will stack up.
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Since a few people here have read/are readinf ASoIaF and Game of Thrones has been discussed in the TV thread, maybe it should have it's own thread like we do with Walking Dead?
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I think that's a good idea, yes.
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Sorry to disappoint you, Pdame, but I haven't watched the show at all, and I'm not permitted to. Even though I'm more than old enough to watch Thrones as well as Tudors and Rome, Dad and Mom both nixed letting me watch them because of the explict sexual content.

I think a separate ASOIAF thread would be a good idea.


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I finally finished Mockingjay. A great book, though my least favourite of the trilogy (but, like with Star Wars movies, my least favourite is still like a 7/10).

It was just so different from the other two books (which, I guess, it needed to be), but I preferred the previous two, particularly Catching Fire.

Next up: Rot & Ruin, a Zombie book by Jonathan Maberry.

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

Probably won't read all of them (slow reader, some harder to get than others). But I'll check it out.
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