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  Life Is The Path
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Finished TCW novelisation. One thing I really liked about it was that Traviss played up the Togruta-predator card. I'd never really thought of Ahsoka in those terms before, and it added something to her that I found quite appealing. It also went a small way to explaining her ... enthusiasm in the beginning of the series. Though that was explained by several other things, too, which made me warm to early Ahsoka in a way I hadn't before.

I'm now reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It's not something I'd normally be interested in, but I'm reading it because it's one of the books in a collection. That being the 100 Classic Books Collection - a game for the Nintendo DS. I've been meaning to make my way through it, ever since I came across another list of 100 books to read. That one was posted on here by Reep, if I remember correctly, but I can't find it. I'll edit it in when I have.

Although, I think my attempt to go through these 100 books would have been made easier, if I hadn't just ordered 4 other books from Amazon ....

EDIT: Found it:
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^ I plan on doing that list one day. Probably when I'm finished with the Great Books of the Western World. Bookworm forever. Cool
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Very Happy

I'd like to, too. Luckily my Collection game has a small number of the ones on your BBC list, so I can make a headway on both.
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The other day, my wife reorganized our bookshelf. Not by author, but by subject. And it flows surprisingly cleanly from one subject to the next. Space Sci-Fi to Robot Sci-Fi to General Sci-Fi to Dystopian (usually sci-fi-ish) to Zombies (cause Zombie stories are often apocalyptic) to Vampires to each different monster to High Fantasy to Absurdist fiction to regular fiction etc.

If you're looking for one specific book it can be hard, but if you're all "I want to read about Demons today" (which is how my wife picks books) she can just look at one section.
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I like that way. My books are organised in, well, piles, and if I want to read one I have to suffer through several of the things falling onto me, to get the one I want (also, this is how they say 'hello' whenever I open the door).

Finished Little Women. It was pretty good. Good, strong characters, quite forward thinking for its time, though with some obvious productions of the era - nice guy syndrome 'I'm nice to you, so you owe me marriage!' kind of thing - and an almost soothing plot. The blurb was a little misleading, but didn't really detract from the story.

EDIT: Complete forgot to say: now reading Emma by Jane Austen.
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Hello! Smile


I'm about half way through A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin -- the audio version. This way, I can get my book on while I work too. Cool

For those of you who have not experienced the audio version of A Song of Ice and Fire -- it is read by the great Roy Dotrice.
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Just finished Penn Jillette's "God no..." a very funny read about his life as an atheist, skeptic and magician. Not for the easily offended.
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I finished The Element of Fire by Martha Wells. It was kind of like a three musketeers novel but with sorcerers and fay. Pretty cool story and I really loved the ending.
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I've made it to A Feast for Crows in A Song of Ice and Fire. I need someone to share my feelings with. I'm dying here.
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I put a pause on Soulless to read "The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Pllanet" by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

I'm the one at family gatherings that corrects people when they try to say that there are nine planets Smile
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Queen Padmθ Skywalker wrote:
I've made it to A Feast for Crows in A Song of Ice and Fire. I need someone to share my feelings with. I'm dying here.


What's your issue with Feast, Padme? I'm doing a series reread right now.
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I've read the ASOIAF series! I'd guess the issue was more with the preceding book!


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Queen Padmθ Skywalker wrote:
I've made it to A Feast for Crows in A Song of Ice and Fire. I need someone to share my feelings with. I'm dying here.


This is a safe place Padme, express!
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Ok, here I go.

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Feast gets a lot of slag, but I thought it wasn't too bad. I knew beforehand that it was slower than the previous books, so maybe that helps. I also followed along with a blog of a first time reader giving their thoughts chapter by chapter.

People complained that it was all descriptions of landscapes and heraldrey... yes, it's a fantasy series. I guess people didn't want that because they were used to watching an HBO boobs and blood show.

The purpose of Brienne's quest was to show everything that had happened in the Riverlands since we left off. We knew from the start that her intended goal was not going to happen, what did you think was going to happen?

I hate everything about the Iron Islanders except for Asha, but I've come to accept that is just as much a part of the series as anything else. I loved all the Dorne stuff. Because the first three books had more or less the same POV's people tend to forget that there are no "main characters", it's about anyone who is playing a part in The Game.

For me Dance was way worse than Feast. If you hated seeing characters you don't like act stupid and do nothing, just wait till the "main" characters do the same thing in the next book, especially Dany.
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