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29 Dec 2015, 20:07 #26

Books, that's my topic! *_*

Well, I'm a fan of Harry Potter - it taught me the love of reading. (Though I've always loved reading, but the required reading in school almost killed it out of me...)

But I also love Pride and Prejudice from Jane Austen. :)

Currently I'm reading 'Köd' (=Fog) from István Fekete, which is a collection of fishing and hunting-themed short stories.

BTW, anyone did the Reading Challenge 2015? (Read 50+2 books in this year).
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01 Jan 2016, 09:00 #27

I love to read.
I started reading Tamora Pierce's Tortall books in middle school and have read them all multiple times. Of course Harry Potter.
Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern series
Twilight. I read them before the movies and still enjoy them.
Anything by Jane Austen
I love Betty Neels for quick, easy, and happy escapism. Hey, I'm a nurse and I love a good medical romance.
I personally own over 5,000 real books and many thousand more in electronic form.
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19 Jan 2016, 06:13 #28

I read a lot of books, so it's virtually impossible to name a favorite book or series or genre. It's excruciating, so please never ask me that question XD

Recent books I've read and loved are The Suspect of Devotion X (crime), A Thousand Nights (YA, retelling of Arabian Nights), and the Fever series (fantasy).

I'm currently reading All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. It's quite an amusing nonfiction about the life of a country vet c:
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22 Jan 2016, 06:29 #29

Silverfoxkit @ Dec 29 2015, 03:16 PM wrote: I did read most of the Harry potter books back then, I am guilty of enjoying them
What's wrong with enjoying Harry Potter? I read all of them a couple of times over and I think they're great!
BTW, anyone did the Reading Challenge 2015? (Read 50+2 books in this year).
@Narumi
I did 54 for last year's challenge, and I have to say that I'm not going to aim that high again :lol: mind you, it's no easy feat to aim that high of so many books when you're already married and working 8 hours a day for five days a week. Congrats on having read 52 books :D so are you going to do it this year? As for me, I'm only aiming for 30 :P
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22 Jan 2016, 16:00 #30

My absolute favorite book is "Anne of Green Gables"! The last ones I've read were "Silber" ("Dream on" in english) and "Lockwood and Co. Book 2". I'm a big Jonathan Stroud Fan. :)
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21 Feb 2016, 16:32 #31

I am now currently reading the Cut & Run series.
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21 Feb 2016, 21:08 #32

I'm still recovering from Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere books, which I've been binge-reading since July last year. The most recent I read from him is Shadows of Self from his Mistborn series, and currently I lie every night in my bed and cry about how I have still NOT gotten the next book in that series, The Bands of Mourning, yet

Sanderson's Stormlight Archive books are one of my forever favourites. Two of the most well-rounded, incredibly written books I've ever read (someone please come and cry with me about Kaladin), and am impatiently awaiting the 3rd book in the series.

Also, I am SO delighted to discover in this thread folks who've read Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series! The fifth novel in the series is coming out soon and I'm suuuuper excited about it. Sword-wielding, badass, prince-saving, soldier-priest female protagonists fighting necromancy: sign me up man

I've always loved fantasy settings, so I naturally tend to read of this genre most. I used to read thriller/crime books, but I got tired of all the violence and unoriginal ideas that I repeatedly came across in them. Since there are a haven of fantasy writers I won't run out material to read, ever!

Oh, and the Harry Potter books, always a favourite too. So much childhood memories!
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07 Apr 2016, 15:43 #33

i read a lot of book. one of them is Pride and Prejudice and also harry potter series.
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12 Apr 2016, 01:05 #34

N. Schist @ Feb 21 2016, 09:08 PM wrote:I'm still recovering from Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere books, which I've been binge-reading since July last year. The most recent I read from him is Shadows of Self from his Mistborn series, and currently I lie every night in my bed and cry about how I have still NOT gotten the next book in that series, The Bands of Mourning, yet

Also, I am SO delighted to discover in this thread folks who've read Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series! The fifth novel in the series is coming out soon and I'm suuuuper excited about it. Sword-wielding, badass, prince-saving, soldier-priest female protagonists fighting necromancy: sign me up man
@N. Schist

Have you read Patrick Rothfuss' books yet? I already bought his The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear but have not read them yet. My husband, who's really into high fantasy stuff like The Wheel of Time, say that they're really great. He has also finished Sanderson's Mistborn series and right now I'm trying to get him hooked on The Old Kingdom :P
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23 Apr 2016, 14:09 #35

I did read Pride and Prejudice. and i want to read all Jane austen books..
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09 May 2016, 19:15 #36

It's been a while since I've last read but when I do decide to get back to it I'll probably immediately try to finish the Eragon book series that I started as a teen. Best book series for me and helped expand my vocabulary a lot. There is a new word I don't know every other page so have a dictionary on hand (Unless you read more than me and know a lot of words).
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17 May 2016, 15:12 #37

My favorite book will have to be "Age of Five" from Trudi Canavan, I actually re-read it quite often ;3. Her other Trilogies are great too ;3.
Then from other author would be "Artifacts of Power" by Maggie Furey, it was great too, tho I re-read it less XD.
"The Night Angel Trilogy" was nice too, from ones I read not long ago, and "Ranger's Apprentice" too, but I didn't finish all volumes of it yet ^^.

As one can notice, my favorite genre is fantasy ^^.
I liked Lord of the Ring and Witch World a lot too ;3.
Can't remember more titles at the moment, but there were few more ^^.
Anyone can recommend a fantasy book with magic and a strong, interesting main heroine?
I'd gladly check it out XD.
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31 May 2016, 16:37 #38

I prefer to read sci-fi and fantasy books. Some of my current favorites are the Tanner series by Elliot Kay (3 books so far), The Never Hero by T. Ellery Hodges, and the King's Dark Tidings by Kel Kade. However, I am especially waiting for the third book in Nelson Chereta's Dark Mage series. Unfortunately, he appears to have hit a major writer's block, and has either gave up on it or set it aside for now. The first book The Sort of Dark Mage was the funniest book I've ever read. Had to stop reading at several points because I couldn't see after crying in laughter.
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15 Jun 2016, 03:40 #39

I love, love, loooove books.
I'm actually re-reading Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Books." Particularly after the recent release of Disney's "The Jungle Book." It's so good. Bagheera is by far my favorite, always and forever.
Anything by Kij Johnson is pretty good. I feel like a lot of people in the forum would probably appreciate "The Fox Woman," or "Fudoki." She has a compilation of short stories titled "At the Mouth of the River of Bees" that's got some goodies in it. I really liked "At the Mouth of the River of Bees," and "The Cat that Walked a Thousand Miles." And "The Man that Bridged the Mist" definitely had some interesting story factors. "The Horse Raiders" was really good, as well.
"The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein is one of my favorite books of all time. Ever. It's so incredibly good.
If you're looking for a funny book that's simultaneously touching and informative, I also recommend "Furiously Happy" by Jenny Lawson. That one is golden.
"Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is a marvelous, marvelous read. It's super, duper hilarious. I highly recommend that one if you aren't easily offended. c:
Currently I'm also reading "Breakfast with Buddha" by Roland Merullo. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, but it's gotten some pretty glorious reviews, so I'm gonna try and stick it out and update my feelings on it later.
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16 Jul 2016, 14:42 #40

My favorite series (that is ongoing) is "The Girl at Midnight" (The newest book ["The Shadow Hour"] just came out!!). I'm currently reading "A Storm of Swords" by George R.R. Martin and multiple buddhist books c:
Another favorite book series of mine is The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel series c: (The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress+ more) and a favorite ongoing manga series of mine is Maid-Sama!
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16 Jul 2016, 21:31 #41

I had sort of stopped reading for a long time, but about 2-3 years ago learned how to read e-books on my phone. A few pages in a waiting room here, a few pages while eating lunch there, and end up doing a LOT of reading. It's great. <3 I just can't manage to cart around a physical book these days.

Recent faves:

Silo series by Hugh Howey - dystopian futuristic scifi with a strong female heroine. It is gripping to read, well thought out, I am going to be rereading this multiple times in my life.

Shades of Magic series by Victoria Schwab - great fantasy with exciting characters. Can't wait for next book to come out!

Throne of Glass series by Sarah Maas - Fantasy, with a dark and conflicted heroine. Book 1 was kind of a cheesy Hunger Games type book but has really developed into a tight story. Recently finished book 3 and couldn't put it down.

Does anyone know the Earthsea books? Sort of older but were a really fun read.

Others have mentioned Tamora Pierce, A Song of Ice and Fire and the Lunar Chronicles. I love these as well!
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02 Nov 2016, 04:54 #42

I totally love Chronicles of Nick, If you like OP characters, you'll love this.
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28 Aug 2017, 20:42 #43

I haven't read anything recently for English books, though I recently purchased the first volume of Harry Potter and am planning to get around to reading it "sometime"&#153;. I also really like Hakushaku to Yousei, but as I'm sure you can guess from the title, that's not English.
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23 Oct 2017, 12:05 #44

Choco_Pudding @ Aug 28 2017, 08:42 PM wrote:I haven't read anything recently for English books, though I recently purchased the first volume of Harry Potter and am planning to get around to reading it "sometime"&#153;. I also really like Hakushaku to Yousei, customer offers at mfortune casino app - view more here but as I'm sure you can guess from the title, that's not English.
Harry Potter should be read by everyone :) Really great book :)
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