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Old 05-15-2012, 08:50 AM   #13216
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It's a difficult read if you expect it to be a novel. It's more like a collection of myths and legends told in a variety of styles, occasionally repeating itself.

I've read it all the way through, and if you're interested in the back story to LoTR, it's fascinating.
Puh-leezee...

I'm a wanna-be Tolkien fan who wants to evolve into a Tolkien Geek. Thus, I will surely enjoy it.

I just ordered from The Book Depository, an Atlas of Middle Earth and a Complete Guide of Middle Earth.

Can't wait. HOO-RAY
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:58 AM   #13217
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Puh-leezee...

I'm a wanna-be Tolkien fan who wants to evolve into a Tolkien Geek. Thus, I will surely enjoy it.

I just ordered from The Book Depository, an Atlas of Middle Earth and a Complete Guide of Middle Earth.

Can't wait. HOO-RAY
I think your expectations are out of line for the book. You will find it very hard to read and you won't like it.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:59 AM   #13218
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I'm going to be finishing up [b]The 9th Judgement by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro later today. As for what to start, I'm not sure yet.
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Old 05-15-2012, 10:07 AM   #13219
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Next: A Rising Thunder by David Weber. The latest main-line Honor Harrington novel.
I enjoyed the book, and it would be unfair to say that nothing happens. But it's certainly just one more step in the saga without a significant story arc of its own.

Next up: Out of Whack by Jeff Strand.

I bought this back in 2005. I'm not sure why, now. But I suppose it's about time I tried reading it!
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:17 AM   #13220
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I think your expectations are out of line for the book. You will find it very hard to read and you won't like it.
I have to disappoint you. It's magnificent and I passed the first couple of chapters of which I thought to be brilliant. (Long live Melkor)
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #13221
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I have to disappoint you. It's magnificent and I passed the first couple of chapters of which I thought to be brilliant. (Long live Melkor)
Don't feel too bad. Jon thinks everybody's tastes are the same as his.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #13222
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Don't feel too bad. Jon thinks everybody's tastes are the same as his.
I dispute that statement.

He thinks everyone's tastes should be the same as his, and can't understand why they're not...
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:53 PM   #13223
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Boom! by Mark Haddon. A lovely book.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #13224
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I have two on the devices right now. I have The Cinderella Pact bt Sarah Strohmeyer from the library on the Overdrive app on my phone. It is cute so far and a breezy read. Despite having a busy, miserable, distracting, and long day yesterday, I got through 15%. That is good for me these days, when I only seem to be able to focus on reading when I'm on vacation.

I have Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie (purchased) on my Kobo and my tablet. It is the second in a series of historically set mysteries. They take place in Roman-occupied Britain and the protagonist is a wonderfully snarky Roman doctor. I'll come back to it after I finish "Cinderella Pact."
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:07 PM   #13225
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Just finished Have Glove, Will Travel by Bill ' Spaceman ' Lee.

-Very entertaining book for baseball fans. Some parts do seem a bit embellished to add more to the stories but I didn't mind because they were funny/entertaining to read. Book wraps up nicely and easy to read.

Just started reading 12 x 12 : A One Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream by William Powers
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:44 PM   #13226
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Boom! by Mark Haddon. A lovely book.
I'll have to put that on my list. I really enjoyed the curious incident one and have been meaning to read some more Haddon.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:59 PM   #13227
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I'm just finished Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and started Miscellaneous Essays. Both are by Thomas De Quincey.

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Old 05-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #13228
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I dispute that statement.

He thinks everyone's tastes should be the same as his, and can't understand why they're not...
Color me corrected...
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #13229
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I just started The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien and his son, Christopher Tolkien. Wish me luck, I heard it's a difficult read.
Also worthy of note; was the fact that Christopher Tolkien enlisted the help of Guy Gavriel Kay to finish parts of the Quenta Silmarillion. Just throwin' that fun fact out there... I'm not taking a stance on the good/bad, boring/exciting, worthy/unworthy front.

I'm reading Dan Abnett's Eisenhorn Omnibus (Warhammer 40k) right now.
(Had to break out my antique thumb and forefinger page-turning apparatus for this one. They'd been working independently of each other for so long now that they had a bit of trouble working in concert at first—I'm not afraid to admit.)

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #13230
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The Silmarillion is a wonderful book, but anyone who reads it expecting it to be like LOTR is certainly in for a shock. I wouldn't say it's a difficult read, but it's very "dense".
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