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Post  azer on Tue May 31, 2011 7:11 pm

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Post  trickynik on Tue May 31, 2011 7:53 pm

I honestly hate reading books. How can you ever want to read a book????? How???? It's so boring.
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Post  okohokonu on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:52 am

OH MY GOSH you've GOT to be kidding, right? OMG.

Oyah a series i liked: the Farsala trilogy, by... Hilari Bell:
Fall of a Kingdom
Rise of a Hero
Forging the Sword
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Post  eklipse13 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:51 am

trickynik wrote:I honestly hate reading books. How can you ever want to read a book????? How???? It's so boring.


It depends on the book. Fantasy? Definitely yes. Science Fiction? Yes. History? No. Textbook? NO. Biography? again, no. Get the picture?

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Post  trickynik on Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:00 am

I mostly hate all books. The only book I might actually read is "Departure" in the video game "Alan Wake", but of course that doesn't exist, and the novelized version isn't good.
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Post  Insanity on Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:15 pm

*mumbling* Note to self.... many Star Trek novels and maybe buy a few Stephen Fry books. Must reread all of my fave sci-fi serieses....
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Post  BobShmob on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:09 am

In the past two days I have read Water for Elephants and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Both very good books. If any of you have seen the movie Bladerunner, that was based off of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, although the books makes things a little bit more ambiguous than Bladerunner (IMO a good thing).
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Post  azer on Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:22 pm

Insanity wrote:*mumbling* Note to self.... many Star Trek novels and maybe buy a few Stephen Fry books. Must reread all of my fave sci-fi serieses....

Star Trek Novels are TERRIBLE. Seriously. Film/TV adaptations in general are pretty bad, especially when there are so many good books out there.
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:11 pm

Haven't posted any books recently so I'll just say that I've read couple books by Ted Dekker recently and it is official: he is my favorite author. He is so amazing. Howwwwww does he come up with so many original brilliant ideas? He is one of the few authors that I've read books by that can completely flip the plot around so that everything you understood previously is wrong -multiple times sometimes. He does this for every book. Really, he is amazing.

Books I have read by Ted Dekker:
Skin
The Priest's Graveyard
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(And hopefully soon I can add House to this list...)
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Post  Insanity on Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:46 pm

azer wrote:
Insanity wrote:*mumbling* Note to self.... many Star Trek novels and maybe buy a few Stephen Fry books. Must reread all of my fave sci-fi serieses....

Star Trek Novels are TERRIBLE. Seriously. Film/TV adaptations in general are pretty bad, especially when there are so many good books out there.

Wait what? What film/tv adaptations? And what books would you be referring to? Are you even a fan of Star Trek?
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Post  Mrs. Bone on Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:13 pm

One of the more obscure books by Ted Decker that I really enjoyed is Blink.

(The guy really has an affinity for one word titles!)

I believe He and Frank Peretti co-wrote a book about a haunted house which I was told was amazing.
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Post  eklipse13 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:40 pm

Yeah, that's House. I have read it, and thought it AMAZING.


Are you going to actually post more often, Mrs. Bone?

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Post  Insanity on Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:02 am

eklipse13 wrote:Are you going to actually post more often, Mrs. Bone?

Because that would be *lovely*.

Also, Mrs. Bone, your signature is epic.
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Post  azer on Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:45 am

Insanity wrote:
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Insanity wrote:*mumbling* Note to self.... many Star Trek novels and maybe buy a few Stephen Fry books. Must reread all of my fave sci-fi serieses....

Star Trek Novels are TERRIBLE. Seriously. Film/TV adaptations in general are pretty bad, especially when there are so many good books out there.

Wait what? What film/tv adaptations? And what books would you be referring to? Are you even a fan of Star Trek?

I am indeed a fan, although I have a great preference for the original series/films over everything else (though the new film was good). As for adaptations, I am referring to novel adaptations of either film or tv series, either directly adapting a film/episode or just being set in the same universe (which amounts to fanfiction in my opinion, something I despise). As I have previously stated, I do not think this turns out well or is a good idea. With so many novels with original and engaging plots, characters, and ideas out there, I really look at such things as a bit of a waste of time.
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Post  Insanity on Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:26 pm

azer wrote:
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Insanity wrote:*mumbling* Note to self.... many Star Trek novels and maybe buy a few Stephen Fry books. Must reread all of my fave sci-fi serieses....

Star Trek Novels are TERRIBLE. Seriously. Film/TV adaptations in general are pretty bad, especially when there are so many good books out there.

Wait what? What film/tv adaptations? And what books would you be referring to? Are you even a fan of Star Trek?

I am indeed a fan, although I have a great preference for the original series/films over everything else (though the new film was good). As for adaptations, I am referring to novel adaptations of either film or tv series, either directly adapting a film/episode or just being set in the same universe (which amounts to fanfiction in my opinion, something I despise). As I have previously stated, I do not think this turns out well or is a good idea. With so many novels with original and engaging plots, characters, and ideas out there, I really look at such things as a bit of a waste of time.

I see what you mean -- I wasn't referring to *those* Star Trek novels. Those are adaptations of already-existing content. Bleh -- I agree. I'm just talking about books that were just written to take place *in* the Star Trek universe/timeline. Like really long, published fanfictions. XD I've read one... I liked it quite a bit, and got a whole list of recommendations for a few more I'm anticipating to take out.

Maybe tomorrow. YAY LIBRARY.
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Post  Mrs. Bone on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:18 pm

One of my favorite series I picked up last year only because of the title.

"Bone" comics by JefF Smith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_(comics)

It is a 10 book Graphic novel. The comic is a cross between LOTR fantasy action and a Calvin and Hobbs-ish humor.
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Post  trickynik on Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:47 pm

Kurtis loves Bone books... or did, he finished them
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Post  azer on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:19 pm

Mrs. Bone wrote:One of my favorite series I picked up last year only because of the title.

"Bone" comics by JefF Smith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_(comics)

It is a 10 book Graphic novel. The comic is a cross between LOTR fantasy action and a Calvin and Hobbs-ish humor.

Kurtis lent me a book with all of those in one volume, and I finished it that afternoon-evening> It is quite good.
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Post  eklipse13 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:06 am

I read that a while ago, I really loved it!

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Post  BobShmob on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:50 pm

Mrs. Bone wrote:One of my favorite series I picked up last year only because of the title.

"Bone" comics by JefF Smith
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_(comics)

It is a 10 book Graphic novel. The comic is a cross between LOTR fantasy action and a Calvin and Hobbs-ish humor.

I love those books. Like Asher, I borrowed the complete thing from Kurtis. Also by Jeff Smith is a currently-in-progress graphic novel called "RASL." It is quite good, though much darker (and also slightly inappropriate at times).
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Post  Kris on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:11 pm

Hey, I read a couple of those books. They were decent, I guess.
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Post  IzNotSpontaneous on Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:04 pm

eklipse13 wrote:Yeah, that's House. I have read it, and thought it AMAZING.
yep, that book is on my next to read list. My two favorite authors working together on 1 book, can't wait to read it! Happy
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