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Old 12-26-2014, 04:43 AM
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I'm reading some biographies and nonfiction right now, but in the past few months i've picked a few classics from the book store, such as:

Romeo and Juliet- William Shakespeare
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen
Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens
Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
Little Women- Louisa May Alcott

I plant tot read these soon, anyone else like classics?
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:38 PM
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Between Shades of Grey- idk the author
BUT READ IT PLEASE IT IS BEAUTIFUL

It's about this one holocaust that was happening during The Holocaust that not many people know about and it is one of the best books I have ever read... so pick it up if you want an amazing ride.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:09 PM
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Right now I'm reading The Fellowship of the Ring as well as Romeo and Juliet
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:56 PM
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currently reading Dune by Frank Herbert and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, and they're both absolutely fantastic.

They're both fantasies, but very different– Dune is an epic sic-fi written in the 1960's (ish idk), and The Lies of Locke Lamora was published in 2006, as a debut novel. I'd recommend Dune to anyone who loves epics– any Brandon Sanderson, J RR Tolkien, etc. novels (I haven't read any George RR Martin yet so I'm not sure if it'd be fitting), especially if you like a fantasy/sci-fi blend. It's omniscient third-person, which has shown a lot more interesting things than I'd expected from it, and it has absolutely fabulous characters. It has surprisingly... modern writing for an 'old' novel, but Herbert has an excellent vocabulary, and it's never dull– although be warned, if you do read it, the first 40 or so pages are confuuuusing (so many characters ahh). But Dune has great characters, and setting, and there are so many overlapping themes and plots that it's easy to be sucked in.

The Lies of Locke Lamora is very different. I absolutely love it (been switching between it and Dune for two days... almost done it...), but it's more like The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's fear by Patrick Rothfuss, in the way that it's a relatively focused story in a huge, heavily developed world. The setting is one thing I love– instead of the cliché English medieval world, it's more like Venice–, and the author put an incredible amount of detail into it. The novel is sorta oddly structured, because there are long chapters split into small scenes (which have an odd layout in themselves), and it's unevenly split into the present day, in which Locke Lamora is in his twenties, and the past, where he's around seven. It's probably for a more... mature audience (*coughcoughnopornyetbutsomemention*) (*coughcoughtheyalsosayfuckeveryotherword*), but it's a really good book. I absolutely love the characters (mm Locke Lamora imeanwat), and Scott Lynch wrote some fantastic descriptive passages. Plus, there's excellent humour in it– mainly dirty jokes, but oh well– and there are a good few plotlines that're well interwoven.

So. Yeah. Didn't mean to rant, bUT YOU SHOULD READ THOSE BOOKS. ((I haven't read for forever okay let me obsess)) ((gawd nikki needs to READ MORE)) If you like epic fantasy or sci-fi, try Dune first (it also has a lot of political and religious elements, which I find very appealing). If you prefer more close, character-focused stories, try The Lies of Locke Lamora. But both are excellent. I love both. <3333
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:22 PM
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currently reading Dune by Frank Herbert and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch, and they're both absolutely fantastic.

They're both fantasies, but very different– Dune is an epic sic-fi written in the 1960's (ish idk), and The Lies of Locke Lamora was published in 2006, as a debut novel. I'd recommend Dune to anyone who loves epics– any Brandon Sanderson, J RR Tolkien, etc. novels (I haven't read any George RR Martin yet so I'm not sure if it'd be fitting), especially if you like a fantasy/sci-fi blend. It's omniscient third-person, which has shown a lot more interesting things than I'd expected from it, and it has absolutely fabulous characters. It has surprisingly... modern writing for an 'old' novel, but Herbert has an excellent vocabulary, and it's never dull– although be warned, if you do read it, the first 40 or so pages are confuuuusing (so many characters ahh). But Dune has great characters, and setting, and there are so many overlapping themes and plots that it's easy to be sucked in.

The Lies of Locke Lamora is very different. I absolutely love it (been switching between it and Dune for two days... almost done it...), but it's more like The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's fear by Patrick Rothfuss, in the way that it's a relatively focused story in a huge, heavily developed world. The setting is one thing I love– instead of the cliché English medieval world, it's more like Venice–, and the author put an incredible amount of detail into it. The novel is sorta oddly structured, because there are long chapters split into small scenes (which have an odd layout in themselves), and it's unevenly split into the present day, in which Locke Lamora is in his twenties, and the past, where he's around seven. It's probably for a more... mature audience (*coughcoughnopornyetbutsomemention*) (*coughcoughtheyalsosayfuckeveryotherword*), but it's a really good book. I absolutely love the characters (mm Locke Lamora imeanwat), and Scott Lynch wrote some fantastic descriptive passages. Plus, there's excellent humour in it– mainly dirty jokes, but oh well– and there are a good few plotlines that're well interwoven.

So. Yeah. Didn't mean to rant, bUT YOU SHOULD READ THOSE BOOKS. ((I haven't read for forever okay let me obsess)) ((gawd nikki needs to READ MORE)) If you like epic fantasy or sci-fi, try Dune first (it also has a lot of political and religious elements, which I find very appealing). If you prefer more close, character-focused stories, try The Lies of Locke Lamora. But both are excellent. I love both. <3333
They sound like my kind of story. I've put The Lies of Locke Lamora on hold for now, hopefully it'll come in soon. o3o (but daaaang 700 and some pages??? unless i'm mistaken i'll probably end up holding it multiple time ahaha)
I might wait to read Dune afterwards (considering that it's more of an epic).
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:15 AM
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They sound like my kind of story. I've put The Lies of Locke Lamora on hold for now, hopefully it'll come in soon. o3o (but daaaang 700 and some pages??? unless i'm mistaken i'll probably end up holding it multiple time ahaha)
I might wait to read Dune afterwards (considering that it's more of an epic).
Yeahh they're definitely both ones of a kind c: (around that yeah haha but have you read The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear? almost 1000 pages ahh and The Way of Kings is even more)
I'm reading them both at the same time, but that's because I have to pace myself, because I'm doing one (or both) for a final project for school. c: But yeah, for Dune, it needs time– I had absolutely no idea what was going on for the first fifty pages cx
But yeah I strongly recommend both c:
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:20 AM
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I just finished the Stand by Stephen King
1,500 pages ;(
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:34 AM
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Allegiant- Veronica Roth :3
Break and Enter- somebody idk I'm reading it for book club.
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:32 AM
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Lol you guys are cute

I'm reading 6 books right now, and it's mostly because I'm doing a review website and becoming popular in reviewing on Goodreads (not gonna brag but totally gonna brag—68th best reviewer in Australia is pretty fking good if you ask me).

I'm reading Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Breeder by Casey Hays and also A Feast For Crows by George R. R. Martin.

(YES NIKKI WAY OF KINGS IS SO MOTHEREFFING GOOD I'm like 211 pages in and oh my god love <3)

The Name of the Wind is really good! I'm only 65 pages in, but it's really good so far and I love the characters; mostly Ben. :P

Bloodlines is really good! Not the best, but good.

A Feast For Crows is SO FREAKING GOOD. perfection. love.

Breeder is a good dystopian with a twist!

And guys recommendation time: read these

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (best book of this year so far for mee)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
These Broken Stars by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman
aaaaaand
First Year by Rachel E. Carter *nods*
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:45 AM
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MAURICE BY E. M. FORSTER IS SUCH A LOVELY LITTLE NOVEL
likE SERIOUSLY IF YOU WANT CLASSIC QUEER LITERATURE GO WITH MAURICE IT'S ADORABLE AND EDWARDIAN
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