What readest thou?

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Re: What readest thou?

Postby hobbit_of_narnia » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:36 am

I accidentally saw the R version of that movie. I was kind of shocked. :lol: I didn't know it was based off a book, though. That's pretty cool.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Ariel.of.Narnia » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:55 am

The book that I'm reading came out after the film, so, no, not based on that particular book. From what I understand, though, the elements seen in the film came from a number of biographies and letters and other personal paraphernalia, etc..
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby anunknownpevensie » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:24 pm

The Enchanted Forest Chronicles are a MUST. As good as Middle Earth and Narnia, but in a different way. Very classic writing. High quality stories.

Also going through the Percy Jackson related series. Like Heros of Olympus, Gods of Asgard, Kane Chronicles, Trials of Apollo. If you don't mind cheap, exciting, and very funny writing and LOTS of mythology, you might like them all.

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Re: What readest thou?

Postby ShiofNarnia » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:46 am

Been forever since I've posted ... :) But just finished "Gathering Blue," the second book in The Giver Quartet. Anybody else read these? I'm gonna begin the third book, "Messenger," next.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Ariel.of.Narnia » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:26 am

The Giver... isn't there a movie based on that? That's seriously as far as my knowledge goes, heh-heh.

Decided I wanted to re-read the Passages series by Paul McCusker again, so I started Darien's Rise today.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby anunknownpevensie » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:26 am

Hello Shi. :)

Okay i actually have prospect of working at a bookstore..... idk really any specs though.
the Beyonders series by Brandon Mull are a very gooood read. Yes, magic, I warn. Lots of a.... unique magic as well. The stories have a lot of great characters and morals. And it has a homeschooler as one of the main characters.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby ShiofNarnia » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:33 pm

Hullo! :) @anunknownpevensie

@Ariel Yes they made a film a couple years ago and Jeff Bridges plays "The Giver." The books are very interesting. I'm on the third one now.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Ariel.of.Narnia » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:10 am

Since Friday was Hobbit Day, I decided I'd read TH since it's been at least a couple years. Just finished. And am thoroughly shocked to (re-)learn that Fili is the youngest (I assume Tolkien changed this later?), Bofur and Bombur are brothers and Bifur is their cousin (what?!), and that it was Dori who gave Bilbo a piggy-back in the goblin tunnels (for some reason, I thought it was Balin).
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby anunknownpevensie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:33 pm

Oh yes. :) Fun.
Minute details I wouldn't have remembered. That is good to know. :P

So I am looking for something good to plunge my nose into this fall.
A good exciting active but emotionally connecting series. Or more than one. Any suggestions?
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Ariel.of.Narnia » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:18 am

On impulse I started and then finished a Melanie Dickerson book, The Princess Spy. It got more mushy in the romance department as it went on (also, those characters pick some seriously bad moments to think about how close the other person's lips are... when you're 10 feet away from a guy who would kill you if he knew you were there, your top priority should be the preservation of your life), but the story itself was interesting enough that I wasn't willing to put it down to go to bed. Warning for definitely alluded-to adult content though.
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