What readest thou?

A place to discuss what you're reading, your favourite authors and books etc. Everything from the Classics to Shakespeare and Non-Narnian Fantasy works.

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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Lucy Took » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:15 am

I'm so glad to have someone recognize that the learning styles aren't clear cut! I tend to be an audio learner who has to keep my hands busy while listening to things, but I'm also in a visual field. Which has worked out great for me because I'll do the visual work while listening to educational podcasts.

I've been reading a lot of "junk food" books lately. Mostly from the YA section. I'm not going to grad school until fall, but I'm binging on drivel before I have to go back to reading stuff with actual depth. A little Doctor Who novel here, a Jane Austen official fanfic there (Death Comes to Pemberly. The book's OK, I actually would recommend the miniseries before I recommended the book. the BBC miniseries is pretty much unchanged from the book and the book's a tad on the dry side, though well researched. It captures the characters well, just not that "spark", but the miniseries acting brings in the spark) and I started reading the Percy Jackson series, which is a fun little diversion for a mythology geek given that the author clearly did some research.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby anunknownpevensie » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:55 am

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YA "junk food"? What about the Ranger's Apprentice series? I loved them but they certainly fit in that category :D

THE PERCY JACKSON DFHSLFHLEHF hehehe I ove those so much Xd
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Lucy Took » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:17 pm

I've actually not read Ranger's Apprentice, but it seems like something I probably eventually will read.

Junk Food would be pretty much anything that isn't required for me to analyze for a class or isn't non-fiction. :P Though I would probably exclude things that actually are meant to prove a point and/or take some time and thoughtfulness to read, like most classics.

I guess I'm just saying I'm doing some fun reading.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby anunknownpevensie » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:38 pm

Ranger's Apprentice are certainly very good stories, although not high quality writing. But very very very enjoyable :P

Yeah that makes sense. it's a good description for it. :D
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Ariel.of.Narnia » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:14 am

Spent three hours on the couch today since I'm crazy sore from yesterday's 1.5-to-2-hour workout (the couch was the most comfortable place to be; ordinarily, I would have been on the computer), so I put it to good use and finished American Sniper. (Warning: This book has a lot of foul language and several anecdotes that are not TLC-friendly! As much as I enjoyed the book overall, I do not recommend it.)

I intend on starting The Boy in the Striped Pajamas tomorrow.

And, since I decided I was going to join in on my library's winter reading program, I hope to do a lot of reading before the end of February. Which will hopefully mean that the number of unread items on my now-rendered-inadequate bookself will dwindle. :roll:

Jan 8 edit: Finished The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Starting The Book Thief tomorrow.
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Ariel.of.Narnia » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:46 am

Just finished The Book Thief. Note that this is not TLC-friendly, however good it was. The main sector of problematic content are many uses of Jesus' name as an exclamation, a couple handfuls of other swears, and a lot of crude name-calling.
I have to hand it to the author: he write almost poetically. He has a curious way of phrasing things and makes the oddest metaphors, but it speaks ideas with its own vividness. Which is what I'm largely blaming for having made me cry at the end.

Now to figure out what to read next....
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Re: What readest thou?

Postby Ariel.of.Narnia » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:35 am

Read Neil Gaiman's Stardust, which, while fun enough, is not TLC-friendly due to the inclusion of two adult scenes. I think the main thing I appreciated about it was that everything tied together somehow. No loose ends whatsoever that I noticed!

Anyway. Now I'm reading Boxen, which I acquired in Oxford and only read two short selections of at The Eagle and Child. :)
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