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Old April 5th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Yeah! So many people are missing out on a lot of (insert your preferred adjective here) Northern-European literature because it's only been translated into English, but not castellano .
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Old April 5th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #77 (permalink)
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i've started to read spellbound.
i'm impressed of how easy it's for me to read in english.
i had never tried to read an entire book in english (yes stupid me) and i'm starting to like it very much because it isn't traumatic or difficult at all!!!!
for now i'm at page 50 so nothing has really happened, the main character hasn't meet vintersorg yet to be more clear ahahah
i don't even know if this encounter happens in the first book or in another one of the saga...let's see what happen.
for now it seems interesting, those ice people are misterious and strange
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Old April 8th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #78 (permalink)
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okey yesterday i ended it.
surprisingly no trace of vintersorg in the first book. i tought he was one of the main characters, but i was wrong, clearly.
let's hope at least he's one of the misterious ice people
it was a strange reading, it ended up to be a fantasy tale mixed up with an erotic novel i mean, through the writing you understand that the writer is a woman and not a man (the only fantasy novels i has read before this were all written only by men and it's a totally different approach)
anyway i did like it, but i'm not that particular when it comes to reading, i mean, i have my own taste, and there are things that i like more or less, but i'm a devourer of written words, i read everything, i would read water's label if there wasn't anything better to read in the neighbourhood....so....in the end i liked it, and that morbid curiosity to know how it ends has taken control over me again...and i could not stop me from buying from book 2 to book 6, which are the only ones translated into english, and i'm already into panic to know how many book still have to be translated and how much time will i have to wait
i don't know why, but i'm really pathologic. when i begin something i cannot stop and i need to see its end. that's why i don't understand how some of you are able to leave a book in the middle of it. sounds impossible to me!!!!
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:18 AM   #79 (permalink)
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while waiting to have book 2 delivered i've started to read odd and the frost giants. it's a book by neil gaiman, it's a sort of tale inspired to nordic mythology, and in particular to the theft of mjöllnir.
i had never read anything of gaiman, but i've heard good words about him, so i tried. and above all, it was the only decent book in english i've found in the bookshop ahaha
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Old April 11th, 2011, 01:22 PM   #80 (permalink)
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while waiting to have book 2 delivered i've started to read odd and the frost giants. it's a book by neil gaiman, it's a sort of tale inspired to nordic mythology, and in particular to the theft of mjöllnir.
i had never read anything of gaiman, but i've heard good words about him, so i tried. and above all, it was the only decent book in english i've found in the bookshop ahaha
You haven't read anything by Gaiman?!?!?!? Your life has been purposeless until now! You must read The Sandman!!!
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Old April 11th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #81 (permalink)
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You haven't read anything by Gaiman?!?!?!? Your life has been purposeless until now! You must read The Sandman!!!
ahaha okey! i'm gathering tips about which one to read next, i got some options and "american gods" seems to be the most voted
but i'll accept your precious advice too, as long as i find it somewhere
yes, because i've ended odd's story too.... (well it was really really short, 120 pages)
now i've started with the saga of gisli son of surr....but maybe i'll have witch hunt (book two of the ice people) delivered tomorrow. so....let's hope!!!!
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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Neverwhere is a very cool story by Gaiman as well, have sadly not read the book but I have the film-version and it is pretty bizarre and very enjoyable.
Stardust, his collaboration with Terry Pratchett is also a good choise (though I expect you have read Terry Pratchett before? Otherwise something ill, like a badly boiled codfish might end up in your bed while you sleep... You have been warned.)
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Neverwhere is a very cool story by Gaiman as well, have sadly not read the book but I have the film-version and it is pretty bizarre and very enjoyable.
Stardust, his collaboration with Terry Pratchett is also a good choise (though I expect you have read Terry Pratchett before? Otherwise something ill, like a badly boiled codfish might end up in your bed while you sleep... You have been warned.)
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no i didn't read anything by terry pratchet. don't know why. i mean, the genre it's not exactly my cup of tea, so that's probably why i haven't read anything for now, i was into some other kind of stuff in the last years (i mean old stuff), but never is a word that doesn't belong to my reading-dictionary so i will surely read something a day or another
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Old April 12th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #87 (permalink)
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i mean, the genre it's not exactly my cup of tea, so that's probably why i haven't read anything for now
Well, the thing with Pratchett which really makes him better than the rest (for me) is that he is making as much fun of the genre as he himself is writing it. He takes all the 'normal' fantasy conventions, and then turns them on their head, or just look at them from a more practical point of view. Read, and you'll see what I mean
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thanks for the tips eveybody
but i didn't find anything at the bookshop yesterday
they only had "stories" by gaiman but i'm not in the mood to read short tales or novels now. i've bought the road by cormac mccarthy (i've seen the film and i liked it very much) and the cronicles of something (winter autumn summer and what else?) by hickman and weiss, all the trilogy in one single enormous book i paid 14 euro for it, for something like 1000 pages, let's see if we only have quantity or also quality
and witch hunt has arrived this morning so it has the priority on everything else!!!!
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omg lefay i'm so jealous, i wish i could swallow the books like that... it would take me forever to read all the stuff you read
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omg lefay i'm so jealous, i wish i could swallow the books like that... it would take me forever to read all the stuff you read
i've always read a lot, since childhood.
i remember that when i was about 6 or 7 i spent a lot of time reading, while my other friends spent all their time playing. my best friend, who is my friend since we were 6, always remembers me with fun that when we was at the elementary school i used such difficult words for a 7-8 years old girl that she didn't even know their meaning and had to ask the teacher or her parents
i think this is the greatest gift my father gave me, one of the few nice memories i have of him, sadly. he was a publisher, so i inherited his love for books and the written word. he was a writer too...
as a Man he sucked, as a humanist he was a great personality...

i'm already seeing the end of witch hunt. only 40 pages left.
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i read a lot when i was at school, too. In the summer school vacations that last the whole 3 months in Russia i was pretty damn bored so books were one of the few entertainments i could enjoy all day. At some point there were almost no books left in the library that i had not read I remember spending 1-2 hours in the library before i could find something even remotely interesting... At that time i read just about anything, even very boring stuff But even back then i was a slow reader. My friend who always went with me to the library could read a 350 pages book in 2 days while it would take me at least a week of almost continuous reading... And with all these years this problem has grown so much worse that now it prevents me from reading at all
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i think i'm a quite fast reader. i suppose i can read 30/40 pages per hours. in the past i had much more free time, and i was reading more than now. now it's normal to read a 300 pages book in 3-4 days, before i could read a 600 pages book in 2 days but that was all about time...much more time to read.

anyway i've finished witch hunt yesterday, no vintersorg have entered to story yet.
the second book was more disappointing because it was slower and with less happenings than the first one....and...i have to stop here because book 3 is ordered but hasn't arrived yet
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Yesterday, after getting my paycheck I went to a bookstore and asked, hopeless, for some Dostoyevsky books. It had 'The brothers Karamazov' in a beautiful edition of 2 volumes, so I bought it and I'm currently reading it. Probably tomorrow I'll look for some other interesting stuff. I need to expand my Poe and Nietzche collections.
Because of my recent interest in existentialism, I bought "The brothers Karamazov" a few weeks ago as well, also a beautiful 2 volumes edition from 1910. But I didn't start reading it yet.

Currently reading a lot on archaeozoölogy, archaeobotanics, stone age research in the Netherlands, community involvement in archaeology, heritage preservation in Bulgaria, and Anglo-Saxon amulets made of amber.
Having to finish a bunch of essays and a thesis before September while I could have been making the best of summertime if I wouldn't be such a notorious procrastinator, is not a joy.

In my spare reading time I'm now reading Bertrand Russel - A history of western philosophy + Ryan & Jetha - Sex at dawn: the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality (I surely recommend this one, especially if you want to know just why monogamy is not natural)
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Currently reading a lot on archaeozoölogy, archaeobotanics, stone age research in the Netherlands, community involvement in archaeology, heritage preservation in Bulgaria, and Anglo-Saxon amulets made of amber.

Having to finish a bunch of essays and a thesis before September while I could have been making the best of summertime if I wouldn't be such a notorious procrastinator, is not a joy.
You didn't even need to add that following section for everyone to know you are a graduate student procrastinating from your actual work by reading other stuff that could be construed as work for people that aren't graduate students ^_^

I suffer from the same sickness
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is this the newest one?
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No it is only the second book, there are currently 5 books in the series out.
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