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        09-29-2013, 02:36 AM
      #31
    Yearling
    I love epic fantasy, the Belgariad/Mallorean was the most recent series I read and I LOVED it, also the Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr were brilliant but Inheritance wasn't too good) and I also really enjoyed Harry Potter. I hate the romancy things, particularly the vampire/dystopian love stories, but anything with magic, adventure, I'm in .
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        09-29-2013, 07:48 PM
      #32
    Weanling
    I loved those ones too Chokolate, even Harry Potter, and I was in my twenties when I read them
    Currently I'm re-reading Robin Hobb. Just finished the Assassin Series and am on to the next one Fools Errand etc I don't like her Soldier Son series though, but read it anyway LOL
         
        09-29-2013, 09:13 PM
      #33
    Weanling
    I haven't read some of these books yet, but others mentioned are great! Some good reads I've read recently, Rebecca, The Girl With The Pearl Earring, and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Also, The Kite Runner is one of my favorites. I've read it at least five times! :)

    Edit: Flygap, The Game of Thrones books are on my need to read list. :)
         
        09-29-2013, 09:17 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    Sorry for the second post. I read the entire Lord of the Rings series when I was fourteen. I have no idea what my reading level was ever categorized as, but I have always read anything and everything.
         
        09-29-2013, 11:25 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    It's interesting that I couldn't deal with the Lord of the Rings, or any Tolkein really - they spent too much time sitting around drinking tea for me. And yet, they really were the founders of fantasy.
         
        09-29-2013, 11:40 PM
      #36
    Trained
    Like all of you I love to read, but I won't read just "anything". If a book doesn't hold my interest by the 20 or 30th page I have no problem skipping it all together. But, if a book does hold my interest, I have to keep telling myself "it can wait", and then suffer "disappointment" when I finish it b/c it is "finished". Or, I will get "hooked" on a subject, and try to read all I can find about it and eventually get "saturated" w the subject and move on.
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        09-30-2013, 01:18 AM
      #37
    Showing
    Am I the only one without a e-reader of some sort (Kindle, Nook, etc) that really needs one but dreads getting one because she loves the feel of the actual book?

    I love watching those pages dwindle down to nothing under my right hand. For some reason, that's so much more satisfying than looking at a little bar across the bottom of the page LOL.
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        09-30-2013, 02:38 AM
      #38
    Yearling
    I can't read on an ereader. I just cannot do it. In my brain, technology is either for work or games, and books are for reading. And I like holding the book, too. I love the ones with the soft leather covers and thick, quality-paper pages...but they're usually the really expensive editions so I borrow them from libraries
         
        09-30-2013, 05:00 AM
      #39
    Yearling
    Personally I've never been much of a reader, well, I either find a book that I love and can not stop reading, or a book that I just don't like. Sadly for me im very picky, I've only read about 20 or so books all the way through, not sure about actual amount but not a lot. Theres only been 2 series' I really liked, and now that I look back I don't actually like one of them that much, its a one time read. The other series I love is the Lord of the Rings series, I devoured it and I still can't get enough and its been months. But then again I know off many people who hated reading as teens but love it as adults, so who knows things may change, but I think I always love LOTR :)
         
        09-30-2013, 10:17 AM
      #40
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Am I the only one without a e-reader of some sort (Kindle, Nook, etc) that really needs one but dreads getting one because she loves the feel of the actual book?

    I love watching those pages dwindle down to nothing under my right hand. For some reason, that's so much more satisfying than looking at a little bar across the bottom of the page LOL.
    I don't own an ereader and likely never will because I've discovered something about myself. Reading short quips on the computer is fine but if I really want to sit down to read and digest a subject I have to do it in paper form. I literally don't recall what I've read of any lengthy document when it comes off a screen. If it's bound in a book I can read it, close the book, think about something in there and flip the book back open to the page I need without trying.
         

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