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post #31 of 48 Old 09-29-2013, 02:36 AM
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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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post #32 of 48 Old 09-29-2013, 07:48 PM
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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
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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. :)

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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

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Personally ive 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 dont like. Sadly for me im very picky, ive 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 dont 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 cant 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 :)

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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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