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    freelantzerDate: Saturday, 2013-04-13, 20:59 | Message # 21
    First Year
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    I saw a "letter" (for lack of better term) that Butcher wrote to fans who freak out on him for doing things other than writing Dresden, like just having a real life. He told them off in a great way.

    I love Dresden and am thinking of checking out Codex Alera. Heard good things about it, but let me know what you think of it, Fleur, after you've read more. smile
     
    SchlubalybubDate: Sunday, 2013-04-14, 13:26 | Message # 22
    First Year
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    I'm currently reading Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino years by Sue Townsend
     
    FlyingTigerDate: Sunday, 2013-05-05, 06:08 | Message # 23
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    As I mentioned before, after The Dresden Files, I'm starting on the Codex Alera series, Jim Butcher's other series. It's about the coming of age of a young man in a pseudo-Roman civilization in a universe full of magic and nasty beasties. I'm enjoying it. Very different from the Dresden Files as far as the setting is concerned, but the same kind of action and humor.

    Fleur, how far into it did you get? Dawna, are you gonna start on it? It's a good read. I'm at the end of Book 3 right now. My problem is, the evolution of the main character is too predictable.

    Added (2013-05-05, 06:08)
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    ETA: Dawna, come visit us at AvenueViet, we have discussions going on Dresden and on Codex Alera. You'll get an idea about the latter. smile


    Any advanced enough technology is undistinguishable from magic - Arthur C. Clarke

    Message edited by FlyingTiger - Sunday, 2013-05-05, 06:06
     
    sjcuk13Date: Sunday, 2013-05-05, 09:35 | Message # 24
    Second Year
    Group: Slytherins
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    I am rereading The Cry of the Icemark. I love these books such a fantastick story.
     
    PottermnmDate: Saturday, 2013-05-11, 03:21 | Message # 25
    Just Received their Letter
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    I am re reading  " The Historian " by Elizabeth Kostova, I am definetly not into vampires at all , specially not the series that shall not be named. But I like this one pretty much .Its not that big  of a deal and received  mixed reviews. Yet, I like it . There is something about the way it is written that scares the hell out of me , I suppose that is what I like. I like books that are narrated in such a way I can feel immersed .
     
    FleurduJardinDate: Sunday, 2013-05-12, 22:02 | Message # 26
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    Quote (freelantzer)
    love Dresden and am thinking of checking out Codex Alera. Heard good things about it, but let me know what you think of it, Fleur, after you've read more. smile
    I enjoy the Codex Alera. It makes me pull all-nighters the way the Dresden Files did. biggrin

    Here's the link to the discussion on it on AV:

    Codex Alera


     
    freelantzerDate: Monday, 2013-05-13, 03:06 | Message # 27
    First Year
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    ^Cool. I will have to read it this summer then. Thanks for the update. smile
     
    FuryDate: Monday, 2013-05-13, 05:51 | Message # 28
    First Year
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    Read the first book of the Sookie Stackhouse series a couple days ago, now onto book 2.
     
    sjcuk13Date: Tuesday, 2013-05-14, 14:43 | Message # 29
    Second Year
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    Jumping on the band wagon a bit late here but I found the hunger games at a charity book stall. And have to admit it is a good read. It makes me wouldn't why I was trying to avoid it all this time?
     
    FleurduJardinDate: Friday, 2013-05-17, 06:51 | Message # 30
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    Quote (sjcuk13)
    Jumping on the band wagon a bit late here but I found the hunger games at a charity book stall. And have to admit it is a good read. It makes me wouldn't why I was trying to avoid it all this time?
    Yes, why were you? biggrin

    Have you also read the two other books, Catching Fire and Mockingjay?

    Have you seen the movie? What did you think?


     
    sjcuk13Date: Friday, 2013-05-17, 09:12 | Message # 31
    Second Year
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    I haven't read the other books yet. I will do though ... As soon as I can guilt trip someone into buying them for me. :). Or I get payed from work.

    The movie I did watch a few month ago when I was stuck on a bus for a few hours. I like the movie well enough but that's what made me deside to read the book.

    I think I was put off it by it being described as an "end of the word as we know it type book" and at the time I really couldn't have delt with any more misery.

    Saying that I got put off "the age of 5 series" by trudie canavan and that trilogy is such an amazing and fantastic story with an unbelievable ending.
     
    leah49Date: Wednesday, 2013-05-22, 00:47 | Message # 32
    Just Received their Letter
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    Currently reading: Waterfalls (Glenbrooke #6) by Robin Jones Gunn
    Christian Romance


    Thank you for creating the forums that may keep us together after the closure of CoS.
     
    xhanax315Date: Wednesday, 2013-05-22, 03:31 | Message # 33
    First Year
    Group: Students
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    I've finally managed to start PoA tonight, it's about time really since I've finshed CoS about three weeks ago. I'm still reading Les Miserables, Pretty Little Liars #11: Stunning, and It by Stephen King.
     
    gelowo93Date: Sunday, 2013-05-26, 11:57 | Message # 34
    Just Received their Letter
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    I'm reading Christine Falls, the first book in the Quirke series, and am about halfway through. I keep taking week long breaks between reading chapters though so I can't remember what's happening any more.
     
    Morning_StarDate: Monday, 2013-05-27, 15:32 | Message # 35
    Just Received their Letter
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    I'm reading A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. It's the last book in the Wheel of Time series, which makes me a bit sad, but about 350 pages in, I find I enjoy it a lot. Hope I like the ending as well!
     
    freelantzerDate: Wednesday, 2013-05-29, 04:17 | Message # 36
    First Year
    Group: Hufflepuffs
    Messages: 47
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    I have so many current reads right now I can't even keep track. I'm in the middle of Fever 1793, On Writing, Behind the Attic Wall, The Elements of Style, Insurgent and I don't know what else. It's a good thing summer is almost here so I can stop grading and start reading.  book
     
    Britreads4funDate: Sunday, 2013-06-16, 06:44 | Message # 37
    First Year
    Group: Ravenclaws
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    I'm currently plodding my way through "A Dance with Dragons" and speeding my way through everything Tamora Pierce has ever written. Rereads of the HP books are coming soon, I think.
     
    freelantzerDate: Sunday, 2013-06-16, 17:38 | Message # 38
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    Just finished Fever 1793 and On Writing. I've abandoned Insurgent for now--didn't immediately catch my interest, and I have other priorities right now. I've started Under the Dome in anticipation for the TV show premiere. I won't finish it before then, but I'll make my best effort. I'm also reading Admit One: My Life in Film, which I might not stick with. The content is interesting enough, but the writing is so bad! Filled with trite cliches and confusing organization. shrug
     
    leah49Date: Saturday, 2013-06-29, 04:58 | Message # 39
    Just Received their Letter
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    Full Disclosure by Dee Henderson.  I like how she ties all her other works together, one big universe.

    Thank you for creating the forums that may keep us together after the closure of CoS.

    Message edited by leah49 - Saturday, 2013-06-29, 04:59
     
    FleurduJardinDate: Saturday, 2013-06-29, 19:36 | Message # 40
    Second Year
    Group: Ravenclaws
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    I'm rereading Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series. One picks up quite a bit the second time around, that one missed on first reading. :)

     
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