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Cyrus 05-12-2010 07:32 AM

Anyone read novels... ever?
 
right now i'm reading the percy jackson series it's so good i love it and i certainly would recommend it for everyone.

Zero Gravity 05-12-2010 08:29 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Last novel I read was "Killing Mr. Garrison" in my 2nd to last year of high school, bare in mind, Im 22 now so it's been almost 4-5 years since I read a novel...
Actually now that i think about that, thats a lie, I re-read "Death Note: Another note, the Los Angeles BB Murder Cases". a few months ago...
But I dunno if that counts?

Bonediddly 05-12-2010 09:07 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Fiction is a bit of a passion of mine, so I'm kinda obsessive with novels.
Lately I've been reading the "Foundation" series. Very, very, very, good.

Tyto 05-12-2010 09:41 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I was reading Tokyo Vice before December and then I lost it somewhere between Philadelphia and Chicago without having finished it. I was enjoying it too...

Mollybibbles 05-12-2010 10:45 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I'm re-reading the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes right now. It's been a few years since I read it last so I figured I would pick it up again

hounddog 05-12-2010 02:16 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Fiction is my heart and soul - I have stacks upon stacks of books waiting for my attention, and stacks and stacks more that I've already read.

Right now, oddly enough, I'm reading nonfiction: Defiance by Nechama Tec, which the movie (starring uber-hunk Daniel Craig) was based on.

twillÿ 05-13-2010 06:03 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Harry Potter, if that counts. My favorite series. Yup, HP nerd. :ouh:

I haven't in a while, but my other favorite series, novel-wise, is Redwall. Amazing books right there. So much adventure. I've never been pulled into a fantasy realm as fascinating as this one.

ZshadowX 05-13-2010 06:36 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Im reading Lords of the Flies, a very interesting book indeed

Chris 05-13-2010 11:30 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
In the past year I've only read one novel, which is a shame, but my life has just been too hectic. That novel I speak of was "To Kill a Mocking Bird". I'm also a fan of the Harry Potter series. I've read the entire series enough times for a dozen people. I started reading when I was three years old, started tutoring other kids when I was five and six, and was always involved with my school's library. Needless to say, literature was a big passion of mine growing up. Not to say it isn't anymore, it just evolved into many different variations.

I've heard good things about the Percy Jackson series, I may give it a spin eventually.

Jubilee 05-13-2010 11:47 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Oy...it's been a long couple years...I've read quite a few good ones...

All 7 Harry Potter's...Love em...favorite series
I've read the Dark Tower series by Stephen King up to 5...I really need to just go finish...just can't find time for this one though :-/
- Read The Shining, Christine, Pet Semetary, Carrie, andThe Dead Zone by King as well recently
For School we read The Scarlet Letter...which was horrible imo...but it's a 'classic' so, meh...
Also read Candide, which I enjoyed.
And Brave New World...but it wasn't my cup of tea.
There was To Kill A Mockingbird, which was a very good book.
Let's see...what else...Oh yes... The Crucible was interesting...
Lord of the Flies was good...
Of Mice and Men, The Pearl, and Grapes of Wrath are all Steinbeck, so therefore I dislike them...I just do not care for his books at all...
Narnia series...
OH! The Great Gatsby as well...I loved that one...that was probably my favorite one for English class :biggrin:

Cyrus 05-14-2010 10:06 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
oh my goodness, you guys read so much i am very surprised indeed.
I didn't like the harry potter series omg, thought they were kind of boring i didn't like the names.

FDSuprema 05-14-2010 02:00 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Well, I haven't read anything recently... I've read the first two of the Eragon books and am working on the final one, but stopped halfway through like half a year ago, so I'm gonna need to re-read that. I've read the entire Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I've also read the entire Harry Potter series... I don't read much anymore though.

moonhawk81 05-16-2010 11:16 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I read constantly. I'm a huge fan of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, and am currently reading Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey. Also having lots of fun right now with Ozzy's new auto bio I Am Ozzy.

LucJenson 08-17-2010 06:21 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonediddly (Post 13476)
Fiction is a bit of a passion of mine, so I'm kinda obsessive with novels.
Lately I've been reading the "Foundation" series. Very, very, very, good.

Isaac Azimov. My god how I never thought anyone else would be reading it. I'm still looking for my dad's copies. He's got them somewhere amongst all the belongings in this house. It's just a matter of locating them. Wow; how are they!? Are they as good as I've heard?

grimdefeat 08-18-2010 09:43 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
ive recently been reading the forgoten realms books i love the whole enviorment R.A. Salvatore has put together in everyone of the books he made and the stories of drizzt do'urden are just amazing.

TheDrunkenShadow 08-18-2010 12:25 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I'm a fan of the fiction and fantasy genres. I find myself enjoying a novel more if I can tell the author put a lot of thought into their work to make a rich plot. I'm also a sucker for series with recurring characters where past events actually affect what happens in later books.

moonhawk81 08-18-2010 08:16 PM

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I love Salvatore's works, especially the Sellswords trilogy! Also a big fan of Friedman's Coldfire trilogy.

Rocco 08-23-2010 12:27 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jubilee (Post 13547)
I've read the Dark Tower series by Stephen King up to 5...I really need to just go finish...just can't find time for this one though :-/

You need to get on this.

You need to get on this right now.

Although, for the last book, a warning should be issued. DO NOT READ THE CODA. Seriously. He tells you not to read it. I was warned but I didn't listen.

I DIDN'T LISTEN! #omgveryno

That aside I like reading a lot. Looking back on my school days I wish I had read the books given to me with a bit more enthusiasm. But like most of my interest I'll try anything once

Zehutsumei 08-23-2010 01:45 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I'm currently reading the whole Hitchiker's set, and by reading I mean the first book is somewhere in my room half read...

homie_jiraiya 08-23-2010 08:30 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
i believe i outnerd you all on this

android karenina, sense and senseability and seamonsters, and my fav pride and predjudice and zombies

Bonediddly 08-24-2010 07:08 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by homie_jiraiya (Post 18809)
pride and predjudice and zombies

There is so much right about this concept.

bemused_Bohemian 08-24-2010 02:14 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Re Isaac Asimov: possibly not the true 2nd Coming of Christ but his body of work would warrant awarding him an uppercase letter G for literary God.

As for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy re Arthur Dent: the meaning of life is 42. You'll understand when you get that old.

I got lassoed into a book club once and we had to read "The Education of Little Tree". Fascinating little book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Based in 1930's Oklahoma during the Prohibition Era the story revolves around a 13-yr old full-blood Cherokee Indian lad who wishes to ignore "the Anglo Way" re good grade gratification in a white-run school and revert back to the ways and teachings of his grandparents. Good read, some of the themes relate to today in many ways.

Novels......novels! You mean paper is still used for reading, not merely printing fiat money????? Who knew!

Nirvash_Redemption 08-24-2010 03:49 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I've read quite a few novels. I've read the entire Count of Monte Critso, unabridged. I've read Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of Bakersfield as well as the Italian Secretary. I've read the entire Harry Potter series [7 books is a lot], Eragon, Eldest, Brisinger, and waiting for the 4th sequal to Paolini's series. I've read the novel adaptations of Eureka seveN, and Blood Plus.

In fact, i am currently writing my own novel, titled Phantasm [title to change with progression of book.]. I will post the first chapter after i have it edited. However, i've got a bad case of writers block, so don't expect it to be finished within a month or three.

homie_jiraiya 08-24-2010 08:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bonediddly (Post 18831)
There is so much right about this concept.

its a clasic

Elk 08-28-2010 05:31 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Redwall
Harry Potter
(dammit Twilly, getting to my two big ones first...)
LotR
Siddhartha
Evasion
Days of War, Nights of Love

And I'm sure I'm missing a few. Lately I've been reading more non-fiction pieces though...

Rocco 08-29-2010 11:32 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I really enjoyed Siddhartha, one of the few books I read in school.

Rhetorical Gamer 10-11-2010 05:06 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Ha ill go one up! HG Wells The War of the Worlds

Jubilee 10-11-2010 05:30 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
So far this year I have read...

On Liberty by J.S. Mill (although, that one is more of an essay)
Consilience by E.O. Wilson
The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta

However, I have not really enjoyed any of the three... #oh?

Rocco 10-20-2010 08:38 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Currently reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy... Same guy who wrote No Country for Old Men. Its super depressing to read but at the same time so compelling you want to know what lies on the next page saddening as it may be.

Gatx 01-05-2011 03:31 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Doesn't seem like this part of the forums gets much activity...

I'm an English Major so I do a lot of reading for school. I used to do a lot of reading for pleasure, but not so much time now. Currently taking a course on Charles ♫♫♫♫ens so reading some of his works at the moment.

I don't really get into the big continuous fantasy series, since I'd feel compelled to buy all of them, though I have read all of Harry Potter, and the His Dark Materials trilogy. Some of my favorite books are:

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The Terror by Dan Simmons
World War Z by Max Brooks, and by extension the Zombie Survival Guide (surprised no one mentioned that yet)

I'm also a fan of H.P. Lovecraft, and also short stories in general.

Shidohari 01-05-2011 04:41 AM

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used to have all the redwall novels, but no longer do. circumstances with that.

I reread my Valdemar series novels i have rebought, also i read the piers anthony novels and star trek novels i reaquired as well.

jessileo127 01-05-2011 09:23 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Actually If you like Percy Jackson you would like Artemis Fowl and the Dragonlance Chronicles...
I suggest Dragonlance first... Autumn Twilight, Winter's Night, and Spring Dawning was the first three books to start it all off... It actually helped D&D become what it is today ^.^

I seriously would lay down my life in bet that you guys will love it... Ive re-read it over millions of times and it never gets old... I love it so much that I got the collectors edition and its so well used that its falling apart on how many times I've read it...

InfernoParadox 01-05-2011 01:04 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I've read quite a few, but my favorite book by far Catch-22 by Joesph Heller, its not in chronological order, so for the first half of the book you have no idea what going on, and somewhere in the second half everything fits together and all of a sudden you know everything ever until the ending which is the most random thing in the world. Funny and an all around great book.

Cyrus 01-08-2011 02:17 AM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
This was sort of a popular topic lol

grimdefeat 01-08-2011 01:51 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
i just started reading one of the many awesome WoW novels
Arthas: rise of the lich king
so far it has been a really good story

jessileo127 01-08-2011 05:14 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
Another set of Novels I read is the Cat warrior series ^.^
All just lovely and put a smile to your face ^.^

hatakraa 01-29-2012 12:29 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I am right now reading for the first time Dracula. I really love it. ^_^

Leviathan Mist 02-03-2012 06:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hatakraa (Post 32663)
I am right now reading for the first time Dracula. I really love it. ^_^

I am as well! I'll tell you what I think about it when I finish it :P

christmas4477 02-04-2012 12:36 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
I'm reading the Fate/Zero novels when I have some spare time lately

Cheflelouch 02-04-2012 02:28 PM

Re: Anyone read novels... ever?
 
To be honest I'm not the type of people that tent to read books with the exception of mangas and other graphic novels
But the novels I sometimes read are light novels and some science fiction


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