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victoriasweets @ Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:46 am

SwampoO SwampoO:
victoriasweets victoriasweets:
Hi! I'm currently reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series! They're huge books, but I love them![/quote

I have a good feeling about this victoriasweets]


And what would that feeling be? :D

   



Hester @ Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:36 am

I have a question for everyone about the first three Harry Potter books. I bought the first four in hardcover, at the same time, when I was in San Diego.
I read the first three and thought that they were essentially the same book - it seemed that Rowling had come up with a formula and the second two bored me to tears. If I didn't already have the fourth book, I might've given up on Harry. Book 4 was a huge step forward.

So, does anyone agree/disagree with my observations about the first three books?

   



bloodyirish @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:25 am

What a great thread! I think that cdncutie is a great addition to this website! It helps that I think she has a big brain! As for me, I'm constantly reading Dr. Zeuss and Sandra Boynton.... One Fish Two Fish, Go Dogs Go, The Cat in the Hat, Hippos Go Berzerk etc. (my daughter likes them too :wink: ) As for me, also reading David Baldachi (Hour Game)...and have been reading Ann-Marie MacDonald (Fall On Your Knees)...but maybe too deep for me...keep going back to Dr Zeuss....

   



Scape @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:38 am

With Every Mistake

I noticed they also updated War as well. Might have to put that on the xmas list.

   



usababe @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:39 am

Business Law and Real Estate books.

   



Blue_Nose @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:51 am

The Human Factor by Kim Vincente... deals with how the invention of various technology relates to the needs/capabilities of humans... everything from VCR programming to Chernobyl to airport security.

Canadian author, too.

   



ShepherdsDog @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:54 am

Hester Hester:
I have a question for everyone about the first three Harry Potter books. I bought the first four in hardcover, at the same time, when I was in San Diego.
I read the first three and thought that they were essentially the same book - it seemed that Rowling had come up with a formula and the second two bored me to tears. If I didn't already have the fourth book, I might've given up on Harry. Book 4 was a huge step forward.

So, does anyone agree/disagree with my observations about the first three books?


Well, while many adults do read the Harry Potter series, its target audience is a tad younger than you or I Hester(yes, as my 10 year old finishes them my wife and I fight over who gets to read them next) and they likely don't see the books as formulaic. If you keep up with the series, you'll notice that they do become more complex and darker, which is keeping pace with her initial audience/fans.

If you want to read a fantasy that has really bogged down, try Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Currently I'm in the middle of a few series, waiting for the next installments to come out. If anyone likes alternate history you should read Harry Turtledove. His American Empire Series, Guns of the South and such. The story begins with the Confederacy winning the Civil War and it goes forward from there to the 1930's with the Confederacy being dominated by a Nazi like Party with a Negro final solution.

While i wait for these books to be published and mailed to me, I'm reading anything that has english in it.

   



cdncutie @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:19 am

usababe usababe:
Business Law and Real Estate books.


What program are you doing (if you don't mind me asking)?

   



bossdog @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:44 am

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

   



usababe @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:55 am

i'm doing biz admin but i have an interest in re...so maybe i'll eventually become a usababe trump....just kidding. i want to own my own business so i figure i better learn what i can.

   



Constantinople @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:55 am

Forum Posts by CKA Members.

   



Crabbypants @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:28 pm

I'm reading Marilyn Manson's autobiography. It's interesting but also kinda disturbing. I have to take little breaks every now and then to look at something pretty...

   



SwampoO @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:38 pm

sounds like a good book, can I borrow it when you're done? The most disturbing book I read was probably Trainspotting and I definatly reccomend it.

   



canadian1971 @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:42 pm

I just finished "The Dark Tower" 1 - 7....now starting on "The Stand"

   



IkeaMan @ Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:00 pm

it was a very busy day...just finished reading the Calgary Sun

   



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