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Favorite books

13 years ago
Hey everyone,

As you may or may not know, I'm working on a myspace page for this site. It's almost finished, but I'm fleshing in some of the writing, and I think it's important that under the category "books," we have a wide representation of user preference from this site, rather than me filling in a bunch I like.

Therefore, I would be very pleased if each of you would post one or two books that you consider your favorites. I know it's hard to choose, but if everyone responds with like ten books the list will probably be immense.

I'll then take all of them and put them in.

Thanks!

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13 years ago

Do you mean favourite gamebooks, or do you mean favourite novels?

If novels, My favourite is probably "Across the Nightingale Floor" (Tales of the Otori 1) by Lian Hearn. Also, I'd have to pick a David Gemmel book, though that's hard cause I like nearly all of his books, but I'd probably go with "White Wolf". Actually, I like all the books I've read from both of those authors' series, but I'll stick to those two.

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13 years ago
Either would be fine, if by gamebook you mean chooseyourownadventure type books.

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13 years ago
Peeps - by Scott Westerfeld
A New Kind Of Dreaming - by Anthony Eaten

I have many more, although I think those two are my favourites.

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13 years ago

Oh, I really enjoyed Across the Nightingale Floor. . .

My favorites, though. . .

Have to get back to you on that. . .

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13 years ago

All right.  I'll say Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov.

There are so many books, madglee!!  How can anyone choose?  There are so many different kinds of ways for a book to be favored. . . 

 

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13 years ago
Okay fine, everyone just list as many as you want. There aren't enough responses anyway. That's an awesome choice Sethaniel. Nabokov rules.

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13 years ago

Have you read it?

Anyway, if I get as many as I want, I'll say Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Loveless by  Yun Kouga -- both manga series.

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13 years ago

Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer, Angels and Demons - Dan Brown, Are You Afraid Of The Dark - Sidney Sheldon

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13 years ago
Nope, always meant to, though. I read Lolita - hmm, I think I'll read that again. Is the whole book poetry?

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13 years ago

No.

If you take the book literally, the first half is a 999-line poem by John Shade.  The second half is the footnotes/exposition of the poem by Charles Kinbote.  It's also a story about the King of Zembla.

The thing I love about Pale Fire is how much critical thought there is around it.  The initial interpretation is that Shade's poem is about his life, and that Kinbote is insane, and probably thinks he's the King of Zembla.  But there are people who think Shade's poem is mediocre, and Kinbote is the real genius.  There are Shadeans, who think only John Shade is real, and that Kinbote was made up by Shade as a narrative device.  There are Kinboteans, who think only Kinbote is real, and he made up Shade to tell his story about Zembla.  There are people who draw parallels between Nabokov's own life and the book.  There are people who believe there's a second story hidden within the text that can only be understood if you've read it once before. 

Nabokov said certain things about the book, and there's a whole discussion about that, as well.  Mainly focusing on whether the author can decide things that aren't in the text.  Such as, if the book doesn't say what happened to a character after the story ends, does the reader have to believe the author if he later tells you what happened?

Also, it's beautifully written, like all Nabokov's work.  He's the most brilliant lyricist.  I read his books and despair.

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13 years ago
No one else has favorite books? I'm going to start making stuff up, then.

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13 years ago

ehhe, maybe i should make a double account and post a few more of my favs and then madglee will be happy -- o darn! i wasnt suppose to say that aloud :P

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13 years ago

Favourite Gamebooks: The Lone Wolf series by Joe Dever

Favourite Authors of novels (too many books): JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling, Ian Irvine, Matthew Reilly, John Marsden, Christopher Paolini, Dan Brown, Jack Heath, Isacc Asimov, Harry Turtledove.

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13 years ago

PRACTICAL MAN MISSED SOMETHING PRACTICAL AND OBVIOUS! YAY! THE WORLD IS RIGHT AGAIN!

 

lol.

You could just post more of your fave's on your account lol.

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13 years ago

the objective was to make madglee happy lol! not make myself list more of my favs...

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13 years ago

My favorite authors:

Tolkein (j.r.r)
Colfer (eoin)
madglee (jay)
Turner (paul)
Brown (dan)
Rowling (j.k)

in no particular order.

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13 years ago
ahah, yeah, madglee, can u put tsmpauls book in the book list, i think that would be supremely appropriate!

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13 years ago
As soon as it gets here lol.

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13 years ago
(lol paul turner is tsmpaul)

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13 years ago

So I figured

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13 years ago
and I cant wait to read his novel Ulysesses the full version taht is being shipped to me :D :D :D

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13 years ago

Thanks :)

I haven't seen it finished yet myself either - should arrive in my mailbox in 9 or so days, I hope, then I can approve it and sell it. Though I don't think I can picture my name on a list that has famous people like J.R.R. Tolkein, Dan Brown and J.K. Rowling on it :)

I made sure to mention this web site in my book, so I hope that will bring more people to come and visit us and join in!

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13 years ago

Tahts a very classy thing to do.

Thanks tsm!

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13 years ago
Life's Lottery by Kim Newman and The Oath by Frank Peretti.

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13 years ago
The Color of Water by James McBride and The Wish List by Eoin Coifer

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13 years ago
omg wishlist was awesome lol!

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13 years ago
YEAH THAT ROCKED!!!

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13 years ago
eh, Sis a better Colfer than Whishlist. Both good though.

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13 years ago
Whats sis?

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13 years ago
I read parts of Sis but Wish List almost put you IN the story. I could visualize almost every moment

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13 years ago
I got taht with Artimis Fowl.

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13 years ago
GROWL! I just wanted fav books to post on the myspace site for this site. :) I altered my previous two books only solo ;), since no one was responding. I'll fill more in later, but good idea, I'll put Ulysses up there.

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13 years ago
No, really, wahts sis?

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13 years ago

stuff

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13 years ago

My favorite book is most definately...uh, hard to choose. I love almost all classical books, anyway. I love anything J.D. Salinger and many of the Stephen King/Dean Koontz novels. I have a thing for Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, bless his soul.

Hmm... I also really like Edgar Alan Poe's book, which is basically a buttload of stories and poems by him. I dig Schindler's List, but it's a pretty slow and aggrivating book at times. I wuv First Blood, because of the damned grittiness! So awesome!

Geez. This is hard, because I don't want to betray my good ol' fellas, you know?

Hah, I know. I'll just say my favorite book is Weeping Clocks, by yours truly! That way, I'm self-loving, but not cruel to any of my favorite authors. Yippee!!

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13 years ago
You are alot like Sethaniel.

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13 years ago
Am I?  

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13 years ago
Yeah, your both very full of yourselves.

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13 years ago

Probably...

 

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13 years ago
haha, I was kidding lol.

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13 years ago

Oh...

Eh, heh, heh, heh... Of course... 

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13 years ago

Yeah I know, sometimes with a face like mine, its hard to tell...

oh wait...

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13 years ago

XD

I've decided that my favorite book is Blue's Clues ABC Adventure.

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13 years ago
AHHAHAHAHHA ME TOO ME TOO!!!!

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13 years ago
My fave book is probably Dragon Rider (off topic)

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13 years ago

Actually you brought it ON topic,

Wahts it about?

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13 years ago

Probably about a guy who rides dragons...*

*Not proven 

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13 years ago
My favorite is the Harry Potter series. I also like Choose your story books too.

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13 years ago

HP series are definintly well written.

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13 years ago
lol, 4 posts to 10000

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13 years ago
I know, I think J.K. Rowling is a great author. She was really poor before she wrote the Harry Potter books.

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13 years ago
Wrote the first one in a Coffee Shop lol.

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13 years ago
What a lucky lass! It's hard to nail a #1 bestseller on the first try.

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13 years ago

Yeah i know, she wrote it on a napkin in the coffee shop. lol from that to a top author known worldwide.

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13 years ago

It does make you wonder... what will be after Harry Potter?

(I hate the way the replies thin out to the right... It's soooo annoying!)

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13 years ago
I hope for a sequal. I love the books, and would love to see a sequal, but also we have to find out what will happen in book 7. Harry Potter, and the Deathly Hallows.

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13 years ago
She says two of the characters are gonna' die. ;_;

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13 years ago
i know, I heard. It will be suspenseful.

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13 years ago
yup

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13 years ago
Ashen_Snake, you can reply to the first post in a topic in order to bring the posts back to the left.

I don't reckon J.K. Rowling will continue writing after the Harry Potter series. I don't know why, but I just don't think she would.

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13 years ago
He already did that in this thread dude lol.

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13 years ago

Hm... Do these threads go on and on, without any pages, too?

I wouldn't like a sequel. As much as I like (not LOVE) the Harry Potter franchise, there comes a time when you just need to stop. Besides, two of the characters are gonna' die, and if it is truly Harry who's going to kick the bucket, then there's no point to make a continuation afterward.

Is anyone worried that the Harry Potter movie cast will be too old by the final movie?

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13 years ago
Well if it comes out once a year then wont they be exactly how old Harry would be in real life?

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13 years ago

Well, #1 came out in 2001, #2 came out in 2002, then #3 came out in 2004, #4 came out in 2005, and then #5 came out in 2007... The actor's 18 right now...

So, he's almost the right age, I guess. Man, they make these high-budget movies quicker than I thought!

*not a Harry Potter fanatic* 

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13 years ago
They shoulda pulled a LOTR and done em all at once I guess...  or at least do em once per year

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13 years ago
well, as long as they hurry up, im happy, not that i am a fanatic, but i love watching these movies in the theatre lol!

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13 years ago
lol I prefer the books.

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13 years ago
yes me too. but i like spending money on something i know i wont be disappointed about...

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13 years ago
true enough but I have a foolproof solution.  Get your parents to buy it lol.

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13 years ago
the book is about a dragon who has trouble because humans have all of the world, and there's no where else to go, so he looks for this one sanctuary, and along the way, he meets a young human boy who knows A LOT about dragons and he wants to come along, so they let him.

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13 years ago
oh yeah I started taht book but had to return it to the library cuz the school year ended

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13 years ago
lol, public library

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13 years ago
too far away lol.

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13 years ago
You'd be surprised how many good books you can find at a local Goodwill...

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13 years ago
Whats a goodwill?

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13 years ago

Basically a thrift store.

 

...You don't have 'em?

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13 years ago
We have thrift stores lol :D

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13 years ago
weve got goodwill here!

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13 years ago
same.


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13 years ago
ok..WHAT THE HELL IS GOODWILL?

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13 years ago

Ehem...

'Basically a thrift store.'

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13 years ago
ok........, do u have a salvation army?, or a value village?

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13 years ago
OH I DO, I DO... Oh wait... lol.

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13 years ago
i know you do!!!

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13 years ago
I got Dragon Rider for my birthday from an aunt and uncle when I was ten. I didn't like it, and I didn't last year either, so I gave it to my little sister. She seems to love it, but I'm not sure if she's actually reading it or not.

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13 years ago

LOL I HATE THAT!!!!

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13 years ago

I've never actually heard of Dragon Rider... I've heard of Eragon...?

Oh god, this is just sad. My mother's pregnant right now with my brother. One day my grandma leaves a text message on my dad's phone, and is all like: "Oh God, I have the PERFECT name for him! How 'bout Eragon? It's so cool sounding!"

And you could hear my dad sigh and look at the phone like it was insane.

 

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13 years ago

HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHH

Imagine the teasing it gets at school lol.

Eragon is alot better then dragon rider Ashen.

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13 years ago
ya, that's VERY true, but the book is confusing

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13 years ago
No way! Book rocks! Movie is lammmmeeeee.

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13 years ago
That movie had a couple of all-time worst lines of dialogue.

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13 years ago

OH GOD! I know...

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13 years ago

name some, i fell asleep during it.

nate

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13 years ago

Really? It did? I always assumed that videogames stole the 'worst dialogue' award...

I never even bothered to watch Eragon. Did it follow the book okay?

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13 years ago
No, not well lol.

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13 years ago

Curse them! Curse them to heck!

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13 years ago
lolz, the movie is gosh darn horrible.

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13 years ago
Is it as bad as Plan 9 from Outer Space?

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13 years ago
never saw it

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13 years ago

"I suffer without my stone" -- and -- "To the sky, to win. . . or die!"  That one even rhymes!

Um, why does Malkovich call it a stone, anyway?  He knows it's a dragon egg.  The only reason he needs to call it a stone, is because we "don't know" it's an egg yet.

And Murtaugh totally got shafted in the movie.  He's barely in it.

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13 years ago
Yeah its retarted.