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What books do you guys read? What genres? What are your favorites? What authors do you like? And, why to all of these? Do you have any recs for other crollers? What are you reading now?

:) You like Neil! I like you.

However, it seems like people are just posting their favorite book(s). There's already a thread for that purpose: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1881/Favorite-Book.html

Also, there's a thread for favorite authors: http://www.crunchyroll.com/showforumtopic?id=2467

Since you mentioned Harry Potter, here's a shameless plug for the hell of it: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1292/Harry-Potter-Spoiler-Warning.html

And, although it's not a 'what are you currently reading' thread, there is a thread for books we just finished: http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1279/Last-Book-You-Read.html


Yeah, I really wanted to get this to cover all those questions marks and continue into an overall discussion, but sometimes I think people are just posting (not just in this thread) to rack up points, rather than actually discuss.


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i like multiple genres.... but most of the time i read books which are..... mystery, thrill, sci-fi, teen..... i don't have any fave author in particular.... i love reading books... it's my fave hobby..... i'm starting to read the book "riddles of epsylon".... and i'm still waiting to found the other books in the series of the otori trilogy..........

can anyone recommend me a good book?????????????


At first I was thinking maybe this might be a little heavy for you, since you're 9 years younger than him, but seeing that you like thrillers, I'm going to toss you what my boyfriend has read lately:

Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters and the Electric Church by Jeff Somers. They're both similar in that it focuses on a "religious" group that pops up and tries to force conversions and seeks total domination within a community. The first is Victorian steampunk and the later is robotic-age. Both a very dark and little disturbing from what he has read to me, so be warned. Oh, and Electric Church is a series, apparently. The next book comes out in May this year.

Endymion Springs and the Alchemyst also look like they'd be right up your ally. I haven't read either yet, but I've been wanting to.



On that note, has anyone read or watched Deltora Quest? I know that they're pretty light reading kids books, but I've been curious, especially after noticing that it's an anime, too (I only recognized the title because of work, but it still surprised me and got me curious).
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Yeah, I really wanted to get this to cover all those questions marks and continue into an overall discussion, but sometimes I think people are just posting (not just in this thread) to rack up points, rather than actually discuss.

Unfortunately, given the age of people here, I really don't think you're going to get much discussion. And even if you did, chances are it would just consist of "OMG _____'S S0O0O HAWT!!!" and the like.



the Alchemyst

This book caught my eye recently, but I'm not sure whether to bother with it or not. From the reviews I read, it seems people either absolutely worship it or they think it should be banished to the fiery pits of hell for all eternity.
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the Alchemyst

This book caught my eye recently, but I'm not sure whether to bother with it or not. From the reviews I read, it seems people either absolutely worship it or they think it should be banished to the fiery pits of hell for all eternity.


Yeah, I'm starting to read the reviews... I think I'm going to hold off for myself until the second one is out and I can see those reviews. I have so much more on my list that I'm told I need to read first that I'm leaving things that I didn't already buy that are just titles that I became naturally curious over for much later.
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Era013 wrote:

i like multiple genres.... but most of the time i read books which are..... mystery, thrill, sci-fi, teen..... i don't have any fave author in particular.... i love reading books... it's my fave hobby..... i'm starting to read the book "riddles of epsylon".... and i'm still waiting to found the other books in the series of the otori trilogy..........

can anyone recommend me a good book?????????????


At first I was thinking maybe this might be a little heavy for you, since you're 9 years younger than him, but seeing that you like thrillers, I'm going to toss you what my boyfriend has read lately:

Whitechapel Gods by S.M. Peters and the Electric Church by Jeff Somers. They're both similar in that it focuses on a "religious" group that pops up and tries to force conversions and seeks total domination within a community. The first is Victorian steampunk and the later is robotic-age. Both a very dark and little disturbing from what he has read to me, so be warned. Oh, and Electric Church is a series, apparently. The next book comes out in May this year.

Endymion Springs and the Alchemyst also look like they'd be right up your ally. I haven't read either yet, but I've been wanting to.



On that note, has anyone read or watched Deltora Quest? I know that they're pretty light reading kids books, but I've been curious, especially after noticing that it's an anime, too (I only recognized the title because of work, but it still surprised me and got me curious).


thanks alot.... i really like thrillers.....!!!
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lokita wrote:



the Alchemyst

This book caught my eye recently, but I'm not sure whether to bother with it or not. From the reviews I read, it seems people either absolutely worship it or they think it should be banished to the fiery pits of hell for all eternity.


Yeah, I'm starting to read the reviews... I think I'm going to hold off for myself until the second one is out and I can see those reviews. I have so much more on my list that I'm told I need to read first that I'm leaving things that I didn't already buy that are just titles that I became naturally curious over for much later.


I'm not sure if you have an account there, but I swear by goodreads.com. I've found so many incredible books (Water for Elephants, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, The Romanov Prophecy, The Meaning of Night, etc) through that site - not to mention ended up avoiding books I would have otherwise would have bought and read (and hated), thanks to the reviews.
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I guess my current favorite is:

Lord of the flies. This is the only book I've read in a while that actually kept me interested.

On another note, I spent over a 1000 dollars on books. I have over 120 books in my room, and still didn't manage to finish them. lol. Most of them are paperback, but there's still quite a few that are Hardcovers. Hell, I had so many books, I even gave them out as presents.
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Thanks, Lokita. I'll probably spread the news at work for that site, as most of us are looking for new reads and would like to know something about them before customers do.
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I hate Eragon.
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The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adam's was fun.

Also a big fan of Dune.


I love Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...except for the last two books.
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I guess my current favorite is:

Lord of the flies. This is the only book I've read in a while that actually kept me interested.

On another note, I spent over a 1000 dollars on books. I have over 120 books in my room, and still didn't manage to finish them. lol. Most of them are paperback, but there's still quite a few that are Hardcovers. Hell, I had so many books, I even gave them out as presents.


I don't even want to imagine how much money I've spent on books.

& LotF was fantastic. I was sorely disappointed with the ending, though. It just...stopped.

:( You find To Kill a Mockingbird boring?! It's one of my favorites.
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I guess my current favorite is:

Lord of the flies. This is the only book I've read in a while that actually kept me interested.

On another note, I spent over a 1000 dollars on books. I have over 120 books in my room, and still didn't manage to finish them. lol. Most of them are paperback, but there's still quite a few that are Hardcovers. Hell, I had so many books, I even gave them out as presents.


My sister does that. She's a major bibliophile, and I followed her example. We both even worked at books stores (I still do, for her old company's rival), where we would essentially give the store back out pay checks. Being that she lives in a more urban area with a few used books stores and thrift shops, though, she's gotten quite the collection built up over and over again. Every time she's needed to move to a new apartment, she needed to give away boxes of books because she either can't get enough people to help her move all that stuff and finds it easier to give it away or sell it, or because the place she's moving to is too small for her collection.

I'm getting there, too. What, in my room, isn't taken over by clothes and fabric that will hopefully soon be clothes is occupied by a pile of books. A lot of space in my house on the ground floor (we pretty much made the whole floor storage) is the rest of my library.
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lokita wrote:


ojsinnerz wrote:

I guess my current favorite is:

Lord of the flies. This is the only book I've read in a while that actually kept me interested.

On another note, I spent over a 1000 dollars on books. I have over 120 books in my room, and still didn't manage to finish them. lol. Most of them are paperback, but there's still quite a few that are Hardcovers. Hell, I had so many books, I even gave them out as presents.


I don't even want to imagine how much money I've spent on books.

& LotF was fantastic. I was sorely disappointed with the ending, though. It just...stopped.

:( You find To Kill a Mockingbird boring?! It's one of my favorites.


Actually, just the first chapter. The other chapters so far, I find interesting.
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I hate Eragon.


Care to elaborate as to why? I haven;t read it yet, but I did give it to one of my high school friends, and she loves it, as do many of my friends. I'm hesitant to pick it up, though, because one of my professors said, "It's like reading Pern again, only written by a kid who obviously hasn't written before this, over uses imagery and is, overall, not quite as imaginative in the long run."
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ojsinnerz wrote:

I guess my current favorite is:

Lord of the flies. This is the only book I've read in a while that actually kept me interested.

On another note, I spent over a 1000 dollars on books. I have over 120 books in my room, and still didn't manage to finish them. lol. Most of them are paperback, but there's still quite a few that are Hardcovers. Hell, I had so many books, I even gave them out as presents.


My sister does that. She's a major bibliophile, and I followed her example. We both even worked at books stores (I still do, for her old company's rival), where we would essentially give the store back out pay checks. Being that she lives in a more urban area with a few used books stores and thrift shops, though, she's gotten quite the collection built up over and over again. Every time she's needed to move to a new apartment, she needed to give away boxes of books because she either can't get enough people to help her move all that stuff and finds it easier to give it away or sell it, or because the place she's moving to is too small for her collection.

I'm getting there, too. What, in my room, isn't taken over by clothes and fabric that will hopefully soon be clothes is occupied by a pile of books. A lot of space in my house on the ground floor (we pretty much made the whole floor storage) is the rest of my library.


I used to obesssed with books since I was grade 6. I would buy at least 2-4 thick books weekly, then read them continuously until I was done, which only took me about 1-3 days each. Fortunately, I finished all my homeworks at school, so all I did at home was reading. Everytime my family and I went out of town, I always forced my parents to buy me books. My dad always said no, while my mom always said yes. It's kinda funny thinking about it.
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CerridwenStorms wrote:


JuliaRhys wrote:

I hate Eragon.


Care to elaborate as to why? I haven;t read it yet, but I did give it to one of my high school friends, and she loves it, as do many of my friends. I'm hesitant to pick it up, though, because one of my professors said, "It's like reading Pern again, only written by a kid who obviously hasn't written before this, over uses imagery and is, overall, not quite as imaginative in the long run."


I've read it, and loved it. Unfortunately, it copies most of elements off of LOTR, and Star wars. Most of the contents, even characters, are extremely similar to those two other series I've mentioned, and many other series. There really aren't anything to add to the fantasy genre, because everything in that book was done before, and copied off of another series. It's still worth reading though
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