I NEED YOUR HELP - with books. :3
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Soon I'll have English and Danish exams. I can't concentrate well down at school and rarely get my work done. So I need to find other solutions, since I do want to do good.
A friend of mine gave me the advice to read books, since that would help me with grammar, spelling, expand my vocabulary etc..

But I haven't read a book in a looong time, so I have no idea what to read. I am not even sure what genres I like. My best guess would be thrillers, fantasy and something psychologically (dunno what the genre actually is named, sorry).
So any advice for good books?

Please also describe the book a bit. ^^
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try to read the books of George R.R. Martin game of thrones, those books are pretty sweet and suck you right in the story.
this a summary i just found its pretty long but the books are tottaly worth it

Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season.

Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms.

Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.
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Game of Thrones are a horrible read, watch the tv-series if anything, they're much better.

Reading books is not exactly going to help you learn things unless you're actually attempting to finding out what the things you read mean, even less so if you have problems concentrating on such things normally.

Anyways, about books. The genres you suggested are hard to just randomly suggest anything for. Can't be more specific what you're interested in?
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Picture Books, picture books are fuckin' awesome.
Posted 3/14/13
Seems a little too late to start reading books. Pay someone to write your exams for you

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Sociopa wrote:

Seems a little too late to start reading books. Pay someone to write your exams for you



I agree that it's a bit late, but I would never advocate cheating. Buy some cliffs notes versions.

Posted 3/14/13

trinkit wrote:


Sociopa wrote:

Seems a little too late to start reading books. Pay someone to write your exams for you



I agree that it's a bit late, but I would never advocate cheating. Buy some cliffs notes versions.



Don't listen to trinkit, her status is self explanatory ).
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Sociopa wrote:



Don't listen to trinkit, her status is self explanatory ).


I've matured since writing that, this is good advice.
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The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher are fast paced and extremely enjoyable. The first book is called Storm Front. I'll explain the plot with this Wiki Link.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dresden_Files

George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice is a difficult series to get through for multiple reasons. Probably the greatest reason for you personally would be that you aren't familiar with the inner workings of the genre. Martin takes much of the classic fantasy style and tears it a part with this series.
Posted 3/14/13
If you really want to fail, get your hands on a James Patterson book.


trinkit wrote:
I've matured since writing that, this is good advice.


So it has worked for you )
Posted 3/14/13
If you really want to learn, then don't read fantasy or thrillers and stuff... Read actual literature... Read some Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald or Willa Cather or Nathaniel Hawthorne. If you want a real page-turner, try Sherlock Holmes.
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Please try the help thread next time:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1099/the-general-helpadvice-thread

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