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[*] posted on 6-22-2006 at 09:40 PM


anyone have any good reading recommendations on the topic of "riddles," "fairies," or "worship?"
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[*] posted on 6-23-2006 at 06:11 PM


SGE (and others who recommended PotO), I've also gotten into this one. My translation was definitely the problem, and the copy I got this time is much more readable. It's making my boring work day a lot more bearable, and I might actually finish it tomorrow or Sunday at work (depending on just how dead it is here). ;)



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[*] posted on 6-27-2006 at 08:51 PM


I finished PotO :D Fell in love and want to see the movie. I wish I could read during work, but I only get to in my breaks. Which copy did you get?

vitamin_D: For a light-hearted look at fairies there's Artemis Fowl. It does contain some helpful points on lore and stuff. Hmmm I'm stumped as to anything else at the moment, but I'll look around




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[*] posted on 6-29-2006 at 12:20 PM


If you want something slightly darker about fairies, try "Tithe" or "Valiant" by Holly Black.
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[*] posted on 6-29-2006 at 10:00 PM


Ooh, Artemis Fowl. Those are great books.

Also: Phantom movie. It's pretty good (not so much like the book though, since it's based on the musical and the musical was kind of loosely based on the book). I prefer Michael Crawford as the Phantom, myself.

I do have the soundtracks, if you're interested. The Original Broadway Recording and the 2-disc 2004 movie soundtrack.




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[*] posted on 6-29-2006 at 11:50 PM


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Ooh, Artemis Fowl. Those are great books.



actually... i'm not a big fan of the artemis fowl books. i think they could've been better written.
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[*] posted on 6-30-2006 at 09:30 AM


The Phantom movie's great, IMO, but like obi1sgirl said, don't expect it to be too much like the book. Yes, it's still the Raoul-Christine-Erik triangle set at the Paris Opera House, but the end is about as different as can be. Definitely worth seeing, and great music. And the Phantom is . . . good-looking. :) And Scottish.

Michael Crawford . . . Hmm. IMO, it seems like Crawford is better with the softer and/or higher songs (Music of the Night, All I Ask of You Reprise, Phantom of the Opera), but I prefer Gerard for the grittier stuff (The Mirror, Past the Point of No Return, Down Once More).

I'd also recommend seeing the show, if you ever get the chance. I've only seen it at The Fox Theater in Atlanta, but my parents have seen it in New York and say it's amazing.

And now I'm dreadfully off-topic. Books . . . I'm reading A Game of Thrones right now, and I love it. I'll be reading the rest of the series. If you like fantasy that reads more like history - not so many fantastic elements, and I have yet to see magic - then this book's great. Kind of a refreshing break from witches and mages and wands.




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[*] posted on 7-3-2006 at 12:20 PM


I'm reading The World According to Garp (By John Irving), Carrie (By Stephen King), and Thicker than Water (By someone!)

I'm going to see JKR (my role model and the person who wrote the books I'm OBSESSED WITH!) and John Irving and Stephen King at a book reading at the beginning of Aug. So I'm reading the guys books so I know a bit about their writing style.
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[*] posted on 7-4-2006 at 01:39 AM


Little late on this, but ZOMG, they re-released Kay's Phantom? I spent SO long looking for that book a few years back, finally got it, and my copy is one of the most read in my personal library.



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[*] posted on 7-4-2006 at 03:32 AM


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I'm reading The World According to Garp (By John Irving), Carrie (By Stephen King), and Thicker than Water (By someone!)

I'm going to see JKR (my role model and the person who wrote the books I'm OBSESSED WITH!) and John Irving and Stephen King at a book reading at the beginning of Aug. So I'm reading the guys books so I know a bit about their writing style.


Carrie is great - if you can get your hands on his new one, Cell, by the time you go, I suggest doing so.

Can I say that I'm UNBELIEVABLY JEALOUS?!
JKR and SK are definitely the only authors I struggle to read everything they publish. Have fun! :D




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