What Are You Reading Now.

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  1. outsider

    outsider Contributor Contributor

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    If we were to do this, the impoverished writer of the series would get no financial reward for her efforts.:eek:
     
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  2. Iain Aschendale

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    She'd just squander it anyway, you know how those people are.
     
  3. NoGoodNobu

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    Or you know, borrow the book or purchase a copy

    Me, personally, I like to feed my artists. If a songs good enough to listen to, they're good enough to pay for. Same with books and movies and all that

    The only things I ever illegally downloaded was foreign music when it was impossible to get legal copies in the US—but I'd purchase it the moment they were finally available stateside (or I was in the country of origin & snagged a copy). Thankfully with the internet & other modern conveniences, it's really easy to come by legal copies of obscure works.

    I'm currently rereading Harry Potter over AmazonPrime—apparently I can read books for free because of my accidental membership.

    Otherwise, there's always the good old fashioned way—check it out from a library or borrow it from someone you know.

    My brother technically took all my Harry Potter books back with him to London—it's okay, 'cause I'm gonna ask him to buy me those books from there since I dislike my American editions.

    I remember distinctly the first time I read it there was mention of "trainers" and "snogging." Suddenly I see "sneakers" and who knows what they replaced snogging with—"making-out" perhaps?

    Also I think the American edition spells out race more explicitly.

    So I'm hoping I can read the English editions to compare against my memories & these current American editions.
     
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    Oh really? He, he. I know what you mean about the British/American variations. You can see it in the title eg Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone v Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I read most of my books from my library Overdrive account. It's amazing this Internet revolution because you've got everything accessible at the touch of a button and you don't even have leave your house to get it. Also, it's important that good literature is accessible to everyone and including working class people who don't have time to read. Some people probably don't have the internet and need to access it at the library. Others don't use the Internet at all. You could access a lot of classical literature online including poems and older works and I think that's fabulous. The last thing I looked up was poems by William Blake :)
     
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    Somehow I ended up paying three months worth for Amazon Kindle -- and I didn't even know I'd signed up for it! I appreciate that makes me sound thick, but it was a real surprise when I saw £24 out my account across that time. I had probably thought it was just to do with reading for free online. Sucks to be me, eh.

    I'm reading Bartimaeus: Rings of Solomon at the moment. Some quick-witted fun thrown in there and amusing commentaries.
     
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  6. outsider

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    I believe if you sign up for the one month's free trial and don't cancel before the period is up, you are effectively subscribed. Had the same thing until a strongly worded email rectified the problem.:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm reading The Sorcerer's Legacy by Janny Wurts. It's appalling but I can't stop because I promised a friend I'd read it--I said I'd read a fantasy of her choice if she read a horror of mine.
     
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    Is your friend Janny Wurts? Is the full title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Legacy? 'Cause it sounds like it should be. :p
     
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    She isn't, and she said this was a pretty well-known/popular book in its day? Published 1982, apparently.

    I wish it was Harry Potter because then at least it would be entertaining. :cry:
     
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    Currently reading Dunstan by Conn Iggulden. Really really enjoying it at the moment. His historical fiction books are always excellent.
     
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    The Conqueror series about Genghis Khan was excellent.
     
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    Rereading the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. No matter how many times I reread his books, I keep being swept away in his amazing fantasy world.
     
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    Dark Moon by David Gemmell at the moment. It was at the recommendation of a friend and so far it's been decent. I very rarely read fantasy so it's something a bit different. I have to be honest and say it's taking a while to read it however. While I said it was decent and well-written, it hasn't gripped me as hard as the friend said it would.
     
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    I haven't read that series, but I loved the Rome series and War of the Roses too... He's so good.
    If you haven't yet, give Dunstan a read. Highly recommend it.
     
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    Anyone know The Hawley Book of the Dead? I bought it last year. It's pretty good.
     
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    In The Path Of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles Of Mount St. Helens.

    Research, yes, but volcanoes are my thing, so I would have read it anyway. If you're even remotely interested, read it. The eyewitness details are absolutely fascinating.
     
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    Beta reading, but it's going well.
     
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    Just finished On Writing Well. Moving on to Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk.
     
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    Right now I'm stuck on 12 Kings of Sharakhai by Bradley B Beaulieu. Its a fantasy world set in a desert unlike anything I've ever read. Its 100% fantastic.
     
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    I can't finish this - giving up at 32%.
     
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    Anthony Ryan's Blood Song. Been on my TBR for ages, and as I felt like reading fantasy, decided to finally give this one a go.

    My friend recommended it. She explained she thought she'd never enjoy a book with a manly man male protagonist, but apparently something weird happened and a book with a manly man male protagonist turned out to be good. Huh, go figure.
     
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    Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Rushdie. Lots and lots of TBRs though.
     
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    Just finished Stephen King's The Long Walk
     
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    Next on the list: Stephen King's The Long Book.

    Right? RIGHT?

    ;)
     
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