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Re: Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2015, 05:35:35 PM »
Welcome!
I'm new here myself as well, and I haven't read the Q&A yet. I probably should get to that at some point.
I don't think you'll have any trouble finding people on here that are just like you. My first couple of days looking at this website I found a forum thread that made me so happy, because I realized I wasn't alone.

My first fantasy was Harry Potter when I was 8 or 9. I didn't read much fantasy after that for the next 5 or 6 years, except for the Inheritance Cycle.
To be honest, what really got me into fantasy was The Demon Wars Saga by R. A. Salvatore. There's a company out there called Graphic Audio that dramatizes books. I had been reading a si-fi series called Doomsday Warrior when the advertisement for Demon Wars caught my eye. From Demon Wars I saw an advertisement for The Night Angel Trilogy, which is awesome! A few Graphic Audio Series later I stumbled upon The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett. And then The Light Bringer Saga by Brent Weeks, which is my favorite fantasy series.
The United States has a library for blind people that makes books available for download in a specialized format. I jumped right on that and continued my plunge into the Fantasy genre. I've been trying to read all the popular stuff so that I can participate in more discussions, which at first seemed hard, until I finished climbing the Game of Thrones mountain. Now every book seems like a piece of cake.

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Re: Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2015, 07:19:49 PM »
Welcome!

Our library is pretty much non existant. I don't think it has any books that came out after 2000, not even to speak of fantasy novels. Luckily I have one frien who reads A LOT! She also likes working on her personal library, so I get to borrow books from her. Otherwise I buy kindle books and when possible softcovers at our local bookshop. Unfortunately they aren't always up to date with the newest releases. So I am often forced to go the electronic version, especially if I want to join the bookclub read of the month.

I discovered fantasy novels when I came across my dad's Thomas Covenant novel. I was reorganising one of his closets when I found this stack of yellow paged books and decided to give it a try. Later I convinced my parents to buy me LOTR for my birthday. But I only became a true fan when I discovered my friends personal library and started borrowing books from her. Nowadays I mostly rely on Fantasy Faction to introduce me to new books and authors. (Thank you, so by the way!)

Been considering a getting a kindle a couple of times but I never end up doing so as I just think there's something special with a good ol' paper book. Suppose I'm old fashioned that way. Wildly impractical of course. The local bookshop here might actually get a fantasy book every once in a blue moon, buuuuut its always a translated version and I refuse to read that. A book should be read in the language it was written or its just wrong. Man... I feel like I'm sounding very old :/

You're lucky to have a friend with a nice collection of books. None of my friends are big readers. The only one I know who actually reads a lot is my mom and she doesn't quite have the same taste as me:P

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So true. My library didn't have many fantasy titles beyond the old Dragonlance stuff. Can't complain, though. By the time I was 14 I'd read all the Star Wars extended universe books that were out without buying a single one. Good times.

Found out recently that the library here will order books for you if you ask them to. I'd save vast amounts of money if I actually started taking advantage of that fact...

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Re: Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2015, 07:57:59 PM »
Been considering a getting a kindle a couple of times but I never end up doing so as I just think there's something special with a good ol' paper book. Suppose I'm old fashioned that way.
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 buuuuut its always a translated version and I refuse to read that. A book should be read in the language it was written or its just wrong.
Man... I feel like I'm sounding very old :/

No you're not, I feel exactly the same, in both counts.
Oh wait.
Maybe I *am* old.
Ooops
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Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2015, 08:21:22 PM »
I never whould have bought a Kindle for myself. But after we had to buy yet another book case my husband decided to surprise me with one as an aniversary gift. I must admit that I wasn't too excited at first but it grew on me. Looking back I think it opened the door for me to read much more than I otherwise would have. It's just way too easy to buy a book I want to read and have it delivered instantaneously. (And that is not good for the credit card.) Plus, I like the preview option. I would often read the preview and then buy the actual softcover because of it.

Still more in love with the smell, feel and funktionality of the physical book though. And I think I would always be.

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Re: Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2015, 09:14:36 PM »
I read most often on the Kindle app of my iPad or iPhone.  I still can't believe that, with my iPad charger left out-of-town, I actually read The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages on the tiny screen of my iPhone.  That was not an optimal experience!

And just this weekend, I gifted a Kindle Paperwhite to my father, who is having trouble reading due to Parkinsons.  Amusingly, my stepmother has just about claimed it, and is singing its praises.

Meanwhile, I stopped in at a used book store and wandered the aisles, enjoying pulling out books, looking at the covers, remembering ones I'd read and looking for ones I hadn't.  I picked up Robin Hobb's Ship of Fools.  It's fat, and I love picking it up and putting it down without worrying about battery life or wifi.

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Re: Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2015, 09:22:33 PM »
Welcome!
I'm new here myself as well, and I haven't read the Q&A yet. I probably should get to that at some point.
I don't think you'll have any trouble finding people on here that are just like you. My first couple of days looking at this website I found a forum thread that made me so happy, because I realized I wasn't alone.

My first fantasy was Harry Potter when I was 8 or 9. I didn't read much fantasy after that for the next 5 or 6 years, except for the Inheritance Cycle.
To be honest, what really got me into fantasy was The Demon Wars Saga by R. A. Salvatore. There's a company out there called Graphic Audio that dramatizes books. I had been reading a si-fi series called Doomsday Warrior when the advertisement for Demon Wars caught my eye. From Demon Wars I saw an advertisement for The Night Angel Trilogy, which is awesome! A few Graphic Audio Series later I stumbled upon The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett. And then The Light Bringer Saga by Brent Weeks, which is my favorite fantasy series.
The United States has a library for blind people that makes books available for download in a specialized format. I jumped right on that and continued my plunge into the Fantasy genre. I've been trying to read all the popular stuff so that I can participate in more discussions, which at first seemed hard, until I finished climbing the Game of Thrones mountain. Now every book seems like a piece of cake.

So very true. I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by the 'Game of Thrones' mountain myself, as you so nicely put it. 1800 named characters? I mean come on! It took me 2 months to memorize the names of my neighbors! (and there's only 3 of them.) But yeah, everything now seems a breeze in comparison.

I think I need to check out that Light Bringer Saga. Seems to get a lot of praise. Always happy to add more to the "to-read-pile" :D

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No you're not, I feel exactly the same, in both counts.
Oh wait.
Maybe I *am* old.
Ooops
 ;D

Naah. We're obviously in our prime! *nod*

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Plus, I like the preview option. I would often read the preview and then buy the actual softcover because of it.

Still more in love with the smell, feel and funktionality of the physical book though. And I think I would always be.

Oooh that's actually very clever. That's definitely going on the "pro's" list if reasons to buy/not to buy a kindle. Sort of like downloading a movie to see if its good and then buy the DVD after.... Not that I'd EVER illegally download a movie >.> That would be wrong.


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Re: Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2015, 09:25:00 PM »
Call me ambibooksterous.    ;D

I can't quite decide if that's brilliant or terrible xD I'm leaning towards brilliant.

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Re: Good Evening!(/morning/day/night)
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2015, 10:07:00 PM »
I read most often on the Kindle app of my iPad or iPhone.  I still can't believe that, with my iPad charger left out-of-town, I actually read The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages on the tiny screen of my iPhone.  That was not an optimal experience!

And just this weekend, I gifted a Kindle Paperwhite to my father, who is having trouble reading due to Parkinsons.  Amusingly, my stepmother has just about claimed it, and is singing its praises.

Meanwhile, I stopped in at a used book store and wandered the aisles, enjoying pulling out books, looking at the covers, remembering ones I'd read and looking for ones I hadn't.  I picked up Robin Hobb's Ship of Fools.  It's fat, and I love picking it up and putting it down without worrying about battery life or wifi.

Call me ambibooksterous.    ;D
I think if I was reduced to reading on my iPhone I'd wind up going out and buying a book.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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