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Gawd you're young ;)

I was a *major* fan of the X-Files, and a couple of years ago (or maybe it was last year...) I got the full box set of the 9 series+films (for an amazing price, actually). And what did I do? I watched every single episode of the mythology plot, in order. When you do that, things become way more clear and much much better than when you're watching them mixed with 'normal' plots.
I think it ended the right way, so I hope that if they do bring it back, they close the mythology and don't revive it.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 26, 2015, 06:44:31 PM »
Just finished book 3 in Brent Week's Lightbringer series. Damn that was good. (...) when the next book is due for each.
August 2016 - I can't find it now, but I saw this date in a site and it's imprinted in my memory ;D
Apparently he's just finishing writing it now!

Edit: found it!
"3. When is the last book in The Lightbringer Series coming out?
I’m writing the final book of The Lightbringer Series now. All of my books have taken two years per book, so you will likely see the final volume, The Blood Mirror, in summer 2016."

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: January 26, 2015, 01:49:27 PM »
I usually also read in the morning at weekends.

One of the great things in life: waking up on a weekend, going to make breakfast, bringing it back to bed to eat, and reading for about an hour ;D
(the thing I immediately reclaimed as a treat after becoming single again, hehe)

Another odd thought is that I find this book so perfectly self-contained that I'm not running off to find the next in the series.

They are self-contained. Even though they're a 'series', they're not a continuation of the story as such. Each book focuses on one god, with the second one focusing on Itempas and a completely new main character that I absolutely love (2nd is my favourite), and the third is on Sieh, taking place ages later.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: January 26, 2015, 08:02:47 AM »
I really like Malta, and I think her being so awful in the first two books really made me like her more because I saw her grow up.
>:( *fingers on ears* lalalala No spoilers, please!

and drive cars!
No, you don't get it, they are *special* cars - toad- and mole- size, of course, not human size ;D ;)

Not growing up in England, I never had that story read to me when I was little (or read it myself). I actually think I ended up reading first the 2 sequels that William Horwood wrote in the 90s (I think), and only then the original. Can't say I found much differences though, lovely stories :) Must have been at about the same time I discovered Redwall, hehe

And about the 'reading in bed'. It's just that when I say that, people imagine a couple of pages or 5 minutes only! For me it's minimum half an hour, usually 45 mins, can go up to 1 hour or more until I realise I'm going to be dead waking up for work the next morning hehe
I'm glad to see that others can do the same!

And funny how you mentions chapters, Elfy - my parents still comment that when I was little and they went to my room to say "lights out, girls", I always asked "just let me read until the end of the chapter" ;D
Nowadays that can be hard, in the books that have gigantic chapters hehe

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: January 25, 2015, 07:33:18 PM »
In early Liveship, that might mean a Malta chapter  ;).

"early"? you mean she gets better, hehe? I'm halfway through Mad Ship and as I wrote in another thread, everytime she shows up I want to slap her, hard ;D

(and thanks for replying, I'll wait for others before saying)

General Discussion / Re: Genuine Real Archery
« on: January 25, 2015, 11:26:08 AM »
Ohmygawd, thank you!
It was amazing, and it will definitely impact the way I read fights with arrows now :D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: January 25, 2015, 11:14:20 AM »
There's still the writing contest
Reminder to self: go read December's to vote!

Random question:
When someone says that they basically read in bed at night before going to sleep, how much do you think they mean? In time or pages?
I'd like some answers before I share my understanding, to confirm if I've been wrong all along...

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Miscellaneous Musings
« on: January 24, 2015, 03:37:05 PM »
Time spent reading instead of here is ok (sick or at work, not, hehe)
It has been quite quiet, actually...

I'm still bang in the middle of the Liveship Traders, and I'm having strange mixed feelings of wanting to read non-stop and wanting to drag the experience on, to get more from those characters. And wanting to slap Malta with a passion ;D

* Speaking for myself, if you're someone who normally relies a lot on voice tone, pitch and body language to express what you're trying to say, use smileys when you're posting to more or less replace that. And hope that people have the same understanding of a smiley than you ;D
hehe I know some people don't like them much, but I've realised that sometimes what I'm *really* trying to say does not come out as well as I wished... particularly when I'm gushing out about a book or being annoyed about something ;)

* I like reading about people's true feelings about a book. It doesn't have to be 'proper reviews' (whatever they are - I know I can't do them, 'blog-type'...), but be honest and don't worry about praising too much or too little :)

* If you can't find a thread about what you want to say, don't be afraid to start one. Someone has to be the first, hehe

* And feel free to use my 'Miscellaneous musings' thread (somewhere in the "Fantasy Book & Author Discussion" section) for random thoughts and comments about reading, books, and stuff...

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: This topic concerns Amazon
« on: January 24, 2015, 08:51:25 AM »
The only thing I use the bio page for is to get to the authors complete list of books. Sometimes I might notice where they are from, but I don't actively seek that info out, and very rarely actually read the bio.
Same here.

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:39:29 PM »
I'm now on The Mad Ship, Robin Hobb - volume 2 of the "Liveship Traders" trilogy.
Loving it!

Hi and welcome!

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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: Mark Hodder
« on: January 21, 2015, 09:38:08 AM »
There's a 5th of them? I didn't know that.

As I mentioned in my post above, they're organised into 2 trilogies :)

This is a bit of an interview:
Mark Hodder: After The Return of the Discontinued Man (which is the fifth), there’s one more Burton & Swinburne to go. A six-part story arc divided into two trilogies. It wasn’t always my plan for Edward Oxford to make a return appearance but by the time I was at the midpoint of the series I knew he had to, both from a storytelling perspective and also in terms of what the readers would want at this juncture. The ‘tinkering’ in Discontinued is intense, though not in the manner you might expect, and the outcome is another of those “how the hell will Hodder get Burton out of this?” moments.

Let me just say that Discontinued enters into sci-fi realm, H.G.Wells-type ;D

Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« on: January 20, 2015, 08:01:46 PM »
So I finally finished How to live safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu.

Did you read it? What was your experience?

My opinion was exactly the same as yours. I got it from the library 3 years ago, for about the same reasons as you, and found it dead boring. I think I speed read it, almost browsing, because there was no story.
I can't remember any details now and it's just an annoying feeling, hehe

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