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Re: Books!

Post by halfwise on Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:39 am

spelled mexicana even if pronounced mehicana. But I don't think they call it that anyway.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:13 am

¡¿Senorita?! Dios mio! Mad

Yo no hablo espanol..erm... Only... en piquito? No that's not right...Wait yes it is, I just spelled it wrong. Un poquito!

Solo un poco!

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Was that bit on the other page Mexican-Spanish, and not Spanish-Spanish?

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Post by halfwise on Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:37 pm

It was an attempt at mexican spanish, but a Mexican would never say they speak mexican.

And Senorita indeed! Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Lancebloke on Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:56 pm

Going to get my book out there this year. Been sitting on a finished first draft for nearly 4 years now. Getting arse in to gear!
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Post by halfwise on Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:00 pm

well, remember how many times now-famous books got rejected, and don't give up!

http://www.litrejections.com/best-sellers-initially-rejected/

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:18 pm

Best of luck with that whole process, Lance!
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:54 am

Yeah nice one Lance. Perhaps a chapter to whet our appetites? Actually I suppose that might be legally tricky if you plan on selling the manuscript to someone.

Anyhoo, Merchant of Venice is pissing me off. Bassanio is a dick to his friends and wife, and Portia's courtroom trickery is unlawful B.S. Mad

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Post by halfwise on Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:28 pm

years ago Lance serialized a portion, that's the book you're talking about, right Lance?

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:17 pm

Seen on Facebook:



Let's give this a try...

As one begins the story of the transition from the preindustrial to the modern world by examining the history of the first country to make the leap, one question comes to mind almost automatically. Why did the process of industrialization in England culminate in the establishment of a relatively free society?

...Huh. scratch
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Post by halfwise on Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:52 am

Razz

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:00 am

...exciting stuff, haha.


I got this:

Abandon all presumptions, ye who enter here. Turn the pages of this tome only should you meet these qualifications: That you are a fantasy enthusiast of imaginative mind, familiar with the customs of role playing...
I think mine has more kinkiness to it though. Razz

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Post by Eldorion on Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:14 am

That's much more promising. cyclops
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Post by halfwise on Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:56 am

I'm assuming it's correct to start with the introduction?

The first time I ever saw my grandmother drink alcohol was when I saw her accept a small glass of champagne on her 100th birthday.

hmm, layers to unravel there.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:45 am

Your love life is... small, and late-blooming.

For Eldo's, I'd say that his love-life is kind of analytical, and focused on the origins of things.

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Post by David H on Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:17 am

As a small boy going to school in Ilwaco, a fishing village nestled between the forest ahd the waters of the Columbia River, I was startled to learn that I was unique among my classmates -- I was extinct!

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:31 am

Oh no, that can't be good!

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Post by halfwise on Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:12 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:Your love life is... small, and late-blooming.


Cruelly accurate. Neutral

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Post by chris63 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:58 am

Been looking for this book on audio cd. Finally found it, but was going to cost over $300 (10 books)
Wasn't going to pay that so after more searching found it for just over $200. Fair enough i thought
just about worn my lotr's cd's out. Then found out that there was no shipping to Australia. Anyway
to cut a long story short my wife found it for $54 and $20 shipping. Wait there's more. Not only do i get the 10
books on cd. I get all 18 books David Eddings wrote on audio cd as well.


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Post by chris63 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:01 am

Or you can listen to it on Youtube.


Book 1

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:38 am

{{{You know Ive never read any Eddings, just sort of passed me by. I assume you recommend them Chris given what you were willing to pay for the audios! Shocked Mad But would rather start with reading a book as I prefer to do that before listening to audio versions. Whats the first one? }}}

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:34 pm

Looks like Pawn is, from the book-cover in that video link.

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Post by chris63 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:35 pm

Well spotted Forest. Wink

Read the whole series 8 or 9 times at least.
Apart from Lotr's its the best i'v read.

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Long ago, the evil God Torak fought a war to obtain an object of immense power - the Orb of Aldur. But Torak was defeated and the Orb reclaimed by Belgarath the sorcerer.

Garion, a young farm lad, loves the story when he first hears it from the old storyteller. But it has nothing to do with him. Or does it? For the stories also tell of a prophecy that must be fulfilled - a destiny handed down through the generations.

And Torak is stirring again . . .

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Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:00 am

I got a collection of Kafka books and stories for christmas from a friend at work, mostly because of an internal joke we have, but since he gave it to me I decided to read it. Just finished reading The Trial now - I cannot say that I understand all of it, but what a great read. One of the weirdest, most surreal and thoroughly enjoyable books I have ever read. A christmas present intended as a prank turned out to be one of the best I got, so the joke's on him Smile  I won't even try to analyse it here, just wanted to recommend it (though many of you have probably read it at some point). I have read a few of the "classics" before, though mostly from Norwegian and Russian literature, but I'm thinking maybe I should branch out a little, literature-wise - any suggestions from you well-read and learnéd hobbits?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:31 am

{{ Personally I like 1984, though its half a normal story narrative and half a political essay- but its an interesting if frightening read and probably something everyone should read at one point. I also like Catch-22 staying in the political realm.
If you want something just as deep but a lot sillier and more fun then you cant go wrong with a modern classic Like Hitchhikers Guide if you've never read it. Or for more serious sci-fi there's plenty to choose form, starting with the grandfather of invasion tales War of the Worlds. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is fun too (though I am going on early teen memories of it here not read again since).
And if you want to go hardcore classic then I like a read of the Epic of Gilgamesh every so often, the oldest recorded story. And best of all the versions of it we have were considered classic literature at the time! (long story but basically the versions we have are from students tablets learning to be scribes in Babylon- at the time Sumerian in which Gilgamesh is written was long out of everyday use, but it had a sort of position bit like Latin does for us. If you couldn't do Sumerian cuneiform you weren't a proper scribe. And Gilgamesh for decades was one of the major prescribed texts they had to translate so there were a hell of a lot copies made over a long period in these scribal schools that were then just discarded on rubbish heaps- and that's why we still have it now. So its classic in the truest sense and literal rubbish at the same time! ). }}

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Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 pm

Cheers, petty! I actually have a copy of 1984 on my shelf back home and it's on my list. That Gilgamesh thing could be complete rubbish, I still feel like I have to read it now. Never heard of it, but sounds very interesting

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