Books, Books, Books: We Love Them!

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Tegan, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Just curious as to what kind of books (gonna include short stories and poetry in this, too) ya'll like readin'. Or, is there a particular story you're dying for, but can't seem to find it? Do you neither read nor write? You can mention that, too.

  2. Quinn

    I practically jump out of my skin when the door vibrates. Knocking--someone's knocking. On my door? I didn't even think someone cared enough to even show--

    "Um...Quinn are you in there? Are you alright?"

    I instantly recognize that voice. Tegan. Ah, crap! I left her completely hanging at the dining hall, didn't I? The hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I feel some sort of sinister presence behind me. I turn around, slow and terrified and trembling...

    Nothing's there. Christ; I'm really losing my mind, aren't I? I can't even function for two minutes without thinking that crazy doppleganger is going to pop up and haunt me. I stand at the door awkwardly; wondering why I haven't opened the door yet. Tegan is harmless and a tad on the curious side; I have no reason to keep her out..But I still can't open the door. I'm gripping the knob for dear life but turning it is a whole new story. What if my mind's playing tricks on me again? Maybe it isn't Tegan? Maybe Tegan is an illusion just like Eve. This entire reality is a trick, i-isn't it?

    Oh God. Please God, make the questions stop.

    My chest hurts and the oxygen around me is depleting--fast. On the verge of hyperventilating, I lean into the door and close my eyes, trying to recount the steps of breathing. "No," I say shakily, "I'm not stable. At all."
  3. Blair

    She gently poked his middle finger back into place "Technically things can't devolve. They can have horrible evolutions." She was brought back to her high school days of when there was a saying to get the science teachers pissed off. I have a theory that rocks devolve. She wasn't sure where it started but she giggled in spite of herself.


    Sabriel Series, Terry Brooks, can't remember the fucking rest right now because goddamn they are a lot
  5. I enjoyed reading most of Tolkien's books: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Hobbit, The Silmarillion..

    I also enjoy reading books that deal with people's shitty lives, drug/alcohol abuse, and uh...shit like that >>
  6. John Steinbeck's "East of Eden", Its an amazing book. Almost all his books are amazing, but East of Eden is a masterpiece.

    I don't read as much as I used to. I have read a lot of fantasy, LOR, The Harry Potter books. Some Old School Sci-Fi like Aldous Huxley; a great turn of the century Sci-Fi author. As well as a Ton of Comic books.
  7. SciFi/Fantasy and Alternate History FTW.

    Harry Turtledove fucking rocks (I think I recall passing that particular name to Seiji), as do David Drake, Eric Fint, and John Ringo. Pretty much anyone who's ever co-authored with any of them is pretty good, too, and I used to read a lot of Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon until I discovered I'd READ most of their work. Tamora Pierce is an awesome author, as well, but she doesn't seem to write fast enough for me to get my fix....
  8. Anything by Robert E. Howard.


    Also King, Dark Tower FTW.
  9. oh, yea. I forgot King. I've read everything he's ever written.
  10. Vampire Hunter D



    Stuff that's mystery, sci-fi, or horror.
  11. this thread would've been better with less k's and more b's.
  12. I thinb that Darbness is right.
  13. The Tower by Stephen King. (I've read most of his books, so moving on). Also, I like reading realistic/historical fiction. (I've been reading Their Eyes Were Wathing God by Zora Neal Hurston and it's been pretty good so far, although the difference between the narrator's style and the characters dialect is a bit funny). Mentioning manga, I've been reading Skip Beat! and Shugo Chara! for awhile. I've also been reading xxxHolic like crazy! (I love the drawing). There are more, but I'll mention them later.
  14. :dude:

    But I like a Hundred Years of Solitude, you guys probably don't know about it since the writer isn't white.
  15. Gwen

    The man smiled again and gestured for the men behind him to take care of the guards "We prefer to consider ourselves more as a family. And you two are free to leave very soon, I promise. I just have some propositions to offer, and you may decline of course, but our propositions are in your best interest to say yes to. There is no need for violence Jason. Gwendolyn are you alright?" The man ask "You seem a bit pale."

    "Just go on with your propositions," Gwen mumbled and the man shrugged

    "We would like assistance getting rid of our problem. Dagger."
  16. i never could quite get into the Silmarillian........i enjoy C.S.Lewis, Orson Scott Card, Anne Rice, Poe, Stephen King, David Sherman and Dan Cragg (Star Fist series, WND would like them), and last but not least in any way, J.R.R. Tolkien.
  17. Well I love reading but I love to read Manga books *Japanese left to right books, or as some people know it as backwards comic books* and I also love to write but the thing of it is when ever I do try to write a story I always end up stopping half way in either because of writers block or it just sounds terrible in the end.
  18. Jason

    He raised an eyebrow at her.


    He smiled at her. "I shall be your teddy bear." He kissed her.
  19. the sad thing is that Farenheit 451 is banned in most school libraries as of 2007
  20. It's banned in our school library. I think it's more ironic than sad.