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Offline Darkstar

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2015, 03:06:06 pm »
lmao YA fiction trash soooo very accurately describes me. I've been hitting the cat fantasy books hardcore lately: The Wild Road, The Golden Cat, Varjak Paw books, The Tygrine Cat, and I am in the middle of reading Tailchaser's Song (I never get many chances to sit down and read cries). I also have some books that I would like to add to my Cat Nerd Book Hoard....no idea when I will get a chance to expand it though....

Shoutouts to some of my other faves that have already been listed in this thread (The Temeraire series, Redwall, The Book Thief are all amazing reads)

I have to say though, if I'm being honest my favorite book is still To Kill a Mockingbird


Have you read Solo's Journey? Or uh... Windrusher? Or Per-Bast?

Oh, on the topic of horribly written books... Anything David Clement-Davies has written is simply terrible. I don't even know how to describe how terrible they are but it's like... they're descriptively nondescript. I just hate the writing style so bad that I could barely slog through any of the books. Bleh. :P It's probably subjective though, since many people seem to like The Sight.


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Re: BOOKS
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2015, 03:11:55 pm »
i remember trying to read The Sight when i was in eighth grade and being so confused the whole time and having no idea what was ever happening. i mean back then i wasn't the best at paying good attention to what i was reading but maybe the writing was actually a part of it too?? o:

Offline Heron

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2015, 03:18:27 pm »
Oh no, I actually just bought The Sight like a week or two ago. Hopefully I'll find it to be an okay book...

The absolute worst book I have ever read by far was this one really, really obscure one I found in a used book store. It was absolutely spectacular in how incredibly terrible it was. I can't remember the title off the top of my head at the moment, but I have it written down somewhere, so I'll look it up.
The fact that the author put himself and his family in as Mary Sue-type characters should begin to give you some idea of what it was like, as well as the fact that one of his other books he wrote was apparently a conspiracy theory rant called "Chemtrails Confirmed", or something along those lines.

Offline Dustfeather

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« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2015, 03:56:28 pm »
I remember really enjoying The Sight, but I did read it over a decade ago so I'm not sure how I'd find it nowadays xD

Offline Spellmaster

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2015, 04:07:33 pm »
I think I read The Sight and its sequel in middle school, and I seem to remember liking it a lot then? but when I tried to reread it a few years later, I didn't get very far because something about the writing style just really bothered me. it's been long enough now that I can't remember what I disliked about it but that rarely happens to me, I'm not usually a very discriminating reader...

also the latest Temeraire book came out like two years ago and I've looked for it in every bookstore I've been to since then, and every one has the first seven books and not the eighth?? why???

@Dustfeather I love it when books that are supposed to be ~classics~ are really just ridiculous in retrospect... I read parts of The Tale of Genji in one of my college classes and once you get past the really confusing names and family trees it's http://ruination-fangs.tumblr.com/post/64268052522/in-the-tale-of-genji-one-of-the-worlds-earliest[/tumblr]]too funny to take seriously

Offline Dustfeather

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2015, 04:24:15 pm »
@Dustfeather I love it when books that are supposed to be ~classics~ are really just ridiculous in retrospect... I read parts of The Tale of Genji in one of my college classes and once you get past the really confusing names and family trees it's http://ruination-fangs.tumblr.com/post/64268052522/in-the-tale-of-genji-one-of-the-worlds-earliest[/tumblr]]too funny to take seriously


I've wanted to read The Tale of Genji for a long time ^_^ Bought a copy of Amazon but it turned out to be an abridged version :c

Offline Darkforestwarrior

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2015, 04:44:14 pm »
@Lightning don't get me wrong I love the Inheritance books they just seem overly wordy for my tastes :P and the movie wasn't as terrible as most people say but it didn't exactly do the books justice, storywise (The graphics were pretty at least)

lmao YA fiction trash soooo very accurately describes me. I've been hitting the cat fantasy books hardcore lately: The Wild Road, The Golden Cat, Varjak Paw books, The Tygrine Cat, and I am in the middle of reading Tailchaser's Song (I never get many chances to sit down and read cries). I also have some books that I would like to add to my Cat Nerd Book Hoard....no idea when I will get a chance to expand it though....

Shoutouts to some of my other faves that have already been listed in this thread (The Temeraire series, Redwall, The Book Thief are all amazing reads)

I have to say though, if I'm being honest my favorite book is still To Kill a Mockingbird


Have you read Solo's Journey? Or uh... Windrusher? Or Per-Bast?

Oh, on the topic of horribly written books... Anything David Clement-Davies has written is simply terrible. I don't even know how to describe how terrible they are but it's like... they're descriptively nondescript. I just hate the writing style so bad that I could barely slog through any of the books. Bleh. :P It's probably subjective though, since many people seem to like The Sight.
I haven't read any of those, but if they are cat books I sure as heck am adding them to my reading list c:

I couldn't stand The Sight honestly, but I quite liked one of his other books Fire Bringer (which was about deer)

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Re: BOOKS
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2015, 04:48:50 pm »
@Lightning don't get me wrong I love the Inheritance books they just seem overly wordy for my tastes :P and the movie wasn't as terrible as most people say but it didn't exactly do the books justice, storywise (The graphics were pretty at least)
Oh, okay! I misunderstood what you meant, sorry about that. When I first tried to read them, they were overly wordy... but I tried picking them up again (around the time book three came out), I found that it was just me being picky lmao

Honestly, it would have been better for the movie to have been labeled as a stand-alone, instead of part of the Eragon franchise...

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Re: BOOKS
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2015, 06:25:18 pm »
i feel u bro

Offline Arcade Heat

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« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2015, 06:25:48 pm »
i like Warriors

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I'd feel pretty out of place if I didn't
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Offline Ivypool

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2015, 08:15:17 pm »
Has anyone read Watership Down ? I find it to be very well-written, and the fact that it's about rabbits is an added bonus. It does take a while to read, but trust me, it's well worth it. The author even did research! Talk about that!  Overall, 10/10 would recommend. :3

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« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2015, 08:15:56 pm »
i like Warriors

Don't we all tbh
I'd feel pretty out of place if I didn't

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Offline Dustfeather

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2015, 08:18:01 pm »
Has anyone read Watership Down ? I find it to be very well-written, and the fact that it's about rabbits is an added bonus. It does take a while to read, but trust me, it's well worth it. The author even did research! Talk about that!  Overall, 10/10 would recommend. :3

I read it when I was much younger but never finished it. Been meaning to give it a go again now that I'm that bit older and will probably appreciate it more :)

Offline Ariel

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2015, 08:56:24 pm »
One the subject of the The Sight, I actually bought it and read through it. I remembered thinking it was a decent book - nothing to write home about but still some interesting elements. I tried to re-read and I couldn't do it. I remember flipping through the first several pages and realizing that nothing had happened yet. He was still describing everything. I just gave up and never picked it up again.
I remember liking the character Fell in the book, and tried to read his book but I don't think I made it past the first chapter. Also got about halfway through Fire Bringer; once again lots of interesting plot points and ideas but the writing isn't my thing.

Worst book I ever read though would probably have to go to the House of Night series. No offense to anyone that likes them. Once again, really interesting ideas, but horrible writing and horrible characters.

Also, I'm still trying to make it through this book I'm reading. It's interesting but really frustrating since the characters still refuse to talk to one another about their problems even though they learned how bad that is. Just tell her! Ugh!

Offline Darkforestwarrior

Re: BOOKS
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2015, 01:50:01 am »
@Ivypool yyeesss watership down is imo one of the best if not THE best anthropomorphic animal books. seriously it is amazing.

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