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#1337

Just watched The King.

Now that’s how you make a historical based movie Netflix. Now I’m wondering why Outlaw King was so horrible when this was so damn good! :sweat_smile:


#1338

Need recommendations on something to read!

I haven’t read a book in a while, and I’m scared that I’m literally not going to improve my writing skills at all. So, if you have a favorite book or a book that you would recommend, please list them.


#1339

I think this really depends on the genre of what you like to read…

Seeing as you haven’t read in a while, some hints about what books you have enjoyed in the past would help…

For me, it’s always good to revisit:

  1. Lord of the Rings trilogy
  2. The Wheel of Time series (Robert Jordan)
  3. The Dark Elf trilogy (plus really anything by R.A. Salvatore)
  4. The Belgariad series and The Malloreon series <-- these form one story
  5. The Elenium and The Tamuli <-- these also are one story (both 4 and 5 are by David Eddings)
  6. Dune (Frank Herbert). The sequels are nice too, though they do get a bit more weird.
  7. The Black Company plus sequels, etc. (Glen Cook)
  8. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  9. The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula Le Guin)
  10. Chalion series (Lois McMaster Bujold)

Looking at my bookshelves, I seem to have a lot of high fantasy lying around, I guess that tells you a little bit about what I like… Haha…

There are others, these are ones I go back to more often than others…


#1340

I second Lord of the Rings.

Not in any particular order.

  1. The Night Angel Trilogy
  2. A Song of Ice and Fire (more commonly known as Game of Thrones)
  3. Eragon (first book, second book gets ridiculously dull in the middle)
  4. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  5. Harry Potter Series
  6. Chronicles of Narnia Series
  7. The City of Ember Series
  8. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  9. Dragon Rider
  10. Inkheart Series
  11. Howl’s Moving Castle

Haven’t read it, but I’ve heard Artemis Fowl is a good series
The Jack Reacher “Series” by Lee Child are good if you want to have a book start and finish before the end.

oh wow. I was looking for Inkheart and came across Boxcar Children Mysteries. That’s a flashback. and THERE’S MORE THAN ONE BOOK FOR HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON WHHAAAATTT?!?!

I’ve run out of idea for now.


#1341

I second pretty much everything @YQMaoski recommended and just want to add almost anything by Terry Pratchett as a good choice for getting back into reading. Very amusing books, not a very complicated writing style but he still manages to have a way with words that is both entertaining and interesting none the less.

It also doesn’t matter an awful lot which particular book of his you pick up, though you will find an unending supply of disagreeing recommended read orders online if you want to follow someone else’s opinion on the matter.

I think Hogfather is the one I read first, because I found it in a second hand store at some point. It’s probably my favourite still and it’s of the season so can’t go wrong with that one if you want a specific title recommendation.


#1342

The forum is a treasure trove of suggested reading for books and ebooks. What is nice a lot of it’s free.

It may say “Children Books” but there is a lot of adult stuff too.

You didn’t list a genre but if you like sci fi, adventure, horror and fantasy, here’s some mags.

Now go read and enjoy :heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation:


#1343

Politely recommend the following…

  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
  • Any book written by David Quammen
  • What if our earth is their heaven? The final interviews with Phillip K. Dick
  • The Collected Works of Phillip K, Dick (especially Scanner Darkly, and his assorted short stories)

I myself have been enjoying:

  • The art of political thinking by William Welch

#1344

Lullaby of Woe (Kołysanka o niedoli) in Polish. Main menu theme from the Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Blood and Wine.
I wish that this version was available on a soundtrack.


#1345

Thanks for the suggestions, all!

I’m going to sift through all the lists and pick some that interests me, but so far I’m thinking about starting with one of @Pylinaer’s suggestions, Howl’s Moving Castle (wasn’t this a movie?)

Again, thank all of you. I’ll try to read all of them ;))


#1346

Yes it was! One of Studio Ghibli’s and Hayao Miyazaki’s films.


#1347

I saw it suggested already, but I also suggest The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (as evident by my name, I am a huge fan). Good stuff there. Also A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. I’d also suggest The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, and The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski.


#1348

It sure is and this post makes me think I’ll read it again.


#1349

Butler FTW


#1350

Picking up a new Korean show, because Arthdal Chronicles was so good. This one seems less fantasy which is okay to me, but if it isn’t, that’s also okay. However, it looks like it is just a martial artist up rising show set during the Goryeo period.

It is called My Country: The New Age (don’t know the native name yet). It is on Netflix.


#1351

Literally every single time i listen to Tool i just appreciate their music more and more and this seem to have no end. They are just on completely different level than anything else.

This body, this body holding me
Be my reminder here that I am not alone in
This body, this body holding me
Feeling eternal, all this pain is an illusion


#1352

I’m watching the new season of She-ra: Princess of Power and then if I have time, I will start the new season of End of the F****** World. :slight_smile:


#1353

Review for The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams.

Some chapters of the books described her childhood and her life as a mom. I enjoyed those parts because this provided a better perspective on how being partially blind affected her outlook and opportunities in life. I do not want to talk ill of the dead, but I have some criticism about the book.

Unfortunately, about half way through she made it seem like the readers should feel sorry for her. She vents about the difficulties her husband and daughters will face without her and how Josh’s new wife better be decent and treat their kids properly. The book could have been 50-100 pages shorter since several pages were spent complaining about her circumstances and about taking medical treatments.

If you want a uncluttered memoir about death, I recommend When Breath Becomes Air.


#1354

Well so far My Country: The New Age has been really, really good. I love the intrigue. lol


#1355

With @delenn13 reminding me of Bastion again (thanks forum mom :heart:) I sat down and began to listen to the soundtrack again. I forgot how poignant and haunting it was.


#1356


Its not what you think