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  • Birthday 01/20/1992

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    Too many books to mention! :p lol
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    In whatever world my latest book has sent me too.
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    Photography, art and books (not in any particular order) :D

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  1. The meaning behind your forum names

    Well my online name ought not to bo too much of a mystery those of you who have read some of Pratchett's Discworld novels. Especially the ones with Sir Samuel Vimes the Duke of Ankh in them...lol
  2. Opration Mincemeat was very good, I would also recommend looking at some of the James Bond Novels by Ian Flemming, they are great.
  3. Need Suggestions

    While I have not read The Shadow of the Wind, it dose sound similar to The Black Opera by Mary Gently. I didn't finish it but it was good, just wasn't what I wanted to read...warning there are a LOT of lectures from the main character, he has a issues....shame. lol
  4. The Hobbit

    Oh and the movies are so not aimed at children....
  5. The Hobbit

    I loved both Hobbit movies and thought that Jackson did a great job of adding the extra stuff that was in the index and left out of the LOTR movies. I thought that he had done this while not losing the hart or the story of the Hobbit. I also don't mind the love story with Kili and whatsherface...it helps fill the characters out well as the original character's in the book were rather flat. If you actually think about how simple and well flat the original story was you start to realise just how good a job Jackson has done with finding extra material to add to the story so that it is in fact watchable...
  6. Maybe you should look at Haruki Murakami's books. They have that little bit of everything quality to them that might appeal.
  7. Need Suggestions

    The Starbuck chronicles by Bernard Cornwell (Historical Fiction) are brilliant, I would also recommend: Shape series - Bernard Cornwell Phules Company series - Robert Asprin (Sci-fi but not every so, the story is much more focused on the characters than space travel and that. I am loving them and I'm not a Sci-fi fan ) Ramage series - Dudley Pope (great action packed naval historical fiction novels) Riyria Revelations - Michael J Sullivan (Great epic fantasy series) Corean Chronicles - L.E Modesitt
  8. Not exactly new but..

    hi bookgeek! welcome back
  9. Hmm, well as you didn't mention any specific genre I am just going to list an assortment of books from different genre, Historical Fiction : Starbuck Chronicles - Bernard Cornwell Sharpe series- Bernard Cornwell Range series- Dudley Pope Flashman series - George Macdonald Fraser Sano Ichiro- Laura Joh Rowland Falco series - Lindsey Davis Genghis series - Conn Iggulden Emperor series - Conn Iggulden Brother Cadfael series - Ellis Peters Fantasy: The great Book of Amber - Roger Zelazny Riyria Revelations - Michael J. Sullivan Corean Chronicles - L.E. Modesitt Bardic Voices - Mercedes Lackey Bards Tale - Mercedes Lackey Deathgate Cycle - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Memory, Sorrow and Thorn - Tad Williams Elemental Masters - Mercedes Lackey Sarrated Edge - Mercedes Lackey Tamuli - Favid Eddings Elenium - Davd Eddings Farseer Trilogy - Robin Hobb Liveship Traders - Robin Hobb Humor : Xanth - Piers Anthony Jeeves - P.G Wodehouse Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency - Douglas Adams Detective and mystery novels: Archaeological Adventures - Lyn Hamilton James Bond - Ian Flemming Spencer series - Robert B. Parker Dalziel and Pascoe - Reginald Hill Detective Chen series - Qiu Xiaolong Body Farm - Jefferson Bass Nic Costa - Avid Hewson well there are a few choices for you to take a look at and see if anything grabs hope you find something to read...
  10. it isn't Goodreads by any chance?
  11. Ever lose respect for an author?

    Well while I have never gone off an author because of something I learned about them, it comes from knowing that I would do so if I ever knew anything about them so I never look them up or read about there personal lives and avoid all info about them except if a new book is out. lol It is sometimes hard to play deaf, you know, hear no evil see no evil will still buy book :-P lmao!
  12. Anybody know anything about horses?

    Rodeo horses buck because of the bucking strap around their middle which irritates the genital area. Animal advocacy groups actively oppose rideos for the various different cruelties. As for your riding scene - that "traditional" idea of "breaking" a horse is outdated and cruel. No-one does it like that, and even when they sort of did it was rare that it was like in the movies. If she does not know how to ride just let him put her on a difficult horse. That will be more than enough challenge.
  13. 7p. JRR Tolkien 6p. Terry Pratchett 5p. Jane Austen 4p. Charles Dickens 3p. George Orwell 2p. Oscar Wilde 1p. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  14. Devi's Mount TBR List 2014

    Ai I meant to put in mount TBR lol, this is why you don't do some thing when very tired!
  15. Well I have voted for my three authors!