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Re: A Reading List: Harry and Beyond

you since DH i have not read anything new but my text books. i sometimes reread parts of the books that i like as i don't want to start anything new and not finish it. i have been wanting to read twilight.
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Re: The Obsessive Reader adds his piece!

Christopher Paolini actually admitted to borrowing from Star Wars? Good! I'm glad he was honest.
By the way, does anyone know what the title of the next book is??? (Rumors are A.O.K. :smileywink:)
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Well, I've been reading Good Calories Bad Calories, if anyone has trouble with sticking to or losing on a low fat diets this guy has looked into the research (a lot of which has been over looked and misintrepreted) of like 150 years.

I had to return all my HP books to the library. I'm letting my DH think I'm over it. I'm not but I got tired of the bugging. I'll bring em back when he's not looking.

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Welcome, Fantasyrules!

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The bartimaues trilogy was great and so was Artemis Fowl. I would also recommend
-Harry Potter
-Dark is rising
-Dark materials
-Pendragon
-Lost years of merlin
-(Alex Rider) not really like HP but still very very good
-Dune by Frank Helbert
-Inheritance Trilogy (soon)


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Re: A Reading List: Harry and Beyond

Anyone who likes to read might find the Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennen. I also have enjoyed the first two books in the FableHaven Series by Brandon Mull. My mom has found the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage most interesting.
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Re: A Reading List: Harry and Beyond

Welcome to the boards! I have read the Septimus Heap series, and though I liked the first three books a lot, the parallels to Harry Potter are by far too numerous.
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Hey, I'm knew... :smileyhappy:
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Hey, homie, there are other boards if you like. I'm about to go into the Writing Room, mind joining me? :smileytongue:

Just click "Choose a Discussion" and scroll down to the Writing Room. You don't have to, but the 'can you tell me the truth about you' thread is always fun. :smileyhappy:
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Welcome the Harry Potter Book Club, jefzgyrl!

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Anyone who likes to read might find the Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennen. I also have enjoyed the first two books in the FableHaven Series by Brandon Mull. My mom has found the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage most interesting.


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ABI wrote:
Hey, homie, there are other boards if you like. I'm about to go into the Writing Room, mind joining me? :smileytongue:

Just click "Choose a Discussion" and scroll down to the Writing Room. You don't have to, but the 'can you tell me the truth about you' thread is always fun. :smileyhappy:




Okay, I'll check it out! :smileyvery-happy:
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One of my favorite books as a kid was The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer. I've reread it a few times since then and still really enjoy it. There are multiple mysteries in this book where three overly-sheltered children in a future Zimbabwe are kidnapped and detectives are hired to find them. Meanwhile, you also follow the children as they not only unravel where they are but also navigate a world that they've never been exposed to.

Also, I really liked the Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake. Its gothic and may not be for everybody. I read it as a mid-teen and it took me a while to get through, but it was unlike anything I had read or have read since. I plan to read it again soon, now that I've graduated college and have more time.

Also, I think this has been mentioned multiple times but I love the His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman. I actually read the Golden Compass when I was about 10 or 11 and loved it. It wasn't until years later that I stumbled upon the sequels having not even realized they existed (which just happened again with The Giver thank to this discussion). I don't believe these books are anti-religious so much as against religion as a governing faction.

I read a short story by Anne McCaffrey about the Dragonriders of Pern as a kid and started reading the books. They were one of the main things that got me reading as a kid. There are about 900 thousand of them and they get old after a while, but the first few Dragonflight, Dragonquest and The White Dragon are pretty good. If anyone really likes the rider/dragon connection in Eragon, I'm pretty sure that was copied from these books.
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Welcome, anabbey! Thank you for your reading suggestions!

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anabbeynormality wrote:
One of my favorite books as a kid was The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm by Nancy Farmer. I've reread it a few times since then and still really enjoy it. There are multiple mysteries in this book where three overly-sheltered children in a future Zimbabwe are kidnapped and detectives are hired to find them. Meanwhile, you also follow the children as they not only unravel where they are but also navigate a world that they've never been exposed to.

Also, I really liked the Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake. Its gothic and may not be for everybody. I read it as a mid-teen and it took me a while to get through, but it was unlike anything I had read or have read since. I plan to read it again soon, now that I've graduated college and have more time.

Also, I think this has been mentioned multiple times but I love the His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman. I actually read the Golden Compass when I was about 10 or 11 and loved it. It wasn't until years later that I stumbled upon the sequels having not even realized they existed (which just happened again with The Giver thank to this discussion). I don't believe these books are anti-religious so much as against religion as a governing faction.

I read a short story by Anne McCaffrey about the Dragonriders of Pern as a kid and started reading the books. They were one of the main things that got me reading as a kid. There are about 900 thousand of them and they get old after a while, but the first few Dragonflight, Dragonquest and The White Dragon are pretty good. If anyone really likes the rider/dragon connection in Eragon, I'm pretty sure that was copied from these books.


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Hey cons? Just a question.. when is barnes and noble ever going to have a book club for more hip books? Just a suggestion. We have so many younger readers who might want genres that they can more relate to. ;o
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Hi, mrsrw--What do you mean by "hip" books?

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mrsronaldweasley wrote:
Hey cons? Just a question.. when is barnes and noble ever going to have a book club for more hip books? Just a suggestion. We have so many younger readers who might want genres that they can more relate to. ;o


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a few things I've enjoyed/tackled lately:

the Dark Materials series:
honestly I found the ending a bit anticlimactic, and I thought while the story was original and engaging most of the characters lacked the humor and personality that I like to see in a novel. Maybe I missed something. They're good books, but I felt they could have been so much more.

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian: HILARIOUS novel about Ukrainian immigrants living in England - a funny old widower, a horrible woman who marries him and makes his life a living hell, and his two squabbling daughters who must stop her at all costs.

Breakfast of Champions (by the late great Kurt Vonnegut) - I'm not really sure how to describe this book. It is extremely subversive, avant-garde fiction steeped in 60s ideology, with hilarious (and often crude) handdrawn illustrations. A good introduction to V's work (I'm just beginning w/ Kurt, and open to furthur recommendations)
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Re: A Reading List: Harry and Beyond

Hey,
I need to know some great book lik harry potter ! Reccomendations?????????


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I mean book that would appeal more to the younger generations as well.
All though we are allowed to open up our own threads, still its different when the word comes from barnes and nobles and of course the moderators. ‘

Id like to see more book discussions with their own boards like this one for HP, about teens, love, women…
Anyway that was just a thought dear conniekins. :smileysurprised:


Hey booky, it depends. I cant give you recommendations ‘cause I don’t have a clue what your type is when it comes to books. But there’s a lot of discussion boards here, there’s teen reads, the one for romance, fiction, sci-fi.. :smileysurprised:
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Re: A Reading List: Harry and Beyond: Tolkien

We are just warming up in Fantasy & Science Fiction for a stint with Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Ring. After all this is where it all began and there are a lot of similarities between HP and LOTR. It will have its own board in February:

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board?board.id=fsf

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My best recommendation for book club ideas is to PM Jessica.

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Id like to see more book discussions with their own boards like this one for HP, about teens, love, women…



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Re: A Reading List: Harry and Beyond

I have read Harry Potter and the sorcerers stone and Harry Potter and The chamber of Secrets. I have to read Prisoner of Azkaban next. Has anybody read that yet?