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14 April 2011 @ 10:30 pm
Book recs?  
Welp, my computer's crashed and burned. If I'm missing in action (which I have been and will be pretty often over the next few weeks, probably ;_;) that's why!

But that's also why I'm making this post. I've been reading a lot more books, but, er, I've become utterly spoiled by Terry Pratchett's Discworld stuff. I keep expecting that kind of quality, character development, lack of enraging elements, and humor from every other novel I try to read, and it's... clearly not working out. >_> The only other place I've found the same kind of general goodness is in fanfic, actually.

So, any more amazing books out there? They don't have to be humor/satire, just awesome and entertaining. Please?
 
 
Daisy-chamadaisy_chan on April 15th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
Have you tried the Percy Jackson series? Hilarity.
when the gales of November come earlykishmet on April 16th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Lol, I have! But you just reminded me that I have to filch the last couple books from my sister. I love the mythological elements and Percy's dorkness.
Daisy-chamadaisy_chan on April 16th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
Have you read the new series as well? Oh, and the Carter Chronicles with the Egyptian gods by the same author?
Paceuspaceus on April 15th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
HIIIIIIIII

I don't have any book recs for you (sorry!) but I was delighted to see your post on my friends page! :)

/a quick comment before I dash to work
when the gales of November come earlykishmet on April 16th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
HI HI HI! Eeee, I was just as excited to see your comment. :) How have you been? I hope I haven't missed you online too much while I've been mostly computerless. :O
Paceuspaceus on April 18th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
There's not much to my life right now but the THESIS. So no, you haven't missed me a lot because I haven't been online, either!

I hope we both have the opportunity to chat soon! <3
tezukaryotezukaryo on April 15th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
Have you read the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan...it's a great loooong series. Dune is another one that I enjoy, but it could get really slow sometime. Let's see, here are a list of books that I enjoy reading :
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
Eragon series by Christopher Paolini (book is so much better than the movie)
The Belgariad series by David Eddings

when the gales of November come earlykishmet on April 16th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
I've read Wheel of Time, Dune (my dad got me hooked on that one) and Eragon (all good recs!) but never Farseer or Belgariad! Noting those down just in case I pop out to the bookstore and/or the library later. Thanks for the advice! <333
Paceuspaceus on April 18th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
I loved Belgariad so much when I was 9-15-ish, so maybe you'll like it too! But I don't know what it's like to read it as an adult. Let me know what you thought of it if you do read it! Ooh, and have you read Astrid Lindgren's Brothers Lionheart? Have you found it anywhere?
uminohikariuminohikari on April 19th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Have you read Diana Wynne Jones's books? They might be a little more YA than you're looking for, but those basic elements that you describe are there..