Archive through January 21, 2005

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through January 21, 2005
   By Sandtiger on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 02:23 pm: Edit Post

I can re-read multiple books at one time, but if I am reading something new, I drop all else to do it.

Granted, I have two or three "Started to read but something more appealing came along" books on my shelf that I could get back to at some point - but I'll end up having to start them over again.

Me - I just finished reading Chill Factor by Rachel Caine. The story is quick paced and fun - good *light* reading. Some of the ideas and events in the books are highly original. (Ill Wind and Heat Stroke are the first two book)

   By Cheryl on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 04:05 pm: Edit Post

I'm usually good at remembering where I left off. I try not to go too long without reading the book if I've stopped it, but sometimes it's much longer then I mean too. I hate the thought of rereading so I just skim over the parts to remind myself what I read. I'm so glad Janny does those what's gone on at the beginning. It really helps when you don't like to reread books.I still might become a rereader but not yet. lol

   By Memory on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 06:57 pm: Edit Post

I just got Robin Hobb's 'Assassin' trilogy. I started reading that YEARS ago, but lost interest after the first book (how, how, I don't know!).

Last year I read the Fool trilogy that comes after, and got completely hooked. I adored them, and found the story and narritive style so totally compelling. Fool's Fate was one of the most emotional rollercoaster rides I've had for a while with a book - ESPECIALLY some of the sequences near the end. I've been desperate to go back and read the first trilogy ever since, but none of my libraries stock it. I finally gave in and bought them this afternoon, and am 3/4 of the way through Assassin's Apprentice.

Loving it :-) Fitz and the Fool have to rank alongside Arithon in my 'favourite characters' table.

   By Cheryl on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 10:32 pm: Edit Post

I agree with you Memory. I read the books in order. Some people were upset with Fool's Fate's ending. But I thought the whole series was excellent, very well done. I wasn't disappointed at all. I wonder if she'll return to Fitz sometime. It will be strange not reading him sort of the same if Janny finished with Arithon. Where would we be. grin I enjoyed the narrative, first person too. Assassin's Quest was my favorite of the six. I need to read her Liveship but still haven't. I mainly like the Fitz books the most though. Glad you are enjoying Fitz so much Memory. Have fun reading the rest of the series. I know it's a special one for me like Janny's WOLAS. I hear Robin Hobb is working on a new book about a hero. It sounds interesting.

   By Memory on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 07:38 am: Edit Post

You should read the Liveships :-) You'll find a familiar character there, but it could take you a while to notice (it did me!).

Just starting Royal Assassin now. I like Verity a lot too :-)

   By Cheryl on Saturday, January 15, 2005 - 08:22 am: Edit Post

I like Verity too and Dutiful. I liked that they focused more and Dutiful and Fitz's relationship in Tawny Man. I thought it was all good. Yeah I know their's a particular character there and I need to read the clues. I just have trouble with some of the characters in the Liveship that I don't like, some I do. But the one I don't like is a main character and it's hard for me to struggle through a series not liking a main character. But I do like the magic of the liveships.

   By Konran on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 07:07 pm: Edit Post

I just got a book called "On Fire's Wings" from the library. The author is Christie Golden. (I think I'm remembering that right.) Very good, I highly recommend it. Not as awesome as our lovely WoLaS, but very good all the same :-)

   By Cheryl on Sunday, January 16, 2005 - 07:51 pm: Edit Post

I like Christie Golden. I read something from her that was good and I read a Ravenloft book by her I liked if it's the same author. She is good. I haven't read her latest one yet.

   By Bruce on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 01:05 am: Edit Post

Just finished the 1st Foreigner trilogy by Cherryh, I liked it quite a bit, but not really for Bren Cameron. For me Illisidi is the star of these books.
Next I'm taking a little break from fiction and will be reading Collapse "How Societies Choose to fail or Succeed" by Jared Diamond.

   By Frank T Davis on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 11:25 am: Edit Post

Just finished reading Goodkind's latest "Chainfire" and found it to be great. Though it is a bit wordy in some areas he appears to have gotten back on his original track of writing good solid fantasy. The further I went into the book, the better it got and the harder it got to put it down and sleep.He has really created a major challenge for Richard and his associaes. And like excellent writers, he left me really wanting the next book. Unless he throws in some major plot twists, it appears he may just be nearing the end to the "Sword of Truth" saga.

Now, if we could get that other guy to take a similar tact we fantasy readers would indeed be in literary heaven!