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FoxiePanda

Books and all that jazz

Doing another one of these journals, since it has been a while since the last one.

1.) What's your favorite book right now? Or of all time. And why?

2.) What do you think of e-readers?

Hope to get some good responses here.
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Added: 6 years, 5 months ago
 
TrippPup
6 years, 5 months ago
1.) Pillars of the Earth is one of my favorite of all times, THough i loved Ender's Game as well.

2.) I don't really have an opinion, for me i like the feeling of books and turning the pages and what not, but they're pretty cool i guess.
sandfly07
6 years, 5 months ago
Ender's Game is one of my favorites too \o/  You know they're making a movie out of it?
TrippPup
6 years, 5 months ago
Yeaaaaa I used to dream as a kid as starring in the movie >////<

buuuuuut now im sad because my imagination is a bajillion times better than whatever they are going to come up with : / plus I star in the books in the movie it will be someone else... :( and i wanna be ender (not really i hate fighting and his life sucks but you know what i mean)
sandfly07
6 years, 5 months ago
XD yah I get ya. I'm very apprehensive of it, but at the same time I wanna see what they come up with.  
Natoo
6 years, 5 months ago
1.) "Shadowmagic" by John Lenahan

2.) They are handy little devices.
DraculJOSHI
6 years, 5 months ago
1 My favourite book? well, I would go with 'märchenmond' but I don't know how it is called in english...

2 books are awesome... but stories are good no matter where and how you read them, it's merely a personal matter.

edit: I looked it up and was indeed translated into english back in 06. It's english name is 'Magic Moon' It's really good.
Alvin
6 years, 5 months ago
1.) My side of the mountan.  Loved it since i was little (litterally have read it to death...  poor book is falling apart)

2.) nice cuz of the features and all (more than one book on one device, small and portable, backlight.)  only downfall is ya gotta remember to plug them in from time to time (or replace the batts) to keep them going.  I personally do not have one cuz i prefer paper over plastic.
Shokuji
6 years, 5 months ago
1) I rarely read for pleasure, usually just for education/news/etc. (I'm more of a gamer.) But the last book I read was Volle, and previous to that was The Man Who Awoke, but that was a while back.
2) E-readers are okay, but they cost a bit of cash while locking you into a platform (kindle/nook). I'd highly suggest getting a tablet instead because they can do the e-reader stuff as well and you're not locked into a single provider system.
mWolf
6 years, 5 months ago
1)  The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is what I'm into at the moment. I née to read more though, I'm still on the 4th book >.<

2) they come in handy when you don't want to carry around a large book(s)
nekkofox
6 years, 5 months ago
!.) Favorite book right now: Grunts by Mary Gentle, because it's a mixture of Alternate History, Fantasy, Alternate Fantasy, War Fiction, and Action. It's also hilarious. I strong advise you to read this book too.

Next on the list is Tales of the Black Company by Glenn Cook. The writing is original, exciting ,funny, and in-depth. Another Nekko-Approved book (and this is coming from a bibliophile such as myself).

The third is the Collected Stories of H.P. Lovecraft. A great collection of stories by a fantastic horror writer of an age past that really brings you to the edge of your seat).

Finally, the number one novel of my choice is the first of the series of The Sword of Truth, Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind. I swear it to you, this is one of my favorite books, and have read it (I kid you not) thirty times. My first copy of the book fell apart I read it so much.

Also, trying to pick 'your favorite book' for me is like asking someone to pick one 'favorite movie' or one 'favorite song'.

My feeling towards e-readers: They are alright and they can hold a lot of books, and are more convenient to carry around than books; however, many of the books I want are not in e-reader form, if your book originally has pictures, you need a special (read: more expensive) e-reader to get the same quality as a book, e-readers are fragile and can break, a book can get wet whereas an e-reader will die, and I've never had a book run out of batteries on me.
ChanceProwlers
6 years, 5 months ago
Favorite book right now and of all time are the same at the moment, Catcher and the Rye. I read it when I was a teenager, and y'know, in full on angst mode. So that helped alot.

And I love e-readers. I want one, lol.
DarwentheOrca
6 years, 5 months ago
Fav Book of all time would still have to be Jurassic Park. It had so much more to offer than the movie.

I love e-readers. My iPad is great. Been buying my Usagi comics that way. Less clutter, too.
BeckTiger
6 years, 5 months ago
Favorite Book Right Now:  "Harbour" by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and of all time, I'd say "Brave Story" by Miyuki Miyabe, or possibly "Dance Dance Dance" by Haruki Murakami.

As for e-readers, I'm considering getting one cuz once you finish a book, and it's not the end of the day but you wanna read more, yer stuck reading the same book again unless you have an e-reader or tablet or whatever.  So I might.  But I do enjoy the tactile feeling of books :3
bpetersxxx
6 years, 5 months ago
My most favorite book is "Collinsfort Village" by Joe Ekaitis there is a special reason for it


Ebook readers I am neutral about I got a netbook some years back for that reason
CuriousFerret
6 years, 5 months ago
His Dark Materials Trilogy, by Philip Pullman.

And I prefer books over readers.  No user fees needed to read once purchased.
sandfly07
6 years, 5 months ago
My current favorite book is Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin, but  my all time favorite is the book Jumper by Stephen Gould.  
I prefer to have my ebook readers.  I read on my phone all the time, and I would read on a tablet if I got one, but usually reading from a book is better than from an ereader.  
shadycat
6 years, 5 months ago
Trying to think of just one favorite is breaking my head. I like Walt Whitman, Cormac McCarthy, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, David Foster Wallace, Ernest Hemingway, H.P Lovecraft, Susannah Clarke, Neal Gaiman, G.K Chesterton... Yeah, I could keep going, but I'm that guy who's always got his nose buried in a book.
The best of the most recent are World War Z by Max Brooks, Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens and The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
I've never used an e-reader.
Nibbler
6 years, 5 months ago
My current favorite book: The Analyst by John Katzenbach, a psychological thriller that details the psyque of characters and got plot twists that I enjoyed.
My all time favorite: Without a doubt The lord of the Rings trilogy, great descriptions of the world, a long and seemingly hopeless journey, different races working together towards a greater good, and over-all the endless conflict between Good and Evil.

About e-readers: I'm not sure what to say, I enjoy reading something in paper, and reading in the pc can be very tiring.  
DOtter
6 years, 5 months ago
1) Dickens A Christmas Carol is my all-time favourite.

2) I've seen them. They cost too much for me just now, but I can see how it could be handy to have a complete library in one device. Only they won't fit in a pocket, you need a special bag or something for them.
Thanatos
6 years, 5 months ago
Ho boy, break this down into sub categories

1. All time: Night Angel Trilogy

Influencial: Oliver Twist/Importance of Being Ernest

Current fave Series: Dresden Files and Hollows Kim Harrison series

First "Literotica": Junkyard scene of Stephen King's IT

2) Can't stand it; besides, should I drop a paperback in the bath, I'm out 6 bucks :p
LyuteWolfen
6 years, 5 months ago
Wow I totally didn't read your comment. I like the series too, on the first book. :)
LyuteWolfen
6 years, 5 months ago
1) I am in the middle of reading The Night Angel Trilogy's first book. I think it is a really cool book and it is my favorite at the moment. Hope that counts

2) I think that sometimes it is easier to read on the computer, but having a book and physically reading seems like so much more of an accomplishment.
Frynge
6 years, 5 months ago
I'm rather fond of Anne McCaffrey's "The City Who Won."  Though I adore the entire "Ship Who..." series, this installment was just too excellent.  Space pirates, adorable dog-like AIs, kid geniuses, and a space station being run by a person who would have been otherwise completely helplessly crippled if he hadn't been connected to the station's systems so that essentially it became his body.  It's a ton of fun.

I see no issue with e-readers.  Allowing access to your selection of literature so easily... it really is just better.  One day I'll miss the libraries, but this is the way of progress!  ...Says mad science skwerl.
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