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Has anyone read any of these book series?

Mortal Instruments
- 4 (12.9%)
Chemical Garden
- 0 (0%)
Bloodlines
- 1 (3.2%)
Vampire Academy
- 2 (6.5%)
Uglies
- 7 (22.6%)
Hunger games
- 8 (25.8%)
Delirium
- 1 (3.2%)
Matched
- 3 (9.7%)
Maximum ride
- 5 (16.1%)

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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2012, 04:55:45 PM »

Well I'm finally reading Hunger Games and I'm enjoying that.
Strangely, I'm drawing some strong resembalances between your original depitcion of Dot and Katniss. They're both very rational and calm. Except Katniss is too focused on her emotions. She rationalies them ALL while Dot just ignored them. ITs...interseting.
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2012, 04:58:20 PM »

heh, yeah, kat probably did effect my take on dot's personality a bit
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2012, 05:02:15 PM »

Is fine. Makes her more an interesting character. And of course we face off against a Pretty equivlent of Everdeen in the RP which is just too funny.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2012, 05:04:25 PM »

Yep. So who do you like the best and what book are you on?
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2012, 05:06:14 PM »

Still first. Its a slow read, both because I'm busy with near-holiday doings and because I keep having to put it down and think through plot ideas and simple stupid "what if" scenarios. But so far its not bad. The opening was slow and a little "blegh", the actual Games are really interesting (even though they're SLOWER than everyone made them out to be in their reviews) and the end is starting to look strange...I feel like the two-winner rule which just got introduced seems like kinda a shoe-in to make sure that Peeta lived to the next book.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2012, 05:10:53 PM »

It's a fun ride tho, and I think that the 2nd one is actually better (expect for a certain person dying who they got totally wrong in the movie >:( ) The game in that one seems more heartless.   
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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2012, 05:15:35 PM »

Probably cause it is...Now I need to read it of course. And of COURSE they screwed up something in the movie. They always screw stuff up.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2012, 05:17:45 PM »

Yeah, the movies hardly ever do the books justice.
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2012, 05:19:31 PM »

Hence why I skip most of the ones for series I don't really like. And most of the ones for the ones I do. I think I only watched up to HP 4 then I was like, blegh, done. And I was.
Golden Compass kinda ruined it for me really. The books are a BAZZILION times better than the movie.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2012, 05:22:55 PM »

I just couldn't get into the golden compass books.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2012, 05:24:28 PM »

Now you know how I felt reading some other series. I only got through them out of boredom. Not ones to reread for sure.
On a less related not, I hate jumping into a new fandom after everyone else has because all the fanfiction is for the later books and I have not clue what the clart is going on at all.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2012, 05:26:14 PM »

you've stated this before, you said that's why it took you so long to get into hg.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2012, 05:27:16 PM »

Bingo. Pretty much yeah. But now I have proof of it. So I felt like saying it again.
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2012, 05:30:56 PM »

but all that fan art that makes no sense to you right now is not taking away from the awesomeness that is the book. 
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Re: Great Books!
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2012, 05:33:02 PM »

Nor the fanfictions, aye. Well, psudo-awesomeness. The books are better than say, Harry Potter and Max Ride in my opinion but not as good as Mortal Engines.
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