The Library (or 'Now reading...')
03.01.2013 @ 03:58 #126
I know it will annoy the shit out of me with the extremely heavy author bias against Slytherin, a house I'd identify with (and was sorted in, in pottermore). But upon watching the movies in a more attentive way, I've come to see Dumbledore as my favorite character, and as the magnificent bastard of the series (Voldie is nothing compared to him). Apparently the books shows this much better than the movies, so. I suppose it merits a read.
03.01.2013 @ 04:07 #128
That said, there are a number of good things in the series, and great characters (too bad 99% of them are not in Slytherin). And at the end of the day, it was the machinations and manipulations of a machiavellian mind that defeated Voldemort, with Harry only being an instrument.
03.01.2013 @ 04:25 #129
There's some good stuff in there. I say some.
04.01.2013 @ 11:29 #130
▫ Dona ▫ said:
The main reason I prefer audiobooks is that I'm not a native english speaker and its easier for me to just close my eyes and listen than to read english from my screen. Even though Black Library audiobooks are quite expensive for my taste, I do believe that atleast some of them are worth it and I'm also pleased with BL's choice of narrators - Gareth Armstrong, Jonathan Keeble and Toby Longworth are the best.
08.01.2013 @ 15:15 #131
08.01.2013 @ 16:41 #133
You are doing a very good thing. I spoiled myself with Reddit. /r/asoiaf has so many theories that have so much proof that I feel like I already know the big reveal. Oh well, I will hopefully forget it before Winds of Winter comes out.
08.01.2013 @ 16:50 #134
I know it will annoy the shit out of me with the extremely heavy author bias against Slytherin, a house I'd identify with (and was sorted in, in pottermore). But upon watching the movies in a more attentive way, I've come to see Dumbledore as my favorite character, and as the magnificent bastard of the series (Voldie is nothing compared to him). Apparently the books shows this much better than the movies, so. I suppose it merits a read. ›››
You're brave. I own all of the books, but I haven't read them in years. Frankly, I'm scared of reading them as an adult and being disappointed. #6 and #7 were boring for the most part (although they had some of the best stuff, too). I agree about Dumbledore, #7 was worth it solely for all the ~reveals~ about him.
Pottermore put me into Ravenclaw, a choice I actually agree with, but it's sad how the other two houses don't get mentioned much.
Yeah, audiobooks are great practice ("Oh, so that's how you pronounce that!"). I can't focus on them unless I'm doing something else (drawing/painting), though, my mind wanders off too easily otherwise.
08.01.2013 @ 16:57 #135
09.01.2013 @ 14:22 #137
Now onto the "sequel", Dark Storm Gathering.
10.01.2013 @ 21:32 #138
I'm really suprised about this book. I thought it is a cheap, boring videogame-book. But this is isn't. I like it. I'm am new in the Warhammer 40k universe, this is my second novel, but I'm planning to buy more.
"Though I walk throgh the walley of the shadow of the daemon, I shall fear nothing, For I am what the daemon fears!"
14.01.2013 @ 17:36 #139
I like The Hunger Games trilogy and the final book, Mockingjay, is the best in my opinion, though I do wish there was less teenage romance crap and more focus on the political side of Panem and the rebellion.
Regardless of the teenage romance crap, I still like the trilogy so far.
14.01.2013 @ 18:24 #140
I did start reading Horus Heresy though, Horus Rising to be exact. Only 5 chapters in but I am already hooked. I love the style in which the author writes and all the personal, universal but also political elements mixed in. Looking forward to reading the first 15 books that are at my disposal. Also the books are absolutely beautiful. Very simple but the bronze lines and letters are very stylish.