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    "The German Genius" by Peter Watson. Very interesting (but also a bit boring and a bit lengthy in between to be fair)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comburo View Post
    Funny that you mention that, because Zetsuen No Tempest is the reason i want to read them
    The story is supposed to mirror both books, also the mass of quotes seem highly interesting, also Shakespear is an absolut classic and often regarded as a must read for every reading fan, so i am pretty excited for the books ^^
    Not sure if you've read Shakespeare before, but if not, just bear in mind that they're plays, not novels, so reading them doesn't quite compare to seeing them performed on stage.

    For myself: Before They Are Hanged, by Joe Abercrombie.
    I can see this author becoming a firm favourite of mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerath View Post
    Not sure if you've read Shakespeare before, but if not, just bear in mind that they're plays, not novels, so reading them doesn't quite compare to seeing them performed on stage.

    For myself: Before They Are Hanged, by Joe Abercrombie.
    I can see this author becoming a firm favourite of mine.
    Not shakespeare before, but some other "books" which in fact were plays, for example Stephen Kings Storm of the Century. No problems there.
    But what almost drove me crazy was the 400 years old english writing ^^
    As a non native speaker something like this was extremly hard to read:
    "O my heart bleeds to think o' th' teen that i turn'd you to, which is from my remembrance; please you farther."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comburo View Post
    Not shakespeare before, but some other "books" which in fact were plays, for example Stephen Kings Storm of the Century. No problems there.
    But what almost drove me crazy was the 400 years old english writing ^^
    As a non native speaker something like this was extremly hard to read:
    "O my heart bleeds to think o' th' teen that i turn'd you to, which is from my remembrance; please you farther."
    Yeah, even as a native speaker it gets a little tough to get my head around at times. Though I find after a little while it flows a little more easily as I read it.
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    Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay, lovely book so far.

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    I'm a fan of John Green and follow the vlogbrothers as a nerdfighter, so I am reading some of his books right now, Looking for Alaska (awesome) and The Fault in Our Stars (Liking it so far).

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    R.A. Salvatore has some really good books.

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    Currently working on a collection of Sherlock Holmes cases. Its really interesting just how amazing that guy truly is.

    Also 1 question, did someone read grimms fairy tales? I always thought it were just childrens storys like snow white and so on, but i heard the original ones were much darker and more adult material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarSil View Post
    I'm going to start reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Loved the movies but I was left with the feeling that there must be so much more...so I should read the whole thing.
    You should most definitely read the books, after the trilogy, you can read the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion.

    I'm currently reading, The Spirit of The Laws by Montesquieu.
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    50 shades of grey.
    While I think the book is complete garbage, every other girl I know has read it so I have to read it too, so that I would at least know what they are talking about. And to read it first and judge later, though I have to admit that my opinion about it before reading was *garbage*, while reading it also remained *garbage*.

    Looking forward to being done with it. Next book on my night table is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. I read it in my early teens and am looking forward to reading it now as an adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comburo View Post
    Funny that you mention that, because Zetsuen No Tempest is the reason i want to read them
    The story is supposed to mirror both books, also the mass of quotes seem highly interesting, also Shakespear is an absolut classic and often regarded as a must read for every reading fan, so i am pretty excited for the books ^^
    Although those are plays, and should be seen on stage (if possible), i would definitely recommend reading them, even as books they are extremely great. I red Hamlet when i was quite young, and it remains one of my favourite reading experience.

    The Sonnets are quite nice too.
    "Skill, as the world of warcraft goes, is only in question between equals in pvp power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyokuchaMidori View Post
    Although those are plays, and should be seen on stage (if possible), i would definitely recommend reading them, even as books they are extremely great. I red Hamlet when i was quite young, and it remains one of my favourite reading experience.

    The Sonnets are quite nice too.
    Already done, extremely difficult as a german, but very interesting nonetheless. As mentioned earlier, still busy with Sherlock Holmes, but after that its time for Bram Stokers Dracula.
    I really love the Penguin Popular Classics Series, almost every must read book in the original version and for only 2,99 €. Already looking for the next couple to buy, but couldnt decide yet ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comburo View Post
    Already done, extremely difficult as a german, but very interesting nonetheless. As mentioned earlier, still busy with Sherlock Holmes, but after that its time for Bram Stokers Dracula.
    I really love the Penguin Popular Classics Series, almost every must read book in the original version and for only 2,99 €. Already looking for the next couple to buy, but couldnt decide yet ^^
    I could not agree more, I have Dracula in this edition (and many other books). Penguin Popular's price seems to remain steady. French editions no longer have a small cost edition similar to Penguin popular.

    There is also a short novel I would like to recommend : Bartleby, the Scrivener, by Herman Melville.
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    Just finishing off The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (amazing, amazing book -- really wish they would make it into a movie), having recently finished a re-read of the Wheel of Time series + the final book (A Memory of Light). All I can say about WoT is: damn, what a ride.

    Next on my list is Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. Had never heard of her before, but despite the cheesy character synopsis, it actually sounds like an intriguing read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comburo View Post
    Already done, extremely difficult as a german, but very interesting nonetheless. As mentioned earlier, still busy with Sherlock Holmes, but after that its time for Bram Stokers Dracula.
    I really love the Penguin Popular Classics Series, almost every must read book in the original version and for only 2,99 €. Already looking for the next couple to buy, but couldnt decide yet ^^
    Oooh yes, I picked up several of those a few months ago.
    Read Moby Dick (hard work!), Gulliver's Travels and The Portrait of Dorian Grey, still have Frankenstein to read.
    Bram Stoker's Dracula is good - hope you enjoy it.
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    "Eden Feint" a very good thriller by Ken McKea. Third one in the Jim Dallas series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerath View Post
    Oooh yes, I picked up several of those a few months ago.
    Read Moby Dick (hard work!), Gulliver's Travels and The Portrait of Dorian Grey, still have Frankenstein to read.
    Bram Stoker's Dracula is good - hope you enjoy it.
    I have Moby Dick, The Tempest, Hamlet, Dracula and The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes. I already read Frankenstein in german, but was fairly disapointed. It was nothing like what i expected. I thought of something more horror-like, but it was "just" a tragedy exclusively.

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    I just recently re-read the entire North & South series by John Jakes. Wonderful series.

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    Starting a Confederacy of Dunces, well see how it is.
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