Well actually I saw you on Chis' page and just randomly click on your pic. Then I saw your amazing book list (great choices by the way!) And I thought well, what the heck this is a networking site so why not? So yea basically I just randomly found your page. Not to mention that us nerdfighters have to stick together. Who else is going to fight against worldwide suck and try to improve overall awsomness?
atlas shrugged is actually totally impossible to start at first, i know. but this teacher i absolutely adore recommended it to me and said it practically changed her life, so i totally had to give it a shot- and i gotta say, it really really did end up worth it. it takes a bit of effort, i won't lie, but it was really fascinating and by a few chapters in i was completely hooked. you should give it a shot! :]
Wow, that is so made of awesome! I'm glad I pasted it ^^
Well The Wombats have only made one album available elsewhere than Japan (I know, it's random), and it's called "A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation" and it includes "Let's Dance To Joy Division" and some other really really really great songs. I should know, since I own the album. ;) So you should go and buy it. Now, if not sooner. ^^
i love kenyon. It definitely has become home to me. I do not know if you came to visit at all, but the campus is very beautiful. and i love how small my classes are and the opportunities I get to really know my professors outside of class.
I must confess I have not read Good Omens yet. I will pick up a copy posthaste! I just finished The Truth and I read Thief of Time before that. He is a genius! You should try A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez.
I just read your post to Hank and I had to send you a comment. I LOVE Terry Pratchett. My favorite Discworld character is Commander Vimes as well! I started with the books about the witches. Granny Weatherwax and Nannie Ogg are great. His YA books are wonderful too. Tiffany Aching rocks. I took a look at your favorite books list and we like a lot of the same things. Book Thief was amazing! Okay, I'm done rambling now. I think we should be friends!
Yeah, Drizzt and Jarlaxle are great... did you ever play Baldur's Gate or Icewind Dale or any of the other FR games? I LOVED that you got to fight along side with Drizzt and then later (in the next game) go to the Drow cities. Did you know they had both Dragonlance AND FR character appearances in the Balders Gate/Icewind Dale games?
I'm trying to remember if I read that title. I did sign a recent Drizzt book out from the library and it was about the battle agains the orcs outside the dwarven stronghold. It wasn't 1000 Orcs, I KNOW I read that one... but I just don't remembe the title of the last one I read. I know I missed a few of the later ones but I just GOBBLED up the first 9 books or so, like, one a day. I kept borrowing them from a friend and coming back the next day for the next one.... so they started giving them to me in bundles.
I still think that there are no better FR books than the first 3 Drizzt books. ... but I did like the historical one... Cormyr... I didn't think much of the Canticle, nor the Empires trilogy. The Finder's Stone trilogy was okay and I liked Spellfire a lot.
Dragonlance... start with Chronicles: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter NIght, and Dragons of Spring Dawning... and Dragons of Summer Flame (although not technically part of the Chronicles)... that will introduce the main band of characters and give you background to connect the rest of the books. I LOVED these books... they got me back into fantasy when I had almost forgotten how much I liked it. I liked the Legend's trilogy and most of the short stories too... but Soulforge is also an excellent stand alone, as long as you have read the Chronicles first. If you like the Chronicles then I would recommend WAITING on the Fifth Age books.. at least until you have had your fill of the Heroes, Legends, Villains, etc. books. Once you have read Fifth Age books you can't go back.
Drizzt is my fav Forgotten Realms character and the Drow are great in FR. I'd have to say that I am a D&D nerd.... but more of a Neil Gaiman nerd than a D&D nerd, if it really came down to it.