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« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2007, 10:42:41 PM »

Kendra takes that site far too seriously. I tried to soften her up a bit but no luck.
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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2007, 06:06:45 AM »

My husband bought me a box full of Stephen King books for Christmas so I've been delving into those quite a bit as of late.  :D

Favorites, though, that I can read over and over again include anything by Dickens and Jane Austen.  Also love the Harry Potter books (really well written stuff!) and am looking forward to starting 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad this weekend (found it free, in e-book form, online).

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« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2007, 04:11:14 PM »

Will do, Getafix!  I think I read in in High School but I don't remember it.  My husband and I recently watched 'Apocalypse Now' which is based on 'Heart of Darkness' so I got very curious.
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« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2007, 04:12:40 PM »

HB, it's good to see your posts again!  I go back to RBHQ but only to read, very rarely to post unless it's to say hello to old "friends."   Beer 

Diog!  I missed everybody so much!  I haven't had a lot of time to peruse the boards but I knew the second spud would be popping out soon so I decided to check back!  Glad I did!!! 

Yeah, I saw the sig you reference.  Pretty scary stuff!!
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« Reply #49 on: April 22, 2007, 08:13:56 AM »

Will do, Getafix!  I think I read in in High School but I don't remember it.  My husband and I recently watched 'Apocalypse Now' which is based on 'Heart of Darkness' so I got very curious.


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« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2007, 09:30:35 PM »



Favorites, though, that I can read over and over again include anything by Dickens and Jane Austen.  Also love the Harry Potter books (really well written stuff!) and am looking forward to starting 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad this weekend (found it free, in e-book form, online).

Love Jane Austen and Dickens too.  I'm really looking forward to the final installment of the Potter series.  I have a theory about the Ravenclaw horcrux and am anxious to see if my prediction comes true.  Smiley

My mother lent me her copy of "Something of Value" by Robert Ruark.  It is about the Mau Mau Uprising and very interesting so far.

When I'm finished with SoV, I am planning to re-read "Lawrence of Arabia".
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« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2007, 09:53:23 PM »

Love Jane Austen and Dickens too.  I'm really looking forward to the final installment of the Potter series.  I have a theory about the Ravenclaw horcrux and am anxious to see if my prediction comes true.  Smiley

Do tell. I haven't got a clue what will happen but as long as Ron, Hermione, Ginny and the twins don't die I think I'll be happy Grin I'm a bit more worried about Harry..

Currently I'm re-reading the Narnia books in English.
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« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2007, 10:26:21 PM »

I think Harry, Ron and Hermoine will live.  I don't have a good feeling about both twins surviving but I hope they do.  I love Fred and George!  I think Draco will die because he failed in his attempt on Dumbledore's life even though Snape did it for him.  Voldemort doesn't strike me as someone who plays fair.

As for the Ravenclaw horcrux I think it is her wand.  The tarot arcanas have factored into the storyline.  The four suits in modern tarot are: swords (Gryffindor's sword); cups (Hufflepuff's cup); coins or pentacles, made of hard metal and often worn around the neck (Slytherin's locket); and wands.  It is assumed that Voldemort was on a quest to acquire items of the four founders of Hogwarts in which to secure his horcruxes.  We do know that he never got his hands on Gryffindor's sword but no mention is made of Ravenclaw's artifact.  I am going with the thought that Voldemort got his hands on Ravenclaw's wand and used it to store a part of his soul but that the wand fell out of his possession after he was ripped from his body and ended up in the protection of Ollivander.  If you read Chapter 5 in Sorcerer's Stone (Philosopher's Stone) you will see that Ollivander's wand shop has a single wand resting on a faded pillow in the window.  I think Ollivander is privvy to the secret of that wand and took himself and his stock of wands and went into hiding to keep the wand from falling back into the wrong hands.

I'm open to other theories.  I'm looking forward to the last book but not as much as I did with the previous two books.  I'm really curious to see how JKR wraps this story.
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« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2007, 10:36:35 PM »

Betty, that makes a lot of sense. Perhaps I should reread the books so they are fresh in mind before it comes out Smiley
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« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2007, 10:39:37 PM »

I've been doing that too.  Not a serious reread but enough to remind me of who is who and what is what.  I will probably do a real reread of Book 6 a day or so before 7 is released. 
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« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2007, 10:46:14 PM »

I never read Harry Poter, the media hype just drove me away, but few years had past and people still seems to love It so I might give It a try
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« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2007, 10:56:01 PM »

I ignored the books at first for that same reason hanzo1.  I was bored one day and the book was sitting there and I was immediately impressed with JK Rowling's storytelling ability as well as her skill at integrating mythology, folklore, and history into her stories. 

If you do try the books I hope you like them.
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« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2007, 09:41:34 AM »

I love the Harry Potter series.  I, too, didn't want to read them because of the hype but a cousin of mine told me how great they were.  Now I'm drooling, literally, over the next (and final) book.

I think Harry's going to perish, unless she wants to keep writing the HP storyline, she'll have to kill off her hero.  Crap

I don't know though.  Guess we'll all have to wait and see!
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« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2007, 10:17:29 AM »

I've only read 4. Started with Chamber of Secrets then Philosopher's Stone. Then Prisoner of Azkaban, skipped Goblet of Fire and ended with Order of the Phoenix. I've bought the whole series to start fom scratch again and will then read the final one. I do love the whole series but is not as fanatical as some that would stand in line at the bookshop to buy the book at midnight and then start reading straight away and only coming up for breath at the end. I have to admit that with the Order of Phoenix I struggled to put it down and ended reading straight trough the night to finish it. But this I actually do with most books and therefor try to only start a book over weekends!
I was Nancy Drew crazy! I'm slowly starting to buy the whole collection so that one day my daughter (still have to make her!!) can read them too! Haven't read any Narnia books - will have to give them a try.
I've also started collecting all the Asterix books! 
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« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2007, 11:40:40 AM »

I read Order Of the Phoenix first.  My parents bought it for me.

I read the Narnia collection when I was very little, I remembered loving them immensely.  My husband bought me the complete set in a large bound paperback for Christmas two years ago, it didn't have the same effect after all of these years.

I love the Lord of the Rings trilogy, though.  Loved them as a child and love them even more now.  Also The Hobbit and The Silmarillion.
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