Reply
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 31 to 40 of 40

Thread: The Library

  1. #31
    Registered User mavd's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Location: San Diego, California, United States
    Age: 32
    Posts: 1,657
    Rep Power: 3218
    mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    mavd is online now
    I've still been reading! Went through the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness (there's a British TV show based off of it, it was pitched as Harry Potter-esque but was definitely more Twilight knock off) in audio format ..... 2/5 stars.

    For written format, just finished "A Cure for Suicide" by Jesse Ball. It was.... weird. Felt like it was trying too hard to be deep but really just lacked plot.
    Instagram: @doctorv17
    Reply With Quote

  2. #32
    Registered User Fiction2Fitness's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2015
    Location: California, United States
    Age: 35
    Posts: 3,059
    Rep Power: 10001
    Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Fiction2Fitness is offline
    Originally Posted by mavd View Post
    I've still been reading! Went through the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness (there's a British TV show based off of it, it was pitched as Harry Potter-esque but was definitely more Twilight knock off) in audio format ..... 2/5 stars.

    For written format, just finished "A Cure for Suicide" by Jesse Ball. It was.... weird. Felt like it was trying too hard to be deep but really just lacked plot.
    Both sound unfortunate.

    Not reading yet but I downloaded an interesting nonfiction book to start listening to on the way to work called "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear".
    Gym Max: 229/126/305
    Meet Max: 1st Meet 198/115/248
    2nd Meet 220.5/121/281
    Goals: 235/135/315

    Just Strong Ambassador
    http://juststrong.com/discount/ambwil10
    Reply With Quote

  3. #33
    Registered User mavd's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Location: San Diego, California, United States
    Age: 32
    Posts: 1,657
    Rep Power: 3218
    mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    mavd is online now
    Originally Posted by Fiction2Fitness View Post
    Both sound unfortunate.

    Not reading yet but I downloaded an interesting nonfiction book to start listening to on the way to work called "What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear".
    I've gotten so much pickier in my old age. I used to just love books, no matter what. I've tried to move away from the young adult genre thinking it was a maturity issue, but when it's older characters and I still think they're being dumb AF I get more annoyed, I guess I give teenagers more leeway to have character flaws. All Souls wasn't terrible, just not very original.
    Instagram: @doctorv17
    Reply With Quote

  4. #34
    Registered User mavd's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Location: San Diego, California, United States
    Age: 32
    Posts: 1,657
    Rep Power: 3218
    mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    mavd is online now
    Currently reading "The Magician" series by Lev Grossman (just finished book 1 and started 2 today). It's like a bunch of alcoholic Slytherins invade Narnia. I kind of hate it but feel compelled to continue the story, like I'm waiting for the characters to redeem themselves.
    Instagram: @doctorv17
    Reply With Quote

  5. #35
    Registered User Fiction2Fitness's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2015
    Location: California, United States
    Age: 35
    Posts: 3,059
    Rep Power: 10001
    Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Fiction2Fitness is offline
    Originally Posted by mavd View Post
    Currently reading "The Magician" series by Lev Grossman (just finished book 1 and started 2 today). It's like a bunch of alcoholic Slytherins invade Narnia. I kind of hate it but feel compelled to continue the story, like I'm waiting for the characters to redeem themselves.
    I read part of that book but never made it through the whole thing. I've seen part of the tv show as well but sister kept watching it without me and I have to watch in order. I like some elements but yeah, couldn't quite get into the whole story with the characters.

    I need to get back to reading.
    Gym Max: 229/126/305
    Meet Max: 1st Meet 198/115/248
    2nd Meet 220.5/121/281
    Goals: 235/135/315

    Just Strong Ambassador
    http://juststrong.com/discount/ambwil10
    Reply With Quote

  6. #36
    Registered User mavd's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Location: San Diego, California, United States
    Age: 32
    Posts: 1,657
    Rep Power: 3218
    mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    mavd is online now
    Originally Posted by Fiction2Fitness View Post
    I read part of that book but never made it through the whole thing. I've seen part of the tv show as well but sister kept watching it without me and I have to watch in order. I like some elements but yeah, couldn't quite get into the whole story with the characters.

    I need to get back to reading.
    I didn't realize it was a TV show.... haven't had cable in a few years. I wonder how they get around the very obvious rip-off of Narnia? Or is that all public domain now?
    Instagram: @doctorv17
    Reply With Quote

  7. #37
    Registered User fitfanatic123's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2013
    Location: Farmingdale, New York, United States
    Age: 32
    Posts: 738
    Rep Power: 2577
    fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000) fitfanatic123 is just really nice. (+1000)
    fitfanatic123 is offline
    Currently reading "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" - highly recommend!
    Reply With Quote

  8. #38
    Registered User mavd's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Location: San Diego, California, United States
    Age: 32
    Posts: 1,657
    Rep Power: 3218
    mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    mavd is online now
    Originally Posted by mavd View Post
    I didn't realize it was a TV show.... haven't had cable in a few years. I wonder how they get around the very obvious rip-off of Narnia? Or is that all public domain now?
    On Book 3 of the series and decided to try out the TV show as it's on Netflix. I like the show better (and that is something I've never said before about a book brought to screen lmao)
    Instagram: @doctorv17
    Reply With Quote

  9. #39
    Registered User Fiction2Fitness's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2015
    Location: California, United States
    Age: 35
    Posts: 3,059
    Rep Power: 10001
    Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000) Fiction2Fitness is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Fiction2Fitness is offline
    Originally Posted by mavd View Post
    On Book 3 of the series and decided to try out the TV show as it's on Netflix. I like the show better (and that is something I've never said before about a book brought to screen lmao)
    Wow you made it quite far. I didn't even know there were 3 books. I think it helps the show that they can bring about some very interesting visual elements to the story. Showing the world in such dynamic way to bring up the drama helps.



    As far as having it be similar to Narnia... eh. Not that uncommon in fiction. I mean, many epic fantasy books had that struggle after lord of the rings. Some have more obvious influence compared to others but they still work out okay. Can't be straight up copying but having similarities isn't going to be as big of a deal.

    I'm almost done with the Rachel Carson book at long last. Had to recheck it out yet again. It's interesting how she describes the ocean and makes up name for different creatures as she write the sort of creative non-fiction/fictiony tale about the sea.
    Gym Max: 229/126/305
    Meet Max: 1st Meet 198/115/248
    2nd Meet 220.5/121/281
    Goals: 235/135/315

    Just Strong Ambassador
    http://juststrong.com/discount/ambwil10
    Reply With Quote

  10. #40
    Registered User mavd's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2013
    Location: San Diego, California, United States
    Age: 32
    Posts: 1,657
    Rep Power: 3218
    mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) mavd is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    mavd is online now
    Originally Posted by Fiction2Fitness View Post
    Wow you made it quite far. I didn't even know there were 3 books. I think it helps the show that they can bring about some very interesting visual elements to the story. Showing the world in such dynamic way to bring up the drama helps.



    As far as having it be similar to Narnia... eh. Not that uncommon in fiction. I mean, many epic fantasy books had that struggle after lord of the rings. Some have more obvious influence compared to others but they still work out okay. Can't be straight up copying but having similarities isn't going to be as big of a deal.

    I'm almost done with the Rachel Carson book at long last. Had to recheck it out yet again. It's interesting how she describes the ocean and makes up name for different creatures as she write the sort of creative non-fiction/fictiony tale about the sea.
    Audiobooks so I get through them quicker...... The TV show seems to use the basic world building and a bit of the character development and major plot points, but it is a very loose interpretation of the books.

    Spoilers below
    It isn't a Narnia similarity is a straight up copy to build the world of the books. Four kids discover a magical "world within the walls" of their guardian's country estate during WWI, there's an animal god that roams the land and gives them quests, four thrones and a high king, kids pop in and out of Fillory whenever something needs to get done but little to no time passes on Earth. Eventually someone writes a book about their time there and it becomes essentially, the Narnia books of the real world. "The Magicians" isn't about the four kids, but about another generation of wizards that make their way into Fillory/Narnia after Hogwarts (hah), but the original 4 kids pop up in all the books as well. The problem is how dark and perverse the interpretation is, the oldest of the original four is sexually abused and goes full on evil (the second boy has a dance with evil in Narnia but he recovers). The youngest girl straight up sacrifices other human life to meet her ends. I wouldn't think that CS Lewis would approve of the perversion of his Christian-based world, I guess.
    Instagram: @doctorv17
    Reply With Quote

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts