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Old April 22nd, 2017 (11:30 PM).
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After my backlog of games to finish, haha, I want to start reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at last.
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    I don't really have any books on my list/currently reading. Though I might give "the Symarillion" a try. I like the series and I'm trying to get wide inspiration for when I get Skyrim for Switch WHICH I BETTER HAVE BY THEN and learn the story to make a generation sequel. Head cannon goes big boom!
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    I've so far read the first five chapters of Neil Gaiman's American Gods as I'm hoping I'll be able to read the whole book before the tv series premiere. I'm very interested in the concept, but there's this one pretty steamy scene at the end of the first chapter that I'm kinda scratching my head at the moment lol. Also read a bit of Lin Manuel's Hamilton: The Revolution which has some nice facts how the broadway musical was made and the lyrics too.
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    I'm semi-ashamed to admit that I am reading The Hobbit for the first time in my life. I'm about two thirds of the way through, and already I'm beginning to wonder just how many of my various fandoms have been inspired by it. I have not watched the movies yet, but I plan to upon finishing the book.
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      Damn I've forgotten again about The Cursed Child. But right now I'm reading Game of Thrones. Yes, I've said reading.
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      Though I'm not reading it, per se, I am listening to The Count of Monte Christo on audio book... because the second Game of Thrones audio was checked out from my library :| Once that's done, it's back to Westeros.
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      I've got a bunch of books I wanna start, but at the moment I'm working my way through The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. It's a 1000 pages of confusing names, which is why I put it down quite quickly at first. After having picked it back up recently, though, I've been going at quite a steady page.
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          I've been reading Lord of The Rings recently, and right now I'm at the end of part one of Return of the King. After I'm done, I might give Silmarillion a go.
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            I've been reading Lord of The Rings recently, and right now I'm at the end of part one of Return of the King. After I'm done, I might give Silmarillion a go.
            Yes! Read the Silmarillion! That is, read the Silmarillion if you know what you're getting into. It's more like an Elvish version of the Bible than a novel. If you're seriously interested in the long history of Middle Earth and Tolkien's superb body of legends, absolutely read it because it's fascinating. Otherwise, it'll be a slog.

            Right now I'm reading Patrick Rothfuss's The Wise Man's Fear, which is the sequel to The Name of the Wind (or you might say the continuation to an incomplete story, rather than 'sequel'). It's a real page-turner with some terrific fantasy ideas.
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            I've been reading Lord of The Rings recently, and right now I'm at the end of part one of Return of the King. After I'm done, I might give Silmarillion a go.
            As Icomeanon said, you should be careful getting into the Silmarillion. Take Tolkien and multiply it by a history text, and you have the Silmarillion. I didn't know what I was getting into, and I nearly put it down multiple times, but I somehow made it through. It gets better about halfway through, once you get into the tales of Hurin and Turin Turambar, but before then, it's information overload.
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              It gets better about halfway through, once you get into the tales of Hurin and Turin Turambar, but before then, it's information overload.
              I generally agree that the second half is better, but one caveat to that: If you like creation myths, the very beginning of the Silmarillion is great. For a number of Christians I know the beginning is actually their favorite part, even the only part they like for some of them.
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              Currently reading A Song Ice and Fire, this series has become my favourite of all time and I'm not even on book four yet. Martin writes seriously well and I can't put the books down half the time.
              Great series! The way he describes settings and tiny details sets up such an intricate world.

              I just finished Harry Potter and the Cursed Child last night. Definitely unlike the mainstream Potter books, but entertaining. Lots of twists and turns, that's for sure.
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                Great series! The way he describes settings and tiny details sets up such an intricate world.
                The pure detail and lore that has gone into the ASOIAF world is extraordinary and Martin's style is just unbeatable imo.
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                Couldn't agree more. I just hopped back into the series, on Book Two, and it's fascinating how many minor characters populate Westeros. There's the northern lords, river lords, Renly's retainers and Tywins, the lords of Dragonstone, Berrick Dondarrion and his band, the Kingsguard and City Watch, the Council, maesters and castellans, men of the Night's Watch... and that's just in Westeros.

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