A sample the books on my shelves, various authors...  

juju34single 46F
155 posts
6/7/2005 6:03 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

A sample the books on my shelves, various authors...

Another rather long and introspective peek into my likes and machinations of my meandering mind.

I guess my post was something it wasn't, because I got the good old review, and directive to update and fix it, though I don't know why, IT IS A DARN BOOK LIST!!!

Wizards First Rule begins the series
A simple man, a woodsman, in a idyllic world bereft of magick meets a woman that literally changes his life.
She isn't a mere woman though, in her world (of magick) she is the Mother Confessor, who with her will can undermine anyone's life and make them her's. It is a power that makes her inaccessable to love, unless she can find a man that loves her purely for who and what she is, with no reserved fear.
The main character of the book has no clue , really, of what his life will turn into when he saves the Mother Confessor. REALLY good book if you appreciate warrior yet romantic type books.
Each book has a Rule, but you have to read the books to find out each Rule. NOT a sappy type of series. This author is DAYMN good.

Books of this series are:

Debt of Bones (prelude)
Wizards First Rule
Stone of Tears
Blood of the Fold
Temple of the Winds
Soul of the Fire
Faith of the Fallen
The Pillars of Creation
Naked Empire
Chainfire (I have yet to get this...)

Piers Anthony books I have:
Visual Guide to Xanth (VERY rare and out of print), Ghost, Weilding a Red Sword, On a Pale Horse, Bearing an Hourglass, With a Tangled Skein, God of Tarot, Golem in the Gears, The Source of Magic, Unicorn Point, Virtual Mode, Robot Adept, Harpy Thyme, Blue Adept, Split Infinity, For Love of Evil, Being a Green Mother, Phaze Adept, And Eternity and Juxtaposition.

Tolkien: LOTR 1973 edition series, Most current version of LOTR, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,

Joan D. Vinge: Snow Queen, Summer Queen.

Terry Brooks:
Sword of Shannara, Elfstones of Shanarra, Wishsong of Shanarra, Tangle Box, First King of Shanarra, Wizard At Large, Magic Kingdom For Sale, The Black Unicorn, The Scions of Shanarra.

David Eddings:
Castle of Wizardry, Magicians Gambit, Queen of Sorcery, Enchanters End Game, King of the Murgos, Sorceress of Darshiva, The Seeress of Kell, Guardians of the West.

Add in various Dragon Lance books and series, most of which are now incomplete due to a house fire, A story called Little Big by John Crowley, Almost a whole series by Steven Brust, of which I have Taltos, Teckla, Yendi, Jhereg, Athyra, Orca and Phoenix.
A couple from Stephen Donaldson, Storm Constantine's Waeththu series (The Tor editions that are way out of print), Orson Scott Card, Marion Zimmer Bradley...

...AND STILL about 50 to 75 books I could list.

GleesFlakyShawl 50M
1620 posts
6/8/2005 9:38 am

interesting list, and which of them do u re-read more often?

juju34single 46F

6/8/2005 2:19 pm

Sword of Truth series I have read 9 times so far, Whenever I get a new book for that series, I read from book one to the newest addition, so the sequencing is fresh in my mind.

The set by Steven Brust I have read that 3 times, the set by Stephen Donaldson, Mirror of her Dreams and A Man Rides Through, I read that 3 or more times, the Joan D. Vinge set, at least 3 times and forgot how many times I have read the Dragon Lance ones.

Almost every book on my shelves has been read at least twice.
One book, by Harry Behn called Faraway Lurs I read over 20 times.

I am cursed with reading fast. It doesn't take away from the quality of attention I give a book, or what I get out of it though. I don't skim, just get really into the book, and read fast, and am sad when I am done reading it. lol
Like with the SOT series by Goodkind. It took me under two weeks to read through
Debt of Bones 119 pages
Wizard's First Rule 573 pages
Stone of Tears 703 pages
Blood of the Fold 464 pages
Temple of the Winds 528 pages
Soul of the Fire 508 pages
Faith of the Fallen 539 pages
Pillars of Creation 557 pages
Naked Empire 667 pages

That makes it 4,658 pages that this man has written into the series I have so far, not counting Chainfire, which I think I have heard is his 'biggest' book yet. When I get the latest book, I am going to re-read the whole series again. I can't wait.

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