What do people find appealing in the Twilight series.
Ok. I read all the books, and I regret every minute of it. Long hours of bad writing and cheesy plots didn’t make it for me. AND NOW! I WANT AN EXPLANATION! Why are people so obsessed with those books and the movies? I don’t get it! The movies are a perfect mix of bad acting and ridiculous lines! …. Omg,…
I think the whole series is awful. Not just because of the writing (which is so, so bad), or the crazy fangirls (who are irritating). Not because of the romance. I enjoy some romance in my reading. Not even because of the vampires and werewolves – vampire fiction is my favourite genre, and I even have a few vampire novels to my name (written around twelve years before this tripe slithered out from under its rock, thank goodness, so I can’t be accused of ‘copying’ the moron).I hate the series because it is basically one big how-to manual for stalkers. Meyer creates this misogynistic world where stalking, suicidal feelings, emotional abuse, and physical abuse are ‘romantic’, and where girls pine away for the man who is abusing them. And little girls are taking this to heart! I cannot count how many girls I’ve heard declare that they want a man who will treat them the way Edward treats Bella. I’ve also heard girls remark on how depressed they are when they realise that Edward and/or Jacob are fictional characters and they’ll never have one of them. It’s all thoroughly disturbing. :(As for suggestions… Have you read Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries? The plots are exponentially better than anything that dribbled out of Meyer’s brain, they have some great humour, and they were being published far before the Twilight craze began. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is good, if you enjoy time travel and historical fiction.
How many of these books have you read.
The Farseer Series by Robin Hobb:The Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, Assassin’s Quest, Ship of Magic, Mad Ship, Ship of Destiny, Fool’s Errand, Golden Fool, and Fool’s Fate.The Soldier-Son Trilogy: Shaman’s Crossing, Forest Mage, and Renegade’s Magic.Raymond E Feist’s books:…
Farseer: I read the first book in the series, don’t recall what the name was.The Harry Potter SeriesThe Eragon SeriesThe Lord of the Rings SeriesI haven’t read the Wheel of Time series, but I hear a lot about it because I have a crazy fan living in my house.
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WHAT BOOK SERIES SHOULD I START… (I’m desperate).
I am a bookworm and have read and re-read all my books, and am in the mood for something new.
Since you didn’t tell us how old your are or what types of books you enjoy, I’m going to list books of all genres for kids, teens, and adults.Oh: Try this web site, too. This lady has the most WONDERFUL lists of books, divided by age group. You’ll surely find something you love there.Books and More for Kids and Adultshttp://booksandmore4kids.googlepages.com…Series for kids and/or teens:Madeleine L’Engle’s “Time” Quintet (although if you’re an adult and have never read these books, you really need to read them and then share them with your kids):A Wrinkle in TimeA Wind in the DoorA Swiftly Tilting PlanetAn Acceptable TimeMany WatersThere’s also Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Green Gables” series. Start with the book of that title and if you love it, there are 7 more books by L.M. Montgomery that are about Anne as she grows up and her marriage and children. There is also a new book, recently released, called “Before Green Gables” (I think), that is about Anne’s parents and her childhood before the Green Gables series began.If you like mysteries, try the Trixie Belden series. There are a lot of books, but the best ones are the first 5. After the 5th book, they’re not all that great.Trixie Belden and the Secret of the MansionTrixie Belden and the Red Trailer MysteryTrixie Belden and the Gatehouse MysteryTrixie Belden and the Mysterious VisitorTrixie Belden and the Mystery off Glen RoadElizabeth Enright’s “Melendy family” quartet and “Gone-away Lake” duo can be hard to find in bookstores, but your library should have them and Amazon.com usually is able to get them.- The Saturdays- The Four-Story Mistake- And Then There were Five- Spiderweb for Two* Gone-Away Lake* Return to Gone-AwayAnd how about the “Magic” series by Edward Eager:Half MagicMagic by the LakeTime GardenKnight’s CastleMagic or Not?Well-WishersSeven-Day MagicSeries for (mainly) adults:Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series (you have never met a sexier, hunkier, lovelier man in fiction than Jamie Fraser):- Outlander (called ‘Cross-Stitch’ in the UK)- Dragonfly in Amber- Voyager- Drums of Autumn- The Fiery Cross- A Breath of Snow & AshesAdriana Trigiani’s BIG STONE GAP series:- Big Stone Gap- Big Cherry Holler- Milk Glass Moon- Home to Big Stone GapAlso by Adriana Trigiana- Lucia, LuciaElizabeth Buchan’s WIVES duo:- Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman- Wives Behaving Badly (this is the sequel)Jasper Fforde’s THURSDAY NEXT series (be sure you read the copyright page, all the footnotes, the adverts in the back -it’s all relevant! The books are set in an alternate universe where some things are identical with our earth and some things are ….. most definitely not! His books are very funny, but it’s a type of funny that sometimes borders on the bizarre.):- The Eyre Affair- Lost in a Good Book- The Well of Lost Plots- Something Rotten- Thursday Next: First Among SequelsDean Koontz’ ODD THOMAS series (he sees dead people, but it isn’t horror):- Odd Thomas- Forever Odd- Brother Odd- Odd HoursThe Fionavar Tapestry Books by Guy Gavriel Kay:- The Summer Tree- The Wandering Fire- The Darkest RoadAnd then there are Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni books. Some of these books are out of print and can be hard to find even in a used book store, but it’s worth finding them all. To read them by their internal chronology, the order is:* Camber of Culdi* Saint Camber* Camber the Heretic* The Harrowing of Gwynedd* King Javan’s Year* The Bastard Prince* In the King’s Service* Childe Morgan* Deryni Rising* Deryni Checkmate* High Deryni* The Bishop’s Heir* The King’s Justice* The Quest for Saint Camber* King Kelson’s BrideMarion Zimmer Bradley has written a brilliant retelling of the King Arthur legend: The Mists of Avalon. The legend is retold from the point of view of the women. She has also written quite a number of books that come before “Mists” and are centered on the mystical island of Avalon (*not* Glastonbury!) and the community of women who worship the Goddess. Whether or not you’re interested in reading the entire series, “Mists” is a book you won’t want to pass up.Although they’re not a series, Gregory McGuire’s fairy-tale retellings are brilliant:- Wicked- Mirror, Mirror- Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister- LostRichard North Patterson has written a number of books that are legal thrillers. The characters overlap – all the books are related but it isn’t truly a “series.”* The Lasko Tangent* The Outside Man* Escape The Night* Private Screening* Degree of Guilt* The Final Judgment(also published as Caroline Masters)* Eyes of a Child* Silent Witness* No Safe Place* Dark Lady* Protect and Defend* Balance of Power* Conviction* Exile* The Race
what’s your favorite book.
How many times have you read it, is it a series, and what genre?
I have read, re read and re read AGAIN the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I got the first book in the series (Outlander) when I was 15, at the time it was a rather mature book for a 15 year old to read but I was hooked. Now 15 years later I still grab up new books in the series as soon as they are out
about the sequal to the book outlander…
the sequal to diana gabaldon’s book Outlander…is Dragonfly in Amber…do u think the second book is at all as good as the first? not to mention the other books that come after aswell/?? i just wanted to see some opions before i started reading the second one …thanks a bunch!!=)
Omigosh, YESSSSSSSSS! I don’t usually go crazy over books — I read too many of them, and love them all, but this series is one of my top three series of all times. I have probably re-read the first three or four books at least 15 times.As a previous poster observed, Diana Gabaldon has written the story of a unique marriage, set against the historical turmoil of the 1700s in Scotland and the United States.You have to read them in order:First, “Outlander” — you’ve got that under your belt. Good one, eh?Next is “Dragonfly in Amber” — BE CAREFUL! When you first start reading DIA, you will wonder, “WTF? Wait a minute — this CAN’T be right — what is Claire doing in 1968? And who is this Brianna chick? AND WHERE IS JAMIE!?!” Hang on for a couple of chapters — it will blow your mind! And then you will have to keep reading, because DIA tells the story in retrospect, while developing a modern-day storyline. DIA is actually my favorite of all the books — some people say it is the darkest, or saddest of them, but I think it is an incredibly emotionally complex book, and I love the emotional roller-coaster ride it takes you on. Especially the last line of the book . . . !Then you have “Voyager”, which is a fun book, but after you read the remaining books, you realize that “Voyager” is a transition book, moving you from one world to another. At least the first chapter of “Voyager” tells you where Jamie is!”Drums of Autumn” show the marriage in a different light, at a different age, in a different setting, but with the same moral and courage issues. (Brianna and Roger kick it into high gear, here.) “The Fiery Cross” and “A Breath of Snow and Ashes” continue the story against the backdrop of the pre-Revolutionary America. How does knowing what history says affect the way you react to events around you?Not reading the rest of the series is like watching the first 15 minutes of a great movie — and then walking out, saying, “OK, that was good — I wonder how the rest of the movie went?”
How many books do you read.
Like in a month…and what are some good books that you’re currently reading or have read.I’m on. “my life as emperor” and “the ecstatic” they’re both pretty good.
Depends on the book, depends on the time in my life, how busy I was etc.There were times when I was still school age that I literally read a book a day. That was of course things like the Babysitter’s Club, Satin Slippers, etc. When I read The Stand it took me nearly a month, but when I read the Outlander series (in which each book is nearly as long as The Stand) I cruised through each one in a matter of a few days. The Deathly Hallows took me two days, I worked on both days, double on one of them. It just depends.Also, I am a writer, so I now take time to reread my favorites slowly and deconstruct the writing that they consist of, in search of tips for myself. So I no longer feel the need to read everything in sight as quickly as I can. Plus, I’ve read most of what has been presented to me. My habit has always been to discover a book that I felt was really good, mostly by reading a lot of others that really weren’t, and then devouring everything else that author had to offer. Pretty soon I end up waiting on the author, or something else grabs my interest, or I’ll read something new by another author I’ve already read everything else by, you get the picture. The end result is that the books I really want to read I largely have already. That is why I love authors like Stephen King though. I can ignore him for a year and he’ll have put out five new books it seems when I go back to check.Enough rambling.I haven’t tried to count how many books I’ve read in years, I gave up trying to remember them all. Still I think it has to be in the thousands somewhere. I am currently 28 years old.
Outlander Series, Diana Gabaldon.
Sorry kiddies, but this question is not for you, am only interested in the opinions of adults.Have just finished reading the first book in this series and thoroughly enjoyed it (never thought I would), but am wary of continuing with the rest of the books as I’m worried they will not be as good as the…
I loved Dragonfly in Amber, just not quite as much as Outlander though–what could compare? Any series with this many words in it is going to have it’s ups and downs, I think. I have enjoyed every one of the books in the series and have read all of them at least twice. 🙂 I love Gabaldon’s descriptive writing style, on re-read I am more able to appreciate the great writing because I’m not rushing to see what happens. Although I sometimes still get caught up and have to force myself to slow down. LOL! Since you like Outlander-how could you not read on? Go for it!
How many copies of the Outlander series were sold in 1980.
I need help to find how many copies of the Outlander series did Diana Gabaldon sell in 1980 for a math homework. I’ve looked everywhere but I can’t find it.For more information about the book, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlander_(novel)I just need the amount of copies she sold. It’s quite…
I don’t think that the Outlander series had begun in 1980, so the answer would be zero.
Outlanders by Diana Gabraldon.
How many books are in this series? Would you recommend them? What are they about? Thanks! 🙂
OMG. Outlander is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read! It’s a historical romance. Funny enough, I do not like historical romance but I really loved this book. There are 7 books in the series but you don’t have to read them all in fact, many people I’ve talked to said they wished they just read the first book.”Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.”I’m not an advanced reader by any means and I thought this book would be too tough a read for me but I fell in love with it. It’s exciting, interesting, and lots of s_x.Try it!!P.S. In the link I sent you the book Outlander is referred to as Cross Stitch but here in Canada (and US too I think) it’s called Outlander.
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