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Are you interested in joining a vgchartz book club?

Very interested 5 38.46%
 
Slightly interested 5 38.46%
 
Not now, maybe later 0 0.00%
 
Not interested at all 3 23.08%
 
Total:13
Kantor said:
I would say "let's start with Words of Radiance" but that would require reading 2000 pages (you'd need to read The Way of Kings as well) for most of you


Lol, yeah, we would have towork our way up to that one.  Probably best to start with something lite, maybe steelheart?



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SvennoJ said:

Somewhat interested, though I've already got a stack of books ready for this summer (sf/fantasy). Currently reading the last volume of the wheel of time.

Does a kindle work well in direct sunlight? Is it water poof, fit in a pocket? I'm still sticking to paperbacks, although the quality of those keeps going down. 1 out of 5 fall apart before I'm through with them. (They survive being left out in the rain at least)

Price wise I'm not sure either, Memory of light was CAD 5.99, free delivery (with other items) Seems hard to beat and a lot of books to pay for a Kindle. Plus Amazon only gives me pricing not available when I look up books in the Kindle store :/

Edit: Oh it means "This item is not available for your country" (Canada) Sticking to paperbacks then. None of the books I bought have a kindle edition in Canada, wtf. Plus Memory of light on US kindle store is $7.14 Go digital! not.

Worth reading until the end then?

I just got to book 8 which is apparently where Robert Jordan started to drag the series out.

And yes, a Kindle will work in sunlight, no it's not waterproof although a bit of rain is OK. I would still recommend digital over paper for the simple fact you can read on your phone/tablet if you forget your reader.



Scoobes said:

Worth reading until the end then?

I just got to book 8 which is apparently where Robert Jordan started to drag the series out.

And yes, a Kindle will work in sunlight, no it's not waterproof although a bit of rain is OK. I would still recommend digital over paper for the simple fact you can read on your phone/tablet if you forget your reader.

Yes, it's still good to the end. The last volume is a bit heavy on the battles though with little exploration or travelling. More politics and lots of manoevering of armies so far. It's still great to be back in the wheel of time universe.

I don't have a mobile phone or tablet. My laptop screen and WiiU gamepad are practically invisible outside. The only reason I would go digital is that it's kinda westeful to buy paperbacks. On the other hand, I loved raiding my dad's bookcase when I was young. I started reading lotr at age 12 because it had a cool looking map inside.
So I'm kinda hesitant with digital books. Apart from lacking the fun of browsing through a stack of physical books, can multiple people use the account at the same time, reading different books?



SvennoJ said:
Scoobes said:

Worth reading until the end then?

I just got to book 8 which is apparently where Robert Jordan started to drag the series out.

And yes, a Kindle will work in sunlight, no it's not waterproof although a bit of rain is OK. I would still recommend digital over paper for the simple fact you can read on your phone/tablet if you forget your reader.

Yes, it's still good to the end. The last volume is a bit heavy on the battles though with little exploration or travelling. More politics and lots of manoevering of armies so far. It's still great to be back in the wheel of time universe.

I don't have a mobile phone or tablet. My laptop screen and WiiU gamepad are practically invisible outside. The only reason I would go digital is that it's kinda westeful to buy paperbacks. On the other hand, I loved raiding my dad's bookcase when I was young. I started reading lotr at age 12 because it had a cool looking map inside.
So I'm kinda hesitant with digital books. Apart from lacking the fun of browsing through a stack of physical books, can multiple people use the account at the same time, reading different books?

I believe so. I'm pretty sure I've read from different books on my Kindle app and Kindle e-reader at the sametime. If they're both connected to the net then it'll sync though so if two people are reading from the same book at the sametime I'm not sure how that'd work when in comes time to sync to the last read page. If one person is offline then it should be perfectly fine though (my Kindle is offline most of the time, only connect to Wi-Fi to download new books).

Anyway, I get the feeling I'm going to be reading the rest of the Wheel of Time series in one go now. The last two books really sucked me back in. I've got multiple books from other series to read but this has really drawn me in.



Scoobes said:
SvennoJ said:

Somewhat interested, though I've already got a stack of books ready for this summer (sf/fantasy). Currently reading the last volume of the wheel of time.

Does a kindle work well in direct sunlight? Is it water poof, fit in a pocket? I'm still sticking to paperbacks, although the quality of those keeps going down. 1 out of 5 fall apart before I'm through with them. (They survive being left out in the rain at least)

Price wise I'm not sure either, Memory of light was CAD 5.99, free delivery (with other items) Seems hard to beat and a lot of books to pay for a Kindle. Plus Amazon only gives me pricing not available when I look up books in the Kindle store :/

Edit: Oh it means "This item is not available for your country" (Canada) Sticking to paperbacks then. None of the books I bought have a kindle edition in Canada, wtf. Plus Memory of light on US kindle store is $7.14 Go digital! not.

Worth reading until the end then?

I just got to book 8 which is apparently where Robert Jordan started to drag the series out.

And yes, a Kindle will work in sunlight, no it's not waterproof although a bit of rain is OK. I would still recommend digital over paper for the simple fact you can read on your phone/tablet if you forget your reader.

You've got a bit of a trudge to go. Book 10 is especially awful, and to be honest you can probably just skip it and read the plot summary because I can think of one thing of any importance that actually happens.

Fortunately, after that is the best four books in the series taking you right through to the end. With Knife of Dreams, Jordan managed to get back on track, and Sanderson is much better at writing than Jordan ever was, and he wrote the final trilogy.



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Kantor said:
Scoobes said:
SvennoJ said:

Somewhat interested, though I've already got a stack of books ready for this summer (sf/fantasy). Currently reading the last volume of the wheel of time.

Does a kindle work well in direct sunlight? Is it water poof, fit in a pocket? I'm still sticking to paperbacks, although the quality of those keeps going down. 1 out of 5 fall apart before I'm through with them. (They survive being left out in the rain at least)

Price wise I'm not sure either, Memory of light was CAD 5.99, free delivery (with other items) Seems hard to beat and a lot of books to pay for a Kindle. Plus Amazon only gives me pricing not available when I look up books in the Kindle store :/

Edit: Oh it means "This item is not available for your country" (Canada) Sticking to paperbacks then. None of the books I bought have a kindle edition in Canada, wtf. Plus Memory of light on US kindle store is $7.14 Go digital! not.

Worth reading until the end then?

I just got to book 8 which is apparently where Robert Jordan started to drag the series out.

And yes, a Kindle will work in sunlight, no it's not waterproof although a bit of rain is OK. I would still recommend digital over paper for the simple fact you can read on your phone/tablet if you forget your reader.

You've got a bit of a trudge to go. Book 10 is especially awful, and to be honest you can probably just skip it and read the plot summary because I can think of one thing of any importance that actually happens.

Fortunately, after that is the best four books in the series taking you right through to the end. With Knife of Dreams, Jordan managed to get back on track, and Sanderson is much better at writing than Jordan ever was, and he wrote the final trilogy.

Is that the book where nearly half the book is taken up by a conversation in a basement somewhere?

My girlfriend has warned me it gets a bit dreary at somepoint She actually gave up.



It could be interesting but i don't read that much. It's an occasional thing for me



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Scoobes said:
Kantor said:

You've got a bit of a trudge to go. Book 10 is especially awful, and to be honest you can probably just skip it and read the plot summary because I can think of one thing of any importance that actually happens.

Fortunately, after that is the best four books in the series taking you right through to the end. With Knife of Dreams, Jordan managed to get back on track, and Sanderson is much better at writing than Jordan ever was, and he wrote the final trilogy.

Is that the book where nearly half the book is taken up by a conversation in a basement somewhere?

My girlfriend has warned me it gets a bit dreary at somepoint She actually gave up.

if you can get to the last three books, it gets really good.  Like kantor said, It would probably be easier to just read plot summaries of the books where you are in the series.  pretty much nothing happens in those books...

I have to admit I don't know about this conversation in a basement... but since nothing important happened in those books, I actually don't remember them that well either...



gergroy said:
Scoobes said:
Kantor said:

You've got a bit of a trudge to go. Book 10 is especially awful, and to be honest you can probably just skip it and read the plot summary because I can think of one thing of any importance that actually happens.

Fortunately, after that is the best four books in the series taking you right through to the end. With Knife of Dreams, Jordan managed to get back on track, and Sanderson is much better at writing than Jordan ever was, and he wrote the final trilogy.

Is that the book where nearly half the book is taken up by a conversation in a basement somewhere?

My girlfriend has warned me it gets a bit dreary at somepoint She actually gave up.

if you can get to the last three books, it gets really good.  Like kantor said, It would probably be easier to just read plot summaries of the books where you are in the series.  pretty much nothing happens in those books...

I have to admit I don't know about this conversation in a basement... but since nothing important happened in those books, I actually don't remember them that well either...

Some things happen, but honestly I had to look it up to refresh my memory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossroads_of_Twilight

I don't remember that conversation either.



Well... There appears to be some interest... But probably not enough to where we would have enough people to get some good discussions going... At least not while the general discussion forum isnt showing on the front page... Too bad, this would have been fun!