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Subject: Wheel of Time
Date Posted: 4/3/2008 11:50 PM ET
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Call me crazy, but I am starting to think that I should re-read all of these books in preparation for the final one coming out next year. I did it for the Harry Potter books - one per month until July - and I'm thinking that it might be fun to do again.

Anyone want to join me?? If there's interest we can make a decision on when to start/ what the progress should be... one per month might be a bit ambitious. Maybe one every other month.

This is crazy, I know. It makes my brain hurt even to think about how many pages this is going to be...

 

 

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 4:39 PM ET
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You know, I might be up for this. :)
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 8:50 PM ET
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I would like to do it too!!

Is there a date set for when the next one is coming out?

 

Shannon

Subject: we are in
Date Posted: 4/4/2008 9:30 PM ET
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almost wish we could calculate how many pages that will be.

deborah and william

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 11:41 AM ET
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I used to do it for every one of Goodkind's books. Mostly cause it seemed so long between the first 2 and I'd forgotten and also started reading WOT in between and had my characters messed up. So everytime I got a new SOT book I would reread from the beginning.

I haven't reread the WOT books. In fact, I don't think I've read the last couple of them. It looks like I might need to do that. LOL

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 1:43 PM ET
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Hmmm...maybe you could get the cliff notes version?

Date Posted: 4/6/2008 4:37 PM ET
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I've only ever read the first one, but it does sound interesting reading as a group.  I've always found that I start off with good intentions (with reading), but then I never actually get around to it.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 12:17 PM ET
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The next one is coming out in Fall 2009, but no specific date is out yet. I would do this, but only in the summer since I never have time to read during college
Date Posted: 5/7/2008 12:45 AM ET
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I'm going to read them all again, too, but this time on audiobook as I commute to work. I've already been borrowing them from my library and putting them on my MP3 player (I delete them when I'm done, by the way!). My library doesn't have all of them in unabridged versions, though, so I may have to actually pick up the books again.

Date Posted: 5/8/2008 1:45 PM ET
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I started the series again right after the author Robert Jordan died. I had bought the last book published "Knife of Dreams" and haven't read it yet. I wanted to listen to the series first. I started in November. First I read New spring and then started listening to The Eye of the World on audio cd's. I have previously read this series and wanted to listen to it in anticipation of the upcoming, long awaited last book supposidly coming out Fall of 2009. I am now on the 7th book "Crown of swords".  I am in since a little ahead. I would like to be included in what anyone comes up wth.  I also plan on reading Elantris by Bradon Sanderson to get a feel for his writing. Has anyone else read this book or any others by him? If so let me know.

Date Posted: 5/10/2008 1:31 AM ET
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Oh, oh, oh!  This simultaneously thrills me and also makes my head hurt.  I loved this series when it started, had to bite my fingers to keep from falling asleep through the last one I read (10th or 11th book?)   It was one of those ones that had me going "Get to the action already!"  Never had I read so many pages of people just wandering back and forth.  Reminded me of The Simpsons episode parodying Star Wars Episode I.  And then the next one to come out was a prequel!?  Ugh.  But I like the audio book idea.  The local UBS has book five unabridged (Yay!).  The scary part was they also had it abridged.  Can you imagine condensing that down to two tapes?

Off to find the first one on Audio.

Date Posted: 5/16/2008 5:34 PM ET
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I"m up for a group read. Oh, I have read the first book in his trilogy, Mistborn, and it's really good. He's a good writer, but in a different way than Jordan was. Let's face it, not many writers like Jordan around.LOL. Of course, the scope of his world in Mistborn is smaller (and so is the cast of characters) but he does know how to reel you in and keep you hooked into his story so I think he'll probably do a good job.
Date Posted: 5/26/2008 10:23 AM ET
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I'm just trying to plow my way through the first one for the first time ever!  I could use the morale support becuase i'm one that has a hardtime with backstories in the beginning (i'd rather just be able to pick it up and understand what the heck is going on.)  So, the Wheel of Time is new to me for that reason as well, I'm just plain stuck in the first book, though I AM interested and want to read it.  I've heard good things about it.  Anyways, if you wouldn't mind a "newb" with you, I'm in too!

Date Posted: 5/27/2008 11:48 AM ET
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Yah, it's hard getting into the complex world Jordan created. You won't understand what's going on until a few books later. But it's worth it!! =)
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 10:49 AM ET
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I think Sanderson will do a good job with the next WOT book.  I've read all of Sanderson's published stuff and it's all good, including his YA novel.  I don't think anybody can replace RJ himself, but Sanderson has RJ's notes, outlines, etc to work with, in addition to working directly with Jordan's widow and editing crew to make sure he does it right. 

As far as Sanderson's books go, Elantris was very good, but I thought the ending was a little too quick - I wanted more!  My favorites of his are the Mistborn trilogy (at least the first two books anyway - the 3rd isn't out till this fall).  I also really like the free e-book you can download at his web site called Warbreaker.  He's definitely a very creative author, and has some cool ideas and concepts in his books.  It'll be interesting to see how he does with Jordan's world.

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 5:00 PM ET
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Anyone still doing the rereading?  I have to confess that I started rereading the series about a month ago, but I have a bad habit of skimming occasionally.  I am very excited for the final book to be out though!

Date Posted: 6/10/2008 9:32 PM ET
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I'm about to start.... I just picked up New Spring on here, and Knife of Dreams in the bargain section at the bookstore, so I'm ready to go with all 11 plus the prequel. I still think this is nuts... but I plan on pacing myself. Maybe a book every other month or so until next September, when the next one is due, I believe. Anyway, so I'm about to start with the prequel, which I've never read.

 

 

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Date Posted: 6/27/2008 9:25 PM ET
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And here I thought I was the only crazy one... I finished New Spring and am about 100 pages into Eye of the World.  And I've already rediscovered a lot that I only barely remembered, it's been so long since I originally read these.  (I swear I don't recall Thom Merrilin being introduced so early!)  

But I'm thinking I should have started this a year ago, then maybe I'd be finished by the time book 12 comes out!

PS - After this I'm thinking of redoing Shannara... I know, I'm a glutton for punishment...

Date Posted: 6/28/2008 1:10 PM ET
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LOL. The 12th book comes out sometime 2009 right? I don't want to start too soon, but I don't want to start re-reading too late either.LOL. I still haven't read the last 3 books either!
Date Posted: 7/24/2008 4:44 PM ET
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I'm  listening to them and have made it to "The Path of Daggers" I'm going to have to find it on cd some were because the libraries in the surrounding area's do not have it. UGH!

I recently got Mistborn on e-Book. Tor posted it! I'm so excited to read it and compare.

Subject: I am still in for this
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 8:03 AM ET
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If you want to listen to audio versions and can't find them at  your library there is another option for a few bucks. You can joiun booksfree.com and pay a fee per month like netflix. You can listen to as many as you can fit in for that fee and they do transfer to your mp3s. I have the first one on cd and will be starting it probably next week. I figure one a month for me too. For the newbies to this series try to stick with it. A lot of folks get bogged down in the beginning of...I think it was book 4.  I know 5 of us in my family all snagged and slowed down at the same spot till we muddled thru it and it was so worth it by the end. Oh and I am restarting shannara too...another glutton but I started with armegeddon's children since I can;t find the Knight/demon series to start with. Armageddon is dark...very dark but I guess it has to be. I liked the hope in the orginal shannara stories so i hope this one gets a bright spot soon. And now that Goodkind finished his I will start over, I stopped because I was reading as he wrote plus the wheel plus shannara and got sooooo lost. Oh another option is a store chain in my area is Hastings and they have a cd rental program in store as well...just like dvds.

deborah

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 3:55 PM ET
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Thanks I'll check out that booksfree.com website. I think I'm also going to start Goodkinds series over since its going to be on TV soon. (I'm not sure how soon) Disney is footing the bill.

Subject: I used to read more in print
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 4:33 PM ET
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But now I am going blind so hubby uses print more and I use audio more and more. It has been a lot of fun to go back and listen to titles I read years ago. Can't see tv much anymore so this is a movie in my head. But I do miss seeing the printed word...like I wonder how a name is spelled etc cuz i don;t see many of them anymore. Sometimes I am listening to one hubby is reading in print so i will ask him to spell out the name so I can picture things better. Thank God for audio for those of us losing our vision!!! I also use ebook formats where I can blow up the fonts to HUGE! And some adobe titles can be "read" out loud by a mechanical reader. the bad side to those is they include the page namber and author or title on every page it reads.

deborah

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 1:50 PM ET
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I have books 1,2,3,5, and 11...( I picked up at a FOL sale and no, they're not on my shelf) should I try reading them?  I haven't been big into fantasy for a long time, but I have enjoyed listening to Harry Potter and Mists of Avalon is one of my alltime fave books...should I attempt it?  Even thought my TBR pile is already huge?  LOL

Correct me if I'm wrong...the first one is "The Eve of the World?

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 3:28 PM ET
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I think everyone must read the Wheel of Time Series once in their life and then listen to it for good measure. lol

Your right the first book in the series is "The Eye of the world".

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