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Hello! I'm a long time fan currently re-reading so I thought to come here to be able to talk about WoT with other fans. I'm not a native english speaker, so apologies in advanced about my fairly possible mistakes in spelling, grammar and so on.

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Welcome, and dont worry quite a lot of us aint native english speakers 😉

 

 

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Welcome! I keep contemplating a reread but I'm currently working through Rice's Queen of the Damned and, because I got bored with that, started Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo. But it's been a few years and I'm feeling the itch to dig out the books!

 

And great job with English - as Littha said, many here aren't native English speakers. I am, but I understand the difficulty of communicating in a second language.

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Thanks!

 

Wow, it's been ages since I read Queen of the Damned. I think I just read the first two and a half books and then also got tired ^^u And Count of Monte Cristo is in my to do list for some time now. How are you liking it?


I actually started rereading WoT because I've been years trying for this friend os mine to read them. And then she said she would if we did it together. But in the end she never even started and here I am, just finished book two.

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16 hours ago, Jardius said:

Hello! I'm a long time fan currently re-reading so I thought to come here to be able to talk about WoT with other fans. I'm not a native english speaker, so apologies in advanced about my fairly possible mistakes in spelling, grammar and so on.

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Mate i am a notaive Enghish spooker and proobably makeit more messtakex than you. 😜

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Welcome to Dragonmount Jardius ! 😄

I'm not a native speaker either lol

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10 hours ago, Jardius said:

Thanks!

 

Wow, it's been ages since I read Queen of the Damned. I think I just read the first two and a half books and then also got tired ^^u And Count of Monte Cristo is in my to do list for some time now. How are you liking it?


I actually started rereading WoT because I've been years trying for this friend os mine to read them. And then she said she would if we did it together. But in the end she never even started and here I am, just finished book two.

 

Hey, good excuse for a reread, even if the other isn't reading lol I need to convince my brother to read them. He's a huge Sanderson fan so I'm positive he would enjoy WoT.

 

And Monte Cristo is pretty interesting so far. I'm loving the narrators voice too, it's kind of comical. I made it through Interview with the Vampire easily, read that one a couple times, taught it, did a psychoanalysis essay on it in college....started The Vampire Lestat in 2016....just finished it last month (granted, I started graduate school for a Master's of English in 2016 as well, but still, I read other non-school books in that timeframe). I think my main problem is that I simply don't like Lestat. Someone told me that reading The Vampire Lestat would change my opinion of him but....nope, still don't like him. And how Louis was seen from Lestat's point of view.....didn't make sense to me but I'm not Anne Rice so, is what it is. I'm only two chapters in to Queen of the Damned, not sure if it's worth another four year push lol I started Monte Cristo on Tuesday and already on Chapter 8 so, I may be done with Rice's novels?

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21 hours ago, Harldin said:

Mate i am a notaive Enghish spooker and proobably makeit more messtakex than you. 😜

Hahaha, well maybe my english will not be such a problem as my crappy computer and me not quite knowing how forums work ^_^u

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15 hours ago, Hayl3y said:

Welcome to Dragonmount Jardius ! 😄

I'm not a native speaker either lol

Thanks!

A lot of us, non-english speakers, here, I guess XD

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13 hours ago, Jeannaisais said:

 

Hey, good excuse for a reread, even if the other isn't reading lol I need to convince my brother to read them. He's a huge Sanderson fan so I'm positive he would enjoy WoT.

 

And Monte Cristo is pretty interesting so far. I'm loving the narrators voice too, it's kind of comical. I made it through Interview with the Vampire easily, read that one a couple times, taught it, did a psychoanalysis essay on it in college....started The Vampire Lestat in 2016....just finished it last month (granted, I started graduate school for a Master's of English in 2016 as well, but still, I read other non-school books in that timeframe). I think my main problem is that I simply don't like Lestat. Someone told me that reading The Vampire Lestat would change my opinion of him but....nope, still don't like him. And how Louis was seen from Lestat's point of view.....didn't make sense to me but I'm not Anne Rice so, is what it is. I'm only two chapters in to Queen of the Damned, not sure if it's worth another four year push lol I started Monte Cristo on Tuesday and already on Chapter 8 so, I may be done with Rice's novels?

One of my Sanderson-loving friends couldn't finish The Eye of the World because he thougth everything was going sooo slowly. In my reread I have to agree with him if you compare things with Stormlight Archive, for example (both of us had just read Oathbringer). But I think he eventually will come back. Or at least I hope XD

Hope your brother can be convinced to start WoT n_n

Wow, about Rice's books, I think we are just the opposite. I really liked Interview with the Vampire, but then I read The Vampire Lestat and I liked that even more. And by the second chapter I was totally invested in Lestat's point of view. But I agree with you in the part about Louis not making much sense. I guess that was the idea, everyone's the hero (or at least not the villain) from their own point of view. Also, I'm sure I didn't read book one with all the attention you must have put into it for using it for college. And then I think I just read some of Queen of the Damned chapters before feeling I didn't want to go on. But this was all a long time ago, so I don't remember the details. I was one of this teens that didn't understand leaving a book unread once you had started. But now I'm more selective with my time and I think that's good too.

About Montecristo, you are helping me to want to read it sooner than later. My old coppy is jus sitting there, gathering dust on the shelve. Maybe after The Dragon Reborn.

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Now i'm trying to find where you avatar comes from, because it rings a bell... but i can't find it lol

Is it from an american cartoon or anything ? 😄

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5 hours ago, Hayl3y said:

Now i'm trying to find where you avatar comes from, because it rings a bell... but i can't find it lol

Is it from an american cartoon or anything ? 😄

Hahaha, no, it's not. It's a drawing my wife did for me as a present. That's suppose to be me with my protector. She published it in her tumblr, but I don't think you saw it there.

It is based in the aesthetics from  the She-Ra, Princesses of Power new series.

Here you can see the complete image and the story behind:

https://illustraterg.tumblr.com/post/190116891288/hi-long-time-no-see-happy-new-year-ive-been

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11 hours ago, Jardius said:

One of my Sanderson-loving friends couldn't finish The Eye of the World because he thougth everything was going sooo slowly. In my reread I have to agree with him if you compare things with Stormlight Archive, for example (both of us had just read Oathbringer). But I think he eventually will come back. Or at least I hope XD

Hope your brother can be convinced to start WoT n_n

Wow, about Rice's books, I think we are just the opposite. I really liked Interview with the Vampire, but then I read The Vampire Lestat and I liked that even more. And by the second chapter I was totally invested in Lestat's point of view. But I agree with you in the part about Louis not making much sense. I guess that was the idea, everyone's the hero (or at least not the villain) from their own point of view. Also, I'm sure I didn't read book one with all the attention you must have put into it for using it for college. And then I think I just read some of Queen of the Damned chapters before feeling I didn't want to go on. But this was all a long time ago, so I don't remember the details. I was one of this teens that didn't understand leaving a book unread once you had started. But now I'm more selective with my time and I think that's good too.

About Montecristo, you are helping me to want to read it sooner than later. My old coppy is jus sitting there, gathering dust on the shelve. Maybe after The Dragon Reborn.

 

I haven't read Stormlight Archive yet, but Mistborn trilogy was great. Read that this past fall and just couldn't put it down!

 

I think you're probably spot on with my level of investment in Interview and subsequently Louis's character/POV, makes it difficult to switch to Lestat. I will say there were portions of The Vampire Lestat that made me go "oh, okay, I get that now". But overall, meh. A part of me is simply determined to get through more of Rice's novels because I enjoyed Interview so much though. Time will tell. Right now Queen of the Damned is doing a brilliant job at putting me to sleep at night XD

 

My guess is Monte Cristo will be finished before the month is over. And TEOTW will probably be restarted before the month is over as well lol

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23 hours ago, Jardius said:

Hahaha, no, it's not. It's a drawing my wife did for me as a present. That's suppose to be me with my protector. She published it in her tumblr, but I don't think you saw it there.

It is based in the aesthetics from  the She-Ra, Princesses of Power new series.

Here you can see the complete image and the story behind:

https://illustraterg.tumblr.com/post/190116891288/hi-long-time-no-see-happy-new-year-ive-been

OMG i love it, she's very talented !

And indeed it was She-Ra I thought of first 😄 My daughters really love that show

 

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On 5/15/2020 at 10:17 PM, Jeannaisais said:

 

I haven't read Stormlight Archive yet, but Mistborn trilogy was great. Read that this past fall and just couldn't put it down!

 

I think you're probably spot on with my level of investment in Interview and subsequently Louis's character/POV, makes it difficult to switch to Lestat. I will say there were portions of The Vampire Lestat that made me go "oh, okay, I get that now". But overall, meh. A part of me is simply determined to get through more of Rice's novels because I enjoyed Interview so much though. Time will tell. Right now Queen of the Damned is doing a brilliant job at putting me to sleep at night XD

 

My guess is Monte Cristo will be finished before the month is over. And TEOTW will probably be restarted before the month is over as well lol

I haven't read the Mistborn Trilogy yet. I guess I started reading Sanderson at an odd place after reading Elantris. But I'll get to Mistborn eventually; I'm sure it's totally worth reading.

What other Rice's books have you read? I've read just a couple outside Queen of the Damned ones, but they didn't left a lasting impression.

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On 5/16/2020 at 5:13 PM, Hayl3y said:

OMG i love it, she's very talented !

And indeed it was She-Ra I thought of first 😄 My daughters really love that show

 

She thanks you 😃

That show is awesome. Maybe your daugthers would enjoy the show Dragon Prince if they like She-Ra n_n

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2 hours ago, Jardius said:

I haven't read the Mistborn Trilogy yet. I guess I started reading Sanderson at an odd place after reading Elantris. But I'll get to Mistborn eventually; I'm sure it's totally worth reading.

What other Rice's books have you read? I've read just a couple outside Queen of the Damned ones, but they didn't left a lasting impression.

I've only read Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, with the brief jaunt into Queen of the Damned. I was hopeful I would enjoy her novels beyond Interview so maybe I need to try some of the others? We shall see. I have so many texts on my bookshelves that I've never opened but always wanted to read though, especially some classics. Texts like Dracula, or Anna Karenina, or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are ones people expect me to have read already, but I haven't! 

 

Loved Mistborn! Although, I'm glad I chose not to read any of Sanderson's work until after I had finished Wheel of Time - I was worried I wouldn't like his writing style and that would have tainted my completion of the series. All I will say is that Sanderson completed Jordan's work beautifully.

 

Update on Monte Cristo - still enjoying this read though some of it is getting quite dense, as the 'classics' tend to do. But it's also getting to the meat of the plotline so, that's good. I think I'm pretty close to the halfway point already as well!

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7 hours ago, Jardius said:

She thanks you 😃

That show is awesome. Maybe your daugthers would enjoy the show Dragon Prince if they like She-Ra n_n

hahaha we watched it all 💙

 

It was an awesome surprise that show. The graphics are amazing, the characters so endearing (even the villains 🤭 ) and the story quite deep ! Usually we are much more into animes, but here it was just wow ! 

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Welcome to DJ, Jardius! Hope you're managing to find your way around?

 

I'm not a native English speaker either, though I grew up in a small town where roughly half the people were English speaking so grew up with the language. I'm from South Africa, and my home language is Afrikaans (derived mostly from Dutch & German).

Where are you from, if you don't mind me asking?

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On 5/19/2020 at 4:45 PM, Hayl3y said:

hahaha we watched it all 💙

 

It was an awesome surprise that show. The graphics are amazing, the characters so endearing (even the villains 🤭 ) and the story quite deep ! Usually we are much more into animes, but here it was just wow ! 

Nice!
 

It certaninly is a really good series. What animes have you been watching lately, if you dont't mind my asking?

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12 hours ago, Elgee said:

Welcome to DJ, Jardius! Hope you're managing to find your way around?

 

I'm not a native English speaker either, though I grew up in a small town where roughly half the people were English speaking so grew up with the language. I'm from South Africa, and my home language is Afrikaans (derived mostly from Dutch & German).

Where are you from, if you don't mind me asking?

Hi! Thanks. I think I'm managing, more or less ^^u Although I still have much to explore and learn.

I am from Spain and I just studied a little English in school and then on my own. I was lucky to be able to spend a month in Ireland before college and that helped a lot. But sometimes I notice my english is an incoherent mix between british and american english.

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On 5/19/2020 at 12:05 PM, Jeannaisais said:

I've only read Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat, with the brief jaunt into Queen of the Damned. I was hopeful I would enjoy her novels beyond Interview so maybe I need to try some of the others? We shall see. I have so many texts on my bookshelves that I've never opened but always wanted to read though, especially some classics. Texts like Dracula, or Anna Karenina, or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are ones people expect me to have read already, but I haven't! 

 

Loved Mistborn! Although, I'm glad I chose not to read any of Sanderson's work until after I had finished Wheel of Time - I was worried I wouldn't like his writing style and that would have tainted my completion of the series. All I will say is that Sanderson completed Jordan's work beautifully.

 

Update on Monte Cristo - still enjoying this read though some of it is getting quite dense, as the 'classics' tend to do. But it's also getting to the meat of the plotline so, that's good. I think I'm pretty close to the halfway point already as well!

I read Dracula and Dr. Jekyll an Mr. Hyde as a teenager, but not Anna Karenina. I enjoyed Dracula a lot but some of my friends in the reading club didn't. I guess it caught all my atention with its dark settings and characters. But maybe I wouldn't enjoy it so much now.

I finished WoT before reading anything form Sanderson, but I still recognised some of his style retroactively. I agree with you that he did an amazing job completing WoT.

 

I'm halfway through Dragon Reborn and I think I'll keep re reading WoT ultil the end, but you are inspiring me to take Montecristo sooner than later n_n

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2 hours ago, Jardius said:

Hi! Thanks. I think I'm managing, more or less ^^u Although I still have much to explore and learn.

I am from Spain and I just studied a little English in school and then on my own. I was lucky to be able to spend a month in Ireland before college and that helped a lot. But sometimes I notice my english is an incoherent mix between british and american english.

Tu ingles es much mejor que mi espanol (no quiero poner los acentos...). Pero, me encanta espana - estudie alli en 2011 en Granada. Fue a regresar este verano pero, mi hermana y yo tenemos que cancelar neustros viajes. Pero, escribiendo en un otro idioma es mas facil que hablando, yo pienso.

 

2 hours ago, Jardius said:

I read Dracula and Dr. Jekyll an Mr. Hyde as a teenager, but not Anna Karenina. I enjoyed Dracula a lot but some of my friends in the reading club didn't. I guess it caught all my atention with its dark settings and characters. But maybe I wouldn't enjoy it so much now.

I finished WoT before reading anything form Sanderson, but I still recognised some of his style retroactively. I agree with you that he did an amazing job completing WoT.

 

I'm halfway through Dragon Reborn and I think I'll keep re reading WoT ultil the end, but you are inspiring me to take Montecristo sooner than later n_n

 

And back to English for me lol I definitely want to check out Dracula, it's probably my next TBR classic. I started Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and forget why I put it down but I was only two or three pages in when I did. I've heard Anna Karenina is one that some people love, some people hate, and others love it and hate it lol

 

I'm officially past the halfway point of Monte Cristo and all the loose ends are kinda coming together but still lots of loose ends to go. And it's certainly still an acquired taste. In my head I'm beginning to think of Dumas's authorial voice as a male Jane Austen....lol I'm just glad to be reading things that I WANT to read again instead of things I'm told to read. So why do I do that to my students....hmmm gonna have to work on that for next year! 

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5 hours ago, Jeannaisais said:

Tu ingles es much mejor que mi espanol (no quiero poner los acentos...). Pero, me encanta espana - estudie alli en 2011 en Granada. Fue a regresar este verano pero, mi hermana y yo tenemos que cancelar neustros viajes. Pero, escribiendo en un otro idioma es mas facil que hablando, yo pienso.

 

 

And back to English for me lol I definitely want to check out Dracula, it's probably my next TBR classic. I started Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and forget why I put it down but I was only two or three pages in when I did. I've heard Anna Karenina is one that some people love, some people hate, and others love it and hate it lol

 

I'm officially past the halfway point of Monte Cristo and all the loose ends are kinda coming together but still lots of loose ends to go. And it's certainly still an acquired taste. In my head I'm beginning to think of Dumas's authorial voice as a male Jane Austen....lol I'm just glad to be reading things that I WANT to read again instead of things I'm told to read. So why do I do that to my students....hmmm gonna have to work on that for next year! 

Wow, nice spanish there! Hahaha. Yo estudié en Córdoba y he visitado Granada varias veces. It's a really nice and beautiful place to study and live n_n Where are you from if you don't mind me asking? I'm sorry your sister and you had to cancel your trip. A lot of people have had problems like that caused by covid-19 (I lost my part-time job and had to cancel several martial arts programs I was going to attend). I hope you can come to Spain in the future.

The same that happened to you with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, happened to me with Anna Karenina. I don't even remember why I stopped reading but I never pick it up again. I guess I'll try again someday.

I hope the close all the loose ends in the end. Sometimes it's nice when they don't but only if its done in a satisfactory way. I have a friend who is a huge fan of Jane Austen but I have not read anything from her. Shame on me, I guess. Waht are you making your students read currently?

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