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July 30th, 2009, 2:46 pm #41

lexilani wrote:Wonder what made them think of making the character more important in the show than it is in the book. Kinda curious of the process of when they sit down with a book or series of books and read them...how they decide what's best to change or even leave out.
Well, I've read in interviews that one problem Ball had with the books is that they are all told in the first person, from Sookie's point of view. It's why some readers (not a majority, however) are disappointed in the series True Blood: the character of Sookie does NOT drive everything in the show; in the books the reader gets a much fuller, richer understanding of her character, her ideas, her concerns, etc.

Since the books are 1st person, Ball figured he needed someone close to Sookie with whom she could confide, talk things over, share her mind - that became Tara. However, in the shows S2, she and Sookie are very very rarely even together in scenes.
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June 21st, 2010, 11:58 am #42

Wasn't sure if I should revive this thread or start another, but I just finished The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I don't like sci-fi, but I LOVED this book. It's not so much sci-fi as it is a romance with a twist.
wrote:It's been years since parasitic aliens calling themselves "Souls" have invaded Earth and taken over. Once a "Soul" is placed in a human host, the alien takes over and suppresses the human's mind. But when Wanderer awakes in her new body, she finds that her human host isn't so easily overcome. Melanie, her younger brother, and the man that she loves have been in hiding; and she'll do anything to get back to them, even resist the alien parasite that has taken over her body.
http://www.amazon.com/Host-Novel-Stephe ... 385&sr=8-1
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June 21st, 2010, 1:19 pm #43

Lexilou I read 1/2 the book and put it down and just picked it back up. Not sure why I never finished it the first time but it's great.

I've been reading a lot since I got my Kindle. I really need to put together a list one of these days of what I like and what wasn't worth it. ;)
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June 21st, 2010, 1:22 pm #44

How on earth could you stop 1/2 way through?! :blink: I nearly pulled an all-nighter cause I couldn't stop reading!

Can you borrow books for the Kindle? Like from the library? I don't want to spend a lot of money on buying books that I'll only read once.
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June 21st, 2010, 3:13 pm #45

lexilou wrote:How on earth could you stop 1/2 way through?! :blink: I nearly pulled an all-nighter cause I couldn't stop reading!

Can you borrow books for the Kindle? Like from the library? I don't want to spend a lot of money on buying books that I'll only read once.
I stopped reading it the first time because I was really busy and it was a book so I had to wear my glasses. With the Kindle I can make the font super-size so I don't need glasses and it's more enjoyable for me to read.

As of now you can't borrow books from Kindle unless it's someone who is on the same Amazon account that you have. Example: I got hubby a Kindle and he can read/have all the books I purchase for free and visa-versa. :) The great thing about the Kindle is they offer a LOT of free books. There are tons of authors that want you to try their books and will have them for free. There are also a thousands of classics that are free.

Here is a list of some of the classics ~

# Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (522)
# The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (371)
# The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (344)
# Ulysses by James Joyce (307)
# Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (291)
# The Merchants of Venus by A. H. Phelps (253)
# Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (240)
# The Handbook of Conundrums by Edith B. Ordway (237)
# The Cosmic Deflector by Stanton A. Coblentz (217)
# Thy Name Is Woman by Bryce Walton (210)
# Mask of Death by Paul Ernst (209)
# The Huddlers by William Campbell Gault (206)
# You Too Can Be A Millionaire by Noel Miller Loomis (202)
# Phantom of the Forest by Lee Francis (201)
# Home is Where You Left It by Stephen Marlowe (198)
# Rats in the Belfry by John York Cabot (195)
# The Mafulu by Robert Wood Williamson (182)
# Cue for Quiet by Thomas L. Sherred (182)
# Lineage, Life and Labors of José Rizal, Philippine Patriot by Austin Craig (179)
# The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père (179)
# Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (167)
# The Victor by Bryce Walton (166)
# Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont (165)
# Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period by P. L. Jacob (163)
# The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (161)
# The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed (161)
# The Art of War by Sunzi 6th cent. B.C. (157)
# Dracula by Bram Stoker (157)
# Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases by Peter Mark Roget (150)
# Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens (148)
# The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (137)
# Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (136)
# Illustrated History of Furniture by Frederick Litchfield (135)
# Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (134)
# Moby Dick, or, the whale by Herman Melville (133)
# On the Trail by Adelia B. Beard and Lina Beard (128)
# Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (127)
# The Bible, Old and New Testaments, King James Version (125)
# Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (124)
# The Tinguian by Fay-Cooper Cole (123)
# Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts (122)
# Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 01 by Elbert Hubbard (121)
# A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (120)
# War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (118)
# Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (118)
# The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (117)
# The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (116)
# The Iliad by Homer (112)
# Emma by Jane Austen (111)
# The Philippine Islands by John Foreman (111)
# Everyday Foods in War Time by Mary Swartz Rose (109)
# Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (105)
# Cuba in War Time by Richard Harding Davis (104)
# Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (103)
# Second Variety by Philip K. Dick (103)
# Villa Eden: by Berthold Auerbach (102)
# Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (102)
# Woman as Decoration by Emily Burbank (102)
# Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (102)
# Doctrina Christiana by Anonymous (102)
# Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats (100)
# The Art of War by Sunzi 6th cent. B.C. (99)
# Electricity for the farm by Frederick Irving Anderson (99)
# A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (96)
# The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (95)
# The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (95)
# History of the United States by Charles A. Beard and Mary Ritter Beard (95)
# Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (94)
# Young Wallingford by George Randolph Chester (94)
# Our Day by William Ambrose Spicer (94)
# Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (94)
# Myths of the Norsemen by H. A. Guerber (93)
# Ideas of Good and Evil by W. B. Yeats (93)
# The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV) by R. V. Russell (93)
# Max und Moritz by Wilhelm Busch (90)
# The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (90)
# The Marvelous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum (89)
# The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (88)
# Death Makes A Mistake by P.F. Costello (88)
# The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (88)
# Walden by Henry David Thoreau (87)
# Quer Durch Borneo by Anton Willem Nieuwenhuis (86)
# Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (86)
# The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3 by Various (85)
# The Children of Odin by Padraic Colum (85)
# Knots, Splices and Rope Work by A. Hyatt Verrill (85)
# The Child's Day by Woods Hutchinson (85)
# Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings by Joel Chandler Harris (85)
# The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas père (85)
# The Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (84)
# All About Coffee by William H. Ukers (84)
# Outdoor Sports and Games by Claude H. Miller (82)
# In the Whirl of the Rising by Bertram Mitford (82)
# Women of America by John Rouse Larus (80)
# Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales by Robert L. Taylor (80)
# Great Britain and Her Queen by Annie E. Keeling (78)
# Trilbyana by Jeannette Leonard Gilder and Joseph Benson Gilder (78)
# The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English by Ray Vaughn Pierce (78)
# Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany by Douglas Houghton Campbell (76)
# The White Shield by Bertram Mitford (74)

The cost for buying a book on the Kindle is usually cheap. I think the most expensive book I got was $9 with most of them being free to date. :D
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June 22nd, 2010, 12:07 pm #46

List of free books for Kindle and other eBooks~ Amazon ~ Free book links

Also Amazon just lowered the price for the Kindle 2 to $189.00. ;)
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June 22nd, 2010, 1:59 pm #47

I know I'm a Luddite but I just can't imagine reading a Kindle rather than a bound book. It almost seems demonic and unholy to me. :P

Currently reading this:
Nomad, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali - Hirsi Ali follows up her highly acclaimed book Infidel (2007), which described her transition from obedient Muslim woman to international feminist, with a closer look at her nomadic journey...

and this for silly pleasure:
Kiss of Death - Morganville Vampires Book 8
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June 22nd, 2010, 4:36 pm #48

KMInfinity wrote:I know I'm a Luddite but I just can't imagine reading a Kindle rather than a bound book. It almost seems demonic and unholy to me. :P
LOL that's me ... demonic and unholy. :firemad:
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June 22nd, 2010, 5:46 pm #49

Finally caved and read The Girl with The Dragon Tatoo and am now in The Girl Who Played with Fire. Also: The Happiness Project and Winter's Bone. Usually have 3 books going at a time.
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June 22nd, 2010, 11:43 pm #50

How did you like Winter's bone?
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