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About Rincewind

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    In whatever world my latest book is set in
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    Books lol :) oh and I am now on good reads and have started a group too! You can find the link in my profile.
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    Hopefully a good book :)
  1. Just started a book blog - http://importancebooks.blogspot.com have a look see what you think!

  2. I have to say this book had me on the edge of my seat from page one until the last word. It really was something, it has certainly revived my hope in modern fantasy.
  3. The summary for The Emperors Blades the first book in the series from goodreads, "The circle is closing. The stakes are high. And old truths will live again . . . The Emperor has been murdered, leaving the Annurian Empire in turmoil. Now his progeny must bury their grief and prepare to unmask a conspiracy. His son Valyn, training for the empire’s deadliest fighting force, hears the news an ocean away. He expected a challenge, but after several ‘accidents’ and a dying soldier’s warning, he realizes his life is also in danger. Yet before Valyn can take action, he must survive the me
  4. That part was quiet cool. Hope I have tempted you into reading them :-) ! And it id nice to be back
  5. Hi again, haven't been online for months (been busy working) but I back anf thought I would say 'Hi' again...:-)
  6. I read the first book (The Emperor's Blades) a few months ago and I just could not put it down, I have to know what happened next and I was so disappointed when I realized that I would need to wait to read the next one, now while roming goodreads I see that the next one in the series, The Providence of Fire has been published and I am off to see if I can get my hands on a copy. Has anyone else read the first one? Wasn't it great?
  7. If you have a colour screened reader or tablet then they do show the books cover as al ebooks come with a cover, even some B&W readers will still show a cover, what kindle and most readers do is open a book at the first age of text rather than the cover. If you page back you should be able to see the cover. :-)
  8. Hi everyone, been away working and did not have a lot of time to come on line but here I am! And he is my opinion on swearing in books. The over (please note OVER) use of swearing in books is, in my opinion, a sign of a week writer who does not have a sufficient vocabulary to fully express their intended story without resorting to vile language. Admittedly I have read a few fantasy book where the characters have used made up swearwords now and again and it has been fine. But then they were made up by the author and little used so... I do not condone the use of swear words in books (
  9. If I am enjoying a book I have to admit to being happy to read it in two days. Anyway if I want to I cant just turn back to the first page and reread it!
  10. Yes, something can be a best seller but still not be that good a book, this makes talking about books and what is good a bit hard at times... I think that this is were things get a bit sticky as a personal opinion, likes, dislikes aren't and never will have anything to do with how good a book is. I mean I have a few series that I love and that I read again and again, but I will freely admit that they aren't good books and while good doesn't mean not enjoyable or fun to read there is a difference between good and enjoyable and just enjoyable. A book needs certain things in order
  11. I think this is a glass half full vs. half empty situation. You misunderstand me, I am not saying let's all just read one book, as there are many many genres and sub genres, some of which not every one will like. Sothere are plenty of books to go around and everyone who reads them will get something different out of them, anyway I am so not a conformist. Tell me what to do and I'll do the opposite . But this does not mean that what we read cant be GOOD. Good and different are to different things and by saying good I am not saying X person cant like Y type of books. I'm just asking why Y
  12. Well a few years ago a study showed that a quarter of children leaving primary school couldn't spell or add and it doesn't get better the older they get either as I believe one in five leave school still unable to read or write... This doesn't leave a great hope for those that do, to do it well and out of these come the authors of today. Ai! One I don't agree that all is wonderful no matter what children are reading as if parents don't show/teach there kids to know the difference between good writing and bad then that effects what they read and I'm afraid to say that reading is like
  13. I totally understand your frustration, last years sometime I saw a Chinese cookbook for sale in the second hand book store and thought 'YAY Chinese food!' As I LOVE Chinese and found that not only was it filled with boring dishes that had been westernized but that the ingredients had been changed out with things you can get here...
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