layne67: (got arrow)
Just finished Book Three Part 2 - A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold - of the ASoIaF series and I'm still reeling from the twists and turns and shocking turn-of-events. Though I have to say that Part 1 was a bit slow, but Part 2 more than made up to it, it's fast-paced and thrilling with its punch-to-the-gut revealations at each chapter.

Spoilers )

And also, I'm so happy that the scissors are gone \o/
layne67: (GoT blue)
I raced through the last third of Games of Throne book 2.

Spoilers )

And a rec - Dragonheat by [livejournal.com profile] tweedle, a LoTR/GoT crossover, Jon Snow meets an elf and a hobbit. A wonderful read indeed. And now I have a hankering for Lord Jon Snow and his fellow rangers of the north meeting the other rangers of the north, the Middle Earth kind. [livejournal.com profile] claudia603? :D
layne67: (GoT Arya)
I've just been spoiled by something from Book 3 *weeps*

I'm wrecked but oh well, it's totally my fault for not paying attention to the author's warning. Yep, I'm reading the fanfics now because, a quarter of the way through Book 2 and Jon and Robb still haven't been reunited yet. Haha, so I'm totally slashing those two though in my defense I'm very much into the theory that Jon is actually a Targaryen so no incest there, half or otherwise. More like kissing cousins maybe ( and that is NOT a spoiler, don't worry ) but heh, who am I kidding ♥Jon/Robb♥

Are there any Jon/Robb fanfics must-read out there? I've gone through a few at AO3 but since none of the authors looked familiar to me, it's a bit tedious going through them one by one. I'd love to read one where Robb is the Alexander to Jon's Hephaestion. Eeeee King of the North and his Lord Snow *dies*

I don't mind a Jon/Daenerys either. Lol they haven't even met yet and I'm already pairing those two. Maybe it's because I love Jon Snow very much that the thought of him being the dragon princess's ( queen ) consort give me so much glee. Though how on earth they're going to hook up I have no idea. They do have a Mormont in common though ...

ION, I do hope that what I read about Kit Harrington ( that's my beloved Jon if you don't know it already ) being in the movie Arthur and Lancelot is true. Kit is Arthur and it's said that Gary Oldman will be Merlin. I don't know the actor who'll be playing Lancelot ( Joel Kinnaman ) but omg, Jon Snow Kit Harrington as Arthur!!!!!

And speaking of Arthur, I like the twist that they gave to the Arthur-Lancelot-Guinevere in the last episode of Merlin. I've been wondering how they were going to do that.
layne67: (dean reads 2)
Just finished re-reading The Hobbit and I was reminded all over again on why I loved that book ( and Bilbo! ) when I first read it all those years ago. And it's nice to get re-acquainted with Bard and Beorn and Smaug and all the rest.

I googled up the cast of the movie just now and wow, the dwarves!! Totally approved of Luke Evans as Bard and I'm over the hill and under the hill and all over the hill with Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug. I was initially disappointed when I found out that we'd only get to hear his voice in the movie but Smaug has Benedict written all over him and he'd be totally wrong as Beorn, and I bet Smaug's interaction with Bilbo will have all the Sherlock/Watson shippers squeeing in delight!

Btw, is it confirmed that Evangeline Lily will be playing an elf? She'd made a pretty elf maiden with her freckles and her long, curly tresses. And is Stephen Fry really going to play the Master of The Lake???

Next book : The Landscape of Love by Sally Beauman. I first knew of her when I read her sequel to Daphne du Maurier's classic 'Rebecca', Rebecca's Tale. I don't usually read sequels when they're written by different authors as I found them usually less satisfying than the ones written by the original authors, but Beauman more than delivered with her equally haunting 'Rebecca's Tale. Still didn't get to find out the name of the second Mrs de Winter though but I'm glad that she had remained nameless. She probably wouldn't be as mysterious if we knew her name!
layne67: (Default)
I bought 'The Children of Hurin' just now. I'm feeling a tad guilty about buying it because I have 'The Silmarillion' and 'Sauron Defeated' gathering dust on my bookshelves, oh, for the past 2 years or so. 'Sauron Defeated' - I've read halfway. As for 'The Silmarillion', after several attempts, I couldn't get past chapter 3. Or was it page 3.

First para, chapter one of 'The Children of Hurin' :

The Childhood of Túrin

Hador Goldenhead was a lord of the Edain and well-beloved by the Eldar. He dwelt while his days lasted under the lordship of Fingolfin, who gave to him wide lands in that region of Hithlum which was called Dor-lómin. His daughter Glóredhel wedded Haldir son of Halmir, lord of the Men of Brethil; and at the same feast his son Galdor the Tall wedded Hareth, the daughter of Halmir.


Okay, not bad. I think I can read this :)

Has anyone else read this book?
layne67: (Default)
I'm halfway through 'Everything Is Illuminated', and I've got to say that I'm enjoying this book very very much. Gosh I'm so glad that they made a movie out of it with Elijah in the starring role because otherwise I would have missed out on this extremely enjoyable and brilliant book. It got me laughing at almost every single line one moment ( the way James Herriot and Ben Elton did with their books ) and the next I'd be as serious as can be, sad even. I mean, who wouldn't, with Yankel and Brod *sniffs*

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