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by Lenore Spiaggi
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: What Book Are You Reading?
Replies: 202
Views: 11114

My sweetie talked me into starting on David Eddings' Belgariad. I'm about 1/4 into the third book now, and I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Worst Book Ever
Replies: 109
Views: 5530

I regret reviving this thread, but I have just stumbled upon the direst book I've ever had the misfortune of reading: Wizard for Hire by Hillyer Ives. A little 200-page thing, but painful to read. The writer can't seem to decide if he's writing for young adults or, well, adult adults, and he could n...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Where Do You Live?
Replies: 894
Views: 36622

Greece. Not too far from HQ, eh?
by Lenore Spiaggi
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Your *real* Character
Replies: 843
Views: 38155

Name: Maria
Age: 30something
B-Day date: May 9
Personality: Quiet but curious
Where you live: Greece
Male/Female: Female
Pet/s: None
Fave book: Soul Music
movie: LotR
TV show: X-Files
toon: Daria
class: Languages
colour: Black, red, silver
place to be: Home
thing to do: Spend time with my sweetheart
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: What Are You Listening To...?
Replies: 154
Views: 9202

At the moment? There's Bachman Turner Overdrive's "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" playing on my LaunchCast station. Yay!
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Recommend To A Friend
Replies: 118
Views: 8723

Hmmm... be warned, my recommendations will appeal only to the hard-rock-minded. Progressive metal, epic metal, symphonic metal, that's me! Blind Guardian - Germans influenced by Tolkien. They have an excellent album on the Silmarillion, among others. Nightwish - Finns, spearpointed by a classical so...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Favorite Songs
Replies: 336
Views: 15221

Oh, such a list would have hundreds of titles. Let's say the favourites of what's been playing on my Discman recently, OK? That would be Blind Guardian's "Precious Jerusalem", "And Then There Was Silence", "Bright Eyes" and "Theatre Of Tragedy", and Nightwish's "Planet Hell", "Moondance", "Ghost Lov...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Favorite Type Of Music
Replies: 198
Views: 10759

I listen to a lot of different things; I tend to go about disliking particular artists rather than whole musical genres. I'm a rock/heavy metal girl first, but I enjoy Celtic and classical music just as much. I think the one thing that some musical act has to have for me to like it is a gorgeous voi...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Which Disney Animated Film Is The Best?
Replies: 183
Views: 11243

In animation technique and artistry, I prefer Pocahontas. The colouring was amazing! In terms of story and generally of how we judge non-animated movies, I think the Lion King is best.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Who Is Your Fav. Star Wars Character?
Replies: 64
Views: 3190

Yoda. 'Nuff said, it is.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Movie Genre?
Replies: 58
Views: 3804

My primary concern is for a movie to be a good movie. I've seen good and bad stuff in just about every genre. And a few fall into the "so bad it's good" category. Some are more to my taste (horror, adventure, fantasy) than others (comedy, romance), that's all.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Movie Talk
Topic: Old Time Favourites
Replies: 72
Views: 3032

Being older than the vast majority of people here, I remember a lot of films that for others might sound positively ancient. But instead of rattling off a list, I only want to point out a little gem that you might ignore: the 1993 version of The Three Musketeers . It has next to nothing to do with t...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Talk
Topic: Who Do You Like Most In The Harry Potter Movies?
Replies: 159
Views: 10007

Hermione is a bit too close for comfort /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" /> Dumbledore is the teacher I've always wanted to have, and Snape would be the teacher I liked despite everything! Now, am I the only one who really, really wanted to see Ian Mc...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: What Character Is Most Like You?
Replies: 63
Views: 2993

Oh dear... How to choose from such an army of characters?

I'd say Galadriel, if that didn't border on the sacrilegious... So I'd go for Caillean in MZB's Avalon tetralogy.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Replies: 25
Views: 978

Terry Pratchett rocks. I got Soul Music when it first came out and I remember it took me years to figure out all the inside jokes in it. No matter how fast he churns 'em out, I'm always up for more.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Who Wants To Be An Author?
Replies: 56
Views: 1821

I've been fiddling with a story that doesn't want to be written yet since '91 or '92. Until it deigns to take form, I keep myself busy with different writings: I've done a lot of translating, and an original short story so far. I don't know if I'll ever make a living out of my writing, but I can't N...
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: What Other Books Do You Read?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

My favourite writers include Tolkien, MZB, Terry Pratchett and, more recently, Barbara Wood.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Dan Brown
Replies: 59
Views: 2459

I read The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons during the summer. And then I read some guides about them. I will agree they are both great page-turners, but hardly great literature. The characters are quite flat and the historical research plain flawed in places (much more so in the Code).
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: The Vampire Chronicles
Replies: 21
Views: 884

I've only read Interview and was deeply disappointed. I had seen the film (brilliant or what?) before, and the book was definitely prosaic and dragging in comparison. I know I might change my mind if I read more of the story, but I just can't bring myself to dedicate the time.
by Lenore Spiaggi
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Ever Heard Of..dean Koontz
Replies: 6
Views: 632

I've read Lightning and Phantoms. Lightning was a great action story - I wonder why it's not a major blockbuster yet. Phantoms is perhaps the most visceral horror story I've ever read.

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