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@50yearslate 

Yes, I will read Eleanor and Park and Carry On as soon as I can... mainly I've been reading Phantom of the Opera and Be More Chill (both have musicals based off of them) and I have a whole bunch of old classics sitting on my bookshelf. Studying classic works is my main priority right now, so I can pick up some influence, but I REALLY WANNA READ THOSE TWO!

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Oh right this would be a better thread to discuss this in, wouldn't it... 

Yeah they're both really good! I've been getting back into Rainbow Rowell lately so I got overly excited when I saw your post. I have a bunch of new books I got for Hanukkah and Christmas that I need to get around to reading, but I'm too busy rereading Rainbow Rowell and exploring the Beatles Gear Book at the moment. 

I wish I had the patience for classics, but I'm in a huge contemporary phase. (That said, I do enjoy Grimm's Fairy Tales. Even if they're morbid and dark. I had an idea for a sort of modern rewrite of them a couple months ago, but I gave up on it.)

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50yearslate said
Oh right this would be a better thread to discuss this in, wouldn't it... 

Yeah they're both really good! I've been getting back into Rainbow Rowell lately so I got overly excited when I saw your post. I have a bunch of new books I got for Hanukkah and Christmas that I need to get around to reading, but I'm too busy rereading Rainbow Rowell and exploring the Beatles Gear Book at the moment. 

Yeah, right now I'm wasting my time on broadway novels, I'm even neglecting POTO... 

I wish I had the patience for classics, but I'm in a huge contemporary phase.

Lol, I love classics because they're all consistenly wonderful and the sentences are just so beautiful. I hardly ever read newer stuff... 

 

(That said, I do enjoy Grimm's Fairy Tales. Even if they're morbid and dark. I had an idea for a sort of modern rewrite of them a couple months ago, but I gave up on it.)

  

Can I steal this by writing comedy parodies of some? That would be so fun!

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50yearslate said

Oh right this would be a better thread to discuss this in, wouldn't it... 

Yeah they're both really good! I've been getting back into Rainbow Rowell lately so I got overly excited when I saw your post. I have a bunch of new books I got for Hanukkah and Christmas that I need to get around to reading, but I'm too busy rereading Rainbow Rowell and exploring the Beatles Gear Book at the moment. 

Yeah, right now I'm wasting my time on broadway novels, I'm even neglecting POTO... 

POTO? I feel like I should know what that means but I don't...

I wish I had the patience for classics, but I'm in a huge contemporary phase.

Lol, I love classics because they're all consistenly wonderful and the sentences are just so beautiful. I hardly ever read newer stuff... 

You have a fair point about the sentences but as for consistently wonderful... some are meh. I can't stand Steinbeck. 

 

(That said, I do enjoy Grimm's Fairy Tales. Even if they're morbid and dark. I had an idea for a sort of modern rewrite of them a couple months ago, but I gave up on it.)

  

Can I steal this by writing comedy parodies of some? That would be so fun!

  

By all means, go ahead! I should really give it another try... I haven't been writing much lately, it's sad :/

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POTO? I feel like I should know what that means but I don't...

Abbreviation for the original novel for Phantom of the Opera, I mentioned it earlier and i'm too lazy to type the whole thing. whoop!a-hard-days-night-george-9

You have a fair point about the sentences but as for consistently wonderful... some are meh. I can't stand Steinbeck. 

You have a good point... i guess i just meant the ones I've read and studied are far more consistently wonderful than the newer stuff I've seen.

By all means, go ahead! I should really give it another try... I haven't been writing much lately, it's sad :/

Thanks! If I get anywhere I'll be sure to PM you. ahdn_ringo_09

Oh, no! I hope you're inspired soon, I had really bad writers block for months and now I've written the first few chapters of a new book, so it comes and goes. (like Ruby Tuesday ahdn_john_08_gif)
  

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50yearslate said 

POTO? I feel like I should know what that means but I don't...

Abbreviation for the original novel for Phantom of the Opera, I mentioned it earlier and i'm too lazy to type the whole thing. whoop!a-hard-days-night-george-9

oh sorry I should have realized. Silly me! 

You have a fair point about the sentences but as for consistently wonderful... some are meh. I can't stand Steinbeck. 

You have a good point... i guess i just meant the ones I've read and studied are far more consistently wonderful than the newer stuff I've seen.

You just gotta read the right authors. Rainbow Rowell is contemporary, ya know...

I still can't believe you haven't read Harry Potter a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

By all means, go ahead! I should really give it another try... I haven't been writing much lately, it's sad :/

Thanks! If I get anywhere I'll be sure to PM you. ahdn_ringo_09

Looking forward to it!

Oh, no! I hope you're inspired soon, I had really bad writers block for months and now I've written the first few chapters of a new book, so it comes and goes. (like Ruby Tuesday ahdn_john_08_gif)

 

I've had writers block since late September, it's very annoying. But thanks for the support! ahdn_ringo_09

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50yearslate said 

 

You just gotta read the right authors. Rainbow Rowell is contemporary, ya know...

 

I still can't believe you haven't read Harry Potter a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Yes, there are a few contemporary authors I really love. john-lennon-salute_gif

I'm going to start the Percy Jackson series soon (ah, peer pressure brian-epstein) but i might check out harry potter later!

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^Haha, I still haven't read Percy Jackson. I like seeing the looks on people's faces when I tell them I haven't read it a-hard-days-night-john-6 Very familiar with peer pressure though a-hard-days-night-george-10

I don't mean to pressure you, but the thing about Harry Potter is that not only is it an amazing story, it's also amazing writing. I've learned so much from J.K. Rowling, she's my idol (besides George of courseahdn_george_06). There are these little details in the first books that you hardly notice, and then in the last books they lead into these big amazing storylines and everything fits perfectly. It's awe-inspiring. I'm absolutely in love with it. But take your time, the books will still be there when you finish Percy Jackson a-hard-days-night-george-9

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8WOW that actually sounds like a style I would really love, little pieces coming together in one my favourite things in writing. 

Ha, I love peer pressure when it comes to these things, they get me to try new stuff, not just stick to my dusty old books/records.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8WOW that actually sounds like a style I would really love, little pieces coming together in one my favourite things in writing. 

I know right?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I love it too, so much a-hard-days-night-george-9

Ha, I love peer pressure when it comes to these things, they get me to try new stuff, not just stick to my dusty old books/records.

  

Me too, bookwise. Music-wise... I don't listen to anyone outside the forum 🙂

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I know right?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I love it too, so much a-hard-days-night-george-9

Have you read Catch-22 by Joseph Heller? It has this but like, extreme. 

Me too, bookwise. Music-wise... I don't listen to anyone outside the forum 🙂

  

I usually stay inside classic rock as a rule, but my friends got me in love with broadway soundtracks... 

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I know right?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I love it too, so much a-hard-days-night-george-9

Have you read Catch-22 by Joseph Heller? It has this but like, extreme. 

^SOLD. I haven't read it yet but three separate people have recommended it to me. I'll definitely check it out!

Me too, bookwise. Music-wise... I don't listen to anyone outside the forum 🙂

  

I usually stay inside classic rock as a rule, but my friends got me in love with broadway soundtracks... 

  

I usually stay inside Beatles as a rule, and... that's pretty much it. But you and Beatlebug got me to willingly listen to a Pink Floyd song so that's progress! You guys deserve a medal a-hard-days-night-george-9

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I am now reading Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses by Stephen Davis. 

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Nice, what'd you think? I thought it was depressing as heck. Some of the writing was really beautiful though. a-hard-days-night-john-6

Indeed, it was very sad altogether, and I don't think that watching the 2013 film adaptation afterwards helped that fact. What a terrible, terrible story. I liked it.

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Yeah, I was extremely grateful for the Nadsat glossary at the end of the novel when I read that in high school...also for knowing the basic story already.

Also, praise for Catch-22 thirded, fourthed, etc!

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I'm rereading the Little House on the Prairie books, because I'm in need of exposure to good descriptive writing and I can't stand Steinbeck a-hard-days-night-paul-8mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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I'm rereading the Little House on the Prairie books, because I'm in need of exposure to good descriptive writing and I can't stand Steinbeck a-hard-days-night-paul-8mccartney-shrug_01_gif

Ah, but have you seen the TV adaptation?

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I've seen an episode or two, but it was a long, long time ago. Why do you ask?

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I want to know your thoughts on it. I thought it was very dry and not the most entertaining TV show ever.

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