Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mark Reads ‘The Princess Bride’: Three

In the third chapter of The Princess Bride, Prince Humperdinck decides who to marry to give his father an heir to the throne after himself. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Princess Bride.

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Mark Reads ‘The Princess Bride’: Two

In the second chapter of The Princess Bride, Prince Humperdinck is ridiculous. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Princess Bride.

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Mark Reads ‘The Princess Bride’: One

In the first chapter of The Princess Bride, we are introduced to both Buttercup and the wonderfully strange writing style of S. Morgenstern. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Princess Bride.

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Mark Reads ‘The Princes Bride’: The Real Introduction

In the (sort of) introduction of The Princess Bride, William Goldman discuss the affect that S. Morgenstern’s “classic tale of true love and high adventure” had on his life, and why he just had to abridge the story for us. … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Princess Bride’: Introductions and THE RULES

SHIT YEAH IT’S THE PRINCESS BRIDE.

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Mark Reads ‘The Lord of the Rings’: Prologue

In the prologue of The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien sets up the entire book, and there’s a lot of really adorable shit in here. I swear. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Lord of the Rings. … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Appendices: Part II

It seems there’s quite a bit of this book left, so I’m hoping that I can squeeze another post out of these appendices. It’s more apparent to me now that Tolkien had imagined a world so large that massive parts … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Appendices: Part I

This is, honestly, not something that I do once I finish a series. I generally just move on to the next series or one-off within a few days, but The Lord of the Rings is a unique book. A whole lot … Continue reading

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Mark Demands All ‘Lord of the Rings’ Stuff He Has Missed

I never properly got a day after finishing Harry Potter to have people send me fandom-created brilliance so I could see what I missed out on. I don’t want to diminish what I’ve read before for Mark Reads, but finish The Lord … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Return of the King’: Book 2, Chapter 9

In the ninth and final chapter of The Return of the King, the hobbits settle down in the Shire after a long and chaotic journey, but the sadness is far from over. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to finish … Continue reading

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