Am i the only one that reads the in-game books?

#1Walter268Posted 7/22/2011 10:28:50 PM(edited)
I think a lot of them are pretty awesome, and many of them are funny. A while back in a replaying of Morrowind, I spent some time reading all the chapters of A Dance in the Fire, and I didn't regret doing so at all.

Then there's shorter reads, but humorous all the same, like Hallgerd's Tale.

Does anybody else do more than just opening these books for the skill increase? If you do, do you have a favorite book?

Also Palla volumes 1 & 2 is where it's at.



EDIT:

Here is a list of all the in game books :

Morrowind :http://www.imperial-library.info/content/elder-scrolls-iii-morrowind

Oblivion: http://www.imperial-library.info/content/elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion

Daggerfall: http://www.imperial-library.info/content/elder-scrolls-ii-daggerfall-books
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#2DoctorScrapsPosted 7/22/2011 10:23:40 PM
I enjoyed a good read, though the more serious history books or theology texts tended to bore me.
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#3UsurpationblitzPosted 7/22/2011 10:23:48 PM
No. I've read every book in Oblivion, and I'm now collecting some missing books on Morrowind to read those as well.
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#4UsurpationblitzPosted 7/22/2011 10:25:26 PM
Oh favorite book? I can't remember the name of it, but the one where the guy is talking about how people are trying to poison him. To keep from being poisoned, he feeds the food to the rats, then eats the rats to make the poison weaker. . and to gain the rat's memories.
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#5ZwiegPosted 7/22/2011 10:25:56 PM
Since I roleplay semi hardcore.... My warrior never reads except n cases of extreme boredom my thieves read relevent books my mages read alot but keep all arcane books in his house.

My fav books are ones that talk about Magic, as i love the idea of an intelligent arcane exsistence
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#6AlkVelronPosted 7/22/2011 10:28:18 PM
Heck no! I'll walk into random libraries and sit down to read some of the books. The lore, the stories... it's so amazing. I'll read up on the history of the empire, or read tales of vampire hunters scouring dungeons.

Barenziah instantly came to mind though. I really loved the series, well both of them, whichever is true, assuming either is. Poor Straw...
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#7ZwiegPosted 7/22/2011 10:28:35 PM
make that her since the only male characters i ever make is ingame versions of my self and theyre usually either a warrior theif or a hybrid of the two.
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#8January17thPosted 7/23/2011 1:56:59 AM
Walter268 posted...
Am i the only one that reads the in-game books?

Most certainly not! For me the books of Elder Scrolls are great to collect and read for entertainment. There's something interesting in reading lore of the world from books INSIDE the game, as opposed to lenghty articles in an in-game encyclopaedia. An then there's of course the fictional books of the fictional world, for example The Lusty Argonian Maid (just had to mention that!), though it is debated whether that book is purely fiction...

Ah, one of my favorites: "Sixteen Accords of Madness"! Read it!: http://www.imperial-library.info/content/oblivion-sixteen-accords-madness
The books about the daedra are simply fascinating.

The "Vol. VI: Hircine's Tale" is of particular interest, as it's <u>set in Skyrim</u>. In the story, it is mentioned thus:
"Livid, but beaten, Hircine burned the ragged corpse and withdrew to his realm, swearing in forgotten tongues. His curses still hang in those peaks, and no wayfarer tarries for fear of his wrathful aspect in those obscured heights."
It would be VERY interesting if this particular story was true, and was implemented into Skyrim somehow. The story also features a most abominable "were-beast", so that would tie in nicely, if werewolves is featured in Skyrim...
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#9neverlesswonderPosted 7/23/2011 8:23:44 AM
No mention of the Wolf Queen series yet? It's one of my favorites. Also: Boethiah's Pillow Book is underrated. Fall of the Snow Prince and The Locked Room are more good ones.
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#10rad_ad88Posted 7/23/2011 8:33:38 AM
i read alot of books to don't remember the specifics been a while since I played but i loved dwelving deeper into the lore