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What is your favorite Skyrim (in-game) book?

Discussion in 'General Skyrim Discussion' started by Raijin, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. T. Rakinson

    T. Rakinson A Brute among Beasts

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    I got a good laugh out of "tales of Sheogorath", but my favourite book would have to be "Bone" (DB, 2 parts). Chilling, & after reading that on one dark night, I avoided Bonemould armour for weeks.
    Other good books/series that were enjoyable to read:

    Cabin in the woods
    Poison song
    The Oblivion Crisis
    The Wolf Queen
     
  2. Zoblazo

    Zoblazo Ur nan`s h0usecarl

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    The Biography of Barenziah collection and The Real Barenziah collection :D
     
  3. drem yol lok

    drem yol lok Member

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    I know there simple but I always enjoyed the adventure book and the book about killing trolls.
    But my favorite reads are the journals you find on your journey.
     
  4. Harkin

    Harkin Necromatic Mastermind

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!, this topic just sprang to mind this really odd book I found on a dungeon dive run, it was called "The Lusty Argonian Maid" honestly.... the female maid's character name was called "Lifts-Up-Her-Tail".
    Upon finding this I was very surprised that there was even stuff like this in the game to come across, I opened it anyway being nosey and all, and it was actually a humerous read despite its, quite obvious, sexism.

    Theres a link to the book (I found it on the wikia) If anyone dares read the adult novel of lizardom.

    Google "The Lusty Argonian Maid" or search the wikia

    Can't believe they even put it in the game!
     
  5. Argonian Skyrim

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    Maid argonian is my favorite book
     
  6. TheLonelyWolve

    TheLonelyWolve My precious

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    Mythic Dawn Commentaries 1,2,3 and 4.
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Mythic_Dawn_Commentaries_1

    The Cabin in the woods
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/The_Cabin_in_the_Woods

    The Pig Children
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/The_Pig_Children

    Troll Slaying
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Troll_Slaying

    Yellow Book of Riddles
    http://elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Yellow_Book_of_Riddles

    Just few of the books i like.

    I also like to collect the awesome looking books like Oghma Infinium, The DreamStride, Malyn Varens Grimoire and the Black Books.
     
  7. UnslaadKrosis

    UnslaadKrosis Member

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    My favourite book in Skyrim would be Night falls on Sentinel. (http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Night_Falls_on_Sentinel)
    I came across it while on a quest named Rare Gifts for the Blacksmith in Dawnstar. I have a habit of reading every book I come across in the game (I'm a huge lore-junkie :p), so naturally I started reading it, and it was absolutely amazing! Not only was it a short story done just right, but also was a prime example of the effort the devs put into crafting the game, putting in bits and pieces of these extra little goodies that make the game world feel so much more... alive. Till date, it has been one of the best short stories I've ever read, game or not.
    Other stories I've come across in my journey through Tamriel that I've thoroughly enjoyed are:
    The Marksmanship Lesson: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Marksmanship_Lesson - Never, ever mess with the Bosmer! ;)
    The Locked Room: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Locked_Room - Sweet, Sweet Revenge..
    Purloined Shadows: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:Purloined_Shadows - The things men do for glory...
    The Black Arrow: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Lore:The_Black_Arrow - When you anger a master, prepare to feel the wrath!
     
  8. Mithradates

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    My favorite is definitely "A Game at Dinner". I just love that sort of thing. I first picked it up in that cave where you get the White Phial, and read it in there. It reads great with the dark and gloomy background music of the cave, which really adds to the atmosphere of the book. It's a really good and well-written story that genuinely builds up tension and suspense and draws the reader in. I was surprised that a made-up book in Skyrim could be that entertaining.

    I'm also quite partial to "The Cabin in the Woods", which I read after finding in some inn somewhere (I think it was the Nightgate? Or maybe Dead Man's Drink? Not sure). That's a great one.

    I haven't read The Wolf Queen yet because I can't find Volume 6 anywhere. I have all of the volumes except Volume 6, and I don't think I found that volume in any of my previous playthroughs either. I'm gonna look harder now though since it seems to be a popular one, based on this thread. I had already resolved to read it anyway since I did the Wolf Queen quest in Solitude in my previous game.

    I haven't read very many of the books in the game honestly. I've read some, but most I just pick up and put away to read later. I always mean to but, apart from the ones that are essential to read to move a quest along, I just never get to it; I collect them all and stick them on my shelves in my houses and there they sit. Kind of like in real life lol. I think I have "The Locked Room", but haven't read it. As it seems to be a popular one on this thread, I think I'm gonna have to read it.
     
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  9. Specter of Death

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    Try going to the Arcaneum in the College of Winterhold. You can buy and find a lot of books there for sure. Also check with merchants cause they tend to sell books a lot of the times as well. :D
     
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  10. Mithradates

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    Yeah, I was planning to check the Arcaneum next time I visit Winterhold. Of course I could just read it online, but that would be cheating haha. I'd rather find it in the game. I think the Arcaneum is a likely place for it.

    Since I posted on this thread this morning, I got on Skyrim and read some of the books on my Whiterun shelves. There were some really great ones that I couldn't believe I hadn't read! "The Real Barenziah" series is magnificent. I also really liked "The Black Arrow" and "Argonian Account". I'm gonna read more books in Skyrim from now on. Can't wait to get to Riften and see what's on my shelves there.
     
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  11. Grishnag

    Grishnag New Member

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    No other book gives me greater pleasure to open and enjoy the pretty pictures than the OGHMA INFINIUM
     
  12. Gamerdaddy

    Gamerdaddy New Member

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    I've read few books so far, I must admit. But among these few ones my favorites are The Cabin In The Woods and Incident In Necrom (this one I LOVED).
     

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