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Title: What's the last book you read?
Post by: Jupiter on February 23, 2004, 03:02:56 pm

The last book I read, not school related or required, was Disco Bloodbath / Party Monster. Whenever you're reading it, you forget that it's all true. It's hauntingly brilliant.

From B&N:
When Disco Bloodbath was first published, it created a storm of controversy for its startlingly vivid, strikingly fresh, and outrageously funny depiction of the hedonistic world of the New York City club kids, for whom nothing was too outré -- including murder. Nominated for the Edgar Award for best true-crime book of the year, it also marked the debut of an audaciously talented writer, James St. James, who himself had been a club kid and close friend and confidant of Michael Alig, the young man convicted of killing the drug dealer known as Angel.

Now the book has been brought to the screen as Party Monster, with Macaulay Culkin playing killer Michael Alig and Seth Green as author/celebutante James St. James.

What's the last book you read?
Did you enjoy it?
Would you recommend it to others?

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Post by: PHF1138 on February 23, 2004, 05:00:55 pm

This is an entirely genre from your's, but just minutes ago I finished reading "The Neverending Story." Love it, love it, love it!! If you've seen the movie (and I'm talking about the first one, with Noah Hathaway and Barret Oliver), it only covers the first half of the book, and quite sparsely. The rest of the story is so much more involved and engaging -- it's just about impossible to put the thing down. It's pretty allegorical I guess, but it's not too bad -- not nearly as preachy as it could be. I still love the movie, mind you -- it never gets old, no matter how many times I watch it (although some of those blue screen shots are a little embarrassing) -- but the book is better. Oh, it's so much better -- everything you love about the movie will be even more amazing when you read about it in full.
So yeah, that was basically just a huge blurb of propaganda, but I can't stress it enough -- it's wonderful. ;D

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Post by: HerMajesty on February 23, 2004, 05:01:11 pm

The Da Vinci Code.

It's was great and I have been suggesting it to others. ;)

Last night I rwad bits of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II (it's been on my shelf since I was twelve) for essay preparation. I'm taking the Texas state-wide test over writing and they always give cheesy prompts..so hopefully reading cheesy stories will help.

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Post by: geekyelf on February 23, 2004, 05:12:24 pm

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. It was pretty cool. Kind of bizarre but still cool. ;D

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Post by: canadianfan on February 23, 2004, 10:21:23 pm

I'm in the process of reading a Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul as well. I just bought it yesterday, it was the one for Sisters. I have an older sister at university and suddenly I miss her :'(

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Post by: Tigerlily1419 on February 23, 2004, 10:26:03 pm

Leslie's Journal Really informing on like abusive boyfriend-girlfriend relationships. It was sad that someone could go through all of that.

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Post by: Phlegerty on February 24, 2004, 03:55:50 am

Alice in Wonderland, and Alice through the looking glass.

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Post by: Raiwen on February 24, 2004, 05:29:12 am

The Lovely Bones. Really good book and made me cry the whole way through. :'(

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Post by: cuina on February 24, 2004, 08:18:36 am

the lioness by nancy varian berberick.

it was okay, but she writes like a beginnbing writer, and the books cover is a total cliché.

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Post by: Addictive Entropy on February 26, 2004, 01:39:13 am

Right now I'm reading Scorpion Shards by Neal Shusterman.

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Post by: elwoodsgal18 on February 26, 2004, 11:25:34 am

i'm reading "The Odyssey" by Homer.

Book III, The Lord of the Western Approaches.

hmm. . Lord of the Westernesse!!! haha like LOTR ;D

its very good, i recommend it strongly ;D

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Post by: uNblessed Citrus on February 26, 2004, 01:10:07 pm

Rosie in the Present Tense. It was very good and It almost made me cry :'(

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Post by: SolskjaersGirl on February 26, 2004, 01:12:28 pm

The Reader by Bernhard Schlick. It is the most amazing book I've read in a long time. I totally recommend it if you're looking for something good. :)

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Post by: Fool of a Took on February 26, 2004, 06:25:36 pm

Besides LOTR, it was The Da Vinci Code and I loved it. I think everyone should read it. Very captivating plot and a quick read. Interesting theories. All around A+.

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Post by: severance on February 26, 2004, 07:14:17 pm

the last book i read was "Rotten"- the autobiography of Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the Sex Pistols in the 70's and Public Image Limited in the 80's, now known as John Lydon. it's really impressive. John talks a lot about his family (he was very close with his mom, who died fairly young in 1979, shortly after the Sex Pistols broke up. his father passed away a few years ago. but he keeps up regular contact with his younger brothers Jimmy and Martin, who still live in London, while John lives in L.A.), and about some of his more personal confessions. for example, he was very religious as a kid. he went to church pretty much every single week until he was 18. even when he was all decked out in his punk clothes, he would attend church because his parents had such a strong relationship with God. he also contracted meningitis when he was 8 years old, and was hospitalized for an entire year (this was the early 1960's, so medicine wasn't as advanced as it is today). of course, he mentioned his tumultuous years w/ the Sex Pistols and how drugs and constant bickering destroyed the band (Lydon has been drug free since the breakup). he discusses PIL and how their large scale success made him both happy and miserable. and he brings up his wife, Nora, whom he's been married to since 1984. she's the complete opposite of him (in appearance and personality) but he loves her more than anything. it really gave me a whole new insight into his life. he's now more than just a musician to me. he's a human being who's lead a truly unique life, both onstage and off.

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Post by: doxiegrl1 on February 26, 2004, 09:01:42 pm

Night by Elie Wiesel. Its a chilling story of the holocaust written by a Jew who experienced it. It really makes you sad, especially the caloused thoughts that went through his mind...

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Post by: sparklstar on February 27, 2004, 07:58:35 pm

The celestine Prophecy! It very enlightening and is making me wonder whether these events actually have occured! If anyone else has read it... or the 12th insight and the other one... (not sure what its called) maybe you could tell me what you think? ;D

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Post by: Araknid on February 27, 2004, 10:25:40 pm

I'm about five pages from finishing Bored of the Rings- pretty funny stuff ;)

Before that I was reading Dantae's Inferno which was really pretty good (though maybe a tad gory :P)

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Post by: Mirabelle on February 28, 2004, 12:48:44 am

Welcome to the Monkey House, by Kurt Vonnegut. But only certain stories out of it, because I'll get bored doing homework and read a story to distract me and then get back to it. Before that, it was either Flowers for Algernon or the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, I can't remember.

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Post by: Phlegerty on March 02, 2004, 05:15:19 am

Mort - Terry Pratchett and A street car named desire

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Post by: Ithildin on March 02, 2004, 11:11:06 pm

Oh .. the last book I red was "Zauberwald" from Garry Kilworth! The book is in German .. but in English the title is "A Midsummer's Nightmare"!! Does anybody know this book, too? I think it's really great and magical!
Now I'm reading the Hobbit in english .. it isn't very easy for me, because I'm German, but I think the english version is much better than the German! ;)

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Post by: CornFromHell on March 05, 2004, 01:16:01 pm

The Wheel of time, The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan, fantastic books, but they are so many, mymy

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Post by: Elijah lover on March 06, 2004, 04:23:12 am

I have recently began reading The bumblebee Flies Anyway, because I can't find the movie anywhere. I am also reading Night by Elie Giesel.

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Post by: Phlegerty on March 06, 2004, 08:04:38 am

Medea. For schoool

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Post by: Miriel on March 07, 2004, 08:01:34 am

[quote author=Araknid link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=15#msg536736 date=1077938740]
I'm about five pages from finishing Bored of the Rings- pretty funny stuff ;)

Before that I was reading Dantae's Inferno which was really pretty good (though maybe a tad gory :P)
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Hey, I've read that. Superclassic. I've just started a book called 'The Dante Club' wich deals with murders fashioned after Dante's inferno and some scholars busy making the firast translation of Dante into English. I don't know if it's good yet, haven't read enough for that.

Last book: ehmm.. I always read several books at the same time so those are a few: The Da Vinci Code. Anmerkungen zu Hitler, Sebastian Haffner (reread though, does that count?) Sleuteloog, Hella Haasse.(dutch book)

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Post by: Scarlet on March 09, 2004, 10:03:52 am

'When Christ And his Saints Slept' by Sharon Penman.

Michelle

xx

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Post by: Jen-Jen_Hobbit on March 09, 2004, 01:21:24 pm

omg, it's been ages since I read anything. :-\
err, Poison by Thomas Wooding.

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Post by: severance on March 11, 2004, 01:59:27 am

i just finished reading 'The Flight Of Dragons" by Peter Dickinson. it's a quick read, and very interesting. it's more of a science book than an actual story. it deals with the sociology of dragons, as well as topics including their flying abilities and whether they really existed. it was published in 1979. but it's a bit hard to find these days. i'm thinking of turning it into a screenplay. there was an animated film based on the book in the 80's, but i want to do something live-action and maybe alter a few things in the story.

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Post by: Cristiel on March 11, 2004, 06:31:00 am

I'm reading "Return of the King" right now (again!) and when I've finished that (about 100 pages to go), I'm going to read "House of Leaves" from Mark Danielewski again. I read it last summer and it's so amazing that I just have to read it again :D

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Post by: HobbitFancier04 on March 11, 2004, 05:35:18 pm

Wow I feel like such a dork after seeing what other people read....The last book I FINISHED however (in the middle of several books ::)) Was Harry Potter 4. Nearly finished with 5 but it's being stubborn and wont end :P Rowlings getting a bit long winded if you ask me, not that there's anything wrong with that lol ;) :D

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Post by: HerMajesty on March 12, 2004, 01:06:37 pm

Oh but it's worth it. Ohhhh is it worth it. ;) *says the HP thread member*

I can't remember the last book I read - I've been reading A Midsummer's Night Dream in English class so I'll just say that. I haven't had time to read a book for pleasure but I have a list of books I want to check out.

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Post by: Araknid on March 14, 2004, 10:25:47 pm

*restrains curses* I have to read A Tale of Two Cities :P I don't have the attention span for this! It just keeps going and going and going :P Its not that its bad (Dicken's has a gift for discription) its just so slow... I've gone to putting LotR characters into it to mix it up (I know, its pathetic but I have to get though this book.) I can't wait to get though this and onto something that spikes my intrest abit more (like the world encyclopedia verbatum ::))

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Post by: Hyper_gurl on March 15, 2004, 10:44:53 am

I'm reading Undead and Unwed, which is pretty interesting, but i haven't got very far. I'm into Vampire stuff, and it's hard for me to find a good Vampire book.

I'm almost finished reading Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub- it is VERY freaky.

I recently finished Lake of Souls by Darren Shan. It was ok, but the first few books were better. I only keep reading because i want to see how it ends. They're pretty predictable books, and Lake of Souls went on way to long. It took like 150 pages for one measly little thing to happen. It kind of pointless, but i still read it. I don't like to give up on something.

Im kinda rambling, very sorry.

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Post by: streeturchin on March 16, 2004, 08:38:04 pm

I'm trying to read the Constants of Nature, which is about the underlying structure of the Universe being found in certain unchangable numbers like Pi and the speed of light and so forth. It's dense and difficult at times, but I feel like I'm getting my money's worth, as it should keep me busy for a while.

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Post by: MrS. HuCk FiNn on March 20, 2004, 11:08:27 am

The last book I read thoroughly through all the way was The Skin I'm In. I read it in a day. It was extremely good, and rather powerful. Also, Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. Go read Sammy. She is the bomb. ;D

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Post by: PHF1138 on March 20, 2004, 01:48:44 pm

Like Water For Chocolate, and before that Stephen King's On Writing. The first one wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be -- a little too random and just not satisfying at the end -- but On Writing is fantastic. It's the most exciting and inspiring piece of non-fiction I've ever read -- he makes it sound like anything is possible. I can't wait to actually get something published! ;D

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Post by: Avril M. on March 21, 2004, 09:25:04 pm

last book i read was the return of the king actually. i also read a NHL rule/penalty book (does that count?)

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Post by: amarie5 on March 22, 2004, 09:50:55 am

The Blue Sword. I forget who wrote it. It was pretty good, I started it over spring break and had to ask my sister if I could bring it back with me as it was her book. (Actually it was a book I bought her for Christmas but anyway) I'll return it to her when I go home for Easter.

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Post by: scary miss danni on March 23, 2004, 05:48:15 am

The day my bum went psycho. i found it in the kids section of the library and just knew i had to read it, with a brilliant title like that.
the best bit is my boyfriends mum works in the library and so sees all the books i have taken out in the past, and so now probably thinks i am rather odd.

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Post by: AshRavenClaw on March 23, 2004, 02:47:09 pm

I'm impressed by what people are reading in here.
Seduction By Moonlight--Laurrel K Hamilton

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Post by: Fool of a Took on March 29, 2004, 10:47:20 pm

I just finished reading Stephen King's - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. I liked it. A very quick read for a Stephen King book. Right now I am working on John Saul's The Right Hand of Evil in between all of my friggen articles for Women's History and Sociology. Hmph...

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Post by: flow_in_WonderLand on March 30, 2004, 10:49:50 am

i'm still reading a book of Charles Baudelaire, a french poet of the 19th century "The flowers of the Evil" ("Les Fleurs du Mal", in french) it's a book of poems very famous.

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Post by: AshRavenClaw on March 30, 2004, 02:00:45 pm

The Grey Horse by R.A. MacAvoy

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Post by: -YoYo- on April 03, 2004, 09:30:40 pm

the da vinci code!! its realli good... :D

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Post by: Ryn on April 04, 2004, 11:23:18 am

(The DaVinci Code is good, YoYo. I've read it twice.)

The last book I read was The Nanny Diaries by Emma MacLaughlin & Nicola Kraus.


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Post by: amarie5 on April 04, 2004, 09:46:46 pm

I was reading a historical fiction book (a type of book I normally like but I stopped because in this case it was sort of boring) Now I'm rereading the third Harry Potter book because I need something fun to read that I know because I have very little time to read.

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Post by: Phlegerty on April 05, 2004, 09:50:00 pm

Experiment with a people Russia, for some unkown reason, and Sourcery, Terry Pratchett

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Post by: cuina on April 07, 2004, 09:04:02 am

assasin's quest, by robin hobb.


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Post by: AshRavenClaw on April 07, 2004, 04:24:44 pm

I'm in the middle of Robert Holdstock's "Celticka"

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Post by: Miss ANna on April 09, 2004, 09:08:45 am

i think it is anne frank! he he he! i havent read a book in ages cause i have gotten addicted to these damm fan fics! ha ha ha! at the moment i am reading 'Cat's Eye' for the second time! yay for school books... this ones isnt too bad though! i quiet like it despite the frustrating main character!

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Post by: bacon on April 09, 2004, 02:34:12 pm

just finished the last vamipre, by whitley streiber....am in the middle of resurrection, by leo tolstoy. am contemplating reading war and peace just for the heck of it

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Post by: Possession on April 10, 2004, 06:12:48 pm

I'm reading three books at the moment: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (for school), Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken and The Two Towers.

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Post by: Paparazzi on April 10, 2004, 08:28:19 pm

Last book I read was Stupid White Men- Michael Moore, and now I'm reading Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carrol(I'm on the crew for the play, so I thought I'd read it), the next book I plan on reading is The Iliad-Homer. ;D

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Post by: AshRavenClaw on April 10, 2004, 10:29:34 pm

[quote author=Paparazzi link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=45#msg586630 date=1081643299]
Last book I read was Stupid White Men- Michael Moore, and now I'm reading Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carrol(I'm on the crew for the play, so I thought I'd read it), the next book I plan on reading is The Iliad-Homer. ;D
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I love Michael Moore

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Post by: Dodobaggins on April 11, 2004, 06:19:17 am

The Horse Whisperer - i've forgotten the author, but there was a film with Robert Redford. ;D

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Post by: Miss ANna on April 15, 2004, 10:23:32 am

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[quote author=Paparazzi link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=45#msg586630 date=1081643299]
Last book I read was Stupid White Men- Michael Moore, and now I'm reading Alice in Wonderland- Lewis Carrol(I'm on the crew for the play, so I thought I'd read it), the next book I plan on reading is The Iliad-Homer. ;D
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I love Michael Moore
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oooo i read stupid white men! i love the bit when they talk about georges favourite childhood book (very hungry capterpillar) aaaaa ha ha hqa

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Post by: Tigerlily1419 on April 15, 2004, 06:47:19 pm

I just finished reading Fault Line by Janet Tashjian. Now I'm reading Texas Chainsaw Massacre by Steven Hand.

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Post by: elijahfan06 on April 17, 2004, 07:44:17 pm

I just started The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

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Post by: Hobbitmouse_9 on April 17, 2004, 08:45:19 pm


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*restrains curses* I have to read A Tale of Two Cities :P I don't have the attention span for this! It just keeps going and going and going :P Its not that its bad (Dicken's has a gift for discription) its just so slow... I've gone to putting LotR characters into it to mix it up (I know, its pathetic but I have to get though this book.) I can't wait to get though this and onto something that spikes my intrest abit more (like the world encyclopedia verbatum ::))


hahahahahaaa! Me too! I had to read it for English class! Right now im reading "Empire of the Sun" ( again,for english class) and "The Fionavar Tapestry" By Guy Gavriel Kay(for fun!)GOOD BOOK!

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Post by: Emwyn47 on April 19, 2004, 09:49:31 am

At the moment i'm reading Mansfield Park-Jane Austen. next on my list is the Sillmarillion which i still haven't read!!

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Post by: Cristiel on April 19, 2004, 10:30:22 am

Well, I have just finished reading "The Silmarillion" (third time) and am going to start "House of Leaves" by Mark Danielewski (second time) tonight.

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Post by: Flea on April 19, 2004, 12:52:39 pm

The Crippled Angel by Sara Douglass

damn good book. its the third in a triolgy called The Crucible.


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Post by: newfoundglory on April 20, 2004, 01:57:00 pm

"Fried Green Tomatoes" by Fannie Flagg.

Excellent story, but this is one of those rare cases where I really felt the movie was done much better.

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Post by: nali87 on April 21, 2004, 05:51:00 pm

I just started Reading Lotr: TTT

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Post by: eskimo_kim on April 21, 2004, 07:45:51 pm

[font=Verdana][size=1]ok... well I've been reading alot because it's holidays here... ;D Hmmm, well I think the last one I finished was Obernewtyn - for the second time - by Isobelle Carmody, the first book in The Obernewtyn Chronicles and before that Triss by Brian Jacques ;)

I Love Reading :P

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Post by: amarie5 on April 23, 2004, 11:13:11 pm

I'm reading Harry Potter 5 for the second time, I don't really have time because the end of the semester is approaching and I should be in constant study mode but whatever. What can I say, I like to read, and reading Harry Potter is so much more fun than reading for physiology and microbiology and other stuff.

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Post by: liladriel on April 24, 2004, 11:23:51 am

I've just finished reading 'life of pi' it was really good, now i'm reading harry potter 5 for the third time :)

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Post by: Llywela on April 24, 2004, 12:57:43 pm

I read Ella Enchanted, and am now reading Thanis.

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Post by: MrsFrodo on April 24, 2004, 06:22:44 pm

The last book I read was "Twice Taken." I don't remmeber who the author was, but it was a really good book. It's about this girl who sees herself on a missing persons tv show, then later finds out that her dad stole her. HE changed her name, birthday, everything about her. It's really interesting.

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Post by: ejwood_lover on April 25, 2004, 01:20:57 am

The Long Haul by Amanda Stern

Very good book.

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Post by: frodoschick on April 25, 2004, 05:21:06 pm

im kinda reading two books at one time ;D the 1st one is Stories that scared even me by Alfred Hitchcock. he didnt write the book, but he compiled a bunch of stories that were scary (some were simply idiotic). the other one is The Art of Thinking by vincent ryan ruggiero. its a book that instructs you haw to think more effectivly and creativly...its a really interisting book to read because you have to sit there and absorb it, noy just read it if you get what I mean

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Post by: Frodo_007 on April 28, 2004, 03:52:45 am

Behind Blue Eyes: The Life Of Pete Townshend

Absolutely amazing book. I want to buy it. It's a biography about the life of Pete Townshend (Lead Guitarist and composer of The Who). You have to like him or like The Who at least, to really enjoy it.

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Post by: SolskjaersGirl on April 28, 2004, 12:28:42 pm

It was "Da Vinci Code" what a thriller! awesome book.I'm reading another one at moment, a James Patterson novel, "Four Blind Mice"
I was in the mood for suspense and thrills! ;D

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Post by: amarie5 on April 29, 2004, 10:21:56 pm

I finished Harry Potter 5, and I wish I could read number 6, but of course I have to wait. :P I also am waiting for Green Rider 3 (Green Rider and First Rider's Call were the first two books in the series, both excellent and I must recommend them.) Since neither of those books are anywhere close to being published I will read other things. At the moment I'm reading Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques (same guy who wrote the Redwall series for kids if you've heard of that.) It's pretty good, I've read this one before too.

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Post by: Sugar84 on May 01, 2004, 01:58:59 pm

I have just finished THE RETURN OF THE KING!!! I cried a lot at the end of the book...

& the next one I'm going to read is THE SILMARILLION!!

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Post by: punKerniKle_miSS on May 02, 2004, 02:32:32 am

Black Hearts In Battersea by Joan Aiken. Shes one of my favorite authors ever, and no matter how many times I read this book, it never fails to improve my mood.

*Keep the trees green,
-Sylvie

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Post by: WelshLass on May 02, 2004, 06:42:38 am

Mine was It's OK, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers! There's a whole set of them and thier my favourite books! I can relate to some of it cause it's so real!

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Post by: funky_monkey on May 02, 2004, 12:17:53 pm

the last book i read was The Lion, The Witch, And the Wardrobe

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Post by: Seven on May 03, 2004, 01:38:33 am

Miyelo, by Viggo Mortensen.

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Post by: Llywela on May 03, 2004, 08:00:34 am

I just finished Thanis, which is quite a good book if anyone wants to read it.

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Post by: Lintyfunk on May 03, 2004, 08:45:23 pm

I just finished the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chobsky and a clockwork orange by anthony burgess, and now i want to read burgess other novels. I read the back of one, where they deal with overpopulation by having cannibal-bars, promoting homosexuality "Its sapien to be Homo" (it read), and they have weird sex rituals, but for the life of me i cant remember the title.
Amber

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Post by: Sunshine on May 13, 2004, 04:03:37 am

I read Everything Is Illuminated some weeks ago and I absolutely loved it!
looking forward to see the film! :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on May 14, 2004, 12:26:44 pm

At the moment I'm up to "The Two Towers" in LOTR. So you could say the last book I read was "The Fellowship of the Ring" But I own the one volume edition. So I count it all as one book.
So the last book I read was "Of Mice and Men" for my English GCSE.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on May 14, 2004, 02:54:25 pm

I just finished four books simultaneously:

"Baby Plays Around: A Love Affair, With Music" by Helene Stapinski.
"Stupid Sex" by Ross and Kathryn Petra (a HILARIOUS book -- and all true, worst of all!)
"Something Like an Autobiography" by Akira Kurosawa (this is one of the best autobios I've ever read)
and
"Mo Te Upoko-O-Te-Ika/For Wellington" by Viggo Mortensen (just astounding).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: punKerniKle_miSS on May 14, 2004, 11:53:00 pm

Dangerous Games by Joan Aiken

*Keep the trees green,
-Sylvie

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 15, 2004, 11:00:48 am

"Song of the Sound" by Adam Armstrong.

It's a story about an American woman called Libby and her 12 year old daughter Bree who travel to New Zealand to study a school of dolphins near Te Anau.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: punKerniKle_miSS on May 16, 2004, 03:16:00 pm

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. It was one of my fav. books when I was young. :)

*Keep the trees green,
-Sylvie

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elijahsflower on May 16, 2004, 04:45:46 pm

[quote author=punKerniKle link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=75#msg612029 date=1083479552]
Black Hearts In Battersea by Joan Aiken. Shes one of my favorite authors ever, and no matter how many times I read this book, it never fails to improve my mood.

*Keep the trees green,
-Sylvie
[/quote]

i have that book! have you read Dido and Pa? that one's good... oh...i just finished Angels and Demons by Dan Brown *Da Vinci Code too*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 29, 2004, 12:51:15 pm

I'm reading "The Da Vinci Code" right now and it's truly amazing, I just can't put it down.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: funky_monkey on May 29, 2004, 04:10:07 pm

I just finished reading "The Miserable Mill" book number 4 from The series of Unfortunate Events ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijsRedheadedGirl on May 29, 2004, 04:14:56 pm

I just got done with Everything is Illuminated, like a few hours ago. I liked it, I can't wait to see how Liev interprets it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on May 29, 2004, 11:00:10 pm

Dante's "La Vita Nuova"

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahLover713 on May 31, 2004, 03:20:49 pm

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Kick ass book. *cries*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Person on June 02, 2004, 11:16:56 am

Last book I read was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix aswell. Quality book but the fourth one was my favourite.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Sugar84 on June 03, 2004, 06:51:18 am

I've re-read THE HOBBIT cos I've chosen it for a project for Child's Literature

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahLover713 on June 04, 2004, 10:42:43 am

[quote author=Shady J link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=90#msg646467 date=1086189416]
Last book I read was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix aswell. Quality book but the fourth one was my favourite.
[/quote]

Wow, we're like...awesome. Haha. I still can't decide which is my favorite out of 3,4,5. I think I'm leaning toward 5. But then I think...no, 4...and then I think...but what about 3? I hate 2...but 1 is just so awesome, too! Argh, I can't pick, hehe.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on June 04, 2004, 04:19:08 pm

Mysteries of Pittsburgh, by Michael Chabon.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mushee on June 04, 2004, 11:41:19 pm

The Dilbert Future. I finished it yesterday. Right now I'm reading Cujo.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on June 05, 2004, 01:26:31 am

Is that Stephen King?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Madrial on June 05, 2004, 10:52:43 am

Reading 'My Secret History' by Paul Theroux and 'The River' by Rumer Godden. I usually end up reading two or more books at once!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Llywela on June 05, 2004, 12:27:52 pm

a welsh book called "Dan Leuad Llyn" (by Penri Jones), I first read it a few weeks ago with school and I should have given this back over a week ago, but I couldn't find my teacher so I kept it and fore some unknown reason re-read it. It's not that good.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Person on June 05, 2004, 12:35:55 pm

[quote author=*gLinDa* link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=90#msg649092 date=1086360163]
[quote author=Shady J link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=90#msg646467 date=1086189416]
Last book I read was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix aswell. Quality book but the fourth one was my favourite.
[/quote]

Wow, we're like...awesome. Haha. I still can't decide which is my favorite out of 3,4,5. I think I'm leaning toward 5. But then I think...no, 4...and then I think...but what about 3? I hate 2...but 1 is just so awesome, too! Argh, I can't pick, hehe.
[/quote]

Haha we are 8) I couldn't decide either but I do like the 3rd one alot, 'cause that's when Sirius and Lupin first come in. But in the fourth one Sirius isn't looked to be the bad guy, so it's kool. But in the 5th he dies :'( And also Harry's all against the world in the 5th one ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on June 05, 2004, 04:27:45 pm

Catherine Fisher, "The Oracle Betrayed."

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: punKerniKle_miSS on June 05, 2004, 08:57:16 pm

Last one I read was Arthur: At The Crossing Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Its a very good book, and so was its prequel Arthur: The Seeing Stone.

-Sylvie

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: punKerniKle_miSS on June 06, 2004, 07:25:10 pm

I just finished Dido and Pa By Joan Aiken about 10 minutes ago ;D Its a crazy-good book.

-Sylvie

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijsRedheadedGirl on June 09, 2004, 05:19:42 pm

Last night I finished The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks. It was the book that I read the fastest, but I didn't care fore the style of writing. The story over all was cute.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Silmewen on June 12, 2004, 02:44:58 pm

I just finished Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain by Jeffrey Moore. I didn't like it much. It's not the worst book I've ever read... It just isn't my style ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Llywela on June 15, 2004, 04:14:24 pm

Artemis fowl; The seventh dwarf by Eoin Colfer. ;D
Love my kiddie books :D

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Post by: supasarah on June 17, 2004, 11:31:51 am

[color=Pink]The last book I read was Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli It was really good. Any one read it?
Now I'm reading LotR's part one. I'm enjoying it loads. Hobbit was the best book I've read I wonder if this will be the same?

~supasarah :-*[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: CrimsonRose on June 18, 2004, 10:20:51 pm

The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Very sad. I've cried loads already!!!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on June 19, 2004, 01:51:13 am

The Fire Eaters by David Almond. Not quite his best, but fairly okay.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Silmewen on June 22, 2004, 11:08:53 pm

Just finished Robert Louis Stevensons' Treasure Island again. Great book. Absolutely brilliant 8)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on June 26, 2004, 09:26:36 am

the last book i finished was 'Cat's Eye' ... i think :-\ and at the moment i am reading animal farm for the second time! wait no! the last book i finished was.... 'the dressmaker' except all three books i have mentioned i have read twice! isnt that pathetic im not trying anything new!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: lara_gamwich811 on June 28, 2004, 07:23:15 am

well, i'm finishing The Perfume: story of a murderer by Patrick
Suskind
it have been like the 3rd time i read it, it's one of my fav books

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahLover713 on June 28, 2004, 10:50:51 am

I just finished The Hobbit. Good stuff. 8)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Silmewen on June 28, 2004, 11:03:37 am

[quote author=^_^Paulie^_^ link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=105#msg671860 date=1088421795]
well, i'm finishing The Perfume: story of a murderer by Patrick
Suskind
it have been like the 3rd time i read it, it's one of my fav books
[/quote]
Isn't that the book where the guy is searching for the perfect scent for himself (because he doesn't have a scent) and he ends up killing a bunch of people?


I just finished I, Robot by Issaic Assimov. 'Twas good... Very good.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: lara_gamwich811 on June 28, 2004, 11:14:03 am

[quote author=Sarea link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=105#msg671953 date=1088435017]
[quote author=^_^Paulie^_^ link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=105#msg671860 date=1088421795]
well, i'm finishing The Perfume: story of a murderer by Patrick
Suskind
it have been like the 3rd time i read it, it's one of my fav books
[/quote]
Isn't that the book where the guy is searching for the perfect scent for himself (because he doesn't have a scent) and he ends up killing a bunch of people?

[/quote]
yes, it is!



Quote:
I just finished The Hobbit. Good stuff

it have been one of my fav books since i'm 10, i love it!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Raiwen on June 28, 2004, 11:23:34 am

[quote author=Sarea link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=105#msg671953 date=1088435017]
I just finished I, Robot by Issaic Assimov. 'Twas good... Very good.
[/quote]

Are they making a film out of that? Sounds familiar.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Silmewen on June 28, 2004, 11:40:40 am

[quote author=Rai link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=105#msg671963 date=1088436214]
[quote author=Sarea link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=105#msg671953 date=1088435017]
I just finished I, Robot by Issaic Assimov. 'Twas good... Very good.
[/quote]

Are they making a film out of that? Sounds familiar.
[/quote]

Yup 8) I think Will Smith is in it. If the movie is going to be anything like the book, then it should be REALLY good :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Spaders55 on July 02, 2004, 11:42:08 pm

Dress Your Family in Courderoy and Denim by David Sedaris.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Sunshine on July 03, 2004, 07:21:42 am

I just reread "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and at the moment I'm
reading the detective story "Beyond truth" (Bortom sanningen) by the Norwegian
author Anne Holt, whom I personally think is one of the best authors ever!!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: HerMajesty on July 03, 2004, 03:22:53 pm

My friend lent me some book that was basically smut... :P

I want to read Digital Fortress by Dan Brown next but I'm not really interested in computers. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MysteriousMrWood on July 04, 2004, 12:04:00 am

Mer likes smut. :o

I finished 'The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe', so now I'm reading 'The Horse and his Boy'. It's okay.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: brissybaggins on July 04, 2004, 02:57:52 pm

[quote author=Llywela link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=105#msg660700 date=1087330464]
Artemis fowl; The seventh dwarf by Eoin Colfer. ;D
Love my kiddie books :D
[/quote]

Was this book only released in the UK? I found it at amazon.co.uk but not on amazon.com

And is it book four?

thanks,
-BB

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MysteriousMrWood on July 04, 2004, 04:29:19 pm

There's a book 4?!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: brissybaggins on July 05, 2004, 12:15:00 pm

[quote author=iLOVEharry link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=120#msg677169 date=1088972959]
There's a book 4?!
[/quote]

If you look up "Artemis fowl; The seventh dwarf" at amazon.co.uk you will get a result. But not if you do the same search at amazon.com

I don't get it.

-BB

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 05, 2004, 02:38:33 pm

I just finished Everything is Illuminated. I liked it a lot, though it's a bit complicated in the beginning. I really look forward to the movie. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: meteora on July 05, 2004, 05:04:54 pm

I've just finished re-reading 'The Vampire's Assistant' by the incredible genius writer Darren Shan. I just love his books^^

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MysteriousMrWood on July 06, 2004, 08:27:51 pm

I finished 'Away Laughing on a Fast Camel'.

Hmm.. that's interesting about Artemis Fowl.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elwoodsgal18 on July 08, 2004, 11:04:28 am

I finished "The Color of Magic" by Terry Pratchett. Loved it. Now I'm reading "Ender's Game" for school. It's an awesome book, I've read it before, but I guess I need my memory refreshed.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: brissybaggins on July 08, 2004, 11:26:23 am

I just finished the three Artimis Fowl books and now I am reading a book I read in middle school that I loved then: "Z for Zachariah"

I don't know, coming home from college makes me want to read 'fun' books, not math text books, not computer programming books; fun books!

Ah well,
-BB

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Chanterella on July 08, 2004, 04:03:37 pm

"White Wolf" by David Gemmell. I didn't like it very much at the beginning, but it ended up o.k.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: HerMajesty on July 08, 2004, 04:06:13 pm

[quote author=HerMajesty link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=120#msg676284 date=1088882573]
I want to read Digital Fortress by Dan Brown next but I'm not really interested in computers. ;D
[/quote]

I read this book last!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on July 09, 2004, 03:46:12 am

That book is sitting right next to me! but i have more interest in the da vinci code! i just read a play called Toby!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 09, 2004, 06:16:53 am

I read The Da Vinci Code a couple of weeks ago, it's a great book. I just couldn't stop reading. 8)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Phlegerty on July 14, 2004, 01:42:19 am

I'm just finishing Anna Karenina. It has taken me so long to finish, I kept stopping in the middle.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Debbie on July 17, 2004, 08:58:17 pm

Last one...let me see... "O mundo de Sofia" (Sofia's World) really nice!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: flow_in_WonderLand on July 18, 2004, 01:07:05 pm

For me, it was "Harry Potter and the Order Of the Pheonix" ;D
I cryed a lot... It was the first time i cryed reading a book...
i loved it... i am waiting for the 6th...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tindaiel on July 18, 2004, 04:24:44 pm

"The Lovely Bones"

And I must admit...I know everyone said it was so wonderful and great, but I hated the ending. I thought it was realllllllllly stupid. But apparently I missed the whole point of the novel "It's about love, not getting revenge!!" is what I was told...I didn't like it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: CrimsonRose on July 19, 2004, 02:17:03 pm

The Bell Jar by Slyvia Plath


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on July 20, 2004, 03:45:43 am

Just finished 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Blood and Fog'.

Quote from 'Blood and Fog', when Buffy and Spike are trying to defeate a demon who was Jack the Ripper. (Buffy and Spike are on the side of a group also fighting him- the Fomhóire)

[quote]As I recall they (the Fomhóire) look a little more like Legolas than Jack the Ripper and his brand do, but lets don't kid anybody. They're not cuddly little pixies.
And besides, I'm a Viggo girl. Legolas is a nancy-boy. [/quote]

Made me laugh!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: punKerniKle_miSS on July 20, 2004, 04:38:30 am

I just read Old Man and the Sea and The Good Earth for my honors english class. I didnt care for them too much. They werent bad books or anything, just not my style, ya know?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: CrimsonRose on July 20, 2004, 07:20:36 pm

[quote author=punKerniKle link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=135#msg689894 date=1090312710]
I just read Old Man and the Sea and The Good Earth for my honors english class. I didnt care for them too much. They werent bad books or anything, just not my style, ya know?
[/quote]

everyone in my Sophmore English class HATED The Good Earth. I actually liked it! but opinions vary!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MysteriousMrWood on July 20, 2004, 11:40:55 pm

Everyone taking a certain history class this year who had to read The Good Earth said it was horrid. ::)

I just finished The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tindaiel on July 21, 2004, 07:12:17 pm

I liked The Good Earth! It was really long though. Speaking of long books, I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the second time. I read it in two days this time, instead of one! ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: natnat1981 on July 24, 2004, 07:15:11 am

I just finished reading Return of the King

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijsRedheadedGirl on July 24, 2004, 04:36:14 pm

Man it is lame but I just got done reading The Fellowship of the Ring. I also finnished The Secert Life of Walter Mitty a month or so ago and The complete James Thurber collection.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Tigerlily1419 on July 25, 2004, 12:42:41 am

I just finished Mercy by Jodie Picoult, and started Left For Dead by Kevin O'Brien. Ah that book is soo suspensful. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Chanterella on July 25, 2004, 04:32:51 pm

The DaVinci Code. Definitly one of the best books I have ever read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 25, 2004, 05:02:13 pm

I'm so pathetic :-\ There are so many books out there I want to read, but I just can't keep myself to read LotR again ::)

So yeah, that's what I'm reading now... ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on July 28, 2004, 12:53:55 am

i am currently reading 'how to win friends and influence people' he he he! :-[ it wasnt really a conscious decision i started reading it for inspiration for a script and then it was interesting so i am plowing through it! ha ha ha!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ranger on July 31, 2004, 12:43:05 pm

I'm currently reading "The Picture of Dorian Gray" What an awesome book. It's a little tough to read - but, so worth it!! If you've seen the movie "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" then you know who Dorian Gray is.

Lexi

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: littlehafling on July 31, 2004, 01:21:49 pm

I just finished "Silent to the Bone." an excellent book. now i'm reading "Boston Jane." it isn't particularly good but I needed a book to read. lol.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijsRedheadedGirl on August 10, 2004, 09:47:26 pm

I just got done with Nobody's Fool: The Secret Lives of Danny Kaye. Man was that a good bio. Right now I'm reading The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, don't ask.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 11, 2004, 03:39:42 am

I've just finished "Killing me softly" by Nicci French. The next book on my list is Umberto Eco's "In the name of the Rose"

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Phlegerty on August 11, 2004, 05:54:50 am

Currently: The Complete Fawlty Towers
Just Finished: Love in a cold Climate

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: bacon on August 11, 2004, 07:23:10 pm

just finished Morgawr from The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara series by Terry Brooks (really good series)
am currently reading The First King of Shannara also by Terry Brooks (duh)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MysteriousMrWood on August 15, 2004, 10:14:23 pm

The Golden Compass. Currently reading Digital Fortress.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on August 16, 2004, 12:53:43 am

Charles Manson: Music Mayhem Murder by Tommy Udo.

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Galadriel on August 16, 2004, 10:59:28 am

I just finished The Scarlet Letter for the AP English summer reading project.. I actually liked it immensely.

I'm currently reading The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahLover713 on August 18, 2004, 11:44:09 am

I read The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane for English.

It was kind of hard to understand at times. Military talk and all that. Funky dialect. But it was good, I guess. Whatever, haha.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: newfoundglory on August 19, 2004, 01:15:14 pm

Currently: The Gunslinger Stephen King
Just finished: The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver (absolutley brilliant book, I highly recommend it)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: allihav on August 19, 2004, 01:20:53 pm

Well i am currently reading The virgin sucides and i just finished a book called Teen Idol

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: newfoundglory on August 19, 2004, 01:26:47 pm

[quote author=allihav link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717476 date=1092936053]
Well i am currently reading The virgin sucides and i just finished a book called Teen Idol
[/quote]

OOH I looooved The Virgin Suicides. I read that in a day, I couldn't put it down. Great book. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: allihav on August 19, 2004, 01:32:07 pm

[quote author=It's RUBBISH! link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717481 date=1092936407]
[quote author=allihav link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717476 date=1092936053]
Well i am currently reading The virgin sucides and i just finished a book called Teen Idol
[/quote]

OOH I looooved The Virgin Suicides. I read that in a day, I couldn't put it down. Great book. :)
[/quote]
Yup it is really really good and also quite sad

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: newfoundglory on August 19, 2004, 01:34:54 pm

[quote author=allihav link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717492 date=1092936727]
[quote author=It's RUBBISH! link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717481 date=1092936407]
[quote author=allihav link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717476 date=1092936053]
Well i am currently reading The virgin sucides and i just finished a book called Teen Idol
[/quote]

OOH I looooved The Virgin Suicides. I read that in a day, I couldn't put it down. Great book. :)
[/quote]
Yup it is really really good and also quite sad
[/quote]

Yes, its very intense. I love the way its written though. The movie was done very well also.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: allihav on August 19, 2004, 01:42:39 pm

[quote author=It's RUBBISH! link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=165#msg717497 date=1092936894]
[quote author=allihav link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717492 date=1092936727]
[quote author=It's RUBBISH! link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717481 date=1092936407]
[quote author=allihav link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=150#msg717476 date=1092936053]
Well i am currently reading The virgin sucides and i just finished a book called Teen Idol
[/quote]

OOH I looooved The Virgin Suicides. I read that in a day, I couldn't put it down. Great book. :)
[/quote]
Yup it is really really good and also quite sad
[/quote]

Yes, its very intense. I love the way its written though. The movie was done very well also.
[/quote]
Yeah i love how they boys tell the story :) and i still have a couple of chapters to enjoy so yey :D Oh yeah i am going to watch the movie after i read the book i heard it was very good.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: TotalGeek on August 19, 2004, 07:37:02 pm

Cold Mountain. I'm reading End of Age right now.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elwoth on August 24, 2004, 02:29:24 pm

sophie's choice by styron (awesome book), and i'm now reading the good soldier by ford madox ford. and i don't like it so far.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MysteriousMrWood on August 24, 2004, 06:47:59 pm

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. A wonderful novel.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: rikku on August 25, 2004, 10:53:56 pm

for school over the summer i had to read this STUPID book about Andrew Jackson.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Llywela on September 01, 2004, 03:22:21 pm

Sabriel - enjoyed it greatly, wasn't expecting to though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lemonhead on September 03, 2004, 04:21:55 am

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Etahiel on September 03, 2004, 03:43:19 pm

I'm reading some of classic - "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck. I've just started the second volume. It's amazing book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Phlegerty on September 05, 2004, 03:03:17 am

High Fidelity - Nick Hornby, I've read it a billion times.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 05, 2004, 03:36:07 pm

I just finished Stephen King's Dreamcatcher.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lemonhead on September 08, 2004, 04:14:59 am

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide

(I know I just posted that I just finished a different book, but the spiderwick chronicles are quick reads.)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on September 13, 2004, 10:02:56 pm

Hello. While enjoying my Summer holiday I have read ´Animal Farm´by George Orwell. I´ve really liked it very much and I suggest it to you since it is quite different from most of the books.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on September 14, 2004, 03:14:08 am

[quote author=Llywela link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=165#msg727705 date=1094066541]
Sabriel - enjoyed it greatly, wasn't expecting to though.
[/quote]

Sabriel is a great read ;D
I'm just starting Lirael now.

I finished Lord of the Rings on Saturday night.
How proud of myself am I?!
It only took me... 6 months! lol

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MysteriousMrWood on September 17, 2004, 11:07:25 pm

Deception Point by Dan Brown, and The Bad Beginning & The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket. Currently reading The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman.

I forgot about The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: HerMajesty on September 18, 2004, 03:02:06 pm

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Raiwen on September 18, 2004, 03:56:15 pm

[quote author=HerMajesty link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=180#msg739860 date=1095534126]
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown.
[/quote]

I just finished that too. Prefer it to the Da Vinci Code, it has a better ending.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: HerMajesty on September 18, 2004, 04:20:57 pm

Lol. Yeah, I disliked Da Vinci's ending, but I'm not sure that I really liked A&D's much, either. I turned the page expecting there to be more! But it was a cute/funny end to the story -- although I wish Langdon could've mentioned that he discovered there was another copy of the Diagramma or something. That was bugging me. :-[

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Etahiel on September 19, 2004, 02:52:08 pm

[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=165#msg736878 date=1095127376]
Hello. While enjoying my Summer holiday I have read ´Animal Farm´by George Orwell. I´ve really liked it very much and I suggest it to you since it is quite different from most of the books.
[/quote]

I read it for my school this year, and it's really great and interesting book. When I was a child I saw the animated movie many times, it's also great. I saw also new movie some time ago, but I think that the book and this old, animated movie.

And now, I am just ending "The heart od the darkness" by Joseph Conrad.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elwoodsgal18 on September 19, 2004, 04:49:21 pm

The Light Fantastic- Terry Pratchett

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Etahiel on September 27, 2004, 09:16:42 am

I finished "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald today.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on September 28, 2004, 06:38:34 pm

I just finished reading A Bumblebee Flys Anyway, you know the movie Elijah was in?
It is so different from the movie which is sort of sad. I loved the movie but they missed so much stuff in it. Even if it was some little stuff there was still some stuff i wanted to see Elijah do. :-[
But thats MY opinion

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElwoodFanatic on September 29, 2004, 03:37:30 am

[quote author=hopeinspiresaction link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=180#msg745694 date=1096411114]
I just finished reading A Bumblebee Flys Anyway, you know the movie Elijah was in?
It is so different from the movie which is sort of sad. I loved the movie but they missed so much stuff in it. Even if it was some little stuff there was still some stuff i wanted to see Elijah do. :-[
But thats MY opinion
[/quote]

Interesting. I've meant to read that ever since I saw the movie.

I last read, actually I skimmed, a 1970's book on relationships. It was called Reaching Out. The parts I read were interesting. The last complete book I read was The Scarlet Letter for American Lit. I enjoyed that. Next weekend is my fall break so I'm looking forward to reading. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: cuina on October 02, 2004, 08:57:59 am

I've just read 'twee vrouwen' (= two women) By harry Mulisch.

t was for school, but iwas actually rather good. it appears in any language, but is originally dutch. that doesn't seem to happen often ::)

Also reading 'th mad ship' by robin hobb.
which is pure brilliance, as i'm sure you all know.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rosie_Posie on October 02, 2004, 05:05:53 pm

A Child Called "It" By Dave Pelzer.

It's also now my favourite book :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: punKerniKle_miSS on October 04, 2004, 02:03:28 pm

A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11, The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket A.K.A Daniel Handler. It rocks!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Dutchy on October 08, 2004, 11:58:08 am

I finished ROTK for the second time and now I'm starting in Char (just bought it today :D)

=xxx= Dutchy

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on October 08, 2004, 08:49:37 pm

Say Goodnight Gracie

It's a very awesome story behind it!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Phlegerty on October 08, 2004, 11:19:08 pm

Importance of being Earnest, Oscar Wilde, and I;m in the middleof The Dark Mirror: Book 1 The Bridei Chronicles, Juliet Marillier

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 09, 2004, 01:59:47 pm

I just finished Stephen King's "The Talisman". Great book, I absolutely loved it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 09, 2004, 04:43:11 pm

I just finished "There and Back Again, an Actor's Tale" by Sean Astin. I didn't agree with everything in the book but I really appreciated Sean's honesty about his own strengths, insecurities, emotions, opinions etc. This is going to sound weird, but reading Sean's book caused me to take him off the pedestal I had him on but it made me respect him even more. He may have personality quirks but he has character.

I also read the Bible on a nearly daily basis.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Camila_Wood on October 09, 2004, 06:24:47 pm

Well, the last book that I read was a brazilian book called "Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas"....very good!! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 10, 2004, 02:55:58 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=195#msg750832 date=1097354591]
I just finished "There and Back Again, an Actor's Tale" by Sean Astin. I didn't agree with everything in the book but I really appreciated Sean's honesty about his own strengths, insecurities, emotions, opinions etc. This is going to sound weird, but reading Sean's book caused me to take him off the pedestal I had him on but it made me respect him even more. He may have personality quirks but he has character.

[/quote]

I'm reading Sean's book right now. I love it!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lovin_pip7 on October 10, 2004, 03:14:57 pm

I am in the process of reading a book called 'Doing it.' I love it! Its a British book about the sex lives of 3 seventeen year old boys. Its extremly crude and hilarious.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rosie_Posie on October 12, 2004, 10:17:17 am

[quote author=xXMeriadocXx link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=195#msg751471 date=1097435697]
I am in the process of reading a book called 'Doing it.' I love it! Its a British book about the sex lives of 3 seventeen year old boys. Its extremly crude and hilarious.
[/quote]
OMG that book is brilliant!
I swear i couldn't put it down. I feel really sorry for Ben in it, oh and Dino, but im not too bothered about Johnothan ::)
I've lent it to half my friends and i think one of them has still go it :-\ meh i dunno, ive got too many books.

now im in the middle of "The Lost Boy" by dave Pelzer

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on October 12, 2004, 03:23:49 pm

[quote]I just finished "There and Back Again, an Actor's Tale" by Sean Astin. I didn't agree with everything in the book but I really appreciated Sean's honesty about his own strengths, insecurities, emotions, opinions etc. This is going to sound weird, but reading Sean's book caused me to take him off the pedestal I had him on but it made me respect him even more. He may have personality quirks but he has character.



I'm reading Sean's book right now. I love it! [/quote]

Hey- me too!

I've just finished 'Bridget Jones- Edge of reason'. It's hilarious! The movie looks nothing like it though!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on October 12, 2004, 05:18:46 pm

i just finished reading a book called "tenderness" by the author who wrote "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway" and i think its a role Elijah(if the book ever becomes a movie) would want to try. Its about this guy who uses his charm to win girls, then when they are least expecting it, he kills them by suffecating them. I dont know maybe he would fit it maybe not. Just heard Elijah wanted to get into darker roles and that is definintly darker.
Someone should read it and tell me if you agree or not.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: severance on October 12, 2004, 10:50:47 pm

i'm in the middle of reading 'Fargo Rock City' which is written by SPIN Magazine staff writer Chuck Klosterman. the book is about Chuck's days as a devoted heavy metal fan during his youth in 1980's rural North Dakota. it's a really funny book and i love how Chuck talks about things like slow dancing to Poison at his 9th grade dance. i'm an avid SPIN reader, and i could kinda relate to Chuck since i went through a phase in junior high when i listened to a lot of metal. but there was no slow dancing to Poison at my school dances. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on October 13, 2004, 08:12:36 am

[quote author=LegolasBuzzgirl link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=195#msg752821 date=1097609029]
[quote]I just finished "There and Back Again, an Actor's Tale" by Sean Astin. I didn't agree with everything in the book but I really appreciated Sean's honesty about his own strengths, insecurities, emotions, opinions etc. This is going to sound weird, but reading Sean's book caused me to take him off the pedestal I had him on but it made me respect him even more. He may have personality quirks but he has character.



I'm reading Sean's book right now. I love it! [/quote]

Hey- me too!

[/quote]

You have it?
Um.... Ruuuuuuuth...
You know you love me...
Can I borrow it?
*Flutters eyelashes*
Pleasums? ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 13, 2004, 12:57:23 pm

Wish I could loan it to you, Tafika. Where do you live?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on October 13, 2004, 04:38:29 pm

Yorkshire, UK.

Ruth lives round the corner.
So I'll borrow it from her if she bought it.
If it's a library thing then I'll do that.

I'm holding back on my book buying.
I buy too many books. And I have too many unread ones.

*Doesn't mention that she bought "The Art of Discworld" last week*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on October 13, 2004, 06:11:32 pm

Seans book is not a book, It is a masterpiece! ;D
so go buy it
lol

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 13, 2004, 11:13:56 pm

I agree with Hopeinspires, Sean's book is well worth buying! It you don't, though, do at least borrow it from Ruth or the library. I am afraid I am a little too far away to loan you my copy. :) I just thought I'd ask, though just in case you happened to live close by, though what would be the odds of that!?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on October 14, 2004, 06:39:55 am

Aw thanks for the thought Rose.
So sweet of you. *Hugs*

I can't buy the book. Mainly because I can't find it.
:-\
Something tells me that I'll have to order it.
Just want to borrow a copy so I can flick through first.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Helix on October 14, 2004, 07:08:28 am

The Catcher in The Rye. It's about the fifth time i've read it, such a great book. Johnny Depp's favourite i'll have you know. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on October 14, 2004, 08:55:36 am

[quote author=Helix link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=195#msg754088 date=1097752108]
The Catcher in The Rye. It's about the fifth time i've read it, such a great book. Johnny Depp's favourite i'll have you know. :D
[/quote]
what is it about?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on October 14, 2004, 10:08:50 am

[quote]You have it?
Um.... Ruuuuuuuth...
You know you love me...
Can I borrow it?
*Flutters eyelashes*
Pleasums? [/quote]

Sorry hon-I borrowed it from Kyra at school! :-\ I suggest reading it though. Run to the library girl!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodofreak016 on October 14, 2004, 01:44:02 pm

the last book i raed was W.I.T.C.H. i dont know if this book is also in english but this is a swedish book. i love this book and i have read all of them!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 14, 2004, 02:39:51 pm

I just finished Sean's book, it's great, I really loved it 8)

Next on my list is The Bumblebee Flies Anyway. I love the movie so I absolutely want to read the book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on October 14, 2004, 05:22:09 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=210#msg754292 date=1097779191]


Next on my list is The Bumblebee Flies Anyway. I love the movie so I absolutely want to read the book.
[/quote]

oh read it it is really good

but can someone explain the ending i've read and seen it a lot of times but for some reason i dont understand it
About the car flying
is it in their imagination or what?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jennilisanne on October 15, 2004, 07:25:47 am

I'm just about to finish Birdsong. Has anyone read it? It'd be great to talk to anyone about it, it's such a lovely book!

Going to try Catch 22 after that :-[!!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on October 15, 2004, 03:41:01 pm

the last book i read, not school related was.... The seance. its a great book

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 18, 2004, 03:19:47 am

I just finished The Bumblebee Flies Anyway and now I'm reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 20, 2004, 04:58:48 pm

I already answered this thread but I have read another book since then. "Desecreation" by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. It is in the "Left Behind" series. Have any of you read those. I am slowly, slowly making way through the series (usually reading other books between). That was the eighth one out of twelve.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Flea on October 21, 2004, 08:05:37 am

God's Concubine, by Sara Douglass. It's the second book in The Troy Game series. Tis way cool. Lots of fantasy-based history :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Domgirl on October 26, 2004, 11:26:41 am

'ring of darkness' - the unofficial continue of LOTR.I loved it!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: dontmesswithtrees on October 26, 2004, 01:33:47 pm

still reading 'to kill a mocking bird'.....

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 26, 2004, 02:02:16 pm

"The Little Engine that Could" :D

I read it to my children this morning.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: liladriel on October 27, 2004, 12:35:24 pm

I just read Bill Bryson's 'Neither here nor there'.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodofreak016 on October 29, 2004, 02:24:18 pm

i just completed ROTK! and that book was totally amazing! :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 29, 2004, 02:30:10 pm

[quote author=Numb_grl link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=210#msg763973 date=1099074258]
i just completed ROTK! and that book was totally amazing! :D
[/quote]

Yes, it is. I read it last year but I am "dying" to reread it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodofreak016 on October 29, 2004, 02:40:09 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=225#msg763975 date=1099074610]
[quote author=Numb_grl link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=210#msg763973 date=1099074258]
i just completed ROTK! and that book was totally amazing! :D
[/quote]

Yes, it is. I read it last year but I am "dying" to reread it.
[/quote]
lol i didn´t like the starting of it, not that mych but then it got more and more exciting. i lobe that book. it´s my fav from all three. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 29, 2004, 02:46:12 pm

[quote author=Numb_grl link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=225#msg763979 date=1099075209]
[quote author=Rose link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=225#msg763975 date=1099074610]
[quote author=Numb_grl link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=210#msg763973 date=1099074258]
i just completed ROTK! and that book was totally amazing! :D
[/quote]

Yes, it is. I read it last year but I am "dying" to reread it.
[/quote]
lol i didn´t like the starting of it, not that mych but then it got more and more exciting. i lobe that book. it´s my fav from all three. ;D
[/quote]

That's funny, I didn't like the start much either but once I got past the first couple of chapters, I loved it. It is also my favorite of the three.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodofreak016 on October 29, 2004, 02:49:42 pm

[quote author=Rose link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=225#msg763985 date=1099075572]
[quote author=Numb_grl link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=225#msg763979 date=1099075209]
[quote author=Rose link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=225#msg763975 date=1099074610]
[quote author=Numb_grl link=board=17;threadid=17640;start=210#msg763973 date=1099074258]
i just completed ROTK! and that book was totally amazing! :D
[/quote]

Yes, it is. I read it last year but I am "dying" to reread it.
[/quote]
lol i didn´t like the starting of it, not that mych but then it got more and more exciting. i lobe that book. it´s my fav from all three. ;D
[/quote]

That's funny, I didn't like the start much either but once I got past the first couple of chapters, I loved it. It is also my favorite of the three.
[/quote]
lol cool! 8) so i´m not the only one who has the same opinions ;) ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on October 31, 2004, 11:44:31 am

The Old Man and the Sea. i finished it friday morning

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 01, 2004, 12:00:36 pm

I just finished Dan Brown's Angels and Demons today. Very good book, though I prefered The Da Vinci Code.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Blackbird on November 02, 2004, 12:46:22 pm

I can only agree to Cristiel, the Da Vinci Code is ten times better then Angels and Demons...


Well my last finished books are from school, with to language majors I really don't get much else to do.
So last finished books for school:

"Letter to the Father" Franz Kafka (in german)
"Macbeth" Shakespeare

last finsihed book for pleasure was:

"Pride and Prejudice" Jane Austen - didn't turn out that great though - or I didn't get it ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lijlover16 on November 08, 2004, 09:44:46 am

I finished Meg Cabot's Teen Idol about a week ago and I working on Sean Astin's There an Back Again

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Domgirl on November 08, 2004, 03:47:23 pm

I`ve just finished 'hotel Shanhai' by V.Baum.
it`s great book,I like it so much!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on November 11, 2004, 02:32:15 pm

i just finished 'Home of the Braves'.
it is such a good book, and so realistic I criend when it was over. i wish it was longer!! :( :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 13, 2004, 04:23:47 am

I just finished "Secret Smile" by Nicci French. Liked it a lot, I love the writing style.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on November 19, 2004, 08:01:50 pm

i just finished The Lottery, by beth goobie. such a great, adult book.
it is kinda chilldish, but they use adult concepts and it was very mature. and good

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on November 25, 2004, 08:07:33 pm

[color=Blue]The book that I just finished reading is called 'Into the Garden' by Virginia Andrews - one of my favourite authors.

Into the Garden: "They began as strangers. Four teeange girls with nothing in common but their miserable childhoods. Misty, Star, Jade and Cat first came together in Dr. Marlowe's group therapy sessions. They trusted no one but each other - and even that bond was fragile at best ... Now they are coming together one more time ...

I liked reading this book very much. It is written in true Virginia Andrews style, is intriguing and a real page turner.

Before that I read 'There and Back again' and before that, I read LOTR. No explanation necessary I presume. :D[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: la parisienne on November 26, 2004, 12:49:24 am

for me it's "da vinci code".. great book

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ChickenNRiceIsNice on November 26, 2004, 11:39:03 am

'A Great and Terrible Beauty' by Libba Brey

Two months after her mother's sudden and puzzling suicide, Gemma Doyle travels from India, where she was raised, to England for her new life at an all-girls preparatory school. At Spence Academy, Gemma feels dispirited by the stringent etiquette and her classmates' cruel pecking order, but she finds herself befriended by a group of girls with aspirations of being more than "proper ladies." Aside from school troubles, Gemma is also preoccupied with nightmarish visions, and following her discovery of a long-lost diary that describes "the Order," she learns that she has supernatural abilities that link her to the spirit world, her mother, and an evil force that wants to usurp Gemma's powers. And it's almost too late before Gemma realizes that she holds the key to her own and her friends' destinies.



It's a good book...

Now I'm finishing up 'Sex and The City' by Candace Bushnell

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on November 26, 2004, 05:12:27 pm

wow, i noticed i have posted 4 different books in the past month.
anyway, i am about finished with 'The House Of The Scorpion" i have about 40 pages left! i'm so excited it is a great book and won 3 different awards!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: octipunk on November 27, 2004, 04:49:48 pm

The last book I read was the The Grim Grotto from the series of unfortunate events, and right now I'm trying to finish Cristine I'm about half way done :-\ I'm a bit of a slow reader.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mushee on November 27, 2004, 10:45:36 pm

Series of Unfortunate events, great books!!!

I just finished Bag of Bones by Stephan King, it was awsome!! Like all of his books. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Xenake on December 04, 2004, 03:06:23 pm

Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
It's about a woman who has 16 different personalities. True story, liked it. You can really get perspective on that disorder, unlike Fight Club (haven't read the book but have seen the movie) .. very surreal and more spectacular then it actually is.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: xLaurax on December 04, 2004, 06:32:22 pm

The Edge of Reason: Bridget Jones, or should it be Bridget Jones: The Edge of reason?
Oh well read it so many times, its just a flip through book because its funny yet simple.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elen on December 04, 2004, 08:39:24 pm

The last book I read is "The Blackwater Lightship" by Colm Toibin

Heres the blurb- it is Ireland in the early 1990s. Three women grandmother: Dora, her daughter Lily and granddaugter Helen have arrived after years of strife at an uneasy peace. For Helen's adored brother Declan is dying and the three of them join him in the grandmothers old house by the sea with two of his friends.

I loved this book, my favourite line from it is:

As she watched him now, his voice soaring in the last verse of the song, clearly in love with the sounds of the words he was singing, she knew that anybody else would have laid bare, in the way that he had covered, the raw areas in her which were unsettled and untrusting.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on December 10, 2004, 01:51:34 am

I'm reading a biography on Kurt Cobain, entitled 'Heavier than Heaven', by Charles R. Cross. It's good.

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Post by: stumbleine on December 10, 2004, 08:20:12 pm

I read Everything is Illuminated last month, I really loved it. I don't think I've read a book that funny and touching at the same time. Looking forward to see what the movie is like :D
I was reading 'Salem's Lot but quit to start EII and haven't picked it up since lol

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Post by: Flea on December 11, 2004, 03:16:27 am

Johnathan Strange & Mr Norrell are my current reading companions. Tiis a good book, but the writing style is very ... odd.

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Post by: tafika on December 11, 2004, 12:44:35 pm

Just finished 'Lireal' by Garth Nix.

Am now onto Terry Pratchett's 'The wee free men'

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mushee on December 12, 2004, 12:38:59 am

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and some other dude. I recommend this book to EVERYBODY. It's about Peter Pan, and how he became Peter pan, along with the creation of Neverland Island. I bought it for my brother for christmas before I even finished it, it was that good. Plus it's really easy to read, you can finish it in about two days.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on December 19, 2004, 06:35:36 pm

Hop On Pop by Dr Suess. 8)

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Post by: Emmi on December 20, 2004, 03:48:48 am

Wee Free men is great! (check out Hat full of Sky Too)

I just finished Voyager in the Outlander series, the Tempest by Shakespere, and I've reread Good Omens for the umpteenth time ;)

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Post by: Arte on December 21, 2004, 03:47:17 pm

I'm reading now Lermontov's "Hero of Our Time". I take a great intrerest in Russian classic at last time :)

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Post by: MoNkEy on December 25, 2004, 06:50:21 pm

i just finished The 3rd Dragons of Deltora book. i cant wait for the 4th!!!!!

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Post by: Silmewen on December 25, 2004, 06:53:36 pm

I j ust finishe Inkheart by Cornelia Funke and how I'm off to go steal my brother's copy of Funke's next book: Dragon Rider (I think that's what it's called).
Cornelia Funke is awesome if you like Fantasy :D She's probably one of my favorite authors

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Post by: Tigerlily1419 on December 27, 2004, 11:47:40 pm

I just read Watch them Die, another Kevin O'brien book. His books are very well-written and really suspensful; when you think you know who the killer is, something else that shatters that thoery happens.

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Post by: MrS. HuCk FiNn on December 31, 2004, 12:22:48 pm

"It Must Be Love" by Tui T. Sutherland. It's based on "A Midsummer Night's Dream". It's cute. :)

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on December 31, 2004, 12:27:23 pm

I just finished The Grim Grotto. It's part of the Unfortunate series. It's really cute.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on January 01, 2005, 05:35:49 am

I'm about to start reading A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt. I've finally got my hands on a copy. I can't wait to start it. :)

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Post by: blueangel21 on January 02, 2005, 03:25:20 am

I just finished the novel Deadline by Randy Alcorn. Really great stuff! :D

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Post by: ElijahLover713 on January 02, 2005, 10:40:13 pm

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.

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Post by: liladriel on January 03, 2005, 06:32:26 am

Anthony Kiedis' autobiography, Scar Tissue. It was really good!

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Post by: MoNkEy on January 03, 2005, 12:15:10 pm

i just finished "the kiddnapping of Christine Lattimore", and i have 1 more chapter until i finished "a Deadly Game of Magic"

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Post by: Celebrian on January 03, 2005, 01:32:15 pm

I recently finished Pride and Prejudice (again) since that is the book for my January Book Discussion Group.

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on January 03, 2005, 10:41:18 pm

the Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket

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Post by: Edhelgrimwen on January 06, 2005, 03:00:32 pm

Many Lives Many Wises by Dr. Brian L. Weiss. It's amazing and real history, i recomended.

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Post by: Miss ANna on January 09, 2005, 07:30:19 am

i read girl with a pearl earing... didt much like that!
minimum of two - which is short stories by tim winton! that was really good
and lolita- disturbing but an amazing read

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Post by: cuina on January 09, 2005, 12:21:31 pm

'small gods' by (of ocurse) Terry Pratchett.
Now I started (okay...so I'm already past the first 300 pages...) 'Ship of destiny' By Robin Hobb. The only bad thing about it is the title...

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Post by: Dwynwen on January 10, 2005, 06:53:58 am

I just finished King Lear by Shakespeare for school. it's a really great book once you get your head round the period dialect. Its full of drama and death, so check it out if that's your cup of tea! :)

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Post by: Enara on January 10, 2005, 02:57:13 pm

´The Silmarillion´ by Tolkien; it was the only book written by the professor that I had not read yet. It is so beautiful, although it is not an easy reading. I do recommend it to everyone who enjoyed ´The Hobbit´ or ´The Lord of the Rings´.

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Post by: pnutbutternshelly2 on January 11, 2005, 01:08:08 am

I just finished 'the Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath.
She's an amazing writer, but the book is so depressing.
But in an interesting way.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 11, 2005, 01:09:52 pm

You know, I never read the Bell Jar. But, I had to write a report about Sylvia Plath in school. She had a very depressing life to go along with her depressing writings. Maybe I should read it sometime. . . Right now, I am in the middle of Sean Astin's book.

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Post by: uNblessed Citrus on January 11, 2005, 03:42:26 pm

"Go Ask Alice"; Anonymous.

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on January 13, 2005, 07:11:50 am

'If I were God, I'd end all the pain' by John Dickson - a friend got me thinking about the tsunami.

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Post by: Etaeb OLC on January 14, 2005, 03:06:06 pm

The silver pigs by Lindsey Davis.

Currently reading Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis.
I'm so obsessed with her books that I send Lindsey an email to thank her for the great books. Oh and guess what she sent me an email back a few days ago, thanking me for reading her books. I think that was so kind of her. ;D ;D ;D you are great Lindsey

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Post by: Llywela on January 14, 2005, 05:31:04 pm

a series of unfortunate events, the bad beginning by Lemony Snicket.

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on February 14, 2005, 06:14:54 pm

the Case for Christ by Lee Strobel.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 14, 2005, 09:20:56 pm

I just finished The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood last night. What a disturbing book! :o I will be going to my book discussion group to talk about it on Thursday night.

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Post by: Kathleen on February 14, 2005, 09:44:11 pm

The last book I read was There and Back Again, by Sean Astin.

I'm now reading I See By My Oufit, by Peter S. Beagle.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on February 15, 2005, 02:40:01 am

I just finished "The Lovely Bones" and am now halfway through "White Oleander" written by Janet Fitch. It's about a girl who gets carried from one foster family to the next after her mother ends up in prison. It's a very good book, I'd recommend it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 15, 2005, 12:23:14 pm

Hey, Cristiel, both of those books were ones I've read for my book discussion in the past couple of years. I liked them both. But, boy, Lovely Bones was disturbing (that first chapter! :o ), and I got so mad at some of the foster parents in White Oleander. Sounds like the system needs some work if it is a realistic portrayal.

That's one of the things I love about going to a book discussion group. I read lost of good stuff that I might not think to read otherwise.

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Post by: Cristiel on February 15, 2005, 01:30:46 pm

Celebrian, I wish we had a book discussion group in the town where I live, I'd love to be a part of that. I love reading and it would be great to discuss books with other people. Sometimes it's so difficult to pick good books when I go to the library so I tend to ask friends if they can recommend me some good books. The problem however is that we seem to have a totally different taste so it never works out :-\ ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 15, 2005, 01:48:27 pm

My book discussion group is at my local library. I tend to bring the average age down (and I'm older than you are!), but I really enjoy it anyway. They're a very nice group of older ladies! ;) I know there are also groups at the Barnes and Noble bookstore here and a friend has gone to one organized through a social group - singles or something. Any chance you could find one if you looked around?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on February 15, 2005, 03:22:29 pm

Thanks for the advice. Next time when I'm at the library, I'll ask them if they know of a book discussion group in the area.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on February 16, 2005, 03:02:57 am

Latest book: Walk This Way by Aerosmith. Don't know if I have mentioned this before, but it's insanely funny, very sad and very intriguing. The Rolling Stones autobiography disappointed me because my standards were jacked up so high by Aerosmith; they really convey the sweat, blood, madness (and drugs) of a rock band, on a day-to-day basis. They don't just record the highs (no pun intended) and lows, they tell you everything. Even if it's hideously unflattering. :)

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Post by: liladriel on February 16, 2005, 08:53:17 am

I just finished 'Restaurant at the end of the Universe' from the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series. It was really funny :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on February 20, 2005, 04:10:13 pm

I just finished reading "White Oleander". I really liked it, but I wonder if foster care is really like that in the US. I can only hope it's not.

Now, I'm reading "Lucky" by Alice Sebold. It's her own personal story about how she was raped when she was 18 and how she dealt with the nightmare.

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Post by: elijahs_girl on February 20, 2005, 08:26:10 pm

I am half way through "I, Fatty" about the silent screen actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, but I have had to abandon just now because of study.
This book is so heartbreaking from what I have read, and I just found it utterly captivating. Although very sad in some parts, it still made me want to keep reading...but I'll have to see what happens next :)

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Post by: Lamplighter07 on February 21, 2005, 12:37:53 am

Right now I'm not reading anything...wow, that's sad. I just finished Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. It was very good. I wish I could write like that- strange but still understandable. Next I'm going to read Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, I got it for Christmas and haven't started it yet.

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Post by: Laerduwen on February 21, 2005, 03:38:37 pm

I just finished MacBeth, I just LOVE Shakespeare... I'd recommend anyone to read Shakespeare, but I have to say that I actually like Hamlet and Romeo&Juliet a lot more than MacBeth, although it's really not bad or anything... ;) I don't know, apart from that... Before that I read a book by Konsalik, I don't know what it's called in English... I'm currently reading Oliver Twist, I'm kind of trying to work my way through a pile of books I've collected over the last couple of years but I've never had the time to read them. ;)

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Post by: Chanterella on February 22, 2005, 05:03:13 pm

I'm currently reading Codex... but I'm not enjoying it much. :-\

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Laerduwen on February 23, 2005, 02:56:28 pm

*erm* I started reading "The unbearable lightness of being" by Milan Kundera yesterday and finished it today... That's one of the most amazing books I've ever read, that get's the thumbs up. ;)

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Post by: Seven on February 24, 2005, 12:01:19 am

I'm just finishing Italo Calvino's "Cosmicomics" -- it's such a brilliant, weird, offbeat book. :)

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Post by: magicdancer on February 24, 2005, 09:46:16 pm

"The Absolute Beginner's Guide to eBay." VERY thorough and easy to read -- and use.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: bacon on February 25, 2005, 10:21:57 am

"The Fellowship of the Ring" by Tolkien, and "Diary" by Palahniuk (author of "Fight Club" too)

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Post by: PHF1138 on March 02, 2005, 01:52:53 pm

Coraline by Neil Gaiman. I bought it last weekend thinking it would last me at least a week - nope. Try three hours. The minute I opened it, I could not put it down.
(Neil's my absolute favorite fantasy writer, period, at least for the moment. 8))

www.mousecircus.com

Title: What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: tafika on March 02, 2005, 02:57:39 pm

Same kind of deal as the "What was the last book you read?" thread.
What do you have on the go at the moment?

I've just started "Abhorsen" by Grath Nix.
And I'm on the 3rd act of "A woman of no importance" by Oscar Wilde.

Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: Llywela on March 02, 2005, 03:00:51 pm

Nearly finished Hitchikers guide to the Galaxy - by Douglas Addams.
tis really good.


Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: Cristiel on March 02, 2005, 03:05:49 pm

I'm currently reading "Lucky" by Alice Sebold.

Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on March 02, 2005, 03:16:12 pm

Currently? Well-

'Lucy sullivan is getting married' by Marian Keyes (highly recomend this- a funnier version of 'Bridget Jone's dairy')

'The fire in the forging' by Tamara Pierce. (tis ok. third of a seris)

'Sophies World' by Jostein Gaarder (V. good, phlisophy based)

Also 'streetcar named desire' by tenesse Williams and 'Everymans poetry' by John Donne for english lit.

Also waiting on 'Elegy for a lost star' by Elizabeth haydon, but that'll be a few weeks.

I'm reading lots...


Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: PHF1138 on March 02, 2005, 06:39:40 pm

Re-reading Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. I love it to death - one of the best fantasy books ever!

And some stuff for school, but that's all.

Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: Lila_ Loamsdown on March 02, 2005, 09:52:45 pm

I'm reading The Count of Monte Cristo, and am almost finished FOTR, (5th time thru the series).

Very exciting, both of them!

Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: HobbitFancier on March 02, 2005, 10:53:16 pm

We're reading "Metamorphasis" by Kafka in English right now.

I'm reading "Drei Manner im Schnee" ('Three Men in the Snow') for German class. (Yes, that one is going slowly.)

And on my own I'm reading "Across the Nightingale Floor" by Lian Hearn. I really recommend this one! It's good; part of a trilogy.

Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on March 03, 2005, 02:32:50 am

I'm reading the fifth Harry Potter again. :)

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Post by: SolskjaersGirl on March 03, 2005, 10:57:50 am

The last book I read was "The House of Sand and Fog" by Andre Dubus III -- really good read, it may seem a little slow at first but once it gets past the first chapter it's a page turner! This book left me a little sad, sad because the writer had an absolutely wonderful way of making you feel so much for the characters, no matter what they did. No matter what the inevitable end that came to them. It's an excellent book and excellently written, I totally recommend it. :)

Title: Re:What are you reading at the moment?
Post by: Kathleen on March 03, 2005, 10:19:09 pm

Right now I'm in the middle of "I See By My Outfit" by Peter S. Beagle.

I'm also reading "The Island of the Blue Dolphins" to my son. I read this when I was a little girl, and I'm really enjoying it the second time.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on March 04, 2005, 02:38:17 am

I just finished "Lucky" by Alice Sebold. It's an autobiograpical story about how she was brutally raped in a park at the age of 18 and her struggle to get over it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodomyhero on March 05, 2005, 09:09:24 am

I'm finishing up "There and Back Again" by you guessed it .. Sean Austin.. then I'm going to get into because Ive already started it "Peace like a River"

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on March 06, 2005, 12:25:01 am

Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," and "Jalna," a Canadian bestseller that has just come back into print :)

Also "Age of Innocence," one of my favorite books of all time.

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Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on March 06, 2005, 01:16:36 am

I'm reading "Trickster's Choice" by Tamora Pierce..
i love her books.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 06, 2005, 03:38:35 am

I am currently reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blinking With Fists by Billy Corgan. :)

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Post by: myFrodo on March 07, 2005, 07:48:23 pm

The last book I read is Around the World in 80 days by Jules Verne, but it is in Spanish, so I ate that book. Started and finished today. It is interesting. Before that,I finished The Lord of the Rings(the whole trilogy in one book) I cried in many chapters. At the end, I almost cried again, but I wasn't alone. My mom was there. I felt so sad because of Frodo. It's weird, but it's true!! In this case I don't like to cry in front of people.

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Post by: myFrodo on March 07, 2005, 07:51:57 pm

Next time, I will read The Lord of the Rings but in English!! I read it in Spanish and I took a month to finished it.(Dec18-Jan 23).

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Post by: Seven on March 07, 2005, 08:53:26 pm

"Namedropper" by Emma Forrest
The poetry of Goethe
and
"Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kari_Grace on March 08, 2005, 05:56:51 pm

The last book I read was The Bell Jar by Sylvia Path. It was very, very interesting, and I couldn't put it down. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on March 09, 2005, 12:26:43 am

That's a good one! :)

And now I'm reading Italo Calvino's "Invisible Cities."

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on March 09, 2005, 11:21:36 pm

I just read "Precious" which is actually a photography book. Bought it because the review mentioned Elijah being in it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on March 11, 2005, 01:15:14 am

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=315#msg836922 date=1110428496]
I just read "Precious" which is actually a photography book. Bought it because the review mentioned Elijah being in it.
[/quote]

:) Is he?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 11, 2005, 04:31:03 am

I'm still reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on March 11, 2005, 09:11:32 pm

[quote author=Seven link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=315#msg837441 date=1110521714]
[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=315#msg836922 date=1110428496]
I just read "Precious" which is actually a photography book. Bought it because the review mentioned Elijah being in it.
[/quote]

:) Is he?
[/quote]
Yes, he's included in the book because of his eyes. People were asked what part of their body was most "precious" to them, then that part was photographed and there's a quote from the person about why that particular part is "precious" to them. Has some imaginative photos in it. Dom Monaghan and Miranda Otto are both in the book, too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: miss_hazy on March 11, 2005, 11:48:56 pm

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling (of course)

I finished it last night after reading for seven consecutive hours (with the odd interruption). :P I'm still tired from that. It took me that long just to read the last half of the book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on March 12, 2005, 10:48:30 pm

Yeux, Where I can find that book Precious?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on March 13, 2005, 10:39:57 am

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=315#msg838351 date=1110685710]
Yeux, Where I can find that book, Precious?
[/quote]

You can buy it at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1576872106/qid=1110728357/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-7356186-2238349

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on March 13, 2005, 04:26:03 pm

I just finished reading Beach Music. It is a really good book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 14, 2005, 02:18:20 pm

OOOH! Hope, I read that a few years ago and it was really good. Lots of interesting characters' stories in one big story. :D

Right now, I am reading "The Mammy" by Brendan O'Carroll and it is quite amusing.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on March 14, 2005, 10:42:26 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=315#msg838560 date=1110728397]
[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=315#msg838351 date=1110685710]
Yeux, Where I can find that book, Precious?
[/quote]
You can buy it at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1576872106/qid=1110728357/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-7356186-2238349
[/quote]
Cristiel's link is correct. I bought it at amazon.com. I just went there and read the reviews. Interesting. Some people give it 5 stars and others hated it. Have to say I was a bit disappointed. A few nice photos, but most were just a waste. The one of Elijah's eyes is FAR from being the nicest I've seen.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Joanie on March 14, 2005, 11:43:38 pm

[quote author=Miss Hazy link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=315#msg837904 date=1110602936]
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling (of course)

I finished it last night after reading for seven consecutive hours (with the odd interruption). :P I'm still tired from that. It took me that long just to read the last half of the book.
[/quote]

Miss Hazy, that is a great book! I've read all the books in the series and am big Harry Potter fan. Can't wait for the Goblet movie to come out in November. I also can't wait to read the sixth installment of HP. ;D

I am currently reading "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown. Same fellow who wrote Da Vinci Code. I am enjoying it immensely. I love the tone of his books.

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Post by: magicdancer on March 14, 2005, 11:49:36 pm

Hey, Joanie, BIG H.P. fan here, too. Every book that's come out I've read almost straight through, stopping only for necessities ;D

I have both Angels & Demons and The DaVinci Code . Does it matter which one I read first? One of them will be my next book to read.

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Post by: chibi-lij on March 15, 2005, 12:09:55 am

i think eii is the last book that i've read, which was shamefully way back when elijah was filming it. that isn't to say that i haven't been reading. i have, loads in fact, but well...shall i admit?...it's all been fanfiction. i am dreadfully addicted and have even been trying my own hand at it.

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Post by: bacon on March 16, 2005, 10:32:56 am

i'm wading through Needful Things, Stephen King......every so often, i need to get my King fix.....

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Post by: Monkee on March 16, 2005, 11:00:45 am

Last book I read was required for school. 'Alas, Babylon'
It was actually good. I enjoyed reading it.. I'm trying to read the Vampire Chronicles now.. I already read the first one and halfway through the second one. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: alakina on March 17, 2005, 02:04:55 pm

bridget jones-the edge of reason. know i'm quite date back with this book, but anyway it's REALLY FUN!!! :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 20, 2005, 05:43:50 am

I read the end of A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt today. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: liladriel on March 20, 2005, 06:15:11 am

I just finished reading the Da Vinci Code.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: littlehafling on March 25, 2005, 05:32:50 pm

I just finished the first book in the series called Alanna - Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce. It was quite good, actually.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on March 26, 2005, 12:52:15 am

I just finished re-reading the fifth Harry Potter book.

I've now moved onto Pride and Prejudice. :)

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Post by: _Idril_ on March 26, 2005, 09:11:10 am

Me, exactly the same story :P
Now I'm reading a book about troy.

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Post by: liladriel on March 26, 2005, 11:10:44 am

A biography on Radiohead.

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Post by: miss_hazy on March 26, 2005, 02:18:44 pm

I reread the 1st Harry Potter yesterday. I'm really into Harry Potter now... I need to buy the 4th and 5th books, because my mom returned them to the library, and I want to read them again too. :P

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Post by: koRn on March 28, 2005, 08:36:24 am

i've just read the best little girl in the world by Steven Levenkron!
there's a movie based on this book but it's an old movie so i can't find him anywhere, has anyone of you seen it and if you've seen it can you tell me if it was good, because then I will keep looking for it.

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Post by: MrFishPillow on March 29, 2005, 11:35:46 pm

The last book i read was 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margret Atwood. I had to read it for English.

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Post by: MysteriousMrWood on March 30, 2005, 12:04:13 am

The last book I read was The Voyage of the Drawn Treader by CS Lewis. Now I'm reading Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

HAZY! You're in to Harry Potter now!? ;D ;D ;D :-*

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Post by: miss_hazy on March 30, 2005, 12:35:45 pm

[quote author=I<3Harry link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=330#msg848372 date=1112159053]
HAZY! You're in to Harry Potter now!? ;D ;D ;D :-*
[/quote]

Yeah! It's really weird, because the day my mom took the 4th and 5th out of the library, suddenly our house turned into this mega HP zone. My brother, sister and I were fighting over who got to read what book, and when. I kept stealing The Order Of The Phoenix from my brother's room. We had a fight over the books for about a week, but it all worked out. Crazy times.

I bought the first three books a couple summers ago. I really liked them, but I never really got into them, and I don't really know why.

Anyway, I guess things change. Change is good.

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Post by: ElijahLover713 on March 30, 2005, 07:11:56 pm

HP is the bomb-diggity.

Anywho, I just finished "Born Confused". It was really good, actually! Yay.

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Post by: HobbitFancier on March 30, 2005, 10:48:09 pm

I just finished "Heroes" by Robert Cormier and "Grass For His Pillow" by Lian Hearn in the past couple days. I haven't yet decided what to read next.. I've got so many books lying around to choose from!

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Post by: FourN6Chemist on March 31, 2005, 12:04:47 am

I reread Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell. I need a new book, quick :(

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on March 31, 2005, 12:07:24 am

Just finished re-reading the first Harry Potter. :)

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 31, 2005, 03:17:50 am

I finished reading Brave New World. :)

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Post by: xLaurax on March 31, 2005, 12:24:38 pm

Where Rainbows end by Cecila Ahern.

Very sweet. :)

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 01, 2005, 08:53:54 pm

hmm.... the last book I read was Ransom. its really really good. forgot the author, sorry.

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on April 01, 2005, 10:41:46 pm

The second Harry Potter. :)

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 03, 2005, 01:01:24 am

I just finished dreadful sorry by Kathryn Reiss for like the 5th time!!! that book is awesome!

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on April 04, 2005, 05:33:04 am

I am currently reading 'The Salmon of Doubt' by Douglas Adams. :)

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Post by: liladriel on April 04, 2005, 05:39:58 am

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

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Post by: bacon on April 06, 2005, 08:37:55 am

Dante's The Divine Comedy.......wow, it's an amazing book

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Post by: Kathleen on April 08, 2005, 12:07:15 am

I just finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It was very good. I like it better than Everything is Illuminated, which I read last fall. It is so sad, and yet very funny. It's about a boy whose father died in the September 11 terrorist attacks, and how he comes to grips with this, and his family. J.S. Foer is a very good writer. I can't wait for more from him.

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Post by: bacon on April 08, 2005, 10:09:20 am

[quote author=FourN6Chemist link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=345#msg849258 date=1112245487]
I reread Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell. I need a new book, quick :(
[/quote]

hey, just a suggestion. you should read Stiff: the Curious Life of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach.....it's an awesome book. extremely interesting and informative, yet hilarious at the same time....

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Post by: Enara on April 08, 2005, 01:12:14 pm

[quote author=Le Deux Machina link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=345#msg849316 date=1112257070]
I finished reading Brave New World. :)
[/quote]

I read it about 4 years ago and it has been one of my favourite movies ever since... If you have like it let me recommend you to watch the movie Gatacca with Ethan Hawke, Jude Law and Uma Thurman because it shares the theories exposed on the book...an it is a very interesting sci-fiction movie (probably one of my fav genre).

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Post by: uwaya on April 14, 2005, 07:20:06 am

"Paris Tales" compiled by Helen Constantine - perfect reading for sitting on the boulevard st germain sipping cocktails on holiday!" Which is exactly what I did!

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Post by: CrimsonRose on April 14, 2005, 06:51:13 pm

Ya-Yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells.

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Post by: Blue Star on April 14, 2005, 09:42:35 pm

The Watcher by James Howe. I don't read as much as I should, so that's why I picked up this book. I'm proud of reading this one because for the first time ever in my reading history, I finished the whole thing in a day. I just got so interested in it. Really good book, it's about troubled teens and this girl who just sits in the corner and stares at people and writes a story in a notebook. Anyway, read it for yourself and see what happens. ;)

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Post by: myFrodo on April 15, 2005, 01:21:39 am

I'm currently reading The Twelfth Angel from Og Mandino. It is a very interesting story!! If you have it, I recommend you to read it. :)

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Post by: jennilisanne on April 15, 2005, 01:42:10 pm

Just about to finish Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and have absolutly loved it, and am about halfway through Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden (hey, that's funny!), which I hate, I'm not a girly book person!!

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 15, 2005, 09:54:10 pm

I'm not quite sure if I posted this already but, I finished the SIsterhood of the Traveling Pants the other day. It was okay, surprisingly. It was so sad, but I cried in that movie Hitch, so dont listen to me! lol. but it was very good. I'm not gonna read the second or third one, though.

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Post by: Cristiel on April 16, 2005, 11:37:47 am

I just finished "The life of Pi" by Yann Martel. I absolutely loved it, can't wait until they turn this into a movie.

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Post by: BoyBandElfLover on April 18, 2005, 01:15:06 pm

I just got done reading third book in the Traveling Pants series..and am waiting not so patiently for the movie!!

Then there was Deen Koontz's Frakenstien. HOLY CRAP was that a good book. A total different take on the legend. I am..again..not so patiently for Book 2.

~Alie

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Post by: liladriel on April 18, 2005, 04:19:29 pm

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

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Post by: ElwoodFanatic on April 18, 2005, 07:23:50 pm

I just read Wise Blood by Flannery O'Conner. It was for a class. I would not have chosen to read it. It was not pleasant, although discussing it in class did make me more accepting of it once I learned the subtle themes.

I am currently reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo for the same class. This is much more enjoyable. I love reading about the characters in the small town.

Recently, I read the first four books in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events series. They were hilarious and well-written. I strongly recommend them. They have a Harry Potter feeling, but they're more lighthearted. I like how he explains words so he can use big words in a children's book while making it funny and understandable. Even the jacket cover author description was funny.

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Post by: Celebrian on April 18, 2005, 10:48:03 pm

I just finished Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.

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Post by: ElwoodFanatic on April 19, 2005, 09:04:47 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=360#msg861584 date=1113878883]
I just finished Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
[/quote]
How was that book? I was thinking about reading it.

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 20, 2005, 09:13:41 am

I just finished the last ever Deltora Quest book!!!! The Sister of the South! I'm so sad! It was very good.

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 21, 2005, 06:49:29 pm

I just finished Hoot! It is so good! I think it was too short, though. I think that about every book, though... :P

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Post by: Rose on April 21, 2005, 11:44:20 pm

Delievered from Distraction by Edward M. Hallowell

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Post by: Seven on April 22, 2005, 01:46:02 am

Wedding Nightmares. ;) It's very funny -- a bit scary, too for anyone who wants to get married!

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Post by: myFrodo on April 23, 2005, 02:58:27 pm

[color=Blue]I finished reading The Twelfth Angel by Og Mandino last week.

Now I'm currently reading Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It's a little bit hard to read because it was written in Old Spanish, but it is entertaining story. This book is a classic of the Spanish Literature. It probably take me a while to finish it.[/color]

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Post by: mayadeprei on April 23, 2005, 02:59:16 pm

the hours by Micheal Cunningham, it was a really good book!

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Post by: Cristiel on April 23, 2005, 03:11:15 pm

Today, I finished reading "PS: I love you..." by Cecilia Ahern. I liked it a lot, it's sweet and funny and very emotional, I cried at the end.

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Post by: miss_hazy on April 24, 2005, 12:55:53 am

I'm not quite finished it yet, but I plan to finish it tonight before I go to bed, or tomorrow morning. It's called Doctors Who Kill.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on April 25, 2005, 07:06:53 am

I read Blinking With Fists by Billy Corgan, again. :)

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Post by: Celebrian on April 25, 2005, 01:47:02 pm

[quote author=drømjente link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=360#msg862079 date=1113959087]
[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=360#msg861584 date=1113878883]
I just finished Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.
[/quote]
How was that book? I was thinking about reading it.
[/quote]

I thought it was good and interesting. It's not exactly a quick or easy read, but I learned quite a bit about the Iranian revolution and life under Islamic rule, particularly for women. My book discussion group had an interesting discussion about it too. And, some of the discussion of the literature was really interesting also. She discusses Pride and Prejudice which we discussed in our group in January and had an interesting perspective, so that was fun.

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 25, 2005, 05:19:22 pm

I finished reading City of Ember by Jeeane LuDaup or something.
i'm gonna start the second book tonight, maybe tomorrow!!

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 27, 2005, 04:10:30 pm

hehe, i bought the second City of Ember book, but I also bought a book called Go Ask Alice! I finished that a few minutes ago! it was so good! hehe

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Post by: frodomyhero on April 28, 2005, 09:18:18 pm

The End of the Third Age, by Christopher Tolkien.
and now I'm reading Roverandam by JRR Tolkien.

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Post by: MoNkEy on April 29, 2005, 07:55:17 pm

I'm so mad! i'm in the midle of reading 3 books right now!
Taming the Star Runner, People of Sparks, and Farewell to Manzanar. i'm going to finish People of Sparks tonight and then Taming the Star Runner tomorrow night!
EDIT:

Quote:
and now I'm reading Roverandam by JRR Tolkien.

oh! you gave me an idea! I started to read that book along time ago, but I never finished! its cute!

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Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on May 01, 2005, 03:30:06 pm

I just finnished a really good memoir this morning. It is Clay Aiken's 'Learning to Sing'. It's something I recommend.

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Post by: Stiers on May 01, 2005, 06:03:51 pm

I just finished The Halflings Gem last night. It was a really good book ;D

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Post by: Xenake on May 03, 2005, 03:33:51 pm

Tokyo by Mo Hayder.
It's good book, but it scares me. Alot of gross parts, and this one character, aargh. Freaky.

Next book I will read is Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews.

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Post by: MoNkEy on May 03, 2005, 07:20:35 pm

I finally finished People of Sparks last night, and I'm pretty close to finishing Taming the Star Runner. I'm so happy! I have really good books on my summer reading list!

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Post by: Llywela on May 04, 2005, 10:13:03 am

The melancholy death of Oyster Boy (and other stories) by Tim Burton.
teh pictures are so cute.

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Post by: elflvr04 on May 05, 2005, 12:37:46 pm

I don't get a whole lot of reading in these days but I finished reading the accounts told by Rita Marley in her book called "No woman no cry".She took a lot of shite from Bob but maintained the relationship for her kids and self reliance.I personally couldn't have done it but she did and lived to tell about it.I guess in Jamaica it was a whole different world than in the US.

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Post by: myFrodo on May 05, 2005, 05:04:56 pm

Yesterday, May 4 I finished Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and then I started to read Hope for the Troubled Heart by Billy Graham. One book after another. :D

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Post by: Cristiel on May 06, 2005, 04:28:27 am

Yesterday, I finished reading "The Return of the Shadow" book 6 of "The History of Middle Earth" and book 1 from "The History of The Lord of the Rings" by Christopher and J.R.R. Tolkien.

It's really fascinating to see how the story evolved and the way characters developed. Did you know that Frodo wasn't Frodo but Bingo in the very first drafts? And that Aragorn was in fact a Hobbit called Trotter?

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Post by: Seven on May 08, 2005, 12:16:03 am

I get dizzy whenever I try to imagine Aragorn as "Trotter."

"Queen of the Damned" by Anne Rice. Epic vampire adventure -- pretty cool.

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Post by: liladriel on May 08, 2005, 05:52:36 am

'Shopaholic Ties The Knot' by Sophie Kinsella :P

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Post by: HalfFling on May 10, 2005, 05:07:04 pm

I just finished reading Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code last night and I've just started the fourth book. I just started reading the series like last week and I really like it.

I would recommend the first three and from what I have read the fourth book too.

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Post by: Dwynwen on May 12, 2005, 05:57:02 am

I just finished reading the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, and am now reading the restaurant at the end of the universe, both by Douglas Adams. They are so funny!! And Marvin is the best!! ^^ You should read it just for Marvin! Depressing robots are cool, lol ;D

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Post by: Cristiel on May 12, 2005, 06:00:49 am

I finished Stephen King's "It" yesterday. Next one on the list is "The Little Friend" by Donna Tartt.

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Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on May 12, 2005, 07:14:23 am

Just read 'The color Purple'. Wasn't sure what I was expecting, but it was a really good book, and watching this 14 year old develope into a woman, then an old lady was so inspiring!

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Post by: Colleen on May 13, 2005, 06:56:11 pm

Locked In Time- i forget who its by cause i had to rush it back to the library cause it was overdue, so i wasnt really paying attention

its very easy read...but deffinately one of the best books ive ever read

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Post by: Miss ANna on May 14, 2005, 05:02:01 am

i have just read 'A View from the bridge' by arthur miller. It was pretty good! good reference to the good old greek tradgedy.

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Post by: MoNkEy on May 14, 2005, 10:39:23 am

I finished reading Stephen Kings, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. very good book!!

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Post by: Etaeb OLC on May 15, 2005, 04:43:53 am

Just read a little in Rumble fish by S.E. Hinton.

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Post by: Misz_Mii on May 15, 2005, 03:13:40 pm

[color=Blue]Hello people!!

The last book i read was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I read it because I had a school project and I needed that book :) I hate reading and I never start reading a book myself... but when I'm reading I can't stop anymore!! Hihi Bit strange, isn't it?

Kisses, Pam.[/color]

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Post by: Kari_Grace on May 16, 2005, 06:29:33 pm

The last book I read was one for school. It was The Tall Woman. Never, ever read it. It's a book about Appalachian history, and that bores me. However, it may just be because I'm from Appalachia. LOL. You might like it, I don't know.

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Post by: MysteriousMrWood on May 16, 2005, 09:25:09 pm

I finished Falling Angels, by Tracy Chevalier (she also wrote Girl With a Pearl Earring) - it was pretty good. I kind of miss reading it.

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Post by: Monkee on May 18, 2005, 07:43:19 pm

Last book I read was Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH for AR points at school, lol! ;D

Right now, I'm halfway through The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice. I'm reading the Vampire Chronicles. :)

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Post by: Kathleen on May 19, 2005, 02:45:43 pm

The last book I read was Missing Persons by Stephen White. Now I'm reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


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Post by: Celebrian on May 19, 2005, 11:17:54 pm

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

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Post by: Xenake on May 21, 2005, 06:00:28 pm

Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews. Now starting to read Sophie's world.

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Post by: Cristiel on May 21, 2005, 06:37:10 pm

[quote author=Xenake link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg877297 date=1116712828]
Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews.
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I loved that book. Are you going to read the rest of the series as well, Xenake?

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Post by: Tsuno on May 21, 2005, 06:53:31 pm

I finished "The Tale of the Body Thief" by Anne Rice yesterday and I already started reading "Merrick", another book by Anne Rice.
I love The Vampire Chronicles 8) (although, as you can see, my bookstore doesn't allow me to read them chronologically *sigh* I still have to read Memnoch the Devil, one of the earlier volumes of TVC)

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Post by: Celebrian on May 21, 2005, 10:37:04 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg877321 date=1116715030]
[quote author=Xenake link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg877297 date=1116712828]
Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews.
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I loved that book. Are you going to read the rest of the series as well, Xenake?
[/quote]

I read that whole series years ago. Some of the later ones are not quite as good, but I loved the early ones! ;)

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Post by: Xenake on May 22, 2005, 12:12:00 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg877321 date=1116715030]
[quote author=Xenake link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg877297 date=1116712828]
Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews.
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I loved that book. Are you going to read the rest of the series as well, Xenake?
[/quote]

Yup, I think so ;) I'm curious about what will happen

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Post by: CrimsonRose on May 23, 2005, 06:29:30 pm

The New Civil War: The Lesbian and Gay Struggle for Civil Rights by Diane Silver. I read it for my Social Problems class but I would definitely read it again. I'm not going to say what it's about because it's all in the title.

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Post by: Seven on May 24, 2005, 12:22:52 am

Edith Wharton's "Twilight Sleep," which is a social satire on the 1920s about empty-soulled people who join cults, party and do anything to distract themselves. What's scary is how relevant it still is.

Addition: Now I'm reading "Sex With Kings," a book about royal mistresses through history. It's very funny, very thought-provoking, and not nearly as raunchy as the title suggests.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on May 25, 2005, 02:25:02 am

[quote author=[Pandora] link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg876083 date=1116459799]
I'm reading the Vampire Chronicles. :)
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Awesome. :)

[quote author=Kathleen link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg876389 date=1116528343]
Now I'm reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Good choice. That is without a doubt, the funniest book I have ever read. I hope you enjoy it. :)

I haven't really read anything for a while, I've been so busy. The last book was Brave New World for my English Studies class, but I did read a bit of Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn. :)

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Post by: MoNkEy on May 25, 2005, 06:07:21 pm

I am shame faced! the last book I read was Free-fall and that was over a week ago!! :-[

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Post by: Caz on May 26, 2005, 05:07:56 pm

[quote author=Xenake link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=405#msg877297 date=1116712828]
Flowers in the attic by Virginia Andrews. Now starting to read Sophie's world.
[/quote]

[color=Blue]Two books which I love very much! :D

In fact I really like V. Andrews generally as an author. The very first book V.C. Andrews book I read (about 10 years ago) was actually Flowers in the Attic! :)

The last book I read was the Hobbit ;) and currently I am reading The Summons by John Grisham, another one of my favourite authors. :)[/color]

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Post by: Mushee on May 28, 2005, 03:10:37 pm

I just finished a book called The Bean Trees for english camp. I don't remember who the author is exactly. Barbara kingsolver or something. It's about this girl who grew up in rural kentucky, and then a few years out of high school she decided to leave town. When she was driving through Oklahoma she was given a small native american girl she named turtle. It was pretty interesting, and a fun easy read for when you're bored.

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Post by: Celebrian on May 28, 2005, 11:29:29 pm

I just read "The Bumblebee Flies Anyway" by Robert Cormier.

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Post by: Etaeb OLC on May 29, 2005, 03:30:35 am

I'm just finishing Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis.
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/hobbitheinze/419534s.jpg[/IMG]
I love all her books.

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Post by: PHF1138 on May 29, 2005, 04:56:56 pm

Just finished Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It's a hilariously funny look at the Apocalypse - very British humor, sort of Douglas Adams-esque. And I love Neil Gaiman anyway, so I was looking forward to reading this one. (Next on my summer reading list is the first of the Dark Tower novels by Stephen King.)

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Post by: myFrodo on May 29, 2005, 10:35:54 pm

Last Sunday I finished Hope for the Troubled Heart by Billy Graham. The book is really inspirational I recommend it to everyone. :D

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Post by: Seven on May 30, 2005, 12:14:49 am

"Conrad's Fate," by Diana Wynne Jones. It's the latest of her Chrestomanci series, and it's really funny, imaginative and strange. Very British sort of story, but with a chaotic edge.

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Post by: Llywela on May 30, 2005, 09:59:55 am

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
(I <3 Henry)


Quote:
Now I'm reading "Sex With Kings," a book about royal mistresses through history. It's very funny, very thought-provoking, and not nearly as raunchy as the title suggests.

who wrote it?
sounds interesting.

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Post by: Seven on May 30, 2005, 11:16:07 pm

Eleanor Herman. :)

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Post by: mayadeprei on May 31, 2005, 04:41:04 am

Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson! Great book! just a great book!!

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Post by: Lemonhead on June 05, 2005, 06:29:43 pm

The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived by Robert Rankin.

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Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on June 09, 2005, 06:08:48 am

'Last chance saloon' by Marian Keyes. Bridget Jones style but a hell of a lot better. Focuses on three freinds and their lives.

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Post by: Finny on June 10, 2005, 12:40:23 am

The last book I read was Devil's Waltz by Jonathon Kellerman. A very good book about Munchausen by Proxy syndrome (a type of facsious disorder where a parent or other caregiver makes a child ill simply for their--the parent's--own gratification; Munchausen syndrome is where the patient makes him or herself ill on purpose for their own gratification). The main character is one Alex Delaware, who appears in many of Kellernan's novels.

Currently, I am reading Robin's Diary (about Robin Scorpio from General Hospital, A Tale of Time City by Diana Wynne Jones, The Complete Book of M*A*S*H, and all five books in Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising sequence. All of which are very good books, in my opinion, though DiR is definitely the best. Oh! I'm also reading volume one of the Gravitation manga (Japanese comics, related to anime, Japanese animation), and quite enjoying it.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on June 11, 2005, 03:07:33 am

The last book I read was Jinx and right now I'm reading The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. :)

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Post by: xLaurax on June 11, 2005, 04:14:05 pm

Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. :)

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Post by: MoNkEy on June 14, 2005, 08:32:56 am

I finished Star Girl and now I'm reading Eragon :)

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Post by: shy girl on June 14, 2005, 01:27:26 pm

Well, it's not really a book, but i read "Hop-Frog" By Edgar Allan Poe.


P.S. MoNkEy-I love the art work. Noodle Boy rocks!

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Post by: doxiegrl1 on June 14, 2005, 05:33:09 pm

I just finished Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. Great book.

I'm going to start Ayn Rand's Anthem next.

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Post by: Celebrian on June 15, 2005, 02:17:16 pm

I finished Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer a couple of days ago.

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Post by: MrFishPillow on June 15, 2005, 08:48:41 pm

I just finished reading 'Jinx' for a school assignment. The whole book was written in poetry.

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Post by: ivy_jo on June 17, 2005, 10:21:21 am

The last book I read was "lord of the flies" By William Golding for my GCSE english lit. exam. I've begun to really hate this book, it's quite dull. I like the symbolisms and the ideas behind it, but the basic story is boooooring.

I am currently reading "the Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. It's fantastic, i can't put it down. I find it really fascinating, it's well written and keeps you hooked throughout...not a dull moment in it (so far :P ).

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Post by: damestelle on June 19, 2005, 01:28:12 am

I just finished The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera...a stunning and beautiful novel if ever there was one. Currently reading Elie Wiesal's Night Trilogy...and after that a non-fiction entitled The Haunted Land, which is about Europe after the fall of Communism.

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Post by: myFrodo on June 21, 2005, 12:55:43 am

[color=Orange]Last month, I finished reading Hope for a Troubled Heart from Billy Graham.

Now, I'm actually reading Tales of the Alahambra by Washington Irving. It talks about legends about the muslims. Its really good. I started it on Friday :D[/color]

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on June 21, 2005, 01:29:29 am

I last read the Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. :)

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on June 21, 2005, 01:33:28 am

I have to read the play Stolen by Jane Harrison, for English.

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Post by: Dwynwen on June 21, 2005, 07:51:41 am

[quote author=xLaurax link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=420#msg885082 date=1118520845]
Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. :)
[/quote]

wow, me too! :)

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Post by: ElijahLover713 on June 21, 2005, 01:19:38 pm

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" by Ann Brashares.

I highly recommend it. :)

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Post by: Cristiel on June 21, 2005, 02:48:01 pm

I just finished Michael Cunningham's "The Hours". It' s bit depressing but he really has an amazing writing style.

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Post by: liladriel on June 22, 2005, 01:27:54 pm

I just finished reading Smashed: Growing Up a Drunk Girl by Koren Zailchas. Really good, I'd definetely recommend it and I think anyone whos's every been drunk before would relate to it.

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Post by: ladyluck on June 22, 2005, 07:48:51 pm

the last book I read was The Lovely Bones, I really liked it. Now the next book I will be reading is , Girls in Pants, Third Summer of The Sisterhood. Actually haven't read the first two book of the series. :)

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Post by: ElijahLover713 on June 23, 2005, 02:26:39 pm

[quote author=ladyluck link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=435#msg889250 date=1119484131]
the last book I read was The Lovely Bones, I really liked it. Now the next book I will be reading is , Girls in Pants, Third Summer of The Sisterhood. Actually haven't read the first two book of the series. :)
[/quote]

PANTS PANTS PANTS!!! I absolutely love this series! You should definitely read the other two, they're great! In fact, I'm re-reading them now before I read #3, because I just got it. Hooray!

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Post by: Tsuno on June 24, 2005, 10:36:59 am

I just finished Merrick by Anne Rice, another great Vampire chronicle.
Now I'm reading Blood and Gold, another Anne Rice book...

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Post by: tafika on June 24, 2005, 05:06:37 pm

"Eric" by Terry Pratchett.
I'm now half way through "The colour of magic" also by Pratchett. :D

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Post by: _pippin_took_ on June 24, 2005, 09:40:26 pm

currently reading "goblet of fire" -JK rowling.
I just finished Eragon though.. cant remember the author though :-[

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Post by: Annouille on June 29, 2005, 08:58:10 am

In this moment I read Graal Cycle by Jean Markale. The Cycle is separating in 8 volumes, I'm reading the second. It's very good.

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Post by: BeatingHurt on July 02, 2005, 07:25:28 am

The last book I've read is in Armenian and I don't think if any of u know it "Vardananq" it's about a great battel against the Persians. ::) And the last book by non-Armenian writer is " Jonathan Livingston Seagull " by Richard Bach:) Now I'm half way through "Illusions" again by Richard Bach:)

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Post by: myFrodo on July 02, 2005, 09:54:56 pm

I just finished Tales of the Alahambra by Washigton Irwing. It's pretty good!! ;)

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Post by: liladriel on July 03, 2005, 03:13:44 am

I just finished Bejing Doll by Chun Sue. Pretty good, I'm into diary/memoir books right now.

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Post by: Enara on July 03, 2005, 07:05:26 am

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=450#msg892887 date=1120355696]
I just finished Tales of the Alahambra by Washigton Irwing. It's pretty good!! ;)
[/quote]

Hey, MyFrodo I am happy to hear you enjoyed the book. Do you know something? I live in the city where The Alhambra is placed...

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Post by: GreenEyes on July 06, 2005, 03:00:25 pm

I can´t remember the last book I finished. I always start 20 books at the same time and then don´t finish any of them. LOL.

Right now I´m reading: Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Before that I started: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

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Post by: damestelle on July 06, 2005, 10:40:37 pm

I just read the Pulitzer Prize winning bookThe Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by journalist Tina Rosenberg...she is an amazing writer who makes reading non-fiction enjoyable

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Post by: Kari_Grace on July 07, 2005, 04:49:49 pm

I just read "Firestarter" by Steven King. It was superb. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Post by: Cristiel on July 09, 2005, 12:43:45 pm

I just finished reading "The Treason of Isengard" book 7 of "The History of Middle Earth" and book 2 from "The History of The Lord of the Rings" by Christopher and J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Post by: Xenake on July 10, 2005, 02:58:54 pm

Petals in the Wind, the second book of the Dollanganger series by Virginia Andrews.
Currently reading If there be thorns, the third one and House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewksi.

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Post by: doxiegrl1 on July 13, 2005, 01:03:40 am

I loved House of Leaves!

My God, that book blew me away. I could not put it down! Heh. I was sitting in the middle of class while reading the expleicit sex scene between Johnny and that girl in the car, and it was really akward. People would give me weird looks as I would turn the book in all directions to read it.

[quote author=tafika link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=450#msg889937 date=1119647197]
I'm now half way through "The colour of magic" also by Pratchett. :D
[/quote]
Ah, I read that for Brit Lit. I loved it. I haven't read any other Pratchett yet. One of my friends is insisting that I read the Science of Discworld because we're both science dorks.

I just finished Black Boy by Richard Wright. It's nothing spectacular, but not horrible. I read How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Alvarez a little bit ago. I love the author. In the past few weeks, I've also read Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

I'm almost done with the Third Lemony Snicket book right now.

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Post by: liladriel on July 13, 2005, 05:05:06 am

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson. I really want to see the film of it now.

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Post by: Cristiel on July 17, 2005, 04:12:48 pm

I just finished reading "The War of the Ring" book 8 of "The History of Middle Earth" and book 3 from "The History of The Lord of the Rings" by Christopher and J.R.R. Tolkien.

One to go ;D

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on July 17, 2005, 09:17:10 pm

I'm re-reading As Nature Made Him. :)

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on July 18, 2005, 02:24:16 am

I just finished reading C. S. Lewis' Prince Caspian. I'm now reading the next book of the Chronicles of Narnia (the Voyage of the Dawn Treader) and the new HP. :)

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Post by: MrFishPillow on July 18, 2005, 04:54:19 am

I just finished re-reading 'Heavier than Heaver' by Charles R. Cross. Its a biography about Kurt Cobain.

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Post by: SolskjaersGirl on July 18, 2005, 04:56:13 am

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling - absolute brilliance!

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Post by: PHF1138 on July 18, 2005, 11:06:07 pm

^^Ditto. ;D BRILLIANT!! I also just finished Season of Mists, volume four of the Sandman graphic novels by Neil Gaiman. Which was also brilliant, but far be it from me to steal the thunder from good ol' J.K.

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Post by: liladriel on July 19, 2005, 04:15:24 pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ;)

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Post by: HalfFling on July 20, 2005, 02:03:25 pm

Half Blood Prince ;D

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Post by: elijahs_girl on July 23, 2005, 01:00:13 pm

Harry Potter, Harry Potter!!! ;D

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Post by: ChickenNRiceIsNice on July 23, 2005, 02:55:03 pm

Wedding Season..

Now I'm reading Harry Potter

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Post by: Cristiel on July 24, 2005, 04:35:42 am

I just finished "Sauron Defeated" the last book from "The History of the Lord of the Rings".

And yeah, I'm also reading what everyone else is reading right now ;D

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Post by: Chanterella on July 24, 2005, 05:32:14 pm

Half-Blood Prince. :) Which I will read again at least 374630 times.

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Post by: tafika on July 25, 2005, 07:41:56 am

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
*Bawls*

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Post by: MrFishPillow on July 25, 2005, 09:08:01 am

Im reading Marilyn Manson: The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell. It's an autobiography but some bits were written by Neil Strauss. Sarah, I am going to make you read this book. I like it. Little disturbing :-\. But great none the less. :)

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Post by: elijahwoodfans1413 on July 25, 2005, 02:00:45 pm

Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, and it was brilliant :o
I've also read Star Wars Revenge of the Sith

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Post by: Cristiel on July 26, 2005, 04:10:08 am

I guess this is getting really boring ::)

Harry Potter ;D Absolutely brilliant!

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Post by: elwoodsgal18 on July 26, 2005, 11:43:25 pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Before that I read Cold Sassy Tree. It was an excellent book, I recommend it.

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on July 26, 2005, 11:44:43 pm

Daddy's Girl by Mary Higgins Clark. A great read.

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Post by: liladriel on July 27, 2005, 04:46:02 am

I'm reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell at the moment.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on July 27, 2005, 10:28:24 pm

Angela's Ashes for like, the ninth time. I'm going to use it in my negotiated study. :)

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on July 27, 2005, 10:29:56 pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Ah, great book, great book. :)

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Post by: liladriel on July 28, 2005, 09:33:15 am

I'm going to read 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' when I'm on holiday. I've heard it's really good :)

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on July 28, 2005, 11:41:31 am

I was going to read that on my own, but then learned we are going to read it for English next year.

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Post by: Kathleen on July 28, 2005, 03:43:14 pm

I read Garden of Beasts by Jeffrey Deaver. A good historical spy thriller.


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Post by: ElijahLover713 on July 28, 2005, 08:05:58 pm

HBP, baby. Amazing, as usual! Le sigh.

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on July 28, 2005, 10:12:12 pm

I just finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
There were so many twists in the plot. I loved it.

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Post by: myFrodo on July 31, 2005, 11:15:34 pm

[color=Orange]I just finished The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien. I read it at Barnes & Nobles Book Store(yesterday I read chapter 1 thru 5 and today I read chapters 6 thru 19) It is pretty good.

I'm currently reading El General en su Laberinto(The General in his Labyrinth) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.[/color]

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Post by: doxiegrl1 on August 01, 2005, 01:28:47 am

Harry Potter 6
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
now I'm reading Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card.

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Post by: PHF1138 on August 01, 2005, 12:41:54 pm

Just finished re-reading HBP; now I'm working on War of the Worlds and Les Miserables.

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Post by: Lijlovergirl on August 01, 2005, 12:45:15 pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer ~Doomsday Deck by Diana G. Gallagher

~Stephy~

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Post by: Etaeb OLC on August 01, 2005, 01:56:05 pm

I'm just reading "The Fox and the Faith" by Dan Parkinson.
Its about this young Irish navy officer who is wanted for treason, he ends up as a fugetive. Plays during the Colonial times in America around the Delaware coast.
Its not bad so far.

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Post by: Enara on August 01, 2005, 02:02:54 pm

[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=480#msg902386 date=1122914514]
now I'm working on War of the Worlds.
[/quote]

I read it many years ago and really enjoyed it. I am sure you will like it!!

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Post by: HalfFling on August 02, 2005, 02:24:29 am

I just read Anthem by Ayn Rand. I didn't like it all that much but I had to read it for school. It wasn't that bad I just think it kind of went over my head! LOL. Oh well.

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Post by: EatMyWords____ on August 02, 2005, 10:21:04 am

I just finished reading "Echo In Time" by Traci Harding, very good. Loved it.

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Post by: elwoodsangel5000 on August 02, 2005, 02:06:09 pm

The last book I read was I Don't Want To Live This Life and I'm still reading the book, I Don't Want To Live This Life.

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Post by: Cristiel on August 02, 2005, 04:52:13 pm

I just finished "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix". I wanted to read it again after I'd finished "HP and the Halfblood Prince".

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on August 02, 2005, 09:40:49 pm

I re-read Blinking With Fists by Billy Corgan. I'm into re-reading things right now. :)

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Post by: Enara on August 03, 2005, 10:47:12 pm

Now I am reading a novel named "The Dante Club" written by Matthew Pearl. I am finding it fascinating. It is about a series of murderers inspired by different parts of the "Inferno" by Dante. It is so interesting how it mixes both history and fiction...

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Post by: xLaurax on August 06, 2005, 04:50:28 pm

I just read 'About a boy' by Nick Hornby. I <3 it, I've read it so many times.

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Post by: I_LOVE_MY_BOYZ on August 07, 2005, 01:43:28 pm

I just re-read harry potter and the order of the phonix. and now i'm reading harry potter and the half-blood prince. I'm on page 400+, and, what can i say? harry potter ROCKS!

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Post by: Colleen on August 07, 2005, 06:00:41 pm

Locked In Time- i dont know who its by, but its amazing. i could never get sick of this book.

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Post by: Celebrian on August 09, 2005, 06:43:46 pm

I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince earlier today.

While I was away, I also read Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, Girl in Blue Hyacinth by Susan Vreeland and Year of Wonders whose author I can't recall at the moment. All were very good though.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on August 10, 2005, 01:46:00 am

I'm currently reading an Angela's Ashes study guide. 8)

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on August 12, 2005, 08:43:19 pm

I'm reading the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. :)

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Post by: doxiegrl1 on August 14, 2005, 12:07:38 am

[quote author=Le Deux Machina link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=495#msg905465 date=1123652760]
I'm currently reading an Angela's Ashes study guide. 8)
[/quote]
We might read that in AP Lang this year; the book, not the study guide.

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Post by: liladriel on August 14, 2005, 09:50:01 am

I read 'It So Happens' by Patricia Ferguson and 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee when I was on holiday. Both were good :)

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Post by: myFrodo on August 14, 2005, 11:55:43 pm

I've finished The General in his Labyrith by Gabriel Garcia Marquez yesterday. I will start Managing your Emotions by Joyce Meyer.

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Post by: Annouille on August 17, 2005, 04:53:56 am

I went to finish to read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! It's so beautifull, so sad! That's the best tome I read from Rowling. :D

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Post by: tafika on August 18, 2005, 10:32:18 am

"The Colour of Magic" by Terry Pratchett.
I'm now working on "The Light Fantastic" also by Pratchett.

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Post by: Lemonhead on August 18, 2005, 11:54:42 pm

LOOOOOVE Terry Pratchett! Especially the suitcase with legs


Last book I read:
The Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived by Robert Rankin

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Post by: PHF1138 on August 20, 2005, 09:56:43 am

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It's sort of a prequal to The DaVinci Code - set in Rome instead of Paris, and they're looking at the works of Bernini instead of DaVinci, but it's a similar pace. Good stuff.

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Post by: JudyC0925 on August 21, 2005, 01:51:37 am

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=510#msg907144 date=1124078143]
I've finished The General in his Labyrith by Gabriel Garcia Marquez yesterday. I will start Managing your Emotions by Joyce Meyer.
[/quote]

How did you liike The General in his Labyrinth? :)

The last book I read was Harry Potter: HBP and before that, Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Right now I'm reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire and should finish that by next week. After Wicked, I'm going to read 100 Years of Solitude by Marquez, so that's why I asked. :)

Judy

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Post by: Lafkadio on August 22, 2005, 08:24:09 am

A chekhov's :)

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Post by: mayadeprei on August 22, 2005, 10:12:21 am

Harry Potter! Oh my god, I cried, a lot :'(

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Post by: ladyluck on August 24, 2005, 01:12:34 pm

right now I am reading "EMMA AND ME", its quite good, story told thru the
eyes of a 8 year old child and her sister. 8)

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Post by: miss_hazy on August 25, 2005, 04:14:44 pm

I read "James And The Giant Peach". I found it on the floor in my bedroom, and I realized that I didn't remember what it was about, since I hadn't read it for around eight years. So I read it.

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Post by: jo567 on August 25, 2005, 04:43:50 pm

The last book i read was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It made me cry :( I'm gonna start reading the Da Vinci Code soon because everyone ive spoken to says its really good...

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Post by: liladriel on August 25, 2005, 05:07:11 pm

I'm reading 'The State We're In' by Will Hutton. It's a politics book, for school next year.

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Post by: ladyluck on August 25, 2005, 11:08:42 pm

Hello again, correction on the title of the last book I read
it is "Me and Emma". I just finished it tonight and it has
a very surprising twist near the end. It is a must read for
just about anyone.The author is Elizabeth Flock. 8)

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Post by: Cristiel on September 01, 2005, 02:40:11 am

I just finished Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" and am now rereading one of my all time favorite books "Memoires of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden.

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Post by: liladriel on September 03, 2005, 09:19:46 am

I'm reading 'The Winner' by David Baldacci.

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Post by: 0o0Leentje0o0 on September 03, 2005, 10:49:35 am

I`m reading "achtste groepers huilen niet" (I have no idea how I have to translate that to english) at the moment. I`ve almost finished it.

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Post by: Monkee on September 03, 2005, 08:40:34 pm

I read Tom Sawyer for school... Personal reading, I've been putting off "The Vampire Lestat" forever. ::) need to finish that.

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Post by: Colleen on September 04, 2005, 06:35:26 pm

Hangman's Curse by Frank Peretti. its a very creepy book, but very very good. one of my favorites

i just started Nightmare Acadamy. its a sequal to Hangman's Curse.

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Post by: PHF1138 on September 04, 2005, 10:36:09 pm

Just finished "A Game of You" - volume 5 of The Sandman.

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on September 05, 2005, 09:12:09 pm

I just finished reading "The Five People You Meet in Heaven".
It is so good, I was bawling by the time I got to the last page.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on September 05, 2005, 09:15:09 pm

[quote author=hopeinspiresaction link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=525#msg914639 date=1125969129]
I just finished reading "The Five People You Meet in Heaven".
It is so good, I was bawling by the time I got to the last page.

[/quote]
ooo, i heard that was really good by a few friends. what is it about?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on September 05, 2005, 09:21:51 pm

It's about this guy who is killed and before he can really get into heaven he has to meet five people and they tell him how they changed each others lives and give him life lessons.
It's really good, I highly recomend it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on September 09, 2005, 11:39:57 pm

[color=Blue]I've finished yesterday Managing your emotions by Joyce Meyer. It is a very interesting book. I recommend it to you.

Now, I'm currently reading Everything Is Iluminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. Yes, I got the book on Sunday, August 28. :D I want to read it before I watch the movie. This is my second book in English that I read, my first was Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn. I'll try to read more books in English. All my other books were in Spanish. I'm translating the titles for you. I read Spanish versions of them like the last one I read.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 10, 2005, 06:16:19 am

I just finished one of my all time favorite books, "Memoires of a Gheisha" by Arther Golden. The movie is coming out later in the year and I can't wait to see it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on September 12, 2005, 01:51:53 pm

Haven't quite finished it yet, but I'm in the process of reading this books called The Ghost Writer, by John Harwood, and it's really good! It's about this boy who 'meets' this girl, Alice, through this international penpal network, and through their letters to each other they eventually fall in love. Only they've never met face to face, because he has no money to travel and she's confined to a wheelchair because of a car accident. He decides that he's going to scrounge up some money to come visit her, sort of as a surprise. But in the meantime, his mother has this incredibly secret history that he keeps hearing bits and pieces of, and he keeps stumbling across strange manuscripts that she keeps hidden in a locked cupboard in her room - ghost stories the he think were written by his great grandmother. AND the stories he finds are all written out, in their entirety, in this book. It's really cool!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: KingWaldoForADay on September 18, 2005, 07:50:20 pm

the last book i read, (i didnt have time to finish b/c it was a library book) was Roses Are Red by James Patterson. It is very good. We read Othello in english class and I liked that.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: TotalGeek on September 19, 2005, 01:35:30 am

Twelfth Night by Shakespeare.

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Post by: Colleen on September 19, 2005, 07:17:09 pm

[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=525#msg916602 date=1126547513]
Haven't quite finished it yet, but I'm in the process of reading this books called The Ghost Writer, by John Harwood, and it's really good! It's about this boy who 'meets' this girl, Alice, through this international penpal network, and through their letters to each other they eventually fall in love. Only they've never met face to face, because he has no money to travel and she's confined to a wheelchair because of a car accident. He decides that he's going to scrounge up some money to come visit her, sort of as a surprise. But in the meantime, his mother has this incredibly secret history that he keeps hearing bits and pieces of, and he keeps stumbling across strange manuscripts that she keeps hidden in a locked cupboard in her room - ghost stories the he think were written by his great grandmother. AND the stories he finds are all written out, in their entirety, in this book. It's really cool!
[/quote]
my friend was telling me about this book! i really want to read it, it sounds so amazing.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on September 30, 2005, 11:00:50 pm

I just read "The Lost Boy" by Dave Pelzer, again.

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=525#msg915939 date=1126347379]
I just finished one of my all time favorite books, "Memoires of a Gheisha" by Arther Golden. The movie is coming out later in the year and I can't wait to see it.
[/quote]

Oh, wow. I didn't know it was going to be a movie!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on October 02, 2005, 09:33:32 pm

[quote author=Moonlit Sky link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=525#msg918600 date=1127171829]
my friend was telling me about this book! i really want to read it, it sounds so amazing.
[/quote]
Yeah, you should check it out! Actually, I think it would be perfect for you - nice and spooky but not too graphic or gross, and the ending is such a surprise. (Now that I've finished it - woot!) You should read it!

(Just finished Sandman volume 6 - "Fables and Reflections." Just four more to go!)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on October 03, 2005, 02:50:46 pm

The Light Fantastic by Pratchett.

I'm now reading Tess of the d'Urbervilles, HP - GoF, and Birdsong.

It's all too much to keep up with. lolz ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 03, 2005, 07:53:28 pm

I'm reading It's not about the bike by Lance Armstrong, with Sally Jenkins. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: akabrits on October 03, 2005, 08:11:53 pm

Everything is Illuminated, actually. Wonderful book. I would go see the movie even if it didn't have Lij in it just because I love the book so much....wonderful thing he is in it ;D

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Post by: 0o0Leentje0o0 on October 06, 2005, 09:42:14 am

Domenica`s Dreams :)

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Post by: myFrodo on October 06, 2005, 02:41:26 pm

I'm not finished Everything is Iluminated, yet(I have one chapter left, then I will finished) Along with it, I'm started reading on September 25, Better together- What on earth are we here for? by Rick Warren. It's a wonderful devotional christian book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: akabrits on October 06, 2005, 06:08:06 pm

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=540#msg923365 date=1128624086]
I'm not finished Everything is Iluminated, yet(I have one chapter left, then I will finished) Along with it, I'm started reading on September 25, Better together- What on earth are we here for? by Rick Warren. It's a wonderful devotional christian book.
[/quote]

I've been wanting to read that book! (By Rick Warren) Tell me how you like it :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on October 07, 2005, 08:52:07 pm

"Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. It is the novel in which the script of "Apocalypse Now" was based on. I´ve found it pretty amazing.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on October 07, 2005, 09:11:20 pm

[color=Blue]I've just finished Everything is Iluminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
Probably, I will begin to read 40 days of Purpose- What on earth I am here for? by Rick Warren.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on October 08, 2005, 12:24:24 pm

The last book/play I finnished reading was "Cyrano de Bergerac." I just started to read "The Phantom of the Opera."

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LegolasBuzzgirl on October 13, 2005, 03:48:17 pm

^Ooh- I want to read phantom but it always looked so tedious... *Is lazy she admits it*

Just finsihed 'Birdsong' and 'Sushi for beginners'. Hghly recomend both (the first is WW1 based with a bit of a love story and some highly gory scene, plus some sex bits, and the latter is a romantic comedy thing which is just hillarious and easy reading despite being really long- it reads quickly!)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on October 15, 2005, 09:56:02 am

[quote author=LegolasBuzzgirl link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=540#msg925786 date=1129232897]
^Ooh- I want to read phantom but it always looked so tedious... *Is lazy she admits it*

Just finsihed 'Birdsong' and 'Sushi for beginners'. Hghly recomend both (the first is WW1 based with a bit of a love story and some highly gory scene, plus some sex bits, and the latter is a romantic comedy thing which is just hillarious and easy reading despite being really long- it reads quickly!)
[/quote]

I highly recommend Phantom to you. You will love it. :-*

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Post by: mayadeprei on October 16, 2005, 05:57:41 am

'The body artist' by De lilo. I didn't like it at all, it was very strange...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on October 16, 2005, 03:56:39 pm


Quote:
I just started to read "The Phantom of the Opera."

i just finished it. it was amazing, i loved it. i now am starting "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen

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Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on October 16, 2005, 05:56:22 pm

[quote author=Moonlit Sky link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=540#msg927034 date=1129492599]

Quote:
I just started to read "The Phantom of the Opera."

i just finished it. it was amazing, i loved it. i now am starting "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen
[/quote]

Ah, I love the story of "Pride & Prejudice". I've not read the book, but I want to.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on October 17, 2005, 01:48:12 pm

War of the Worlds - finished, finally! WOOHOO! I am SO glad I can cross that off my Must Read list now. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on October 17, 2005, 02:46:28 pm

[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=540#msg927321 date=1129571292]
War of the Worlds - finished, finally! WOOHOO! I am SO glad I can cross that off my Must Read list now. ;D
[/quote]

Did you like it?? I read it some years ago and enjoyed...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: CrimsonRose on October 18, 2005, 10:49:18 am

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter-Carson McCulley

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on October 18, 2005, 06:01:21 pm

[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=555#msg927339 date=1129574788]
[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=540#msg927321 date=1129571292]
War of the Worlds - finished, finally! WOOHOO! I am SO glad I can cross that off my Must Read list now. ;D
[/quote]

Did you like it?? I read it some years ago and enjoyed...
[/quote]
I did, I liked it quite a lot. It was harder to get through than I thought it would be - usually I really like that era of fiction. But yes, I did like it! I still prefer Asimov and Ray Bradbury though, in terms of classical science fiction.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: sorceress1986 on October 18, 2005, 08:52:20 pm

Last book I read.................

I think it was...Alice in Wonderland. Barne & Noble has this set of books that fit in your pocket, but they are unabridged versions of classic novels, and my grandfather, a retired teacher, gave me about a dozen of them for Christmas last year, and I haven't had time to read them this summer, darn the Harry Potter!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 19, 2005, 07:03:21 am

I'm reading a lame one for English.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on October 19, 2005, 12:33:52 pm

[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=555#msg927841 date=1129672881]
I still prefer Asimov and Ray Bradbury though, in terms of classical science fiction.
[/quote]

Yes me too!! Specially Asimov. He is one of my favourite...
:)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: doremi77 on October 19, 2005, 03:58:46 pm

The last book I've read was 'The Hobbit'.

Currently I'm reading a book about climatic change and 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'. The latter is in English and I read it aloud to my boyfriend every evening before going to bed. Best therapy against rusty English and thick German accents. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElwoodFanatic on October 19, 2005, 06:44:12 pm

I just finished reading David Sedaris's book Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. Before that I had read his earlier book Me Talk Pretty Someday. The Pretty book was especially funny.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on October 19, 2005, 09:34:53 pm

I just finnished "Phantom of the Opera" which I totally love! :)
Now I am reading "Night" for my advanced World Lit. class.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodomyhero on October 20, 2005, 04:58:18 pm

I'm reading Everything is Illuminated.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 23, 2005, 12:59:06 am

Right now I'm reading "American Psycho" by Bret Eaton Ellis.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on October 23, 2005, 04:31:43 am

The last book I read was 'The Hobbit' & 'Let Sleeping Vets Lie' by James Herriot
At the minute I'm reading 'A Guide To Tolkien'
Professor J R R Tolkien really is a literary genius!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 26, 2005, 06:21:26 pm

[quote author=CrimsonRose link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=555#msg927610 date=1129646958]
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter-Carson McCulley
[/quote]

I just came in to say I finished this last night and what was right near the top of the page? ;D

Well, me too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on November 03, 2005, 10:14:03 pm

The last book I read was Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz! It was amazingly good!! I loved it! :-*
Right now I'm reading One Door Away From Heaven, also by Dean Koontz!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on November 07, 2005, 11:59:09 am

[color=Blue]The last books I read are Better Together- What on earth are we here for?(in English) and The Purpose Driven Life(Spanish Version) both by Rick Warren. I finished them on Saturday November 5.
Both are great books, I recommend them to you, girls. :D[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 07, 2005, 01:12:37 pm

The last book I read was Barefoot Heart by Elva Trevino Hart. It was good and very interesting.

Now, I'm re-reading FOTR with the LOTR reading club here. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on November 09, 2005, 05:52:00 pm

I'm currently reading(started yesterday) El amor en los tiempos del cólera(Love in the times of cholera) by Gabriel García Márquez.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on November 09, 2005, 05:58:05 pm

Northanger Abbey by jane austin...
It turned out to be ok but i wouldn't really recomend it. Pride and Prejudice is a much better read! northanger's very repedative

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Llywela on November 11, 2005, 06:56:28 am

Good Omens.
loved it. ;D
I've now started Remains of A Day, for english. So far it's very dull.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 11, 2005, 07:13:09 am

^^Hope it picks up!

I like reading biographies.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 27, 2005, 10:17:54 pm

I just finished (like 10 minutes ago), The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It was a great book. I recommend it. I learned a lot about Afghan and Afghan-American history and culture and it was a really interesting story with well-drawn characters and a good (if heart-wrenching) story. I will be discussing it at a book discussion group in a few weeks.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elwoodsgal18 on November 28, 2005, 09:21:14 pm

I just finishd Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire... for the fifth time. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on December 02, 2005, 11:08:25 pm

the Hobbit!!!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 03, 2005, 11:33:13 am

[quote author=MoNkEy link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=570#msg947877 date=1133582905]
the Hobbit!!!
[/quote]

[color=Blue]And did you enjoy reading it?? Is this your first Tolkien book or have you already read others as LOTR or The Silmarilion?

I read it long ago, and although I liked it, LOTR is still my favourite.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on December 03, 2005, 12:16:10 pm

I've read The Hobbit and I LOVED it!

BTW can you please tell my brother to stop ruining A Whole New World! >:(



;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Arya on December 03, 2005, 01:48:04 pm

I love The Hobbit too!!!!!!!!!!I'd like to see the film of the book shot by Peter Jackson of course! ;)

Anyway...Victoria's brother (because I don't know his name... ::)) can you stop ruining that BEAUTIFUL SONG, please???...Do it for me and for your nice sister, thanks! :)

;D ;D ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on December 03, 2005, 01:51:47 pm

Thanks for that Silvia! he really has stopped now! :D

I think it should people from LOTR that do The Hobbit

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on December 07, 2005, 12:30:56 am

[color=Orange]The last book I read was The Love in the Times of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I finished it on November 29 when I was in Boston. It was really good.
Now I'm currently reading(started on December 5) Cronicas de una muerte anunciada(Chronicles of an Announced Death) by the same author.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 07, 2005, 01:31:39 pm

I finished The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe yesterday. (Again. I read it as a child, but I got it from the library for my son and decided to re-read it.)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 07, 2005, 01:33:46 pm

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=570#msg949822 date=1133933456]
[color=Orange]The last book I read was The Love in the Times of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I finished it on November 29 when I was in Boston. It was really good.
Now I'm currently reading(started on December 5) Cronicas de una muerte anunciada(Chronicles of an Announced Death) by the same author.[/color]

[/quote]

"Crónicas de una muerte anunciada" has been one of my favourite books since I read it... it is an amazing story. García Márquez is a brilliant writer.
:)

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=570#msg949994 date=1133980299]
I finished The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe yesterday. (Again. I read it as a child, but I got it from the library for my son and decided to re-read it.)
[/quote]

And how was re-reading it after a long time?? Did you enjoy it?? :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 07, 2005, 01:48:55 pm

Yes, I did enjoy re-reading LWW. I relly didn't remember any details from when I read it as a child, so it was mostly "new" again. My son lked it and is reading more of the series now. I might read more of them too if I get a chance, but I am reading FOTR with the reading group here, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 07, 2005, 01:50:02 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=585#msg950006 date=1133981335]
Yes, I did enjoy re-reading LWW. I relly didn't remember any details from when I read it as a child, so it was mostly "new" again. My son lked it and is reading more of the series now. I might read more of them too if I get a chance, but I am reading FOTR with the reading group here, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have.
[/quote]

Will you take your son to see the movie??

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 07, 2005, 01:53:03 pm

That's a good question. I want to read some about it and check the rating (is it PG - does anyone know?). If I hear good things about it I might, but if it sounds like it might be scary, we might wait for the DVD. Some films are better for him on the small screen where we can easily turn it off if things get too intense. That's how he has seen the Harry Potter films (he has read all 6 books). I'll have to talk to my husband about it too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 07, 2005, 06:31:56 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=585#msg950009 date=1133981583]
That's a good question. I want to read some about it and check the rating (is it PG - does anyone know?). If I hear good things about it I might, but if it sounds like it might be scary, we might wait for the DVD. Some films are better for him on the small screen where we can easily turn it off if things get too intense. That's how he has seen the Harry Potter films (he has read all 6 books). I'll have to talk to my husband about it too.
[/quote]

[color=Blue]That sounds like a sensible argument. And let me congratulate you for having a son who is such a great reader, it is not very common.
[/color] :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 07, 2005, 09:30:59 pm

[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=585#msg950165 date=1133998316]

[color=Blue]That sounds like a sensible argument. And let me congratulate you for having a son who is such a great reader, it is not very common.
[/color] :)
[/quote]

Thanks. And, yes, my son is an absolutley voracious reader. There have been times when my biggest challenge was keeping the child in books since I'd bring home 10-12 from the library at a time and he'd finish them in a few days. ::) Now that he is reading more of the series that are a bit longer it is not as difficult. Fortunately.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on December 11, 2005, 01:00:54 pm

Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.

Finally! It's over!
Worst. Book. Ever.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on December 11, 2005, 02:41:54 pm

Harry 5... i let myself read something a bit easier, before that i'd read two jane austins which was intense! gave up on the third one - persuassions because it seemed to be going no where!


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kari_Grace on December 13, 2005, 09:07:29 pm

The last book I read was The Awakening by Kate Chopin. It's an AMAZING book, but it has kind of a sucky ending. If you're ever wanting to read anything about women's rights or liberation, though ... you might want to check it out. I also read Macbeth recently, and I HATED it ... which is odd, cause I adore Shakespeare!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on December 16, 2005, 09:26:11 pm

[color=Green]I finished on Wednesday, December 14 Cronicas de una muerte anunciada(Chronicles of an Announced Death) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

I just started reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. It will be take me about a month; the book is in English.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 16, 2005, 09:53:51 pm

I finished the Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis yesterday. I wonder if they will make that one into a movie too. If LWW does well (and I think they are doing Prince Caspian next) I suspect they will. Might as well milk the series for all it's worth. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on December 17, 2005, 07:32:21 am

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=585#msg953573 date=1134786371]
[color=Green]

I just started reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. It will be take me about a month; the book is in English.[/color]

[/quote]

Oh, that's one of my all time favorite books. I love it and can't wait to see the film. Let me know what you think about the book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Arya on December 17, 2005, 01:12:01 pm

I've just finished to read The Stand by Stephen King...I think it's a very interesting book! I like it even it's a bit scary.... ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 17, 2005, 03:08:32 pm

[quote author=Arya link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=585#msg953689 date=1134843121]
I've just finished to read The Stand by Stephen King...I think it's a very interesting book! I like it even it's a bit scary.... ::)
[/quote]

What is that book about? I have read many of his books, but in Spanish, and now I don´t know which one could fit with that title in English...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Arya on December 17, 2005, 03:17:28 pm

It's about an epidemic that kills lots of people and only few persons survive...in Italian the title sounds like the Scorpion Shadow..Did you read it? What do you think about it if you did?...It's sad...one of my favourite character dies... :-\

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 17, 2005, 03:22:15 pm

Mmmm...I think I´ve missed that one...although it sounds familiar to me, but I´ll check it and try to read it. I do love Stephen King´s novels...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on December 17, 2005, 09:01:20 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=585#msg953655 date=1134822741]
[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=585#msg953573 date=1134786371]
[color=Green]

I just started reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. It will be take me about a month; the book is in English.[/color]

[/quote]

Oh, that's one of my all time favorite books. I love it and can't wait to see the film.
[/quote]

[color=Blue]Same here!! :D

~~

I'm currently reading The Shining. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 18, 2005, 10:56:43 am

I love The Shining... both the book and the movie.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on December 18, 2005, 04:42:01 pm

[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=600#msg953971 date=1134921403]
I love The Shining... both the book and the movie.
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[color=Blue]Do you prefer the original or the remake?
:)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on December 19, 2005, 01:59:00 pm

[color=Blue]The original... it is much better than the remake.
What do you think??[/color]

:D

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Post by: shiredrops on December 20, 2005, 09:45:59 am

I've just read The Asti Spumante Code. It's a parody of the Da Vinci Code and it is absolutely hilarious. You really need to the Da Vinci Code first to appreciate it though. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Xenake on December 22, 2005, 09:21:07 am

The first one of Harry Potter. ;D

Shamefully, the first time I read it. :-[ But hey, better late than never!

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Post by: Arya on December 22, 2005, 11:35:50 am

Now you must read the second one, then the third etc ;D They're great!

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Post by: Elijahs Impact on December 22, 2005, 12:52:06 pm

Yurgh!

I'm about to start reading two new books whilst still reading a different one!
I'm reading 'A Guide To Tolkien' but on Sunday I'll be starting 'There and Back again' and 'So Me'!

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Post by: PHF1138 on December 22, 2005, 06:06:13 pm

I've just FINALLY gotten finished with Rebecca by Daphne DuMarier. It's the book that was the basis for a very old, very rare Hitchcock movie that I absolutely love. It's about this girl who falls in love with and marries millionare Maximillian de Winter, some months after his previous wife, Rebecca, dies from drowning. (Supposedly.) But once she moves in to his enormous house, all the servants start treating her funny and she hears little snatches of conversations that just don't fit. It's really creepy and atmospheric - DuMarier has a real gift for getting you to see the world through the narrator's eyes. The internal dialogue is brilliant.

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Post by: rikku on December 22, 2005, 06:48:18 pm

we just finished "julius caesar" not long ago in school... i dont read much on my own

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Post by: Celebrian on December 22, 2005, 09:22:58 pm

I finished Fellowship of the Ring today which I'm reading with the online reading group.

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Post by: mayadeprei on December 23, 2005, 05:36:49 am

Harry potter 6 for the second time :)


God I love this book, though it was confusing in soem parts! I want to know what happens!!!!!

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Post by: Arya on December 23, 2005, 10:12:14 am

[quote author=Artanis link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=600#msg956166 date=1135334209]
Harry potter 6 for the second time :)


God I love this book, though it was confusing in soem parts! I want to know what happens!!!!!
[/quote]
me too! I'm still counting down the days for the 6th book ...only 14 days! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: rikku on December 23, 2005, 06:42:00 pm

how could you be counting the days for the 6th book if you've already read it?

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Post by: Arya on December 24, 2005, 04:25:39 am

No, I haven't read it yet :-\! but I want to know what happens too! I'm waiting for the Italian version...I prefer read books in my mother language..

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Post by: Lijah_Lover_89 on December 24, 2005, 02:13:17 pm

Dont You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey

its probably a third grade book, but it was the only thing available when I got bored. lol

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Post by: blooming_wood on December 26, 2005, 06:58:48 pm

Beowolf..I heard it inspired J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on December 26, 2005, 11:13:13 pm

The DaVinci Code......and it was awesome. Read it straight through. Couldn't put it down. Will read Angels and Demons next, I think.

There was a wonderful article in Newsweek listing all the cast for the film of The DaVinci Code. Sounds perfect.....should be a great film.


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Post by: Elijahs Impact on December 29, 2005, 11:25:05 am

So Me by Graham Norton such a powerful book! I got it Sunday December 25th 2005 and I finished it Wednesday December 28th 2005.
"Childhood: dull. Oh yes, there was the cross-dressing and the bed-wetting ... But what was brilliant about my parents was that they never made me feel like anything I did was out of the ordinary. They never panicked, and what they hoped were phases turned out to be just that. My slightly stained mattress was as dry as unbuttered Swedish crispbread and I didn't insist on packing any pretty clothes when I headed off to boarding school. You can imagine my parents' joy - their good behaviour had been rewarded, their son was normal and ordinary. Isn't life cruel?"

This autobiography by Graham tells his story of his first gay experiences, going up as a Protestant, Cockroach infested partments, his first love, his hippy days, falling asleep whilst Debbie Reynolds talked to him, meeting Dolly Parton, and saying goodbye to his father.
*****
I highly recommend you read this book!

So Me

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Post by: BabyBee on January 02, 2006, 03:09:44 am

[color=Orange]Catcher in the Rye. AMAZING. Simply amazing.

I need to read more though, because that was a while ago.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on January 05, 2006, 09:08:01 pm

Just finished a book called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Can't remember the author, but it's very, very good. Read it in all of two days; that's it. It's narrated by an autistic boy, around 15 years old at the time, who decides to investigate the mysterious and gruesome death of a neighborhood dog. What happens is he uncovers some other mysteries as well. It's incredible, the way it gets inside this kid's head - I highly, highly recommend checking it out.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Xenake on January 06, 2006, 04:15:50 pm

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban *drool*

So muchos better than the first two books, also better than the movie!

God I was totally freaking out about it, heh. I'm calm now. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 09, 2006, 02:11:42 pm

I recently finished "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal" by Eric Schlosser. Very illuminating. And disturbing. I never realized the ramifications of the growth of the fast food chains and their power.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on January 09, 2006, 02:18:09 pm

[color=Blue]Now, I am re-reading "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley... one of my favourite of all time.
I love science fiction and this is a brilliant story!![/color]

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Post by: myFrodo on January 12, 2006, 12:06:45 am

[color=Orange]I finished reading "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Golden yesterday, Wednesday January 11th. I saw the movie and it is faithful to the book,it got a few changes only.
I will start reading "Wild Swans" by JungChang today January 12th.[/color]

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Post by: Elijahs Impact on January 12, 2006, 09:57:28 am

SHOPGIRL!

I love, love, LOVE this book! I recommend it to y'all! I cannot wait for the film this year!

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Post by: Storyteller on January 13, 2006, 07:15:17 am

Enara, I love Brave New World! Really good book and a cautionary tale that is very applicable today.

I am currently rereading The Silmarillion with others at my board. I'm getting much more out of it this time, but that always happens when I read with others.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 13, 2006, 02:03:47 pm

I finished A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel last night. It is a memoir about her childhood and is a quick read, light and entertaining. We will be discussing it at my in-person book discussion group (as opposed to the online LOTR discussion group here) next week.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Dollface on January 13, 2006, 02:07:24 pm

Just finished Some of the Dharma (Jack Kerouac) Amazing book. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on January 14, 2006, 07:47:21 am

leadership by rudy guiliani
twas really good! very smart guy... bit of a hard slog at times though

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on January 15, 2006, 12:40:44 pm

I just finished "Girlfriend in a coma" by Douglas Coupland. I liked it a lot though it was totally different than I had expected it to be. I'd recommend it to everyone who likes to read books that are not predictable at all.

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Post by: myFrodo on January 18, 2006, 10:24:48 pm

[color=Blue]I went to the library with my sister(January 18th)and I read Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was surprising for me to read it. The book is really sweet, funny and enchanting.
[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on January 19, 2006, 12:50:34 am

I just finished Escape in Iraq. It is about an American who was held hostage there and managed to escape. The man who was held hostage wrote it himself. His name is Thomas Hamill. The book was really good. Thomas Hamill was very honest and open about everything.

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Post by: magicdancer on January 19, 2006, 07:19:21 am

Gee, I commend you, Rose, for even finding the time to read. :o That sounds like a very interesting book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on January 19, 2006, 10:09:27 pm

Thanks, Yeux! :-* It is a challenge to find time to read but I had been wanting to read this book ever since my hubby ordered it six months ago so I made myself take the time to read it. It was worth it.

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Post by: littlehafling on January 20, 2006, 08:55:28 am

I just finished reading "O Pioneers!" by Willa Cather for school. ::) It's as boring as it sounds. However, if you like the pioneer stuff, you'll love this book. I just found the plot to be very boring and cliche. Lots of forbidden love and all that. :P Yup, just thought I'd pop in and let everyone know. ;)

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Post by: Arya on January 21, 2006, 04:16:32 pm

I finished HP6 some days ago and now I'm reading The Chronicles of Narnia :)

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Post by: miSsliPgLoSoNastiK on January 26, 2006, 06:13:17 am

I finished Thief of Time by Terry Pratchet a week or two ago. Good book. :)

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Post by: myFrodo on January 28, 2006, 11:54:36 pm

I finished today, Wild Swans by Jung Chang. Its about the real life story of the author's family living on Mao's Communist China. I'm highly recommend it. Tomorrow, January 29th, I will start reading Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on January 29, 2006, 01:11:16 am

Finally got around to reading "Brief Lives" - volume seven of The Sandman by Neil Gaiman - and am currently simul-reading both Queen of the Damned and Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader'.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on January 29, 2006, 05:38:24 am

[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=615#msg960687 date=1136513281]
Just finished a book called The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Can't remember the author, but it's very, very good. Read it in all of two days; that's it. It's narrated by an autistic boy, around 15 years old at the time, who decides to investigate the mysterious and gruesome death of a neighborhood dog. What happens is he uncovers some other mysteries as well. It's incredible, the way it gets inside this kid's head - I highly, highly recommend checking it out.
[/quote]
I loved that book! read it about a year ago but it was so good! i just loved how well the guy portrayed the autism in a way that you weren't feeling overly sympathetic but really got to understand the way he thought!

I finally read 1984 about a month ago! that was fantastic! i loved it! i found it so thought provoking! no wonder its stood the test of time!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on January 30, 2006, 06:05:40 am

Yesterday, I finished "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian".

Now, onto the next book ;D

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Post by: MoNkEy on January 30, 2006, 02:49:25 pm

I'm really really close to being done with "the Chosen"
i have less than 1 chapter left :)

its a really great book about two Jewish boys and yeah... its great.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 30, 2006, 05:11:14 pm

On Saturday, I finished Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. It was really good and very interesting, but sad. It's about women in 19th century China, the restrictions they lived under and the process of footbinding (very disturbing!).

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Post by: mumi on January 31, 2006, 07:51:25 am

The last book I read is "Sphere" Michael Crichton but the whats last year ::)

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Post by: Rose on January 31, 2006, 11:16:42 pm

Return of the King. :D

The books that have been posted here since I last posted sound really intriguing. *wishes she had more time to read*

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on January 31, 2006, 11:55:20 pm

I re-read "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: canidreamagain on February 02, 2006, 08:45:52 am

right now im trying to finish 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. ive been reading it forever and i've never been able to finish it

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LaRomana on February 02, 2006, 12:10:07 pm

the last book that I read is Italian and I can't translate it!!! :-[
The italian title is "Ma le stelle quante sono?" maybe after I'll try to translate ;D
It's a very beautiful book!!!

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Post by: ladyluck on February 02, 2006, 12:25:13 pm

right now I am trying to read Everything is Illulminated, started reading it awhile ago, but put it down and haven't picked it up since, must make myself read....must make myself read.....I keep telling myself lol.

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Post by: I_met_the_hobbits on February 02, 2006, 03:18:38 pm

Last book I read was the forth Harry Potter book (I read it beofre I saw the movie) I was a little disappointed in the movie, but I love the book. I NOW reading the following: "Everythign is Illuminated", Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix", and "Chicken Soup for the brides soul."

yeah i know, why read so mauch at a time, its a bad habit I get inot. awell. I am soon to read the 6th Harry potter and the Sean AStin book when it gets to my house...a friend is GIVING IT TO ME! OH how I love ORC friends ;)

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Post by: melancholyXdreams on February 04, 2006, 11:30:06 pm

The last book I finished was Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince on the plane home from LA. ;D Now I'm reading the 5th book, and anxiously awaiting the movie.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on February 06, 2006, 09:03:55 pm

[color=Green]The last book I read today (February 6th)was Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells.
Right now, I just started reading its sequel, Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood by the same author. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on February 07, 2006, 10:51:12 pm

Rewriting History by Dick Morris

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Post by: Enara on February 09, 2006, 03:27:19 pm

1984 by George Orwell... I love science fiction!!!!

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Post by: tiram90 on February 10, 2006, 12:23:52 pm

Dream-catcher by Stephen King. Loved it! At the moment I'm reading LOTR and The hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on February 11, 2006, 02:48:32 am

[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=645#msg976961 date=1139516839]
1984 by George Orwell... I love science fiction!!!!
[/quote]
how awesome is that book!?

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Post by: Celebrian on February 11, 2006, 10:03:47 pm

I finished Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt last night.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on February 14, 2006, 03:50:23 pm

Today February 14th, I finished reading Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells.

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Post by: elwoodsangel5000 on February 14, 2006, 11:28:03 pm

I just got finished reading One Flew Over The Cuocuo's Nest in English. That book wasn't that bad, actually. I recomenned reading it if you haven't.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: TotalGeek on February 18, 2006, 07:21:47 pm

Memoirs of a Geisha

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on February 19, 2006, 02:33:54 am

"Jinx" for school.

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Post by: curious bout efans on February 19, 2006, 10:33:46 pm

I'm very slowly making my way through the Chronicles of Narnia. I'm just finishing up Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Not bad! I even like Eustace. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on February 21, 2006, 12:37:57 pm

I just finished "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. Wonderful book, one of the best I've ever read.

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Post by: TotalGeek on February 21, 2006, 06:43:35 pm

I just finished 'To Kill a Mockingbird' It was for school, but I still really enjoyed it. Slow start though. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on February 22, 2006, 03:21:31 am

the start is a bit tough to get through the first time. But TKAM is such a good book. If you need any help TG pm me cos i studied it too and did well

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Post by: Celebrian on February 25, 2006, 10:05:24 pm

I finished Wicked, by Gregory McGuire this morning. It was very interesting and thought-provoking. :D

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Post by: curious bout efans on February 26, 2006, 05:27:21 am

I re-read most of Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters today. It was good times. :D

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Post by: HeavenlyLij on February 26, 2006, 10:59:16 pm

I'm a few pages from finishing The Door to December by Dean Koontz. I'm a Koontzaholic. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on February 27, 2006, 06:05:22 am

I finished Kate Mosse's "Labyrinth" yesterday. Very fascinating and interesting, I hardly was able to put it down. I recommend it to everyone who loved "The Da Vinci Code".

Next on the list is "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 27, 2006, 10:59:51 pm

I finished The Two Towers this afternoon which I've been re-reading with our reading group. I'll be starting ROTK again tomorrow. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: TotalGeek on March 06, 2006, 01:26:48 am

I began to read the Chronicles of Narnia as well, and finished The Magicans Nephew. I really liked it. Can't wait to see it on the big-screen!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: daadsta on March 06, 2006, 08:36:47 pm

I'm in the middle of about ten different books right now. All at the same time, I had four different people thrust books into my hands and tell me to read it. Except they did it in a nicer way than I described.
Anyway I'm reading:
*The Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks. Hopefully I'll finish this soon so I can get to the more exciting books in the series.
*Tithe and Valiant, both by Holly Black
*Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
*The Mediator Series by Meg Cabbot. Different thank God from the Princess Diaries, but a little too girly-like for me.

And this week we're starting The Adventures of Huck Finn. I'm pretty excited about it since I read Tom Sawyer two years ago and have been wanting to read Huck Finn ever since. I think we might watch the movie too. ;) I swear, that had no influence on my wanting to read it though!

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Post by: Celebrian on March 07, 2006, 10:46:00 pm

Tonight I finished The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elizabeth Robinson. It was actually quite interesting because the main character is a movie producer trying to make a version of Don Quixote. So, assuming that it is reasonably accurate, I learned a bit about what a producer does and it showed some of the problems about taking classic literature and adapting it for the screen.

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Post by: TotalGeek on March 08, 2006, 07:08:15 pm

[quote author=*ANna* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=660#msg982513 date=1140596491]
the start is a bit tough to get through the first time. But TKAM is such a good book. If you need any help TG pm me cos i studied it too and did well
[/quote]

Thanks! ;D I'll be sure to do that if I do need help.

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Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on March 08, 2006, 07:25:38 pm

The last book I read was (the majority of) Hiroshima Diary. Very graphic.

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Post by: Miss ANna on March 10, 2006, 09:05:18 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=660#msg988582 date=1141789560]
Tonight I finished The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elizabeth Robinson. It was actually quite interesting because the main character is a movie producer trying to make a version of Don Quixote. So, assuming that it is reasonably accurate, I learned a bit about what a producer does and it showed some of the problems about taking classic literature and adapting it for the screen.
[/quote]

just on a side note, it's believed that Don Quixote is cursed so that no one can make a film from it. Orson Wells tried to film it back in the day and failed, and then Terry Gilliam tried to make it with Johnny Depp a few years back and had literally the worst luck! They were filming in a location where there is NEVER rain and then suddenly they had all this torrential rain washing away their sets and equiptment... anyway that's pretty irrelevant to here

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Post by: Cristiel on March 10, 2006, 11:07:25 am

I finished "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon last night. A great novel, highly recommended.

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Post by: lilith of lorien on March 10, 2006, 02:49:41 pm

i read the harry potter and the order of the phoenix because i can't wait till i see the movie and i always read the books also when a movie is made from a book

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Post by: Celebrian on March 12, 2006, 10:52:04 pm

[quote author=*ANna* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=675#msg989561 date=1141999518]

just on a side note, it's believed that Don Quixote is cursed so that no one can make a film from it. Orson Wells tried to film it back in the day and failed, and then Terry Gilliam tried to make it with Johnny Depp a few years back and had literally the worst luck! They were filming in a location where there is NEVER rain and then suddenly they had all this torrential rain washing away their sets and equiptment... anyway that's pretty irrelevant to here
[/quote]

Interesting. I didn't realize that. Or maybe I did and I've forgotten. I know I'm a bit off topic but in the next day or two I should be back with another book finished. ;)

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 13, 2006, 04:34:19 am

I'm reading "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Handmaid's Tale".


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Post by: Celebrian on March 13, 2006, 10:51:08 pm

I just (a few minutes ago) finished The Horse and his Boy by CS Lewis, the third book in the Narnia series. It was OK. I've heard that The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is the best and it seems like that may be true.

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Post by: Enara on March 14, 2006, 03:20:36 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=660#msg984822 date=1141038322]
Next on the list is "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
[/quote]

He is a Spanish writer. I read the book not long ago and really enjoyed it!!

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 17, 2006, 03:47:55 am

I read "Hannah's Gift" two nights ago. I finished it that night, I just couldn't put it down. It was so sad! :(

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Post by: Poopsmith on March 17, 2006, 03:46:43 pm

Today I finished As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, and recently I finished Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and 1984 by George Orwell. I'm going to read Ethan Frome next....

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Post by: myFrodo on March 18, 2006, 07:59:36 pm

[color=Green]I finished today March 18 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares(I started reading on March 1)
Tomorrow, March 19, I will start reading the second part of the series, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by the same author.[/color]

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 20, 2006, 07:05:25 am

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.

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Post by: tiram90 on March 20, 2006, 08:03:17 am

"The enormous crocodile" by Roald Dahl...

I know it's meant for children, but hey, I love it! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on March 23, 2006, 04:57:13 pm

The Giver by Lois Lowry. one of my all-time favorite books.

tomorrow i'm starting The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. i'm excited, everyone raves about how great it is. :)

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Post by: Poopsmith on March 23, 2006, 05:49:20 pm

[quote author=MyFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=675#msg993127 date=1142729976]
[color=Green]I finished today March 18 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares(I started reading on March 1)
Tomorrow, March 19, I will start reading the second part of the series, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by the same author.[/color]

[/quote]

Did you LOVE it? I love those books. I watch the movie SOOO much!

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Post by: Rose on March 23, 2006, 06:06:15 pm

Last night I could not sleep because every time I laid down I started to cough profusely. So I sat up for three hours and read My Journey an autobiography by Apolo Anton Ohno. It was very interesting. He has become my third favorite celebrity after Sean Astin and Elijah. I did a little write-up on him on my LJ if you are interested.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on March 26, 2006, 01:07:17 am

I finished "The Handmaid's Tale".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Joanna on March 26, 2006, 10:07:24 am

I just finished "The Da Vinci Code". Very interesting read. I can't wait till the movie comes out ;D

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Post by: NaughtyVixen on March 26, 2006, 06:07:35 pm

I just finished Pride and Prejudice...i have ready 3 times already one of my top favs.

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Post by: Celebrian on April 01, 2006, 01:54:03 pm

A couple of days ago, I finished Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on April 02, 2006, 11:11:01 pm

Since last posting, I've read Queen of the Damned, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and I'm very nearly finished with American Gods, finally.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 07, 2006, 09:20:37 pm

Yesterday, I finished Return of the King for the reading group here (well the main story, not the appendices).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: lijrocksmyworld81 on April 09, 2006, 09:33:06 am

i have read lots of books and i like reading them again my favourite is eragon and the healers keep

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Post by: myFrodo on April 11, 2006, 04:23:26 pm

[quote author=I HEART NERDS link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=675#msg995503 date=1143154160]
Did you LOVE it? I love those books. I watch the movie SOOO much!
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[color=Blue]Yes, I love the stories, I HEART NERDS!! Today, April 11, I finished the second part, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares and currently started to read the third and last part of the story, Girls in Pants:The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by the same author.

I hope to see the movie soon and also do the second and third part of it.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 13, 2006, 11:04:50 am

I finished Intuition by Allegra Goodman last night.

Well, I don't want to double post so I'm editing this over a day later. I just finished Prince Caspian by CS Lewis, the 4th book in the Narnia series. I heard this is the next one they are doing the movie of.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on April 20, 2006, 10:23:33 pm

yay!! i've been waiting to post in here so long! because i've been reading this mamonth book! The book was called 'shantaram' and it was about this gregory david roberts... who is an australian guy who was in jail for robbing petrol stations or something... but he broke out of prison and went to india and lived in bombay...and did all this amazing stuff! it's an excellent read and i can't believe it's a true story! They're making it into a movie! it should be interesting! johnny depp's playing GDR! can't wait to see him doing an australian accent!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on April 23, 2006, 04:00:01 pm

I finally finished "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and I am so happy to say that I WILL NEVER BE READING IT AGAIN!
You have no idea how good it was to close that book for the last time.
My, how I hate English Lit this year. They chose the worst selection of books to study.
Great sleep aids though, I must say. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 23, 2006, 09:50:58 pm

Earlier this evening, I finished Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on April 27, 2006, 01:47:20 pm

Yesterday, I finished "The Eye of Ra" by Michael Asher. Not bad at all, though I didn't really like the ending.

Next on the list is Dan Brown's "Deception Point". I'm a fan of his work, I really like his writing style.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on April 27, 2006, 07:39:10 pm

It was probably "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson.

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Post by: curious bout efans on April 27, 2006, 10:32:21 pm

I finished volume four of Ultimate X-Men the other night. Love me some comics! ;D

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Post by: Miss ANna on April 28, 2006, 05:11:07 am

[quote author=Le Deux Machina link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=690#msg1005725 date=1146181150]
It was probably "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson.
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how was it? i found the film really intense but good!

i just read pride and prejudice for the second time. love that book!

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Post by: myFrodo on May 03, 2006, 11:05:07 am

[color=Orange]Yesterday, May 2, 2006, I finished the third part of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares.

I'm highly recommend these books!! Very entertaining!! :D[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on May 03, 2006, 12:45:21 pm

^^I watched that movie yesterday - I love it! I need to get it on DVD.

Most recent book finished was Death: The High Cost of Living, a sort of spin-off thing of The Sandman. It's really cool - Death gets to spend a day as a human being, and inadvertantly convinces a 15-year-old boy not to kill himself. Good stuff. I'm also reading The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy and The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley.

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Post by: CrimsonRose on May 04, 2006, 01:12:46 pm

I just finished A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Now I'm onto Anne Sexton's Completed Works.

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Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on May 05, 2006, 03:16:00 pm

[quote author=*ANna* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=705#msg1005793 date=1146215467]
[quote author=Le Deux Machina link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=690#msg1005725 date=1146181150]
It was probably "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson.
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how was it? i found the film really intense but good!
[/quote]

I really liked it. Haven't seen the movie, but I want to. Hear good things about it. ;)

I'm re-reading the Handmaid's Tale for English. Meehhh.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: sorceress1986 on May 07, 2006, 04:44:04 am

Two days ago, on Friday, I finally finished Cynthia Lennon's book about John. I don't know if I feel better or worse about him, but it certainly it a highly interesting read, I completely reccommend it.

P.S. IF you like Yoko Ono, you're in for a shock. If you don't, read on, you'regonna have more reasons to hate her...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on May 08, 2006, 11:58:32 am

"Men who march away"
It's an anthology of WWI poems.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on May 08, 2006, 08:01:58 pm

I just finished:
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" by J.K Rowling.
and now i'm reading:
"Emma" by Jane Austen

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on May 08, 2006, 08:48:51 pm

"1984" by George Orwell. we read it for school....i liked it until the end. ::)

i'm not sure what i'm going to read next...but i'll let you know when i'm finished with it ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 12, 2006, 09:46:13 pm

I just finished "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith.

For those who have been posting on the Pride and Prejudice thread, it's cute because in this book (written in 1948) the main character talks about how it would be fun to be in a Jane Austen novel and then things play out in some similar ways. ;D I enjoyed it. I'll be discussing it with my book group next week.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on May 13, 2006, 06:24:30 pm

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 14, 2006, 04:00:20 am

I finished "The unbearable lightness of being" from Milan Kundera yesterday. It's a book I wanted to read for years but now that I read it, I don't really know if I liked it very much.

Next on the list: "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on May 14, 2006, 07:28:15 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=705#msg1011984 date=1147593620]
Next on the list: "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.
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That's on my list too... But it's a "heavy" book to read, if you know what I mean?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 15, 2006, 01:32:47 pm

[quote author=Marit link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=705#msg1012070 date=1147606095]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=705#msg1011984 date=1147593620]
Next on the list: "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" by Susanna Clarke.
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That's on my list too... But it's a "heavy" book to read, if you know what I mean?
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Yeah, I know what you mean ;D 1006 pages is pretty heavy ;D But I really love it 8)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on May 19, 2006, 08:56:53 am

And the letters are so small!!!!! But I'm sure it's nice ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on May 19, 2006, 04:50:27 pm

Not counting my new Blender... that would be a biography of Ingrid Bergman.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on May 20, 2006, 05:46:58 am

[quote author=Seven link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=720#msg1015201 date=1148071827]
Not counting my new Blender... that would be a biography of Ingrid Bergman.
[/quote]

cool! What do you think about it?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Seven on May 20, 2006, 02:09:41 pm

I'll assume you mean the biography. :) It's GREAT! Spoto puts in the right amount of "novelesque" insights into how Bergman felt at this time or that time, but not to the point where it seems like he's making things up. He does not excuse all faults, but neither does he sling mud. Also does a good job of describing her movies and where she fit into them.

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Post by: elijahwoodfans1413 on May 20, 2006, 03:29:39 pm

I just finished Stormbreaker and Point Blanc.
I loved them.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 22, 2006, 02:30:52 pm

I finished Eragon by Christopher Paolini last night. I started the first few pages of the sequel, Eldest, today too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 25, 2006, 04:38:04 am

I finished "The catcher in the rye" from J.D Salinger last night. Liked it a lot.

Before continuing to read "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell", I'm going to read "The Egyptologist" by Arthur Phillips.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: neurotically_yours on May 26, 2006, 12:48:55 am

Just finished "A Raisin in the Sun" for school. It was wonderful! Sydney Porteir did a fabulous job in the movie - both the play and the movie made such a powerful statement about society. For once the movie was word for word with the book - probably because it's a play and fairly easy to transition to film.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on May 30, 2006, 06:55:51 am

"Regeneration" Pat Barker.
The last book I had to read for my English A Level.
Now... onto ENJOYABLE reads! OMGYAY!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on June 02, 2006, 05:19:45 am

I just read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for the second time, it's really good!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on June 04, 2006, 04:28:21 am

I finished Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper" last night. Very emotional book, the last chapters made me cry and that doesn't happen very often.

Now, I'm going to continue reading "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on June 04, 2006, 04:34:01 pm

i finished Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck about a week ago, i'm half way through The Two Towers (which i started forever and a day ago...i dont know why i dont just sit down and finish reading it!), a fourth of the way done with The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn, and i just read the first few pages of The Magician's Nephew which is the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. plus, i have to read The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (and Of Mice and Men and The Scarlet Letter) before the first day of school for English class. its going to be a crazy summer....

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on June 04, 2006, 11:16:53 pm

I just finished reading Tenderwire. It's a really good book about a violinist with some problems. I recomend it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 05, 2006, 05:06:51 pm

I finished Eldest by Christopher Paolini (the sequal to Eragon) sometime last week. I don't think it was as good as the first one, but I still enjoyed reading it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kathleen on June 07, 2006, 05:56:06 pm

I'm reading Eldest to my son. He's having trouble understanding some of the political stuff. Eldest is more political, where Eragon is an adventure.

I finished Patricia Cornwell's book At Risk last week. That's it, I'm done with her. I used to like her, but her last few books have really sucked.

:P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 07, 2006, 09:49:12 pm

I finished The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis (5th book in hte Narnia series) earlier today. I liked it better than some of the others, but Lion, Witch and Wardrobe was the best.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on June 10, 2006, 03:07:36 am

I finished "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath last night and also read the first chapter of the next book I'm going to read which is Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner".

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Post by: SolskjaersGirl on June 12, 2006, 08:40:46 am

I've just got done with "I Know This Much is True" by Wally Lamb. I'm currently into some light reading so, I've picked up something by Nicholas Sparks, "True Believer" - its quite easy reading, alittle romantic too as well. I'm also about to start, later on, a book by Neil Gaiman, "American Gods".

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Post by: hopeinspiresaction on June 12, 2006, 10:18:34 am

Right now I am reading "Butterfly revelution" By Willium Butler. It's not that great of a book, but hey, it is a book. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 12, 2006, 06:43:31 pm

I finished the Silver Chair (6th Narnia book) a few days ago. Frankly, I thought it was the worst of the series (and I only have one left to read, which I've heard is better).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Ladyace on June 13, 2006, 01:36:52 am

I'm currently reading "Little Women" classic book I've had for years but didnt read it till now.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 15, 2006, 02:37:44 pm

I finished the last of the Narnia books The Last Battle last night. I still think The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe was the best by a significant margin.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on June 17, 2006, 03:23:52 pm

I finally finished "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell" by Suzanna Clarke. It took me a long time to read it (it's also a 1000 pages book) but I really enjoyed it.

Next on the list is "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, another 1000 pages book ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on June 17, 2006, 03:33:25 pm


Quote:
Next on the list is "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, another 1000 pages book


you have a lot of courage ;) I hate such long books, just the thought of it being so long is enough for me not to read it.

I read 'Looking for Alibrandi' for school. It was a good book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on June 20, 2006, 03:21:46 am

Artanis, are you australian or has looking for alibrandi made it over seas?

i just finished a Judi Dench Biography 'with a crack in her voice' it was really interesting! she's such a cheeky lady!
Now i'm reading 'the tenth circle' by jodi picoult

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on June 20, 2006, 06:15:55 am

[quote author=*ANna* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=735#msg1021331 date=1150788106]
Artanis, are you australian or has looking for alibrandi made it over seas?

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héhé great that you ask ;D

I'm not Australian, but my friend went to Australia to study there and she brought the book for me. I read it because it is about multicuturism and it's rather easy for non-natives :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on June 21, 2006, 07:13:23 pm

I've finally finished Eragon ;D

It was great!

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Post by: Etaeb OLC on June 30, 2006, 03:50:24 am

I'm still reading "Kidnapped" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A classic and its a great read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on July 02, 2006, 08:26:47 am

[quote author=Artanis link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=735#msg1021388 date=1150798555]
[quote author=*ANna* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=735#msg1021331 date=1150788106]
Artanis, are you australian or has looking for alibrandi made it over seas?

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héhé great that you ask ;D

I'm not Australian, but my friend went to Australia to study there and she brought the book for me. I read it because it is about multicuturism and it's rather easy for non-natives :)
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Ooo you should read the authors other book if you can get your hands on it. It's called 'saving francessca' and it's a really easy read! and fantastic! one of my favourite books... i've probably read it like 10 times!

I've just finished reading tuesday's with morri which was really fantastic. an easy read and a real eye opener! no wonder it's a classic! don't know what i'll read next! :-\

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 02, 2006, 03:56:27 pm

I just finished "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. If you like to read about vampires and Dracula, I can highly recommend this.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on July 02, 2006, 04:25:18 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=735#msg1024593 date=1151870187]
I just finished "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. If you like to read about vampires and Dracula, I can highly recommend this.
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[color=Blue]Then I´ll remember it the next time. I do love vampires and Dracula stories...
Thanks Cristiel!!![/color]

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Post by: myFrodo on July 03, 2006, 04:49:59 pm

[color=Blue]It took me more than a month to finish this book, A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell. It started on May 18 and finshed today July 3. It's a novel about Italians saving many Jews refugees from German occupation during World War II. It could have been real, but in this case the story is fictional. Anyways, I highly recommend this book.
My next book will be The Magician's Nephew, the first book of The Chronicles of Narnia, which I will start reading Friday, July 7.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 04, 2006, 05:06:09 pm

[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=750#msg1024604 date=1151871918]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=735#msg1024593 date=1151870187]
I just finished "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. If you like to read about vampires and Dracula, I can highly recommend this.
[/quote]

[color=Blue]Then I´ll remember it the next time. I do love vampires and Dracula stories...
Thanks Cristiel!!![/color]
[/quote]

I hope you'll like it, I found it fascinating! I'd love to hear your thoughts when you've read it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: arvven_85 on July 05, 2006, 06:51:34 am

I've just read "Dead Poets Society" N. H. Kleinbaum.

Now I'm going to see the movie. 8)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on July 05, 2006, 06:58:54 am

[color=Blue]Hi Arvven, I read the book and watched the movie a long time ago and just loved it!!! It´s a very inspiring story.
I guess you also enjoyed the reading... [/color]


[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=750#msg1025243 date=1152047169]
[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=750#msg1024604 date=1151871918]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=735#msg1024593 date=1151870187]
I just finished "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. If you like to read about vampires and Dracula, I can highly recommend this.
[/quote]

[color=Blue]Then I´ll remember it the next time. I do love vampires and Dracula stories...
Thanks Cristiel!!![/color]
[/quote]

I hope you'll like it, I found it fascinating! I'd love to hear your thoughts when you've read it.
[/quote]

I´ll try to read it and be pleased to share my thoughts with you!! ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: sveta on July 05, 2006, 10:33:22 am

Alan Dean FOSTER ''SPELLSINGER" ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: arvven_85 on July 06, 2006, 07:42:32 am

[quote author=Enara link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=750#msg1025339 date=1152097134]
[color=Blue]Hi Arvven, I read the book and watched the movie a long time ago and just loved it!!! It´s a very inspiring story.
I guess you also enjoyed the reading... [/color]
[/quote]

Yep, it was very good. Great book. Almost everyone I know saw that movie and read that book, so I'm a bit late. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elwoodsgal18 on July 07, 2006, 10:23:08 pm

I just finished Tom Wolfe's "I am Charlotte Simmons"

Quite a good book, very honestly written.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Raiwen on July 08, 2006, 04:17:46 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=735#msg1024593 date=1151870187]
I just finished "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. If you like to read about vampires and Dracula, I can highly recommend this.
[/quote]

Fantastic, I just bought this today. Liked the description on the back. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on July 08, 2006, 10:45:59 pm

I've been on a huuuuge reading spree lately. Most recently I finished Anne Rice's The Tale of the Body Thief - book four of the Vampire Chronicles, and my favorite so far; also I've read book four of A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Miserable Mill; Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; and I'm currently a little less than halfway through Wuthering Heights. All new reads too - I haven't re-read any books in a while. I'm on a roll! 8)

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Post by: osge on July 10, 2006, 04:59:16 pm

now i'm reading to kill a mockingbird. it goes cool. love it ;D before it i've read HP-6

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Post by: ElijahLover713 on July 13, 2006, 10:57:20 am

[quote author=osge link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=750#msg1026736 date=1152565156]
now i'm reading to kill a mockingbird. it goes cool. love it ;D before it i've read HP-6
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NO FRICKIN WAY! I just finished To Kill A Mockingbird yesterday! That's crazy. What are the odds, eh? (Can't you tell that I'm easily amused?)

Anyways, now I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. <3

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jennilisanne on July 15, 2006, 08:14:04 am

Last book I finished was 1984, but I'm about to finish Katherine by Anya Seton.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: arvven_85 on July 16, 2006, 06:11:50 pm

I've just finished "Catch - 22" by Joseph Heller. Does anyone heard of this book?

It's amazing. It's about American soldiers during World War II. At the beginning it was quite funny - in a grotesque way. But then... :'( :'( I love how the book ends! :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on July 16, 2006, 09:04:01 pm

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. i absolutely loved it. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on July 18, 2006, 07:19:12 pm

Gave up on Wuthering Heights; it just got boring. I hate to say that - believe me, it pains me to admit that I couldn't get through a classic Victorian, but JEEZ! I think it's because I just didn't like the hero or heroine that much. Catherine was too manipulative, Heathcliffe was too mean, the Lintons were too conservative, and the Earnshaws were too vindictive. I didn't even like anyone apart from Nelly - the nursemaid. She was nice, and actually pretty darn cool, but blech.... I couldn't deal with it. However, I did just finish The Princess Bride, which I started midway through my decision to quit on the other one, and that was quite good. I think I still prefer the movie, but it was very cool. William Goldman puts all these little 'asides' in that are just hilarious - I highly recommend it. In the meantime, I'm going to start A Clockwork Orange; I'm going through a movie phase. Haven't done the horror thing in a while though. Wish me luck!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on July 19, 2006, 08:55:40 am

Shopgirl by Steve Martin. This book just gets better and better each time I read it. I can't wait to buy the film.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 20, 2006, 03:21:52 am

I just finished "The name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco. It took me several attempts to get through this, it's not an easy book with it's Latin passages and long (and sometimes boring) descriptions but I'm glad I finally mad it. It's a wonderful book.

For those of you who want to read it but can't seem to get through it, one advice: watch the movie first!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on July 21, 2006, 12:23:00 pm

[color=Blue]I read "The name of the Rose" a long time ago and it became one of my favourite books.
You are right, it is not an easy reading but I think it´s worthy to do the effort... it has mystery, adventure and it´s very well written.
The movie is also amazing, one of the best adaptations of a book into a movie that I have ever seen.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 23, 2006, 12:49:43 pm

It's absolutely worth the effort, I really enjoyed it and I'm sure I'll read it again.

I just finished "Snow falling on cedars" by David Guterson. It was sitting in my bookcase for over a year now so I thought it was about time to finally read it. And although it has a bit of a slow start, I really liked it a lot.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on July 23, 2006, 10:29:49 pm

Just finished A Clockwork Orange yesterday - LOVED it. But don't you all start thinking I'm psychotic or something because of that; this is an amazing book. The language alone was enough to bowl me over. Never seen the movie (not really interested, to be honest) but it's actually a very moving story. You can't help but love Alex; I was very sad to come to the end.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on July 24, 2006, 06:05:40 am

I went on holiday, and it was too warm to do anything else than read, so I started and finished Eldest by Christopher Paolini and Dolores Clairborne by Stephen King. Both were great books! :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on July 24, 2006, 04:01:28 pm

I read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett on my trip.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahLover713 on July 24, 2006, 09:53:40 pm

Just finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban this morning. On to Goblet of Fire! My plan is to re-read all the HP books before I start my summer reading. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on July 26, 2006, 06:40:12 pm

[quote author=Glinda link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=765#msg1029088 date=1153792420]
Just finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban this morning. On to Goblet of Fire! My plan is to re-read all the HP books before I start my summer reading. ::)
[/quote]

It's really good to hear that I'm not the only one who makes plans and goals for reading ;) I'll try to finish The Lord Of The Rings this summer... ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on July 27, 2006, 04:30:14 am

How many times have you read The Lord Of The Rings Marit?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 27, 2006, 04:34:12 am

[quote author=Marit link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=765#msg1029499 date=1153953612]
[quote author=Glinda link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=765#msg1029088 date=1153792420]
Just finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban this morning. On to Goblet of Fire! My plan is to re-read all the HP books before I start my summer reading. ::)
[/quote]

It's really good to hear that I'm not the only one who makes plans and goals for reading ;) I'll try to finish The Lord Of The Rings this summer... ::)
[/quote]

I do that too. I'm having two weeks off from work now and since it has been extremely hot over here, I've read a lot. I keep a list of the books I've already read this year and of those I still want to read this year. My goal is to read at least 15.000 pages.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahLover713 on July 27, 2006, 07:44:41 am

Finished HPGoF...good times. Ootp is next! I'll start that sometime this morning when I'm babysitting...hopefully she'll be good and occupy herself for a little bit so I can start reading. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Misz_Mii on July 27, 2006, 10:11:16 am

I'm reading HP Half-blood Prince! I'm nearly finished with that... last book I've read is.... Let me think.... a book from J.C. Burke. It's a dutch book, called "Als De Dood" ( Scared to death)

It's about a girl who solves a mystery. ( A girl's been murdered and nobody knows where she is)

It's not really a cool book, but I couldn't stop reading cause... Well It's not really exciting but every time you're like: "I don't wanna read anymore..." Then the book makes you anxious and you wanna keep on reading....

I don't know if you can read it in other countries, but it's the last book i've read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Harmonii on July 28, 2006, 04:03:09 pm

I'm reading half blood prince too but I've read it before a couple of times.
Other than that, I just finished reading "cracking the Da Vinci code" which I enjoyed but got a little irritated at times while reading.
After all, a good and - people who have read The Da Vinci Code- must read book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Misz_Mii on July 29, 2006, 09:04:31 am

I don't like The Halfblood Prince :'(

I don't wanna read the 7th book anymore!!!

:'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 29, 2006, 04:41:58 pm

I have just finished "Atonement" by Ian McEwan. Not bad, though also not what I expected either.

Next on the list: "The Island" by Victoria Hislop.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on July 30, 2006, 05:10:48 pm

I've just finished today(July 30,2006) the first book from The Chronicles of Narnia, The Magician's Nephew. I will start to read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on August 1,2006.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahLover713 on August 01, 2006, 11:59:36 am

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. <3

I finished my goal of re-reading all the HP books. Woot!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on August 05, 2006, 10:35:41 am

Equal Rites, by Terry Pratchett

I'm working my way through the Discworld novels from beginning to end. ;D

I'm now reading Mort.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on August 05, 2006, 04:49:18 pm

i just finished Farenheit 451.
it was really good...and not at all how i expected it.

i'm attemting the Scarlet Letter one last time next...and if that doesnt work, i'm starting The Great Gatsby.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Xenake on August 07, 2006, 03:47:21 pm

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

Anybody know it? ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Xenake on August 07, 2006, 03:49:11 pm

[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=765#msg1028833 date=1153708189]
Just finished A Clockwork Orange yesterday - LOVED it. But don't you all start thinking I'm psychotic or something because of that; this is an amazing book. The language alone was enough to bowl me over. Never seen the movie (not really interested, to be honest) but it's actually a very moving story. You can't help but love Alex; I was very sad to come to the end.
[/quote]

You should definately watch the movie! Stanley Kubrick certainly won't let you down. Really, you'll love it. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on August 07, 2006, 03:51:45 pm

Today, August 7, 2006, I just finished the second book of the Chronicles: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The movie which was released on December of last year was well done. Few changes from the book.

I will start tomorrow (August 8th) to read the third book, The Horse and His Boy. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on August 09, 2006, 02:00:11 am

Just finished Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door, by Lynne Truss. Same lady who wrote Eats, Shoots and Leaves, which is about grammar. It was insightful, disturbing, and thoroughly entertaining - which is saying something coming from me, because I don't read a lot of nonfiction. Also Naruto no. 7, but that doesn't really count because it's mostly pictures. Good stuff though.

[quote author=Xenake link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=780#msg1031683 date=1154980151]
[quote author=PHF1138 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=765#msg1028833 date=1153708189]
Just finished A Clockwork Orange yesterday - LOVED it. But don't you all start thinking I'm psychotic or something because of that; this is an amazing book. The language alone was enough to bowl me over. Never seen the movie (not really interested, to be honest) but it's actually a very moving story. You can't help but love Alex; I was very sad to come to the end.
[/quote]

You should definately watch the movie! Stanley Kubrick certainly won't let you down. Really, you'll love it. :)
[/quote]
You know, I think I might! I'm not fond of renting things though... We'll see what happens.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on August 11, 2006, 07:40:36 am

Yesterday, August 10, I finished the 3rd book of The Chronicles of Narnia; The Horse and His Boy.
Today, I will start with the 4th book, The Prince Caspian :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on August 12, 2006, 08:22:39 am

[quote author=Elijahs Impact link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=765#msg1029572 date=1153989014]
How many times have you read The Lord Of The Rings Marit?
[/quote]

Only once... In Norwegian... Reading it in English now ;D


I've finished Sabriel and The Gunslinger, and am now reading Pride and prejudice and still LOTR... ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: arvven_85 on August 13, 2006, 10:27:06 am

I finished "The Godfather" a couple of days ago. Quite interesting book, it tells about something very strange to me - about Italian mafia :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 13, 2006, 12:40:31 pm

I finished "The Island" by Victoria Hislop today. I had expected more from it but it's still a pretty good book, especially when you're on vacation on Crete.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: octipunk on August 14, 2006, 02:18:46 am

I finshed reading the skeleton crew by Stephen king, but ever since then I've been off and on books...well only one book, and I'm pretty sure I'm off for good..

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: The Used on August 14, 2006, 08:39:22 pm

[color=Green]^ Awww no Heather! You gotta keep readin'.
Keep that mind young :P ;)


I just finished "Hazing Meri Sugarman"

I admit, I have a serious addiction to girly novels.

Sigh. :-\

It's okay though. I've come to the conclusion that I've read enough WW2 books, that girly novels are allowed. :-[ [/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodomyhero on August 15, 2006, 10:25:55 pm

A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger.
It was about his family (mom most notably) who hired the Boston Strangler to work at their house (they obviously didn't know the guy was going to confess to 13 killings later)
But it was more than that. A lot of good investigative reporting by the same author who wrote "THe Perfect Storm"

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on August 17, 2006, 11:46:35 pm

Today, Thursday August 17, I finished the 4th book of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Prince Caspian. Tomorrow, I will start with the 5th book, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on August 18, 2006, 12:42:37 am

Just finished Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan. It was so good - made me cry at the end. Definitely something that only dog-lovers could appreciate though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 18, 2006, 04:23:31 pm

I recently finished The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. It was long but very good if you like historical fiction.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on August 20, 2006, 04:00:46 pm

i finished The Great Gatsby a few days ago, the last of the books on my summer reading schedule. once i finish my essays, i'm starting Bad Twin by Gary Troup. it's a LOST novel, and the author was on Oceanic Flight 815, which all our favorite survivors were on. very cool. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: rikku on August 21, 2006, 11:37:40 am

um... i just finished dr. jekyll and mr. hyde, which i always wanted to read, but i never got around to it. it was pretty good. kinda boring at first. and ive also read new moon (sequel to twilight) twice in the past week-ish. its so good. please read both of them. im also working on writing a book of my own, if anyone really cares... im on page 30-ish I think.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 21, 2006, 01:44:53 pm

I've just finished "The Rum Diary" by Hunter S. Thompson. Liked it a lot, can't wait for the film.

Next on the list is "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 22, 2006, 07:32:28 pm

[quote author=Moonlit Sky link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=795#msg1033739 date=1156104046]
once i finish my essays, i'm starting Bad Twin by Gary Troup. it's a LOST novel, and the author was on Oceanic Flight 815, which all our favorite survivors were on. very cool. :)[/quote]
Oh! Is this the manuscript someone on the island found....Hurley, I think?

On my trips to ELF and FOFF during the past few weeks, I read Stones from the River and The Vision of Emma Blau, both by Ursula Hegi, a German-American author. And both excellent books. The second is a sequel....sort of....but deals mostly with characters who were only mentioned in passing in the first book.

The first recounts the life of a dwarf girl in Germany before, during and after World War I. The second is about her childhood friend who runs away to the US at the age of 13. It starts with his departure and becomes a multi-generational saga, ending with his great-grandchildren.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on August 23, 2006, 04:21:40 pm

[color=Navy]Today August 23, I just finished the 5th book of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Also, I started reading the 6th book of the Chronicles, The Silver Chair. :)
[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: shooting_star on August 24, 2006, 08:33:48 pm

The last book I finished reading was "I, Corriander", it was really good, though they didnt explain where the shoes came from quickley enough for my liking... but its really good. I am currently reading "This Thing Of Darkness" which is based on fact, about how they started charting maps and leaning languages and stuff, very good and "Tersias" about a blind prophet boy. Good so far too. Yep.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: daadsta on August 24, 2006, 09:39:19 pm

[quote author=-Mute- link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=795#msg1032784 date=1155602362]
[color=Green]
I just finished "Hazing Meri Sugarman"

I admit, I have a serious addiction to girly novels.

Sigh. :-\

It's okay though. I've come to the conclusion that I've read enough WW2 books, that girly novels are allowed. :-[ [/color]
[/quote]

Haha, don't worry, I have the very same addiction. Just two nights ago, I finished Haunted by(get this) Meg Cabbot. And I'm currently in the middle of the sequel, Twilight. If that isn't the epitome of a girly teen novel, then I don't know what is.

I have been trudging my way through Everything Is Illuminated. Now don't think that when I say truding, I'm speaking negatively. It's just taken me a couple of weeks. Basically, I've been reading Alex's letter, Alex's chapter of the book, and then Johnathan's chapter of the book, all at once, and then taking a break...which can last for a day, or the current break that I am in has been for about a week and a half. :-[ I love the book, I just don't have the attention span it takes to read it all in one sitting. It takes a little bit more attention span than a Meg Cabbot Novel. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on August 27, 2006, 06:46:32 am

I re-read "Watership Down", and finished it today. Uber good. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on August 27, 2006, 07:38:05 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=795#msg1033922 date=1156182293]
I've just finished "The Rum Diary" by Hunter S. Thompson. Liked it a lot, can't wait for the film.

Next on the list is "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts.
[/quote]
Shantaram is such an awesome book! i envy you! i see a pattern in your reading! has a very johnny depp feel to it :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on August 28, 2006, 09:24:15 pm

Yesterday, August 27, I finished the 6th book of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Silver Chair. Today will read the 7th book, The Last Battle. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 02, 2006, 04:43:28 am

[quote author=*ANna* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=795#msg1034845 date=1156678685]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=795#msg1033922 date=1156182293]
I've just finished "The Rum Diary" by Hunter S. Thompson. Liked it a lot, can't wait for the film.

Next on the list is "Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts.
[/quote]
Shantaram is such an awesome book! i envy you! i see a pattern in your reading! has a very johnny depp feel to it :P
[/quote]

Hehe, I know ;D While I liked "The Rum Diary" very much, I absolutely adore "Shantaram". It's one of the best books I've ever read. I can't wait to see this on the big screen. I think Johnny is just perfect to play Lin.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on September 02, 2006, 09:41:05 am

I read the play, "Hotel Sorrento" in English. I didn't particularly enjoy it, but then again, I haven't really enjoyed anything we've done in English this year.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on September 03, 2006, 10:14:29 pm

Last book read: Waiting by Debra Ginsberg. It's a memoir of this woman's life as a waitress. It's pretty good; I work in the food service industry myself, not as a waitress, but it's very easy to relate to. Good stuff.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on September 04, 2006, 03:08:41 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=810#msg1035508 date=1157186608]
Hehe, I know ;D While I liked "The Rum Diary" very much, I absolutely adore "Shantaram". It's one of the best books I've ever read. I can't wait to see this on the big screen. I think Johnny is just perfect to play Lin.
[/quote]
I must admit it took me a while to get over Gregory David Robert's writting style... with the whole description of people's eyes 'like sun, the day after rain, rising over sand dunes' etc. sometimes it got frustratingly poetic for me. But i got over that and then it was just a gorgeous story. I love prabaker!! and vikram ... argh! such a good read!

I'm currently reading shakespeare's julius ceaser (sp? had a blank!) it's pretty good.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on September 05, 2006, 12:01:13 pm

Mort, by Terry Pratchett.
Next comes Sourcery.
Haha. I'm working my way through the Discworld! ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on September 06, 2006, 10:42:24 am

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, about life as a woman living in WWII China. Very, very heavy stuff - if you don't know the details that go into foot-binding, it'll gross you out plenty. They actually break the bones and reset them in another shape. yeeech. But it's mostly about the relationship between the narrator, Lily, and this girl called Snow Flower. The two of them are 'old sames' which means they have the same birthday, same age, same size feet - other stuff like that. So it's arranged for them to pretty much be best friends. It's very strange to think of a friendship being actually cultivated like that - like they didn't just meet, they were brought together by a matchmaker. The whole culture is utterly foreign to me, but of course that just makes it all the more fascinating to read about. It's a very, very good book but hard to read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on September 06, 2006, 04:11:56 pm

[color=Blue]I finished The Last Battle on August 31. This is the 7th and last book of the Chronicles of Narnia. I recommend to everyone these entertaining stories.

Today, I will start reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on September 07, 2006, 08:56:04 pm

i just finished Bad Twin by Gary Troup. it was good. i'd recommend it even if you dont watch LOST. it's a brain teaser.

next, i'm starting The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LiJs GuRl23 on September 13, 2006, 10:13:30 pm

i JUST finished the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.. aggh!

Next I'm going to finish Harry Potter and the Sorcerrers stone and move on to Chamber of Secrets... i'm re-reading the series.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 14, 2006, 10:59:24 pm

I finished 'Tis by Frank McCourt a few days ago. It was good although not quite as compelling as Angela's Ashes in my opinion.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: delusional on September 14, 2006, 11:05:43 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=810#msg1037211 date=1158289164]
I finished 'Tis by Frank McCourt a few days ago. It was good although not quite as compelling as Angela's Ashes in my opinion.
[/quote]

I definitely agree with you on that. I read Angela's Ashes for school and then read 'Tis on my own. Angela's Ashes is just incredible.

The last book I read is Flags Of Our Fathers (because I am looking forward to the new Clint Eastwood movie this Fall).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on September 25, 2006, 09:58:09 pm

The last book I read was Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on September 26, 2006, 04:29:01 pm

[color=Navy]I just finished today, September 26, 2006 The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

On Thursday September 28, I will start to read Left to Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Poopsmith on September 28, 2006, 02:54:41 am

I finished The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles for English class. I'm not sure yet whether or not I liked it, but at least it wasn't painful to read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on September 30, 2006, 08:24:16 pm

Just finished 'Beebo Brinker' by Ann Bannon, and I am definitely going to read more by her.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: delusional on October 01, 2006, 06:46:37 pm

[quote author=jubeth link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=810#msg1040897 date=1159662256]
Just finished 'Beebo Brinker' by Ann Bannon, and I am definitely going to read more by her.
[/quote]

I've heard someone else talking about that before, was it good?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on October 01, 2006, 06:57:49 pm

[quote author=delusional link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=825#msg1040996 date=1159742797]
[quote author=jubeth link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=810#msg1040897 date=1159662256]
Just finished 'Beebo Brinker' by Ann Bannon, and I am definitely going to read more by her.
[/quote]

I've heard someone else talking about that before, was it good?
[/quote]

Yes I thought it was good. It is part of a genre of fiction known as the lesbian pulp fiction novel written in the 1950's. It was considered 'trash' in its day but recently it has been re-evaluated and enjoyed a renaissance and been published by lesbian/gay publishing houses.

The woman who wrote it Ann Bannon is a lesbian so this informed much of her writing, and so it is not homophobic like some other books written at the time. Compared to modern writing it seems a little 'old fashioned' but it is very much a book of its time.

I've ordered 4 more books by Bannon I enjoyed this so much.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on October 01, 2006, 10:15:57 pm

I just finished Jane Erye It is a classic that i have been wanting to read literally for 20+ years since my high school did a drama on it. It was a really good book. I can see why it is a classic.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on October 01, 2006, 10:27:52 pm

Oh I love Jane Erye, I was made to read it at school and didn't appreciate it the first time but on the 2nd and 3rd reading I began to love it and now is one of my all time favourites.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Suomi on October 06, 2006, 09:08:13 am

The last book I read was "Der Kameramörder" by Thomas Glavinic. It was kinda weird, but the end was really surprising and I liked it :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on October 06, 2006, 09:10:21 am

A couple of days ago I finished 'There and Back Again, an Actor's tale' by Sean Astin.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: delusional on October 06, 2006, 11:18:23 am

I bought that book and never finished reading it! I should do that.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 08, 2006, 03:23:13 am

I just fisihed Maya by Jostein Gaarder. And God! That was heavy! But I finished! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 08, 2006, 04:32:48 am

[quote author=Marit link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=825#msg1041918 date=1160292193]
I just fisihed Maya by Jostein Gaarder. And God! That was heavy! But I finished! ;D
[/quote]

Was it any good? I've only read "Sophie's World" and I liked it a lot so I'd love to explore more of Gaarder's work.

I've finally finished "Shantaram" last week and I totally loved it, it's one of the best books I've ever read. I'm sure I will read it many times again.

Right now, I'm re-reading "Flowers in the attic" by Virginia Andrews. I've read the series when I was a teenager and wanted to read it again.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 08, 2006, 05:45:30 am

Yes I liked it :D But it was quite heavy sometimes!

You really should read more Jostein Gaarder! He's great! And Norwegian ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: emilys_star on October 09, 2006, 03:08:52 pm

flicka the new movie novel

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 13, 2006, 03:55:29 am

I'm currently reading "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte. I really like it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: emilys_star on October 14, 2006, 05:55:27 pm

roald dahls-georges marvelous medicine ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 15, 2006, 03:46:20 am

[quote author=emilys_star link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=825#msg1043863 date=1160862927]
roald dahls-georges marvelous medicine ;)
[/quote]
I love that book! Roald Dahl was brilliant! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on October 15, 2006, 05:27:56 pm

I'm currently reading 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' by Victor Hugo for the first ever time.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 15, 2006, 06:40:45 pm

You must remeber to tell me what you think about it!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: delusional on October 15, 2006, 11:15:56 pm

I just re-read Night by Elie Wiesel because it's utterly amazing.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on October 18, 2006, 11:46:17 am

[color=Blue]The last book I read was by Paulo Coelho "Veronica decides to die" Yeah, the title is a little strange perhaps, but the book is absolutely wonderful! I read it in german, but I'm sure it exists in other languages too. :)

Here's a link:
http://www.santjordi-asociados.com/veronika.htm

:)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on October 19, 2006, 04:52:55 pm

I've just finished reading 'Odd Girl Out' by Ann Bannon.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 19, 2006, 11:17:42 pm

I finished March by Geraldine Brooks a few days ago and discussed it at a book discussion group tonight.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 20, 2006, 08:54:30 am

I finished "Wuthering Heights" a while ago. Now I'm half-way through both "Animal Farm" and "The Catcher in the Rye".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on October 20, 2006, 09:58:24 am

[quote author=Le Deux Machina link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=840#msg1046090 date=1161348870]
I finished "Wuthering Heights" a while ago. Now I'm half-way through both "Animal Farm" and "The Catcher in the Rye".
[/quote]

Catcher in the Rye is a great book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 20, 2006, 11:28:31 am

Yeah, I love it so far. The reason I'm reading two books right now is that I got out Animal Farm from the school library whilst I was reading another book, and just left it in my room somewhere. Then I started reading The Catcher in the Rye at my boyfriend's house when he was sleeping, and borrowed it an extra night. But, he was reading it too, so I gave it back, having read half of it. So when he finishes it, he'll lend it to me again. In the meantime I finished my other book, so I've started Animal Farm.

The end, ahahha.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on October 21, 2006, 10:03:44 am

both those books are great sarah!

i finished brave new world a while back! that was awesome. now i'm reading the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay. it's good but the chapters are SO long and i find that hard to deal with! hehehe... so i'm not making much progress.

apparently J.D salinger's got a bunch of unpublished books to be published when he dies cos he didn't like the fame when he catcher in the rye came out. ???

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on October 23, 2006, 11:10:26 pm

[color=Blue]I finished reading today, October 23, "Left to Tell" by Immaculée Ilibagiza. It is`about the Rwandan genocide. Very moving story but inspiring by the faith in God this lady has. I recommend it to all of you.

I'm gonna re-read "Memoirs of a Geisha" this time in Spanish on Tuesday October 24. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: delusional on October 23, 2006, 11:25:39 pm

I am just beginning Sabriel by Garth Nix. I've heard great things about it, do any of you guys like it?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 24, 2006, 03:07:21 am

[quote author=haunted link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=840#msg1047399 date=1161660339]
I am just beginning Sabriel by Garth Nix. I've heard great things about it, do any of you guys like it?
[/quote]
I love it!!! I've made a thread about it somewhere ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on October 24, 2006, 02:21:28 pm

I've given 'The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame' a rest for a while (I can't stand Victor Hugo's style of writing!) and I have begun Angels and Demons L-O-V-I-N-G IT!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 24, 2006, 10:41:35 pm

I finished both "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Animal Farm". I really loved them both. Next I'm reading 1984.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 25, 2006, 06:12:26 am

[quote author=Elijahs Impact link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=840#msg1047533 date=1161714088]
I've given 'The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame' a rest for a while (I can't stand Victor Hugo's style of writing!) and I have begun Angels and Demons L-O-V-I-N-G IT!
[/quote]
Aaaaawwww
How far did you get? *Feels weird for liking his style* *Is used to be weird* ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on October 25, 2006, 09:05:59 am

Being weird is great remember!
I'm a quarter of the way through. I like the story but can't stand Victor Hugo (who was a member of the Priory Of Sion)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 25, 2006, 09:11:47 am

Vic... Too much Dan Brown for you ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on October 25, 2006, 09:13:30 am

Hehe, maybe ;D
That isn;t why I don't like Hugo but hey! Can't deny the truth! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 25, 2006, 09:14:42 am

Hehe

I still highly recommend it! But everyone got different taste ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on October 25, 2006, 09:17:46 am

I will finish it but I need to lose my anger with Victor

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 25, 2006, 09:18:53 am

Hehe, you read it when you feel it's right ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 25, 2006, 10:12:19 pm

I finished Teacher Man by Frank McCourt yesterday.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on October 26, 2006, 10:44:23 am

As I said before, I'm reading Angels and Demons and I L-O-V[/B]-I-N-G it!! I read TEN chapters every night before I go to sleep!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Xenake on October 27, 2006, 01:00:54 pm

Het Dwaallicht - Willem Elsschot

It's a short story of a Belgian writer.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on October 27, 2006, 09:25:55 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=855#msg1048207 date=1161828739]
I finished Teacher Man by Frank McCourt yesterday.
[/quote]

I've been meaning to read that. Is it good?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 28, 2006, 07:00:01 am

I've finally read Lirael by Garth Nix ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: delusional on October 28, 2006, 06:21:20 pm

[quote author=Marit {DA} link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=855#msg1049284 date=1162033201]
I've finally read Lirael by Garth Nix ;D
[/quote]

Ahh, I hope to get there soon, I'm part way through Sabriel!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on October 28, 2006, 08:14:29 pm

O.o How far have you come?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 29, 2006, 10:43:13 pm

[quote author=Le Deux Machina link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=855#msg1049214 date=1161998755]
[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=855#msg1048207 date=1161828739]
I finished Teacher Man by Frank McCourt yesterday.
[/quote]

I've been meaning to read that. Is it good?
[/quote]

Yes, I'd say it was good. Like, 'Tis, I don't think this one was nearly as compelling as Angela's Ashes, but I did enjoy it. And, it's still Frank McCourt's style, so if you enjoy that you probably will enjoy the book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 02, 2006, 04:02:12 am

I finished "Seeds of yesterday", the final book of the Dollanganger Series written by Virginia Andrews last night. I had read the four books when I was a teenager and felt like reading them again.

I now plan to re-read Carlos Ruiz Zafon's masterpiece "The Shadow of the Wind".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on November 02, 2006, 05:09:05 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=855#msg1050954 date=1162458132]
I finished "Seeds of yesterday", the final book of the Dollanganger Series written by Virginia Andrews last night.[/quote]

[color=Blue]Oh! I love VC Andrews. Like you, I've also been reading her books since I was a teenager. The first one I read (more than 10 years ago now) was Flowers in the Attic. Once while we were on holiday in California, I found many of her books in a second hand bookstore in San Francisco sold for a dollar each! I'll never forget that - plus it was a lovely store. :)

I am just halfway through reading a book on nutrition and the food industry ;D and the day before yesterday I finished a book about intellectually gifted people and some problems associated with this. :) Parallel to that I'm rereading LOTR on the train to and from Uni each day. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 02, 2006, 05:30:26 pm

I read the VC Andrews books as a teenager too. I think I liked the first or maybe first 2 more than the others. But, it's been a long time. . .

Carina - You are in the middle of a lot of stuff aren't you? ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on November 02, 2006, 05:35:36 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=870#msg1051377 date=1162506626]
I read the VC Andrews books as a teenager too. I think I liked the first or maybe first 2 more than the others. But, it's been a long time. . .

Carina - You are in the middle of a lot of stuff aren't you? ;D
[/quote]

[color=Blue]I remember, back then, being thankful that I (despite having some issues) never had as many problems as the characters in VC Andrews' stories. ;)

You're right Celeb ;D I just can't help it, I always need to read something, a book for every occasion so to speak ;D But I'm still reading all the books for my course as well of course ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 03, 2006, 03:45:46 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=870#msg1051377 date=1162506626]
I read the VC Andrews books as a teenager too. I think I liked the first or maybe first 2 more than the others. But, it's been a long time. . .

[/quote]

Well, so did I but I just wanted to re-read all of them.

Have you ever read other books by VC Andrews? I never did, I tried but didn't like them. If I remember right, it was one of the Dawn or Melody series.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on November 03, 2006, 03:29:47 pm

[color=Blue]I read a book called "Holes" today, written by Louis Sachar.

My mum wants to read it with her class and I tested it. ;D
It's a great book, not only for teenagers in my opinion.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on November 04, 2006, 06:03:27 pm

[color=Blue]New day, new post.. ;D

Today I read a book called "The War between the classes" (another book I tested for my mom - whether she can read it with her class).

It's a really good book as well in my opinion. :)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 08, 2006, 09:03:16 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=870#msg1051439 date=1162543546]
[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=870#msg1051377 date=1162506626]
I read the VC Andrews books as a teenager too. I think I liked the first or maybe first 2 more than the others. But, it's been a long time. . .
[/quote]
Well, so did I but I just wanted to re-read all of them.

Have you ever read other books by VC Andrews? I never did, I tried but didn't like them. If I remember right, it was one of the Dawn or Melody series.
[/quote]

I remember seeing some of her other books, but I'm not sure I ever actually read any. Did She write My Sweet Audrina? (Or something like that?) I remember reading that one. And, I may have read another. My memory is just dreadful though. Sorry.

Yesterday, I finished Midnight at the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates. I'll be discussing it at my book discussion group next week.


ETA: Out of curiosity I looked at VC Andrews website. I read Heaven also. I don't think I read any others in that series or the later series, though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on November 14, 2006, 04:44:01 am

Well as you now, I was reading Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and my God! This book is truly amazing, possibly the best book I've ever read!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 14, 2006, 01:01:32 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=870#msg1053805 date=1163037796]

I remember seeing some of her other books, but I'm not sure I ever actually read any. Did She write My Sweet Audrina? (Or something like that?) I remember reading that one. And, I may have read another. My memory is just dreadful though. Sorry.

ETA: Out of curiosity I looked at VC Andrews website. I read Heaven also. I don't think I read any others in that series or the later series, though.
[/quote]

"My Sweet Audrina" does ring a bell, it might indeed be Virigina Andrews who wrote that.

I just finished "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It's the second time I read it and I loved it even more than before. It' such a passionate book, wonderfully written. Definitely one of my favorites.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Suomi on November 17, 2006, 03:43:25 am

I'm reading the first book of "Merlin", at the moment.
There are five books, in total, and I already read them all two times, but I still really like the books ;)
The author is T.A. Barron. Has anyone read the books?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on November 26, 2006, 06:37:46 pm

I read five books whilst I was on holiday:

"1984" by George Orwell, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig, "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess, "Death of a River Guide" by Richard Flannigan and "Losing My Virginity" by Richard Branson.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on November 26, 2006, 10:25:53 pm

1984! i love that book! what did you think of it?


i'm almost done with The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. he has a very fluent and poetic way of writing, but the book itself is very boring. i've never been a fan of non-fiction, but that's English class for you... ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 26, 2006, 10:38:33 pm

I just finished Night by Elie Wiesel.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on November 28, 2006, 03:56:28 am

I've finally finished the last(?) book in The Old Kingdom series, Abhorsen, by Garth Nix

I loved them all! They are absolutely fantastic!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on November 29, 2006, 06:23:38 am

Right now I'm reading "Crime and Punishment".

Moonlit Sky, there's a 1984 thread around here. I really liked that book a lot.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on November 29, 2006, 03:39:56 pm

[quote author=Le Deux Machina link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=870#msg1060210 date=1164799418]

Moonlit Sky, there's a 1984 thread around here. I really liked that book a lot.
[/quote]
haha, yeah. i started it. ;)
glad to hear you liked it.



i just finished The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. first book in the Chronicles of Narnia.
this is the second time i've read it. i dont have any other books in the series. :-\

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on November 29, 2006, 11:54:02 pm

Robin McKinley's Sunshine. Awesome, awesome modern fantasy/horror novel - one of the best I've read. She's one of those authors who takes the fantastical, totally outlandish themes of classic horror - like magic and vampires and stuff - and uses very real, very human characters that it all relatable and believable. It's awesome.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Tamara on December 01, 2006, 06:34:00 am

my last one was " a suggestion of death" but i don't remember the autor. is was in english...that's something special cos i am german ;D was very difficult for me because it is about homicid and lawyrt stuff so i had to look up loads of words to understand it

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on December 07, 2006, 08:07:33 am

The last book i read was 'Catcher in the Rye' i really liked it but it made me a bit depressed. It was kind of interesting because Catcher doesn't really have a story line, it's more like, a whole bunch of stuff that happens. I normally hate that, but in this case i liked it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: After_Forever on December 07, 2006, 08:23:38 am

Latest book I've read is The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien.
That is such an excellent book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Athowen on December 07, 2006, 02:48:00 pm

I forced to read "Black Boy" by Richard Wright. It was homework for one of my classes and GoD! I got so bored!! =)

Now I'm planning to read "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on December 07, 2006, 11:15:22 pm

I'm currently reading 'Northern Lights' by Phillip Pullman form his Dark Series - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

Northern Lights is REALLY good, it's really hard to put it down so you just glide through it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: After_Forever on December 07, 2006, 11:29:52 pm

I looooooooooooooove that book.

Sarum - Edward Rutherfurd.

*edit: Spelt his name wrong!!*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on December 09, 2006, 04:23:18 am

I just finished "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai. With this book, she won the Booker 2006 price. Interesting book though I've read better once during the year.

Next one on the list: Marissa Pessl's "Special Topics in Calamity Physics".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on December 09, 2006, 06:39:54 am

I read Pride and Prejudice AGAIN. I just can't help it. The book is just brilliant and so witty!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on December 10, 2006, 06:33:44 am

Today I bought Steve Martin's 'Shopgirl', it has a movie based on it and i'm hoping it's interesting :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on December 10, 2006, 04:41:31 pm

[color=Navy]I just finished re-reading "Memoirs of a Geisha" today Sunday, December 4, 2006
I will start reading "The Power of Forgiveness" by Joyce Meyer on Tuesday, December 6.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 11, 2006, 09:45:46 pm

I finished Little Women by Louisa May Alcott last night. I had read it s a child (a loooooooong time ago), but having recently read March which is about what happens to the father while he is away at war, I decided to reread it to see how they tie together.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on December 12, 2006, 08:01:16 am

I just finished The Magician's Nephew, the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia :D

Next: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ;D

I am going to read all 7 books ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on December 12, 2006, 08:57:20 am

Whoa, good luck for the reading of all 7 Narnia books!! ;D

Along with the other 2 000 000 books i'm reading (i'm on hols -- nothing else to do!) i've decided to also read the John Connelly series!

I've just finished 'Dark Hollow' which is really good!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Hyper_gurl on December 13, 2006, 04:25:31 pm

I just finished "The Realm of Possibility" by David Levithan, and it is amazing. Very high school, and very cool.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on December 23, 2006, 04:23:23 pm

I just finished "Special topics in calamity physics" by Marisha Pessl. Pretty intriguing book, very well written. Those of you who like Donna Tartt's "The Secret History" will like this one as well.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 28, 2006, 10:08:02 pm

I finished The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank by Ellen Feldman a few days ago. And, today I finished The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on December 29, 2006, 04:15:24 am

I just read "The cat who came for Christmas" from Cleveland Amory. A friend of mine gave it to me and it seemed like the perfect book to read during the Christmas holidays. It's a lovely book, especially if you love cats :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on December 31, 2006, 08:00:56 pm

[color=Green]Today, December 31, 2006, I just finished reading " The Power of Forgiveness" by Joyce Meyer. It's a beautiful book. I recommend it to everyone.

My next book will be "Getting Anger Under Control" by Neil T. Anderson and Rich Miller. I will start on Tuesday January 2, 2007. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on January 01, 2007, 02:31:34 pm

I am currently reading Stephen Fry's Moab Is My Washpot. After that I'll be reading Ricky Gervais The Story So Far....

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on January 01, 2007, 02:48:27 pm

[quote author=Elijahs Impact link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=900#msg1067787 date=1167679894]
I am currently reading Stephen Fry's Moab Is My Washpot. After that I'll be reading Ricky Gervais The Story So Far....
[/quote]

''Moab is my Washpot'' is a fantastic book. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on January 01, 2007, 03:28:16 pm

I got it for Christmas. I got quite a few books for Christmas:
The Templar Legacy
Charmed Light Of The World
Johnny Depp A Kind Of Illusion
Moab Is My Washpot
Making History
Extras Yhe Illustrated Scripts: Series 1 & 2
Ricky Gervais The Story So Far...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: CoolFrodo on January 01, 2007, 07:12:19 pm

A few weeks ago i read Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. i still feel disturbed by it.its so horrible yet sad i recommend it to you all

Nowadays im reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. i have read nearly half of it but i don't find it touching as it is thought to be let's see maybe later my opinion might change.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on January 04, 2007, 09:59:11 am

Peter Kay's The Sound of Laughter.

Very funny! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on January 04, 2007, 03:35:33 pm

[quote author=CoolFrodo link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=900#msg1067842 date=1167696739]
A few weeks ago i read Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. i still feel disturbed by it.its so horrible yet sad i recommend it to you all.
[/quote]

I totally agree. I read it a long time ago, and enjoyed it, but as you said it is quite disturbing.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on January 05, 2007, 11:07:08 pm

"Choke" by Chuck Palahniuk. It was okay, not really my style.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on January 06, 2007, 04:52:15 pm

I just finished "The Oxford Murders" by Guillermo Martinez. It's the book Elijah's next movie is based on. I liked it a lot, the ending was very surprising.

Now I'm going to continue the book I had already started: "The Night Watch" by Sarah Waters.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: CoolFrodo on January 06, 2007, 05:04:50 pm

I just finshed One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My friends had recommended it to me and all I can say that I didn't find it impressive.I don't know why. It just didn't click with me as Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka did.

Anyways now Im reading Huckleberry Finn. I had read Tom Sawyer in my childhood but not this one

Now I desperately need to look for its movie version starring....well You-Know-Who

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on January 09, 2007, 04:17:46 am

I finished The Magician's Nephew some days ago. It's the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia and I love it!

Reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe now ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on January 09, 2007, 07:47:53 pm

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

i, surprisingly, really enjoyed it. i don't usually read non-fiction...but it was for school so i didnt have a choice. ;) but yes, i liked it.

i dont know what i'm going to read next. maybe Treasure Island...or perhaps i'll finish that LOST analysis book i started ages ago. haha.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodomyhero on January 14, 2007, 03:25:20 pm

The Big House. I can't remember the author.But its about a family's house they own on Cape Cod....and all the memories of summer... it's a great summer read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: 0o0Leentje0o0 on January 15, 2007, 01:49:01 am

Lipstick Jungle, written by Candace.. and I can't remember the last name. I really liked the book!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: doremi77 on January 18, 2007, 08:32:16 am

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (and like LotR I read it aloud to my fiancé)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 19, 2007, 05:45:21 pm

I finished Labyrinth by Kate Mosse yesterday. I want to thank Cristiel because I saw it listed in her 2006 list as a recommendation and as a re-read and that's what gave me the idea to read it. I did enjoy it. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on January 21, 2007, 06:45:39 am

Oh, I didn't know that. Glad to hear you liked it. I thought it was pretty good.

If you need more recommendations, just let me know ;)

I just finished "The Night Watch" by Sarah Waters and was truly impressed. I really like her style and am definitely going to read more of her work. I also liked this book a lot more than the won who finally won the Booker prize "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on January 22, 2007, 01:04:49 pm

I just finsihed 'Making History' by STephen Fry a few nights ago. And :-*H MY G :-*D!!!

I am now reading 'The Templar Legacy' by STeve Berry. I love readng about the Templars. Anyone else?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 26, 2007, 04:32:47 pm

Cristiel - I guess I forgot to mention that. What happened was that I had a few ideas of what I might want to read and I looked at the online catalog for my library and discovered that the 4 or 5 things were all checked out. I remembered having seen your list, so I went back and looked and actually took note of a few (including Shantaram, but I was intimidated by over 900 pages). I noticed that Labyrinth was both bold (for recommended) and italicized (for repeat) and when I read the summary at the library I decided it sounded good so I read it. :D

Yesterday I finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen which I really enjoyed. Another friend who goes to the book discussions just started it but was hooked from the first few pages.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: DEBRAH. on January 28, 2007, 12:53:30 am

the last book i read was FOTR and I just start Two Towers

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Coz on January 28, 2007, 07:21:24 am

I can't remember what the last book I finished was... but I'm currently reading a script for the next play I'm working on, a book on theatre production, The Silmarillion and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on January 28, 2007, 09:05:06 am

I've finished reading "Bravemouth" by Pamela Stevenson and "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk.

I really liked both of them! But I have to say that out of "Billy" and "Bravemouth" - "Billy" is the winner ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 30, 2007, 06:25:00 pm

I just finished Where the Red Fern Grow by Wilson Rawls. My son's teacher was reading it to them in class and he missed some so we got it from the library for him to read himself. He liked it and hubby said he read it as a kid and liked it, so I decided I should go ahead and read it too. It was a good story. Sad, though. :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on January 30, 2007, 08:16:22 pm

The Iliad/The Odyssey by Homer.

huge book. i'm so impressed with myself that i finished it in less than a month! :)

i'm finally moving on to Treasure Island that i've had since Christmas and have yet to pick up. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 02, 2007, 09:52:07 pm

A little while ago I finished The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martinez.

(Wonder why I read that) ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahsNuts on February 07, 2007, 05:19:56 pm

Stefan King-The Dark Tower.I am reading still :) Different !

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on February 09, 2007, 09:46:48 am

[quote author=<3 eLiJaH's OnE lOvE-LIJ MINE link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=915#msg1077621 date=1170886796]
Stefan King-The Dark Tower.I am reading still :) Different !
[/quote]
It's Stephen King... :P

I love that book! Or, I've only read one of them. I think it's seven or eight ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahsNuts on February 09, 2007, 10:09:44 am

[quote author=Marit {DA} link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=930#msg1077983 date=1171032408]
[quote author=<3 eLiJaH's OnE lOvE-LIJ MINE link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=915#msg1077621 date=1170886796]
Stefan King-The Dark Tower.I am reading still :) Different !
[/quote]
It's Stephen King... :P

I love that book! Or, I've only read one of them. I think it's seven or eight ::)
[/quote]

I like too.It is one of the best which are I read before...yeah !!!!! ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on February 09, 2007, 06:41:44 pm

I have just read The Oxford Murders (because Elijah is in the movie being filmed right now) and Memoirs of a Geisha which was highly recommended by Crisitel. And it was a good recommendation....a wonderful book.

I plan to read The Time Traveler's Wife next because several people have recommended that book, too.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 09, 2007, 09:08:10 pm

This evening I finished "Better Off" by Eric Brende. It's a little ironic that I am telling you about it here because it is about how our lives could be better and we could have more leisure time if we reduce our dependence on technology. ;D He and his wife spend 18 months living in a community without electricity, running water, or machines with motors. At the end, he talks about ways to integrate some of the positive things about a less technological life with living in a small town or city, but not a community of people who are non-technological by choice. It was really very interesting. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Rose on February 11, 2007, 03:12:16 pm

Sounds very intriguing, Celebrian. I added it to the long list of books I would like to read some day. :)

I just finished "Orphan Train." It is a book about homeless children in New York City in the late 1800s. They were taken out west and adopted by people there. This book followed the lives of five of these children and much of it is true, though the author added some to it to make it more readable. I had not cried over a book for a long time but this one brought tears to my eyes.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on February 11, 2007, 11:57:41 pm

Oh, that does sound sad, Rose.

I just read "The Oxford Murders" for the second time today. Now that we've learned so much about how Alex de la Iglesias is doing the film, I wanted a refresher.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 12, 2007, 01:58:54 pm

So, Yeux, did he ever ride a bike in the book?

Rose - I've heard about that book. Haven't read it though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on February 13, 2007, 12:39:19 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=930#msg1078735 date=1171306734]
So, Yeux, did he ever ride a bike in the book?[/quote]
Nope. But his grant supervisor does. I guess I was thinking Beth owned the bike, not Emily. However, I was so sure Elijah's character rode a bike, but he doesn't.

I noticed another interesting difference between the film and the book, but I'd better email about that one because it's a spoiler. ;)


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on February 13, 2007, 05:57:39 pm

[color=Blue]I just finished reading "Getting Anger Under Control" by Neil T. Anderson and Rich Miller, today February 13, 2007. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It's about how to defeat anger, fear and phobias in a Christian way.

My next book will be "The Prayer That Changes Everything" by Stormie Omartian. I will start reading it on Thursday February 15, 2007.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 16, 2007, 03:34:26 pm

I finished Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young girl yesterday. I had read it many years ago in school, but since I read The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank for my January book discussion, I decided that I wanted to reread it. It's amazingly well-written and very interesting. It was interesting to see what facts were brought into the novel I read for last month.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 27, 2007, 01:58:30 pm

Wow! No one's been posting about their reading.

I finished The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory yesterday. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on February 28, 2007, 02:03:45 am

I just finished The Time Traveler's Wife today. It's good and so many people have been raving about it. It bounces around a lot which I thought made it a bit hard to follow. Trying to figure out what was happening when was a little disconcerting, but I would definitely recommend it. The author is terrific. I'd like to read more of her work.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: koRn on March 01, 2007, 02:40:47 pm

the pope's ceiling it's an assignment for my english class

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on March 01, 2007, 08:05:13 pm

I read "The Reader" today. It's by Bernard Schlink and was translated from the original German. Excellent book and it was recommended to me by Solskie. It opens with a 15-year-old boy who's having an affair with a woman who is 20 years older, then shows how this affects him for the rest of his life.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on March 04, 2007, 04:17:02 am

I read Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

And I loved it! It's very different from the film Spielberg made!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on March 04, 2007, 06:07:33 am

I finished "The Search for River Phoenix - The Truth about the Myth" last night. It was written by someone who I used to know, Barry Lawrence. It's the fifth biography I've read about River but it surely is the most accurate. It showed River how he really was without focusing on the Hollywood movie star.

If you love River or would like to know more about him, I can surely recommend this.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on March 06, 2007, 01:45:46 am

Just finished 'Hannibal' by Thomas Harris - i've read it so many times the back cover fell off! :( So i'm getting it in hard-back soon ;D I really love Harris' writing style, it's almost like a play and it puts you inside the character's heads. I found the book much better than the movie - especially the ending, I feel the film-makers really stuffed up a great ending because they caved to public opinion.

I've also just finished 'Fight Club', which was very good and quite different to the movie, especially with the descriptions of violence and it's effects.

I'm currently half-way through 'Shopgirl' by Steve Martin and 'Hannibal Rising' by Thomas Harris, and i'm hoping to find some books by Honore de Balzac when I go into town next.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on March 09, 2007, 10:10:49 am

Last book read: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. Very funny, and also frightening, tale of the two sons of Anansi, the trickster god of Maori legend who takes the shape of a spider. It's impossible to put down - I highly recommend it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on March 10, 2007, 03:32:29 am

The last book I read was The Templar Legacy and it only started to get interesting with the last five to ten chapters and the ending seemed a bit of a cop out, personally. Also, Steve Berry's writing style doesn't suit my reading style. If there are two men in a scene and both are talking he tends to write 'he said' and you have to read back a few lines to figure out who said it.

Overall rating: 2/5

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 10, 2007, 06:56:34 pm

I finished The Time Traveler's Wife last night and really enjoyed it. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on March 10, 2007, 10:57:44 pm

[color=Blue]I finished today, Saturday, March 10, 2007 "The Prayer That Changes Everything" by Stormie Omartian. I highly recommend this book to everyone. The author has an amazing testimony how God changed her life.
Next, I will read "More...God's Words of Life for Women" by Zondervan Publishing House on Monday March 12, 2007[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on March 11, 2007, 05:25:34 am

I've just finished "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. It was the second time I read this and I still liked it a lot.

Next on the list will be "The Reader" by Bernhard Schlink which was recommended to by my both Solskie and Yeux de Bleu.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on March 13, 2007, 08:24:30 pm

A Modest Proposal (and other satirical essays) by Jonathan Swift.
Self-Reliance (and other essays) by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Civil Disobedience (and other essays) by Henry David Thoreau.
all for school...and all more or less enjoyable.

still trying to get through Treasure Island. not that it's a bad book at all, it might be one of my favorites when i'm done, i just don't have any time anymore...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Coz on March 14, 2007, 09:05:20 am

I'm currently reading 'Stage Management - The Essential Handbook', and most of the stuff in it I already know but it always helps to go over it again so you don't get complacent.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: hopeinspiresaction on March 14, 2007, 11:09:25 am

I just finished reading False Memory by Dean Koontes. I love his books.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on March 14, 2007, 05:42:57 pm

I finished "The Reader" by Bernard Schrink last night. I loved it a lot, very fascinating book with a totally unexpected ending.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 14, 2007, 06:11:47 pm

I finished The Reader by Bernhard Schlink this afternoon too. ;)

I liked it but didn't love it. And, I didn't find some of the things that would theoretically be surprising all that surprising. But, that might just be me.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on March 16, 2007, 12:17:50 am

BTW guys, I wrote a real honest to goodness review on that book I mentioned a few posts up - check it out! http://www.theroseandthornezine.com

Look me up in the 'Roses and Thorns' section - that's where the reviews are. It should still be up on the main page.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MermaidBia on March 16, 2007, 07:00:26 pm

I recently finished "War of the Worlds" (Great story, terrible writing) and now I'm on "Day Watch" by Sergej Lukianenko for the second time.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 21, 2007, 10:01:31 pm

I just finished The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, which is a memoir about her very nontraditional childhood. As quotes on the book say, like Frank McCourt, she takes sad memories and makes them art and tells it all without self-pity. I found it a quick read, with quite a few very memorable scenes. Very good. (But, sad.)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on March 22, 2007, 07:38:02 am

At the moment I am reading Russell Brand's biography. And then after that I shall be reading Ricky Gervais' biography.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on March 25, 2007, 03:33:54 pm

I just finished "Amsterdam" by IanMcEwan. I liked it though it was a bit slow in the beginning. But if you liked "Atonement", I'm sure you'll like "Amsterdam" as well.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahdreamer1 on March 29, 2007, 02:41:27 pm

The last book I read was Love & skate boarding very good book :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 04, 2007, 11:06:52 pm

I finished Doomsday Book by Connie Willis on Monday. I really enjoyed it. It's another time travel thing (which is how it came up in a conversation with a librarian who runs the book discussion group), but very different from The Time Traveler's Wife which is what started the conversation on that topic.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on April 05, 2007, 06:13:55 am

I finished 'de passievrucht' by Karel Glastra van Loon.

'Passievrucht' is in English: passion fruit. It's a great book about a father who realizes his son isn't his real son. It's very well written.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahWoodx3 on April 05, 2007, 12:22:15 pm

[color=Teal]The last book I read was Julius Ceaser for school... it was quite interesting.

Now I am reading Beowulf (which I can't even pronounce), and it is even more interesting.

What gives teachers the idea that we would want to read books like this?? ::)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on April 05, 2007, 09:47:29 pm

I'm reading "Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh, because I liked the film so much. Thus far, I enjoy the movie more. But I am only thirty-eight pages into it! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: princess08 on April 08, 2007, 09:44:58 am

I have just finished "Broken Flowers" by VC Andrews. I was really surprised at how good it was as most of the newer books are not that good... Oh, and I had just finished "Lolita" which is, urm, interesting.

Right now I'm reading "America" by Jon Stewart (and the Daily Show). It's pretty good so far.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ElijahWoodx3 on April 09, 2007, 06:49:45 pm

Ooh, I just picked up FOTR, the book today, and I'm excitied to go to bed tonight to read it! (I might even go to bed a little early! ;))

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on April 12, 2007, 12:33:20 pm

I'm currently reading 'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte, 'Paradise Lost' by John Milton, 'Black Sunday' by Thomas Harris and 'The Subtle Knife' by Phillip Pullman.

*Sigh* So much to read, so little time ;D Out of those four, i'm enjoying 'Paradise Lost' the most. Milton's poetry is very beautiful and moving ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 12, 2007, 01:47:03 pm

I just finished The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (though I'm still in the middle of an interview with the author that was included in the back). It was good.

I was wondering if a movie had been made of it and apparently one is planned for 2009 (according to imdb). There are some really good roles for women, particularly black women who are a bit older and since there are often a dearth of good roles for older women I thought it would be a good film to make in that sense.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on April 15, 2007, 10:44:07 am

[color=Purple]I just finished reading "More of...God's Words of Life for Women" by Zondervan Publishing House today Sunday, April 15, 2007.
It's a beautiful book that I recommend to all of you to read.

I will start reading "Words of Courage for Women" by Darlene Sala on Tuesday, April 17, 2007.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on April 15, 2007, 02:16:48 pm

I just finished "The Beach" by Alex Garland. I saw the movie again recently and remembered that I also had the book and liked that a lot better than the movie. So I decided to read it again.

Next on the list, "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on April 18, 2007, 03:57:59 pm

i just finished reading the Narratives of both Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. very interesting, both of them. i highly reccomend either. :)

now i'm reading Utopia by Sir something something...i can't remember his name. :-[

one day i will get around to finishing Treasure Island. i promise. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on April 24, 2007, 03:26:28 pm

I finished "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy. I was a bit disappointed, it's a very slow book. Too slow for my liking. It's very well written though.

Next on the list: "Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: eLijAhZpuMpKiNlOvE on April 27, 2007, 04:43:30 am

Ah, I finished Trainspotting a while ago. It was really good, very different from the movie. I like them both a lot. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 30, 2007, 05:28:52 pm

I finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards yesterday. It was very good and I'll be discussing it with my book discussion group in a couple of weeks. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Misz_Mii on May 02, 2007, 02:05:00 pm

I'm actually still reading it, but I loooooooove it!

I never promissed you a rosegarden...

Gosh, I can't put it away!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 04, 2007, 04:47:42 pm

I finished "The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health" by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II. It was certainly interesting. Talks about how a whole-foods, plant-based diet (so basically vegan) can prevent or treat many different diseases. It's somewhat repetitious in some ways and possibly a little heavy-handed, but certainly interesting. I have been trying to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and less meat and dairy, but I've kind of been doing that anyway as I try to lose these last few pounds. But, I'm not ready to try going vegan and my family certainly is not either. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 06, 2007, 01:09:21 pm

I finished "Revolutionary Road" by Richard Yates yesterday. It will soon be turned into a movie with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in the leading roles.

It's not a bad book but I admit that I expected more.

Next on the list: "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on May 06, 2007, 01:32:03 pm

Just finished 'The Observations' by jane Harris - next something by Tracey Chevalier, or possibly Anchee Min.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on May 06, 2007, 01:36:56 pm

I'm reading five books at the moment :P

But I finished "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving yesterday. It was cool to finally read it! ;)

And I liked it! Looove ghost stories!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 11, 2007, 06:50:07 pm

I just finished Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire.

A retelling of the Cinderella story. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on May 13, 2007, 02:48:33 pm

Hi

The last book i read was Lord of the Rings, i don't read much is hard for me to keep concentrating.

Elizabeth

;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on May 14, 2007, 05:53:05 pm

[quote author=Marit ~GLEAHD~ {DA} link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=975#msg1090984 date=1178473016]
I'm reading five books at the moment :P

But I finished "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving yesterday. It was cool to finally read it! ;)

And I liked it! Looove ghost stories!
[/quote]
ah, i need to read that. it's in my "library" (a.k.a. my bookshelf with the other 2892403 books i haven't read yet), so maybe i'll get to it this summer. :)

i did it! i finally finished Treasure Island! great book...really really fantastic. i almost want to start reading it again...i feel like i ruined it for myself, having taken so long to read it. stupid school...homework ruins everything. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 15, 2007, 03:57:24 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=975#msg1090341 date=1177968532]
I finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards yesterday. It was very good and I'll be discussing it with my book discussion group in a couple of weeks. :)
[/quote]

I just finished it too. Yeux was so kind to give me her book to read. Liked it very much.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on May 24, 2007, 11:02:55 am

Just finished Lisey's Story, Stephen King's newest book. It was fantastic! Really fascinating! That must be one of his best books! :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on May 24, 2007, 02:31:45 pm

[color=Green]I finished today Thursday, May 24, 2007 "Words of Courage for Women" by Darlene Sala. It's a very beautiful and encouraging book, I recommend you to read.

Next, I'm going to read "The Life You've Always Wanted" by John Ortberg on Saturday May 26, 2007.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: koRn on May 24, 2007, 02:59:32 pm

I'm reading requiem for a dream at the moment, I like it, but it would have been better if I hadn't seen the movie first!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on May 27, 2007, 04:54:03 pm

I finished "Black Wings has My Angel" by Elliott Chaze today. It's a very short book, only 136 pages, but I found it fascinating and well written. I look forward to the movie.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 27, 2007, 10:36:22 pm

I finished The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon. It was an interesting book. Lots of math stuff (a little like Oxford Murders, but different type of book).

ETA: Cristiel - Glad you enjoyed Memory Keeper's Daughter also. We have a good discussion of it at my book group a week and a half ago. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: chuckie3d on May 29, 2007, 07:14:11 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=975#msg1093478 date=1180299243]
I finished "Black Wings has My Angel" by Elliott Chaze today. I look forward to the movie.
[/quote]


I just finished it this weekend as well; I agree it is an easy read and is interesting. I'm curious to see what they do with the movie. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 31, 2007, 10:31:05 pm

I finished The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan today. Very interesting and readable book about food. There is a focus on industrial agriculture, organic agriculture - both industrial organic and smaller-scale, local organic, and some hunting/gathering.

I'm in a group where we talk about a lot of food and nutrition related topics which is why I've been reading some food related books. In case anyone was wondering. . . ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 06, 2007, 10:44:25 pm

I read "For One More Day" by Mitch Albom last week and forgot to add it here. All his books are very quick (never taken me more than 48 hours which is impressive considering my limited reading time) and good. I liked this one, but not quite as much as "Tuesdays with Morrie" or "The Five People You Meet in Heaven."

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 08, 2007, 04:11:36 am

I should read more, hard for me to concentrate. I posted books I read earlier on this thread. I am unsure wether to buy rhe new JRR Tolkien book.

Elizabeth

;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on June 09, 2007, 04:38:00 am

[quote author=elizabeth coffey link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=990#msg1094910 date=1181290296]
I should read more, hard for me to concentrate. I posted books I read earlier on this thread. I am unsure wether to buy rhe new JRR Tolkien book.

Elizabeth

;D
[/quote]

Have you read other books by Tolkien?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on June 12, 2007, 10:09:49 pm

[color=Green]I finished today Tuesday, June 12, 2007 "The Live That You've Always Wanted" by John Ortberg.

My next book will be ''Three Weeks with My Brother" by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks. I will start to read it on Thursday June 14, 2007. ;)[/color]

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Post by: maryd on June 13, 2007, 08:31:18 am

I'm desperately trying to read all the Harry Potter's before the new one comes out, so finished 'Philosophers Stone' yesterday.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 16, 2007, 09:45:34 pm

I recently finished Sugar Shock! by Connie Bennett which talks about the emotional and physical effects that sugar and other sweeteners can have on people, particularly those who are sensitive to it. Lots of interesting information, but not quite as easy to read as some of the other books - even those about food - that I've read recently.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 17, 2007, 02:47:52 pm

The Observer newspaper gives away a free book every month - this month was film, so I read that in about 10 minutes, they;re just short fact things, but it was really intersting!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 19, 2007, 01:47:00 pm

I finished Matilda by Roald Dahl last night. My son read it in school and one of the moms of another student in his reading group said it was really funny, so I decided I should read it too. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 19, 2007, 03:18:15 pm

'Have you read other books by Tolkien?'

I have read The Lord of the Rings, although not all through properley. I finished the first book but only read parts of the rest. It is a hard book to read even though I have it in 7 books.

Elizabeth



;D

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Post by: maryd on June 20, 2007, 04:27:17 am

Finished 'Prisoner of Azkaban' yesterday and 'The Promise of Happiness' by Justin Cartwright - has anyone else read this?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 20, 2007, 02:13:31 pm

I just read "About Alice" by Calvin Trillin in less than 24 hours. It's very short and parts are sad, but it also expresses good memories of the wife he loved. I'm thinking about reading some of his other stuff since he seems like a good writer and some of the stuff sound amusing and at least some of it's about family life which is something I'd probably like.

Mind you, I have a list of stuff to read that's far more than I could possibly get through. . . ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on June 23, 2007, 04:23:12 am

I totally understand how you feel Celebrian, my "to read" list is also very long and I keep discovering books I have to read every day ::)

Anyway, I read a few books over the past weeks, all very short books: "A child named IT" by Dave Pelzer (very disturbing and shocking), "The Unadulterated Cat" by Terry Pratchett (a must read for cat lovers) and "Walking the Maze" by Margret Shaw (weird but fascinating).

Elizabeth, if you can't even get through "Lord of the Rings", I don't think you'll like "The Children of Hurin" or any other of Tolkien's books.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 23, 2007, 08:07:53 am

Elizabeth, if you can't even get through "Lord of the Rings", I don't think you'll like "The Children of Hurin" or any other of Tolkien's books

Cristiel

I really want to read LOTR again all way through, just have to find the time and try to stay focused. I get easily distracted is my problem.

Elizabeth

;D

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Post by: SolskjaersGirl on June 23, 2007, 11:02:35 am

Oh. C.S Lewis! I've been reading from 'The Magician's Nephew' right up till the last book in the Chronicles of Narnia, 'The Last Battle' Damn. I just about love C.S Lewis right now! Its easy reading and so full of exciting adventure I just about flew through all the books. I think I'll actually miss it when I'm done, then I'll be wishing to be whisked off to Narnia to meet Prince Caspian or some Talking Beast, lol.

Great book lists you have, here, guys. Bren, you know I'm always amazed at how much and what you're reading..it all sounds like great stuff. I'm such a book freak sometimes, I irritate myself, lol! ::)


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I really want to read LOTR again all way through, just have to find the time and try to stay focused. I get easily distracted is my problem.


Elizabeth, once you get into Tolkien's style you'll love to read his books. Don't start with Children Of Hurin, that's quite difficult. Start with "The Hobbit" that's the easiest, exciting plus a very good read!

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 23, 2007, 11:30:21 am

Solskie, I have read 'the hobbit' all way through and the 'fellowship of the ring' just not the last parts of LOTR

Elizabeth

;D

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Post by: SolskjaersGirl on June 23, 2007, 11:52:27 am

Well, that's good then. You mean you've not finished The Two Towers and Return of the King? oh. TTT is just when it starts to get exciting. You really should try continuing. Tolkien gets better and better right till the end. Good Luck! :)

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Post by: Cristiel on June 24, 2007, 04:40:04 am

[quote author=Solskie link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1005#msg1096593 date=1182610955]
Bren, you know I'm always amazed at how much and what you're reading..it all sounds like great stuff. I'm such a book freak sometimes, I irritate myself, lol! ::)
[/quote]

Really? I never thought the books I read are so out of the ordinary. I consider myself a book freak as well, I love spending time in bookshops. I also have a nice book collection cause I like to look at it. I would never be able to sell a book once I've read it.

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Post by: maryd on June 24, 2007, 05:49:25 am

Everyone says 'The Hobbit' is much easier to read than LOTR, but I felt completely the opposite! I didn't much like the Hobbit but I loved LOTR! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kate06 on June 24, 2007, 08:45:49 pm

I just finished reading 'The Tao of Pooh' by Benjamin Hoff. LOVED it. It was amazing. Darling. :)

Right now I'm reading David Sedaris' book Me Talk Pretty One Day. :)

And I have a big pile of books I have to read at home. I'm also in the middle of reading Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland, which is also a very good book. :)

I'm a big book freak. It's so hard for me to walk into a book store and try to limit myself to a few things....my eyes are bigger than my 'stomach'! :)

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Post by: Colleen on June 24, 2007, 09:38:26 pm

ah, i've been dying to read Me Talk Pretty One Day. my sister bought it and loved it, which makes me want to read it more.

i just finished reading "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.
i'm moving on to Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dd;afkds;l or however you spell his name, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by JK Rowling. :)

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Post by: Culpie on June 25, 2007, 01:39:20 am

Howdy hey folks! Oh boy...a bunch of book lovers!!! ;D

I just finished reading The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis....I really enjoy his books! I must go back and read the rest of his Chronicles of Narnia...I read The L the W and Wardrobe and The Horse and His Boy years ago...but would love to read the Magician's Nephew next.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 25, 2007, 03:13:50 pm

Solskie/Cristiel,

I have started to read LOTR from TTT part and have got up to' The Road To Isengard' in the first book of TTT. It has took me two days, but I have had to wait till quiet times of each day ie before work and later in the evening. Hopefully I will finish the first book by Weekend. The just 3 more books to go.. (mine is in 7 parts)

Elizabeth

;D

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Post by: maryd on June 26, 2007, 04:12:39 am

Finished a Bill Bryson book yesterday, 'Mother Tobye' - really fascinating and hilarious, all about the origins and irregularities of the English language!
Also read my little sister's library book, 'Hazel Green' by Odo Hirsch - thats a beautiful children's book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on June 26, 2007, 07:40:22 am

I have started reading " the hunchback of Notré Dame " I have read for 5-6 days.But,it sounds great !! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on June 27, 2007, 12:38:27 pm

I just read "The Nights Templar" by Steve Berry. It's a real page turner. For those who like Da-Vinci-Code-style books, I can recommend this one.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on June 30, 2007, 11:26:44 am

Not so recently, but a few weeks ago I finished reading 'Infidel' by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Read my review here (http://roseandthornreviews.blogspot.com/)! (Scroll down to the third one on the page.)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: SwirlyBuns on June 30, 2007, 03:34:03 pm

Anyone read any of Jon Stewarts books?

Haha political satire. Daily Show. Completely awesome. =]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on June 30, 2007, 05:19:04 pm

[color=Green]I finished "Three Weeks with My Brother" by Nicholas and Micah Sparks, today Saturday, June 30, 2007.
I recommend this book to all of you.

Next, I will read "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd on Monday, July 2, 2007. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Storyteller on July 01, 2007, 10:39:40 pm

I'm currently rereading the last two Harry Potter books in preparation for the new film and last book release. I'm also working on one of the HOME series of books about LOTR.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 02, 2007, 07:27:51 am

Finished all LOTR is very different from the film although bits from the film are in the book just not set out the way they are.

I like the book as much as the film now.

;D

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Post by: Storyteller on July 02, 2007, 08:06:36 am

I'm so glad you do! I think it sort of fills out the movie and adds to it.

I hated that PJ left bits out, but if you think about it, he couldn't have included everything, much as we would have liked it. It would have lasted for DAYS. We diehard readers would have loved that but very few others. LOL

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 02, 2007, 08:55:38 am

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1020#msg1097860 date=1183377996]
I'm so glad you do! I think it sort of fills out the movie and adds to it.

I hated that PJ left bits out, but if you think about it, he couldn't have included everything, much as we would have liked it. It would have lasted for DAYS. We diehard readers would have loved that but very few others. LOL

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]

Totally agree, but what he put into the film smoothed out the storyline and still made sense. He did a good job in my opinion.

;D

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Post by: Storyteller on July 02, 2007, 09:23:25 am

I agree completely! He caught the reall spirit of the tale, and with a story this massive, I think he did the best that could be done.

I waited most of my life to see this story on the screen and I definately think it was worth the wait!

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: maryd on July 03, 2007, 04:29:08 am

Last book I read - just finished HP and the Order of the Phoenix, started Half Blood Prince this morning and I'm halfway through 'Natural Flights Of The Human Mind' by Clare Morrall, a really good read!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on July 03, 2007, 06:58:05 pm

I've finally finished Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice! ;D And I loved it! I recommend it to everyone! ;D

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Post by: PHF1138 on July 04, 2007, 12:16:23 pm

I'm about a third of the way through Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted, and I'm giving up. I hate it. It's grotesque, obscene and predictable, and I don't like any of the characters in it. None of them have any redeeming qualities at all, so much so that I'm actually hoping they all starve to death in this theater complex they're all locked up in. No fun. I'm shelving it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 06, 2007, 05:02:34 am

Finshed the Half Blood Prince, thats all of the Harry Potters done now! :)

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Post by: maryd on July 07, 2007, 05:14:52 am

Just finished 'Natural Flights of the Human Mind' by Clare Morrall - highly recommended - and I read all of Philip Pullman's children's book 'I Was A Rat' yesterday morning.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 07, 2007, 09:35:27 am

I am not an avid reader, I will probably not read any more books now. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 08, 2007, 05:07:56 am

[quote author=miss sixty link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1020#msg1099165 date=1183815327]
I am not an avid reader, I will probably not read any more books now. ::)
[/quote]

Why not? I couldn't live without books, I spend most of my free time reading...I'm restarting Sabiel by Garth Nix at the moment, for about the 6th time...Has anyone on here ever heard of Eli Weisz (sp?) who wrote a book about the Holocaust?

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 08, 2007, 09:05:50 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1020#msg1099365 date=1183885676]
[quote author=miss sixty link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1020#msg1099165 date=1183815327]
I am not an avid reader, I will probably not read any more books now. ::)
[/quote]

Why not? I couldn't live without books, I spend most of my free time reading...I'm restarting Sabiel by Garth Nix at the moment, for about the 6th time...Has anyone on here ever heard of Eli Weisz (sp?) who wrote a book about the Holocaust?
[/quote]

Because I get easily distracted maryd I find it very hard to keep focused on reading, I prefer watching films,tv. ::)

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Post by: maryd on July 10, 2007, 04:53:58 am

I see...maybe short stories or something? They don't need much concentration, and they're perfect for just picking up and reading one at a time.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 10, 2007, 05:44:11 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1020#msg1099965 date=1184057638]
I see...maybe short stories or something? They don't need much concentration, and they're perfect for just picking up and reading one at a time.
[/quote]

yeah, good idea. If a subject really interests me like LOTR or the hobbit then I don't mind reading big books. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on July 13, 2007, 07:47:50 pm

[color=LimeGreen]I finished "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, today Friday, July 13, 2007.

I will read "The Dogs of Babel" by Carolyn Parkhurst on Monday July 16, 2007. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on July 14, 2007, 09:04:15 pm

I don't think I posted this before I left for vacation, but I finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver with Camille Kingsolver and Steven L Hopp. An interesting book about eating only local foods for a year.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on July 15, 2007, 01:35:07 pm

I've finished the second book in Stephen King's fantasy serie, The Dark Tower! ;D I think it's much better than the first one ;D

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 16, 2007, 04:18:45 am

I have read some 'stephen king' books but not many marit is that one any good? ;D

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Post by: maryd on July 16, 2007, 04:48:16 am

Never read a Stephan King...

Just finished 'Just Like Tomorrow' by Faiza Guene - translated from French, original title 'Kiffe-Kiffe Demain'. Its really interesting, about a girl growing up in the Parisian suberbs, a little different from anything I've ever read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on July 16, 2007, 06:43:33 am

I think The Dark Tower is very good. But it's pretty different from the other books he's writing

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 17, 2007, 04:53:26 am

Just finished 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak, a really beautiful book about a young girl in Nazi Germany during WW2. I cried at the end.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 18, 2007, 12:48:37 pm

maryd, "The Book Thief" is on my "to read" list. Is it something you can recommend?

I just finished "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett. It's a pretty heavy book (1000+ pages) about the building of a cathedral. Sounds boring? It is all but that. Underneath is one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read.

Next on the list: Jed Rubenfeld's "The Interpretation of Murder"

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 19, 2007, 04:25:05 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1035#msg1104593 date=1184777317]
maryd, "The Book Thief" is on my "to read" list. Is it something you can recommend?
[/quote]

Definately Cristiel. Its written quite differently but its hugely...'readable'...if you know what I mean. You can't put it down. Its a little dark in places but a really good story.

Reading 'Lirael' at the moment, the sequel to 'Sabriel' by Garth Nix.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on July 21, 2007, 06:11:13 pm

[color=Navy]I finished "The Dogs of Babel" by Caroline Parkhurst, today Saturday, July 21, 2007.

My next book will be "Animals in Translation" by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. I will start it on Monday, July 23, 2007. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jubeth on July 22, 2007, 06:54:24 pm

I finished 'Deathly Hallows' at 5am Sunday morning, I decided to finish it all in the one day. Obviously I can' say anything about it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on July 22, 2007, 10:10:42 pm

I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this afternoon. :D

No spoilers from me, though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 23, 2007, 04:44:16 am

I'll just add here that I finished Hallows and am now re-reading....OK, my mouth is shut. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 23, 2007, 08:56:29 am

Julie how on earth you read 900 pages in one night it took me nearly a month to struggle through LOTR :o

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 23, 2007, 04:45:12 pm

I just finished "The Interpretation of Murder" by Jed Rubenfeld. Not a bad book but also not what I had expected. I found it rather dull and boring at times.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Storyteller on July 24, 2007, 09:23:50 am

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Need I say more?

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on July 27, 2007, 05:53:50 pm

I finished "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" on Wednesday and "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" today. I'm going to read the whole series again, to find all the clues Jo left in the books leading to the last one.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 28, 2007, 04:24:07 am

Finally finished Lirael by Garth Nix, that took a while since I had a break in the middle for Harry Potter! Now time to read my library books before they're overdue - I'll start with Abhorsen.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on July 28, 2007, 09:16:41 pm

Today I read A Thousand Splendid Suns, the new book by Khalen Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. It's every bit as wonderful as The Kite Runner....and even more heartbreaking. Read it and weep, but do read it.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on July 30, 2007, 01:45:28 pm

I finished HP and the deadly hallows a week ago, and I reraed the last chapeters to make sure I understood everything. I really liked the book, it was everything I hoped for. I also read Bridget Jones, on the edge of reason and Chindler's list whilst one vacation. Liked both books.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: chanelsunglasses on July 30, 2007, 07:32:51 pm

devil wears prada.
bloody fantastic if you ask me.
(Y)

before that it was sharon osbournes autobiography.
x

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on July 31, 2007, 04:09:20 pm

Last night I finished Battle Royale by Koushun Takami, it was so fantastic and horrible at the same time! I was like this: :o all the time!

And, this morning I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! It is the best Rowling has written, at least in my opinion!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 03, 2007, 05:23:32 am

Finished Abhorsen at last! Now I'm trying to re-read 'The Goose Girl' by Shannon Hale before I go on holiday because I borrwed the sequel 'Enna Burning' to take with me and I want to finish the first one.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on August 07, 2007, 06:29:45 am

girls .. What about Stefan King ? I wanna read him.But,I have got no idea about him.Anybody read him ? :-*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Nutella Sister on August 07, 2007, 09:25:27 am

Duh!! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! :D The best out of her bo0ks but I still like the 2nd one a lot! ;D ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 07, 2007, 02:32:07 pm

[quote author=*MrsWood*~eLiJaH's OnE lOvE~ link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1050#msg1112701 date=1186482585]
girls .. What about Stefan King ? I wanna read him.But,I have got no idea about him.Anybody read him ? :-*
[/quote]

stephen king I have read some of his books they are quite hard to read as detailed but enjpyable if you like horror :o

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: lu-lu-biv on August 07, 2007, 07:02:26 pm

well the last book I've read is "Count of montecristo", well I re-read it.. it's one of my favorites....

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on August 08, 2007, 06:20:48 am

[quote author=miss sixty link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1050#msg1112949 date=1186511527]
[quote author=*MrsWood*~eLiJaH's OnE lOvE~ link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1050#msg1112701 date=1186482585]
girls .. What about Stefan King ? I wanna read him.But,I have got no idea about him.Anybody read him ? :-*
[/quote]

stephen king I have read some of his books they are quite hard to read as detailed but enjpyable if you like horror :o
[/quote]

ok ! I am wrong :D I hate horror.So,I cannot read ! :-*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 13, 2007, 04:00:15 am

After my Harry Potter marathon (re-read all seven books in less then a month), I finished "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen last night. It's a story about a young man in a circus. I really liked it, enjoyable and very well written.

With thanks to Celebrian for the recommendation :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on August 14, 2007, 08:41:44 pm

ahhh, Stephen King! Carrie has got to be one of my favorite books ever. :D and IT...oh my gosh, i couldn't even read IT during the day without someone in the room with me. it freaked me out so much...so fantastic! ;D i'm dying to read his Dark Tower series...there's about a bajillion, from what i've seen, so i'm going to wait until next summer to even attempt them, with school and all. ::)

anyways, i just finished reading The Odyssey for about the fourth time. i have to write an English paper on it over the summer...i could've written about it from the other 3 times i read it, but i love it so much i decided to just read it again. ;D
and i'm starting The Jungle by Upton Sinclair tomorrow. another English assignment. gosh, school hasn't even started yet and i'm already swamped with work! ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 15, 2007, 06:10:23 pm

I finished The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry last night. Thanks to Cristiel for the recommendation. :) It was a quick read, but it took a while because we were visiting people and I didn't have a lot of reading time.

Cristiel - I'm so glad you enjoyed Water for Elephants. I thought that was a really good one too. :D I know Kathleen read it and enjoyed it also. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on August 17, 2007, 05:23:55 am

I finished Stephen King's Cell ;D I love it! And, I didn't touch my phone for days!

I love him! His fantasy, ideas, way of writing, sense of humour, everything!

I think Stephen King is my favourite author ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 17, 2007, 07:05:31 pm

I love Stephen King, too, Marit.

I finished The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown last week. If you are at all interested in Diana, Princess of Wales, this is an excellent book. It's pure biography, not glitz, no gee-whiz stuff and not even any photos. It's a very well written, extremely well researched book with none of the sensationalism of the tabloids or tell-all type books that have been written by people who worked for her.

I just started Black Wings Has My Angel. This is the book that's being made into a film with Elijah and Anthony Moody (producer of Day Zero) co-producing.





Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 18, 2007, 07:40:55 am

I'm glad you enjoyed "The Templar Legacy" Celebrian :)

I just finished another of your recommendations: "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan". I found it intriguing, fascinating and shocking. The chapter where they bind the girls feet, made me sick. I had to stop reading several times because my stomach got upset :-X

Now I'm going to re-read "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", a bit slower this time ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 18, 2007, 11:02:26 pm

Cristiel - I'm glad you enjoyed SnowFlower also. :) I know what you mean about the foot binding. Very disturbing! :o

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Storyteller on August 20, 2007, 05:19:05 pm

I'm currently rereading all seven Harry Potter books. I had only read the first three books once way back when they came out and I'm finding out so much I had forgotten that is relavent to the seventh book! I'm about to start GOF.

I want to read The Kite Runner, The Light Fantastic, and am feeling the need to read LOTR again. It will be my 42nd reading of that.


Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 20, 2007, 07:35:58 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1065#msg1114418 date=1187644745]
I want to read The Kite Runner...[/quote]
You should also read his new book, A Thousand Splendid Suns. It's even better.


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...and am feeling the need to read LOTR again. It will be my 42nd reading of that.

WOW! I wouldn't think you'd have to read it; I'd think you could recite the whole book by now? 8)







Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Storyteller on August 20, 2007, 07:52:47 pm

LOL NO. It's funny but on every reading, I STILL find something new. I think part of it is because *I* change, and therefore am always approaching the story from a slightly different position.

I think the ability to do that is one mark of a well-written book.

I'll put the other book you suggested on my list.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 21, 2007, 09:04:10 am

Had loads of time on holiday and read lots:

'I Capture The Catle' by Dodie Smith, a beautiful read,
"The Secret Countess' by Eva Ibbotson was a bit young for me,
'Zoli' by Calum McCann, I highly recommend to everyone, its about a group of the Roma people after WW2...
'Silence To The Bone' by EL Kronesburg, interesting
'The Bird' by Oh-Jung Hee, short and not so sweet,
'The Goose Girl' and 'Enna Burning' by Shannon Hale, sweet fairytales
'Falling Leaves', which is the autobiography of Adeline Yen-Mah, very moving.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Storyteller on August 21, 2007, 01:35:00 pm

The Goose Girl has always been one of my favorite fairy tales, Maryd. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I think so many young people these days manage to miss out on all the old fairy tales my geberation enjoyed.

Hugs,
Rach

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 22, 2007, 10:58:16 pm

I finished the Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (first in the DiscWorld series) yesterday. I liked it but didn't absolutely love it. Because I know they are filming, I completely saw Twoflower as Sean Astin. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 22, 2007, 11:10:21 pm

I don't know where I saw it...oh! I think it was on the Collecting Books thread...someone said there are 30 books in the DiscWorld series! :o Is that true? Sean could end up doing sequels for the rest of his life. ;D





Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 23, 2007, 03:38:16 am

I tried to read something by Terry Pratchett a few years ago and it was so not my thing.

I finished "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro yesterday. Daniel Radcliffe mentioned it in an interview so I decided to check it out. Wonderful book, a bit confusing in the beginning but very well written.

Next on the list is Diana Setterfield's "The Thirteenth Tale".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 23, 2007, 12:54:46 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1065#msg1114913 date=1187838621]
I don't know where I saw it...oh! I think it was on the Collecting Books thread...someone said there are 30 books in the DiscWorld series! :o Is that true? Sean could end up doing sequels for the rest of his life. ;D
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From something I read (from Emmi, I think), I don't think Twoflower is in that many of them. A few more but certainly not all. I'm not sure if it's 30, but it is quite a few. I don't really plan to read more. At least not any time soon. I only read it because we had it in the house (my son was reading it) and I heard they were filming.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 23, 2007, 03:00:35 pm

I've attempted Terry Practchett, with 'The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents' but its one of the few books I read halfway through and then put down.

I'm now halfway through Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte - I love the Brontes.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 23, 2007, 04:41:57 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1080#msg1115016 date=1187895635]
I've attempted Terry Practchett, with 'The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents' but its one of the few books I read halfway through and then put down.
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My husband and son read that together and really liked it. I heard bits of it that were amusing, but didn't actually read it myself.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 23, 2007, 06:31:46 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1080#msg1115016 date=1187895635]
I'm now halfway through Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte - I love the Brontes. [/quote]
Oh yes....so do I. I've read everything by all three sisters. I don't think Anne's books are quite as good as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, but still good books.





Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kate06 on August 23, 2007, 11:25:25 pm

I'm not done with it, but I almost am...

I'm reading 'In the Time of the Butterflies' by Julia Alverez (sp?)....so great. We watched the movie my freshman year of high school for a unit we were doing in our 'World Cultures' class....really helped me gain interest in the Latin American culture....it's about the four Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic who are part of an underground group that's planning a revolution against the incredibly evil dictator, Trujillo.....

And I love this book....it's amazing. How many times have I said that in this post? Hahahaha. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 23, 2007, 11:30:27 pm

LOL...off topic, but I just had to comment on your great icon. Considering the amount of coffee I drink, Starbucks should be my home.

I've heard of the movie In the Time of the Butterflies, but I didn't realize it was based on a book.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kate06 on August 23, 2007, 11:33:38 pm

Sorry to keep off topic, but----that's awesome! I work at a Starbucks, so when Is aw it I had to have it!!

I didn't know it was a book until our teacher read a passage from it, because that was what we had to base a project off of. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 24, 2007, 04:36:06 pm

I finished "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield tonight, finished it in two days. I was on my "to-read" list for a long time until I found out my library actually had it.

I liked it very much, the book is a real page turner, very mysterious and haunting. If you like this type of book, I can surely recommend it.

Next on the list: "The Secret River" by Kate Grenville.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 24, 2007, 07:39:30 pm

I read a truly delightful book this afternoon by J.K. Rowling titled Quidditch Through the Ages. It's small, only 57 pages, and was written in 2001. All the people and companies involved in creating the book provided their services for free. Rowling and the publisher donated all the profits to a children's charity in the UK.

It's as much fun as reading another HP book. JKR goes into such fantastic detail....and all about Quidditch. You feel as though you're reading an actual history of a real sport.

Many, many thanks to Celebrian, who sent me the book. JKR wrote another book around the same time for the same purpose. It's titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I have to track that down.

I've been reading Black Wings Has My Angel for over a week. It's a small book, but it's an effort to read. I think it has the kind of plot that would make a good movie, but I don't care much for the book.






Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 24, 2007, 10:04:12 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1080#msg1115153 date=1187998770]
I read a truly delightful book this afternoon by J.K. Rowling titled Quidditch Through the Ages.
Many, many thanks to Celebrian, who sent me the book.
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So glad to hear that it arrived and that you enjoyed it. :D I have the other one, but only a single copy, so no extra to send you.


I'm not sure where to put this, but since I am posting here, I think I'll go ahead. In our paper the other day, there was a report about a survey that said somewhere between 20-30% of Americans hadn't read a single book in the past year. The statistics seemed even worse in previous years. I found that surprising given how much my friends read, but I guess my friends are not a typical cross-section of the country.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 24, 2007, 10:56:20 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1080#msg1115163 date=1188007452]
So glad to hear that it arrived and that you enjoyed it. :D I have the other one, but only a single copy, so no extra to send you.[/quote]
Yes, I remember you said you had only one copy of Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them. But I bought a copy tonight from one of the amazon.com marketplace sellers. New and only $1.96 :o


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I'm not sure where to put this, but since I am posting here, I think I'll go ahead. In our paper the other day, there was a report about a survey that said somewhere between 20-30% of Americans hadn't read a single book in the past year. The statistics seemed even worse in previous years. I found that surprising given how much my friends read, but I guess my friends are not a typical cross-section of the country.

How sad is that! And I agree, we're not typical. There would be a huge hole in my life without books.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on August 25, 2007, 04:08:23 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1080#msg1115163 date=1188007452]

I'm not sure where to put this, but since I am posting here, I think I'll go ahead. In our paper the other day, there was a report about a survey that said somewhere between 20-30% of Americans hadn't read a single book in the past year. The statistics seemed even worse in previous years. I found that surprising given how much my friends read, but I guess my friends are not a typical cross-section of the country.

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I think this is a universal problem. I know a lot of people who hardly ever read, only the occasional chick-lit fic when they're on holiday. I've always read a lot and also try to encourage people to read. I think it shows when people read a lot, especially children.

Karel never reads, he just can't concentrate on a book. The only things he reads are scripts. But he often says he's jealous at me because I can read for hours.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 25, 2007, 04:20:49 am

My parents don't read anything except the newspaper....but me and my two sisters never have our noses out of a book, and they used to read to us when we were little. So I guess reading doesn't really run in the family.

Yeux, glad you're enjoying the Harry Potter Comic Relief Books, I've got them both and they're really good for a quick thumb-through.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on August 25, 2007, 07:50:53 pm

I just finished (finally) "The Eyre Affair" by Jasper Fforde. I was interupted halfway through by increasing amounts of Uni work. And just got back to it this summer.

Very good. Enjoyed it.

Now, onto "Lost in a Good Book" (Also by Fforde) once my Dad's finished with it ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 25, 2007, 11:07:06 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1080#msg1115189 date=1188030049]
My parents don't read anything except the newspaper.....[/quote]
That's true of many people here in the US, too. But many newspapers are going out of business because people rely more and more on TV and the Internet.


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Yeux, glad you're enjoying the Harry Potter Comic Relief Books, I've got them both and they're really good for a quick thumb-through.

I don't have Fantastic Beasts.... yet, but you probably saw that I've ordered it. I should have it soon though.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on August 26, 2007, 08:05:03 am

I haven't got enough time to read on these days.It is bad for me ! :( I have to study much much.Physics,math,chemistry,biology and alot ... I cannot visit here like my old days.I am sorry both of them ! I sometimes read magazines ! And,I am really sorry again not being here much ! :(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on August 26, 2007, 11:45:00 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1080#msg1115016 date=1187895635]
I've attempted Terry Practchett, with 'The Amazing Maurice and his educated rodents' but its one of the few books I read halfway through and then put down.
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:o you didn't??!!!?

OMG that was the first Pratchett book I read, thought it was such an easy read and such a nice story. Great childrens book. It was what got me into reading his Discworld series.

What was it that made you put it down? :(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 27, 2007, 04:14:37 am

[quote author=tafika link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1095#msg1115404 date=1188143100]

What was it that made you put it down? :(
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Now you're asking, lol! It was a couple of years ago and I just couldn't get into the story...I do that sometimes! Like with Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials', people keep telling me to read them and every time I try I just get bored. Though I do like fantasy, don't get me wrong! Maybe I should give Prachett another go.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on August 27, 2007, 01:33:43 pm

You put down 'His Dark Materials' too? :o
They're my fave books! lol ;)

Actually, when I first read "Northern Lights" (Or "Golden Compass" I think it's called in some countries) it took me a while to get into it. I struggled with the first half of it, but once you get properly into the story it's amazing, it really is.
That first book took me the longest to read because of that little struggle at the beginning. But persisting with it brought out a really amazing set of books for me.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 28, 2007, 04:18:27 am

Maybe I should try again.... ::)

Just finished 'Ted And Sylvia' by Emma Tennant, about the lives of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, it was written kinda strangely and I didn't enjoy it as much as I might have done.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 01, 2007, 10:02:26 am

lotr location guidebook. Does that count?
Came in useful while travelling round New Zealand..anyone else got it? ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 02, 2007, 04:39:24 am

I'm halfway through 'The Life Of Pi' and loving it, but picked up 'Bored Of The Rings' and read that yesterday afternoon, one of the funniest parodies I've read!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 02, 2007, 10:29:24 am

I am on chapter ten of 'the lovely bones' is a fab book hard to put down thanks yeux for suggesting I read it :-*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 02, 2007, 12:07:50 pm

I've got The Lovely Bones out of the library, came recommended by one of my friends, I'll read that once I'm done with the three books I'm reading now.... ::) It's a bad habit of mine to start one, then another and not finish the first one, so I've got bookmarks right now in Wuthering Heights, The Life Of Pi and A Short History Of Tractors In Ukranian. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 02, 2007, 12:21:57 pm

Mary, I'd love to know what you think of "A Short History Of Tractors In Ukraine" when you're done. I have it on my to-read list but have no idea if it's worth it.

I just finished "The Secret River" by Kate Grenville and was slightly disappointed by it. I had expected a lot but often found it boring and dull.

Next on the list is "Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho, I hope I'll love this one as much as I loved "The Alchemist".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 02, 2007, 03:31:57 pm

I have finished the lovely bones now took me in total around 5 and a half hours. Loved it and read word for word which is very unusual for me but it had me hooked.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 07, 2007, 12:23:28 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1095#msg1116880 date=1188750117]
Mary, I'd love to know what you think of "A Short History Of Tractors In Ukraine" when you're done. I have it on my to-read list but have no idea if it's worth it.
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I'm finished now, and I reckon its worth it! It didn't take too long to read because it really grabbed my attention. A couple of reviews said it was 'hilarious', and there were certain bits that I smiled at, but I wouldn't say I laughed outright at it. To be honest, parts of it were pretty moving. I'd definately give it a go if I were you, Brenda; its a really lovely, honest book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on September 07, 2007, 09:47:53 pm

[color=Purple]I finished reading "Animals in Translation" today Friday, September 7, 2007 by Temple Grandin and Catherine Jonhson.

My next book will be "The Bright Forever" by Lee Martin. I'll start reading it on Sunday, September 9, 2007. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 08, 2007, 04:12:19 am

When I ger paid I think I will buy 'Lucky' also by Alice Seibold and see if I enjoy it as much as 'The Lovely Bones' ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 08, 2007, 04:25:55 am

I'm getting stuck back into 'The Life Of Pi' and I'm also starting a novel in Irish (?!) called 'Gafa'. We have to study it for our literature part of the A-level. Eek!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on September 09, 2007, 05:53:25 pm

i read Shakespeare's Macbeth, and i've since moved on to Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. wish me luck, lol.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: lu-lu-biv on September 09, 2007, 09:48:20 pm

"A very desesperate scream" very beautiful book, I finished today...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kate06 on September 11, 2007, 08:04:14 am

I just finished 'In the Time of the Butterflies', an amazing re-telling of the story of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic during a time they were being oppressed by the dictator, Trujillo. It's an inspiring read, so I encourage you to pick it up and try it out. ;D ;D



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 11, 2007, 02:10:08 pm

There, just finished 'The Life Of Pi' by Yann Martel and I adored every page, it was so moving and touching and extraordinary. I'll definately re-read it sooner or later.

Now I'm moving on to 'The Lovely Bones'. Came recommended by a friend and Elizabeth loved it so....I'll give it a go! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 11, 2007, 05:09:04 pm

mary - tell me what you think when you have read it ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 11, 2007, 10:35:12 pm

Today I finished "The Last Town on Earth" by Thomas Mullen which I'll be discussing with my book group next week.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 15, 2007, 04:09:45 am

Well, I finished 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold last night. I must say I didn't enjoy the first half of the book as much as the second - it was compulsive and intriguing, but not exactly enjoyable. I found it pretty fascinating in places and that kept me reading, rather than actually loving every page (which is what happened with 'The Life Of Pi'). Towards the end, though, I felt it was quite moving.

I also started my Irish literature book yesterday in school - its called 'Gafa' which literally translates as 'Hooked'. Its a 'modern' novel about drug addiction and dishonest families. :) The only trouble is, it's going to take ages to read because my Irish isn't yet at a level where I can read a novel the whole way through without stopping to translate. Hopefully reading 'Gafa' will help.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 15, 2007, 05:03:26 am

Glad to hear you liked it as a whole, shame you didnt enjoy all of it.

I am still trying to get Mark to read it he always says "When I can be bothered"

;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 15, 2007, 10:22:27 pm

I finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone this morning. It was actually a book on tape that I listened to, but I thought that was close enough to "reading" it to put here. ;) I've wanted to read back through the old ones now that I've read the last and I have found some interesting mentions. I started listening to HP and the Chamber of Secrets this afternoon, too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 16, 2007, 04:10:08 am

Celebrian, which version do you listen to? I'm currently listening to Stephen Fry reading "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" while being on my step every evening.

By the way, did you like "The Last Town on Earth"? It's also on my to-read list.

I just finished "The Tenderness of Wolves" by Stef Penney and really loved it. It reminded me a lot of "Snow Falling on Cedars", one of my favorite books. If you like a good adventure story where nothing is at is seems, I can totally recommend "The Tenderness of Wolves".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 16, 2007, 04:16:26 am

Went to the library yetserday and picked up a load of new stuff to read - including 'Everything Is Illuminated'. :) I'm about 1/4 of the way through and loving it!

By the way, how do you all choose the next book that you will read? For me, I just pick out interesting titles off the shelves, but there must be other ways.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 16, 2007, 04:19:02 am

For me I dont go out and just buy any book cos I dont read all books it has to be a book with a subject that interests me or that someone recommends me :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 16, 2007, 04:21:09 am

I have several ways of deciding what to read. I often look at sites like Amazon to check the new releases, am a member of several book communities at LJ and I'm a member at LibraryThing (very useful, not only to keep track of your own books but it also gives you recommendations). I also get a lot of recommendations from friends. Sometimes, I just pick stuff randomly, because I like the title or the cover page.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 16, 2007, 02:15:02 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1110#msg1119997 date=1189930208]
Celebrian, which version do you listen to? I'm currently listening to Stephen Fry reading "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" while being on my step every evening.[/quote]

My version is read by Jim Dale and he's quite good. :D


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By the way, did you like "The Last Town on Earth"? It's also on my to-read list.


Yes, I did enjoy it. It's sad, but good and a quick read. I'm looking forward to my discussion on Thursday.

A lot of what I read is either on my book discussion group list or recommendations from friends. Like Cristiel. :D I wish I had more time to get through all the suggestions, but I do the best I can. I rarely pick up anything completely randomly because there are so many things I've heard about that I want to read if I can find the time.


ETA: I just (like a minute or two ago) finished Bored of the Rings by the Harvard Lampoon. There were some things that I chuckled at, but overall, it wasn't as good a parody as I was hoping/expecting. It was also rather crude, but I suppose if I'd thought about it, I would have known that since it was by the Harvard Lampoon. Anyway, it was short and I'm not sorry I read it because now I know, but overall I'd say I was disappointed.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 18, 2007, 02:23:21 am

Well I have just purchased 'Lucky'' of Amazon for £6.74 (inc postage)£3.99 actual cost :D

I will let you know what I think of it when it arrives and I have read it :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 18, 2007, 12:06:36 pm

[quote author=wild kiwi link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1110#msg1120360 date=1190096601]
Well I have just purchased 'Lucky'' of Amazon for £6.74 (inc postage)£3.99 actual cost :D

I will let you know what I think of it when it arrives and I have read it :)
[/quote]

I hope you don't think it's a lot like "The Lovely Bones" because I'm afraid that, if this is the case, you'll be disappointed.

"Lucky" is Alice Sebold's own story, a story about rape and how she dealt with it. It's nothing like "The Lovely Bones".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on September 18, 2007, 01:36:35 pm

Well, I got sidetracked off my reading list by Mr.Potter..you know, he's such a lovely boy, I'd always go back to reading him. :) Anyway, I have loads I've got to read now. Some of them are recommendations by online friends, like Cristiel and Yeux, (thanks!) Some books, I just buy them because I just love the titles and the story has really got me interested.

Before, I got sidetracked by Harry, I was reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman and I'm almost done with that. He's such an awesome writer! I have alot more on the rest on my list or at least, I'm trying to read it all at the same time or something like that.. lol.

That audio Harry Potter version sounds really nice. It'd be interesting to listen to it, instead of reading. And I should add Alice Sebold's books to my list, been wanting to for awhile.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 18, 2007, 02:26:50 pm

Interesting to hear how you all choose your books. Thanks.

I've finished 'Everything Is Illuminated'. What a beautiful book. I found myself desperate to get home from school and finish it. Very memorable, and tragically funny. There were a few laugh-out-loud and cry-out-loud moments.

I'm now about a quarter of the way through a short book translated from Russian - its called 'Death and the Penguin' by Andrey Kurkov. Very funny. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 18, 2007, 03:10:24 pm



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I hope you don't think it's a lot like "The Lovely Bones" because I'm afraid that, if this is the case, you'll be disappointed.

"Lucky" is Alice Sebold's own story, a story about rape and how she dealt with it. It's nothing like "The Lovely Bones".

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I know this Cristiel but thanks for thinking of me on that one, I think it will make an interesting read still and I am looking forward to it ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: PHF1138 on September 19, 2007, 12:00:26 am

Last book read: Stephen King's 'Salems Lot. Arguably the best modern vampire novel in print. Scary as hell, slow-building, just enough gore to keep you riveted but not disgusted. Good stuff. I don't know why it took me so long to read it in the first place.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 19, 2007, 02:26:41 am

read it plus other stephen king books good arent they, better than the films ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 19, 2007, 12:51:00 pm

[quote author=Solskie link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1125#msg1120455 date=1190136995]

That audio Harry Potter version sounds really nice. It'd be interesting to listen to it, instead of reading.

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Well, I have them all so I can upload whatever book you want. I had planned to upload book 1 for a friend over the weekend so let me know if you're interested.

I do have the UK versions though, read by Stephen Fry.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 19, 2007, 02:58:31 pm

I've never heard the American versions of Harry Potter on audio, but I think Stephen Fry is excellent. Lovely voice. :)

'Death and the Penguin' is a great book, I'm really enjoying it! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 19, 2007, 11:07:29 pm

Within an hour this evening, I finished listening to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on tape and finished reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I had started the latter over a month ago and then had to put it aside for a while and just got back to it Monday. It was good and I'm originally from Brooklyn, so it had that extra personal touch (I left Brooklyn before I turned 9, though, so I don't remember all that much).

I'm listening to the US versions of the Harry Potter books with Jim Dale who is very good. I'm really enjoying them. I haven't heard the Stephen Fry versions, though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 22, 2007, 04:39:14 am

I finished reading Lucky the other day all I can say is Wow! Alice must have had incredible inner strength to write about her ordeal I only have praise for her. Loved the book!! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 23, 2007, 03:59:14 am

I'm glad you liked "Lucky".

I finished reading "The Birth of Venus" by Sarah Dunant yesterday, a story that is set in the old Florence (Italy). Pretty fascinating with a rather surprising ending.

Next on the list: "Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini... finally 8)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on September 23, 2007, 02:17:40 pm

'vallen' or in English 'to fall' by Anne Provoost. Not my favourite kind of book, but I had to read it because I'm discussing the book with my 10th grade class in Ducth (I didn't pick it, my colleagues did ;)).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 24, 2007, 10:49:10 pm

I finished Falling Boy by Alison McGhee this evening. It is for my next book discussion. I didn't enjoy it as much as many of the other books I've read for discussion. I liked it more by the end than early on and I almost always like books more after the discussion, so we'll see, but for now I'd say I liked it but didn't love it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on September 25, 2007, 12:43:58 pm

I finished reading "Thousand Splendid Suns" in a bit more than a day. I was impressed by also very shocked. I mean, how is it possible that there are still countries where women have no rights at all. This is 2007, not the middle ages! It also made me realise how blessed we all should feel to be born in a country and that does treat us like Mariam and Laila were treated.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 25, 2007, 02:13:26 pm

Finished 'Death and the Penguin' by Andrey Kurkov this morning, what a twist in the tale! Loved it.

Now re-reading 'The Pianist' by Wladyslaw Szpilman. I read this a couple of years ago and it moved me to tears. :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 25, 2007, 09:39:05 pm

I finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on tape a few minutes ago. I'll have to manage without a book on tape tomorrow morning and I hope to get book 4 at the library tomorrow. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on September 28, 2007, 10:32:33 am

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1125#msg1120602 date=1190220660]
[quote author=Solskie link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1125#msg1120455 date=1190136995]

That audio Harry Potter version sounds really nice. It'd be interesting to listen to it, instead of reading.

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Well, I have them all so I can upload whatever book you want. I had planned to upload book 1 for a friend over the weekend so let me know if you're interested.

I do have the UK versions though, read by Stephen Fry.
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You DO!? Gawd, Bren, I love to have it! I checked at the bookstore and one set cost about four hundred bucks!! And I think those I saw are the UK versions. Gosh. I'd so appreciate it if you could *hugs you* :-* ;D

I've finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman and I'm reading the book from you and Jo Ann gave me! "Shadow Of The Wind" Its such an awesome book, I've just fallen in love with the way the author writes. He's so good.

I've also just got two new books as well. One I read from a review in the newspaper. The other was yours, Cristiel! I think you mentioned it here.

-The Rain Before It Falls by Jonathan Coe(don't you just love that title?) and
- The Tenderness of Wolves by Steff Penny

Gosh, I've got so much to read..I'm also looking for that Khaled Hosseini book too. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 28, 2007, 12:00:38 pm


Quote:
I checked at the bookstore and one set cost about four hundred bucks!! And I think those I saw are the UK versions.


Seriously? I'm not too sure what $400 is in pounds sterling - maybe about £200? I'm nearly certain when I got them they were only about £70. Well worth it though, especially for long car journeys. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on September 29, 2007, 12:57:42 pm

Its not 400 USdollars, its in Malaysian currency, mary. 400 ringgit and that's alot of money. You could buy a cellphone with that or a whole lot of other books ;D Then again if it is 400 US dollars, it'd be even more expensive in ringgit. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 30, 2007, 04:11:14 am

[quote author=Solskie link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1140#msg1121496 date=1191085062]
Its not 400 USdollars, its in Malaysian currency, mary. 400 ringgit and that's alot of money. You could buy a cellphone with that or a whole lot of other books ;D Then again if it is 400 US dollars, it'd be even more expensive in ringgit. ::)
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Oh, right, thanks for explaining! :P

I've now started reading 'Seeing' by Jose Saramango.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on October 02, 2007, 06:44:13 am

I started with the rereading of all the HP books. I started (obvisouly) with the philosepher's stone again. It's almost unbelievable how Rowling must have had the stroy in her head. Even in the first book are a lot of clues for the end of the story. Fantastic!

It'also a bit strange to reread the books...


SPOILER





For exemple now that I know Snape is a good guy he's less scary :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on October 02, 2007, 08:01:24 am

[color=Blue]`The Graveyard` by a Spanish journalist named Iker Jimenez. A very interesting novel based on the mystery around some of The Bosch´s paintings...
I´ve enjoyed the reading a lot. [/color]
:)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 02, 2007, 03:51:22 pm

I just read "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. It's an autobiographical story. When Frey was 23, he spent 3 months in a rehab centre for his severe drug and alcohol addiction. "A Million Little Pieces" in his life story. It's pretty rough at times but also very honest.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 02, 2007, 06:26:22 pm

[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1140#msg1121675 date=1191354682]
I just read "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. It's an autobiographical story. When Frey was 23, he spent 3 months in a rehab centre for his severe drug and alcohol addiction. "A Million Little Pieces" in his life story. It's pretty rough at times but also very honest.
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Isn't that the one that was an Oprah pick that was later discredited and determined that he made up or at least embellished a lot of it? I've heard that it's an interesting read anyway, but I don't believe that all of it is actually true.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 03, 2007, 12:51:17 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1140#msg1121676 date=1191363982]
[quote author=Cristiel link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1140#msg1121675 date=1191354682]
I just read "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. It's an autobiographical story. When Frey was 23, he spent 3 months in a rehab centre for his severe drug and alcohol addiction. "A Million Little Pieces" in his life story. It's pretty rough at times but also very honest.
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Isn't that the one that was an Oprah pick that was later discredited and determined that he made up or at least embellished a lot of it? I've heard that it's an interesting read anyway, but I don't believe that all of it is actually true.
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You're right. Not all of it actually happened but that doesn't make it less interesting. But you have to be able to look past it to be able to appreciate it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 05, 2007, 10:02:28 pm

Cristiel - I'm glad you enjoyed the book even knowing that it wasn't quite what the author originally claimed. I might read it someday, but there are so many other things I want to read that I never know. . .

Tonight I finished listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on tape. I have the next HP book on tape ready to start tomorrow morning. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Yavanna on October 08, 2007, 10:03:30 am

Jonathan Safran Foer - Everything Is Illuminated (german: Alles ist erleuchtet)

Very good book! A little bit different as the movie (of course!).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 08, 2007, 12:37:13 pm

Really Yavanna I love that film, so you would recommend the book then?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 08, 2007, 03:04:59 pm

I read 'Everything Is Illuminated' a while ago, it comes reccommended from me. I loved every page. Pretty funny in places but also a tear-jerker.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 09, 2007, 02:38:14 am

I might look out for it see what I think thanks mary :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 09, 2007, 02:37:03 pm

A little while ago I finished the Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory which was very good. :-) If you like historical fiction (about some of the wives of Henry VIII) then I highly recommend it. You might want to read The Other Boleyn Girl first since that takes place before the events in this one. I also read the Constant Princess which is the earliest chronologically in terms of the history it covers and that was good two, but not quite as good as the two with "Boleyn" in the title, IMO.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 09, 2007, 03:22:21 pm

decided not to buy 'everything is illuminated' now..may buy the new 'alice sebold ' book when it comes out :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 09, 2007, 03:33:48 pm

If you don't bother buying it, try your local library - I can't remember the last book I bought! ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 09, 2007, 04:50:09 pm

Dont use librarys not for years..but thanks for telling me anyway sweetie :-*

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Yavanna on October 10, 2007, 06:08:01 am

[quote author=Elizabeth (LOTR) Fan link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1140#msg1122426 date=1191861433]
Really Yavanna I love that film, so you would recommend the book then?
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Oh yes! Absolutly! It´s all in the story. Something to smile and laugh, but to think about memorys und the history (esp. second world war) and nationalitys too. I cried at the end....

sorry my bad english - I still learn.... )

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 11, 2007, 08:42:10 am

Finally finished 'The Pianist'. So very heart-breaking.

Next up, 'Margherita Dolce Vita' by Stefano Benni.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on October 11, 2007, 04:55:47 pm

[color=Teal]Today, Thursday October 11, 2007, I finished reading "The Bright Forever" by Lee Martin.

My next book will be "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards. I will started to read it on Monday 15, 2007. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on October 13, 2007, 02:45:17 am

I read the first two books of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" series but I can't say that I really loved them. They're not bad but I was not blown away by them.

Before I start the final book, I'm first going to read "World Without End" by Ken Follett, it's a sequel to "The Pillars of the Earth", one of my all time favorite books.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 15, 2007, 04:07:18 pm

Still in the middle of 'Margherita Dolce Vita' but I have a lovely fat book by Lian hearn, called 'Heaven's net Is Wide' (a prequel to The Tales Of the Otori! ;D) waiting for me.


Elizabeth, I read this yesterday and I thought because you liked 'the lovely Bones' you might be interested.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,2188550,00.html (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,2188550,00.html)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 15, 2007, 04:10:23 pm

Thanks mary, I had a quick scan I might see about buying it when it comes out, I want Mark to get me a tragic life story for christmas, true life stories centering on children who have been abused in some way but survived enough to write about it ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 20, 2007, 04:14:09 am

I finished 'Margherita Dolce Vita' this morning and would recommend it to anyone and everyone, it was so different and easy to read.

Next - a prequel to the Tales Of The Otori by Lian Hearn, called 'Heaven't Net Is Wide'.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Miss ANna on October 20, 2007, 08:42:18 pm

i just read 'too soon old, too late smart' - its a collection of essays by Gordon Livingston who is a Psychiatrist in regard to life. it's really interesting... it was good because it confirmed a lot of my observations but articulated them so much more clearly which helped me understand them better. I'd definetly recommend it!

I borrowed Wuthering Heights from the library so i'll probably start that after an exam on monday or something. never read it and don't know the story so it should be good.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Culpie on October 20, 2007, 10:48:19 pm

Anna, I like Wuthering Heights, but found it a little tough to get through the first part, but definitely worth the read. :)

Just finished reading Emma by Jane Austin...love her work. It is was very good and I am sure I will re-read it again.

Next week I will read The Hobbit. Although I have read it...probably about twice...it has been a long time. I figured it would help me be patient while New Line and PJ work out their differences. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Aquariusgirl_87 on October 21, 2007, 01:34:58 pm

Hi bookworms :)

My reading level has been incredible low last months, I just didn’t feel like anymore *sighs*
Currently I’m back to activity *yay* and reading this beautiful moving story of Susan Smit called “Elena’s flight” It’s a colourful roman about love, longing and loss, situated against the background of the mysterious Roma culture. A young gypsy woman is dreaming of a different future then the one she’s suppose to live. She’s fed up with her position as subordinate woman, so she decides to leave and search for the luck and love she deserves. But as an outcast now, will she be accepted in the real world? Further I still have to read the third part of the Bridei Chronicles: “The Well of Shades” from my favourite fantasy author Juliet Marillier. She has written awesome stuff, full of romance, mystery, action and adventure.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 22, 2007, 09:32:04 pm

I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on tape last Wednesday.

Today, I finished The Liar's Club, a memoir by Mary Karr. I didn't absolutely love it, but I liked it much more by the end than in the early part. It had been recommended by some people in my book discussion group because is was similar to The Glass Castle which we discussed in the spring.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 25, 2007, 11:58:19 am

I had 4 hours on a bus today, so managed to get most of the way through Tracey Chevalier's 'Girl With A Pearl earring'. Probably one of my favourite ever books!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 25, 2007, 12:35:27 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1155#msg1124498 date=1193327899]
I had 4 hours on a bus today, so managed to get most of the way through Tracey Chevalier's 'Girl With A Pearl earring'. Probably one of my favourite ever books!
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I really enjoyed that too when I read it. And, I'm glad you posted because I was wondering whether I'd have to double post.

I finished "Sold" by Patricia McCormick this morning. It's a young adult book about Nepalese girls being sold into brothels in India. It's quite short and quick to read, but very sad. I thought it was good. It's for my November book discussion.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on October 26, 2007, 05:43:36 pm

[color=Blue]Today, Friday October 26, 2007I finished reading"The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards.

The story was very interesting to read. It's about fraternal twins named Paul and Phoebe and how their father, a doctor, changes the course of their lives the night they were born. I recommend it to all of you.

My next book will be " Searching for God Knows What" by Donald Miller and I"ll start it to read on Monday, October 29, 2007.[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 26, 2007, 10:14:57 pm

Today I finished listening to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on tape. I think I had only read that one once, so it was nice to hear it and remember details I had forgotten. Unfortunately, it will probably be at least 3-4 weeks (maybe a bit more) until I can get HP7 because there is a waiting list for it. I did reread a bit of the book this evening to check on something (and I own all 7 books), but I've REALLY been enjoying listening to Jim Dale perform them and I'm looking forward to the last whenever I can get it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 29, 2007, 03:18:55 am

'Alone' by Pip Granger about a neglected child, is a true story..thought it was very good set in 1950's London. Felt sorry for the girl.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 29, 2007, 10:25:36 pm

Tonight I finished listening to The Granny by Brendan O'Carroll on tape. It is the third in the Agnes Brown series. I read the first (The Mammy) for my book discussion group a few years ago. I haven't read the second (The Chiselers), but I remember the first was entertaining and amusing, so I thought the third would be good (I'm looking for stuff to listen to until I can get Harry Potter 7 which I'm on the waiting list for at the library). I did enjoy it.

Hubby suggested listening to HP6 again, which I might do. I only finished it a few days ago and I haven't been to the library to return it yet, so that might be a good way to pick up even more things I've missed and to keep remembering some things that might come back in book 7. And, I really enjoy listening to the Jim Dale readings, so it might be a good idea. I did take out one other book on tape, but I haven't decided if I want to listen to that one or not. . .

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 02, 2007, 04:05:30 am

I have just finished "World Without End" by Ken Follett. It's the sequel to "Pillars of the Earth", one of my favorite books. It's a huge book (1111 pages) but I don't mind ;D

Don't know what's next yet, but think I will go for Jack Kerouac's "On the Road". Someone read that already?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 02, 2007, 11:05:58 am

Last night, I finished Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire. It's a retelling of the Snow White story.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as other books I've read by this author.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on November 03, 2007, 03:33:12 pm

currently reading, and almost finished with Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. very interesting, and a lot different from the commonly portrayed image of Frankenstein.

up next: whatever my English teacher decides we're reading. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 05, 2007, 02:44:37 pm

Took a short break from Lian Hearn and read 'Walking Ollie' by Stephan Foster - entertaining, realistic, heart-warming...give it a go.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 09, 2007, 10:36:55 pm

Today I finished listening to The Young Wan by Brendan O'Carroll on tape. It's a prequel to the Agnes Brown series and was entertaining, but not great. I'll be picking up the Chiselers tomorrow, I think.

I also finished listening to Harry Potter 6 again on Wednesday morning. I did notice a few more things on the second listen (third time through since I read it soon after it came out). I really enjoy those and I'm anxious to get the last book to listen to, but it could still be almost 2 weeks. . .

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 11, 2007, 06:38:04 am

I just read "The Secret of Lost Things" by Sheridan Kay. I had never heard of it before but came across it at the library. It tells the story of a young girl who, after her mother dies, moves from Tasmania to New York and finds a job in a bookstore. The strength of the book lies in its characters who seem almost real. However, the plot is thin and the ending more than a bit disappointing.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on November 13, 2007, 02:31:03 pm

Just finished 'Lost in a good book' by Jasper Fforde.
Loved it, wish I had the next one ('The well of lost plots') with me, but I left it at my parents house.

So I've started reading 'Wyrd sisters' by Terry Pratchett.
Not read any Pratchett in a while. Love it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 14, 2007, 11:17:12 am

Last night I finished The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory. I liked it quite a bit but it was not my favorite of her books that I've read. I still want to read the 5th of hers about the Tudors and hope to get to that in the next month or two.

Nobody else has posted, but now I've finished two more things, so here goes and edit.

On Thursday, I finished A Passage to India by EM Forster on tape. I thought it was OK, but I didn't love it. Too much philosophy and such. I think I might have liked it more in a class setting with discussion, but it was OK, not great.

Today, I finished reading The Magical Worlds of the Lord of the Rings: The Amazing Myths, Legends, and Facts Behind the Masterpiece by David Colbert. It was a quick, kid of fun read and I did learn some stuff, but it would have been nice if it had more detail or went into more depth on things. It was also written in 2002 and didn't want to give spoilers (except one clearly identified section at the end) before all 3 films came out and I think I would have liked it better if it talked more about some of the stuff at the end. It was definitely fun and I'm glad I read it, but it's certainly not for the Tolkien scholars among us. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on November 19, 2007, 12:41:52 pm

I just finished "Paint it Black" by Janet Fitch, the author of "White Oleander". If you like stories full of details, I can totally recommend it. It definitely one of the highlights of my "reading-year".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on November 19, 2007, 01:37:38 pm

Brenda, you're just a book addict, no way that I can keep up with your speed ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 19, 2007, 04:54:39 pm

I'm so glad that people posted. ;D

I just finished The Chosen by Chaim Potok on tape and really liked it quite a bit more than I thought I might.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: mayadeprei on November 20, 2007, 06:33:10 am

I finished 'twee vrouwen' translated 'two women' by Harry Mulish. One of my favourite books ever! I have read it like 5 times already. it's a really dramatic book though, with a bad ending, kind of sad...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 20, 2007, 03:43:38 pm

"Two caravans" by Marina Lewycka, who wrote 'A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian' which I really enjoyed. Two Caravans was another beautifully written book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 26, 2007, 10:22:37 pm

This evening, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on tape. I actually plan to listen again very soon because I enjoyed it but felt like I might have missed a few things still. ;-)

ETA: Since no one's posted yet, I'll just edit this one to say that I finished The Chiselers by Brendan O'Carroll yesterday. I've now finished the Agnes Brown trilogy and its prequel. I don't think they were great, but they were mostly light and entertaining and I did enjoy listening to them (and reading/discussing the first which is how I learned of the set of them).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 28, 2007, 02:38:55 pm

Finished a lovely book called 'Astonishing Splashes of Colour' by an author called Clare Morrall. That was her 1st book and I read her 2nd a few months back, called 'Natural Flights Of The Human Mind'. Her style is so engaging but at the same time, so serious. Must find out if she has written anything else.

Now halfway through Kevin Crossley-Holland's 'Gatty's Tale'.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 28, 2007, 10:08:44 pm

Sooo glad you posted Mary (and that you enjoyed your book). :)

Today I finished reading Dancing with Rose: Finding life in the Land of Alzheimer's by Lauren Kessler. She is a reporter who lost her mother to the disease and 8 years later worked as a minimum-wage employee in an Alzheimer's care facility to come to terms with things. She didn't think she'd last 2 weeks and ended up staying about 7 months if I remember correctly. It was quite interesting, quite good and gave a very different perspective from other things I've read about Alzheimer's. If you are interested in this topic, I would definitely recommend the book. I'll be discussing it with my book group at our December meeting.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 29, 2007, 02:54:32 pm

Might try and find that book Celebrian ^.

Finished "Hooked" by Ré Ó Laighleas. This is the English translation of the book we have to read for our Irish literature exam. It was originally called "Gafa" and we only read the 1st 3 chapters in school - which was a shame because it was a great book, really gritty, a bit gory in places. You can see why the rest of it isn't on the curriculm, lol!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on December 04, 2007, 09:00:35 am

Hey there, a question (sorry if not right place but wasn't sure where to put it)

Has anyone read ' the golden compass' trilogy of books I know the first book is called Northern Lights' ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 04, 2007, 02:53:55 pm

^ Afraid not Eliazbeth, I did start 'Northern Lights' years ago and it wasn't my thing, and I put it down without ever finishing it.

Have just finished 'The Famous Writer's Schhol' by Steven Carter. Quite funny but not the sort of thing I would read over and over.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 07, 2007, 10:26:25 pm

I finished "The War of the Worlds" by H G Wells on tape this evening. I liked it more than I expected to. :-)

I'm reading The Book of Lost Tales Part 1 by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien and I'm finding it slow and at times tedious. I plan to continue slogging through it for about the next week at which point I will get the book for my next book discussion and then I might just give up on this (unless things pick up before then). We'll see.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 08, 2007, 05:47:10 am

Good luck with the Tolkien book Celebrian.

Finished a book called 'Shutterspeed' this morning, by Erwin Mortier. It was so beautiful in places, with lovely descriptions, and it was told in a really innocent way.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ohsnapxitskelsey on December 10, 2007, 09:56:43 pm

I just finished reading "Atonement" by Ian McEwan. It was really, really good.

And now i'm reading "Saturday" by the same author.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 12, 2007, 03:10:23 pm

Finished 'Hide And Seek' by Clarre Sambrook this morning and it stayed in my mind all day. Such a sad book. :'( Someone on the back had compared the writing style to Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime) which was spot on, really.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lorienel on December 12, 2007, 03:46:53 pm

Amy Tan's Saving Fish from Drowning. It tells about the tourists disappearing in Myarmar (Burma). It has some word, but it's not that serious all the time, it has some humor too. I really like the story.

The recent events in Myanmar (demonstration) were happening the same times as I was reading the book, so it actually also took my interest higher. Because it's a strange experience for fiction and non fiction to "happen" same time.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 14, 2007, 10:51:27 pm

This evening, I managed to finish the Book of Lost Tales by JRR Tolien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. It got a bit easier as I went on and got used to the style and recognized names of people and places, but let's just say I won't be running out to get Part 2. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 18, 2007, 03:31:27 pm

'The Amnesia Clinic' by James Scudamore. A great book. I loved the twist in the tale at the end. If you get a chance, it comes recommended. Easy-to-read and un-put-down-able.

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Post by: myFrodo on December 18, 2007, 06:26:12 pm

[color=Blue]I just finished "Searching For God Knows What" by Donald Millier, today Tuesday, November 18, 2007.

My next book will be"The Bible Promise Book"(New International Version). I'll start it on Thursday 20, 2007. ;)[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on December 23, 2007, 04:28:22 am

I just spent two weeks at the hospital so I had some time to read, especially the second week...

I read:

"Equus" by Peter Shaffer: Totally mesmerizing and impressing. I'd heard so much about the play that I wanted to know what it was about. It's a play so it reads differently from a book but I liked it. I'm definitely going to see the Dutch version next year.

"The Sand Horse" by Adam Armstrong: I'd read some of his books and I liked them and this was something I'd not read before. It's the story about a woman who leaves her husband and travels to the house of her mother at the coast. There she meets with a young man who has a terrible secret.

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Post by: maryd on December 23, 2007, 01:21:04 pm

Great to see you back and feeling a bit better Brenda!

Finished 'Chinese Cinderella' by Adeline Yen, such a sad book - read it a few times now, as well as her full autobiography, 'Falling Leaves'. Now making my way through 'Gem Squash Tokoloshe' again by Rachel Zadoc.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 24, 2007, 05:43:35 pm

Glad you're back Brenda. :-)

Today, I finished The Girls by Lori Lansens which is a novel about conjoined twin girls. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed it. It's sad at points, but it's not told in a morbid depressing way and I recommend it. I'll be discussing it in my book group in January.

I also meant to say that this is book #50 on my list of books I've read or listened to this year. i never thought I'd be able to read that many and I couldn't if I hadn't started listening to audio books, but I'm glad. :-) I plan to post my whole list for the year in my LJ in early January, but they've all been listed here, so it won't be anything new to readers of this thread.

ETA: Last night I finished listening to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy on tape. It was funny because I was listening in the morning and knew I was on the last chapter because the reader said that but I didn't know how long it was. Last night when I put it on I literally listened for less than a minute and it ended. ;) Oh, well. But, I'm glad to have finished it. My old Walkman broke when I was about a third of the way through (and it had 24 tapes!!! :o), so I was concerned, but with our boombox and borrowing an old Walkman from a friend I managed to get through it all. :) I enjoyed it and I'm glad to have gotten through another classic that I hadn't read before.

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Post by: Kathi on December 27, 2007, 10:55:14 am

The last book I read was Greyfriars Bobby. It's the story of a dog, who is a very loyal companion...a very touching story, very sad...
This is a picture of my friend with the statue of Bobby in Edinburgh, a bayonness (?) ordered to build the fountain with the statue of Bobby on it, so no one would forget his story! A really good book.


http://ugecl4n.ug.funpic.de/picture.php?id=1


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on December 31, 2007, 06:20:52 am

'The Almost Moon' by Alice Sebold I thought it was very good, anyone else read it? ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on January 01, 2008, 03:07:43 pm

I finished "Sepulchre" by Kate Mosse today. I liked her previous book "Labyrinth" a lot and was surprised to see some of the characters showing up in "Sepulchre" as well. I liked "Sepulchre" though found it less fascinating than "Labyrinth".

Elizabeth, I do have "The Almost Moon" but haven't read it yet. Am going to start is when I've finished J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Children of Hurin".

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 02, 2008, 07:51:57 am

We got 'Sepulchre' for Christmas, but I haven't read it yet though because I'm hooked on my other Christmas books, 'White Teeth' and 'On Beauty', both by Zadie Smith.

Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed 'The Almost moon'. I'll see if the library has it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 02, 2008, 06:11:13 pm

I finished A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini this afternoon. It was a very good book. Sad, but well written, a quick read and interesting. I'll be discussing it at my February book group meeting, but got it earlier because we were put on the waiting list for it to make sure we all got it in time to read it before the meeting (it's a pretty popular book).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 05, 2008, 08:56:46 am

Finished 'White Teeth' and am now started on 'On beauty'. I loved White Teeth, it was quite different from anything I've ever read, but I prefer 'On Beauty' so far....its very addictive. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on January 06, 2008, 01:38:55 pm

I finished J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Children of Hurin" today. It's pretty easy to read, a lot easier than "The Silmarillion". So if you have read "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" and want to read more of Tolkien, this might be a good book to start with.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on January 06, 2008, 02:03:21 pm

[quote author=Brenda link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1200#msg1129526 date=1199644735]
I finished J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Children of Hurin" today. It's pretty easy to read, a lot easier than "The Silmarillion". So if you have read "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" and want to read more of Tolkien, this might be a good book to start with.
[/quote]

Glad to hear it is a good book because I got it for my brother who has read I think all Tolkiens work unlike me who has only read lotr and hobbit ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 07, 2008, 04:47:00 pm

This afternoon, I finished listening to Dickens' Great Expectations as a downloadable audio book. By the end I liked it quite a bit, though I wasn't as sure about it early on.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on January 07, 2008, 07:57:22 pm

Well, I've read three back-to-back:

Clapton - Eric Clapton's autobiography....and it's excellent!

Wonderful Tonight - Patti Boyd's autiobiography. She was married to Beatle George Harrison and left him to marry Eric Clapton. Her book mirrors Eric's in all the parts concerning both of them which certainly lends credibility to both books. She had a fascinating life and this book is worth reading as well.

The Frodo Franchise by Kristin Thompson. It's loaded with information about making the movies and extended DVDs, the deal making, the ups and downs....everything you could possibly want to know. I thought I'd read enough about LOTR to know nearly all there was to know, but she has a lot of new information. A "must read" for LOTR fans.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 08, 2008, 10:20:00 pm

Today I finished listening to Shopgirl by Steve Martin as an audiobook, read by the author. It was just so-so. I thought being Steve Martin and read himself that it would be funnier, or at least a more interesting reading, but I found it rather dry and just not really my thing. Not that it was horrible.

I had gotten this because it was short and I needed something to fill in while I waited for something else. I started the first bit back in December, but just got back to it and at least it was mercifully brief. ;D

ETA: Today I finished listening to Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton as a downloadable audiobook. It was good and a lot briefer than I expected. I just started another of her books that's a lot longer, so I don't expect to finish it quite so quickly. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on January 13, 2008, 04:05:03 am

I finished "Seven Ancient Wonders" by Matthew Reilly yesterday. It's a book about the seven world wonders with a focus on the great pyramid of Cheops. It's a bit like Indiana Jones in books, it's going very fast and there's hardly any character development.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 13, 2008, 10:54:01 pm

Today I finished The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory which is the last of 5 of her books about Tudor England. I enjoyed it, but it was not my favorite of them. I hope to rewatch the film "Elizabeth" because this is also about the early days of her reign and I now know a bit more about the politics and characters, so I think it could be interesting.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 14, 2008, 08:27:49 am

Finished 'On Beauty' and now re-reading White teeth, but I also checked Zadie Smith's second book 'The Autograph Man' out of the library. Its not usual for me to immediately re-read a book when I'm finished. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 15, 2008, 10:27:29 pm

I just finished listening to The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton. I absolutely DETESTED the main character and hoped she'd have a big fall, but alas, I found the end a bit unsatidfying. Oh, well. At least it's done now. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: frodomyhero on January 20, 2008, 09:15:26 am

I'm reading lots of financial books right now to get a hold of how to invest.
It's a crazy market out there..... so , I"m trying to learn more about it.
Pretty boring huh? But this is suppose to help us get ready for retirement.


;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 22, 2008, 02:54:53 pm

Finished my re-read of 'White Teeth'. Now moving on to 'Sepulchre' by kate Mosse, really good so far.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on January 24, 2008, 08:53:02 pm

i just finished Pride & Prejudice and i'm starting Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostovsky this weekend and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. and Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, if i have the time.

:)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 24, 2008, 10:48:26 pm

I just finished The Frodo Franchise by Kristin Thompson. Definitely a lot of interesting stuff in there (although I admit that I found some of it more interesting than other parts). A good read for a fan of LOTR. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on January 25, 2008, 10:47:59 pm

i just bought this hilarious book called Diary of a Wimply Kid by Jeff Kinney. i read a couple pages of it in the bookstore and had to buy it...i'm really looking forward to reading the rest. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 26, 2008, 10:44:50 pm

Tonight I finished listening to the audiobook of The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. I liked it a lot. I've never seen the movie either, but I've heard about it. Maybe I'll watch that some time. . .

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on January 26, 2008, 10:54:21 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1215#msg1131105 date=1201405490]
I've never seen the movie either, but I've heard about it. Maybe I'll watch that some time. [/quote]
I hope you get to see it sometime because it's very good. Glad you liked the book.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 01, 2008, 10:06:42 pm

[quote author=Yeux de bleu link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1215#msg1131106 date=1201406061]
[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1215#msg1131105 date=1201405490]
I've never seen the movie either, but I've heard about it. Maybe I'll watch that some time. [/quote]
I hope you get to see it sometime because it's very good. Glad you liked the book. [/quote]

I got the movie from the library and plan to watch it tonight and/or tomorrow night. :-)

Tonight, I also finished listening to Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 by Rafe Esquith. It was by a teacher talking about how he teaches his 5th graders who put on unabridged Shakespeare plays every year as well as a bunch of other impressive projects and trips. And, they read To Kill a Mockingbird and other books I wouldn't expect a 5th grader to read. Interesting and pretty easy to listen to. I wish my kids had a teacher like that. ;) He's apparently the only teacher ever to win the National Medal of the Arts.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on February 02, 2008, 04:54:21 am

The last book I read was Sword Of God by Chris Kuzneski, which my parents bought me for Christmas. The basic idea of the story was fine terrorists, racial disputes etc. but the actual writing was very disappointing to me.

Some of the blurbs on the book read thus:
"Kuzneski's writing has raw power" - James Patterson

"Chris Kuzneski writes as forcefully as his tough characters act" - Clive Cussler

In my eyes, wrong and wrong. The book was quite bland, no realy major plot twists as you can see everything that's going to happen. Puzzles are solved with seconds rather than minutes.

All in all, I give this book 2/5.


Glad it was only £3.45

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 04, 2008, 04:51:13 pm

I just finished listening to The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane as an audiobook.

Now, I'm looking forward to something a little lighter. ;)


ETA: I just finished Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. It is a really interesting book covering very broad topics of the developments of cultures around the world. It won the Pulitzer Prize and is quite readable too. The author has a very broad range of knowledge and pulls together a lot of information from different fields to form a cohesive explanation of differences in various areas of the world.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 06, 2008, 02:48:29 pm

I finished 'Sepulchre' by kate Mosse this morning. I really enjoyed it - the whole thing had a kind of dark overtone. Kate Mosse seems a really clever writer - like Dan Brown (though I didn't really enjoy the DaVinci Code ::) ). When things all fit so well together in a novel, it's so believable, and thats what happened with 'Sepulchre' Must look out Labyrinth. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 07, 2008, 05:10:56 pm

This afternoon, I finished listening to The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith and have just started the second book in the series Tears of the Giraffe. They are about a female detective in Botswana and were recommended by my parents. They are enjoyable, but so far not really outstanding. It's a nice lighter listen than some of the recent things I've downloaded and that's nice. I was looking for something lighter. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 08, 2008, 12:21:06 pm

I did get The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency out of the library ages ago and never even strated it...:P Maybe I should give it another go! :)

Just begun 'Memoirs of A Geisha' again. Love that book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Etahiel on February 09, 2008, 04:04:04 pm

I'm finishing Great Expectations now, for my classes, and then I have to read David Copperfield, so I'm much into Dickens now;] But I absolutely love Great Expectations, It's mysterious, sometimes funny (especially first chapters), sometimes sad. Amazing story, and so well-written.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 11, 2008, 09:55:13 pm

This morning on the treadmill, I finished listening to Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith, which is the second book in the series about Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Then, this evening, I finished reading The Promise by Chaim Potok, which is the sequel to The Chosen which I listened to a few months ago. I couldn't find the second as an audiobook, so I read it instead. I enjoyed it and it was a quick read. :-)

ETA: No one's posted in a while. This morning, I finished listening to Morality for Beautiful Girls by Alexander McCall Smith, which is the third book in the series about Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. They are all a quick and enjoyable read (or listen, I suppose). I actually like listening because the reader has an African accent and pronounces some things a little differently from how I would.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on February 17, 2008, 11:17:35 pm

On Tuesday, February 12, 2008, I finished "The Book Promises of the Bible"
And started to read "Everything Mafalda" is a comic type book about an Argentine girl and her friends. It looks like "Peanuts".
The creator of Mafalda is a cartoonist named Quino. ;) ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 20, 2008, 02:07:28 pm

While I was away, I finished 'Memoirs of a Geisha' by Arthur Golden, which I would recommend to anyone who hasn't read it, such a beautiful book; 'An Englishman in paris' by Michael Sadler which was pretty short and extremely funny; and 'Zoli' by Colum McCann. Don't know what's next yet, but I;'ve ordered Jonathan Safran Foer's book 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' from my library.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 20, 2008, 09:54:43 pm

I just finished listening to The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith which is book 4 in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. :)

Maryd - I really enjoyed Memoirs of a Geisha when I read it several years ago, too. :D

ETA: Today I finished The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. The topic was rather disturbing, but it was well-written and a quick read. It was also interesting because there were some comic book pages (one of the main characters is a comic book artist) and there is a puzzle you can figure out at the end based on things in those pictures. I did that this afternoon too. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: MoNkEy on February 23, 2008, 03:13:09 pm

the Red Badge of Courage

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 24, 2008, 09:56:25 pm

This morning, I finished listening to The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith which is the fifth in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. They are enjoyable and I'm glad that I've been listening to fairly light books because some of the stuff I've been reading has been quite disturbing and/or bleak.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on February 26, 2008, 06:42:59 am

I've re-started Victor Hugo's The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 26, 2008, 05:07:08 pm

I just finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I'm glad that some of the people at my last book group warned me that it is bleak, because boy is it ever! ;) We'll be discussing it in March. I think (by the presence of a bookmark that I didn't put there) that my husband started it too, so I'll get to talk to him about it sooner. I'm not quite sure how to interpret the ending. . .

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 27, 2008, 02:31:51 pm

I've just re-read 'The Lovely Bones', by Alice Sebold, and I'm glad I did - the first time I read it I didn't really enjoy it, thought it too bleak, but the second time...I don't know. It just seemed a lot more soulful, if that makes sense.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 27, 2008, 10:05:53 pm

I just finished listening to In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith which was the 6th book in the series I've been listening to. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: SolskjaersGirl on March 02, 2008, 11:14:49 am

I've just read"Middlesex" by Jeffery Eugenides. Anyone else read it? That is one good book, I totally recommend it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 02, 2008, 10:37:41 pm

This evening, I finished listening to Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith. Just one more from this series to go. I'm enjoying them. :-)

I also finished Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto. It was recommended by a friend of mine who homeschools (not surprising since it is very critical of American education/schooling). I actually found it rather frustrating because he had some good points, but he didn't support or give context for a bunch of his statements and I found his suggestions for a better system to be too abstract and lacking in detail to give me any good idea of what it would realistically look like. At least it was short and now I'm back to other things that I'm enjoying more. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 03, 2008, 03:34:24 pm

Finished re-reading 'Everything Is Illuminated' by Jonathan Safran Foer this morning, really enjoyed it again. Just started 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera, which, for the small amount I've read, is very good.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 04, 2008, 07:18:18 pm

:-* :-*I like reading so much...
I adore SHAKESPEAR ,Iam reading now
merchant of Venice... ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 05, 2008, 02:28:58 pm

Just a few minutes ago, I finished listening to The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith which is the last of the books about the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (that's out so far, he may be writing more). It was a fun series. :) Now, onto other things. . .

ETA: This afternoon (Thursday 3/6) I finished My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. I didn't like it as much as The Chosen and The Promise by the same author, but it was good and I'm reading the next about the same character.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: ohsnapxitskelsey on March 10, 2008, 10:51:49 pm

19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

Such a good but depressing book! It's about a school shooting... it gets intense pretty fast.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 11, 2008, 10:39:41 am

Im kinda crazy about English literature
So i keep reading 4 english writers like now i read Dickenz's The Hard Times

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 11, 2008, 05:04:24 pm

I finished listening to Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert on my walk this afternoon.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 11, 2008, 11:45:12 pm

Iam reading now The story of civilization by Will Durant...such a big encyclopedia.. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Enara on March 12, 2008, 03:21:31 pm

Does "Ultrasound in Obstetrics" count??? Because that is the last one I´ve read... and it was not as boring as it may sound. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 13, 2008, 10:26:45 pm

This afternoon I finished The Gift of Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. Just in time for getting the next book discussion book this evening. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 14, 2008, 01:31:15 pm

Finished 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' last night and I must say it was a really thought-provoking read, and not at all hard-going. Enjoyed it very much. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 17, 2008, 06:30:21 am

Oh, aren't you all a bunch of intellectuals? ;)

I must admit that the last books I finished reading were the first two 'Rowan of Rin' books by Emily Rodda. She writes kids fantasy stories such as the Deltora Quest series.

However I have been known to read more high-brow literature from time to time.
:) :P ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 18, 2008, 05:36:59 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1245#msg1136897 date=1205749821]
Oh, aren't you all a bunch of intellectuals? ;)
[/quote]

Wouldn't go that far, LOL! :) Not me, anyways!

Just finished rereading 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' by Marine Lewycka. Love it. :)


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 18, 2008, 07:40:38 am

I take it that it's not about tractors.... heee! ;)

.....Um....I'm serious, I don't have a clue what this book is. Enlighten me maryd?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 18, 2008, 11:28:35 am

Its a novel about a Ukrainian family who live in England, and the father (who is a widower, in his 70's) marries an immigrant from Ukraine, much to the disgust of his 2 grown-up daughters, who do everything they can to get rid of her. Really funny, and its called 'A Short History.....' because the father is writing a book called this. :) If you get a chance, give it a go. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 18, 2008, 03:14:41 pm

Today I finished reading Roverandom by JRR Tolkien to my children. They didn't absolutely love it, but I tried (in advance of Tolkien Reading Day a week from today on March 25).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on March 18, 2008, 05:27:25 pm

That sounds cool Celebrian I can't read all the Tolkein books as the others dont really interest me

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 18, 2008, 07:15:39 pm

MARYD thank you - I will try to find it at the library. :)

CELEBRIAN I am currently in the (very long) process of reading LOTR to my 10 year old. We've already read the Hobbit aloud and she loved it.

I've also read The Silmarillion fairly recently but I don't think I'll read her that one just yet... :-\

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 18, 2008, 07:30:29 pm

I'd like to read anything by JRR TOLKIEN...BUT unfortunatly i dont find any translated book in to my language :(...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Yuna Fa on March 19, 2008, 05:12:27 pm

My last book was "The Hobbit" (very good) and "Digital fortress" (not big thing, I'll try with "angels and demons").... now I'm looking for "His Dark Material" since i saw the movie I'm obsessed with all the details just books can give.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 19, 2008, 09:54:28 pm

Still reading the story of the civilizations by Will Durant

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Cristiel on March 22, 2008, 04:57:45 am

I finished "The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters" by Gordon Dahlquist yesterday. It's one of the most original and fascinating books that I've read in a very long time.

Next on the list is "The Cathedral of the Sea" by Ildefonso Falcones. It's a story that sets in ancient Barcelona. And guess where we will be going to in a few months? ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 22, 2008, 03:09:41 pm

Today I finished "The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story" by Diane Ackerman. It is non-fiction about the couple who managed the Warsaw Zoo before, during and after WWII. They worked with the Polish Underground and rescued about 300 people through the zoo, hiding them in their own villa and in abandoned buildings and animal cages before they went on to other hiding places. Very interesting.

Gemstar - My husband read The Hobbit and LOTR with my son and it did take a while. My daughters are still too young for that.

Mai_o_ya - Sorry you can't find translations in your language. I'm a little surprised because I know his books have been translated into many different languages. Maybe some day. . .

Miss Sixty - I understand. I find some of Tolkien's books rough going too (like the Book of Lost Tales Part I that I read a few months ago. . .). Roverandom and a couple of others I took out are written for children, so I find them fairly easy to read, though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on March 23, 2008, 01:34:56 pm

How they made gollum got it for 1 pound fromlocal pound shop was a good read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Elijahs Impact on March 23, 2008, 03:38:04 pm

[quote author=Miss Sixty link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1260#msg1138283 date=1206293696]
How they made gollum got it for 1 pound fromlocal pound shop was a good read.
[/quote]

I got that with my Special Edition Extended Version of the film.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on March 23, 2008, 06:17:31 pm

Cool, it is good isn't it. Plus Andy Serkis talks about what he got up to on and off set. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 24, 2008, 05:14:13 pm

This morning I finished listening to Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. It was almost 25 hours long and I was afraid I might get bored, but it was actually quite interesting and a pretty good listen. ;-)

ETA: This afternoon I finished reading Lord of the Rings The Official Movie Guide by Brian Sibley. It was fun to read and there were a few things I hadn't seen elsewhere like most of the actors talking about their characters. Plus, there's a pic of Arwen and Galadriel together that never appeared in the film. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 29, 2008, 06:45:00 am

Halfway through 'Two Caravans' by Marina Lewycka, which is brilliant. Also rereading at regular intervals 'Gafa', my text for my Irish lit exam. ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Hobbitsan on March 29, 2008, 12:24:33 pm

halfway through 'The Children of Hurin' JRR. just finished reading 'The Dark tower: wizard and glass' by Stephen King - such a great series of books. i need to buy the next one now

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 29, 2008, 07:59:40 pm

thanks God...i found time time to read this week~end i've been reading a story subtitled (our Legend)...by an Egyption Writer~dnt think you gonna know him~ but his name anyway is Ahmad Khalid(he is my favorite )...


Trying to improve my English i start to read English novels...i like the classic British literature...from Shakspear(my idol) to Dickenz...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 31, 2008, 08:40:28 am

I'm just starting to read Northern Lights (filmed as The Golden Compass recently) by Phillip Pulman.

If I like it I'll read the other two in the series, and will let you know my thoughts.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Billswife on March 31, 2008, 11:35:01 pm

Hmm, the last book I read....that woud be either Cost containent and medicare reform or the Davis drug guide. <<<cries>>>.

I have NO LIFE :'( :'(

:) its alright though. Good thing I can access this place from my desk.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 01, 2008, 03:29:03 pm

Just finished 'Two Caravans' this morning, love it! :)

And now I've nothing to read, which hasn't happened in ages. Hoping to get something good for my bday next week, but in the meantime have started again on 'On Beauty' by Zadie Smith.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on April 01, 2008, 08:14:25 pm

im reading the hunchback of notrdam again!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 03, 2008, 02:16:24 pm

I finished listening to Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson. It was really interesting and well-written. I enjoyed it more than I might have expected.

ETA: I'm surprised nobody's posted since my last one. Anyway, today I finished Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on April 08, 2008, 08:15:19 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1275#msg1141361 date=1207246584]
ETA: I'm surprised nobody's posted since my last one. Anyway, today I finished Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
[/quote]
What do you mean by that Celebrian?

Iam reading George Eliot's Silas Marner,so far so good :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 09, 2008, 02:34:43 pm

I suppose a week is rather a long time for this thread not to be updated.

I'm started on a book called 'The End of Sleep' - sorry, can't remember the author but I'll get back - and it is really good. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 10, 2008, 12:18:10 pm

[quote author=~¥~¤M@i¤~¥~ link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1275#msg1143015 date=1207700119]
[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1275#msg1141361 date=1207246584]
ETA: I'm surprised nobody's posted since my last one. Anyway, today I finished Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.
[/quote]
What do you mean by that Celebrian?[/quote]

I just meant that I was surprised that nobody had posted in between my original post and when I updated my entry several days later. Usually this thread is more active than that.

Yesterday I finished reading The Father Christmas Letters by JRR Tolkien. It's not that impressive since it's essentially a children's picture book (on the long side for that group, though). ;-) My kids didn't want to listen to it (though I read the first letter to them), but they did laugh when I told them a bit of what the North Polar Bear got up to. ;D

ETA: I'm kind of on a roll here. ;D Today I finished both listening to At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon and reading Farmer Giles of Ham by JRR Tolkien (along with intro, notes, the original manuscript version and outline of a sequel that was never written).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 19, 2008, 04:14:35 am

I maent to update this a few days ago but forgot. :P I finished 'The End of Sleep' - the author was Rowan Somerville. It was really good, about an Irish journalist in Cairo. Thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 23, 2008, 02:48:25 pm

This afternoon I finished listening to Moby Dick by Herman Melville. There is NO WAY I would have gotten through it reading it, but with the audiobook I could kind of fade in and out at the slow parts. I still get the gist, but not every word. ;) It wasn't too bad to listen to, though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on April 25, 2008, 09:37:18 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1275#msg1145263 date=1208592875]
about an Irish journalist in Cairo. Thoroughly enjoyed it. :)
[/quote]
Curious to know more Mary![you know im from Egypt :)]


Reading Romeo n Juliette ~shakspear,not the real text,its a summary translation!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 25, 2008, 10:12:32 pm

Today I finished listening to Call of the Wild by Jack London and I also finished reading The Painter Veil by W Somerset Maugham, which is for my May book discussion group.

ETA: Today I finished Davita's Harp by Chaim Potok. I didn't like it as much as his most famous couple of books, but it was pretty good and was his only book with a female main character.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 30, 2008, 01:06:50 pm

Mai - if you can get hold of a copy of 'The End of Sleep', I recommend it! Really good.

Finished 'The Adventures of Foundling Mick' by Jules Verne. It said in the blurb that this book is often referred to as Verne's homage to Ireland and to Dickens - I've never read a Dickens book but it was a pretty old-fashioned story of a poor boy making his fortune in Dublin in the 19th Century. Ok to read once in a while, but I reckon I'd get bored of books like that if I read too many.

Now just to finish 'On Beauty' byZadie Smith which I got halfway through weeks ago and left for 'The End of Sleep'.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 01, 2008, 03:19:28 pm

This morning, I finished listening to On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Then, I found Howl by Allen Ginsburg to read online. So that was my foray into the writings of the Beat Generation. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on May 01, 2008, 05:35:46 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1275#msg1146900 date=1209575210]
Mai - if you can get hold of a copy of 'The End of Sleep', I recommend it! Really good.
[/quote]
I would like to read it...is there any translated copy of it?
If not its ok,and i would like to know the auther please? :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on May 01, 2008, 08:22:33 pm

[color=Blue]Today, Thursday, May 1, 2008, I finished "Everything Mafalda" by Quino. It is a comic book based on the aventures of a 6-year-old girl named Mafalda and her friends on 1960's Argentina. A mix between "Peanuts" and "Blondie".

My next book will be "Zig Zag" by José Carlos Somoza. It is the English version of the original in Spanish. I'll start reading it tomorrow Friday, May 2, 2008 [/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on May 02, 2008, 08:50:15 pm

iam reading Spring's Waterby Ivan Tourgueniev
I love the russian Literature! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 04, 2008, 11:03:43 pm

This morning I finished In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan. It was very good, very readable and interesting. He gives a lot of information in an easy-to-understand way. I've also read The Omnivore's Dilemma and some of his magazine articles and I really like his stuff (although it can be a little depressing at times).


ETA (5/6/08): This afternoon, I finished listening to Miss Julia's School of Beauty by Ann B. Ross.

ETA again (5/8/08): Today I finished reading Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler. It was very quick and reasonably entertaining, but not exactly great literature. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on May 08, 2008, 10:44:57 pm

Celebrian, you must be unhappy that there's no much update here :-[

And i really feel guilty cuz i didn't read for ages! :-[

Now i'm reading Oliver Twist by Charlez Dickens!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 13, 2008, 04:42:48 pm

It's true that I was kind of bummed that no one was posting. Thanks for your concern Mai. ;)

Today I finished The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett which is the second in the Disc World series.

ETA (5/14): I just finished listening to Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on May 14, 2008, 08:32:55 pm

Last week I finished reading the six-book "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon:

Outlander (called Cross Stitch in Europe)
Dragonfly in Amber
Voyager
Drums of Autumn
The Fiery Cross
A Breath of Snow and Ashes

These are without question the best books I have ever, ever read. A seventh book will be published in winter 2008/2009. It was nearly impossible to drag myself away from these books to do anything else.

They are historical novels set in 18th century Scotland and later in the American colonies prior to the Declaration of Independence.




Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on May 15, 2008, 08:44:58 am

Sorry I haven't been reading much lately and updating! It does seem a long time since I posted last. Just finished 'The Yellow House' by Martin Gayford - it's non-fiction covering the 9 weeks Van Gogh and Gauguin lived in a studio together in Arles in France. Really fascinating and Van Gogh lived a sad life. Recommended.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on May 15, 2008, 08:04:57 pm

The last book I read ( like the entire thing ) was Anne Frank: A Book of a Young Girl. It was pretty sad around 1944 and 1945. But, anyways, now I am currently reading ' The Hobbit ' I finally got that book out of the library and Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Chapter 3! ahaha

:) :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on May 19, 2008, 07:28:46 am

I finished 'the corpse garden' yesterday about fred and rose west, thought it was good but disturbing also..

Now reading 'the kid' a true story about a boy growing up in london who is beaten and starved by his parents and bullied in school..

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 19, 2008, 05:21:27 pm

I just finished listening to The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith which is the most recent book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on May 21, 2008, 06:57:32 am

Finished the hilarious 'About A Boy' by Nick Hornby this morning. Also reading 'Half Blood Prince' as well, and am about halfway through!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 21, 2008, 10:42:07 am

This morning I finished listening to The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs by Alexander McCall Smith. I found bits of it funny, but a lot of it was not quite for my sense of humor. I liked his other books much better. Now, I'm going back to listening to classics, I think.

ETA: This evening I finished No: Why Kids – of All Ages – Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh, PhD. I actually feel pretty good, because I think my husband and I are doing a pretty good job at what he talked about. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on May 24, 2008, 05:15:50 am

a man named dave, true story, Ican't get enough of these can I, hehe ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on May 29, 2008, 02:29:36 pm

I just finished listening to Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence. I'd heard some stuff about it before now, but I was still surprised by just how explicit it was at times. I didn't find the ending very satisfying either, but oh well.

ETA: This morning I finished The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. It was a quick and entertaining read. I have the second one out of the library too, but I haven't decided if I'm going to start that next or something else that I have out.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 01, 2008, 09:27:54 am

Just finished Harry Potter 7. It's been a while since I read it and I was amazed at how much I'd forgotten, lol! Great read though - and I cried at the end. :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on June 01, 2008, 08:01:14 pm

I read "Don't be Sad"

Its a great book that helps you to get rid of sadness!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 04, 2008, 05:34:50 am

Wish I had it sometimes..

Bought another true story called 'one child' by torey hayden to read in room in nz, tell you what I think of it when read it 8)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 04, 2008, 10:30:05 pm

I finished listening to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte this evening. I had read it at least 25 years ago, but wanted to listen again after it appeared in the Eyre Affair that I read. I really enjoyed it again. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on June 04, 2008, 11:54:23 pm

(Princess in Love)

Such a great book,that talk about the princess Diana the most beautiful and popular princess!


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 06, 2008, 09:24:02 pm

Today I finished reading Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde which is the second in the Thursday Next series. They are quick and entertaining. I have the third, but I'm reading something else before I get to that one.

This was the 50th book I've read or listened to so far this year. My local library has a challenge to read or listen to 100 this year, so I'm on track for that if I can keep this up (but I'm not sure I will. . .).

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 07, 2008, 06:10:38 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1305#msg1154898 date=1212801842]
This was the 50th book I've read or listened to so far this year. My local library has a challenge to read or listen to 100 this year, so I'm on track for that if I can keep this up (but I'm not sure I will. . .).
[/quote]

Wow, 50 books already? thats some going Celebrian! I've only managed about 20 or so....Mind you, I have definately read far less this year than ever before.

Currently in the middle of 2 books - 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak (again!) and 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' by Jonathan Safran Foer, which is a great read so far.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 07, 2008, 07:10:44 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1305#msg1154905 date=1212833438]
[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1305#msg1154898 date=1212801842]
This was the 50th book I've read or listened to so far this year. My local library has a challenge to read or listen to 100 this year, so I'm on track for that if I can keep this up (but I'm not sure I will. . .).
[/quote]

Wow, 50 books already? thats some going Celebrian! I've only managed about 20 or so....Mind you, I have definately read far less this year than ever before.

Currently in the middle of 2 books - 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak (again!) and 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' by Jonathan Safran Foer, which is a great read so far.[/quote]

Yes, this is faster than usual for me, but it's been fun. Listening to audiobooks has been the biggest change. I read and liked ELAIC and my parents mentioned The Book Thief because my mother's book discussion group read it, but I haven't gotten to that yet. I have it on my to read list, but the list is getting longer at an alarming rate, so I have no idea when or if I'll get to it. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 08, 2008, 08:38:28 am

I finished ELAIC last night and cried at the end. A friend of mine read it a while ago and said it was funny, but I didn't really find much to laugh about the whole way through - I found 'Everything Is Illuminated' funnier.

I don't have a to-read list. I just pick stuff from my library at random. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 08, 2008, 10:47:20 pm

Today I finished listening to Walden by Henry David Thoreau. I'm glad I'm done because I found it far less engaging to listen to than most books that have more of a narrative to them. My mind kept wandering as I listened. Not that it was actively bad - just not engaging enough to keep my attention.

I have a to read list because people keep recommending books they like or I read about things in the paper or wherever and think they'd be interesting. And, it just keeps growing. . . ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Haru on June 10, 2008, 07:12:43 am

I just finished "Every Dead Thing" by John Connelly. It was absolutley brilliant. It made "Hannibal" look like a book for pre-schoolers. It's definatley not for the light of heart though!

Next up I'm reading a book about human dissection in Renaisance culture *thumbs up*.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 10, 2008, 07:33:55 am

^^^ Sounds like a hoot! ^^^ ::) ;)


Celebrian: why the books on tape? - if you don't mind me asking? Is it so you can just go around doing other thinks while you listen?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 10, 2008, 01:12:50 pm

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1305#msg1155387 date=1213097635]
Celebrian: why the books on tape? - if you don't mind me asking? Is it so you can just go around doing other thinks while you listen?
[/quote]

Yes, I started listening when I walk on the treadmill or outside (alone - when I walk with the kids or others I don't listen) and I also like to listen while I do mindless chores like folding laundry or washing dishes. It's been GREAT! The chores go so much faster when I am in the middle of a good book. :D I started with the Harry Potter series after I read HP7 and wanted to go back to the earlier ones once I knew how it all ended. Those were really well done by Jim Dale and I loved it, so I started listening to other things and then got my Creative Zen player for Christmas so I can listen to books downloaded through a site through my local library. That's the easiest way, but I can also manage with cassettes or CDs if necessary.

Maybe that was more than you wanted to know. . . ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 10, 2008, 01:30:33 pm

Not at all! ... 'twas cool because I had been wondering and you never know, I may try this method out for myself!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 11, 2008, 03:30:02 am

I have finished the book and really liked it, I have seen the film based on it too 'untamed love', so I recommend it to anyone who likes true stories :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on June 11, 2008, 08:27:48 am

Finished 'The Well of Lost Plots' by Jasper Fforde last night, now onto 'Something Rotten', by the same author.

His Thursday Next series is fantastic! I've never read anything that I could compare to it. A very original idea written very well.

I highly reccomend them.

'The Eyre Affair', 'Lost in a Good Book', 'The Well of Lost Plots', 'Something Rotten', and 'First Among Sequels' are out so far. A new one is out next year but I can't remember what it will be called.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 12, 2008, 08:37:18 am

Currently most of the way through 'The December Boys' by Michael Noonan. Still haven't seen the film, and so far I can't quite tell who Dan Radcliffe played - all the main characters seem either too old or too young.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 12, 2008, 01:08:33 pm

This morning, I finished Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. It was some really interesting stuff - some of which I had been familiar with and some not.

Tafika - I've been reading some Thursday Next too. I'm starting The Well of Lost Plots now that I'm done with Blink actually. ;-)

Gem - Glad you found it interesting. If you try it, I hope it works well for you too. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tafika on June 12, 2008, 02:34:26 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1320#msg1155957 date=1213290513]
Tafika - I've been reading some Thursday Next too. I'm starting The Well of Lost Plots now that I'm done with Blink actually. ;-)[/quote]

Whey! What do you think to them?
I've not found many other people (besides my family) who have read any of Jasper Fforde's books. But then, I don't know many people who read... ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 12, 2008, 06:28:15 pm

I am up to chapter 16 of 'Silent Boy' also by Torey Hayden is really good ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 15, 2008, 04:21:44 pm

This morning I finished listening to White Fang by Jack London. Parts of it were so sad. :(

[quote]Whey! What do you think to them?
I've not found many other people (besides my family) who have read any of Jasper Fforde's books. But then, I don't know many people who read... [/quote]

I've been enjoying them. They are quick and light and I like the premise of going into books and meeting those characters. I haven't decided if I think they're really great books or just good, enjoyable ones, but I'm in the third and the 4th is waiting for me to pick it up at the library, so obviously I like them enough to keep going. ;D I had read about them in our newspaper a while back, but I don't know anyone else who's read them either.

ETA (June 18): Tonight I finished listening to Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke which is the first in the Hannah Swenson Mystery series. It was a fun and easy listen, but hardly great. I kept having to remind myself to suspend disbelief. ;-) I'm planning to read the second and then I'll see if I want to continue.

ETA again (June 19): This afternoon I finished reading Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, the third in the Thursday Next series. I really enjoyed it. I think I've decided I really like the series. He's very creative and there are a lot of clever bits with references to a lot of different books in it. On to the 4th one. . . :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 20, 2008, 04:53:06 am

Sorry you had to edit so much there Celebrian! I'm on my holidays now so I should get plenty of reading done. Finished 'The Book Thief' this morning and it made me cry at the end (again!) and am now starting 'High Fidelity' by Nick hornby.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 23, 2008, 08:45:33 am

High Fidelity is a brilliant book Mary ;D - I know you'll enjoy it! Also, Nick Hornby's About a Boy is worth a read if you like the other one.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 24, 2008, 04:30:11 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1320#msg1157086 date=1214225133]
High Fidelity is a brilliant book Mary ;D - I know you'll enjoy it! Also, Nick Hornby's About a Boy is worth a read if you like the other one.
[/quote]

Thanks - I read 'About A Boy' not that long ago, it was great!

Celebrian - you posted a limerick and link on the boxie a while ago that mentioned 'To Kill A Mockingbord' and I just had to go back and read it again! Great stuff.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on June 26, 2008, 07:03:58 pm

I've just bought the English Harry Potter 7 Books..
I have the Arabic translation of them..but i think it would be more interesting to read them in their original language!
Beside it would improve my English.. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Colleen on June 26, 2008, 08:24:42 pm

I've decided to read my Harry Potter books over the summer...i started about 2 weeks ago and i'm already about to finish the 5th book, H P and the Order of the Phoenix.

after i'm finished with those, i have to read The Bone People by Keri Hulme for my English class this fall (and write an essay on it....)

and i'm going to read Atonement by Ian McEwan. i've been wanting to seee the movie for a long time, but decided i should probably read the book first.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on June 26, 2008, 10:23:57 pm

Maryd - I'd like to go back and reread To Kill a Mockingbird also. :-)

Today I finished listening to Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke, the second in the Hannah Swenson series and I think I'm getting better at suspending disbelief because I enjoyed it more. :-)

I'm also getting close to finishing Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde so I should be done before I return from our trip which is why I'm mentioning it now. I had hoped to get the 5th one, but I don't think it will get here for me in time. . . Oh well, I can get it after I return.

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Post by: amberxo on July 01, 2008, 11:47:07 am

I am also reading all my Harry Potter books this summer! It's my second favorite part of the summer, my first being my Lord of the Rings Trilogy Day where I watch all 3 movies in one entire day. I only have the UK version of the 7th Harry Potter Book, since I bought it at an airport last summer in Italy just at the last minute. However, Being accustomed to (and having) all the books in the American version, I feel like I just have to get the U.S. version of that 7th book! Kudos to Moonlit Sky for reading them all as well. That makes me very happy ;D


OH and the last book I read all the way through was The Lovely Bones. Very emotional book; loved it. I am currently reading Thirteen Moons WHICH I ADORE and am starting the French Lieutenant's Woman, which I heard was sad.

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Post by: roxxy on July 04, 2008, 04:39:35 am

a week ago i finished to read memoirs of a geisha by artur golden i've also seen the movie, but there are so many difference between the movie and the book.

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Post by: maryd on July 06, 2008, 08:06:24 am

I've got through two Zadie Smith books since I last posted - rereading them (again). 'White Teeth' and 'On Beauty'. I think 'On Beauty' is probably my favourite book ever.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on July 12, 2008, 09:21:45 pm

I just finished listening to Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke (third in the Hannah Swenson series).

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Post by: maryd on July 13, 2008, 05:10:10 am

I finished 'High Fidelity' this morning, it was really funny in places and pretty realistic! Loved it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on July 13, 2008, 10:27:32 pm

This evening, I finished Thursday Next in First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde which is the 5th in the Thursday Next series. It's the last for now, but I think Tafika said another will be coming out next year. These are really creative and funny books. I've been enjoying them.

And, since I'm thinking about it: Tafika if you see this, it mentions that slapstick things show up several times. I vaguely remember a steamroller and banana, but I can't remember the contexts for when those appeared. I know the piano and frying pan. If you can recall which books and in what context those (steamroller and banana) appeared would you mind pming me about it? It's bugging me that I can't recall. ;)

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Post by: LijFrodo on July 15, 2008, 11:17:39 am

I read " there is somebody who love you ! " ... from a Turkish writer ... it was great !

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 16, 2008, 12:01:11 am

childhood interrupted about kathleen o malley and her sisters ending up in an industrial school run by the sisters of mercy, a good book and sad too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on July 18, 2008, 10:47:30 pm

A little earlier, I finished (re)reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. After seeing it at the top of a recent poll I thought I should read it again because it's been a very long time and I didn't remember any of the details. Still good. :)

And, just a little while ago, I finished listening to Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I liked it, but didn't love it as much as I've heard some people say. It was certainly interesting and I learned a bunch of stuff about Italy, India and Bali so that was good. :)

ETA (July 20): This morning I finished listening to The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow. Some very good things to think about in there. It was sad, too, of course, but told with a lot of optimism and humor, so really not a downer. I also watched the PrimeTime special about him online yesterday. The link to the lecture itself didn't work, but I saw clips on the thing I watched and the book really seems to cover it pretty well.

ETA again (July 23): This afternoon, I finished reading The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell. It was pretty interesting and talked about some things that I had learned about in school as well as some new stuff.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 26, 2008, 06:26:45 pm

I am reading 'I choose to live' about a 12 year old (written by her) that was kidnapped by a poediphile in Belgium, Marc Dutroux

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on July 26, 2008, 10:16:38 pm

Thanks so much for posting, Miss Sixty, I was about to have to edit again. ;D

Anyway, this evening I finished listening to Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It was very interesting. Greg Mortenson builds schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan for poor children, particularly girls.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 29, 2008, 08:38:18 pm

:o You read so many books Celebrian, you are a fast reader!

Well I have just finished 'My Story' about Marilyn Monroe, it was really informative, hasmade me afan of hers too.. ::)

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Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on August 03, 2008, 01:23:12 am

Wow, FINALLY finished reading "Northern Lights" (The Golden Compass) after starting it back in April, then putting it down a few times.

I found it had a very 'slow start' but once I eventually got into it, I couldn't put it down! Sooo much richer in detail than the film and the writing was superb, though it's probably a bit complicated and gruesome for younger kids.

Can't wait to read The Subtle Knife (Book Two of the series). :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 03, 2008, 05:50:24 am

I had so much time to relax and read on holiday that I read more than I have done in ages!

'The Almost Moon' by Alice Sebold - I'm sorry about this because I know some of you have read and enjoyed it, but I completely hated this book. It was cold and graphic and I had to force myself to finish it. Unlike 'The Lovely Bones', which I wasn't sure about and so reread, I definately won't be returning to 'The Almost Moon', and possibly not anything else by Alice Sebold.

'Q&A' by Vikas Swarup - great little book that cheered me up after The Almost Moon. It was about an Indian waiter who won a billion rupees on a quiz programme and was arrested on suspiscion of cheating. Loved it.

'A Short History Of Tractors In Ukrainian' by Marina Lewycka - I read this book so often, it really is a great read!

'Life Of Pi' by Yann Martel - I've read this before as well and thoroughly enjoyed rereading it. :)

'Marley and Me' by John Grogan - a really sweet book that my sister had, about a man trying to start a family while lumbered with a really nauhgty dog. It was funny and touching in places.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on August 03, 2008, 09:45:30 am

I am currently reading a novella called "Bobby's Trace" by A+F's very own Edward Patterson! :) He posts regularly on the this site, over on the main page's "boxie".

So far it's a very interesting read, with some fantastic twists and turns. Ed has also published many other books, including a volume of poetry.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 05, 2008, 05:52:57 am

Finished Maeve Binchy's 'Whitethorn Woods' yesterday. It was OK, quite an enjoyable read - but my mum says once you read one Maeve Binchy you've read them all, lol!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Frodo_Ubsessed on August 05, 2008, 05:10:22 pm

I finished up Eclipse in the incredible Twilight saga last week. Now I am finishing up the final installment of the series, Breaking Dawn. Seriously everyone, if you're looking for a talented writer and breath taking stories, check out Stephenie Meyer and her Twilight series!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on August 05, 2008, 09:32:12 pm

The last book I read was New Moon. Just 2 more chapters and I am done. YEAH! Bella saved Edward and saw him again! *sighs* lol.
Then I will be moving onto Eclipse the continuation of the Twilight series :p

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on August 07, 2008, 03:13:57 am

Just finished reading two of Ed Patterson's short novels: "Bobby's Trace" and "No Irish Need Apply"... Ed is the author I mentioned in my last post, the one from the A+F 'boxie'.

Well, I must say I enjoyed both books immensely! :D

Bobby's Trace is about a young computer programmer (Perry) who is mourning the loss of his lover, Bobby, who has recently died of an AIDS-related illness. When Perry's best friend sets him up with a blind date, he starts getting messages from the beyond(!), and none too friendly messages they are too! Perry begins to wonder if he is losing his mind, or if he needs an exorcist :o... so he seeks help from a Priest, and that's where the fun really begins! :-X ;) 8)

The plot is full of unexpected twists and turns, so there is never a dull moment.

* * *

No Irish Need Apply is the story of two teenage boys, (from working class Irish stock; both with widowed mothers) who are learning to come to terms with their sexuality in a neighborhood full of predjudice and gossip-mongerers. Charmingly told, this story brought me close to tears, especially when concentrating on the POV of one of the Mums. :'(

Well done Ed! :)


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on August 10, 2008, 09:34:13 pm

I finshed New Moon by Stephenie Meyer like, few days ago. It was awesome when Bella saved Edward! and they are back together again!.. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 11, 2008, 04:56:05 am

I've just finished re-reading 'pride And Prejudice' by jane Austen. I have 'Emma' to start next, but taking a break with a book of short stories by Raymond Carver, called 'Cathedral'.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on August 11, 2008, 07:13:57 pm

[quote author=[historic=Raquel] link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1350#msg1162315 date=1218418453]
I finshed New Moon by Stephenie Meyer like, few days ago. It was awesome when Bella saved Edward! and they are back together again!.. :)
[/quote]

Um...... Raquel, it's really fantastic that you enjoyed Stephanie Meyer's book so much, but no spoilers please ^^^ as other ppl on this thread may wish to read this book at some stage, and probably don't want to know the ending ahead of time! Thanks. :)

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Post by: raquel19 on August 12, 2008, 12:18:27 am

[quote author=Lanta the Gemstar link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1350#msg1162466 date=1218496437]
[quote author=[historic=Raquel] link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1350#msg1162315 date=1218418453]
I finshed New Moon by Stephenie Meyer like, few days ago. It was awesome when Bella saved Edward! and they are back together again!.. :)
[/quote]

Um...... Raquel, it's really fantastic that you enjoyed Stephanie Meyer's book so much, but no spoilers please ^^^ as other ppl on this thread may wish to read this book at some stage, and probably don't want to know the ending ahead of time! Thanks. :)
[/quote]
AH, sorry, forgive me peoples whoever wanted to read the book. :P
Well, it was by accident what I said.. so yeah.
No hard feelings..... whoever wanted to read it
Thanks for telling me that, Gem


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Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on August 12, 2008, 03:46:35 am

^^^ It's cool Raquel. Just thought I'd let you know. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 14, 2008, 07:45:24 pm

Hi all. I'm back from our trip and I've finished Lemon Meringue Pie Mystery by Joanne Fluke (audiobook) and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I enjoyed the latter very much and I'm currently getting near the end of the second in the series and the third is on its way to my library for me to pick up in the next few days. :D Thanks to Yeux de Bleu for recommending those (as well as another real life friend of mine).

ETA on 8/16: Last night I finished reading Dragonfly in Amber which is the second in the Outlander series and it's great. I'm bummed that the third hasn't arrived for me yet, but I've actually been going back to reread some things in the first 2 books to put it together with what happens later. Really enjoying them. :D

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Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2008, 12:52:16 am


Quote:
Thanks to Yeux de Bleu for recommending those (as well as another real life friend of mine).


You're welcome and I'm delighted that you're enjoying the Outlander series.

I haven't been to this thread in ages. In addition to reading the six books in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, I have read the four books in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer as well as her novel The Host. I loved all eleven books.


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Post by: maryd on August 18, 2008, 05:21:49 am

Nice to see you around Yeux - you should pop in more often. :)

I gave up on 'Emma' by Jane Austen. Somehow I just couldn't get into it, which surprised me because I really enjoyed 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility'. So I started on 'The Autograph Man' by Zadie Smith instead - this is her second book, the one I haven't read yet. So far so good!

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Post by: magicdancer on August 18, 2008, 01:30:05 pm

Nice to see you around Yeux - you should pop in more often.

Thanks. I've been spending more time on Live Journal, trying to catch up on my magazine reading, and watching DVDs I've had for a long time but never watched. Of course with Olympics on TV now, I have NO schedule at all. ::)

It has been many years since I read Jane Austen's books, but I liked them. Some marvelous movies have been made from her books, including Emma.

Are you planning to read Twilight? I saw on the Twilight thread that you said you hadn't read it....at least not when that thread was started.


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Post by: Celebrian on August 18, 2008, 10:29:22 pm

Today I finished listening to Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke.

Nice to see you pop in Yeux. :-)

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Post by: magicdancer on August 19, 2008, 03:27:41 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1350#msg1163858 date=1219112962]
Today I finished listening to Fudge Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke.[/quote]
Funny title. ;D


Quote:
Nice to see you pop in Yeux. :-)

Thanks. I'm going to try not to be such a stranger.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 19, 2008, 05:19:12 am

No, I never got round to reading the Twilight books. I've heard a lot about them and I'm not sure they're really my thing. Mind you, Stephanie Meyer is being compared to JKR, isn't she? Maybe I ought to give them a go. You enjoyed them, didn't you? :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Kathi on August 19, 2008, 01:17:08 pm

Finished The Last Lecture today. It's about a university professor who suffered from pancreatic cancer (it's a true story and it really moved me)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: magicdancer on August 19, 2008, 03:32:06 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1350#msg1163887 date=1219137552]
No, I never got round to reading the Twilight books. I've heard a lot about them and I'm not sure they're really my thing. Mind you, Stephanie Meyer is being compared to JKR, isn't she? Maybe I ought to give them a go. You enjoyed them, didn't you? :)[/quote]
Yes, I enjoyed them very much. It's such an intriguing plot....not at all what you'd call a traditional vampire story....like the books by Anne Rice.

IMO, Stephenie Meyer doesn't even come close to JKR and the HP books where writing skill is concerned, but she's a terrific storyteller. I think the comparison is being made simply because the Twilight series has become the next fantasy phenomenon and the books are selling like mad.

You really ought to read at least the first book (Twilight) then you can decide if you want to continue. I've talked quite a few friends -- both RL and on-line friends -- into reading it and every one of them couldn't wait to get their hands on the next book. And if you don't like it, I certainly won't be offended. :)


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Post by: maryd on August 20, 2008, 05:20:09 am

Maybe I'll borrow a copy off my Twilight-obsessed friend, then, yeux! thanks for the recommendation.

I finished 'The Autograph Man' by Zadie Smith last night. I didn't think it was as good as her other two books, and I found the middle part especially a bit slow. All in all, though, a good read.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 22, 2008, 01:39:24 pm

I finished listening to Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. (All the titles of the Hannah Swenson books are some sort of baked treat murder. This was the sixth one.)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on August 25, 2008, 05:18:18 am

Finished 'The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao' by Junot Diaz this morning. I mostly enjoyed it, but it had a lot of words in Spanish in it, which I didn't understand, lol.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on August 27, 2008, 04:21:28 pm

This morning I finished listening to Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke.

ETA: Today I finished reading Voyager by Diana Gabaldon which is the third in the Outlander series. On to number 4. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Storyteller on August 29, 2008, 10:09:54 am

I am on my second reading of New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. The last book I finished was my rereading of Twilight by the same author. On Tuesday, I hope to start Eclipse, which I haven't read.

Hugs,
Rach

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Post by: angelove879 on August 29, 2008, 11:33:15 am

Last Book I read was Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer...

I'm hoping to start on Persuasion By Jane Austen soon

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 01, 2008, 03:09:05 pm

I just finished listening to Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke. I think there are only two more in this series (at least so far), so soon I'll need to figure out what I'll listen to when I'm done with these. . .

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on September 04, 2008, 04:31:55 pm

Hi, girls!! It's been a long time since I posted the last time. Today, Thursday, September 4, 2008, I finished "Zig Zag" by Jose Carlos Somoza. It's a thriller novel about a group of scientists explorinng the limits of time.

My next book will be "Footprints" by Margaret Fishback Powers. I will start reading it by Friday September 12, 2008. ;)

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Post by: Mai_o_ya on September 05, 2008, 02:30:27 am

All My Sons..by Arthur Miller
Such a great writer :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 05, 2008, 11:35:58 am

Last night I finished listening to Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. Now, I've started the last of the series so far. I guess I'll have to start looking for something to listen to next. ;-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: roxxy on September 05, 2008, 04:34:25 pm

last book i read was daniel martin by john fowels...and now i'm reading siloam by paul gadenne

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 06, 2008, 04:42:08 am

I really haven't got much reading done lately, what with one thing and another, but I'm nearly finished 'Watership Down' by Richard Adams, which I've read loads of times and love. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 07, 2008, 08:02:28 pm

Silent Scream by Josh Cannon, a heartbreaking but in the end optimistic story :D

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Post by: Mai_o_ya on September 09, 2008, 03:19:50 pm

[quote author=Storyteller ~RSF~ link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1365#msg1165566 date=1220018994]
I am on my second reading of New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. The last book I finished was my rereading of Twilight by the same author. On Tuesday, I hope to start Eclipse, which I haven't read.

Hugs,
Rach
[/quote]
and i'm on my first reading of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, i was very looking forward reading it, but i'm reading it very slow, cuz i read the English Version :)....and i really like what i'm reading ...very good

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 09, 2008, 06:52:49 pm

Today I finished "Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon, which is the 4th in the Outlander series. I'm still rather obsessed with this series, ;-D but I need to take a break from it to read the book for my discussion group now.

ETA: This morning, I finished listening to Carrot Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke, which is the last (so far) in the Hannah Swenson series.

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Post by: Mai_o_ya on September 10, 2008, 07:26:59 pm

"The Black Cat" by Edgar allan poe, well it is not a book, its just a short story, but it's awesome to read to Edgar Allan Poe he was such amazing poet and writer :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 11, 2008, 12:11:48 pm

This morning I finished listening to The Adventures of Robin Hood by Evelyn Charles Vivian. I saw it when I was browsing for audiobooks to download and people on the comment box had been talking about a Robin Hood show, so I decided to go ahead and listen. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 11, 2008, 02:29:10 pm

I finished 'Watership Down', loved the ending. Now re-reading 'On Beauty' by Zadie Smith - for about the 6th or 7th time this year, I think! A trip to the library is due. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 11, 2008, 06:11:49 pm

This afternoon, I finished listening to the novella Hellfire by Diana Gabaldon. It was quite short and is a spinoff of the Outlander series with one of the characters. It wasn't nearly as good as the main series, but not bad. I plan to listen to more of the second series, but not just yet because I want to read more of the main series first.

ETA: Today I finished Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson which I will discuss with my book group next week. It was good. It was translated from Norwegian and sometimes translations aren't great, but I thought this one was done quite well.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on September 13, 2008, 02:07:46 pm

I finished Twilight by Stephenie Meyer,just an hour ago,and i am going to read New Moon by the same writer.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jen10 on September 13, 2008, 02:13:07 pm

[quote author=Desert Rose link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1380#msg1167853 date=1221329266]
I finished Twilight by Stephenie Meyer,just an hour ago,and i am going to read New Moon by the same writer.
[/quote]

cool! i finished reading Project Mulberry! I'm starting on Riding Freedom!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on September 13, 2008, 02:15:06 pm

[quote author=jen10 link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1380#msg1167855 date=1221329587]
[quote author=Desert Rose link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1380#msg1167853 date=1221329266]
I finished Twilight by Stephenie Meyer,just an hour ago,and i am going to read New Moon by the same writer.
[/quote]

cool!
[/quote]
I take it as you are a Twilight fan ;)

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Post by: Bronwyn on September 13, 2008, 04:49:55 pm

I've just finished Twilight and new moon. Can't wait to get started on Eclipse!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 20, 2008, 01:06:58 pm

Last night, I finished reading The Oulandish Companion by Diana Gabaldon which gives lots of info about the Outlander series and about the process of writing and all. A lot of interesting stuff and I love her sense of humor. :D Now, I'm moving on to the 5th and 6th books in the series (the Companion was published after the 4th so that's when I read it).

Also, this morning, I finished listening to the Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. I'm kind of enjoying listening to classics that I would never in a million years pick up and find time to actually read. ;)

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Post by: jen10 on September 20, 2008, 05:21:22 pm

ok, i finished Project Mulberry, Riding Freedom and i just finished Tree Girl. ;D :D Tree girl is a GREAT book! read it, its awesome!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on September 23, 2008, 03:18:54 pm

I finished re-reading my Zadie Smith, and am now starting re-reading 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being' by Milan Kundera. Plus the new Artemis Fowl has recently made an entrance to our house, so I may just have to go back and start at the very beginning! I do love Eoin Colfer, lol!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on September 24, 2008, 04:27:30 pm

i've finished reading Twilight series :)< and now i'm reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer the same writer of twilight ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 25, 2008, 10:25:28 am

On my walk this morning, I finished listening to A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I read it in school MANY years ago and liked it but didn't remember much, so decided to listen again. Early on, I found some slow patches, but later it was, as I remembered, really quite good. I walked for a while after it finished and had another audiobook loaded on my player, but decided not to start it because I was still immersed in my mind in the world of A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times and all that. ;)

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Post by: jen10 on September 25, 2008, 03:12:55 pm

i just finished reading Island part 1 and im going to read Island part 2! yea me! :) :)

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Post by: elwoodsgal18 on September 26, 2008, 10:57:36 pm

Catch-22. Awesome book! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on September 29, 2008, 05:58:59 pm

I just finished listening to Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon. I liked this Lord John book better than the novella I read earlier. There was more time for the character to feel like the same guy from the Outlander series. It's a very different style book, though since it is a mystery and has a structure for that.

ETA on 10/1: I just finished reading The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon which is the 5th in the Outlander series.

ETA again on 10/3: I just finished listening to Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade by Diana Gabaldon. I liked this one more because it was more focused on Lord John and his family and he visited Jamie Fraser from the Outlander books. :-)

ETA yet again on 10/5: Today I finished reading The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter, and Tears at the World's Most Famous Cooking School by Kathleen Flinn. I'll be discussing it with my book group in about a week and a half. It's non-fiction about a woman's experience at a famous Paris cooking school and was a quick and enjoyable read. It includes recipes that I would NEVER attempt (too many ingredients and much more complex than I do), but it is interesting to see what they're like.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 07, 2008, 11:16:40 am

I'm going ahead and making a new post rather than modifying my last one again. It's been more than a week since I originally posted it, so I hope that's OK.

Anyway, this morning I finished listening to Lord John and the Hand of the Devils by Diana Gabaldon which includes 3 novellas. I had listened to the first one earlier, but listened to the other two (which were both noticeably longer) now. For me, that completes all the Lord John books that have been published so far.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 10, 2008, 04:04:35 pm

Sorry you had to repost so many times there Celebrian! :-[

Anyways, finished re-reading 'A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian' by Marina Lewycka, which I'm sure you've heard me harping on about before - great stuff. I bought a book in Krakow about Jewish legends which I'll read next.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 10, 2008, 04:27:17 pm

Maryd - Thanks so much for posting so I didn't have to edit my last post. ;)

This morning I finished listening to The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I have to say that I didn't love it. Another class read it back in junior high but not mine. Some friends said it was good, so I finally decided to check it out, but honestly, I could have skipped that one. Oh, well. Live and learn. ;)

ETA: This morning I finished listening to Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. It was quite different from the typical Frankenstein story I've heard of from the movies and I liked it quite a bit. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on October 21, 2008, 10:13:57 am

well, i can't keep up with you Celebrian , but at least i can try :)


last book i read was a bunch of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe , he is such a dark intelligent writer , i love his stories though ...especially the black cat

now i'm reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier .. i love this British writer soo much, i read for her before My Cousin Rachel which i loved too :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 21, 2008, 04:01:40 pm

My reading has been slower this year than ever before, I guess I just don't have enough time any more. Nearly finished re-reading 'Two Caravans' by Marina Lewycka, love it. Next I am going to read 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne. Looking forward to starting it as I read it years ago and can't for the life of me remember anything about it now.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 21, 2008, 10:32:23 pm

This evening I finished listening to Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift.

Desert Rose - It's not a race, so no need to keep up. But, I am nearly done with another book so we'll see if anyone else posts here before I do again probably in a couple of days. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on October 22, 2008, 02:27:42 pm

I am currently reading a book about juristic rhetoric and another one which discusses the German constitutional law. ;)

When I need a break, I am - currently - reading Hour game by David Baldacci. I have just finished Chapter 1.

As a child, I loved the Little Vampire stories by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg. Do any of you know them? In retrospect, they remind me of the Harry Potter books. Adults read the Little Vampire books too. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 23, 2008, 02:03:52 pm

Hey Carina! :D Long time no see. I don't think I've ever heard of the Little Vampire books before. And, at the moment I am swamped with reading material. Maybe someday. . . ;) And, thanks for posting before I posted again. ;D

Anyway, a little while ago I finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon which is the last so far in the Outlander series. I definitely liked the 1st, 2nd and 4th better than the 3rd, 5th and 6th, but they all certainly kept my attention and were well-written and entertaining. I look forward to the next which is supposed to come out next fall.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Caz on October 23, 2008, 04:08:42 pm

Hi Celebrian - it's good to see you too! :D
I'm glad I could help to avoid a double post. ;D

Your kids might enjoy the books. They are not too scary. The story mainly revolves around the little vampire Rüdiger and his sister Anna who befriend the human boy Anton. Together they experience many adventures. The books were first published in 1989. There was also a film, made in 2000, starring Jonathan Lipnicki, as the young Anton (Tony in English); and the vampire Rüdiger was called Rudolph Sackville-Bagg ....... ;D

A friend of mine loves the Diana Gabaldon books and I have two of them on my shelf but so far I have not got around to reading them. I'm sure I will read them someday. I'm glad you liked the books. As I recall, Yeux liked them too. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 23, 2008, 11:10:42 pm

50 years of silence comfort women of indonesia a good book

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 27, 2008, 03:14:22 pm

Today I finished reading Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. The second in the series is on the shelf ready to start, but I promised myself that I'd finish a couple of other things that need to get done before I pick that one up to start. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 28, 2008, 06:01:13 am

I finished 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas', and cried at the end. When I read it for the first time I must have been about 11 or 12, and it made far more impact on me now that I have learned about the Holocaust and visited Auschwitz.

Now re-reading the children's book 'The Thief Lord' by Cornelia Funke, which I must have bought when I was 12 or 13 - loved it then, still love it now. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on October 29, 2008, 12:44:47 pm

This morning I finished listening to Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. I paid a little more attention to the Artful Dodger than I might have otherwise. ;)

ETA (11/1): Today I finished reading New Moon by Stephanie Meyer. It's the second in the Twilight series, but I didn't think it was as good as the first and the editing was quite sloppy (silly errors like missing words and extra words, etc). I've heard this was the worst of the 4, so I'm hopeful as I move on to the third.

ETA again (11/4): This morning I finished listening to The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. It was not exactly a light, happy read, but it was good even if sad. And, went on a bit about politics at the end, but overall it was a good book. Now, I'm moving on to something a little lighter, though. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on November 04, 2008, 12:14:18 pm

almost finished the Host by Stephenie Meyer

after that i'll read Persuasion by Jane Austen

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 06, 2008, 10:45:29 am

I just finished Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer. I definitely thought it was better than New Moon, but I found it quite predictable. I think part of that might be that it's written at a youth level and I typically read adult-level books. Now, on to the fourth (and last) of the series.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on November 07, 2008, 12:11:02 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1395#msg1170646 date=1225986329]
I just finished Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer. I definitely thought it was better than New Moon, but I found it quite predictable.
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wow, i thought so too ,my favorite book of the series is Breaking down..but i'm totally in love with the whole series :)


reading The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkin , i find it interesting so far.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 08, 2008, 05:52:56 am

Just finished reading a play for Irish, 'An Triail' by Máiréad Ní Ghráda. Really sad - it was about a girl growing up in 1960's Catholic ireland, who had an illegitimate child and ended up killing herself and her newborn baby. Easily the most depressing thing I've ever read in school.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 08, 2008, 10:36:19 pm

Maryd - Sorry that was so depressing. :'( Sounds that way.

Desert Rose - I'm more than half done with Breaking Dawn now and I'm finding it pretty predictable too, but I am still enjoying it.

Today I finished listening to A Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. It was pretty good. I'm enjoying the chance to listen to a bunch of classics that I've never actually read. :)

ETA: Today I finished listening to The Invisible Man by HG Wells and I finished reading Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. So, I'm done with the Twilight series except for the unfinished Midnight Sun which I intend to read, but not immediately because I have a book for my book discussion group in a week and a half that needs to go first. ;-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 15, 2008, 03:01:04 pm

It's been a week since I made my last post, so I'm going with a new one rather than editing again. Last night I finished reading Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian. It is for my next book discussion which meets this week and I thought it was quite good. It is set in Poland and Germany at the end of WWII, so it has quite a few sad things, but it was well-written and interesting and went quite quickly for me. It is apparently based on a real diary of the grandmother of a family friend of the author and some other sources. I look forward to discussing it with my group.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 16, 2008, 05:28:48 am

Sorry you had to double post there Celebrian - I can't keep up with you, lol! :)

'Skeletons at the Feast' sounds good. I like books associated with WWII. One of the best books I ever read set in that time was 'Milkweed' by Jerry Spinelli - if I remember right, it was about a little boy in the Warsaw ghetto, though I could be wrong.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 17, 2008, 06:47:18 pm

Mary - LOL You don't have to try to keep up. I never used to be able to read this much, but starting with audiobooks has helped A LOT! And, it's not a race. ;)

Anyway, today I finished reading Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer the unfinished manuscript of what would have been another Twilight series book (the early stuff from Edward's point of view). I liked it quite a bit. It was fun to read the same events (and some stuff we didn't know about) from a different character's perspective.

And, just a few minutes ago I finished listening to Dracula by Bram Stoker, which I liked quite a bit more than I expected. It was a good listen because for the first time in my experience listening, there were two readers a man and a woman. The book is told through the journals, letters, etc of several characters and the male reader spoke the male writings and the female reader did the female writings. They both used different voices/accents for the different characters and I thought it was well done. It also fit my vampire theme. ;D

ETA (11/19 10:40AM): I just finished listening to Candide by Voltaire. I wasn't sure what to expect and was surprised by how short it was. It was rather odd. And, absurd. It wasn't a bad listen, though and I suppose I'm glad to have some idea what it's all about since I've seen it mentioned at various times. But, not really my thing I guess. Now, I'm starting on something much longer. ;-)

This is actually book number 100 on my list for this year. :D My local library has a "Go for the Gold" sheet you can fill out and if you read 100 books you get a prize (I think actually that 100 is gold, 75 is silver and 50 is bronze and there will be different prizes for each level, but that's not out yet - I'd guess we'll see in December). It was done this year to coincide with the Olympics. Anyway, It's fun to have reached this number. I never could have done it without my audiobooks or even when my kids were younger, but I'm glad to have reached it. :)

ETA again (11/19 9:25 PM): This afternoon, I finished reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. My parents both read it because I think it was for my mom's book discussion group. And, someone here mentioned it too (sorry I forget who right now), so I decided to get it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 25, 2008, 10:50:58 am

It's been more than a week since my original post, so I decided to make a new one rather than editing again.

Last night, I finished The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I thought it was a better book and FAR better edited than the Twilight series, but not quite as much fun in terms of the story. Still enjoyed it though. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 25, 2008, 03:01:37 pm

Well done on reaching 100 books Celebrian! I keep track of what I'm reading through goodreads.com, and according to that I've only read 38 this year....I usually read far more, but I just seem to have no time nowadays!

I finished 'Salmon Fishing.....' by paul Torday. Thought it was mostly good and quite interesting, and I loved the twist in the ending. :) I wasn't too sure what would happen, and it surprised me.

Now rereading Cornelia Funke's children's book 'Inkheart', in preparation for the film which will be out mid-December.

BTW, it was me that mentioned The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas'. What did you think?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on November 25, 2008, 10:09:08 pm

I have just noticed I have not read a book in over a month, I tend to read stories online ie LOTR Slash and stuff on WeBook. There are a couple of books here of interest I may read. Bloody Mary about Henry the 8th wife and A Night To Remember about the Titanic. ::) If I read them I will let you know what I think.

This may sound strange I also like to reread my own stories :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 26, 2008, 11:17:57 am

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1410#msg1171357 date=1227643297]
Well done on reaching 100 books Celebrian! I keep track of what I'm reading through goodreads.com, and according to that I've only read 38 this year....I usually read far more, but I just seem to have no time nowadays![/quote]
Thanks Mary! :D I started keeping a list last year because some friends had done it the year before and I thought it would be fun. I got to 50-something last year I think, but I only started to listen to audiobooks that fall. This year, with the audiobooks and more time as my kids get older, I've been able to read (or listen to) many more. :)


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Now rereading Cornelia Funke's children's book 'Inkheart', in preparation for the film which will be out mid-December.


I didn't realize that would be a film this year. I think my son read it, but I'll have to ask him to know for sure.


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BTW, it was me that mentioned The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas'. What did you think?


I thought it was a good book, but sad, of course. An interesting angle for a book about WWII, if not very realistic. I didn't realize that the movie of that was just coming out too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 28, 2008, 11:48:59 am

Glad you enjoyed 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. A friend of mine read it not long after I did and she said that she felt, at the end, that Schmuel knew that he was leading Bruno to the chamber, and that he did it on purpose, as though revenge on the Germans. What do you think of that theory? The film was already out here - unfortunately I missed it, but it was meant to be good.




Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 28, 2008, 02:00:54 pm

[quote author=maryd link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1410#msg1171437 date=1227890939]
Glad you enjoyed 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. A friend of mine read it not long after I did and she said that she felt, at the end, that Schmuel knew that he was leading Bruno to the chamber, and that he did it on purpose, as though revenge on the Germans. What do you think of that theory? The film was already out here - unfortunately I missed it, but it was meant to be good. [/quote]

I didn't think that at all. Shmuel really could not have known that was going to happen. And, in fact, he honestly didn't seem to know what had happened to his grandfather and then his father, so of course he couldn't know what was going to happen to him. I'm sure Shmuel would have liked to get back at the Germans, but absolutely not by harming his friend.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on November 29, 2008, 12:43:19 pm

^ I didn't go a bundle on that theory either. I just couldn't see a young child taking revenge on someone he thought of as a friend. I don't believe childrens' minds work that way.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on November 30, 2008, 10:49:58 pm

Tonight I finished People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. I'll be discussing it with my book group in December and I really enjoyed it. I liked her other novels too. This book has an interesting structure - some stuff close to the present and then different sections going back in time, and in different locations, as far back as 1480.

ETA: This evening, I finished listening to David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. It was 38.5 hours long, so I am feeling a real sense of accomplishment. ;D A Tale of Two Cities is still my favorite Dickens by a significant margin, but I think this one might be second.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on December 04, 2008, 08:18:24 pm

Better late than never I suppose... I'm starting to read "Atonement" and the first book of the "Twilight" series, at the same time, lol! ::)

I'll let y'all know my thoughts in a while...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 08, 2008, 02:05:44 pm

Ah, Gem. I always have two books going, but one to read and one to listen to. I would never start trying to read 2 at once. Too confusing. ;D How's it going?

Anyway, I finished Brisingr by Christopher Paolini a little while ago. It's the third in the Inheritance Cycle including Eragon and Eldest. the first was pretty good, but the next 2 not as much. The first 100 pages of this one were positively dreadful, although it did improve a bit after that. Still problems. And, hubby and I thought the "big revelation" was worthy of a "Well, duh" but I recognize that these are youth-level and therefore we are not the intended audience. Anyway, I read it to keep up with the series and because my son and husband have read them so the three of us can discuss them, but great they are not. At least there is only one more to come. . . ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 08, 2008, 03:09:46 pm

^ I remember reading Eragon years ago, probably not long after it was first published, and thinking it was OK, but there was something very copy-cat-y about Paolini, which even I as as a 12 year old picked up on. I mean, Eragon even sounds like Aragorn. Still, I pushed on and read the 2nd one when it came out, but I'm not sure I'll even bother with Brisingr - I tried to reread Eragon recently and it just didn't keep my attention. It's rare for me to put a book down, maybe it does appeal more to younger readers.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on December 08, 2008, 11:34:10 pm

^^^ No, I'm sure you girls are both right! imho it's a pretty bland, copy-cattish series. I have made this point in the "Eragon" thread before, and made a few enemies along the way, haha! ::) ;D

I did read Eragon quite a while ago, and I'm aware that Chris Paolini isn't the first (and won't be the last) to nick a few ideas from Tolkien, but the problem from my POV is that he does it in such an uninspired manner.

As for it having more appeal for younger readers, I don't know. My daughter Charlotte is only 11 and even she found the movie woeful, and couldn't get through the book!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 09, 2008, 05:14:43 pm

Today I finished listening to Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on December 10, 2008, 09:34:09 am

I am gonna read " mutant message down under by Marlo Morgan " ... This book was advised by my teacher.Lots of my friends,who read this book,don't like it.I dunno,what I am gonna think about it ! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 10, 2008, 09:03:10 pm

I just finished listening to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. I hadn't realized that it was a novella not a novel and a fairly short one at that.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on December 11, 2008, 04:55:50 pm

i dont have much time to read as usual, but i'm trying to finish Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 12, 2008, 10:05:01 pm

I just (like really a few minutes ago) finished listening to Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. I've been meaning to read (or listen to) it for a while and now I have. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on December 12, 2008, 11:30:21 pm

Just realised my last post sounded kind of negative, but I'm afraid this one won't be much better ::)

I'm about halfway thru Stehenie Meyer's "Twilight" and to be totally honest, it's really dragging for me. IMHO it's quite boring and reads like a badly written Harlequin romance novel. :P Although to give the author her dues, the IDEA is a good one.

"Atonement" on the other hand is gripping... so far. :) I'll let you guys know my final verdict shortly.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on December 15, 2008, 06:43:08 am

I didn't finish Moby Dick yet , but i started to read Tell me your dreams By Sidney Sheldon..

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 15, 2008, 10:48:02 pm

This evening, I (finally!) finished reading The Jade Owl by the boxie's own Edward C Patterson. :-) Took me long enough to get to it, but I did. ;)

Desert Rose - Good luck with Moby Dick. I listened to it earlier this year, but I don't think I could have gotten through actually reading it. ;D

Gem - Glad you are enjoying Atonement. Sorry you are not enjoying Twilight. I found them entertaining, but not great and in desperate need of better editing. I didn't find that it dragged, though. To each her own, though. ;-)

ETA (12/19): I finished listening to Hard Times by Charles Dickens a day or two ago and forgot to post it until now. OOPS! ;-)

ETA (12/20): This morning I finished listening to Lady Susan by Jane Austen, a novella of hers that I hadn't heard of before Storyteller mentioned it to me.

ETA (12/21): A little while ago I finished listening to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I figured it was appropriate this time of year. It was shorter than I realized, but still a good listen. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 23, 2008, 03:22:25 pm

Time for a new entry rather than another edit. ;-)

This morning I finished listening to A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which is the first Sherlock Holmes book. It was pretty good (but shorter than I expected). And, I was a bit baffled in the middle when I got to Part 2 and things moved from London with Holmes and Watson, etc. to the Utah desert, but it eventually came back together and made sense. ;-) For a moment I was wondering if I was listening to part of the wrong book, though. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on December 24, 2008, 05:20:32 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1425#msg1172243 date=1229399282]
This evening, I (finally!) finished reading The Jade Owl by the boxie's own Edward C Patterson. :-) Took me long enough to get to it, but I did. ;)[/quote]

^ Oops! Don't think I mentioned that I also finished Ed Patterson's "The Jade Owl" a few weeks back! (I believe my name is even somewhere in the acknowledgements, so I'd better give it a decent 'plug' haha ;))

I just loved the characters in this book, as a reader I really developed a 'bond' with them, and cared what happened to them in the end... Luckily this is not the end for for this group of intrepid travellers as there are at least a couple more volumes in the Jade Owl series yet to come. :)


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Gem - Glad you are enjoying Atonement. Sorry you are not enjoying Twilight. I found them entertaining, but not great and in desperate need of better editing. I didn't find that it dragged, though. To each her own, though. ;-)


Yes, personal taste is a funny thing... I saw the "Twilight" movie last week and had much the same reaction as I did to the book I'm afraid to say. In both book and film I really like some of the more peripheral characters (Bella's Dad, Jacob, Mike, Jessica)...
However most of the vampires leave me cold - so to speak ::) ;) especially Edward I hate to say :-[ I warmed to the character of Alice however and she has an interesting role to play.

I'm now halfway through "Atonement" and will probably finish it over the Christmas break. Normally I'd be bored to tears by a novel that moves so slowly and employs so much description, but Ian McEwan's prose is such a delight to read, that I think I'd still enjoy it even minus the intricate storyline!

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Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 26, 2008, 09:16:25 pm

Yesterday, I finished listening to The Sign of 4 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which was the second Sherlock Holmes novel.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 27, 2008, 07:41:49 am

My reading has been so slow lately! Celebrian - I think I saw a film adaptation of the Sign of Four once, it was quite good. I'm not really a Sherlock fan though. I got some good books for Christmas and am enjoying 'Brick Lane' by Monica Ali at the moment, which reminds me a bit of one of my favourites, 'White Teeth' by Zadie Smith. Really good so far.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 29, 2008, 06:00:57 pm

I just finished The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. It was very good. Cristiel once said it was her favorite book ever and I can understand why. It is quite long (nearly 1000 pages that are fairly dense with words), but also well worth it. I look forward to reading the sequel, but I have a couple of other things I need to finish first.

Mary - Part of the reason I am listening to Holmes is that the stories are fairly short and that's good while I have company. Also, my dad recently read some and that way we could discuss them. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lyla on December 30, 2008, 08:19:36 am

I read "The book thief" and I can´t wait to go on with it tonight :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on December 30, 2008, 10:43:16 am

Lyla - The Book Thief is on my To Read list but I haven't gotten to it yet. I hope to soon. Glad you are enjoying it. :)

This morning I finished The Tales of Beedle the Bard by JK Rowling. It was a fun, quick read from the world of Harry Potter and since I enjoyed those books it's not surprising that I would have liked this one. Since my son got the book for Christmas, he and I as well as both of my parents (who are visiting) have read it. ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lyla on December 31, 2008, 06:09:56 am

@Celebrian: Really? That´s great :)
It is such an interesting book...You´ll love it ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 02, 2009, 08:28:43 am

Lyla - I love the Book Thief, one of my favourites. The characters are unforgettable. I always cry though. :(

Celebrian - I finished Beedle the Bard yesterday, really enjoyed it, particularly Dumbledore's commentaries. They were pretty funny in places. JKR is, in my opinion, an absolute genius - she makes up all these backstories for the books and we never find them out until she publishes something like this. Makes me wonder just how much else she has stashed away, lol!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 02, 2009, 11:52:17 am

This morning, I finished listening to the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This was a series of 12 short stories. It was a good thing to be listening to over the holidays while I had guests and not as much listening time as usual.

Lyla and Mary - Glad you both enjoyed The Book Thief. I'll try to get to it soon, but there are so many interesting things to read and I never have enough time for everything. ;-)

Mary - Glad you enjoyed Beedle the Bard. I did too. I think JKR has done an amazing job with creating an entire world with stuff we don't know about (at least not yet). ;-) I hope there'll be more at some point, but I heard she's been working on other things too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lyla on January 04, 2009, 07:53:52 am

Celebrian- I know what you mean...for Christmas I got 2 new big books and I´m still reading The Book Thief. I guess for 2009 I´m well prepared with enough to read :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 04, 2009, 10:45:38 pm

Lyla - Well, at least you won't run out of reading material any time soon. ;-)

This evening, I finished reading Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. I'll be discussing it with my book group in a week and a half or so. It was interesting, but I'm not sure it lived up to the quotations on the covers and inside about being one of the 10 best books of the year and such. At least I didn't think it was quite that great. I learned quite a bit about life on a farm in the 1930s, though. ;-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lyla on January 05, 2009, 04:47:28 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1440#msg1173071 date=1231127138]
Lyla - Well, at least you won't run out of reading material any time soon. ;-)
[/quote]

;) True

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 05, 2009, 09:59:15 pm

This evening I finished listening to the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The last of the short stories in the collection was called The Final Problem and had Professor Moriarty. What's funny about it was that Holmes died in the Final Problem - hence the finality - but more stories were published later including two of the 4 novels. So, I moved on to the next book and there he was, alive again. ;)

ETA: Last night I finished listening to The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This one was actually the initial impetus for me to listen to Holmes stories, but I was listening in order of publication which is why I just finished it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 09, 2009, 09:00:22 am

^ That's funny about Sherlock dying, Celebrian. :P :)

The last thing I read was Kate Atkinsons' 'When Will There Be Good News?' It really wasn't the kind of thing I would have chosen for myself (it was a Christmas present) and it surprised me by being brilliant! Might go and find some of her other stuff to read. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 09, 2009, 11:26:04 am

Mary - Glad you got a pleasant surprised with that last book. :-)

I just finished listening to The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was the 4th and last of the novels. Having also listened to two of the short story collections, which were the only 2 netlibrary has as eaudiobooks, I am no calling myself done with Sherlock Holmes. They were kind of fun to listen to, but I feel ready to move on to something else now. :)

ETA: I just finished reading The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory, which is about Mary Queen of Scots. I liked it by the end but it took me a while to get into it. I'm not sure I liked it as much as most of her other books about the Tudor period, but it wasn't bad.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 15, 2009, 06:59:13 am

I finished reading 'Slumdog Millionaire' yesterday, by Vikas Swarup. Really enjoyed it - I read it last year when it was still published as 'Q&A' and I really want to see the film, which is meant to be amazing. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: DaRkgiRl on January 15, 2009, 07:21:51 pm

Scent of Darkness 1

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 19, 2009, 01:42:27 pm

This morning I (finally!) finished listening to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer based on The Canterbury Tales and Other Poems, "edited for popular perusal" by D. Laing Purves. I'd never read them and listening was interesting. I didn't quite catch everything, but I think I understood some stuff that might have been hard to "get" from reading. I found the site: http://www.gradesaver.com/the-canterbury-tales/study-guide/ which was VERY helpful so I could read (or skim) a summary of each tale with some analysis, so I knew what I had listened to. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on January 22, 2009, 08:07:35 am

I finally finished " mutant message down under by Marlo Morgan " ... It takes about 1 week.I read about 200 pages.I think,I am very slow.Have you any advice to make myself faster ?? And,I think,everybody should read this book ! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 22, 2009, 09:37:47 pm

This afternoon, I finished reading World Without End by Ken Follett. It was the sequel to Pillars of the Earth and they were both very good books. They are historical fiction set in the same town in England. The first is in the 1100s and the second in the 1300s. I definitely recommend them. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 23, 2009, 02:04:04 pm

I finished re-reading 'Everything is Illuminated' this morning, which I really enjoyed. Next I'm moving on to some art books - not much reading, but I really need to source things for my art course at school.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 23, 2009, 06:24:25 pm

I finished listening to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller this afternoon. She lived in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. It was an interesting memoir.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 25, 2009, 07:02:16 am

I finished reading 'The Book of Other People', a compilation of short stories, edited by Zadie Smith. I enjoyed some more than others, and some set my imagination going. I don't normally read short stories so it was a nice change.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 25, 2009, 03:36:10 pm

Today I finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's the next book for my book discussion group. I liked it a lot. It is told through letters between the various characters. It is written with a fairly light tone, but it discusses some sad things (it takes place in 1946, just after the end of the German occupation of Guernsey during WWII).

ETA: This evening, I finished listening to Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris which is the first in the Sookie Stackhouse series which is the basis for the TV show True Blood.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on January 28, 2009, 03:22:42 pm

I just finished "Footprints" by Margaret Fishback Powers on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. It's a book that includes the Scriptures withl reflections about God inspired by each verse of this world-famous poem.

I would recommend it to everyone.

I will start reading "Broken Strings" by Soraya, a Colombian-American singer and composer, tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, 2009. With this book, I open a new year of reading each month.



Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on January 28, 2009, 04:50:33 pm

This afternoon I finished listening to Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris, which is the second in the Sookie Stackhouse series. On to the third. . .

ETA 1/30: This morning I finished Club Dead by Charlaine Harris which is the third book in the series. I need to take a break now because for whatever reason the only book I can't get for audio download is the 4th. I got the paper version, but I have to finish the one I'm in the middle of first. Should finish that tomorrow and then continue with this series.

ETA again 1/31: Last night I finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It was very good, but sad. :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 03, 2009, 12:04:04 pm

OK, it's not quite a full week, but I didn't want to do a third ETA, so I'm doing a new post. ;D

Last night, I finished reading Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris which is the 4th in the Sookie series. I'll start listening to the 5th almost certainly tomorrow, after I finish the book I am currently listening to.

ETA: A little while ago, I finished listening to Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. It had some interesting stuff, though it was quite dry compared to the other stuff I've been listening to, so it took a little while to get focused on it.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 05, 2009, 01:29:21 pm

Sorry you've had to do so many edits there Celebrian! :-[

Glad you enjoyed (if that's the word) The Book Thief.

I've recently finished 'The Pilo Family Circus' by Will Elliot. Didn't much like it - it started off OK but then things got 'mythical'.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on February 06, 2009, 10:34:12 pm

I finished reading "Broken Strings" by Soraya on Friday, February 6, 2009.
It's a very touching story about this brave and talented Colombian songwriter. She left a legacy of courage and awareness to other women about breast cancer.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Starladear on February 07, 2009, 03:26:13 pm

I just finished a book called Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge. It is a true crime novel. very well written but will not go into details here about it as it may offend some. I know i was appalled by some of the things depicted.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 07, 2009, 09:44:13 pm

Today I finished reading Marley and Me by John Grogan (I laughed and I cried, so I guess that alone means it's a good book, right?) ;) and I finished listening to Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris. I am really enjoying the Sookie series of books. I saw in the FAQ on her website that she recognizes that there are inconsistencies (and I have noticed some), but I find the books very entertaining despite that. :)

ETA on 2/10: Last night I finished listening to All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris. That was the 7th of the Sookie books and I've started the 8th (and last so far; the next is supposed to be out in May I think). Still enjoying them. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 10, 2009, 01:06:46 pm

^ I'm glad you enjoyed Marley and Me, I read that while I was on summer holidays last year and loved it. We have a very naughty labrador too - but he's black. We're beginning to think he might never grow up either,just like Marley. :P Apparently this is made into a film which will be released soon, starring Jen Aniston?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 10, 2009, 04:24:48 pm

Yes, the movie came out around Christmas here. I saw a preview for it, but I haven't actually seen the movie. People who saw it said everyone cries at the end. :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 11, 2009, 05:21:59 am

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1455#msg1175352 date=1234301088]
Yes, the movie came out around Christmas here. I saw a preview for it, but I haven't actually seen the movie. People who saw it said everyone cries at the end. :'(
[/quote]

Really? I'm just the kind of person to cry at a film like this! It's not out here yet, but will be soon.

I've just finished a book of short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald containing 'Benjamin Button', 'Bernice Bobs Her hair' and 'A Diamond As Big As The Ritz'. I really enjoyed the first two - the last one didn't really hold my attention. I haven't seen Ben Button yet, but there doesn't seem to be enough in the story to bulk it out into a film. I gues I'll reserve judgement on that.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on February 12, 2009, 08:29:02 am

I have started reading " sleeping murder by Agatha Cristie " ... Its an interesting and exciting book really.Have anyone read it ? ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 12, 2009, 10:50:50 am

Last night I finished listening to From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris which was the 8th and last so far of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I really enjoyed them and I'm a little bummed that there won't be more until the next book comes out in May (at least I think it's May).

Skydreamer - I have never read Agatha Christie. Maybe I should sometime. . .

Mary - Interesting about the Benjamin Button story. I have neither read it nor seen the movie, but I can imagine that they could expand on it quite a bit. Some creative minds in Hollywood. ;-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on February 14, 2009, 09:33:05 am

[color=Green]Celebrian - Yes,you should read " Agatha Christie " ! ... ;)

I finished reading " sleeping murder " last evening.And I bought a new book by Agatha Christie.Its name is " At Betram's Hotel " ... I love her books.Exciting and fascinating ! I have started reading it ...[/color]

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 15, 2009, 10:25:23 am

Last night, I finished listening to My Antonia by Willa Cather.

Hey Carina! :D I listened to Walden sometime last year. Because it wasn't a narrative per se, I had a little more trouble with my mind wandering than some other audiobooks, but I'm still glad I listened to it. Matilda was funny. ;D

Skydreamer - I can't seem to get Agatha Christie on audio, so it will probably take me a while to get to them. :-\

ETA: This morning I finished listening to A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen W Hawking. I had started reading this years ago and didn't manage to get through it. Having read various science articles and listened to Einstein's biography last year, I found it much easier going this time. ;) Not exactly a light, fluffy read, though. ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 18, 2009, 12:48:24 pm

^ Wow celebrian - tough stuff! I'm not sure I'd have the patience to read anything 'scienc-y' - my mind doesn't work that way.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 21, 2009, 04:11:06 pm

Mary - Well, my hubby is a science guy, so we actually have the book in the house. I tried to read it years ago and failed to get through it, but I thought it might be easier to listen and sure enough it was. And, also my familiarity with the concepts from other reading helped a lot too.

Anyway, this morning I finished listening to Th Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith which is the first in a series about Isabel Dalhousie. Not nearly as good as the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I don't plan to listen to (or read) the rest at this point, but who knows if I'll change my mind in the future. There were a few funny bits (like the Really Terrible Orchestra). ;D

And, this afternoon, I finished reading The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I would have preferred to listen to it, but I didn't find it for download, so I worked my way through it. It was not quick, though it did get a bit easier as I went on. I liked East of Eden and probably also Of Mice and Men better, though.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 21, 2009, 06:25:02 pm

Hi Carina! :D It's so nice to see you around again. I download (most of) the audiobooks through Netlibrary because my local library has a deal with them to let patrons use their service. I have gotten some audiobooks out on cassette or CD, though. I find most of the readers on the audiobooks to be good, but I haven't loved them all. Sometimes they improve (or I get used to them) as time goes on. I like some better than others, of course.

Sorry you didn't enjoy the LOTR audio books. Storyteller (Rach) listened at least to FOTR a few months ago and she found it quite good. I wonder if you had a different reader. I know there were different readers in the US and elsewhere for the Harry Potter books, for example.

I like both reading and listening, but I do them at different times. And, some of the classics I've listened to I would never have gotten through reading, so this was much more effective. I know audiobooks don't work for everyone, but I love them. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on February 22, 2009, 01:00:55 am

I just read "A Tribute to Heath Ledger - an Illustrated Biography".

Although I am an Aussie too, like Heath, I never realised quite what an all-rounder he was until I read this bio.

For example, as a kid Heath was very talented at varioous sports and was chosen to represent his State in Hockey... he taught himself to dance by watching old Gene Kelly movies, and personally started up a dance troupe at his former school... which he left at age 16 when he chose to move from Perth to Sydney (about 5000 km away, without his family) to try and crack the big-time.

The book also discusses each of his movies and his personal life, and is illustrated with numerous colour photographs. An easy read, but it made me sad to think how much more Heath had to offer the world. :(


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 26, 2009, 05:33:02 pm

Gemstar - Looking at the woman pointing a gun right at me on your border is sort of disturbing. ;)

Yesterday, I finished What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman which is for my next book discussion. It was a good, quick read. Some sad stuff, though.

I also read a couple of short stories (one from each of 2 anthologies) that are set in the same world with some of the same characters as in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I enjoy the novels more, but it's nice to read the short stories that go with them too. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on February 27, 2009, 02:52:10 pm

I finished reading " at bethram's hotel by Agatha Christie " 3 days ago.It was again exciting.But,other one is better ! ... ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on February 27, 2009, 06:22:34 pm

I finished listening to Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy this afternoon. I thought it was good, but sad :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 28, 2009, 05:18:11 am

I'm currently reading 'The Flood' by david Maine. It's a comic retelling of Noah's Ark, and it's pretty good. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Mai_o_ya on March 01, 2009, 01:08:23 pm

I'm very lazy at reading recently :-[

but i'm trying to find the time to finish persuasion by Jean Austin !

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 01, 2009, 09:24:28 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1470#msg1176736 date=1235687582]
Gemstar - Looking at the woman pointing a gun right at me on your border is sort of disturbing. ;)
[/quote]

^ Hehe, didn't mean to scare you Celebrian, though I'm sure it's only a toy gun. ;)

Just finished reading "Busted - the 50 most overrated things in history" by Mark Juddery... and also "The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories" by James McConnachie and Robin Tudge.

The first one was pretty amusing ;D, and the second pretty amazing! :o These are actually my hubby's books, I read novels usually, but I don't mind the odd biography or non-fiction from time to time.


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on March 01, 2009, 09:42:41 pm

I finally finished Eclipse by Stephanie Mayer. :)

Now curently reading Breaking Dawn... so awesome...chapter 7 lol

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 02, 2009, 05:44:47 pm

Today I finished listening to The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith. It was amusing. ;)

ETA on 3/3: Today I finished reading Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. It was interesting, but overall not quite as good as his others books.

ETA again on 3/6: This evening, I finished listening to Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris, which is the first in the Harper Connelly series. I didn't like it as much as the Sookie books by the same author. It's more of a straight mystery and I guess I'm not that into mysteries, though I read some books that fit that genre. I also finished a re-listen to Dead Until Dark a few days ago which is the first Sookie book and I've been discussing it on a relevant board for those books. I didn't post that immediately upon completion since it was the second time through, but thought I'd mention it while I am here.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on March 07, 2009, 12:26:17 pm

" TWILIGHT " !!! ... I think,I am gonna finish it after 1-2 days.Wooowwwwww ! ... How an excellent book ! ... ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 08, 2009, 06:29:02 am

I;'ve been reading more short stories by David Sedaris, in the compilation 'Barrel Fever'. He's funny alright. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 09, 2009, 06:50:06 pm

This afternoon I finished The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. It was one of those books that I had never read but felt that I should some day and this was some day. ;-)


Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 11, 2009, 08:44:45 pm

Currently reading "Books that Changed the World" by Andrew Taylor.

It's about the 50 most influential books ever, including non-fiction works, and is an extremely interesting read IMO. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 12, 2009, 01:07:23 pm

[quote author=The Gemstar link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1485#msg1177707 date=1236818685]
Currently reading "Books that Changed the World" by Andrew Taylor.

It's about the 50 most influential books ever, including non-fiction works, and is an extremely interesting read IMO. :)
[/quote]

That does sound interesting Gem. I wonder what the 50 are? Hmmm.

Anyway, today I finished Multiple Blessings: Surviving to Thriving with Twins and Sextuplets by Jon & Kate Gosselin and Bet Carson. I identified with some things and others not so much, but definitely better them than us! ;D

Since my last post, I also finished doing a re-listen of Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse Book 2). And, I've read a few short stories by CH that take place in the same "Sookieverse."

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: jen10 on March 12, 2009, 05:59:31 pm

i read the secret life of bees! it was great. ;D 10!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on March 12, 2009, 07:33:31 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1485#msg1177728 date=1236877643]
[quote author=The Gemstar link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1485#msg1177707 date=1236818685]
Currently reading "Books that Changed the World" by Andrew Taylor.

It's about the 50 most influential books ever, including non-fiction works, and is an extremely interesting read IMO. :)
[/quote]

That does sound interesting Gem. I wonder what the 50 are? Hmmm.
[/quote]

It would take too much time and space to list them all Celebrian, but as an example the list includes:

The King James Bible... The Iliad - Homer... Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger... 1984 - George Orwell... The Second Sex - Simone De Beauvoir... Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - JK Rowling... The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud... The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx... Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen... and the list goes on.

If you're interested, it's published by: www.quercusbooks.co.uk

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 13, 2009, 07:10:53 pm

Gem - I looked it up and saw the whole list. Interesting. :) Unfortunately, my library doesn't have it. I could try through interlibrary loan, but not right now.

I did want to mention that I finished listening to Grave Surprise by Charlaine Harris which is the second in the Harper Connelly series. Once again, I guessed early on who the culprit was and thought maybe it was too obvious and there would be a different twist to implicate someone else, but there wasn't. Definitely not as good as the Sookie Stackhouse series, but I will probably give the third a try sometime soonish.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 17, 2009, 04:35:26 am

^ Sorry to hear you were a little disappointed, celebrian!

Gem - sounds an interesting read. Does your book tell you how they influenced the world, or does it just summarise them?

I recently finished rereading 'marley and Me' by John Grogan, because the film has just been released and I want to go and see it. All the way through I was drawing the similarities between Marley and my dog...and I cried at the end. :'(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 18, 2009, 06:29:31 pm

This morning I finished reading Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. it wasn't quite what I expected, but it was good. Didn't absolutely adore it or anything, but still good.

And, I hadn't mentioned it yet, but yesterday I finished listening to Club Dead by Charlaine Harris for the second time. And, read another short story by the same author.

ETA: Today I finished listening to Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris which is the third (and last so far - another comes out in October) of the Harper Connelly series. I liked this one more. I wasn't as certain who the culprit(s) were in this one as I had been in the other two.

I also read the short story "One Word Answer" by Charlaine Harris from the anthology Bite last night. It's a Sookie Stackhouse short story and the only one that has info that is relevant to the course of the story in the novels. Cleared up some things that were confusing to me earlier. :-)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 20, 2009, 01:51:16 pm

I'm most of the way through 'Eating for England' by Nigel Slater. I'm (oddly) addicted to anything to do with food - TV programmes, cookery, books - and my mum bought this so I'm reading it. it's a collection of page-long reminiscences about the food Nigel remembers from his childhood - so even though I'm too young to remember a lot of it, it's a good read. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on March 28, 2009, 06:59:21 pm

I finished listening to The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy a few days ago, but because things have been so crazy here, I hadn't mentioned it until now.

And, I also finished a reread of Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris a few days ago.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 29, 2009, 05:37:11 am

^ Hope things are OK for you Celebrian. :)

I zipped through 'Framed' by Frank Cotrell Boyce, which I read years ago and really enjoyed - I suppose it's aimed at children but it's still great. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 02, 2009, 01:46:52 pm

Thanks Mary. Things are better. At least for now. There is the possibility that things might get bad again in a week or so, but I am hopeful that the worst is over.

Last evening, I finished reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin which is for my April book discussion. I thought it was OK, but not great. Sometimes I like books more after discussing them, so we'll see how I feel about it in a couple of weeks. ;-)

I also finished listening to Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris again since I am rereading/listening to that series.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 02, 2009, 02:41:18 pm

I hope they stay OK, Celebrian. Best of luck.

Finished 'The Art of Racing In The Rain' by Garth Stein. It was described in the blurb as being told from a dog's point of view so I thought it would be quite funny, sort of like 'Marley and Me' but from a different perspective - but it was a lot darker and artier than Marley and Me, if that makes sense. Enjoyed it, it comes recommended. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on April 04, 2009, 02:31:12 pm

[quote author=*Skydreamer* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1485#msg1177492 date=1236446777]
" TWILIGHT " !!! ... I think,I am gonna finish it after 1-2 days.Wooowwwwww ! ... How an excellent book ! ... ::)
[/quote]

I finished it 1 week ago ... It has bewitched me.I wonder,this story continue another book like LOTR ? I heard something about it from my friends ... ::)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 04, 2009, 10:44:29 pm

[quote author=*Skydreamer* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1500#msg1178753 date=1238869872]
I finished it 1 week ago ... It has bewitched me.I wonder,this story continue another book like LOTR ? I heard something about it from my friends ... ::)
[/quote]

Skydreamer - Yes, there are 4 books in the Twilight series: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

Today I finished listening to Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which I never read when I was a kid, and I also finished reading The Giver by Lois Lowry which I'd heard mentioned several times and never read. It was very interesting.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 07, 2009, 05:22:05 pm

I read Anne of Green Gables in primary schol - I don't remember much about it but I remember that it was quite good. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Celebrian on April 10, 2009, 07:14:39 pm

I just (like moments ago ;D) finished listening to Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery, the sequel to Anne of Green Gables. It wasn't quite as good as the first, but I did enjoy it.

I also finished listening to Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris a few days ago - I hadn't mentioned it earlier since it was a re-listen.

And, I read the short story "Lucky" by Charlaine Harris from Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy, edited by Dana Stabenow, which also has Sookie Stackhouse and some other other characters from that series.

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Post by: LijFrodo on April 11, 2009, 03:21:32 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1500#msg1178756 date=1238899469]
[quote author=*Skydreamer* link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1500#msg1178753 date=1238869872]
I finished it 1 week ago ... It has bewitched me.I wonder,this story continue another book like LOTR ? I heard something about it from my friends ... ::)
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Skydreamer - Yes, there are 4 books in the Twilight series: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

Today I finished listening to Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which I never read when I was a kid, and I also finished reading The Giver by Lois Lowry which I'd heard mentioned several times and never read. It was very interesting.
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Thats great .... I am gonna buy all of them.I am very exciting to read them.Thanks ... ;)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on April 11, 2009, 05:02:11 pm

i read flowers in the attic it was very good now i read petals on the wind :D

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Post by: Celebrian on April 11, 2009, 08:34:13 pm

[quote author=miss sixty link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1500#msg1178925 date=1239483731]
i read flowers in the attic it was very good now i read petals on the wind :D
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I read that series when I was young and enjoyed it. Not sure I'd like it quite as much now, though. Maybe.

This morning I finished reading the novella Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris from the anthology Night's Edge. It takes place in the same "world" as the Sookie Stackhouse series, though it has different characters. The two main characters show up briefly in the 7th Sookie book. I really enjoyed it.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on April 12, 2009, 05:13:45 pm

I watched the film first have to say the book is better, the film cuts lots out of the story. Still like the film though. Don't know if I couldhave read it as a kid, might have scared me.. Enjoying Petals on the Wind now :)

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Post by: roxxy on April 15, 2009, 07:28:56 am

last book i have read is written by ken follet- whiteout and i liked it a lot

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on April 16, 2009, 02:01:13 am

finished petals on the wind was a good read :D now reading if there be thorns!

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Post by: Celebrian on April 16, 2009, 01:32:00 pm

This morning I finished listening to Anne of the Island by LM Montgomery which is the third in the Anne Shirley series. I liked this one quite a bit better than the second. :-) I had also finished listening to All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris a few days ago and hadn't mentioned it since it is another reread. Just one more in that series to go before the new one comes out. ;-)

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Post by: maryd on April 21, 2009, 01:12:17 pm

Finished re-reading 'Death and the penguin' by Andrey Kurkhov yesterday - wasn't as funny as I remembered.

To counteract the stress of school, I'm returning to Zadie Smith. :)

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Post by: Celebrian on April 22, 2009, 10:46:25 pm

I just finished reading I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. All 897 pages of it. It was good, but sad and took me a while. Earlier today, I finished listening to Anne's House of Dreams by LM Montgomery which was the 4th published (though it's 5th in chronological order) of the Anne of Green Gables series. This is the last one I can get as a downloadable audio file, so I'll see if I read any more. I hear the one that should have come before this in Anne's life is very good, so I might try to get that at some point.

And, I finished a re-listen of From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris which is the last Sookie book so far a few days ago, but hadn't mentioned it before since it's a reread. Now I'm just looking forward to the new one in a couple of weeks.

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Post by: Celebrian on April 30, 2009, 10:48:33 pm

It's been more than a week since my last post, so I'm not editing that one.

Today I finished listening to Swann’s Way, which is the first part of Remembrance of Things Past OR more appropriately titled In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. It was long and it was only the first of 7 parts. I don't plan to listen to the rest, but at least I am now familiar with the themes and style, so I feel somehow more educated. ;)

ETA on 5/1: Today I finished reading To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, which is a sci-fi time travel thing with a sense of humor. ;D I enjoyed it. I had read Doomsday Book by the same author a few years ago which uses the same time travel mechanism but is much more serious and that was good too.

ETA on 5/3: This morning I finished listening to Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. It was a kind of fun listen. ;-)

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Post by: Celebrian on May 07, 2009, 02:55:22 pm

I decided it was time for another new post. ;)

Yesterday I finished Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris which is the new Sookie Stackhouse book that came out Tuesday. I didn't intend to buy it, but it was going to take a while to get it from the library, so I gave in to temptation. ;D

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Post by: maryd on May 08, 2009, 01:52:37 pm

Sorry you had to triple post there Celebrian. I seem to have no time for reading at the moment - still getting through 'On Beauty', and I have a couple of others lined up after that.

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Post by: Celebrian on May 14, 2009, 11:37:18 am

Yesterday morning, I finished listening to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I'd read the book last summer, but it was fun to hear the Scottish accents. :-)

Then, last night, I finished reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. I was pushing through it as fast as I could because I was thinking that my book group would meet tonight, but it turns out the meeting is next week (and I'm not sure I'll make it because of another commitment :( ).

Oh, and Mary, thanks for posting in there. ;D I was beginning to wonder if people were just giving up on this thread and maybe I'll stop posting here if I'm the only one who does.

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Post by: maryd on May 14, 2009, 12:51:10 pm

Don't give up Celebrian! This is possibly one of my favourite threads on the forum - it's nice to see what everyone (ok, at the moment, just you!) is reading, and it's nice to give a little review of what I'm reading myself. :)

Started on 'White Teeth' (again). Looking forward to after my exams are over, going to the library and getting a massive pile of books to keep me going for a bit. :)

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Post by: Celebrian on May 15, 2009, 01:26:42 pm

Mary - I like this thread too and I guess it's good that we both do since it's been just you and me for a while now. ;D I can understand the desire for exams to be over too.

This morning I finished listening to Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith which is the latest in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I enjoyed it, but the problems with her beloved (and old) tiny white van make me very sad. :'( ;)

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Post by: Starladear on May 15, 2009, 02:41:20 pm

[quote author=Celebrian link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1515#msg1179216 date=1240454785]
I just finished reading I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. All 897 pages of it. It was good, but sad and took me a while. Earlier today, I finished listening to Anne's House of Dreams by LM Montgomery which was the 4th published (though it's 5th in chronological order) of the Anne of Green Gables series. This is the last one I can get as a downloadable audio file, so I'll see if I read any more. I hear the one that should have come before this in Anne's life is very good, so I might try to get that at some point.

And, I finished a re-listen of From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris which is the last Sookie book so far a few days ago, but hadn't mentioned it before since it's a reread. Now I'm just looking forward to the new one in a couple of weeks.
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lol i read all of the anne of green gables books when i was wee,
they are great!!!
i just finished listening to the audio book of My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult
and have finally (because my library does not have them all and bookstores close to home always seemed to be sold out) have started reading the Sookie Stackhouse books. lol i have been trying since last summer if you can believe it and finally got my hands on all except the newest this week in T.O!!!! YAY

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Post by: Celebrian on May 19, 2009, 12:42:30 pm

Starladear - Glad you enjoyed the Anne series. I have one more waiting for me at the library that I plan to read, but I think that may be all for me. I hope you enjoy the Sookie series. I find them a lot of fun with a good sense of humor and lots of twists and turns. I liked My Sister's Keeper too, though it was sad. :'(

This morning I finished listening to Three Men in a Boat: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Jerome K Jerome. There were lots of references to this in Connie Willis' book with part of the same name, so I decided to listen to this one and it was rather amusing.

ETA: A little while ago, I finished reading The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by AJ Jacobs. Over 2 years ago, a friend mentioned it and said it was funny and though I'd like it and I remembered about it recently so got it. It was enjoyable and at times illuminating.

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Post by: Celebrian on May 27, 2009, 11:02:15 pm

It's been over a week, so new post:
This afternoon I finished listening to Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke. I had read all the others in the series last year and this is the new one. I enjoyed it and I hope she figures out which guy to marry soon. There is one obvious choice and he's great! (And, the other tends toward annoying her a lot.)

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Post by: maryd on May 29, 2009, 02:06:18 pm

Sorry you had to edit again Celebrian. I'm still in 'White Teeth' and I have a pile to move on to - thinking of re-reading the entire Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer (technically children's books, but great fun.)

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Post by: myFrodo on May 30, 2009, 04:57:05 pm

I'm currently reading "Un mundo para Julius"(A World for Julius) by Alfredo Bryce Echenique, a Peruvian author(novelist). I stared on Wednesday May 13, 2009.

It's about a boy named Julius who comes from an upper-class family in Lima.

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Post by: Celebrian on May 31, 2009, 05:18:39 pm

This morning I finished reading Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik. I liked it and I cried at the sad parts. People from my book group said they enjoyed her other books too, so I might keep them in mind. Just a few minutes ago, I finished listening to The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton which was one of those that I've been meaning to read for a while and I finally found it as an audio download. I liked it much more than the last EW book I listened to.

Mary - You really don't need to apologize. ;) My son really enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series, but I haven't read them myself.

ETA on 6/4: This morning I finished listening to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. And, then I listened to Common Sense by Thomas Paine (which was less than 2 hours long). I've heard it mentioned in various things about the American Revolution and had never actually read it. Interesting.

ETA on 6/6: Today I finished Anne of Windy Poplars by LM Montgomery which was the 5th written, but 4th in chronological order of the Anne of Green Gables series. I'd heard this one was good, so I got it to read even though I couldn't get it on audio. I did enjoy, but not as much as the first one and I think the third.

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Post by: maryd on June 07, 2009, 09:15:49 am

Finally finished 'White Teeth' - love the ending a lot. :)

Now started on 'Artemis Fwol' by Eoin Colfer. I'd forgotten how good it was. It's really strange though to look back at the date is was published - 2003 - I mean, the date seems a lot longer ago than my memory of the book.

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Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 09, 2009, 09:40:47 am

"Lucas" - by Kevin Brooks. It's a 'young adult' novel, with slightly supernatural overtones... deep, sad, and ultimately uplifting in a strange sense.

"U2 By U2" - compiled by Neil McCormick, from interviews with the band. Massive coffee table volume... plenty of text... plenty of pix.

:)

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Post by: Celebrian on June 09, 2009, 02:14:20 pm

Last night I finished listening to Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. I know the specific chemicals she discussed are now banned (like DDT), but some of the general concepts are certainly still relevant and I've heard it mentioned so much that it was nice to listen to the original.

ETA: This morning I finished reading Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik. I enjoyed it, though I think I liked Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons better. Or maybe not. ;-)

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Post by: maryd on June 12, 2009, 07:07:15 am

Finished the first Artemis Fowl and 'The Arctic Incident', now moving on to 'The Eternity Code'. They're really fun and fast to read. :)

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Post by: Celebrian on June 12, 2009, 02:53:07 pm

This morning I finished listening to Crocodile on the Sandbank which is the first in the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. It was pretty good. So, I just started listening to the second one. They are mysteries set in the late 1800s (and maybe later the early 1900s?) about archaeologists studying ancient Egypt. I don't read a huge number of mysteries, but we'll see how I feel after another 1 or 2 in the series.

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Post by: LijFrodo on June 17, 2009, 09:09:18 am

I have read " The Lemon Tree " for 2 days.Its about friendship of a girl who is from Palestine and a boy who is from Israel ... It looks amazing and can help improving my history ! ... ;D

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Post by: maryd on June 18, 2009, 06:04:33 am

Finished 'Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code' and have now moved on to the 4th one. It's been so long since I've read them that I've forgotten the whole plot, so it's like reading them for the first time, which is nice. :)

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Post by: maryd on July 01, 2009, 10:06:05 am

It's been long enough since I was here to double-post, I hope. :)

I finished the 4th Artemis Fowl but couldn't quite face another 2 so I stopped there, but I did enjoy it.

Next up was 'The Bad Dog's Diary' by Martin Howard, which was a little disappointing - it was told from the viewpoint of a dog, and it wasn't as funny as I expected, and parts of it were repetetive.

Then I finished 'Going Under' by Ray French, which was this brilliant book about a man in Wales who buries himself in his garden as a protest against the local factory closing. It was really funny and sort of touching. I'd definately recommend that one.

Also 'The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole' by Sue Townsend, which I've read before but re-read. Great stuff.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 03, 2009, 11:35:29 am

just look at me now cant remember author was a fiction book not what i usually read but it was okay.

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Post by: maryd on July 04, 2009, 05:30:10 am

Just finished 'Seeds of Greatness' by Jon Canter which was compelling stuff - sort of dark and bitter but pretty funny, so a good read.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 08, 2009, 07:39:57 pm

the memory keepers daughter, quitea sad story

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Post by: maryd on July 09, 2009, 06:50:32 am

I'm about halfway through Kate Atkinson's 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum'. It's pretty good - I really like her style of writing - but I wish she had focused more on Ruby and less on the other characters. Still, am enjoying it. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 17, 2009, 09:30:27 am

I am reading Just Another Kid by Torey Hayden, halfway through and loving it!

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Post by: raquel19 on July 18, 2009, 10:33:03 pm

The last book I read was Geek High By Piper Banks. It was a good book bit of romance, humour and all. It was about a girl who was academically gifted with numbers. She was then put into a school called Geek High with people like her. Then the stories continues like that. If you like stories like this one.... you should read it :)

Now I am reading Pendragon and La Petite 4 :)

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Post by: teenagedirtbag89 on July 18, 2009, 11:09:10 pm

The last book I read was "Always Looking Up; Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" by Michael J. Fox..

It's the secondish part of his autobiography. I loved it. Probably cause I love him so much. But it's a good read

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on July 25, 2009, 03:59:32 pm

Now reading Twilight Children by Torey Hayden one of my faves of hers!

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Post by: raquel19 on July 25, 2009, 11:58:02 pm

I just finished the second book of Geek High..... Geek Abroad I wonder what happens during her summer with Dex! :)

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Post by: maryd on July 28, 2009, 07:28:23 am

Did a fair bit of reading on holiday...

'Behind the Scenes at the Museum' by Kate Atkinson - I loved the ending so much, it really finished the story nicely. :)

'About A Boy' and 'High Fidelity' by Nick Hornby - both re-reads, but I love anything by him, his style is really easy-to-read and funny, so enjoyed them. :)

'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' by Muriel Spark - it was ok, though nothing much happened, and I didn't particularly like any of the charcters. :P

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Post by: LijFrodo on July 28, 2009, 11:53:16 am

I am really slow in holiday.Thats shame for me ! ... :-[ I have read " Ten Little black persons by Agatha Christie " for 3 days ...

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Post by: maryd on August 04, 2009, 07:07:38 am

I just finished 'Marley and Me' by John Grogan - I've read it before but it's an old favourite, though it's impossible to read without crying at the end. :'(

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Post by: jen10 on August 04, 2009, 03:45:17 pm

i finished a summer readin book for my school called "Stuck In Neutral"...kinda sad but kinda funny. read it, it's a good read. ;D

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 08, 2009, 01:28:58 pm

reading Hidden by Cathy Glass, finished beautiful child by Torey Hayden

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Post by: raquel19 on August 12, 2009, 11:55:03 pm

I just finsihed a book called Perfect Chemistry by Simone E. I really enjoyed it, though it had many unnecessarily verbal language lol. But It was very funny. Alejandro and his pal Paco also. :P

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 13, 2009, 03:51:46 am

Abandoned - Anya Peters, very sad

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Post by: raquel19 on August 14, 2009, 10:43:53 am

I just finished reading When It Happens by Susane Colansti yesterday. It was alright.

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Post by: maryd on August 14, 2009, 10:49:10 am

I haven't updated here in a long time, so I'll just let you know that I'm struggling through the French version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I was hoping it might improve my French a bit, but it's slow-going, and I think I'm only managing to read it at all because I know the English version so well. :P

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Post by: maryd on August 25, 2009, 06:14:04 am

Sorry to double-post but I think it's been long enough. I've just finished a book called 'Cooking with Fernet Branca' by James Hamilton-Paterson - it was pretty funny and I loved the characters, so I enjoyed that. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 25, 2009, 09:41:42 am

Child C by Christopher Spry - awfully sad. Now reading The Hobbit :)

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Post by: raquel19 on August 26, 2009, 05:16:55 pm

I finsihed reading Geek Charming by Robin Palmer :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 27, 2009, 03:45:50 pm

Finished the hobbit! Now reading the little prisoner

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Post by: raquel19 on August 30, 2009, 12:03:00 pm

Finsihed reading Cindy Ella

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on August 31, 2009, 04:45:11 am

finished little prisoner and daddys prisoner. will next be reading broken

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Post by: maryd on August 31, 2009, 07:13:03 am

Even though Celebrian is away, it's nice to see this thread being kept busy! :)

My sisters and I tidied the bookshelves yesterday - sent a load of old books to Oxfam and sorted some out to keep in case we ever have children of our own. It was fun - we came across things we'd forgotten we even had. I spent this morning reading - the first two Mallory Towers books by Enid Blyton, which I must have read when I was about 8 or 9, if not younger. They're really dated but I still enjoyed them.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 02, 2009, 03:56:03 am

reading broken by shy keenan next be reading sold

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Post by: maryd on September 02, 2009, 04:16:02 am

Finished the third and fourth in the Mallory Towers series by Enid Blyton yesterday - they're really short and easy to get through - and started on the fifth one this morning. All the charcters say things like 'Golly' and 'Gosh'....it's old-fashioned but still fun. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 06, 2009, 02:52:55 pm

finished sold now nearing the end of cry myself to sleep

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Post by: maryd on September 07, 2009, 04:30:53 am

Finished the Mallory Towers series - classic. Then read 'The QI Book of General Ignorance' - full of interesting little facts nd nicely laid out. Now midway through 'The Dark Quartet' by Lynne Reid Banks - it's a biography of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Bronte and it's really fascinating. I've read it before but an interest has been rekindled in the Brontes here after watching the televised version of Wuthering Heights last week, which I loved.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 07, 2009, 07:05:06 am

finished cmts next I will read cry silent tears

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Post by: jen10 on September 07, 2009, 09:13:03 pm

Life As We Knew It...

sad, sad book about the world ending because the moon got hit by a huge rock in space...

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Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on September 08, 2009, 09:20:58 am


I've read quite a few books since last posting, though I can't remember them all off the top of my head.

Let's see, I'm currently re-reading "Hi Fidelity" by Nick Hornby - one of the funniest, most wryly observant takes on life and love-gone-wrong ever! ;D

Before that I read Tim Winton's "Breath" - a beautifully written, sometimes sobering tale of a group of young people addicted to the thrill of risk-taking (firstly with 'extreme' sports, then with other more dangerous things.)

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Post by: maryd on September 08, 2009, 10:46:06 am

Gem! Nice to see you! I love High Fidelity, but have you seen the film? I think it's quite disappointing compared to the book. :P

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 12, 2009, 08:25:35 am

finished nowhere to belong next will read cry silent tears

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Post by: maryd on September 13, 2009, 06:00:46 am

Just finished 'How To Be Good' by Nick Hornby - it took me a few chapters to get into it, maybe because it was told from a woman's POV and that threw me a bit. But when I did get into it, it was brilliant - funny and a bit dark. I still prefer 'About A Boy', but this was excellent. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 13, 2009, 07:14:18 am

finished cry silent tears next will read scarred

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Post by: maryd on September 15, 2009, 12:11:57 pm

I've just finished 'A Long Way Down' by Nick Hornby. Even though the main theme was suicide, it was hilarious. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 16, 2009, 03:20:08 am

Scarred by Sophie Andrews

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Post by: jen10 on September 16, 2009, 02:03:19 pm

The Mermaid Chair...two words: read it. :) ::) ;D

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Post by: Elijahs Impact on September 18, 2009, 04:19:47 am

The Lair by Stephen Fry. I think I shall have to read it again because it didn't seem that good as a whole book. The chapters are good on their own but the first read is a little bit confusing.

I finished it in three days.

Can't wait for the movie though.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 22, 2009, 04:32:26 am

I hate stephen fry :-X

I am reading silenced by vicky jaggers

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Post by: maryd on September 22, 2009, 07:48:13 am

^ I actually think he's really funny and intelligent, but I haven't read any of his books. Might give them a go if I see them though. :)

Finished 'The Vicarage Children' by Noel Streatfield. Sounds preachy but is actually quite good.

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Post by: Elijahs Impact on September 23, 2009, 03:19:41 am

[quote author=miss sixty link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1575#msg1182892 date=1253608346]
I hate stephen fry :-X[/quote]His writing do you mean or do you mean him in general?

Hate means to eradicate.

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 23, 2009, 04:17:04 am

Hate is too used a word, I don't like him as a person. He isn't funny either in my opinion.

Just finished Silenced by Vicky Jaggers

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on September 26, 2009, 04:50:00 am

finished nobody came by robbie garner and toni maguire

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Post by: maryd on October 04, 2009, 05:17:57 pm

It's been ages since I've posted here! My reading has slowed right down, which is sort of a shame - I just never seem to have the time any more. :( I have just finished a book for my Irish course, called Cosa Nite...quite good. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on October 06, 2009, 07:18:25 am

finished lord of the rings the other day :)

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Post by: Edna Frau on October 19, 2009, 05:30:16 am

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath.

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Post by: maryd on November 13, 2009, 02:48:01 pm

Wow, I haven't written here in over a month! :-\ I just don't seem to have the time for lots of reading any more, other than course texts and translation pieces, lol! Though I've had a long weekend and finished 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce - it's aimed at people probably younger than me but I still enjoy it, even though I've read it loads of times by now. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 01, 2009, 06:21:00 am

It's been such a long time since i last posted that I hope you'll all forgive the double-posting. :P

The last book I read was Zadie Smith's 'On Beauty'. I finished it yesterday evening - it must be about the 20th time I've read it, but it's just so relevant and evocative that I can't put it away. I know the story pretty much back to front and inside out by now but it never loses it's charm. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: redstar1 on December 14, 2009, 10:46:45 pm

The last book I've finished reading was The Pigman, which I've re-read for the 2nd time. It's such a great book, I'm hoping that one day it will be made into a film, since the rights are still floating around in the air. ;D

And the last short-story I've read was Where is Here... I think that's what it was called. Interesting story, too! ^^

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 22, 2009, 02:13:45 pm

I've finished 'Little Women' by L.M. Alcott yesterday - I still enjoyed it, but it wasn't as good as I remembered it from when I first read it years ago. It's nice to be on holiday and have some time to read again though. :)

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Post by: raquel19 on December 22, 2009, 09:59:40 pm

I just fiished reading Deadly Little Secrets by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Its a a good book. Makes you think in a way... well, I find it that way, lol.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on December 29, 2009, 06:52:29 am

I finished 'We Are All Made Of Glue' by Marina Lewycka yesterday and I loved it - it was witty, funny and deep, and a little tragic in places. Definitely one to keep close.

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Post by: LijFrodo on January 01, 2010, 08:28:59 pm

" 107 Chemistry Stories " ... My God ! It is everywhere in my life ! ... ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on January 09, 2010, 11:42:30 am

I just finished The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It must have been one of the most tear dropping endings to a book I've ever read.

The story is about a young girl called Liesel who has to move in with some foster parents in a small German town during the second world war. She meets different people and develops a habbit of stealing books while just trying to survive the war like everyone else.

The story contains sad parts, thrilling parts and fun parts. It's really a wonderful story and I recommend it to everyone.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on January 09, 2010, 11:07:30 pm

Marit- a lot of people are reading The Book Thief now-a-days, I have the book from the library but didnt got a hold to read it yet. To busy with exams soon coming up :P

Anyways, the last book I just finished is Kiss Me Kill Me by Lauren Henderson. It was okay. The ending was nothing as I expected. Its not like the fairytale everyone will like ;P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on January 12, 2010, 09:33:11 am

Marit - I'm glad you liked 'The Book Thief' - I read it for the first time years ago and I keep going back to it. Raquel - I hope you have time to read it after your exams! :)

The last book I read was 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' by Jonathan Safran Foer. His writing is so deep.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on January 16, 2010, 09:45:44 pm

Mary - thank you! Just got my music theory exam back yesterday and got 100%!! It was out of 75. Now I have 50 more marks... if I get hundred... I'll have a 99% in Music :) :P

Anyway, I just finished No Shame No Fear by Ann Turnbull. Its a fantastic novel!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on January 27, 2010, 01:32:47 pm

I just finished today, January 27, 2010 "Un mundo para Julius"(A World for Julius) by Peruvian author Alfredo Bryce Echenique. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on January 27, 2010, 04:02:11 pm

I finished this a while ago,
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. This was a truly amazing story. It almost brought tears in my eyes, but I hold it in.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on January 27, 2010, 08:08:27 pm

Congrats on your exam results Raquel! :)

I read "Twilight" a while ago, and wasn't overly impressed (as I think I posted here).

Now call me a sucker for punishment ( ::) ;) ) but I recently finished the other three books in the series, and I have to say they were... okay. That's about it.

I enjoyed the second book the most (probably because Edward was out of the picture for most of it.:-X;) ) In general I found the storyline/s slow-moving and repetitive, and characters pretty insipid.

IMHO the exceptions are Alice and Jacob. Jacob is my favourite character, probably because Meyer imbued him a personality that allows for some 'snarky' confrontational dialogue btwn him and Bella/Edward.

Without him, there wouldn't have been any dramatic tension in the books at all. Even the tension that DOES exist is lessened by the fact that we ALL KNOW who Bella will end up with, and what she'll become. There's no sense of: "OMG - what's gonna happen now??"

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on January 31, 2010, 07:51:14 am

Finished " new moon " 3 days ago.I admit,twilight is better than new moon ! ...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: redstar1 on February 02, 2010, 11:29:41 pm

I recently finished Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Sanfran Foer, and The Kite Runner with the rest of my English class. (I then rented the movie last weekend ^^)

Both books are amazing, and for some reason reminded me both of one another. :D Heh.

The Kite Runner is now one of my favorites!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on February 03, 2010, 07:17:37 am

Flowers in the attic, again. I am now reading 'my sisters keeper' by jodi picoult :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 03, 2010, 01:09:59 pm

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I am now reading 'my sisters keeper' by jodi picoult :)
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Oh, is it good? I saw half of the film at the weekend, just have to watch the last half, but I'm thinking of reading the book too.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on February 04, 2010, 03:12:30 am

good up to now, how is the film?

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 04, 2010, 05:16:34 am

^ Good - it wouldn't really be the sort of thing I'd normally choose, but I had a friend over who brought it to watch. It was really sad, though. :'(

I finished 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson yesterday, love it. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: redstar1 on February 04, 2010, 06:26:07 pm

Tales of the Frog Princess: Dragon's Kiss! I've recently finished it today... now I shall read the rest of the series! Starting with The Frog Princess, of course.

All I need now is a Borders or Barnes&Noble. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on February 05, 2010, 03:40:37 am

read the whole book an d didn't like the ending.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 05, 2010, 05:21:53 am

^ That's a shame Elizabeth.

I re-read 'What Katy Did' yesterday, by Susan Coolidge...the old ones are the best. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on February 11, 2010, 06:46:21 am

I finished " Eclipse " 4 days ago ... Now,its time for " Breaking Dawn " ! ... :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on February 12, 2010, 07:41:42 am

I had a quiet afternoon reading yesterday which was completely, wonderfully relaxing, and I finished 'On Beauty' by Zadie Smith (again!). I'm sure it's the book I've re-read the most times ever, but I just love it - it seems I always have it on the go!

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: LijFrodo on February 13, 2010, 10:14:24 am

I finished " Breaking Dawn " last night.End of twilight serie ... It made me upset.I could read fifth book also ! ... ;D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on February 14, 2010, 11:26:47 am

I finished 2/3 of Vampire Kisses by Ellen S. I finished Vampire Kisses(book 1) and Kissing Coffins(book 2). I am now currently reading the third book :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on March 01, 2010, 04:37:34 pm

I just finsihed Vampire Kisses(Vampireville) book 3. They're not the greatest books in the world, so. The seventh book is coming out shortly.
But I am most excited about picking up the Moonwalk by MichaelJackson himself. :D

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 09, 2010, 07:31:07 am

The last book I read was 'Eating For England' by Nigel Slater. It was non-fiction, which I don't usually read/enjoy, but I love this book - maybe because it's all about food and the memories it brings back. I've read it before, but I got through it really quickly this time - I wish it was twice as long.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on March 10, 2010, 05:44:24 pm

I finished this a while ago, I finished the fourth book of vampire kisses: dance with a vampire. Oh Trevor cracks me up,LOL

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on March 20, 2010, 08:27:27 pm

sorry for double posting.

I just finished Moonwalk by Michael Jackson. I really enjoyed it, it was very moving and very touchy to see how he felt about things :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 21, 2010, 06:49:44 am

Glad you liked your book Raquel. :)

I finished reading 'The Sparkling Rain' by Elizabeth O'Hara this morning - I remember reading it first when I was about 11 or 12, but it's still pretty good to go back to for something quick and easy. Not light reading by any means though - it's quite dark, for a 'young adults' book. :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on March 21, 2010, 10:55:49 am

I finished these 4 before I finished Moonwalk.
Vampire Kisses: The Coffin Club by Ellen Shrieber
-It was ok. The ending just really made me mad because I really want to know if Alexander bit her! :P

Life: Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson: The Life In The Spotlight

Best Foot Forward by Joan Bauer

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on March 30, 2010, 06:39:52 am

Sorry to double-post, but it's been a week so I think it's OK. :)

I finished 'Framed!' yesterday, which is a completely brilliant book by Frank Cotrell Boyce. It's probably aimed at younger people than me, but I love it so much that I've re-read it maybe about 6 times over the last four or five years. It really is great. And I completely love the character of Lester, he's wonderfully real.

Now re-reading 'I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on March 30, 2010, 08:00:51 am

Lovely Bones, just purchased ' The Girl in the Mirror' Cathy Glass will read that when I get it :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 01, 2010, 11:41:22 am

Finished 'I Capture the Castle' by Dodie Smith. I enjoyed it less than I remember from the first time - I think, perversely, that I'm not that fond of the narrator, Cassandra. :P

Edit - April 2nd: Just read 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Tracy Chevalier. I've read it before, and still really love it - it's such an evocative book, you can imagine everything so clearly. :)

Edit - April 5th: I've just finished 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. One of my favourite-ever books. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 11, 2010, 08:21:17 am

Just finished reading 'We Are All Made of Glue' by Marina Lewycka - it's my 2nd re-read since Christmas. I think I appreciated it more the second time around - I had a clearer sense of the characters, for some reason.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: redstar1 on April 11, 2010, 10:53:48 am

The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. ^^ I may see the movie, but I'm not so sure...

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 12, 2010, 11:23:24 am

Finished and loved 'Juliet, Naked' by Nick Hornby. In the last year or so he's become one of my favourite authors. I really enjoyed this book. Comes highly recommended from me. :)

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Post by: elizabeth coffey on April 12, 2010, 01:15:16 pm

the girl in the mirror, really good book by Cathy Glass :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on April 14, 2010, 04:31:31 am

'The To-Do List' by Mike Gaye. Honestly, I didn't enjoy it. I was tempted to put it down after the first few pages - the style just was really off-putting for me. I carried on with it though, only to find that I didn't really like any of the people in it, and that the end was disappointingly predictable. Reminded me of a very poor 'Marley and Me'. :(

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elijah fan on April 16, 2010, 07:14:21 pm

Finally finished "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen. I really enjoyed it. Infact, I'm kind of sorry to be done with it. I'll have to read it again sometime. :) Hooray for classics! lol

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on April 25, 2010, 11:47:47 am

I just finished reading How To Ruin My Teenage Life by Simone Elkeles. I really like the authors writing, it seems very real :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on May 16, 2010, 09:43:47 am

Second Skin by Jessica (something ) :P

It was sort of girlie to me, but it was a good message I suppose :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on May 17, 2010, 05:28:19 pm

It's been ages since I posted here, but I never seem to have any time to read when I'm at uni. :( I did finish 'White Teeth' by Zadie Smith the other day though - I've read it so many times now that I know it inside-out. But I still love it. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on May 18, 2010, 03:42:12 am

Reading mummys witness by gayle sanders is really sad should be finished soon

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: tiram90 on May 30, 2010, 10:37:23 am

I just finished a short story collection by Anna Gavalda. I love her and her way of telling stories! :D

(Oh my God! Post number 13000 in the book section!)

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Post by: redstar1 on May 30, 2010, 05:55:17 pm

I recently finished Stephen King's Cujo yesterday. Terrifying, distress, everything was.. pretty intense, if you ask me.

Next I hope to get my hands on Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 02, 2010, 09:24:52 am

Finally finished 'We Bought A Zoo' by Ben Mee. It was pretty good, I did enjoy it - sort of in the same vein as 'Marley and Me' but not quite as good. Likeable though. :)

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Post by: maryd on June 09, 2010, 03:58:18 am

Forgive the double post - it's been a week so I guess it's OK. :)

Finished 'How To Be Good' and 'About A Boy' by Nick Hornby over the weekend - I've read both before, but they're so great to come back to. I love NH - his style is just so easy to get caught up in, it's hard to put his books down. :)

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Post by: redstar1 on June 12, 2010, 11:16:36 pm

Nightlight - A parody.

(based on Twilight; funny stuff!)

Only took me a day to read. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 14, 2010, 04:55:17 am

Allie - I quite enjoy parodies too! Haven't heard of that one, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for it. :)

Finished 'Juliet, Naked' by Nick Hornby (I'm re-reading all his novels now I'm on my holidays) and really loved it, again. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on June 23, 2010, 08:50:00 pm

The last book I read was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It was an intense story. It kind of made me mad, also, though i never have that feeling :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on June 24, 2010, 05:36:27 am

Since Saturday, I've read the first four Harry Potter books. It's been ages since I read them and I'd forgotten just what a brilliant read they are. I'm enjoying them so much that I can't put them down. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on June 27, 2010, 09:35:51 am

Just read "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold AND saw the movie adaptation.

IMO they were equally good. Not great tho.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on June 27, 2010, 05:34:09 pm

[quote author=The Gemstar link=board=17;threadid=25983;start=1635#msg1195332 date=1277645751]
Just read "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold AND saw the movie adaptation.

IMO they were equally good. Not great tho.
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I read the book before I watched the movie and after and I love both - but esp the movie - awesome :)

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Post by: raquel19 on June 28, 2010, 10:19:56 am

I finished reading Saving Rafael by Leslie Wilson yesterday. I though the story itself was good, but the writing style needed a bit work :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 03, 2010, 08:45:14 am

Finished the whole Harry Potter series (I'd forgotten how brilliant they are) and also 'High Fidelity' by Nick Hornby (I've read that loads of times, but it's still great). Now I'm stuck for something else to read! :P

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on July 08, 2010, 10:58:07 pm

I finished How To Ruin A Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles a while ago during summer vacation. I realy enjoyed it, but I like the second book of the series better from the three books ;p

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 09, 2010, 05:43:42 am

Finished re-reading 'Two Caravans' by Marina Lewycka (great stuff, I really recommend it). Also 'Charmed Life' by Diana Wynne Jones - I read the whole series when I was about 11 and it's so good to go back and read them again! :D

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Post by: raquel19 on July 17, 2010, 04:28:26 pm

I have finished Immortal by Gillian Shields this morning. It was a good read. Enjoyed the plot and characters. Well written :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on July 18, 2010, 06:10:03 am

Finished and enjoyed 'Miss Chopsticks' by Xinran. It's about three sisters in China who leave their little village to find work in a big city. It was really interesting to read about what Chinese society is like nowadays, but as well as that it was a good storyline and the characters were well-developed. :)

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Post by: kelsh on August 02, 2010, 01:14:57 am

I just finished The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow, it was a very sad but good book.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on August 22, 2010, 10:37:37 pm

The book I re-read was Perfect Chemsitry by Simone Elkeles! My friend had it and I was dying to read it again! So, she let me borrow it and I have read it again :) :D What a wonderful read

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 02, 2010, 11:38:31 am

I'm managing to find time to read even now I'm back at uni, which is nice. The last book I read was 'High Fidelity' by Nick Hornby - brilliant, I can't recommend Nick Hornby enough. :)

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Post by: raquel19 on October 13, 2010, 09:40:51 pm

The last book I've read was Before I Die by Jenny Donham? I;m not sure of her last name.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: maryd on October 23, 2010, 07:28:08 am

Just finished 'Juliet, Naked' by Nick Hornby. It's such a great read - it's about dead-end relationships, hopelessness and new beginnings, and it's actually really funny, even though it probably doesn't sound like it from my description. :P I've also been reading a lot of cookbooks lately, which is fun. :)

I think I'm going to go book-shopping later, because I keep re-reading the same things over and over and I'm in need of something new.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on November 04, 2010, 05:38:20 pm

I finished Stolen by Lucy Christopher just recently. It was a fantastic read. One of characters is named Ty a.k.a Tyler that I hated, but loved. You'll understand if you read this book! :P

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Post by: maryd on November 10, 2010, 03:54:10 pm

I finished 'Emotionally Weird' by Kate Atkinson this morning. Bob, one of the main characters, was brilliant. The ending tied everything up amazingly perfectly. :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: raquel19 on December 22, 2010, 07:52:26 pm

I read Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick a while back, but I only had the chance to finish it two days ago. It was really good! I also finished a book called Impossible by Nancy Werlin. A really great, great read. Te storyline, the writing it was great. I recommend it! :)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: Lanta the Gemstar on January 05, 2011, 07:38:04 am

Just finished reading Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim.

The subject matter is rather dark... including child abuse, male prostitution and supposed alien abduction :o ??? Despite this, I didn't find the book heavy going at all.

Mysterious Skin was adapted to a film (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt) a few years back, but I'm yet to see it.

Prior to this, I read Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite.

It's a vampire novel and definitely NOT for the faint hearted! Believe me when I say there's not an ounce of Twilight-esque romance in this book. :P

On the other hand, if you're into macabre, modern Southern Gothic gore-fests featuring sulky punk anti-heroes and copious alt-rock references, then by all means check it out ;)

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elizabeth coffey on March 14, 2011, 03:55:17 pm

Sounds interesting Gem. I just read 'Last seen wearing trainers' a teenage book about a girl that runs away from home to get back at her mom but it has a twist - author Rosie Rush :) I sm now reading a True Crime book called But I Trusted You by Ann Rule - cool read! 8)

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Post by: myFrodo on April 28, 2011, 05:44:58 pm

I just finished on Monday, April 25, 2011,"In her Shoes" by Jennifer Weiner .

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: elijah fan on May 12, 2011, 08:28:52 pm

"Plague of Doves" by Louise Erdrich. It's for a literature of American minorities class I'm in. It was pretty good overall (: Really interesting.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on December 21, 2011, 02:10:06 am

I started and finished reading "I am Nujood, Age 10 and divorced" by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui on Thursday, November 4, 2011.

It's about the struggle and triumph of a young girl after her innocence was robbed.

Title: Re:What's the last book you read?
Post by: myFrodo on March 28, 2012, 11:41:06 pm

I just finished reading "The Zahir" by Paulo Coelho, today Wednesday, March 28, 2012.


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