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sqfran 06-06-2009 04:12 AM

Books? What are books? The latest "book" I read was an ebook online. Does Readers' Digest count? Don't have time for a complete paper book. I get most of my info online or in magazines. Don't have time for a long continuing saga these days.

Ileana 06-06-2009 09:44 AM

Just read "The Boy in The Stripped Pajamas" by John Boyle.

crazykat 06-06-2009 01:04 PM

I have just started reading 'Someboy Else's Kids' by Torey Hayden

~sammy~ 06-06-2009 10:32 PM

im currently reading 'the bell jar' by sylvia plath.

seekinghelp2 06-06-2009 10:36 PM

i read the bell jar its brilliant.
i just finished on the road by jack kerouac and the rum diary by hunter s thompson

zowie 06-06-2009 10:47 PM

Going through the Vampire Chronicles (Anne Rice) again. Best books ever!

silverfaerychild 08-06-2009 04:02 AM

The harp of the grey rose by Charles De Lint

linder surprise 08-06-2009 02:01 PM

i finished james frey - my friend leonard, liked it alot.
now i am reading melvin burgess - junk, just because.

mesmerized. 08-06-2009 05:03 PM

Just finished 'The Memory Keeper's Daughter' by Kim Edwards. It was quite good.
Just started 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Love it so far.

starnight 08-06-2009 05:38 PM

Hunted by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Too Shy 09-06-2009 05:47 AM

I am reading Beaver Towers. :D

Spoons 09-06-2009 06:34 PM

all families are psychotic- douglas coupland

HopeRises 09-06-2009 10:15 PM

Just started 'overheard in a dream' By Torey Hayden. I'm still not in a 'reading mood' though so I doubt I'll finish it.

mesmerized. 10-06-2009 12:49 AM

'The Great Gatsby' was amazing. Best book I've read in a long time, actually.
Now I'm reading 'Carry Me Down' by M.J. Hyland. It's about a boy who can always tell if people are lying, and his messed up family. It doesn't sound that great, and I just picked it up in the library for something to read, but it's actually surprisingly good.

Amaryllis 10-06-2009 12:58 AM

I'm reading Artemisia by Alexandra Lapierre. It's pretty good, picked it up on a whim.

samshine 10-06-2009 01:41 AM

I just read 'Remember Me' by Sophie Kinsella, I read it in a day but it was an enjoyable read about a woman with amnesia that can't remember the last 3 years of her life.

Devil Girl 10-06-2009 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mesmerized. (Post 1675018)
'The Great Gatsby' was amazing. Best book I've read in a long time, actually.

I read The Great Gatsby for higher English and so glad I did! Might re-read it soon!

mesmerized. 10-06-2009 02:27 PM

^Lucky you! We did awful books for Higher English. >< You should definitely re-read it :)

'Carry Me Down' was good, I enjoyed it. Now I'm going to read 'Decline and Fall' by Evelyn Waugh. I think.

Stellata 10-06-2009 04:56 PM

"Carry me down" is very good. I read it recently, too.

I'm currently reading "Change of heart" by Jodi Picoult.
Before that I read "The Drowning Girl" by Margeret Leroy, and before that "Secrets" by Freya North.

whirlpools 10-06-2009 05:00 PM

Carry Me Down was really disturbing.

i love Torey Hayden, i think she's my favourite author of that type of book.

mesmerized. 10-06-2009 05:33 PM

It was. But still good.

I decided to read 'The Mephisto Club' by Tess Gerritsen. I normally don't like crime books, but I'm slightly addicted to hers. 'Decline and Fall' is definitely next, though.

Katiee 11-06-2009 01:18 PM

Haha, if you want me to be honest I hate books! :tongue2:

mesmerized. 11-06-2009 05:07 PM

Lol, fair enough. I love books <3

'The Mephisto Club' was good. Icky, and totally ridiculous, but a good story. Now I'm reading Aeschylus' 'Oresteia'. I'll probably start reading 'Decline and Fall' as well, though.

accidents 11-06-2009 08:21 PM

I'm reading Scarred by Sophie Andrews just now.
Have just finished A Lion among men and Confessions of an ugly stepsister both by Gregory Maguire (he wrote Wicked) I love the Wicked series, and his other books too!

Benji 12-06-2009 03:49 PM

JTHM Director's Cut.

And the Amory Wars

sherlock holmes 12-06-2009 07:27 PM

The Perks of being a Wallflower.

PrincessVegeta_x 13-06-2009 01:20 AM

Dark Calling by Darren Shan... again.

charlieglasgow 13-06-2009 02:59 PM

i've abandoned on the road. i dont know i just lost interest or something. and i finished reading the post office. good book. and now i'm reading south of no north, by bukowski.

Benji 13-06-2009 04:09 PM

Now i'm reading Squee!

I'm a bit obsessed with Jhonen Vasquez...

TheCon 13-06-2009 10:34 PM

Reading The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. It is really addictive. Loving it.

Dreaming. 14-06-2009 10:17 AM

I'm really, really struggling with The Poisonwood Bible.
Argh.

Does anybody have any good books they can recommend?

The War Doctor 14-06-2009 10:27 AM

Last read: False Gods by Graham McNeill... it was okay.
Currently reading: Galaxy In Flames by Ben Counter. Not great.
Next on the list: Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard.

The War Doctor 14-06-2009 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 1685230)
I'm really, really struggling with The Poisonwood Bible.
Argh.

Does anybody have any good books they can recommend?

Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau (beware, it is very violent, very bloody, very graphic and generally disturbing fare, but a classic) or The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima.

one_step_closer 14-06-2009 04:24 PM

Finally finished The Sunflower Forest - Torey Hayden, it's taking me so long to read books these days.

Now reading Insomnia - Stephen King.

mesmerized. 14-06-2009 11:40 PM

I can't get into 'Decline and Fall'. I just, don't find it at all entertaining.
I read 'A Tale of Two Sisters' by Anna Maxted instead. Absolute trash, but I can't be bothered reading anything better right now, haha. And I like her books.

Urethra Franklin 15-06-2009 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Everybody's Grudge (Post 1685249)
Last read: False Gods by Graham McNeill... it was okay.
Currently reading: Galaxy In Flames by Ben Counter. Not great.
Next on the list: Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard.

Try Fulgrim, by Graham McNeill. Much better, but has themes of mental illness and self harm in it, so be warned!

Just finished reading Let The Right One In, by John Ajivide Lindqvist. A vampire story, and super disturbing. Quite a trigger for sexual abuse.

Spoons 15-06-2009 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 1685230)
I'm really, really struggling with The Poisonwood Bible.
Argh.

Does anybody have any good books they can recommend?

Jo, try a book by haruki murakami i think you will like him.

Dreaming. 17-06-2009 10:57 AM

Thank you for the suggestions :)

Vivica 17-06-2009 02:02 PM

Ok it's been a couple of months since I wrote what I've been reading
So since last time I have read Angels and Demons- Dan Brown, Kathy Reichs novels [11] (got them in two box sets for basically $5AUS a book), and The Sorceress by Michael Scott.

Spoons 17-06-2009 05:16 PM

friend of the devil- peter robinson

TheCon 17-06-2009 07:22 PM

Thérèse Desqueyroux :)

ThinkingofRecovery 17-06-2009 08:13 PM

Just started Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - not sure exact title but you get the gist

Spoons 17-06-2009 09:01 PM

^^^^ i bought that, it was in my waterstones 2 for 3, havent read it yet.
i have bought like 25 books in the last 3 weeks, i got a bit carried away.
i guess im going to be spending my summer reading them all.

ThinkingofRecovery 18-06-2009 03:33 PM

I go through book buying spells aswell. I have a few on my "to read" pile. Only just started the zombie book - just a few chapters in.

MoNo 18-06-2009 04:03 PM

The Name of the Wind.

I read it last year, but needed to relive the awesomeness.

one_step_closer 19-06-2009 10:31 AM

Staying Sane - Dr Raj Persuad

Still also reading Insomnia - Stephen King.

Breifly_Tragic </3 19-06-2009 10:57 AM

I'm reading Heath by Janet Fife-Yeomans
Heath Ledger biography because i lovedd him ♥

linder surprise 19-06-2009 11:15 AM

bret easton ellis - rules of attraction.
but i'm almost finished.

gypsyroselee 19-06-2009 12:10 PM

kill your friends - john niven.

was reading glamorama by bret easton ellis but think i will try it again at another point because i wasn't really into it.

whirlpools 19-06-2009 01:18 PM

i'm going to start reading The Shining. lol. i'm a bit scared.


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