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one_step_closer 24-09-2010 02:42 PM

^^ I think i'm on chapter 17.

lozza 24-09-2010 08:39 PM

oh ok further than me... if I was to be honest though I can really relate to the grandad being so ill... my own grandpa passed away 2 yrs ago in a similar way although he was in the hospital when it happened but he kept fighting for much longer than expected:) I miss him
...but maybe thats why I like it so much?

I hope you get into it soon though, it really is a good book I think

wolfy 24-09-2010 10:53 PM

I just finished The Philosopher and the Wolf. 'Tis probably one of my new favorite books of all time.
Next: Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson. Not sure how much I'm looking forward to that one.

Goldenbird 25-09-2010 10:34 PM

I've just started "Angry White Pyjamas" a book about a guy who trains Aikido for a year with the Tokyo riot police. It's really good, especially if you know anything about Aikido!

Laura2.0 25-09-2010 10:53 PM

Im reading 'the men who stare at goats'.

BeautyFiend 26-09-2010 12:40 AM

Just finished reading Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.
It took me a really long time cause I haven't had the time, but thats nothing to do with the quality of it. And it is quality. A brilliant book.

I'm reading The Fall by Guillermo del Toro. Read The Strain last year and have been waiting and waiting for this sequel! Love his movies and almost wee'd in excitement when I found out he was releasing a book.
The Strain is brilliant, and The Fall is equally as brilliant.
Quality horror/thriller/suspense books.

Dan 26-09-2010 12:54 AM

The girl with the dragon tattoo

Wasted - Mark Johnson

A million little pieces - James Frey

The Ladykiller - Martina Cole

Jigsaw man - Paul Britton

plus many more.

Sentient Treacle 26-09-2010 05:42 AM


Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 2497453)
A CLockwork Orange is on my 'to read' pile.

You have a very big reading list. Saying that so do I so, but yeah I'd recommend it, if just for the way Burgess has basically created a hybrid language just for the book.

And I need to read the Stephen Fry Chronicles. I loved Moab is my washpot.

one_step_closer 27-09-2010 04:36 PM

Yes, I do have a huge to read list! I have piles of books everywhere.

I'm now reading Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult and The Dialectical Behavior Skills Workbook.

MissM 28-09-2010 12:38 AM

The last book I finished was The Fry Chronicles, Stephen Fry, which I enjoyed and read quickly, which is rare for me nowadays. (and which i see from above is popular)

I will be going back to Notes From An Exhibition, by Patrick Gale, which I was reading before Stephen interrupted. I was enjoying it, but might start it again, to get back into it - I hadn't got very far.

Fry 29-09-2010 04:58 PM

I'm reading The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

and The Russian Revolution by Anthony Wood.

Dreaming. 29-09-2010 05:38 PM

Can't remember if I've said: Finished reading American Psycho (now watching the film, haha) and now reading Wild Swans.

sweepingly 29-09-2010 06:11 PM

Pyramids by Terry Pratchett and Good Omens for the 485743895743958th time.

Mademoiselle Lola. 29-09-2010 06:18 PM

I'm reading history coursework.Interesting,I kwow.

lozza 29-09-2010 11:12 PM

just finished reading "girl in the mirror" by cathy glass - loved it

now reading "beautiful malice' by rebecca james - so far I like it

wolfy 29-09-2010 11:16 PM

Lost Souls by Lisa Jackson is turning out to be a bit predictable and redundant.. not enough to stop reading it, but additionally I'm going to begin with The Sight by David Clement-Davies today.

Fry 01-10-2010 10:04 AM

Now reading War & Peace, Leo Tolstoy


Poetry: How to Get Published and How to Get Paid.

wolfy 02-10-2010 03:10 AM

Finished Lost Souls yesterday, and would not recommend it. It really came down to a "goth vampire cult" at the source of the murders? Really? Way to be completely lacking in imagination, Lisa Jackson.

Only a chapter in The Sight by David Clement-Davies and it's going a bit better. The pace is slowed down by the made-up wolf lingo, though.. I really don't think it's necessary for the purpose of this story for the personified wolves to refer to themselves as 'vargs' and have other made-up words for the Alpha positions and such. It only makes the reader lag through the dialogue.
Otherwise, I think it promises to be a far more interesting story than the last few novels I've read.

makedamnsure 03-10-2010 05:14 PM

I've read the Sight and got annoyed for the same reason as you. Why not just say Alpha male, alpha female etc. Also I don't really like stories where animals are over personified (except Watership Down).

I'm reading Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke. Its good. Harry Potter for "grown ups".

Athiri 04-10-2010 10:55 AM

Finished Anna Karenina last week... It was pretty epic. Very glad I read it. The intertwining themes and plots are something I aspire to be able to write.. But never will :P
Reading Cancer Ward now. Unsurprisingly its pretty depressing, but still wonderful.

wolfy 04-10-2010 11:29 AM


Originally Posted by makedamnsure (Post 2515824)
I've read the Sight and got annoyed for the same reason as you. Why not just say Alpha male, alpha female etc. Also I don't really like stories where animals are over personified (except Watership Down).

Exactly, it's a bit over the top and definitely unnecessary..
For the most part I don't like stories with overly personified animals either.. the wolves in this novel are definitely more like furry forest dwelling people than actual wolves, no doubt. (Though I'm trying to overlook it in case a good story is to be had despite that)

It's a shame because I think that animals can most definitely be portrayed in a story, even containing dialogue with other animals, while still being true to the way the animal actually thinks/behaves.

Zedebee 04-10-2010 12:02 PM

Just finished 'The Book of tomorrow' by Cecelia Ahern

Hobbes 04-10-2010 02:19 PM

I'm reading Stephen King's 'It' and I just finished 'Brave New World'.

Serenade 05-10-2010 02:38 PM

IT is a fantastic book.

Pretty much finished Bradbury's 'The Martian Chronicles', fascinating collection of short stories, great sense of irony too.

Mademoiselle Lola. 05-10-2010 04:58 PM

I'm reading Princess Diary.I know it's for kids and such,but i liked the film & i love innocent books.

I liked too It by S King.

Sefka 07-10-2010 03:03 PM

I've just finished Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneiger (?) - the same person who wrote The Time Traveller's Wife.
I really liked it - easy to relate to and easy to pick up again. But my feelings about it might be slightly influenced by the fact that I'm supposed to be reading up on second language acquisition theory for an exam next month and ANYTHING would look good in comparison to that :p

Laura2.0 08-10-2010 11:26 PM

finished Cut, forgot the author though.
reading: Finger Lickin' Fifteen' by Janet Evanovich

chinahorse 08-10-2010 11:47 PM

^I really liked Notes From An Exhibition but was being incredibly dense and was at the last page before I realised quite a vital thing lol.

I'm currently reading A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. For the 12th time, so yeah it could be classed as my favourite book! :P The writing style is a little hard to get into at first though.

Scrabble. 09-10-2010 12:10 AM

Im not reading anything. ]:


HopeRises 09-10-2010 10:22 PM

I finished Kathy Reich's 'Deadly Decisions' I really enjoyed it. Didn't know I was into 'crime fiction'

Tonight I'm going to start Earnest Hemingway- The old man and the sea.

TheShade1989 10-10-2010 07:14 AM

I am reading The Roadside Cross by Jeffery Deaver. It's the 3rd time I read it and I LOVE it. Talented dude. Still waiting on the next book in that series...be a year or two though.

You! Me! Dancing! 11-10-2010 08:02 PM

I've just started Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk after being recommended it by several people - can barely put it down!

Kiss Me Furfrog 11-10-2010 08:12 PM

Your heart belongs to me by Dean Koontz.

lozza 15-10-2010 09:23 AM

Just finished reading beautiful malice by rebecca james which I really liked but found it annoying how it went from past to present with no warning at all but it was a good read all the same

I am now reading a million peices by james frey which was reccomended to me by -unself- and so far I really like it:)

HopeRises 15-10-2010 11:36 AM

Finished reading: The old man and the sea- Earnest Hemingway. I really enjoyed it- which suprised me.

Now going to read: I heart paris- Lindsey Kleck.

Mademoiselle Lola. 16-10-2010 04:04 PM

I'm reading Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman.I love it so far.

crazykat 16-10-2010 04:13 PM

Not Alone by Jenny Tomlin

samshine 17-10-2010 01:44 AM

Keeping Faith - Jodi Picoult

one_step_closer 17-10-2010 05:47 PM

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards.

Loaned to me by someone from the crisis team who seems to think that everyone should take up drawing!

Also still reading Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook.

GlitterTrashDoll 18-10-2010 08:30 PM

I recenetly bought Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.
Aswell as Russell Brand's Booky Wook 2 & Michael McIntyre's Live and Laughing.

I'm unsure which to start first.

nowhereman 18-10-2010 11:46 PM

Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose, I've read a few of hers lately, they're all good if you like murder books.

one_step_closer 19-10-2010 07:09 PM

Thin - Grace Bowman.

Dreaming. 19-10-2010 09:20 PM

Almost finished Wild Swans - which is an absolutely breathtaking book - and choosing between Lolita, The God Delusion or A Winter in Madrid next.

The One Who 19-10-2010 09:34 PM

We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver. It was a bit emotionally trashy and quite predictable. Good enough to read on a train journey though.

Divided Kingdom - Rupert Thomson. Basically, the UK has been split into four different countries with the population being Rearranged based on their personalities in order to avoid dangerous psychological mixing/contamination. The story follows one guy through his life. It was a good premise, but just didn't quite hit it.

nowhereman 20-10-2010 12:12 AM

I've just started another Karen Rose, You Can't Hide.

Sentient Treacle 20-10-2010 02:31 AM


Originally Posted by cryptOrchid (Post 2531757)
I'm reading Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman.I love it so far.

Oh god I love this book.

I'm reading Regeneration by Pat Barker.

Asura 21-10-2010 05:43 PM

About a third of the way through Justine by Marquis de Sade. It's so twisted! x_x (We get the word sadism from de Sade if that means anything..)

[Desolation.] 21-10-2010 05:49 PM

Scarred by Sophie Andrews

Laura2.0 21-10-2010 07:48 PM

finished Finger Lickin' Fifteen' by Janet Evanovich
now reading a german book: 'Das Jahr des Hasen', a guy from Finnland wrote it (I think).

MyShadow 23-10-2010 11:32 AM

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, last part of the Hungergames... :(

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