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SugarKane 09-06-2007 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Sofie (Post 46629)
The last book I read (finished last Saturday) was Sandra Gregory's Foget You Had A Daughter

oooh is that the one about the girl who gets imprisoned in Thailand or something? Read it a while ago, was good

Psiren 09-06-2007 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DravenStar (Post 44380)
I'm reading Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice at the moment

Anne Rice books ftw. <3
That just reminded me I need to dig out all my Vampire Chronicles books for the summer holidays :-D

Hannah_x 09-06-2007 10:38 PM

I'm reading The Stand by Stephen King for like the fourth time.
It's ridiculously long but God it's worth the read.

My favourite book of all time is It by Stephen King, which again is ridiculously long but worth it.

I have a thing about long books, more than 1000 pages and I'm sold.

x

Missy_Mali 09-06-2007 10:38 PM

I'm reading Every Dead Thing by John Connolly at the mo'. 'Tis rather good, but I've still got 3/4 to go :P

whispers 09-06-2007 10:40 PM

Same as before, but I've also started Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. :)

CoffinNail 10-06-2007 01:25 PM

The last book I finished was The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler. It's about young women that became pregnant and were sent away to unwed mother's homes during 1947-1973. What they went through before, during and after they surrendered their child. It's a very enlightening book on the subject. It really enables you to see the situation from the mother's point of view.

I'm currently reading Crank by Ellen Hopkins. This one is about a girl named Kristina. She's pretty much a good girl gone "bad". She lives with her mom & step-dad in a nice neighborhood, has good friends, gets good grades, etc. Then the summer before her junior year of high school, she starts have problems w/ her mom. So she decides to get in contact with her deadbeat dad, and later moves in with him. There she meets a guy, her first love, who introduces her to crank aka "the monster"........
You have to read it to find out the rest!

camybaby 10-06-2007 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Hannah_x (Post 49967)
I'm reading The Stand by Stephen King for like the fourth time.
It's ridiculously long but God it's worth the read.

My favourite book of all time is It by Stephen King, which again is ridiculously long but worth it.

I have a thing about long books, more than 1000 pages and I'm sold.

x

i liked It, apart from the book is unnecisarily long, i pretend the protagonist wasnt a writer and I pretend the unrealistic orgy never happened. Its a good book though.

Currently reading Dante's Divine Comedy.

Ileana 10-06-2007 09:43 PM

I just read "Lullaby" by Chuck P. and am now reading Milton's "Paradise lost" and "House of leaves" both are amazing, so far.

TheSuffererComplex 10-06-2007 09:54 PM

I'm reading 1408 by Stephen King.

I just finished The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King. Great stuff

New Slang 10-06-2007 09:55 PM

^^ I'm reading Paradise Lost by Milton as well.
It's a bit of a joke to be honest, takes me about 7 minutes per page :|

I'm also reading Post Office by Bukowski. It's really good.

rainbow.love 10-06-2007 09:58 PM

im reading twilight by stephenie meyer...oh my goodness it is amazing.

Pale Enchantress 11-06-2007 11:15 PM

Young British Slacker by Andrew Osmond

Weird and not what I expected, but not bad so far nonetheless. I thought it was about urban exploration, and I guess you could consider it that if you include exploring your work place.

~Lizzie~ 11-06-2007 11:45 PM

I just finished reading Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk. He is my favorite author now. So amazing!! Now I'm starting Different Seasons by Stephen King.

*Scarlett* 12-06-2007 12:59 AM

The tenth circle by jodi picoult. It's taking me forever. It's ok though.

Useless Information 101 12-06-2007 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by lfish2489 (Post 57880)
I just finished reading Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk. He is my favorite author now. So amazing!! Now I'm starting Different Seasons by Stephen King.

Those are basically my two favorite authors haha. I loved Invisible Monsters that is one of my favorites.


Right so I gave up on 1984 pretty much and am now going to start on "But Inside Im Screaming" by Elizabeth Flock.

tearsinheaven 12-06-2007 03:50 AM

I'm reading Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix. I decided to read all the HP books in anticipation of the seventh book coming out next month.

I rock.

shmesh 12-06-2007 04:10 AM

Im reading Scar tissue by Anthony Kiedis i hope i spelt that right, its a biography about the lead singer from Red Hot Chilli peppers Pretty good read

plastic rose 12-06-2007 04:37 AM

Technically its not a book (well not a novel anyway), but rather an epic poem, but I, like two other people in this thread, am reading "Paradise Lost" by John Milton. Personally, I absoloutely LOVE it, it's amazing!!! The language is gorgeous and the imagery is incredible, it's honestly a joy to read. It's a slow read because it's a poem, and really for best effect should be read aloud, but it's well worth it, absoloutely brilliant.

nowhereman 15-06-2007 12:30 AM

Just finished reading Emma and I by Sheila Hocken, it's about a woman and her guide dog. It was one of my favourite books when I was younger so I had to read it again.

TheBobfather1986 15-06-2007 01:25 AM

I'm reading David Hume's 'An Inquiry into Human Understanding', Nietzsche's 'Beyond Good and Evil', Victim: The Secret Tapes of Marilyn Monroe and Inside Little Britain.

ontheverge 15-06-2007 07:15 AM

I'm reading Middlesex. It's Oprah's book club book. So far it's really really good. It took me awhile to get into it though.

missm47 15-06-2007 07:54 AM

I have just finished the 1 to 12 of the Plum series by Janet Evanovitch. Can't wait for 13!!! love those books!

Emma!

amaurosis 15-06-2007 09:20 AM

I spent all yesterday reading The dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst from cover to cover. It's one of the best books I've read tbh. Absolutely devestating, beautiful and sincere. It's the kind of book you want to start over as soon as you've put it down.

Spoons 15-06-2007 10:08 AM

I'm reading the Dice man by Luke Rhinehart. Struggling to finish it, living by the dice is an interesting idea, but it is far too long and repetitive. If it was half the size it would be much better.

J.K 18-06-2007 01:28 AM

I'm in the middle of Choke by Chuck Palahniuk and am really enjoy it. Its the second book I've read by him and each one gets better and better.

~invisible~girl~ 18-06-2007 02:13 AM

I'm reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontŰ. I absolutely love it, although I'm furious with the main character at the moment.

Mirabelle 18-06-2007 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by J.K (Post 79844)
I'm in the middle of Choke by Chuck Palahniuk and am really enjoy it. Its the second book I've read by him and each one gets better and better.

love Palahniuk.


Right now I'm reading:

Anna Gavalda - Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part
Jeffrey Eugenides - the virgin suicides
Ovid - Metamorphoses
Bernad-Henri LÚvy - American Vertigo
Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

Yes I know, I can't stick to just one book :ermm:

DrunkenButterfly 18-06-2007 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by TheBobfather1986 (Post 69906)
I'm reading David Hume's 'An Inquiry into Human Understanding', Nietzsche's 'Beyond Good and Evil', Victim: The Secret Tapes of Marilyn Monroe and Inside Little Britain.

so just a bit of light reading then :-p

ive just started Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maughaum, (dont think thats spelt right!)

meganf 18-06-2007 10:44 AM

i am currently readin
jenny tomlin's -silent sisters

gypsyroselee 18-06-2007 11:21 AM

RANT - chuck palahniuk.

it's got a longer name than that but i just cant be bothered to remember it or type it out.

~phoenix~ 18-06-2007 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by ~ Mandy ~ (Post 26065)
I just finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult.

that book made me cry... lots...

just finished reading the tenth circle by her... worth a read...

Heaven Knows 18-06-2007 07:54 PM

I've just read Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

I agree with Phoenix - my sisters keeper made me cry too and the tenth circle i think was really good too =)

Blue_American 19-06-2007 12:47 PM

Swimming Sweet Arrow-Maureen Gibbon(very sexually graphic at times, but really really good)
Have you Seen me- Laura Denham

Numbpurplehaze 19-06-2007 01:08 PM

I'm reading "Ollie" by Stephen Venables at the moment. It's sad.

spoonfulofsugar 19-06-2007 01:20 PM

Oooh, I just finished reading The Shining by Stephen King and I absolutely loved it!!! :woot:

I'm sort of working my way through all his books. I think my next one will be Cujo.

Trucktastic 19-06-2007 02:09 PM

Reading Bone Song by John Meany. Thought it was weird to begin with, but kept at it and it's actually quite good. The main character is a good bloke.

Like it

Lozx

~ Mandy ~ 19-06-2007 04:33 PM

The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen.

Dreamofunity 20-06-2007 02:10 AM

Rant by Chuck Palahniuk.

He's the guy who wrote Fight Club. All his books are the **** so go out and read them all. Rant is his newest one.

linder surprise 20-06-2007 02:14 AM

i need to get rant.
though i havent been to a bookshop in ages..

monket 20-06-2007 03:03 AM

"Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach. Basically a book about all the fun stuf they do to the bodies that are donated to science.

TheCon 20-06-2007 10:49 AM

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

Sorcha 20-06-2007 01:59 PM

Spoons, I read The Dice Man at the start of this year and thought it was great, but you're right, the end does get a bit too dragged out. I've just finished Schindler's Ark which was really good but so sad. Next on the list is Affinity by Sarah Waters, I've read all her other books and loved them!:thumbup:

whispers 20-06-2007 10:33 PM

I've just started Size 14 is not Fat Either by Meg Cabot. I'm actually ashamed to be reading such a thing, haha. But it's funny, and I like it.

Sky 20-06-2007 11:29 PM

I'm still trying to make my way through my Pocoyo annual I got for Christmas - it's a bit advanced for me :-p But having said that I do have the whole of series 1 on dvd so I watch them when the book gets too difficult to read!

hypocrisy 21-06-2007 12:15 AM

actually i'm reading two books at the moment

1) Damnation Game by Clive Barker and 2)The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P.Lovecraft

Buttercup. 21-06-2007 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by nikaroo (Post 42620)
But Inside I'm Sreaming by Elizabeth Flock. It's about a girl in a psych hospital and flashbacks of her life before she went in, it's good so far.

I just read that and I liked it a lot

fadingbutterfly 21-06-2007 12:30 AM

Harry Potter GOF. It is probably the millionth time i've read it but hey-ho, i enjoy it and am a Harry Potter fan!!!!!

hehe

x x x

A Random Person 21-06-2007 04:05 AM

At the moment, I am perpetually reading the Maximum Ride series(just bought the entire series 2 days ago and am already on my second read through) and the Twilight series(can't wait for Eclipse to come out!)

fragiledollface 21-06-2007 05:12 AM

i'm currently reading "Second Star to the Right" by Deborah Hautzig

Blue_American 21-06-2007 05:06 PM

Stolen Innocence- Erin Merryn(it's a memior, obviously about sexual abuse at a young age, but later in the story she starts self-harming and stuff, so it's pretty triggering in every repect)


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