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Spoons 01-03-2009 10:34 PM

the spectacle of the scaffold- Michel Foucault

linder surprise 01-03-2009 10:39 PM

foucault is amazingly interesting. i've only studied a little but i really liked it.

i'm not reading anything. i should be. i am so lazy, i just buy books & let them sit on my shelves so i can pretend to look clever when people come round.

Spoons 01-03-2009 11:23 PM

yeah foucault is quite good, some of it is hard to read but its good to read.

one_step_closer 02-03-2009 01:43 PM

Second Glance - Jodi Picoult

Dreaming. 02-03-2009 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magic_tears (Post 1457624)
I finished reading the boy in stripped pajamas-John Boyne.
Next on my list is the english patient-Michael Ondaatje

I cried at both of those books.

Casper_Fading 02-03-2009 10:23 PM

Waiting again... why can't books come out when i want them too! The Shadow Queen by Anne Bishop. Comes out today but I have to wait till either friday or mondya to get it! *sulks*

Spoons 04-03-2009 09:19 PM

Death at intervals- Jose Saramago

adamlives22 05-03-2009 11:00 PM

Can't seem to get into fiction at the moment so I'm reading alot of autobiographies.
Just finished 'Slash' by Slash, am dipping into Obama's book and have just started Bob Dylan's Chronicles, Volume 1.

blondiebear 06-03-2009 06:10 AM

I was looking at a needlework book so I could refresh my skills at macrame so i can make a choker for someone.

one_step_closer 06-03-2009 10:41 AM

Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

beautiful&dying 06-03-2009 10:44 AM

I'm reading Tricks of the Mind by Derren Brown, it's a good but slow read. I like the way he treats the reader as mildly intelligent. I hate being spoon fed. Also, it's a complicated read as he goes through tricks and you have to imagine him doing them which I'm sure uses a different bit of the brain than putting a novel's story together, I can feel them ache after a few chapters!
xxxxxxxxx

linder surprise 06-03-2009 12:40 PM

angela carter's the bloody chamber.

Keep Smiling 06-03-2009 04:19 PM

I'm being really original & reading New Moon [2nd Twilight book] =)

sparkle. 06-03-2009 09:31 PM

I just read The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath), great book x

one_step_closer 07-03-2009 12:00 PM

I gave up on Never Let Me Go. I'm now reading A Life in Pieces - Richard Baer.

JumpinJackFlash 10-03-2009 02:59 AM

I just finished Anthem by Ayn Rand, read it in one sitting. To describe it in one word: amazing, I highly reccomend it.

x_Electrify 10-03-2009 11:51 AM

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Easy to get into and read, really liked it.

one_step_closer 10-03-2009 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by [Lost Now Found] (Post 1475894)
Betrayed - Lyndsey (Can't remember the surname)

Lyndsey Harris? I didn't like that book at all.

I'm reading For One More Day - Mitch Albom

Dreaming. 10-03-2009 03:14 PM

Middlesex. Still.
It's brilliant... It's just so time-consuming!

Spoons 10-03-2009 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 1476445)
Middlesex. Still.
It's brilliant... It's just so time-consuming!


i dont think id have it in me to finish that.

i really want to read house of leaves, but thats one big arse book

beautiful&dying 10-03-2009 03:22 PM

I've read both Middlesex and House of Leaves and can tell you they're both totally worth the time :)
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shieldworld 10-03-2009 03:36 PM

Watchmen ;) For the third time round.

one_step_closer 10-03-2009 07:44 PM

Nightmares and Dreamscapes - Stephen King

Dreaming. 10-03-2009 08:24 PM

I'm working my way through Middlesex. As I say, it's a fantastic book... It's just taking so much time! I bought Virgin Suicides today in Oxfam, in the hope that it'll speed me up. I've still got another three Seb Falkes books I want to read, plus I bought two other books. And I want to re-read "If nobody speaks of remarkable things" by Jon McGregory (possibly?) and Lord of the Flies again. And I've got a Wittgenstein and somebody elses book to read at some point. And I need to consider uni work at some point!

PrincessVegeta_x 10-03-2009 11:51 PM

I'm reading Killers Of The Dawn by Darren Shan. Just decided to read 'The Saga' all over again. The series has twelve books and I've just started this one... it's the ninth book! I've read the rest of them in less than three days.

I'm also attempting to read a William Shakespeare play (my dad has the complete collection in a big leather-bound book), Macbeth, but I'm finding it really hard. My brain and old English do NOT mix well!

Yeah, I love books. Can you tell?
:tongue2:

silverfaerychild 11-03-2009 01:24 AM

impulse by ellen hopkins

then after that one a manga novel called "GunGrave" simailar to Trigun

its the first volume

blondiebear 11-03-2009 06:10 AM

A trashy romance novel, light reading. Junk food for my brain. I'm waiting for a couple of books on loan between libraries though.

Long*Past 11-03-2009 07:05 AM

I just finished "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, and I"m about to get started on "Helen of Troy" by... I can't remember the author, and I don't want to go get the book, but "To Kill a Mockingbird" was amazing, powerful, emotional, and stunning. I'd recomend it to anyone. Perhaps with a PG13 rating... due to violence and subject matter.

Long*Past 11-03-2009 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kayteewalker (Post 1477901)
I'm also attempting to read a William Shakespeare play (my dad has the complete collection in a big leather-bound book), Macbeth, but I'm finding it really hard. My brain and old English do NOT mix well!

Yeah, I love books. Can you tell?
:tongue2:

Ah, once you get past the language barrier, the story is amazing. I know how it is. I had to try it like four times before I could get past the language bit.
Have you read Romeo and Juliet? The story is really so lovely; horribly grusome and tragic, but lovely. If you haven't read it, try reading it from the end (if you already know the story, which I'm guessing you do), the very last few scenes, because they help you to understand a little of where the story goes, so you can focus more on figuring out what the words mean. Haha.
Anyway... I goes now... :-)

pink_lemonade 11-03-2009 10:08 AM

just read the twilight series which...frustrated me. hmm
reading 'he's just not that into you'. thought it was time for some light hearted humour.
im about to read 'sense and sensibility'. can't get enough of jane austin!

linder surprise 11-03-2009 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 1477275)
I'm working my way through Middlesex. As I say, it's a fantastic book... It's just taking so much time! I bought Virgin Suicides today in Oxfam, in the hope that it'll speed me up. I've still got another three Seb Falkes books I want to read, plus I bought two other books. And I want to re-read "If nobody speaks of remarkable things" by Jon McGregory (possibly?) and Lord of the Flies again. And I've got a Wittgenstein and somebody elses book to read at some point. And I need to consider uni work at some point!

wowee, youve certainly got enough.

i think i'll read lolita next.

also as a sidenote: did anyone ever read the virginia woolf book for the ryl book club? i only remembered as i returned the book last week to the library.. unread.

Field Of Paper Flowers 11-03-2009 02:10 PM

Ordered Marley & Me yesterday and it's on it's way to me now so I'll be reading that soon! =D

one_step_closer 11-03-2009 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linder surprise (Post 1478844)
did anyone ever read the virginia woolf book for the ryl book club? i only remembered as i returned the book last week to the library.. unread.

Nope, I didn't think i'd enjoy that book.

Spoons 11-03-2009 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linder surprise (Post 1478844)
wowee, youve certainly got enough.

i think i'll read lolita next.

also as a sidenote: did anyone ever read the virginia woolf book for the ryl book club? i only remembered as i returned the book last week to the library.. unread.

ive read like 5 pages, i will read it, ive just been busy

one_step_closer 13-03-2009 11:02 AM

Tales of Beadle the Bard - J. K. Rowling

one_step_closer 13-03-2009 04:21 PM

Beat Depression and Reclaim Your Life - Marjorie Wallace and Alexandra Massey

Pandora's Box - Giselle Green

momo432 13-03-2009 05:18 PM

reading...

1984 again, i love it!!
and a jodi picoult one... can't remember which 1!

evan 13-03-2009 05:45 PM

i just finished the secret life of bees by sue monk kidd, and i'm looking to borrow a copy of a beautiful mind by sylvia nasar from my library to read.

the secret life of bees was just wonderful. i watched the movie right after i finished the book, they were both so beautiful. i'd recommend it to anyone.

Spoons 13-03-2009 05:56 PM

im reading watchmen

and

Risk: the science and politics of fear- Dan Gardner

both for fun

tigris 13-03-2009 08:20 PM

I'm reading Anna Karenina (by Tolstoy) at the moment.... It's so good once you get into it! This is like the 4th or 5th time I started it, but the only time I've got beyond the first 100 pages... I'm like 2/3 of the way through now.

Then I've got One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey) lined up for my next one.

Mutende kuli ine 13-03-2009 08:22 PM

I'm reading a book called Be Intolerant by Ryan Dobson

Dreaming. 14-03-2009 12:44 PM

^ I really enjoyed OFOTCN, and the film, but the two are so completely different.

I finally finished Middlesex (wooh!), and am now reading A Quiet Belief in Angels.

linder surprise 14-03-2009 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spoons (Post 1483792)
im reading watchmen

im gunna read watchmen too.

PrincessVegeta_x 15-03-2009 01:17 AM

I'm reading The Lake Of Souls by Darren Shan (again) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Carolyn Boyes (it's part of the Collins need to know? series of books).

Lost_Girl 15-03-2009 04:17 AM

Just read "Stop Pretending" by Sonya Sones

Its a younger sisters series of poems about when her older sister when crazy. I really enjoyed it, its short and an easy read. lol finished it in 3 hours.

CoffinNail 15-03-2009 05:44 AM

I'm reading The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx for the millionth time, haha.
It's a really good book.

Devil Girl 15-03-2009 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lost_Girl (Post 1487456)
Just read "Stop Pretending" by Sonya Sones

Its a younger sisters series of poems about when her older sister when crazy. I really enjoyed it, its short and an easy read. lol finished it in 3 hours.

I remember that! Nice wee short read! I plan to have a look at ther other book/s cause I remember seeing it/them on amazon ages ago!

Lost_Girl 16-03-2009 05:08 PM

Im reading " Can't get there from here" by Todd Strasser
and "Fakie" by Tony Varrato

_plastic 16-03-2009 06:02 PM

Reading ; The Gypsy Madonna.

jaw 1024 16-03-2009 06:30 PM

I would highly recommend pretty much anything by matthew reilly if you're into a bit of fiction


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