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Dreaming. 09-10-2011 10:48 AM

Reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as I wanted to read it before watching the film. Recently finished Ubik by Philip K Dick

The One Who 09-10-2011 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 2978999)
Reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as I wanted to read it before watching the film. Recently finished Ubik by Philip K Dick

Is TTSS any good? Don't really want to commit to ordering it from the library if it's not worth it.

I've just finished reading The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood. So, so, so much better than the HBO mini-series (and in my opinion HBO can do little wrong). A really gripping read, and quite moving. All the more so for knowing that it is real.

Leni 09-10-2011 11:27 AM

Othello by Shakespeare. It was hard work but I'm pleased I managed to persevere with it. And I can give my brain a rest and get back to normal fiction again now :-D

Scaredy-cat 09-10-2011 12:53 PM

One of the chalet school books, by ebd. I find them very reassuring, because everything always comes right

nowhereman 11-10-2011 02:43 AM

Finally finished Dracula. About to start Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson. I've read two of her books already, they were so good (Speak and Wintergirls)

nowhereman 11-10-2011 07:54 AM

Twisted was so good I've finished it already. Next in line is Carry me Down by MJ Hyland.

Serendipity. 12-10-2011 12:16 AM

^I love MJ Hyland. 'Carry Me Down' was.. disturbing but really, really gripping.

Field Of Paper Flowers 12-10-2011 02:38 AM

I know it's not a book but I'm reading the Elfen Lied manga at the moment. On chapter 86 at the moment and I LOVE IT! =D Got like less than 20 chapters left now. =)

charcoal feathers 13-10-2011 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by crazykat (Post 2972681)
Just finished reading 'Mummy told me not to tell' by Cathy Glass

and now i've just reading I Miss Mummy - Cathy Glass

Hobbes 13-10-2011 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by The One Who (Post 2979006)
I've just finished reading The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood. So, so, so much better than the HBO mini-series (and in my opinion HBO can do little wrong). A really gripping read, and quite moving. All the more so for knowing that it is real.

I've just ordered this book after reading this. I loved the HBO mini-series but had no idea there was a book so cheers :-D

one_step_closer 15-10-2011 10:02 AM

The Night the Angels Came - Cathy Glass.

CelticWings 17-10-2011 07:47 PM

Breaking Dawn for the umpteenth time. I love Twilight and have all the movies that are out as well as the books in print and on my iphone. Have lost count of how many times have read/watched the movies. Once done I think I'll reread Eragon.

Other books I've read recently are, The Host, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, Pride & Prejudice, The Sisters Grimm up to book 5, Firestar, and Charmed-Official Movie Guide.

The War Doctor 17-10-2011 07:50 PM

I finished reading Dracula this morning and honestly, I didn't think much of it. Groundbreaking for its day, but it has aged terribly. I wouldn't read it again, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it.

At some point tonight or tomorrow, I'm going to get started on Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett. Should be a good read. Pratchett always is.

Petrichor 18-10-2011 01:07 AM

Reading Frankenstein for class. Slowly. Also reading The Book of Human Skin for myself, not for class. Also slowly.

Field Of Paper Flowers 21-10-2011 01:40 AM

Last book I finished reading was Mini Shopaholic and I currently have bookmarks in Sex & The City and The Puppy That Came For Christmas. I haven't been in the mood for reading lately but I know I'll get back into the swing of things soon. =)

one_step_closer 22-10-2011 03:57 PM

Reality GP - Ken Moody.

Leo Pard 22-10-2011 04:05 PM

Just started 'A Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde.
Along with a million other books too!

Dreaming. 23-10-2011 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Femme Fatale (Post 2992580)
Just started 'A Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde.

One of my favourites - enjoy!

Recently finished Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin which was weird but a quick little read. Still reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - it's good but long and pretty complicated. Also starting to read the Hitchhiker's Guide books as I recently realised I've never actually read them.

Revolving Door 23-10-2011 12:05 PM

I have read:

Dracula By Bram Stocker
Scream Angle By Douglas Smith
More Blood, More Sweat, and Another Cup of Tea By Tom Reynolds

I am currently reading:

Halfway House By Katherine Noel - I am really enjoying this.
and whilst I'm in the bath I am reading In Stitches By (can't remember!)

nowhereman 23-10-2011 10:18 PM

Just started Destined (HOuse of Night) by Pc and Kristin Cast.

Serendipity. 24-10-2011 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Revolving Door (Post 2993432)
and whilst I'm in the bath I am reading In Stitches By (can't remember!)

Nick Edwards? Did you enjoy it? Think it was probably one of my least favourite of that type of book.

I'm STILL reading Dracula though not at night because I'm pathetic so it's taking forever! Just finished re-reading all the Harry Potter books and now I'm reading Orlando, but haven't really got into it yet.

The War Doctor 24-10-2011 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Starling. (Post 2994225)
I'm STILL reading Dracula though not at night because I'm pathetic so it's taking forever! Just finished re-reading all the Harry Potter books and now I'm reading Orlando, but haven't really got into it yet.

Dracula took me forever to get through (albeit for different reasons, even though I'm usually a fast reader), so don't feel too bad. I assume you're reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf, unless there's another one I'm not familiar with? It does take a while to get into it, but it's well worth it. Excellent book.

nowhereman 24-10-2011 12:59 AM

Dracula took me ages as well and I'm usually a fast reader. My dad said it was probably becase its an old style of writing and dialogue which is harder for people to read whne they're used to modern day writing. or something like that. I got the sequel Dracula Undead in the chairty shop. Haven't started it yet.

Revolving Door 24-10-2011 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Starling. (Post 2994225)
Nick Edwards? Did you enjoy it? Think it was probably one of my least favourite of that type of book.

I'm STILL reading Dracula though not at night because I'm pathetic so it's taking forever! Just finished re-reading all the Harry Potter books and now I'm reading Orlando, but haven't really got into it yet.

Yes it is Nick Edwards, I'm not that far through it as I didn't take it to France with me but I think it is okay. I think it is going to be better than More Blood, More Sweat, and Another Cup of Tea as I felt it was all just repeating itself. They are no way on par with the junior doctor series (really want to read the 3rd one that's out but waiting for the kindle price to go down!)

Orlando is a hard book to get into, I would have to read it again to understand it but even then you seem to be following then it moves onto new 'character'.

crazykat 24-10-2011 12:27 PM

The Girl In The Mirror-Cathy Glass

crazykat 26-10-2011 11:57 AM

Started Beautiful by Katie Piper

one_step_closer 27-10-2011 04:43 PM

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk.

The War Doctor 27-10-2011 08:15 PM

Just finished Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett, and it's one of his best. He may be losing more of his mind every day, but he hasn't lost his touch yet. Absolutely hilarious from start to finish.

The One Who 27-10-2011 09:09 PM

Columbine by Dave Cullen. A desperately sad book about a very sad situation. Really worth a read if you are at all interested in what happened that day.

The War Doctor 29-10-2011 02:59 PM

Just started Homer's Odyssey. Very, very difficult book, but I fully intend to get through it. Chapman's translation is beautiful.

reckoner 30-10-2011 11:10 AM

Just finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower - amazing book

SavingGrace 30-10-2011 11:35 PM

Reading 'Today I'm Alice' Just finished the first two Percy Jackson books, (Lightening Thief and Sea Monsters).

Freddichio 31-10-2011 12:05 AM

Dante's inferno. If you don't like Poetic books, it's really, really not going to be your thing. If you do, it's written wonderfully, and is fascinating.

Fry 31-10-2011 08:04 AM

Anna Karenin - Leo Tolstoy

one_step_closer 31-10-2011 04:21 PM

The Psychopath Test - Jon Ronson.

mandy007 02-11-2011 06:49 AM

Iím reading Harry Potter and it is really interesting to read. There are so many magical things in this story. I really like the way that the author has built about the magical things.

Serendipity. 03-11-2011 12:03 AM

^Harry Potter is fun - I recently re-read the whole series, loved it :)

Glad to know I'm not the only one who took a while to read Dracula! I finally finished it, and mostly enjoyed it. I'm only about halfway through 'Orlando' but really enjoying it.

one_step_closer 06-11-2011 03:13 PM

The Boy No One Loved - Casey Watson.

Leo Pard 06-11-2011 11:02 PM

Just added Scarred by Sophie Andrews to my pile.

I've read it before but I'm a sucker for reading books over and over.

nowhereman 06-11-2011 11:29 PM

Dark inside by Jeyn Roberts. It's kind of like the Gone series by Micheal Grant. Good.

one_step_closer 07-11-2011 07:47 PM

Reinventing Your Life - Jeffrey Young and Janet Klosko.

one_step_closer 08-11-2011 06:33 PM

The Rapture - Liz Jensen.

ThinkingofRecovery 08-11-2011 06:39 PM

A biography about Maximillian Kolbe (sp?)

nowhereman 10-11-2011 10:52 PM

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman.

nowhereman 13-11-2011 12:02 AM

Just about to start Beautiful Chaos, the third in the caster chronicles.

one_step_closer 13-11-2011 01:58 PM

999: True Stories of my Life as a Paramedic - Lysa Walder.

Dreaming. 13-11-2011 03:05 PM

Still struggling with TTSS, also reading Love in the time of Cholera, Stephen Fry's autobiography and bits and pieces odd The God Delusion.

one_step_closer 16-11-2011 06:34 PM

Handling the Undead - John Ajvide Lindqvist.


Tig 16-11-2011 06:40 PM

The Life And Death of Charlie St Cloud.
Can't think who writes it though sorry!

one_step_closer 17-11-2011 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 3024390)
Handling the Undead - John Ajvide Lindqvist.


Gave up on that. Now attempting Nutters - PJ Davy.


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