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Spoons 15-03-2008 11:22 PM


Originally Posted by mister linda. (Post 627877)
today i bought:
jeanette winterson - oranges are not the only fruit.
d.h. lawrence - lady chatterley's lover (for uni, blahh).
& kate chopin - the awakening
from this amazing second hand book shop near my house.

oranges are not the only fruit is a really good book! i found parts of it really bizarre but overall i enjoyed it.

linder surprise 15-03-2008 11:29 PM

i was so excited when i saw it, cos finding a particular book there is kindof rare cos it's a second hand shop.
but anyway, i read the passion about two years ago, &jeez, i absolutley fell in love with the way that she writes.
i read the introduction/preface to oranges on the train on the day i bought it. and she sounds so lovely. like, i'd just like her to be my friend.
or auntie.

Spoons 16-03-2008 12:43 AM

Today i bought jennifer government by Max Barry, i found it in oxfam.
I was then going to get the wasp factory by iain Banks as ive wanted it for ages. But saw a book in the recommended section in Waterstones, which had a review saying that it was more messed up than american psycho so obviously i had to have it. Its called 'Kill your friends' its by John Niven.

I want to start them both but i am still reading the contortionists handbook, which is actually really good i just havent had much chance to read. Its such a short book and ive been reading it for ages.

crazykat 16-03-2008 12:48 AM

I am reading Bronte's Story

risenfromperdition 16-03-2008 12:55 AM

impulse by ellen hopkins
really good (albeit a *bit* trig at points, at least for me) :)
i read crank too. and i wanna read the others by her

achaean 16-03-2008 08:09 AM

Just finished Pretending You Care: the Retail Employee Handbook by Norman Feuti - it was hysterical, and at the same time, oh so true! Now I'm onto Threshold by Caitlin R Kiernan - who I love, so I'm looking forward to the book!


Caru y Nos 16-03-2008 09:07 AM

I've just read 'the children of hurin' by J.R.R.Tolkien. I thouht it was brilliant, it takes a bit to get into though. Yu'll be rewarded if you hang in there and carry on reading :D

I'm now reading the history of middle earth. I like it apart from the editorial notes of the history behind each individual section (i just skp them) :P LOL

HopeRises 16-03-2008 09:25 AM

i'm reading Daniella westbrooks autobiography.."the other side of nowhere" It's actually so much better than I expected it to be.

Next i'll be reading "young wives tales"

charcoal feathers 16-03-2008 10:25 AM

I'm reading Hidden by Cathy Glass, first book i've read in a long while.

HopeRises 16-03-2008 09:07 PM

Is that good streetspirit? My mum's got it downstairs but I haven't bothered reading it yet as I don't know for some reason as torey hayden books have gone on they've got abit.. I don't know..boring.

Buttons. 16-03-2008 10:15 PM

I didn't like silent boy that much but it was still very interesting

ThisVanity 16-03-2008 10:21 PM

I just started The Other Boleyn Girl yesterday, its interesting alot of the stories about Henry VIII show Anne Boleyn as an innocent victim, but this one makes her out to be a right manipulative b*tch!

iriedanym 16-03-2008 10:21 PM

Currently reading Dingo by Charles De Lint. Before that, I read The Wood Wife by Terri Windling. Yeah, I'm on an urban fantasy kick right now.

something vague 16-03-2008 11:00 PM


Originally Posted by mister linda. (Post 627877)
& kate chopin - the awakening

That book is goood.
I read it for AS english lit (Y)

StaceyBee 16-03-2008 11:25 PM

I've just started reading Mick Foley's autobiography
He was a wrestler and I wanted to read it ever since it came out like in 1999/2000
It looks really interesting actually

Useless Information 101 17-03-2008 12:10 AM

Just finished High Fidelity, I ended up really liking it, I didnt think I would at first.
And now I finally found The Amber Spyglass, I just started it.

linder surprise 18-03-2008 12:45 AM

sarah: thats good to hear, because i only bought it cos i wanted to pay on my card and had to find another book to push it over 5.

to above: ah, high fidelity is so good. it's one of my favourites ever.

beautiful&dying 18-03-2008 05:37 PM

The Lion and the Unicorn by George Orwell. I only started it this morning but I'm a fair way in already. He's been telling me what it means to be English in that beautiful, yet simple, way he does. Genius.

Steel Magnolia 18-03-2008 06:37 PM

Just finished the Heroin Diaries - Nikki Sixx. Started The Grass Is Singing by doris lessing. She won the nobel prize for literature last year! Wooo!

Ileana 19-03-2008 03:15 AM

I just read "Letter To a Christian Nation" by Sam Harris and "A mis amigos de la locura" by Ernesto Ruiz Ortiz. Both were amazing, though short.
I am now reading "The Night Listener" by Amisted Aupin (I hope I spelled it right).

sweepingly 19-03-2008 01:41 PM

Right now, I'm reading Microserfs by Douglas Coupland and I've just started re-reading Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.

adamlives22 21-03-2008 10:51 AM

This year's been the best year for me and reading (considering I only read two books last year!)
So far I've read Mauz parts I and II by Art Spielman (SP?)
and am currently reading We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shilver.

Yeah, that's only two but I hope to read more!

Stellata 21-03-2008 10:52 AM

Scarred, by Sophie Andrews.

It's really good, and makes me cry...

Psiren 21-03-2008 11:08 AM

Dead Over Heels by Mary Janice Davidson.

I have a pile of her books lined up to read,
and I'm going to read 'Whores On The Hill' by Colleen Curran as soon as it arrived :)

one_step_closer 21-03-2008 12:49 PM

The Pact
Now i'm reading The Burn Journals

Spoons 21-03-2008 01:10 PM

i didnt like the burn journals, it didnt really go into whyt he did it or his feelings, mainly talked about all the hospital treatment he had, what nurses were like, who visited etc.

Useless Information 101 21-03-2008 08:51 PM

Im reading Twilight. I got it yesterday, ugh I cant put it down. I wish the author put in more detail and such though, she'll jump through two months in a page and it catches me off guard, I have to go back and reread. Haha Im just so used to Stephen King I guess.

I-Feel-Infinite 21-03-2008 08:55 PM

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

i think it's GENIUS!

Stress Free Anxiety 22-03-2008 02:58 AM

Just got done with The Alchemst not to long ago. Loved it soooo much. I'm currently about 1/2 way through The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, which is quickly becomeing one of my new favorites.

sophie661 22-03-2008 01:10 PM

The last three really good books i have read were written by Cathy Glass, They are true life tragic stories of kids lives that get fostered as they have been abused in some way. Very touching, but i can relate to some:crying: .

charcoal feathers 22-03-2008 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by sophie661 (Post 643245)
The last three really good books i have read were written by Cathy Glass, They are true life tragic stories of kids lives that get fostered as they have been abused in some way. Very touching, but i can relate to some:crying: .

She's released 3?
I thought there was only Damaged and Hidden so far?

lungs locked lips locked 23-03-2008 05:06 PM

I'm half way through Lasher by Anne Rice.
It's damn good if you like descriptive writing and fantasy, also if you have a soft spot for a bit o' erotic writing, which she likes to throw in...with witches *grins*

monket 24-03-2008 05:37 AM

^^ Wow, I just finished "The Witching Hour", and I have "Lasher" already but I think there's one in between them, isn't there? I don't want to start it until I make sure, haha.

Anyways, currently reading "The Complete Conspiracy Reader" compiled by Al Hidell and Joan D'Arc :)

crazykat 24-03-2008 05:38 AM

I have started reading Never tell me never

Spoons 24-03-2008 06:52 PM

I am now reading Animal Farm- George Orwell again.

Caru y Nos 24-03-2008 07:21 PM


Animal farm is good, so is 'of mice and men' :P

random.swirls 27-03-2008 07:09 AM

I am reading the Riyadh Diaries

Its interesting so far

Daydream 27-03-2008 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by charcoal feathers (Post 643271)
She's released 3?
I thought there was only Damaged and Hidden so far?

I just looked it up, and it seems shes written one called "Cut" also. http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...007280971.html
I dont know if I'm allowed to post this link here, but its only WHSmith :)

Spoons 27-03-2008 02:31 PM

Auto Fiction- Hitomi Kanehara
Its really good so far, i recommend it!!

xbeckyx 27-03-2008 04:57 PM

The God Delusion and a Jenny Colgan book :)

Stellata 27-03-2008 04:59 PM

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

charcoal feathers 27-03-2008 07:34 PM


Originally Posted by Daydream (Post 655568)
I just looked it up, and it seems shes written one called "Cut" also. http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndS...007280971.html
I dont know if I'm allowed to post this link here, but its only WHSmith :)

ah, yeah, i didn't think that was out yet.
never mind.

Stellata 27-03-2008 07:39 PM

It says 4 weeks delivery on the page, so I assume it'll be out in a month. *eagerly awaits it!*

Useless Information 101 28-03-2008 03:57 AM

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera.

Spoons 28-03-2008 02:18 PM

^^^^ is that any good, its been on my bookshelf for ages, i havent got round to reading it yet.

cest.la.vie 28-03-2008 02:44 PM

'My Booky Wook' by Russell Brand.... I feel so intellectual!

mesmerized. 28-03-2008 09:17 PM

I just finished Karen Armstrong's autobiography.. I forget what it's called. Something about narrow gates? It was interesting, anyway.

Zedebee 28-03-2008 09:20 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - youwouldn'tbelievewho
Thin - Grace Bowman
I'm watching you - Karen Rose

I like to read several books at once

destructogirl 29-03-2008 12:05 AM

thin by grace bowman is really good
it made so much sense to me

i just finished reading the bitch goddess notebook- just wow. really good, and not trashy like i thought it would be (picked it out of the damaged box at work on a whim, and completely fell in love with it whilst reading)

and am now reading slaughterhouse 5. which is strangely written, but so far very good. hard to keep on top of everything though- time kindof jumps around a lot.

Life and Lies 29-03-2008 01:42 AM

Duma Key- Stephen King

waiting for the new Laurell K Hamilton and Kelly Armstrong books to be out... i think i read too fast, it seems im always waiting for them to be written =]

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