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Stress Free Anxiety 22-06-2007 05:09 PM

Currently Reading: The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon.....for like the fiftieth time. *hugs her book* it practically falls open now, but it's such a good book. Tis his autobiography around his suicide attempt/recovery from it.

Impatiently awating HP 7. >.< Must....get....hands....on...that.....book!!!!!*cu rses the fact that it come out next month*

CoffinNail 23-06-2007 04:44 AM

I'm currently reading Burned by Ellen Hopkins

risenfromperdition 23-06-2007 07:00 AM

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
and read A Great and Terrible Beauty awhile ago
good books :)

Red Sky 23-06-2007 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by someone. (Post 31112)
I tried to read that and just couldn't keep going about midway through Part 2. I guess it's true what they say; a classic's a book everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

I liked it... it was depressing...but in a good way. Can relate to getting a bit bored of it though...we read it in class though for our GCSEs so I had no choice! lol

nowhereman 25-06-2007 12:16 AM

Just finished reading A Mother's Story by Sara Payne, now reading Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden.

Numbpurplehaze 25-06-2007 11:05 AM

The Little Prisoner by Jane Elliot.

I started reading it on the train this morning and i'm already 70 pages into it.

felicity 25-06-2007 11:41 AM

I'm reading The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky and The No. 1 Ladies' Dectective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. The last one on advice by my mother.

craola 25-06-2007 01:12 PM

The School At The Chalet- Elinor M Brent-Dyer

one_step_closer 25-06-2007 01:17 PM

IT - Stephen King

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

bigmouth 27-06-2007 09:21 AM

I am reading A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. I've not really got into it yet, but I normally find him very readable and my local library doesn't have much that appeals to me.

ceapach 27-06-2007 09:57 AM

Dibs In Search Of Self-by Virginia Axline
Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen-by David Hilfiker, M.D.

Devil Girl 27-06-2007 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by bigmouth (Post 110598)
I am reading A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby. I've not really got into it yet, but I normally find him very readable and my local library doesn't have much that appeals to me.

I have read that, I thought it was good, think it might have been a wee bit slow to begin with but once you get to know the characters(sp sorry!) it gets better. I had never read any of his other books so couldn't compare.

Devil x

Inky 28-06-2007 02:19 PM

I'm reading Crystal by Katie Price.
It is really good I have nearly finished it now.
I read her first book Angel a couple of months ago.

bloody ignorance 29-06-2007 01:42 AM

if i had to pick one book to read over and over again for the rest of my life, it would be A Million Little Pieces. i'm sure you've all heard of it... on the news. or oprah. whatever. haha it's a FANTASTIC book even if it's "all lies". i've read it four or five times now.

i just finished reading, for the third time, Needful Things by Stephen King. it's one of his older ones, and it's a ginormous read. tiny print, really thick book. but it's a wonderful story. never gets boring. never has too much detail. the only problem i have with it is that there are 2984752394762730597048305783082508386 x 10^3067359 characters. even my third time through the book, i was still doing some flipping back and forth to make sure i had the names right. you know how SK is with his characters intertwining... but this is like 'heyyyy make a character chart'. awesome book though. i could just eat it up. :burger:

Kallisti 29-06-2007 04:45 AM

I have to say that H.P. Lovecraft and Chuck Palahniuk are amazing writers and I love everything they've written.

Also: the book "House of Leaves" is fantastic.

Right now I'm not reading anything in particular, but I have a number of books I just purchased, among them The Bible, Matrix Warrior, and Hardcore Zen.

I'm planning on buying some new Lovecraft soon...

revenge 29-06-2007 07:07 AM

i'm reading 'down and out in paris and london' by george orwell,
my mum suggested i should read it, and its actually really good! =]

Mac 29-06-2007 09:21 PM

I am reading Bodily Harm you may have seen it advertised on v2, I saw it at barnes and noble the last time I went there so I got it for $16, kinda expensive, but oh well, it's informative so far.

Stress Free Anxiety 29-06-2007 09:26 PM


Originally Posted by bloody ignorance (Post 115952)
if i had to pick one book to read over and over again for the rest of my life, it would be A Million Little Pieces. i'm sure you've all heard of it... on the news. or oprah. whatever. haha it's a FANTASTIC book even if it's "all lies". i've read it four or five times now.

Loved that book, great work of fiction. ^^ Got it for like $1 at a rummage sale in almost new condition and now it's slightly worn from me rereading it. ^^

Airlyeth 29-06-2007 09:38 PM

Snow White And The Seven Samurai - Tom Holt


y a s m i n 29-06-2007 10:18 PM

Harry potter and the half blood prince (have to read it one more time before the last book comes out!)

Yume.No.Chikara 01-07-2007 02:53 PM

I've just finished A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown....It's really good, so inspiring, it is her autobiography and she is such an amazing person and its actually full of some useful stuff about recovery (she was a drug addict and an alcoholic but you could relate alot of the stuff across to sh)!

Just started how to be good by the guy that wrote about a boy....can't remember his name it's funny so far but i've only read the first chapter!!

Sky 01-07-2007 06:19 PM

Recently read When Rabbit Howls by Trudi Chase and the various professioanls who worked with her. This is a very 'hard' book and you do really need to be able to keep track of all the different personalities.

snailonvalium 02-07-2007 10:36 PM

the time travellers wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Margo 08-07-2007 01:52 AM

Games People Play by Eric Berne.

linder surprise 08-07-2007 01:58 AM


Originally Posted by snailonvalium (Post 124300)
the time travellers wife by Audrey Niffenegger

i need to get this book so badly.

PixieHope. 09-07-2007 07:58 PM

The Beach by Alex Garland. I'm about halfway through and it's so so good!

craola 09-07-2007 08:50 PM

Post Mortem by Patricia Cornwall

lonelyinheaven 09-07-2007 09:01 PM

I love to read, so this might be a long reply. Within the past day I read Harry Potter 5 and 6 (gotta get ready for the movie and final book!). Soon I plan on re-reading The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum which I haven't read since 4th grade, and also plan on reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire, The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory, and Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno.

Absi 09-07-2007 09:34 PM

I am reading Zorro by Isabel Allende - very good i am really enjoying it!

I read Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden a while a go but it is an amazing book and i recomend anyone who wants a good read go out and get it! : )

SugarKane 09-07-2007 10:15 PM

I've gone from some trite piece of 'chick-lit' that came free with Cosmo, to starting The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton last night. In the mood for something romantic and classic after dragging my eyes over that filth

Sky 10-07-2007 10:34 PM

Saul by Rosemary Kay

I read this book while working in America and looked everywhere for it when i returned to the UK, ended up getting off Amazon. Anyway I very very moving book, don't think i've cried so much reading a book. It's all about baby Saul who was born premature and his time in intensive care but it's written from Saul's perspective etc

lostdoll 11-07-2007 10:11 AM

Porno by Irvine Welsh.

Sequal to Tranispotting. Good enough so far!

EmJ 11-07-2007 11:30 AM

As Nature Made Him by John Calaptino. Its really interesting, though it has a lot of medical stuff. It's a true story and really interesting. It explores nature vs nurture and gender identity.

bigmouth 11-07-2007 11:48 AM

I have just finished The sweet Scent of Death by Guillermo Arriaga.

I loved it, it was short, addictive and really well written. The author is the same guy who wrote the screen play of Amores perros and 21 Gramms.

BarrelO'Crazy 11-07-2007 12:12 PM

I'm reading vive la revoution by mark steel - it's a book about the french revolution but it's told with humour and removes all the stuffiness that normally shrouds history books

Psiren 11-07-2007 07:00 PM

I just finished 'Blood Beast' by Darren Shan.
ohmygosh he needs to write another book NOW.

I think I'm going to start 'Undead and Unwed' next.
Can't remember who it's by, it's a random book I picked up. =]

~ Mandy ~ 11-07-2007 07:11 PM

The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

x-mixedemotions 12-07-2007 01:41 PM

But inside im screaming by Elizabeth Flock

KAG 14-07-2007 03:28 PM

im reading the da vinci code by dan brown

nowhereman 15-07-2007 12:06 PM

High school musical lol.

bigmouth 15-07-2007 12:37 PM

I have just finished Around the Houses by Amanda Boutler. It is a modern fiction set in Balham. It was very readable and quite addictive. I would reccomend it for a light summer read.

I am now reading Swift as Desire by Laura Esquival. I haven't read much yet, but it looks like it'll be good.

abigay__massacre 15-07-2007 01:00 PM

For my own pleasure, i'm reading Harry potter and the OTP
for school, the virgin suicides

EmTeeEm 15-07-2007 07:50 PM

The Death and life Of Sylvia Plath, I can't remember who wrote it, it was a man...I';m just too lazy to go find the book on my bedroom floor.

IsThisMyLife 16-07-2007 10:10 AM

Requiem For A Dream by Hubert Selby, Jr.

VERY upsetting book. Even moreso than the movie. :(

Mystified 16-07-2007 10:43 AM

Just finished reading two.

King Dork by Frank Portman - Pretty good if you're just interested in a fun read. Nothing really interesting except LOTS of words about simple matters.

Six Months to Live by Lurlene McDaniel's

Next up, Crank by Ellen Hopkins...that's suppose to be really good!

broken_up_inside 16-07-2007 03:37 PM

Had a reading fest recently, am about to finish "Dont Tell Mummy" and just read "Please, Daddy, No" before that. Excellent books, too sad though :(

Sugar and Spice 16-07-2007 04:23 PM

I'm currently reading "Diana - The True Story - In Her Own Words" by Andrew Morton

atropine 17-07-2007 06:56 PM

dedication by nicola kraus and emma mclaughlin, suprisingly its really really good - next books tho will be all the harry pottor ones, as its a travisty ive not read any of them yet!

.ghost. 17-07-2007 07:05 PM

I'm reading Marshmallows for Breakfast by Dorothy Koomston.
I read My Best Friend's Girl a while back by her as well, they're both such amazing books!

nowhereman 18-07-2007 12:48 AM

Just finished reading We Lost Our Baby, about an Irish couple who had a miscarriage, so sad.

Just started Still Standing, about an Irish woman with hiv.

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