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Leo Pard 19-06-2011 03:49 PM

Monket, I completely agree with you on the stereotypical tattoos front. I haven't read the book but you couldn't really get more stereotypical than that apart from having a "mum" tattoo really but even then, that's more chavvy.

Charmed 19-06-2011 08:17 PM

I havent finished it yet but i'm in the middle of Angelology by Danielle Trussoni, its a bit odd and not usually the sort of thing i read but its quite good!! Its slightly confusing at the start though and a little hard to get into but when you do its brilliant!!

I also just finished Plain Truth by Jodi piccoult :)

17minutes 19-06-2011 08:58 PM

Just finished Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. now reading Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Dreaming. 20-06-2011 12:14 AM

Recently finished If on a winter's night a traveler, which was really weird but quite good. Started reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep now, which I'm bloody loving.

Still reading Les Miserables too, but that's on the back burner for a while.

crazykat 20-06-2011 03:42 AM

House Rules-Jodi Picoult

Too Shy 20-06-2011 04:32 PM

I am reading The Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan.

Really enjoying it. There's nothing challenging about it whatsoever, but it's just a 'nice' book to read and sometimes that is very very necessary!

TEAPARTY 20-06-2011 07:08 PM

one flew over the cuckoo's nest - ken kesey :D

shadow-light 20-06-2011 07:29 PM

A Game of Thrones: Book One of Songs of Fire and Ice

Ardea 20-06-2011 07:37 PM

Finally getting around to reading The Hunger Games, I'm on the last book at the moment :)

The War Doctor 20-06-2011 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by shadow-light (Post 2858796)
A Game of Thrones: Book One of Songs of Fire and Ice

I watched the season finale of the TV adaptation earlier today, and I'm kicking myself for not having read the book first. I really want to read it now.

tifflehan 21-06-2011 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Too Shy (Post 2858685)
I am reading The Cupcake Cafe - Jenny Colgan.

Really enjoying it. There's nothing challenging about it whatsoever, but it's just a 'nice' book to read and sometimes that is very very necessary!


I loved this book too. Nice and easy going. :yeah:

SavingGrace 21-06-2011 11:06 AM

I can finally post something here that wouldn't be a Uni book...... Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody. =] It is amazing.

shadow-light 21-06-2011 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Fifteen Dollar Eagle (Post 2859150)
I watched the season finale of the TV adaptation earlier today, and I'm kicking myself for not having read the book first. I really want to read it now.

that's the reason I started reading it lol. I bought it after the 3rd episode and wanted to finish it before the season ended, but life got in the way so not finished it yet

Master Of Deceit 21-06-2011 01:36 PM

I finished The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson a few days ago and I would definitely reccomend it. The author is awesome. Of course there are graphic descriptions but if you can deal with that, totally worth reading. After that, I'm not sure I can ever find a book that will appease me.

Hobbes 23-06-2011 06:25 PM

Reading Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson. It's interesting and funny, especially since a lot of the references are fairly outdated since it was written almost 20 years ago. Enjoying it.

EndOfDaze 23-06-2011 07:17 PM

Started reading "Cut" by Cathy Glass today. First one of hers that I've read :)

monket 24-06-2011 09:42 PM

Finished The Girl Who Played With Fire, but I don't have the last book yet, so I started Sabriel by Garth Nix instead :)

Dreaming. 24-06-2011 10:13 PM

Recently finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And bloody loved it. Favourite book I've read recently.

Now reading A Clockwork Orange - it's the kind of book I regret watching the film of before I saw the film, as all I can hear when I read the book is Malcolm McDowell's voice! But I like it - I understand Burgess' complaints when the book turned into film, as it visualises a lot of the subtle but smart violence.

one_step_closer 25-06-2011 08:45 PM

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell - Cathy Glass.

getting_by 25-06-2011 10:16 PM

Fortunes Rock- Anita Shreve
Sea Glass- Anita Shreve
Light on Snow- Anita Shreve

Both were beautifully written. I choose books that calm and occupy my mind without adding to the horrendous dreams and thoughts I struggle with. They might not be to everyones taste, but I find them just brilliant.

nowhereman 26-06-2011 07:09 AM

I just read one called The Cut of Love, deals with self harm and psychosis, divorce and death.

misskitty112 26-06-2011 11:15 PM

I'm reading Slaughterhouse Five

monket 27-06-2011 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Dreaming. (Post 2864033)
Now reading A Clockwork Orange - it's the kind of book I regret watching the film of before I saw the film, as all I can hear when I read the book is Malcolm McDowell's voice! But I like it - I understand Burgess' complaints when the book turned into film, as it visualises a lot of the subtle but smart violence.

That is my favorite book ever. I thought the film was well done, but they deviated from the story a lot in some places. However, I imagine if you watched the movie first, it makes it a lot easier to understand what the Alex is talking about in the book. I know the first time I read it, I was flipping back and forth to the slang glossary about every page or so :D

makedamnsure 27-06-2011 09:14 AM

Yeah the slang annoyed me in Clockwork Orange.

Quote:

Fortunes Rock- Anita Shreve
Sea Glass- Anita Shreve
Light on Snow- Anita Shreve
I liked fortunes rocks too. Not read the others but might have to try and get them!

Reading A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth.
Takes a bit of concentration but I'm enjoying it.

The War Doctor 27-06-2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by monket (Post 2866461)
That is my favorite book ever. I thought the film was well done, but they deviated from the story a lot in some places. However, I imagine if you watched the movie first, it makes it a lot easier to understand what the Alex is talking about in the book. I know the first time I read it, I was flipping back and forth to the slang glossary about every page or so :D

It's so much more satisfying if you don't use the glossary. At first I was completely lost, but by about a quarter of the way through I'd figured out, just from context, more or less exactly what every slang word meant, and it just made the book that bit more enjoyable for me.

one_step_closer 30-06-2011 12:31 PM

The Blood of Strangers - Frank Huyler.

Laura2.0 30-06-2011 01:27 PM

I'm reading 'the pilgrims of the rhine'
dunno who wrote it.

The War Doctor 30-06-2011 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mute.Scream (Post 2870879)
I'm reading 'the pilgrims of the rhine'
dunno who wrote it.

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.

They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but covers can be surprisingly informative.

whirlpools 30-06-2011 11:40 PM

My concentration's really poor but I'm determined to start reading again. I've just begun another attempt at Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, and xbeckyx has kindly lent me A Brave New World as well (I forget who wrote it).

The One Who 02-07-2011 10:08 AM

^ I thought Brave New World was quite poor.

I've recently read Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. It's very slow and really not very much happens in it. At first I didn't like it and only plodded on because I'd started it, but after finishing it and leaving it for a while I've started to appreciate the whole thing a bit more. It's quite subtle.

nowhereman 03-07-2011 02:06 AM

It's kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini. About a young guy in a psychiatric hospital. There's also a film.

one_step_closer 03-07-2011 12:19 PM

Managing Intense Emotions and Overcoming Slf Destructive Habits - Lorraine Bell.

Dreaming. 03-07-2011 01:28 PM

Got a couple on the go - A Suitable Boy by Seth, Doctor Zhivago and The Inheritors by William Golding.

sweepingly 04-07-2011 03:16 AM

Breakfast of Champions by Vonnegut.

secretdepression19 04-07-2011 03:44 AM

I just finished reading both Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers and Boneman's Daughter by Ted Decker and am currently reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the Illyad by Homer, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (reading is a huge escape from life for me, hence so many books at once)

nowhereman 04-07-2011 08:22 AM

The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike, I'm on book 3. oh and I'm the same ^^

Fry 04-07-2011 03:18 PM

The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson
Seventh Edition

The War Doctor 06-07-2011 09:51 PM

Finished Atlas Shrugged. Amazing book, but Ayn Rand's prose style is too flowery for my taste; Victor Hugo's influence on her really shows, and at times it seems as if she's trying too hard to say "English is my second language, but look how well I've mastered it!" The ending was a little unsatisfying, and the infamous John Galt's Speech was incredibly long-winded (but brilliant nonetheless). The flaws are fairly minor in the grand scheme of things though; I absolutely loved this book.

I'm going to give Maeve Binchy a go. She's one of Ireland's most respected authors, but I've never read any of her books. I'm going to start Silver Wedding at some point tonight.

nowhereman 06-07-2011 10:07 PM

Ever Lasting by Alyson Noel (The Immortals series) and I got a free t shirt with it!

beautifulbutterflies 07-07-2011 01:35 AM

My Sister's Keeper by Jodie Picoult.

HealingAngel 07-07-2011 03:21 AM

Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Young Adult Novel. Love story... almost like a fairy tale. Really good.

Hobbes 07-07-2011 02:11 PM

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath...though finding it abit triggering at the moment

The War Doctor 07-07-2011 11:16 PM

I decided to put off reading Silver Wedding by Maeve Binchy, in favour of reading Crossroads by Michael Schumacher. It's a biography of Eric Clapton (one of my heroes; he's the first blues musician I ever listened to and pretty much the reason I started playing guitar), and it's a great read.

SavingGrace 10-07-2011 04:20 AM

Just read The Last Song by Nicholsa Sparks and Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult, found it kinda triggering in some parts and I wasn't expecting it at all.

About to read Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks and The Time Travellers Wife.

nowhereman 11-07-2011 01:43 AM

Now reading The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong, the second book in the darkest powers triology.

beautifulbutterflies 12-07-2011 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by dancintrulife (Post 2882295)
Now reading The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong, the second book in the darkest powers triology.

I love that series.

I've re-read the books a million times.

How are you liking it?

Chloe and Derek are meant to be, right?

Tig 12-07-2011 04:09 AM

The Accidental Proposal - Matt Dunn

It's quite a light book which I'm enjoying after reading some heavy stuff.

HealingAngel 12-07-2011 06:33 AM

Divergent. By Veronica Roth.


I love this book. :)

Papillon 12-07-2011 09:37 AM

Fifteen dollar eagle, If you are going to start reading meave binchy I would suggest you read copper beech first, my mum is a huge fan of hers and says this is her best book, although i have only read nights of rain and stars by her, which i would also reccomend.

one_step_closer 12-07-2011 08:49 PM

^ Which Mind Gym book is it? I think there are three. I've read one but I can't remember the title.


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