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Revolving Door 29-11-2012 10:43 PM

Just finished Perfect Picture By Jodi Picoult - first Jodi Picoult book, not too impressed

Now half way through Send By Patty Blount, enjoying this, reading it and remembering that it is aimed at younger readers. Bullying in this era. No longer as obvious as it once was. The era of cyber bullying.

one_step_closer 01-12-2012 04:57 PM

I'm just starting Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult. I think I tried to read it before but couldn't get into it.

Revolving Door 02-12-2012 07:33 PM

^looking at a lot of people's reviews online, it seems to be one of her less liked of books.

nowhereman 06-12-2012 01:28 AM

Reached by Ally Condie (Matched trilogy)

cweed 06-12-2012 02:12 AM

Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Again. This is probably my tenth time, but it's one of those really good books where when you finish it, you close it, let it sink in for a few minutes...then turn it over and start again from the start!

The frame story is OK, but once you get into the real meat of the book, it's wonderful. I particularly like that at no point do they have some convenient skill just develop (eg. hero picks up a sword for the first time, hero becomes SUPER MEGA BADASS swordsman). In fact, the book is mainly about how the protagonist becomes a badass...and the author is willing to let him suffer at times in the process!

Really well developed world, great character development, fun characters overall!

Rafiki 06-12-2012 02:02 PM

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. Absolutely beautiful.

Clowning 06-12-2012 03:07 PM

"Ulysses" by James Joyce

WishIFeltBetter 09-12-2012 05:30 AM

Myth-Quoted, by Jody Lynn Nye. Very good book about politics, without it being about real world politics.

one_step_closer 09-12-2012 06:04 PM

Hurting Too Much - Harry Keeble and Kris Hollington.

one_step_closer 11-12-2012 05:23 PM

When I Found You - Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Tig 11-12-2012 07:32 PM

The Light Behind the Window by Lucinda Riley.

Hobbes 11-12-2012 08:33 PM

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Dawn French.
Read it before, just abit of light reading to pass the time really. Decent book.

The War Doctor 12-12-2012 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by Clowning (Post 3439026)
"Ulysses" by James Joyce

How are you finding it? It's one of my favourite books of all time. It totally melted my brain though, and I doubt I've completely recovered from that, even years after reading it. :P

Speaking of James Joyce, I finished reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man this morning. Odd little book, dragged at times, but it was an interesting read and I enjoyed it. I imagine it has changed how I view his other books, though I'll have to re-read Dubliners and Ulysses at some point to know how much.

Currently reading various texts about Heraclitus and Parmenides, and a nice little textbook called The Course of Irish History by various authors. I'm hoping to get started on Animal Farm by George Orwell sometime today.

nowhereman 12-12-2012 11:44 AM

About to start Nightmare on Elm Street by Jeffrey cooper.

The War Doctor 13-12-2012 11:49 AM

I finished Animal Farm this morning, I love that book more and more every time I read it because I always find something new.

I won't be reading any novels for a little while, for now I'm going to focus on doing my reading for college. I'm reading a lot of stuff about early Greek philosophy at the moment, and a little bit of Irish history and psychology.

Unbreakable. 13-12-2012 04:28 PM

Critical Theory Today - A user-friendly guide by Lois Tyson.
I bet everyone is jealous now. :P

offlineforever 13-12-2012 04:46 PM

Very Jealous Lana!

At the moment I am reading three books at once for uni;

Witch'Fire by James Clemens
Tales from Earthsea by Ursual le guin
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano

Unbreakable. 13-12-2012 04:51 PM

The book actually *is* user-friendly. I just fail at getting the idea behind reader-response criticism.

Foxtrot Oscar 13-12-2012 07:18 PM

I am just about to start 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, because I've never read it. Then I'm going to borrow the DVD of the Muppet version from my brother and watch it!

one_step_closer 14-12-2012 04:49 PM

Room - Emma Donoghue.

Hobbes 14-12-2012 07:24 PM

The Further Adventures of An Idiot Abroad...gotta love Karl Pilkington :P

one_step_closer 16-12-2012 06:32 PM

The Centre Cannot Hold: A Memoir of my Schizophrenia - Elyn Saks.

whirlpools 16-12-2012 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by Foxtrot Oscar (Post 3446411)
Then I'm going to borrow the DVD of the Muppet version from my brother and watch it!

That film is the best!

I'm reading 'How To Be More Interesting' by Edward De Bono. The exercises are way too challenging to me; think I'm meant to be learning lateral thinking but I'm too unintelligent for all that.

nowhereman 18-12-2012 12:29 AM

This Band Will Save Your Life (My Chemical Romance)

one_step_closer 21-12-2012 12:36 PM

A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan.

Petrichor 21-12-2012 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 3453908)
A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan.

my tutor kept going on about that book. Is it any good?

Still reading Snake Ropes by Jess Richards.

one_step_closer 21-12-2012 06:04 PM

^ I've given up with it, couldn't get into it.

Now reading Child C - Christopher Spry.

nowhereman 21-12-2012 08:38 PM

A Crimson Tide (poetry) by the awesome Lena Kovadlo.

the_mad_bomber 22-12-2012 12:41 PM

I just read The Picture Of Dorian Gray and now I'm going to start reading The Map of Time

GambitC13 23-12-2012 12:09 AM

The night circus- Erin Morganstern.

Rafiki 23-12-2012 01:13 AM

House of Night 7 - Burned. PC & Kristin Cast.

Gunnergirl 23-12-2012 02:05 PM

I just re read the hunger games books...

When I go book shopping I always end up in the teen fiction area (or sometimes even the preteen! Well Harry potter, Artemis fowl, percy Jackson love them all lol)

one_step_closer 23-12-2012 08:46 PM

Just about to start Yes Man - Danny Wallace.

nowhereman 24-12-2012 02:24 AM

Echo by Alyson Noel.

xxhappydaysxx 25-12-2012 08:48 PM

Reading The Children's Books by AS Byatt. Really like it but taking me a while to get through!

Indigo. 26-12-2012 12:34 AM

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

sunshinethewerewolf 26-12-2012 04:51 AM

I just started reading Wilderness by Jim Morrison
it's just an anthology of his lost writings
I love it so far

Dreaming. 26-12-2012 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by the_mad_bomber (Post 3455014)
I just read The Picture Of Dorian Gray and now I'm going to start reading The Map of Time

Oooh did you enjoy TPoDG? It's easily one of my all-time favourite books.

I'm half-reading Midnight's Children by Salmon Rushdie, Money by Martin Amis and The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Haven't yet got properly into any of them.

Recently finished F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Myimmortalgirl 26-12-2012 11:03 AM

Is it just me. Miranda Hart's book

Opheliac13 26-12-2012 04:02 PM

Nearly finished 'Freedom: Next Time' by John Pilger. After this 'Catch-22' Joseph Heller. :)

silver_fawn 26-12-2012 05:38 PM

Just finished The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury and starting the sequel, The Templar Salvation. Great books for anyone who wants a historical thriller; it's a bit like the da vinci code if you had to compare it to something.

Wonderland. 27-12-2012 05:03 AM

Another Forgotten Child - Cathy Glass.

nowhereman 28-12-2012 12:06 AM

Crimson Whispers (poetry) by my friend Susan Stumpf.

Dreaming. 28-12-2012 01:26 AM


Originally Posted by Opheliac13 (Post 3459151)
After this 'Catch-22' Joseph Heller. :)

AMAZING book. Hope you enjoy it!

Buttons. 28-12-2012 08:54 AM

Currently reading The Bay at Midnight by Dianne Chamberlain then hope to move on to One flew over the cuckoos nest or a Torey Hayden novel I picked up in the charity shop I volunteer in.

Indigo. 28-12-2012 02:35 PM

Willow by Julia Hoban
Really, I have to stop reading books about eating disorders, self harm and mental health.

Killer Queen 28-12-2012 03:26 PM

Gravity by Tess Gerritsen. I thought it was a bit slow at the start but it's getting quite gripping.

nowhereman 28-12-2012 10:52 PM

Wandering Wounds by James L. Finley (poetry) he is a friend of a friend and she got me it for Christmas.

one_step_closer 31-12-2012 02:56 PM

Too Hurt to Stay - Casey Watson.

Revolving Door 01-01-2013 09:05 PM

the mad scientists daughter by Cassandra Clark (I think)

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