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GuidingLight 16-07-2010 11:28 PM

Wheel of time book 9 - Robert Jordan <3

The War Doctor 17-07-2010 12:19 AM

Cell is good, albeit hardly King's best work. I enjoyed it nonetheless; it was a unique take on the tried, true and tired-out zombie horror genre. Not as brilliant as some of his earlier work, but it's yet more proof that he is more imaginative and original than any other writer alive today.

misskitty112 17-07-2010 03:50 AM

I have added Macbeth to the list of things I am reading.

nuclearnight 17-07-2010 03:51 AM

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

_plastic 17-07-2010 11:45 AM

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

one_step_closer 17-07-2010 07:00 PM

The Mask - Dean Koontz.

Devil Girl 17-07-2010 08:51 PM

I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo By Steig Larsson - this is really the first crime novel I have ever read and I really enjoyed it and would recomend it for those interested in psychology, crimonology(sp!) and hacking!

I am now reading Moab is my Washpot By Stephen Fry - I do love Stephen Fry so I hope I enjoy this book!

MunchBox 18-07-2010 06:07 PM

Just finished Broken by Karin Slaughter so good.

J.K 19-07-2010 02:16 AM

Bill Hicks - love all the people: letters, lyrics, routines

Darkportrait12 19-07-2010 03:35 AM

Faith of the fallen - Terry Goodkind

Serenade 19-07-2010 04:37 AM

I am reading some stuff on the Gestapo cause it interests me and also reading Lisey's Story by Stephen King and the second harry potter is getting another re-read :-)

Pierrot 19-07-2010 07:13 AM

Stephen King is probably my favorite contemporary author. I like nearly all of his work, because of his characters. To me, regardless of the plot of a given story, his character writing has always been the most outstanding aspect of his stories. I think Rose Madder is my favorite of his stories.

Anyway, back on topic. I'm reading the first of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. A friend loaned it to me and insisted I read it. It's all right so far...definitely not Anna Karenina, though. :P

ferretmonster 19-07-2010 09:34 AM

ohh ohh keep going Pierrot, i love the dresden files, i have no idea who karenina is though so maybe you wont! but i love them

Opus. 19-07-2010 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by IsSheWeird (Post 2407269)
Just finished Broken by Karin Slaughter so good.

I love Karin Slaughter - definitely worth getting?

I'm reading Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy :)

Mademoiselle Lola. 19-07-2010 08:00 PM

I've just finished Ctrl-Z by Andrew Norriss.Tis a book for kids,but I loved it soo much.It's one of my fave books.
Now I'm starting Trainspotting.It's the second time I'm reading it,but this time in original,untranslated.
I'm also starting 'The unadulterated cat' by Terry Pratchett.

Serenade 21-07-2010 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Pierrot (Post 2408140)
Stephen King is probably my favorite contemporary author. I like nearly all of his work, because of his characters. To me, regardless of the plot of a given story, his character writing has always been the most outstanding aspect of his stories. I think Rose Madder is my favorite of his stories.

Oh yeah one of the reasons I love King is his ability to convey real life through character, you can either totally relate to tangents or you can appreciate those areas he illuminates because it's just honest, it's the little things he puts in there that you connect to, it's not simply a story, it's more a reflection, which is literature at it's most effective and magnetic.

crazykat 21-07-2010 12:05 PM

Just started reading Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

CheyKizoxie 21-07-2010 01:20 PM

I listened (audio book) to the 7th Harry Potter book. It was really good. I was impressed with the level of description and in depth conversations between characters. Had trouble listening while cleaning or going for walks as I would miss a short part of the story lol. Good thing for rewind!

I wanted to listen to "the secret" on audio book but I found the background music a bit too distracting. I will try to find the book in large print if I can.

Chey:thumbup:

EndOfDaze 21-07-2010 05:43 PM

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
I love this book so so much, I've cried a fair few times too! I'd recommend this to everyone :)

Mademoiselle Lola. 21-07-2010 06:02 PM

I can't read 'Trainspotting' in original,so now I'm reading 'Bridget Jones 2' after seeing the movie.

whirlpools 21-07-2010 06:08 PM

Bridget Jones 2 the book is SO much better than the film.

Dreaming. 21-07-2010 07:08 PM

The Tenderness of Wolves. It's taking me quite a while, but I'm really enjoying it.

Deranged 21-07-2010 10:55 PM

I just finished False Memory by Dean Koontz.

Next I'm going to read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Pierrot 22-07-2010 04:37 AM

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Originally Posted by ferretmonster (Post 2408193)
ohh ohh keep going Pierrot, i love the dresden files, i have no idea who karenina is though so maybe you wont! but i love them

I did enjoy it, mostly for the character of Harry Dresden himself. :) The themes and voice reminded me a little of Glen Cook's Garrett, PI novels.

I intend to start on Neverwhere next. I've never read any of Neil Gaiman's work before, except for his collaboration with Terry Pratchett. :P He's generally well reviewed, though, so I'm looking forward to it.

Serenade 22-07-2010 04:49 AM

Almost finished Chamber of Secrets then going back to Lisey's Story by King :)

PixieHope. 22-07-2010 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by EndOfDaze (Post 2411459)
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
I love this book so so much, I've cried a fair few times too! I'd recommend this to everyone :)


I have this in my to-read pile :) absolutely loved the Kite Runner.

CheyKizoxie 22-07-2010 03:42 PM

I just read my ipod playlist. I need a book *nods affirmatively*

one_step_closer 22-07-2010 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Serenade (Post 2412152)
Almost finished Chamber of Secrets then going back to Lisey's Story by King :)

Lisey's Story is one of my favourite books.

Sparky! 23-07-2010 01:07 AM

I'm reading 'The Secret Scripture'. Can't remember who it's by. I'm not keen on it so far.

Serenade 23-07-2010 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by one_step_closer (Post 2412778)
Lisey's Story is one of my favourite books.

That is cool to hear :-D

I don't know what to think so far, interesting as always with King, I am looking forward to exploring about it some more.

Vlad 23-07-2010 02:55 AM

I found Woody Allen - "Complete Prose" the other day sitting in the corner of the living room. (A collection of various stuff from his his writing).

It's brilliant so far. :)

accidentally.perfect 23-07-2010 10:59 AM


[Desolation.] 23-07-2010 12:07 PM

thin by grace bowman.
then i miss mummy by cathy glass.

CheyKizoxie 23-07-2010 07:52 PM

I just read some stuff on facebook

I am (not) a robot 24-07-2010 06:27 AM

Currently reading essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson

EndOfDaze 24-07-2010 08:44 AM

I finished A thousand splendid suns on Thursday, so went out to buy The Legacy by Katherine Webb yesterday.

PixieHope. 24-07-2010 03:15 PM

I'm reading Chinese Whsipers by Jan Wong.

xbeckyx 24-07-2010 04:07 PM

But Inside I'm Screaming by Elizabeth Flock, it's really good :)

Freedom Fighter 25-07-2010 01:47 AM

branded

CheyKizoxie 25-07-2010 02:28 PM

was reading a recipe book yesterday

The War Doctor 28-07-2010 04:51 PM

I finished Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov this morning, it was amazing. A horrifically dark plot, with a truly monstrous protagonist, but so beautifully written (especially the ending - "And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita").

I can't decide what I should read next: The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, or Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

xbeckyx 28-07-2010 05:52 PM

Me, Myself and Them. A book about a guy with schiz.

Stellata 28-07-2010 05:53 PM

The Swan Thieves. Interesting in a long and convoluted kind of way.

MrsCoulter 28-07-2010 06:25 PM

I have so many on the go :O I am reading Stephen King's The Skeleton Crew, Marya Hornbacher's Manic, a book about a french girls depression and the Witches of Eastwick :)

Siouxsie 28-07-2010 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Fifteen Dollar Eagle (Post 2422600)
I finished Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov this morning, it was amazing. A horrifically dark plot, with a truly monstrous protagonist, but so beautifully written (especially the ending - "And this is the only immortality you and I may share, my Lolita").

Lolita is simply amazing. My favourite book.

Right now I'm reading "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. I think there's been quite a bit of controversy surrounding it, but I'm still enjoying it regardless of whether the details are fabricated or not.

The War Doctor 28-07-2010 07:11 PM

I made up my mind - just started The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. Very thought-provoking.

cheetahlove 28-07-2010 08:09 PM

i just finished reading Burned by Ellen hopkins again. I love it, i think it's my favorite. :-D

linder surprise 28-07-2010 09:52 PM

jeez you people read fast. i read a book like every two weeks or so.
i'm reading a heartbreaking work of staggering genius - dave eggers.

Dreaming. 29-07-2010 01:52 AM

Finished The Tenderness of Wolves, now reading both A Simple Act of Violence and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

CheyKizoxie 29-07-2010 09:43 PM

recipe book


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